Episode 22

I Think This Is Great! With Clay N. Ferno Saturday Shorts - Jack Kerouac's Birthday, Pandemic Anniversary, Oliver Tree


March 13th, 2022

18 mins 30 secs

Season 2

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I Think This is Great! with Clay N. Ferno Saturday Shorts, March 12, 2022 - "How's your Panny?"
2 Years

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"How's your Panny?" - stolen from my friend’s Instagram account when they were just getting back into working on concerts again in 2021.

I spent a lot of time thinking about time.

I spend a lot of time thinking about death. Since the death of my Mother.

Tim Heidecker and Weyes Blood’s Fear of Death record had a profound effect on me.

Fear of Death Live! at Desert Daze 2021 Photo Gallery.

We near 1 million deaths in the US from COVID-19, an unfathomable number.

“SIRI: How do I know if I have this?” — Thanatophobia

Thanatophobia is commonly referred to as the fear of death. More specifically, it can be a fear of death or a fear of the dying process.

It’s natural for someone to worry about their own health as they age (I’m 46 this year). It’s also common for someone to worry about their friends and family after they’re gone. However, in some people, these concerns can develop into more problematic worries and fears.

The American Psychiatric Association doesn’t officially recognize thanatophobia as a disorder. Instead, the anxiety someone may face because of this fear is often attributed to general anxiety. (Great, LOL!)

Signs and symptoms of thanatophobia include:



distress (!!!?!)

Treatment focuses on:

learning to refocus the fears

talking about your feelings and concerns

How are you coping, on this 2 year pandemic anniversary? Are you missing someone? Are you finding more joy these days? Are you going out to shows?

When I was riding Uber Eats deliveries on my bike in 2020, I crashed into a pole because I was listening to Oliver Tree.

I saw Oliver Tree at House of Blues last night. I got to wear my cowboy hat and jacket. He has a cowboy thing going on too. Most of the people at the sold-out House of Blues show were not wearing masks.

My short but succinct review of The Batman. I loved it, it was too long. I haven’t done a deep dive into Easter Eggs yet, but I will.

I was looking for the snarky Joe Strummer quote about stage time. “these people have things to do”… but I didn’t find it. Link me to it below if you know what I’m talking about.

I found this one instead:

“I don't have any other message than don't forget you are alive” — Joe Strummer

Sidebar, went to see an up-and-coming band the other night and it was not for me. I need my bands to rock, my country to make me sad, and my hip hop to make me move. Get out of the fucking middle of the road. I bought tickets (I can usually get a guest list spot) and I fucking left. Snoozefest.

Maybe the quote is just “We, The People, Have Things To Do”.

Playlist for this episode of my life: claynferno.substack.com


I Think This Is Great! with Clay N. Ferno is an interview podcast about people doing and being their best. We talk about compassionate work, working on teams, getting over hurdles and doing great things even when the chips are down. This is part productivity podcast and part interview show about fascinating people in my life. Welcome, and please let me know what you think is great!

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