Have you ever heard the terms "digital ownership, web3, and NFTs? Whether you are into it or not, this show isn't about those things. It's simply the stories of how people came to them and what they're doing with them now. Welcome to Odds and Ends, a discovery of the people that make up this incredible, eclectic community. Online, I go by Classic_Craig and my co-host is BitFloorsGhost. You can find us on Twitter and in Discord all the time, but we wanted to take things from behind those digital doors and into your listening queue because of the amazing things you might not know about the people hanging out here! We won't only talk about the internet, so join us on this journey and you'll get to know some amazing people!
Getting to Know Ishita
Welcome to a special episode of Odds and Ends, brought to you by Proof of Update (bitfloorsghost.substack.com), the only daily newsletter you need for everything important in PROOF and beyond. In today's episode, I get to introduce Ed to Ishita (https://twitter.com/soulcurryart), an exquisite artist and friend I met over a year ago. Her work changed my perspective on art and in this very episode, she opens my eyes yet again, teaching us about her work and broader themes in a way that gets me hyped. Ishita's brand, Soul Curry Art (https://soulcurryart.com/) touches art within many mediums, from print to canvas to NFTs and more! Her work has been collected all over the world and Ed and I are fans, plain and simple. Friends, it's time you meet Ishita.
Can't thank Ishita enough for the conversation on all things art. I had no idea that Ed was going to purchase his first art NFT LIVE on-air. It was fantastic, fun, and something that hits home for me, because, as I mentioned in the episode, I found Soul Curry Art at a time when the pace of NFTland was nearly too much and Ishita's work grounded me. I'll always owe her for that! I loved that conversation and all these amazing people we get to speak with. If you're enjoying it, subscribe wherever you list to pods and leave us a review! Tell a friend! Why not? Don't forget to subscribe to Proof of Update, the best way to stay up to date on PROOF and more. Enjoy your week!
Getting to Know Phraze
This is a milestone! Welcome to our first, extra special, super jam-packed, birthday episode! That's right, it's my birthday today and my present to myself was having an epic conversation with Ed and Phraze (https://twitter.com/phrazeart), an epic person who engaged with us in a way that made time melt away. This is our longest episode yet because it is THE SNEAK PEAK episode, but also THE DAD EPISODE, but also the JAM-PACKED JAVA episode. Phraze is wonderful, Ed is ebullient, and I'm just over the moon that I get to connect with fantastic people, all the time. If you haven't yet, say hi on Twitter, I'm Classic_Craig or in the PROOF or EightBit Discords, where I hang out regularly. This Odds and Ends episode is brought to you by Proof of Update, your daily resource for timely, topical, and easy-to-digest web3 info. Plus, Ed did write it, so you know it's good. I hope you enjoy getting to know Phraze as much as I did.
Wow. Wow. Wow... the conversation with Phraze was simply next level. I feel like the connecting threads in our lives -- all three of us -- was just something special. Really, really, really loved getting to know Phraze and I hope you did too! If you liked the episode, perhaps drop a review, tell a friend, or just say hi in Discord or on Twitter. This has been Odds and Ends, a Proof of Update podcast, supported in part by Clarity Creative Group, Podcasting Done Right, and the sweet tea from Brambleberry Creek. Have an amazing week, everyone!
Getting to Know Hot Wings
Welcome to an extra special episode of Odds and Ends, our first dual guest show! That's right, two guests for the price of one. This show is brought to you by Proof of Update, the only daily PROOF newsletter for updates on everything Moonbirds, Oddities, and more. Subscribe today by following Ed on Twitter (https://twitter.com/bitfloorsghost). Our guest today are Kevin and John, stewards of The Hot Wings Collective (https://twitter.com/hotwings_xyz), a sub-parliament of Moonbirds responsible for one of the most memorable community-led events in NYC. We got to pick their brains about movies, live events, the future of blockchain technology, and so much more. This was a super excellent conversation and because I want to show some love, big thanks to not just Ed and our guests, but our producer Brian. Enjoy the episode.
SO many thanks go out to John, Kevin, and Ed for the epic conversation. Making new friends in this space is fun. Each week, we're meeting people, sharing stories, and learning more about one another. I love it. If you do too, please subscribe to the podcast, leave a review, and share it with a friend you think might be interested. Crush it this week!
Check out Kevin and John's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/into-the-fire/id1636807505
Ed's movie recommendation - Blue Ruin - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2359024/
Getting to Know Praetor
Dang it, I love doing this show because the people I get to meet in this space are incredible. First and foremost, Ed was under the weather, but will absolutely be back in action as soon as he is back to 100%. I love Ed. It’s known. It is also known that Proof of Update is the single best resource for Moonbirds, Oddities, and PROOF daily information on the planet. These are simply facts. Subscribe today (bitfloorsghost.substack.com) with the link in the show notes. I also love Praetor (https://twitter.com/praetor_eth) an incredible individual who happens to also be one of the Community Managers of ZenAcademy, an amazing company built on the foundation of education in the web3 space. Praetor took us through his background in web2 from the finance side of things all the way to his love of art, Legos, and Pulp Fiction. From start to finish, this conversation was fun as heck. This is Getting to Know Praetor.
Is that an awesome human or what? I love these conversations. Getting to learn about cool people in this space is very fun. I’m semi-addicted to it. If you want to get to know more awesome people, too, why not subscribe to this podcast? It’s available wherever you listen to podcasts. Now, if you got this point, you likely listened to the entire episode. If you dug it, a review would really help us get it out to more people. If it wasn’t your cup of tea, no worries. Hit me up on Twitter (Classic_Craig) or Discord with your feedback! I’m here to grow and learn. You have an excellent week!
Getting to Know David Braun
It is simply amazing when you can talk to someone and span the topics of beer, Better Call Saul, Dirk Nowitzki, and how CrossFit is just like crypto and NFTs before you even get to psychedelics. Truly, getting the chance to meet incredibly cool people with my friend Ed is awesome. Welcome to another episode of Odds and Ends, your favorite Proof of Update podcast... If you haven't signed up for the Proof of Update newsletter yet, what are you even doing? In all seriousness, this episode's guest, David (https://twitter.com/DaveeeeBr), is an incredible human that encourages a fantastic conversation that connects all sorts of dots. As usual, nothing you hear on this podcast is financial advice, just the thoughts and opinions of the speakers. Please enjoy getting to know David.
Many thanks to David and Ed for their time and excellence in conversation. I know that things can get strange in the NFT space and this podcast is really designed for the people here... to listen and get to know other people here... and maybe encourage them to connect. Send a DM, make a friend or two, because it's way more fun to hang out with friends than not and if we all hang out here, cool things may just get built around us or even with us. Have a great week and don't forget to subscribe, leave, a review, or tell a friend about this podcast, available wherever you listen to poddies.
Getting to Know Sourpapi
Well, friends... you're in for a real treat, because, quite literally, I was like a kid in a candy store listening to SourPapi and Ed tell stories about their early entry points into the crypto landscape. And when friends with 15+ years of experience start tellin' tales... and that thing they're talking about is something you're super interested in...it's just awesome. But, because so much of the convo in this episode was crypto-related, I just have to say that nothing you'll hear is financial advice, just the opinions of individuals. So, without further ado, welcome to another episode of Odds and Ends, the OG episode, where I had the absolute pleasure of learning from 2 amazing people, from their Polish connection to all of us being in Dead Birds Society, this epic conversation really felt like three friends just jammin' for a bit. This is Getting to know SourPapi.
From the DAO hack of ethereum to Stranger Things activations, we covered so many subjects and this episode was our first OG spectacular, where Ed and Sourpapi literally blew my mind with stories. Papi also dropped some sweet hints at amazing things to come from Dead Birds Society, a sub-parliament that Ed and I are also in. End to end, this episode was so fun and I hope you enjoyed it. If you did, please subscribe and leave a review if you can; otherwise maybe just share it with a friend or two, why not? Either way, make sure you have an amazing week!
Sourpapi is awesome, so check out his irl work here: https://bluerevolverinc.com/
This is direct access to his sneak peak for an upcoming NFT drop: https://twitter.com/deadbirds_io/status/1552290847541960704?s=21&t=bdIjDuaHvJfj_KKJ7kkruQ
and there is an amazing Dead Birds Society event coming August 25th: https://twitter.com/deadbirds_io/status/1561126115535572992?s=21&t=bdIjDuaHvJfj_KKJ7kkruQ
If you are interested in web3, this podcast is a MUST!
Craig and Ed are legends in the making. This podcast is filled with fun and helpful insight into the people involved in building the technology and communities in web3.