I never thought I would be one of those people into ASMR videos, but lately I’ve realized that I have been into a different kind of ASMR, if you can call it that. I’ve noticed that as I’ve gotten older, I really enjoy having videos playing in the background of someone using power tools, like band saws, or table saws, woodworking or metalworking, and lathing of course. Especially videos from “Tested” with Adam Savage, like the one-day builds, where he’s just totally in his own zone, barely talking to the camera, building whatever.
There’s just something about those videos that makes me miss the old lazy Saturdays when I was a child. We would have the doors and windows open on cool sunny days, with screens of course. My dad totally relaxed on his la-z-boy chair, watching construction or home improvement shows on the family TV, and me just playing around the house, able to hear the loud TV from wherever I was at.
Just the sound of power tools, drills, construction projects, it’s so nice to hear, and it takes me back to simpler times. I guess that is kind of my own ASMR, a very loud and noisy ASMR, but it’s calming, I could totally fall asleep to it.
* Please forgive me if I’m using “ASMR” wrong here, I just can’t think of a different word that fits. Maybe “Nostalgic”?