Free Love: My Shout Out in Growing Up Forty

This is freshtastic. Rob Gaudette recently launched Growing Up Forty a pop culture blog celebrating comics and movies and video games from a 40-ish POV. He’s killing it.

He recently posted one of the fisticuffs we’ve been having and concluded the post with this:
“Finally, if you’re on Twitter, follow Sammy. His opinions and conversations will either infuriate you or make you laugh out loud. May or may not be best read while going to the bathroom, I leave that to you.”

Outstanding branding! I wish I could cram all that onto a business card…what an excellent way to kick off the weekend. See you in hell pants…

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The Creative Imbalance Apperance

A recent gathering of prominent podcasters unfolded at Pacific Junction Hotel on a Sunday night (June 4, 2017) where Girth Radio Superstar Sean Sirianni holds court as the host of The Creative Imbalance.

He injected a number of the podcasters into his world including Andrew from Geek Hard. You can hear that interview at the 1 hour 15 minute mark.

(And following Andrew’s interview myself and another Girth Radio super star Alissa Santiago chat it up sharing the Tinder Date Tale.)

A good time was had by all…listen for yourself.

As Sean Says:
Just dropped a podcast EPIC featuring a handful of mini interviews with a plethora of other podcast creators and enthusiasts in the city. This massive episode is co-hosted with my pal Jenny Potter, and features personalities from, Fairy Tales for Unwanted Children Podcast, The Freeze hiphop podcast, Geek Hard, PodCamp Toronto, The One Sheet – Podcast, and Girth Radio! … show also wraps up with a sick brand new track from Eddy Scott Infante!

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Writing: My Geek Hard Review of The Princess Diarist

So my Back Issue Bloodbath co-host Andrew and I were sitting in the Pacific Junction Hotel bar following a podcast recording when Carrie Fisher’s last book came up: The Princess Diarist.

I get the standard celebrity reduction means her death will be strictly Princess Leia; still Carrie Fisher was a fantastic writer. I mentioned so in my post Goodbye Carrie Fisher on her passing.

Thanks Andrew for the opportunity. Be fun to write more nerdness for Geek Hard.

To read my review of The Princess Diarist visit Geek Hard.

Back Issue Bloodbath…Host!

Well now 2016 has not unfolded as I anticipated. Hannibal may love it when a plan comes together but life is not always so neat. I mean I hafta drive myself instead of get into a van driven by Mr. T.

I’m launching a new era in Geek Hard‘s Back Issue Bloodbath…as Andrew Young’s co-host! What? Sweet.

Yeah it turns out regular co-host Gavin Stephens has a few things on his plate so I got called up from the minors…I’m the Rudy of podcasting. (What an awful metaphor…I’m the Twilight Chick of writing).

Focus!

Andrew visited My Summer Lair on April 7, 2016. That visit lead to a number of appearances on Back Issue Bloodbath and Geek Hard.

And now we’re here.

This is so cool! I wanna find my creative voice online…how to talk about comics. I get into with nerds all the time so it’s not new. But with this great power and this great responsibility the hope is to share what’s fresh and avoid what’s tank…so many good comic out there. Nobody should be wasting time reading bad comics.

You Know? So grateful for this opportunity.

My Guest Appearance on Back Issue Bloodbath #40

In this episode of Back Issue Bloodbath I surprise the gents with a wild and crazy about Black Science! Which is totally different than Weird Science: thankfully (or sadly) we did not have to wear bras on our heads.

Listen NOW!

Check out my earlier appearances on Back Issue Bloodbath:
Episode #39
Episode #14
Episode #13
Episode #12
Episode #11

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My Guest Appearance on Back Issue Bloodbath #39

Crazy…I have returned as a guest on Back Issue Bloodbath…it musta been the gummies, it certainly wasn’t the jokes!

Listen NOW!

This episode is an autopsy on the recently completed New 52 by DC Comics. It’s hard to sum up the New 52 in a 30 minute podcast. Even now after doing this podcast I’m still not sure what my bottom line is: was New 52 slick storytelling? Marketing Magic? Both? I dunno.

I highly recommend Batman…all 52 issues. Justice League and the Forever Evil crossover…excellent work. Lastly Geoff Johns’Aquaman run…s’about 20 or 25 issues.

Check out my earlier appearances on Back Issue Bloodbath:
Episode #14
Episode #13
Episode #12
Episode #11

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Writing: My Sole Shift Review of Shoe Dog

My arty pal and cool sneakerhead Craig White e-introduced me to the nice people at Sole Shift Magazine.

Happily I was invited to write about Phil Knight’s memoir Shoe Dog. Sweet.

This is how I closed the review:
The great irony of Nike advertising is the singular focus and celebration of the individual player often in a team sport like basketball or soccer. Yes: Michael Jordan is one of the greatest NBA players (and all his Nike marketing effectively branded his status) yet Jordan still needed Rodman to rebound, Paxon or Kerr to hit those threes and Pippen to draw the D. Jordan truly became successful when he had a legitimate and capable team. Knight’s Nike story is no different than building an NBA contender. He succeeded in business because he surrounded himself with the right team. He invested in the people who believed in his vision and did not waste time trying to convince those who did not.

If you want to succeed in business, if you want to make your 5-9 your 9-5, if you need some encouragement as if Just Do It is not enough, then read Shoe Dog.

To read more visit Sole Shift.

A Good Book Drive 2016

Sammy Younan, Girth Radio’s talented and adorable program director, is proving that he is just as tender-hearted as he is handsome by participating in this year’s A Good Book Drive.

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My Guest Appearance on The Creative Imbalance

From Sean Sirianni host of The Creative Imbalance…which I decided to pick up for Girth Radio:
“After a long hiatus The Creative Imbalance Podcast returns with Sammy Younan the program director of Girth Radio.

This is a bonus episode one week before The Creative Imbalance officially launches on www.girthradio.com.

Stream/Download this candid convo to see how this came to be, and listen to Sean make himself comfy in his new audio home at Pacific Junction Hotel.”

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My Guest Appearance on The Creative Imbalance

From Sean Sirianni host of The Creative Imbalance…which I decided to pick up for Girth Radio:
“After a long hiatus The Creative Imbalance Podcast returns with Sammy Younan the program director of Girth Radio.

This is a bonus episode one week before The Creative Imbalance officially launches on www.girthradio.com.

Stream/Download this candid convo to see how this came to be, and listen to Sean make himself comfy in his new audio home at Pacific Junction Hotel.”

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