Featuring the top 10 things I have learned from Nothing Exists and updates from two fan-favourite episodes!
10 Things I’ve Learned from One Year of Nothing Exists:
10. People rarely listen to what you say (the first time). They hear their own beliefs that they project on to what you say.
9. Everyone has their own weird speech pattern.
8. Everyone has a story, a reason, a perspective behind their reactions.
7. My perspective of myself in a conversation always changes when I listen back to it after.
6. Technology is HARD and it’s been a great practice in asking for help to be able to learn this skill.
5. There’s a lot of value in having a creative outlet while going through hard stuff.
4. The people who start off believing they have nothing interesting to say are usually the ones who give the best interviews.
3. People (especially men) are really intimidated by strong, intelligent women and pushback is part of the gig.
2. Everyone requires a different style of interviewing and everyone reacts differently to content throughout. Every human experience is 100% individual.
1. Sometimes, you just have to go where the story is.
We talk about:
– The Northumberland 89.7 radiothon
– How (and why) to donate to Northumberland 89.7
– How Collin forced me into starting my show
– Collin’s role with the station
– How he first got involved in radio
– Collin’s show, Deconstructing X
– Collin’s super cool son, Liam, and his future in radio
– Running social media
– Why Collin’s goals for the station are (sneak peak- increasing diversity is a big one)
– What CanCon is and why it matters
– How people can involved with volunteering at Northumberland 89.7
Check out our conversation where Brett and I chat about:
– How Brett got into music
– How music keeps him well
– The details on Brett’s long time band, This! is a Crisis (and some updates on his other bands too!)
– Promoting DIY shows
– DIY punk communities
– Why we love punk rock (and how we first got into it)
– How music keeps Brett well
– Medical cannabis use and how it’s beneficial
– Some comments on the new cannabis legislation
– Which strains of cannabis we find most beneficial for managing our symptoms
Check out my interview with Adam Bureau where we chat about:
– Adam‘s favourite things about Cobourg
– Adam’s career
– The Cobourg DBIA, Downtown Coalition Vitalization Plan and the Board of Management and Adam’s participation in those things
– The Safe and Inclusive Streets Strategy in Cobourg
– Adam’s vision for economic development in Cobourg
– Affordable housing
– The waterfront
– Transit in Cobourg
– Parking in downtown Cobourg
– Snow removal in Cobourg
– Tourism from a “locals first” perspective
– Being a foster parent
– Youth engagement
– How cannabis could be managed in the municipality post-legalization
– Why Adam’s running for council
We chat about:
– Gunt‘s recent mini tour
– How Evan found and fell in love with music
– Using music as an outlet and how that contributes to being well
– The benefits of learning music
– Our mutual deep love of Propagandhi
– How Evan acquired a jam space turned punk show venue in the basement of a roti restaurant
– The challenge of dealing with jerks at shows as a promoter- and how they avoid having to deal with that at the Roti
– Evan’s advice for the folks in Northumberland County trying to revitalize the DIY music scene here
– The update on Gunt (new singer and new recordings!)
– How people can support their local music scene
Check out my interview with Jeff Lees! We chat about:
– Balancing volunteering, work and council
– The Port Hope Fall Fair
– Sidewalks around schools
– Keep council accessible and accountable
– Why Jeff wants to reintroduce a CAO if re-elected
– Jeff’s vision for more affordable housing
– What’s going on with Lakeland Place
– Tourism’s role in supporting local business
– Why Jeff feels community policing is important and mental health crisis training for Port Hope Police
– A new seniors centre and splash pad for Port Hope
– Jeff’s thoughts on the West Beach
Check out my interview with Wendy Meadows! We chat about:
– Who Wendy is, what she does, and why she wants to run for council
– Her band, Wendy Meadows Trio
– The importance of transparency and communication in council
– What a young woman in the community can expect from women on council
– Wendy’s vision for sustainable social and economic growth
– Wendy’s thoughts on aging in Port Hope and the importance of longterm health care
– Her thoughts on West Beach and the waterfront
– Wendy’s vision for more affordable housing
Correction: At 27:18, Wendy refers to WWII when she meant to say WWI
We’re gonna talk about:
– incorporating environmentalism and feminism into her work
– Using her body in her work intentionally
– The influence of surrealism on her work
– the inspiration for her surrealist still photographs
– Jeannette’s creative process
– Jeannette’s favourite things about Northumberland County
– All about her film “60 Seasons”
– How creating keeps her well
– What you can expect next from Jeannette- INCLUDING a super cool collaborative film project she and I are working on together! Listen to us brainstorm and discuss what we’ve been thinking about regarding this project. Basically, WITNESS OUR PROCESS!