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Filed Under (for the sake of the song, My CDs, news) by Sean on October-4-2017

In which I ramble about the travails of recording my 50th birthday EP Tentatively entitled, Life’s Lessons I’ll Never Learn and announce its imminent release on November 18, 2017 at the Hidden Agenda Cafe in Midland.  More to follow.

Filed Under (music, news) by Sean on July-21-2013

5090_logoDuring February Album Writing Month, I wrote 20 songs, then 5 more in the months since. Last week I signed on for the 50/90 music challenge: write 50 songs in 90 days starting on July 4. I am not intending to write 50. I mostly signed on to keep connected with the writers I met during FAWM. But allasudden I find I have written 5 new songs in 6 days. The jukebox below will play all the songs I have written during 50/90. It magically updates so can always listen to my newest songs.

Filed Under (for the sake of the song, Midland, news) by Sean on May-23-2009

Tonight the Wild Turkeys and I area backing up 2 of my student songwriters at a gala concert at King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene for Stellula Music in the Schools featuring Ariana Gillis and Sarah Slean.

On May 31, I’m opening the last Rockin’ The Cradle at the Tranzac Club in Toronto featuring Jenny Omnichord, and to complete the circle of life, the Leonids will play again, this time with the full band.

Finally,  Join us for a live recording of For the Sake of the Song celebrating 100 episodes 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 (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, 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 (music, news) by Sean on November-18-2008

Me and my new guitar

For the past several month, Bryan Murdaugh has been presenting a monthly online virtual house concert on This month’s concert is Tomorrow, November 19, 2008 at 8pm EST. You can find it at I will be doing an opening set for Bryan beginning at a little after 7:35pm EST at

Edit: You can view the concert here now. I had a couple of technical difficulties with my camera but I enjoyed being in the supporting spot for my friend Bryan, and he truly rawked the ustream

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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.

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