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Mama & Baba Approved: From The Farmers Market To A Brick & Mortar & Wholesale Op W/ Danny Dubbaneh

Mama & Baba Approved: From The Farmers Market To A Brick & Mortar & Wholesale Op W/ Danny Dubbaneh

January 25, 2022

E145:

 

With COVID time’s we’ve talked over a lot of the expediting of digital business but we don’t always get to talk about the physical and brick and mortar. Today we speak to Co-Founder of Z & Z Middle-Eastern Food Co. out of D.C. Starting as a farmers market booth and working a day job in NYC while starting up in D.C. Danny  and I have a great conversation about being the son in a first generation immigrant family, parent and family expectations and intention behind career and business choices, always having a “hustle”, family business, and starting a brick and mortar in 2021. Great story for those pursuing any type of business but added information about those setting up physical products and working for the side hustle in.

 

In This Episode We Cover

 

  • Nostalgia in your countries foods and flavors
  • Living and studying in other countries and the difference in cultures
  • Getting outside your comfort zone
  • Figuring out a new country from scratch
  • Not being afraid of losing your job anymore
  • Growing up in a first generation immigrant family
  • Always having a hustle growing up
  • Getting 4 strikes at work
  • Prepare for the worst

 

Quotes

 

“ I landed in an airport in a country I didn’t speak a single word of the language in a country I didn’t know a single person and what’s the worst thing that’s going to happen? I’ll figure it out.” - Danny Dubbaneh

 

“ I actually have no fear of being fired, it would be really crappy and it would stall me with what I’m up to in capital but it wouldn’t ruin my life.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ Everyone say’s it’s not going to happen to us, it always takes twice as long, costs twice as much, it’s going to happen to you so just plan for the worst and hope for the best.” - Danny Dubbaneh

 

Danny’s Link’s

 

Website

https://www.zandzdc.com/

 

IG

https://www.instagram.com/zandzdc/

 

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Links

 

How I Built This Podcast W/ Guy Raz

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510313/how-i-built-this

 

David Goggins

https://davidgoggins.com/

 

 

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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First Time Home Recording As An Artist, Authenticity, & Balancing The Gig Life W/ Boston Based Singer Songwriter Andrew Geano

First Time Home Recording As An Artist, Authenticity, & Balancing The Gig Life W/ Boston Based Singer Songwriter Andrew Geano

January 18, 2022

E144:

 

Boston based singer/songwriter Andrew Geano and I sit down to speak over life as an artist through COVID times, differences between recording your own music at home and working with a pro studio, covers verses originals, process, and the value in authenticity and lo fi experiences. In this episode learn what it takes to properly balance the gig life with a day job and how to conquer unwanted pieces of the process. Music, day to day life, and what can happen in the Boston music scene.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Recording your own music through initial COVID lock downs
  • Differences between recording your own songs and recording at a pro studio
  • Authenticity in your creative
  • Human element verses polished and perfect
  • When is it time to go to a professional studio?
  • Cover gigs vs originals
  • Writing process
  • Creative doesn’t always have to be real or make sense
  • Consuming new music and art even when you may not like it at first

 

 

Quotes

 

“ When it comes to demo’s even if they don’t have the studio polish to it, there’s a certain charm that comes from lo fidelity that comes from demos.” - Andrew Geano

 

“ Hearing someone saying your lyrics back at your face when you are at a new venue in a new place you are like “What the F$#$* is happening!?”. - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ Theres not such thing as a wasted moment when it comes to consuming new art.” - Andrew Geano

 

 

Andrew’s Link’s

 

Website:

www.andrewgeanomusic.com

 

New Song!

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4LeIRPuCY1Wx06h9Sm6GIF?si=CGkboGj_QDy8kv1-i75aJg&nd=1

 

 

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry.  New Band, New City, & AI In Music W/ Steve Maher

If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry. New Band, New City, & AI In Music W/ Steve Maher

January 11, 2022

E143:

 

Speaking with singer-songwriter Steve Maher Boston born and Chicago / Denver raised in his career. On this episode we speak through his time transitioning through COVID to a new city as an artist, creating income and sustaining band members by treating your band as a business, AI in music production, and humoring life in general. We speak through the music industry but add in plenty of useful points for business owners and creatives of all kinds.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Adapting to high elevation levels as a singer or musician
  • Music career through Covid transitions
  • Moving to new cities and adapting your sound
  • Doing things with poor vision and vision defects
  • Sustaining income for your band members
  • A band is a business
  • Creating revenue from your art so you can sustain it
  • Forming your team
  • Behind the scenes to make a show go well and keep the project going
  • Humoring life and bringing that to your art
  • You can only control your actions
  • When to play and when to work
  • Engaging with your inner child
  • AI in music

 

Quotes

 

“Everyone want’s it to be just about the music, of course I want that but if you want to make it your life you have to form processes that bring in revenue.” - Steve Maher

 

“If you don’t laugh you’ll cry” - Steve Maher

 

“You can only control your actions and what you do, and how to respond to things.” - Steve Maher

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

The Honey Hounds

https://www.honeyhoundsmusic.com/

 

The Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago

https://greenmilljazz.com/

 

Suggester: Chords and Scales

 

Chords AI

https://www.chordai.net/

 

 

Steve’s Links

 

Steve’s Site

https://www.stevemarzmusic.com/

 

Steve’s Press Kit

https://kitcaster.com/steve-maher/

 

Night Routine Link

https://linktr.ee/nightroutine

 

 

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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What Is An NFT? W/ Dave Swillum

What Is An NFT? W/ Dave Swillum

January 4, 2022

E142:

 

Have you heard about this out and about but someone explained it really poorly or using just buzzwords so you were like......I'm all set?

 

On this episode I’m hear to explain what NFT’s are in a very digestible and example driven way so YOU can decide what role they will play in your life. I am not a pro in this space and if you are one this episode most likely isn’t for you. If you do know what they are but want to look into some ways to use them jump to 3/4 through this episode and there is still relevant info for you. Overall I think this is an AMAZING opportunity for creatives to create new revenue streams from things they are already doing. Very excited for what we can build on this already interesting and engaging tech out there.4

 

In This Episode We Cover

 

  • What is a freakin NFT?
  • One of a kind
  • What is the blockchain? Why does it matter?
  • Digital scarcity for the first time for real
  • New revenue streams for artists and creatives
  • Selling digital assets
  • You don’t need to understand everything to utilize this tech
  • Smart contracts

 

Quotes

 

“ There’s just something to the world from being able to show “I own this” that hasn’t been possible before for real in digital assets.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

Emily Aborns Site

https://www.shebuiltthis.org/

 

Open Sea

https://opensea.io/

 

Sound XYZ

sound.xyz

 

Rareible

https://rarible.com/

 

 

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Youtube Channel & Series

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For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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How To Know When You Are Burnt Out & Need To Recharge W/ Dave Swillum

How To Know When You Are Burnt Out & Need To Recharge W/ Dave Swillum

December 28, 2021

E141:

 

Everyone experiences burnout but recently I’ve felt it the most I ever have so I wanted to share what some indicators were now that I’m recharged so you can keep an eye out as well. On today’s episode we talk through the behavioral, emotional, and physical red flags to indicate you may be burnt out and should take some action to recharge and regroup so you can perform and create the best you can. I talk through my experience realizing it and taking a month off and away to come back to the game full.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Signs you are burnt out
  • How to address it
  • True procrastination
  • When you stop doing the things you love
  • Holding down push periods of work for too long
  • Using coping mechanisms
  • When your body starts rejecting bandwidth
  • Physical toll on your body from burnout

 

Quotes

 

“ Some of your behaviors are the first things to notice with burnout.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ We all press F it mode to push through the “getting things done” mode to get some things done but it’s when we hold that button down you need to pay that loan back” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

How to have a healthy relationship with your money episode link noted

https://wakingupfromwork.podbean.com/e/managing-your-relationship-with-money-what-is-it-really-w-dave-swillum/

 


Article On Burn Out Referenced In Pod

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/stress/burnout-prevention-and-recovery.htm

 

 

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For audio advice and more in depth music content from Dave

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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Keeping Up With The Joneses 2.0 W/ Dave Swillum

Keeping Up With The Joneses 2.0 W/ Dave Swillum

December 21, 2021

E140:

 

Have you ever heard the saying “If Johnny jumped off a bridge would you do it too?” or felt pressure to have to do things just because your neighbor or someone from work had or did something? Of course we all get these feelings but today I speak to some things I’m noticing from how social media has blown this feeling out more than we’ve ever experienced and it’s happened so fast I don’t think we understand it in full yet. Social media where we all connect and live so much of our lives now has made a new version of keeping up with the joneses that isn’t healthy. I believe we now see mostly just the things want us to see or what to show and not nearly as much of the how it happened to truth behind it to provide the context we need. Let talk about ways social media is good but we can limit it’s power on our day. On this episode Dave talks through thoughts on this concept and brings in context, stories, and things that have and haven’t worked for him combatting this feeling.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • How mindset issues can stop creative
  • How social media is affecting us
  • Issues with content algorithms
  • How the human mind has been created verses how fast we have changed our environments
  • Limiting social media to control your day
  • Keeping focus in the morning
  • Saving time waste from social
  • Versing yourself instead of others
  • “How” it’s happening, fake indicators of success

 

Quotes

 

“Now it’s escalated, on every social media platform at all times we can see what they are up to. On social media we can post only what’s good in our lives all the time and keep all the bad hidden all the time.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“We often don’t have time to know if what we are introducing into our lives and way of life is good or bad because it’s moving so fast.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“That’s the hardest race to win, when you’re versing yourself. That’s something I’m much more interested in winning.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

Keeping Up With The Jone’s Definition Cited

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keeping_up_with_the_Joneses

 

The Social Dilemma Documentary

https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224

 

Newsfeed Eradicator Chrome Plugin To Block Social

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/news-feed-eradicator/fjcldmjmjhkklehbacihaiopjklihlgg?hl=en

 

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Dave’s Indie Band Broadwing

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Be The Last One Standing & Make It Heard W/ Jorge Cadiz of Runway 11

Be The Last One Standing & Make It Heard W/ Jorge Cadiz of Runway 11

December 14, 2021

E139:

 

Home recording consultant, musician, family man, and prog rocker Jorge Cadiz and I sit down to talk. Jorge and I speak through turning depression and imposter syndrome into art and pushing through it to the other side. Turning your passions and creative into a business and using your own work as a proof of concept for what you can do for clients. We speak through the internet learning with too much information and living life full and with gut decisions all in. Today’s episode is great for musicians and entrepreneurs alike.

 

In This Episode We Cover

  • Creating credibility for your work for clients through your own creative
  • Feeling like you are under a microscope while recording
  • Doing it now instead of putting it off
  • Too much information
  • Being confident in your product
  • Live life to the fullest
  • Strategy behind your releases
  • How are you going to make it heard?
  • Be the last one standing
  • Trusting your gut
  • Home studio coaching

 

Quotes


“Creating a good quality product segways into doing good business.” Jorge

 

“When you’re under the microscope, all that comes out. When you are in a mega studio or some place you are a fan of, all that comes out.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“There’s too much information on what you can do and not do right now.” - Jorge

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

Porcupine Tree Band

https://porcupinetree.com/

 

Jorge's Links

 

Jorge’s Website

https://www.runway11.com/home-2

 

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Connecting A Community, Dealing With Chronic Pain, And Being Unique W/ Unique Unknown Nathan Lapointe

Connecting A Community, Dealing With Chronic Pain, And Being Unique W/ Unique Unknown Nathan Lapointe

December 7, 2021

E138:

 

I’m always drawn to conscious hip hop. I love the stream of consciousness hearing big thoughts come out as organic as they come. Today we speak with Nate also known as Unique Unknown. Nate has lived in many places and comes from a rock background but writes and teaches hip hop now in Portland, Maine. We speak through his history with chronic pain and how it shaped him living in different settings of people. Theatre background and creating multi-art events to stimulate and bring together the community. Everyone has something that makes them unique and that especially comes out in creative.

 

In This Episode We Cover

 

  • Dealing with chronic pain
  • Writing to channel emotion
  • Building resiliency
  • What makes you unique?
  • Stream of conscious
  • Teaching hip hop to kids
  • Getting a grant
  • Connecting the community

 

Quotes


“ It is impossible to create a creative person the exact same anywhere else in the world because you are a culmination of all these unique experiences and things that you’ve done uniquely you.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ If I didn’t have that outlet, I might not be the same person. You can’t strip away the arts.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

“ What I want out of it is just to connect, as much as possible. Collaborate, bring people together. It’s a really big drive behind what I do.” - Nate L

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

Humans

 

Links

 

Nate’s Link Tree

https://linktr.ee/wearealluniqueunknown


Family Banned Records Website

familybannedrecords.com

 

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Fighting Hyper-Consumerism,  Financial Literacy For Kids & The $ of Happiness W/ Erik Neighbour

Fighting Hyper-Consumerism, Financial Literacy For Kids & The $ of Happiness W/ Erik Neighbour

November 30, 2021

E137:

 

Discussing and sharing new ways to address financial literacy in children and in schooling is a passion for me coming from a background where I really didn’t feel like I was taught anything about any of the tools that have become so pivotal to me over the past few years. Today I speak with co-founder Erik Neighbour of the app “Gaurdian Savings” aimed at helping kids work with parents to mange their savings and understand money in a real way at a young age in hopes they can make strong decisions earlier in their life growing up. We speak on the real delta between happiness and money and what isn’t needed for it. Discussions goin through Erik’s history living in 6 different countries and 3 continents growing up in many non-consumercentric environments to bring a fresh perspective to addressing this deeper thought. We touch on app creation, entrepreneurship, and much more.

 

 

In This Episode We Cover

 

  • Moving around the world as a child
  • What it is that makes them happy
  • How money can make you happy but different than you think
  • Poor spending habits in American culture
  • Balance of real happiness and money
  • Creating an app
  • Not being raised in a consumer centric world
  • Youth financial literacy
  • Creating positive habits
  • Alternative college fund ideas through investments

 

Quotes

 


“I’ve seen people living in mud houses but they might be happier than you and I.” - Erik Neighbour

 

 

“ In places like Bolivia, there really weren’t too many places I could go to and crave that stuff. Living in a less consumer centric world. This thesis changed my outlook of how we educate kids.” - Erik Neighbour

 

 

Resources Noted In This Podcast Episode

 

Dave’s Favorite Real Estate Podcast:

https://www.biggerpockets.com/

 

Erik’s friend Peter’s episode on our show:

https://www.podbean.com/pu/pbblog-itnda-3ba5f4

 

Atomic Habits

https://amzn.to/3o5lNZB

 

 

Erik’s Links

 

Gaurdian Savings

https://www.guardiansavings.org/

 

Capital Clues

https://www.capital-clues.com/

 

Erik’s Emails

 

erik@guardiansavings.org

 

erikfromdc@gmail.com 

 

Erik’s Linked In

 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-neighbour-52245938/

 

 

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Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate

Collaborate, Collaborate, Collaborate

November 23, 2021

E136:

 

Ever hear the story about the carpenter that doesn’t work on their own house or mechanic that doesn’t work on their own car? It happens with creatives too. I’ve worked on my own music for 8 to 10 years, a lot of which has been helpful for learning my trade with more experimental things in studio and crazy ideas and tricks. But, what I’ve learned from it is that I am much better as a musician and writer when I am only focusing on being that person in that moment. When I have a technical aspect coming in it doesn’t always serve my art. SO, I’ve had to drop my ego, get out of my comfort zone and hire other people that do the same things as I do to work on projects with me because collaboration can be an amazing thing. I’ve noticed that many amazing songs if not all generally have other writers, producers, engineers, and collaborators involved with their success. When it comes to achieving the best possible results I’ll always give new things a try. On this solo episode I deep dive into my experience through these phases and my findings. Let’s talk about how important collaboration is for the creative community. We are built for it.

 

In This Episode We Cover

 

  • Working on the art you do for work for yourself
  • Limitations on working on your own
  • What blocks us from collaborating more?
  • How money can change your passion
  • How ego can play into your decisions right or wrong
  • What happens to the creative when you can’t step out of it?
  • Being an artist first
  • Benefits of collaborating with others
  • Speeding up the feedback loop
  • Making decisions
  • Bringing diversity into the project

 

Quotes

 

  If you don’t take time to be creative for yourself, you will lose that drive and ambition. Keep a little piece for yourself you deserve that and started because of it” - Host Dave Swillum

 

 

“ It’s your project, you have the right to say where the line is, that’s the best part about it.” - Host Dave Swillum

 

 

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