If not now… when?

Because we were born to realize our dreams…

Pinback- My independent artist of the week! February 27, 2007

Filed under: independent musicians,music,video podcast,videoblog — kveljones @ 5:21 am

I’m having a hard time finding out a whole lot of info about these guys… their label’s only info is a picture and their website seems defunct… but I love their single “B”… you can hear it on this weeks episode…and if you love it as much as I do… you can buy it below!
Offcell
from “Offcell”
by Pinback
Absolutely Kosher



 

Do I play life safe, or am I a risk taker? February 25, 2007

Filed under: film,life,podcasting,risk,self-empowerment,video podcast,videoblog — kveljones @ 7:14 pm

So.. my answer to this weeks’ question of the week, (see previous post) ahh.. I take huge risks… but not big enough.. yes my vodcast is exciting and I believe in it and I know it is paving the way to the rest of my life…. but I am an actor… i am an actor who has a phenomenal screenplay that is partially funded… key word partially… I am seemingly paralyzed by my inability to continue to move forward and raise the rest of the funds for my film.. a film which is by definition a huge risk….and yet the risk I KNOW I AM MEANT TO TAKE… and really… I have no doubts about the possibilities of this project… that it can have a huge impact, that it can alter lives, that it can make money for all of its investors and pave the way for the rest of my future and my creative ventures… but to go to people and actually come out and say.. Hi… I am Kathryn and I am worth your 10,000 or 50,000 or 100,000 investment… that is a risk it seems I dare not take… And what am I risking? I’ve got nothing to lose and the world to gain… I guess I am risking facing the fact that I have to do it all myself… no one is ever going to step in and make my dreams come true.. only me… a world without a fairy godmother….

 

Do you play life safe, or are you a risk taker? February 24, 2007

Filed under: life,podcasting,self-empowerment,video podcast,videoblog — kveljones @ 11:33 pm

“We all know to be successful in life and career risks must be taken. We must be willing to get out of our comfort zones and into the realms of the unknown…” or so says Jim Morrison in his blog leadership generation
But do you agree? What life choices do you make? Would you rather just play life safe, or are you a risk taker? We want to know… www.ifnotnow.net

 

MONK- my independent musician of the Week February 22, 2007

Filed under: independent musicians,music,video podcast,videoblog — kveljones @ 4:05 pm

So… one of my great, great passions is creating opportunities for other artists I strongly believe in.. the film I am producing has been based on that mission (which also could be a large part of why it is not fully funded yet… but that’s another story) and one of the things I am proudest about with regards to my video podcast is that I am providing another outlet for independent musicians to get their work heard.

Just as I feature these artists in my vodcast and website, I will feature them here as well on a weekly basis…….

So this weeks artist of the week is Monk, and Austrian group that classifies themselves as “alternative, electronica, pop”… I love their sound… you can find them at www.monk.com and buy their single “Souvenir” on iTunes…. hope you love em as much as I do!

Jeux de Nuit
from “Jeux de Nuit”
by Monk
sevenahalf records



More On This Album

 

Podcasters! Bum Rush the Charts! February 21, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — kveljones @ 10:28 pm

There are so many reasons I am so very passionate about podcasting, but perhaps the most powerful reason is that after years of waiting for other people to make my dreams happen for me, technology has given me the tools to create my dreams for myself. I believe in the power that the democratizing effect of podcasting can have on entertainment and communication in this country…and yes… we… as podcasters and podcast listeners have a voice… and a far reaching one at that! Lets show the traditional marketing world that we have purchasing power! We have a powerful voice!

I first read about this brilliant plan to game the system, support an independent musician, and contribute to education all at the same time, on the always inspiring and always surprising Chris Brogan’s blog… you can find all the details here.

I hope you will join me in bum rushing iTunes on March 22nd 2007, by buying one specific track….”mine again” by Black Lab… and help a needy college student pay for college all for just ninety-nine cents… what could be better? How do you do it? Just head to Chris Penn’s Financial Aid Podcast on march 22nd!

 

What is the most valuable, and the least valuable thing you learned from your family? February 20, 2007

Filed under: film,inspiration,life,video podcast — kveljones @ 4:33 pm

Families…. we all got em… lots of us grew up with em… and yup… they taught us a lot… some would say everything. How about you? What would you pass down to your kids?
What is the most valuable thing you learned from your family? What is the least valuable thing? We want to know….

 

Where are the women on the internet? February 18, 2007

Filed under: film,podcasting,self-empowerment,Uncategorized,video podcast,women — kveljones @ 10:38 pm

My blog started because of my video podcast, which started because of my website, which started because of my film, which started because I felt moved to create entertainment that I feel is profoundly lacking in hollywood (the amazing “Little Miss Sunshine” being a rare and wonderful exception).

I will get to my film (partially funded low budget digital feature) another time… but early on in the process I was enamored with the possibilities that the internet created for those of us who want to break the mold – to make a film based on our own passion and creativity, rather than Hollywood’s star based high budget, often empty creative system- a film that was smart and daring and inspiring and moving- and to market it through the unending opportunity of the internet… a film that….through the power of the internet… would make money for investors and be the seed for a production company whose mission would be to create uplifting entertainment that informs and inspires the human spirit while remaining intellectually, creatively and emotionally challenging.

My goal… to create an audience around the ideas of the film before we even shot a frame. A user generated social website, www.ifnotnow.net, was created… …. purpose…. to help people uncover some of the perhaps self-conscious thoughts they may hold onto that might in fact keep them from having the very things they say they want most out of their lives. Our method… a thought provoking question of the week that users could answer on their own personal page and which other users could read and respond to.

And then… why not a video podcast highlighting the same question of the week? Wow! What the hell was I thinking… I joke, because I am so proud of my vodcast however… the work! Didn’t even know how to run a camera when we started and had never edited a frame in my life. Now a good three days of my week- sometimes more- are dedicated to shooting, editing and posting….

And the response has been great… we have been featured on major sites, we have had hundreds of thousands of views… and i really think I am adding something positive to society….

My question… so where are all the women? I mean I have found many but not on a regular basis… and when you hit the major video sites so many of the popular and featured videos are geared towards men, most specifically young men…Now of course… this makes sense… and yet I know there must be people out there who are looking for a different kind of entertainment. Videos that motivate and ignite and inspire while still being sophisticated and at least a little edgy….. That is what my partner Nick and I are trying to create. That’s what I want to see – i mean hey… not all the time… give me some cats and some tech and some comedy too…… but how do I find these folks? Any ideas? I would be so grateful for the input!!!!