January 29th, 2009podcast
Above you will find a photo of Charlie David. He is the lovely man who is coming to Kingston to show off his film Mulligans (check out the trailer below). HOT!
I also re-uploaded BWTVideo008 to the server. I played the video all the way through. Try again SweetPeas! If there are any other further issues, don’t hesitate to contact me
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Join Tyffanie as she chats with actor Brett Christopher and director Brendan Healy on the upcoming production of I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. The play will be at the Grand Theatre from February 4th to 14th.
Prior to this post, I had promised to do a live audio interview of Brett and Brendan. But due to some logistical issues, I wasn’t able to. Sorry about that. So I decided, if I couldn’t do it LIVE LIVE, I might as well give you video
If you are a valued subscriber to my podcast, you will notice something special. I have given you a (somewhat large) file to download or view below. This is the uninterrupted version of the interview. Those who watch it on YouTube will be missing segments.
In addition to all this fun stuff, I have an extra special special extended bit of video for you too. It will not be podcasted (I’m running out of room here! lol) but you can watch it from Vimeo and download it from Vimeo too.
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Watch the extra special special bit of video for you on Vimeo.Tags: Breakfast with Tyffanie, Brendan Healy, Brett Christopher, Drag Queen, Gay, Grand Theatre, I am my own wife, Kingston, Play, Queer, Transvestite, Video
January 22nd, 2009podcast
No guests on today’s show but lots to talk about even without dipping into Obama. Tyffanie chats about The Agenda, Steve Paikin, her upcoming interview on Saturday 1pm LIVE on http://www.ustream.tv/channel/breakfast-with-tyffanie, and TG.
UPDATE: The LIVE LIVE interview will not be happening this Saturday. Instead, I’ll be working on something extra special *cross fingers*
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For Tyffanie’s experience of the inaugeration of President Obama, please check out The Kingstonist.
January 19th, 2009Blog
Hi SweetPeas! I’ve been racking my brain the last few days trying to come up with a concept. Let me back up and tell you of my little story.
A little while ago, maybe only a few months ago, I discovered the scary fact that Canada only has a handful of Queercasters. What is a Queercaster? A Queercaster is someone who is queer/gay/lesbian/bi/trans/2spirited/rainbow coloured who creates a podcast or a vidcast. So literally, there were only 3 Queercasters that I could find listed in the iTunes directory in Canada that have been actively creating podcasts (there were a few who had created podcasts but hadn’t produced new content in over 6 months to a year).
Why so few? I’m not sure exactly why there are so few Canadian Queercasters. I know that there is a demand in Canada for podcasts and vidcasts with a queer bent. Goodness knows, I went out looking for queerness on the internet. I found many American Queercasters and even a few from outside America; Twinkleboi being #1 on the list of non-Americans! There are many other Canadians looking for Queercasters but can only satisfy their need by looking outside Canada. You only have to listen to Wanda Wisdom of LuckyBitchRadio to know that she has many Canadian listeners.
Anyway, I started getting the idea of somehow organizing something to help promote Canadian Queercasters and Canadian Queer Online Content. I created a facebook group and started posting those who had podcasts. Soon I moved toward adding others who had YouTube accounts to vlog on. I soon realized that there potentially are MANY queer people in Canada on YouTube who vlog or create any type of video for YouTube. How do I get everyone under one roof when the posibilities for social media are so great?
This is where I got confused. Should I limit my undeveloped concept to exclude those who solely create content for YouTube? Is this wrong? Should I only focus on people who create podcasts and vidcasts that you can subscribe to through iTunes or through a personalized rss/atom feed? I want to be inclusive and only exclude non-Canadians
I turned to the definition of New Media. Can I find the answer there? Is New Media strictly Podcasts? Can this solve my dilmena? Well no. I realized if I wanted to be inclusive and promote Canadian Queer Online Content that would include EVERYTHING New Media which includes Blogs, Vlogs, Podcasts, Vidcasts, the kitchen sink if you could leave a comment on it, the gammot!
So this is where it is. LIMBO! Do the Limbo… do di do….
Maybe I’m hoping for someone to say, “Tyffanie, it’s alright.” I’m just a bit hesitant to exclude. Is there some way to incorporate without turning this task into a huge production requiring a workforce of hundreds?
Many questions, not many answers.
Another last minute question: Should I remove the twitter blog postings on this?Tags: Canadian Queer Content
As Maxwell said, I must be the Oprah of the North… the Oprah of Queer Podcasting in Canada. Welcome SweetPeas to this week’s episode. I call up a new friend, Mr. Maxwell, all the way in Vancouver to discuss VanCubz and the CubzCast podcast. Part of my new effort to Get To Know You in the world of Canadian Queercasters. Are you next?
Below, you will find some links and a video preview of Were the World Mine which will be screened at this year’s ReelOut Queer Film + Video Festival. Oh, did I mention ReelOut is turning 10 this year?!?!
Tyffanie has started contributing to the Kingstonist. Check it out and read Tyffanie’s first blog post ReelOut is coming to Town.
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Listen to Tyffanie have a friendly chat with GLBC Radio’s own Mr. Can Cub as we talk podcasting, stats, and the Black Eagle. Today is also the return of the OutinKingston Community Bulletin Board!
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And here is a little preview of Were the World Mine which is the Gala Screening for ReelOut
January 6th, 2009Blog
There was a recent storm of blogging and twittering in regards to a well know blogger who accepted money from a large Canadian store to buy items from the store and discuss those items in a blog posting. Basically, the blogger was paid for a blog post. He was completely transparent about the situation and even talked about the deal in later posts. That blogger wasn’t me but Chris. At least I think it was Chris..
There was much discussion as to whether or not Chris was wrong in accepting money from the store in order to write a blog post. I, myself, never saw much concern with accepting money to blog. I don’t really see any issue with accepting money as long as your content/product isn’t affected or manipulated because of that money. I have no problems. Do what you want to do. I’ll do what I want to do. Give me money!
Even more recent I did a random Google search for my name “Tyffanie”. I always like to find out how well my website is ranked on Google’s top searches and to see what new celebrity or porn star started using the spelling of my name. There was this one porn star from the United States in Georgia, not sure what happened to her. Nonetheless, I was checking Google and I discovered a search link:
It was no longer a good link but thanks to Google Cache, I was able to view what the page had looked like. It appears that this Culture.ca website had been aggregating my rss feed. They were sharing the feed. But I didn’t get any emails that they were? I didn’t request if they could share my feed? Mind you, I’m not complaining. I just wanted to know what this Culture.ca website was all about.
In my investigations (ie, typing in http://podcast.culture.ca), I found out that the website had been run by Canadian Heritage. More specifically, the Canadian Culture Online Branch of Canadian Heritage. I read a bit of Canadian Culture Online Branch information and was fascinated.
Apparently, there have been grants and initiatives to help promote Canadian Online Content focused on our vast Canadian Culture. I guess my little podcast was a little example of Canadian Culture. Yeah! But wait, grants = money. Is there Canadian Government money available to podcasters like me?
After further reading, I found out that the Branch was not directly funding podcasters but other non-profit agencies such as the National Film Board who then began a program called Citizen Shift. If this sounds familiar, Bob and Mark had interviewed Tim McScorley of Citizen Shift on the Canadian Podcast Buffet #122. Tim said there are possibilities for money from Citizen Shift for new content created for Citizen Shift (for more details of requirements, check out Citizen Shift especially the terms of service). So everything is making some sense now.
This begs to question then. If Chris’ actions and content were subject because he received money from a Canadian store, would it be different if he received money from the Canadian Government? If I accepted money from a non-profit organization funded by the Canadian Government promoting Canadian Online Content, would my actions, motives, and content be questioned?
I think the main argument with accepting money from a company is whether or not that company will ask you to change your content or manipulate it in some way. For instance, by giving you a free iPhone, you might feel pressured to give Apple a good review. Is this any different with the government? Perhaps, perhaps not. The government won’t be asking you to write or podcast a good review about the Prime Minister anytime soon. Then again, they might.
There is even another interesting argument that I had heard at a ReelOut queer film + video festival panel discussion with independent Montreal film producers/content creators. The independent Montreal filmsters talked in depth about the use of “found media”. “Found media” is a term they used to describe media that is found and used without researching the current owner and giving financial reimbursement for the use of the media. For example, using an old video clip in your own film to help the development of your film. Why do these renegade filmsters use “found media”? Well, because they can’t afford to pay the owners of this “found media” nor do they want to be penalized for their use of “found media”.
Well, I don’t know what to say here. I’d love to hear other’s points of view. Is monetization of online content good or bad, yes or no, Cheech and Chong? If offered a government grant, would you take it? If offered a lump sum of money from a company, would you take it? Is there a difference?
I’m done.Tags: Blog, blogging, Canadian Culture Online Branch, Canadian Heritage, Citizen Shift, government money, grants, monetize, money, National Film Board, podcasting, SweetPea Press
January 1st, 2009podcast
Hi SweetPeas! Happy New Year! Happy 2009. Tyffanie brings you a late episode of Breakfast with Tyffanie where she chats about her New Year resolutions and some very important people.
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[audio:http://www.tyffanie.com/podcast/BWT072.mp3]Tags: 2009, Breakfast with Tyffanie, Drag Queen, Eartha Kitt, Gay, New Year, podcast, Queer, Resolutions, Tyffanie Morgan, Vicki Lawsuit