‘Making Ways’ returns with Shamir, Nada Surf

Remember Rob and Making Ways? Rob Goodman is a local artist and music fan (and a former writer of ours, and someone who still occasionally lends us his artistic talents). In addition to the day jobs we all have here at TBB, his side projects have often revolved around music — namely a robust library of concert posters. For a while, we were helping get the word out about his podcast, Making Ways, which covers "the intersection of art and music" — previous guests include industrial designers, children's book illustrators, and musicians like Heather D'Angelo of Au Revoir Simone. Like [...]

By |April 8, 2021|Tags: |

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Ravi Krishnaswami on commercial composing, fooling Iggy Pop

(Illustration: Rob Goodman) You might not have heard of award-winning commercial composer Ravi Krishnaswami, but you have likely heard his tunes in your favorite TV shows and video games. Ravi joins Making Ways podcast to talk all about creating music for Super Bowl commercials and best-selling video games, his challenges in college, and his first steps breaking into the music industry. He even recounts the time Iggy Pop mistook one of his fictional video game tracks for a bona fide German rock and roll song and played it over the air on the BBC. Along the way, Ravi shares the [...]

By |June 29, 2017|Tags: |

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business

When I sat down with Lana Porcello and Dave Muller for my new podcast Making Ways — all about the unexpected paths to a creative career — the couple, partners in life and business, discussed the creative journey that led them to launch Outerlands, one of San Francisco’s most acclaimed culinary venues. From our conversation, it’s clear that the kind of success Lana and Dave have achieved doesn't come without its share of hard work and blunt determination. In this episode, Lana and Dave share their unique approach to realizing a creative project, how feelings help guide their goal setting, [...]

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Letterpress artist James Tucker goes beyond show prints

Making Ways is a new podcast exploring the unexpected paths to creative careers. Each episode, I talk with a guest from the world of art, music, technology, marketing, or design about the winding roads they have traveled to get to where they are. In this episode, I sat down with letterpress printer and artist James Tucker, the owner of San Francisco’s The Aesthetic Union, to get a closer look at the process of letterpress, hear the story of how the historic Hatch Show Print opened his eyes to a new creative world, and the uncharted waters he's navigated as a [...]

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