When Words Fail...Music Speaks

James Cox & Blake Moseley

Like many of you, we battle depression during life’s ups and downs. Music has always been the thing we could rely on to get us through the tough times we ALL face. Follow us on our journey as we discuss the healing power of music, interview bands, breakdown genres, review band biographies, and more!

  • 43 minutes 11 seconds
    Strings & Science: Patty Spadaro’s Musical Journey & Inspirations

    Episode Overview:

    Join us in this enriching episode of “When Words Fail Music Speaks” as we sit down with the multifaceted musician, Patty Spadaro. Delve into her captivating music career, hear about her experiences in teaching, and get the scoop on her latest single release. This episode promises a harmonious blend of music, personal growth, and inspiration.

    Main Themes:

    1. Music Career and Teaching:
    • Patty Spadaro’s journey through the music industry.
    • Insights into her role as a music teacher.
    • The story behind her latest single release.
    1. Guitar Talk:
    • Discussion on PRS guitars and their significance.
    • Exploration of Patty’s song “Glass Shatters,” inspired by women’s achievements.
    1. Women in Science and Music:
    • The intersection of science and music in Patty’s life.
    • Transitioning from a background in physics to a thriving music career.
    1. Mindfulness in Music:
    • The role of mindfulness practices in enhancing musical performance.
    • Techniques such as self-compassion, yoga, meditation, and calming nerves.
    1. Personal Anecdotes:
    • Road trip experiences and favorite bands, including the Grateful Dead.
    • The influence of various artists on Patty’s music.
    1. Parental Perspectives and Music Education:
    • A parent’s perspective on their daughters’ musical journey.
    • Importance of vocal health and music education.
    • Empowering women’s voices in the music industry.
    1. Emotional Impact of Music:
    • Discussion on the emotional resonance of music.
    • Personal song preferences and their significance.
    1. Upcoming Projects and Online Presence:
    • Sneak peek into Patty’s upcoming musical endeavors.
    • Information on where to follow Patty Spadaro’s journey online.

    Tune in for an episode filled with passion, wisdom, and the magic of music as Patty Spadaro shares her unique story and invaluable insights. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, a budding musician, or someone seeking inspiration, this episode is sure to strike a chord with you.

    Listen Now: [Link to Episode]

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    • Website: https://pattispadaro.com/


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    14 June 2024, 2:44 pm
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
    Cover Wars - Good 4 U - (Alex Melton VS Me First & The Gimme Gimmes)
    1. Sponsored Messages:
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    1. Main Discussion:
    • The Healing Power of Music: Personal anecdotes and emotional resonance.
    • Parenting Stories: Humorous tales of embarrassing children.
    • Sports Frustrations: Debates on sports penalties.
    • Gaming Excitement: Anticipation for the PS5 game “Hogwarts Legacy.”
    1. TV Show Insights:
    • Popular Series: Conversations about Law and Order, CSI, and Yellowjackets.
    • Dramatic Narratives: Analysis of a series featuring plane crash survivors and cannibalism, and another involving disturbing activities in remote areas.
    1. Life and Career:
    • Education Paths: College experiences vs. achieving success without formal education.
    • Personal Grooming: Challenges with hair styling and finding fitting hats.
    • Rekindling Interests: Returning to a favorite show after a break.
    1. Music and Entertainment:
    • Disney Channel Alumni: Evolution of stars like Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, and Olivia Rodrigo.
    • Song Analysis: Delving into Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 You,” its influences, and the controversy over its similarity to Paramore’s “Misery Business.”
    • Cover Songs: Appreciation for Alex Melton’s covers and blending of songs, and admiration for cover bands like Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
    • Punk Rock Influences: The impact on modern music, particularly in Rodrigo’s work.
    1. Mental Health and Wellness:
    • Healthy Habits: Benefits of bread-making, forming new habits, and using reward systems for mental well-being.
    • Nostalgia and Events: Upcoming music events, Joan Jett’s new show with Kristen Stewart, and challenges in accessing TV series.
    1. Community and Engagement:
    • Social Media Promotion: Contact information for musician interviews.
    • Special Episodes: A podcast episode on the Lee County Lizard Man encounter.
    1. Upcoming Excitements:
    • Music Concerts: Anticipation for attending concerts by Jonas, Joan Jett, and Blink 182.
    • ADHD and Mental Health: Discussions on ADHD, Adderall shortages, and mental health support resources.

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    11 June 2024, 8:39 pm
  • 37 minutes 17 seconds
    Ep.327 – Unveiling the Melody: A Conversation with Danny Stefanetti

    Episode Highlights:

    1. Introduction to Danny Stefanetti:
      • Acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist from Palm Springs.
      • Known for her viral guitar performances with millions of views on social media.
      • Renowned for playing at prestigious venues worldwide and winning numerous awards.
    2. Musical Influences:
      • Danny’s deep admiration for The Eagles, whose harmonies and guitar parts have significantly shaped her music since childhood.
      • The impact of family influences on her musical journey.
      • Diverse musical tastes influenced by various genres and her extensive travels.
    3. Career Highlights:
      • Insight into Danny’s genre-defying release that is making waves in the music industry.
      • Discussion of her viral social media performances and their role in her career growth.
    4. Significance of Creative Spaces:
      • The importance of creative environments for children in building confidence and identity through music.
      • Danny’s personal experiences and advocacy for fostering creativity from a young age.
    5. Vocal Health Practices:
      • Danny shares her tips on maintaining vocal health, emphasizing the importance of adequate sleep and a healthy diet.
      • Practical advice for aspiring musicians on how to care for their voice.
    6. Live Performance:
      • Danny performs her song “Timing Was On,” offering listeners an exclusive experience.
      • Discussion on the meaning behind the song and its personal significance to Danny.
    7. Conclusion and Call to Action:
      • Encouragement for listeners to visit Danny Stefanetti’s website for more music and updates.
      • Well-wishes and final thoughts from the podcast hosts.

    Listen Now: Join us for an inspiring episode filled with music, heartfelt stories, and invaluable insights from the talented Danny Stefanetti. Whether you’re an aspiring musician or a fan of great music, this episode is sure to resonate with you. Website: Danny Stefanetti Official Website Social Media:

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    3 June 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 31 minutes 47 seconds
    Ep.326 – From Combat to Chorus: Dan White’s Journey Through Music and Advocacy

    Special Guest: Dan White - Singer-Songwriter, US Army Veteran, Advocate for Veteran Suicide Awareness Main Themes:

    • Music and Advocacy: Dan White shares his journey as a singer-songwriter and his commitment to raising awareness about veteran suicide. His powerful narratives aim to resonate with listeners and bring light to important issues facing veterans today.
    • Childhood and Technology: A nostalgic dive into the impact of technology on childhood experiences, with a special focus on Dan’s upcoming song “80s Child.”
    • 80s Music Influence: The hosts and Dan reminisce about iconic 80s bands like Megadeth and Metallica, discussing their lasting impact and how they shaped their musical tastes.
    • Personal Anecdotes and Military Life: Insightful stories from Dan’s army experiences in Korea and Germany, offering a unique perspective on life as a soldier and its influence on his music.
    • Military Recruitment and Music Careers: Exploration of Dan’s journey from military service to becoming a band director, including his musical inspirations and themes of suicide and disabilities in his songwriting.
    • Veteran Issues: A candid discussion on the treatment of veterans by the government, the plight of veteran homelessness, and border issues, as highlighted in Dan’s songs like “Barking” and “Saturday Night in a Border Town.”

    Additional Highlights:

    • Upcoming Releases and Industry Insights: Dan talks about his upcoming music, the trend of releasing singles over albums, and the importance of leaving a lasting musical legacy.
    • Merchandise and Streaming Services: Insightful opinions on merchandise sales and dissatisfaction with Spotify’s payment policies, with a preference for Apple Music.
    • Iconic Artists and Emotional Impact: Reflections on the emotional power of music, mentioning legends such as George Strait, Ozzy Osbourne, Rush, and Iron Maiden, and how music can uplift and provide solace from negative emotions.

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    29 May 2024, 11:15 pm
  • 56 minutes 35 seconds
    Ep.325 – Strings of Resilience: Brandi Wyne’s Journey Through Music, Advocacy, and Healing

    In this episode, we dive deep into the world of Brandi Wyne, a talented and versatile musician who has recently signed with World Movement Records. Her latest EP, Love, Loss, and Hope, is a poignant exploration of her personal experiences with domestic violence, encapsulating themes that resonate deeply with many listeners. Key Highlights:

    1. New EP Release: Brandi’s EP Love, Loss, and Hope is a testament to her resilience and strength, addressing the complexities of domestic violence through her music.
    2. Resilience in Adversity: Despite facing a finger injury that affects her guitar playing, Brandi remains hopeful about her recovery and looks forward to releasing a new country-rock duet.
    3. Vinyl Resurgence: A discussion on the comeback of vinyl records, including Brandi’s passion for covering classics by legendary artists like Etta James.
    4. Challenges in the Music Industry: Brandi sheds light on the hurdles musicians face in gaining exposure and the vital role of collaboration in navigating the industry.
    5. Children’s Music Preferences: Insightful conversations about how children’s musical tastes are shaped by parental influence and exposure.
    6. Live Performances: The importance of connecting with the audience during live shows and the profound emotional impact music can have on both the performer and the listeners.
    7. Creative Process: Brandi shares her creative inspirations, drawn from dreams, personal experiences, and the natural world around her.
    8. Family and Parenting: Highlights from Brandi’s life as a parent, including family activities and maintaining vocal health amidst a busy schedule.
    9. Therapeutic Role of Music: The healing power of music, especially in dealing with trauma, and Brandi’s advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and childhood abuse to speak out and support one another.
    10. Gratitude and Influences: Brandi expresses her gratitude towards her influential teachers and instructors, and shares her admiration for her favorite bands.

    Join us as Brandi Wine takes us through her journey, from the creation of her deeply personal music to her advocacy efforts, and gain a deeper understanding of the emotional and therapeutic power of music.

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    26 May 2024, 6:25 pm
  • 1 hour 3 minutes
    Ep.324 – Military and Music with Tom Buehrle

    Episode Overview: In this compelling episode, our hosts James, and Amanda engage in a deep dive with Tom Buehrle, a Navy veteran turned country music artist, to explore the healing power of music. Through Tom’s personal journey, the episode uncovers how music serves not just as a form of entertainment but as a crucial therapeutic tool for dealing with life’s challenges, including depression and the aftermath of military service. Key Topics Covered:

    • Military Experiences and Challenges: Tom shares insights into his life in the Navy, shedding light on the struggles and how music provided a sense of solace and expression.
    • Songwriting and Authenticity: The conversation highlights Tom’s songwriting process, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and real-life experiences in creating relatable music.
    • Nashville’s Influence and Streaming Platforms: Tom discusses the impact of Nashville’s music scene on his career and the double-edged sword of streaming platforms for artists today.
    • Arts and Music in Education: The hosts and guest advocate for the significance of incorporating arts and music into educational curricula to support emotional and intellectual development.
    • Managing ADHD with Music: Tom’s personal strategies for managing ADHD through music, offering a unique perspective on therapeutic practices.
    • Musical Influences: Tom cites legends like Hank Williams, Jr., Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash as key influences, emphasizing the storytelling tradition in country music.
    • Advice for Aspiring Artists and Vocal Health: Practical tips for upcoming musicians, including the importance of vocal health and connecting with audiences through lyrics.
    • Evolution of Music Recording and Collaboration: Discussion on how technological advancements have transformed music recording and enabled remote collaborations.
    • Upcoming Projects: Sneak peek into Tom’s future endeavors, including a book and a covers album, showcasing his versatility and ongoing contribution to the music world.

    Conclusion: This episode of The Woodward Tale Music Speaks podcast not only highlights Tom Burley’s inspiring journey but also reinforces the idea that music is a powerful tool for healing, expression, and connection. Listeners are left with a deeper understanding of the therapeutic benefits of music and its ability to help navigate through life’s ups and downs

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    20 May 2024, 6:05 pm
  • 43 minutes 22 seconds
    Ep.323 – Unpacking the Power of Music with Zach McKenzie

    In today’s episode, sponsored by BetterHelp and in partnership with Bones Coffee Company and All Above Landscaping, our hosts Blake Mosley, James Todd, and Amanda Dolan dive deep into the therapeutic essence of music with the talented musician and filmmaker, Zach McKenzie. Main Themes:

    • The Therapeutic Power of Music: Exploring the undeniable connection between music and mental well-being, this episode shines a light on how melodies can mend and words can heal.
    • Zach McKenzie’s Musical Journey: Zach takes us on a journey through his eclectic musical influences, spanning various genres, and shares how country music’s narrative depth resonates with his soul. From an audition for American Idol to memorable interactions with celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Zach’s anecdotes offer a backstage pass to his life.
    • Music as a Coping Mechanism: Delving into the anxieties that often accompany live performances, Zach discusses how music acts as a crucial coping mechanism, not only for artists on stage but also for individuals facing the challenges of daily life.
    • The Challenges of Touring and Industry Uncertainties: The conversation takes a realistic turn as it addresses the not-so-glamorous aspects of the music industry, including the emotional toll of touring and the uncertainties looming over aspiring artists.
    • Songwriting: A Personal and Subjective Process: Zach provides insight into his songwriting process, emphasizing the subjective nature of music creation and the personal stories that fuel his songs. This segment highlights how music serves as a canvas for both artists and listeners to project their experiences and emotions.
    • The Nostalgic Impact of Music and Future Endeavors: Reflecting on the impact of a significant high school album, Zach and the hosts speculate on new country music releases and the exciting possibility of reuniting with former bandmates. Additionally, Zach shares his aspirations for focusing on his music career and submitting his work to film festivals.

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    15 May 2024, 6:04 pm
  • 1 hour 41 minutes
    Ep.322 – In defense of Taylor Swift’s Blasphemous Poet’s Department?!?

    Show Notes for Episode: The Melody of Reflection - Navigating Music, Society, and Self with Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” Welcome to this week’s episode, where we dive deep into the heart of music’s impact on our lives, society, and the intricate web of personal experiences. This discussion takes us through a journey inspired by Taylor Swift’s latest album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” and expands into broader themes of self-awareness, societal issues, and the healing power of music. Main Themes Covered:

    • The Power of Music Against Depression: We explore how music, particularly Taylor Swift’s new album, serves as a therapeutic tool for many, helping combat depression and offering solace in times of solitude.
    • A Personal Touch: Our hosts share snippets from their lives, from running a 5K to a tranquil visit to a lake, and their fascination with the Northern Lights, adding a personal flavor to the conversation.
    • Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department”: A deep dive into Swift’s 11th studio album which intertwines themes of self-awareness, delusion, anger, mourning, and humor. We discuss the diverse reactions the album has received, touching on its success, the criticism from the Christian community, and debates over its length and thematic depth.
    • Controversies and Public Persona: The discussion extends to controversies surrounding Taylor Swift, including her vocal abilities, public image, and the speculated relationship with Jason Kelsey. Themes of witchcraft, societal perceptions, and historical witch trials are also explored.
    • Religious Imagery in Music Videos: We examine the use of religious imagery in music videos by Taylor Swift and Eminem, discussing the transition from country to pop music, and the debate on applying Christian standards to non-Christian artists.
    • The Role of Spiritual Guidance: Highlighting how spiritual beliefs can guide individuals through personal challenges, such as dealing with a family member’s cancer, and the overarching importance of forgiveness and love.
    • Critiques and Support from the Christian Community: Through the perspective of a Christian fan, Lindley, we navigate the criticisms and support within the Christian community regarding Swift’s latest work, advocating for discernment and open dialogue.
    • Mental Health and Pet Ownership: Touching on lighter themes, we discuss the mental health benefits of pet ownership, the joy of pet videos, and allergies, along with a promotion for a podcast focused on true crime and paranormal stories.
    • Conclusion: The episode wraps up with acknowledgments to sponsors and a reaffirmation of the significance of mental health and music in our lives, inviting listeners to reflect on the multifaceted dialogue spanning music critique, personal reflection, and societal commentary.

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    14 May 2024, 5:45 am
  • 24 minutes 21 seconds
    Ep.321 – Harmonies of Resilience: Laura Lee Schultz (from Down the Lees) on Music’s Power to Heal and Transform

    The “When Words Fail Music Speaks Podcast” features a detailed conversation with Laura Lee Schultz, lead singer of the Vancouver-origin band Down the Lees, discussing her musical journey, influences, and experiences. The podcast covers a range of topics from Schultz’s solo projects and band formation to recording an album with Steve Albini, touring, and the therapeutic aspects of playing instruments. Schultz shares insights into her shift towards heavier music after spending time in Belgium, her involvement in a grunge riot girl band, and her exploration of different music genres. The discussion also touches on favorite bands, the concept of slowcore, and the significance of songs that reflect on climate change and personal struggles during the pandemic.

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    12 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 13 minutes
    Ep.320 – Baby Hit Me One More Time. (August Burns Red VS Tenacious D)

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    8 May 2024, 6:00 pm
  • 47 minutes 47 seconds
    Ep.319 – Hangwire’s Sonic Odyssey from Lockdown to ‘Farewell’

    Welcome to a special episode of the When Words Fail Music Speaks Podcast, where we delve deep into the heart and soul of Hangwire, a band that has swiftly risen through the ranks of the post-punk revival scene since their formation amid the global upheaval of 2020. In this enlightening interview, we uncover the layers of their latest album “Farewell,” released in 2023, and explore the rich tapestry of influences that have shaped their distinctive sound. Main Themes:

    • Formation and Evolution: Discover how Hangwire came together during the lock downs of 2020 and how their sound has matured and evolved since then, drawing heavily on the vibrancy of the 1980s music scene.
    • Post-Punk Kaijaw: Hangwire introduces us to their unique sound, post-punk kaijaw, a term they coined to describe their blend of classic post-punk vibes with an eclectic mix of genres. Learn how this innovative sound sets them apart in the music industry.
    • Inspirational Tapestry: The band members share their varied musical inspirations, ranging from the Southern Rock, blues, and jazz that influenced their early days, to the impactful presence of artists like Nick Cave and Django Reinhardt. They also discuss contemporary influences, including admiration for bands like Fontaines D.C. and The Horrors, and connections with musicians such as Tattoo Billy.
    • Creative Process: Gain insights into Hangwire’s creative process, including how they draw inspiration from a wide array of sources and how they approach the songwriting and recording process.
    • Genre Blending: The conversation takes a deep dive into the band’s thoughts on the blending of music genres, the changes in band line-ups over the years, and the creative freedom that comes with such evolution.
    • Technology and Music: Hangwire weighs in on the controversial use of holograms of deceased artists in live performances, sharing their perspective on the ethics and emotional impact of this technology on the music industry.
    • Emotional Expression: Explore the band’s connection with albums like Nine Inch Nails’ “The Downward Spiral,” and how they strive to convey deep emotional experiences through their music.
    • Gratitude and Connection: Throughout the interview, Hangwire expresses heartfelt gratitude for their musical influences, their fans, and the role of social media in fostering a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for the music of the 80s and beyond.

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    6 May 2024, 6:45 am
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