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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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May 10, 2016

Are you an artist? Have you ever heard someone innocently say something like "Keep following your dreams!" and had an irrational attack of irritability? (If not, DO keep following your dreams! Passion gives your soul wings. #blessed). We know being a professional in the arts is a privileged position, but clichés about the magic and whimsy of the artist's life can still touch a nerve. Is it because we'll always be hungry to be taken seriously? Or does that free spirit from the TV commercials just bear no relation to our real lives? Chris and Isaiah unpack the reasonable and less-than-reasonable elements of this knee-jerk reaction, and in the process Chris composes a topical haiku - ON THE SPOT, you guys!

-=- Show notes -=-

YouTube - Leo Reisman Casino Royal Orchestra - Katie Went To Haiti 1939 Cole Porter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6RavpanzGc

Schmopera - 'The Business of Passion' by Isaiah Bell
http://www.schmopera.com/the-business-of-passion/

Schmopera - 'Performers: unwilling players of mind games', by Jenna Douglas
http://www.schmopera.com/performers-unwilling-players-of-mind-games/

Webpage - Tom Diamond, director
http://www.pov.bc.ca/bios/diamond.html

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/

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