Well, it never actually went anywhere, I just changed the name to A Creative Impulse. That experiment did not go well, so it is back to The DIY Creative.

I put out one video podcast and it did well. I then went back to audio and my numbers plummeted. Spotify sent me an email asking why I changed back to audio. Are they limiting my audio reach to get me to go back to video? Let’s see as the next few will be video.

It’s the world we live in now. We have to roll with it.

Being an experimental lofi, jazz hop, and ambient artist who also has a day job as a science museum composer and soundscape artist can be a challenging but incredibly rewarding experience. Juggling these various roles means constantly balancing creative pursuits with practical responsibilities and finding ways to make the most of every moment of the day. It can be challenging to find the time and energy to create my own new music while also fulfilling museum obligations, but the process of balancing these different roles can also be a source of inspiration. For me, each aspect of my work informs the other, and I’m constantly discovering new ways to combine my love of music with my other passions and interests.

As a solo artist, I’m constantly exploring new sounds and techniques and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in music. This means experimenting with different recording and production methods and constantly refining my approach to composition and arrangement. It also means staying connected with other artists in the scene and being open to collaboration and feedback. Although this work can be challenging, it’s incredibly rewarding to see my ideas come to life and to connect with fans who are passionate about this style of music.

As a science museum composer and soundscape artist, I have the opportunity to create immersive and interactive experiences that engage visitors and bring science to life in new and exciting ways. This work involves collaborating with scientists and educators to develop exhibits and installations that are both educational and entertaining and creating soundscapes that help to set the mood and create an immersive environment. This work is very different from my solo work, but the creative and technical skills that I’ve developed in one area often come in handy in the other.

Overall, being a solo artist who has a day job also based in music creation and audio is a complex and multifaceted experience. It requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and flexibility, but it’s also incredibly rewarding to be able to pursue multiple passions and find new ways to combine them in unique and unexpected ways.

This is an AI portrait, not really me

Talk about neglecting my media and sites. Truth be told, the covid lockdown, the work transitions from the office to home to the office, massive museum projects, and my illness last year left me reeling. My sense of direction was about as good as a broken compass. 

Luckily, I am coming out of that maelstrom. I have restarted the DIY Creative podcast. I am set to restart the Third Options podcast. I am writing scripts for the Taco Bell Theory of Everything podcast. I just redesigned this site moving the emphasis to Eban Crawford and my projects and away from strictly being Senator Jaiz-focused. I have two albums I am writing at the moment. There is new SllS audio coming soon. I have also restarted my VO work. 

WHAT?!?!?!?

That sounds like a lot, and it is, but I am pacing myself. These projects are marathons, not sprints. But progress is being made. That is the good part. 

So check out the redesign here. Check out the projects. Let’s have some fun! 

Sadly all is not good though. I have killed off one project. The Spiritual Audio Journeys site and podcast are gone. I was not feeling it any longer.

It feels good to be busy again!

I am a month into a pretty serious health problem. I was having bad back pain. At first they gave me muscle relaxers. Well, that did not work.

I went back to the doctor with a 104 degree fever and got sent to the hospital for four days. They found through tests that I had a mass in my right lung.

I have been getting treatment. I have made positive progress. I am beating this. I am feeling a bit better each day.

This will soon be behind me and I will be back to my regular life and shenanigans.

More to come soon.

Funky!