What matters to people around the globe?What are we passionate about? What do we care about?I interview people from around the world and talk about their thoughts on the past, present and future.I want to dig into what makes people passionate, how they overcome challenges,and what they are happy about!The guests represent a wide spread in terms of age, gender, religion, race etc.Most of my guests are musicians, but not all.In each episode I will also play music by the guest when applicable.What matters most to you?
In this episode I interview TinTin (aka Sofia) who lives in London, UK
Tintin talks about some very important matters and shares insights about being an ex-pat and raising children when both parents are ex-pats from different countries (living in a third one) and also how they decided to bring up children when the other parent is from another ethnicity and/or faith.
A beautiful content indeed. Identity and culture at the forefront in this episode. Enjoy!
I do want to apologize for the lesser sound quality in this episode. As you all know by now these episodes in season 1 were recorded when I was in lock-down in Mexico City, and electricity and internet was never stable.
Bill from Japan
"Bill from Japan"
In this episode Bill and I talk a lot about how it is to be an expat, but also about music, metal music in particular. Bill, American born in Germany, has been living in Japan for almost three decades. Bill is also a part-time musician in the band Harappa. We talk about culture, music, bands, metal music , parenthood as an expat and how it is to be 6’ tall in Japan ;)
Songs in this episode:
Harappa - Prison of the Flesh
Harappa - Koyaanisqatsi
Dustin is a Writer/Associate Editor at The Experience Magazine, and he has tons of experiences and stories from traveling all over the world. He is a passionate Bluegrass bassist, and we learn a lot about what Bluegrass is and how it started.
In the midst of a pandemic, this is an episode that gets us traveling without leaving our home, and certainly will inspire you to travel the world.
Goldie (aka Nairere)
Goldie aka Nairere is a multi-talented creative person.
She is a dancer, choreographer, poet, actress, and entrepreneur.
In this very gripping episode she tells us about her journey and how she as Welsh woman, ended up in Sweden.
The poem Goldie wrote and is reading in the episode is "Reminiscing"
Music during Poem
Musician: Jason Shaw
Pat Reilly aka Pat the Panther
Pat Reilly is a joy! He was a joy to interview, his music gives me goose bumps, and he has this amazing voice that makes me feel like I want this episode to last forever!
"Music is the fire that burns within my soul" - Pat Reilly
From his web site we can read the following about Pat:
"Pat Reilly AKA "Pat the Panther" is an international touring guitarist, session guitarist, and songwriter. Born and raised in Queens New York, Pat started playing guitar at the age of 16, drawing influence from renowned guitarists such as Mary Friedman (ex Megadeth), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera), and David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) to name a few. Although Pat's musical passions lie in the metal genre, his songwriting is quite diverse, ranging from classically composed intros to full-fledged groove-based metal compositions. Many listeners may consider Pat a "Shredder" but he frowns upon the term as he prides himself on the emotional element of songwriting and guitar playing, not so much on being purposely technical. Pat's songwriting philosophy is "Write for the song not for the ego"
On the touring side of music, Pat's experience is fairly extensive. He has toured with bands such as Tengger Cavalry, Through the Discipline, Vajra, and Awaken, playing several hundred shows throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe most notably performing at New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall.
As a solo artist, Pat has released 5 instrumental tracks since 2017 and put out his first full-length album titled Path to Transcendence on January 3rd of 2020. Pat's guitar solo work can be heard throughout Tengger Cavalry's Northern Memory, Vol. 1 album, as well as on Through the Discipline's 5 Ronin EP, Rival Order's Save Me and Fellahin Fall's Of Fallen Words. "
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Eve - Sykotic Tendencies
Meet young Eve who has been on stage since the age of 12.
Eve is the youngest guest on our first season of
What Matters Most to You?
She is the vocalist and bassist in the punk band Sykotic Tendencies.
On drums and on the guitar are her older brothers Julian and Jonas.
This young woman is wise beyond her years.
Tune in for some advice to grown-ups, and to get to know what this young woman thinks is really important.
Music in this episode:
Sykotic Tendencies - Apocalypse
Sykotic Tendencies - Log off
Bandcamp is also where you can support her and her band by buying some of their merch (as I mention in the episode)!! >>>>
International music fun!
This is a new podcast by a woman who has been very involved in the music industry all over the world. So you’ll find out and meet very interesting people and learn a lot about different cultures as well. I love it!