The Holy Ghost Notes Podcast
68: All Work No Pray (Let’s Work + Let’s Pray)

68: All Work No Pray (Let’s Work + Let’s Pray)

January 9, 2022

On episode sixty eight of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt keeps forgetting to mention that he’s engaged (badum tss). Tim and his family have Covid but that doesn’t stop the guys from having a healthy conversation to kick off the new year. Matt and Tim start by talking a little about the recent Christmas Burns Red show, then transition into their first topics of 2022. They talk about putting in the work and doing the hard things to hit your goals, then they talk about starting off on the right foot, no matter the situation, by beginning with prayer. They finish it out by sharing one regret and one thing they’re each proud of from last year. 

67: Unwrapping Anticipation (Anticipating Drums + Anticipating Peace)

67: Unwrapping Anticipation (Anticipating Drums + Anticipating Peace)

December 24, 2021

On episode sixty seven of Ho-Ho-Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim catch up and talk about preparing for Christmas, then briefly refocus their attention towards those who may be having a difficult time during this holiday season and speak to the part that we all play in being there for each other. Matt draws up an interesting hypothetical scenario and the guys discuss their differences when it comes to the anticipation of playing drums. Similarly, the guys talk about anticipating peace after Matt reads a moving prayer. They round it out with a light hearted Christmassy question. Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

66: Adam Gray & Andrew Tkaczyk

66: Adam Gray & Andrew Tkaczyk

December 9, 2021

On episode sixty six of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim bring back their good friends and top requested return guests, Adam Gray (Texas In July) and Andrew Tkaczyk (The Ghost Inside). Adam talks about returning to the drum kit for the upcoming Christmas Burns Red show and about posting new content to his YouTube channel. Andrew talks about performing with TGI again and about his side projects, including a pop-punk project with Tim and some esteemed collaborators. The guys struggle to catch their breath through many laughs and relatable stories as Andrew and Adam patiently wait to start booting up Call of Duty, once again. What a rush!

65: Growing Pains (Drumming Growth + Spiritual Growth)

65: Growing Pains (Drumming Growth + Spiritual Growth)

November 24, 2021

On episode sixty five of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim start by talking about Thanksgiving then quickly shift over to gratitude after sharing about a close friend’s car accident that happened the morning of the recording. Matt drops three important points to keep top of mind, then, as a follow up to their “goals” topic, the guys talk about “growth”, both in drumming and in life. They each outline three areas where they’ve seen growth as drummers, and they share about some of the growth they’ve seen in themselves personally, since the start of the podcast.

64: Adam Skatula

64: Adam Skatula

November 10, 2021

On episode sixty four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt tells of his near-death experience and the guys catch up on life now that Matt is home from tour. Then they bring on their friend Adam Skatula (drummer of Citizens and long-time A&R rep at Tooth & Nail/Solid State Records) for a heart to heart. Adam shares about his experience at Mars Hill church in Seattle prior to its scandalous collapse and speaks on the importance of separating biblical truths from corrupted church experiences. He also talks a little about his past, the unconventional path that led him to work at the label, and lends some advice around what it really means to have a record deal and what qualities he looks for in the artists he signs.

63: Best You‘ve Ever Played (Goals Part 2 + Idolatry)

63: Best You‘ve Ever Played (Goals Part 2 + Idolatry)

October 24, 2021

On episode sixty three of Holy Ghost Notes, Tim shares about some changes in his life and what he’s been learning along the way. This launches the guys into a conversation about what church is/should be (surprise surprise). Matt talks about a meaningful experience that emphasized the true value of setting goals, and he reveals some new goals that he’s set for himself. Then, Tim spurs on the robust topic of idolatry, and what he’s been thinking about in regards to the slippery slope that leads to idolatry in modern culture.

62: Be Our Best (Simple vs. Complex Drumming + Good Steward)

62: Be Our Best (Simple vs. Complex Drumming + Good Steward)

October 9, 2021

On episode sixty two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim talk on a whim about being insecure about their appearance and the negative effects of those insecurities. They dive into their drum topic comparing the subtleties of complex styles of drumming versus simpler styles of drumming, and how they both have a place and a purpose. Then, the guys bite off a little more than they can chew with the topic of what it means to be a good steward and doing everything to the best of your abilities, even (and especially) when nobody is watching.  

61: Back, From the Back Lounge (Finding Your Why + Asking ”Why?”)

61: Back, From the Back Lounge (Finding Your Why + Asking ”Why?”)

September 24, 2021

On episode sixty one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim laugh about the technical difficulties leading up to the recording of the episode, and Matt realizes how much has changed in his life since the last time he was recording from the back lounge of the tour bus. The guys start off by outlining the importance of “finding your why” as a drummer/musician. Then, similarly cover the topic of finding the why behind actions followed under the umbrella of "Christianity," the slippery slope between faith and religion, and the value of simply asking, "Why?". 

60: Seamus Evely

60: Seamus Evely

September 9, 2021

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.

59: I Don’t Understand (Writing a Solo + Perspective)

59: I Don’t Understand (Writing a Solo + Perspective)

August 24, 2021

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. 

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