Episode 112 – Jason Bieler (Saigon Kick, Super TransAtlantic, The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra)
We are so excited to talk with JASON BIELER of Saigon Kick fame to discuss his newest project The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, new tune “Sic Riff”, upcoming Soto/Bieler shows and his past as well. Known as one of the funniest and nicest guys in rock, Bieler is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, guitarist, comedian and even owner of a Record Label. His brand of rock runs the gamut from progressive to mainstream. His collaborations with artists such as Bumblefoot and Jeff Scott Soto are highly praised. This is a chat that we are looking forward to big time! “What You Say”? Take the pain to far and distant places, and if you ask of Jason, he’ll tell you all the stories of life!
Do not miss this one — we will try and ask your viewer questions live!
Friday June 17, 7:00 PM E.S.T. on YouTube, Facebook and also Facebook!
Yes, I copied from Mike Ladano’s page because I’m too lazy to write my own…but he sums it up nicely! Come catch the show tonight at 7pm!!
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike & John
Episode 109 – Cassettes “Snow & Tell”
It is true when I say that 95% of my cassettes went into a Thunder Bay landfill. Then I misguidedly dumped more when I did some downsizing in 2019. Only recently have I realized that there are diehard collectors (cough cough Tim Durling) out there who want albums on every format, including cassette. They don’t necessarily play them, they just show them off. There are a bunch of tapes I wish I kept for that reason. Helix – Wild in the Streets with glow in the dark cassette. Sammy Hagar self-titled with a weird cover that wrapped around the outside of the tape case. Dozens that I recorded myself, with my own artwork on them. All gone, forever.
Tonight, join John Snow from 2Loud2OldMusic as we gather what remains of our tapes for a truly magnetic “Snow & Tell” show! What we have left is what you will see tonight. A lot of mix tapes, and I hope you enjoy. I know it’ll be fun to dig through these old cassettes. My oldest tapes go back to about 1984. My newest are from 2022. John has small selection to show off as well, so join us tonight for some tapes!
Tonight, I will be guesting on The LeBrain Train while we do some “Show & Tell”…or what Mike likes to call it…”Snow & Tell”. Catchy, I know! See what else Mike has to say below and we will see you tonight at 7pm!!
This is a show that people have been wanting for a long time! So what do we do? We give the people what they want!
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike & Friends
Episode 102 – “Snow” and Tell: Rock and Roll Collectables
Tonight on the LeBrain Train, Mike will be joined by John Snow of 2Loud2OldMusic fame once more, to compare collectibles! “Show and Tell” shows are always casual and fun, and this one will be special! While our collections are modest compared to some, they aren’t too shabby and should be more than enough to keep you entertained on a Friday night. We will be joined by Harrison the Mad Metal Man who has a couple cool things to show off as well. What will we see? Action figures, Funko Pops, tour programs, ticket stubs and lots more! (Personally, I hope to see the world’s only Blaze Bayley bobblehead.)
As for me, I intend to tear apart my music room live tonight, to show you everything I can! Some items, like my Spinal Tap and Beatles figures, are in storage. There’s still plenty here to enjoy! I have old newspaper clippings and all sorts of cool stuff to rediscover here. Grab a beverage and settle for a fun Friday with us tonight!
Join me tonight on The LeBrain Train as we go through our Top 5 Ballads!! See what Mike Ladano says about his show below…
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike & Friends
Episode 99 – Top Ballads…Remastered
On July 3 2020, we did the Nigel Tufnel Top Ten Ballads on the LeBrain Train with six sets of lists. And it was great! We had lists from Meat, Harrison, Holen, Darr, and Len Labelle. Unfortunately due to Facebook Live and a bad internet connection, I find this show impossible to watch today. Harrison and I have been trying to talk Meat into doing a “remastered” version of the show in the new Cinco De Listo format for a long time, and we finally twisted his arm. The new panel tonight:
“X”? That’s right. This week’s show is not just a list show. There will be a sixth panel member, and that member’s voice and likeness will be obscured for the whole countdown. It will be up to the others to figure out who “X” is, and they have five songs with which to do it.
I love a mystery and I’m really looking forward to this! Tune in tonight for six lists of awesome ballads, and a little Friday evening mystery too. Where’s Mulder when you need him?
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike & Friends
Come join me tonight as I worm my in to tonight’s episode of The LeBrain Train. See what Mike says below about the show…it will be lots of fun. Will Britney Spears, NSync or Backstreet Boys make an appearance on the list…OMG I hope not!!! But a lot of great ones will! I think my list will differ greatly from the others so should be interesting.
Episode 98 – The Millennium Show: Top Five Albums from the year 2000
A suggestion from the Meat Man — why not do our top albums from the year 2000? The turn of the millennium was a weird time in metal. A lot of bands were still suffering from the fallout of the past decade, while others were in the midst of big comebacks. But there were so much more than just metal in 2000, as you will see with tonight’s lists!
Give ’em a follow while you’re at it, and make sure you don’t miss tonight’s show! As always, the best way is to catch it live so you can participate in the comments. And as usual, there will be special unboxings for those who show up early! There could be something “ABSUЯD” in there.
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike and John
Episode 96 – Picture Discs Show & Tell
Mike had so much fun showing off his 7″ singles collection a few weeks ago! When brainstorming for ideas to do this week, I suggested picture discs. Great idea! At least Mike thought so, and as a result, I will be joining Mike Ladano tonight for a guaranteed fun time, a show and tell show. We’ll be rediscovering what we own in picture disc form, since we buy so many records, We can’t remember them all. 10″, 12″, and shaped vinyl will be on deck for us tonight. And if we’re lucky, maybe we will see some Kiss and Def Leppard….
We will also be including etched discs from our collections.
If the 7″ singles show was any indication, then this will be a blast. Make sure you catch it live to participate!
If you are reading this, then you are a part of the community! The Keeps Me Alive guys were here first! Geoff from 1001 Albums, Scott our Heavy Metal Overlord, and LeBrain all came after. I consider James and Aaron to the founders of the community. Saturday February 5 at 7:00 PM, we will sit down and chat with Aaron and (for the first time ever) James about their history with music and writing about it. This show has been a long time coming! I have wanted to spotlight the KMA for a year and a half now. Next week will be a party, I promise you.
We will also have a 10 Year Anniversary of Record Store Tales and a 2 Year Anniversary of the LeBrain Train, both coming in March! If you would like to participate in either, drop us a line.
Hot off the Presses from the LeBrain Train and the host Mike Ladano
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike, John & Harrison
Episode 89 – Top Five Replacement Singers
This Cinco-de-Listo episode was planned for October, but due to circumstances beyond our control, had to be rescheduled. So here we go!
The first time I posted this, I got so many comments about “Dio!”, “Dickinson!”, “Hagar!” and “Gillan!” that we decided on some ground rules. Those guys are already well known for what they did. They are like the Mount Rushmore of replacement singers. We don’t need to waste valuable space in our Top Five lists on the obvious ones. So these lists will be the other guys who deserve recognition. You can name dozens of favourites, but who would make your Top Five?
With those two guys, you know we will get a mix of the logical and the unpredictable! Don’t miss this one. Please like and share, and join the discussion live with your own lists. Your lists will go up on the screen for discussion! It’s gonna be fun, but the most fun can be had by watching live!
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike and Friends
Episode 80 – Nigel Tufnel Top Music We’d Save From A Fire
We’ve all heard the question while hanging with pals over a couple drinks. “What albums would you save from a fire?” Nobody even wants to think of it! But as a fun exercise, tonight we’ll tell you our Nigel Tufnel Top Ten Albums We’d Save From A Fire! Whatever gets saved, you can be you’ll hear about some treasures that are very near and dear to our hearts.
Great show Yesterday if you missed! Mike Ladano and I brought on my brother-in-law and engineer/mixer/musician/songwriter Ryan Williams for storytime. Though his credits range from pop to metal, we tended to focus our discussion on rock and roll. If you’re a fan of Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Slayer, Staind, U2, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Limp Bizkit, Velvet Revolver, Dave Navarro, or Kelly Clarkson then you’ll want to check this show out.
From starting out in Atlanta, to travelling the world recording epic performances, Ryan Williams has seemingly seen it all and done it all. Recording music on a Tascam 4-track home studio, graduating to two synced 24-tracks machines, to the modern tools of today, Ryan has kept learning. We talked about his beginnings, and working with Brendan O’Brien, all the way to the present day and the imminent release of a Stone Temple Pilots box set for Tiny Music. Ryan even had a little bit of show and tell with some hand-written original Eddie Vedder lyrics. He had stories about working with some guy from a not well known band called U2 and even going to a private party with I am sure people you’ve never heard of or maybe you have. It is all worth checking out.
A friendly reminder that Ryan Williams will be joining us on a Special Saturday Edition of the LeBrain Train…
Mike LeBrain and I will be interviewing a well-respected engineer and mixer in the music business who started out working with one of the biggest producers of all time Brendan O’Brien. Not a bad way to learn the business. Join us why we walk through Ryan’s career and all the great bands he has worked with and some interesting stories about some things that happened along the way. By the way, Ryan is my brother-in-law so I know the deep dark secrets…kidding…or am I?????
The LeBrain Train: 2000 Words or More with Mike and John Snow
Saturday July 3 – Episode 74 – Ryan Williams
Have you ever had anything with your name on it nominated for a Grammy award? Ryan Williams has — for his work on Train’s Drops of Jupiter, Velvet Revolver’s Contraband, and Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger. And we’ll be talking to him about it on Saturday’s LeBrain Train.
Join John Snow and I for this special Saturday episode with a very in-demand engineer. How much demand? Well, besides Stone Temple Pilots, he’s either engineered or mixed for Matt Nathanson, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Staind, Michelle Branch, The Panic Channel, Phil Collen’s Delta Deep, Korn, Static-X, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Biffy Clyro, 10 Years, Atreyu, Mastodon, Billy Idol, P!nk, Sugar Ray, Deftones, Adam Lambert, Coheed & Cambria, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bush, Neon Trees, and Beck. He even has a co-write on a Kelly Clarkson song. Is that enough demand for ya?
This is going to be a great chance for us to pick the brain of a guy who has literally worked with the biggest names in modern music. You do not want to miss this one — catch it live so we can ask Ryan your questions!