Meet Jamien. We were introduced a few weeks ago by our mutual friend Kyle as I rode my mountain bike up to the corner of Dean and Smith Street in Cobble Hill. Minutes later, Jamien was sitting at our kitchen table, the first official guest on the Hi Neighbors!. Everything I know about Jamien is contained in this podcast. A few of the details I remember: he met my podcast cohort in Indiana Kyle during high school days; these days he's thinking of moving to New York, while he lives in Louisville and waits tables across the river in Indiana—or was it waits tables in Louisville and lives across the river in Indiana? Guess you'll have to listen to the podcast for confirmation. I do know that he's also done some modeling and our listener numbers spiked significantly during his appearance on Hi Neighbors! Coincidence? You decide. We went from a high of 80+ plays to well over 600 for Jamien's episode. He's either a bonafide podcast draw or he's good at inspiring software glitches that fuck with your download numbers. I first became aware of Jamien when Kyle told me he was one of our first and few regular listeners, all the way out in Indiana. My response? "Jamien?...Jamien?!" That's right, you've never met a Jamien either. But this one seemed to be the perfect guy to run the Hi Neighbors! social media machine. You've got Jamien to thank for this Hi Neighbors! Facebook page. Which means he'd be mighty happy if you hit that "Like" button. He'd be even happier if you had a modeling gig to throw his way. Rates negotiable.
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NOTE: If you think I might have a photo of you—most likely at least one great photo of you—don't be afraid to ask me to post it (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a brief entry about how I know you. And if I've met or known you but don't have any photo evidence, feel free to send along YOUR favorite photo of you. (I'm fascinated by what that slideshow might look like.)