The Holy Ghost Notes Podcast
38: Alex Shelnutt

38: Alex Shelnutt

October 9, 2020

On episode thirty eight of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring on their friend Alex Shelnutt (of A Day To Remember) and it goes to 11! The guys discuss the difficulties of progressing in a world seemingly standing still, and Alex tells of his recent wedding that didn’t quite go as planned. Alex also shares about his start as the drummer of ADTR and answers some listener questions. Hint: Listen for the secret ending!

37: Cobus Potgieter

37: Cobus Potgieter

September 24, 2020

On episode thirty seven of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by South Africa based drummer and YouTube personality, Cobus Potgieter (whose name they struggle to pronounce correctly). They talk about Cobus’ big project that was nearly ruined by the global pandemic, then Cobus shares a few stories of his time spent with Rush drummer, Neil Peart, while working at Drum Channel. They round it out with some great conversation and valuable tips, namely, how important it is to have fun.

36: Pickleweed (Motivation + Positivity)

36: Pickleweed (Motivation + Positivity)

September 9, 2020

On episode thirty six of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim try to figure out what exactly everyone is celebrating on Labor Day. When they jump into the topic of practicing, they quickly realize the conversation is actually about  motivation and gauging the value of sacrifice. Then the guys talk about positivity versus negativity and make some deep discoveries along the way.

35: Alex Camarena

35: Alex Camarena

August 24, 2020

On episode thirty five of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim have an impromptu discussion about stepping outside of your comfort zone to learn something new right before bringing on their friend Alex Camarena (drummer of Silent Planet). Alex tells of his unofficial induction into Silent Planet and their new album being recorded from home amidst the pandemic. He also talks about how he stays hopeful, where his "gospel chops" were birthed, and shares a couple things he thinks every drummer should know. They finish it out with questions from a couple HGN Inner Circle members. Peppered with stories, meaningful conversation, and a lot of laughs, this is a fun episode you don't want to miss.

34: Who Is Your Audience? (Sensitivity + Legacy)

34: Who Is Your Audience? (Sensitivity + Legacy)

August 9, 2020

On episode thirty four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up after Tim's vacation and quickly realize that Matt has been tricked into going on vacation as a "helpful uncle". The guys discuss what being sensitive to the needs of a song means as drummers in different genres and how to apply it to the kit. Then, Matt opens up about a close friend who passed away this past week which leads into a deeply personal conversation on what it looks like to leave behind a legacy.

33: Jonathan Thomas

33: Jonathan Thomas

July 24, 2020

On episode thirty three of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring on their old friend, Jonathan Thomas (Ascend the Hill, Civilian, and more). After catching up a little bit, Jonathan talks about his drum journey, his meant-to-be story of joining Ascend the Hill, and opens up about a condition that he's struggled with for many years. Between the laughs, the tips, and the fulfilling conversation, we hope you enjoy this one.

32: Aaron Spears

32: Aaron Spears

July 10, 2020

On episode thirty two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring on the long anticipated drummer and friend, Aaron Spears (Usher, Ariana Grande, American Idol, Brittany Spears, Lady Gaga, and many more.) The guys reminisce about some memorable moments, talk about how to manage the pressures of touring at a professional level, and about how faith works it’s way into every day life, especially amid recent events.

31: Adam’s Apple (Stage Fright + Distractions)

31: Adam’s Apple (Stage Fright + Distractions)

June 24, 2020

On episode thirty one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt lives to tell the story of his recent injury before fearlessly attacking the topic of stage fright. The guys share some of their own experiences and explore some methods of overcoming. Then Matt and Tim discuss distractions and open up about some things that have been disabling them from making the most of this present life. They finish it out with another difficult, yet worthwhile challenge!

30: Look At Yourself (Drum Videos + Being Wrong)

30: Look At Yourself (Drum Videos + Being Wrong)

June 10, 2020

On episode thirty of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up after an eventful couple of weeks and talk about creating drum videos. Then, they tackle the topic of “being wrong” and recognizing self-righteousness in their own lives. They finish it out with a challenge for everyone.

29: The Adorned Identity (Home Studios + Identity)

29: The Adorned Identity (Home Studios + Identity)

May 25, 2020

On episode twenty nine of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim overcome various technical difficulties to deep dive what went into building their home studios. Then the guys scratch the surface on the topic of identity and placing your identity in Christ. Finally, for the first time ever, they bring on an Inner Circle member for a short conversation.

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