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Month: March 2021

Derrick Brown – Good vibes, music licensing, and the art of not giving up

Between Two Deferns Podcast Episode #4- Derrick Brown – Good vibes, music licensing, and the art of not giving up

In this episode, Mike & Heather talk with Derrick Brown, a.k.a. the “Good Vibes Coordinator”! Derrick has a great story to share, and just listening to his voice is guaranteed to improve your mood!

Some of the things we talk about …

-Sync licensing / Catch The Moon program
-finding music supervisors for shows Tunefind.com
-learning to do cold emailing
-how to write with authenticity but still on topic for a show
-creating relationships instead of trying to “get”
-Father Shine
-Quantum Leap
-reference tracks
-how Heather started writing songs and where Parkway South name came from
-binaural music / meditations
-432 vs 440 hz
-the more physiological aspects of being more present / mindful
-replacing thoughts with visualizations
-fear is a liar – replace “I can’t do this” with gratitude, with all the love you have
-the broken part is where the light comes in
-Yungblud
-how Derrick writes songs
-Boss RC-505 loop station
-“as long as my butt is in the chair, whatever will come through me comes through me”
-that’s how I make friends – I’m a giver more than a taker
-“I’m gonna keep doing this until it doesn’t hurt”
-5 years sober … it made me a more intentional human
-“Derrick is an embrace, personified”
-you don’t have to believe everything you think – our thoughts become our reality
-“love your shadow self”
-is it fear or excitement?
-when fear falls away we start to let people in (opportunities) instead of repelling them
-so, what is a Defern?
-Derrick’s job title is “Good Vibes Coordinator”

Find out more about Derrick …

Website
https://derrickbrownlovesyou.com/

YouTube
https://youtube.com/derrickbrownlovesyou

Relaxing Soothing Vibes Music / 432hz meditation music
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrcU2g05nPQcZhjeZg3eLPA

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/letsgetbrunch/?hl=en

@letsgetbrunch

Jill’s website
https://www.awakejourney.com

The song you hear playing at the end of the show is “Limitless” by Derrick Brown, soon to be released!

Make sure to subscribe to our podcast “Between Two Deferns” wherever you listen to podcasts – iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc

You can find links and more at
https://michaeldefern.com/podcast/

Mike & Heather’s music
https://parkwaysouthband.com

Mike & Heather’s business
https://zenmantis.com/

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Sherry Johnson – How to have a good marriage & have fun even when life is hard

Between Two Deferns Podcast Episode #3- Sherry Johnson – How to have a good marriage & have fun even when life is hard

In this episode, Mike & Heather talk with long time friend Sherry Johnson, who works at Bridgeport Hospital ER, is a professional photographer, and music aficionado. She is full of energy and heart, and we can all learn a lot from her!

Some of the things we talk about …

-removing cucumber seeds
-Sherry has covid fog
-tik tok video and big white box
-how to have a happy marriage – “he is always making me laugh”
-talk about what’s going on, and let things slide off your shoulder
-being aware of the other person in a relationship
-once you reach a certain age, there’s not way you would mistreat the one you love
-what’s so great about Keith Urban?
-if music makes you feel something, who cares about the label
-Sherry’s sister likes to fight at concerts
-why go to see the same band over and over? it’s about the community
-how they steal your purse during a concert
-how not to sneak a camera into a concert
-love is bigger than drinking and drugs
-“he truly loves his fans … makes you feel you are the only one in the room”
-giving someone your full attention
-quality over quantity – creating raving fans one at a time (who tell their friends)
-working in and with the emergency room during covid
-learning to detach
-going to church is like working out?
-using music to change my thought process … understanding this pain is temporary
-“music helps me change the future”
-getting hit with a drone
-creativity keeps you young

Find out more about Sherry Johnson …

Website
https://www.sherrylynnphotography.com/

The Big White Box
https://www.sherrylynnphotography.com/the-big-white-box

Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/SherryLynnPhotographyCT

Sherry & Rich’s Tik Tok Video
https://www.facebook.com/sherryjohnson99/videos/10158248901965917/

Make sure to subscribe to our podcast “Between Two Deferns” wherever you listen to podcasts – iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc

You can find links and more at
https://michaeldefern.com/podcast/

* (song played at end of episode)
California Highway – Parkway South Band
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar3IK-BKGR8&list=PLfc2G2JuEyir6HVb5jIGOVoqi2bc3ZZT9&index=8

Mike & Heather’s music
https://parkwaysouthband.com

Mike & Heather’s business
https://zenmantis.com/

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Breck Alan – All about music, performance, and being yourself

Between Two Deferns Podcast Episode #2 – Breck Alan – All about music, performance, and being yourself

In this episode, Heather and I listen and comment real time to a previously recorded interview I taped with Breck Alan. Breck is an amazing human, writer, musician, and coach, who has single-handedly changed the way I think about singing (and performing). He’s been around a long time, having instructional DVD’s and actual books on the shelves back in the pre-internet era. This conversation is especially relevant for musicians and music aficionados, but we tried to open it up and connect the dots to other more general life situations, to make it relevant for non-musicians as well.

Some of the things we talk about in this 45 minutes …

-the connection between mindfulness and singing
-truly expressing a song, on any instrument
-screwing up during a performance
-Heather asks – isn’t a meditative state the opposite of what you want in performance?
-rock climbing
-knitting
-going deeper into your brain
-“it aint what you do, it’s the way how you do it”
-doing the dishes as a spiritual practice
-Heather goes in the opposite direction – going into your head to get out of your body?
-give up trying to sing like Robert Plant or Paul McCartney
-be yourself
-“embrace your noises” – from the late great Chris Cain
-self acceptance
-confidence and vulnerability
-YOU have to be the biggest fan in the room (of yourself)
-writing for your tribe
-manipulating, trying to make a dollar vs creating out of love
-start from where you are
-Ariana Grande
-singleness of focus
-consistent effort vs magical thinking

Find out more about Breck Alan …

Body Singing
https://bodysinging.com/

No Ceiling – New Full Length Release 2021
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0et2FRMe2uHkoRbXvZdsnN

(*The song played at the end of the episode …..)
The Tornado That Got Swept under the Rug (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aacRrFfLssc

Make sure to subscribe to our podcast “Between Two Deferns” wherever you listen to podcasts – iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, etc

You can find links and more at
https://michaeldefern.com/podcast/

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