Tag: Bryan At Mackncheeze

  • If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

    If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

    I have recently encountered circumstances which have put limitations on time. Time constraints – the worse, Man. My productivity has fallen and the thought crushes me. The results are showing up. What was once expanding and growing is now stagnant. It’s not that I’m not doing what I need to do, it’s that I don’t…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33 with Chris Hogan

    Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist, Audio Engineer, Recording Engineer, Song Writer Artist interviews are the cornerstone of Mackncheeze Music. A super comprehensive interview with Chris Hogan. We discuss musical history, the differences between Eastern and Western Tonality and Theory. Part of the conversation includes the differences between live streaming applications, live and studio audio reproduction and the myriad…

  • The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    The Stories We Tell Ourselves

    What is your story? How is your self-talk effecting your mindset? How is it carrying over into your personal life?

  • Mackncheeze Music Recipe: Chicken Thighs Ala Brion

    Mackncheeze Music Recipe: Chicken Thighs Ala Brion

    The magic part of the chicken thighs is the fat content. Thighs are so easy to cook; just a little seasoning, let them slowly render, and, BAMM!!! Delicious, juicy cluck.  Marinade I like to plan my meals ahead of time. I’m starting with twelve medium-sized chicken thighs. I have a big Tupperware-like container made by Rubbermaid. Line…

  • It’s Very Personal

    It’s Very Personal

    Passion There is a burning fire, a flame that is unquenchable. The heat from the blaze pushes me to dig deeper, work harder and yearn for more. My biggest desire is to be able look back on the end of day and say, “I’m one step closer.” I want to feel good about what the…

  • Think Again

    Think Again

    Photograph Compliments Of Lucie Hosova Do I need to think again? I am constantly calling myself into question. Here are the things I must consider:Am I on the right path?Is my work meaningful, and does it matter? Think Again With Humbleness It is part of human nature to overestimate ourselves, especially when there isn’t adequate…

  • Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

    Mackncheeze Music Recipe Poisson Et Legumes

    Simply – Fish and Vegetables Before I share the recipe, I have this to say… My heritage is from Alsace-Lorraine. Throw in a little German and Dutch, with a whole lot of French, and boom, there you have it. The result is my propensity for Gaulic Sensuality. This encompasses the total experience of the senses.…

  • Truth Is Simple?

    Truth Is Simple?

    Who and what To trust And The Simple Truth I know I can trust my cat. He knows exactly what he wants, when he wants it, and has no problem letting me know. I appreciate his forthrightness even though I’m often unable to figure out his motives. I can definitely depend on him and his…

  • Influences and Mentorship

    Influences and Mentorship

    A mentor is someone who instills a success oriented mentality in somebody else. Steve Jobs was Mark Zuckerberg’s mentor. Oprah Winfrey’s – poet and author, Maya Angelou. Woody Guthrie mentored Bob Dylan. American actress, dancer and singer, Chita Rivera was mentored by her former teacher, Doris Jones.  And the list goes on The concept of…

  • Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

    Mackncheeze Music Chicken Recipe

    Poulet du Collins Low and slow, that’s my secret. Gourmet is always best. I hate Bad Food. When I cook, I need the ability to walk away and focus on something else. Writing, or practicing, or recording, all super important. Lack of time is a huge consideration. Life and creativity are pushing and pulling; the…

  • Art As A Process

    Art As A Process

    Life brings enormous challenges, some which might represent the distance between how things are and how we would like them to be. By implementing process I have learned to attain my goals. Putting aside distractions allows follow through. I work to accomplish daily objectives. We can take measures that help develop our attributes and capacities,…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #32 Featuring Randy Sage

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #32 Featuring Randy Sage

    Film Writer, Director and Producer #6fd3ab Can we help you? Thank you for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Happiness


    What Is Your Source of Joy? When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy? There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or satisfaction. You don’t need to have the…

  • Love and Relationships

    Love and Relationships

    We all know what love is. I won’t even pretend to know what is right for another person. I’m not even sure that the general rules of romantic relationships actually work for everyone. Each dynamic has its own set of particulars which may not even apply to another persons circumstance. Foundations Both love and relationships…

  • The Right Questions

    The Right Questions

    How Do I Know Who I Am? Are you searching for your identity? Curiosity is the key to understanding yourself. Asking questions leads to answers which in turn leads to more questions. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer, at least that’s the hope. The right questions lead to the right answers.…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 31

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 31

    Featuring Erik Owen Owner of Gig Harbor Audio Eric Shares A wealth of Technical information regarding Audio Components, The history of high Fidelity and The Why Of Vinyl Can we help? Thank You for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Inspiration


    Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts The Greeks considered the Muses, the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of creativity. They were the source of inspiration for multiple artistic undertakings. Is inspiration of divine nature, of mystical origin? I have learned that creating motion, capturing and utilizing process can enhance creativity. Creative inventiveness can be sourced from ideas which…

  • Spirituality


    I think most all of us consider ourselves decent by nature. If we are suffering, it is only natural to seek a reason for that experience. Victor Frankl addresses this in his book “Man’s Search For Meaning”. How do we connect to our environment? Why do circumstances happen the way they do? What is the…

  • Gratitude


    I have spoken to many people who have great levels of success and one of the most predominate statements they make is of gratitude. They have appreciation for what they have, not necessarily dependent on monetary gain. Also, they speak of the path they have followed, the people in their lives and the circumstances they…

  • Criticism And Haters

    Criticism And Haters

    We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being. Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else’s disapproval of my abilities impacts my self worth. Judging involves having an opinion on something, pointing…

  • Balance


    I’ve heard of this concept called work/life balance. A friend of mine told me his employer taught the concept at an employee work shop. Turns out the job still required a maximum amount of commitment from the employees with little commitment from the employer. So much for balance, as long as the employer gets the…

  • Challenges And Frustration

    Challenges And Frustration

    Frustration It’s part of the deal. Sometimes there is just nothing we can do about it.  Situations will arise which are completely beyond control. How we react to the challenge is what sets us apart. There are “tragedies” which happen everyday – I loose my wallet, misplace my keys, the cat refuses to come in,…

  • What Is Imposter Syndrome?

    What Is Imposter Syndrome?

    So this morning, I’m listening to one of my favorite podcasts, and the podcast host starts talking about Imposter Syndrome. I’m, like, what is he talking about? I had never heard the term. I Had No Idea Evidently, Impostor Syndrome is a thought process where a person seconds guesses and may not even believe their abilities,…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29

    Featuring Carrie Akre of Carrie Akre Creative Intuitive Life Coach, Mentor, Educator, Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Global Touring Artist Co-Founder of Hammerbox, Goodness and The Rockfords Carrie’s latest release – Passage https://www.facebook.com/groups/carrieakrecreative/ Can we help you?

  • Mental Latency

    Mental Latency

    Often times I draw a blank while talking. The pause in thought process seems excruciating, including some mild embarrassment. This tendency is annoying. I am a highly intelligent human, or at least I would like to think so. My good friend Jerry explained this phenomenon. Short-Timers Short timers is a progressive mental state that blocks…

  • Attitude And Belief

    Attitude And Belief

    To quote a famous teacher, “When I was a child, I thought as a child.” Now that I’m older I want to be mature in my thought process. The reason Why Attitude and belief are foundations of purpose. It’s okay to be happy without one. Lives have been ruined because of persons exercising their purpose.…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast #33

    Featuring Chris Hogan Chris Hogan Shares His work In seattle Can we help you? Thank you for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Vision


    If there is no dream, how can there be a guide post?View post to subscribe to site newsletter.

  • The Why

    The Why

    What are the reasons and motivations for doing what we do?

  • Who Are The Experts?

    Who Are The Experts?

    Yeah, Sure, I’m an expert. Just ask me. Proof Of Expertise Correcting the mistakes others validates my self-belief. You know what I have found: it’s easy to be critical when someone is not around. An Analogy I have encountered major blunders when correcting the work of others. My favorite mistake is the over use of…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 27

    Featuring Mickey LaRosa Film Curator, Writer, Former Film maker, Master of Arts, Editor in Chief MLR Movie and Live Music Reviews Mickey Shares his insights and Influences in the Film Industry Can we help you? Thank you for following. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Opportunity


    Opportunity. There are available chances for personal success. What is your mindset? Associating with like minded people.

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 26

    Featuring Dylan Hughes Bassist, Composer, Singer, Arranger, Engineer, Video Host Can we help you?

  • The Compelling Reasons

    The Compelling Reasons

    Why are we driven to do the things we do? I can only speak for myself and what are my compelling reasons. Need I have to play music, record and associate with like-minded people. There is no choice. How do I know? There have been seasons when I have not been musically involved. The results…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 25

    Featuring William Kenower Author, Lecturer, Coach Can we help you?

  • Yelling At My Devices

    Yelling At My Devices

    Way To Start The Day Yelling At My devices Sometimes my mornings are spent yelling at my devices. It’s kind of like a ritual. First thing in the morning, my Mac or Mac Book Pro, the internet, my iPhone or iPad, something will be amiss. My iCloud will not transfer files properly. Comcast emails will…

  • Perspective


    What is an outlook? A life view point? What id your perspective? Is it a specific vantage toward or way of seeing things? Is it a capacity to interpret comparative importance of something or its true relation? An attitude toward or a way of regarding something? I truly believe we desire an understanding of what…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 24

    Arami Walker Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Educator and Recording Artist Arami Share Her Journey From Los Angeles To Seattle, Her Influences and Philosophy You Tube Can we help you? Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Folksy Wisdom

    Folksy Wisdom

    Wisdom Where there is a will there is a way. Sometimes I’m just operating on pure faith. Build it and they will come. A wise Chinese person said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. I’ve got great expectations. The only thing I can…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 23

    Featuring Robert Brewer Rob Shares Music Industry Insight Can we help? Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us. If you have found us interesting, please share.

  • Discipline and Perseverance

    Discipline and Perseverance

    Most of us have average intelligence and mind sets. Discipline and perseverance can allow us to reap the full capacity of our brains. Some Thoughts “He who lives without discipline dies without honor.” An Icelandic Proverb “Self-control is the chief element in self-respect, and self-respect is the chief element in courage.” Thucydides “The first and…

  • Music As History

    Music As History

    Looking into music as history allows me to see the past, encountering persons, places and timeline; these things help me to develop a better understanding of where I have come from, present circumstances, my future destination. History impels me to consider matters which reveal the challenges of great artists, their successes and flat out grit.…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 21

    Featuring Ed Maloney Club Owner, Music Promoter and Producer Ed Maloney Former Owner of the Seattle Landmark Highway 99 Blues Club Ed shares his music business insight Is there any way we can help you?

  • Vision


    Terms like mission statements, objectives, purpose, values, and vision. What do I get when I utilize search engines for a definition of vision? A bunch of corporate speak on the how, why, and variations on said subject. Seems to me it’s a parroting of various courses offered by universities.

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 19

    Featuring Danny Godinez Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer Can we help you in any way? Thank You for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.