Episodes

Life as a Musician in 2021

April 7, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh announces something special and talks about life as a musician in 2021. Show Notes: Musically Cogitating Podcast Store Twitter Thread about Videos Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogitating Website Musically Cogitating Twitter…

Music and Photographs: An Interview with Leo Mascaro

March 24, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews Leo about content curation, art, and the relationship between music and photography. About Leo: My name is Leo Mascaro, I’m an NYC-based Photographer and Content Curator, interested in productivity, personal organization, and self-improvement. I also run Shuffle S…

Bookclub No. 1: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Pt. 3

March 10, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh and Jess discuss the final part of The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex Booknotes and Outline Musically Cogitating Podcast Bookshop Musically Cogitating Podcast Discord Community Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist P…

Listening to Music

Feb. 24, 2021

In this episode, Ciyadh discusses listening to music and how we can all build deeper relationships with the music that we love. Show Notes: Evelyn Glennie: How Do We Listen When We’re Unable to Hear? NPR Article Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogita…

Bookclub No. 1: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Pt. 2

Feb. 10, 2021

In the second episode of the Musically Cogitating Bookclub series, Ciyadh and Jess discuss part 2 of The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-profit Industrial Complex. Book Notes and Outline Musically Cogitating Podcast Bookshop Musically Cogitating Podcast Discord Community Spotify Playl…

What to do about Black History Month

Jan. 27, 2021

In the episode, Ciyadh discusses how to celebrate Black History Month if you’re an artist, arts administrator, or are just curious in general about how you can better elevate Black voices. Show Notes: What to do about Black History Month as a Artist Blog Post Black music matters: Classical companie…

Bookclub No. 1: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded Pt. 1

Jan. 13, 2021

In the first episode of the Musically Cogitating Bookclub series, Ciyadh and Jess discuss part one from The Revolution Will Not be Funded: Beyond the Non-profit Industrial Complex. Show Notes: Book Outline and Notes Musically Cogitating Podcast Bookshop Ritz Cracker Commercial Bookworm.fm Podcast S…

Guest: Jess Griggs

2020 Reflections and Looking Ahead

Dec. 30, 2020

In this episode, Ciyadh reflects on the podcast so far and looks ahead to exciting podcast things for 2021. Show Notes: * Musically Cogitating Podcast Bookshop Spotify Playlist: Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Podcast Links: Musically Cogitating Website Musically Cogitating Twitter Musically …

Art is a Job: An Interview with Valerie Hill

Dec. 16, 2020

In this episode, Ciyadh interviews one of her oldest friends, musician and comedian, Valerie Hill. Valerie's Bio: Val is a singer, songwriter, musician and comedian, who began performing in various bands in the greater Nashville area, as a teenager. Influenced by the likes of Type O Negative, Elvis…

Cogitating about Trash and Music

Dec. 2, 2020

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about the intersections of art and sustainability and her project, Trash Music. Show Notes: https://www.npr.org/2017/11/30/566927001/the-tree-that-rocked-the-music-industry https://climateclock.world http://www.guitaradventures.com/carbon-fiber-guitars-pros-vs-cons Tra…

Cogitating about the Margins Guitar Collective

Nov. 18, 2020

In this episode Ciyadh talks about the organization she founded and directs, the Margins Guitar Collective, what they do and how you can get involved. Show Notes: Margins Guitar Collective Website Support the Margins Guitar Collective Margins Guitar Collective YouTube Channel Email Address: margins…

Music & Journalism: An Interview with Jess Griggs

Nov. 4, 2020

In this episode of Musically Cogitating, Ciyadh interviews Jess Griggs about the intersections of music, journalism, and justice. About Jess: Jess Griggs has a hard time saying no… which probably explains all the hats she has worn in the music world (from symphony operations to writer to recording …

Questioning and Answering about Diversity

Oct. 21, 2020

In this episode, Ciyadh asks some questions and gives some answers about diversity. Links Mentioned in Show: https://www.thelily.com/black-women-and-girls-deserve-better/ https://www.sphinxmusic.org https://www.nytimes.com/article/breonna-taylor-police.html https://bookshop.org/books/how-to-be-an-a…

What is Community?

Oct. 7, 2020

In this episode, Ciyadh talks about community, what that word means for her, how communities are served, and what is currently happening in the music community. Links Mentioned In Show: https://medium.com/together-institute/what-does-community-even-mean-a-definition-attempt-conversation-starter-9b4…

Cogitating about my Guitar Journey

Sept. 23, 2020

In this episode Ciyadh cogitates about her journey to the guitar and all of the stops in-between . Podcast Links: Musically Cogitating Website Musically Cogitating Twitter Musically Cogitating Instagram Musically Cogitating Facebook Subscribe to Newsletter Email Address: musicallycogitating@gmail.c…

Musically Cogitating Introduction

Sept. 6, 2020

In the first episode of Musically Cogitating show host, Ciyadh Wells introduces the podcast and tells more of what is to come in future episodes. Musically Cogitating Website Musically Cogitating Twitter Musically Cogitating Instagram Musically Cogitating Facebook Email Address: musicallycogitating…

Musically Cogitating Podcast Trailer

Sept. 1, 2020

Podcast Links: Support the show Musically Cogitating Website Musically Cogitating Twitter Musically Cogitating Instagram Musically Cogitating Facebook Musically Cogitating YouTube Musically Cogitating Newsletter Musically Cogitating Spotify Playlist Email Address: musicallycogitating@gmail.com Ciya…