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Hold That Note

By Lightning Lucas

Hi, I'm Lightning Lucas, a prolific songwriter, a deep-thinker, and a lightning-strike survivor. Welcome to my podcast, where each week we hear two songs, one old and one new, as well as some thoughts about this thing called life. If you enjoy the show please subscribe, and tell a couple of friends!
Consider supporting the show: patreon.com/lightninglucas
Also, know that you can hire me to write a song for you. Interested? Reach out to me at lucas@lightninglucas.com or (FivForZeero)-746-0398
Have a wonderful listening week!
--Lucas--
P.S. Find the songs at LightningLucas.com
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Hold That NoteApr 01, 2021

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99: Some love songs: "Ships in the Night" and "Just Your Voice Won't Do"

99: Some love songs: "Ships in the Night" and "Just Your Voice Won't Do"

Today's episode features a new love song and an old love song. It also features some thoughts on more qoutes from Eckhart Tolle. It also features the better birthday song, sung for Jeremi's 9th birthday. (Ep 1 features the birthday song for Jeremi's 7th birthday)! See LightningLucas.com for most of the music, including the love song album which I mention in this episode, which is called "It ain't me babe, rough cut" The book I read from today is called 'A New Earth' Have a wonderful listening week and I'll see you next Friday for episode 100! --Lucas-- P.S. Please rate/review this show on Spotify or Apple Podcasts. That would be super helpful. Subscribe while you're at it =)
Mar 17, 202317:29
Ep 98.5: Lightning Lucas' NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entries (from 2015-2023 in chronological order)

Ep 98.5: Lightning Lucas' NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entries (from 2015-2023 in chronological order)

Please subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Today I have compiled my 8 NPR Tiny desk entries into what is basically a low key album.  They are all live takes.   You can watch the videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPzPtFXYuB0UyOZARYq7aNYAnAGw2gTZ8 If you'd like to commission a song, please email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com or call FivForZeero-746-0398 Consider making a small weekly donation (becoming a patron) by visiting Patreon.com/lightninglucas Have a wonderful listening week, and I'll see you next Friday, Lucas
Mar 10, 202327:02
98: "Monkeys" and "My Soul Finds Rest"

98: "Monkeys" and "My Soul Finds Rest"

Please subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Today I dabbled in the Bible.  I touched on Psalm 62, Luke 3:11, and the book of James.  I also featured a song that claims it doesn't matter if God exists because we are all just big stupid monkeys... so it's a weird episode =) Find these two songs at LightningLucas.com ... Monkeys is on the album 'Cold Hearted Monkeys' and My Soul Finds Rest is on the album 'Wash Me / Walk On Water' Have a wonderful listening week, and I'll see you next Friday, Lucas
Mar 03, 202316:45
97: On Climate Change: "Redder and Redder" and "Reverse Entropy"

97: On Climate Change: "Redder and Redder" and "Reverse Entropy"

Please subscribe on your favorite podcast app.   Check out the Anabaptist Climate Collaborative here: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/resources/ Also, search for "Shifting Climates" on your podcast app, it's a great show. Thanks to Earl for emailing me two questions!  Perhaps we'll get to the other one in a future episode. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Feb 24, 202319:21
48: Valentine's Day Is Terrible (Take 3) (Live W/ Andrew Claassen) and A Drinking Song (Words by W.B. Yeats, Music by Lightning Lucas) [Remastered Repost]

48: Valentine's Day Is Terrible (Take 3) (Live W/ Andrew Claassen) and A Drinking Song (Words by W.B. Yeats, Music by Lightning Lucas) [Remastered Repost]

Many of my love songs can now be found on this album: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/before-i-find-her Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Here is the "Valentine's Day is Terrible" live video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCdk5f4x1E4 Google or Wikipedia "W.B. Yeats" for info on the poet who wrote the words to today's second song.
Feb 10, 202318:06
[Remastered Repost of] 04: On Depression: "You Gotta Wait It Out" and "Waves Toward The Sun"

[Remastered Repost of] 04: On Depression: "You Gotta Wait It Out" and "Waves Toward The Sun"

My ducks are not in a row these days, and yet, life is good (and hard).  Here is a remastered repost of episode 4, which came out nearly 2 years ago.  I remastered both the songs and the talking and harmonica stings.  Most of you probably won't be able to tell the difference, but that's okay.  (The most significant difference is that it now sounds better on large speakers, though optimal listening is still through headphones).   This is a fairly solid episode and it doesn't really touch on current events at all, so it's very repostable.  Feel free to reply to this post (or email Lucas@LightningLucas.com) with a question or comment, I love to hear from you. --Lucas-- 2/4/2023  If you'd like to consider supporting the show, visit Patreon.com/LightningLucas
Feb 04, 202317:22
96: First actual episode in awhile. Featuring a new song I really like: 'Blessings Left' as well as 'War In My Soul'

96: First actual episode in awhile. Featuring a new song I really like: 'Blessings Left' as well as 'War In My Soul'

Back from a bit of a hiatus, armed with new superior audio compression tools... I'm Lightning Lucas and welcome to my musical podcast.  It's called Hold That Note.  You can find many things related to the show at HoldThatNote.net and you can listen to it on that website or wherever you get your podcasts ...  The show features my songs, old and new... songs of Life and Love, Depth and Lack Thereof.  Today's new song is mostly in the 'Depth' category, though it has some funny lines as well.  I also riff in answer to questions about previous episodes or about life in general. Today's call to action is:               Check out my Patreon page:                       https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas ...               Signing up here is one of the main ways you can support the show and help me keep food on the table. Perhaps there will be different calls to action different weeks, but that's the one I'm sticking with today. Have a wonderful listening week, and I'll see you next Friday! --Lucas--
Jan 27, 202317:11
95: 'Cold-Hearted Monkeys' FULL ALBUM (B-sides from the first few seasons of Hold That Note)

95: 'Cold-Hearted Monkeys' FULL ALBUM (B-sides from the first few seasons of Hold That Note)

Find this album and many more at LightningLucas.com ... Support the show by commissioning a song or jingle... (contact Lucas@LightningLucas.com or call FivForZeero-746-0398) or become a recurring donor (patron) at Patreon.com/LightningLucas This album contains 'B-sides' from the first few seasons of Hold That Note (Approximately Spring-Autumn of 2021).  The credits for the songs can be found with the album at LightningLucas.com ... I'm posting the album now because I've never posted it in its entirety on the show and I think you'll enjoy it.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what the next chapter of this show will look like. Best, Lucas (1/21/2023)
Jan 21, 202342:41
94: 'The Best Is Yet To Come' FULL ALBUM (Highlights of Season 2 of Hold That Note)

94: 'The Best Is Yet To Come' FULL ALBUM (Highlights of Season 2 of Hold That Note)

Find this album and many more at LightningLucas.com ... Support the show by commissioning a song or jingle... (contact Lucas@LightningLucas.com or call FivForZeero-746-0398) or become a recurring donor (patron) at Patreon.com/LightningLucas This album contains highlights from the second season of Hold That Note (which came out in the Spring of 2021).  The credits for the songs can be found with the album at LightningLucas.com ... I'm posting the album now because I've never posted it in its entirety on the show and I think you'll enjoy it.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what the next chapter of this show will look like. Best, Lucas (1/14/2023)
Jan 14, 202342:17
93: 'seek a path' FULL ALBUM (Highlights from Season 1 of Hold That Note)

93: 'seek a path' FULL ALBUM (Highlights from Season 1 of Hold That Note)

Find this album and many more at LightningLucas.com ... Support the show by commissioning a song (contact Lucas@LightningLucas.com or call FivForZeero-746-0398) or become a recurring donor (patron) at Patreon.com/LightningLucas  This album contains highlights from the first season of Hold That Note which came out in the Spring of 2021.  Several of the songs are collabs.  The credits for the songs can be found with the album at LightningLucas.com ... I'm posting the album now because I've never posted it in its entirety on the show and I think you'll enjoy it.  Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out what the next chapter of this show will look like. Best, Lucas (1/5/2023)
Jan 05, 202333:44
[Christmas Repost of] 40: Luke 2 KJV (the Christmas Story) and Lose Yourself This Christmas

[Christmas Repost of] 40: Luke 2 KJV (the Christmas Story) and Lose Yourself This Christmas

Happy Holidays Everyone!   Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  This week we heard a question from my Dad about Christmas in the Philippines.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, and I hope to be back next Friday with a new episode!  --Lucas-- The mentioned song: When We Were Missionaries: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/when-we-were-missionaries-2
Dec 23, 202219:04
92: Happy Early Birthday Jesus FULL ALBUM

92: Happy Early Birthday Jesus FULL ALBUM

Listen to the new holiday albums here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music The lighthearted album is entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus and the more serious album is called Nothing Is Lacking. Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Last week we heard a question from my number one fan.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Dec 18, 202228:48
91: Nothing Is Lacking FULL ALBUM

91: Nothing Is Lacking FULL ALBUM

Listen to the new holiday albums here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music The lighthearted album is entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus and the more serious album is called Nothing Is Lacking. Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Last week we heard a question from my number one fan.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Dec 18, 202232:19
90: Live at Hotel Madison: X2 Comedy Student Showcase 12/3/2022

90: Live at Hotel Madison: X2 Comedy Student Showcase 12/3/2022

Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song!) ------------------------------------ To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ---------------------- Check out https://www.x2comedy.com/ ---------------------- Listen to the new holiday albums here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music The lighthearted album is entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus and the more serious album is called Nothing Is Lacking. --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Last week we heard a question from my number one fan.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Dec 10, 202200:00
89: "Nothing is Lacking" and "The Sky..."

89: "Nothing is Lacking" and "The Sky..."

Listen to the new holiday albums here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music The lighthearted album is entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus and the more serious album is called Nothing Is Lacking. Just in case you want to come to the first-ever comedy show that I'm a part of (Sat 12/3/2022 at 5:00pm) here is the link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/x2-comedy-class-graduation-showcase-tickets-467543363787 Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a question from my number one fan.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Dec 02, 202215:18
[Repost of] Ep 37: "Happy Early Birthday Jesus" and "An Advent Song"

[Repost of] Ep 37: "Happy Early Birthday Jesus" and "An Advent Song"

Listen to the new holiday albums here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music The lighthearted album is entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus and the more serious album is called Nothing Is Lacking.   Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the link to Our Community Place: OurCommunityPlace.org  ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Last week we heard a quote from the bestselling book Stumbling on Happiness.  (Last week's episode was really good by the way).  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Nov 25, 202220:40
88: "Fairies and Astronauts" [w/ Andrew Claassen], ft Landon Heavener and Josh Ayers, and "These Are The Good Old Days" ft members of Ears to the Ground Family (Dimitris Campos and Nichole Barrows)

88: "Fairies and Astronauts" [w/ Andrew Claassen], ft Landon Heavener and Josh Ayers, and "These Are The Good Old Days" ft members of Ears to the Ground Family (Dimitris Campos and Nichole Barrows)

Listening is enhanced with headphones! 88: "Fairies and Astronauts" [w/ Andrew Claassen], ft Landon Heavener and Josh Ayers, and "These Are The Good Old Days" ft members of Ears to the Ground Family (Dimitris Campos and Nichole Barrows) Episode 88: Some thoughts on the already and the not yet.  This is the last episode of season 5.  Next week we'll start season six with a couple of holiday favorites and then see what takes shape after that!  Also next week, hopefully I'll be launching a holiday album, most likely entitled Happy Early Birthday Jesus.  Many thanks to Andrew, Landon, and Josh... I really dig today's first song!  (And of course I love the second song too, which sounds great because of the harmonies of Dimitris and Nichole)... ----------------------------------- Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4 ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a quote from the bestselling book Stumbling on Happiness.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Nov 18, 202217:34
87: "Don't Kill Your Dreams" [W/ Leah Wenger] and an instrumental: "Three Guitars"

87: "Don't Kill Your Dreams" [W/ Leah Wenger] and an instrumental: "Three Guitars"

Episode 87: Some thoughts on Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible," and it's connection with the table game "Avalon, the Resistance" ... featuring songs that may not feel like they fit with the talking: "Don't Kill Your Dreams" [W/ Leah Wenger] and an instrumental "Three Guitars" ----------------------------------- Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4 ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Last week we heard some thoughts on a theoretical question about exercise and mental health.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Nov 11, 202218:35
86: "Say My Name," "Walk Around The Neighborhood," and "Who Am I To Argue"

86: "Say My Name," "Walk Around The Neighborhood," and "Who Am I To Argue"

86: Some spoken word, an excerpt on walking, and an old classic. ["Say My Name," "Walk Around The Neighborhood," and "Who Am I To Argue"] ----------------------------------- To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today we have two shorter things (a spoken word piece, and a mantra about walking) followed by one of my favorite old songs. ---------------------- I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4 ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some thoughts on a theoretical question about exercise and mental health.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Nov 05, 202217:21
85: More on Fame and Depression: "Unicorn" and "Morning Routine"

85: More on Fame and Depression: "Unicorn" and "Morning Routine"

85: More on Fame and Depression: "Unicorn" and "Morning Routine" ----------------------------------- To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first one today is the old one which is more thoughts on fame... and the second one is a new recording of a song from my youtube era, about being depressed... ---------------------- I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town at EMS the last weekend of October 2022: https://www.easternmennonite.org/2022/10/emhs-to-stage-our-town/ Here's the link to watch the whole play on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4 ----------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a comment from my mom and some quotes from Malcolm Gladwell.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Oct 29, 202216:52
84: "Taylor Swift" and "Famous"

84: "Taylor Swift" and "Famous"

This episode about fame was recorded yesterday... I'm already unsure how I feel about it... but here it is. ----------------------------------- To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first one today is the new one, which is about Taylor Swift, and the second one is from 2015 and is about wanting to get famous. ---------------------- I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the video of last week's song "Change the World": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7mjmjlrWKI I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some comments from C.S. Lewis on souls.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Oct 22, 202217:48
83: "The Peter Song" and "Mere Mortals"

83: "The Peter Song" and "Mere Mortals"

Anita Rahma's new book "Beyond Our Walls: Following Jesus In The Slums of Jakarta" will be out soon.  Pre-order it at this link: https://missionbooks.org/products/beyond-our-walls ----------------------------------- To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------------------------------ Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first one appeared on my 2014 Christian album "Wash Me / Walk On Water" which you can find here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water The second song today is "Mere Mortals" and it relates to the C.S. Lewis quote that you'll hear me talk about throughout the episode.  The quote comes from the essay "The Weight of Glory"... ---------------------- I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- Here's the video of last week's song "Change the World": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7mjmjlrWKI I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some comments from C.S. Lewis on souls.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Oct 14, 202219:46
82: On Success, Failure, and Expertise: "Change the World" (2016 live take) and "Plans"

82: On Success, Failure, and Expertise: "Change the World" (2016 live take) and "Plans"

Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first one appeared on YouTube in 2016 for the NPR tiny desk contest.  The second one is brand new this week.  Both songs are about having high ambitions that don't pan out the way you thought they might.  Today I experimented with the levels of the talking versus the songs... let me know if it improved your experience! To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- The book that I talk about in today's episode is "Ultralearning" by Scott H. Young.  The book summaries of it that I listened to were awesome, and there's a free audiobook version of the full book on YouTube. Here's the video of Change the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7mjmjlrWKI I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some comments from Richard Feynman about expertise.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  Or simply email your written question or comment to me: lucas@lightninglucas.com (perhaps hit reply on the Mailchimp or Patreon email you received from me). Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Oct 07, 202218:06
81: "seek a path" (2022 mix) and "Unstuck"

81: "seek a path" (2022 mix) and "Unstuck"

Unstuck... getting unstuck.  That's the goal. Thank you for using some of your valuable time to listen to my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first one appeared on the show before, in June of 2021, but I touched it up for today's episode... the second one is brand new... it's about getting unstuck.  Both of these songs relate to depression but are somewhat lighthearted nonetheless.   The book that I talk about in today's episode is "Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven-Stage Journey Out of Depression" by James S. Gordon, MD.  I've only read the introduction so far and it already inspired a song... but I can't really vouch for the book yet.  To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some comments about supplementing Magnesium.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 30, 202216:45
80: "Girl Named Tom" / "My Father's Son" and "Watchin' Your Grandsons Paint"

80: "Girl Named Tom" / "My Father's Son" and "Watchin' Your Grandsons Paint"

Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first is one I wrote for my Dad, inspired by my decision to stop working in our family's painting business.  The second one is a 2015 recording of a song I wrote for my Grandfather called "Watchin' Your Grandsons Paint."  To discuss commissioning a song (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW CURRENTLY) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW LONG TERM), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some comments about supplementing Magnesium.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 23, 202218:12
79: 'Find Me' (written w/ C.S. Hurst) and "Don't Resist The Rain" (2022 version)

79: 'Find Me' (written w/ C.S. Hurst) and "Don't Resist The Rain" (2022 version)

Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first is one I wrote with my brother C.S. Hurst in the early 2010s... the recording is from 2014 and I remastered it today.  The second was written and recorded in 2015 but I just made an entirely new recording of it this week.  (Thanks to innorecords for the wonderful rain noise). I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a comment from Tim Ferriss.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 16, 202220:19
78: My Protocol 2022 and Activation Energy

78: My Protocol 2022 and Activation Energy

Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first is from last year, it's the first song that was new on the show to be reused as an old one... (We did 150+ with no repeats, so the time has come...) The new song is about activation energy, and that's what I spend most of the talking time talking about, too. I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a comment from my songwriting group.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 09, 202217:46
77: 'Playing Tennis' and 'Simplify, Simplify, Simplify'

77: 'Playing Tennis' and 'Simplify, Simplify, Simplify'

Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first is a 2016 one about tennis, and the second is a new one about simplifying things.   I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a comment from my songwriting group.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 02, 202217:28
76: A lighthearted episode: 'Born Ready' and 'Happy Birthday to Me'

76: A lighthearted episode: 'Born Ready' and 'Happy Birthday to Me'

Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Here are two more songs!  The first is a cowboy story, and the second is a birthday song for myself.  Apologies for publishing this late... (the episode was done on time just not posted), I went to the local Christian Music Festival yesterday, and I painted a long day today with my dad. I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Here is my Christian Album that is often alluded to: 'Wash Me / Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Here is the album with the 2022 and 2014 versions of the Robin Williams tribute song (from Ep 74) back to back: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/dead-poets-society --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard me read aloud an email that my Aunt Dawn sent me.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 28, 202218:30
75: 'Consider the Lilies' and 'Recipe for Happiness'

75: 'Consider the Lilies' and 'Recipe for Happiness'

Here are two songs, one new and one old, about how to live a fulfilled life.  Apologies for publishing this late... I went to the County Fair. I recently released an album of love songs... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week the first song takes some of its material from the Sermon on the Mount (Google it), and the second song is a humorous yet poignant 'recipe' for happiness.   Here is my Christian Album that is often alluded to: 'Wash Me / Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Here is the album with the 2022 and 2014 versions of the Robin Williams tribute song (from Ep 74) back to back: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/dead-poets-society --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard some red letter words from Jesus... it wasn't exactly a comment or question, but I put it in that section...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 20, 202216:47
74: Oh Captain My Captain (2022 Studio Version of Robin Williams tribute song) and Bigger Things Blind

74: Oh Captain My Captain (2022 Studio Version of Robin Williams tribute song) and Bigger Things Blind

Robin Williams' life may have ended 8 years ago... but his influence is alive and well.  Here is a new recording of a tribute song I wrote for him using quotes from the movie Dead Poets Society. I recently released an album... it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week the second song is called Bigger Things Blind and it's about maintaining a proper perspective and a sense of awe.   Here is my Christian Album that is often alluded to: 'Wash Me / Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Here is the album with the 2022 and 2014 versions of the Robin Williams tribute song back to back: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/dead-poets-society --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a comment from a friend of mine...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 12, 202219:36
73: Some thoughts on God as I understand Gaad: 'Maximum Service' and 'James Song'

73: Some thoughts on God as I understand Gaad: 'Maximum Service' and 'James Song'

I feel like I've alluded to many opinions about God, so here is a whole episode on my thoughts. I recently released an album, it's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week we start with a new Taize style song.  The text comes for page 77 of the A.A. Big Book.  Then we have some riffing about God, followed by a song based on the book of James.  Here is my Christian Album 'Wash Me / Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Here is the old rough album I mentioned last week: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/and-then-keep-running --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard comments from my brother and my mom...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 05, 202218:47
72: Some shorts from COVID isolation (an alarm and a ringtone) + Dream (2015 Studio Live Take)

72: Some shorts from COVID isolation (an alarm and a ringtone) + Dream (2015 Studio Live Take)

Yeah, I survived being struck by lightning 9 years ago!  I like to mark the day, and this year I released this album of love songs for your listening pleasure... It's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week we start with two new ditties, an alarm clock song and a ringtone.  We finish off with the old song of the day which is about dreaming about a love interest who is long gone.  --------------- Here is the old rough album I mentioned: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/and-then-keep-running --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  Today we heard a question from my dad...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 29, 202216:58
71: More thoughts on time and lightning: 'Tomorrow Is Upon Us' and 'Songwriting Group'

71: More thoughts on time and lightning: 'Tomorrow Is Upon Us' and 'Songwriting Group'

Yeah, I survived being struck by lightning 9 years ago!  I like to mark the day, and this year I released this album of love songs for your listening pleasure... It's called 'Before I Find Her' ... free to listen, but please do purchase it if you would be so kind: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/music To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) --------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's old song was inspired by how fast technology changes, and the new song was inspired by procrastinating on writing a song for my songwriting group. --------------- Google Atrial Fibrillation and Ventricular Fibrillation if you are a curious person. --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review. ---------------- I love to hear from you!  A few weeks ago we heard a question from Leah!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 22, 202217:18
[Repost of] Ep 19: The Lightning Lucas Origin Story (The Ballad Of Lightning Lucas)

[Repost of] Ep 19: The Lightning Lucas Origin Story (The Ballad Of Lightning Lucas)

Today is my 9th 'Lightniversary' ...  It has been 9 years since my heart started beating again, and tomorrow will be 9 years since I woke up after being directly struck by a freak bolt of lightning.  Hear the whole story in this episode! I was wrong in the episode, I said I wrote this song for the 5th Lightniversary, it was actually the 4th.  Check out one of my early efforts at YouTube, with visuals of the actual lightning tree here: https://youtu.be/R67xFK4adZk To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero-746-0398) Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 22, 202221:34
70: On Contentedness: 'Criminally Discontent' and 'Dent in the World'

70: On Contentedness: 'Criminally Discontent' and 'Dent in the World'

I hope you are content with the content of this episode (which is the last in season 4, but don't worry, season 5 starts next week). If you'd like to donate to the Resonator Guitar Fund (aka help me pay for the instrument I just bought) you can: write a check to 'Lightning Lucas' and get it to me in person, or Venmo me (under the business tab I am @LightningLucas34) To see if you'd like to become a Patron (PERHAPS THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW), check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link).  To discuss commissioning a song (ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO SUPPORT THE SHOW) email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's new song is about the lack of contentedness that comes from depression... The second song (the old one) is about the life of a young woman trying to make a 'Dent in the World.' ------------ Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Next new Album is dropping on the Lightning Strike Anniversary which is next week (July 21st).  It will be 'Volume 1' of 'Before I Find Her'... -------------- Check out the book I'm reading... it's by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans and it's called "Designing Your Life." --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.'  While you're at it, if you can figure it out, you could leave me a review.  ---------------- I love to hear from you!  A few weeks ago we heard a question from Leah!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 15, 202217:56
69: An episode about Time... 'Time Goes So Slow' and 'Iron Shoes'

69: An episode about Time... 'Time Goes So Slow' and 'Iron Shoes'

Enjoy this episode about time and lifestyle design. If you'd like to donate to the Resonator Guitar Fund (aka help me pay for the instrument I just bought) you can: write a check to 'Lightning Lucas' and get it to me in person, or Venmo me (under the business tab I am @LightningLucas34) To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's new song is first and shares a similar sentiment with the song from Episode 2 (the Days Drag On)... The second song (the old one) is about my love hate relationship with my family's painting business.  'It's called Iron Shoes.'   ------------ Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- Check out the book I'm reading... it's by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans and it's called "Designing Your Life." --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  A few weeks ago we heard a question from Leah!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 08, 202217:42
68: On lifestyle design etc... 'Once More' and 'Oh, Creator, Hear My Cry'

68: On lifestyle design etc... 'Once More' and 'Oh, Creator, Hear My Cry'

If you're seeing this right as it's being posted, I have a show this afternoon downtown at the Depot for 'first Fridays' (7/1/2022) (5-6:30pm).  It's free, bring a friend!  Otherwise, enjoy this episode about lifestyle design and also philosophy and depression.  Also I talk a bit more about our Oregon trip. If you'd like to donate to the Resonator Guitar Fund (aka help me pay for the instrument I just bought) you can: write a check to 'Lightning Lucas' and get it to me in person, or Venmo me (under the business tab I am @LightningLucas34) To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's old song is first, it's called 'Once More' and it's about philosophy.  The new one is a weird mash-up of a praise song and a lament.  It sounds like a psalm. ------------ Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- Check out the book I'm reading... it's by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans and it's called "Designing Your Life." --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  A few weeks ago we heard a question from Leah!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 01, 202219:17
67: We Love Jon and All The Stories

67: We Love Jon and All The Stories

Some stories from our Oregon trip weaved with a commissioned birthday song for Uncle Jon and a song about the power of the written word. If you'd like to donate to the Resonator Guitar Fund (aka help me pay for the instrument I just bought) you can: write a check to 'Lightning Lucas' and get it to me in person, or Venmo me (under the business tab I am @LightningLucas34)  To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's new song is a commission I did for my Uncle Jon's birthday! The old song is about the power of stories and words. ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- Bob Dylan's Ballad of Hollis Brown (not for the faint of heart): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8xkxy3tXTA Read Sir John Hargrave's book online for free here: https://www.mindhacki.ng/ --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Leah herself!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 24, 202220:42
10 minutes of Mantra Song (Meant to be used for a 'Concentration Game' (meditation)) Bonus episode (ep 66.5)

10 minutes of Mantra Song (Meant to be used for a 'Concentration Game' (meditation)) Bonus episode (ep 66.5)

Here is a 10+ minute version of the Mantra Song On Loop.  It's meant to help you with a Concentration Game (aka Meditation).  I said last week I'd make it 20 minutes, but 10 seemed more managable. To see if you'd like to become a Patron, (the best way to support the show)... check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). To discuss commissioning a song (another great way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- Read Sir John Hargrave's book online for free here: https://www.mindhacki.ng/ --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Leah herself!  In this special episode there's no talking.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 24, 202210:49
66: Mantra Song and Pile of Problems

66: Mantra Song and Pile of Problems

Hey everyone, my brother and I have just returned from our trip to Oregon... it was quite refreshing!  Some stories from the trip to come in weeks ahead.  Here is an episode I recorded before we left.  It features the talented Leah Wenger again (see our previous collabs on episode 10 and episode 32).  To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's new song is a mantra designed to expand and contract your thinking, and the old one is about how our problems may not be as bad as we think. ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- Read Sir John Hargrave's book online for free here: https://www.mindhacki.ng/ --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Leah herself!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 18, 202218:32
65: Put Things Where They Go and Gate A16 and Your Chair

65: Put Things Where They Go and Gate A16 and Your Chair

Hey everyone, my brother and I are having a great time in Portland, it has been very relaxing.  Next week we will go south to the Willamette Valley to a family reunion.  I hope these pre-recorded episodes are an acceptable gift.  To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's new song is an ear-worm about tidying up, and the old one is two short poems about travel. ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys -------------- The Mom Song, as promised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgoJ0f5EsQ&ab_channel=ashleytisdalefan007 --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a comment from Gene Bedell, from his book 'Three Steps to Yes'... To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 10, 202217:30
64: Sporting My Travelling Mustache and I Cantaloupe (a much needed, light-hearted episode)

64: Sporting My Travelling Mustache and I Cantaloupe (a much needed, light-hearted episode)

My brother and I are heading to Oregon for two weeks!  So this week I have recorded 2 episodes, and hope to record one more before we leave on Monday!  Hopefully the trip will inspire some music which you will get to hear upon our return! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week is much lighter-hearted than the last two episodes which were about mass shooting.  I apologize for the abrupt transition. ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard comment from my friend Daniel, To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 03, 202216:20
Robb Elementary and Angela Says, Hold That Note Ep. 63

Robb Elementary and Angela Says, Hold That Note Ep. 63

Another somber episode... Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/31/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out. To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week is basically about mass shootings and gun control... again.  Also activism and names.  Hopefully next week we will return to something less heavy. ------------- The promised song by my sister: https://soundcloud.com/yugodservant/names?utm_source=mobi&utm_campaign=social_sharing&fbclid=IwAR3OIjBpODY9mCuklkc2Jz-Q0cDmBr09fD_zDMBLN4T5FfZp-ia3H_SzhBw The promised Sufjan song about a serial killer... it is quite disturbing, so don't listen to it if you are squeamish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWpvMm27WIM ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard comment from my friend Daniel, and also continued responding to a YouTube listener named Artie from last week...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
May 27, 202219:42
62: Payton Gendron (Studio Version) and Remember Not to Forget

62: Payton Gendron (Studio Version) and Remember Not to Forget

Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/24/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out. To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week is basically about mass shootings and gun control. ------------- The promised song by my sister: https://soundcloud.com/yugodservant/names?utm_source=mobi&utm_campaign=social_sharing&fbclid=IwAR3OIjBpODY9mCuklkc2Jz-Q0cDmBr09fD_zDMBLN4T5FfZp-ia3H_SzhBw The promised Sufjan song about a serial killer... it is quite disturbing, so don't listen to it if you are squeamish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWpvMm27WIM ------------- Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard comment from a YouTube listener named Artie...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
May 20, 202220:12
Payton Gendron song (studio live take) "Make-Believe" (An 'emergency episode' about three current tragedies) (Song Only)

Payton Gendron song (studio live take) "Make-Believe" (An 'emergency episode' about three current tragedies) (Song Only)

This is a special song-only episode featuring a song I started many years ago and finally finished.  It has a lot to say, so I'll simply post the lyrics: Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, another ten dead, Shot by a kid, who was wrong in the head, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, It’s easier to imagine it’s just the imagination of the man at the radio station, Rather than the messed up mind of the boy with the gun in his hand, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, thousands now dead, When I ask what for, they say another war, It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, It’s difficult to imagine the imagination of the man at the highest position, Thinking it’s a grand idea to keep sending more boys with guns in their hands It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… Newspaper hit the doorstop of my heart this morning, Headline read, a million are dead, In a country where we had the cure to spare It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, But some choose to pretend it’s just pretend, Empirical evidence isn’t as real as what I feel and what I read on my newsfeed Tells me that I is more important than we It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe, It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, And ‘guns don’t kill people, people kill people’ They say as they pray as they peep through the keyhole And wait to come out till the murder-suicide… blood has dried It’s easier to make believe it’s make-believe… It’s easier to pretend it’s just pretend, …unfortunately this is not the end …Fade out If you are moved by this song please share it.  You can also play it... it is Capo 7: Am,C,G,D --Lightning Lucas-- Sunday 5/15/2022 For more info see other episodes at holdthatnote.net
May 16, 202203:28
61: Summer Song and Circadian Rhythms, (bonus: An Alphabet Ditty)

61: Summer Song and Circadian Rhythms, (bonus: An Alphabet Ditty)

Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/17/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out.   To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (FivForZeero)-746-0398 (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!)  Be sure to check out episode 60: a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week touchs on sleep again, and also celebrates summer. Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' (from episode 59) as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys --------------- Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' ---------------- I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Rober Maurer, PhD...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
May 13, 202218:13
Episode 60: The Sizzle Reel

Episode 60: The Sizzle Reel

Start the process of commissioning a song by emailing Lucas@LightningLucas.com or calling (FivForZeero-746-0398) While you listen to the sizzle reel, think of what song you'd like in your life.  Here is the beginning of the script: Hi I’m Lightning Lucas, and I got that name by being struck by lightning and surviving, and now I’m a musician who writes songs for a living and I also host a weekly musical podcast!  It’s called Hold That Note (visit Holdthatnote.net) Today I’m walking you through my sizzle reel of songs I’ve done for specific people or events and of course those I’ve done on commission as well.  Let’s dive in with a snippet from my 2018 classic ‘Hold The Hope.’ Here’s what Diane from Iowa had to say: “I commissioned a song from Lucas as part of a project to create a training program for Peer Support Specialists. He listened carefully to the thoughts and ideas of our team and honored them in his creative process. He kept me apprised of his progress and met the required deadlines.  It was a pleasure to work with Lucas and we couldn't be more pleased with the end product.” [Clip from Hold The Hope ft. C.S. Hurst and Nichole Barrows] For the full script of the sizzle reel visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HhbiVm-tMlI4r2av3dcYVke96XgxbFxxk75Ye4PnnUo/edit?usp=sharing Here’s a quote from folk musician extraordinaire John McCutcheon. He says: “Amidst the flood of new singer-songwriters out there, every once in a great while someone makes me stop and listen. I never miss a chance to hear another Lightning Lucas song. You shouldn’t either.” Trent Wagler of The Steel Wheels had this to say: “Lightning Lucas has an earnest heart that he puts into every song. He's equal parts quirky, funny, and poignant.” Here's what Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light had to say: “With a wit like the lightning in his name, Lucas always brightens my day. We’ve played together countless times and toured together by bicycle, but I keep coming back for the songs. I have my favorites, but more than anything I look forward to whatever he writes next.” Here’s a quote from Dimitris Campos of Ears to the Ground Family: “I think Lucas is spontaneous, creative, and witty.  He’s the hardest working songwriter in Harrisonburg.  His songs get to the heart of the theme that he’s writing about.” Go ahead and start the process of commissioning a song by emailing Lucas@LightningLucas.com or calling (FivForZeero-746-0398)... I look forward to the possibility of working with you! --Lightning Lucas--
May 06, 202232:36
59: As Long As You Pass and Wake Up, Wake Up

59: As Long As You Pass and Wake Up, Wake Up

Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 5/03/22 from 4:45-7 p.m.  Come on out.  Last week's went quite well, and it looks like it will indeed become a weekly thing! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Next week we will have a 'sizzle reel' episode to encourage you to commission a song! To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is sleep, the first song encourages you to fall asleep in the grass... and the second song tells you to wake up! Set 'Wake Up, Wake Up' as your alarm by visiting: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-wake-up New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Symone...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  I'm also still looking for simple constructive ways to improve the show.  You can simply email me: lucas@lightninglucas.com  Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Apr 29, 202218:30
58: (Video Available) Redbuds and Perennial Questions

58: (Video Available) Redbuds and Perennial Questions

Gig at A Bowl of Good again next Tuesday 4/26/22 from 4:45-6:45 p.m.  Come on out.  Last week's went quite well, and it looks like it will indeed become a weekly thing! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). ***To watch this episode on video, access it on Spotify, or watch it on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/BMOU1cIyris Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! ------------- Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is nature... Today, the first song is called Redbuds and it is about unrequited love, graduation, and Redbud trees.  The second song is called Perennial Questions and it is off of the 2015 album Famous which you can listen to here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/famous New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from me (asking for feedback... what's one small improvement you think I should make to Hold That Note)?...  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Apr 22, 202219:17
57: Cold In This Sunshine and Sleep Song

57: Cold In This Sunshine and Sleep Song

The gig at A Bowl of Good went quite well, and they have invited me back, I will be there again this Thursday 4/21/22 from 4:45-6:45pm.  Perhaps it will even become a weekly thing! Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's themes are cold and sleep... Today, the first song is called Cold In This Sunshine and it moves from the literal to the metaphorical when it comes to being cold despite it being sunny out. The second song is based on a YouTube Short that I wrote 2 years ago. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' Here is the link to the old Sail On video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATzJAYuIro I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from me.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Apr 15, 202218:33
56: On Death and King Solomon: Sail On (ft C.S. Hurst) and Come Quickly (ft Yugo Prasetyo)

56: On Death and King Solomon: Sail On (ft C.S. Hurst) and Come Quickly (ft Yugo Prasetyo)

I'm playing this Saturday night at 7:30pm 4/9/22 at Common Grounds Coffee House on Eastern Mennonite University campus!  The event is story-telling and music and the theme is War and Resilience.  (There are many other storytellers and a few other musicians, but I may be featured heavily as my Dad is coordinating the event).   The gig at A Bowl of Good went quite well, and they have invited me back, tentatively I will be there again this Tuesday 4/12/22 from 4:45-6:45pm.  You might want to text me to check the time. Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Thank you for checking out my musical podcast, where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  This week's theme is death... Today, the first song is called Sail On and it was written for my grandpa as he lay dying.  The second song is based on Ecclesiastes and it's a real downer.  I hope these songs can help you access your emotions. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' Here is the link to the old Sail On video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XATzJAYuIro I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Ryan Holiday.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Apr 08, 202220:14
55: A lighthearted episode for the most part: Too Many T-shirts and Grandpa's Feet Smell So Bad

55: A lighthearted episode for the most part: Too Many T-shirts and Grandpa's Feet Smell So Bad

I'm playing at A Bowl Of Good this Tuesday 4/5/22 around dinner time (4:45-6:45pm).  Come check out the music and grab some excellent food! Uncle Jon (Jon Nafziger) has a new album out (Going to the Sun) and it's on the streaming services, so check it out, just search 'Jon Nafziger Going to the Sun' wherever you stream your music! To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, the first song is the fresh one, written and recorded yesterday.  It is about how we all have too many t-shirts.  The second song is about Grandpa's feet stinking and I co-wrote it with Katherin Benson at John McCutcheon's songwriting camp in 2015.  New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe' or 'Follow.' I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Symone.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Apr 01, 202217:08
54: A somber episode touching on the War in Ukraine: Cellos Mourning The War and Because We're Human

54: A somber episode touching on the War in Ukraine: Cellos Mourning The War and Because We're Human

Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, the first song is the new-ish one which is a piece for 3 cellos (which I have performed here using MIDI).  It is called Cellos Mourning The War.  The second song is about human nature and it is called Because We're Human.  It is the first track off of my 2015 album 'Moonlight Without You.' (https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/moonlight-without-you) New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song (the best way to support the show), email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Ben Wyse of Wyse Cycles.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Also notable:  World Bipolar Day The British docuseries 'Chernobyl' as well as the light-hearted "Kim's Convenience" Ukrainian cellist playing Bach's cello suite no 5 in a war zone: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/03/23/ukraine-cello-russia-kharkiv-music/?fbclid=IwAR0vyvp4MERBgLAN7-YbRCkTI26mXoA6DA0rG0aA3dQYCJ4iDN9kiV6z3yE
Mar 25, 202217:47
[Repost of] Ep 01: On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope

[Repost of] Ep 01: On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope

It is perhaps more important to me that you listen to recent episodes, but if you are a super fan, this repost is for you.  Episode 01 was pretty solid.  It came out on March 17, 2021.  A lot of things have changed since then, some things not so much.  Please do consider going back to the beginning and binge-listening to some episodes!  Here are the show notes from the original episode: Hold The Hope was commissioned by the Iowa Peer and Family Peer Support Training Program, and it featured Nichole Barrows, C.S. Hurst and Isaac and Jacinda Stahly-Dahl.  It was mixed and mastered by Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light.  You can watch a video of Hold The Hope, which was put together by the esteemed Gabriel Brunk, by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhZ1wsnBUs and you can find it on the album A Taste of Lightning Lucas wherever you download or stream your music.  Still Have Hope was co-written with Andrew Claassen.  I did the vocals and the acoustic guitar.  Andrew did everything else, including: electric guitars, bass, laying the drum track, organ, back-up vocals, producing the song, mixing, and mastering!  A video for this song should be available next week-ish, and we may make the song available for downloading and streaming, haven't figured out how yet. Hold That Note is planning to run at least 6 episodes, with an old favorite followed by a new song each week.  If I enjoy the 6 week trial period I will keep going.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe.   You can consider supporting me by checking out patreon.com/lightninglucas ... there is no commitment involved in checking it out. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lightning Lucas--
Mar 23, 202218:37
53: Niko's Song and Only This Step

53: Niko's Song and Only This Step

Welcome to my musical podcast where each week we hear two songs, usually one old and one new.  Today, Niko's Song is the old one.  It's about Jeremiah chapter 1 and John chapter 3 (The story of Nicodemus), and it was written in honor of the birth of my nephew (who's name is Jeremiah (he turned 8 yesterday)).  The new song today is the first-ever studio recording of 'Only This Step,' complete with redone verses.  Only This Step is a 'mantra song' advising you to tackle things one at a time. New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I also mentioned the album Wash Me / Walk On Water, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Ben Wyse of Wyse Cycles.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Mar 18, 202220:02
52: 'Blink of an Eye' and 'The Sky is Blue Today but so am I'

52: 'Blink of an Eye' and 'The Sky is Blue Today but so am I'

Available on video here: https://youtu.be/3dM7huctvtE This is the first time I'm trying a video podcast!  It also marks 1 year of me podcasting.  The other 51 episodes can be found at HoldThatNote.net   Thanks to my brother C.S. Hurst for helping to write the second song.  New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys  I also mentioned the album Skyfinding, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding  Make sure to subscribe here on YouTube but also on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.'   To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!)  To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link).   I love to hear from you!  In last week's episode, we heard a question from Steph.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.   You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud.   Worth googling: Ryan Holiday Daily Stoic Podcast 50 short rules of life from the Stoics.   Have a wonderful listening week,   --Lucas--   P.S.  Again, if you love this music coming out once a week, support me financially by becoming a Patron at Patreon.com/LightningLucas and help me chase my dream of becoming a full-time, non-touring musician!   Helpful stuff you can do: Like the video, share it on social or as an email to a friend, comment on...   SUBSCRIBE and RING THE BELL.     Thanks to pixabay for the fun background videos.  And to freesound for the soundeffects   Email lucas@lightninglucas.com to discuss commissioning a song.  http://www.lightninglucas.bandcamp.com for hundreds of basement tape style recordings.   New here?!  I suggest you watch this: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPzPtFXYuB0WhY6VM0NF8RPwHiGH5lA12  SPECIAL OFFER: Join my email list (which hopefully you want to do anyway) and I'll give you a pay-what-you-will download of my recent album "A Taste Of Lightning Lucas" (ft. such favorites as The Lawnmower Song and Hold The Hope).   JOIN HERE: https://mailchi.mp/lightninglucas/join
Mar 11, 202218:37
51: Pretty Fingers and Or I Could Give Up On Trying To Give Up On You

51: Pretty Fingers and Or I Could Give Up On Trying To Give Up On You

Here's a song about feeling behind in the relationships game and another one about persistence.  Both have YouTube videos of me playing them live which you can find here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYkcosQ7eYw and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAqL_pFKlV0 New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I also mentioned the album Skyfinding, which can be found here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  In today's episode, we heard a question from Steph.  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Mar 04, 202218:59
50: Could It Be Me Babe (Parody of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe") and (Don't I Bleed) Red Enough

50: Could It Be Me Babe (Parody of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe") and (Don't I Bleed) Red Enough

New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys Old Album which the first song of the day is off of: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-me-babe-rough-cut Dylan's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoagldK69U0 I forgot to explain what the One-Mile Challenge is... it's pretty straightforward: if you are traveling less than one mile (usually from home), you commit to walking or biking.  This seemingly small commitment can significantly lower your carbon footprint, and help with your waistline, too. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Feb 25, 202220:02
49: Oh I Just Met a Girl and Oh I Just Bought a Car

49: Oh I Just Met a Girl and Oh I Just Bought a Car

New Album, Cold-Hearted Monkeys, available to listen to and purchase now, here: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys I forgot to explain what the One-Mile Challenge is... it's pretty straightforward: if you are traveling less than one mile (usually from home), you commit to walking or biking.  This seemingly small commitment can significantly lower your carbon footprint, and help with your waistline, too. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Check out the work of Randall Munroe at xkcd.com Again, here's Cold-Hearted Monkeys: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/cold-hearted-monkeys
Feb 20, 202217:38
48: Valentine's Day Is Terrible (Take 3) (Live W/ Andrew Claassen) and A Drinking Song (Words by W.B. Yeats, Music by Lightning Lucas)

48: Valentine's Day Is Terrible (Take 3) (Live W/ Andrew Claassen) and A Drinking Song (Words by W.B. Yeats, Music by Lightning Lucas)

Two more love-related songs for the forthcoming album which may be titled 'Before I Find Her,' unless I think of a better name. Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Google or Wikipedia the following: 'Lightning Lucas Valentine's Day is terrible' (for the live video) 'W.B. Yeats' for info on the poet. 
Feb 11, 202218:06
47: Girl at the Checkout Counter and The Girl with the Bow in Her Hair parts 1, 2, and 3

47: Girl at the Checkout Counter and The Girl with the Bow in Her Hair parts 1, 2, and 3

Two humorous loves songs in the series "Before I Find Her" Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- For the Kansas trip album visit lightninglucas.com and look for 'To Kansas and Back Again."
Feb 05, 202218:33
46: Aubrey and Hold a Note

46: Aubrey and Hold a Note

Two more loves songs in the series "Before I Find Her" Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- For the breakup album, go to lightninglucas.com and find It Ain't Me Babe Rough Cut. 
Jan 28, 202218:24
45: Do Not Put a Girl's Name in a Song and Abigail / Psychward Beach

45: Do Not Put a Girl's Name in a Song and Abigail / Psychward Beach

A good rule for a songwriter, followed by a good exception to the rule. Season 3.5 continues, and shall culminate with the album "Before I Find Her." Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jan 21, 202216:58
44: Ghosted and Match.com

44: Ghosted and Match.com

Season 3.5, from whence shall come the album "Before I Find Her." "Ghosted" official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvmFVRnQXrM Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jan 14, 202218:56
43: Saturday Snow and Snowflakes 2.0

43: Saturday Snow and Snowflakes 2.0

Enjoy the snow! Make sure to subscribe on Apple or Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Christmas in the trenches by John McCutcheon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JwXfdz2C7Q
Jan 08, 202218:30
42: The Happy New Year Song (with Yugo Prasetyo) and Which Foot

42: The Happy New Year Song (with Yugo Prasetyo) and Which Foot

Happy New Year everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Here is the YouTube video of Yugo and me playing and singing The Happy New Year Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BOOJ5ZT4j0
Dec 31, 202118:21
41: Winter Solstice and Hardware Store Shopping on Christmas Eve

41: Winter Solstice and Hardware Store Shopping on Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Dec 24, 202117:44
40: Luke 2 KJV uncut (ft Perry Blosser and C.S. Hurst) and Lose Yourself This Christmas

40: Luke 2 KJV uncut (ft Perry Blosser and C.S. Hurst) and Lose Yourself This Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- The mentioned song: When We Were Missionaries: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/when-we-were-missionaries-2
Dec 17, 202119:35
39: Nothing Is Lacking and Merry Christmas, Or Is It?

39: Nothing Is Lacking and Merry Christmas, Or Is It?

Patrons, please email me your address and I'll send you a Christmas present. Make sure to subscribe on Google Podcasts or Spotify or Castbox (or most other major sources of podcasts).  Simply open your podcast app, search 'Hold That Note' and click something like 'Subscribe.'   To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week,  --Lucas-- When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. - Lao Tzu
Dec 10, 202118:57
38: All I Want For Christmas Is You 2 and Snapchat Christmas

38: All I Want For Christmas Is You 2 and Snapchat Christmas

A love song and a song about technology and Christmas, along with some riffing in answer to a great question.  Thanks to C.S. Hurst on the cello again!  Happy birthday Simeon! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Videos for the two songs from this episode: https://youtu.be/o3b4T8h5XBc and https://youtu.be/7XWeUrsRcmo
Dec 03, 202118:45
37: Happy Early Birthday Jesus and An Advent Song

37: Happy Early Birthday Jesus and An Advent Song

Here's a silly song and a serious one to boot. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Check Out: https://ourcommunityplace.org/ and: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%201&version=NIV
Nov 27, 202119:24
36: Happy Thanksgiving and COVID Thanksgiving

36: Happy Thanksgiving and COVID Thanksgiving

Welcome to another episode of the Holiday Season! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Things from this episode: The COVID Thanksgiving video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNVgKlw7yW4 Keith Hershberger on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WrGfoi37Rfa4NgzVAHtmY or Keith Hershberger on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4GBbUGMSa1fWyrGBmhRrRA
Nov 19, 202117:02
35: Narwhals (ft. C.S. Hurst) and Christmas Narwhals

35: Narwhals (ft. C.S. Hurst) and Christmas Narwhals

Welcome to season 3, the Holiday Season!  To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas (no commitment involved in clicking that link). I love to hear from you!  To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote ... click '+Message' and follow the directions.  You can also simply email me a question and I will read it aloud.   Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Things from this episode: Christmas Narwhals video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM0F-guleDM Keith Hershberger https://open.spotify.com/artist/1WrGfoi37Rfa4NgzVAHtmY The Lion Sleeps Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQlByoPdG6c Shaving Cream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ffkDf0ol4 The other Narwhal song (mine is better, right)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwqXuMPsoc Thanks to my #1 fan for submitting a question... don't you think her boss should create a podcast with their sermons!?
Nov 12, 202121:26
34: It's a Life of Hard Knocks and These Are The Good Old Days

34: It's a Life of Hard Knocks and These Are The Good Old Days

Let's end season 2 on a strong note.  (But be sure to come back next week and bring some friends). To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- The music of my mentor John McCutcheon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2RG0V_nvqw The music of my friends Ears to the Ground Family: https://earsto.bandcamp.com/ And the music of my other friends Illiterate Light: https://www.illiteratelight.com/
Nov 05, 202120:40
33: Make Good Art and Delays and Denials

33: Make Good Art and Delays and Denials

The inner dialogue of my mind at different times... To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- Here's the link to Bill Grogan's Goat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnM2vFq4b-U And the link to the Make Good Art song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN2ZxzLfunE
Oct 29, 202117:37
32: Many Waters / Place Me and God You Did It ft. Leah Wenger and Landon Heavener

32: Many Waters / Place Me and God You Did It ft. Leah Wenger and Landon Heavener

Happy 50th anniversary to my great aunt and great uncle! To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' Here's the link to Frankie Avalon's "Venus": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mA1k-b9UNw And to Jack Johnson's "Love Song #16": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shqz2Z66tio And to Billy Gilman's "What's Forever For": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D14_V7Jxmo Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
Oct 24, 202118:02
31: Dust Mites and Seat of Your Pants

31: Dust Mites and Seat of Your Pants

To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas-- Check out the EP of funny songs which was the first thing I ever released on Bandcamp (back in 2014): https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/narwhals-are-real
Oct 14, 202115:20
30: Which Wolf Wins and Better Than Yesterday

30: Which Wolf Wins and Better Than Yesterday

Here is some Native American wisdom.  To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas-- Some things I talk about in the episode which you can google or look up on wikipedia: Which wolf wins Charles Duhigg's book The Power of Habit and James Clear's book Atomic Habits The YouTube Channel Better Than Yesterday The Akimbo Podcast
Oct 06, 202117:37
29: Stop The Rain and Take My Life

29: Stop The Rain and Take My Life

Here is the visualizer video for today's first song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHFDZnZBQws Check out my new album if you've yet to do so.  It is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
Sep 29, 202119:04
28: And Round And Round and Water Tight

28: And Round And Round and Water Tight

Check out this song about autumn by Keith Hershberger, one of my all-time favorite artists:  (It's called The Ace In My Sleeve Is Gone, but they're all worth listening to)!!! http://www.keithhershberger.com/songs My new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
Sep 22, 202118:26
27: Dining Room Fable and Ink In Which To Think

27: Dining Room Fable and Ink In Which To Think

Check out the music of the band I was once in, Ears to the Ground Family, here: https://earsto.bandcamp.com/ A lot of people seem to have missed last week's episode, so be sure to catch up if that's your thing.  You can make Routine Saves Me into your alarm clock by following the ridiculously complex instructions at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/routine-saves-me-alarm-clock-song The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
Sep 15, 202116:49
26: Oh The Dreaded Snooze Button and Routine Saves Me (The Alarm Clock Song)

26: Oh The Dreaded Snooze Button and Routine Saves Me (The Alarm Clock Song)

Make Routine Saves Me into your alarm clock by following the ridiculously complex instructions at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/routine-saves-me-alarm-clock-song The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mentioned recently on the show (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com (You can also email me names and birthdays for the Better Birthday Song!) Have a wonderful listening week, and please tell a few friends about this podcast if you've been enjoying it... --Lucas--
Sep 08, 202120:09
25: Just Your Voice Won't Do and The Desert Blooms

25: Just Your Voice Won't Do and The Desert Blooms

The desert blooms, just so you know.  Today's featured song is a commission I recently finished from two of my patrons who just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary.  If you're interested in commissioning a song of your own, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there, including the two albums I mention in this episode (It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- and A Taste Of Lightning Lucas) To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Sep 01, 202116:23
24: When We Seek Wisdom and The Best Is Yet To Come

24: When We Seek Wisdom and The Best Is Yet To Come

The new album is now available at http://lightninglucas.com It is called 'seek a path.'  Feel free to peruse some of the old albums while you're there! Today's episode again features the wisdom of King Solomon in the first song... and then there is a Dylanesque song about turning 31.  I love to hear from you!  To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 25, 202118:16
23: Little King Tut and My Protocol (Is To Present Well)

23: Little King Tut and My Protocol (Is To Present Well)

King Tut wore the flip-flops of a beggar boy (but his were gold). Here is the link to my 2015 album Skyfinding https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/skyfinding Here is a YouTube video of a doumbek player in Rome (I actually busked on the streets of Rome while on my cross-cultural, so there's that, haha). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_ZFCDVhS-4 Here is the Wikipedia article about these drums: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblet_drum To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 18, 202119:54
22: Failure Cannot Cope and Longer Than It Should

22: Failure Cannot Cope and Longer Than It Should

Ever feel like something is taking forever...? To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 11, 202117:05
21: The Nathan and Kaitlin Wedding Song Virtual Choir Edition and Wanderin' Home To You

21: The Nathan and Kaitlin Wedding Song Virtual Choir Edition and Wanderin' Home To You

Here are 2 more love songs =)  In August 2010 Nathan and Kaitlin got married!  Several of us got together and wrote them a song.  10 years later they commissioned me to finally do a recording of the song, so we put our heads together and made it happen, although unfortunately not in time for the actual anniversary.   --Lucas-- The Nathan and Kaitlin Wedding Song is by: The Apostle Paul, Lightning Lucas, Jessica Sarriot, Rose Byler, Emma Stahl-Wert, Carmen Schrock-Hurst, and Caleb Schrock-Hurst At the wedding, it was performed by Lightning Lucas, Jessica Sarriot, Rose Byler, Emma Stahl-Wert, Larisa Zehr, David Jost, Stewart Nafziger, and Caleb Schrock-Hurst 10 years later we got almost everyone to submit a recording including Nathan and Kaitlin themselves, (THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING!)  I mixed it together and this is the result.  Hope you enjoyed it, and know that YOU TOO COULD COMMISSION ME TO WRITE A SONG FOR  YOU, simply email lucas@lightninglucas.com if you are interested! To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. Again, to discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Aug 04, 202119:40
20: Reverse Entropy and Arthur Ashe's Action Plan

20: Reverse Entropy and Arthur Ashe's Action Plan

Fight chaos using the instructions in these two songs! To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 28, 202117:48
19: The Lightning Lucas Origin Story

19: The Lightning Lucas Origin Story

Today is my 8th 'Lightniversary' ...  It has been 8 years since my heart started beating again, and tomorrow will be 8 years since I woke up after being directly struck by a freak bolt of lightning.  Hear the whole story in this episode!  I was wrong in the episode, I said I wrote this song for the 5th Lightniversary, it was actually the 4th.  Check out one of my early efforts at YouTube, with visuals of the actual lightning tree here: https://youtu.be/R67xFK4adZk To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas no commitment involved in clicking that link. To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 21, 202120:52
18: Amateur Dancing (ft. Yugo Prasetyo) and Rain Song

18: Amateur Dancing (ft. Yugo Prasetyo) and Rain Song

An episode featuring a question!  Also featuring the drumming of my talented brother-in-law Yugo Prasetyo.  Check out his music here: https://soundcloud.com/yugodservant Also, check out the art of our first question-asker BrownPaperDad: brownpaperdad.com To be the second person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click '+Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jul 15, 202119:01
17: Spooky Poodles (With Jon Nafziger, ft Perry Blosser) and Watermelon's Just a Venue for my Face

17: Spooky Poodles (With Jon Nafziger, ft Perry Blosser) and Watermelon's Just a Venue for my Face

Two humorous songs to cap off Season 1 of Hold That Note.  Thanks to Jon Nafziger!  His album is called Shenandoah Moon, and there is another album in the works, so I'll let you know when it is available.  Thanks to Perry Blosser!  He is a member of The Willow Run Band, so check them out.  To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- 
Jul 07, 202118:22
16: Break Up Slow and Independence Day

16: Break Up Slow and Independence Day

Break-ups and the 4th of July collide. Aliese Gingerich co-wrote Break Up Slow with me, and Nichole Barrows of Ears to the Ground Family sang it with me.  Break Up Slow is from the 2017 album It Ain't Me Babe --rough cut-- https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/it-aint-me-babe-rough-cut To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 30, 202118:23
15: Seek A Path and Big In This Small Town

15: Seek A Path and Big In This Small Town

An episode about leveling up and how to do it properly. Some things I touched on in this episode that are worth Googling or looking up on Wikipedia: Seth Godin, Seth Godin's Blog, This Is Marketing, The Bootstrapper's Workshop, The Akimbo Podcast, Trent Wagler, The Steel Wheels, and Brendon Burchard.  To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 23, 202116:52
14: An Apology of Sorts... and Monkeys

14: An Apology of Sorts... and Monkeys

To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 16, 202117:04
13: I Love You Key Of G and 1,2,3, It's Time To Write A Song

13: I Love You Key Of G and 1,2,3, It's Time To Write A Song

Some things we talked about today which are worth Googling or looking up on Wikipedia: Irving Berlin, Irving Berlin's trick piano, The Circle of Fifths (not explicitly mentioned, but quite relevant), The Capo, Capo-ing a cello, Harmonicas, Playing by ear, and Quantity vs. Quality. To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 09, 202117:23
12: Wash Me (Ft. Hannah Godwin) and The Serenity Prayer

12: Wash Me (Ft. Hannah Godwin) and The Serenity Prayer

Here are the promised links: The Serenity Prayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer The Lord's Prayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord's_Prayer Sir John Hargrave's 'Mind Hacking': https://www.mindhacki.ng/ My religious album 'Wash Me/ Walk On Water': https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/wash-me-walk-on-water The Network Effect: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_effect To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com Thanks again to Hannah Godwin for the harmonies. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas--
Jun 02, 202118:46
11: Goodbye Brother and 25 (2021)

11: Goodbye Brother and 25 (2021)

Have a safe trip Caleb and Tyler and everyone else. Here are the links promised in the episode: Caleb's bike ride: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/climate-ride/ Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions: https://sustainableclimatesolutions.org/ The original 25 song: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/25 Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- To leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote and click 'Message' To see if you'd like to become a Patron, check out https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas To discuss commissioning a song, email me at Lucas@lightninglucas.com
May 26, 202117:11
10: Who Am I To Argue and Don't Kill Your Dreams [With Leah Wenger]

10: Who Am I To Argue and Don't Kill Your Dreams [With Leah Wenger]

Thank you so much for supporting this podcast through its tenth episode! To leave a voice message with a question or comment that may be featured on the show visit http://holdthatnote.net and click the appropriate button.  If that doesn't work, try https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote/ To see if you would like to become a Patron of the show and my other creative work, visit https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Again, thank you so much to those of you who are supporters already! Here are the promised links mentioned in the episode: Gould Farm: https://gouldfarm.org/ Leah's paper on Mania and Creativity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-cD1Ojn1CD6PZSsPtef__pYhGi6I9RND1CtE89Tyot0/edit?fbclid=IwAR0MeYQfvTxpqH-1V0-2QysAVyH3VGdOEUzpXAweU66YHq6UayMfgjPpIZY Leah's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3Tz64NtjKJsG0KFn6BAQtg A Taste Of Lightning Lucas album, featuring Who Am I To Argue: https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas If you'd like to commission a song, email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com, Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
May 19, 202117:42
09: The Manic Episode: The Lawnmower Song and New Blue Jeans

09: The Manic Episode: The Lawnmower Song and New Blue Jeans

As I recorded this I realized that there is way more than one episode's worth of stories and information on Bipolar Mania.  Here is a drop in the bucket though, and I think you'll find it an enjoyable drop. Things mentioned in the episode include Harold and the Purple Crayon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_and_the_Purple_Crayon A Taste of Lightning Lucas (the album): https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas and my Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Also, you may be on this page already, but you can go to http://holdthatnote.net or https://anchor.fm/holdthatnote/ to leave me a voice message with a question or comment (which I may well include in a future episode).  I love to hear from you! You can also email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com to discuss the possibility of commissioning a song! Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
May 13, 202118:20
08: Grow Slow and Where They Left Off

08: Grow Slow and Where They Left Off

Hooray, you can now find all the show notes and past episodes at HoldThatNote.Net ... and you can also go there to leave me a voice message with a question or comment.  If you're lucky, your message might make it into a future episode! Here is a link to Seth Godin's blog about Mentors versus Heroes: https://seths.blog/2010/10/heroes-and-mentors/ Here is a link to the visualizer video for Grow Slow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCVLdqSEogw Here is the Wikipedia page on "Standing on the shoulders of giants": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_on_the_shoulders_of_giants Here is the page to visit if you're interested in supporting my artistic endeavors: https://www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Have a wonderful listening week, Lucas
May 06, 202117:54
07: Waiting Game and Not My Muse

07: Waiting Game and Not My Muse

It's finally time for a couple of love songs. If you'd like to discuss commissioning a song, or if you'd like to have your name in the birthday song... email Lucas@lightninglucas.com To become a patron of this creativity visit Patreon.com/LightningLucas Have a wonderful listening week! --Lucas--
Apr 29, 202118:06
06: Inexcusable and Thought It Through

06: Inexcusable and Thought It Through

Today's episode spirals around the question of how we should know which decisions to rethink and which to stick with. I discuss Beethoven, Seth Godin, Adam Grant, and the YouTube channel Productivity Game. I would love your feedback on this or any previous episode.   Email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com You can find the song Inexcusable on the album A Taste Of Lightning Lucas, wherever you get your music.  Or you can download it directly from me at lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/album/a-taste-of-lightning-lucas Have a wonderful listening week, --Lucas-- P.S. I would also love to have you as a supporter.  Just check out Patreon.com/LightningLucas.
Apr 21, 202117:19
05: GrandPaul and Aim High

05: GrandPaul and Aim High

This episode is in honor of my Grandpa Paul.  He died tragically 10 years ago, and this episode features a song I wrote about his life, followed by a song based on one of his favorite sayings: Aim high, there's room at the top. You can download the song GrandPaul at https://lightninglucas.bandcamp.com/track/grandpaul  You can support this podcast at www.patreon.com/lightninglucas You can email me about the possibility of hiring me to write you a song at lucas@lightninglucas.com Enjoy the show, Lucas
Apr 14, 202117:44
04: You Gotta Wait It Out and Waves Toward The Sun

04: You Gotta Wait It Out and Waves Toward The Sun

Today's episode is about depression and how sometimes you just have to wait it out.  However, be sure to use a toolbox full of tricks to help you ride out the wave of your low. Here's to better tomorrows, Lucas
Apr 07, 202117:22
03: Don't Think You Can't and Blank Page

03: Don't Think You Can't and Blank Page

Don't Think You Can't is a lesser-known LL song from a few years back.  It's based on a quote from Henry Ford. Blank Page is a new one based loosely on a quote from Seth Godin. Enjoy, Lucas
Apr 01, 202117:05
02: The Days Drag On and MAGIC

02: The Days Drag On and MAGIC

Watch the video for The Days Drag On here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuy7eq1bsV4 It is also available to stream and download wherever you get your music.  Just search for Lightning Lucas and Luke Mullet.  Luke and I hope to do another collab, perhaps this summer.  So look forward to that. I also mentioned Seth Godin's Podcast, Akimbo.  Check that out anywhere you get your podcasts. The link to check out to consider supporting my artistic endeavors is www.patreon.com/lightninglucas Thanks so much for listening.  Please tell a couple of friends! --Lucas--
Mar 24, 202117:08
01 On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope

01 On Hope: Hold The Hope and Still Have Hope

Hold The Hope was commissioned by the Iowa Peer and Family Peer Support Training Program, and it featured Nichole Barrows, C.S. Hurst and Isaac and Jacinda Stahly-Dahl.  It was mixed and mastered by Jake Cochran of Illiterate Light.  You can watch a video of Hold The Hope, which was put together by the esteemed Gabriel Brunk, by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElhZ1wsnBUs and you can find it on the album A Taste of Lightning Lucas wherever you download or stream your music. Still Have Hope was co-written with Andrew Claassen.  I did the vocals and the acoustic guitar.  Andrew did everything else, including: electric guitars, bass, laying the drum track, organ, back-up vocals, producing the song, mixing, and mastering!  A video for this song should be available next week-ish, and we may make the song available for downloading and streaming, haven't figured out how yet. Hold That Note is planning to run at least 6 episodes, with an old favorite followed by a new song each week.  If I enjoy the 6 week trial period I will keep going.  If you enjoy it, please subscribe.  You can consider supporting me by checking out patreon.com/lightninglucas ... there is no commitment involved in checking it out. Have a wonderful listening week, --Lightning Lucas-- 
Mar 17, 202117:40