Friday, April 01, 2005

Stewart Brodian - Self Made Man and More...

New Jersey's Stewart Brodian is, to quote one of his album titles, a "Self Made Man". Prolific in the early 80's, Stewart released a slew of self-released singles and albums. Always topical, Stewart's songs commented on pop culture and politics with wit and cynicism. The single "I Hate The Video Games" b/w "Where Have All the Flower Children Gone?" (Mountain Records, 1982) is a prime example. Stewart played all instruments and sang all the vocals. Stewart's DIY spirit paved the way for today's Indie singer-songwriters like Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam and M. Ward.

Stewart has since moved to Pennsylvania where he's still making records and playing live, occasionally in nearby New York City. He has also added radio DJ, newspaper publisher and Howard Stern Impersonator to his impressive resume. He's even appeared twice on Mr. Stern's program.

You can visit Stewart Brodian's site here.

You can buy Stewart's latest CD here.

You can download Stewart Brodian - "I Hate The Video Games" here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. i had no idea. we used to dj at the same station and he followed my programs sometimes. thanks for this.

2:01 AM  
Blogger Eric said...

btw - please look at the date this was posted - my apologies to Stewart.

11:09 AM  
Blogger Mishegasmaster said...

i didn't realize stewart was lost. iwas with him last weekend...

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stewart still looks like stern but is still lost--always will be.

1:19 AM  

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