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Hold That Note

Hold That Note

By Lightning Lucas
Hi, I'm Lightning Lucas, a prolific songwriter, a deep-thinker, and a lightning-strike survivor. Welcome to my podcast, where each week we hear two songs, one old and one new, as well as some thoughts about this thing called life. If you enjoy the show please subscribe, and tell a couple of friends!
Consider supporting the show: patreon.com/lightninglucas
Also, know that you can hire me to write a song for you. Interested? Reach out to me at lucas@lightninglucas.com or (FivForZeero)-746-0398
Have a wonderful listening week!
--Lucas--
P.S. Find the songs at LightningLucas.com
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58: (Video Available) Redbuds and Perennial Questions

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"Make-Believe" (An 'emergency episode' about three current tragedies) (Song Only)
This is a special song-only episode featuring a song I started many years ago and finally finished.  It has a lot to say, so I'll simply post the lyrics: Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, another ten dead, Shot by a kid, who was wrong in the head, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, It’s easier to imagine it’s just the imagination of the man at the radio station, Rather than the messed up mind of the boy with the gun in his hand, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, thousands now dead, When I ask what for, they say another war, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, It’s difficult to imagine the imagination of the man at the highest position, Thinking it’s a grand idea to keep sending more boys with guns in their hands It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, a million are dead, In a country where we had the cure to spare It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, But some choose to pretend it’s just pretend, Empirical evidence isn’t as real as what I feel and what I read on my newsfeed Tells me that I is more important than we It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, And ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ They say as they pray as they peep through the keyhole And wait to come out till the murder-suicide… blood has dried It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, …unfortunately this is not the end …Fade out If you are moved by this song please share it.  You can also play it... it is Capo 7: Am,C,G,D --Lightning Lucas-- Sunday 5/15/2022 For more info see other episodes at holdthatnote.net
03:28
May 16, 2022
61: Summer Song and Circadian Rhythms, (bonus: An Alphabet Ditty)
Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/17/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out.   To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!)  Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week touchs on sleep again, and also celebrates summer. Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Rober Maurer, PhD...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:13
May 13, 2022
Episode 60: The Sizzle Reel
Start the process of commissioning a song by emailing Lucas@LightningLucas.com or calling (FivForZeero-746-0398) While you listen to the sizzle reel, think of what song you'd like in your life.  Here is the beginning of the script: Hi I’m Lightning Lucas, and I got that name by being struck by lightning and surviving, and now I’m a musician who writes songs for a living and I also host a weekly musical podcast!  It’s called Hold That Note (visit Holdthatnote.net) Today I’m walking you through my sizzle reel of songs I’ve done for specific people or events and of course those I’ve done on commission as well.  Let’s dive in with a snippet from my 2018 classic ‘Hold The Hope.’ Here’s what Diane from Iowa had to say: “I commissioned a song from Lucas as part of a project to create a training program for Peer Support Specialists. He listened carefully to the thoughts and ideas of our team and honored them in his creative process. He kept me apprised of his progress and met the required deadlines.  It was a pleasure to work with Lucas and we couldn't be more pleased with the end product.” [Clip from Hold The Hope ft. C.S. Hurst and Nichole Barrows] For the full script of the sizzle reel visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HhbiVm-tMlI4r2av3dcYVke96XgxbFxxk75Ye4PnnUo/edit?usp=sharing Here’s a quote from folk musician extraordinaire John McCutcheon. He says: “Amidst the flood of new singer-songwriters out there, every once in a great while someone makes me stop and listen. I never miss a chance to hear another Lightning Lucas song. You shouldn’t either.” Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels had this to say: “Lightning Lucas has an earnest heart that he puts into every song. He's equal parts quirky, funny, and poignant.” Here's what Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light had to say: “With a wit like the lightning in his name, Lucas always brightens my day. We’ve played together countless times and toured together by bicycle, but I keep coming back for the songs. I have my favorites, but more than anything I look forward to whatever he writes next.” Here’s a quote from Dimitris Campos of Ears to the Ground Family: “I think Lucas is spontaneous, creative, and witty.  He’s the hardest working songwriter in Harrisonburg.  His songs get to the heart of the theme that he’s writing about.” Go ahead and start the process of commissioning a song by emailing Lucas@LightningLucas.com or calling (FivForZeero-746-0398)... I look forward to the possibility of working with you! --Lightning Lucas--
32:36
May 06, 2022
59: As Long As You Pass and Wake Up, Wake Up
Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/03/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out.  Last week's went quite well, and it looks like it will indeed become a weekly thing! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Next week we will have a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is sleep, the first song encourages you to fall asleep in the grass... and the second song tells you to wake up! Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Symone...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com  Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:30
April 29, 2022
58: (Video Available) Redbuds and Perennial Questions
Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 4/26/22 from 4:45-6:45 p.m.  Come on out.  Last week's went quite well, and it looks like it will indeed become a weekly thing! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ***To watch this episode on video, access it on Spotify, or watch it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/BMOU1cIyris Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is nature... Today, the first song is called Redbuds and it is about unrequited love, graduation, and Redbud trees.  The second song is called Perennial Questions and it is off of the 2015 album Famous which you can listen to here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/famous New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from me (asking for feedback... what's one small improvement you think I should make to Hold That Note)?...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
19:17
April 22, 2022
57: Cold In This Sunshine and Sleep Song
The gig at A Bowl of Good went quite well, and they have invited me back, I will be there again this Thursday 4/21/22 from 4:45-6:45pm.  Perhaps it will even become a weekly thing! Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's themes are cold and sleep... Today, the first song is called Cold In This Sunshine and it moves from the literal to the metaphorical when it comes to being cold despite it being sunny out. The second song is based on a YouTube Short that I wrote 2 years ago. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' Here is the link to the old Sail On video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATzJAYuIro I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from me.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:33
April 15, 2022
56: On Death and King Solomon: Sail On (ft C.S. Hurst) and Come Quickly (ft Yugo Prasetyo)
I'm playing this Saturday night at 7:30pm 4/9/22 at Common Grounds Coffee House on Eastern Mennonite University campus!  The event is story-telling and music and the theme is War and Resilience.  (There are many other storytellers and a few other musicians, but I may be featured heavily as my Dad is coordinating the event).   The gig at A Bowl of Good went quite well, and they have invited me back, tentatively I will be there again this Tuesday 4/12/22 from 4:45-6:45pm.  You might want to text me to check the time. Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is death... Today, the first song is called Sail On and it was written for my grandpa as he lay dying.  The second song is based on Ecclesiastes and it's a real downer.  I hope these songs can help you access your emotions. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' Here is the link to the old Sail On video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATzJAYuIro I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Ryan Holiday.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
20:14
April 08, 2022
55: A lighthearted episode for the most part: Too Many T-shirts and Grandpa's Feet Smell So Bad
I'm playing at A Bowl Of Good this Tuesday 4/5/22 around dinner time (4:45-6:45pm).  Come check out the music and grab some excellent food! Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, the first song is the fresh one, written and recorded yesterday.  It is about how we all have too many t-shirts.  The second song is about Grandpa's feet stinking and I co-wrote it with Katherin Benson at John McCutcheon's songwriting camp in 2015.  New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Symone.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:08
April 01, 2022
54: A somber episode touching on the War in Ukraine: Cellos Mourning The War and Because We're Human
Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, the first song is the new-ish one which is a piece for 3 cellos (which I have performed here using MIDI).  It is called Cellos Mourning The War.  The second song is about human nature and it is called Because We're Human.  It is the first track off of my 2015 album 'Moonlight Without You.' (https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/moonlight-without-you) New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Ben Wyse of Wyse Cycles.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Also notable:  World Bipolar Day The British docuseries 'Chernobyl' as well as the light-hearted "Kim's Convenience" Ukrainian cellist playing Bach's cello suite no 5 in a war zone: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/23/ukraine-cello-russia-kharkiv-music/?fbclid=IwAR0vyvp4MERBgLAN7-YbRCkTI26mXoA6DA0rG0aA3dQYCJ4iDN9kiV6z3yE
17:47
March 25, 2022
[Repost of] Ep 01: On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope
It is perhaps more important to me that you listen to recent episodes, but if you are a super fan, this repost is for you.  Episode 01 was pretty solid.  It came out on March 17, 2021.  A lot of things have changed since then, some things not so much.  Please do consider going back to the beginning and binge-listening to some episodes!  Here are the show notes from the original episode: Hold The Hope was commissioned by the Iowa Peer and Family Peer Support Training Program, and it featured Nichole Barrows, C.S. Hurst and Isaac and Jacinda Stahly-Dahl.  It was mixed and mastered by Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light.  You can watch a video of Hold The Hope, which was put together by the esteemed Gabriel Brunk, by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhZ1wsnBUs and you can find it on the album A Taste of Lightning Lucas wherever you download or stream your music.  Still Have Hope was co-written with Andrew Claassen.  I did the vocals and the acoustic guitar.  Andrew did everything else, including: electric guitars, bass, laying the drum track, organ, back-up vocals, producing the song, mixing, and mastering!  A video for this song should be available next week-ish, and we may make the song available for downloading and streaming, haven't figured out how yet. Hold That Note is planning to run at least 6 episodes, with an old favorite followed by a new song each week.  If I enjoy the 6 week trial period I will keep going.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe.   You can consider supporting me by checking out patreon.com/lightninglucas ... there is no commitment involved in checking it out. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lightning Lucas--
18:37
March 23, 2022
53: Niko's Song and Only This Step
Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, Niko's Song is the old one.  It's about Jeremiah chapter 1 and John chapter 3 (The story of Nicodemus), and it was written in honor of the birth of my nephew (who's name is Jeremiah (he turned 8 yesterday)).  The new song today is the first-ever studio recording of 'Only This Step,' complete with redone verses.  Only This Step is a 'mantra song' advising you to tackle things one at a time. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I also mentioned the album Wash Me / Walk On Water, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Ben Wyse of Wyse Cycles.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
20:02
March 18, 2022
52: 'Blink of an Eye' and 'The Sky is Blue Today but so am I'
Available on video here: https://youtu.be/3dM7huctvtE This is the first time I'm trying a video podcast!  It also marks 1 year of me podcasting.  The other 51 episodes can be found at HoldThatNote.net   Thanks to my brother C.S. Hurst for helping to write the second song.  New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys  I also mentioned the album Skyfinding, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding  Make sure to subscribe here on YouTube but also on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.'   To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!)  To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link).   I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Steph.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.   You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud.   Worth googling: Ryan Holiday Daily Stoic Podcast 50 short rules of life from the Stoics.   Have a wonderful listening week,   --Lucas--   P.S.  Again, if you love this music coming out once a week, support me financially by becoming a Patron at Patreon.com/LightningLucas and help me chase my dream of becoming a full-time, non-touring musician!   Helpful stuff you can do: Like the video, share it on social or as an email to a friend, comment on...   SUBSCRIBE and RING THE BELL.     Thanks to pixabay for the fun background videos.  And to freesound for the soundeffects   Email lucas@lightninglucas.com to discuss commissioning a song.  http://www.lightninglucas.bandcamp.com for hundreds of basement tape style recordings.   New here?!  I suggest you watch this: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPzPtFXYuB0WhY6VM0NF8RPwHiGH5lA12  SPECIAL OFFER: Join my email list (which hopefully you want to do anyway) and I'll give you a pay-what-you-will download of my recent album "A Taste Of Lightning Lucas" (ft. such favorites as The Lawnmower Song and Hold The Hope).   JOIN HERE: https://mailchi.mp/lightninglucas/join
18:37
March 11, 2022
51: Pretty Fingers and Or I Could Give Up On Trying To Give Up On You
Here's a song about feeling behind in the relationships game and another one about persistence.  Both have YouTube videos of me playing them live which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYkcosQ7eYw and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqL_pFKlV0 New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I also mentioned the album Skyfinding, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Steph.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:59
March 04, 2022
50: Could It Be Me Babe (Parody of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe") and (Don't I Bleed) Red Enough
New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Old Album which the first song of the day is off of: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-me-babe-rough-cut Dylan's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoagldK69U0 I forgot to explain what the One-Mile Challenge is... it's pretty straightforward: if you are traveling less than one mile (usually from home), you commit to walking or biking.  This seemingly small commitment can significantly lower your carbon footprint, and help with your waistline, too. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
20:02
February 25, 2022
49: Oh I Just Met a Girl and Oh I Just Bought a Car
New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I forgot to explain what the One-Mile Challenge is... it's pretty straightforward: if you are traveling less than one mile (usually from home), you commit to walking or biking.  This seemingly small commitment can significantly lower your carbon footprint, and help with your waistline, too. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Check out the work of Randall Munroe at xkcd.com Again, here's Cold-Hearted Monkeys: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys
17:38
February 20, 2022
48: Valentine's Day Is Terrible (Take 3) (Live W/ Andrew Claassen) and A Drinking Song (Words by W.B. Yeats, Music by Lightning Lucas)
Two more love-related songs for the forthcoming album which may be titled 'Before I Find Her,' unless I think of a better name. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Google or Wikipedia the following: 'Lightning Lucas Valentine's Day is terrible' (for the live video) 'W.B. Yeats' for info on the poet. 
18:06
February 11, 2022
47: Girl at the Checkout Counter and The Girl with the Bow in Her Hair parts 1, 2, and 3
Two humorous loves songs in the series "Before I Find Her" Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- For the Kansas trip album visit lightninglucas.com and look for 'To Kansas and Back Again."
18:33
February 05, 2022
46: Aubrey and Hold a Note
Two more loves songs in the series "Before I Find Her" Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- For the breakup album, go to lightninglucas.com and find It Ain't Me Babe Rough Cut. 
18:24
January 28, 2022
45: Do Not Put a Girl's Name in a Song and Abigail / Psychward Beach
A good rule for a songwriter, followed by a good exception to the rule. Season 3.5 continues, and shall culminate with the album "Before I Find Her." Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
16:58
January 21, 2022
44: Ghosted and Match.com
Season 3.5, from whence shall come the album "Before I Find Her." "Ghosted" official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvmFVRnQXrM Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:56
January 14, 2022
43: Saturday Snow and Snowflakes 2.0
Enjoy the snow! Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Christmas in the trenches by John McCutcheon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JwXfdz2C7Q
18:30
January 08, 2022
42: The Happy New Year Song (with Yugo Prasetyo) and Which Foot
Happy New Year everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Here is the YouTube video of Yugo and me playing and singing The Happy New Year Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BOOJ5ZT4j0
18:21
December 31, 2021
41: Winter Solstice and Hardware Store Shopping on Christmas Eve
Merry Christmas everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:44
December 24, 2021
40: Luke 2 KJV uncut (ft Perry Blosser and C.S. Hurst) and Lose Yourself This Christmas
Merry Christmas everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- The mentioned song: When We Were Missionaries: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/when-we-were-missionaries-2
19:35
December 17, 2021
39: Nothing Is Lacking and Merry Christmas, Or Is It?
Patrons, please email me your address and I'll send you a Christmas present. Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.'   To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week,  --Lucas-- When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu
18:57
December 10, 2021
38: All I Want For Christmas Is You 2 and Snapchat Christmas
A love song and a song about technology and Christmas, along with some riffing in answer to a great question.  Thanks to C.S. Hurst on the cello again!  Happy birthday Simeon! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Videos for the two songs from this episode: https://youtu.be/o3b4T8h5XBc and https://youtu.be/7XWeUrsRcmo
18:45
December 03, 2021
37: Happy Early Birthday Jesus and An Advent Song
Here's a silly song and a serious one to boot. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Check Out: https://ourcommunityplace.org/ and: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%201&version=NIV
19:24
November 27, 2021
36: Happy Thanksgiving and COVID Thanksgiving
Welcome to another episode of the Holiday Season! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Things from this episode: The COVID Thanksgiving video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNVgKlw7yW4 Keith Hershberger on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WrGfoi37Rfa4NgzVAHtmY or Keith Hershberger on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4GBbUGMSa1fWyrGBmhRrRA
17:02
November 19, 2021
35: Narwhals (ft. C.S. Hurst) and Christmas Narwhals
Welcome to season 3, the Holiday Season!  To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud.   Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Things from this episode: Christmas Narwhals video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM0F-guleDM Keith Hershberger https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WrGfoi37Rfa4NgzVAHtmY The Lion Sleeps Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQlByoPdG6c Shaving Cream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ffkDf0ol4 The other Narwhal song (mine is better, right)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc Thanks to my #1 fan for submitting a question... don't you think her boss should create a podcast with their sermons!?
21:26
November 12, 2021
34: It's a Life of Hard Knocks and These Are The Good Old Days
Let's end season 2 on a strong note.  (But be sure to come back next week and bring some friends). To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- The music of my mentor John McCutcheon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2RG0V_nvqw The music of my friends Ears to the Ground Family: https://earsto.bandcamp.com/ And the music of my other friends Illiterate Light: https://www.illiteratelight.com/
20:40
November 05, 2021
33: Make Good Art and Delays and Denials
The inner dialogue of my mind at different times... To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Here's the link to Bill Grogan's Goat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnM2vFq4b-U And the link to the Make Good Art song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN2ZxzLfunE
17:37
October 29, 2021
32: Many Waters / Place Me and God You Did It ft. Leah Wenger and Landon Heavener
Happy 50th anniversary to my great aunt and great uncle! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Here's the link to Frankie Avalon's "Venus": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mA1k-b9UNw And to Jack Johnson's "Love Song #16": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shqz2Z66tio And to Billy Gilman's "What's Forever For": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D14_V7Jxmo Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
18:02
October 24, 2021
31: Dust Mites and Seat of Your Pants
To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas-- Check out the EP of funny songs which was the first thing I ever released on Bandcamp (back in 2014): https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/narwhals-are-real
15:20
October 14, 2021
30: Which Wolf Wins and Better Than Yesterday
Here is some Native American wisdom.  To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas-- Some things I talk about in the episode which you can google or look up on wikipedia: Which wolf wins Charles Duhigg's book The Power of Habit and James Clear's book Atomic Habits The YouTube Channel Better Than Yesterday The Akimbo Podcast
17:37
October 06, 2021
29: Stop The Rain and Take My Life
Here is the visualizer video for today's first song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHFDZnZBQws Check out my new album if you've yet to do so.  It is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
19:04
September 29, 2021
28: And Round And Round and Water Tight
Check out this song about autumn by Keith Hershberger, one of my all-time favorite artists:  (It's called The Ace In My Sleeve Is Gone, but they're all worth listening to)!!! http://www.keithhershberger.com/songs My new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
18:26
September 22, 2021
27: Dining Room Fable and Ink In Which To Think
Check out the music of the band I was once in, Ears to the Ground Family, here: https://earsto.bandcamp.com/ A lot of people seem to have missed last week's episode, so be sure to catch up if that's your thing.  You can make Routine Saves Me into your alarm clock by following the ridiculously complex instructions at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/routine-saves-me-alarm-clock-song The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
16:49
September 15, 2021
26: Oh The Dreaded Snooze Button and Routine Saves Me (The Alarm Clock Song)
Make Routine Saves Me into your alarm clock by following the ridiculously complex instructions at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/routine-saves-me-alarm-clock-song The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
20:09
September 08, 2021
25: Just Your Voice Won't Do and The Desert Blooms
The desert blooms, just so you know.  Today's featured song is a commission I recently finished from two of my patrons who just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary.  If you're interested in commissioning a song of your own, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mention in this episode (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
16:23
September 01, 2021
24: When We Seek Wisdom and The Best Is Yet To Come
The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there! Today's episode again features the wisdom of King Solomon in the first song... and then there is a Dylanesque song about turning 31.  I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:16
August 25, 2021
23: Little King Tut and My Protocol (Is To Present Well)
King Tut wore the flip-flops of a beggar boy (but his were gold). Here is the link to my 2015 album Skyfinding https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding Here is a YouTube video of a doumbek player in Rome (I actually busked on the streets of Rome while on my cross-cultural, so there's that, haha). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_ZFCDVhS-4 Here is the Wikipedia article about these drums: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblet_drum To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
19:54
August 18, 2021
22: Failure Cannot Cope and Longer Than It Should
Ever feel like something is taking forever...? To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:05
August 11, 2021
21: The Nathan and Kaitlin Wedding Song Virtual Choir Edition and Wanderin' Home To You
Here are 2 more love songs =)  In August 2010 Nathan and Kaitlin got married!  Several of us got together and wrote them a song.  10 years later they commissioned me to finally do a recording of the song, so we put our heads together and made it happen, although unfortunately not in time for the actual anniversary.   --Lucas-- The Nathan and Kaitlin Wedding Song is by: The Apostle Paul, Lightning Lucas, Jessica Sarriot, Rose Byler, Emma Stahl-Wert, Carmen Schrock-Hurst, and Caleb Schrock-Hurst At the wedding, it was performed by Lightning Lucas, Jessica Sarriot, Rose Byler, Emma Stahl-Wert, Larisa Zehr, David Jost, Stewart Nafziger, and Caleb Schrock-Hurst 10 years later we got almost everyone to submit a recording including Nathan and Kaitlin themselves, (THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING!)  I mixed it together and this is the result.  Hope you enjoyed it, and know that YOU TOO COULD COMMISSION ME TO WRITE A SONG FOR  YOU, simply email lucas@lightninglucas.com if you are interested! To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. Again, to discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
19:40
August 04, 2021
20: Reverse Entropy and Arthur Ashe's Action Plan
Fight chaos using the instructions in these two songs! To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:48
July 28, 2021
19: The Lightning Lucas Origin Story
Today is my 8th 'Lightniversary' ...  It has been 8 years since my heart started beating again, and tomorrow will be 8 years since I woke up after being directly struck by a freak bolt of lightning.  Hear the whole story in this episode!  I was wrong in the episode, I said I wrote this song for the 5th Lightniversary, it was actually the 4th.  Check out one of my early efforts at YouTube, with visuals of the actual lightning tree here: https://youtu.be/R67xFK4adZk To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
20:52
July 21, 2021
18: Amateur Dancing (ft. Yugo Prasetyo) and Rain Song
An episode featuring a question!  Also featuring the drumming of my talented brother-in-law Yugo Prasetyo.  Check out his music here: https://soundcloud.com/yugodservant Also, check out the art of our first question-asker BrownPaperDad: brownpaperdad.com To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
19:01
July 15, 2021
17: Spooky Poodles (With Jon Nafziger, ft Perry Blosser) and Watermelon's Just a Venue for my Face
Two humorous songs to cap off Season 1 of Hold That Note.  Thanks to Jon Nafziger!  His album is called Shenandoah Moon, and there is another album in the works, so I'll let you know when it is available.  Thanks to Perry Blosser!  He is a member of The Willow Run Band, so check them out.  To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- 
18:22
July 07, 2021
16: Break Up Slow and Independence Day
Break-ups and the 4th of July collide. Aliese Gingerich co-wrote Break Up Slow with me, and Nichole Barrows of Ears to the Ground Family sang it with me.  Break Up Slow is from the 2017 album It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-me-babe-rough-cut To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:23
June 30, 2021
15: Seek A Path and Big In This Small Town
An episode about leveling up and how to do it properly. Some things I touched on in this episode that are worth Googling or looking up on Wikipedia: Seth Godin, Seth Godin's Blog, This Is Marketing, The Bootstrapper's Workshop, The Akimbo Podcast, Trent Wagler, The Steel Wheels, and Brendon Burchard.  To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
16:52
June 23, 2021
14: An Apology of Sorts... and Monkeys
To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:04
June 16, 2021
13: I Love You Key Of G and 1,2,3, It's Time To Write A Song
Some things we talked about today which are worth Googling or looking up on Wikipedia: Irving Berlin, Irving Berlin's trick piano, The Circle of Fifths (not explicitly mentioned, but quite relevant), The Capo, Capo-ing a cello, Harmonicas, Playing by ear, and Quantity vs. Quality. To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
17:23
June 09, 2021
12: Wash Me (Ft. Hannah Godwin) and The Serenity Prayer
Here are the promised links: The Serenity Prayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer The Lord's Prayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord's_Prayer Sir John Hargrave's 'Mind Hacking': https://www.mindhacki.ng/ My religious album 'Wash Me/ Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water The Network Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Thanks again to Hannah Godwin for the harmonies. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
18:46
June 02, 2021
11: Goodbye Brother and 25 (2021)
Have a safe trip Caleb and Tyler and everyone else. Here are the links promised in the episode: Caleb's bike ride: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/climate-ride/ Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/ The original 25 song: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/25 Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com
17:11
May 26, 2021
10: Who Am I To Argue and Don't Kill Your Dreams [With Leah Wenger]
Thank you so much for supporting this podcast through its tenth episode! To leave a voice message with a question or comment that may be featured on the show visit http://holdthatnote.net and click the appropriate button.  If that doesn't work, try https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote/ To see if you would like to become a Patron of the show and my other creative work, visit https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Again, thank you so much to those of you who are supporters already! Here are the promised links mentioned in the episode: Gould Farm: https://gouldfarm.org/ Leah's paper on Mania and Creativity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-cD1Ojn1CD6PZSsPtef__pYhGi6I9RND1CtE89Tyot0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0MeYQfvTxpqH-1V0-2QysAVyH3VGdOEUzpXAweU66YHq6UayMfgjPpIZY Leah's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Tz64NtjKJsG0KFn6BAQtg A Taste Of Lightning Lucas album, featuring Who Am I To Argue: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas If you'd like to commission a song, email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com, Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
17:42
May 19, 2021
09: The Manic Episode: The Lawnmower Song and New Blue Jeans
As I recorded this I realized that there is way more than one episode's worth of stories and information on Bipolar Mania.  Here is a drop in the bucket though, and I think you'll find it an enjoyable drop. Things mentioned in the episode include Harold and the Purple Crayon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_and_the_Purple_Crayon A Taste of Lightning Lucas (the album): https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas and my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Also, you may be on this page already, but you can go to http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote/ to leave me a voice message with a question or comment (which I may well include in a future episode).  I love to hear from you! You can also email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com to discuss the possibility of commissioning a song! Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
18:20
May 13, 2021
08: Grow Slow and Where They Left Off
Hooray, you can now find all the show notes and past episodes at HoldThatNote.Net ... and you can also go there to leave me a voice message with a question or comment.  If you're lucky, your message might make it into a future episode! Here is a link to Seth Godin's blog about Mentors versus Heroes: https://seths.blog/2010/10/heroes-and-mentors/ Here is a link to the visualizer video for Grow Slow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCVLdqSEogw Here is the Wikipedia page on "Standing on the shoulders of giants": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_on_the_shoulders_of_giants Here is the page to visit if you're interested in supporting my artistic endeavors: https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
17:54
May 06, 2021
07: Waiting Game and Not My Muse
It's finally time for a couple of love songs. If you'd like to discuss commissioning a song, or if you'd like to have your name in the birthday song... email Lucas@lightninglucas.com To become a patron of this creativity visit Patreon.com/LightningLucas Have a wonderful listening week! --Lucas--
18:06
April 29, 2021
06: Inexcusable and Thought It Through
Today's episode spirals around the question of how we should know which decisions to rethink and which to stick with. I discuss Beethoven, Seth Godin, Adam Grant, and the YouTube channel Productivity Game. I would love your feedback on this or any previous episode.   Email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com You can find the song Inexcusable on the album A Taste Of Lightning Lucas, wherever you get your music.  Or you can download it directly from me at lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- P.S. I would also love to have you as a supporter.  Just check out Patreon.com/LightningLucas.
17:19
April 21, 2021
05: GrandPaul and Aim High
This episode is in honor of my Grandpa Paul.  He died tragically 10 years ago, and this episode features a song I wrote about his life, followed by a song based on one of his favorite sayings: Aim high, there's room at the top. You can download the song GrandPaul at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/grandpaul  You can support this podcast at www.patreon.com/lightninglucas You can email me about the possibility of hiring me to write you a song at lucas@lightninglucas.com Enjoy the show, Lucas
17:44
April 14, 2021
04: You Gotta Wait It Out and Waves Toward The Sun
Today's episode is about depression and how sometimes you just have to wait it out.  However, be sure to use a toolbox full of tricks to help you ride out the wave of your low. Here's to better tomorrows, Lucas
17:22
April 07, 2021
03: Don't Think You Can't and Blank Page
Don't Think You Can't is a lesser-known LL song from a few years back.  It's based on a quote from Henry Ford. Blank Page is a new one based loosely on a quote from Seth Godin. Enjoy, Lucas
17:05
April 01, 2021
02: The Days Drag On and MAGIC
Watch the video for The Days Drag On here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuy7eq1bsV4 It is also available to stream and download wherever you get your music.  Just search for Lightning Lucas and Luke Mullet.  Luke and I hope to do another collab, perhaps this summer.  So look forward to that. I also mentioned Seth Godin's Podcast, Akimbo.  Check that out anywhere you get your podcasts. The link to check out to consider supporting my artistic endeavors is www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Thanks so much for listening.  Please tell a couple of friends! --Lucas--
17:08
March 24, 2021
01 On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope
Hold The Hope was commissioned by the Iowa Peer and Family Peer Support Training Program, and it featured Nichole Barrows, C.S. Hurst and Isaac and Jacinda Stahly-Dahl.  It was mixed and mastered by Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light.  You can watch a video of Hold The Hope, which was put together by the esteemed Gabriel Brunk, by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhZ1wsnBUs and you can find it on the album A Taste of Lightning Lucas wherever you download or stream your music. Still Have Hope was co-written with Andrew Claassen.  I did the vocals and the acoustic guitar.  Andrew did everything else, including: electric guitars, bass, laying the drum track, organ, back-up vocals, producing the song, mixing, and mastering!  A video for this song should be available next week-ish, and we may make the song available for downloading and streaming, haven't figured out how yet. Hold That Note is planning to run at least 6 episodes, with an old favorite followed by a new song each week.  If I enjoy the 6 week trial period I will keep going.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe.  You can consider supporting me by checking out patreon.com/lightninglucas ... there is no commitment involved in checking it out. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lightning Lucas-- 
17:40
March 17, 2021