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This week on Canadian Musician Radio, we're very excited to chat with Serena Ryder, whose career has exploded in the last year and a half following the release of her mega-selling fifth LP, Harmony. The album went platinum in Canada and spawned two massive singles in "Stompa" and "What I Wouldn't Do." Earlier this year, Serena earned Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year honours at the JUNO Awards, which she also co-hosted. Talking to Mike, Serena looks back on the whirlwind year she just had, how expanding her sound beyond to her folk roots led to her success, and what she has in the works as a follow-up to Harmony.
Meanwhile, Andrew caught up with Paul Luftenegger, who has finished recording a huge project and album titled Diamond Light with Arun Chaturvedi. Paul uses his music to promote peace, love, and harmony and has worked very closely and continues to be a guest speaker and volunteer/contributor with the 'Canadian Mental Health Association' (CMHA). Paul has been a featured singer/songwriter by Songwriters Association of Canada for his work with Suicide Awareness and Social Change Songwriting. His career also includes partnering with international charities to advance social awareness issues advancing equality and human rights for all people of our World. Paul has also been honoured by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for his work with Suicide Awareness.
Finally, while at the Sound of Music Festival in Burlington, ON, Mike spoke with the girls in The Beaches. Despite just getting out of high school, The Beaches of been generating some huge review and industry buzz for their brand of no-holds-barred garage rock. The Beaches have charged into 2014 all guitars blazing with a three week tour of the UK supporting ex Distillers front woman Brody Dalle, and the release of their second EP, Heights, which was released on May 5th.
With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, people are solidifying their plans and stocking up on all sorts of libations. All over the world, people toast to the lessons learned in the old year as they welcome in a whole new year. Brand loyal consumers seek only the brands they recognize and are partial to. Others who are focused strictly on the price tag, search for the cheapest bottle of vodka or rum to be added to a mix they are about to concoct for their guests to enjoy. A skilled bartender can fool a novice, especially if using a sugary mix. However, with some of the elaborate festivities in which only top shelf alcohol is served, there is no compromise. So, why is cheap vodka such a big deal? One of the most common problems with vodka is that the cheaper brands taste like rubbing alcohol. This is due to the fact that the grains are processed too quickly and remove the subtle flavors of the grain and esters created during fermentation. For the connoisseur of premium vodka, this is just not an option. The same is true of whiskey. In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, Keith Barnes, President of the Bainbridge Organic Distillers (http://www.bainbridgedistillers.com), Washington State’s first organic distillery, will talk about how distilling grains in small batches creates a superb flavor in vodka and whiskey , why American made equipment is superior to factory made equipment from China or Europe and the strict laws and requirements Bainbridge must abide by in order to produce some of the finest hand crafted alcohol in the world! Even Paul Pacult, an international spirits author and judge, rated Bainbridge Legacy vodka as “4, maybe 5 stars” out of 5. He called it “damn near luscious”. So,if you are a connoisseur of fine spirits and want to learn about the strict process involved with producing such a high end organic vodka and whiskey, stay tuned!
Scotch Whisky is often just called Scotch. It is a malt whisky or grain whisky made in Scotland and must be made within a manner that is specified by law. Here to talk about is our around hobby guy, Jason Phillips.
Jason Phillips leads the marketing department at Garrison Dental Solutions. Responsible for all facets of global branding and marketing for the company, Jason also leads new product development from the marketing side.
A marketing executive with more than 16 years in the dental industry, Jason has served as Garrison’s director of marketing since 2012. He holds an inventor patent for a unique dental model system and is a former vice president and founding member of the Newbury Park Heavy Metal Preservation Society.
Awake in the DREAM Radio presents "The Essential Oil Show" with Dr. DREAM and guest co-hosts. This week Allison Stillman joins Dr. DREAM. Allison is Chief Alchemist at Romancing the Divine. Our topic is; "The Sacred Art of Anointing"
Allison Stillman is a renowned aromatic alchemist, author and an expert on the historical use of essential oils in religious and spiritual ceremonies. Her book, The Sacred Art of Anointing is a result of her 30 years of research and practical experience with essential oils and anointing, and has recently been added to the Harvard Divinity School Library.
Ms. Stillman is featured in the new book from Marci Shimoff, “Love for No Reason”, as well as, “More Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul” by Arielle Ford, and “Insights from the Coffehouse” by the late Jonathon Collins. She teaches workshops across the country about aromatherapy and anointing, has published numerous articles and columns in newspapers and magazines as well as having been interviewed on numerous radio programs throughout the country, and now, Awake in the DREAM Radio.
Ms. Stillman has studied with the world’s leading aromatherapists and distillers, and is a member of the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapists. She is currently conducting long-term studies on the effects of essential oils on dementia and Alzheimer’s, as well working with the non-profit Yoga Blue as director of Aroma Blue, studying the use of essential oils with people in recovery.
Ms. Stillman is also minister, a Usui Reiki Master, and Yoga Alliance RYT Yoga teacher.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith – mother-daughter travel team and publishers of EatDrinkBeMerryMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio’s Eat, Drink & Be Merry show, airing live from the Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau in Yosemite’s Gold Country.
Featuring interviews with farmers, chefs, winemakers and distillers, and restaurateurs, plus, news on events such as the 2014 World Ag Expo and California Restaurant Week, this show focuses on the agriculture, food and drink of California including the regions of San Diego County, Tuolumne County in the Yosemite region, and Tulare County in the Sequoia area.
Pitching the media can be a challenge! Learn how other industry professionals master the art of pitching.
Our Guests are: Durée Mellion Ross of Durée and Company-Prior to the launch of her own firm, Durée honed her skills with DindyCo PR & Marketing, where she was responsible for new client acquisition, ongoing business development, media relations, promotions, special events, press conferences, and day-to-day operations. Among some of her clients were Moét Chandon Champagne, Rubell Hotels, Cozumel Tourist Bureau, Chimento Jewelry Corporation, United Distillers & Vintners (UDV) and Hennessy Cognac.
Also scheduled- DugardEllis- PERRI DUGARD OWENS | partner - is an experienced marketing, communications and public relations professional and has developed strategies and programs for clients of varying sizes and needs.
AERIAL ELLIS | partner - brings years of experience in public relations, communications, content development and project management.
An incredible trend in the Artisan Food movement is the burgeoning market for Craft Distilleries. California is in the midst of a rapidly devloping local food boom, but lacks many of the laws and policies to help these businesses flourish. A group of Artisan Craft Distillers in the State of California has recently banded together to help write legislation on the state level to allow this to happen. We will have an interview with California Artisinal Distillers Guild President, and Napa Valley Distillery Owner Harhur Hartunian who will describe his art, and the "Taste California" Assembly Bill 933 which will allow tasting rooms for these unique products.
Since September 2010, Brett Pemberton's persona has been cast hugely, illuminated by the magnitude of his debut feature film, "BECK." BECK shot straight to #1 at Box Offices on it's opening weekend in Japan, beating out Inception, and many other great films! Produced by one of the world's highly recognized film-companies, Toho Studios (Godzilla), Pemberton coincided with renowned director, Yukihiko Tsutsumi (20th Century Boys, 2008) as well as Tokyo's super-talents, young-stars Hiro Mizushima & Takeru Satoh. (Both respective television, film, and pop-culture super-fixtures). Packing a punch into a multi-media career in the arts, Pemberton, as a musician opened for &/or toured alongside: Bad Religion, MxPx, Good Charlotte, Dredg, The Apex Theory, The Distillers, Vendetta Red, Janet Robin (The Lindsey Buckingham Band), and many more. Pemberton is a well versed multi-instrumentalist. Playing drums, bass, guitar, piano, and singing on all of his records, as well as producing most of the tracks. Collaborating with songwriter & producer Mark Mangold in 2009, the album "Tokyo Twilight" was birthed. "Don't wake me up," a single spawned while searching the depths of two kindred souls, hits the heart strings of many. Brett & Parker Lundgren (Guitarist of renowned band, Queensryche) discovered a common ground, co-writing this melancholy, albeit transcendent rock symphony for the weary of heart. (Lundgren on Guitar, Pemberton on Vocals & Production). Brett Pemberton has had the honor of modeling for some of the largest & most respected fashion Designers in the world including Gucci, Hermes, Armani, Jill Sander, Ralph Lauren, Dress 33, GQ Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Arena Magazine, Sony (Worldwide campaign), JVC (Worldwide campaign), and an extensive list more.
Mouthwatering talk from Mad Mike. Featuring great Pacific Northwest food/beverage artisans and crafters.
This is the weekly replay of the Saturday show.
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MAD MIKE RADIO FOOD SHOW features the great nano, micro and small food/beverage artisans of Oregon and Washington.
The show explores of the mind of the artisan on how and why they create great food and beverage. The show is face paced and packed with information. Join us for little sass and a lot of mouth watering talk.. This is the weekly replay of the Saturday show.
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Tonight, we take a detailed look at U.S. House Resolution 1161 which is threatening direct shipment of wine, beer and spirits. Select members of Congress and the wholesalers associations are supporters of this bill. Those who oppose this include winemakers, retailers, brewers and distillers.
All About Wine is hosted by Ron, VP and General Manager of Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes, Florida.
Joining us on tonight's show (tentative):
Jeremy Benson, Executive Director, Free The Grapes
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Always informative and entertaining...it's All About Wine
It would be pointless to deny that there's a distinct American feel to the lounge bar downstairs at the Lexington that extends across the bordello baroque of the decor, fairly oozes from large sections of the jukebox and resonates down much of the drinks list. Alongside a decent range of ever so slightly more regular fare, we've got Brooklyn Lager on draught and fridges stocked with the very best that the American microbreweries have to offer in the shape of Anchor Steam, Goose Island and Blue Moon. If there's a better range of premium and rare American bourbons and whiskeys in London we'd like to know about it, because our links via the Buffalo Bar with premium distillers such as Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill give us something of an unfair advantage. We've got a great menu of gourmet food at prices that won't break the bank. Plus you can take a tour of over 40 American whiskies and let us know what you think.
The Lexington plays host to the Rough Trade Records pop quiz every Monday night and Hangover Lounge on Sunday plus guest DJs as well as our inhouse favourites.
We believe a Lounge should be a Lounge here at The Lexington, so if you want the kind of bar that lays on a bit of plush upholstery and a couple of moody lamps, but can't quite stop itself from ruining the ambience and drowning your conversation with deafening music that's simply wrong , then you're probably better off going elsewhere. There's a time and a place for screaming guitars and thumping bass. Fortunately it's just at the top of the stairs ...