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Check out my conversation with Adilson Jacobs!
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We talk about WWOOFING at Fifth Wind Farm, picking up guitar and developing songwriting and recording skills during his travels, and all the unreal experiences that have got him where he is.

I’m also proud to announce that we’ll be playing a recording of one of Adilson’s original songs for the very first time!

Don’t miss it, this guy has quite the story.

Featured Tunes:

wish you were gay by Billie Eilish
Lip Service by Natalie Sweet
Hope by Adilson
Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode

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August 3 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Hear my chat with the incredible Kim Doolittle!!

We chat about :
– Writing and performing music
– Her newest album “Into the Blue
– Being a long-term pillar of the music community for 40+ years
– Being a chick singer
– The housing crisis in Northumberland County

AND!!!! She played a song live on air!!!

Featured Tunes:

Jimmy Bowskill and Carlos Del Junco
Abby Zotz
Al Kirby and Jim Yates.

 

 

June 29 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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My guests, Julian Warme and Maury Core (with a special appearance from Mike Grove(s)(er)!) of Avem and I discuss things like:

 

  • Why Avem Started
  • Who Avem is
  • What birdcore is
  • Their songwriting process while living across the country from one another
  • The process of recording their new EP
  • The inspiration for their songs
  • Why birds are so darn cool
  • What we can learn from birds
  • Being yourself even if you were hatched from a rotten egg
  • The good ol’ days of Northumberland County Early 2000s Punk
  • What kind of show-goers we each are
  • Julian and Maury’s favourite birds

    Featured Music

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May 11 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7.

LISTEN HERE if you missed it live!

Join Lyss and guests, Jesse, Zoe, and Olivia of Deviants and the Odd Man Out to discuss things like:

  • Their new album, Sink or Swim

  • The process behind the album

  • Songwriting process, reoccuring themes lyrically

  • The progression of the band (how and why it started)

  • Music Series: A Place for Deviants

  • Upcoming shows (lots of local shows coming up!)

  • The local music scene

  • Making a living as a musician

  • Being a transgender musician

  • Parenting when you’re when a trans punk band

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    Deviants and the Odd Man Out are a three-piece, ear-influenced grunge band who writes original songs, plays locally often, and loves to have fun and get their message out. 

    Their brand new album, “Sink or Swim”, is officially being released June 2, but you can buy it starting NOW. Contact the band via social media to get a copy!

    From Gareth Vieira’s interview with Zoey on Dispatches From a Small Town: “If we can even show 1, 2, 3 people it’s okay to be who you are and that you can do normal things, maybe we can have some influence on the next generation behind us. Honestly, at the end of the day, we just love playing music.”

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  • Featured Music

 

“Oh Oh Oh” and “Don’t Wanna Know” by Deviants and the Odd Man Outdeviants

 

 

Searching For a Former Clarity” by Against Me!

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“One fan wanted to know which older Against Me! songs referenced Grace’s wish to transition before she did. She said, “‘Searching for a Former Clarity’ with the line, ‘Confessing childhood secrets of dressing up in women’s clothes. Compulsions I never knew the reasons to.’ Both ‘The Disco Before the Breakdown’ and ‘Tonight We’re Gonna Give It 35%’ are about gender dysphoria. ‘Pretty Girls,’ pretty much all of [Against Me!’s 2005 album] Searching for a Former Clarity is about it, I guess, except for the obvious anti-war songs. At the time, the band was facing intense scrutiny from the punk scene about the politics of what label we were or weren’t on. That album was me saying, ‘I don’t even care about these things. Do you really want to know how it feels on the inside right now and what I’m really thinking about?'” – Rolling Stone

 

I’m a Transvest-lite” by NOFX

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“We have a song on the album called I’m a Transvest-lite where I talk about crossdressing and how I secretly did it when I was a teenager. And now I’m open about it.

After this record, pretty much all my secrets are out there, so I’ve lost all pride and shame, which are two things no one really should have.”  – Fat Mike via CBC