Xanthe Briefly

Xanthe Briefly

www.briefs.fm/xanthe
Composer, violinist, and singer-songwriter Chrysanthe Tan speaks in 3-minute bursts on the introverted creative life. Or rather…what it’s really like to be an independent, autistic artist in LA. (sigh)


71: Sharing New Writing Is Scary (Part 2)
Oct 29 • 2 min
A brief update.
70: Sharing New Writing Is Scary (Part 1)
Oct 29 • 2 min
A brief update.
69: Worth the Wear and Tear
Oct 9 • 3 min
A brief update.
68: Condescending Music Explainers
Oct 9 • 3 min
A brief update.
67: My Accidental Music Bias
Oct 9 • 3 min
A brief update.
66: The Dreaded Content Funnel
Jul 22 • 2 min
Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Drop me a line at any of the following! Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Special…
65: Wolf Tones
Jul 19 • 2 min
All the cellists, violists, and violinists listening to this will know exactly what I’m talking about… Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website…
64: Snooze Monster
Jul 19 • 2 min
What are your sleeping habits like? Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Special Patreon crew…
63: MySpace Secret
May 7 • 3 min
So this is kind of roundabout… Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) PS: Wanna hear the embarrassing song? Become a Friend…
62: Invisible Seams
May 7 • 3 min
What do you think of this concept? Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) PS: Wanna chat more and suggest future topics?…
61: Oops, there goes my self-esteem
Mar 30 • 3 min
…in which Xanthe goes to a party. Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) PS: If you like what I do and want to join more…
60: Do I behave better with witnesses?
Mar 30 • 3 min
I think about this often. Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) PS: If you like what I do and want to join more…
59: Creator Burnout Solutions?
Dec 8, 2018 • 2 min
Pondering things after listening to YouTuber Elle Mills talk on the PatreCon stage… Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com)…
58: Uh Oh, New Podcast Idea?
Dec 8, 2018 • 2 min
Don’t worry, this one isn’t going anywhere. Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Note: My patrons had early access to this…
57: Idea Gluttony
Nov 14, 2018 • 2 min
Honestly, if you have any tips for managing this, I’d love to hear them… Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Note: I…
56: A Tale of Two Shirts
Nov 9, 2018 • 3 min
Decisions are my kryptonite. Join my Patreon family! (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Regular ol’ website…
55: So I’m halfway thru PatreCon…
Nov 5, 2018 • 2 min
Inspired. No spoons. What is life right now. Join my Patreon family! (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Regular ol’…
54: Me? A Hiking Buddy?!
Oct 28, 2018 • 2 min
Friends are a rare advent for me…at least real friends who “see” me and get me. Join my Patreon family! (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook…
53: Special Offer Poster Jitters
Sep 19, 2018 • 2 min
I’m doing something I’ve never done before, and it requires putting myself out there. SIGH. I’m nervous that everyone will be annoyed by my Patreon poster push, lose all of their respect for me, and simply not be interested in my (what I think is cool)…
52: Work Life Balance?
Sep 18, 2018 • 2 min
Failing but trying, dammit. Join my Patreon family! (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Regular ol’ website…
51: Good Cat News
Sep 7, 2018 • 2 min
I really needed this win today! Eternal thank you to my awesome vet, Westchester Veterinary & Cat Center. Please send Anakin good healing and health vibes as we finish up this treatment and move to aftercare. Join my Patreon family!…
50: Labor Day FOMO
Sep 6, 2018 • 2 min
All that said, I am truly grateful that I am ABLE to work and that I have jobs. Speaking of which…if you enjoy Xanthe Briefly and want to support future episodes and have access to secret music demos, my private journal entries, and weekly private…
49: You’re Here?!
Sep 6, 2018 • 2 min
So grateful for you. Yes you. You listening and reading right now. Speaking of which…if you enjoy Xanthe Briefly and want to support future episodes and have access to secret music demos, my private journal entries, and weekly private livestreams, you…
48: I Networked and Socialized!
Sep 6, 2018 • 2 min
I’m so glad I went to this awesome Patreon meetup. Creators must stick together! Speaking of which…if you enjoy Xanthe Briefly and want to support future episodes and have access to secret music demos, my private journal entries, and weekly private…
47: My Other Podcast is a Rolls Royce
Apr 28, 2018 • 3 min
I’m totally kidding. But if you’re curious, it’s called Underscore (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/underscore/id1355272049?mt=2). chrysanthetan.com (http://chrysanthetan.com) patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://Patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter:…
46: Could a Pop Fan Like My Music?
Oct 13, 2017 • 3 min
Don’t make assumptions about other people’s taste in music. chrysanthetan.com (http://chrysanthetan.com) patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://Patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter: @chrysanthetan (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram: @chrysanthetan…
45: Gig Hangover (Part 2)
Oct 11, 2017 • 3 min
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44: Gig Hangover (Part 1)
Oct 11, 2017 • 3 min
Long gigs (and events) always make me feel hungover the next day. Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
43: Reasons to Sit In a Parked Car
Oct 9, 2017 • 3 min
sensory isolation…warmth…comfort…cocoon…focus… Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
42: October Mood (Part 4)
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
Part 4/4. Current mood. It is October 2, 2017. chrysanthetan.com (http://chrysanthetan.com) patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://Patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter: @chrysanthetan (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram: @chrysanthetan…
41: October Mood (Part 3)
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
Part 3 of mood.
40: October Mood (Part 2)
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
Part 2. Current mood. It is October 2, 2017. chrysanthetan.com (http://chrysanthetan.com) patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://Patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter: @chrysanthetan (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram: @chrysanthetan…
39: October Mood (Part 1)
Oct 2, 2017 • 2 min
Current mood. It is October 2, 2017. chrysanthetan.com (http://chrysanthetan.com) patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://Patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter: @chrysanthetan (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram: @chrysanthetan…
38: Free the Fidget Spinner
Sep 1, 2017 • 2 min
Truth be told, I like fidget cubes much better than fidget spinners (and I like other toys, materials, and stim activities more than I like either of those things). But still: Don’t ban them just because the neurotypical public may have “ruined” them and…
37: Training a Radio Voice (Part 2)
Sep 1, 2017 • 3 min
Part 2 of 2. Tell me what you think of my voice! I’m honestly curious… Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
36: Training a Radio Voice (Part 1)
Sep 1, 2017 • 2 min
This is part 1 of a two-part episode. Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
35: Fiction is Boring
Aug 19, 2017 • 3 min
This is super weird to admit, considering I have a huge literary background… But hey, a few autistic people I’ve met apparently relate! 😬 [Twitter](http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan ) Facebook (http://Facebook.com/chrysanthetan
34: Would You Wear White Shoes?
Aug 19, 2017 • 2 min
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33: Pro Tip: Propose a Specific Date
Aug 19, 2017 • 2 min
Not very articulate, but you get the point. Be direct. Be specific. Have a deadline. Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Patreon (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan)
32: I Love Group Texts
Aug 7, 2017 • 2 min
Controversial opinion… Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
31: Why I Tweet #365hd Every Day
Aug 1, 2017 • 2 min
Feel free to join in! Just use the hashtag #365hd to share daily positive moments. Twitter: @ChrysantheTan (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Patreon: patreon.com/chrysanthetan (http://smarturl.it/chrysanthepatreon)
30: Failed Relaxation Attempt
Jun 17, 2017 • 2 min
Relaxing is so much harder than I expected. Do I need to meditate? Give me tips! Lord, I’m sorry for the annoying noise. I think I was half asleep when I made this… If you liked this, check out my Patreon (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan)! Twitter…
29: Not Fitting Into the Queer Scene
Jun 13, 2017 • 2 min
Happy Pride Month! Links to cool organizations by and for queer people of color. Support them! Master list is here (http://qpocshoutouts.com/qpoc-resources/projects-organizations/
28: I’m Okay Today!
Jun 12, 2017 • 2 min
I need to remind myself that some days, I’m okay. That Viola Kid is on YouTube (http://YouTube.com/ThatViolaKid), Patreon (http://Patreon.com/ThatViolaKid), and Instagram (http://instagram.com/ThatViolaKid)! If you become either of our patrons by June…
27: Quick Tip For Introvert Networking
Jun 8, 2017 • 2 min
I’m the WORST networker, but this one trick has helped me out a lot. Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
26: Virtual Friend Dates
Jun 8, 2017 • 2 min
Single and asocial AF. Thank god for Netflix, the Internet, and my two long distance best friends.
25: Sleep Woes (Part 2)
Jun 8, 2017 • 2 min
I anticipate it won’t be easy to change my sleep habits, but I want to try. If any listeners have tips, I’m all ears! [email protected]
24: Sleep Woes (Part 1)
Jun 8, 2017 • 2 min
It’s been a problem since I was 4 or even younger.
23: Forgetting to Bring a Book
May 25, 2017 • 2 min
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22: Cambodia = Home
May 25, 2017 • 2 min
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21: On Sharing Your Private Life
May 19, 2017 • 3 min
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20: How the Nightmare Turned Out
Apr 27, 2017 • 2 min
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19: Performance Nightmare Coming to Life?
Mar 18, 2017 • 3 min
Performers, test-takers, presenters…we’ve all had these nightmares. They suck. Cross your fingers for me! I hope to have positive updates in a couple weeks! Like this show? Like my music? Want to buy me coffee once a month? Become a $1/month patron!…
18: I Hate Being Called A Classical Artist
Mar 18, 2017 • 3 min
I have SO MANY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS this’ll have to spill over into future episodes. Curious for your thoughts too! Like this show? Like my music? Would you like to buy me coffee every month? Become a $1 patron! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon) Twitter…
17: Taking Things Slow
Mar 18, 2017 • 2 min
Annoyingly necessary, especially when preparing for something important. Consider supporting my Patreon for $1/month! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://Facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website…
16: Going to Bed Alone
Mar 18, 2017 • 2 min
It’s a joy. And I feel kind of bad about it. But not really. Join my Patreon family! (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook (http://Facebook.com/chrysanthetan) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Thoughts? Questions?…
15: In Defense of Technology Taking Over
Feb 18, 2017 • 2 min
PRAISE THE HOLY HEAVENS FOR TECHNOLOGY I don’t fear the encroachment of technology on our daily lives. I embrace it. Actually, scratch that: I eagerly welcome and took forward to it. Note to Self Podcast (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/notetoself
14: Start an Everything Journal
Jan 2, 2017 • 3 min
Rules for an Everything Journal 1) Embrace imperfection. You’ll make mistakes and cross things out, and that’s OKAY. 2) Write, draw, scribble, tape ticket stubs and other memories…do anything! 3) Literally, do whatever you want. Don’t be hard on yourself.…
13: Start a Positivity Jar
Jan 2, 2017 • 3 min
How to start a positivity jar 1) Get a jar (or clear receptacle) 2) Cut a ton of strips of paper (so you don’t have to cut them throughout the year) 3) Write little sentences on the paper strips whenever you feel like it. Fold strips, toss in jar, and…
12: Survey Obsession
Nov 10, 2016 • 3 min
Blame it on my shy childhood, preference for written communication, and obsession with data… I’d love to connect with you: Patreon (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon
11: Reasons to Appreciate Depression
Nov 7, 2016 • 2 min
“15 Reasons I Appreciate My Depression” (https://medium.com/invisible-illness/15-ways-i-appreciate-my-depression-63175bcc0738#.pdmuptee0) by Amanda Gelender I’d love to connect with you: Patreon (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon) Twitter…
10: Did I Really Just Cry?
Aug 11, 2016 • 2 min
What. Is happening. Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Patreon (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan)
9: Why I’ve Taken Such A Long Break
Aug 11, 2016 • 2 min
I took a 5 month break from podcasting because… Website (http://chrysanthetan.com) Patreon (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter (http://twitter.com/chrysanthetan) Instagram (http://instagram.com/chrysanthetan) Facebook…
8: Solitude, Loneliness, and Solidarity
Mar 28, 2016 • 2 min
Solitude and Solidarity: Creative Artists Need ‘Em Both (https://brevity.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/solitude-and-solidarity-creative-artists-need-em-both/) Website (http://chrysanthetan.com/) Patreon (http://patreon.com/chrysanthetan) Twitter…
7: Why I Hate Goodbyes
Mar 20, 2016 • 3 min
It’s like sex on Valentine’s Day. Website (http://chrysanthetan.com
6: Storytime: Barbie Rocks
Mar 16, 2016 • 2 min
I really did want to be an archaeologist. May have also wanted to be a Barbie. chrysanthetan.com (http://www.chrysanthetan.com)
5: Are You a Procrastinator or a Pre-Crastinator?
Mar 12, 2016 • 3 min
When we pre-crastinate, we get tasks out of the way very quickly, rather than waiting on them. I tend to pre-creastinate on more trivial tasks, while I continue to procrastinate on serious goals. Pre-crastination can ease our mental burdens and make us…
4: Power of a Haircut
Mar 3, 2016 • 3 min
Haircuts - aren’t they amazing? Wearing my hair how I want to wear it (as opposed to how others want to see me) is a small but empowering act of self-affirmation. What’s your relationship to your hair? How do you affirm yourself? PS: Screw what everyone…
3: How to Recover From Disappointment
Feb 26, 2016 • 2 min
Woke up disappointed. Somehow turned my day around. This is how. Note: Please do not confuse disappointment and sadness with depression. Depression is something much different that I also do experience, but that was not the case this morning. Cheryl B.…
2: Musical Interpretation Game! - query, defy, echo
Feb 22, 2016 • 2 min
My first musical episode! For this one, I randomly selected a few words from my Patreon (http://bit.ly/ctpatreon) suggestion box and interpreted them with my violin. If you’d like to join my Patreon and give me suggestions for my next batch of musical…
1: Perfectionism Kills
Feb 20, 2016 • 3 min
The agony of perfectionism, my embarrassing confession, and a book recommendation for fellow perfectionists. PS: I ended up changing the name of the podcast shortly after recording this, but I’m keeping the episode anyway. All in the spirit of accepting…