Occupy: the podcast studio with Jay n J

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Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.

A wiser man than I once said the quote above. An even wiser man (?) also said, “Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.”

Boy, if that’s the case, I’m sitting on a gold mine, my friends, and I don’t even have to think, I just have to do!

Last night the Unknown Studio’s new Podcast Works Facility™ was used for the first time by an outside party: the two gentleman of the titular Jay n J entertainment podcast. Jay and Jordan recorded a series of episodes in our studio at Guru Digital Arts College. Steven Hodges and I were hanging out earlier in the evening, so we even got to participate in their episode where we discussed The Big Lebowski. And it was really interesting to watch a different group of people record their show — I was glad to be able to learn from Jay and J (they are much more concise than Scott and I).

But the really interesting stuff happened in between takes — the B-roll, if you will. But we decided that it wasn’t worthy of the second position in the alphabet. So we called it the Z-roll (pronounced in the Canadian way, if you’re reading out loud).

And the Z-roll is going to be a random, but ongoing podcast of strange conversation that occurs in between takes in the Podcast Works studios. We’re doing a bit of touch up on what we recorded last night, but stay tuned for it, because it’ll be coming out soon.

And you know what this means, right? If you want to be on the über-popular (no doubt), forthcoming Z-roll podcast, you need to either hang out at a recording session (which we’re totally open to, if you’re very quiet), or start your own Edmonton-based podcast. Find out how you can use our studio right here.

Follow us on Twitter to find out when the latest episode of Jay n J comes out, and when the new Z-roll podcast is available.

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