I’ll-Take-The-Artists-Way-Bob Davis Podcast 1029

I’ll Take The Artists Way

Above all I’ll take The Artists Way. Therefore I’ll-Take-The-Artists-Way-Bob Davis Podcast 1029 is about how creative businesses may not respond to the usual business advice.

Wearing Two Hats

Firstly I have come to the conclusion wearing two hats isn’t always a good idea.

For example I’m a Podcaster, Blogger, Writer and a sales guy.

At Odds With Myself

On the contrary trying to be a creator and sales guy might be at odds for a creative business.

Personal Inventory

Consequently during this season of personal inventory and review I’ll Take The Artists Way.

Certainly I’ll continue to serve current and future sponsors.

Shifting Focus To Bliss

But I am shifting my focus.

No More Limiting Creativity

To clarify I have decided to cut loose certain approaches that have limited my creativity.

The Need To Explain

Even more, practices that have made me feel the need to explain away my creativity.

Or Apologize

Or even apologize for it.

No more.

Principles Of A Creative Business

That is to say I am rededicating myself to the principles of a creative business.

Overnight Success

For example we creators might work blissfully for a long time and no one notices. It isn’t for everyone, but if you’re a creative, it’s the life.

After Years Of Work

Subsequently something goes viral or you build up over time and suddenly you’re an ‘overnight’ success.

Creative Upside Can Be Huge

In other words the potential of a creative business is unlike the potential of any other kind of ‘predictable’ business.

Best Practices? No Thanks

Most importantly we can’t rely on ‘best practices’ and screaming motivational coaches.

What’s A Spread Sheet?

Moreover we don’t respond to spread sheets and restrictions because we just don’t care.

Creators Can Cash In

In addition the truth is a creative business may have more upside potential than a bunch of apartment buildings and tire shops.

You never know.

Unlock The Potential

And the only way to unlock that potential is to concentrate on one’s own creative impulse.

Decision Time

In short I can observe and orient a thing to death while trying to wear two or three hats.

This is a time for decision.

Action Time

But most importantly it is a time for action.

In I’ll-Take-The-Artists-Way-Bob Davis Podcast 1029 I’ll explain what I am doing and why.

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Top40-Radio-Museum-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 881

Radio’s Unique Museum

I worked in radio for years. Radio is still my first love despite podcasting for ten years now. Most noteworthy in this podcast is a visit to a unique museum. Learn more in Top40-Radio-Museum-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 881.

Top 40’s Roots

Top Forty radio’s roots are in the mid south and deep south. Now there’s a shrine to top forty radio in Chattanooga Tennessee. Even more, there’s also a working radio station there visitors can tour.

Small and Medium Markets

Especially relevant to the roots of top forty radio in the south, are the many small and medium markets in this region that spawned some of America’s great radio talent.

When Radio Was The Only Game In Town

First of all in the 1950’s, 1960’s, and most of the 1970’s there was no Internet, no social media, no cable television and no way for a generation to communicate except for radio. I’ll explain in In Top40-Radio-Museum-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 881.

Building Companies and Lives

Second, operators and employees of these radio stations in growing small and medium markets across the country could build companies and lives on the profits.

All About The Music

Above all the music made top forty radio and radio itself a phenomenon.

A One Off Moment In History

The events and situations that made all of that possible will certainly never happen again.

A slice of Architectural History Too

Furthermore during that period of time some of the most successful AM top forty stations were housed near their transmitters. Many in neighborhoods and developments.

Most Are Already Gone

Low slung period brick buildings and mid century architecture and furnishings were the order of the day. Most of those old stations are gone.

This Place Remains And It’s Worth Seeing

In contrast WFLI AM and FM remain exactly as it was through the 1960’s and 70’s, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fun Fun Fun

Finally my friend and I took a tour and spent an afternoon remembering how much fun radio used to be. Thanks again to the National Top Forty Radio Hall of Fame and Museum.

In Top40-Radio-Museum-Roadtrip-Bob Davis Podcast 881 you’ll hear the story of the radio station and more.

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Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787

An old picture and a lunch sparked my thoughts for Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787. These days the word ‘authentic‘ is often used to describe people who seem real. How does ‘authenticity’ translate to creative work?

Do You Believe What You Say?

Especially relevant, my friend wondered if I “believed the things” I say “on the radio and in podcasts?“.

It’s Complicated

First of all yes. Second, it’s complicated. How can you be creative and ‘real’? Learn more in Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.

What’s ‘Being Authentic’?

What does ‘being authentic’ mean? Do a little research and you’ll find plenty of articles about ‘being authentic’. Most noteworthy is this list of attributes for authentic and inauthentic people.

Starts With Radio

As a result of all these lists of attributes for actually being authentic I realized my focus is about being authentic or real in my creative efforts.

Above all I am a radio guy. When I started in radio I couldn’t get enough of the ways and means and the lore of the business

Creative Freedom

Moroever in those days we were working in the ruins of faded AM stations. Therefore unlike radio today we had a lot of creative freedom.  Find out more in Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.

Consequently we learned our business by doing. Especially relevant we also learned by imitating. Above all I’d always tried to be real when I was on the radio. When I got better at radio as a craft I returned to the idea of actually being real and natural.

Being Real

After many jobs and now as a podcaster, one thing remained key for me. Being real. Check out Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787.

Podcasting Formats and the Cutting Room Floor

Therefore, as a result of experience and commitment, authenticity seems like it is easier. However there is always something left on the cutting room floor. Certainly even in podcasting.

Authentic Isn’t As Easy As It Looks

In conclusion Artistic Authenticity-Radio Stories-Bob Davis Podcast 787 is a bit of a tutorial for podcasters, radio people and performers. Being real isn’t as easy as it looks. 

Years Of Work

Consequently when we see a performance by a master we should remember it probably took years to create that authenticity within the medium

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