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Overthought, A Podcast

Overthought is a compelling examination of the lives of classical singers Isaiah Bell and Chris Mayell, discussing performance psychology, creativity, entrepreneurship, life balance, self-doubt and the ways we overcome challenges to attain artistic triumph.
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Jun 7, 2016

Dear Overthought Podcast Subscribers: This is not a drill. Things went seriously wrong this week, and, well, we didn't have time to make good. It's not that we didn't record. We did. It's just... Well, we all have off days — right?? Anyway. There are those among you with a macabre fascination for the depths of human neurosis. To you, and you alone, we offer up — with this caveat — a tangled, halting, and perversely meta cri de coeur uncomfortably reminiscent of an improvised open-mic homage to "Synecdoche, New York" performed by a pair of jet-lagged preteens with crippling social anxiety.

Sure, there's a compelling misquote or two. Yes, if you listen through to the end there's some pretty badass 1000-year old poetry juxtaposed against haiku that just couldn't be fresher (composed in real time, you guys). Aching to hear Mrs. Dalloway analyzed at length by someone who hasn't read it since college? Look no further. But, let us reiterate: it's no good. (Not Mrs. Dalloway — that stuff is gold... If memory serves.) We literally could not even get through the disclaimer, which was eventually abandoned on the wayside like a malfunctioning disposable camera.

But we'll make it up to you! Next week is Episode Number Lucky 37 and, for the first time ever, Chris and Isaiah will be recording In The Same Room. There's even a rumour it will be a Double Episode. Double Rainbow!! It's always darkest before the dawn?

-=- Show notes -=-

Book - The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/189048.The_Ink_Dark_Moon

Book - The Collapse of Western Civilization, by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K33E4J2/

Website - IMDb - The Hours
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274558/

Book - 'The Hours', by Michael Cunningham
http://www.amazon.com/Hours-Novel-Michael-Cunningham/dp/0312243022

Featured Music: Sousa - With Pleasure (Dance Hilarious) - United States Marine Band, via MusOpen
https://musopen.org/music/445/john-philip-sousa/with-pleasure-dance-hilarious/

Theme Music: Slyvius Leopold Weiss's Preludio in E Major, played by Jeff Carter
https://musopen.org/music/181/sylvius-leopold-weiss/ponce-preludio-in-e-major/

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