Music for our happy souls!
In this episode of OWC RADiO, host Cirina Catania talks with Paul Shreve and Jeff Weber from The Radio Gunners.
The Radio Gunners – Jeff Weber, Pete Nalda and Paul Shreve combined musical roots include Western Swing, Basque, Folk, Country, Rock, Americana, Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Musical Theater and New Wave. This high-The Radio Gunners – Jeff Weber, Pete Nalda and Paul Shreve combine musical roots that include Western Swing, Basque, Folk, Country, Rock, Americana, Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Musical Theater and New Wave. This high-spirited soulful trio brings their unique melodies to audiences with guitar, accordion, and mandolin arrangements. Their diverse backgrounds join together to play music that touches our souls.
Jeff Weber, a Texas based singer/songwriter, actor and former rodeo cowboy, learned to sing and play guitar, while on the rodeo circuit. In addition to his cowboy skills, this licensed pilot and published author appears in a variety of national and regional television commercials as well as feature films. During his solo career in the early 2000s Jeff opened for some of biggest names in country music.
Pete Nalda’s contribution to The Gunners is rooted in Basque, Cajun and Hispanic music with a touch of New Wave influence. Nalda, who grew up seeing impaired, learned to play the accordion and keyboard early on. He’s been performing most of his life.
Paul Shreve moved to Austin five years ago to play, compose and produce music. His instruments of choice — guitar, mandolin, bass and harmonica. His music background includes conducting choirs, performing in musical theater and playing in diverse musical groups from Pubs in the UK to bars in the USA. His record label is: https://goosecreekmusic.com
In This Episode
- 00:19 – Cirina introduces Paul Shreve, musician, composer, and producer music. Guitar, mandolin, bass, and harmonica are his instruments of choice. And Jeff Weber, a Texas-based singer/songwriter, actor, and former rodeo cowboy learned to sing and play guitar while on the rodeo circuit.
- 03:22 – Paul talks about the song Mon Chére, Ma Belle, and Cirina plays the music for you to listen to.
- 08:27 – Paul shares the studio where they recorded their album, The Radio Gunners, in 12th Street Sound in Austin, Texas.
- 11:58 – Jeff shares the inspiration behind their lovely song, Talk to Me with Your Eyes.
- 16:05 – Cirina and Paul describe good music as one of the best therapies to make you feel better after listening.
- 20:03 – Paul explains their song’s meaning, Mr. Abraham, one of their most requested songs, and a dedicated song to the veterans.
- 25:05 – Paul talks about Goose Creek Music; captures high-quality audio and video recordings of original Americana music by emerging artists.
- 29:00 – Paul shares his early years growing up as a Navy brat and how he started getting into the music industry.
- 33:08 – Jeff tells the story of how he got his love of music from his dad back when he was a kid.
- 35:51 – Follow The Radio Gunners on their social media accounts and visit their website, theradiogunners.com, to learn more about them.
This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I am in a great mood today. I have to tell you, I have been listening to The Radio Gunners new album, and I love it on so many levels. Hi, guys, how are you today? Can you tell people, so they recognize your voices who I have on the line with me?
JW: Thanks, Cirina, and thanks to all your listeners for tuning in. My name is Jeff Weber. I’m a member of the Radio Gunners.
PS: And I’m Paul Shreve. And thank you, Cirina, for having us. It’s wonderful. And I’m also one of the Radio Gunners.
This is awesome. And we’re missing one person, there’s three of you. So where’s our other guy?
PS: We got to chase Pete down sometimes. But Pete Nalda is the third member of the Radio Gunners. And unfortunately, he couldn’t make this one.
Well, we are missing him and just say hi to him when you see him. And hopefully, he’ll love what we’re talking about. And we’ll just say all kinds of things about him that he can’t refute because he’s not here. So you guys talk about the fact that you’re all about fun, and you’re high spirited, and you have some amazing roots. Your music is just a really interesting combination of a lot of different genres. Can you talk about where that all comes from and how you’ve developed into who you are today? And then I really want to talk about some of the songs off your new album.
JW: Paul, go ahead, man.
PS: Yeah, well, one of the fun things about Jeff and Pete and what I found is, is that you’re right, we came from completely different backgrounds and everything. Pete brings a kind of a Cajun feel and was raised on basque music from his grandparents apparently. Jeff has this wonderful sense of lyric and a fantastic way of interpreting a song, and whether it be country-western, everything from Rat Pack to sounds to the old Bob Wolf stuff. And his own stuff is just fantastic. And I came from a more musical theater background, I’d say school playing in session music and basically had a guitar, we’ll travel, and I’ll play anywhere anytime. You want to add to that, Jeff?
JW: Yeah, I think I think you covered us pretty well.It’s a huge blessing to be surrounded by fellow musicians who share their art and passion with you. Click To Tweet
You’re being so nice, Jeff. This is wonderful because I think it all melds really well. And I have three songs that I’ve been listening to today that I want to talk to you about. Let’s start with the fun dance tune because I have to tell you, and this is the first time that I have actually ever laughed at a song about a breakup. And it’s called Mon Chére, Ma Belle. Can you tell me a little bit about that song and what it’s about?
JW: Take that one, too, man.
PS: Yeah, that’s, Pete came in with that. And like I say, he comes from this Cajun basque world. He speaks a little French, a little Spanish, a little bit of everything. And he came in and brought that in and said, “What do you think?” and I said, “I love it.” And he came in it was all French. And we played around with it, and I said, “Well, let’s break into English a little bit.” And we showed it to Jeff. And Jeff just jumped right in. And then next week with one of the songs we were playing live after about four rehearsals because it’s just such fun. And I think the funniest thing, we were doing it on a late-night TV show once, and they left the door to the studio opened a little bit, and we’re playing. I could peek around the corner, and there were a bunch of gals that were in the front office, and they’re dancing in the hallway. And all I could think about is that we must have done something right if we are in a studio and everybody’s smiling and just kind of dancing and jumping around.
And we’re back. That was fun. Now there’s a line in there I wanted to ask you, and he says at one point, pity pomme or pomme is apple in French.
PS: When we translate it into English, we translate it to lost, my little girl.
There you go. Talk to me about recording that song, where were you, and what instruments were involved? What were you playing, and who was singing? Can you tell us about that?
JW: And that was Pete’s song. Kudos to Pete because he lets both Paul and I sing songs that he’s penned on the album, with some very grateful for Paul, he also lets me sing some of his as well. And Paul, number one does a great job vocally, on the lead vocals on that tune, and it was pretty straightforward. So it’s us three. But then, as the project started to evolve, Paul and I produced the album. Paul was kind of the captain of the ship, and you can kind of tell how that transition went from just us three on a simple song like that. So kind of what your revision was with bringing in the breadboard guy.
PS: First of all, Jeff and I, we are so blessed. Being here in Austin because we are surrounded by fellow musicians that we play with on and off all the time. So when the studio, we decided we wanted the full band sound on that one. So we brought in Ed on drums, Raul on bass, actually, my son Nate came in and played a little rhythm guitar. And the whole point with that is we wanted that feeling as if we ‘re–I’ll tell you exactly what we wanted. I remember telling my son, “Imagine you’re in Louisiana, and there’s a lot of peanut shells on the floor.” That feeling of “alright,” and people put a dime in the jukebox, and if they feel like dancing, they just kind of get up and dance. So we wanted that feel. And then the other thing is we wanted people to sing along. So I do align, and then Pete and Jeff and Christie and others that we had brought into the studio, they see the echoing. And I’m a big fan of group singing. I mean, I like to conduct choirs and things. And that was really alive, and then we pretty much finished it off. And another great musician in town Michael Hale is renowned for playing rub-board, you know that? The washboard and you play it with the bottle openers. And we’re about done, and Jeff and I were talking, and I said, “I got one more thing,” and then I gave Michael a call, and I said, “Can you pop up?” He said, “Sure.” He was done in like two takes, and we just kind of sat there. Jeff and I were smiling and thought that it’s the cream of the crop.
The pièce de résistance, right?
There you go, la pièce de résistance. That’s what happens when things are meant to be, though. Don’t you find that the creative energy that blossoms in that room when you bring people together and they’re just having fun? And things just start exploding all around you. It’s wonderful. What studio were you in to record that?
PW: We were in 12th Street Sound here in Austin. It actually was an old church, and the congregation had grown and left and had been around for a while. And a guy just basically went in and said I love it, and had all the work and they refurbished it. And it has just a great roof.
Is there anything else you want to say about Mon Chére, Ma Belle, before we move on?
PS: If you get a chance to listen to it. It’s pretty fun.
Oh, I have more than once. I’ve danced to it. Oh, you mean tell people listening?
PS: That’s what we want to hear. I’m talking to your listeners.
All right, listeners. You’ve heard it. You’ve heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Listen to Mon Chére, Ma Belle. By the way, I got so excited about talking about the songs. I didn’t ask you the name of the album and when it’s coming out.
JW: Our debut album is self-titled, and it’s The Radio Gunners. So you can look it up very simply like that. And we released it early spring.
So, where can I find it? I found the link to it, and I’m actually going to buy it. Where can everybody else find it and buy it? We want them to buy this album.
JW: Oh, yeah, certainly, you can get it on all the major streaming platforms, from iTunes to I don’t know, I’m not sure about Pandora, if we have a station on there yet, we do have a Radio Gunner station on Spotify. And you can Google all the songs there if you have that kind of deal. Or you can buy it from Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, Google, and you can even buy the actual CD.
PS: Believe it or not, the people that end up buying the CDs are people that tell me they love to listen to it in the car. They love to drive with it. So you can buy CDs from Amazon.
Buy the digital copy. But you know what I still, maybe I’m old fashioned but I like my CDs. I like to be in control of the music that I own. Once I buy it, I want to own it. I don’t want to have to worry about where to find it if the internet goes down or something. So yeah, I like those CDs. So it’s out, look for Radio Gunners, wherever you buy your music, and get it either digitally or on CD. That’s awesome. Let’s talk about this one. And Jeff, I believe you wrote this one. I found the lyrics to be so just, maybe because I’m a woman, but when a man says, “Your heart is speaking to me,” and you were saying, “if a look, were a kiss, we would be kissing now.” I thought, oh my goodness. After dancing to Mon Chére, Ma Belle, and then I listened to Talk to Me with Your Eyes. And I’m thinking, “Okay, these guys are multidimensional,” and I really love that song. Talk to me about what inspired you to write that.
JW: Well, thank you, first of all, very much. I’m glad you enjoy it. It’s a really cool song. It’s pretty, pretty simple, the feelings that I was experiencing as I wrote the lyrics, and I was lucky enough to pan it with a couple of other guys a long time ago. That song has a long story, and it didn’t do anything, and we never recorded it or whatever. And then when I met Paul and Pete, we decided to do an album. Of course, I’ll say it again, Paul and Pete have been so gracious to me to let me come aboard. They already kind of played together. They welcomed me into their fold and decided to do that album. And I pulled that song out, and they both really liked it. The inspiration wasn’t anything profound; it was just trying to write a positive song. And it’s cool when you don’t have to speak to somebody to understand what they’re feeling and vice versa.
That’s awesome. It doesn’t come along that often, does it? And when you do find that person, you really do need to look them in the eyes because those eyes are the windows of the soul to use what might be a cliche, but still very, very true. So I think the song is very inspirational, especially at a time when I think we all need to love each other just a little bit more.
Yeah. So thank you for that. And I’m going to play you guys, our listening audience. You are so lucky because you’re going to hear a little bit of a song too. So I’m going to play you a part of Talk to Me with Your Eyes. So listen up, turn the volume up, settle down, take a deep breath, relax, and listen.
JW: I wanted to let you and your listeners know, by the way, that song also has a video out. That was our first single that we released off the album. Collectively we all agreed to do that one. I’m glad we did. Paul, I don’t know, you might be able to give some statistics on how well that song is doing or not doing or whatever it is going on.
PS: Yeah. And actually, last we heard, I got a call that in the UK we hit the top 10 and still on the charts in the UK Americana Country Radio.
That’s wonderful. I think I think you’re gonna keep climbing up because it’s a really wonderful song. It’s pretty cool. This is fun. Isn’t music fun? Music is fun. I just think you guys that are listening in. Stop watching so much social media, turn the music up, and think about how lucky you are for just a minute. Just take a minute, take a deep breath, just chill and listen to some good music, and you’ll find your whole attitude in life will change. What else about Talk to Me with your Eyes do we want to talk about?
JW: That’s it for me. Paul, if you have anything to add?
PS: No, I mean, the only thing I’ll say is, when you meet a musician, and you do a little funk swap and kind of thing, you just kind of playing around with and talking things back and forth. Jeff tossed this out, and it was just him and I. We met each other first. And I just remember saying to him, “I got a guy you got to meet that I’ve been playing with, Pete,” and once Pete came in, it just opened up, and we both been there kind of going, “Yeah. This is what we want to be playing.” And just thank you for playing it for the fans there. It’s a wonderful piece that Jeff wrote, and a lot of people come back and say, “Yeah, I feel much better.”
Yeah, it’s the best kind of therapy. Just put some music on and especially when it’s really good music like this. Oh, did you say where we could see the video? I don’t recall because I want to make sure people can find the video to Talk to Me with your Eyes. Is that on YouTube? Radio Gunners on YouTube?
PS: There’s a couple of different channels that we are on on YouTube. One of them’s the self-generated from iTunes or whatever, but we have our own, and you can find it on there. I haven’t Googled the songs. I don’t know how the algorithms are if it’ll pull up or not. But if you Googled Radio Gunners, and definitely some stuff will come up on YouTube, I’m sure it will.The whole point of Mon Chére, Ma Belle is we wanted that feeling of putting a dime in the jukebox and having everyone get up and dance. Click To Tweet
Well, we’ll put a link to all of this on the show notes too. So if you guys who are listening and want to go to the show notes, we’ll have links to all of this stuff, so that you can rummage around and find these, the record, find the album, and find out more about Radio Gunners on their website. But there is a third song here that I want to talk to you about, and it’s actually one of the first ones that I listened to when I first started talking about bringing you on OWC Radio. And there’s a backstory to this one that’s very interesting. Mr. Abraham, so Paul, can you tell us about Mr. Abraham?
PS: I’d be happy to. And thanks for bringing Mr. Abraham up. First of all, it’s about Abraham Lincoln, and I was inspired after reading the book, Team Rivals. And I literally had gotten home from a long plane ride and went upstairs, and within about 20 minutes kind of had the basics of what I wanted to write. And it’s a simple story of a ballad about a veteran that can’t make it to one of the viewings for Abraham Lincoln’s when the old days used to lay out the bodies. So he knows what railroad lines, there weren’t many railroad tracks in those days,1865. So what he did is he knew where the train would be going, and he could predict what time because he knew it was between two cities and what time it would go. And he’s on his way there to pay his last respects to the President. And he calls out, please just slow the train down so I may kneel upon this ground, Mr. Abraham is passing by today. It’s about unity; it’s about the people he passes along the way. And the last thing is I had the great pleasure of when I showed it to Jeff and Jeff goes,” Do that again. Play it for me again.” Later that evening, he said, “Would you mind if I try to sing it?” I said, “Absolutely not. Go for it.” And he just interprets it better. Jeff got away with interpreting a song that it’s such a pleasure to play, let’s say, a great musician, and a great vocalist who can do that, who can just take a song to the next level. And it’s one of our most requested songs. It’s a ballad, a slow ballad, but it’s one of our most requested songs, and we always dedicated it to any veterans in the audience when we played around the holidays, the Fourth of July and Memorial Day and Veterans Day, etc.
Well, thank you for that. My father was a veteran of three wars.
JW: It’s truly a great song. And Paul, I’m glad you stopped; you’re almost gonna make me cry too, buddy. You’re too kind. It was an honor for me to sing that song. But, I think, and Paul had mentioned this, but I’d like to reiterate, especially a song like that, that Paul wrote, it’s about total different time, years ago, and it really applies today to what’s going on in our nation. And like you said, it’s great to have a conversation like this about music. Like you said, everybody needs to just chill out and listen to some music, and they’ll put you in a better mood. Mr. Abraham is definitely a song of unity. And when people are done bickering and put their petty differences aside, it can become a great nation.
And I think what got to me was a very deep level of respect, that was reflected in the song and the lyrics and we need more respect for each other. And there’s a line in there about draped in black on the iron rails. It’s so poetic and so visual; I love that your lyrics are visual, so I can listen to this beautiful music. I can either have fun with it, and I can laugh at it, I can cry with it, it’s just visual, I can see it. And that’s the best of all worlds, right? So this is pretty cool. So the album’s already out. It’s available to everybody. There are some great songs on it, and I’m going to play a little bit of Mr. Abraham for everyone as well if that’s okay with you guys.
PS: Go for it. I love it.
Oh, my goodness. If that didn’t get to you guys, you don’t have a heart. So we’ll stop everything right here. And I have no feeling on the matter at all. So talk to me about Goose Creek. Where are you? And what is Goose Creek? Where is it? Where are you? Describe your environment, and then you also have a label, Paul. You’re the co-founder of the label. So can we talk about that for a minute?
PS: Yeah, I’d love to. So Goose Creek Music is a label that is my friend of mine, Mike Pugh, and I started. Technically it’s based out of Virginia where he lives. And we used to play together, I used to live in England, and we would play together in England in different places as a duet. And what happened was, we started off doing live performances in there, we produced a number of albums of some of the artists here in Austin, Texas, and playing at some of the famous local clubs and stuff with great sound and everything. There are wonderful artists here. And so then what happened was, after Jeff, Pete and I kind of got together, I said, “All right, I’ve been doing albums for everybody else. I had to sit down and start, turned Goose Creek on to us, and produce an album under the goose Creek label.” And so this is not a live album as a studio album that the Radio Gunners did, but we were able to take advantage of a lot of the production stuff that we had at Goose Creek. And Goose Creek, we had used 12th Street Sound a number of times, working with some of the other artists. So it was like a family thing, it’s whenever you get together because a lot of the artists had recorded for Goose Creek before. And then Pete, Jeff, and the Radio Gunners, we went in there, and it did have a warm family, kind of fun, electric feeling. And we’re really proud of the production level.
Yeah, you should be. Do you mind talking to me for a minute about some of the–because our audience tends to be techie as well as creative. Can you talk about how you recorded this? Like what kind of equipment you had around you? I know you recorded it on 12th Street, but what equipment? Can you talk about that?
PS: As far as the instruments, we’ve got cello, violin, Jeff and I got Martin Guitars, I’ve got an ancient Gibson 141. It’s got some Gretsch Drums. It was just wonderful. And as anytime you go to a recording studio, David has a wonderful mic vault to dig into and make sure we have the right mics for everybody. They have a line of all the mics and different add-ons that can be brought forward in a recording session.
So if you guys are listening, are interested in the technology behind all this, because this really is beautifully done. It’s very well mixed, and it’s very well recorded. Go to 12th–this is a tongue twister. Go to 12 Street Sound in Austin. This is like one of those things that they give you if you’re an actress and you have to say it really fast 100 times. 12th Street Sound, there you go. I did it. 12 Street Sound in Austin. Oh my gosh.
JW: Now say it fast three times.
Oh, no, no, not gonna do it. You’re not getting it. So talk to me about you guys and where you come from and who you are as people because you don’t just all of a sudden emerge out of the cocoon and start creating this amazing music. It comes from a lifetime of growing and learning, and who wants to go first? I want you to tell people what you loved to do when you were six years old.
PS: I’ll go ahead. Well, actually, when I was a kid, we moved around a lot. I’m a Navy brat. So, we moved around a lot. And I picked up a guitar when I was in high school. And like all young men in high school, I just wanted to play as loud and as fast as I could. That was it.
Every young boy likes to blow things up.
PS: Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. When I went away to college, I played a lot in bands and stuff, but as all musicians know, it’s really hard to split $40 five waves and try to figure out how to pay for gas to get to the gig because it was not making any money. But what I did do was I was fortunate enough to get into orchestra pits. I started auditioning for plays and stuff. I did Jesus Christ Superstar and Damn Yankees, I did Godspell, I did Man of La Mancha. I just played musical theater. And that was great because I was able to continue studying, and it was steady work. And then I got into doing commercials and stuff, like radio commercials and things and just being kind of a side hackman in the studio. And then, I started to pick up how to conduct choirs and arrange for larger orchestral ensembles. And I have always been a bit of a church musician and a choirmaster, as well as playing in the pubs and bars from England to the United States, and just trying to share music as much as I could.
That’s nice. What a wonderful way to grow up. Did you like being a Navy brat? I liked being an army brat. I wouldn’t change the way I was raised for anything. And I can make a military corner when I make my bed.
PS: There you go. Actually, yes, and the funny thing about it is a lot of people ask me, well, you moved around so much, was that terrible? And all I tell them was, we always did, but everybody else, we were always going to school on base, for instance, DOD schools, Department of Defense Schools, and stuff. Everybody moved, it was funny, because you might move and meet somebody in second grade and then at another base in another place, you’re back, and you’re now in sixth grade together. It was just a way of life, it was not hard, or miserable, or anything like that; you get to see a lot of the world and have a great time.There’s a creative energy that blossoms in a room when you bring people together and they're just having fun. Click To Tweet
I loved it. And I find that my friends who are military brats, they make friends quickly. Because when you move around every year, you don’t have time, you just make friends. And I think it also probably makes you a better performer because you’re so used to being the new kid in school that when you’re standing on that–I’m just projecting here, tell me if it’s not true–but when you’re standing on that stage, the audience is your new friend. And you’re used to that. You can resonate with them in a way that a lot of people who’ve been in the same town their whole lives might not be able to. I’m just assuming that might be the case.
PS: Well, the audience changes, but the stage stays the same. That’s what is familiar.
Wow. And how about you?
JW: Yeah, kind of similar; I moved around a lot when I was a kid. I wasn’t a brat like y’all. I don’t think.
But I like the way you say, “y’all.”
JW: My dad was also in the Navy, and when he got back stateside, we just moved around a lot. So kind of the same. And got my love for music early on through my dad, while Bob Wills and Texas Playboys record playing early on every other Sunday when he’d be home off the road, or whatever it was. I’ve always loved all sorts of different kinds of music. I really love, like, South Pacific, Polynesian, and Hawaiian, of course, that’s where the steel guitar kind of comes from that sound. But I love classical music, all sorts, I like Arabian music. Pretty much every type of music I love listening to because I believe it’s a universal language that everyone understands. Even if the lyrics are in a foreign language, I mean, we do one that Paul and I can’t directly translate to you. We have one on the album, Pete can, and we know kind of what it means, we know what the meaning is. But there again, another proof of universal language because it just makes you feel good. The rhythm and the melody and the way that the lyric is delivered or whatever it is. So I had other record deals back in the day. This has been my favorite project, by far, that I’ve ever done musically. And I’m just really happy to be a part of it.
Well, you’ve opened for a lot of country bands, right?
JW: Yes. That was another world ago.
Wow. Isn’t it nice to be living in your own universe and doing what you love for yourself and people that you care about? I can’t imagine anything better, right?
JW: Yeah, I can’t add anything to that. It’s true freedom.
Well, is there anything I didn’t ask you that you want to cover?
JW: I don’t think so.
PS: No, I think you’ve quizzed us quite a bit. Well done, young lady, well done.
So here we have, I’ve been talking with the Radio Gunners. JW, Pete’s not here, but he’s here in spirit and Paul. And I have to tell you that their roots, they’re very diverse. Western swing, basque, folk, country, rock, Americana, I mean, even some Sinatra and the Rat Pack, musical theater, new wave. But this new album that came out in the spring, The Radio Gunners, is really a treasure. You guys go find it. So tell people again where they can go to find you guys on the internet.
Amazing social media. You got to be everywhere these days, right? You have to just kind of have to do it. Well, you guys, thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to do this. It’s really been fun, and I’ve had fun listening to the music, and I really do encourage seriously you guys go out and listen to this. And buy the album if you’re of a mind; it will help uplift your spirits. And in some cases, probably open your eyes to things that you may not have thought about. You guys go out and have a wonderful day and everybody, remember what I always tell you get up off your chair and go do something wonderful today. And nowadays that might be in your own home, but there’s still something wonderful for you to do. Have a great day. This is Cirina Catania with OWC Radio. I’m checking out
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- Find your tribe. Having a community that fully accepts you and gives you a good sense of belonging that can help improve your self-esteem.
- Share the enthusiasm with the people you care about. If you have something good, don’t hesitate to share the light.
- Spread an important message through art. If you have a cause you strongly believe in and want the world to become more aware of it, use art to better engage with your audience.
- Create an experience in the art you produce. Use emotions to catch your audience’s attention so you become more remarkable to them.
- Have fun! Don’t think too much about the technical stuff. When something makes you feel good and you’re not hurting others, keep doing it.
- Collaborate with diverse people. It’s so much better to work with a team that works as passionately and equally as hard. You’ll never know unless you try.
- Sit back and listen to good music. Take a break from social media. Take a break from the news and just relax and let go with some good ol’ tunes.
- Get out of your chair and do something. Figure out the steps you need to take to achieve your goals and just go for it.
- Listen and jam to Radio Gunners’ song, Mon Chere, Ma Belle.
- Grab a copy of their self titled album, Radio Gunners