SlugisDoug episode 3: Tools for Therapy

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I know, I know it’s been more than a week!
This whole podcasting thing isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Episode three is here now.
Join me as frustration turns to relaxation and talk about tools turns therapeutic.
Oh yeah and there is some music too.

Such a frustrating room!!

THAT room, you know the one.

For those that need it,  I’m including approximate times for each “section” but I hope you listen to it straight through.
0:00 – THAT room.
6:06 – Silver Morning – Brian Eno – Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks
8:28 – It’s all exciting AND a trip to the Home Depot
15:52 – From the Same Hill – Brian Eno – Music for Film
18:33 – Tool talk with Doug
30:02 – Tesla – Cold Electric – Cold Electric
33:55 – Tool talk turns Therapeutic?   b.g.  Neroli: Thinking Music, Part IV (part) – Brian Eno – Neroli
53:23 – poursuite – fonetik – demo



6 comments on “SlugisDoug episode 3: Tools for Therapy

  1. Dam it Doug – I’m gonna start getting angry soon! Make that jealous! This episode was even better than your previous two! I absolutely love the therapeutic tool talk segment – perfectly done! The music in the background was just the right touch- and your subject matter was right on! Weirdest part to me though- the old coach is already learning from the student! I tend not to finish projects, and just as you explained- that may be the reason I continue to put out podcasts every week- because it is something I CAN complete! Your observations made me look at what I’ve been doing- that’s just so wonderful! The fact that you’ve already discovered the therapeutic value of podcasting is great- it sure works for me. I also love how podcasts become intertwined through the cross referencing.

    In short, I am delighted to have tyou out there podcasting and welcoming us into your world, and am pleased that I played some role in this- that is very satisfying.

    Okay- ready for the next one now…

  2. hey Doug, loved your last podcast. Over-all loved #3 the best. But that might be because I alway tried to get you to clean your room!

  3. Best one yet. Flowed very smoothly and the music was great.Your comments on fears are definitely not unique to yourself. However, I suggest that the fact that you were able to recognise and analyse the situation probably puts you ahead in that department for the future. As you say, podcasts may be therapeutic!
    As far as not finishing projects is concerned, as Scarborough Dude says, that also is not unique to yourself. You will be pleased to know that yesterday I again revisited the display cabinet I started to build a year ago last February, which I have worked on sporadically and which has been sitting in my shop since last summer awaiting my decision on how to correct the misaligned doors. That has now been “corrected” (hopefully the naked eye will be fooled into thinking things are nice and square) so the project is now officially underway again. We’ll see how much longer it takes to finish it but at least some progress was made.
    Anyway, enjoyed the podcast and we’ll stay tuned waiting for the next one!

  4. Dealing with my own technical problems and long unfinished projects (the “studio”, the old Dell Dimension that I’m trying to re-purpose as a synth module, balky and unco-operative sound card) has meant that it took me until this morning (Saturday) to make it all the way through episode #3, but I agree that this episode is your best so far.

    Quite apart from the content, which Henry and I found most compelling over a cup of tea as we sat together quietly in the front room this morning, you have a clear talent for the production end of this endeavour. I think the Scarborough Dude is right that the music in the background is just the right touch, and ROMEX THE ELECTRIC GALACTIC OVERLORD made me laugh out loud. I am very much looking forward to the next episode.

  5. Hey Doug, just re-visited your last podcast. Wanted to make sure I heard everything correctly. My thoughts about success and failure. re: talk turns Therapeutic. Could it be only through criticism comes growth. The other thought I had was the fear that: children do not want to let their parents down. Did that ever enter your mind, and if so why? If we were all born smart, there would be no reason to attend school, or even have parents to help one through the tough spots of learning and life. I guess what I’m trying to say is: How much does one really learn from getting it right the first time. We have all said, ‘if I only had it to do again.’ You’re making me think along with you, and that’s good. Mom

  6. Dude – I am still learning from you, don’t be fooled – oh master.
    Geez – It seems very important to recognize the problems one is having getting things done. A car tends to spew foul smoke from the tailpipe when there is something wrong. We tend to complain and procrastinate as a symptom of something being wrong – perhaps that is our smoke in the tailpipe. We just have to find out what the problem is and do what we can to fix it.
    Junior – I figured that you would like ROMEX. Give Henry a scratch under the chin for me.
    Mom – criticism and failing are a very important part in learning. Defeating the FEAR of the two is tough and essential if one is going to move forward or improve. There is always the fear of letting one’s parents down or letting oneself down. Again, one needs to defeat that fear and approach with conviction and an intelligent direction.
    Thank you all for your kind words and enthusiasm. They are always welcome.

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