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Mentioned in this Episode: Blog PostTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
PME and I have done 3 other podcasts together. In this fourth episode we talk about what's changed for us, what our best advice is for new creators, and tips to get you started on your creative journey. Everyone should have an outlet that suits them, so if you need a kick of motivation to start you're in the right place.Mentioned in this Episode:PME's Links: Spotify: Instagram: Youtube: Twitter: Merch: Beaver Boys Instagram: Check out the Youtube Video version of this episode as wellTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutube(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
For the two year anniversary of the podcast I decided to go over the history of Getting Psyched and how we got to this point in the show. I also talk a bit about the future of the podcast and where I plan to go from here. Thank you for listening and joining me on this ride. I can't wait to share another year together. Until next time, stay psyched.Mentioned in this Episode:Get Psyched BlogYou can Get Psyched on...InstagramFacebookYoutubeMy WebsiteCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
In The Heights, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a musical that's hit close to home for me and my fiance Ela Perez. We both fell in love with the movie for it's relatable characters, cultural themes, comedy, memorable music, and it's sense of community. In this podcast, we discuss each song in depth and give our personal connections to the story.Mentioned in this Episode:In the heightsGet Psyched YouTube To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutube Checkout my friend and fellow creatorPME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
In The Heights, by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is a musical that's hit close to home for me and my fiance Ela Perez. We both fell in love with the movie for it's relatable characters, cultural themes, comedy, memorable music, and it's sense of community. In this podcast, we discuss each song in depth and give our personal connections to the story. What's your favorite in the heights song?Mentioned in this Episode:In the heightsGet Psyched YouTube To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutube Checkout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Mentioned in this Episode:Jonah's blog:'s podcast:'s Instagram: To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheck out my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)EPISODE TRANSCRIPT:Provided by Otter.aiDJ Psyched  0:07  I'm DJ Psyched, and you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. Let's Get Psyched together.I'm DJ Psyched, you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. And today we're getting psyched with Jonah, we're gonna be talking a bit about writing. So just to start things off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do, and specifically, I guess what you do with writing,Jonah Angeles  0:32  okay, my name is Jonah. I do a lot of things. Writing being one of them, one of my favorite things to do, I publish on medium. So I do poetry and nonfiction pieces. And yeah, I really enjoy writing. It's one of my passions, it sounds really cliche to say that but you know, as a writer, it's important to, to be passionate, I think. And to imbue your work with that passion, because that's where the good stuff is. And I write about anything and everything. on medium I've been writing about, you know, experiences at university, kind of like, pseudo memoir, stuff, I shouldn't say pseudo, like, kinda like memoir stuff, non creative nonfiction pieces, about my time at university to, you know, photography, which is another one of my hobbies. Also, I read about aliens. I've written two articles about aliens. And I'm not some kind of conspiracy theorist. I guess some people might label me that, but I don't want to get lumped into a niche. So I very intentionally write about various subjects. Which I mean, could also be a disadvantage for, for me as a writer on medium because I think it is important to find a niche, or find some, just some comfort zone or some, some field or domain that your readers will expect. It gives your readers something to expect from you, I guess. But with me and, you know, knowing me and my various interests and my ADHD, it's impossible to fixate on one thing, or to stay on one topic for a long period of time. As you probably know. Quite a, quite a divergent thinker. And I jump from one topic to another. And that definitely shows with my writing. But I guess what ties it all together is that I try to write from, from my voice. And that's something I've developed for years is a unique style and a unique voice. Otherwise, what separates my writing from everybody else's writing, right? It's, it's my style and my voice that I've developed over, over years.DJ Psyched  3:15  Nice. And you wanted to say a little bit more about the multi disciplinary aspect, cuz I think that's pretty big for how your writing ends up being. Because I think when you are multi disciplinary, and you do a lot of different things, it kind of shows through in your writing.Jonah Angeles  3:31  Yeah, um on medium, which is, you know, the good thing about publications, or platforms like medium, I don't want to call medium a publication because it's more so a platform for publications and for published writing, and self publishing. I can add images, and header images, and, you know, body images or like images into the body of the text of an article. And oftentimes, they're my own photos and my own graphics that I've designed for the article. So it makes it more my own thing, I guess. And it makes it more of a product of, of, of my multiple disciplines that I practice. So as I mentioned, I'm into photography as well. I'm into Visual Art and graphic design. And I'm also a podcaster I have my own podcast Overthinker's Anonymous. And I shout out my articles on on my podcast. So I guess my, my published works are linked in a way and it's nice to have multiple platforms too, like Instagram, and a medium account, and a Twitter and the Facebook where you can link to all these multiple works. I don't know it's it's nice to have that um, The thing that ties them together, that aspect of it that ties them together, makes them exist in relation to each other. So that it's it's like I'm creating, like a network of works. Or a world maybe, if that doesn't sound too grandiose?DJ Psyched  5:20  No, yeah, no, I completely understand because I think we're very similar in all those aspects like, I definitely am a writer myself, but I don't only write like, I just couldn't either. I don't think I could stop myself in doing just one thing, like I considered briefly to cut myself from the podcasting world so that I could focus on my writing. And I just couldn't do it. Like, I just couldn't give it up. I enjoy doing it too much. And I think that, with that, I end up like, if I pick something up, because I'm very prone to picking up a new kind of art, or whatever, instead of replacing the old stuff, I've learned to just kind of make like everything connected in its own ways. And I think in that way, we're kind of similar, because my podcast and my website and everything, it's all under a similar name. And it's kind of become like a theme, in a sense, although everything is very different. I try to tie it together. So would you say that everything that you do your podcast, the writing, anything else you create, is it all? Like you said, it's like a world so it's all it's all connected, right? Is what you're saying? Like, it's not like, these are separate things that you're trying to do? You're trying to make it one big thing that do you see as a reflection of yourself, do you see as a mission or something, because I kind of see mine as a very small reflection of myself, because obviously, it's not 100%. me, but I like to think that it's also a mission. So like, with your world, what are you trying to create, exactly, do you know?Jonah Angeles  6:44  I don't know exactly. Because I feel like they're all reflections of me. But they're not. As you said, there, there may be partial reflection reflections, they're not like the whole me. I don't want to define myself by what I do. By my work. I've said that many times in the past, that I'm not trying to establish my identity through my through my work. I guess I'm just trying to, like we said on on my podcast on episode 10 of Overthinker's Anonymous, we kind of ended off on the note that the meaning of life is to create something that lasts. So I think that's kind of what I'm trying to do. I, I guess the real answer is, though, that I don't think about it too much. I just do things and I, I don't think about the big picture as much as I think about, you know, what I, every single thing that I do, I put 100% of myself into it. But I don't think about my entire legacy, or my entire body of work as being one thing or one world. But I guess it's my, my content, like, my footprint, or my my I how would you? my garden, maybe my online, online garden of work. Because it sounds better than body of work. It sounds more glamorous, I think having a garden of work. And with a garden, you can have multiple different types of flowers blossoming. And the conditions have to be right, right? The temperature has to be right. You tend to it. And I don't know, I think it's important to revisit it and not just, you know, frivolously throw things out into the void and see what sticks. You know what I mean? I think it's important to preserve what you what you've made, and enjoy what you made and share what you've made. Yeah, because I feel like we live in we live in a world where it's all about content creation, content creation, content creation. And it seems the trend seems to be that you, you make stuff and you just throw it out there and you just kind of forget about it. And you're on to the next thing. That's something I don't necessarily buy when is just like, I believe that these things should last. And if you're not making things that last, you're making things that are just, you know, going to get your attention for maybe five minutes. And then it's on to the next thing and you forget about that Tik Tok or, you forget about that tweet. You know, I don't know I maybe I'm maybe I'm putting too much value into every single piece that I make. But I believe that, you know, we're creating things that are going to be there are going to outlast us. So that's what I have in mind is, you know, the future like posterity. How am I going to be perceived by future generations, by my children, and my children's children, if I have children, or like, by, by by The future. How is the future gonna perceive me? How are, how are the aliens gonna, gonna perceive me? You know, like, what are they going to infer about the life I lived and the kind of person that I was, you know, where my mind wandered? You know, the things I thought about? what I studied? You know, what I dealt with in life? Whatever I've been through?DJ Psyched  10:30  Yeah, that definitely makes sense. And I guess what I'm wondering is then, as a writer, like, do you have any certain goals for yourself? Like, maybe not like in the sense of like, Oh, well, I don't know, in the sense that you like you said, You like to make things that last and are meaningful, do you have any very specific goals? Because I know that you've talked about different writing projects that you worked on? I think you talked about it when we did the podcast together. So is there anything like you would really love to do like, I mean, personally, I read somewhere in a book once, a book I really love, that they said, like writing a book is one of the best things that you could do for yourself and preserving your legacy. Is that something that you also think as a writer, like long bodies of works?Jonah Angeles  11:13  Oh, yeah. 100%. I'm writing a book, fiction science fiction novel. And it's kind of on one level, it's,
Mentioned in this Episode: Find Pat Danger Everywhere: To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheck out my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)EPISODE TRANSCRIPT :(provided by Psyched  0:07  I'm DJ Psyched and you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. Let's Get Psyched together.I'm DJ Psyched, you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. And today we're getting psyched again with Pat danger. And we've done an episode together before on this podcast. So if you haven't listened to that, you should go back and give it a listen. But for anyone who's new to this podcast and to Pat, can you, Pat, introduce yourself?Pat Danger  0:33  What's up, guys? Um, I go by Pat danger. I'm an artist. I'm, um, I don't even know what sound would you say? Um, I think it changes depending on the day, honestly.DJ Psyched  0:44  Yeah. I think generally, it's like you would say like, maybe hip hop, r&b type rap vibes.Pat Danger  0:51  Yeah, for sure. I would say like, I don't know. I've been thinking about this lately, too. I think maybe like, alternative hip hop. Kinda cuz I do get like kind of experimental and do like some weird pop punk shit. Can I curse on here?DJ Psyched  1:05  Yeah. Pat Danger  1:06  All right. i'm gonna curse a lot. Um, so yeah, I'm Pat danger. I'm an artist. I'm from New Jersey. Right now. I'm living in the Catskills. I live in like the middle of the woods. You can't see today because it's cloudy. But I like there's a mountain in the backyard. I'm like, deep in the woods. Like I'm in like the sticks. But I love it up here. I live up here by myself. I just make a lot of music. I know last time I was on here, I probably promised you guys I was making a song every week. But honestly, at this point, I'm making like at least a song a day two songs a day. So I fulfilled that promise to some extent.DJ Psyched  1:41  Yeah, and I'm actually really interested in that. Like, I remember you saying that your whole situation had kind of changed now you're living at this place and you're making music is that like full time venture now because you were in school and working Last time we talked like what what's changed about your life.Pat Danger  1:57  So I think the last time we talked, I was working full time, I was a full time student. And music was more like I've always been super super into music. But I think at that point, music, I have to say that like music was honestly just like a hobby at that point. Like I was working on it. But it wasn't like my main thing. Because between work school, like balancing friends and all that kind of stuff, I had like very, very little time for music. And that's actually one of the reasons I quit my job. Because my schedule was, it's horrible. It was literally I woke up at 4am, I would make breakfast be at the gym at five, I would work from five to 630 I mean, sorry, workout from five to 630, I'd get back to my house, just enough time to shower and like grab a snack or whatever, go to work from seven to 330. By the time I got home, it's 4pm. And my classes started six. So by the time I got home, it's 4pm. By the time I shower and make some food, it's like 545. And my classes are from six to nine. And then I would just go to bed immediately after. So at that point, music was like, it was like the fifth thing I was working on. Like it would be like, oh, now it's just like Pat danger artist, right? That's the first thing before it was like Pat danger guy who works right? Then it's like, Pat danger guy who's in school, then it's like Pat danger goes, whatever. And then it was like down here would be music. And now I can honestly say music is like up here. So I quit my job. My job sucked. It really did. And like the people they were horrible, and like, I don't even want to get into that because that could be like a whole episode itself. But these guys were just like, whatever, I hated it there had no time for myself. So saved up a bunch of money. I quit my job. And I moved up here. My parents have this place in the mountains. They bought this place in the 1970s. And they bought it for like $70,000 They told me, which is for a house. That's nothing. That's how much people buy cars for. So this house is like all paid off. I redid almost everything in here. I'm very handy. Now I just work on music full time. I want to say at this point, besides when I have schoolwork because I am still in school. I'm in my last semester. Honestly, at this point, I work on music, like 15, 16 hours a day.DJ Psyched  4:12  Oh, nice. Wow, you just answered my next question. So I was like, Well, how did you do that? How did you manage to push yourself out to be able to create music full time. But that's awesome. Actually, that's that's a really cool thing that you were able to do. Was it ever like I'm curious, was there ever like a mindset thing where you're kind of maybe worried to quit your job or unsure of it? Or was it just like I'm out of this music is my thing. I'm rolling with it? Like what got you to that point where you're like, I'm ready to leave work to make this my like, thing?Pat Danger  4:41  Um, so there are two things one, again, I don't really I don't want to get into it too much. But there was like, a racist incident at work. And it wasn't with me. It actually had nothing to do with me. But it was one of my like, very, very close friends there. It was some dude who lived in Africa and then he moved here like a year and a half ago. I was very close with him. He was very cool and like some crazy shit went down, where if it happened at any other place, there would literally be a lawsuit. And I tried to convince him to like, not do a lawsuit but like to talk to someone. But he's like the nicest. He's like a monk. He's the nicest guy in the world. He's like, No, I don't want to problems with anybody. But basically, after that, it went downhill pretty quick. Because I'm like, I cannot work for somebody who would allow this, let alone be around people who are like this. So that was a big step. And to answer your other question. Like, how did I know I was ready to do it? I really wasn't. When I went in, I, when I went in, I was like, to tell my boss, I was quitting. I honestly, it was, like, super shaky. My voice was like, like, I had like, a mini panic attack. But um, I kind of just had to force myself to do it. And then again, you get those questions, because I was like, well liked, there and I was cool with almost everyone. So when I was leaving, they're like, oh, like, you know, what are you doing? Which I hate that question in the first place. But it's like, you know, I had to, they're like, Oh, you found another job, whatever. Like, that's fine. I'm like, no, not exactly. So I told him, I was focusing on school, I made up some, I made up some shit where I was like, Yo, I'm failing out of my classes, I really, which is not true. And I'm like, Yo, I gotta really focus on school, I'm sorry, I'm gonna have to leave. And even during that, like when I put it, I did it the right way. I put in my two weeks, but even during those two weeks, I was like, I was like, doubting myself so much. I'm like, fuck did I make the right decision. I quit like a pretty decent, well paying job. And it's easy, whatever. But um, and then even when I got up here, when I like, I live here by myself. So there's no one else here. And I'm not really used to one living by myself to living by myself where like, the closest friend is three hours away. So my first couple of nights up here, super creepy. First off, I'm like, in the middle of the woods, every little crack or whatever I would be like, the fuck was that? Then I got used to it. And like, after that first initial couple of days, I knew I made the right decision.DJ Psyched  7:08  Yeah, that's interesting that it was like, like, it wasn't exactly fully your choice. It just was something you felt like you'd had to do. But that it's working out for you. Would you say that now that you're kind of in it because like, I've been getting your music, and I've been seeing the stuff you're posting, you're doing a good job. So do you feel like maybe even though it wasn't planned, it worked in your favor, and it was kind of I don't wanna use the word destiny with that, like, it was a push, maybe that you wanted to happen. So like, on some level, are you like, I'm glad this happened?Pat Danger  7:41  Yes, I'm 1,000,000%. I'm so glad it happened. Now that I'm working on music full time. I honestly can't even imagine going back to like that job. First off, but almost any sort of job, which is like, I don't know, I've been working my whole life, I got my first job when I was 14. This is the first time I've ever been like unemployed. So it was definitely weird. And like a really rough transition, because I'm usually the type of person where like, I at least have one job. A lot of the times I've been working like two jobs while going to school and all that stuff, too. But um, now that I'm like living this kind of lifestyle, it's, uh, it's cool. I don't know. Yeah, I love it. I can't even imagine it any other way now?DJ Psyched  8:22  Yeah, I find that really admirable, because I'm kind of not in the same position. But slightly similar in the fact that I just left a really good paying full time job, just because it wasn't, it wasn't quite working out for me. And I felt like I wasn't able to do things that I needed to do in my life. And I'm kind of in that gray area where I'm like, oh, wow, that was a decision to make, because now I need to find something else to do some other way to make money. But, yeah, I think that is something that I think a lot of creators kind of feel worried about. I think what the most interesting point you made was that you said that you kind of had to make makeup what
Pme is an independent producer who's been consistently producing and releasing hip-hop type beats for about 3 years now. He's also one of my best friends and has been on this podcast 3 times now. In this episode, we share what we've learned from our 3 years of consistent creating and how these things have helped us grow.We also had a lot of laughs and shared our biggest guilty creating habits. Hit: If you're a long time follower of mine you might've noticed something mildly confusing about my page. And we're giving insight into why we do what we do :)The DIY Series is also going strong on my podcast, and I'm now opening up the scene to any independent creator interested! If you'd like to be on the series you can find more information here: in this Episode:Find PME on...Spotify: learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Description: Have you ever wondered what the meaning of life is? That isn't the question Harold Kushner thinks we should ponder. A simpler (and more manageable) question is "How can we make our lives more meaningful?".In this podcast, Ela and I discuss some of the biggest themes from this self-growth oriented book, including: living by our values, fearing vulnerability, recognizing greed and excess, and finding what brings meaning to our lives (despite the popular views of our modern world).Things get a bit heavy, so I do want to make sure I'm being inclusive and share that this podcast discusses religious views, mainly christianity, and is based on a book that also focuses mainly on american society.Our discussion question this week is: What brings value to your life? What is most meaningful to you?Mentioned in this Episode:Goodreads Book Club Link: All You've Ever Wanted Isn't Enough by Harold KushnerLost Connections by Johann HariMan's Search For Meaning by Viktor FranklTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Description: Be yourself, be clear, and don't be afraid to change things up. This advice might sound generic, but as a DIY creator they can be easy points to miss (especially if you're not paying attention to your mindset). Check out the YouTube video for the podcast, too! Set your mindset toward growth and loving what you do. Because if you enjoy what you do, the right people will love it too.The Get Psyched podcast is finally one year old (as of 2021), and I've changed a lot of things about the show since its release. These lessons that I'm sharing today have really helped me boost my confidence and enjoy what I'm creating to the fullest extent.As for changing things up... I'm currently working on writing and focusing on my mindset more. So checkout where I'm posting new blogs on psychology, mindset, and music every Friday.Mentioned in this Episode:My websiteYou can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Description: Ms Psyched and I are here to talk about 20 of our favorite songs from 2020. In part 1 we're talking about Rina Sawayama, Hayley Williams, Modern Diet, Smallpools, and more of our favorite artists. What were your top songs from 2020? Let me know on Youtube!Mentioned in this Episode:Top songs of 2020 Playlist: learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Description: Philosophy was one of the strangest but most interesting classes I took in college. If you've ever studied the subject I'm sure you understand why. I started reading “The Mortality Doctrine” series in highschool, since the author James Dashner also wrote my favorite book series “The Maze Runner”. And yes, I somehow only now finished this series (having recently graduated college). I don’t remember much about the books from highschool, so I was not expecting it to be as philosophical as it was. What is reality? What does it mean to truly be alive and to die? What does it mean to be good or bad? These are only a few of the questions covered in the action-packed trilogy. In this episode, I’m unpacking all of the philosophical themes that are presented in the book series. And by that I mean… I at least tried to. Did I do alright?Mentioned in this Episode:Goodreads Book Club QuestionTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
Full Description: Getting Psyched has become an essential part of my life, and I recently made the connection between getting psyched and the psychological concept known as ‘Diversity of Impact’. In today's episode, I'll explain how the concept that I learned in Dr. Nacoste’s Social Psychology class can benefit us and our relationships, and what it has to do with getting psyched. During this time in quarantine, this concept can really keep us connected to each other. I encourage you to take a little time to get psyched about something with someone you love. My girlfriend made me realize how special and important that is, and I hope I can help you see why it’s so nice to get psyched and stay psyched.Checkout the Youtube Video for this podcast! Mentioned in this Episode:If you want to hear about Dr. Nacoste, checkout the podcast we did togetherTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
If you know who we are, presumably because you watched the previous podcast, I know what you’re thinking and in response I can only say “yes, we are huge fans of the series too”. Once again, we couldn’t get John and Dave to be on the podcast. They were furious that we 'had the audacity' to ask again. I will no longer be reaching out and I do not want to explain what else John said to us, but I can safely say they will not be in the podcast for the next book either.My girlfriend Ela, and my friend David, spent over two and a half hours trying to make sense of this chaotic story with me. Spoiler alert, we were not able to make much sense of it. And two and a half hours is a long time, so we split this talk into two parts.Here’s part two, and just to cover my legal bases, I'm warning you now: This podcast is full of spiders. If you listen to it, you’re doing so at your own risk. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.Mentioned in this Episode:Ela's Instagram David's InstagramPME Merch Book Club QuestionTo learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)
To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission:You can Get Psyched on...InstagramTwitterFacebookYoutubeCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)Full Description: This morning I did some light reading in bed, then went to the kitchen, drank a nice tall glass of cold brew, and, after feeling like my heart was racing four times faster than my initial wakeup, I went back to my room and turned on my laptop so that I could finish editing today's episode. If I had the motivation to film everything Matt D'Avella-style it would've looked like the morning of a well put together person. Or at least that's what it felt like, i'm sure it looked more like that tired morning dog meme (if you haven't seen the gif, I recommend googling it, it's my favorite). Anyways, that's only because finally organizing a few things has taken the chaos out of my podcasting and morning routine. It just took a couple basic but incredibly helpful tips to get there. Now I'm able to make episodes easier and, hopefully, make them better too. So that's why I made this episode. If you want to feel like nothing can stop you from creating some of the coolest things ever, here are five tips that finally got me organized and even more psyched to do what I love.Mentioned in this Episode:AsanaTo-do-istAirtable
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To learn more about the Get Psyched Mission Click HereCheckout my friend and fellow creator PME On SpotifyEpisode transcript from Psyched: The DIY series was created to give creators of all kinds, a platform to speak about their independent creating processes. The world of creating and being an independent artist has changed a lot in the last few years. And so I thought it'd be nice to have guests on to talk about their stories and share what they think of the DIY scene, their own personal journeys in the DIY scene, and give some advice to people who are joining the scene. So in today's episode, I got to talk to us more and Reese was super cool, raised as a bass player. He's played in a few bands, he's done YouTube things. He's just a creator all around and he was cool. He was thrilled to talk to you. I really love the things that Reese had to say our conversation is really fun to listen back to. So I hope you enjoy Reese's advice and words of wisdom. And thank you for tuning in. This is the DIY segment with rescoring. I'm DJ Psyched, and you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. Let's get psyched about music. And today we're doing another episode of the DIY series. It's been a while since I've had an artist on this series. So thank you for joining me, Reese. Reese Morin here, I'm just going to start with the obvious Can you introduce yourself and just tell me a bit about yourself who you are what you do?Reese Morin: Oh, yeah. So as stated, I'm Reese Morin, a San Diego resident. I'm a bass player, YouTube cover maker, songwriter master burrito roller. Um, so yeah, I just, I feel like that's a pretty good intro to me.DJ Psyched: Awesome, yeah. And I wanted to bring you up here on the DIY series, because I've been watching your YouTube channel for quite a while, like we were just talking about. And I saw that you were a kid in his room covering bass songs. And from what I saw from following you on Instagram, I think you've definitely come a long way in like, from starting your room, doing covers to, you know, playing with your bands and stuff. Can you explain a bit about like, I guess how you got in to music and how you like chose bass and how that kind of went for you?Reese Morin: Yeah. So when it comes to like getting into music, my biggest I guess inspiration would always go to my oldest brother. Because living with him, he was always like a really good guitar player, played trumpet in all of high school and was like, the lead trumpet is like sophomore year of high school. And like that top band, he was just phenomenal. So I always wanted to do something like that. So I forced my mom to give me music lessons. And originally, I was always like, I want to play violin. I don't know why I just thought it was like super cool. I like the concept. But she had this rule that you have to start out on piano. So I did learn how to do that. And then I kind of stopped. And from there, I went to playing trumpet in like fifth grade. And did that picked up a guitar in like seventh grade just because I saw an ad for this game called Rocksmith. And I was like, yo, that looks so sick. And like I can learn how to play guitar. And so I started learning how to play guitar from that game. So from there, you know, try to start a crappy band with my friends as most people do when they pick up a guitar. And this is like Middle School. So when you're Middle School, no one wants to play bass because it's not cool. Sounds like you know what? I'm gonna like, hit up every relative and stuff that I have tried to make some money. And I had this bass picked out, it was like 100 bucks, and I'm gonna buy it. And I'll just see how it goes. So once I did that, I started playing it. I was like, Oh, I can do this. And I can do it a lot better than I can guitar. Just I have big hands and stuff. Guitar wasn't really my forte. So yeah, after that man, I was playing in the jazz band. I got Bass Lessons. And I just kind of connected it with with it on it like a different level. And I believe YouTube videos came after I was in my first band, which was a metal band. We were playing all the classics of Avenged Sevenfold. unrepeated. Nice. Yeah. So I don't know, I always kind of had a fascination with covers, though on YouTube. Because, you know, I feel like in the world of covers, there's two different sides of it, because you have the people like I believe her name might be like Julia plays groove or something like that, where she takes the song and she keeps that original idea of the baseline. But she's not afraid to go on a tangent with it and like, add her own flat, add her own style to it. But there's also the world where I feel like I tried to fit more into where it's like I'm going to show you note for note what's going on. And part of me is like, let's just show you the cool baseline of the song. But it's also, you know, one thing that was a side effect that I didn't realize when I was doing it is people look at these covers to learn how to play songs. So when you do it like that, like, one of my videos, once a month, I got a comment asking for the tabs, because it's not out there. And I guess I got it decent enough. So it's like, it's just an interesting thing in that regard. And, you know, I've just kind of grown musically from there, I guess.DJ Psyched: Yeah, that is so cool. I love Rocksmith, too. I had that game.Reese Morin: That game. I have it. I had it on PlayStation three. And then I got the PlayStation four. And I literally purchased it again, just because I was like, I want to see if it still holds up. And it does. Yeah, I still play that game a lot. But that's awesome. Like that you started that way. So it's like music, like big in your family like you most people in your family play music? Or is it just kind of like your sibling. I mean, my brother, my oldest brother kind of started it. And then I continued and then now my two younger ones have learned music. But before that it was like the most we had was my mom was in like choir in high school. So I guess my brother sort of started the whole trend of musicians actively doing music in the family. That's cool.DJ Psyched: So I'm just curious, like, because you said he started in like metal. And something I've noticed a lot about you is that whenever like you do, like covers or even like the kind of music that you get involved in and stuff from I seen from your Instagram is that you have a incredibly diverse taste in music. But where did that come from? Like, how did you kind of, I don't know, like if you always just loved all kinds of music or is it like through playing that you've learned to enjoy other styles.Reese Morin: Um, I think it's sort of a combo because my dad was always like, typical dad, he wanted to listen to like Billy Joel and country, which for me, it was like, whatever. And my mom was like super top 40. And my stepdad was super into like, Iron Maiden and stuff. So I kind of always had like, at least a little bit of diversity in what I listened to. Because you have to ride in the car with your parents, you have to listen to what they want to listen to until one day, you take control of that ox. But once I started playing, at least like in guitar, my first like, thing that was mine, so to say, was really enjoying like, blink 182 and the pop punk scene, which is where I owe all my musical. I don't know, everything like that I started because on Rocksmith I've played all the small things and I was like, I can play the shit out of this song. And I just kept learning blink 182 songs. And then when I got to bass, it was like Red Hot Chili Peppers for obvious reasons. So I think, you know, the background for wanting diversity in music for what I listened to was always there. But once I started playing an understanding music more I was able to appreciate more so what was going on in the music, and I guess sort of ignore the genre because it's like, if I'm listening to some periphery song like I posted preposition, which I think is a banging song. I can appreciate the same level of music, technicality and thought that goes into it. As when I go and listen to snarky puppies. We like it here album just because you know, even though the styles are vastly different, the the amount of thought and the amount of care that goes into it in my world is the same. And I just like to see what, what goes into that and how I can learn from those.DJ Psyched: That's really cool. Thank you. Thank you. I like that. So would you say, because I think this is something that's kind of neat about like doing music, especially like as someone who who kind of followed in your footsteps and tried to do a little cover thing, because that's that's how I that's how I first like, ever found you online was that I was really into like blink 182 and Green Day and I remember used to post a lot of covers like that. And I would watch yours because I wanted to. I was trying to learn the same songs like exactly like you said, I was one of those people who's sitting there like, I wonder how he learned how to play this if I could play it from his cover. Yeah, I think what's really neat about that, like in playing and cover bands and doing covers is that when I first started playing I think I went at like playing in my room alone for like years like like it was like four or five years of just playing on my own. And I felt like the first few years obviously you progress really fast. You're you know you're getting your hand motions down. You But you're learning chords, you're like really getting tuned with the instrument. But I feel like when you start recording yourself or start playing with others, the amount of growth you get as an artist is just way faster. It's so much faster when you're doing it that way. Did you feel like that?Reese Morin: Yeah, um, I mean, at least for how I sort of went and musically in my head, I think about what bass I used as my main base for like my era's. Um, so I started with
To learn more about the Get Psyched mission, click here.Checkout my friend and fellow creator PME On Spotify(Producer PME has given me permission to use his beat '300k' as the Get Psyched intro/outro beat)Episode transcript from'm DJ Psyched, you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. And today's episode is going to be a lot different than the usual content I've been making and the content from here on out is going to be a bit different. So I thought I'd come on the channel and just kind of talk about why that is what kind of changed and what's going to happen next year. Because I have talked about before in the past that if I ever wanted to change the mission statement, or if I ever saw something different, I kind of wanted to be transparent about it. And so I thought now was the perfect time to do this. Because I have been feeling lately, like, the contents got to change, Something's got to give, I've been changing the system of how I've been doing things, my life changed a little bit. And I feel like if I don't adapt my content to how I'm feeling, it's just going to be coming off a lot less authentic. And it's going to be a lot less of what I want. I want to go a different way about how I'm doing this podcast because I want to get different results from it. And so the questions I've come up with today, the things that I've been pondering a lot lately that made me finally come to this decision was, who is DJ Psyched? Why do I Get Psyched? Most importantly, what do I want from this? What am I even trying to do or create? That's something that I think I didn't ponder enough. When I first started making this podcast, I started this podcast back when I worked with WKNC. And I really didn't know exactly what I wanted from it. Besides the fact that i thought you know, the Get Psyched. Mission sounds really cool. Talking to DIY artist. Sounds cool. Talking about music sounds really cool. I mean, is a radio station. So it all made sense. And it fit and it was cool. And it was fun. The content has always been meaningful to me. And I always hope that like, by doing the work, I was growing as an artist and a creator and that I'd be able to help other artists and creators. And I haven't done a DIY segment in forever. But that was definitely one of my favorite things that I ever did on the podcast, that and the book club. And I'm starting to finally realize why those things meant so much to me, because like I just said, I used to have DIY creators on my podcast a lot, because I thought it was cool to learn from them learn about their experiences and creating. And I thought it made me a better creator. In the end, too. I thought it would help me develop, learn new things, try new things. And I don't know how to say this any more blatantly. Then, by making so many videos and podcasts, I felt like less of an artist and a creator, and just someone who was putting things out. And not that any of my materials ever inauthentic or stuff I'm not psyched about I've loved everything that I put out to this point. But I have noticed that lately, when I release a YouTube video or a podcast, I don't have the time to put into it like I want to. So it doesn't come out how I'd want. I don't feel like I'm really doing the art of storytelling. Sometimes I feel like I'm just getting things out there. And I didn't like that. Because the whole point of the Get Psyched mission was to grow as a creator and an artist and in the passions, I already have not let video taking take over the other passions to the point where I don't even have anything to make videos about anymore, because all I'm doing is making videos. So it's hard to make videos, when I'm no longer just doing the things that making videos was easy for. I don't know if any of that made sense. But long story short, I think that by having this doing a podcast every Monday and having a video every Friday and trying to really stay on top of things, and trying to also make my art better quality and try to come up with better videos, I was actually coming out with videos that were not as good because I would try to do all this stuff to make it really good. And then I'd be meeting a deadline, and then it wouldn't come out quite like I wanted. And I don't really need to do that at all. Like it's really dawned on me lately that I'm the only one putting this kind of pressure on myself. I want to focus on actually doing the things that I'm psyched about. I want to focus on actually curating the art that I'm trying to learn more about and get better. And so I've decided that the Get Psyched mission, it's going to slow down a lot, I realized that I have a lot of passions and hobbies and things I want to make videos about. I have spreadsheets, I have an air table, I have all kinds of things, organizing all my ideas. I'm not going to run out of ideas anytime soon. But I realized that I was also rushing all those ideas, instead of taking the time to slow down, do things little by little I was rushing, rushing, rushing and everything was not coming out the way I liked it. And I felt like I had less time to sit back and enjoy myself because in the back of my mind, I'm always going I don't have a video to edit, don't have a thumbnail make don't have to promote this though. And I guess if this was my full time job, and I had nothing else going on that be just fine. I would be so psyched to spend a lot of time doing that. But I don't quite have that time right now to like devote time to editing and doing all this promoting and stuff. And still having time to actually sit back and enjoy the things that I'm talking about on my channel and actually sit back and like be doing the things I get psyched about on my channel. So I realized that by doing so much, I was actually doing very little. So that's where I see myself right now. I think that if I slow down on just releasing content and focus on actually making sure that the content is stuff that I really care about and that I can spend time doing it and that I don't have to constantly be thinking about making a podcast or a video want it to be the kind of thing where like, I make book club videos, I want to spend a lot of time reading so that these can be good episodes where I talk about books, I can make lists, I can do really fun things with that I can have more people come on and talk of my DIY segment, I want to be able to really put my time into other things. I want to go back to my art. I recently started playing music a little bit lately. And I realized that I completely neglected that hobby while I was making these videos. And while I was trying really hard to do this thing, I've haven't been writing as much lately. I don't have all the time in the world right now, like I said, and I can't put my 100% of my time into this. And I realized that by doing so much, I was doing so little. And that's basically the whole point of what I've been saying here. So who is DJ Psyched? Why do I get psyched, I love doing things I really do. I love trying new things. And I found that some things that I've done in my life have made my life better. I really love working out that was something that was really impactful. To me, reading made a huge difference in my life. And that's why I make content around that kind of stuff. Because working out reading all these little things I talked about, they made me better. And so I'm hoping that by sharing cool books that I like with people that that it'll get people that were like me, I hated reading. I hated reading when I was a kid, I never read, I didn't have a good reading level. And then in college, like literally, not even two years ago, maybe like a year, year and a half ago, I decided I would try reading and it was amazing. It was so fun. And I think it did a lot for me. And that's why I want to talk about reading with people working out was the same way I didn't really work out until sophomore year. And I think working out has been a really cool outlet for me. And it's really helped me. And that's why I want to talk about these things. And I don't want to just keep making content about things when I feel like I'm just kind of on this weird hustle and grind. And I'm not doing all the things I want to do, which is why I'm re evaluating the Get Psyched mission. And I'm just gonna put out podcast every Monday, if I do come out with a video, it'll just be random. I'm not gonna like force myself to come up with a video every Friday anymore, because making random videos really isn't what excites me anymore. I want to do the things I want to spend my time making music, I want to Get Psyched behind the scenes, I want to do these things. And something that is also very big for me as DJ Psyched as lean as whoever you want to call me. I love sticking to my values. I love living a life that I feel is meaningful and impactful. And I'm actually following my values and I value spending quality time with friends and family. I value my health, I value constantly trying to grow because I know I'm not perfect. I can improve all the time. There's all kinds of things I could do. I want to be doing things that are meaningful. I want to make sure that everything I do is impactful. And I want to make sure that I'm intentional about things that I do. I want to be intentional about how I treat people around me. I want to be intentional about the content I create. And I want to be intentional about how I'm living my life. And I feel like lately I haven't been intentional in the right ways. I haven't been mindful enough to step back and be like, you know, maybe even though I do want to do this getting psyched thing, even though I love making videos, maybe right now is not the time to go full force doing a video every Monday and video every FridayAnd this is just a really long introduction to what I'm hoping is a different chapter and how I approach making content a different chapter in how I approach creating and this mission, because
Get Psyched intro music was created by PME, used by permission. Find PME on Spotify. DJ Psyched's structured blog post DJ Psyched's YouTube video on Staying Healthy During Quarantine. Episode transcript from'm DJ Psyched, you're listening to the Get Psyched podcast. And today I'm super psyched because I'm talking about something I have been wanting to talk about forever. How to stay fit and healthy in quarantine. What does that even mean? Why is it so important? And how do we do it, I just want to encourage people to try and think about this a little bit. Because I think that there's definitely been an interesting culture around quarantine, we're all trying to get used to it, we're all trying to understand it. We're all trying to develop our lives around this quarantine, especially because we don't know how long this kind of thing will last. And as we're going in developing, the world is changing. We all remember when this started, everyone was going out and getting way too many groceries and buying up all the toilet paper and everyone's doing things very different now. The world looks very different. And we're all kind of settling into quarantine. That's why I think this is a really great time to talk about this staying fit and healthy and practicing wellness in quarantine, because we don't know how long this kind of thing will last. And it's important for us to take care of ourselves. And I think mindset is everything, especially on a group level, we're heavily influenced by the people around us. So the messages that are being put out about quarantine, we got to be careful about what we're saying, we got to be careful what we're spreading online, we got to be careful as a group, how we're thinking of quarantine and how we're thinking of how we care for ourselves in quarantine. And so I want to bring into the conversation, talk about taking care of ourselves and practicing wellness in all aspects of our lives physically. and mentally. I think that this is the most essential time to practice taking care of both of those things, physically taking care of ourselves is our only defense against this thing aside from you know, keeping our distance and being safe. So it's important to practice that. And it's also really important to take care of our mental health, because it's even harder to manage that kind of thing. When you're socially isolated a lot when you're dealing with something that's really stressful. The whole world is going through this right now. And it's very stressful. It's taxing on our minds. And it's hard to deal with because we don't have people the same way that we used to. And so I think it's really important to do this. But I'm not just here to talk about why this is important, though, I want to talk about real tips that I've been using and tips that I've thought of that could really help in staying fit healthy and well in quarantine. And I think this is really important. So I hope you can utilize some of these tips. And I think this is a really important discussion. So if you think of anything that I don't think of, definitely let us know in the comments below. Hit me up, I would love to hear what you have to say. And before I start this, I'm gonna say there are a lot of people online who are a part of this discussion in a very good way. I think people like every damn day fitness, I think swole enormous, they've got the right idea. So those are some people that if you listen to this, and you want to find people who have similar messages, I do think that those two are doing a really good job at talking about this right now. So let's just get into it. Here are a few tips of how to take care of your health and wellness during quarantine. First and foremost, I want to say that physical health and mental health are largely controlled by three things, what we eat, how we sleep, and what we consume. I think these three things are really essential in health, there's a lot of other things that go into health. But those three things are such key to being physically healthy. And in helping our mental health. We need to sleep the proper hours, it helps with our immunity, it helps keeps us alert. And it also helps in our social well being and it helps balance mood. So that is a huge one. And also moving getting moving, getting your body getting some exercise, it's good for you, it's good for building your cardiovascular system, it can help with your breathing and your resting heart rate. And it just makes you healthier overall. And then of course what we're eating, we got to be careful to make sure we're consuming the right things, eating the right kinds of foods, getting the right kinds of nutrition, getting the right vitamins, and minerals, all that stuff will benefit our health. So those are three areas I'm really gonna focus in on here. Like I said, eating is a big thing. So I think it's really important when we're in quarantine, to practice things that'll help make sure that we're eating well, a lot of people when this first started, it was like a group mentality that "okay, we're in quarantine, get anything you can from the grocery store, get all the stuff and everything was wiped off the shelves and it was hard to come across good food." Sometimes in some stores, I went to plenty of places that didn't that produce and meats and all that. But we've gotten to a point in quarantine, where that's really not seem like an issue. I mean, at least in my area, I'm able to find good food, everywhere I go. I'm not really scavenging for food anymore. I can go on regular grocery shopping trips, of course, being careful and wearing a mask and not going out too much. But I am able to go on those weekly or every two week trips and get things that I need. So making sure that when you go to the grocery store, you're picking out the right foods, you're not in that mentality of Yeah, I'm going to do whatever I want. Because we're in a pandemic. We've been in this for a while. We don't know how long we're gonna be in quarantine. And we got to focus on our health. So it's not just about, let's just eat what we want because we're in quarantine. Let's think about it as like this is an important time for me to take care of my health. What can I get and now that I have access to really good foods, what should I get and this is my tip for that. If You're going to be at home a loy . If you're someone like me who works at home, and does everything from home and you're always at home, make sure to only bring good things into your home, you can't really be eating things that you shouldn't or consuming things that you don't want to be consuming when you're bored, if you don't bring it into your house, that's a huge tip for weight loss in general. And during this time of quarantine, I think it's important to remember that if it's not in your home, if it's much harder to access, then you'll be better off. So don't bring things into your home that you don't want to be eating if you're trying to eat better, but you're like, oh, but I'm at home all the time. And there's that tempting thing in the kitchen. Don't put that thing in the kitchen. That's my number one tip on that. But also make it fun for yourself. If you are stuck at home and you feel bored a lot. Maybe you don't know what to do with your time or you're starting to get tired of doing the same old activities. Try and cook, buy whole foods, buy things that you'd have to cook from scratch and build up and cook them. Make these meals yourself. So you know what's going in them learn a little bit about nutrition in your downtime, so that you can make yourself things that you can feel proud of when you eat and you're like, Oh, I'm eating this. I'm nurturing my body. And I know I'm doing something good for myself, it really does feel good to like cook a new recipe and be like, dang, this tastes amazing. I did a good job. And I know this is gonna be good for my body. So try new things, explore new things, get some groceries, spend your time thinking about recipes, maybe order a recipe book online or something get involved in that make it a part of your quarantine experience. My next biggest tip for anyone who's really struggling right now, whether you're stuck at home alone, or you have a few family members around you something that's really hard right now on people is the lack of community that is difficult, it's very hard thing to get around. There is of course things like you know, FaceTime, or Skype, you have access to any of that stuff, it can be really neat to talk to your friends or family that way. But there is still this lack of genuine community that can make a lot of things really hard on us, right? Aside from just the fact that it can be lonely at times, it can be hard, if you were the kind of person who went to the gym very regularly, maybe you went to group fitness classes, maybe you were the type of person who really made your fitness a partnership thing, a group thing, it could be very difficult to now be alone. And now you have to figure out like how you're going to motivate yourself on your own without that community. And this is what I have to say join an online community for fitness. There are so many places for free. There's so many people who very much for free, who are promoting really good healthy habits, who are promoting wellness, who are constantly posting about this stuff. And if you are spending a lot of time on social media, then maybe having things in your feed that you think are helping your goals, things that are making you feel like you're a part of something again, that can be really helpful. If you didn't have the money and you don't want to join a community for money. There are plenty of communities where you could just go on YouTube watch videos, everyone in the comment section is talking about this thing. Or you could go on Facebook and find a group you could go on Reddit, whatever your thing is literally anything you can probably
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