Learn about our partners Deep Ellum on Air
Last Updated on Friday, 9 August 2013 09:33
Written by theglasshousetx
Friday, 9 August 2013 09:33
Working at The Glass House is a dream job for all of us, and we know how lucky we are to do something we love every day. Supporting local glass artists and setting ourselves apart from the average smoke shop is something we work towards every day. But this is something we can’t do alone! We know we need the support of the community – that means you, our customers, as well as our local partners. That’s why we’d like to give a shout-out to our friends at Deep Ellum on Air (DEoA).
DEoA is a 100% volunteer internet-based broadcast company in Dallas/Fort Worth that began six years ago with founder Jedi Jantzen (or Jantzen Ray, if you must) playing around with internet radio on the weekends during his stint at the Jagger Show. Now, they feature 14 weekly shows and enjoy hundreds of thousands of listeners. But – they’re still completely volunteer-based and have to rely on outside funding to keep it all going.
If you’re familiar with DEoA, you know how active they are in the DFW community. They are extremely dedicated to revitalizing Deep Ellum, giving voice to local artists, musicians, comedians and businesses. DEoA considers itself a medium for an “artistic collective,” where entertainers can mix, mingle and gain the recognition they deserve.
Because it’s obviously a cause that’s close to our hearts here at The Glass House, we also appreciate that DEoA heavily supports the NORML movement, airing the Texas Legalization Report Show, advocating for the legalization of marijuana and working to fight the stigma attached to tokers. We’ve been thrilled to partner with them on several events, and they’ve been kind enough to come out and do a live show from The Glass House!
We had the pleasure of chatting with Jantzen recently, and asked him to elaborate on DEoA’s mission and vision. He spoke of “art” as visual art, music ranging from metal to hip-hop, comedy and entertainment in general. While Dallas isn’t a place that people necessarily associate with art, Jantzen and his crew want to change that by spotlighting the talent that comes out of the DFW area.
“We are 100% local music and local shows, and we are 100% community. We just want to help artists create and entertainers entertain. We are all about supporting independent artists,” Jantzen told us. “Eventually, we would love to have a community center where people and especially kids can interact with the artists. Kids need art to help them funnel their energy into something positive. To give them something hopeful.”
We’re excited about where Deep Ellum on Air is headed, and we hope you are too. Visit them at DeepEllumOnAir.com – and local artists, feel free to contact them with your work! And, as always, visit us on Facebook and tell us why you love being a part of the DFW community!