Today I got to record an interview with Johnny Colla of Huey Lewis & The News, which included a virtual tour of his home studio.
A Cup Of Coffee With A Shot Of Tequila
Jim Weider of The Weight Band: This band's really got that deep roots feel and people feel it emotionally. It's a combination of folk, country, rockabilly, blues, and R&B. It's an approach. The way you hit the instrument, the way you pull the strings… vocally, the way you phrase and bend notes. It is being energetic and laid back at the same time, like a cup of coffee with a shot of tequila.
Watch the video interview with Jim
Anyone Can Do This
People think that anyone can develop content. And in a way, anyone can. But it is on par with the fact that anyone can:
Anyone can do those jobs. But few can do them really well.
One Of The Best Things
John Thomas Griffith
Today's interview was with John Thomas Griffith Music, currently of Cowboy Mouth and formerly of the Red Rockers. He has a grizzly look about him because he is exploring some of the remote regions of Alaska. When in Rome...
We discussed when he first heard the Red Rockers song "China" on the radio, the dose of perspective you get from travelling, the versatility of a good song, that time his mother unknowingly had a conversation with Little Richard, and more. Look for the video here in a couple of weeks.
Tonight I got to record an interview with Mark Schulman, drummer for P!nk. In addition to drumming, we discussed empathy, attitude, his corporate speaking engagements, and much more. I hope to post it within the next week or two.
Develop Your Own Voice
Good advice -- no matter what your line of work -- from client Troy Luccketta of the band Tesla...
"As you are influenced by other artists you meet or admire from afar, be careful not to lose yourself. Find yourself in their music and learn from them, but continue to develop your own voice."
The Eating Crow Podcast
Thank you to Peter Durand for having me as one of the first guests on his new podcast, "Eating Crow." I can only guess he wanted someone who would set the bar really low. Pete gets people to talk about the messy, off-kilter aspects of business and entrepreneurship, but in the kind of relaxed, fun way usually only achieved through alcohol consumption.
Listen to the episode.
Permission To Ignore The Gimmicks
One reason I like "Humans of New York," besides its great content, is that it does not engage in any of the gimmicks, tricks, and scams pushed by so many people in social media. They don't use hashtags, polls, contests, questions just to drum up comments, lines like "tag a friend who...", text that is nothing more than a collection of keywords, click bait, etc.
Based on what many marketing "experts" say, the reach and engagement of "Humans of New York" should be less than zero. And yet, they absolutely crush it.