Episode 50: Masud Olufani
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Hello and welcome to the Baha’i Blogcast with me your host, Rainn Wilson. In this series of podcasts I interview members of the Baha’i Faith and friends from all over the world about their hearts, and minds, and souls, their spiritual journeys, what they’re interested in, and what makes them tick. As anti-racism protests continue across the United States and in different parts of the world, in this episode I'm joined by Masud Olufani, an African-American multidisciplinary artist, activist, writer, and Baha'i, who hosts a podcast called 'America's Most Challenging Issue', aimed at tackling the subject of racism in the US. Masud and I discuss racism and some of the challenges of eradicating it. He tells me what it's like to be a black man in the US, and the complexities of identity, and some of the mythologies tied into the fabric of American society. We talk about the idea of discomfort and growth, and how we have to be willing to grapple with it and bear the burden for the greater good. Masud tells me how he became a Baha'i, his work as an artist, and how the Baha'i Teachings and activities have not only changed his life, but can contribute towards racial harmony. I hope you find this important conversation as fruitful and enlightening as I did. Find out more about some of the things we covered by checking out the following: * Masud's website: https://www.masud-olufani.com/ * America's Most Challenging Issue podcast: https://bit.ly/2AoXW0N * We share quote: "As to racial prejudice, the corrosion of which, for well-nigh a century, has bitten into the fiber, and attacked the whole social structure of American society, it should be regarded as constituting the most vital and challenging issue confronting the Baha’i community at the present stage of its evolution. The ceaseless exertions which this issue of paramount importance calls for, the sacrifices it must impose, the care and vigilance it demands, the moral courage and fortitude it requires, the tact and sympathy it necessitates, invest this problem with an urgency and importance that cannot be overestimated." -Shoghi Effendi * Masud interview about his podcast: https://bit.ly/37mfvuu * Masud article on racism & discomfort: https://bit.ly/2UOMDWT * Masud's talk Freeing Ourselves of the Stain of Racism: https://bit.ly/37kj18F * Masud's talk Healing Through Reclamation & Art: https://bit.ly/3dTHunQ * Masud shares: "They whose hearts are warmed by the energizing influence of God’s creative 198 love cherish His creatures for His sake, and recognize in every human face a sign of His reflected glory." -Shoghi Effendi * Rainn quotes Universal House of Justice: "When society is in such difficulty and distress, the responsibility of the Baha’is to make a constructive contribution to human affairs becomes more pronounced. This is a moment when distinct but interrelated lines of action converge upon a single point, when the call to service rings aloud. The individual, the community, and the institutions of the Faith—inseparable protagonists in the advancement of civilization—are in a position to demonstrate the distinctive features of the Baha’i way of life, characterized by increased maturity in the discharge of their responsibilities and in their relationships with each other. ... At a time when the urgency of attaining higher levels of unity, founded on the incontestable truth of humanity’s oneness, is becoming apparent to larger and larger numbers, society stands in need of clear voices that can articulate the spiritual principles that underlie such an aspiration." Be sure to subscribe to the Baha’i Blogcast for more episodes on: *YouTube: http://bit.ly/2JTNmBO * iTunes: http://apple.co/2leHPHL *Soundcloud: https://bit.ly/3hjMjZN *Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2IXRAnb Find out more about the Baha'i Faith by visiting BAHAI.ORG, and for more great Baha'i-inspired content check out BAHAIBLOG.NET: http://bahaiblog.net/ Thanks for listening! -Rainn Wilson
Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business
Mixing Music | Music Production, Audio Engineering, & Music Business
Special Production Techniques, Touring, and Songwriting with Special Guests, SEGO
In this special episode of the Mixing Music podcast, Dee Kei and Lu interview the band, SEGO. Sego is currently located in LA but used to tour around the nation until the pandemic. We are so happy to have them on the show and talk about their production process, touring secrets, and tips for other musicians. Recorded at In the Mix Studios located in North Hollywood, CA. Unfortunately, we are no longer offering free mix feedback via email. If you would like for us to give us feedback on your music, please apply at mixingmusicpodcast.com HIRE DEE KEI: links.deekeimixes.com HIRE LU: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/14193-lu---midside-sound DOWNLOAD FREE STUFF HERE: https://links.deekeimixes.com Find Dee Kei and Lu on Social Media: Instagram: @DeeKeiMixes @midsidesound Twitter: @DeeKeiMixes Join the ‘Mixing Music Podcast’ Group: Discord: https://discord.gg/s2WrUg8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mixingmusicpodcast/ The Mixing Music Podcast with Dee Kei and Lu is sponsored by In the Mix Studios, Antares (Auto-Tune), Lauten Audio, and Filepass. The Mixing Music Podcast is a video and audio series on the art of music production and post-production. Dee Kei and Lu are both professionals in the Los Angeles music industry having worked with names like Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, Ray J, Smokepurrp, Benny the Butcher, Sueco the Child, Ari Lennox, G-Eazy, Phresher, Lucky Daye, DDG, Lil Xan, Masego, $SNOT, Kanye West, King Kanja, Dreamville, BET, Universal Music, Interscope Records, etc. This video podcast is meant to be used for educational purposes only. This show is filmed at IN THE MIX STUDIOS located in North Hollywood, California. If you would like to sponsor the show, please email us at deekeimixes@gmail.com.
46 min
Steve Stine Guitar Podcast
Steve Stine Guitar Podcast
Steve Stine
Chords Workshop 2: Play Better Rhythm Guitar
In this Chords Workshop (recorded live), Steve’s going to talk about different approaches to strumming, so you can play better rhythm guitar and sound great when you play your favorite songs.  For more chord tips from Steve, check out his new course Chord Mastery: https://guitarzoom.com/chordmastery/promo/ Learning how to play the guitar always requires both skill and practice. One of the things that are valuable in guitar playing is its rhythm. Without rhythm, music will be blunt to listen to.  Rhythm in guitar playing requires more time of practice and there are always different ways of learning it. In this episode, you will be learning one of the most difficult and challenging skills to enhance when playing the guitar-- the rhythm and its elements. You will be learning the importance of guitar rhythm and its patterns and how it changes the way you play.  However, you can learn it at a not so difficult pace when you listen to this podcast! Keep strumming!    *Highlights:* * How to concentrate on the rhythm section * Finding the groove to the music you're listening to * Understanding the importance of having the power of dynamics * Having unlimited ups and downs while playing organically * How to keep the rhythm going whilst moving away from the guitar and coming back * Feeling the ups and downs and the difference it makes * Importance of knowing the relationship between notes  * Using all the ups and how it affects the sound of what you're playing * Learning how to organically move away from the strings and come back in * Chromagnant strumming * Importance of rhythm when playing If you love this episode please subscribe and leave an iTunes 5-star review. If you want to improve your guitar playing and take it to the next level, head over to GuitarZoom.com.
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Tape Notes
Tape Notes
In The Woods
TN:63 IDLES, Nick Launay & Adam Greenspan
In this episode John is joined by Idles guitarist Mark Bowen along with co-producers Nick Launay and Adam “Atom” Greenspan to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced the band’s latest album ‘Ultra Mono’. Unearthing backstage phone demos and rehearsal room recordings, Bowen, Nick and Adam look back on how the album was pulled together, from the band’s chats about concepts to the eight days recording the whole record. Reminiscing on their time in La Frette Studios, we hear stories of both the raucousness and intense focus encapsulated within an Idles session. The trio dig into the explosive drum recording, their staircase microphone setup and the special sauce that forms the very essence of an Idles track. Listen to find out what happened when Warren Ellis made a surprise studio visit, why everyone got sent out of the room during some of the vocal takes, and why civilised French lunches were so key to the album’s success. Tracks discussed: War, The Lover, A Hymn GEAR MENTIONS Fender Baritone Guitar Dolo Stammen Pedal Moog MiniFooger Ring Mod Pedal Lo-fi Junky Fender Twin Amp Hiwatt-100 Hiwatt-200 Sunn Model T Marshall SLP Marshall JCM800 Fender Bassman 800 Ampeg SVT Roland Jazz Chorus EAR Compressors Neve 1081 API Console Neve Console Aston Stealth Mic Sound Toys - Alter Boy Fab Filter EQ ProTools Ableton HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) Donate KEEP UP TO DATE For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: Instagram: @tapenotes Twitter: @tapenotes Facebook: @tapenotespodcast To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk
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