Original Music from the Creativity-Focused Podcast, CREATIVE OPS

a podcast for creative people, by creative people

Hey folks!

I’m Christopher Tallon, author of the creepy sci-fi novel Switchers, host of a podcast called Creative Ops, and also a musician responsible for all the music from said podcast. (Save for the closing song.)

The music primarily serves as a palate refresher between topics I talk about with my guests (or on the occasional solo episode.) We have a conversation about their personal creative journey, what inspires them, and how (in a practical sense) they do what they do. There’s also sound effects and voice effects used to boost the stories we tell in our conversations and whatnot. It’s fun. Here’s the last few episodes:

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

  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!

Anywho…here’s a small sample of a few songs you might hear on Creative Ops from time to time.

Creative Ops Soundtrack

“Easy Step-Down”

“Little Jazz Number”

“Wibblie”

“Fun Song”

“Oddly Normal”

-CT

christopher tallon switchers

Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

You’ve got the rhyme and reason / But got no cause

But if you’re hot to trot / You think you’re slicker than grease

I’ve got news for you crews / You’ll be sucking like a leech

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DEBUT AUTHOR: J. B. Velasquez presents “Tourist Trapped”

Tourist Trapped by JB Velasquez
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Hey folks!

There’s a novelist by the name J.B. Velasquez with a debut, Tourist Trapped, about to hit digital shelves in a few days. I’m still reading it myself, but I want to urge people to pre-order it based on the dude being pretty cool, AND the book also being pretty friggin cool.

Here’s a description:

Tourist Trapped by J.B. Velasquez

Depressed, newly divorced, and languishing away at a dead-end job, Tobias Munch dreams of becoming a famous author. He pines for Mia, a blonde barista way out of his league, but when she hits him with her car, his mundane, going nowhere life takes an unexpected turn.

Desperate to gain Mia’s approval, Tobias partakes of a psychedelic tea that transports him to the in-between, a place the dead go to learn to let go of their bodies in preparation for the Great Beyond. After the effects wear off, Mia returns to Earth. But, thanks to the concussion from the accident, Tobias has fallen into a coma—indefinitely delaying his return.

Time is running out before they pull the plug and he dies for real. All he has to do is learn to let go of his body in order to save it.

Easier said than done.

Sounds cool, right?


J.B. Velasquez links:


Read Tourist Trapped by J.B. Velasquez!

K. That’s all I got for now.

Later.

-CT

A Book with a Body-Swapping, Time-Travel War…

Switchers by Christopher Tallon

Hello there.

I’m Christopher Tallon author of the book described in the title. It’s about teens in 1996 who get pulled into a time travel war against their adult selves. They travel through time by switching bodies, but when the kids see the future, they understand why the switchers are trying to go back in time.

But there’s only room for one version of each person in 1996.

And there’s a countdown to the time travel window closing.

Check it out on my website: www.christophertallon.com/about-switchers

Thanks! While you’re here, I’ve got some other creative endeavors to share with you.

If you’re interested…


For starters, I also host (and produce all the music for) a podcast called Creative Ops. Give it a listen:

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!

Here’s a sample of my music from the show:

Easy Step-Down“:

“Little Jazz Number”

“Wibblie”

“Fun Song”

“Oddly Normal”

K. That’s enough.

-CT

christopher tallon switchers

Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

You’ve got the rhyme and reason / But got no cause

But if you’re hot to trot / You think you’re slicker than grease

I’ve got news for you crews / You’ll be sucking like a leech

Amazon | Goodreads | Twitter | FaceBook | Instagram | Podcast

Inside the Box, But off the Wall (Science-Backed Ways to Boost Creativity)

On the most recent episode of Creative Ops, you’ll hear me talk 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!))

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

LINKS and SHOUT-OUTS:

***credible sources I used to prove to you weirdos I didn’t make this stuff up: entrepreneur.com; ideas.ted.com; GCU.edu


Thanks for stopping by, San Diego.

-CT

christopher tallon switchers

Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.

You can’t always get what you want / But if you try sometimes

You just might find / You get what you need

Amazon | Goodreads | Twitter | FaceBook | Instagram | Podcast

Music, Creativity, Cancer, & Cannabis

a podcast for creative people, by creative people

Ep.91 | Jason Demmon: music, creativity, cancer, & cannabis Creative Ops

Go to http://www.jasondemmon.com! Jason Demmon and I go back to his Michigan State University days (I was a townie). Jason talks about growing up with music, how music got him into college, gigging, composing music and sound production for film and… Getting testicular cancer! (Spoiler: he's now cancer free!) Through a few twists and turns in his healing process, he found great relief through cannabis, which led him to seek a career in the professional field of medicinal cannabis. We met through music as kids and, years later, reconnected as adults through some of the same musicians. Speaking of, shoutout to Heartsick, a fantastic band from Lansing, MI, that's been killing it for roughly two decades. Check out some a few band member appearances on earlier episodes of the show (#4, #20, #72)! Wondering about the podcast ad at the beginning? It's for my friends at Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. We're regulars on one another's podcasts, so we're giving each other a little support. No money changing hands. Just some creatives looking for a win-win. Check them out; they're good people.

Go to www.jasondemmon.com!

Jason Demmon and I go back to his Michigan State University days (I was a townie). Jason talks about growing up with music, how music got him into college, gigging, composing music and sound production for film and…

Getting testicular cancer!

(Spoiler: he’s now cancer free!) Through a few twists and turns in his healing process, he found great relief through cannabis, which led him to seek a career in the professional field of medicinal cannabis.

We met through music as kids and, years later, reconnected as adults through some of the same musicians. Speaking of, shoutout to Heartsick, a fantastic band from Lansing, MI, that’s been killing it for roughly two decades. Check out some a few band member appearances on earlier episodes of the show (#4, #20, #72)!

Wondering about the podcast ad at the beginning?

It’s for my friends at Threads Podcast: Life Unfiltered. We’re regulars on one another’s podcasts, so we’re giving each other a little support. No money changing hands. Just some creatives looking for a win-win. Check them out; they’re good people.