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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 backto the EMO DO JOE. I'm Johnny emotions with today's signal jams. Allright, so today's show I'm just going to catch you up on what I'vebeen up to. I've recorded tons of episodes and well, I have adhdand when I go back to listen to them, to edit them and postthem, I get bored of them and I stop what I'm doing. So, you know, like we record an episode every weekend, literally every Saturdaymorning, and how many of I put up? Harley any so that's onme. So, but you know, I'm learning about myself. That's whatI wanted to share with you. So anyway, I'm going to keep makingpodcast. That just the nature of things is always changing, right, sowork, you know I've been I don't do you listen to these in backwardsorder 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 allright. If you're listening to these from the newest to the oldest, you'regoing to get this episode and if you keep going backwards, you're going tojust listen to a guy whose mental health deterior rates. If you've been listeningfrom 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 letme get on with what I was about to say. Anyway, Gary gotthe shingles. He's doing much better. He's fine. If you want tosend 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 findguests to be on their show. So I put up an ad and Isaid hey, tell me about where you...

...live, and the two people thatfollowed 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 twoseparate episodes to, you know, give them the honor that they spent thetime to talk and share their story. So I don't want to step allover 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 theother one from de Laura from the Jurassic coast off of southwest England, andI just yeah, we got into it like deep, like I'm just curiouswhat it's like where other people live. We haven't been able to travel muchlaye and I like the storytelling bit and I'm genuinely curious. So I triedto pull a lot out of them as far as describing what it was likewhere 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 minivacations, I guess. So tune in...

...for that next Kim, north Wales, de Laara, southwest England. That's going to be super cool. Andof course Gary will be back. He's already back, I mean we've alreadyrecorded episodes since he fixed his shingles. And as a warning to all yougen x people, go get your shingles shots. If you had the chickenpox when you were young, you can get the shingles now and it's fuckingmiserable. So, on behalf of g shock. Go get you Goddamn shingleshots old people. So here's the thing I discovered. And sometimes, man, I'm hardheaded, for sure, like I'm an aries the RAM, likewe're hot. That's the nature of our being. Is just hardheaded in thisand I learned things the hard way. So works going fine. It's achallenge. I don't really make as much as I'm worth, but I havea 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 togrind it out and try to hope it things work and trust the people youwork with. Fortunately, I do trust the people I work with and workfor and I think things will work out. It's just hard right now. Alot of experimentation and just finding out what the best way to attack thechallenge is right. But that always gives me thinking, like am I doingthe 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? Andget that always gives me just looking around, keeping my radar ope for other thingsI can do on the side and maintain kind of a balanced life whilepursuing something I'm really passionate about. So it came across and add on instagramtalked 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 stationand conquered called Clayton Valley High School Radio...

Sord, K vhs. I guessyou 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 sharedwith them documentary called I know that voice and so my sons are really intoit as well. But I don't know really what voiceover means. I didn'tknow 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 Idon'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 radiokind of voice. I mean I kind of do, but that's the wayI actually talked in real life. So if you if you run into meat the supermarket, I'm like Hey, that thing's on sale. If Ican kind of talk like that, it's weird anyway. But I don't thinkI qualify in that realm at all and...

I definitely can't do impressions. TheBest I can do voices and weird make weird noises. But now I didn'tthink that was the thing. However, the ad I saw on instagram wasfrom 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 youbasically those things where you give away your email address and they show youa 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 hecut off the top half of his face, like you can only see from thetip of his nose down to his chin. You see his voice,I'm sorry, you see his beard and you hear his voice. The voiceoverbeard. 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 whereI came to the realization, Holy Shit, I could do voiceover because I knowabout branding, that I've been in branding and marketing, but branding specifically, for like twenty years. Like Shit, this is all about branding, itseems to be. I could be wrong and join me on my journeyand 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. Andcan 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 tryit like this to be able to like jump on that and do the Improvand try to get where they're going or where they're trying to go with whateverthe words are? Right, I get...

...all that, and so my fuckingday that maybe we should do voice over. Let's try voice over, and I'mnot 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 favoritebooks. I'm just thinking simple things like whatever, reading, corporate video verbiageor whatever, stuff like that. I came upon this realization at the jobI'm at now, so you know how one thing kind of really does leadto 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 lotsof things, lots of podcasts and whatever, but podcast is one thing. That'sthat 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, whatthe Fuck, Oh my God, every one of these audio books had tobe read. Some of them are read by the author, most of themare 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 runningmy mouth in general and as extrovert as a sound on the mic, I'mpretty introverted and can definitely take direction and be humble when necessary. I thinkI 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 andsome profile stuff set up under my real name, but I think I'm goingto try it as John Emotions, except I'm going to put the dot backin after the e S. instead of John Emotions, will be John emotions, 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 funfor 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 theysay John Emotions. Oh, I get it, Johnny emotions. Anyway,I'm just fucking around, but the human mind does do that and people feelthey 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 aboutthe 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 thoughI 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. Yourhelp and just continually being there helps me. So, however, I can repayyou, G shock. Let's do that. I could just hear him. They could now know. Yeah,...

...motherfucker edited episode and put one upwith me in it. Gary, Gary, Gary. That is the thing aboutthis particular show. A lot of podcast and it drives me nuts.Like back in the music business, there were always these kind of people outthere telling people how to make a hit song, how to write a hitsong and get it may like there was a right way and a wrong wayto 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 promotedenough to become a hit song in America. It's not it's not magic. There'syou 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 verseand 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 yousit in a room with three or four dudes, chicks whatever, everybody knowstheir instrument and you just start playing. Nobody knows what each other's going toplay. You literally having a conversation with your instruments, and I think ofthis podcast and that sense that this is just a jam. We are nottrying to create a structure that's some kind of fucking like formula podcast where peopleknow when the fucking sing along. It's not that at all. Hence thename signal jams. It's also a twist on a g shock and my TVshow back in San Francisco back in the day. I don't know, wasTheydan twenty seven orundred eight? Gary will correct me. I'm sure we hadthe TV show on public access. Yeah, like Wayne and Garth, we hadlike a fucking waynes world in San Francisco called TV pirates. I wantedto do signal pirates originally for this show,...

...but I don't think I could getthe socials. I think you know they were just people had signal pirateshere or whatever. I think that's important. Whenever you create a new brand youwant to make sure all the social handles are available and sometimes you're forcingthe 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 lotof 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 becauseI've heard the conversation already, but we might kind of or not incriminate ourselvesand say some shit that I'm like, Guy, I don't think we shouldput that up. Something horrible, I mean not cancelablel just awkward, weird, just makes us look stupid kind of stuff. So yeah, there itis. 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'sJune two thousand and twenty one. Let's see in June of two thousand andtwenty two, if I've booked any gigs, if I've read any e books orread for a commerce shoulder, anything like that, like my diarrhea.Guy Tired Anyway. So tune in fast forward to the next episode if youwant to go on a little quick trip to the UK. And after thatwe'll start putting up some more with Gary and I and maybe, I thinkI might have gary and go over some lines with me or critique each otheron some scripts or something fun like that. We'll see. We'll see how itgoes. Cool then I'll talk to you and well, you'll hear meas soon as you press the fast forward button to the next episode. Butwe'll check in this Jah by. And...

...now back to the wall.

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