Photographers Wanted

February 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Posted in employment, Matthew Hurst, Webster University | 2 Comments
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We haven’t checked in on our friends at InsideSTL.com since…ever.  That site, which is almost certainly Saint Louis’ most visited independent media organization, probably doesn’t need much more link love.

What they do need, apparently, is a new photographer.  Besides their entertaining writing staff, it’s pretty clear that photography has played a big role in introducing the site to the community at large, one drunken portrait of a night on the landing at a time.  That marketing tactic, brilliant as it may be, does not come without a cost to InsideSTL.com .

We found this flyer around Webster University, promising work for any student (although it didn’t specify age, I’d imagine 21+) willing to work 2-3 nights a week taking pictures on assignment with a compensation of $60 per night.  The picture quality of this flyer, which assuredly will/should not be used as part of an application for this work, is largely the result of using a cameraphone.  You should send additional queries and your resume to make Contact at insideSTL .com .

UPDATE:  While we were competing over photographs, we’d like to take the opportunity to recognize the winner of our own photo caption contest last week – Adrian, who is the author of An Obsolete Vernacular.  You can check the post for all the entries, knowing full well that we’ll usually pick the nerdiest answer.

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Help Wanted

September 11, 2007 at 12:18 pm | Posted in employment, Etcetra | Comments Off on Help Wanted

The Hide Away Restaurant and Lounge in South City (63118) is looking for a bartender, although I wish they were looking for another piano player (me). I haven’t set foot inside yet, but from the sound of this Sauce Magazine review that bartender must be equally adept at making martinis and serving Busch; you might think of it like a hipster hideout, but beware should it become a substitute for the social security office. Either way you’ll be raising a (recycled) glass while humming along “and the sign said…”

Bulletin Board (system)

August 22, 2007 at 4:09 pm | Posted in blogs, Editorial, employment, Matthew Hurst, Media, meta, Rants, staff, summer | 2 Comments

bulletin board with flyers on itWith a bulletin board that looks like this, no wonder this blog might fall behind in sharing the best shows, events, and nouns around town (see previous post for details).  It’s hard enough to filter through the flyers to find something worthwhile, much less stumble across the right dead-tree media.  It’s easy to understand why kids in the county don’t know what’s going on in the city, and vice versa.  To say nothing about the uselessness that MySpace has become in spite of it’s ubiquity (browsing through the same profiles with the same regularity of routine around your neighborhood).

Fortunately this medium gives us the opportunity to do something about it ourselves.  Thanks to technology we can cast the widest net, while delivering the specific content people are searching for.  For instance, if I wanted to announce an event, let’s say a Blog Party, I could publish an articlelist an event others can add to their calendar, and let people invite their friends within my control.  In that same process, I have created driving directions, made a collective photo album, and helped set up the next activity.  And we can’t say enough about The Circuit, which gives us the local community connection that other Social Networks have lost.  Which helps make sure people don’t just hear about your event, but actually helping you make sure they show up for it.  Oh, and then published pieces like this are made after we find out about your concert/show/venue/store/blog/etc…

Highway 61 (revised) is not just a blog, so much as it is a community that brings attention to worthwhile people and places.  We use social bookmarks to share the news we find, pool photos that inspire us, tune each other in to good tunes, keep each other up to date on events, and put Saint Louis back on the map.  Occasionally, we publicly post articles to make sure that word is spread, but with your help it could be much more…

If you are interested in becoming a contributor/author to Highway 61 (revised), we’re interested in helping your voice be heard.  So far we’ve used our multiple contributor format share different perspectives and earn readers with regular updates.  Since you’re appearantly among that audience, you probably have a good idea what we’re about.  So if you’re still interested in becoming a contributor to our blog, please contact us either via The Circuit or myself directly @ skewgee at yahoo dot com.  And check back here soon for an announcement you’d probably expect as the first thing we’d be working on…

Links with Your Martini Monday – 8/6

August 6, 2007 at 8:33 pm | Posted in blogs, Coffee links, employment, Matthew Hurst | 1 Comment
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Better late than never, althoguh a little shorter, here’s our weekly short digest of the local interwebnet shakedown in convenient hyperlinked format.

  • We were shocked when our friend joined stlpunk.com, but more so that it still existed.  Not to be out-posted, these genre based sites might also peek your keen curiosity: StLouisRaver.com and STLBlues.net.  We’re pretty sure there ought to be a Ska site as well, at least in preparation for the Reel Big Fish/Less Than Jake show coming up.
  • Speaking of social music and upcoming events, there is a little meetup planned this Friday for members of the Circuit/friends of the newly redesigned, and suspiciously similar LoFISTL.com :P  We mention this because we’re still disappointed we couldn’t make the Pandora meetup.
  • Although we heard about this audition in person, STLauditions.com seems to have the lowdown on theater and film work.  And despite it’s bad rep for bulk updates (see also: this site), it’s probably the best resource in town short of a positive Dennis Brown review…
  • I missed my update because I was out of town, but I also missed Lollapalooza while I was in the same town.  Fortunately, PlaybackSTL.com wants to redeem itself with Play:stl , a music festival of its own.  And if they can pull off three days, they might actually gain their credibility back :P .

Chances are we read your article last week, but if it didn’t get mentioned here why not leave a comment?  That should help us save a seat for you at the table next Sunday – btw do you take your coffee with links?

Graduation Season

May 27, 2007 at 8:38 pm | Posted in employment, Matthew Hurst, summer | 2 Comments

An ice cream sundae from cicero's in webster groves, missouriLike it or not it’s that time of year again, signifying the usual change in atmospheric conditions at this confluence of rivers:

  •  The daily parade of hot rods, rat rods, and show cars down highway 61 (ie S Lindbergh) in south county
  • An uptick in sales for Ted Drews, Silky Freeze, (insert favorite frozen custard house here)
  • A corresponding increase in sobriety checkpoints on holiday weekends also meant to capture underage drinkers alongside the usual suspects
  • Terminal outages at the bridal registry machines due to overages of applications to process (see also: “baby making madness”)
  • The marked drought of availble non-skilled service-sector labor pools, occupied by the young faces of young’uns and int’erns.  (add to that newly graduating professionals seeking to join the work force for the first time)

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