Am about to post a description of the last few days, but I thought I'd throw in a couple of audio files: these are two interviews which just aired over the last 48 hours. The audio quality is not quite 100%, as Dave was recording them off the car radio en route to various places, with his mp3 player. (We will write away for official CBC tapes at some point.)
The first is a segment from that wonderfully creative radio program Bunny Watson, hosted by Bill Richardson. I talked to Bill in Vancouver as the tour was beginning (on the first day, in fact). This aired on Saturday at 7pm and on Sunday at 4pm on CBC (Radios 1 and 2 respectively). The episode was about itinerant performers: I am by no means the only travelling artist on the Trans-Canada this spring!
The second was done live this afternoon on the local Eastern Ontario CBC afternoon program All in a Day, hosted by Brent Bambury. What a great guy. You'll see(/hear) that I've gotten a bit more at ease with studio speech during the last month!
All in a Day Interview.mp3
We did not, unfortunately, manage to tape the interview in French which aired on Friday in Toronto, on Les arts et les autres, where I talked to Alain Godbout. Listeners have told me I sounded quite good, but who believes them? Where, one wonders, is the digital proof? We shall hopefully get our hands on an official CBC tape soon; meanwhile, I may have another interview en francais coming up in Monckton, NB.