Rumbling Crescendo – Bryant Cook

When I was thinking about this series I knew I wanted to get Bryant in early. He and I share a love of the New York Mets but also have similar taste in some music. I was excited to see his responses and I hope you are as well.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

Hey there, I’m Bryant Cook. I’m the owner of theepicstorm.com, co-host of The Eternal Glory Podcast, and YouTuber — known for playing lots of combo decks.

Do you listen to music when you play Magic/create Magic content? Is it different from what you listen to for “fun”?

I don’t listen to music when creating, due to YouTube copyright laws it’s very difficult to make work. I’m mostly just with my thoughts, when I’m just playing in my downtime I do! It tends to be the stuff I enjoy in my daily life.

Can you share an album/track/piece of music that you want to share? Why did you pick this album/track/piece? (If it’s an album, what’s your favorite track?)

This music video hit me like a ton of bricks when I first saw it — connecting with two characters so deeply in 3:30. There’s a YouTube comment that has stuck in my brain for years that accurately describes them, “The Menzingers have a way of making me feel nostalgic for relationships I was never apart of” 

The Menzingers have slowly grown into my favorite band over the last decade, this is why I’ve selected them. Also, that music video is a work of art.

If people like this album/track/piece, what else should they listen to?

A little bit different, but I would also recommend Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. Dan Campbell, the singer of The Wonder Years, made a side project where he wouldn’t have to sing about his own self but instead a fictional person — Aaron West. The music is a chronological story (so listen in order!) about loss, divorce, recovery and so much more. I would highly recommend. If you’re ever lucky enough to watch Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties in person, Dan Campell is in full character as well — it’s a sight to see.

Where can people find you?

linktr.ee/bryantcook 

Thanks Bryant!

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Published by Alex Ullman

Alex Ullman has been playing Magic since 1994 (he thinks). Since 2005, he's spent most of his time playing and exploring Pauper. One of his proudest accomplishments was being on the winnings side of the 2009 Community Cup. He makes his home in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised.

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