Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

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Blue jays are not blue/ Summer of Soul shines blackness/ Voice over work next

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Blue jays are not blue/

Summer of Soul shines blackness/

Voice over work next 

Hey welcome back, it's john emotions,and this is the emo dojo. So today i'm going to go over some kind of toughdecisions. I've had to make and some future decisions i may need help withand we'll get to that in just a second first i'll update you on the my new pet blue jays, all that and somuch more on today's signal. James. I think i may have mentioned that. Ihad a hornet's nest outside the back porch light a while back and i didn'twant to you- know poison, it spray a bunch of poison in the air. So ithought, oh, what's the natural enemy of insects, birds, so i thought let'sattract birds. So over the past several months i've been attracting variousbirds through different types of bird feeders and i've settled on blue jaysbeing my favorites and they like just raw unroasted, unsalted peanuts in the shells. I just put them in a little dog food ball andwhistle, and they come it's pretty cool. I like it. It's really interesting,they're smart for sure, so blue jays are basically small crows, so they'revery smart, even though they're on the other sideof my sliding glass door, they don't like it. If i'm more than about, i don't know if i'm closer than itabout five feet, they don't like it. They get really skittish. But if i'mlike back in the lazy boy about eight feet from the door, they're cool withthat they're used to me kind of the motions i make while i'm sitting inthat chair, looking on my laptop or whatever so they're, not too skittish, but here's what's really interesting. Alittle further back in the room are my drums, like electric drums you put onthe headphones and you just play, so you can hear yourself well, these birds are funny so thecloser i am to the door. Vel zoom im grab a peanut and bale ride, emimmediately they'll, just jolt away,...

...sometimes they're, so fast they'll evendrop the net and have to make a second second run right. When i'm a little for further back inthe easy chair, they'll come in and you know be a little more selective they'llpick one up and no that's no good drop. It pick up another one hang around.Look then leave when i'm on the drums these fucking blue jays come in. Ifthey don't even go for the nuts at first they'll say sit there kind oflike on top of the edge of the chair out there and they look at me drumming andapparently they know that i'm predisposed and i'm not going to go eatthem. So these blue jays are over there bouncing up and down like dancing tomusic that they can't hear. Obviously i have my headphones in, but i'm you knowwaving my arms like a crazy person and move my feet and all that they can seethat part and they may hear a light tapping on the electric drums, but theycan't hear the music. However, they bounce up and down without grabbing anyof the peanuts sure. Eventually, then they'll jump down and grab a peanut ortwo sometimes did you know that blue jays can fit a whole peanut in theirthroat and still carry another one. I didn't know that and here's your mind,numbing information of the day. Blue jays are not blue. They justappear that way to humans because of the way the light refracts throughtheir wings. If you were to hold a blue jay's wing up to a light table, it'sbrownish gray, so they're brown, blue jays are brown. Like the dress thing,you know it's, no, it's not exactly like the dress thing at all, because iconsumed some cannabis the other day and i was looking out the glass door atthe beauty of these blue jay's feathers and that i kept thinking myself dudeyou're, not even seeing that real. That's, not even a real thing. You'reseeing you are seeing an illusion. So yeah blue jays are not blue they'rebrown. Dig it...

...all right. Let's get up to speed on emodojo right, so a couple of episodes back told you wanted to turn that intoa non profit. So that's still moving forward. It looks like the biggestchunk of change is going to be the four hundred dollars you got to pay up frontto the irs, so i'm just putting that aside, i don't have like four hundreddollars extra pay check to just to throw away so i'll, save that slowly.Put that aside, i've also identified a few like music instrument manufacturersthat i think would be willing to participate once i became legitimatenon profit, so that again, the emo do jo will be a non prophet that we streamvideos and kind of like a destruction. Room meets a music studio,so it'll have basically just drums and web streaming cameras and things likethat, where people that don't know how to play drums can just go play drumsand get it out of your systems, of course, as that project kind of grows,to completion, definitely going to find some realtherapist to work on part of the curriculum, if not on the staff and some actual music instrumentinstructors. It's not just going to be a bunch of yahoos. Well i'll, be a lotof yahoos and especially as to be people that are open, minded and kind.You know that are willing to work with people of all sorts that have differenttypes of mental conditions and issues they'retrying to deal with them so anyway, that's the modo will be a drum studiothat we live stream out for the sole purpose of you know mental therapy in asense, and then i also told you that i was going to look into voice over work,because i think i explained it before i didn't really know. I was thought itwas doing. Characters, like you know, animation, characters like male blankand whatever stuff like that, and then i learned that it's not necessarilythat it could be anything. It could be...

...the voice of a serie or it could be theanswering machine when you call a company that says hey press to forwhatever fucking thing right and then i was in the movie theater. Yesterday theamc guy comes on and i'm like. Oh there's another voice, and now i can'tnot hear voices every time. I don't hear voices. You know what i'm sayingwhen i, when i'm on the media, the streaming services of tv or radio. Alli do now is listen to voices and think fuck. I could do that totally. Do that.Give me that, and so the next step it looked like is. I should talk to vocalthat vocal coaches but voice over specific coaches, so i got signed upfor two different free consultations from what appeared to be from my reno,reasonable judgment in this area. To be some of the best one. Gal's name is ann gangus and theother gentleman's name is sean pratt. After listening to hours and hours ofpodcast from various sources, these two names kept floating to the top and sureenough. They had ways that you can go to their websites and sign up for, liketwenty minute half hour consultation and give you at least some kind ofdirection on what a next good step is. So i had a blast yesterday, i'm sorrythe two days ago, whatever talking to anne and then this evening, i'm talkingwith sean, so i should have a better kind of idea of what to do next, but anbrought up a fun thing that sounded awesome. So i am apparently a littleedgier than many in the voice over industry, the kind of square thatprobably comes from the radio days. I curse a lot more, i'm just i've lived awild life and the way she heads around it goes well. If you're into it, youknow my assistant has connections with the romance novels and like m, am i, ifi'm into it or like fuck? Of course that'd be a blast? I love that idea so yeah whatever i think i have to puttogether a dem of some sort or find one...

...of these. They got basically websitesyou pay to be on a yearly subscription and when you're on it, then you couldsubmit what different auditions and thingslike that put up your demo tapes or submit auditions directly to peoplelooking for work. The downside to that is also as a graphic designer and amusician. Is that a lot of those sites? You know kind of go toward the lowestcommon denominator: buyer people that are just looking for cheap and that'sno way to build a career in anything artistic. You don't want to be cheap.You don't want to lower your price right off the bad at least try to starthigh, so there's a little navigation involved in putting up things like thaton voishe but, like i said all no more after italked to sean pratt this evening, so just kind of combined the knowledge andsee what the best step is. Next i'll definitely keep you posted on thatcould be fun and, if you're into it just you know the way, i'm doing it. Iguess is a way you could do it just do a lot of research, listen to a bunch ofvoice over podcast and try to be humble about it and make small next stepsright, all right and then in the entertainmentsphere. So this past weekend i watched the show a movie sorry show adocumentary movie called the days of rage, the rolling stones rode toaltamont, really fascinating i'd note about thealtamont disaster because i lived there. I used to go to monster truck ralliesat altamont, so i had heard these stories from my parents about whathappened there, but nobody had ever said the details and apparently some ofthe details, weren't, really public long and short of it. The rollingstones were trying to make a big comeback in america. They could not doa big show in golden gate park in san francisco, so they propose doing one ata speedway about forty miles away from...

...san francisco. The hells angels weregoing to be their security, and things went awry really badly. The part thatstruck me the most was a part that was not known in the public before was thatthere's a gentleman that was stabbed the death down in the front, while the rolling stones are on stageplain, the crowd was incense that one of these hells angels allegedly hadstabbed this person to death a black guy and there's nothing to be done. Theeven the cop said: well, we don't need the ambulance is dead. The fuckingcrowd picked up this dead black guy's body and put it on the stage laid thisdead, guy's body at the feet of the rolling stones, and then the hells angels pushed itback into the crowd, push the guy's body dead body back into the crowd, that's pretty fucking, shocking anddisgusting. If that weren't bad enough, the rolling stones went on to play anhour more just mind, boggling right. Otherwise,it's a good documentary that tells you a lot about the situation in the timesthat the rolling stones were coming up in and it was a really really weird thing,because up until that point, mc jagger seemed like a really legit activist,but somehow they got themselves painted into a corner with those fucking hellsangels and they just made the wrong decision. Why do you keep playing aftersomeone brings one of your fans up on stage in a dead heap? It doesn't makeany sense to me anyway. That's days of rage, the roadto altamont. The next movie i saw yesterday was theflip opposite, and this is even more maddening and i'll. Tell you why or youprobably figure out why in a second so i went and saw a movie called summer ofsoul in the movie theater yesterday,...

...it's also on hulu, but i highly suggestyou see it in a theater because it's well it's over two hours long and youmight fall asleep if you watch it on the couch or pick up a laptop or wanderoff from something anyway focus on this shit. It is amazing. It made me cry m.Most of the time. My eyes were dripping with joy and happiness, but theunderlying message is super fucked up. So during the same summer, we had woodstock in altamont summer of sixty nine, a hundred miles south of woodstock inharlem new york. U s a. There was a series of shows they built a big. Youknow hollywood production stage. They brought in gigantic hollywood cameras,those big monsters on giant wheels that guys sit on and kind of roll around andthey held concerts on this stage for several weeks in a row on the weekendsseveral weeks in a row in harlem. So the great thing is: all of this wascaptured on film, real film, nice, good, old fashioned on thu s. Film right weresixty nine film. Well, then it got put in a warehouse. It justgot shelves. I guess nobody wanted to see it, the guy who had shot it and hadpossession of it- and you know the rights to it- was trying to sell it tothe networks and the media. His pitch was like it's the black wood stock.It's the black wood stock for some reason, people weren't having it inhindsight watching this movie. It seems pretty clear to me why theestablishment was not having this, because what you'll see when you watchsummer of soul are tens of thousands of young old, every kind of class ofafrican americans black folks in harlem, in one thousand nine hundred and sixtynine having a good time, no violence, nobody getting arrested and contrary tothe hells angels, trying to guard the...

...rolling stones ending in a dead blackguy up on their stage. The black panthers were the guards for summer ofsoul in harlem, and there was no violence. There was no dead white guythrown up on the stage during stevie. Wonder set nothing like that happened so in looking back at this, and it wasliterally put on self for fifty years. Quest love the drummer from the rootsand jimmy whatever band falins band kind of pulled this out and puttogether the project he's the director. The footage was literally just foundlike two or three years ago, and they just put this movie together from it.So and then they showed the footage to a lot of the performers that performedthat day that are still alive and got their reactions. So some of theperformances were just stunning. Like i didn't know, stevie wonder played thedrum so well, i you know when you see it and you kind of expect it after youseems like oh yeah, of course, he's just a great musician regardless, butthat dude was going off doing a drum solo, one of my favorites sly and thefamily stone who had known about for a long time because he and my mom went tohigh school at the same time same high school same time back in valeocalifornia. So i kind of grew up knowing about that hip, funk coolradical culture and he stole the show man so much good footage of so many ofthe greats nina samon. As on there, like, i said, sly in the family, stone the mavis singers mavis, i mean sorrythe staple singers, with the mavis staples mahal ya jackson. Was there all kindsof blues acts that you i just had never heard of, but it came together. Sonicely so much color and so much authentic is colorful, aesthetic value to it too,just off the charts really great, and so not just great, because themusic and the performances and the colors and the film and everything, butalso great in the message of like how different ways the media portrays differentcultures based on the agenda. I'm not...

...saying who's agenda, i'm not don't givea fuck about conspiracy theories, but clearly this was kept out of the lightbecause it just doesn't fit the narrative that black people are. Youknow, trouble makers or there's you know doing drugs or whatever andbreaking things that wasn't the case at all at all, and it never has been thecase. People invistigate the media choose to focus on the bad in somecases, and some of soul did not fit thenarrative. So i highly encourage you to see some er of soul. If you go in towatch days of rage, watch it first before summer of soul, so that you endon a uliti g high note, but such a great joke to position ofthe union yang of media coverage of two different festivals. One was a completeshit. Show that ended in death. The other one was a glaring success thatjust got buried in time wow. So that's what i've got for now. I justwant to give you a quick update and i'm going to go edit up some more episodesof g shock and i shooting this shit, and i also have some reviews of anothernew device. I've been trying called the apollo nero the apollo nero, which is a wristborn device that kind of prevents the fight or flight response. In yournervous system. I've been trying that now for about two weeks, and i willgive you basically i'll- probably just do a standard load episode of what yourfight or flight response is and how this particular device might help and,of course, i'm still using the lifted brains. Zapper thing again, not asponsor of the show. I just really appreciate the device and it seems tobe working so i'll do an episode shortly here that i talk about what thelifted head band device does transcranial direct current stimulationand then also talk about the apollo...

...neuro device that you wear on yourwrist or your ankle. That works on your fight or flight response in yourautonomic in your somatic nervous system. I think i got those words rightanyway. I'll tell you more about that later. Thanks for listening, iappreciate you that you're here i don't know where you are, but i think you'rehere, i'm in your ear anyway, and now back to the wall.

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