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Awkward Holiday Office Party & Season Finale!

To close out the year we figured why not throw a party—hell, why not our very own Awkward Holiday Office Party for us creatively self-employed? We went and did it—and what a party it was! 

We invited everyone who appeared on the show this season—plus new guests Andy Lyman and Adrian Toto from The Tan, painter Laila Cola Weeks and artist Billy Joe Miller—to talk about what's going on in their creative worlds...from starting an unofficial Appl'e Store to painting floaty cubes to wizard duels!

We also talk with 516 ARTS' Suzanne Sbarge and The Curious Townie Steven J Westman about more art and creative happenings in New Mexico! It was a blowout! Watch our site and our Facebook page for photos from JAK Media's Kendra Crooks and Austin Madrid. Thanks Kendra and Austin! 

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Editors Sage HarringtonJosh Stuyvesant, Jeremy Kinter and Eva Avenue.

Happy holidays everyone! We'll be back in mid-January 2015.

Direct download: s02e15.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 1:45pm MDT

Crispin Hellion Glover

All-around creative volcano Crispin Hellion Glover (Willard, River's Edge, Rubin & Ed, Back to the Future) lays it down on how to be an independent artist in a corporate funded world. In this extended interview we chat about his self-financed films (What Is It? and It Is Fine! Everything Is Fine), his books (Rat Catching and Oak Mot, among others), his frustration with sanitized media, his craft as an actor, and more. A whole lot more. 

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Editors Sage HarringtonJosh Stuyvesant, Jeremy Kinter and Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e14.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 2:25pm MDT

Beth Moore-Love, Painter and Subject of LOVE: The Art of Beth Moore-Love

Beth Moore-Love paints amazing, disturbing, reality-shattering artworks. Documentary filmmaker Larry Wessel made a film about her, LOVE: The Art of Beth Moore-Love, which is currently showing across the US. Beth joins us at the Pyragraph studio to talk about her work, her evolution as an artist, working and showing internationally, and what it was like to be the subject of a documentary.

Keif Henley, owner of The Guild Cinema, also joins us to talk about the film, and about Beth's amazing work.  

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter.

LOVE: The Art of Beth Moore-Love is screening in Albuquerque at The Guild Cinema Dec. 1 to 4, and we can't wait! Beth will speak on Dec. 1. Prints of Beth's work will be available at some screenings!

Direct download: s02e13.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 12:32am MDT

Matie Fricker and Molly Adler of Self-Serve Toys, and Keif Henley of The Guild Cinema

Sex shop talk! Owners of Self-Serve Toys/Sexuality Resource Center Molly Adler and Matie Fricker chat about starting and running a progressive, sex-positive adult business in Albuquerque. They also share the history of Pornotopia, the adult film festival they founded in 2007, and what's on the bill for this year's fest which starts Nov. 13!

Keif Henley, owner of The Guild Cinema, also joins us to talk about hosting Pornotopia and the legal drama that went on for years — with a recent victory for Pornotopia in the New Mexico Supreme Court! 

AND—as if that's not enough—Inga Muscio, author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence, calls in to chat with Molly and Matie about sex ed and how to nurture healthier sexuality. Hot!

Direct download: s02e12.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 5:35pm MDT

Len Romano of Ripe Inc.

Think you understand how to develop a winning brand? Len Romano—who along with his wife Donna founded the award-winning marketing and branding design firm Ripe Inc.—takes us into the mind of marketing, how Ripe went about creating Marble Brewery's new look, how Albuquerque seduced him and his wife, and more!

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh StuyvesantJeremy Kinter and Contributing Editor At Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e11.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 12:25am MDT

Sarah Biondi of OAC Gallery

How do you find your way through the brambles of online galleries to find the one that offers what you're looking for—as a buyer, or as an artist? OAC Gallery founder Sarah Biondi talks about starting an online contemporary art gallery, the business of art consultants, and her background in the film industry and in marketing.

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Contributing Editor At Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e10.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 12:01am MDT

Emily Best of Seed&Spark

We get to the raw, bloody heart of filmmaking today. Emily Best of Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding and streaming distribution platform for independent filmmakers, talks about her new magazine Bright Ideas, adventures in filmmaking, and why artists are more crucial now today than ever. Catch her on her informational cross-country #StayIndieTour to learn how to make the most of your crowdfunding campaign!

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter and Contributing Editor At Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e09.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 1:33am MDT

Stranger Factory's Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters

Commercial sensibilities combined with artistic imagination equal workable success! Artists Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters, founders of Stranger Factory, join us to talk about the art business, running a gallery, the history of Stranger Factory and Circus Posterus, Kathie and Brandt's personal work and career backgrounds, and so much more!

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing-Editor-At-Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e08.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 4:52pm MDT

Roundtable Special: Editor/Writer-Types Talk Shop

Hey, you gonna smoke that? Editors from PyragraphHumbird and Nightly Noodle Monthly gather at Pyragraph Studios to talk about Albuquerque's writing scene, art-career author Jackie Battenfield, writer Mike Smith, and other people and happenings in our writers' worlds. We also chat with call-in guest Brendan Doherty, the Weekly Alibi's former music editor, about leaving the self-employed life to serve the Man. All this, and so much more!

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter and Contributing Editor At Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e07.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 1:01pm MDT

Billy McCall, writer, musician, croupier & Zine Olympics officiant

I know Billy! Billy McCall joins us to talk about refereeing the imminent Zine Olympics at ABQ Zine Fest, his band Rudest Priest, pinball, stories from the casino floor and so much more!

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter and Contributing Editor At Large Eva Avenue.

Direct download: s02e06.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

Eryn Bent, singer-songwriter and songstress in red

Eryn Bent is a fiery singer-songwriter who plays indie folk originals with both power and softness. Eryn joins us to chat about being an independent musician, recording her latest album Firefly, and building her music career one lesson at a time. She sings some gorgeous songs for us to boot. 

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter.

Theme song: "Brainless Job" by Grand Canyon (featuring Sam Miller). The video is rad.

Direct download: s02e05.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 9:30am MDT

Eric Renz-Whitmore of NM Technology Council, One Million Cups and More

Eric Renz-Whitmore is a ninja-level organizer, networker and promoter within Albuquerque's tech scene, and just wrapped an amazing Tech Fiesta ABQ week. He is Community Manager at the NM Technology Council, Organizer at One Million Cups, and Organizer at Startup Weekend New Mexico. We chat about cool stuff happening with art and tech, news on start-ups in NM and more.

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter, and Contributing Editor at Large Eva Avenue.

Theme song: "Brainless Job" by Grand Canyon (featuring Sam Miller). The video is rad.

Direct download: s02e04.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 9:41pm MDT

Kendra Crooks and Austin Madrid, photographers with JAK Media

Kendra Crooks and Austin Madrid are a year into their photography business, JAK Media, and besides developing an impressive reputation and body of work, they've also gone through ownership changes and are in the middle of a rebranding campaign. They share their story and lessons learned with Pyragraph's editors Peri, Josh and Jeremy, including tips on how to deal with kooky clients and what details to make sure to spell out in client contracts. 

Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter, and Contributing Editor at Large Eva Avenue.

Theme song: "Brainless Job" by Grand Canyon (featuring Sam Miller). The video is rad.

Direct download: s02e03.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 10:46pm MDT

Sam Miller is Back in Town
Fresh off the plane from a summer in Europe playing backup in another band's tour, Sam Miller comes to the Pyragraph Studios to shake off his jet lag with mimosas and breakfast burritos. He tells us about the recording of his debut solo album You Need to Hear It, how he uses social media platforms for his music, and how his previous bands morphed into the solo career he's pursuing today.
 
Host Peri Pakroo is joined by Pyragraph Senior Contributing Editor Sage Harrington, Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter, and Contributing Editor at Large Eva Avenue
 
Theme song: "Brainless Job" by Grand Canyon (featuring Sam Miller!). The video is rad.
Direct download: s02e02.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 7:31am MDT

REBOOT: Self-Employed Happy Hour Is Back!
After a two-year hiatus, we are re-booting Self-Employed Happy Hour! Host Peri Pakroo is now Publisher and Editor of creative career magazine Pyragraph, so her co-hosts, guests and topics will focus on creative careers and the many ways creative workers manage self-employment.
 
In this Reboot Edition, Peri is joined by Pyragraph Senior Contributing Editor Sage Harrington, Contributing Editors Josh Stuyvesant and Jeremy Kinter, and Contributing Editor at Large Eva Avenue
 
Direct download: s02e01.mp3
Category:creative careers -- posted at: 12:38pm MDT

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