Emo Dojo
Emo Dojo

Episode 124 · 2 months ago

Featuring Entertainment Podcaster "Chris B. on The Web"

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

John Emotions talks with podcaster Chris B. about the art and hobby of podcasting, Power Rangers, his local podcasters network, and how we manage our emotions. Visit Chris online at ChrisBontheweb.com Visit John online at JohnEmotions.comOn Twitter @johnemotions and @emodojolive 

Hey, what's up friends, it's johnny emotions. Welcome back to Emo Dojo. Today's guest is Chris be on the web. That's a bee is in base. So check out Chris be on the webcom right now if you want to go see what he's all about while we have our conversation. I just want to bring that up because every time I say it out loud it still sounds like crispy Chris be on the Web, like he's fried chicken. He's not fried chicken. He's an entertainer. We talk all kinds of great things about the hobby and the art of podcasting. We cover some power rangers, a lot of things about the power rangers. I did not know one of his podcast is about power rangers and a dug a little deeper into that, and then we also talked about how to manage your emotions in general, but especially as people that are trying to create podcast I think it's a great conversation. I'd appreciate you sticking around listening to it. Yeah, Chris also mentioned his crew. One of the guys in his crew's name is Larry So. Somewhere embedded in this episode is the lost Beastie Boys Song, the Larry Routine. Listen for that. I think you like it. So yeah, man, let's jump into it. Remember to follow and leave a review. Welcome to the EMO Dojo. Thanks for coming on, Chris. Now, prown, thank you for having me. We're going to talk about so Chris is a entertainment man. He's got several podcast out right now and, as any podcaster knows, that's a lot of works. Are Going to talk about how he prioritizes them, how he chooses his topics and how he gets down to the work of actually making his podcast. Is that cool with you, Chris? That sounds good. Yeah, fantastic. Tell us a little bit about yourself up till now and how you got into podcasting. I am Chris from can't on Hereio, Canada, the Great White North as most of you call it down there. Yeah, Canada, A. I am thirty six, I'm going to be thirty seven and decever. Scary, I'm almost the big four. Oh, Whoa, hold it down. Nice. Okay, congrats, you made it. Thank you. And actually, I was a originally, I got what I was a youtuber. What time? Wow, yeah, two thousand and eight until two thousand and sixteen. What did you youtube about back in the day? I actually had a bunch of web series. At most notable theories the entertainment man podcast, which is an expiation. It's one of the inspirations behind entertainment man podcast. Is that original web series I had on Youtube which is still launching on there. If you search the entertainment man talk show on Youtube, it's still help there. Oh Yeah, and let's tell the listener what your podcast. I mean, not your podcast, but your website is. My website is crispy on the webcom. I've had it, think, a good at least a good five sixty ears. Now what the domain? It's entertainment website. Originally it was just me, but then I kind of opened it up to my friends amy and Larry and I have another gentleman that's helping me with creating management related stuff. So He's helps me out behind the scenes and helping help with the email responses and all that. So the great team. I have a great team, I think. I thought so too when I look through your stuff and for the listener it's Chris B as in boy. Yes, so go check that out. And so I think a lot of times when we do a podcast because they're listening, they have their hands and their eyes free. So sometimes podcast listeners like to go jump out and look at your website right now. So I hope that they would do that. Go check that out. So you got it to what was your web series on Youtube about? What do you talk about? Different various topics, like I do with entertainment man podcasts. Did various locations here in the rite and my region here, my city, the city surrounding area. I think we were to Toronto, I think for one episode or Nod Toronto, but I did Toronto, spectral and Toronto for the bringing the series back. I did different locations and it was a lot of fun. Yeah, a lot of fun. It sounds like fun. We did a lot of cooking to we had a couple cooking episodes and learned a lot of lot. Season Two was probably the one of the most wildest seasons that we've done ever. Just those like forty two episodes and a year from the temper to June. Forty two episodes. What that's amazing. That's a lot of hard work, but it sounds like you're having a lot of fun, are you? Oh Yeah, I've had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it ended in two thousand and six two thousand and fifteen. Sorry, we're on hiatus, and the end up towards the mid June. We're on hiatus and then actually got canceled and you end of June of two thousand and sixteen, and that was when I saw I know what I need to move away...

...from Youtube for a while and I'm slowly coming back. I have one of my other no network shows. She has it on my website and we're also on Youtube for that too, so that's kind of cool and making a come back a little bit. Yeah. No, I like that because I think as a creative person we go through seasons, maybe not actually like summer winter, but I mean they're long, like years long, and sometimes when one project comes to an end, it's just it's kind of a natural conclusion, not to ment like it's closed forever, but so it's really nice they could come back around because Youtube, the nature of Youtube and its audience tends to change over the years. So I think that's exciting for you. Congrats, man, that's great. Thank you. Yeah, and I think in two thousand and sixteen my mental health was just deteriorated. It was I was done. I was just like I'm done with this, I need to walk away because my mental health. I've I've had the police spits it the House here so many times in the over the course of the couple years that I was dealing with all my mental health and it's because of all the stress having to deal with Youtube and a team and it just, you know, yeah, people quitting though, like there's a lot of work. When why would the police come to your house? We just get super stressful. Or was it more depression oriented? What happened? It was more I think it was bit of mental health. It was a lot of dress and kind of just like losing and as well. Yeah, because I've there have been times where I feel like I'm losing it, like almost in a psychotic rage. I'm not psychotic, but you know, the kind of losing it that way, and sometimes I've been just been so depressed. I didn't want to live so ill. Throughout my life as a child and whatnot. I've had police come to my house for various reasons like that. I'm almost sarious because it's never fun to have police come to your house. It isn't. And there's been newber what one time I I scratched the heck out of my hand. I was like red and bloodied everything. They had the the paramedics, look at my hand and bounders me up is and they you want to go to the hospital? I know, but right I knew it. I should have done it. I should have because I knew I wasn't in the right state of mind at that time. But yeah, that's interesting that you're aware enough that you knew you weren't in the right state of mind. So I appreciate that you had that clarity, man, and thanks for acknowledging your mental health struggles to that's really brave, especially because we're on a podcast me and doesn't really matter not too many people listen, but it's still a millions of people could possibly listen. So I think it's brave. It is even now as a podcaster, I still have my moments. Like a few Sundays back, I just I was on skype with my with amy, who is the host of her rip survivor podcast. Yeah, this was probably prior before her podcast was a thing, and I just I lost it. I like got so mad. I kind of starry with that. What happened? What did you do. I turn out the camera. She thought I hung up. I did it, but then she can hear me. I was punching the the fridge and I got like a big black myth on my hand. I bruise my hand pretty bad and throwing stuff around in the studio. I just got so frustrated with the technical issue that we were having. Yeah, oh my goodness, so bad sometimes. My Buddy and I had been trying to start a music podcast for a while and we had all the pieces lined up and then I think Microsoft updated his laptop and it changed everything. I no longer any of our software will work. His interface didn't work and for this was like for two months and we would try every other weekend and man, I understand the frustrations. I have been a drummer for most of my life, so when I feel like I'm going to hit the fridge or punch a hole in the wall or something, I sit on my drums for about half an hour. But that's but I feel you're pay man, because when I was younger and did not have a drum set, in some cases I would bloody my fist because sometimes you just have enough emotion. You have no way of to express it. I don't want to hurt somebody, but I'm like, I have to get rid of this emotion. Yeah, and my wall of my bed roommates, I'm mass it's just full of holes and that we're going to get that fix. But I'm going to I realize now I'm not going to do that anymore, bro or at least by no. Yeah, buy a mattress or something and put it up against the wall. Save Your Fist, is what I'm saying. I'm not saying punching is bad, but the holes in the wall gap could do without that. But I'm worried about your bones, man. Yeah, well, I broken enough bones in my life. So maybe get a punching bag straight up, just at like a speedbag. And we have one. We have a big punch in bag in the shed, which is not a really dumb place for it to be, but we're gonna find something there. Kind. We can't hang it in the ceiling? No, it's here anymore. Could we have a full finished feeling now here in...

...the studio? So can't really hang it because they'll pull down the tiles and everything else. Yeah, right, so won't find something. I really want to start using it. It might be good just even just do it as an exercise, to just, yeah, like a half an hour of it every day and just get aggression out. That's it, man. Just get it out, because it's a lot like podcasting. That says, I don't have I don't need to podcast. I just podcast because I have to get it out of my mouth right and I think it's the same way with physical aggression. You just have to get it out, and I don't have the opportunity. I live where the weather changes from like a hundred and five degrees to minus five in a day, seems like. So it's never perfect weather to go out. I need a physical exertion and yeah, so, yeah, take care of yourself, men. Take you every fist that way. But let's move on to something interesting, because you just mentioned your studio there. How are you set up now? What kind of setup do you have, and tell us a little bit about you gear. Okay, so I'll start with the far microphone, which is actually dubbed Larry's microphone. It's Larry Easy, the other one that visits the studio a lot. Let what's up, Larry, Larry's microphone and Larry's chair. Like before, he comes back after we when the things get better here with covid and all that. Yeah, we are open're kind of getting with masks, men, dates and all that, but doesn't matter. But when he gets back I'M gonna have it all side the I'll have the science. That Larry's Mike, nice chair and I got that. I got a Tripod, which, I say, I do a lot of, like live streams on twitter, the facebook group. Yeah, Instagram, so I have a tripod there I can put my phone on and then moving it to the death area. My microphone, actually I'm using today, is a audio technical two thousand and twenty. That condenser microphone. Now there's a great what you saw before I turn on my video that I had a little Mica has all the shows on it. Oh, yeah, I like that. It's perfect for a live streaming. Yeah, at the end I got to boom arms, which makes things so much easier. It's, you know, instead of having a stand in front of you. Got It, you can kind of move around the with the boom arm. Agreed. Yeah, I have a alwer tech camera as a and EP cameras really top of the line. I have a little ring light on it and I have two LG screens there are both the same size and they're on a like a boom arm or like a boom as well. Yeah, and I got one of those things too. I love those things. Yeah, and I also have a bearing each with a too, too old for I think it's called the great, the great mixer. I love it. I love the faders a lot better than the KNOBS, because the knobs you knock things around and all that. Yeah, missing I like sliders myself too. Yeah, and also I have my aster computer, which is old and it of a little late today because I was rebooted the computer and you know how old computers get. They're very slow. But I'm looking to replace that with a nice, good, powerful gaming computer so I could do some gaming on the side as well. So there you go. There you go. Do do you work? Are you have you work through covid like? How do you save and Budget for your podcast? I've saved a lot, like, I've saved a lot of money, like I said, over the pandemic, I've been saving. I'm by to get a new computer. Right. I've actually saved up a bunch of money now, so for the with a new computer. So about four thousand. I've say those pretty good. Wow, that kind of computer you're going to get. That's little buy, a pretty beefy computer. It's going to be a custom build actually, so it's got a well midt hear kind of. It's going to be kind of a mid tier equipment or a parked in there. So it's going to be really good. It's gonna be really good, huge. Sound like a gaming Geek like my kids. Are you straight up? Damn, yeah, because I don't know many people that build their own pcs and speck out the parts like that, except gamers. That's awesome. Yeah, I'm going to get kind of the computer to build it. I've already got the bit of a what do you call that estimate on how much it's going to cost, let's say so. I just got to save up a little bit more. About another kate. I want to get a third screen here an animal. Dude, that's a lot of computer. I can't wait to see that. That's amazing. Yeah, I'll I'll be posting up pictures and that's going to be I had to get another arm too, so that's going to be a couple hundred dollars gone too. But yeah, yeah, eventually. Eventually I'll get it all set up. Hey, this is a discussion I've had with people before and it's kind of interesting to me. So a lot of in the podcasting social media sphere they talk about monetizing your podcast and personally, I like podcasting for fun. I'm not trying to make money. I want to be able to curse if I want to curse, or like copyrighted music if I want, you...

...know, all those kind of things. What is your stance on doing podcasting for work, as you know, source of income, versus doing it for fun as a hobby the make? It's great to make money and any sure wants to make money, you know, like that's a big thing, but you know, I do it for fun. I do make revenue off crispy on the Webcom but I don't make anything off of any of the podcasts right now. I do it for the fun of it. I think it's just, you know, it's hard to get money, it's hard to earn you know, you got it. Yep, it's really hard to find a way to monetize your you know, podcasts, for example. I was that you stitcher program originally and that you get so much like ten bucks per subscription or whatever. Yeah, you know, like, but it's hard to you really have to push to get that monetization, to get that money. It's just it's not easy. Even earning money on my site is not easy as well. You know. Yeah, I mean, Oh, I know what you mean. That's why I ask people, because I found over the first couple of years of podcasting that I was putting in so much time with so little results on the social media and the promotion and all that other garbage, and I'm like, you know, and then I added it up, I'm like, well, I'm trying to make pennies, I'm spending dollars and my time is worth a lot to me. So I was spending a lot of my resources trying to earn pennies and it really changed when I pulled back and realized I just like talking on a mic for fun, so I don't not trying to make money and basically I've had the gear for a while so I don't have to spend much on gear. So Yeah, I'm definitely count myself as a hobbyist and I'm kind of always looking for other hobbyists that are willing to just say yeah, we're obbyists. We're not trying to make a bunch of money. I mean the sole purpose of this podcast is not to make money. But to your point, for sure, if somebody says, Hey, we like whatever weird stuff you're talking about, will pay you, then yeah, I'm going to open up my wallet and say, put it right here. Yeah, exactly, and I guess I would say the podcast within my network is pretty well hobbyist right now. That's great. So you get, I know, youtube out have like so many thousands of hours of you know. Well, yeah, I mean, let me subscribers and you know, audio me it's a lot difficult, more difficult to earn as well, because I know if that it's really, really, really difficult earn through the audio only. You know, there's so many different ways. It's just, you know, it's probably this better too. I probably highly recommend started out as a hobbyist, you know, take it from there and see how you do. Learn to have fun with it. Exactly. That's what I've done over the years. I've been I've done several different podcasts and you know, I just did it for the heck of it, for the fun, for the love of you know, entertaining, I guess. Yeah, just be on the web. That's why. Right. So, yeah, it kind of reminds me of when I was younger. I played in rock bands. Right, we weren't right. Nobody formed a rock band in the garage because we're trying to monetize. That would be dumb. We would be laughed out of town. You know. We formed the rock band because we had noam nothing better to do. We like playing instruments that we learned in school band and it was for five people at any given time, maybe three, whatever, and that was what we'd call on podcasting network now. Well, that was just the band back then. And if you play do it long enough, you might actually get good and then people might pay you. And I think it's very much the same way and podcasting. If you keep doing it because you love it, with the same people and change things, tweak things and, you know, you mix stuff because if you like it, you can keep going forever until you get good and then people will pay you. Exactly. One of my one of my collaborations with Larry and him and I've been doing our collab for almost four years because we love it, because we love it, we were getting good with. We's all from it and we're getting good feedback from it. That's the kind of the criteria I kind of go through with. Do they do the fans love it too? Are they going to listen to it right right? Yeah, are they keep coming back? And will they engage you on social media where they talk to you and facebook and ask you questions while you live stream? If that's happened and then, excuse me, then you're halfway there. I mean that's most of life, is just interacting and having fun and and laughing with people. Exactly, and it's amazing when you think of it. You do your first year and your second year, it's just like so many years. They're like wow, I've done it this long too, because people are loving it right and listen to I mean your mic sounds great, your studio sounds great, your presentation, your ability to speak in full sentences, it's all lockdown. You know what you're doing. So now it's just a matter of having fun with your friends until someone else discovers it, I think exactly. Yeah, and I G...

I don't think anybody really can tell I have autism either. It's really hard to tell. Let's you see. You witness me, you know, freaking out, then yeah, then you know something is not with me. But I'm gonna say I would say that that's funny, but because I have autistic friends and I'm close with them. But I don't want to offend you because I'm not that close with you to say that that's funny. But yes, I'm fully aware of autistic outburst, especially when gaming. NOPE, yeah, I'm I can't tell you how many controllers lost. Oh, I've raced before. Man, you're awesome dude. So let's talk about I noticed something odd that I just wanted to talk about. Seem like a nice fun thing to digress about. Let's talk about power rangers. HMM, because you had, or at least several episodes. I'm not sure a whole power Rangers podcast, but you definitely done episodes on the power rangers with your network buddies, right. Yeah, twenty episodes so far. That, wait, that's amazing. What we're going to say? Sorry, were I'm currently actually working on season eighteen and nineteen, which is Samurai, Super Samurai, which is funny. I'm saying that cause I'm looking down at my desk and I get all the papers all laid out all over the place and my test. Great. How Oh, for the power ranger stuff, that's awesome. Yeah, that's great. WHO, historically, do you have a certain period of power rangers that you like? I'm not like. I know there's like I'm a star Wars Fan, so I know that how that field of research works. But in power Rangers Lore, are there fans and detractors from different periods of this power rangers franchise? I think so. Yeah, this like, for example, I think there's like you have like your Austin think John Fans. You have your weight. WHO's that? Hope slow down, because I'm kind of up on power rangers, but I think I'll be a good translator for the audience. So Austin St John, who? Which? which color was he? He was the original Red Ranger. Okay, right, right to the Brown haired guy. Yeah, the Chisel jaw kind of look, I think. So, yeah, okay, okay, remember that guy. And then Jason David Frank, AKA JDF. He played the Green Ranger and the White Ranger, red and block, I think, if remember all the colors. Yep, properly, but he's a your there the longest of you know, any of them. Wait, and he jumped through colors. He was different color Rangers. Yep, what green? I can't remember. Some part in the term, some fuckery with the green and the right. I'm like, what's going on here? But you said he's also the blue too. No, red and black. Wow, so, so green. He lost his powers and in door don and Alpha made him into the White Ranger. They all the rangers power coins were destroyed till he lost his white power, White Ranger power, along with everyone else. Is then he takes you into Zo. He was a red ranger, right, you have a red ranger for turbol and then he left for I don't know how many seasons later. That's my ear right there. Power Rangers, Turbo. That's my jam. Yeah, and he came back in the know thunder, which is probably one of my favorite Disney era favorites. I could tell you that that's one of my favorite for the Disney era as the you know, thunder is one of my favorite. I just love the he came back. It was gonna really cool in a way to you know that see him again. It kind of brings back to instalgic. Oh, yeah, people love Nostalgia. That works well in the wrestling arena to yeah, ACTU's Best I can so far. I could say for Samurai. I've seen bulk on there, one of the bullies for the original. I think, Oh yeah, I little that guy. I see him in random movies sometimes. Still. Oh really, yeah, I know, use other movies. Yeah, I have. I follow him on Instagram. He's a cool guy. Yeah, I like both. I can't remember the skinnier ones name of the other Bullo, but Paul sheer played bulk and forget the other one's name. He played skull. Yeah, those guys were great. That's this. Yeah, great sidekicks on that show. So you said Disney era. So what would you call the era before that? Just like the Saban era. It's about. Yeah, it's a bon era, Disney era, s Bonn Neo era, which is what I'm on now. Okay, and and in I think, forget who it was. A has bro. No, was possibly what that sounds pass Bro. Yeah, there was another one after that. I forget who it was exactly, but then it now it's has bro at this point. Wow, okay, toy company and altered ultimately ends up owning the franchise. Yeah, and that's I what I heard thirty season is actually going to be there, saying that might be the last season. So which kind of puts me in a panic. You don't know it's but I have some off we have one off podcast sitting...

...in my in my paper, I'm a thing of paper on my desk here. We have right, not it's in my folder, my drawer, M and we have a bunch of different one off podcast that we want to do. We're want to talk about different things pertaining to all the seasons. So it's really cool that we're got something to do after to yeah, yeah, it's almost like the aftershows from game of thrones or walking dead. I mean, you've got plenty of to talk about. Yes, so I got about, I guess, about twelve more episode seasons to do. Then we'll be fully caught up. So, but we're we re signed a agreement, contract that we would do into twenty two January, two thousand and twenty four. So who did you send birds to sign an agreement with each other? Yeah, you guys are awesome. It's like a band agreement. That is next level. Yeah, Twenty January, Twenty January first and two thousand and twenty four is when it expires and then that's going to be okay. We're we got to sign it again for another year. Real like depends. Okay, let me clarify this for the listener. You had your team commit, by way of a written agreement, that we're going to do this podcast until then. Is that clear? Yes, wow, claire, who brought that up? Whose idea was that? Yours? That was mine. You're the man in charge, so you thought. I'm then the executive boots, producer and hope. So you just gonna do it. you go out there and do it. You Got I'm making a contract. We're going to Freakin do it and you guys are going to stick to it. You can't break the contract. Yeah, we've had a bit of issue's previous to that. So like, okay, maybe we need to just make a contract and kind of Greek, because I was on a fans of quitting to Ih. Okay, out. That's smart. I wanted out. So I should do that, because I'm very emotional and very reactive and people make me mad and I react and do stuff and, Oh yeah, and Oh, Larry, and I've blocked a year. I guess a year ago I blocked Larry for two weeks facebook, like. Okay, I'm gone. I'll talk to you two weeks. So that's funny. That's a I got a buddy. We don't block each other because we're not really on social media, but we probably would sometimes my buddy garry. That is funny. He'll let's talk more about your crew. This is really interesting. So I love the name Larry. Have you heard the song called the Larry routine from the Beastie Boys? I don't think so. I thought check that out. Don't worry, I'm going to stick it in this episode for Larry. So when Larry listens he'll hear this great song called the Larry Routine, in which every everybody in the beastie boys changes they name to Larry. This route. Thanks. A lot of people may remember this routine. Babies, babies. That's cool. It is funny. So and then you mentioned amy, who has a podcast of her own and she's part of your network. Yes, she does. Survivor, is this okay that we talked about them as well? I mean it sounds I want to promote your show and the network and kind of strengthened all. That's really fast. I'm sure they'll love the extra promotion out there too. Yeah, yeah, so what does what's amy show about? SURRIVOR? I think right, yeah, let's Hev show. Yeah, the real least three worth of that. I was listening to a little bit of her show too earlier. What I was on it? Actually not this week, but last week. Got You. I made an appearance on it. And you guys talk about the reality show survivor. You have a different survivor in Canada. Right, we don't have one here in Canada. Actually, do watch American survivor? Yeah, okay, yeah, we watched the American. I guess gotten into the Australian a little bit. Oh, neat, how do you watch Austulian survivor? Yeah, I started watching because of Sandra Queen. Sandra, forgot her last name was, but she won twice on the American survivor and you know, I started watching because of her and her and her daughter was on the Australian. They okay, cool, I'm going to get back to it one of these days soon too, watch the whole season. Yeah, but what, Um, how do you get Australian survivor in Canada? On the Internet, just like a through youtube or something? Yeah, I look it up. So that's a really cool like idea for a podcast to yeah, she gonna talk of some. I talked her into some of the Australian one down the road. Baby. That could be something on the one off, on the offseason of the regular too. So but she just started actually and she's doing very fat. She doing fantastic. I could say that. I love that. How did you all come together? I've mentioned. You mentioned earlier that Larry Lives close in that he'll be coming over after covid settles down.

So that's cool. You guys live together. Amy Lives close together by you guys. Okay, so Larry's one town all over and amy's actually forty five minutes north of me and Peterborough Ontario. So Oh yeah, up there. Yeah, that's nice that you're all I mean you could see each other if you wanted to and and you and Larry are actually close. How did you all meet originally? How'd you in the network come together? Through PODCASTING, social media? Okay, so Larry and I are old college Buddz. Actually we wait to college together in the community integration for Ol Cooperative Education program at our college here. That's great. Glad you guys. I met. I've known him for almost twelve years now. Yeah, wow, and amy was actually a member of my old team, the video project team, way back in the day, back in two thousand and nine until thorry, two thousand and eight, until two thousand and ten. She was part of that team as my assistant. Nice. I'm glad all those things work out. That's great. It's almost like you have a virtual band and you just keep creating exactly. Yeah, yeah, we a mean I just reconnected actually in the last couple of months. We Sare we really reconnecting with each other, and it was good. It's good to reconnect with old friends. Yeah, it is, especially when the world is always in turmoil. Let mean it's it goes from pandemic to World War three, it seems like, in a heartbeat nowadays, and it's so hard to just live through a screen. So it's nice to see somebody with a familiar face, even if it's on a zoom call. Yeah, amy and I actually got together a couple weeks ago. About a month ago we got together. Oh, fantastic, even better. That's so. It's kind of Nice. Yeah, gimmy big, great, big hug when she when she got here. It was really nice. You guys hadn't seen each other for a couple of years since the pandemic started, probably right. Yeah exactly. Yeah, it was a it was a while. So it's nice to know get back together and it's kind of like after a band break or, yeah, band break up, or been reunion. I get like its class reunion, or hadn't seen your grandma and a couple of years because you move far away or something like that. I can imagine for sure. Yeah, exactly. And Jim, I've known Mike, Meaning Manager. I've known him on and off since the video product team. He used to be involved with the chat rooms that I used to have with with the video projects team, so he was helping out with that as well. So, oh, that's I know him well. Yeah, it's important to have somebody good that can keep your community moving, like keep some activity in there, because podcasting itself, the editing, the scheduling and all those things, the talking, takes a lot of time and often I'm not into social media when I'm done podcasting. So yeah, try to automate a lot of it, but it's nice to have a person to do it. Yeah, exactly, and he at you runs the the help chat. That's on the contact page of crispy on the webtcom. So it's like it's like a live, twenty four hour seven help chat. Well, sleeping then sure, people have to use the email system temper for that time because there will be nobody there to answer it. But you know, it's nice to have it an alternate. You know, there's always somebody did yeah, yeah, oh, he's always in there. He's three hours behind me. So it's like God, so the overleast like what is that called? Pacific Standard Time? Oh, yeah, Nice. Yeah, that's where my buddies arms on the wesket yeah. Yeah, so we got east coast and West Coast represented here, all team care of everybody in between. That's awesome. It is. What do you do for hobbies, man? Do you listen to music or do you go out to movies? I mean clearly you go to movies, but you go to do are you a fan of music? I love music. I'm a big ACDC Fan, John Von, John Bon Jovi, Arrowsmith, I love the the rock and roll. Yeah, I love the older stuff, Bob Seeger, I'm into the older stuff as well. My parents. Yeah, my parents group. I pretty well grew up with it because my parents, so it's like I kind of got a bit of appreciation for that music. That's fantastic. I love that, dude, because that's what I listened to. I grew up listening to the hard rock and medium rock like juror knee and foreigner and stuff like that too. I love those two. Yeah, you made Bob Seker. Dude. I hadn't heard that name it for a while. I'm going to go have to listen to some Bob Seeker after we get downe here. That's definitely old time rock and roll. Up, first time I her ever heard that song. Was It my bowling banquet? That's what when I still bowling on the Special Olympics team, I was the use of play at the banquet and we were always dancing and having a good time. Sure, what's your do? What's your average like? What's your heights? What's your high game? Oh, two hundred and two thousand...

...and eight. I think it is nice, cool, cool. I don't think I've broken it yet. What's up? Do you have average? Have you been bowling in a while? Oh, I think it was about one for one thirty something or one forty something. That's right, right, that's that's a that's a good average too, for sure. Gie. I almost paid the provincials once. I most went provincials with bowling and also baseball to I play softball for many years. provincials would be the equivalent of a State Championship in the states here. Yes, and yes, wow, that's big time, dude. Good for you. Yeah, you still go out to bowl. Yeah, the baseball, I had to quit because of my knee. So I got injured during a practice. I guess the picture through. The ball hit me in the knee cap, kind of shit in my whole knee. Yeah, my knee cap all around as like okay, and I end up just knocked at loose in there. Huh. Yeah, I had to go for phisiold to fix it. Dang well, I'm glad you're better, but bowlings pretty cool. I could imagine you rocking out to Bob Seegers oldtime rock and roll at the Bowling Alley when it came on. Oh, definitely, that's great. I'm both for fun now. So I go out with my parents and friends. I go bowl even with my knees and nephew. I'm a proud uncle. So, oh, that's awesome. How young are the kids? Their fraternal twins, boy and a girl, probably Nathan. Really they're going to be? They're going to be eleven this year. Oh, they're like almost troublemaker age. That's great. Yeah, they're going to make twenty six, there would be eleven nice. That's really being that they're twins to yeah, they they do sound like siblings at time. They argue with each other and like okay, I got it. Sometimes I have to step in the middle of them and break it up when they're arguing with each other. Oh yeah, but it's too much. Sometimes it's interesting heat seeing other people argue. It makes you reflect on how you might sound when you're argue with I always think exactly, yeah, yeah, it's good for you. Exactly. What about it? I hate you guys. Got Pets around there? No, we used to. We had a budge name all of her. He died when I was fourteen, though. Oh that was a minute ago. I don't have pets at the moment either. I feed the birds outdoors so I can see the birds, but I don't have any indoors that I'm responsible for. I like it that yeah, most of the time. HMM. What's up? What you're living situation like? Do you live in a the city or the country, suburbs? I live in the city. said it's I don't know, about three hundred. I think a hundred and something thousand. That my town is or my city is at the city sure, I'm kind of on the cuff of my town and then the next town over, so I'm kind of near the border line. The border there was was the next town over. What two towns we are they called Oshuwa and Curtis. Cool, that's interesting. I think people like to look stuff up, because I'm always curious, like where's this guy calling from? And look it up on Google Earth. Yeah, tonight, like that's where Chris is. I'm still with my parents. I'd say to stay just that. They're getting older now and that's like, you know, I want to help them as much as I can. So, Oh, yeah, I'm the same way, but mine with them. My mom won't have it. I want to, like I want to help them, but the like Nope, stay away from us, like we like our peace. We're fine, will die alone. So cool. Yeah, they appreciate my help, though. I could imagine. Yeah, my buddy did the same thing. My Buddy on the my podcasting buddy Gary, helped his parents in the still helps them. Yeah, it's a good it weren't so well. It's kind of like, I don't know, almost a primal thing. You know. How did we treat each other when we lived in caves? I'm sure we lived with our parents until they were old, old. HMM. Yeah, I'll be. I'll be probably either still in the house here or I'll be an apartment setting perhaps, but I don't know what I'm doing yet. So, yes, a little later on, no pressure, no those life, just live life. Right now, exactly, enjoying myself. I can enjoy my time with my parents. Do So. Yeah, now, that's an excellent message to put out there, though. Spend some time with your parents. I'm in a while. You're doing a lot of that with my dirt, with covid everything, I've been doing a lot of spending time with them. So are you driving it, Maddie, or they driving? Are you any is anybody driving each other crazy? Yet both of us are all that. They're dring each other crazy. That's wild. Yeah, how about that? Your parents get along something. Your parents are still married after all these years. Yeah, YEP, they're going to be forty nine years of August four or be forty nine years married. Wow, congrats to crispy's parents. Yeah, that'd be fifty next yeah, I want to do so. I told my mom, I said I want to do something special for you guys,...

...and they okay, okay, okay. What do you do? You date? No, not right now. I'm not. I was my fore word. That's like me. I will when someone will date me. That's when I date. My former commune manager and I she was here, I guess a few weeks ago, and she kind of her and I've been kind of on and off a little bit and you know, but you know, she would her and eye dated for a little bit and it just didn't work out and she got kind of ticked off at mean block me on social media. As I okay, whatever, I'm not gonna make a big deal about it. I'm not going to stress over it. Right she's not really reached out to me since it's fine, I just I just let it go. That's right, lots of fish in the sea. Sorry. The reason I brought that up I meant to ask earlier was, excuse me, which was your favorite power ranger chick. Oh, I didn't mean to be crass or rude or vulgar, but that's how my mind thinks. I'm like, I always like the pink one. I thought she was hot. I would say probably that season I'm watching right now, Emily Brittany and burdle, with the actress's name, I think. I think she thought, one of the hottest ones. They're so far interesting. Did you see the movie, the more one with Brian Cranston? Oh, yeah, yeah, that was that was a trocious. Okay, I was wondering what a True Fan Thought of the movie, If that thought was really bad or really good, like as as as a, let's call it a hmm a fan. I'm not a huge fan, but, you know, watcher of power rangers. I was in the middle of it and I'm like, well, it's better than no movie. But it was. It's super great. I thought it was more nostalgia than anything else to me. Yeah, actually, the one thing that was good about the movie, though, was that Jason David Frank, who played Tommy, and also forget the actors that played kimberly. Yeah, and not but amy Joe Johnson. That's it. They've in appearances aunt you in the movie at the end. Yeah, sorry, spoiler. If you haven't seen the movie, I apologize. Oh Yeah, get on it, get off that. Movies been out for a minute. No spoiler alerts. Now the Amy Joe Johnson was in basketball, orgasmo. She was in a south part guys movie, but she really yeah, it was one of those there's either orgasmo about the traveling like a Mormon Bible salesman, or about or basketball, about that fake sport they invented. But yeah, I remember that because they had reference to the kind of broke the fourth wall in the movie. And yes, really bizarre seen. So look, I believe she actually now does. She produces it, directs now, I believe. No kidding. Is that interesting when people that are in the business never leave the business, like some people you could tell like they just probably went off and got a job at the car dealership, and other people they just fade into the into the workings of Hollywood. Yeah, yeah, I actually David Yields is actually going to be doing in eight part series, hopefully getting picked up by Netflix. Now this is it's a work in progress. It's called the quantum continuum. It's kind of like a it's going to be a bit of a reunion between all the old, rich and old, well, to think John and all them. Yeah, another nostalgia play, right. Yeah, Larry and I are playing. I plan on doing that one with Larry too. That's in the works too. All right, Larry, you heard that. Get your get your planning hat on. Yeah, I don't think. I don't think our pockets will ever end. We're there's always going to be something that POPs up, and that's what's good. I can just put in the archive temporarily and it ope them become up right it back on the main piece, right. What kind of stuff do you like now, like what's on your radar for new things? Is there anything new that's coming out that you're like, how that could be a new thing and we could do a podcast on not really. We're doing a lot of like we're going to do a lot of movie podcast. We want to do the home alone's, I think one through four spaceballs. That's a great one. Yeah, love spaceball. They we're going to do something about star wars as well. That the you oft to stay tuned for that one, but nothing really new at this moment. Yeah, kind of it's hard right doing this to all Jeleth all that stuff. So, yeah, that works, though. A lot of people love nostalgia. makes us feel more comfortable than changing or thinking of new stuff. And a lot of stuff nowadays is so directly derivative. I don't I mean everything's derivative.

Nobody really lives in a vacuum, but some of the new material now is so directly related to like a copy, like a you know, a reboot or a sequel or a prequel or reimagining. There's so many of the same things coming out like it is, and I think I didn't realize this now, if I think about it, when we started this four years ago, like I think I could see four years that we're getting close to the anniversary. Yeah, but we never realize how popular it would have got still quickly, like I like even for older season from the s. So like wow, like it's popular, like it's still popular in it like people are going to listen to the podcast and that's one of the reasons why we still are doing it now. Interesting podcasts. Yeah, now, because I the older I get, the more I watched this channel we have in America called me TV, em e TV and it's just it's over the air broadcast, so anybody with the TV can get it. You don't have to have cable or anything. So it means probably a lot of poor people in old old folks homes and stuff watch this channel. And it's only old black and white shows from America, like in the S or even the S. two some black and white and then the color stuff. But I watched that stuff a lot now and I might. Man, this would be fun to talk about just this series all in the family, the Jeffersons or good times or something like that. Jefferson's we George and wheezy. Yeah, I mean just there's so many great episodes in my favorite, Stanford and son. I love that. So many great just setups for for discussion, especially today. Yeah, I actually I love my well, my aunt, which was seven years ago yesterday that she passed away, but her and her sister, my other aunt, got me to Lauren Hardy and the three stooges. Nice. Yeah, everything. I watch it religiously. I watched the three of them smack each other around every time. Yeah, that they are wild. Like I was kind of in trained into the three stooges because there was there wasn't anything on in my option was that either go to church, which I've found to be boring, with my mom, or stay home with my dad. Well, my dad would be out mowing the lawn on Sunday morning and I would just turn on like Oh, here it is, and the we also had a show called little rascals, which was just little kids in black and white from back in the day, right, those guys. So those were fun. And Yeah, and all the slapstick stuff. Laurel and hardy and who the other two appen in Costello. I like them. Hello. Yeah, AH, doesn't? I don't remember. And then they're yeah, I like I love Lucy as while, yeah, the honeymooners, the CRANDOM, they're great. I still watch the honeymooners there on every night here and with along with Jack Benny Show right after that. So I don't know if yeah, I'll Jack Bank. That is that was great. He had some really subtle humor as well. One thing I like about the honeymoon earth is just the stupid fat jokes Alex Rickett did him Adam all a time, like the yeah, keep your weight down, youth happing to hold it up, and the yeah, I sty're laughing. Alice was into his ass, like she would not give him any piece and like well, that is a strong woman right there, because he was a like over the top kind of guy. So that is just the intense relationship those two had and it's really funny to watch even today. It's it's kind of strange, though, that Audrey met him. So I figure are the one that play outlet's. She wasn't the original, though. It's another one that was look more serious. Look, you know, she wouldn't. Yeah, you're right, I saw some stuff, but it was kind of cool to see that. I like, wow, but I like the one that we they had for the whole series. I have the rest of the episodes here. Yeah, that's great. So you're right, you can just keep making all kinds of podcast right, and that's the great thing about having a passion. I really like that you still thinking about that. How you lock down your bandmates to to an agreement, like we're signing this and you're going to do it with me until this day. That's both bold and super smart. I think everybody doing a podcast. You considered that idea. Yeah, I've been entertainment man. I'm not really I just committed to one year at a time. So yeah, yeah, say, I mean I'm this, this is the one person podcast, so I'm just committed forever. But yeah, I take breaks. I'm I call every time I take a long enough break. I think that's probably a season. I should just call this next thing the new season and then I'd give myself the opportunity to change the logo or the intro music or whatever. It's kind of fun. I like it. Yeah, this year actually, entertainment man, actually, this went through some changes. Act You starry. Last year, I guess it went through some changes in the intro. That has a little bit of a rock theme to it and it like has my voice over. But then this year my friend podcast read, Jimmy big shout out to him, and he's at a podcaster as well, and he actually did some jingle...

...for me for the start in the finish though. I heard those. Those are very professional. They are. He was into the radio, so it's great that I know somebody that did that. Yeah, that that helps a lot because it adds a lot of flavor and next level professionalism to your show. To our earlier point, when we're hobbyist, we can make ourselves sound better and better and better because we don't stop. It might take us three or four, five years. It doesn't matter, though. That's why I think pot hobbyist podcast of the best, because good might quality, good setup, usually completely meaningless. Conversations like ours. We just talked because we want to talk, and I think a lot of people actually like that. It's like sitting in the restaurant with somebody next to you just listening to people talk. Exactly. Let's say this weekend podcast. It's done the Sunday, tomorrow. Cool for us, recording by means those who listen to it in a day or two. This week's episode I just kind of not the coff I didn't go through. I usually have like a note in front of me, yeah, to look down. Yep. This week I just went off the coff I went what was in my heart. That was talking about mental health a little bit more. Yep, kind of giving everybody an upbeat on what what's going on with my mental health, I'm doing and how I'm coping with it. So it was a really good episode. Yeah, what's going on with your mental health right now, dude? Is Anything in specific troubling you sleep? I think sleep. The fact I'm not sleeping properly is it's a mess. Last night I fell asleep I think around six thirty. I think I woke up about, I guess, ten thirty. I woke up four hours later and I was up the whole night. I had a I think about forty five minute nap the top this morning. So it's like it kind of gave me that booth of energy to keep going for the day and and hopefully tonight I can sleep a lot better. Yeah, yeah, the ancients had weird sleeping patterns, like sleep for wake, for sleep for wake for yeah. So, yeah, but in this weird capitalist grinding society everyone's expected to like be up at seven go to bed by midnight, and I'm like why, like I want to do my own life, man, but now I kind of conform. I usually get up about thirty go to bed about midnight. So I've been that is every time I go to a shrink, the first question most of them ask is how is your sleep? How are you sleeping? So, yeah, I feel you on that. It litill. Just you have some time over the weekend to kind of flick it back and do you guys do daylight savings change to change your hours up there? Yeah, yeah, we are. Yeah, so it. We went an hour a head up here. You're an Ontario, so, yeah, same here. Yeah, that mess with me for sure. Last weekend, like Sunday in the Monday and my new work week. It was really weird, really bizarre. So take it easy on yourself. Things will level out pretty good. Oh, definitely. There's days I just didn't work. I didn't want to do anything. That's want to play video games all day. It's like, I want to work today, I don't feel like it. Right. Yeah, exactly. Why can't I just be me for a day that I want to be me on it's a struggle too with the no sleep, because there's night I'm up all night and a night leap during the morning and I'm up in the avenue early afternoons. So it's just I think it's it's so out of whack. Well, you're a Gamer, right, all, paint it with that. You're a Gamer too, so you probably game with people from around the world. And Yeah, that will tend to keep you up all night, for sure. I don't really played much games with many people. Maybe my niece and nephew. Okay, okay, I have a minecraft there. Ever, so they they come on from Tomy. Oh yeah, they can do that whenever, because I recall my my sons would get on to like warcraft or place of things like that and they would meet up with their friends and then they play all night because their friends were all spread across, you know, wherever. Yeah, yeah, what one of some. I'm sorry, go ahead. My niece, my nephew and I want to do a gaming podcast eventually. We would love to do that. Dude, that would be so awesome having eleven year olds on a show with you talking about games. I would love to hear eleven or twelve year old opinion about new games. We're going to probably wait to eat a little older. I think we're going to wait to a one six hundred and seventeen. So we needs a little more sure to handle, you know, through we're going to try streaming it to so oh, like actual play, like playtime. That will be great. Yeah, yeah, so what are some of the things like the listeners of this show can do to help you? Just go to Chrispy on the webtcom, you know, check out the content. All Amy, the after shows, amy APP and and him and podcast is all on different platforms. You know, iune, tune in, player, FN, cast, box, you you can name. It's an animost every platform. Entertainment podcast is also on iheartradio, which is huge at the huge platform.

Yeah, it is round, but you go support, subscribe, you know, you know, actually listen and maybe leave you a nice review. Yeah, I've got one, I think. To reviews on entertainment, man, it's like toll and teeth getting people to review. It's hard and I guess I get it because I went and tried it myself to see how hard it is to leave a review, and it was super easy. So I don't know why it's so hard for people to leave a review, but what ever, that is what it is. So to my listeners, go to crisp be on the webcom. Chris be isn't boy on the webcom. Check that out, all the links. I was just over there. This links to all of this stuff and ways to communicate with Chris and follow him on social media as well, and you'll also see his network, his crew there. Jim, Larry Amy. Shout out to you all. Thanks for being supportive of each other and anything else you want to share before we're done. That's the one thing. Thank you for having me on. It was it's kind of Nice to be on a different podcast and not, know, having to worry about, you know, editing and all that's kind of Nice to do this. I enjoy, you know, coming on other podcasts and you know it's a it's the next change your pace for me. Yeah, it's been a pleasure talk and see you, Chris. I appreciate you. Everybody go to Chris be on the web. Check out Chris is podcast. Another hobbyist like myself. We don't care about making money at this necessarily. We just want to have some fun. So we do appreciate your support and your kind comments. And now back to the wall.

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