RZ#118 – Interview with Jim Ward of Sparta at Richards on Richards


Jim Ward of SpartaAnother adventure with the podcasting project, RadioZoom gets the opportunity to hang out with Jim Ward, front man for the band Sparta, during their one night visit on their current tour. Richards on Richards was the venue for this evening, and both Rebecca and I had a really great time.

We discuss a variety of topics, ranging from what life on the road is like, the making of the latest album, Jim’s prior experiences with Vancouver, a little bit of politics, and we discover a little more of what life is like in Jim’s hometown of El Paso, Texas. (Note: explicit language)

It was an amazing opportunity for the interview, and the performance that night was nothing short of being absolutely stellar. We take a moment back in “the studio” to reflect on the overall experience and review what we saw on stage that night.

Music featured in this episode is all by Sparta

  • breaking the broken
  • syncope
  • p.o.m.e.
  • the most vicious crime

59:48 minutes

RZ#116 – Interview with Aberdeen City at Richards on Richards


Aberdeen City w/Electric Six - InterviewThis episode goes mobile as Rebecca and I spend some time with Aberdeen City before they take the stage at Richards on Richards in Vancouver. They were in town on October 17, 2006 on their North American tour, opening up for Electric Six. Answering an email that Rebecca sent them, they arranged for us to be on the guest list and hang out in the green room before the show started.

We get into a variety of topics, including life on the road, their brief time in Vancouver, what it’s like to tour with Electric six, and so on. The whole atmosphere is very laid back and unscripted. You get to hear the whole interview from beginning to end, with only minor editing to make all the segments flow together. Call it what you want, but this is podcasting. There are no rules. (FYI: some explicit language is used in this episode)

On a technical note, this is my first time using Levelator in an episode. This was very useful with the raw audio that I recorded of the interview. I’ve been impressed with what it can do and recommend checking it out for yourself.


54:51 minutes

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RZ#109 – Matthew Good: Last night in Vancouver and a private performance


Matthew Good's home performance (Photo credit: Dan Lilly[Matthew Good invited us into his home for a private concert on the last night that he would be a resident of Vancouver. Rebecca was fortunate enough to not only get an invite, but Good asked her to live blog the event for the world. Only 20 fans were invited, some from the local area while others grabbed a flight to be there with barely 24 hours notice. This episode is our attempt to share more of that experience. If you are a fan or a listener of this podcast, I hope you understand why we did this episode and maybe learn a little more about Matthew Good.

All music featured in this episode by Matthew Good

  • while we were hunting rabbits
  • near fantastica (acoustic)
  • fated
  • prime time deliverance
  • strange days

68:08 minutes

RadioZoom #028 – 03.15.2005


Single artist focus on Dick Prall (dickprall.com), artist orginally from Iowa and now calls Chicago home. Five songs of his stuff, a little bit about him, and how I know the guy. Bit alt/country, bit pop rock, but good music for everyone to enjoy. Send audio comments and songs to radiozoom [at] gmail [dot] com.

29:33 minutes