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“Lollipops + Goosebumps” pt.2 – CBC 1 Day

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

The CBC is set to premiere the “1 Day, 24 Hours, 34 Million Lives” UGC documentary this weekend (August 21st to be exact) and all we UGC contributors are of course a tingle with the prospect of having our submissions edited in off the cutting room floor – or perhaps that’s a need to visit the loo, can’t be sure, will figure it out later. So it comes down to this, as the Bard would have put it, the chance to be CBCeen or not to be CBCeen – that is the question. The catch is, we don’t know, Mom’s the word, so everyone needs to watch to find out.


Say it ain’t geo-blocked

Of course, being in Cambridge, UK during the screening adds a double edge. I’m going to have to watch this thing online in order to follow through on this great baited mystery that the CBC has dangled before us. But the question is, is the show being geo-blocked? If it is, and chances are yes as most every CBC program is, except perhaps the “George with the incredibly long last name that starts with S” show, then it will be a case of “not to be CBCeen”. I would have a problem with this, because as I mentioned on entering my piece from Cambridge, UK, (regardless of whether it’s in or not) many of we 34 million Canadians aren’t even in Canada, and I’m speaking as a 4th generation Canadian, whose Irish ancestors crossed the Atlantic on a bloody sailboat in 1830 at the kind bequest of the Brits (note generational sarcasm). Putting aside Canada’s frequent flyer national health care patriots, Canada is where Canadians are, and taxpaying one’s at that. So pop the show on the internet please, and open up the geo-block, at the very least to England where even the Canadian Head of State (you know, Mrs. Queen) can sit back with a bowl of microwaved popcorn and see what those crazy Canuck commoners get up to.


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Lollipops + Goose Bumps for 1 Day

Thursday, April 28th, 2011


This is a demo of a tune I wrote a year ago when I landed in the UK to join my wife. I haven’t done a serious recording of yet but I really love this tune. It makes me feel hopeful every time I play it. I still don’t have a final name for it. I called it “Carnival” at first just because that’s the feel it kind of gives me, a positive little piece or so it feels like. Maybe I’ll call it “Lollipops and Goose Bumps”. I’m open to suggestions.


Anyway, I want to record an interesting version of it on April 30th, and video the recording, as a possible upload to the CBCs 1 Day project, which is of course a bite on the Day in a Life YouTube thing that happened last year but appears worthy none the less. I’m sort of revising this as I go, I’ll just see what comes together for Saturday, but here’s a few ideas I have right now:


  • Pipe Organ: There’s an amazing pipe organ at the local Cathedral in Cambridge that would be awesome to get at, but I’d have no idea how to operate it and I’d have to send out some special access prayers I’m sure, we’ll see about that one.
  • Analogue Synths: Another idea is to do the recording with a really interesting musician/ technologist I met in Cambridge named Richard Atkinson, @AtkinsonRichard, who does some experimentation with analogue synths and electronics, or as his Twitter profile says, “Master of organs, synthesizers and string ensembles.” I’m sending that request out today so I’ll keep you posted.
  • Random Piano, Keys and Locals via Twitter: And another possibility, which maybe the most fun, is to just simply throw it out there, digitally anyway, via Twitter, and see who might have a piano, organ or some kind of keyboard that they’d allow me to come over and play for about 15 minutes. It would be cool to see what type of instruments I might come across, people I might meet, houses I might enter, and whatever else.

  • Here’s the track. Let me know what you think. Oh and I’ve just officially renamed it as a demo to “Lollipops and Goose Bumps”:


    Carnival Demo by Deiren

    Music by Deiren Masterson © Deiren Masterson 2010 All rights reserved.

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