It’s a hairy world out there, and Kyle Malone has a comb for it. Kyle had been running his branding firm Kinfolk Branding when he had the idea for an heirloom-quality beard comb, and he ran with the idea. Peri and Eph Sharpe talk with Kyle about launching Big Wood Beard Co, learning about his audience, and where the beard trend is going.
Building a business takes resourcefulness, resilience and often a lucky accident or two. No one knows this more than Sheri Crider, who has built a life as an artist and founder of visual art centers (currently, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory in downtown ABQ), despite challenges of addiction and incarceration in her early life. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Sheri about the intersection of “businessperson” and “artist” and how she built upon skills in drawing and construction to create a rewarding, creative self-employed life.
Peri and Eph have a fantastic chat with Ebony about how she created a showcase for Black performers in Albuquerque, and how she balances the many different identities — poet, organizer, marketing pro, auntie-mom, holder of the mic — that make her who she is.
In this episode I am super-thrilled to welcome a new co-host, artist and emcee Eph Sharpe, plus I talk with Keif Henley, the owner of The Guild Cinema about how to stay indie in a megaplex world. AND Snap Judgment storyteller James Judd shares a story about being haunted by voices telling him he’s not “really” working.
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As a grown-up I think I’ve figured out a way to be helpful without being (too) bossy. In fact, the more I think about it, I believe my aversion to being *perceived* as bossy has powerfully shaped my approach and perspective to this world of coaching that I find myself in.
Let it be known (quietly, shh) that I finished building my new website and migrated it to the live site in the wee hours last night. I built it and I’m tired. But it’s live! #whoo
“I think one of the greatest aspects of theater for the kids to learn is how to complete a large project. There are many moving parts. It’s not gonna be finished in one lesson.”
The info and agreement template in this Licensing Kit—free for PyraPASS members—is aimed at helping filmmakers and musicians execute an agreement for a song to be included in a film or video.
Andrew Dhuey: “I’m learning quickly. I think when this is done, I’ll be among the top 50 monkey lawyers in the nation.”