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.

October 21, 2019

A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - “Buds, Beans, and a Bruin Café” Let’s talk about weed in Amsterdam!

In America, any time you tell a friend that you’re headed to Amsterdam, you inevitably get a response involving a knowing smile, a wink, and a friendly elbow to the rips. “Amsterdam eh? Gonna visit a ‘Coffee Shop’ while you’re there? That’s where they sell the MARIJUANA you know right?” Hell yes I’ll be visiting a ‘coffee’ shop! But I want to find out what the locals feel about all of it. I can’t help but to think… I wonder if the Dutch or Germans would exchange their right to smoke weed or drink beer in public (something that could land an American in jail) for our “freedom” to cary guns in public. Would YOU ever be willing to swap? Join me in my hotel room in Amsterdam for the final installment of my travel series:

 

 
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October 15, 2019

A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - What A Starfire bass, a Fuji camera, and a pair of Redwings have to do with your creative decision making.

I made a MASSIVE MISTAKE in a studio session last week when it came to gear I decided to bring… Now, I’m sitting on a terrace in Leuven Belgium and I JUST realized it’s completely connected to the choices I’ve made today. Join me on the podcast as I talk about the importance of being comfortable with the gear you’re using, no matter what your creative medium, In order to be as mindful and as present in the moment as possible. A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - What A Starfire bass, a Fuji camera, and a pair of Redwings have to do with your creative decision making.

 

 
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October 12, 2019

A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - 3 things you should BRING TO GIVE AWAY on your next trip!

It’s a common travel strategy to make sure you leave extra space in your suitcase when packing to save room for purchases and souvenirs you’ll want to bring home. But what if there was something you could BRING TO GIVE AWAY that would ensure the opportunity to have an interaction or connection with someone you’ll never forget? Join me over coffee in the shadow of a cathedral in Delft Netherlands to talk about three things you need to bring on your next trip to give away.

 

 
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October 11, 2019

A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - When in doubt, copy someone else.

Musicians - Have you ever found yourself not knowing what to work on or practice next, wishing someone would just tell you the next right direction to focus your energy on?

 

Me too! It’s a good thing! It means you’re in a place of transition and opportunity!

 

Travelers - Have you ever found yourself in a restaurant or bar where the menu is in a different language, no cheesy tourist point and order pictures, and you have no idea what your options are?

 

Me too! It’s a good thing! t means you’re eating at the local haunt!

 

Over the years, I’ve discovered a life cheat code that’s helped me in both music and traveling internationally.

 

Join me in Amsterdam before I catch a train to Delft to find out more.

October 9, 2019

A CURIOUS ENDEAVOR [AMSTERDAM!] - Can I take a photo while staying in the moment?

Ever feel like you’re constantly having to decide between pulling out your cellphone or camera to take a picture to CAPTURE A MOMENT or leaving it in your pocket so you can be fully present and IN THE MOMENT? Me too. The problem is… for the past year, I’ve been curious if there’s a way we can have BOTH and I’ve discovered a way that makes a MASSIVE difference! (…here’s a hint… it has to do with the reason why the back of my camera is going to look like it does on my instagram post for the next week while Sarah and I are in Europe and I think you should give it a try. Listen to todays podcast as I explain more while waiting for my flight at Minneapolis International Airport

 

 
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October 4, 2019

Question 70 // How do I get better at acting on my ideas? (feat. Benjamin Kelly)

Benjamin Kelly is one of the most creative humans I’ve ever met. I originally know him as a CRUSHING bassist who’s bass-lines have left me drooling for years! ...but most people lately seem to know hime for his design brand, Dinosaur Hampton.
 
Possibly one of my most requested guests on the podcast so far, we ended up having an amazing conversation about art, confidence, and shortening the distance between ideas and action. But first... we talk about how I made a complete ass of myself when we first met ten years ago...
 
Let’s just say, it wasn’t one of my proudest moments…
 
Recording Location: SpyHouse Coffee, South Minneapolis (not the same one I interviewed Cory Wong at… that was in NorthEast…)
 


 
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October 2, 2019

+++ Daily Guinness - “Don’t Judge” (a reading from ‘Feck Perfuction’ by James Victore)

'Feck Perfucktion': https://www.amazon.com/Feck-Perfuction-Dangerous-Ideas-Business/dp/1452166366

 

 
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October 1, 2019

+++ Monthly Mantra - “That’s none of my damn business!”

As artists currently living in a world of instant “feedback” where we’re constantly tempted to check how many streams we’ve gotten on Spotify or likes a post got on social media to see if something we made is connecting with people. In a world where the first question I ALWAYS (and I do mean ALWAYS) get asked about my podcast is how many downloads it gets. We can start to have a misplaced confidence in our understanding what it is we’re creating that is making the most impact on people. The fact of the matter is, you and I are shit at knowing what it is we make that’s going to resonate with other people. We think the numbers encourages us and motivates us to keep creating, but the fact is… it’s a shallow motivation. As soon as the numbers stop reflecting what we imagined they would (and it WILL happen to you) the amount of discouragement that follows is enough for me to see a ton of my friends quit making honest meaningful work. That’s why I think you and I need a need a mantra to repeat to ourselves this month and here it is: “That’s none of my damn business!”

 

 
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