Tuesday, 28 November 2017

House Concert

Dan Bryk – House Concert – Nov 2017

Bryk’s return to “performance” after seven years of child rearing “sabbatical.” Nearly all new songs, warts and all. Utterly unprofessional recording grabbed from FB Live but don’t worry, the camera gets adjusted upwards once the set starts. You’ve probably never heard songs quite like these.

I opened a house concert for my old friend and tourmate Michael Holt. This is the warts and all document, sneetched from Facebook Live. Super rough around the edges and straight from the heart. All new songs except for the opener and closer, this is “what I’ve been up to”, sort of.

Monday, 28 March 2016

The Definite Article

Played pianorgan on this sweet little King Radio song not long before my dad passed away. Not a song about grammar.

Definite Article

King Radio: The Definite Article Frank Padellaro: guitar and lead vocal, Paul Pelis: drums, Rob Cook: bass, Lee Flier: lead guitar, Dan Bryk: organ and piano, Brandi Ediss: backing vocal and vocal arrangements, Diana Chadwell Brown: backing vocal, Matt Brown: backing vocal, Bob Fenster: backing vocal, Lee Wiggins: tambourine.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Pop Up Chorus sings She’s An Angel

I almost forgot about taking part in Durham’s delightfully eclectic Pop Up Chorus a few years back, gleefully conducted by my old peep (and Pop Psychology hornsmith) Seamus Kenney. I never actually make it on camera (look for my striped blue short sleeve shirt from behind) but you can definitely hear me in there. It was a great time, but the next morning I got a brutal kidney stone. Damn you, salty delicious barbecue.

PopUp Chorus sings “She’s An Angel” by They Might Be Giants

“She’s An Angel” by They Might Be Giants, recorded on Monday, April 28, 2014, at Motorco in Durham, North Carolina. PopUp Chorus is held on Monday nights at Motorco in Durham, NC, and is brought to you by Community Chorus Project, founded by Lauren Bromley Hodge.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Apologia [Video]

Archive dive for Theme Music One-Word-Titles: “A”

Apologia (2009)

From the album Pop Psychology (2009) an archive dive for Theme Music One-Word-Titles “A”

Footage from a solo show at the Empty Bottle, Chicago around 1998 or ’99. Never bothered to write the damn date on the VHS tape.  No later than 2000 anyhow.


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Horizons in My Way [Video]

Horizons in my Way

An archive dive for A Bit of The Old In and Out Theme. A duet with the lovely Greta Gertler from my 2009 recording Pop Psychology. Video from James Maduzia’s amazing 2003 Brick Film “The Letter” — really hope he doesn’t mind my derivative use. https://archive.org/details/tl http://downloads.bryk.com/album/pop-psychology https://www.facebook.com/groups/theme.music.group/


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

The End [Video]

A duet with the charming Zoenda McIntosh of the fabulous b-side of Ian Whitcomb’s N-N-N-Nervous! (Also covered to remarkably different effect by Linda Ball, strangely also on a b-side.)  Featuring the estimable guitars of Torbjörn Petersson. For Theme Music‘s Breaking Up theme. Enjoy!

The End

A cover of the Ian Whitcomb song by Dan Bryk & Zoenda McIntosh for Theme Music’s “Breaking Up” Theme. Torbjörn Petersson: Guitars Zoenda McIntosh: Vocals Bryk: Vocals and everything else

Thursday, 18 September 2014

US Air [Video]

US Air

A video made by Dan Bryk for Theme Music. Theme: Lost (unreleased song) and Found (footage). Original video source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpKYnNg37pg

Video for an unfinished song, made for Theme Music‘s Lost (unreleased song) and Found (the footage) themes.

Original video source

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Dan Bryk on MuchMusic Rapidfax [Video]

Aaah, the spoils of youth. Classic photobombing by Danny Michel.

Dan Bryk on MuchMusic Rapidfax

Dan Bryk announces his tortured engagement to Scratchie Records with Rebecca Rankin of MuchMusic’s Rapidfax News Aug 7, 1997. Interview taped before a gig at The Horseshoe Tavern with band Kurt Swinghammer, Maury Lafoy (The Supers) and Paul Brennan (Odds, Big Sugar). Watch for videobombs by a can-indie legend/Lovers Leap guest star…


Saturday, 5 May 2012