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Here are my publicity pictures – It was an afternoon of (fake) laughing and drinking

An afternoon of pictures, stout and laughing

Before I get into more of a background to these pictures, let me take this time to thank all that were in involved in such a meaningful, fun day. Biggest shouts to Nikki at HRM Photography, the gents at Gentlemen’s Barber Massonville, and to Fionn MacCool’s for the huge space to create in.

 

Community, conversation and fun

I had been to the venue a few days before I concocted this wacky idea of not only creating a podcast but creating a whole new brand. If I were to do it, I would need to go all in. I would need to get my voice (and face) out there. First step was to do all the obligatory internet stuff to solidify that I’m here, and I’m doing something. Next, was to get professional shots done – ’cause I just love getting my picture taken. I wanted the shots to not only capture me but capture what Shower for the Soul stands for. What it means. I wanted the shots to reflect community, fun, and conversation.

That’s when I thought of doing the shoot at MacCool’s. I stalked the joint again. I knew it’d be perfect. If done well, it’d capture what Shower for the Soul is – and Nikki captured it strikingly! The early afternoon shoot was much easier than I thought it’d be. Beer and fake laughing. My sorta Thursday funday.

I’ll be using these pictures going forward for Shower for the Soul promotional material and episode posters. I’ll try not to over do it, though.

 

 

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And here they are, folks. My podcast publicity shots. Before I get into more of a background to this shoot, let me take this time to thank all that were in involved in such a meaningful, fun day. Biggest shouts to  Nikki at HRM Photography, the gents at Gentlemen's Barber Massonville, and to Fionn MacCool's for the huge space to create in. I had been to the venue a few days before I concocted this wacky idea of not only creating a podcast but creating a whole new brand. I knew if I were to do it, I  would need to go all in. I would need to get my voice (and face) out there. First step was to do all the obligatory internet stuff to solidify that I'm here, and I'm doing something. Next, was to get professional shots done – 'cause I just love getting my picture taken. I wanted the shots to not only capture me but capture what Shower for the Soul stands for. What it means. I wanted the shots to reflect community, fun, and conversation. That's when I thought of doing the shoot at  MacCool's.  I stalked the joint again.  I knew it'd be perfect.  If done well, it'd capture what Shower for the Soul is – and Nikki captured it strikingly! The early afternoon shoot was much easier than I thought it'd be. Beer and fake laughing. My sorta Thursday funday. You will be seeing my mug going forward on a lot of Shower for the Soul promotional material and episode posters. I'll try not to over do it, though. 📸: @hrmphotography.ca ✂️: @Gentlemensbarber 🍻: @fionnmaccoolsnorthlondon #fionnmaccoolsnorthlondon #Gentlemensbarber #hrmphotography #showerforthesoul #podcasts #shanefamealexander

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How New Kids’ `Tonight’ became an important track in my budding radio career

 

It happened one morning on CFTR radio

As I get closer to the first episode dropping, I’m looking back to what truly brought me here. I wasn’t the biggest NKTOB fan but heir track `Tonight’ is a very important piece to my journey.
It’s the first song I voiced over in a real radio station. I was there visiting my radio mentor and buddy, Tom Rivers, He fronted the top rated morning show.

While I was doing bits along with Tom that morning, he asked me to introduce the new New Kids track and hint a concert announcement. I was nervous as hell, knowing this would be my first time being a real radio disk jockey. If I were playing radio in my room, no problem. I would know exactly what to say. But this was C-F-T-R. THE radio station for morning radio and THE radio station all my friends listened to.
Tom wrote the script and told me where to breath and follow my `DJ instincts’. He told me when I hear the music, I’ll know where to shut up and where to elaborate words.
All this prep for a song that only had a 15 second intro.
All the nerves disappeared as soon as I turned on the microphone. I later learned most radio announcers are the same. Stumbling, incoherent folks off-air. Poets on-air.

Word for word, pause for pause, tone for tone, this is exactly what I said that morning on CFTR.