Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like


I’m on a new Saturday kick. Maybe — OK, I’ll admit it — maybe I overdid the monkey grooming videos, and I might have crossed a line with the squirrel grooming the cat. I regret nothing.

But now I can’t stop listening to tracks of isolated elements from familiar songs, where someone (I have no idea who or how they do it) pulls out the vocals or guitar or bass or any other track.

Today we have David Byrne’s vocals on the classic Talking Heads song, “Once in a Lifetime.” With no music, it really takes on the feel of an incantation or performance art. It starts getting totally strange at about the 3:00 mark and on.

“Here comes the twister!”


11 comments on “Isolation

  1. Priscilla
    November 18, 2017

    OMGosh, that was weird, and somehow I didn’t want it to end!

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 18, 2017

      Yeah, it’s addictive, isn’t it? You do hear a lot of nuances that you can’t hear in the full mix. That’s what I like about these isolated tracks.

  2. Phillip McCollum
    November 18, 2017

    Wow, how they isolated that so well, I’d love to know. I wonder if they had access to the original tracks or a copy of them? Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to find some more of these.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 18, 2017

      I wish I knew how they do it. Maybe it does have to do with inside people swapping the Pro Tools files or something.

  3. islandeditions
    November 18, 2017

    I think you need to get back to writing …

  4. Woebegone but Hopeful
    November 19, 2017

    That was compelling!
    Imagine Captain Beefheart having that treatment…I’ll have to check

  5. 1WriteWay
    November 19, 2017

    That gave me chills … but in a good way 😉

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 19, 2017

      Def. It’s wild. I like hearing things I can’t hear under the music.

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