Never Sunny in Olympia – Journal 4/7/18

That didn’t happen. Olympia, anyways. Thursday was such a weird day, and Wednesday kicked it off. The weather didn’t even hold out, funny enough. The one day in a week where it rained.

So I asked my plus one if he really wanted to bother, as I’d been running off of a lot of tension and 2 hours of sleep that day, and thankfully we decided to scrap the poetry reading. Our plan would have consisted of filming with the GoPro, walking for about 4 miles out in the weather, and I think we both had fucked up enough nights that it wouldn’t be worth it.

Besides, I found some solace in a nice nap.

I don’t know why this month has made me feel like I need to do everything at once. I’ve begun to suspect I’m hypomaniac or something. That’s what reading up on stuff online could tell you. Anyways, I’ve thought of paying a visit to a psychologist since I don’t think I know as much about myself as I could. Also think it’d just be interesting. I’m not a broken tumblrina, but hey, psyche stuff is fun.

Which is a great segue to talk about things I hate about the college experience so far, namely class morons who use whatever airtime they have to spiel… and spiel… and spiel. Somehow I still get to deal with this. One in each class, actually. So that’s great.

Last quarter at Pierce. I can do this. Just fucking exhausting somehow.

I emerge from the isolated era that was this last week with musical recommendations, a bunch of them. These definitely include artists I’m going to be reaching out to to get permission to use music.

Uppermost – Perseverance (the whole album)

Ocean – Seven Lions and Jason Ross (whole EP)

Soundgarden – yes I’m into grunge now.

Hot Chip – Flutes (just that one for now)

Dirt – Alice in Chains

And yeah. Been a weird little week. A huge mix of a bunch of stuff. I especially recommend Step by Step from Perseverance.

I’m also glad to say I’ve gotten a Year V rendition of the Radio Reality City logo shirt that I’ll now be wearing out and about. This one only cost me $15, thank god. I might be able to get a bunch of these and turn around and sell them. That would be radical.

And with the approach to Year V I’m still debating the schedule and moving things around I’ve set up. I think audio stuff is going to wait. I’ve got season one of Days of Reality City written, but bringing myself to speak into a microphone and edit the audio is really getting to me. I’m focusing so much more on the Monarch lately. Maybe I’ll push back the broadcasts to August? I don’t know. Everything is really so up in the air right now. I don’t know where things might be going.

But I do know that I like making stuff, so that’ll keep happening.

Next up on the list of desired acquisitions: a GoPro HD HERO 4, and a Canon 80D. It’s embarrassing to have lenses worth more than the body of the camera itself, at least right now. I also want a Canon that can do video and accept a shotgun mic for things exactly like poetry readings. Now that I have a shirt again I feel the fire to be able to get up and speak, but I’m quaking just thinking about it. I’m going to have to make it out to Olympia in May and do some slamming with the Old Growth collective.

But for now, we have to focus on the small stuff.

Year V is coming, but there’s much to do before we have to face it.

Here’s a poem I wrote recently that I was quite happy of, and very few of you might even get the reference, but I thought it was hilarious. This is “Lawbreaker”:

“Hey gravity,
fuck you.”

Yep. That’s it. That’s the poem. What an Overwatch killer, huh?

With the increasing focus on very detailed poetry comes the slow production pace. Not getting into those sprints anymore, but the poems I’ve been working on lately have been much more technical, as I’ve been looking back and rehashing some of the stuff I’ve written that hits really good marks.

This week, also, I need to come up with material for. Very focused stuff, because this is all something I need to do justice. Somehow. Weird how life circles back.

So that’s what I’ve got for you from Radio Reality City. Publishing is going to slow considerably. I need to digest some things in my life, take a few steps back, and zoom way in again on specific things.

Maybe this is why I want to go see a psychologist.

If you’re going to do anything, consume reality! Radio Reality City!

Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

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