Interview with Jason Schnell – TASCAM 40 – vvp17

Welcome to Valerie’s Variety Podcast episode welcome Jason Schnell…I am forever grateful in the time you took to investigate, write and produce my podcast music…a busy working man with his own denturist business…yes this guys make teeth for a living,
married with 3 kids, life is busy.Q9
Sam the eldest, she’s shy and observes her fellow people – yukelele
Daniella  mischievous – which in short says it all- vocals then piano
Joey the youngest – is in discovery phase at 2.5 years old – …not sure yet but nursery rhymes…knick knack patty whack and the instrument of drums being his first pic.
Jason’s love for electronic music, oldies, pop and jazz…no top favourites they all influence him and he knows what he likes LOL
He would interview Jesus as a kid growing up and how he integrated with other kids and…
LOVE TAKE ONE the most!
Jason Schnell: interview
    1. Music, who taught you and where did this passion come from?
    2. Favourite instrument?
    3. Digeridoo
    4. Amplifier troubles
    5. What did you use to inspire you for my podcast theme music?
    6. How many hours?
    7. Church music
    8. Do your kids play?
    9. Favourite song/band of all time?
    10. If you could meet/interview anyone who would it be?

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and my interview today with Jason Schnell and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band and the tracks I chose to compliment Jason’s interview were:

  • -Solid 70s Fill 08
  • – Australian Didgeridoo 01
  • – Muted Ukulele
  • – Strummed Ukulele 02
  • – Delicate Piano 04
  • – Vintage Funk Kit 01
  • – disco Pop Rhythm Guitar
  • – Jazz Hustle Guitar 02
  • – Strummed Acoustic 02
  • and of course
  • TASCAM 40, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is written and produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for Listening.

New Show Music – Auditions – Interview – vvp16

Todays show is so exciting for me as I come into my own skin more and more with this podcasting gig I’m getting a better sense of what I want to discuss about Calgary and me as a working professional in this great city. Think of this as a behind the scenes episode. Launching my new podcast music gives me such a sense of  pride, this music will be my core sound from now on..consistent in every episode, thanks to Jason for producing this for me.. I had the pleasure of auditioning for a couple other podcasts (Girl in Space and Forgotten News), losing one and winning one gig and being interviewed for another podcast and I’ll share my experiences with you today.

Content Designs:

  1. Calgary content from local eats, to travel, history & legends, past news and some of my favourite passions.  Suggestions from people like you…so thank you and keep them coming. Did You know you can text me using my email address? valerie@valeriemoss.ca instead of putting in a phone number your test application you can insert the email address.
  2. Getting to know the person behind the Calgary podcast and my “what makes me tic’ approach to my life. I’m passionate.
  3. Great Stories that I come upon from podcasters, working professionals and other topics that drive me to write and podcast.
Let’s get into todays episode:

Yay I finally have my own show music and I’m super pumped. Jason Schnell offered to do the music I’m launching today.

Here’s what our process was, I sent him an email with my ideas of music I like and sounds I’m attracted to…

Email between Jason and myself with ideas
Studio that recorded my podcast music
Girl in Space
Girl in Space Audition Notes
  • check out my audition here…how fun!

Here’s my rejection letter lol, it was so nice genuine, loved this experience and kudos to them for responding – at least I know where it was at.

 

Here’s my most positive rejection letter. Love this chance!
Forgotten News
Forgotten News Podcast

I came upon  a note on a Facebook podcast page from a guy name Jim Goodluck…he was looking for narrations voices guest voice for his podcast called Forgotten News.

Check out their podcast blog Forgotten News Podcast

Welcome to the Forgotten News podcast. This is your window to hear true stories from long ago. Stories that once made headlines. Stories that people thought would be unforgettable, but soon were lost in the sands of time, or were buried deep in the dustbin of history. In this podcast, we brush off the sand and dust, and share those stories with you, today — as fresh as when they were first told.

take a listen…

  • insert audition here

I was also a guest on the Mess Hall Podcast with Avery Cochrane

visit his podcast at

https://messhallpodcast.podbean.com

this is a weekly podcast where Avery talks to comedians and sometimes other people about food. With his chef background and a love for pizza, wings and good quality food, this was an enjoyable podcast…take a listen.

  • insert clip here

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band the music

  • TASCAM 40, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell for my podcast

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for listening

Investigating 1970’s in Calgary – vvp15

Living in Calgary for the past 22 years has giving me a sense of pride and connection to this amazing city…my entire career is here, we have roots here our daughter born here. I wanted to learn more for this Calgary based podcast so I ventured down to the Central Library and decided to do some research on our history…being born in 1977 I thought I’d start in this era…being a novice crime enthusiast I was attracted to crime in the 1970’s but mostly Calgary history weather crime of interesting facts that I found.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Public_Library

  • Calgary Public Library
  • 616 Macleod Trail S.E.Calgary, Alberta
Calgary Public Library, Central location

After learning how to run the microfiche machine – which was a lesson in itself,

Calgary Central Library microfiche machine

then I figured out how to translate it through a standard PC…ahhh more comfortable here

finally microfiche to digital, more comfortable with this process

Checking out the microfiche film from 1977 January 1-10. As London sat beside me and helped run the microfiche machine. I scoured through many articles to see if anything caught my eye…

I learned very quickly a few hours to be exact that I require many hours at this to a be good at it and b actually find what I’m looking for…one thing about the central library is – it has culture. From the people to the back stairs to the location.

Being centrally located just off the C-Train (LRT) and Macleod trail se you see all walks of life and get a few life lessons along the way. In November Calgary we will be in grand style with our new state of the art central Library.

After I spent a few hours at the Microfiche machines I spoke to one of the workers there who by the way was most helpful and asked about local history- low and behold there’s a local history room…

Room: it’s not dark and dank but it’s older and lighting is okay but a bit minimal

Desks: oak, oak and oak, large library desks excellent for spreading out and completing research

Smell: like it’s got some years under it’s belt, paper and dust and a bit of stale air

look: oak again, large oak book cases, burgundy low pile carpet and vertical metal filing cabinets with a small thumb bottom to move the lock switch over to open the drawers – one drawer at a time.

feel: cultural and history, encyclopedias, maps, and books of course, news paper clippings

We needed to enter in by a trusted door password which they assist getting you into this room. Once inside I discovered miles of upright metal filing cabinets and book shelves and giant wide desks made out of oak. The lady showed London where the scratch papers and pencils were – which she utilized to the fullest – we are set to investigate and gather some history.

Calgary Local History Room at the Central location for Calgary Public library

I started looking through the fronts of these filing cabinets and then I found what I was looking for..

Crime and Criminals Calgary
Crime and Criminals Calgary

then I looked for the years and pulled out these amazing envelopes, London was so intrigued by the newspaper clippings as was I. The neatest thing was all of the cursive handwriting was done by the same person, the Librarian and in pencil.

Calgary in the 1970 Newspaper clippings
Calgary Crime in the 1970’s

These are all stamped with a typical date stamp in several colours of blue and red all cut up by scissors…I was enthralled in what I found. Browsing through to see what grabbed my attention…two stories over and over came up so these are the two I’m going to start with.

#Engine 23 Parked inside the Central Library

#Engine 23 Fun Facts

 

First: Constable William (Bill) Shelever – rookie cop who died too soon on the job, he  started as a Welder and then worked hard to become a cop “a chance to do something”. A story about a guy who loved what he did, was honest and died too soon.

Second:  A Cold Case about Two girls found dead at age 14 Patricia McQueen and Eva Dvorak ironically under the Happy Valley Overpass just west of Calgary. This case has never been solved.

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Photos curtesy of me Valerie Moss and spending the day at the Central Library, article writers will be given credit to in a future episode and thank you to the library as I haven’t been there since I was a kid and the ones I was in back then were in my small town schools. This library made me feel more a connection to this great city. Coming across these two articles over an over stood out to me.

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss. The music for this show is written and produced by Jason Schnell, titles Tascam 40.

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Thanks for Listening.

Enjoying Summer in Calgary Alberta – vvp14

Riding bikes in Calgary at Confederation park , stopping for chips and salsa at Julio Barrio’s, having the BEST ice cream at Village Square, riding by a colourful container market.

Facing South on a beautiful Summer day in May…
  • Container Market Visit – Dancing check out their full line up of vendors here, totally worth the stop.
Enjoying the awesome music and culture at the Container Market
Village Ice Cream – Earl Grey

This is the kind of ice cream that you crave in the night. It’s luxurious and creamy and always leaves you wanting more – with 3 locations to choose from Victoria Park, Britannia, and Garrison Corner covers all areas of the city – super easy to get to at the Victoria Park location, and the line up out the door to the street – is worth the wait.

enjoying our beautiful city is what we love about summer in Calgary…

Working on some upcoming shows to include Calgary history going back to the 1970’s, Mysterious Cold Case, Death of a Policeman, Interview with Jen Jensen of the Thrifty Princess Consignment Boutique.

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment/rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music and Sound for this show was edited through Garage Band the music

  • TASCAM, produced, written and played by Jason Schnell for my podcast (a future episode to come with the making of the music)
  • Shaker sound effect, Container Market and Village Square Ice Cream background eavesdropping, recorded by me Valerie Moss

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Listen to the full episode here