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!”

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

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!”

Step 2: Podcast needs a theme song right?

I’m mulling over the tracks to use for the theme of the show. I’ve been recording music since I was a kid, so I have a few recordings lying around that I could use. This one is quite old, but I like the noise it brings. There’s a few more, we’ll see what happens. TwoContinue reading “Step 2: Podcast needs a theme song right?”

Logistics: No video for Talking Text.

In my haste to lay the groundwork for the podcast as the year comes to an end, I have been recording tests to see if it would be possible to do a video podcast version of Talking Text simultaneously. Video has been a big part of my life, and since I was an actor inContinue reading “Logistics: No video for Talking Text.”

Talking Text: Podcast Update

It was my goal this year to start a podcast for writers. It would be easy to say it hasn’t happened because of work, family, procrastination, etc. There’s no excuse. I am sorry to say it has not happened because of my inability to time manage. I acknowledge this and now that it’s out thereContinue reading “Talking Text: Podcast Update”