Roller Derby! What the hell is it? What happens when I get locked in a room with 5 strong women? Will I be killed? Find out what happens when Scarlet O’Hack Ya, Merry Pain, Double Shelix, Fresh Meat Eileen, and Sin & Tonic join the show to discuss what roller Derby is like and the resurgence of it’s popularity. Check them out & get involved at AlbanyAllstars.com, find them on facebook, and check them out live at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on April 14th!
Greg Aidala joins the show and we literally have tea together. If you don’t know him, he is the most well-known comedian from Albany, NY; and we go to Professor Java’s, a local coffee house and talk the local comedy scene, and how he got his start as an entertainer. He is a positive, earnest guy who got to where he is by working for it, and he’s done a lot to make people aware of comedy in the Albany area, and we have a bit of an intimate chat about his success. You can check out Greg at http://www.gregaidala.com, follow him on Twitter @GregAidala and come check him out with comedian Moody McCarthy April 21 at Holiday Inn Express in Latham, NY!
Gina Ree reeturns to the show to talk about the music biz, and her latest
venture, Music Inkorporated, in the first international episode! Gina
quizzes me on music, and I get everything right! We discuss the role of the
music label in the post internet landscape. What is the business of music
turning into? What kind of role does technology take in our collective
choices on music? We discuss the Grammy awards and the difference between
performers and musicians. Then we shift gears like conspiracy freaks and
discuss public school history class and the lack of the foreign teachings.
And then we talk politics and the health care debate.Then we go back to her
reasons behind coming up with her MusicInkorporated.com business, and what
she’s looking to do for musicians and entrepreneurs. What happened to rock
music? Gina then gives me a great compliment and I reveal a secret. Listen
now!! Check out Music Inkorporated at www.musicinkorporated.com!! It’s seriously worth a visit or two!
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J.D. Funari brings the “Fun” to the show as he discusses life in Los Angeles, and gives and interesting perspective into “the industry,” because he is a marketing editor by day, meaning he is one of the people that cuts together trailers for movies and television. We talk about the general business and go into how studios market movies. How effective is marketing in the internet-saavy world? What is the next level in entertainment to the masses? Can Apple bring about a change in consumers? Then a celebrity dies. And we had nothing to do with it. Really. This segues into a talk about celebrity losses, which generates into a conversation about movies, acting and Academy Award nominations. Follow J.D. on twitter, @JDFunari or visit http://www.jdfunari.com to see his awesome portfolio of work!
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Jesse comes on the show to discuss a wide range of topics. Starting with the primitive year 2004. We discuss car theft, cooking with exotic animals, and
Ron Paul’s secret identity. Then, we discuss working in retail cell phone sales together. Jesse gives me a lesson on both geography and diction. Where in America do they have killer fathers and shoot meth? What was being unemployed at the height of the recession like? Does Jesse think we’re still in trouble? Should you shop at amazon.com? Will they continue to support the show? Do they support ugly women? I reveal the original title of the podcast that iTunes rejected. Are you a hipster? Wait, what’s a hipster? Jesse indicts me! What is a storycore, and how am I going to contribute?
What an amazing guest!
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If you ever have been to Albany, NY there’s one place that people just know,
it’s invaded the local popular culture, and has been Bombers Burrito Bar.
It’s right in the cultural center, and Matt Baumgartner joins the podcast
recorded at The Olde English with a bottle of Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay
Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Yum. Oh, right, the notes. Anyways, this is truly a fascinating, deep conversation with a guy who makes it happen. Learn how Matt transitioned from a boring job he hated, to opening a little Burrito
restaurant, and developing it to Opening three more Bar/Restaurants. He
gives the secrets to his success! He is candid about business ideas and
practices and is a completely personable guy. Oh, and by the way, we both
are slowly getting drunk during the whole thing. I’m not going to spoil it
with notes. Just listen already. I literally get drunk with an icon of
local culture and you learn things.
Thanks for checking out the show! I’m glad you are here!
If you’re staring like, “what the hell is a podcast?” “Who the hell are you?”
The underpaid podcast is like a radio show that you can listen to on demand.
Me? Justin Williams? I’m the f*cking greatest thing since sliced bread. You should know me, I’m embarrassed for you if you don’t.
Who are the people I’m listing? People you should know, if you don’t already.
Listen if you like good talk, learning and fun. Don’t want to listen? Great! Goodbye.
Here’s a list of all of my shows so far. But first, here’s how to reach me/ teach me a lesson.
Call or Text!!:
Leave a voicemail, and I might play it!
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Episode 1: “Pilot”
Episode 2: Erik Anderson
Episode 3: Matt
Episode 4: Meghan LaMountain
Episode 5: Gina Ree/Isavella Vassilakis
Episode 6: Heather Blossom Brown
Episode 7: Jeff Burns/ Mark Pezzula
Episode 8: Matt #2
Episode 9: Kevin Marshall
Episode 10: Val Portanova
Episode 11: Kiki Vassilakis
Episode 12: Ten Year Vamp
Episode 13: Matt Baumgartner
Episode 14: Jesse
Episode 15: J.D. Funari
Episode 16: Gina Ree
Episode 17: Greg Aidala
Episode 18: Albany All Stars Roller Derby
Episode 19: Liam Smith
Episode 20: Kate Zietkiewicz
Episode 21: Editors of Alloveralbany.com
Episode 22: Jon Costantini
Episode 23: Joe Pezzula
Episode 24: Super Knocked Up
Episode 25: Tim Bray
Episode 26: Gina Ree
Episode 27: Justin Williams (comedian)
Episode 28: Tim Bray
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Holy Crap you guys, Ten Year Vamp is on The Underpaid Podcast! And they are so completely incredible and warm, Debbie and Mark, from one of the hardest working and long lasting indie bands joins the show to discuss the economics and the work ethic involved in being a ridiculously awesome band that has made a name for itself in the Northeastern US. First, learn what Debbie encourages to stick out. Debbie tells the story of how the band originated and how it generated it’s success. Who owns a band? If you are a successful band, when do you sign a record deal? Why doesn’t the band tour nationally? How important is name recognition? Who’s the Boss? SPOILER: it is NOT Tony Danza. What is the difference between a sponsor and an endorsement? Debbie Mark and Justin all reveal they have common apparel. Justin reveals the never before heard genesis of the band name. We talk about hair. What does it cost to produce a quality album, and how does an Indie band fund it? What is Debbie’s feelings on Goldschlager, and why will they never be a sponsor? Does that make Mark sad? How gangsta is Justin? What do you get from these guys if you see Ten Year Vamp one night only at Jillian’s of Albany? Learn the story of what happened when a fan went onstage! Learn which one of the three of us are excited about the upcoming “Super Bowl” foot-ball game. Why isn’t MTV playing videos? Will Ten Year Vamp say yes to a broadway musical based on their music? Who is Mark’s favorite band? Check out tenyearvamp.com for more music and full show schedule, follow the band on facebook at facebook.com/10YVamp or twitter @tenyearvamp.
The #1 Podcast in NY state. Kiki Vassilakis joins the show to discuss her various AWESOME projects. We start with Kiki’s lesson to me on confidence. Then, I relay a story about working in a national restaurant with a very horrible manager, and how karma got it’s revenge! Don’t mess with me!
Kiki describes what it’s like to have so many varied interests, and how she
maintains having an active pursuit of her interests. Photography. Graphic
Design. Music. Painting. But also, for you seedy people out there, Kiki DJ’s
at a strip club. Learn what that’s like! Is Kiki the next Childish Gambino?
Listen to the first can of Schweppes Ginger Ale opened on a podcast ever. I
give the worst sleep tip ever. What is an electric forest festival? Kiki
gets into her photography career, how she enjoys light painting and
photographing bands! Including Dry River Caravan! This leads into the
shortest rap career in history (SPOILER: Mine.) Then it gets nerdy. I
compare Kiki to Joss Whedon. I learn that Hentai is truly horrifying. Kiki
reveals she would be a terrible police officer, but I would be even worse.
Find out what I’d name my gay bar. You can find Kiki’s work at her website, kskvs.com; follow her on twitter @abkproductions, and check her out for your photography needs!