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EP62: GRATITUDE with Jacob Slichter, Drummer of Semisonic, Author, and Professor

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Summary:
Jacob Slichter, drummer for Semisonic, shares his journey in the music industry and the lessons he has learned along the way. He discusses the band's rise to success, the challenges they faced, and the importance of gratitude and perseverance. Jacob also talks about the process of writing his book and the recent release of Semisonic's new album.
About The Guest:
Jacob Slichter is the drummer for Semisonic, an American rock band known for their hit song "Closing Time." He is also an author and a professor.
Key Takeaways:

  • Success in the music industry is not guaranteed and can be unpredictable. It is important to be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that come your way.
  • Showing up and doing the work is essential for growth and success as an artist. Persistence and compassion are key.
  • Impostor syndrome is common among artists, but it is important to recognize your own worth and not let self-doubt hold you back.
  • The process of creating art can be challenging, but it is important to embrace the difficulties and keep pushing forward.
  • Growth as an artist is ongoing and requires continuous practice and self-reflection.

Quotes:

  • "Our success had actually come much earlier. And it was just merely the fact that we had an audience and that we had a band, and we were making music that really spoke for us." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to actually enjoy the work because that's really what you have. In the end, that's the only thing that's guaranteed, is you get to do the work." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to be willing to just hang in there and keep showing up and just trust in the power of showing up." - Jacob Slichter
  • "Being blocked is part of the work. The difficulty that we have making things is part of the work, and we may have friends who are much more prolific than we are. That's great for them, but we have to recognize that for us, our work is to do our work." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to learn how to have compassion for yourself, and you've also got to learn how to... have persistence and show up." - Jacob Slichter

Support the Show.

Becoming Undone is a NiTROHype Creative production. Written and produced by me, Toby Brooks. If you or someone you know has a story of resilience and victory to share for Becoming Undone, contact me at undonepodcast.com. Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn at becomingundonepod and follow me at TobyJBrooks. Listen, subscribe, and leave us a review Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Summary:
Jacob Slichter, drummer for Semisonic, shares his journey in the music industry and the lessons he has learned along the way. He discusses the band's rise to success, the challenges they faced, and the importance of gratitude and perseverance. Jacob also talks about the process of writing his book and the recent release of Semisonic's new album.
About The Guest:
Jacob Slichter is the drummer for Semisonic, an American rock band known for their hit song "Closing Time." He is also an author and a professor.
Key Takeaways:

  • Success in the music industry is not guaranteed and can be unpredictable. It is important to be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that come your way.
  • Showing up and doing the work is essential for growth and success as an artist. Persistence and compassion are key.
  • Impostor syndrome is common among artists, but it is important to recognize your own worth and not let self-doubt hold you back.
  • The process of creating art can be challenging, but it is important to embrace the difficulties and keep pushing forward.
  • Growth as an artist is ongoing and requires continuous practice and self-reflection.

Quotes:

  • "Our success had actually come much earlier. And it was just merely the fact that we had an audience and that we had a band, and we were making music that really spoke for us." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to actually enjoy the work because that's really what you have. In the end, that's the only thing that's guaranteed, is you get to do the work." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to be willing to just hang in there and keep showing up and just trust in the power of showing up." - Jacob Slichter
  • "Being blocked is part of the work. The difficulty that we have making things is part of the work, and we may have friends who are much more prolific than we are. That's great for them, but we have to recognize that for us, our work is to do our work." - Jacob Slichter
  • "You've got to learn how to have compassion for yourself, and you've also got to learn how to... have persistence and show up." - Jacob Slichter

Support the Show.

Becoming Undone is a NiTROHype Creative production. Written and produced by me, Toby Brooks. If you or someone you know has a story of resilience and victory to share for Becoming Undone, contact me at undonepodcast.com. Follow the show on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn at becomingundonepod and follow me at TobyJBrooks. Listen, subscribe, and leave us a review Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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