Prologue Profiles

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Rob / Business Development / Newark & Grove, Jersey City.

"What's the biggest challenge you face right now?"
"Just not being complacent and giving up, I feel like it's easy to find a job and just settle but the constant challenge is being motivated and continually wanting to strive and do more." 

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Rob.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Matt / Drummer (Hey Anna Music | Bandcamp) / The Grove St Coffee Shop, Jersey City.

"What's the biggest challenge you face right now?"
"As a band we're dealing with this huge sea of mediocrity that's happening, not in a bad way, it's just that everyone has access to this technology right now so it's like someone can put it out there and flood this marketplace with it, but we're trying to create something that's long-lasting because if all of our influences are someone that actually thought about what they're gonna do and really put it into perspective and make the world a better place."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Matt_L.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Brian / Cook at Jean-Georges & Tech Entrepreneur (@brian.bush) / Grove & Newark, Jersey City.

"I was playing french horn for 12 years and I finished music school [at USC and when there were no jobs] I felt like I was a little closed off to new opportunities and new possibilities that I could pursue and so since then food and restaurants entered my life and I just went with that and worked at a couple of the best restaurants in Texas and now one of the best restaurants in New York and in the country, and this opportunity with [our app] Sous, DJ and I, my business partner, we're putting our full effort into that and I think for right now I'm just going with the flow and just exploring opportunities as they come up and wherever that takes me I hope it's somewhere great."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Brian.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

"My dad always said, 'You have to challenge luck for it to work.' And that's inspired me." - Alex Strohl

During high school Alex (@alexstrohl) got kicked out...which turned out to be one of the best things to ever happen to him as it led to his passion for photography.

Alex is now a full-time world traveling photographer with over half a million Instagram followers and collaborates with brands such as Canon and Land Rover for himself and his creative agency, Stay & Wander.

You'll hear Alex discuss his path to photographic freedom, the compass of curiosity, and that to live the life you want you just gotta design it.

Direct download: 088_Alex_Strohl_Adventure_Photographer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Hannibal / Music Producer (@hann_11) | Bandcamp / Grove & Columbus, Jersey City.

"What are your goals for 2015?"
"More releases, just send the beats out 'cuz I got them sitting on my hard drive and that's stupid."
"What's it gonna take to get those out there?"
"I just need to see them dance."
"And what's your biggest challenge right now that you face."
"They not dancin'."
"And what keeps you going, what 's motivating you?"
"Seeing them dance for everybody else."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Hannibal.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Daniel / Music Producer (@generaldirt) (Soundcloud) / Grove & Columbus, Jersey City.

"Do you have a stage name?"
"I go by Uplift aka General Dirt."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Daniel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Jess / Cultural Historian (@jess_anime_face)/ Newark & Grove, Jersey City.

"The world is categorized in black and white strokes and there's more people that fit into that grey area and I'm one of them, I'm one of the weirdos."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Jess_Writer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:14pm EDT


Recording instructions:

I will edit out 'ums' and 'uhs' so don't worry about that! :]

Record your voice using a voice recorder app on your phone (in the iPhone it's called 'Voice recorder').

Record your audio outside - on the street or in the subway.

Structure of recording:

-Your name, age, city/state/(+country if outside the US)

1a. What you're up to

---If you have a business, what's your business, what does it do, who are it's customers, all the relevant details

---If you're an artist, what's your art, how would you describe it, do you perform/display it in anyway, what's coming up/

1b. If there's something you're doing part-time or full-time to pay the bills, what is that?

2. How did you get into what you're doing? What is it about the industry/art form that drew you to it? All the relevant details. How did you make things happen?

3. What is your dream? What's your vision for yourself and your career?

4. What is the biggest challenge you're facing right now? What's in your way

-How are you dealing with that challenge?

5. What's motivating you and keeping you going?

And lastly,

6. What advice would you give it the people out there who want to make their dreams happen OR what advice would you give to yourself?

Once recorded, save your file as your name. 

Take a selfie of yourself on the street.

Send your recording and selfie into an email. In this email include your social media handle (IG/Twitter) as well as your business site or artist portfolio.

Send this email to:

If I select your submission I will personally edit and produce it into an upcoming episode of Prologue On The Street.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing your story!

Let's go!


Direct download: Whats_Up_From_Dan_-_Share_Your_Story_on_Prologue_Profiles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Zach / Street Photographer (@zach_natural) | (Tumblr) / Newark & Grove, Jersey City.

"Why'd you get back into photography?"
"I felt kind of bored with my life and needed something to keep me active and sane after work, I can't work 8 hours at a desk and then come straight home and sit on my a** watching Netflix, I want to do something, I might as well do something creative and fun and something that's always spoken to me [is photography]."

Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Zach.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EDT

Dan takes his mic to the streets and interviews Janeen / Textile Specialist at Lafayette 148 / Newark & Grove, Jersey City.

"What's your biggest challenge right now?"
"Well probably since it's 9pm on a Wednesday it's the work-life balance. [Laughs]"


Direct download: Prologue_On_The_Street_-_Janeen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm EDT