top of page

EDBZ Blog #25

I named my station partly because I have tinnitus. I've talked about it before but I've had it for at a decade and it only got worse after my second Covid shot. It could be linked to high blood pressleasture or any number of things, but it's not a fun thing to experience day after day. I got used to it, tolerated and accepted it knowinthat it will likely never go away.  I already have a hard time hearing others' words in my head when someone is talking to me. I have to visualize the letters together in my head or have recently heard the word. I have difficulty hearing certain words regardless.

I love music. In case you couldn't already tell.  I'm still struggling with the soundcard in my laptop, trying to tweak it so that the volume isn't so forceful. Maybe it's the speakers? I'm always lowering the volume while listening to music or watching a video.  So when the publicists and labels and bands are gracious enough to put me on their mailing list to add music to the station and get on our DJ shows, and the mix/mastering/overall decibel loud volume is bad, I lower the DB's via Audacity or Audition. Sometimes I fool around with the equalization, lowering, or raising certain qualities of the song. I'm not that good with it, nor do I understand the tech side of things in these programs, but it's fun. After a few hours of constant listening to music, my hearing goes flat. That's why I hope for a movement back to dynamics, where certain instruments or parts in a song's mix are higher or lower in volume and space is included in the song structure. The highest peaks of a song file can go up to 100 Db, but everything in the song shouldn't also be constantly at the same level. All loud all the time isn't good for your ears, your hearing, or your energy levels. Your ears need a break, which means quieter parts of songs, breaks, instrumental sections, or anything to let our ears "catch a breath" and recharge.

Before I get too up my own butt about the technical aspects of song mixes or masters, I would just like you all to consider how a song sounds overall, kind of in a meta way. And maybe i

And I finally bought Dilla Time. 

I'm still finding things to be passionate about, digging deep to further educate myself on interesting aspects and artists and also be entertained. 

I recently moved things around behind the scenes on the station. The shows are all the same and at the same times, I still play Post-Punk on Saturdays and more Electronic and Pop tunes on Sundays. But I just smoothed out the flow of the styles a little and I hope your listening experience is altered in a good way. Or maybe there's something you don't like, let me know!

The Store has a few new hats, totes and shirts, and I'm giving the mugs away on Facebook, so look for a post on Monday morning at 6am PDT asking for a picture of you listening to the station and get a free coffee mug! 

Thanks for your support!

Bret Miller

I'm on Facebook at:,, on Twitter @eardrum_buzz and Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio. I have an autopost for songs played on Twitter too.

Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email me at and send me your band submissions in MP3 format as well as your requests and keep up with our latest shows! Sign up for our monthly newsletter at the bottom of our website or check out the Blog page on the website.

Become a Patron and help support the station at:

Other ways to support Eardrum Buzz Radio are via Paypal: Every little bit helps and goes towards bills, saving for new gear and purchasing more music for your enjoyment. You can also retweet our autoposts from Twitter @eardrum_buzz and on Instagram @eardrumbuzzradio and repost and share our events on Facebook, post about your new music and releases at and join us there to chat during our shows.

Thanks to everyone who listens to Eardrum Buzz Radio, chats with us throughout the week and during our live shows and helps spread the word. You are appreciated!

Eardrum Buzz Radio Patreon page:

Written by Bret Miller Eardrum Buzz Radio

Follow Eardrum Buzz Radio: Instagram: @eardrumbuzzradio Twitter: @eardrum_buzz Facebook:

Podbean: listen HERE

Spotify: listen to our podcast HERE

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

Recent Posts

See All

EDBZ Blog #24

Music, like much of life on this planet, is a continuum, old becomes new, someone splashes some colors on a classic picture and calls it new, a pretty/handsome/wild personality smashes three known sty


bottom of page