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Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, librivox community podcast, PAB2007, podcast) by Sean on September-5-2009

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I’ve been working for a couple months to produce a webpage of Canadian podcasts which have produced over 100 episodes. In the podcasting world, the 100th episode is considered a milestone.   Click here to go to the Canadian Podcast 100 Club.

Congratulations to the great folks who created 100 or more episodes of the  following 21 Canadian Podcasts.

Congratulations to the great people who have brought you all this great programs.

I have compiled the list using the amazing Castroller website. Castroller is a site that allows you to easily find, manage and share collections of podcasts. Check it out.  You can find all the Canadian Century Club Podcasts at .

You can import an OPML file of the whole set into your favorite podcatcher at

If you have a podcast with over 100 episodes, feel free to add the Canadian Podcast 100 Club to your site with a link to

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Please let me know if there are other Canadian podcasts with more than 100 episodes which I have failed to add to this list.  I would be happy to add them.

  • Update: Somehow, the amazing lovehatethings blog and podcast slipped under the radar of my awareness.  My loss.   Anthony Marco is a blogging and podcast machine.  In a little over a year, he has posted about 500 articles and 104 podcasts about, technology, pop culture, music, social media, the copyfight, a pinch of sarcasm and a pound of rant.  Congratulations Anthony on reaching the your 100th episode.  I’m late to the party listening to your podcast but I’m hooked.

Filed Under (blog) by Sean on August-31-2009

Wow!  August 31 crept up on me.  It’s Blog Day 2009 already.  On Blog Day,  we are asked to list 5 blogs which may be of interest to our readers then link back to with your post.

  1. Frugal Tech points you to the best free and open source solutions to everyday tech problems.  I recently used one of their tutorials to set up a home server based on freeNAS.
  2. Michael Geist: Ottawa Law professor gives reasoned commentary on copyright, privacy and technology news.  (Looks like I picked him last year too.  Still the best source for a Canadian slant on the copyfight).
  3. GraphJam: Music and Pop Culture in Charts and Graphs. Let us explain them. OK, I’m a nerd.  And this is really funny stuff.
  4. Blaise Alleyne I thought I was the only Catholic, folk singing, songwriting, copyfighting, linux user in Canada.  Apparently there are at least two.
  5. Hugh McGuire, the co-founder of Book Oven and LibriVox blogs about writing and publishing in the Internet age.

Those  are my picks. Join the conversation and share some of your favorite blogs. You can write them on your own blog and tag it BlogDay2009 or send me some feedback on the blog at by email at or by calling 206-337-0611.

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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Download pdf of the presentation.

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


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


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 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 (blog, general, news, Ontario) by Sean on February-9-2009

So my sister has started up a cool concert series in Toronto called Rockin’ The Cradle, the last Sunday of every month, at the Tranzac Club in Toronto.  They are billing it as an event for people aged 0 to 100.  They lower the volume, have activities and a dance space for the kids and book family friendly indie rock acts (and others).

I’ll let my sister explain it from her blog.

I’m just a regular music loving mama who loves being a parent, but misses going to and playing live music, so I decided to organize rock shows for parents that kids can come to and enjoy. These are all age shows that are appropriate for babes in arms, toddlers, children, teenagers, parents, grandparents, etc. etc. The only people who shouldn’t come are those who dislike children (there will be a lot of children in attendance)!

This month’s concert is on February 22 from 1-3 pm at the Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Avenue) features Bry Webb from the Constantines and a group called Positive Thinking Seminar (at least I think they are a band 🙂 ). The event is pay as you can and families are encouraged to come out. Apparently the Tranzac also serves a yummy Sunday brunch at that time.

I’ll be booting over there right after Podcamp Toronto wraps up and spending some time with my family listening to some great music.

Filed Under (blog) by Sean on December-9-2008

Bill Deys tagged me with the Sixth Photo Meme.  This one works like so:  if you use Flickr (or whatever else), go to the sixth page of your photostream and pick the sixth picture there, then post it to your blog.  Mine is of Niagara Falls at night.

From Night Time in Niagara Falls

Of course, a meme just isn’t a meme unless you share it, so I’m tagging Drew, Sarah, Daniele Rossi, Zina, Jeff, Chris, and Mary.

Filed Under (blog) by Sean on September-20-2008

Here’s a neat meme from Chris Yale. Instructions: Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes, don’t fix your hair – just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with the picture.

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