A podcast where musicians talk with songwriter Deidre Struck about how songs bring them back to themselves. Each episode highlights two songs by the featured artist, with a focus on how music leads us from darkness into light.
64. Serena Jost is In Process!
51:49Welcome to The Song Inside's second season, focused on Music and Healing. Cellist Serena Jost is, among other things, a photographer and a songwriter who lives in the moment. Join us as we chat about how songs can rescue us, how letting go brings peace of mind, and how weakness can lead to possibility. Find out more about Serene HERE Song: The Cut Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! (It literally fuels my music). RATE AND REVIEW! Apple Spotify
63. Manuel Bagorro is Curating Well-Being!
46:38Welcome to The Song Inside's second season, focused on Music and Healing. This week I'm thrilled to introduce you to my colleague, Manuel Bagorro! Manuel is the Creative Advisor for Carnegie Hall Social Impact Programs (and a very nice fellow). Learn along with me about the inception of the Carnegie Music Program at Sing Sing, The Lullaby Project, and a new series of concerts Manuel is curating around the issue of Music and Well-Being. Along the way, we'll talk about songs as heirlooms, persevering in the work, and the alchemy of creation. www.carnegiehall.org Read more at The Song Inside website Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! It literally fuels my music. RATE AND REVIEW! Apple Spotify
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62. Vicky Finney is Opening Her Heart!
58:03Welcome to The Song Inside's second season, focused on Music and Healing. Actor Vicky Finney was just living her life, when a series of events upended her trajectory. We talk about what led her to a course in Conscious Dying, how opening our hearts can ease our end of life, and how music is the bridge. Find Vicky HERE Resources: *Being Mortal by Atul Gawande *The five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski Die Wise by Stephen Jenkinson *When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön (not specific to dying but great!) *Life After Life by Raymond Moody (about near death experience) Who Dies by Stephen Levine When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi Advice for future corpses* (*and those who love them) by Sallie Tisdale Being with Dying by Roshi Joan Halifax *Meetings at the edge by Stephen Levine Breathe you are alive! By a Thich Nhat Hahn Final Gifts by Maggie Callahan & Patricia Kelley *Still Here by Ram Dass *Welcoming The Unwelcome by Pema Chödrön *In the Light of Death by Tim Freke www.consciousdyinginstitute.com Song: I'm Real (by Deidre Struck) Read more at The Song Inside website Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! It literally fuels my music. Or RATE AND REVIEW, it's the nice thing to do :) Apple Spotify
61. Dave Wilbur is Grooving Like the Wind!
58:45Welcome to The Song Inside's second season, focusing on Music and Healing. Dave Wilbur is a kickass bass player, runs a Rock Lab, and happens to be one of my oldest friends. Join us as we go deep on humor as healer, imperfection as humanizer, daily gratitude, and letting impermanence be a teacher. Find Dave HERE Songs: Tina and the River Shafilea Read more at The Song Inside website Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! It literally fuels my music. Or RATE AND REVIEW, it's the nice thing to do :) Apple Spotify
60. David Garland is Interested and Curious!
1:12:44Welcome to The Song Inside’s second season, focusing on Music and Healing. Settle in with a cozy blanket and perhaps some tissues, as David Garland takes us through the remarkable journey of his life as a visual artist, musical creator, and radio host of Spinning On Air, a weekly music show on WNYC for 28 years. After his wife Anne received a terminal cancer diagnosis, David and his son Kenji created and played music together in the room directly below Anne’s bedroom throughout the months leading up to her passing. In this episode, we talk about creating without presumption, trusting our curiosity, and exploring ambiguity. Find David HERE Songs: Garlands: Mortality 2 Garlands: Fortifications For Anne Read more at The Song Inside website Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! It literally fuels my music. Or RATE AND REVIEW, it's the nice thing to do :) Apple Spotify
59. Toby Williams Was Born To Sing!
59:15Welcome to The Song Inside’s second season, focusing on Music and Healing. Toby Williams is head of the music therapy department at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, as well as a professor at NYU and a licensed creative arts therapist. In this episode, she talks about her journey from bandleader to therapist, therapy as a conduit to insight, and shares personal stories of how music has helped clients at different stages of their lives. Find Toby HERE Read more at thesonginside.me What we're listening to: Phoebe Bridgers Joni Mitchell Stevie Wonder Taylor Swift Luciana Souza The Sons of Champlin Want to support TSI? Buy me a coffee! It literally fuels my music. Or RATE AND REVIEW, it's the nice thing to do :) Apple Spotify
Trailer: The Song Inside Returns
1:01Welcome to Season 2 of The Song Inside, the only podcast which does deep dive interviews about the songs which bring us from darkness to light. This season will be focused on Music and Healing, with interviews from music therapists, doulas, and regular folks who have used songs to get them through tough times. New episodes drop every Monday, wherever you find podcasts. Find The Song Inside: Apple Spotify
Summer Songs, Camp Edition: Oliver Dobrian and Vero Villalobos
22:38One of the great things about working at an arts camp is that you get to meet like-minded creative souls. Oliver (drummer from Orange County CA) and Vero (director from San Angelo TX) are two such souls, each with a unique perspective on songwriting to share. Enjoy! Check out Oliver’s band Filmspeed!
Summer Songs: Revisiting Byron Isaacs
1:36:31I’m living my best life here at summer camp in Pennsylvania, and this week’s guest is living his best life playing bass and singing with The Lumineers on tour. Byron Isaacs is one of my favorite people, as well as a stellar songwriter. You may need a tissue or two for this one!