Archive for May, 2009

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

Alyssa Wright Don Bray, The Brights

I’ve known Don Bray for about 17 years.  We met at an open stage, and I was struck by his insightful lyrics and virtuoso musicianship from the first time I heard him.  He was one of the first people I wanted to interview for my podcast but it took a couple years for us to connect.  It was worth the wait.  I think it’s fitting that he is my guest for episode 100.

We sat down in a quiet room during our songwriting group’s annual winter getaway weekend.  He was accompanied on vocals, Cello, and title reminders by Alyssa Wright.  Don and Alyssa are both solo performers but they have also released their first CD as The Brights: Live, Love, Dream.

Songs:

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

Lonely No More (© Don Bray)

A Good Day (© Don Bray)

These Miles  (© Don Bray)

Beds and Boots (© S. McGaughey)

Links

Don Bray

Alyssa Wright

The Brights

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Join us for a live recording celebrating 100 Episodes of For the Sake of the Song 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, news) by Sean on May-23-2009

Tonight the Wild Turkeys and I area backing up 2 of my student songwriters at a gala concert at King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene for Stellula Music in the Schools featuring Ariana Gillis and Sarah Slean.

On May 31, I’m opening the last Rockin’ The Cradle at the Tranzac Club in Toronto featuring Jenny Omnichord, and to complete the circle of life, the Leonids will play again, this time with the full band.

Finally,  Join us for a live recording of For the Sake of the Song celebrating 100 episodes 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 (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)

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.

Add this podcast to your favorite podcatcher at http://feeds.feedburner.com/For_The_Sake_Of_The_Song

or Subscribe in Itunes

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 (Barrie, blog, computer, for the sake of the song, news, Ontario, podcamp, podcast, software) by Sean on May-6-2009

Podcamp London was held on April 28, 2009.  It was a wonderful gathering of podcasting, tech and social media enthusiasts from throughout central Ontario.     Kudos go to Bill, Titus, Will and all the organizers of the event.

John Meadows of the On the Log podcast and I presented a session at Podcamp London entitled:  Free is Good about free and open source audio production and podcasting tools.  Here are the audio and the slides of that session.  (Click on the slide to advance)

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