Be radical in your becoming
an experience of words, music, ideas, and stories. An invitation for you to discover and develop your essential self, being radical in your becoming.
Originality is Overrated
There’s a lot of pressure in our culture to be original. And the self-actualization subculture isn’t any better. It’s probably worse.
Do you have to be an original? What if being original is overrated?
In the music world artists regularly cover other people’s work. Musicians like Jamie Cullum prove that a good cover is a valuable art form, in and of itself.
What many other great artists and individuals know is that filtering another person’s ideas through your own lens can be a profound experience unto itself; can create its own magic.
You don’t cover an original because you lack originality. Rather you play with someone else’s creation as a means of creating yourself.
Join me in this first episode of season two as I talk about my own experience as a musician playing musical covers, share my joy in Jamie Cullum’s The Song Society project, and propose that the pathway of any artist, leader, or parent is to imitate until you originate.
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Jamie Cullum “The Song Society” Rules:
- Find a song you love or are fascinated by.
- Learn and record within the hour.
- No previous preparation allowed.
- Love and live with the mistakes.
Music by: Bright Sea.
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The B-RAD Podcast
Who am I? Why am I here? Does my life matter? What is this all about?
Any of this sound familiar?
Humans have been wrestling with these questions for thousands of years. In my short lifespan, my jump into this stream of existential pondering has helped me find solace, swimming in the currents of spirituality, philosophy, music, creativity, and aesthetics.
These waters have transformed who I am, seeding and sustaining both my conscious awareness and expansion. They've given me clarity in defining and at least attempting to answer these types of questions.
The B-RAD Podcast is all about this transformation, both mine and yours. It’s as much about the questions as it is about the answers. For if the mystery is no longer mysterious then chances are we’ve left the stream in favour of sitting on the shore.
B-RAD is a play on my given name, Brad, but it's also short for be-radical.
When I was a teenager, radical was slang for "cool". Sure, I'd like to be cool (can you hear my kids laughing?), but the classical definition rings more true of my intent.
Radical means relating to, or proceeding from a root, it's about the fundamental nature of something.
The B-RAD Podcast is about digging down to the essence of self, un-earthing the multitude of layers we’ve accumulated over time.
We dive and we dig to reveal this inherent truth that lies within. Once we realize who we have been the whole time, we are then invited to become who we are meant to be, with both radical intent and action.
Who are you really? Who are you becoming? Are you swimming in this beautiful and vibrant stream?