Christine Holbert talks about the merits of a local small publishing operation.
LOST HORSE PRESS
105 Lost Horse Lane
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Christine Holbert talks about the merits of a local small publishing operation.
LOST HORSE PRESS
105 Lost Horse Lane
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
The week you really get a peek inside of my process. The show notes are simply my script notes. And if you have listened you will know I am putting out a call for help from you. I have taken my Spring Break and now wanting to move forward in the best possible direction.
I’VE HAD THIS THING FOR COMMUNICATION SINCE LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER I THINK but my age that could be 20 minutes but really I’m just talking about my childhood memories.
WRITING AND PLAYING SONGS PLAYS A BIG PART IN MY ENDEAVOR TO COMMUNICATE
ALTHOUGH I MUST ADMIT I AM VERY SHY ABOUT WHERE AND WHEN I WILL PLAY MY MUSIC.
So now, I’m a podcaster. Sharing my passion for all things new and avant-garde. I love our little community radio station, it feels like I’m in the living room talking with my family. And on a wider scale I love my big bigger family folks from faraway places like Australia, Malasia, Spain, and even China has downloaded some of my podcasts. The miracle of the World Wide Wed. –we are all family.
So here I am kind listener, I’m not sure what this fork in the road is, a turning point, a stopping point, or just reevaluating what the heck I’m doing and recalibration my focus. I do know that change is inevitable all things are changing all the time, and this podcast is no exception. I do know that your input will play a major role in what direction thinking outside of the box is going. I’m interested what ‘floats your boat’ in regards to radio or Internet media?
My e-mail Ken at bountifulproductions.com.
For me, it’s a balance between information and entertainment, and we can be informed and entertained at the same time. The other part of the balance has to do with what type of information I’m letting you know I’m looking to let into my existence. Do I play the role of the monk on the mountaintop and sit in peace and meditate on world peace or Do I play the role of the gnome Chomsky type person shining the light on perceived injustices and atrocities.
Yes I have been thinking on this for a bit of time, and some of you know that I’ve taken a break from new interviews the past two weeks. This morning I got up and Googled save the world’s complex. Why? It’s on my mind, and it plays a big role and not only this podcast but my day today interacting with the world. YES I KNOW, I AM NOT GOING TO SAVE THE WORLD. BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT IT’S A BIG PART OF MY PERSONAL MISSION TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN. MAYBE THIS SONG FROM 1968 PLAYED A ROLE IN MY EVOLUTION, FRANKLY I DON’T REMEMBER JACKIE DESHANNON, BUT HERE SHE IS AND THEN TRANSITIONING TO A NEWER VERSION WITH ANNIE LENNOX AND AL GREEN
You can find both of these songs by doing a YouTube search, or go to my show notes at bountiful productions.com/spring break is over.
And the world would be a better place for you for me
GOOGLE “SAVE THE WORLD COMPLEX”
BUT DON’T WE ALL WANT TO BE A PART OF MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
A messiah complex (also known as the Christ complex or savior complex) is a state of mind in which an individual holds a belief that they are, or are destined to become, a savior. The term “messiah complex” is not addressed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), but symptoms of the disorder closely resemble those found in individuals suffering from grandiose delusions (GD) or delusions of grandeur. This form of delusional belief is most often reported in patients suffering from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Little is known about the disorder, but it is believed that as many as 10% of the population may hold similar beliefs in one form or another, though not significant enough to warrant a diagnosis.  Examples include Jim Jones, David Koresh, and Inri Cristo.
For my listeners who don’t know me personally, in case you haven’t guessed, I’m from baby boomer generation. Frankly I relate more to Gen X Y, Rainbow, Indigo children. I guess that’s the wonder of not just radio but of the reality that you are as young (or as old) as we think. It’s an inside job.
Now I am drawing from quite a few years of living learning, hard knocks, broken illusions and plain old trial and error. I’m telling you this because I did spend a good portion of my younger years as a “doomsday Messiah”. Basically I stayed very well informed on all the world news I knew about every conflict going on especially the ones the US was involved in. Did I make the world a better place, it’s questionable. I would say it was sometime in the late 70s or early 80s it dawned on me that making the world a better place started, and ended, with working on making me a better person. I’ve spent a lot of time in introspection, attended countless workshops, and I’m still climbing the mountain. I have become clear I’m one thing, and Michael Jackson wrote a song that helped me with this process.
I’m Starting With The Man In
I’m Asking Him To Change
And No Message Could Have
Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World
A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself, And
Then Make A Change
Credits for this week’s show with links to YouTube versions of their songs.
Jackie DeShannon : Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Annie Lennox and Al Green: Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror (With Lyrics)
Below a link to Breath in love from the album Walking on Water
Re Engage Your Creativity (and spark) through Songwriting
Sandpoint, ID Mar 26-30
Why I Teach this Workshop
I spent 20 years in video and film writing, producing and directing; advertising, and creative direction. I’ve produced AIDS educational videos and tough messages around those living with the disease, and I’ve led Change Management for employees of large corporations going through difficult transitions. I raised three sons, two with autism. And I have written and performed songs all along.
These life situations have helped me develop emotional sensitivity and observation, and a willingness to expose my inner truths and vulnerabilities. I put this to use in helping people realize their creative potential through song writing.
I have a talent for relating to people in ways that help them feel safe, while helping them to rediscover their own brilliance and creativity. For some, that process is directed specifically toward the creation of songs. For others the song writing exercises result in a process and an experience that is transferable to a host other areas of their lives and careers.
I love doing this and seeing the difference I am helping people make for themselves. It is an experience that will change your idea about your creative abilities. You will move from fear to fascination. You will remember you can do anything.
With someone to constantly remind you that anything is possible, you’ll let go of what is keeping you from creating everything you want to create.
In this breakthrough style workshop, you’ll imagine your possibilities, and then discover how to consistently say yes to them.
Reengage your Creativity through Songwriting will help you:
During the 5 days of the workshop:
Lyric writing is a powerful tool for reengaging with your truest self. In the workshop you’ll take a deep emotional dive to turn feelings and thoughts into lyrics. As you do this, you’ll gain insights about your beliefs, fears, past pain, dreams, passions, and intuition. Writing in this way, you rediscover the truth about who you are, and your most positive qualities shine through. You will be more inspired every day and led by intuition. When you dig deep and see your truth, your life is positively transformed.
Playing a musical instrument is not required, but if you have one bring it. Dress casually; we will do some dancing and moving.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Thank you, Dawnya for your guidance, inspiration and encouragement. You are going to be the midwife to the birth of many great songs. Heather McElwain
Through this workshop I unkinked my creativity and let it all go. Sally Dennison
Every community that embraces Dawnya will benefit greatly from a creative blossoming of compassionate connections. Richard Koob
Dawnya created a safe, fun, vibrant space which kept me wanting to come back for more. I never expected to write a song that I’m so proud of. Kay Furse
Your song writing class was the most amazing and infectious class that I have ever taken. Not only did you teach us that all people can and should express themselves freely, but that it’s ok to think and sometimes act like a little kid. Dawnya you are a spectacular, nice, smart, and determined person and song writer. Julia Buchanan (Forrest Bird Charter School student)
Dawnya created opportunities for us to see how creative we are, and then offered us tools to craft these newly revealed self-expressions into something honest and professional. Jenn Brooks
This workshop is for anyone who has been putting off doing something they truly want to do. Tim Martin
As a performing songwriter, Dawnya brought chutzpa and her own touching story which was an infectious agent of transformation for the rest of us. I felt open and safe. I loved watching others in the class break out of their self-imposed walls. I would recommend this workshop to anyone who has felt that their inner artist was squelched over the years. Mora Judd
When I first walked into your Songwriting Workshop, there was an air of joy and creativity which let loose in bursts of laughter and self-expression. I enjoyed how you simplified our song writing process while maintaining creative freedom. Bryan Nova Brey
Sign-up now for the course coming up March 26 – 30, Sandpoint, Idaho
Cost $495 Pay on PayPal
TEACHING/TRAINING EXPERIENCE Reengage Your Creativity and Intuition – A Songwriting Workshop Sandpoint, Idaho – Oct 2012 Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Puna, HI – Nov 2012 Forrest Bird Charter High School in Sandpoint, ID- April – June 2013 Actors’ Workshop – Co-owner with Mike Pace, long-time host of Powerball Taught a variety of film acting classes to adults and children – Des Moines, Iowa 1995 – 1999 Taught acting as part of an after school program for middle school youth – Des Moines, Iowa 1996 – 1997 SONGWRITING Writing and performing full-time 2005 – Present Walking on Water – CD of 13 original songs 2007 – 2008 Our Mother and Unknown and All Alone – singles 2011 and 2012 As a songwriter, I believe that as I expose my truest self, and communicate that exposed truth with emotional integrity, I create a deep connection with listeners. This is my lyrical approach. Through membership in ASCAP (American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers) and NSAI (Nashville Songwriter’s Association Int’l), and a myriad of books, I have learned about the business of songwriting. Studying music production through Berklee College of Music to round out my technical songwriting abilities. PERFORMANCE PERFORMING SONGWRITER 1992 – Present Solo act performing originals and covers in the Northwest US, 2005 – present. Opened for the Clumsy Lovers, played at gigs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. The Heaters, an R&B band in Des Moines, Iowa 1992 – 2002 We opened for Tower of Power, the Fifth Dimension and played hundreds of gigs in Kansas City, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Minneapolis Jazz combo in Des Moines, Iowa 1994 – 2002 Governor’s events, glitzy fundraisers, and appeared on several telethons including two national Easter Seals telethons. VOICE OVER TALENT – 1992 – present Lava Mountain Video Game, Radio, Books on “Tape” and film VO for hundreds of commercials and jingles including McDonalds, Napa Auto Parts, Iowa Lottery, Powerball, political candidates, Hy-Vee (National grocery/pharmacy chain), Anderson-Erickson dairy products, Wal-Mart Garden Center, BH&G TV, the Des Moines Playhouse, and many others. ACTOR: On-Camera talent 1992 – Present On camera talent for training videos – Employee Assistance Program, AIDS Project and Easter Seals. Was spokes-model for Anderson-Erickson dairy products and Ruan Grand Prix. National TV commercials for Chevrolet, Magazine Source, and Powerball. ACTOR: Stage Productions Red Tape, Panida Theatre, Sandpoint ID and Interplayers, Spokane, WA 2010 Jesus Christ Superstar, Des Moines Playhouse, Des Moines, IA 1994 Oklahoma!, Fridley Community Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 1987 DISC JOCKEY KPND Triple A Radio, Sandpoint, Idaho 2005 – 2007 KFMG Triple A Radio, Des Moines, Iowa 1993-1995 RELATED EXPERIENCE PRODUCER (songwriter, singer, producer) Co-Produced Walking On Water, my first CD of all original tunes – released Sep 2008. You can listen at http://dawnyaclarine.com or http://dawnyaclarine.bandcamp.com Produced Our Mother (included on Pete Seeger’s environmental fundraising CD) and Unknown and All Alone a single written for my autistic son and in support of Autism Awareness STUDIO P2 – Owner 1993 – 2000 Directed and coached actors of all ages in film, video, commercial and industrial projects – Des Moines, IA RESIDENCIES KALANI OCEANSIDE RETREAT, Puna, HI November 2012 – awarded a month-long residency on songwriting and performance merits. As part of this residency I created the songwriting workshop which enhanced Kalani’s educational/class offerings and allowed me to immerse myself creatively and compassionately in the community.
Today we talk about one woman’s life journey and how music and songwriting in particular has helped her on her path .
Dawnya is a Northwest Singer, Songwriter, Mother and Facilitator (among other things) and she shares with us how the process of songwriting can transform and enlighten our lives.
Dawnya presents workshops on re-engaging your creativity through songwriting. Below she describes some of the benefits and below that find links to her bio, more workshop information and some of her songs.
Here are some of the benefits
We are reviewing and commenting on a National Geographic special which is called “Beyond the Movie, The Lord of the Rings.
You may be steeped in the lore of this epic novel by JRR Tolkien or not. It matters not because today we bring to light some analogies and similarities through the ages, along with some lessons to be learned from history.
It was brought to the screen by Peter Jackson in a 6+ hour trilogy. Today I am going to be reviewing and exploring some real world parallels that this 57 minute National Geographic documentary.
I should start with Peter Jackson who produced the movie trilogy. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with “Thinking Outside of the Box”, well, in our world at T double Oh! TB we know that if you hold the vision like Peter Jackson did, and hold the intent it will manifest. This is a stellar example of the adage “Thought becomes Form”!
This week we have a lot of people to thank on our show credits today. As I said in the intro I am reviewing a National Geographic special called “Beyond the Movie– Lord of the Rings”:
It was Narrated by Phill Crowley with Peter McHugh and Oliver Muirhead. We never heard Peter Jackson’s voice but he deserves a huge shout out for following his passion and putting it into making an epic novel into an epic movie,
Among others you heard the voice of Ian McKellen as Gandolf, and discussing Benjamin Franklin was Prof. Michael Zuckerman of the University of Pennsylvania. You also heard Prof. Michael Droat who is a Tolkien an expert.
This documentary can be viewed on YouTube here: Beyond the Movie– Lord of the Rings
I want to express my gratitude to Peter Lucht for composing and playing our theme music, and this week Dino Dogen for contributing the upbeat intro music especially for this show. Let us know if you like it!. Cheri Calvert of Cheri Calvert.com is there in the background performing her web design magic, and a big shout out to radio station KRFY Panhandle Community Radio for moral and technical support.
Kirk Miller is a man with a mission. For more than three years he’s been on a daily quest to find a picture that is inspiring and sharing his words of wisdom. His community of followers is growing every day. He has rules, or parameters, which he always follows. The pictures are always taken from a public place where any of us could get to, the pictures are rarely if ever modified in Photoshop, (although he does tweak the settings in his camera.) They feature the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding shores, and rarely show any signs of us humans. I guess the boats, docks, and an occasion bridge is the exception there.
Kirk has a large base of followers in the Facebook realm and it’s become an important part of his life to bring new look at life and unique perspective of our beautiful lake each day to those followers.
Kirk’s been doing this daily ritual without fail for more than three years. Here’s a link to an article written about Kirk after only one year and he has become a living legend here in Sandpoint. This article appeared in the River Journal, and the author is Trish Gannon: In Search of the Sunrise.
Below you will find some of the comments from his Facebook followers, and the ones highlighted in green art Kirk’s own comments regarding the photo of the day.
For more information, or for options you might have regarding the use of Kirt’s awesome photos search for Kirk Miller, Sandpoint in Facebook. Or try this link: https://www.facebook.com/kirk.miller.754
It’s so nice to see the seasons through your eyes. It was another boring 82 degree day today in So. Ca. (Laura Jones)
I would hate to lose your daily pictures, I Look forward to them ,and the wisdom and kind words that go with each, come on people he is doing US a favor by posting these . DONT ruin it for everyone just because you can.
12-2-13 7:18AM ~ I was thrilled to see wonderful fluffy clouds at midnight, by 3:00 many more were hovering over our little lake. By 5:30 I was heading for Sunnyside where the last hole in the clouds was visible over Clark Fork. By 6:30 it had closed up so I headed back to Ponder still hoping for some color. When the sun finally broke through the effect was interesting to say the least. Have a great day friends…
12-1-13 7:09AM ~ The temperature dropped seven degrees from the time I left the house until I took this shot an hour and a half later. The good part of that was the rain turned to a snowy slush which at least gave me some color to work with. Be careful out there my friends because apparently winter driving skills aren’t part of the drivers test in North Idaho…Have a great day…
11-29-13 6:39AM ~ I drove around the northern end of the pond and finally decided to climb the mountain to get above the oppressive overcast. This is the scene that greeted me and I knew it was going to be a good day…I loved the crescent moon but soon forgot all about it
11-28-13 7:32AM ~ Some days it’s worth waiting a while for the sun to rise through the wall of fog surrounding our little town. I hope all of my friends and family have a Happy Thanksgiving and/or a Happy Hanukkah. Thanksgivukkah anyone? Keep smiling today, you’ll find the day is much better that way.
It is not unusual for Kirk to get 50 or more comments on one of his photos. Below a smattering of comments for the Dec 2nd 2013 posting:
Audra Gabica OK seriously… this may well be my all time favorite! I mean I’d have to compile them all side by side and survey… But seriously, this one is absolutely incredible! I LOVE IT! Wholly completely amazing stuff right there Mr. Miller! Bravo!!!
Sue Hern Im speechless ! How very incredible !!
Dessy Orpha Dess Wilson WOW~What color~!
Heather Miller This might be my fave of the year!
Judy Ellen Frazer Always so beautiful
Roger Steinmetz Man, I keep coming back to this one, staying on it and just looking and looking. Everything is there.
Julie Hutsell Beautiful!!!! That’s all I can say except Thank You for sharing!
Tracy M D Lescom Absolutely gorgeous
Linda Large So beautiful.
Jim Hubbard wow!
Connie Beck Gorgeous!
Cheri Marty Ingham Hoffman WoW Wow Wow!!!!
Roger Steinmetz For this, a new language is required: Fantasia/Crayola/Cerebrum/Explo-la!
Andrea Roberts So very beautiful, and may I say those clouds look tasty – a bit like cotton candy!
Kathy Nyman All I can say, is WOW!
Peggy Nicholson Thank you for sharing. I’m out of state and a bit homesick, I needed that.
By the way, I am buying a copy of this one, here it is in case you were wondering:
From the all of us “Outside of the Boxer’s” to you Kirk- THANK YOU – We appreciate your contribution.