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September 13, 2019
James features an old friend in this episode of dHarmic Evolution. Carol Schulte is the woman who never sits still, as defined by James. She is a public speaker, a traveler, a forefront of transformation, and a brave, courageous woman. Clearly, she is being empowered by her experiences, and these enable her to empower others as well, particularly women. Conversation Highlights: [03:01] How’s Carol?  [07:24] Dr. Seuss’ Metaphor [09:48] Women’s Bravery [10:53] The Three Bravery Killers [15:56] Bereavement [20:00] The Bangle Story [23:34] Bungee Jumping Experience [32:26] Amanda as Master of  Travel [39:40 ] Looking Forward Great Quotes from Carol Schulte: [09:11] “The perfect moment will not magically arrive. ...I really believe that comfort and growth cannot co-exist, and if you are not growing in your life, then, you’ll not gonna feel successful.” [14:00] “Being able to see women doing things that you never thought they could, and it becomes possible for, after that, that’s freedom powerful.” [25:22] “Courage is not maybe an act of doing, but actually, it’s an act of being...being brave enough to be you.” Interesting Interview Moments: [7:24] Dr. Seuss Metaphor Carol shares that one of her favorite books is  Dr. Seuss’ Oh, The Places You’ll Go. This book talks about the ‘waiting place’, and she mentions the two types of waiting which are: those that are in our control and those that are out of our control. According to her, those moments which are in our control are more detrimental to us.  [9:48] Women’s Bravery On bravery, she mentioned that both men and women are brave. However, women have a harder time compared to men because women spend more time analyzing, thinking things through, taking care of everyone around them, and building relationships.  [10:53] The Three Bravery Killers The three bravery killers enumerated by Carol are Perfectionism, People-Pleasing, and Procrastinating. These are big things for women. Women have to be conscious when they are giving in to one of these bravery killers so they can recognize it. Upon recognizing, they have to do things differently. [11:35] Making a Difference through Public Speaking and Women Empowerment There are two things that give a huge rush to Carol, and these are public speaking and giving empowerment to women through different events like skydiving and surfing. Public speaking enables her to create ‘aha’ moments which are powerful while her events with women make her experience confidence and celebration.  [14:11] Carol as the Forefront of Transformation, a Cheerleader Though she can transform the lives of women, Carol mentions that it’s the people themselves who are catalysts of the change. She also says that she is more of a cheerleader, and her mom is her best cheerleader. She then narrated her lowest moment, and that's the death of her beloved mother. Carol even shared about the lost bangle which is her connection to her. [23:34] The Lady’s Vlog Carol speaks about her vlog for it shares what it means to be brave and courageous. She excitedly tells her bungee jumping experience...in her birthday suit! She mentions that her vlog sends the message that the biggest act of courage is to be yourself. [27:09] Amanda on Pressure, Social Media, and Depression Here, Carol stresses that we should be conscious of our mental health. She also says that exposure to social media can cause pressure and may result in depression. She mentions that social media is not real and that we should not compare yourself to what’s posted there. [32:26] Amanda as Master of Travel She passionately says that the people whom she met in her travel are the ones that make her travel unique and special. Travel makes her curious and leads her to do something a bit different. At this point in time, Carol does not travel in order to escape. Now, it’s more on work and to make a magical relationship. [39:40] Carol Looking Forward Carol looks forward to finishing her book in the next six months, and she will also be launching a brave leadership program in October. She plans to work with twelve women for six months. Get in Contact with Carol Schulte: www.carolschulte.com Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Connect with James:  Website YouTube Channel New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page
September 6, 2019
In this episode of dHarmic Evolution, James sits down with Amanda Shaw, a singer-songwriter from the UK. Amanda has this evocative distinct voice which rooted in her childhood and teen musical experiences. Her influences include Tori Amos, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, and Faith Hill. In the interview, Amanda shares about her passion, her stories, her journeys, her aspirations to go back to the center stage to share her music with the whole world.   Conversation Highlights:  [03:01] Amanda as a songwriter and singer [13:40] Learning the things of being a writer [28:40] Her process of songwriting   [31:00] Amanda’s writing regimen [44:51] Her Goals in the Next Months [53:23] London music scene in the eyes of Amanda   The 3 Great Quotes from Amanda Shaw:  [3:38] “As a musician, we have to wear so many hats... songwriting... performing...gigging.”  [22:16] “As a singer and as a songwriter, we should have an end goal.”  [22:21] “The reason why we get into music is not to write a hit song,... but we want to express ourselves.”   An Interesting Interview Moment: Amanda shares her story with Kelly Clarkson when she was looking forward to putting together a new album. She considered her range and her sound.  She wants to work it out for the song to make a hit. She also considered what the song tries to build and what story it tells. She mentions that it’s important to identify the recurring theme.  Then, she shares her writing regimen when she looks for ideas for her songs. She does not actually follow a daily process; rather, it’s her creativity that switches her on. She mentions that she does not write in the morning but she expresses her ideas at 10 o’clock in the evening. Cool, right? For her, evenings are the best time to write because her tiredness throughout the day could not bring her creative self. Also, running makes her come up with creative, and she has morning pages where she writes all her ideas.  Aside from songwriting, she would like to go back to the center stage as a performer. She also shares that she would be contacting publishing companies that might be interested in her songs. She would also try to set up gigs and be more visible on Facebook. She would opt to have an acoustic guitar and Cajon drums to accompany her in her performances.   The 3 Great Songs of Amanda Shaw:  [4:42]  First Track: Sanctuary The title of the song means getting back to yourself again. It is finding that place in you, your sanctuary. She even mentions that you need time in finding it.   [23:50] Second Track: Without You It was written by Andrew Ross, and it was recorded in his studio. In this music, there was a mood, and it sounds like what will happen to you when somebody leaves or is without you.    [39:00]  Third Track: Stelf This song was not written by Amanda. She explained the unique title of the song by connecting it with the tiger which is always ready to get its prey. Tigers do things in a clever way, and the person in the song is like a tiger.    [47:26]  Video: Black and Blue This song was written by  Gabrielle Miller, and the video was made by Faraday Indiana. She was really inspired to sing it and had a great time filming the video.   Get in Contact with Amanda Shaw: Facebook: @amandashawmusic Twitter: @amandashawmusic Reverbnation: www.reverbnation.com/amandashawmusic Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/amandashaw-1 Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/amandashawUKMusic Blog: http://amandashawmusic.blogspot.co.uk/ Live For Now Available: CD BABYAMAZON  ITUNES Connect with James:  Website YouTube Channel New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page
August 30, 2019
An Update from the World Maestro, Colin O’Donohoe. The Pangean Orchestra and the World Maestro’s Musical Process.  On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, we welcome back the World Maestro, Colin O’Donohoe. Colin was on episode 6 of the podcast and hopefully, you will enjoy hearing about what he has been up to for the past 3+ years since that appearance.  One of Colin’s big projects is the Pangean Orchestra, which is based in Phoenix where Colin lives in the U.S. but also has a branch in Istanbul, where he spends several months out of the year as well. The orchestra’s goal is to travel around the world sharing the different sounds and styles of music in a way that broadens all listeners’ perspectives of the world and culture, bringing everyone together through the common language and experience of music. Colin is a true student of the world’s music, always seeking to respectfully share the traditions of each culture represented. He partners up with likeminded musicians all over the world to experiment with new sounds and hopefully make something that connects with the audience.  Key Quotes:  “The idea of the Pangean Orchestra is to combine not only the instruments but also the ideas that the instruments’ traditions have with them.”  “The more time you spend in that music, the more you begin to see those colors.”  “Beauty in one culture is not beauty in another.”    Songs:  “Mahmoudi”  “Phoenix”  “The Closing”    Follow Colin: Colin’s website:  https://www.worldmaestro.com/  Colin’s Instagram: @worldmaestro  Colin’s Facebook:  @worldmusicmaestro Pangean Orchestra website:  www.thepangeanorchestra.com Pangean Orchestra Instagram:  @thepangeanorchestra Pangean Orchestra Facebook:  @pangeanorchestra     Connect with James:  Website YouTube Channel New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page
August 23, 2019
"It was one problem after another" How Woodstock 50 fell apart! Woodstock 50 had nearly every resource a festival could ask for the storied brand name, massive financial backing and industry goodwill. Where did it all go wrong? James talks about the current passing of the 50 year anniversary, and how it did not happen, then does a replay of his spin on the milestone back in January, and shares his original song, “Peace and Love”. Max Yasgur allowed his dairy farm to play host to 400,000 music fans at The Iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair held at Bethel NY August 15, 1969. Ha! It was never in Woodstock! What was supposed to be 50,000 people attending, turned into more than 400,000! My response to Woodstock many years later is a song called Peace and Love that reflected the times, the social temperament, the Vietnam war, the draft, the dead, and the courage of our young people that had risen peacefully to say “no more”, and, “hell no, we won’t go”! Special thank you to Clara Scott for her article on Joni Mitchell. Clara is a writer for the Michigan Daily. Joni Mitchell's masterpiece, “Woodstock” and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young performed it at the Concert. Laura Cheadle, my favorite Hippie, inspired this broadcast, please check out her Episode DE176, find out why the “hippie vibe” fits her so well! Peace and Love were written by James Kevin O’Connor in 2011. Had a pretty good time, back in 1969, I was a little too young for Woodstock so I visit often now tye-dye shirts, and Crimson cows, and Love, Hey just two words changed everyone, turned a lot of heads down in Washington, you can’t fight free will with a bigger gun, hey what’s all this crap about Peace and Love, don’t you know I’m in the middle of re-election. Chorus: Yeah, Peace and Love, Hey it’s easy Man, you don’t need to have a plan. It’s in the holy bible and koran, hey far out man, I like living with a Cruzan tan, a little taste of living off the land, it's such an easy thing to understand when East meets West there will be Peace and Love. I remember waking up in a daze, staring through a purple haze, we’ de all gather round to watch the evening news, praying that someone had the brains to blow out the fuse. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, flower power hell no we won’t go, while the jungle bleeds red, with teenage dead, what the hell we doing playing Giant steps on the Moon. Bridge: It’s amazing how we seem to find, a way to tiptoe around the landmines, I stretch my hand out connect to you, hey brother to brother, just twin reflections, of one another, could we take a chance and say, could we take a chance and say Namaste? hey Namaste~ Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host: www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group  
August 16, 2019
Best from Amy: “We're put on this Earth to do you know stuff that you know is going to change the world.” “You know a lot of the artists they work you know they work full-time part-time right? So I'm doing both. I've got the three jobs, I've got a singing career. I'm Hannah Montana!” “I’m always in the moment…  I'll be at work, and something will come to me, and I'll grab out my notebook on my phone and just start typing it in.”  “Canadian Redneck” Amy Rose is as down to Earth as an artist can be, and we’re lucky to have her back on the dHarmic Evolution! She tells us about how her work/life balance; it’s not easy juggling being an EMT, a Mom, and a country singer at the same time - but this real-life Hannah Montana pulls it off with stellar songs like Sunday Morning After and One Of These Days.  About Amy: Amy grew up on her parent’s classic country music, so it’s no surprise she wants to take everything song she hears and turn it into a country jam. She recently worked with producers Marty Beecroft and Glenn Coulson of VIP, and released her first international release to radio single! Featured Songs: - Sunday Morning After - Sunshine - Party Like A Redneck - One Of These Days Also, you can listen to Amy Rose in episode 58 of Dharmic Evolution Amy Rose | Country-Singing Canadian Chick Loves "Nash Vegas" Follow Amy: Facebook@amy.r.fraser Website www.amyrose.ca Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community ondHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group  
August 9, 2019
Today on the dHarmic Evolution podcast we are diving into a variety of great topics. I will be having a conversation with the man who was my first real mentor on the guitar. We’ll chat about his journey and life experience as well as his beautiful, musical talent. In this episode, I am speaking with George Barker. George has influenced me in so many ways. I would describe him as a light in the wilderness. He is a brilliant musician, composer, author, and has an amazing sense of humor. For many years he performed up until he became paralyzed in 2003. He unfortunately no longer performs due to a rare disorder called transverse myelitis. This is a disorder where the immune system attacks the spinal cord. Doctors don’t know the cause of the disorder at this time. It’s extremely rare, as only one to four in one million people contract this rare disease. George has continued to live his life and pursue his passions despite the disorder. He currently lives in Kentucky with his wife and two dogs. His dad was actually born in Kentucky and he always saw himself moving to Kentucky. His entire family had a love and talent for music. His dad was a guitarist who was a pro for a while before World War II and his mom was also involved in music. Music ran in his blood. George went on to study at Berkley where he got really deep into theory and harmony. He focused mostly on harmony and guitar performance. He actually dropped out to join a band, which was encouraged at Berkley because you could always come back. Today George just really loves to play the guitar and help people. He continues to write when he can. In this episode: - George’s transition to Kentucky - Music clips from George - Amp set up and gear - Who was on the record and time frame of the record - The Berkley story - Gear and recording at Mix-o-Lydian recording studio with Don Sternecker - George’s family and upbringing - What connected George to jazz fusion - Rendition of Amazing Grace - George’s diagnosis - Maintaining a positive attitude in light of hardship - George’s take on what’s going on in the world musically - At the wire - The experience of playing with another accomplished guitarist - Big goals and plans upcoming Follow George: Website: www.georgebarker.com Facebook: @george.barker Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community ondHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group Check out my interview with Don Sternecker from Mix-o-Lydian recording studios on DE14 recorded In NJ right here! 
August 2, 2019
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July 26, 2019
James’ guest on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is a fellow New Jerseyan and one of the few finger-style guitar players in the musical world. Donrique was first introduced to the indy/emo music world when one of his friends in 8th grade asked him to design a t-shirt for his band. He began to hang around with the band and was asked to design shirts for other bands around town, which is when he realized that he really liked that style of music. With his dad’s old acoustic guitar, Donrique started learning how to play bar chords, and when he discovered YouTube, he realized that he loved finger-style. After a few years of playing finger-style and writing some of his own songs, he played for the owner of CandyRat Records, the home base of most of the finger-style players in the country. The owner recommended that he try to create something unique, which led Donrique down the path of integrating hip-hop and rap into his music and eventually into the singer-songwriter world. Now that he has found his sweet spot, he is committed to being a musician for life, constantly honing his craft and teaching others to do the same. When it comes to recording, Donrique has found that he prefers to record in stereo, using matched pair microphones to capture sound from different angles. He has been heavily influenced by people like Jethro Tull, John Mayer, Johnny Cash, and Michael Buble, who all sing in a lower register as he does. Donrique is in the musical world for the long haul, building his brand and figuring out what works in the studio more than doing live performances, but that may change. Coming up soon, he will be launching online songwriting and recording courses for interested musicians, which he hopes will inspire and instruct aspiring artists. Key Quotes: “Then YouTube happened…and I was completely sucked in.” “Every day it was like I was getting more and more committed to learning this art-form on the guitar.” “Fingerstyle guitar is still my roots.” “The through-line with all of these people is the songwriting.” “Songwriting puts the spotlight on the guitar, vocals, and instruments.” “I’m not trying to be a ‘flash in the pan’ thing – this is my life and what I want to do.” “You have to cultivate the right crew of people to support you.” “Music happens best when you’re just living your life.” “I want to inspire people and help them actually write their own songs.” Follow Key: Website: www.donrique.com Instagram: @donrique_ Twitter: @donrique Facebook: @donrique Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/donrique/1306449767 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BWkvG0hRFlAoQ0wFElwgz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtejVgij-mXXuboGpQN1vKw Tricky Stewart: http://trickystewart.com/ Michael Hedges: http://www.nomadland.com/Bio.htm Ken Oriole: https://www.kenoriole.com/ CandyRat Records: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMJecdKUslHToOEpeuRGwXg Road matched pair microphones: https://www.guitarcenter.com/Rode-Microphones/M5-Compact-1-2-Condenser-Microphone-Matched-Pair.gc Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
July 19, 2019
MoeDeLL joins James for this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast to discuss his passion for music and his new album “There It Is”. Growing up in Portsmouth, Virginia, Moe lived with his mom and his grandparents and he remembers there always being music playing in the house: The Eagles, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, and Waylon Jennings to name a few. When he was 9 years old, he started taking private guitar lessons, and the rest is history. While his grandmother is the inspiration for a lot of his songs, he finds that he also writes frequently about his grandfather, though they didn’t always get along. For the past 16 years, he has been a full-time Americana musician, currently averaging about 250 shows per year in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Virginia, and the Carolinas. Some gigs are solo, such as house concerts or sets at assisted living facilities, whereas corporate concerts or weddings might be with his full band. Until a few years ago, Moe was a rock’n’roll artist, but he had an epiphany while playing around with the sound of his song “Devil’s Lake” that gradually caused him to change his style to Americana. He felt that Americana allowed him to tell more of a story than rock’n’roll. Moe’s must-have writing materials are coffee, a pencil, and paper, and he finds that he does his best creating in the morning or while waiting for a show to start. He loves to just fiddle around with new sounds, a practice that began in his childhood when he would mute the television and play his guitar along with what he saw on the screen. His dream job would be to write film scores, but until John Williams calls it quits, Moe will stick to his favorite gigs at assisted living facilities, Cowboy Jacks, and Beaner’s. He just joined the Midwest Country Music Association and he looks forward to potentially collaborating with some of his fellow members in the future. Quotes: “Even if it was just my mom listening, I would still get a joy out of writing music.” “I’m infatuated with writing and lyrics and words.” “I didn’t feel like my old lyrics really told a story.” “In the morning, you may feel cloudy because you just woke up, but your mind is technically at its most fresh because you haven’t had the things of the day stifle you.” “As a musician, you know your place.” “Time has a way of drawing us closer.” Mike Lardy Creative Studio: https://www.facebook.com/mikelardystudio/  Beaner’s: https://www.beanerscentral.com/  Midwest Country Music Association: https://www.midwestcma.org/ Follow MoeDeLL: Facebook @MoeDeLLMusic Instagram @moedell Twitter @moedell Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zP0TH8t4OhGy4dR9RrfpZ Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
July 12, 2019
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, we have a returning guest! Jordan White joined us on DE49, and he is back to talk about his new album “High Road” and give us an inside look at his writing process. At the age of 12, Jordan’s family moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania, which turned out to be a very rough transition for him. Though he didn’t realize it at the time, he began struggling with depression when he was about 15 and getting into music really gave him an escape from his difficult emotions. Having gone through these struggles, he is that much more grateful that he is able to make living writing music now. Jordan got his Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and he really connected with psychology. In fact, he found that he began to write better the more he understood about his own mind. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by the music of The Clash, Nirvana, Al Green, and other 70’s singer-songwriters, and he has recently gotten into Bruce Springsteen’s deep tracks. Jordan and James talk about their different writing methods, including where inspiration comes from, what time of day, and how structured or unstructured they prefer the environment. Jordan finds that he is most inspired when he travels to new places, perhaps because he is seeing the world in a new way and writing provides an outlet for processing. When it comes to gigs, Jordan aims to play 3 shows per week, and he has found that he prefers to play at ticketed shows because the audience is more engaged with the artist. This engagement contributes to the mutual sharing of energy between the artist and the audience, feeding off each other to achieve the purest artistic experience. Jordan’s advice to anyone out there considering pursuing music is to not give up and to not settle. Be true to yourself and chase your sound. Website: www.jordanwhitemusic.com Facebook:@jordanwhitemusic Twitter: @jordanfWhite Instagram: @jordanwhitemusic Key Quotes: “Music saved him from being a statistic.” “The more I learned about the field of psychology, the better my songs got.” “So much of what makes someone a person is what they do.” “Time is an elusive thing when you’re creating.” “The inevitability of things changing.” “It usually starts with a lyric that means something.” “The price for Friday night was Sunday night.” Jim Annuziato: http://annunziatomusic.com/ Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community ondHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
July 6, 2019
Quotes from D. Chris “I’ve Suffered, when you really sincerely struggle with something in life that takes an emotional too, whether that’s sadness, or anger, or jealousy, or depression, or suicidal ideation, what choice do you have when you rise above it, but to be able to observe where other people are struggling in similar ways? And they want to help them along their path.” “It’s easy for us in society with all of this technology and social media, and big ass shit going on to be really fascinated and carried away with what human beings can develop, and going into outer space and artificial Intelligence we are creating, but I look at all of it and say, there Is something to nature, there is something to the way that the trees ruffle in the wind, there is something to the way that hawks soar in the sky there is something to the changes of the season’s that speaks to me in a much the deeper way that all this technology.” “Being natural, being barefoot, there’s a deeper thread of healing that is available to us whether we're struggling or suffering in some way, whether that is physical suffering, emotional suffering, spiritual suffering, and I found for the most part, natures healing seems to offer greater fruits than the fruits of technology, so that’s where barefoot rehab came from.” “We live in a society that is all about doing, achieving, making money, reaching for goals, it’s very masculine, and to me art is more of a feminine, beauty expression type of thing and while our society does enjoy music, and art, and pictures, and books, its not what our schools are training us to do.” Barefoot Rehab With our magic crystal ball, we can see why you feel the way you do. You haven’t found relief from your chiropractor, physical therapist, orthopedic doctor, massage therapist or any other provider. Your friends and family want you to try this or that. You don’t want another opinion. You want to be fixed! At Barefoot Rehab, we fix you by giving you the facts of your pain. Fully. Completely. We don’t use technology, machines, or gimmicks (notice the simple pencil ruler in the picture above). If you want a quick fix in a magic pill, we can’t help you. Temporary relief is a dime a dozen. If you want permanent relief, you’re in the right place. We get results that last. Isn’t it time to get the truth instead of another opinion? Let’s be honest. You don’t trust anyone in healthcare. You’ve failed enough times that you’ve lost almost all hope. We get it. In our practice, we don’t fix everyone. 100% success with our patients is not possible. However, if we aren’t giving you relief, there’s a reason for it. Our goal is to communicate where you are on the pain path in real-time. Instead of doing 3 months of care for 24 visits spending thousands of dollars, imagine knowing in 3 visits that you need an MRI. Or that you have a diet issue. You regain trust and hope when someone tells you the truth. Mother Nature doesn’t lie. Neither do the doctors at Barefoot Rehab. The Secret Problem You Didn’t Know You Have If your previous doctors had correctly identified the problem, you wouldn’t be reading this. You’d be pain-free, doing what you love. You probably agree with the following statement, “There’s something they missed.”  It’s the most common problem, causing lots of pain, that no one’s talking about, and is very easily fixable.  You have never heard of it before.  It causes you to be tight (like in the ankle above) and in stubborn pain that just won’t go away.  At Barefoot Rehab, we specialize in fixing this secret problem for people who have been to multiple healthcare professionals without success.   With our magic crystal ball, we can see why you feel the way you do. You haven’t found relief from your chiropractor, physical therapist, orthopedic doctor, massage therapist or any other provider. Your friends and family want you to try this or that. You don’t want another opinion. You want to be fixed! At Barefoot Rehab, we fix you by giving you the facts of your pain. Fully. Completely. We don’t use technology, machines, or gimmicks (notice the simple pencil ruler in the picture above). If you want a quick fix in a magic pill, we can’t help you. Temporary relief is a dime a dozen. If you want permanent relief, you’re in the right place. We get results that last. Isn’t it time to get the truth instead of another opinion? Trust Your Doctor Again Let’s be honest. You don’t trust anyone in healthcare. You’ve failed enough times that you’ve lost almost all hope. We get it. In our practice, we don’t fix everyone. 100% success with our patients is not possible. However, if we aren’t giving you relief, there’s a reason for it. Our goal is to communicate where you are on the pain path in real-time. Instead of doing 3 months of care for 24 visits spending thousands of dollars, imagine knowing in 3 visits that you need an MRI. Or that you have a diet issue. You regain trust and hope when someone tells you the truth. Mother Nature doesn’t lie. Neither do the doctors at Barefoot Rehab. The Secret Problem You Didn’t Know You Have If your previous doctors had correctly identified the problem, you wouldn’t be reading this. You’d be pain-free, doing what you love. You probably agree with the following statement, “There’s something they missed.”  It’s the most common problem, causing lots of pain, that no one’s talking about, and is very easily fixable.  You have never heard of it before.  It causes you to be tight (like in the ankle above) and in stubborn pain that just won’t go away.  At Barefoot Rehab, we specialize in fixing this secret problem for people who have been to multiple healthcare professionals without success. Follow Christopher: Facebook: @drchristopherstepien Instagram: @drchristopherstepien YouTube: Dr. Christopher Stepien Website: www.drchristopherstepien.com Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! 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June 28, 2019
James welcomes back singer Kylie Odetta to the Dharmic Evolution Podcast in episode 223 to discuss what she’s been up to since her stint living in New York City, how her tone has changed in her music, touring with her band, the importance of having ‘quiet time’ in her daily routine, the new music video for Under the Sun, and so much more!  “I just want people to experience life to the fullest…I hope that you are just able to experience freedom and confidence, and relaxed joy as you go throughout your life. Know how loved you are by me, by so many people in your life, by the God who created this entire universe, that you are truly unique and special to you, and I just hope that you would embrace the things that make you different and walk confidently in your life.” Listen to the show to hear these four riveting songs by Kylie!  - Sunny Day - Undertow You - Don’t Love - Under the Sun Connect with Kylie on her website and on Instagram to keep up with her new music, upcoming shows, what she’s up to, and her new puppy – Zella! Want to learn more about the topics discussed in the show? Check out the links below! Sofar Sounds Salvation Army You can listen to Kylie on episode DE36 too. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the show to be featured on the website!
June 21, 2019
In Episode 222 of the Dharmic Evolution Podcast, James Kevin gives a sneak peek into his new eBook – Depression Fighter’s Manual – with guests English Bob and Jacked Up Jimmy.
June 14, 2019
Cali's music is crafted piano composition alongside soulful vocals. She describes it as: "If Alanis, Tori Amos & Florence had a baby that made a soundtrack". Classically trained opera singer & self-taught pianist, she's been making music her entire life, touring in the US/UK/Europe, and now settled in the London music scene. Her debut album Flying Through Water is out now and can be streamed/purchased on Bandcamp/SoundCloud. Cali has extensive experience as a singer performing Jazz/Soul/Motown/Rock and has collaborated with some Jazz & Swing greats like Robin Banerjee (Amy Winehouse), Hossam Ramsey & the Jive Aces. She delivers an epic showstopper displaying her abilities as a captivating performer, master storyteller, and a powerful & diverse vocalist. Cali recently teamed up with UK producer & writer Stuart Cooney to form Axiomatic Music for Film & TV. Songs Featured by Cali: Flying through water If you want Blood My Track The Once and Future King Quotes by Cali: On Flying Through Water: “You want to achieve something that’s impossible” On What’s your Music Like: “It’s Everything Good” On asking to be on “The Voice”: “Reality TV is an Oxymoron, it doesn’t exist, these shows are very scripted, they are very manipulated, their selling television” On Piano’s: The best piano in the world, is the Bosendorfer, James went online and found a used one on eBay selling for $99,000.00. Facebook: @CaliLovesMusic   Youtube:  https://bit.ly/2McJmhS Instagram: @calirivlin Bandcamp: https://calirivlin.bandcamp.com/ Axiomatic music project:  https://www.axiomaticmusic.com/ Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community ondHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group  
June 6, 2019
It’s been 75 years since D-Day, June 6, 1944, when Western Allied forces during World War II launched the largest invasion in history with nearly 7,000 ships of all sorts and more than 11,000 planes, crossing the English Channel and landing more than 150,000 troops (and more over the days that followed) on the beaches of Normandy to free France and the rest of Europe from Nazi tyranny.
May 31, 2019
Mikalyn brings a powerful mix of youthful energy and optimism to her alternative-pop sound, grounded by lyrical flourishes that often by a depth and maturity rarely found in someone so young. An artist in the truest sense of the word, Mikalyn’s creativity is a form of self-expression pouring over every note and word with the finesse and attention to detail of a painter. Since she can remember she has desired nothing more than to make music that is truly memorable and means something to the listener.
May 24, 2019
Quotes from Gene:  On work Ethic: “Yes there is no question as I am looking around the office at the Gold Records and Grammy awards on the walls here,  every single one of these people is workaholics, just like I am, they are not just talent waiting for the phone to ring”.
May 17, 2019
Pianist, singer-songstress and Berklee Alumni Ivy Alex is paving a new path for music with her mixed styles of jazz, classical, neo-soul, and pop. The gypsy pianist, singer, composer and producer writes on subjects of love, loss, heartbreak, and inner wisdom.
May 10, 2019
In this episode of DE216, James meets with Chris Eves, Author and leader of the Rock Jam Band Chris Eves and the New Normal. James and Chris get into some cool discussions about creating music, life on the road, bad food! Old guitars and vintage amplifiers. Peach Fest, Taco Bell, Alternate Tuning, Tony Markellis and where to find the good food! Olive the cat, and of course Jessica’s Eyes. It’s all here in this weeks episode of the dHarmic Evolution!  Featured Songs:  - Green and Blue  - Walking on a Wire - New Normal - When the Stars Fall (Video)  Chris Eves and the New Normal blur the lines between rock, funk, country, and blues with a healthy dose of jam band influences. Thoughtful lyrics blend seamlessly with solid roots rock riffs, pop sensibilities and, catchy hooks. Based out of Syracuse NY, the band has shared the stage with such diverse artists as the Zac Brown Band, Jon Fishman of Phish, Gov't Mule, Cheap Trick, Gregg Allman, and many others. Their debut album is scheduled to be released in December 2017.  Chris Eves and the New Normal has been featured recently in Relix, A&R Factory and Skope Magazine as well as featurettes in Jammerzine, Jam Band Purist and The Old School Project. Among their many shows and festival appearances, which includes a headlining slot in The Jam For The Land Festival (Stowe, VT), Sterling Stage Festival Ameribeat (Sterling, NY), Seedstock (Cortland, NY), Rochester Fringe Fest (Rochester, NY), Taste Of Syracuse (Syracuse, NY) and the Corn Hill Arts and Music Festival (Rochester, NY) coming up in the 2019 festival season CHRIS EVES AND THE NEW NORMAL have already secured billing for Flannel Fest (Rochester, NY) as well as The Strawberry Jam Music Festival (Turin, NY) and they are securing more festival appearances in the coming weeks.  Chris Eves and the New Normal has played some of the region’s top venues and supported some amazing talent as well, including multiple supporting roles at The Westcott Theater opening for jam powerhouse SPAFFORD, JAZZ IS PHISH and ROBERT RANDOLPH & THE FAMILY BAND. Funk N Waffles with the likes of THE HEAVY PETS, THE MELTING NOMADS and SOPHISTAFUNK. And, at esteemed venues throughout the Northeast including legendary places like The Bitter End, Nectars, Arch Street Tavern, Flour City Station and The Range. Chris Eves has even joined the ZAC BROWN BAND on stage for a rendition of their hit song “Keep Me in Mind”. Dates are filling up fast and tour announcements will be released in the coming weeks. More information about their tour schedule, music videos and links to their debut SAMMY Award-nominated album, “Find Your Way” can be found below.  Chris Eves and the New Normal “Chris Eves and The New Normal seamlessly integrate many genres of music from Jam to Alt-Rock. I believe ‘Find Your Way’ is a great platform for this band to build upon and grow exponentially.” – Jambandpurist.com  "'Find Your Way' is a debut album with shine and depth, and The New Normal might be the best new band out of Syracuse" – NYSmusic.com  “Chris Eves and The New Normal are sure to be a crowd favorite with their riveting instrumentals and unforgettable lyrical melodies.” Indie-spoonful.com You can follow Chris here: Website www.chrisevesandthenewnormal.com Facebook @chrisevesandthenewnormal Twitter @TheNewNormal315 Instagram @chrisevesandthenewnormal Youtube Chris Eves and the New Normal ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/chrisevesandthenewnormal Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com Facebook Twitter Instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group  
May 3, 2019
In this episode of DE215, The show opens with the track mix of “Speak To Me” this was written about two people having an exchange of energy (conversation) with each other, without ever speaking a word to each other. James shares his work in progress, Ebook free download of “Depression fighters for you” that will be available to all as a free download, it’s a valuable tool to keep with you on your phone and will allow you to access it anytime that nasty depressed state sneaks up on you! He also reaches out to YOU! the audience to help him decide on Depression Fighter #7 to complete the Ebook, he is not giving away his thoughts on it, as he wants and values YOUR ideas! Please let him know your thoughts on the blog post, leave a comment, or an idea, we love to hear from you! Strategy #1 You Gotta Move! I learned this one 20 years ago from Tony Robbins, and it remains at the top of my list. Get up, get out, get moving! It really is that simple, you don’t even need any complicated exercise program (although anything physical will help) Just start walking, then maybe you turn it into a faster walk as your blood gets moving, then perhaps a jog. We have an old saying in the Yoga Community, “the hardest part is just showing up” and it is so true. It’s so easy to turn on the TV, flop into an easy chair or couch and open a big bag of potato chips and a beer. But if you are feeling low and depressed, you just put three more strikes against feeling better. No movement, bad food, and alcohol, you will not be feeling better today. Releasing feel-good endorphins, natural cannabis-like brain chemicals (endogenous cannabinoids) and other natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being. Taking your mind off worries so you can get away from the cycle of negative thoughts that feed depression and anxiety. Doing 30 minutes or more of exercise a day for three to five days a week may significantly improve depression or anxiety symptoms. But smaller amounts of physical activity — as little as 10 to 15 minutes at a time — may make a difference. It may take less time exercising to improve your mood when you do more-vigorous activities, such as running or bicycling. Strategy #2 You Gotta Laugh! Use disruptive tactics like putting on a few comedy clips, (for me its usually the three stooges) There is nothing better than putting this thing called “Life” into its proper perspective, ie; don’t take everything so seriously that you forget that “you gotta laugh” When you look at 3 adult men sleeping in the same bed till noon fully clothed, you know that your life is really very good comparatively! Did you ever notice that when you start laughing at something you're whole mood changes in an instant? The phrase “laughter is the best medicine” is so true, it's one way to forget your troubles, think about the now, and not the tomorrow, as Jesus teaches, tomorrow will have enough trouble in of itself, put your focus on today, (and him!) Laughing releases endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemicals. Therefore, it provides short-term relief from tension and worry. Moreover, laughing reduces stress and strengthens social connections. As a result, one of the many benefits of laughter and humor is the power to combat anxiety and depression, according to researchers. Therefore, laughter is good medicine for mental health. Laughter is also a good tool to connect in social settings, go to a comedy club, meet new people, change your entire perspective, get busy and start laughing your ass off! Strategy #3 You Gotta help somebody! If you are feeling low, one of the fastest turn arounds for your mood of self-pity, oh poor me, Isolationism, and falling down and worshiping your own discomfort is to find someone who is really struggling! There are plenty out there who have real struggles, not enough food, water, and no place to sleep. If you want to change your mood, and your core beliefs, find someone who needs a kind word, a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or just a smile and a handshake. While many of us feel too stressed and busy to worry about helping others or say we’ll focus on doing good deeds when we have more “spare time”, evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing and even benefit your physical health! I challenge you to go up to the next stranger that you see that looks like they are having trouble making ends meet, or if that is too much of a leap, check out people getting in their cars with groceries or using a walker, ask if you can help. It takes very little time and effort and I promise it will leave them with a feeling of Gratitude, and it will also leave you with a warm glow in your heart, and the Gratitude you feel will be even greater than theirs! Now get out there and help someone today! Do not wait until tomorrow, someone needs you right now! Strategy #4 You Gotta be loved! Another thing that is very necessary for everyone is the human touch. It is important to give and receive, if you have no significant other in your life, you can get this from having your hair washed, cut, and washed again. (it’s what I do) I also get massages regularly as there are many benefits of a great massage including the human touch. Physical touch is known to improve the function of your immune system as well as reduce diseases such as those associated with the heart and blood. One study on women found that receiving more hugs from their partners led to lower heart rates and blood pressure! The benefits of physical touch and the biological releases that come with it go beyond social bonding and can manifest positively in your mental and physical health. Known as the “feel good” hormone, oxytocin helps inspire positive thinking and maintaining an optimistic outlook on the world. The role of oxytocin for bonding also extends to helping generate feelings of compassion during interactions. This can contribute to an expansion of trust among individuals during social situations. Now it’s time to go out and spread the love!  Strategy #5 You Gotta eat something wholesome! There is more and more evidence each day about how a healthy meal plan contributes to better mental health, not just physical health. I changed up my meal plan about 4 years ago, I dropped 18 lbs, and have not only kept it off, but I am more focused, driven, and have a more evenly distributed energy supply each and every day, no wild swings and then crashes. Notice I said, “meal plan” not diet, diets don’t work, they never have, and they never will. I eat as much food as I want, I am just selective about it. I borrowed this list from the “Kendal at Oberlin” blog post, titled “Diet considerations for a healthy mind” You will find this list repeated over and over in so many similar types “best foods” articles. After scanning I spotted 8 out of 10 foods that I eat almost every day. Dark chocolate (with at least 85% cocoa) Turmeric Kale Sweet potatoes Berries (blackberry, blueberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberry) Garbanzo beans Walnuts Fish with omega-3 fatty acids (mackerel, lake trout, herring, wild salmon) Red wine Green tea  Strategy #6 You Gotta Love the Drugs! No, I am not talking about social, recreational and illegal drugs. I am talking about the ones that you are wired to enjoy anytime you choose. Dopamine, Serotonin, Adrenalin, Oxytocin, they are all within our ability to enjoy whenever we decide to manufacture them. Like the roller coaster ride, or hang gliding, you just climb aboard and you receive that flood of endorphins, that start kicking in and you say to yourself wow where did that come from? We tend to forget about this experience, and you can receive this benefit with all kinds of different activities if you choose to, and I think you should choose to Because there is nothing like feeling good. This is very cool as it goes back to what I stated previously, I want the dopamine, the serotonin, adrenalin, and the oxytocin, as they are the things that keep you young and healthy. When you are a teenager you never think twice about jumping on the fastest, highest Ferris wheel, or the nastiest roller coaster, but as you get older you start to taper off and say “Nah, you know what, I’m reading the paper, or I’m going out for coffee, you forget that you can still take your shirt off and just start running, or jump on a bike and take a ride. So we have got to remind ourselves that these things are really really good for us, so that’s what I’m saying about the drugs, ‘that’s the stuff that I want” I want the natural drugs, I want to feel amazing! Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com facebook twitter instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
April 26, 2019
In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitchell’s heavier rocked out Les Paul sound, especially in the beginning of the track. It has a very “Petty esque” tone that is luscious to the senses. In this episode of DE214, The show opens with the track mix of “Gratitude” this is a unique mix and features a nice complement between James’ clean Stratocaster tone, and James Mitchell’s heavier rocked out Les Paul sound, especially in the beginning of the track. It has a very “Petty esque” tone that is luscious to the senses. The show features the final “Mastered” version of the song “Gratitude” at the close of the show that is also the title track that went on the album of the same name. In this episode, we discuss: • James drove on his trip to the entire lower Eastern seaboard, then came back North through Florida’s West Coast and into Nashville for a few days, then off to Morehead Kentucky to visit my friend and extraordinary guitarist George Barker, his wife Kris, and his brother Welton, both George and Welton are alumni of the infamous but most amazing band from the mid 70’s “Tangent”. • English Bob stops by to visit, in his classic Jalopy, English Bob is a bit nervous and reticent to meet with Peter Griffin again as Peter showed up as a real cartoon on the last visit. James comments on English Bob’s brightened suspenders that were recently treated with Iodine and then Vulcanized. English is using a new service “Yandal Booenpicken” who specializes in Iodine and Vulcanization techniques, giving them a bright and cheery, and effective, yandy, glassy of hangy.  • There are no siestas in Lower Ipswitch, English sputters like a car as he gets stuck on his magnanimity approach. He then describes Yandal’s second business, that he opens in the afternoon, “Boone Pickens Chickens”. • Yandals process for best chicken, “He bakes it, he broilers is, he fries it, then he barbecues it. He does all four procedures. Feathers are optional, special orders, don’t upset us, just let us serve you, and be a guest of us” The “ruffle effect”.                      • English Bob’s pocket watch goes off and it's time for his deep knee bends. • Peter Griffin arrives and has swords with him, and being a cartoon character he immediately projects a hologram of a freeway right in the studio and almost gets James run over by a truck. Best Quotes from English Bob: “Yandal is a groundbreaking Booenpicken chicken man”.                “Oh a tempest in the Titanic”.  “Well Peter, you see I have been the most famous man alive in lower Ipswitch, when it comes to fencing, yes I can lunge, parret, or engarde”.                                               “Take that, you big bellied ballet dancer you”. “James are you aware that you have a freeway running through your studio at the moment?”  • On James Kevin’s music: “It tends to remind me of Howling Wolf stuck in a peach tree overnight. Best quotes from Peter Griffin: “Hey how about this, get a load of my flamethrower”             “Damn the Torpedoes, full stampede and buffalo ahead”. “English Bob, your quite the swordsman, and I will always Paul Revere this dharmiconalova, as long as I live, and I never thought I would be in a swords contest today when I brought the swords, James Kevin”. Best quotes from James: • On calling the sword fight: “English Bob looks like he has the upper hand so far, I think he is going to slip in his world famous Ubiquitous Larchmont Move any second, (patent pending of course), but I understand that Peter Griffin has a Big Belly Ballet move that may be a close-sleeper”. “Wow both opponents giving it all that they have, they left nothing on the floor today in this unbelievable swordsmanship, as I’ve never seen before”. “Gentlemen, I don’t have a hat on, but if I did, it would be off to both of you”. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! Follow our Host www.thejamesoconnoragency.com facebook twitter instagram Follow our Podcast www.dharmicevolution.com Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
April 19, 2019
On the road, this week having meetings with friends, business associates, going to Richmond Va, then to Sarasota Fla, then Saint Petersburg, then Tampa, then off to Nashville for 3 days, then to Moorhead Kentucky, then back to NJ. This was not a relaxing trip as I did too many miles in the car. However it would not make sense to fly to these destinations, as there would be too many airline and car rental connections in such a short amount of time, so I opted to meditate on a long car journey, it will most likely end up over 3000 miles in less than a week. Sharing the song “Amen” and “It Is Finished” this week as we celebrate the last days of Jesus right up to his last dying breath on the cross as he spoke to his Father in Heaven, with “It Is Finished” “All churches have good and bad” “God did not create a religion, the man did” Quick recap To begin describing what happened on Good Friday, we need to quickly recap the events that led up to this point. Basically, Jesus had been betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, who let the authorities know where Jesus was. So after the Last Supper, and whilst the disciples were sleeping in the garden of Gethsemane, soldiers came and arrested Jesus. Jesus before the court During the night of his arrest, Jesus was taken to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the Jewish law and the elders had assembled. One of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. The chief priests and the whole court were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they didn’t find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally, two came forward and, after some questioning, were able to convict Jesus on blasphemy charges. Peter Disowns Jesus As mentioned earlier, Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, listening to what was taking place. At this point, a bunch of locals thought they recognized him and accused him of being a follower of Jesus. Afraid of the repercussions, Peter denied knowing Jesus three times. It was at this point that Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” He went outside and wept bitterly, full of shame. Judas hangs himself Still early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders made their plans on how to have Jesus executed. They bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of the area during the time. When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, which he was given for informing them on Jesus’ location. Judas threw the money into the temple and left. He then went away and hanged himself. Jesus before Pilate Meanwhile, Jesus stood before Pilate and the governor asked him about the charges leveled against him by the Jewish court. Pilate was amazed that Jesus didn’t try to deny the charges. During these days, it was the governor’s custom at the time of festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time, they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Barabbas. When the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them if they wanted him or Jesus to be released. The chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But the mob continued to shout for Jesus to be crucified. When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, and saw that an uproar was starting, he washed his hands in front of the crowd, telling them that killing Jesus was their responsibility. He then released Barabbas to them, had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. The soldiers mock Jesus Pontius Pilate’s soldiers then took Jesus into a Roman courtyard. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him; they then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him, mocking him, before proceeding to physically abuse him. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. The crucifixion of Jesus As the soldiers were going out, they met a man called Simon, forcing him to carry the cross that would be used to crucify Jesus. They came to a place called Golgotha. There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Sitting down, they kept watching over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left, including a man named Dismas. Those who passed by hurled insults at Jesus, shaking their heads and mocking his claims of being God. The death of Jesus From noon until three in the afternoon, darkness came over the area. At about 3 pm, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing there heard this, one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. Then, when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he died. At that moment, the earth shook, rocks split and tombs broke open. The bodies of various holy people who had died were raised to life. When the centurion, and those with him who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, now believing that he was the Son of God. Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, and Jesus’ mother, Mary. The burial of Jesus As evening approached, there came a rich man called Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pontius Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate obliged. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. At this point, many of Jesus’ disciples must have felt a sense of despair. But as we know, the events three days later on Easter Sunday completely changed that… Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
April 12, 2019
Quotes from James in this episode: “The feeling of euphoria and emancipation in your own personal life, whatever that is, it could be the end of a relationship, a situation, and/or it could be the beginning of something brand new, they are usually wrapped in the same package. As one ends, a new journey begins.” “Facing the unknown, not knowing exactly where I am going and when, and just letting God lead me to where he wants me next. I find this very exciting in some ways. You do however need to have tremendous faith in him and you must trust, and allow yourself to be led”… Maps and Geography: Maps were always so fascinating to me, as a kid I loved maps and they were always so intriguing to me, I just loved them and loved seeing the different things on maps, where you are, where you live, what is surrounding you, is it mountains, lakes, streams, forests? Or is it all a concrete jungle? I have met people who have no concept of maps, and I must immediately pull out a map and show them how it works, how you can put the mapping image in their brain and use it to give them a better perspective on where they are. Perhaps no one bothered to ever teach them about maps? NYC is a perfect example of how to use mapping to your advantage, everything is laid out in a grid North, South, East, and West. It’s a perfect place to practice your mapping abilities, all the avenues run North and South, and all the streets run East and West. We all have different abilities when it comes to learning. None of us receive interpret and disseminate information the same way, therefore no two people have the same capacity to ingest and apply knowledge the same way, we are all wired completely different! While you are discovering your new hobby of studying maps and Geography, don’t forget to investigate the Geography of Your Soul! Emancipation, Homelessness, the New Chapter, and President Lincoln: I spent the last year with my Mom, who was elderly and very sick, she had dementia and she passed away a few weeks ago. I had moved into her house a year ago, so I am now homeless! However, it feels like emancipation, let me explain. I know that she made it into heaven, so that is certainly something to celebrate. I have been feeling emancipated in some ways as a certain chapter of my life has now concluded, and I am looking at a fresh virgin canvas. Facing the unknown, not knowing exactly where I am going and when, and just letting God lead me to where he wants me next. I find this very exciting in some ways. You do however need to have tremendous faith in him and you must trust, and allow yourself to be led… Lincoln had a mountain to climb to get the Emancipation Proclamation passed, it was a political quagmire that he had to navigate using all of his brilliant legal skills, his creativity, his humor, wit, passion, and sense of humor to get this bill passed. There were four border states that could have swung towards the South had things not aligned properly, that may have changed the course of the war, and we might have had two countries today instead of one! Lincoln knew that slavery was morally wrong and he could not in good conscience allow this to continue under his administration. The feeling of euphoria and emancipation in your own personal life, whatever that is, it could be the end of a relationship, a situation, and/or it could be the beginning of something brand new, they are usually wrapped in the same package. As one ends, a new journey begins. What about Drugs, and Your Relationship with Drugs? No, I am not talking about social, recreational and illegal drugs. I am talking about the ones that you are wired to enjoy anytime you choose. Dopamine, Serotonin, Adrenalin, Oxytocin, they are all within our ability to enjoy whenever we decide to manufacture them. Like the roller coaster ride, you climb aboard and you receive that flood of endorphins, that start kicking in and you say to yourself wow where did that come from? We tend to forget about this experience, and you can receive this benefit with all kinds of different activities if you choose to, and I think you should choose to. Because there is nothing like feeling good. Eustress, and what is it?: We have stress in our life, but we also have eustress, (the good stress) We all experience stress at some point. Whether it’s daily chronic stress or occasional bumps in the road, stress can sneak up on us at any time. What you may not know about stress is that it’s not all bad. In fact, we can experience eustress, or positive stress, just as frequently as we do negative stress. If the idea of positive stress is new to you, you’re not alone. Most of us equate all stress with negative experiences. Clinical psychiatrist Dr. Michael Genovese says we rarely think of stress as a positive thing, but eustress is just that — positive stress. “Exciting or stressful events cause a chemical response in the body,” he explained. Eustress is usually a product of nerves, which can be brought on when faced with a fun challenge. Genovese says this is important because, without eustress, our well-being can suffer. “Eustress helps us stay motivated, work toward goals, and feel good about life,” he added. This is very cool as it goes back to what I stated previously, I want the dopamine, the serotonin, adrenalin, and the oxytocin then are the things that keep you young and healthy. When you are a teenager you never think twice about jumping on the fastest, highest Ferris wheel, or the meanest roller coaster, but as you get older you start to taper off and say “Nah, you know what, I’m reading the paper, or I’m going for coffee, you forget that you can still take your shirt off and just start running or jump on a bike and take a ride. So we have got to remind ourselves that these things are really really good for us, so that’s why I’m saying about the drugs, ‘that’s the stuff that I want” I want the natural drugs, I want the Eustress! Traveling: I have met a lot of travelers through the dHarmic Evolution, and what a gift, all of these fabulous ladies and gentlemen who travel the world with their art, with their talents, with their abilities, and I have learned so much through them, and traveling is such a wonderful thing and some people are just never acclimated to it or perhaps they are a little afraid of it, I think, especially having a relationship with someone and you can’t travel alone in some instances, so you are always together. I think there is something missed when that happens, because when you strip away all the crutches, and you do it all on your own, you learn one fundamental thing, and that is, you can make up your own fun as you go, and its very cool to just be able to be so aloof, and to be so free, and to be able to say, I’m ready to move on, I’m going to go do something else today. Mexico: I was traveling in Mexico a few years back and was staying at this nice all-inclusive Hotel packages that allowed you to stay at any one of 10 or 12 Hotels that were all very nice places. So I am at what is now the Hard Rock Hotel on the Riviera Mya, south of Cancun and it’s Saturday night around 11:00 PM, I am sitting by myself at the bar and I have been noticing that it is mostly families with their kids here. So I ask the bartender about another hotel, we look at a map together, I ask him to call me a cab, and I went up to my room, packed in about 4 minutes, came down jumped into a cab, and I was checked into a new hotel in less than an hour, different vibe, different experience, just will it, and it can be done! Traveling, I can’t recommend it enough, its just killer, it is awesome! “Flyin”: Flyin is one of the most magnificent things you can do to accomplish all of the things I described earlier with the eustress, getting that dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, oxytocin, endorphins and whatever other cool chemicals your brain can create. The natural drugs that are locked up in your brain just waiting for you to insert the key and say “go baby go”! How about commercial airlines, some people are afraid to fly, and for those of you who hate take offs, do this, put on some kick-ass music, put on the most killer thing that just rocks your world, strap on your headphones, put your seat back, but your head back, and don’t resist that feeling of take off, do the opposite, embrace that feeling as your rushing down the runway to the sound of music that lights you up. It’s one of my favorite thing’s, I just love to take off’s. You can apply the same strategy on landing, just get into the music, relax and enjoy the experience. I tried this in real time with someone I was traveling with a long time ago, and it worked like a charm for her. She was all freaked out about both take-offs and landing, but the music and the strategy worked well for her. If the music is not the buzz for you, take the persons hand you are sitting next to, and say a prayer with them. Hang gliding: I did this in Saint Croix off the back of a boat, what a rush, what a great time, I was feeling all of the chemicals! I want to do a free launch off the top of a mountain, that’s on the “next” list. Skydiving: This is kind of an ultimate rush, 12,000’ and then reaching 120 miles an hour, like a peregrine falcon having so much fun! No spinning and whirlies for me! I told the lead guy who I jumped with not to do that, as it made me a bit sick, but that aside the jump was a rush! Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
April 5, 2019
Have you ever been in terrifying fear for your life? This episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is James’ song “Eritrean Eyes”, inspired by a friend of James’. For the purposes of this episode, James will refer to his friend as Martha. James gives a brief background on the country of Eritrea, located in the Horn of Africa between Sudan and Ethiopia and bordering the Red Sea. From the 1980s until 2000, Eritrea was at war or at the brink of war with Ethiopia, and times for Martha and her family were quite rough. One day, her father didn’t return home and it was presumed that he had been recruited to join the military, which was very common during those years. Another time, her uncle was rushing home to beat the curfew and when he was right outside their door, he was shot dead. The glimmer of hope for Martha’s family, however, was that her grandmother was a wealthy businesswoman who had saved up the money necessary to smuggle their whole family out of the country under the cover of darkness. This excursion started with the family being smuggled under an onion truck and walking through deep sand and ended safely in the United States. Many years later, Martha was finally able to see her father again, which was an answer to her prayers. Martha has since built a life in the US, loving freedom, Jesus, working hard, and being a dedicated mother. When James met Martha, his eyes were opened to her upbringing and culture as well as the prevalence of the persecution of Christians around the world. Additionally, the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia recently opened, and the people on both sides of the border have been pleasantly surprised by the positive impacts of this simple act of peace. Links: You can find BBC article James mentioned here You can find information about Eritrea here  Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media! www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Check out our YouTube channel! Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group You can get a new “Gratitude” album here
March 29, 2019
Have you thought about your everlasting life, the one that is Eternity? There is not one thing that you own that you will take with you when you go, including your body. Have you embraced what has been offered to you? Let’s dig in and find out.  Reprinted from the Blog of Harold Herring:  Have you watched a television series where the star of the show is seemingly always in eminent peril? No matter how real the scene feel. . .you can know for sure. . .that the creator and writers of the television show will never kill the hero or the star. . .who plays the hero. Just like the movies. . .you’re a star that will never be defeated by the enemy.  In fact, not only will you not lose. . .you win every single time. Here are three scriptures which should strengthen and energize your faith against every attack of the enemy. First, 2 Corinthians 4:8 in the Amplified Bible says: “We are hedged in (pressed) on every side [troubled and oppressed in every way], but not cramped or crushed; we suffer embarrassments and are perplexed and unable to find a way out, but not driven to despair.” The attack on you, your family, health or finances. . .may be intense. . .but you will never be defeated.  So why be afraid? Hebrews 13:6 in the Amplified Bible says: “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”  Have you ever heard the song “Unbreakable” by Fireflight?  Probably not, because it’s a Christian rock band. . .however, the song contains some amazing faith-filled lyrics. “Where are the people that accused me? The ones who beat me down and bruised me They hide just out of sight, can’t face me in the light They’ll return but I’ll be stronger “God I want to dream again, take me where I’ve never been I wanna go there, this time I’m not scared Now I am unbreakable, it’s unmistakable No one can touch me, nothing can stop me.” Nobody can touch. . .nobody can stop you. . .nobody can defeat you. . .nobody can do anything to you. . .because He’s got our back. Isaiah 54:17 says: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” You already know the outcome. . .it’s your inheritance. Here are the seven reasons why God wants you to be victorious. Your Father wants you to be victorious. No loving Father ever wants His children to lose God wants us to win…..EVERY TIME 2 Corinthians 2:14 says: “Now thanks be unto God, which ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH in Christ….” The enemy only has the ability to deceive, accuse and tempt . . .that’s it.  Jesus took away the power of death, hell and the grave when He made an open show of the devil. The Bible plainly states that Jesus disarmed Satan and all his demon hoards. Colossians 2:15 in the Amplified Bible says: “(God) disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it (the cross).” Remember the Word of God says we are always supposed to triumph, not just 51 percent of the time, not even 85 percent of the time, but always. How much easier this sounds when we realize Satan has no weapon that will work against us. Your Heavenly Father paid a heavy price to make you victorious. Would you be willing to send your son or daughter to die for someone you didn’t know? Many parents have faced that question as they’ve seen their sons and daughters ship out to war zones where they stand in harm’s way in defense of our freedom not knowing if or when they will return. God sent His only begotten Son. . .with the knowledge that His Son would have to die for our sins. When Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph. . .God knew that His Son would die a horrible death. When Jesus amazed the scholars in the Temple. . .God knew His Son would be wrongly accused, persecuted, lied about and killed. When Jesus rode victoriously into Jerusalem to the cheers of the people. . .God knew it wouldn’t be long before His Son would suffer and die. Yet. . .know all these things. . .He sent His Son. . .so we would be victorious over sin, death and the grave. 1 John 4:10 in the New Living Translation says: “This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.”  Can you even begin to imagine how much God loves us?  His willingness to send His only begotten Son for the forgiveness of our sins proves it. Hebrews 9:15 in the Amplified Bible says: “[Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfillment of the promised everlasting inheritance--since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement.” You have a tactical advantage in any battle. One of the most successful military strategies an enemy can employ in warfare is to separate you from your supply lines. . .to keep you from receiving reinforcements or supplies. That’s exactly what the devil wants to do when he has you, your family, your finances and/or your health under attack. . .he wants to separate you from your supply line (God). . .to keep you from receiving reinforcements and orders from your spiritual headquarters (the Word). The only way the enemy can spiritually terrorize you. . .is by doubt, separation and isolation. When you find yourself under attack whether it’s a natural enemy or spiritual enemy indecision can be costly.  Even though you may not know the best strategy to employ at any given moment. . .God does. Your tactical advantage is your personal relationship with the Holy Spirit and your reliance on the Word of God. Hebrews 13:6 in the Amplified Bible says: “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?”  Your focus on and faith in His Word. . .gives you a peace passes understanding during every attack.  You know the Calvary (Holy Spirit) is on the way. Psalm 121:1-2 says: “I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” Always remember, the battle is not yours. . .but the Lord’s. Joshua 10:8 in the New Living Translation says: “Do not be afraid of them,” the Lord said to Joshua, “for I have given you victory over them. Not a single one of them will be able to stand up to you.” You will never have to face any battle alone. Mark 9:27 in the New Century Version says: “Jesus took his hand and helped him to stand up.” Hebrews 13:5 in the Amplified Bible says: “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not,[I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” God will provide you with a safe house. Psalm 61:3 says: “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.” When I want to mentally decompress. . .I enjoy watching movies where the good guy (God) wins and the bad guy (Satan) loses. When someone needs to escape from or testifies against the bad guys. . .they’re often placed in a safe house.  The purpose of the safe house is to protect the good guys from the bad guys.  Isn’t it nice to know that your Heavenly Father. . .the Great I Am. . .wants to place you in His safe house. . .away from the attacks of the enemy and the hordes of hell. There’s one main difference between God’s safe house and the ones you find in the movies. In the make-believe world. . .you never want the enemy to know where you are. . .because they will find a way to attack your location and kill you. When you’re in God’s safe house. . .the enemy knows where you are. . .and he can’t do a thing about it. . .no matter how much he tries or even how he lies.  You’re fully protected.  Now that’s something to shout about. One more scripture. Proverbs 18:19 in the Amplified Bible says: “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the [consistently] righteous man [upright and in right standing with God] runs into it and is safe, high [above evil] and strong.” You’ve already won the battle. . .it’s in the script. 1 John 4:4 in the Amplified Bible says: “Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” In the Book of Revelation… the one book that tells the end of the story… the Apostle John was given what I call ‘inside information’ on what would take place.  He also writes for us … the key to overcoming the enemy in every way he comes against us. Revelation 12:11 in the Amplified Bible says: “And they have overcome (conquered) him by means of the blood of the Lamb (we were first born-again) and by the utterance of their testimony, (we ONLY confess what God says… not what the devil wants us to say) for they did not love and cling to life (we have given up life as the world lives it to live as the Lord instructs us to live in Him) even when faced with death [holding their lives cheap till they had to die for their witnessing].”  We have the confidence in knowing our lives will one day take on total victory … You have been given authority over every trick of the enemy. Romans 8:37 which says: “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” I decided to look up conqueror in the Strong’s Concordance.  It’s the Greek word hypernikaō (G5245) and it means: “to be more than a conqueror, to gain a surpassing victory.” I noticed that conqueror comes from the root word nikaō (G3528) which is translated 24 out of 28 times as overcome.  So it became obvious to me that in order to become a Kingdom Conqueror you must first be a World Overcomer. What does the Word have to say about being an Overcomer?  Let’s begin with an example from the story of David and Goliath.  It’s found in 1 Samuel 17:9 in Today’s New International Version which says: “If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us." These are bold words David is speaking.  The scriptures don’t record whether King Saul knew David was going to make such a bold statement but I think we can rest assured that David already knew the end from the beginning.  He was not fighting this battle in his own strength… he knew in his heart that God would give him the victory.  As you fight the good fight. . .you’ve got to know that God will give you the victory. Not only that. . .God expects you to win every time. . .because He gives you total power and mastery over the devil Luke 10:19 says: “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” The first word in this verse that is translated power is the Greek word exousia.  It means “delegated power” or better said “authority.” The second word translated power is the Greek word dunamis.  It means “ability.”  So notice carefully what God is actually saying.  “I give you authority over all the ability of the devil.” Are you getting a hold of all of this?  You have total authority over all the ability of the enemy.  Remember, “…nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).  The Bible literally says nothing shall hurt you.  It also says you have total power (authority) over the devil.  You never have to lose again.  You can always conquer and always triumph in all things. Always remember why He wants you victorious. Why does God want you to be victorious?  It’s simple. . .He wants you to be busy about His business. God doesn’t make you victorious and prosperous just for the purpose of raising your standard of living.  He prospers you so that you can raise your standard of giving.  Thus creating more victories than you can possibly even imagine. Genesis 12:2 says: “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great, and thou shalt be a blessing.”  The call of God upon Abraham can be the model for God’s call to us. Just as God promised to bless Abraham, He will also bless us.  Why does God desire to bless His people? So that we might become a blessing to others. 2 Corinthians 9:8  in the Amplified Bible says: “And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].”                  No doubt, God wants us experiencing victory. . .so we can fund every good work and charitable donation. Hallelujah!!! Ephesians 3:20 in the Amplified Bible contains more revelation about the seventh reason God wants you to be victorious.  The verse says: “Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].” You are a winner in the game of life. . .He is giving you victory over the current situation.   Special thanks to Harold Herring for writing this impressive blog about being Victorious!  www.haroldherring.com “I AM VICTORIOUS” (by the band Mercy)  Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group    
March 22, 2019
Righteousness and what it means, the quality of being morally right or justifiable, Bravery is the right hand of Righteousness.  It was 1963, I was 8 years old and in the car with my Mom, we had just turned onto Swain place off of Northfield Avenue in West Orange, like we had done a hundred times before over the last 8 years. I was in the front seat, we were almost at Ma and Pops house my mom parents, my grandparents.  As we turned off of Rollinson street onto Swain place something changed, as we got down the block a few hundred feet, we could see some woman just starting to back out of a driveway, Further down the block another car, a convertible was coming in the opposite direction toward us. As this scene came into focus you could see the convertible start to accelerate and a rapid speed and it seemed as he was turning his car into a missile heading straight for this woman’s car who was backing out of the driveway.  Betty immediately slammed on the gas, got up to where the woman was trying to back out, passed her and swung her station wagon right in front of the convertible, causing this guy to slam on the breaks and skid to stop only a foot from our car. All this ruckus caused Pop (My grandfather) to come ambling out the house, and he got into a verbal battle with the guy in the convertible who was clearly out of his mind with road rage, it was apparent that his intent was to run his car right into this woman’s car and cause her severe injury if not kill her.  Pop was a sly fox as he walked in front of this guys car he was saying to him look what you did to the street here you got it all marked up with your skid marks, (he was really gathering a visual of this guys license plate #) Meanwhile this guy, is throwing a nut in his car yelling and screaming at Pop, Hey get out of the Road Santa Clause! The woman backing out now shielded by Betty’s car drove off and extricated herself from the situation in the opposite direction unscathed thanks to the bravery of my Mom.  She taught me about Righteousness without ever saying the word, she never talked the talk, she walked the walk, immersed in Faith and Righteousness, her bravery showed me how it all works. #7 Daren Peter O’Connor  It was March 1964 and my Father came up to say goodnight and have a very limited conversation with my Brother Andy and I, I was 9 years old, I remember him saying to us “we are going to have another baby” I remember laying on my back and looking up at him and saying “another one”? without missing a beat, he slowly turned around with a small groan shaking his head, eyes looking toward the ceiling as if looking for divine intervention, then he slowly retreated to his bedroom. Bedroom and house setup: Pull out couch, 3 bedroom house with one bathroom Back to the story of Betty, making lunches, running kids around She would take everything that nature threw at her, but there was always room for more, she would always take time to make a meal for someone and send it out all wrapped up, complete with a side of gravy, bread, and dessert. She was truly a superwoman, who never complained, she just got it done...  August 1964 I was at Ma and Pops house, Ma was in her big green chair on one side of the living room, Pop was in his Easy chair on the other side watching the Mets get killed, I would always ask him, “hey Pop how are the Mets doing” Oh they stink he was say so disgusted, as he loved his Mets. He would have to wait 5 more years for his beloved Mets to become the Amazing Mets and win the World Series in 69.  The phone rang and I was at my post in the front parlor with this old bench like seat where they kept the phone, a black dial classic with such an annoying ring! When I visited I was the dedicated receptionist, as I had an intuitive love of electronics, wiring, and anything that had the slightest aroma of cool and creative, the phone was the only hi-tech thing in my world at that time. I picked up the phone and it was Mom, she just delivered #7, “Hi Mom” oh its a boy? Ma and Pop now have a back and forth with the name Daren, Gavin, Gary? Gavy?, Gave, this banter went on for about 2 minutes,  so on August 26th, 1964 we welcomed to the world, Daren Peter O’Connor.   The Fire:  It was 1965, I was 10 years old, I was at Ma and Pop’s again, and I was in the parlor again, and Ma and Pop were in their respective chairs in the living room, it was either late fall or early winter as the storm door was on and I was inside waiting for my father to pick me up from work on his way home. The phone rang and I answered again, it was Mom, her voice telegraphed into the core of my soul, GET POP, what’s the matter Mom GET POP!!! I yelled Pop, he must have picked up on the anxiety in my voice as he came into the room very quickly. He stayed on the phone for only a few brief seconds, hung up and immediately called one of his friends at the Fire Dept. Our house was on fire, my Mom instead of trying to get the fire dept or police knew she could get more action from her Father than anyone else, no such thing as 911 in those days. Pop was still on with one of the Fire dept members, just then my Dad came in with his business suit on and long overcoat, and Pop without even breaking stride with the conversation, yelled: “Gump your house is on Fire”! My father immediately exited slamming the door and damn near taking the hinges with him.  So this means my Mom was at home with a newborn, and a house full of kids and had to get everyone out with what clothes and bare essentials she could all by herself, only Betty could pull this off! We were all displaced at Grandparents and friends home for a time while the second floor was rebuilt. After the repairs were all completed and were all back together again I remember we were at one of our classic Saturday afternoon backyard barbecue’s where all your cousins or neighborhood friends would come over and we have a picnic, back then everyone had lots of kids, and there was no such thing as entertainment as we know it now, except for maybe 6 or 7 channels on a black and white TV. I remember my Father talking to one of my Uncles about the size of the family in relation to the size of the house and how he exclaimed, “I think I want to Move West Bill” I was over the moon, we were moving West! I had dreams in my head of wild rivers in Montana, the Badlands, wild horses, western sunsets, the Mountains and valleys of Utah, and the coast of sunny California”! It turns out his version of West meant 8.7 miles west or 21 minutes by car West to Florham Park. But that is where we ended up and then an entirely new chapter had started in 1968.  After my Dad passed in 2008 it was really difficult for my Mom to get over him, they had been together since childhood as High school sweethearts and were having kids even though they were kids, my Mom had 4 kids by the time she was 25 years old, almost inconceivable by today's standards.  She suffered some hospital visits, pneumonia, double lung infection, a few falls and broken bones, but nothing could stop her gregarious nature, even after she was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago, her spirit never dampened, and she never gave up.   The Blessing:  On May 1st, 2018 I prayed to the Lord and asked for a gift, that Betty is blessed with being able to stay at home and pass on peacefully in her sleep without any pain, surrounded by her family, her friends, and in the home that she so dearly loved. That prayer was answered at 1:59 AM on Tuesday, March 19th as I held her hands and watched her take her last few breaths, moving from this world into the arms of Jesus.   An Irish Exit Aging is Indifference My Father always warned me if I lingered Lazily Too far into the ocean The tide could not pull me back. I resist the riptide I stay close to the shore Close to sunburnt days Seasoning my skin with freckles, Only shaking off the sand for dinnertime. Wooden grandfather clocks are for decoration. Each summer’s end leads to anticipating the next. Seven decades my senior, I still could catch you stealing chocolate in the kitchen Mimicking the giggles of a toddler, Telling old stories with a sailor’s grin, Beaming with baby blue eyes. So sudden a lifetime of cheerfulness Got swept away.  By Kelsey O’Connor  Amen: From the Mercy Album “I AM VICTORIOUS” Written and performed by Matriarch/Archbishop Christine Mercy Johnson and James Kevin O’Connor Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group
March 15, 2019
You are in for a real treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast. James Kevin is joined by his good friend English Bob and special guest Peter Griffin from Family Guy. You may recall that Jacked Up Jimmy is on a bowling team with Peter Griffin, who is a fan of James Kevin’s music and podcast, so he stopped by the show. During the course of the conversation, English Bob revealed that he has never been to London because of the terrifying thought that London Bridge has fallen down or will fall down while he is there. When James Kevin asks if he might consider talking with a therapist about this fear, English says that he doesn’t think they exist in Lower Ipswich, and he doubts even that would work. James Kevin emphasizes that he expects English to be in London for his tour kickoff, and asks if it would help if Dr. Woofenboot came along. Still, English Bob remains adamantly against going to London. Suddenly, Peter Griffin shows up at the studio door, and while James Kevin is intrigued that he has come as a cartoon, English Bob is (of course) terrified. Peter greets James Kevin and English and says that he is a fan of James Kevin’s music even if Jacked Up Jimmy isn’t. He goes on to say that even though a lot of people are frightened when he shows up places as a cartoon, it has tremendous advantages such as being able to imagine and then become things and being indestructible, and also going out on Halloween as the Waldorf Astoria! Peter gets overly excited when James Kevin begins to describe his song “Three Miles Wide” and isn’t really able to concentrate on anything else for the rest of the show. Thanks for joining us, and be sure to connect with us on social media!www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Join our community on dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Group For more information about the artists Peter Griffin mentioned, check out the following episodes of the dHarmic Evolution: DE59 – Millie Manders DE60 – Ni’Ela RocksDE61 – Joy Villa DE62 - Sarantos DE64 – Crossroad Y DE65 – Anthony Everest DE169 – Joy Villa
March 8, 2019
You are in for a treat during this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast as James Kevin is joined by his good buddy Jacked Up Jimmy. It is never a dull moment with Jacked Up, who is a business agent for the IBEW electrical union with quite a colorful life, though it seems completely normal to him. The first indication that James Kevin was in for an interesting interview with Jacked Up was his mode of transportation. Clancy Wagonblast loaned Jacked Up his “car” while Jacked Up was getting his snow tires put on, but the “car” turned out to be a backhoe instead. The new song that James Kevin is featuring during this episode is “Fifty-One Shades of Grey”, which is ironic because Jacked Up and his wife, Matilda, only have sex when it is absolutely necessary. Since this was not a safe topic of conversation, they moved on to talking about Jacked Up’s bowling league and his team, the “Hurry Kanes”, recently winning the championship, the coveted Plastic Cup. One of Jacked Up’s teammates is the infamous Peter Griffin of Family Guy fame, but it is still unclear whether he is a cartoon in real life. James Kevin will find out if Jacked Up follows through on his promise to have Peter come in for an interview on the show. Jacked Up was recently named the Honorary Elk of the Year, and in his attempt to get all dressed up for the event, he realized that he was out of razors. Given his limited time, he had to improvise by shaving with a hatchet he had lying around, and he posted the video to James Kevin’s channel (link below) for your viewing entertainment. Finally, Jacked Up gave James Kevin an update on the European tour that he and English Bob are planning, which sustained a few hiccups when Jacked Up and English got into a tussle and had to patch things up and then when Jacked Up encountered some problems with the dancers’ union in London. Apparently, he thought that James Kevin’s show needed dancers, but they got it all straightened out. The interview abruptly ended when Jacked Up’s beeper went off and he informed listeners that he had to go break some guy’s leg in Kearny, New Jersey. Jacked Up Jimmy’s “I Just Run Outa Raza’s” videoNancy Harms YouTube videoNancy Harms YouTube video Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
March 1, 2019
Welcome to Episode 206 of the dHarmic Evolution podcast! On this episode, James takes listeners through his background and history with organized religion and how his spiritual journey has brought him to be a follower of Jesus. James attended parochial school until about 6th grade, and while he didn’t have any experiences as traumatic as some in terms of abuse, he felt that the way religion was presented in the Catholic Church was not conducive to him wanting to remain faithful to the Catholic Church. Ultimately, he found the way that sin was viewed and handled through the act of confession, the overall demeanor of several of the Sisters at the school, and the oddity of some of the Catholic practices drove his way from the Catholic Church but laid the foundation for his future involvement in organized religion. Particularly, James was enamored by the stories about Jesus that he heard in parochial school, and this led him to begin seriously reading the Bible when he was in his late 20s. A few years ago, James joined a Baptist Church – First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, NJ – and he has been pleased with his experience there as well as the challenging teachings of the pastor there, which help James’ own faith and relationship with God develop. Whereas James found the Catholic Church to be liturgical and stodgy, his experience at the Baptist church has been characterized by celebration. Along the way, James has also been impacted by the writings of Vernon Howard on spirituality and contentment. James was even inspired to write his song “Geography of the Soul” song by Howard’s ideas about preferring to explore the territory of life over studying the map. Towards the end of this episode, James reads a passage from Howard’s “Mystic Path to Cosmic Power” and connects this message about the true self with ideas from the New Testament and Walt Whitman.  James has found his own spiritual awakening in being focused on the truth, open to learning, and quick to ask the Lord for help. New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
February 22, 2019
  On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James discusses the ideas that inspired his song “Like I’m Home” on the recent “Gratitude” album and he is joined by English Bob later in the show.  James asks listeners the question “Where do you feel completely at home?” and encourages them to think about the structure, mindset, person, or physical location that makes them feel at home, secure and treated with dignity and respect. James feels most at home in his spiritual walk with Jesus and tries not to get too tethered to things of this world.  English Bob tries to answer the question, but he first fills listeners in on the latest happenings in Lower Ipswich. He has recently gotten very involved in learning and teaching fencing, even inventing his own move called the Ubiquitous Larchmont move,(patent pending) which he demonstrated in one of his YouTube videos, and he even started some UFC training on the spot as he was being chased by a pack of coyotes.  Meanwhile, Mama Bob has developed a condition called “don’t mention it” (dementia), so English and Mama Bob have been consulting with Dr. Woofenboot about the best treatments. So far, their midnight escapades have consisted of gathering huckleberries and waiting for wolves, the gangplank prank involving Nessie the Loch Ness Monster, and playing billiards in the garden.    It seems that the “don’t mention it” has been caused by Mama Bob’s accident last month that caused her to fracture her cranium and receive the zipper effect surgery. English Bob knew that there was an issue when he found Mama Bob in the garden holding a llama in a UFC Kimura hoof lock. Her other symptoms have been an obsession with watching UFC every night and consequently getting into fights of her own at Percy’s Pub.  English says that despite all of these dark spots, he sees glimmers of hope, and this patience, strength, and faith are the feeling of home to him. English Bob’s Fencing Instructional Video New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
February 15, 2019
The topic of this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast is meetings in corporate America. James shares his own experiences in meetings that seem to have no purpose except wasting time and money. Too often, James says that people abide by the “when in doubt, call a meeting” philosophy, but when you are paying people to stop their normal work in order to attend a pointless meeting that could have been an email, the system is broken. James mentions Jeff Haden, a writer, and editor of Inc. Magazine, who has written on this topic. Many industries thought leaders like Seth Godin don’t even take meetings anymore because they have found that it is more productive to handle the problem or project in a smaller and more direct setting. In addition to just having fewer meetings in general, James also thinks that people should not be allowed to “think out loud” during a meeting because they should have been fully prepared ahead of time. He also advocates for having meetings at odd times like 9:03 or 11:54 so we don’t neglect the lonely numbers that never get scheduled. Finally, James plays a recorded Skype call between English Bob and Jacked Up Jimmy in which they discuss James’ European tour. English and Jacked Upstart the call by discussing an upcoming meeting with an unknown purpose and unknown attendees. They decide that they should schedule a meeting before that meeting, so they can determine what the meeting should be about, where it should take place, what they should eat, and who should be invited. After a few minutes of banter resembling Abbott and Costello, hopefully, listeners get the point that more thought should go into calling meetings. "Meeting before the Meeting" Video New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page Jeff Haden’s Inc. blog Jeff Haden’s Twitter Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
February 8, 2019
On this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast, James is joined by the infamous English Bob, a friend of the equally-infamous Jacked Up Jimmy from a few episodes ago. English Bob transports listeners into the unparalleled and quirky world of Lower Ipswich much like Lewis Carroll introduced the world to Wonderland. English Bob’s mastery of the English language will somehow simultaneously be crystal clear and make you scratch your head in confusion. But regardless of your comprehension of his tall tales, you will undoubtedly be entertained and your creativity will be pushed to its limits by the end of our time together. You won’t believe the turn of events that took Mama Bob from gathering gooseberries in the thicket to being destined for the Guinness Book of World Records. Auntie Griselda certainly has her own theory for the tragically provident incident that prompted the doctors to conduct an operation involving a zipper. English Bob had to pause his tour with Jacked Up Jimmy to rescue some orphans of a starchy variety and organize an adoption program in the community of Lower Ipswich, which is still recovering from Granny Grabowski's escapade involving pink stilettos. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our videos of English Bob instructing fencing and luring the North American Yeti, both of which for very unique reasons! English Bob is truly a character, but we could all learn a thing or two from his exceptional wisdom, if even not in the way we expect. English Bob on Vimeo New “Gratitude” Album dHarmic Evolution Community Facebook Page “Jacked Up Jimmy” episode Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
February 1, 2019
“Speak to Me” its the subject of today's discussion, have you ever found yourself unconsciously repeating phrases, statements, using language that is not yours? Have you suddenly awoken after the words left your mouth and said to yourself, where the hell did that come from? that’s not me. I want to get into all of that on today's show and question why do we (the huddled masses) impersonate each other constantly, and most of us do it in a way that we are not even aware of? What about the unconscious repetition of certain words or phrases?“Absolutely” (I believe) started with the hit movie Rocky 1976, it started kind of slowly, But then it picked up speed and everyone everywhere in the US started saying, (instead of “I agree with you”), they opted for “Absolutely” and it picked up steam. What about here in the NY/NJ area, “it” got substituted for, “It is what it is”? How do you speak to people, how do you communicate? Do you observe what you say to people and is it authentic, or are you replaying sound bytes from your mind’s memory that is not really you being your authentic self? The Reason why silence is good, it's healthy, my best friend, why Speak to me was necessary for me to write, was it really a man and woman, or was it, God? Quotes: “I love Seth Godin, the guy is so brilliant, I am reading his new book” “This is Marketing”. “He protects his intellectual integrity by doing things that most people don’t do, like not watching TV, and not going on Facebook.” “My favorite strategy is silence, so I am in the Seth camp, I have not watched TV for months and months, I can’t do Network Television stuff.” “Everybody has to find their own way to protect themselves from the media bombardment, I think the overstimulation does not allow your brain to process properly, in a way that is healthy for you.” The 10 most common misused phrases: 1) “I could care less” 2) “For all intensive purposes” 3) “You’ve got another think coming” 4) “ A complete 360” 5) “Jive with” 6) “It’s a doggy dog world” 7) “On tender hooks” 8) “Runner-ups” 9) “Nip in the but”? 10) “Irregardless” About two years ago I noticed one yoga instructor started using the word “Equanimity” suddenly every Single Yoga class I attended, the instructor would start using “Equanimity” always a female, no dude is going to use that in a sentence! In the US we had an election here in 2016 and shortly after that, I remember everyone using the term Xenophobe, how many people really knew what the word Xenophobe meant or where it came from? Talking heads on all the news channels they all knew all about it. Seth Godin, the brilliant man, I am reading his new book, “this is marketing”, he stopped watching TV, does not go on FB…………me 2 on the TV, network TV is so horrible and unimaginative. It seems that after 9/11 we all decided we need a TV in every possible commercial office in the land, but don’t bend over, they are coming for your orifice next! My mind is a precious thing, and I will not waste it. The Reason why silence is good, it's healthy, it’s my best friend, why Speak to me was necessary for me to write, was it really a man and a woman, or was it, God? Lyrics Speak to Me Author/Composer James Kevin O’Connor Speak to me, if only with the beating, of your heart, Hey walk with me, can you feel the lines of demarcation, melt apart? I Cherish every single color, in your silhouette, your presence, and your inner voice would always cut right through, all the noise, all the noise. Speak to me, I’ll share with you the tools of my experience, I acquired them through the language of uncertainty, and I’ve learned that simple silence, holds the key, enlighten me, enlighten me... Bridge I will protect you from the avalanche of pain, he’s just an old familiar visitor, from past campaigns, from past campaigns... Break Speak to me with a silent gesture, with innocence and honesty, a warm look in your eyes, a gentle touch, your shared energy with me, and although you never made a sound, you now know how, to speak to me, you speak to me... Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
January 25, 2019
What has happened to the American Family? * Why I wrote “Family of Strangers” what was it all about, released in 1989, but written most likely two years before that, it address’s the weakening fabric of the American Family, how it used to be the core strength of our society, it’s not anymore, lets find out why? * The Changing American Family * European charts, and why certain countries have higher divorce rates than others * Weather, do people stay together in the warmer climates? Because they are happier? I was convinced this is true, but I was all wrong! It’s the exact opposite! * Why have so many of us turned our backs on God? * What was it like to go public with a divorce in the ’60s? * The US has the highest prison population in the world! Why is that? * Why are people getting remarried? Do they really want another family, or do they just Is fear being alone? * Ireland and Italy have a lower percentage of divorce. * We should take time after a breakup to find out “who we are” * 2nd and 3rd marriages have even higher failures! * “Gender Genocide” another song about divorce that fits this episode. * Curtis and Lisa Hudson wrote “Holiday” for Madonna, and Lisa sings with me on this featured track “Family of Strangers” KO Electric: Mike Carroll: Drums and Percussion Charlie Peer: Bass James Kevin O’Connor: Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals “Family of Strangers” Lyrics, Author James Kevin O’Connor I can hear the sound of footsteps, walking on down the street, a cadence shuffle worn by kids With frantic feet, second mother third home, two stepbrothers and me, I can’t believe this is what God has planned for me there are no blood ties here, so Chorus We’ve become a Family of Strangers, No more leather bound traditions, that we used to know We’ve become a Family of Strangers Inside and upside down, makes it hard for love to grow I can see young fatherless faces Silhouettes flash on my wall, I can hear them asking questions, As they stumble and fall Hey Ma can you tell me, what my father was like Did he walk and talk like me, and did he have ambition like me  I would have loved to see but Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
January 18, 2019
We celebrate episode #200 on the dHarmic Evolution today with an old friend, “Jacked up Jimmy” he comes to the interview in classic Jacked up Style loud and boisterous as ever. But he left the interview in such a sweat that he jumped into some strangers Hot Mustang and sped off to take care of his Union problem!                                          On the show, he explains to James Kevin about his troubles with the Union, men showing up without their workboots, and no hard hats. Member of the Elks Club Lodge bowls with his buddies on Tuesday night.                                                                                               Favorite quotes by Jacked up Jimmy: “A guy comes with his boots off, what is that,? or he shows up without his hard hat, sometimes they don’t cooperate and I gotta make sure they do” “You gotta have alignment, you can’t just have complete anarchy.” “It's like going to bowling at night without the ball, sometimes we do go bowling without the ball, its just a happenstance of circumstance.” “Listen you gotta understand something about the bowling, it’s never about the bowling, it’s an excuse the get away from our wives.” “Its camaraderie, its escapist, it’s escapism, that's the whole thing about it.” “James Kevin, so you have a camaraderie session, and you sit there and complain about your wife.” Injuries to Vilhelm Fernandahollow, who threw the ball so hard that he sprained his scrotum, but he will be back, he will be bigger than sliced bread. On the subject of English Bob: “He’s got me waiting in the Lobby!” “Maybe there is some trouble at home with Mama Bob?” “Mama Bob, she’s the Matriarch, she’s like the ark of the covenant.” Jacked up Jimmy’s beeper went off and he had to go take care of “Union business and throw some guy off a roof or something.”                                                                                           Jacked up Jimmy video on Youtube State of Grace single Geography of the Soul Album                                                                                               State of Grace Written by James Kevin O’Connor You tried to tear me up and then spit me out like broken glass on a highway crash you did a pretty shameful thing when we said goodbye and you walked out with that ring, I felt a little bitty sting. Chorus But I will not retaliate, cause my life’s just great, no need to reciprocate, its just not my state. I refuse to evaluate, my heart holds no hate, I will not participate, I'm in a state of grace. You must’ve had a Mississippi moment way down deep in the delta where your daddy was born, are you a little bit torn, the thought never struck me till now that way down deep inside you were a woman of scorn, is that the way you were born? Bridge I'm sending dangerous angels, to wrap their soft white wings around your heart, and help you make a new start……   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
January 11, 2019
Meet Oliver Sean! Biography: MTV Europe Music Awards Nominee (Best Worldwide Act) & Vh1 Top 10 artist Oliver Sean's music can best be described as 'Feel Good Acoustic Rock with Soul'. The Singer/Songwriter thrived in the Goa, Dubai and the UK cultures as they acted as the backdrop to his youth, and the inspiration for his music. His discography with W.O.A. Entertainment began in 1999 with his single ‘There She Is Again’. Oliver Sean's media clippings have formed a career of their own. Since his career was launched in his teens, Oliver's press clippings exceed several hundred features, snippets, and reviews in significant print and broadcast mediums. His brand of music is known for its pop influence with contemporary undertones. His debut album was nominated for 'International Album of the Year' by AVMax in 2003/04 along with albums by John Mayer, Robbie Williams, Kylie Minogue and Third Eye Blind. Oliver Sean's eclectic global music style is the trademark for his brand and is as exotic as his Portuguese Goan Lineage. A self-taught musician, Oliver plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums. However, it is his distinctive percussive guitar and powerfully seductive voice, which is his footprint on the music industry. His track record of being a hit songwriter is just one of his many assets defining him as a pillar in the music community. Oliver Sean is a member of the Recording Academy and a Voting Member for the prestigious Grammy Awards. As a Record Producer and Filmmaker, Oliver Sean has composed music for theFrench Government (Massif Region Tourism Campaign) & Goa Government (Republic Day Parade). He has also composed the soundtrack as a music director for a Bollywood Feature Film and the title track for a Regional Goan Feature Film. The singer-songwriter is actively producing music for films and artists around the world and is a successful filmmaker with several music videos that he has Directed and Produced, regularly featured on Vh1 & MTV and also hosts his own nationally distributed radio show The WOAFM99 RadioShow. Oliver Sean and his International Band are actively touring and performing worldwide and the Singer-Songwriter has recently launched his 4th studio album ‘Devil in Blue Jeans.’ Quotes from Oliver: “I grew up in GOA, and Dubai, my Mom traveled a lot, and I traveled with her, she was a single Mom, and I am what I am because of her.” “Thankfully I am a world artist, not in terms of Genre, but literally the sense “World” “I was soaking up all of these different influences like the Eastern influences of tables and stars and everything, but primarily, I was always into the Police, Eric Clapton, BB King, I was a blues guy.” “I was into rock, not metal but the hair bands, 80’s rock, and 90’s rock, but I always wanted to incorporate everything that was around me.” “I got on MTV as a VJ, I was working towards my dream, in the end, I just wanted to make my music, and I applied for this MTV, VJ thing that was going on, and I always had a marketing sort of mind.” “Growing up, I gravitated towards guys like Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, and Sting, my voice suited that kind of Songs.” “I think every artist should be in a cover band for a while, to help you hone in on your skills, it really worked for me.” “The entire top section of my house is full of guitars, on Devil in Blue Jeans, for example, I used my Gretch to get that hollow body rock ’n roll sound.” On Film: “My company now does a lot of music video production and we work closely with Viacom, VH1, and MTV, a lot of the independent artists that work with us, come on tour with us, because we organize these major tours, and they always want to make a music video with us, I used to be just in front of the camera giving my ideas about it, but then soon after I became a producer for these music video’s, and then after that, I was a director, then I became a cinematographer.” The Band: - Oliver Sean on Guitars - Daren Edwards on Bass - Luke Robinson on Drums Features Songs: - Come for Me - Walk up and Kiss you - Devil in Blue Jeans The Video: New York You can follow Oliver here: Website www.oliversean.com Facebook @oliverseanband Twitter @oliversean Instagram @oliversean Youtube @oliversean Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/woarecords/sets/devil-in-blue-jeans Spotify www.open.spotify.com/artist/3qpDQHNmRS4Mhc2bYMRFYi?si=-XF_AP9lQ_SczKPBy8KTVA   Don’t forget, subscribe rate & review the dHarmic Evolution podcast! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
January 4, 2019
Max Yasgur allowed his dairy farm to play host to 400,000 music fans at The Iconic Woodstock Music and Art Fair held at Bethel NY August 15, 1969. Ha! It was never in Woodstock! What was supposed to be 50,000 people attending, turned into more than 400,000! My response to Woodstock many years later is a song called Peace and Love that reflected the times, the social temperament, the Vietnam war, the draft, the dead, and the courage of our young people that had risen peacefully to say “no more”, and, “hell no, we won’t go”! Special thank you to Clara Scott for her article on Joni Mitchell. Clara is a writer for the Michigan Daily. Joni Mitchell's masterpiece, “Woodstock” and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young performed it at the Concert. Laura Cheadle, my favorite Hippie, inspired this broadcast, please check out her Episode DE176, find out why the “hippie vibe” fits her so well! Peace and Love were written by James Kevin O’Connor 2011. Had a pretty good time, back in 1969, I was a little too young for Woodstock so I visit often now tye dye shirts, and Crimson cows, and Love, Hey just two words changed everyone, turned a lot of heads down in Washington, you can’t fight free will with a bigger gun, hey what’s all this crap about Peace and Love, don’t you know I’m in the middle of re-election. Chorus: Yeah, Peace and Love, Hey it’s easy Man, you don’t need to have a plan. It’s in the holy bible and koran, hey far out man, I like living with a Cruzan tan, a little taste of living off the land, its such an easy thing to understand when East meets West there will be Peace and Love. I remember waking up in a daze, staring through a purple haze, we’de all gather round to watch the evening news, praying that someone had the brains to blow out the fuse. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, flower power hell no we won’t go, while the jungle bleeds red, with teenage dead, what the hell we doing playing Giant steps on the Moon. Bridge: It’s amazing how we seem to find, a way to tiptoe around the landmines, I stretch my hand out connect to you, hey brother to brother, just twin reflections, of one another, could we take a chance and say, could we take a chance and say Namaste? hey Namaste~   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
December 28, 2018
The 8 Beatitudes, what are they, and what do they do for you? Why is the Sea of Galilee called a Sea? And why is it drying up? Investigate the 8 Beatitudes and discover how they can inspire your life! THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS "Blessed are the poor in spirit,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are they who mourn,  for they shall be comforted.  Blessed are the meek,  for they shall inherit the earth.  Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,  for they shall be satisfied.  Blessed are the merciful,  for they shall obtain mercy.  Blessed are pure of heart,  for they shall see God.  Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10 The Beatitudes is a message of Hope! Heavenly Rock Star, he rocked your thoughts and paradigms, taught love and encouraged everyone to awaken to the Holy Fathers word, (no not the Pope) your Father in Heaven. Perhaps working on your inner life, is far more important than our insisting on hunting and gathering? Work on enhancing your own particular method of relationship with God, none of us have this down to an exact science on how to communicate with the Lord, but perhaps your unique way is the right way?   Leave Comments for us @ www.dharmicevolution.com Pick up your copy of the Mercy Album here! Blog reference by Jonathan Pennington “Bless You” xx James~   Follow James: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
December 21, 2018
Possessing a voice filled with delicious subtleties and striking authenticity, Nancy Harms has been declared “an original” with “a truly special voice and style” by DOWNBEAT magazine. Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal stated that “she engages the listener by seeming to put her whole soul completely forward…after hearing her just once, you’ll never want to let her go.” Audiences all over the world keep coming back again and again to hear this rising-star, international jazz vocalist cast her spell and bare her heart. Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms relocated to New York City in 2010. She has toured Europe multiple times since 2010, with her most recent tour taking her to such prestigious venues as Copenhagen’s “Standard” and “Jazzhus Montmartre”, Paris’ “Duc des Lombards” and “New Morning”, “Herr Nilsen” in Oslo, Stockholm’s “Fasching”, and other stops in Norway, Italy, The Netherlands, and Denmark. She has loved playing the Copenhagen Jazz Festival for the last four years in a row (along with many other festivals in greater Denmark) and hopping north to play Norway’s Sortland Jazz Fest twice, and Norway’s AnJazz Festival in Hamar. In North America, Nancy has appeared in the major jazz festivals of Pittsburgh, the Twin Cities, and Quebec City in Canada and has experienced the fun of touring her albums in many clubs across the U.S. Nancy’s NYC appearances have included her own shows at Birdland, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano, 55 Bar, Mezzrow, and several other venues, including a series of performances with trombone legend Wycliffe Gordon; among them Dizzy’s, The Lenox Lounge, and concerts in Toulouse, France. She premiered her most recent show entitled “Ellington at Night”, at Manhattan’s famed Metropolitan Room in which the NEW YORK TIMES described her as “…[an] enigmatic woman of mystery forging her own path”. In addition to her own CDs “Dreams In Apartments” and “In The Indigo”, she appears on Wycliffe Gordon’s disc “Hello Pops” and on Jeremy Siskind’s releases “Finger-Songwriter” and “Housewarming”. One of her self-penned tunes from the “Dreams In Apartments” album (“Weight Of The World”) placed 3rd in Popjazzradio.com’s international listener poll of top jazz tunes of 2014 with over a million and a half votes. New York City, Paris, Copenhagen, and “The World” adore Nancy Harms! Featured songs: - Heavenly Bodies - No! Go! - Won’t Give In Video: - Rolling back to me Favorite places to play: “New York, Copenhagen, Paris, but its all about the audience.” Best quotes from Nancy: “It really comes down to the audience for me, if the audience comes, really open-hearted and you can feel that space already, I just love a really open audience who is kind of game to go into their heart with you.” “In the jazz realm, I like a lot of space because I love the detail, and if there is too much going on, that’s not as much fun for me.” From “The Desire Map” a book by Danielle Laporte:  “What are you really going for? So you don’t get caught up in what everybody else is going for, what are the core emotions that you really want to feel and what makes you feel that way and be really honest about it.” “I was trying to be a recovering perfectionist.” Singers that have worked with Nancy:  Nika Sings, Emily Braden, Katie Kerdie, Michelle Denise Michaels Writing songs for people Nancy knows. Band Line up: Piano, upright bass, drums, and sometimes guitar. You can follow Nancy here: Website www.nancyharms.com Facebook @nancyharmssings Instagram @nancyharmssings Twitter @nancyharmssings   Don’t forget, subscribe rate & review the dHarmic Evolution podcast! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
December 14, 2018
What does fear sound like? Listen to the song “I’m Afraid” at the end of this podcast. High School upperclassman trying to show off selling his car, James was a prospect, but after he tried to be Dale Earnhardt Sr. or Richard Petty, Nascar champ, it did not work, the car crashed and no sale that day. James was showing off his 17-year-old fabulous motorcycle skills by crashing his brand new Motorcycle into a parking lot crater while flying over the handlebars. Broken wrist, cuts, bruises, Humiliated, and bruised ego, but he survived! Fear in the relationship ending, either you ending it, or them ending it, leave comments about this episode, what are you struggling with? Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, sweating blood, seeing visions of soldiers mocking him, and knowing he was to be tortured brutally in a matter of hours then nailed to a cross, this is fear at its highest imaginable level, and he knew there was really no way to get around facing this.                                                                         Mt of Olives still has olive trees that are over 2000 years old that still to this day produces olives! I AM VICTORIOUS the album has the song I am Afraid that recreates the moments in the garden of Gethsemane before the arrest of Jesus. Make sure you keep Gratitude in your life! How many phobias can one have in one’s life? How many phobias can we create? We are just sooooo human! Pandora! The dHarmic Evolution is now on Pandora, after passing the beta test this past summer, we have been selected amongst a small group of fellow podcasters to be on the Pandora streaming site. You can now listen to us on Pandora, Spotify, Stitcher Radio, and iTunes. The physiology of fear, fight or flight, what happens to our body when we are attacked by fear? Autonomic responses and where they come from and why. The brain is quite an amazing machine! Fear of speaking? Fear of performing, singing, playing an instrument? Humbled and fortunate to be the voice of Jesus in this song, “I’m Afraid.” Stop by The James O’Connor Youtube channel and see all of the artists we have there! Leave us a comment about this show on the website. If you like the song “I’m Afraid” you can download it here!  Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
December 7, 2018
Quotes from Tom: “It was a personal test to see if I had any skill as a songwriter, I just wanted to give it a try and see what happened, friends were so helpful and it just became a labor of love, and people like the songs and they like the music, so it’s been great.” “People ask me if my songs are personal, or documentaries or portraits, every song is its own thing, it becomes its own thing, like a child the minute it leaves you, you have to kind of follow your song and find out what it's trying to be.” “I try to push a song around the playground to see if it will work if it's just a lick, it’s really easy to lie with a guitar in your hand, you can tell anybody anything.” The Ingredients to Heathcote Hill: “It was kind of building everything around Megan’s voice, I would come up with some words and some chords, and we started to work it out with Megan, and kind of built everything around it and a lot of my friends were surprised that our first record was not what they expected. Cory was our drummer, Bruce was our Bass player, Megan was our singer, and I played guitars and that’s how it all became something.” A pivotal moment for Heathcote Hill: “For me as the “trying to be a songwriter person,” the first time I heard Megan,Tori, and Bruce and I play a song and it became something outside my head, and I said that sound really interesting, it wasn’t what I expected, it was it’s own thing, and I thought that’s really neat, to, from heard only here, to, heard there, every time it’s a surprise.” Songwriting in your blood: “I was a writer and director in advertising, that was my career, I've always been in a creative community and worked with some great directors, great actors, and great musicians, it was a really talented group, and a really fun world to be in, then I got back into music later in life and found a lot of the same creative challenges. So I wanted to see if I could go from commercial writing to songwriting.” Real Artists Ship: “You have to send it away at a certain point, I just have to let it be. The one song that has been tortured to within an inch of its life is called “Don’t Even Wave Goodbye”, it has three different passes of drums, different vocalists, I did countless guitar tracks, and we just kept trying it and trying it, and we finally got it to were we all liked it. I could have kept tinkering, and we finally had to just send it away.” NY Clubs: “Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, there is something about the Bitter End, we always sound really good there, and all my friends sound better there, maybe it’s the horizontal room, or maybe its the vibe of the room, but we always sound good there.” Megan: “Megan has always been a singer, her sisters sing, they sing at every baptism, wedding, and first communion, and everything in the family. Megan and I were in a band a few years ago, that’s how we got to know each other, it’s something she does in her spare time. The last band took two 3 month leaves when Megan had her last two children. She is a Mom and works in Education and her husband is an Annapolis Grad and one night a week we try to rehearse and do music.” Tim Hatfield CTS Studios: “Tim Hatfield at CTS studios in Brooklyn thought that the song “Some Things In Life” will sound great with a keyboard part, what do you think? he asked. I said I’m homeless I’m looking for help, who do you know? I’ll send it to my friend Rob Arthur, and maybe he can do a neat thing for us. Rob Arthur has been touring with Peter Frampton for the last 15 years as his keyboard and guitar player, he is an astonishing musician, and a week later thanks to the miracle of the internet, Rob’s piece comes back and its the opening of “Some things in Life” Featured Songs:  Some things in Life Rain all Night Oxford Depot Blue Love me a Little Bit More You can follow Tom here: Website www.heathcotehill.net ReverbNation www.reverbnation.com/heathcotehill Facebook @heathcotehill Instagram @heathcote_hill Youtube www.youtube.com/channel/UCq396f_9NqCnfFNBU6MYPbA  Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 30, 2018
Brian Sheil, a talented and determined music producer from Ireland has been to Los Angeles many times in search of the right place for him, has been offered 3 jobs, but still needs a sponsor to make it happen with current US/Ireland Immigration laws.  Brian produced the vocals on Derek Ryan’s latest album, it went to #3 in overall iTunes official charts, and also produced Paul Skelton’s #1 Album, “Goosebumps II” which went to #1 in Irish iTunes dance chart and #3 in UK iTunes Dance Chart.  Brian is also producing a new artist EP for “Chris Conroy”, he has a similar vibe to Dermot Kennedy.  He has his sites set on being CEO and record company mogul for all of Ireland.  Quotes from Brian:  “I produced the #1 Record for Derek Ryan, I was 23 years of age, that was very inspiring, just to see that you can achieve what you want to do. It really struck home when Derek brought me this Gold disc, I put it up on the wall and your real proud because it’s your first #1.” “One piece of advise I always give to younger people is to “Mind your ears” and take care of them because they are your career, their what makes the money essentially. It’s why people hire me as a producer, it’s not because I have the best equipment, although I would like to have the fanciest equipment, the one I always come back to is just to work hard, and have a work ethic that is unparalleled.”  “For me it’s always been about the focus, I was very driven as a really young kid, I always noticed that I was, well I won’t say I was different, but it was really odd, because you know, in Ireland it’s all about the weekend, and socializing, and drinking. My lack of tolerance is because of the fact that I want to make it. Drinking and socializing is like taking my eye off the ball a little bit.”  “My plan is great songs, great songs, great songwriters, great artists, and I think if you get that and marry it with whatever, either tech, Apple, Spotify, even on snapchat filter nowadays, there are so many ways to monetize and promote your songs. I still believe in A&R, I still believe in going to a club and seeing an artist.”  “I love Pop, I love great singers, I don’t particularly like fixing what the singer should be doing, but I think a great song always helps. Right now I’m working with an LA producer Olivia Brazier, who is amazing, he is a producer-songwriter, and we are now a team, he is in LA, I am in Ireland, and were producing top 40 records. Great singers, people who can deliver a song”  Parting Words:  “I’m just going to keep working hard, my dream is to win Grammys and be that record company guy. That’s my dream, whether that’s starting off as a junior A&R record company executive in Los Angeles, or Nashville out finding great songs, finding great talent, I’ve been working in theatre for 10 year so, I think I know what looks well, I am a house sound engineer and I do lights, so I have a technical expertise that I can offer as well, and this is the other thing, I’m not going to be just a suit sitting in a room with the accountant.”  Featured Songs and Videos:  Brians's, Story  Small Town Summer (Derek Ryan)  Heart of Asia (Paul Skelton)  Here I Stand (Derek Ryan)  Check out DE19 my first interview with Brian! You can follow Brian here: Website www.briansheilmusic.com Facebook @briansheil Twitter @briansheil Instagram @briansheil Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
November 23, 2018
“Beat the Piñata” is all about suffering abuse and rising above it. Pick up some tools to use to help you through days of suffering depression and reliving some of the horrors that you went through. Attracting abused people into your life without knowing it, how does this happen? Abuse Tracker, online tracking blog about some of the Catholic Church firestorm of priests that have violated the trust of children. So many of us know someone that has suffered some kind of emotional, physical, or physiological abuse. (Sometimes all 3) Having your life systematically stolen from you, having your innocence stolen, when you should be in discovery mode, you discover that the very people that were supposed to be protecting you, end up violating your trust in a mile disgusting manner. So why Beat the Piñata? This song allowed me to vent my rage and start to understand the circumstances as to why. But one day you do discover that you do have value, and perhaps your tormenter was tortured themselves, and sick but not even knowing how sick they were, and why. “Tools to battle the demons” Do not isolate! Talk to a stranger, you can also help them…… Share something of value with them, you have something that they need and will value, this will make you feel good, and when you bless someone with value, you receive that blessing back! Comedy!, Make sure you watch The Three Stooges, Best of Curly is a good one! James starting to play more electric guitar, his focus has been on singing and songwriting, but still loves to play guitar! Feel your “Gratitude” We have been selected to be on Pandora! Look for us the first of the year to roll It out! Links, sites, etc……. Beat the Piñata~ (From the Geography of the Soul Album) Beat the Piñata Beat it till it breaks Beat the piñata Slice it like a steak Beat the piñata See it swinging from a tree Step up and take your turn, singing Doe, Ray, Me You are like an angry vicious marauding dog, you've got your bight into me just like a bone to A saw, stuck in your bull dyke black and white habit, You used me like a fucking test lab rabbit Chorus Hiding from the morning fathers rage, positioned all the cereal boxes like a cage, Never found a level of trust achieved, I'd just walk home battered, Beaten bereaved, walk home battered, Beaten bereaved........ Bridge Bless me Father for I have sinned, I guess I'll conjure up a couple confessions for Father Quinn Is this an Irish Catholic joke that I'm living in? All I need is my shrink and a great big bottle of gin, Chorus Take a look at that thing, it looks a lot like me, Beat me red baby beat me blue, beat me raw and ill bleed for you, Beat me up and then cut me down, I'll just crawl away bleeding, without a sound Without a sound, but I want no acts of vengeance, I guess I'll just forgive you.   Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 16, 2018
This was a fabulous interview with Jena, who takes us on a journey that encompasses, her walk with the Lord, Soul Sister Connections, On walking with Jesus: “It’s important to have that intimate relationship with God, not defined by how our conditioned state of the way that we live in our world tells us what that should look like.”                                         “My Mom and I are the same it that we honor a person in their belief system, and their walk with God and how they interpret it.” “I being an observer would always notice how people were fighting about that, even within our family about who’s right way, if you go to Church on Sat vs Sunday, if you eat a certain meat, or you pray a certain way, and that always has impacted my life in a bigger way.” When did you know it was time to share your gifts? “Way back even when I was a child, I always connected to the Angels, and I didn’t feel comfortable even saying, certainly I would have never said that in my 20’s, only certain people knew that part of me, my Mom being one of them, but I had more fear around it, fear about how the world would receive talking about that” “I am 47 now, and I can look back and see that Jesus was actually teaching me to trust him, and what I mean by that is, I went into working a corporate job, I actually worked for 22 years but I would always mentor people on the side. What I really was passionate about, even in my role in that job, I was a manager, and one of my favorite things was being able to mentor other employees, and even other managers.” On Sisterhood Connections: “When I started sisterhood connections, I wasn’t keeping “him” (God) as the sole source in directing and guiding. Our passion sometimes can turn into our ego driving force. There were a lot of beautiful relationships and amazing things that were created in sisterhood connections. In the last year, I have been surrendering it all to Jesus. You know you have to let go of it if everything is hard.” “I heard God a year ago James, tell me to let go of Sisterhood, and then my business partner told me that she no longer wanted to do it. It wasn’t a bad thing, but it took a whole year and now, I’m ready, I’m scared and its painful, and now today, every day it gets better, there is more light, and all of these women came in and supporting me and were actually excited for what is in store for me.” A pivotal moment: “I went into the vault and there was this woman sitting there and I felt God when you build that relationship with God you just know those moment’s, and you are listening. I reached out to her and she had been quiet for a couple of weeks. I felt guided to say to her, I am here for you if you ever need anything, are you ok? I felt that she needed something bigger, and she burst into tears, and she shared with me that she was going to commit suicide that night, and it changed me James and on a cellular level, it rocked my world. I couldn’t let go of that for at least a month, like what just happened? I started coaching her outside of work, that is in the past and now she is healthy, and everything is going great for her.” Highest purpose: “That’s when you know you’re fully walking in alignment with your highest purpose. I started meeting clients in a coffee shop, I didn’t even have an office space. It was interesting because I didn’t go out and go looking, word of mouth just took over and then all of a sudden I realized I was scheduling people and meeting them in a coffee shop, I would charge them by the hour. I couldn’t wait to get off work so I could do that, thank God I have a beautiful husband who totally supported me, because my family and my friends thought I had gone off the rocker when I said I’m trading my high paying job, for an hourly coaching career.” Biggest Save: “I will share the story of this woman who was really hurting and had a lot of brokenness, she was even afraid of his name. She would get abused when she would do the wrong thing’s, spill something and you’re going to hell etc. I would use language that was more comforting to her, the universe, energy, etc, so that is my gift and I could bridge that gap. So I began to talk with her about that, and we built this really strong relationship and bond and after about a year, I began to talk about God a little more, and I told her I am not here to minister to you, but I just feel like I wanted to share this with you, and I would share things that helped me get my clarity with God, and you know to this day now, she promotes Jesus, she loves Jesus she is reborn again. There have been common themes where God brings people to me who have been hurt by religion.” Transformation TV: “You are feeling this pain and this disharmony because you’re trying to fit into a mold that God hasn’t created for you. I partnered with Transformation TV, and I had written a book just before which I should share titled 44 days returning the love. I know just the beginning to my next chapter in my life about helping people with relationships. Relationships starting with themselves and with God, because when you can align that, and be walking fully with who God created you to be, all other relationships thrive.” Organizational tools: Acuity, Google Calendar, Use the color codes! The Universal blessing from Jena~ You can follow Jena here: Website www.jenaharris.com Facebook empoweredbyje Twitter BempoweredLiife Instagram jenaharris_ Linkedin jena-harris Itunes soul-stories Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Get early access to Dharmic Evolution on Pandora here!  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. 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November 9, 2018
When did you create the Chad Hollister sound and who was it that got into your mind and soul to formulate who you are? Drums are my roots, so in 2nd grade, I convinced my teacher to let me bring in my drum kit so that I could play, so I played to Kiss’s Rock n Rollover, from then when I went to Middle school, and I did the same there. Favorite Artists: Stewart Copeland and the Police were my roots, as well as Paul Simon, and Bob Marley. Riley Odelia had a song, so Bodi needed a song, and he got one! “As a singer/songwriter I’m always working to just get better all the time, and to not be so preachy, and to bring about a positive message, right now more than ever in this world, we need music and we need positivity, because there is so much going on to deter us from that, but I feel that if we stay positive and continue to deliver that message through music I think the world can be better as utopic as that may sound, its a heartfelt dream of mine.” Taking the Family on the Road: “God bless my wife, Katie, in terms of highlights, we were blown away by Yellowstone National Park, sitting on a Volcano! We loved the Pacific Northwest and the real highlight was the Native Americans in our country and trying to understand what happened to them. There should be a native American history month in school every year, and it’s just not done. It was a real heartbreaking element seeing these reservations that are not flourishing.” On Production: “The entire record was produced by myself and Danny Bernini. Danny has done a lot of work with Ryan Montbleau, in the past, he had worked with Acoustic Junction. A really great guy and the thing that was great about Danny was that he was trying to bring out the best of Chad Hollister, and I think he did that, he was also the engineer on the project.” Sharing the Stage: “We got a chance to do the Bob Dylan Paul Simon opener, and Tom Petty as well. We were backstage hanging with the Brecker Brothers, and my hero Steve Gadd, who I had met two months prior on Martha’s Vineyard, he was hanging with Carly Simon, all of a sudden they were in front of me and we realized we were going to be on the same gig. All of a sudden Paul Simon walks out of the dressing room and just stands there, for a good 10 minutes (because we were all talking) I looked over and said “Hey Paul” and we just chatted for another 20 minutes and he complimented us on our sound check, so that was definitely a huge hi-light, and then Warren Haynes is one of the nicest guys and I got a chance to open for him, he invited me up on stage to play congas with him, he is such a gentleman.” On Breathe: From the “Stop the World” album, was included on the soundtrack for the movie 911. Pandora: “Back at the beginning of Pandora, they were anxious to have anyone as they were just getting started, and they needed content. The very first analyst was Bob Coons who was our guitarist at the time and then went on to play for the JGB (Jerry Garcia Band). Fast forward 18 years later, and Bob Coons is still an analyst to this day, and he got us into the catalog with my early records. We were touring in Oakland and Pandora has us up and the President is introducing us as one of their first bands with their very first analyst which is Bob and he is playing with me.” Stop the World: “I wrote this for my Mom, she is 86 years young, and I am the youngest of 5 kids, and she has 18 grandkids, of which my kids Riley and Body are 17 and 18. Whenever she is having one of those moments that she doesn’t want to forget, we grew up with the term “Oh Stop the World, I wanna get off” My brother and I would always make fun of her. Growing up and then having kids myself and also my brother and sisters having kids, we all started to have this stop the world moments myself, we play it every year at the Spruce Peak performing arts center in Stowe, this is our 6th year in a row? House Concerts: “It’s been huge in the folk world forever. The beautiful thing about a house concert is that you are in a much more comfortable setting, you just get to hang, the people get to know you , I take more time to explain where the songs come from, its just a beautiful connection to have with your fans, and the experience for the fans and the artist is just a million times better. Do 20 at 20 its a really simple marketing technique, 20 friends at $20 and it works.” You can follow Chad here: Website www.chadmusic.com Instagram @chadhollister Facebook @chadhollisterband Twitter @chadhollister   Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 2, 2018
We are delighted to be joined by singer, songwriter, poet, author, and voiceover artist Teresa Joy Haggerty. She is the author and creator of Tjoy creations. Today, she is going to share with us her story on how her journey began and how her experience has been ever since. You write books for children, how did this idea come about?  The idea to write this book came to me and not from me. I was about to go to bed one night when the idea to write the book came to me but since I was tired I decided to do it the next day. I woke up at 4:30 am the next morning and spent the next two days writing the book. Can you take us through your journey and how it all happened? Tjoycreations is what the combination of the book entails. I wrote the book then later illustrated it through paintings and collages and songs too. In the book, each character has their own way through which they interact with the main character.   How did everything that is the songs, the paintings, come to you? The song there is a path, for example, came to me a long time ago as I was wandering through the woods but it just fit into this book. Some of the other songs just came from the writing. As for the paintings, a bunch of different artwork started coming to me about 3 years ago but I hid them because I felt like they were too childish. However, as I was writing the book I realized that the paintings could actually be characters in the book.  Tell us the meaning behind the name Trees of Joy. I never really liked the name Teresa and always wondered what I could do with the name. I love trees and I have always felt like I really connect to them. So about 10 years ago I had a powerful experience that led me to change my name from “Teresa Joy” to “Trees of Joy” by combining the syllables from the name Teresa to “trees of” hence trees of joy.   You have been traveling for quite some time and you have been to many places, can you tell us about your experience and what you took away from that? I have been very fortunate to get the chance to travel. On this particular trip I had been traveling for about a year and for me, it was a journey of seeking. At the time I wasn't really in the best place as I was going through some personal things and so this was a deep time for me. However, I got to interact with different people and see new places and got to break out of my own boundaries and I really loved this experience.  As a coach, who do you feel like you would help out the most? I think I’m drawn to people who are in that change phase of their lives. Mostly people from the ages 16-36 since there are so many things that are coming at them. I enjoy having soulful conversations with people and I love creating an environment where people feel safe expressing themselves. I like having deep connections with people and helping them reconnect with their inner selves.  You come from a family that is tied to worship, how has this had an impact on you and how has it molded you? I’m definitely the person I am today because of my roots and I feel like that’s the most important thing parents can give to their children. My parents really guided us on regular basis and from this, we got a really deep sense of connection to God. And being “the creative” that I am this has really been helpful to me. Who are the audiences for your book? When I was writing the book at first, the editor suggested that we target the children from the 5th grade. This book has a lot of epic journey tales and so I feel like it’s not only for children who can use it as a learning tool but also for people who are in the struggle of life and challenges.    You can follow Teresa here: Website www.tjoycreations.com Instagram @tjoycreations Facebook @tjoycreations YouTube tjoycreations                                                                               Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 26, 2018
We are delighted to be joined by Raspin Stuwart. He is a singer/songwriter/song stylist who was the once the opening musical performer for author Maryanne Williamson. Named a music guru by his listeners, Raspin is known for his famous songs such as Smoke the Hookah and Rumblin and Tumblin. Today, he will share with us how he started his music, what he is currently working on career wise and how his musical journey has been. What was your starting point? I was given a guitar when I was about 14 years and the first song I learned was by Peter Paul and Mary called blowing in the wind. From then I just started writing songs and I have been doing so ever since. Can you tell us about your project, the great Los Angeles Cover-Up, and where you are now in your career? The Great Los Angeles Cover Up is a project about taking coats, blankets, and socks and giving it to homeless people and shelters. Our focus is mainly on homeless old people and children. I am currently focused on recording a particular record that I have been working on for 2 years and looking to complete some songs that will see to its completion.   When did you find your style and find who you're supposed to be and how has it been? It has been a journey that I am still on. It’s been about 6 years since I decided to really take music seriously. I had been working on some magazines for 32years and doing some projects. I’m grateful since my work has found appreciation and gratitude from people and I really appreciate that.   Where is your favorite place to record and how does your teamwork? I bounce around from different studios depending on where the musicians are since you want to make it easier for the musician. I am at all of them for different needs. Sometimes we will need a studio with a bigger room or for tracking bands. You will always want to work with people who you are comfortable with. What are your thoughts on social media? Having been on social media for only 2 years, I can say that it has really helped me. It has introduced me to many people more than any other platform. I get to share my music on Twitter and on Instagram with my followers. Who are your favorite artist, bands or singers who had an impact on you and influenced your music? The singers who really influenced me by their music were Simon and Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, and Boz Scaggs. What advice would you give to our audiences? My advice would be to be kind to people, passionate, understanding and love along the way.  You can follow Raspin here: Website www.raspin.com Twitter @raspinstuwart Facebook @RaspinMusic YouTube raspinstuwart                                                                              Soundcloud                                                  soundcloud.com/raspin Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 19, 2018
On today's show:   “I have always been very sensitive, and I have always had high inner demands for myself.”  “Being sensitive is not always easy, and you have to adapt yourself, to little yourself, and to be flexible in all situations.”  “Everything that you don’t express is stored in your body, we don’t know this, many people don’t know this.”  “I only slept 15 minutes per night, I woke up every night 02:47 the same exact time every night.” “It felt like a horror movie, every night I dreamt that I was murdered, and blood splattered and I was tortured every night, so every night I woke up my heart was pounding and I had this taste of metal in my mouth, and I was so terrified that I just didn’t know how to continue to live like this.”  “I left my daughter at home, she was like a couple of months old and I left her at home, and when I went on the tube, I was looking around, and I had this funny feeling that something was missing, and I didn’t know what, and then I realized that it was my daughter.”  “I just jumped off the next stop and I went all the way back having 1 million thoughts in my mind at the same time, where is she, has someone taken her, has she fallen down on the tube tracks and I then I went screaming all the way down to the station host and asked her to have you found a baby, and she said no, no babies here. I ran home and there i found my key in the door, I didn’t even realize that I had left my keys in and then when I opened the door, there she was just sitting there all dressed in her little car.”  “I went out walking in the forest and I am all by myself, and I got this really intense pressure on my chest, and I actually think I am going to die, and it’s so intense and it feels like its burning and exploding and shattering into a million pieces at the same time.”  “I slowly walked back to the cabin, and there in front of the fire many hours later, and for the first time in decades, my mind is completely still, I have no thoughts, no monkey mind, no nothing at all, and that night I am dreaming of a new kind of yoga, and for the first night in decades I didn’t dream that I was being slaughtered or murdered.”  “That morning I was in awe as to how silent it was, it was so still, and I had this feeling being still within me, not having anxiety or worrying or panic attacks. It was really still and peaceful and I hadn’t experience that in such a long time, so it was really a new and awkward, but a very welcome feeling.”  “I was always manipulating myself even in Yoga, so this link that ended up in my inbox, Yoga for depressed people, it was a totally different kind of Yoga, it was softer and not so much about asana’s and then I took the whole 2 and a half years of becoming a yoga therapist, and at the very end I met this woman who was introducing yoga for people with pain in body, mind, or spirits, and when I met her and did her yoga, it was like another dimension, it was like another ah-ha moment, and from there, I went on to her education, because for me I could feel it was like coming home, it was finally like coming home to whoever I was.”  “On Buddhist Meditation, we would be awoken at 4:30 AM and sit in silence till 9:00 in the evening, no talking, no looking into each other's eyes, no writing, no listening to music, no nothing, just complete silence.”  “I discovered that it wasn’t me who was sick, my soul was perfectly well but it was my behavior was messed up, I was like a drug user, my mental ability was really not working and I had the sensitivity of sounds and lights which made it really hard to live in the city.”     “Here in Sweden we are so much in the immature part of the feminine and the masculine, which also is one reason for all this stress and burnout, because we are not conscious, we are living in underdeveloped qualities.”  “Tantra just means path of expansion, so for me everything is Yoga, and Yoga means Union, for me its about unifying the whole of me and to be able to be the beauty and be the light, I also need to dance with the beast, I also need to face my darkness and acknowledge it and not just suppress or hide it.”  “It always starts with the breath, so when I am saying that I am  breathing, I’m actually saying that I am connecting with the spirit, we are so unconscious on how we are breathing, how we are sitting, how we are walking, how we are moving.”  “If I can help only one person in the world, it means that it is already working, this whole journey is all about back to basics, and to find happiness within, you can’t feel your empty whole, or your inner emptiness with outer things and the outer reality so everything that you have is already within, its just that we’ve forgotten it, and I can help you remember it.”  “I am just here to remind you that you are a Human being and not a human doer.”   You can follow Ullis here: Website www.plainyoga.se Instagram @plainyoga Facebook Ullis Karlsson Linkedin Ulrika Karlsson Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 12, 2018
On today's show: On Gigging:  Bootleggers Inn, “I play there twice a week, if your anywhere between 2nd avenue, or broadway, you can probably hear me out there, and then on Thursdays, we play upstairs, I take my bass player and drummer and we do a little 3 piece.” Nashville Uncovered: “We started doing something that anything we do downtown Nashville we call it “Nashville Uncovered” and that just means that I’m too old and too mean to be playing cover tunes.” “Its the first all original showdown on Broadway in a long, long, long, time.” “When they kick me out of everything else, and my voice gets even more raspy and raw, I’ll be sitting around on a corner playing blue’s music or something” “There’s an open door for me now, there really is, and I’m excited about it” J’s Influences: “I grew up on Bob Seger, Joe Cocker, Fogerty, and a lot of folks say they can hear that influence in my music, but, I’m just at a place in life that, I want to do what I do and play the original music that I have.” Church: “My Dad was the preacher and my Mom was the music, they both played, and they stuck me under a pew until I was old enough to get on the platform, so we went to Church buddy, we went to Church 6 or 7 days a week depending on where we were.” Marathon Man: “I do these 4 hour shifts down on Broadway with no break, and I still have yet to get through all of my music on any of these shows that I’m doing, and my deal is that I write the songs that I sing, so I don’t write something and then just throw it away. These are songs that I take into the bars and the concerts and I sing these songs, I work on them until they are ready” Vocal prowess: “If my voice does get scratchy, people say yes that’s the way we like it, once a year I have to take a minute, take a break, drink a lot of hot tea with honey and lemon, just to make sure we're not destroying something for sure, but we rip and run with it.” Production: “Mike Sprinkle and Drew Smith produced this album and had some of the best studio session players in Nashville playing on it, I was really excited about it, and its one of the best things that I’ve ever done.” On another cold shoulder on the B3 and piano is Jim Moose Brown, Jim went out on tour with Bob Seger” Adding one more: “Man if I was gonna add one more person, as much as I love my guitar players, that girl that’s singing backup on those songs is my oldest daughter, Cricket Davis, good gracious, she is just amazing, and if I don’t get a record deal out of this record, I hope she does” Collaboration: "Just spent a little time with Paul Nelson who was with Johnny Winter for many years played guitar for him, we want to sit down and collaborate and he liked some of my songs, he’s more of a rocker, and I pulled out some of the blues stuff that he wants to use on his next album.” Just made a great new friend in Mark Muleman Massey, I just spent 3 days with him at the Mississippi songwriters festival in Ocean Springs and man that was a lot of fun” You can follow J Edwards here: Website www.jedwardsmusic.net Instagram @JEdwards_Music Twitter @JEdwards_Music Facebook JEdwards_Music Youtube JEdwards_Music Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
October 5, 2018
*Spoiler alert: It starts with doing the inner work to uncover what you want, then builds the right relationships intentionally to support your vision, all the while creating the financial freedom you need to choose how you spend your time. On today's show: “Being an entrepreneur is actually one part environmental in choice, and one part nature, so its sort of a nature/nurture conversation, I was born to work as an entrepreneur even though I didn’t know that word growing up, and it wasn’t something that was being lauded as the course to take, but it was always in my DNA, it was in my essence I was starting little business’s from the screened porch of my parents house trying to sell things to their friends.” “I had to at some point choose to say, I’m going to work for myself, and that’s where you meet me today” “My first business is in credit card processing, with my twin brother we set up a company to set up the way in which a business takes a credit card from their customer in any way shape or form. The Robin Hood Effect: “Trying to do well for the small business while there are so many people trying to take advantage of them, and make their pockets fatter along the way, we asked ourselves how do we find our space in this very crowded marketplace, and then how do we continue to be the honest transparent people that we wanted to be in an environment that really was not championing that whatsoever that people had become successful based on being the opposite. Celebration Time: Taking time to celebrate the joy of completing a large project, have some fun! “What do you wish you could tell your 20, 30, or 40-year-old self? It is never I wish I worked more, it is always I wish I slowed down more, I wish I appreciated the journey more, I wish I had connected more with people, I wish I had appreciated what I had, instead of lamenting that which I didn’t. Chill time: How do you make time to chill with everything you have going on? I Chill a lot, and I think it is in part that I had to let go of a lot of things, I had to let go of the need to control and manage everything which earlier in my career I was so afraid to delegate I was so afraid to hand things off, because I had this story in my head that it’s never gonna be as good, if it’s not done by me. The second I got comfortable with handing things off and letting go of it. That really had a lot to do with it, because that also then as a by-product freed me up to choose where do I invest my energy more than when I had to wear every hat for every business. On Organizational skills: “It can be easy to neglect or not exercise the muscle of organization, I don’t think that you have to be perfect or great at everything to be successful in the way that you define it, time is really important, and scheduling it in a way that creates boundaries for you that are healthy and is also respectful to other peoples time is really important” On Mindset: The biggest Achilles heel I've ever had and had so, so, strongly (especially in the early years) was the mindset that I wasn’t good enough and couldn’t do this and everyone else was better, and who am I to try this in the first place” One of Darrah’s favorite thought leaders is Adam Grant. Check out Darrah’s Virtual Summit through her website! How do you define what success means for you?   You can follow Darrah here: Website www.darrah.co Instagram @darrahb Twitter @darrahb Don’t forget! Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
September 28, 2018
It’s Hurricane Season in the Northeastern part of the United States, and it was appropriate to roll out a song that did not make the cut for the “Gratitude” album, today we are featuring “Rollin on It” Lyrics Like a runaway train hauling stacks of steel, with a cranked up firebox and greasy wheels, screaming down the mountain on a 45, I don’t think I’m gettin out of this one alive but I’m rollin on it. Rollin on it, I’m rollin on, rollin like a wave on the ocean. Rollin on it, I’m rollin on it, just rollin on rollin like a wave of emotion.  Standing on the top of El Capitan, I got a 31-foot green and yellow wingspan, caught a thermal rise in the afternoon sun, with a peregrine falcon having so much fun. Chorus Rolling like the smoke from a runaway train, I’m rolling like the wind behind the driving rain, rolling like the heat from acetylene flame, I’m rolling with the power of a Hurricane. Irene, Katrina, Sandy, Hey Hugo, where did you go? Still, big problems in the South with more intense flooding of homes and its not even over yet! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane-florence-aftermath-record-flooding-expected-south-carolina-coast-georgetown-county-2018-09-25/ Please ask the Lord to bless those in need of relief from this horrible disruption of life and property! Mentioned: Darrah Brustein on episode DE182 Hurricanes Leslie and Kirk developing? Pick up my Free Yoga Ebook here! www.jameskevinoconnor.com, www.dharmicevolution.com, or on my FB page  Rollin with situations, and ending up in a Hurricane, Irene, Katrina, Sandy, Hey Hugo, where did you go?  Remix or rearrange the song to make it a keeper?  Stats for dHarmic Evolution around the world and being #1  Subscribe, Rate, & Review this show on iTunes.  Leave us comments about the show in dharmicevolution.com  Whisper a prayer to the Lord for help for the people suffering from the Hurricane, the Lord is Listening!   Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
September 21, 2018
Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn't until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heartfelt love of his occupation. Jeremy draws from his personal experiences to create songs that are keenly perceptive and meaningful. His current single, "Burn This House Down," paints a poignant picture of heartbreak and acceptance that still remains relatable. This song will stick with you long after your first listen. The song is currently in the IndieWorld Country Top 40. The video is nominated for a Monkey Bread Tree Film Festival award, an IMDB-sanctioned film festival. On today's show: “There is no formula to this career, you just have to keep sustaining and keep doing it.” “People ask me, where do you see yourself in 5 years, and I tell them, still playing music.” “I grew up listening to George Strait, Bob Wills, and Western Swing.” “I feel like there is a perfect space when I’m writing the song that I leave for the production of things.” “I have to give credit to my Producer Michael Flanders, “I have to give credit to my Producer Michael Flanders, PJ Shankel and 3 Hat Media.” You can follow Jeremy here: Website https://www.jeremyparsonsmusic.com Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jmpickinfool/ Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/jmparsonsmusic?lang=en Facebook https://m.facebook.com/jeremyparsonsmusic/ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Ffn2rC10WkQ9AIHy9Odgq iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/things-i-need-to-say/1218995289 You can contact Jeremy here: Michael Stover/MTS Management Group michael@mtsmanagementgroup.com Don’t forget! Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
September 14, 2018
“Who do you think your fooling, I got a good look inside of your mystique, I’m a man who needs to know what's doing, hey, those big brown eyes, you keep them just out of reach” Artists mentioned on this show! Susan Muranty DE163 Genevieve Vitanzo DE181 Darrah Brustein Featured blog from Forbes magazine: https://twitter.com/DarrahB Darrah gave us 55 questions about how to get to know someone: We get into some of these in this show! Drill down Chorus: I’m gonna drill down baby, drill down deep, I wanna get to all the secrets you keep from me, drill down baby, drill down deep, I gonna be the first man who is able to reach you, now I’m able to reach you, Hey, how does it feel to have me steering your wheel, now I’m able to reach you, Hey, give me a chance I might have something to teach you! JKO quotes: “Isn’t it true, that we all are all able to teach each other something, if, we allow that process to unfold, don’t get so caught up in yourself and narcissistic and conceited to the fact that you have this down, you know it all and that nobody can teach you anything” “There is always someone and often someone much younger than you, or who don’t have as much experience and the reason they can teach you something is because your not wired, the same way as they are, in problem-solving, reactions, anything that comes somebody’s way, we all process differently, so there is a world of opportunity, in just opening your mind up to every single person you encounter” “Open up a conversation and you will learn something if you allow that process to unfold” “There is a smorgasbord of intellectual opportunity” Please include prayers for the people in the path of Hurricane Florence, ask the Lord Jesus to protect them with his love and kindness. Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
September 7, 2018
She is a Vagabond, just back from South Africa, where she spent some time out in the bush. On today's show: “Elephants outside your front door, it made me stop, watch and listen.” “In our society where we are so used to using our eyes for everything, but when you are in the bush, because so many things are camouflaged, you have to start relying on your other senses, like your sense of smell or and your sense of hearing, and your eyes are used for tracking, like looking down in the sand to see what tracks are there, and how fresh they are.” “The first time I came back to the States after being in South Africa for 6 months I was completely overwhelmed by the onslaught of different sounds that I had previously brushed away as white noise, were all of sudden now extreme.” “I met some friends in Cape town that found out that I was a singer/songwriter and asked me to come into a studio and do some session work.” “If you give me something to work on that I am interested in, you will lose me, I’ll be gone for days at a time working on that one thing, I’ll be so heavily focused on it that I won’t eat or drink for like 3 days.” Imagine if Belle had a little more growl and was a piano-playing singer/songwriter who moved to the middle of the South African bush to work with wildlife and use her music to benefit conservation. Well, she's real. Meet Genevieve. Now back in the US, she's hitting stages and gracing soundtracks again with her timeless tunes and stellar voice. Balancing sweet and sexy, smart and sassy, Genevieve is an all-around entertainer, a charismatic and unique talent who has been wowing audiences as a singer/songwriter since first taking the stage at 6 years old. She began in music much like other musicians begin – music chose her. As a baby, she would literally wake up singing, her family tracked her down by following her voice. At age six, she taught herself to play the piano, and before reaching her teenage years, she had also mastered the clarinet, recorder, and drums. She had an amazing ability to remember music – particularly from films – and would sit at the piano for hours, alternating between recreating what she’d heard and created her own soundtracks. Always a gifted writer, she didn't take very long to begin putting words to the music. By 8th grade, she'd even co-written a musical. She's performed all over the country and overseas, singing the National Anthem at major league baseball games, Christmas carols at the White House, and original songs at venerated venues such as the Kennedy Center. Her music has been featured on TV shows, movies, commercials, and video games, and she's lent her voice to commercials, cartoons, children's songs, and other artists' CDs. She even sang a Zulu lullaby for a Pampers commercial. Currently, she is working on a soundtrack for a children's book she wrote. Occasionally, she finds time to sleep. Featured tracks: - Fragile - Back of My Hand - Giddy up Cowboy - The Sum of All Things You can follow Genevieve here: http://www.genevieve-music.com/ https://www.facebook.com/genevievemusicpage/ https://www.instagram.com/jvwordandimage/ https://www.instagram.com/buzzfromthebush/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Lz6rxrPdQZ2qrDF2Gy6UC https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSbpmpJ9jtpzdWEZjTf6LLw https://soundcloud.com/user-984670604 Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
August 31, 2018
Why does a Favorite Song become a Favorite Song? why does it stay in your brain forever? Why does it bring you back in time instantly to that Season? that smell? that first love? Our brain is amazing! Why do we get happy when we hear that song? there is more going on in the brain chemically than we realize! “Music must change, music will always change, as it is often a reflection of what is going on socially.” “If your lucky enough to have kids, they can help keep you the cutting edge.” “ No matter how many songs we create, there is always room for another good song.” “Being the host of dHarmic Evolution, I am lucky enough to hear Indie Artists before they become Grammy stars.”   Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see. Thank you to Mark Joseph Stern for his blog Why do we love the music we heard as teenagers?    
August 24, 2018
In this show James gets Heavy, but first, it's a MAC upgrade, using the Migration assistant over wireless, a brand new computer was installed at the James O’Connor Agency headquarters! Moving all the programs and files over to the new computer via wireless, things went very well. James had considered changing out the drive, however researching the complexities and the noise with the new fan, it seemed like a good idea to just go for a brand new 1 Terabyte Retina, iMac 27” James uses multiple backup systems offsite, Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud. He also uses a 1 TB Seagate attached to the time machine for quick restores. (You could say he likes layers of safety!) When you create constant content 7 days a week, you need to be confident that you have fail-safes everywhere! All Media content is on an outboard Seagate 1TB drive, that also gets backed up on the remote offsite backup services. The story of Baphomet and the unveiling of this evil demonic statue at the Arkansas Capitol Building. We discuss the reaction and the Evil ones and have a response to these Satanic cults and dark worship in this episode. We are not including links on this horror show but you and find this information easily enough on Google. The band “Mercy” was co-founded by Bishop Christine Mercy Johnson and James Kevin O’Connor and the debut is all about the very last days of Jesus. Christine was a victim of the pandemic flu attack in Great Britain in 1989, she was pronounced dead her family was making funeral arrangements while she was in the presence of the Lord at the Gates of Heaven, he told her “I am sending you back, it is not your time yet, you have work to do on my behalf”. We discuss more the process of how this album got created. The band: Buddy Hyatt on piano and keys, Jim Hyatt on bass, James Mitchell on electric guitars, Shawn Fichter on drums, Glenn Duncan on Violin, Dobro, Acoustic guitar and other instruments as well! Kim Copeland Producer and “Kelly James (Schoenfeld) dHarmic Evolution podcast this morning hit a #1 in Germany, Sweden, and Singapore! Thank you all for your support! Go to the dHarmic Evolution Facebook Community page, if you are an artist you can post your content on there, a new song, album, video, or if you would just like. To support another artist on the site, please do so, or just stop by and say hello! dHarmic Evolution Community store.cdbaby.com/cd/mercy123 www.mercyworldwideministries.com www.4ocean.com www.craftbeer.com www.kimcopelandproductions.com Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
August 17, 2018
 Growing up in Colombia, becoming a British Citizen, Now living in Pembrook Florida in the good old USA, an Author, Counselor, Creative, a mother of 3 all born in different countries, and a woman who puts God first in her life before all else, the way it should be. You can find out more about Dary at https://www.international-face.com Luz Dary Griffiths and get the whole story on the book, her life, how she supports the challenges that women around the world face on a day to day basis, whether it be trapped with substance abuse, physical or emotional abuse, or just in the wrong relationship, she brings a guiding light for those looking for a change. You can find it all in the show notes on the dHarmic Evolution website or in iTunes. If you have not taken advantage of the dHarmic Evolution Facebook Community page, please do so, if you have a new song, a new video, if you are playing a gig, or just released your new book, you can go over there and post your content so people can see what is happening in your career, or if you want to drop in a comment about a fellow artist and show them some support, please do so! For all those who have stopped by to subscribe, rate and review the show in iTunes, Thank you, it means a lot to the continual forward motion of this show. We have been in the #1 podcast in iTunes all this week for Music shows in the USA, and we have recently scored #1s in Germany, Japan, Singapore, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom as well. This all thanks to you musicians, authors, speakers, thought leaders and music lovers! On today's show: "I started writing this book when I was 17 years old in Colombia" "I kept writing music and poems, and in 2012 I went to Africa for 3 months and had time to finish the story" "I also decided to write it in two Languages, in Spanish, and in English" "Some of the books is about me, but it is also about everything I have seen during my love and I have seen it all" "I have a lot of experience and I have seen it all, I have so many good and bad ones that I have seen in my life" "My Mother was a good Christian and always loved God, but when your a teenager, you want to do it your way, but later on in life, if we don't have hope and faith and don't believe in God, we will never be, he made us, I believe he is there, and he is the God of the Universe, I truly truly love him and I keep teaching my children that he is there" You can follow Luz here: https://web.facebook.com/luz.d.griffiths https://www.instagram.com/luz.griffiths/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0hXwX20Fyg&feature=youtu.be Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
August 10, 2018
Find out about the Fabulous Virginia Tech University and Alumni Professor Scott Geller who is starting his 50th year at Virginia Tech with the Hokies! Bishop Christine Mercy Johnson (she is Princess Diana’s cousin) and James writing the song with Scott, and how God is the #1 Songwriting instructor in our lives, how it works, how does the Lord teach James about songwriting? The band got back together! Jim Hyatt, Shawn Fichter, James Mitchell, Buddy Hyatt, Glen Duncan, Kim Copeland producer, and Kelly Schoenfeld Engineer, and very special guest appearance with Rachel “Ray Williams” on vocals, and of course James and Christine on Executive production, songwriting, and James on Vocals. “Here to Share and Care” makes it on the Gratitude album. Thanking everyone for supporting the Dharmic Evolution, making us the #1 Music Podcast in iTunes multiple times in Singapore, Japan, the UK, Germany, Australia, Canada, and the US. Creating the song, the process, the conversations, the methods, and how to make it all happen! “I AM VICTORIOUS” the album that you must hear! Unique, unusual, and amazing music like you have never heard before. Check out the interview with James and Scott on the James O’Connor Agency youtube channel. James Mitchell’s guitar playing, on at least 35 of James’ songs, his “one take” wonders that he brings to the table for every session that he plays on! A good song can be made great by having great players! Buddy Hyatt with an orchestra in his back pocket and how he puts the icing on the cake! The Actively Caring People brand, what it is, what it does, and how it impacts all who benefit from this, Scott’s body of work is all based on psychology and he is very passionate about educating all who wish to learn about this fabulous movement. Shining Hope on Humanity! 4Ocean, another brand that is doing amazing things for the planet, they are removing the plastics from the Ocean, they are turning fisherman who used to catch fish into the fisherman who now removes plastics from our once beautiful oceans! Follow James here: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Subscribe rate & review the Dharmic Evolution podcast! Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
August 3, 2018
Laura Cheadle teaching us how to “Chill”, her new album reveals the beautiful heart that beats beneath the groove in her soul~ Laura Cheadle a selfless and giving young woman, she is as beautiful on the inside and she is on the outside. A passionately driven singer-songwriter who is fiercely dedicated to her artistry and never shies away from any opportunity to dive deeper into her craft simply for the sake of doing it, because that’s what she was born to do. Join me in this celebration of Laura’s brand new release “Chill” so let’s dive in together and witness a real artists rendition of what living life on your own terms is all about. Let's pick it up from Laura just finishing a 10 mile run at the Gym…….no wonder she can hold those notes forever! Who is Laura Cheadle? If you’re longing for some real music that you can feel in your heart, lyrics that speak to your soul, and a live performance with the power to blow the roof off the sky, you can stop right here. If you’re tired of all the staged choreography, blinding light shows, capes, costumes, lip-synching and auto-tunes that seems to have taken over live performances, you have found a place to rest, refresh, and renew. Welcome to the world of Laura Cheadle. Along with her Family Band, she has opened for some of the biggest names in the business and won numerous awards, including “Best Indie Jazz/Blues Band” at WXPN sponsored Tri- State Indie Music Awards. She has performed on stages from NYC to London, appeared on 6ABC’s “Tuned In” as the very first viewer’s choice, the “NBC 10″ Show, and the National reality show “Next Great Family Band.” Laura was recently featured in Curve Magazine, named one of “100 Women We Love” in Go Magazine, and declared a “Super Woman” in South Jersey Magazine for her active Charity Work. Never one to measure herself according to the trends of the times or the female singer “flavor of the month,” Laura has carved out her own lane since she began performing as a child, and she has done it the old-fashioned way, on pure talent. Gifted with a voice powerful enough to shake rafters, and tender enough to navigate the entire range of the emotional scale, Laura Cheadle is a singer commanding more than just a listen or a look. Her albums, like her concerts, are an experience. Inseparable from the truth of the songs she writes, the raw emotion that tears out of her reach deep into your heart with the kind of performance we now only see in films like “Woodstock.” With a vocal style that is a mesmerizing blend of soulful blues and timeless rock with both feet planted firmly in the funk, she brings her own unique interpretation to every song she sings, regardless of the genre she takes on. Whether it’s a concert of her own material, a sophisticated cabaret show, or a monster blues jam at the close of a festival, what you see and hear is what you’ll always. You can follow Laura here: www.lauracheadle.com www.facebook.com/lauracheadlemusic www.twitter.com/lauracheadle www.youtube.com/lauracheadle.com www.instragram.com/lauracheadlemusic Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
July 27, 2018
Gender Genocide You girls gossip, like we drink Vodka, now we're both talking trash about each other's past, now you're alright, and were all wrong, I hear the DJ playing, that favorite breakup song..... I can clearly see what we’ve come to be, what made us decide, to generate those ties, it’s a heartless exercise, and it’s tearing me inside, it’s just DNA colliding its Gender Genocide So you got a divorce and it was all his fault of course, and me I’m spitting anger unloading on a stranger, you're on your 13th cosmo, and I’m dancing with Jack Daniels, it’s a never-ending learning journey, I’m not equipped to handle. We used to be a perfect painting etched in colored glass, but we went crashing to the pavement, and we were shattered, then scattered, a trillion tiny shiny memories reflected through the glass, shattered then scattered, as the southern wind came whipping through our tortured torrid past..... Why is divorce still so rampant among the countries of the world, some more than others. What country has the highest divorce rate in the world, and why? I just might have the answer in this episode! It’s Trevor’s birthday today (July 25th) Trevor Kevin O’Connor you can check him out on DE63. The divorce rate in the US is 53%, however, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Belgium, and Hungary are worse off with divorce rates exceeding 60% but get this, Chile has a 3% divorce rate, I may be moving to Chile today! But the nutcracker of all nuts, “Maldives” the highest divorce rate in the world, the average local 30-year-old has already been married and divorced 3 times! and is ready for the 4th?? what?? Ironically its also a favorite destination for newlyweds looking for romance on their honeymoon! Check out more interesting relationship stories in this one, there are some funny moments in here! www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! For coaching help, reach out the james@thejamesoconnoragency.com Join the Dharmic Evolution Community Facebook page! You can post your content on there for the whole world to see.
July 19, 2018
  Rakale Hannah is a Singer/Songwriter, Life Coach, and Motivational Speaker and is preparing to release her debut Album, Other Side Of Blue. I'd like to discuss the journey of getting to the other side of blue. I also want to discuss the message behind Ho'ponopono, and #timesup.   On this episode: - As I continued to do the work to heal my own life, people began to come to me for insight themselves and it was like my journey of self-discovery, was turning into an opportunity for me to be able to support other people, and doing what they love as well. - I am so happy now to have slowed down the wills of a few things in my life so that I can focus on my first love which is music, I am excited to be here today to talk with you, someone who is so passionate about music!”  - All of “you” can be in your life, I am a person who is passionate about personal development but I am also a singer and I get to be both of those things, in my album, my passion for personal development is there, as well as my love for R&B, soulful, sexy music. - I have the capacity to hold space for the deeper work, but I like to be in forwarding motion, and that’s what I believe a life coach is” - On Growing up: “I was at Church every Sunday, Wednesday, most Friday’s, some Saturdays, and I was only allowed to listen to Gospel music as a child.”   Rakale Hannah songs: - Other Side of Blue - Times Up - Ho’ponopono - Makin Music   You can follow Rakale here:   www.rakalehannah.com facebook instagram twitter Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
July 13, 2018
Todays featured song and subject on the Storyteller Series “I Wanna Be Loved” What is about Love that drives us, tortures us, makes us indescribably high, and then makes us crash into the rocks on the lowest of low’s? Let’s find out in this compelling episode that investigates the passion, the pain, the exhilaration and the fact that we all need it, and almost cannot exist without it, why is it what it is? Listen to James discuss can object of Love, sharing some points from the following resources: - Pragito Dove from the blog on the huff post “Why Can Love Be So Painful? - 6 Ways to Heal and Move On - www.discovermeditation.com - Chara Rodriguera “Chara.tv” - Deepak Chopra “The Path to Love” - J. Krishnamurti “On Love and Loneliness” - James Kevin O’Connor “I Wanna Be Loved” - www.jameskevinoconnor.com - www.dharmicevolution.com  Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube
June 30, 2018
Ride on, track #9 from the "Geography of The Soul"album is our featured song on this broadcast today. dHarmic Evolution is now#1 in iTunes podcast in the USA music category, and in the top 5, in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Discussing Women's birthdays, why do they celebrate for a whole week? The Egyptians started this, followed by the Greeks........ Should we celebrate our birthday's? What does God want us to do? Ride On, and why I don't send my songs to other artists........ Christine Mercy Johnson's Ordination today!   Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram youtube   Notable shows to listen to!   DE 170 Chara Rodriguera DE 169 Joy Villa DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virgina Tech University DE167 Linda Gambino | Gamble on Gambino
June 23, 2018
We are all Connected! The leading song that started off the “Gratitude” Album. Its a real-life story of the stock market, the Mob, Chapter 11 in Whippany NJ, Witness Protection, Congress and finally Nashville! A BIG SCREEN MOVIE that was written, but was not created yet, but I wrote the song, I’m still waiting for you guys! The Actors who had agreed to star in the film “Connected” were Shia LaBeouf, John Tobin, Sean Penn, James Caan, Mila Kunis, Aaron Tveit, and Eddie Marsan.   Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Or just hit #3 on iTunes this week!   Notable shows to listen to!   DE 22 Brian Foraker  DE 170 Chara Rodriguera DE 169 Joy Villa DE 168 Professor Scott Geller Virgina Tech University        
June 15, 2018
Chara is a Wife and Mother, the Creator of Sol Path Yoga and The Optimal and Dream Life Programs, inspirational Author, Actress and Sol Whisperer and, “Self As Art-ist” for awakening Avatars. Since 1995, Chara has been a student a teacher of Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Inspired Living. She specializes in sharing empowering messages and practices that support the process of illumination, transformation and celebration. Known for her intuitive, poetic and loving style, Chara’s intention is to inspire people all over the world to live their own kind of magic. She has just released a brand new book of Sacred Poems and Self Images entitled BREATHE which is now available on Amazon. It explores awakening to your creative power, seeing yourself as sacred, and reflecting on life, love, and the Divine. To complement her new book, Chara created an amazing guided meditation called Breathe...and let the magic begin! this will change your life! It’s available for free on the home page of her website at www.Chara.tv.   On this episode:  - When that first conscious breath that I invited into my body and my heart came in, it was like a ray of light came into my being. - I thought wow, now I have permission to do a photo shoot the way I want to do a photo shoot, I have permission! - Breathe is the most vulnerable thing I have ever done, which is very exciting but a bit frightening. - Even in the darkest times, there is a possibility of transforming that darkness into something of value.   You can check out her website and YouTube channel. Also, check out her Instagram and Twitter on Chara_inspire and Facebook on chara.tv   Her number one goal is to support you to “LIVE YOUR MAGIC”     
June 8, 2018
JOY THE PERFORMER "PLAYFUL, VIBRANT, SPIRITUAL AND BOLD, JOY VILLA IS A TRUE ENTERTAINER." Joy Villa is a recording artist whose EP "I Make the Static" rocketed to the #1 spot on both iTunes and Amazon following her 2017 Grammys' appearance, beating out Beyoncé, Adele, and Lady Gaga, and landed her a #1 Album in Alternative, #1 in Rock, and a #12 spot on Billboards Top 200 Albums. Joy’s a true entertainer who tours 25 countries a year and has wowed the world with her red-carpet style (Entertainment Weekly, E!, Billboard, NY Daily News, Los Angeles Times, to name a few). Joy is a natural music and theater performer, discovering her knack for the stage at the age of 5 in her first theater musical. Joy loves writing songs and has collaborated on numerous projects around the world with an array of international producers and artists. Joy blends alternative rock, soul and pop into finely crafted tunes that aim to motivate and inspire.  She treats her fans known as #JoyTribe to "The Joy Villa Experience.”   On this episode: - Dangerous is my middle name - The dress is gorgeous with Trump on the Rump - I wanted to show my support for the President - It is the most incredible thrilling moment of my life and professional career” - I faced a lot of backlashes, death threats, how dare you, string her up, someone should kill her, stop inviting her, hunt her down etc, but there was way more love than hate - One of the producers at the Grammys stopped me and asked is this a joke? Are you just being ironic? I responded nope, I voted 100% for Trump. - Sometimes your strength can be found in being vulnerable”   Joy's new album “Home Sweet Home” is now available at JoyVilla.com or on Amazon, Itunes, and all major retailers! You can find Joy in New York, LA, Washington, or below at any of these links! grammy.com youtube.com joyvilla.com twitter.com facebook.com   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
June 1, 2018
 Today we’re joined by an Alumni Professor Scott Geller, we at The James O'Connor Agency wrote a song for Scott's brand AC4.4P  titled "Here to Share and Care" you will hear the song in this episode! Scott Geller is a behavioral psychologist, and currently an Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems. Stemming work in behavior-based safety, he is a founder of the idea of "Actively Caring". As shown by his GoogleScholar, he is a significant figure in his field, having over 20 papers each with over 100 citations. Check out Scott’s story, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -  I Love psychology, my mission in life has been to teach psychology so as to make a difference in the World. - I am convinced that if more people learned about Human dynamics, we could make this world a better place. - This Actively Caring for Movement is founded on science. - Behavior doesn't happen in a vacuum. Scott Geller's Ted talk with over 6 million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sxpKhIbr0E Also, check out: https://jameskevinoconnor.hearnow.com/ http://ac4p.org/   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
May 25, 2018
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re joined by a Roma, Italy’s Linda Gambino! Linda Gambino has been around the world in more ways than one! A political science degree not being enough, Linda then got one from the esteemed Berkley College of Music in Boston! Inspired by the likes of Amy Winehouse, her brilliance clearly knows no bounds.  Check out Linda’s story, along with the world premiere of her new single, “Freedom,” on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: - From political science major to world pop star! - The TRUTH about EDM! - The relatable story behind the track, “Why Did I Lie”  Linda Gambino songs featured: - Freedom - Why Did I Lie - Revolution Website   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
May 18, 2018
   Please check out the dharmic Evolution Facebook Community Page, we welcome you to post a new album, new song, new video, or if you have a gig and want to promote it, let us know what you are doing and where!  I can help you with Podcast training, Life Transition, or Media coaching, if you need help in any of these area’s please reach out to me and will help you! Email me today…james@thejamesoconnoragency.com  Check out the new brand new full-length album “Gratitude” that was released early this year and it’s my third full-length album in 4 years. You can find the album here.  The subject of today’s show is all about “More Than A Reason” You can hear the song here.      “To love again, you need more than a reason, you need it signed and sealed in blood”  Kim Copeland is a fabulous Producer, Singer/songwriter, trained vocalist, an amazing friend, and mentor.  “I dial in a lot of different voices for my songs, I try to take the temperature and the pulse of the personality of the song, and you have to have the right effect, you have to have the right approach, the attitude, and am I showing up like Barry Manilow today?, or am I showing up like Joe Cocker?”  I released “Geography of The Soul” in 2014 and that connected me to my current family of musicians that were hand-picked by Kim to support that album, and also my next two albums.  Christine Mercy Johnson and I co-wrote the album “I AM VICTORIOUS” in 2016 under the newly formed Christian Rock Band “Mercy”  I also started the Podcast in 2015 and later on added video to make the show a podcast and TV show that we distribute on different release dates.   Notable talents on this song: Paul Hollowell on Piano Jim Hyatt on Bass Wayne Killius on Drums James Mitchell on Guitars Kelly James Schoenfeld
May 11, 2018
Jenny Vinatieri is a singer-songwriter from Colorado Springs, Colorado gaining traction in the local community and recognition her ability to write across various genres. Jenny is currently partnering with KMG Boulder to write and produce her second project due to be released in 2018. This will be a compilation of songs blending Adult Contemporary, Pop, EDM, Club and Country Cross-Over tracks with fresh lyrics styled after some of her earlier influences (Alannis, Gwen, Shania, and Sheryl) and newer influences (SIA, Chainsmokers, Taylor, and Katy). In the meantime her last collaboration of songs which is currently in circulation be found on SoundCloud and ReverbNation. Jenny has been a semi-finalist in both the International/Unsigned Only and USA Songwriting Competitions and was Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 Divine Tracks contest, quoting "Jenny is a multi-talented artist and singer-songwriter. Her entry "Rainbow" was extremely well received by our production team and we are excited to learn more about her background and creative process". She also received high rankings for several of her songs through ReverbNation and was awarded a featured artist spot on their homepage November 2016 - January 2017. Since then she has been featured on various radio stations across the globe and continues to grow a fan base. Jenny and KMG are in process of opening a studio/school in Colorado Springs where she plans to train and produce local talent while building a music library in which Licensing Companies/Record Labels can partner with her as a trusted resource for songs and content. On this episode: “I am getting ready to make a trip soon to visit France and Spain.” “On Family: Half of my Family is in Spain, I was born in Italy, but my Dads family is from Yankton South Dakota.” “Even today I get so emotional when I go to a Concert, sometimes I'm in tears.” “Music is just kind of a Universal Language.” Jenny songs featured: - Any Less - Rainbow - Have a Nice Day Website   Facebook   Instagram   Twitter   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
April 27, 2018
In order to fire your imagination, you gotta have dreams. I really wanted to do High Adventure things as a kid. In Parochial school, Sister Robert Marie, "James, don't be a daydreamer, you are looking out the window, don't be a daydreamer." Our Founding Fathers were dreamers, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams, they attributed the philosophy contained within the Declaration of Independence to their dreams. Good dreaming contributes to our phycological well being, by supporting health memory, warding off depression and expanding our ordinary limited consciousness, into broader spiritual realms. On Glenn Duncan in the studio, on Dreamer: "What is that? it sounds like a Pete Townshend thing"! All artists: "Don't forget to post your content on the dHarmic Evolution Community Page" Check out Sydney's Susan Muranty's show from down under on DE163!  If your not a dreamer, become one, dreams are really the Lifeblood of creativity. Check out Cynthia Brando's show from LA and her brand "Music Emerging" on DE161! If you need coaching in Podcasting, Life Transition, or Media coaching, reach out to me at james@thejamesoconnoragency.com I can help you! "Dream on Dreamers"! Follow James on: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com facebook twitter instagram Visit the store and check out the Gratitude album here!
April 20, 2018
Following Stephen Hawking's death a couple of weeks ago - Susan released a remixed, remastered version of her song, Stephen Hawking Wants You To, with a brand new lead vocal and a lyric video. Lyrics have been a past Top 10 Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) Songwriting Contest. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48fn_jeyE5M Susan’s first experience of making a lyric video and she absolutely loved it. Stephen Hawking Wants You To is a prelude to an album to be released later in the year. This is the first single from the album. Susan has won the Lyrics Category UK Songwriting Contest twice - in 2012 and 2013 - and was a finalist in 2014, 2015, 2016. Has gained finalist and semi-finalist positions in many other songwriting contests in recent years including The Great American Song Contest, The Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) Songwriting Contest, the International Songwriting Contest (ISC) and The Songs Alive Songwriting Contest here in Sydney. Susan’s song, I Can’t Unlove You, was a semi-finalist in this year’s ISC Songwriting Contest Lyrics Category and a finalist in the Ballad Category of the latest UK Songwriting Contest. Dharmic Evolution audience is also getting a special sneak peek of I Can't Unlove You - Susan’s duet with Ritchie Neville from the UK boy band group Five - which will also be on the forthcoming album. Susan is an award-winning sculptor and painter who has been commissioned to create bronze portraits of famous Australians such as painter Nora Heysen who was the first woman to win Sydney’s infamous Archibald Prize. You can find her artwork on her website and she will offer a 10% discount to anyone who quotes the dHarmic Evolution name, says “James O` Connor is amazing” lol or claims they have watched this podcast. She will also offer the same discount to anyone who signs up to her new one-on-one lyric-coaching courses, conducted over Skype. In recent years, Susan has been a lyric teacher in the Creative Arts faculty of C3 Christian College in Oxford Falls Sydney and Artist-in-residence at the John Berne High School in Lewisham Sydney. She lives in the beautiful harbor city where she raised her son, Jack, who is now 18 and taking a gap year before embarking on a full-time university degree in 2019. She has about a billion nieces and nephews and loves each one of them dearly. On this episode: “Stephen Hawking’s whole life encompassed massive idea’s, and my massive idea in this song that involved him was talking about how science, love, and Art can all be combined into one thing.” “Stewart Epps Mixed the song and took it to that Beautiful Level” “I like my love songs to have another dimension to them” Susan songs featured: - Stephen Hawking Wants You To - I Can't Unlove You (Duet) - My Heart Beats Like A Bird's Wing - Amen Amen Website: www.susanmuranty.com   Facebook: susan.muranty   Facebook Page susanmurantyartist   Instagram: @susanmuranty   Twitter: @susanmuranty   SoundCloud: susanmuranty Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
April 13, 2018
I remember when I started the dHarmic Evolution, I started all wrong, that's how I do almost everything, I just do it! Not advisable, you make too many mistakes that way, the good news is you "get it out there" I started by interviewing everybody and anybody, you should start with a very tight niche, then expand later. I did the opposite, I live in opposite day almost every day. What was intriguing to me, was the fact that my audience eventually told me what the show was supposed to be about, I was feeling grateful. So it is with Gratitude, what is it? why an album title? what does it do for you, me, anyone? Let's rewind for a moment, I put out an album in 2014 titled "Geography of the Soul" immediately after releasing that project I had started writing the next record that was ultimately going to be called Gratitude, I can't remember exactly why but most of it came together very quickly, I was about 70% finished writing the record when I did a complete stop! It felt too self-serving, I was not feeling grateful enough! Two years and 161 shows later and now in 71 countries, we are still finding new audiences to put our fabulous roster of Indie artists in front of to learn about their music. You should really check them out, every single one is on the dHarmic Evolution website and you can check out their blog, their show, their songs and show notes all on the site www.dharmicevolution.com  now I was really feeling grateful. While the Gratitude album was on hold, and during the inception of "Mercy" and the Agency (JOCA) I had one of my vetting and songwriting sessions with Christine and asked the Lord if I could finish the "Gratitude" album (I don't like anything left incomplete) he said through Christine (she hears his voice very clearly) "no, not this year, you won't have time, you can, however, put out a few singles". Ok, that was good enough for me. I was grateful. Then as if the ball was dropping in Times Square on New Year's Eve, I get a call out of the blue last fall, it was Christine, "James the Lord gave me your album cover this morning" I said of course "What!! &*%$@0>??" She then described in perfect detail what he wanted to on the cover of the "Gratitude" album, "he wants your hands holding the dove" a few more trips back to Nashville to record, mix, and master, and behold "Gratitude" was born and released on January 15th, 2018. I am really, really, Grateful!!  You can download a copy here today!    https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/jameskevinoconnor7 follow James on Websites: www.jameskevinoconnor.com www.thejamesoconnoragency.com www.dharmicevolution.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jameskevinoconnor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jameskevinoconn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jameskevinoconn/?hl=sr YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGqbuLm9jzWZcmLBYQsQyzw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E3HZvANMtM
April 6, 2018
So glad to have you all back on the dHarmic Evolution podcast with your host, James Kevin O’Connor. We are in sunny LA California today with charismatic and enchanting Cynthia Brando. She embraces all things spiritual, her aura is enriching and enlightening, in addition to being an essay writer, she has a book coming out, a new album, and is the author and creator of Music Emerging, an organization so selflessly dedicated to the aspirations of other artists, creators, and musicians. Plug in your podcast and let's spend some quality time with Cynthia Brando!  On this episode: - Performing as a solo, duo, and the love of street performing - “In the Here and the Now” - Influences, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Amy Winehouse - Creator and Author of “Music Emerging” and Affirmations for the working Musician - The new album coming in June “The Treehouse sessions”   Cynthia songs featured: -Across The Water -Butterfly -In the Here and the Now -Sparkle Website: https://www.cynthiabrando.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cynthiabrandomusicusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiabrando/music Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBrandoMusic YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiabrando   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 23, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Aruba with the amazing Esha! Esha is a bit modern pop, a bit world, and a whole lot of awesome! Her amazing voice carries catchy lyrics and melodies that sit on top of gotta-dance beats. Add to that the inspiring messages of her songs, and you’ve got something special! Hear about Esha’s journey through her personal challenges, hating the piano, and major festivals, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution! On this episode: -Esha hated the piano. Now she loves it! -From Aruba to Nashville… -Meeting legendary recording artist Seal! -Some of the challenges Esha faced along the way to success. Esha songs featured: -I Don’t Need You -Mistakes -Dangerous -Yesterday -I’m Not Loving You Website: http://www.eshaofficial.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eshamusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eshamusic   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/eshamusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 16, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Atlanta, Georgia with duo The Ormewoods!   The Ormewoods are an Indie Folk duo with smooth Americana flair. Harmonious vocals, memorable hooks, and great production bring their songs to life- blending different genres seamlessly. The Ormewoods share stories of love, roots, progress, and of course, music, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Everyone loves a good origin story and The Ormewoods have one! -Making records in a bedroom studio! -A look into Atlanta Intown Songwriters! -The gift of making music for yourself.   The Ormewood songs featured: -Melt Again -Nowhere To Go -Take Cover -Hey Babe   Website: www.theormewoods.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theormewoods   Twitter: https://twitter.com/theormewoods   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ormewoods   SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-460240378   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGsyf3xzTHCweDbfcJs8RIA   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/theormewoods   iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-bedroom-sessions/id1159399882     Don’t forget!   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on all our social media platforms Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 9, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in California with Faith Ziegler!   You want a modern take on pop? Here it is in the form of Faith Ziegler, with big bouncy synths accompanied by modern production and her passionate vocals. This girl’s got an edge that can cut through a brick wall!   Faith’s laser focus is bringing her on an amazing journey, and you can hear all about it on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Disney and Music -How losing everything lead to something better. -What Faith does when she’s not Disneying or making music! -Some of Faith’s inspirations!   Faith Ziegler songs featured: -Boomerang -Do What I Do -Magic     Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faithzieglermusic   Twitter: https://twitter.com/faithzmusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faithtrustpixiedust13/    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FaithZieglerMusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on all our social media platforms Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
November 2, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Nashville with the amazing Ray Williams!   Pick a genre. Ray Williams can probably sing in it. This versatile young woman has done Country, Motown, Soul, and plenty more. Her voice soars in every style, and she’s got the tunes to match, with catchy melodies and memorable hooks.   Hear all about what it takes to be a “musical chameleon” from Rachel “Ray” Williams on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Are musical chameleons made or born? -The merits of exploring various musical genres! -Moving from country to Motown! -A look into Ray’s unique style!   Ray Williams songs featured: -All This Love -I’m Only Here Cuz I’m Lonely -Once -Sing Me Home   Website: http://www.rachelwilliamsonline.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/rachelwilliamsonline   Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamraywilliams   Instagram: www.instagram.com/rayray_dubbz   YouTube: www.youtube.com/raywilliamsmusic   Bandcamp: www.rachelwilliams.bandcamp.com   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/rachelwilliams     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on DharmicEvolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.TheJamesOConnorAgency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 26, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Kalamazoo, Michigan, hanging out with Willamena's very own, Lucas Ross!   Lucas is the vocalist for the Michigan band Willamena, a band whose songs have a pop rock, modern edge and are accompanied by strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics.    Lucas Ross tells us about life in Willamena, from their origins to the deep meanings behind their tunes, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Just a couple of friends from high school getting together making tunes… -The value of a good rewrite. -Why we need a little more love and positivity in the world! -Life in the studio with Willamena!   Willamena songs featured: -Close Your Eyes -The Other Side of Loneliness -Falling Through The Sky -Way Back When   Website: http://www.willamena.net   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/willamenaband   Twitter: https://twitter.com/Willamenaband   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkOABIT4xfgtDtO37oWB3kw?view_as=subscriber   Bandcamp: https://willamena.bandcamp.com/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 19, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re hanging with an Australian in Canada - Joanne Janzen!   Whether it’s upbeat songs like “Everybody Knows Better,” or the ballad, “I Got You,” Joanne Janzen sports powerful, soaring vocals that command your attention. Her infectious personality and insight are engaging and make you want to listen to more!   Check out what got Joanne where she is today on today’s episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How a tour led an Australian to live in Canada! -The benefit of playing with other talented musicians! -The amazing story of Up With The People, and how it led Joanne to music! -The art of being “authentically you”   Joanne Janzen songs featured: -Everybody knows better -I Got You -We’re Ready -You Take Me Home   Website: http://www.joannejanzen.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joanne.janzen.music   Twitter: https://twitter.com/jojanzen   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanne.janzen.music/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
October 6, 2017
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re visiting Portland, Oregon and hanging out with Laryssa Birdseye!   Laryssa isn’t just a “folk singer that accidentally writes pop music”, she’s also an honest soul with legitimate talent. Her vocals demand your attention as they perfectly play against well produced folk-pop tracks. Add that to great and relatable lyrics and you get something special!   Hear all about Laryssa’s journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -From poetry to music… -A look into the inspiration for “Done For!”  -How the Oregon scene compares to New York and Los Angeles! -The “Bad Relationship = Good music” Phenomenon!   Lars Birdseye songs featured: -Done For -Haunt -Impact -Let Me Down   Website: http://www.laryssabirdseye.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laryssabirdseyemusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/labirdseye?lang=en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laryssabirdseye/ Bandcamp: https://laryssabirdseye.bandcamp.com/album/so-what   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes and Soundcloud Please sign up on http://www.dharmicevolution.com/guest-invite/ for artist opportunities. Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media. Also, check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
September 21, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re in Florida hanging out with Diamond Dixie!   Diamond Dixie is a country duo, consisting of sisters Gabriela and Bianca DeLuc. They’re not afraid to explore new avenues to creating their songs. They take turns writing, as well as recruiting other musicians to write with too! Their country sound is clean and fresh, with melodies and lyrics that will have you singing along for days!   Check out Diamond Dixie’s music and hear all about their journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How Diamond Dixie got their name and grew their brand! -How collaborating with a pop rock artist gave the track “Take Two” its sound! -Diamond Dixie enjoys a musical challenge on stage. -The crazy story of a live show at a fish camp…   Diamond Dixie songs featured: -Take Two -Live And Let Go -Reckless -Diamonds In This Town   Website: http://diamonddixie.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/diamonddixiellc   Twitter: www.twitter.com/diamonddixiellc   Instagram: www.instagram.com/diamonddixiellc   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchDiamondDixe/videos   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
September 7, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we visit with Texas’ own, Amy Goloby!   Amy’s got that silky smooth acoustic guitar, warm vocals, and melodies that won’t quit. Her folky, faith filled Americana tunes are ones you won’t soon forget! She tells us how she got from three chords to here, including some lovely stories along the way.   Check out Amy’s rockin’ tunes and hear all about her journey on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -From three chords to hundreds of songs! -How Amy found herself facing her stage fright! -Amy’s Nashville connection! -How Amy approaches her projects.   Amy Goloby songs featured: -Love Back To You -Petty Stuff -The Weight -Wait My Dear -Wild   Website: http://amygoloby.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/amygoloby   Facebook: www.facebook.com/amygoloby   Instagram: www.instagram.com/amygoloby   Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/amygoloby   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/amygoloby   YouTube: www.youtube.com/amygoloby     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
August 31, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re with London based artist Sofia B!   Sofia, who joins us from New York today, shows impressive determination, and it’s paying off. Her tunes come from a real place with real instruments, and the result is… well, real good! Sofia B has been supported among many LGBT platforms, and it’s clear why: her positivity and focus is something to behold.   Hear about Sofia’s bluesy, country tinged, harmonious music, as well as her amazing story on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Treating yourself well during the writing process. -A horrible breakup = A wonderful song! -The amazing production process and the process of production! -A peek at London’s incredible live music scene   Sofia B songs featured: -Ice Cold Love -Silver Linings -Soldiers -Let It Go   Website: http://www.sofiabmusic.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/officialsofiab   Facebook: www.facebook.com/sofiamusicpage   Instagram: www.instagram.com/officialsofiab     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
August 10, 2017
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re catching up with Chase Walker!   The Chase Walker Band has been touring, so we’re fortunate to snag Chase long enough to catch up! The influences here are palpable; blues, rock, R&B; and they’re tied up into a deliciously produced package to give us songs like “Red House” and “Done Loving.”   Chase teaches us what it takes to sit down and craft your own sound. And you can hear Chase’s own sound, right here on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -An update on The Chase Walker Band tour! -Keeping it simple and traditional with the rig! -A sweet tribute to the late Gregg Allman. -What it takes to take your point of view, and make it heard in music!   Chase Walker songs featured: -Done Loving -Red House -The Allman Brothers Band - Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (tribute cover) -New State Of Mind   Website: https://www.chasewalkerband.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/chaserwalker   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/chasewalkerband   Instagram: http://instagram.com/chasewalkerband   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/chasewalkerbandofficial   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Fn9PiWweDIc6xdz5LXkqB   Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Quite-Legal-Explicit-Chase-Walker/dp/B01DUA0HD6 http://199.116.164.51/chase-walker-band     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
August 3, 2017
  Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging with the one, the only, Ayla Brown!   Ayla is a multi-talented woman, with interests spanning from music to basketball! Ayla’s songs are upbeat, honest-style country songs. Her vivid lyrics give her songs wings, and her musical abilities make them soar to amazing heights. And that’s not all there is to Ayla - she’s also got her own business, has gone overseas to perform for the troops, and much much more!   Hear the music of Ayla Brown, the woman of 1000 interests, right here on dHarmic Evolution!    On this episode: -Ayla’s musical roots, and a detour on the court! -How Ayla went from Record Label to Recording Artist! -Ayla touring for the troops! -How honest, raw emotions become honest, raw songs.   Ayla Brown songs featured: -Let Love In -Mr. Right -Matches and Gasoline -Take Your Name   Website Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
July 13, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re in England chatting with the legendary Stuart Epps!   Stuart Epps has worked with major acts like Elton John, Oasis, Led Zeppelin, Oasis, and many more, and he’s here to share tunes from some of his projects (including one he mixed the night before this interview!)   Stuart is a true legend among legends. His attention to detail and passion for his craft can be attributed to his humble beginnings, and his knowledge and stories must be heard - which guess what, they can be, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -“Everyone’s got to start somewhere!” Stuart’s humble beginnings. -Why the guitar will never die! -The magic of sharing music on the internet. -An amazing story about recording Elton John you have to hear to believe!   Stuart Epps songs featured: -Erin Bloomer - Right Love Wrong Time -Ant Campo - Automoania -Juliet Epps - Bring It On Home -Paul Rogers - Alibi   Website: http://www.stuartepps.co.uk/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
June 29, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging up north in New Brunswick, with Robbie Tucker!   Robbie Tucker hails all the way from Canada and with him he’s bringing catchy tunes with hooks and melodies that you’ll be humming for days. Robbie is dedicated to the improving of his craft, as he explores with us in our interview.    Robbie is a dedicated person with great insight on the song crafting process. He opens up about his medical condition, as well as his wicked good songwriting condition, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How Dad’s guitar led to a love of music! -The value of stepping back and looking at your work from another perspective. -When to put the pen down and let the work speak for itself! -The art of making a cool music video!   Robbie Tucker songs featured: -I Dig That Feeling -I Dream Of Magic -No Colours Are The Same -Such Good Friends   Website: http://www.robbietucker.com   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/44MJib1sIiMbMz1oeV2Ppd   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robbietuckermusic/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robbietuckermusic/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
June 22, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re joined by Georgia’s Alex Cabrera!   Alex Cabrera is a multi-instrumentalist with skills in guitar, vocals, and piano, with the band Bridge To Grace. There are driving beats, thick guitars, and rich harmonies abound in tracks like “’Til The World Ends.” Their high energy performances have garnered attention since 2012, and their hard rock roots show in every track.   Hear the great stories of Alex Cabrera his life in Bridge To Grace on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -The story of how Bridge To Grace came to be! -Working with the amazing Rick Beato! -The re-genesis of rock in the south! -How a song goes from being a note on a phone to a track in the studio!   Alex Cabrera songs featured: -’Til The World Ends -City Of Angels -Weapon -Everything   Website: http://bridgetogracemusic.com   Twitter: twitter.com/bridge2grace   Facebook: facebook.com/bridgetograce   Instagram: instagram.com/bridgetograce     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
June 9, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out in Romania with Royal Unknown Artist, also known as R.U.A!   R.U.A. is an independent singer and songwriter out of Romania, but her music and message are accessible worldwide! Her catchy dance beats match her energetic vocals and big choruses, and they’ll make you wanna move.   Hear R.U.A.’s amazing heartfelt mission and bombastic beats on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -“A place called home…” -The meaning behind the name “Royal Unknown Artist” -The importance of staying connected with fans! -A peek into R.U.A.’s legal background!   R.U.A. songs featured: -I Am In Love -Love Is All -Studio Track -Money Man   Website: http://www.royalunknownartist.com/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/rua_royal   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalunknownartist/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rua_royal_unknown_artist/   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/rua_royal_unknown_artist       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
June 1, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with New Jersey’s April Kelly!   April brings her upbeat attitude with stories and songs like “I’m Coming Home!” Catchy tunes that’ll make you groove, meaningful lyrics that’ll make you move… April is all about taking it all in and giving it all back, whether it be in her community, or in the studio!   Check out April’s high energy music and high energy interview on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -April Kelly finds happiness in giving back to her community. -Why April focuses on singing more than playing instruments. -The importance of sitting and listening! -What’s on the horizon for April Kelly!   April Kelly songs featured: -I’m Coming Home -Look Out -Play in the Sun -So Unforgettable   Website: http://www.aprilkellymusic.com   Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprilkellymusic   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/april.kelly.906 https://www.facebook.com/aprilkellymusic/ https://www.facebook.com/Band-of-Gold-Music-120283458539/   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprilkellymusic/?hl=en       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
May 25, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s show we’re hanging out with Houston’s own, the one and only, Justin Gambino!   Justin is a veteran of the United States Navy, but he couldn’t stay away from the music, baby! He’s come a long way from two chords, and is a full fledged singer/songwriter with a wonderful voice, passionate lyrics, and moving and sweetly toned acoustic guitars.   Hear stories of Justin’s music and military service on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Justin’s military experience and the start of his music career. -Caves and waves! -The rush of house concerts! -We hear about the passion behind Justin’s vocals.   Justin Gambino songs featured: -For You My Heart -If I Seek & Find -Where I Belong -Your Hands & Feet    Website: http://www.justingambino.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/JGambinoSS, www.snapchat.com/add/justin_gambino   Facebook: www.facebook.com/JustinGambinoSS, www.instagram.com/justingambinomusic   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8XUZMIs7b-Ko8f8WQn12zw       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
May 19, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. We’re back in Canada today with the talented Shay Esposito!   Shay Esposito started her musical journey at age 2, released her first album at age 16, and is about to release her sophomore album at 19! Her beat driven music, honest lyrics, and powerful vocals result in songs you aren’t soon to forget. When Shay isn’t making music, she’s giving talks about mental health, and writing novels.   Hear Shay’s earworm tunes, the story of her journey, and her mental health advocacy, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -A look into Shay’s work in raising mental health awareness. -Shay’s metal roots! -Shay’s songwriting process, and a look at her career to date! -A look into Shay’s work with mental health advocacy.   Shay Esposito songs featured: -How Does It Feel -Sunday -Let Me Down -Too Young   Website: http://www.shayesposito.com   Twitter: www.twitter.com/shay_esposito   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shayesposito.music   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shay_espo/       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
May 14, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Let’s go to Missouri, USA, to hang out with Kimberly Faith!   Kimberly Faith’s journey is one to behold. It’s taken her from teepees to practicing law to writing books and, of course, all the way to creating music! Her powerful candid stories are matched by her powerful singing and songwriting; a little rock n roll, a little country and a little honesty: all the makings of killer tracks!   Check out the wild story of Kimberly Faith on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -The hippie years! -The lawyer years! -The moving story behind the track “Love Begins.” -The early years and inspiration behind Kimberly’s musical journey!   Kimberly Faith songs featured: -Best Friend -Love Begins -Walk On -Whom Have   Website: www.gofaithstrong.com www.kflowe.com   ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/kimberlyfaith   Facebook: www.facebook.com/gofaithstrong www.facebook.com/kimberlyfaithmusic www.facebook.com/KimberlyFLoweAttorneyAtLaw   Instagram: www.instagram.com/GoFaithstrong   Twitter: www.twitter.com/GoFaithstrong   LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/kimberlylowe   Spotify: www.spotify.com/KimberlyFaith       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
May 3, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we’re back in Australia with Lisa Crouch!   Lisa Crouch is a born performer; she’s not only an amazing singer and songwriter, she’s also a comedian! But no joke, her music’s the real deal… her honest and powerful voice is accompanied by intense and dramatic arrangements, and the melodies and messages won’t be ones you soon forget.   Hear all about Lisa’s beginnings, her inspirations, and of course her music, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -How humble beginnings led to the powerful music of Lisa Crouch! -A look into Lisa’s experience at the Newcastle Conservatorium! -The honest and moving story behind the track “Do It While You Can.” -Performing on cruises and the fun things that happen when you do!   Lisa Crouch songs featured: -Just a Call Away -Do It While You Can -Paint It Black -Celebrate My Love   Website: http://www.lisacrouch.com.au   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/lisacrouch   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisacrouchdiva   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lisacrouchdiva       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!    
April 30, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are checking out the multi-talented Kim Krenik!   Kim Krenik has taken her music across the world, all the way from rickety bridges in Thailand to Mickey Mouse’s doorstep! Kim’s natural flare for indie-pop has a sing-along quality that leaves harmonies ringing in your ears for days. Her inspiring journey teaches us how to be brave and believe in ourself to accomplish our dreams.    Check out Kim’s music and the journey it took her on during this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Slaying scorpions in Thailand! -Why it’s important to find the right producer for your work! -How facing her fears inspired Kim to write ‘Invincible!’ -A peek into Kim’s many creative endeavors!   Kim Krenik songs featured: -Fire Lily -Invincible -Warrior Pose -King of Deception   Website: http://www.kimkrenik.com https://www.lastaugust.com/   ReverbNation: https://www.reverbnation.com/kimkrenik   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimkrenikmusic/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimkrenik   Books: https://www.kimkrenikbooks.com/   SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kim-krenik   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kimkrenik       Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!      
April 19, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we are hanging out with Radio Drive’s Kevin Gullickson!   Kevin Gullickson, and his Alt-Pop Rock band Radio Drive, have been heard on radio stations all around the world - and on today’s episode, we hear the story of how it all came together! Kevin has a flare for using melody to connect with his audience, resulting in an authentic alternative indie-pop sound.   Hear about all the places Kevin’s been, including the days of his band, and working with legendary producers on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Working with a legendary producer Stuart Epps! -The many hats of the independent artist. -The powerful message of the song “Humanity.” -The importance of protecting yourself in the music business!   Kevin Gullickson songs featured: -Footsteps -Humanity -A Taste of Heaven     Website: http://www.radio-drive.com   ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/radiodrive   Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/radiodrive   Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/radiodrivemusic     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
April 16, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On this episode of dHarmic Evolution, we’re hanging with Idaho native Naomi Pslam!   Naomi Psalm has a contemporary indie-pop sound, and she’s keeping her pick hand’s fingers dipped into many genres, to tell us her story! Her beautiful voice and catchy melodies are sure to grab your attention and get you moving!   Hear about Naomi’s journey from a bright eyed teenager to a studio pro, on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -Starting an indie-pop career at age 19! -Gigging in Idaho! -Naomi lays down the story of her appearance on a hip-hop record! -The importance of volunteer work.   Naomi Psalm songs featured: -Already Hit Send -Losin’ It -Now You See Me -Shelf Life   ReverbNation Facebook Twitter Instagram   Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
April 12, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. Today we head back to Manhattan, New York, to hang out with Toronto native and accomplished songwriter Clara Lofaro! Clara is all about giving it everything she’s got, while being everything she truly is! An accomplished artist with credits as far as the eye can see, Clara brings us total honesty, an embracing of her art, and a celebration of her craft. Her modern sound, coupled with her soulful vocals, make for an intense musical experience that shouldn’t be missed. Hear Clara’s story (and maybe even a live performance?) on this episode of dHarmic Evolution!   On this episode: -Putting your ego behind you and focusing on the music! -Where the spirit of music comes from. -The value of embracing a producer’s influence! -The making of the music video for the song “Push!”   Clara Lofaro songs featured: -Meant To Be -Other Side -Push -I Wanted It All (Redux)   Website: http://www.claralofaro.com   Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClaraLofaroMusic   YouTube: www.youtube.com/ClaraLofaroMusic   Instagram: www.instagram.com/ClaraLofaro     Don’t forget!   Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes    Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities   Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media,   Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!
April 9, 2017
Welcome back to dHarmic Evolution podcast with me, James Kevin O’Connor, singer/songwriter, audio/video artist, and master storyteller. On today’s episode we are hanging out with the amazing Yuval Ron!   Yuval is a man of many talents, and making music is only the beginning of the list of this man’s skills. Yuval got his start composing movie scores, but has since focused spreading his message of peace and harmony to the whole world. His music is as wildly accessible as the message behind it, and he’s doing everything he can to get the word out.   You can’t miss Yuval’s message on this inspiring episode of dHarmic Evolution!     On this episode: -How the Yuval Ron Ensemble spreads the word of harmony through music. -The inspiring story behind the song, “Erev!” -A quick lesson in a few world instruments, including the saz! -An important and inspiring message about peace.   Yuval Ron songs featured: -Erev -Ya Rab   Website: http://yuvalronmusic.com/   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Yuval.Ron.Ensemble   Twitter: https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=YuvalRon   Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/109781894303942466832/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/yuvalronmusic   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yuvalronmusic/     Don’t forget! Subscribe to dHarmic Evolution on iTunes  Please sign up on dharmicevolution.com for artist opportunities Follow dHarmic Evolution on social media, Also check out www.thejamesoconnoragency.com and find out how we can broadcast your global career!  
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