John | Podcasting
John | Podcasting

Episode 123 · 5 months ago

Everything always keeps moving forward ...

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

John Emotions gives updates on ...

  • NFT artists and the NFT marketplace
  • The Emo Dojo Drum Studio
  • Starting a Nonprofit
  • Voice-Over/Announcer Work
  • The new Music Talk Now podcast on Spotify

Learn more at JohnEmotions.com

What's happening? My friend? It's johnny motions and this is emo do Joe. Well, Holy Hell, man, I can't leave here for a month and then world war three breaks out. I guess I can't take a break anywhere. Man, it's been busy. I know I was going to take a break. I told you I was going to take a break in November. I never did. So I needed to take a break in February and yeah, feel a little better. I get stressed out around the holidays. I see people, I see old friends and family and I think I'm not doing well enough in life. So I get back in my little routine come January and think I should be doing better. So I start looking for jobs and things like that. I think I've told you my jobs just kind of whack because the thing we sell, I'm in sales, and the thing we sail, the price just keeps plummeting. So if you work on a commission in the thing that you sell keeps plumating, you don't make very much money at all and that sucks. And I'd been telling friends and family about this for a while and they're like, Oh yeah, no, stick it out. You know you always jump from thing to thing, too fast, too soon. Well, I heard from my supervisor the other day. He feels exactly the same way I do and he's about ready to leave. And apparently so we're like three other people in the office, but since I work in sales, I'm not in the office and I don't typically talk a lot of Shit at work. So yeah, apparently they all talk shit about the bosses all the time and I just wasn't wasn't around to hear it. So I thought I was the only one felt like things weren't going so well at work. So in that aspect, I guess I feel a little better now that I have others who feel the same way about work, but that doesn't make work any better, it just makes the situation a little more comfortable because I'm not alone. So I have to find something to do that makes more money or stay focused on my hobbies here. So let's update on what we've been doing. All the NFT people that we've interviewed. Man, that's a tough racket. So what really looks like? What happened is remember game stop.

You know, obviously the store and the stunks. I think a lot of those people from Wall Street bets the reddit thread that the people that missed out or lost a bunch of money on game stock, I'm sorry, Game Stop Stock. I think those are the same people who then came over to you, the nft world, and decided that that was the next place to get rich quick. And not talking about the artist, obviously the artist. Onen't you hear about it self included. You hear that people are spending a bunch of money over there on art, quote Unquote Art, you get excited and you want to go participate. So my heart goes out to the past artist, the nft artists I interviewed on the podcast here and I hope they're doing well. I've reached out to a few of them to see if they wanted to come back and they said yeah, but they really hadn't committed to coming back and actually do an episode because, you know, things are tough. Art didn't sell, didn't sell enough. They weren't able to quit their jobs. The dream didn't happen. And I could get that because I've been in rock and roll for a long time, you know, I played music since I was a little kid. And Yeah, everyone wants to be or at least back then, everyone wanted to be a rock star. Then people wanted to be, you know whatever, athletes, pro athletes, and then people wanted to be youtubers and twitch streamers. Well, the latest things, everyone wants to be an nft star. Now there's not that much room. There is not. You know, only a few people can be a stars and make the big money, and everybody else that thinks it's the Oh, all I have to do is get discovered it. I don't think it's quite that easy. I think a lot of other influences have to come into play at exactly the same time. But obviously one of those things is persistent. So if you're not there the moment the other influence is coming to play, well, you're fucked. So if you're an artist into NFT's, by all means you should keep going, because I know I am. I'm just not spending my life on twitter talking about it. I don't think everything you do has to be talked about. You can do some things that you just don't talk about on the Internet, right, like your work, your projects, things...

...like that. We're anything. What you just bought, what just date? Who Cares? Oh, but it builds community. Yeah, but so does doing those things in real life. Yeah, I don't don't need to bag on social media. I don't think it's bad inherently. I think what people claim is the is the bad or the results of social media is actually the results of not doing the other things in life. Like if you still go out and have fun, go to picnics or whatever the fuck you do, go and meet your friends at bars and go Dann seeing and play pickleball, joined Sports Leagues, go to Church. If you're at church, person like do those things too. Don't just be on social media. If you're only on the Internet, only shopping on Amazon and Ebay and then going back over to facebook and twitter and instagram and just that's your holy day old daily schedule. That's that's just nuts. And of course I'm trying not to have my life as much nuts. So I'm making a conscious effort to do more things outside and with real people now that covid is kind of diminished, and that means I'm yeah, I'm just working on things away from the keyboard, frankly. So, yeah, I mean because I do. I share tons about my life, obviously on a podcast, but oh my God, like not nearly as much as the rest of my life. Can you imagine? Like it just literally like a tip, not literally, but the tip of an iceberg. What I share on a podcast is just the things I think people might find interesting and help them think differently about the world and themselves, whereas the other things I think about, no, I can't talk about things I think about for real for the rest of my life. Oh my gosh, let alone. Just you know, daytoday, routine boarding stuff like this is boring enough. Is just Monday and I'm just talking about talking about stuff. I feel like sometimes, but I can talk. So to get back to it, let me. Let's recap about what we've been up to. So we had the NFT artist. That's fun. I like encouraging people to do art. It's a great outlet have hobbies. But one of my longstanding kind...

...of philosophies is that you don't have to turn your hobby into fucking money. Just relax and have fun. Hobbies cost money. Spent a little money and have a hobby. If it's NFT's cool, if it's designing and FD's cool. Design them and try to sell them, but you know that's the hobby you don't. Don't get upset if you don't make money, because making money should not be the goal of a fun hobby. Same goes for podcasting. Man, there's so many podcast to tell you how to podcast. It's pretty easy to figure out how to podcast. It's a lot harder to figure out what to talk about or even how to talk, but with practice you'll get good at all of those things. Making money at a podcasts know why. I mean. Don't start a podcast just to make money. That's like starting a band just to make money or creating an nft just to make money. There needs to be effort in your art, in your creation, otherwise they just won't be value and it they'll be monetary value sometimes. But is that all? You just worried about money? I mean that that's a whole different conversation. If you just worried about money in life, this is not the podcast for you at all, because we talked about hobbies and art and mental health and things like that. So money is secondary at best. So have a hobby, have fun. And so the talking thing. Remember, we talked about I was going to do voiceover. So I not going to do long form voiceovers for their mention the reasons I had mentioned. Manly sitting in a closet for too long, or even any kind of space for more than a fucking hour. Really long form audio books, you are sitting there for hours until you're done, you know, basically reading a page after page after page, and it's not for me. Short form commercials and things like that, so I've been hitting up the local ad agencies and people that do the hiring for that moving forward. They're awesome. See good on my checklist here. Whatever I've been talking to, I feel like I talked to you,...

...like I talked to my friends, but I sometimes forget what I updated each friend about and I always fear like I'm going to repeat myself and sound like a senile old person. So we had talked about voice acting and starting a nonprofit revolving around drums. So those things are all still moving forward. They take time when you're poor, not poor poor, but I mean my job doesn't pay much more than the bills. It's one of those kind of month to month situations right now. So when you have to save up for things like trademarks and stuff like that, it literally takes months. You have to wait. So the progress is slow going, but you know persistence will pay off and I'm moving forward on the nonprofit, on the drum thing, of which, again, they don't need to move to a place that I can actually play a full real set of drums or rent a place or, you know, have money to rent a place. The idea will not really work that well with electric drums. I have some of those and maybe I'll just start playing just to quote unquote, start building a community. But anyway, yeah, so the voice acting stuff is moving on, moving along, just slowly but sharedly, and the EMO Dojo, Drum Drum Dojo, I guess you call it, Drum Studio, that's moving forward, as well as the nonprofit, because that it's going to be a nonprofit. And then I heard something so pertaining to this show. I keep wondering what I should do with this, because I don't like to keep sharing more and more about myself. Sometimes I just want privacy. And then what am I going to not have a podcast for three months because I don't feel like I don't have anything that I want to share? That would be dumb. But I noticed since I started this podcast years ago, two thousand sixteen, because I couldn't find any cool podcast about mental health. Well, now there are a whole bunch. There's a whole bunch of people doing the same kind of thing. I'm sure of it. I don't listen to him because, well, I don't listen to my own podcast either. I listened to different podcast. Anyway, there's tons of other mental health podcast and I think m like I said, there's...

...also podcast to tell you about podcasting. While I was listening to this dude, Tanner Tanner Campbell, he has a good podcast called podcasting sucks, and they brought up a really good point, like and I don't know, they don't specifically Keya and on it, but I sure did. When you listen to a podcast, do you like listening to a single person podcast or multiple people, and meaning, do you like to hear one person, just like me, just talk? That's odd to me, or would you prefer to hear two people are more having a conversation, like you're a fly on the wall, because those are the kind I like to listen to. Now, when I look at my download statistics for this particular show, the ones where I talk by myself get more downloads. I find that really weird. I think you're weird for listening to a person like me to talk by myself, but I love you for it. You know I love you for it. And so anyway, I just if you have the gumption to let me know some way and social media, send me an email. John at Emo Dojocom and let me know. Do you like single person shows or two person shows? And the reason I ask is because I think I would like to turn Emo Dojo into a two person show for the next season, in that each show I interview another mental health podcaster. So I think that would help in many ways. For one, I could help promote them, so you would have more interesting things to listen to and different perspectives to hear. It would provide a steady flow of guests because there's, like I said, there's tons of mental health podcast now. Oh and they're also podcasters, so the chances are really high that they have good Mike, good Internet connection and the show will sound, you know, audibly pleasant. So for those three reasons alone, I think that's what I'm going to attempt, unless I get any pushback, but we'll see. Maybe it's because when I'm alone and I have single,...

...single person episodes, I'm talking about mental health. So maybe that's why you guys like those episodes, Barn, because I admit a lot of times I'll talk to anybody who will come on the show and many times those guests aren't talking about mental health. They're just talking about whatever they do. And I can see if you tuned into a mental health podcast and they're just talking about, you know whatever. No offense to any guests, but maybe the maybe you're listening the mental health podcast for mental health reasons. Wow, go figure. So anyway, that's where I'll try. If I don't hear any pushback, I'm going to go with that route. I'll change EMO DOJA for I guess there's called this season four, season five, and we'll let it rip with multiple two people shows, me plus a guest, and the guests will have their own mental health podcast and maybe kind of build a quote unquote community of Mental Health podcasters that start to recur on each other's shows so that we can continue to make mental mainstream so people stop saying, Oh, I have mental health. That's how fucking stigmatize a stigmatize. The word mental is. If you put it next to the word health, people think you're sick. Nah, people, you've got mental illness. Mental Health is the thing you want. So onward we march, making mental mainstream. All Right, so you've probably heard many podcasts in this stream where I use music without permission, which is cool. I like it. But at one point I had an entirely different podcast called signal jams, and it was on anchor and it was just US talking about music. Well, one day anchor just deleted the whole fucking show with no recourse. They would respond or anything to emails. Nothing. So fuck anchor. I was pissed at him for a long time. But now anchor and spotify. Anchor, the podcasting platform, is owned by spotify, so they're together there in cahoots their one company. spotify now...

...lets you do a podcast format called music plus talk. So you get me talking, for example, talk, talk, doc, and then you get to play a song and you can play as many songs as you want, so long as they're from the songs in spotify as catalog, and I presume that the artist gets paid for that play and so forth. So what's really cool? Now I'm going to start another podcast, like my actual fun hobby, where this one will be a hobby where I help other people spread the word about mental health. My True Passion is music. So I'm going to have a blast. I'm starting a new podcast over on spotify called music talk now. I was going to call it music talk daily, but that was a lot of pressure. I'm not sure I can put out a daily episode. And what is daily? Every fucking day, seven days a week. That's too much. But I do plan to do multiple episodes per week. So look for it over on twitter right now. You can just start tracking us. there. You music talk now. That'll be the show. It'll be a blast and actually I'm going to host it as me, like as John Emotions, and if people ask what the fuck is your name all about, I'm going to remind them about this podcast so that they can know that emo do joe exists and that we've been trying to make mental mainstream for years. But that should be a blast. So I'm going to go over there and do that first kind of pilot episode after I'm done here this. We have different themes for different podcast, for different episodes there on music talk now. This one is called best show ever, where I'm going to talk about the best show ever July thirteen, one thousand nine hundred and eighty four at the stone in San Francisco, so that's going to be cool. I'll be able to include entire songs from all the bands that played that night and tell a little stories in between each song. Other topics will be like emotions. I'll have one episode that's just sad and I'll expect, you know, play...

...several songs that make me super sad and maybe another to balance it out that just songs that make me happy. To that end, guests, yourself included or welcome, to come on and talk with me about your favorite songs, your favorite artist and explain, you know, why we put these songs together. There's a gentleman coming up on the show who has his own Bruce Springsteen podcast and you know we'll find out. We'll have him pick four or five of his favorite Bruce springsteen songs and explain to us what make those his favorite Bruce springsteen songs. And even I wants to even cooler, because I don't know how cool Bruce Bruce Springstein guy is. But one of my favorite aspects of the show is there's lots of people with bands who I can contact that have their albums on spotify. So I'm going to talk with Tony and Johnny my dudes from Sacramento, the band restrained. We're going to have them on an episode of music talk now coming up shortly. That'll be fun to because I'll actually get to talk to the artist about the songs that they created and listen to their songs in their entirety. I won't get to interrupt them at all. It's the way spotify plus music plus talks work. Just gotta let the song play and then you can talk again. So it's all going to be a blast and I hope you come around and check it out. So that's all I have for today. Like I've just been laying loan stand out of trouble, trying not to get too caught up into bad news all around us, just staying out of the way as they stay all right. recapping from the top, I wish the NFT artist the best and if you choose to get into the nft world, just realize it's like the music business, athletic business, Youtube business. It's all the same thing. It's just really hard to get into and make money. Not a big deal. Don't give up. Just that's if you're going to do it. That's what you're getting yourself into. Also moving forward with the nonprofit EMO Dojo, will eventually be a nonprofit, a nonprofit drum studio. Yes, I love that idea. In real life, going to be working in local voiceover stuff, TV commercials...

...and things like that for car dealerships, fun stuff. You won't know it. I'm not sure I'll be able to get permission to play it for you, but probably as should be a blast. Stay tuned for that. This podcasts going to be looking for other mental health podcasters to be guests. So if you know if any, or you are one, by all means hit me up. You're totally welcome to come on. We'll have a blast making mental mainstream and in the next couple of days check on spotify for my new podcast, music talk. Now got it cool? All Right, see that's talk for like twenty minutes, just talking, talking, but it's still weird that, hmm, you would listen to somebody talk that long. And now back to the wall.

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