Played a song on the show over the last couple of years that has become a short film. Ian Foster on his album ‘The Evening Light’ has a track called ‘A Large Crowd Gathers for the Deceased Jeff Elliot’s Encore Performance’. Story from The Telegram on it.
“Musician to make film debut at this year’s Nickel” by Tara Bradbury
“One Monday night in the middle of a Newfoundland winter, Dan heads to The Ship Pub to take in an unlikely show – a posthumous concert featuring Jeff Eliot. Jeff wasn’t really a big deal prior to his death. His music drifted out of half-broken PAs and into restless drunken crowds for years, but that all changed after he died. Suddenly, fame happened. People who had not seen him in life yearned for him after death. They yearned for the last show. And this time, they got what they wanted.”
So reads St. John’s singer/songwriter Ian Foster’s synopsis for his first foray into filmmaking, a short film called “One More Song,” which will premiere at this year’s Nickel Independent Film Festival. The film started off as a song – “A Large Crowd Gathers for the Deceased Jeff Elliot’s Encore Performance,” which eventually went on to be featured on Foster’s most recent album, “The Evening Light” – and a short story, which earned Foster a Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award in 2010 in the senior fiction category.
This is the website for the short film which premiered at the festival recently.
Trailer: One More Song – A Short Film by Ian Foster
The newest update from is Ian won ‘Best Screenplay’ at the film festival. Picture from Ian.
I won a The Nickel Independent Film Festival award last night: “Best Screenplay” for One More Song. It’s a giant pewter nickel! It has been a great week at the festival, and I’ve met some cool folks. Thanks to the cast and crew who worked on the film – a year and a half ago, this thing was an idea, and now here we are. It’s a pretty great day! #offtoseethenickel
Congrats to Ian on the award.
Here is last Friday’s episode, few days late but internet problems at work this week.
“Open up with David Myles, Duane Andrews and The Once. New music from Ria Mae, The Penny Blacks, Andrea Simms Karp and Ian Foster. Holidays coming up and a brand new song for this time of year with ‘Christmas by the Sea’ by Stephanie Beaumont. Followed by Natalie McMaster who will be on the show next week. Some of the remastered ‘Fogarty’s Cove’ album by Stan Rogers. End the show with Allison Crowe who is in the midst of some Christmas concerts.”
On Twitter I’ve linked to the Sea and Be Scene website before but time to do a write up as well. Stephanie Beaumont started it last year and she had a YouTube channel for the videos and did start a podcast too. Best source to keep track of music on the East Coast as she has interviewed a lot of them. She’s based in Nova Scotia so a little bit easier than me in Ontario. 🙂
All my interviews have been phoners so far. Does lead to interesting behind the scenes things. Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta! did an interview on his cell phone while walking around Toronto on a day off during a tour. Air Traffic Control stopped at a gas station pay-phone somewhere in Quebec to give me a call as they were driving back from Ontario to Nova Scotia.
She describes the site : “We are an entertainment based, magazine style website designed to celebrate the 4 Atlantic Provinces. Our goal is to profile all the people, places and things that make Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island so very special.”
Sure readers will reconginze Stephanie from her music or TV work. When I lived in Ottawa Valley I was in a small place that had about 15 channels on cable. When some new stations popped up in mid 90s we somehow got Discovery Channel and a music one called NCN. Both those channels are still around, although anyone under 20 is wondering ‘What the heck was NCN?’. It stood for “New Country Network” which you know today as “CMT Canada”. We had no MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic or any other music station on this small cable system. So on Saturdays they had something called Rock N Country where they would play a mix of Country Videos, Rock and Pop. Being as it was my only source of music videos I watched pretty much every week. Could have a song from Stephanie, Hootie and the Blowfish and Bob Seger in the same set.
From a site on Cape Breton called ‘What’s Going On’.
Beaumont is an award winning country singer who had a string of hits on the Canadian country music charts from 1995 to 2000. Her two albums, Love And Dreams and Way Over My Heart, delivered nine Top 40 hits for the Nova Scotia singer.
She won the Outstanding New Female Artist Award at the RPM Big Country Awards in 1999 on the strength of her 1998 album Way Over My Heart. She also received nominations for The Rising Star Award and The Top Female Vocalist Award from the Canadian Country Music Association.
Although she hasn’t released any new music since 2000, she did join Cape Breton musician Aaron Lewis this year in a duet on his new album. Aaron says, “She has such a pure voice and strong delivery, I knew she was the one for the duet of Separate Lives on my new CD.”
She does have some new music which is at the end of this post.
Few years later got satellite TV and I had all these channels from across Canada. After years of barely having 15 I would watch a tonne of shows just to see what they were like. Watching an entertainment show in Alberta called ‘Wired’ and who pops up as host? Stephanie. Goes back to what I’ve said before Canadian Media is a smaller group than you would imagine.
She was popular during her time in Edmonton as evidence by a message board I found through Google. A thread was started about the women on TV news in Edmonton, or as they put it the “Hotties”. [Not the most serious topic I know] This was after she had left the station;
“ohhhh yes Stephanie Beaumont has to be the best!”
“Stephanie Beaumont is another young lady that I have met…. very attractive.”
Somewhere in Nova Scotia she is turning red. With Christmas coming up RED is a holiday colour. Did show she left an impression in Alberta. Her bio from http://seaandbescene.com
“I was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, so I guess you could say that I’m biased – but I’ve found an awful lot of people who’ll back me up – you’ll find them here on Sea and be Scene – waving the ‘fun flag’ where the 4 Atlantic Provinces are concerned – and I’m meeting more every day…locals, CFA’s, tourists, you name it – they love living here, moving here, visiting here and they want to share the love – as do I.
I should tell you too – that I love what I do – creating and producing this site (together with family, friends, and one rockin’ website team) – is a dream come true. My career path through corporate marketing in Toronto, to singing on stages around the world, to broadcasting on TV and radio stations across the country has lead me back to the province of my birth and this web-site.
Sea and be Scene has allowed me to reunite with many friends I had met along the way and back in the day…and it will allow me the chance to meet new and wonderful folk in the future.
For a people person like me these are exciting times!”
She has a Christmas song out for the holidays which I’ll play this week on the show and over the next few shows leading up to Christmas. You can get it through iTunes or Amazon.
Here is a post about all the people who helped with the song as well.
Finally the YouTube page with 260 videos and counting.
Tomorrow on the show, might have an interview. If everything works out. Last minute changes so it’s up in the air. Tune it at 7pm EST tomorrow and find out. The interview would be taped Friday afternoon so it will be down to the wire.
Uploaded this show and forgot to post it. Show from 2 weeks ago, will upload last week’s show later on.
Tonight’s episode was brand new music for the entire 2 hours. Kendra Gale, Tom Terrell, Shannay Smith, Andrew Doyle, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers all in this first hour of the show.
Continue the 2 hours of brand new music. Matchstick Mike and the Chain Smoking Alter Boys, Ian Foster, Scott Parsons Band, John Connolly, Ashley Condon, The Olympic Symphonium and wrap it up with Kelly Sloan.
If you missed the show a week ago, I’ll be in doing new shows over the holidays. Christmas Eve, live as usual. New Year’s Eve a new show as well. That might be taped. I work that night so depending on things I might tape that ahead of time. Last year I worked Christmas and was off for New Year’s. This year the opposite. Either way new content over the holiday season.
I knew there was a back log of episodes to put online, didn’t know it was as far back as July. Had some time off in August then football season came early before September and it snowballed from there.
Music of Matt Anderson, some Stan Rogers on vinyl and Jill Barber who was playing Kingston that month.
Music of Jill Barber, Ryan’s Fancy, David Myles, Chris Kirby, Hey Rosetta! and Ian Foster.
New music from Great Big Sea. Also tracks from Don Brownrigg and Neil Dobson.
Neil Dobson, Gulliver’s Spree, Stan Rogers, Ross Neilsen
So with that, a quick version of the picks. Plus I worked on a little NFL related blog post that will be a long one. Part NFL, part TV and mostly just a funny comparison that worked out well.
Texans over Chargers. San Diego won again and Houston didn’t show up against the Colts. Have to stick with the Texans one more week. They lose this they’re going back to choke artists at 4-4.
Cardinals over Vikings. Just on principle I’m not picking Brad Childress this week. What an idiot. Would’ve been idiot coach of the week but my team is the Redskins. [The topic for the long blog post]
Saints over Panthers. Saints with a good win against the Steelers. Could be a trap game but Panthers are 2nd worst in the league.
Patriots over Browns. New England quietly 6-1. Some games they haven’t been their best and still win. Either worrisome for some fans or a good sign. You win playing badly I’d say that’s a good thing.
Bucs over Falcons. Tampa Bay, I still can’t figure them out. 5-2 record and QB Freeman with another 4th quarter comeback win last week. Weird.
Bears over Bills? Nah, I can’t do that. Bills over Bears. Buffalo with two overtime losses to the Chiefs and Ravens is more impressive. I know it’s in Toronto. Neutral site, pretty much.
Ravens over Dolphins. Baltimore should win this one. The next game, is on Thursday so that’s a short week.
Jets over Lions. Detroit beating Washington last week is a whole other blog.
Giants over Seahawks. Seattle has to go to their back up QB, Charlie Whitehurst. Two ways to go. Giants dealing with a QB they’ve never seen or hammering a QB who doesn’t have much experience. I’m going with NYG.
Colts over Eagles. Indy handled Houston so Philly should’nt be that hard.
Chiefs over Raiders. Game of the week, and it’s not a joke. 5-2 KC against 4-4 Oakland. Raiders ahead of San Diego in the division
Sunday night, Green Bay over Dallas. Let’s ignore the Cowboys till end of the season or when they fire Wade.
Monday night, Pittsburgh over Cincinnati. Bengals play their division tough, for whatever reason. Don’t see Steelers losing two in a row.
Episode 18 : Ian Foster 2010
Live interview with Ian Foster I did last Friday. Only 2nd live interview done for the show. Usually I tape ahead of time. Ian joined the show for the 4th time. Here are his tour dates in Ontario. Shorter tour than previous times. Luckily for Ian no long drive from St. John’s to Ontario either. Took a flight to Toronto.
First show is tonight as I type this so here are the tour dates.
July 29th – The Central, Toronto, ON: w/Dave Borins and Ann Vriend
July 30th – Twisted Pines, Toronto, ON: festival workshop
July 30th – Twisted Pines, Toronto, ON: Evening Concert
July 31st – Twisted Pines, Toronto, ON: festival workshop
July 31st – Twisted Pines, Toronto, ON: Evening Concert
Aug 1st – The Cornestone, Guelph, ON
Aug 4th – The Moonshine Cafe, Oakville, ON
Aug 6th – The London Music Club, London, ON: w/Claire Danaher and TBA
To download Episode 18 visit:
Last minute but we’ll have Ian Foster on tonight’s show. Quick live interview about 10 minutes. He’s coming to Ontario starting next week. Last summer if you remember he had a long tour. Drove from Newfoundland to Ontario while doing some dates along the way. Then flew out to Vancouver and played some gigs in B.C.
This summer just a short tour of Ontario. We’ll chat for a few minutes about that and his recent European dates. 4th summer in a row talking to Ian on the phone. Tradition continues tonight at 6pm EST.
New music for the entire first hour. Open up with Allison Crowe from her disc ‘Spiral’. David Myles with his CD ‘Turn Time Off’. Joe Belly’s ‘Nickels and Dimes’ and Wintersleep’s ‘New Inheritors’ keep the new music going.
Wrap up the first hour with a brand new song from Ian Foster called ‘Sparrow’. Taken from a live radio appearance he made in the Netherlands. Interview from that show and his entire 6 song set is played during the second hour.
A chat with Stephane Racle about RCW 139 in the second hour. A fan convention being held in Toronto from August 13th-15th for the show Due South. Before the interview I play Holly Cole Trio ‘Que Sera Sera’. She was in an episode of the show and that song was used. After the interview I play Stan Rogers ‘Northwest Passage’ which was also used in Due South.
End the show with a set Ian Foster did in Holland. Found this from his Facebook page. Contacted the host Thomas and asked if I could use it and he graciously agreed. Ian being interviewed on Blueprint then he plays a 6 song live set.
Some more information on Blueprint.
“Since 1998 Thomas Kaldijk is hosting his roots show ‘Blueprint’ at the Dutch local station Radio Parkstad. Since late 2003 it is also broadcast by another northern Dutch radiostation: Radio LOK. In ‘Blueprint’ you can listen to honest and genuine musicstyles like southern soul, blues, country and rock and roll: rootsmusic from past and present with heart and soul.”