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Hey Guys!

Welcome to Episode 15! (Episode 5 | Series 2)

I’m not saying that I don’t have fun with every episode but the fun part about this episode is that this guest, I have actually had the pleasure of meeting in person and working with. I mixed live sound for her and her husband a little while back when they were performing as their band, 4 STORIES HIGH.

But since then my guest has gone solo and just recently released a BRAND NEW ALBUM, Everything in Between. It is awesome album! Beginning to end!

My guest for Episode 15 is the incredible and oh-so beautiful person (inside and out), Laura Berman.Laura Berman promotional photo

Laura is a session singer as well as a touring singer/songwriter, and was a featured vocalist in the children’s feature film release, “Clifford’s Really Big Movie” and accompanying Soundtrack. Pretty cool stuff, right?!

I got to chat with her over Skype and we talk about it all. Her process of songwriting. The things that she has learned. We even talked about her journey as a Positive Music Artist and what led her into the New Thought world.

My own take-away? PATIENCE, SONGWRITER!

I know the old saying is that “Patience is a Virtue” but I would like to add a little bit that I heard only recently – – – “Patience is a Virtue…but the waiting sucks!” – – – I’m like a little kid sometimes when I am working on my music. I want things to happen right this minute. I won’t sit here and lie to you and tell you that I haven’t had to be put on a time-out after having a little baby temper tantrum when things don’t happen right away.

Sometimes, we need to sit back and enjoy the ride. Allow the process. Another cliche that I like to quote a lot (but may not always heed the advice of) is that sometimes we can’t step back far enough to see the whole forest (I’m paraphrasing here). We can’t always see why something is happening or why something is taking it’s sweet time to happen. Like, for instance, a song! Perhaps there is a greater good in play when a song is taking a little longer to be written. Perhaps we need to step back and let it unfold. Perhaps we need to allow it to be the best song it can be and just get out of the way. Days later, months later, maybe even years later, we will look back and think, “Man, I am so glad that that took it’s time.”

I have a song right now that I have literally been working on for a couple of years. I write a little here and there. I have a strong feeling it is one of my most personal and probably one of the best songs I have ever written. Come on song! Hurry up!!!

Life unfolds perfectly. That’s it. Not so simple sometimes to accept but still. The truth is there.

As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.

Ha! Sorry!

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You can check out Laura’s website – www.laurabermanmusic.com

Like her on FACEBOOK

Also, all of Laura’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.

Purchase the song “Lift Off” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Purchase Laura’s BRAND NEW album, EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN  here on iTunes.

 

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I am currently running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my VERY FIRST ALBUM, RISE IN LOVE.

Say YES with me and let’s, TOGETHER, complete my first album, RISE IN LOVE. Pledge NOW, pay LATER, LOVE ALWAYS! Your card will not be charged until February 12th.

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Hey Guys!

Welcome to Episode 14! (Episode 4 | Series 2)

I want to first apologize for the delay with this episode. I have been working on my debut album, RISE IN LOVE, and it has taken up quite a bit of my time, which is, of course, very cool. ALMOST DONE.

ON WITH THE EPISODE!

This guest has been brought up to me many times before. I have had so many people say, “You should get her on your show!” — So, thanks to the wonderful world of technology and social media, I reached out to my guest and she said YES! Woo!

Erika Luckett

As I was preparing for the interview, a friend said to me, “Prepare for your mind to be blown”…and it was.

So, without further adieu, my guest for this episode is the incredible and mind-blowing, Erika Luckett.

I really had a wonderful time with this interview. She had so many great things to say about her journey in music. Growing up in music. Pretty much all facets of her life are pretty darn interesting. She even tells a great story about the healing power of music in her own life.

My own take-away? TRUST YOURSELF!

I think there is a misunderstanding that is going on in the world when it comes to artists. Our art is often so much an audience oriented thing and we can get caught up in what other’s think. It’s when we trust ourselves that magic truly happens. The best songs that I have ever written came about just not caring what others thought and just letting the song come out. There is something unique within each of us. In this particular situation, it is the inner-songwriter…The inner voice. We know what’s right – we just follow that wisdom within. RIGHT?!

As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.

Ha! Sorry!

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You can check out Erika’s website – www.erikaluckett.com

Like her on FACEBOOK

Also, all of Erika’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.

Purchase the song “Dust” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Purchase Erika’s album, UNEXPECTED  here on iTunes.

 Also, be sure to check Erika’s other projects. As I mentioned in the episode she is known also for a duo project with Lisa Ferraro. HERE is their Facebook page.

These two ladies just ran and successfully funded a Kickstarter project for their upcoming album. They raised a whopping $36,864. GO THEM!  Check out the details HERE.

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josh@newthoughtnewsong.com

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Hey Guys!

Welcome to Episode 13! (Episode 3 | Series 2)

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

Okay, not really…maybe a little.  I met this guest a little over a year ago when we both participated in a artists retreat and concert with Faith Rivera (Episode 6). I remember hearing her songs and thinking, “Wow, this is cool!”

She is incredibly sweet and incredibly talented AND she has a featured vocalist spot on my upcoming debut album -pretty cool.

She is Johana.

She does something a little different and that is what is called “Top-lining”, which means she writes lyrics to already established tracks. It’s actually a little more difficult than most might think. You don’t have the flexibility when you are writing a song in the “regular” way because you can’t just use a different chord or structure or whatever – you have to work with what you are given and just go with it.

I got the opportunity to talk live with Johana in NTNS Studios and we talk about it all. We talk about how she discovered Soulful House Music and what it’s like to write a song to a track and what are some of the challenges.

My own take-away? Don’t think too hard – just go with it.

As artist, we tend to think so much about everything, which is a little counter-productive as we want to let ourselves be free to express what we want to express in song. Get out of the way and just go with it!

As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.

Ha! Sorry!

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You can check out Johana’s website – www.johanaismusic.com

Like her on FACEBOOK

Follow her on twitter @JohanaIsMusic

Also, all of Johana’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.

Purchase the song “You” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Purchase Johana’s album, FREE TO BE  here on iTunes.

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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions – ANYTHING! – Please email them all to:

josh@newthoughtnewsong.com

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Hey Guys!

Welcome to Episode 12! (Episode 2 | Series 2)

In the last episode’s post, I mentioned that it has almost been a year since the first episode was posted. Well…it’s been a year! Boom! How cool is that?!

On with the episode!

This guest has been in the grapevine of my life for the past year or so – heard about him here and there – almost met him when I was visiting the Center for Spiritual Living, Dallas but he was out of town that weekend. BUT recently, he moved to Los Angeles – so, now I get to see him all the time at The Global Truth Center as he is involved with the music team there.

He has been nominated for 3 Out Music Awards and won the 2012 Hollywood Music in Media award for Best Adult Contemporary Song for his song “Unbound,” which we talk about in the episode.

Not only is he an award winning artist but he is also an award winning actor. He has been in plays and on TV all over the place, including CW’s television series, TroubadourTX. An all around talented guy!

He is the incredibly wonderful, inspiring, loving and authentic, Gary Lynn Floyd (AKA The Other  Gary Floyd)

I got the opportunity to talk with Gary in NTNS Studios and we talk about it all. Growing up in gospel music – his process of songwriting – the other other Gary Floyd – his journey through music and the importance of being present for the songs.

My own take-away? State planted in the present moment. Life is a series of events moment by moment – sometimes the past weighs on us and sometimes the hopes or worries of the future weigh on us more. It’s time to be present in the NOW. That is where the power lies. We change anything.

Our songs are a something that connect us to the current moment. When we are writing them, it often based on where we are in that moment. When we listen  (or others listen to them) they will have a different impact in those moments. Being present for everything in the current moment allows us to be truly satiated by life. Let it flow through you as it unfolds.

As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.

Ha! Sorry!

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You can check out Gary’s website – www.garylynnfloyd.com

Like him on FACEBOOK

Follow him on twitter @GaryLynnFloyd

Also, all of Gary’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.

Purchase the song “Unbound” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Purchase the song “Crystal” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Purchase Gary’s album, THEN + NOW here on iTunes. What?! It’s less than $9.99 – GET IT! 🙂

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Also, so you can get a chance to see him perform a little – here is a video of him singing the song “Unbound” –

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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions – ANYTHING! – Please email them all to:

josh@newthoughtnewsong.com

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Hey Guys!

Welcome to Episode 11!  AKA Episode 1 of Series 2. Can you believe it? NTNS has been going for a year. Well, almost a year. August 29th will be the official year anniversary. Thank you so much for listening and being here on the journey. On with the episode!

A couple years ago, I got the opportunity to see this guest perform at The NoHo Arts Center for New Thought. After that, I started to hear about her all over the place. Eventually, through lots of emails, I got to know her. She has been a huge support of my career, including making taking a long drive to see my very first live performance. WHAT?! Yeah, she is that awesome!

So, not only is she an amazing person but an incredible artist and songwriter.

She is a winner of two LA Music Awards; Best New Artist and Best Vocalist, and  has three Posi Award Nominations.

Right from the first note, her voice crawls into the depths of your soul and tears it open. Wow, kind of dramatic BUT it’s true. She has one of the most stunning voices.

She is the uh-mazing Kelly Corsino.

I got talk with Kelly in NTNS Studios and we talk about it all. Growing up in Music – Her process of songwriting – Her new album (“Let Love In”) and so much more.

My own take-away? Tell yourself “Good Job” – give yourself a pat on the back – see your value. YOU ARE AWESOME!

We all need a moment where we give ourselves a pat on the back and allow ourselves to love ourselves and support ourselves fully and deeply. Especially as artist, when sometimes you can easily fall into the “Your Own Worst Critic” slump.

As always, I truly love recording these episodes because every time I do, I learn something new. It’s more for me than it is for you.

Ha! Sorry!

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You can check out Kelly’s website –  www.kellycorsino.com

Like her on FACEBOOK

Follow her on twitter @KellyCorsino

Also, all of Kelly’s music is available HERE on iTUNES.

Purchase the song “Within” that was featured on the episode HERE.

Also, Kelly’s Music Video for the Song “Within” was nominated for a Posi Award – please click HERE and follow the directions to vote for her.

Purchase Kelly’s album, WITHIN here on iTunes. What?! It’s less than $9 – GET IT! 🙂

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If you have any questions, comments, suggestions – ANYTHING! – Please email them all to:

josh@newthoughtnewsong.com

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Be sure to Follow The Podcast on Twitter @NTNSPodcast

MAKE SURE TO STOP BY THE FACEBOOK PAGE (LIKE & SHARE) – CLICK HERE!

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Love. Love. Love.

Josh

www.joshuasterlingmusic.com

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