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This episode of Compose Yourself with Julie Brandenburg Don L Ratney, Denise Burton, and I welcome To Paint With Fire. We also play the music of Mississippi Sawyer, John Hefter, and Charles Walker. Julie stumps everyone with the All-Bieber Quiz and Ahab’s Ghost make a guest appearance, providing breaking news in the form of putting up a flier for an upcoming show!

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This week on the show Donald and Julie welcome Genau, feat. Julie’s brother Dan Niedziejko, an amazing drummer. Also in Genau is  Chris Belkofer (vocals and guitar) and Erik Gosnell (bass). We also talk to  Jackie Allen, world renowned jazz composer and singer who offers her insights on being an artist and advice about balancing life as an artist. We also play the music of Jordin Baas, The November Criminals, and  To Paint With Fire.

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This week’s show is pre-recorded. Donald and Julie went to Rock Hunger VI, a benefit for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee. This benefit is organized every semester by the students of the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

 

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This is an encore of a show we broadcast on riverwestradio.com on July 10, 2013, featuring Hedda. We also play Conniption, Esh the Singer, Christopher McBride, and I am not a Pilot

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Julie Brandenburg and Donald Ratney II host Martie Mcfly along with band members Cheri (Kandi Blu), Chris, Jake, Josh, Andrew, and web designer/photographer Mario Sinclair. Martie and his crew discuss their band, Overtime, and also their efforts to raise funds and food for the Hunger Task Force of Wisconsin, an organization they are playing a benefit for next week that we will be covering on the show. We play the music of Dinny Bulca, Esh the Singer, Ahab’s Ghost, and Andrew Rathbun.

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Donald Ratney II and Julie host Laurie Kern and Rachel Niemann, advocates for mental illness treatment and awareness. Laurie plays songs live and Rachel talks about WISE and the importance of removing stigma from mental health issues. We listen to the music of Mike Fredrickson, Yeti Rain (Bill Kopecky), Frankie Flowers, Umberto Vata (Mark Truesdell), and The Directionals, (Bob Schaab, Mark Poe, and Chris Fish)

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Donald Ratney II and I host Bill House and Michael Brigham from Conniption. Also on our show is guest panelist Andy Muchin, host of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting show, Sounds Jewish. We listen to Jewish cowboy music and brand new music from Strange Land’s album ∆v (Brad Klotz, Sean Gill). Also the guys totally annihilate Julie in the quiz!

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On Compose Yourself this week Donald Ratney II and I  are joined by Mary Zimmer of White Empress. Mary is among the number of women in Wisconsin who write, produce, engineer, and record our own music. In addition to this, Mary has written articles about the music business that are fresh and forward-thinking, that every musician should read. Mary, and White Empress, have all the ingredients that will bring the project to the national stage. Also this week we play the music of female engineers/producers/songwriters Jordin Baas, Monica Renee, guitar legend, Manty Ellis, and Canyons of Static.  AND… also featuring the GLORIOUS RETURN of the 8:47 p.m. Scooter Alert, which means it is officially not winter.

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This week Donald is out sick and Jacob Muchin guest hosts with Julie. We welcome our guest Nev Crnojevich who plays and sings in the studio. We also play the music of ComPosé, White Empress, Jackie Allen, Northless, and Strange Land.

Today Donald and Julie celebrate spring with a warm, happy, springy show theme that does not match the weather outside. listen in and pretend with us. We also cover various tech topics, Sleepy plays our quiz with us, and Julie announces the formation of her new band “The Polish Capes.”

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