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Keith Mills, founder of the Finish More Music system, reveals the creative strategies and mindsets he teaches to thousands of music producers so you can write more and better music, ready to release and share with the world. Discover workflow hacks to speed up your writing process, mindset approaches to overcome avoidance, procrastination and perfectionism, and compositional techniques to help you take your underground dance music productions to the next level.
 
Created and produced by Philippe Ungar: Sounds Like Portraits is a podcast with creative humans. Créé et produit par Philippe Ungar : Sounds Like Portraits est un podcast dédié aux humains créatifs. Concept: My guests speak about the creativity that fuels ideas and actions which lead to personal fulfillment. Answering my questions, my guests draw their self-portrait dotted with awareness, life-changing decisions, and a great desire to share with others. Guests: My guests work in very differe ...
 
“The ancient clock in the Land of Dreams struck thirteen, and the dreams, now free, soared back to Earth under first vesper’s light …" And so begins “The Thirteenth Hour,” a tale about dreams and wishes, wild hearts and childhood promises, and the quest to find the unsung hero that lies in all of us. It's also a story for everyone who has been told to get their heads out of the clouds and stop daydreaming. In this fairy tale for adults, a young man named Logan goes on a quest accompanied by ...
 
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Billy Martin (also known as illy B) is many things. He's a visual artist, a filmmaker, a teacher, a builder, a composer, a record producer... But if you know his name, chances are it's from his band Medeski, Martin and Wood, a project he’s had for 30 years now along with bassist Chris Wood and keyboardist John Medeski. Billy refers to his artistic …
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #284: Recycling HDPE Plastic into Plastic Synths! https://archive.org/download/podcast-284/Podcast%20284.mp3 This week’s episode continues from the last two week’s crafting episodes … but instead of wax, I’m using plastic. Not the two part pourable resins I’ve used so far but cut up pieces of HDPE (#2) plastic from milk …
 
When you look at top producers in their studios, it’s easy to get envious of their seemingly unlimited time, energy and resources to commit to their craft. And while there’s lots of reasons why some people succeed and some fall short, one thing is for sure… We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day - it’s what you do with them that counts.Now you mi…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #283: Upcycling Broken Crayons Part 2 – Making Candles! https://archive.org/download/podcast-283/Podcast%20283.mp3 This week’s episode continues from last week’s crafting episode. We made multicolor synthesizer crayons last week, so this week, we’re using some of the wax from the crayons and combining it with wax from br…
 
Whether you’re at the start of your music production journey or you’ve had years of experience already, the endless amount of things to learn, tools to use and creative directions to take can be incredibly exciting... New gear, new plugins, new sample packs, new trends, old trends, new tutorials, new platforms, new possibilities, the list goes on! …
 
As Andres Levin will tell you, even he has trouble explaining his career and life in a succinct, organized, bite sized way. He’s a record producer, bandleader, filmmaker, composer, philanthropist, New Yorker, Venezuelan, Jew, funk practitioner, latin soul ambassador, big picture guy with a granular understanding of the mechanics of the business for…
 
It’s the first show of 2021 and I’m kicking it off with a subject that I’m incredibly passionate about, but first I’m asking you to do one thing...Slow down.When it comes to your music and your creativity, it’s easy to want to progress quickly and race through to the next milestone. Who doesn't, right?But by trying to get there in a hurry, you ofte…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #282021 Crafting – Upcycling Broken Crayons! https://archive.org/download/podcast-282/Podcast%20282.mp3 Happy new year! To start us off, I thought we’d combine resin casting, recycling, and creativity in one project – making crayons! Whaaa, you say? What’s that have to do anything? Well, let’s find out! If you have or ha…
 
En ce début d’année, j’avais envie de vous faire connaître une petite famille qui est partie à l'aventure pendant 14 mois, dans un vieux camion de pompier aménagé, sur les pistes d’Amérique du Sud. Vous pouvez les suivre sur le site coccinatus.com et voir de superbes paysages de nature ! Pour commencer, il y a Céline et Dominique, les deux adultes …
 
It’s the last show of 2020, which means it’s the perfect time to look back and reflect as we approach the year to come.And with the end of the year often comes New Year’s resolutions, where we decide what to leave behind, and what we’re going to be changing in our lives for the better.But today we're going to be talking about the seemingly small th…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #281: 2020 Reflections / Future Goals + “Many Miles” Vocals https://archive.org/download/podcast-281/Podcast%20281.mp3 This week, I reflect on the year and look back on the goals I had for 2020 back in episodes 230 and 231. Despite all the zaniness of the past year, it’s been a good year creatively. Besides the things di…
 
Raised by a god-fearing mother and a Black Panther father in the mecca of progressive politics, singer, rapper and entrepreneur Rexx Life Raj's music perfectly articulates the beauty and struggle of being a young black adult in 2020. His voice is soulful, buttery, sweet even. At the same time he’s very real, very honest and confessional, unpacking …
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #280: 80s Christmas Songs and Reworking “Many Miles” for the Zillionth Time https://archive.org/download/podcast-280/Podcast%20280.mp3 This week, just before Christmas drops, I thought it’d be fun to talk a bit about 3 songs from the 80s that aren’t traditional Christmas songs but are, in many ways, still holiday songs. …
 
If you’ve ever tried your hand at learning something new, I’m sure you’ve heard of the “comfort zone” before, and how you should be getting out of it.But what does that actually mean? The comfort zone is a psychological space where your activities and behaviours fit a pattern that minimises stress and risk. Put simply, staying in your comfort zone …
 
In 2011, Andrew Heinrich founded the non-profit Project Rousseau, while an undergraduate student at Columbia University. The idea was –and still is- to provide underprivileged high school students with the opportunity of a college education. Since then, 100% of Project Rousseau students have faced chronic hunger, food insecurity or housing instabil…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #279: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure Part 4: Making a Silicone Mold and Shrinking with Mineral Spirits https://archive.org/download/podcast-279/Podcast%20279.mp3 This week, I’m making a silicone mold for the guitar I finished last week. While the mold for the synthesizer is quite easy, this one is a bi…
 
As artists, our quest to discover, harness, and share our creativity is ongoing. Our ability to learn new ideas and learn new ways of thinking is central to our development, and defines the quality of our output at every stage in our journey.That’s why this week I’m doing something a little different, inviting a special guest to the show who is an …
 
Duncan Sheik’s career has not followed a straight line. After studying semiotics at Brown University, he emerged in the mid 1990s as a pop singer songwriter with his hit “Barely Breathing”, and quickly revealed himself to bend toward more literate adult oriented rock. He continued to make records and land himself on the charts but also began explor…
 
This week we’re talking about one small thing that can make a HUGE difference to whether you succeed in music or whether you fall short - showing gratitude. While it may sound simple, it’s one of *the most powerful* things that you can do to positively impact your journey as a creative, and the results can be profound.So in this week’s episode I’m …
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #278: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure Part 3: Making a Clay Acoustic Guitar https://archive.org/download/podcast-278/Podcast%20278.mp3 This week, I’m working on another accessory for the custom figure of Logan from The Thirteenth Hour that I started two weeks ago. Last week, I made a synthesizer, which …
 
Johnny Brennan was a wise cracking kid from New York who had a natural gift for doing voices and making up characters. First, he did it to crack up his family. When he started recording the prank phone calls that he made to try out his characters in the real world, he made tapes for his brothers. At the time, he was “hanging off of buildings, doing…
 
Photographer Michael Grecco returns to talk about his newly-released book, Punk, Post Punk, New Wave: Onstage, Backstage, In Your Face, 1978-1991. He chats with Andy about training as a photographer in the 70's punk scene, rock stars on and off-stage, and publishing a book during a pandemic. Intro music is "String Anticipation" by Cory Gray.…
 
Like it or not, social media has an enormous presence in our lives - we are more connected than we ever have been, yet we are more polarized than ever. And for music producers it’s become an increasingly important tool to get your music heard, and it’s very rare to find success with no online presence at all. But with that being said, what you put …
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #277: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure Part 2: Making a Clay Synth https://archive.org/download/podcast-277/Podcast%20277.mp3 This week, I’m working on an accessory for the custom figure of Logan from The Thirteenth Hour that I started last week (that I am just about finished now). I’m making Logan his o…
 
Alors qu’une 2e vague de Covid-19 atteint l’Europe, les Etats-Unis restent le pays le plus touché au monde avec officiellement (au 27 novembre) plus de 264 000 morts et 13 millions de cas d’infection recensés. Où en est la créativité des chercheurs ? Où en sont les vaccins ? Où en sont les traitements ? Plus généralement, qu’a-t-on appris d’essenti…
 
As music producers we can sometimes feel like everything is going against us - creative challenges, writer’s block, no inspiration - all the things that slowly bring us down and make us want to give up. But there’s one thing that prolific creatives always rely on to keep them going when the going gets tough... a reason why. A strong, personal purpo…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #276: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Custom Action Figure https://archive.org/download/podcast-276/Podcast%20276.mp3 This week, I’m working on a custom figure of Logan from The Thirteenth Hour. In some ways, I’ve been planning this for years. It was the original reason why I got into clay sculpting, though I ended up going…
 
Depuis qu'il a reçu son diplôme d’esthéticien industriel dans les années 70, le monde a vraiment beaucoup changé. Avec les dérèglements climatiques, les gaspillages insensés et les inégalités croissantes, on découvre la nécessité de repenser nos modèles économiques. Pour Maurille, le design est au coeur de ces changements. Il est stratégique pour f…
 
There are times when the right song reaches us at the right time. Sometimes it’s a brand new song. Sometimes it’s a classic. Sometimes it’s something you’ve heard a hundred times before but the stars align just right, and you hear it with fresh ears. Other times, it’s like a bolt of lightning out of nowhere. During these recent Covid months, the so…
 
We’re back for a very special episode of the Finish More Music Podcast, where this week I’m delighted to be joined once again by Matthew Benjamin, (AKA Bushwacka!), and his partner Belinda Matwali. I’ve got them on the show because I heard about their brand new concept which harnesses the joint power of therapy and meditation to help creatives over…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #275: Welcome Shawn and Colin from I Used to Like This One Discussing Short Circuit 2 (1988) https://archive.org/download/podcast-275/Podcast%20275.mp3 This week, I’m joined by Shawn and Colin from the podcast I Used to Like This One. I’ve mentioned their show a few times here before – around Halloween for an episode the…
 
Today we’re going to be talking about one of the BIGGEST lies that we can tell ourselves - that filling every single hour of our day with productive work is the only way to get the most done.We often hear tales of successful people who have got to where they are today through relentlessly working, being endlessly busy, and surviving off a minimal a…
 
The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #274: Welcome Synthwave – Musician It’s the Dream Chaser https://archive.org/download/podcast-274/Podcast%20274.mp3 This week, I’m joined by musician It’s the Dream Chaser, a classically trained pianist turned retro 80s melodic synthwave artist. We discuss his background, influences, his process of creating his sound, an…
 
Whenever my dad and I get together to talk, there is no predicting where the conversation will lead. It always has a way of making some kind of sense, and tying together the strands of our diverse interests, from jazz to sociology, popular culture to politics. Just as we did on the morning of the presidential election in 2016, here we discuss the r…
 
Today we’re talking about the curse of overthinking, of getting stuck in your head, dragging yourself down, and seeing no progress with your music.If that sounds menacing, well, it is. Because the lack of progress and constant exhaustion caused by the never ending mental gymnastics not only affects your music, but your day-to-day life and the peopl…
 
Episode #273: Halloween Episode Part 2: 80s Food and The Lost Boys 2 https://archive.org/download/podcast-273/Podcast%20273.mp3 This week, I’m joined by fellow 80s enthusiasts Joe Fangsrud von Esch and Adam Crohn to discuss 80s food and the 1987 film, The Lost Boys. To start, I invite you to take a culinary journey and experience Steakumms. I’d act…
 
There is a video you can find on YouTube of Cory Henry at age four, playing Hammond organ in church, wearing a suit and tie. It’s very clear in the video that he was made to play music. So it should come as no surprise that over the last decade, Cory has become one of the most celebrated, influential, exciting keyboard players of his generation. Co…
 
Episode #272: Halloween Episode Part 1: 80s Food and The Lost Boys 1 https://archive.org/download/podcast-272/Podcast%20272.mp3 This week, I’m joined by fellow 80s enthusiasts Joe Fangsrud von Esch and Adam Crohn to discuss 80s food as a precursor to a much longer discussion on the 1987 film, The Lost Boys. To start, I invite you to take a culinary…
 
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