Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Podcast and more

So, i get louder at the end.  It's been a while since I got so riled up (while drinking)(on a recording) about a topic.  Today's topic is personal space, why do people find the need to break it?

On side note, this weekend is Florida SuperCon and my first year behind a booth.  I'll be hanging out with Juan and Creature getting a new perspective on comic cons, something i've been a visitor to for many years but always on the outside looking in.  I'll have my recording gear with me so Juan and i will do a comic con edition episode.  I'll also be talking to booth visitors and recording them too to include in the podcast.  So, expect 2 episodes this weekend, not much of Juan and I, mostly getting to know people who come to the booth.  AND!!! The Zombie Years shirt will be for sale too, super excited about that.  Expect to read more about this as the weekend happens.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zombie Years shirt

Juan rocking the prototype.  I like it, not just cause you know, i did it, but because it evokes what it's supposed to be.  Simple, raw and DIY.  Juan's design is perfect, i just need to learn a little more about screen printing to make the shirt something we'd be proud to see people wearing.

Free tickets to the gun show!!

Since chivalry is dead, guys, let's just work out our arms so they can at least have something to hang on to.  Chivalry is dead and buried.   Women like to fend for themselves, which is fine, but with each new generation there is less and less expected from a man.  It used to be that a lady would wait for a man to open the door for her, now women just push you out of the way or give you a look as if you're going to do something after they enter.  That men paid for things, at least the first date should be covered by the man.  Now, a girl will agree to go dutch on a date.  I'm not saying that's not good, once a relationship has some miles, it's kinda cute when you do that, hell it's compliment when she pays.  But, first date, nope.  Just saying.  A guy should know a little about everything, so that once in a while one of things he knows will come in handy.  Checking under her hood, (of her car, but the sexual innuendo too), changing the oil, changing a tire, checking the liquids for fuck's sake (on her car and sexual innuendo).  It used to be that looking like a grease monkey turned a girl on, now most men don't want to get their hands or clothes dirty. 

So that's how my rant started, then i had a conversation with my buddy and well, i guess i've changed my perspective, a little.  He threw out words like "intentions", "courtesies"  and i had to rethink my opinion.  I don't even know if this post is even necessary.

In the end what i'm trying to say is, ladies, set your bar a little higher, expect shit from men.  Fellas, man the fuck up, just a little, cause, they don't say it, but a girl likes it when she can be surprised by your capabilities under a hood (of a car and sexual innuendo).  I'm not saying go fuck somebody up for eying your girl, but let her feel like you would.  Fuck, let her feel your arms and remind her you could. 
But ladies, do us a favor in return, girl it up a little.  Know how to cook, iron, and pamper us once in a while.  I'm not saying live in the kitchen, i'm just saying know your way around one.  It's give and take in these current times.  
To be honest, did chivalry ever even exist or did we make it up to have something to reference?  To be honest, i don't think i even care.  Me, I'm just never letting a woman walk between me and the street, that's all.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

A year of doing this

We've been doing this for a year, that's impressive considering how it all started.  
From when Juan and I met, one thing was obvious to everyone around us, we could talk.  I mean, we'd sit down and have 5 hour conversations, about anything and everything and even then he'd be walking out the door and there we'd stand for a while talking through a screen door.  For a person who isn't social and weary of new people, Juan fucking ninja'd himself into my circle, the best part was that he didn't even know it.
After a few times of us having marathon conversations we joked about recording them.  It seemed like the natural evolution, people needed to hear the amazing things we were talking about.  No, not really.  We just thought it was the only medium Juan hadn't touched yet.  He's got the comics, the screenwriting, the painting, the movies, the cons and on top of all the he helps run Creature.  It made sense to start doing a podcast, since at the time i was dabbling into recording and had a very minimal gear for it.  The fit was perfect, one thing he and i agree on is that sometimes the simpler the better.  You haven't seen the prototype for the Zombie Years shirt, but when you do, you'll see what we're talking about.  We take a little pride in being able to present a good quality recording.  Specially since we just do it in my small home office with a basic mixer, a free recording program from Audacity, two mics and the need to put out something that not only is worth hearing but also sounds good.
Best example of that i think is the times we've done it over the phone.  At first we were reluctant because we've heard other pods and it was very obvious that there was a disconnection between both parties.  I did a lot of research on how best to connect a cell phone to the mixer and i was about to order expensive things online to achieve that.  Then one email from Juan and something he saw online answered everything, the most plain and simple way and it wouldn't cost more than $6 from Radioshack.  
I'll be honest, but if this was a big deal to do, we'd probably not do it.  Instead, we meet up, 5 minutes to set up and then just hit record.  We have made it that simple and that's why the conversations flow so easily, trust me when i say, if this ever becomes difficult we'd retire it.
I don't plan on living in Miami forever, so there will be a time when we're going to call it quits, but i know me and i'll find a way to still involve him into whatever this evolves into. So, stay tuned and thanks for listening, we do appreciated.


Friday, June 8, 2012