Brain Pick is a monthly podcast in which Marc Bourgon (Greber, Cancelled, Fuck the Facts, etc) speaks to musicians, and people in the industry, about their creative process.
On episode 2 of Brain Pick, which was actually the first one I recorded, I speak with Kevin Keegan of Dead Quiet/Barnburner/A Javelin Reign infamy. Keegan is a riff machine and shines a light on his craft whilst being the lovable gentleman that we all know him to be. Check it out below.
Hey there, my name is Marc and I play in a band called Greber and do some other solo shit that I call Cancelled. Making music is something that I have loved to do since I was young and still love to this day. Taking an idea, tweaking it with others and seeing it grow is a short rivaled feeling for me.
For a few years now I have been asking some song and riff writers I admire how they go from having a rough idea to finishing a song. I would ask about their general process, creative influences and basically what worked for them and why. More recently I figured it would be fun to record these Q&A sessions and put them up for others to listen to…so here they are. I’m not an expert by and means but I hope that by being a fly on the wall for these you can steal a few ideas and get more stoked on writing shit.
We’ll be releasing one a month on the main site, which will soon be available on iTunes as well.
The first one I did was with the guitarist of Converge, Kurt Ballou. He had a ton of great stuff to say about how the Converge writing process goes, how he got into writing and things he finds help them not over-edit their work. Bon Listening.