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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Brazen Gestures – It never ends

Warschauer strasse Berlin

00:45:37 Topics include: Returning to the audio. Reflecting on my slowdown and the hiatus since January 2017. Creativity burnout. Poisoned by pragmatism and doing things for money. Depression vs being lazy. Adjustment Disorder. Expecting a baby. Floating through streets of Kreuzberg. Bizarre sightings. Personal journaling here on the podcast. The monetisation of the content. Blind following the goals. Medical leave and losing my job. Suing my employer for unlawful termination. The experience of working with lawyers. Electric Longboard penalty for riding it in Germany. The nature of
A casual relationship with the employer. Reflecting on Berlin in Summer’s bloom. Turkish area. My perception of Berlin in 2018 as my home. Review of Zoom H1N (replacement of Zoom H1). Everyday carry devices. iPad Pro as one of the most personal devices to own. Uncertain future of my Wacom Cintiq. My MacBook does not get old. Personal objects make us. Embracing introvertism. Eastern approach to the performance and output. Personal journaling is dead? Discovery of the new Ayurvedic restaurant that soon closes. No more burgers. Vegetarian food options while liking meat. Looking for a car buying option. Progress in the car development. What I need in a car. Speeding in Germany.

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  1. Brazen,

    It was great hearing from you again. Hope you are feeling good.


    Comment by Chad Bowers — April 27, 2018 @ 8:05 am

  2. Enjoyed your audio. Hope you are feeling good and find inspiration in your adventures.

    Comment by chado — April 27, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

  3. Hi Chad! Thank you! It’s great to be back on Onsug. I wish I was more consistent with my episodes…
    Can I ask you what compels you to post your own podcast?
    Frank wonderfully reflected on that in his episode today. I was wondering what your thoughts are on this.

    Comment by Brazen Gestures — April 28, 2018 @ 2:52 am

  4. Brazen,

    I enjoy audio story telling. It is a very powerful medium for these stories because it fits into our shared oral tradition and it uses our imaginations to actively join the story and construct worlds in our own minds that are partially our own creation and partially those of the storyteller. It is like reading, both are their own type of shared reality.

    Speaking of which. I hate to see people abandon the telephone for this reason. If anything we should be improving telephony with 48K sampling 24bit depth surround sound so that we don’t lose the powerful virtual reality or shared reality afforded to us by telephones.

    I love movies as well, but they are much more of a one-way medium. Theatre and radio also had that interactive, shared reality element. It is why otherwise dumb jokes get real laughs in the theatre. It is the social framework of the shared space, and that intimacy opens us up to a more honest (real) experience.

    I created programs with friends on audiotape when I was young, and worked in theatre during my teens and then worked in radio and television into my late 30’s, so for me, creating audio entertainment now is something creative that I can do which fits into my work schedule. I am a marketing director for an electronics mfg, so I must do these things in my free time.

    I share Franks enthusiasm for providing future cultural anthropologists with a view into our lives, but I do my audio for my own amusement first and foremost. It is a wonderful mixture of dairy and poem. When I look back on something honest that I have shared, it serves as a great documentation of that time. On the other hand, when I listen to something more abstract that I have created, I am free from the memory of having created it, and I marvel at the strangeness of it and it is like a game, remembering the different inspirations for phrases or situations expressed.

    One of my main goals is to be funny or at least entertaining.

    I would like to understand the thoughts of others and I hope that I can share some of my thoughts for other people in the same situation. I certainly appreciate hearing yours. In our daily lives, most of the people we run into are playing their role in the games of work or the shared public space. This creates barriers between us and who they really are on a more personel level. These types of shared monologues afford us a view behind the curtain. I like being behind the curtains.


    Comment by Chad Bowers — May 2, 2018 @ 12:31 pm

  5. Thank you, Chad!
    Very interesting perspective and inspiring angle.
    I never thought about voice calling in this way. I think in Europe people who don’t yet have a relationship of any kind, prioritize calling others before writing email or messaging. I am not a fan of this but I now consider making an experiment in which I look at the voice calling from your angle.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Brazen Gestures — May 4, 2018 @ 12:34 am

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