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Part 1 of my conversation with guest Brian Lewandowski as we discuss his latest bold career move. I've also got music from School of Seven Bells, Sadie Dupuis and Dead Stars.

Show notes:

- Recorded at BGL HQ

- Momentous life decision

- BL was working as a web guy at a Boston hospital

- Commuted four hours each day

- Didn't get promotion and decided to quit

- BL: I just hated what I did

- Haven't felt urgency to find something new

- JK: Got a job right out of college and never stopped

- Taking chances

- BL: Played it safe early on and missed out on working on MTV's The Real World

- Getting encouragement from friends not many kindred spirits

- Layoffs are a different thing entirely

- Going back to a job you left

- The very brief heyday of CMGI

- The ever-changing world of venue names

- BL: Need to figure out next move by February

- Commute is a huge factor

- Cramming into crowded trains gets old fast

- BL's been doing standup part-time the last few years

- Hosting a standup show that's growing slowly

- Not easy to get paid to do what you love

- People selling stuff at home parties: Hats, jewelry, food

- Get-rich schemes are the American Way

- Scratch tickets as a strategy

- BL: Take a lower-paying gig to support the real goal?

- Trying to separate money from career

- To be continued

Music:

School of Seven Bells - Lafaye

Sadie Dupuis - X Actually

Dead Stars - Fractured

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The School of Seven Bells song is on the album Ghostory on Vagrant Records. Download the song for free at Epitonic.

The Sadie Dupuis song is a solo recording available for free at Stereogum.

The Dead Stars song is on the EP High Gain. Download the song for free at Bandcamp.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.
Direct download: CompCon_310_010714.mp3
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