This week we talk to Colin Gawel
Colin Gawel is the guitarist of the American rock band, Watershed. Colin also has a solo career both with and without his backing band – Colin Gawel and the Lonely Bones. The album Superior – The Best of Colin Gawel was released in Dec 2016. Colin also lead writer, editor, and founder of the website Pencilstorm and the owner of the legendary Colin’s Coffee in Columbus, Ohio.
In This Interview, Colin Gawel and I Discuss…
- Father’s Day
- His song, Dad Can’t Help You Now
- The challenge of watching your child live life beyond your protection
- What it feels like as a parent for your child to leave home
- Talking to your children about addiction in their family history
- Being on the little league baseball team together as kids
- How important it is to come back from adversity
- Doing things for the love of doing them rather than for the anticipated outcome
- His time in the band, Watershed
- Keeping things in balance in life
- That time is precious
- How we find resilience in life
- The importance of the people you surround yourself with
- How he writes about what it’s like to be an adult in his music
- His song, The Words We Say
- How different people react and interpret his songs differently
- How unusual it is that as a musician, he prefers to perform sober rather than high on something
- That he’s conscious of how his son sees him consuming alcohol
- Our mutual love of music
- His song, Try a Little Faith
Colin Gawel Links
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.