Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March story: Indra and the Blind Shaman

I've been a bit at a loss to know what to post for March, which is why this posting is so late. The recordings I have don't really suit this time of year and I've already posted the others. Of course, I have those two shows in April (April 2nd and April 3rd), so I should get more recordings for the months to come, but in the meantime...

I first heard this story from my friend Dylan, who tells it masterfully. I always liked this story, especially Indra's reaction to getting shot down. This story also allowed me to win third place in the KG Bardic in 2009, so I've grown quite fond of it.

This was recorded during the 92 Degrees of Love show in February 2010 at Cafe 92 Degrees, featuring Shayne Gryn on guitar. We had about 30 people in the audience.

News: This story was published on my new CD "The Bard's New Hat". Read more about it on my website.

Indra and the Blind Shaman (7:33 minutes)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award!

I want to give a shout-out to Analea who bestowed this beautiful award on my humble blog. Recognition at last! Thanks for thinking of me Analea and introducing me to your blog!

Here are the rules of the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic!
4. Contact the bloggers you’ve picked and let them know about the award.
Seven things about myself:
  1. My favorite colors are dark blue, green, and black.
  2. I'm a proud pseudo-uncle to three girls in Quebec city, one of whom is my goddaughter.
  3. I would wear my Utilikilt 24/7 if I could.
  4. I've been an eccentric my whole life, much to the frustration of my family and loved ones.
  5. I have no tattoos, but I'm still trying to design one I'd like.
  6. I feel the most alive and happy when I'm performing.
  7. I still feel like I'm in my 20s when I'm really in my 40s.
I'll be taking some liberties here with the 15 Bloggers I like and including some podcasts I think are fantastic:
 I'm not sure all these people will respond to this award, but I'll do my best.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New Promotional Spot

I've recorded a new promotional spot to, oddly, promote this podcast. You can download this MP3 and use it in your podcast, your website, or your radio show. Please let me know if you intend to use this promo spot just so I can link back to your show.

My thanks to my friend Shayne Gryn for providing the music for this promo. Here it is:

Shortening the Road Promo Spot

Thanks for your support!

Monday, March 8, 2010

EVENT: 92 Degrees of Foolishness

Dates: April 2nd and 3rd 2010
Time:   6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Cafe 92 Degrees
6703 Sherbrooke West
Montreal, QC
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Join us at Cafe 92 Degrees in NDG for an evening of tales of wisdom, fools, and Spring. Shayne Gryn will be providing the music and special guests include LC, Sarah, and Jack Nissenson.

We will be performing this show over two evenings: April 2nd and 3rd. So if you can't make one show, you can attend the other!

Admission: Free, voluntary contribution
Space is limited (30 people), so get there early!

Facebook Event page April 2nd
Facebook Event page April 3rd
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