Everyone has things they do or pursue which are unique, and with all the different social media platforms, those things can be turned into regular publications which others can look forward to at intervals. Some have shows on YouTube, others produce a podcast. I am not sure why I just explained that? I am just realizing that most of my interactions lately have been with the wonderful octogenarians I am blessed to have in my life. I am pretty sure one of the 4 of them, my Mom, who is my biggest fan, reads this blog.
So, Hi Mom! Thanks for reading Happy Mother’s Day 2019!
And, Hi Dad too— Happy Birthday next week! Thanks for giving me wings, literally!
Well, moving right along, I am a podcast/youtube junkie in several areas of interest.
So…Today I was checking in with one which I follow, and
Bam! I heard my music and my [fake] name! GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Made my day!
So, I like to send links to news articles when I come across some, or send an email because, if they are anything like me, it is a weird feeling putting your thoughts and stories out in space, then wondering who is listening. I like to speak up when I hear something which strikes a kindred cord. Maybe it’s crazy, but I do it, especially when a podcast is particularly storied or equipping in an area of my interests and or ambitions.
I also think about how that person has pulled back the curtain and little bit on their lives, so I do the same, by saying who I am and what I do, a mere listener among thousands worldwide. It is fun to connect, and I truly do not expect anything in return, not even a simple reply. I think about how these folks give of themselves, whether or not anyone tunes in because it is coming from their heart. OH how I ‘get” that! I believe that if a tree falls in the forest, it DOES make a sound, whether anyone hears that sound or not.
I like to pop in every now and again, as if to say, “I hear you.” I have enjoyed when people come out to my live events and tell me that a certain song really touched their heart, or made them think. Everyone can use a little more thanks and encouragement. Even me – I feel so honored and humbled, and undeserving…actually I had been feeling pretty low, seems like I am always trying to swim an ocean. Today’s hearing a familiar voice speaking my name was a real surprise. For clarity, I was asked for permission for my music to be used (I did NOT ask ) and of course I felt flattered (in a good kind way) and gave permission, but in any case, I did not know it would actually be used, so I was floored!!! Also, art is such an expression of your inner soul.. BUT no less vulnerable than a storytelling enthusiastic podcaster or youtuber. I love to hear all the different voices, ideas, and tutorials, oh the tutorials…Yes, I am a podcast junkie.
I am on a dual “2nd Act” career path. I have so much to learn. I try to keep a somewhat of a low profile on the non-music career interest. In the past year, two podcasters with content unrelated to my music career and learning path, rather related to my other aspirations, have generously given me a shout out -made my heart skip a beat!
I will post those episodes below:
Betty in The Sky with a Suitcase:
Podcast Episode 165 ‘Grounded” posted 2 days ago, May 7, 2019 (ft song “The Best Life”)
Betty Shares stories from her travels and from on the plane and fellow crew. She is also a 5xs published author, so while you are there on her site, click through her Amazon link and order her books!!!
The other was
The Airline Pilot Guy Show:
APG Episode 341 entitled “D’oh!” (Song Clip “Like Wildflowers”)
Airline Pilot Guy and his host of co-hosts wax fondly, educationally, and humorously among pilots about things pilots, aspiring pilots, and aviation enthusiasts are interested in. I have enjoyed attending some meet-ups within the listenership.
And now for a music-related podcast: Women of Substance Radio
Women of Substance Radio is curated by Bree Noble of Female Entrepreneur Musician
My songs have been included in these three episodes:
#940 posted March 22, 2019: (Song “Shall We Dance”)
#881 posted on November 18, 2018 (Song “The Edge”)
#880 posted on November 16, 2018 (Song “While My Father”)
#853 posted September 19. 2018 (Song “Turn a Light On” )
Bree Noble does so much for the songwriting community. The resources she holds out are almost too numerous to mention. If you are reading this, and you are a songwriter just search Bree Noble and avail yourself of her resources.
I WANT TO SAY A BIG THANK YOU TOO ALL THESE WONDERFUL PODCASTERS!!!
From a very blushing