Live from Emo Dojo
Live from Emo Dojo

Episode · 1 year ago

John Emotions talks with Christian Lovrecich at PixlFeed Radio

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Christian had me on his radio show and we talk about how I started the Emo Dojo project, and how having more open conversation about mental health will help everyone over time. This is a short segment of a longer conversation you can watch, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZYQl60mIlo&t=1511s

Hey: what's up Jon Motions, this is aSaturday November, twenty oe, the daily emotions podcast. So I was actuallyfeeling a little better than the past couple of days. Maybe I attribute that to more sleep. Idid these. I did this thing the past two days, which reminded me of being akid when I used to fake being sick. Well, obviously, I'm not a kid now andI'm not finking anything I just similar circumstance because nobody's home andthe place to myself for a while- and I don't really know too many peoplearound at all and everything's taking care of so I'mjust kind of chilling in the house and can do what I want anyway. What it isis I get up in the morning like regular time. Seven I get up and you know do whatevermorning routine a little bit maybe play...

...some video game. Take a big fat, BongRip Watch the view make sure I'm caught upon the days goings on through the perspective of those women and then go back to sleep, go back to sleep about nine thirty ten o'clock and sleep for like another hour, then I getup and start my day like eleven eleven thirty. Of course I work until like ten,it's eleven now and I'm still putting podcast together anyway, it's workedfor me. I like it because it makes me feel like I'm getting away withsomething. I don't have any responsibilities this weekend. Hey'llhave anybody to answer to Theydon't, have a partner or anything like that,so it's kind of Nice, okinof dig it yeah get up regular time, fuck aroundfor like two hours go back to bed for like an hour and a half and then get upand try again yeah at's good. Also, I...

...tried the tdcs machine, the transcranial directcurrent stimulation. I can't go say hey! I fucking word feelI don't know it's pretty easy to set up, though, is a comfortable band. Goes acouple inches above your eyebrows straps across your forehead left toright there and kin of Hook it behind the hook of your head in the back, makesure it's snug, it's got some little. What do you call those cotton pads orsomething you got to get wet with some saline solution and took thim in theresounds grosser than it is it's actually pretty clean, sterile, simple and they don't feel wet when they're onyour head. They just conduct the electricity into your brain, so I didit twice so far, we'll see when Yo keep doing it all month. Longsee how I feel see if it either makes me less depressed or less less adhd, in other words, more focused,so I'll be happy with either of those...

...results. Part of their marketing saysit's good, for it could help make a normal people like healthy people, asthey say, more focused and more creative. I don't.I don't know that. That's true! That's probably why they're having hard timemarketing it I'm plenty creative though so I don't really need it for that. Ido need it to contain my fucking distractions and hyperactivity. Thatwould be lovely anyhow. I did not. I have a kin of aloose concept. I was going to talk about today about safety nets and theimportance of US having our own safety net. So I'll talk about that tomorrowon Sunday, if I don't come up with something else to talk about, but I wason a show about two weeks ago with Christian gentleman who runs a showcalled Pixel feed media. I'm sorry piell feed radio and we had to good talk. So it's goingto drop in a little bit of that interview for this particular show. Now,if you want to hear the rest or see us...

...talk it out, I will put the link downbelow in the podcast notes here, because this actually exists as ayoutube. Video, so check it out. This is me speaking with Christian fromPixel Feed Radio, and you know that's all I got for today-I'll fade it out at the end and back to the wall. I'll talk to you tomorrow seeI would get diagnosed with one thing after another and they didn't quitestick. They didn't fit, but I knew the power of labels and also knew the powerof negative labels, like the Stigwa involved with mental anything rightright. In fact, a lot of people think of mental illness as mental healthyou'll say: Oh, the poor, guys suffering from mental health like no.No that's the good part, so I mean even the branding and that whole world itturned out was really messed up. odcasting came around and I needed anoutlet from like my creativity, because...

I was working at a tech company, verysales oriented just driven, driven driven to Mike Sales, and I needed something to practice. My branding on.So I'm like I get M, create a character because of the stigma with mentalillness. A'm like I need a character I can't go. I don't want to promote as me.I need Ed some kind of Avatar, so I created I get talking so fast. I forget tobreathe it's all right then. So I created a Little Red Marketing Article of course daybefore I launched the first podcast. It said audiences identify with logos thathave a face right like Wendy's and KFC, and all this other stuff, I'm like Huh.I was going to have a podcast about by polar disorder, with like a half of abrain that was colorful and half that was gray. Look cool people like it's acool tshirt, datathat's, fucking, cliche. Sorry, that's that's NA right!So...

...no man, I whipped up something likeremember that happy face way. Back in the day when I was a kid there's, ayellow happy face have a nice day. I know it's sacan were talking about yeah,that's pretty cool and it was a fan of Yinyang and I' m a huge fan of SouthPark, especially those little Goth, kids, the guy I love the golf getsWenther my farit character. So there was the littlest Goth Kid. Yes, I cansee it now. I can totally Siit O anyway, so you'll notice. Every time you seethe logo, what people look up, the artwork for the show, you'll see thatthat's emo Joe Yeah and his hair is always parted on the left. It alwayscomes down to the left eye, so that was basically Mesquition Aginang the happyface and the South Park creature own to one. I love it. I'm such a Conformis,ununconforme, O things, love them so and then what happensthere right? Owhat happens. There is now once you have and this works forany project, and I got this from...

...playing in bands when you're when I wasa kid right, Rightis the you have to have like some kind of flag to marchbehind. So if you wanted people to get behind your thing, you need some kindof icon some kind of logo. That's like Whoa. I would wear that a tshirt. Sothat's where the whole at that icon, an brandon, came from well over time. Irealized that I wasn't by polar like well se it had gota. I gotapodcastingpeople like looking up to me and thanking me for helping me with theirproblems, not a doctor. Just the sufferer right an like, well shit, I'mnot Goin to get out of this. I now yotangle this and I was chatting on agroup in fact shameless plug for pod decks. You' ever seen these things poddecks, I'm not that looks cool. What is it well? This one is called theinterview deck, I'm not paid for them. I bought these myself, but the gottrapes who makes these uhhuh Herri Pullin up pod decks all these questions right.

What weird food combinations do youreally enjoy? So I mean your stuck in a podcast isjust like all these questions you can pop up there. That's cool man yeah!It's a good idea. You can market that for sure I can market the hell out ofit. He does dude the fact he's got a new apt, the whole thing anyway, wewere chatting on one of Travis's youtube shows and he sao. Let me sowyou down for a second hall et me. Let me really, I back EAD so podcasting.Why podcasting? Like? Did you like grow up? Listen to a lot of radio like TOLPradio, because love to talk radio as a kid I liste all across t DA sportspolitical talk. Whatever was politics back in the day political radio on theAM car radio, when I would ride around with my parents, theyv covered bothsides, so it wasn't really acrimonious. You didn't have to pick a team tolisten to its just fascinating, like politics and mayors and governors andstuff like that, wiw fascinated. So I listen to that. But what I really likeda lot were some of the early drivetime morning, Dj's that had all the soundsand the stories and the did all the...

...different voices. Well, I told thestory before the reason why I love you know podcasting well, now, podcastingand radio s like I grew up when I moved to the states. I grew up listening toHower starn. That was the shit I mean yeah, yeah, Howard, so and then my heroand I've always liked. How do we form back? How do we like make our ownversion of of Howard Stern? Show like tit's, alwaysbeen a dream like? How do you be so good at interviewing and being sonaturally curious and then build a team of like six o seven or eight rotatingpeople like basically that's his band? Oh Yeah Absoler, I mean Robin and BabaBooey, Fred and allone. That's his band absolutel t saine for so long and theydo the stick. You know they come up with bits. They throw ith, Brad ones,keep the good ones and again, like a band, you keep the good songs and youjust don't play the bad ones much anymore, so for sure and I've justliked the bombastics ound of hey. You listen to drive time. Radio like thething kids nowadays think is fucking, stupid and crist. I always hated that.I always hated that and that that's...

...what I think. Like all the talk. Allthe talk shows that I listened to was just normal people Wen, I say: Normalyjust talk normal. They didn't try the hard Dj boys that you know that Nowehave ilove Howard steward that in the movie yeah act, that's the thing, butso I was like is that the real voice like what are those people like anyway,so I got into radio in? Fortunately, in conquered California kind of a bay areacity, they have a radio station that still exists at the local high school.It's got its own transmitter broadcast about Jeez thirty miles in AndyDirection, maybe almost fifty miles in one direction and your kids you're likesixteen years old and you have access to a real radio station. That's firstplay. You know we HAVESAT. Oh, you said the bay area yeah. So what year wasthis this? When I did this was in the late s? Oh Dude, you were like at theMecca of my dream years and where I want to be that's when fucking thrashmetal was coming up, O yea ga layer...

...mega death like if I could have a time machine and say:Where do you want to go? I'm sure people would like to see histoical Shit,I'm sure people I'd be like. I want to be a like one of the first metalicashows at the I don't even remember the name Ofe Stol Berkly, the keystoneBerkley was a little Ti. Yes, l right yeah, you would see this would be likethem and the Ruffians and this band Raven from Oie, seen the pictures andthat Shit just looked insane like N. I I Taka fifteen times, but it's not thesame when it was coming up. You know, and ther were all pits and man when you matters Dhrough the size,because this place was not much bigger than auto repair garage. It's Callir, Ihised it for music, but so we saw them. Exodus was big back in the day. Rightplayer would come up from La a lot and play in those clubs. Yeah a buddy ofmine had a had a podcast called thrashbacks, where all we did was reckreminesce about old thrash shows. Tha could go in that pro all day long a Imean that was part of the thing. That's...

...what got us into it, because the localindependent record stores would send over the latest independent thrashdmusic from England to play on the radio station to work thet. That's so we hadkind of like a little funnel and since I was kind of a Ferel kid anyway, Iwould always hop on the subway and head over to the city on the weekends. ToSee shows that's Aweso, that's yeah, so radio, and that was the whole thing andI just had a passion for playing music and microphones in gear and justobviously talking Tus Yeah Aa Lot. So that's that's how the podcasting camearound and working for the tech company I needed to outlet Soei'm like what amI goin a do, I'm like I'm having mental health issues here, I'm alone in La I'mworking for a software company that ultimately got trump elected. So I haveall these conflicts in my head like Jeez. Let's start podcastig got the podcastgoing up till recently just kind of been off and on, but thenI got inspired by that pod, dext, dude,...

Travis, really helpful, and also Oh,where we met on potit net right, so simultaneously saw something from Travis and thenbrant at potit had a contest, and I won like a rock star count for life andlike Gat's, go I'm like Tella Cool, so I'm like well shit. If that's there'sno other message for me to get my shit together than those two thingshappening in the same week, were the message Lik all right. What do I do so?I stole the icon, the Little Ginyang thing: Om, the old bipolers styleshocse. I like that little icon, and then I combined it with Travis'srecommendation like why? Don't you cal yourself, John Emo, I'll, tell you whynot in a second but I like the term emo and like Doja, where we practice ouremotions. Like then, I just went off on a tangent like instead of martial arts.Let's do emotion, lards and came up with the belt system based on variousthings on emotions. I've read over the...

...years yeah I love the belt system.That's why I caugt my eye right away, but let's talk about how you dig intoth e, you know the emotion side of things, because I think you know I talkabout it on here before it's. You know mental health and anxiety and stuff, like that.I think I younger generations are suffering more and more about itbecause of everything around Tus, like social media and all that stuff. So Ithink you're doing a fantastic thing and your podcast keeps growing andgrowing. Obviously, so, when we talk about a little bit about that of whatyou have experience since you started it and how you brought it, you know toeveryone open it up to everyone out there yeah well one of my braindisfunctions. Let's call it has been adhd heavy on the hyperactivity partandnow back to the wall.

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