Friday Streaming N’ Balladeering

Live streaming returns, and so does Uncle Meat!  This week’s theme was a challenge and there will be at least five lists.  On Friday night, tune in for a Nigel Tufnel Top Ten Ballads.

Barring the usual technical issues and assorted problems, the Meat Man will be co-hosting Friday July 3 around 7:00 PM EST.  The lists will be diverse and it won’t just be the usual suspects.  Meat has promised a very different kind of list for my show, and we have another list from a legendary rock fan who hasn’t had one featured yet.

Don’t be “Alone Again” on a Friday night.  Are you still loving lists?  Because the lists are “Still Loving You”!  You’ll be in “Heaven” with these songs.  Check out the broadcast right here from “Home Sweet Home”.  It’s “Just One Night” so don’t miss it!  It’s coming soon, you just need a little “Patience”.

Facebook:  Michael Ladano


Happy Canada Day! 11 Tunes

Happy Canada Day from LeBrain HQ to you.  I know this is rough one, a weird one, and a difficult one.  I’m going to ignore the current goings-on and everything else that has to do with Canada Day, and present to you Eleven Canadian Songs You Need to Hear Right Now.  Enjoy!

1. Helix – “Billy Oxygen”

2. Arkells – “Leather Jacket”

3. July Talk – “Picturing Love”

4. The Guess Who – “Albert Flasher”

5. Blue Rodeo – “Side of the Road”

6. Harem Scarem – “Slowly Slipping Away”

7. Rush – “Vital Signs”

8. Gordon Lightfoot – “Canadian Railroad Trilogy” (re-recorded version)

9. Monster Truck – “Don’t Tell Me How to Live”

10. Kim Mitchell – “Rumour Has It”

11. Thor – “Keep the Dogs Away”

Bonus Saturday Stream – The Uncle Don Don Box of CDs

For Those About to Stream, Deke & LeBrain Salute You – Friday Live Show

The Technical Issue gods were merciful last night, and they connected Deke in Thunder Bay with LeBrain Summer HQ in Southern Ontario with only minor issues!  In the episode we call “Seek the Deke”, we counted down the Nigel Tufnel Top Ten AC/DC albums of all time.  Featured lists were submitted by:

A total of seven lists — the most I’ve done on these shows.  And of course I messed it up at least twice!  You might think that with so many lists and so few AC/DC albums, it might be a boring show.  It’s not.  When you include different versions of albums and a few off the beaten track, it was quite an enjoyable show with great comments.

By request of Deke I’ve left in the pre-stream portion of the show because I spilled ginger ale on my nose.

To skip straight to the AC/DC lists, go to 0:16:30 of the stream.

For the ginger ale, start at 0:13:45 of the stream.

Sorry the top of my head is cut off.  I can’t see myself properly on the Facebook app.  Enjoy the stream!


Live Streamin’ Weekend

Yes folks!  Weather and wi-fi permitting, live streaming resumes this weekend!  The plan is to go live Friday night with more lists and more Deke!  We are calling this episode “Seek the Deke” and you can guess what the lists will be about based on that clue.  This is tentatively planned for Friday June 26, sometime around 7:00 PM EST.

At some point this weekend I’ll also be going through the box of CDs I inherited from Uncle Don Don — looking over the titles, and I’ll also show you how we used to buy these at the Record Store.  Checking for quality and quantity!

As long as Covid keeps interfering with our summer, I will be there to keep you entertained.  Facebook:  Michael Ladano

Saturday Live Stream! Guests Galore and Top Superhero Movies of all time!

Saturday’s show was not without its difficulties but it ended with another tremendous list.  The main event this week was a Nigel Tufnel Top Ten list for superhero movies.  The special guest for this epic segment was for the first time, the one and only Holen MaGroin!  We had lists submitted by Harrison the Mad Metal Man, John T. Snow, Rob Daniels, and of course Holen and myself.

I was excited because I knew, especially with guys like Rob and Holen, we were going to get interesting and diverse lists.  I expected Harrison to go mental, and I somewhat got that.  John Snow also came in with some out-of-the-box suggestions.  The lists were magnificent and it is fair to say that the overall winner was Batman, but in so many configurations that you will have to watch for yourself.  Honorary mentions to Christopher Reeve and Robert Downey Jr.  Enjoy the lists!  Start the stream at 1:24:20 if you only want to see the lists.

In another feature I tried to hook up with both Deke from Arena Rock and KMA‘s Aaron in his live stream debut!  Although I had difficulty hearing Deke, this brief segment can be found at 0:59:50 of the stream.

I also unboxed my latest musical arrival, Gordon Downie‘s Secret Path, both the CD and the graphic novel.  Because they were shipped separately, the unboxings can be found at 0:47:45 and 1:11:55.

BONUS:  Not part of the live stream, but I did get some video of a chimpmunk playing hide & seek with me.  For Ladano’s Wild Kingdom, hit up 0:19:08 of the stream!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s fun, and hopefully next time I won’t have as many technical issues!


Experimental Saturday Live Stream

Trying out some new stuff today:  expect two test live streams at 2:00 PM EST and 6:00 PM EST.  As with past weeks, I will also be going live casually during the day.

The 2:00 PM test stream will feature a new guest.

The 6:00 PM test stream will feature yet another brand new guest, and another Nigel Tufnel Top Ten list.  This week we’re shaking up the subject matter and we’ll be counting down the Top Superhero Movies of all time.

I’m also expecting a musical delivery sometime Saturday, so I hope to do a cool unboxing.  This, you are going to love.

So, fingers crossed that all this stuff will work out!  Catch the action Saturday June 20.  Facebook:  Michael Ladano


Last week’s stream:

Superstream! LeBrain and Superdekes talk Top Live Albums of all time!

Thank you Superdekes!  This had to be one of the best live streams of all time!

You can thank Harrison the Mad Metal Man for the idea.  A “Nigel Tufnel Top Ten” list for the best live albums of all time.  With little notice, Superdekes and I whipped up some lists.  We also recruited John Snow (2 Loud 2 Old Music), Holen MaGroin, and Uncle Meat to contribute lists.  While the lists varied in some respects, many albums made repeat appearances, sometimes in the same position on two lists!

We ran into some audio issues at the start but those five minutes have been edited out of the stream for your convenience!

Thanks again Superdekes, you were an amazing co-host and we have to do something like this again.


Friday Evening Live Stream – Live Lists, Live Guests!

The stream returns to Friday night!  I like to shake it up and give everybody a chance to catch the show.

This week, I’ll be looking at some new arrivals at LeBrain HQ, talking shop, and most importantly — lists!

By request of Harrison the Mad Metal Man, this week we will be doing a “Nigel Tufnel Top Ten” list for Greatest Live Albums of All Time.  There will be at least three lists and, technical issues notwithstanding, at least one guest!

Join us Friday night, sometime after 6:00 PM, for the live stream action!  Facebook:  Michael Ladano

The First LeBrain Live Streams – Watch ’em here if you missed ’em

It appears that I started this lockdown live streaming stuff on March 20th — a Friday.  I went live again on Saturday the 21st, and then for almost three straight hours on Friday March 27.  I started running out of gas on April 3, but kept plugging away anyway.  I started uploading my live streams to YouTube for those who missed them with the April 10 show.  The videos below are all the live streams that were previously unposted.

MARCH 20 – LOVE AT FIRST STREAM.  I was just messing around and people started watching.  We were fresh into lockdown (March 18) and looking for ways to connect with each other.

MARCH 21 – THE SECOND STREAM!  Live streaming was an addiction.

MARCH 27 – THE EPIC 2 HOUR 43 MINUTE STREAM OF MADNESS.  This was like a long-distance race.  Tremendously fun.  Music, Star Wars, Uncle Meat, and Harrison galore.

APRIL 3 – RUNNING OUT OF STREAM. “The Author Reads” was not a big hit. Lots of poo and fart content.