This is my interview – well, mostly morning coffee and jam session with the artist known as Aradia.
In this episode of Surviving Life, Les sits down with guitars in hand with singer songwriter Peirson Ross for part one of two parts. They go deep into music and activism along with the writers process.
Hap Wilson – the legend of Temagami, Ontario. An incredibly talented artist, author and outdoor adventure guide. But everything he does is rooted in his love of the natural world and his desire to protect it. Les and Hap sit sipping scotch and talk activism and canoeing.
Through the podcast Under The Influence, host and advertising guru Terry O’Reilly gives you a backstage pass into the intriguing, often insane, baffling and always surprising world of advertising. Sitting outside by a fire with Les Stroud and Terry, we get a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes, with our backstage pass to Terry O’Reilly’s life itself and to what led him into a vast world, filled with unbelievable stories that have affected us all profoundly.
Dave Rosenthal’s life in rock and roll is filled with stories so many of us musicians envy. Dave is in the full meaning of the phrase: a musician’s musician. In this Part Two of my chat with Dave, we go onstage with some of the greatest artists of all time.
Now going strong into his 28th year as keyboardist and musical director for none other than Billy Joel, Dave Rosenthal is, and will always be, pure musician. There has never been something for Dave to be – to aspire to. He’s a musician, that’s it. But of course that kind of focus combined with no small amount of talent has seen him on stage and in the studios with everyone from Paul McCartney, Steve Miller and Peter Frampton to Cindy Lauper, Steve Vai, Itzhak Perlman and Bruce Springsteen.
Part Two of my wonderfully insightful interview with Canadian comedian and author Ron James. Ron has just released his first book: All Over The Map; Rambles and Ruminations From The Canadian Road.
Part One of my wonderfully insightful interview with Canadian comedian and author Ron James. Ron has just released his first book: All Over The Map; Rambles and Ruminations From The Canadian Road.
Les closes out his discussion with music production legend Mike Clink, known for his work with Guns N Roses. Mike digs in deeper to his own perspectives on today’s music and the state of the industry itself.
Les closes out his discussion with media trailblazer and self proclaimed social warrior George Stroumboulopoulos aka Strombo, this time delving into the hard core realities of today’s bubble wrapped millennials who at the same time are tougher than the generations that came before them, when it comes to inclusiveness and treating others with decency and fairness. A cautionary note that this episode contains explicit language.