This summer I volunteered at the open stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival. There I met Sean Peever, a musician I had been wanting to hear for many years. The two of us and Shawn Sage make up a trifecta of folksinging Seans in Ontario. For this episode, Sean and I both played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger. Listen for a twilight zone moment partway through the show when a fish falls from the sky. I’m not kidding.
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.
Over 20 years ago, I worked with Steve Schellenberg for a winter. Fast forward to 2000 and I became aware of his first CD through an internet mailing list. He performed a house concert at our home on November 5, 2000. At that time, I also wrote a review of his debut album, Here Goes. Over the past 10 years, I have presented Steve in my home several times and as a headliner at the Mundy’s Bay Folk Society, and he has produced 3 wonderful albums. Steve has recently moved to the Ottawa area from Winnipeg. It was a wonderful surprise when he emailed me a few weeks ago to say that he was doing a house concert in the next town over from me. We had a wonderful conversation in my rec room. Enjoy.