My name is Mike Oellrich and I am a former Drummer, Rapper, Producer and Global Marketing Specialist at Sony Records. I have ALWAYS enjoyed making music, but my skills were limited in what I could create (aka I was mediocre at all those endeavors). My true skill and What I knew I always had at a very young age was a special ear for talent, for new trends in genres, and being able to dig and find up and coming musicians. I was an A&R at heart, but as the music industry started to shift and YouTube became the new A&R, I had to find another way to show off my talent. Thus, creating Drippy K song of the Day. The goal was simple, a song a day, every day to help new artists really shine. Eliminating the clutter of other blogs who make 15-20 posts a day or a new music Friday style playlist where an emerging artist has to share their single with 120 other songs at a time. People give back to their communities in all types of ways, I felt that helping out emerging artists was my way to give back. I enjoy the excited DM or Tweet I get when I tell an artists they are getting a full day feature. I love music, I love sharing music and I like watching an artist blow up and being like, yeahhhh – saw that one coming! Continue Reading Meet Mike O of Drippy K Song of the Day
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I started with dreams of becoming an actor, but that’s one of those professions that everyone tells you is a dream that’s impossible to achieve. I gave up on the dream for something more “practical,” studying psychology and eventually going to law school. I knew the actual day-to-day of being a lawyer wasn’t for me, but I understood that people would likely take me more seriously if I was a “lawyer.” After law school, I jumped into real estate investor and flipping houses in Austin, Texas, which I truly love. Renovating homes is the perfect combination art and business. It’s not just about the numbers, it’s about the emotions the buyer feels when they enter their future home.
I focused on tiny homes and vintage trailers, renovating them with sustainable, upcycled materials. Then I started seeing the vanlife trend and realized that a cargo van could be thoughtfully designed to be a beautiful, fully off-grid home. I renovated a Nissan NV2500 camper van and it was my home for 2 years. I was a full-time wanderer, exploring the nooks and crannies of this vast country. I worked as an interior design consultant as a traveled and have invested in rental properties in Austin, Texas and Tucson, Arizona. Continue Reading Meet Lisa Jacobs of Vacay Vans
I received a camera when I was 10 years old. I fell in love with making photographs. It was always just a hobby so I proceeded to earn an MA is psychology, an MS in hydrogeology – then while in the doldrums of academia as a PhD student in hydrogeology I had a realization. Academia is a wasteland. So I dropped out and began working at a new restaurant that was starting up in Austin – Odd Duck. I loved their concept of farm to table and the food was amazing – so I stuck around. Then I decided to become a photographer after the encouragement from a friend. Continue Reading Meet Richard Casteel of Dandelion Gatherings