18 episodes

The Stolen Hours Podcast is a collection of recorded conversations with known or unknown Creatives across the Arts.  Guests share what they create and the back stories that have made them who they are today. Listen in to help support the community of creators and to find some inspiration of your own.

The Stolen Hours Podcast Dennis Dalelio

    • Arts
    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

The Stolen Hours Podcast is a collection of recorded conversations with known or unknown Creatives across the Arts.  Guests share what they create and the back stories that have made them who they are today. Listen in to help support the community of creators and to find some inspiration of your own.

    Episode 17: The Artist...The Farmer: Marcia Letizia

    Episode 17: The Artist...The Farmer: Marcia Letizia

    Marcia Letizia is a collage artist who has no problem tackling the topics of today with a sense of humor or complete and controversial seriousness.  Her talent in this art form has been noticed by the community surrounding her, but also by the likes of the Contemporary Art Gallery Beers London.   Marcia, who earned a BFA from Parsons and spent her early career as an illustrator in France, then spent 15 years working as a Director of Visual Merchandising for Bloomingdales. Since she choose to leave the profession she now spends much of her working hours as a farmer at Vernon Valley Farm.  Here she couldn't help but continue to bring that visual designer experience into town as she helped set up the space of the local Valley Farmers Coop. Marcia discusses her career in the arts, her personal creations, how she encouraged her children's creativity, and the catharsis that creating collages provides for her life.  This episode also bears witness to the brainstorming that led to the Highland Lakes Artist Group's first daytime Eclectic Festival of the Arts.  


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    • 41 min
    Episode 16: The Musician...The Entrepreneur: Dylan Clark of the band The Milwaukees

    Episode 16: The Musician...The Entrepreneur: Dylan Clark of the band The Milwaukees

    Dylan Clark has been dedicated to making original music for 30 plus years. His impressive collection of music with the band, The Milwaukees, brings a listener on a tour of rock and roll from a time that goes even further back in the decades. He has no problem giving a nod to his favorite bands within his creations which range from pure rock to punk to indie rock.  Dylan and his bandmates have recently released "The Calling," another well crafted and authentic album full of songs that make you feel the need to both sing along and also get out there to follow your own creative promptings.  Dylan shares some of the stories behind his songs, but also how much he rejoices in what others make.  Throughout the decades the music has never left him, even as he established his own business installing and finishing wood floors and beginning a family with his fashion designer wife Melissa.  They still live and work and create in NJ; not too far up Rt. 23 where the first songs he wrote came together. A lifetime of creating music gives Dylan a great wisdom of how and why to create. We get to hear much of that here, but to get the full story, the one that may be spoken even more clearly  in guitar shreds, licks, and melodies, take some time to listen to The Milwaukees today.  www.milwaukees.com 


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 15: The Artist...The Art Professor: Andrea Geller

    Episode 15: The Artist...The Art Professor: Andrea Geller

    Andrea Geller is  landscape and figurative painter who lives and works in Northern New Jersey.  Her creations explore storytelling, a sense of place, atmosphere, and the textures of the paint itself. After receiving her BFA from Parsons School of Design she spent her early career as an illustrator and graphic designer.  After that she earned an MFA at William Paterson University and has dedicated her creative skills in building up an impressive portfolio of paintings that have been shown extensively throughout the Northeast and beyond. Alongside of her dedicated life of art making she has raised wonderfully creative children with her husband Carl who also has an MFA and has been offering all she has learned to college students in her work as an adjunct Art professor.  Enjoy this conversation about it all alongside her insights into being a woman in the arts and how she has integrated her creativity throughout all of life.  Her work can be viewed in person in Emerge Gallery in Saugerties, NY. 


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    • 45 min
    Episode 14: BONUS! "A Simulpodcast" with HiddenTracks (Music Podcast) Host: Shane Murphy

    Episode 14: BONUS! "A Simulpodcast" with HiddenTracks (Music Podcast) Host: Shane Murphy

    In this "Simulpodcast" HiddenTracks host, Shane Murphy, and I team up to answer the question we are often asked, "Who is going to interview you?"  We do exactly that and then we published it simultaneously on both of our podcasts.  Shane is a Storm Water Engineer and Music Lovers Podcast Host whose intellect and creativity and passion for music have led him to be both the guy who is simplifying sophisticated engineering concepts in training sessions for engineers in his work life and the guy who steals hours to record conversations with musicians and music fans for HiddenTracks.  His guests range from talented Indie musicians just beginning their careers to those who have already made a name for themselves like John Easedale from Dramarama and G Love!) The genres he explores go across the music landscape and there is truly something for everyone in his weekly show. We discuss the importance of doing what you love to feel fully alive, how the support of our loved ones encourage us, and how a love for music and the backstory of our favorite bands is part of what motivates us to do what we do.  Of course we discuss podcasting as well, why we keep hitting the record button, and spending the time to produce our shows. Shane is the one who helped The Stolen Hours begin with tons of good advice and support.  This episode was recorded in Shane's HiddenTracks' lair which looks much more like your favorite record store than a man cave.  


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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Episode 13: The Art History Professor... The Writer: Alejandro Anreus

    Episode 13: The Art History Professor... The Writer: Alejandro Anreus

    Episode 13: The Art History Professor... The Writer: Alejandro Anreus: (published Tuesday night May 18th, 2021!)
       Alejandro's Publications.   His Art.
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    Professor Alejandro Anreus is an art historian known for his expertise and research in modern and contemporary art of Latin America and the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean, Latinx Art in the US (Cuba, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic), African American Art (1920s-1960s), American Art and Politics of the 1930s, Exile Culture of Latin America, and Liberation Theology. He is also known by his students at William Paterson University as one who is completely down to earth and authentic and  teaches about life through Art and... lessons from his grandmother.  Alejandro is one who considers the full context of the art he shares with his readers and his students.  He reminds, "Art is a wonderfully resistant element that will always be there.  It is the witness of life."   In this recording Alejandro shares what he consistently includes in his classroom and his writing: the social and historical context, but also the spirituality of the artists and the human experiences surrounding what has been created.  He reminds us to not forget the "poetry of life with all of its beauty and its brutality." With that lens, he challenges the historical tendency to focus on the oppressive powers that rule societies since eventually they will just be seen as a side note to describing the great art, writing, and music of the time. When we focus on the ideal, the nostalgia, the extremes we often miss the nuances of real life and the full context of what makes life open our eyes.  This amazing conversation calls for breaking bread, justice, fulfillment and challenging each other in a sincere way rather than just silencing people.  He encourages living our entire lives as a sacrament; an outward sign of an inward grace. 
    Notes on this episode: 
    The story of the Xmas tree drawing was told to Alejandro by Chicano scholar Tomas Ybarra Frausto – it happened to a major Chicano artist who told him the story...possibly the late Ruben Trejo, a sculptor.
    The poet commenting about Castro was the Cuban Catholic poet Gaston Baquero, who died in exile in Madrid. He said something like “Castro will be remembered merely as the dictator of Cuba during the deaths of the painter Amelia Pelaez (d. 1968) and the poet Jose Lezama Lima (d. 1976).
    The black man who challenged and converted a leader of the KKK through friendship was the musician Daryl Davis.


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    • 53 min
    Episode 12- The Communications Manager... The Musician: Jai Agnish

    Episode 12- The Communications Manager... The Musician: Jai Agnish

    Jai Agnish has been making music since his youth.  Alongside, came a sincere desire to support and build a community of creators that were independently getting their creations out there just like him. This led to the creation of his independent record label, Blue Bunny Records, and his Fanzine called Flygirl  back in the late 90's. Both were created to support the known and unknown indie musicians he loved and befriended. Writers and artists who were just beginning to hone their art, found a chance to be published on the pages of the zine next to fun interviews with  musicians ranging from Lou Barlou to Liz Phair. All of Jai's publications, on disc and paper, eventually became available on the shelves at Tower Records and many of the other favorite indie music supporting record stores.  Jai has continued to make music, with several albums in his catalog to enjoy, but since  he has also expanded his media expertise into careers that continue to support and help build other communities.  For a decade and a half he worked as a newspaper reporter and editor in Northern New Jersey and now  uses all of his skills in his position as a communications manager for the Archdiocese of Newark.  

    Enjoy this conversation as we discuss it all (including how one of his latest songs is enjoyed weekly in the intro of this podcast!) We even sneak in how he became a pilot and masterfully documented that process as only a skillful journalist could. 

    Support and check out Jai's music at www.jaiagnish.com


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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

shawnreams ,

Great Podcast!

Love this podcast. Great variety of guests from all walks of life. Super interesting and fun to listen to.

Nuggety Farts ,

A treat for the ears and the mind

Having known Mr. Dalelio as a teacher and now as a friend, it is a privilege to get to know him as an interviewer. Each episode takes you on a special journey into the mind of the interviewee. It is truly a pleasure for the listener.

Zippy25 ,

Boring

Kind of like listening to people in the diner booth behind you with little to say, but they keep talking.

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