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
$15 Includes digital download card

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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Previous events

An Interesting Evening Of Music

NO Fun, 1709 se Hawthorne, Portland, Oregon

$5

(the quieter side of) Nadine records

Chapel Theatre, 4107 se Harrison, Milwaukie, Oregon

This is a great show.  Nadine records is very versatile.  From hardcore/Metal to punk.  But there's a softer side to the label.  This is a showcase for those artists.  This will be a test to see if folks in Portland will actually drive to Milwukie for a show.

$5

Longview book and record show

women's club, 835 21st street, Longview, Washington

Returning to my home town is always lovely.  On this night I'll do some music from the new album, and read a little from the new book!  Good friends Tyler and Hilarie will also play some acoustic songs, and well as other local songsmith Mike Lee.

Book and cassette release

Beacon Sound, 3636 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, Oregon

I partnered up with Dao Strom a few years ago.  Together we exchanged services for two projects.  I recorded an album for her, and she edited my first book.  Now we release our projects together.  Dao will release a cassette ep titled SENSE, and I will release a book of poetry and short stories.

free

Record Release

Taborspace, 5441 se Belmont, Portland, oregon

Please come one and all (and early, music starts at 7pm). A much earned celebration is in order for Barry Brusseau's new LP "Quiet Please." An album with the concept: One instrument per song. No instrument used twice. This will be the rare night when Barry will gather all the musicians to play. Local label Nadine Records is putting out the record. Only 200 copies!

instore release and my 53rd Birthday

Music Millennium East, 3158 E Burnside, Portland, OR

April 28th is the big release event, with all the different instrument players.  This night I will be playing the album alone.  You'll hear the songs on the guitar as they were written.  It's also my 53rd birthday!  I can't guarantee cake.

free

Acoustic in L-Town

Women's Club, 835 21st ave, Longview, Washington

I think its been like two years since I've done an acoustic show in Longview. So I think we have a real nice intimate show for you. Mike Burchim is following his Deliverence roots with his new good time Hillbilly treat "Longtucky Picks." If you're wondering what Hilarie Hughes and Tyler are up to, come see their new project, Stars Without Makeup. This show will take place in the small room at the Womens Club. Maybe we should start a fire in the fireplace! MUSIC STARTS PROMPT AT 9PM

The Round

The Portland Abbey, 7600 N Hereford Ave, Portland, Oregon

TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014, 8 PMMusic by: Will West, Barry Brusseau, Ali Clarys (of Absent Iris). Slam Poetry by: Milly Wallace, Art by Leah HugoDoors Open 7:15 PM. Ticket at the Door. All Ages. $7 General Admission(beer/wine, available, 21+)WHAT: Three songwriters share the stagefor a unique performance, joined by slam poets and live visual artists, for a relaxed & intimate evening of collaboration.The Round # refers to how many months in a row * The Round, Portland Poets come to us in partnership with the Portland Poetry Slam. https://www.facebook.com/portlandpoetryslamWHERE: The Portland Abbey Arts/St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Undercroft (lower level)7600 N Hereford Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97203(in the north Portland neighborhood of Portsmouth).http://www.abbeyarts.org/HistoryRunning monthly in Seattle since June 2005, The Round was founded by arts curator Nathan Marion and now is independently curated in various cities around the country including Portland OR, Austin TX, Anacortes WA, Lebanan PA, and festivals like Bumbershoot, Zootunes Concerts and more. See www.theround.org for more information.

$7

Aug3

Rabbit Dreams CD Release Show

The Waypost, 3120 N Williams, portland, oregon

I'll be opening up this show for my friends in Rabbit Dreams. They are releasing a CD. 8PM Sharp!

Goats Head Manor Arts and Music Fest

Ella Street Social Club, 714 SW 20th Pl, portland, oregon

I'm playing on Sunday.

Jul12

Music At The Drive INN with Becky Ann and Cait Olds and me

music at the Drive Inn, 3001 NE Ainsworth Street, Portland, Oregon

LIVE MUSIC & MOVIEJoin Us for a mellow summer evening of free entertainment.Live music on the small outdoor stage with a feature length film projected BIG in the parking lot.Fresh Kettle Corn cooked on location.Bring drinks bring blankets, lawn chairs and pillowsbring a radio/boombox that can receive an FM transmission so you can hear the movie. First come first serve for parking spots at the drive in. Music starts around 8pm and Movie shortly there after.

Apr7

Swamp House hypnotics

Swamp House, 1407 Wheeler Ave SE, Olympia, washington

Apr6

Playing this Friday at the Waypost

the waypost, 3120 N. Williams, portland, oregon

CD Release show

Record Room, 8 N.E. Killingsworth, portland, oregon

I will be sharing this CD release show with Sean Croghan and Ezza Rose. The CD are unique and limited. I will be giving them away.

The Rapture

5th ave cinema, 510 SW Hall St., Portland, Oregon

This show will be visual and well as musical. The one requirement was you had to have some kind of visual aspect to you set. I'll be working up some moody shit! Breath Deep Son and Lets Lift That Burden!

5 Artists, 5 songs each, $5!

Alberta Street Pub, 1036 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR

$5

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.

 

November 23rd 2021,

As the pictures above show, I'm tearing apart a room, transforming it into a recording studio. That first picture on the left was taken right after signing a one year lease. I've got my dog Gordon in my arms, and I'm standing next to my business partner, Brian. The rest of the pictures show the demolition of the old room (it used to be part of a day care center called Sweet Pea) Lots of work is still needing to be done. Sound proofing and acoustically treating the room is our goal. Do we know what we are doing? Not really, but we're giving it a go.

Why is it that we can doubt ourselves so heavily. Just when I get excited about this opportunity a voice in my head ruins it. It tells me I will fail, that know one will pay to have me record them, and you won't be that good at it anyway, and this is one big waste of time and money. I hear that voice and tell it to be quiet, but it does get heard. I figure I can find out a lot in a year. I will know if I'm going to be any good at it, and is it something I really want to do. Regardless of the fear we move on. We try to make smart decisions, and jump in.

The recording studio will be called The Chapel Recording Company. What I want to do is have a place where a person can record without feeling intimidated. A chance to feel inspired, to record on a cool vintage Scully mono tape deck. My aim is to work within the limitations of what I have. And what I have is a mono 1/4 inch full track tape deck. One mic, a good song, a good performance, and get it right. No fixing things on the computer. Let that great tube preamp, and that warm tube mic hit that tape head full on. I want to help people make good music and have fun. I don't think the studio will be recording ready for a least another month. Let's just call it the new year. here's to my career after retirement (which is still at least 2 years away).

Also I have finally put together a band camp page. Please follow the link and give me a follow. I just might let this website thing go soon. Not sure.

Barry's band camp page

 

November 23rd 2021,

Good Morning you

get up and get after

SEPTEMBER 6TH 2021

It's been a summer of work. Now if I was taking about songwriting and playing great shows, and feeling cool, that would be one thing, but I'm not. I'm a truck driver, just a tried and true laborer. It's the thing I've spent most of my life perfecting. It's not very sexy to say but it is true. I'm a hell of a laborer, and it has provided for me my entire life, and in its way it has disciplined me (we are not a disciplined people.) It has had its price of course, working for the man ya know. It has taken a toll on my body. With the shortage in labor I have worked longer hours than I have in my entire labor drenched life. Lately my back has been hurting like hell, and my left foot feels like it has a rock embedded in the ball of my foot. So you take a hand full of ibuprofen and get on with it. The only obvious benefit of those hours is the pay. So I've spent some money getting that Scully tape deck up and running. I've also spent some money on a few components. I'm gonna try and record a new album on it. 

I do have material for a new album. Hope to get to that soon. But lately all my time goes to work, and cutting records over at my side hustle  GORBIE LATHE CUTS. Then if I can find some more time I'm trying to build a rack for my new components. Then if I have any more time I try and give it to my very patient wife. Then I try and eat and sleep. I got to tell you that retirement is calling my name. I also tell you that I want to start a recording studio, and have that be my job in retirement. My angle will be using this old mono tape deck. One mic, all analog, and a good time. That's what I'll be selling, come record a demo, and feel creative. Thinking of calling it "DEMOMONO STUDIO, or maybe "MONOMIX STUDIO. Not sure, what do you think? IO got to go have some breakfasts, and get to working. You folks be good.