Storytelling, music, and personal reflections from Canada's left coast

Soundseeing and Music in Victoria

This binaural podcast is best listened to with headphones or earbuds for realistic and immersive sound.

This episode of Islandpodcasting combines a bit of soundseeing in Victoria’s Chinatown with some music from a recent show at Hermann’s Jazz Club. The performance at Hermann’s Jazz Club was by the Vancouver Island based Herbicidal Maniacs. Led by singer-song writer Steve Palen, the band also includes Ed van Benthem on drums, Dan Dube, keyboard and vocals, Brent Redberger on bass and vocals, and Rolly Sandoval on lead guitar. The band plays all original material and covers a wide range of musical styles. The three songs in the podcast were recorded with permission from Steve Palen, and were taken from the first set of the night. Enjoy!  As usual, any comments or feedback are always welcome.


The Herbicidal Maniacs at Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria BC

Islandpodcasting is back….A 2 minute preview!

Stay tuned…..

Oh my, it’s been a while, a long while since I have posted, created, produced, or podcast anything. But I am going to jump back into the game. I have been dusting off my podcasting chops, exploring different audio editing packages, and will soon have a podcast up on the site. Stay tuned….I’ll be back in a bit!

Travels in Turkey: Islandpodcasting 111

This episode comes to you after a recent trip to Turkey. In an effort to present the visual richness of the country, I have made this as an enhanced m4a podcast, which combines audio with visual images. The link below will allow you to download this to play in iTunes.

Clicking on the “Now Playing” window in the bottom left of iTunes expands the picture window. Alternatively, the downloaded file will play in Quicktime Player.

Enhanced Podcast – Travels in Turkey – Click to play

Drop me a line with any comments, and enjoy.


Ted Riecken

The Sweet Spot: Islandpodcasting 110

I am back after a long absence! A few days of time during a recent trip allowed me the time and energy to make a few recordings that I’ve uploaded here. Also in this post is a bit of recording I was able to do last summer at the Island Musicfest. I had the good fortune to be situated in a particularly sweet spot for recording, which made for some “as if you were there” recording with my binaural mics. Drop me a comment if you get this. I have no idea if my link is still live in iTunes or any of the other directories because of my long hiatus.

Link to the direct mp3 file.

Paradise Lost & Found: Islandpodcasting 109

The content for this podcast was recorded in Hawaii and put together back here in Victoria. From one Island to another, here is a story of paradise, and how it exists, largely as a state of mind. The picture shows yours truly, Janet and Henry Kapono following his beautiful Wild Hawaiin Show that we saw on my birthday.

Here is a direct link to the mp3 file.

The Wild Hawaiin

Thinking About Learning: Islandpodcasting 108

In this episode I do a bit of reflecting on my Theremin project and what it taught me about how I learn. Inquiring into new topics is always a challenge, and sometimes we hit dead ends, individually and as a culture. But then, sometimes that is  how we learn to adapt and grow.

Here is a direct link to the mp3 audio file.


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