Original Music from the Podcast

music from the podcast CREATIVE OPS

Hey folks,

You may or may not know, but all the music on CREATIVE OPS is original. I wrote and perform all the music on the show, the only exception being the song at the end of each episode. That was made by Kirk Ross from my brother podcast across town, A TALK IN THE ATTIC. He sampled my laugh and a little bit of me talking and put music to it. I loved it so much that I use it to end all the shows now.

I did a podcast episode about the music on the podcast, and some of how I make it. The secret is mostly GarageBand, but I play the actual guitar in a lot of the songs, too. You can listen to that episode here to hear all the music I created for the show. Ya know, up to that point in time:

That episode doesn’t cover all the songs you’ll hear on the latest episodes, so I thought I’d make a list of all the songs. Keep in mind that with the titles–I didn’t put much thought into them. So if you’re wondering why the songs are called what they’re called…

No real reason.

The file needed a name and that was the first thing that came to me. What can ya do?

So here’s all the songs. Another thing to keep in mind is that I use the songs to signal a conversational transition. That’s why they’re all pretty short; you only hear them for a few seconds at a time.


Music from the Podcast

“Longsleeves” aka Original Intro Music. All instruments actually being physically played by me (no GarageBand on this one) and also me singing, circa 2006.

“Doodootootoo” aka New Intro Music. All GarageBand

“Bright Noise” GarageBand drums, real guitars.

“Drum and Bass” I use this to introduce the interview. All GarageBand on this one.

“Fun Song” (It IS a fun song…)

“Hoopty” (I have a version without the guitar as well, but I like the guitar on this one. Some cools sounds, if I may say so.)

“Little Jazz Number” I wrote this song on the guitar around 2004-05. Originally recorded it for the Jazz & Wine episode, but used it since. A lot.

“Nifty Tune” Goofing around on the guitar, started playing this, thought it sounded alright, and recorded it for the show. GarageBand drums.

“Now What?” No reason for this name. Just needed one, like I said earlier… All GarageBand.

“Off to a Shaky Start” I recorded and layered several guitars on this one. I love the surfy vibe. GarageBand for drums only.

“Something Or Other” All GarageBand.

“Stupid French Horn Song” It has a stupid french horn in it so… Real bass, everything else GarageBand.

“Weird Song” This one has been said to sound like an old 90s WWF intro song. I love that connection. Real guitar, GarageBand drums.

“Our Wives Got Paid” A collab with Kirk Ross from an episode of A TALK IN THE ATTIC. I single out the guitar solo from this fairly often. (Sorry Kirk…)

“HA HA HA” is the only song I use that I didn’t technically at least help make. My voice was sampled in it, but the rest is ALL Kirk Ross. This is the show the closes every episode. Thanks Kirk!

That’s it, kiddos. I hope you enjoyed the music. Give one or five of the latest podcasts a listen and see how the music gets used:

Ep.67 | The Return of the Hosts of Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered (Kinda…(You’ll See What I Mean.)) Creative Ops

Jason Tieri returns for the second time to represent Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. His co-host, Mike Van Drie, is on the show for the first time. (He wasn't on the show yet the first time. (We get into all that. (Do these parentheses seem weird? (It's only weird if you make it weird…)))) We talk about the change in the hosting lineup, learn things about Mike that Jason didn't know, talk about what it's like discussing deeply personal things "publicly", how a podcast develops over time, having to poop while running, coming up with good titles for podcast episodes, and more. Go to http://www.threadspodcast.com and, as per the guys' recommendations, start listening to Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered with episodes #167 and #171–if you haven't already been listening. .   .   . And please go to http://www.christophertallon.com to find out more about my novel, this podcast, and…other stuff. On all social media platforms: @tallonwrites
  1. Ep.67 | The Return of the Hosts of Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered (Kinda…(You’ll See What I Mean.))
  2. Ep.66 | A Brief History of (Some of) the Creative Parts of Our Patriotic Culture
  3. Ep.65 | Jody Sperling – Writer & Host of Cre8 Collabor8
  4. Ep.64 | 10 Signs You’re a Creative Person
  5. Ep. 63 | Derek Mohr – Developer, Designer, Artist, & Good Dude
  6. Ep.62 | Recovering from Spring Break…
  7. Ep.61 | How My Book Came to Be (And How to Pre-Order It)
  8. Ep.60 | The FAMOUS Ashley Grant – Blogger Life, Podcasting, & the Quest for Internet Fame
  9. Ep.59 | My ”Celebrity” Status & Updates on My Book (Read It NOW!)
  10. Ep.58 | Shatawn Brigham – Owner of GR Noir Wine & Jazz

Later people!


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