Archive for March, 2013

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In this episode, Luke Alberton sits with guests Randolph Lalonde and Chris for a spirited and hilarious discussion about groups and causes that utilize shame to get their message across.  We touch on everythinhg from religion, to gay rights and take a long overdue shot at the “real men don’t buy girls” movement.  No one is safe, on episode 4 of An Axe to Grind. 

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Episode 3 of An Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton with Special guests Randolph Lalonde and Chris, where we break down Facebook activism, the good bad and ugly “causes” out there, and the harm blind activism can do.

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In the second episode of An Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton, we discuss all things “canadian”, the myths that surround it, and how nationalism contributes to a divided society.

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The launch of an Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton begins with his guest,Randolph Lalonde,  author of the Spinward Fringe series, where we’ll be tackling a core issue that is sure to come up over the course of the podcast in the future, Censorship in art, and offensive humour.

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Battle plan for 2013

Posted: March 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Greetings humans.

Luke here again, with a bit of an overdue update on the progress of things.

Heavy Humour is still in production, on no specific timeframe, as an ongoing project.  I still intend to put the project together, but am doing so independently, and made a few realizations after my first 6 months shooting Heavy Humour.  1. I’m effectively an amateur comedian as of yet, who is taking on making a documentary, about the music business.  Two things I have no knowledge of, include how to make a movie, and more importantly, knew nothing about the music business.  Despite some great early interviews and concerts, it became clear to me that I have a wealth to learn about making films, and even more, how to navigate the music world.  Many of the steps that get taken care of by a producer, director, art/photography director, production assistants, and so many more roles associated with making films, that all those functions had to be performed by myself, with no training or education in the field. To make a long story short, I bit off more than I could chew trying to “make a movie” entirely on my own. Even small low budget productions have cameramen and a sound team.  I was literally doing my own camera work, while interviewing guests.  All of it has served to teach me just how much there truly is to learn when it comes to producing films and television. Needless to say, it feels like I found the dragons tail sticking out of the mountain, and pulled on it only to find the whole dragon attached to it, and saw the much greater battle I really had on my hands.

So, I’ve decided to refocus things, and set shorter term goals that will build up my capacity to create a film I’ll be satisfied with. I’ve set my sights on one aspect of entertainment, and am launching my own comedy podcast this week, entitled An Axe to Grind: with Luke Alberton. It’s going to be a comedy/editorial podcast where subjects of some annoyance to me will be brought up and discussed, hopefully to most, in a funny and entertaining way.  I do plan on there being conversations about reasonably controversial topics, at very least, won’t be shying away from them.  The goal is to create a platform for me to exercise my comedic muscle, and provide some more content that doesn’t require me to book stage time or sell tickets to anything.  It’s a cost free way for me to throw down on crap that annoys me, in an environment where I don’t plan to censor myself or the discussion for the sake of being “proper”.   Much like my stand-up, I plan on it being harsh, unapologetic and hopefully to those who listen, funny.

I’m very thankful to The Crewcast Radio Network for hosting my podcast, and plan to release one episode each weekend.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the first episode of An Axe to Grind.