33 Perfectionism, publishing regret, and feedback diplomacy. A chat with guest Bill Babcock. Imp gets some great feedback.

I can't keep calm, I'm a perfectionist!

Perfectionism, publishing regret, feedback diplomacy.

Everything has to be perfect. Right?

Introducing Bill, who seem to have all his ducks in a row. Is that so?

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In this episode

Imp is asking for feedback. That could have been a wise move, but it all depends on who you ask. 😀

For the first and and certainly not the last time, Bill joins me with his thoughts about the perfectionism that he is quite comfortable with and I handle with much more anxiety. We learn a bit about Bill and what he does other than playing guitar, producing and everything else except play bass and sing, in Icarus Machine. This prog-metal band was formed in 2015, consists of JennyK, Jordi Rebas, and Bill. The rest is, at least in our minds, history.

A learning experience

For me personally, this episode is teaching me things I really could have lived without worrying about. I’ve learned that I suck and can’t keep a sentence going without drifting off into non-thought. The interview part in this episode was a mental struggle and that is despite knowing Bill. My brain freezes and my thoughts scramble. We discarded our first recording. The second one was much better, shorter and slightly more “to the point”. But still, two perfectionists working together will always find something wrong and plenty of excuses for a retake.
So, a light shift in plan, and the third take…. Well. it gave me, if possible, even more anxiety than the first. We decided to use parts of the third to integrate in the second because there were some good moments captured there. However, that’s not quite what happened in the final editing.
What you are hearing is the result of lots of anxiety, even more editing, and a very patient and generous good friend, helping me while aggravating me when saying “You know what you’re doing.”
Arghhhh.

so enjoy my venture into stuff that scares me, and Bill’s first peek into the confusing world that is podcasting. …. 😀

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29 – Creepy fat cop and a little bit of thinking – Spoilt by Icarus machine

A woman picks up the road and changes direction

29 – Creepy fat cop – the dangers of thinking – a time for change

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Imp is a bit worried. Apparently I think too much and it could kill me.
this is a shorter episode for a reason. I am in the process of changing it up. I need a new name, new image, new intro, and a slightly different approach. The content will be more or less the sam. But I’ve grown tired of the name. “Studio chaotic” is the name of my studio as well as company -when I’m in need of a company name – but it’s not a name for a podcast. I don’t go into it much here. Just letting you know what’s going on. I’ll give myself a month to get stuff ready. Next episode, I’ll let you know how it goes.

But for now; enjoy “Spoilt” by Icarus machine, a rant and some thinking.

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JennyK and Imp – Never quite right since 2010.

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

A woman standing on sand that is sinking.

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. 🙂
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.

20 – A change of heart – A rant – The Imp – A podcast getting its shit together.

Studio Chaotic – Restarting – On schedule – What?

Yeah, i know it sounds incredible. But it’s true. This podcast escaped death by a fraction. Here’s me and Imp deciding the future. There’s a rant about why and a big thanks to one of my Podcast heroes.

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To start with, Studio Chaotic will release episodes every second Friday starting tonight May 5th.

JennyK and Imp [ Still here – still talking nonsense – still seriously having too much fun. Saying

Embrace the crazy – All is well!

19 – Stepping back into podcast land — The difference a year makes — Icarus Machine, Mac, and the future

A Mother's Heart Book Cover

The Studio Chaotic tentative return – With music and news — And Imp

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Here’s a slightly confusing and disjointed episode where I try to tie up over a year of JennyK.
Not possible, I know I didn’t do a great job on this one. But I just need to get my feet wet again and truth is; I’ve missed it. So take it for what it’s worth. Got some news and places to check out.

Links

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Cheers

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