Dec. 30, 2020

2020 Reflections and Looking Ahead

2020 Reflections and Looking Ahead

In this episode, Ciyadh reflects on the podcast so far and looks ahead to exciting podcast things for 2021.

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[00:00:00] Hello, everyone. Welcome to this episode of musically cogitating, a podcast about the relevance and importance of living and contemporary music of all kinds and about how the music impacts our everyday lives. I of course am your host siyad Wells. Thank you so much for joining me here today as always.

[00:00:41] Any important and relevant links will be mentioned in the show notes. And if you are enjoying the show, please subscribe on your podcast player of choice and maybe even share it with a friend. So in today's episode, I'm going to just do a little bit of a [00:01:00] 20, 20 Roundup, and also look ahead to 2021. Cause I know that's what we're all really trying to do right now.

[00:01:10] I initially started this podcast because, well, I love podcasts and. I've realized this about myself, that I love to create the things that I like to consume. And so this podcast was born. I wanted to share and have deeper conversations about music and art and what that means to me and what that means to the lives of a lot of other people.

[00:01:39] And of course, this podcast isn't exclusively. About any one genre or style of music it's really open. It's really broad. And it's been really great so far for it to be that way. Art and music of course are really important [00:02:00] and are part of our lives and our world. And I want to continue to have deeper conversations about that, about that impact and influence.

[00:02:09] And this podcast has really enabled me to do that so far. And I just really loved you in this with you all, every other week. It's been great to get your feedback. It's been great to talk to you all. And I just love it. So a few 2020 milestones for the show started the show in September of this year. This is the ninth episode, excluding the podcast trailer.

[00:02:38] So far, I've done seven solo episodes and two interviews with great friends. We are approaching almost 300 downloads. So thank you for that. We've launched a social media accounts and a community there posted for blogs to accompany the podcast. And again, overall, I just had [00:03:00] a really, really great time.

[00:03:02] Doing this, and it has been so much fun. And I'm so, so glad that I decided to start up this podcast in this year of 2020. Looking ahead. Of course, I have lots of exciting plans for 2021. I am planning to continue with this biweekly schedule, of course, hoping to publish more, but at least know that you'll be receiving something in your podcast player.

[00:03:34] Every other Wednesday, I will be doing more. Interviews. So look out for that. That's going to be really exciting. And with my regular co-host Jess, we will be doing at least four books as part of the musically cogitating book club. More on that in just a moment. We will be [00:04:00] sharing more on our various social media platforms, specifically Twitter and Instagram.

[00:04:06] So there'll be behind the scenes. Didn't parts of the show and other music stuff, because I want to start sharing more stuff about music. Dive deeper into more relevant and timely topics. Something that I'll be doing posting at least two blog posts a month on the musically cogitating blog, which you can also subscribe to if you haven't already, uh, but you can subscribe to the newsletter, which will be coming out monthly, where there'll be like a Roundup of all of the podcasts going on on for that particular month.

[00:04:38] And anything else. Another thing is you're the first to hear here of course, is that there will be some musically cogitating merge. There'll be at least one piece of merge. Or a merge product coming out in the spring. And if you hear this and [00:05:00] you're the first person to get it right, you will get a free version or thing of whatever it is that I start selling.

[00:05:10] So be on the lookout for that. That'll come out sometime in the spring or Q one as the business, people like to say. We will be at some point, launching more of a membership program over on buy me a coffee, but you can, of course now support the podcast on buy me a coffee through a one time or a regular recurring monthly donation.

[00:05:38] And there will be videos. There is, of course, the musically cogitating YouTube channel, where you can also listen to this podcast and I'm hoping to do video recordings of some of the feature interviews. So be on the lookout for that as well as I think that'll be a really cool way to interact and see, [00:06:00] uh, how the show is made and what it is.

[00:06:04] Just a little bit about upcoming episodes. I am super excited, excited the word of the day here for the first podcast episode in the music, we caught shading book clubs series, which will be. The revolution will not be funded beyond the nonprofit industrial complex. And that will be out on January 13th.

[00:06:26] Of course, regular co-hosts Jess Greggs will be joining me on that show where we will discuss this really eye-opening text. It gives a great perspective on the nonprofit industrial complex, what that means. And we give a lot of commentary about what we think that that means for people who work in the arts and non-profits, so it's really, really great.

[00:06:49] The book is in three parts. So the first part will be out on January 13th. And if you'd like to purchase the book and read it ahead of listening, you can do so [00:07:00] using the musically cogitating podcasts. Book club bookshop affiliate link. So if you purchase a book using that link, it costs you nothing, but the podcast does receive a small commission.

[00:07:14] So again, you don't pay any extra. It's just that we receive a little bit and that helps keep the show co helped. Keep the show going. And our notes will be published alongside that episode. So if reading the book is not something that. You know, you really are interested in doing quite yet, but you still want to kind of know, get a little bit of a more in-depth look into the book.

[00:07:41] We will be publishing our notes. So that'll accompany that episode. Of course, this is a show about music. And if you have not already heard, you can find all of the music recommendations [00:08:00] from previous shows and the musically cogitating Spotify playlist, which is linked in the show notes. And my recommendation for this week is going to be.

[00:08:14] Terrorists Martins, latest release, which I believe is called Vanguard. Of course it will be in the podcast playlist, but it's a real, really, really awesome, awesome album. Well, I spent my Saturday night listening to it, so that was a lot of fun. Well, don't forget to follow the podcast on social media. That is Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

[00:08:37] Of course you can visit the musically cogitating website as well, which is updated. Rather frequently, we also have newsletter, which you can subscribe to you where you will receive some additional bonus content about the show. That'll be coming out at least once a month in 2020. Like I mentioned, if you're listening to this episode on Apple podcasts, please give [00:09:00] us a like rating your review as it helps me to make the show better and you can support the show on buy me a coffee or using the support, the show.

[00:09:10] Link in the show notes where you can leave us a little bit of a donation one time or recurring. Of course, no pressure is just something there. Um, if you are able and so that is all today. Folks, I will be back in two weeks or I should say, uh, Jess and I will be back in two weeks with the first episode in the musically called shading become series until then.

[00:09:38] Bye-bye.