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051: Friday Jones, Tattoo Artist, Painter & Philosopher
Friday Jones, Photo by Artem Suvorov

051: Friday Jones, Tattoo Artist, Painter & Philosopher

“It’s funny how life will line up for you – once you know your north star.” 

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Friday Jones. Friday is a tattoo artist, painter, and according to me, a philosopher. She is one of the most credentialed and celebrated tattoo artists of today, having inked thousands of tattoos over the past 25 years – whether they’re secret tattoos for famous actresses or the Tasmanian devil on your ankle.

Listen to what Friday had to say about post office eagles, scab merchants, surfing with the guys, and the liberated mind.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 051, with Friday Jones.

Check out Friday’s work on Instagram @friday_jones, and her website fridayjones.net.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes, follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community.

Also, there is now an original Notes on Doing poster illustrated by Luna Adler. Links for Luna’s Etsy store are featured on notesondoing.com. Check it out and buy it! Also know that 100% of all proceeds directly support the artist. Check out Luna’s Instagram at @lunaadler.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing a Notes on Doing podcast original poster by Luna Adler
Notes on Doing Limited Edition Podcast Poster by Luna Adler lunaadler.com

Introducing a Notes on Doing podcast original poster by Luna Adler

I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that there is now an original Notes on Doing Podcast poster by Luna Adler!

She will be selling the first limited edition signed prints at the Notes on Doing party *TOMORROW* 10/13 at 7pm at FREEHOLD Brooklyn.

Click here to buy it from Luna on Etsy

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050: Pauses, tea breaks, funny laughs, and awkward ums
The Notes on Doing Podcast

050: Pauses, tea breaks, funny laughs, and awkward ums

Welcome to Notes on Doing. Conversations with people who love what they do. I’m Jenna Matecki.


Exactly a year ago on October 10th there were only three episodes in this podcast. At the time I tried to juggle publishing two episodes a week (and that didn’t last long).

There’s been so many interviews since then. Now, this is Episode 50.

The biggest question that I get asked with Notes on Doing is always “How do you find these people?” And I think that’s an interesting one.  

I find people who love what they do are everywhere, and since the series started more and more people have been introduced to me under the lens of Notes on Doing. And I’m lucky to live in this gorgeous mecca of opportunity and creativity that is New York City, and to be privileged in that I can devote time to this series – so it’s continued.

But the thing is, and this is key, is that I know someone’s perfect to be interviewed when they are hesitant to do it.

We live in a time where everyone’s self promoting, competing, and trying to be the best. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But because of that it strikes me more when people would rather just continue doing their thing instead of talking about it and asking for attention.

There was this sailing race that happened back in 1968. A group all competed to be the first man to circumnavigate the world single handedly. The person who won, Sir Robin Knox Johnston said:

“It was all a bit of a dream. You look at all these people, and say ‘I’ve done this.’ This thing that people said you couldn’t do. I’ve done this now. I don’t have to yell, scream and shout about it, it’s inside.”

And, among the many insights that I’ve uncovered from this series, this is the one that I want to convey for Episode 050.

When you truly love what you’re doing, and don’t feel like you have to compare yourself to anyone else – it doesn’t matter if you’re silent. You have all the recognition you need, because the best kind of recognition comes from yourself.

So, that’s Episode 050. A celebration of that internal thing. In Notes on Doing it’s sometimes revealed not in what the interviewees say, but in their pauses, tea breaks, funny laughs, and awkward ums. It’s revealed in their hesitation to be interviewed in the first place.

Because the people interviewed are good at being themselves. And they already have the recognition they need because of that. And that’s why they’re featured on Notes on Doing.

I’ll leave it at that, and I’d love to plug that a group of us are throwing a party in New York City this Thursday (that’s October 13th) at this great bar/restaurant called Freehold, starting at 7:00pm. I’d love to see you there.

In the meantime, always do. And what I mean by that, is always do you.

Notes on Doing is a series of conversations with people who love what they do. notesondoing.com

049: Troy Ogilvie, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director
Troy Ogilvie, Photo by Franziska Strauss

049: Troy Ogilvie, Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director

“I like bliss because it’s more radical than joy.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Troy Ogilvie. Troy is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director. She’s danced for and collaborated with so many amazing, incredibly talented people. To name a few things that she’s up to – she’s a Creative Director for The McKittrick Hotel’s Super Cinema parties, and is currently dancing solos by Margie Gillis and Itzik Galili. In the past she’s performed with the LA Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera, and starred as Lady Macbeth in Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More.

Listen to what Troy had to say about a certain 9-year-old who wanted to dance at parties, discovering things instead of finding things, play, and curiosity.

Also, psssst. Mark your calendars. The next Notes on Doing meetup will be next Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm in Brooklyn, New York at FREEHOLD. Come hang out with the people featured in NOD, other fans of the show, and yours truly. I couldn’t be more excited to see you all.

All right, plug over, here’s Troy Ogilvie –

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 049 with Tory Ogilvie.

Check out Troy’s amazing work and see a schedule of what’s next at troyogilvie.squarespace.com.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. Follow the show on Instagram @notesondoingjoin our Facebook group, and if you’re in New York come to the Notes on Doing meetup next Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm at FREEHOLD! 🙂

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

048: Tim Einenkel, Radio, Podcasting, & The Library w/ Tim Einenkel
Tim Einenkel at NOD HQ, September 2016

048: Tim Einenkel, Radio, Podcasting, & The Library w/ Tim Einenkel

“I still can’t believe it’s me, doing it.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Tim Einenkel. Tim has worked as a host, producer and engineer on the best shows in broadcast radio and podcasts for over a decade. Most notably, Tim’s the host of The Library w/ Tim Einenkel, where he conducts in-depth interviews with hip-hop artists, scholars, authors, and entertainers.

Listen to what Tim had to say about mixtape presents from his Grandma, what Chuck D told him to do, and the things that are worth not being shy about.

Also, psssst. Mark your calendars. The next Notes on Doing meetup will be Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm in Brooklyn, New York at FREEHOLD. Come hang out with the people featured in NOD, other fans of the show, and yours truly. I couldn’t be more excited to see you all.

All right, plug over, here’s Tim Einenkel –

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 048 with Tim Einenkel.

Check out Tim’s show – The Library with Tim Einenkel, on iTunes and at rapstation.com, and follow Tim on Twitter at @LibrarywithTim.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. Follow the show on Instagram @notesondoing, and join our Facebook group.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

 

October 13th / Notes on Doing Episode 050: THE PARTY
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October 13th / Notes on Doing Episode 050: THE PARTY

Episode 050: THE PARTY
One year, fifty episodes later
*Thursday, October 13th at 7:00pm*
You + your friends are personally invited to FREEHOLD (S 3rd + Wythe) to celebrate one year of conversations with people who love what they do.

Come hang out with the people featured in NOD, other fans of the show, and yours truly.

And if you aren’t able to make it to New York, whether you’re in LA or very far away in Australia, (hey guys) send me a note and I’ll make sure you feel like you were.

Can’t wait to see you there.

Love,
Jenna

 

047: Sam Valenti IV, Founder & CEO, Ghostly International
Sam Valenti IV, Photo: Phil Chang, @heyphilchang

047: Sam Valenti IV, Founder & CEO, Ghostly International

“Having money obviously is a thing, but having agency or control over your destiny is another.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Sam Valenti IV. Sam is the Founder and CEO of Ghostly International – home to the record labels Ghostly and Spectral Sound. Ghostly is the cultural nexus of some of the best music, design, technology, art, clothing, stuff, and good ideas made today.

Listen to what Sam had to say about creating work with intention, building communities, operating out of your comfort zone, becoming yourself, and finding meaning.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 047, with Sam Valenti.

Check out all things Ghostly at ghostly.com, or on social @ghostly.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. It’d be great if you could rate the show, check out our Instagram @notesondoing, and Tweet me with any thoughts or ideas @jennamatecki!

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

046: Ann Yang, Phil Wong, MISFIT
Ann Yang, Phil Wong, Misfit Photo by: Jeff Prost-Greene

046: Ann Yang, Phil Wong, MISFIT

“I don’t want us to learn ourselves out of our idealism, or personalities.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Ann Yang and Phil Wong, the founders of MISFIT. MISFIT is a juice company that repurposes food waste – lovably misfit fruits and vegetables – into delicious cold-pressed juices. Listen to what Ann and Phil had to say about their deep friendship and partnership, strawberries and cash, and thinking tender thoughts.

Also, psssst. Mark your calendars. The next Notes on Doing meetup will be Thursday, October 13th, at 7pm in Brooklyn, New York at… are you ready for this? FREEHOLD. Come hang out with the people featured in NOD, other fans of the show, and yours truly. I couldn’t be more excited to see you all.

Here’s Ann Yang and Phil Wong from MISFIT –

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 046, with Ann Yang and Phil Wong.

Buy one of MISFIT’s juices. I have a few at my studio here and they’re scrumptious. You can check out if a store near you stocks them at misfitjuicery.co/locations/. Be sure to follow MISFIT’s Instagram and Facebook at @misfitjuicery.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. Tweet me @jennamatecki with any and all thoughts and ideas about the show. Follow @notesondoing on Instagram and check out quotes from the show written out in my beautifully horrible handwriting. And, last plug I promise, if you could please give the show five stars on iTunes that’d be awesome – it helps more people to listen and get to know the incredible people featured.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

045: Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative
Jill Eisenhard at Red Hook Initiative, Photo: Alden Parkinson

045: Jill Eisenhard, Red Hook Initiative

“One of the most amazing things that would happen is that someone, a resident of public housing who is also a RHI staff member, would walk across the street, and in walking through the front door would go from being a storm victim, to a storm responder.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Jill Eisenhard. Jill is the Founder and Executive Director of the Red Hook Initiative. RHI is a community-based institution that works to empower youth in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

Listen to what Jill had to say about instilling hope, leading through other leaders, strengthening a community, responding to Hurricane Sandy, and building the future of Red Hook – with Red Hook.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 045, with Jill Eisenhard.

Check out the Red Hook Initiative at rhicenter.org, @rhookinitiative on Instagram and Twitter, and Red Hook Initiative on Facebook. If you’re looking to donate to an organization that is truly changing people’s lives for the better, this is it.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release every Monday on iTunes. Tweet me at @jennamatecki and let me know what you think! Follow the show on Instagram @notesondoing, join our Facebook community, and if you could give the show five stars on iTunes I’d really appreciate it – it helps more people to find the show and listen to the amazing people featured.

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.

044: Brandon Sugiyama, Wushu
Brandon Sugiyama Chen Taiji Fan 2014 World Traditional Wushu Championship Jiuhuashan, China, Photo credit: Bryan Kao

044: Brandon Sugiyama, Wushu

“There’s always more to learn. True mastery doesn’t exist.”

Welcome to Notes on Doing, conversations with people who love what they do.

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Brandon Sugiyama. Brandon is very, very, very good at wushu, also known as Chinese kung fu. He knows, practices, competes in, and judges competitions for contemporary wushu – changquan, tajiquan, and bagua. Brandon also has a career as a creative director and motion graphics designer.

Listen to what Brandon had to say about learning wushu basics in a basement gym, a monkey stealing a peach, Sifus, passion-filled burritos, and the subject of mastery.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 044, with Brandon Sugiyama.

The best way to look through Brandon’s work, including wushu videos, is to Google him.

And, subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday. Tweet me @jennamatecki if you want to chat, join the Notes on Doing Facebook community, follow the show on Instagram @notesondoing, and I’d love it if you’d give the show five stars on iTunes, it helps more people to find it and listen to the great people featured.

Until next week, in the meantime, always do.