We don’t realized it, but everyone has made art that genuinely touches another person. For example, my kid has drawn stick figures of our family that made me feel joy and pride. But there aren’t many people who have created art that has touched thousands potentially millions of people.
I tried to keep this in mind when I interviewed Russell Manaloto, songwriter, musician, and music producer, notably part of Faspitch and Urbandub. He’s in the rare situation of having many people paying attention to his music. I tried to get a sense of what that is like.
When talking to Russell, it’s easy to sense his love for the craft of music. He can talk for hours about songs, the intricacies of gear, different sounds, and the philosophies in music. I’m happy to report that we did just that.
In this episode, we talked about the decision to be a full time musician, how he became part of Faspitch, how domestication was a huge challenge when they moved to Manila, and many more.
Enjoy the episode!
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Music is Piano March by Audionautix
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