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Unstoppable Force is an up and coming band in the So Cal music scene. We have all grown to love the So Cal scene and wanted to make a podcast celebrating everything music in So Cal, with a focus on the Rock and Metal scenes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/strike-a-chord/support
 
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After a not so successful camping trip, Travis and the family may have decided to give up on camping all together. Maybe it was the flat tire on the camper only minutes after leaving home. Maybe it was the rain. Or maybe it was the lack of restaurants that were open on Sunday. Somehow the fun factor decreased. BUT, the hotdogs were good. Chord Budd…
 
This week we hear about Bradi and her boyfriend Cameron who both had medical issues. Bradi's was not quite as serious as Cameron's, who's still in the hospital as of this recording. Travis' son, Goodson, is attending a local sports academy and youngest daughter Eley is 13 and doing well. New marketing hits Facebook very soon and should get Chord Bu…
 
Travis opens the show with a series of very corny jokes while Bradi rolls her eyes. They then talk about Chord Buddy products which are listed on the gifts and accessories tab on the website and how they promote those products. Bradi appeared on Facebook Live to show off some of the new items which are now on the site. And Happy birthday to Elie. B…
 
Travis' daughter, Bradi, joins us for another episode and Travis announces that she will be on future episodes as well. Bradi is helping the company with it's website by adding guitar gifts and accessories. A shipment arrived yesterday with over 700 youth guitars. Travis talked about how he opens every box, tunes, inspects and plays every guitar he…
 
ARE YOU AT THE END OF YOUR LINE? HOW WOULD YOU EVEN KNOW IF YOU ARE AT THE END, OR THE BEGINNING? What are you doing to reach your goals now that you have spoken them out loud? “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President Make sure you are "sharpening your axe" …
 
Collin was out of town, so Marcus invited a "regular" on the show to fill his seat . . . Bruce Pulver of Above The Chatter - Our Words Matter Marcus and Bruce talk about dedication to all things life! Strike a Chord Live Podcast https://strikeachord.live/By Marcus Ellis and Collin Harbour - Strike a Chord Live Podcast
 
Motivation is in your mind -- literally. We all know that being motivated and staying motivated require the right mindset. You make a decision and you start rolling . . . however, Marcus found an article outlining scientific evidence that motivation can be based on certain features in the mind, which are triggered by getting up, moving forward and …
 
Emily Wolfe discovered her passion for the guitar at just 6 years old. Then in college, she found the courage to step forward as a vocalist. Equipped with both a microphone and an electric guitar, Emily’s creative potential was unleashed. In this episode we discuss her fantastic new album, Outlier, produced by Michael Shuman of Queens of the Stone …
 
Mark and Collin discuss resilience and persistence in the drive to stay inspired. It is a daily task for most of us. It can be mundane. It can be challenging. But you need to find ways to eliminate the triggers that are holding you back. Some of the triggers discussed are: Fear Shame Guilt Self-Doubt Procrastination We struggle with these, as do ot…
 
In this episode Mark and Collin discuss the big C word . . . confidence. Why do you lack confidence? Where does it come from? We answer these questions and look at ways that will help you build confidence and use it to increase your chances for success. What causes a lack of confidence? Anxiety – clinical or self-created Look no further than Matthe…
 
In this episode we chart Steve Vai’s path from 12-year-old student under the tutelage of Joe Satriani to full-blown rock guitar god. Additional topics include the evolution of guitar playing, the development of Vai’s showmanship (especially while playing with David Lee Roth), the difference between discipline and passion, the story behind his monum…
 
Mark and Collin have their first “return guest” and share the mic with Bruce Pulver, abovethechatterourwordsmatter.com. Bruce is a master wordsmith and focuses on the meaning of words by creating acrostics . . . daily. In this session we focus on staying In Motion once you have started. Keep in mind, starting is a huge part of the battle. The first…
 
“Mediocrity is easy. The good things take time. The great need commitment.” Bob Seger Inspired by Bob Seger's "Beautiful Loser," Mark and Collin use the them of the song to explore issues that prevent us from achieving greatness. The song is about a dichotomous character who wants everything in the world but is not willing to go for it. He sets his…
 
Mark Ellis and Collin Harbour believe that "community" is vital for all people, including joining a community or even leading one. In fact, we believe it is so important that we made an acrostic out of it. Membership in a community, whether it be a group of friends, a social group, a church group, or other like-minded individuals can provide a sens…
 
In this episode we discuss inspiring the youth and being inspired. Whether you are 40, 55 or 75, the same principles apply. Start now and start big. You will not achieve anything unless you start by putting one foot in front of the other. Jonathan teaches Orchestra in the Escambia County Florida Schools. He starts them young and teaches the love of…
 
On today’s episode we welcome Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney of 311. Nick and Tim grew up playing in bands together in Omaha, Nebraska. They soon forged the 311 sound and today, over 3 decades later, they’ve released 13 studio albums—ten of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Topics discussed include being rap-rock pioneers in the early 90s,…
 
Chris Bro has a passion for music. Chris is a curator of all things music. He has curated over 700 weekly lists of the “next” music. Music you may not have heard of. Music that sounds like your favorites. We discuss finding and following your passion. Your age doesn’t matter. Get started. Embrace your passion. You may be able to make a hobby or bus…
 
Seth.Godwin of TikTok is our very special guest. Seth is a “Finance Content Creator” on TikTok and provides useful tips and insight based on the lessons he has learned d in finance at a large financial institution and life in general. Mark and Collin are both old enough to be Seth’s father and decided to kick back and determine what we (i.e. the ol…
 
This week we have Heather Ibey of Randy’s Toy Shop in Noblesville, IN and we discuss one of our favorite topics . . . Nostalgia! Randy’s Toy Shop specializes in antique toy repair and antique toy restoration with a goal of bringing toys back to their original luster and condition. This is a big task and one that not many in the world can pull off! …
 
Bruce Pulver is passionate about the power of our words and the influence they have on attitude, mindset and the results we achieve in life. In his book, Above the Chatter, Our Words Matter, Powerful Words That Changed My Life Forever, Bruce shares the personal experiences and powerful examples of how to take control over the words we use. He belie…
 
In today’s episode we speak with Jesse Keeler of Death From Above 1979 about the secrets to his bass sound, the origins of the band, the “Freeze Me” video, and their new album, Is 4 Lovers. Additional topics include Jesse’s musical upbringing, his thoughts on the future of music creation, and of course his affinity for Regular Slinky bass strings.F…
 
We are in a season of Transformation Worldwide! We are witnessing many people thriving during this season, and we see watching many people fight against it at a detriment to their psyche and emotional heart. COVID-19 has changed the world for bad (death and sickness) and good (reset the way we all live and work). People have spent an incredibly mor…
 
Two lifelong friends with a love of baseball,music, motivation and inspiration - as well as nostalgia, culture and transformation and fun! And we want you to take the journey with us. Mark Ellis and Collin Harbour We grew up in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. We've been around the block a few times. Since we hadn't talked in over 30 years unti…
 
After the build up of Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, featuring Travis and Chord Buddy on Episode 15, severe weather locally took precedent on TV 4 and the program was preempted but did air on CBS nationally. Hunts Place folks actually listen and they do have an all beef weiner! And there's big news from Travis about Chord Buddy's newest venture.…
 
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