Show Notes: My Brother Jinho

On this episode of The Ask Your Oldhead Podcast we sit down with my good brother Jinho Ferreira. International recording artist, actor, writer and family to me, Jinho is an amazing creative person. We have been trying to record this interview for two years almost. It is a long story that I will not reveal today, but believe me this is special. We talk writing, rapping, and the paths we walk to finding our gifts. I look forward to having Jinho back later this year to get an update. Thank you Jinho for sitting with me and thank you for listening. Peace

 

Show Notes: Thoughts On Creativity at XOXOfest 2016

In September I was had the opportunity to attend the XOXOfest 2016, right here in Portland, Oregon. XOXO is an experimental festival celebrating independent artists who work on the internet. At the festival I was able to record this show in the Streampdx recording studio. The studio is built inside of a converted Airstream trailer and placed on the common at the festival. The goal is to create a podcast recording studio that is open to the community; providing a space to record and learn for everyone. I took this moment to record some thoughts on my own experience with creative endeavors and my experience at the festival itself. Thank you to the StreamPDX crew (especially @tyeshasnow & @aaronpk) and the everyone at XOXO that opened the door for me to attend.

Thoughts:

  • The whole time I attended this event I felt like I showed up to meeting of folks that work in an entirely different world than me. Although I do this podcast the majority of my works are with people in person in this city. I got the feeling that I was one of the few people there who's day job was social service related.
  • I played a game with a playstation wand that I won due to my elite elusiveness for a man my size. It was crazy fun, involved some kind of chamber music, and tapping other people's controllers. It was really dope and I would be happy to play it again.
  • I met some interesting people, but did not get the time to develop any depth to those new relations. Since this was the last one I will have to do some leg work to reconnect with the people I had to pleasure of meeting.
  • Board and Table games can get really weird, but remain fun. I played several during the game night. Burgle Bros. and Illimat being the most fun. I encourage you to pick them both up.
  • I found out about a lot of cool video stuff, website stuff, game stuff, folks merchandising random stuff, eating stuff, and generally stuff that was stuff. I mean that sincerely.
  • The speakers were really cool. I got a little inspiration, a little motivation, and a little clarity  around expectations. Doing this thing here has been challenging to keep going and having an idea of what I think success looks like for me at this moment.
  • In hindsight I don't know if I maximized my promotion opportunities, but this project was not in position to be promoted anyway at the time. Smh
  • I walked around the a lot and that was cool. Nice roof top bar above Revolution Hall.
  • It still bothers me a little that I have lived in Portland the entire time this event was happening and never once heard about it. I never heard someone else more closely aligned to the tech world bring it up, never saw a flyer, a banner ad, or really anything about it. To that says this was a real inside baseball kind of tech event. Good for those in the loop, but not so much for expanding the attendees. I would have been happy to come to this last year when I was making my first recordings and figure podcasting out. Seems like lost opportunities here as well.
  • I really did enjoy myself. I met new people and would be happy to be apart of a future event if one comes to be.