#052 - Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez - Musical Influencers of Ecuador

February 7, 2018
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Although music is known for breaking barriers and merging communities the cost to learn and own musical equipment still prohibits many from recognizing their full musical potential. Quito is one prime example of this with the Statue of The Virgin Mary historically dividing north and south, rich and poor. 

 
El Musican Project was founded, by Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez in order to break down these barriers and allow music to serve its true purpose. From offering scholarships to lower-income students to partnering with companies such as The Numa Project, which seeks to build low-cost musical equipment out of recyclable goods. This isn’t just a goodwill project these guys are looking to personally inject a stronger musical culture and. Community into not just Quito but all of Ecuador itself.
 
 
In the episode, we discuss everything from the historical aspects of music cultures from Ecuador and Latin America to socio-economic and cultural issues facing Ecuadorians today. 
 
 
This episode was recorded at IMPAQT hub in Quito, Ecuador. Not only did we sit down with Juan Carlos and Diego Mendez but we also sat down with one of their lead musicians JD Villacis.
 
 
Be sure to check out our bus stop with El Musican Project on our youtube channel.
 
If you’d like to donate or find out more about El Musican Project you can check out the website here and their socials on Facebook and Instagram.
 

We recorded this episode in Quito, Ecuador at the IMAPQTO workspace. 

 

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Episode 027: Zach Weinberg - The Evolution of Media in Big Music and the Marleys

April 28, 2017
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The Bus talks with Zach WeinbergHead of New Media at Tuff Gong Worldwide - Ziggy Marley's record label. Music is evolving rapidly as social media and new streaming tools converge... and Zach is sitting at the forefront of this evolution. Besides new media, Zach is also one of the historians for the Marley estate and their licenses and works with major industry leaders like Universal Music, WME, and others. 

 "Music is a marketing tool," in this day and age and this leaves many questions about where the industry is headed, for artists, consumers, and marketers alike. Such questions as: How will music evolve and survive in the day of low-cost streaming? How do we find new fans through rapid changing market preferences? What are technologies coming out to disrupt the market?

There is another battle going on though; the battle between art and making that art seen by the world. So how do you merge raw talent with what the market wants - without removing their artistic integrity? These are just a few of the many questions we ponder in this episode. 

As with all of our guests - we explore Zach's love and interest in his occupation and how he reached his current role. This bus ride also explores the potential for A.I in the music industry. As a coup de grace to an incredible episode... Zach gives us some historic and detailed cognizance into the rise of Bob Marley. 

This is an interesting take on the social + marketing side of music.  We also had a conversation with Joe Silberzweig, marketing manager for Live Nation and festival promoter extraordinaire that you can check out if you enjoyed this conversation.

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Episode 020: Shawn Saleme on Non profits and Burning Man

March 7, 2017
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Shawn Saleme is Program Coordinator of Burners without Borders - a 30 chapter non-profit group to provide disaster relief across the world. 

 

Leveraging the Burning Man brand and an activist skill set - Shawn organizes millions of dollars and thousands of man hours to helping the global community. This includes a recent donation of $100,000 to Standing Rock (more on this in the show). 

 

Outside of BWB, Shawn writes for Visual News and his work has been featured in the Seattle Times, Globalist, and the Daily Mail. 

 

With a passion for people and a degree in cultural anthropology, Shawn helps us to explore the uniqueness in customs, verbal cues, and gaining acceptance while abroad. 

 

This episode is filled with wonderful success stories from BWB including their inception as a response to Hurricane Katrina. It's also densely packed with Burning Man tips and advice and for a successful transition to location independence. 

 

If you're interested in discovering unique art projects You can visit Shawn's work at Visual News

 

His role gives a differing perspective to festivals from Joe Silverzweig, whom we had on our show in Episode 007. 

 

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Episode 019: Darryll Fish - The Power of Awareness

March 1, 2017
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Darryll Fish aka DFish (@darryllfish) is a 31-year-old professional poker player known not only for his skills at the tables but his shrewd social awareness and community building. He spends his time traveling the world playing both tournaments and cash games.

 

Some of his career highlights include a WSOP Circuit victory in Palm Beach Florida, 2nd place at WPT Montreal, and 3rdplace in the 2013 WSOP $5,000 bracelet event. He is sponsored by Seminole Hard Rock and has recently found himself doing commentary for live stream play-by-play.  

 

His experience playing a game that focuses on the emotions and nuances of his opponents has opened up awareness in other areas of his life (more on this in the show).  Darryll can elegantly connect and engage people from different walks of life inconsequential conversation.

 

This episode becomes a deeply meaningful conversation that explores the ego (such as Darryll’s poker ego) and different forms of social connection. We do a lot of critical analysis on the generational divide between millennials and their parents while discussing those different mindsets and searching through solutions to work out the differences. 

 

Highlights from this episode include Darryll’s recent poker trip to Australia, resolving deep-rooted pain from childhood, and some tricks for setting intentions. 

 

You can see one of Darryll’s most important poker hands at his 2nd place WPT Montreal finish here.

 

This is our second episode featuring a professional poker player and there were some interesting similarities and differences between the conversation with Adam Levy and Darryl. 

 

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Episode 015: Bryan Shay - The Live High Campaign

January 23, 2017
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This week we share our first conversation with Bryan Shay, @livehighbry. Bryan is one of the creators of Live High; a platform for storytellers to share their content in order to help awaken and inspire humanity. Live High is about doing what you love, living from your heart, following your passion, and living in the moment. This is a wonderful creed to live by that we echo with the On the Bus ideology.

 

Bryan’s modest and quiescent disposition are in part credited to his genuine interest in what those around him have to say. He is curious, caring, and passionate about people. And he takes the word sharing to another level. Bryan studied and majored in filmmaking at Ithaca College. His skills have led him to travel different parts of the world to learn from others.

 

Like many other millennials, he is still on the never ending journey to discovering and improving the self. He is constantly taking on new challenges to find a path of less resistance and have more faith in the moment. 

 

His most recent challenge was monumental (and downright inspiring) to many. He decided to bike ride across the country, 3600 miles from ocean to ocean, with his younger brother; as a way to catch up and bond as adults. The journey shares not only newfound brotherly affection, but a group of elementary school children rooting them on, and the heartfelt stories of many connections along the way. 

 

In this episode, among other things, we get a unique perspective on travel; biking across the country, conforming in society, happiness in relationships, and ayahuasca ceremonies. We also broach the subject of social media’s long-term neural effects and get a round table of opinions. A hefty bus ride!

 

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