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AS SURE AS APRIL is me unplugged, me being me (not as easy as you might think). Looking for as much transparency and accuracy as possible in a subtitle, the first one we chose was DAVID TEEMS READS DAVID TEEMS, because that was the original idea. That changed to DAVID TEEMS BEING DAVID TEEMS, which came even closer to what I first perceived this to be. The last, and the one we settled on is WHERE GUITARS CRY AND BOOKS SING. Truth is, this podcast is all these things—me being me, me reading me, and so on.
For the record, my almost-70 year old Martin guitar actually does cry, and there is the occasional score of music beneath my books as I read
from them. Not to sound puff, but the idea is to create/achieve/maybe
even enjoy synthesis between my writing and my music.
AS SURE AS APRIL began with a "soft" launch on 31 October 2019. The purpose was to allow the podcast to grow and develop organically, like a book, a poem, or a song, and right out in the open. Episodes will post every 5-6 weeks. Visit iTunes, search for David Teems (podcast), then subscribe. Even better, leave a comment, a killer review about this new podcast. Killer. For more: email@example.com
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," (Bobby Scott and Bob Russell, 1969, recorded by The Hollies)
"Londonderry Aire" (O Danny Boy) traditional Irish melody.
"Think On These Things" (David Teems) Programming: Jim Frazier. ©2019 David Teems • • davidteems.com
Next episode: TBA Title: THINK ON THESE THINGS
S1E2: WONDERFUL WORLD
David improvises on his private world. "What A Wonderful World" [Thiele/Weiss]. On autobiography. Excerpt from opening of Ask For Me Tomorrow (April 2020). Poem by John Keats "La Belle Dame Sans Merci." Thomas Wolfe, excerpt from You Can't Go Home Again on the presentiment of his death. Oreo and the Christmas cheeseball, from David's 2010 book, And Thereby Hangs A Tale. "Think On These Things" [David Teems] All guitars, pianos, and ambient effects: David Teems. Programming of "What A Wonderful World" and "Think On These Things" tracks: Jim Frazier. ©2019 David Teems • • davidteems.com
Next episode: January 18 Title: BROTHER
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 • • davidteems.com
Next episode: November 30 Title: WONDERFUL WORLD
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) *****
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
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.