Episode 059: Ted Gould III aka Blyss (Part 1)

Part 1 of our interview with NOLA/Bay Area bassist Ted Gould III — Half origin story, half real talk about getting and keeping the gig.

Ted’s an educator, a vlogger, an Instagram lesson machine, a sideman extraordinaire.

You’ve seen him in ads for Aguilar and MONO, among others.

He’s produced some beautiful interpretations of popular music on solo bass.

And what’s more, he’s just a super great guy. Down to earth. Wise but humble. Salt of the earth, as they say.

(We liked him before he came on the show, just to be clear.)

He’s also now a solo artist in his own right. We’re thrilled to know him and support him on this journey…

And we want you to do the same.

That’s why we’re asking you to click here and support his new album as The Brother Theodore Project.

Even a $10 donation will get you an extra on this project launch!

In the meantime, whether you donate or not, we hope you enjoy this episode.

By the way, about that…

For the first time, we had some real audio difficulties in this episode. Thankfully Ted saved us by having grabbed some live audio of our incoming feed on his side. (Chalk one more accolade up for Blyss: podcast rescue squad.)

The first part of the episode was too good to throw away. It has a lot of insight, a lot of laughter, and a look at how to deal with life as a full-time musician. We decided to send it out, warts and all, so you could hear Ted’s story in his own words.

So if we sound tinny to you, like we’re coming through someone’s iPhone? Well, it’s because… yeah, we were.

But we PROMISE if you stick with us through this episode, it gets better next week.

In the meantime, don’t forget to throw Ted a few bucks!


Music: JahzzarPlease Listen CarefullyspinningmerkabaUrbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix).

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