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New shows coming up/ Thanks to Gary and the guests/ Voice acting is next

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New shows coming up/ Thanks to Gary and the guests/ Voice acting is next

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Hey, what's up? Welcome back to the EMO DO JOE. I'm Johnny emotions with today's signal jams. All right, so today's show I'm just going to catch you up on what I've been up to. I've recorded tons of episodes and well, I have adhd and when I go back to listen to them, to edit them and post them, I get bored of them and I stop what I'm doing. So, you know, like we record an episode every weekend, literally every Saturday morning, and how many of I put up? Harley any so that's on me. So, but you know, I'm learning about myself. That's what I wanted to share with you. So anyway, I'm going to keep making podcast. That just the nature of things is always changing, right, so work, you know I've been I don't do you listen to these in backwards order or front words order, because, like today it's June, right, it's the beginning of June, two thousand...

...and twenty one. I'm feeling all right. If you're listening to these from the newest to the oldest, you're going to get this episode and if you keep going backwards, you're going to just listen to a guy whose mental health deterior rates. If you've been listening from the other direction forward. Hey, welcome to the now and wow, you got a lot of patients. Are you just or nuts something weird? Anyway, I appreciate you either way, because we're here now. So let me get on with what I was about to say. Anyway, Gary got the shingles. He's doing much better. He's fine. If you want to send them an email, you can just send it to, you know, signal jams at Proton mailcom. I'm sure I'll love to hear from you. I put a AD on Pottit, which is a platform. It's PODDI DOTNET, Pott it dotnet, and that's a place where podcasters can go and find guests to be on their show. So I put up an ad and I said hey, tell me about where you...

...live, and the two people that followed through happen to be from the UK. They're different women, different ladies. So I'm going to put those episodes up. I'll cut those into two separate episodes to, you know, give them the honor that they spent the time to talk and share their story. So I don't want to step all over their story with all this stuff I'm talking about now. At any rate, the next two episodes will be one with Kim from north Wales and the other one from de Laura from the Jurassic coast off of southwest England, and I just yeah, we got into it like deep, like I'm just curious what it's like where other people live. We haven't been able to travel much laye and I like the storytelling bit and I'm genuinely curious. So I tried to pull a lot out of them as far as describing what it was like where they live, like physically. What's the sand like on the beach? You know how taller the houses in your neighborhood? Kind of like little mini vacations, I guess. So tune in...

...for that next Kim, north Wales, de Laara, southwest England. That's going to be super cool. And of course Gary will be back. He's already back, I mean we've already recorded episodes since he fixed his shingles. And as a warning to all you gen x people, go get your shingles shots. If you had the chicken pox when you were young, you can get the shingles now and it's fucking miserable. So, on behalf of g shock. Go get you Goddamn shingle shots old people. So here's the thing I discovered. And sometimes, man, I'm hardheaded, for sure, like I'm an aries the RAM, like we're hot. That's the nature of our being. Is just hardheaded in this and I learned things the hard way. So works going fine. It's a challenge. I don't really make as much as I'm worth, but I have a killer opportunity that I could leverage into back to that kind of money. Anyway. I'm in the I'm in the...

...period now. We just got to grind it out and try to hope it things work and trust the people you work with. Fortunately, I do trust the people I work with and work for and I think things will work out. It's just hard right now. A lot of experimentation and just finding out what the best way to attack the challenge is right. But that always gives me thinking, like am I doing the right thing? This is just the thing I'm doing because it's convenient. I love a challenge, but is it the right thing for me? And get that always gives me just looking around, keeping my radar ope for other things I can do on the side and maintain kind of a balanced life while pursuing something I'm really passionate about. So it came across and add on instagram talked about voiceover. Now it's not the first time I've heard a voice over, not by any means. I mean I went to college for television broadcasting, was in radio in high school. We had a high school radio station and conquered called Clayton Valley High School Radio...

Sord, K vhs. I guess you call it the edge. Ninety five at them. So that was fun. But I never thought so anyway, and I didn't think of voiceover nowadays. And my son Nick wants to do voice over as well because I'd shared with them documentary called I know that voice and so my sons are really into it as well. But I don't know really what voiceover means. I didn't know what it was all about and L I saw an ad on instagram. So I thought voiceover was like doing character characters or impressions. I don't I don't know. We're having a certain radio kind of voice or just shit. I don't have. I'm not a radio guy. I don't have a radio kind of voice. I mean I kind of do, but that's the way I actually talked in real life. So if you if you run into me at the supermarket, I'm like Hey, that thing's on sale. If I can kind of talk like that, it's weird anyway. But I don't think I qualify in that realm at all and...

I definitely can't do impressions. The Best I can do voices and weird make weird noises. But now I didn't think that was the thing. However, the ad I saw on instagram was from this gentleman called the voiceover beard, and I dug a little deeper. I listen to is what it's called Webinar. You know video? You know you basically those things where you give away your email address and they show you a video of what the rest of their course program will be like. Well, right off the bat, I like wait a second. First of all, the guys got a great voice, and there's no doubt about that, and just came through loud and clear. It's really weird. But also he cut off the top half of his face, like you can only see from the tip of his nose down to his chin. You see his voice, I'm sorry, you see his beard and you hear his voice. The voiceover beard. Simple enough, right, but...

I'm like, wait a second, that's right. This is voice we that. I'm like, well, wait, hold back up, saying this is all a branding thing. That's where I came to the realization, Holy Shit, I could do voiceover because I know about branding, that I've been in branding and marketing, but branding specifically, for like twenty years. Like Shit, this is all about branding, it seems to be. I could be wrong and join me on my journey and we'll find out. Voiceover work seems to be about branding and being yourself. So I know about branding and I definitely feel like I'm myself. And can you read? MMM, yes, I can read. And then, I think the last one is, can you take direction? And other words, are you humble enough if someone says now that's wrong? Can you try it like this to be able to like jump on that and do the Improv and try to get where they're going or where they're trying to go with whatever the words are? Right, I get...

...all that, and so my fucking day that maybe we should do voice over. Let's try voice over, and I'm not saying like try to be the voice of a fucking you know, national car commercial or nothing like that. Not even read one of my favorite books. I'm just thinking simple things like whatever, reading, corporate video verbiage or whatever, stuff like that. I came upon this realization at the job I'm at now, so you know how one thing kind of really does lead to the next. I came upon the realization because I drive a lot now. A drive like I don't know what, at least a thousand miles a week, more like five thousand miles a month, and I listened to lots of things, lots of podcasts and whatever, but podcast is one thing. That's that person's voice just talking, kind of like I'm just talking now. But then I started to listen to audio books and then I'm like, what the Fuck, Oh my God, every one of these audio books had to be read. Some of them are read by the author, most of them are not. And I loved reading,...

...like in first grade when you, the teacher, would like have all the students around the classroom take turns reading. I love that and, as you can tell, I just love running my mouth in general and as extrovert as a sound on the mic, I'm pretty introverted and can definitely take direction and be humble when necessary. I think I don't know. It's funny you don't know your blind spots because they're blind. So I'm going to give that a go. I have an account and some profile stuff set up under my real name, but I think I'm going to try it as John Emotions, except I'm going to put the dot back in after the e S. instead of John Emotions, will be John e motions, kind of like Wilde Coyote or Doug e fresh or Bunny Carlos. You get it. I've explained that before,...

...but I think it's kind of fun for the reader when they read a name like John Emotions. And again, remember it's all about branding in this voiceover thing that I'm going to attempt. So I think it's fun for the reader's mind to connect it when they say John Emotions. Oh, I get it, Johnny emotions. Anyway, I'm just fucking around, but the human mind does do that and people feel they have a connection when they figured it out. A little puzzle for them, and that's what I thought. Started to think when I was talking about the guests earlier, like these are two great guests to Laura and Kim. Thank you so much for being on and also thanks to Gary G shock. Thanks for always showing up every Saturday and recording podcast with me, even though I don't always get them edited, and put up your help in like. Like I said, I'd got to keep a hand in the token. Your help and just continually being there helps me. So, however, I can repay you, G shock. Let's do that. I could just hear him. They could now know. Yeah,...

...motherfucker edited episode and put one up with me in it. Gary, Gary, Gary. That is the thing about this particular show. A lot of podcast and it drives me nuts. Like back in the music business, there were always these kind of people out there telling people how to make a hit song, how to write a hit song and get it may like there was a right way and a wrong way to make a song. Well, that's kind of a heated discussion. Right. There is definitely a formulaic way to make a song that could be promoted enough to become a hit song in America. It's not it's not magic. There's you know, you write the verse and then you have a precurse, then a verse and then a chorus and maybe a bridge and then another verse and Maybe Guitar Solo Back in the day or you know key synthe Soelo nowadays, and then chorus, course, course, there you go. There's a song. But as a musician, particularly...

...a drummer, I like jamming. I like the jams. I like when you just go in there and you sit in a room with three or four dudes, chicks whatever, everybody knows their instrument and you just start playing. Nobody knows what each other's going to play. You literally having a conversation with your instruments, and I think of this podcast and that sense that this is just a jam. We are not trying to create a structure that's some kind of fucking like formula podcast where people know when the fucking sing along. It's not that at all. Hence the name signal jams. It's also a twist on a g shock and my TV show back in San Francisco back in the day. I don't know, was Theydan twenty seven orundred eight? Gary will correct me. I'm sure we had the TV show on public access. Yeah, like Wayne and Garth, we had like a fucking waynes world in San Francisco called TV pirates. I wanted to do signal pirates originally for this show,...

...but I don't think I could get the socials. I think you know they were just people had signal pirates here or whatever. I think that's important. Whenever you create a new brand you want to make sure all the social handles are available and sometimes you're forcing the thinking of new names, and signal jams came about like Oh yeah, this fucking better name anyway. So signal jams covers what we do here. We just jam with their voices. We just talked, chop it up, sometimes about interesting things. Well, you know the other thing, a lot of times I don't actually fucking edit those podcasts that Gary and I do, because when I listened back, not only it's kind of boring to me because I've heard the conversation already, but we might kind of or not incriminate ourselves and say some shit that I'm like, Guy, I don't think we should put that up. Something horrible, I mean not cancelablel just awkward, weird, just makes us look stupid kind of stuff. So yeah, there it is. If you want to join on and follow along on the voiceover journey, that's going to start now, like...

June, like right now. It's June two thousand and twenty one. Let's see in June of two thousand and twenty two, if I've booked any gigs, if I've read any e books or read for a commerce shoulder, anything like that, like my diarrhea. Guy Tired Anyway. So tune in fast forward to the next episode if you want to go on a little quick trip to the UK. And after that we'll start putting up some more with Gary and I and maybe, I think I might have gary and go over some lines with me or critique each other on some scripts or something fun like that. We'll see. We'll see how it goes. Cool then I'll talk to you and well, you'll hear me as soon as you press the fast forward button to the next episode. But we'll check in this Jah by. And...

...now back to the wall.

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