The Holy Ghost Notes Podcast
45: Run the Other Direction (Drum DNA + War Zone)

45: Run the Other Direction (Drum DNA + War Zone)

January 24, 2021

On episode forty five of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt shares about a friend who recently passed away of cancer and Tim contrastingly shares about preparing for a new baby. The guys jump right into talking about a drummer’s unique ‘Drum DNA’ and how that plays into growth as a drummer. They also dive into Luke 5 and explore how obedience to God, even when it’s difficult or doesn’t make sense, can be the best thing for you. 

44: Adam Gray Returns

44: Adam Gray Returns

January 10, 2021

On episode forty four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined, once again, by their friend Adam Gray (of Texas In July) and it gets personal. Adam talks about his newfound enthusiasm for reading books, brought on by his fresh college career. Through many a shared laugh, the guys talk video games, tour life, "normal life", writing music, and answer some listener questions. To top it all off, Adam drops some wisdom around mental health and how he deals with anxiety.

43: Christmas is Offensive (The Christmas Story + New Year’s Drum Resolution)

43: Christmas is Offensive (The Christmas Story + New Year’s Drum Resolution)

December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas! On episode forty three of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim switch things up and jump into their faith topic first. After reading through the Christmas story, they talk about what it means to them and, as usual, uncover some deep and unconventional truths. Then, inspired by a recent conversation with Matt Gartska, the guys refocus on what drum goals/resolutions to set in the new year and reiterate some of their most impactful tips.

42: Ask and You Shall Receive (Questions & Answers)

42: Ask and You Shall Receive (Questions & Answers)

December 9, 2020

On episode forty two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim reminisce about the non-profit they “failed” to get off the ground and find a way to shift the perspective. Then they change things up and answer as many listener questions as they can fit into an episode, many of which lead to some very interesting dialogue, decisions, and discoveries. 

41: Andrew Tkaczyk

41: Andrew Tkaczyk

November 24, 2020

On episode forty one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring on their friend Andrew Tkaczyk of The Ghost Inside for a heart to heart, and boy is it just something else! They talk about Adam Gray, Andrew's clothing company - TakeBack Brand, Andrew's uncanny voice impressions, gaming with Adam Gray, recovering after the tragic bus accident, the chilling TGI comeback show, and Adam Gray. This episode has it all. What a rush!

40: Take a Deep Breath (Accuracy + Thankfulness)

40: Take a Deep Breath (Accuracy + Thankfulness)

November 9, 2020

On episode forty of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up after a busy month of non-podcast related activity. They quickly dive into an old-fashioned drum topic on the importance of playing with accuracy, and lend some tips on how to test and improve precision. Then the guys round it out with the timely topic of thankfulness and discover some deep truths for themselves. 

39: Sarah Thawer

39: Sarah Thawer

October 24, 2020

On episode thirty nine of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by Toronto based drummer, Sarah Thawer. They talk about Sarah's Zildjian Live experience earlier this year, the difficulties of being a female in a predominately male drumming field, and how breaking out of your creative process can actually inspire creativity. For the first time ever, Tim flies solo with some exciting announcements!

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.

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