Brother Jack’s Soapbox

Brother Jack’s Soapbox

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This is Brother Jack talking about all things related to what he does. We talk about folk music, songwriting, being a creative, and black coffee. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brother-jack/support


1.26 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Leftovers
Apr 2 • 12 min
This episode is another installment of our “Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up” series. In this episode, I go on and on and on about leftovers. The current global crisis has caused me to be more aware of the food we use. I need to be more thoughtful about our…
1.25 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Pump Organs again
Mar 26 • 7 min
I made a song called the Sacrament of Coffee. It was recorded on a pump organ. I love the sound of a pump organ. I wanted to share this episode about pump organs. It chronicles my adventure to acquire a pump organ. Mrs Brother Jack is still not happy…
1.24 Mr Malarkey’s Snakes
Mar 19 • 9 min
This one is a Malarkey story. It’s about a confrontation that Mr Malarkey had with Saint Patrick. I’m talking about the honest to goodness, religious superhero. This guy, Saint Patrick, brought Christianity to all the old Druids. That was a tall task and…
1.23 All About the Sacrament of Coffee
Mar 12 • 17 min
I am a stay at home dad. I love the perfect cup of coffee. My kids have dedicated themselves to destroying everything I love. They come up with new ideas everyday to distract me from my Sacrament of Coffee. My release for the month of March is all about…
1.22 Who Is Mr Malarkey?
Mar 5 • 11 min
The word malarkey means nonsense or meaningless talk. I resemble that. I think we all have alter egos or personas that we embody to help us accomplish certain things. Mr malarkey helps me be a better entertainer. It’s not acting or fake. It’s an…
1.21 Getting Started 2.5 - Just Keep Moving
Feb 27 • 7 min
We all have fears. They can be paralyzing. If we allow it, they will consume us and take over. The only way to conquer the fear is to start moving. Stop thinking about whatever it is and start moving. Just keep moving. —- Support this podcast:…
1.20 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Heroic Stupidity
Feb 20 • 9 min
This is another installment of our “Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up” series. Listen as I go on and on and on about the inability to quit. It’s not a noble character. It’s not due to genius, boldness, or braveness. Most people have a switch inside that makes…
1.19 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Valentine’s Day
Feb 13 • 8 min
This episode is from our series where I pick a topic and talk on and on and on about that topic. We call it Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up. It seems like an appropriate title. This installment is all about Valentine’s Day. We talk about candy hearts, school…
1.18 Getting Started 2.4 - If You Can’t Be Good, Be Interesting
Feb 6 • 6 min
Training should never be a barrier to entry at this point in history. It’s not hard to learn something new. The question becomes, is it necessary to master or perfect a new skill? I think it’s more beneficial to learn a lot of skills than to master one…
1.17 Getting Started 2.3 - We are All Running Out of Time
Jan 30 • 7 min
Does anybody ever get to the end of the road and complain about too much time? Does anybody ever say, “I wish my life had been shorter?” Is anybody ever satisfied with the number of seconds they spent on this earth? How are you spending your time today? I…
1.16 Getting Started 2.2 - There’s Never Enough Money
Jan 23 • 7 min
I started this series to address all of the limitations I encounter when I am starting something new. Today we are talking about money. It doesn’t matter how much you plan ahead and prepare, there is never enough money to do everything you want to do. I…
1.15 Getting Started 2.1 - An Abundance of Choice
Jan 16 • 10 min
This is the first episode in our new series about the limitations I encounter when I am starting something new. The first issue we tackle is the crippling abundance of choices that show up when making important decisions. If I am making a record or…
1.14 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Picking Songs
Jan 9 • 6 min
This episode is from our “Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up” series. I go on and on about picking songs. This episode is also part of the exclusive content that we put together for the Weird Folk album launch. This is behind the scenes content and you are going…
1.13 Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about the Cat in my Lap
Jan 2 • 4 min
Whenever I try to do something, I fail at least once. Everything I do, always starts with a failure. Sometimes they are more epic than others. Sometimes it takes many approaches before I figure it out. If it is worth doing, eventually, I figure it out. I…
1.12 Holiday Greeting
Dec 19, 2019 • 8 min
Pick a holiday, any holiday. It’s a gamble, brothers and sisters. This whole time of year involves taking some chances. Pick a direction and see how it turns out. The only guarantee is that the store will run out of eggnog three days before Christmas and…
Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Aunt Ruth’s Lamp
Dec 12, 2019 • 8 min
This episode is another installment in our “Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up” series. I started doing these videos as extras included in the exclusive digital version of our Weird Folk release. I love doing these videos. It’s probably because I can’t shut up. I…
Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Thanksgiving
Nov 28, 2019 • 13 min
Every lifelong tradition starts with the first time. This is the first year you listened to Brother Jack’s Thanksgiving special. I am sure we will tweak it over the years and it will change and adapt. But 20 years from now, you will be sitting on the…
Jack to Jack : Brother Jack and his oldest offspring discussing the creative process
Nov 21, 2019 • 12 min
My oldest daughter and I recently worked on a project together. We both lived through it. She folded some origami and we set it to a song from the latest record, Weird Folk. It was unbelievable making a video with my kid. I am so blessed that we had the…
Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Lullabies
Nov 14, 2019 • 7 min
This is another installment from our series where I can’t stop talking about a topic. It’s appropriately titled, Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up. The topic that I ramble on and on about this time is the lullaby. I argue with myself about the universal nature…
Get Weird Folk
Nov 7, 2019 • 3 min
We have a new record dropping on Friday, November 8. We’ve been busy making it all happen. We don’t have an official new episode for this week but wanted to share this rant. It’s all about figuring out how to make a record valid during the era of free…
Songwriting Session - The Graveyard Song
Oct 31, 2019 • 12 min
This episode comes out on Halloween. I wanted to do something scary for the occasion. I decided to showcase The Graveyard Song. On this episode, I walk through the writing process behind this song. —- Support this podcast:…
Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up about Pump Organs
Oct 24, 2019 • 6 min
I recently acquired a pump organ and I wanted to tell you all about it. Here is everything I know about pump organs. It’s not much. Brother Jack can’t shut up. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/brother-jack/support
Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up:Boom
Oct 10, 2019 • 4 min
This is the first episode in a new series. Brother Jack Can’t Shut Up will be exactly what it sounds like. When Brother Jack starts talking, it’s hard to get him stopped. This first episode in the series features a story from Brother Jack about getting a…
Getting Started 1.7
Oct 3, 2019 • 9 min
This episode wraps up our first Getting Started series. When we first began our podcast, we did six episodes about overcoming the fear of failure and getting a project started. I guess we should have followed up with a series on how to keep a project…
Getting Started 1.6
Sep 26, 2019 • 7 min
If you want to get started with a new project, you need to have an idea. If you are going to come up with ideas, you need to carve out a little brainstorming time. You don’t have to be a genius to change the world. You just need to open up some time and…
Getting Started 1.5
Sep 12, 2019 • 7 min
If something is worth doing, then it is worth doing the required paperwork. Every artistic endeavor has bureaucratic time requirements directly proportional to the amount of time spent on creating the project. I hate jumping through regulatory hoops but I…
Getting Started 1.1
Sep 2, 2019 • 10 min
I should be podcasting, there is no real barrier to entry. I can’t decide what to talk about. What if nobody likes what I have to say? What if nobody listens? This episode is all about getting started with something new. —- Support this podcast:…