Television journalist, entrepreneur, former gallery owner , jewelry designer and driving force in Minnesota's art community Robyne Robinson joins the gang for a far ranging discussion of life and legacy. From community engagement and the changes we've witnessed in NE Minneapolis over the years, to a surprising knowledge of the history of beer in the Upper Midwest, we cover it all. Robyn shares stories of her life and the various places her career has taken her, as well as some intimate stories of some of the characters she's met along the way. Who would have guessed that Prince was a bit eccentric!
Singer/songwriter Lena Elizabeth joined Sam and Jim for a chat about her latest tour, the awesomeness of house shows and the joys of growing up in Minnesota. Lena is in music for the long haul! We also discovered that Lena's mother is Margo of Patisserie Margo, which means she has access to fantastic cookies at will. Sam was quite jealous!
Music makes the world go round - with the Twin Cities at the epicenter. The crew chats about their love of all things music, including recent concert goings. There is no shortage of places to see live music any day in the Cities, including some of our favs - First Avenue, The Fine Line, The Amsterdam, and Surly Brewing Company.
On this episode we talk to local Minneapolis Fire Captain Mike Terry. Sarah, Sam and Jim ask questions that have clearly been percolating since kindergarten. Mike reminds us all of the importance of an action plan and the power of Stop Drop and Roll! Potentially a budding podcaster himself, Mike brings a thoughtfulness and ease to this episode. Expect to hear more from Captain Mike soon.
Lazerbeak is one of this city’s music gems. An accomplished artist himself, he also heads the Doomtree Collective and record label, home to the likes of Dessa and P.O.S. Beak shares with the crew his commitment towards giving back to the community, raising thoughtful and well-rounded children, the importance of meditation and of course - some music stories. Jim proves he’s a true fan by sharing his own copy of Beak’s first CD from The Plastic Constellations!
Catherine Gillis, co-founder of Mobile Composer, a software development company in Minneapolis, joins us for a discussion of legacy. After a couple of minutes talking boring work stuff, Catherine launches into the story of her Polish family and her journey to locate long lost relatives. Take a trip back through a tumultuous time in world history, when families separated by distance become separated more permanently by war and time.
On this episode Jim and Sam have a conversation with singer/songwriter Faith Boblett. As usual the conversation takes a few turns into uncharted territory...nothing new there I guess. Faith talks about her early life moving to Outing MN, as well as her time spent making music here in the Twin Cities. Faith is a real delight of a person, her music chasing her through these creative years.
Part 2 of our talk with City of Minneapolis Detective Darcy Klund. Sam, Jim and Sarah are treated to a grab bag of treasured childhood keepsakes passed down to Darcy during his youth. What is the story behind each piece, we ask, and if little is know, we craft a plausible story around each item.
We welcome Darcy Klund - father, detective, and collector - to discuss life on the force and fond memories of beloved family. After 32 years with the City of Minneapolis Police Force, Darcy talks about passing his legacy down to the next generation and shares some interesting stories about life as a Detective. And, we begin an in-depth discussion on a treasure trove of collectibles passed down from a beloved uncle.
Sam, Jim and Sarah are back with more fun thoughts on what constitutes good hair and fond childhood memories of “Clay Wars”. Speaking of good hair, Jim shares a polaroid of his 1980s rocking hair as he received the seminal Judas Priest album “Screaming for Vengeance”. And introducing the Andelin Manifesto, our response to continuingly being pushed to conform to conventional societal norms. When convention fails us, invention saves us. We’re doing things different here and aren’t afraid to say it!
This episode of Legacy Matters features a difficult but necessary conversation with my friend Amanda. Amanda lost her husband to cancer early in 2019. We talk a bit about Jason. We also talk with Amanda about Amanda, her life and legacy, and what she is dealing with now. She is candid and real, as this is her nature. We even manage a few light moments.
In this grab bag of an episode, Sam, Jim and Sarah reminisce about Easter Basket treats of youth, including musical treasures from the Bee Gees and ACDC (Jim’s favorite). We also explore VR, riddles vs. jokes, and what are those “point and click” games Sarah keeps rambling about. It’s a silly, fun, hodgepodge of a mess as the three Andelin Founders let off a little steam leading up to the soon-to-be app launch!
A lifetime of work spanning the harrowed halls of UC-Berkley to the artist communities of NYC, artist Glenn Grafelman drops by to chat about the art world, playing a good game of darts, and creating a “museum of self”. With a prolific portfolio spanning painting, drawing, and sculpture, how does Glenn envision his work will live on for future generations to enjoy?
Wellness coach, yoga teacher, and spiritual advisor Betsy Weiner visited with the Andelin team. How can we find solace, strength, and resiliency in an overly hectic world? Join us as we learn how to take back control of our mindset and live a life of purposeful intent.