Category Archives: Podcasts

In Defense of the Lack of Podcasts Lately…

Just playing- I have no defense. Life is a bit of a fickle beast at times and regardless of how often you set yourself goals sometimes they’re just not in the cards. I’ve been fixated on the idea of restructuring my goals in life recently and I have had to pull my Soundcloud station for the time being. It doesn’t feel right keeping something floating on the interwebs without any sort of updates regularly being pushed- unfortunately trying to maintain your own little online radio presence without any takers for free hosting can put a damper in your plans, especially if you’re financially invested in something with zero interest. C’est la vie, as they say, so for now I’m hanging up that producing hat.

Hopefully I’ll continue to occasionally guest on friends’ podcasts- and with any luck, I’ll be a regular on my brother’s show, “Deep Breaths”, which is expected to drop any day now. Below is the artwork I prepped for said show. It’s an interesting one- primarily based around life’s philosophical quibbles and crazy conspiracies and ideas provided by a rotating cast of guests and all-around crazies.

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It’s a lot of fun listening to what we have so far and I can only hope you guys find it as entertaining to listen to as I have. Jacob Pickle has been handling most of the production thus far and it sounds STELLAR compared to previous ones I have been involved with (not counting Kevin Zerbe’s… that man is just a wizard).

Keep an eye out for more content coming soon- including what will hopefully be the start of a slew of blog posts in the coming weeks. I have a new job lined up that will more than likely cut into any free time I have for this stuff- hopefully I still find some sort of way to maintain. We’ll see.

-Your Friendly Neighborhood Jeff.

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#WIP

Well hiya there, fellows and fellowettes! It’s been a while.

It’s been, what, three months since my last update? And even longer since I provided any meaningful content?

About that…

The last few months haven’t been the best for me, but it’s only now as I type this that I’ve realized that most of that falls squarely on me. Some personal matters in my own life (that should’ve been a cause for concern at most) really, really got to me. And by “got to me”, I mean I fell the fuck apart. As a very family-oriented person when not all is well in my home nest I naturally take that weight on as much as humanly possible (often to my own detriment). Noble, perhaps, but largely stupid. As these issues have slowly subsided in the last few weeks I feel like I can finally step back and look at the bigger picture here-

Like a teen crying over their first break-up I had more or less decided to make a huge deal out of everything going on and just check out- but to  be fair, it was compounded by some rather legitimate issues. It felt like, to me at least, that atrophy was rising in many of my creative endeavors. The passion didn’t play for me when experiencing any of it outside of the creative process and that certainly didn’t help me feel any better about the position and mindset I’ve been in as of late.

But that’s what checking out is for, right? I’ve certainly done my fair share of that and I finally feel like I can muster up something worth sharing again. I’m currently working on some art that will hopefully be ready for sale soon on my Society6 page, and with some luck I will have more Coping-related news to share as well.

I know- why bother promoting a comic strip if I never update it consistently? Speaking of, the former Facebook page for Coping has been pulled for the time being. For all things related to that, stick to this site/blog or my Twitter. My hope is to be able push the project into the graphic novel format so look forward to work-in-progress posts soon.

FILM! I am currently involved in yet another Josh Ebel and Adam Fielden production for their independent film project, “Mr. Black”. With their permission, I will post updates about their work here. I’m only an actor in the stable, but I have worked with these guys on several occasions in the past and they are honest, down to earth creators that have my massive respect. Hopefully I’ll be able to share some past collaborations as well, some of which have been played in several local film festivals.

PODCASTS! Man this is a chunky post! The Zebinator and I are actively working on finding time for more “My Generation” episodes, and frequent collaborator and brother in all things Grindhouse related Sean Strife and I are beginning work on a new podcast that will hopefully lay the groundwork for future projects.

Whew! So in short…

I’ll be back with new stuff very soon, so stay tuned peeps!

-Jeff

Blue Dogs Bonus #1: The Once Golden Door

It’s just a dopey rant, but I felt the need to put my thoughts about this to use somehow. After a good conversation with someone tonight, I feel more compelled now than ever to really speak up and try to counter balance this shit.

Keep fighting the good fight however possible- we are better than this.

-Jeff

Creator Speak # 5: Kevin Zerbe

The second of the promised podcasts today!

Kevin Zerbe (or the “Zerbinator”) is a long time podcaster/musician whom I am lucky to call my friend. We discuss almost everything from the musicians that helped shape a wee Zerbe to the MS that helps shape the entire creative process. The kickin’ tune at the end is one of his tracks, “1270” from his “Sprung” album. You can hear all of his music and shows at zerbinator.wordpress.com!

Creator Speak #4: Sean Strife

One of two promised episodes for today. I know, it’s been a month since the last episode.

Sean Isham/Strife is a local auteur with whom I have podcasted with several times in the past. Looking to launch a platform to help fellow creators out, Sean discusses the ins and outs of his many applied interests and what exactly Neon Grindhouse is all about.

Creator Speak #3: Allen Hill and Aaron Roderick

Apologies for the delay in this release folks, its been a busy month.

Allen Hill and return guest Aaron Roderick are independent music producers/recording artists. In this episode, we discuss the process of learning the finer details of music and the collaboration process involved. And yes, we were a little drunk.
The closing track is a cover by Aaron Roderick of the great “Separate Ways” from Journey.