KCRW's Guest DJ Project invites an array of cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. Actors, authors, chefs, athletes, directors, tech entrepreneurs and more share their musical passions, giving deep insight into both their lives and their creative process. Check back each week for new sessions with notable guests in this ongoing exclusive feature.More from KCRW's Guest DJ Project »
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John John Florence
Professional surfer John John Florence made history as the youngest competitor to surf the Triple Crown of Surfing at age 13. The Hawaii native selects some classics from Neil Young and the Rolling Stones alongside the premiere of a brand new track by Jack Johnson, written for Florence's new surf film View from a Blue Moon. Hosted by Anthony Valadez.
Sophia Amoruso may be the founder of online fashion retailer Nasty Gal, but music is her true love. She shares her appreciation for loner ballads, finds the joy in ?feel bad music? and picks a track from the irreverent ? and uber-stylish ? funk singer Betty Davis. Sophia?s book Girl Boss is a New York Times? Best Seller and is out now in paperback.
Actor Andrew Garfield followed up his stint as the title character in the Amazing Spider-Man movies with critically acclaimed work on Broadway. His thoughtful song selections are deeply connected to his pursuit of acting and show his more playful side as well. Andrew stars in and produced the film 99 Homes, out on October 2.
Photographer Mick Rock is known as ?the man who shot the 1970?s,? for his iconic photos of David Bowie, Lou Reed, Queen, Iggy Pop, Roxy Music, Blondie, and many more. He not only captured the era with his photos, but took part in the action as well and we hear all about it. TASCHEN Gallery is hosting an exhibition of his work now, and have released a collector?s edition of his new book, The Rise of David Bowie.