Episode 087

Hi! This is the Daughter of Godcast Season Two Crowd Creation, episode 087, Tea. Coming up, a smidgen of feedback from our tenacious last collaborator and a new scene. But first, here's me talking to myself.

Why Podcast?

Having a podcast is both stimulating and slightly cumbersome. Talking about the making of the movie steals time from the making of the movie. What is my outcome for this podcast? Or really anything? I'm revisiting the why podcast topic because the recent lackluster response to Crowd Creation could suggest a re-evaluation of motivations and methods. To a less audacious artist that is.

So I ask myself, are podcasting and feedback really and truly essential components to my movie making process?

Maybe, but podcasting has for sure contributed to the making of the me process. My journey of self discovery has been amping up, I feel stretched in ways that I've never stretched before. The experience of stretching, of feeling what I am, of reveling in sensation has become more important than results.

This is a bit of a pirate's plank I'm walking out on, because I've been operating in a results oriented paradigm for the better part of half a century. Achievement has always been primary. I love the experience of high performance for sure, of doing the outrageous, exploring the frontiers of what's possible. But for now at least, fuck outcomes. I've gone about as far as I can go striving for outcomes. The frontier of excellence is presence. The experience is the point, not the trophy or the degree or the bragging rights.

This is the classic journey inward which as any aspiring sadhu knows is also a flowering of presence and delight outwards, into the lives of others, into our shared experience. Which circuitously, brings us back to Daughter of God and to art making generally.

Movie-ing into 2018, the various loose ends of Daughter of God are drawing together. I am getting more excited about what I am seeing in the studio, results yes, but even more importantly what I am experiencing in the happening, the making. Consistent deliberate presence has dramatically uplifted the quality of the cinematic product. I'm having more fun making this movie than ever before, and that's saying a lot.

Here I am still talking to myself in Episode 087. There's a few of you listening, hello! Collaborators come and go, maybe the initial wave of Crowd Creation collaborators were like the first stages of the Falcon Heavy, they got us out of the atmosphere and so now fall away, back to Earth to be reused by another podcast. Except for Seamus, he's still here. Let's hear from him!

Feedback for 086 Redemption

In Episode 086, Redemption we showcased the inventory of things and experiences Blessings can get you. We asked which Redemptions were most intriguing or which ones you'd love to see offered.

Seamus opined he'd be into Brunch or Sailing Lessons. As the second most Best Beloved, he's already set for a solid foundation of Hobie Cat fundamentals or iceboat co-piloting and well on his way to the Deluxe Artist house Brunch. Being a supra genius, there's not much Seamus can't whip up himself with a few paperclips and a super collider. Wind tussled hair and a hearty stack of pancakes, for the man who has everything.

In 087, Tea, our two oddball unlikelys continue to miss the mark, stumbling down the path to what we know is inevitable. Things just keep getting worse, but as that old adage goes, it's always darkest before the sailors delight, and let he who is without sin teach a man to fish. A bit of sexual and christian innuendo mash up there.

Gerry offers Christina tea. There are all kinds of teas - earl grey, roobis, chamomile, rose hip, fenugreek, mushroom - each with very specific properties - arousing, calming, introspective, hallucinogenic... Gerry offers Christina tea. There are all kinds of teas - earl grey, roobis, chamomile, rose hip, fenugreek, mushroom - each with very specific properties - arousing, calming, introspective, hallucinogenic... if you were Gerry which properties would you want to infuse the moment with, especially after Christina's final statement?

That's the Daughter of Godcast episode 087, Tea. I suppose another Dan Kelly in an alternate universe would be discouraged by the falling away of our collaborators, especially after announcing all those fabulous redemptions in episode 086. But this Dan Kelly, your Dan Kelly loves the simplicity of minimal feedback, because he get's a chance to breathe and philosophize, to justify continuing the irrational course of action he's bent upon, namely a Crowd Creation without a crowd. Actually, Seamus's extreme brain activity is roughly equivalent to that of 20 science undergrads, and maybe 50 marketing majors, so as long as he's hanging around, we're legit. This Dan Kelly, your Dan Kelly is also confident that everything is coming up roses. He has opened to the flow of the cosmos, and instantiates the inevitable advent of the miraculous. The Daughter of God's prophet. She is COMING.


  1. Dan from dog.movie on April 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    From: Anonymouse
    Subject: Re: Daughter of Godcast 087, Tea
    Date: April 25, 2018 at 5:33:11 PM EDT
    To: Uncle Joe

    you were in fine form today 🙂

    tea feedback: i recommend fenugreek tea – Fenugreek: nature’s aphrodisiac – NaturalNews.com
    peace and joy,

    From: Uncle Joe aka Shri Fugi Spilt Subject: Re: Daughter of Godcast 087, Tea
    Date: April 25, 2018 at 5:37:51 PM EDT
    To: Anonymouse

    I always have Fenugreek on hand. Thanks for the quick response, wow! Have you looked over the Redemptions yet? Believe it or not, your number 3 Best Beloved!

    From: Anonymouse
    Subject: Re: Daughter of Godcast 087, Tea
    Date: April 25, 2018 at 5:53:06 PM EDT
    To: Uncle Joe aka Shri Fugi Spilt

    i thought about them;

    Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
    re·demp·tion (rĭ-dĕmp′shən)
    1. The act of redeeming or the condition of having been redeemed.
    2. Recovery of something pawned or mortgaged.
    3. The payment of an obligation, as a government’s payment of the value of its bonds.
    4. Deliverance upon payment of ransom; rescue.
    5. Christianity Salvation from sin through Jesus’s sacrifice.
    [Middle English redempcioun, from Old French redemption, from Latin redēmptiō, redēmptiōn-, from redēmptus, past participle of redimere, to redeem; see redeem.]

    Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
    re·deem (rĭ-dēm′)
    tr.v. re·deemed, re·deem·ing, re·deems
    1. To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum: redeemed the ring from the pawnbroker.
    a. To pay off (a promissory note, for example).
    b. To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
    c. To convert into cash: redeem stocks.
    3. To fulfill (a pledge, for example): “That is the unfinished work of our time, to lift the burden of race and redeem the promise of America” (Bill Clinton).
    a. To set free, as from slavery or kidnapping, by providing money or other compensation.
    b. To save (a person or soul) from a state of sinfulness and its consequences. See Synonyms at save1.
    c. To restore the honor, worth, or reputation of: You botched the last job but can redeem yourself on this one.
    a. To atone for (an error or mistake): “a silence that gave Maisie a chance to redeem the mistake of pretending to know too much by the humility of inviting further correction” (Henry James).
    b. To serve as compensation for; make up for: The low price of the clothes dryer redeems its lack of special features.

    From: Uncle Joe aka Shri Fugi Spilt Subject: Re: Daughter of Godcast 087, Tea
    Date: April 25, 2018 at 5:58:23 PM EDT
    To: Anonymouse

    Yes, many of those apply!

    From: Anonymouse
    Subject: Re: Daughter of Godcast 087, Tea
    Date: April 25, 2018 at 6:02:09 PM EDT
    To: Uncle Joe aka Shri Fugi Spilt

    so i would like the earth to be redeemed – allowing the earth to have clean air, clean soil, clean water 🙂


  2. Dan from dog.movie on April 25, 2018 at 7:51 pm

  3. Dan from dog.movie on April 25, 2018 at 9:02 pm

  4. Dan from dog.movie on April 26, 2018 at 8:55 pm

  5. Dan from dog.movie on April 26, 2018 at 9:56 pm

  6. Seamus Callaghan on May 1, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Well, that picked up quickly. Does this happen just after the “It’s God” with the books in the drawer?

    It must be inhibition loosening and numbing. In other words, it must be alcoholic. Will they regret it later? Almost certainly. But if sex is the goal, then it’s the only chance they’ve got right now. Unless, of course, they put it off until later and develop some sort of chemistry in the meantime.

    • Dan from dog.movie on May 2, 2018 at 7:33 am

      There is only a few lines of dialogue between scene 081 Drawer / 082 V2 and 087 Tea. No alcohol, drugs, or mind control beams. What do you mean by “picked up quickly”? Are you saying you feel their rapport has improved? He is silent until he offers tea and she doesn’t speak until after the tea cups come out. Does the quality of their silence feel like connection / attraction for you? What will they “almost certainly” “regret later”?

      • Seamus Callaghan on May 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

        After watching the clip a couple more times, this scene, taken by itself, does seem to show there is now some connection/attraction between the two. The profound discomfort between them in the past few scenes we’ve seen has softened (though the slightly horrified look on Christina’s face at the end shows it clearly hasn’t disappeared). If this scene follows the scene from 081/082, it seems like a rather abrupt emotional transition, and I have yet to see an explanation. Perhaps that explanation lies in those few lines of dialogue between the clips. Without it, I initially assumed the intense discomfort was still present, and that the only way they could overcome that barrier to sexual activity was through substance use. It would not have been an emotionally positive experience in that case, since they’d only be dulling their discomfort, which would lead to later regret. I realize that’s not what you’re going for, but I don’t see any other plausible scenario for them to get in bed together that same night.

        • Dan from dog.movie on May 2, 2018 at 9:51 pm

          What I am taking away is that you came into Hello thinking this was a continuation of the last moment we looked at with them, Drawer. So things seemed to leap ahead.

          I am cherry picking and curating these scenes, testing what I am most curious about and holding back on key interactions. Every scene should be considered on it’s own merits, as a stand alone moment. We can’t help but draw on prior knowledge, but I’d rather we didn’t rely on it. Considering all that, if Gerry could shift the energy, what sort of shift would he want?

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