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#23: Octavius – one Rasta’s journey

Octavius Wright’s mission is to inspire, enlighten, uplift, and spread positive vibes.

The Polarizer Podcast 23: Octavius, one Rasta's journey

Octavius and I met in 2011 at an open mic night at Seville Quarter in Pensacola, Florida. I was an exchange student there at the time. We quickly became friends after we jammed on stage (Octavius on lead vocals, me on guitar, Chris Ozuna on drums, and someone I didn’t know on bass). Through the years, we kept in touch by giving each other a call once or twice a year. We met again in 2018, when Octavius attended my wedding.

Octavius gave up a stable life in Texas to travel all over the United States on a journey to inspire, enlighten and lift people up. He sold and gave away all of his material posessions, bought a train ticket, and headed West. We talk about this incredible journey at length, as well as Octavius’ life story of music, the meaning of life, what makes people tick, how he inspires everyone around him, and doing hard time.

A great chat with a lovely human being who I am honored to call a great friend.

The show


00:00:00 – Back in 2011
00:17:55 – The calling
00:54:20 – Arriving in Los Angeles
01:13:20 – Ain’t nothin’ changed
01:23:30 – Wild stories from the streets
01:37:55 – Prison
02:36:00 – Outro music: Vibe Irie – Johnny Law

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Octavius’ old band

Recorded in 2011.

Recording details

Recorded on September 25 2019; in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and San Francisco, USA.

Recorded on the big setup hooked up to a video call.

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About Diederik

Diederik is a guy from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He quit his job when he was 29 years old and traveled the world for over 18 months as a digital nomad and bartender. On this website, he posts his travel photos and experiences, records podcasts with interesting people, and shares his general thoughts.