Creative Block – conversations with artists and creative entrepreneurs from Media Lab YYC

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Summary

Ben Birney has worn a lot of different hats in his life. He's been a lawyer, a Broadway composer, and now an author. He discusses how he got to be where he is today and just how he's meandered his way through the years. Also in this conversation you will hear about video game music, law school, and fantasy novels.

Show Notes

Ben Birney has worn a lot of different hats in his life. He's been a lawyer, a Broadway composer, and now an author. He discusses how he got to be where he is today and just how he's meandered his way through the years. Also in this conversation you will hear about video game music, law school, and fantasy novels.

You can visit Ben’s website and see more information about his podcast by going here: www.brightpathbook.com

Mantra, the video game that Ben helped to write music for in high school, can be read about here: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/Mantra
And here’s a YouTube video where you can watch some of it being played:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVC_ORToEqQ

Ben mentioned a lot of books!

If you have an iPhone you can go to Apple Books and get the following selections.

The Hobbit: https://apple.co/2Q09TjW

A good start for Terry Pratchett: https://apple.co/2zwtfD9

David Eddings: https://apple.co/2DLe1x8

David Brin’s Uplift series: https://apple.co/2BBWwOc

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: https://apple.co/2DP9I3F

L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth: https://apple.co/2Arzg3S

Mike Carey’s Lucifer series: https://apple.co/2TPwK06


If you prefer Amazon, here are some links for you.
You can get a copy of The Hobbit on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SaGobO
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2P6BhYv

Terry Pratchett’s book are great. Try this one: https://amzn.to/2DNxMUL
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2PVUa5E

David Eddings: https://amzn.to/2E0QjOs
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2E04frJ

David Brin’s Uplift series: https://amzn.to/2FLUeA8
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2DKyCS2

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: https://amzn.to/2DOn4gQ
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2P3WUIP

L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth: https://amzn.to/2P60Vwp
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2P3XlTt

Mike Carey’s Lucifer series: https://amzn.to/2FFqTHA
Or the Kindle version here: https://amzn.to/2P3XlTt

Creative Block is a proud member of The Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB. You can find more information and listen to all the great shows by going here: https://www.albertapodcastnetwork.com

Our sponsors this week are:
1. Back to School Again - http://backtoschoolagain.ca - a podcast for mid-life learners.
2. ATB Entrepreneur Centre - https://atbentrepreneurcentre.com - In each thing we do–mentoring, networking, banking–we're passionate about seeing your inspiration come to life.

Media Lab YYC is a public production studio located in downtown Calgary, Alberta. They help you tell your story. They do this by assisting in the creation of videos and podcasts.

Website: http://medialabyyc.com
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What is Creative Block – conversations with artists and creative entrepreneurs from Media Lab YYC?

Kyle Marshall interviews artists and creative entrepreneurs about where they were, where they are, and where they hope to be. Most discussions take place at Media Lab YYC, a studio space in Calgary, where they believe that a creator's value shouldn't be based on their follower count.