Ciyadh Wells on Why Music Moves Us & Helps Us Discover Who We Are (#44)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube There is space for everyone to enjoy music and to make the music that they like.Ciyadh Wells This conversation flows like honey. Today I'm joined by Ciyadh Wells! Ciyadh is a classical guitarist and host of the super rad Musically Cogitating Podcast, a show… Continue reading Ciyadh Wells on Why Music Moves Us & Helps Us Discover Who We Are (#44)

It’s good to be an influencer.

Influencer. We say it as if it's a bad thing. A modern definition of influencer: someone who does a very good job at convincing someone else that the path to happiness and wealth is found by posting stuff on social media. Your favorite rapper influences you. Your favorite guitarist influences you. I wish we could… Continue reading It’s good to be an influencer.

Billions of everything

Fifteen months after A Tribe Called Quest released Low End Theory, Dr. Dre finished The Chronic. Billions of hip hop records soon followed. 6 months after The Beatles released Please Please Me, The Beach Boys came out with Surfer Girl. Billions more rock records since. Billions of records. Billions of books. Billions of everything imaginable.… Continue reading Billions of everything

Nate Kadlac: Lessons on Art and Life From a Designer Who Does It All (#33)

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube | Trailer "You always have to cultivate those skills, right? You always have to put in the time and learn. I wasn't formally trained. I'm self-taught."-Nate Kadlac Nate Kadlac (@kadlac) is a designer and writer based in Los Angeles California. Nate started with humble… Continue reading Nate Kadlac: Lessons on Art and Life From a Designer Who Does It All (#33)

Jumper madness: lessons from Andy Jenkinson

I think people can get a bit too, kind of, serious sometimes. You know 'this note is so important'...Have some fun, it's fine, you know, don't worry about it. Don't get too stressed.Andy Jenkinson I love when musicians know they're not as important as The Geneva Convention. Why are we always told art needs to… Continue reading Jumper madness: lessons from Andy Jenkinson

Music and the Myth of Genres

Genres exist to make it easier for customers to find what they're looking for. Genres are like a map with labels, arrows, and a legend. Thanks to genres, we can expect a country song to sound this way and a jazz piece to sound that way. But what about the bands that don't easily fit… Continue reading Music and the Myth of Genres

Always more than this

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3eHJtWoS3px95b4ukQeiD9?si=Fce2j8buT8iMwFHjVhxI1Q Your favorite song is more than a song. It's an expression of who you are. It's why you get defensive when somebody says they'd rather put their ears to a jackhammer. And yeah, you can share the same favorite song as somebody else.. But what the song means to either of you is the… Continue reading Always more than this