Of Music and Men

Of Music and Men

Meet Kenya Shaw, a single, young entrepreneur struggling to build an independent record label, while navigating the country's worst city for bachelorettes and an unlikely place for music success: Washington, DC.

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June 8, 2021 29 min
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Determined to get her artist to perform at 9:30 Club, Kenya gives it one more try. But with this new plan, even if she strikes out, she'll still win the game. UPDATE!!! Since the recording of this episode, Barry Farm has received its https://wpgc.radio.com/blogs/poet/barry-farm-is-officially-a-historic-landmark?fbclid=IwAR3TqMvSKXc8jEo--Q2V0sBVo-EnwHZihtAiCDuNfq8uZL4W6A...
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As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya and Tk show up for their big radio break, but things go different than planned. And we finally meet Lucas, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter, the other artist on Kenya’s burgeoning record label, and evidence that youth—and talent—is wasted on the young. For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-7-never-say-never (https://ofmusic...
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February 23, 2021 40 min
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Demoralized, with just two days left to find a way to get her artist on the card at 9:30 Club, Kenya goes back to the drawing board, but finds inspiration for her next move in an unexpected place. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to...
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February 9, 2021 33 min
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya gets a chance to redeem herself with the folks over at 9:30 Club. She has everything planned out--what she's going to say and how she's going to say it. She wants to get her artist, Lucas, on that stage, opening for Gavin DeGraw. But there's just one thing that maybe she didn't think of. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experien...
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January 26, 2021 32 min
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Taj Kamal is an enigmatic, soft spoken, lyrical genius... and she's the reason Kenya started her record company in the first place. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-4-take-taj-kamal (https:...
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January 5, 2021 30 min
As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya is adventurous, cool under pressure, and confident... when it comes to her business. It's a different story, however, when it comes to men. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphones, and enjoy the show... For full credits and sources on this episode, go to: https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode1-3-and-men ...
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As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind, shall we? Kenya's life is about more than just helping to nourish the music careers of her artists and building her fledgling company. Her longtime friends, Ty and J, help reveal more to you about the young entrepreneur's personal life, and how they all manage to navigate DC as single millennial women. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So si...
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As we take a brief hiatus, let's rewind back to the beginning, shall we? Meet Kenya Shaw, a single 20-something from DC working to build an independent record label while also navigating the worst city in the country for single women and not exactly the place you’d expect when it comes to entertainment -- Washington, DC. Not only is this a story of music, but it's also a music experience. So sit back, put on your headphon...
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Back on one of our bonus episodes in https://ofmusicandmen.captivate.fm/episode/bonus-personality-types-and-updates (May 2020), we explored the personality types of all the female-identifying characters. It was a really fun episode and you seemed to like it; it got a really great response. In this BONUS episode, I have some fun revealing the male characters' personality types using https://www.16personalities.com/articles/our-...
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November 10, 2020 12 min
If you don't know, recently here in America, we had an election, and in true recent American fashion, it was a shit-show. What do you expect when your country is run by a gameshow host? I'm sharing my views on this new direction in America and how it relates to other aspects of life. And for a sneak peek at the new site that'll house all of these musings, go to: https://coldopen.kayonabrown.com. https://soundcloud.com/m...
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October 29, 2020 30 min
In this quick update, I give you some more insight into my non-Of Music and Men writing ventures, talking to Hollywood execs, and how to navigate finding (and sticking to) your voice. I also reveal who my dream network would be for OM&M, and how this is all coming together. I have a few projects, but I’ve mostly only focused on Reaper and OM&M. You all know about OM&M so I’ll tell you a little bit about Reaper. Art is s...
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October 20, 2020 38 min
I’ve been busy with https://www.roadmapwriters.com/ (Roadmap Writers) stuff (pitching), my own writing (short film and new TV pilot), and the podcast. I’m ready to start really focusing on growth with this project. So although episodes are written, I may not publish new podcasts for the story for a while. It’s hard to balance the art and the other stuff. I’m an artist; the other stuff sucks me dry, but I need to focus on the other ...
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September 29, 2020 35 min
This is the season 3 finale! (Technically, it's the finale of episode three)...Take a moment to give your opinion in our survey: https://ofmusicandmen.com/audience-surveyKenya learns that life and football are not all that different. J decides to create a literal playbook for sex to ensure that the next time they decide to play, Cam reaches the goal. And Ty finally admits that things will no longer simply come to her because sh...
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September 22, 2020 34 min
https://ofmusicandmen.com/audience-surveyAt a charity event sponsored by J's magazine that brings out DC’s VIPs, Kenya unexpectedly runs into Dream Guy and decides to put her new moves to the test.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint (Omampodcast – Ep-1-blueprint)For full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com...
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September 8, 2020 36 min
After Lucas’ decision to go off-script, Kenya is left trying to find a way to get him back in the game. Meanwhile, Tk’s off-book plays for social justice may start affecting business; Kenya has to find a way to make this work in their favor.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint (Omampodcast – Ep-1-blueprint)For full credits and sources on this ...
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Ty’s privileged life has left her unable to fight for what she wants since it's always been given to her. But after missing out on her dream job, she seeks the insight of her father to help her understand how to interpret the weaknesses in her adult game.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprint (https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprin...
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August 25, 2020 26 min
J’s career as a journalist has had its ups and down, but it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of her life. That… and, of course, sex. But after interviewing an enigmatic feminist artist, she realizes that after all this time and energy with men, she’s not utilizing her full feminine power, and is thus not being fully satisfied.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omam...
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August 18, 2020 30 min
Kenya meets Kenneth Gold, a renowned dating coach, to help her understand the rules of the game and give some insider perspective into why she’s having problems scoring.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprintFor full credits and sources on this episode, go to:https://ofmusicandmen.com/episode3-3-fourth-and-longCREDITSNarrationEpisode narrated by ...
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August 11, 2020 27 min
Kenya, Ty, and J stroll through Eastern Market discussing the idea of how and when women should just go for what they want, and what plays work best when out in the field. Meanwhile, Kenya finds out that Lucas is playing a different game than the one she’s coaching for him.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprintFor full credits and sources on thi...
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August 4, 2020 34 min
Kenya realizes that there are some important parallels between the music industry and sports, and as she’s trying to figure out her next play to run with Tk’s career and pending album release, she pays a visit to her mentor, a former industry exec who shows her that there’s more than one way to be a player.This is a story--Of Music and Men--so it's best to start at Episode One: https://soundcloud.com/omampodcast/ep-1-blueprintF...
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