Leftover Pasta and the Sony ZV-1 Review
Lots to go over in this episode. I update about: Grind size in the Buphallo filter. Info about creator training over the holidays. My tip for cooking pasta. Update about my golf swing and drive distance. Sony ZV-1 mini-review. The track is That Time the Earth Stood Completely Still on the forthcoming release Let Love In (link). Enjoy!
November 28, 2021
The Anti-Capitalist Holiday Gift Guide
In this episode we show a few gift ideas for a musician or budding musician and go off on all the regular tangents. This episode is sponsored by the Stainless Steel Pour Over Cone Coffee Dripper by Buphallo: https://amzn.to/3oMouhI The featured track is The Entire World in a Tiny Grain of Sand by Elliott Fienberg: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/elliottfienberg/the-entire-world-in-a-tiny-grain-of-sand
November 21, 2021
New Frontiers in the Future of Music
This week I took some time to work through a few areas of the music industry that are quickly changing. When you add up the areas of fan funding, NFTs and livestreaming, you can see that in many ways artists are getting wise to the game that has been played so far with streaming services not being the fairest crack at earning a living. The fundamental question that has to be asked here is something along the lines of, “do musicians deserve to get paid for their work?”, and while it might be an offensive question to work through we should likely agree that on the whole there is nothing that commands artists to get paid for their work. Because it’s all based on context: Is this artist operating inside a network that makes it appealing for the flow or energy of money to make its way over to this person? Listen to the podcast for the full deep-dive discussion. I also play a track called Dark Matter that I made last summer, which is what the artwork is in reference to.
November 14, 2021
Where are you going that you haven't already arrived?
A great post from elliottfienberg.com about our never-ending search for improvement. Please just melt into the floor for a bit. Read it here.
November 10, 2021
Tips for Dealing with Mondays
Originally posted on Elliott's Website. Read it here.
November 8, 2021
Adventures in Europe and Beyond
This episode shares a few stories and sound recordings from travelling through Europe, but ends with a sound collage made in New York City. Elliott's new website is at elliottfienberg.com Photo: A lady on the street in Lisbon.
November 7, 2021
New Track: Looking Up
Find Looking Up on your streaming service of choice. Listen to Peace Sign from the album Movin' Fast 4 U by United Power Soul. Sign up to my Patreon to support this podcast and the music I release for $3 a month.
October 31, 2021
The Never Ending Search for Music Gear
Chatting about the serious topic of gear addiction. Music in this episode is Smoke Rings by Elliott Fienberg (stream it) Buy Elliott a Coffee at https://ko-fi.com/elliottfienberg
October 24, 2021
Spirituality in Music
A short discussion about the connection between spirituality and music over the ages. Music in this episode: Zebra by Elliott Fienberg (link)
October 17, 2021
The Systems of Creation
Talking about the systems we use to make new art on a schedule and the potential traps of the mind that come along with it. Songs in this episode: Subtle Shifts in Consciousness from a Jar of Split Pea That Time the Earth Stood Completely Still Buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/elliottfienberg! Photo by Mat Brown from Pexels
October 10, 2021
Track Premiere: Beneath the Eyes
This episode gives some background to my latest track, Beneath the Eyes available on streaming now.
October 3, 2021
Working *With* Your Inner Critic
New track Beneath the Eyes out on September 30th, 2021. Pre-save on Spotify here. Start an Unsuccessful Podcast Workshop to help you get your podcast up and running is happening on October 14.
September 26, 2021
Reviewing Deodorant and Talking Golf
Buy my ass a coffee! Free mp3 downloads in this episode Quiet Snow Angels in the Sand Hell or High Water
September 12, 2021
Calling in Faith
This week starts with some gratitude to everyone who listens to my work! Then I play my newest single Swallowed by the Sky. There is a segment called I Summon Faith. And in my outro I mention this great interview with Béla Fleck.
September 5, 2021
The Map is not the Territory: Lessons Learned while Camping in Quebec
Recorded in a hotel in Montreal, I discuss some issues I had while camping in Mont Tremblant National Park this summer.
August 29, 2021
My Coffee Ritual
Come visit with me as I brew some coffee in the morning and share some tips about how to brew a great cup for yourself.
August 21, 2021
Tales from the Infinite
Music from this episode is the song And So it Goes by Elliott Fienberg. Support this show by buying me a coffee.
August 15, 2021
The Enduring Legacy of Brian Eno
Learn more about the overall lessons I've taken by observing the work of Brian Eno ("The Alien") from a distance. Read the interview mentioned in this episode on Music Radar. Watch the documentary on Amazon. Music played: Brian Eno - Discreet Music - 1975 Brian Eno - Reflection - 2017 Alan Watts - Taoism & Relativity, Technology & Human Evolution You can always buy me a coffee to support this podcast.
August 8, 2021
New single: Detach (Track Walkthrough)
Let's take a listen to my new single, Detach which you can hear on streaming below. I share some insights about what went into the making of the track, and break down a few key sounds for you. https://open.spotify.com/track/4Gggi0of0kPmOUfFHirQr6 https://music.apple.com/ca/album/detach-single/1577620368 https://soundcloud.com/fienberg/detach Want to see this on other streaming sites? Email me @mrtunes on gmail.
August 1, 2021
Rain Immersion Therapy
Today’s podcast is a long recording of a rainstorm that happened last week in Toronto, which is July 2021, that’s the summer, 2021 years after Jesus. I would say my biggest disclaimer is that it would be difficult to listen to this episode while you’re out and about. You will probably want to listen on headphones to enter into the space. Beyond that I don’t want to prescribe what sort of attention you must pay to the sounds of this storm. In some ways it felt like a fraud preparing this recording, because you know, it’s not me playing music and trying to show off whatever skill I’ve picked up along the way in life. Yet when I sat down to edit and mix this piece I became aware that from start to finish this soundscape is just as poetic as any piece of music that I could write, which typically has some sort of battle between the ego and the self at play. The field recording is almost the closest thing you can get to removing the ego because the action or “doing” of the project is essentially surrendering to the power of the planet. I take my portable recorder, I hit record and walk away. Later on I listen back to the results, like developing film. ---- Like this podcast? You can buy me a coffee.
July 25, 2021
The music featured in this episode is the song A Brief Moment in Time. Support this podcast by buying me a coffee.
July 18, 2021
The Re-Emergence of Muzak
For this episode on lo-fi hiphop, the background music was sourced directly from the Lofi Girl channel directly, true to the idea of it being background music. The tracks that appear are: Sebastian Kamae x Aylior - dontyouknow Casiio x Sleepermane - mockingbird Brillion x HM Surf - moonglow
July 11, 2021
This episode looks at the idea of tension in music - the way that it's core to music itself, yet also has a troubling psychological effect on the maker. What we sometimes call Writer's Block in other industries. So how do we break through this tension? Text your thoughts on this to 647-560-8454 which also signs you up to receive occasional updates from me over text which you can unsubscribe from at any time.
June 27, 2021
Memories of the Forgotten City
This week’s podcast is a piece of music called Memories of the Forgotten City, and it’s a tribute to the lost civilizations of the world like that of the Incas. So what does the idea of the lost city represent in our own life experience? If you like this episode you can buy me a coffee. Text 647-560-8454 to share your feedback about the show and get notified about new nuggets by me directly on your phone.
June 20, 2021
The Gospel Show
When I started a podcast, I wanted to make sure that I spend time looking at different styles of music as a way of showing my appreciation for all the work that has happened in this amazing field of art. So this week I thought it would be nice to look at gospel music, but specifically black gospel. Tracks played on this episode (listen as a playlist): Noah - The Golden Gate Quartet Stay with Me Jesus - The Chosen Gospel Singers Jericho - Sister Rosetta Tharpe Count Your Blessings - The Como Mamas Amazing Grace (Organ Instrumental) - Moses Tyson Jr. Watch Sound Field's Episode, "What Makes Black Gospel Musicians So Skilled?"
June 13, 2021
Listening to the Environment with Darren Copeland
I had the pleasure of chatting with Canadian sound artist Darren Copeland about the art organization he operates with his wife Nadene Theriault-Copeland as they celebrate their 20th year in service to the community. Learn more about the Absent Listener project on Darren's site, and visit naisa.ca for more info about New Adventures in Sound Art's work. Like this podcast? You can buy me a coffee.
June 6, 2021
This week I am talking about the child inside. Go to the edges, and come back to tell the tale of your journey...
May 30, 2021
Saturday Night Elliott Live Stream Recap
This episode reviews some things I've learned about live streaming this week, as well some helpful ideas from the book Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner. Support this show and the live streams by buying me a coffee at https://ko-fi.com/elliottfienberg
May 23, 2021
Who is Mr. Tunes?
The mystery of a man who walked the barren landscape that is funky soulful music in Canada for probably a decade is examined in this week’s podcast. But there is some other housekeeping along the way, such as a public service announcement regarding how to put the turmoil of the world in perspective, and a quick listen to one of my favourites Raymond Scott. Music featured: Shape and Dillate - Elliott Fienberg (link) Portafino 1 - Raymond Scott (link) Chatting on a Pond - Mr. Tunes (link) The Sirens of Peace - Mr. Tunes (link) The Asian Secret - Mr. Tunes (link) Sound clip: A Dispatch From Outer Space on The New York Times' Daily Podcast (link)
May 16, 2021
Let's Go to Hawaii
This episode takes a look at my inspiration in Hawaiian music, but more specifically the Americanized take on it that might be up for controversy. You enjoy controversy right? Then listen in! Songs played in this episode: That Time the Earth Stood Completely Still - Elliott Fienberg (link) Honolulu March - Ben Hokea Sweet Leilani - Lawrence Welk Sweet Leilani - Ray Coniff Yellow Bird - Arthur Lyman The Enchanted Sea - Martin Denny Listen to the songs here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/67zLimZH1TRKi2Sktrip7n
May 9, 2021
The Dead Episode
Check out the Relisten app to listen to all the jam bands for free. This episode plays some music from the 1989 Alpine Valley show.
May 2, 2021