How did you finally get your ocd to a manageable place?
It’s up and down but I just fight it with my mind and dare myself to touch stuff when I’m feeling healthy. It’s always there but I can sometimes put it in the background and laugh to myself about it. It flares up and becomes uncontrollable when I’m ill or when I haven’t had enough sleep. So I try to stay healthy and get a lot of sleep.
hi yoni. i just went through a bout with my crohn's disease, and just wanted to say that from entering the hospital to recovering at home now, "by torpedo or crohn's" has been a relieving song to have playing on nearby speakers or inside my head. i hope you're doing well with your own case, and if you ever feel like writing about your experience with the disease—and how came to write music about it—i for one would be interested. i'll understand if it's a sore subject though! take care, caleb.
I’m glad you are out of the hospital brother. For me, it’s always a challenge but I’ve been good the past couple days. I’m constantly tweeking my diet and exercise and work routines. I try to think of the disease as a spiritual issue with gutters to keep me rolling straight down the lane. I’m sensitive to everything. Health is in perfection but I try not to be discouraged if things aren’t perfect. In this one life, you have to just roll with the punches and caresses too. Can’t be too affected.
Hey Yoni. I spend a lot of time listening to your music & your podcasts - you could say you're a pretty big influence in my life. Thanks for that. Anyway I'm having a pretty shitty time in my life right now trying to find myself, build a good relationship with myself, & get passed a bad breakup. Cliche, I know.. I guess I was wondering if you could recommend me some of your favorite books or something? I don't know. Maybe something that got you through some shit. Thanks, much love. Shaylee x
Hmmm thats a tough one. I’m glad you are in a mode of trying to get to know yourself better. That’s where I’m at too. I’ve just started to meditate every day and journaling and am trying to work a little more regular hours. I read a meditation book by russel simmons that was pretty cool. Not that it’s a good read but I think the subject matter is kinda important. try reading some poetry. I like Galway Kinnell. listen to some good music. I like Majical Cloudz and Neil Young and Radiohead rn. Do a lot of exercise (i like running and yoga) and eat healthy food (low in grains and carbs and high in protein) and you will be feeling better in no time :)
On a serious note. I'm finding it hard to write anything poetic. As crazy as it sounds, I'm scared to read what’s going on in my head, because it just fucks with me. Have you gone through this? What’s the best thing I should do?
Go running. Do yoga. Eat healthy. But don’t hold the words back if it’s how you emote. Your mind will mellow in time. It’s science.
This week, Yoni speaks with the incredible, Regan Farquhar, aka/pka/bka Busdriver!
Episode 56- Regan Farquhar (Busdriver). In the midst of Yoni’s solo tour, in LA, he meets up with Regan for a talk in anticon manager, Shaun Koplow’s Echo Park apartment. They discuss Regan’s history, Project Blowed, Hellfyre Club, being a grizzled vet, and veganism.
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features TWW alum and hilarious comedian, Ryan Singer!
Episode 51- Ryan Singer 2. Stand-up comedian, Ryan is in Cincinnati to do the Bob and Tom morning show. Yoni takes the opportunity to catch up with his buddy. They meet up at Ryan’s hotel and talk about consciousness, praying mantis sex, the Drive By Truckers, female ejaculation, road hook-ups, crowd work, and how Gargamel turned evil.
Yoni’s conversation with urban dance veteran Ephrat Asherie for THE WANDERING WOLF!! http://bit.ly/1kLVy0I
Episode 50- Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie. As part of a proposed documentary Yoni has agreed to be a part of, he meets up with dancer/choreographer, Ephrat, for a conversation in her lower Manhattan office/studio. They discuss her genesis and history as a dancer, transitioning from more traditional styles like ballet to urban styles like breaking and house dance, and how to salvage a laptop after spilling tea all over it.
I had a dream about you last night! You were doing this sort of contest and said you'd fly a fan out to a show and hang out with them or whatever if they tattooed your name on their body. I got your name tattooed across my toes and sent you a picture and you were like "I can't believe a fan was fucking stupid enough to tattoo my name on their body!!!" And you didn't give me tix ://
This week’s episode of THE WANDERING WOLF features the great novelist, Tao Lin!
Episode 48- Tao Lin. Yoni meets up with young novelist, Tao Lin at Tao’s Manhattan apartment. The two get acquainted and discuss Tao’s latest novel, Taipei, the writing process, writing on weed, dating, internet dating, dating fans, bad reviews, and detachment.