The Elephant Collective Podcast delves deeply into the artistic process of influential creators. Focusing upon musicians, writers, artists and politicians, Dango Rose, founder of Elephant Revival, facilitates a discourse on what it takes to stay true to ones' art while rising to the top of your field.
EP07: "A La Glory" -- Dango Rose
"A La Glory was originally conceived after the loss of a loved one. It was revitalized from an old songbook shortly after Elephant Revival decided to go on hiatus. The world of appearances is rarely as it seems. Often times supporting columns aren’t as recognizable as symbols painted on cathedral ceilings. My identity was wrapped up in the success of the band. A La Glory represents my vacillation between extremes and is a testament to choosing love after things falls apart." - Dango Rose
EP06: "Happy Ever After" -- Emily Yates
Singer-songwriter and Eventual Ukulele Superstar, Emily Yates joins Elephant Collective's, Dango Rose, as Yates shares how she uses music to transmute sadness to fulfillment and humor in her songwriting as a coping mechanism. Also discussed is the Paper Clips Project, states of awakening and impermanence. All this and more in the Story Behind The Song.
EP05: "The Crown" -- Rosh & The Blind Cafe Orchestra
Rosh is the visionary founder of The Blind Cafe. The story behind his song, "The Crown," explores his own process of transformation on the healing path. This is a great example of how a songwriter transmutes challenging emotions into a joyful refrain through the creation of song.
EP04 -- Alex Ebert & Josh Fox -- "Proxy.Vote"
Alex Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, discusses Proxy.Vote — A new, more democratic way to express the will of the people, powered by social and legislative technology that enables voters to organize and tell their elected representatives how to vote in real-time.
EP03: Alex Ebert & Josh Fox -- "Personas"
Alex Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, discusses the process of shedding our personas in pursuit of our true selves -- alongside Josh Fox and Dango Rose.
EP02: Josh Fox & Alex Ebert -- "Music & Truth"
Alex Ebert, frontman of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, joins the conversation with Josh Fox and Dango Rose. The discussion begins with a talk about Walter Pater's quote, "All Art aspires to the condition of music" and rolls and flows from there.
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I’m really digging this pod. A varied blending of subjects make up this exploration of artistry. Really excited to see where it goes.
Bring Nuance Back
I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the discussion on Music&Truth... this episode is packed full of insights on the creative process. Stepping away from creating music that’s catchy and stepping into a process of “celestial archaeology” by allowing the music to flow through us.
Great listens- good topics..
Music&Truth -interesting discussion amongst creative minds ..
Proxy Vote was a different and insightful look at the current state of democracy.