Jon of All Trades Podcast

Ep. 343: Joe Vostrejs – Partner and Principal at City Street Investors

Joe Vostrejs is Principal, Partner, and Founder of City Street Investors, whose “custom crafting philosophy” means the firm creates projects that synchronize the needs and desires of the community with investment in under-appreciated assets. It also means, the places they create, in particular the restaurants in their portfolio, are unique, tailored toward the local community,…

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Tales from MVT: “Go Up (featuring Cat Power and Pharrell Williams)” by Cassius

Tales from MVT is a regularly-occurring series of blog posts where I choose one of the videos from our Music Video Theatre sessions and write about it. Music Video Theatre has become one of the most fun and enriching experiences of my current life, and for a multitude of reasons, has sparked abundant creativity. It…

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Tales from MVT: “Fighter” by Sneaker Pimps

Tales from MVT is a regularly-occurring series of blog posts where I choose one of the videos from our Music Video Theatre sessions and write about it. Music Video Theatre has become one of the most fun and enriching experiences of my current life, and for a multitude of reasons, has sparked abundant creativity. It…

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Tales from MVT: “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa and “I Just Had Sex” by Lonely Island

Tales from MVT is a regularly-occurring series of blog posts where I choose one (or in this case two) of the videos from our Music Video Theatre sessions and write about it (them). Music Video Theatre has become one of the most fun and enriching experiences of my current life, and for a multitude of…

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Ep. 341: Palmer Parent Roundtable About Proposed DPS Closures

On October 25, we, the parents of students at Palmer Elementary, received an email titled “Declining Enrollment.” I imagine parents of students at the other 9 schools proposed for closure or consolidation received a similar email on Denver Public Schools (DPS) letterhead. The DPS Board has been tasked with voting on this plan November 17….

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Ep. 340: Gogo Germaine – Author of “Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ’90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl”

I don’t remember how I came upon Gogo Germaine’s book the first time, but as soon as I became aware of Glory Guitars: Memoir of a ’90s Teenage Punk Rock Grrrl I knew I had to read it. So I ordered my copy, devoured it, and then reached out to Gogo directly. We sat down…

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Ep. 339: Julian Rubinstein, Director of The Holly

Julian Rubinstein is the author of The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood, a book that has earned widespread acclaim since its release. Here’s the synopsis from the website. In The Holly, the award-winning journalist Julian Rubinstein, who grew up in Denver, reconstructs the events leading up to the…

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Ep. 338: Bruce Lambert – Owner of Dog House Denver

Bruce Lambert is the owner of Dog House Denver, Denver’s premiere doggy day care. From their website: “At Doghouse Denver your dog will enjoy constant care and supervision from our loving, skilled, and knowledgeable handlers. Our team is passionate and experienced in interacting and engaging with dogs of all temperaments. Dog House Denver is not…

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Ep. 336: David Roth – Editor at Defector

David Roth is an Editor at Defector.com, one of my absolute favorite websites (and, by their own tagline “The last good website), and he’s in that photo showing me a baseball card for Lastings Milledge, who is a definitely a guy some of us remember. David is a superlative writer and while the bulk of…

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Top 5 Fictional Baseball Players I’m Building My Fake Team Around

Welcome to Top 5 Fun Friday, a regularly-occurring blog feature where I give you a list of extremely specific pointless shit from my life no one asked for. Why? Because it’s now 2022 and I still find myself BEGGING the internet for fun little diversions to read, so I have to create some of this…

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