Interviews with People Pursuing Greatness

Morgan Christian

I interview People Pursuing Greatness, each guest is doing something great, something more than most, something that is inspirational and hopefully moves your needle - and possibly your ass off the couch. We all could do more, we all could be more, these are just some of the people and their stories making waves in the world.

All Episodes

Episode #45 - Vicente Griego is a New Mexico Flamenco vocalist and artist that has an amazing and otherworldly sound that comes from the heart of his heritage. He’s a stellar human being with a deep understanding of the world and culture around him. We chat on his childhood and his experiences in New Mexico, touring and his current work with kids teaching and developing their musical skills. The man is a living legend, hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Go out and support Vicente and ReVoZo his band links below.   Vicente's site--> http://www.vicentegriego.com/index.php/en/   Vicente and ReVoZo YouTube Channel→ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7ywbtxC84   Show Notes:   08:00 Handling differences 14:00 “New Englanders” 24:00 Imposter Syndrome 31:00 What is ReVoZo? 36:00 Roots of Flamenco 41:00 Privilege in the arts and the resistance of ‘Burque’ 48:00 Jazz in Tokyo 55:00 Standards 1:00:00 Your Alive! 1:08:00 Remembering your legacy 1:12:00 Zoot-suit riots and the birth of low-riders 1:20:00 Transcend the human condition 1:36:00 Working with the greats  1:40:00 Working with New Mexico's future musicians 1:44:00 Voices and microphones 1:48:00 Alex Krebs Quartet Vicente Griego Link → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8OtyXR2qGQ 1:51:00 “You are rich for what you give not what you have”

Aug 24

120 min

Dr. Mike Coltrin is an inspiration in what an individual can do when hard work meets hard fun. A chemist, scientist and author by trade we talk about his hobby that led to the de facto guide he wrote for hiking the Sandia Mountains here in Albuquerque New Mexico (Links in the show notes). A trained and accomplished scientist with a doctorate in chemistry, multiple academic paper writer and patent holder. This dude is an example of what doing more and pursuing greatness means. This was a fun and interesting conversation and I hope you all enjoy it! 01:00 Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide and how it came to be  02:00 UNM Press link to Mikes book → unmpress.com 03:30 Friends of the Sandias → friendsofthesandias.org 05:00 How long does it take to hike every trail on the Sandias? 08:00 How do you say Kairn properly? 12:10 Contingency  22:00 The dark side of the mountain… 24:30 Mike's favorite trail is… 29:00 Geocaching in the Sandias → geocaching.com  32:30 Mount Kilimanjaro, Hostels and traveling the world 37:30 Sleeping at 18,000 Feet 42:30 La Luz Trail and running  47:00 Don’t hike alone  54:00 Doctorate in Chemistry with a focus in modeling and simulation 57:00 How to write a textbook  58:00 Semiconductor growth 01:00:00 Path to theoretical chemistry  01:08:30 Health and habits to keep the high output machine rolling smooth 01:11:00 Some of the best trails to hike in the Sandias 01:19:00 Mountain stewardship  01:27:00 Quotes to live life by  01:31:00 If you liked the episode please subscribe and share, if you really wanna show us love feel free to review us on iTunes, thank you!

Feb 10

97 min

Dr.Jessica Troy joins me on podcast episode #43. Jessica is a 'Medievalist' and she takes us on a deep look into not only Medieval literature but a day in the life of a medieval human. What would the world look like trying to go to work in say 800, 1100, or 1500 A.D.? What types of jobs could a lowly peasant like me expect to have? What kinds of careers, lifestyle and entertainment could I find back then? Jessica is incredibly smart being both a teacher and a Doctor and is talented at painting a picture of medieval life. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the old world and learn more about corpses, churches and humans in Medieval Anglo Saxon England and what made it what it is today! - 2:00 Its not the Bronze Age! - 2:30 Body Carts and the plague - 5:00 'The 4 Humors' and being 'Hot-Blooded' - 11:45 Re-enacting the medieval plague - 16:00 Battle of Hastings and the Normans - 18:00 Old English - 20:00 French influence - 24:00 Scotts and Irish start a fight - 31:00 The Scarlet Letter  - 35:00 Beowulf - 40:00 King Arthur - 44:00 The Odyssey - 47:00 Misunderstood Grendel - 49:00 Medieval Hollywood  - 54:00 Death and corpses, a thesis - 1:00:00 Dyeing scenes in all their glory - 1:03:00 Typical day in the life of a medieval man and woman - 1:08:00 Shires were real!!! - 1:12:00 When publicly hanging, rope length matters - 1:23:00 That's not good enough, dig up my sisters corpse! - 1:27:00 Saints don't burn... typically - 1:31:00 Religion is lore - faith is up to you - 1:39:00 Women's rights... or lack thereof - 1:43:00 A Hermitage with God - 1:47:00 Widows may have done well - 1:50:00 Barbers were doctors and healthcare wasn't a thing - 1:53:00 Sex and marriage in the medieval times - 1:56:00 Sex as utility, Chaucer and rape - 2:01:00 Prostitution and werewolves - 2:10:00 Formosus the pope, thrice exhumed and so, so much more - 2:21:00 Literacy and books - 2:34:00 War and its effect on the globe - 2:37:00 Fitness, sporting and hunting - 2:40:00 How to read Jessica's works and contact her! - CALLING ALL CORPSES - Contacting Jessica to hire a Anglo-Saxonist Medievalist --> Email jtroy01@unm.edu - jtroy84@gmail.com - Social media Insta - Instagram - @corpselady84 - Love you some history! www.aperchofbirds.com

Jul 2019

178 min

Ep. 42 Patrick Ryan II professional fitness trainer joins us again! We dive into his hybrid fitness and lifestyle company Aware Training. We try to pull apart some of the more dealt with issues he coaches his clients through.  Reach out to Patrick on his website Http://aware.training - 4:00 Shame in its many forms - 7:00 Falling back phase - 11:00 Going in depth - 20:00 Not wanting to workout - 24:00 4 Different options of movement - 27:00 Go outside - 40:00 Referring to treat clients correctly - 45:00 Aware Training - 50:00 A greater network of support - 51:00 What training at this level consists of - 1:00:00 How to get ahold of Patrick - 1:04:00 Going outside and being responsible - 1:15:00 Social media and wellness - 1:20:00 Wall-E and being mindful - 1:25:00 Missing the trees blowing in the wind... - 1:35:00 Planting your own flag aperchofbirds.com Whats it take to really be mentally and physically fit? A deep dive into understanding lifetime fulfillment starting with enjoying that meal your eating.  

Jul 2019

113 min

Edgar joins us today talking about his family business him and his family have poured their lives into, the amazing New Mexico restaurant Mariscos Altamar. Were on location in the Los Lunas location of Mariscos talking about how a family business works from the inside, how the service industry is unpredictable and what it takes to become the best in your niche. Edgar is a humble dude breaking down what led to his success and where he plans to aim his abilities as an entrepreneur next.     - 3:00 Edgars beginnings as an entrepreneur   - 6:00 Let's open a second location  (Pull 60 second audio)   - 10:00 Success is never for sure   - 14:00 The all important food and how it came to be and how Edgar changed it.   - 18:00 Gordon Ramsey's take on Mariscos New Mexican cuisine.   - 24:00 Innovation from traveling, life experiences, and just plain luck.   - 31:00 What are you doing to stay healthy?   - 35:00 Running and working hard.   - 38:00 Recovery and gratefulness   - 40:00:00 Running and success run hand in hand.   - 45:00 The future   - 48:00 Mariscos Altamar on Social Media and the interwebs.   Facebook, Instagram: Mariscos Altamar   Website: mariscosaltamarabq.com

May 2019

54 min

Brian Gray a man of many talents a firefighter, artist, hunter, outdoorsman, amateur taxidermist father and husband joins us on the podcast talking all things hunting in New Mexico. Brian is the co founder of Spot2Stalk a great hunting group on Facebook and Instagram as well as the groups podcast called On The Game Trail podcast which you can find anywhere you get podcasts. Brian and his co founders of Spot2Stalk are also pro staff for the worldwide hunting brand Onca Gear. And somehow in their spare time they run a group called NMTrailCams.  We dish on all things hunting from all types of animals you can encounter and hunt in New Mexico, trapping, and best practices. How to apply for the tag lottery draw, what to put in for and where, how to gear up for hunting and much much more.   - 2:00 Brians first hunt - 5:40 Hunting in New Mexico - 8:00 Oryx balls and the once in a lifetime hunt - 11:00 Ibex hunting and rock climbers - 14:00 Brown bear eating hunting - 16:00 Mountain Lions - 19:00 Trapping and trapping things you may not want to - 23:00 Feral pigs and Javelina - 25:00 Shooting in Self Defense - 30:00 Close encounters with bears - 35:00 Coyote hunting truths and controversy - 40:00 Jackrabbit and Cottontail eating - 42:00 What hunting does for the environment and the state - 48:00 Field dressing and transporting storing fresh meat - 51:00 Choosing what units to put in for hunting tags - 52:00 Types of weaponry to choose to hunt with - 54:00 Gear for hunting is a lot like backpacking - 57:00 Scouting and glassing - 1:01:00 Fitness for hunting - 1:08:00 HECS body electricity and scent blocking gear - 1:12:00 Hunting do's and don'ts - 1:18:00 Skinning without gutting - 1:21:00 Hunters Safety - 1:23:00 Where to get all of the NM info at the website - 1:24:00 Deers and the 'Zombie' disease or 'Wasting Disease' and Triagnosys - 1:32:00 Attempting to put in for a hunt draw for 2019-2020 season - 1:34:00 Getting all of the licenses you need - 1:36:00 Poaching and illegally fishing - 1:38:00 Hunting small game - 1:44:00 Roundabout costs of putting in for the draw and costing a hunting trip - 1:46:00 Year round huntable animals - 1:52:00 How to score racks on bulls - 1:55:00 Hunting out of state - 1:59:00 Exotic hunting lions, giraffes, zebra etc. - 2:04:00 Helicopter and machine gun hunting - 2:07:00 Onca Gear and what its all about   Links to everything Spot2Stalk and OnTheGameTrail podcast   ---------------------------------------------------------------   facebook.com/spot2stalk   @spot2stalk   spot2stalk.com   OnTheGameTrail   facebook.com/oncagear   @oncagear   oncagear.com   facebook.com/nmtrailcams

Apr 2019

139 min

Rakim Thorpe and Devin Clarke are MMA fighters training out of Jacksons Wink professional MMA gym in Albuquerque New Mexico. Devin is a pro UFC fighter with a standing record of 9-3 fights this Saturday April 20th in Russia and Rakim just came off his latest win with a record of 6-3. We talk what it takes to be a pro fighter, diet, training, lifestyle and what sacrifices it takes to be a warrior in the modern era from cutting weight to living and breathing fighting like most of us do our 9-5 jobs. Don't miss Devins next fight This Saturday April 20th and follow him and Rakim on social media: Devin @brownbearufc and Rakim @1Rakim - 2:00 Training in Albuquerque - 8:00 Cutting weight for fighting - 12:00 Fighting origins - 16:00 Bull rides and MMA Fights - 20:00 Licensed weapons - 23:00 Fighting in Hollywood - 29:00 Pro versus amateur - 34:00 Head injuries - 39:00 Knockouts - 43:00 Weight training for fighting - 48:00 Supplements - 52:00 Sleep - 55:00 Drinking or letting loose - 59:00 Advice for those looking to get into MMA  

Apr 2019

73 min

Hardcore Keem joins us on episode #38. This monster is a Youtube juggernaut who creates reaction videos of music and music videos of Metal bands with a lean towards Metal Core. We dish on Keems rise to YouTube stardom, his videos, his taste in music, his family and his brands future. We even have a lightning round of sorts to get the mans opinion on a ton of bands new old, well known or just starting out he may have gave your band a shoutout so look out for that coming up! This is actually a first for APOB and I think for Keem also that this entire podcast had the video captured as well so if you would rather watch the podcast and of course listen go to APOB’s YouTube page by typing A Perch of Birds into the search bar and hit subscribe and play or look up Hardcore Keem for this podcast and all of his great reaction videos. - 2:00 Who is Hardcore Keem - 4:00 Favorite Metal band - 8:00 Female fronted bands - 15:00 Jonas Brothers, NPR Tiny Desk, Anderson .Paak - 19:00 How does Keem choose his videos to review - 25:00 Florida metal scene moshing vs. hardcore - 27:00 That intro though! - 28:00 Shout out to Polyhedra - 31:00  Shoutout Magnolia Park Florida based metal band - 32:00 Keems Spotify playlist (Link Below) - 33:00 Thumbs up thumbs down session Hardcore Keem approved Rings of Saturn, Winds of Plague, As Blood Runs Black, Oceano, The Floors Embrace AND MANY MORE - 45:00 Still dropping band love =) - 48:00 Underrated bands shoutout from Hardcore Keem himself! LISTEN TO SEE IF KEEM CALLED YOUR BAND OUT! - 55:00 Still Dropping underrated bands!!   Watch the podcast recorded live on our YouTube → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsAAVgczbjWwPPktzb4CtA?view_as=subscriber   Keems YouTube channel → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLsC5VwfN0KxU_ACKCzpCQQ   Keems Spotify Playlist → https://open.spotify.com/user/1217469427/playlist/48ZSc0MHKkLZGnAv44wMiG?si=PkjmEXvESJ6LP57dG_hvwQ   Keems Facebook → https://www.facebook.com/Hardcorekeem/   Keems Insta → https://www.instagram.com/hardcorekeem/   Keems Merch → https://hardcorekeem.bigcartel.com/   www.aperchofbirds.com   Support the podcast → https://www.patreon.com/APOBMedia

Apr 2019

68 min

Another metal episode! Alex the vocalist and James the guitarist from Polyhedra an Albuquerque New Mexico based band kicking ass in the Metal world. They just released their EP self titled Polyhedra you can find on Spotify, Google Music, iTunes, and catch a free download of American Snuff on BandCamp.com. Make sure you reach out to these guys for tickets to their show April 15th in the links below. - 2:00 Metal Influencers - 7:00 Mic stand issues =) - 8:00 Polyhedra EP - 14:00 Recording futons, home studios & accountability - 22:00 Lyrics and writing from the heart - 23:00 **NEW SONG All American Snuff - Full Song** - 25:00 Shoutout to local ABQ bands Desecrated Humanity, Aaralywn. - 32:00 Vocal techniques - 36:00 Guitar riffage - 42:00 Mosh your problems away! - 46:00 All ages show's - 48:00 Touring - maybe? - 51:30 Wall of Death - 52:00 Where to find these guys and pickup tickets to shows facebook.com/polyhedrabandofficial - 59:00 What are these guys listening to   Band Camp download - https://polyhedramusic.bandcamp.com/releases   Polyhedra Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/PolyhedraBandOfficial/   Polyhedra YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3EJcT5kCilF5Ih7fvbegAw   Polyhedra Spotify Link - https://open.spotify.com/album/4liOq81GPUs5fGesbBJdA9?si=EF24ZslNQBCROVbyqAIQMQ   Polyhedra iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/polyhedra-ep/1453980213   A Perch of Birds website - aperchofbirds.com   Support the podcast - https://www.patreon.com/APOBMedia   APOB Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/APOBMedia/  

Mar 2019

74 min

David Speed is on episode #36 coming to us straight from the United Kingdom in London via the interwebs. David is a professional graffiti artist and now runs a world renown Graffiti company called Graffiti Life which you can find a their beautiful site https://graffitilife.co.uk/. David and his partners have created artwork for Vice, Nike, Disney and many high level clients and are seen as  some of the best in the industry.Find everything David and his team are doing at their site on instagram @graffiti_life and Twitter @graffiti_life. Also check out Davids podcast we talk about in the show called Creative rebels at RebelsCreate.com.   - 2:00 What is a professional graffiti artist? - 4:00 Risks, missions and prison. - 8:00 Butlers, Jedis and apprentices - 9:00 Where and when did the Graffiti movement start? - 14:00 90's Graffiti in London - 16:00 Getting paid by the same people that once chased him. - 19:30 VR and Virtual Art - 25:00 Banksy - 26:00 DismaLand 'The Worst Theme Park in The World' - 31:00 Meow Wolf and broken schools - 36:30 Following your dreams - 39:00 Practice, podcasting and the magic number of 10,000 - 42:00 Properly launching a podcast - 48:00 Creative Rebels Davids amazing podcast - 52:00 'Sorry my landlord doesn't except exposure'   Graffiti Life's site - https://graffitilife.co.uk/   Davids Podcast - RebelsCreate.com   Our site  - aperchofbirds.com   Patreon - patreon.com/apobmedia

Mar 2019

63 min

Were on with Albuquerque, New Mexico and worldwide radio DJ legends the amazing Mr. Aaron 'Buck' Burnett and Dex Toth from the Buck and Dex show that aired for something like fifteen years in Albuquerque and world wide. We talk all Buck and Dex nostalgia, what these guys are crushing lately and what the future holds. Buck is now rolling on nights at The Coyote 102.5, as well as running hard with his new co-owned venture with The El Rey a badass venue in downtown Albuquerque and Dex is doing a daily gig Star 88 a morning show on the radio and Youtube as well as his new amazing new Youtube show Don't Sweat the Small stuff with fellow Star 88 co host Stevo. We talk Delbert, breaking out bands like FlyLeaf, Jackson's MMA training gym alumni and dishing all things Buck and Dex show. These guys were so cool and humble mad respect to you guys and thank you so much for letting an old fan chat with you. All the links are in the episode description check out and subscribe to his youtube show Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Buck is cracking on the grand opening of The El Rey's Speakeasy make sure you go to this amazing venue drink some Mezcal under the stars, check out the speakeasy and don't miss the amazing artists that they book at the venue. Follow and keep up with Everything A Perch of birds and your host I, Me, El Capitan is doing on YouTube just look up A Perch of Birds Podcast, Facebook at facebook.com/apobmedia, Instagram at aperchofbirdsmedia, and if you like what I'm doing and wanna see the show grow with your sponsorship help check out our Patreon at patreon.com/apobmedia. Again Buck Dex, humbled beyond words, thank you again, Fangirl’d hard doing this one, you folks listening thank you for being a bunch of badasses and keep pursuing greatness.   Show Notes:   - 2:00 Who are Buck and Dex - 5:00 World Famous - New Mexico Legends - 7:00 The Deaf guy - 9:00 Jon Jones and Ricky - 12:00 Flyleaf Five Finger Death Punch and breaking bands - 16:00 How are diaries relevant? - 21:00 How did it all end? - 24:00 The third? - 27:00 Delbert, Dex and dirty diapers - 32:00 Buck and Dex Army - 39:00 Henry Rollins, Joe Rogan, Bryan Cranston and best interviews - 43:00 Charlie Murphy and the worst interviews - 47:00 Cheaters Hotel!! - 53:00 Buck and Dex Podcast - 54:00 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - 57:00 The oldest 41 year old in the business =) - 01:00:00 Podcasts B and D Listen to - 01:06:00 Music They listen to - 01:11:00 Buck the El Rey downtown and the new speakeasy - 01:14:00 Dex Star 88, and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff   Bucks El Rey → https://elreyabq.com/   Dexs Show Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff → https://bit.ly/2tmmbpk   APOB Patreon → https://www.patreon.com/APOBMedia   APOB Website → aperchofbirds.com   iTunes https://buff.ly/2QZdbzTGoogle Podcasts https://buff.ly/2R2o1FbSpotify https://buff.ly/2QZBCglYouTube https://buff.ly/2R5cbdD

Feb 2019

80 min

Esports is a digital sport played professionally all around the world, it's a phenomenon years in the making. We sit down with UNM Esports program adviser Mr.Bernardo Gallegos talking about the steady buildup of University of New Mexico's soon to be official Esports team showing off NM's talent in the collegiate circuit. We peruse the annals of gaming evolution and talk about the cutting edge and future of gaming across the board. Show notes and how to get in contact with Bernardo below, hope you guys enjoy this one keep pursuing greatness! iTunes https://buff.ly/2QZdbzT Google Podcasts https://buff.ly/2R2o1Fb Spotify https://buff.ly/2QZBCgl YouTube https://buff.ly/2R5cbdD - 1:00 United Nations and gorilla podcasting - 4:00 What is esports all about - 11:00 Halo, Dreamcast and LAN Parties - 13:00 UNM Esports - 17:00 New generations and opportunities - 18:00 Strategy, scoring, League of Legends - 23:00 The NACE organization - 28:00 Recruiting & Scholarships - 34:00 Michael Jordan and 10,000 hours - 39:00 Esports fight camps - 43:00 Vive (VR) in healthcare - 47:00 Corporate buy-in - 53:00 Battlefield and Call of Duty - 57:00 Virtual Reality eSports - 01:03 Overwatch Leagues - 01:07 Cheating in Esports - 01:11 NMAA High School eSports - 01:16 Olympic Esports - 01:19 New Mexicos future - 01:24 How to get a hold of Bernardo and the UNM Esports team Bernardo and UNM Esports organization contact info: Contact and sites - UNM Esports - esports.unm.edu Facebook: UNM Esports Instagram: unmesports Twitter: @UNMEsports Extra-life.org (gamers can give back too) Personal - Twitter: @_omniprime Insta: _omniprime New Mexico Activities Association (NM high schools) https://www.nmact.org/activities/esports/ aperchofbirds.com Support the podcast: www.patreon.com/apobmedia

Feb 2019

90 min

APOB podcast episode #33 w/ Patrick Ryan II a Fitness Professional Step inside the mind of modern physical fitness with one of its greatest teachers. Patrick is a career Fitness professional working to create a fluid personal training system with Aware training his online and in person training business. This man brings the passion and spirituality to wellness. We cover everything from exercise regimen, diet, habits, being present and taking stock of your relationships and personal circles and mainstream diet fads and sports. Pat changed what I thought I knew about working to achieve the best me spiritually and physically. Make sure to take notes and if so inclined reach out to my man at his site: http://aware.training/.   Links to the Cast:   iTunes https://apple.co/2sE169s   Google Podcasts https://bit.ly/2DmPi1l   Spotify https://spoti.fi/2IWfgwm   YouTube https://bit.ly/2CJlV8f   - 02:00 Origins getting into fitness - 08:00 Culture - 15:00 An investment in myself - 20:00 Pats style of fitness - 26:00 Mindfulness and Habits - 31:00 Aware training - 40:00 Be able to pivot - 45:00 Tangible elements in training - 55:00 Diet and its habits - 56:00 Your five closest friends - 1:03  Take a self assessment, distractions - 1:10  Cutting the distractions - 1:20  Pills and powders - 1:30  Diets, steroids and understanding - 1:35  Crossfit and similar for life - 1:40  How to contact   http://aware.training/   aperchofbirds.com

Jan 2019

105 min

Brent Allen Hagel is a self made mostly self taught voice over artist with humble origins and a warriors work ethic. This dude created a business out of literally nothing in a town that is notorious for eating would be artists and dream seekers. The 'Bruce Willis' of Voice Acting as I like to call him joins me on the cast to talk all things voice acting technical side, industry side, and the passion that you have to have to work in in such a niche industry and be able to survive. Brent recently acquired international and best in the business representation using his signature sound and plethora of success's he has built on for the last 10 years in voice acting. You can find Brent on his site: BrentAllenHagel.com and the amazing collaborative business he created with some of the best in the business at voicetrailerartists.com. Get cozy with us and hear the exciting story of a man truly pursuing greatness! -1:00 Origins -4:00 ADR -8:00 Character Work -13:00 Early Work -15:00 Hard Work -19:00 Trailer Voice Artists -24:00 Representation -30:00 Royalties -34:00 Modern voice over -36:00 Building Voice Trailer Artists -40:00 Rising Together -44:00 Entrepeneurial Drive -47:00 Working to perfect the craft -50:00 Mel Blanc -54:00 What it takes, never giving up -56:00 Nothing comes easy -59:00 Where to find and contact Brent aperchofbirds.com - IG - @aperchofbirdsmedia - Twitter - @apobmedia - Facebook.com/APOBMedia  

Dec 2018

65 min

31 - A Perch of Birds - Bob Myers W/ The International Rattlesnake Museum Rattlesnakes, their mythos, their reality and their beauty. We sit down with the amazing Bob Meyers with the Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque's famous Old town district. Bob's ran a beautiful, educational and very eclectic museum to showcase, entertain and educate the masses of the world. We talk about the ins and outs of rattlesnake's their husbandry, behavior, and even their misleading legends that we attempt to debunk and set straight in the podcast. We are on location at the beautiful Rattlesnake Museum itself sitting amongst 30+ rattlesnakes that Bob expertly cares for alongside many amazing exhibits like a full size Hippo skull, a shrine to the great Crocodile Hunter himself, and even a wall of Rattlesnake or reptile themed beverages and much much more. Show Notes: - 02:00 Where is this place? (Spoiler alert: Old Town Albuquerque) - 05:00 Largest rattlesnakes. 08:00 If bitten? 13:00 Which type is more potent? 16:30 Antivenin. 24:00 Don't mess with the Crotalus. 26:00 Dry Bites. 28:00 What to do in the event of a bite. 33:30 Do Rattlesnakes have live babies? 36:00 Rattlesnake diet? 40:30 Snake Husbandry. 43:00 What types of Rattlers do we have in New Mexico and where? 48:00 Where do rattlesnakes live? 52:00 Between the eyes?! 56:00 Conservation. 1:00 Jeff Corwin. 1:02 Herpetological Society. 1:06 Why does a Rattlesnake have a rattler? 1:15 Who can you contact if you find a rattlesnake? 1:24 Rumba? A Quiver? 1:26 Bobs other conservation efforts out of the museum.  

Oct 2018

100 min

Interviews with People Pursuing Greatness - A Perch of Birds Presents Podcast Episode #29 with Loe Vale Conscious Hip-Hop Artist   Loe Vale is a Florida based Hip-Hop artist bringing conscious rap - a unique blend of reality - hip-hop roots and faith in being you and believing in your faith whatever it is. Loe’s got a special treat dropped in the podcast, Loe shared a fresh track he built for an upcoming project so make sure you look out for that somewhere in the cast!   How to find the man on the inter-webs:   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4JEdYCHccEoRNno4XU0g22   Loe's Facebook page at:   https://www.facebook.com/loe.vale/   And his instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/loeislike/   Loe did an amazing rendition of Ole Ole for the 2018 world cup you can check out that video and all his other works on his Youtube channel make sure you check that out and subscribe   https://www.youtube.com/user/iitsMeLoe   Show Notes - - 5:00 Conscious hip-hop - 10:00 Mumble rap - 13:00 The studio in the castle - 18:00 The Glasshouse - 24:00 The value of an album - 25:00 Whats next for Loe Vale - 30:00 Haters gonna hate - 34:00 Omnigod - 36:00 **EXCLUSIVE NEW Low Vale track 'The Don't Know' you heard first on APOB!** - 41:00 Health, diet and wellness in a hectic world - 44:00 The reality of Social Media  

Oct 2018

49 min

** Our new linktree with links to this and all of our episodes and everything we are a part of: https://linktr.ee/aperchofbirdsmedia ** Ryan joins us on the perch from Los Angeles, he's a multi-award winning director who has worked his way from low budget films to working with some household name actors including the legendary Donald Glover, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke and even Lord of The Rings Alumni. How often do you get to look inside the mind of a working Director that's created touching and dramatic films like Forever Strong to bad-ass action films that highlight the brotherhood, triumph and tragedy of World War 2 like his Saints and Soldiers trilogy. Make sure you catch this inspiring conversation and be ready for more top shelf work from this succesful dude, thank you for coming on again Ryan and cheers to your future! . Ryan's site - ryanlittledirector.com . Instagram where you can see constant updates from the man and his various projects: @ryanlittle_director . Ryans IMDB page listing all his works: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0514662/ . Show Notes: 1:00 - Ryans first gig in the 80's when Hollywood came to Canada 4:00 - Director that had a huge impact on Ryan 9:00 - Commendations from real WW2 veterans 18:00 - No potatoes in Utah? 21:00 - Actors and budgets in regard to success 27:00 - being a hired gun 31:00 - Movie set freak outs 37:00 - Actors feeling safe and ready to act 41:00 - Directing TV shows compared to Movies 44:00 - What tv shows is Ryan watching? 47:00 - Favorite Movies? 52:00 - Does the camera brand matter? 58:00 - Health and nutrition on set ** Sleep is imperative!** 01:03 - Family life on set and as a whole 01:10 - Behold, the future! . If you like what you heard please leave us a review on iTunes! . Our website: aperchofbirds.com . Keep Pursuing Greatness Humans

Sep 2018

74 min

Mike T. is our guest today with the Bearded Villains New Mexico Chapter. These guys take pride in their beards and in their charitable works all over the world with multiple chapters and an all inclusive attitude no matter race, creed, or origin. Yes they do have women in the club as BV Queens and Villanettes, and anyone can join them at their official BV website at BeardedVillains.com. Shout out to DubayBeards.com and Satellite Coffee for helping out both Mike and I in our endeavors and of course all you beautiful folks downloading listening and sharing our stuff!  Show notes: - 2:00 What is Bearded Villains - 3:00 Santa Claus - 5:00 Beard essentials company Mikes involved with - 6:30 ABC's of BV (What if I burn my beard off?) A beard club with charitable tendancies - 9:30 For the ladies Villanettes & Bearded Villains Queens - 14:00 Where to find and support BV on the web - 24:40 How to donate to help out - 26:00 Are beards protected by law? - 33:00 The biting bike - 34:00 How one rises through the ranks - 36:00 Dollar beard club yay or nay? - 42:00 How to contact the BV New Mexico chapter APOB FB --> FB.com/apobmedia APOB IG --> IG.com/aperchofbirdsmedia Buy our merch --> spreadshirt.com/APOBMedia Support our cause --> patreon.com/apobmedia aperchofbirds.com People Pursuing Greatness  

Sep 2018

63 min

A Perch Of Birds Podcast Episode #27 A New Mexico Media Creator with Pueblo roots. Listen as we talk about the current state of affairs in media in New Mexico and media in its many beautiful pueblo nations. Jonathans a veteran film maker, leader, father and teacher.  Show Notes: - Edited on the first final cut & media 100 - Created No Reservations Media production company - Some goings on behind the scenes in newsrooms - Acoma Pueblo Native one of the oldest inhabited communities in the world - We talk about the dichotomy of his career and his heritage - 24:00 Some light shed on the origins of the Zia symbol New Mexico uses for its state flag. - 27:00 Outsiders not respecting cultural boundaries - 34:00 First Nation differences and opportunities -36:30 A nod to Mr. Anthony Bourdain - 39:00 Synyster Vale Video a true piece of art - 50:00 Working as a full time film-maker - 52:00 Shooting stills for the first lady and event photography - 56:00 Using a masters to to take his stories to the big screen - 1:06:00 Pueblo communities warming up to media and Jonathans film festivals - 1:14:00 Looking to the future a Zia symbol film project Jonathan is building Jonathans Site: norespro.com - indianpuebloculturalcenter.org - aperchofbirds.com          

Aug 2018

80 min

Ryan Halpin known as Earthshippie on Instagram and on his website earthshippie.com . Ryan is an inspiring Earth Ship Builder which is basically a recycled material constructed home that exists off grid and sustainably. - We talk taking small steps everyday to help the world and our communities - What is an Earth Ship? Its Origins? - Free air conditioning from planet earth? - Public misconceptions about sugar and fat - Ways that you can change your impact on the world - Cities that are taking the war on trash in their own hands If you would humble us with a review on iTunes we would be forever great-ful! Support what were doing--> A Perch of Birds Podcast Patreon!

Jul 2018

86 min

The Anchor is a five piece Metal-Core band from Denver Colorado. Linzey Rae on vocals, Ryan and Corey on guitar, Keenan on bass and Corey on Drums. These dudes met on Craigslist and have been destroying the metal scene ever since. They released their first album in 2013 and are just released their second album Make it Last after signing with their new label Manic Cat records. I have been dying to meet these guys and was not disappointed, we are on location at Legends bar and Grill in Colorado Springs Colorado after driving 6 hours from New Mexico. What an epic cast! come out and see these guys on their summer"kids in America" tour on their site: theanchor-band.com - facebook.com/theanchorband - aperchofbirds.com - facebook.com/apobmedia You would humble us if you would review us on iTunes and if you wanna join our cause you can help us out at patreon.com/apobmedia

Jul 2018

53 min

New Mexico brewery which is the "Original New Mexico brewery" is on APOB podcast on location at The Brake Room the newest taproom in downtown Santa Fe.  We sit down with Brian Lock President of Santa Fe Brew Company and his right hand man Mr. Bert Boyce. These guys take us through the ins and outs of what it takes to bring amazing New Mexico beers like Happy Camper and Chicken Killer. - We cover the connoisseur way of tasting tasty brew - The chemicals that give you a hangover - What makes for smart brew business - The origins of this iconic New Mexican Brand. - santafebrewing.com/ - facebook.com/SantaFeBrewing   Don't forget to review us on iTunes!

Jun 2018

65 min

Were on location in Albuquerque New Mexico at the Banque Lofts at the Cannamixer put together by our gracious hosts The Chronicle Cannabis magazine and BudBoard.co a digital cannabis menu system with a focus on creating better and more transparent medicine for patients. Terpene's, THC, CBD and the state of legal cannabis are just some of the things we cover find The Chronicle and BudBoard online at: - thechroniclenm.com - budboard.co And of course at your local ABQ vendors!  facebook.com/apobmedia - @apobmedia - #apobmedia - aperchofbirds.com  

Jun 2018

43 min

Have you ever ran over 26 Miles in less than 3 hours? Have you ever ran, biked and swam over 50 miles at once? Our latest guest to humble us with his knowledge and wisdom is Jeremey King 2 time Ironman All World Athlete - 2019 Boston Marathon qualifier - and certified USATF Level Track Certified coach, This bad dude dives into his epic 24/7 training and diet regimine, how to go from couch to 5k without hurting yourself and the nutrition it takes to achieve your fitness goals. We riff on gear and how to get properly fitted for running shoes which is crazy important when starting to train for any running distance. Lookup and follow Jeremey on Strava the fitness app and we will anounce his new website once its launched soon. Voiceover Credits: Mathew Crowder, Sloan Shaffer, Max Weihe. Commercial music by Chris Graves. Commercial script by Max Weihe. SUBSCRIBE and SHARE - Thank you guys for listening!

May 2018

86 min

Neil Valdez New Mexico Native of Vue Q Productions and host Morgan Christian are on location at Satellite Coffee talking Neil's talents and hard work in the film industry. From shooting with cell phones all the way to shooting A list actors and working for billion dollar companies. Join us as we explore what pursuing greatness in the professional film making industry is all about! Catch everything Neil is doing at his company's page on Facebook → facebook.com/VueQabq/ and Neils wicked cool Instagram Page → instagram.com/neilvshootsraw LIKE - SHARE - SUBSCRIBE! Thank you for the insight Neil it was a pleasure!

May 2018

75 min

An interview with Freddy Contreras a multiple New Mexico state record holder in power-lifting, father and cannabis industry employee. We talk what it takes to lift 500+ pounds in nutrition, training, and life. Keeping up with thousands of calories a day to reach peak physical form and execution on competition day. Freddy’s a cannabis industry employee, medical cannabis card holder in the state of New Mexico and advocate of Medicinal cannabis use in athletics. Listen to Freddy dish like a proper demi-god on what he does best and me try to grasp what it takes to survive a 700+ pound squat! Subscribe to A Perch of Birds Podcast and follow Freddy on his social media links below! IG: https://www.instagram.com/thejugganaut_bitch/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/FCStronger95 aperchofbirds.com - facebook.com/apobmedia - twitter.com/apobmedia - Instagram.com/aperchofbirdsmedia SUBSCRIBE and SHARE - iTunes reviews get stickers! - Send screenshots to: contact@aperchofbirds.com with your address! Cheers!

Apr 2018

67 min

Podcasts, parenting and music Fox and the Captain or Emilio and Morgan. Take a look inside what it takes to host a podcast and still pull a 9-5 like a proper zombie. We talk Joe Rogan Podcast, Joey Diaz podcast, Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk and many more. This journey has been a fun one and we have plenty more in store we plan on bringing more content for your lovely ears and constantly bringing you guests that are pursuing greatness! Join our Murder! Facebook.com/apobmedia - IG: APerchofBirdsMedia - Web: aperchofbirds.com Twitter : @APOBMedia - YouTube: https://bit.ly/2Ho7wjL - Pursue Greatness

Apr 2018

57 min

Musician, Artist, Creative, entrepreneur, wine connoisseur and health and wellness advocate Sergio Gutierrez is our latest guest pursuing greatness and talking about hustling in the music and art industry If you need inspiration were talking to a most literally self made man whos come from humble beginnings to an influencer who’s potentially one of the the most diverse working artists both musically and artistically in California and in the world. Sergio blessed us with his soulful jam Bed You Made which is his fresh original music you can here in the cast. Sergios a good dude and it shines through everything he does if you wanna come out and see his live arts and music shows or his concert gigs go to Sergiosfineart.com and Sergiogutierrezmusic.com. Sergio Thank you again! Follow Sergio on social media: facebook.com/sergiosfineart instagram.com/sergiosartandmusic

Apr 2018

66 min

What's it like to travel the world and help people selflessly, daily and still be humble? We have someone on this episode that can tell you a thing or two about gratitude and hope. Nelson Santos is our guest he's coming to us from Puerto Rico where the weather was nice and the conversation turned to real world issues and what Nelson’s website SmilingTimes.com is all about. The mission of Nelson and Smiling Times is simple, make people smile around the world. We talk about the many places he has helped feed people, build houses, restore utilities and literally anything to make those less fortunate ultimately smile. If your interested in helping out feel free to check out his facebook group Volunteer Overseas for FREE on Nelsons Smiling Times FaceBook page. You can find everything the Traveling Yogi is doing below! → smilingtimes.com → instagram.com/travelingvolunteeryogi → facebook.com/SmilingTimes

Mar 2018

55 min

Finally we sit down with Dwight Zier with Los Vagabonders! Dwight runs a social media page that documents his travels all around our beautiful planet. With gear in his bags and local currency in his pocket Dwight travels the world with a minimalist plan and a desire to see the world and bring its footage to our our doorsteps. In this episode we are taken to countries all around the world as Dwight brings his method of traveling to the table as well as a few tips and tricks to navigating the unknown world. Join us as we sit down with Dwight and pick his brain on how to visit the places of your dreams without cracking that piggy bank. If you are interested in the expeditions of Los Vagabonders you can find them here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeiUt_aCQcsecxtYZITCO4A Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LosVagabonders/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/los_vagabonder/

Mar 2018

89 min

Did you ever think that you could meet in a digital world with someone from across the country? Wonder no more A Perch of Birds has brought you a one of a kind virtual reality podcast with Elbert Perez from Doghead Simulations. Using Rumii a virtual reality meeting software, we were able to conduct a podcast using HTC Vives in a digital environment with avatars several states away. We are on location at Hinkle Family Fun Center a staple amongst natives from Albuquerque,NM. Diving into the digital world we test the limits of Elbert’s VR platform as we explore all of the possibilities of a unique VR podcast. Join us in a very unique experience  and of course don't miss the full length podcast shot in Rumii on YouTube. You can find out more about Elbert and Rumii: https://www.rumii.net/landing Doghead Simulations: http://www.dogheadsimulations.com/ Hinkle Family Fun Center: https://www.hinklefamilyfuncenter.com/ Our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMsAAVgczbjWwPPktzb4CtA

Mar 2018

72 min

It is with great pleasure we bring you Jared Cash with Live New Mexico. Live New Mexico is a blog page that documents Mr. Cash’s journeys through the New Mexico wilderness. Live New Mexico brings you great photos of landscapes and animals as well as some great original articles and great history on the Land of Enchantment. Our second episode brings us robust stories of the great outdoors and close animal encounters that most people only read about. We discuss some artifacts and spoils from the journeys across the land. Come along with us as we delve into the expeditions of Mr. Cash and if you want to hear more don’t miss out on our first episode! You can find Live New Mexico here: Web:http://www.livenewmexico.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livenewmexico/

Feb 2018

96 min

APOB media welcomes The GameBook! The GameBook is a side project of Vinyl Sounds. Vinyl Sounds is made up of : Silvana Mass, Justin Marshall, Greg Parrow, Sarah Bryant and Evan Frank. The side project GamBook is a musical arrangement that takes jazz and acoustic influences and transforms video game music into a beautiful musical tune that will enchant its audiences. This special episode comes to you from Orlando, Florida with a great conversation on music, music theory, and song structure. APOB Media was able to wrangle this group and pick their brain on how they all got started in music as well how they are developing their unique sound that was inspired by being gamers at heart. Take a listen and see how these song birds contribute to the perch. If you are interested in the GamBook or their projects you can find them here: http://www.vinylsoundsband.com/ Vinyl Sounds on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vinylsoundsband/ Sarah & Evan on Instagram and Facebook: https://www.instagram.com/ sarahandevanmusic/ https://www.facebook.com/sarahandevan/ Justin & Silvana on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silvanajustinmusic/

Feb 2018

61 min

APOB Media is happy to have Music Made Entertainment on the newest episode. Today we sat down with rap artist The Real KB (Kristyn Barela) and rap artist/engineer Gilly Soul (Gilbert Tafoya). Both are local New Mexicans thriving on the local rap/hip scene in Albuquerque. With original tunes, videos, and even a clothing line they are in the pursuit of greatness and have no intentions of stopping. Recorded in Albuquerque we chat with the duo about the origins of their music and how they got started. Throughout the conversation we touch on their style, song, structure, and writing process. Tune in for an inside look into the lives of two up and coming rap artists and their journey to the top. Stay tuned after the episode for the song “Demons” by Gilly Soul and The Real KB produced by The Union Beats. You can find Music Made Entertainment and both artists here: www.Facebook.com/choosenones71 www.Facebook.com/Kristyn.barela www.facebook.com/gillysoul91

Jan 2018

65 min

This is our funkiest freshest episode yet! Our newest episode showcases Moonhat. A “Booty Jazz” band from New Mexico. Cookie (keys, guitar, vocals), Zoom (drums), and Nicole (Bass) represent Moonhat as we record on location at KD Neeley Art Gallery in downtown Albuquerque. In this episode we chat with members of the band about lots of things including the origin of the band and how their songs come alive. Amongst the discussion is the need for “alien funk Friday night pajama party” as well as the future for the band. Please join us for a funky episode with our friends from Moonhat. You can find Moonhat and other links here: Moonhat Facebook:@MoonhatABQ Moonhat Web: www.reverbnation.com/moonhat KD Neely Facebook: @NeeleyARTs KD Neely Web: www.NeeleyARTS.com

Jan 2018

60 min

APOB Media is proud to present Corey Walker. Corey is Speech Language Pathologist working at a very unique facility aptly named Chatterbox. Corey is also the administrator for a well known Facebook page called NM Life. Recently Corey revealed through NM Life the passion he has for helping people, the love he has for speech, and its effects on everyday life. Not to mention the life long impacts it truly holds. In this episode we find ourselves amongst the books inside of Corey’s office where he is a Speech Language Pathologist for Chatterbox. We can’t help but to try and portray the ambiance that this place portrayed. A fireplace, the smell of coffee, walking over hardwood floors surrounded by books. It was with great gratification that we were able to chat with Corey about his groundbreaking apps that aid children as well as parents in Speech Language Pathology. Corey gives us his story on his humble beginnings and how NM Life came to life. You can find NM Life and Corey’s websites here: NM Life Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NMLIfe.io/ Chatterbox Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChatterboxTherapies/ Corey’s App Website: https://www.speechtutor.org/

Jan 2018

67 min

We have a special treat for you listeners in this episode as APOB Media is live and on location at Tractor Brewery Four Hills in the beautiful Albuquerque, NM. Felix Y Los Gatos is a local New Mexico band that would not fit into any genre. If you wanted to try and fathom the sound it is as if the funkiest blues player ate some Hatch Green Chile and started jamming. Felix and his Gatos are true blue one of a kind act and we had the great opportunity to sit down, enjoy some local brew, and hear Felix Y Los Gatos pursuit of greatness. Live and on location we sit down with the vocalist/guitar player Gato Malo (Felix) and the accordion/keyboard player David Gomez. Posted up in the corner of the brewery Dos Gatos educate us on the finer points of New Mexican Blues and what it means to jam and have great time doing it. Enjoy the conversation as we delve into the minds of true New Mexican working musicians. You can find Felix Y los Gatos and their affiliates here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FelixYLosGatos/ Gato Malo Productions: https://www.facebook.com/GatoMaloBooking/ David Gomez: https://www.facebook.com/daveb1972

Jan 2018

32 min

Ladies and gentleman APOB Media is proud to present Jason Hill. Jason has graced the big screen in several movie roles as well as notable TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Longmire, and The Preacher. You can view his filmography here: https://goo.gl/Mp4ys6 . Mr. Hill is also a search and rescue volunteer and an avid outdoorsmen. Our conversation in this episode takes us through several rabbit holes as we discover Jason’s passion for not only acting in movies and shows, but also taking the driver seat as the creative mind behind the set. We sit and listen to Jason’s story of humble heroism being a volunteer search and rescue worker in some of the most treacherous mountains in New Mexico. Listen in as we get a sample of Jason’s upcoming projects and what we can expect in the future. If you are interested in finding Jason or any of the sites we discussed today you can find them here: Jason Hill FB: https://www.facebook.com/JasonEHill.actor Mankind Productions: https://www.facebook.com/mankindproductions/ Back to Earth: https://www.facebook.com/backtoearthproductions/

Dec 2017

67 min

In this episode we have Tyler Jett and Chris Graves (Charismatic). Tyler is a music producer and a Music Production student at Full Sail University. Chris is a rap artist, producer, and also a student at Full Sail University. Trying their hand in the music scene these 2 gentleman are developing their own unique style while simultaneously getting an education to further cement their music career. Our first Skype interview comes to us from Orlando, Florida while our podcast host is in our hometown in New Mexico. In this episode we cover the current state of the rap music industry its trends and genres. Tyler and Chris cover their personal life as students, the day to day struggles of aspiring influencers and how a state of the art school is helping kick start their musical career. Join us as we listen in to people on the path to pursuing greatness. Stay tuned after the episode and hear “Frontline” by Tyler & Charismatic produced by Emanate Sounds. If you want to learn more about these influencers you can find them here: www.MikerPhown.com www.Facebook.com/listen2charisma www.Soundcloud.com/listen2charisma www.emanatesounds.com APerchofBirds.com patreon.com/apobmedia

Dec 2017

53 min

Coming to you live for a one of a kind episode with local reggae band The Riddims! The Riddims consist of Myles Chavez-Vocals/Lead Guitar, Donovan Ortiz-Rhythm guitar, Petey Gabaldon-Keys/Percussion, Tony Gallegos-Bass and Kevin Sanchez on drums. Formed in 2013 The Riddims have gained popularity in the local music scene as well as the Southwest region playing shows and touring showcasing what is now called High Desert Reggae. In this episode we sit down with the band and are treated with tales from the road, the struggles of a local band and how their one of a kind sound was influenced by music of their generation. This episode was very unique as we were able to sit in on a practice session and experience High Desert Reggae in its rawest form a true blue garage jam. Stay tuned to APOB Media’s social media and other outlets as we release exclusive footage live and in your face with The Riddims. You can find the Riddims here: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/theriddims/ Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/TheRiddimsMusic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theriddimsmusic/ APerchofBirds.com patreon.com/apobmedia

Dec 2017

43 min

APOB is happy to bring you Joshua Goodearth! Joshua is a hip artist/rapper that brings you a musical flavor that represents Josh’s struggles, philosophy, and a straight up message that will resonate with people of all walks of life. Joshua’s talents don’t stop there as he is also a local artist that creates one of a kind wire wrap jewelry. Unique pieces of art that capture the eye and emanate his passion for what we creates. This episode Josh takes us through his musical transformation as well as details how he got into creating his one of a kind jewelry. This conversation takes us through a plethora of topics from music, religion, to MMA. As a special treat stay tuned after the podcast as APOB Media is happy to present you Josh’s latest song “I Don’t Know” Feat.Croz Prod. by Altitude. You can find Joshua GoodEarth here: FaceBook Joshua GoodEarth :https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaGoodEarth FaceBook GoodEarth Jewelry Design: https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaGoodEarth Find his music on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/joshua_goodearth

Dec 2017

71 min

In this episode we sit down with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Tammy Griego; World Champion and Professional MMA fighter, and BJJ purple belt Ran Weathers. Tammy is a multiple time world champion BJJ competitor and the owner of the New Mexico Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy. Accompanying her is Ran Weathers a professional MMA fighter with over 50 professional MMA fights and a purple belt in jiu jitsu. Today we talk about jiu jitsu and some of the details that make it one of the most sought after martial art of our generation. Tammy tells her inspirational story that took her from a blue collar construction worker to a world champion. Tune in and find out how jiu jitsu can change your life and try not to get “choked” up.      Get in contact with Tammy, Ran or the schools pages at: NM BJJFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoBJJ/ Tammy Griego: Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/look4tammy Ran Weathers: Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nhbran Check out the New School at: https://www.facebook.com/loslunasbjj/

Nov 2017

81 min

This episode comes to you from the 2017 Albuquerque New Mexico Brewfest with special guests The Silver String Band! The Silver String Band features Emily Anslover, Paul Hunton, Jacob Chavez, Kyle Malone, and Lars Olsen. Silver String Band in a bluegrass/americana band from the Land of Enchantment has made their name bringing folk music to to the fine people of New Mexico. In this episode we answer life’s important questions like how much does a fiddle weigh? Why Lars doesn’t play the drums? We also dub the term “BrewGrass”. What does that mean? You will have to tune in to find out. Great times on location with our friends of the Silver String Band. You can connect with Silver String Band at: Facebook: @ABQStringBand Web:http://www.downtofolk.com/ Email:  info@downtofolk.com APerchofBirds.com patreon.com/apobmedia

Nov 2017

31 min

In this episode we hear stories from the outdoors of New Mexico with the blogger, photographer, and outdoorsman Jared Cash. Mr. Cash runs Live New Mexico, a blog page where his exploration of New Mexico is documented with consistent blogs and one of a kind photography. Follow us as we hear about animal encounters, New Mexico legends, and the best hiking spots in New Mexico. Enjoy the laughs and the stories as Mr. Cash shows us how to Live New Mexico. Get Connected with Jared at: www.livenewmexico.com Facebook @livenewmexico Instagram: livenewmexico505 APerchofBirds.com patreon.com/apobmedia

Nov 2017

52 min

Our first episode at A Perch of Birds Media features the one and only Sergio Gutierrez. Sergio hails from the small village of Los Lunas and his worked his way up the entertainment ladder to become an entertainer, artist, and fitness buff pun intended. In this episode we discuss the journey of unrivaled passion that transformed his dreams into reality as well as a lifelong expedition that not only transformed him physically but mentally as well. Delve with us and hear how a small town boy mutated into an artist, professional musician, and entrepreneur. Sit back and enjoy the good vibes with our friend Sergio Gutierrez. You can find Sergio here: Facebook: Sergio Gutierrez/sergiosfineart Instagram:havethegutz Snapchat:gitarjunkee Website: http://sergiosfineart.com APerchofBirds.com patreon.com/apobmedia - Emilio

Nov 2017

60 min

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