House of Imp 35 – Featuring music we love – Kompoz Showcase #1

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Kompoz – Favorite collaborations – #1

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For December 2017, we picked a couple of great tracks produced by artists from kompoz.com.
This is the first of many more episodes featuring some of our favorite creations. There will be more independant music but also books and movies we simply can’t not talk about. This Kompoz showcase features two collaborations:

“Never Enough”

Written by
BillOnGuitar a.k.a Bill Barrett
with lyrics and vocals by
Wire-and-Wood a.k.a Mike Patterson.
Musicians:
Cory Frey,
Grumpy Grump,
SirWillyDS12 a.k.a Bill Smith.

Lyrics: Never Enough

“Relapse”

Written by
Rx.
Lyrics and vocals by
Fresh727 a.k.a Mika Greiner.

Lyrics: Relapse

Enjoy!
Bill and Jen – Treating Imps right since…. Err.

House of Imp Episode 35 was:

Produced by Jenny K Brennan a.k.a JennyK. and Bill Babcock a.k.a sriracha.

House of Imp music by
Icarus machine – 2017.
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House of Imp 34 – It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it. Hot reporting by Imp

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it – Job interview from the field.

Imp reports!

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Hard questions and in-depth investigative digging with some serious journalism by our own Imp Himpcock, dealing with the tough issues under trying circumstances.
Hear it exlusively in the House of Imp Studios.

Due to unforseen events and a tragic mishap with our camera man Mr. Justn O’Treal, no images could be recovered for use in this report.

JennyK, Imp, and Bill – Straight to the point since 2017.

33 Perfectionism, publishing regret, and feedback diplomacy. A chat with guest Bill Babcock. Imp gets some great feedback.

I can't keep calm, I'm a perfectionist!

Perfectionism, publishing regret, feedback diplomacy.

Everything has to be perfect. Right?

Introducing Bill, who seem to have all his ducks in a row. Is that so?

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In this episode

Imp is asking for feedback. That could have been a wise move, but it all depends on who you ask. 😀

For the first and and certainly not the last time, Bill joins me with his thoughts about the perfectionism that he is quite comfortable with and I handle with much more anxiety. We learn a bit about Bill and what he does other than playing guitar, producing and everything else except play bass and sing, in Icarus Machine. This prog-metal band was formed in 2015, consists of JennyK, Jordi Rebas, and Bill. The rest is, at least in our minds, history.

A learning experience

For me personally, this episode is teaching me things I really could have lived without worrying about. I’ve learned that I suck and can’t keep a sentence going without drifting off into non-thought. The interview part in this episode was a mental struggle and that is despite knowing Bill. My brain freezes and my thoughts scramble. We discarded our first recording. The second one was much better, shorter and slightly more “to the point”. But still, two perfectionists working together will always find something wrong and plenty of excuses for a retake.
So, a light shift in plan, and the third take…. Well. it gave me, if possible, even more anxiety than the first. We decided to use parts of the third to integrate in the second because there were some good moments captured there. However, that’s not quite what happened in the final editing.
What you are hearing is the result of lots of anxiety, even more editing, and a very patient and generous good friend, helping me while aggravating me when saying “You know what you’re doing.”
Arghhhh.

so enjoy my venture into stuff that scares me, and Bill’s first peek into the confusing world that is podcasting. …. 😀

Leave a comment on this page or by using the contact link. Let us know what you think, what could be better, what you would like to hear from us in the future.
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Mentions in this episode

Icarus machine on Facebook

Icarus machine – Official website

Bill Babcock a.k.a Sriracha on Kompoz

Icarus machine on Reverbnation

Listen on Spottify

Support us on Patreon

This sundered World – A Mother’s Heart – Kindle edition – By Jenny Brennan

Icarus machine on soundcloud
JennyK, Imp, and bill – Inducing confusion since 2017.

House of Imp is a production of Studio chaotic – 2017.
Music by Icarus machine and bill Babcock.
Produced by Jenny K Brennan.

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Cookie cutter blog farming? And instant reaction. Yuck!

Water outlet (Hydro power station - Vännäs Sweden) All I wanted was a glass of water.

Article factories

Now, there’s something about calling something a factory that really turns me cold.
Yeah, I get that people want content and they want it fast. They want readable stuff that catch the interest of potential customers. And because it might take thousands of reads for just a few of those to ultimately spend money on something, there needs to be some serious traffic going on.

I get contacted a couple of times a day with offers to either fix up my website to look attractive to customers or to write articles for me. Oh, let’s get you hooked with $1 per article, real fucking quickly, and never mind the content. The article making factory can write shit for me.

Um, Yeah No!

And before you get mad at me; let me just say that I do get it. Your strength may not be in writing stuff and since there are people who do little else but write stuff, then why not? It’s the perfect content creation partnership — if it’s done right. Trust me, I do get that. and I’m not saying it’s all bad. But it is not for me.

My reaction to these offers is simply: No thanks, not interested, go away, please.

If I don’t have hundreds and hundreds of blogs on my website, it’s because I haven’t written hundreds and hundreds of articles. It’s not because I couldn’t find mass produced content for cheap. It is because I don’t want content that is not mine or completely endorsed by me on my site. I don’t have time to sift through sludge to find nuggets. I really don’t. and to be completely honest, I don’t trust content aggregators to know what’s right for me, my brand, and my website. I’m really not all that interested in numbers.

I read enough bad content online to know I don’t want that! And I also see so much crap out there that I do not want to contribute to this cluster-fuck of awful that happens when demand goes from quality to quantity where no one benefits. Except for the Blog writing farms that pay pennies for creativity.
You know, you get what you pay for.
An article I pay a dollar for will not be a good one no matter how you slice it. And in such a case where the read is actually quite interesting, I would feel uneasy about not showing the creator enough respect to pay them properly.
I would happily link to the article, endorse it, and see that people find their way there. Sigh. Old fashioned? 🙂 maybe. Then so be it.

Cookie cutter blog farms? No thank you. not for me. Sorry.

32 Bonus – Audio hijack, Logic, screen reader, loopback – A quick how this all works. Podcast creation in House of Imp

What is that noise - JennyK at desk

Bonus – Audio hijack, Logic, screen reader, loopback – A quick how this all works. Podcast creation in House of Imp.

It’s “Rogue Amoeba”, NOT Rogue Amiga” like I say in this episode. lOL. although that would be equaly weird.

I will not go bak to edit that. Perfectionism is only allowed to push me so far. 😀

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This is a quik demo of part of how I work this thing. Podcast production, all the sounds I want, skype, etc etc. All while using voiceover – The mac screen reader.
It’s not a tutorial, just a quick glance at one particular situation. I’m using Audio Hijack 3 and Loopback from Rogue Amoeba
with Skype and Apple Logic Pro X. Check those out. I may not recommend Apple Logic for podcasting. I use it mainly for more complicated audio production but I’ve started to really like Logic so that is how I do it. Again, not recommended for everyone.

If this isn’t your cup of tea and none of these apps are interesting to you it’s okay to skip this one and we’ll get back to our next House of Imp episode in November.

If you are interested in proper tutorials for Hijack, Loopback, or Logic pro when working with voiceover, click the contact link at the top of the homepage and I’ll see what I can do for you.

Until next time.

JennyK and Imp – Inducing confusion since 2010.

31 – the change, the future, and a blast from the past – what’s happening in the House of Imp

Old destroyed house with the sunlight shining through the window

Welcome to House of Imp – While we wait

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In this update episode:

I’ll let you know what is going on, what will happen in November, and we’ll hear something from the not so distant podcast past. “XXX – Expectations” was one of my first productions with Imp. It is a rare clip that Imp doesn’t want anyone to hear. It’s probably the one where I first realized that I could have fun with this thing. this thing that is now House of Imp – Where normal is odd and weird is a virtue.

Delusional creativity allowed.

Imp is wondering why I do it; put myself through things I’m afraid of. and wy he someday will have to send me to the asylum.

So I’m taking the rest of October off to finish work on the website and to record episodes. Real life stuff is also gnawing at my heals. We will be back on November 1st with a guest and more of Imps own issues revealed.

Take care and while we wait: check out House of Imp – Podcast on Facebook..
Support House of Imp, the creation, the creators, or perhaps even Imp himself. Word has it that he needs new socks. – We really need you. and thanks.

comments, questions, and random thoughts? Use the contact page to let me know.

House of Imp – A Studio chaotic Production.

Music by Icarus Machine / Bill Babcock.

“XXX – Expectations” was first published in Studio chaotic Podcast Episode 3, 2012.

JennyK and Imp – Asking the wrong questions since 2010.