Time for a blog entry with all the interviews from 2009. One of those things where I knew there was a few but once I added them up it got to be a longer list than I though. [Added Allison Crowe which got lost in all the copy and paste I was doing]
Thanks to all those who gave time to be interviewed for the show in 2009. Time to go “Romper Room” and say thanks to Sora, Fergus, Ray, Andrea, Melanie, Tim, Melissa, Bryan, Ian, Toni Marie, Robin, Allison, Neate, Laurie, Gerry and Kirsten. Whew. Close to 18 hours of radio here so many weeks worth of listening if you missed some of them.
Sora on her latest CD and her music for this episode.
Fergus O’Byrne from the legendary Newfoundland group Ryan’s Fancy joins the show.
Ray Johnson from Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers before their tour stop in Kingston.
Andrea Wittgens, the first Queen’s graduate to join the show. Originally from Antigonish, NS and currently living in Seattle.
Melanie Samson a singer/songwriter from Newfoundland who sings in English and French. And she’s also a schoolteacher and we discuss that and her experience at the ECMA’s.
Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta! in an interview where he was walking around Toronto on a day off on his cellphone. Put together at the last minute before they came to Kingston last spring but it worked out well.
Melissa DiMarco from Out There before an episode where she visited Nova Scotia.
Bryan Page from Faded Blue on the 2 year anniversary show of the radio show. Interview was done live during the show as opposed to the usual taped scenario.
Ian Foster joined the program for the 3rd time before his 2009 tour. This time he drove from Newfoundland to Ontario, then flew to British Columbia for some dates.
Toni-Marie Wiseman from NTV who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald and helped get the Fergus O’Byrne interview. We talk about how she started out in radio and then moved to TV. Cover a lot of topics including her favorite songs.
Allison Crowe and her music for 2 hours.
Neate Sager on the Queen’s Golden Gaels Vanier Cup run.
Robin Meade from HLN’s Morning Express joined the show during her book tour. Day we taped it she was doing a book signing that night in her native Ohio.
Two Olympic torchbearers from the Kingston area, Laurie Walker and Rev. Gerry Moore. Then with Kirsten Mihailides from the Coca-Cola side of the Torch relay organizers.
Thanks again to all those who joined the show during 2009. Going to be hard to top that list of guests in 2010, but I’ll see who I can bring to the airwaves.
Queen’s Hockey tonight at 7:30pm against RMC. Friday the show will be a bit shorter due to another hockey game at 7:30pm followed by Queen’s Basketball Saturday at 8pm. Busy week of University sports on the station.
Lazy Saturday afternoon in Kingston. But not too lazy that I didn’t put up the show from last night.
Lead off the show with a request for Great Big Sea.
Then interview with Melanie Samson and her CD in its entirety.
End the hour with a song by Dominique Dupuis.
A link to purchase Melanie’s CD is from her MySpace page. Thanks again to her for doing the interview.
Second hour starts with an idea to read some people’s Twitter posts on air. I went longer than expected. 🙂 Amazing the segment went since I had no script and just a few notes.
Then music of Hey Rosetta, Faded Blue, Ryan Neilson, Christine Crawford and Greg Keelor.
I figured out a segway from the Twitter segment to the Hey Rosetta song ‘Holy Shit [What a Relief]’. It makes sense if you listen to it.
They’re coming through a lot of Canada on a tour. Start in BC tonight. Then Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast on a tour. Stopping in Kingston April 17th at the Grad Club.
Yes, bit late on a Friday. 28 Minutes before the show starts. Tonight Melanie Samson interview and her CD in its entirety. Some new music too, which I’d write more about but I’m in a rush.
Idea tonight is to also read some Twitter posts on air for fun. Few caught my eye and it will transition well into a Hey Rosetta song. Which one? Stay tuned.
Touch on a few things today, first the interview with Melanie Samson is this Friday. You can visit her MySpace page to preview some songs and purchase the CD.
And her page on Twitter.
Next up, the CFRC end of the year awards. Which are held at this time of year because the end of the school year is coming up. These are voted by the volunteers. Since the CFRC site is still on the back up one [Wow, those hackers must’ve done some damage to the AMS servers] I’ll publish them here.
Best Spoken word: Alternative Frequency
Best NEW program: Gender Bender
Best Music and Spoken word Hybrid: [Tie] Aboriginal Voices and Cognitive Dissonance
Best Cultural: Atlantis
Best Beats and Rhythms: Captain Funkbags Funktastic Funksplosian
Best Indie Rock/Pop: [Tie] London Calling and The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Best Goth/Metal/Ind: Dark Carnival
Best Folk/Bluegrass: Small Towns, Big Dreams
Best Specialty: Artists and Music of the 20th Century
2 ties? Chance of that must’ve been really small.
I missed the awards night but heard from a fellow host on Facebook that I won an award. Went to the station yesterday and found out I was awarded the ‘Broadcast Bear’ this year. Goes to a volunteer for their dedication and hard work for the station. Cool.
I get my name engraved on a plaque at the station and on a Broadcast Bear metal mug that is at the station. All the winners since the early 1980’s are on it. That’s quite a few years. So my name will be at the station for years and years. Didn’t think about that till today. 🙂
And since I’m on news from the station, last night this went up on Out of Left Field. Tyler King from the CFRC sports broadasts and Offsides is heading off to Syracuse University. Took this from Neate’s post.
“Kinger, who’s graduating from Queen’s in a couple months, will be taking his master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s got a long name, so you know it’s gotta be good.”
Since I help out every week on Offsides I knew a bit about this. But now it’s official. Congrats to Tyler. He was also the Sports Co-ordinator at the station the past year.
Away from a school that had that silly attempt at a name change from Golden Gaels to Queen’s Gaels. Off to a place that changed their team name from the Orangemen to “THE Orange”. Hmmm, so they sound like similar places. 🙂
Picked up my tickets for the Buddy Wasisname show in May at the Grand Theatre. Place looks great from the inside. First time I set foot in the place since the renovations.
And thanks to my sister I have a ticket for U2 in Toronto this September at SkyDome. Going with her and her boyfriend. Is a bit strange to have a concert plan for a date after the summer. It’s not even April and here I am with a ticket for a show on a Wednesday night in the fall.
I better wrap it up for today. Finishing up editing the interview with Melanie. I’ll play her entire CD on Friday’s show.
Thanks to Gary Kelly for the comment on the Twitter blog post. He was wondering if Faye Grim was really Toni Marie. It is easy to fake people’s identity on Twitter, but it is her. 🙂
Another account to add to the list. Bart Given from the Inside The Majors blog is on Twitter. Right now he has two followers. So we’ll try to increase that. At least past 10.
Last week did show what happens online. Sometimes one post can start a snowball effect. My one post on Inside the Majors was read by Neate Sager on Out of Left Field. Neate posted about it, which then got picked up by some Jays sites. Now it’s spread to baseball message boards. Latest I found is someone from Toronto who works for Google posting about it on Twitter.
Of course a blog by someone with a lot of baseball knowledge would’ve been noticed anyway. But we’ll ignore that. 🙂
Friday night I’ll have the interview with Melanie Samson I did recently. Then I’ll finally have caught up with the interviews I taped over the last month. I’ll also be playing her CD during the show.
U.S. is out of the World Baseball Classic. And it’s hardly a story. After the game last night I go to ESPN.com. It’s not the main story, not even highlighted as a big story. It was the 4th one down on the side of the page. Even now it’s behind a story about A-Rod’s rehab on his hip. Jeez, there’s a sign how low on the totem pole the WBC is.
I joined Twitter on a whim last June. Friend here in Kingston, Tommy Vallier, told me he was on it. He had good things to say about it. And a few podcasters I interviewed during Podcasters Across Borders was on it. So I thought, why not?
I’ve known it has grown a crazy amount in the last year. But not exactly how much till listening to the Net@Night podcast with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur.
How about this “unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to seven million in February 2009.”
Damn, that’s a big jump. And that growth is the reason for that new horrible Facebook layout. They’re trying to copy Twitter and just annoying everyone.
I started finding musicians on there too last year which has helped me find stuff for the show. The one thing good about it, is unlike Facebook you don’t have to sign up to read someone’s account. So with the news about the growth I thought I’d go through some people I follow. Most with an East Coast connection, well not the first two.
David Lynch director of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive. He gives people a daily weather forecast 5 days a week from L.A. On his account there and video version of it on his website.
All those great, strange movies and there he is just saying what the weather is like. I check it everyday just because I can’t believe he does it 5 days a week. Dedication.
Erica Ehm. Remember when MuchMusic was cool, and had music videos, and was a channel you would watch, and it didn’t totally suck? Ya, it’s been a long time. But you can read updates from Erica Ehm and remember the good ole days. lol.
Teresa Ennis just joined up recently, I made fun of her Habs losing to the Leafs a few minutes ago. 5-2 at home to Toronto? At least people in Montreal should take solace in that it looks like there won’t be any need to RIOT like they did last spring. That’s right, a low blow but deserved when you trash the city after a 1st round victory.
Recently played on the show, found this after she appeared on Radio ECMA.
Brent from The Lever Pulled, a recent addition who in the last month has already threatened to end his Twitter account. LOL. So follow it while you still can. 🙂
Gary Kelly’s account where you can find a tonne of accounts from Newfoundland. Like mine.
Melanie Samson, my interview with her airs next Friday.
Neate Sager’s blog Out Of Left Field. Does sometimes have other people contribute to the account too, if I remember correctly.
Sean from Great Big Sea. Lots of updates from the road.
Latest friend of mine to join on a whim. You’re thinking, “Faye Grim? Who is that?” You would know her by her real name, Toni Marie Wiseman. Yes, Toni who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald. That’s for those not from Newfoundland. If you’re from the province you know who she is. 🙂
That username is taken from a movie she likes. An obscure movie I had never heard of either.
She told me it was movie she loved but not many people do. Movie database rates it 6.6 out of 10. One comment is that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen. ha ha.
Toni has a great sense of humour. Which you only catch a glimpse of on the news. Just look at this on her Twitter account.
Location: In your living room.
Bio: Da girl what does da news.
And we’re both big Monty Python fans, to show you our sense of humour. Yes, we are the type of people who can quote from the movies. Off the top of my head without any Google help.
“I mean if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d have me put away.”
Ahhh, Holy Grail. That reminds me, John Cleese is on too.
Oh and my account. But after the Minister of Silly Walks that’s a step down. 🙂
#Update, show will be uploaded on Saturday night. Bit later than usual.
Tonight quick interview with Ray Johnson with Buddy Wasisname as they are starting a new tour. Hit Kingston May 5th at the Grand Theatre. And some music from the band.
Also music of Sharona Clarke, Justin Merdsoy, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Kelli Trottier. Can I cram all of that into 2 hours? Tune in and find out. 🙂
And after the show I’m conducting another interview, this time with Melanie Samson. Next Friday I’ll play the interview with Andrea Wittgens and her CD in it’s entirety. Spoke to Andrea over 40 minutes so I have a lot of content to work with.