Camarada Live In-Studio


Last week, Scott Mullins got a chance to sit down with the new band Camarada. They discussed their new album, and record label. They also performed two songs live in our studio.

Full Interview with Camarada

Camarada – “Overtime (Live in 88Nine Studios)

Camarada – “Whiskey Water (Live in 88Nine Studios)

Video of the Interview in 3 parts:


Everyone is invited to the Funeral

It has been a while since I posted. I am busy redesigning The Rhythm Lab Blog and working on some cool videos for RadioMilwaukee. I will be back soon enough posting on a regular basis. In the meantime, here is one of my favorite video blogs to entertain you. CNN, Fox News, NBC, Bill O’Reilly, MTV, and every other useless media organization this is for you.

Enjoy, and send all you flowers in care of Hip Hop.

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The Buskers Live


Dirty Soul Scott Mullins sat down with The Buskers Band on August 17th, 2007. They performed to tracks live. You can check the whole interview and performance right here.

Buskers – It’s Alright (Live Recording from 88Nine’s 414Music)

414 Music

One of my favorite aspects of this job is getting to know the depth of musical talent here in Milwaukee. For the past several months I have been inviting some of these artists to be my on-air guest each Friday afternoon in the 5 O’Clock hour on a segment called 414 Music.

The artists come in with their instruments and perform live on the air in the cozy confines of our Radio Milwaukee studio. I most enjoy the opportunity to get to know these talented folks by sitting across the table from them and talking about their music and what inspires them to create it. Some are more talkative than others, some are old pros at being interviewed on the air while for others it may be their very first media experience of any kind.

We’ve had a great array of Milwaukee artists so far including Growing Nation, On a Sun, Bryan Cherry Band, Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts, Dark Horse Project, Willie Porter and many others. In the coming weeks listen for appearances by Camarada, The Saltshakers, Northern Room and Paul Cebar.

If you know of a Milwaukee band/artist that you would like to hear live on 414 Music let me know.

Not to get political or anything

I try not to get political on this blog, but I found this video of Dick Cheney talking about how invading Iraq would be a mistake. The video is from 1994. This is just something to make you think… Personally, I don’t trust any politician. Democrat or Republican. I think 99% of all politicians don’t really care about the people but just themselves and their legacy they leave. We as Americans need to stop voting on what politicians say and what they actually do. Check out my previous post on this political site.

From 2002

Dusty Fingertips

I love going to record shows. I’ve been going to them since I was a teenager. This past Sunday I went to the Milwaukee Music Convention at Serb Hall over on Oklahoma Ave. It’s always exciting to walk in to a convention with the possibility of finding that perfect score. The row after row of tables covered with LPs, 45s, CDs, posters, books, etc laid out before you. The smell of old records fills the air.

That’s usually how it works, but this time I was struck by the lack of records as many tables sat empty from a lack of dealers. But you never know what may be waiting to be discovered so I wasted no time diving in. I quickly found the most promising looking crates to dive into. An out of town dealer had several boxes of vintage funk, soul and r&b 45s lined up in front of him.

I spent quite a while digging through the discs and listening to them on a portable record player. I was disappointed that I only found a couple that I really wanted, but they were both good solid records. Funky Floor-shakers to be sure. On the Maverick label I found Chuck Bernard’s “Indian Giver/Hobo Flats” and Bobby Patterson’s “How Do You Spell Love” on the Jewel/Paula label. This Shreveport LA based label put out some greasy funk and soul records back in the 60s & 70s and is often overlooked by collectors.

I’ll be spinning both this Wednesday night at The Soul Shakedown at The Hi-Hat Lounge on Arlington and Brady Street. I start at 10pm.

Site of the Day: For the Kids


This is not only site but free software from the Media Labs at M.I.T., and it is just in time for back to school. The name of the site and software is called Scratch. Scratch is a computer programming language developed for kids 8 and up from M.I.T. Media Labs. It is designed to help help kids to be familiar with the concepts of computer programming.

The software runs on windows and macs and it is free of course. So this would be great for schools to get kids interested in computers and technology. Allowing them to make the games instead of playing them. There are resources for educators and teachers to develop programs for their students as well.

The other cool thing about Scratch is it’s an online community. Kids can share their creations with other kids from all over. Kids can download other creations and see how it was created.

scratch overview

Check out this introduction to Scratch

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A quick video tutorial

A Scratch Workshop

Also check out Blender 3d package. It is 3d and game creation software for free. It is great for older kids and adults. Check out what it can do here.