tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:/posts Up In This Brain! Podcast 2022-08-17T15:02:22Z Jason tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1869561 2022-08-17T15:00:08Z 2022-08-17T15:02:22Z Up In This Brain! 618: Beachcast 2022

8/17/2022 almost live from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida!

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1867530 2022-08-12T19:52:40Z 2022-08-12T19:52:40Z Up In This Brain! 617: Swingcast

8/12/2022 - It's a nice day to bring you a short update from the swing of podcasting.

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1862924 2022-08-02T02:06:53Z 2022-08-02T02:06:53Z Up In This Brain! 616: Heartburn Honey

8/1/2022 - I finally make it to the new Armpit Whataburger and of course, I leave my wallet at home.

Notable moments so you can skip ahead:

  • 00:00 Stolen podcast theme song
  • 06:02 Pulling into the Whataburger
  • 12:41 Family news
  • 17:22 Cathode ray tube
  • 24:15 The nostalgia loop
  • 28:45 I try to open the menu on my phone
  • 31:22 I discover I have no wallet and have to call my wife for help
  • 37:17 I get to order
  • 41:18 Armpit Weather Roundup
  • 47:22 Robert Smith did not age well (Editor's note: He's 63.)
  • 50:10 I get the food
  • 51:23 I review the food
  • 57:22 Mel Tillis for Whataburger

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1859351 2022-07-24T02:41:14Z 2022-07-24T02:41:15Z Up In This Brain! 615: Moving Day

7/23/2022 - Today was a milestone day here in Armpit. Also, I guess I've gone back to the old, old format - at least for now. Shhhhhh.

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1854146 2022-07-18T13:44:03Z 2022-07-18T13:44:04Z Up In This Brain! Classic: snaejneerg 003 - A Swollen Toe, Rather

From the vault of the snaejneerg podcast, I present a message from the Prophet himself about the power of moving your things, maybe tomorrow, maybe next week, maybe in a month? Who knows. 

This classic episode was posted originally on May 10, 2016.

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1854132 2022-07-12T17:28:42Z 2022-07-12T17:28:42Z Up In This Brain! 614: Shoe Polish Jet Black Hair

7/12/2022 - Vacation is over and I walked my two miles yesterday but decided to take today off from walking. So, you get an in the car cast featuring another trip to a drive-thru and my potpourri of thoughts on all sorts of subjects including but not limited to Miami Vice, hair color and shag carpet.

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1848565 2022-06-29T17:03:01Z 2022-06-29T17:03:01Z Up In This Brain! 613: Walking in Armpit

6/29/2022 - The name of the candy bar I couldn't think of that I had just eaten was Reese's FastBreak. Nice.

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1844450 2022-06-20T16:25:02Z 2022-06-20T16:25:03Z Up In This Brain! Classic 388: They WILL Write!

A classic episode, one of my favorites, finally restored to the feed!

From July 25, 2018:

I spent most of my Monday at the hospital (and yesterday and today, of course, and this will go on for a few more days - NOTE - It went on for 21 days!) waiting while my father was in surgery. To pass the time, I listened to Tom Snyder interviewing Harlan Ellison over the years on old Tomorrow Show clips posted on YouTube.

I watched one a few weeks ago after Harlan Ellison died and I was just blown away. There is so much good stuff that he says, great stuff in fact, that I think people need to hear.

Of course, only a very few people listen to my podcast but I decided for the benefit of those folks that it was important enough to go interview by interview and write out the starting and ending times of certain clips so I could go back at my earliest convenience and edit them into one nice, consumable audio file.

It's probably in the top 5 of the most important episodes of the podcast I've done in 388 episodes. Maybe it's even in the top 2.

I keep returning to this quote. It opens the podcast. I've been feeling guilty about not writing ever since I heard it.

"It's a very simple philosophy. Anybody who can be deterred from writing should have been. People who want to write really want to write and they WILL write." - Harlan Ellison


I have not been writing. It's not that I don't love writing. Maybe it's that I am distracted by life lately and maybe I shouldn't be letting life distract me. Maybe it's laziness. Maybe it's lack of focus. Maybe it's all of the above.

Whatever it is, the wheels are turning in my head and my fingers are moving across the keyboard again. I'm writing and it feels good.

Now, if I could just harness one percent of Harlan Ellison's confidence and conviction:

"Are you loyal to the United States of America or are you loyal to your writing? Forget it, jack. The country could sink into the ocean for all I care. I only care about the integrity of the work. That's really all I give a damn about and I'll kill to keep those words that way. I spent twenty years of my life doing what I do and I think I do it very well indeed and I'll be damned if I'm going to let people mess with it. That's my religion. That is precisely where I am." - Harlan Ellison


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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1842337 2022-06-15T19:35:58Z 2022-06-15T19:35:58Z Up In This Brain! 612: Corgcast

6/15/2022 - I'm still goofing around with ideas here. I want to get back to being more of a personal podcast and less of a "reacting to the horrible news that surrounds us all" podcast. So today we have general updates on my life here in Armpit.

I have not restored all of the 2022 archives here yet. I said I was going to do it just a few minutes ago but I thought I would spend time getting this out instead.


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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1840379 2022-06-11T00:31:32Z 2022-06-15T19:25:11Z 611: Podcast Consultant Chickens

This is episode 611 for those of you keeping score at home. I am posting this on Friday, June 10th, 2022.

This episode represents a new podcasting beginning for Up In This Brain (I hope). The podcast consultant chickens came to me in the yard this evening (please see the cover art/picture accompanying this episode) and had some ideas I want to look into which might help take this thing in a more interesting direction. We shall see. I am not sure I trust chickens but I am giving them a chance since I am all out of ideas myself. Seinfeld only lasted nine seasons  and guess what season it is here on the podcast? Season 10! Yikes!

As Jerry famously told George in season nine, "When you hit that high note, you say goodnight and walk off."  

I bet you wish I was as smart as Jerry.

That brings me to a podcasting question - why do we need archives? Podcasts like mine have a very short shelf life. If I was asked to go back through the archives and pick the episodes out that stand on their own regardless of when they were recorded, I might have ten that I could pull out and share with you out of over 600. The rest of the episodes are probably pretty time specific and lost their relevancy about two weeks after they were posted.

So, as of this moment in time, no archives - I'm going for the complete reboot. How many episodes at a time will stay on the feed? The chickens haven't told me yet. 

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tag:upinthisbrain.com,2013:Post/1837971 2022-06-03T19:25:53Z 2022-06-15T19:25:26Z 610: Swinging on the swing of podcasting

6/3/2022

More of the same from the world's most boring man!

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