July 2009

Episode 149: Ryan Maglunob

Welcome to episode #149 of the TVA Podcast. [caption id="attachment_614" align="alignright" width="300"] Ryan and Todd outside McVeighs[/caption] In this week's episode, we welcome RYAN MAGLUNOB! Join Darcy, Ryan and me as we talk about: - The divine joys of haircuts - The joy of the PS3 - The Hamilton Fringe thus...

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#SamLJacksonStarsIn ‘Casablanca’:

So with the “Fail Whale Tales” now nothing more than a memory in the Twitter-Space, the odd Google alert that garnered traffic through people looking at it and the like, and a stack of posters that were too numerous to hang, ditto the FWT postcards that I’ll now use as index cards and bookmarks for magazines, it’s been more than a daily trip down the QEW to Hamilton for the Hamilton Fringe. The whole experience of building a show from idea, to script, to production was as arduous as it was rewarding. I’m a bit wired and knackered at the same time as I write this, fresh from the drive back from the Hammer, so here are the thoughts I currently have on it that are now able to be more than 140 characters in length.

Episode 148: Adam Growe

Welcome to episode #148 of the TVA Podcast. In this week's episode, we welcome from Cash Cab Canada, ADAM GROWE! Go to the main podcast page where you can listen online or download the MP3 file. Don't feel like downloading every week? Click HERE to automatically subscribe through...

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First Night Twitters


– end of transmission –

So that was the enforced triumphant closer to the first show of my run at the Hamilton Fringe Festival. “The Fail Whale Tales” stopped suddenly for those watching on the web, but not for those in attendance at The Pepper Jack CafĂ©. Apparently it wasn’t just the folks in the room learning stuff about Twitter. Seems Twitter checks the number of tweets you send out over the course of time and cuts off your ability to broadcast tweets after a flurry of activity. As you can imagine I send a few tweets over the course of the show, so this was a small setback for the remote audience. But that will just motivate folks to come down and see it live.

Admittedly, the first show did feel like a first show. Nervousness, excitement, nostalgia. And that was just from finding a Dr. Disk in Hamilton, a music store franchise that I’d not seen since my university days. Sadly, the closing of the Twitter-dam was not the only obstacle that I was going to hit.