My name is Ed Justen. I play the saxophone.

Ed | October 24, 2010 in Miscellaneous | Comments (3)

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Ed Justen plays sax and fluteIn the time Ive been doing social media and online branding, Ive kept under wraps the one thing that was a major part of my life for many years; I am a musician, I play the saxophone and flute. Need proof? Check out this link.

Although there are many reasons for hiding this fact, I wont go into them here. All that matters now is this:

Ill be happy to work with you on your project/podcast/film/art project/blog post/branding concept/whatever-you-need-help-with if you desire music and a saxophone.

Need some original theme music for your podcast? Im pretty good with Garage Band, so lets talk. Could your film or art project use a zombi sax player in the background? Im your guy (although youll have to supply the make-up and costumes). Youre a poet and youve always wanted some sort of single instrument accompanying you at public readings and poetry slams? Sure, Ill try it. Got some other crazy idea for a multi-media project? Im all ears.

I write this because Im inspired by John Hermans (@johnherman) ( session on Creative Communities during Podcamp New Hampshire (#pcnh). John has developed several video projects and theater collaborations, tapping his social media networks for inspiration, talent, and production help. Rather than searching for professionals to work on his projects, he simply seeks the help of people who are interested in the experience of artistic creation. The end result, he points out, always exceeds the sum of the parts.

The common thread among all of his projects; the relationships built during these projects have payed off in many ways down the road.

I have other talents also. Im an amateur photographer and video producer, and won two national awards in 2003 as a newsletter editor. In 2004 I produced a podcast for six months covering classical music history, garnering hundreds of downloads worldwide as well as mention in the Times of London online. By day, Im software trainer and workshop presenter. Ill be happy to bring these skills to your table, just let me know.

Podcamp is a place to meet energizing people, learn new things, and possibly rethink your way through things you might have long ago dismissed as not worth your time and energy. By making my music talents available, I hope to pay forward some of that good karma, work on some great projects, and meet even more energizing and creative individuals.

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3 Responses to My name is Ed Justen. I play the saxophone.

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  1. Comment by Brian Nagel October 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm  

    Good stuff, Ed keep that music alive. Well be in touch next time Im needing a some slick saxophone playing.

  2. Comment by Tweets that mention My name is Ed Justen. I play the saxophone. | Ed Justen -- October 24, 2010 at 8:42 am  

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jeff Cutler and John Herman, Ed Justen. Ed Justen said: @johnherman and #pcnh Thank you for inspiring me to pull out the saxophone again. Read about it here, [...]

  3. Comment by Ed October 24, 2010 at 8:03 am  

    This post is dedicated to my friend Jay Coluntoni. Keep chasing the dream buddy!

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