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Presenting Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick Episode 001

Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick
Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick
Presenting Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick Episode 001

I’ve been hinting at it on social media; I’ve made no secret about it here on my site… and it’s here! My return to podcasting after nearly two years, Sonitotum.

In this first episode, I talk about…

  1. …why I stopped doing my last show
  2. …why I started this one
  3. …what you can expect from the show
  4. …and from the next episode.

I want you to listen, but here are some hints:

  1. Life got really, really crazy
  2. I’ve hit “reset” on my creative endeavors and I’m starting over… and taking you with me so we both hopefully learn a thing or two
  3. Like it says on the branding: Make stuff. Find success. Stay sane.
  4. I mean it when I say I’m starting at square one. You’ll just have to listen to discover what that means.

Podcasting has been at the root of any measure of success I’ve had as an independent creator, dating back to October of 2004. I’m excited to be back. The medium is so very different than what it was thirteen and a half years ago, or even twenty months ago.  But when I get behind the mic and start talking to you, it feels just a little bit like coming home.

Let’s hang out!

Links and Topics Mentioned In This Episode

What Do You Think?

For me, a podcast is much more than just talking into a microphone and putting the result out into the world. It’s an invitation to a relationship; to community.

I know this is just the first episode, but if you listened, please take a moment and leave me a comment.

Tell me what you think about the episode and the show as a whole. I’m especially interested in your own state of affairs as an independent author or creator, and what you’re interested in my talking about in future episodes. Remember, the focus is on creating a successful, healthy creative life.  Let’s hear from you in the comments!

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The Music!

The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify,, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.

The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.

On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”

Podcast Production and Hosting

Sonitotum is usually recorded using an Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone through a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer). Outdoor / remote episodes are often recorded using my Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS omnidirectional condenser lavalier mic. The show is edited and mixed in Adobe Audition. The episode files are hosted and delivered by; the website is hosted by Dreamhost.

Interested in starting your own podcast? Need help managing your existing show? I can help you like I help The What Matters Most Podcast and The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, among others. Reach out!

Affiliate Declaration

Many of the links in these show notes are to products and services with which I have an affiliate relationship. This means that when you purchase that product or engage in that service, or, in some cases, related products or services, I may receive a modest commission at no extra expense to you. This is a great way to help support Sonitotum and my related creative endeavors, so thanks for doing business with these companies!


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  • Rebecca Burns

    Love your holistic mission statement! I’m glad this isn’t just another “how to” podcast (I think I’ve tried ’em all). It’s important to take a broad-spectrum approach for a creative life and not just focus on technical details.

    I can really relate to the spinning one’s wheels in the minutiae to avoid failure and/or success and “outside” scrutiny. Thanks for the validation.

    Looking forward to future episodes!

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      Matthew Wayne Selznick

      Thanks Rebecca! It’s great to see you here. If the idea that we get caught up in minutiae to avoid the potential to be judged, check out the whole blog post I wrote about procrastination… I go deep.

      • Rebecca Burns

        Deep is right…lots of good ideas and advice and insight. Ever thought about freelancing as a Creative Therapist? Hmmm–might be a good character for a story…

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          Matthew Wayne Selznick

          Coaching is one of the things I do as a creative services provider, in fact. “Creative services” covers a lot of ground…

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