Come on in and join the Jelly Trumpet crew for episode 3 of season 2. Where we talk about modifying ideas, working on our imaginations and have some simple yet silly adventures.

We hope that Nigel’s* nuts will keep him quiet, we (that is me and Mr b) enjoy some coffee.

Mr b, again, explores his potential buttons, always experimenting that chap. We also attempt to return our regal passenger, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine to her own time, 1150AD France (even though it wasn’t France as we know it, just handy for you to know).

As a consequence of Mr b and his experiments Jelly Trumpet lands in Bronte country, we take the matches away from her majesty and cMac is created for the podcast coffee needs and as a story device.

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Time to dive into the silly, surreal and odd world of Jelly Trumpet. It’s not for the feint of heart or those with a closed mind, o’ and we have some great music from the house band ‘We Paint Houses.’

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Our third Trumpet of Creativity is ‘Modify’.

How to use this simple word to improve your work and leap over the blocks we sometimes inflict on ourselves.

Check out ‘The 9 Trumpets of Creativity’ page (download a PDF, if you like).

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00:00 The 9 Trumpets of Creativity
00:00 Challenge at Home
00:00 Micro Sitcom: The Start Up, Mary ‘The Entrepreneur’ in ‘Business Planning & Yoga’
00:00 Creative Rituals
00:00 Interview Countdown with Sita Brand of Settle Stories

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00:00 Tales from Jim’s Medicine Journal
00:00 Creative Rituals, learning from other creatives methods
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Season 2 Episode 03 – Modify

RIFF 1

S/FX: FADE IN

JIM:
Odd ear Mr b.

MR B:
What?

JIM:
O’ it’s a typo, I should be saying O’ dear Mr b. Amazing what you find in a script eh?

MR B:
Yes it is. Reading is so hard these days.

JIM:
So, I should be saying to you at this point ‘O dear Mr b.’

MR B:
What have you done?

JIM:
it appears the characters I’ve written have, er, well, they appear to be quite real.

MR B:
That goes to explain Nigel then.

JIM:
What?

MR B:
Him!

JIM:
Mr b that’s a squirrel. A squirrel the size of a St Bernard dog.

MR B:
Yes, it is isn’t it.

S/FX: SQUIRREL CHRIPPING

MR B:
Hello Nigel. Are those bongos?

S/FX: NIGEL PLAYS THE BONGOS

JIM:
Well, that’s all we need a giant bongo playing squirrel.

S/FX: NIGEL PLAYS THE BONGOS

JIM:
[cont.] Mr b do something.

S/FX: SOUND OF NUTS BEING THROWN INTO A TIN

JIM:
[cont.] What’s that?

MR B:
Acorns.

JIM:
Are they organic?

MR B:
Yes. They are organic.

JIM:
Where did he come from?

MR B:
You must remember. You wrote Nigel and his drum solo into Jelly Trumpet Season 1 Episode 1. Remember now?

JIM:
O’ I remember. Hang on. One moment. I didn’t write him with bongos and the size of a St Bernard.

MR B:
Mmm! Stranger and stranger…

JIM:
Let’s hope his nuts keep him quiet.

MR B:
Perhaps we could modify his instrument repertoire?

JIM:
What? O’ very good Mr b.

MR B:
I’ll make some coffee.

JIM:
Excellent! Well, we’ll sort this out later. We should start the show now. Mr b the button! NOT THAT ONE!

S/FX: SOUND OF BONGOS

S/FX: BUTTON BEING PUSHED

S/FX: JELLY TRUMPET JINGLE

TRAILER

TONY:
Welcome to Jelly Trumpet. The world’s only comedy podcast about creativity.

Jelly Trumpet makes you more creative with tips, tricks and ideas for expanding your imagination. Especially good for business people wanting to be creative online!

In this episode:

• A checklist for being more creative called ‘The Nine Trumpets of Creativity’, our third Trumpet is: ‘Modify all about transforming your ideas.

• Challenge at Home. A creative exercise for you to try at home

• Challenge Jim, where Mr b challenges Jim with an exercise in creativity

Plus

• A brand-new micro sitcom called ‘The Start up’ with our hero Mary ‘The Entrepreneur’ starring in an episode titled: ‘The Business & Yoga Coach, Part 1. Part 2 later.

AND

• Our very special guest is Sita Brand will take part in ‘Interview Countdown, 12 questions in 12 minutes!

S/FX: JELLLY TRUMPET JINGLE

9 TRUMPETS OF CREATIVITY

JIM:
This season on Jelly Trumpet we’re talking about the ‘9 Trumpets of Creativity’.

It’s a list of nine different tools for being more creative. Last episode we talked about the second trumpet: Adapt

This episode: Trumpet 3, ‘Modify.’ Sounds simple because it is.

There’s a PDF of all ‘9 Trumpets of Creativity’ which you can DOWNLOAD from the Jelly Trumpet website.

We adapted this list of creative tools from Osbourne’s Checklist also known as SCAMPER.

Why’ve we adapted the list? Because being creative means changing stuff, not accepting the first thing that comes into your head, unless it’s brilliant.

If you’ve listened to season one you’ll remember we talked a lot about keeping a journal of what helps you to be creative. We called this journal ‘Your Medicine’. The idea is you build up your own tool chest of ideas, the journal becoming your creative coach.

So, here we go with No. 3 in our ‘9 Trumpets of Creativity’.

Modify
Modify can work in so many ways. You can use modify when you think you have a block or you just to get a particular effect you want.

I was stuck on a scene once in a play I was writing called ‘Italian Bob’. I had multiple characters and an idea. The idea was to do use a wood plank for some visual comedy. I was stuck on this for days because I was trying to work out which character could meet which other character.

Then I modified the question, not who can meet who but how can I make this funny? THEN I added the characters.

Brevity is the soul of…

A BEAT

So, if you finish that line you modified a listeners behavior and created engagement. You modified it by a negative action.

You can modify by just changing one thing. A colour, the speed, a shape.

In online marketing you may read about conversion optimization. Years ago, you used to read about websites modifying the colour of the button and conversion to sales increased by 80%. Rubbish of course. But here’s something more useful for conversion, micro copy around a button eg Free delivery over £20. Modify the micro copy and test.

In performing like in TV shows a huge difference can be made by modifying one element. If you remember the first series of Blackadder, Edmund was a creep. In the second series and beyond he was the ambitious, venal and confident underdog of lower status. O’ that’s more than one modification but it is one element, the character.

If you are a fan of ‘The Big Bang Theory’ check out Sheldon’s voice in season 1 v subsequent seasons. A subtle but important modification that depeened the character and improved the comic delivery of the actor’s lines.

The Takeaway:
Perhaps ask yourself ‘what one thing can I modify that will make a significant difference?’ That is focusing on a minor change that radicalizes the original idea.

S/FX: INTERLUDE MUSIC

RIFF 2
S/FX: THE SOFT HUMMING OF A COFFEE MACHINE

JIM:
Well, I’m glad Nigel has put his bongos away. O’ and Mr b?

MR B:
Yes Mr Jim?

JIM:
I suggest we try again to return our passenger to her own time.

MR B:
Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine? I know. I’m working on the buttons now.

JIM:
What I don’t understand is when we started Jelly Trumpet, we never had any problems. Now the podcast seems to travel at will through time, space and multiple types of media.

MR B:
Experiment Mr Jim? I mean coffee Mr Jim?

JIM:
Now I remember! You and your experiments.

S/FX: BONGOS PLAYING

ELEANOR:
Arrête l’écureuil!

JIM;
Is that Eleanor with Nigel?

MR B:
Yes. She appears to have him in a headlock.

JIM:
Well, I suppose we’ll just have to carry on with your experiments till we get Eleanor back to medieval France.

MR B:
Yes. I’ve remapped F12 to F8 and added a larger steam valve.

ELEANOR:
J’ai dit arrête l’écureuil.

JIM:
I think he doesn’t understand French your majesty.

ELEANOR:
I said, ‘stop it squirrel.’

JIM:
When did Eleanor start speaking English?

MR B:
I gave her an iPad and a copy of that Babbel language app last episode.

JIM:
She’s picked that up quick. O’ well, Mr b the button if you please.

S/FX: BUTTONS BEING PUSHED

S/FX: HIGH WINDS OVER THE MOORS

JIM:
O’ Dear. That’s not St Albans.

MR B:
It could be.

JIM:
Could be eh? That looks more like some blasted moor up north, you know, the ones found in romantic fiction.

MR B:
O’ look ramblers!

JIM:
It’s definitely not St Albans.

MR B:
I bet it’s close.

JIM:
Closer than Love Island? Where you landed the podcast last episode.

MR B:
Definitely!

S/FX: SOMEONE KNOCKING

JIM:
O’ no.

MR B:
It’s just four ramblers. We can ask them in for a coffee. They look very cold.

JIM:
I know who they are.

MR B:
Do you?

JIM:
They look very sad – check.
They are expressing torment – check
They are wearing early 19th century clothing.
And we’re on a blasted windswept moor.

MR B:
What are they?

JIM:
Bronte’s Mr b. Bronties. You’ve landed us in Bronte country.

MR B:
I’ll, er clean the keyboard and have another attempt at St Albans.

JIM:
If you would Mr b. Before they start howling in anguish, setting fire to the vicarage and generally being miserable. How about taking us somewhere warm where we can have a great coffee?

MR B:
On it!

S/FX: SCREECHING OF METAL

JIM:
Isn’t that Watford?

MR B:
Yes. But it is August.

JIM:
It’ll do.

TONY:
Challenge at home!

CHALLENGE AT HOME

JIM:
I love editing. I’m also rather forgetful about what I’ve written, which is another pleasure.

Spending words
How few words can you use to get a point across? Try this. Take a piece of writing, a blog post, a social post, a web page, a chapter in your book, a sketch or play and see how well you can capture the meaning, the intent, the call to action in 140 characters, the old character limit for Twitter.

We talk about audiences a lot. In the creative world we see an audience as a whole. In digital marketing we segment the audience to make our message more personal and appealing.

So, now have a think about the different types / segments in your audience, pick three different types, or you could call them persona.

Write your 140 characters, tweet for each different persona.

How much language did you have to modify?
Now, go back to your original piece, what can you remove, what can you add, can you make the piece shorter and spend less words?

The Takeaway:
Enjoy your work and if you have the time think about how much editing you can do for yourself, spend less words and make more meaning.

‘In writing you must kill all your favourite children’ said William Faulkner. Don’t get hung up on that precious phrase, or that special idea. If it doesn’t fit cut it.

I have a list of my ‘favourite children’ ideas that I go back to now and then. It’s like a compost heap. Sometimes, years later I find a place where they belong.

RIFF 3

S/FX: PHONE RINGING

JIM:
Hello?

MR B:
I think we’re back in St Albans.

JIM:
[TO PHONE] One moment. Huzzzah!

MR B:
Huzzzah!

JIM:
[TO PHONE] Yes I have a bank account.

MR B:
One thing.

JIM:
[TO PHONE] One moment. Yes Mr b?

MR B:
It’s raining.

JIM:
Is that all. [TO PHONE] I’d love to give you my bank details and take advantage of this windfall from a Nigerian prince such as yourself.

S/FX: BONGOS

ELEANOR:
Stop it Nigel!

MR B:
Is that a scam call Mr Jim?

JIM:
[TO MR B] Yes it is. Hello caller? No. No. No. No. No. Thank you prince. I’m just going to hand you over to the account holder. His name is Nigel.

S/FX: VERY LOUD BONGO PLAYING

JIM:
[CONT.] Thank you Nigel.

ELEANOR:
You are welcome Monsieur Jim.

JIM:
Eh?

S/FX: THE STARTUP THEME TUNE

THE STARTUP: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS & YOGA COACH
PART 1

TONY:
The Start up! A micro sitcom.

Meet Mary ‘The Entrepreneur’ going about creating her online business.

The Scene is:

An empty office

This Episode; Mary, ‘The Entrepreneur’ meets Ryan, a combined Business Coach & Yoga Teacher. Yoga and business planning in the same session.

S/FX: KNOCKING ON A DOOR

RYAN:
Come in why don’t you?

MARY:
I’m not sure I’m in the right place.

RYAN:
You must be Mary?

MARY:
Are you Ryan?

RYAN:
Ryan Pickles. But I don’t if you know what I mean.

MARY:
No.

RYAN:
O’. Let’s get started then.

MARY:
I just wanted to check that this is ‘Active Yoga and Business Coaching for the Elite?’

RYAN:
Yes. Let’s start with downward dog. That’s a perfect pose!

MARY:
[GROANING SLIGHTLY] I’m told you can help me reach the elite stage of business success.

RYAN:
What do you want out of your business?

MARY:
Success, money, a lifestyle and a six-foot two surfer.

RYAN:
Wrong.

MARY:
Pardon?

RYAN:
Now. Salutation to the Sun, first position.

MARY:
[GRUNTING] I’ve brought my business plan.

RYAN:
First mistake.

MARY:
Why?

RYAN:
You must be the business plan. Just be. Second position, Upward Salute!

MARY:
[SIGHING] Is that a cat?

RYAN:
That’s Blossom. She’s a Maine Coon, possibly the largest cat in the UK.

MARY:
She is big. I wanted to know what to do next for my online business?

RYAN:
Third position. Standing Forward Bend!

MARY:
[GRUNTING AGAIN] Ryan. Could you explain what we are doing?

RYAN:
Y.E.T.

MARY:
Yet?

RYAN:
I’ll tell you in a minute. Blossom that tickles!

THE STARTUP: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS & YOGA COACH
END OF PART 1

S/FX: THE STARTUP THEME TUNE

CREATIVE RITUALS

TONY:
Creative Rituals!

JIM:
In season 2 we’re highlighting a book called ‘Daily Rituals’ by Mason Currey. It’s full of short essays about the rituals creative people have used in their lives.

In this episode Federico Fellini the Italian filmmaker. Famous for such films as La Dolca Vita, Eight and a Half and La Strada.

Fellini said he never slept more than three hours a night. He got up around 6 o’clock and tried to make himself a decent cup of coffee. Then he’d wander around outside for some fresh air. At seven he’d be on the phone organizing his filmmaking.

What I like about this ritual is he was always struggling to make a good cup of coffee.

Fellini liked the sociability of filmmaking. He said ‘A writer can do everything by himself – but he needs discipline…[he] has to be alone in a room with a white sheet of paper.’ I am too much of a vitellone for that,’ vitellone means bullock.

He also said ‘I love the precious combination of work and of living together that filmmaking offers.’

The Takeaway
What does your morning look like? Can you make a decent cup of coffee? We all need our rituals to spark our creativity. What are yours? Are they working for you? Do you need to create some new ones?

What is interesting about Fellini is that he was a writer but became a filmmaker because he was a social sort. Can you work on your own? Is it good for you or would you prefer the sociability and collaboration of working with others?

S/FX: COMING UP JINGLE/MUSIC

COMING UP

TONY:
Coming up!

• Interview Countdown
• Challenge Jim, Mr b will issue me a challenge
• And List of the week

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RIFF 4

JIM:
Right Mr b is there something you wish to tell me?

MR B:
No.

JIM:
Are you sure?

MR B:
Yes.

JIM:
Absolutely sure?

MR B:
Yes.

JIM:
Not an iota of doubt in your mind.

MR B:
Not a jot.

JIM:
That’s alright then. Don’t let it happen again.

MR B:
I won’t.

JIM:
Aha! I thought as much. What have you done?

MR B:
I bought you a cake.

JIM:
How lovely. What flavour is it?

MR B:
Heckles.

JIM:
Heckles?

MR B:
Yes. Try some.

JIM:
Mmmm! Reminds me of…

VOICE:
Get off! You’re useless. Rubbish. We want our money back!

MR B:
Do you like it?

JIM.
I prefer applause cake.

S/FX: APPLAUSE

MR B:
Mind you Applause is quite fattening.

JIM:
That explains much.

S/FX: INTERVIEW COUNTDOWN THEME TUNE

INTERVIEW COUNTDOWN

TONY:
Interview Countdown!

Welcome to Xxxxx.

Xxxxx is…

JIM:
Thank you Xxxx Xxxxxx. If you would like to know more about Xxxxx and his / her work you can find him / her at XXXxxxx. Contact details are also on the Jelly Trumpet website.

RIFF 5

JIM:
Isn’t it time for ‘Challenge Jim?’

MR B:
It’s ‘Challenge Jim’ time.

S/FX: SOUND OF BONGOS

JIM:
What…

MR B:
I told Nigel he could have a solo. He’s been very good boy.

JIM:
Has he?

MR B:
Yes. He helped mend the window. Fancy a nut?

S/FX: SQUIRREL CHIRPPING

JIM:
Not now b. Podcast to do and all that.

MR B:
Come along Nigel. I’ve some leftover cake for you.

JIM:
While you’re at it see if there’s any coffee from the coffee machine.

ELEANOR:
Mort. Dead.

JIM:
What?

MR B:
If you remember her majesty Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine threw our second coffee machine out the window in the last episode.

ELEANOR:
Et voila!

MR B:
Thank you, Eleanor.

JIM:
I could murder a latte. Perhaps we could buy another coffee machine and do something so it’s not hacked by Russian troll factories?

MR B:
OK. I’ll work on that.

JIM:
You know. Use the, er gubbins computer thing inside the machine to make coffee and do something else useful perhaps.

MR B:
Very well Mr Jim. And now…

S/FX: CHALLENGE JIM THEME

CHALLENGE JIM

TONY:
Challenge Jim!

S/FX: CHALLENGE JIM JINGLE/MUSIC

MR B:
Each episode we challenge Jim with a creative exercise.

JIM:
I’m ready Mr b.

MR B:
The challenge this episode Mr Jim is… You have one minute to pitch a story involving a giant squirrel…

JIM:
Nigel?

MR B:
Yes!

[MR B THROWS IN DIFFERENT IDEAS / DISTRACTIONS AND COUNTS JIM DOWN]

MR B:
Moving on.

TONY’S WORD OF THE EPISODE

TONY:
Tony’s Word of the Episode!

TONY:
Exponentially! Exponentially!

JIM:
Thank you, Tony. The definition of which is o’, I’ve forgotten.

MR B:
Rubbish!

JIM:
It’s not as if anyone is going to use the word.

RIFF 6

MR B:
What have you got against the Brontes Mr Jim?

JIM:
Nothing. Well, actually quite a lot.

MR B:
Go on.

JIM:
The bleakness of the windswept world. Everyone dies, or goes mad, or marries someone wrong and then really bad things start to happen. Mad people locked in the attic, status obsessed clergy. It’s tragedy Mr b and you know how much I like a laugh.

MR B:
I know what you mean. Reminds me of Watford.

JIM:
Steady.

MR B:
But it does.

S/FX: TYPING

JIM:
This should do it.

MR B:
What are you doing?

JIM:
Writing your next line.

MR B:
Coffee Jim? I can send Queen Eleanor around the corner.

JIM:
Yes. Let’s have some coffee. Is she safe out on her own?

ELEANOR:
Bien sur!

MR B:
And shall we do a podcast?

JIM:
Yes. Let’s do a podcast.

MR B:
And an experiment.

JIM:
And an experiment?

MR B:
A small one.

JIM:
Go on then you little tinker!

MR B:
It would be very interesting to see if I used a Japanese keyboard, the new steam valve and the Jelly Trumpet special juice. What would happen I wonder?

JIM:
I’m not sure about that Mr b.

S/FX: TYPING THEN A SUDDEN CLUNK

JIM:
Eh? What happened there?

MR B:
I’ve turned the sound effects off.

JIM:
You can’t do that! Wait. Coffee Mr b?

MR B:
Eleanor won’t be long.

S/FX: STEAM ESCAPING AND A WHOOSH

S/FX: BACK TO JELLY TRUMPET THEME

TONY:
Tales from Jim’s Medicine Journal!

TALES FROM JIM’S MEDICINE JOURNAL

JIM:
I’ve been to a lot of writing and performing workshops. I’ve read a lot of books about creativity and writing, writing for stage, for tv etc.

You’re always going to learn something. You’re always going to forget something so it is useful to have your notes in a searchable format. Word does alright for search. I use Evernote, the note app. That has a good search function.

As a creative the only reason to learn a rule is so you can confound it.

The rule of three is a fab one to start with. If you think of all the threes we have in literature / film. I was thinking, three little pigs, three musketeers, only there was four musketeers in the end, erm, this isn’t going to well.

In effect, if you have a pattern you can break it to surprise and delight the audience.

Friends, Romans and donors, lend me your liver.

A play is usually three acts: set up, complication, resolution. Films use it and why not use it in a Facebook advertising campaign or a proposition video.

A priest, a vicar and a rabbit walk into a bar. ‘I’m sure I’m a typo’ says the rabbit.

You can also use threes in dynamics. It’s quite common in sitcoms to have three essential types, child, animal, machine. So, in Father Ted, the child is Dougal, the animal is Father Jack and Ted is the machine. The machine in this case is his obsession with being famous and rich, unlike your normal priest…

Have a think of the threes you use? How can you make them different in what you do?

RIFF 7

JIM:
You know what we need Mr b?

MR B:
What Mr Jim?

JIM:
We need our own group of super villains.

MR B:
What? Jelly Trumpet villains?

JIM:
Yes. Jelly Trumpet super villains.

MR B:
What would they do?

JIM:
They would help us rid the world of evil.

MR B:
Doesn’t that rather negate them as villains?

JIM:
O’. I see what you mean.

MR B:
I have an experiment to do you know.

JIM:
Might require some thought. I like the idea though.

MR B:
You should stop trying to make everyone happy, you’re not tequila.

TONY:
Puntastic! Now The Startup micro sitcom!

{SOTTO VOCE] I wish I had a kitten. I’d call her Sharon.

S/FX: THE STARTUP THEME TUNE

THE STARTUP: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS & YOGA COACH
PART 2

TONY:
Our micro-sitcom, The Start up Part 2. Mary ‘The Entrepreneur’ is having a combined Yoga and business planning lesson.

RYAN:
Y.E.T. Yoga Endeavour Therapy. YET for short which has another meaning doesn’t it? Up until now eh? Now is the change. This moment. We must grasp it. AhhhhhHH! Blossom. [GROANING] Position four [IN PAIN] Low [GASP] Lunge!

MARY:
What happened?

RYAN:
Nothing. Well, Blossom, she’s a lovely cat, but gets a little jealous and she’s, well, made herself known…[WHISPERING] down below.

MARY:
Can I help?

RYAN:
Not unless you have a syringe full of morphine. Position thirteen!

MARY:
I thought there were only twelve positions in Salutation to the Sun?

RYAN:
It’s one I’ve invented to take my clients to elite levels. Now stand up straight like you have a string attached to the top of your head. Good! Now hold out your hands, palms upward. Great!

MARY:
Position thirteen is?

RYAN:
We accept.

TWO BEATS

MARY:
Erm. Is this right?

RYAN:
Yes. That will be three hundred and thirty pounds plus VAT.

MARY:
BRILLIANT!. Thank you, Ryan!

RYAN::
My assistant will take payment. Same time next week?

MARY:
And what will I get for my money Ryan?

RYAN:
You’ll, er, well…I’ll tell you the first of the, er, thirteen secrets of Y.E.T.

MARY:
Cool.

RYAN:
Sign up for all thirteen sessions today and save twenty pounds. OK, for you thirty pounds.

MARY:
I don’t know how to thank you Ryan.

RYAN:
It’s nothing.

MARY:
Be the business plan, be the business plan, be the business plan…

THE STARTUP: THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BUSINESS & YOGA COACH
END

RIFF 8

S/FX: JELLY TRUMPET THEME

JIM:
Where’s Eleanor?

MR B:
She should be back from the shops by n…

ELEANOR:
Ici! Your coffees. Un latte pour Monsieur b et an Americano for ‘The Writer.’

MR B:
The Writer?

S/FX: BONGOS

ELEANOR:
STOP IT NIGEL!

MR B:
That told him.

JIM:
Yes. In perfect English. She is coming along.

MR B:
Bit patronizing there Mr Jim.

JIM:
My apologies. It was. I will try harder. What do you think of our idea of a group of super villains for Jelly Trumpet your majesty?

ELEANOR:
Good.

MR B:
Your majesty. Why have you a bundle of kindling and some firelighters under your arm?

ELEANOR:
In case.

MR B:
In case of what?

ELEANOR:
Witches.

MR B:
When I make a small sacrifice, I forgo a second chocolate éclair.

JIM:
I can sacrifice some sleep for a good book.

ELEANOR:
[CALLING SOFTLY] Nigel! Nigel! See what I’ve got.

S/FX: SOUND OF FLAMES CRACKERLING

JIM:
Do you smell burning Mr b?

MR B:
I do. Eleanor no!

S/FX: LIST OF THE WEEK JINGLE/MUSIC

LIST OF THE WEEK

TONY:
List of the week!

JIM:
This week. Things I do to avoid writing:

Number one: Empty the dishwasher
Number two: Clean my desk
Number three: Is the heating on?
Number four: Look out the window, is that an Ocado van?
Number five: I’ll just text my lovely daughter
Number six: Did I miss something on Facebook?
Number seven: You know what, I fancy another coffee
Number eight: Look out the window, that’s a nice doggie.
Number nine: I’m just going to doodle for a bit.
Number ten: Look out the window, it is an Ocado van.

RIFF 9

S/FX: JELLY TRUMPET THEME

JIM:
I’ve also been thinking…is that burning I smell?

MR B:
It’s OK. Nigel was only singed and I’ve made Eleanor a chalice of Frappuccino. I’ve also hidden the kindling and firelighters.

JIM:
Excellent. We don’t want any sacrifices in our podcast. What’s Queen Eleanor doing now?

MR B:
I’ve given her a book about, er, well, a book.

JIM:
What sort of book Mr b?

MR B:
A green one.

JIM:
About?

MR B:
The Art of Happiness by The Dali Lama. Should keep her…

S/FX: A BOOK BEING THROWN AGAINST A WALL.

JIM:
Perhaps start her with something easy, like some ABBA lyrics.

S/FX: BUTTON BEING SWITCHED

S/FX: WAYS OF SEEING THEME

TONY:
Ways of Seeing!

JIM:
Where do you do most of your work? In an office? In the spare bedroom? The dining room table?

Change where you work and change what you see. Better still treat yourself. Visit a coffee shop. Take a notebook and a pen, use your phone if you must and just sit.

Have you ever just sat with yourself? Watch the world go by. Do any of your projects come to mind? How do you see them now, at this different place?

How do you think that person walking by sees your work?

It’s easy to forget that our lives, including our creative world is a pattern. If it’s working don’t change it! Change your location change the way you look at the world. Just for a bit.

JIM’S WORK OFFER

TONY:
Jim’s Work Offer!

JIM:
I’ve loads of work that I’d like to see be produced. If you’re lacking in a short play, well then, can I suggest one I wrote called Dreamdrill?

It’s about a man who steps into his own head and finds himself in the middle of an argument with two sides of his mind.

It’s silly and involves some juggling and noses that light up. A piece for three performers and around fifteen minutes.

Email me: jelly@jellytrumpet.com if you would like to have a read and let me know if you want to put Dreamdrill on. Thank you!

S/FX: OUTRO JINGLE

OUTRO

TONY:
Join us in further episodes and:

• Be more creative
• Pick up tips and tricks you can put into play instantly
• Try exercises to boost your imagination
• Listen to creative guests
• And a whole lot of what we can ‘fun’

Thank you for listening
If you have any questions or ideas for Jelly Trumpet
Email us jelly@jellytrumpet.com

IDENT

TONY:
That was Jelly Trumpet ‘Making you more creative’ with Jim Kinloch and Mr b.

Sponsored by Conversion Detectives, the creative digital marketing agency. Search Conversion Detectives.

JIM:
Now here’s Mr b playing us Xxxxx by ‘We Paint Houses’ Find the band on Facebook.

MUSIC

‘We Paint Houses’ tune.

RIFF 10

MR B:
It’s time to say the ‘Thank you’s Mr Jim. O’ a question.

JIM:
Yes Mr b?

MR B:
Can I experiment with cMac?

JIM:
cMac?

MR B:
The coffee machine, C. Machine.

JIM:
Something useful then. You know, as long as it doesn’t get hacked by the Russians, the Chinese or the Cornish. Just make it useful, adaptable, you know, make it saves lives.

MR B:
Will do Mr Jim, or should I say ‘will do Mr Writer?’

JIM:
How kind. A question for you is why is Tony not wearing any trousers and why are his legs painted with yellow stripes?

MR B:
He has a fear of being parked on.

JIM:
I see.

THANK YOU’S:

JIM:
Thank you for listening. Thank you for all those that encourage Jelly Trumpet. Thank you to Mr Tony for the voice work, thank you to Ms Claire – the voice of Queen Eleanor and Mary the entrepreneur and thank you to Mr b and Kel. Stay fab.

S/FX: TUMBLEWEED BEING BLOWN ACROSS A DESERT LANDSCAPE

FIN

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