xxwhy is a conversation piece centered around grandson’s favorite creatives doing divergent work in spaces of music and activism. We hope that through these conversations his audience can gain perspective of what it is like to be in the shoes of his guests, learn about their ups and downs, what goes on behind the scenes, and how they found their why. We want to end each segment giving the community the tools to pursue whatever it is that they are truly passionate about. xxwhy has proudly partnered with Idobi Radio, HeadCount and Gibson.
Episode 009 [Boonn]
For the XXWHY season finale, who better to talk to than my producer, co-writer, guitarist and mentor the great Kevin Hissink aka Boonn (@iamboon) // Kev plays a key role in every song I make. We discussed making ‘Best Friends’ and ‘blood//water’, finding guitar at an early age, dropping out of school, and who we resist for.
Episode 008 [Morgan Freed]
Up next on XXWHY is Emo Nite cofounder, Ride or Cry creative director, and all around good guy, Morgan Freed (@partywizard) // We talked about addiction, recovery, late blooming in the arts, moving at your own pace, and unconventional paths to finding your why! Good times, good peoples.
Episode 007 [Zero 9:36]
I sat down with up and coming alternative artist Zero 9:36, where we talked about writing music to deal with trauma, switching from making rap to making rock, staying loyal to the friends you came up with, and not getting discouraged along the way
Episode 006 [Kevin Lyman]
Kevin Lyman and grandson talk about music, philanthropy, education, practical advice for anyone looking to get into the event planning industry, and running towards the lightning.
Episode 005 [Dereyk Whibley]
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 and grandson discuss beginnings, the nature of rock, reinvention, addiction, recovery, and the art of doing more and thinking less.
Episode 004 [Phem]
Phem and Grandson discuss their new single "How About Now," supporting women in music and having a purpose.