Announcing the Relaunch of Random Acts Radio!

Hello and welcome to Random Acts Radio 2.0–Music to Create To! I’m pairing today’s re-launch of the podcast with the 2014 Biz2Beach summer fun as a way to get you through these hot and humid days and help you achieve your business goals with a rockin’ soundtrack!

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And for those of you who missed last year’s Bring Your Brain to the Beach activity book, you can download your own copy here:

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Now back to the podcast thing…

Creative projects have a way of running their course, usually changing direction a time or two before reaching the end of their road. Sometimes, though, you find a new road for that project and can keep truckin’ along–that’s what happened with my podcast.

What started out as a thematic podcast to add another layer to the comics I was creating obviously hit a bump when I stopped updating those webcomics in favor of working on the cookbook–only so many hours in a day, right? So I switched to general themes, but even that stopped working so well for me after a while so I shelved the podcast, and every time I’d get a download stats update I’d think about how to start it up again. The music wasn’t a problem: finding the point of the podcast was where I got stuck.

Then it hit me: I listen to music almost constantly. If I don’t have something off Netflix or Amazon playing on my second monitor while I work, I’ve usually got a playlist or the radio on. When I’m trying to get data entry done at the office and I’m just not in the groove? I crank up some hair bands from the 80s and 90s or something else up-tempo to keep my fingers flying through the stack of work.

And when I’m creating? You bet there’s music playing. When I’m writing I like instrumentals, things that aren’t going to compete with my inner dialog. When I’m knitting or working on detail work, strummy guitar/singer-songwriter things fit in. If I’m angry or sad, I exorcise those emotions listening to music that fits the mood.

So that’s the new direction of Random Acts Radio 2.o: music to create to. Each podcast will have a different mood or vibe to suit different sorts of creating. This re-inaugural podcast features songs with a beat to keep you moving–be it organizing your to-do lists, powering through some piece-work, or making the commute go by a bit quicker. Maybe you just need to get up and move a bit, work out those wiggles and mental blocks to get on with the project at hand. Either way, these songs making me smile, tap my toes, and bob my head to the beat and hopefully you’ll find a song in there that moves you equally well!

Episode 12: Good Day

Good Day–Natives of the New Dawn
Ordinary Girl–Amy Ayres
St. Frankenstein–Jacob Martin
Wake Up–Bryan Dunn
Mona Lisa–Josh Woodward
Gone Home–Battery Life
Whiskey & Wine–The Anthems
Victoria–Dust Rhinos
Take Me For A Ride–Lea Marie
Jungle Juice–All Crazy
Breakthrough–Bree Rose
Cabaret Fortune Teller–Audra
Digital Monkey–Balkan Beat Box
Go–Mambo Sauce
Raise the Roof–Melora Hardin

My goal is to put out a new podcast twice a month, so be on the listen for the next podcast on or around the 14th of August (ooh, see what I did there? I gave myself a deadline–this is how I work best). I’ve got enough music already selected to get us through the first few months, now I just have to keep up with organizing it into some playlists for you guys! Of course, you can subscribe through iTunes (provided I’ve done the redirects right, if not I’ll certainly get it straightened out) to hear all the new episodes and definitely check out some of our fun themed podcasts of times past.

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