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Music lover? DIY Musician? Singer? Songwriter? Brazil fan? Ahoy! Every Monday I will tell you my stories about being an indie musician in Rio de Janeiro. If you thought you heard everything about the land of samba and bossa nova, you gotta check this show out!

Music lover? DIY Musician? Singer? Songwriter? Brazil fan? Ahoy! Every Monday I will tell you my stories about being an indie musician in Rio de Janeiro. If you thought you heard everything about the land of samba and bossa nova, you gotta check this show out!
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Brazil

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Music lover? DIY Musician? Singer? Songwriter? Brazil fan? Ahoy! Every Monday I will tell you my stories about being an indie musician in Rio de Janeiro. If you thought you heard everything about the land of samba and bossa nova, you gotta check this show out!

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English

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Episodes

BONUS EPISODE: crowdfunding! crowdfunding! crowdfunding! 3 things you really need to know

6/10/2018
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BONUS EPISODE: crowdfunding! crowdfunding! crowdfunding! 3 things you really need to know. Did you miss me? I certainly missed you and since crowdfunding is like therapy, I decided to share with you some of my insider tips. What am I crowdfunding for? My US Debut! https://catarse.me/geisa. Final treat (say, you missed those, too, hu?) an acoustic version of Adorno (Music and Lyrics by Geisa Fernandes). Wanna get more visual? No problem! Here´s link to the lyric video:...

Duration:00:11:09

EPISODE 25 (season finale): life is all about new challenges

4/29/2018
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Episode #25 Season Finale - Life is all about new challenges! It´s season finale, dear listener! What a ride! I´ve learned a lot during those 25 wonderful weeks. and really opened my heart so, chances are, I´ve touched your heart, as well. Now it´s time for a new challenge! Follow me on The Buddings - Presenting upcoming bands & musicians. Presentations, Reviews and much more: https://www.facebook.com/thebuddings/ See you all there! Final treat a brand new song, the first version of Dropsie...

Duration:00:12:40

EPISODE 24: what does your career look like: a marathon or a sprint?

4/22/2018
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EPISODE #24 what does your career look like: a marathon or a sprint? So things are not going the way you expect, hu? And you think you are all alone, right? Good news: you´re not! We´re all in the same boat, so let´s have fun by sailing, capisce? Sometimes motivation comes just out of the blue, like a jazz solo! Final treat: my version for Estate (Bruno Martino). No time for chatting? Got it! You can check the tune here: https://youtu.be/mW_aEeEdUQk?list=UUey3OWDsR-6jOS8poFC68mQ

Duration:00:07:24

EPISODE 23: searching for the perfect setlist

4/15/2018
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EPSIODE #23 : searching for the perfect setlist. You got the gig, you´ve found some cool cats to play with and you´re happy, all right. Why wouldn´t you? Now you just have to send the musicians the setlist. Easy, since it´s just a detail and any song will do, because the performance will is the trick, right? No, no and no! The setlist is the very core of your performance, the best way to wrap up your message and get it delivered, so don´t waste this tremendous opportunity to tell your...

Duration:00:11:01

EPISODE 22: it´s all about self-esteem and organization

4/8/2018
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Episode #22: it´s all about self-esteem and organization Or is it? Yes, it is, trust me on that. Now tell me: which role are you playing in this game? Self-sabotage master? Boycott expert? No, no and no! Keep your head up and don´t let anyone rain on your parade! Final treat: Bebê (Herneto Pascoal / Lyrics: Marcelo Lion) Could have some visual help? Sure thing, dear, sure thing! https://youtu.be/_TQdOYJrPXY

Duration:00:12:23

EPISODE 21: easter eggs - do you really need them? how to find it out in 3 simple steps

4/1/2018
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EPISODE #21 Easter eggs - do you really need them? how to find it out in 3 simple steps! Tired of those 5 steps guides? Stick to your 3 steps plan! Learn how to avoid the temptation of writing songs in codes nobody is able to crack! Now repeat after me: simple equals beautiful. Final treat: my cover version from A Mais Bonita (F. Buarque de Holanda) Stepping out? Got it! Here´s the tune, with a retro touch: https://youtu.be/WXnHGzfXU6c

Duration:00:09:58

EPISODE 20: the fine art of pricing art

3/25/2018
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EPISODE #20 (Yeahay): the fine art of pricing art. Do you have problems pricing your work, let´s say, an album, a gig, a single? I do! How to put a price tag on your inspiration? Can you translate art into numbers and still remain faithful to your principles? Good news: yes, you can and there´s no reason to be ashamed for it! Leonardo da Vinci, Goya and Shakespeare did the same, as well as Josephine Baker, Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald... Now you tell me, you don´t want to be part of this...

Duration:00:08:16

EPISODE 19: learning to be my own muse

3/18/2018
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EPISODE #19: learning to be my own muse. Have you ever had that Lisa Simpson-esque feeling of not being part of your won life or at least not playing the leading role in it? Sounds familiar? Then come along with me on this exciting journey to the land of songwriting, inspiration and breakthroughs. Warning: self-esteem levels may rise during the listening. Final treat: Dommage (Geisa Fernandes). A touch of (what could have been) a French summer romance. Dedicated to that bogosse in Paris......

Duration:00:11:38

EPISODE 18: chop wood, carry water - some drops of Buddhist enlightenment to indie artists

3/11/2018
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EPISODE #18: chop wood, carry water - some drops of Buddhist enlightenment to indie artists Have you ever thought about time and how it flies, while we are doing chores, wasting precious hours on a lot of little stuff that might be necessary, but it´s still, come on, little stuff? And what if the secret of life is to turn little stuff into the next big thing? Time for some zen Buddhism! Final treat: Sacerdotisa de Afrodite (Santiago Tavella, version Geisa Fernandes) No time for...

Duration:00:10:47

EPISODE 17: setting the stage (literally) on fire!

3/4/2018
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EPISODE #17: setting the stage, literally, on fire! - a talk about the importance of rehearsal and how to control yourself during live performances. Do you know the situation? The gig was hard to get, the place is amazing, the first song goes smooth and suddenly you realize there´s something is on fire on stage and it is not only a figure of speech. What do you? Stop the song? Ignore? Run away? Wanna find out how does the story end? Final treat: A single from my new release: La Nueva...

Duration:00:13:05

EPISODE 16: let´s face it: once in a while you will have a nervous breakdown

2/25/2018
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EPISODE #16 - let´s face it: once in a while you will have a nervous breakdown. That´s ok, we´ve all been to this foggy land. I am talking about that moment, when you inner voice says: "enough is enough". By the way, can you hear your inner voice? No? Fear not, your dear indie friend will tell you how to avoid a major breakdown by giving yourself the time and the chance to "take five" and breath. It´s ok, trust me. Everything is gonna be fine! Final treat: Camino (Geisa Fernandes) . Less...

Duration:00:07:27

EPISODE 15: never try to be yourself

2/18/2018
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Episode #15 never try to be yourself. Sounds crazy? Being yourself can be really hard, especially if you try it. Feeling comfortable on stage is not a magical power that some have and others don´t, but a mix of self-knowledge and training. You have to learn yourself by heart and then... just forget everything you´ve learned. Final treat: a draft version of a Brazilian singing a German song: Kein Schwein ruft mich an (Max Raabe). Enjoy!

Duration:00:10:42

EPISODE 14: sometimes it is really not about you - learning how to collaborate with other musicians

2/12/2018
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EPISODE #14: sometimes it is really not about you - learning how to collaborate with other musicians. "Think outside the box!", they say. Ok, you would love to collab with musicians from outside your local scene, but you´re not really sure on how to start the adventure. Fear no more! 3 simple steps to make a true globetrotter musician! (p.s. special thanks to the amazing Tim Carrigg!) Final [Carnival] treat: Uva de Caminhão (Assis Valente). More Brazilian Carnival, less talk? You got it,...

Duration:00:12:26

EPISODE 13: how badly do you need a day off? - a talk about time management

2/4/2018
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EPSIODE #13 - how badly do you need a day off? - a talk about time management Does your time schedule includes a "dolce far niente" moment? A time for cooling off, doing nothing at all. Sounds like sci-fi to you? Then you might not know it yet,, but you need my advice, believe me! So take a few minutes, hit play and relax. You deserve it! Final treat: Curare (Bororó), a tune from 1940. Less chatting, more music? No problem! You can listen to the song here: https://youtu.be/Eg12WghONX4 or...

Duration:00:09:22

EPISODE 12: let´s get Wilde! - how Oscar Wilde´s quotes can help indie artists

1/28/2018
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EPISODE #12 let´s get Wilde! - how Oscar Wilde´s quotes can help indie artists. Be sincere: how many times in your life you needed good advice coming from an experienced mentor? Indie artist? Then you definitely know what I mean. What do you think about one coming from the Victorian period? Sounds experienced enough? Ladies & gents: meet Mr. Wilde. Oscar Wilde. His quotes may save your life! Or, at least your day. Doubt it? Try it out and get wise! And a bit wild, too. Final treat: Por una...

Duration:00:11:40

EPISODE 11: when Chanel meets Piaf - a talk about personal branding

1/21/2018
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Episode #11: How much do you care about your personal branding in general? What about your stage presence, including your looks? Let me tell you what Gabrielle Chanel and Édith Piaf told me about the power of a little black dress on stage. Final treat: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (C. Mingus). Lyrics by Geisa Fernandes. No time for chatting? https://youtu.be/8O98pdNDHJE

Duration:00:11:30

EPISODE 10: let the tune set the gender

1/14/2018
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EPISODE #10: let the tune set the gender Hurray! We made it, folks! 10 episodes! A milestone! Let's get philosophical and face big questions, starting with a gender related one: should the interpreter change the lyrics according to her/his gender? Is it a personal choice or a social convention? Final treat: Enamorado Tuyo (feat. Santiago Tavella) 10 episodes! Ha! Thank you! Love you all! Less chatting, more tunes? Check it out:...

Duration:00:11:05

EPISODE 9: 5 simple steps to achieve your goals as an indie artist in 2018 - satisfaction guaranteed!

1/7/2018
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Episode #9: if your New Year´s resolutions are already forgotten by January 7, then you might have not realized it yet, but you need my help, dear listener. Fear not, for my five steps will make 2018 a flawless year! Warning: you might fall my five steps useful even if you are not an indie artist. Final treat: my cover from Sympathique (Forbes & Lauderdale) No time for chatting? check out the tune here: https://youtu.be/4fLOu27k7bM

Duration:00:12:15

EPISODE 8: new year´s resolutions: a talk about mindset

1/1/2018
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Episode #8: New year´s resolutions: a talk about mindset. Happy New Year! New year, new life... or is it? How about your new year´s resolutions? What do you think about new year´s eve rituals? How do resolutions can help you as an indie artist? The magic word: mindset. Set your mind and check out the final treat: Desfigurado (Cartola) No time for chatting? You can also listen to this tune here: https://youtu.be/M2PNC7mz_XA

Duration:00:10:58

EPISODE 7: what is your christmas story?

12/25/2017
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Episode #7: It is Christmas time! Again. The shared moments, waiting for Santa, the smell of gift wrapping paper, oh those precious memories or... are they? What can we learn from this over-and-over repeated experience? I bet you all have a story to tell, so please share it on the comments and let it rain or snow, have yourself a great X-mas! Final treat: Peito Vazio (Cartola). No time for chatting? Link to song on my YouTube channel (don´t forget to subscribe!): https://youtu.be/gFJKopk-Exc

Duration:00:09:48