Every artist starts somewhere. Some made music in their basements, and wrote love songs in their biology notebooks. Others were obsessed with that one mind-blowing band who seemed to write music just for them. At some point, they all felt inspired to make their own music. My Youth on Record (MYOR) is a podcast where artists share the music they created as teens, and the stories behind the songs. Host Shawn King from DeVotchKa, together with a featured teen co-hosts, take musicians back to the feeling of making music during their most awkward, vulnerable – and often most creative and raw – phase as novice music makers. Artists laugh, cry, cringe and hopefully learn something new about their own creative process as they take this musical trip down memory lane.
Broadcast from Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonproﬁt that empowers youth to find their voice and value through music, MYOR interviews include early recordings from our musical guests, and conversations about the past, the present, and the future of music for all generations.
Executive Producers: Jami Duffy & Stephen Brackett
Host: Shawn King, DeVotchKa
Engineer: Jesus Rodriguez
Co-Hosts: Mona Magno, Shaun Dowdell, Stevie Selbie
Sponsor: Bonfils Stanton Foundation
(S2) #22 David Boyd: From breakdancing in Copenhagen to touring the world with New Politics.
Guest host Stephen Brackett (Flobots) joins Mona for a conversation with David Boyd, the lead singer of Danish alternative rock band, New Politics. David shares his experience growing up immersed in B-Boy culture in Copenhagen, training hours a day with his crew, and how that experience instilled within him the discipline and drive to forge a successful music career.
(S2) #21 Damian McGinty on Pursuit of Passion and What it Taught Him About Work Ethic
Can you imagine winning a karaoke competition at just 4 years old? Damian McGinty can, and he hasn’t looked back since.
As the youngest member of Celtic Thunder, Damian had a crash course in the entertainment industry. By learning the self-discipline many adults even struggle with, he was able to build a name for himself.
We delve into the mind of Damian as he shares the importance of work ethic, what it was like winning the Glee Project and more.
(Interrupted)Jami Duffy on Trying Out a New Artistic Endeavor
Jami Duffy is an artist by heart and trade. The emotional build-up of the pandemic allowed her to step out of her comfort zone and try a new medium.
(Interrupted)Brian Corrigan on the Beauty of Small Town Life
Creative placemaking strategist Brian Corrigan reflects on the beauty of the slow pace and connection to nature in rural towns, and how he thinks Denver could benefit a bit from the "stop and smell the roses" mentality.
(Interrupted) Amy Fitz Doyley on Living in China During the Pandemic
Amy Fitz Doyley made the move to China to teach English shortly before the pandemic hit. What has life been like for her since? Amy discusses the move, the pandemic, and how she's managed to find solidarity despite the ban on protesting.
(Interrupted)DJ Alf on Finding New Outlets in the Digital Realm
DJ Alf of 93.3 KTCL and Forty Five Plus One shares a creative new way he found to connect during social distancing- reading bedtime stories online.