Jennifer Klein, Music, Synanon, JRP0083

October 19, 2019
Jennifer Klein, Music, Synanon

Jennifer Klein joined us to talk music, Poway, Synanon and so much more.  We discussed her organic creation process and capturing her emotions in song.  Jennifer shared her experience making her first music video at her Poway home for her song “Lean into Joy”.  We also learned about her experience making the songs “So Good” about a special relationship, “Waste of Time” about feeling not appreciated, and “Passing You By” about cell phones and her children.  Jennifer also shared the thrill of doing a gig at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.

Then we dove deep into Jennifer’s childhood story as a member of the Synanon community.  This was a fascinating discussion of living in a commune, being exposed to Synanon’s therapy process called “The Game” and her experience as a child in a group that was considered highly controversial.  Jennifer discussed having her head shaved as a child and feeling very different around others when outside the commune.  In spite of some of the highly charged negative aspects of Synanon, Jennifer shared many positive experiences as a child in the community.

Jennifer Klein and I also discuss many other interesting people and places including Sinead O’Connor, Alanis Morissette, Encinitas, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Mello Yoga, Barbra Streisand, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Kacey Musgrave, Tom Petty, Beatles, Old Poway Park, Jewel, Interchange, Pacific Beach, Capri Blue, 4S Ranch, You are Truth, What if Anything was Possible?, Passing You By, Charles Dederich, Chuck Dederich, Synanon Game, Santa Monica, Petaluma, Marin County, Tomales Bay, Oakland, Doris Day, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Poway is Up and Coming”, Half Moon Bay, Synamilk.


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