Confused about the meaning of life? Ask a drummer.Join host Ryan Brown, a "musician who happens to play the drums" on Canada's East coast, and a rotating cast of musicians for weekly discussions about the how and why of keeping it all going.



    05/07/2019 Duración: 39min

    (Please don't sue us, Allen Klein or Tom Scharpling) One for the true heads! Let's get (meta)physical! Where have we come from? Where are we going? We're going to borrow a descriptor from a Vice article about Metallica recording "Ride The Lightning" and tell you that this is a "wild ass" tale of how one man's career crossroads led him to the streets of Saint John. Season 2 is done! Binge the whole thing! Season 3 drops this fall! ✌️


    18/06/2019 Duración: 07min

    LEAKED! A brand-new track from the Halifax shoegaze darlings' debut EP "Thin Veil", out later this week. Just call us Julian Assange, without all the... actually... don't. Instead, press play! Rock hard!

  • Jo Dixon

    13/06/2019 Duración: 01h24min

    Jo rules. She works as a theatre tech and puppetry teacher here in Saint John. She left behind a career as a painter for film in Vancouver, working on projects with celebrities like Nicolas Cage and.... I wanna say Denzel Washington. She's no stranger to moving around the country, first as a minister’s kid, then in a touring hardcore band, then just following her own muse. Great episode. Come hang.

  • My Silverchair Tribute

    11/06/2019 Duración: 02min


  • Talking Drums with Clinton Charlton

    04/06/2019 Duración: 39min

    A classic drum episode! We talk about stuff we like and stuff we can't stand. Clinton is more of a Groovy Gus than a Charlie Chops, if you catch our drift. Inspiration, tone, thoughts on Jojo Mayer, Dave Elitch, Ash Soan, Anderson .Paak, Hal Blaine, Jim Keltner, Jay Bellarose, Ringo Starr, Bernard Purdie, John Bonham, ?uestlove, Carter Beauford and more. We even find time for a laugh or two.

  • I Love My Computer

    28/05/2019 Duración: 56min

    My best piece of drum advice at 38:29! Surrounded by info on the past and future of this podcast and its theme song, thoughts about streaming music and much more. *(the title is a Bad Religion reference if u did not get it it) (it's the worst bad religion song)(im playling guitar in a bad religion cover band s00n)

  • John Mullane (In-Flight Safety)

    21/05/2019 Duración: 58min

    John Mullane is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer, bandleader, Haligonian about town. We found what appeared to be an interview room created specifically for this episode at the Rodd Charlottetown during ECMAs to talk about bands, recording, touring, making music for film and TV, sustaining a career and much more.

  • Talking Grants with Krista Keough

    14/05/2019 Duración: 31min

    Krista is an industry pro who works with artists on grant applications, PR and strategy. She's got a new podcast ("Granted") coming out on the subject of the Canadian grant system. What it is, how to use it, and some horror stories. It's a huge part of the music industry in this country and an inevitable part of building a career. Tune in to learn what to do and what not to!


    08/05/2019 Duración: 04min

    No full-length show this week. Here's what's up.

  • Allison and Mike from BBQT

    30/04/2019 Duración: 25min

    Had a fun chat with these BBQT's over a couple of Caesars and a Moosehead Pale Ale (the true Saint Johner's beer of choice) at the Lunar Rogue in Fredericton. BBQT are, like, a pop-punk band (but not like Blink) from Montreal via NL and NB. Very via - drummer Allison Graves currently lives in St John's and commutes for gigs. Tune in to find out how that works. Plus: we discuss the scene all over Eastern Canada and clown on some bands. Enjoy.

  • Talking FLOURISH Festival with Stefan Westner

    23/04/2019 Duración: 46min

    Stefan is a Fredericton-based drummer and visual artist. He was in town this past weekend for Quality Block Party, as one half of the Jane Blanchard band. This coming weekend, the two of them are putting on the 5th annual Flourish festival in Fredericton. It's a small, independent art and music festival. We talked about Flourish, the NB festival scene, hidden music communities, doing it on your own and much more.

  • Tuesday Morning Podcast

    16/04/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    Stealing Bill Burr's idea. Comics apparently love that. Solo project this week. Delivering  Saint John lore, internet pop culture videos, the history and current state of the learndrums empire, tips and insider info for getting the most out of music lessons, thoughts on popular music and much more.

  • Paul Milner

    09/04/2019 Duración: 01h06min

    Paul Milner is a recording engineer right here in Saint John (via PEI, via Toronto, via Quebec, via the UK). He's worked in Barbados with Eddy Grant (of "Electric Avenue" fame) and at Quebec's famed Le Studio with Keith Richards (of "The Rolling Stones" fame). And made approximately 498 other records along the way. We had a great chat about the music industry past and present, and doing it on your own. 

  • Clinton Charlton

    02/04/2019 Duración: 01h20min

    Clinton is a legend. A drummer who's also a singer-songwriter (or a singer-songwriter who also drums) and all-around cool cat. Was excited to talk to him as he bridges a few different things we're trying to do with the show this season. We talked about having different roles onstage, musical context, cover bands, jazz, the local scene, focusing on one instrument (or not wanting to) and kept it rolling for close to 2 hours before discovering that the recording software had a metronome running the whole time. Thought there might be a repetitive "click" sound through this thing. Fortunately there isn't, but even more fortunately, it's a great episode. Part 2 coming some day.

  • Jason Vautour

    26/03/2019 Duración: 01h33min

    Jason (or JVo) has played with literally millions of bands. Literally. Not bad for a guy who started out playing upside-down acoustic guitar, idolizing KISS. We catch up on his latest projects (a disco band, for one). He takes us through his early days (you won't believe what happened at his first gig). We discuss his love of metal, jazz and the bass. And he lays down some deep thoughts on listening, leaving space and how it all fits together.

  • Erin Muir (Wrote)

    19/03/2019 Duración: 58min

    Erin Muir is a singer-songwriter who makes moody, affecting music under the name Wrote. We talked about making art, the Maritime vibe, children's activities, depression and more. Fun episode!

  • Word on the Street with Matt Weaver

    13/03/2019 Duración: 06min

    MARCH BREAK! Quick one! Our reporter gets a candid assessment of a secret concert from a local showgoer.

  • Recording Drums with Micah Brown

    06/03/2019 Duración: 32min

    In which our resident grandpa tries to understand the computer. (Back in my day all we had was Geocities and ICQ! Pictures took a week to load! And we NEVER complained!) Big thanks to Micah Brown for his thoughts on current recording methods and the ecosystem they inhabit.

  • Mike Belyea / "Ramshackle Charm"

    26/02/2019 Duración: 01h07min

    Our very first and most-listened-to guest of all time returns. A total pro! We're talking, of course, about the one and only Mike Belyea. In this episode, we talk 311, jazz, taking lessons with Mars Volta drummers, self-criticism, using whatever gear happens to be lying around, and more.

  • Glenn Barrington

    19/02/2019 Duración: 01h02min

    Glenn is a longtime punk rock drummer, current music venue owner and absolute legend. We talk about gear, school, the road, the studio, playing music on the East coast, the Toronto scene, filling in, and drum dorks.

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