Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Episode 009 - Gabriel Patillo

I think it's safe to say we've all experienced an unexpected turn or two in our lives. Things don't always turn out the way we expect them. Take me, for example. I moved to California when I was 21 years old with dreams of becoming the next Steve Martin who works with Steven Spielberg until eventually taking over Late Night from David Letterman.

Life didn't turn out anything like that. As it happens, I don't know how to play the banjo, comedy isn't Spielberg's forte (1941, anybody?), and some guy named Conan stole Dave's crown from me. 

My pal Gabriel Patillo also had no idea what was coming down the pike. Even when he looks back and recounts the tale of how he got where he is (husband, father, hype man for TobyMac, songwriter, and podcast host) he's still not always sure how everything happened. What he is sure of, though, is God has a sense of humor. 

Join me as Gabe does his best to explain how he got to do so many things he had no business doing. It's a fun ride and Gabe makes for a great storyteller.

You can CLICK HERE to listen on iTunes or CLICK HERE to listen on Stitcher. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Episode 008 - B. Reith

Episode 8 of the podcast is a little different from what you're used to. Yes, like many of the others, it's the story of a guy who loves music and moved to Nashville with a dream. But what happens when things don't go according to plan? What happens when things click and then...don't? Where do you go from there?

B. Reith answers - and wrestles with - these questions and more on the new episode and I love him for that. Where others may shy away from admitting things aren't always easy, B. Reith is frank and open about the struggles he faces not just as a singer/songwriter, but as an artist who strives to make good art.

Returning once again to Frothy Monkey in Franklin TN, B. Reith and I had a great conversation over some great cups of coffee. Grab a cup of your own, kick back, and join us for a real heart-to-heart conversation that covers some of life's trickier mysteries like goals, paths, and why Christian music sounds like it does.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Episode 007 - Brad Moist

How could I not like to hang out with a guy like Brad Moist?

Brad loves Lost. I love Lost.

Brad loves Breaking Bad. I love Breaking Bad.

Brad loves music, movies, TV, and pop culture. I love music, movies, TV, and pop culture.

Brad is a heckuva nice guy. I like hanging around people who are heckuva nice.

I sat down with Brad in his office at Gotee Records in Franklin, TN where we talked about the entire process of making a CD. Everything, from finding and signing bands to deciding on the track listing, is here and it's a nice insight into the process of how an album is made. 

When I talked to Brad, they had just finalized the brand new Jamie Grace album and, with all of his hard work behind him, he was relaxed and felt free to shoot straight (which really is just the way Brad is. I like that).

There's even a surprise guest in the very beginning in the form of James Katina and it perfectly captured a day in the life of being at Gotee Records. You never know who's gonna stop in next and you never know what kind of cool conversations you're going to find yourself in. This episode with Brad Moist has all of that, and so much more.

You can CLICK HERE to listen on iTunes or CLICK HERE to listen on Stitcher. Enjoy!

CLICK HERE to check out the Foot in the Door companion store, with links to all of the music and media mentioned in this episode.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Episode 006 - Davy Baysinger

There's a place I like to call "Davy's Porch." Yes, there is a literal meaning (as in Davy Baysinger's front porch) but also one that goes deeper than that; a state of mind that can only be reached by having a deep, soul-touching conversation with Bleach frontman and Slospeak Records COO and A&R Head, Davy Baysinger.

It had been eight years since I last visited Davy's Porch and it was great to be back. I learned a lot about Davy that morning back in early October when I was able to once again sit down with my dear friend and just talk. Yes, I learned things about Davy and his life that I never knew before, little details about how a college illness paved the way for who he would become, but I also learned - or re-learned, actually - how much I love spending time with a guy like Mr. Baysinger. I think that's the first time I've referred to him as "Mr. Baysinger" and I'll admit it....it feels weird.

When I think of Davy, I think about the time we suited up to tend his bees (yes, he's a beekeeper), countless evenings playing Karaoke Revolution on the PlayStation, and an afternoon of mullet-spotting at Paramount's King's Island in Cincinnati, Ohio. But the one thing that stands out to me the most is how he went above and beyond the call of duty when I was going through a particularly difficult time in life.

Eight years have passed. I've gone through fire and Davy has too. Some things have changed; some a little and some a lot. But the one things that hasn't changed is how much I love being on Davy's porch. I missed it and man, it was nice to be back. I hope to get back soon but I've promised myself it won't be another eight years before I do. 

Grab a cup of coffee and join us. There's always room for one more. You can CLICK HERE to listen on iTunes or CLICK HERE to listen on Stitcher. Enjoy!