"The Experimentalist Podcast" was ultimately an excuse to work and play; also document and live. There was no real mission statement. No grand theme to explore. I suppose the hypothesis was that if one were to work on something, in this case record improvised music and then listen back and record themselves stream-of-conscious talking during the listening, would improvements happen over 100 episodes and would they be noticeable? Well, actually that would be more along the lines of formulating an initial question. The 100 episodes are more a part of the research phase, and I appear to not have made a definitive hypothesis at this point.
I could already conclude that there are a few improvements that were made over the course of the entire run of sessions, but what would be the point on top of that? Well, one thing I learned is that having a goal, a well defined expectation of results at the outset, is crucial to reaching any level of success. I also uncovered a few subplots or you could call them subconscious personality traits (flaws?) that contribute to "roadblocks" in my advancement as a human being, an individual, and ultimately a musician/artist. I may have been born with these traits or I have picked them up and they have become habits that I rely on to protect me from the horrifying feeling of embarrassment from incompetence. I am certain, however, that producing this podcast has been a way of bringing some of these realities to the surface instead of allowing them to remain safely buried.
I hope to complete the 100th session someday. If I perform it, I believe it will be done live in front of an audience of anywhere from 1 to a dozen people. And that will be what it really is.
THANKS TO ANYONE WHO LISTENED TO ANY EPISODE ALONG THE WAY! YOU'RE A GOOD PERSON AND A SOLID FRIEND!!