Category Archives: Podcast

#16: Drew the Ethnomusicologist: the Acoustimology of the Ancients

Drew is an ethnomusicologist currently working in North Africa. We discuss the ethnomusicology of the Bible. This spins out into a discussion about how various pre-modern people’s can teach us to deepen our relationship to music and learn to reprioritize it
Drew has a youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/clobbort

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/
The Music Meaning and Mystery Substack: https://musicmeaningandmystery.substack.com/

Originally recorded October 11 2021

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#15: R&B Musician Lea Keeley / Music Never Dies

R&B musician Lea Keeley joins me to talk, open mics in the park, staying positive, music as providence, her latest projects and much more! 

Lea on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/15JvY9cbIihVVEHFDV5hLH
Lea on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/keyylime/
Lea on Bandcamp: https://leakeeley.bandcamp.com/

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/
The Music Meaning and Mystery Substack: https://musicmeaningandmystery.substack.com/

Originally recorded September 23 2021

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#14 Composer Paula Kimper / Music and the ”Other World”

Composer Paula Kimper joins me to talk, music from “the other world”, coming up in the music business in the 80s as a woman, lesbian opera and so much more! 

Paula’s website: https://paulakimper.com/
Paula’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PaulaKimper/videos

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/

The Music Meaning and Mystery Substack: https://musicmeaningandmystery.substack.com/

Originally recorded July 20 2021

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#13: On the Trail of Music with Tim Woody

Tim Woody is a musician, producer and long distance trail hiker. We talk about his experience of musically transforming while hiking, why music is well-suited for worship, and his latest project!

Please vote for Phil’s studio (Knox Philharmonic) to win a grant: https://knoxec.com/what-we-do/programs/wtbi/
You can see Knox Philharmonic’s video pitch here: https://vimeo.com/677303759

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/
The Music Meaning and Mystery Substack: https://musicmeaningandmystery.substack.com/

Originally recorded February 18 2022

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#12 James Barry – Houngan (senior Voudou priest) / A Song for Every Thing

James Barry is a Hougan (senior Voudou priest). We discuss the primacy of music in Voudou, it’s role, it’s effect and some experiences James had using music to heal and call spirits. And music for a good death.

James’ website: https://lwaandorder.com/

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/
The Music Meaning and Mystery substack: https://musicmeaningandmystery.substack.com/

Website of logo designer: https://www.kurthuggins.com/

Originally recorded July 15 2021

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#11 Instrumental musician Michael Hewett / Music and the Mystic Realms

Michael Hewett is an instrumental musician. We discuss channeling music, the transformation of the music business, western culture’s shortcomings in relation to arts and music, and the mystic realms.

Michael’s links:

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/

Originally recorded June 22 2021

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#10 Alchemist Brian Cotnoir – Alchemy and Music

Brian Cotnoir is an alchemist. He is exploring the relationship of alchemy to music and offering a course on this topic. More info about the course and how to sign up here.

We discuss what an alchemist does, the music of the spheres, barbaric sounds, what is Hekate’s wheel? and more.
Also go look at Brian’s website for books and zines: https://khepripress.com/

Delia Derbyshire, The Dreams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJS5PU1Ztw

Originally recorded Dec 27 2021

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#9 Rodrigo Rodriguez – Shakuhachi player (Japanese flute) / Music for Enlightenment

Rodrigo Rodriguez is a Shakuhachi player (Japanese Flute). We discuss a brief history of the instrument and the Komuso monks, music as tool of enlightenment, the rational mind and the spiritual mind, the importance of breath and much more!

Rodrigo’s website: https://rodrigo-rodriguez.info/

Music Meaning and Mystery website: https://musicmeaningandmystery.ca/

Originally recorded June 6 2021

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Podcast #8: Richard Wygand the Punk Rocker Dad

Richard Wygand is a punk musician and writer. We discuss how denial of music was an inciting incident in his initiatory ordeal, his psychic experiences, punk rock songs for kids, and music for healing. 

Richard’s website: https://punkrockerdad.com/

Originally recorded June 5 2021

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New podcast launched!

I am very proud to announce the existence of the Music Meaning and Mystery podcast, now available on all major podcast platforms. You will now find a “podcast” tab on this website. I’ve linked to various locations you can find the show.

There are 7 episodes available and going forward all new episodes will get their own blog post here to facilitate some discussion about individual episodes. Each episode features a conversation with a musician or musician adjacent individual. The goal with these conversations is to explore the mystery of music in order to elevate it.

There are several episodes lined up discussing many topics relating to music: Selling out, shamanism, the mystic realms, music as medicine, the meaning of frequency, enlightenment via music and sound, and so much more!

look for an interview with a man who turned his life around by teaching himself to play punk rock and is now teaching the punk rock gospel to heal his children.

How about the episode with the woman who composed the world’s very first lesbian opera?

Maybe you’d like to hear about how music is used in Voodoo rituals in Haiti? There’s an episode coming up for that!

So go subscribe (and give a rating) on your favorite podcatcher and visit back here to tell us what you think about all of this.

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