Arts

Episode 73 with Author: Jake DH!

 Episode 73 with Author: Jake DH! Since he was in middle school Jake Harris has been crafting his soon to be released super hero novel “The Bulletproof Ghost”. Jake shares with us the long hours and countless trials that have been poured into the series since it’s conception. Check out Jake and his book series by going to:  https://www.amazon.com/BulletProof-Ghost-Prototypes-Jake-dh-ebook/dp/B00MK30EC4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502762206&sr=8-2&keywords=bulletproof+ghost   Song of the week is ‘’ No More” by the talented Osiella. Check out this along with their other great tunes by visiting http://www.osiella.com/

Episode 73 with Author: Jake DH! Since he was in middle school Jake Harris has been crafting his soon to be released super hero novel “The Bulletproof Ghost”. Jake shares with us the long hours and countless trials that have been poured into the series since it’s conception. Check out Jake and his book series by going to: https://www.amazon.com/BulletProof-Ghost-Prototypes-Jake-dh-ebook/dp/B00MK30EC4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502762206&sr=8-2&keywords=bulletproof+ghost

Song of the week is ‘’ No More” by the talented Osiella. Check out this along with their other great tunes by visiting http://www.osiella.com/

Episode 66 with Graphic Designer, Artist and Magazine Editor: Megan Dickens!

Episode 66 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is with Graphic Designer, Artist and Magazine Editor: Megan Dickens! From paintings, to company logos, to Love It Evv Magazine, Megan Dickens applies an artistic touch to whatever she gets her hands on. We dig into the behind the scenes aspect of the creative process and discuss how to make client’s imaginations come to life. Check out Megan’s work by following: https://www.facebook.com/megvndickensdesign/?pnref=lhc  AND   http://meganddickens.wixsite.com/megvndickens

Song of the week is “Holding Me Back” by previous guest Theophilus Akai  

Episode 51 with Tattoo Artist: Samantha Scott!

 Episode 51 we sit down with fantastic tattoo artist Samantha Scott! As co-owner of the “Crooked Tree Gallery” Samantha gives us great advice on how to turn your passion into a career. Ever evolving as an artist Samantha shares with us her trials and accomplishments that led her to where she is today! Take a peek at Samanta and Cooked Tree’s stellar art by visiting:  http://www.crookedtreegallery.com/  and https://www.instagram.com/samanthadarling/  Song of the week is “The Heart Keeper” by the experimental artist ibHssa. Find more of their tunes by checking out  https://soundcloud.com/ibhssa

Episode 51 we sit down with fantastic tattoo artist Samantha Scott! As co-owner of the “Crooked Tree Gallery” Samantha gives us great advice on how to turn your passion into a career. Ever evolving as an artist Samantha shares with us her trials and accomplishments that led her to where she is today! Take a peek at Samanta and Cooked Tree’s stellar art by visiting: http://www.crookedtreegallery.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/samanthadarling/

Song of the week is “The Heart Keeper” by the experimental artist ibHssa. Find more of their tunes by checking out https://soundcloud.com/ibhssa

Episode 45 with Cinematographer and Photographer: Nick Ebertz!

  Episode 45 of Don't Quit your Daydream is with talented cinematographer and photographer: Nick Ebertz! Have you ever been curious about how to make a film from the ground up? This conversation covers just that along with tips for other behind the camera projects such as music videos and photo shoots! https://www.instagram.com/nickebertz/     Song of the week is   "Ménage à Trois"   by fun alternative band Wax Astro. Super fun and super catchy, this band can appeal to anyone! Check them out by going to: https://waxastro.bandcamp.com/

Episode 45 of Don't Quit your Daydream is with talented cinematographer and photographer: Nick Ebertz! Have you ever been curious about how to make a film from the ground up? This conversation covers just that along with tips for other behind the camera projects such as music videos and photo shoots! https://www.instagram.com/nickebertz/

 Song of the week is "Ménage à Trois" by fun alternative band Wax Astro. Super fun and super catchy, this band can appeal to anyone! Check them out by going to: https://waxastro.bandcamp.com/

Episode 43 with Entrepreneur, Coffee Curator and Stage Performer: David Rudibaugh!

 Episode 43 is with Entrepreneur, Coffee Curator and Stage Performer: David Rudibaugh! Easily one of the most lovable guest we have sat down with, David shares his tale of leaving a comfy white collar career and venturing out to do something he loves and fills him with pride. David runs the coffee and music venue “Wired Coffee House” where he creates and sells drinks from his company “White Swan Coffee Lab”. http://wiredwiredwired.com/     Song of the week is “Won’t You Stay” by wonderful folk group Redwood Preservation Society. Check out even more wonderful songs by going to:  https://www.reverbnation.com/redwoodpreservationsociety

Episode 43 is with Entrepreneur, Coffee Curator and Stage Performer: David Rudibaugh! Easily one of the most lovable guest we have sat down with, David shares his tale of leaving a comfy white collar career and venturing out to do something he loves and fills him with pride. David runs the coffee and music venue “Wired Coffee House” where he creates and sells drinks from his company “White Swan Coffee Lab”. http://wiredwiredwired.com/

 

Song of the week is “Won’t You Stay” by wonderful folk group Redwood Preservation Society. Check out even more wonderful songs by going to: https://www.reverbnation.com/redwoodpreservationsociety

Episode 42 with Comic Book Writer and Blogger: Devon Kenney!

In Episode 42 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream we talk to comic book writer and blogger Devon Kenney! Devon breaks down the art of telling stories and sculpting characters influenced by the world around you. Not a fan of traditional super heroes? Burned out by all of the comic book movies as of late? No problem! Devon creates the “other” kind of comics which ranges from packs of girls creating trouble on skateboards to nightmares that take over you while you sleep. Check out her writing by going to: www.devonkenney.blogspot.com and http://www.monkeysfightingrobots.com/

 

Song of the week is “Chimney Swallow” by talented folk band Feral Anthem. With the perfect voice to tell wonderful stories this band is perfect for the cold winter weather. Check them out: https://feralanthem.bandcamp.com/

Episode 39 with Cinematographer and Photographer: John Bonenberger!

  Episode 39 we sit down with accomplished cinematographer and photographer, John Bonenbeger! He’s worked on projects for the NFL, singer Fantasia, comedian Hal Sparks and shows that appear on Bravo! Television. After cultivating his own skills editing and shooting footage in the Midwest John has found success in the world of television after a move out to Los Angeles. John perfectly paints a picture of the competitive nature of the film industry and details steps one must take to gain an advantage.          Song of the week is “I Like” by fun hip hop trio Angry Nerdz! Check out more of their tracks which are perfect for any party mix by going to  https://angrynerdz.bandcamp.com/

Episode 39 we sit down with accomplished cinematographer and photographer, John Bonenbeger! He’s worked on projects for the NFL, singer Fantasia, comedian Hal Sparks and shows that appear on Bravo! Television. After cultivating his own skills editing and shooting footage in the Midwest John has found success in the world of television after a move out to Los Angeles. John perfectly paints a picture of the competitive nature of the film industry and details steps one must take to gain an advantage. 

 

Song of the week is “I Like” by fun hip hop trio Angry Nerdz! Check out more of their tracks which are perfect for any party mix by going to https://angrynerdz.bandcamp.com/

Episode 38 with Graphic Designer and MTG Player: Amanté Douglas!

 Episode 38 we sit down with the talented graphic designer who created our very own logo, Amanté Douglas! Amanté discusses how his very own passions helped forge the path he took to get into illustration. We also discuss the competitive world of Magic the Gathering which Amanté has used for inspiration to create many awesome shirts you can purchase for yourself at:   http://www.redbubble.com/people/spumoniworks    and follow him and his art at  https://www.instagram.com/oni_spumoni/   Song of the week is the heavy “Frozen” from the crazy talented hardcore band, Miracle Drug! Find their demo at  https://miracledrug.bandcamp.com/releases  so you can party hard this holiday season.  Also if you stick around until the very end, you’ll get to hear Amanté flip the script and ask us some questions! 

Episode 38 we sit down with the talented graphic designer who created our very own logo, Amanté Douglas! Amanté discusses how his very own passions helped forge the path he took to get into illustration. We also discuss the competitive world of Magic the Gathering which Amanté has used for inspiration to create many awesome shirts you can purchase for yourself at: http://www.redbubble.com/people/spumoniworks  and follow him and his art at https://www.instagram.com/oni_spumoni/

Song of the week is the heavy “Frozen” from the crazy talented hardcore band, Miracle Drug! Find their demo at https://miracledrug.bandcamp.com/releases so you can party hard this holiday season.

Also if you stick around until the very end, you’ll get to hear Amanté flip the script and ask us some questions! 

Episode 37 with Strongman and Artist: Adam Grove!

 Episode 37 we sit down with talented artist and acclaimed strong man, Adam Grove! If you were forced to classify Adam into one group it would be impossible. From a stint as a prison guard to spending time in a yoga studio, he has done it all. We discuss trying things outside your element and how having a freak out isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Catch Adam’s art by checking out his Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/adamgrove_evv/  or by visiting the Evansville Museum’s 58th Mid States Art Exhibition which opens up on Dec.11th      Song of the Week is “Same Things” from our very own Farrin Davis! 

Episode 37 we sit down with talented artist and acclaimed strong man, Adam Grove! If you were forced to classify Adam into one group it would be impossible. From a stint as a prison guard to spending time in a yoga studio, he has done it all. We discuss trying things outside your element and how having a freak out isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Catch Adam’s art by checking out his Instagram https://www.instagram.com/adamgrove_evv/ or by visiting the Evansville Museum’s 58th Mid States Art Exhibition which opens up on Dec.11th 

 

Song of the Week is “Same Things” from our very own Farrin Davis! 

Episode 36 with Author: Alex Bogan!

 Our guest for Episode 36 is newly published writer, Alex Bogan. Cultivating short stories from personal beliefs and experiences, Alex has uniquely crafted a series of short stories which act like a window into his brain. Both charming and sincere we quickly became fast fans of Alex and his work and we think you will too. Check out his publisher Sarell Publishing House to follow along on Alex’s literary journey!  https://m.facebook.com/SarellPublishingHouse/?__mref=message_bubble   http://www.sarellpubhouse.com/      Song of the week is “Found” from the instrumental guru, Sigmund! Freestyle your heart out to this song and may others which can be found at:  https://soundcloud.com/sigmundvelch/  https://www.facebook.com/SigmundVelch/

Our guest for Episode 36 is newly published writer, Alex Bogan. Cultivating short stories from personal beliefs and experiences, Alex has uniquely crafted a series of short stories which act like a window into his brain. Both charming and sincere we quickly became fast fans of Alex and his work and we think you will too. Check out his publisher Sarell Publishing House to follow along on Alex’s literary journey! https://m.facebook.com/SarellPublishingHouse/?__mref=message_bubble http://www.sarellpubhouse.com/

 

Song of the week is “Found” from the instrumental guru, Sigmund! Freestyle your heart out to this song and may others which can be found at: https://soundcloud.com/sigmundvelch/ https://www.facebook.com/SigmundVelch/

Episode 33 with Graffiti Artist, DJ and Skateboarder: Rob Lacer!

 Episode 33 is with talented skateboarder, graffiti artist and vinyl DJ, Rob Lacer! Rob utilizes his many passions and skills to live life to the fullest and encourages you to do the same. Always on the search for another break to sample or spot to skate, Rob shares with us how he discovers the new things that drive him towards making his Daydreams a reality.     Song of the week is “Sticky Bandits” from host Nathan and guest Rob’s former band, Broke In English. 

Episode 33 is with talented skateboarder, graffiti artist and vinyl DJ, Rob Lacer! Rob utilizes his many passions and skills to live life to the fullest and encourages you to do the same. Always on the search for another break to sample or spot to skate, Rob shares with us how he discovers the new things that drive him towards making his Daydreams a reality.

 

Song of the week is “Sticky Bandits” from host Nathan and guest Rob’s former band, Broke In English. 

Episode 28 with Artist, Writer and Traveler: Adam Rakestraw!

  We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with visual artist and writer Adam Rakestraw before he departed for the Netherlands. A true student of art, Adam discusses what compels him to create and why he's not afraid to pull back the curtain on his personal life when he shares his writing with the world. Check out a fantastic documentary he was part of with Blackstrap Media called "Generation Leftovers":      https://youtu.be/mpECSEb4BEU      and read his blog to follow along with his current adventure      http://adamruntheworld.blogspot.nl/          Song of the week is “Blue Field” from the beautiful yet haunting band, Stella. Find this song and the rest of their incredible discography at https://stellaart.bandcamp.com/ 

We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with visual artist and writer Adam Rakestraw before he departed for the Netherlands. A true student of art, Adam discusses what compels him to create and why he's not afraid to pull back the curtain on his personal life when he shares his writing with the world. Check out a fantastic documentary he was part of with Blackstrap Media called "Generation Leftovers": https://youtu.be/mpECSEb4BEU and read his blog to follow along with his current adventure http://adamruntheworld.blogspot.nl/

 

Song of the week is “Blue Field” from the beautiful yet haunting band, Stella. Find this song and the rest of their incredible discography at https://stellaart.bandcamp.com/ 

Episode 22 with Actor, Director and Photographer: Mikael Drobny!

 Ever evolving both in front and behind the camera, Mikael Drobny sits down to chat about his winding path through the theatre and film world alike. Mikael speaks on how he approaches new projects as opportunities to learn and attempts to make each of them his own. 2016 is proving to be a busy year for him as it is filled with projects such as the period piece short film “Kassel”, the sci-fi series “Submerge”, and Mikael’s own film in the making “Séance”. Follow all of his projects by visiting his site:   www.mikaeldrobny.com

Ever evolving both in front and behind the camera, Mikael Drobny sits down to chat about his winding path through the theatre and film world alike. Mikael speaks on how he approaches new projects as opportunities to learn and attempts to make each of them his own. 2016 is proving to be a busy year for him as it is filled with projects such as the period piece short film “Kassel”, the sci-fi series “Submerge”, and Mikael’s own film in the making “Séance”. Follow all of his projects by visiting his site: www.mikaeldrobny.com

Episode 16 with Graphic Designer: Bruce Bolin!

  When we first put together a list of guests for the podcast, Bruce Bolin was at the top of it. Bruce has founded Gnashed Teeth, his very own apparel company that continues to grow and impress people around the world. We discuss the high and low points of Bruce's journey and how individuals can help "make their friends famous". Check Bruce's rad designs out at www.instagram.com/gnashedteeth/ and then stop by    gnashedteeth.com      and start looking cooler today!

When we first put together a list of guests for the podcast, Bruce Bolin was at the top of it. Bruce has founded Gnashed Teeth, his very own apparel company that continues to grow and impress people around the world. We discuss the high and low points of Bruce's journey and how individuals can help "make their friends famous". Check Bruce's rad designs out at www.instagram.com/gnashedteeth/ and then stop by gnashedteeth.com and start looking cooler today!

Episode 15 with Visual Artist: Veronica Koester!

 Episode 15 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is a sit down with visual artist, Veronica Koester! Veronica discusses the long road of finding your strengths and weaknesses as an artist and using that knowledge to help you grow as a person. We talk about the benefits of going to art school and the scary world that follows. Veronica is one of our oldest and dearest friends and isn’t afraid to be brutally honest about the challenges that will surmount when trying to do something creative. Follow Veronica to see all of her rad creations!  https://www.instagram.com/kirroniva/

Episode 15 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream is a sit down with visual artist, Veronica Koester! Veronica discusses the long road of finding your strengths and weaknesses as an artist and using that knowledge to help you grow as a person. We talk about the benefits of going to art school and the scary world that follows. Veronica is one of our oldest and dearest friends and isn’t afraid to be brutally honest about the challenges that will surmount when trying to do something creative. Follow Veronica to see all of her rad creations! https://www.instagram.com/kirroniva/

Episode 14 with Hairstylist: Nick Biggs!

 In Episode 14 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream we sit down with forward thinking hairstylist, Nick Biggs. Nick discusses how learning to help others look good has changed his life as well as his overall outlook towards the town he lives in. We discuss keeping up with fashion trends, setting up photo shoots and of course drawing things on manikin heads. Take a peek at Nick’s work and give him a shout if you are in the search for the perfect cut.  https://www.instagram.com/nickbiggs_art/

In Episode 14 of Don’t Quit Your Daydream we sit down with forward thinking hairstylist, Nick Biggs. Nick discusses how learning to help others look good has changed his life as well as his overall outlook towards the town he lives in. We discuss keeping up with fashion trends, setting up photo shoots and of course drawing things on manikin heads. Take a peek at Nick’s work and give him a shout if you are in the search for the perfect cut. https://www.instagram.com/nickbiggs_art/

Episode 10 with Cosmetic Tattoo Artist: Addison Edge!

 In Episode 10, we sit down with cosmetic tattoo artist Addison Edge and discuss how she was able to transform her love of tattoos, makeup and helping people into one career. Addison shares both heartwarming and hilarious tales regarding the interactions she has had with clients which will surely leave a smile on your face. Addison’s list of hobbies extends well past her job however as we also discuss modeling, thrifting, piercing and much, much more. Take a look at how Addison has been able to make an impact on the lives of the individuals who have received her services at Revolution Ink!    http://www.revolutioninkstudio.com/addison-edge-cosmetic-tattooer.html

In Episode 10, we sit down with cosmetic tattoo artist Addison Edge and discuss how she was able to transform her love of tattoos, makeup and helping people into one career. Addison shares both heartwarming and hilarious tales regarding the interactions she has had with clients which will surely leave a smile on your face. Addison’s list of hobbies extends well past her job however as we also discuss modeling, thrifting, piercing and much, much more. Take a look at how Addison has been able to make an impact on the lives of the individuals who have received her services at Revolution Ink!  http://www.revolutioninkstudio.com/addison-edge-cosmetic-tattooer.html

Episode 9 with Blacksmith: Benton Frisse!

 Episode 9 features a conversation with the wonderful Benton Frisse who participates in perhaps the coolest hobby we’ve talked about yet, being a blacksmith. Benton discusses using ancient and modern techniques alike to create knives, arrows, axes and many other tools that not only look awesome but can be used for difficult outdoor activities. We discuss how realistic the blacksmithing is in shows like “Game of Thrones” and games like “Skyrim”. Check out Benton’s work and learn how to build your own arsenal!  http://hallironworks.blogspot.com/  Oh and random side note, we must have upset the podcast gods because there’s an echo during the intro however the rest of the actual interview sounds fine!

Episode 9 features a conversation with the wonderful Benton Frisse who participates in perhaps the coolest hobby we’ve talked about yet, being a blacksmith. Benton discusses using ancient and modern techniques alike to create knives, arrows, axes and many other tools that not only look awesome but can be used for difficult outdoor activities. We discuss how realistic the blacksmithing is in shows like “Game of Thrones” and games like “Skyrim”. Check out Benton’s work and learn how to build your own arsenal! http://hallironworks.blogspot.com/ Oh and random side note, we must have upset the podcast gods because there’s an echo during the intro however the rest of the actual interview sounds fine!

Episode 2 with Comic Book Writer and Painter: Joe Walters!

Don't Quit Your Daydream is a new weekly podcast featuring interesting people with cool and/or unusual hobbies. This week we chat with the highly innovative, Joe Walters. Working alongside his good friends Will Zentmyer and Jay Devasier, Joe is close to releasing his new comic book series "Project Nexus". Take a look at the project and follow it's progress by checking out their page. www.facebook.com/Project-Nexus-Co…283687171658985/. Feel free to contact Joe or/and Will if you have any questions: big.evil.joe@gmail.com & projectnexus_codeblack@hotmail.com

Episode 1 with Tattoo Artist, Skateboarder and DJ: Shane Klos!

Don't Quit Your Daydream is a new weekly podcast featuring interesting people with cool and/or unusual hobbies. What better way to kick of the inaugural episode than a conversation with Shane Klos. Shane is overflowing with creativity and uses tattooing, skateboarding and electronic music as an outlet. Look at cool art from Shane and his tattoo shop "Revolution Ink" by following these links:

www.instagram.com/shaneklostattoo/
www.revolutioninkstudio.com/