Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick Episode 008: Your Creative Legacy
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.
[bctt tweet=”You and I, dear creator, we are the Johnny Appleseeds of inspiration… how many people are we going to feed?” username=”mattselznick”]
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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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- 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)
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