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By Jack Stafford

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FINDING THE COURAGE TO TAKE OFF YOUR ARMOR: Leading MDMA-advocate inspires new Perpetual Groove song

PodsongsNov 22, 2023

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FINDING THE COURAGE TO TAKE OFF YOUR ARMOR: Leading MDMA-advocate inspires new Perpetual Groove song

FINDING THE COURAGE TO TAKE OFF YOUR ARMOR: Leading MDMA-advocate inspires new Perpetual Groove song

Episode 144 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song— Matthew McDonald of Perpetual Groove speaks to Jonathan Lubecky, Veterans & Governmental Affairs Liaison for MAPS, as inspiration for a new song called 'Fiery Skies', which will be released as a single on 1st December 2023

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/fieryskies

LYRICS:

Distant worlds from a past life, they haunt me
Memories blurred from that time, still find me
A shell of myself just trying to survive
Fiery Skies celebrate tonight, but I'm locked up
Trapped inside of my own mind, I'm fucked up
Maybe it's time to leave it all behind, and change my state of mind
No longer feel the need to wear my armor, long the way that it's been
And now I begin to see in colors, more than I've ever seen



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Nov 22, 202301:20:13
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Lemn Sissay inspires a new David Knopfler song

OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Lemn Sissay inspires a new David Knopfler song

Episode 143 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song— David Knopfler speaks to Lemn Sissay, British poet, author and broadcaster, as inspiration for a new song called 'On the Outside', which will be released as a single on 17th November 2023 Stream the song: https://ffm.to/on-the-outside ON THE OUTSIDE Never quite at home Always you’re alone Always on the outside Riding out the storm So where do we now start Where do we begin Never looking outside Always looking in Always on the outside And never quite at home Always on the outside And every Christmas you’re alone Waiting for the dawn Family full of strangers Barely holding on Always on the outside You know you must be strong Always on the outside And you’ll survive the storm And always you’ll belong Always you’ll belong Always you’ll belong https://knopfler.com/ https://www.lemnsissay.com // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter, donations and download the song for €/$1 @ https://podsongs.com // LINKS // Website: https://podsongs.com Podcast episodes: https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes Songs: https://podsongs.com/music Spotify artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32FYyRx1y1ex3jHHAgLMC7?si=4Nv7WW85SbSPZvCsj1o7Ig Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sN1viy82HPiNTVX2YBxpq?si=1b84c2b9bdea4656 // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/podsongs Instagram: https://instagram.com/podsongs Facebook: https://facebook.com/podsongs

Nov 08, 202302:00:29
STOP WASTING F#$*ING FOOD NOW!!!! The Lagom Chef meets Jack in Water

STOP WASTING F#$*ING FOOD NOW!!!! The Lagom Chef meets Jack in Water

Episode 142 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song— William Clapson speaks to Martyn Odell, aka Lagom Chef - a Food Waste Disruptor, as inspiration for a new song called 'Lagom', which will be released as a single on 3rd November

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/lagom-jackinwater

LYRICS

Strip the leaves
And pick out the flowers
Toast the seeds
And harness the flesh
May your cupboard
Be abundant with
Flavours and colours
And the produce you buy
Be exactly what you need
Not too much, Not too little,
Just right, Just right, Just right
No life is linear
All days are adventures
To enjoy or endure
And all food still matures
Without you in mind
One day you want pizza
The next you want pie
It’s kind of easy
If you eat what you buy
Not too much, Not too little,
Just right, Just right, Just right
Not too much, Not too little,
Just right, Just right, Just right



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Oct 24, 202301:38:26
NOTHING EVER LASTS FOREVER: Professor Alan Lightman inspires jazz musician Leo Sidran

NOTHING EVER LASTS FOREVER: Professor Alan Lightman inspires jazz musician Leo Sidran

Leo Sidran speaks to Alan Lightman, American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur on Episode 141 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song—as inspiration for a new song called 'Meaning in the Moment'

Alan Lightman is an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He has served on the faculties of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a professor of the practice of the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Leo Sidran is an American Latin Grammy-winning musician, composer, performer, and producer whose credits include co-producing the Oscar-winning song "Al Otro Lado Del Rio" for the soundtrack to the movie The Motorcycle Diaries. http://www.leosidran.com/

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/meaninginthemoment

LYRICS:

Everything you see is impermanent
Every last star in the firmament
Everyone you love or you ever met
Every single thought running through your head
Every setting sun, every morning mist
All the works of art and the sciences
Every “out of body” experience
Everything you see is impermanent
Try, try, try not to let it throw you
You know you can find
Meaning in the moment
Meaning in the moment
Every sweet song that you ever heard
Each turn of phrase, every perfect word
Every back corner of consciousness
Every single thing is impermanent
Try, try, try not to let it throw you
You know you can find
Meaning in the moment
Meaning in the moment
No one will remember us
When we return to sand and dust
But there’s one thing that you can trust
When you feel all alone
Meaning in the moment 



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Oct 11, 202301:51:48
Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 12

Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 12

A commentary on the last 12 songs created for the Podsongs project, with musicians Jack Stafford, Maurizio Sarnicola, Massimino Voza and Luigi Falcione. Go behind the scenes with the band to hear how they made the songs inspired by the interviews. Note from Jack: In the video I mistakenly say this is our 11th album... but it's actually our 12th 1. Miracles 2. Une ville avec un fleuve enterré 3. Deeper Than Love 4. Two Cokes for Paul Nelson 5. Afterlife of a Painting 6. Candy Land 7. Galileo - with a microscope 8. Eagles 9. Public Land 10. Peace on my mind 11. The New Convention 12. Animam Nondum Efflavi // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter, donations and download the song for €/$1 @ https://podsongs.com // LINKS // Website: https://podsongs.com Podcast episodes: https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes Songs: https://podsongs.com/music Spotify artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32FYyRx1y1ex3jHHAgLMC7?si=4Nv7WW85SbSPZvCsj1o7Ig Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sN1viy82HPiNTVX2YBxpq?si=1b84c2b9bdea4656 // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/podsongs Instagram: https://instagram.com/podsongs Facebook: https://facebook.com/podsongs

Sep 28, 202301:01:36
THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE GOLDEN GATE SURVIVOR: Kevin Hines inspires Shane Thomas

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE GOLDEN GATE SURVIVOR: Kevin Hines inspires Shane Thomas

Episode 140 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song— Shane Thomas speaks to Kevin Hines, an American suicide prevention speaker who attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. His story gained major media coverage and he has since become a motivational speaker and advocate for suicide prevention. Shane was inspired to create a new song called 'Animam Nondum Efflavi', which will be released as a single on 22nd September.


Animam Nondum Efflavi (I Have Not Yet Exhaled My Spirit)


[Latin original]:
animam nondum efflavi,
tametsi eam vulneravi;
parce mihi frater,
tam longe meo carne.
quando te deterrui
et quo furtim effugisti?
te quoniam necavi.
mortuis adiunxisti
vel phasmatibus perditis?
redde mihi vitam
quam in noctem abstractam.
[English]:
I have not yet exhaled (flared out) my spirit,
Though I have caused her harm (wounded her) ;
Forgive me, my brother,
So distant (remote) from my flesh.
When did I cause you to flee in terror,
and whither have you quietly (furtively) fled?
For I have murdered (killed) you.
Have you joined the company of [the] depraved phasms (spirits) ?
Return to me the life (vitality)
that was dragged off into the night.
Shane Joshua Thomas 

www.KevinHinesStory.com


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Sep 14, 202301:31:40
STRENGTH FROM PEACE!!! Rev. James Martin inspires Nicholas Gunty with a message of love & acceptance

STRENGTH FROM PEACE!!! Rev. James Martin inspires Nicholas Gunty with a message of love & acceptance

In Episode 138 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song—musician and producer Nicholas Gunty—most famous for being part of the folk band Frances Luke Accord—interviews James Martin, American Jesuit priest, writer, and editor-at-large of America: the Jesuit Review, as inspiration for a beautiful new solo song called 'Peace on my mind', which will be released as a single on 25th August 2023

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/peaceonmymind

LYRICS

I know I am strong With peace by my side The story is power Will truth out in time? This one's for all The shame in our lives I need you to call me by my name I need you to let me be my way The story is power With peace by my side I know I am strong I know I'm alive Time and again Building a bridge Change happens when they hear what we did Build with the pen Building with stone Building with fire Building with bone Burdens are ugly The burden is real I know I am strong I know I will heal I know what I know Change happens this way We work from within It ripples away It ripples away We work from within We all gotta live If you felt under-loved And you're at the edge Call your nephew and niece By the name that they choose Be a sensitive man Put your skill to good use Go write a good book Go write a new song Go practice your love With everyone Make it all real Make it yourself Because you are here And you're nobody else This one's for all The love in your heart I know you are strong As I fall apart This one's for all With peace by their side With peace in their heart And peace on their mind


https://www.americamagazine.org/

https://nicholasgunty.com/ https://www.franceslukeaccord.com/

Nicholas Gunty - - - He is the primary writer/producer for the folk band Frances Luke Accord (NPR: “The definition of lean-in music”) and a regular collaborator with Darlingside and Chris Dupont. Nicholas has shared stages with Tony- and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and Grammy-nominated guitarist Tim Reynolds.

James J. Martin SJ - - - An American Jesuit Catholic priest, writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. A New York Times Best Selling author, Martin's books include The Jesuit Guide to Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and My Life With the Saints.

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Aug 30, 202301:14:14
AI ART WILL EAT ITSELF!!! Dave McKean inspires a song about Midjourney

AI ART WILL EAT ITSELF!!! Dave McKean inspires a song about Midjourney

In Episode 139 of Podsongs—the podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song—Thomas Feiner interviews Dave McKean, an award-winning English illustrator and graphic designer, about the effect midjourney is having on their industry. Thomas uses the interview as inspiration for a new song called 'The New Convention', which will be released as a single on 8th September.

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/thenewconvention


LYRICS
A journey into moments
A journey out of mind
A journey through the possible
Collated and entwined
Telescopic netherworlds
Portals into space
Hyperplexic Ferris wheels
Cut up and replaced
Welcome to the new invention
Where everyone is an artist - Why would anyone disagree?
It's dark inside the great convention
Exhibitors are reminded to be uniformly free
Pixelated prophecies
Prompted into being
Will we ever be able to
Believe in what we're seeing
Artistic instability
Call it what you will
It comes without a warranty
And this is not a drill
Welcome to the new invention
Where everyone is an artist - Why would anyone disagree?
It's dark inside the great convention
Exhibitors are reminded to be uniformly free



www.thomasfeiner.com

www.davemckean.com

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Aug 30, 202302:03:36
KEEP PUBLIC LAND IN PUBLIC HANDS!!! Cal inspires new Po' Ramblin' Boys song for Public Land

KEEP PUBLIC LAND IN PUBLIC HANDS!!! Cal inspires new Po' Ramblin' Boys song for Public Land

Jasper Lorentzen of Grammy-nominated bluegrass band ‘Po’ Ramblin’ Boys’ interviews Ryan Callaghan of Meateater on the Podsongs podcast, as inspiration for a new song called Public Land

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/publicland

LYRICS:

We grew up on a dead-end street out on the edge of town

We didn’t have much land to call our own

We had big dreams of the mountains and tall pines

We needed those wild places we could feel it in our bones

Every weekend Dad would take us to the forest to roam around

We learned to hunt and fish just like he had planned

It was as much a part of us as that house that we called home

I thank god every time I step on public land

Those hills were like a classroom they taught me all I know

It wasn’t hard for me to understand

Leave it better than you found it cause we only get one chance

We have to be good stewards of the land

Every weekend Dad would take us to the forest to roam around

We learned to hunt and fish just like he had planned

It was as much a part of us as that house that we called home

I thank god every time I step on public land


https://www.theporamblinboys.com/

https://www.instagram.com/olcal406

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Aug 02, 202301:57:31
UNDERSTAND HOW EAGLES THINK: Ornothologist Dick Forsman inspires a new Ruben Hein song

UNDERSTAND HOW EAGLES THINK: Ornothologist Dick Forsman inspires a new Ruben Hein song

In episode 136 of Podsongs, Dick Forsman's deep knowledge and passion for birds provide pianist and songwriter Ruben Hein with a unique perspective on the world of raptors, inspiring him to create "Eagles," a song that delves into the profound majesty of these magnificent creatures.

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/eagles-rubenhein

LYRICS:

We can’t soar above this

Or migrate away

Just leaden on the land without wings

We’re deafened and deceived

An outcome out of sight

Lost without non-human rights?

Oh where the eagles live

Over the rim of a far long cliff

Where I lay on my belly and look over the edge

So I could get a glimpse of what eagles have

So I could get a glimpse inside an eagle’s head

I wish I could get up there

Glide through the sky

As chaos plays out on the ground

Where money does the talking

But could it be contrite?

Can it say non-human rights?

Oh where the eagles live

Over the rim of a far long cliff

Where I lay on my belly and look over the edge

So I could get a glimpse of what eagles have

So I could get a glimpse inside an eagle’s head

It’s more than philosophical

An upgrade for us all

Replace positions we’ve been claiming for so long

It’s a necessary call

An unexpected rule of law

And change the patterns that would otherwise go on

Oh where the eagles live

Over the rim of a far long cliff

Where I lay on my belly and look over the edge

So I could get a glimpse of what eagles have

So I could get a glimpse inside an eagle’s head


Dick Forsman:
http://www.dickforsman.com/

Ruben Hein: https://rubenhein.nl/

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Jul 19, 202301:58:55
LIFE-CHANGING GAPS!!! At last a song about how fixing your microbiome can cure IBS, Autism and more

LIFE-CHANGING GAPS!!! At last a song about how fixing your microbiome can cure IBS, Autism and more

Episode 135 features musician Karl Blau's speaking with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. This interview sparks the creation of a new song titled "Galileo - with a microscope," set to release on July 14th. In this captivating episode, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a renowned expert in medicine and nutrition, and the creator of the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet. The discussion explores the intriguing connection between gut health and overall well-being. Karl Blau struggled with health issues for a long time until his life (and wife) were transformed by the diet. This interview—and the song he writes for her—is some small payback to say thank you to Dr Natasha. Stream the song: https://ffm.to/galileowithamicroscope LYRICS Trust your gut and it will tell you "Put your love in the ground" Make amends with inside friends Help them to feel at home Galileo Galileo Galileo - with a microscope Wobbling on the pottery wheel Microbiome from Ma & Pa Lord of the Flies meets Silent Spring I'll be glad to wake from this Piscean dream Galileo Galileo Galileo - with a microscope Tuned in by choice Had I not been in pain Would I choose the same? Dr. Natasha The worlds that you found When you looked around The Universe inside us Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride I've got your yellow book Dr Natasha's site: https://gaps.me/ Karl's music: https://www.karlblau.com/ // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter, donations and download the song for €/$1 @ https://podsongs.com // LINKS // Website: https://podsongs.com Podcast episodes: https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes Songs: https://podsongs.com/music Spotify artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32FYyRx1y1ex3jHHAgLMC7?si=4Nv7WW85SbSPZvCsj1o7Ig Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sN1viy82HPiNTVX2YBxpq?si=1b84c2b9bdea4656 // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/podsongs Instagram: https://instagram.com/podsongs Facebook: https://facebook.com/podsongs

Jul 05, 202301:38:15
WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? Discussion on modern Evangelical Christian beliefs

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? Discussion on modern Evangelical Christian beliefs

Dillon Hodges and Heidi Feek (firekid) interview Lee C Camp and Brad Crisler as inspiration for a new song. Lee is a Professor of Theology & Ethics at Lipscomb University, and Brad Crisler is an award-winning music producer, both with strong ideas about modern Christianity. In this interesting discussion they talk about what it means to be a Christian in these days. firekid are inspired to write the song Candy Land

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/firekid-candy-land


LYRICS:

Mother, father I’ve seen signs
In the symbols of your faith
Gone are days of muscadine
Nightmares follow like a wraith
Tears of sparrows, Brothers blood
Laid a curse on holy ground
Buried boundless in the mud
For the joy of tainted crowns
Go down Moses lead the band
Fill their mouths with desert sand
Milk and honey in their heads
Dreaming of a candy land
Children’s sorrow, hidden well
Drowned out by a gospel song
Trouble hid behind the veil
Lost in plain sight all along
Go down Moses lead the band
Fill their mouths with desert sand
Milk and honey in their heads
Dreaming of a candy land
Milk and honey
Running wild
Hungry mouths are full of sand
Go down Moses, meek and mild
Raise your cane and lead the band
Say farewell to freedom child
Welcome them to
Candy land  

Jun 28, 202301:44:44
SOMETIMES DEAD IS BETTER??? Laura Weinbach uses the the C-word in conversation with Alissa Bennett

SOMETIMES DEAD IS BETTER??? Laura Weinbach uses the the C-word in conversation with Alissa Bennett

Episode 133 of the Podsongs Podcast: Laura Weinbach of Foxtails Brigade finds inspiration in historian of bad behavior Alissa Bennett, Co-host of the C-word PodcastIn this episode, Laura draws inspiration from the insights and experiences shared by Alissa Bennett of the C-word Podcast. The conversation between the two serves as a catalyst for the creation of "Afterlife of a Painting," a song that beautifully captures the essence of their discussion. With Laura's lyrical brilliance and Foxtails Brigade's signature sound, the song will resonate deeply with fans old and new. The song will be released on June 30th, 2023

www.foxtailsbrigade.com

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Jun 21, 202301:33:43
THE ROCK IN ROLLING STONE: Mutual friends of iconic rock writer Paul Nelson reminisce

THE ROCK IN ROLLING STONE: Mutual friends of iconic rock writer Paul Nelson reminisce

Two heavyweights in their respective fields of music and writing discuss their mutual friend, the late Rolling Stone writer, Paul Nelson—and go on to create a tribute song for him 'Two Cokes for Paul Nelson'. Stream the song: https://ffm.to/twocokes TWO COKES FOR PAUL NELSON (Murphy / Lethem / Stafford) These are the elements of a verse Sherman cigarettes - but it gets worse Footprints on the running board of his wall And by the way his name was Paul And let’s not talk of his fall … just yet Oh starved to death – that’s what the tabloids say But you know - I don’t see it that way In fact for me - the opposite is true Paul was a glutton for everything he loved and knew From Orson Welles, Ross Macdonald, Howard Hawks, Raymond C, Chet B, PKD, and Warren Z … oh The New York Dolls and me So let’s take a seat at the Jackson Hole Let’s raise two cokes and toast his soul The soul of a man - our friend Paul Nelson – Paul Nelson A magnum forty-five and a snub-nose thirty-eight But books can kill if you can’t get them straight A paragraph, a sentence, to a starving mind Some die for want of an opening line Life on a shrinking editorial island Paul couldn’t lie, he couldn’t lie Hey Rod Stewart - bashed out on a lark Typing as fast as Lester Bangs could bark Paul the quiet man, living in a borrowed head An enabler who couldn’t get out of bed Marathon man in a hamburger booth He told the truth, he told the truth - that’s Paul Let’s take a seat at the Jackson Hole Let’s raise two cokes to toast his soul The soul of a man - our friend Paul Nelson – Paul Nelson Abiding mentor, with a guiding mind Freeze-frame, isolate the details, and then rewind A stickler for the director’s cut His own mis-en-scene, he fell into a rut Scraps on the cutting-room floor Shut the door, shut the door, shut the door Now somehow he lost his way and that’s a pity But in the words of Norma Desmond The movies got small not Paul not Paul not Paul not Paul A drink at the Jackson Hole Two cokes oh let’s toast his soul The soul of a man Our dear friend Paul Nelson – Paul Nelson The older you get, the more you live with ghosts And that’s according to Nick Tosches who’s now among them And Paul … Credits: Elliott Murphy : Vocals, Acoustic Guitars Jack Stafford : Backing Vocals Massimino Voza : Mellotron, Percussions Luigi Falcione : Bass Guitars Maurizio Sarnicola : Electric Guitars, Percussions Written by Elliott Murphy, Jonathan Lethem & Jack Stafford Recorded in Paris, France and Goldmine Records, Italy Mixed and mastered by Maurizio Sarnicola at Goldmine Records Produced by Elliott Murphy, Gaspard Murphy and Maurizio Sarnicola Cover artwork Brendan O’Connell https://elliottmurphy.com/https://jonathanlethem.com/https://www.podsongs.com/http://www.brendanoconnell.com/ // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter, donations and download the song for €/$1 @ https://podsongs.com // LINKS // Website: https://podsongs.com Podcast episodes: https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes Songs: https://podsongs.com/music Spotify artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32FYyRx1y1ex3jHHAgLMC7?si=4Nv7WW85SbSPZvCsj1o7Ig Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sN1viy82HPiNTVX2YBxpq?si=1b84c2b9bdea4656 // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/podsongs Instagram: https://instagram.com/podsongs Facebook: https://facebook.com/podsongs

Jun 07, 202301:25:20
DEEPER INTO LOVE: 7 Keys to a Heart-Based Spirituality with author Chrissie Blaze

DEEPER INTO LOVE: 7 Keys to a Heart-Based Spirituality with author Chrissie Blaze

Chrissie Blaze is the author of 12 books, a metaphysician and astrologer. She has been a student/practitioner of the psychic and spiritual sciences from a young age. She is a regular media guest and conducts lectures and classes in the U.S.A. and U.K. Blaze is a professional astrologer who qualified at the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London in the early 1980s. She qualified as a lecturer with credentials from the University of London, England. She was a longtime close student of renowned English Yoga Master, Dr. George King, Founder of The Aetherius Society. Her goal is the global promotion of practical spirituality, including astrology. http://www.chrissieblaze.com/


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May 24, 202301:11:02
TUXEDOMOON IN THE TWILIGHT: Blaine L. Reininger in conversation with Crepuscule's James Nice

TUXEDOMOON IN THE TWILIGHT: Blaine L. Reininger in conversation with Crepuscule's James Nice

Blaine L. Reininger—American songwriter, musician, multi-instrumentalist, writer and performer, best known as a member of the Californian post-punk, new wave band Tuxedomoon who migrated on mass to Europe in the 1980s—speaks with James Nice, owner of Les Disques du Crépuscule and Factory Benelux, about their formative time together in the emerging Brussels music scene.

Stream the song Blaine created after being inspired by the conversation: https://ffm.to/fleuveenterre


Une ville avec un fleuve enterré
Voilà la ville avec un fleuve enterré
Qui coule sous les pavés
Ciel de plomb
Bas en dessous de la place dorée
Bruxelles des années 80
Ma joie et mes remords
Dans le vidéo bar branché où
Sans un sou sur la rue
Des superstars inconnues
En longs manteaux noirs
 
Je suis assis sur une rive lointaine
Savourant ce chagrin ancien
Perdu dans la musique
Déformé par la musique
Posant dans le cimetière
Debout sous la pluie




A city with a buried river
 
Here is the city with a buried river
Which flows under the cobblestones
leaden sky
Down below the golden square
80s Brussels
My joy and my remorse
In the trendy video bar where
Without a penny in the street
Unknown Superstars
In long black coats
I sit on a distant shore
Savoring this ancient sorrow
lost in the music
Distorted by the music
Posing in the cemetery
Standing in the rain 


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May 10, 202302:11:26
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES??? Amanda Anne Platt is inspired by Princeton Professor Elaine Pagels

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES??? Amanda Anne Platt is inspired by Princeton Professor Elaine Pagels

After making a spiritual resolution, Country Roots Singer Amanda Anne Platt talks to Elaine Pagels (Professor of Religion at Princeton University) to come to a greater understanding, and write a beautiful new song - "Miracles". Stream the song: https://ffm.to/amandamiracles LYRICS: I saw Jesus in a parking lot he said to give the world what I got but nobody believed me yeah they said I was crazy and now it's gonna turn me to stone like milk for the baby that never came home it's the saddest thing that I've ever known and can't nobody save me Sometimes the heart breaks just like an egg hatches tiny and barely breathing hungry for some meaning Sometimes the world laughs just trying to hold the tears back sometimes we're lonely sometimes we're only dreaming We were short on miracles Guess they needed them for the war so we said "we don't believe in miracles anymore" but I don't wanna be scared to love I don't wanna be scared to hope I don't wanna be scared to call out just cause there might be no answer She misses her brother today asks me why he went away I say "honey, it's beyond me" I been trying to wrap my head around the whole damn thing trying to find the truth, trying to make it sing sometimes the truth just seems so ugly We were short on miracles Guess they needed them for the war so we said "we don't believe in miracles anymore" but I don't wanna be scared to love I don't wanna be scared to hope I don't wanna be scared to call out just cause there might be no answer CREDITS: Amanda Anne Platt : Vocals Dulci Ellenberger : Harmonies Jack Stafford : Backing Vocals Luigi Falcione : Acoustic Guitar, Banjo Massimino Voza : Drums, Strings, Vibes Maurizio Sarnicola : Bass Guitar Written by Amanda Anne Platt & Jack Stafford Produced, mixed and mastered by Maurizio Sarnicola at Goldmine Records Italy // SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL // Newsletter, donations and download the song for €/$1 @ https://podsongs.com // LINKS // Website: https://podsongs.com Podcast episodes: https://podsongs.com/podcast-episodes Songs: https://podsongs.com/music Spotify artist: https://open.spotify.com/artist/32FYyRx1y1ex3jHHAgLMC7?si=4Nv7WW85SbSPZvCsj1o7Ig Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6sN1viy82HPiNTVX2YBxpq?si=1b84c2b9bdea4656 // SOCIAL // Twitter: https://twitter.com/podsongs Instagram: https://instagram.com/podsongs Facebook: https://facebook.com/podsongs

Apr 26, 202301:42:50
Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 11

Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 11

A commentary on the last 12 songs created for the Podsongs project, with musicians Jack Stafford, Maurizio Sarnicola, Massimino Voza and Luigi Falcione. Go behind the scenes with the band to hear how they made the songs inspired by the interviews.


1. Nothing's by Design

2. Borderline

3. Don't Forget How Far You've Come

4. Get Free

5. EZ Water

Bonus track - Blinding Lights

6. If I listened to you

7. Drunk on the Cork

8. Your Energy

9. Always Gonna Be The Same

10. The Science of Sound

11. Feel the Colors

12. Peace is a Serious Matter

Apr 12, 202356:06
WHAT'S THE SECOND SHOCK OF EXISTENCE?? Zak Stein & Al Lover talk psychological dysfunction
Mar 29, 202301:40:08
FEEL THE COLORS!!!! Antenna in the skull enables cyborg artist to hear sound

FEEL THE COLORS!!!! Antenna in the skull enables cyborg artist to hear sound

Bonnie from Death Valley Girls gets inspiration for a new song by interviewing Neil Harbisson, a cyborg artist and activist for transspecies rights. He is best known for being the first person in the world to have an antenna implanted in his skull.  

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/feelthecolors


https://cyborgarts.com https://www.instagram.com/deathvalleygirls/   

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Mar 15, 202301:33:19
THE POWER OF MUSIC!!!! Rick Beato on music's magical ability to inform and transform

THE POWER OF MUSIC!!!! Rick Beato on music's magical ability to inform and transform

In this episode, the musician Michael Lane interviews music-appreciation maestro Rick Beato. Millions have subscribed to Rick's channel to hear him dissect music old and new. An outstanding musician and producer in his own right, Rick has used his skills to help others deepen their understanding of the music they love.  

The interview inspires a song about Rick's ear-training program, and the perfect pitch developed by his son Dylan after exposure to hours and hours of Bach. Unfortunately, Michael Lane wasn't able to provide the vocals for the song, so Jack Stafford stood in.  

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/thescienceofsound

THE SCIENCE OF SOUND  

With perfect pitch And linguistic abilities  Mathematical mind Woken latent capabilities  Cos Dylan heard Sounds of such complexity  That his mind grew Out of sheer necessity  Processing power Stimulation made  The power of music The science of sound Firing neurons Or earthing to ground  The power of music The science of sound Untying potential That's otherwise bound  The science of sound The science of sound  The sun spoke the word The earth came into existence  And we all flowed Down the path of least resistance  Our ideas have traction If we know that truth is action  The power of music The science of sound Firing neurons Or earthing to ground  The power of music The science of sound Untying potential That's otherwise bound  Grow as you're meant to be Know all you're meant to see Latent destiny  The power of music The science of sound Firing neurons Or earthing to ground  The power of music The science of sound Untying potential That's otherwise bound  

Written by Jack Stafford 

Produced by Maurizio Sarnicola, Goldmine Studios  


Mar 01, 202301:32:04
WHAT WILL AMAZON DESTROY NEXT??? Oliver Ackermann (APTBS) asks Stacy Mitchell (ILSR)

WHAT WILL AMAZON DESTROY NEXT??? Oliver Ackermann (APTBS) asks Stacy Mitchell (ILSR)

What will Amazon do once it’s eaten every other business, automated every process, and none of us have any money to buy their products? To find out, musician Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers) interviews Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, a national research and advocacy organization that fights corporate control and works to build thriving, equitable communities. She inspires him to create a new song ‘Always Gonna Be The Same’.  


Stream the song: https://ffm.to/AlwaysGonnaBeTheSame


I could spin a story that would make you freak

But I’m not thinking of ways to manipulate you - I don’t hate you

I just want you to enjoy your life

And I hope you’re a really good potato - Kato

I don’t wanna live in a stupid world

I don’t wanna live under their control

I don’t wanna buy all their useless shit

That should just be thrown in a giant pit

I don’t wanna be hooked on all these drugs

Pushed to fund someone's expensive rugs

I just wanna live and have some fun

I don’t need to feel like I have won

Cuz it’s gross

They’re lying to our faces

It’s a show

They stripped away their regulations

What we don’t know

Is that they multiplied their operations

So if we don’t vote

Then its always gonna be the same

Someone’s gotta play the adult in the room - with a broom

We can’t let these greedy fuckers take another dime - waste of time

I would rather be out on vacation - in another nation

But we seem to be living with some bad potatoes - Kato

I don’t wanna live in their stupid world

I don’t wanna live under their control

I don’t wanna buy all this useless shit

That should just be thrown in a giant pit

I don’t wanna be hooked on all their drugs

Pushed to fund someone's expensive rugs

I just wanna help out my fellow man

Any fucking way that I can

Cuz it’s gross

They’re lying to our faces

And it’s low

They bought a house with our donations

What we don’t know

Is that they buried all the allegations

So if we don’t vote

Then its always gonna be the same

Feb 15, 202301:44:43
YOUR 37 TRILLION CELLS ARE NOT YOUR OWN!!! Author Tom Oliver and songwriter Sally Seltmann talk Self

YOUR 37 TRILLION CELLS ARE NOT YOUR OWN!!! Author Tom Oliver and songwriter Sally Seltmann talk Self

We're delighted to have the wonderful Sally Seltmann come on for this episode. She is an award-winning songwriter with a canon of amazing songs—including Feist's worldwide smash 1234.   

We talk with writer Tom Oliver about his book 'The Self-Delusion' and how science doesn't justify our claims for any sort of individuality.  

Stream the song 'Your Energy' which was inspired by the conversation: https://ffm.to/sallyyourenergy  www.sallyseltmann.com

Jan 31, 202301:33:53
DRUNK ON THE CORK: Gad Saad explains how people have been seduced by politicians

DRUNK ON THE CORK: Gad Saad explains how people have been seduced by politicians

Professor Gad Saad, host of 'The Saad Truth' comes on to inspire a song. Jack's co-host for the episode was Aaron from the Portland band Ezra Bell. Unfortunately the collaboration didn't come through, and Jack and the Podband play this one.  

https://www.gadsaad.com/ https://www.ezrabell.com/  

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/drunkonthecork  

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Jan 18, 202301:49:23
DO YOU LISTEN??? Prof. Kevin G Wilson inspires a song about ACT and mindfulness

DO YOU LISTEN??? Prof. Kevin G Wilson inspires a song about ACT and mindfulness

This week's guest is Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Mississippi, and founder of Onelife, LLC. He has authored or coauthored eleven books, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness for Two. In this episode, he inspires a song about the importance of listening. http://onelifellc.com/

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/ifilistened

LYRICS

If I did all the things that you tell me
And you did all things that I tell you
There's nothing that we couldn't do

If I listened to you
And you listened to me
Imagine how happy we'd be

Cause you tell me truths
I don't like to hear
Truth is painful
You know you can lie sometimes

Then I'd listen more
To the wise words you've said like
Like, like... errrr

If I did all the things that you tell me
And you did all things that I tell you
There's nothing that we couldn't do

If I listened to you
And you listened to me
Imagine how happy we'd be

We'd be healthier, happier, fitter and wiser
Richer and thinner and younger and more organised
The world would be a better place
Without war

It's a simple thing but hard to do
With ego involved it's  a blinkered view
But if you saw yourself from outside, you'd say
"Why didn't you tell me!?"

The world's a crazy mixed-up place
Because of the stupid human race
Our thoughts pollute the very
Air we breathe

If we're going to be the ones to make the change
It's our thoughts we need to contain
And switch our brains from broadcast
To receive

And if I lived for you
And you lived for me
Imagine how happy we'd be

If I did all the things that you tell me
And you did all things that I tell you
There's nothing that we couldn't do

If I listened to you
And you listened to me
Imagine how happy we'd be

If you listened to me
I listened to you
We listened ro each other
Listening to you

Did you hear what I've been saying?
Has any of this registered?
You're looking at your telephone
I don't know what to say
I've done all I can

Jan 04, 202301:25:21
END OF YEAR SPECIAL!!! Jack Stafford interviews himself

END OF YEAR SPECIAL!!! Jack Stafford interviews himself

A short Christmas special and a very Happy New Year.  


Stream the song https://ffm.to/blindinggypsylights


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Dec 13, 202205:37
WHAT IS EZ WATER AND WHY IS IT INCREDIBLE??? Prof Pollack inspires a song on the 4th phase of water

WHAT IS EZ WATER AND WHY IS IT INCREDIBLE??? Prof Pollack inspires a song on the 4th phase of water

This week's episode is with Gerald Pollack is a scientist who's recognized worldwide as a dynamic speaker and author, whose passion lies in plumbing the depths of natural truths. He inspires a song about his life's work: EZ Water—the fourth phase of water—and its incredible life-giving properties.

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/ezwater

He received the 1st Emoto Peace Prize and is a recipient of the University of Washington's highest honor, the Annual Faculty Lecturer Award. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the research journal WATER and Director of the Institute for Venture Science. Dr. Pollack's (award-winning) books include: The Fourth Phase of Water (2013), and Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life (2001). https://www.pollacklab.org/

LYRICS:

In the water

I am reborn

With EZ water

No structures torn

With the water

And with the sun

This EZ water

Keeps me young

My mitochondria

Rebuilding cells

My power swells

Without the water

My life is starved

But with EZ water

I am recharged

With the water

And with the sun

This EZ water

Keeps me young

My mitochondria

Rebuilding cells

My power swells

Running free these radicals

They're speeding up the change

All are idiopathical

I'm closer to my age

But in the water

I am reborn

This EZ water

Builds back what's worn

And with the water

And with the sun

This EZ water

Keeps me young


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Dec 07, 202201:12:13
CAN PSYCHEDELICS HELP WITH PTSD??? Rick Doblin and Ryan Walsh talk drugs

CAN PSYCHEDELICS HELP WITH PTSD??? Rick Doblin and Ryan Walsh talk drugs

In this episode of Podsongs, Ryan Walsh of the critically acclaimed Boston-band 'Hallelujah The Hills', interviews ground-breaking researcher Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). The interview that the song inspires is song called 'Get Free'.   

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/getfree 

Rick Doblin, Ph.