Spiral Beach Interview and My First Funding Drive Show – S05E15

Added another radio show for Wednesday, October 28, 2009Spiral Beach at Zaphod Beeblebrox on October 17, 2009
Today (Monday) was my 2nd and abbreviated edition of my radio show. It was suppose to be 30 minutes but it got extended a bit longer because the alternating Monday host was running late. My main important thing was airing the Spiral Beach interview.

I made so many blunders for the first funding drive show on CKCU-FM. I will be on for 90 minutes next Monday and if you want make a pledge during my show from 2.30-4pm (Eastern time), please do so! The number to call to make a donation is 613-5203920 and outside of Ottawa is 1-877-5203920. I had the opportunity to meet a few of the CKCU hosts and volunteers as they were taking their own time of the day to answering phone call pledges.

If you want to listen to my condensed show, just press play.

Here’s my interview with Spiral Beach.
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Update for Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

I co-hosted on Audio Sensory Resuscitation with Mike for his Funding Drive Show.
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August Extra #2 – Horses Spilled Milk and Guest Hosting for Kristal’s Method

View From The Tay River in Perth, Ontario
I know the photo is not really linked to this particular entry but I mentioned at the start of Horses Spilled Milk that I went to Perth, Ontario on Saturday for 2 lion dance performances. Check the 2009 Summer page for the short entry. I had to sub in for co-host for the beginning of the show because he was running late. I was basically a lifesaver for Horses Spilled Milk and Kristal’s Method.
Halfway through Horses Spilled Milk, there was a classic 80s song played and the hint; The Breakfast Club, directed by the late John Hughes.

Afterwards, I unexpectedly decided to guest host Kristal’s Method because Kristal wasn’t around. I had to scramble and figure out what songs to play. I had help from Armen of Thematics at CKCU-FM at the first host break. This time, I totally played 100% Canadian independent music.
Note: Audio for both shows are no longer available to listen.
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Guest Hosted on Kristal’s Method at CKCU-FM and Shoes [Summer Entry]

Note: Off-season entry.

Shoe Collection for 2009
Again, I got to do another fill-in slot on-air at CKCU-FM 93.1. This time, it was for Kristal’s Method because Kristal (the host) could not make it back to Ottawa from Toronto. Plus, it was a Civic Holiday in Canada. It was the second time to host a radio show. I dunno if the one from CBC Radio 3 with Craig Norris counts because I talked through the phone and I didn’t use any equipments. I did co-host on Kristal’s Method on the day that the Polaris Music Prize unveiled their Long List. I would say that I have been on-air 4 times.
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Enduring The 23rd Annual Ottawa Food & Wine Show and The Week That Was – S04E06

Photo by Brian Goldschmied

At The 23rd Annual Ottawa Food & Wine Show

What a way to endure the 23rd Annual Ottawa Food & Wine Show at the Lansdowne Park/Ottawa Civic Centre. It was my second time to be at the event as I previously went when it was at the Ottawa Congress Centre several years ago. This time, I went with my bro but he was with his friends and I was hanging out with a professional photographer, local singer, Ana Miura (pictured above) and two other people. Great moments were seeing some people I know from elsewhere and it couldn’t of made me any happy seeing them for a bit. I didn’t go for the wine as I was interested in the food aspect of the event. I only went for Big Daddy’s Crab Shack & Osyter Bar’s osyters and Arc The Hotel’s smoked salmon. Overall, it was fun time but later on, it was getting insane with the huge crowds as we tried to go through them. Four hours of walking straight was really straining. After leaving the Civic Centre, I did not expect to see a very long lineup, it was just crazy.
As you see on the photo that I was being very silly with the facial expression.

In other past events that happened, the US finally elected the first African-American President, Barack Obama. I stayed glued to CBC’s coverage instead of the US networks. I did flip through the US networks at times. I did not know about CNN’s “so-called” use of hologram for their election coverage.
I had a blast volunteering CKCU’s 2008 Funding Drive. I did 3 phone shifts to answer donation pledges. I met some radio hosts and they were pretty nice and funny to talk to.
Even the news was over a week old, I was saddened to hear David Tennant leave Doctor Who after four 2009 Specials. Tennant’s Doctor has become my favorite and best of the Doctor played so far. Let’s hope the 11th Doctor will fill in his shoes in an excellent manner. Tennant was “fantastic” being the lonely Time Lord. Fantastic was the word used by the current and the 9th Doctor.
To end the entry, it was totally awesome to have the warm weather hit Ottawa this week. It gave me a good time to put up Christmas lights outside of the house. I wouldn’t put them if the weather was pretty cold. What a wonderful week to start November.