June 27, 2021

We can either act/ Or be truly authentic/ One cannot be both


We can either act/

Or be truly authentic/

One cannot be both  

——
#emodojo #haiku @johnemotions 

Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.120 --> 00:00:08.390 Welcome back. Here's Johnny and Gary with today's signal jams. Shut the fucking 2 00:00:08.470 --> 00:00:11.990 guy up all ready. But here's the thing that's even worse. He's doing 3 00:00:12.150 --> 00:00:16.550 like when. So I try and do those types of things too. Okay. 4 00:00:16.629 --> 00:00:21.390 Well, here's the conundrum of running into. There's this whole thing about 5 00:00:21.429 --> 00:00:24.140 like, Oh, you got to be authentic, you got to be genuine. 6 00:00:24.219 --> 00:00:27.420 Right, you've heard this many times. Right, for sure. Okay, 7 00:00:27.579 --> 00:00:29.780 you gotta read the room, though. Well, on the flip side, 8 00:00:30.339 --> 00:00:33.380 are we not voice actors? Not you or me, but is that 9 00:00:33.460 --> 00:00:36.409 what we're trying to be as voice actors? Because you've got here's the here's 10 00:00:36.450 --> 00:00:41.369 where it came up. This guy that tells all the sticky bad jokes makes 11 00:00:41.450 --> 00:00:45.890 me cringe every time. They'll mention like an Indian and he'll jump in there 12 00:00:45.929 --> 00:00:49.729 with the bad apoo type of accent, or they'll mention someone black and they'll 13 00:00:49.770 --> 00:00:52.640 pretend to do a black accent, just off the cuff type of thing, 14 00:00:53.159 --> 00:00:57.000 and I might dude, that's totally inappropriate. And if I'm honestly dude, 15 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:59.799 if I was in a casting room and someone said, okay, be a 16 00:00:59.840 --> 00:01:02.880 black person, I'd be like dude, if you want a black person, 17 00:01:02.920 --> 00:01:06.109 you should really, you know, get a black purse, call a black 18 00:01:06.189 --> 00:01:10.230 person. All happily step and work, right mark. Okay, so that's 19 00:01:10.310 --> 00:01:14.269 one thing, right, but now I've heard black guest and a Mexican lady 20 00:01:14.310 --> 00:01:18.310 guests on the different voiceover podcast and they both kind of had this angle that. 21 00:01:19.140 --> 00:01:23.459 Well, I had a problem because it cast a white casting director cast 22 00:01:23.579 --> 00:01:26.180 me. I'm a black man. I did my voice and they said no, 23 00:01:26.340 --> 00:01:30.700 we need it blacker, and he was incredulous about that. I'm like, 24 00:01:30.739 --> 00:01:34.530 Dude, there they want a character. Doesn't matter your actual race, 25 00:01:34.689 --> 00:01:40.450 they still want a character. Right. What is it? Gone trying to 26 00:01:40.609 --> 00:01:44.170 be? Maybe deeper voice, maybe a little more street, you know, 27 00:01:44.409 --> 00:01:47.400 maybe, yeah, yeah, and that's all, ultimately what he explained that 28 00:01:47.480 --> 00:01:49.840 he did. But I'm like, so why get offended if they want you 29 00:01:49.879 --> 00:01:53.760 to be more like, Oh my God, you know what I'm saying? 30 00:01:53.840 --> 00:01:57.280 In the in the oscan lady had to send she was offended because the people 31 00:01:57.319 --> 00:02:00.000 were telling Oh, you're not Mexican and if you not sound a Mexican enough, 32 00:02:00.000 --> 00:02:00.709 she goes, what do you mean? I am Mexican, this is 33 00:02:00.750 --> 00:02:05.549 how we sound. But they're like no, that's not what we're hiring for. 34 00:02:05.950 --> 00:02:08.830 We want we're ex character and mine. We have a voice, we 35 00:02:09.030 --> 00:02:13.150 have an accent in mind, right. So in my mind it's like yes, 36 00:02:13.310 --> 00:02:15.900 give it to the proper it's called gracing ethnicity, right, if it's 37 00:02:15.900 --> 00:02:21.020 a Mexican roll for Mexican may give it to a Mexican lady. If she's 38 00:02:21.060 --> 00:02:24.740 just talking regular, but you needed a caricature. She should know that ahead 39 00:02:24.740 --> 00:02:27.500 of time. Obvious. So you don't want to hit her over the head. 40 00:02:27.539 --> 00:02:29.819 She thinks she's doing a serious reading. All of a sudden it's like, 41 00:02:29.860 --> 00:02:31.129 I see, who are some bullshit. You know, you should be 42 00:02:31.210 --> 00:02:35.969 able to popped out of that before you get into an awkward situation. But 43 00:02:36.129 --> 00:02:38.449 also that got me thinking, like or and I was going to propose the 44 00:02:38.530 --> 00:02:44.289 thing to you, like so what if someone says do jared douish your black 45 00:02:44.319 --> 00:02:46.319 character? I'm not telling you to do it now, but like, what 46 00:02:46.439 --> 00:02:47.960 would you say or do? Would you stop and say no, I don't 47 00:02:49.000 --> 00:02:52.879 feel comfortable, or hey, Garrett, do us a Chinese guy? Like 48 00:02:53.159 --> 00:02:59.590 fuck, I was gonna say I can do what I want to do, 49 00:02:59.909 --> 00:03:04.550 which is no. Dude. I was thinking, like really, the Best 50 00:03:04.590 --> 00:03:08.990 I could do is ask them. What about the Black Guy do you need? 51 00:03:09.870 --> 00:03:13.419 Do you want that? I mean, because I've lived with black people. 52 00:03:13.699 --> 00:03:16.300 I can like, act like me that lives with black people, or 53 00:03:16.379 --> 00:03:21.259 I can act like me hanging around a bunch of Chinese guys, or you 54 00:03:21.340 --> 00:03:23.219 know what I mean. But I'm not going to when I'm around black guys. 55 00:03:23.219 --> 00:03:28.129 I don't do black eye impressions when I'm around Chinese. That's the disaction 56 00:03:28.210 --> 00:03:30.169 I'm throwing. I'm like, well, if you need a regional dialect of 57 00:03:30.210 --> 00:03:35.050 an American voice, I can do that because I'm an American and have lived 58 00:03:35.090 --> 00:03:38.569 in different regions. So therefore, yeah, I'll do whatever I can, 59 00:03:38.650 --> 00:03:40.919 but I'm definitely not going to pretend. If you tell me to do an 60 00:03:40.960 --> 00:03:46.520 accent of a white person at some other parts of the country, yeah, 61 00:03:46.840 --> 00:03:50.000 try, I'll give that a shot. Yeah, says I cucas and Male 62 00:03:50.159 --> 00:03:53.960 Street smart. Well, YOU THINK IN STREET SMART LA and they're like now 63 00:03:53.039 --> 00:03:57.669 we're thinking more like street smart New Jersey, and like is that you trying 64 00:03:57.710 --> 00:04:00.349 to do an Italian accent there, or do you just street smart? And 65 00:04:00.389 --> 00:04:03.189 they're like yeah, either you way just not Italian. My good, because 66 00:04:03.189 --> 00:04:08.110 you should hire an Italian. If you mean Italian that I'm. I think 67 00:04:08.150 --> 00:04:11.900 I would say that I don't know if I'd go that far with hiring an 68 00:04:11.979 --> 00:04:15.060 Italian and be an Italian, just because I can't guess it's concerned. I 69 00:04:15.100 --> 00:04:19.939 guess we're they're still considered white, so I don't I don't be making fun 70 00:04:20.019 --> 00:04:23.620 of it. That's an interesting point too. Yeah, I do know a 71 00:04:23.660 --> 00:04:27.889 lot of people, depending on the crowd there with like my Italian friend back 72 00:04:28.050 --> 00:04:32.889 in we work together at Juvenile Hall. He he was white as fuck, 73 00:04:33.129 --> 00:04:35.810 oh, until he was around all the black kids. He tried to be 74 00:04:35.970 --> 00:04:39.240 extra cool. Is like no, no, I'm so CILIAN. Yeah, 75 00:04:39.279 --> 00:04:42.759 we're the like the black people of Italian and yeah, like, okay, 76 00:04:43.000 --> 00:04:46.720 Buddy, Yep, always trying to fit in. Everyone want to fit in 77 00:04:46.879 --> 00:04:49.759 somehow anyway. So that was my conundrum. I'm like, well, dude, 78 00:04:50.079 --> 00:04:53.790 what's really going on here? Are we supposed to be acting or authentic? 79 00:04:53.910 --> 00:04:57.470 that their polar opposites. They're not the same thing at all. If 80 00:04:57.509 --> 00:05:00.709 you're trying to act authentic, well, you're acting. If you're authentic, 81 00:05:00.870 --> 00:05:15.980 well then you're not acting. That money right, it's just I need the 82 00:05:15.019 --> 00:05:20.769 money. I need money. Yeah, I need power. Yeah, I 83 00:05:20.889 --> 00:05:25.610 kind of wonder what would the world be like if we did not have these 84 00:05:25.730 --> 00:05:31.889 these types of ruthless billionaires out there that want power and it? In other 85 00:05:31.889 --> 00:05:35.079 words, we leveled out the playing field, so to speak. I'm not 86 00:05:35.120 --> 00:05:39.120 seeing everyone's on the same playing field, because I would just be boring, 87 00:05:39.680 --> 00:05:46.040 but I'm saying that at least there would be enough money for everyone to exist 88 00:05:46.079 --> 00:05:50.629 under a roof and still, you know, function properly instead of having human 89 00:05:50.870 --> 00:05:56.029 sons of people living on the fucking streets. Yeah, humans seem the worst 90 00:05:56.069 --> 00:06:00.629 at moderation. So we always if we see a thing, we rushed like 91 00:06:00.670 --> 00:06:04.339 a bunch of fucking insects to capitalize that thing, to turn it into an 92 00:06:04.420 --> 00:06:08.819 industry. Any little are we do where a capitalist society? There you go, 93 00:06:08.980 --> 00:06:11.579 yours nailed it right there with that word. Yep, every little thing, 94 00:06:12.339 --> 00:06:15.139 it becomes any capitalize on it. Well, like so, oh, 95 00:06:15.220 --> 00:06:19.089 let's do solar will now we got solar industry. We've got glassmakers, we've 96 00:06:19.089 --> 00:06:23.889 got people mining silica, the fuck, all these silica minds all over the 97 00:06:23.970 --> 00:06:27.009 planet. We've got the people that make the steel, mining for steel to 98 00:06:27.089 --> 00:06:31.250 make the frames that hold the fucking solar panels and all that so we've taken 99 00:06:31.290 --> 00:06:35.279 a good idea like using the sun for Energy and turned it into an industry. 100 00:06:35.399 --> 00:06:40.720 Now it's industrialize. Now all the what's the fucking downside to the solar 101 00:06:40.879 --> 00:06:44.839 manufacturing industry? Look into that. That's scared right. I'm like, we 102 00:06:45.000 --> 00:06:49.990 are so fucked. All these green technologies that have been industrialized have downsides that 103 00:06:50.029 --> 00:06:54.829 are going to fuck US just as bad as oiled it and gas and all 104 00:06:54.870 --> 00:06:59.629 the other stuff, worse or about the same as bad, which is just 105 00:06:59.870 --> 00:07:03.220 but it's worse because people think it's healing, but it's not. It's the 106 00:07:03.420 --> 00:07:09.139 same problem continuing. We're just shifting which materials were mining and digging out of 107 00:07:09.220 --> 00:07:13.779 the core of the earth anyway. Well, not to mention the energy companies. 108 00:07:13.819 --> 00:07:16.689 Are the ones that are shifting. Yes, so they're capturing the money 109 00:07:16.689 --> 00:07:20.529 and they're not slowing our consumption of energy down, there increasing our consumption of 110 00:07:20.610 --> 00:07:25.689 energy. Therefore, they keep having to build more and more and more windmills. 111 00:07:25.889 --> 00:07:28.329 And these windmills, what are those made out of? All that fucking 112 00:07:28.370 --> 00:07:31.319 Kevlar and fabric in the fibers and shit, the fiberglass. The mean that's 113 00:07:31.360 --> 00:07:35.600 a huge industry. Now all these industries are like they're giant industries and the 114 00:07:35.720 --> 00:07:39.879 like. Oh, we're capitalist, we're just we can't moderate, we can't 115 00:07:39.920 --> 00:07:42.879 just have a little bit of something. It's just got to be like yeah, 116 00:07:43.079 --> 00:07:46.990 go, there's a goal rush that the whole mentality hardwired to selfdestruct, 117 00:07:47.069 --> 00:07:53.189 man, literally, seriously. Yep, I keep I think about that daily. 118 00:07:53.230 --> 00:07:57.110 Dude. I'm like, man, we are hardwired to selfdestruct. We're 119 00:07:57.189 --> 00:08:03.699 just it's just a long, slow fuck process. Well, and the that 120 00:08:03.899 --> 00:08:09.740 part of it is we we focus on threats, which means we focus on 121 00:08:09.019 --> 00:08:16.050 bad and bad because we focus on it is five times by the latest book 122 00:08:16.050 --> 00:08:20.490 I was reading, five times more powerful more attractive than good. So well, 123 00:08:20.529 --> 00:08:24.370 that goes with the negativity thing. Well, that's that's bad. Yeah, 124 00:08:24.410 --> 00:08:26.970 exactly, anything negative or bad. That's why I'm on a little bad 125 00:08:26.089 --> 00:08:30.759 diet. But it's five times more powerful, Dude. So if you fucking 126 00:08:31.000 --> 00:08:33.759 well, that's why the media uses it for the Click Baits. You Click 127 00:08:33.840 --> 00:08:37.480 Bait. But what happens then? If you've seen five bad things, you 128 00:08:37.639 --> 00:08:41.470 need like twenty, five good things to cover up that bad you just saw. 129 00:08:41.029 --> 00:08:43.710 You're not going to make you're not going to make time for twenty good 130 00:08:43.789 --> 00:08:48.429 things to flood over the five bad in fact, in the also in this 131 00:08:48.509 --> 00:08:54.899 book, marriage therapist have a rule called the five fucks for every fight rule, 132 00:08:56.779 --> 00:09:00.220 which means if you get into a fight with your spouse, your partner, 133 00:09:01.019 --> 00:09:03.700 you need five fucks, you need five intimate encounters to cover up for 134 00:09:03.779 --> 00:09:07.779 that one fight. If you're five fucks to every fight, gets out of 135 00:09:07.860 --> 00:09:11.929 balance, your relationship is heading for trouble. Well, there is a fine 136 00:09:13.009 --> 00:09:18.730 line between fighting and fucking. So think about all the makeup sex that happens 137 00:09:18.769 --> 00:09:22.090 after a big fight with your girl. Yeah, five times though. I'm 138 00:09:22.169 --> 00:09:26.240 telling you, you need a lot of fucking to make up for one fight. 139 00:09:26.840 --> 00:09:28.960 I got no problem with that. But there's both partners. That's the 140 00:09:30.039 --> 00:09:33.080 thing. Both partners need to be an agreement. That okay. So, 141 00:09:33.200 --> 00:09:35.879 anyway, that's that's an interesting rule, but the point being that the fight, 142 00:09:37.080 --> 00:09:39.789 that bad part, is five times more powerful. So anytime you encounter 143 00:09:39.870 --> 00:09:45.309 anything bad, like you're talking about your friend now, you need five other 144 00:09:45.429 --> 00:09:50.629 friends that are upbeat to cover for your one shitty mood friend. Trying to 145 00:09:50.669 --> 00:09:54.179 find them, it's hard at this age. Yeah, that's why I don't 146 00:09:54.179 --> 00:09:56.019 have friends. I would rather just be with myself at least I can control 147 00:09:56.179 --> 00:10:01.220 my upbeatness, or not, generally speaking. True, true, true. 148 00:10:01.259 --> 00:10:05.019 If I run around Debbie down or something like that, I'm like, Oh, 149 00:10:05.259 --> 00:10:09.009 here it comes. I don't, I don't dwell on not having friends 150 00:10:09.090 --> 00:10:13.210 just because when I look at my text list of all the people that I 151 00:10:13.330 --> 00:10:18.210 communicate with, you, my brother, and you know a handful of other 152 00:10:18.250 --> 00:10:22.720 people, it's like there's Times where I look at that list and go need 153 00:10:22.799 --> 00:10:26.039 to communicate with them. Today I'm doing my own thing. I got my 154 00:10:26.080 --> 00:10:28.279 own thing going on. Oh Dude, I'm the same way all the time. 155 00:10:28.440 --> 00:10:31.919 Plus, I don't know half the people I have on my list of 156 00:10:31.000 --> 00:10:35.830 people to call. They're like time, they're like landmines, let's call it. 157 00:10:35.190 --> 00:10:37.629 Like I could call them when they could be uplifting in in a good 158 00:10:37.669 --> 00:10:39.629 mood, or I can call him and I might have to hear, if 159 00:10:39.669 --> 00:10:43.789 I can, shitty story. Right. That's why I have to prepare myself 160 00:10:43.830 --> 00:10:46.350 for that. If I'm strong enough, I'll go in. And that's what 161 00:10:46.789 --> 00:10:50.860 friends, are, sons or whatever do. Is like you fucking take one 162 00:10:50.980 --> 00:10:54.139 for the for the company, and you just listen to the and that weird 163 00:10:54.220 --> 00:11:00.500 does something. Dude, we have preconceived ideas just because of how we dealt 164 00:11:00.539 --> 00:11:03.809 with that particular individual in the past. You're just like, Oh, I 165 00:11:05.009 --> 00:11:09.570 remember, I have to kind of be on this kind of right. No, 166 00:11:09.730 --> 00:11:13.929 it's like you. You be at certain role for every relationship, every 167 00:11:13.049 --> 00:11:18.919 relationship. It's almost like I'm an actor that plays John to Gary and now 168 00:11:18.960 --> 00:11:22.240 I'm an actor that plays John to mom. MOM, and that goes back 169 00:11:22.279 --> 00:11:28.600 to that article that you brought up a few weeks ago about are we playing 170 00:11:28.000 --> 00:11:33.509 the part of us? Yeah, O, our own story, yeah, 171 00:11:33.549 --> 00:11:35.629 and our own store. And it's true, we kind of are. I 172 00:11:35.750 --> 00:11:39.509 feel that a lot. That's why I think voice acting might be a natural 173 00:11:39.669 --> 00:11:41.190 fit. I'm like, well, you want me to change? Okay, 174 00:11:41.350 --> 00:11:43.950 easy, because that now I don't have to think of what kind of person 175 00:11:45.110 --> 00:11:48.059 to be. UNIM it's kind of fun to explore that. Fuck yeah, 176 00:11:48.059 --> 00:11:50.100 dude, especially that because, like I think, you grow. I'm like, 177 00:11:50.259 --> 00:11:52.860 I can't think of how I want to be today, and they'll send 178 00:11:52.860 --> 00:11:56.100 you a script. It says, Oh, be like this. I'm like, 179 00:11:56.340 --> 00:12:05.850 all right, cool, I'll be that there and now back to the 180 00:12:05.929 --> wall.