2010 Summer Special

It’s this time of year where I sporadically post entries during the Summer. I had the opportunity to go for more Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest dates compared to last year. I was able to do audio interviews with several artists. It will be provided here. Overall, I was excited to see some of the performing acts. Worse part was enduring the heat.

The Ottawa Folk Festival Edition (Posted on August 18, 2010)

You can listen to the August 18th edition of the radio show. Aside from the top 10 countdown and Arcade Fire songs, there were interviews from Rolf Klausener of The Acorn, Aidan Knight, Jill Zmud, & Jim Bryson.
Press play to listen.

Apparently, I am taking part in this blog rally challenge, check the blog link out by clicking here. If you like my entry on Ottawa Bluesfest or the radio show, just comment away. Finished on July 26th.

Don’t forget to check out http://wild5countdownckcu.wordpress.com/ as it will be the only blog to be updated weekly during the Summer. I have been mentioning Arcade Fire over on the other blog.

Cameo In Audio Form on Other Radio Shows

Posted: August 4, 2010
There are two radio shows where I made a voice cameo appearance.
The New Midnight Jamz on July 31, 2010 – press play to listen.

The Drunken Master Revue on August 4, 2010 – press play to listen.

The 2010 Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest Acts That I Checked Out and Interviewed

Posted: July 21, 2010
It’s the 2nd part to the Ottawa Bluesfest edition on my radio show. I aired interviews from the likes of Dan Mangan, Plants and Animals, The Rural Alberta Advantage and Woodhand.
Here’s the radio show for July 21, 2010. Don’t forget to check the playlist at this link.

The July 21st Radio Show (Ottawa Bluesfest edition part 2) – press play to listen.

The Interviews
Dan Mangan – press play to listen or download it.

Plants and Animals – press play to listen or download it.

The Rural Alberta Advantage – press play to listen or download it.

Woodhands – press play to listen or download it.

Posted: July 15, 2010

Laurent Bourque
Listen to the interview or download it.


Great Lake Swimmers
Listen to the interview or download it.


Basia Bulat
Listen to the interview or download it.


Tokyo Police Club

I did an interview with Graham Wright over at Bluesfest in the Byward.
Listen to the interview or download it.

Other Things
Here is the radio show on July 14th. The playlist can be viewed at this link. Press play to listen.

Canada Day Interviews
The Canada Day interviews were aired on July 7th’s radio show

Amelia Curran
Press play to listen or download it.

Shad
Press play to listen or download it.

Elliott Brood
Press play to listen or download it.

  • Hi Lenny! I’ve arrived via the Snarky Optimist’s Blog Rally Challenge and after taking a look around your blog … I’m pretty sure we met once before. Did your blog used to be called “Lenny’s World”? If yes, I sat at the same table as you at the Blog Out Loud Ottawa (BOLO) in 2009. Anyhow … thanks for sharing all these clips from the Bluesfest since I didn’t get a chance to catch any of the action this year.

    • You’re definitely correct on all fronts.

      Thanks for checking out since the blog did go on a name change “last season.” 🙂

  • Thanks for posting this, Lenny! Your interviews are great, so genuine and fresh. This is one of the reasons I wanted to poke you to generate some summer content! 😉

    I loved the interview with Laurent Bourque, and I am sad that I didn’t get to see him play.

    Also… a picture of you and Basia Bulat? JEALOUS.

  • Holy cow, I need way more time to poke around here than I have available today (came here as part of the Snarky Optimist blog rally). What a fabulous compendium of local indie music stuff! I’ll be back to check it out more thoroughly.

  • Thanks for the roundup. I completely missed it this year, but at least I can experience some vicarious enjoyment through your effort here.

  • I was very encouraged to find this site. I wanted to thank you for the brilliant audio interviews of this radio show. I definitely savored every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.