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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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Oct 31, 2017

MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.8 feat. Alan Kozlowski, Photographer, Film Maker, Musician, Seeker, and being “The Guy that Everybody Trusts”

Alan discusses:

  • His career that spans photography, filmmaking and film industry, music, and then some
  • His approach to being immersed in the moment
  • A lifelong friendship with Ravi Shankar
  • Losing everything and staring over
  • Working with Rock and Roll royalty
  • Finding the right teachers
  • Using the right tool for the job
  • Winning Oscars
  • Passing down musical knowledge from heart-to-heart
  • Going all-in for the things he loves

With permission, this episode features a segment of the tune Pineapple Express off of U.S. Elevator’s self titled album.

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Oct 17, 2017

MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.7 feat. Ali Hussainy, fisherman, outdoor-media mogul, and host of best-in-class fishing TV show Local Knowledge.

Ali discusses:

  • The ups and downs of fishing like a bad-ass
  • How he turned a love of fishing and knowledge of media into creative win
  • Starting BD Outdoors - the biggest outdoor website on the net
  • The all-in proposition of launching Local Knowledge - a best in class TV show about fishing
  • The unpredictability of the ocean
  • Why he isn't afraid to look stupid or make mistakes on camera
  • Making the culture behind fishing visible
  • Taking risks and feeling the sweet sting of ambition
  • Fishing with friends and experiences that are more important than catching fish

With permission, this episode features some of the tune That's Just What I Do by Adam J the Freestyle Fisherman.

MM S2 Ep.7 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2x05lg7 

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Oct 1, 2017

MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.6 feat. Michel Nouri, actor and speaker of the truth.  Silver screen, TV, and stage -- this guys has been there! 

Michael discusses:

  • His recent role as Bob Guccione in Manhunt: Unibomber on Discovery
  • An upcoming film, Woman Walks Ahead, with Jessica Chastain
  • The unpredictability of the business
  • The unique cultural impact of being from Iraqi/Irish descent
  • Learning a lesson the hard way and the importance of auditioning
  • Confidence, arrogance, and a healthy ego
  • Keeping it all inside
  • Playing guitar and being a musician
  • Self soothing
  • The neurotic and infantile desire to want the attention of everybody
  • Meditation
  • And a few other unexpected topics...

With permission, this episode features a bit of the tune Heartbreak off of Mike Casey's new album The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door.

MM S2 Ep.6 Blogpost:  http://bit.ly/2xTDukP 

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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."

MM S2 Ep.3 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2ws1yZE 

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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 

MM S2 Ep.1 on iTunes:  http://apple.co/2ibLCHb 

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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 

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Nov 29, 2016

MAKE MOVES 10 feat. Pete Muller -- singer, songwriter, surfer, quantitative hedge fund legend (what?), crossword puzzle creator, trail runner, poker player... uhhh is there anything this guy can't do?  Pete talks about his newest album Two Truths and a Lie, solving problems from a place of relaxation, busking in the subway, running a hedge fund, philanthropy, creating passion fueled virtuous cycles of motivation and dedication, and some helpful advice he once got "just follow the energy."  This is a riveting episode that's full of provocative tidbits from a very unique guy.

With Pete's permission, this episode features a bit of the tune Deeper off of his recent album Two Truths and a Lie

MM 10 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2tjPknd 

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Oct 30, 2016

MAKE MOVES 09 feat. Leela Cyd – photographer, foodie, cookbook author, traveler, and all around life-artist. Leela talks about her book Food with Friends: The art of simple gatherings. She also share some candid thoughts about: finding the beauty in imperfection, the value of family support, the joys of travel, and how life struggles were the path to finding herself. Also, Leela unpacks the concept of “mansplaining” and shares a story about greasing a turkey that has been sitting out at room temperature for four days.

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features the tune Dachshund off of Adam & Kizzie's album The Book of EEDO Volume 2.

MM 09 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2tgQ6RG 

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Oct 10, 2016

Jason Verlinde provides an interesting perspective on chasing the things he loves.  He is the publisher of Fretboard Journal, a magazine he started with passion.  Fretboard Journal is a sophisticated and beautiful publication geared toward die-hard fans of all-things-guitar.  Jason talks about leaving a good career to start a magazine from the ground up, risks and sacrifices, building and being part of a community, and he sheds a little light on what it is like to be a father and husband while taking the road less traveled.

With permission of Ropedope-Sur Records, this episode features a bit of the tune En La Noche from Loli Molina's album Rubi. 

MM 08 Blogpost: http://bit.ly/2rkGPTq 

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Sep 23, 2016

Alex Sheshunoff is a disarmingly funny, Faulkner Society award winning writer who has been featured in Slate, National Geographic Adventure, and Marketplace on NPR.  In this episode, he talks with John about A Beginner's Guide to Paradise, his memoir (from Penguin Random House).  He explains the process of transitioning out of the wildly successful NY-based start-up whiz kid life that he didn't want into the role of adventurer and author.  He talks us through some of the things that make him human: curiosity, risk, love, mischief, kids, and questions that don't have answers. 

With permission of Ropeadope Records, this episode features a bit of Tacuma Bradely's Unity Band song Let it Ride off the album Joint Effort. 

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Sep 9, 2016

Fred Toye, TV+Film Director of shows like Person of Interest, The Good Wife, 11.22.63, CSI: Cyber, CSI: NY, Vegas, Hawaii 5-0, Melrose Place, Miami Medical, Ghost Whisperer, Brothers and Sisters, Lost, Alias, Westworld, and many more, talks with John about the real life of a Director.  Fred describes how he worked his way up from the bottom of his industry, explains why having fun and being passionate about film is the key to making it in the industry, shares some tips about motivating a huge team of creative people, reveals what it is like to balance a successful career and family life, and gives some advice to the next generation of storytellers coming up in the TV+Film world.  It is a great conversation and Fred's voice beams with joy.  With permission of RSVP/Ropeadope Records, this episode also features a portion of the track Joshua Johnson off the band Ghost-Note's album Fortified.

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Aug 21, 2016

Tilden Yamamoto, mastermind behind Tildenshop, talks with John about his unique approach to fashion design, his commitment to old-world craftsmanship, and his tech savvy business model.  He designs and sews all of his clothes - himself! - on an old fashioned single needle sewing machine, but he has a modern global mindset and international distribution through uses of technology like Instagram.  Tilden is doing something that nobody else is doing, and by learning about who he is, his motivations become clear.  Impeccable construction.  Hard to source fabrics.  Clothing as art?  Yep.  Pretty much, both in process and product.

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Aug 11, 2016

Charlie Hunter sits down with John and discusses his new album - Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth, how his life choices shaped him as a musician, and what it is like to straddle the line between being an artists and a family man. 

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Jul 30, 2016

A conversation with Peter Harris, Founder of Resonate, which is a cooperatively owned, fair streaming music service that puts musicians and fans back in the equation.  Peter discusses Resonate's use of cutting edge blockchain technology and a "Distributed Collaborative Organization" business model to create new possibilities of fair treatment for musicians.  Peter shares a ton of behind the scenes information about this ambition start-up and candidly discusses his feeling about tackling a huge creative project on behalf of hundreds of thousands of musicians and fans. 

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Jul 23, 2016

John interviews Richard Ross - artist, photographer, visual researcher, Professor at University of California Santa Barbara, and creator of the Juvenile-in-Justice project.  Richard shares his thoughts on making art, finding purpose, and getting things done.  Richard is full of entertaining stories, life lessons about being irreverent and sufficiently dangerous, and real talk about his work in the US Juvenile Justice system.  With permission of Angelo Moore and the Brand New Step and Ropeadope Records, a portion of the tune "I'm Built for Love" is featured off the album Centuries of Heat.

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Jul 23, 2016

John interviews Louis Marks, the visionary CEO of Ropeadope Records, about the new and evolving independent music industry.  Louis explains the past, present, and future of his label, describes his path in the independent music world, and name drops some great musicians you need to hear.  Louis also reveals some very personal thoughts about trust, the human part of the music business, and why he chooses to work in service to musicians.  With permission of Ropeadope Records and Shaun Martin, this show features a snippet of Shaun's song "One Big Party" off the album "Seven Summers."

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Jul 23, 2016

This introduction explains what the show MAKE MOVES is about, who John is, and why he is doing the show.  It also provides information about how listeners can get involved. 

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