Tag: Mackncheeze Music

  • A Call To Action

    A Call To Action

    It is important that you and I reach our full potential. Why? Because you and I matter, and what we do matters. It is the way we think, act and the path of our lives. I want to live to my fullest potential. How about you? A Philosopher Speaks Out How about this guy? Johann…

  • Spirituality

    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

    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

    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

    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…

  • Opportunity

    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?

  • Perspective

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Brewing Is Art

    Brewing Is Art

    Video Interview with Award Winning Brewer, Dan Haff Dan Haff shares his insight into Brewing, Ownership and The Experience of Craft Brewing Is there any way we can help you? Thank you for following us. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Success

    Success

    Seven Considerations of Success, Maybe More Do we say to ourselves, “I’m gonna bust ass and become a success?” If we love what we’re doing, if we’re passionate, does it matter how far we go? Sometimes, just getting that one cut which you have been struggling with will make your day and build confidence. Success…

  • 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

    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.

  • In Process

    In Process

    I consider my ego a tool, as opposed as to reflection of who I am. The sweet spot of my self confidence is strongly correlated within the function of my belief that I can do more than facts suggest. I’m waiting to see how this all turns out. Of course this applies to music, the…

  • 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.

  • These Boots Were Made For Walking

    These Boots Were Made For Walking

    We were doing some gigs as a jazz quintet. We had only been together for a couple of months, still trying to feel one another out. As we went along, the realization came: Harry, our lead singer, liked to imbibe; a lot. Harry didn’t play an instrument, but had an amazing ability to stay in…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 18

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 18

    Steve Smith, Percussionist, Music Professional, Engineer, Producer and Author, Shares his Musical Expertise Is there any way we can help you? Thank You for reading. We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us.

  • Perspective Is A Super Power

    Perspective Is A Super Power

    What if I could just go back and do it over? The age old concept of being smarter at a younger age. I guess that brings up being regretful for previous actions and decisions. Some of the undertakings and determinations I have made require contriteness. Feelings of guilt and self recrimination have literally haunted my…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 17

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 17

    Featuring Daniel Haff Award Winning Brewer and Owner of Crooked Label Brewing Company Can we help you in any way?

  • This Tool Ain’t Getting Any Sharper

    This Tool Ain’t Getting Any Sharper

    I have serious management potential. I believe I care enough to actually affect change. Yep, Sharp as a marble. A few bricks shy of a load. Not the brightest spoon in the drawer nor sharpest tool in the shed. I have spent a life time pursuing my dreams. Of course there have been interruptions and…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 16

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 16

    Featuring Adam Puchalski of Wind Studios Deciding Instrumentation and Voicings in Recording Projects Can we help you in any way? We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thank You for reading. You know where to find us.

  • How To Herd Cats

    How To Herd Cats

    This Is A Bit Of A Stretch… Definition Of A Cat: Evidently Cab Calloway coined the term in the 30’s. Back in 1938, he published Cab Calloway’s Cat-ologue: A “Hepster’s” Dictionary. Wikipedia has a great page on the origins of Jive; vastly entertaining. A “Cat” could have been a jazz musician in a New Orleans whore…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 15

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 15

    Sarah Pinzon, L.A. Recording and Session Artist, Lead Singer of Hell’s Belles Think you got what it takes to make it in the L.A. studio scene? Sarah Pinzon works as a session player and artist. Check out Mackncheeze Podcast # 15 and find out if you have the grit to do likewise. Can we help…

  • Motivation

    Motivation

    Actually, that was my entire reason for getting involved in music, oh, and besides the fact that music constantly runs through my head. I think I was hoping for side benefits. Those benefits did materialize, whether that is a good thing was decided later. Defining success: confidence, proficiency, articulation, enjoyment. Those are underlying factors in…

  • M.O.B. Studios’ Evan Kolpak

    M.O.B. Studios’ Evan Kolpak

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 14 Can we help you in anyway? We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • Seven Examples Of Counting The Cost

    Seven Examples Of Counting The Cost

    What are you willing to give up to chase your dreams? If we want it badly, we have got to sacrifice. Obsession, it’s what we do regardless what is happening. First thing in the morning pounding it out. Last thing at night, getting the final two cents in. Priorities: Woody Allen: “80 percent of the…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast #13: Sean Farchild

    Mackncheeze        Music Podcast #13:                          Sean Farchild

    Can we help you in any way? We appreciate comments and suggestions. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • Mackncheeze Podcast # 12

    Mackncheeze Podcast # 12

    Interview with Todd Ainsworth AKA Murl Hartwood of Seattle Country Band, Hartwood Is there any way we can help? We appreciate any suggestions or comments. Thanks for reading. You know where to find us.

  • K.I.S.S.

    K.I.S.S.

    Keep It Simple Stupid I first learned of the K.I.S.S. concept in college jazz lab band. The professor, a horn player by the name of Bart, introduced the notion to soloists. I loved Bart; he was awesome. Evidently there are two ways to interpret K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid, or, Keep It Simple, Stupid. I…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast 11

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast 11

    An Interview with Knuckles Front Man Dan Manier and Guitarist Sean Hudson Can we help you in any way? https://www.mackncheeze.com/ We appreciate comments and suggestions. You know where to find us. Thanks for listening.

  • Fat Fingers

    Fat Fingers

    Chubby digits, that’s what I got. What I mean is – I make a lot of mistakes. I blame my mistakes on my five thumbs which are attached to both of my hands. Generally, fat fingers applies to any editing program I might be working with: photo, video, audio, text… all of them. The wrong…

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 10:

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 10:

    Adam Puchalski and Bryan Discuss EQ and Panning For Application In Home Studios Can we help you in any way? https://www.mackncheeze.com Comments and suggestions welcome. You know where to find us. Thank You for reading. Please follow us on Face Book at Mackncheeze Music.

  • Mackncheeze Podcast # 9

    Mackncheeze Podcast # 9

    Eric Ritts Shares Insights On Marco Bass Guitars Can we help you in any way? Thank You. If you have enjoyed this blog, please share with others who might find us interesting. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated. You know where to find us.

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 7

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 7

    What To Do With That Extra Gear Adam Puchalski and Bryan Chat About Old Gear Can we help you in any way?

  • Mackncheeze Music Podcast 6

    Mackncheeze Music Podcast 6

    Finding High Quality Guitars On A Budget We are podcasting on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Overcast and Radio Public. Just key in Bryan at Mackncheeze, or click the link below. Can we help you in any way?

  • Seven Considerations For Working With A Band

    Seven Considerations For Working With A Band

    Is there respect? Am I receiving the accreditation I deserve? Is there reciprocation? Level of commitment? What are the goals? Is the band a social club, which is fine, if that’s the definition of the band. Does it match my expectations? Environment. Do you feel comfortable? Are you welcome or are you a door mat?…

  • Goals

    Goals

    My absolute, top priority is to become a better player. Honestly, I believe I require practice four hours per day to actually achieve needed results. I know this is true; when I can consistently commit time day in, day out, week in, week out, I rise above plateaus and keep pressing on. I have spent…

  • Embarrassment

    Embarrassment

    We all have been there. Forgetting our vocal line, missing the cue, blowing the arrangement; one domino falls over and the entire band goes with it. As uncomfortable as it can be, revealing our disappointment on stage, telling the audience how badly its been blown with body language and comments to one another, should never…

  • Mackncheeze Podcast Episode 4

    Mackncheeze Podcast Episode 4

    https://www.windstudiomusic.com We are Podcasting on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcast, Breaker, Pocket Casts, Overcast and Radio Public. Key in Bryan at Mackncheeze. Or just click the link below… Is there any thing we can do to help?

  • Brain Damaged

    Brain Damaged

    I’m not sure what I did. Rumor has it, as an infant, I was dropped on my head. I don’t know, I can’t remember. Perhaps my amygdala smashed in to my hippocampus, resulting in memory loss. Could have been the drugs or maybe my continuing love of alcohol. Or that last bicycle accident; was that…