Episode 4: Be Passionate and Proud of What You Do.. with Madison Watkins of Candy Corpse
This Is Hardcore Podcast Episode #4
Be Passionate and Proud of what you do.. with Madison Watkins of Candy Corpse
Such simple advice given to Madison or Madi as she is more commonly known, by her grandfather would give her the support needed to change her direction at a pivotal moment in life.
Madi created Candy Corpse, a brand that started out with pins and stickers and has gone into apparel and other products. What started as a pet project while holding a government job and playing in Year of The Knife, became a full time job for herself. There is a lot to know about her insane creative mind, her tireless almost workaholic level drive and her obsessiveness for order.
She is the youngest guest we’ve had on the podcast, but her story from growing up at hall shows in Delaware to running a very successful business which she started from scratch is inspiring and informative. We talk on the trials and tribulations of a small company finding its niche and becoming a wider known brand. It is truly awesome just how much detail, care and effort goes into everything that she does, be it playing Bass in Year of the Knife or just working on the organization and logistics for the band, or growing out her business and expanding what she has has to offer as a brand.
There is a lot of great moments and plenty of How to- DIY information if you’re looking to start up a company or get some advice on how to really hustle and make a living off of things you love.
She is one of the most creative and yet logistical strong humans I know and her story is incredible.