The Requisite - Anime and Pop vs indie

Well, well, well, do I have a banger for you. This week’s episode is a solid 2 hours of delightful conversation with Matt, Max, and Sam of the band The Requisite. The three hold various levels of interest in Anime, so it was really a delight to explore the topic through those layers. They lent their great talents to Soundaffection to create a beautiful tune about one Child’s quest to watch anime. Then we opened up the can of worms called “sell out”. it was fantastic. Please to enjoy.

Robb Blazey - Plane Craft and Guitar Craft

Everyone you know right now could move out of your life at some point. They also could move back into your life later, so keep kind to all you meet for meeting may be a regular thing. Welcome to this conversation with my friend Rob Blazey. Working at Boeing using laser technology to make sure things are built exactly right. He also tells us that anyone can a guitar! Let's enjoy!


Yay it is that time again! This 4th volume is a selection of sound affections from Episodes 75 - 100. As always thank you to all who have come through to have delightful conversations with me.

Episode 75 with Adam Bagley on sound

Episode 84 with Isaac Mellow on bedroom pop and mirrors

Episode 85 with Tyler Roarke on running for City Council

Episode 88 with Alex Johnston on being a wallflower, and the poet Rumi

Episode 97 with Yasmine Wisecarver on Charlie’s Combat Club

Little Ben and Natasha Nelson - Slam

Tony' V’s most iconic individual other than Tony himself: Ben Scott. Ben has been putting on a show at Tony V’s Garage for the last 4 years to raise money for Strong Against Cancer called SLAM. Which stands for Support Local Artists and Musicians. Natasha Nelson joins him this year to curate art for the event. June 14th and 15th. Also we got an inside look at the balance of bouncing. When to go in, and when to just be a sassy Ben. 😆 You know what I’m talking about.

Ryan Crowther - Fishing for Fisherman's Village

The best time to have Ryan Crowther on your podcast is two weeks after Fishermans Village Music Festival has just ended and he has ‘nothing’ to do. I’m Kidding! RC has been working hard for the music scene in Everett for many years and this year’s FVMF was a testament to that. However, we mostly talked about his obsession with the peaceful act of fishing. 🐠 🐟 🎣

Alex Taschereau - China Anxiety

What? Two hours of anxiety laden china visits? What good time is this? Well I will tell you that it is the best time with Alex Treshou. My conversation with this good fellow was so very delightful. Alex is deep in the Everett community and I rarely see him since he moved away, but those rare moments are alive with thoughts and theories. I knew it would be good to have him on my show, but this was GREAT! Thank you Alex for sharing your joy and pain with us!

Emily DeRoest - Political Improv

We have had some nice weather in the Pacific Northwest Emily suggested the park and I have not had this much fun recording outdoors since Kyle and I went to the Jetty! Emily has been involved in comedy for some time now and since 2017 she has been building an improv troupe. I got to join them for a few of the classes and it was so much fun! I especially enjoyed the 3 headed story telling monster! We also talk about politics and how talking about politics can be difficult. Please to enjoy!

Mike and Natasha - Hempfest etc

Michael Nanie, and Natasha Nelson talk to me about making a festival happen. Hempfest is a big movement in seattle that has been going on for several years, and has pushed the conversation on legalization of weed. Michael argues that the fight is not over, but the fervor for it has been undercut by the law that was passed because many people have accepted the current law as the freedom that the movement was seeking. Michael says that there is much more road to travel to see actual legalization. I think being able to grow it at one’s home might be a big piece of the goal they are pushing toward.

Dylan and CO. - High School Life

Hello Everythingers. This is the moment when everything you do actually matters. When the step forward is clearly leading you toward or away from your life goals. When people that you meet could change your perspective on life. When the words you say to those around you hold life producing power. What is this you ask? It is every day life. It is just clearer in High School, so let’s think about us!

Jimmy Humphries - Snap Life

This guy… This guy has plopped himself into our scene here and has pulled us all closer together somehow. This really made me interested in talking to him to figure out who he really was, and find we did! This young gentleman has been across waters and across the lands. After this conversation my appreciation for this fellow has increased 150%. Thank you for your time my dude!

Artists of the Salish Summit

This is a unique episode filled with the delightful conversation you have come to expect from Only Everything. A record number of 7 guests entered the Iron Ring of vocal discourse to explore artistic merit, black Jesus and the Salish Summit series happening April 19, 20, and 21st! The Salish Summit is a celebration of unrecognized artists in our community! come check some unexpected work!

Kris Hall - Portland Trip

Hey it’s that guy who went to Portland and came back! The first of his kind to make that trek into the dark lands and return with his spirit unbroken! AWP is a good gathering of all things poetry and word exploration with a baseline of building good relationships. ❤️ wonderful. I also attempt to integrate music from the band Enamity. Into the show in kind of a music review sort of situation.

Valentine - Dinosaur Votes

Welcome listeners! And readers if you are reading this right now! And if you are doing both? You are the true leaders! Okay I know dad jokes was last week. This week we are talking about dinosaurs and participation in government with my new buddy Valentine.

1) I'm about to listen to the Only Everything podcast episode called "Valentine -- Dinosaur Votes." (And I should admit right away that I'm pretty darn excited to hear about the dinosaur situation -- as reported on Only Everything!) I'm planning to jot down my thoughts, while listening . . . 

2) I have seen (at least once), that meme which was mentioned, about how "nobody asks your favorite dinosaur anymore" (when you're an adult). (At least once) I went ahead and reported my favorite dino -- that time, I remembered what it was! (Well, a name of a dino-type jumped around in my brain so I looked it up, and YUP that one looked pretty good so I figured it must be my favorite). And, (sidenote), I did take a class (in college) which was ONLY about dinosaurs, HOWEVER: I realized (today) that I couldn't remember what that dino-type was, that I remembered (a while ago) when I saw that meme (!!!) It's time to do new research, (it's always a good time to do new research), and GUESS WHAT!?? There is a dino-type which is famous now, (it has been Wikipedia-ized, at the very least), and . . . it's my new fave now (even though I might not have heard of it before, even in the class I took), or it might just be that I didn't remember it (if I did learn about it) . . . (either way, it's cool, and) . . . please let it be known that THERIZINOSAURIA is the bestest dino. (According to me.) Because: CLAWS. (Also, because) . . . just try saying it's name -- "Therizinosauria" is fun to say! 

(And just picture a haiku, such as this one . . . ) 

      Theramins for the

      Therizinosauria --

      the thrillingest thing!!!

(You believe it, yes!!?) 

3) (It's time to move on to #3, because #2 was getting too long.) Continuing onward about the Therizinosauria. The idea is: they were herbivorous critters, and used their giant claws (one meter long) to "grasp and shear leafy branches." (That's a pretty good idea.)

4) I 'm listening to the podcast right now, and thinking to myself, "pterodactyls are really cool, too; it will be interesting to see if they make an appearance in this podcast episode about dinosaurs."

5) I remember our dino-guide in the dino-class, (an amazing professor at the college), talking quite a big game about warmbloodedness, (there was stuff happening which pointed in that direction). Another important thing to keep in mind is that we have to do our best-est guesses, about dino-colors! (We don't really know for sure what colors they were, because no photographs were snapped, back in the Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous.) Cameras hadn't even been invented yet! (It is possible that people brought cameras to the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous using time machines, but I have no direct evidence of this and I have not personally seen any photos.) 

6) YAY -- (Caleb mentions pterodactyls, and now I am so happy!)

7) I am suddenly curious about how big dragonflies were, (once upon a time a long time ago), so I'm going to look it up. I found what I want: they were GINORMOUS . . . (okay, it says these critters "resembled and were related to" the modern-day dragonflies) . . . ancient insects in the genus Meganeura had wingspans of 70 cm, (that's 27.5590551 inches). That's PDB. (Pretty Darn Big.)

7.99) There are other growing-capsule thingies (that you put in water and they EXPAND), it's not just the dinos! (Mentioning that, so nobody has to miss out.) (Hint: Fred Meyer. Toy section.) 

9) Has Caleb already mentioned his fave dinosaur, somewhere in there, and I somehow MISSED hearing it? (!!!!!!)  Kris's Fave Dino (KFD) = Triceratops. Valentine's Favorite Dino (VFD) = T. rex. (What is CFD???) And Caleb, I'm soooo sorry if you mentioned your FD, in there (and I just missed it).

10) I know the thing you are talking about, but I can't think of it's name! (The binocular toy with the picture-disc thingy.) Back to google ----> VIEWMASTER. (Ta-dah!) (You can do an Amazon to get this.) (Maybe Fred Myer, but I can't promise, I haven't looked.) Prepare for TOPIC SWITCH!

11) (Mini-thoughts, related to voting.) I think reading up about the people who are candidating, and the issues, is SO GOOD! Also, there are at times, quite a few candidates and issues. So I think that it is good for people to go ahead and vote as well as they can, on the people/issues they've decided on -- (while also, at times, feeling free to leave a few items blank, if they haven't gotten around to researching everything / figuring out which options they prefer) -- it's okay to do it that way if that's going to mean a person will vote the many things they ARE ready to vote on; (rather than deciding they aren't ready, and then not voting on anything). That was a long sentence to share the idea that voting imperfectly, (such as not doing a completely complete ballot), is better than not voting at all! (It is GOOD to make our voices heard, especially on the issues we cares about the most!) 

12) Also . . . (fun fact) . . . if you turn in your ballot at a ballot box, on election day, (at least if you do so near the end of the day) . . . (well, it happened to me, once!) . . . there are people standing there to give you an "I VOTED" sticker!  

13) Oh wow, that was so cool that the number of thoughts about this episode, turned out to be exactly an even dozen thoughts!   (Oops.)

Mareyoko Butler - Extra Narcissism

This show is about ME! I love hearing myself talk. blah blah blah. Okay that stuff is true but it doesn’t mean I am a narcissist. There is a big difference between those things. Being confident about the value you bring to the world doesn’t have to come with a negative label. I really like where this conversation went it was a lot of fun. Also it was cool talking to someone who has been on Bones, and Californication. Come have an awesome time with us!

Tyler Giese - Peddle Petal Pedal

HONK! HONK! Who is that guy with the horn? It's Tyler Giese from Laser Beam! Let's explore what Pedal means if we start with no expectation of meaning other than the sound of the word.

Proctologist's office, trying to read circuit diagrams, and pianos that meow, all play into the conversation. TUNE IN!


Julie wrote a review and it is in the style of In the moment! Please enjoy. I feel like listening to the freshest-est episode and writing you a PCR, right away! (While cooking a pizza.) (Well, half a pizza! Toaster oven . . . ) [[[I wrote most of this note yesterday, by the way. I'm reading through what's here, then I'll add more -- and SEND this!]]]

(1) "Peddle" . . . I want to note that this word can _also_ mean to sell something! ("Peddling wares . . . ") 

(2) Alaina! (I know her, too) -- (I'm glad you got to visit her and have good food and friendshipping!) [[[Re-reading this part, which I wrote yesterday, and pondering the significant difference between "friendship-ing" and "friend-shipping." Do you see it, too?]]]

(3) (Now I have paused your show for a moment) because I want to focus on telling you that the bulb horn is cool, AND I want to add a story: my dad and stepmom had a bulb horn fastened to the wall, near the top of the stairs, at the house they lived in (in Index) during my childhood years. I used to sometimes toot the bulb horn, on the way down the stairs! The (only) bathroom in the house, was upstairs; it was a big bathroom because the house didn't originally have a bathroom, (OLD house, and there had originally been an outhouse instead of a bathroom); at some point, a bedroom was turned into a bathroom. There was a clawfoot tub in there! (Oops now I'm starting to get side-tracked away from the podcast topics! I'm spinning off!) Yes, the bulb horn does sound like it would be a good car horn. I love it that he carries Bulbhorn around with him! (If I see a guy with a bulbhorn, I will know who!) One interesting thing which I used to carry around with me, (sometimes), was a clock. (A battery powered wall clock, his name was Ivan.) the 1/2 pizza is not in the oven yet. (I need to add some extra cheese . . . )

(4) OH -- just now I felt like you were about to tell us what the 2nd topic was going to be, in this episode, (and I was thinking: "wait no . . . I want it to be a surprise!!!" (And then you kept it a mystery for now.) (Yay!) I'm about to grate the cheese! (After I type this.) (It's just a frozen cheese 1/2 pizza BTW don't get too excited . . . ) (I'll be turning the podcast back on now . . . )

(5) (Okay) . . . I again paused the podcast for a bit, so I could think (in my head) about my favorite experience with (flower) petals, and after some searching around, I thought of one! CILANTRO was growing in the garden over here, and my nose suddenly caught a whiff of the SCENT of the cilantro blossoms. (So-lovely) -- a bit like the scent of cilantro leaves. Even better! -- (at the same time, both subtler but also more arresting! Very intriguing!) Hmmmm . . . mmmaybe that story conveys a general, "flower-related" experience; rather than specifically a "petal-related" experience. (I hope it still counts for somethin' here!) While thinking about flowers and petals, I also remembered a time when I smelled chocolate. SMELLED CHOCOLATE (while working at an office, on campus, while I was in college). WHERE was that chocolate scent coming from? (I was perplexed, for a while) -- then I figured out that the chocolate scent was coming from a bouquet of Dahlias which was sitting above the desk where I sat!) (WOW, huh?) I'm usually not super-fond of floral scents; (but I LOVED the cilantro-flower scent, and the chocolate Dahlia scent); I'm also fond of the scent of HELIOTROPE -- (are you familiar with that one?) (To me, it smells like vanilla!) OH -- Pinapple Sage! (The scent is heavenly! I guess there are multiple floral scents I admire.) 

[[[ (5.5) This was going to be part of #5, but I decided to give it its own segment in the spotlight here.]]] In the time since I paused the podcast, I also looked up "petal," in Howard -- (my 1950 Webster's Dictionary New International Version Unabridged); Howard has numerous petal-related words, including "petalage" -- referring to the petals on a flower. (As you might have guessed with those various sidetrackings, some time has passed and the pizza is fully COOKED now! I thought I should include that update.) Now I'm going to start listening again . . . 

(6) DAISIES!!! (The little white flowers Tyler was talking about in there . . . they are daisies, I'm quite certain!) The cool thing about those teeny daisies is that they are so short; they grow right along with the grass -- (then maybe they sometimes don't even get cut when the lawn is mowed -- or maybe they just grow up again quickly?) I think they are cute. (Daisies stink, though; from a fragrance point of view. At least the big ones do) -- the type-o-Daisies called "Shasta" Daisies. (Back to the small ones, that grow in the lawn) . . . some of them have a pink-ish-purplish tinge. Some people make little chains out of them, while sitting in the grass at the park. (I think I've been one of those people . . . I've dabbled in diminutive daisy-chaining!) Important announcement: there is more podcast for me to listen to and write about, but I think I'll call this PCR#1 (for this episode) -- I plan to add more here (about this episode) in a futurenote . . . 

Days passed, curiosity built, and then Julie sent me round two!

(7) The "Bird of Paradise" flower . . . I was pretty sure I'd seen a photo (but I did a google just to be sure) -- and learned that there is a poster, (36" x 24" on heavy giclée paper) featuring the Bird of Paradise flower. I looked up "giclée," it's a process in which a high-quality print is produced by an inkjet printer. (The word "Giclée" is a derivative of the French word "gicler" -- which means "to squirt.") Yes I had indeed remembered the Bird of Paradise flower correctly. (I didn't purchase the Bird of Paradise poster.) [[[Almost completely unrelated: in the time since typing that, I did order a poster featuring Jackfruit. Smaller, of uncertain quality.]]]

(8) (When I've used a number 8 in a list, it has always turns into a sunglassed smiley-face, on facebook.) I'm pretty certain that's going to happen here, too.

(9) Of bicycles, you said "I don't know how they stand up." I thought that brought up an interesting question -- (yes, WHY do they stand up so well, while in motion? -- it's an appropriate thing to be wondering!) I thought for sure there would be a simple scientific explanation for it, but when I did a google (to learn what it might be), I learned that researchers designed experiments to test to see if the two factors they _thought_ might be responsible for a bicycle not falling, were indeed responsible -- (they designed a bike which eliminated those factors). The bike-model they created still stayed upright while moving! -- (even without those two factors, and even without a rider!) 

(10) I want to see a photo of the bike + trailer + canoe, (that's dedication!)

(11) Interesting stuff there, about using pedals in music making.;

(12) I drove an automobile with a standard transmission (with a clutch PEDAL), for a few years, in college: a 1958 Volkswagen Beetle -- (named "Wogglebug" . . . nickname = "Woggle"). One thing which was interesting about Woggle is that she did not have a gas gauge. I had to use other methods to keep track of the amount of fuel in the gas tank. I could lift the hood, remove the lid to the gas tank, and peer down in there with a flashlight, (to observe the fuel level). OR . . . (better) . . . I could slam on the brakes (while coming to a STOP, in a parking lot) -- -- -- then immediately turn off the engine and listen to the sound of the fuel in the tank. The sound of fuel slapping loudly against the sides of the gas tank indicated that I'd be fine for a while); little trickly sounds meant I should: BUY. GAS. SOON.) (I only ran out of fuel a few times and only one time was a particularly memorable adventure!)

(13) Yes! ("Peddle" can mean to sell something; I mentioned that in my comment #1, without having yet listened to part where it was mentioned, later along in the podcast). It sounds like the word "peddler" preceded the variation "peddle." "Peddler" was derived from French and Latin words referring to feet; (peddlers can travel on foot, to sell their wares). [[[Adding this comment later, after having listened to the entire podcast: it seems to me that "peddle" can refer to a wider variety of selling than just going on foot, though; selling things in a store or even SELLING DRILLS over the telephone, etc., hmmm?]]]

(14) (I have paused the show and right now I am trying to think of some other devices which utilize pedals.) I've thought of a few! One example: a SPINNING WHEEL (to spin yarn). There might also be pottery wheels which are operated via pedal. (True dat. I just checked.)

(15) That first sound affection segment was one of the most surprising ones I've heard! (Adding a thumbs up for hilariousness!) The 2nd portion -- (the telemarketing drill peddler) = super duper hilarious! (I also want to mention that "stormbraining" = perfect new variation on an old word . . . )

(16) I DID! (I googled up a diagram of a pedal.) 

(17) Have you heard of a theremin? (Maybe sort of unrelated, but I was reminded of it, so . . . )

(18) OhMyGosh I guess the thermin IS related (because now you two are suddenly talking about it! (So it wasn't just me who thought of it!)

(19) Chocolate chip cookies are reallllllly good!

(20) (While he was wondering whether you've microwaved CDs), Tyler reminded me of a youtube show called "Is it a good idea to microwave this?" -- a friend told me about it, years ago. (Tyler might like that show. There is also a youtube show called "Will it Blend?" -- similar concept, but involving a blender instead of a microwave.) Spoiler alert: it's not a good idea to put every thing in the microwave. It's not a good idea to put every thing in a blender. 

(22) SPIN PAINTING! (Paint dropped on spinning thing, it makes cool patterns; can be messy though . . . )

(23) (Wait, what does happen when CDs are microwaved?)

(24) I'm glad we got to hear the horn again at the end . . . (nice way to finish!)

(25) (It seems like 25 would be a good number to end on, so I'm adding this one . . . ) 🙂