Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Tanya O'Callaghan - How To Change The World Through Music

May 20, 2023

 My guest today is an actual Rockstar! Tanya O'Callaghan has played bass with the likes of Guns and Roses and White Snake and is now playing with Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden - my second favourite band of all time.  Crying in the Rain is one of my favourite songs of all time. I was listening to this song when I saw Tanya's message. She told me she was with White Snake about to go on stage! But she is not a full Rockstar. She is the one who does yoga before the show, drinks soda water instead of beer and goes to explore the cities she tours in by walking around the streets instead of partying. I asked her why and she answered "Music is my passport to making the world a better place."

Tanya O’Callaghan is an established freelance musician/bassist, speaker and activist with an eclectic impressive career to date. Tanya began crafting her skills at home making a mark for herself on the Irish music scene early in her career, playing with just about every band around and regularly guesting in house bands for many high-profile Irish TV shows and artists

Listen as we discuss:

  • 07:00- Burn 
  • 10:00 - Logistics 
  • 12:00 - Becoming the Rockstar 
  • 15:00 - Taking every opportunity 
  • 18:00 - Talent 
  • 21:00 - Ali’s band 
  • 26:00 - Changing the world 
  • 32:00 - Understanding fate 
  • 37:00 - Humanity is dumb 
  • 41:30 - Motarian 
  • 47:00 - Humour 
  • 49:00 - Become the change 
  • 52:00 - Making excuses 
  • 1:00:00 - A privileged diet 
  • 1:04:00 - The source 
  • 1:05:00 - Highway to Health 
  • 1:08:00 - The only veggie in the village 
  • 1:09:00 - Thriving in chaos 
  • 1:12:00 - Just put it out 
  • 1:16:00 - Taking a break 

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