John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Hartt School of Music with a degree in Music Theory and Piano, and graduated with distinction from Butler University’s Jordan College of Fine Arts with a master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting.
John has been serving as the Music Director for the Fort Smith Symphony for 20 years, and along with the musicians, staff, board of directors and community, he has led a transformation of a small community symphony to a large fully professional regional orchestra.
John and the orchestra has received the League of American Orchestras’ Helen M. Thompson Award; the Mayor’s Achievement Award, and the Mayor’s Civic Center Award for the Performing Arts. John is the recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Arts Award “Individual Artist Award.”
Simply a great show. We talk music of course, but also the planning logistics of creating the shows, the travel of musicians, importance of attention to detail, how John got his start, and art. Some World War I & II stuff is thrown in as well.
Music and Composers (this is just a few we discussed):
H. Todd Whatley, The Elder Law Practice.
This episode is with Todd Whatley, one of only 500 certified elder law attorneys in the United States. This is one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve done so far, and the information Todd provides is very useful for all of us.
The term “elder” is a bit misleading. Regardless of your age or your income, you can start planning for protecting your assets and enjoying life. It doesn’t really matter if you are 30 or 80 years old, there are important lessons to be learned, regardless of the size of your estate.
Make sure to stay past the movies and other non-topic stuff, because there is a story at the end.
Amazon Echo links:
Steve’s Maverick 18′ Master Angler
Steve’s Bertram 30 Moppie
Steve is a Commercial Real Estate Asset Manager with Torchlight Investors in Miami. He lives on the water in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale, “The Venice of America”. He has a beautiful family, and is truly living the lifestyle he planned. We talk about Fort Lauderdale, the band Rush, movies, and music.
Steve’s home is on the New River, surrounded by all sorts of skiffs, boats, and yachts. For some reason, I was too busy thinking about the podcast to take but one picture:
A member of the band Better Than Ezra (Wikipedia
) was hanging out with Steve and Rush in Monroe, Louisiana.
Boating in Maui:
Welcome to Season 1, Episode 4 of TBC: The Podcast.
First off, I want to thank everyone for all of the feedback. Don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes, and let us know WHO or WHAT you want to hear.
In this episode, we talk with Clint Sharp in his cool home in beautiful Montclair, Oakland, California. I have known Clint for about 20 years, both as a colleague and friend.
Clint is Director of Product Management, Big Data & Operational Intelligence at Splunk, a San Francisco-based big data analysis company.
Clint is an intensely curious autodidact, accomplished in whatever suits his interests. Genuinely one of the most intelligent people I know.
We spend talking about big data, product management, Splunk of course, and a LOT of movies.
Be sure and rate us on iTunes!
Clint Sharp’s stuff is here
A shot of Oakland
Eucalyptus trees and fire hazard
SNL The Californians
Comcast and Splunk: “Capturing Actionable Insights to Improve User Experience”
House of Lies (TV Show on Showtime starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell); House of Lies (book by Martin Kihn)
Southpark the Movie
The Big Lebowski
The Royal Tennebaums
Grand Budapest Hotel
A Mighty Wind
Waiting for Guffman
For Your Consideration
The Bourne movies
The Usual Suspects
Silence of the Lambs
The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey (books) and TV show
Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood
Station 11, by Emily St. John Mandel
The Art of the Deal
Mar-a-Lago (I called it Mar-a-Gold in the podcast – sorry Donald)
Casa Marina and Waldorf Astoria Resorts
Gulf Coast of Florida
pictures of bay from Montclair
Thanks to Kirkham Systems for sponsoring this podcast.
Maria Montessori Quote
Jessica Hayes is the Head of School at Fort Smith’s Montessori school. Before that, she was Vice President of Museum Operations for the U.S. Marshal’s Museum.
Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree from the College of the Ozarks, and a Master’s from UALR.
We visited about Montessori, the Japanese internment camps and segregation in Arkansas, and talk about the usual stuff: food, movies, books, and music.
Fort Smith Montessori School
American Montessori Society
Wikipedia entry on Montessori education
Wikipedia entry on Maria Montessori
Understanding Montessori, A Guide for Parents Book – Amazon Link
Japanese Internment in Arkansas
Huffington Post Article by George Takei (yes, that George Takei – who was interned at Arkansas’ Rohwer Japanese “Internment” camp.
Wikipedia entry on Japanese Internment during WWII
Wikipedia entry on Rohwer
Wikipedia entry on Jerome
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
John Adams Family (not Morticia and Gomez)
Sleepless in Seattle
You’ve Got Mail
When Harry Met Sally
Son in Law
Father of the Bride
Season of Friends
Taqueria Karina, 5309 W 65th St, Little Rock
Miguel’s Taqueria, 1719 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith
El Lorito on Lexington and South B St, Fort Smith
Juan’s, 3121 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith
Tassanee’s, 1611 Dodson Fort Smith
Pho Grand, 4013 Grand Avenue (across from George’s, another good place!) in Fort Smith
Chopsticks Grill and Tea, 4611 Towson, Fort Smith
Katz’s Deli, 205 E Houston St, New York, NY
Sarge’s Deli, 548 3rd Ave, New York, NY
Jerry Weintraub – When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man Well, unfortunately, he did stop talking on July 6, 2015. (Can’t believe I could not remember his name during the podcast)
Bhutan, where happiness is designated by law. – CBS Sunday Morning video, where you must have Flash installed <sigh>. Or, you can read Bhutan’s Secret of Happiness text article.
John Gruber’s post on Apple Watch UI