Archive for February 2015
Hey there I am Leslie Kolovich. Im here to tell you about this week’s Live show with guest singer-songwriter Chanucy Crandall. Chauncy has 2 albums, “Every Song Is About You” and his latest release called “Breakdown”. In his new release his musical style covers country rock, bluegrass, folk and a bit of reggae. I am so looking forward to hearing the stories behind his powerful soulful lyrics and listening to him play Live in my studio on Thursday night March 5th, 7-10pm central. Tune in for the live webcast on www.hounddogradio.net for this unique live music experience.
Peace, Love & Music~
Hey there I am Leslie Kolovich! Last night I had the opportunity to go back to my roots (at least my radio roots) alone in the studio, but not for long! As many of you know I have been doing talk radio shows since 2005, and I’ve interviewed some incredible people over those years and thats what I love doing! This new show from my basement studio will be a showcase for musicians, songwriters and artists with in-depth interviews and unplugged sessions. Enjoy these 5 previously recorded interviews from the 5th Annual 30A Songwriters Festival in 2014 starting off with Kazoots, Jeep Rosenberg, Webb Wilder and Sterling Fletcher. I also throw in a special pre-recorded interview I did with Geoff McBride from 2013. Wow a Star Studded night from my basement studio! Next week March 5th Live from the Basement is Chauncy Crandall. To be a part of the Studio Audience please message me here.
Peace, Love & Music
Standing Up for the Planet by Bob Purdy
Change is a verb!
Change- to become different, to make (someone or something) different, to become something else
Verb- a word (such as jump, think, happen, or exist ) that is usually one of the main parts of a sentence and that expresses an action, an occurrence, or a state of being
I have been paddling every day since January 1, 2011 to “Change the Way we live on the Planet”. By far, the number one question I get as I travel is “I am only one person, what can I possibly do to change anything”? When I speak to groups, the number one question I get is “I am only one person, what can I possibly do to change anything”? When I am interviewed, the number one question I get is “Do you think you are really making an impact in the World”?
In order to make something different an action has to happen! Change is a verb!
Lately I have been struck by the extent that powerlessness and hopelessness have infiltrated our societies. How is it that these illusions have managed to gain such a strong footlhold? More importantly, how do we as individuals and a collective, banish these devastating emotions for good?
The answer to those questions lies in defining what power is. According to the dictionary power is the ability or right to control people or things, political control of a country or area, a person or organization that has a lot of control and influence over other people or organizations. Powerlessness is born from the abuse of power, power being used over another to gain something. Bullying. As societies we have lived for centuries with bullies (governments, religions, corporations) whose self-serving agendas lie in creating a submissive, non-questioning society.
There is one more word that needs introduction into this conversation, balance. The dictionary partially defines balance as a state in which different things occur in equal or proper amounts or have an equal or proper amount of importance. What might living a balanced life look like to an individual? Most of us would probably agree that that the human experience of balance revolves around physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual quadrants. If humans were a house we would be four room houses. Maintaining balance could be construed as spending equal amounts of time in each of these four quadrants. Again, most of us can recognize a person that is balanced as being healthy, an unhealthy person as being out of balance. For example, if a person is overweight, there is definitely not enough time or attention being spent in the physical quadrant. There may also be neglect happening in the mental and emotional quadrants. If a person is feeling Spiritually bankrupt more time in the Spiritual quadrant would be a potential fix. Theoretically equal amounts of time spent in all the quadrants would indicate a healthy individual.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Power mongers know that for the most part, we are not a society of balanced individuals. When we neglect a quadrant or two we leave a door open, a door that is filled with shame, guilt, fear, etc. a door, or doors that are ripe for the picking to a power monger. Power mongers will feed on those emotions, creating powerlessness and hopelessness. You might as well have that donut, you’re never going to lose the weight anyways says the donut salesperson. I will feed you a small corruption today, a small corruption that will likely be accepted, and then follow it up with consecutive corruptions until you give up says the government. Give me your personal power and I will sell you whatever illusion you want, I will tell you what to buy, how to look, what to read, how to think says the corporation. Spend lots of time thinking about, making and saving money, indulge the mental room of the house, and I will invade every other room says the 1%. It would appear we willingly give up our power in exchange for the promise of something. Now I feel powerless and hopeless. Power mongers will not hesitate to get a foothold in your house, it is the only way they can influence their will and power over you.
Want to take back your power? Take back your house. Individuals are the only thing that have ever made a difference on this Planet. Get your house in order, tend to the neglected rooms, poof you become empowered! When you become empowered, change, real change becomes a possibility. Find balance, reconnect to your own power and the scary monsters will head for the hills.
Change is a verb. Change is action. Chosen, or forced the only way to achieve change is to act. Are the actions you are taking today creating balance for you, filling all the rooms of your house to overflowing? If you are not satisfied in every way, with every room in your house, how about taking a small step today in the direction of balance? The really big journeys start with a single action. What change will you make today to exit the prisons of powerlessness and hopelessness? When will you be able to say, “I am only one person, I can make a difference and my actions are impacting the Planet for the better”?…
Soulful Up Lifting People~
What is my purpose in this life? I think this could quite possibly be a universal question that each and every human being past and present has asked more often than not. We often search for this answer by asking others, relying on answers from those in robes, or those standing behind a pulpit. We scour the self help books looking for a chapter that feels good, or we look to the heavens and ask for a sign, and believe me I have done all of these. But as my life keeps marching on with time and age without my consent mind you, (funny how that happens) I have realized the purpose of my life is quite simple, but yet very empowering. The purpose of my life is to just be me. Whew, that takes a ton of pressure off now doesn’t it? Who am I? I find if I can just be still with quiet meditation, usually first thing in the morning with gratitude for every breath I connect with “me” my soul. I believe once we connect to ourselves, our true self, our light will shine and people, situations, and opportunities will come. Our purpose is to live, our purpose is to experience living, connecting with our soul, that gut intuition that we need to listen to the first time we hear it that will lead us to a higher vibration ultimately leading to really great things! Wow that was a long, but powerful sentence!
So to sum this up, take the time to connect with yourself through daily quiet time, which truly is sacred time. Our soul is the source of our truth, as it is the portal to the creator. Certainly there are very wise spiritual people on this planet and very scholarly ones too who can give us great guidance, however we all have connection to our highest source within. Love Life. Let your light shine, the genuine light of just being you.
Peace and Love~Leslie Kolovich
Hey there I am Leslie Kolovich! Thursday night we saw some of the coldest temperatures here in the panhandle of Florida. It was Thursday night open stage jam with Nic Turner & Friends at The Green Door Studio Pub and people were having a hard time getting out from under layers of blankets and wishes of having real fireplaces. BUT, the musicians came out, plugged in and brought us another night of incredible music!
Dino Lourdi, my favorite musician from Bali with an infectious smile and passion for music started us off with his smoldering smooth voice and guitar! Next up we had John Wolcott from Omaha Nebraska, and like most people visiting Florida from the northern states for the winter he came in shorts and shoes without socks! He took stage, played original songs and turned up the heat! Great reefer song fyi! Then Joe Fingas on keyboard stepped up with his jam guys including the amazing Josh Carter on guitar, and Cole Trickle on drums and John on bass, the thermostat once again was pushed up, these guys jammed it big time! Next up was the incredible Soul Innerface! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this trio of Aaron Smith, Jeff Pybus and Cole Trickle! Aaron Smith sings original tunes with such soul with a sound that is so unique one could listen all night! The good news is they will be performing at The Green Door for a solo show on February 27th.
Next up was a Daniel Ciffer from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. He has only been in Florida for 5 months, and wait until you hear his voice and lyrics to original songs, impressive! I’m looking forward to hearing more from him! We had another first timer on the stage with Anne Marie singing “Sitting on the dock of the bay”with Dino playing acoustic! Awesome! Looking forward to hearing more from this talented singer! The night ended with everyone on stage for one final jam! Plus MzSoul Stephanie Helms from Okaloosa Sound announcing over the weekend she received a ticket straight to the semi-finals in the McDonalds Sound Off Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana. Thousands auditioned and 250 top vocalist were selected. We will all be able to say we knew her when….So happy for you girl! Lots of Love and break a leg on February 22nd knock em out girl!
Peace, Love & Music!
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