Monday, May 27, 2019

Episode 28 - Mathilde



Mathilde is a Toronto-based singer/songwriter, with a powerhouse of a voice. 2013-2015 were the years of karaoke in Ontario’s fine Anchor Pubs, hosted by Jeremy & Peyton. For them and the family of friends they created over time, it became a cult-favourite point in our lives, and this is how Sara Godfrey and I became friends. It was both time to catch-up and discuss everything from songwriting & artistry to coffee, hangover vomits, friend groups, sexual identity and more! Also, I think this is our longest conversation!

Chat with Sara Godfrey aka Mathilde, recorded on May 11th, 2019
Additional segments recorded May 27th, 2019
Published on May 27th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Podcast ID voiceover by Milo Axelrod
Piano outro by JP Sunga
Theme music is interpolations of “Makie Elkino”, composed by William Ross Chernoff;
Performed by William Chernoff, Thad Bailey-Mai, Dean Thiessen & Carson Tworow

Monday, May 20, 2019

Episode 27 - Mary-Catherine Pazzano



If you enjoyed the Vault episode with Mary-Catherine Pazzano, this is MC and I going deeper into her jazz singer/vocal teacher life, via some standout facebook statuses that I set us up to read. Once again she was amazing to chat with, we had some laughs AND THEN, she performed a couple of live-off-the-floor songs, including the classic "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story and "You Intoxicate Me", a new and original composition by Don Buchanan.

Chat with/live performances by Mary-Catherine Pazzano, recorded on May 12th, 2019
Additional segments recorded May 19th, 2019
Published on May 20th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Podcast ID voiceover by Milo Axelrod
Piano outro by JP Sunga
Theme music is interpolations of “Makie Elkino”, composed by William Ross Chernoff;
Performed by William Chernoff, Thad Bailey-Mai, Dean Thiessen & Carson Tworow
Purchase Nomads 2016 Live by William Chernoff on Bandcamp

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Vault #14 - Mary-Catherine Pazzano


Fourteen months ago, I both met, and sat down with local jazz singer & teacher Mary-Catherine Pazzano. She brought her keys up to delight me with the apartment’s first jazz vocal performance! We chatted about the region, jazz in 2018, and life as a musician. I can’t rave enough about Mary as a musician AND person… and you can hear us catching up, in Episode 27.

Chat with/live performances by Mary-Catherine Pazzano, recorded on March 18th, 2018
Originally presented on March 26th, 2018 as Todd's Café: Episode 13 - Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Additional segments recorded May 18th, 2019
Published on May 18th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Theme music is an interpolation of “Makie Elkino”, composed by William Ross Chernoff;
Performed by William Chernoff, Thad Bailey-Mai, Dean Thiessen & Carson Tworow

Monday, May 13, 2019

Episode 26 - Kate Schlitt



One of many reasons I enjoyed my time chatting with Kate & Wendy so much, is that I now know that people my age plus, aren’t the only ones disturbed by aspects of the modern world. Find out by listening what I mean by that… Here in part two of two, we delve into life’s awkward moments and human behaviour, as experienced by Kate Schlitt, of one of my favourite local podcasts, FemWaves. Enjoy!

"You're Tuning in to Femwaves, KW's New Feminist Podcast" article by Rachael Walser, Community Edition

Chat with Wendy Huenul & Kate Schlitt/FemWaves, recorded on March 24th, 2019
Additional segments recorded May 12th, 2019
Published on May 13th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Podcast ID voiceover by Milo Axelrod
Piano outro by JP Sunga
Theme music is interpolations of “All I Want”, composed by Diana Zitmanis;
Permission on usage pending, will remove if requested...

Friday, May 10, 2019

Vault #13 - Alex Kinsella & Beisan Zubi


On April 18th, 2018, I sat down with Alex & Beisan from the podcast Why Waterloo. We chatted about podcasting, internet-culture, Christian Slater films, and more. The original episode title was Todd's Café - Episode 19: "Do Your Homework In The Dark", which is a Pump Up The Volume reference, dedicated to them, in gratitude. The low-bitrate is a hilarious accident, I realized after deleting the project, that I could export at medium quality, creating a fair-sized podcast download... enjoy as is!

Chat with Alex Kinsella & Beisan Zubi/Why Waterloo, recorded on April 18th, 2018
Originally presented on April 19th, 2018 as Todd's Café: Episode 19 - Why Waterloo
Additional segments recorded on May 9th, 2019
Published on May 10th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Theme music is an interpolation of “All I Want”, composed by Diana Zitmanis;
Permission on usage pending, will remove if requested...

Monday, May 6, 2019

Episode 25 - Deanna Wells



If you haven't yet, listen to my first two podcast interviews (with 4 live-off-the-floor performances) by Ophelia Syndrome, in Episode 2. Whether you do or not, you can't escape Deanna's sweet and earthly verbal tone, which has to have something to do with her well-trained vocal abilities. On several occasions, she's been kind enough to let me chat with her and OS on podcasts prior, so it's only fair that I have her back on to chat about OS's new EP - From The Basement. We also chatted more in-depth about our Mohawk College experience, coffee and adolescent awkwardness! "From the basement." is the latest release from Ophelia Syndrome, which is a collection of previously unreleased tracks, B-sides, and videos, which have been digitally re-mastered. Along for the ride are several rarities and oddities accompanying the EP in digital form on Bandcamp available May 12 at 11:59 pm E.T. Listen first at opheliasyndrome.com, and check Bandcamp for further information regarding the release.

Chat with Deanna Wells, recorded on April 7th, 2019
Additional segments recorded on May 5th, 2019
Published on May 6th, 2019, to anchor.fm
Hosted, produced, edited & mixed by Todd Donald
Podcast ID voiceover by Milo Axelrod
Piano outro by JP Sunga
Theme music is interpolations of “All I Want”, composed by Diana Zitmanis;
Permission on usage pending, will remove if requested...