Internationally touring bassist and music director Rob Morgan sits down over drinks with intriguing people to try and learn what it means to live a curious life.

August 29, 2017

Question 18 // What’s the key to happiness? (feat. Bruce Balgaard)

Bruce Balgaard is more than a musician and artist… he’s a visionary and mentor. I sat down for the first time with Bruce to find out why so many of the musicians I look up to, look up to him. The conversation that took place ended up being one of my most cherished experiences of doing this podcast so far and I’m excited to share it with you. 

In this conversation, we talk about:

-“Everything stands in the way of getting art done." -The fact that all artists that are good have some level of discontent -“Controlled Discontent” - Why Bruce has never practiced a day in his life - Depression - The ultimate defense against depression. Hint: “Kubb" - Bruce’s Definition of The key to happiness (being in the present moment) -What’s the difference between an introvert and an extrovert? (outgoing introverts) -“New areas of growth only come from some kind of conflict or difficulty." -Bruce and I discus being recovering people pleasers

Recording Location: Jax Cafe, MPLS MN Food: Meatloaf and AMAZING Potato Salad

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August 22, 2017

Question 17 // What has your pain gotten you? (feat. Dave Diehl)

Dave Diehl is… Well… I technically am not allowed to tell you what Dave does for a living. Let’s just say, some of the programs that Dave creates helps keep America’s intel safe so that those of us who like to live a normal life worrying about mundane things like making music have the freedom and security to do so. 

In this conversation, we talk about the importance of continuing to exceed expectations in your career and art, the need for setting healthy boundaries in your professional and social life (something I struggle with) and much more. 

Recording Location: Fulton Brewing’s Tap Room Beers: The Libertine, barel aged craft beer

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August 15, 2017

Question 16 // Wait, you can be creative AND have your shit together? Pt.2 (feat. Matt Patrick)

Matt Patrick (@librarystudio) is a record producer, studio owner, engineer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I’ve had the honor of working with Matt multiple times over the years and every time I do, I feel like I’ve left the session feeling like not just a better musician but also a wiser human. In order to share with you as much as possible from our conversation, I’ve decided to share it in two parts. I always say that if you can get past the WHAT someone does, to find out WHO they are and WHY they do it, there is wisdom that anyone can connect with. That said, Matt’s musical insight is so interesting that I know there are people that would like to hear more on that too so we dive even deeper into music next week.

Part 2 or our conversation ended up being a little bit more creativity and music focused. In our second and final part, we talk about:

-The importance of a balanced life -How daily rituals can BENEFIT our creativity -Learning when to take a break instead of trying to ‘push through’ (I freakin love Matt’s ‘Round Peg, Square Hole’ concept) - “Thin Slicing” - Masha and the bear (on ice)

August 8, 2017

Question 15 // Wait, you can be creative AND have your shit together? Pt.1 (feat. Matt Patrick)

Matt Patrick (@librarystudio) is a record producer, studio owner, engineer, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. I’ve had the honor of working with Matt multiple times over the years and every time I do, I feel like I’ve left the session feeling like not just a better musician but also a wiser human. In order to share with you as much as possible from our conversation, I’ve decided to share it in two parts. I always say that if you can get past the WHAT someone does, to find out WHO they are and WHY they do it, there is wisdom that anyone can connect with. That said, Matt’s musical insight is so interesting that I know there are people that would like to hear more on that too so we dive even deeper into music next week.

In Part 1 we talk about: -How to ascribe value to yourself -Combating the voices of doubt in your head -Living a life of ballance -Figuring out what YOUR voice is - figure out what nobody else has done before and DO THAT -The need to be present in the moment

Quotes from Matt in this interview that stood out to me:

“I don’t want to learn somebody elses’ magic, I want to create my own” “True creatives are always waiting for people to figure out what we actually believe about ourseves.”

Recording Location: Dangerous Man Brewing’s Tap Room Beers: Kolsch

For Links, Guest’s Info, and Show Notes VISIT: www.thecuriouspod.com