Thought provoking insights driven by song lyrics, pop culture and literature delivered in an off the cuff manner. As life often imitates art, James Philip brings a unique perspective based on real life that is inspired from music and other spoken word.
EPISODE 101 - DO YOU HATE THE LIFE YOU MADE?
In this episode I talk about the lyrics from the Korn song Narcissistic Cannibal “Sometimes I hate the life I made.” I share my insights about life in your 20’s and into your 50’s including the daily struggle to find happiness and reinventing your life.
EPISODE 102 - WASN'T A MILLIONAIRE'S SON
In this episode I am inspired by Creedence Clearwater Revival's song, Fortunate Son. Insights are driven from my upbringing in a working-class family noting some of the struggles that social class endures.
EPISODE 103 - WHATCHA WAITING FOR?
After losing a couple family members this year, this episode is a reminder to myself to stop talking about things and just do them. I cover T.I.'s track "Big Sh!t Poppin" and focus on the hook of "do it do it do it what you waitin' for?" and relate it to life and how we are always saying how busy we are. In reality, most people aren't that busy and with how life is fleeting, it is time to go do things and stop slowly waiting for life to pass us by. Bonus feature I also cover the topic of taking what you want vs. passively waiting for things to come your way.
EPISODE 104 - WHO ARE YOU?
Ever feel like you have to be someone you're not? In this episode I cover lyrics from the Linkin Park song, Lying From You. From having to be a different person in life at work, home and in relationships, I cover the hardships of not being able to be yourself.
EPISODE 105 - RELATIONSHIP BLUES
In this episode I cover a listeners request for Elton John's, I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues. This song sparks thoughts of needing to be independent while being together, giving people space along with an ending thought about how insecurities lead to relationship disasters especially with social media.
EPISODE 106 - NEVER SETTLE
In this episode I cover the Jeezy track, Never Settle. Insights include attracting different people as you get older, why sometimes people set the bar too high and dealing with haters as they are an endless source of energy and motivation.
EPISODE 107 - PAPER TIGER
In this episode I cover Dry Kill Logics track, Paper Tiger. My insights dig into saying the things that should be said although some people just can't. I also end on the note of not playing games, screw the 2 day rule, just call them right?
EPISODE 108 - COST OF SUCCESS
In this episode I cover Cypress Hills, Rock Superstar. Insights that come to mind surround not understanding how much work is involved to achieve high goals, how it's hard to be good at something let alone great and how you may lose part of yourself while you're chasing your goal.
EPISODE 109 - NO NOBILITY IN STRUGGLE
In this episode I cover a song from one of my favorite groups, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, track, East 1999. I talk about why you should be about the money, how running out of money later in life sucks and why you need to focus on creating more and more income.
EPISODE 110 - PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
In this episode I cover JAY-Z's track, Public Service Announcement. I talk about getting caught up in friends and co-workers drama, that there are two sides to every story, everyone does dirt so don't listen to the people that act immaculate and you find out what you're made of when your back is against the wall.
EPISODE 111 - HEY LOVER
In this episode I cover LL Cool J's track, Hey Lover. I speak about the concept of having a lover vs. having a friend with benefits or getting into a long term relationship along with how people lie in wait so they can make a move on someone that is \ was in a relationship.
EPISODE 112 - SLIPPED AWAY
In this episode I cover Kenny Wayne Shepherds track, Blue on Black. Insights cover those that push people away and those run away from people that treated them poorly. I also cover the topic of how wrong can't be undone and why "I'm sorries" are bullshit.
EPISODE 113 - COUNTERFEIT
In this episode I cover Limp Bizkit's record, Counterfeit. Topics range from fake people and social media, how posers suck and how you do yourself a disservice by not being who you are.
EPISOD 114 - TURN THE PAGE
In this episode I talk about Metallica's cover song Turn The Page. I discuss destination addiction and why running away doesn't result in happiness, how sometimes you get stuck doing things you don't want to do and going where you're celebrated and not just tolerated.