Audio, Broadcasting, Podcasting, Music

A portfolio for broadcaster podcaster, sound designer and writer Joe Bielecki

Anhedonia Everything - Mike Kleine

Joe has Mike Kleine on the show and they talk about showing results, plays, video games, categorization, life, and more.

You can contact the show at - Just put WTR in the subject line.

Contact for Mike Kleine
Twitter: @thefancymike

Contact for Joe bielecki
Twitter and Instagram: @noisemakerjoe


Art photo by Arielle Tipa

The artist appears around 11:16PM.
There’s smoke and fog and haze and purple lights.
The artist begins his set with what Andre would later describe to Sara as, “Soft and simple music.”
Just floating Farfisa organ sounds and scattered swatches of heavily reverbed pads. Almost like a sound check. A lot of it, unassuming.
(Let it be said,) Andre is not impressed.
And then it picks up a little bit, after a few minutes. And the music itself turns out to be pretty good. Andre realizes that in a live setting, the artist’s music is nothing like the iTunes tracks he previewed.
The music becomes much more powerful. More immediate. Visceral, even. Almost palpable.
The music is loud and enormous.
Onstage, the artist’s setup is minimal. You might never think a table with just a handful of custom synths, a Farfisa organ, some cassette decks and a few effects pedals could produce such great sounds.
Andre stares hard at the artist.
Compared to a more dynamic performance, from like, say a rock & roll band or even a full orchestra, watching one man on stage for something like ninety minutes, just pushing buttons and turning knobs might seem like an uninteresting activity to the layperson but to Andre, this was heaven.
The cold electronic blips, the distant ambient washes, the high definition surround-sound atmospherics, the languid synth swells, the deep rumblings of the Farfisa organ, the over-saturated tape hiss, the drippy cavernous echoes, the other-worldly wind chime sounds, the hazy buzzing effects, the hushed murmur and din of unintelligible human voices and side-conversations (happening), the waves of static—it doesn't matter to Andre anymore what anyone has to say about music.
This artist is a prophet!
It’s at this point that Andre begins to have a moment of higher consciousness.
He closes his eyes and succumbs to the ambiance of it all. He lets the sounds transport him to distant places.
Andre thinks about the universe, his essay, about his interminable desire for recognition, about his unrequited love for all things music, his passion for deep research, about all his failings and abandoned projects, his broken dreams, his student loans, his noticeable lisp, his receding hairline and about everything Marfa said.
He sees planets, a parallel universe with colours extending far beyond the visual spectrum, a place that should not exist (where Andre and everyone else is made of metal and archaic circuitry), images upon images of broken statuettes and floor plans of destroyed museums.
Andre sees the beginning of the universe, hears planets exploding, witnesses black holes disappearing (and then reappearing), more planets exploding, moons and atmospheres and rain clouds and dust storms and undiscovered pressure systems and earthquakes and tsunamis and interminable warp barriers.
Andre tries to open his eyes, in an attempt (albeit futile) to escape these (to him) terrible visions, (as he now feels as if he is about to have another panic attack) but all Andre can see when he opens his eyes, is fire and smoke and clouds and dust and bright lights.
And then all of a sudden, almost out of nowhere, bass sounds exit the room and what’s left is pure static, empty warped cassette tape and the intermittent sound of a fog horn, all warbled and masked and obfuscated by sheets and layers of dense pink and white noise. And then nothing else.
Andre feels like he can’t breathe.
He grabs at his face because it hurts so much.
The artist bows to the crowd.
Andre cries.


These Homes Were Once A Dream - Katie Dooley

Joe has Katie Dooley on the show and they talk about the recent Sherman Alexie scandal, instagram poetry, editing (or lack thereof), poetry, and more.

You can contact the show at - Just put WTR in the subject line.

Contact for Katie Dooley

Twitter: @katielisabeta

Dyer-Ives contest info

Contact for Joe bielecki

Twitter and Instagram: @noisemakerjoe



Art photo by Arielle Tipa


These Homes Were Once A Dream

by Katie Dooley


until the ghosts took over.

I thought I emptied my jar of ashes because god knows

how often I fall asleep with my hands

wrist-deep in soot.


I didn’t want to kill

the photo version of myself  

but she wouldn’t stop haunting me,

tapping on my skull until I unlocked


the door next to my temple. I do not know how to let go

of promises. I take them to bed

and let them die.

I had to stop making them in fear of oversaturation.


I love the popping

sound punctured blood makes

but I can’t admit that.

Out loud, I’ll say I love red roses.


Even when I don’t. Even if I do,

I pretend to push everyone away

like a revolving door and I have done my job

right when at night I see my shadow pacing alone


against the wallpaper. This house

might’ve once been a dream but I don’t dream about home.

I think about leaving but the ghosts need company

to prevent complaints from neighbors.

The End In Lists - B. R. Yeager

Joe has B. R. Yeager on the show and they talk about audience, the process, noise music, call centers, and more.

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Contact for B. R. Yeager

Twitter: @br_yeager




Contact for Joe bielecki

Twitter and Instagram: @noisemakerjoe



Art photo by Arielle Tipa


The End In Lists

by B.R. Yeager


13 Videos Of Idiots Getting Owned By Pit Bulls

8 Sure Shot Ways To Ruin Your Job Interview

5 Photos of Dictators As Children

19 Public Displays Of Affection That Will Make You Hate Your Situation

5 Of The Earth's Fastest-Adapting Diseases

10 Reasons Drinking At Work Makes You More Productive

13 Photos of The Worst Cities In America

23 Sexy Actresses Who Died Too Young

5 Of The Dumbest Ways People Are Hording Water

6 Signs Your Neighbor Will Probably Invade Your Home

30 Pictures of Teens 'Doing It' At Prom

8 Movie Stars Who've Run People Over With Their Cars

15 Videos of Animal Abuse That Will Make You Bawl

10 Reasons You Should Embrace Poverty

23 Photos Taken Seconds Before Their Subject Died

17 Back Alley Plastic Surgery Procedures That Will Give You Night Terrors

5 Videos of Drought Fires That Will Blow Your Mind

12 Professions That Will Make You Chronically Ill

11 Haunted Graveyards And The Things You Should Never Do In Them

7 Pictures Of Children Who Played With Firearms

27 Animals That Have Gone Extinct Since You Were Born

21 Teen Selfies That Will Make You Want To Die

13 Drugs That Might Make You Shave Off Your Genitals

5 Machines Making Your Career Obsolete

22 Photos Of The Least Inhabitable Places On Earth

5 Colleges With Higher Suicide Rates Than Salt Lake City

11 Fruits That Won't Exist In 2021

5 Of The Weirdest Paintings of War Criminals

10 People Who Made Terrible Decisions In Life

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Swim In Stagnant Bodies Of Water