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.

Question 10 // How did Fantasy Novels and Renaissance Festivals teach a touring drummer to embrace his inner nerd? (feat. Nate Babbs)

June 20, 2017

Nate Babbs (@soundslikenate) is a good friend of mine that I’m excited to welcome  to the podcast for a special NERD EDITION! Sure, Nate graduated from one of the best music schools in the country (Berklee College of Music)… Sure, Nate’s an experienced session and touring drummer (sharing the bill with the likes of Counting Crows) but I don’t give a single crap about any of that. We sat down for breakfast and bloody marys at Victor’s Cafe in South Minneapolis to dive into some of Nate’s nerdier endeavors and as usual the convo took a turn for some things deeper.

In this episode we talk about: -Learning not to be ashamed of your passions (no matter how nerdy they are) and realizing that it’s only by embracing yourself that you can open up doors to connect with others -Dungeons and Dragons, Fantasy Novels, The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings, The Red Wall Book Series. "Giving your adult self permission to imagine.’   -Why Sake Bloody Mary are big in Minneapolis -Our human need to define EVERYTHING -The negative side of escapism -Renaissance Festivals -The importance of imagination as an adult: “Adults don’t feel like they can play anymore.”  -Deciding to be inclusive instead of exclusive -Quit constantly comparing yourself to other people 

Recording Location: Victor’s 1959 Cafe, South Minneapolis Drinks: Sake Bloody Marys 

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