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Mindful Minutes With Musicians Podcast on Youtube

Do you know an Artist or Musician?

Hey everyone, I want to firstly thank you for even being here and reading this. I hope you know that I do value you and your opinions as part of the MMWM family.

This was kind of a shout out to all of you wonderful listeners, who I’m sure know a bunch of cool people, if you know any artists or musicians who would like to be a guest on my podcast #MindfulMinutesWithMusicians . Please, if you havn’t already, go and check out all of the episodes and if you have any questions or suggestions. I would be more than happy to even voice those out over an episode as well. Thank you again for being here and I hope we get to converse soon.

#Mindfulminuteswithmusicians

Have you seen the latest Mindful Minutes With Musicians? Check it out at http://www.blackmoremedia.ca/mindfulminuteswithmusicians I spoke with @iankamau #IanKamau about his new documentary #WeWentOut about being a creative writer as well as the things that they do subconsciously to stay mindful #creative #hiphop #artist #writer #director #volunteer #filmmaker #film #producer #musician #musiciansofinstagram #mindfulness #creation #awareness #signals #openness #love #MindfulMinutesWithMusicians #BlackmoreMedia

Saturday night rant

Hey all,

Hope that you’re all doing well. I havn’t reached out virtually lately and feel that I needed to touch base with everyone. Thank you again for watching, reading and being a part of my journey in some form. I recently added my Mindful Minutes With Musicians Shorts; A Mindful Minute with a Musician on my YOUTUBE

I guess this is my own little Saturday Night Live, by offering up a bunch of content from Mindful Minutes With Musicians. Again, I really appreciate everyone checking this out and if there is one thing that I would ask of you is to tell one person. I think that if everyone were to share this with one person then we would be able to get this great podcast and these great words to more people. It is a slow process, but one that is started and can’t stop now.

If you feel like you’ve been effected in any way by this podcast or if you have already shared it with anyone, please let me know and connect with me. I would love to hear how this has effected anyone’s life and made a positive change.

All comments are welcome and I look forward to connecting.

Aspire to Inspire

Online Streaming Services or Video Mapping?

Hey do you or anyone you know need any online streaming services?

Are you looking to create an online event to keep your brand out there?

Looking to start a podcast?

Need royalty free music or podcast music?

Looking to make you’re event or party incredible with some video mapping?

If you have said yes to one or any of these then definitely reach out to me and let me know how I can help in making your event or content better than its ever been before. I look forward to connecting with you.

I’ve missed you

Hey, I know it’s been a while and I’m not keeping up with posting as often as I should. I did write a post about not pressuring yourself and the creation, but I also believe that if you’re not doing it you’re also missing out. I have met up with Arthur Tutt, of arthurtutt.com, I’ve been working doing online streaming for the Harbourfront centre’s TIFA festival. https://festivalofauthors.ca/ . Thats just a few of the things that I’ve been up to. It’s been a difficult time and I know that there are a lot of people who are having a really rough time right now. I am doing my best to keep my head up and create great content. I am working on a few interviews and have some stuff coming. I hope you stay tuned. I really appreciate you.

Stick with the process

I bet you know, like we all experience, that if we stick to something that it will prevail. If you continue to water a plant then it will grow and then produce flowers. If you continue to write poems, eventually you’ll have a book to publish of your poetry. If you continue to cook, eventually you start creating exciting and creative meals. What I’m getting at here is that whatever it is that your doing, and no matter what happens along the way. The best thing is to carry on and continue to do that thing that you have passion for so that you can allow it to grow and provide for you eventually.

I have had a bit of a rush of other work come up for me and since I’ve been hit so hard in my profession by the pandemic, I’ve been taking all the work I can get. This means that I’ve been putting MMWM to the side, but don’t worry…I’m still booking interviews and I have a couple up my sleeve that are going to be really thoughtful and friendly.

I really appreciate you taking the time to ‘Stick with the process’ along with me. I hope that you’ve watched a few of these episodes of Mindful Minutes With Musicians and found something that you can take from them, as that was the whole point. To Aspire to Inspire, and that goes for all of us. Cheers and thank you.

DB

The pressure to create content

I wanted to touch base on this notion that we HAVE to constantly be creating content. I think that it’s a lot to put onto yourself and it’s not always the most effective way of getting the message out there. We all have our soap box and opportunity to get up and say what we want. And it’s appreciated by everyone who is watching and getting something out it, no matter what it is that they may be getting out of it. The issue is that there has been such an influx of content with the internet giving us absolutely anything we can think of at our fingertips. So, the question is…to be seen do I have to constantly be creating content? In a short answer, yes. But, I think that it is equally, if not MORE important to take time to recharge your own battery so that you are able to go out there and harness the creative juices in a creative way. That’s how you will be able to come to some kind of equilibrium in content creation. If there is even such a thing.

The main thing to remember and take from this, is that you need to be doing stuff for your own internal self. You are not going to be able to find or harness the creativity within yourself if you are already drained. So take that time and don’t give in to the pressure to constantly create content. Cheers

Mindful Minutes With Musicians Short Ep 4 ‘Being a parent’ with Elaine ‘lil bit’ Shephard

@lilbitmuzik Elaine Lil’ Bit Shepherd
Check out the FULL episode at http://www.blackmoremedia.ca/mindfulminuteswithmusicians. I spoke with @lilbitmuzik about her inspiration and how being a parent has shaped her career. She shared some great stories. #musician #musiciansofinstagram #mindfulness #creation #inspiration #motivation #love #MindfulMinutesWithMusicians #BlackmoreMedia

Appreciate The Process

For a while I had wanted to be a part of a radio show or involved in something like that. I took Radio Broadcasting in college and never really got into radio just because of the lack of jobs for on air talent, especially for anyone who was new to the industry. I am also in love with music and the music creation process and wanted to be involved in that as well. I ended up finding a career in the tech side of live entertainment and was able to live out those dreams of being back stage or on the stage at the concerts and festivals. As the pandemic has effected millions around the globe, I too was effected in work. I knew that there had to be something that I could still bring and do even while there was ZERO live events happening.

That’s when I started MINDFUL MINUTES WITH MUSICIANS. the podcast where I was able to take the skills that I had learned years ago in college and apply them to my very own podcast. It has definitely not been an easy process in any stretch of the imagination. There were a lot of ideas that I had and had to focus it down in on something. And mindfulness was that thing that I believed a lot of people want to learn or find out how others are doing it. I too wanted to find out what others were doing during these hard times so that I was able to adapt and make the most of things.

The first few episodes were really what was needed to get this off the ground, and as I got more and more guests and went through the process of what I want to focus on and how I wanted to frame the show. I was able to make subtle changes to refine the show as each episode progressed. I am so appreciative to everyone who has been a part of this process. Along the way there’s been bumps. I’ve missed appointments to record new episodes and I’ve gone through a number of different technical difficulties along the way; cameras dying during the show, music not playing and mispronouncing things. My setup and how it is edited has changed a few times as well.

The main thing that keeps it going is the want to share peoples stories. I think that there are so many things that we learn from each other on a day to day basis that this is another way to harness that. I have had the pleasure to talk to so many different artists who not only play or have an appreciation for music but also have amazing stories and experiences to share. If you have taken the time to read this post, I hope that you take time to go through some of the episodes as there is for sure something in there that is a takeaway. I appreciate you and thank you.

Motivation Mondays

Hey, as I’m writing this I’m realizing that this is such a new thing for me. I should be celebrating this time that I’m giving myself and be excited to share this. I find it difficult to be motivated some days. I feel that during this pandemic there have been a lot of those days. I can only say that self motivation is key and so important to your success. I have started getting up earlier, writing lists for myself to complete. And I feel great crossing those things off the list when I complete them. Writing this post was one of the things on my list and here we go. I Tweeted this morning @Blackmoremedia1 (on twitter) and I wanted to start something fresh and new for #MindfulMinutesWithMusicians and #BlackmoreMedia. But selfishly, it’s really so that I’m able to use this to motivate myself. I hope that you also find motivation in this and let me know if you do.

Monday motivation on Tuesday

So, I’m writing this a day late. Not on purpose, just because I want to start creating more content on here. I want to show that, yes, if you put your mind to something that you can eventually achieve it. This has been a journey for me, a long journey. My podcast Mindful Minutes With Musicians that you can get to with a few clicks on my site, has been going for over a year now. Im coming up to episode 25! Check it out this friday!! It has definitely not been an easy process. There have been a lot of hurdles that I could have used as an excuse to stop. I kept going. It hasn’t been the cleanest or most polished. But every episode gets better and the process has become more fun the more I do it. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. I hope you get a chance to click around and watch a few episodes. Cheers.

3 years ago today

So it was 3 years ago this weekend that I had set up staging, lights, audio and a video wall for a fab dance competition, ON THE FLOOR. The wonderful Mitch Jackson and Lisa Hupe started this great dance competition so that kids had a chance to dance and explore themselves. I always had a wonderful time with everyone involved and became quite passionate about its success. I do feel like I had become part of the team. Here’s to great memories.

Frequency

I just want to post that I’m going to be putting more content on this site, going to be posting updates along the way. I really appreciate you taking the time to look through my site. I would be more than happy to provide Online Streaming tips and techniques to anyone. Message me. Lets start a discussion.

I can do Live Streaming, voice over work, podcast intro music, and outro music. I can assist with any Royalty free music that you need and can create it for you specially. I hope that we can touch base about how I can help you media game to the next level.

Met with Arthur Tutt from ArthurTutt.com

WOW! What an awesome meet up with Arthur Tutt, who currently works with Kobayashi+Zeitguys. Can also be found through their website arthurtutt.com

Had such a great conversation about moving forward and pivoting in the new world we’re in. Navigating the next moves and celebrating our pasts. Check out his website and definitely use his services!! Worth it 100!!