Denise is my extremely unpaid agent who does a lot for my podcast behind the scenes and sometimes on the scene itself, and her importance to my little podcast cannot be denied. So here is her payment: an(other) episode all to herself! She's all over this episode and it shows, intro, outro, and all! She fills me in what her substitute vacation plans were, how the hurricane affected her friends and family down in the southern states, and what she plans to do to make up for her 2nd missed trip (will she even make new plans with me ever again??) Join me for this light-hearted episode, and you heard it here: she promises more unique guests to come! Also, find out what SNW means. It's not worth the wait but listen for it anyway
PS: Denise hates reading...she loves cheese...
For the second straight episode in as many weeks, I'm doing an episode based around a tribute to a fallen musical hero of mine, and this one is Canadian music legend Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. Diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in 2015, the band embarked on a final tour in 2016 as a goodbye and thank you to the friends and fans of the band across Canada, the last show from their hometown of Kingston Ontario Canada was broadcast live on the CBC network for all to see and live through. I was not fortunate to catch them on this tour or any others, but the music lives on in my mind and in my heart. You are Canadian. You love the Tragically Hip. End of story.
Mr. Music Kevin Ganley of course joins me again to express his thoughts and love of the band, as we did with Tom Petty the week prior. Please, leave our musicians on Earth. We are still enjoying them! Take this time and thank your family and loved ones. Nothing is promised, especially our tomorrows
Marion Frame is enjoying the nature walks in the beautiful unencumbered trails of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, Canada, and when she is not doing that, she is running the local bank, and when she is not doing that she's helping organize donation and relief efforts to the many people who lost their homes and were affected by the massive brush fire that took apart the city of Fort McMurray in Alberta in 2016, and when she's not doing that she's enjoying a peaceful and quiet existence in the little town of Medicine Hat, Alberta, and when she's not doing that...well she's busy telling me all about those aforementioned items on this week's podcast episode. So we discuss all of this and her absolute hate for the conglomerate known as Walmart, as well as staying safe while walking unpatrolled and unmarked trails in the mountains. Sounds like a good episode? Good stuff. Because this is only Part 1....
Also we kick off this week's episode with a call to Mr. Music Kevin Ganley and we share some thoughts on the recent sudden passing of the legendary Tom Petty, and how much his music meant to the world. This episode is jam packed, I hope you enjoy it!
If you ever wanted a history lesson or a behind the scenes look at Starbucks and how it really works, listening to this podcast episode with the return of Rachel O'Byrne will give you that fix you need. She's happy in her new job as a smiling, and never grumpy or tired Starbucks barista, and she shares some stories and what her experiences have been like working at her local cafe so far.
She also talks about a new edition to her family, and her new found happiness after over coming some personal upheavals in a previous personal relationship. This time, we got to talk for a full hour or so, and I promise, no dropped phone calls. Oh yes, I forgot to mention that this was a phone interview again! So that means that this interview was basically recorded live and inputted right into this episode with editing, so what you hear is what you heard! Right?