Jun 15th, 2020
This is the audio version of the blogpost you can find at AllThingsVocal.com.
Today I interview Mark Elliott… singer, songwriter, performer, musician, audio engineer, studio producer, novelist, poet, outdoorsman, and airplane pilot. I'm sure there's more:) Listen for inspiration to go forward, from someone who has a big to-do list and knows how to use it!
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Some quotes from the interview:
Discipline is connected to inspirationProtecting forward momentum energizes the next thingThe legs of your forward momentum are upon content
Some of our discussion trails:
- Integrating multiple creative and technical sides of oneself.
- How you can start out in classical voice and end up in bluegrass - loving them both!
- The value of both nature and nurture, parents and environment, to Mark's journey.
- Brick walls and turning points
- The difference between writing songs and writing novels.
- Mark recites his latest poem ‘Where Did You Go’
- Thinking outside the box for the promotional video series to launch his single 'Craziest Thing'. We play a snippet!
- Mark's experience with a vocal polyp.
- Guitar strings and microphones... including how he cleans his mics.
- Mark's future gazing; encouragement for others to move forward, too.
About Mark Elliot:
To quote Devon O'Day;
As a singer-songwriter, Mark Elliott is a ‘lifer.’ He lives and breathes the poetry of existence.
He tours live with his band, Runaway Home, and has a new solo EP due out summer 2020, with the first single called "Craziest Thing". Mark writes books, blogs, and essays. Kirkus Reviews said of Mark’s first full-length book, The Sons of Starmount: Memoir of a Ten-Year-Old Boy, “Cheerful, more thoughtful than most reminiscences, and quite enjoyable.” Mark is a regular contributor to Songbones Magazine.