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Big Slöjd #2: Soggy Barnacle Skateboard

This week Emmet and I chat about Emmet’s aching bones and short lived skateboarding career, why I don’t have fun when I works and enjoys being shit at things. Oh and also I chats a bit about pole lathe turning there towards the end.

So yeah, I wouldn’t say that I have fun, as such, when I work. I’m what you would call ‘classically mad’. I find a sense of enjoyment and satisfaction from doing the work, but in the moment? No so much. I rather enjoy being shit at things and observing as I gradually, through intent, purposeful work and compulsive repetition become less shit at things.

Once I’m ‘there’, once I reach the goals I once held so far fetched, things usually fizzle out. Sure, there are always another layer, but they get thinner and further in-between. Those beginner moments when revelation after revelation come washing over you in soaking waves soon dry to a gentle drizzle. I abhor stagnation, I need resistance and constant progress, I need to move, towards what I know not. But I certainly can’t stop for too long, who know what would catch me up.

Anywho, Emmet and I enjoy providing you with these little conversations, I hope you find them equally enjoyable, background noises and all.

Podcast is up on Spotify and Anchor. It’s coming to all the other popular platforms, Google Podcast, iTunes and so on. They’re just taking their sweet time.

Big Slöjd #1 – Checkin’ In

Back in 2018 Emmet and I talked about how we should and would start recording a podcast looking sort of thing about carving and, well, living and meaning I guess. So nothing too pretentious. Anyhow, here’s a first episode, to think it only took us two years and a plague to actually start.  

Audio is what it is, we just wanted to kick something out the door. We’re figuring out the best option to record remotely while not being sat in front of a microphone at a computer like total nerds.