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Overthought, A Podcast

Overthought is a compelling examination of the lives of classical singers Isaiah Bell and Chris Mayell, discussing performance psychology, creativity, entrepreneurship, life balance, self-doubt and the ways we overcome challenges to attain artistic triumph.
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Apr 26, 2016

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The competitive spirit is pervasive and thinly veiled - even encouraged - in the world of music. (Is it that bad in fields outside the arts? We have only thi uninformed assumption to offer: Probably.) It's possible that an attitude of oneupmanship - and the over-awareness of one's own merits and faults that goes along with it - can have positive effects on the lives and careers of people that are NOT us. But we can't help but notice how much energy it sucks away from the creative headspace to always be trying to stay ahead of the next guy. (If we weren't quite so susceptible to this grubby little impulse, would we be better equipped to employ a healthy dash of competition to our advantage?) Chris also takes the opportunity to raise a soul-plumbing question - "Who ARE the Joneses?" - and Isaiah opens and closes the episode with a recitation of classic haiku. Never a dull moment....

-=- Show notes -=-

Book - The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa (Essential Poets)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Essential-Haiku-Versions-Basho/dp/0880013516

Website - Merriam-Webster - Defintion of 'quicklier'
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quicklier

Website - I Love You
http://iloveyoulikeafatladylovesapples.com/

Website - The Useless Web
http://www.theuselessweb.com/

Website - http://hooooooooo.com/

Website - http://heeeeeeeey.com/

Book - City of Darkness, by Ian Lambot
http://cityofdarkness.co.uk/category/the_book/

'Photos' - xkcd comics
https://xkcd.com/1314/

Kirsten Dunst Selfie Short Film Called Aspirational by Matthew Frost
https://vimeo.com/106807552

Featured Music: Sousa - with_pleasure (dance hilarious) - United States Marine Band, via MusOpen
https://musopen.org/music/445/john-philip-sousa/with-pleasure-dance-hilarious/

Featured Image: 'I'll carry mine...', photo by Ann Rosener - Library of Congress Digital Images
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/oem2002005680/PP/

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