Not a whole lot of back story to this one other than the fact that I’m not feeling very well today, but not so much that I can’t put this six song out. It’s cool, rainy, and cloudy in Vancouver, so I went mellow for today’s theme.
Rebecca and I gather in the studio to record this episode before the puck drops on a Canucks game. Of course, if you want to hear more of the hockey talk, check out The Crazy Canucks.
In this episode, we talk about the Northern Voice conference and try to make our case to the organizers of the event as to why we deserve one of the travel bursaries to attend the event. We also talk about Rebecca’s upcoming involvement with the Amazing Hunt in Vancouver. Matthew Good has a new album that he’s recording, and your dear hosts have a few other tidbits to share in that area.
All ska, but not all the time. That’s right. Six tracks of music thought dead, but I beg to differ. I actually put a bit more commentary into this episode. Never knew I could talk that much about ska music, but that’s just the way it is. All tracks come to you via the Podsafe Music Network.
Our first episode back in the studio after quite a while. We’ve been having too much fun with the video podcasts, so it’s about time that we got back into the groove of the strictly audio world. We recorded this just ahead of watching the Canucks play on TV, so you’ll hear the sound of glass bottles clink in the background just a little bit. We’ll leave it up to you to figure out what’s inside of them.
I’m posting this during the second intermission, so I’ll make this brief.
One of the highlights from 2006 was our interview with Jim Ward from Sparta [RZ]. Watching the band’s success grow with the release of their album, Threes, has been really fun. Latest news, according to their MySpace page, is that they’ll be on Conan O’Brien this coming Tuesday.
SPARTA LIVE ON CONAN!
Sparta will be performing live on Conan O’Brien this TUESDAY, JANUARY 16th! If you live in the NY area and are dying to attend, tickets are sold out, BUT you can call this number (212.664.3056) in case someone cancels to get on a waiting list!
Public Sparta Show Added at Sundance!
If you live in the Park City or Salt Lake City area, we have good news for you! Sparta has added an evening show, open to the public at Star Bar!
Tickets are $15 at the door.
The Star Bar
“The Offical Music Venue of the Sundance Film Festival”
268 Main St
Park City, UT 84060
Doors @ 9PM
We’ve walked around the Park several times since it was closed several weeks ago [audihertz] after a storm with hurricane-force winds blasted its way through. Understandably shut off to public due to the branches, debris and fallen trees that litter the landscape to such a degree that upon beholding the devastation, a lump forms in your throat. Mother Nature sure did a number on the place. Yesterday local news was reporting that the Park had been re-opened [cbc], mostly because of the loss in tourist revenue. Stanley Park Drive, the perimeter road, was opened up although several trails were still closed off to the public. We decided to walk around one of the barriers blocking our favourite, and most frequently traveled trail. The video documents our finds. This is another video attempt with the Nokia 6682 camera phone, so if you have any comments on the quality (and even the content) please let us know in the comment section. Run time 20:07
On a whim, we found ourselves downtown yesterday and couldn’t resist taking a walk down by the water before heading home. With the Nokia in my pocket, we made this video to put it into a podcast. It was a gorgeous day as the sun was setting on Vancouver.
Be sure to leave feedback on these vids we’ve been making with our cellphones. I know that the quality might be slightly lacking, but it’s so easy to make them. Turn around is quick and not very painful. We’ll probably keep doing little vids like this from time to time, so I hope you don’t mind seeing our faces once and a while.
In the last video podcast, we made mention about various ways that you can help support our podcast. Our hope is you understand that we don’t plan to make tons of money with the content we produce with RadioZoom. The simple fact is that all of this is done through our own investments.
With a recent redesign to the website for RadioZoom, I overlooked the donation page. The donate button for the RadioZoom account on PayPal is back and fully functioning.
Anything you would contribute would go towards some of the following things that make RadioZoom available:
Web server storage
Audio editing software
This podcast has been going since 2004, and we plan to keep going into 2007 for sure. Even if everyone who downloaded an episode donated $5, that investment would help us out immensely. Of course, there are much more pressing things in the world to donate your money to, but if you take some entertainment from the antics we bring you, then this is the perfect way to show your appreciation.
This is a major experiment with cellphone technology to do a video podcast. Not the best quality in the world, but in a pinch, this Nokia can do some nice stuff. Leave comments and do your worst. I told you we’d do something before Christmas, and this is coming in right under the wire.
We were driving around, checking out the festive lights in the area, so I had the idea to make this vid while we made our way back home from Christmas Eve gatherings. A year in review, hopes for the new year, and other various things that I can’t remember. Watch it to find out. We have Christmas things to enjoy right now.
A little while ago Jim from Aberdeen City (the very cool manager that set up the interview with us for RadioZoom) emailed me to ask for our address. Yesterday our Christmas greeting arrived from the band. It included more information about the free holiday download that’s being offered on their official website. All is explained in my recent post [The Gift of Digital Music]
“…we thought it appropriate to record a Christmas song in our hotel instead. We’re floating it out there as a free digital single for all of you, packaged with a never-released late night driving version of “God is Going To Get Sick of Me”. Use the below link to download the songs and the artwork.” www.aberdeenmusic.com/holidaysingle