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.
Played pianorgan on this sweet little King Radio song not long before my dad passed away. Not a song about grammar.
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.
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.
“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.
Archive dive for Theme Music One-Word-Titles: “A”
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.
Yes, THAT one. “The letter U and the numeral 2.” A cover for Theme Music by my tremendously amorphous side project Virgins and Philistines. Enjoy until it gets content ID’ed out of existence.
by Virgins and Philistines for Theme Music “You! You! You!” theme
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!
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
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
Aaah, the spoils of youth. Classic photobombing by Danny Michel.
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…
The song that started it all, now in glorious 480p.
Dan Bryk 1996 Music Video. Directed by Marcus Valentin.