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The Bipolar Bear Podcast

The Bipolar Bear Podcast

By Garot Conklin
The Bipolar Bear Podcast is an eclectic rambling about all things music, technology, and Garot Michael Conklin as a person. From production to publishing, finance to conceptualization, self-harm to self-help... here are my thoughts, experiences and all the “crazy” in between. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to here --> https://linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords and also to directly support me :) https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/garotconklin
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Season 3 Episode #1 - Happy New Year
Happy New Year !! Just needed to catch up on a lot of end of year stuff and what is coming up in the new year !  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
34:22
January 03, 2022
#82 Getting Started
Getting started with your first music release? This is a look at the last 3 years I have been releasing music and some of what I have experienced. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
36:09
December 04, 2021
#81 Reality Bites
Just one of those weeks for me it would seem... Let's kick off the weekend right! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
35:37
November 20, 2021
#80 Successfully Unsuccessful
Had a bit of a long weekend with things that transpired and some updates from last week.  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
35:37
November 15, 2021
#79 Average is Okay
I'm coming to realize that being average is not only okay but often the only reality.  Let's chat shall we??? Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
35:37
November 10, 2021
#78 Do The Work
Sometimes you have to just do the work... let's talk this one out ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
35:37
November 02, 2021
#77 Duality of Reality
The theory of dualism or metaphysical dualism contends that the true picture of reality has two parts – physical bodies and non-physical minds. It's separate from the reductionist view that everything in the universe is made up of atoms and energy, and nothing else.  Let's talk bout this ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
36:45
October 29, 2021
#76 A Sense of Purpose
A sense of purpose is integral to the human experience and mine is missing or at least really messed up.  Let's chat about it ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
36:54
October 25, 2021
#75 Dynamic Perspective
This is an interesting topic that I have brought up in previous episodes that I will attempt to explain in greater detail today. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
30:24
October 21, 2021
#74 Never Give Up on Yourself
I mean this to the degree that I think you shouldn't waste your time on things that are a waste of your time.   Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
32:47
October 18, 2021
#73 Not What I Used To Be
Man is this one true... I am not what I used to be that is for sure !! Let's get into that and of course a whole bunch of others related and unrelated things today ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:08
October 16, 2021
#72 Independent Mediocrity
So this is a good one, I was talking to my daughter this morning and this is what I realized, I am striving to be independently mediocre... lol!  Check this one out...  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:08
October 12, 2021
#71 Take Me As I Am
This one goes off on a bit of a rant as you know I am not an overly happy person these days, I try to bring it back but not sure I was at all successful on this one. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
31:27
October 10, 2021
#70 Mind Uploading
More on the transfer of consciousness and my thoughts on society at large these days... Yikes :) Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
30:42
October 07, 2021
#69 Making Progress
Ever feel like you are stuck in the mud? Ya me too, most of the time anyway !! I have made some progress here and I'll share those learned lessons with you in this episode. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
33:52
October 04, 2021
#68 Level Up
I won't be using the Shure MV88 going forward, that was a bit of a bust, so I'm back to the Shure SM7B.  Let's get into some disuccions about consciousness transference, the use and perception of time and how we may not all be unique snowflakes.   Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
43:17
October 02, 2021
#67 The Ride Home
Trying out the Shure MV88 mic on my iPhone to see if I can actually do an episode while driving home... verdict... NOPE! It's a decent mic but WAY to sensitive for what I am trying to accomplish here so it's going back.  Apologies for the poor quality on this one, but sometimes you have to try and fail to realize a limitation. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
21:49
September 29, 2021
#66 You Have to do the Work
Let's talk a little about what you actually have to do if you expect any kind of result.  I set people up for success through setting expectations and accountability and lead them through the process by being there and doing the work ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
33:22
September 27, 2021
#65 Music Publishing 101
Some facts about music publishing and why you need to be affiliated with one of the 3 major publishing houses, BMI, ASCAP, SESAC. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
33:22
September 25, 2021
#64 Team Work
Let's talk about team work and how that can be in your initial days on a new job, just like I am dealing with at present :) Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
37:55
September 20, 2021
#63 The Value of Time
Why I value my own time above all else, including money!  Also talking about my flugelhorns and some of the mods I've made and what mouthpieces I've finally landed on! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
42:55
September 13, 2021
#62 Misery Loves Company
Just an all around rotten day... enough said. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
35:52
September 10, 2021
#61 Transfer of Consciousness
A more expansion from the last episode, let's see where this one goes. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:52
September 09, 2021
#60 Evolution
Let's talk about what we are all going to become here one day soon, at least this is my take on the topic. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
42:56
September 08, 2021
#59 International Friends
Just some monologue about my past and present International friends, how much I enjoy learning about other cultures and why I am suspect of everyone that reaches out to me online lol Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
33:28
September 07, 2021
#58 Leadership and Culture
Some final thoughts on leadership and culture over the last few days analyzing people I have been interacting with for the last 18 months. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
55:44
September 02, 2021
#57 Freemasonry
I watched a long but interesting video yesterday that got me reminiscing about all of the study I had done in my past on religion so thought I would ramble on about that for today.  The video is linked below if you care to watch it for yourself. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords https://youtu.be/7Eeo-82Eac8
55:43
September 01, 2021
#56 Social Media Promotion 101
Weekend update, a cool concert, loving my new Yamaha 731 Flugelhorn, great time with my kids in Rochester, NY and some of the many ways I do not understand Social Media Promotion -101 lol... Come along for the ride ! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:18
August 30, 2021
#55 TGIF!
Thank God it's Friday !! and Pizza Friday at that !! lol Just some ramblings about all the things that are going on in my "bubble." Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:20
August 27, 2021
#54 Affiliates, NFTs and Nonsense
This one is a little all over the place, apologies in advance as I am trying to comprehend and setup some crypto type stuff here today !! lol Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
41:10
August 26, 2021
Thankful for the Opportunity
I am definitely thankful for the opportunities that I have each day.  Perhaps you should also be thankful !!  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:53
August 25, 2021
Up in Spirits
Feeling sort of positive about things today so I'm sharing that today as well as some technical tips !!  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:53
August 24, 2021
Synthwave is so Popular
Chocked at how popular this "term" appears to be and how exciting that is overall.  Some updates on my job pursuit as well as ACX, I'm narrating a new book !!  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
45:29
August 23, 2021
I Love Synthwave
Let's try something new here! I have an intro and and outro in this episode that talks about Synthwave as a micro genre and my absolute obsession with it.  Let me know what you think of this format. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
51:18
August 21, 2021
What Happened to Debate?
I mean literally what ever happened to debates? They are just ridiculous now even with all of the barrage of platforms available, it would seem that we don't really debate, we just shoot our mouths off, myself included !!  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
51:34
August 20, 2021
Learn to let go
I haven't myself been able to do this yet, but I am aware and working on it for many aspects of my life. Let's get into it !! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
43:33
August 19, 2021
Late Night Call
One of those nights... I should have just not picked up !! lol Works sucks... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
50:53
August 18, 2021
Closer than you think
Some current topics, humanity and some of me actually breaking down... I try not to do that to much but sometimes stuff just "gets me" and it happens.   Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
49:57
August 17, 2021
Love what you do
Do you love what you do? I mean really love what you are doing to provide a living to yourself and your family/loved ones?  I have been coming to terms with all of this as I have been searching for a new career opportunity and it's very much called into question my value of money over time. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
53:18
August 16, 2021
Where are you Coming from
Some updates and then some ramblings on evolution and ending with some interesting thoughts on employment and contracts...  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
48:53
August 13, 2021
Moments Worth Celebrating
With some recent events in my life, I recalled how important that it is to celebrate the moments worth celebrating, no matter how big or small... Take some time for yourself even if you have no one to celebrate with.  Also some updates on jobs and narration opportunities. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
50:53
August 12, 2021
Back from the Dead
Well I was feeling a little under the weather yesterday so apologies but I just laid in bed all day... Feeling better today but not 100% but no excuses... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
41:42
August 11, 2021
Where am I going?
Some existential aspects and questioning what I am doing, where I am going and why I "think" I am doing anything at all...  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:57
August 09, 2021
How Much is Enough
Some Sunday afternoon ramblings about how much is enough for those out there that have so much yet still want for more, at the great expense of all of us !! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:54
August 08, 2021
The Hybrid Approach
I've been pondering the work from home vs. work in an office approach of late with some of the interviewing I have been doing as well as the position of my current company so let's get into the semantics of this, talk about Pizza Friday (more like mention it) and read another award winning poem !! lol Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
43:11
August 06, 2021
Short-n-Sweet
A bit of a monologue of self pity today, covering some current events in my world and ending with an outlandish poem... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
28:32
August 05, 2021
Trying to get Healthy
Well I am sure trying to not only get mentally healthy but also physically healthy and I think we all should take stock in this in our own lives based on all that is going on in the world today with the pandemic and comorbidities.  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
43:30
August 04, 2021
Regret and Resentment
Well I sure do feel a lot of this in my life, let's get into that today !! Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
49:19
August 03, 2021
What's gonna work... Teamwork!
Let's get into a little more detail about the "rant" I had the other say talking about how people not giving back and how they are "making it" look so easy to achieve very challenging goals in a variety of industries.  I left out some important context. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:49
August 02, 2021
Sunday not so Funday
Well what appeared to start off as a relaxing day of course took a turn for the worse, but what did you really expect here? lol Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
42:07
August 01, 2021
Salty Saturday
I got out of the shower today and was just a "whole different sort of me" and this is what came of that.  Getting into some frustrations about jobs and celebrities shooting their mouths off about "doing it for free."  This is a fairly unproductive rant, you have been warned :) Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:41
July 31, 2021
Dispair
Well things didn't go to plan, of course, so let's talk about that and what that "does" to me... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
50:40
July 30, 2021
Disengaged
Let's chat a little about being a disengaged employee and person in general and how that can impact your daily life... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:31
July 29, 2021
Oh Happy Day!
What a great day, or really a great few days I've had! This episode is a little "messy" in terms of subject matter but it's a good episode with lots of updates !!  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:07
July 28, 2021
The Lowest of the Low
I mentioned in an earlier episode that I would elaborate on the story of when I was actually suicidal, this is that episode.  Let's get into it...  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
41:59
July 27, 2021
A Case of the Monday's... Not!
Actually feeling really good today... Got a lousy nights sleep but had a great weekend, looked at some new technology, picked up a few new broadcasting plugins that I am now using on the podcast and some other general stuff... it's a good show !  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:38
July 26, 2021
Causality
Today I talk about the relationship between cause and effect, or causality, as I feel that my overly pessimistic approach to things in daily life has a direct effect on how things turn out for me.  I also talk a bit about a recent car buying/leasing experience and of course finish up with a nice poem :) Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
40:21
July 23, 2021
Opportunity
Opportunity is the key to envisioning what is possible, depending on how you perceive that word.  Let's talk through this and see how I am using opportunity to take baby steps along my own personal growth journey.   I finish off with another poignant poem from my book. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
44:08
July 22, 2021
The Pursuit of Unhappiness
I figured it made sense to go in the other direction today and review how I am currently approaching life to see some of the contrasts.  I also touch on dissociation and what that "feels" like for me, what it is and how to perhaps approach it from a different perspective.  Starting something new as well by reading a poem form the book I wrote in 2016 called "Poetic Rhetoric - Nonsensical Blasphemy"... we'll see how that goes :) Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
46:15
July 21, 2021
The Pursuit of Happiness
Trying to uncover why I am so unhappy about things in general and what I may be missing along the way with some stories from my past. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:24
July 20, 2021
The Illusion of Positivity
The The Illusion of Positivity seems to be real and although I am trying my best to achieve a more positive outlook on all things in my life, perhaps this is going to be harder than I expected... Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
48:16
July 19, 2021
Dreams vs. Reality
Taking a deeper look, to some degree, into my own dreams of late to see why they are so vivid and how that plays into what we all experience in conscious life. Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:11
July 18, 2021
Execution is the Key to Success in all things
Execution is the Key to Success in all things.. I talk about curated music playlists and all aspects of life who's catalyst for success all begins with execution.  Feel free to take a look at all the "other" things I am up to and also to directly support me :) linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
47:20
July 16, 2021
The Bipolar Bear Podcast
So lots going on in this episode, but the main thing is the awesome new name that came to me in the car this morning !! I think this describes me most aptly and would love your feedback.  As always, thanks for your support !! If you are interested in supporting anything else that I am doing, you can find it all here: https://linktr.ee/lofibabyrecords
41:32
July 15, 2021
Purpose in Life
I'm certain I've talked about this in the past but it has come back into view in light of some of the recent episodes so I get back into this here today.
43:13
July 14, 2021
Self-awareness Realization
Had a breakthrough discussion with my therapist today and I may have finally heard some of the things that have been said to me over and over.  Perhaps this will help you too.
33:44
July 13, 2021
Literal Self-Help
I honestly listen to my own podcasts so that I can better self-help myself in case I say anything worthwhile :)
36:12
July 12, 2021
More of the Same
More of the same of gripes lol I mean what did you expect, I haven't worked through all of this stuff yet so I am still "in the thick of it." Enjoy... 
42:41
July 11, 2021
Say What You Mean
Do you ever find yourself around people that say one thing and mean something completely different? Ya.. that !
35:58
July 08, 2021
Pondering Confusion
I'm as confused as the next person about all that is going on in the world today. So may as well shoot my mouth off about it !
37:50
July 07, 2021
Nostalgia
Feeling nostalgic the other day so thought I'd bring some of that up today for discussion.
32:05
July 06, 2021
Personal Fireworks
Some "personal fireworks" that I am dealing with currently.  Probably not my most uplifting podcast but the truth, according to me anyway, nonetheless.
34:27
July 04, 2021
Down the Rabbit Hole
Man, TikTok can be a real abyss depending on what ends up presenting on your "for you" timeline lol... Some interesting things here.
34:37
July 03, 2021
Putting in the Work
Lots of people make references to "putting in the work" but never get around to telling you what that work actually is :) Let's go over some thoughts on that today.
33:34
July 02, 2021
Thoughts of the day - Self Reflection
Some "fun facts" about me, update on some medical stuff and a real self-reflection as the bulk of the monologue. 
35:52
July 01, 2021
Luck Favors the Prepared
MRI followup and some interesting thoughts on how being prepared might actually help you succeed in a variety of situations...
32:54
June 30, 2021
Random Dancing
An iCarly reference that means nothing in context here lol
29:47
June 30, 2021
Perpetually Disconnected
Not sure how you feel about this but I feel more disconnected than I have ever felt in my entire life.  Let's go down this hole shall we???
40:07
June 28, 2021
Having a Down Day
Apologies for this one but sometimes I am just down and this is one of those times... thanks for being with me through this :)
30:53
June 26, 2021
Shure SM7B and Podcasting Overview
Let's take a look at my setup in it's entirety.  We talk about the Shure SM7B, the Logic Pro DAW and all the plugins I use in the signal chain as well as some "gotchas" that got me in this process.
31:24
June 24, 2021
The Reboot !!
Ok I'm back and better than ever with the new Shure SM7B mic at the helm !! Hope this sounds much better going forward.  Today I talk a little about the mic then move on to the revelation of multiple revenue streams.  Thanks for listening.
16:25
June 23, 2021
Be the best you can be
All about delivering quality as a priority even at the expense of compensation.
41:19
June 15, 2021
Positivity
In a recent less than positive circumstance, this is how I found some positivity. Perhaps this can also help you.
32:45
June 04, 2021
Real culture
Yes I was officially demoted and I took a long hard look at what I want out of a career and culture is a HUGE component of what I desire.
46:33
June 03, 2021
Demoted
And the saga continues...
25:08
May 30, 2021
Migraine with aura and empathy
Ya this one is a mixed bag of sorts...
40:23
May 25, 2021
Emotional Intelligence
A strange topic for me seeing that I have none of this !
46:03
May 19, 2021
Self Deprecation 101
Life coaches, self loathing, new approaches and some sample packs!
32:20
May 16, 2021
All my fault
Really struggling with things that I feel are out of my control but somehow end up being put on me anyway...
28:58
May 10, 2021
Podcasting analytics and vaccines
A bit “all over the place” here today but some interesting info...
36:58
May 04, 2021
Self realization is very powerful
Some interesting things I learned this past week and some neato updates !!
30:09
April 30, 2021
Dynamic perspective
Me trying to look at things for what they are rather than what I want them to be simultaneously considering multiple approaches to a solution?
29:22
April 20, 2021
Get the help you need
If you need some help, don’t be ashamed, it’s the right thing to do :)
28:24
April 15, 2021
Do what you love
It’s never about the money, well not ALL about the money anyway
35:33
April 13, 2021
Growth on YouTube
Some of the unexplained growth I’ve had on YouTube and my feelings on that.
35:46
April 05, 2021
The power in your words
I’ve really had to reassess my own approach to how I speak to people and the subsequent expectations of those conversations.
48:54
April 04, 2021
A chilly Saturday
Just some rhetoric about Spotify, flugelhorn tapers and other fun nonsense
38:05
April 03, 2021
Heard from an old friend
So nice to hear from people from nearly 15 years ago, that’s why I always ask you to message me on social media :)
32:42
April 01, 2021
Miles Davis and The new Soundcloud
I give my two cents on all of this
43:11
March 30, 2021
Flugelhorn tapers and everyday life
A little about flugelhorn tapers and my therapy session that interrupted the episode !!
43:01
March 29, 2021
Am I addicted to benzodiazepines
Yikes I never thought about this until hearing Demi Lovato speak about her struggle on Joe Rogan’s podcast... let’s get into it.
40:52
March 28, 2021
Lessons in leadership
I’ve learned some inspirational things of late and I want to share them with you.
32:34
March 27, 2021
My production workflow
Everything you’d like to know and more about how I make music :)
57:34
March 25, 2021
Be a part of the solution, not the problem!
Ya what I said up there in the title lol
38:29
March 24, 2021
Today is my birthday
I’m 49 today, just some reflecting on all of that :)
16:41
March 21, 2021
The labels
Just some banter on labels and my flugelhorn signal chain!!
26:47
March 18, 2021
The human condition
A little about the reality of virtual vs. physical interactions and setting expectations accordingly.
26:28
March 14, 2021
Rebuilding a Les Paul and some more analog gear !
General ram linings about how to ensure you have what you need for a project before you start one!!
17:39
March 13, 2021
Analog and your DAW
Add some old school outboard gear to the mix, it’s well worth it !
16:39
March 08, 2021
I’m back... again
Explanation and some talk about analog gear and Spotify
29:44
February 28, 2021
Dropped on Spotify
Not sure what the plan is over at Spotify but they are no longer supporting my efforts and have simply dropped me right back where I started 2 years ago...
27:34
January 15, 2021
Back in 2021
It’s been a while but I’m coming back !!
32:20
January 06, 2021
Always come back to it
Timing plays an important role in our lives, let’s get into some real world examples.
59:53
December 11, 2020
Good vibes are powerful
Sending someone some good vibes can do so much for both sides, get out there and share the love.
54:16
December 04, 2020
Changing with the times
I never know what to call these episodes lol anyone have any thoughts???
01:02:35
November 25, 2020
Keep things in range
Updates on the Blessing flugelhorn and more thought on the range of goals and that concept in general.
50:13
November 20, 2020
Cheerleading is only the beginning
Rabbit hole here, lol... you’ve been warned. Feeling a little better and my rant here shows it!!
54:18
November 17, 2020
My distributor pick for 2021
Based on experiences over the last few years, I’m weighing in on who I’ve used and who I’ll use for the foreseeable future...
46:27
November 13, 2020
Let’s get personal
Feeling as though this podcast / monologue has evolved into my own personal therapy session, may as well just roll with it :)
30:28
November 10, 2020
What a mess
The last few weeks have been rough for sure, apologies this was the best I could do under those circumstances... hopefully I turned a corner here and I’ll be back in good form soon. Thanks
13:48
November 06, 2020
Took some time away, quick recap
Doing my first dialog podcast and some of the things I’ve been dealing with of late.
23:53
October 30, 2020
Hundreds of millions of “me”
I’ve grown tired of listening to the wealthy and “elite” in our society try to convince me that they have some clue what the “me’s” in this country need. Here are some of my thoughts...
26:34
October 24, 2020
It was me all along
Of course there is a political rant in here but also some great realizations I’ve recently had where I discovered that I was my own obstacle...
55:33
October 23, 2020
Slow your role to know your role
Take a minute to slow down and fully understand this dynamic in your world. This one starts off with a bit about trumpet mouthpieces lol but it’s “gets there” eventually :)
52:04
October 15, 2020
No more excuses
Be your own advocate and take hold of the present, no more complaints or excuses and get it out there!!
30:03
October 12, 2020
Muscle memory for your brain
Something I came across talking with a colleague today and thought I’d share.
35:26
October 06, 2020
The Personal Touch
People really are the most important part of the equation... don’t forget that. Slow down, let your guard down and come from a place of humility and sincerity and see where that takes you.
59:33
October 01, 2020
SoundCloud Survey
My thoughts on surveys in general and In specific to this “ask” from SoundCloud... careful what you ask for :)
01:08:42
September 28, 2020
Vested Perspective and the drive to get there
I had some unique experiences last week so come enjoy my positive but special rant monologue.
01:12:37
September 28, 2020
Social Interactions may have changed but still have great impact
Social Interactions may have changed but still have great impact even though in-person interactions are likely at an all time low globally.
50:04
September 21, 2020
Personal demons
Lots about why I’m doing this, the challenges I face daily and how I overcome adversity to persevere
51:46
September 16, 2020
Record labels and “stuff”
Deciding on working with a record label and all that goes with that approach.
45:24
September 13, 2020
Be the best YOU, you can be
Some fun stuff in the first segment but man we get into some awesome dialog in the 2nd segment... check this one out, really good stuff in here, I promise :)
01:23:10
September 11, 2020
Horns and streams
Horns!! Looks like I’m selling some horns, again... and I take a look at my streams, which is something I don’t often do anymore... hmmm
49:48
September 09, 2020
Some old, some new and even a song...
Let me know if you think music on this platform is a mistake, lol I didn’t even realize you could add songs here (sadly) so if it sucks I won’t do it again :)
38:32
September 07, 2020
Over simplifying problems
Taking off from the previous episode, I talk about some principles to consider when solving problems and some of the fundamental pitfalls you may encounter.
53:55
September 05, 2020
Contradiction, expectation and accountability
This is a good one. Let’s walk through these topics and see why they are critical and then talk about when to add new initiatives to your business strategy.
48:26
September 04, 2020
Synthwave and the state of our nation
You know me, all over the place but some really good insight into behaviors and how to do something meaningful to affect change.
52:57
September 02, 2020
Format change
A brief explanation on why I just deleted most of the content here and where I’m going and how I’m planning to continue...
32:30
September 01, 2020
What to do when you land 3 songs on a Spotify Editorial playlist
So you’re starting to see some success by way of editorials on Spotify.... what does that mean, what should you be doing, and how do you get there.
41:13
December 30, 2019
PlaylistPush 2020
New affiliate PlaylistPush, interesting metic analysis and goal oriented banter!!
50:40
December 12, 2019
Spotify Year End
End of the year and Spotify has sent everyone their “report card” I have some thoughts on this of course !!
22:43
December 05, 2019
Playlist addition!
Added another track to an editorial, some great accolades to Distrokid and a big miss by Amuse...
39:29
December 01, 2019
Amuse is amusing !
Just my experience with amuse and there so called “new label” model...
21:55
November 15, 2019
A new Artist???
Falling in love with synthwave, 16 new tracks and what the heck to do with them!
35:48
October 31, 2019
A new record label
Had a call with a new kind of record label, sounds interesting, we’ll see where it goes...
32:55
October 03, 2019
Coming in hot!
Ooof... I worked myself up into a bit of a frenzy here... many new topics and a few revisits. Let me know what you think.
40:46
October 01, 2019
Synthwave
A new found passion for synthwave, the style, genre and aesthetic and then I went on a music business and political rant lol Enjoy :)
18:21
September 30, 2019
My trumpets
All about the 3 horns I currently play and some mouthpiece discussion.
10:53
September 26, 2019
EDM Performances or a lack there of???
Why do I see so many videos of EDM performances where it’s simply someone trying a knob over and over?
09:45
September 25, 2019
I’m back!
I’ve been out of it for a bit but I’m coming back to talk about who I am, what I’m doing and why I’m doing it.
09:41
September 25, 2019
Music Resume 101
Talking about why it’s important to have a “musical resume” and how to recognize and leverage indirect opportunities by putting yourself out there and participating with sincerity.
15:15
September 01, 2019
Setting Expectations
Setting Expectations about playlists, time to realization and foundational preparation.
16:47
July 17, 2019
Songwriting, Self Confidence and Execution
The topics Songwriting and Execution come up often so here I’ll provide some insight on how to overcome self doubt.
18:23
July 12, 2019
Promotional considerations
Some thoughts on what larger labels are doing for promotional costs from personal experiences.
18:11
July 10, 2019
The Music Business struggle is real
The struggle that we all go through trying to progress in the music business as independent artists is real, you can listen to me sound off about this.
21:57
July 10, 2019