Emery's new guitarist and producer Chris Keene and I walk through the evolution of "Is This the Real Life" from demo, pre-pro, and final versions. We focus mainly on the guitar parts, recording, and song structure from one version to the next as the song came to life.
This episode is the first of many to come that will break down the upcoming Emery record, its lyrics, guitar, production, and whatever else is interesting. Today Emery's drummer, Dave Powell, joins to introduce you to a song that started with his drum idea. This episode is also the launch of a game/contest that will allow you to compose vocals on an Emery song by downloading the instrumental stem here. The rest of the details are in the episode.
After reading some of Alison DeNisco Rayome's articles in TechRepublic, I wanted to have her on and talk more about where cyber security is right now, and see where it's going in the future. What are some best practices to keep yourself secure, and how are companies taking advantage of AR/VR?
A good friend connected me with Alex Linebrink, who is the CEO of PassageX, a secondary ticketing venue that utilizes blockchain technology to promote industry accountability and transparency. It's exciting to hear about other uses of the system and get a glimpse at the tip of the iceberg of what can be done in the future with such a powerful tool as blockchain.
Dewey Halpaus caught me outside a venue in Portland for an interview on the Peer Pleasure podcast. He has a great way of interviewing people, so I wanted to share it with you all here as well! Among many things, we talk about the new Emery album, and how in the world I became a Christian with the way my brain works.
Being a band guy on the road, gear heads tend to find each other. For me, Matt Hoopes of Relient K is always on the top of my list for guys I like to talk about pedals with. Now he's creating his own pedals, so we go in-depth about the technical aspects of what distortion is and the components inside pedals.
Steven Southwick is a professor at Yale University of Psychiatry, PTSD, and Resilience. He is also the author of "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges," which I was eager to talk with him about, since we seems to share similar philosophies on the power of the mind effecting the body.
Hidden Hospitals is finding a new way to do things in the independent music scene. Thanks to John Frazier for hooking Matt up with Dave to talk about the alternative ways he's looking at music, the industry, and art in general without a focus on size or profit.
Matt was interested in talking with Winnie Li after hearing about her unique perspective and outlook on live after surviving a violent rape while traveling overseas. Most people try to avoid thinking about and sympathizing with their aggressors, but Winnie wrote a book about her experience and humanized him trying to understand his perspective.
With the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii on the news, Matt was lucky enough to get Stanford Geophysicist and Volcanologist Paul Segall to discuss in depth how volcanoes work, the formation of the earth, earthquakes, tsunamis, and other very real cataclysmic events that have and will happen on this planet.
Matt chats with Lindsey Quinn, the Managing Editor for The Hustle, after noticing how much better they are at delivering news well. Instead of obnoxious click-bait sponsored articles, The Hustle sends good quality tech and business news to my email inbox that he actually wants to read every day.
My fascination with the Netflix documentary Wild Wild Country lead to a conversation with today's guest Daniel Shaw, who has personal experience being in a cult. He is a psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC, and most recently wrote a book called "Traumatic Narcissism: Relational System of Subjugation."