Music On Your Own Terms
Music On Your Own Terms 112 “Ben VanBuskirk/Blackout Orchestra - Blue Skies & Toronto Ghosts”

Music On Your Own Terms 112 “Ben VanBuskirk/Blackout Orchestra - Blue Skies & Toronto Ghosts”

March 23, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 112 - Ben VanBuskirk/Blackout Orchestra - Blue Skies & Toronto Ghosts

Joining me for a chat in this episode is Toronto based artist Ben VanBuskirk, who has just released his new album under the moniker Blackout Orchestra. We talk about Ben's influences and history in various bands, as well as the breakup that caused him to hit rock bottom, and nearly ending it all, through to dealing with mental health and his subsequent sobriety, that all contributed to creating this music. Ben also shares some tips he's learned about promoting your music as an indie musician, and some methods of avoiding being too critical of yourself while you're creating your art.

Click here for the main show notes page!

https://blackoutorchestra.bandcamp.com

Blackout Orchestra on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/blackoutorchestra/

Blackout Orchestra on the Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/blackoutorchestra

Topics discussed in this episode : Toronto | Nirvana | Thom Yorke | Radiohead | Jack Conte | Patreon | Funnels Video | The Cure | Darryl Hurs | Indie Week

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This week's suggested artist is Oriana Setz who we heard in episode 19 and also episode 58. Oriana has a new single out today, which is also being used as the theme music for a documentary series about immigrants to New Zealand. Check out the first episode here and subscribe to see more as they come out.

Check out the track Lejos on the episode and as it becomes available on streaming platforms.

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Music On Your Own Terms 106 “Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire”

Music On Your Own Terms 106 “Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire”

February 9, 2021

Music On Your Own Terms 106 - Matt Connard/War Chariot - Fear Not The Fire

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

For the National Sexual Assault Hotline call 1-800-656-4673 or visit https://www.rainn.org.

In this episode I talk to Matt Connard about his studio project War Chariot. Since the interview, it was announced that War Chariot has broken up, however Matt is planning on forging ahead with his own solo music, and I look forward to hearing what he comes up with. In this conversation, we hear how Matt got into music, how the band got started and we get deep into some Swedish death metal talk, along with some guitar nerd conversation about amp tones. Matt also shares his background in business and some killer tips for musicians to be mindful of their long term goals, and think in a more entrepreneurial way about their business. Finally, Matt shares some extremely personal experiences with mental health, addiction and a traumatic event as a child, that he attributes his former lifestyle to. This is an incredibly deep and moving conversation, and I am extremely grateful to Matt for sharing his story, in the hope that it will give anyone struggling with mental health, a ray of hope to see that you are not alone and you can get through your difficulties, no matter how intimidating they feel.

Click here for the main show notes page!

Matt Connard on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/warconnard/

War Chariot on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/warchariotofficial/

War Chariot on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/warchariotmetal

Topics discussed in this episode : Possessed | Flood The Atlantic | Myspace | Machine Head | At The Gates | Killswitch Engage | Dimebag | Pantera | Revocation | Dave Davidson | Peavey 6505 | Kemper Profiler | Josh Middleton | Krank Rev | Wes Hauch | Fortin Nameless | Ola England | The Haunted | Dark Tranquility | In Flames | Anders Friden | Peter Dolving | Mary Beats Jane | Metallica | Megadeth | Elvis | U2 | Bob Dylan | Johnny Cash | Bruce Springsteen | Bryan Adams | Queen | Venom | Venom Inc. | Guns N Roses | Shadows Fall | Unearth | Lamb Of God | God Forbid | Trivium | Strapping Young Lad | Headbangers Ball | Krusher | Noisy Mothers | Oasis Exotic Enclosures | Rotomolding | Jason Reeves Richardson | Yngwie Malmsteen | Neal Schon | George Lynch | Gary Vee | Purpose Driven Life Book | Jake Luhrs | August Burns Red | Mountains Book

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Suggested Artist - Mary Beats Jane

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Music On Your Own Terms 094 “Jessica Compton/Tree Of Stars - Riffs & Self Care”

Music On Your Own Terms 094 “Jessica Compton/Tree Of Stars - Riffs & Self Care”

December 7, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms 094 - Jessica Compton/Tree Of Stars - Riffs & Self Care

In this week's episode, I talk to Jessica Compton, the founder of Tree Of Stars, an organization that promotes mental health awareness and addiction recovery, by telling stories through music. We discuss Jessica's history of being abandoned and abused as a child, being arrested and turning to drug use, then her journey leading to self care and helping others on their own journey. We talk about how music, art and photography, funds outreach programs and feeding musicians especially during the pandemic, and what learning an instrument has meant to Jessica's own mental health.

Click here for the main show notes page!

Tree Of Stars On Tour on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/treeofstarsontour/

Tree Of Stars On Tour on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/hamontcafetour

Jessica Compton Photography on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lostinthelensfoundinthemoment/

Tree Of Stars On Tour on the web - https://treeofstars.wordpress.com

Tree Of Stars: Telling Our Stories Charity Album

Topics discussed in this episode : Hamilton Ontario | Niagara Falls | Toronto | North Bay Ontario | Rise In Domestic Abuse Cases During Covid | Tuque | Birdsong Foundation

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If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

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This episode is sponsored by The Skinny Armadillo Print Company

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Music On Your Own Terms 037 “Chris “Peapod” Daher/On The Radar Podcast”

Music On Your Own Terms 037 “Chris “Peapod” Daher/On The Radar Podcast”

January 25, 2020

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 37 - Chris "Peapod" Daher/On The Radar Podcast

Joining me for episode 37 from darkest Toledo Ohio, is Chris "Peapod" Daher, a radio personality for 100.7 The Zone, who has a killer podcast called "On The Radar" that promotes musical acts coming through to and from the greater Midwest area. Our discussion meanders through his passion for music that pushes him to find out each musician's story much like my own, his journey from being bullied in school to becoming a well known radio host, and the responsibilities and pitfalls of having a platform to address social concerns whether that be radio, a podcast, or a band's fanbase. This episode is not only a great insight into the workings of a popular music podcast, but also a fantastic exploration of personal growth. Check out Chris's music choice from Toledo area band "Castle No Kings" with their track, "Thinning Veil".

On The Radar Podcast on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OnTheRadarPC/

On The Radar Podcast on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ontheradarpc/

Peapod on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/cdaher20

Peapod on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/peapodonthemedia/

100.7 The Zone on the web - http://www.toledoszone.com

Music in this episode by Castle No Kings

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Music On Your Own Terms 033 “End Of Year Review/Goals”

Music On Your Own Terms 033 “End Of Year Review/Goals”

December 31, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 33 – End Of Year Review/Goals

For the last episode of the year, I review my stats, introduce myself and my background for new listeners, and I break down my goals for the coming year.

Thanks for listening!

Music in this episode by Killbot Zero

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Music On Your Own Terms 024 “Ruthie Wilde”

Music On Your Own Terms 024 “Ruthie Wilde”

November 4, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 24 - Ruthie Wilde

Please welcome cellist Ruthie Wilde to the podcast. Ruthie and I met in line, waiting to meet Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC after hearing his emotional presentation about his struggle with depression and suicidal ideations. We discovered we have a shared interest in psychological and physical limitations and benefits of being a musician. In this episode we talk about Ruthie's history in music, human development, teaching and more!

Ruthie on the web - http://ruthiewilde.com

Ruthie on Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/ruthiewildemusic

Ruthie on Instagram –  https://www.instagram.com/ruthiewildemusic/

Music in this episode by Pachelbel, performed by Ruthie Wilde

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Music On Your Own Terms 016 “Brian Hilliker”

Music On Your Own Terms 016 “Brian Hilliker”

June 16, 2019

Music On Your Own Terms Episode 16 - Brian Hilliker

In this episode I talk to Brian Hilliker, a metal singer/songwriter that is not only using his music as an outlet for negative experiences, but also to try and reach people that are experiencing mental health issues and are at risk of suicide. Brian talks about his own struggles with depression and suicidal ideations, and how he was able to turn his life around with mindset and other's help.

Music in this episode by Brian Hilliker

Brian on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrianHilliker13/

Brian on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brianhilliker13/

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) - https://afsp.org/

If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741.

Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

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