literally how is a podcast

Last year I recorded and released 3 EPs and I learned a lot about making & producing music but the whole time I kept getting frustrated by how much I don’t know/didn’t understand about mixing & EQ’ing music. (My experience has been that it’s the kind of thing that is easy to do mediocre but difficult to do even slightly better than mediocre.)

So this year I was like: I’m gonna learn and I’m gonna get better, but because of how my brain works I knew that I had to have a framework/set of constraints in place to force myself to accomplish mini-goals, or I wouldn’t make good progress on the main goal. This is a VERY normal way to go through life.

the cover image for the literally how podcast

So I have this podcast called literally how, in which I post a new song every week, but the podcast is not the point. The point is that I am writing, recording, and mixing 1 new song every week, (and also doing a lot of reading/tutorial-watching along the way) and then releasing the song as a podcast episode as a form of accountability. And there’s an attendant blog where I talk through what I think worked, didn’t work, where I got frustrated, where I learned something, etc.

And so hopefully at some point in the future it’ll be possible to see that I’ve made progress, or at least trained my ear so that when I listen to older stuff I can hear the things I would do differently with all knowledge I have (hopefully) accumulated by that point. Again, all very normal.

So that’s like that. I have a podcast, but really I have a framework for learning things.

Hopefully I have undersold this enough. If for some reason this sounds interesting, you can find it in many of the usual podcasts places, such as apple, google, pocketcasts, and stitcher. (Not spotify though! They said this podcast is “in violation of their content policies”, which I think is code for “you have to upload music as an album because podcasts are for talking.” So, whatever, they suck, everyone knows it, who cares, not me.)

Reasons to listenReasons to not listen
Short episodes (<5 minutes)Who cares
Love 2 support the artsAlready so many podcasts
Absolutely fascinated by this processWow good luck with your lil “project”
Bored while waiting in line at bankOnly like bad music, sorry