Meet the Board: Brian Deck

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Brian Deck the Principle Conspirator at Bodacious Booty Productions. He has been active in the Chicago music community since 1986. He began working at Studio Media, Chicago Trax and CRC opening his first studio in 1989, Idful Music. Other facilities Brian has been associated with include Clava, Engine and Soma. Production credits include LP's with Counting Crows, Iron and Wine, Gomez, and Modest Mouse.  Brian also helps to solve challenges that the digital revolution have presented. He has particular aspirations to help young musicians and industry professionals make a clear appraisal of their own professional challenges and plan an effective approach to career development.

What was your first live music experience?

My first 2 concerts were both Yes at the International Amphitheater on my 14th and 15th birthdays. Anyone old enough to have been there knows what it was, a gajillion square foot concrete cattle barn built in the stockyards for the sale and slaughter of entire herds. My recollection is of loud but indistinct sound, awesome Roger Dean rotating stage, endless joints passing around, and I thought every song was Roundabout. 

The quote I live my life by...

"Is it stupid enough, Sonny?" Phil Spector

If you could write one new law that everyone had to obey, what law would you create?

My law would be campaign reform. All political campaigns would be publicly funded and last two days. Lay out your platform, show us what you're made of in one debate, election the next day. 

 

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