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Filed Under (blog) by Sean on August-31-2008

Today is the fourth annual  Blog Day where we are asked to list 5 blogs which may be of interest to our readers then  link back to with your post.

Here from the Home Office in Gladstone, Manitoba are five excellent unsung blogs from my google reader.

Get Rich Slowly Exactly what the title says. It is interesting to note that the blogger is making a full time living writing about living a frugal lifestyle.

N.E.R.D Many works in the tech department of Ryerson University.  He is one of the gracious Ryerson hosts for Podcamp Toronto.  He blogs about  linux, Mac computers, photography and all things Geeky.

The Clever Sheep Rod Lucier is the brother of infamous Canadian Podcaster Tom Lucier of Shane and Tom’s Squeezebox.  Rod writes about using Web 2.0 technology in public schools.

Michael Geist’s Blog Michael Geist is a law professor and one of Canada’s leading authorities on copyright law.  He is leading the fight against the ill-advised Bill C-61.
Those are my picks.  Join the conversation and share some of your favorite blogs.

Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song) by Sean on August-30-2008

So I got tagged twice with the 6 Random Things About Me meme by Stevie Z. and Maureen Blaseckie .

  1. I used to perform in musical theatre at the South Simcoe Theatre – Home in Cookstown, Ontario.
  2. I went to the seminary for 4 years.
  3. Yes, I did send my Ductape Song to the Red Green Show. … and nothing every happened as a result of it.
  4. I played trombone and baritone horn in high school. I traded my baritone and a website design for a hand-made Peter Cox archtop guitar. The Peter Cox built guitar is now for sale. I am buying a guitar handmade by Ron Belanger .
  5. In 1990 I lived in 7 different residences in 3 provinces and the Northwest Territories.
  6. I’m not above recycling meme answers.

Now to pass it on. I’m supposed to tag 6 people, but seeing as I was tagged twice, I’m going to post my answers here on For the Sake of the Song and on the Catholic New Media Roundup.

My six tagees here are: Andrew Beatty, Sarah McGaughey, George Motoc , John Meadows, Daniele Rossi and Shane Shennan.

And to move this meme into Librivox Land: Tag to Kayray, Hugh McGuire, and Cori Samuel .
Okay, for those of you tagged, here (apparently) are the rules, as I was given:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on the blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, news) by Sean on July-29-2008

Here are my Podcamp Boston Pictures for your viewing enjoyment. I had a blast at Podcamp Boston 3, met some great people, and had some wonderful conversations.

Here are my Podcamp Boston Pictures for your viewing enjoyment. I had a blast at Podcamp Boston 3, met some great people, and had some wonderful conversations. I even got to record a For the Sake of the Song with Jody Gnat while she was streaming live to her ustream audience.

Kudos to the entire PCB3 team for hosting a fantastic event.

Filed Under (Barrie, blog, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-15-2008

James Gordon with a Ron Belanger guitar

James Gordon has been a fixture of the Canadian folk music scene for over 25 years. He was a founding member of Tamarack, and played with them for 22 years before going solo about 10 years ago. He has written hometown songs and humorous songs for CBC radio, and has written a number of musical plays. I interviewed James at the Mariposa Folk Festival on the deck of his hand-made houseboat, the Eramosa Belle. For this episode, James and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger. You can find out how to purchase any of James’ 40 CDs at


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

Farther Along the Road (© James Gordon)

The Secret of Rock and Roll (© James Gordon)

Pawpine (© James Gordon)

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Eramosa Belle

Filed Under (blog) by Sean on June-15-2008

After two years in the podcasting community it has become clear to me that podcasters are very concerned about the freedom to communicate that new media gives us.  As a community we are also early adopters and VERY adept at trying and using social media tools.

The power of the community has been seen at Podcamp Philadelphia with the coining of the term bacn for email you want, but do not want to be overwhelmed with.  Over the course of a couple hours, the idea was coined and viral means of disemminating the message and how to deal with bacn were successfully deployed.

At Podcamp Boston, the silly meme of LOLsaurs was conceived, launched and taken to the front page of Digg in less than 18 hours.

Initiatives like the Frozen Pea Fund, and Dave Fleet’s Social Media Marathon demonstrate that the podcasting community is deeply socially aware and responsive to issues outside the community.

With Podcasters across borders just a week away, I’m wondering how we can use the collective energy and intelligence of the podcasting community to create some kind of a viral fuss around stopping Bill C-61 which will bring American copyright craziness to Canada?   Any ideas?

Filed Under (blog, for the sake of the song, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on May-25-2008

This week I recorded not one, but two parody songs for specific purposes.

The first was a version of The Librivox Song Penned by Daniel known as Great Plains on the Librivox forums. It was featured on

      Librivox Community Podcast 80
(To the tune of “I’m Henry the 8th I Am”) (Don’t worry. “I’m Henry the 8th I Am” is in the PD, so we’re clear.)
I’ll read for LibriVox dot org!
Read for Librivox dot org dot org!
I’ll go post on the message board,
then I’ll grab a micphone and record!
And every book will soon be read,
Written by the authors who are dead.
I’ll head on over to LibriVox,
And read for LibriVox dot org!

Good Job Daniel. And be sure to check out his blog.

The second was the Catholic New Media Celebration Blues. I won’t be able to go the the Catholic New Media Celebration in Atlanta on June 22, 2008, but that doesn’t mean I can’t help promote it. Here is a video and downloadable mp3 of the CNMC Blues.

Sean aka ductapeguy

Filed Under (blog, Midland, music, twistedpines) by Sean on May-18-2008

Mike Yates grew up in Midland but currently resides in Ottawa. He recently released a new CD, Songs for Tomorrow. He performed at the Twisted Pines Festival on May 17 with fellow Midland expatriate, Scott Cooper.

Here is Mike singing Art of Conversation.

And here is Mike Yates performing, State of Us.

The Twisted Pines Festival Continues until May 19. Information on showtimes and tickets for the festival can be found at

Twisted Pines Movies and Music

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