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Ear Medicine

Interviews with Bay Area, California artists and makers + thoughts about creativity, awareness and connection. Hosted by Marilyn McNeal, an independent musician, composer and visual artist working on indie alt folk and experimental roots music under the name Chantmagick.See Marilyn's work ūüĎČūüŹŅ https://linktr.ee/chantmagick

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Just Some Thoughts - Album Launch

In this episode, I return  to the podcast after a month of creating a new album launch. I talk about the challenges of the launch with an eye on three pieces of advice. be adaptable understand your why don’t hesitate Watch album promos on YouTube: http://bit.ly/fall2018newalbum Stream on Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/album/2SRMpwpzKxJnWBnSmFRqWG Purchase digital downloads or CDs: https://chantmagick.bandcamp.com/album/a-dance-for-trees


20 Nov 2018

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Just Some Thoughts - Why Alice in Wonderland

In this episode, I talk a bit about why I chose Alice in Wonderland as a story to re-tell. 


4 Feb 2019

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Just Some Thoughts - Alice in Wonderland Trailer

This year, I am re-telling the Alice in Wonderland story through a music and dance video web series that unfolds in the woods of Northern California. Come with me on this journey as Alice explores reality, truth and beauty. This is a the narration for the 90 second trailer of Down The Rabbit Hole - A Musical Journey Based on Alice in Wonderland


4 Feb 2019

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Just Some Thoughts - Worthiness (N)

This weeks talk was inspired by a quote I saw that referred to "whole hearted people living from a deep sense of worthiness."  For some reason, these words move me deeply!


13 Sep 2018

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Just Some Thoughts - Incubation (N)

In this episode, I share some thoughts about Dr. Amit Goswami's ideas about creativity and consciousness. Dr. Goswami is a retired full professor in the department of Physics at University of Oregon from 1968 - 1997. A video version of this podcast along with over 100 original music videos can be found at https://chantmagick.com


25 Aug 2018

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Ear Medicine - An Interview with Paul Lewin

Paul Lewin is a painter and visual artist based in Oakland, California. Kianga, by Paul Lewin, all rights reserved. His beautiful work is inspired by science fiction, fantasy art, and Afro Caribbean and African folklore. In this interview, Paul discusses his influences past and present.  website: https://www.paullewinart.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paullewinart/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paullewinart Interviewed by: Marilyn McNeal, marilynmcneal.com, chantmagick.com, bayareadigitalwhisperer.com


31 Jan 2020

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Ear Medicine - An Interview with Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh

On August 12, 2019, I interviewed Dawline-Jane Oni-Eseleh, a California based artist and illustrator. We were in conversation for an hour and a wide range of topics are covered! To find Dawline's work online, please go to http://www.dawlinejaneart.com/ Her Instagram account is https://www.instagram.com/disfordilettante/ My music, videos, and mini documentaries can be found at chantmagick.com Feel free to contact me at marilyn@chantmagick.com if you’d like to support my efforts to bring artist interviews and conversations to you, be sure to subscribe, rate, and share this podcast.


13 Aug 2019

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Ear Medicine - An Interview with Monica Medeiros of Bricolage Press

In this podcast episode, I interview Monica Medeiros, a Vallejo, CA-based artist who specializes in creating work using the letterpress. Monica also teaches workshops on natural dying and eco-printing. Her business is called Bricolage Press. You can find out more about her work and workshops at https://bricolage-press.myshopify.com/ She regularly posts updates on her Instagram page. https://www.instagram.com/bricopress/ If you enjoyed this interview, please take a moment to leave a like and review. This gesture of support allows my work to become visible and helps me continue to share information about other creators. You can follow my work online at the following locations: https://chantmagick.comhttps://www.facebook.com/chantmagick/ https://www.instagram.com/chantmagick/ https://twitter.com/chantmagick?lang=en https://medium.com/@chantmagick Thank you!! ~ Marilyn


12 Jul 2019

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Ear Medicine - An Interview with Jen Laursen of Tilt Leather

In this week's podcast, I had the pleasure of interviewing Jen Laursen, a teaching artist and leatherworker based in the Bay Area of California. Jen makes leather accessories by hand, inspired by leatherwork from Mexico and fashion and artwork from the American art deco and 1970's periods. She taught herself (and is still learning!) via old manuals, YouTube videos, and her own trial and error process.   She teaches private lessons and group workshops at Workshop SF in San Francisco and at Handcraft Studio School in El Cerrito as well as in her home studio.  I first encountered Jen's work at a local store in our town. I went on to follow her Instagram account and fell in love with her work and her spirit! Enjoy the interview. You can get in touch with Jen using the links below Website: https://www.tiltleather.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiltleather/


3 Apr 2019

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Just Some Thoughts - Creativity (N)

In this initial podcast episode, I discuss thoughts and feelings about Madeleine L'Engle's quote about creativity. A video version of this podcast along with over 100 original music videos can be found at https://chantmagick.com


18 Aug 2018

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