Off The Beaten Podcast
Episode 4 - Becoming A Rockstar w/ Lance Ayers

Episode 4 - Becoming A Rockstar w/ Lance Ayers

September 26, 2019

This week Dion McGill (@Dionsmusica) chats with multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and vocalist Lance Ayers to talk growing up Chicago, as well as the evolution of his music career. Lance is the lead vocalist and songwriter for the Chicago Band The Circle View (@thecircleview). 

The Circle View is a captivating band charting new territory in the modern rock genre. The quartet hails from Chicago and hypnotizes fans with their amazing ability to combine melodic, eye-popping hooks, with a straight-ahead rock vibe. This combination allows the band to cast a wide net, capturing the imagination of fans and competitors alike.

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Check out The Circle View on Spotify: TCV Spotify
Buy a The Circle View album on CD baby: TCV CD Baby
Check out The Circle View on YouTube: TCV YouTube

Here is an interview with Lance on Let’Soul: TCV on Let’Soul

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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Episode 3 - Riot Fest 2019 Recap From Both Sides Of The Bar

Episode 3 - Riot Fest 2019 Recap From Both Sides Of The Bar

September 18, 2019

Hello friends!

Riot Fest is an annual 3-day music festival based in Chicago, Illinois at Douglas Park.  Riot Fest specializes in rock, punk, alternative rock, and hip hop. The festival is known for booking reunions, guest performances, and full album performances. First started as a multi-venue festival in Chicago in 2005, Riot Fest has since become an outdoor festival starting in 2012, later expanding to Denver and Toronto. 

This week Dion McGill (@Dionsmusica) chats with musician and summertime bartender Jessica Lipon (@jessicalipon) to recap Riot Fest 2019.  Jessica was behind the bar as a bartender at the festival, and Dion was out and about in the crowd, so they compare experiences and chop it up about bands and the overall Riot Fest experience. Feel free to chip in on social media bout your social media experience using the hashtag #OTBP.  

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Go to Riot's website: riotfest.org

Check out Chicago Festival Management Group: https://chicagofestivalmanagement.com/

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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Episode 2 - All Politics, All Day with Sam Adeleke

Episode 2 - All Politics, All Day with Sam Adeleke

September 11, 2019

Hello friends!

This week DION (@Dionsmusica) chats with Obama Foundation Civic Leadership Corps fellow, activist, and entrepreneur OLUWASEYI SAM ADELEKE (@prgrssn). 

The conversation covered so many bases, including: Puerto Rico, immigration, the current American political culture and systems, racism, black culture, the Obama Foundation Civic Leadership Corps, how America stacks up compared to other countries, "Real" Chicago, Toxic Masculinity, Sam's apparel business Progression with the Krown, the current environmental crisis, reparations, and Michelle Obama. We are talking some serious conversation here, with lots of laughs! 

Also, apologies for the bumping noises.  I wasn't able to monitor the audio while recording, and our bumping on the table was traveling to the microphone.  Apologies. I will be cognizant of that in the future! 

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Go to Progressions’ website: prgrssn.com

Check out the Obama Foundation Civic Leadership Corps: obama.org/community-leadership/

We shout out several podcasts during the episode, so check them out: Jemele Hill is Unbothered, The Big One, and Dr. Death.

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on:

  • Blue Yeti microphone
  • Audacity

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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Episode 1 - The World Naked Bike Ride & Polyamory

Episode 1 - The World Naked Bike Ride & Polyamory

September 5, 2019

Episode Notes

Hello friends!

Welcome to the first Episode of Off The Beaten Podcast! This week DION (@Dionsmusica) chats with admin assistant and college friend SARAH DIPRIMO (@iowatater), who was visiting the glorious city of Chicago to see New Kids on the Block. The pair intended to talk about the World Naked Bike Ride Chicago edition, and the conversation proceeded on to NKOTB, sexuality, sex, relationships, and ultimately polyamory. 

Shout outs to SECONDHAND CURVES (@secondhandcurv1) and it's proprietor RACHEL CADIE (@curvesbossbabe) for selling sexy clothes to sexy women, also to ROBUST COFFFEE (@robustcoffee) for keeping me caffeine fueled.  Support local businesses. 

Check out the World Naked Bike Ride: chicagonakedride.org

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Go to Secondhand Curves' website: secondhandcurves.com

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Check out Robust's website: robustcoffeelounge.com

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on a Blue Snowball microphone. 

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

Introduction!

Introduction!

September 2, 2019

Episode Notes

Hello friends!

Welcome to Off The Beaten Podcast! I'm your host DION (@Dionsmusica)  I'm super excited to be embarking on this journey with you.  

Allow me to thank everyone who has supported me up till now, including the incomparable SEAN CANNELL (@seancannell), whom encouraged me to finally make this goal a reality.

In this short intro, I give you a little bit of the lowdown on me, and on what you're going to hear from future episodes of OTBP!  Give it a listen! 

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Acknowledgements:

This show was recorded on a Blue Yeti microphone. 

Intro music courtesy of: https://www.purple-planet.com. The place for royalty free music.  

Podcast Artwork courtesy of HEATHER CALVERT (@HCAL23)

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