WHERE GUITARS CRY AND BOOKS SING 

The idea is to create/achieve/maybe even enjoy synthesis 

between music and the written word.

AFTER EPISODE 4, I stopped. Not for good, nor for any good reason actually, though it is 2020. Still, the original idea was to read from my fiction. I have a new book coming out October 27, a work of historical fiction. I will be reading and commenting from and on it, therefore resuming the podcast upon its release. That said, a podcast on Poe is in production even now.

The whole experience was golden and wonderful. We laughed and cried and you gave us pathways back to our own idyllic childhood. Thank you for doing the hard work of excellence. I think you are surely “on to something.” Please, press in and press on!

—Debbie in Nashville (on S1E3, BROTHER)

S1E4: THINK ON THESE THINGS

Not long after the last episode, January 18 [BROTHER], the world changed. In a slightly more sober manner and with less music than previous episodes, David Teems addresses the change, and not only the change in the world at large, but the change in him, why the delay between Episodes 3 and 4. 

 

The voice of Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011). Excerpt from HITCH 22: A MEMOIR by Christopher Hitchens (audiobook). 12 Books and Hachette.

"Think On These Things" written by David Teems, 2016) Lyric from Philippians 4:8, King James Bible. Produced by: David Teems, Joe Beck, and Jim Frazier. Programming: Jim Frazier. Background voices: Bonnie Keen, Debi Selby, and Terry White. 

©2020 David Teems • podcast@davidteems.com • davidteems.com 


Next episode: TBA   |   Title: MY HEART LAID BARE   |   To listen and read this episode [transcript with audio] : S1E4

 

S1E3: BROTHER

Eulogies are great, but to the one they celebrate they may come a little late. "To say 'I love you' out loud, as necessary as it is to say, demands a responsible English. Keats said, "Be serious. Love is not a plaything." This podcast pays tribute to my brother, Ray, but in a way that is warmly inclusive, that challenges the listener to say what needs to be said to those you love while there is time to say it. 

 

"He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother," written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell, 1969 (recorded by The Hollies) 

House By The Side Of The Road, poem by Sam Walter Foss  

"Londonderry Aire" (O Danny Boy) Traditional Irish melody 

"Angeline the Baker" (Traditional) Banjo: Judge Parker

"Some of Shelley's Blues" (Michael Nesmith) Banjo: Judge Parker, Guitar and vocals: David Teems

"Think On These Things" (David Teems, 2016) Produced by: David Teems, Joe Beck, and Jim Frazier. Programming: Jim Frazier. Background voices: Bonnie Keen, Debi Selby, and Terry White. ©2019 David Teems • podcast@davidteems.com • davidteems.com 

Next episode: TBA     Title: THINK ON THESE THINGS   |   To listen and read this episode [transcript with audio] : S1E3

S1E2: WONDERFUL WORLD

 

With the sounds of his Thanksgiving table in the background, David improvises on his private world, a warm compact world that has a music and charm of its own. An exercise in autobiography. Thomas Wolfe. John Keats. William Tyndale. "My world has a sound. As they do. As any poetry must. It laughs. It giggles. It cries on occasion.  It even sings. And in pitch. There are times it has no language at all. Or needs one. Just this quiet hum, one we hardly notice, that is, until it is absent."

Sounds of the family at Thanksgiving table: David & Benita, Shad & Robin, Killian, Caspian, Adam & Katie, Julian, Evie, and Audrey.

Claude (cat) & Basil (dog).

"What A Wonderful World" (Thiele/Weiss).

Excerpt from opening of Ask For Me Tomorrow (Summer 2020).

Poem by John Keats "La Belle Dame Sans Merci."

Thomas Wolfe, excerpt from You Can't Go Home Again

Oreo and the Christmas cheeseball, from David's 2010 book, And Thereby Hangs A Tale

"Think On These Things" (David Teems, 2016) Produced by: David Teems, Joe Beck, and Jim Frazier. Programming: Jim Frazier. Background voices: Bonnie Keen, Debi Selby, and Terry White. ©2019 David Teems • podcast@davidteems.com • davidteems.com 

All keyboards, guitars, and effects: David Teems.

Next episode: January 18   |   Title: BROTHER     To listen and read this episode [transcript with audio] : S1E2 

S1E1: TO AUTUMN

 

Welcome. April. What's in a name? John Keats"To Autumn." Thomas Wolfe"Old October" from Of Time And The River

Reading Tyndale. Entries from Godspeed: Voices Of The Reformation. "Think On These Things" [David Teems] All guitars, pianos, and ambient effects: David Teems.  Programming on "Think On These Things" track: Jim Frazier. ©2019 David Teems • podcast@davidteems.com • davidteems.com 

Next episode: November 30     Title: WONDERFUL WORLD     To listen and read this episode [transcript with audio] : S1E1

AN ERA OF SHRILL

In an era of shrill we need more Teems!

—Fr. Jon Davis, Ph. D., Oviedo, FL

TO A PARCHED WORLD

I laughed and wept when I listened. If you are tired of the “4 Ways to…” and the “6 steps to… " and you are ready for thought provoking conversation at the heart level - this is where it begins. David Teems has the most unique way of weaving a tapestry of music, words, philosophy, poetry, and prose. It connects with something unnamable deep within and unlocks a whole new world to explore - his world. Lest you think that this podcast is all about him, it is quite the contrary. It is about each of us. It is about you. It gives you permission to reconnect with the rawest emotions in a way that is defined and with dignity. Teems warmly invites you into the inner courts of his own life to take a stroll with him and explore the very places that just may be where you fine the hidden treasures of yourself. Listen and see.

—Kevin  (iTunes review) ****

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IS MORE "DAVID BEING DAVID"

This first episode was a "soft launch" so it may be a hidden treasure. A treasure worth excavation, pulling out into the light, and appraising as one would appraise a diamond. It is a soft pedal, gentle ramble through some really deep and "deep breath" (the cleansing kind) stuff. The reason for the name of the Podcast. Why April in October? Why launch on 10/31? What is it about Fall/Autumn. Death and love. And more. "David being David." Episode 1- giving us glimpses in watercolor brushstrokes of the personal motivations behind his launch - is a great prologue to what I think will be a great body of work - meaning his podcast collection . . . and I think it invites us to reflect on our own motivations. The specific subject matter is not a side dish, it is very good information; but like all good work, it transcends its own limits and really invites the listener to consider exploring beyond the borders of what is said. I guess you could say it is an appetizer - whets the appetite for more of David being David for sure, but also more of you . . . being you . . . and more of the untasted delights the world out there (and also 'in here') has to offer.

—Donovan, (iTunes review) *****

MASTERPIECES

Your two podcasts are masterpieces which add an entirely new dimension to your work.

—George Gruhn, GRUHN GUITARS, Nashville

 

 

This podcast has quickly become a favorite. You've taken time to prepare well and the result is rich and enjoyable and sharpening. Thanks so much.

—Nancy on FB

David another compelling spectacular podcast! You've created a Wonderful World of sounds and music and voice...all a little slice of heaven. And played on a classic C.F. Martin ageless guitar.

Randy on FB

“The lope the lope the lope” did I recall that correctly? I dont know if Benita showed you my furious scribbling of your first podcast but I took notes this week as well lol. So enjoying all of this experience.

—Jessica, on FB

Just listened to your podcast [S1E3 BROTHER] while I was lingering in my comfy bed waiting for day to rise.   Beautiful.  The ending got me in the heart.   You have cultivated your gifts well. 

—Donna, in West Virginia [via email]

I am loving these podcasts. It is great material and am loving hearing the book. My favorite thing about this one though was hearing you laugh when talking about your dogs in the "cheeseball" story. I loved that little chuckle. I recently had to put down my 3-legged st.bernard mix, and it broke my heart. Dogs add so much to our lives. Anyway,  congratulations on your podcast. It really is great.

—Betsy on FB.

The whole experience was golden and wonderful. We laughed and cried and you gave us pathways back to our own idyllic childhood. Thank you for doing the hard work of excellence- I think you are surely “on to something.” Please, press in and press on!

—Debbie in Nashville (on S1E3, BROTHER)

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