Australian comedian Aidan Jones laughing at his own jokes and stories. Every Tuesday, for ever.
Ep 315 -Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Yesterday I spent a couple hours of my afternoon at the piano figuring out some jazz harmonies for the melody to 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and it was probably the happiest I've felt all week. Although actually, I was pretty happy when I ate the sandwich I had for lunch on Saturday. And then also actually same goes for the sandwich on Sunday, and when I saw G Love and Special Sauce play at The Corner on Sunday night. Alright, let's say that messing around on the piano yesterday afternoon was in my top five moments of the last week... that feels like something I can commit to.
Ep 314 - Like A Little Feather
Headspace Andy used to say that when you notice a thought the way to acknowledge it was like placing a feather on the surface of a bubble - what a f*****t. Something's got me in a bad mood apparently, or maybe I'm just a little stressed? Who knows, I'm feeling pretty good to be honest. Started taking my keyboard to gigs this week, had a very passive-aggressive interaction with the guy at the shop when I bought the case for it. That guy was almost as big of a fuckwit as Headspace Andy. Almost.
Ep 313 - [Untitled]
I feel so happy with every aspect of my life at the moment. What a wonderful thing to be able to say! This morning I drafted an email to the wheelchair guy that I've been talking about for the last few weeks. I'm going to send it to my friend and see if he'll pass it on, then once I do that, it's out of my hands.
Ep 312 - Good On Ya Aidan
I'm reading a book called '4000 Weeks', about how we are all in denial about the fact that we are going to die. Once we accept that fact, and the subsequent fact that we will never be able to fit even a fraction of the things we want to do into our painfully brief lives, then we can finally get down to the business of making decisions about exactly which things we want to do. We can stop living for some imagined future that may or may not ever arrive, and instead live in the present, which is really all we have. It's a good book!
Ep 311 - You Love To See It
What's that, you reckon there's no way I could possibly still be talking about this story? Wrong. I've been telling it all week on stage, I think I'm going to make it the end of my new show, and I also have a plan to contact the guy it happened to and talk to him about it. I spoke about that, and a bunch of other irrelevant bullshit on the pod today. Still feeling pretty damn good if I'm honest, which is incredibly troubling.
Ep 310 - Everything Is Good
I'm really enjoying taking things slowly. I'm planning to start a monthly show somewhere in Melbourne, and my dream spot would be Panenka cafe in Abbotsford, but rather than pitch them a show in a few weeks or a month and rush into the thing, I'm going to pitch them something in January. I'm going to give myself heaps of time to get promotional stuff ready, spread the word, build some hype, and deliver one of the best shows in the city. This is the energy I'm trying to bring to everything at the moment, and I'm really fired up about it!
Very enjoyable and honest
Tea sipping good
Aidan is the king of podcasting
And he’s the king of my heart.
This is a super honest and introspective comedy podcast. This guy has a way of exploring the intricacies of ordinary daily life in a way that is really interesting. It’s equal parts real and silly. Love this pod and look forward to each new ep