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Explores, with our guests, the horrors, triumphs, and sorrows of jobs in the service industry, and discuss the side hustles and hobbies that allow us to stay hopeful, and creative.

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In Episode 19 we have a good conversation with Olga Kirgidis and Jim Fitzgerald jr. of the new synth project, Sega Sisters.  These longtime Hamilton Ontario dwellers talk to us about their respective jobs in the service industry, the worst things they have done, and the music they have made.  We talk about drugs, punk and filthy junk, and then they play us out with some of their sweet, dynamic and narrative instrumental synth songs.  It was a real treat talking with these two. As always, thank you to The Sourkeys and Teenage Bottlerocket for letting us use their music, and thank YOU for listening!

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This Week we talk to Olive Von Topp and Lilith Lemons, two of the people of The Femmes Rebelles burlesque troop.  Olive describes the driving force and need for burlesque historically as "really smart women getting around really stupid laws". This was a really great conversation with some strong creative women using their art to empower and entertain.  As always thanks to The Sour Keys and Teenage Bottlerocket for the use of their music and thank YOU for listening.

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We are back this week with a fresh episode of I Wanna Speak to the Manager.  We are joined with our friend Andy. Andy has been working hard helping out with the local green party campaign, his official title is Sign Master.  We all talk about our entrance into the political realm.  Give this episode a listen ad for the sake of all that is good, GO OUT AND VOTE! Thank you to The Sour Keys and Teenage Bottlerocket for letting us use their music, and thank YOU for listening!

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This week, we speak with Dan Ksenych.  Dan and Ryan worked together at a homeless shelter for youth. Dan goes deep into his experiences working there and how it gave him a clearer picture of the power dynamics and the broken safety net that homeless youth have to navigate.  It was a great talk, with an insightful guy! Thank you, as always, to The Sour Keysand Teenage Bottlerocket for letting us use their music, and thank YOU for listening!

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This week on we speak to Devere, the most voracious music fan you will ever have the privilege of listening to.  This man has been enjoying music since he was a young boy in Hammersmith England in the late 60's.  He talks about his radio show, Alice Cooper, and Ted Nugent.  His knowledge of past and present rock clubs is impressive, and to hear him talk about all this in his perfect-for-radio silky voice is a real treat! Check our his radio show Planet Groove on Friday mornings on CFRUor stream it from their website, and for heavens sake, go see local music!  Thank you, as always, to The Sour Keysand Teenage Bottlerocket for the use of their music, and thank YOU for listening.

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We are back at it this week with the wildly creative and productive couple, Katie and Rob.  Outside of their jobs as a biologist and city planner they make time for music and craft, both together and on their own.  We talk about music, and the journey of discovering it. We discuss the hangups and insecurities of refining your craft, and the need for resourcefulness and limitations while doing so.  Their cat Louie purrs loudly through the whole episode, and we birth a fake band for a non-existent scene.  It was a real pleasure to chat with these two! As always, thank you to The Sour Keysand Teenage Bottlerocket for letting us use their music, and thank YOU for listening

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This week we talk to Guelphs most employable person, Tye Sepers.  This guy is a veritable service industry Swiss Army Knife.  We talk about the horrors and joys of working the bar scene, deep fried Mars Bars, and running sound for primadonna folk singers, and sweet heart metal heads alike.  There may or may not be talk of Guelphs seedy Mob underbelly.  We also were under attack from fireworks for almost the whole recording.  Thank you, as always, to The Sour Keys, and Teenage Bottlerocket for the use of their music, and thank YOU for listening. 

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This week we speak with Joel Saunders, finger style guitarist and songwriter whose video has been getting a lot of attention since it dropped last week (click on the link to give it some more) We talk about teaching music and the joy of finding common ground with hostile students, and evil corporations making their employees wear dumb hats.  Joel plugs Candy Rat Records, and answers some questions in the form of some sweet guitar licks.  It was a real treat to sit and chat with him for an afternoon.  Thanks, as always to The Sour Keys, and Teenage Bottlerocket for the use of their music, and thank YOU, Beloved Listener <3

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This week we speak to Derek Prince-Cox, a renaissance man and host of the podcast The Wok Show.  Dereks musical projects are, YuzunArise and RuinWakeless, and Guy and a Half. Derek talks about drums, print media peddling, and the stress of post 911 border crossing for a Canadian band.  Somehow Motley Crue gets brought up again for the 3rd time since we started this podcast!?!  We also had to censor some content for the first time, so that's what that dolphin sound is all about. Thank you, as always to The Sour Keys, and Teenage Bottlerocket for the use of their music, and thank YOU for listening <3

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Well what an absolute treat this episode is!  This week we speak to Paul Kehayas, guitarist for the band The Hollow Earth, record-slinger at Royal Cat Records, and general cool-cat-about-town.  We talk about life in and around the Pacific Northwest in the 90's, Kinks-centered heart break, and rock and roll! Thank you as always to The Sourkeys, and Teenage Bottlerocket for our theme music, and thank YOU for listening!

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