Musings

Inspired by disaster

This post and the accompanying song demo is, as the title insinuates, inspired by disaster. ┬áThe disastrous end to a talented man’s life, the disaster that ensues when a person becomes addicted to any person, place, thing that elicits a euphoric feeling. I had heard that Phillip Seymour Hoffman had passed and it not-so subtly… Continue reading.

Catching up. Week four.

I know it’s week seven, but as I mentioned in my previous post, I’m catching up. Also, if you missed out on what this whole thing is about, check it out here. The week four phrase was “my darling minion”. Sometimes when I see the phrase of the week, I purposely avoid it and go… Continue reading.

Week number what?

Ok. So, I had this grand plan to blog every week about my process. Guess what? That’s right, life gets in the way. I’m not moanin’ or complainin’, though I’ve been known to do so quite well. No. I’m just stating the facts. So, we’re really on week 5 or 6 of this songwriting excursion, but this is the second post from me.

New Direction

No, the title of this post doesn’t refer to some pop sensation. Unless, you consider me something of that sort in which case, you should probably listen to more music before you try to use that classification here. I’m referring to a new direction for the blog on this site.

Opening for Henry Wolfe

I’m very excited about tomorrow night (Tues. May 24th). I’m opening for a wonderful artist named Henry Wolfe. Henry’s music to me is a Tom Waits bar room 1900s crawl at times and other times filled with lovely beatlesque happenings. I even feel a bit of Wings and Paul Simon happening from time, which really… Continue reading.

Norapalooza

I was lucky to play a great event this past Sunday night. Our friend Nora is a wonderful supporter of live and original music in Indianapolis. For her birthday, a bunch of us musicians, writers and performers got together to pay her tribute. I was lucky enough to be included in a short list of… Continue reading.

Excited and Delighted

This Saturday April 30th I’ll be performing with The Citizens Band for the first time in 7 years. If you’re not familiar with what we do, here’s a sample:[audio:http://briandeer.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/02-Train-Lights.mp3|titles=02 Train Lights] Some call it Alt-country, Americana, and I just like to think of it as high-energy rock n roll. I’ve been rehearsing for the past… Continue reading.

Flat 12 Bierworks

You might have noticed this new place on my calendar and wondered, what the heck? Flat 12 Bierworks is a great new brewery in downtown Indianapolis. In fact, they are within spitting distance of my house. My good friend Tad Armstrong and I have been playing there for a few months now. They have a… Continue reading.

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