Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 32: Featuring Randy Sage – Film Producer 

Film Producer, Screen Writer, Director, Photographer, Singer/Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist and Composer. Randy shares his experiences as a song writer and musician, his journey in film making, and the passion that drives his creativity.

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What Is Your Source of Joy?

When your head is cast in bronze, is that when you will finally be happy?

There is a difference between happiness and contentedness. Happy is a feeling, or a showing of pleasure, or of contentment. Contentment is a state of happiness and/or satisfaction. You don’t need to have the emotion of happiness to feel content. There is a major difference.

A teacher once told me, be content in all things, he did not tell me to be happy in all things.

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Mackncheeze Music Video Podcast #12: Featuring Todd Ainsworth 

Todd shares the challenges and process of writing comedy into music, as well as song development, recording process and influences.

Co-Founder of Seattle Country Band, HartWood

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Love and Relationships 

We all know what love is. I won’t even pretend to know what is right for another person. I’m not even sure that the general rules of romantic relationships actually work for everyone. Each dynamic has its own set of particulars which may not even apply to another persons circumstance.


Both love and relationships are the cornerstone of everything we do. There are certainly many different definitions of love. Love can be one of the most intense emotions we can experience, in…

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The Right Questions 

How Do I Know Who I Am?

Are you searching for your identity?

Curiosity is the key to understanding yourself. Asking questions leads to answers which in turn leads to more questions. The more specific the question, the more specific the answer, at least that’s the hope.

The right questions lead to the right answers.

When I set out to to grasp a subject, I assume that whatever provides answers to my questions is of equal value to others. An incorrect assumption? Probably. It is…

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 31 

Featuring Erik Owen Owner of Gig Harbor Audio Eric Shares A wealth of Technical information regarding Audio Components, The history of high Fidelity and The Why Of Vinyl–Proprietor-of-Gig-Harbor-Audio-e1229ah

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 31: Featuring Eric Owen, Proprietor of Gig Harbor Audio 

Eric Owen, Audiophile, Owner of Gig Harbor Audio, shares his expertise in High Fidelity Reproduction, History of Sound Reproduction and Vinyl.

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Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

The Greeks considered the Muses, the daughters of Zeus, goddesses of creativity. They were the source of inspiration for multiple artistic undertakings.

Is inspiration of divine nature, of mystical origin?

I have learned that creating motion, capturing and utilizing process can enhance creativity. Creative inventiveness can be sourced from ideas which may have come about spontaneously or through actual process.

I have heard it said today’s culture seems…

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I think most all of us consider ourselves decent by nature. If we are suffering, it is only natural to seek a reason for that experience. Victor Frankl addresses this in his book “Man’s Search For Meaning”. How do we connect to our environment? Why do circumstances happen the way they do? What is the best way to live? I believe these questions are the basic foundations of why we seek spiritual answers.

As personal as spirituality can be there are immense disparities in belief systems. Be…

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I have spoken to many people who have great levels of success and one of the most predominate statements they make is of gratitude. They have appreciation for what they have, not necessarily dependent on monetary gain. Also, they speak of the path they have followed, the people in their lives and the circumstances they have encountered. Their success takes second wheel to how fortunate they feel themselves to be by being in the position in which they live.

Where did gratitude come from?

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Criticism And Haters 

We all deal with it. Our art is very personal; it is an expression of the depths of our being. Criticism from others has torn me to shreds. Likewise, it has created feelings of inadequacy and anger. Someone else’s disapproval of my abilities impacts my self worth.

Judging involves having an opinion on something, pointing it out to be either good or bad. Criticism, however, is expressing an opinion on something without pinpointing anything good or bad.

On the positive side, criticism can be…

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I’ve heard of this concept called work/life balance. A friend of mine told me his employer taught the concept at an employee work shop. Turns out the job still required a maximum amount of commitment from the employees with little commitment from the employer. So much for balance, as long as the employer gets the lion’s share. Corporate Crap, ad nauseam.

What does balance look like?

Some things I have read about balance:

  • Priorities are clear, know what you are doing and why, executing…
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Mackncheeze Music Podcast # 30: Featuring Christophe Bourdoiseau 

Bassist, Educator, Songwriter. In Podcast 30, Bryan and Chris discuss bands, basses and utilizing what you have in recording. Podcast tracks are are originals songs Chris and friends recorded with stellar results.

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Challenges And Frustration 


It’s part of the deal.

Sometimes there is just nothing we can do about it.  Situations will arise which are completely beyond control. How we react to the challenge is what sets us apart.

There are “tragedies” which happen everyday – I loose my wallet, misplace my keys, the cat refuses to come in, getting stuck in traffic…How I deal with small inconveniences preps me for the big challenges. Yes, I need to work on how I react to life’s little inconveniences. First world…

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What Is Imposter Syndrome? 

So this morning, I’m listening to one of my favorite podcasts, and the podcast host starts talking about Imposter Syndrome. I’m, like, what is he talking about? I had never heard the term.

I Had No Idea

Evidently, Impostor Syndrome is a thought process where a person seconds guesses and may not even believe their abilities, endeavors and achievements are valid. They may envision themselves as being fake; not worthy of titles and accolades which relate to their success and skill set.

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Mackncheeze Music Podcast #29 

Featuring Carrie Akre of Carrie Akre Creative Intuitive Life Coach, Mentor, Educator, Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Global Touring Artist Co-Founder of Hammerbox, Goodness and The Rockfords Carrie’s latest release – Passage

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Mental Latency 

Often times I draw a blank while talking. The pause in thought process seems excruciating, including some mild embarrassment. This tendency is annoying.

I am a highly intelligent human, or at least I would like to think so.

My good friend Jerry explained this phenomenon.


Short timers is a progressive mental state that blocks memory recall in conversation. The brain cells just are not connecting quickly enough resulting in completely blank lapses in the thought…

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