All posts by JennyK

. Vocalist, podcaster, writer, producer of questionable content. Ten years blind, five years of so what?

28 Leeches, kids, and other parasites

What’s the difference between parasites and adult children living at home?

Well, sometimes none that I can see.

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There are times when and episode is begging me to be recorded, then screaming at me to not be heard.
This is one of those.

There’s too much truth here, and I’m throwing people under the bus. That is not like me. so it was hard to decide. In the end I did a few small revisions and added both my reservations and my stubborn need to say what I need to say. the truth, but only part of it, with a few mean jokes along the way. Those were Imp’s idea though. Honest! πŸ˜€

Kids moving back home indefinitely or simply never bothering to grow up to move out in the first place. That is what I’m talking about here. don’t get me wrong; helping out ones children is a good thing. It’s natural, it’s the right thing to do. It’s when the power dynamic shifts and the “temporary” becomes “indefinitely” and unreasonable becomes normal and the trap has closed that is the real issue. It’s far too common and creates so many problems. It’s easy to immediately use the word “millennial” — The entitled generation. I say it’s easy but I don’t necessarily agree with it. Generalizing is always dangerous and I try hard not to do that. But the sad truth is that it’s the horrible examples that gets showcased. It’s not fair because I know it’s still a small fraction of children in their twenties and early thirties who appear to be just like described; entitled freeloading young adults thinking the world owes them something, kids taking no responsibility for their own behaviour, individuals who tend to use guilt to blame their parents into giving them what they want so they don’t have to work for it.

It’s not all children. and to be fair, not all parents are saints. Too many kids lack support of any kind from their parents. Sometimes shit happens to kids and it has nothing to do with their parents. But I’m not talking about any of that today. It’s a completely different episode, with another personal story. I can only handle so much honesty in one go. πŸ˜€

So that is that. disclaimers and reservations complete. and it is funny. If you feel targeted and offended on behalf of yourself or someone you know, keep in mind that this is my truth. And it was all Imp’s idea anyways.

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JennyK and Imp – cleaning up other people’s crap since 2010.

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27 – Welcome to the clinic, Mr. Imp. ASMR – Let the tingles begin. – Corrected Mix!

Welcome to the clinic – ASMR, let the tingles begin

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Enjoy. πŸ˜€

Disclaimer:
Although I think the idea is cool and there’s much fun to be had with ASMR, it turned out to be more difficult than I had thought. Not so much the ASMR aspect of it, but the state of gear in this studio. I didn’t really hav the right props for what I wanted to do. so it’s a bit of a hack. I used two different types of microphones to create some type of stereo image – Because those are the only two microphones I own – it didn’t turn out all that great. Being squished into the vocal booth with those microphones plus all the props I needed, plus me – because that is the only quiet place in the house- didn’t make it an easy job. But I learned a shitload of stuff along the way. And really, I am working hard to remove this perfectionism I suffer from so I’m thinking it’s a good thing. I went from despair to gleeful silly creativity at each step of this nonsense.

So take it for what it is; A fun learning experience and a bit of sick twisted story-telling. πŸ˜€

Note:
I would recommend, if you’re thinking “what the fuck is ASMR?”, to ask Mr. Google. It won’t make much sense if you don’t really know what this is a parody of. πŸ˜€
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Cheers for now.

JennyK and Imp – Feeling a bit ill since 2010.

26 – Catching up… Well, trying to. Late night impulse recording

late night chat about this and that. Trying to catch up with myself.

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It’s been one of those weeks. Well, two of those weeks.
Icarus machine is working on the patreon page which has been neglected for too long. so there is hope. πŸ™‚
Tired ramblings.
Imp is here. Or is this just another delusion? I tried to ignore him but it never works.

JennyK and Imp – Making things harder than they need to be since 2010.

25 Crime and punishment – Imp on trial – Monologue after half a beer

Crime and punishment – Imp on trial – Monologue after half a beer

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Imp is in trouble again and in the second part Jenny gets all philosophical and shit.
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In the House of Imp – JennyK and Imp does the time since 2010.

24 – Interlude – Considering the reality of dreams and gear misunderstood

An interlude – Living the bad dream – Microphone update

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I interrupt the regular programming for a rant. Dreams can sometimes make more sense than reality. At least one can escape a dream. πŸ™‚ But on a good note, I finally got motivated to really check what I’ve got and see if I really did get the best out of my gear. Which of course I didn’t. Microphone trouble taken care of. I got looking into all of this thanks to a new, for me, youtube channel. Check out Booth junkie if you want to get the best out of your voice and your gear when working with voice over. It’s not the same thing as singing btw. πŸ™‚

Mentions:

Although I regret not mentioning this in the podcast, here is Mike, The ultimate
Booth Junkie on Youtube.

My gear:

heading level 1 Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone on amazon
The MXL 771 Condenser microphone on amazon.
the studio Projects VTB-1 on SoundOnSound.
The Mackie Onyx 820i on SoundOnSound.

Never look up, never look back, never ever ever grow up.
Now, if you want to go crazy like me, you should start a podcast. Here’s a good place to start that insane project of yours:
Join the School of Podcasting with Dave Jackson.

Nope, not an affiliate of anything mentioned and certainly not of amazon. I just happen to be lazy and that is where i bought my microphones.

JennyK and Imp – Making things happen in odd ways since 2010.

Roll of toilet paper
Roll of toilet paper

23 – H. Impkock – The Brailler. A studio Chaotic and House of Imp mystery – Part 1,

The Brailler – Part 1

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A Studio chaotic and house of Imp Creation.

Sound Design JennyK – Inspiration and encouragement by Dave.

A few words of wisdom after the story – Listen carefully!

JennyK and Imp – Making it real since 2010.