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Fixing My Brain
Genre: Ballad
Time: 4:14
Date: 03/25/2003
Album: Brad Sucks: I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

This is some song I did. It’s kind of different than most of my other stuff, I think. I paid a lot of attention to the mix and then encoded it at 128k which makes it sound extra assy. Maybe I’ll think of something interesting to say about it one day, but not to-day.

Posted on - March 25, 2003 [at] 11:03 pm by Brad
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24 Comments on this post

Tyson on Fixing My Brain
March 26, 2003 at 12:52 am

Excellent work. The tempo and vocal melody are well matched and rather relaxing.

Glad to see you’re still making music. I thought maybe I wasn’t subscribed to your list there for a few…months…

Brad on Fixing My Brain
March 26, 2003 at 12:55 am

Slow and steady wins the race

Glad you like the song. Hopefully more on the way soon.

Kajun on Fixing My Brain
March 26, 2003 at 8:00 am

I like the track, it IS different from your other songs. I managed to mentally block out the drum machine and enjoy the vocals. :)

At the 3 minute mark there’s a 30 second Beta Band-esque chorus type thing which is all good, it cuts the structure up a bit then the mellow guitar solo thing finishes it up nicely.

If you ever make it big and end up doing, like, an MTV unplugged session, can I be the guy that does the “woop”s on that song?

Brad on Fixing My Brain
March 26, 2003 at 11:55 am

You no like-a my drums?

I actually came up with the drums first and wrote the whole song around them so it would be like totally weird if you didn’t like them but you like the song.

Kajun on Fixing My Brain
March 26, 2003 at 1:09 pm

I like the drums, but drum-machines steal the food off the tables of the hard working drummers around the world.

You killed my children!

Darin on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 6:11 am

I love it man, reminds me of something the Beatles would have done. Although i have to say it takes me about half way through the song every time i listen to it before i really get into it. Definately a cool tune though. Vocals are the best, drums have a bit too much echo i think, not sure if that’s the right way to put it, but they just sound a little odd until about half way then it’s all good and they seem to fit in fine.

Jakob Dorof on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 11:37 am

Very good work Brad, except for that damn “woop.” I CAN’T STAND THAT THING, MAN. But other than that, it’s great.

aniki on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 12:52 pm

Chalk up another mark against the “hate the woop” side… Quite distracting – especially when it’s so loud. It’s an excellent tune overall, though.

Brad on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 1:35 pm

On the mix I’m listening to here “the woop” isn’t terribly loud. Maybe I’ll try listening to it on some other systems and see what it sounds like.

It also seems to sound a bit louder (to my ear) on the 128 encoded version (the one on the site). Apparently MP3 encoders really like to enhance the woop.

Phrough on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 4:24 pm

Its definately a good song. I personally like the whoop, but I think it would definately help if you used it a little more sparingly. Possibly taking it out of the parts where you are singing? Since we are all giving our input apparently. :)

Jakob Dorof on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 6:20 pm

Yeah, but if Brad just got the woop out entirely it’d be an A+ song. Now it’s like, A-, and Brad, you don’t want to scorch your perfect report card, now do you? DO YOU?

Brad on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 6:27 pm

I’m pretty sure removing the whoop entirely would be selling out.

Think of the whoop as a symbol of my indie cred, which is both vast and terrifying.

Shannon on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 10:38 pm

Hey Brad, remember me? We argued once. You might have won.

Anyways, killer tune. Keep the whoop. The whoop rocks my fucking face off.

Seb on Fixing My Brain
March 27, 2003 at 10:52 pm

I like Phrough’s suggestion.

Kajun on Fixing My Brain
March 28, 2003 at 4:30 am

It’s not a “whoop”, there’s no “wh” sound in there at all.

Kathy on Fixing My Brain
April 1, 2003 at 12:08 am

I like it. You’ve come a long way.

Sunfist on Fixing My Brain
April 4, 2003 at 5:03 pm

Brad. I have to say. This is my favorite song yet. The drums are fine. The whoop is great. Don’t listen to the evil naysayers! I love it.

tim on Fixing My Brain
November 22, 2003 at 10:03 pm

The whoop is a dog barking, right?

Anonymous on Fixing My Brain
August 28, 2005 at 4:47 am

Yo, this is a cool song. The programmed drums rock and i intend to steal them for one of my songs. Sorry.

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