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Isolation Station

with Brad Frost

Questions & Answers

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  1. What is your name?
    1. Brad Frost
  2. What do you do, for a job or hobby?
    1. I am a web designer, speaker, consultant, and musician.
  3. What have you started doing since lockdown that you didn't do before?
    1. Nothing fundamentally new, but I've been eating an exorbitant amount of ice cream.
  4. What piece of advice can you give others in lockdown?
    1. Be gentle on yourself. Don't beat yourself up for not being as productive as you'd like to be. And don't feel guilty about your diet. Note: this is all advice I'm giving myself here.
  5. Tell me about the song from when you were 18 years old.
    1. I picked Kidney in a Cooler by Keller Williams. My cousin introduced this to me and all manner of jam band-related stuff. Keller Williams has a goofy sense of humor and mostly plays as a one-man band with a loop machine, harmonizing with himself and layering compositions together.
      Keller was extremely influential on me, and I spent a lot of time trying to develop a percussive acoustic guitar style after him, and even played some shows in my hometown with myself and a loop machine. But maybe a lasting influence he's had on me is permission to be goofy, which I think I've carried over into my speaking career a bit.
      I've gone through waves of being embarrassed that I used to be way into this type of music. But I've come full-circle. It's fun and has been critical in my development as a musician and a person.
  6. Tell me about the song from when you were a child that you still listen to.
    1. I picked The Soft Parade by The Doors. My parents' record collection had all sorts of stuff: Allman Brothers Band, John Pirine, Carole King, Led Zeppelin, Cat Stevens, and so on. The Soft Parade was mixed in there, and had a bunch of horns and all sorts of stuff going on with it. It was so unique.
      This track specifically stands out in my mind because my mom _hated_ it. At least the beginning, where Jim Morrison growls "You cannot petition the lord with prayer!" I grew up in a very Catholic family so she wouldn't stand for such blasphemy haha. But we would skip forward in the song and enjoy all of its crazy, meandering parts.
  7. Tell me about the act/artist you've discovered in the past 12 months.
    1. I have to pick Moses Hightower because of the story around it. I was on a flight to Chicago for some client work. I never really engage with people beside me, but on this flight we had to get off the plane for them to do some maintenance and then reboard. So we got to talking, and he's this really energetic, soulful dude from the south side of Chicago. We hit it off and talked about music, business, and life the whole flight.
      He talked about how his son had a foreign exchange student friend from Iceland who played Moses Hightower and his ears perked up. "It was like a mix between Average White Band, Steely Dan, and some crazy shit I've never heard!" They ended up traveling to Iceland just to see the band.
      That flight left an impression on me and Moses Hightower has been in heavy rotation pretty much all year. My family went to Iceland and I was having a drink by myself at the hotel bar and a Moses Hightower song came on. I blabbed this whole story to the bartender, who was slightly amused
  8. Tell me about a live track that stands out for you, may be from a gig you were at or a gig you wish you were at.
    1. I picked Ideoteque by Radiohead off of their I Might Be Wrong live EP. I was in the back seat of my friend's car waiting for our other friend to join us; this song started playing and it blew my goddamn mind. It was like nothing I've ever heard before and the energy was incredible.
      I ultimately went to Bonnaroo in college when Radiohead was headlinine. We waited for probably like 7-8 hours with little water and no food, but we were 4 rows back for Radiohead. It is still the best live show I've ever seen. It was very much a spiritual experience. I think being so close to the band made a huge difference, because I've seen them again and while it was a great show it wasn't the same type of experience.
  9. Out of the 10 tracks in your playlist, which 1 track do you really hope people listen too and why?
    1. Let's say On the Bound by Fiona Apple, because she's so amazingly talented. Her new album is good, but When The Pawn... is one of my all-time favorite albums.
  10. Can you recommend a book that you love but you think others have not read.
    1. I don't know if others have read it or not, but I personally really love The Element by Sir Ken Robinson. It's about what happens when your passions and your aptitudes intersect, and I find it tremendously inspirational.
  11. What are you looking forward to doing most when lockdown is over?
    1. Every year since I've been alive, my family has gone to the beach in North Carolina. Really hope that happens this year.


  1. Song Silly - Toe
  2. Trúnó - Moses Hightower
  3. Metronomic Underground - Stereolab
  4. The Soft Parade - The Doors
  5. I Feel a Change - Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band
  6. Idioteque (Live in Oxford) - Radiohead
  7. Kidney in a Cooler - Keller Williams
  8. Every Season (feat. Ty, Damon Albarn) - Tony Allen
  9. Cherry - Ratatat
  10. On The Bound - Fiona Apple

Playlist YouTube

Playlist Spotify

Candy (Glastonbury Festival, 27th June 2014) - Paulo Nutini is not on Spotify so I added the Studio version.