What matters to people around the globe?What are we passionate about? What do we care about?I interview people from around the world and talk about their thoughts on the past, present and future.I want to dig into what makes people passionate, how they overcome challenges,and what they are happy about!The guests represent a wide spread in terms of age, gender, religion, race etc.Most of my guests are musicians, but not all.In each episode I will also play music by the guest when applicable.What matters most to you?
In this episode I interview TinTin (aka Sofia) who lives in London, UK
Tintin talks about some very important matters and shares insights about being an ex-pat and raising children when both parents are ex-pats from different countries (living in a third one) and also how they decided to bring up children when the other parent is from another ethnicity and/or faith.
A beautiful content indeed. Identity and culture at the forefront ...
"Bill from Japan"
In this episode Bill and I talk a lot about how it is to be an expat, but also about music, metal music in particular. Bill, American born in Germany, has been living in Japan for almost three decades. Bill is also a part-time musician in the band Harappa. We talk about culture, music, bands, metal music , parenthood as an expat and how it is to be 6’ tall in Japan ;)
Dustin is a Writer/Associate Editor at The Experience Magazine, and he has tons of experiences and stories from traveling all over the world. He is a passionate Bluegrass bassist, and we learn a lot about what Bluegrass is and how it started.
In the midst of a pandemic, this is an episode that gets us traveling without leaving our home, and certainly will inspire you to travel the world.
Goldie aka Nairere is a multi-talented creative person.
She is a dancer, choreographer, poet, actress, and entrepreneur.
In this very gripping episode she tells us about her journey and how she as Welsh woman, ended up in Sweden.
The poem Goldie wrote and is reading in the episode is "Reminiscing"
Pat Reilly is a joy! He was a joy to interview, his music gives me goose bumps, and he has this amazing voice that makes me feel like I want this episode to last forever!
"Music is the fire that burns within my soul" - Pat Reilly
From his web site we can read the following about Pat:
"Pat Reilly AKA "Pat the Panther" is an international touring guitarist, session guitarist, and songwriter. Born and raised in Queens...
Meet young Eve who has been on stage since the age of 12.
Eve is the youngest guest on our first season of
What Matters Most to You?
She is the vocalist and bassist in the punk band Sykotic Tendencies.
On drums and on the guitar are her older brothers Julian and Jonas.
This young woman is wise beyond her years.
Tune in for some advice to grown-ups, and to get to know what this young woman thinks is really important.
Music in this epi...
Adam is a powerful person. He is a strong person.
He is inspiring with his will and his passion for his music.
He is a kind person. He wants to give us all everything he has to offer.
He loves his band. He loves Rock and Roll. He radiates that life is indeed beautiful.
He is the vocalist in his band YETI.
YETI is currently based in Bangkok, Thailand, but as you will hear in this episode,
Adam and YET truly takes on the world! Get in...
Beautiful Tamela is truly a world citizen. She is a multicultural singer songwriter from Costa Rica and Sweden. In 2012 Tamela was nominated for a Latin Grammy as a composer and 2014 she won the ACAM Musical Prize for Best Pop Album in Costa Rica. She has so many wise words and delivers her message in "What Matters Most to You?" with firm and contagious belief.
We also get to hear two songs in this inspiring episode.
RTRS has quite some stories to tell. HIs creativity is bubbling throughout the interview and it is really contagious!
This is the episode to listen to closely if you want some inspiration, motivation and mental boost for getting it done! One cannot leave after listening to RTRS and not feel good, and in a better place than one was before. RTRS rocker, rapper, musician, author, studio engineer, motivational speaker, producer, boo...
In this episode we meet Erik who talks about his work and life and his travels to India, Pakistan, Burma and Afghanistan. He tells us how he came across the practice of Yoga many years ago during his travels and helps us sort out what yoga means. Erik has such a comfortable voice when talking and he radiates kindness and thoughtfulness. Every word matters in this episode which is an interesting journey that leads to Erik telling us...
In this episode we learn a lot about how it is to be a musician in Korea, and the path talented Nick took from playing an old guitar with rusty strings, all the way to be on the same stage as Muse, all while also pursuing his Ph.D.
Songs used in the episode:
HY$TERIC$ - Boost Power
Holiday Shot aka 장호일밴드 - Night Sky
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An amazing vocalist, warm and spiritual, Annamaria has some really insightful understandings to share with us in this episode.
She is a fascinating woman, deeply connected with the spirit and with her music.
She shares with us her thoughts on what matters most to her, and these insights are
both beautiful and important for us all to be reminded of … every day!
Read and listen to more from Vajra, one of my favorite bands in the uni...
In this episode I am having a warm dialogue with Fredric Mourath in Sweden.
Fredric is a young, talented musician who has already made some insightful discoveries
about himself and why making music is so very important to him.
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