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Listen to Robb talk about Bobbleheads and Tyler talk about the early days of Vox Media and the Transformers!
Hello Dear Readers,
I am giving a talk at my Alma Mater (National University) about the things I have learned working at game changing companies like Facebook, Square and Dropbox.
Lessons to be discussed include: There is only one Broadway, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is Silicon Valley’s Secret Weapon and Squeezing Too Tightly Will Kill Your Business as well as a few others.
I hope to see you there! Don’t forget to sign up for the free event at the link above.
Alvie Adams, Musician and main dude in Alvie and the Breakfast Pigs
Warning: HELLA SPOILERS about Zack Snyder’s Justice League if you ain’t seen it and don’t want to know…
“Dad! I think he just ran fast enough to go back in time! That cube came back out of the water…”
“That may come in handy.”A conversation between my 13 year old daughter, Georgie, and myself while watching ZSJL
Stefan Aronsen, Co-Founder of Balanced Breakfast, an Music Industry Networking Group
This week has been a kick in the face a little bit. I found out that a friend, the kind of friend you hang out with every few years and it feels like no time at all has passed, died in July 2020. The revelation brings on all kinds of emotions.
I am pissed at myself that I hadn’t checked in since last February. I am sad that I didn’t know how close the end was. Mostly I am just sorrowful for his wife and kids.
I can clearly remember the day he told me he had leukemia. I met him at Peet’s coffee after not talking to him for a bit. He responded to a text message I had sent two months prior with “Hey, have time for a coffee?”
It wasn’t odd for one of us to send a text message and then the other dude to respond a month later. We were busy suburban fathers with demanding jobs in Silicon Valley. But we would always end up hooking up with a couple of guitars and making music together. Or going for a hike and talking about family and faith, or any number of topics.
It was odd for us to meet up for coffee but I was just happy to see him. He had lost a lot of weight and I complimented him and he smirked and said “I have been on a special diet.” When he told me we both cried right there in public. So manly. We gave each other a ration of crap for it.
He beat leukemia for a while, I had no idea he was sick again. He hadn’t responded to my text messages for a while. I just randomly searched his name last night after someone else responded to my last text message with a “You have a wrong number.” I found an obituary and I didn’t believe it. My wife found a go fund me for his family when she searched his name last night. It was real, my stomach sank.
I spent the morning walking and listening to songs he and I had worked on together.
I was thinking and walking and here is what I came to:
I will always miss you Jon. Thanks for being my friend.
C. William Chubonie is Co Founder and Chief Storytelling Officer of Volt Age Comics
Finally some fashion merchandise for the the common man!