The music came from several sources. Thanks to The Droimlins â€” Eddy Dyer on guitar and Jimmy Otis on accordion â€” with their songs â€œHorse Hooves on the Steppes of Eurasia (765 AD)” and â€œTenement Polka.” Also thanks to Eddy Dyer for his vocals and Ethan Winer for his bass on our punk-tinged cover of â€œYou Don’t Know What You’ve Got” by Ral Donner. Above all, thanks to the birds in the forest for allowing me to record their conversations one morning.
For a detailed discussion on the content of this episode — both on what The Commons is and why I am using the term “magic” to describe it — is available on the writeup over at Gods & Radicals.
I’m posting about another podcast intro I did for a client. I really enjoy working with podcast clients. There are so many podcasts, with a myriad of topics and styles, to suit everyone’s individual taste. The biggest challenge in producing podcast music is to get “tuned in” to the vibe of each one, so that I can deliver the goods in a way that pleases the client.
This time, I worked with Jarrod Warren of the Success 101 Podcast. As I always do with clients, we had a detailed conversation about what he wanted it to sound like, and he gave me several specific examples of the music he liked, what he had been using, and other sonic elements he liked from other sources.
After a few revisions, here is what we ended up with:
Jarrod was very happy with the result, and gracious: “Awesome! We (you) did it! Love it!Â The tracks sound great. Thanks again for all your help.”