Santiago speaks about systemic racism. There's a lot of information on this podcast, and the transcript, as well as the sources can be found on my website:
Dustin Miller is a polymath, autodidact, content creator, and polyinnovator. What that means is that he does a lot of stuff and is self-taught, but it also means that you can do it, too! We talked about education, spirituality, and society. You can find all of Dustin’s stuff on his website: https://polyinnovator.space/
Lee Chambers is a life coach and environmental psychologist with his own business that helps people essentialize (or as he would spell it, Essentialise) their lives through “personal life coaching, bespoke nutrition, and cognitive analysis”. I spoke with Lee, who resides in Preston in the UK, through Zoom, so you’ll hear a little bit of my echo, but that’s worth it to hear Lee’s wisdom. You can find Lee’s stuff on his website: https://www.essentialise.co.uk/
Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, which includes Beverly Hills Chairs, Custom Tobacco, and Veloz Solutions. If that doesn’t make him busy enough, he also contributes to a number of publications including, but not limited to, Forbes and HuffPost. He also regularly speaks to businesses, universities, and and non-profit organizations about leadership and business. He has his own podcast, Thirty Minute Mentors, where he interviews leaders and accomplished people about leadership, business, and success.
We talked about starting a business, communication, and spirituality. Get to know Adam!
You can find all of Adam’s things on his website: https://adammendler.com/
Michael Murphy is my friend Meghan’s dad, and he works in medical response for disasters and crises. Basically, he helps keep things going as smoothly as possible at hospitals when disaster strikes. While it seems to be appropriate for me to have a guest that works in that field for the current COVID-19 epidemic, we didn’t talk about that, deliberately, in order to not add to the confusion surrounding that. If you’re looking for something about that, there’s plenty of official information on that from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control. Regardless of that, it was a very interesting conversation and we talked about public health, technology and how it affects medical systems, spirituality, morality, and humanity. Get to know Michael Murphy!
This is the second episode that was recorded last week, which this is a continuation of. I took the outro from the end of this episode and put it on the end of last week’s episode. Anyways, we talked about morality regarding age and consent and time not being linear and many other things that get a bit deeper, and also really simple. You can find Meghan’s stuff on Instagram: https://instagram.com/_megsthetic
You can find Sable’s stuff on her website: https://sableann.com/
Meghan has been on the podcast before and we’ve talked about anime. Sable has been on the podcast before as well. She’s my wife. Meghan, Sable, and I talked about media and what it’s about, what it’s doing to us, and so on in this trying time of social distancing. We get real deep about soulmates and morality and, most importantly, Frozen II. We recorded two episodes at once, so this one has the outro of the second one, and it ends a little abruptly before said intro. Check out Meghan’s stuff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_megsthetic/
Check out Sable’s stuff on her website: https://sableann.com/
Sable Ann is my wife. Since we’re happily stuck together during this time of quarantine, we figured we’d do a podcast together in order to be safe for any other guest I would bring on the podcast. We talked about rich folks’ privilege, fan privilege, American Exceptionalism, Star Wars, Legend of Korra, and many other things. Enjoy!
You can find Sable’s stuff on Instagram:
Nelson Gonzalez is back, but we hear about him for the first time! He's a bassist and he also runs SaintsSessions, a weekly (not counting quarantine time) jazz show that showcases different jazz artists from the Oklahoma music scene. Get to know Nelson!
You can go to http://oksessions.com/saintssessions/ to find out more about those shows, which happen every Thursday night at Saints, a pub in the Plaza District of OKC. You can follow Nelson on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/noslengonzalez03/
Dr. Pants returns again again! This time, to talk about his upcoming album, Deliver Humankind, among many other things, like influences on David’s music, David Bowie, what could or wouldn’t go on a Dr. Pants record, and many other things! Find all of David Broyles’ music on his website: https://doctorpants.com/
Dr. KaDee Bramlett is back and we talked about triathlons, education, music, and doing difficult things in general. You can find them on Instagram:
And on YouTube:
Dr. KaDee Bramlett is a professor of music theory, aural skills, and oboe at the University of Central Oklahoma. They’ve also recently gotten into triathlons and marathons, so we talked about that some, but we also talked about music, Buddhism, morality, and many other things. Get to know KaDee! You can find them on Instagram:
And on YouTube:
Nelson Gonzalez is a bassist and runs Saints Sessions. The first podcast with the interview was lost because I made a stupid mistake, so we did the second podcast anyways, and you can stay tuned to hear his interview podcast later. We talked about Venezuela, how its culture makes its way into our music, and what music is making us stretch further as musicians. You can go to http://oksessions.com/saintssessions/ to find out more about those shows, which happen every Thursday night at Saints, a pub in the Plaza District of OKC. You can follow Nelson on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/noslengonzalez03/
Dylan Walling is back and we talked about politics, society, culture, America, and most importantly, Andrew Yang.
You can find Dylan playing with The Sweet Talkers: https://www.instagram.com/thesweettalkersmusic/
Mylo Sonder is back and we talked about music, separating art from the artist, enjoying artists other people hate, and effective apologies. You can find Mylo on Instagram:
It’s episode 200. The last hundredth episode, I was interviewed by Sable, my now-wife. This time, I had Mac interview me, who has been an avid, vocal listener of the podcast. It was a fun experience having Mac host, but also having my questions turned on me. Let’s see how I’ve changed in 100 episodes. You can find all of my stuff on my website:
You can find Mac on Twitter or Instagram:
Mylo Sonder is a guitarist and musician currently playing with the band Pabu. We talked about music, anime, spirituality, and martial arts, among other things. Get to know Mylo!
Another Electric Pizza concert I haven’t posted to the podcast, so getting it to your ears and really get to know what you’re in for with an Electric Pizza concert. If this makes you excited, then I’ve got news for you: the next Electric Pizza concert will be on February 3rd at the UCO Jazz Lab at 7:30pm. It is a free concert with free pizza. It’s also the same day that Power Cycle, the experimental electronic trio I’m in, will be releasing our first album of completely improvised music: Too Many Damn Cables. You can listen to the single on all streaming platforms right now, “A Beginner’s Guide to Arcane Summoning”. And if you’re not already following Power Cycle on the social media stuff, it’s @PowerCycleMusic on everything! Anyways, here’s the program that you’re gonna listen to/are already listening to:
1. Electric Pizza Theme Song by L. Keith White
2. Warm-Up by Power Cycle
3. How Beautiful It Is to Take In by Santiago Ramones
4. Lo-fi Lullaby by Breck McGough
5. Red Giant by J.R. Edwards
6. Three Meditations on Poems by Julia McConnell I. Boundless by Breck McGough
7. II. Visiting Home While in Town for a Conference
8. III. June Valentine
9. The Vicious Cycle by Santiago Ramones
10. With a Little Help from Our Friends by Santiago Ramones.
Featured on this concert is Power Cycle: J.R. Edwards, Breck McGough, and me, Santiago Ramones, as well as (in order of “me remembering who was on stage by the final piece”) Stephanie Peñate, Keegan Darrow, Michael Blanton, Julia McConnell, Brian Lamb, Sam Magrill, Steve Hansen, and Tess Remy-Schumacher. Link to the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtL7SzbBYkgYtvrsMFBefwrw-DaY5mZnm
The concert was recorded at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab on April 10th, 2019 - "With a Little Help from Our Friends" The audio was produced by Bryan Mitschell and Santiago Ramones. The video was edited and produced by Infinitone Music, LLC - J.R. Edwards and Santiago Ramones.
Almost an entire year later, I’m finally putting this concert on the podcast. Power Cycle put on a concert at the UCO Jazz Lab on January 23rd, 2019. This is the audio from that. You can find the video for the concert on Power Cycle's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtL7SzbBYkgYvOKjZKO8rWm2XfGjyyD0o
This is also partially to get you excited about our upcoming album, Too Many Damn Cables, which will be released on February 3rd, and the single, “A Beginner’s Guide to Arcane Summoning”, will be released tomorrow! You’ll find it streaming everywhere, I hope.
1. Electric Pizza Theme Song by L. Keith White
2. New Piece for a New Year by L. Keith White and Power Cycle
3. Icicles by Santiago Ramones
4. Winter's End by J.R. Edwards
5. Heart of Spaces by L. Keith White and Power Cycle
6. Lepidoptera by Breck McGough
7. Looper Games by Santiago Ramones and Power Cycle
The video was recorded at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab on January 23rd, 2019 - "Happy New Year!" The audio was produced by Bryan Mitschell. The video was edited and produced by Infinitone Music, LLC - J.R. Edwards and Santiago Ramones.
Dylan Walling is a pianist and music teacher. He played with Haniwa, which is a band not active at the moment. We talked about music, why we do it, spirituality, morality, and politics. It was a really good conversation.
Well, this isn’t Bit Depth. But it does include Santiago Ramones. Sounds Welcome is a podcast by Kaelan Deese where he has music, news, interviews, social justice, and thought-provoking debates. This is actually the last episode of that podcast, and it features Jackson Fritts (with a short performance from him as Chameleon Factory), Tai Phan, Kaelan Deese, and myself, Santiago Ramones. We discussed our top albums of the decade, for which we each made lists.
A quick note about audio: there were some errors in the audio that caused random snippets of sound to be cut out, so you’ll likely hear audio dropouts at the ends of words or in the middle of sentences. I tried to clean it up as much as I could, but I can’t do much about missing sounds. Regardless, you can still pretty much understand everything, although Jackson and I had to share a microphone, so you’ll hear a lot of volume differences between us.
Lastly, I don’t have the other guys’ lists, but here’s mine, not in order of preference, but in order of release:
Gotye - Making Mirrors (2011)
Björk - Biophilia (2011)
Disasterpeace - FEZ OST (2012)
Death Grips - The Money Store (2012)
Woodkid - The Golden Age (2013)
Darren Korb - Transistor: Original Soundtrack (2014)
Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves (2015)
Son Lux - Bones (2015)
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)
clipping. - Splendor & Misery (2016)
Brand New - Science Fiction (2017)
Everything Everything - A Fever Dream (2017)
Moses Sumney - Aromanticism (2017)
Definitely check out Sounds Welcome:
Mars joins me again and we talked about anything and everything - from food and condiments, to the Internet, to famous people, and many more things. You can find Mars on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/punk_crocs/
Mars is a musician and college student and we talked about music, morality, feminism, and sexual education. You can find Mars on Instagram, on which you can also find their music on Spotify: https://www.instagram.com/punk_crocs/
Eli Rawson is back and we talked about a range of things, like free will, having difficult conversations with different religious views, Andrew Yang, and video games! You can find all of Eli’s stuff on twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dungeonmastereli
Eli Rawson is a Dungeon Master and gamer who is slowly growing his Twitch channel, DungeonMasterEli. However, Eli recently found his way out of the church, and having been raised as a Southern Baptist, his story was something I really wanted to discuss, having experienced something similar myself. So get to know Eli, and then go watch his stuff on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/dungeonmastereli
In September of last year, I had Breck McGough on my podcast. I figured I’d repost his episode with some of his music at the end to promote his Graduate Composition Recital which is tonight at 7:30pm in Radke Fine Arts Theater at UCO - 100 North University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034, Edmond, OK 73034.
The pieces at the end are “Lullaby”, “Psychokinetoscope: Hommage a John Carpenter” and “Roses in December: In Memoriam Kathleen Rose”.
Breck McGough is a composer and singer that I know through UCO. We’re in a trio of electronic music called Power Cycle, which includes Jonathan Edwards (Bit Depth 126). Breck and I talked about music and spirituality. You can find some of his music on his SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/breck-mcgough
Cory and Terry come by once again and we talked about something that I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while: why are people in America so bad at failing? We get into Incels, entitlement, politics, social media, and a vast variety of things that’ll make you think about things differently. Terry is not pimping himself on social media at the moment, but you can find what Cory does through the company he works for: https://www.offgridenterprises.org/
Sable is my wife and we got married on October 10th. We talked about how stressful, wonderful, stupid, heartfelt, and expensive getting married was and give some tips for anyone interested in making their wedding their own. Sable and I have been together for almost ten years, so we’ve kinda been working towards and discussing our wedding for a while, and now that it happened, we had stuff to say about it. Why get married? Why have a wedding? How’d we get engaged? All this and more!
You can find Sable’s stuff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sableann_creations/
Jesse WhiteDeer joins me again and we discuss religion, music, nerdiness, and a great deal of other stuff. Check out all of the goings on at all the places in Ada:
Sable and I are getting married on October 10th and I’ve let go of enough shame to be able to ask for assistance. Weddings and honeymoons are expensive and there are lots of costs that nobody sees coming. So there’s ways that you can help us out:
tgt.gifts/sabliago is the best way of doing so immediately - you can buy us stuff from Target, where we’re registered.
Another way of doing so is the common ways you can support me anyways: santiagoramones.bandcamp.com and anchor.fm/santiagoramones are ways that you can throw money that will count as supporting my music or the podcast, but the platforms take a percentage, if you’re down with that.
Lastly, you can simply Venmo me money directly, so you can find me @SantiagoRamones
Not hard, right? Anyways, any support helps, and if you’d rather just support by leaving a comment or review, that helps a ton, too, even if it’s not with money, but it lets me know that people have my back!
Thanks for being a listener and thanks for your support!
Jesse WhiteDeer is a promoter/booker in Ada, Oklahoma for Vintage 22 and The Lot. We talked about music, music business, spirituality, and being a good person. Check out all of the goings on at all the places in Ada:
Kat and I talked about a variety of things: aura colors, zodiac signs, the music industry, how gendered musical roles are, and many other random things. You should check out Kat’s music, which is streaming everywhere, but since most people listen on Spotify:
Kat Lock is a singer and songwriter. We talked about music, music theatre, television, spirituality, and more! She recently had a new EP released called You Again, which you can find on Spotify, Apple Music, and all of the other music streaming platforms. Listen all the way to the end to hear “Embarrassed” at the end of the podcast!
Will Pope is a podcast host and strategic communications major at UCO. We talked about communication, politics, religion, and video games. I really enjoyed having a deep conversation with Will. Check out his podcast, Open Broadcast, on all podcast platforms: https://anchor.fm/william-pope7
Reece Carmen is back and we talked about the local music scene, social media branding, and politics. It was great to talk to such a smart dude with a lot going for him. Reece gives me optimism for the future of music in Oklahoma. You can follow Reece on Instagram: https://instragram.com/reece.carmen.music
Reece Carmen is a sixteen year old musician who plays drums with The Kelleys, but he also writes about and discusses the local music scene. We talked about music, philosophy, and politics. Get to know Reece! You can follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reece.carmen.music/
Chase Hampton, whose artist name is Pierrot le Fou on SoundCloud, joins me as we talk about stumbling our way into adulthood, the feeble backbone of society, being plugged into the matrix, and how people don’t appreciate good music. The track at the end is by Chase, which is called “Takumi”. You can find his music on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/thechampton or follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheChampton
The Lunar Laugh is a band consisting of Connor Anderson, Jared Lekites, Campbell Young, and potentially many others that they get to play with them live. I, at least, had those three on the podcast. We talked about their newest release, Goodnight Noises Everywhere. We also talked about music in general, the music industry, and exclusive Lunar Laugh fragrances (that last one was a joke). “Another Casualty” is the song that plays at the end of the episode. You can support them by buying their music on Bandcamp: https://thelunarlaugh.bandcamp.com/
Johnny Manchild and I discussed the future of music, timeless and “magical” music, how streaming has changed music, and the popular music of today, about which we are very curmudgeonly. You can find Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards on all of the streaming platforms, but you can also give to them directly via their Bandcamp: https://johnnymanchild.bandcamp.com/
Johnny Manchild is the keyboardist and lead singer of Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards. We talked about his band, music, and morality.
At the end of this podcast, their new single, “The Message”, which will be fully released on Monday, July 29th. But you can listen to it FIRST here on Bit Depth. https://johnnymanchild.bandcamp.com/
This episode is a repost of episode 47 with Dustin Ragland. It was originally posted on December 29th, 2016. Since then, I’m sure he and I have grown as people and musicians. I’d love to have him on again sometime. The reason I’m reposting this episode is because he has a show on Friday, July 19th at Commonplace Books at 6:30pm. He’s doing a live poetry reading and music inspired by Dostoevsky, which should tell you just how much of a genius Dustin is. I also have a show that evening at The Patriarch in Edmond, which starts at 8pm, so if you want to make it to both, you can. Anyways, here’s the text from the original:
“Dustin Ragland is a musician, teacher, producer, father, and many other things. He's incredibly smart and I thoroughly enjoyed having him on the podcast. He's one of my favorite teachers at ACM (but I have too many favorites). You can find him and his work at www.youngweather.com”
This week, I’m joined by Mac, who plays in Off Brand and previously in Pluto Rest in Peace. We talked about music education, academia, music composition, and what we’ve been listening to lately. You can find Mac on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notthatmac/
Blu Lirette is a photographer and model and we talked about photography, social media, spirituality, and tattoos. You can find everything Blu does on social media:https://twitter.com/littlelirette_
This series of pieces is an anthology series exploring ideas in technology, humanity, and the future. Like Black Mirror but with music. These pieces were performed at my Graduate Composition Performance on April 11th, 2019 at the UCO Jazz Lab as part of the requirements of my Master of Music Composition degree. Due to the nature of how much work every music student is given each semester, some of the performances are not perfect, but I am happy with how well the show went. I highly recommend that you go to my website and watch the videos and look at the program notes with lyrics to really get the most out of the content. It was video recorded by J.R. Edwards and the audio was produced by Bryan Mitschell. The artwork was drawn by Nathan M. Kent and the Graphic Design for the poster and booklet was by Sable Ann.
The whole Machinations experience can be found on my website:
Derek Brown is back and we talked about personality, music, ego, creativity, and authenticity. You can go see The Flaming Lips on tour in various places, and you can listen to their new album, King’s Mouth. http://www.flaminglips.com/
Derek Brown is a keyboardist, guitarist, and tour manager for The Flaming Lips, and also runs the Business Development Center at ACM@UCO. It was a pleasure to have him on. We talked about music, spirituality, politics, and more music. You can go see The Flaming Lips on tour in various places, and you can listen to their new album, King’s Mouth. http://www.flaminglips.com/
I had more questions to ask Scott Booker about spirituality, and then we both talked about spirituality and the future of the music industry in Oklahoma. Scott is such a wonderful and honest person - I think that there’s no one else that could have created ACM@UCO and I’m so glad that the future of the Oklahoma music industry has a person like him to help make it a truly great place to make music. Listen to all the bands that Scott manages and check out ACM@UCO.
Scott Booker is a manager of artists and musicians, most notably of The Flaming Lips. He’s also the CEO of ACM@UCO. We talked about music, how he came to be a manager, and how ACM@UCO began. We ended up splitting this episode into two parts, so stay tuned for next week’s episode! Listen to all the bands that Scott manages and check out ACM@UCO.
Elecktra Stanislava and Evan Jarvicks are back and we talked about spirituality, God, political division, and music. Get to know them even more! You can find Elecktra’s stuff on her website or through Facebook You can find Evan’s Oklahoma music coverage at makeoklahomaweirder.com or his own stuff on jarvix.net
Elecktra Stanislava is a “polymath musician composer artist handywoman ordained minister witch amateur ornithologist enfj and working mom” according to her Instagram, and Evan Jarvicks, also known as Jarvix, is a ukulooptist and covers Oklahoma music with “Make Oklahoma Weirder”. We talked about music in Oklahoma, how they got started in music, and their opinions on music. I normally have two halves in the interview episode, but they’re brilliant folks so we had to make two separate interview episodes for both of them. Get to know them!You can find Elecktra’s stuff on her website or through Facebook You can find Evan’s Oklahoma music coverage at makeoklahomaweirder.com or his own stuff on jarvix.net
Jack Martin and Mac Siegel from Off Brand are back and we’re here to complain about the Oklahoma City music scene and perhaps even hypothesize about what would make it better, even going so far as to suggest the logistics of a music union. This is all based on Mac’s hot take, and I certainly trust Mac and Jack’s expertise on this because I probably don’t know what the hell I’m talking about. Anyways, you should check out Off Brand and their new single: https://instagram.com/offbrandband/
Off Brand is a rock band in OKC, often describing themselves as the #worstbandinOKC, and I was happy to have Jack Martin and Mac Siegel from the band doing a double interview. This one gets dense, deep, and it’s pretty long. This conversation is notably different from their usual demeanor which is usually never serious, so I was glad to get a different side of them. You can find them on all the social media stuff, but I think their best stuff is probably through Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/offbrandband/
Alex Sanchez is back and we talked a lot about video games, memes, the Internet, the future, and such. We start with some spoilers to Attack on Titan, so if you don’t want that, skip to 00:01:55 and we’ll be beyond the quick Attack on Titan conversation. Alex Sanchez is a comedian and hosts Public Access, an Open Mic night at Paseo Plunge in OKC. He also co-hosts a Christian music podcast called The Praisedown. Follow him on Twitter @SeriousSanchez https://twitter.com/SeriousSanchez
Alex Sanchez is a comedian and hosts Public Access, an Open Mic night at Paseo Plunge in OKC. He also co-hosts a Christian music podcast called The Praisedown. We talk about comedy, religion, politics, you know, the usual. Follow him on Twitter @SeriousSanchez https://twitter.com/SeriousSanchez
Don’t Tell Dena is a psychedelic rock band based in Oklahoma City. They’ve been hard at work on a new album/EP, and you can catch them all over the place playing awesome shows all over the state of Oklahoma. It was a super fun time and I’m happy to have caught up with them again. I used to play bass for them but now they’re even better without me! You can listen to their music anywhere you can stream or buy music or find all their stuff on their website: http://donttelldena.com/
Chris Prather (@chris_arden_prather) joins me again and we talk about making music, the different considerations when writing for different mediums and genres, and my own insecurities when making music. You can find Chris’ stuff on Instagram; he’ll have an album out soon! https://www.instagram.com/chris_arden_prather/
Chris Prather is a composer and percussionist in Grad School studying Music Composition at OCU. We talked about music, the process, and politics. You can find him on Instagram @chris_arden_pratherhttps://www.instagram.com/chris_arden_prather/
Eli Tostado and I started on talking about relationships but we inevitably started talking about music business, the local music scene, and being a professional in this industry. You can find her on most social media @flowerboi_94 and her band @bedtimetheband
Stephanie Peñate is back and we talk about growing up brown in America, politics, religion, and many other things. As usual, things get a bit deep! She plays keys for Dire Gnome and has a podcast called Color Me In
Stephanie Peñate is a keyboardist and music production student at ACM@UCO. She plays keys for Dire Gnome and has a podcast called Color Me In. We talked about music and being brown and religion and such. Get to know Stephanie! The song at the end of the podcast is "Skinshifter" by Dire Gnome!
Oxford comma! Leotie and Keathley (Bit Depth #124) join me for a fun conversation about music, trolleys, immigration, and more music! You can find Leotie’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, and all the places that you may stream and download music. You can find Keathley’s music on those places, too! Support your local artists! You can also find Leotie on Instagram @leotiemusic and Keathley @keathleymusicThey’re really good with SEO, which is tech-business speak for “search engine optimization”, and I am not, because who is really looking up the phrase “Bit Depth”, anyways?
Leotie is Caleb Starr. Caleb Starr is Leotie. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, Caleb and I talked about music, politics, spirituality, and Death Cab for Cutie. You can find Leotie’s song, “Karaoke”, on Spotify, Apple Music, and all the usual places you would stream/download music. You can also follow Caleb on Instagram @leotiemusic
Adam Marquez is back and we talked about music, memes, how the further fragmentation of niche subgroups creates ridiculous ideas, and how inherent traits in systems create emergent properties as a system progresses. Those are certainly all words. He doesn’t really have his own stuff to promote quite yet, but you can support some of the bands he’s played with (or you can be a creep and find him on Facebook, I guess) :
The So Help Me’s
Pluto Rest in Peace
Adam Marquez is a guitarist and musician, and of course, we talked about music - how he got started, major influences, and ideas in music that keep it enjoyable. He doesn’t really have his own stuff to promote quite yet, but you can support some of the bands he’s played with (or you can be a creep and find him on Facebook, I guess) :
The So Help Me’s
Pluto Rest in Peace
Tyler Thomas is a trombonist and all around great musician. It was great to reconnect with him and have deep conversations about music and its importance. You can find him on Instagram @tyler_thomas_ig
Tyler Thomas is a trombonist and all around great musician. It was great to reconnect with him and have deep conversations about music and its importance. You can find him on Instagram @tyler_thomas_ig
Since I am still bad at organizing things, instead of an interview this week, I decided to show you, loyal listener, some songs that have yet to be released by me. All of these were written as far back as 2017 and I had made demos for a class. Some have been updated or refreshed but they are still essentially demos - proofs of concept rather than full tracks.
00:18 - “We Are One” - This was my strange attempt at making a “world peace”, hippie style song. I think if I were to do a full production of this, I would need “We Are the World” levels of involvement. I tried using science as motivation for unity. This is a song that is not likely to be released on a full album any time soon because I don’t feel like it fits for me as an artist, nor do I think it fits with any album concepts I have percolating in my mind at the moment. I’m somewhat embarrassed of the song, I think, but it is what it is, so here you go.
04:16 - “Trauma (Live)” - Ok, so not exactly unreleased, since I’ve already played it on the podcast, but still has yet to get a proper release. This was played for an Electric Pizza concert and it features Breck McGough on backup vocals, J.R. Edwards on Cello, and Trevor Lindley on drums. I wrote this song from the point of view of a soldier with PTSD and how this person would cope with the things they had to do in the military. This will definitely make its way onto a future album.
07:52 - “The Vicious Cycle” - This one is from the point of view of a drug addict who has gotten to the point where he no longer wants to harm his family with his addiction, but he still has a long way to go to make up for his mistakes. For whatever reason, I felt the song’s character had an accent. I think it has more to go with the production, but I think the demo shows what the song is capable of, and it’s one of my favorite songs that I’ve written.
12:16 - “Star Destroyer” - Sometimes, I give myself tasks or inspirations for future songs, like “Write a song with a mantra” or “Make a track with no sustain”. For this one, the inspiration was “Make a song like an anime opening”. There’s a story in this song, which is like an anime in itself, and it’s sci-fi inspired and pretty cheesy. It was a lot of fun to sing in this style. I know this will make it onto a future album.
Patrick Conlon is a wellspring of knowledge, be it academic, or general life advice. I happened to express some random frustrations I had in mind, and he offered a lot of insights on how to navigate situations regarding shame and music.You can find Patrick’s stuff on his website and his Instagram:https://www.patrickconlonmusic.com/https://www.instagram.com/patrick_conlon_music/
Patrick Conlon is a composer, violinist, artist, writer, teacher, and administrator. He is the Assistant Director for ACM@UCO and teaches there, as well as plays violin professionally for a variety of gigs. We talked about learning music, composing, what makes art important, spirituality, and his guiding philosophy. Although I already state in the podcast, Patrick has been a mentor to me in my time at ACM, and I am extremely grateful for all of his time and advice. With that, you should definitely check out what he’s got going on at his website: www.patrickconlonmusic.com as well as on his Instagram: www.instagram.com/patrick_conlon_music/
After doing a second podcast and finding out that it didn’t record, I had to get Jonathan Edwards back on to do the second podcast. We talked about music, composing, communicating about our craft, and stuff we enjoy listening to, among other things. You can find Jon @tuneselectgo on Instagram.
I didn’t want to break up the (power) cycle of the Electric Pizza concerts, so here’s the third Power Cycle (Jonathan Edwards, Breck McGough, and myself) concert, which was on November 4th and titled “Remembrance”, inspired by November holidays. I’m not all that patriotic, but it was interesting to do. If you want to watch it, it’s on the Jazz Lab’s Facebook.
00:17 - Electric Pizza Theme - Composed and performed by L. Keith White
09:04 - Laptop Rondo - Composed by L. Keith White and Power Cycle; performed by Power Cycle
23:10 - Trauma - Composed by Santiago Ramones; performed by Power Cycle, featuring Trevor Lindley on drums
27:01 - Pastel Skies - Composed and performed by J.R. Edwards
30:17 - Honoring Veterans - Composed by L. Keith White and Power Cycle; performed by Power Cycle
36:43 - Gratitude - Composed by Santiago Ramones; performed by Power Cycle and audience members
43:08 - Roses In December: In Memoriam Kathleen Rose - Composed and performed by Breck McGough
47:34 - November Celebration - Composed by L. Keith White; performed by Power Cycle
Notes: Laptop Rondo, Honoring Veterans, and November Celebration had instructions from L. Keith White, and was put together by Power Cycle.
Gratitude involved audience members reading a poem I wrote.
The concert was recorded and mixed by Bryan Mitschell.
Since I am still dealing with a cold and still don’t want to be coughing into your ears for an interview, here’s the second Electric Pizza Concert, which was a Halloween show. This is a concert that I played on October 8th of 2018 with Power Cycle, an electronic trio that includes myself (Santiago Ramones), Breck McGough, and Jonathan Edwards. We’re all graduate music composition majors and we’re led by Dr. L. Keith White. Since this is a live recording, you can hear applause, talking, mistakes, and all the other things that can be heard at a live concert. You can watch the concert on Facebook through the UCO Jazz Lab page, which I would recommend, since there are a lot of visual elements that make up the show. The program is as follows:
00:16 - Electric Pizza Theme - Composed and performed by L. Keith White
08:20 - Prelude in Fear Minor - Adapted from Johann Sebastian Bach, improvised by Power Cycle
13:26 - Discomfort 2 - Composed and performed by Santiago Ramones
15:46 - Lullaby - Composed by Breck McGough, performed by Power Cycle
20:12 - Cocaine Nightmare - Composed and performed by Santiago Ramones
24:50 - Psychokinetoscope: Hommage a John Carpenter - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
28:40 - A Ghost Story - Composed and performed by J.R. Edwards
32:31 - Nosferatu - Live scored/improvised by Power Cycle; short film edit by J.R. Edwards
A note about Electric Pizza Theme: This is an omnisensory piece of music that includes hearing (music), seeing (looking at the performer and pizza), feeling (holding pizza), smelling (smelling pizza), and tasting (eating pizza). While this piece is performed, pizza is delivered to the audience.
A note about Nosferatu: Jonathan cut down and made a version of the original Nosferatu film, which we live scored.
You can find everything Jon Edwards does on his Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tuneselectgo/You can find Breck’s music on his SoundCloud:https://soundcloud.com/breck-mcgough
Since I was too busy to record a podcast for this week, I wanted to try something different this time around. This is a concert that I played on September 10th of 2018 with Power Cycle, an electronic trio that includes myself (Santiago Ramones), Breck McGough, and Jonathan Edwards. We’re all graduate music composition majors and we’re led by Dr. L. Keith White. This was the first concert of our “Electric Pizza” series, which are free concerts with free pizza at which we play experimental, original, and electronic music. Since this is a live recording, you can hear applause, talking, mistakes, and all the other things that can be heard at a live concert. You can watch the concert on Facebook, if you like.Here is the program, with timecodes:
00:19 - Electric Pizza Theme - Composed and performed by L. Keith White
08:33 - Piece for Three Laptops - Wonder - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
14:55 - Mirage - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
18:43 - The Daydreamer Meditates - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
22:38 - Piece for Three Laptops - Hunger - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
29:29 - Ancient Caves - Composed and performed by J. R. Edwards
33:28 - Exit - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
37:44 - Piece for Three Laptops - The Unknown - Composed by L. Keith White, performed and improvised by Power Cycle
44:21 - Bedimming (Mvt. 1) - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
47:49 - Bedimming (Mvt. 2) - Composed by Breck McGough (fixed media)
50:40 - Machinations III - Get It - Composed by Santiago Ramones, performed by Power Cycle
54:43 - Eric (excerpt) - Composed by J. R. Edwards (fixed media)A note about Piece for Three Laptops: while this piece was “composed” by L. Keith White, it’s a structured improvisation, meaning that there are loose directions given to the performers, and the performers improvise based on those directions. Each time it appears on this concert, the music is inspired by the subtitle - Wonder, Hunger, The Unknown.
The music was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Bryan Mitschell.
Troy and I discussed race and how that interacts with our culture, how we can improve conversation, and what problems we are still facing. You can find all of Troy’s stuff, including his new song, “Headache”, on his website: http://troyanthonysmall.com/
Troy Anthony Small is a singer, teacher, arranger, and producer. He has an interesting background and we had a really fun and deep conversation. We get way into music and morality. You can find all his stuff, including his new song, “Headache”, on his website: http://troyanthonysmall.com/
Dr. Scott McAllister is a composer, professor, husband and father. He has composed for Wind Symphony (“Zing!”, “Popcopy”), Clarinet (“Black Dog”, “X Concerto”), and other instruments. He is the Director of the Composition department at the Baylor School of Music in Waco, Texas, and he also teaches composition. He was in Oklahoma for the premiere of “Flight of the Elephant”, a collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma. Due to time constraints, this is a shorter form of the podcast, but the big questions were there, nonetheless. You can find Scott’s music on his website: http://www.lydmusic.com/
Dakota and I started with discussing Star Wars, which has some rich lore. But then we get to what we really wanted to talk about, which was politics. Obviously, we don’t agree on everything, but it’s amazing what you can find that you agree on with someone when you get to sit down and talk like real human beings. I was glad to have the conversation. You can find Dakota’s bands on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/katlock7/https://www.instagram.com/thesweettalkersmusic/https://www.instagram.com/plutoripband/
Dakota Green is the drummer for Kat Lock, The Sweet Talkers, and Pluto Rest in Peace. Normally, I get people on the podcast that I’m usually pretty friendly with and we end up becoming more friendly. However, Dakota and I have argued every once in a while on Facebook, and I didn’t like that. So, instead of sitting back and getting bitter about our differences, I decided that I wanted to get him on the podcast so that we could better understand our differences and get past them. I’m glad I did, because that’s what happens when you sit down and have a civilized conversation with the people you disagree with. So, get to know Dakota!
Breck and I discuss music, history, human senses, communication, and more music. Power Cycle (Jonathan Edwards, Breck McGough, and Santiago Ramones) has a concert on October 8th and it's a Halloween show, so bring your costumes that you've been wanting to wear all year! It's at the UCO Jazz Lab and it starts at 7:30pm. FREE PIZZA. FREE MUSIC. What more could you want?
Hello, and again, welcome to Bit Depth. I’m Santiago Ramones.
I had recorded a podcast for this week, but I was unable to use it due to my own recording mistake. Instead, here’s a repost of a podcast with an old friend. He passed away earlier this year and I miss him dearly.
The text from the original posting:
“After the first conversation with Caleb, he and I spent a long time talking about stuff and wanted to keep that conversation going, since we didn't get it on record. We discuss stuff like the collective vs. the individual, ideal societies, technology, and economics. While it may seem that we get a bit against each other, rest assured that we're totally civil and have absolutely no hard feelings. Such is the nature of ideological conflict. Caleb is a great friend and I look forward to having him on the podcast with other people, too.”
Breck McGough is a composer and singer that I know through UCO. We’re in a trio of electronic music called Power Cycle, which includes Jonathan Edwards (Bit Depth 126). Breck and I talked about music and spirituality. You can find some of his music on his SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/breck-mcgough
I didn't have time to record a podcast this week, so here's a rebroadcast of the bonus episode on a while back with guests Grayson Hamm and Walt Blythe of Space4Lease:
Space4Lease is a psychedelic rock band from Oklahoma City, and this podcast features Grayson Hamm and Walt Blythe (and Caleb Gray in the background). Stick around till the end of the podcast and get to hear an EXCLUSIVE acoustic song from them. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram, or more easily on their website: www.space4leasemusic.com
BJ Mendelson and I discuss privacy, social media, the Internet, artificial intelligence, politics, history, the future, and so on. This was an incredibly informative and fun conversation and I'm super happy to have had BJ on. You can find all of his things on his website, bjmendelson.com
BJ Mendelson is a former mall Santa, author, comic book writer, and public speaker. He's spoken at the United Nations and has written books on privacy and social media. I was super happy to have him on, and through the power of the Internet, neither of us had to travel halfway across the country. You can find all of his stuff on his website, bjmendelson.com
LaRonn is back, and joining us is Ashley Parks, actor and creative. They both star in "9INETY", a 90's style modern sitcom. We talked about film and culture - how we're experiencing a bloom of great films made by great creators, but also how unoriginal other movies can be. We also discussed what it's like to be people of color in this day and age and what the future may hold. You can watch all of LaRonn's short films on his YouTube channel, which Ashley is often a part of.
Joining me this week is LaRonn Marzett. LaRonn is an actor, screenwriter, director, and filmmaker. We discuss film, what makes it good, what it's like to be an indie filmmaker, and so on. He has a show on his YouTube channel called "9INETY", a comedy sitcom inspired by 90's television but set in the modern world. You can watch "9INETY" and his other short films on his YouTube channel, LaRonn Marzett.
Joining me this week is Aidan and Isabel of Sunphaser (Syzygy), and we talk about politics, mental health, education, and society in general. We really go everywhere with this one. You can follow Isabel on Instagram on her main account @isabelnonameherrera or her makeup account @isabelrosemua; you can follow Aidan on Instagram @aidan.mccool; You can follow their band @Sunphaser
Sable wanted to talk about conspiracy theories on the podcast, so we put on our tin foil hats and discussed crazy stuff! We talked about the Mandela Effect, 9/11, Flat Earth Theory, and Simulation Theory, among other things! You can find Sable's stuff on Instagram @sableann_creations
A note about audio: for some reason, both of our microphones ended up a little distorted, and mine actually cut out at times, so in order to hear me during those times, I had to amplify Sable's audio, so you'll hear some noise when that happens. I'm not sure what happened (perhaps the government is onto us!), but I will definitely double/triple check next time!
Aidan McCool is an excellent young bass player that I've had the opportunity of playing alongside. We talked about music, the role of the bassist, spirituality, politics, and video games. You can find him on Instagram @aidan.mccool and you should also check out his band, Sunphaser (soon to be Syzygy): @sunphaser
Nick Ley is back and we talked about spirituality and religion, psychedelics, morality, and being honest with oneself.
You can follow him on Instagram @nicholas_ley or you can find his bands here:
I'm super happy to have had Nick Ley join me on the podcast. Nick is a father, husband, teacher, and musician. He plays with Colourmusic, The Flaming Lips, and The Brothers Griiin. He's also the program director for Music Business at ACM@UCO. He's really freakin' cool. We talked about music, business, and he gave some great advice on making a living being a musician. Get to know Nick! You can follow him on Instagram @nicholas_ley or you can find his bands here:
Jonathan Edwards is a composer, cellist, audio engineer, piano technician, and all around Renaissance man. We discuss music, what motivates his musical ideas, how arts and education can be beneficial, and the universe. It was great to spend time with him and cool to see his studio space. You can find his stuff on YouTube or Instagram @tuneselectgo
Madison joins me again as we talk about the possibilities in the universe, the vastness of existence, and songs that make us cry. This conversation has it all. You can find Madison's music on all of the streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, and if you like it, you can buy the album on through her Bandcamp: https://keathley.bandcamp.com/
You can also follow her on Instagram @keathleymusic or on Twitter @keathley_music
Madison Keathley Lewelling is a singer and songwriter who goes by "Keathley" on stage. We talked about how she got into music, spirituality, politics, and pie. You can buy her stuff on Bandcamp at https://keathley.bandcamp.com/
Or you can stream it on Apple Music, Spotify, and all those platforms.
David Broyles (Dr. Pants) is back and we continue the interview where we talk about spirituality and religion. We also discussed a little of politics and composition, as well as performance. You can find everything Dr. Pants on his Bandcamp: https://drpants.bandcamp.com/
David Broyles, also known as Dr. Pants, was finally on the podcast after much badgering, and I am happy to have had the three corner officemates of ACM@UCO (Sephra Scheuber, Dustin Ragland, David Broyles) on the podcast! Dr. Pants is a composer, songwriter, performer, teacher, father, and husband. David and I talked about music, how he got started, and why it's important. Normally, the interview podcast has spirituality talk, but we got so carried away on music that we put the spirituality stuff on the next one. You can find everything Dr. Pants on his Bandcamp: https://drpants.bandcamp.com/
Ted Tamayo is a badass guitarist that is fully devoted to playing his instrument as best as he possibly can. We discuss music, his journey in improvement, morality, and fitness. Get to know Ted! You can find his Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Tedshredz/
Rozlyn and I got to talk about creativity, like how we lead in a creative environment, how artists fit into genres or move into other genres, and how we create what we create. You can find Rozlyn on Instagram @rozlynzoramusic and her company @meltonmedia! Enjoy!
Rozlyn has been a classmate with me at ACM@UCO, so it was only a matter of time before I got her on the podcast. Rozlyn is a songwriter, producer, audio engineer, photographer, and lots of other roles that really add up to a creator. It was great having her on and getting to know her a bit better. Stick around to the end of the podcast to hear an acoustic performance of "Home" she did just for this podcast! You can find her and her music on Spotify and Apple Music as Rozlyn Zora, and on Instagram @rozlynzoramusic or her media page on Instagram, @meltonmedia
After almost two years, I finally got Metroyd Myk back on the podcast. We talked about the music he's been working on, the stories associated with them, and trying to break through the noise with our content. You can find Metroyd Myk on Twitter @TheNerdViking or on Bandcamp at https://metroydmyk.bandcamp.com/
The track at the end of the podcast is "Heart of the Juggernaut" from his album, Heart of the Juggernaut
This podcast had quite the range: Free will, time travel, plot holes in Harry Potter, movies, hiveminds, and so many other things. It was a blast to get really nerdy and really philosophical with Griff Stafford. You can support Griff by supporting his band, Packing for Pluto!
Griff Stafford is a guitarist, producer, and film buff. He plays guitar in Packing For Pluto, the band you've been hearing from on the podcast for the past few weeks. We got super in-depth about guitar stuff, but then we also dug into spirituality quite a bit. Get to know Griff!
Alex Henry is a drummer and producer. He plays with Packing for Pluto, the rock band that was on last week's episode. I intend on having the rest of the band individually. Alex and I talked about drums, piano, music, religion, and spirituality. You can find him on Twitter @whoshenryalex
Packing for Pluto is a rock band that I went to ACM with most of their members. Three of the band members were on this podcast: Griff Stafford, Daniel Reinking, and Alex Henry. It was a really fun time talking to them and hanging out. Check out their music on Spotify or on their website, https://www.packingforplutomusic.com/
Dr. Linda Owen is a piano teacher at UCO that I've had the pleasure of being instructed by her. In our lessons, we often talk beyond just piano, and so I asked her to be on the podcast. I have a great admiration for Dr. Owen, and I hope you enjoy this conversation!
Personal note: I will be playing at Metro Music Fest at the Sonic Water Stage (the amphitheatre behind the Sonic Corporate Office) at 6:00 PM on April 6th!
Rob Hollis Jr. is a gamer, musician, radio host, and former athlete. He's the kind of dude that I can have a forever-long conversation about anything with. Get to know him!
You can find him on Twitter @RobHollisII
Tyler Johnston is an old friend from high school who writes and composes. Tyler has been listening to the podcast since the start, and I'm very grateful to have a devoted listener on the podcast. It was fun to catch up!
You can follow Tyler on Instagram @tyganza
Jackson and I discussed what it's like to mess with a different range of sounds available to us. This episode is a little bit shorter since we were short on time. We still had an interesting conversation, so here it is as a full episode!
You can find him on Twitter @Jackson Fritts
Or you can listen to stuff he's done in Druggernaut!
Jackson is a bassist that goes to ACM@UCO. He's got an interesting perspective on music; it seems like he wasn't born in the right time. It was a lot of fun to talk to him and redo the episode.
You can find music he's done with Druggernaut at https://druggernautok.bandcamp.com/
or you can be victim to his shitposting barrages on Twitter https://twitter.com/JacksonFritts
Jeff plays clarinet really, really well. And that doesn't have to do much with the fact that he and I play lots of video games. We discuss games that we're into, games that we're not into, and why. Sorry if you're not an avid gamer, this podcast is a little more specific, and I don't expect everyone to be into this one as much. But it was a lot of fun to catch up with Jeff and discuss things we love.
Jeff Newell has been one of my best friends since middle school. He is working towards his Master's in Clarinet Performance in Nebraska at the moment. I was lucky enough to spend some time with him while he was in town and we got to record a couple podcasts. Jeff is an excellent musician. We talked about music, talent, learning, religion, and politics. You know, the usual!
This episode was a little bit shorter because of time restrictions but it absolutely packed with important information and perspective. Stefani and I discuss what it's like to be a woman in the recording studio, as well as in abusive relationships. It's a tough conversation to have, but it was enlightening. You can find Heller Music Group on Instagram @hellermg or the Facebook page, Heller Music Group.
Stefani Heller is a manager for many different artists in the Oklahoma City area and runs Heller Music Group, which includes lots of awesome and diverse musicians. It was great to get to know Stefani as we talked about the music industry, business, religion, and politics. You can find Heller Music Group on Instagram @hellermg or the Facebook page, Heller Music Group.
Hello, and again, welcome to Bit Depth. Sable is hosting the show this episode because it's the 100th episode!
In this episode, I (Santiago) am the one being interviewed. For the sake of clarity, I wrote a great deal of the questions that I was asked in the interview part. But, when taking listener questions, I had all of you send in your questions! It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad that the show could even make it this far. Thank you for listening to me go on and on about stuff, and I hope the interviews have been interesting. This episode is rather lengthy, but it's a special thing; not all shows are three hours long.
The song that plays at the end is "Koi", from Songs with Words Demo. You can download it and the rest of the demo on my Bandcamp.
Maxwell and I discuss a wide range of topics including podcasts, education, culture, politics, Nazis, social discourse, among other things. The song that plays at the end of the podcast is "Guillotine" by Cosmostanza.
Maxwell is involved in many different things, which you should totally check out!
Galaxy Swim Team:
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Hello, and again, welcome to Bit Depth. I’m Santiago Ramones. This is a short little snippet to let you know that I need you. Episode 100 is right around the corner and instead of another guest to interview, I will be the one interviewed. Because of that, I need you, yes YOU, to send me a question that you’d like for me to answer on the podcast. It can be about the podcast, about my beliefs, asking for advice, or you can challenge something that I’ve said on the podcast. It can be as trivial or as deep as you want; from “What’s your favorite color” to “What is the meaning of life?”, which I will do my best to answer. You can contact me in many different ways. You can text me directly if you have my number. You can email me at email@example.com
You can message me on Facebook through my personal Facebook or my page. You can message me on Twitter and Instagram @SantiagoR_Music
If you forget about any of these methods for contacting me, you’ve heard me say my name enough times to be able to go to santiagoramones.com and find the contact page there.
Thank you for listening. I wouldn’t have gotten this far if I didn’t know that people were listening. I can’t wait to hear from you.
Love never fails. It’s going to be ok. I might be wrong.
Maxwell is a musician that is all about being totally comfortable with themselves and the things they love, and they're super cool. We talked about music, analog audio, their NASCAR podcast, religion, and politics, among other things, and I had a lot of fun. Enjoy!
The song that plays at the end is "Gossip" by Cosmostanza.
You can find Maxwell's noise pop band at https://cosmostanza.bandcamp.com/
You can find their electronic stuff at https://soundcloud.com/kanon_kid
You can find their NASCAR podcast at https://rollingstart420.tumblr.com/
CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains some graphic descriptions and may be a little intense for those that are easily disturbed. Sunny Summan is a Crime Scene Technician for the State of Oklahoma and sometimes surrounding states. He has had some intense experiences and has an interesting perspective because of those experiences.
Jared and I like listening to music. Would you have guessed? We talked about vinyl, iPods, old cars, and many other things. Jared's good at making conversation and I had a lot of fun! You can find him and The Lunar Laugh at www.thelunarlaugh.com
Jared Lekites is the lead singer and songwriter of The Lunar Laugh. They have been pretty successful and their music is pretty awesome and catchy. Jared's a great guy. I had a fun time recording his podcasts. Go listen to Mama's Boy or Apollo on Spotify or iTunes or whatever. You can find Jared at jaredlekites.bandcamp.com or The Lunar Laugh at www.thelunarlaugh.com
Sable and I have been together for 8 years now, and to celebrate our anniversary, we discuss the things that have kept our relationship strong over the years. Find Sable on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sableann_creations/
A note about audio: I made a stupid, silly mistake and somehow set the microphone up backwards because I'm an idiot, so the audio quality suffered from me trying to fix that. I hope that doesn't take much away from the podcast itself. I'm sorry!
Bailea and Sable were with Sabra and I when we recorded her first podcast, so I decided to give everyone a mic and have fun! We talked about memes, animals, actors, and how we have all ASCENDED. Everyone's on Instagram: Sabra @americanbeautiful Bailea @baileef Sable @sableann_creations
Sabra works at multiple funeral homes and is involved in many, many steps of the process. She is also a great cosplayer, which has little relation to her job. Her perspective is intriguing and she's a fabulous gal, so enjoy this episode! You can find her on Instagram @americanbeautiful
Trevor Lindley is back and we talked about VR, technology, social media, and sports. SPORTS?! How would concerts, sporting events, and music videos change by having VR tickets? Where is VR going? All of that interesting mess. Find Trevor and his things on Twitter @tweetsbytrevv
Takayoshi Yago, or just known as Taka for short, is a composer and musician. It's always a pleasure to talk to him about music and the like, which is what we did. Get to know Taka!
Here is the link to his stuff, as mentioned in the podcast:
David Nguyen is a dental hygienist and is one of my favorite people. I went to high school with him. We've kept in touch here and there, and I wanted to have him on the podcast to get his perspective on things. We talk about teeth and spirituality and culture. Enjoy!
John is back and we talk about Christianity in the modern world: social media, politics, hypocrisy, and science.
John mentioned that there was an article, so I said I would link it:
John Barritt is one of my best friends. He's always been a devout Christian and went to school for it, so most of this podcast touches on the spiritual side. Get to know John!
A note about the audio: there were many factors (mostly a doggo factor) that contributed to a difficulty in making the audio sound as good as possible. There may be some quiet moments and then some loud moments; forgive me for making you adjust your volume so much.
Trevor Lindley joins me on a very musical episode of Bit Depth! Trevor is a drummer, producer, and DJ and we talked a lot about music as well as society and creativity. Get to know Trevor!
Trevor also played drums for my demo. At the end of the podcast, you'll get to hear "Late" from my upcoming demo, Songs with Words, which you will be able to find on Bandcamp at some point maybe in the future, probably.
My single "Red" is available now on Bandcamp. You can download it and pay what you want. As low as zero dollars and as high as your wallet can reasonably handle.
Sorry if you were looking forward to a conversation this week. Instead, I have a new song for you to listen to called "Red".
This song is based on a game called Transistor, and it's sung from the Transistor himself to the protagonist, Red.
You can buy it at www.santiagoramones.bandcamp.com
Also available on my Bandcamp is the "Pokemon Battle Remix" I made for Solstice Cosplay's "I Choose You" skit, for which we won the skit contest at Tokyo in Tulsa this year.
Dustin Ragland and Michael Trepagnier join me in this discussion of analog and digital in music making and how music technology impacts the way we make records. Dustin was kind enough to allow me into his studio space to have the podcast and Michael was also kind enough to have us use two of his microphones for the podcast. I am so honored to have had these two people on my podcast at the same time and to have both Michael's and Dustin's experience and wisdom in music technology.
You can find Dustin Ragland at www.youngweather.com
You can find Michael Trepagnier at www.michaeltrepagnier.com
Ollie Powell is a game designer from London. He's on a trip through the US, and then he'll go to Japan, which sounds awesome. We talked video games, travel, and spirituality. Find him on Twitter @Majestic_Mav
Meghan and I can't stop talking about Psycho-Pass! Again, SPOILER ALERT: This podcast contains spoilers for Psycho-Pass and a tangential spoiler for Final Fantasy XV. Although I was sorta incorrect on that FFXV spoiler. You can find Meghan on Twitter @monarch_star and on Instagram @monarchstar
Meghan is back and we talk about an amazing anime: Psycho-Pass. SPOILER ALERT: This podcast contains spoilers for the entirety of Psycho-Pass. We discuss the philosophy and society in the show and how it applies to the real world. Find Meghan on Twitter @monarch_star and on Instagram @monarchstar
Sally's not through with you yet! Sally and I discuss Christianity: what it says people should do that they don't, and what it says people shouldn't do, but they do, and the arguments that happen in between. Using the magic of editing, I could sorta make it sound like this one and the cosplay one were recorded at different times, even though they weren't. But I figured I should be honest about that. Find her on Twitter @toevah_shrimp and on Instagram @vandeavor
Sally Van der Veer joins me in talking about morality. I somewhat apologize because I am the one doing most of the talking in this one. You can find Sally on Twitter @toevah_shrimp and on Instagram @vandeavor
Stuart Adams is an audio engineer, producer, musician, and video dude. We've worked together on school stuff and I was glad to have him on. You can find him on Instagram @stu_adams_ and on YouTube at sbadams1200
Sally Van der Veer returns and we talked about cosplay: what we've done, why we do it, and what we'd like to do. Find her on Instagram @vandeavor or @of.cedar.and.cloves and on Twitter @toevah_shrimp and like her Facebook page, Vandeavor. We also mentioned @rebeckalah and @j.lily.maxon on Instagram!
Sally Van der Veer is an artist, cosplayer, performer, model, and musician. She's very vocal about social and political problems, which is part of the reason I had her on. We know each other through conventions, which you may know her from her hilarious winning YuGiOh skits with her friend Matthew some years back. We talk about art and spirituality, among other things. You can find Sally on Instagram @vandeavor and her salty Twitter, @toveah_shrimp
This week's guest is Noah Copeland. He's a fellow classmate at ACM@UCO. He's a composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and an all around swell dude. We share a desire in wanting to compose music for video games and film, so we talk about that for a bit, as well as his spirituality, which is a refreshing point of view of Christianity. You can find Noah on Twitter @NoahCopeland www.twitter.com/noahcopeland
Campbell and I talk about how stage behavior affects how you are received, whether it be with an authentic approach like myself, or with various stage personas, like Campbell. You can find all of the music Campbell takes part in on Spotify, bandcamp, SoundCloud, and MySpace. He's in The Lunar Laugh, Don't Tell, Dena!, Topicana Ice Cream, and Campbell Young himself.
Campbell Young is a musician and producer that I go to school with. He makes a broad range of stuff, but his sound is mostly influenced by synthpop and the 80's. He's in The Lunar Laugh, Don't Tell, Dena!, Topicana Ice Cream, and as himself, Campbell Young. Find all of his stuff on Spotify, iTunes, bandcamp, Soundcloud, or MySpace, which he still uses for some reason. A note about audio quality: I greatly underestimated the amount of noise where we recorded the first six minutes, but we were able to get into a better room with some microphones. I tried my best to remove noise but only so much can be done, and it started to sound over-processed, so I left it at that. At least it's only the first six minutes. After that, it sounds real nice. I'm sorry!
Than Medlam is a musician, luthier, comic book enthusiast, and father. He's incredibly interesting and I appreciate having his point of view on the podcast. This one is a little different, since we recorded it over three different times, so this one is more of a two-in-one, with both getting to know the guest, as well as an open conversation, hence the length. You can find his band on Twitter @equilibriumlive and his guitar/nerdy stuff on Instagram @medlamguitarworks
George Lang is back and we talk politics, the future of the country, and how to deal with being constantly beaten down by bad news! You can find George at Language PR and on The Spy on Saturday evenings at 8!
George Lang is a journalist, public relations professional, radio show host, and instructor at ACM@UCO. I had a great time getting to know him and what he's done. He really knows his stuff, and I'm glad I had him on. Find him at Language PR or listen to him on The Spy on Saturday evenings at 8! To state once again, my girlfriend, Sable (podcasts 12 and 13), made pins in support of Standing Rock, which you can still buy and she will donate 75% to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. You can purchase the pins here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/522131165/water-is-life-charity-pin?ref=hp_rv
Michael Trepagnier is back and we talk about a great variety of things, from religion, politics, privilege, violence, and of course, music. It's actually not the conversation I intended to have, so maybe I can get him back to have the conversation I intended. Find his stuff on michaeltrepagnier.com On a different, unrelated note, my girlfriend, Sable (podcasts 12 and 13), made pins in support of Standing Rock, which you can buy and she will donate 75% to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. You can purchase the pins here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/522131165/water-is-life-charity-pin?ref=hp_rv
Michael Trepagnier is an audio engineer and instructor at ACM@UCO. He's worked with many successful artists and continues to make great stuff as Cardinal Song. You can find his stuff at michaeltrepagnier.com
Haus Down Productions is a drag performance collective that strives to provide entertainment and a platform for the needs of the queer community. That's what it says on their Facebook page, at least. It was a total blast to record this episode. We had Kinsey Scale, Crystal Beth, Jexa Ren'ae Van de Kamp, Alotta Vahjeen, and Ariel Alice. You can find them all on Facebook, or just like their Facebook page, Haus Down Productions.
Jordan sent me a text with a link to an article that both presented a lot of information and brought to mind a slew of concerns regarding the Trump Administration and what they are doing to the U.S. Government. We touched on some of the points raising concern. If you'd like to know more, just do some good old Googling of the stuff and people that we mention. You can find Jordan on Twitter @JBreezzzyy and that is three z's and two y's.
Nathan Kent is an artist that makes abstract mixed media sculptures then draws them. I know him through my day job, where he was enthusiastic about my music and gave me some recommendations to listen to. His art is really something. He displays a lot of thought and skill in his work. He's a pretty smart and interesting dude. You can find him on Instagram @nathan_m_kent
Rob is back and he doesn't care what other people think! Unless he cares about those people. Unsure about what people think of you? Just do you! We talk about how to take criticism, or not, and how to follow rules, or not, and Rob's hand tattoo! You can email Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org for all of your audio cleanup needs!
Rob Derrick is an audio janitor for film and television, a teacher at ACM@UCO, a woodworker, and a father. I've taken a couple of his classes at ACM and he's always been supportive of the podcast. I'm glad to have him on the podcast and I'm glad to have gotten to know him a bit better. You can contact him at email@example.com for your audio cleanup needs, or just to tell him how he inspired you!
We've been hearing a lot about Russia regarding the election, so I asked my history and world affairs expert friend Cory to discuss Russia and Vladimir Putin. Why has conservative sentiment towards Putin become more favorable? Should we be concerned with Russia as an adversary with Trump as president? What should we do as a country in the coming years concerning foreign affairs?
Fair warning, this is as insider-gaming as I've gotten on the podcast. If you're not into video games as much as Zee and I are, then this may not be the episode to listen to this week. Zee and I discuss modern video games and what makes them good, starting with why he thinks the new Doom game is better than Uncharted 4. Find him on Twitter @ShiraiRyuZee
Zee is one of my best friends since 4th grade. He's always been a gamer, and he's always been really good at it. So good, that he's been called "the best MKX player in Oklahoma". You can find him on Twitter @ShiraiRyuZee or on Xbox Live with the same name.
Dustin Ragland is a musician, teacher, producer, father, and many other things. He's incredibly smart and I thoroughly enjoyed having him on the podcast. He's one of my favorite teachers at ACM (but I have too many favorites). You can find him and his work at www.youngweather.com
My oldest brother Jesus (Muditious) and I discuss what digital life is like now, and how the future of media and technology will shape our reality. This episode was recorded on Thanksgiving, so there are other people in the other room talking and such, as well as using the bathroom next door. This was recorded for a class called "Digital Media" for a final assignment. Follow Jesus on Twitter @muditious and go to muditious.com to listen to his podcast!
Bonus episode for obligatory election reaction! (On a TUESDAY, no less!) What happened this election? What are the problems? What can you do about it? On my second Sample Rate podcast, I discuss the election and problems regarding it. You can read the whole transcript on my website: www.santiagoramones.com and you should stick around to the very end for a very appropriately titled piece of mine: Who Wins?
In this episode, I'm asked why I don't believe in God. This takes a long time to explain, and I'm glad Ciara was willing to sit through my long explanation. It's probably the most clear I've explained myself on record yet. I understand it's difficult to outright refute another person's beliefs, and Ciara was very graceful in that regard. You can find Ciara Brooke on her website: www.ciarabrooke.com
Ciara Brooke is a very talented singer, songwriter, and producer. We discuss her life in music and how her Christianity is the most important aspect of her life. You can find the things she does on her website: www.ciarabrooke.com
BONUS EPISODE DUE TO TIME RELEVANCE AND MY UNWILLINGNESS TO CHANGE EPISODE NUMBERS! Space4Lease is a psychedelic rock band from Oklahoma City, and this podcast features Grayson Hamm and Walt Blythe (and Caleb Gray). Stick around till the end of the podcast and get to hear an EXCLUSIVE acoustic song from them. They are releasing an EP on November 5th called "Hiraeth" and you should go to their show in Norman at Opolis that night. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram, or more easily on their website: www.space4leasemusic.com
With the audio quality situation dealt with, Jimmy and I discuss some comics, movies, and video games. If you enjoyed the nerdy things conversation with Duquan, here's even more nerdy things! Be sure to follow Jimmy on Twitter @SweetJimmyBBQ and listen to Saige Cross, Grant Adams, and Dr. Pants!
Jimmy is a drummer at ACM. He's involved as much as he can be and has made lots of connections at ACM. He's worked with Saige Cross, Grant Adams, and Dr. Pants. You can follow him on Twitter @SweetJimmyBBQ I also want to apologize for the audio quality. My brand new recorder hadn't been set up prior to recording, so there is audible clipping, unfortunately. I'm continually taking steps to make sure audio quality is suitable for listeners.
To fill out the remainder of my time in Sephra's studio, she and I talked about songs we've done. Unfortunately, we had to be cut short due to time restraints. I hope we'll get a chance to record another one soon and get to go even deeper! And, of course, you absolutely have to go to shomerecords.com and join the Schema Project, which is a great deal on music, as well as a living community that is benefited by everyone that joins!
Sephra is a singer, songwriter, producer, engineer, teacher, among other things. She is a teacher I've had at ACM. She and her husband were kind enough to welcome Sable and I into their studio and I was glad to have her on the podcast. Be sure to go to www.shmoerecords.com to become a part of the Schema Project, which is a realm of content and discussions that is improved the more people join!
Chase and I sit down again to talk about music, singing, and fame, like Kanye, Taylor Swift, and many more. Forgive me for the lecture that was going on in the other room that was being picked up by the microphone, but it's only fair because we were probably loud to them, too. You can find Chase @chasertheprince on all the social medias!
I sat down with Chase Reeser and did a couple of podcasts - we were put in a pair for our songwriting class to write a song with the word "seahorse" in it, then decided to record a couple of podcasts. Chase is a performer above all and he is not ashamed of it. It was a totally fun podcast. You can find him on Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud as chasertheprince and on Snapchat as chaserthe (without "prince").
Duquan and I talked about lots of stuff, and we get super excited about lots of stuff, like video games, music, cartoons, free will, comic books, and so on, all in a semi-fluid conversation zig-zagging to and from different topics. I hope you enjoy this conversation, cause I had a lot of fun. You can find him on Twitter @DuquanTheJedi
Duquan and I share a class and a very small world, and when he heard I have a podcast, he asked me how I chose who was on the podcast, which was exactly how to get on the podcast. Duquan is a gamer and rapper looking to try something new. This is the first conversation I had with someone on the podcast that was entirely new, since we hardly knew each other beforehand. It took a little bit to get warmed up in the conversation but, after a while, we got used to each other. I had a lot of fun. Gladly, this was recorded with nice microphones in a studio at ACM, so the quality is actually really nice. Anyways, you can find Duquan on Twitter @DuquanTheJedi
Once again, here's Solstice Cosplay: we make skits and dance in costumes on stage. We talked about our skits! This episodes includes Solstice members Mattie, Meghan, Sable, and myself, Santiago. I highly recommend that you watch our skits before listening to this episode! 2014 - "Into the Dark" or "Sail" as we refer to it, which was Mattie and Meghan as Azula and Katara, respectively. 2015 - "Sixth Night" was our Five Nights at Freddy's skit, which has, as of the time I type this, 2 million views on YouTube, and featured Ethan and Josh as the "day crew," Mattie, Meghan, and Sable as Bonnie, Chica, and Freddy, respectively, and myself, Santiago, as the Night Guard. 2016 - "Little Orphan Eren" was our Attack on Titan skit, which we say who was in it in the podcast. You can also find everything we do here: www.facebook.com/solsticecosplaygroup/
Solstice Cosplay is a group of friends that loves to dress up and perform in skits that combine all of our skills. Four people in Solstice Cosplay are in this episode: Mattie, Meghan, Sable, and me, Santiago. In this episode, we talk about cosplay, like how we got started, why we do it, and what it means to us. If you're not familiar with Solstice, go to our Facebook page and see some stuff we've done, like the skits we did: https://www.facebook.com/solsticecosplaygroup/
Daniel is my older brother; he's two years older than me. He's a musician and teacher, as well as a bartender/waiter. His perspective is very interesting. He also explains his spiritual journey and why he does what he does. I love him and I hope you will, too! Also, stick around a little bit after the podcast to hear a sample of "Familial" from my upcoming album (release date TBD), and you can hear Daniel playing in it!
You guys remember Tiger? Instead of playing Magic endlessly throughout the night, we did a podcast. We talked about the origins of stuff, like his family, his people, humanity, and existence in general. Also, Tolkien. Enjoy life, friends!
Libby is a good friend from middle school that I caught up with again recently. She's very interesting and I enjoyed getting her perspective. She's also been a large influence on my taste in music. Side note: Sorry about the noise level in the recording. I wish I could've gotten rid of more of it but I also was kinda lazy when I did it, so... sorry. The important part is that you can hear us talking.
Tiger is a great friend of mine. I greatly respect him and his wisdom, but he's also a fun guy to be around. We discuss faith, mostly, as well as a little bit about games at the end. Since he has nothing to plug, he just said to plug myself. So you can find all of my stuff on my website, www.santiagoramones.com
Metroyd Myk is a musician who makes chiptunes. He also plays some killer bass. He may look like an intimidating guy, what with the tattoos and the beard and all, but he's a gentle giant. I had a ton of fun hanging out with him. His second podcast may have to come at another time because he lives in Tulsa and I live in OKC. Listen to his music on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/metroyd-myk and follow him on Twitter: @TheNerdViking
Jason and I get to talk about music and stuff. Mostly music. Listen to Jason's stuff: Eyes Made Ready, O Fidelis, Kefalonia, Jason and the Executives, among other things. He's a part of Take One Productions, and his wife sells cute stuff, so look up Star Glazed Delights.
Get to know Jason Daugherty! He's super interesting and fun, and I always love to hear what he has to say. He's a member of a number of projects: O Fidelis, Kefalonia, Eyes Made Ready, Jason and the Executives, Take One Productions, and a number of other different things I may have missed. Buy his album on bandcamp, because it costs less than a sandwich and takes less time to listen to than a "Let's Play" on YouTube: https://jasonandtheexecutives.bandcamp.com/
After losing a podcast due to a stupid mistake, Cory and I make up for it with a different conversation, full with tangents and society and analyses of our generation. You can find the blog that Cory contributes to by Googling "Oryx Blog"
Through band or Sable or something, I know Cory. Regardless, we got reacquainted via Terry and he contacted me to try to get on the podcast. I really enjoyed podcasting with him. Unfortunately, our second hour from that session wasn't recorded, so that conversation is forever lost to the void. However, there's many more where that one came from, even though I was pretty excited about it. Anyways, here's this one, which was really good, too. There's a website he mentioned that he contributes to: https://spioenkop.blogspot.com/
After the first conversation with Caleb, he and I spent a long time talking about stuff and wanted to keep that conversation going, since we didn't get it on record. We discuss stuff like the collective vs. the individual, ideal societies, technology, and economics. While it may seem that we get a bit against each other, rest assured that we're totally civil and have absolutely no hard feelings. Such is the nature of ideological conflict. Caleb is a great friend and I look forward to having him on the podcast with other people, too.
While walking out of work one day, I spotted my friend Caleb heading into the establishment. The usual "catching up" questions ensued but then I remembered that I have a podcast and that he'd be a very interesting person to have on. Boy, was I right. Caleb is a friend from high school and, while we have some conflicting ideologies, he's a great person to talk to. It was great to catch up with him. So great, in fact, that I stayed up talking to him until 3 AM and only got 3 hours of sleep that night. It was definitely worth it. Stay tuned for his second podcast!
This is another episode with Terry! Since Terry likes making content and enjoys these conversations, he's usually my go-to person if I don't have another interview lined up. On this episode, Terry and I discuss and debate my idea of an ideal society - the ideas of the Venus Project. You can go to thevenusproject.com to find out more about this sort of society and you can go to my website to contact me about this stuff.
This episode is slightly outside of my usual scheme of things because I haven't done an interview with Jeff yet. However, you do know Jordan and how smart he is. Jeff and I discuss video games and then we get Jordan in on the conversation. These guys are some of my best friends, so it was a lot of fun recording this one. I hope you enjoy it!
Terry stopped by again and we talked about more politics and stuff involving it, like Twitter stuff and some of the potentially shady business going on with this year's election. For those of you from the future, this was a big deal in the year 2016, believe it or not. Terry has a lack of things to promote right now but you can still send him good vibrations with your brain telepathy. Thanks for listening!
Another podcast with Meghan! We talk about design because she's a graphic designer. She and I get to be nerdy about design. Follow Meghan on Twitter @monarch_star and on Instagram @monarchstar or find her Facebook page, Shutterblur Photography, which is responsible for the pictures of me on my website. We are also both members of Solstice Cosplay, and you can find us on Facebook!
Meghan is a friend of mine (Sable's best friend) and the person through which both Sable and I are friends with our tight group now. We talked about her and her religion. Follow Meghan on Twitter @_megsthetic and on Instagram @monarchstar or find her Facebook page, Lucidstar Photography, which is responsible for the pictures of me on my website. We are also both members of Solstice Cosplay, and you can find us on Facebook!
This is my second podcast with Sable. We talked about Disney and Pixar, quality of story and characters, sequelitis, and great cartoons today. Seriously, watch the shows we mentioned. You won't be disappointed. Follow Sable on Instagram @paintedcrow_artistry and find Solstice Cosplay on Facebook.
Sable and I have been together for six years. This is my favorite person in the world. We talk about art and religion. This is my first podcast with her, and the first with a member of Solstice Cosplay. Follow her on Instagram @paintedcrow_artistry and see her wonderful, wonderful artwork. I don't just say that because she's my girlfriend, I say that because she's a great artist. Find Solstice Cosplay, which we are both a part of, on Facebook.
Here's my second conversation with Terry Fortune. We talked about politics, which is something he's been spending a lot of time looking into lately. We talked a little about presidential candidates, policy, and some hypotheticals. I definitely think we'll have more conversations on the podcast. You can find him on twitter: @terrylfortuneii and on YouTube: Mr & Mrs Fortune
This is my first conversation with Terry Fortune, a good friend of mine with whom I can talk to about anything for virtually forever. He's very smart and interesting and has an inspiring story to his life. I learned a lot more about him in this conversation and we'll probably have many more conversations on the podcast. You can find him on twitter: @terrylfortuneii and on YouTube: Mr & Mrs Fortune
Jordan and I started talking about euthanasia and I decided we might as well start recording. We talked about euthanasia, the line between being chemicals and alive, being drum majors, and careers. We definitely went all over the place with that one.
Jordan Brannan has been a great friend of mine since middle school, and was one of the first people I wanted to have on this podcast. This was a great way to get reacquainted with him and talk to him about... well, him. For those of you that know him and are perhaps concerned with where he is in his faith, feel free to contact him via the methods discussed at the end of the podcast. Or feel free to have a conversation with us, as we plan on making more podcasts together with other people. Stay tuned for another podcast with him next week.
This is the third time Jesus has been on the podcast, but it happened all at once. We talked about society and politics again, but mostly what Jesus proposes we do. It's all hypothetical anyways. This is also an example of a conversation that would happen if someone was to come on the podcast a second time. If you think you have something better to say, tweet at Jesus or me, or send either of us an email. Find Jesus at muditious.com
This here is a joint podcast between my brother and I. We discussed the conversation between Sam Harris and Maryam Namazie on Sam's podcast, Waking Up. If you haven't listened to it, then you should probably listen to it before you listen to this one. We also discussed some political and social things in the US. Find Jesus at muditious.com and find Sam Harris and buy his books at samharris.org
Jesus Ramones is my oldest brother. I have two older brothers: Daniel and Jesus. Daniel is two years older than me and Jesus is five years older than me. We did a weird triple podcast thing and this is the first actual podcast with someone else. Find Jesus on Twitter and Instagram and listen to his podcast, Muditious, which is also on iTunes. Send him some love and stuff.
A discussion of my life's philosophy and why I believe it. There's obviously a lot more to be said about these three, and I explain it better through conversation. If you would like to have a conversation, feel free to contact me!
Lately, I’ve been taking in some information regarding spirituality, religion, science, and how they all connect. So I wanted to discuss where I’ve been and how I got to where I am now, and together, we can see where I’m going.
I'm sorry if you're on the edge of Christianity and you don't want to hear what I have to say, but you should also acknowledge that everywhere you go, there are going to be people that challenge what you believe in. I'm also sorry that people lose friends over faith, and that being pushed over the edge one way or another can be detrimental to certain relationships, and that's really dumb, because relationships should be worth more than a disagreement on the existence of a flying spaghetti monster.
Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy it.
This is a podcast with deep conversations including but not limited to spirituality, science, religion, politics, morals, and, of course, music. These first few are going to be with just me talking your ear off.
After these preliminary podcasts, I will have conversations with people I know, and perhaps some I don't know.
I hope you enjoy this podcast and the ones that follow. Feel free to comment and let me know what you think, and maybe, someday, you will also be a guest on this podcast.