E52: How Did You Get Started In Your Passion? W/ Simon Pellett & Dave
We’ve spent the last couple episodes talking serious action and changes in the economy and business so we wanted to take an opportunity and get back to some more relaxed content with a familiar face. Dave and Simon from the “Music On Your Own Terms” podcast talk how they got into music and their takes on influence, change, starting out, new ways to look at music, and ultimately the way behind whey they formed their lives around music.
For those that don’t know Simon or his podcast yet we spoke with him on E19 on the podcast about how music has helped him get through mental health challenges and start his podcast in the space. Everyone has a WHY behind the WHAT they do. Shut the news off for a few and think about why you got into what you love and why you need it in the first place.
In This Episode We Cover
How did get into your passion?
Why got you into what your doing?
Why do you do what you do?
Getting back to the basics
The why behind what you do
What can’t you imagine life without?
Roles in a band
Different thoughts of different roles
Different cities with different feels
Influences of modern music on embedded influences
“ They didn’t even have the cool shit, they had a drum pad and a glockenspiel. We all know that nothing is sexier than a glockenspiel but I played that and I was feeling it. I think my attention span and my aggressiveness was drawn to that.” - Host Dave Swillum
“ Your not gonna be playing that in school, your gonna be better off learning what you want rather than what’s dictated by the program.” - Simon Pellett
“ That really pushed the extrovert out of me because everyone looks at you in that role, so I really had to get out of my shell.” - Host Dave Swillum
Simon’s Recommended Resources
How To Make It In The New Music Industry
By Ari Herstand
Start With Why
By Simon Sinek
One Minute Manager
By William Morrow
Waiting For The Punch: Words To Live By WTF Podcast
Simon & Music On Your Own Terms Podcast Links
Waking Up From Work Podcast Links
Patreon (If you want to support the show check out our sweet offers for you)
Facebook Community to connect to creatives
For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave
Dave’s Indie Rock Band Broadwing