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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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Jun 18, 2018

S2 Ep.15: Bob Oswaks - Sr. entertainment executive turned master artisan baker.  From President of International Marketing for Sony to Proprietor of Bob's Well Bread Bakery and Cafe: a story of transition, passion, crust, and crumb.  

Bob discusses:

  • His transition from being the President of International Marketing for Sony Pictures Television to being the Proprietor of Bob’s Well Bread Bakery and Café
  • Leaving at the top of one industry and rising to the top of another industry
  • A conversation he had with Norman Lear about change
  • How he did research and 104 weekly homework assignments to write the business plan for his bakery
  • Grieving losses and moving on to a more satisfying life
  • When his friends in the bakery world told him he was crazy for starting his own bakery… but he did it anyway
  • The difference between getting recognition in the bakery vs. the entertainment industry
  • Creating a brand
  • His failure-is-not-an-option mindset
  • Feeding people’s souls

With permission, this episode features the tune Black Sheep by Big Lazy off their album Don't Cross Myrtle.  

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May 12, 2018

S2 Ep.14: Michael Brubeck - The King of Cannabis, CEO of Centuria, & Author of Tipping the Scale.

Michael discusses:

  • The conditions of the $200B worldwide cannabis market
  • Why he focused his business model on the supply side of the cannabis industry
  • How his company, Centuria, scaled up to be the largest cannabis manufacturer in North America, and is currently growing more than all of Canada AND Washington AND Colorado COMBINED
  • His approach to enrolling the smartest minds in the world to develop state-of-the-art growing techniques
  • What it felt like when the US Attorney General was threatening him with life in jail
  • Why he thinks “a better way” is always possible
  • The Maverick 1000
  • The advantages and disadvantages of creativity in business
  • Using daily routine to maximize creativity
  • How the worst day of his life was the best day of his life
  • His father’s role in his life
  • Meditating
  • Why he’s not afraid to share his knowledge and ideas in his book Tipping the Scale: The book that changed everything you know about investing in cannabis

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features the song Killaweed off Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step’s album Centuries of Heat.

MM S2 Ep.14 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2rFt8kT 

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Apr 8, 2018

S2 Ep.13: Daniel Zhu – Founding Member of Stance Media and Broadcasting, digital-creative, BBoy, and visual storyteller.

 

Daniel discusses:

  • Running a social media company dedicated to motion sports: hip hop dance, breaking, tricking, & parkour
  • Being an outsider who fell in love with breaking
  • The idea of BBoy culture being underground + maintstream simultaneously
  • How music shapes dance
  • The ways Bboy cultures brings people together
  • Where BBoy culture is going
  • The parallel between breaking and skateboarding
  • The role respect plays in gaining access to the best breaking
  • High profile figures like Joe Rogan and Tim Ferris taking notice of breaking
  • Dancers that are pushing the boundaries
  • Balancing between Stance and working a real job
  • The kind of validation a social media maker craves
  • How new generations are taking up social media

With permission, this episode features some music by DJ Flegg.

MM S2 Ep.13 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2uUmwD9 

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Feb 9, 2018

S2 Ep.12: Roger Durling - Santa Barbara International Film Festival's Executive Director, and thought leader on film + cinema.

Roger discuss:

  • Film as an educational tool
  • Visual culture
  • The communal function of movies
  • Film as the great equalizer
  • The culmination of experiencing any type of art
  • His pathway to running a film festival -- a perfect fit
  • How he reshaped SBIFF from a community event to a major stop on the Oscar campaign
  • Being an introvert with an extroverts job
  • Working in isolation, burnout, finding support, and being renewed

 

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a segment of the song Retold off Nate Smith's album Kinfolk: Postcards from Everywhere.

MM S2 Ep.12 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2FVyZHp 

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Feb 4, 2018

S2 Ep.11: Maiza Hixson & Ingrid LaFleur - Artists, Curators, & 2017 Mayoral Candidates.

Maiza & Ingrid discuss:

  • Their careers as artists/curators and transitions into politics
  • Utopian activism and the power of imagination to fuel change
  • Afrofuturism
  • The beauty and possible futures of Detroit
  • Broad demographics of voters that embrace new ideas
  • The limitations of institutions
  • How lessons from curating art inform their political lenses
  • Including creatives in solution planning instead of employing them to accessorize uncreative solutions
  • Being ahead of the pack
  • Pressures on women in politics
  • White male privilege 

Other topics touched upon: invisible histories, healing black and white bodies, cosmos and meditations, cultural property, cryptocurrency, innovation, universal basic income, clean water, equity, balance, millenials + baby boomer women, etc.

With permission of Atlanta Records, this episode features a segment of the song Fruition off of Chantae Cann's album Sol Empowered.

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a segment of the song Shenanigans off Maurice Brown's album The Mood.

MM S2 Ep.11 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2FImFKH 

MM S2 Ep.11 on iTunes: https://apple.co/2BWi1Xa 

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Jan 6, 2018

S2 Ep. 10 feat. Adam Levy, guitar slinger, musical alchemist, educator and journalist.

Adam talks about:

  • Being a regular collaborator touring musician with Norah Jones... and how the first song with words he ever wrote was on her multi-million selling album.
  • How his very first studio session was spent working with Tracy Chapman, where he recorded Give Me One Reason to Stay, which one multiple Grammys.
  • His shift from a jazz focus to a song writing focus.
  • How his experience in New York shaped him into a different type of musician.
  • His path of accidental opportunities.
  • Working in very diverse musical situation with people like Amos Lee, Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors, Vulfpeck, Alan Tousaint, Todd Sickafoose, Anais Mitchell, Joe Henry, Larry Goldings, Kenny Wolleson, etc.
  • How he wound up writing for almost every guitar publication in the world including Guitar Player, Acoustic Guitar, Fretboard Journal, Premier Guitar, Guitar World.
  • Why he started his free educational Youtube Channel named Guitar Tips and the types of lessons that his followers are learning.
  • Guitar Tips Pro, his platform to help players that want to take the next step.
  • The similarities between learning about religion and music.
  • His musical education and studying with sage teachers like Jimmy Wyble and Ted Greene.
  • How he determines the value of his time.
  • His Aunt Susan's advice about who to sleep with.
  • His thoughts on creative risk.
  • The value of apprenticing
  • Life transitions.

With Adam's permission, this episode features the following tunes:

  • This is Our House off his album Blueberry Blonde with Jay Bellerose.
  • Something to Drink About off his album Other Desert Cities.
  • Washing Day off his album Washing Day.

MM S2 Ep.10 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2m9Wx43 

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