On episode seventy six of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim are joined by Harold Brown (drummer and music director of Maverick City Music). Harold shares about his recent experience at the Grammy’s and talks about where he got his start and the steps it took to get to where he is now. Matt reminisces about his first time meeting Harold and the unexpected turn it took, and the guys discuss being a musician in a worship setting versus in a performance setting. Harold also explains how he directs Maverick sets and he answers some challenging listener questions!
On episode seventy five of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim talk about delicious meats and technology that is too advanced for them. Then, they attempt to dispel the intimidation that follows odd time signatures and they talk about utilizing subdivisions. Finally, the guys talk about the importance of discipleship after Matt shares about an event he recently attended.
On episode seventy four of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim joke about what gets them “pumped up”, then spend some time talking about the heartbreaking loss of the late, great, Taylor Hawkins. Matt shares about his struggle writing for the new August Burns Red album, which launches them into the topic of persistency. They talk about the value of being persistent and share some realistic ways to approach frustrating and difficult periods in drumming. To round it out, the guys share a few stories while exploring the concept of obedience, and discover some things about themselves in the process.
On episode seventy three of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim “celebrate” their official three year anniversary episode by bragging about how busy they are! They start by catching up and then transition into discussing some tactics to counteract being too busy to play drums, and outline some personal tendencies they often fall victim to. Similarly, they continue their conversation about busyness, but on how it applies to faith and more specifically, maintaining a relationship with God. They realize quickly that their approach is very telling about themselves.
On episode seventy two of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim get sidetracked from the start and decide to swap topics rather than derail a solid conversation about evangelism. They discuss how putting evangelism into a box can be harmful in many ways and stress the importance of integrity. Then the guys share about some lessons they’ve learned and things they’ve accomplished (or haven’t) in their drumming since the start of the year. Though many a tangent, random story, and awkward silence; this episode will be remembered (unlike evasive movie titles).
On episode seventy one of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim finally get around to bringing Matt’s drum tech (and pseudo physical therapist), Spencer Arnott on as a guest. Spencer talks about an injury that motivated him to learn more about physiology, and shares about the importance of focusing on your body and what is most natural while drumming. The guys also discuss the mental difficulty of accepting critique, and how hard it can be to try something new when you’re set in your own way.
On episode seventy of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim squeeze in an episode while Matt is back for a day home from tour. Matt talks about touring with Killswitch Engage, some unexpected events that occurred, and shares about a moment of panic which leads them into their drum topic where they consider some ways to respond to panic. Then, the guys follow the parallel life/faith topic discussing how to relax when things happen in life that aren’t fair.
On episode sixty nine of Holy Ghost Notes, Matt and Tim talk about being busy and randomly share some thoughts they have about finding the right significant other. Then Matt cons Tim into drastically mispronouncing a listener’s name before they begin their drum topic, walking through their home recording processes. They round it out with the topic of jealousy, which quickly transforms into the topic of contentment.
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.
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!