Molly Campbell and Krista Jackman are UNH Lecturers and have
started The HUGEmanities Project, a collaboration between The New Hampshire
Humanities Collaborative, and UNH College of Liberal Arts. It is an initiative
that highlights the engaged, active thinking and digital humanities work UNH
students are doing. We discuss why the humanities are an important field of
study, define the humanities through song, and talk about going all in.
Defining the Humanities through
song: 1st song: “Strange Fruit” by Billie Holiday 1939; 2nd
song: “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton 1980; and 3rd song: “For What it’s
Worth” by Buffalo Springfield 1966.
Jody Clark joins me again to talk about The Ring on the Sill the final book in his trilogy “The Soundtrack to My Life.” Jody grew up in the Kittery/York area of southern Maine and his books are based on his experiences growing up in a beach town. Jody talks about his recent launch party, meeting John Cusack, his writing habits, and what’s next.
The three songs he shared: 1st song: “With or Without you” by U2; 2nd song: “I Melt with you” by Modern English; and 3rd song: “Wild Irish Rose” by The Push Stars.
David Hanrahan is back for his third appearance. David is a former Boston trial attorney and now the author of three novels. He just released his latest novel, Sanctuary: A Catalyst for Murder. David talks about his new book, a book club in Florida he visited, when he was on the NYC television show “So You Want to be a Star,” and a few near-death experiences.
1st song: “Tired” and 2nd song: “You’re in Heaven When You’re in Love.” Both songs sung by David Hanrahan and written by fellow students at Brooklyn Technical High School, William Goldenberg and Robert Hanning.
3rd song: “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord,” sung by “The Choirmen” at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Abington, MA performed for a special celebration of Cardinal Cushing’s 75th birthday (David is the soloist).
4th song: “Oh Lord I Am Not Worthy” sung by David Hanrahan
Drew Maurais joins me to talk about the things on our minds. We shared things that happened (or keep happening) that make us irate; things that make us giggle; bullying; our thoughts on Game of Thrones (some of the big moments on the show and a few predictions); what it means to us to go “all in”; and our love for the The Greatest Showman, using our favorite songs for the musical interludes: “From Now On” (Pauline) and “A Million Dreams” (Drew).
We also talked about the new podcast we will be starting together. Let us know what you think!
Jon McCormack (creator), Jordan Formicelli (Annie), and Tomer Oz (director) talk about Paintbox, an origianl rock opera with a twist. Paintbox is currently playing at the Player’s Ring in downtown Portsmouth. The three talk about how Paintbox went from an album to a musical stage production and what it means to them to go all in.
For their song selections, they picked songs from show: 1st song: “Deep Earth” opening number; 2nd song: “California Caramel Cream” midway point; 3rd song: “Sweet Annie Pepperberry” closing number.
Jody Clark grew up in the Kittery and York area of southern Maine. Contrary to the traditional path, he started off writing screenplays; when that didn’t work out, he turned those stories into novels. He now has four novels to his credit, using stories from his life and the scenic locations from his beloved state as the backdrop for his fiction.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of his life: 1st song: “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure; 2nd song: “Pictures of You” by The Cure; 3rd song: “The World Is…” by Matthew Ryan.
Post Production Note: There’s no denying that in order to be a writer, one must go all in. There’s no risk involved with having a great idea, but not everyone can turn those ideas into novels and then release them into the world. In this way, Jody Clark is a great example of going all in. Jody has found his niche: As a self-published author, he can completely control everything about his stories, which seems to be the perfect fit for him.
However, whether you self-publish or have a publisher, you will have to learn how to market your book. Book signing tours are part of the package either way. John Grisham is one well-known novelist who started his career with A Time to Kill, a self-published novel. He went all in by touring the country, on his own, and selling books out of the trunk of his car.
I also want to add that being all in is about focusing all your energy on positive outcomes, understanding what you have control over and what you don’t, manifesting the vision, recognizing open doors when they present themselves, respecting people and their experiences, and being grateful for the opportunities that come your way. ~ Pauline
Sasha Alcott and her husband Chris Viner, bought a van in the summer of 2016, left their jobs and have been DIY Touring the US and Canada under the name When Particles Collide ever since. They are currently on tour in the New England area. Sasha talks about how she and Chris met, how they named their band, teaching, touring, going all in, and advice for musicians wanting to go on tour.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of her life: 1st song: “Lay My Body Down for You” by When Particles Collide; 2nd song: “Lost in the Supermarket” by The Clash; 3rd song: “Misunderstood” by Wilco
Phil Kliger is one of the reasons I have my own show on WSCA. He invited me on his show two years ago to talk about my book, and now, I am thrilled to have him on All In to talk about all the amazing ways he uses his musical and voice talents to spread the joy. As an added benefit, Phil brought his friend Dakota La Croix to join us in studio. We talked about music, film, music in film, trivia, joy, and inner peace—organic, fun, and filled with laughter.
Three songs that would be on the soundtrack of Phil’s life: 1st song: “Glutton of Sympathy” by Jellyfish; 2nd song: “Makin’ It” by David Naughton; and 3rd song: Miles Davis a Tribute to Jack Johnson (1971).
To find out more about Phil, listen to his show Toast of the Town on WSCA 106.1 FM.
Michael and Adam Scharff or The Scharff Brothers are a production team and pioneers in Virtual Artist Development. They write, record, produce and teach in all musical genres. As a matter of fact, at the time of this recording, they were finishing up a lesson, so I started the show with four songs that they recorded and produced. Song 1: “Everybody Knows” by Tom Emerson, a local artist; Song 2: “Friday Night Oasis” by Sons of Alfond, a band out of Portland; Song 3: “Ghost of a Man” written by Scharff Brothers and sung by Sam Robbins who was just featured on the Voice and is graduating from Berklee College of Music this year; Song 4: “I Don’t Wanna Be You Anymore” by Isobel Goss, a 16 year old local artist.
Since we played four songs that Adam and Michael produced, we played two songs that would be on the soundtrack of their lives: 1st song: “Lucky Now” by Ryan Adams (Adam); 2nd song: “See the world” by Gomez (Michael).
For more information on their podcast and production company, go to https://m3artist.com/
Fiona and Ariana Scharff, Isabella Bazata, and Marie Lane talk about being in the PDP production of Godspell, opening May 4th at the 3S Artspace. They also share about their experiences and how being in a Patrick Dorow Production has changed their lives.
Song selections from Broadway recordings of Godspell: 1st song: “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”; 2nd song: “Day by Day”; 3rd song: “Light of the World”