Thursday, November 24, 2005

Episode 004

Happy Thanksgiving from the Bros. Andersod!

Episode 004: "Smash Cut"
HMNB004.mp3 [38.0mb (50:15) 94kps]

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

004 Show Notes

Hey! We are alive and well and living in Los Angeles! A big fat digital hug to all the people in the dark that we may never meet. Let's get down to the details of how the hell we survived the last few weeks.

In this episode we discuss our recent memories of the Portable Media Expo held in Ontario, California. We had alot of fun and took some deliberately posed photos with some of the LA Podcasters. Here is a brief visual indication of what it all looked liked there in Ontario:

The top two images of us were taken while we were podcasting live at the Expo. The live recording will be up on the blog very soon, so look forward to our mistake-ridden audio. Love it or leave it man. The bottom left image is of the Anderson bros. with their long lost brother Lance. Which is a clever way of saying it's picture of us with Lance Anderson from The Verge Of The Fringe. To the bottom left you can see us with Dan Klass of The Bitterest Pill.

Dan is a real klass act. That's right, I actually just wrote that.

With the release of Episode 004, Hear Me Now Brother welcomes its first guest to the Santa Monica studio. Our dear friend and frequent collaborator Jason Hagen was gracious enough to sit down and have fellowship with us, and we hope he visits the andersod cabin again sometime (but not too soon, there's social rules). We didn't pimp his website on the show, and he isn't much for self-promotion so here's a link to his website. Below is a picture of Jason living it up with one of our cheap mics:

Jason is another drifter (with a knife) from the midwest and he is now experiencing great success here in Los Angeles. He's working 90+ hours a week as a fulltime employee at NBC studios, if you define "success" in such a context. In the show we talk rapidly about how we all know each other and what it's like living life as a perpetual greenhorn. We also talk with Jason about the conception of our film, the obstacles we encountered along the way, and what his overall view is of our our whole tinker toy movie production.

Oh Hey, here's some selected images from the last shooting day of "Untitled Western":

Stayed tuned after film discussion for an intense interview conducted by Nathan, in a new feature we call THE HOT SEAT.

Without going into too much detail, Jason's shares that his favorite mammal is a bengal tiger, his favorite sexual curse word is fuck, and much, much more. Jason is a great interview and I'm sure he'll be thinking about what he said on tape for a long time to come. The hot seat haunts even the most incorruptible of men. The excitement of having a guest on our show is still palpable even as this is written! From time to time we hope to conduct other interviews with filmmakers, artists and musicians that we admire.

A note on the music featured in this episode (in order of appearance).

- Wolf Parade
: "Modern World" from the album "Apologies To The Queen Mary". [iTunes link]
- Tom Vek
: "
I Ain't Saying my Goodbyes" from the album "We Have Sound". [iTunes link]
- Brother And Sister
: "
b e s t s i s t e r e v e r". Info at
- Labradford
: With John Morand And Assisted by Brian Hoffa from the album "E Luxo So"
[iTunes link]

Thank you to Kranky Records for your ongoing assistance.

Small Print Music Disclaimer:
All music was used with the consent of either the artist or label involved. Artists are chosen firstly because they are awesome, secondly because they aren't associated with the RIAA (cause they're sort of evil) and thirdly because we were able to access permissions from the owners of the original masters/copyrights. Additionally we don't know why someone would be dumb enough to actually cut music out of our podcast seeing as how a given item is usually of inferior sound quality and is not a full length song.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Updated Videocast #001

I'm still working out the bugs with this videocasting thing. I do believe the previous link to the mp4 file will work fine with iTunes 6 but I don't like that viewing is restricted to iTunes so I've put up this new windows media version. Feel free to contact me if there's anymore problems.

BTW, the next podcast is going to be delayed yet again because I heard that interpol cracked down on Adam Curry for playing copyrighted music all over his podcast. I don't want me and nate to eat a 150,000 dollar fine so we're going to rejigger the podcast accordingly. I don't use alot of major label music as a rule, but we just did something about Depeche Mode that unfortunately has to find another home. Hopefully these videocasts will tide you over (like you care). Here:

Video 001: "Untitled Western: Preparation"
HMNB-VID001.wmv [11.0mb (05:51)]

Monday, November 07, 2005

Videocast #001!

Hi there everyone, Seth here. After a weekend of figuring out how to make it work, I've finally been able to create our first videocast. This is part one of the making of our new short movie. I can only put it up for download here because while I figured out how to make the file work in itunes, I still can't get it to play on Nate's video ipod. I'll make it work soon. Anyway this episode is just a teaser really. I took up alot of running time explaining what it is. Anyway, the next one will document our first day of shooting last June, and it has some awesome footage of our bloody cowboy. It should be out sometime this week.

P.S. This weekend I was interested to learn that former SeaQuest heart-throb Jonathon Brandis not only killed himself, but did so about two blocks from my house. The 2 year anniversary of the deed is coming up November 12th so we'll have to go over there. I didn't like him as an actor cause he always seemed kinda cocky. Dude was 27.

Video 001: "Untitled Western: Preparation"
HMNB-VID001.m4v [25.0mb (05:51)]

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

update on where we're at

Hi there everyone, this is Seth. I have no real idea of how many people are listening to our show but we have a few plans and I'd like to discuss them briefly. Over the past week, we had a great birthday celebration for Nate's 25th, and I got him a new iPod (with video). It's an amazing gadget, and while it seems like a tentative step by apple into the whole video thing, I for one am EXCITED by the possibilities.

With that said, I think I'd like to start videocasting (or whatever it's called) ASAP. In future episodes I'm going to begin posting short video documentaries of the making of our short film. Unfortunately, I didn't document every detail up until the day of shooting, so the first "making-of" documentary will showcase how we built sets, did make-up, worked with actors on set and other fun little tidbits. In the future I'd like to document every step we take in our productions so you can see just how cheap we work. Ultimately one major goal with the podcast has been to show people in our boat how we make movies on little money. It's all about the dream man!

Right now we're deep in the final stages of shooting our short, so consequently the podcast has suffered. We try to keep up a bi-weekly schedule but we have alot of creative plates spinning.

Over the weekend we will be recording a double-shot. One will be our first all-artist podcast entitled Hear Me!: Depeche Mode. It will stand outside of the continuity of our main episodes and periodically I think it would be nice to do this for other musicians, filmmakers and artists that have inspired us. Episode 004 of Hear Me Now Brother will be about the completion of our short and I think we'll have a guest. As I said earlier, a real goal has been to talk about the nuts and bolts of guerilla filmmaking, and with this next episode, we aim to deliver. By the by, the picture I included on this post showcases me and Nate whilst in search of props last summer. We were in the middle-eastern section when this pic was taken. Yeah.

Finally I want to make mention that me and Nate will be at the upcoming Portable Media Expo taking place in Ontario California in two weeks. We have a little booth time secured so come on over the the LA Podcasters booth. We'd love to meet you all and have a chat. I'm actually looking forward to meeting and seeing many of my favorite podcasters. Eric over at the LA Podcasters has helped a great deal with a press release for the event we're taking part in:

LOS ANGELES – Oct. 19, 2005) The LA Podcasters, a network of Los Angeles-based podcast producers whose shows are as spread out in subject-matter as the region’s freeway infrastructre, will host their first annual Podcast Freeway Series featuring an eclectic line-up of popular podcasts produced and distributed by the group’s members. The Freeway Series will be recorded live at Podcast Expo in Ontario, Calif. on Nov. 10 and 11. Full text of Press Release here.

So come visit us. Its free to come to the expo if you register online and it will be an event that I think alot of people will remember as something seminal in the world of podcasting. That's all I have for you today. The wheels are spinning and some traction is being made, however minimal.