Wolf In Tune
#14 - Performance Anxiety and Its Peak Companions- Vanessa Cornett

#14 - Performance Anxiety and Its Peak Companions- Vanessa Cornett

May 21, 2020

Vanessa Cornett is the Director of Keyboard Studies and an Associate Professor of Music at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis-St. Paul where she teaches classes in music performance, teaching, mindfulness, and the contemplative nature of art and music. She is also a licensed hypnotherapist and certified meditation instructor. In this episode we talk about her work with musicians and creatives who struggle with performance anxiety, the benefits and applications of mindfulness and how musicians can develop their mental skills for peak performance experiences. 

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#13 - A Warped Tour Of Mental Hazards In The Music Industry - Kevin Lyman

#13 - A Warped Tour Of Mental Hazards In The Music Industry - Kevin Lyman

May 1, 2020

Impresario of the longest running touring music festival in North America, The Vans Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman has always included a philanthropic element in his events. In this episode, Kevin and I discuss the music industry’s mental health crisis; the effects of life on tour; and the toxicity of boredom, drugs and social media. He also talks about his new ventures; teaching event production at USC, and his upcoming 320 Festival - a 3-day virtual event to spread awareness and discuss the importance of mental health. https://320festival.com/

 

Mental Health Resources: https://backline.care/ https://www.youarerad.org/ https://www.hftd.org/

 

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#12 - Quarantine Times:Staying Calm & Carrying On- Allen Weiss

#12 - Quarantine Times:Staying Calm & Carrying On- Allen Weiss

April 21, 2020

To discuss strategies for managing the difficult emotions of fear, anxiety and extreme stress that a pandemic can intensify, I invited mindfulness teacher Allen Weiss to join us.  Allen is the founding teacher and Director of Mindful USC and a senior teacher at InsightLA where he has taught mindfulness classes for the past 12 years. He also spent years of his life as a professional musician, touring the country opening for bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bonnie Raitt. In this episode we talk about mindfulness exercises for hard times, our relationship with fear, how to make meditation a habit, principles for increasing the odds of contentment, seeing results from your practice, and quantum leaps in learning.

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#11 - A Musical Journey to Ramdass Reworks - East Forest

#11 - A Musical Journey to Ramdass Reworks - East Forest

April 3, 2020

Wolf briefly addresses the Covid-19 pandemic, including Yuval Harari's (Sapiens) historical perspective, contemplative practice, the wisdom of insecurity and the hope that the lessons learned will empower climate change activism.

Our guest fortuitously is the noted musician East Forest who is a leader in the field of wellness, using music, art, technology and consciousness to fuel his work as a public speaker, creative musician and retreat guide. In this episode we talk about his work with Ram Dass, his collaborative projects with tech and consciousness hacking, music as a bridge to meditative states, and the relationship between meditation and creativity.

East Forest site: http://eastforest.org

New meditation:  on all platforms including Spotify  https://open.spotify.com/album/0o3pXWtzwOp0IIUdvOOZmO?si=n8yKJfE3Ra2OM3SZ7Y742Q

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#10 - The Musical Mind Behind NBC’s “THE VOICE” and “SONGLAND” - Clyde Lieberman

#10 - The Musical Mind Behind NBC’s “THE VOICE” and “SONGLAND” - Clyde Lieberman

March 11, 2020

Clyde Lieberman is the 3 x Emmy Award Winning Supervising Producer of NBC's “The Voice”- the most watched Prime Time show of the last 10 years- and new music show "Songland". As Supervising Producer, Clyde is involved in the day to day production of every musical aspect of both shows. We are thrilled to be the platform for Clyde's first ever interview since becoming  Supervising Producer. Clyde started out in A&R and music publishing and he talks about his interactions with the Wu Tang Klan and The Roots, among others. In this episode we also discuss his management style and the guiding principles that influence his stewardship of  "The Voice" aka "the Zen of Clyde". He shares his perspective on the “The Art of Doing Nothing”, “The Power of No”, reluctant celebrities, record producer to TV producer, being true to your soul, modulating the ego, non-reactivity, consensus building and being a good listener. 

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#09 - An Epic Tour of Crazy Town - Bret “Epic” Mazur

#09 - An Epic Tour of Crazy Town - Bret “Epic” Mazur

February 25, 2020

Bret “Epic” Mazur is a record producer, and founder and frontman of rap rock group Crazy Town. In the early 90s, he and Wolf formed a successful production duo, “Wolf And Epic”, working on projects with Prince, Seal, The Rebirth of Cool, New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe. In this episode, Bret talks about life on the road with Crazy Town, the vagaries of the music business, the highs of performing and the seduction of substance addiction. He shares stories of hitting bottom and how he was able to overcome the pitfalls of rock notoriety with the help and encouragement of others and by learning the healthful practices of meditation, breathing exercises and managing the ego. Bret graciously shares some of his favorite meditation techniques as well as the benefits of his devoted gratitude practice.

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#08 - Mindset In A Box With Dr. Glenn Fox

#08 - Mindset In A Box With Dr. Glenn Fox

February 10, 2020

Dr. Glenn Fox  is a neuroscientist and Director of The Performance Science Institute at The University of Southern California. In this episode we talk about his research into gratitude,mindfulness  and enthusiasm, optimal decision making, the science of emotions, the importance of fun in performing within a challenge state as it relates to all kinds of performance including sports, the biological effects of stress, the value of nervous energy, growth mindset vs. fixed mindset, the locus of control, handling rejection and self-efficacy.  

 

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#07 Sedative Music & The Liquid Mind - Chuck Wild

#07 Sedative Music & The Liquid Mind - Chuck Wild

January 23, 2020

Chuck Wild is a successful keyboard and synth player who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Missing Persons, and Paula Abdul. For the past 15 years he has been making meditation music under the name Liquid Mind. In this episode he and Wolf talk about perspective, anxiety and depression, cognitive distortions, affirmations, music therapy, conflict resolution, and how his skills as a musician helped build his meditation practice.

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#06 A Billion Reasons Why-Eskmo

#06 A Billion Reasons Why-Eskmo

January 9, 2020

Eskmo is an electronic music producer and composer of hit shows Billions and 13 Reasons Why. In this episode Eskmo shares the journey of his musical career, from performing all across Europe to being asked to score for television. We go into the stressors of life on tour: isolation, neglected physical health, performance highs and imposter syndrome. He shares insights into his profound relationship with meditation and creative consciousness, his training in VIpassana, the benefits of his mindfulness and meditation practices, making healthy choices, writing music, and “not being a jerk”.

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#05 Take 5/4 Mindfulness - Richard “Wolfie” Wolf

#05 Take 5/4 Mindfulness - Richard “Wolfie” Wolf

December 20, 2019

In this episode host Richard “Wolfie” Wolf encourages listeners to take advantage of the Holiday Season and New Year as an opportunity to foster a new habit of meditation or intensify an existing practice. He outlines how music has already tuned your headspace for mindfulness, talks about concentration in music and meditation and how in meditation it can morph into mindfulness, prioritizing practice in daily life and discovering the pleasures of peace. The podcast ends with a guided meditation.