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Filed Under (blog, news, Ontario, PAB2007) by Sean on June-26-2007

What a weekend in Kingston! PAB 2007 was amazing! Congratulations to
Mark, Bob, Cat, and Andrea for organizing such a great conference.

Some of the standout presentations for me were: How Podcasting Will Save the World by

Hugh McGuire, Five Low-cost or No-cost Treats For Your Sound by Bruce Murray, Audio Drama: It Just Might Save Your Life by Jack Ward and the notorious Broken Toasters, William Shatner and Podcast Burnout by Neil Gorman. I also got to attend the informal presentation of From Idea to Air: Making Radio Stories That Don’t Suck in Tod Maffin’s hotel room.

I had some great conversations with John and Maureen from Baba’s Beach, Tommy Vallier, Jay and Amaya from Uncle Seth, Terry Fallis, William Spaetzel, Nico, Barry from Barrie, Scarborough Dude, Vergel Evans, and I think I convinced Danielle Rossi to start up his long delayed podcast. I wowed everyone with the beryl desktop on Ubuntu on my laptop. I also recorded the 100th episode of the deyscast with Bill Deys. Congratulations Bill.

While I was at the conference, my wife and daughter hung out by the pool and shopped their way through downtown Kingston. A good time was had by all. I’m already counting the days until the next podcamp or PAB. Thanks everyone for a great weekend.

Filed Under (blog, general, Midland, Ontario, PAB2007, Simcoe County) by Sean on June-19-2007

Bob Goyetche tagged me with the 8 Things About Me meme.

Here we go

  1. I used to perform in musical theatre at the South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown, Ontario.
  2. I went to the seminary for 4 years.
  3. I have been married to Nancy for 11 years and we have one daughter.
  4. Yes, I did send my Ductape Song to the Red Green Show. … and nothing happened from it.
  5. I played trombone and baritone horn in high school.
  6. I traded my baritone and a website design for a hand-made Peter Cox archtop guitar.
  7. I am faster at completing memes than Bill Deys
  8. In 1990 I lived in 7 different residences in 3 provinces and the Northwest Territories.

Now to pass it on.

Barry from Barrie, Andrew Beatty, Sarah McG.

Filed Under (blog, Midland, news, Ontario, PAB2007, Uncategorized) by Sean on June-17-2007

With 5 days until PAB and following the success of my Official Podcamp Toronto Meme here is my un-official Podcasters Across Borders Meme. Add your responses to the comments or post them to your own blog with a PAB2007 Tag. Here we go.

  1. Why are you coming to PAB?
  2. A little homework now: Which PAB registrants would you like to meet? Why?
  3. Who is your “dream interview” for your podcast? Why?
  4. Who would you like to interview at podcamp Podcasters Across Borders?
  5. What is your, “Can’t miss it” session at podcamp Podcasters Across Borders?
  6. What is your favorite podcast?
  7. What is your favorite web resource?
  8. Who is your favorite podsafe musician? (eg. Sean McGaughey).
  9. Ginger or Maryanne?
  10. Bob, Mark, or Tod?

Edit: I goofed. I recycled- revised this from a meme I wrote for Toronto Podcamp and I didn’t take out all the Podcamp references. Sorry.

Filed Under (blog, Midland, music, news, Ontario, PAB2007) by Sean on June-15-2007

I’ve got a bunch of upcoming gigs and volunteering at festivals which may also be prime podcasting opportunities.

Here’s a brief rundown.

June 15: Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life: Rotary Waterfront Part, Penetanguishene: 10:30 pm

June 16: North Simcoe Children’s Festival: Penetanguishene Museum 10:30-2:30 On stage at 12:30

June 16 and 17: Volunteering and podcasting at the Minesing Unplugged Festival.

June 23 and 24: Attending the Podcasters Across Borders convention in Kingston, Ontario.

July 4: Ontario Early Years Centre Fifth Anniversary Picnic: Join us for a family celebration at the Park to celebrate 5 years! We will have fun activities for families, snack, craft, circle time and story time. Sign up and join in the fun! 10:00-1:00 COUCHICHING PARK, ORILLIA

July 6: Ontario Early Years Centre Fifth Anniversary Picnic: Little Lake Park, Midland:  11am-1pm

July 7: Mariposa Folk Festival: Open Stage Volunteer– Children’s Music Workshop 11 am

July 8: Mariposa Folk Festival: Open Stage Volunteer– Children’s Music Workshop 3 pm

I have no guest for Episode 4, just little old me and 2, count ’em 2 brand-spanking new songs.




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

Last week I was deeply moved by this picture in the Toronto Star on Thursday March 29.



The picture, by Cathie Coward, from the Hamilton Spectator shows the impression left when a 5 year old boy fell 9 stories from a balcony– and lived to tell the story. That very day I wrote the song, Angels (© 2007 Sean McGaughey). I hope it moves you as much as it moved me. The article and picture can be found here (from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record).


Every week the volunteers at choose a public domain poem to be recorded by as many volunteers as possible. This week’s poem is Beautiful Soup by Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland.

Song #2 Beautiful Soup ( Written by Lewis Carroll Arranged by Sean McGaughey). I have dedicated my arrangement of Beautiful Soup to the public domain.



Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Canadian Podcast Buffet

Buffalo Live! Music Podcast


White Trash Land

Creative Commons




Upcoming Guests of For the Sake of the Song: Aaron Howes, Ken Allen, Pushbuttons, Chuck Baker and Russ Clayton.

Song 3: Chuck Baker: Music for Depicting Fight Scenes, Riots, etc.

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