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Top Google results show Brian for President!

I just looked and if you Google "Brian for President", my ReverbNation music page is in the 2nd link! Sweet!

SoundCloud and Twitter

ReverbNation offers a lot to us artists, but I've found that SoundCloud makes it much easier to create custom playlists and Sets of music, plus adds the ability to tag your tracks. http://www.soundcloud.com/brianforpresident

Twitter is nice since it gives you personal access to people and conversations in real time, across the globe. http://www.twitter.com/B4P_Music

A Few Thoughts on Live Recording Sessions...

A few other artists and I were talking about how sometimes, it's great to capture a recording of something that is challenging to reproduce exactly a second time, and I agree. Making songs that are hard to reproduce even for yourself seems to add the most organic "magic" to the tracks that often only comes around once.

Granted, a few of my songs have some "rough" spots in the recordings, but that's because I play most of them live and non-sequenced, so the final polish from multi-tracking a single song for hours is not there in a few songs. However, I think the spontaneity is better, personally, and I enjoy making one-shot live recordings to the best of my ability. It's exciting when it works out really well. :) Sometimes, the recording is the first time I've ever played that song, and I'm "making it up as I go", which is a lot of fun.

As for my favorite song, I really like Blue Sky Over the Village due to its imagery and textures, but I think I'm most proud of Ring Me, My Doors are Opening, and Long Winded. They show a progression in complexity and structure that was not there in some of my older tracks like Leaving and Drift Away, which are now nearing 15 years old.

New TunePaks!

I've just created some new TunePaks. They showcase some of my newest songs and also some chill songs that are great for ambient/new age fans.

Brian for President - Most Recent Songs: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/2204439

Brian for President - Ambient and New Age: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/2205167

At long last, Brian's music is online.

Hey all,

For years, I've been getting asked to put my music out to the masses, and ReverbNation was finally a medium that worked well to do so...enjoy the tracks, and let me know what you think!

By the way, these are all just mid-grade mp3 files. I'm planning on releasing albums for digital distribution/purchase using the uncompressed master recordings I made. Let me know if you're interested in me rushing that process along so you can get your own CD of my tunes.

Thanks! Talk to you soon.