I don’t think I’d ever had so much fun on the job, we laughed daily and the overall vibe was sincere.
Speakeasy was full of heart at all times. I have a million examples of this kind of corporate integrity and employee investment.
One warm spring day, we lost our Internet connectivity in the 3rd Ave building, and I just happened to have my BMX in the back of my truck.
Well before social media and viral events were part of an organization’s standard operating procedures, Speakeasy partnered with local radio station KEXP to offer a Ween show at Neumos. A great memory was the Ween show that Ed and I worked on with viral promotion. I have to give that a bit of credit, considering […]
Jay Hollett was newly hired, and I was his mentor, so he sat next to me and asked a lot of questions. We were going out on a smoke break and he had a question about what to do on one of those judgement calls.
After their infamous battle with Napster, Metallica decided to take the reigns of how their music was distributed digitally by partnering with Speakeasy to release it on the internet.
It was so offensive, I asked Jesse Harris (who was my AS at the time) if he would take the call and act stupid to fight the fight against misogyny.
At a meeting one morning after about six months or so of starting my job, Mike Apgar turned to me and asked what I thought. In my experiences, this wasn’t how CEOs typically behave.
I have always thought that myself, you can teach anyone anything if they are willing to learn, but you can’t train attitude.
It’s rare that you work with a group of folks that you want to spend the rest of your evening hanging out with after a full day in the office.