A discussion about the process of building and maintaining a playful relationship between kids and their instruments. The delicate balance between curiosity and discipline. Also discussed is the importance of a good teacher and how to recognize one, and Paul's lessons with drummers Johnny Vidocavich and Buff Allen.
A discussion about different sound/ venue environments, and how to adjust for a better sound solution on stage. Mistakes learned over the years, and the relationship the instruments have with the room. Also discussed is the importance of a good studio/headphone mix for musicians.
A summery of a two+ year 4tracking stint in The Time Capsule; a small 75 sq ft industrial building, or pod, located deep in the rainy woods of Gabriola Island BC.
Topics discussed are the musical relationship with Richard Spencer and other crazy freaks located on a small Gulf island deep in the 1990's, minimal set up, impoverished relief, rain and an otter that fed us.
A recount into the squatting and busking culture in Zurich Switzerland 2003. How a squatting community made a rundown factory into an incredible performance area. How pure creative freedom affects the people and artists that experience it together. Comparisons of european and Canadian cultures. Navigating basic survival as a busker in a foreign land.
An unscripted podcast about Micheal Ward-Bergeman's Gig 365. A project that took him on an incredible journey where he played a gig every day for 365 days. Spanning multiple continents and venues, he and his accordion and percussion found places nobody could duplicate.
A summery of Paul's experiences working as a musician in London hospitals. A description of the concerts, acoustic sessions in shared hospital rooms, playing for surgeons and nurses in the theatre's lunch rooms and the emotional inpact on both the performer and audience.
A short talk about trouble shooting before trouble hits in a recording session. Techniques for getting more intuitive and smoother sessions.
This podcast covers a late 90’s two week self imposed drumming retreat in complete isolation, with no media or reading material available. This retreat was based on the Indian tradition the Chilla. Paul discusses his experience living on a barge on a small island off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Discussion goes from; living next to otters, the sensations that come from 15+hours a day of drumming, and what it does to the body and mind. Paul goes into the prep, inspiration and support along the way.
Paul welcomes guest Stephanie Clifford, a 19 year old illustrator and music lover to discuss how music is consumed by her generation.
An intimate recount of the making of Paul's 2002 solo album Rootballs. Recorded over 4 months in semi-isolation in Mortlach Sask. Topics include; seclusion and the effects on the writing/ recording process, vocal takes with the plant Salvia Divinorium, local Moose Jaw artists, The Band, ADAT, Brian Eno, Tapeop magazine.
Episode 3 recorded at The Jawshop Studio launches into some discussions about; an airstearm update, military and CocoMic demos, elkhound, waterhose mic mod, Akai M8, EZ grunter deer caller, Sylvia Massey, marsland speakers, vintage Ludwig drums and drumming.
Paul discusses things from an abandoned prison field recording to the Valhalla VintageVerb plug-in to the new 12 Gauge Red omni mic being demo'd, and more ramblings of mobile recording techniques and process. A Walmart excursion is even thrown in.
Recorded live from inside Pedro-the-van in New Liskeard, bang in the middle of northern Ontario's moose country. Recorded in a Walmart parking-lot along side sleeping truckers and other hobo's scabbing wifi on a beautiful fall day. An introduction and guided tour of The Jawshop studio in Walter's Falls. Welcome!