Prologue Profiles

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Simon, music producer, on the 33rd St PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I just want to meet somebody that was never known, that was not a star, and just work with them from scratch and build a major empire from just music."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Simon.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Lizzy, musician (Big Hair Girls), on the Newark PATH Train, Jersey City.

"Think creatively. If one door closes kick a window open. There's always some other way to get to what you want."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Lizzy.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Monty, flight attendant, on the WTC PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I thought I'd have myself together by 25... Nope!"

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Monty.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Harry, concert production founder, (GlencorseMusic.co), on the uptown F train, NYC.

"Be courteous, be friendly, and make the most of your opportunities when they come along."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Harry.mp3
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"Just start projecting what you want because it is so amazing what comes back your way." - Chelsea Matthews

During college Chelsea (@chelseamatthews) knew she wanted to do her own thing, but wasn't sure what that would be.

Chelsea is now the founder of her own digital marketing agency, Matte Black, which helps businesses connect with twenty-somethings through social media by running their Instagram accounts and pairing them with online influencers. Matte Black has 21 current clients and this year is expanding to the UK.

You'll hear Chelsea discuss her path to creating an agency with 8 full-time employees, the magic of letting people know what you want, and that the best time to face your fear, is right now.

Direct download: 084_Chelsea_Matthews_Digital_Marketing_Entrepreneur.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jeremy, comic book artist (JeremyWinsLife.com), on the Uptown F Train, NYC.

"Make it and tell everybody."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Jeremy.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Asia, criminal justice student, Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"Find something you love and work for it."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Asia.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Sean, photo blogger (3DNewYorker.com), at 23rd St & 5th Ave, NYC.

"The longer you keep doing your passion, the closer you get to it."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Sean_3D_New_Yorker.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Alana, sustainability management student, at Madison Sq Park, NYC.

"Stay forward focused."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Alana.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Davin, video editing student & dog walker, on the 33 St PATH Train, Jersey City.

"Work at it. Nothing comes easy."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Davin.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Alden, pianist & conductor (aldengatt.com), on the Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I spent a couple years worried about what other people would think [of being a pianist] and I wasn't really secure on what dream I wanted so I think I would have appreciated hearing that it's possible to just pick a dream."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Alden.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Roman, actor (@roman__actor), on the 33rd St PATH Train, Jersey City.

"Don't ever listen to people who tell you *their* opinions about *your* dreams."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Roman.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Andres, chef & dancer (@venadoalegre), on the 33rdSt PATH Train, Jersey City.

"Start. That's it."

Mentioned in this episode: Pina Bausch

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Andres.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Milan, actor, on the Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"My biggest inspirations are Whoopi Goldberg and Bea Arthur."

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Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Milan.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Alena, photographer & videographer (@nvrlandproductions), on the Journal Square PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I just like capturing people's natural moments."

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Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Alena.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Erin, geology student, at Penn Station, NYC.

"Find something you're absolutely passionate about and pursue it as much as you can in any way you can."

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Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Erin.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Farland, computer science student, at Penn Station, NYC.

"I just want to get into a career where I can work on building the most advanced artificial intelligence that I can."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Farland.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Marcus, music education student, at Penn Station, NYC.

"How'd you get into music?"

"When I was 14, I saw the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson and Slash was there and played a solo over 'Beat It' and after that I was like 'Ok I'm going to do this now.'"

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Marcus.mp3
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"The secret is hard work." - Brian Batt

Brian (@brianbattstudios) grew up with a love for drawing and art and thought he'd be a magazine illustrator when he was older. After realizing that world wasn't for him he continued to paint on the side and in 2008 Brian left his desk job to focus on painting full-time. Brian's work has since been featured in New York, LA, Miami and London.

You'll hear Brian discuss his path to becoming a full-time artist, the importance of daily discipline, and that to have your work reach the world you gotta share it with the world.

Direct download: 083_Brian_Batt_Painter.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Brittany, babysitter, on the WTC PATH Train, Jersey City.

"The only thing I want to do is travel the world."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Brittany_M.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Dan, children's musician, on the Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"It's a great feeling to get paid to play guitar."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Dan_P.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Veronica, event coordinator (@inveroveritas), at Greenley Sq, NYC

"Get what you want."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Veronica.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Chris, marketing entrepreneur (About.me), at Greenley Sq, NYC.

"If you got a good idea don't let anyone tell you otherwise and go ahead and achieve your dreams."

 

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Chris.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Zoe, fashion design student, on the 33rd St PATH Train, Jersey City

"Giving up is too easy."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Zoe.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Rashid, video game designer (@ellisrashid), at the 39th & 8th Ave Starbucks, NYC.

"You can definitely draw it 110 times on screen, but it's not until you get a direct application and apply it to what you want to do or else it's not gonna happen."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Rashid.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Bijan, photographer & writer, at the 39th and 8th Ave Starbucks, NYC

"How do you overcome your fear of rejection?"
"It's about accepting that I just want to say something and that's it, and once you say something you gotta accept that someone might not like it."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Bijan.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Aaron, theater actor (AaronSalley.com), at the 39th & 8th Ave Starbucks, NYC.

"Don't give up."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Aaron_Actor2.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Anthony, aspiring teacher, at Greenley Sq, NYC.

"How do you stop holding yourself back?"
"You just go."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Anthony.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jonathan, nursing student, at Broadway & Houston, NYC.

"Constantly envision yourself doing what you want to do."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Jonathan.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Liridona, writer & poet, at 5th Ave & 9th St, NYC.

"How is your English so good?"

"I watched a lot of American television in Norway. 'One Tree Hill' was a big hit."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Liridona.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Andrew, actor, on the 33rd St PATH train, Jersey City.

"I remember watching Batman - the Michael Keaton Batman - when I was really little, and I was at that I age where I was realizing that what you're seeing on TV isn't real, it's people pretending, and I realized there's a job where you can get paid to be Batman! And I think that's when I decided to be an actor."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Andrew.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jamar, beat maker (@jamarjacobs | Bandcamp), on Newark Ave & Grove St, Jersey City.

"What keeps you motivated?"

"Life man... circumstances... my family... things that I go through... because I have faith, I'm optimistic about what's going on with myself."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Jamar.mp3
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"Keep people around you who believe in you more than you believe in you." - Amanda Seales

Amanda (@amandaseales) is an all-around creative talent. Follow me now: She grew up as a child actor on Nickelodeon, became a spoken word poet in college, then a Sirius Radio host, then an MTV VJ, then a solo recording artist, and is now a comedian & writer performing around the country and on TV. 

You'll hear Amanda discuss the ups and downs of the creative journey, the importance of sticking to your strengths, and that to get to where you want to go you gotta get out of your own way.

Direct download: 082_Amanda_Seales_Comedian_Writer.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Ural, actor & writer, on Grove St, Jersey City.

"How'd you get an agent?"
"I Googled."

 

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Ural.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Kile, dancer with Keigwin + Company, at 36th St and 8th Ave, NYC

"Have a plan but realize that you can't just go through that plan with blinders on, there are opportunities that will present themselves along the way."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Kile.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Adrian, speech therapist turned fashion designer, at 6th Ave and 36th St, NYC

"I realized I don't want to die doing something I don't really want to be."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Adrian.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Reuben, tech entrepreneur (@reubendoetsch), at 6th Ave and 36th St, NYC

"My dream is to wake up every day and be excited about what I'm gonna go do."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Reuben.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Lamar, model and host (@lamarslife), at Greenley Sq, NYC.

"I live in a rejection type of world, 90% of the auditions I go to I get rejected from, but if I audition enough and get rejected enough someone has to like me at some point, right? [Laughs]"

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Lamar.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Tawny, model (tawnynoel.com), at Greenley Sq, NYC.

"Believe in yourself."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Tawny.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Mardi, film student and musician (@MardiG_ | SoundCloud), at Greeley Sq, NYC

"My goal is to make at least 15 fans a day until I make a million."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Mardi.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Chance, personal shopper, at 6th Ave and 32nd St, NYC

"I look up to my brother, he's a political activist and a teacher."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Chance.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Julius, skate photographer (@gnaragram), at the Grove St PATH, Jersey City.

"I want to get a complete project into something tangible."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Julius.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Nia, digital marketer (niafields.com), on the 33rd St PATH train, Jersey City.

"I don't do anything anymore that doesn't fulfill me."

photo via Melanie Gonzalez

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Nia.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Paul, business school sophomore, on Marin Blvd, Jersey City.

"I'm going for it right now not really knowing what failure's really like."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Paul.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Garon, rapper (stage name: SINS), while serving at The Kitchen at Grove Station, Jersey City.

"My brother went to jail and finding his notebook inspired me to write my own rhymes."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Garon.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Brittany, model (@b_de), on the Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"My dream is just to figure out what makes me happy and just do that."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Brittany.mp3
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"You want to have that first class of thinking. If you say it, even if you're not doing it, you believe in it, and you gotta go work for it." - Carson Yiu

Through high school Carson (@carsonyiu) was unsure of his path in life, but had acquired a love for food and cooking.

Carson is now the founder of Outer Borough which sells its signature beef rolls at the Smorgasburg Food Market in Brooklyn.

You'll hear Carson discuss his path from passion to creation, the importance of authenticity, and that the best way to be ready for opportunities is to be making the most of the ones right in front of you.

Direct download: 081_Carson_Yiu_Food_Entrepreneur.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Tiffany, graphic design student, on the Journal Sq PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I want to make a different variety of princesses because I feel like all the princesses are kind of the same. I want to make one that has cancer, one that doesn't have parents, different ones like that so everybody can feel like a princess."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Tiffany.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Gustavo, graphic designer (@greyoriginal), on the 33rd St PATH Train, Jersey City.

"You gotta find your way in and what you're best at."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Gustavo.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Ruben, filmmaker (@power__2), on the Journal Sq. PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I saw 'Belly', by Hype Williams, and just knew that I wanted to do this for the rest of my life."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Ruben.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Mariah, soccer player turned graphic design student, on the 33rd St. PATH Train, Jersey City.

"There's nobody stopping you but you."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Mariah.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Chelsey, photographer (Chelsey's site link), on the 33rd St. PATH Train, Jersey City.

"My biggest challenge is the general self-doubt of having just graduated college and motivating myself to continue making work."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Chelsey2.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Mike, football player turned tech entrepreneur (Swollmates app), at the Grove St. PATH Station, Jersey City.

"If somebody else can do it, I can do it."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Mike.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Janelle, a makeup artist at Sephora, on the World Trade Center PATH Train, Jersey City.

"I like eyebrows, contouring, anything that gives structure to the face."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Genel.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Hector, music student and rapper, on at the Lexington and 63rd St. Station, NYC.

"I don't know how good I am [at rapping] because I don't show it all that much to people."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Hector.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Alex, art enthusiast and knitter, on the Uptown 6 Train, NYC.

"I made this hat."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Alex.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Bharath, 26, who moved from India to New York to pursue filmmaking. On the World Trade Center PATH Train.

"It was the first time I ever flew out of my country."

Film job site mentioned: mandy.com

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Bharath.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jess, who moved from Chicago to New York to pursue acting. On the uptown 6 train, NYC.

"There is a way to live life and having it be lighter and better for you. For me a huge part of that was just acknowledging what my dream was."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Jess.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Cypha, visual artist, at the Broadway Lafayette subway station, NYC.

"Have you ever felt like quitting?"

"Yea, but when something haunts you throughout your life and you always turn back to it, either way you can't run from it, you might as well go full force, samurai style."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Cypha.mp3
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"Go beyond the limits in finding who you are." - LaQuan Smith

Ever since he was little LaQuan (@laquan_smith) wanted to be in fashion, but after high school he wasn't accepted into New York's fashion schools.

LaQuan made his own way into the fashion world and in 2010 at 21 years old he launched his own line which is now worn by Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez.

You'll hear LaQuan discuss his journey from outside-looking-in to being featured in Vogue, the importance of having the right team, and that the more you learn the further you'll go.

Direct download: 080_LaQuan_Smith_Fashion_Designer.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Bernard, 15, bicyclist, at Grove St. and Newark Ave, Jersey City.

"It can be scary sometimes because of all these cars, I've been hit a couple times but they haven't really gotten me yet."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Bernard.mp3
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Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Sean, filmmaker & writer, on the Journal Square PATH Train, NYC/Jersey City.

"I think if my father knew I was spending $1,200 on a little short he'd have a heart attack."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Sean.mp3
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