Posts Tagged ‘The Alder Fork Podcast’

Love, I Don’t Like To See So Much Pain

October 16, 2009

No reason for the Peter Gabriel quote.  In Your Eyes is one of my favourite songs of all time.  Beautiful.

New podcast today.  You can click on it over on the side there–>.  Today’s show features The Alder Fork performing at my recent festival. Here are two more video clips from the show (thanks to Martin!):

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The Festival Is Coming To Your Computer

September 29, 2009

New podcast is up tonight. As always you can find it over on the sidebar, or subscribe to it on iTunes (so you never miss an episode). As promised this is the first snippet of material from The Alder Fork Festival.  You can hear all of Matthew Blacquiere’s fantastic performance.  Matt is planning another show in the near feature that will be recorded and likely available for purchase. He has never failed to move audiences with his witty stories, magnificent guitar work, compelling voice, and folk sensibilities.

There has been a slight delay in making/selling a recording on behalf of EDACWR.  The wheels are in motion to make that happen, it is just taking longer than expected.

First Star I See Tonight

August 25, 2009

Please take a second to click on this link and marvel at our universe. Each dot on that picture represents a galaxy of around 100 billion stars. Amazing.

New podcast is up and as always you can find it over there–> In this episode I talk about eating disorders. You can find lots of information and statistics about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of eating disorders by visiting the website of the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. This topic is relevant because of The Alder Fork Festival, which is raising money for the Eating Disorder Awareness Coalition of Waterloo Region.

The music comes from two True North Records artists, Madison Violet, and Le Vent Du Nord.

A Twin Engine Beechcraft

August 17, 2009

New episode of the podcast is up and as always can be reached over there –>. It’s been a long summer off and it’s nice to be back into the swing of things.  Music by The James Clark Institute, The Alder Fork, and Urban Moon.

As promised I discuss a bit about other benefit concerts.  Live Aid actually came up as a topic of discussion when I was on Random Green Dots (a Sound FM show) the other night.  I was only 3 on that memorable day, so I’ve only seen clips from that day.  It was such an outlandish idea, yet it achieved its stated goals.

Marching Marching

June 15, 2009

Face the monsters bring them to tears it’s all you need to hear.

Laura Smith

I Spy A Monster

A new episode of the podcast is up. As always it is available over there –>. My special guest is Laura Smith who is currently touring across Canada in support of her recent album Sea of Stars. If you get a chance to check her out in Toronto at C’est What on Wednesday at 10pm or Cabin on Thursday at midnight, you won’t regret it.  For more information about Laura check out her site.

Please Please Please

May 22, 2009

Wild flowers grow in the park
Summertime and it melts into dark
Dancing together at night until two
You’re cheering me up and I’m thanking you

New Buffalo

Cheer Me Up Thank You

A brand new podcast is up today. As always you can find it over there or subscribe on iTunes. This one is mostly music as I squeezed in 5 songs.  Featured artists:

1) The sublime New Buffalo.

2) Canadian roots all-star Colin Linden.

3) Soundtrack-esque The Flaps.

4) Talented Torontonian Amer Diab.

5) Star of tv and film (music) Mujaji.



Ten Days Too Late

May 12, 2009

I’ve proven who I am so many times
The magnetic strip’s worn thin
And each time I was someone else
And every one was taken in
Powers chatter in high places
Stir up eddies in the dust of rage
Set me to pacing the cage

Bruce Cockburn

Pacing the Cage

Finally a new episode of the podcast is up today. In it I continue the discussion of Slice O Life by Bruce Cockburn and even play a song from the album.  I also talk about baseball and play a song by the very talented Andy Mckee. Expect to hear more of his work on upcoming episodes of the show. As always you can find the podcast on iTunes, here, or over there–>

We All Live

May 1, 2009

Brand new podcast up tonight. As always you can find it over there –> or here. I talk about community, which was inspired by Jean Vanier’s Becoming Human.  The music is provided by Madison Violet and The Mighty Blue Ford. These two Canadian acts are quite enjoyable.  Madison Violet has been around for awhile, but they are putting out their first new album in 3 years.  They have a number of upcoming shows in southern Ontario (and one in Scotland) and I definitely recommend checking out their sweet folky charm.  The Mighty Blue Ford is a side project with a definite nod to the music of Bruce Cockburn (intentional or not).  The Winnipeg-based artist has certainly caught my ear.

Do You Have Some Time?

April 21, 2009

New podcast up tonight.  It’s National Volunteer Week here in Canada and I have Jen Grebeldinger from Timeraiser Hamilton. The May 9th event is an art auction where volunteer hours act as currency.  This unique event began in Toronto and has grown to many communities across the country.  This is the first Hamilton edition and you can get ticket information at the website. I also expand on the topic of volunteerism and my involvement with the Change the World Ontario Youth Challenge.

Over 12 million Canadians volunteer every year.  Advocates, like myself, point out to anyone who will listen that volunteerism is an integral part of this country.  It is strange to think that in many countries people aren’t giving as much of their free time to improve their society.  It is perhaps even more impressive because of the diverse nature of Canada. People from all over the world come here and many find themselves sharing in the spirit of volunteerism.

Music by two Canadian groups that need little introduction,  Great Lake Swimmers and The Stills.

Tell Me, Tell Me

April 14, 2009

I’ve got stories galore and a few moves in store

Doug Folkins

King Henry’s Good Times

New episode of The Alder Fork Podcast is available here, on iTunes or over there–>.

It features a fun interview with Amanda Putz of the CBC.  She has been a host on CBC Radio’s Bandwith and Fuse.  She can be heard hosting on CBC Radio 3, and is involved in B.C. Scene in Ottawa.  For more about Amanda check out her bio on the ever reliable Wikipedia.

Featured music is by Doug Folkins and The Mass Romantics.  You can read my review of Doug’s latest album here, and hear Max’s visit to the podcast here.

I asked Amanda for 5 Canadian indie bands we should be listening to right now, and she gave me 6. Here they are with links to their websites:

Said the Whale

Dan Mangan

Justin Rutledge

Meredith Luce

NQ Arbuckle

Jill Zmud

Jenn Grant

This is a great list. Take some time and check these acts out.