Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

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John; August 3, 2021

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Day 3 of the August Daily Episode Challenge where I create a new podcast for every day in August. @johnemotions

And we're back. I like itthat way. Just quick and easy. How are you? Who Are you? Introduce yourself, don't be rude. So today is by the way.Welcome to emdojoe. I am John and this is my podcast. So today'sAugust third. I was at the doctor's office all day, first time patient, kind of situation in a new hospital area. So what's cool is thisis like Indian medicine. I have the good fortune to be a native Americanand I live in a part of the country now where they actually have tribesand services for native Americans, because we're surrounded by actual reservations in tribal territory. They serve anybody, but if you're Indian, you get to go tothe head of the line. It's like magic, and it's all free.Too much. So went there because, I think I told you the otherday, I got the shingles, which...

...sucks ass. Get your shingles vaccinationto hopefully prevent that from happening. Long and short of it basically gives youa horrible attack of your nerves, so much that actually comes out as arash. But meanwhile your nerves are under attack and my shoulders all fucked upright now because of that. Anyway, this doctor gave me like some steroidcream and some neurontin for my nerve stuff. Yeah, and I got some sleepsomething else. Can't remember the name, but it was heavy, dude.You like a tranquilizer. And how Man I took that when I gothome last night and man, I slept and I slept. It was prettywild. Anyway, I feel much better in this place. Also has agym, three dentists, some behavioral therapist, oncologist, optimologist, all the allthe things, you know, like a hospital campus. Would have soreally impressed. It's only about fifteen, ten, maybe fifteen, minutes froma housetops and love it. Close enough...

...to be handy and far enough tobe out of mind and out of sight when I don't need it, becauseif I'm not sick, I don't want to see a hospital and when Iam I wanted to be close. So yeah, a big shout out tothe all the staff over there at the Indian clinic. Love it. Thankyou very kind. I felt much better when I left. You know,it's a trip when you say Indian, because I look as white as anythingright and there's some people in there with long, like black hair and braidsstraight up like a stereotypical Indian you might see in a movie, like anold western movie or something, and everybody in between. Right. I'm likewow, so this is more like cultural role. And I thought about itlike Jewish and Israeli's, you know, Jewish people versus Israeli's, or HebrewI should say, or all of the three, you know. So thatalways like because I had friends and my ex wife was Jewish and stuff likethat, but I never could understand like you guys also. So Hebrew oryou just convert to Judaism, and now...

...you Jews, which you can't convertto Hebrewism. And like, I'm an Indian, I can't convert to notIndian, I don't know, but I can become a Christian or Jew or, you know, Muslim. All that very confusing sometimes. But what's notconfusing is the idea of culture. I start to think about a passage ina book I recently read from. You've all no Ha Ari, I thinkhis name is. Yeah, you've all Harari, twenty one lessons for thetwenty one century. So in this book he proposes the idea that nowadays wehave a bigger problem with culturalism in that racism, you know, the ideathat there is a superior race. That has been disproven by science. Ithasn't disproven why Kenyans and Ethiopians always win the Olympic track events. But Idigress. I'll just say it takes a...

...prototype to create a stereotype. Allright. Anyway, back to the culturalism. The culture is. I'm not culturerole ISM. Culture is MM. The idea is now that, sincewe've disproven racism to be a stupid idea, we've evolved, especially with the helpof the Internet and social media. We've turned into a bunch of culturist, and a culturist is a person who obviously think about it, think aboutwhat their culture is, and you could pick anybody's culture out. So I'mthinking like rednet culture. In particular, the people I typically would think ofas racist are really culturist, because I know many of them who've adopted blackfriends who had their same culture and viewpoint, guns, hunting, swear words theold days, all that stuff right, and when they bring like an AfricanAmerican into their culture now they kind of get points and they're able tosay to others, no, I'm not...

...racist. I got a friend asblack, my best friends black, so all that might be true. Maybehe's not a racist. Maybe doesn't like other black people just like the sameway he doesn't like other white people or other Chinese people who aren't into hisbackwoods culture. Do you see what I mean? So what I'm saying isthe culture, regardless of if you're into the Trans community or if you're abricklayer or you're backwoods hill billy or whatever, you have a certain culture of yourbasically life on certain models. Right, and of course, out of defense, you come to argue that your model, your perspective, is thebest way. It takes a lot of self work to understand that your waymight not be the best way. And then you add the Internet into themix, right, so people can discover and change their own personal culture inthe blink of an eye. And and the reason people want to belong toa culture is so that they can look down at others and find fault inothers and cancel others. So they find...

...their tribe, their new little culturistsituation. They reflect the get into that memeissis, you know, where youjust you want things, just because you see other people having them, well, if you see other people enjoying solidarity and community because they say nasty thingsabout other classes of people, well, you're going to start saying those thingstoo, because you want to belong to a group and they'll otherwise look andfeel like you. So Hey, I might as well extend myself and sayNasty Shit to other people. And that's what cultures do, and the culturescan be anybody. Like the critic culture, you know, who criticize everything.There's the Comedians, there's that's a culture of comics. You know.There's musician culture, there's tattooist culture, there's biker culture, jock culture.I mean just go down the list right and really we all want the samething. We want food on her table, shelter, liberty. HMM. Yeah, beyond that it's an individual thing.

But it's it a trip that we'reall fighting over the same shit, or is it not a trip thatis the same shit? Is Limited resources as a limited food or something?No, there's plenty of food in America. So why are we fighting over scarcityissues when we have plenty of stuff here? There's plenty of stuff.Did you know they're vacant homes for everyone homeless person in America. We don'thave a housing crisis, we have agreed crisis. And again that's one culture. The rich landowners who own multiple properties versus the rensers. Again see cultureversus culture, and it's not. It could be black renters and black landowners, or vice versa. Could be Chinese residents or white residents or landowners,or vice versa. Could be any mixture of anything, but you see whatI'm saying. The culture is landlords versus renters in this scenario, but youcould point out that in any scenario. That's what's driving me nuts because itjust moves too fast. I try to...

...be kind and accept anybody's culture.Tell me once, I'll try to lock it down, remember it. Imight need a second reminder. Cool, but if you're going to go swapcultures three weeks from now for weeks from now and then change your mind nextyear, I'm not obligated to keep up with that. That's on you.If you want to keep changing your cultures and expect people to catch up,nope, we're not doing that. Likewise, if you join some kind of cultureand you just get too extreme, to demanding, too weird, tojudge you of others. Yeah, nobody's going to follow that either. Nonormal minded person's going to jump into your little culture. So just pick aculture that's chill, a normal person kind of thing, and stop hating onother cultures just because they're different, because that shit changes from day to day, from month to month. The Internet mixed culture change so fast and allowsanybody to jump from culture to culture that there's no possible way people are goingto be able to keep up. So we just got a chill the fuckout. That's a good segue. So to chill out. I was justchecking out some new shows on and I...

...found something really cool you might like. It's called Rhadi's and it's on Hulu. So look for Hulu if you gotit. They usually have a free trial subscription or whatever. But itis a miniseries, a document, a Docu series. I mean, letregulars here, it's a series on Hulu. Anyhow. It's written and directed bya camera and crow who also did almost famous. So basically it's likea series of almost famous. It's about Rhodi's, those Roadi's. It's gota great cast, lots of recognizable faces in there, lots of great actingchops and just the backstage, in the behind the scenes of the concert industry. I really enjoy that a lot. Here's a quick side story about CameronCrow. Okay, I was working at Bill Graham presents and I went downwe had a giant cage vault and though in the warehouse, like an IndianaJones looking warehouse with just all the rock memorabilia from the late S S Sand all that stuff, and I was...

...just poking around it there on lunchbreak once and I found a box with some letters in it. One ofthe letters was from a young reporter named Cameron Crow to Bill Graham asking ifhe could get some free backstage passes to the sex pistols show at winterland.And I'm like, this is a fucking epic note right here. This shouldn'tbe down here in the box. Can you imagine that? So Cameron Crowdid all kinds of stuff. He's superfamous rider and director and whatnot, allabout rock and roll, those kind of shows, and at the time nobodyknew that. But to have found this letter where he was talking to billanother icon, another hero of mine, Bill Graham, about tickets to thefucking sex pistol show, which turned out to be the sex pistols last showever. Anyway, ever since I saw that letter, and I've been afan of Bigger Fan of Cameron Crows, I guess. I mean knowing thathe was a young reporter trying to get into the sex pistols through Bill Graham. Yep, points for me on that.

So when I saw this show Idecided to give it a shot and so far watched the first episode.It's great. Some of the shows nowadays get good, but like after thethird episode, and sometimes they don't have the patients to get that long intoa series. This one, Rhody's on Hulu. Yep, I jumped rightin. Is Right there. First episode really cool. I'm down. I'mgoing to go watch the second one after I edit this podcast. So that'sall I got. October. Three in the CAN. Talk to you againtomorrow. The's October or fuck up. It's the MED's. Right, it'sthe MED's. That's UCK. August. Third in the can and I'll seeyou tomorrow. August. Fourth over now and now back to the wall.

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