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Bubbles... (2010)

Songs created with Bloom, guitars, percussion and snippets from the Westwind Studio Archives.

Bubbles Presents Brian Goetz's Nor'Easter (2013)

Some Heavy Weather was predicted for the February in New England. The storms came but were a bit more subdued than predicted. The music followed. All songs (c) 2013 by Brian Goetz except 10) by Goetz, Goetz and Pollock. Instruments by Brian Goetz, Haley Goetz, The SWBs (Tom Richter and Dave Lemeiux), Phil Goetz and Andy Pollock

Mountain Tracks (2015)

Mountain Tracks.... All Songs (c) by Brian Goetz - BMI, for the 2015 RPM Challenge, with 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, Baritone electric, Brushes and other percussion, Recorded in Durham and Jackson, New Hampshire

2017 Album (2017)

2017 had me working in my new Bunker Studio... seeing if I could get all the gear and recording tools to work and also seeing if sketches since my 2015 CD can actually turn into songs... Lots of instruments with strings on them w/varying materials, gages, and tunings Field Recordings Friends (Denzil Grimshaw) Family (artwork by June Newland) and "the Sidewalk Boys"

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Bubbles...

BIOGRAPHY

Production and Engineering by Brian Goetz. All original takes recorded by utilizing an iPod touch with Eno's "Bloom" program... recording the random and sometimes, attempted takes at creating real patterns by tapping on the screen, then uploading to Cubase and adding instruments along with snippets from the Westwind Studio archives. Takes dating back to 1985 cassette and 4-track jams... some recent live things with the Sidewalk Boys... and other live snippets from Pappa Woody and the G-Strings live in SLC and the Cheese Beads live in NYC. Mostly, a completed project for the RPM with a few things left undone due to the 3-day storm/power outage that shortened an already short month down to about 25.5 days. If not for laptop battery power and a car inverter for charging this could have remained on the shelf until 2011. My 2013 album expanded the concept of 10 connected songs, this one with a definite February focus, especially when a Nor'easter came along and dumped a couple of feet of snow on the studio. 2015 again followed the 10-song trail with Mountain Tracks. Songs about winter retreats and mountain peaks. An entirely solo effort this time around, but with the intent of hopefully adding some cello and other colors later on. 2017 wasn't going to happen until I sat down on a day off and ended up with four songs. "I guess I'm going to do this thing then..." I was fortunate to have a good take with my friend Denzil Grimshaw singing with me on the title track. And the SWBs joined me for a night where they learned four songs in about an hour... and we recorded them. Most of these might meld into a "real" release at some later date with some song revisions, addition of some lyrics or total re-doing... we'll see how that goes.

BAND MEMBERS
Bubbles... (aka: Brian Goetz, aka: the Chunkman) Through the years and snippets of all these people who have played on various tracks... Recent... 2017 RPM: - The SWBs, aka: Homer Scroot (Tom Richter), Home Grown String Theory (Dave Lemieux) and "Me," the Chunkman (Brian Goetz) - Denzil Grimshaw sang on my 2017 release... beware, I am likely to have "tape rolling" when I jam with people. 2015: Just me holed up in the Mountain House, Jackson, New Hampshire with a lot of snow... 2013: by Brian Goetz except 10) by Goetz, Goetz and Pollock. Instruments by Brian Goetz, Haley Goetz, The SWBs (Tom Richter and Dave Lemeiux), Phil Goetz and Andy Pollock 2010... the introduction to "Bubbles..." - Eno's "Bloom" - Philip Goetz on some live drums (tracks 4 and 7) - Todd Phillips on some live guitar (track 7) - Craig Woodard speaking on tracks 4 and 10 - Dan Sheaffer and Grant Friedrich on track 6

YEARS COMPLETED
2010,2013,2015,2017

GENRES
Instrumental,Nature,Sing-Along

OTHER BAND SITES
https://www.facebook.com/thesidewalkboys


Completed Albums

Bubbles...(2010)

Songs created with Bloom, guitars, percussion and snippets from the Westwind Studio Archives.


Welcome   Download
A Song Out of Nothing   Download
Bubbles Intro   Download
Kryptonite   Download
Pond Percussion   Download
Dark   Download
Summer '89   Download
Heading West   Download
Vibe   Download
Bubbles   (preferred)   Download

Bubbles Presents Brian Goetz's Nor'Easter(2013)

Some Heavy Weather was predicted for the February in New England. The storms came but were a bit more subdued than predicted. The music followed. All songs (c) 2013 by Brian Goetz except 10) by Goetz, Goetz and Pollock. Instruments by Brian Goetz, Haley Goetz, The SWBs (Tom Richter and Dave Lemeiux), Phil Goetz and Andy Pollock


Noreaster   Download
Calm_After_the_Storm   (preferred)   Download
Cruiser_Run   Download
Snow   Download
Fresh_Tracks   Download
Heavy_Weather   Download
Cutting_Trail   Download
Lift_Line   Download
Double_Diamond_Run   Download
Winter_95   Download

Mountain Tracks(2015)

Mountain Tracks.... All Songs (c) by Brian Goetz - BMI, for the 2015 RPM Challenge, with 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, Baritone electric, Brushes and other percussion, Recorded in Durham and Jackson, New Hampshire


Black Mountain   (preferred)   Download
Black Point   Download
33   Download
Slowly Falling   Download
Ready for the Storm   Download
Morning in the Mountains   Download
Mountain Sunrise   Download
Falling Snow   Download
Glide on Through   Download
Mountain Sunset   Download

2017 Album(2017)

2017 had me working in my new Bunker Studio... seeing if I could get all the gear and recording tools to work and also seeing if sketches since my 2015 CD can actually turn into songs... Lots of instruments with strings on them w/varying materials, gages, and tunings Field Recordings Friends (Denzil Grimshaw) Family (artwork by June Newland) and "the Sidewalk Boys"


Dreaming_of_a_Dream   (preferred)   Download
Jackson_Morning   Download
Destination   Download
Surf   Download
Have_I_Lost_My_Way   Download
Nothing   Download
One_Down   Download
Carry_It_On   Download
Cant_Wait   Download
And_So_It_Goes   Download