Friday, November 26

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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 32):  Rob Morrison of THE BOOKLIGHTS
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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 32): Rob Morrison of THE BOOKLIGHTS

https://open.spotify.com/episode/18EbxFOG9Oa0jnAkWRyBVE?si=de77e9ec59094ce3 Editor's Note:  Rob Morrison of New York based folk/Americana band The Booklights recently appeared on the Madness To Creation Podcast.  We get into how I compared them to The Band and Fleetwood Mac, along with their songs and the stories behind the songs on their latest record "Into A Ball."  It was a meaningful and deep discussion about mental health, music, the creative process and how The Booklights reunited after all these years.  Fans can check out the music video for "My Woman, The Almanac" via YouTube and also check out The Booklights on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Check out this episode featuring Rob Morrison of The Booklights via SoundCloud below: https://soundcloud.c...
(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31):  A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY
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(Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 31): A Mental Health Conversation with Peej of PUNK ROCK FACTORY

Editor's Note:  Peej of amazing UK punk rock band Punk Rock Factory sat down with Madness To Creation Podcast to discuss their amazing cover record "Masters of the Uniwurst", which features cover songs of all of your favorite cartoons growing up.  This record is for millenials and the Generation X crowd who grew up with various cartoons such as Thundercats, Masters of the Universe, Alvin & The Chipmunks, Captain Planet and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  They are an absolutely fun band to get down to, and it's also for the Generation Z kids as they cover Pokemon, Powerpuff Girls and Goof Troop.  They are talking about covering WWE entrance music songs along with a host of other covers, including video games and hit sitcoms.  We get into a discussion on mental health as well and Peej...
(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review
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(Mental Health Conversations): Michael Murphy of WRITTEN BY WOLVES + “The Collab Project” EP Review

Editor's Note:  This past Friday, New Zealand's own Written By Wolves released their latest record entitled "The Collab Project."  "The Collab Project" is an ambitious project featuring Trenton Woodley of Hands Like Houses, Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., Sydney Rae White of The Wild Things, Kellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens.  Michael Murphy of Written By Wolves sits down with Madness To Creation to talk mental health, "The Collab Project" and some of his favorite moments in his career.  Fans can find Written By Wolves on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their official website. Madness To Creation:  You have released the single for "Better Luck Next Time." Take us into the single and the writing process of the song. Michael Murphy:  This track has been one of our favourites since the moment...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  MARTINA ARMOUR + “What It Feels Like” EP Review
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(Mental Health Breakthroughs): MARTINA ARMOUR + “What It Feels Like” EP Review

Editor's Note:  When legendary drummer Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac gives you his seal of approval on your rendition of their song "Storms", you're a special artist.  This is exactly Martina Armour. This Los Angeles folk/pop singer-songwriter with Swedish roots reached out to us for a premiere.  Sadly, the editor wasn't able to deliver as he was going through some mental health struggles, but thankfully he's back in the saddle, and ready to deliver some content once again!  While our slogan is #YouFreakingMatter, I need to take that to heart as well.  Sometimes, we feel sad and inadequate, and not worthy of anything.  I regrouped, feel completely refreshed and here I have an exclusive interview with this incredible artist named Martina Armour and "What It Feels Like" EP Review for you f...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  AUTUMN STAY
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(Mental Health Breakthroughs): AUTUMN STAY

Contributor's Note:  Austin, Texas gothic/electronica metal band AUTUMN STAY recently released their music video for "Closer To The Edge."  The song takes on a lot of meaning with layers to peel away for the listener, and it saw an exclusive premiere for the video via Side Line Magazine. Lyrically, the song dives into the dark side of being an artist and how often artists push themselves to the very brink of insanity. This song has everything from heavy hitting guitars to head bopping synth, to vocal harmonies that make you feel like you’re listening to a Sunday church choir!  Autumn Stay has shared the stage with the likes of Drowning Pool, Saliva, Straight Line Stitch and Oh, Sleeper.  In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, Autumn Stay talks about mental health, the...
(Mental Health Breakthroughs):  CLIFF and IVY
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(Mental Health Breakthroughs): CLIFF and IVY

Contributor's Note:  Alaska's premiere dark punk/death rock duo, CLIFF AND IVY have recently unleashed their new four song EP, Bring Us The Night.  Available on limited edition 7" vinyl and digital formats. CLIFF AND IVY's music is influenced by magic. Their psychedelic style lyrics are derived from synesthesia.  The mission of Bring Us The Night is to make fast dark punk songs with weird supernatural themes. "To hit 'em hard and leave 'em wanting more. Calling all to embrace the dark; to rise, slay, and rise again." For fans of goth, death rock and dark punk In this mental health conversation with Madness To Creation, the Alaskan dark punk/death rock duo Cliff and Ivy discuss mental health, the music from "Bring Us The Night" and their influences.  Fans can find Cliff and Ivy on ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN
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(Mental Health Conversations): JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN

Contributor's Note:  Transatlantic post-punk duo JOHNATHAN/CHRISTIAN are pleased to announce the release of their newest EP, Together We’re Alone. Available on all digital platforms globally NOW! “Unlike previous releases, the lyrics and inspirations on this one is a bit of a paradox” says singer/co-writer, Christian Granquist. “Some of our "usual" vocal topics like loneliness, isolation and of course,  death have become so much more relevant during the pandemic. And for the exact same reason they appear less relevant, as they become less metaphorical. " Together We're Alone features appearances by MACHINERY OF DESIRE's Adrian  Auchrome, Italian singer Elisa Mammoliti and  the brute force of 45 GRAVE drummer Tom Coyne (“My Dying Words.")This new EP brings their sound full circle and ...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29:  Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 29: Derek Zanetti of THE HOMELESS GOSPEL CHOIR

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5SXcKnjkyicJ9QKCzCUn93?si=1a86475815c1426e Editor's Note:  In the challenging and uncertain times that stems from income inequality, gender inequality, racial and sexual orientation inequality, there is a voice that screams from the rooftops about these issues along with unjustified wars and the like.  It's an anarchist voice, that voice is Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  This was a unique podcast format.  It was unique in the sense that I decided to invite my good friend Nate Gustafson(they/them) to the podcast as they's a diehard fan of The Homeless Gospel Choir.  We went through a plethora of things about mental health, PTSD, moving from Pittsburgh to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and poured through the live album entitled "This Is A Protest So...
(Mental Health Conversations):  Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 28:  WILL VAN DYKE
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(Mental Health Conversations): Madness To Creation Podcast Season 2 Ep. 28: WILL VAN DYKE

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tYBsS4upYVFmV0WYrwX2W?si=3b94eb97678b4251 Editor's Note:  Broadway actor/director and singer/songwriter WILL VAN DYKE(no relation to Dick Van Dyke) joins the Madness To Creation Podcast where #YouFreakingMatter.  In this episode, we discuss a ton about mental health and I also got to pick his brain about being a Broadway director and as someone who directs plays, also picking his brain on how he goes about casting for a play or Broadway production.  Will talks about how his husband keeps him sane and also talks about his EP entitled "The Mayor", which features story telling with major influence from Elton John.  The single "Wasting Time" also features Tamika Lawrence.  Will Van Dyke and Tamika Lawrence share a kindred spirit and a close friendship as th...