Chris is a senior Emergency Medicine trainee in London. He is involved with clinical leadership and is currently on the Royal College of Physicians Chief Registrar scheme.
Chris is also a DJ and Radio Host. He creates and produces Music Takes Me Up, which is played on Netil Radio. He curates old and new music from a range of genres with descriptive interludes. His aim is “to bring new music to your ears, and connect it to the music of your personal and auditory youth”.
06:43 Does Chris lead a double life?
07:20 How does Chris categorise himself in the music game?
08:00 Storytelling and narrative in music curation. Does Chris find automated Spotify playlists annoying?
09:40 The inception of Music Takes Me Up
12:50 The challenge of self-promotion. Musicians/DJs/artists are particularly rubbish at it as they want to spend more time being creative
15:20 How has Chris achieved such deep knowledge about so many musical genres?
18:10 Chris’s love of narrative… in the musical and medical environments (i.e. taking a patient’s medical history)
19:40 The phenomenon of online streaming and how it has disrupted the music industry. How has this influenced the creation of music?
24:40 How has Chris managed two careers?
27:20 Why has Chris kept his two careers so separate?
29:20 The challenge of authenticity. Case study: Comedian and ex-UFC fighter Brendan Schaub. Unanticipated skills you pick up in one pursuit will benefit others. If you are in a band, you will try and understand other bandmates roles as that makes the team work better – same applies in a medical teams.
37:20 How is Chris feeling about becoming a Consultant?
38:45 Where will Music Takes Me Up be in 5 years?
Want more from Chris?
Chris’s about.me page
@chrisodedun on twitter
@chrisodedun on instagram
Chris on Linkedin
TV series recommendation
Until next week.
PS please give me a follow on instagram. I promise you won’t regret it!