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16 – Leaving music and coming back again with David Andrew Wiebe

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/16 – This week’s interview is with David Andrew Wiebe from DAWCast.com a musician, songwriter, podcaster and music entrepreneurship educator. David grew up in Japan but moved back to Canada for high school where he started playing guitar. Since then he has gone from playing 3 hours a day to just sometimes. Spent 12 years…

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15 – Everyone is creative

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/15 – Everyone is creative. That is isn’t a belief I have. That isn’t something I have faith in. That is something I hold as fact with in me. Everyone is creative. 

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14 – Get good at everything or work with others. A Solveig Whittle interview.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/14 – Solveig started as a programmer at AT&T moving on to eventually become a Windows product manager at Microsoft and now is a teacher and musician. Known now online for her work in the music marketing circles as well as her music she is  currently working on her third album. We talk about rock…

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13 – Money is a tool. Not a goal.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/13 – What is money for? Should you write ‘make money’ on your list of goals for your creative project? What is my favourite quote on the topic of money and creativity? I’d tell you here but there isn’t enough room. You may as well listen to this week’s episode to learn why Money is…

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12 – Stop Doing What Isn’t Working with Chris Seth Jackson

http://www.TheSparkAndTheArt.com/12 – This week’s interview is with Chris Seth Jackson of [HowToRunABand.com][1] but what we’ll learn is how after about 4 years of providing great content and value to musicians he’s decided to move on to a new venture.  We talk about why he’s made that decision as well as many other topics like:  –…

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11 – Why The Journey To Your Art Is More Important Than The Art Itself

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/11 – Having a completed project is all well and good but if you weren’t inspired by the process there is a good chance you won’t continue. In today’s episode we talk through the 3 main points of my family’s creative philosophy based on the two interviews I did with my mom and dad. 

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10 – Songs That Matter – Carolyn Harley

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/10 – Songs That Matter is the theme of today’s podcast. Carolyn Harley (my mom) has been writing songs for almost 40 years. In this conversation we talk about what’s kept her writing, why despite having written almost 600 songs she considers herself a ‘Late Bloomer’ and the healing power of music and Songs That…

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9 – How using checklists can get you to your art quicker.

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/9 – I use checklists to speed up the things that are repetitive and have a lot of steps but when it comes time do actually start creating things do you think I still use them?  Find out in this 2 min episode of the podcast. 

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8 – Nature Photographer and Bass Player – Joe Harley

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/8 – Do you know what you are going to do when you retire? Do you know someone too focused on work and earning to fully enjoy life? Today’s podcast is Joe Harley who at the age of 50 decided to learn how to play bass guitar and nature photography now lives a happy, busy…

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7 – Feeling Like A Show-Off

TheSparkAndTheArt.com/7 – This is the last episode in the first series where I talked with people I work with. It’s been a lot of fun and in this episode I share some nice comments I’ve received. I haven’t received any bad comments otherwise I probably would have shared those too.  I also talk about how I fight…

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