SE 12 Ep15 :Collecting My Thoughts

In this episode I try to do some pre production for my radio show surrounding the concept of poverty. I question my experience of poverty and The Reverse American Dream and if it is just relates to my personal mental health issues or it is more of a global post Great Recession Issue. I also talk about my experience reading a history book on the 20th century and how my concept of socialism is different due to coming of age after The Cold War and the fall of The Berlin Wall.

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SE 12 Ep 14 The Search For Music

The Search For Music

In this episode I talk about the search for bumper music for my new radio show The Big Idea. I also delve into local politics and the fact that I may end up working on passing a local ordinance. Finely I talk radio production and what I learned from doing the show.

More on my search for music below

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Contact Me (nicnacjak@gmail.com)

One of the things involved with creating a radio show or podcast is augmenting the show with music. I can’t stress enough how important this element of production is. With that said, I have a new radio show: The Big Idea which needs bumper music. I am searching for someone who can write and record two songs for the show. I’ve scribbled out some potential lyrics below if anyone wants to help me out. Due to budget restrictions. I can’t offer to pay. However, this might be great exposure for songwriters looking to get their name out there.

Norcal

Norcal is my home

Been here for years

The two lane roads

Lined with tacks and fears

We’ve got to do better

Our future is at stake

We can’t clean it up with a rake

We are too big

For our own sake

The people come

From north to south

Where do they go?

Oh where to they go?

We’ve got to do better

Our future is at stake

We can’t clean it up with a rake

So speak out loud

Let your voice heard

For fear of drought

For farms too

Oh what can we do?

Oh what can we do?

We’ve got to do better

Our future is at stake

We can’t clean it up with a rake

The phoenix will rise

Will rise again

But we must plan

With green growth

We’ve got to do better

Our future is at stake

We can’t clean it up with a rake

So Norcal

Future is now

Got no time to stall

Our future is at stake

Our future is at stake

No we can’t clean it up with a rake

We’ve got to do better

We’ve got to do better

Our future is at stake

The End

The end is nigh

It’s time to go

But what a show

What a show

Revolution’s here

In our yard

Got to think

Yes think so hard

It’s in your mind

The truth is plane

So don’t go insane

No don’t go insane

The future is in your brain

SE 12 Ep 13 The Struggle Is Real

In this episode I describe the struggle I am having with the primary effects of the psychiatric meds I’ve been prescribed following my mental breakdown. I also describe an interview with an intern that I’ll be airing for my first Big Idea Show this week and the struggle I am having to frame the interview within the context of the show. Finally I touch on my binary brain and how that parallels with older people’s struggle to understand the concept of the non-binary gender identity.

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SE 12 Ep 12 Getting Some Things Off My Chest

In this episode I talk about my reaction to Hillary Clinton running again. I also talk about my hatred of neoliberalism. I also mention local politics and how Vice Mayor Brown surprised me with a vote after a progressive grassroots campaign. I harken back to my Occupy ambitions and what I would like to see on both the local and national level. I briefly mention some radio production stuff and how as a friend pointed out no one starts out a professional right out of the gate. It takes years of training and experience to get to the professional level. And, even after 12 years I may not be quite there yet. Lastly I mention The Justice for Desmond Campaign and how and why I didn’t call 911 when I was in a mental health crisis last week.

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