John | Podcasting
John | Podcasting

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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? It's johnny emotions. This is a Saturday, November twenty one the daily emotions podcast. So I was actually feeling a little better than the past couple of days. Maybe I attribute that to more sleep. I did these I did this thing the past two days which reminded me of being a kid when I used to fake being sick. Well, obviously I'm not a kid now and I'm not faking anything. I just similar circumstance, because nobody's home and the place to myself for a while and I don't really know too many people around at all and everything's taken care of, so I'm just kind of chilling in the house and can do what I want. Anyway. What it is because I get up in the morning like regular time, about seven, and I get up and, you know, do whatever morning...

...routine a little bit, maybe play some video game, take a big Fat Bong, rip, watch the view, make sure I'm caught up on the days going on through the perspective of those women, and then it go back to sleep. Go back to sleep about nine thirty, ten o'clock and sleep for like another hour and then I get up and start my day like thirty of course I work until like en. It's eleven now and I'm still putting podcast together. Anyway, it's worked for me. I liked it because it makes me feel like I'm getting away with something. I don't have any responsibilities this weekend. I don't have anybody to answer to. The'll have a partner or anything like that, so it's kind of Nice, kind of dig it. Yeah, get up regular time, fuck around for like two hours, go back to bed for like an hour and a half and then get up and try again. Yeah, it's good. Also, I tried the tdcs...

...machine, the transcranial direct current stimulation. I'm I can't go say hey, fucking worked. I don't know. It's pretty easy to set up, though. I've is a comfortable band goes a couple inches above your eyebrows, straps across your forehead left to right there and you kind of Hook it behind the hook of your head in the back. Make sure it's snug. It's got some little what do you call those cotton pads or something? You got to get wet with some saline solution and Tuck him in there. Sounds grosser than it is. It's actually pretty clean, sterile, simple and they don't feel wet when they're on your head. They just conduct the electricity into your brain. So I did it twice so far. We'll see when you keep doing it all month long, see how I feel, see if it either makes me less depressed or less less a dhd, in other words more focused.

So I'll be happy with either of those results. Part of their marketing says it's good for it could help make a normal people, like healthy people, as they say, more focused and more creative. I don't I don't know that that's true. That's probably why they're having a hard time marketing it. I'm plenty creative. That was I don't really need it for that. I do need it to contain my fucking distractions and hyperactivity. That would be lovely. Anyhow, I did not. I have a kind of a loose concept. I was going to talk about today about safety nets and the importance of US having our own safety net. So I'll talk about that tomorrow on Sunday, if I don't come up with something else to talk about. But I was on a show about two weeks ago with Christian gentleman who runs a show called Pixel feed media. I'm sorry, Pixel Feed Radio and we had a good talk, so it's going to 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 down below in the podcast notes here, because this actually exists as a youtube video, so check it out. This is me speaking with Christian from Pixel 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. See You. I would get diagnosed with one thing after another and they didn't quite stick, they didn't fit. But I knew the power of labels and also knew the power of negative labels, like the stigma involved with mental anything right, right, in fact, a lot of people think of mental illness as mental health. You'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 that turned out was really messed up. podcasting came around and I needed an outlet from like my creativity, because I was working...

...at a tech company very sales oriented, just driven, driven, driven to make sales, and I needed, hmm, something to practice my branding on. Some like let me create a character, because of the stigma with mental illness. I'm like, I need a character. I can't go I don't want to promote as me. I needed some kind of Avatar. So I created I get talking so fast I forget to breathe. It's all right, man. I created a little red marketing article, of course, day before I launched the first podcast. It said audiences identify with logos that have 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 bipolar disorder with like a half of a brain that was colorful and half that was gray. Look Cool, people like O. it's a cool t shirt that. That's fucking cliche. I'm sorry, that's that's a right. So now I'm an.

I whipped up something like remember that happy face? Way Back in the day when I was a kid? There's a yellow happy face. Have a nice day. I know exactly we're talking about. Yeah, that's pretty cool, and I was a fan of Yin Yang and now the huge fan of South Park, especially those little goth kids, the guy. I love the Golf Kids Bend my ferric actor. So there's the littlest Goth Kid. Yes, I can see it now. I can totally see it anyway. So you'll notice every time you see the logo, what people look up the artwork for the show, you'll see that that's emo Joe. Yeah, and his hair is always parted on the left. It always comes down to the left eye. So that was basically me squishing Yin Yang, the happy face and the South Park creature all into one. I love it. I'm such a conform with I don't conform to things, love them so and then what happens? They're right. What happens there is now, once you have and this works for any project, and I got this from playing in bands, when...

...you're when I was a kid, right, is that you have to have like some kind of flag to march behind. So if you want to people to get behind your thing, you need some kind of icon, some kind of logo. That's like Whoa I would wear that a t shirt. So that's where the whole that icon and branding came from. Well, over time I realized that I wasn't bipolar like. Well, Shit hadn't I got us. I gotta podcast and people are like looking up to me and thanking me for helping me with their problems. Not a doctor, just to sufferer, right, and I'm like, well, Shit, I gotta get out of this. How do I detangle this? And I was chatting on a group, in fact, shameless plug for pod decks. You have seen these things, pod decks. Now, I'm not that looks cool. What is it? Well, this one is called the interview deck. I'm not paid for them. I bought these myself, but the Guy Travis, who makes these, UH HUH, here pulling up pod decks, all these questions, right.

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy? So, I mean you fucking a podcast there, just like all these questions. You can pop up there. That's cool, man. Yeah, it's a good idea. You can markt that for sure. I can market the hell out of it. He does, Dude. He's got a new APP, the whole thing. Anyway, we were chatting on one of Travis's youtube shows and he said, let me slow you down for a second. All, let me, let me really a back at so podcasting. Why podcasting? Like did you grew up listen to a lot of radio, like talk radio, because love to talk radio. As a kid I listen you all across the sports, political talk, whatever was politics back in the day, political radio on the am car radio when I would ride around with my parents. They've covered both sides, so it wasn't really acrimonious. You didn't have to pick a team to listen to. It's just fascinating, like politics and mayors and governors and stuff like that. Wow, fascinating. So I listened to that. But what I really liked a lot were some of the early drivetime morning Dj's that had all the sounds and the stories and the did all the different voices. Well,...

I told this story before, the reason why I love, you know, podcasting. Well, now podcasting and radio, it's like I grew up when I moved to the states, I grew up listening to Howur starn. That was a shit. I mean yeah, Howard so and then my hero, and I've always like, how do we form back at how do we like make our own version of of Howard Stern show? Like it's always been a dream, like how do you be so good at interviewing and being so naturally curious and then build a team of like six or seven or eight rotating people, like basically that's his band. Oh Yeah, absolute, I mean robin and Baba Booie friend and Alin. That's his band, absolutely same for so long. And they do the stick, you know, they come up with bits, they throw with bad ones, keep the good ones and again, like a band, you keep the good songs and you just don't play the bad ones much anymore. So for sure. And I've just liked the bombastics out of hey, you listen to drive time radio? That like the thing kids nowadays think is fucking stupid and creasy. I always hate it that. I always hate it that. And that's what I think. Like all...

...the talks, all the talk shows that I listened to was just normal people, I want to say normally, just talk normal they and try the hard DJ voice. That it. You know that we have a yeah, I love Howard skewered that in the movie. Yeah, yeah, that's the thing. But so I was like, is that the real voice? Like, what are those people like anyway? So I got into radio in, fortunately, can conquered California, kind of a bay area city. 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 any direction, maybe almost fifty miles in one direction, and your kids, you're like sixteen years old and you have access to a real radio station. That's first play. You know, we have said all. You said the bay area. Yeah, so what year was this? This when I did this, was in the late S. oh dude, you were like at the Mecca of my dream years and where I want to be. That's when fucking thrash metal was coming up.

Yeah, I got slayer, megadeth. Like, if I could have a time machine and say where do you want to go? I'm sure people will like to see historical shit. I'm sure people I'll be like I want to be. I like one of the first Metaka shows at the I'd even remember the name of the stone Berkeley. The keystone Berkeley was a little bad. Yes, right, yeah, we would see. This would be like them and the Ruffians and this band Raven from even. I've seen the pictures and that Shit just look insane. Like I said, the Talka fifteen times, but it's not the same when it was coming up, you know, and they were all kids and man, when you matters, do the size, because this place was not much bigger than auto repair garage, let's call it, right set up from music, but so we saw them. Exodus was big back in the day. Right. THELARE would come up from La a lot and playing those clubs. Yeah, a buddy of mine have a had a podcast called thrashbacks where all we did was wreck reminisce about old thrash shows. But I could going up all day long night. Yeah, I...

...mean, and that was part of the thing. That's what got us into it, because the local independent record stores would send over the latest independent thrash music from England to play on the radio station I worked at. That's all. We had, kind of like a little funnel and since I was kind of a feral kid anyway, I would always hop on the subway and head over to the city on the weekends to see shows. That's awesome. That's yeah, so radio and that was the whole thing, and I just had a passion for playing music and microphones and gear and just obviously talking, yeah, a lot. So that's that's how the podcasting came around. And working for the tech company I needed to outlet some I'm like, what am I gonna do? I'm like I'm having mental health issues here. I'm alone in La. I'm working for a software company that ultimately got trump elected. So I have always conflicts in my head. I'm like, Cheez, let's start podcast. Got The podcast going up. Till recently just kind of been off and on, but then I got inspired by that pod dext dude, Travis...

...really helpful, and also, oh where we met on Pottit dotnet. Right. So simultaneously saw something from Travis and then brant at Pottit had a contest and I won like a rock star, account for life and like that's what I'm like. Tell a cool so I'm like, well, Shit, if that's there's no other message for me to get my shit together than those two things happening in the same week. Were the message. All right, what do I do? So I stole the icon, the Little Yin Yang thing from the old bipolars style show, because I like that little Hicon, and then I combined it with traviss recommendation, like what's core Sol John Emo. I'll tell you why not in the second but I like the term emo and like Dojo, where we practice our emotions. Like then I just went off on a tangent like instead of martial arts, let's do emotional arts, and came up with the belt system based on various things on emotions I've read over...

...the years. Yeah, I love the belt system. That's why I caught my eye right away. But let's talk about how you dig into the you know, the emotions side of things, because I think, you know, talk about it on here before. It's you know, mental health and anxiety and stuff like that. I think I had younger generations are suffering more and more about it because of everything around those, like social media and all that stuff. So I think you're doing a fantastic thing and your podcast keeps growing and growing, obviously. So when we talk about a little bit about that, of why you have experience since you started it and how you brought it, you know, to everyone, open it up to everyone out there. Yeah, well, one of my brain is functions, let's call it. Has Been A dhd, heavy on the hyperactivity part. So I'm always like and now back to the wall.

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