steve roggenbuck . poet + video artist . vegan


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when i was in high school i wanted to play in a band for a living. in college i switched my focus to poetry and later i expanded to video, but esentialy i kept the same goal: i wanted to “make a living” from my art, so i can spend my #rare time alive on what i believe in and what makes me hapy. for the past two years i’ve worked particularly hard at making that hapen. i’ve been sucessful by my definition (yayy!), and one of my bigest guides along the way has been gary vaynerchuk
if you’ve seen many of my videos at all, u have probaly seen clips of gary (here, here, here, here, here). gary’s message is rooted in a strong awareness of YOLO: you only live once, so do what you love. much of gary’s work is teaching specific ways to make it possible to do what u love, he talks about how to build a folowing and community around your work online. much of my aproach to social media community building—how i run my twitter, livestreams, etc—has been adapted from gary’s ideas
the core of gary’s marketing philosophy is to CARE—to be there for your folowers, actualy respond to them, say thanks when people share your work, check out their work in return, make friends and be part of the comunity. this works because when you give back (or give first) so generously, your folowers tend to get more enthusiastic and help share your work. equally simple is gary’s philosophy of personal brand, which is basicaly be yourself.. gary says “there are no damn tactics: be who you are, talk about shit you love”
today i got to interview gary! often gary addresses the concerns of big brands, but this interview is directed at young artists who are trying to build a folowing and eventualy make money from what they love

(back-up mp3 link if the player isn’t working: click here!)take-away points (SPOLIER ALERT)
if you’re considering pursuing your art/passion, dont focus on concerns about whether you’ll have success or security within 5-10 years—focus on whether you’ll be 70 years old and have regrets that you never tried!!
when you eventualy release a book/album/etc and you need your community to actualy follow thru and support you, you should just ask them for what you want, don’t fear rejection.
when you do IRL events like shows or readings, make the most of any turn-out by giving your full heart and soul to the attendees. connect personaly w/ each person there. then those few ppl wil be the ones to help u get many more ppl out next time
don’t beat yourself up for sucking at 99.9% of things, just go super hard at the 0.1% you are realy good at!! build around what u are good at

if you like this interview i recomend gary’s book CRUSH IT, and this video of him click here!! his upcoming book this fall is called Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook! u can also follow him on twitter and facebook, and look thru his website garyvaynerchuk.com

when i was in high school i wanted to play in a band for a living. in college i switched my focus to poetry and later i expanded to video, but esentialy i kept the same goal: i wanted to “make a living” from my art, so i can spend my #rare time alive on what i believe in and what makes me hapy. for the past two years i’ve worked particularly hard at making that hapen. i’ve been sucessful by my definition (yayy!), and one of my bigest guides along the way has been gary vaynerchuk

if you’ve seen many of my videos at all, u have probaly seen clips of gary (here, here, here, here, here). gary’s message is rooted in a strong awareness of YOLO: you only live once, so do what you love. much of gary’s work is teaching specific ways to make it possible to do what u love, he talks about how to build a folowing and community around your work online. much of my aproach to social media community building—how i run my twitter, livestreams, etc—has been adapted from gary’s ideas

the core of gary’s marketing philosophy is to CARE—to be there for your folowers, actualy respond to them, say thanks when people share your work, check out their work in return, make friends and be part of the comunity. this works because when you give back (or give first) so generously, your folowers tend to get more enthusiastic and help share your work. equally simple is gary’s philosophy of personal brand, which is basicaly be yourself.. gary says “there are no damn tactics: be who you are, talk about shit you love”

today i got to interview gary! often gary addresses the concerns of big brands, but this interview is directed at young artists who are trying to build a folowing and eventualy make money from what they love

(back-up mp3 link if the player isn’t working: click here!)

take-away points (SPOLIER ALERT)

  • if you’re considering pursuing your art/passion, dont focus on concerns about whether you’ll have success or security within 5-10 years—focus on whether you’ll be 70 years old and have regrets that you never tried!!

  • when you eventualy release a book/album/etc and you need your community to actualy follow thru and support you, you should just ask them for what you want, don’t fear rejection.

  • when you do IRL events like shows or readings, make the most of any turn-out by giving your full heart and soul to the attendees. connect personaly w/ each person there. then those few ppl wil be the ones to help u get many more ppl out next time

  • don’t beat yourself up for sucking at 99.9% of things, just go super hard at the 0.1% you are realy good at!! build around what u are good at

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if you like this interview i recomend gary’s book CRUSH IT, and this video of him click here!! his upcoming book this fall is called Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook! u can also follow him on twitter and facebook, and look thru his website garyvaynerchuk.com

my 2011 book DOWNLOAD HELVETICA FOR FREE.COM is 100 excerpts from my msn mesenger history, set in large helvetica bold. download the pdf for free here

my 2011 book DOWNLOAD HELVETICA FOR FREE.COM is 100 excerpts from my msn mesenger history, set in large helvetica bold. download the pdf for free here

words by dave hudson. download as a 1280x800 desktop background

PUMP UP VIDEO FOR LIEF IN GENERAL

if anyone shows us the ceiling, we show them sky

in the absolutely dark sea i have birds that
land on me and go inside me
let me go near you to touch you 
let me put my birds 
exactly in your mouth
what can i do with your moon lighted and 
bare knees
what is there now
every thing on you i want
you are somthing softer than star filled night
open up my 
cranes in you
open up my cranes 

my mouth is for you 
my permenently bird filld mouth is for you 
(like an ocean 
my birds are toward the outside of me)
i saw you geting laid down
now let me put you 
further down

love poems from 2011, thank u amina for makeing this into a gif set

(Source: glow0rm1)

THE LOST TAPES OF LIVE MY LIEF - VOL. 4

leftover footage of 2012!! this is one of the rarest vidoes.. see also VOL 1, VOL 2VOL 3

folow me on twiter @steveroggenbuck

folow me on twiter @steveroggenbuck

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text by joe roberts

text by joe roberts

text by bill pomerans