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StudioB/RVA – DUST, Fight Cloud, Jared Jones, Gold Connections, PJ Sykes

StudioB is starting to roll back into form after many months of spotty releases.  The last year was hard on everyone, and the creative community was gut punched as venues closed and artists did whatever they could to remain productive and inspired.  This episode features new music from these Richmond-area artists,  all released in 2021, much of it worked on during lockdown in 2020.

Show notes and links at www.studiobrva.com.

Audacity Update

I’m sort of old-school when it comes to equipment and software.  I don’t like subscriptions.  I rarely sell old gear.  And I don’t really take advantage of “free trials”.  That said, I learned Audacity, the free DAW for audio editing and mixing, because a number of my podcasting clients were using and I found it to be surprisingly able.  (I’m a Pro Tools guy which brings its own special brand of heartache.  But at least their support sucks!  I digress.) There ARE some things about Audacity that I’m not keen on such as how when you want to record in multitrack mode you select the number of tracks you want then just hit record.  I know.  That sounds user-friendly and logical, but I like to set up my session and inspect it before rolling.  Like I said, I’m old school.  But there’s a new version of Audacity out and the reviews have been positive – good news for podcasters and project studio producers who are not as old-school and are just fine using a free program.  Here’s Music Radar’s take on it.  Give me a shout if you don’t want to deal with any of this when producing your podcast.  Some folks understandably feel they have enough on their plate with the ideation, hosting, interviewing and promoting of their podcast.

Article link:  https://www.musicradar.com/news/audacity-one-of-the-best-free-audio-editors-gets-updated-to-version-3

Good Eye Podcast Ep35 Pamela Losada – Empowerment Coach

Today’s guest is Empowerment Coach Pamela Losada.  Originally, Switzerland she was a prominent Psychologist and Counselor with a successful practice.  But something was missing.  She was looking for something deeper and more meaningful, had chronic exhaustion and no measure of success made her feel complete.  Then she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  This led her on a quest to find something to make her feel more complete.  She became a Certified Health Coach, and began to implement the most cutting-edge insights and strategies to help transform her life and the lives of her clients. 

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Good Eye Podcast – Ep32 Lorna Smith – Covenant Home Care

Today’s guest is Lorna Smith from Covenant Home Care.  Lorna talks about balancing the challenges they’re currently facing as well as some of the opportunities created for people who might be considering a career change whether by necessity or choice.  Like many essential businesses who find themselves busier than ever, Covenant is actually hiring and looking forward.  Their website has a lot of useful information and FAQs regarding in-home care as well as a list of their affiliations and accreditations. 

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Good Eye Podcast Ep30 – The Forward Foundation – Andrea Starr

Today’s guest is Andrea Starr, Executive Director and CEO of The Forward Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to working with single mothers who have encountered a life-altering event and are now in crisis.  Andrea explains the many ways the Forward Foundation works with single mothers including financial assistance to help with childcare, workshops, education assistance, available programs and more.  She also addresses the added challenges their clients and the foundation face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  

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Good Eye Podcast Ep28 – Ben King – Armor Down With Mindfulness

Ben King created Armor Down with Mindfulness after serving as a Psychological Operations Sergeant in the Army during the Iraq War.  While searching for methods to restore his mind and body he discovered the benefits of mindfulness and meditation.  He now strives to help fellow service members calm active minds often stuck on “threat”.  Ben relays his fascinating story and incredible mission during Part 1 of this conversation on the Good Eye Podcast.

Armor Down With Mindfulness – all about Ben and his mission. 

Mindful Memorial Day Foundation – Ben’s Foundation to honor fallen heroes through mindfulness. 

Buy an Armor Down Meditation cushion and Ben will donate one to a Veteran or Active Duty Service Member.

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WRIR River City Limits 10-4-19

Saturday’s River Limits featured new music from RVA artists such as Sammi Lanzetta, Billy Neptune, Sincerely, Iris and a track from the forthcoming Municipal Waste EP “The Last Rager”. Municipal Waste and their old-school thrash metal attack (think of bands such as Anthrax, Exodus, Overkill, Death Angel and early Metallica) will hit The Broadberry on Wednesday Oct. 9 with Naplam Death, Sick Of It All and Take Offense. Check out the video for the EP’s first single “Wave of Death” at their label, Nuclear Blast’s website. Image credit/artwork by Brian Crabaugh.

Also featured was a track from Richmond metal band Appalling called “Mutilator At Large” from their record “Inverted Realm” which was released earlier this year. Appalling will be joining me in-studio for an upcoming StudioB episode and will be playing some of the new stuff they’ve been working on.

The full playlist from Saturday’s River City Limits is available on WRIR’s website here:

Check out the playlist below for most of the artists featured on Saturday night’s broadcast. Actual songs played on WRIR Saturday night are included where available, otherwise I substituted another song from the artist. Artists not on Spotify are not included in the playlist.

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