MAKE MOVES S2.18: Jay Ruttenberg Interview – Editor of The Lowbrow Reader + Connoisser of Tasteless Humor

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S2.18 feat. Jay Ruttenberg – Editor of The Lowbrow Reader and Connoisseur of Tasteless Humor.  Jay’s love of the movie Billy Madison prompted him to start a zine dedicated to lowbrow humor, and in the process he invented a new cultural space for the finest journalists in America to write about comedy.

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Serene Miles Montgomery-Woods

Serene Miles Montgomery-Woods passed at 96.  I’ve talked to Robert Anthony Montgomery, son of Wes, a few times about guitar stuff.  He’s a sweet guy and Serene was his mom.  He asked if I would share this link to his mother’s memorial service to help her be honored in a way that she deserves.  I said I would.  After talking with lots of creative risk takers, I know that there are always people who are in the support network of our heroes.  I think we need to honor and love them too.



MAKE MOVES S2.17: Guerrilla Girls Interview – Feminist Art Activists, Creative Complainers, & Hashtag Heroes

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S2.17 feat. Guerrilla Girls – Feminist Art-Activists, Creative Complainers, and Hashtag Heroes.  Anonymous, but hilarious, female artists tackle discrimination and equity issues in the art world.  Their super power – creative complaining – has moved the needle and may be a model of effective protest and activism for many of the troubling issues of our time.

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MAKE MOVES S2 Ep.16 feat. Ben Monder, Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Beautiful Music

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S2 Ep. 16 feat. Ben Monder – Enigmatic Guitar Hero & Black-box for Brilliant Music.  Guided by a singular ear for music, Ben’s sound is unmistakeable and breathtaking.  His solo releases have created an entirely new vocabulary for guitar.  His skills as a sideman have earned him work supporting artists as varied as David Bowie, Jack McDuff, Paul Motian, Billy Childs, and Maria Schneider.

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