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jadegordon:

John Roderick’s Rendezvous, second meeting!

He opened last week with “some things” he’d “been thinking about”, which is all the promise of entertainment we need, really.

Ultimately, I disagree with his opinions, but I do appreciate him explaining them. I often feel like sassy Roderick gets a lot of backlash before people really listen to the arguments he’s “trying on like jackets”.

During the Q&A portion, someone asked about how much grief he gets in terms of local politics, and people being bothered by him talking about meetings he’s had with them. The answer was basically “a lot.”

I can see the modern day politicians’ concern with someone like Roderick trying to be involved in any kind of political activity or governance, but what I appreciate is how opposite he is to all the stuff we the public know is bullshit. He talks at length about everything he’s done, mistakes he’s made, he admits to all of the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, and if you really wanted to know, it is all out there for the public to learn. His ideas for serving the public are contentious because they often demand that kind of transparency and more honest humanity. There are worse things than having someone become a public servant who has spent a life learning by doing and failing and doing and improving, and continuing activity with the idea that there shouldn’t be secrets, and -

That when it comes to activism and politics, we could all talk more, and find ways to hop over the yelling AT each other about what we don’t like, and maybe start trying to figure out what’s next. Yes, and…?

The special guest was Jason Finn. Spotting his fuzzy head in the crowd, I was super excited, because Finn is tops and a lot of fun when I’ve seen him interacting with some of my favorite performers. His first comment was that he wanted to call in to Roderick on the Line to… “respond”, and that maybe there should be a forum where all we fans can argue with each other about things said on the show. I’m telling you, I would pay real money, maybe even a whole buck a month to hear Jason Finn talkback (Backtalk!) for 20 minutes a week(ish) about RotL.

During some of their chat, Finn mentioned having issues with Roderick’s self-deprivation of a variety of things. He also talked about the hidden cigarettes Roderick has placed around his home as a test of willpower. Like in a box of old bulbs - Candelabras, globes - and light bulbs!

This show was such a pleasant evening, I was in a good mood for the rest of the night, even prompting my partner to say “What has gotten into you?!”
Notes: 

The price did go up 1.50, I think payment methods via BPT changed, not so much a price hike for the actual show. I’m not going to be able to keep up if he does shows weekly. :: PANIC ::

Somehow the audience was not entirely the same people from the first show. This makes me sad, because it wasn’t new people picking up for people who didn’t want to keep attending, but probably people from the 1st show who either snatched up extras, closing out some people, or they gave out the secret ticket link and password. Boo. Hiss.

And if tickets go like that, I’m also likely to be boned out at some point because I do not have a smart phone and can’t buy them online in the room right after he tells us the info. Boo. Hiss. Boo.

jadegordon:

John Roderick’s Rendezvous, second meeting!

He opened last week with “some things” he’d “been thinking about”, which is all the promise of entertainment we need, really.

Ultimately, I disagree with his opinions, but I do appreciate him explaining them. I often feel like sassy Roderick gets a lot of backlash before people really listen to the arguments he’s “trying on like jackets”.

During the Q&A portion, someone asked about how much grief he gets in terms of local politics, and people being bothered by him talking about meetings he’s had with them. The answer was basically “a lot.”

I can see the modern day politicians’ concern with someone like Roderick trying to be involved in any kind of political activity or governance, but what I appreciate is how opposite he is to all the stuff we the public know is bullshit. He talks at length about everything he’s done, mistakes he’s made, he admits to all of the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, and if you really wanted to know, it is all out there for the public to learn. His ideas for serving the public are contentious because they often demand that kind of transparency and more honest humanity. There are worse things than having someone become a public servant who has spent a life learning by doing and failing and doing and improving, and continuing activity with the idea that there shouldn’t be secrets, and -

That when it comes to activism and politics, we could all talk more, and find ways to hop over the yelling AT each other about what we don’t like, and maybe start trying to figure out what’s next. Yes, and…?

The special guest was Jason Finn. Spotting his fuzzy head in the crowd, I was super excited, because Finn is tops and a lot of fun when I’ve seen him interacting with some of my favorite performers. His first comment was that he wanted to call in to Roderick on the Line to… “respond”, and that maybe there should be a forum where all we fans can argue with each other about things said on the show. I’m telling you, I would pay real money, maybe even a whole buck a month to hear Jason Finn talkback (Backtalk!) for 20 minutes a week(ish) about RotL.

During some of their chat, Finn mentioned having issues with Roderick’s self-deprivation of a variety of things. He also talked about the hidden cigarettes Roderick has placed around his home as a test of willpower. Like in a box of old bulbs - Candelabras, globes - and light bulbs!

This show was such a pleasant evening, I was in a good mood for the rest of the night, even prompting my partner to say “What has gotten into you?!”

Notes:

The price did go up 1.50, I think payment methods via BPT changed, not so much a price hike for the actual show. I’m not going to be able to keep up if he does shows weekly. :: PANIC ::

Somehow the audience was not entirely the same people from the first show. This makes me sad, because it wasn’t new people picking up for people who didn’t want to keep attending, but probably people from the 1st show who either snatched up extras, closing out some people, or they gave out the secret ticket link and password. Boo. Hiss.

And if tickets go like that, I’m also likely to be boned out at some point because I do not have a smart phone and can’t buy them online in the room right after he tells us the info. Boo. Hiss. Boo.

— 2 weeks ago with 3 notes
"I wanna tell you about the princess I invented. She’s a princess…and a knight…and a demon. And, she likes girls. She goes on dates with girls and boys. And, she has a cool pink headband. And, tomorrow, she’s going to become the queen."
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— 3 weeks ago with 1428 notes
#merlin mann  #efm  #princess who svaed herself 
fuckyeahjohnroderick:

Where DO you get these ideas, Mr. Jackson?

fuckyeahjohnroderick:

Where DO you get these ideas, Mr. Jackson?

— 3 weeks ago with 6 notes
fuckyeahjohnroderick:

jadegordon:

There’s never ice cream where I want it to be.

Huh. John Roderick in two dimensions. Looking drawn. In what might be…the streets of Amsterdam? Just a wild guess. 
Rumour has it that this isn’t just an illustration. Apparently it’s a “panel” and there are more “panels” like it… 
Unrelated: I don’t know about you, but I think it would be pretty awesome if there was a comic based Roderick on the Line; hard to know if anyone else feels the same way…

fuckyeahjohnroderick:

jadegordon:

There’s never ice cream where I want it to be.

Huh. John Roderick in two dimensions. Looking drawn. In what might be…the streets of Amsterdam? Just a wild guess. 

Rumour has it that this isn’t just an illustration. Apparently it’s a “panel” and there are more “panels” like it… 

Unrelated: I don’t know about you, but I think it would be pretty awesome if there was a comic based Roderick on the Line; hard to know if anyone else feels the same way…

— 3 weeks ago with 17 notes
John Roderick’s Rendezvous and Liveblogging Roderick on the Line 101.

jadegordon:

I was at the show which they discuss at the episode opens…

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The show was delightful. First, there was a professorial talk on why it’s everyone’s civic duty to smoke pot, and how to smoke pot, and how John Roderick has smoked pot (I don’t think this is a spoiler, but one hopes it creates a bit of an appetite. Ba-dum-tch.). Next, there was a Q&A. Then we got to meet Roderick’s lovely new assistants. To end the show, he played one of his newest songs, Same Song.

And on to the follow-up podcast…

During the opening talk, I did feel there was a bullet list-y inflicted drag. I member thinking “I bet he’s trying to consider notes and it’s interrupting his storytelling.” I think Merlin is right about a “set list” approach, particularly with the later Q&A section, where with the most random of prompts, Roderick is able to snap right to a topic.

Merlin’s musical effects = AH HA HA thank you.

Essay reading feels… more suited to audio books for Roderick based content. It seems like he’s trying to go somewhere else with live shows, and it would only be aided, I think, with his natural improvised asides.

Part of me also wonders if he should record the storytelling, THEN write the essay for posterity or publication? (Particularly later where he talks about the joy of writing. Also the latter mentioned desire NOT to see/hear oneself after the fact, he’s got TWO assistants now, so transcription? I also imagine there’s no shortage of uninitiated feedback coming his way *coughcough*. I also hope his assistants will be a filter for feedback without overwhelming boogledeeboo from the audience*.)

I could do with a 50 person capacity. Maybe 30 even if we could all have more space to use tables and relax (although only one hour long, maybe a little more time for the crowd - whatever the size - to socialize after?).

Of course tickets to the next show sold out, we want our stinking badgers.

If Hodgman doesn’t listen to RotL, he’s missing out!

With regard to storytelling, pacing, if you need reminders of Roderick’s effort, (These may not be in exact order, it’s late, I’m tie-tie, sorry.) please see progress from this, to this, and to this, and this… and a million hours of podcasting.

And finally, “Don’t crush the bunny.” I AGREE. I’d rather see a creative groove than a frequent change-up. Something you see a lot with Kevin Smith, I often feel like he doesn’t stop and explore one idea before it blows up into something big, then he chases after a shiny sparkle in the distance.

My side notes:

I wish there was a private forum for attendees to chat about the show, maybe arrange carpools… Bueller? …Bueller?

I hope ticket prices don’t go up. This is kind of the only thing I can afford to even do right now. Even 1 more dollar would make it harder. As it is I can never afford to eat there again, most certainly not during this run of shows.

It may be worth noting for people hoping to go in the future - the venue is not strictly accessible. There’s a step or two up or down to every section of the place, and the ladies’ room seems unlikely to fit a wheelchair - the stall is kind of large, but there’s not enough width in the passage or room for a turn. Aaand the seat is basically on the floor.

*I will never not be bored and disappointed by people who show up and pester him directly or stand just within in earshot complaining about a lack of a new album. Rude. Rude and unhelpful. If that’s all you have to say, stay home and talk about that amongst your friends. Art is weird, settle down.

— 4 weeks ago with 6 notes

jadegordon:

File under “Things that will never happen no matter how hard you try or how badly you want it.”

P.S. This is a thing I drew months ago and I have a hard time looking at it without crying.

— 1 month ago with 7 notes
#jade gordon  #home  #house  #debt  #recession  #disability  #survival 
jadegordon:

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In tribute to a recent Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume : Wyatt Cenac, American Muppet.

jadegordon:

(via Wyatt Cenac by jadegordon (jadegordon) on Mobypicture)

In tribute to a recent Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume : Wyatt Cenac, American Muppet.

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
jadegordon:

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From the 5th episode of Paul F. Tompkins guesting in Ken Plume’s A Bit of a Chat.

jadegordon:

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From the 5th episode of Paul F. Tompkins guesting in Ken Plume’s A Bit of a Chat.

— 1 month ago with 8 notes
killerfurunkel:

tentacle-wallpaper



SOURCE:Actually this is a design by Jade Gordon available in her Spoonflower shop. Reposting because there’s no watermark or source or credit and it keeps getting re-shared without it. It’s great that people like it, and want to buy the wallpaper/fabric/whatever, but OP, how can they do that if you didn’t tell anyone where it came from?

killerfurunkel:

tentacle-wallpaper

SOURCE:

Actually this is a design by Jade Gordon available in her Spoonflower shop. Reposting because there’s no watermark or source or credit and it keeps getting re-shared without it. It’s great that people like it, and want to buy the wallpaper/fabric/whatever, but OP, how can they do that if you didn’t tell anyone where it came from?

(via steampunk-and-junk)

— 1 month ago with 173 notes
#jade gordon  #octopus  #steampunk  #tentacles  #top hats  #gears  #jadegordon  #steam punk  #credit the source