Brandon Lucas Green

Brandon Lucas Green

Product builder for 12 years. Musician for 30. Dad for 3. Tinkering with the web in pursuit of creative independence. Based in Central MA, USA.

about

I’m Brandon. I build web products, advise on product operations & strategy, make music, and raise a daughter with my [wife][1] in central Massachusetts US.## Music 🤘
I’m an out-of-practice classically-trained pianist who now writes and produces music as Kid Lightbulbs, which you can listen to on [my Bandcamp site][2].
I won a few awards for piano performance as a kid. During my teens, I taught myself bass, guitar, trombone, tuba, and now I dabble with software. While in music school at Northeastern University, I composed modern avant-garde music, including a Theme & Variations piece for solo 5-string bass and live electronics. I’ve played in an instrumental prog metal group (now known as [Earthside][3]), in a Talking Heads tribute band, and alongside noted singer-songwriters and DJs.All to say: my influences and tastes are broad but also in some ways very specific. Through all that, I've always had a deep love for music theory as (1) a set of rules to break and (2) a framework for understanding why I love the music that I do. I use this space to explore that alongside my other love, social technology (which I'm enormously privileged to work in as a product lead at Buffer).## Writing ✍️
I aspire to write a lot, but I only get an opportunity to every so often. Most of what I’ve written is available on this site, and I plan to post more here over time.
Here are some essays I'm proud of:
- On Prince’s “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”
- Earworms
- Liberal arts and the jobs of 2030
- Where we’re going, there are a million roads
I have 2 or 3 long-form writing ideas, including a speculative fiction novel and a playbook around working remotely as a product leader. Maybe I’ll get around to those at some point 😬## Alicia & Talia 🥰
Alicia and I met online in 2011, started dating seriously in 2012, and got married in 2016. We’ve now known each other for more than 1/3 of our lives, and we’ve been through a ridiculous amount together: seven different places we’ve lived together, a stint in Berlin just eight months after our wedding, job/career crises, chronic disease, artistic collaboration, probably other things.
Alicia is an artist – photographer, designer, craftsperson – and her stuff is mostly online [here][14].Talia is our daughter who was born in March 2021. She is a highly sensitive bundle of joy, and most of what I do is in her best interest at this point.

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I’m Brandon. I build web products, advise on product operations & strategy, make music, and raise a daughter with my [wife][1] in central Massachusetts US.## Music 🤘
I’m an out-of-practice classically-trained pianist who now writes and produces music as Kid Lightbulbs, which you can listen to on [my Bandcamp site][2].
I won a few awards for piano performance as a kid. During my teens, I taught myself bass, guitar, trombone, tuba, and now I dabble with software. While in music school at Northeastern University, I composed modern avant-garde music, including a Theme & Variations piece for solo 5-string bass and live electronics. I’ve played in an instrumental prog metal group (now known as [Earthside][3]), in a Talking Heads tribute band, and alongside noted singer-songwriters and DJs.All to say: my influences and tastes are broad but also in some ways very specific. Through all that, I've always had a deep love for music theory as (1) a set of rules to break and (2) a framework for understanding why I love the music that I do. I use this space to explore that alongside my other love, social technology (which I'm enormously privileged to work in as a product lead at Buffer).## Writing ✍️
I aspire to write a lot, but I only get an opportunity to every so often. Most of what I’ve written is available on this site, and I plan to post more here over time.
Here are some essays I'm proud of:
- On Prince’s “The Ballad of Dorothy Parker”
- Earworms
- Liberal arts and the jobs of 2030
- Where we’re going, there are a million roads
I have 2 or 3 long-form writing ideas, including a speculative fiction novel and a playbook around working remotely as a product leader. Maybe I’ll get around to those at some point 😬## Alicia & Talia 🥰
Alicia and I met online in 2011, started dating seriously in 2012, and got married in 2016. We’ve now known each other for more than 1/3 of our lives, and we’ve been through a ridiculous amount together: seven different places we’ve lived together, a stint in Berlin just eight months after our wedding, job/career crises, chronic disease, artistic collaboration, probably other things.
Alicia is an artist – photographer, designer, craftsperson – and her stuff is mostly online [here][14].Talia is our daughter who was born in March 2021. She is a highly sensitive bundle of joy, and most of what I do is in her best interest at this point.