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In the second part of the conversation, Dan and Brian talk more about Philly and it's music, Weathervane Music, and get into Brian's approach and philosophies towards recording and working with bands at Miner Street. And, of course, some good ol' geeking out about bands like Fugazi and Dr. Dog, to name just a few.


Dan went to Miner Street Recordings to talk with owner/producer Brian McTear, and it went so well, it’s a two-part episode. In Part 1, Dan and Brian talk about Brian’s early days in the Philly music scene, the rise and fall of trends/attitudes/bands/venues, opening his own studio, and forming the non-profit Weathervane Music in ‘09 amidst a failing economy. Enjoy an acceptable amount of name checking, nerding out on gear, and great stories about the people who were there at the right time along the way.


"I've thought about taking [guitar] lessons, [just] learning a few skills that I've missed over the last 25 years. If I am going to be a little more 'solo-y' here and there, it might be nice to know what I'm doing." -Andrew Chalfen

Andrew Chalfen fronts the post-punk instrumental band I Think Like Midnight, and plays one mean guitar. With a new record, 'This Land Is Your Mind' (produced by Brian McTear), out in the world, Dan and Andrew talk Andrew's upbringing outside Boston, their love of the late Tommy Keane, and still being on the hunt for new music that wows them. Stick aro...


"Am I physically putting pen to paper? No. But I'm thinking about it, all day, every day. [...] And if a phrase or a word or an idea comes to my mind, I will write that down, and I collect them all [for when] it's time to write." -Andrew Harris on his songwriting process

Andrew Harris fronts The Naked Sun, a folk-rock band that's releasing it's third record, 'War With Shadows'. Dan and Drew talk about the band working with producer Brian McTear (War On Drugs, Kurt Vile), the writing process, the importance of singing together, and the age old battle with squirrels in your garden...

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