Podcasting, for me, has always been a saving grace. It is the thing that's pulled me from the depths in so many ways, I know I would be lost, in many ways, without it. When I sit knee to knee, in my little podcast trailer, lovingly crafted with my husband and painstakingly placed at festivals dotting the province by my dad or husband and me, it all falls into place. The anxiety I feel as a near constant, melts. The fear ebbs. The lights balance and I get to just ask artists about their story. That's all I've ever really wanted in a creative pursuit. What I've gained from the incredibly simple "tell me a story" format with these individuals is beyond measure. It is, quite simply, saving grace.
Ashley Buchholz and Jason "the Human Kebab" Parsons are the duo of USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, aptly named having now met Ashley) and they've been touring non stop for MONTHS and working their butts off for YEARS to get where they are and they aren't stopping for a breath.
In this interview you will hear stories, jokes, hilarity. They tell stories abut the lake, touring with Walk Off The Earth, Nintendo to Nirvana. We paused it several times to run out backstage and dance to Sloan and back in for more stories. Ashley and I chatted documentaries, the Kebab came back later for beer, in all they were some of the most personable and memorable people I've been humbled to sit down with.
Oh - and they ROCKED THE LIVING HELL OUT OF THAT SHOW!!!
Their music appears in soundtracks ranging from Nintendo to the NHL. No kidding. Also in this interview the Kebab tells Ashley they may again be touring with Walk Off The Earth - brand new information! (picture Phoebe from friends yelling this please, for effect).
In all, one of my favourite interviews in a weekend of favourites. A weekend that saw my life change, and podcasting has made all the difference. Thank you each and every one of you lovely people who has every downloaded and listened to my show. Seeing thousands of people tuning in is beyond humbling, its the first time I don't feel anxious about change. That's a first for this kid. So thanks for that too.
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