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and days of commotion,we’re almost done here in Amsterdam.  Eddie is eager to finish this date and move on to the south of France for a big jazz festival we’re booked to play next week. The new singer he’s found (Annette) is warming up to the band and actually she’s much better than his last “discovery” whose name the Headstock brothers and I both seem to have blocked out of our minds (not a  bad place to frequent, as it were). So both Hank and Harold are back along with the regulars and a new sax player who goes by “Rico”. I’m getting a feeling a lot of the dates coming up are not set in stone, but Eddie always manages to do the deal even if it’s in the eleventh hour.  My wife tells me it’s between hot and too hot back home so I’m happy with the weather here,  hope it’s not too unpleasant in your neck of the woods.  Not much else to tell at the moment here. I’ll post when we get to the next location with internet, hopefully in a few days. Meanwhile thanks for stopping by and for listening to the podcast series. For those of you who might want to try a little sonic fun with your computer here’s a link to visit and check out:

http://web.mit.edu/~eric_r/Public/mmmtsss/

Have a good day, more soon, take care.

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Show #33 in the My Life in Sound series is the next to last in this retrospective. This time the music is again from 2005-6 and was recorded in my home studio in Colorado. Titles and start  times are as follows:

1- Omnistop Intro  00:00
2-  A  Walk Into Town  02:54
3-  April Fools  06:30
4-  Fit To Be Tied  11:54
5-  Todd Is God  15:47
6-  Omnistop Outro  18:06
7-  Roll The Credits  22:26
8-  The Walk Home  26:03  
Performed and recorded by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. Tracks 1,2 and 6 contain samples of recorded works by other artists, used here without permission. For more information please visit at-the-helm.us and follow the links. Thanks for listening, next show is all talk and will cover aspects of information from all the music only shows and a couple of other things , so please do tune in. Photo from RMNP looking upstream circa 2006.

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Episode 32 of At-The-Helm.This installment in the My Life in Sound series consisits of more solo work from the home studio circa 2005-6. Titles and starting times are as follows:

 1- Intro  00:00
 2- Pieces  1:55
 3- Dad’s Taxi  5:10
 4- After The Saints  08:35
 5- Monkey Slide  10:43
 6- Go Soak Your Head  13:08
 7- Picture Postcards  17:20
 9- Distant Objects  20:26
10- Outro 25:56

Performed and recorded by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. Tracks 4 and 7 feature samples of other artists recorded work, used here without their permission, with my apologies and thanks to those musicians.  For more info on this series please visit  www.at-the-helm.us  Thanks for listening! More very soon, meanwhile another photo from the antique farm equipment show of a couple years ago.

…or listening as it were.Episode 28 in this series features some solo tracks recorded at home during 2002 and 2003. Titles and start times are as follows:

 1- SCN #1  00:00
 2- Futile Fanfare  03:03
 3- Around The Horn  04:35
 4- Letter From Home  07:54
 5- The Shiny Deep  11:51
 6- It’s The Vicar….Not The Bishop  13:56
 7- The Time It Takes  19:06
 8- You Might Not Ever Get Home  20:58
 9- Iron Killed The Fairies  22:15
10- SCN #2  26:09

All music performed and recorded by Bryan Helm.All rights reserved by the artist  Drum and bass loop sample on track #8 uses a Yamaha DTEXpress digital drum preset.  The drums, piano, and lapsteel will all be increasing their musical roles in the remaining shows in this series, which I hope to conclude by years end. Thanks to all of you for listening, enjoy the music and have a good day.  Photo from harvest time a few years back…down the road.

Show #27 of the My Life In Sound series is an all solo effort from 2001, recorded live in the studio in Colorado. Titles and start times are as follows: 

1- Last Day of Summer  00:00
2- June 1st 2001  05:42
3- Hindu Lineman  08:02
4- I Shudder to Think  11:03
5- Resonance of Memory  15:02
6- Steampunk Returns  18:42
7- Prelude (to Let’s Talk About Toys)  22:47
8- Standing in the Sun  26:39

All music composed, performed and recorded by Bryan Helm. All rights reserved by the artist. This is the first program in this series to taken from tracks recorded to Mini-Disc rather than tape, a slow nod to the 21st century. Arrangement of polymer clay pieces with dichroic glass centers by yours truly. Thanks for stopping by, there’s more coming soon, meanwhile try to stay cool.

is here in the form of At-The-Helm Episode 26.For this program the My Life in Sound series features excerpts from the Bindlestiff CD “Late”. Released in 2000 this is music recorded from 1996-1998 and the final collection of new recorded works from Bindlestiff to date. Titles and start times are as follows:

1- Christopher Robin’s Dead  00:00
2- Head Or Tail 04:57
3- Dark Water Search  08:47
4- The Earth Below  14:28
5- …And Heaven Above  16:52
6- This Sleeping Circus 21:36

Performed and recorded live in the studio by Bryan Helm and Dave Stafford. All rights reserved by the artists. Original recordings produced by Dave Stafford. For more information please visit at-the-helm.us Photo from a recent afternoon in Colorado. Many thanks to all my loyal listeners

Episode 25 of At-The-Helm is the first show to feature the music of BrotherSync. This group consists of myself, Bret Moreland and Mark Hardgrave. The material heard here is from 2 cd’s “Expect Delays” and “Sync or Swim” released in 2000 and 2001. Taken from recordings of live looping jam sessions done during 1998-2001 Engineered and produced by Bret Moreland who also does the stereo field recordings. Guest theremist on “Rotors of Raga” is David S. Miller. Titles and start times are as follows:

1- Sync or Swim 00:00
2- Mize Away 04:08
3- Aye Aye Eyes 08:10
4- The Trill is Gone 11:52
5- Cake or Death ? 13:45
6- Nothing Tolouse 18:44
6- Rotors of Raga 22:28
7- Lunarcy 28:01

 For more info please visit at-the-helm.us Thanks again for listening and please stay tuned for more music soon. Photo by Sarajane Helm of tile by Fara Shimbo. All rights reserved by the artists.

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