Episode 200: Tom Garland - Comedy Quarantine
Comedian Tom Garland Joins me to help ring in episode 200 of Uncontained! It's always great catching up with Tom and hearing his perspective as a comic of 10 years, a friend of the show since episode 1, and a friend from back in our Iowa days starting out. Wetalk about how his work as a comedian has been affected by Covid. Tom was working on the Hilarious 7 shows regularly, he was also set to shoot a half hour special at the Stratosphere on the Strip with Las Vegas production company 360 Films, which got shut down due to shelter in place. Things could have been worse tho because he was on talk with a cruise ship company to work the cruises, luckily he was not stuck at sea.. We talk about how the world of entertainment is going to change post Covid, especially stand up comedy. Will it be done mainly on Facebook or Instagram or comedy clubs and will the comedy club experience. It's time to plug in your ear buds, this is how Comedian Tom Garland Lives Uncontained!tomgarlandcomedy.comhttps://www.facebook.com/tomgarlandlvhttps://www.instagram.com/tomgarlandlv/Routines Trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxPKlrPghz8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR27ct7yl-0h7nOkQJRgQ2tyVyaGtLj64X9SKImfBcntDnjsMU11TcRnJMY
Episode 199: Priscilla Pfeiffer - Tried By Fire
This week I talk to Priscilla Pfeiffer, a former Las Vegas dancer (think Cirque du Soleil, fire dancing, and snake charming--that kind of dancing!). Unfortunately, she had a forced career change due to a couple blown out knees. But being the type of person not to let fear scare her off (heck, she bought an 8' foot snake for her act before even touching a snake in real life!), it's no surprise that she didn't let the fear of speaking in public stop her from becoming a public speaker/ life coach/podcaster.In this episode we talk about how she made that transition and about the focus of her podcast "Spark Your Inner Fire for the Creative Mind." I had a great time talking to Priscilla and would recommend this episode to all creatives and people going through a transition; whether by choice or because they were forced to. Plug in your earbuds, this is how Priscilla Pfeiffer Lives Uncontained!Website is www.sparkyourinnerfire.comApple podcast: https://apple.co/2Y0oj6FGoogle Podcast: https://bit.ly/2VXnqsMSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3cf5U9s
Episode 198: Sylvan De La Cruz - Finding Your Mentor
This week I talk to musician Sylvan De La Cruz on Uncontained. We talk about how Sylvan he met his music mentor HB Barnum. who was Aretha Franklin's music director for over 20 years as well as Ray Charles'. HB Barnum is a behind the scenes legend as well, at both Motown and Capital Records, and has worked with such artists as Barry White, Lou Rawls, Brian Wilson and even toured with the Beatles before they were a house hold name. Sylvan explains how HB's mentoring has has a profound influence on his musical development. Being a later bloomer as a musician, HB really helped him catch up and grow as a musician.Sylvan was invited to join HB's gospel choir gaining a lot of knowledge from the Choir members, and learned much from the experience performing everywhere from small hot sweaty churches in south LA to Walt Disney Concert Hall. We also talk about how working with the choir he has adapted some of the soulful feel in to his style of music. Make sure you stick around to the end of the episode to hear his track Champagne Overflow. Plug in your earbuds, this is how Sylvan De La Cruz Lives Uncontained!
Episode 197: Langley McArol - Unapologetically Myself
Langley McArol joins me on Uncontained to talk about how he is handling quarantine. These 'Uncontained from containment' episodes have been really fun because you never know where things will go when people aren't able to work on any projects. For some reason they have been longer than the average Uncontained interviews normally are, but that's just how the conversations have been flowing. I had a great time talking to Langley and discovered that we both have a very similar sense of humor and way of dealing with personal issues and traumatic experiences through that sense of humor.Langley shares some great advice about auditions, putting your best foot forward in front of casting directors, and not letting your imperfections get in your head and stop yourself from getting the job. He also shares what he looks for when searching for an acting coach. He believes it's essential to have a good coach and go to acting classes in person (or online like he has to do right now being quarantined). When it comes to chasing his dreams and passion Langley is like a pit-bull chasing after what he wants, so plug in your ear buds, this is how Langley McArol Lives Uncontained!!!!
Episode 196: Hauk Heimdallsman - Make The Music You Want
Musician Hauk Heidallsman, joins me on Uncontained to talk about his new solo album Red Tail Rising! This album came out in February and now that most of us are on an involuntary stay-cation, Hauk is using his time to work on his next album for his other band Black Hat Society. We talk about some of the challenges Hauk has come across recording his new album. we also discus what influenced and helped shape the his new album Red Tail Rising.Like all touring entertainers Hauk was forced to cancel all of his shows until this crazy Corona thing is over. I'm excited for the time when acts can start touring again, because by that time all of these entertainers will be starving to get on the road with so many new creations to show the world. Until the entertainers can hit the road again many are in need of a little help. I am not asking for hand outs for entertainers but if you are in a position that you can afford it please think about actually purchasing some of music that is almost always streamed for free, or by some of their merch. I had to throw that out there before it got bad and we had to bring Sarah McLachlan in to sing a sad song and make you all cry like the ASPCA commercials.Plug in your ear buds, This is how Hauk Heimdallsman Lives Uncontained!!Facebook: @haukrulesFacebook: @blackhatsocietyBandcamp: Black Hat SocietyBandCamp: Hauk
Episode 195: Sami Freeman - Uncontained in Containment
This week Sami Freeman joins me on Uncontained! We talk about how she is spending her self-quarantine, new music she is releasing every Friday, and the importance for a musician to be enrolled in ASCAP, or BMI. Make sure you follow Sami on Instagram @samifreemanmusic so you can catch Instagram live shows with her and other musicians, to help break the boredom of self-containment. Don't miss Sami's track Moments featuring Uncontained guest Nate Salman from Waterstrider on guitar and backing vocals. I'm trying something new this week giving you a sneak peek of the song at the beginning of the episode and then stick around to hear the full song at the tail end of the show. Plug in your earbuds, this is how Sami Freeman Lives Uncontained...in containment!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=2520699Instagram @samifreemanmusicSpotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/6bjZ1e49Fifrw2fe4HzK8whttps://samifreeman.com/
Episode 194: Brett Allan - Open Mic
This week Brett Allan, host of the Open Mic podcast joins me on Uncontained. Fresh off a re-branding of his show. When you tune in to Open Mic, you will find yourself a fly on the wall listening to conversations with some extraordinary people that have reached high levels of success in their field, and no question is off-limits. Some of the guests you will near on his show are, Evan Carmichael, Susan C. Bennett (The original voice of Siri.), and most recently Erik Stolhanske (Borken Lizard). During our interview we talk about how Brett is able to pull some of the guests he gets on his show, why he decided to re-brand Open Mic, and what Brett sees coming next for him and the Open Mic Podcast. Plugin your earbuds, this is how Brett Allan Lives Uncontained!Website - https://theopenmicpodcast.show/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brett.montgomery.3110Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/brettsopenmic/