Yeah Boi! 101 posts!
I thought it might be fun to go back to post 000 from back in the heady days of my late 20’s and review:
its july 2012 and i turn 27 this month. i thought maybe its about time i started a blog..000: seems simple enough
Good for you. Why don’t you use capital letters tho?
well i say started… i registered this wordpress account around 2010. its a stupid url name, but i thought it sounded pretty emo, and i liked it. (and if you don’t think that’s not a good enough reason to name anything anything, you can go fuck yourselves)000: seems simple enough
Yeah it’s still a cool name. But it’s pretty difficult to find or tell anyone about. Good job 9 years later you’ll be moving it over to the www.thejaymo.net
as i mentioned ages ago in this post over on tumblr. i HATE writing. it’s probably my dyslexia, but i can’t ever to be bothered to pluck up the inclination to sit down and actually write something. or maybe its my chronic procrastination. right now as i type this i have 30k of words sitting unfinished and unpublished in my google docs. i’m going to try and finish them.000: seems simple enough
Well .. the good news is 7 years and 100 posts later is you no longer hate writing. It only took you winning Nanowrimo 4 times and a daily 300 word diary for 5 years. But you get there in the end. The downside is now at 35, you probably have half a million words of unfinished / unpublished bullshit on your hard drive not 30k which you should probably do something about…
one of the main reasons i want to start a blog is i have been contributing to the edgeryders platform and (god forbid) i *might* have actually enjoyed sitting down, writing something, and hitting publish.000: seems simple enough
Getting involved with Edgeryders and going to the Council of Europe changed your life forever. Thanks historical jaymo.
i kinda took a break from a lot of things last year up until relatively recently. that break included spending some time away from the internet. i started a few projects and had some cool ideas -- for example i was toying with the idea of doing ‘some kind’ of podcast/audio essays in place of actually writing a blog. but it turned out to be WAY more effort than simply sitting down and writing a god damned post. i have three audio experiments sitting on my computer right now -- but i wasn’t happy with them at the time. maybe i’ll edit/recut them and post them at some point.000: seems simple enough
Short form audio essay podcasts you say? 🤔
Imagine where you might be now if you’d just fucking done it then -- Idiot.
Oh, and wrestling with your relationship to the internet? Please
ive decided to also post a public list of ‘things todo’ or ‘things i want to do’ list as a separate page. some of the shit on the list will be personal things -- like updating my flickr account for example.000: seems simple enough
You mean kinda like posting a podcast this week called ‘To Do List?’
BUT for the next year:000: seems simple enough
one post a week. 52 weeks, 52 posts, doesn’t seem too hard…
It was hard and you failed, but it’s because you hadn’t yet discovered discipline. You’ll continue to thrash around madly indefinitely.
It’s funny that not much has changed at all. The seeds of doing permanently moved were there back then in 2012. Only it was going to be 3m1sec. I wonder if I still have those original files….
For those wondering, holiday was great!
To Do List
Back From Holiday so settling back in.
Prepare for my talk and a panel at Unsound Festival
Finish Land As Platform
Make an audio comic?
Finish some music
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded and shared my zine!
Unsound Poland: https://www.unsound.pl/solidarity/events
Unseen Audio Comic: https://www.unseencomic.com
Permanently moved is a personal podcast 301 seconds in length, written and recorded in one hour by @thejaymo
Dipping the Stacks
Finally got paid for some work I did earlier in the year.
Your attention is sovereign has been downloaded over 1k times since last Friday. Thank you to everyone thats read and shared it. Really appreciate it
I finally shelled out for Hemingway App. I find it really useful when I’m making the podcast. So I spent most of the last 2 days since I got back pondering the text in my meditation book.
I read four books whilst I was on holiday
The Calvino Book was inspiring.
Luke Turners book on sexuality a his familiar relationship with Epping forest was fantastic and emotional.
The Space Marine Book I Listened to on audio book and was basically 10hours of war and explosions. Pure Bolter Porn -- Loved it.
My friend farmer Jess told me to read the Carrington book. I now feel much chided that I had absolutely no idea who this amazing woman was until a few weeks ago. The Hearing Trumpet is a Magical Gem of a book. Having the protagonist be a 93 year old woman with ‘opinions’ makes the voice of the novel even more amazing. EVERYONE should read it immediately. Im going to be ordering her complete works very soon.
Black Midi didn’t win the Mercury -- I think they should have. But then again I really do like a bit of self indulgent curl up and die skinny punk boy energy.