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Happy first birthday! You write about your music and photography, both of which are beautiful, but you don’t mention your writing, which I think brings everything together each month. And this especially, was an excellent piece of writing. Thank you for sharing a little of your past, and here’s to the future!

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Matt, it has been a joy to hear Fog Chaser unfold. Thank you for sharing your music and story with us! I look forward to more meditative moments with the community you are building in the year to come.

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I love this, β€œHere, I’m building out the world I want to live in. And while it’s somewhat aspirational, I’m finding that the more I build it here with you, the more I live it in my everyday life: I get out into the woods more often, wandering, taking photos and grabbing field recordings; I take long, phone-free walks; I unplug more regularly; I fill my days more and more with things that fill my cup.”

I think the calmness you experience comes through in your work, which benefits everyone you reach. Well done, thank you, and congratulations πŸ₯³

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Sep 13, 2022Liked by FogChaser

Love this newsletter, and can't wait to see what's next! Congrats on 1 year!

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This is a more extended recommendation for you:

https://anngauger.substack.com/p/experience-as-music?sd=pf

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Unfortunately missed this when it first came out but congrats on one year! I can say truthfully that your newsletter is different from anything else on substack. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with in the future.

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Sep 7, 2022Liked by FogChaser

I just found this today, but already added it to my RSS reader, your beats strike a really nice balance between etherial and natural. Love the work.

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Happy b-day! Toot! Toot! πŸ₯³ Congratulations on building such magical and calming space, Matt πŸ‘βœ¨πŸŽΆ. So glad and grateful to have met you here on Substack. I'm really excited to see what year 2 brings for FC!

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Congrats on the one year. (Sometimes I wish I'd chosen a once a month pacing! You smart.) Anyway, you asked which was a favorite song from this Volume. It was Unmoored, but then you had to knock it off the top step with Alluvial. That one makes me want to potter about in the house with socks on, moving knick knacks to different shelves while I wait for a kettle to boil so I can brew a pot of tea. That probably makes no sense, but that's me in a nutshell. Keep up the good work, here's to another year, and thanks for the ear food. - J

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Happy anniversary! Congratulations on marking Year 1 in the books, and thank you for sharing your music/art with the world. I'm really happy we've been able to connect through Substack.

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Sep 3, 2022Liked by FogChaser

Thank you for your beautiful workβ€”gives me hope.

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Sep 2, 2022Liked by FogChaser

Happy Birthday! Celebrate a year of creating and giving! Thank you Matt.

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Congrats on one year, of your Substack and writing this beautiful post.

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Thanks for your inspirational and brave sharing of your story, Matt! I admit I don't use quiet time very effectively (or anything close to regularly), but I DO take the time to breathe and slow down when your posts hit my inbox!

I think you've helped me do that more often, though, and I've discovered lengthy instrumental bossa nova and light jazz channels on YouTube that I put on in the background when I write. Baby steps for a calmer me!

I also appreciate your deft leadership in our Zoom-y meetings! You're (among other things), quite a competent facilitator! Congrats on Year One, Matt, and all the best for a rockin'....oops, I mean....peaceful and mellow Year Two!πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸŽ‚

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You are an inspiration!!! Thank you

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Sep 1, 2022Liked by FogChaser

Nice job keeping with it for a year, and I'm looking forward to many more to come if that's where this journey leads. I'm proud of you, and all the things you take the time to create.

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