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Q: Where did the name Nutritious come from? In 2005, I was doing a bunch of mind/body/spirit work, self- improvement type-stuff, kinda shedding many years of neglect usually associated with being a 'starving artist'/debaucherous musician. At the peak of it all, I got really into raw-foodism, shamanism, yoga, fasting, detox, you name it; and once I felt great all I wanted to do was share my discoveries with oth- ers and help other people feel great, heal the world type- stuff but, I felt I needed a degree first - at least some sort of decree that would substantiate my discoveries and help me earn trust with potential 'patients'. So, I decided to earn a degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. After graduating, Montel Williams asked me to work with him on finding natural ways to mitigate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Once we had experimented a bunch, we had the idea to write a book and I was sent to learn from David Wolfe, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dr. Timothy Brantley and many other helpful people and eventually we put out a bestselling diet and lifestyle book. Note: For those who don't know... David Wolfe, Dr. Ga- briel Cousens, and Dr. Timothy Brantley are all prominent supporters of the "you are what you eat" movement, and especially focusing on raw food. Many people be- lieve that much of the illness in our culture is due to the Standard American Diet, and that eating a more natural, plant-based diet can cure a variety of ailments. Needless to say, I'm a big fan of "you are what you eat", but when I began really looking at the situation I started to real-


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ize it's a little more macro than that... it's really a situation where we act how we eat. In any case, I continue to consult with people about health and nutrition - just kinda as an ev- eryday thing. While music is my passion, I also want to help these practices and ideas flourish, so I figured the name Nu- tritious would help get the conversation started.


Q: I know you are a drummer/producer/DJ/composer/ etc. How do those different roles work together? Is one of them more important to you than the others? I think they all feed each other in a really symbiotic way. I'll go a few days only listening to and composing house music in front of the computer and then I need to have a live jam and get behind the drums and play some rock or jazz. I believe life works in phases and cycles. Performance wise, I'm currently in a DJ phase.


Q: So how did you end up focusing on this type of music? I’m not sure what to call it anymore with all the genres and subgenres (basically electronic dance mu- sic.)


Nobody seems to know what to call it these days... as time goes on, new genres emerge and old genres melt together. The result is all semantics... to me, jam/funk/electronic stuff, it's all fun music with a lot of dancing - and that's what I like. I had done years of playing and listening to the Grateful Dead and Phish and the likes and then I started producing raves in Colorado - all through, I've always focused on people dancing.


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