Keith Fredrickson and Daniel Kutcher

GSP #20: This episode is about compromise. Use the Whole Buffalo negotiations continue!

GSP #20: This episode is about compromise.  Use the Whole Buffalo negotiations continue!

Getcha Some Productions Podcast Episode 20 ( A podcast covering all things related to music production: from the first note to the last fan and everything in between. Not your typical “how-to” podcast: For a new listeners, each episode is a live business meeting. We are figuring out how to build a music production company (a media empire) as we go and listeners come along for the ride. Every podcast is a business meeting, every business meeting is a podcast. This podcast is (always) candid and unrehearsed. In this episode we discuss: Use the Whole Buffalo negotiations continue! This episode is about compromise. What is our compromise? Do everything! If anyone can help us with the mechanics of sharing tracks in iTunes, that would be amazing. Even though the software has the functionality, our experience is that it does not work as advertised. What are you do? It’s pissing rain so Dan is stuck inside. Does anybody care? Yeah, whatever. Dan’s personal musical update this week is that he bought some classical guitar books and he’s learning some pieces. He’s working on some old Bach pieces. It’s very fancy of him to be doing that. Like every damn week and month for the past forever, I have been jamming to my jam tracks. However, I actually have been practicing to them (lately), trying to create actual real good sounding melodies and improvisations rather than just playing scales. This was a project that I started working on from direct feedback from Dan. I’ve been playing a cheap replica of Trey Anastasio’s Languedoc guitar which is made by someone named Robert Olsen in Arkansas (Ollandoc). It’s kind of the quality of an Epiphany but it looks like one of those fancy Languedoc Guitars. And I’m still playing through the Roland Micro Cube which is a silly little amplifier that I absolutely love and it’s basically the only amp I use most of the time now because it’s so friggin easy to just plug in and dial in a sound or two and you get a variety of sounds to select (pretty simply) and it’s quiet so you don’t have to worry about annoying the neighbors. Oh no! Are we getting back into the “Use the Whole Buffalo” nonsense again? So, yes, we are going to revisit the “Use the Whole Buffalo Concept.” I’m going back to this concept because I’m quite devoted to it. So now I’m telling Dan something about the 10,000 hours concept and how we can practice these methods and concepts that I’m espousing and we can also catalog it so that we have progress toward and proof of our spending 10,000 hours on playing music. All my tracks are 10 minutes long and my initial tracks are at a very slow tempo of 55 bpm. Dan had some feedback about this. Dan would like to play at a faster tempo and for a shorter amount of time (typical man). Dan’s other feedback is that he wants to release tracks that he’s proud of. In other words, he doesn’t wanna suck (typical man). Or, he doesn’t want to release something that sucks. This is exactly why we’re partners in this. Where at two separate ends of the barbell so to speak. We balance each other out in this way. Said a different way, I’m going to force him out of his comfort zone and he’s going to force me out of my comfort zone. Or at least that’s the way it should be. I am always long-gaming everything. But the key to our success is that we have to compromise. This episode is about compromise. So, my suggestion is that I want to keep the tracks at 10 minutes. My job is to raise up my game and only send the magic tracks to Dan. In other words, I have to always send the absolute highest quality performance so that we’re starting off with some thing that even by itself is probably magical by itself. Even though our aim is to record legendary jam sessions that are exceptional in quality, we’re still only going to release them, at first, in our research and development brand called Oliver’s...

Duration: 31 min

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