DE195 Storyteller Series | ''I’m Afraid'' (Hear the Fear in This Song)
What does fear sound like? Listen to the song “I’m Afraid” at the end of this podcast. High School upperclassman trying to show off selling his car, James was a prospect, but after he tried to be Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Richard Petty, Nascar champ, it did not work, the car crashed and no sale that day. James was showing off his 17-year-old fabulous motorcycle skills by crashing his brand new Motorcycle into a parking lot crater while flying over the handlebars. Broken wrist, cuts, bruises, Humiliated, and bruised ego, but he survived! Fear in the relationship ending, either you ending it, or them ending it, leave comments about this episode, what are you struggling with? Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, sweating blood, seeing visions of soldiers mocking him, and knowing he was to be tortured brutally in a matter of hours then nailed to a cross, this is fear at its highest imaginable level, and he knew there was really no way to get around facing this. Mt of Olives still has olive trees that are over 2000 years old that still to this day produces olives! I AM VICTORIOUS the album has the song I am Afraid that recreates the moments in the garden of Gethsemane before the arrest of Jesus. Make sure you keep Gratitude in your life! How many phobias can one have in one’s life? How many phobias can we create? We are just sooooo human! Pandora! The dHarmic Evolution is now on and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
DE194 Tom Nelson | Driving The Band Heathcote Hill To New Heights
Quotes from Tom: “It was a personal test to see if I had any skill as a songwriter, I just wanted to give it a try and see what happened, friends were so helpful and it just became a labor of love, and people like the songs and they like the music, so it’s been great.” “People ask me if my songs are personal, or documentaries or portraits, every song is its own thing, it becomes its own thing, like a child the minute it leaves you, you have to kind of follow your song and find out what it's trying to be.” “I try to push a song around the playground to see if it will work if it's just a lick, it’s really easy to lie with a guitar in your hand, you can tell anybody anything.” The Ingredients to Heathcote Hill: “It was kind of building everything around Megan’s voice, I would come up with some words and some chords, and we started to work it out with Megan, and kind of built everything around it and a lot of my friends were surprised that our first record was not what they expected. Cory was our drummer, Bruce was our Bass player, Megan was our singer, and I played guitars and that’s how it all became something.” A pivotal moment for Heathcote Hill: “For me as the “trying to be a songwriter person,” the first time I heard Megan,Tori, and Bruce and I play a song and it became something outside my head, and I said that sound really interesting, it wasn’t what I expected, it was it’s own thing, and I thought that’s really neat, to, from heard only here, to, heard there, every time it’s a surprise.” Songwriting in your blood: “I was a writer and director in advertising, that was my career, I've always been in a creative community and worked with some great directors, great actors, and great musicians, it was a really talented group, and a really fun world to be in, then I got back into music later in life and found a lot of the same creative challenges. So I wanted to see if I could go from commercial writing to songwriting.” Real Artists Ship: “You have to send it away at a certain point, I just have to let it be. The one song that has been tortured to within an inch of its life is called “Don’t Even Wave Goodbye”, it has three different passes of drums, different vocalists, I did countless guitar tracks, and we just kept trying it and trying it, and we finally got it to were we all liked it. I could have kept tinkering, and we finally had to just send it away.” NY Clubs: “Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, there is something about the Bitter End, we always sound really good there, and all my friends sound better there, maybe it’s the horizontal room, or maybe its the vibe of the room, but we always sound good there.” Megan: “Megan has always been a singer, her sisters sing, they sing at every baptism, wedding, and first communion, and everything in the family. Megan and I were in a band a few years ago, that’s how we got to know each other, it’s something she does in her spare time. The last band took two 3 month leaves when Megan had her last two children. She is a Mom and works in Education and her husband is an Annapolis Grad and one night a week we try to rehearse and do music.” Tim Hatfield CTS Studios: “Tim Hatfield at CTS studios in Brooklyn thought that the song “Some Things In Life” will sound great with a keyboard part, what do you think? he asked. I said I’m homeless I’m looking for help, who do you know? I’ll send it to my friend Rob Arthur, and maybe he can do a neat thing for us. Rob Arthur has been touring with Peter Frampton for the last 15 years as his keyboard and guitar player, he is an astonishing musician, and a week later thanks to the miracle of the internet, Rob’s piece comes back and its the opening of “Some things in Life” Featured Songs: Some things in Life Rain all Night Oxford Depot Blue Love me a Little Bit More You can follow Tom here: Website and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
DE193 Brian Sheil | From Ireland, preparing to lead the new Entertainment Industry
Brian Sheil, a talented and determined music producer from Ireland has been to Los Angeles many times in search of the right place for him, has been offered 3 jobs, but still needs a sponsor to make it happen with current US/Ireland Immigration laws. Brian produced the vocals on Derek Ryan’s latest album, it went to #3 in overall iTunes official charts, and also produced Paul Skelton’s #1 Album, “Goosebumps II” which went to #1 in Irish iTunes dance chart and #3 in UK iTunes Dance Chart. Brian is also producing a new artist EP for “Chris Conroy”, he has a similar vibe to Dermot Kennedy. He has his sites set on being CEO and record company mogul for all of Ireland. Quotes from Brian: “I produced the #1 Record for Derek Ryan, I was 23 years of age, that was very inspiring, just to see that you can achieve what you want to do. It really struck home when Derek brought me this Gold disc, I put it up on the wall and your real proud because it’s your first #1.” “One piece of advise I always give to younger people is to “Mind your ears” and take care of them because they are your career, their what makes the money essentially. It’s why people hire me as a producer, it’s not because I have the best equipment, although I would like to have the fanciest equipment, the one I always come back to is just to work hard, and have a work ethic that is unparalleled.” “For me it’s always been about the focus, I was very driven as a really young kid, I always noticed that I was, well I won’t say I was different, but it was really odd, because you know, in Ireland it’s all about the weekend, and socializing, and drinking. My lack of tolerance is because of the fact that I want to make it. Drinking and socializing is like taking my eye off the ball a little bit.” “My plan is great songs, great songs, great songwriters, great artists, and I think if you get that and marry it with whatever, either tech, Apple, Spotify, even on snapchat filter nowadays, there are so many ways to monetize and promote your songs. I still believe in A&R, I still believe in going to a club and seeing an artist.” “I love Pop, I love great singers, I don’t particularly like fixing what the singer should be doing, but I think a great song always helps. Right now I’m working with an LA producer Olivia Brazier, who is amazing, he is a producer-songwriter, and we are now a team, he is in LA, I am in Ireland, and were producing top 40 records. Great singers, people who can deliver a song” Parting Words: “I’m just going to keep working hard, my dream is to win Grammys and be that record company guy. That’s my dream, whether that’s starting off as a junior A&R record company executive in Los Angeles, or Nashville out finding great songs, finding great talent, I’ve been working in theatre for 10 year so, I think I know what looks well, I am a house sound engineer and I do lights, so I have a technical expertise that I can offer as well, and this is the other thing, I’m not going to be just a suit sitting in a room with the accountant.” Featured Songs and Videos: Brians's, Story Small Town Summer (Derek Ryan) Heart of Asia (Paul Skelton) Here I Stand (Derek Ryan) Check out and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
DE192 Storyteller Series | Beat the Piñata, Tools to battle the pain of Abuse!
“Beat the Piñata” is all about suffering abuse and rising above it. Pick up some tools to use to help you through days of suffering depression and reliving some of the horrors that you went through. Attracting abused people into your life without knowing it, how does this happen? Abuse Tracker, online tracking blog about some of the Catholic Church firestorm of priests that have violated the trust of children. So many of us know someone that has suffered some kind of emotional, physical, or physiological abuse. (Sometimes all 3) Having your life systematically stolen from you, having your innocence stolen, when you should be in discovery mode, you discover that the very people that were supposed to be protecting you, end up violating your trust in a mile disgusting manner. So why Beat the Piñata? This song allowed me to vent my rage and start to understand the circumstances as to why. But one day you do discover that you do have value, and perhaps your tormenter was tortured themselves, and sick but not even knowing how sick they were, and why. “Tools to battle the demons” Do not isolate! Talk to a stranger, you can also help them…… Share something of value with them, you have something that they need and will value, this will make you feel good, and when you bless someone with value, you receive that blessing back! Comedy!, Make sure you watch The Three Stooges, Best of Curly is a good one! James starting to play more electric guitar, his focus has been on singing and songwriting, but still loves to play guitar! Feel your “Gratitude” We have been selected to be on Pandora! Look for us the first of the year to roll It out! Links, sites, etc……. Beat the Piñata~ (From the Geography of the Soul Album) Beat the Piñata Beat it till it breaks Beat the piñata Slice it like a steak Beat the piñata See it swinging from a tree Step up and take your turn, singing Doe, Ray, Me You are like an angry vicious marauding dog, you've got your bight into me just like a bone to A saw, stuck in your bull dyke black and white habit, You used me like a fucking test lab rabbit Chorus Hiding from the morning fathers rage, positioned all the cereal boxes like a cage, Never found a level of trust achieved, I'd just walk home battered, Beaten bereaved, walk home battered, Beaten bereaved........ Bridge Bless me Father for I have sinned, I guess I'll conjure up a couple confessions for Father Quinn Is this an Irish Catholic joke that I'm living in? All I need is my shrink and a great big bottle of gin, Chorus Take a look at that thing, it looks a lot like me, Beat me red baby beat me blue, beat me raw and ill bleed for you, Beat me up and then cut me down, I'll just crawl away bleeding, without a sound Without a sound, but I want no acts of vengeance, I guess I'll just forgive you. Subscribe rate & review the and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
DE191 Jena Harris | Walking with Jesus, saving a potential suicide victim, and walking with Love in her heart
This was a fabulous interview with Jena, who takes us on a journey that encompasses, her walk with the Lord, Soul Sister Connections, On walking with Jesus: “It’s important to have that intimate relationship with God, not defined by how our conditioned state of the way that we live in our world tells us what that should look like.” “My Mom and I are the same it that we honor a person in their belief system, and their walk with God and how they interpret it.” “I being an observer would always notice how people were fighting about that, even within our family about who’s right way, if you go to Church on Sat vs Sunday, if you eat a certain meat, or you pray a certain way, and that always has impacted my life in a bigger way.” When did you know it was time to share your gifts? “Way back even when I was a child, I always connected to the Angels, and I didn’t feel comfortable even saying, certainly I would have never said that in my 20’s, only certain people knew that part of me, my Mom being one of them, but I had more fear around it, fear about how the world would receive talking about that” “I am 47 now, and I can look back and see that Jesus was actually teaching me to trust him, and what I mean by that is, I went into working a corporate job, I actually worked for 22 years but I would always mentor people on the side. What I really was passionate about, even in my role in that job, I was a manager, and one of my favorite things was being able to mentor other employees, and even other managers.” On Sisterhood Connections: “When I started sisterhood connections, I wasn’t keeping “him” (God) as the sole source in directing and guiding. Our passion sometimes can turn into our ego driving force. There were a lot of beautiful relationships and amazing things that were created in sisterhood connections. In the last year, I have been surrendering it all to Jesus. You know you have to let go of it if everything is hard.” “I heard God a year ago James, tell me to let go of Sisterhood, and then my business partner told me that she no longer wanted to do it. It wasn’t a bad thing, but it took a whole year and now, I’m ready, I’m scared and its painful, and now today, every day it gets better, there is more light, and all of these women came in and supporting me and were actually excited for what is in store for me.” A pivotal moment: “I went into the vault and there was this woman sitting there and I felt God when you build that relationship with God you just know those moment’s, and you are listening. I reached out to her and she had been quiet for a couple of weeks. I felt guided to say to her, I am here for you if you ever need anything, are you ok? I felt that she needed something bigger, and she burst into tears, and she shared with me that she was going to commit suicide that night, and it changed me James and on a cellular level, it rocked my world. I couldn’t let go of that for at least a month, like what just happened? I started coaching her outside of work, that is in the past and now she is healthy, and everything is going great for her.” Highest purpose: “That’s when you know you’re fully walking in alignment with your highest purpose. I started meeting clients in a coffee shop, I didn’t even have an office space. It was interesting because I didn’t go out and go looking, word of mouth just took over and then all of a sudden I realized I was scheduling people and meeting them in a coffee shop, I would charge them by the hour. I couldn’t wait to get off work so I could do that, thank God I have a beautiful husband who totally supported me, because my family and my friends thought I had gone off the rocker when I said I’m trading my high paying job, for an hourly coaching career.” Biggest Save: “I will share the story of this woman who was really hurting and had a lot of brokenness, she was even afraid of his name. She would get abused when she would do the wrong thing’s, spill something and you’re going to hell etc. I would use language that was more comforting to her, the universe, energy, etc, so that is my gift and I could bridge that gap. So I began to talk with her about that, and we built this really strong relationship and bond and after about a year, I began to talk about God a little more, and I told her I am not here to minister to you, but I just feel like I wanted to share this with you, and I would share things that helped me get my clarity with God, and you know to this day now, she promotes Jesus, she loves Jesus she is reborn again. There have been common themes where God brings people to me who have been hurt by religion.” Transformation TV: “You are feeling this pain and this disharmony because you’re trying to fit into a mold that God hasn’t created for you. I partnered with Transformation TV, and I had written a book just before which I should share titled 44 days returning the love. I know just the beginning to my next chapter in my life about helping people with relationships. Relationships starting with themselves and with God, because when you can align that, and be walking fully with who God created you to be, all other relationships thrive.” Organizational tools: Acuity, Google Calendar, Use the color codes! The Universal blessing from Jena~ You can follow Jena here: Website and find out how we can broadcast your global career!