Matthew Wayne Selznick https://www.mattselznick.com author, musician, and creator at large Sat, 01 Aug 2015 18:29:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=126 Copyright © Matthew Wayne Selznick 2014 mwselznick@gmail.com (Matthew Wayne Selznick) mwselznick@gmail.com (Matthew Wayne Selznick) 1440 https://www.mattselznick.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/mws_header_image_hd_20140905_a01.png Matthew Wayne Selznick https://www.mattselznick.com 144 144 Author and Creator at Large Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author and creator living in Long Beach, California. Matthew Wayne Selznick Matthew Wayne Selznick mwselznick@gmail.com no no The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 087 — Coming Back To Creativity https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-087-coming-back https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-087-coming-back#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 02:48:08 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19894 Coming back to the microphone after a very difficult few months. Trouble's not done with me, but when is it ever, with anyone? This episode is all about transitions and what might be next for the DIY Endeavors podcast.

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apartment_door_300x300The Springtime of Suck is past; the Summer of Transition (still including a healthy helping of Suck) is well under way. Now I’m coming back to the microphone to bring you a new DIY Endeavors Podcast.

This episode is transitional, too: it’s been nearly three months since the last, and the changes I’m going through have had—and will continue to have—an impact on the things I make, including this show.

So I talk about it! One of the notable points: the new publication schedule for the show is every two weeks. Look for episode 88 in your feed around the middle of August, 2015.

I also play a voicemail from a listener.

Links

Some of the things mentioned in this episode:

  • Four new songs I released in July (playlist)
  • In July, I recorded, produced and released a new audiobook of my fiction collection Four Stories. You can get it from me directly and pay whatever you want, or you can also find it at Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.
  • I am so very, very grateful for my Patreon patrons. I thank them by name in this episode. If you’d like to support the show and my creative endeavors, and get extra content and other perks, you can become a patron for as little as $1.00 per creative work — and you decide how many times per month your pledge is triggered!
  • Author Charles Anderson sent in a voicemail with just about the best news, at the best moment, possible. I was tickled to hear it, and honored that he chose the occasion to record the message. You should check out his books!
  • WTF With Marc Maron is the best interview podcast available right now, and it’s been an inspiration and comfort to me since I discovered the show several months ago. So I spend a little time thanking Marc for that. And the door is open, Marc: come on the show!

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I always want to hear from DIY, independent creators: tell me what you’re working on, what your challenges are, what cool tools and resources you depend on… get in touch! Record a voice message on your phone (or just send a regular ol’ email) and send it to mwsmedia@gmail.com. You can also leave a voicemail at +1 757-349-6288 (+1 757-DIY-MATT).

Naturally, you can also simply leave a comment right after these show notes.

Technicals

Recorded and produced in the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California. As always I used my thirty year old Shure SM58 (although I’m increasingly, sadly, aware that I’ll probably have to retire it when I can afford to) plugged into a Zoom R16 digital multitrack recorder.

Raw audio was edited in Audacity with finishing touches applied in Hindenburg Journalist.

The new theme song, “Gnatcatcher,” was recorded on the Zoom using a 1971 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a the-year-doesn’t-matter Fender Squire Stratocaster Bullet. Drum sequencing was done with Mixcraft 7. I wrote the song and played everything. You can hear the whole thing on Soundcloud.

This episode took about four hours record, produce, write the show notes, and distribute, for a cost of $300.00, a figure that represents what I would have earned doing freelance work for clients for the same amount of time, and provides an approximate and somewhat arbitrary measure of the value of this show… or, perhaps, its cost to me! If you’d like to offset that cost for as little as one dollar each episode (more if you can afford it!) consider becoming a patron of the show, with my grateful thanks!


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Twenty Four Moons Is A New Bookcase Sessions Original Song https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/twenty-four-moons https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/twenty-four-moons#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:49:51 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19885 Presenting another song in the Bookcase Sessions video series: "Twenty Four Moons," a brisk rocker with a high earworm potential. Click through to watch the video and hear the song!

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“Twenty Four Moons” was written on June 2, 2015. It’s the last complete song from the Spring of 2015 that had yet to be released to you in some way; that situation is now rectified!

Shipping a new song is a pretty good way to kick off my birthday, I think!

This one started with a sliding riff (F#~G, G~A) kinda sorta reminiscent of something you might hear from X… but I think the complete song owes more to maybe late seventies / early eighties Nick Lowe or Elvis Costello. If you, dear reader, can suss out other influences less obvious to me, let me know what you hear by leaving a comment!

I can really hear a full band on this song. I probably should have played electric guitar—it would have been easier—but that’s not how the Bookcase Sessions work!

“Twenty Four Moons” is the twelfth installment in my video series, The Bookcase Sessions. Since I’m all caught up in that regard, it should be a little while before there’s another one (although I do have a couple of song fragments I’d like to develop soon).

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More Sounds: Four Stories Audiobook And A Song https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/four-stories-audiobook https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/four-stories-audiobook#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 07:45:54 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19864 More new sounds! Another entry in the Bookcase Sessions series of live single-song video performances, and the long-awaited audiobook edition of Four Stories. Learn more about them both!

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In May, I wrote about creating under conditions of life-altering stress. My stress has leveled off a little—it’s more of a simmer, less of a full burn—and I’ve managed to create here and there… and ship! The latest: the Four Stories audiobook edition and a new song in my video series The Bookcase Sessions.

Both endeavors are new versions of existing works. Four Stories has existed in e-book format since October of 2014. And the new Bookcase Sessions song, “Won’t Take This Away,” is a cover of a song by D. D. Wood.

They have this in common: both elicited pretty emotional performances from me.

The Four Stories Audiobook

four_stories_audiobook_625x625Four Stories is my first collection of literary (non-genre) fiction accompanied by essays revealing the inspiration, themes, and behind-the-words secrets behind each tale.

It’s a very personal collection. The stories, while far from autobiographical, are drawn from experiences and relationships I had in my early twenties. The essays reveal things I’ve never written about. I’m very proud of the work.

Dramatic narration is always hard work. It’s acting; a one-person show where the performer and the audience are separated by distance and time.

This performance, though… wow. It really took it out of me, especially the frenetic stream-of-consciousness final story, “The Days of Wine and Roses by The Dream Syndicate.” Somewhere in there, I forgot I was reading; forget I was acting.

The first time I played back the result, it was like listening to someone other than myself, and I was moved to tears.

Unexpected… but I’m so pleased. The Four Stories audiobook edition ended up being a raw, powerful companion to the very personal e-book edition.

Just like all of my commercial releases, you can pay whatever you like for the Four Stories audiobook. The suggested price on my site is $4.00, but you can pay as little as a dollar… or whatever you want based on your ability to pay and the value you place on my work.

Give it a chance! I really want you to hear it.

Won’t Take This Away

I know D. D. Wood though mutual friends, and even though I’ve seen the band she fronts, Gypsy Trash, several times, I’m pretty sure we’ve only ever directly communicated through social media. Such is the way of the Conversation Age, for better or worse!

About a week ago, D. D. posted a video one of her students had made using her song, “Won’t Take This Away.”

As I wrote to her right after listening to it six or seven million times in the next fifteen minutes, it was the right song at the right wrong time. Totally broke me in the best way.

It’s one of those songs I feel like I might have written. So I asked if she’d mind if I covered it. This is the result:

If you like my rendition of “Won’t Take This Away,” be sure to comment on and “like” the video on YouTube!

Making What I Can

Still not quite up to writing new fiction. I know that’s what a lot of folks in my community are waiting for.

I gotta make stuff, though, so it’s music for me right now. And it feels good to get another long-promised audiobook out of the gate.

Next up: the audiobook version of the revised edition of Brave Men Run: A Novel of the Sovereign Era. Yep. Finally.

Since that’s going to take a while, expect to see some more installments of The Bookcase Sessions, too… I’ve got a song called “Twenty Four Moons” in the queue, and a few fragments I haven’t fleshed out yet.

Thank You, Patrons

One last note: I want to thank my Patreon patrons for their support these last few months. They’re a small but invaluably dedicated bunch whose patronage makes a real sink-or-swim difference. When I make things these days, I’m thinking of them.

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Two New Songs https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/two-new-songs https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/two-new-songs#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 05:10:49 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19838 Presenting two new original songs, written this past Spring and recorded as part of the ongoing Bookcase Sessions videos.

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Earlier this year, I wrote my first new songs in five years.

In May, I recorded “porch editions” of my Bookcase Sessions video series and shared the results exclusively with my Patreon patrons because, hey, they’re my patrons.

Now I’m pleased to share these songs with the rest of the world!

Paint The Air

Words and music written March 23, 2015.

Lots of tension. Sparse chords milked hard and played just past my comfort and skill level, all sloppy and full of feeling. I’d say there’s a Richard Thompson vibe here if that wouldn’t sound like I was giving myself way too much credit.

Darlin’

Words and music written May 12, 2015.

A zippy, sappy-happy pop song, except it’s not so happy. Surprise! This one earworms me every time I hear it; I’d be lying if I said I hoped it didn’t do the same to you.

What Are The Bookcase Sessions?

The Bookcase Sessions are live, unaltered acoustic performances recorded in front of my bookcases… except when they’re not, as is the case with these two songs.

The first Bookcase Session dates all the way back to January of 2010. You can watch all ten performances right here:

If you like any (or all) of these new songs, be sure to rate, favorite, and comment on the corresponding video. And as always, your comments right here on this blog post are more than welcome, too!

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Creating Under Stressful Conditions: Make What You Can; Make What Helps https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/creating-under-stress https://www.mattselznick.com/scribtotum/creating-under-stress#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 01:02:58 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19756 When you're committed to making things you can sell, how can you create under conditions of extreme stress and anxiety?

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Logo of Fox Coffeehouse in Long Beach, CaliforniaOn Saturday, May 16, 2015, I played and sang in public for the first time since Sunday, March 28, 2010.

It was an open mic at Fox Coffeehouse. I was able to do two little mini-sets:

Set One:

  1. Make-Over
  2. Darlin’ (first public performance ever)
  3. Elvis C.
  4. Second “Sister”

Set Two:

  1. About A Girl (Nirvana)
  2. A Message To Pretty (Love)
  3. Powderfinger (Neil Young)
  4. Burning House of Love (X)

At the end, everybody (a bassist, a blues guitarist, me faking along on my acoustic, and led by husband and wife ukulele duo The Geriatrics) joined together for “Love Potion #9,” “The Letter” (I was excited to jam on a song sung first by Alex Chilton!!) and… was there one other..? I can’t remember.

It was a nice time, and something I’ve been building toward doing since this past March 23, when I wrote my first song in almost exactly five years.

I wrote that song, “Paint the Air,” on bass, but since then, I’ve focused more on acoustic guitar.

Then, on May 3, I wrote my first poem since January 2010.

Then, I wrote another song, “Darlin’,” on May 12, just a few days ago.

I’ve been under a great deal of stress this Spring—the most I’ve dealt with since the end of my second marriage in the first half of 2010. In fact, it’s far worse than then.

I talk about it a little—especially how life-altering changes and stress make it so hard to create “shippable” creative works—in episode eighty six of The DIY Endeavors Podcast.

There, as now, I’m not going to go into details. Maybe once things have settled down a little. It’s not important in the context of this post, anyway.

What’s important: I think I have an answer to the question I ask in that podcast episode. If I’d previously thought to look at my creative output from the first half of 2010… well, I would have realized it faster.

Creations Appropriate To Available Energy

I haven’t been able to write prose fiction since late February.

I just don’t have the energy to get into the virtual heads of a bunch of fictional people. I’m too occupied with my own head.

Given that all of creative output for the last five years has been works of fiction and non-fiction, being cut off has intensified my stress and anxiety.

Apparently, though, given the right emotional fuel, I’m capable of creating smaller works. Things that can go from concept to tangible art in an hour, or ninety minutes.

Songs. And poetry.

Forms of expression that, for me, at least, draw much more on spontaneity and feelings that do fiction and non-fiction.

That’s what I need right now.

That’s what I’m capable of.

It’s Good For Me, Too

Stress, anxiety, depression… I’m dealing with all of it right now. Frankly, I’m a little concerned about the long term effects of this period of my life. I don’t want my brain and body to get too accustomed to this flight-or-fight, high adrenaline, cortisol-imbalanced time.

I don’t want to deaden my experience through prescribed, blunt-force chemical hammers, either. There’s an appropriate time and place for pharmaceuticals, but I don’t think I’m quite in that place, as bad as it’s been.

Writing music, and to a lesser degree, poetry (and what are song lyrics but a form of poetry?) has become part of my strategy to manage my stress, stave off the depression, and help loosen the cinching band of anxiety around my chest.

Scan Of A Brain Experiencing MusicAs it turns out, experiencing both music and poetry helps trigger similar areas of the brain. Music and poetry have a direct line to our emotions, help with self reflection, and help reinforce neural pathways.

And actually writing poetry?

Similar to any kind of written focus on our own emotions, writing poetry increases the activity of our pre-frontal cortex, the brain’s regulator, while decreasing activity in the amygala, where much of our fear response originates.

In other words: when we put pen to paper (literally: typing doesn’t have the same impact, perhaps because it gets those words out of the skull too quickly) in a reflective way, we regulate disassociated fear and other stressful emotions.

Writing poetry changes our brain and body chemistry, for the better.

When you add actually playing an instrument? Taking poetry one step farther by writing songs?

Music brings all kinds of benefits to the brain, the body, and even to our capacity for empathy.

Playing an instrument makes you a better human!

But Is It Shippable?

Fine. I created a couple of songs and a single poem in the two months since my life was turned upside down and inside out.

But in episode 86 of The DIY Endeavors Podcast, I specifically asked how to continue producing shippable creative works in the face of life-changing stress.

Stuff I can sell. Because a statistically significant portion of my monthly income comes from people trading money for the things I make, and they tend to do more of that very generous thing when I release something new.

I’m not going to sell a single poem to my community of friends, patrons, and fans. That’s silly.

video card from the bookcase sessions seriesThe two songs? They’ll show up as videos in The Bookcase Sessions collection as patron-supported creations, and my patrons will get digital audio versions, plus lyrics, of both tunes (here’s how you can become a patron for as little as a dollar per creative work released).

The poem will be distributed to my patrons as a free bonus. Eventually, perhaps, it’ll end up in a collection, if I ever write enough to merit such a thing.

So. Not shippable creative works, per se.

I’m cool with that.

The Right Work For The Time

2015 Is a Production Year for Author and Creator Matthew Wayne Selznick? Not So MuchIn December of 2014, I boldly proclaimed that 2015 would be a “production year.” I’ve had an index card taped under my monitor for months to help me focus on that.

Reading that blog post now, five months later, I could cry.

“Things have not turned out as I planned, hoped, or dreamed,” he under-stated hysterically.

Even though I did ship something since Shit Went Down (the eighteen-song album Test Pressing, recorded in 2002), I now know I must not concern myself with shipping anything I create… or even with creating anything with the intention to ship.

Shipping can’t matter right now. What matters is Keeping It Together.

Short, more immediately gratifying creative endeavors—writing poems; writing, and especially performing, music—help me.

I need the help!

So I’m making things for me.

It’s Not Rocket Science

You might be reading this and thinking, “well, duh, Matt.”

That’s fair.

See, I wanted to hew to the idea of my “production year” because letting it go meant really understanding that nothing was going to go how I thought it would. Nothing. And everything was changing. Everything.

Concerning myself with sticking to the plan? That was denial.

A little denial in the face of shocking change is acceptable; natural. It’s how we pad ourselves against the high speed impact of forced emotional and cognitive dissonance.

Eventually, though, ya gotta face…

…the music!

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The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 086 — Under Pressure https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-086-under-pressure https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-086-under-pressure#comments Sat, 02 May 2015 19:50:45 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19690 In this episode: host Matthew Wayne Selznick asks how to continue producing shippable creative works in the face of life-changing stress. Click through for full show notes!

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pressure and stress leading to pulling out hair Nearly a month after the last episode, and what a month (what a month and a half) it’s been. I talk about the pressure and stress brought on by many, many fundamental changes in my life, and how it’s affected my ability to create… and ask you how you manage to continue producing shippable creative work in the face of life-altering stress.

Also, I’ve got a favor to ask, but it’s the kind of favor that totally works for you, DIY, independent creative entrepreneur: I need you to tell me about the DIY, independent creative endeavor you’re promoting in the first half of May, 2015. You can leave a comment here, or call the voicemail line, or even send me an email. Tell me about it! And be sure to give me a link!

Links

Some of the things mentioned in this episode:

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The next episode depends on your feedback! Tell me all about the DIY, independent creative endeavor you’re promoting in the first half of May, 2015. Leave a voicemail, send me an email, or comment right here in the comments section of these show notes.

I’d also love your thoughts on the central challenge of my creative life right now: how do you produce “shippable” creative works when you’re dealing with the pressure of life-changing, highly stressful events?

Technicals

Recorded and produced in the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California. As always I used my thirty year old Shure SM58 (although I’m increasingly, sadly, aware that I’ll probably have to retire it when I can afford to) plugged into a Zoom R16 digital multitrack recorder.

Raw audio was edited in Audacity with finishing touches applied in Hindenburg Journalist.

This episode took about three hours record, produce, write the show notes, and distribute, for a cost of $225.00, a figure that represents what I would have earned doing freelance work for clients for the same amount of time, and provides an approximate and somewhat arbitrary measure of the value of this show… or, perhaps, its cost to me! If you’d like to offset that cost for as little as one dollar each episode (more if you can afford it!) consider becoming a patron of the show, with my grateful thanks!


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Last summer a man I liked, a man I respected, a man whose talent I admired very much… a colleague and collaborator.. a man I considered a friend, even if we weren’t as close as some… he died as a result of a very fast, very vicious cancer.

Today’s his birthday. And I’m seeing his memory honored with so much love today, just as he was honored by love when he left.

I know this day must be hard for the woman who was at his side when he passed. But she was there, and they had that, and if you gotta go… well. What a gift for them both.

Love is so rare. Life is so short, and maybe there’s more. Maybe there’s not. No one can truly say one way or another.

The only thing I know for sure, the only thing I know that isn’t gut feeling or hope or faith… is that the love right here and right now might just be the last love you get.

Honor it with your whole heart, keep it safe, and nurture it so it stays strong and binding.

P.G. Holyfield​, I don’t like that you’re not in the world. I mourn the stories you had yet to tell.

You were a lucky, lucky man.

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The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 085 — Interview Of Scott Roche https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-085-interview-of-scott-roche https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-085-interview-of-scott-roche#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:59:40 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19577 In this episode: a conversation with DIY, independent author and podcaster Scott Roche. Click through for full show notes!

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scott_roche_300x324Scott Roche is an author and podcaster whose story—and actions—epitomizes the ideal that doing it yourself means never having to go it alone.

He’s also my interview guest on episode eighty five of the DIY Endeavors Podcast!

In the course of our conversation, Scott reveals…

  • …a passion for the short story form
  • …the influence of a strong work ethic
  • …the value of a supportive network
  • …the power of mentoring
  • …and a whole lot more!

The Casebook Of Esho St. Claire by Scott Roche

The Casebook Of Esho St. Claire by Scott Roche

Folks listen to Scott nearly every week in his capacity as one of the co-hosts of The Dead Robots Society Podcast, the long running show that focuses on the craft and career of writers… but I bet they’ve never heard him like this.

Enjoy!

Links

Scott covers a lot of ground, both chronological and philosophical, as he tells his story in this episode.

Here are links to a few of the things mentioned.

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Tell me your thoughts! Let’s talk!

Technicals

Recorded and produced in the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California. For the intro and outro segments, as always I used my thirty year old Shure SM58 plugged into a Zoom R16 digital multitrack recorder.

The interview segment was recorded via Skype and the Pamela Skype Recorder. I used the Zoom R16 as a soundcard to capture both Scott’s signal and my own direct-mic’ed voice. Some recurrent static and other oddness can be heard when Scott speaks; it seems to have been on his end, or perhaps a by-product of our Skype connection.

Raw audio was edited in Audacity with finishing touches applied in Hindenburg Journalist.

This episode took about five hours record, produce, write the show notes, and distribute, for a cost of $375.00, a figure that represents what I would have earned doing freelance work for clients for the same amount of time, and provides an approximate and somewhat arbitrary measure of the value of this show… or, perhaps, its cost to me! If you’d like to offset that cost for as little as one dollar every month (more if you can afford it!) consider becoming a patron of the show, with my grateful thanks!


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The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 084 — Zero Budget, Unlimited Heart https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-084-unlimited-heart https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-084-unlimited-heart#comments Wed, 18 Mar 2015 04:23:06 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19368 Don't have the money to bring the polish and the shine? Make sure you bring every ounce of heart you can muster into your DIY, independent creative endeavor. Click through for full show notes!

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Zero Budget, Unlimited Heart TeeDIY, independent creative entrepreneurs and makers, in this episode, I entreat you: make the thing you want to make, and bring it to the world, even if you don’t have the money to do it just as you’d really like.

If you have a zero budget, bring unlimited heart. Your community will recognize the value of your work.

Also: what’s your favorite DIY, independent creative work done on a zero budget, but with unlimited heart? Share the “works of shoddy brilliance” you love with the world… in the comments!

Mentioned in this episode…

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I really hope you’ll share the zero budget / unlimited heart creative works you love… and anything else on your mind regarding the topic!

Declare It and Wear It

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Technicals

Recorded and produced in the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California. I used my thirty year old Shure SM58 plugged into a Zoom R16 digital multitrack recorder.

Raw audio was edited in Audacity with finishing touches applied in Hindenburg Journalist.

This episode took about two hours to record, produce, write the show notes, and distribute, for a cost of $150.00, a figure that represents what I would have earned doing freelance work for clients for the same amount of time, and provides an approximate and somewhat arbitrary measure of the value of this show… or, perhaps, its cost to me! If you’d like to offset that cost for as little as one dollar every month (more if you can afford it!) consider becoming a patron of the show, with my grateful thanks!


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https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-084-unlimited-heart/feed 2 0:22:47 The host of the DIY Endeavors Podcast, author and creator Matthew Wayne Selznick, recommends that DIY independent creators deliver with unlimited heart when they have a zero budget. Don't have the money to bring the polish and the shine? Make sure you bring every ounce of heart you can muster into your DIY, independent creative endeavor. Click through for full show notes! Please click through and comment on The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 084 — Zero Budget, Unlimited Heart! Matthew Wayne Selznick no no
The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 083 — Distraction https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-083-distraction https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-083-distraction#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:01:57 +0000 https://www.mattselznick.com/?p=19346 In this episode of The DIY Endeavors Podcast, host Matthew Wayne Selznick presents an idea you might spend more time thinking about than hearing about: what's distraction really about? Click through for full show notes!

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chaosstar-350In this brief episode, I examine what distraction might be telling me… and you… and every distracted independent creative entrepreneur.

That is you sometimes, right?

I only mentioned a few things in the episode that merit a link…

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Technicals

Recorded and produced in the lush and lavish studios of MWS Media in Long Beach, California. I used my thirty year old Shure SM58 plugged into a Zoom R16 digital multitrack recorder.

Raw audio was edited in Audacity with finishing touches applied in Hindenburg Journalist.

This episode took about ninety minutes record, produce, write the show notes, and distribute, for a cost of $112.50, a figure that represents what I would have earned doing freelance work for clients for the same amount of time, and provides an approximate and somewhat arbitrary measure of the value of this show… or, perhaps, its cost to me! If you’d like to offset that cost for as little as one dollar every month (more if you can afford it!) consider becoming a patron of the show, with my grateful thanks!


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https://www.mattselznick.com/podcasts/diy-endeavors-podcast/diye-083-distraction/feed 4 0:16:04 The host of the DIY Endeavors Podcast, author and creator Matthew Wayne Selznick, explores the root of distractions and asks how distraction might be hurting your creative endeavors. In this episode of The DIY Endeavors Podcast, host Matthew Wayne Selznick presents an idea you might spend more time thinking about than hearing about: what's distraction really about? Click through for full show notes! Please click through and comment on The DIY Endeavors Podcast Number 083 — Distraction! Matthew Wayne Selznick no no