“Is this the real life” emery song breakdown

with Chris keene

 

Emery's new guitarist and producer Chris Keene and I walk through the evolution of "Is This the Real Life" from demo, pre-pro, and final versions. We focus mainly on the guitar parts, recording, and song structure from one version to the next as the song came to life.


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new emery song premiere minus vocals

with DAVE POWELL

 

This episode is the first of many to come that will break down the upcoming Emery record, its lyrics, guitar, production, and whatever else is interesting. Today Emery's drummer, Dave Powell, joins to introduce you to a song that started with his drum idea. This episode is also the launch of a game/contest that will allow you to compose vocals on an Emery song by downloading the instrumental stem here. The rest of the details are in the episode.


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what can we do with blockchain?

with alex linebrink

 

A good friend connected me with Alex Linebrink, who is the CEO of PassageX, a secondary ticketing venue that utilizes blockchain technology to promote industry accountability and transparency. It's exciting to hear about other uses of the system and get a glimpse at the tip of the iceberg of what can be done in the future with such a powerful tool as blockchain.


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PEDALS

with MATT HOOPES OF RELIENT K

 

Being a band guy on the road, gear heads tend to find each other. For me, Matt Hoopes of Relient K is always on the top of my list for guys I like to talk about pedals with. Now he's creating his own pedals, so we go in-depth about the technical aspects of what distortion is and the components inside pedals.


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RESILIENCE

with AUTHOR STEVEN SOUTHWICK

 

Steven Southwick is a professor at Yale University of Psychiatry, PTSD, and Resilience. He is also the author of "Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges," which I was eager to talk with him about, since we seems to share similar philosophies on the power of the mind effecting the body.

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THE PROCESS OF UNDEROATH'S
"ERASE ME"

with TIM MCTAGUE

 

Tim McTauge, Underoath's guitarist joins for a conversation about their inner-band dynamics and how it applied to the songwriting process and production, specifically with their new album "Erase Me."

 

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The bionic actress

Hunger Games actress, Angel Giuffria, was born missing half of her arm, but has embraced the life of a "cyborg" using augmenting prosthetics to enhance her life. We go in depth about the mechanics of and customization of her arm. She's also heavily involved in the transhumanism movement, and interested in how humanity is progressing to a higher level of human-machine integration.

 

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uncovering the real causes of depression

Johann Hari is a best-selling author and has given a most-viewed TED talk on addiction. His latest book, "The Lost Connections" has been hit with some controversy as it explores deeper causes and alternative treatments to depression beyond anti-depressants.

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