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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on July-30-2009

Ed Winacott

Ed Winacott is a member of my songwriting group and a heck of a nice guy.  I caught up with him at our songwriting group’s winter getaway weekend.

Songs:

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

The River Road (©Ed Winacott)

Any Mother’s Son (©Ed Winacott)

Young Again (©Ed Winacott)

Ed  and I both play custom acoustic guitars built by Ron Belanger.

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

Scott Cooper, Sean McGaughey, Caroline Brooks

Caroline Brooks is a singer-songwriter in demand.  She performs solo, as a member of the Brooks Family, in Scott Cooper’s band and as a member of the Good Lovelies.  She has twice come to my school as a mentor to my songwriting club courtesy of Stellula Music in the Schools.  I caught up with her in November at the Rye Cafe.  My apologies for the sound quality on this one.

Songs:

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

The Lumberjack (© Caroline Brooks)

Down, Down, Down  (© Caroline Brooks)

Sleepwalking  (© Kerri Ough)

Links:

Caroline Brooks on Myspace

the Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies Blog

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

This weekend, Canada lost a musical legend and the finest of gentlemen.  Jackie Washington performed jazz and blues standards throughout Canada and the United states for almost 70 years.

This spring during Stellula Music in the Schools week, I asked Hamilton musician, Harrison Kennedy if Jackie Washington had been a musical influence.  He responded that his ‘Uncle Jack’ had been an incredible influence upon him, not just musically but as an exceptional person. I thought that testimony would serve as a fitting tribute to Jackie Washington.

Harrison Kennedy has had a long musical career, beginning as a member of the Chairmen of the Board in the 1970s, with pop music success.  After moving on from the Chairmen of the Board, he moved home to Hamilton and has carved out a reputation as a fine bluesman.  He has 3 CDs out, High Country Blues, Sweet Taste, and Voice Story.  His new CD, One Dog Barking. will be out in September.  You can order Harrison Kennedy’s CDs from http://harrisonkennedy.ca/.

HarrisonKennedy

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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 (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 (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, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on January-30-2009

Makeda Taylor

I first became aware of Makeda Taylor through her many uses of social media and youtube videos to build up a fan base for her music. Makeda is a multi-instrumentalist (keyboards and guitars) with a great big warm voice. She bridges musical genres from pop to folk to gospel to hip-hop. You can find her on the web at makedataylor.com and at viralindie.com.

Songs:

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

Borrowed Time (© Makeda Taylor)

Prodigal (© Makeda Taylor)

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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