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.
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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.
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.
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.