Nov 1, 2017
Today we welcome our very first musician on the show! He is the delightful Canadian musician Forrest Eaglespeaker, founder of the band The North Sound and today he will be telling us about his storytelling, his music and the poetry of his lyrics, so listen in to find out more about Forrest and the wonderful music that he plays.
Forrest has been playing the guitar and singing in his band, The North Sound, for the last two and a half years. In January of this year, they released their debut album, The Valley and one of the songs from that album, Sunshine, became a number one hit on the Indigenous Music charts in Canada. Since then, things have been going well and they have released another EP, titled SKAB. With those two albums out in the Universe, they’re hanging out to see what comes next. Listen in to find out more!
- Forrest talks about Earthsongs, an American Indigenous Music station based in Alaska and L.A., who ran a feature on Forrest’s band.
- The current, modern, underground scene, with a vast amount musicians who happen to be indigenous, making tons of amazing music.
- The struggle for underground, indigenous musicians to get their music to reach the forefront.
- The goal of the Indigenous Music stations.
- Why it’s so difficult for Forrest to characterise his really melodic, alternative, music.
- The biggest part of the music for Forrest- the storytelling.
- Where The North Sound is at right now.
- The really great group of musicians that Forrest has been playing with, in Calgary, over the last two years.
- How Forrest started out with his music.
- The influence of Forrest’s indigenous identity on his music.
- The difficulties that Forrest used to experience, around his cultural identity.
- The influence of Hip Hop on Forrest and his music.
- What creativity means to Forrest.
- Forrest’s creative vision for the future.
Forrest’s website: www.thenrthsnd.com
Forrest on Instagram: thenrthsnd
You can also find Forrest’s music on Bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes
Aug 9, 2017
Are you someone who really likes to tell stories? Are you analytical and would you like to leave a legacy and your history behind one day? If so, you’re going to love today’s show, with Debbie Hodge. Debbie is a really steadfast pal to Karen and she’s also Karen’s boss in her Scrapbook work. Karen contributes to Debbie’s site, Get It Scrapped, although she actually reports there to her assistant and team mate, Amy Kingsford. The focus of Get It Scrapped is on teaching both Layout Design and Storytelling on the Scrapbook Page, which is done either visually, or with words. Listen in to find out more about Debbie and the really inspiring work that she does.
Karen is really excited to have Debbie on the show today, as they really go back quite a way. She’s fun to tease, laughs often and really values her family. Her scrapbook pages really are a true reflection of her life as a wife, mother, daughter and extended family member. She is also a superlative teacher, with a real ability to analyze and summarize a topic and then present it in such a way that it really switches all your lights on! Debbie leads a number of people to successful online teaching, through her other online class site, Teach What You Do. Listen in now, as we share Debbie Hodge and her creative approach.
- Debbie gives a rundown on the things that she’s doing right now and what’s happening with Getting It Scrapped.
- What you will find on Debbie’s Get It Scrapped Face book Group, which was set up at the end of last year.
- Debbie’s free Webinars, of crops, where you can Scrapbook at home and either share it or just watch people Scrapbooking online. A great way to get to know people!
- How do you find your tribe? Debbie ends up hanging around with the people who come to her crops.
- Debbie discusses the things that are taught on her online class site, Teach What You Do.
- What prompted Debbie to create Teach What You Do.com.
- Debbie’s collaboration with Amy Kingsford, which has really been good for her in many ways.
- How Chat Box has really helped Debbie with what she does. She’s always trying the newest marketing techniques at Get It Scrapped and then teaching them at Teach What You Do.
- Debbie chats about her Podcasts, which you can find at getitscrapped.com. She really loves storytelling and wanted to do something different.
- Debbie, who has an M.B.A. talks about her background in writing and tech.
- Debbie explains where she comes from, with her really creative Mom, and how she came to be where she finds herself today, with Scrapbooking and Online Teaching.
- Debbie’s current passion- teaching people how to teach artistic and creative processes.
- Debbie shares her thoughts about creativity.
- Debbie really encourages you to create something and find a community to share what you’ve made.
Debbie’s websites: www.debbiehodge.com
Karen’s website: www.acreativeapproachpodcast.com