Everything changes. And that’s ok.

Momentum swells and recedes at a moment’s notice. So much has changed in the last month that I’ve had to recalibrate my commitment to the blog and the Idlewind collective endeavors. Today I started a full time position working as an office assistant– It’s a really wonderful thing for my family and I, and youContinue reading “Everything changes. And that’s ok.”

The Addendum Podcast is real now, I guess…

I sort of blinked and realized The Addendum Podcast is ten episodes in. The first five episodes are absolute garbage, but the more recent ones clearly sound like me getting my act together! I really do love this. It’s like my own method of immediate introspection. It allows me to form some thoughts about myContinue reading “The Addendum Podcast is real now, I guess…”

An American Pastime.

To bury a child is an abomination. To bury the second is unsavory, but familiar. To bury the third is industry. Child burial is a coarse proposition like the rope that lowers the flag When god used to look, his head would lower too. Can the father spare thoughts for the republic, trapped in theContinue reading “An American Pastime.”

No outline today. Progress!

There’s been very little activity this week, but what I did put together is documented on the ramblings at Addendum. I’m trying to be less precious about every little recording I make. Every word I write. It’s less of a problem for me when I’m writing, but the process of recording audio is so dearContinue reading “No outline today. Progress!”

Will transparency yield more creativity?

I’m trying to be more transparent about my process and who I am. Not just to the outside world, but to myself. Sometimes, the default choice is to keep an opinion to myself, keep quiet. It has served me well a few times, but the healthier option is to be more open and find thatContinue reading “Will transparency yield more creativity?”

Inspiration from Elliott.

Been thinking a lot about Elliott Smith lately, how he has been a tremendous influence on my writings and how he has been the soundtrack to most of my teenage and adult life.  I’m working up some notes for the next Addendum segment, and found this video link. I find it so beneficial to seeContinue reading “Inspiration from Elliott.”

Addendum, is it working? It’s working!

Hello Scribes, I give you “Addendum: An Idlewind Podcast.” This is my side project to prepare myself to actually podcast like a real person, and I’m starting to feel good about it. Just disregard the first two episodes, but check out the third one (link below). I’m very excited to continue this development. It’s likeContinue reading “Addendum, is it working? It’s working!”

Jaime, on the Record.

Baby steps: In my preparation for the upcoming Talking Text Podcast, I’m practicing my talking chops in a series of tangents and noise over at Anchor. A fantastic app. It is the 21st century. More stuff to come! -Jaime Alejandro https://anchor.fm/addendum/episodes/14a4024

Need inspiration? Check out #icprompts!

Follow Idlewind, WY on Instagram @idlewindwy for creative prompts to start your art! Are you a working class creative? Let me know what you’re working on! -J. Alejandro P.S. What the hell is this all about? What is Idlewind? Check out my first post.

Talking Text, Episode 1 in the can!

It’s insanity that I am actually doing this, but it feels right in a way: Episode 1 is in the can, ready to be uploaded. This one is a simple introduction with me babbling for a few minutes, but as that handsome film-quoting robot once said, “Big things have small beginnings.” I am holding offContinue reading “Talking Text, Episode 1 in the can!”