Cover Image for the 22nd episode of 30 Minutes Of Music, featuring all Beatles music.

Well, it seems one hour-long Beatles podcast wasn’t enough, because here’s another! 77 minutes (longer than I expected) of nothing but Beatles music, outtakes, alternate versions, and interviews.

30 Minutes of Music – Episode 22
October 1, 2014
Special 77 min. episode! (I tried to make it 60 and got carried away, ok?) – 256kbps – 141MB
*Sounds best with over-the-ear headphones*

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Version for earbud headphones.

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Tracklist [PDF]

0:00 – “Animal Noises”1
0:03 – “John Intro”2
0:08 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
2:09 – I Feel Fine (Take 7)
2:24 – I Feel Fine (Take 9)
2:25 – I Feel Fine (Past Masters I)
4:39 – Hey Bulldog (Take 10 w. SFX)
4:48 – Hey Bulldog [Mono] (Mono Masters)
7:56 – Dig A Pony (Let It Be)
11:40 – Applause SFX3
11:48 – That Means A Lot (Take 3 Rehearsal)
12:13 – That Means A Lot (Take 23)
12:35 – That Means A Lot (Take 24)4
14:21 – It’s All Too Much (Yellow Submarine)
20:37 – First Radio Interview5
21:51 – Love Me Do6
24:12 – All I Got To Do (With The Beatles)
26:11 – “We Must Not Forget The General Erection”7
26:37 – Taxman (Revolver)
29:11 – Press Conference in LA8
31:11 – The Ballad Of John And Yoko (Past Masters II)
34:07 – Press Conference in LA8
35:13 – Run For Your Life (Take 5)
35:17 – Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (Rubber Soul)
37:18 – Kenny, Ringo, and John9
38:09 – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
41:35 – You Never Give Me Your Money (Abbey Road)
45:33 – Gnik Nus (Love)
46:27 – Martha My Dear (The White Album)
48:48 – Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix 26, from Take 25)
51:06 – Strawberry Fields Forever (Remix 25, from Takes 15 and 24)
52:10 – Rain (Reversed Tape)
52:39 – Rain (Past Masters II)
55:32 – Studio Jabber10
56:27 – Cry Baby Cry (The White Album)
59:26 – All You Need Is Love (Warm-Up Sounds)
59:28 – All You Need Is Love (Rehearsals During Recording Session)
59:54 – All You Need Is Love11
1:02:20 – All You Need Is Love (Magical Mystery Tour)
1:05:37 – All You Need Is Love12
1:05:59 – “The Mic’s Not On!”13
1:07:17 – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) [Mono] (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
1:08:36 – A Day In The Life [Mono] (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band)
1:08:49 – A Day In The Life (Love)
1:13:44 – Whistle/Loops14
1:13:55 – Tomorrow Never Knows15
1:14:03 – Tomorrow Never Knows (Take 1)
1:14:08 – Tomorrow Never Knows (Revolver)
1:17:00 – Ringo Sign-Off16

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Crop of the cover to Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" album for remix post.

A few years ago I came across mono multi-tracks for the Marvin Gaye classic “What’s Going On” and decided to make my own remix of it. I spent a few days on-and-off mixing it and adding reverb and compression before I finally arrived at a sound I liked.

I have posted this here before (about a year or two ago) but I decided to dive back into Audition and re-export it as a newer higher quality file with a tighter mix.

I originally put it together back in 2011. My post from the other day of the Apollo/David Bowie video I edited got me thinking about other stuff I have done for fun over the years. (And that’s why I’m posting this today.) Expect some more posts to come over the next little while as I locate more old crap I’ve done.

You can listen to the remix below! (Or download. Whatever ya wanna do.)

You can purchase the original version here: Amazon – iTunes.

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A few years ago I decided to answer the long-asked question “what would happen if you synced Apollo launch footage with David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’

Don’t you even try to deny it, because I know you’ve asked question that at least once in your life.

You haven’t? Oh..

Well, anyway, it turns out it looks pretty neat.

The original version of the video was cut back in 2011. This one, posted here, is a re-cut I made this month. The old version didn’t flow in certain spots, so I decided to touch it up a bit. The 16mm launch footage is a mixture of the Apollo 8, 11, and 12 missions.

Watch for volume at the start, and be sure to full screen it!

Mobile users: click here

If video doesn’t play, click here (120 MB). To view the HQ version, click here (300 MB).

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 21
September 8, 2014
256kbps
*Sounds best with over-the-ear headphones*

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Mix For Earbud Headphones

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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – Hard-Fi – Hard To Beat (Stars of CCTV)
4:46 – Damien Jurado – Silver Timothy (Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son)
7:50 – Buffalo Springfield – Expecting To Fly (Buffalo Springfield Again)
11:16 – Bert Jansch – Poison (Birthday Blues)
14:25 – Hospitality – Nightingale (Trouble)
19:27 – Spoon – Do You (They Want My Soul)
22:32 – Simon & Garfunkel – Fakin’ It (Bookends)
26:06 – The Mynabirds – Disaster (Generals)
30:13 – Nick Drake – Hazey Jane I (Bryter Layter)

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It’s been, give or take, four-ish months since I graduated from the Broadcast Journalism program at Fanshawe, and since then, I’ve been combing through some of my old projects and assignments looking for things to post here.

At some point the other day it dawned on me that I hadn’t uploaded all of my “In Your Backyard” pieces to SoundCloud, even though it had been months and months since I had made them and had them broadcast them on-air.

had been uploading them regularly onto my account late last year, but somewhere along the way I ran out of free available minutes and was forced to stop. A shame. A travesty!

Well, ok, maybe not a travesty.

So anyway, about a month or two ago I sprung for a pro account on the website, bumping my available time up to 6 hours.

I could finally upload the rest! (Seriously, just 6 hours? C’mon guys. I’m paying $6 a month here..)

Below, in chronological order (by week of airing) are almost all the short docs I did for “In Your Backyard” (a current affairs show on the X) excluding a few which I didn’t like at the time, and still don’t today.

November 18, 2013

December 2, 2013

December 9, 2013

March 31, 2014

April 7, 2014

April 21, 2014

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 20
July 30, 2014
256kbps
*Sounds best with over-the-ear headphones*

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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – The Kinks – Beautiful Delilah (Kinks)
2:42 – Beck – Cellphone’s Dead (The Information)*
7:25 – First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining (Stay Gold)
10:53 – Temples – Shelter Song (Sun Structures)
14:45 – The Clientele – We Could Walk Together (Suburban Light)
17:16 – Goldfrapp – Drew (Tales Of Us)
21:50 – Mac DeMarco – Passing Out Pieces (Salad Days)
24:35 – Neko Case – Night Still Comes (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You)
29:51 – Roy Orbison – Shahdaroba (In Dreams)

*Actually released in 2006 (I say 2005 in the podcast)

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Hey there! Long time no post. Been busy with other things and haven’t really been in the mood or had the time to post on here (which is a shame because I pay for hosting.. I should get on that..)

Anyway, I started putting together this episode a few weeks ago or so, maybe end of May, beginning of June, with the voiceover finished and edited.. So you can see it’s taken a while. I haven’t been feeling the best lately, and it’s been hampering my interest in working on these podcasts as well as other things like my photography and reading. Some kind of funk I guess, I’m not sure.

I’ll get back into the groove soon, don’t worry!

Anyways, I had a few free hours the other day and figured I would finally finish off what I started. So here it is!

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30 Minutes of Music – Episode 19
July 4, 2014
256kbps
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Mix For Earbud Headphones

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Track List [PDF] [Spotify]

0:00 – The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Lost Waltz (Time In)
4:21 – David Bowie – In The Heat Of The Morning (David Bowie)
7:16 – Scott Walker – Montague Terrace (In Blue) (Scott)
10:41 – The Beach Boys – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder) (Pet Sounds)
13:58 – Grizzly Bear – While You Wait For The Others (Veckatimest)
18:22 – John Lennon – Make Love Not War (Anthology)
19:35 – Damon Albarn – Hostiles (Everyday Robots)
24:31 – Miles Davis – Blue In Green (Kind Of Blue)

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A black and white photograph showing an artistic depiction of the passenger boat, the Victoria leaving Springbank Park on its last voyage which ended in the tragic drowning of the majority of people on board. In the left foreground two people sit in a rowboat looking towards the Victoria which is steaming away from the dock on the opposite shore. Many people are standing on the two tiered pavillion and on the bank watching. To the left of the Victoria, in the background can be seen part of another passenger boat. (Cairncross Collection,  Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library)

A black and white photograph showing an artistic depiction of the passenger boat, the Victoria, leaving Springbank Park on its last voyage which ended in the tragic drowning of nearly 200. In the left foreground two people sit in a rowboat looking towards the Victoria which is steaming away from the dock on the opposite shore. Many people are standing on the two tiered pavillion and on the bank watching. To the left of the Victoria, in the background can be seen part of another passenger boat. (Cairncross Collection, Ivey Family London Room, London Public Library)

Originally published in Maclean’s Magazine, May 28, 1955.

A MACLEAN’S FLASHBACK
By Stanley Fillmore

Almost Every Home In London, Ontario, Was Draped In Mourning When The Bodies Of a Hundred And Eighty-One Victoria Day Excursionists Formed The Final Link In An Incredible Chain Of Blundering Irresponsibility. 

On a sparkling Tuesday in May 1881, while Queen Victoria was celebrating her sixty- second birthday in London, England, a steamboat, also named VICTORIA, was cruising
on the Thames River near London, Ontario, crowded with more than six hundred exuberant excursionists. Suddenly, something happened.

From his seat in a racing skiff less than a hundred yards off the VICTORIA’s starboard bow, Harry Nicholls watched the boat wallow toward London. He saw her rock ponderously from side to side responding to the motion of the upper-deck passengers who were running from rail to rail. The unusual swaying did not startle Nicholls who was aware of the VICTORIA’s shallow draft, but as he watched he saw the rocking increase until inches of water were shipped at each swing. Suddenly, with a roar of hissing steam, the boat’s huge boiler broke loose from its mounting and crashed through the bulwarks. Water poured through the opening and Nicholls was enwrapped in a cloud of live steam. With a slow, almost deliberate, movement the VICTORIA settled on her side. From both decks passengers were catapulted into the river. Nicholls heard the muffled screams of those trapped between decks. His slim shell was almost swamped in the wake as the VICTORIA went down.

At least a hundred and eighty-one persons drowned on the May 24 excursion; of these, a hundred and ten were children. It was the blackest day in London’s history, the result of an almost incredible series of blunders that could easily have been averted.

By nightfall the flags that bedecked London homes and businesses to mark the Queen’s birthday were lowered to half-mast. For eight days afterward, the dead who had been hooked from the river were carried to their graves. Funeral directors started work before dawn and were still conducting services long after dark. The supply of coffins in London was exhausted the first day and one infant was buried in an adult casket.

All London’s nineteen thousand residents lost relatives or friends. One family, the Fryers, lost five members. By official decree a black armband became a Londoner’s badge of mourning for a thirty-day period. Business firms and schools closed for two days. Most homes in the city were draped in mourning. One milliner advertised in the London Advertiser: “Family mournings at A. B. Powell and Co. who are showing a large range of crapes and mourning-dress material. Our prices are low. Millinery orders executed at the shortest possible notice. Also dressmaking orders.” Draymen charged double their usual funeral rates.

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