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.92 | Inside the Box, But off the Wall (Science-Backed Ways to Boost Creativity) Creative Ops

I'm talking about how to boost your creativity in the new year! (And the annoying start to my year that slowed the podcast to a crawl in January.) I'm coming at you with some quality CREATIVITY BOOSTING stuff. No matter who you are or your creative outlet, I hope you find this useful. (Or at the very least entertaining. (Or at the very most, both!)) LINKS and SHOUT-OUTS: Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered is a great podcast and Jason got me into podcasting! Nick Nortier, @oldgrowthcreative on Instagram, is a talented artist and also bought my truck. Heather the librarian in Grandville, for letting me use a room to co-host… The TRBM podcast, which I guess I'll be co-hosting semi-regularly for an unspecified amount of time… The MINDFULNESS article I wrote back in the dizzay. Take a look…at my book! ***credible sources I used to prove to you weirdos I didn't make this stuff up: entrepreneur.com; ideas.ted.com; GCU.edu
  1. Ep.92 | Inside the Box, But off the Wall (Science-Backed Ways to Boost Creativity)
  2. Ep.91 | Jason Demmon: music, creativity, cancer, & cannabis
  3. 2022 Wrap-Up & Updates (And a New Song!)
  4. Ep.90 | Marcel ”Fable” Price – A Shameful Showing from the Kent County Commissioners Board
  5. Ep.89 | Mallory Shotwell – Founder and Director of CULTIVATE on local art, community, ”making it”, & marketing
  6. Ep.88 | The End of Creative Ops(?) – w/ commentary by his holiness, Kirk Ross
  7. Ep.87 | Brennen Matthews – Author of ”Miles to Go: An African Family in Search of America Along Route 66”
  8. Ep.86 | Josh Adams is funny as f–k!
  9. Ep.85 | Andrea Shaner – How to Be on TV!
  10. Ep.84 | Brandon Dante Copeland does EVERYTHING!

Later people!


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