Wanderful the podcast is created and hosted by arts-in-business innovator David Pearl to help you bring a bit of wonder to your walking. Inspired by David’s not-profit social movement Street Wisdom that brings free guided in-person and online walking workshops to city streets in 80 countries and counting. Each episode takes an entertaining and light- hearted look at an aspect of life we all secretly struggle with or want to get better at: optimism, creativity, relationships, wealth, direction… you get the idea. We’ll start the walks by exploring the everyday challenge in the company of an entertaining and refreshingly, imperfectly human, guest. Then, following simple instructions provided by David, the walk becomes a way to get clarity, insight and learn new skills you can use every day to help you find answers to your life questions. All you need is some headphones and a phone so you can get outside and walk whilst listening, but if you are tuning in at home then walking (slowly) inside your house, also works well too. You can dig deeper into the power of wandering and getting off the beaten track in David’s book Wanderful: Human Navigation for a Complex World available at leading bookstores. Follow @streetwisdom_ @davidpearlhere for more ideas and inspiration on leading a Wanderful life https://wanderfulpodcast.com/
Tuesday Jan 31, 2023
Tuesday Jan 31, 2023
Tuesday Jan 31, 2023
Wanderful with Tom Morley
Team Building is needed more than ever in 2023. Face to face onsite interaction. A reason to come together. 200 people drumming. A thousand people singing in harmony. Things we can't do on Zoom.
Tom Morley has a 40- year track record of doing this. Scritti Politti, David Bowie, Madness, Blue Chips everywhere and now you. Exactly where you are. That's Tom's speciality, finding out where you are and starting there.
Following his time in the music business with the 80s band Scritti Politti Tom has developed a truly artistic way of living where every experience leads him to the humorous uncovering of some universal truth. He turns his disasters and successes into Keynote inspiration for tired conference audiences who think they've seen it all. Maybe they HAVE seen it all, but have they FELT it? Have they DRUMMED it? Have they CHANTED it? Have they HARMONISED it?
Four decades onstage, first behind a drum kit then being the front man for whole troupes of performers has earned him the name ‘The Stand Up Drummer’. What's he standing up for? You're about to find out.
00.00 - 00.44 Theme & Intro
00.45 - 05.30 David introduces Tom Morley
05.30 - 10.00 Tom discovers ‘analog instagram’ and describes the way he looks
10.10 - 13.05 How the ‘groove’ is found at the intersection of discipline, surrender and mischief.
13.06 - 14.07 Addressing the ‘thing’ which the audience is thinking.
14.08 - 15.39 Irreverence Justified
15.40 - 21.21 Tom describes his work as a ‘polymath’.
21.22 - 23.00 Scritti Politti Anecdote - Mischief in action
23.10 - 29.02 Making good trouble - re-introducing people to their own creativity
29.03 - 35.27 The importance of dancing around the room - finding the flow - safety in the ‘groove’.
35.28 - 39.03 Playing with the walking rhythm - getting into the groove on the 2nd and 4th beat.
39.05 - 42.34 Don’t just walk from A to B - dance to A to B: Bring out the inner-adult
42.35 - 44.24 The Wanderful Exercise: Finding the Groove
44.24 - 48.48 Epilogue & End Credits
“My mantra is ‘we’re better than this’. That’s what drives me on.” (David)
“Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin… all those people… they gave us permission to just jam clothes together.” (Tom)
“I look like someone you would want to have a conversation with and that’s because I’m shy. I can’t really start conversations from scratch, I have to get people to start conversations with me.” (Tom)
“The ‘groove’ is found at the intersection of discipline, surrender and mischief.” (Tom)
“Irreverence, justified.” (Tom)
“We are our own powerpoint. We just need to turn ourselves on.” (Tom)
“I’m there to re-introduce people to their own creativity.” (Tom)
“We are up against the very well funded status-quo.” (Tom)
“Drummers… what we do is make it safe for everybody… we keep the groove going.” (Tom)
“The irony is, the safer they feel with the groove, the groovier the groove is, the more attractive… then they will feel something new.” (Tom)
“We walk in rhythm, so you can play with the rhythm of walking. We pretty much walk in 4/4. If you want to get into the groove, emphasise the 2nd and the 4th beat. Then you get into the groove. It’s called the off-beat.” (Tom)
“What’s the purpose of the dance? It’s to dance.” (Tom)
“There is a lot to get done. As we do it, lets dance our way there, because we’ll get to better places if we do that.” (David)
“I’m not interested in bringing out their inner-child. I’m interested in bringing out their inner-adult.” (Tom)
Tom Morley (Guest)
David Pearl (Host)
Andrew Paine (Producer & Audio Engineer)