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The BrownMark Show Podcast
18 minutes | Dec 8, 2016
My First Show with Prince: The Rolling Stones Story
You're in the back of a limo. You're in LA. It's hot. The kicker? There's 100,000 people waiting to watch the band after yours... This week BrownMark, opens up his new book, My Life in the Purple Kingdom, and shares the story of his first time on stage with The Purple One. Does singing in a mirror really help stage fright? What about donning an alter ego? What do you do when preparing to face your audience? Join the discussion!
17 minutes | Dec 1, 2016
Songwriting 101: Susannah Melvoin speaks
Mark flies solo this week while presenting Part 1 of his take on professional songwriting. Should you join a band to better understand musical chemistry? What’s the secret to longevity in writing? Can you be your best while not having traveled? Listen as Mark discusses taking the first step and building confidence. Plus, Susannah Melvoin, twin sister of Wendy Melvoin, calls in and shares the origin of the Prince song, “Starfish and Coffee,” and shows that inspiration can come from anywhere at any time! How did you first start writing songs and music? Join the discussion!
18 minutes | Nov 23, 2016
Prince' Basketball' A Bodyguards Story
Would you take on Prince when he needed to blow off some steam on the court? Well, one of his bodyguards did, and let’s just say it didn’t end well… for him! In this episode, BrownMark and Sage share that particular tale from the Purple Past as well as their own preferred methods of refreshment when facing some serious writer’s block. Sitting in a boat, collecting fishing stories… Gliding through waves while the mind resets… Hitting a jump shot over someone who is literally twice your size… What do you do to clear the backlog and unleash the flow of creativity? Join the discussion!
19 minutes | Nov 17, 2016
Vinyl vs. Digital
Is your stylus ashy? Have you had to buy the same album twice because you played the first one too much? Do you believe in Holistic Recording? If so, you are not alone! This week on The BrownMark Show, BrownMark and Sage discuss various aspects of the Vinyl vs. Digital debate. Is bitrate really that important? What about portability? DJ Alan Freed joins the show and shares his expertise on the subject. What’s your favorite vinyl record? Join the discussion!
25 minutes | Nov 3, 2016
The Making of a Band: MAZARATI
Peacock Theory, raiding your girlfriend's closet, and the Golden Rule of Music. What does it really take to make a band? Formed by BrownMark in 1986, the band MAZARATI joins the show this week to breakdown several nuances of building a band that works for you. Is jamming the secret to gelling as a unit? APK, OneGunn, Tony Christian, and Screamer share their thoughts and experiences with rehearsal spaces, on-stage chemistry, and the MAZARATI motto. Ever wondered what happens when you go from the basement to the booth? Listen in and learn from the Bad Boys of Paisley Park themselves!
29 minutes | Oct 14, 2016
How To Go From Garage Band to RockStar
In episode two, “How To Go From Garage Band to RockStar,” Brown Mark and his co-host Sage Waters (@waterthesage) talk about the difference between a regular performer and a Rockstar. They have also added a new segment to the show, “Bizarre Musical Happenings.” Lastly, they talk about how six Rockstars killed a local house bands equipment.
34 minutes | Sep 26, 2016
BrownMark Made Prince Pancakes
Brown Mark and his co-host, Sage Waters kick-off their premier podcast “I made Prince pancakes”. Take a trip down memory lane and discover how he was dubbed “Brown Mark”, hear about his inspirations and unique musical style, his first Prince encounter, how he became a part of Prince and the Revolution, and what life has been like since Prince’s untimely passing.
1 minutes | Sep 26, 2016
BrownMark Show Trailer
What’s up everybody, it’s BrownMark. I’m so pleased to bring you my podcast, The BrownMark Show: Where Music Speaks. As a professional musician and bassist for The Revolution, Prince’s band, I’ve gained a very unique perspective of the music industry. On my show I will be talking to fellow musicians - some of the most creative and dynamic people - who work in one of the most exciting industries in the world. You'll get an inside look at the entertainment business from the viewpoint of those musicians, entertainers, and producers. We'll be talking about life, the sometimes crazy world of music, and what inspires us as artists.
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