The Song Exploder Podcast Episode 153: Phoebe Bridgers and Marshal Vore discuss the creation of their song ‘Scott Street’. I love hearing how ordinary and almost mundane the origins of this song are, especially when Marshal talks about how he came up with the first lyrics.
🖼 I’m Revisiting...
Illinois by Sufjan Stevens. I used to listen to this album an awful lot in my last year at Uni (2006) and haven't listened to it again since then. It's been so nice to be immediately whisked away to that time of my life through this amazing album. This Pitchfork article is a good read about how the album was recorded too.
📺 I’m Watching...
Dead to Me Season 3. Debs and I have loved the series since we first watched the first episode. It's a wonderful balance of humour and the macabre (sort of). If you enjoy a "light-hearted" comedy thriller then you'll like this.
🔥 I’m Learning...
About YouTube for Artists. I didn't even realise this was a thing; getting verified as an artist on YouTube. Having several different monikers that I write under I found this pretty exciting. So I am going to see if I can get my synth-wave moniker, Zac Rivers approved as a verified artist on YouTube. (Note: After having emailed and chatted to YouTube it turns out that my distributor is the one that applies - DittoMusic).
🌟 New From Rich
Zac Rivers Official
I followed the article above and created a YouTube channel for Zac Rivers and uploaded the first video. I'm now going to contact YouTube and see if I can become a verified artist. Exciting. (Thought you might all enjoy my quick synth-wave profile pic mockup)
❝ Quote of the week:
“The gravity of the battle means nothing to those at peace” - Mo Gawdat
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By trade, I am a guitarist. A player of fretted stringed instruments. One of my favourite guitarists, who inspired me tremendously was the late Eric Roche, an old teacher of mine.
One of the things Eric introduced me to was using acoustic instruments as percussion instruments.
Seeing Eric play like that was absolutely mind-blowing!
This inspired me to explore all the other sounds that instruments can make.
One day when I was recording some music for an advert pitch I was playing my Uke and felt the need to create a little percussion Kontakt instrument to use on the track instead of me playing it badly live to the track.
Here is that little Kontakt instrument I created.
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