Ep. 6: Bill Harley on Sabbatical


Bill Harley is a great storyteller, and as you might expect, he's a great conversationalist, too.

In this episode, I talk with Harley about sabbaticals -- he recently completed one, and I wanted to find out what it's like, what he gained, and what he'd suggest for anyone else interested in taking a break from their day-to-day life.

(Photo credit: Debbie Block)

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Bill Harley

Bill Harley blog

Bill Harley on Facebook

The definition of "sabbath"

Providence Athenaeum Library

Berklee College of Music online

Charlie Bumpers book series

Bill's occasional partner in crime Keith Munslow

[Bill remembered after our conversation he's also participating in the Ashokan Family Camp]

Ep. 5: Molly Ledford, Actress, Puppet Enthusiast


Molly Ledford is about to go on a great adventure.

A great space puppet musical adventure, that is.

In this episode, I talk with the guitarist/songwriter for the South Carolina band Lunch Money about the world premiere of the musical Planet Hopping that the band has created with  Belle et Bête, a South Carolina-based puppetry duo.  If you are at all near the Columbia, South Carolina area this weekend (Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 & 16), do attend, but even if you can't be, listen and find out more about the musical and about stretching in new areas can help you out in the old areas.

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Lunch Money

Lunch Money on Facebook

Belle et Bête

Promotional video for the show

Episode 4: Brady Rymer, Bassist in the Laurie Berkner Band

This episode is more kindie-focused than most here at MOOG.  It features a conversation with Brady Rymer, a successful kindie musician in his own right leading Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, but since earlier this year also the bass player in The Laurie Berkner Band.  We talk about what it's like to sometimes play second fiddle after many years playing first, learning from Laurie, and how to balance both sides of that musical life.


Brady Rymer homepage

Laurie Berkner homepage

Brady Rymer tour dates 

Laurie Berkner Band tour dates 

From Good Homes

Episode 3: Darren Critz, Non-Sports Fan

This episode features Darren Critz, the Director of Performing Arts for New York City's Symphony Space.  Darren is not a sports fan.  We talk about childhood sporting memories, the similarities and differences between watching performing arts and sports, and deciding how much sports to bring into our kids' lives.  Also, the 1976 Olympics discus event.


Symphony Space

Just Kidding at Symphony Space

Symphony Space Live (performance recordings)

1976 Olympics discus event

Episode 2: Ashley Albert, Shuffleboard Entrepreneur

This episode features Ashley Albert, the genius behind kid rockers The Jimmies.  In this episode, she talks about her newest (and biggest) project, the soon-to-be-opening Royal Palms Shuffleboard Parlor, its inspiration, and how she finds time (or doesn't) to follow her many obsessions.


The Jimmies

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Parlor

Survival of the Hippest

Ashley on Twitter

Rules of shuffleboard

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Thanks for listening.  At the moment, this won't be quite weekly in nature, but I've got interviews lined up, so be patient -- more MOOG-y goodness is on its way.