Published Sunday, May 20, 2007 by jack.
Well, it's really not as bad as it sounds I guess. e-money came to Santa Cruz this weekend and we busted out a new brody tune for this week's Songfight. This one features Jeff on bass. It's been awhile since we did a Songfight, and I've been itching to do more live recording lately so it was good timing, a very fun collaborative effort aided by some very choice brain candy.
The new song will be up on Songfight later this week, but if you're dying to hear it, you could probably check it out here
Otherwise, make sure to wander over to Songfight
later this week while doin your daily surf and show us some love.....
Published Tuesday, August 22, 2006 by jack.
Published Friday, February 10, 2006 by jack.
e-money made a rare appearance in the Casa de la Cruz, and we made the most of it. He showed up around 11:30, we cranked out the lyrics and basic arrangement, basic drum tracks, as well as a rhythm guitar track that we recorded in about an hour, went out for a nice relaxed sushi lunch at Shogun on Pacific Avenue, got back to the house around 2, recorded vocals and more guitar tracks until 3:30 when he split to go back to Mill Valley. I tweeked the mix some more and added some supplementary drums as well. I might swap out the current drums for some real ones if I can get a certain real drummer to play them in time. Otherwise, this
is what it will sound like.
Coming to this weeks songfight.........
Published Friday, July 08, 2005 by jack.
Red Flag was recorded in my bedroom at my old flat at 1146 Oak Street in San Francisco. Eric and I were riding a big wave of ego after having won the previous weeks Songfight! The response vocal seemed to work pretty good for us with "Shreds" so we went back to it again, using it as the de facto chorus this time. The idea was to sort of tell this simultaneous story of boy meets girl, and the pitfalls associated with it. As we like to say, it's all about teen angst and sweaty waitresses. I worked up most of the arrangement and e-money wrote most of the lyrics while i set the recording equipment up. And i'm pretty sure we ventured to King Foot Subs at some point in the recording process. this remains possibly our favorite Brody song.
Published Thursday, July 07, 2005 by jack.
Shreds is the first song Eric and i ever did for Songfight!. Amazingly, it won, but that was most likely due to the fact that we told all our friends, family, and anyone else that would give us the time of day to go check it out and vote for it. I sort of found out about Songfight! by accident, and Eric and I were living on the same street in San Francisco at the time, and would get together at least once a week and hang out, play guitar, bounce song ideas off each other. We had been writing songs and playing together for a number of years, so we could work pretty quick when we were motivated to. One of the few constants at the time was how we would always break for dinner and walk up to King Foot Subs on the corner of Haight and Divisadero and get the special beef teryaki sub, which was melt in your mouth to die for. We turned so many people on to the beef teryaki sub from King Foot. Anyways, the title for that weeks Songfight! was "shreds" and pretty much all we could come up with was the visual of shredding lettuce. I had the idea to sort of spoof Bob Marley's "Natty Dread", mostly because it just rhymed with shreds. So we ended up sort of mixing ideas, as the music and arrangement is sort of a take off on "Natty Dread" (with kazoos instead of horns), the lyrics are written about a fictitious submaker from King Foot Subs. I've always wondered if anyone has ever asked them about brody's "shreds". That would be funny.
Published Saturday, December 25, 2004 by jack.
So brody are a couple guys (Steve and Eric) from Northern California who make music together. They met sometime around 1994 or 1995 and have been playing and writing music together on and off since then. They incorporate a number of different styles to their music, which is influenced by a broad and diverse group of artists, from Beck to the Grateful Dead to Guided By Voices and back again. brody came about around the time they first began participating in Songfight!, an online group of independent recording artists and songwriters. They had been playing in an electric band (Squirmer) and brody developed as a sort of acoustic step-child of Squirmer. For a number of years, Steve and Eric both lived on Grove street in San Francisco, literally within shouting distance of each other, and at the same time, they worked at the same store. Currently, Eric lives in Mill Valley, California and Steve lives in Santa Cruz, California. They still get together and record as much as feasibly possible, which is not enough, and are currently working on producing a CD of original music which should be available by the end of 2010.
Occasionally, free downloads will get posted, vents will be ranted, anecdotes will be waxed nostalgic, and hopefully nobody will get hurt or arrested in the process. Thanks for visiting.