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MAKE MOVES

MAKE MOVES is an interview based show, hosted by John Hammond, that peeks into the minds of creative people and those who support them by thinking – and doing things – differently. Guests include musicians and music industry visionaries, architects, journalists, farmers, dancers, artists, authors, clothing designers, craftsmen, photographers, etc., etc., etc. Some guests are already famous, some are just arriving, and some will never survive, but they all have a fascinating human story to tell. Shows average 60 minutes and are in no particular order, so you can dive in wherever you want. You can get supplemental materials and interesting resources for each episode at www.makemoveswithjohn.com.
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Sep 15, 2017

MAKE MOVES S2 Ep. 5 feat. Trixie Minx, dancer, producer, and New Orleans-based burlesque innovator.  Trixie schools John on the world of burlesque and challenges a few assumptions.  She talks about:

  • The goal of burlesque
  • How burlesque found her
  • The collaborative nature of the artform
  • Dancing in venues ranging from a crawfish boil to the Kennedy Center
  • The unexpected demographics of the burlesque audience
  • Her biggest fears and her grandma's last words
  • The comic roots of burlesque
  • Mixing jewish faith with the art of strip tease
  • Being empowered and killing them with kindness

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a segment of the track off of Jim Stephens' Full Tilt Boogie Band's album On Our Way to Forever.

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Sep 8, 2017

MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.4 feat. Glen Phillips, musician, thinker, and frontman for Toad the Wet Sprocket.  Glen opens up and shares deep personal thoughts on a wide range of topics including:

  • Music and his new album Swallowed by the New
  • His unexpected path in the music business
  • Self sabotage
  • Finding his place in a musical community
  • Family
  • Divorce
  • Mental health and self care
  • The myth of materialism
  • The continuum of grief and praise
  • Sad songs that lean toward the light
  • Imposter syndrome
  • God and things of the spiritual realm

With Glen's permission, this episode features the tune Leaving Oldtown off his most recent album Swallowed by the New, and Gabriel off his album Coyote Sessions.

MM S2 Ep.4 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2wMawCC 

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Sep 1, 2017

MAKE MOVES Season 2 Ep.3 feat. Charles Phoenix, showman, humorist, and Americana ambassador.  Charles discusses many things including:

  • Celebrating classic and kitchy American life and style
  • How mid-century modern is his muse
  • His book Addicted to Americana
  • Approaching the world as a themepark
  • Looking through the layers of time
  • His measures of success
  • Finding treasures and time warps
  • Meeting Huell Howser
  • Why he switched from historian to entertainer
  • Being a visual learner
  • Disguising history as humor and humor as history

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a tune by Leon Foster Thomas called "Dubplate Swing" off the album "Metamorphosis."

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Aug 25, 2017

MAKE MOVES Season 2 Ep.2 feat. Dan Mancina, blind skater, boundary pusher, and force of nature.  Dan discusses:

  • His love of skating.
  • Grieving the loss of his vision.
  • Relearning to live without sight.
  • Getting the courage to try new tricks.
  • Adaptive hacks to skating.
  • Determination. 
  • Pouring ourselves into something we love.
  • Goals -- First blind astronaut, reality TV show, skydiving.
  • Battling other people's expectations.
  • Making your own happiness.

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a tune by HUW called "Foot Down" off the album "Music from the Multiverse."

MM S2 Ep.2 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2w3ryMl  

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Aug 18, 2017

MAKE MOVES Season 2 Ep.1 feat. Bill Frisell, guitar icon and genre defying human.  Bill discusses:

  • Searching for new musical ideas after playing guitar for over five decades.
  • Motivations -- not fame or money -- for playing music.
  • The cool part about getting old.
  • His new album, "When You Wish Upon A Star."
  • Living in Seattle and moving back to NY.
  • His desire to try new things but preference for feeling safe.  
  • Knowing when a piece of music is "done."

With permission, this episode features a bit of the classic tune Moon River, off of Bill's recent album "When You Wish Upon a Star."

MM S2 Ep.1 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2wheeFk 

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May 1, 2017

MAKE MOVES Bonus Episode 13 - Season Wrap Up:  Guest host Laura Lambert interviews regular host John Hammond.  John shares the big lessons he learned from each episode in Season 1.  John's short list of takeaways highlight the unique characteristics of each guest, as well as how the lessons-learned have been powerful in transforming his own life.  John also shares some of his motivations and hopes for the podcast.

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a bit of the title track off of Michael Blake's new album Red Hook Soul.

Mar 11, 2017

MAKE MOVES 12 - Part 2 feat. Anthony Wilson, guitarist, composer, arranger, and creative wanderer who follows his ears.  Anthony describes his early childhood fascination with music and sketches out the balancing act of being a free spirit and a disciplined practitioner of music.  Anthony reveals some candid thoughts with John about his father-son relationship with Gerald Wilson, the great jazz luminary.  There is some nuanced and slightly heady conversation about the movement of individual voices throughout harmonic structures.  Anthony describes the various stages of his musical education, including the things he learned about the guitar from  legendary guitar teacher Ted Greene.  The interview closes with some soul searching statements about taking creative risk and being artistically vulnerable. 

With Anthony's permission, episode 12 part 2 features a portion of the songs Arcadia and Shabby Bird, which are off his most recent album Frogtown. 

Mar 3, 2017

MAKE MOVES 12 - Part 1 feat. Anthony Wilson, guitarist, composer, and creative wanderer who follows his ears.  In Part 1 of this episode, Anthony gives a broad overview of his wide ranging career, explains why his creative compass required him to dismantle his jazz identity, and he unpacks his approach to writing and arranging music so that solos emerge out of the context of the song.  Anthony discusses his role as a sideman to many hugely famous artists and talks through an example of how his musical relationship with Diana Krall shifted from sideman to contributor.  Finally, Anthony discusses the motivation behind his newest album Frogtown, which leads into some deep conversation about his family and childhood, as well as a fascinating perspective on how he incorporates stories and the narrative-form into his songwriting.

With Anthony's permission, episode 12 part 1 features a portion of the song Hymn, which Anthony wrote for his nonette, and bit of the song Our Affair off of his album Frogtown.

Jan 31, 2017

MAKE MOVES 11 feat. Denny Tedesco, Producer of The Wrecking Crew! tells us how he made a movie that nobody thought he could make… with his own money… in his own way. The end result was an award winning documentary about an elite crew of Los Angeles studio musicians – including his father, Tommy Tedesco, one of the most recorded guitar players in history – who played on literally all of the hits to come from the West Coast music scene during the 1960’s. But Denny explains that he had to invest almost two decades of his life and be willing to take huge personal risks to finish the movie on his own terms. He discusses how he did it, why he couldn’t stop, the ramifications for his family, his personal connection to the movie’s story, and he reveals his ability to generate creative solutions.

With permission, this episode features four songs off of The Wrecking Crew! sound track: Be My Baby by the Ronettes, God Only Knows by the Beachboys, Danke Shoen by Wayne Newton, and The Beat Goes On by Sonny & Cher.

MM 11 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2tjDN7j 

MM 11 on iTunes: http://apple.co/2tjvkRj 

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