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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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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 (Barrie, for the sake of the song, music, podcast) by Sean on February-15-2009

jorynash For the past 10 years, Jory Nash has been playing house concerts, folk clubs, festivals, and summer camps. I caught up to him at the Mariposa Folk Festival after a long day of workshops and great music.  We were both in a bit of a pensive and reflective mood.  Jory has 5 CDs to his credit. He  is an insightful songwriter and a dynamic performer.  For this episode, Jory and I  played a lovely handmade guitar built by Ron Belanger.  After the festival was over, I ended up buying one of Ron’s guitars.

Songs:

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

God Don’t Know Me Anymore(© Jory Nash)

Trouble Comes and Goes (© Jory Nash)

Alone Without a Song(© Sean McGaughey)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast) by Sean on November-20-2008

Please allow me a little self indulgence here.  (Who am I kidding– podcasting is a self-indulgent activity).  Last week I met with my friend Ron Belanger at theGood Vibes Coffee House to pick up my new Ron Belanger handmade guitar.  Here is a recording of my first set of my own songs with my new guitar.  Enjoy.



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, Simcoe County) by Sean on October-15-2008

Artemis Chartier

Chartier and Dale Russell are the founders of the School Alliance for Student Songwriters (SASS), a group which facilitates songwriting clubs in schools and arranges songwriting showcases and contests for students in the Durham County region of Ontario and in British Columbia.

I met them in September at the launch party/brainstorming session for the Stellula Songwriting in the Schools initiative here in Simcoe County. Artemis Chartier is a high school teacher and singer-songwriter. Dale Russell was a guitar player with the Guess Who for 17 years in the 80’s and 90s. They are lovely people and wonderful songwriters. Be sure to check out the SASS website to see the wonderful things they are doing with enabling young people to tell their stories through song.

Songs:

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

Walked on Air (© Artemis Chartier)

The Place Where We Come From (© Dale Russell and Max Smith)

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Dale Russell



Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Uncategorized) by Sean on September-29-2008

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

This show I have no guest. Instead I’m looking back on past episodes, forward to future shows, and I play the newest song that I’ve written. I was inspired to write after over a year by Stevie Z’s monthly songwriting challenge at badlybent.ca.

The August challenge was

  1. GENRECountry
  2. TOPIC Summer
  3. WORD/PHRASEBridge

My new Song: Summer’s Journey (©2008 S. McGaughey)

John Meadows from the On The Log Podcast with his song Friends Again (©2008 John Meadows)

Songwriting Clubs in Schools:
www.stellulamusic.com
Bringing Music to the children and youth of Simcoe County.
Student Songwriting Clubs
Spring Week of Music in Schools
Spring Community Concert

Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell are the founders of the School Alliance for Student Songwriters (SASS), a group which facilitates songwriting clubs in schools and arranges songwriting showcases and contests for students in the Durham County region of Ontario and in British Columbia. Dale and Artemis are my guests on the next episode of For the Sake of the Song.

Song: Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell: Do it for the Love (©Dale Russell)

Songwriting Resources

Tom Slatter is a London, UK based songwriter and podcaster. He is half of the acoustic pop duo We’ll Write and produces the wonderful Songwright blog and podcast where he explores music theory to get inside the structure and process of crafting a song. He has recently released a free Ebook of Songwriting Worksheets for the Songwriting Guitarist as an incentive for people to sign up for his mailing list. In it, he includes, For the Sake of the Song on a list of online songwriting resources. Check out my feature interview with Tom: For the Sake of the Song with Tom Slatter

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog

Bryan Murdaugh


followthatsong is a recently launched blog by my friend Paul Court, the founder of BADASS– The Barrie and District Association for Singer-Songwriters. I interviewed Paul about a year ago on For the Sake of the Song, while he was in the process of writing his newly released CD, Blood and Fire: The Donelley Project. For the Sake of the Song with guest Paul Court

Song: The Ballad of Billy Farrell from Blood and Fire: The Donnelly Project (©paul court)

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Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, Ontario, podcast, twistedpines) by Sean on September-15-2008

Wild Turkeys

On the afternoon of May 15, the Wild Turkey Outfit performed at my school for 300+ appreciative children and their teachers. They wowed the children with their down-home charm and their tight blugrass and western harmonies.

Afterwards, I was also able to interview them for For the Sake of the Song.

Songs:

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

The Polecat Holler (© Wild Turkey Outfit)

Asking for Trouble (© Wild Turkey Outfit)

Hurleyville Taxi (© Wild Turkey Outfit)


Name Dropping (links)

The Wild Turkey Outfit

Twisted Pines Movies and Music

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