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Why I will continue to produce and love Noncasting
Bourdain once said, “That without experimentation, a willingness to ask questions and try new things, we shall surely become static, repetitive, moribund.”
In early September I opened a new audio project and titled it, “Noncasting.” I hadn’t even thought about what it was or would be. It was an experiment. Nothing more.
I started to write which felt good. I pressed record and I read what I wrote. That also felt good.
When I was producing the Phasey Wave Show I was so scared all the time. I didn’t want it to be just OK. I didn’t consider it an experiment. I was trying to create a thing. Little did I know then that I was trying to create someone else’s thing. I was following a format. So, Noncasting—a silly double entendre—couldn’t be a race to “good.” It was, and is still, very much a playground, a testing ground for ideas, personal principles and stupid shit that cracks me up.
After 32 episodes I’ve learned how hard it is to write consistently. But I’m going to try.
In the new year Noncasting will return because it’s not a means to an end but it is too. But mostly it’s not. I think.
I love you all. I love your feedback. I love your voicemails. I love the conversations this has started in the real world. Because did you know we live in a real world with real people?
Be kind to each other. Believe in each other. And do what you can to take care of this planet of ours.