Archive for 2009

Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcamp, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on May-15-2009

Jody Gnant, Sean McGaughey, Zina Gomez-Liss

Last summer,  I attended Podcamp Boston.  While Zina (from the Secrets of Battlestar Galactica Podcast) and I were walking in downtown Boston heading for lunch, we saw a beautiful young lady walking down the street talking into laptop held in front of her.  It turned out that she streams her whole life on the Internet.  Later at podcamp, I ran into her again and introduced myself.  She is Jody Gnant and she has an amazing story to tell about indie marketing over the net.  She actually traded one year’s rent on her house in Phoenix to Kyle MacDonald from one red paperclip for studio time to complete her album.  We talked at the end of a long day at Podcamp Boston about songwriting, new media, and took questions from her live streaming audience.   Check out her music and lifecast at jodygnant.com.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

From the Middle (© Jody Gnant)

Me Who Changed (© Jody Gnant)

Great Day  (© Jody Gnant)

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For the Sake of The Song is fast approaching its 100th episode.  Join us for a live recording celebrating this milestone on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009



Filed Under (Barrie, blog, computer, for the sake of the song, news, Ontario, podcamp, podcast, software) by Sean on May-6-2009

Podcamp London was held on April 28, 2009.  It was a wonderful gathering of podcasting, tech and social media enthusiasts from throughout central Ontario.     Kudos go to Bill, Titus, Will and all the organizers of the event.

John Meadows of the On the Log podcast and I presented a session at Podcamp London entitled:  Free is Good about free and open source audio production and podcasting tools.  Here are the audio and the slides of that session.  (Click on the slide to advance)

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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on April-29-2009

John Phillips, Corin Raymond, Jonathan Byrd, Carol Phillips

Long time friends of For the Sake of the Song may remember a show41 from January 2008 with  Corin Raymond and Sean Cotton: The Undesirables.  Exactly a year ago on April 29, 2008, I caught up with Corin Raymond again, this time touring with North Carolina Songwriter, Jonathan Byrd.  At the time they were just embarking upon a house concert tour of Canada together and were both preparing for the launch of new solo albums:   Jonathan Byrd’s:  The Law and the Lonesome, and Corin Raymond’s: There will Always be a Small Time.  We did the interview surrounded by twenty thousand records in  Jiving Johny’s basement.  The environment and the conversation were absolutely brilliant.  Unfortunately, the podcaster was not so brilliant.  I had the recording levels set too high and the quality of the recording leaves much to desired.  I kept putting off editing the show because of that.  In the end, it’s too good a conversation, and Jonathan Byrd is too good a songwriter not to share with you.  Please bear with the sound quality. It’s worth it.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Fiddle and Bow (© Jonathan Byrd)

The Law and the Lonesome (© Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd)

There Will Always Be a Small Time (© Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd)

May the River Run Dry  (© Corin Raymond and Jonathan Byrd)

Coyote (© Jonathan Byrd)

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For the Sake of The Song is fast approaching its 100th episode.  Join us for a live recording celebrating this milestone on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, general, music, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on April-14-2009

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Nova Scotia Songwriter, Dave Gunning was in town last week for a few days working in schools courtesy of Stellula Music in the Schools.  Dave Gunning  singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and session player.  He will be releasing his eighth album this spring. He received two 2008 East Coast Music Awards for Male Artist of the Year and Folk Recording of the Year for his sixth recording, “House For Sale.” You can purchase his albums through his website at davegunning.com.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

Down the New Highway (© Dave Gunning)

Saltwater Hearts (© Dave Gunning)

Something I’m Missing (© Dave Gunning)

You can leave comments on the blog, send me an email to ductapeguy at hotmail dot com, send me a voice feedback at 206-337-0611, or join the For The Sake of the Song Podcast group on Facebook.

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For the Sake of The Song is fast approaching its 100th episode.  Join us for a live recording celebrating this milestone on Friday June 5, 2009 at 7pm EDT at the Rye Cafe in Midland, Ontario.   My guests for the evening will be Marlon Gibbons, Jennifer Ives and Ken Allen.  We will be recording one or two live episodes of For the Sake of the Song followed by musical performances by each of us.  We will also be streaming the event live over ustream.  Stay tuned to ductapeguy.net for more details.  There is no cover charge for this event, but we will be accepting donations for Stellula Music in the Schools.

For the Sake of The Song Live June 5, 2009



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Mariposa, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on March-30-2009

seanpeever

This summer I volunteered at the open stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival. There I met Sean Peever,  a musician I had been wanting to hear for many years.  The two of us and Shawn Sage make up a trifecta of folksinging Seans in Ontario. For this episode, Sean and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger.  Listen for a twilight zone moment partway through the show when a fish falls from the sky.  I’m not kidding.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

City Dreams (© Sean Peever)

Bad Joe Hall (© Sean Peever)

Hank Snow at the Mall (© Sean Peever)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on March-21-2009

I went and forgot my second podcasting anniversary.  On March 12, 2007, I released Episode 01- For the Sake of the Song- The Podcast.   In the past two years I have interviewed many songwriters, written a few songs, and recorded a kajillion concerts and special events.  This morning, my wife and I went through the archives of ductapeguy.net and counted 84 audio podcast episodes of For the Sake of the Song and 11 video episodes.  That makes this special video release episode 95.  I also have a show completed with Sean Peever for release on March 30, and I have about 7 episodes that I need to edit.  Reaching the 100th episode has been quite a goal for me and I can see it from here.

While I was compiling stats, I revisited my post, Milestones, from April 22, 2008 where I totaled up all my podcast episodes.  At the time I had produced over 236 audio programs.

In the last year, I have released 45 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song, for a total of 95.   I also produced 51  Episodes of Catholic Roundup podcast under 3 show names: A Catholic Canadian, The Catholic New Media Roundup and now Catholic Roundup.  We produced 4 new episodes of the Podcamp Toronto Podcast this winter for a total of 18 episodes.  I also released 4 special reports about Podcamp Boston 2 in 2007.  My recording of my brother in law, Drew Beatty’s podcast novel, White Trash Land has 23 sections. Drew is currently podcasting his second novel Lost Gods.    From 2006-2008, I hosted about 20 episodes of the Librivox Community Podcast.  I have also completed 115 sections of public domain books and poetry for Librivox.   I have 21 videos up on my youtube page.  There are probably a couple special one-off projects with groups like Twisted pines that I’m overlooking as well.  I also regularly record audio feedback for other podcasts and record concerts and demos for myself and others but have no accurate count of those, so I’m only counting audio and video I’ve released on the net.

100 audio and video programs that I have produced in the last 11 months for a total of 336 finished audio and video programs.

(give or take a few)

This month also marks the 2nd anniversary of  RussTV, my good friend Russ Clayton’s YouTube program for children. I have been on his show several times over the past two years.  I was on RussTV: Episode 4- Guiters and Banjers and Episode 9: Down By The Little Lake.

This week, we recorded 2 more public domain songs for Russ TV: Wild Mountain Thyme and Teddy Bear’s Picnic.  Enjoy.



Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast) by Sean on March-15-2009

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Over 20 years ago, I worked with Steve Schellenberg for a winter.  Fast forward to 2000 and I became aware of his first CD through an internet mailing list. He performed a house concert at our home on November 5, 2000. At that time, I also wrote a review of his debut album, Here Goes. Over the past 10 years, I have presented Steve in my home several times and as a headliner at the Mundy’s Bay Folk Society, and he has produced 3 wonderful albums.  Steve has recently moved to the Ottawa area from Winnipeg.  It was a wonderful surprise when he emailed me a few weeks ago to say that he was doing a house concert in the next town over from me.  We had a wonderful conversation in my rec room. Enjoy.

Songs:

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

When You Write a Song (© Steve Schellenberg)

No Tomorrow Tonight (© Steve Schellenberg)

Talkin’ Bout my Baby (© Steve Schellenberg)

Links

Steve Schellenberg homepage

The Kitcheneers

Home Routes House Concerts

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Steve Schellenberg in my basement in 2000.



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