“Would you rather?” The question at the heart of a game as old as the art of conversation. We are asked to imagine fantastic possibilities-would you rather fly like birds or would you rather breath underwater like fish-but also devastating burdens. Perhaps the most common subject considered when the game turns to misfortune is the most treasured of the five senses: Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing? Sight or sound? Blind or deaf? Mr. Andrews has never spent a moment’s time weighing the options. A childhood spent picking out melodies on any instrument he could get his hands on constitutes quite the clue. And yet, a career in an industry of shaping sound and melding it with thought seems to have arisen almost out of happenstance. During his freshman year of college, a response to a work-study ad for the position most readily available eventually siphoned much his time away from his intended course of study and set him on a path of enlightenment in the art of audio. Since that first day of wandering into a radio station on his college campus, Brandon-or Rudy or Yahweh or whatever pseudonym the job called for-has tailored his talents to fit the aims of organizations in public and commercial radio, the world of podcasting, music production, and to experimental projects of his own. He discovered there are many ways to create each of the many sounds that accomplish many things. To be sure though, creating the sounds you’ve been dreaming to hear, is, more than anything else, the thing Mr. Andrews would rather be doing.