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Catching up and passion projects

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Over the past few months, I have been working really hard to do a better job working with and understanding all my clients, needs in my community and really collaborating on some cool projects I’d love to share with all of you. This would not have happened without meeting some incredible people over the past few months and trying to personally grow, which we all know can be hard to do or put a focus on. I started taking a night class at UNBSJ and since then collaborating and sharing ideas has really changed the definition of what that meant for me. Projects and client work I take on now provide more results and better relationships and has made the purpose of these projects so much better.

Strange Grooves has become a really important project for me. It has opened up some phenomenal opportunities and even more amazing conversations. We are on Episode 17 and I am extremely humbled. Check out the latest episode above with Josh Bravner from The Hypochondriacs. We have been working hard, Cherise and I, to book great interviews, plan and create great events, book more slots where we spin our records, spend more time at peoples hours and venues talking about music and it has been so freaking fun!

More on Strange Grooves from Grid City Magazine or from the website.

Area 506 has been something else I have been putting a lot of time and effort into. It is a festival here in my hometown of Saint John and I am thrilled to be on their board of directors as the head of marketing and communications. This festival means a lot to me and so does the success of it. I love music and seeing people enjoy it even more. That being said, There is a wicked show on March 13th that Shivering Songs and Area 506 are putting on. The sheepdogs will be playing the Kent Theatre here in Saint John. Make sure to grab some tickets yo. I would also ask if you know of anyone who may be interested in being a vendor or a sponsor to get in touch on the website.

Check out more on the Area 506 Instagram page here.

These passion projects have really made me do a deep dive into why I do the things I do. That goes for clients, community, myself and many other factors.

The last one I will tell you about for now is The love economy NYC Gathering.

Over the past couple months, I have been working with some phenomenal people to make this event a reality and its happening it’s under 2 weeks. If you know someone who should be at this get them in touch with us via the Facebook page or Instagram.

Hope you are all doing amazing! Give me a shout if you need help with anything marketing related or if you would like to help or contribute to 506 or Strange Grooves.

Cheers 🙂

 

 

 

Volume 8 with Saint John Record Enthusiast, Jeff McLennan

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Strange Grooves was on location for Volume 8 with one of our most anticipated guests, one of Saint John’s biggest record enthusiasts, Jeff McLennan.

We were so honored to be invited to check out his personal collection which is the most beautiful collection we have actually seen with our own eyes. He has over 2000 records and very stunning ways of displaying them. Jeff’s wife and son also have vinyl of their own in the collection. The wide variety of tunes is astounding and we are certain you could spend days just combing through them all.

Only a small area of the 2000+ records in Jeff’s personal collection

In this episode, we chat about what Jeff has been listening to lately, top 5 albums we would bring to a deserted island, some of his favorite treasures and gems he has found over the past 20 years. We chat about some of our favorite artists to listen to and for what reasons, for example, Les Paiens, Miles Davis, Deerhoof, The Sheepdogs, Primus and much more.

Cherise and I have been members of Jeff’s Facebook Group for a little while now, and we find it so valuable for sharing our music and finding new stuff, check it out SJ Record Enthusiasts.

Coming up

We will be spinning at HeartBreak Boutique as part of Uptown’s Sparkles event on December 1st from 5- 9 PM.

The date for our Pop up Record Expo is December 13th, 6-8 PM.

The event can be found here.

Email strangegrooves@gmail.com for an invitation.

We would love to have you join us for some vinyl collection chit chat, snacks, and some S T R A N G E  B R E W S at the Five and dime afterward.

Check this out!

Jeff created Volume 8  playlist as well for your listening pleasure after the podcast. Great way to find some new tunes.

 

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Thank you to everyone who has been tuning in, participating, coming out to the events. We sincerely just love sharing conversation and tunes and we always welcome new guests.

#KeepItStrange

Strange Grooves Volume 5

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 Hello Everyone!

VOLUME 5 is now Live!

“ALRIGHT NOW!
Won’t you listen?”

 -Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath 

This week It’s just Cherise and I and as per usual give you a quick recap and give you an update on what StrangeGrooves is working on, We chat Halloween, and events coming up including Letterkenny Live in Moncton. We also chat about a recent show Cherise saw at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John. It was a screening of the 1920’s classic horror film Nosferatu, that had members of the Symphony New Brunswick and Open Arts playing an original score along with it in the pit, Really wishing I went along with her for this.

We are also creating weekly Spotify playlists featuring the music we talk about on the show as well as some of your requests! The first one will be shared on our Facebook page later this week. Check back for that!

On the topic of music, we chat about Black Sabbath, who we are spinning this episode as well as a very underrated Canadian group from the 1970’s called Edward Bear. Cherise is obsessed. You can check out the post she did on them this week here. I also give more love to Queens of the Stone age, the Foo fighters and much more.

As always, please feel free to reach out to us with your thoughts on what you’d like to see/hear or if you want to get involved. You can get in touch with us through our Facebook page.

Listen to episode 5 below: 

Thanks for listening folks : )

Cheers

Strange Grooves Volume 4

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We chat, Joel Plaskett, Imperial Theatre, Dilly Dally, The Coathangers,  and our mega special guest, Pam Wheaton and the importance of venues like Taco Pica. #LiveLifeLoudUptown

Thank you, everyone, for listening and supporting us. We really enjoyed making the one you are listening to.

Pam Wheaton owns one of the coolest stores, @Heartbreak Boutique. Her love of Vinyl has been strong since I met her. In her shop, she has a record player and at home the neatest jukebox filled with rad tunes.

We sit down to talk with her about the Joel Plaskett, a few of her favorite bands, the movie One week, with Gord Downie, we chat about Tom Petty, Broad City, Abi and Ilana we love you, we discuss a few things we have watching and much more.

We also talk about the importance of supporting local venues and their initiatives. We will be doing what we can to help Santos and the restaurant @Taco Pica overcome the noise complaint fine they have gotten.

#TacoPicaForever

#LiveLifeLoudUptown

Listen Here:

https://soundcloud.com/user-868578508/volume-4