July 1st-4th will be the second anniversary of Eardrum Buzz Radio


I know, I find it hard to process as well, and I'm the guy that started this ball rolling. I had no grand plan, I just knew I loved music and wanted to share it with others. I am forever thankful for the talented and hard-working DJ's with their great taste in music adding to the overall experience of Eardrum Buzz Radio. I wouldn't do this without them.

The station is a great jukebox as well, often randomly cueing songs up in a satisfying order that puts a smile on my face, chills down my spine and a feeling that I'm doing my small part to bring music to the world.

Whether you listen to it or not, myself and my fellow DJ's are out there, planning shows, listening to songs, putting things in a pleasant order and talking about them for our own pleasure.

Will you be joining us or even being a guest DJ for the weekend? I hope you find something to love in whatever show you happen to tune in for.

Follow us at @eardrumbuzzradio on Facebook and @Eardrum_Buzz on Twitter and you'll learn of our guest DJ's throughout the weekend and when to tune in (aren't you already listening the whole weekend?).

There will be giveaways!

Get in the running to win vinyl and Downloads from the likes of Tombstones in Their Eyes, NewAgeHealers, Somewherecold Records, Minaxi, Shore Dive Records, Produkt 42 Records, EEP and The Rosie Varela Project, a guitar pedal from Danny Campbell of Trippin With Dino, Superdrone and Echodrone plus more to come. Just check our Facebook Group page posts to learn more. Last year Richard from Buffalo, NY won a huge package from Somewherecold Records of vinyl and CD's. What will you be able to win this year?

Here's a list of our guest DJ's (so far):

Goran Karlsvik and Ronny Raskinn of Norwegian band Damokles will return with their classic duo shenanigans and treat us to some of their favorites bands between their humorous banter. https://therealdamokles.bandcamp.com

Heather and Mario Macias, faithful listeners to our Vapour Trail Live and my EDBZ Live shows will be putting together what is sure to be a thrilling set. They hail from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, an excellent town name! They also create music as Winter of Our Faith. https://winterofourfaith.bandcamp.com

Joseph Scurto out of Florida will be curating a show and if he includes as much great music as he requests for our live shows, this hour is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Joseph is also half of Captive Frame with his lovely wife Mindy. https://captiveframe.bandcamp.com

Echodrone bassist and founding member Brandon Dudley has already sent in his anniversary show, following up from his excellent and bass-centric first anniversary set. In his part of the Echodrone's full-band two hour show he also included songs with excellent bass players and performances. I didn't recognize most of the songs on the setlist but I'm certain he's put together a great show. https://echodrone.bandcamp.com

DJ Jimi C of Black Nite Crash will also be putting together what I'm sure will be a rocking and rolling set with plenty of surprises. https://blacknitecrash.bandcamp.com

Rosie Varela of EEP and The Rosie Varela Project will be crafting a meditative journey through styles and sounds with segues between of poetry and musings. I'm very excited about Rosie's show as it will hopefully turn into a regular monthly show to be enjoyed the world over. https://hogarrecords.bandcamp.com

And hopefully there will be more DJ's sending in their hours in the coming weeks.

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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net

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Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!




Madame Maledicta Live is Monday-Thursday at 8am-11am PDT. Mondays she plays Witchhouse and Wave, music you could dance to, music that you can enjoy as background while you work or take care of business. Tuesdays is Rooted, where she puts together a scholarly treatise on a style of music, an instrument, a label or a band and puts it into an historical perspective. She includes interviews and news pieces. You'll learn a lot and hear some great tunes. Wednesday is #shoegazewednesday, focusing on new releases with plenty of Dream Pop, Shoegaze, Indie Rock and heavier tunes. Thursday is #postpunkthursday with three hours of Synthpop, Darkwave, Death Rock and Goth. You can reach Madame Maledicta on Twitter @mmemaledicta. Say hi, follow her and send a request!


This month I wanted to reach out to you fine listeners to ask a few questions and seek your knowledge and support.

How do you listen to Eardrum Buzz Radio? That's one of the things on my mind these days as I try to get more listeners to the station. The server I use only tracks the two operating systems for computers and iPhones and Android phones and then all notepads. But you might listen in your car, on your gaming console or on your television, or from a directory, along with many other ways I might not be familiar with.


I'd love to have Alexa and Echo be able to play Eardrum Buzz Radio. I'd love to have an app for your phone that would be like a mini-website and could also notify you when shows are playing.


So I reach out to you, the loyal listener and to those that are only just learning of Eardrum Buzz Radio. How do you listen to the station? What might I do to reach more listeners? Do you have a site you find podcasts on? Somewhere you go to listen to streaming stations? Help me out here, I'm not technologically advanced, I don't know all the ways you might find and listen to streaming services. Eardrum Buzz Radio is a station, not a jukebox, there are no algorithms telling you that if you like one band then you'd like another. This ain't Spotify where you pay a subscription. I buy most of the music and am lucky to get submissions from publicists and bands directly. I and the DJ's carefully curate their shows and most of those songs are in the library as well.


I want to keep alive the discovery of new music in a way that doesn't keep you in a bubble and doesn't have advertising every few songs. Eardrum Buzz Radio is made by humans for humans, by music fans for music fans. Not to rake in millions, but with a goal to at least pay for itself and have some form of a listener base.


So if you could let me know how and when you might tune into Eardrum Buzz Radio, how you could help spread the word on social media and to your friends and make this a meeting place for new music discovery, then I'd certainly appreciate your help and give you a shoutout on the station during our live shows or in a jingle to be played throughout the day where I mention your names.


If you'd like to support Eardrum Buzz Radio with your hard-earned money, you can do so on Paypal. Please include your names in the message so I can mention you on the station.

https://paypal.me/eardrumbuzzradio

Check the schedule page and the DJ Bio page to contact the DJ's directly. Send us a message in the chat box below the player on the main page. Request a song, give us your band's Bandcamp links.

If you'd like to send us a Station Identification to be played throughout the day please include the following information:

Your name

Your band name (If applicable)

What instrument you play (optional)

Where you're from

and say something along the lines of: "you're listening to Eardrum Buzz Radio on Eardrum Buzz Dot Net." You can also include your Bandcamp link or social link as well. Make this your own. You can hear examples throughout the day on the station or I can send you an example. Send your ID as an MP3 file to Bret@eardrumbuzz.net with the subject line: "Name or Band Name's Station ID"

I thank you for your continued listening to the station and I hope to see Eardrum Buzz Radio in posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and on Tik Tok if you're there too. Text and call your friends about the station, send them messages and posts at the Eardrum Buzz Radio Group page. Let's bring more excitement to new and classic music made by and for true music fans.

(Written by Bret Miller)

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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net


Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!



We surround ourselves with music and sounds for various reasons, but mainly it's because we love it. Musicians practice and learn and think about music and melodies and lyrics and arrangements and technology and other bands. Musicians are the biggest fans of music to my knowledge. Then there's the DJ's. Whether they're also musicians or can't clap their hands to the beat, DJ's are also huge music lovers. Walls of vinyl and CD's and cassettes, terabytes of files on their computers, weeks of listening time, posters and paraphernalia, memories galore of live concerts, hearing their favorite bands for the first time or having a song dedicated to a loved one, music is a huge part of many people's lives and fill their memories.

But in this time of music as background, as a commodity, as a way for a few business-types to make money off the efforts of actual musicians, why do they do it? For the love. Because life without music would be a mistake. Because music gives purpose to so many, gives joy, gives a reason to wake up. To connect with humanity, to see smiles and hear or read the enthusiasm of fans around the world. Music inspires and entertains. It challenges us to think differently, to fill in our own experiences between the poetic and sometimes vague lyrics.


Djing gives us the opportunity to connect with others too. From making mixtapes pre-digital age, recording off the radio, spinning vinyl and playing cassettes, watching live performances on TV, from word of mouth and digging through records at the local music store, music has always been a social activity. But when you're awkward and don't know how to connect with people in other ways, handing someone a tape of your favorite songs or talking about the new video or trading files or sharing links, music brings us together.


I've only met two of the DJ's on Eardrum Buzz Radio in person: Danny Gellis of Serious Spinach at the recent Film School show as well as my Vapour Trail Live cohost Meagan Massingill as she lives only a few hundred miles from me in San Diego where I visit regularly. I expect to meet Charles Motorbike soon, probably to go see Stereolab in San Diego in September. But when we chat online or call on the phone, it's usually about music, a new video or a new release. We're all excited about the new single from Bauhaus. I'm personally excited to see Letting Up Despite Great Faults play with Blushing and Slow Crush with Deserta in late April, the many bands at the Cruel World Festival and Steely Dan at the Hollywood Bowl in May.

And doing Vapour Trail Live with Greg Peters and Meagan Masingill on the second and fourth Fridays as well as my irregular live sets has brought together people from Japan, Russia, Philippines , UK, Australia, Norway and the US to share our enthusiasm about newly bought tunes, requests or something we just played. We often come up with themes or bands to play for the three hours. It's great fun! Come join us if you can.


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Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio www.eardrumbuzz.net


Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/EardrumBuzz

Send submissions to: bret@eardrumbuzz.net with "Submission" and your band name in the subject. Please only MP3 files, no WAV files, no Spotify links, just your awesome music!