The Sleeper Has Awakened

Hello! How are you!

Hey everybody, it's Brian Behm. I am SO happy to tell you that No_System is in the process of ramping up again.  You may notice that the site looks a little spiffed up. I still have more on that front and there are visible bugs, but it looks better than what was up and we'll very quickly get those fixed. I've got a couple of bits of news to talk about.

The first is that over the past few months, No_System has become a music project. All of the No_Sys pieces have always had a musical component but this year it felt like it was time to do a little more than that. It evolved into a project about death and life changes and how we move to the other side of those things that happen in our life.

Today, the first two tracks from the album are out and in the world. We've even got a new shirt to mark the occasion. (and if you'd like it in white, you can find that here)

The first track, Art Thief is all about life in quarantine and having more grammar than Kelsey. I've always had a huge soft spot for jazz influenced hip-hop and it started poking through here. It is as deeply nerdy as anything that I've ever written. 

 

 

 The second track is called ADHD. The last ten years have had a huge number of changes. I lost both my parents. I lost a coworker. I started my career at the last company I worked for and left that company. I had both my kids... and, last year, I was diagnosed with ADHD. The album tracks with that and it's been about the process of working through those deaths. It's peak 2020 in a way. October is ADHD Awareness Month and I wanted to acknowledge that by sharing some of what I've been trying to put into words about how I felt about discovering in my early 40s that I'd had this thing all my life.

Honestly, getting diagnosed has been a wonderful discovery, even though there was a real mourning when it happened. There were so many things that I struggled with in terms of memory, emotional regulation, and attention that I could finally put a name to.  It's better to know than not know. At least if you know, you can try to work around it.  

The album is my attempt to plant a flag and say what I want No_System to be. I want to be able to bold and helpful and introspective. I hope that comes through. Stay tuned for a lot more. It's going to be a fun ride.