Most people haven’t heard of Bragi, the Norse god of music.
Being one of the sons of Odin, he was known for his wisdom and serenading fallen warriors as they entered the gates of Valhalla.
As you might have guessed, he hasn’t been doing much serenading as of late.
Realizing through his boredom that he might need to change his approach, he started looking for a mortal human to affect the music of the modern world in a way the he could not. He found Red Beard.
Bragi took some of Odin’s blue war paint, mixed with that of fallen poet warriors in Valhalla, and painted Red Beard’s left ear for battle. This paint gave Red Beard some of Odin’s wisdom, the boldness of fallen warriors, and Bragi’s own musical ear. He knew that the best way to change the world and inspire people on a large scale in modern times is recorded music, and he would use Red Beard to do it.
While the above story may or may not be entirely factual, there is some truth to it. I (Aaron Glemboski, AKA Red Beard) actually do have a blue warrior stripe on my ear that doesn’t seem to come off. It is my daily reminder to make bold choices. This applies in life, in relationships, spiritually, creatively, and you guessed it, in mixing.
For those who are looking for good and safe, there are lots of engineers out there that can deliver what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for bold and exciting, I’d love to hear from you!
If you want to know all the stuff that is on most bios, feel free to contact me, I’d love to chat!
Here are some videos of songs that I have either mixed or engineered. There is a wide variety including nearly every Late Night talk show (with Conan being the unfortunate exception), Biden’s Inauguration, Ellen, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and even a Superbowl Commercial for Youtube! The videos in this playlist collectively add up to over 20 million views!