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Death Before Desk Job
67 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 14: Mark Dean Veca
Painter Mark Dean Veca speaks about working with Zoltron for Primus' poster series, the joy of ritual tedium, and finding that spark that makes him pick up a brush. See Mark's work on his website (http://markdeanveca.com) and you can folow him on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/mdvecastudio) and his Instagram (http://instagram.com/markdeanveca) Comprehensive show notes at http://deathbefordeskjob.net
90 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 13: Bruce Pandolfo (AllOne)
Rapper and poet Bruce "AllOne" Pandolfo speaks to justifying his existence through creative exercise, embracing improv with Avalanche Canvas (and on a typewriter) and making puzzles for yourself. Follow AllOne on Instagram (http://instagram.com/allonevoice) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/allonevoice) and get his music on BandCamp (http://allonevoice.bandcamp.com). Full links and show notes on http://deathbeforedeskjob.net
86 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 12: Sam Neukirch
Illustrator Sam Neukirch speaks about reconciling the imaginative with the observable, the Brony convention circuit, adapting to drawing with chronic tendonitis, and navigating a creative life as a neurodivergent person. Check out Sam's work at http://samdoesart.com You can also find her on: Twitter (http://twitter.com/samneukirch) Etsy (http://samneukirch.etsy.com) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/samneukirch) Instagram (http://instagram.com/samneukirch) Full show notes at http://deathbeforedeskjob.net
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Re: The Election
Paul just needed to vent this week, but he tried to tie it into the show's themes by encouraging you to research President-Elect Biden's policies, how they affect you as a creative, and how you can channel your creativity to impact change in politics.
103 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 10: Kerin Cunningham
Illustrator Kerin Cunningham talks at great length about using Twitter to gain exposure, getting fed up with the state of art school (so much so she held a panel on it at Chicago's C2E2), and how her love of My Chemical Romance pulled her back into fan art. This one is a doozy. Kerin is currently fulfilling orders for her "Back From The Dead" (Enamel Pin + Merch Line) Kickstarter campaign, as well as working on her next line, "California 2020," which is due out late November 2020. Stay on top of these releases and check out some sexy space girls at her website (http://kerincunningham.com), and following her Twitter (http://twitter.com/kerincunningham) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/kerincunningham). Get full show notes and more at http://deathbeforedeskjob.net
77 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 9: James Kwapisz (Grampfather)
James from Grampfather speaks about collaboration and getting things show-ready, commiting to a project, and using music medicinally. Listen to Grampfather at grampfather.bandcamp.com, and follow James on Instagram: @grampfatherrr. You can read some of James' essays, short stories, and poetry at jameskwapisz.com Listen to Sugarskull Piledriver's album "The Guerilla Monsoon" (which both James and Paul play on) here: https://sugarskullpiledriver.bandcamp.com/album/guerilla-monsoon Paul's product recommendation this week is Acorns. Get started with investing today. Use this link to get $5 when you start investing: https://www.acorns.com/invite/K4TS5M
11 minutes | 9 months ago
Re: George Floyd
Hello everyone, this is Paul. This week’s episode of Death Before Desk Job will be postponed until next week. I feel that it would be tone deaf and irresponsible to release an episode of a show where I, a white man, talk to people about following their dreams in such a cavalier way, when people of color all across this country are regularly killed at the hands of law enforcement, because the victims of police brutality are robbed of their chance to follow their dreams, solely because of the color of their skin. My voice is not the voice you need to hear right now. You need to hear the millions of black voices that are screaming out about the systematic injustices that they must face every day. As a white man, I truly have no grasp of this experience. I can never understand what it’s like to grow up black in this country. And for this reason, I’m choosing to remain silent right now, because I will learn nothing by talking anymore. Now is the time to listen. Educate yourself, so that you can become a stronger ally. Vote at the booth this (and every) election. Give to the organizations out there that are actively fighting racial injustice. And once more, listen. This 9-minute silence is for George Floyd, may he rest in power.
66 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 7: Sean Ageman (Washed Up Media)
Sean Ageman of Washed Up Media talks about his lifelong itch to document life, his methods of memorizing drum parts, and the sacrifices he's made to do what he loves. You can find Washed Up Media on Instagram (@washedupmedia) and listen to any one of the three (!!!) bands that Sean plays with: Sargasm (sargasmny.bandcamp.com), Intona (intona.bandcamp.com), and Give Up The Goods (giveupthegoods.bandcamp.com)
68 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 6: Tom Petito (Card Reader)
Vocalist and songwriter Tom Petito of the band Card Reader talks about making it on your own, learning a new instrument to build his new project, and the importance of networking at shows. Card Reader's latest single "True Enemy" is available starting May 12th, 2020, but you can also hear it today at the end of this show! Listen to Card Reader on Bandcamp (cardreader.bandcamp.com), find them on Instagram and Twitter (@cardreaderband) and Facebook (facebook.com/cardreadermusic)
59 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 5: Sami LaRose (Crystal Garden Creations)
Artisan crystal jeweler Sami LaRose speaks about the process of handcrafting jewelry, her experience in the e-commerce world, some of life's harder challenges (betrayal, theft, and personal loss) and how she rose like a phoenix. Follow Crystal Garden Creations on Etsy (etsy.com/shop/CrystalGardenC) and keep up to date with her latest releases. You can see her work on her RAW Artists profile, and of course, on her Instagram (@crystal_garden_creations), Twitter (@crystal_garden_), and Facebook. Visit deathbeforedeskjob.net to read the full show notes for this episode.
70 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 4: Brooke Pelczynski
Artist and multiple sclerosis advocate Brooke Pelczynski speaks about adapting to adversity, knowing your value as an artist, and watching out for red flags with client jobs. See Brooke's work at brookepelczynski.org and follow Brooke on Instagram (@brookepelczynski_art). You can also get the shirt that Brooke made for the show at the Death Before Desk Job shop!
86 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 3: Derek Smith (Not)
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Derek Smith (@notsoundsnotsounds) speaks about rituals, tracking ideas in the vault, and the value of thinking creatively in the most mundane situations. Listen to his project Not, and if you're looking to learn more about playing, performing or recording, learn more at dereksmithguitar.com. Complete show notes and more available at deathbeforedeskjob.net.
72 minutes | a year ago
Episode 2: Onodera
In this week's interview, musician and visual artist ONODERA talks about smashing into a brick wall until it breaks, and the problem with looking at art only as an escape. Get his latest release Business Casual and check out his full body of work at onoderarene.com, and follow him on Instagram at @onoderarene. Get more at deathbeforedeskjob.net Relevant Links Here's the link to the Freelancer's Union study mentioned in the intro. Take virtual yoga classes from home with Daayani Yoga (tell 'em Death Before Desk Job sent ya!)
78 minutes | a year ago
Episode 1: John Carbone (Moon Tooth)
John speaks about following your bliss and answering the call to adventure, confident that there will always be help given to the hero. Hear John's work with Moon Tooth at moontooth.org and follow him on Instagram at @werebeast. Opening music by Kevin MacLeod.
31 minutes | a year ago
Episode 0: Introduction
Paul explains the goals of the show, and hosts a lonely Q&A by himself for research purposes.
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