Episode15.jpgIn episode 15 of the Interviews and Music Business Podcast, David and Keith discuss Vulcan Fest 2010 in more detail. This episode also features the latest Red Flame announcements, and a book review of John Tesh’s Intelligence for Your Life.

Show Notes:

  • DISCUSSION: David and Keith discuss Vulcan Fest 2010 in more detail.
  • RED FLAME ANNOUNCEMENTS: David and Keith talk about the future of Red Flame.

Book Review:

David reviews John Tesh’s Intelligence for Your Life.

Today I’m reviewing a book titled Intelligence for Your Life by John Tesh. Now you might be wondering what this book has to do with music. I also thought the same thing when the book was first given to me. As it turns out, there’s more than meets the eye. And no, I’m not trying to make a Transformers reference.

I’m sure there are those out there who are familiar with John Tesh and his work. I have to admit, though, I really didn’t know anything about him until I read his book.

As it turns out, Tesh is someone who’s been playing music for a long time and has practically made a career out of it. He’s been involved in radio and television for a long time, and for 8 years he was even one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight.

After Tesh was married, there were some pretty big turning points in his life. He became a Christian, and decided to leave the celebrity gossip behind him to do music full time.

Today, Tesh is the host of Music and Intelligence for Your Life, a radio show where he dispenses tidbits of information that could be useful in your decision making.

The book is a lot like the radio show in that there’s an abundance of “intelligence” tidbits scattered throughout the book. There are definitely some good suggestions, but it’s a lot of information to try to process and apply to one’s life all at once.

There are points at which Tesh talks about his life and his experiences, and in many respects those are the more interesting parts of the book. Unfortunately this is interspersed with random bits of self-help and health tips. I like working on myself too, it’s just that the book doesn’t feel like a cohesive whole. There are chapters that are literally 1 or 2 pages long, and that style didn’t entirely sit well with me.

All in all, however, I really liked the book and I think it’s definitely worth a read.

Credits:

  • MUSIC: “Digital Audio Workstation” (theme song), David Andrew Wiebe © 2010
  • MUSIC: “Ecstatic”, David Andrew Wiebe © 2009
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  • MUSIC: “Razor Man”, David Andrew Wiebe © 2010

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Author: David Andrew Wiebe

David Andrew Wiebe has built an extensive career in songwriting, live performance, recording, session playing, production work, investing, and music instruction. In addition to helping musicians unlock their full potential, he also continues to maintain a touring schedule with multiple bands.

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