On episode sixty of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by Seamus Evely (host of the Drumeo Gab podcast). Seamus opens up about his departure from Drumeo Gab and his new life chapter fueled by a fire and a new baby on the way. The guys discuss life, podcasting, drumming, and Seamus shares a little about his new podcast “Shootin’ the Shit with Seamus,” as well as a touching spiritual experience he had with his son.
On episode fifty nine of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up a little bit and talk about Tim’s vacation and Matt’s upcoming tour. They also realize some similarities in their individual growth and comment on their slight change of heart throughout the life of the podcast. Matt “kicks it off” with the “hard hitting” and “dynamic” topic of writing a drum solo. He “breaks down” his process and the guys “roll” out the most important aspects in the creation of a solo. Then Tim provides an interesting “perspective” to the topic of discovering things beyond our understanding, leading to an intense discussion around the importance of perspective.
On episode fifty eight of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by their new friend, Mike Sleath (drummer for Shawn Mendes). Mike talks about his background, his experience with rejection (and sweet redemption), and shares a couple painfully awkward experiences meeting his drummer heroes. The guys talk about the difficulty of finding time to progress on drums while on tour, the value of treating everyone with equal respect, and Mike levels with us about his new "nursery pop-punk" song called, Running on the Moon.
On episode fifty seven of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim talk about their fondness ProTools for music and audio production, then transition into talking about their daily practice routines. Matt breaks down a simple way to structure your practice time and set goals, while still keeping it fun and relaxed. It starts getting fishy when Matt tells a compelling story that keeps Tim on his toes. The guys finish it out with a couple fascinating thoughts on how there’s often more clarity “in the valley”.
On episode fifty six of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim "exchange some pleasantries" and talk about the need for a getaway or something special outside of your normal workflow. Then they introduce their friend, Dave King (founder of iMatter Festival and executive director of HeartSupport). Matt and Dave reminisce a little bit about their friendship and how it developed. Dave talks about the YourLife Gathering/Conference, his approach to teaching and mentoring leaders, and the importance of community in a culture of division. He also speaks into the important topic of mental health and sprinkles some challenging and insightful thoughts throughout the conversation.
On episode fifty five of Holy Ghost Notes, Tim kicks it off by correcting a mistake he made in a prior episode after being called out by a listener, the guys joke about Matt’s role as Peter Criss in an upcoming movie, and announce an upcoming HeartSupport conference. After Tim reveals a surprising factoid, they talk about how it’s never too late to brush off the dust and get back on the drums. Matt brings a hard hitting topic on how we each live in our own bubble, meaning; your worldview is developed by your experiences and isn’t always rooted in the truth.
On episode fifty four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt takes us to Hollywood (or maybe just New Jersey) by teasing his breakout role in a new feature film. Then Tim and Matt run through a list of “drumming essentials” or what they believe are the most crucial elements to being a proficient drummer, regardless of what style of music you play. They round it out with the deeply personal topic of Intrusive Thoughts and find some revelation and encouragement that they take to heart.
On episode fifty three of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt talks about the preparation that went into the August Burns Red: Leveler 10 Year Anniversary Live Stream event. The guys proceed to reminisce about their friendship in 2011 when Leveler was first written and recorded. Then Tim and Matt each share a video of a drum performance that has meaning to them and talk about the difference between performing live in front of an audience versus performing in a recording studio setting or at home practicing. They finish it out by taking on the topic of conviction and analyze what it actually means to be “convicted”.
On episode fifty two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim, in typical fashion, follow a tangent right out the gate prior to introducing an exciting evolution to the Inner Circle membership. Then the guys exchange frightening, painful, and embarrassing stories from their time on the road. They finish it out with the topic of “temptation” and come to realize some fascinating, insightful, and helpful parallels leading to a powerful conclusion.
On episode fifty one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim get back to the classic format after four consecutive guest episodes and kick it off with some lighthearted banter. After getting a little sidetracked, the guys decide to revisit the topic of drum gear and the reasoning behind their choice equipment. They finish out the episode with another “hard hitting” topic rooted in a verse out of Ecclesiastes, seasons in life.