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CAN PSYCHEDELICS HELP WITH PTSD??? Rick Doblin and Ryan Walsh talk drugs 

In this episode of Podsongs, Ryan Walsh of the critically acclaimed Boston-band 'Hallelujah The Hills', interviews ground-breaking researcher Rick Doblin, founder of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). The interview that the song inspires is song called 'Get Free'.    

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/getfree  

Rick Doblin, Ph.D., is the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He received his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he wrote his dissertation on the regulation of the medical uses of psychedelics and marijuana and his Master’s thesis on a survey of oncologists about smoked marijuana vs. the oral THC pill in nausea control for cancer patients.  https://maps.org/  

Hallelujah The Hills have been releasing critically acclaimed albums and touring the U.S. since 2007. Described by Spin as “criminally underappreciated” and lauded by Pitchfork for their “fist pumping anthems,” they’ve been declared “Boston legends” in their hometown and as having a “cult following” by Stereogum. The band released their first two albums on Misra Records, assisted Titus Andronicus in recording their breakout album The Monitor, and are one of the only bands to have ever toured with The Silver Jews. Their sound was creatively explained as “the kind of punk rock you’d expect on stage at the roadhouse from ‘Twin Peaks’” in The Boston Herald. Others go further, with Aquarium Drunkard noting “few do it with the style and imagination of Hallelujah the Hills” and Captain’s Dead boldly publishing that they “without a doubt they are one of the greatest bands currently making music.” https://www.hallelujahthehills.com/  

 

LYRICS: We’ve been backstabbed betrayed, butchered and splayed On the altar of “the way it’s always been done.” It’s American, man, watch the funerals span The bulk of the calendar year  And you can shake your head say it’s not right Spend all your nights in electronic fights But you know in the end, there’s no way to defend The way we do nothing at all  When waking up is a trauma and hellos turns to drama You disassociate from every nuclear thought Total lack of conviction with a bullshit addiction It’s enough to forget all we’ve got  And all we’ve got could someday be enough A spiritual world where we lean into love Well hey I get it man, you’re not sure of the plan As you harangue me holding a beer  What if the best in us was on the cusp Of true manifestation? Could we take the leap into the deep And find that the softest landing?  And besides   What have we got to lose? If we could stay like this or get better, What would you choose?  I just want my friends to get free I just want my love to get free I just want the pained to get free I just want you to get free I just wanna get free   Come on let’s all get free      

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Chad Moses and Paula Jiven talk mental health 

In this episode, Chad Moses of 'To Write Love on Her Arms'—the non-profit dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide—talks to Swedish songwriter Paula Jiven to inspire a new song that will inspire those going through difficulties. 

Stream the song 'Don't forget how far you've come': https://ffm.to/dontforgethow 

TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery. Since its start in 2006, they have donated over $3 million directly into treatment and recovery making it possible for people to access mental health care when they need it the most. 

Each month, TWLOHA creates more than 11 million moments of hope through their online and social media presence for people in over 100 countries. And these moments lead to people taking the next step to find help as TWLOHA connects 3,000+ people monthly to mental health resources like crisis lines, support groups, and affordable local mental health resources through the FIND HELP Tool. 

On a mission to disrupt 

Swedish songwriter and artist Paula Jiven from Gothenburg made her debut appearance for the public at age 14 with her rendition of Michael Jackson's ‘Billie Jean' on Sweden's Got Talent in 2018. A cover that gave her a Golden Buzzer and that subsequently went viral, amassing over 4 million views to date. She has since then developed her songwriting talent together with Wamer/Chappell and currently shares her management with the likes of Imagine Dragons, Clinton Kane, and The Killers (Reynolds Management in Las Vegas, US). Paula Jiven makes spellbindingly original pop music, each song sparked from her radiant imagination. 

At just 18-years-old, she's already cultivated a truly singular voice as an artist, one that defies all expectations in favour of following her most playful and daring instincts. With a self-described mission of “disrupting the comfortable and comforting the disrupted,“ Jiven is set to deliver a debut body of work revealing her supreme gifts as a storyteller and the tremendous power of her captivating voice. 

 

 

 

DON’T FORGET HOW FAR YOU’VE COME 

Say you’re down 
And say your stuck 
Can’t get out of bed 

Laugh it off 
But it’s not a joke 
What’s messing with your head 

You say it’s hard 
To be living out 
In the way you wished you could 

But I know it’s not 
How you think it is 
When you think you’re really screwed 

You’ve got things 
you’re convinced you need 
The things you’ve got to be 

I’ll lend a hand 
And I’ll lend my eyes 
I wanna help you heal 

Cause all we need 
Is all you are 
I want you to run free 

You were always beautiful 
And one day 
I hope you’ll see 

Don’t forget how far you’ve come 
And I’ll - write the love upon your arms 
I’ll lend my hand, I want to help you heal 
You’re all we need, I want you to run free 
You’re all we need, I want you to run free 
You’re all we need, I want you to run free 

You’re all we need, I want you to run free 

I want you to run 

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Recorded at @Goldmine.Records 

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Heba Gowayed discusses the world's refugee crisis (guest musician Scott Johnson of Juniper) 

What happens when a young Boston musician interviews a Professor of Sociology at Boston University about the refugee crisis happening worldwide? The answer is a great song for Social Change.    

Stream the song:  https://ffm.to/juniperborderline 

Heba Gowayed is the Moorman-Simon Assistant Professor of Sociology at Boston University, and it's her job to make sense of it all. Her research, which is global and comparative, examines how low-income people traverse social services, immigration laws, and their associated bureaucracies, while grappling with gender and racial inequalities. 

Heba’s writing has appeared in Gender & Society, Ethnic & Racial Studies, Sociological Forum and in public outlets including Slate and Teen Vogue. Her new book, Refuge, out now with Princeton University Press, explores how states shape the potential of people pursuing refuge within their borders. She is currently working on her second book, The Cost of Borders, which theorizes borders as a costly, and often deadly, transaction. 

 

 

JUNIPER 

After meeting in college, Scott Johnson, Ahren Shreeve, and Alejandro Marín formed Juniper. The group has formed their unique sound from diverse influences of alternative rock, folk, R&B, and bedroom pop. With various vocalists throughout their early discography, one thing has remained constant: their songwriting is tangibly honest, ranging from upbeat and high energy to delicate and introspective. With roots in local venues and basement gigs, their music found a loyal fan base early on, which has since only grown. At just 21 years old, the band has emerged as one of the new faces of the Boston music scene, and with this encouragement, they’ve consolidated and are now working on their debut album, coming soon. 

On the borderline 

Ordinary people 
Are intertwined 
On the borderline 

If you think it’s equal 
Then you’re colorblind 
Can’t you see it’ll never be the same 

Even if you’re from the same place 
Disproportionate, longevity 
Based on things you wouldn’t believe… 

Who’s complicit in creating (generating) lies 
A never-ending staircase 
With freedom at the top in disguise 

Protected by 
Countries with money 
And no sense of pain 

The pain, of dropping everything 
And moving away 
At the borderline Hope is used 

To build the lie// 
That it's a better life 
It takes a criminal mind 

For death and sacrifice 
To find a compromise 
To find a compromise 

But can’t u see it’ll never be the same 
Even if you’re from the same place 
People seek refuge 

But don’t you go calling them refugees… 
Who’s complicit in creating (generating) lies 
A never-ending staircase 

With freedom at the top in disguise 
Protected by 
Countries with money 

And no sense of pain 
The pain, of dropping everything 
And moving away 

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Psychologist Paul Gilbert on compassion for courage and the alleviation of suffering - ft. Patrick McGuire 

"Compassion is the antidote to suffering and harmfulness. Put simply, it is a sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent it." So says Psychologist Paul Gilbert, the godfather of Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), in an interview that inspires singer-songwriter Patrick McGuire of Straight White Teeth to create a new song called ‘NOTHING’S BY DESIGN’. 

Research has now revealed how our capacities for compassion evolved, how it works in our bodies and our brains, and when cultivated, is a source of courage and wisdom to address suffering. Compassionate courage lies in the willingness to see into the nature and causes of suffering - in ourselves, others and the human condition.    

Patrick McGuire-inspired 
Straight White Teeth is the tenacious songwriting project of musician and writer Patrick McGuire.  Stream the song: https://ffm.to/nothingsbydesign 

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Nothing's by Design

Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 10 

A commentary on the last 11 songs created for the Podsongs project, with musicians Jack Stafford, Maurizio Sarnicola, Massimino Voza and Luigi Falcione. Go behind the scenes with the band to hear how they made the songs inspired by the interviews. 

1) A Hose Through Which Love Flows 
2) It's Not 1984 
3) War On Mother Nature 
4) From Me To We 
5) This Is Making Me Crazy 
6) Transhuman Dreams 
7) The Rules of Ayurveda (Dinacharya) 
8) Where Were The Drugs? 
9) Let Go 
10) CRISPR 
11) Masterpiece 
12) Next episode 

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Professor Carl Hart on why everything you think you know about drugs is wrong - Musical guest... 

In this episode of Podsongs—the show where musicians interview inspirational people, as inspiration for a new song—Professor Carl Hart, author of Drug Use for Grownups and a campaigner for drug law reform, talks to American singer-songwriter Tanner Peterson about why everything we know about drug addiction is wrong. The resulting song inspired by the conversation is called ‘Break the Spell’ and features Carl’s son Damon Xavier rapping as guest vocalist.   

https://drcarlhart.com/ 
https://tannerpmusic.com/ 

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/tannerbreakthespell 

 

 

 

 

BREAK THE SPELL 

They’re coming again 
They’re coming for my own heart 
Just follow the trend 
Everyone plays their part 

Need a reset 
Spirits in the mind are breaking through 
New consciousness 
Visions of something I can’t prove 

We’re changing slowly 
But still falling onto ourselves 
Can’t stop the controlling 
Could melodies break the spell? 

Illegal truth 
Covered up like it’s suicide 
Forbidden fruit 
How can you tell me what is mine? 

We’re changing slowly 
But still falling onto ourselves 
Can’t stop the controlling 
Could melodies break the spell? 

We’re changing slowly 
But still falling onto ourselves 
Can’t stop the controlling 
Could melodies break the spell? 

Time to grow up 
'Cause it’s no rights if they control us 
My whole life all I heard was “no drugs” 
Coming from the motherfuckers that don’t even know drugs 
And as I 
Get to get a little closer 
I can identify the propaganda like “hold up” 
Then we can recognize that the lies never hold up 
Whether you do a line, or wine, or you roll up 
High Times couldn’t cover my mind by the byline 
The news never spill the truth on a timeline 
The boys in blue are the brutes in my lifetime 
I been on sidelines and now it’s high time 
Look at the country deposit 
Locking my people for profit 
How can you look in the mirror? 
I cannot honor "Your Honor" 
Chasing our happiness and I’m knowing the courage will cause it 
What do we need? To get out the closet 
Wassup? 

We’re changing slowly 
But still falling onto ourselves 
Can’t stop the controlling 
Could melodies break the spell? 

We’re changing slowly 
But still falling onto ourselves 
Can’t stop the controlling 
Could melodies break the spell? 
Could melodies break the spell? 
Could melodies break the spell? 

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Michael Gervais and Katie Welch on being your own Masterpiece 

In this episode of Podsongs—the show where musicians interview inspirational people, as inspiration for a new song—high-performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais, who’s worked with some of the world’s top athletes, talks to LA singer Katie Welch about what it takes to be the best version of ourselves. The result is a song called ‘Masterpiece’ which invites you discover the artist inside your heart. 

Learn the power of thinking 

High-performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais has dedicated his career to exploring how to push the boundaries of human potential. His clients include Olympians and Fortune 100 CEOs. As the host of the Finding Mastery podcast he interviews world-leading professionals taking their fields to the edge. Dr. Gervais works in high-stakes environments with some of the world’s top-performing athletes and businesspeople. He is known for his work on the Red Bull Stratos project, where he helped Felix Baumgartner overcome the anxiety and claustrophobia felt when he pulled on his jumps suit to make the history-making leap from 128,000 feet. Meditation, mindfulness and team-building techniques introduced by Dr. Gervais are credited by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll as being key to his team’s 2014 Super Bowl win. Carroll and Dr. Gervais continue to work together as co-founders of Compete to Create, a digital platform helping people become their best through mindset training. Here, Dr. Gervais shares insights gleaned from working with the best in the world. 

Katie Welch is an American Pop-Jazz singer and songwriter based in Los Angeles, her cinematic pop-soul sound highlights her powerful presence and soulful voice, influenced by the greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, and Celine Dion, but with a dance/disco-funk edge inspired by The Jacksons, Prince, Cher, Stevie Wonder, and Christina Aguilera 

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/katiemasterpiece 

 

 

MASTERPIECE 

Everyday’s an opportunity to create a living masterpiece 
The biggest thing that hold us back is the fear of what other people think 
Your most authentic self’s available to you every day and everywhere that you meet your feet 
Cuz when we’re present and we’re grounded and we’re mindful 
That’s when life gets really sweet 

Because we’ve all got the chance to be the best versions of ourselves 
And we can learn to harness all the gifts we’ve each got to express 
You’re enough just because you are 
And everything you need is inside of you 
Your inner capabilities are absolutely extraordinary 

Baby you’re a work of art 
The artist is inside your heart 
Your body is the canvas 
And you’re mind is the paint 
Once you can see the picture you can paint it for the world to see 

Because we’ve all got the chance to be the best versions of ourselves 
And we can learn to harness all the gifts we’ve each got to express 
You’re enough just because you are 
And everything you need is inside of you 
Your inner capabilities are absolutely extraordinary 

Baby you’re a work of art 
The artist is inside your heart 
Your body is the canvas 
And you’re mind is the paint 
So paint the picture that you want the world to see 

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Josiah Zayner and Chicks on Speed talk biohacking and Do-It-Yourself DNA  

Jo Zayner is a biohacker, artist, and scientist best known for their self-experimentation and work making hands-on genetic engineering accessible to a lay audience, including CRISPR. josiahzayner.com/   

Chicks on Speed is a feminist music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and American Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. http://www.chicksonspeed.com/  

Podsongs is a podcast where musicians interview inspirational people as inspiration for a new song. www.podsongs.com  

 

 

 

 

 

CRISPR   

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CRISPR 
CRISPR 

CRISPR 
CRISPR 
CRIS, CRIS, CRIS, PR 

Where’s the bass? Doing the science 
Cut and add, you’ve got the sequence 
Making it happen 
Do you want to jam, with my genes? 

Give me some of your genetic engineering 
Your kitchen garage time machine 
Take me to see a dragon 
Everybody has a device to push the button 

Bottom up, top down 
Lifloning logistics 
Baby genes in editing 
Change our genes, make a choice 
Self-injected, what’s the real 
Believe in who, what’s the wrong in the world 

Science isn’t done a lab coat 
Seeing through your twisted CRISPR 
Science isn’t done a lab coat 

Empty hallways what’s going on 
Artificial balance hey 
Hey love I could lose 
Body autonomy 

Me and you just we two point of view 
What’s the truth? 

Make me faith 
Make me real 
Change modify 

Men on estrogen 
Therapy it’s popular 
Vocabulary 

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CRISPR 
CRISPR 
CRISPR 
CRISPR 

I was not born this way 
Didn’t like my DNA 
You said my genes were lame 
Were so uncool and my parents were to blame 

If only, science made me cooler 
Maybe some talent and a photogenic bone structure 
Dear science, save me from this gene pool 
It’s mediocre why does nature have to be so cruel? 

What do you think about mosquitos? 
What about repair kit? 
What about the DNA? 
What about the therapy? 
What is natural? 
Have the repair kit rather than the scalpel? 
What about fixing the murals? 
What about repair kit subsitutes for jail cells? 

I’m starving mosquito flying around 
Can’t locate dinner 
Receptors are down 
My target of desired of plasma can’t be found 
A starving mosquito 
Buzzing around 
Buzzing around 
Buzzing around 
Buzzing around 

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Track-by-Track Commentary on Podsongs Volume 9 

A commentary on the last 12 songs created for the Podsongs project, with musicians Jack Stafford, Maurizio Sarnicola, Massimino Voza and Luigi Falcione. Go behind the scenes with the band to hear how they made the songs inspired by the interviews.    

1) Unclench 
2) It's Possible 
3) Afterlife 
4) Bravery 
5) Kudzu From Heaven 
6) Changes 
7) Unravel 
8) Moment of Truth 
9) A Change Is Coming 
10) Change without pain 
11) Live to Give 
12) Where Attention Goes    

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Kyle Cease and Doe Paoro on the need to let go 

Can you learn to let go? This is what Kyle Cease challenges Doe Paoro to do in their interview together in this episode of Podsongs.   

New York Times Best Selling author Kyle Cease has a gift of merging comedy with personal transformation.  As a comedian, Kyle had two #1 Comedy Central specials and was voted as #1 ranking on Comedy Central’s Stand-up Showdown. After leaving his job as an award-winning comedian, Kyle dedicated his life to helping others and created Evolving Out Loud, which is a growing community with over 400 thousand members worldwide. Kyle has personally coached over fifteen thousand people and his YouTube videos have been watched over 60 million times.  http://kylecease.com/  

Working under the name Doe Paoro, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Sonia Kreitzer blends elements of soul, R&B, dubstep, and dark-toned pop. After earning critical accolades with her self-made first album, she signed to Anti-, working with members of Bon Iver and making her label debut with 2015's After. Slow to Love Following a trip to Tibet, the Syracuse native began recording under the name Doe Paoro, folding Tibetan opera vocal influences into her own minimalist pop sound.  https://www.doepaoro.com/  

Stream the song: https://ffm.to/doeletgo 

 

 

LET GO

Well I never had the sense of a road 
No no no no 

And I gave up all of my knowing 
A long time ago 

Yeah I tried 
To let go 
Of what could not hold 

Well I promised myself a love 
That wouldn't rely 

On anyone else's choosing me 
This love never dies 

Yeah I tried 
To let go 
Of what was a love so many times 

I had to let go so many times 
I had to let go of so many lives 

I had to let go of so many so many so many lives 
So many times 
I had to let go 

I had to let go 
I had to let go 
Of so many lives 

So many times 

Well I walked to the edge 
Gave my prayer to the stars 

What if the thing that I want most 
Is breaking my heart 

Well I tried, yes I tried to accept what is hard 
Yeah I tried to accept what is hard 
I had to let go 
So many times 
I had to let go of so many lives 
so many lives 

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