Seeking Praise And Approval…The Desire For Validation.

It’s because Charlie knows you’re always learning. We’re all always learning. The person who doesn’t believe you are not always learning is the biggest fool of them all.

Surely Charlie’s, or even the rest of the band’s “added recognition” not being sought out is automatically gained by the crowd reception at gigs. It is why you guys do what you do too, right? The playing live element? Would you still be slogging away 40+ years later if no one turned up? If no crowds were there to give rousing receptions?

Yes, the ‘hard yards’ are done quietly, without fuss. Of course. But all the elements converge. You may not outwardly look to seek praise or recognition, but without some of it along the way, what other drive is there to keep going? Honestly?

Also within Jim’s latest post was a link to a podcast titled ‘It Takes What It Takes’ – it’s an episode of a series called The Daily Stoic – a compendium to daily email meditations from “DailyStoic.com”. I looked at all the rest of the episodes to see what subjects/topics were being looked at.

Obviously certain titles caught my eye, “You Have To Be Kind To Yourself”, and “Do It Because It’s Right. Not So They’ll Like You”. Yeah…that titled SCREAMED out at me! One – as one I need to employ, two – that this is definitely something Jim himself employs!

One can only assume the mister is subscribed both to the podcast and daily emails? He does seem to like to absorb aspects of philosophy, making passing references to things like The Art of War, Bhagavad Gita, and “Syd Arthur” (sorry, had to have a joke). And he recently quoted Marcus Aurelius in a post.

I can see myself taking a listen to some of these podcast episodes.

660,000 Podcasts? How Am I Going To Know Which Ones I Enjoy The Most?

An article and compendium piece inside the latest edition of New York magazine on all that is podcast…

Click on the individual pics to view and enlarge.

 

Mr Podcast…

The Mister has been talking about Lead Singer Syndrome again today. And podcasts. He does like listening to podcasts. Doesn’t sound like he’d be much company for a hike with, if he’s preoccupied with listening to podcasts, audiobooks and whatnot. Does he actually TALK to anyone? Lol.

I will never stop hoping and praying that one day I’ll get more than just a couple of minutes fleeting chitchat with him and actually get to have a full deep and meaningful – maybe even eventually interview him for the blog. Yep! I know! In my bloody dreams. Why on earth would the man ever want to spend more than a few minutes in my company, or speak to me?

Anyway, I hope to embed a link to a podcast in which he was interviewed for last year as SM was touring North America. I haven’t listened to it yet, but will do shortly.

(Click on the image below to listen to the podcast in question.)
Something for the old lugholes…

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