1. Ep.236 – Cover Wars with Jerome Etheridge - Take Me to Church (Sofia Karlberg VS Jasmine Thompson) James Cox & Blake Moseley 33:07

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This conversation is between the host James and Jerome Etheridge discussing the Irish singer-songwriter Hozier’s song Taking Me to Church. The speaker explains that the first time they heard the song, they were immediately drawn to its powerful lyrics and calming vibe. James shares background information about the song, including that it was written and recorded in an attic in County Wicklow and was originally released as part of an extended play before featuring on Hozier’s debut album. The conversation then turns to the speaker’s own music, their last single about a blunt. The speaker confirms that they are still working on quitting smoking.

Jerome is asked about recording music in various places and has recorded in some of the best and worst places and the most creative place he has recorded was his friend’s bedroom closet. His friend had it padded out and they closed the door behind them to get the best acoustics. Other people the speaker knows have recorded in the bathroom and one friend even recorded in the shower.

James and Jerome both listen to Cover songs of Hozier’s “Take me to Church” and discuss them.

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James Cox Podcast Host who has Cerebral Palsy

James Cox is an individual living with cerebral palsy. He has a podcast called “When Words Fail…Music Speaks” in which he discusses how Music can help with depression. James has lived with cerebral palsy all of his life, and now he wants to help people understand that living with a disability does not define who he is.

James’ dad is a retired colonel in the Air Force, so he lived in many different places such as the Philippines and bases in the southeast USA meeting many interesting people and gaining life experience. James has worked several different jobs over the years that allowed him the opportunity to meet new people and gain different outlooks on life. Places such as Central Carolina Tech College, The Sumter Library, Dave and Buster’s, and Outback Steakhouse.

James has been living on his own for five years now. Moving out of Sumter SC, he has been living up to his life long goal to live on his own and thrive despite his disability. He now lives in Columbia SC and has a part time job that he loves in addition to his podcast.