Tapping the Flow

Stephen William Hodd

Join me, Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist & Producer Stephen William Hodd for deep dives into the mysteries of creative flow and activities around accessing this flow. I'll be holding space with musicians, poets, artists and other practitioners of artistic endeavours to discuss their work and their creativity in an attempt to open the doors to discussion about how we can best share our creative methods and to open creativity up for all. Creativity is a right, not a privilege and is something every human being on the planet should be able to enjoy. read less
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Stitching feathers of hope to a limping pigeon's wing. Tapping the Flow with Gabi Garbutt
Stitching feathers of hope to a limping pigeon's wing. Tapping the Flow with Gabi Garbutt
I sat down with the incredible London based Singer/Songwriter/Poet Gabi Garbutt - bird lover and leader of the group https://www.gabigarbutt.com (Gabi Garbutt and the Illuminations). Gabi is a crafter of magnificently human songs that bring joy and abandon to the legs of those who have been seduced by their upbeat charms. Married to this amazing band sprit are her abilities as a wordsmith of unique angles and curves. Her lyrics finely woven like tapestries that have been worn and thumbed for years, yet still reveal new ways of being with each familiarisation of the self. We spoke in depth about Gabi's approach to songwriting and wordsmithery, as well as taking a look at her developing position as an important figure to keep an eye on in the music game. Gabi and The Illuminations have been on the road with The Libertines, they recorded their debit album 'The Discredited Language of Angels' at Edwin Collins' studio in Scotland. They are due to go on the road with the Boomtown Rats later this year. I strongly urge you to go now to Bandcamp and take a listen to Gabi's music. It'll bring a great chunk of joy and understanding to your day. https://gabigarbutt.bandcamp.com/album/the-discredited-language-of-angels (You can hear the album here : 'The Discredited Language of Angels') Thanks for Tapping the Flow. If you like what you hear please subscribe for more episodes and to support the show.
Sharpening the sword once the iron has cooled. Tapping the Flow with David Ford
Sharpening the sword once the iron has cooled. Tapping the Flow with David Ford
To be the master of the depths sometimes you have to await hindsight and experience in order to successfully navigate the waters where the jewels of your journey lie. Singer/Songwriter David Ford is one such nautical genius. With a pen that is sharpened with wit and dripping with emotion he cuts a fine vein in his trajectory to mine only the best jewels from his core. UK based David Ford made a name for himself as a true master of the loop pedal with such incredible performances as 'https://youtu.be/zY8ni5kPp-E (State of the Union)' - (give that a click if you don't know it), but it his continued thirst for excellence through compelling lyrical and melodic marriage, combined with his incredible vocal dexterity that goes from a whisper to all our distorted maelstrom that truly sets him apart from the generic practitioners of this often maligned genre. This conversation is a real gem of a chat. We spoke in depth about David's own songwriting journey and his hard won processes. It is a true reveal of how much you need to do to get to a position where your songs are worthy monuments to your emotional battles.. I urge you to dive deep into this one and grab yourselves a cup of white tea. (always with the white tea!) And check out David Ford on any of the streaming sites such as https://open.spotify.com/artist/44qEixF3k3tLYQmHjLlucy?si=FpT37lbhQZaWLMm0YuZJxA (Spotify), Apple and the like... His music has worth, value, emotional content, and a fire and fury that makes for a wonderful trip. http://davidfordmusic.com (http://davidfordmusic.com) Thanks again for Tapping the Flow