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Louisiana Considered Podcast
When neo-Nazis came to New Orleans, a group of Holocaust survivors fought back

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 24:29


Last Friday was Holocaust Remembrance Day. And even though these days, the term “never forget” seems to be part of public discourse, it wasn't that long ago that discussions of the Holocaust were often repressed or even discouraged.  But in 1961, many survivors were caught in the crosshairs when a neo-Nazi “hate-bus” came to New Orleans. This led to a confrontation between survivors and neo-Nazis, in an event that was emblematic of increasing support for civil rights among Jews. Lawrence Powell wrote about this event in his book, Troubled Memory; Anne Levy, the Holocaust and David Duke's Louisiana. The Professor Emeritus of History at Tulane University joins us for more on this chapter in history. Today we are bringing you our 5th episode of Liner Notes, our segment that highlights local Louisiana musicians as they walk us through their songwriting and composition process. Baton Rouge artist Dalton Hamilton, also known as BandG33k, tells us about his song “Alone!” that he wrote, performed, and engineered for his album, BLVKMOTH. This episode of Liner Notes  was produced and edited by WRKF's Aubry Procell. Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman and Aubry Procell. You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

They Reminisce Over You
Morris Chestnut: Ricky!!!

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 24:20


This week we're discussing Morris Chestnut. One of the most popular Black actors of the past 30 or so years, you know him from such movies like Boyz n the Hood, Two Can Play That Game, The Brothers and The Best Man as well as his roles on hit TV shows like Nurse Jackie, The Resident and most recently, The Best Man: The Final Chapters. This man is always on our screens, so we decided to talk about some of our favorite moments from his career.Head over to troypodcast.com for links to some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Unstarving Musician
Dariann Leigh–New Songs, Pursuits In Pop, Creating A Sound, Songwriting, Journaling, Documenting Lyrics & Hooks, Theatre, Being A Solo Artist, Media Features, Release Strategy (Ep 249)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 38:35


My guest for this episode is Dariann Leigh. She is described as red carpet glam and camo in a tree stand, big city beauty with small town humility. “As a kid,” Leigh says, “I remember closing my eyes, plugging my headphones in and listening to tracks that ended up being the theme songs to my daydreams. I want to be that artist for someone else." Here's what people are saying about Dariann's voice and stage presence. "Big voice!"  "I book anthems singers all year long, Dariann Leigh is the best-hands down!!!" –Jon Praska GM of CJHL Norskies "Stage presence and vocals will have you melting! Wonderful to work with!!" –Jeff Kroll, Marshall County Talent Fair Board We spoke during the holiday season and Dariann was looking forward to celebrating family. In this conversation we talk about her newest songs, pursuits in pop among country artists, creating a sound, songwriting and journaling, documenting lyrics & hooks, how theatre has influenced her, being a solo artist, her many media features, her new year release strategy and much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes DariannLeigh.com Dean Johanesen – Album Artwork, Song Reference Files, Record Release Mode, Balancing Creative Time, Arc Of A Thematic Album, Writing Press Releases, Release Campaign Framework, Heightened Creativity, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival (Ep 246) Live Streamed Shows In Isolation —Dean Johanesen Part 2 (Ep 156) Circus Swing and the Transformation of Dean Johanesen Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Call Out Culture
Live From The Liner Notes: Pop Songs for the Apocalypse Feat. Jason Griff

Call Out Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 69:58


This week we are joined by Jason Griff to discuss Pop Songs for the Apocalypse his new EP with our very own Alaska. You can find Pop Songs for the Apocalypse exclusively on Bandcamp: https://jasongriff.bandcamp.com/album/pop-songs-for-the-apocalypse As always, for exclusive content and early access to episodes please join our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/calloutculture/support

The Unstarving Musician
Musician Websites – Choosing A Theme, Site Content, Search Engine Optimization, Email Forms And Incentives, Selling Merch, Music And Services, The Launch, And Continuity (Ep 248)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 0:28


This is the final installment of the Unstarving Musician websites for musician series. I decided to call this one "Everything Else." You can find links to the first four episodes in the series in the show notes for this episode at UnstaringMusician.com, episode 248. Choosing A Theme We'll begin with choosing a theme. Look for a theme with a design layout that supports your brand and vibe. The theme should be a fit with your music, while supporting your goals. Your theme needs to look good without compromising usability and simplicity.  The menu layout should be easy for visitors to navigate. A menu located at the top is always good, and locating it on the side is okay too. Sub menus should be easy to find. And it all needs to be easy to read. Not everyone has 20/20 vision! Your theme should allow for easy content creation and layout And it should be or have:  Easy to customize A responsive design (mobile friendly) Updated regularly Features you need Good ratings and reviews An active support team Optimized for search (SEO) A popular theme provider for WordPress is themeforest.net. I encourage you to also consider a Wordpress core themes, if you do in fact choose Wordpress as a platform. Site Content Homepage content is arguably the most important, as it will be your most visited page. Begin by defining your purpose. The objective of the copy should support the goals of your music business. Example goals include: Sell merch or services Build traffic to increase revenue Attract new fans Generate leads Attract subscribers and build a community Understand Your Target Audience As you write copy, consider that it should hook prospective fans and supporters. You want to get into their mindset by thinking about these questions. Who are the people coming to your site? Are they fans, supporters, venues, talent buyers, venues? What problems do they want to solve? What search terms would they use to find music sites like yours? By writing in the ways that your visitors speak and search, you can start building up a relationship of trust. If you answer their specific questions or solve their problem, they may become your loyal audience.  Know Your Competitors In the musician world, knowing your competitors can be thought of as “know your peers.” See what other artists in and around your genre are doing, and take note of what appears to be working for them. Borrow ideas and find inspiration in knowing your competition and peers. Lessons from the business world Search your main genre, product, service, or topic in Google. Discover which sites are ranking, and investigate what they are doing. What is the primary thing they offer? And how are they offering it? What type of content do they use on their main pages (success stories, videos, statistics)? What audience are they targeting?  Hook Your Readers from the First Line You have 15 seconds or less to capture your site visitor's interest. If you manage to do this this, your next challenge is to get them to stay on the site. You can start your copy with some exciting news or data, a one-sentence story or a question. Make sure people are hungry for more content after reading your site introduction.  Make Your Copy Scannable Your site layout is important. Most people skim read, so ensure that the text is easily scannable for them. Include headers, bulleted and numbered lists, descriptive subheadings and white space between paragraphs.  Help Readers Navigate There are multiple ways that audiences find web content. It could be from a post shared on social media, via links on other websites, via a marketing email or through a search engine results page.  People who find out about your website might not be that familiar with your brand or music, but they will appreciate a website that's clear in what it offers. Use relevant links for further details in your copy. Prominently display links to your social media accounts on your website to create connection between your brand and site visitors. I recommend including social links on every page of your website, or at least on your home, contact and about pages. People may leave your site, but they may become your social media followers and return to the site later. Talk to Readers as You Would a Friend Create a bond between your brand and the client using techniques like these: Use an active voice sentence structure like “You can book us for your private event” instead of “Our band can be booked for private events.” The passive voice is relevant when you want to sound more formal; in other cases, use the active voice to sound more personal. Address your readers directly with “you," “we” to speak from the point of view of a company (or band), and “I” for an individual voice. Write in Layman's Terms Keep your copy concise and simple. Research from The Literacy Project (sadly) tells us that the average American reads at 7th to 8th-grade level. By using simple language, you're more likely to help readers understand and remember more of what they read on your site. Use short sentences to help communicate your message clearly. Limit the use of adverbs and adjectives to keep sentences short and snappy. Avoid industry jargon.  Not all readers are experts, so replace professional terminology with simpler alternatives and use hyperlinks to other articles to provide additional information. Proof read your copy to avoid spelling and grammatical errors. Encourage Readers with a Call-To-Action (CTA) The purpose of your web copy is to encourage some kind of action. Perhaps you want visitors to make a purchase, subscribe or join your mailing list. By including a clear call to action using words like “Join,” “Sign Up,” “Get a Call,” “Subscribe,” “Watch,” and “Learn More” you can help to initiate the desired action.  Demonstrate that your CTA is worth it. A good strategy is to include some proof to back up statements you have made about your products or services. This might be through success stories, original research data, customer testimonials, press releases, awards, a relevant expert's biography, or partnerships. Your site visitors and subscribers will also appreciate freebies like free music downloads or some type of useful and hard to find information. Add Visuals People remember only 20% of what they read, but 80% of what they see and do. You can help site visitors process info by including infographics, pictures, graphs or videos in your copy. This will also help grab their attention.  Optimize for Search Engines You aim to produce copy which will be valuable to site visitors and help them to make decisions. Here are some need-to-know basics of SEO (search engine optimization). Include keywords in headlines and sub-headers Add your primary keyword to the title and H1 (primary heading) Included 5-10 additional keywords to subheadings and body text Include metadata by describing specific images, links and pages in 1-2 sentences Make your URLs readable to help your readers to understand what's inside the page Add relevant and helpful links to encourage visitors to stay on your website Optimize your visual content by adding alt tags to images and by resizing them  Keep Your Website Fresh and Up to Date Refresh your content from regularly by adding new relevant information Monitor the performance of your copy. Underperforming copy may need more examples, tips, and practical details. Repurpose your content by trying different formats, such as video  and incorporating it into your website. Optimize internal linking. Add links pointing to new articles and blog posts with related topics Core Elements Recap & Reminders These are core elements that should be part of your site content. Logo Header image Artist bio Mailing list sign-up form Music samples Professional photo(s) Video News & upcoming shows Social media icons Ways for fans to support you (i.e. tips, subscription, purchases, etc.) Add an online store A well organized navigation menu Email Forms & Incentives “Email remains an essential way to communicate with your most invested fans.  Grow your list of contacts by adding a sign-up form to your Home and Contact pages. Make sure to collect those emails as a concrete way to reach people with your newsletters.”  – Bandzoogle “The most successful musicians have learned that email marketing is one of the most valuable tools a musician or band can have.” –ConvertKit First, start a list. If you've been collecting emails at shows or for venues, use them. Start with a spreadsheet, as they can be easily uploaded to any email service. Your fans want to connect with you. If someone joins your email list, they're officially super fans. They want to hear from you. They didn't sign up to hate your or delete your emails. :) They might not know they're super fans until you give them a reason to subscribe.  Ways to get fans to join your email list Trade a free song for their email address Offer a one-time discount on merch Add a pop-up form to your website with an offer to send a discount code for your online store Have email list exclusives like ticket pre-sales Always make big announcements to your email subscribers first   Email is an owned—not rented—relationship The fans you have on your social media profiles are essentially rentals. Social media companies can and will completely throttle your reach, requiring you to pay to get posts in front of your fans' eyes. The bigger your following gets, the smaller percentage of fans who see your posts–unless you pay to boost them. Compare this to email marketing. Every time you send an email to someone's list, you're almost guaranteed that they will get that email in their inbox. Unlike social marketing, email marketing lets you own the relationship with your audience.  It's easier than ever to use email marketing software. These days, email providers like ConvertKit make every element of email marketing—from getting new subscribers to converting sales relatively easy. For example, if you wanted to only send emails to certain geographic regions, you used to have to create spreadsheets and lists with different subscribers. Not anymore. Email service providers include geo-data, giving you a better idea of where your subscribers are actually located. If you're into automating things (and you should be), you can now automate an album release cycle with the click of a button. Automation takes something that's a huge process—like promoting an album before its release date—and automates a huge chunk of the work for you. Totally worth the time investment to set up. Your email list offers revenue opportunities Here are some ways to make money through your email list. Tips If you're still recording your album and don't yet have merch to sell, you can still make money via tips. You can use a third-party service like Buy Me a Coffee, Venmo, or CashApp. Or you can ask your fans to send tips directly through ConvertKit's Tip Jar. You can add a tip jar wherever you want to collect tips from fans. Here are a few ideas:  • Social media profiles and bios  • Email footers  • Website pop-ups or animation  • Link page feature  Record and merch sales Your email list should be part of your album release strategy, but you needn't stop promoting your record once it's out. You can continue to promote your album through your email list—even selling digital copies directly through ConvertKit. Fan club subscriptions You can create fan club subscriptions with Bandzoogle or ConvertKit. Fan clubs are a tried-and-true method of wrangling your biggest supporters to not only support you regularly, but also build a long-lasting relationship with them. Through digital subscriptions, you can set multiple tiers with different support levels, much like Patreon. Ticket sales Ticket sales are where having a big email list really helps. If you have a large and diverse email list on a service like ConverKit, you most likely have useful geo-data. This means that when fans open your emails, you'll have a good idea of their location, meaning you can send them emails tailored to the shows closest to them without giving the rest of your list a case of FOMO.  Raise money to record your album These days, bands can go directly to their fans to crowdfund their albums, and you can do the same on Bandzoogle, ConvertKit and many other platforms. Selling Music Merch and More If you have the right product, you can create significant additional income. Start creating products by first developing your brand identity. Do your best to create strong brand identity that provides a unique way of identifying with fans.  When brainstorming merch concepts, think about:  • What are you trying to communicate through your merch?  • What do you want people to remember about it?  • How do you want your fans to feel when wearing, using or displaying it?  Create high-quality merch by ensuring your photos, designs and marketing are up to date and on brand. Your merch company can likely provide some high-quality photos for use these on your site. I can't stress enough the important of making your merch look high-quality and professional. Printful is one company that helps artists design, print and ship merch and they integrate will with Bandzoogle and Wordpress. They have on-demand service, so that you only pay when you have orders. Printful can also print and ship everything under your artist brand with custom labels and other branding options.  Look to other artists for inspiration on how to promote your merchandise, and make your merch accessible to your fans. Merch doesn't need to start and end with tees and hoodies. Be creative and culturally relevant. It's not all about profit. Do your best to produce things that are relevant to your audience. Set Up Shop Choose an eCommerce platform that suits your niche, and build your merch store. Your e-commerce options include Shopify, Woocommerce for Wordpress, Bandzoogle, Bandcamp, ConvertKit and more. Link your store to your social media. Link your merch on your streaming profile (e.g. Spotify profile). Some streaming services allow you to sell merchandise directly to fans. SEO (Search Engine Optimization) This is a big topic, so try not to get overwhelmed. Just take this part, one bite at a time. Research keywords, such as popular artists or hits, that fans might use to search for your music. After finding the keywords, use them in the metadata on your website and content. Include synonyms of the keywords to cover the variety of search terms that your fans are likely to use. You can use tools like Google analytics and Spotify for artists to prime your content.  Optimize your website  • Meta descriptions help internet users to get an idea of the type of music you create.  • Title tags are the headlines that the search engine will find when users search for content.  • Headers are titles that separate different sections of a post on your website. Update your website frequently, as Google crawlers prioritize unique content when ranking webpages. This could include posting snippets on different issues and linking to new songs on YouTube. Use a reputable website hosting company. This will help your site speed. The hosting company you choose should guarantee 99.9% uptime. Enhance fan engagement Keyword optimization should involve creating content that enhances fan engagement.  One way of doing this is by updating your site with the latest and greatest content related to your brand. Create new pages for every event and new music releases. Your site should be optimized for all searches related to events and music. Optimize for mobile–this is important! The good news is that most platforms handle the heavy lifting in this area. Just make sure that all the content can load quickly on mobile devices.  Create Backlinks Backlink is an SEO term, and is a powerful way of improving the rankings of your site. You can generate backlinks by making guest posts on popular music sites and by soliciting mentions from social media, YouTubers and even venues where you perform. One strategy I use for this podcast is asking guests to link to their episode and embed their episode on their website. Create a YouTube channel YouTube is second only  to Google in terms of search queries, so it helps to have a strong presence on this channel. A YouTube channel will attract fans to your curated content and direct them to your affiliated sites. YouTube has tools to help you optimize your channel. Create YouTube playlists. Google favors channels with playlists. SEO music marketing is a long-term commitment. Digital marketing for musicians can be a daunting task. Take it one bite at a time, and you can always hire a digital marketing agency to optimize your content.   Launch The key to a successful and effective launch is to get the word out so people know about it! Here are five website launch announcement ideas: Announcing your launch date and time on social media  • A countdown is a great hype element!  • Give your followers plenty of notice, so they can plan on joining the party!   • Give fans and followers behind-the-scenes images and sneak peeks  • Create buzz by sharing photos and teasers about the new website Share details about the process and plant seeds about the launch long before you release specific details. Invite your followers to stay tuned for announcements.  Keep the conversation going and generate as much hype and anticipation as possible before your site goes live. Another great way is to create hype and engagement is to send people to your site before launching, with a coming soon page that captures their emails and creates intrigue. This is also a great spot to have a countdown clock. A coming soon page will also help by giving you a way to bring attention to it on your social channels, while ensuring everything is still private until launch day. Blog about it and have a freebie or giveaway Launching your new website is not only about teasing, but also creating valuable content, and a freebie is a great addition to your launch and get people interacting with your content. You can create a blog post about your new website launch (really tell the story of the process) and have a freebie or giveaway as an add-on to get people on board with following you and not just visiting for the launch to never come back. You can also use this opportunity to promote products that you plan to release when your site is live!  Send an email to past venues and customers Reach out to past venues and customers to let them know about the new website and all the cool stuff you have planned with it. They're likely to appreciate the update. You might even renew a relationship in the process. If any of these people are influencers or have complimentary audiences, you can ask them to share the news of your website launch.  Continuity and Maintenance Websites require fresh content. The also require maintenance. These facts are important to search-ability and user experience of your website. Fortunately, the maintenance part can be greatly automated. Most hosting platforms offer full automation of site maintenance. The primary facets of maintenance and continuity are security, software updates, backups and link checking. There are other nuances, but these are among core areas that you should pay close attention. Maintenance on a self-hosted Wordpress site will require more hands on planning than if you use a platform like Bandzoogle or Squarespace.  Content requires you, the creator. Sometimes this can feel unfortunate, but then again you are a creator. :) The key to consistent content creation is planning, and the best tool I can think of for this is a content calendar. I use a Google sheet and Trello recommend for this. However you do it, it's important that you have a means of capturing ideas and planning out your content.  Planning can include drafting social posts, scheduling music release content and outlining articles. When it comes to capturing ideas, you can do this in a physical notebook or on your phone. What you don't want to do is come up with a great idea during a walk or in the middle of the night, only to forget the idea. So write it down! Or dictate it with your phones voice recorder. You can add it to your content calendar later. The best advice I can offer here is to NOT launch it and forget it. Nothing good will come of that. Have questions about any of this. Feel free to contact me. Find all my contact details here. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes Choosing A Website Selecting the perfect theme Building the perfect homepage for your band website Band website complete checklist Writing awesome website content Email marketing for musicians Musicians email marketing with ConvertKit Guide to merch for music artists Selling merch Bandzoogle's guide to selling band  merch 10 SEO tips for musicians 6 ways to promote your music SEO for musicians SEO checklist Successful website launch ideas Trello ThemeForest Bandzoogle  Printful ConverKit Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237) Free vs Paid Hosting For Musician Websites (Ep 239) Choosing A Domain For Your Musician Website (Ep 241) Choosing A Platform For Your Musician Website (Ep 242) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

All Of It
Silver Liner Notes: The Chicks' 'Wide Open Spaces' at 25

All Of It

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 20:28


25 years ago, on January 27, the band then known as the Dixie Chicks released their major label debut, Wide Open Spaces. Author and music historian Marissa R. Moss joins us to discuss the legacy of the album and the pioneering trio for our 1998 album anniversaries series, Silver Liner Notes.

The Unstarving Musician
Charlie Berry – Spotify Streaming, Songwriting, The Creative Process, Booking Shows, Productivity, Routine, Studio Production, Advice For Singers, And Surviving Nashville (Ep 247)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 44:41


Nashville-based country artist Charlie Berry launched his solo career with the release of his first single at the beginning of 2021. Berry produces his own recordings, highlighting his combined talents as a vocalist, songwriter, and instrumentalist. I agree wholeheartedly with this from his bio. Berry is carried by his strong grounding voice, smart songwriting and skill as a producer. Charlie's compositions are catchy and relatable.  His influences span multiple genres including Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, and Fleetwood Mac. But Charlie hasn't always been a country artist. He started out playing punk rock back in his home state of Texas and still draws inspiration from the energy of that music. Originally from Dallas, Berry moved to Nashville to immerse himself in the world of country music and has spent the past decade learning the craft of songwriting from the source. After a 7-year run as the singer of country trio Mockingbird Sun, Berry decided to embark on the journey of carving out a solo career for himself. With the release of his single “Whiskey Take It Easy” in January 2021 Berry established his place in modern country. He writes thoughtful lyrics akin to singer-songwriters of the 90s and combines that with production styles of modern country and pop. Based on our conversation, Charlie seems to have found his groove in Nashville and I'm sure he welcomes country super stardom, should that day come. In the meantime he's doubled down on songwriting. We talk about songwriting, plus Spotify streaming numbers, the creative process, booking shows, productivity and routine, studio production (and lessons therein),  advice for singers, and advice for surviving Nashville. Please enjoy my conversation with Charlie Berry. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes CharlieBerryMusic.com Chris Raspante on Serendipity, Networking, Reputation, Nashville, and The Wonders of Today's Talent (Ep 2) Crossing Paths with Jace Everett Alyssa Trahan on Recording, Sponsorships, Merchandising, Marketing, and Getting to Nashville Nashville, Songwriting, Periscope and Spiders–Mira Goto Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Liner Notes with David Bixler
LINER NOTES with David Bixler featuring Antonio Sanchez

Liner Notes with David Bixler

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 29:44


In Shift Bad Hombre Vol. II drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez takes ownership of the pejoratvie remark made by the former president about Mexicans coming to the United States and hits back with a stunning musical counter-punch that features Dave Matthews, Trent Reznor, Pat Metheny, and many others. In this episode of LINER NOTES Antonio shares his feelings about the former presidents remarks and provides the listener with insight behind this innovative project.

They Reminisce Over You
B-Side: SZA

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 11:14


When we recorded our "New R&B For Old Heads" episode, SZA's SOS album release date hadn't been announced yet. Ironically, it came out on the same day that we released the episode. So, we had to go back in and record this B-Side the next day with some new information that had been presented to us via the album. Christina gives us what might be a controversial take by comparing SZA to an R&B legend, and we get into the musical parallels of the two artists.Head over to troypodcast.com for links to check out some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Unstarving Musician
Dean Johanesen – Album Artwork, Song Reference Files, Record Release Mode, Balancing Creative Time, Arc Of A Thematic Album, Writing Press Releases, Release Campaign Framework, Heightened Creativity, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival (Ep 246)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 47:10


My guest for this episode, Dean Johanesen, first appeared on the podcast in July of 2018. This is his third feature on the Unstarving Musician. He has a new album called Cautionary Tales, which is out Feb 3, 2023. This date is also the anniversary of the release of King King (1933). Dean says that this release seems to fit his style perfectly with its influence of swing music ala Django Reinhardt, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Louis Jordan etc.  With a sonic palette that dips into speakeasy-era Americana, and swingin' Hot Club jazz doused in circus tent hues, the New York-native has made his home in many parts of the United States. Dean's mother delivered motor homes when he was young and the family traveled around listening to a wide range of artists. Hearing everything from Led Zeppelin to Simon and Garfunkel, classic country to Broadway Musicals. That provided the soundtrack of Dean's youth and heavily influenced Dean's interests musically. In 2013, Dean released his first solo record focused on the storyteller songwriting format. Meanwhile, a recent passion for Hot Club jazz music in the vein of Django Reinhardt put him on a musical path of telling new stories of old times.  Non-fictional characters from the '20s and '30s – circus performers, the sideshow, prohibition, the war of currents (Tesla vs. Edison) all inform Dean's writing. These stories are projected against a backdrop of uptempo jazz in a style Dean has coined "Circus Swing." In this conversation we talk about mutual acquaintances, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival, Album Artwork Development, Song Reference Files, Journals, Record Release Mode, Balancing Creative Time, The Arc Of Writing A Thematic Album, Writing Press Releases, Framework Of Release Campaign, Heightened Creativity Of Songwriters Festivals and more. "Dean is simultaneously a throwback to an era of gypsy jazz and circuses while pointing the way to what will always be timely" - Steve Huntington, Sirius/XM Radio Margaritaville  You can find all things Dean Johanesen, including stories and songs from his forthcoming album, Cautionary Tales at DeanJohanesen.com. We had a real nice time catching up and I think it was a really good conversation, that I hope you will enjoy.  Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentioned in this Episode DeanJohanesen.com  Mo Meta Blues: The World According to QuestLove Nick Nace Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
Celtic Music Stories #585

Irish and Celtic Music Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 127:02


Listen to the audio liner notes from several musicians on the Irish & Celtic music Podcast #585. Willowgreen, Poitin, Amelia Hogan, Kinnfolk, Boston Blackthorne, Téada, Barrenhart, Altan, Brad Tuck, Lúnasa, Sue Spencer, Marc Gunn, Enda Reilly, The Chivalrous Crickets GET CELTIC MUSIC NEWS IN YOUR INBOX The Celtic Music Magazine is a quick and easy way to plug yourself into more great Celtic culture. Subscribe and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free. THIS WEEK IN CELTIC MUSIC 0:06 - WELCOME 1:16 - WILLOWGREEN - A PIRATE HIDEOUT Willowgreen performs traditional, contemporary and original music from Ireland, Newfoundland, Scotland, Canada, U.S.A. and the rest of the Celtic music world. Their signature vocal style combined with instrumentation including harp, hammered dulcimer, bodhrán, guitars, button accordion, whistles and mandolin appeals to audiences of all ages. Jim Ofsthun bio: Jim is an original member of Willowgreen, and a talented vocalist and instrumentalist with international performances on Irish bodhrán, guitar, button accordion, and whistles. He is also a member of McInnis' Kitchen, and of Eira. He has family connections to the music through Ireland and Newfoundland, and is considered one of the top producers in Irish music in the Midwest. 4:37 - Willowgreen “Crocker's Cove Reel” from Willowgreen 7:34 - POITIN Poitín are an award-winning traditional Celtic band from Pilsen in the Czech Republic. They explore all forms of Celtic music but are firmly grounded in the pub session tradition and like nothing better than sitting round a table in the corner of a cosy pub playing old favourites about tarry sailors, merry maids and drunken nights. Poitín have performed at festivals across Europe in Italy, France, Poland, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic. As the album says, it's 'one for the road', to go with you and keep you company in your car or on your bike, and this Celtic world music will take you from Ireland to Argentina, from England to Egypt, from Brittany to the Czech Republic and beyond. 15:44 - Poitin “Claudy Banks” from One For the Road 17:58 - AMELIA HOGAN - TAKING FLIGHT Amelia Hogan is an impeccably authentic singer of Celtic music and her heart comes through in honeyed tones on Irish, Scottish, British, and American styled vocals. She sings in the Irish music tradition of Sean-Nós, or “old style” as well as accompanied. Amelia also plays bodhran and a small 22 string Welsh lap harp, and tours internationally to global acclaim. Amelia Hogan sings both traditional and contemporary folk music with lilting graces and subtlety. She'll weave a mysterious old magic that takes the listener out of time and place. She transports audiences with haunting melodies, holding them close, and stirs ancient spirits with an evocative storytelling presence. 24:07 -  Amelia Hogan “Taking Flight” from Taking Flight 26:19 - FEEDBACK 28:24 - KINNFOLK Josh and Julie Kinn weave bouzouki, bodhran, and smooth vocal harmonies in their Celtic folk music from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Kinnfolk have played at festivals and listening rooms throughout Virginia and beyond. In 2021, Kinnfolk was one of 10 bands--representing 10 countries from across the globe--selected to be part of the inaugural Robinson Emerging Artist Showcase hosted by the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival. As their notoriety has expanded worldwide, their music has been featured on podcasts and radio programs across the globe. 39:51 - Kinnfolk “The Hat Song” from The Knotted Circle 45:15 - BOSTON BLACKTHORNE - FISHING Boston Blackthorne has been performing with the same core members for over 25 years. Their sound is a unique blend of traditional Celtic and Americana in a driving format - more rock than the Clancy Brothers, more folk than the Dropkick Murphys - while sharing some of the traditional repertoires of both. They are proud of their deep songwriting bench - the original songs of Boston Blackthorne have won several national and international songwriting competitions including first place in the International Narrative Songwriting competition and honorable mention in the International Songwriting Competition. The band's sound is centered around powerful vocal harmonies and lead vocals shared by several of the members.  Between the 5 core members instrumentation includes fiddle, 4&5 string banjo, harmonica, 6&12 string guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, bass and drums 50:26 - Boston Blackthorne “Fishing over the Lusi” from Single 54:40 - ALTAN - FAVORITE SONG OF MAIRÉAD NÍ MHAONAIGH You can hear more stories by the Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh on show #580. Altan are an Irish folk music band formed in County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her husband Frankie Kennedy. The group were primarily influenced by traditional Irish language songs from Donegal and have sold over a million records. The group were the first traditional Irish group to be signed to a major label when they signed with Virgin Records in 1994. The group has collaborated with Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, and many others. 57:29 - Altan “An Mhaighdean Mhara” from Island Angel 1:00:17 - ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 PLAYLIST? ATLANTA IRISH DANCE BY BURKE AND CONNOLLY Earlier this year, I wanted to learn more about Irish dance. I contacted one of the co-founders of Atlanta Irish Dance by Burke and Connolly. Emma Burke is a certified Irish dance teacher and internationally certified Irish dance adjudicator, which allows her to judge Irish dance competitions world wide. During her Irish dancing career, she competed all over the world, winning titles throughout. Atlanta Irish Dance is the Premiere Irish Dance Academy in Georgia and one of the top Irish Dance Companies in the United States. They have an exciting performance based program run through their 501c3, in which they produce lively crowd-pleasing performances for crowds across Atlanta.  Their dancers and teams are ranked 1st in the Region, 2nd in North America, and among the top 10 in the World. We talked a little about their Feis they do each year and Irish dance costumes. I'll break that up with some dance tunes. Feis vs Feisana from Atlanta Irish Dance 1:04:11 - Téada “Jigs - The Women of Monaghan / Nancy Hynes' / Tap the Barrel” from Coiscéim Coiligh / As the Days Brighten 1:08:13 - COSTUMING WITH IRISH DANCE 1:14:31 - Barrenhart “Haste To The Wedding/Drowsy Maggie/Harvest Home” from Celtic Grass 1:16:10 - THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST 1:17:10 - BRAD TUCK - THE RED VIOLIN Born in Hant's Harbour, Newfoundland, Brad developed a love for music early in his life. Residing in St. John's, Brad is the drummer for a staple of the traditional Newfoundland music scene, Shanneyganock, and began a solo career in 2018 with the release of his first album "On These Waters". Brad was nominated for Traditional Artist of the Year at the 2018 & 2022 MusicNL Awards, and has released three full length albums, one EP and two Christmas singles. 1:20:14 - Brad Tuck “The Red Violin” from Stages Colin Farrell of Lunasa told a story back in show #579. 1:25:15 - LUNASA - THREE REELS Lúnasa is a traditional Irish music group, named after Lughnasadh, an ancient harvest festival. They tour and perform internationally, and have recorded a number of albums of both traditional and contemporary Irish instrumental music. 1:27:06 - Lúnasa “Morning Nightcap = McLeod's Farewell/Morning Nightcap/The Malbay Shuffle” from The Story So Far 1:31:17 - SUE SPENCER - MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Sue grew up singing Newfoundland and Irish folk songs with her family, and comes by her Irish roots through Newfoundland.  Her driving guitar style and signature smile will lift your spirits.  Sue has been nominated multiple times for the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Hall of Honour Award.  She also performs internationally as part of Willowgreen and McInnis' Kitchen. 1:34:43 - Sue Spencer “Tickle Cove Pond” from North Shore 1:38:59 - CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS 1:39:32 - MARC GUNN John Sharkey White II requested my version of “Peggy Gordon” in the last episode of the podcast. Obviously, I am the host of this podcast. But I'm gonna read my current bio on my website like I've done with others. Marc Gunn is a Rhythm & Folk songwriter who fuses Irish and Scottish folk songs with pop culture. One brewery called it Sci F'Irish music. His musical weapon of choice is the autoharp. He breathes acoustic Rock and Roll into this folk instrument and adds a bellowing taste of rhythm & blues. Gunn found musical inspiration performing Irish drinking songs. He learned the art of performing at Renaissance faires and from his childhood idol, Elvis Presley, who said, “You've got to put on a show to draw a crowd.” His concerts are fun filled with sing along songs that get the audience's feet tapping. And now for my song… I first heard the song “Peggy Gordon” from a cassette of Irish Drinking Songs I found at Half-Price Books in Austin, Texas. I learned most of my early Irish song repertoire from that album, songs like “Whiskey in the Jar”, “Big Strong Man, “Wild Rover”, “Bog Down in the Valley” and lots more. Their version of “Peggy Gordon” was short, but memorable. I played it on and off for many years. I remember singing it at a pub in Switzerland when I met Heidi and Stef of the Celtic band Bow Triplets. In July 2009, I met my future wife, Gwen, while touring in Virginia. We had this whirlwind romance and began talking on the phone every day and went to see each other as much as possible even while I was out on tour. I was completely mesmerized by her. A few weeks later, I was back in Austin. I was scheduled to record my next studio album with Rich Brotherton. He's an incredible engineer and had done some brilliant work for Ed Miller and lots of top-notch artists in Texas. I was having trouble singing the song. I was pitchy and my voice lacked any real emotion. The lyrics have this great feeling of love and longing. Which is exactly the feeling I was having with Gwen so far away. And so… I closed my eyes, focused on Gwen, and sang. To this day, I still tell people it is one of my best recordings. Because I feel like I nailed it. And then to top it off, Rich Brotherton added some absolutely beautiful guitar work, as he did throughout that album. It is definitely one of my warmest and lushest and best-produced albums. 1:42:07 - Marc Gunn “Peggy Gordon” from The Bridge 1:46:26 - ENDA REILLY Enda Reilly is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from Dublin, Ireland. Firmly rooted in the Irish tradition with songs that strive for a better future, Enda Reilly's work invites you to see the world from his varied and unique perspective through each new song and project. From busking on Grafton Street to the National Concert Hall, Enda has performed on countless stages in his hometown of Dublin and beyond. 1:50:46 - Enda Reilly “Christmas True” from Christmas Is With Us 1:54:07 - CLOSING 1:54:22 - THE CHIVALROUS CRICKETS – LORD OF MISRULE The Crickets explore the roots, branches and crossroads of Celtic and English folk and American Old Time music. With equal attention to exhilarating performances and academic rigor, they bring to the stage boldly reimagined arrangements of standards and originals with traditional influence. With a particular focus on song repertoire, they're known for their rich vocal harmonies and fascinating textural blends incorporating over 15 instruments, both modern and ancient. They're a family band comprising two sisters, two couples and childhood friends. Four of their members are full-time classical musicians as well. 2:02:23 - The Chivalrous Crickets “The Lord of Misrule” from A Chivalrous Christmas The Irish & Celtic Music Podcast was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. The show was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show is supported by our Patrons of the Podcast on Patreon. Subscribe to get bonus podcasts and vote in the Celtic Top 20. Visit our website to subscribe to the podcast. You'll find links to all of the artists played in this episode. You'll get access to our Best of this Year Playlist. You can subscribe to our Celtic Music Magazine and get 34 Celtic MP3s for Free plus, you'll get 7 weekly news items about what's happening with Celtic music and culture online. And best of all, you will connect with your Celtic heritage. Finally, please tell one friend about this podcast. Word of mouth is the absolute best way to support any creative endeavor. Promote Celtic culture through music at http://celticmusicpodcast.com/. WELCOME CELTOPHILE TO IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC PODCAST * Helping you celebrate Celtic culture through music. I am Marc Gunn. I'm a Celtic musician and podcaster. We are here to cherish our diverse Celtic community and help the incredible artists who so generously share their music with you. If you hear music you love, please email artists to let them know you heard them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast. You can find a link to all of the artists in the shownotes, along with show times and chapters for each song when you visit our website at celticmusicpodcast.com. So you can skip around. And if you are a Song Henger on Patreon will get a music-only episode. Once again, we are doing a different sort of show. This is not the usual format. I collect stories from artists about the songs they write or play. It's sort of like the Liner Notes behind some of their songs. Much like what I do on my Pub Songs & Stories podcast. I'm excited to share this nice bunch of stories as we finish up 2022. If you're in a Celtic band and would like to talk about a song or tune that you play, drop me a line. I'll get you instructions and I'll get you on the show next year. ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE IRISH & CELTIC MUSIC: BEST OF 2022 PLAYLIST? Every week this year, Miranda and I compiled the latest Celtic Top 20 votes. We updated a playlist on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. These are all of the top voted tracks of the year. And so it's a pretty fantastic playlist that will stick around. We have a new playlist coming in 2023. Again, all due to your voting. You can help these artists out by following the playlists and adding tracks you love to your playlists. Subscribe to our newsletter to find out who was added this week. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, and YouTube. THANK YOU PATRONS OF THE PODCAST! Because of Your kind and generous support, this show comes out at least four times a month. Your generosity funds the creation, promotion and production of the show. It allows us to attract new listeners and to help our community grow. As a patron, you hear episodes before regular listeners, vote in the Celtic Top 20, and a private feed to listen to the show.  All that for as little as $1 per episode. You can also get music-only episodes as a Song Henger. A special thanks to our Celtic Legends: Marti Meyers, Brenda, Meghan Walker, Dan mcDade, Carol Baril, Miranda Nelson, Nancie Barnett, Kevin Long, Annie Lorkowski, Shawn Cali HERE IS YOUR THREE STEP PLAN TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST Go to our Patreon page. Decide how much you want to pledge every week, $1, $5, $10. Make sure to cap how much you want to spend per month. Keep listening to the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast to celebrate Celtic culture through music. You can become a generous Patron of the Podcast on Patreon at SongHenge.com. TRAVEL WITH CELTIC INVASION VACATIONS Every year, I take a small group of Celtic music fans on the relaxing adventure of a lifetime. We don't see everything. Instead, we stay in one area. We get to know the region through its culture, history, and legends. You can join us with an auditory and visual adventure through podcasts and videos. In 2023, we're going on a Celtic Invasion of County Mayo in Ireland. We're gonna explore the area and get to know Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen. Learn more about the invasion at http://celticinvasion.com/ #celticmusic #irishmusic #celticmusicpodcast I WANT YOUR FEEDBACK What are you doing today while listening to the podcast? You can send a written comment along with a picture of what you're doing while listening. Email a voicemail message to celticpodcast@gmail.com When you make a per-episode pledge on Patreon, I plan to charge 4 episodes per month. But sometimes I forget. Other times, I charge for the show on the wrong date like I did this past month. As a result, the podcast income was short this month. Thankfully, our Patrons of the Podcast are just incredible. They donated money and bought CD and digital downloads in my store to help cover the loss. Thank you SO much for your generosity, as always. Asa Swain wrote: "Dear Marc, Thank you for playing “Banjos we have heard on high” in the Nov 28 episode (of the Celtic Christmas Podcast). It made me smile in delight. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season. Thanks for sharing beautiful Celtic music with us year round. I've been listening to your show for about 15 years, I got a chance to chat with you at the online Boskone you attended in 2020. (On zoom) You talked about how wonderful traveling was. I haven't travelled overseas since 2019 (because of COVID), but in December my wife and I are going to spend a week exploring Iceland. We're very excited. (we'll only have 4.5 hours of sunlight each day, but we hope to see the northern lights) . All the best."

They Reminisce Over You
Dr. Dre: The Chronic 30th Anniversary

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 28:50


This week, we're discussing the 30th anniversary of Dr. Dre's groundbreaking solo debut album, The Chronic. This classic album, which was released on December 15, 1992, features a number of notable, but then unknown artists, including Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Warren G. In this episode, we will explore the making of The Chronic and its lasting impact on the world of hip-hop. We will also discuss how Dre's work with The World Class Wreckin' Cru and N.W.A. laid the foundation for the sound and style that he would perfect on The Chronic, and the role that the album played in the rise of West Coast hip-hop and the emergence of G-Funk. Head over to troypodcast.com for links to some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Unstarving Musician
Marlee XX – Recent Releases, Serving The Voices Of Women As A DJ, Becoming A Producer, Self Expression Through Style, Life As A Solo Artist, Learning The Music Business, Sync Licensing, Stage Fright (Ep 245)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 36:48


My guest for this episode is Marlee XX, the multi-hyphenate musical artist (vocalist - songwriter - DJ - producer) hailing from Washington, DC. She's  a powerhouse entertainer who has honed a distinctive style, sonically versatile and fluid in genre.  Marlee is busy creating crossover-ready pop songs having just released the singles Frequency and Only One, at the time of our conversation. Her resume is solid. She and her former band Marlee In the Mixx held a two year at Indulj On U Street in D.C and performed in venues across the US,  including Afropunk's Battle of the Bands, SOB's in New York City, and Hollywood's Whisky a Go-Go. The band also toured internationally as co-headliners at the Essence of Seoul festival in Seoul, South Korea.   In 2017 she launched her solo career with the release of a track called Shift, that landed licensing deals with TVOne, The Hype (HBO) and The Come Up (Hulu/Freeform,). It's around this time that she also became a representative at “Girls Make Beats,'' an organization empowering the next generation of female music producers, DJs and audio engineers. Marlee has been featured in World Wide Waves,  Black Music Month, The Washington Post, Voyage LA. Marlee's bio states that she's a renowned as a fearless fashionista, unapologetic in her self-expression and bold personal style, and calls her a convergence of punk, street and fantasy.  In this conversation Marlee talks about growing up in D.C., her latest releases, how being a DJ helped her serve the voices of other women, becoming a producer, style, life as a solo artist, learning the business of music, sync licensing, stage fright, her love of chicken & rice, and more. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes MarleeXX.com Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove SoundBetter.com Girls Make Beats  Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

They Reminisce Over You
New R&B For Old Heads

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 41:35


This week, we're discussing a topic that gets brought up on social media whenever a publication or random celebrity is looking for clicks (we see you, Diddy.) Is R&B dead? We don't think so, and we're here to talk to you about a few artists that we enjoy. Also, we take a crack at deciphering SZA lyrics and Miguel explains how any issues with current day R&B can be traced back to Gen-X.Head over to troypodcast.com for links to some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Sehr Sehr Serien – Ein Seriencamp Podcast
ANDOR und THE PERIPHERAL: Science & Fiction bei Disney+ und Amazon

Sehr Sehr Serien – Ein Seriencamp Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 51:15


 In der neusten Folge widmen sich Christopher Büchele und Gerhard Maier der schönsten Serienüberraschung des letzten Jahresviertels: Der Disney-Serie ANDOR aus dem Star Wars-Universum, die ausnahmsweise einmal auf Fan-Lieblinge und Jedis verzichtet. Stattdessen zeigt sich die Geschichte rund um den titelgebenden Dieb Andor als komplexer und vielschichtiger Blick in Anfänge der Rebellion.Warum ANDOR so anders funktioniert als die letzten Star Wars-Serien und wieso Serien generell öfter von Systemen erzählen sollen sind einige der Fragen, die hier geklärt werden.  Danach geht es nahtlos über in die Fragen wieso Science Fiction-Thriller THE PERIPHERAL (Prime Video) so mutlos scheint, wieso Christopher kein großer Fan von SOULS (Sky) ist und die alles entscheidende Frage: Are we the baddies (oder Snobs)? Für die Liner Notes sind noch zu erwähnen GUILLERMO DEL TORO's CABINET OF CURIOSITIESAnthologieserie, zusammengestellt und produziert vom Mesiter des Fantastischen, in der sich allerhand namhafte Genreregisseur*innen an kleinen Gruselvignetten versuchen.  URBAN LEGENDEher trashige Horror-Anthologieserie des Horrorproduzenten mit starkem B- und C-Movie-Flair.

The Unstarving Musician
Fia Nyxx – PR, Marketing, Common Indie Artist Struggles, Video Collaboration, Release Strategy, Recording Studio Lessons, Confidence Through Repetition, And Theatrical Performance (Ep 244)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 41:41


My guest Fia Nyxx is considered stylistically as somewhere in between Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Toni Braxton. She embraces a theatrical approach to her music and experimental clash of genres.   Fia is also seen as a Hollywood glam-star, garnished with a rockstar twist. On her latest release Red Umbrella, she unleashes a masterful vision for storytelling. The album attempts to connect the dots along a path less traveled, embracing strength through vulnerability, devine-femininity, spiritual awakening, sexual liberation and a love story.   Fia recorded her first album, Everything Girl, at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. under the musical direction of Will McFarlane (Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby "Blue" Bland) and Brian Malouf (Michael Jackson, Queen, Madonna), and features players from the iconic Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, 'The Swampers.'  She has toured the U.S. and Asia, and has been featured on the back cover of Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, CelebMix, Music Connection, Elicit Magazine, Prelude Press, Buzz Music, The Hype Magazine among other publications.  That is the abbreviated version of her bio from FiaNyxx.com. Earlier this year, she did an impressive video for the single Escape, with dancer/choreographer Bobby Newberry (Danity Kane, Pussycat Dolls, Missy Elliot). In this conversation we talk about that video, plus PR, marketing, common indie artist struggles, release strategy, recording studio lessons, building confidence through repetition, and theatrical performance. I believe Fia was suffering from allergies or possibly a cold when we spoke. Fia, I hope you're all better now. Please enjoy this conversation with me and singer, songwriter, performer Fia Nyxx. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes FiaNyxx.com  Fame Studios BobbyNewberry.com Escape Official Music Video - Bobby Newberry / Fia Nyxx / Sam J Garfield Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Liner Notes with David Bixler
LINER NOTES with David Bixler featuring Dan Weiss

Liner Notes with David Bixler

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 30:24


On his new record Dedication drummer and composer Dan Weiss presents the listener with sonic portraits of musicians and family members that have figured prominently in his life. He acknowledges the seemingly disparate Elvin Jones and Burt Bacharach as well as honoring his daughter and late grandmother with affectionate tributes. Joining Weiss on the recording are the members of his long-standing piano trio, pianist Jacob Sacks and bassist Thomas Morgan.

They Reminisce Over You
B-Side: Flatbush Misdemeanors

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 8:10


On this B-Side episode we're discussing the Showtime comedy Flatbush Misdemeanors. We found out the show was cancelled the same day that we recorded this, but decided to go ahead with it anyway since it's still worth reviewing (for us) and streaming (if you haven't already) on demand.Head over to troypodcast.com for links to some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Two Writers Slinging Yang
David Ritz: Legendary ghost writer (for everyone from Aretha to Marvin Gaye to Sinbad and Scott Weiland), song writer, liner notes penner

Two Writers Slinging Yang

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 48:08


On what it takes to ghost writer another person's autobiography; of what it's like to see musicians you love and admire self-destruct; on his contributions to Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing"; on the impact stuttering has had on his career.

The Unstarving Musician
Shannon Curtis – House Concerts, Building Connections And Community, Release Strategy And Her 2018 Album "Both At The Same Time" (Rewind Series Ep 243)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 46:16


This episode features singer songwriter and queen of house concerts Shannon Curtis. It's another installment of the Unstarving Musician rewind series where I showcase a past interview. And I've re-edited and remastered the episode for your listening pleasure. :)  This conversation is so good! We talk about Shannon's journey into house concert tours, plus: How house concerts upped her game in terms of building connections and community Her book on house concerts Her then latest album Both At The Same Time Her release strategy and more This is one of the conversations I come back to over and over, for reflection and learning. I recommend you take notes, as there is so much you can apply to your music journey. Listening back to this interview brings back fond memories. It was that fun for me. Shannon and her partner Jamie are truly good people. Please enjoy this very special rewind episode. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes ShannonCurtis.net No Booker, No Bouncer, No Bartender: How I Made $25K On A 2-Month House Concert Tour, by Shannon Curtis House Concert Tours & Community – Shannon Curtis Building Community–Shannon Curtis and Jamie Hill (Ep 168) Dynamics, Creative Recording And Getting Gigs – Mike Dawson Rewind (Ep 234) Lucky Beats Good Sometimes – Chris Raspante Rewind (Ep 235) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Breakfast with an Alcoholic
Liner Notes for Episode 25

Breakfast with an Alcoholic

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 18:39


At one point in Episode 25, Jane and I were talking about keeping the plates spinning while drinking and I said something to the effect that being an alcoholic requires you to be leading at least two lives at the same time. That got me thinking about spies.Paul McCartney wrote one of the greatest spy movie themes ever. When I first heard “Live and Let Die,” I was 10 or 11 and I thought it was just the coolest song. One of the advantages of having an early morning paper route is that you can sing and hum and no one can hear you. I can remember softly singing this as I delivered papers in the dark:When you've got a job to doYou've got to do it wellYou've got to give the other fellow hell.I don't think the Des Moines Register was necessarily looking for that level of commitment from their carriers, but I was ready. So, like I said, Paul McCartney wrote one of the great spy movie themes of all time and then he wrote this:I've always been obsessed with spies and espionage. I was a lonely, shy kid and spent a lot of time watching everyone else. I had a difficult time connecting with people and always felt very awkward. Consequently, I tried to be a really keen observer of other people, why did they do the things they did, what were the appropriate reactions? I was a little like the young boy at the school befriended by Jim Prideaux in “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy”: “You're a good watcher, aren't you? You notice things.”Like every good spy story, mine evolved from being simply a “good watcher,” to realizing that I had tracks to cover, secrets to keep. I'm not sure when thoughts like that began to creep into my consciousness, but I quickly determined that my success in life, my ability to make friends, connect with people, generally get along in the world, required me to keep an awful lot of stuff secret. I came to believe there was a part of me that was so shameful, humiliating, wrong, bad, defective, that it could simply never be shared with other people.I'm pretty sure that narrative was a big part of the reason I saw such a bright light when I started drinking at 15 or 16. The strain of carrying around all of those secrets was already a lot. I'm sorry, don't get the idea that I drank because I liked the taste or just wanted to be popular at parties. By 17, I was sitting by myself at a bar in the afternoon. That's how deeply ingrained it was in me, how deeply cut that groove already was. I needed to drink—that question was already settled.I've told the story about the night I realized I was an alcoholic: The sudden realization, of course while drinking alone, that drinking was way too important to me, occupied way too big a part of my life, was really already beyond my control. The icy churn in my gut came from knowing that I couldn't even conceive of a situation where I could or would stop drinking. Now I had a real secret to keep:I was an actual teenage alcoholic.This was not a game to me, what was at stake was the most important thing in my life: My drinking. If I couldn't keep this secret, I'd lose it and that simply couldn't happen. It was a huge secret to keep and I did. I was a pretty f*****g awesome spy.By my Junior year of high school I was a pretty ferocious everyday drinker and weed smoker. I also played basketball, had a part-time job after school at the local newspaper and was the state debate champion. I think my debate coach was the only person who knew I was drinking, and he had no inkling how much. He walked past the scene of a Beach Party I had staged in my room at the Cedar Rapids Marriott and came to my very hungover breakfast table the next morning expressing concern, but suggesting that he knew it had been the work of "older kids." That was another important piece of the puzzle for this budding spy: I realized that people really didn't want to believe I was an alcoholic or had a problem. That was very, very useful knowledge and helped me keep drinking for the next four decades.I managed a pretty successful career, raised a family, had what looked like a pretty idyllic life and no one really suspected anything until it all finally blew up in 2011. My alcoholism came as a complete surprise to everyone, that's how well disguised it was. Well, I knew it was coming. I had known since that night at Magoo's in 1981. I knew there would be a day of catastrophe, when everything finally got discovered—I just didn't know when that was going to be.I'm fascinated by the story of how the British and Americans ultimately broke the German and Soviet codes in World War II. I think about Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five, who reached the highest levels of British society and the intelligence establishment, all while spying for the Soviets. Philby, who had risen to head of Counter Intelligence at MI6, had to know the Americans were steadily decrypting all of the intercepted Soviet communications from the war and that there was inevitably going to be a day when he would finally and inexorably be exposed as traitor.Back when I was 17, I listened to the Beatles, a lot. I loved the medley on the B side of Abbey Road, but I used to think it was weird that the words that resonated with this 17-year-old were from “Golden Slumber”:Once there was a way to get back homewardOnce there was a way to get back homeBoy, you're gonna carry that weight,Carry that weight a long timeI didn't understand why those words always hit me so hard until I read about Kim Philby and the Cambridge Five, then I completely understood the feeling of being incrementally crushed, a little every day, by the knowledge of the impending catastrophic discovery. The other thing that really struck me was the story of how the British, aided by the ULTRA decrypts, intercepted almost all of the German spies sent during the war and then doubled them back to provide false intelligence to the Nazis. The British literally hired an army of writers to concoct the back stories and fake intelligence and managed to keep the Germans thinking they had an intact ring of spies for most of the war. I thought that was brilliant and took careful note.I started trying to get sober in 2010 and quickly realized that I wasn't interested in actually giving up drinking. It occurred to me that most of my problems came from people knowing that I was drinking. If I could just do a better job of hiding it, well, that would be way better than having to give it up. For the next 10 years, my life was a mix of actual attempts to get sober interspersed with fictional periods of sobriety. It was a horrifying, wilderness of mirrors way to live. I'm not sure I knew myself when I was trying and when I was pretending.I dated someone for 18 months and pretended to be sober the entire time. I drank almost every day and even though she lived only three blocks from my house and we saw each other nearly every day, well, she had no idea until the very end. When she broke up with me, she asked if I had been drunk on the night of our first date. The first date where I told her that I was a “recovering alcoholic” and had been sober for “ a while.” I fooled everyone, friends, wives, colleagues, bosses, my kids, everyone, and for a long, long time. That doesn't really generate any feelings of pride in my tradecraft.Like CIA agents working in Moscow, I needed to generate time in the “Black” to do my drinking. Since my drinking occupied several hours a day, every day, it became necessary to generate an entire fictional life to cover over the fact that my real life was mostly spent on a collection of carefully located and concealed bar stools. I told my girlfriend I was seeing friends, going to church, going to a meeting, going to a game, whatever lie was necessary to generate an hour or two when I could peacefully drink without fear of being discovered. I was exactly like the British writers conjuring up lives of actually-imprisoned spies.There's always a whiff of romance and intrigue and elegance in spy movies. But that is a fantasy. The actual life of a spy is small and dark and lonely and limned with fear. I lived that way for 40 years and did it in service to what I thought was my most important strategic interest—my drinking. That's not a pleasant realization.Kim Philby drank away the last years of his life in Moscow and though he had the Order of Lenin pinned to his jacket, I'll bet he also realized that he had given his entire life in the service of a monstrous lie. When my very elaborately-conceived deception operation finally collapsed, I realized the secret I had been protecting almost my entire life was the thing actually destroying it.“Spies Like Us” was a terrible movie and Dan Ackroyd and Chevy Chase were horrible at even acting like spies. I wish I'd been more like them. I wish I had been a shittier spy, a less accomplished liar, a little less skilled at sowing doubt and confusion. I wish I hadn't made people believe me so much. I wish I'd been hapless and bungling and hadn't been able to keep my stories straight. That would have saved a lot of people a lot of heartache. I look back on big chunks of my life and wonder whether it was really ever me or was all it just an operation? Was it all just a cover I was building? Those questions are sort of academic at this point. That water is well past the bridge.The adult version of me took complete responsibility for my decision to live life like a spy. The choice I thought I had made to conceal and protect what was most important to me: drinking. I've never really told that part of my story before and revisiting that young secret agent really stirred up a lot in me. I usually speak very matter of factly about the origin story of my alcoholism. If I qualify at a meeting, I typically just say that I started drinking at 15 or 16 and was a “white light drinker.” That's my pet phrase, Dr. Ruth Fox, who wrote an amazing book in 1955 titled simply, “Alcoholism: Its Scope, Cause and Treatment” describes someone like me as a “Primary Addict:”The primary addict, from his first introduction to beverage alcohol, uses it as an aid to adjust to his environment.Alcoholism, p. 142She goes on to describe me a little more thoroughly:The primary addict is one in whom the predisposing traits are so developed and so sharply marked that his first recourse to this socially approved narcotic is only a matter of time..In the case of the primary addict, the decisive symptom, loss of control, appears early in his drinking history. Thereafter, his own sense of self-esteem, depreciated to begin with, will take a merciless pounding…If he thought he was unworthy before, now he is given proof.Alcoholism, p. 143-44The process of recruiting agents, “assets,” usually involves identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities. It's not a very pretty or kind process and it often involves luring someone to cross a line they may not have even known was even there. That's pretty much how alcohol worked on me. Once that line is crossed and the subject realizes they are now complicit, how much they now have to lose, well, that's when the trap closes and no one has too much of a choice after that. “Choice” is the funny word. People often like to describe addicts and alcoholics as people who make “bad choices.” For sure we do, lots and lots of them. I am coming to see those “choices” as symptoms of my addiction, not the cause of it.Sure, I made that choice to drink that first drink, take that first hit of weed way back in 1977 or 1978. I had no real idea back then, that “choice” meant enlisting in a lifetime of deception in service of a terrible secret. I only knew that from the time I first started drinking, it was something that was “necessary” for me, not something I did for fun. Drinking for me was kind of how I imagined eating without taste buds would be. It's something I had to have. I was convinced I couldn't navigate the world without it.The Big Book talks about alcoholics reaching the point of no return, for me, that happened frighteningly early. I had no idea where I was headed or how long I would struggle. I had no idea there was even a line to be crossed. The horrible thing is that I think, even if someone blessed with foreknowledge of all of the pain and struggle and heartbreak that was waiting in front of me had been siting in that awful black vinyl booth with me at Magoo's that night back in 1981, I'm pretty sure I would have still ordered that third drink. I see now that I never had a choice. I did what I thought was necessary and once I crossed that invisible line, well, it became an imperative. Already weighed down with the crushing shame and fear of being an alcoholic, that 17 year-old didn't make a choice, didn't really have a choice. He just knew he had to keep the secret.It turns out the secret wasn't so terrible and wasn't much of a secret by the end. What was terrible, was living that way for 40 years. It's heartbreaking to look back. The sadness is for someone who took on the burden of an overwhelming secret way too early. Keeping that secret for so long cost him a lot and was a very, very lonely business. I know him pretty well, he never meant to hurt anyone, and that's still the hardest thing he carries around. He just knew he didn't fit in the world as is and he did the best he could. I have a ton of respect for him; he took on that pretty heavy burden and carried it for a long, long time. He was resourceful, never quit and was so brave. And despite it all, all of the failures to come, the losses, the relapses, everything, I realize now he never gave up believing there was a way back home.In real life, espionage is a capital crime That's why, in the real world, being discovered as a spy is typically a pretty unfortunate thing. Me finally being discovered as a spy? I think the end of my career as a spy is probably when my life actually began again.Thanks for Letting Me Share This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit thanksforlettingmeshare.substack.com

The Unstarving Musician
Choosing A Platform For Your Musician Website (Ep 242)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 23:27


To help you choose a platform for your musician website, I offer this shortlist of my preferred platforms. This list includes WordPress (.org and .com), Bandzoogle, Wix and Squarespace. Each of these platforms features a content management system (CMS) that makes building a musician website easier than ever. There are a few other popular options, so you're by no means limited to my shortlist. Choosing a website platform should start with knowing your goals, so consider writing them down. You probably want to have a blog section, photo gallery, store for selling merch, contact page, an email signup form, music section and an electronic press kit (EPK). With this in mind, your goals may be to promote your brand, grow your email list, sell your music and merch, up your professional image and/or to promote upcoming performances. This is the stuff you want to think about before you begin setting up your website. Important considerations Ease of use You definitely want site visitors to easily find what they're looking for, whether it's your latest music or upcoming performances. Your site should be both easy to build and easy to use. The platforms discussed in this episode excel in these areas. As the site designer, you'll need to consider how much time you want to invest in learning how to customize your musician website. So ease of use applies to both you (the site designer) and your visitors. Pricing Most musicians I know are on a budget. Even if you're rocking it, so to speak, you surely have a budget of some sort. All the mentioned featured in this episode are affordable, some a bit more than others. Design & features Whichever platform you choose, make sure it supports your goals. Support There will come a time when you need help, either because you're learning or because something has gone wrong. Choose a platform that's known for quality customer support. Ownership & portability You may choose a platform and then one day decide you want to switch to another. Maybe you initially chose Wordpress, because you were attracted to the idea of learning the world of website design therein. But then maybe you realize you bit of more than you can chew and now you want to switch to a platform that requires less time to learn. There are several reasons that might warrant switching platforms, therefore it's important to make sure that you can and that you can do so without restrictions. Check the terms that dictate taking your website content elsewhere. The pros and cons Wordpress (Wordpress.org) Wordpress is considered by many to be the best website builder software to start a website without hiring a developer or coding from scratch. It's considered to be a self-hosted option and you can choose from a plethora of website hosts. It's a free open source website builder that gives you full ownership of your website without any third-party control, and it gives you maximum privacy.  Pros  Gives you complete control on every aspect of your website and online presence.  It can be used to build any kind of website.  There are thousands of high quality pre-made WordPress themes (templates) that you can use for your website's design. Provides drag-and-drop page builder options, which allow you to easily create your own custom website (no coding needed). Gives you access to more than 59,000 free WordPress plugins. Plugins are like apps for WordPress that let you add additional features and functionality to your website such as a shopping cart, contact forms, Google Analytics, photo gallery, social media tools, live chat, etc. Plugins make it easy for you to integrate your website with popular business tools, so you can automate and streamline various recurring operations. Website builder is fully translated in over 75+ languages, and it allows you easily create multilingual websites. Comes with robust SEO tools that search engines love, which ensures your website will do better with rankings in search engines.  Cons You will have to manage your own website, which means you will need to familiarize yourself with a new system, although this can be automated. This learning curve is easily overcome by most users, but it can feel a bit difficult in the beginning. You will also have to keep up with WordPress updates, plugin updates, and create website backups. This too can be automated by your WordPress hosting provider. Bandzoogle Built by musicians, for musicians, there are no coding skills required here. Bandzoogle has drag and drop visual editor for customizing layouts, editing and rearrange your website content on the fly. Add images, text, and other features to your page in one or two clicks.  Easy template switching Change website templates at any time without affecting content, and save your custom designs for later. Bandzoogle and other platforms of its kind have taken the approach of limiting options, which can be a good thing in that it can keep you from getting overwhelmed. This can also keep you from mucking up your site. But wait… there's more. EPK preset layouts Easily create a professional electronic press kit to share with media and industry. Connects with musician services you already use to make building and managing your website easier. Features selling tools made to help you earn more revenue as an artist. These tools enable you to sell music, merch, tickets, subscriptions and crowdfunding directly to fans, commission free. Bandzoogle has built in promotional and marketing features for email, SEO and socials. Pros Performance and Speed Bandzoogle has a cloud infrastructure and is built to provide high performance for heavy design websites. It has the ability to quickly render video and graphics.  E-Commerce ready The basic plan supports most of the rudimentary features required for a music website. All the plans have support for e-commerce.  Built-in mailing list Supports a mailing list for up to 100 fan subscribers with the basic plan. You can quickly connect with your fans using their mailing list feature.  I'm not crazy about mailing list features that are built-in. They are convenient, but more advanced email marketers will want to include a service such as my favorite ConvertKit or something like MailChimp. But if you want to keep it simple, this built-in feature is fine.  Press kits and more Each plan supports Electronic press kits and has SSL security. The more advanced plan has loads of additional features. Advanced features Some of the features included are video headers, inventory tracking, sound scan reporting, album pre-orders and many more.  Trial period Every plan comes with a 30-day free trial.  Insights Provides a lot of data insights with effective reporting which can render interactive data analysis. The system also provides location targeting, with which you can target fans in specific locations with customized email. Cons Add-ons Custom email inboxes are not part of the plans. Email hosting has a separate pricing of $14.95/year. None of the plans support multi websites. Multi-site has a separate pricing for which you need to get in touch with their account specialist. Not as flexible for design due to a small (ish) number of template options. Wix (just the cons) Mobile loading speeds Although they've made huge strides in improving loading speeds (something that hasn't gone unnoticed by Google), mobile speeds still need a bit of work as of this episode. Many of their templates rely on graphics and media to look good, hence there's sometimes a compromise between aesthetics and performance. Templates can't be changed easily Once you have chosen your initial Wix template, you can't switch to a completely new one. While you can certainly change the design within the template, it's not possible to pick an entirely new one. Squarespace (just the cons) No phone support Upgrading from Squarespace version 7.0 to 7.1 requires a site rebuild. This will surely be resolved with future version updates. No free plan available Wordpress.com (just the cons) You are NOT allowed to sell ads on your website. High traffic sites can apply for their advertising program called WordAds, which requires a revenue share with Wordpress.com. Premium and Business plan users can use WordAds right away. You cannot upload plugins. Business plan users can install from a selection of compatible plugins ($300 / year). WordPress.com VIP program lets you install plugins, but starts at $5000 per month. You cannot upload custom themes. Free plan users can only install from the limited free themes collection. Premium and business plan users can also select premium themes. There are limited customization options with the free version. Premium and Business plan users can use custom CSS. You are restricted to their stats. You cannot add Google Analytics or install any other powerful tracking platform. Business plan users can install Google Analytics. You cannot build membership websites on WordPress.com. I hope you find this episode helpful in choosing the right platform for your musician website. Last, but not lease, shout out to these site for providing most of the information used in this episode. WP Beginner – How to Choose the Best Website Builder Bandzoogle – Features & design  HostingPill – Hosting Reviews (Bandzoogle) ToolTester – Pros and Cons of the Wix Website Builder Forbes.com – Squarespace review Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes Mo Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove The Roots Day of the Dead in Mexico Wordpress.org Bandzoogle.com Wix.com Squarespace.com Wordpress.com Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237) Free vs Paid Hosting For Musician Websites (Ep 239) Choosing A Domain For Your Musician Website (Ep 241) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Liner Notes with David Bixler
LINER NOTES with David Bixler featuring Luciana Souza and Dafnis Prieto

Liner Notes with David Bixler

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 42:31


After the GRAMMY winning album, Back to the Sunset, and his pandemic sextet project, Transparency, drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto was in search of something new. This journey brought him back to his roots and he again began to compose songs with lyrics as he did in his youth. Collaborating with  Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza he has created his latest project, Cantar. I am joined in this episode with both Luciana and Dafnis as they talk about the genesis and future of this unique project.

Call Out Culture
Live from the Liner Notes: Don't Wait For Me to Leave Feat. Zilla Rocca and Andrew

Call Out Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 106:51


This week we are joined by Andrew and Zilla to discuss their new project Don't Wait For Me. You can find Don't Wait For Me to Leave here: https://threedollarpistol.com/album/dont-wait-for-me-to-leave For early access to episodes and exclusive content please be sure to support our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/calloutculture/support

The Unstarving Musician
Choosing A Domain For Your Musician Website (Ep 241)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 19:38


The task of choosing a domain for your musician website is an important one. Shout out to Dreamhost for this great blog post, which was used as the information primary source for this episode.  See the latest deals from Dreamhost to save now and support the Unstarving Musician in the process. Choosing a Top Level Domain Extension Choose top level domain (TLD) extension carefully. Among all the TLDs, .com is a popular choice and often seen as the gold standard. However, it's not the end of the world if .com is taken. There are other increasingly common ones to choose from, such as .band and .hiphop. Incorporate Targeted Keywords Search engines like Google use your domain name to understand what your site is about and to help determine search rankings. Therefore, it's essential to include keywords if and where possible. Google keyword planner is a great tool for this step. Make Sure Your Domain is Easy to Pronounce and Spell You want your domain name to be original and memorable, but be mindful that novelty isn't always a good thing. If you modify the spelling of a common word just to get a .com extension (or simply to be cute), you will very easily confuse your audience. An example of this would be DogTrainer.com is taken, so you choose Doggtrainer.com (using double “g”).  People can easily miss the double "g" and end up on the non-related site. The double lettter is easy to miss, but not so easy for people to remember the double “g.” While word-of-mouth advertising is powerful, it only works when people can actually pronounce your domain. This also makes the name easier to remember, increasing the odds that people will visit and pass the site along to their networks. Examples: Some domain names that are not as easy to spell are eidos.com, submit-me.net, and hisel.com. In particular, hyphenated domain names are often problematic. The natural tendency is to pronounce the name as if it were not hyphenated. Avoid Hyphens and Doubled Letters Using hyphens may seem like a creative way to get the domain name you want, but they're tough to express verbally (imagine yourself saying “dash” or “hyphen” out loud). They also make the domain more difficult to type. This can create a poor User Experience (UX) from the start, leaving a user frustrated. Even worse, they may give up entirely and end up on someone else's website. While there are exceptions, when you're brainstorming domain name ideas, it's best to avoid anything that isn't a letter. This includes replacing letters with numbers, which make the name a lot easier for people to mistype. The same goes for doubled letters (as just mentioned in the Dogg example)– it's asking for typos. Doubled letters are hard to read and even harder to type correctly. If mistakes happen often enough, you may end up with someone typo-squatting and stealing your traffic.  Keep Your Domain Name Short There are several reasons short domains work better. First, they're easier to remember and faster to type. Therefore, they are more likely to support a positive UX. This is especially important as more and more people are browsing the internet on mobile devices. A short domain name means fewer opportunities for mobile users to get blindsided by autocorrect. Stay Unique and On Brand A unique domain name can help your website stand out and potentially help you avoid legal trouble. It can also contribute to your marketing efforts. In fact, if your site represents a larger brand, you would be wise to consider your domain name as you're creating the brand name itself. Pick a Domain Name That's Flexible Your domain name is one area where you don't want to put yourself into a box. While you should be specific enough to attract an audience, you don't want to be so precise that there's no room for your website to grow. For example, “shutter.photography” might be perfect for a photography blog. However, if you decide to write about other art forms in the future, you'll be stuck with an inaccurate domain name. Use a Domain Name Generator Chances are you've brainstormed a list of potential domain names by now. You may have even thought of the ideal one. However, sometimes your perfect domain name might not be available. Once again, there's no need to panic. You can always get creative and slightly modify your domain. If you're having trouble finding inspiration, you can use a domain name generator like Domain Wheel. Check the Domain History You might have your sights set on a completely fresh domain name. However, there's also a possibility that the domain you'd like to purchase had a previous owner. It's best to investigate the domain's history as this could affect your site's search engine rankings. There are a few tools you can use to check on past owners, such as Wayback Machine and Whoxy. This can be very useful information. For instance, you wouldn't want to buy a domain name that was previously running an unethical business, as it might hurt your reputation. Research Social Media Handles If you have plans to engage with your visitors or customers, chances are you'll want to create social media accounts that are linked to your domain name and website. Therefore, it's wise to check your preferred social media sites to see if your domain name is available in handle form. Alternatively, you can check to see if a variation of your domain name is available. If you're not planning to use too many different social media networks, you can easily do this manually. However, if you want a bit of help, Namecheckr.com is a great way to see all available social media handles at a glance. This handy tool can provide you with useful information about trademarks. It can also help you manage dozens of social media accounts. Don't Miss Out on a Deal The reality is that no matter how big or small your business is, you likely have a budget. What's more, if you're launching a small business or you're self-employed, it's probably pretty tight. Domain prices can vary depending on how popular an option is perceived to be. In most cases, your chosen domain will qualify for a low introductory price. In other cases, your desired domain could be considered “Premium” and go for hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. If you think you've stumbled across a “premium” domain at a deep discount, don't hesitate to act! Protect Your Brand with Multiple Domains Even if you manage to snag a coveted .com address, you might consider purchasing other TLD variations and setting up redirects. You can even go a step further and buy common misspellings of your domain name — that way, you're not missing out on traffic lost due to “user error.” You can apply this strategy to social media as well. Even if you don't think you'll use Twitter, you might want to grab a decent handle if one is available. That way, you'll be ready if you ever decide to tweet, and you'll prevent anyone else from taking that username. Conclusion It's easy to overlook some of the steps involved in choosing a domain name for your musician website, but it's definitely a task worthy of careful planning. The process may seem cumbersome, but I'm here to help you. If you have doubts or questions, feel free to ping me via email or social media. Good luck choosing your musician website domain name! Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes. Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. Mentions and Related Episodes How to Choose the Right Domain Name (blog post by Dreamhost See the latest deals from Dreamhost Google keyword planner Typo squatting Domain Wheel domain name generator Wayback Machine  Whoxy NameCheckr.com  New Gods Part 2, by Robonzo & Peter Rand (music video) Subscribe to Robonzo's artist YouTube channel    Free vs Paid Hosting For Musician Websites (Ep 239)  Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237) New Gods Part 2 Co-Writer Peter Rand (Ep 205) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music Dreamhost – See the latest deals from Dreamhost, save money and support the UM in the process. More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

They Reminisce Over You
B-Side: Lisa Stansfield

They Reminisce Over You

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 9:37


On this B-Side episode we're discussing Lisa Stansfield's 1989 hit "All Around the World." We break down the lyrics and talk about what's REALLY going on in the song. We also talk about how the song gets taken to another level when the legendary Barry White adds his touch to the remix. Head over to troypodcast.com for links to some of the things that we referenced in this episode. Also, follow us on the 'gram & the bird, @TROYPodcast for updates!We've started a monthly newsletter called "Liner Notes." It's a recap of stuff that we like and think that you will too! We'll be sharing what we're watching, what we're listening to, throwback YouTube videos, updates on our upcoming projects, random things you may have missed on the internets, stuff like that. Go to troypodcast.com/newsletter to sign up now if you like fun.If you enjoy the content that we're making and you're looking for ways to support our independent podcast, please leave us a 5 star rating or review while you're here. You can also drop a few coins in our tip jar here: https://ko-fi.com/troypodcast if you're feeling generous. Spreading the word about the show to your friends and family helps too. But however you choose to support, know that it is greatly appreciated as always. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

The Unstarving Musician
The Best Music Career Momentum Builder Is Also The Hardest Thing To Do – Jann Klose (Ep 240)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 41:27


Jann Klose says that performing is the best music career momentum builder. He also says performing at this level is the hardest thing to do. Jann is an award-winning singer-songwriter, who has released six albums and two EPs. He was raised in Kenya, South Africa, Germany and the United States. His newest singles, Sugar My, Love You the Most and Pilot Light, have accumulated over five million streams across all platforms. Love You the Most is part of the soundtrack to the Amazon film Married Young and broke Top 40 radio in the United States, peaking at #49. Jann is an ambassador for Desmond Tutu's TutuDesk campaign and Brick by Brick Uganda. He is the singing voice of Tim Buckley in the movie Greetings from Tim Buckley (Universal). His songs have been heard on the Grammy® nominated Healthy Food For Thought compilation, MTV Cribs and the movies Dead Broke (Warner Bros) featuring Paul Sorvino and One Little Finger alongside Quincy Jones, Siedah Garrett and Julian Lennon. He has performed as an actor and singer in touring companies of Broadway musicals, including Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll and Hyde, and The Who's Tommy, as well as made for TV movies, voice overs and commercials. In 2020, Jann launched his podcast, Making Sound with Jann Klose. Recent episodes have featured industry legends like Annie Haslam of Renaissance, Frank Bello of Anthrax and Simon Kirke of Bad Company. Jann tours year round in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, and has opened for and collaborated with a wide range of artists including Pat Benatar, John Oates of Hall and Oates, Suzanne Vega, Rosanne Cash, Paula Cole among many others. In this conversation we talk about the influences of his youth, his singles Sugar My and The Kite, building a following in the U.S. and abroad, thoughts on maintaining music career momentum, the value of inspiring others, his Making Sound Podcast and more. You can learn more about Jann at JannKlose.com. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode of the was powered by Liner Notes. Learn from the hundreds of musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician on topics such as marketing, songwriting, touring, sync licensing and much more. Sign up for Liner Notes.  Liner Notes is an email newsletter from yours truly, in which I share some of the best knowledge gems garnered from the many conversations featured on the Unstarving Musician. You'll also be privy to the latest podcast episodes and Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Mentioned in this Episode JannKlose.com Making Sound podcast SongKick  Bandsintown TuTu Desk  Brick by Brick Uganda  Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

Richard Skipper Celebrates
Richard Skipper Celebrates NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING w/Celia Berk 10/12/22

Richard Skipper Celebrates

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 63:00


For Video Edition, Please Click Here and Subscribe: https://youtu.be/2Rtzh2Fo-Bg Fall 2022 marks the release of her widely anticipated third album, NOW THAT I HAVE EVERYTHING. Arranger/pianist Tedd Firth brings a Nat King Cole Trio feel to the recording, which explores the ways we try – successfully and unsuccessfully – to connect our heart to someone else's. In his Liner Notes, author and journalist Will Friedwald writes, “Celia Berk makes us realize, in a way few singers can, that love is, in fact, never ever the same.” Co-Produced by Tony and Grammy Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer, it features the kinds of hidden gems by great songwriters that are Celia's trademark. Many of those songs were featured in COMES LOVE, a 2019 show Celia created with pianist Sean Gough. Also in 2022, Celia debuted her new cabaret show, ON MY WAY TO YOU: Improbable Stories That Inspired An Unlikely Path, directed by Mark Nadler with music direction by Tedd Firth. Marilyn Lester of Theater Pizzazz called it “An enchanting show, executed with abundant smarts, humor and grace, and terrific choices of music known and unknown.” Celia's album MANHATTAN SERENADE received the 2017 LaMott Friedman Award. It was arranged and conducted by Alex Rybeck and co-produced by Scott Lehrer, the team behind her debut album YOU CAN'T RUSH SPRING. Lyricist David Zippel (whose “The Broadway Song” written with Cy Coleman received its first commercial recording) wrote in the album notes, “A tribute to her hometown, this collection is anything but renditions of the obvious New York songs. MANHATTAN SERENADE is curated: a connoisseur's compilation of one exquisite, undiscovered musical gem after another.” 

The Unstarving Musician
Free vs Paid Hosting For Musician Websites (Ep 239)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 11:39


Should you go with free vs. paid hosting for your musician website, and what's the difference? The second in a multi-part series on musician websites.  Hear the first in the series here: Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237)  There's not much upside in free website hosting for your musician website. As the saying goes, nothing in life is free, you always pay in the end. This is certainly true for free website hosting. Let's go down the list of drawbacks. But first, a quick shout out to Quora contributor Harry-Jones-740 who provided source and reference matter for this episode. Ads  Ads are a huge drawback with free web hosting plans. Hosting companies spends money on the resources and the technology required for hosting. Since they don't recoup that money in fees from free hosting plans, they use ads to generate revenue. You get nothing from this ad generated revenue. I understand and appreciate this business model, but these ads aren't likely to align with your brand and image. Shared branding   Many free website providers use your website as a way to promote their brand, which could mean including their logo somewhere on your website. They're also likely to include their name in your URL, meaning that your website address will look something like youraddress.theiraddress.com. This type of website URL won't be memorable to your site visitors, nor will it help your brand or discoverability. If they can't remember your site URL, site visitors are unlikely to ever return to your website. Lack of customer support If the free website hosting company isn't getting any revenue from you, they're unlikely to provide quality support. Chances are in fact about 0% that you'll receive quality support with a free website plan. But if they do provide support, it will be minimal and won't involve access to real people. Limited pages and features You'll need to provide a considerable amount of good content to create a quality musician website. Free web hosting plans typically limit the number of pages per website, which can be a hindrance to your site content and design. Additional features typically required paid upgrades. What's free about that? Limited bandwidth Free website hosting also typically often comes with a big limit on bandwidth. That means your site will likely be slow to load, which will be a turnoff to your site visitors. No backups This is really bad. Continuity and uptime depend on backups. Say you accidentally break your website or that it's broken by malware. A backup may be your only chance of restoring the website. Otherwise you could find your self rebuilding from scratch after several hours or days of downtime. Free websites sites always use shared servers This means your website is sharing a server with several others, which can create security and/or performance issues. If another website on your shared server introduces malware, guess what? Your site is at risk of suffering.  Shared servers aren't all bad, but having the option to be on a private server or a VPS (virtual private server) is a definite plus for security and performance (i.e. faster loading web pages). In summary Free hosting exists so that companies can promote their brand and generate revenue with content created by you. If you want to promote your music business and brand seriously, you should stay away from free web hosting. Although I recommend you simply wait until you can go the paid route, there are paths to go from free to paid hosting. So if I haven't convinced to start with a paid website hosting plan, it would behoove you to go with a reputable host, like Wix or Wordpress.com (the for-profit implementation of the open-source software found at WordPress.org). Having a website is part of the long game that is the business of your music. Don't be discouraged if you're not getting thousands of visitors per day in the first 2 months. It's unlikely to happen. There is a lot to creating a great website and building strong visitor traffic, a topic for another episode in this series. Shout out to Quora.com user Harry-Jones-740 who provided the source and reference matter for this episode.  Thanks for tuning in! Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode is powered by Liner Notes If you'd like to learn with I'm learning from the musicians and industry pros I've spoken with for the Unstarving Musician (there have been over 200), sign up for Liner Notes. It's an email newsletter from yours truly (Robonzo, host of the Unstarving Musician), in which I share some of the best knowledge gems I've garnered from my conversations I've had with music artists and music industry professionals. You'll also find out about upcoming podcast episodes, as well as occasional Liner Notes subscriber exclusives. Sign up at UnstarvingMusician.com. It's free and you can unsubscribe at anytime. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Mentioned in this Episode Quora contributor Harry-Jones-740  Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237) New Gods Part 2 by Robonzo (music video)  Alan Cross has seen the future of music and says it's all about ‘Web3' and the metaverse Lucky Beats Good Sometimes – Chris Raspante Rewind (Ep 235) Guitarist and Studio Engineer In Demand–Chris Raspante (Ep 186) A Musician with Over 800 Tracks on Kompoz–Peter Rand (Ep 177) New Gods Part 2 Co-Writer Peter Rand (Ep 205) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity
SONIC SOUNDOFF - LISTENER'S LOUNGE - OCTOBER 2022

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 29:11


The Liner Notes Podcast with Crimson Calamity. Audiocapsules: Deep-dive interviews, reviews, and live tunes from your new favorite artists. We used to read the liner notes. Now? We Listen. Drink of the week: Trader Joe's Red Block Pinot Noir Episode 11A - LISTENER'S LOUNGE OCTOBER 2022SONIC SOUNDOFF Welcome to the Liner Notes' Listening Lounge. (You can also join our Sonic Sanctuary on Facebook.) Our fans weigh in, make suggestions and ask questions. It's always a good hang. If you have a question, suggestion, or recommendation PLEASE reach out to us at linernotespodinfo@gmail.com. ICYMI be sure to stream our EP  WildCard Drop us a line on socials and let us know what you think. Stay tuned, see you next week, thanks for listening! ______________________________________________________________________Subscribe to this podcast AND our mailing list for a free download of our song Fool's Gold - we're a band too! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter - we wanna be friends with y'all! 

Louisiana Considered Podcast
Crescent City Chamber Music Festival kicks off 7th anniversary with 7 free concerts

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 24:29


Some of the most sought-after musicians in the world are heading to New Orleans as The Crescent City Chamber Musical Festival kicks off its 7th Anniversary with 7 free public concerts. Founding artistic director, violist and New Orleans native, Luke Fleming, tells us how this concert series plans to take the perceived “stuffiness” out of classical music for performances that anyone can enjoy.  In partnership with America Amplified, we are excited to bring you the fourth episode of Liner Notes, where local musicians walk us through their songwriting process. Louisiana Considered's Alana Schreiber sat down with Eva LoVullo, a New Orleans-based singer/songwriter, and Katie Martucci, producer and violinist. They share the inspiration and musical journey of one of Eva's latest releases, Midnight Snack.  Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Liner Notes with David Bixler
LINER NOTES with David Bixler featuring Ethan Philion

Liner Notes with David Bixler

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 27:11


Chicago based bassist and band leader Ethan Philion pays tribute to the iconic Charles Mingus with his new recording Meditations on Mingus on Sunnyside Records. In this episode of LINER NOTES Ethan discusses the care with which he approached the musical canon of the iconic Mingus while simultaneously endeavoring to highlight the social justice themes of the music which are as relevant today as they were fifty years ago when the music was composed. 

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity

The Liner Notes Podcast with Crimson Calamity. Audiocapsules: Deep-dive interviews, reviews, and live tunes from your new favorite artists. We used to read the liner notes. Now? We Listen. SEASON 2: Episode 11 - September 27th, 2022 This week we chat with our new gal pal Ali Angel from the City of Angels! She a badass and you'll all LOVE her voice! Drink of the week: High Noon Tequila CocktailSubscribe to this podcast AND our mailing list for a free download of our song Fool's Gold - we're a band too! Our new EP WildCard is out now!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter - we wanna be friends with y'all! 

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity
SONIC SOUNDOFF - AMERICANAFEST 2022 RECAP

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 36:56


The Liner Notes Podcast with Crimson Calamity. Audiocapsules: Deep-dive interviews, reviews, and live tunes from your new favorite artists. We used to read the liner notes. Now? We Listen. Episode 10A -  AMERICANAFEST 2022 RECAPLauren and Mallory do a musical post mortem on Nashville's Best Festival of the year: AmericanafestArtists are tagged and stay tuned for a special Liner Notes' Playlist of the Artists we saw and enjoyed this year! Drink of the week: Water. lol. We rolled hard and need recovery Subscribe to this podcast AND our mailing list for a free download of our song Fool's Gold - we're a band too! Our EP WildCard is out now!Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter - we wanna be friends with y'all! 

The Unstarving Musician
Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery – Ryan Dusick (Ep 238)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 36:00


My guest for this episode is Ryan Dusick. Ryan is the founding drummer of Maroon 5, an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, and author of Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery (out November 2022). In 1994, Ryan Dusick joined friends Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Mickey Madden to form the band Kara's Flowers. They released the album The Fourth World in '97. Following the termination of their record deal, the band went on hiatus and everyone went their separate ways.  In 2001, Dusick reunited with Levine, Madden and Carmichael. They were joined by former Square guitarist James Valentine. The group changed their name to Maroon 5 and set to work writing new songs for what would become the award winning album Songs About Jane.  The band scored several hit singles, was named Best New Artist at the 47th Grammy Awards and in 2006 won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, with Vocal for the live version of This Love.  Ryan is now releasing an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at his journey from the highs of international superstardom to the depths of addiction, anxiety, chronic injury, and depression. His book Harder to Breathe chronicles Ryan's remarkable recovery and his transition from the music industry to professional counseling where he's helped hundreds of clients overcome mental and physical health challenges. He is indeed a true success story and wholly dedicated to sharing the message that recovery is not only achievable but that life after addiction can yield incredible results. I so enjoyed speaking with him about his music journey and renewed outlook on life. You can find Ryan on Instagram @ryan_michael_dusick. Please enjoy! This episode is brought to you by the Morning Tempo podcast, a podcast on which yours truly attempts to explore the intersection between busines and creativity. This month's featured "Best Of" episode is a conversation with me and author Angie K. Love. Hear this and other Morning Tempo episodes on Apple Podcasts. Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Mentioned in this Episode Ben Bella Books Harder to Breathe: A Memoir of Making Maroon 5, Losing It All, and Finding Recovery by Ryan Dusick Kara's Flowers New Gods Part 2 by Robonzo (music video) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube

The Unstarving Musician
Why Do I Need A Musician Website? (Ep 237)

The Unstarving Musician

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 14:46


The title of this episode is Why do I need a musician website? This is a question I hear in my head anytime I encounter musicians who don't have a website. These same musicians and bands typically use social media as their only means of online presence and marketing. Sometimes they have an email list, other times not. The topics covering the reasons you need a website, actually applies to any business or entrepreneurial venture. They also apply to just about any thematic idea or concept that you share exclusively on social media. More on that momentarily. As a side note, I'll use the words 'musician' and 'band' interchangeably, as this applies to both. I'd like to acknowledge Bandzoogle and their blog article 10 reasons why you need a website. This well written article covers all of the important points I share in this episode. A music website tells industry professionals that you take your music seriously. These industry professionals include venues, PR agencies, labels, talent buyers, media outlets, and fans. Your music website is also a space that you own and control, unlike social media platforms where you (we) are the product. Have you ever heard stories about people running a business or community exclusively on a popular social media platform, only to have the whole thing dismantled by algorithm changes? I have. I've sadly heard more than one of these stories. You own the experience with a musician or band website, because you create and completely control the content therin. Everything about you is in one place, which makes it easy for industry pros and fans to help promote your music. Your website also helps music pros and supporters understand who you are as a musician.   A website enables you to create a unique brand that will showcase your vibe and personality, and it's significantly more permanent than anything you can possibly do on social media. As I recorded this episode, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are great platforms to promote your band and your music, but they are all subject you to changes in algorithms and even buy-outs that can have a devastating impact on your music endeavors. Owning a musician website means that you aren't at the mercy of paid posts or low organic reach. You can direct anybody to your website at any time. Remmeber–not everyone uses social media, but will be able to see and interact with your website.  A website can be designed in any way you can imagine. This means you can show your band's unique personality, without the confines of a feed or a restricted number of characters. A musician website can be based on your latest album artwork, or set to a visual tone that reflects the vibe of your  music. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. And you can get as personal as you would on social media with blog posts, photos and exclusive offers. Compelling content that shows off your music is the reason fans will keep returning. You can also use your website to sell music and merch (merchandise) directly to fans. As you begin to build or grow your fanbase, you can and should include merch and music to your website. I recommendn that you also include an EPK (electronic press kit) on your website.  Count on booking agents and promoters will check out your website before booking you for a show. Use this to your advantage by showcasing your best work and including your most recent music and videos in an EPK on your website. You can also use an EPK to garner press for an upcoming release or for radio station outreach. A musician website is great for organic SEO (search engine optimization). You can do a number of things that will make your website search friendly, and much of this is what I consider low-hanging fruit. That's the easy stuff that just about anyone can do, such as adding text that mentions your artist/band name and your latest music, and choosing a custom domain based on your band name. Google and other popular search engines will match your band keywords (album titles, tracks, band members, etc) to your website, which makes your site search friendly. Having your music website come up in top search results gives it more authority than a social media account. A musician website is also one of the best vehicles for building your email list, and reaching fans by email is still one of the best ways to create direct-to-fan connections. You can offer a free track download in exchange for an email address to build momentum with your list. Keeping in touch regularly by email is also an excellent way to promote upcoming releases, tour dates, crowdfunding campaigns, new videos and more. A website allows you to gain insight into fan data. Go as deep as your heart desires with website metrics, so that you can tailor your marketing efforts. There are third party tools abound for this. You truly do have complete control with a website, where the exact opposite is true with social media. Your website is your very own online hub for posting and curating content. Create a website that personifies your sound and speaks to your audience. You can also use your website to create real relationships with your fans and take them along the journey as you release your next single single, showcase your next music video, or announce upcoming performances and tours.  If you're serious about your music, you'll want to invest in a website. It truly can be a one-stop shop on the web for your music, bio, merch, press kit and more. A website will boost your professionalism with music industry pros and fans, all within your own unique design.  Support the Unstarving Musician The Unstarving Musician exists solely through the generosity of its listeners, readers, and viewers. Learn how you can offer your support. This episode was powered by Music Marketing Method, a program for independent musicians looking to grow their music career. Music Marketing Method was created by my good friend Lynz Crichton. I'm in the program and I'm learning tons! I'm growing my fan base and learning about many ways that I'll be earning money in the new year. It's also helping me grow this podcast. How cool is that? To lean more and find out if Music Marketing Method can help your music career, visit UnstarvingMusician.com/MusicMarketing. Mentioned in this Episode 10 reasons why you need a music website (Bandzoogle article) New Gods Part 2 (new video by Robonzo) Rick Beato on the Theory of Popular Music S.G. Goodman WTF podcast episode w/S.G. Goodman Dark Waters Related Episodes Lucky Beats Good Sometimes – Chris Raspante Rewind (Ep 235) Guitarist and Studio Engineer In Demand–Chris Raspante (Ep 186) A Musician with Over 800 Tracks on Kompoz–Peter Rand (Ep 177) New Gods Part 2 Co-Writer Peter Rand (Ep 205) Resources The Unstarving Musician's Guide to Getting Paid Gigs, by Robonzo Music Marketing Method – The program that helps musicians find fans, grow an audience and make consistent income Podcast Startup – The podcast learning platform for creative voices Bandzoogle – The all-in-one platform that makes it easy to build a beautiful website for your music More Resources for musicians Pardon the Interruption (Disclosure)  Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means I make a small commission, at no extra charge to you, if you purchase using those links. Thanks for your support! Visit UnstarvingMusician.com to sign up for Liner Notes to learn what I'm learning from the best indie musicians and music industry professionals. Stay in touch! @RobonzoDrummer on Twitter  and  Instagram @UnstarvingMusician on Facebook  and  YouTube Robonzo (Roberto R Hernandez)

Louisiana Considered Podcast
As the 2022 midterms near, here are the Louisiana elections to follow

Louisiana Considered Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 24:30


New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently been faced with recall attempts. Now, she's fighting back. The Advocate's Editorial Director and columnist Stephanie Grace tells us what might happen next, and clues us in to what elections to watch as campaigns heat up after Labor Day.  The Biden administration pledged billions of dollars to address environmental injustice, and many living in the Mississippi River basin stand to benefit – particularly low-income and minority communities who face the brunt of air and water pollution. WWNO's coastal reporter Halle Parker tells us why advocates are still skeptical that the money will end up in the hands of those who need it most.  WWNO and WRKF have partnered with America Amplified to bring you Liner Notes, our segment where we talk to Louisiana bands and dissect one of their original songs. In today's episode, Louisiana Considered's Alana Schreiber is joined by Jeanne Preston and Rex Marshall of the New Orleans dream pop group, Whisper Party. They tell us how a quote from the Radiolab podcast inspired their latest release, “Colored Image of the Sun.” Today's episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Patrick Madden. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.  You can listen to Louisiana Considered Monday through Friday at 12:00 and 7:30 pm. It's available on Spotify, Google Play, and wherever you get your podcasts.  Louisiana Considered wants to hear from you! Please fill out our pitch line to let us know what kinds of story ideas you have for our show. And while you're at it, fill out our listener survey! We want to keep bringing you the kinds of conversations you'd like to listen to. Louisiana Considered is made possible with support from our listeners. Thank you!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Liner Notes with David Bixler
LINER NOTES with David Bixler featuring David Binney

Liner Notes with David Bixler

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 33:14


It was about five years ago that saxophonist David Binney relocated to California after establishing himself as a fixture on the NYC jazz scene. In this episode of LINER NOTES he shares some of his thoughts behind this move and extols the virtues of what he perceives to be a musically transformed Los Angeles that affords musicians like himself time and space for creativity.

Call Out Culture
Live From The Liner Notes: ShrapKnel - Metal Lung Feat. Curly Castro, PremRock and Steel Tipped Dove

Call Out Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 119:39


This week we are joined by ShrapKnel (Curly Castro and PremRock) along with producer Steel Tipped Dove to discuss their new album Metal Lung. You can find Metal Lung and all ShrapKnel related merch here: https://shrapknel.bandcamp.com/album/metal-lung For early access to episodes and exclusive content you can join our patreon: https://www.patreon.com/calloutculturepodcast --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/calloutculture/support

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity
SONIC SOUNDOFF - LISTENER'S LOUNGE - AUGUST 2022

The Liner Notes Podcast - With Crimson Calamity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 21:53


The Liner Notes Podcast with Crimson Calamity. Audiocapsules: Deep-dive interviews, reviews, and live tunes from your new favorite artists. We used to read the liner notes. Now? We Listen. Drink of the week: Martini & Rossi champagneEpisode 7A - LISTENER'S LOUNGE AUGUST 2022SONIC SOUNDOFF Welcome to the Liner Notes' Listening Lounge. Our fans weigh in, make suggestions and ask questions. It's always a good hang. If you have a question, suggestion, or recommendation PLEASE reach out to us at linernotespodinfo@gmail.com or join THE LISTENER'S LOUNGE on FB!ICYMI be sure to stream our EP  WildCard Drop us a line on socials and let us know what you think. Stay tuned, see you next week, thanks for listening! ______________________________________________________________________Subscribe to this podcast AND our mailing list for a free download of our song Fool's Gold - we're a band too! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter - we wanna be friends with y'all!