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The Process is an interview series exploring the process of survival as a creative. Though season four focuses on the music industry, we typically converse with creatives from a variety of backgrounds about money, mental health, relationships, the creative process itself, and how they make it all work.
 
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Based in Wimberly, TX, Jordan Moser does many things. He’s a retired professional ballet dancer, filmmaker, choreographer, musician, activist, and now a soon-to-be-dad. Although he’s been making and sharing music for most of this life, he released his official debut record, Long Night in 2019 on Austin-based label, Keeled Scales. In this episode, w…
 
Bryan Bruchman is a podcast host, filmmaker, illustrator, photographer, and musician. He films live in-studio sessions for BTR Today and hosts and produces two podcasts on the same network: The Subliminal Inevitable Show where he interviews indie record labels and The Music Digest where he and guests discuss the latest music releases. He also plays…
 
In 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed was formed from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of post-hardcore, minimalism, new wave, krautrock, and punk. The result is a blend of experimental art-rock that (borrowing words from Post-Trash) “defies expect…
 
Carl Shane has been making music under the moniker Kal Marks for over a decade, exploring topics of life, death, failure, and the edges of humanity. Based in Boston, MA, the heavy-hitting post-rock / art-rock band (if you had to attach a genre to them) is known for their tireless work ethic and propensity to push themselves harder, reshaping their …
 
We had the honor of chatting with the band Deeper’s singer and guitarist, Nic Gohl and guitarist Drew McBride. Based in Chicago, Deeper also consists of drummer Shiraz Bhatti and bassist Kevin Fairbairn. The band formed in 2014 with original guitarist Mike Clawson along with Nic, Shiraz, and Drew on bass. They released their debut self-titled recor…
 
Greg Vegas is the founder and president of International Rescue Artist Development and the record label, Declared Goods. He's worked with Holy Ship, Little Children, Ed Vallance, Blackstrap, The Heart Of The Sun, Lights On, The Arthur Brothers, Gringo Star, The Radio Dept., and more. He's also a musician, a well-known saxophone player, and has work…
 
Andy Byers is a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary artist. He’s a filmmaker and also a sculptor. He’s a set and prop designer who also creates window displays and dreams up new worlds for any occasion. He makes puppets and costumes and acts with them too. He’s had work shown in several museums including the Smithsonian Zoo, the Wolfsonian Museum, th…
 
Chappy Hull is a songwriter and musician in Nashville, TN. His band, Shell of a Shell just released an excellent new album called Away Team. He’s also one half of the band Gnarwhal and plays lead guitar for the band Pile. When he’s not working on his music, he’s co-running the DIY music space, DRKMTTR in Nashville, helping his dad with his puppet s…
 
Joni Sternbach is a native New Yorker. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and an MA from New York University/International Center of Photography. She uses both large format film and early photographic processes to explore the present-day landscape and to make environmental portraits. Her work centers on our relationship w…
 
Trevor Peterson is the founder and owner of Fire Talk records, an independent record label representing artists spanning genres and styles. Fire Talk celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2019 and represent artists and bands such as Deeper, Dehd, Fran, Corey Flood, Dark Tea, Patio, Media Jeweler, Weeping Icon, among many others. Trevor was also in…
 
Danielle Devereux is the founder of damolade, a digital strategy consultancy in Austin, TX. Originally from Brooklyn, NY with 15 years of experience in marketing, she started damolade ten years go. She works with agencies, nonprofits, and startups on brand, content, SEO, and social media strategies, along with anything to help build awareness among…
 
Massimo Mongiardo is an artist specializing in painting, illustration, and murals. He’s worked with skateboard and apparel companies and has completed murals for esteemed organizations such as Win Son Bakery, Maiden Lane, and The Grand Street Settlement in New York, as well as for aWall Mural Projects during Art Basel in Miami, and many more. In th…
 
Cole Barash is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in the mediums of digital, analog, and archival photography, he often focuses on the conversation of color and composition between two objects or moments. Well acquainted with international subcultures, Cole seeks “subjects where the boundaries are more open and not as seasoned.” Using a…
 
Dimitri Giannopoulos, John Margaris, and Jamie Vadala-Doran are Horse Jumper of Love. Formed in 2013, the Boston, MA-based band has released two full-length records and a demo anthology, and is working on a third LP. They tour often and have shared bills with bands such as Duster, Spirit of the Beehive, and many more. I’m personally a huge fan of t…
 
Standup comedian Harry Moroz came up in the Detroit comedy scene in the late 2000s and now resides in LA. He’s performed in Riot LA, SF Sketchfest, Desert Hearts Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, Laughing Skull Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off, and Beast Village, among others. He frequently tours throughout the US and Canada. He also co-runs Crane’s C…
 
Brothers Caleb and Micah Dailey are musicians and the co-founders of Moone Records, a Phoenix, Arizona-based minimal art label focus on creating minimal physical music that represents the artist’s work. In this episode, we talk about their A&R process, the challenges and benefits of running a community-focused indie label, the value of their day jo…
 
John Lindsey is the founder and owner of The Great Highway, a contemporary art gallery and printing studio located in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset district. It was founded in 2011 and focuses on an appreciation for images and ideas that explore the intersection of land and water. The gallery’s mission is to support and promote the work of a diverse…
 
Tamara Suarez Porras is an artist, writer, and educator from Brooklyn, NY living in Berkeley, CA. Photography is her nucleus but around it are installation, filmmaking, writing, sculpture, and performance. She explores the fluid relationships of time, memory, and history through a photo-conceptual, research-centric practice. Her academic research i…
 
Doug Walker is the founder of Lost and Found Collection, an archive preserving over 30,000 film negatives from 1970s surf culture. Through LxFC, he’s published a book, released a film, and sells prints, splitting the revenues with the photographers and their families. Doug is also a video director and editor and artist. In this episode, we spoke ab…
 
Chris Gould is an artist specializing in photography, an instructor at Harvey Milk Photo Center, and he works with the artist, John Chiara, helping him build cameras and on shoots. In this episode, we talk about his journey into photography, learning from his older work, what drives him as an artist, living and working in San Francisco, and more. […
 
Kija Lucas is an artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area using photography to explore ideas of home, heritage, and inheritance. She’s interested in how ideas are passed down and how seemingly inconsequential moments create changes that last generations. Her work has been exhibited at Oakland Museum of California, Anglim Gilbert Gallery, Headland…
 
Isis Hockenos is a painter working mostly in oils and creating narrative-based works. Until recently, she also worked in the culinary and arts departments at a mixed-use creative space and venue called The Midway. Previously, she worked as a butcher and in other food-related projects. She recently moved to LA and continues to focus on her painting …
 
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nimah Gobir creates art that explores her identity as a black woman. Through paintings and installations, her work teases out both the nuances and shared experiences of being black. Her work draws on text and photo references collected from family and personal archives. In this episode, we talk about how she bal…
 
Michael McConnell was born in Michigan, where he used to watch squirrels from the front window. He studied art at the Columbus College of Art & Design with an emphasis in lithography and painting. After graduating from CCAD, he packed up a U-Haul and drove across the country to the Bay Area, where he now lives in San Francisco. In the past 17 years…
 
Raised in Brooklyn and based in San Francisco, George McCalman credits his Caribbean background for his unique ability to both embrace and rebel against traditional modes of design, enabling his work to simultaneously integrate and stand out in its industry. George is a fine artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His studio serves primarily art…
 
Joshua Rampage is a multi-media artist living in San Francisco, CA currently focused on his painting career. He produces work that aims to encourage inclusivity in an insular world, with a specific ideal to promote and sustain curiosity. He’s been working on a series called Secrets for over 10 years where he paints people’s secrets within a paintin…
 
Rob Fitzpatrick is one of the co-founders and primary talent buyer/organizer of LEVITATION. Originally named Austin Psych Fest and taking place in a more traditional music festival format, today, LEVITATION is a walkable, intimate and community-focused event that showcases Austin’s world-renowned music venues. The 2019 event takes place in Austin’s…
 
Leila Weefur (She/They/He) is an artist, writer, and curator who lives and works in Oakland, CA. Through video installation, writing, and lecture-performances, Leila examines the performativity intrinsic to systems of belonging present in the lived experiences of Black bodies. They’re also the Audio/Video, Editor In Chief at Art Practical, and a me…
 
Kari Orvik is a Bay Area-based photographer from Alaska. She works with the historic wet plate collodion process both inside and outside of the studio. She runs a tintype portrait studio, teaches photography, and produces many works of fine art which have been exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum, SomArts, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, whe…
 
James Tucker is the founder of The Aesthetic Union, a letterpress print shop specializing in design and collaborations with a storefront and gallery in the design district of San Francisco, CA. James is also publishing a new book next month called Hold this Close featuring his poetry and art. In this episode, we talked about moving to a new place, …
 
Catharine Clark is the founder of Catharine Clark Gallery established in 1991 in San Francisco, CA. She represents artists working across media and programs a dedicated media room in conjunction with each exhibit. In 2015, she founded Box Blur, an initiative at the gallery that engages visual and performing arts in dialogue. Box Blur is fiscally sp…
 
Yo! You can now be a member of The Process, check out our Patreon page (patreon.com/theprocess.co). xo Welcome back! I’m stoked to share this latest season of The Process podcast. These episodes were recorded during a three-month residency at The Growlery in the Lower Haight neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. They’re a series of conversations with …
 
Karen Good is the former Executive Director of Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado. Elsewhere is an eclectic, radical, experimental, whimsical, grass-roots, rural sci-fi, imaginative residency space in Paonia, Colorado that provides nourishment for the creative soul. She is also a ceramicist and former teacher. Since Karen and I spoke on my last …
 
Kris Sutton is the Director of Business Development for the Middle East and Africa for Solar Energy International (SEI), a training company teaching people how to design and build solar power systems since 1991 with over 61k alumni from around the world. Kris has been in the industry for a long time and has a very practical stance on its value. In …
 
Scott Horner runs Small Potatoes Farm and Bakery with his partner in Paonia, Colorado. Having started his journey in architecture school Scott and his family have lived all over the U.S., eventually landing in Paonia where they happily call home. Passionate about permaculture, and self-taught in many areas, Scott shared how to design a sustainable …
 
Eric Darby is one of the most interesting people I’ve met over the past couple of years. He lives on an earthship on a mesa in North Fork Valley of Colorado completely off the grid with his family. He was trained as a commercial pilot and aircraft mechanic in the military. After serving his obligation, he flew for a little bit for a paycheck but no…
 
Cynthia Houseweart comes from a long line of ranchers but fell into the line of work, and love of it, serendipitously on her own accord. Today, she’s the founder and president of Princess Beef, a ranch providing 100% grass-fed and finished beef from a Colorado centennial farm since 1999. Their goal is “to sustainably and holistically produce the be…
 
John K. Melvin is an international artist nurturing community dialog around the intersection of art, nature, and community. He typically up-cycles materials that have passed their traditional use. He has created public art exhibitions for over 14 years and has become increasingly involved with works that highlight ecological concerns and the interc…
 
Rich Rudin has lived in Delta County since the mid-1970s. Today, he oversees irrigation and domestic water – a series of ditches and creeks – on a mesa that 50 families live on in the North Fork Valley of Colorado. This is an important and arguably tricky job, as the Valley is located in the high desert of Colorado where it barely rains. Originally…
 
Anna Macleod is a visual artist and independent researcher based in Leitrim, Ireland. Her work mediates complex ideas associated with contemporary, historical, and cultural readings of place through a variety of methods, strategies, and processes. She employs quasi-scientific methods, interdisciplinary collaboration, performance, and socially engag…
 
Hi, hello! Welcome back to The Process. We’re stoked to be back at it. This episode is a quick 10-minute intro sharing what to expect from this season and what we’ve been up to. These upcoming episodes were recorded when I was a resident at Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, CO. Both of which are magical places. I had the honor and pleasure of recording …
 
Rick Maguire has been releasing music – both solo and with a band – under the name Pile for over 10 years. Pile has toured hard since day one, gaining a cult following for their thoughtful lyrics and a sound that’s ever-evolving but uniquely theirs. In this episode, Rick shares what makes their upcoming album, *Green and Gray* different, his experi…
 
This episode is brought to you in partnership with the Desert Daze Festival Beak> is a band from Bristol consisting of Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller, and Will Young. Each member comes with their own legendary musical history but has collectively thrown themselves into Beak> full-heartedly, and rightfully so. They're making some of the best music out t…
 
Amanda Guest is the founder and GM of BFF.fm, an internet community radio station based in San Francisco, CA. Amanda has a long history of working in college and community radio while balancing full-time jobs in marketing and publishing. We talk about that, lessons learned in running a community organization, the importance of process and delegatio…
 
Jeffrey Silverstein is a musician, writer, and educator. He just released his first solo EP titled How on Earth on Driftless Recordings and has played in Secret Mountains and Nassau. He has contributed his writing to Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Vinyl Me Please, Aquarium Drunkard, Smith Journal, and more. He also co-founded Singles Club, which was a sub…
 
Tyler Andere is one of the founders of Portals music, an online music publication and does A&R for Father/Daughter Records and Elestial Sound. Though he has opinions about the indie music industry and doesn't hold back from sharing them, he keeps a generally positive attitude about the landscape and does everything he can to champion authentic and …
 
Eric D. Johnson formed the band Fruit Bats in 1997 and has been releasing music under that moniker since 2001. His first professional musical endeavor was playing with the esteemed group, Califone at age 23. He then joined The Shins for four years, allowing him to quit his craft services job in Chicago. He cut his teeth on those experiences, receiv…
 
This episode is brought to you in partnership with the Desert Daze Festival. Chris Shaw is the frontman and bandleader of punk band Ex-Cult. He’s also the frontman of GØGGS and Richard Rose. He’s been making music as Ex-Cult for over eight years. He also manages PR for other bands and does various odd-jobs, essentially anything that gives him the f…
 
Jess Williamson is a musician and photographer. She has released three full-length albums, the latest being Cosmic Wink on Mexican Summer in 2018. Originally from Texas, now living in Los Angeles, Jess shares the routines she uses to stay fresh and creative, why she loves touring, risks she’s taken for her career, thoughts on manifestation, the dan…
 
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