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059: Meitha Al Mazrooei, WATAD Architecture & Design Magazine
Meitha Al Mazrooei, Official Photo Provided

059: Meitha Al Mazrooei, WATAD Architecture & Design Magazine

“I don’t think an idea starts from zero.”

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

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Meitha Al Mazrooei, Founder and Editor of WATAD architecture and design magazine.

Listen to what Meitha had to say about curiosity, printed matter, aesthetics, Dubai, and creative honesty.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 059, with Meitha Al Mazrooei.

Get a copy of WATAD Magazine at WTDmagshop.com and follow their kick ass Instagram account at @wtdmag.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

058: DJ Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP Seattle
Sharlese Metcalf & Sade, Photo by Brooklyn Benjestorf, Seattle Peach Photography

058: DJ Sharlese Metcalf, KEXP Seattle

“I think that my place in the world, my existence in the world, is to make sure that music is heard. That’s the job that God gave to me. That’s why I’m here.”

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

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Sharlese Metcalf. Sharlese is a DJ at KEXP Seattle. She hosts and produces Audioasis, a Northwest music show. Sharlese is also KEXP’s Music Community Events Coordinator.

Listen to what Sharlese had to say about beloved songs and mixtapes, fanmail, the importance of music, hosting her show (while also dancing in the booth), and being a part of KEXP.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 058 with Sharlese Metcalf.

Listen to Sharlese’s show Audioasis on KEXP Seattle and check out all the amazing music KEXP has going on at kexp.org. Also, a huge thanks to everyone at KEXP for making this interview happen, totally last minute, and thank you for what you’ve all created.

And, as always, subscribe to Notes on Doing. Episodes release twice a month on iTunes. Please rate the show on iTunes (I’d really appreciate it), follow our Instagram @notesondoing, and join the Notes on Doing Facebook community group.

Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

 

WELCOME TO SEASON II
The Notes on Doing Podcast

WELCOME TO SEASON II


Welcome to Season II of Notes on Doing. Things are going to be a little different from now on –

1. Episodes are now happening twice a month, and I need some great suggestions for interviewees. Know someone amazing who loves what they do? Send me a note!

2. Thanks to you there’s now a Notes on Doing Community, join it on Facebook and come to the meetups. Also, if you could take a second now to review the show on iTunes you’ll make my day and help bring in more listeners.

3. And ever wonder what this is all about? I’m writing a book about Notes on Doing. These interviews on the podcast are contributing research to the book – through the voices and perspectives of people who show what it looks like to love what you do. Do you know anyone in publishing world, book agents, authors? If you could connect me with them I’d really appreciate it.

4. Through Notes on Doing I’ve found what it is that I love to do, and that’s interviewing people. I’m currently looking for projects where I can be hired to do so. Have a story to tell? Work in journalism or radio? Like having great conversations?

My email, for anything and everything, is jenna@mateckico.com and my twitter is @jennamatecki. I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for listening. Until soon! In the meantime, do you.

055: Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot, Story in a Bottle
Dan Maccarone, Official Photo

055: Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot, Story in a Bottle

“I know that when I get bored, it’s dangerous.”

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

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Dan Maccarone. Dan is the Co-Founder of Charming Robot, a product design company. He also interviews people for the company’s podcast, Story in a Bottle. Additionally Dan has a bar named Fool’s Gold, on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Listen to what Dan had to say about starting a newspaper at age ten, performing sketch comedy off broadway, lovingly arguing with Charming Robot’s clients, partners and team about user experience, the secret to running a great bar, creating a familial business, interviewing people for Story in a Bottle, and the pursuit of never getting bored.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing Episode 055 with Dan Maccarone.

Check out Dan’s company Charming Robot, and listen to his podcast Story in a Bottle on iTunes.

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

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

Buy on Etsy!

 

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.

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

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

 

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.

 

 

036: Joan Snitzer, Artist
Joan Snitzer, Berlin

036: Joan Snitzer, Artist

“Is there joy in the challenge? There’s life in the challenge. There’s a liveliness in the challenge. And I think without feeling alive and lively there can be no joy.”

“I really hope that my students discover something very personal about themselves, that they can express visually, that also can connect and has some importance to other people around them.”

“I think creating a piece of art requires a coordination of so many different parts of the self, that when they come together it’s very exciting.”

Joan:  You want flowers? I’ll show you flowers. I’m not afraid to be a woman anymore, and I don’t feel I have to compete with what men do or defend what women do. 

Jenna: So you’re actively being yourself?

Joan: Yeah. I think there’s a comes a time where you just accept it… ‘I am myself.’

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

I’m Jenna Matecki.

Our next episode goes to Joan Snitzer. Joan is an artist, and the Director of the Visual Arts program at Barnard College.

Listen to what Joan had to say about being a feminist artist in New York City in the 70s, nurturing her students, and finding life and joy in challenges.

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Thanks for listening to Notes on Doing episode 036, with Joan Snitzer.

Joan’s paintings are beautiful – check them out in person or at joansnitzer.com.

Also, if you know any young women who are applying to college tell them to check out Barnard. My time there, surrounded by incredible people and learning from Joan, still influences the way I think, work, and communicate today.

And as always – subscribe to Notes on Doing! Episodes release weekly, every Monday, on iTunes. You can also check us out on Instagram @notesondoing.

Also, a favor, can you review Notes on Doing on iTunes? It takes a second and it really helps more people to discover the show. 🙂

Until next week! In the meantime, always do.