Friday, December 30, 2005

JIMM 29 - Year End Review

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Welcome to the last Journey Inside My Mind podcast for 2005! Thank you all so much for listening, and a warm welcome to any new listeners.

direct link to show (mp3, 51:59, 35.6 MB)


You can listen online with the FREE Pupu player (see links section)!

OurMedia page: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/128734
Internet archive page: http://www.archive.org/details/DanJohnsonJrJIMM29YearEndReview

Dan Podcasting
Dan Podcasting,
originally uploaded by danimal0416.
SWEEPER: (Forrest Gump) "My mama always said [Journey Inside My Mind] was like a box of chocolates: you never know what you're gonna get."
SONG: Gidgets Ga Ga - "Spirit of the Season", via e-mail from the band

Presenting the free Pupu player that lets you listen to the podcast by streaming episodes in a separate window - pretty fast on dialup connections, too.

PODSAFE: "Nice" - Jennifer Helane PMN page
SHOUT-OUT: Karen, the Official Goof of Journey Inside My Mind
PODSAFE: "Did You Think" - Adrina Thorpe PMN page

We gave Adrina's CD "Elusive" to the Official Mom and also Keisha's teacher for Christmas.

PROMO: JIMM 16 - Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walk-a-thon
PODSAFE: "Meant To Be" - Rob Costlow (PMN page), used as background music during the promo

PROMO: JIMM podcast, introducing the Dayton band Murmur
background is "Instead of Goodbye (live)" - Murmur official site
PODSAFE: "Instead of Goodbye" - Murmur PMN page

PODSAFE: "People Podcast" - Natives of the New Dawn (PMN page)
PSA: Call the Listener Hotline with requests, comments, or suggestions. PODSAFE: a.b.e (anthems of a bygone era) (PMN page), used as background music during the spot
PODSAFE: "Baja Taxi" - Brain Buckit (PMN page)

PODSAFE: "In the Circle" - Hungry Lucy (PMN page)
PSA: Matthew Ebel's album "Beer and Coffee" is available at his website
PODSAFE: "Trees" - Matthew Ebel (PMN page)

Next show will be Jazzmania 3

PODSAFE: "No Use Denying" - The Cool Waters Band PMN page
SWEEPER: Keisha says, "Make it a great day, and so long for now."

Please let these musicians know you've heard their music on the Journey Inside My Mind podcast. THANKS!

PMN = Podsafe Music Network

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Noelle Rocks (video)

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direct link (mpg, 11 MB, 1:01)

OurMedia page: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/126806
Internet Archive page: http://www.archive.org/details/Noelle_Rocks

In this short video clip, recorded 24 Dec 2005, in our car, Keisha helps her My Scene doll Noelle to rock to the intro of "No Use Denying" by The Cool Waters Band (Podsafe Music Network page).

Look for this song to be played in its entirety in this week's year-in-review podcast around Wednesday or Thursday.

Feel free to look around. Check out the main blog: http://journeyinsidemymind.blogspot.com for non-podcast post updates throughout the week.

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

JIMM 28 - Christmas Memories

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Merry Christmas, everybody!

SWEEPER: "Journey Inside My Mind - some assembly required."
PODSAFE: Gidgets Ga Ga (PMN page) - "Christmas Wish"
PODSAFE: Jim Fidler - "I Still Remember" (PMN page)(used as background for entire show, repeated)

STORY: Battleship peg
Be careful what you put in your ears: Ear buds - good. Battleship pegs - bad.
HOLIDAY GREETING: Miami Valley Musicast
HOLIDAY GREETING: Ed's Mixed Bag holiday wishes to Journey Inside My Mind listeners
PODSAFE: Candy Butchers (PMN page)- "Give Me A Second Chance This Christmas"

COMMENT: Official Mom - being a Santa's helper - 6 Million Dollar Man action figure (IMDB.com entry) | (wikipedia entry)
HOLIDAY GREETING: 101 Uses for Baby Wipes
SWEEPER: "Journey Inside My Mind: some contents may have settled during shipment."
PODSAFE: Peeper Radio Theatre (PMN page) - "RoboSanta"

STORY: Keisha's best Christmas memory/Signing Santa
HOLIDAY GREETING: Audio Collective Podcast
PROMO: Lynn Parson's Christmas show available Thursday, Dec 22nd!
SWEEPER: "Hi! This is Keisha. You're listening to Journey Inside My Mind with my Daddy, Dan Johnson."
PODSAFE: Number One Fan (PMN page) - "Christmas Is Here"

COMMENT: Official Mom - Dan playing with manger scene
SWEEPER/STATION ID: Peeper radio/"Journey Inside My Mind" (whisper)
STORY: 12 Gifts at Christmas
LISTENER HOTLINE: Call (206) 666-JIMM to leave a comment or a suggestion
STORY: First Christmas tree
PODSAFE: Beatrice Ericsson (PMN page) - "Christmas Without You" (country music from Sweden)

Closing thoughts

HOLIDAY GREETING from Keisha:
PODSAFE: Allison Crowe (PMN page) - "Silent Night"
Keisha says, "Make it a great day, and so long for now."

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

JIMM 27 - Poetry and Sickness

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direct link to the show (mp3, 30:30, 20.9 MB)

corresponding OurMedia link: http://www.ourmedia.org/node/118704

00:16 PODSAFE: Dusty Hughes (PMN page) - "I Saw Three Ships"
01:50 "What happens when a man goes through his own portal? We'll see."
02:14 FEEDBACK: Official Mom says, "sometimes when I'm listening to Journey Inside My Mind, I'm READING about Journey Inside My Mind."

03:12 Feed URL is feeds.feedburner.com/JIMMPodcast
03:35 Feed referenced at Yahoo! Podcasts and over at Podcast Alley are referring to an obsolete feed, which means that it's not showing the most current episodes.
03:59 Been sick - upper respiratory infection, viral
04:28 Meetings about Keisha
05:04 Run-down of the show, all pre-announced

06:55 PSA: Fire safety during the holidays via Home Safe 411 podcast
07:20 Intro to Keisha reading poems
07:55 PODSAFE: Brad Sucks (PMN page) - "Sick as a Dog"
11:00 SWEEPER: "Journey Inside My Mind should not be used as a floatation device."
11:05 Keisha reads "December Leaves"
12:20 HOLIDAY GREETING: Derek K. Miller - Penmachine Podcast
12:30 PODSAFE: Derek K. Miller (PMN page) - "We Three Kings"
14:20 SWEEPER: (whispered) "Journey Inside My Mind"
14:25 Keisha reads "Hanukkah Song"
16:40 PROMO: The SG Show
17:03 PSA: Call the Listener Hotline at 206 666 JIMM (206 666 5466)
17:25 PODSAFE: Murmur (PMN page) - "Instead of Goodbye"
20:45 Keisha reads "Hanukkah Rainbow"
21:40 Which of the three poems of those we've read are our favorites
22:05 Still listening?
23:20 Let the artists know you heard their music on the Journey Inside My Mind podcast
23:30 E-mail or call in song requests
24:00 Anyone can become an Official of Journey Inside My Mind, just let me know what office you'd like to hold

25:05 Next week's episode will be about Christmas Memories, so tune in for that one
25:10 PODSAFE: 3 Blind Mice (PMN page) - "Watchstar"
30:28 Keisha says, "Make it a great day, and so long for now."

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Snow Begins

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Movie file: (mpg, 44.6 MB, 4:16)

Audio Only: (mp3, 2.93 MB, 4:16)

This video was shot an hour before I took the picture accompanying the post "That White Stuff". I downloaded it and made it into a short movie. If you're not willing to wait for the video download, I've included an audio-only file.

A corresponding file at OurMedia for the movie is --> http://www.ourmedia.org/node/115635

I was able to play the mpg file in Windows Media Player. Let me know what you think!

Song played:

"Chilled" by Marco Raaphorst, via the Podsafe Music Network

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

JIMM 26 - Salvation Army Christmas Cheer

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Merry Christmas everybody! In today's show, I'm going to share about my experiences working for the Salvation Army to help spread Christmas cheer.

Direct link to show (mp3, 30:26, 20.8 MB)

Here's the breakdown:

00:08 "Okay man, start it up! Let's get it started, in here!"
00:15 PODSAFE: Number One Fan (PMN page)- "Christmas Is Here"
03:06 "What happens when a man goes through his own portal?"
03:16 PODSAFE (used as background throughout the show): Larry Seyer (PMN page)- "Jingle Jangle"

04:04 Number One Fan recently opened for Green Day at the Nutter Center in Dayton.

04:39 One of the nice things about the cold weather is that you can place items outside to keep them cold if you don't have enough room in your refrigerator.

04:48 Last year I worked for the Salvation Army website at Christmastime, at the Kroger on Needmore Road and the Kroger on Siebenthaler

05:45 Saxophone playing vs. guitar playing, not taking myself too seriously and having a lot of fun with it.

06:59 LISTENER FEEDBACK: Rich Palmer from the Miami Valley Musicast and Home Safe 411 podcast calls the listener hotline with some comments about "JIMM 23 - Play With Fire". He's a safety educator for a fire department in Centerville, Ohio, and while he was listening to the stories, he wasn't sure whether to be angry, to laugh, to cry, or be upset.

While some of the situations described in that podcast were not preventable; some of them were, and while the stories had some entertainment value, hopefully listeners will learn from us. "A wise person learns from their mistakes, but the truly wise learn from the mistakes of others." (Amen to that.)

09:07 SWEEPER: "You're listening to Journey Inside My Mind - Not all who wander are lost."
09:13 PSA: Candle safety during the holidays (Keisha's hair caught on fire from a candle that was placed on the toilet tank - hear about it on JIMM 23 around 36:38)
09:43 Rich Palmer's PMN page (he's got some great safety songs for children I'll have to feature on upcoming podcasts)
10:23 Rich was also one of the artists in the chorus for Podsafe for Peace - "If Every Day Were Christmas"
10:36 Did you get the clip of our cat Zoe in the feed over the weekend? Thanks to the Official Mom for the camera!
11:16 SWEEPER: "No animals were harmed in the production of Journey Inside My Mind podcast."
11:36 Salvation Army gig in Middletown, Ohio 1998.
12:08 First gig with the Salvation Army was in 1993.
13:24 The kettle drive, what the kettle is, etc. How the donations are used.
14:19 1993 gig - From bell ringing to sax playing.
14:59 HOLIDAY GREETING: Scott Fletcher from Podcheck Review - Happy Chr- WHAT?? (LOL)
15:12 PODSAFE: Peeper Radio Theatre - "12 Days of Christmas" (I mispronounced their name on the show)
17:55 PSA: Call the Listener Hotline 206 666 JIMM
18:16 SWEEPER: "Hi, this is Keisha. You're listening to Journey Inside My Mind with my Daddy, Dan Johnson."
18:45 More from the Salvation Army gig. Being at the Madeira Kroger. Cold. Playing music softly inside the store, trying to warm up.
20:06 Mrs. Tanaka gave me some hot chocolate and some cookies.
21:00 The folks at the Madeira Kroger liked "O Holy Night". Playing the song for a packed front section of the store. Applause.
23:27 The photographer from the Cincinnati Enquirer visits me at the Madeira Kroger doing my thing. Pictures taken.
25:15 I got on the front page of the Christmas Eve edition!
26:06 I had no idea the kind of impact the job would have had.
26:26 HOLIDAY GREETING: Alaska Podshow Podcast - podcasting not far from where Santa Claus is!
26:45 Wrapping up the show
27:17 PODSAFE: Friction Bailey - "O Holy Night"

Sunday, December 04, 2005

My First Ever Movie

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Hi everyone!

The Official Mom gave us an early Christmas present this past week. While trying to learn how to work it, I captured our cat doing something kinda cute.

The clip itself is one minute long (wmv, 1:05, 958 kB), and it has some opening and closing titles. I put the movie together using Windows Moviemaker. It should play in Windows Media Player okay.

I don't have the lighting down yet, and it shows. Nevertheless, feel free to share it and let me know what you think!

Friday, December 02, 2005

If Every Day Were Christmas

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Howdy!

I didn't want to wait to record an entire podcast to make this song available. The song is called "If Every Day Were Christmas" (mp3, 4.20 MB, 4:35), and it's a special benefit song that has a host of artists from the Podsafe Music Network on it.

Produced by Slau and co-written by Orlando Pagan, the idea for this benefit project was initiated by Adam Curry. All proceeds from the sale of this recording will be donated to UNICEF.

Stay tuned for more info!

12/7/2005 Update: the Podsafe for Peace website is up, and you can buy the song.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

JIMM 25 - Game Night

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Join us in a game of Uno Attack and listen to some great podsafe music.

Show breakdown (mp3 - 26:10, 18.9 MB):

00:00 25 episodes and counting!
00:40 This podcast is ready for liftoff
00:50 Jill Parr - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
05:00 Introduction and thanks
07:10 PROMO: Ed's Mixed Bag Holiday Reminder
08:18 Uno Attack, Graeter's Ice Cream, and Stuffy Heads
Cincinnati to You, website where you can order stuff from Cincinnati, like Graeter's ice cream
09:50 PROMO: Tanfastic Podcast
11:05 Figuring out how to play Uno Attack with the card launcher
11:50 PROMO: Podictionary
13:22 Smallfish - "Thank You"
16:40 Call the Listener Feedback Line: 206
17:01 Dan gets attacked by Uno! TWICE!
18:18 "I'm not afraid. I was born to do this."
18:23 Fumitaka Anzai - "Mermaid Song"
22:54 Closing thoughts
23:21 Jonathan Coulton - "Podsafe Christmas Song"
Show Jonathan some love by visiting JonathanCoulton.com and letting him know what you think of his music!
25:59 Jennie (my wife) has something to tell me...

Some music from the Podsafe Music Network

Thanks for listening and subscribing!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

JIMM 24 - It's Time to Give Thanks

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It's Thanksgiving in the United States, and here's a special podcast to celebrate. Direct link to mp3 (15.9 MB, 23:11)

Here's the breakdown:
0:00 Opening Teaser
0:17 Smallfish - "Thank You"
3:27 "What happens when a man goes through his own portal?" "We'll see."
3:37

  • Introduction
  • Presentation by Keisha
  • Artists who Gave Thanks, part 1
  • Some things I'm thankful for
  • background music: Rob Costlow - "Family"
8:08 Working Podcast Promo
8:27 Josh Woodward - "Thanks for Coming"
12:11 Station ID by Keisha
12:20 Matthew Ebel - Announcement
12:38 Matthew Ebel - "Wasting My Time" new song!
15:53 Call the Listener Hotline: (206) 666-5466
16:15
  • Artists who Gave Thanks, part 2
  • Three things Jennie is thankful for
  • background music: The Egerton Boyz - "Get Out of Bed"
18:04 Diabetic Feed Promo
18:36
  • What Keisha is thankful for
  • Official Mom - Thanksgiving wishes and what she's grateful for
  • background music: Derek K. Miller - "Pocketbook"
20:44 Tresa Street - "Christmas of Love"

Music played was from the Podsafe Music Network

Saturday, November 19, 2005

JIMM 23 - Play with Fire

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Direct link to mp3 (41:15, 28.3 MB)

This week we're going to do something we've never done before, "play with fire". Over the past week or so, I've collected some stories about me, my wife, and our daughter that I'm going to share with you. They all involve fire. Fire is very attractive, useful, but also dangerous. Some of these stories will be a bit humorous while other may not be as humorous.

Here's the breakdown:

0:00 Opening theme
1:42 Introduction and housekeeping notes
3:02 Teenage Irony (Dan) | music: Black Adam - "Fire Night"
my dad was a lieutenant in the fire department
6:38 Back Porch (Jennie) | music: Brain Buckit - "Baja Taxi"
panic means common sense goes out the door to the back porch
14:20 Burnt Offering (Dan) | music: Jim Fidler - "Friendly Fire Epilogue"
i guess i relied too much on my car
21:47 Middletown Apartment (Dan) | music: Planet of Women - "Waking Up The Neighborhood"
glad our neighbors were looking out for us
28:04 Official Mom Shout-Out
28:14 Call the Listener Hotline
28:37 Stoking the Fire (Dan) | music: De La Vega - "Let It Burn"
the song says it all
32:30 Intro to Keisha's story
32:55 Keisha's Story (Dan, Keisha, Jennie) | music: Vivek Shraya - "Fire and Fall",
36:38 Keisha's Story (cont'd) | music: Hungry Lucy - "In the Circle"
here's an illustrative lesson on how not to decorate your home
40:36 Closing comments
40:57 Outro - Dan puts Keisha to bed
this tradition is one my mom started with us kids when we were little
Music played was from the Podsafe Music Network

By the way, if you know the iTunes link to this podcast, would you please e-mail it to me so that I can include in on this page? The e-mail address is danimal0416 at gmail dot com.

Monday, November 07, 2005

JIMM 22 - Podcasts in My Ears

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JIMM 22 - Podcasts in My Ears contains promos, songs, and feedback:

Friday, November 04, 2005

Podcast Promo introducing Dayton-based Band 'Murmur'

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Hey everyone! I just uploaded a new promo for the Journey Inside My Mind Podcast: mp3

In it I share about finding a band from Dayton called Murmur whose music I got permission to play on the podcast after sending them an e-mail.

They weren't listed on the Podsafe Music Network, so I suggested that they upload some of their music so that other podcasters could play it, which they did.

11/5/2005 Update: The promo has generated some discussion at DaytonBands.com. I got an e-mail from Rich Palmer, who does the Miami Valley Musicast, where he features bands from the Cincinnati and Dayton area. He's going to play my promo on his podcast soon, and he sent me the link to his promo, so that I can play it on mine, too.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

JIMM 21 - Jazzmania 2

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JIMM 21 (32:17, 22.1 MB) describes another bout of Jazzmania I've had, from listening to some great female vocalists on the Podsafe Music Network. Beware! Jazzmania is contagious - my wife and daughter have fallen in love with the music played here, too.

Here's the run-down, including the songs played:

Monday, October 31, 2005

JIMM 16 - The Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walk-a-thon

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This post will remain at the top for the duration of October, for Domestic Violence Awareness month - DAJ (originally posted 200510040312)

Mood: contemplative

JIMM 16 (36:01, 32.9 MB) is a soundscape soundseeing podcast taken from audio recorded on Sunday, September 25, 2005. On that day members of the Cincinnati church of Christ, as well as others in the community, participated in the One Voice Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walk-a-thon One Voice Walk to help victims of domestic abuse and raise awareness of domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so this event was aptly timed:

Cheryl Dawson was stabbed to death outside her workplace in March of 2002 by her estranged husband. She was a member of the Cincinnati church of Christ. (related post from March 2002: "One More Angel in Heaven")

In my research for this podcast, I browsed over to the YWCA Greater Cincinnati website and discovered that they have an Art Gallery, where this month they have a special exhibit going on this month entitled "Empty Chairs, Painful Windows". I mention more about it in the podcast.

Please, if you live in or close to the Cincinnati area, make time to visit this exhibit. The Y is located at the corner of Walnut and 9th Streets, across from the public library, in downtown Cincinnati. This past Saturday my wife, my daughter, and I visited the gallery ourselves. It was truly a moving experience.

Thanks go out to everyone who lent their voices to this podcast, including but not limited to, Brad, Mike, Jay, Tom, Betsy, my Mom, and many others.

Songs played:

  1. "Meant to Be" - Rob Costlow
    RobCostlow.com
  2. "I Do" - Rob Costlow
    RobCostlow.com
  3. "Glory, Glory" - Cincinnati church of Christ congregation
  4. "Family" - Rob Costlow
    RobCostlow.com
  5. "How I Got Over" - Cincinnati church of Christ choir

  6. "Not Alone" - Rob Costlow
    RobCostlow.com
  7. "Did You Think" - Adrina Thorpe
    Read the lyrics to "Did You Think"!
As I've listened to this podcast several times myself over the past few days, I'm struck by how well the music goes with everything you hear from the individual audio clips.

October 7, 2005 update: Thanks to Jon from the Tanfastic podcast for playing the promo for this show!

August 14, 2007 update: Updated the link to the YWCA gallery exhibit "Empty Chairs, Painful Windows"

As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:
  • Audacity, a bit unstable at times, but it gets the job done. Just remember to save early and often!
  • podsafe music network
  • OurMedia.org and their partnership with the Internet Archive
  • Anyone else I may have left out
Please call the Listener Hotline (206-666-JIMM), leave me a comment (guidepost), or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

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Now playing: Aloft Group, Inc. - #58 Podtini for Monday, August 13, 2007
via FoxyTunes

Friday, October 28, 2005

JIMM 20 - BooCast

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JIMM 20 - BooCast (13.2 MB, 19:22) is designed to get us in the spirit of Halloween, with music and listener feedback.

After hearing myself speak on this podcast a couple of times, I think I need to state that I hadn't been drinking while recording this; I just stayed up all night to do it. Talk about crazy!

Here's a reminder to update your podcatcher software with the new RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/JIMMPodcast. Actually, if you click on that link, the Browser-Friendly page will tell you more.

Podcasts mentioned

Songs played:

from the Internet Archive in the Public Domain:
Opening music taken from bgyoshi - "ElectricHalloween" (2:25)

Outro:psarahmason - "crosstracks appearance 2"

from the Podsafe Music Network:
Josh Woodward - "Shower Scene"

Vincent van Go-Go - "Girlfight (instrumental)"

the following code snippet is required in order to claim the Odeo feed for this podcast:
My Odeo Channel (odeo/a2cf9ecf8b730973)

there. can I have it now?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

JIMM 19 - Insert Title Here

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I couldn't think of a good title for this podcast (mp3 - 34:28, 23.6 MB), so I just settled with something generic. Here are the specifics:

  • Tanfastic Podcast Thanks to Jon from the Tanfastic Podcast, as well as Jennie and Keisha, for the opening shout-outs!
  • Griddle Griddle - "Hit Parade" PMN link
  • Jennie, Keisha, and Jake - Joking Around
  • Jennie - Getting Cable, Finally
  • Brother Love Brother Love - "Push" PMN link
  • The Electric Sky Podcast With Wilma currently threatening the Gulf Coast, I shared a reminder from Mark at Electric Sky to support the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. It's been a wild hurricane season, and our help is still needed. Please give what you can - the need is real.
  • The Bombhappies The Bombhappies - "Heidi" PMN link
  • Dan and Keisha - MHS Football game
  • De La Vega De La Vega - "Let it Burn" PMN link
  • Dan and Keisha - When Bad Can Be Good
  • The Audio Collective Podcast Promo for the Audio Collective podcast
  • Audiopharm Background music for audio feedback was Audiopharm - "The Groove (instrumental)" PMN link

A lot of thanks go out to these wonderful artists for sharing their music. Let them know you heard about them on the Journey Inside My Mind podcast! Call the Listener Hotline with your feedback: (206) 666-5466.

PMN = Podsafe Music Network

Thursday, October 13, 2005

JIMM 18 - Cloudy Overcast Hodgepodge

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JIMM 18 - Cloudy Overcast Hodgepodge mp3 (34:50, 23.9 MB)was recorded Monday, October 10, 2005, during lunchtime at the Tim Horton's on Miller Lane in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Some highlights:

  1. A new station ID from Keisha!
  2. Theme - by the way, can anyone name all the movies the clips come from?
  3. The Reverse Engineers - "The Same Path"
  4. Audio feedback from the Official Mom and my lovely wife Jennie
  5. What's this "Official" business?
  6. Promo for JIMM 16 - The Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walkathon, as played on the Tanfastic podcast
  7. The post for JIMM 16 will be at the top of the front page for the rest of October, Domestic Violence Awareness month.
  8. Todd Martin - "She Knows" (2nd time on this podcast; 1st time was during "JIMM 4 - Romantic Movements")
  9. Listener Hotline Sweeper (206) 666-JIMM
  10. Audio feedback - I call the Listener Hotline while at a recent high school football game with Keisha - her first football game ever!
  11. Not being used to the cooler weather
  12. What people are reading at the blog
  13. "Rejoice in the Lord Always" - Dan Johnson
  14. Countries where some people are visiting from
  15. Call for e-mails/feedback - let me know where you're listening/visiting from!
  16. bill - "Sound Scientist"

Monday, October 10, 2005

JIMM 17 - Something for the Kids

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Mood: playful
Listening to: JIMM 17 - Something for the Kids


In this podcast (20:06, 18.4 MB) I wanted to play some music that Keisha likes. We went to the Podsafe Music Network and picked out some Childrens songs. I wish I had a video camera and was able to capture Keisha's dancing as I played these songs. During the last one, we both were up dancing:

The show was recorded at our dinner table, using the Dell Latitude laptop, a Labtec AM-242 microphone, and Audacity. The show was basically recorded in one shot with just a little bit of post-production processing of our filler between the songs. Oh, and there are a couple of new sweepers/station IDs, too.

By the way, if you want to call in your station ID, shout-out, or promo, call the Listener Hotline: 206-666-JIMM (5466)

Thanks for listening and for subscribing. Enjoy!

Songs played:

  1. "Get Out of Bed" by The Egerton Boyz
    They have their own weekly podcast, called "the Smelly Monkeys podcast:" a show that provides the humor, wisdom, and perspective that only kids can provide.
  2. "Autumn Leaves" by The Egerton Boyz
  3. "Eat Your Vegetables" by The Egerton Boyz
  4. "Thank You" by Smallfish
    The official Smallfish website address: www.smallfishadventures.com
As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:
  • Audacity, a bit unstable at times, but it gets the job done. Just remember to save early and often!
  • podsafe music network
  • OurMedia.org and their partnership with the Internet Archive
  • Anyone else I may have left out
Please call the Listener Hotline (206-666-JIMM), leave me a comment (guidepost), or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Friday, September 30, 2005

JIMM 16a - Promo for the Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walk-a-thon Podcast

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On Sunday, September 25, 2005, members of the Cincinnati church of Christ, as well as others in the community, participated in the One Voice Cheryl Dawson Memorial Walk-a-thon to help victims of domestic abuse and raise awareness of domestic violence:






Cheryl Dawson was stabbed to death outside her workplace in March of 2002 by her estranged husband. She was a member of the Cincinnati church of Christ. (related post: "One More Angel in Heaven")

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so this event was aptly timed.

I recorded audio from this event, and the upcoming podcast, as well as this montage, contains excerpts from that audio.

You'll hear audio from the outdoor worship service and comments from church members and others about Cheryl and the event.

Background music comes from the Podsafe Music Network , mostly from Rob Costlow, but there is one of my favorite songs by Adrina Thorpe called "Did You Think" (lyrics page), which is perfect for this type of podcast.

Please stay tuned to the Journey Inside My Mind for more details and for the entire show. Update: The complete show has been posted!

As a note to myself, here is My Odeo Channel (odeo/c6b682aa5fd58ce6) - it looks like I may be able to participate in some alpha testing of their studio software.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

JIMM 15 - Music, the Elixir for Our Souls

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Mood: Refreshed
Listening to: JIMM 15 - Music, the Elixir for Our Souls


Journey Inside My Mind show 15 (24.9 MB, 27:15) showcases some more great music.

For a frame of reference, here are some thoughts about the greatness of music:

  • "There are things that music can do that language could never do, that painting can never do, or sculpture. Music is capable of going directly to the source of the mystery. It doesn't have to explain it. It can simply celebrate it." -- Marsha Norman
  • "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." -- Aldous Huxley
  • "Music is a universal language of emotion, mood, and message." -- Dan Johnson, Jr. (Hey! How'd he get in here?)
  • "The greatest moments of the human spirit may be deduced from the greatest moments in music." -- Aaron Copland, composer of "Fanfare for the Common Man"
  • "Music is edifying, for from time to time it sets the soul in operation." -- John Cage

Songs played:
As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:
  • Audacity, a bit unstable at times, but it gets the job done. Just remember to save early and often!
  • podsafe music network
  • OurMedia.org and their partnership with the Internet Archive
  • Anyone else I may have left out
Please call the Listener Hotline (206-666-JIMM), leave me a comment (guidepost), or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

2005 Sept 28 Update: Just claiming my Odeo feed at My Odeo Channel (odeo/c6b682aa5fd58ce6)

Friday, September 16, 2005

JIMM 14 - Let's Rock

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Mood: recovering
Listening to: JIMM 14 - Let's Rock!
Reading: His Needs, Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
Eating: Tim Horton's Turkey Club sandwich, coffee, and donut


Journey Inside My Mind podcast 14 (22.3 MB, 24:22) is a show where I wanted the music to do the talking. I've been feeling a little under the weather, and you can hear it in my voice. Also, instead of the usual techno/trance/electronica intro, I opted for some instrumental rock.

I really appreciate the work that the folks over at Podshow are doing.

In this podcast I share a couple of messages my 8-year old daughter Keisha left me when she called my work.

Songs played:

  1. Andrwe Kesler - "Ice 9"
  2. De La Vega - Wait Too Long
  3. Accident Hash Hurricane Relief PSA
  4. The Reverse Engineers - Sunshine with the Shade
  5. Hotrod Cadets - Not the Only One (second time played on this podcast!)
  6. Dave's Lounge Promo
As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:
  • Audacity, a bit unstable at times, but it gets the job done. Just remember to save early and often!
  • podsafe music network
  • OurMedia.org and their partnership with the Internet Archive
  • Anyone else I may have left out
Please call the Listener Hotline (206-666-JIMM), leave me a comment (guidepost), or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

0919 Update:Uh oh. It appears that the song I used for the background to the opening of this show might not be podsafe after all. According to Andrwe Kesler's page at the Podsafe Music Network, it's a Joe Satriani song called "Ice 9". Darn. I might need to remove this show or redo it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

JIMM 13 - Jazzmania

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Mood: mellow
Listening to: JIMM 13 - Jazzmania!


In Journey Inside My Mind show 13 (41:45, 38.2 MB) I chronicle the evolution of my love for jazz music. Before getting into the detailed show notes, let me remind you that the JIMM Listener Hotline is now open! Call (206) 666-5466 and leave me a voice message with your thoughts about the podcast.

Here's what happened on this journey inside my mind:

The Evolution of my Jazzmania

  • The backup music used as I spoke was KCentric - "Woo Who"
  • Replayed "Permission" segment from show 4 - Romantic Movements. Special notes about that piece:
  • Then we heard the complete version of the Marriott Jazz Quintet - "On the First Day"

  • After playing this song, I felt a little bad for not playing more! That song is off their album Septology! In other words, you're only hearing a small sample of the great jazz music from the Marriott Jazz Quintet. I think I mistakenly referred to them as a "quartet" a couple of times in the podcast (sorry about that, guys!).

    You can find out more about the band at their website, http://www.marriottjazz.com/, where you can also buy their music! Check out Red Raspus: Music in Seattle, Dave Marriott's personal weblog, for more information about the Seattle music scene.

  • During sophomore year of high school, fellow band member turned me onto 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati
  • WVXU had special programs related to a particular type of jazz music: big band, blues, bebop, swing, dixieland
  • I heard about the Blue Wisp Big Band, which performs at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club in Cincinnati and listened to their albums, dreaming about sitting in with the band
  • Really into saxophone, jazz music - played in the short-lived jazz band, improv solo
  • Band field trip on BB Riverboats to hear the dixieland jazz band
  • The Jazzmania
    • Started writing "sax appeal" on my notebooks, and even on my senior t-shirt
    • We had FBLA - Future Business Leaders of America; why not FJMA - Future Jazz Men of America?

  • Evan Tate - "Round One"
  • Larry Seyer - "Conscious Restraint"
  • Junior English research paper on Miles Davis
    • Official Miles Davis website
    • Miles Davis - Wikipedia entry, biographical article chronicling the man and his music
    • Wikiquote has collection of quotations by or about Miles Davis
    • Amazon.com link for "We Want Miles", my all-time favorite album, in case someone wants to get it for me (hint, hint)
    • At a time when I had been painfully insecure, his devil-may-care attitude was like a drink of cold water - refreshing
    • All things Miles - immersion - his persona, his music, his attitude - I wanted to imitate Miles
    • Research topic presentations. Initial one, I bombed - not really prepared. Final one - success!
      • Toy trumpet, back to the audience to get their attention
      • Taught them about the opening riff to "So What" from "Kind of Blue" and what it meant to jazz music at the time
      • Demonstrated it by playing my saxophone in front of the whole class
      • The boldness is what impressed everyone - quite a change - I got an A+

  • Promo: No Idle Frets - podsafe jazz guitar podcast. Head over, take a listen, and subscribe!


20 September 2005 Update: I was just browsing through the archives, and I found a post about Miles Davis. Check out Paving the Milestones from January 2003.

As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Thanks for listening and for subscribing! Call the JIMM Listener Hotline at (206) 666-JIMM, leave me a comment (guidepost), or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Monday, September 12, 2005

JIMM 12 - The Week That Was

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Mood: a little mellow
Listening to: JIMM 12
Eating: Keebler Mini Stripe cookies


Ever had a bad week? This past week felt like one. But I'm still hanging in there.

In Journey Inside My Mind 12 I talk a little bit about it. I get encouraged by the music, though, and there's some great selections to boot.

Here are the details:

  1. Share a little bit about the week, how I produce the show, beginning to promote it, and so forth.
  2. The Reverse Engineers - "Mercury in Retrograde"

    The Reverse Engineers website, where you can find their podcast, in which they tell Stories Behind the Songs - like this one!

    CDBaby.com page for The Reverse Engineers

    FACTOID: The Reverse Engineers is a trio comprised of brothers William, Daniel, and Charles Cote. They've been creating music for just over seven years.
  3. Promo for The Mr. Nice Guy Show. I've been subscribed to this podcast for nearly two months. It's quite entertaining!

    FACTOID: Marv used to work for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
  4. cloak - "Not Bad Just Ordinary"
  5. Colie Brice - "Heavenly Peace", which reminds me of Robert Plant's "Big Log"
As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Thanks for listening and for subscribing! Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Thursday, September 08, 2005

JIMM 11 - Songs for Survivors

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Mood: UNSTOPPABLE
Listening to: JIMM 11


Journey Inside My Mind podcast 11 is dedicated to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina: victims, relief workers, and anyone else touched by this disaster. By the time we're done we'll have listened to nine songs from the Podsafe Music Network.

Many of these songs are ones I've played before - they've become some of my favorites. I chose all of these songs because of the encouraging effect they've had on me, and I hope they'll do the same for you.

Sandwiched in the middle of this podcast is the Hurricane Relief PSA, pared down slightly from what you heard in show 9.

Here are the details:

  1. Butterfly Catchers - Wake Up (second time played on this podcast!)
  2. Mike Chappelear - What Is This Moment? (second time played on this podcast!)
    Mike e-mailed me when I played his song earlier to mention that all of the profits from the sale of the CD from which this song comes, "When Push Comes To Shove" will be donated to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief effort. Many artists on the CDBaby website are participating in this event.
  3. De La Vega - Breathe (second time played on this podcast!)
  4. Journey Inside My Mind Hurricane Relief PSA (second time played on this podcast!)
  5. Scott Helms - Westerneast
  6. Slackstring - Stranded (second time played on this podcast!)
  7. Jennifer Helane - Delivery
  8. Scott Helms - Chill Waters
  9. De La Vega - Someone Else (second time played on this podcast!)
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." -- Joshua 1:9

As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Sunday, September 04, 2005

JIMM 10 - 'Getting Real' (Jennie)

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Show #10 of Journey Inside My Mind is an interview with my wife Jennie about a book she's been reading, called Becoming Real - Defeating the Stories We Tell Ourselves That Hold Us Back by Gail Saltz. Along the way we hear some great podsafe jazz music, too.

Here are the details:

Additionally, the following song was used as background music throughout a portion of this podcast:As usual thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

JIMM 9 - Hurricane Relief PSA

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I've put together a Public Service Announcement (PSA) related to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort for this podcast. Here is the text of what you hear:

Hello, this is Dan Johnson for Journey Inside My Mind.

The devastation brought on by Hurricane Katrina is being called the most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history. Mary Landrieu, US Senator from Louisiana, recently said:
Having toured Sri Lanka with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist after the Indian Ocean tsunami in December, it saddens me to report that the devastation I've seen here at home is equal to that which I witnessed half a world away.

Our nation came to the aid of the tsunami victims then, and to hurricane victims in Central America before. I am deeply moved to see us come together with the same love and fellowship today, as millions of Americans have rallied to support their brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast.
I urge everyone listening to this podcast to please support the relief effort by making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross at redcross.org. Hourly news reports from the region affected by Hurricane Katrina are revealing an enormous need for humanitarian assistance for the citizens of the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

The Red Cross will accept an online donation as low as $5. You can also call 1-800-HELP-NOW to make a donation by phone.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

This is Dan Johnson, saying, "make it a great day."
The first 30 seconds of "Westerneast" by Scott Helms (Incoherency) was used as background music during this podcast.

20051012 Update: I just posted this to the Hurricane Relief site at Podshow. That means that others can download and use it in their podcasts, too.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

JIMM 8 - NanaCast 2 (Happy Birthday)

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Mood: hot and sweaty (humid day)
Listening to: NanaCast 2 - Happy Birthday!


Episode 8 of Journey Inside My Mind is a second NanaCast, to say "Happy Birthday" to my Mom, the Official Mom of Journey Inside My Mind! Friday, September 2, 2005, is her birthday!

It contains part of a phone conversation Keisha had with her Nana (my Mom) last Saturday. You may recall that Mom lives near San Francisco, California. Most of their conversation in this podcast is about being in the second grade - from both Keisha's and Nana's points of view.

Along the way we feature some fantastic selections from the Podsafe Music Network and encourage my Mom for her birthday.

Here's more of the details:

The following song was repeatedly used for ambient background music throughout this podcast:As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

JIMM 7 - Driving Home

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Episode 7 of Journey Inside My Mind takes you on the way home with me, southbound on Interstate 75; for the first 30 minutes of the drive anyway. Like episode 6, I did this live, in one take, after lining up the audio tracks beforehand.

Here's what happened:



As always thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

JIMM 6 - Humorous Clips

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Mood: pleasant
Listening to: my sixth official podcast


I decided to do something different in episode 6. I did this show in one take after lining up all the other sound tracks. It wound up being around 14 minutes long.

Here's the breakdown of the show:

  • "Journey Inside My Mind" Theme
  • PSA - "National Baked Bean Month"
  • James Lileks - "Yeagh" (the Howard Dean sound bite from the 2004 presidential campaign)
  • Commercial "Elvis's Last Phone Conversation"
  • PSA - "Champagne"
  • podsafe music network Matthew Ebel - "Trees"
  • Commercial - "PA Announcer Degree"
Special thanks to James Lileks for his permission to use "Yeagh" - the Howard Dean mix - it's still funny one year later. He's done some other sound files that I look forward to including in future shows.

PSAa and commercials came from I Love Wavs.

As usual thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

JIMM 5 - NanaCast

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Mood: sleepy
Listening to: my fifth official podcast


Episode 5 of Journey Inside My Mind is the first of what I'm going to call "NanaCasts". In this episode, my daughter Keisha and I interview her Nana, aka my Mom about what it's like living near San Francisco, California. Along the way we hear some great music from the podsafe music network .

Here's a breakdown of the show:

  1. Teaser (0:00-0:14)
  2. Theme (0:14-1:47)
  3. Intro/1st Segment (1:47-6:21)
  4. Stingray - "Last Night" (6:21-10:41)
  5. 2nd Segment (10:41-13:59)
  6. De La Vega - "Breathe" (13:59-19:30)
  7. 3rd Segment (19:30-24:17)
  8. Hotrod Cadets - "Not the Only One" (24:17-27:51)
  9. Show wrap-up (27:51:28:08)
As usual thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

FACTOID: My Mom is the Official Mom of Journey Inside My Mind!

Friday, August 26, 2005

JIMM 4 - Romantic Movements

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Mood: glad
Listening to: my fourth official podcast


The topic for episode 4 of the Journey Inside My Mind podcast is Romantic Movements, an original collection of poems I wrote back in high school. But these do not comprise the majority of this podcast. Nope, most of it is original music from the PodSafe Music Network.

Like movements of a classical music piece, so are the chapters comprising this podcast. Check out the artists and other links related to today's show:

Show Segments:

A special note about the "Permission" segment:By the way, here's the link in case you want to read "Romantic Movements" while you're listening:Streams of Consciousness: Romantic Movements.

As usual thanks go out to the folks who help make this possible:Please leave me a comment (guidepost) or send me an e-mail to let me know what you think!

8 Sept 2005 Update: The Reverse Engineers tell the Story Behind the Song - Mercury in Retrograde in their podcast.