Category Archives: Music

The Music Currently Feeding My Soul

It’s been a couple weeks since we talked music and despite that not being my main focus (aka not my current job), it’s not any less of being a necessity in my life. Good music gets me through the long drives, the tough moments, the good moments, and carries me through some of the hardest workouts.

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We hit the road Saturday late afternoon to drive to Gatlinburg, TN so could hang out with a friend and his family on Sunday. When we arrived at a nearby RV campground and got set up, I sat down to start working on some work. I turned on Spotify and started listening to one of the radio stations when a song by Kaleo started playing and stopped me in my tracks. I closed my eyes, listened and when the song was over switched from the radio to listen to more.

When I woke up early Sunday morning, I grabbed my laptop, headphones, notebook of my to-do list and opened up Spotify again. There was no question, I needed to hear more of this.

Good music fuels my soul and it’s been missing lately. At least the kind that taps into my heart, drags out emotion, fills in missing spaces, and brings me the strength that I need for whatever the day may bring me.

And while I may say life on the road is hard, let’s get real – life NOT on the road can be hard as well. It’s not about whether it’s hard or easy, it’s about how we handle it, how we view those challenges, how we impact the world. I didn’t set out on this year to do something mediocre; I set out because I wanted to do something amazing; I wanted to touch someone and change their life; I wanted to push boundaries (my own included); I wanted to make a huge impact.

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So while those things may not be easy, while they may tear me down somedays, the important thing is that I’m taking care of myself so I can have the best opportunity for success. For me, that includes good music.

What are you listening to and loving this week?

*Good music totally calls for a MIMM!*

After the Flood

One of the greatest things about having worked in the music industry is watching artist’s that I worked with continue to progress their careers and music forward. Back when I was living in LA and working at GPS one of the artists I had the opportunity to work with was Luke Reynolds.

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Luke is a solo artist but has also been a part of a few different bands including Blue Merle and currently as the bass player in Guster. Luke is such an incredible musician and when his last solo record came out, I loved getting to be in the office, hear the tracks as they were being sent over and soak in his excitement over the music he was putting out.

So when I saw Luke was working on a new album and with PledgeMusic again at that, I was really excited! I pledged on Luke’s project and as the new tracks were being released, I couldn’t help but get excited for the whole album to come out. …and then just the other week, it did. And it does not disappoint.

So if you’re looking for some new music, something with passion but that’s easy to listen to, something that comes from a talented musician and super nice person, check out Luke’s new album “After the Flood” as I can assure you it doesn’t disappoint.

What are you listening to today?