It’s the return of regular episodes of Sonitotum, my podcast all about making stuff, finding sucess as we define it, and staying healthy and sane in the process.
The show’s been around, and not around, since April of 2018. It comes and goes as the tide of my time and energy ebbs and flows, usually under the influence of satellites of stress and anxiety having nothing to do with the podcast itself.
What brings me back to it now?
Well, I’m hoping you’ll take ten minutes or so to listen and find out.
In the interest of reducing friction and turning the barrier to entry from a mountain to an anthill so that the episode would actually get made, I recorded with my Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. It doesn’t sound… great. But the goal was to get it done, not get it ready for NPR.
Next episode, I’ll be trying something else… and I’ll continue to iterate until I find a happy medium between amazing sound quality and expedience.
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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, Amazon.com, 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.”
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