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Hold That Note

By Lightning Lucas

With an eclectic mix of Adam Sandler-esque funny songs and Bob Dylan-esque serious ones, Lightning Lucas's musical podcast is sure to help you feel all the feels.

Consider supporting the show: patreon.com/lightninglucas
Also, know that you can hire Lucas to write a song for you. Interested? Reach out at lucas@lightninglucas.com or (FivForZeero)-746-0398
Have a wonderful listening week!

P.S. Find all things LL at LightningLucas.com
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Hold That NoteMay 19, 2021

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17:42
108: 'October, October' & 'And Round and Round'

108: 'October, October' & 'And Round and Round'

If you'd like to commission a song, (especially a 'high ticket' one like Hold The Hope) please reach out at Lucas@LightningLucas.com or 434-218-2618

Today's episode features my first brand new song in awhile, along with a remastered old one and some riffing on not giving up...


Here's the graph I was talking about near the end. You'll have to scroll down a bit. https://pressbooks.online.ucf.edu/lumenpsychology/chapter/reading-reinforcement-schedules/


Blessings on your week... Please subscribe and tell your friends and all the things.


Mark your calendar for the comedy competition that I'm in on October 28th. I'll try to promote it and have a link for tickets in the next episode.


--Lucas--

Sep 28, 202317:10
08: Life advice: "Grow Slow" and "Where They Left Off" [rr]

08: Life advice: "Grow Slow" and "Where They Left Off" [rr]

My 10th Lightning Strike Anniversary is coming up on July 21st, and we're making a big deal out of it! And YOU are invited: here's the link to the Facebook Invite with all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/812080733658458

(If you don't have Facebook, I think this type of link may work anyway, if not, email me for the details).


I hope you enjoy this remastered repost. I hope to do a live song or two on Wednesday and a brand new normal episode on Friday.


Thanks for listening!


--Lucas--

Jul 10, 202317:53
NEW! Ep 107: Depressing American History Pt 1 and "Which Wolf Wins"

NEW! Ep 107: Depressing American History Pt 1 and "Which Wolf Wins"

These 6 mini songs (2 of which are featured today) were commissioned by a friend who wished to remain anonymous. The songs are for a supplement to her homeschool curriculum, which mostly focused on positive things about the United States.


Opportunities to see me live include:

Thursday, July 13, 2023 6:00 PMX2 Comedy Al Fresca Register

Island Wing Company Grill & Bar - Harrisonburg


More Importantly: Cave Fest: July 15 and 16 at Melrose Caverns. https://www.melrosecaverns.com/comedy Click that link, then click "Get tickets" ("Buy tickets is something else)... Then be sure to select 'Basement Comics' in order to see me.


Most importantly; Save the evening of July 21st for a potluck followed by a concert by me, possibly with a comedy friend opening for me, and likely at the Hershberger Event Barn. 25% of the proceeds will go to NAMI for mental health research. Stay tuned for details.


As always, if you'd like to commission a song, please reach out at Lucas@LightningLucas.com of 434-218-2618

Jul 07, 202318:01
106.5: "Independence Day" Live: Mini Episode
Jul 04, 202305:18
07: First love songs ever on the show: "Waiting Game" and "Not My Muse" (rr)

07: First love songs ever on the show: "Waiting Game" and "Not My Muse" (rr)

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-- (Spring 2021)


It is interesting to note how "Not My Muse" feels like it makes sense with my recent relationship that I sang about in Ep 105.

Also, apologies for the popping 'P' noises. I seem to have that one figured out by now =)

Best,

--Lucas-- (Summer 2023)

Jul 04, 202317:60
NEW! Ep 106: Two Wedding Songs

NEW! Ep 106: Two Wedding Songs

Here are two weddings songs, one new and one old.

My brother-in-law Yugo produced the first song and played all the instruments, although I wrote the lyrics and mixed and mastered it. Also, notably, the center section of the first song is a parody of the epic anti-war classic "The General" by Dispatch. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdAlCXNPlCk


The second song was a major group effort.

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... (and now you can also call me at (434) 218-2618 )

To be the next person to leave me a message (which may well appear on the show) visit holdthatnote.net and click the appropriate button.

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 (and now you can also call me at (434) 218-2618 )

Have a wonderful listening week,

--Lucas--

Jun 30, 202320:32
NEW! Ep 105: On breakups: "Feel Bad" and "Gabbi"
Jun 23, 202316:05
06: On playing with passion... and overthinking: "Inexcusable" and "Thought It Through" [rr]

06: On playing with passion... and overthinking: "Inexcusable" and "Thought It Through" [rr]

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-- (Summer 2021)

P.S. I would also love to have you as a supporter.  Just check out ⁠Patreon.com/LightningLucas⁠ or email me with an idea for a song commission (or call Fiv-For-Zeero-746-0398)


The only things I would add here are that you can now download "Thought It Through" on the album "Cold-Hearted Monkeys" at lightninglucas.bandcamp.com ... and that the new website is worth checking out: https://linktr.ee/lightninglucas

--Lucas-- (Summer 2023)

Jun 18, 202317:12
05: On untimely death and being ambitious: 'GrandPaul' and 'Aim High' [rr]

05: On untimely death and being ambitious: 'GrandPaul' and 'Aim High' [rr]

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-- (spring 2021)


For all things LL check out the new website LightningLucas.com ... and I still miss Grandpa Paul... (I think he would be proud that I'm still aiming high).


--Lucas-- (summer 2023)

Jun 12, 202317:45
04: On Depression: "You Gotta Wait It Out" and "Waves Toward The Sun" [rr]
Jun 12, 202317:23
03: On persistence: "Don't Think You Can't" and "Blank Page" (rr)

03: On persistence: "Don't Think You Can't" and "Blank Page" (rr)

For all things related to my music and creativity check out the new LightningLucas.com (points to https://linktr.ee/lightninglucas )

Interested in seeing me do comedy in person at Court Square Theatre, Saturday June 3rd? Check out X2comedy.com (hmu for a possible ticket discount)

LL


Remastered Repost notes:

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


May 27, 202317:09
02: "The Days Drag On" and "MAGIC" (rr)

02: "The Days Drag On" and "MAGIC" (rr)

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

Or email me at lucas@lightninglucas.com to discuss hiring me for my songwriting services. Or call Fiv-For-Zeero-746-0398

Thanks so much for listening.  Please tell a couple of friends!

--Lucas--

May 19, 202317:09
01 An episode on hope: "Hold The Hope" and "Still Have Hope" (rr)

01 An episode on hope: "Hold The Hope" and "Still Have Hope" (rr)

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-- March 2021


As you can see... I made more than 6 episodes. The Still Have Hope video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r90R9Wgid04

Hold That Note is currently on hiatus, but I'll be posting some rr episodes (remastered reposts)... today's is all the original episode content with some minor tweaks to the compression etc.

The best way to support the show is to commission an original song. Email me at Lucas@LightningLucas.com or call FivForZeero-746-0398

I hope you enjoy the show,

best,


May 01, 202317:40
104: "Grow Slow" and "Think and Grow Rich"

104: "Grow Slow" and "Think and Grow Rich"

Hold That Note is quite possibly going on a hiatus, however, I may start season 7 sooner rather than later. Also, I may repost some remastered episodes during the hiatus.


Please make sure to go to Spotify or Apple Podcasts and 'follow' Hold That Note so that you find out when season 7 starts.


Thanks especially to all you early listeners and patrons. When the show resumes hopefully we'll be able to create a petri dish effect.


Best,


Lucas

4/23/2023

Apr 23, 202317:03
103: "Criminally Discontent" and "Downstream"

103: "Criminally Discontent" and "Downstream"

Today features two songs about being down, but a lot of the talking is about the concept of 'staying conscious'... and also gratitude.


Check out the new and improved LightningLucas.com or HoldThatNote.net


Contact me to discuss your idea for a commissioned song: email: lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (fivforzeero)-746-0398


The passage I read today was from Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth"...


Best,


Lucas

Apr 16, 202315:47
102: "Gentle" and "Aubrey" (both ft cello by C.S. Hurst)

102: "Gentle" and "Aubrey" (both ft cello by C.S. Hurst)

Check out the new and improved LightningLucas.com or HoldThatNote.net

Contact me to discuss your idea for a commissioned song: email: lucas@lightninglucas.com or call (fivforzeero)-746-0398

Today's comment came from David Niven, PhD. (Author of "The 100 Simple Secrets of Successful People")

Best,

Lucas

Apr 07, 202315:48
101: "Clean Your Room" song looped for 10 minutes and 49 seconds

101: "Clean Your Room" song looped for 10 minutes and 49 seconds

Here's another weird episode. It's my room cleaning ditty looped 6 times (which adds up to 10m49s)...

if you want to skip this episode I won't be offended, but if your room needs more than 11 minutes of cleaning perhaps you'll play it more than once... haha.

Hopefully I'll be back with something more usual next week!


Today's call to action is to please subscribe on Spotify or Apple Podcasts so that you get notifications when the episodes drop.

Have a great week!

--Lucas--

Mar 31, 202310:49
100!!!: Wadi Rum Desert, Music Train, Still Have Hope (W/ Andrew Claassen), and Blessings Left

100!!!: Wadi Rum Desert, Music Train, Still Have Hope (W/ Andrew Claassen), and Blessings Left

A bit of a walk down memory lane.

A different format (4 songs instead of 2).

The new thing is a remastered version of a song you've never heard, which is about the desert Wadi Rum in Jordan. (Which was recently featured in Time Magazine) (the desert, not my song).

I don't think I exactly put in a call to action this week, so the CTA is the same as last week: if you could/would, please rate or review this podcast on Apple or Spotify!

Contact me here: Lucas@LightningLucas.com or (Fiv-For-Zeero)-746-0398

Mar 24, 202325:55
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
04: On Depression: "You Gotta Wait It Out" and "Waves Toward The Sun" [Remastered Repost]
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!

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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).

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Check out https://www.x2comedy.com/

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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Here's the link to Our Community Place: OurCommunityPlace.org 

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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)...

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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!

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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!)

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Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4

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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"

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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!

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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!)

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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.

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Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4

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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"]

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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!

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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Here's the link to the info on watching Our Town on YouTube (a professional version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irIfcI8NYB4

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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"

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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!

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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...

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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!)

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!)

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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

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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!

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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"...

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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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!)

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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

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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.

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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!)

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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

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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.

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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!)

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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

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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.

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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!)

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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

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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.

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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