We’re just over halfway through the week and it’s been a fun, inspiring and heartbreaking one for us here at ON THE REAL. In addition to publishing our RADIO ON THE REAL interview with the endlessly entertaining Jeff Lewonczyk, we’ve interviewed journalist and author Alison Stewart of early MTV/ Choose It or Lose It fame and labor union leader, actor and cancer fighter, Holter Graham. Both new chats will be posted in the next two weeks. But in the meantime, we felt it necessary to give a special and sincerely huge shout out to our ROTR Ninja portrait maker, Craig LaCourt.Here was the scene this afternoon at Casa McHale as Craig and his wife, Shami, set up the shoot for one of our latest subjects. This behind the scenes shot shows the care, dedication and respect that goes into each and every one of Craig’s mind-blowing photographs. His portraits provide unparalleled depth and a unique insight into the victims of our interviews…the insanely interesting characters that inhabit and enhance this metropolis which we call home. So here’s to you, Craig. You’ve managed to put your own badass stamp on a moment in time with some really amazing people who make New York City tick. These people influence, contribute, love and persevere. Just like you. So thank you for being here Señor LaCourt. We look forward to many, many more stories to come.
Every New Yorker has a story about their first couple of New York City apartments. Well, we built this super bad-ass studio in Eve’s room for the recording of the first podcast of Radio On The Real to tell you about ours. We found inspiration from a Colson Whitehead quote about how the memories of your New York City apartments past should be treated and love the respect he throws at them all.
We’re hoping the podcasts will be a great new forum to continue the discussion we start here on the website, but with 40% more profanity! And we plan on having a different guest every episode, so if you’re into what we’re doing, we’d love your suggestions on some local characters who want to gab. The more colorful, the better! And tell us about your first couple of New York City apartments. We’d love to hear!