QUIET PLEASE vinyl
  • QUIET PLEASE vinyl
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Classic 140 grahm black vinyl. digital download included. Hand silkscreened beautiful cover. Lyric sheet, stickers
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The concept: One instrument per song, no instrument can be used twice.  This album was the simplest idea, and took longer than anything I've done. I want to hear the barest bones of each song.  Give me the leanest version possible.  Let me hear the pads letting gently down on the saxophone.  Let me hear your fingers slide on the cello.  Let me hear you breath, let me sit with a long pause of silence.

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This Picture is a Dream
  • This Picture is a Dream
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Collection of poems and short stories $8 This is my first book. A collection of poems and short stories.  Focusing on family, love, frustrations, and animals.  Into the third printing of 50.   A Perfect bound book from the Gorbie empire.

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July 18th 2022,

I have begun tracking guitar for a new album. It's been about 5 years since I recorded a new album. In the video I'm using a click track in my headphones. This will make it much easier for the other players to add their parts. I hate using a click, but I'm trying to get used to it. I have this thing in my head that tells me it will sound robotic, and without feeling. This of course is not true, and the tempo actually gives you some freedom. I'm trying to not fight it. On this day I tracked 5 new songs. Really looking forward to it.

Milwaukie Porchfest

July 15th 2022

I'm sitting in my backyard, listening to Buck Owens, and reflecting on the weekend. Friday I played the Milwaukie Porchfest. It is a great idea, and credit does go to the city of Milwaukie, and the Milwaukie arts counsel (I think that's the folks responsible.) for the great effort. I could get off on a tangent about the city and it's code enforcement, but I wont divulge into a resentful complaining session. It was the firs time I was able to assemble the entire band. I guess we're a band, it's always hard when the thing is just under your name. Always feels odd compared to my history of playing in punk rock bands. Then it was always a band, and you had a name for that band, and even if only one or two guys wrote all the songs it still felt like a gang. I'm always seeking a sense of family, or camaraderie. The show was a joy, and the folks filling the yard were a pleasure to play for.  

MAY 3RD 2022, 

On May 13th I am having a soft opening for the new recording studio. An idea that started with Toody Cole giving me Fred's Scully mono tape deck (A tape deck Fred never had the chance to restore.) I couldn't fit the console  in my small house, so I asked The Chapel Theater if I could rent a space in their basement. That's where I started to learn about this deck, and the all analog world I hoped to build. With the Scullly fully restored I started recording friends and making demos of my new songs.  I purchased a nice UA tube preamp, Mojave tube mic, and compressor. The vision is keep it simple, make the road to creating uncluttered. One mic, full track mono tape deck, make beautiful warm music.
I have also just added an Otari 8 track. It will be an option soon.

Then The Chapel Theater came to me and said they had an opportunity; "We've purchased the building next door (old day care center that was part of the old church), now we have a place for you to build a real studio. They also knew someone that was interested in building a studio (I couldn't afford the rent alone.) So I started a new venture and partnership with Brian Vierra. Needless to say we are figuring this all out (and each other) as we go. We both hope to offer a non intimidating place to create your music. 

Please come to the May 13th show (if you can) Opening the show will be Jake Kelly ( who I met at the White Eagle open mic.) Jake has been teaching me about amps, mics, and compressors. He is also a friend, and so glad he said yes to this show. It's 6 years since he's played a show, and he's excited and terrified (I can relate)

Camp Crush are a synth pop duo. I met these two wonderful folks at Twin Paradox open mic. The two were not a couple at the time but they are now, and make super catchy 80's style sugar! So grateful for their participation.

I will be playing a set with some friends helping out. Mostly new stuff that I hope to record in my very own studio.

Below I've put together a photo gallery of the studio project. We still have more to learn and more to add, but I'm really looking forward to this being something I do when I retire from truck driving. 

Time for a shave and a hair cut.

February 27th, 2022

I'll get a hair cut and shave in March. Then I'll look ten years younger. I did notice that you come to an age where that doesn't really work anymore. Ten years ago,. after getting a shave and a hair cut, folks would always say "man you look 10 years younger" Now they don't say much at all.

Been doing a lot of work on the studio lately. I have also purchased an Otari 8 track tape deck. This might be the machine I recored the new album on. You know it's been almost 5 years since I released an album. Seems myself and the world are going along fine without any new music from me. That said I am proud of the material I have for the next record. Get to it one of these days.

I was joking with my wife that there's too many pictures of me on here. I guess the website is titled Barry Brusseau.

The time has come and left for me to let my website go. I was real close. I've got a Bandcamp page going and I would appreciate any of you giving me a follow. Go here:

SUNDAY DECEMBER 5TH 2021

My wife and I taking a walk in Pioneer Square

There is something in the air. It usually comes in December. When the seasonal change really starts to set in. You can perceive it in October, and November, but December is the real teller. Stepping outside in the early morning, taking a deep breath (I always take a deep breath when I leave home) My lungs and sense of smell are filled with a drug. It is intoxicating, and best of all there is no crash, no sense of guilt, no regret. The first buzz I get is a simple time travel buzz, a feeling. It's an immediate conncection with walking to school as a boy. I'm almost 11 years old again, walking with my saxophone (I remember thinking it was so heavy.) I'm in touch with feeling a little nervous, (the school year is still young) feeling cold, and probably worried I didn't study or finish any assignments. All those seemingly negative emotions are overshadowed by one heaping feeling......my blood is alive with possibilities, with dreams that come when you are young.

The other part of the recipe is Christmas, the hopes of a white Christmas, the colors and smells of that particular holiday. You can't downplay the excitment of a young boy looking forward to opening presents. I fondy remember believing in Santa Clause, and watching all the holiday classics, Rudolph, Frosty, Grinch etc etc. My mother, grandmother, aunts, uncles all made this a time of feeling loved. I may have lost my father very young, and my stepfather was a heavy drinker, but mom and family always made me feel loved. the saying is true: People will forget things you say and do, but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

That gift, that feeling that comes back every time I step out into a cold December morning, will never go away. How strong and eternal is that? I'm grateful for it, and those memories. I'm grateful I stopped smoking and drinking my life away, so I can take a deep enough breath to conjure up all those feelings. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY.