Elliott's PodcastNov 07, 2021
When Everything Disappeared Twice (Live in the Studio Version)
This episode talks about my mission to help share the gift of both playing music for you, and to tap into the infinite power required for you to do this on your own. The power is available to everyone who chooses to accept it and take it on. Wishing you the happiest holidays today.
The Two Channels of Consciousness + Ambient Rhodes Piece
This week's episode of Elliott's Podcast talks about the two channels of consciousness which are derived from Ram Das. Moving to channel two is a tool for removing fear, doubt and worry from your daily internal dialogue.
The episode ends with a relaxing piece on the Rhodes that dances around the pentatonic scale.
Read the piece by Ram Das here.
The Trey Anastasio Method for Inspired Play
In this week's episode of Elliott's Podcast, I talk about encouraging a sense of play with music and how that might be different from our traditional ideas about practice.
I also show a great holiday gift for guitarists to play in the morning, the Mustang Micro, as well as the iReal Pro app for generating backing tracks to play along to.
The song I played along to was called Thursday Night, Friday Morning by IKSRE and Party Store: https://iksre.bandcamp.com/album/northwest-southeast
Interested in attending a session to help encourage you to play music? Fill out the form here https://forms.gle/SFZwUs1dQSJHDn1e6
Watch the video with Trey talking about his morning routine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWQoD4aqGE
Mustang Micro: https://www.long-mcquade.com/219403/Guitars/Guitar-Effects/Fender-Musical-Instruments/Mustang-Micro.htm
iReal Pro: https://www.irealpro.com/
Reconnecting with the Guitar
Constancy Bears Fruit
Fingerprint the Sky - Seasonal Mix Special Edition
Welcome to the special edition of Elliott's Podcast where we review the music that's been made over the past few months. These mixes are dedicated to my Patrons but this month also the Red Rockers get a shoutout. Photo by Adam.
Patrons get the full mix without any talking and in higher quality audio at http://patreon.com/fienberg.
Take a Minute for Yourself
A great opportunity to put the news feeds away and just sit with what is.
The Best Goal You Can Have
Your Creativity is in Orbit
This week is a short prompt to help you reframe your creativity, seeing it as something that is slightly adjusting and evolving every day. And you get a Rhodes jam in Bb!
Grounding - Calming the Noise Down
In service of settling down all the noise that might be floating around your mind this week.
How to Design a Creative Habit
This week I talk about the idea of the cue and the reward and how you can build momentum in doing your Most Creative Work (MCW).
Referencing the book, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
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The Enormity of Nature (Just Sit in the Park)
Sitting in a park is an underrated habit. Better if you can go by yourself, and top marks if you go to one that is outside of your neighbourhood. Just look on the map and get out there. Your time in the park is the perfect antidote to the stress of living in the city.
Begin With Where You Are
Mix Series: One Day Things Will Remain Still
This episode is part of my mix series that is designed as a thank you to my Patrons. It compiles music that was made for this podcast in the weeks prior.
On this episode we hear:
- Provoking Lake Sunset
- The Map
Making Time for Community
This week we kick off with a track I call Gonawinda and then we discuss the idea of community and how I have started a Discord to help put this vision to the test. https://discord.gg/3RKdb2xF (good for 7 days after the episode airs)
Derek Sivers Dancing Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW8amMCVAJQ
Facing the Fear of Technology - Jam in E Major and Discussion
This week I offer some strategies for making your commitment to using tech a bit less daunting. We start things off with a heady jam in E Major. Thanks for listening to Elliott's Podcast as always. My website is elliottfienberg.com for more articles and info about my work.
The Mindset of a Songwriter: Matt James in Joseph Workman Park in Toronto
It was great to connect with my old friend Matt James at Joseph Workman Park, as part of the music in parks series on Elliott's Podcast.
Inside you can expect to learn about some different strategies that a songwriter like Matt might employ to work through ideas.
How to structure a music practice session and plenty of other tips about the creative process.
And there are two short performances to boot.
Find Matt's work at https://townhousemusic.com/
Sleep Tea Ritual and Fake Spotify Artists at Bedtime
Lots to go over, being in my old bedroom at night time inspired me to discuss some sleepy time rituals around going to bed early. If you have serious sleep issues you can learn more about my friend Talia Shapero's work as mentioned in this episode
Harnessing a Sense of Surrender
The idea that naturally came about this week is to continue writing a piece of music for another lake that I visited on this month’s hiking trip. We stayed on three lakes, so this week I wrote a piece called Harness and paired it with the video from that one.
Mentioned in this episode: Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman
I Didn't Do The Thing Today by Madeleine Dore
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Drop into the Provoking Lake Sunset
Sunset captured on Provoking Lake in Alqonquin Park. Thanks for coming along for the journey!
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Track Premiere: Good Vibe Society
Music Mix: Pathways into the Park (July/August Mix)
Leading up to doing this mix I had been thinking about how a musician can push themselves so hard to always be creating new work, but if they (I) just stopped for a minute to appreciate all the work that had been done up until now, one would be in a much better place.
So this mix compiles a bit of music from Elliott's Podcast lately, and superimposes some of my studio work from around 2020-21. Patrons get a version that has no talking at the front of it - patreon.com/fienberg. Thanks for listening!
Alchemizing Fear into Creativity
This show is about taking your darkest emotions and using them as fuel for your greatest work. There is a short segment on sleep which is a big theme in Elliott's work. We finish up with a short blues jam called, "I Didn't Know".
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Elliott Plays Harmonica and Lap Steel Guitar in Cedervale Park
Elliott Plays Clarinet in Earlscourt Park and Talks about Working with the Moon Cycles
Thanks for hanging with Elliott this week!
Oprah article on working with the moon: https://www.oprahdaily.com/life/a35684513/moon-phases-manifest-meaning-astrology/
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Elliott Plays in Bickford Park (Toronto)
Bickford Park is a park in a neighbourhood of the same name but it's not far from Koreatown and Little Italy. The park is popular for sports as there's a long field for soccer, as well as a baseball diamond and a dog park. Finally, there is a washroom which is of similar quality to many of the other park washrooms in Toronto.
I didn't have time to check it on this outing to see how the soap, hand sanitizer and paper towel situation is these days.
Elliott Plays in Sir Winston Churchill Park
Discovering Creative Wealth
Your Creative Home
This week's podcast shows my new fretless guitar and talks about the home you create for your creative work and how to cultivate that relationship just like any other relationship in your life.
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Elliott's Music Mix Series: Furnishing the Cosmos
Today I bring you my latest mix which compiles music that was originally recorded on my podcast in roughly the month of May but a bit of April as well. These mixes are created for my patrons on Patreon but I thought it would be nice to share it on my podcast feed. The patrons get a higher quality FLAC download of this.
There is one track in there that is technically unreleased called How to Disappear into the Thin Air. Other than this track all the music made here is done in some sort of improvisation for the podcast.
The name of this mix is a reference to Erik Satie who worked on "Furniture Music" which was essentially the muzak of his time. Those compositions were meant to be easy going and so accessible they could be played in the background of a furniture store while people went shopping.
I would like to think that this music can be put on in the background, and since I'm mostly playing guitar throughout all the pieces, that it's almost as if I am sitting in the corner playing for you.
If someone hired me to serenade their party, this is what I would ideally play. I wouldn't want people to focus on me with any sort of intensity like they do a traditional concert.
So in a way, this mix is almost like a prototype of a live show that I could one day play, even though it's stitched together over a few weeks of Elliott's Podcast.
Album photo of a Hong Kong apartment building by Aleksandar Pasaric on Pexels
The Decisive Moment
The Decisive Moment is that one moment where a track makes perfect sense. As if everything was in place just for that segment of time. Support my work at http://patreon.com/fienberg and https://ko-fi.com/elliottfienberg
Lots to talk about with my morning routine and accessing flow with making music. Thanks for listening!
Shaman Soundsystem (Guitar and Vocals on Elliott's Podcast)
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The Waves of Infinity (Electric Piano and Pedal Steel Guitar Ambient)
There is no talking in this video but I was lucky to catch some waves on the dock at my friend's cottage this past weekend over on Lake Simcoe in Ontario.
Day to day we have things that disrupt and interrupt us but our ability to find some calm and a sense of presence will always renew itself like the waves of infinity.
Visit my website at elliottfienberg.com for more info about where to find my music. Thanks for being here now with me.
Elliott's Podcast One Year Special Anniversary Episode
The Infinite Bridge (Relaxing Ambient with Nylon Guitar)
My suggested use of this episode is to put it on using your phone or tablet close to bedtime to help you fall asleep.
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Music in Circles
I switch between two rooms for Elliott's Podcast. This episode is in the bedroom where we just play guitar.
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The Power of Chill
The Cosmic Babysitter
Thanks for being here with me
March 13, 2022
Earth Envy: Lac Des Femmes Field Recording
This episode combines me playing the electric piano with some field recordings that were taken around the area called Lac Munroe. Specifically Lac Des Femmes which is an easy one hour hike. I also included a rapid called Les Chutes Croches (I said Proches on the episode).
You can also listen to the episode The Map is Not the Territory which is from this trip as well.
Swirling Sounds into the Ether
What Does the Art Want - Live Ambient Set on Elliott's Podcast
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Spinning Together on Planet E
I hope you enjoy this week's podcast, filmed on the night of February 19th, 2022.
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Take a Chance
Setting a Restore Point: Underwater Serenade
Strange Music in the Blox
Have Tea with Elliott and Reflect
The drones in the background were generated using Metaphysical Function A by Native Instruments.
The Universe Always Expands Left is an exclusive download available at patreon.com/fienberg.
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