Friday, February 20, 2015

Podcast: The Blocked Artist, Episode #1

Well, I'm a podcaster now. I published an MP3 to the web using a podcasting site, so that makes it true. Which is a bit like telling someone how to get to the local 7/11, and then calling yourself a teacher.

This podcast is for an audience of one. It's not even for that many people. I'm just using it as a tool. I want to stop feeling blocked and scared and dumb when I sit down to write. I've made a lot of progress over the last year, but I still have a long way to go. My main problem boils down to this: I feel like I don't have anything to say. The way I sometimes get over this is by writing a lot and a lot and a lot until something good finally comes out. But it's hard to stay on myself. 

I have always toyed with the idea of having a podcast. So the day finally arrived.

It's just a tool. I need to break down the internal censor that says "Nope, you can't think of anything good to say. And that thing you just said--not that good." And you don't break the censor by defying logic, buckling down, and eking out some clever words. You break the censor by overwhelming it, overloading it, until it drowns in the flood of your words.

So another medium opens more possibilities. I am trying to refrain from telling you that it sucks, and don't listen to it. It is what it is. I am beyond an amateur--I'm a podcasting infant--no, a podcasting fetus (which is, of course, controversial relative to the pro-life/pro-choice debate, so let's leave it at podcasting infant). I am attempting this to try and better myself. I expect to have five faithful listeners, most, if not all, blood-related. You know what?--that's just fine.

Have a listen. You can click the following to download the audio: The Blocked Artist, Episode #1: Setting the Table

To quote one of my favorite artists: Don't say I didn't, say I didn't warn ya.

Oh, I think I'm also supposed to publish this link on the blog. Maybe it helps people subscribe to the podcast, or something? And this one:

1 comment:

Harpstar32 said...

Subscribed. Good stuff.