Marked – Solopreneur Podcast

A new podcast has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart with souls like mine.

Hosted ByMark Edmunds

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image, and the breath of that universal love which bears and sustains us, as it floats around us in an eternity of bliss; and then, my friend, when darkness overspreads my eyes, and heaven and earth seem to dwell in my soul and absorb its power, like the form of a beloved mistress, then I often think with longing, Oh, would I could describe these conceptions, could impress upon paper all that is living so full and warm within me, that it might be the mirror of my soul, as my soul is the mirror of the infinite God!

I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

O my friend — but it is too much for my strength — I sink under the weight of the splendour of these visions! A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects.


All Episodes

099: Michael Grant & The Assassins

August 07, 2020 Sound Matters episode 099 features Tom’s conversation with Michael Grant formerly of L.A. Guns and Endeverafter. Michael split from L.A. Guns in 2018 and never looked back. His first...

098: Donnie Vie #2

Sound Matters episode 098 features Tom’s 2nd conversation with Donnie Vie, formerly of Enuff Z’Nuff…

097: Daxx Nielsen

July 20, 2020 Sound Matters episode 097 features my conversation with Daxx Nielsen from Cheap Trick. For over a decade, Daxx has been the drummer for the influential and...

096: Chip Z’Nuff #2

Sound Matters episode 096 features Tom’s 2nd conversation with the always cool and catchy, Chip Z’Nuff from Enuff Z’Nuff…

095: Steve Brown

Sound Matters episode 095 features Tom’s killer conversation with the super enthusiastic guitar great, Steve Brown from Trixter and Tokyo Motor Fist…

094: Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Sound Matters episode 093 features Tom’s 2nd conversation with vocalist and songwriter Tony Harnell formerly of TNT…

093: Tony Harnell #2

Sound Matters episode 093 features Tom’s 2nd conversation with vocalist and songwriter Tony Harnell formerly of TNT…

092: Highlights & Hits (Finding New Music & Guilty Pleasure Artists)

Sound Matters “Highlights & Hits” show #090 live-streamed on the show’s Facebook Group talking creativity and positivity despite the Corona Virus pandemic…

091: Stonefront Band & Documentary

Sound MattersĀ episode 091 features a behind-the-scenes look at the acclaimed Detroit-area jam band, Stonefront and their (as yet unreleased) “Stones Throw” documentary…