Recently, on my birthday, I got to see the excellent documentary on the life, work, and yes, legacy of Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor. It left me at once thoughtful and energized; moved and inspired.
See, I think about legacy a lot. Especially as a childless creator.
This episode is all about creating a creative legacy: what that means, how it’s done, and how much control we really have over it at all.
It’s one of those episodes where I get pretty excited. The feet are on the soapbox! But all in the spirit of sharing my own excitement and conviction.You and I, dear creator, we are the Johnny Appleseeds of inspiration... how many people are we going to feed? Click To Tweet
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- Fred Rogers died February 27, 2003 in our mutual hometown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was seventy four.
- Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood had a 912-episode run across twenty three years.
- Watch “best of” episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on Amazon Prime!
- The subjective nature of artistic appreciation can be seen in reactions to James Joyce’s Ulysses and the art of Andy Warhol or Mark Rothko.
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Equipment and Software
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- Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone
- Zoom R16 Recorder:Interface:Controller (digital multitrack recorder)
- Akai Professional MPD218 (MIDI drum pad controller for performing drum parts of “Anastasia”)
- Sennheiser HD 202 headphones
- Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio (digital audio workstation / music creation software — used when recording and producing “Anastasia”)
- Adobe Audition CC (digital audio workstation for recording, editing, and producing audio — used to mix and produce the podcast)
- Zencast.fm (podcast media file hosting and distribution service)
What Do You Think?
What are your thoughts about creative legacy? Have you seen it in action as a result of your own work? Let’s hear from you in the comments!