P Bear Update Bits


Just a few announcements.

1. One of my fave vlogs, Rocketboom, recently used one like half a dozen of my tunes as a soundbeds for their recent episodes. That Joanne is a charmer. Have a look.

2. I’ve just heard that P Bear songs are confirmed for the first four episodes of This American Life Season Two. They will be having a theatrical premiere in several cities. Here’s a trailer

3. HUSH Records will not only be releasing The End –the final installment from P Bear for the box set collection–but the box set itself in stores on June 24th. That’s the cover up yonder.

4. I’m counting down to posted song #149 as my finish line. (Adding the seven songs from The End brings the total to that magic 156. [52 weeks x 3 songs a week = 156]) That leaves only five more after today! (Sorry if some of you thought “Drunken Bees” was kind of a dud. I thought it was funny.)

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Big Announcements!


Hello all.

Wow. Plenty of announcements:

  • The final P Bear album entitled Play This When I Am Gone “The End” is almost finished! I’ve been secretly working on it since last October and I’m really excited to share it with everyone, but I’m afraid we’ll have to wait on that, as it is destined to be released widely (in stores and so forth) with the help of Portland’s HUSH Records (and, fear not, it will be mailed to Box Set buyers about a week in advance of the street date, as the capstone to the Box Set). The album consists of seven long tracks, and I have agreed to release only portions of these album tracks via the podcast, starting in May and working up to the release date June 10 (labels require a lot of lead time for promotion and stuff!)
  • Complete P Bear albums are being sold at the new Polyfree Download Shop for only $5.59. (Mixed Bag, and Make-out Music to arrive soon)
  • The Box Set price has been reduced to $29.99 given the reduced cost of mailing 9/10 CDs at once. (Thanks to all of the early supporters who paid a bit more. I have a surprise for you when the final CD goes out.) Those of you who have been holding out, now may be the time to buy as it will ensure that you will be one of the first to hear The End !
  • The 9th Album, Make-out Music is on it’s way to box set buyers now.
  • I will be working up to song #149 with originals as well as remixes. It’s a lot of work getting tracks and clearances for remixes. (You’ll notice many of the artists I remixed are available on HUSH Records–my official new pals–and I thank them for being easy to work with. Indeed, they have been kind enough to consult me on business stuff from the very early days!)

New songs soon.

Be well,

p bear

A New Look.

You may have noticed a different visual orientation here. I hope you will join me in being pleased about the little things: color photos greeting you on the index page, and instant access to streaming any one of over 135 songs I made in the last year.

Though I’ve always adored my old WordPress Theme, I’m settling into this one nicely. Soon you will find the link to the ‘Download Shop’ up there in the right corner working like a charm, talk soon.

-p bear

iTunes Best Podcast Of 2007





The nice people who work at Apple iTunes were kind enough to include Yours Truly on their Top New Podcasts of 2007 list (even though I didn’t make my regular installments at the end). Schucks, thanks guys.

I’m looking forward to finishing the box set in early 2008 with a special final album.

P Bear’s First Score: Icebreaker

I did the score to this short film.  (I also acted in it.)

Icebreaker from grammar school on Vimeo.

A newly hired elementary school teacher is confronted with the secret lives of his fellow faculty members.
Directed by Matt Knapp
Screenplay by Matt Knapp & Joe Ballman
Story by Michael Johnson
Produced by Matt Knapp & Joe Ballman & Payam Karamooz
Director of Photography Anthony Georgis
Music by P.Bear
Michael …. Michael Johnson
Ken ……… Jim Craig
Gerry …… Gerald A. Lewis
James ….. Micah Moss
Steven …. Chad Crouch
Denise …. Audrey Walker
Melinda … Judy Bennett
Don …….. Payam Karamooz