The SEANGEEK Podcast

The Seangeek Podcast discusses geek culture, music and movies from the perspective of a dad and husband, with his co-host FastFretFingers, and Meet The Geek’s CoreyGeek

Season 3, Episode 22 – Seanorama finally speaks publicly on Chris Cornell’s death

July 9th, 2017

In this episode, Seanorama finally found the presence of mind to discuss Chris Cornell’s impact on him.

Season 3, Episode 22 – Book Reviews: Princess Diarist, 18 and Life, Ghost In the Wires

July 2nd, 2017

In this episode of On The Road, Seanorama reviews three books:

Ghost In the Wires – The story about Kevin Mitnick, the world famous hacker

18 and Life on Skid Row – The story of Sebastian Bach, former singer of Skid Row and one the most prolific vocalists of all time;

The Princess Diarist – Carrie Fisher journals she wrote during the making of Star Wars.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10256723-ghost-in-the-wires
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23315800-18-and-life-on-skid-row
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26025989-the-princess-diarist?from_search=true

Season 3, Episode 21 – Head On over to Wonder Woman

June 25th, 2017

Seanorama discusses the writing on Dome’s Head On, it’s evolution from it’s original origins to it’s final end. See below for the lyrics to the latest version. He also discusses the release of Wonder Woman and other properties, it’s cultural significance, and why strong female characters in movies rock.

 

Head On

Move your wayward face, Push it all away.
Deviate your place, Lead yourself astray
You can’t make me make up false claims
Accusing him just to push your aims
 
Head On
Head On
Head, head, on
 
Put away his fate, they will know his face.
It was just play, and you took him away.
The mask he wore was not what you saw.
He’s not a hole you can shove full of
...
 
Head On
Head On
Head, head, on

Season 3, Episode 20 – Am I a Good Dad?

June 18th, 2017

Seanorama dissects dads in this episode. What makes a good dad, what is the standard, and why he feels he falls below par, and rallies to raise the bar on being a dad.

Season 3, Episode 19 – The BMW X3 and X3 – X-Men United

June 11th, 2017

Sponsored by http://www.voicesbytracy.com/, Seanorama discusses BMW’s and Benz and the X-Men and the day he met his wife. Follow along as Seanorama ties these together into a rant about the misuse of language. 

Update - Next episode coming right away….

June 11th, 2017

We are in the middle of playing a geeky game of MegaTraveller... post being uploaded immediately thereafter.

Season 3, Episode 18 – Keycon Part 2

June 4th, 2017

Seanorama is back for another episode covering what was Keycon 2017.  Yes he gets lost, but this time he is not alone. This time (Brother K’Bob from Meet The Geeks) shows up as well as Todd Fastfretfingers (from the band Dome), James R (from Symka) and other assorted Keycon characters. The final recap of the Con, what Seanorama did there and what he saw.

The Specific Author I was speaking to was Lindsay Kitson who was so kind and giving in passing her knowledge along. Thank you for the great panel. And yes, you can check out her page right here:https://lindsaykitson.com/

Keycon is at: http://www.keycon.org/35/

You can check out  J Boone's Dryden's blogspot here: http://onewritersperspective.blogspot.ca/

You can check out Diane Walton's blog here: http://www.dayinthelife.ca/

You can check out Daria Patrie's blog here: http://dariapatrie.com/

 

And finally, check out the Valour  Historical European  Martial Arts Academy here on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VHEMAA/

And don't forget Pandemic: http://www.zmangames.com/pandemic-universe.html?id=1246

 

Season 3, Episode 17 - Keycon 2017

May 27th, 2017

Seanorama takes the SeanGeek Podcast On The Road to Keycon, Winnipeg’s premiere science fiction and fantasy convention. Take a walk through the convention with brother Todd Fastfretfingers (from the band Dome) and Corey Toews (Brother K’Bob from Meet The Geeks). And yes, in this episode, he does in fact get stuck trying to find parking on the way to Keycon. This is weird, this is quirky and unorthodox. Enjoy the ‘cast!

I did not get chance to try everything at Keycon. I have tagged what is covered in the episode that I was able to enjoy, but not what I didn't get a chance to indulge in. Do you want to be in next year's episode? Do you want to be covered in an episode in the SeanGeek podcast before next Keycon? Do you want to influence the direction of the coverage next year? Hit me up and let's set something up.

Season 3, Episode 16 - Defending Chris Cornell’s vocals

May 19th, 2017

I don't have the will, the capacity to handle the news that came through this week, so I am re-using an old episode from Season 1. I will get back to the topic of the man's untimely demise, but for now, let's go back in time when Seanorama felt he had to defend Chris against the people that were slamming his vocal abilities.

Season 3, Episode 15 – Discussion on the Chess Game that is the MCU

May 13th, 2017

Seanorama talks Marvel movie news in this episode. Pre-Guardians 2, he discusses how all the chess pieces are all coming together into the last Avengers movies for this phase of the MCU. How do the Elders of the Universe/the Celestials fit into the grand scheme? How great is it to see Kurt Russel in GOTG2. Tango and Cash back together again!!! Who is Sly playing? Who is Michael Rosenbaum playing?

Season 3, Episode 14 – Thor: Ragnarok trailer exposition

May 6th, 2017

Seanorama has seen the Thor: Ragnarok and has had time to digest it. A look at the trailer in the context of Civil War, a review of the trailer itself and the movie’s positioning in the MCU.

Season 3, Episode 13 – Digital Copies of Movies Part Deux

May 1st, 2017

Seanorama retreads an old episode of the Podcast where he covered digital copies of movies. In this episode he returns to the topic with some helpful hints to where to buy your digital copies, how to use it, and who to use it through.

Season 3, Episode 12 – Good vs. Evil, Right vs. Wrong

April 23rd, 2017

In this episode, Seanorama tackles the philosophical “right” versus “wrong”. How to navigate arguments, get along and really understand the philosophy behind winning the argument. From fighting over the toilet paper roll, how to store Tupperware, and the evils of online bullying. Is right and wrong a matter of context?

Season 3, Episode 11 – The Politics of Logan and the genius of Superior Spider-Man

April 16th, 2017

Seanorama discusses the problems with getting everything set up to go see Logan with his lovely wife. Yes, being a dad is a challenge when you have two kids! With all the family commitments, why did the dynamic duo pick this movie to go see, how did they do and what did they think of the movie?

So how was the movie? Find out here!

In this podcast, Seanorama the SeanGeek discusses the intellectual landscape and all the politics behind getting Logan released in all its glory; the impact of Deadpool on the film, how Logan impacted Deadpool, and what this means for the Gambit film; and where we can see film going from here.

Seanorama also discusses Superior Spider-Man, which he plowed through. His reviews and thoughts on the run.

Season 3, Episode 10 – Pre-Garrick show and information regarding the upcoming release

April 9th, 2017

More Dome! Pre-game for the Dome show at the Garrick Hotel, playing with 500 Pound Furnace and Burning Porcelain (although SeanGeek’s mistook that Awaiting the Answer was playing and they were not for this show)). He discusses the recording process the band is about to go on, the timing of everything, how they are going to track.

Season 3, Episode 9 – How to Pick Up a Nerd

April 8th, 2017

In this episode, Seanorama, the SeanGeek cracks himself with an article he read on “How to Pick Up a Nerd”. Special thanks to Marie Claire for the article and pardons for being an incompetent journalist with as little research as possible.

Season 3, Episode 8 – Upcoming Movies – Thor, Great Wall, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man

April 1st, 2017

On the way to practice, Seanorama talks movies! 2017 has a host of movies coming out and he is trying his best to work things out with babysitters and showtimes.

Thor: Ragnarok – Talks the science of marketing Thor to a broader audience and how the moves they are doing in Ragnarok to bring the audience in.

The Great Wall – Talks the greatness of Matt Damon’s choices in cinema and how movies like Elyseum, Adjustment Bureau and the Martian really cemented Damon as a cool actor.

Wonder Woman – His most anticipated movie of the year, Wonder Woman is pristine.

Spider-Man – What more can be said! He doesn’t have much to say, but he is reading the Spider-Man comic book again!

Season 3, Episode 7 – Deer and Dragons – The Art of the Game

March 25th, 2017

The baby deer and Dungeons and Dragons. How the best storytellers are GM’s. And how the best bands write together.

Season 3, Episode 6 – Communication

March 24th, 2017

In this episode, Seanorama discusses the truths and falsehoods of communication. What does it take to be a good communicator, and why most of us fail at it (the host included). No, this isn’t no self-help episode, it’s a reality check.

Season 3, Episode 5 – More Dome Stories

March 11th, 2017

More Dome stories – the songwriting process, how many lyrical drafts we go through, and the new track to come. Seanorama talks about Dome being about 4 songwriters.

Season 3 – Episode 4 – The Stage

February 26th, 2017

Seanorama waxes philosophic on playing onstage and what it is all about.

Seanorama also talks about the Podcast and the future of it.

Season 3 - Episode 3 – My Obsession with State of Decay

February 19th, 2017

Maybe it’s unhealthy but it sure beats booze and drugs. In this episode of the podcast, Seanorama goes on and on about that dependency he cannot seem to kick – State of Decay.

State of Decay is that formerly indie video game that made boffo business with it’s great gameplay, unique game type and ridiculous re-playability. It is Seanorama’s go-to game all the time and is nearing near epic proportions of his video game time.

This first part of the podcast, Seanorama has yet to beat the last instalment of the game, and in the second half, this is right after he has it beaten.

Stateofdecay stateofdecaybreakdown stateofdecaylifeline stateofdecay2

Season 3 – Episode 2 – Designing the Set List for the Dome show

February 14th, 2017

In this short episode, Seanorama discusses the preparation it takes to get ready for a show as Dome gears up for some shows. He discusses the difference between having an all original set instead of playing covers; making sure the Beats Per Minute matter; and having the correct sequencing of the set. Call out to Threepeat!

 

http://www.manitobamusic.com/3peat

http://www.manitobamusic.com/dome

 

Season 3 – Episode 1 – The New Season of the Podcast and Dome’s First Show.

January 29th, 2017

Seanorama has moved into Season 3 of the Seangeek podcast, with a format change. Shorter podcasts (which he refers to as Podbits).

In this episode, Seanorama discusses the upcoming shows in February and March, how they are getting ready for the show.

Feb 11th at The Handsome Daughter, the middle band with Awaiting the Answer and Fatal Flaw

Feb 24 at the Garrick Hotel Headlining with Burning Porcelain and 500 Pound Furnace

March 2nd at The Goodwill Club with Burning Porcelain and Awaiting the Answer.

 

http://thegoodwill.ca/

http://thehandsomedaughter.com/

https://www.facebook.com/GarrickHotelWinnipeg/

http://www.manitobamusic.com/dome

https://www.facebook.com/domeband/

 

Season 2, Episode 22 – Hopes and Dreams

January 22nd, 2017

Seanorama talks serious business today! Have you ever wanted to try something new but chickened out? Ever wanted to act? Write a book? Learn an instrument? On this episode of SeanGeek, he breaks down hopes and dreams and what prevents us from achieving them.

Season 2, Episode 21 – Vocal Stylings

January 15th, 2017

In the very cold January episode, Seanorama discusses his vocal inspirations, what he trains with and how he got the style he uses. From Gene Simmons to Chris Hannah, to Matt Budoloski, Chris Cornell and Colin Hay, the man likes him his singing.

Season 2, Episode 20 – The New Wave of Board Games

January 8th, 2017

Seanorama discusses the wave of board games that have come out over the last while that have revolutionized the genre.

A full apology to Across the Board, which was misnamed in the episode. This is what happens when your two kids deprive you of sleep. Please follow the link and check them out. I cannot say enough good things about the place.

I have also linked the top games you really need to pick up.

http://acrosstheboardcafe.com/

http://www.zmangames.com/pandemic-universe.html?id=1246

http://www.zmangames.com/carcassonne-universe.html

https://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148228/splendor

ardgame/148228/splendor

Season 2, Episode 19 – The Importance of Split-Screen Mode on the Modern Console

December 31st, 2016

Seanorama recorded this just before Christmas. In this episode, Seanoarama discusses what brought him over from Nintendo to the Xbox and the importance of Split Screen in the gaming market, especially with the re-introduction to the mode in Gears Of War 4.

Season 2, Episode 18 – The United Ghost of Christmas Gears

December 27th, 2016

In this episode, Seanorama tackles:

  • The Uniter Fiver,
  • The origins of Christmas, it’s evolution, and what it is today.
  • Gears of War 4 review

Get in your second last episode of the year. One episode left until the final episode of the year. Are you ready?

Season 2, Episode 17 – The Making of Dome Part 2

December 20th, 2016

Please vote for Dome in the Uniter Fiver contest to crown Dome as one of the most intriguing band’s in the city! Follow the Uniter Fiver link below and place as many votes as you can for the band. Vote often, vote from as many devices as you can. What will you get as a result of your votes? More Dome, plain and simple.

In this episode, to commemorate the contest Seanorama continues the story of the formation of the band. In this Episode, Seanorama will take you through the process of auditioning Ole and Todd into the band, their influences and how the whole Dome thing coalesced.

 

http://uniter.ca/uniterfiver

www.manitobamusic.com/dome

https://www.reverbnation.com/domeband

 

 

Premature Evacuation

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

Be Famous - Dome

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

California - Dome

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

Descend - Dome

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

Breakdown - Dome

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

We Are Machine - Dome

December 19th, 2016

Copyright 2015 - Dome (Alex Radai, Sean McGinity, Ole Larson, Todd McGinity

Season 2, Episode 16 – The Making of Dome Part 1

December 18th, 2016

Please vote for Dome in the Uniter Fiver contest to crown Dome as one of the most intriguing band’s in the city! Follow the Uniter Fiver link below and place as many votes as you can for the band. Vote often, vote from as many devices as you can. What will you get as a result of your votes? More Dome, plain and simple.

In this episode, to commemorate the contest Seanorama tells the story of the formation of the band. Episode One will take you through the process of Sean and Alex hooking up, their influences and how the whole Dome started spinning.

 

http://uniter.ca/uniterfiver

www.manitobamusic.com/dome

https://www.reverbnation.com/domeband

 

Season 2, Episode 15 – Seanorama’s Favourite Podcasts

December 11th, 2016

In this episode, Seanorama talks about his entry into Podcasting, what converted him over to the format, and the 5 podcasts that really do it for him.

 

http://nerdist.com/podcasts/nerdist-podcast-channel/

http://podcastone.com/Talk-Is-Jericho

http://www.podcastone.com/killing-the-town-with-storm-and-cyrus

http://www.afterbuzztv.com/afterbuzz-tv-all-shows/x-pac-12360-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/

http://www.podcastone.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast

 

 

Season 2, Episode 14 – Moving on From Leonard Cohen

December 5th, 2016

Leonard Cohen has died and Seanorama discusses his long relationship with his music, why he was such an influence, how and why he moved away from his music ages ago.

Who is Leonard?

https://www.leonardcohen.com/

 

 

Season 2, Episode 13 – The Lost Art of Variety

November 27th, 2016

Today’s podcast is about pigeonholing, categorizing, classifying--- of putting labels on things. This is the podcast where Seanorama explains when he was trying to find a home for the podcast, he got stuck on how to label the podcast. As per usual, this sparks his thoughts on a subject and he recalls how his whole life he’s been unable to find the right label to place on himself. “What kind of book are you writing?” “What kind of music do you play?” “What kind of podcast is it?” Join the Seanorama as he explores labels, and discovers the Lost Art of Variety.

Season 2, Episode 12 – Classic Comic Runs

November 20th, 2016

Seanorama delves into classic comic book runs and what is it that really makes them special. Is it the length of time, the creative team, and will there ever be another classic run in today’s modern era of comic books?

Also, how do you follow Seanorama? Are you on the Instagram, Facebook, Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Podbean or Podomatic pages? Help Seanorama decide on how to build a home base for everything and where to build it.

Season 2, Episode 11 – Does Seanorama, the Seangeek still have it?

November 12th, 2016

Seanorama spend the morning with fellow Geek Corey Toews (yes, that Geek, check out Meet the Geeks here: https://meetthegeeks.blogspot.ca/ and over here http://mtgcomic.thecomicseries.com/), and there conversation went nowhere. Being a dad and being a geek--- yeah these two are struggling. Seanorama discusses the struggles of being a dad, and being a brother to fellow Geek and questions his ability to geek out.

Season 2, Episode 10 – Dr StrangeGeek

November 5th, 2016

Where Seanorama talks about Meet The Geeks, talks about theonce famous strip and it’s return and full kudos to the original crew: hepublicly apologizes to Mattgeek; praises Clay’s role; diminishes his owninvolvement; and talks about the genius of Mr Toews.

Dr Strange weekend! Why is this movie important? Well it isfor far more reasons than you might think. Seanorama delves into the importanceof Dr Strange (the comic) to modern cinema, Christopher Nolan’s Inception, andthe stunning genius of Steve Ditko.

And finally Seanorama pimps Nanowrimo – National NovelWriting Month. What is it, and how can it help you become a novelist.

http://mtgcomic.thecomicseries.com/

https://meetthegeeks.blogspot.ca/

http://kbobskabin.blogspot.ca/

http://offthestarboardbow.blogspot.ca/

http://365daystokeycon.blogspot.ca/

http://nanowrimo.org/

Season 2, Episode 9 - Book Reviews – World War Z, Last Night in the Viper Room, and Red

October 30th, 2016

***Updated***

Well, it looks like I put up the wrong podcast for Episode 9. Instead I posted Episode 11 up here. For those that were confused, I apologize, but I am fixing it up. Here is the proper description for what will now be Episode 9, and the original Episode 9 will now be posted up as Episode 11.

Confused? Yeah, so am I.

 

Season 2, Episode 11 - Book Reviews – World War Z, Last Night in the Viper Room, and Red

Book review time! Seanorama has been on a tear with audiobooks and he hits up 3 books in this review: Red – A biography of Sammy Hagar, Last Night at the Viper Room – a biography of River Phoenix, and World War Z by Max Brooks.

 

 

 

 

Season 2, Episode 8 - The legend of Eddie Van Halen the guitar player versus Eddie the songwriter.

October 23rd, 2016

Seanorama discusses the legend of Van Halen the band, the Roth years, the Hagar years, and the Cherone year(s). The discussion come around to Eddie the guitar player versus Eddie the songwriter. Does Eddie’s legend still hold fast?

Season 2, Episode 7 – What does it really mean to grow up

October 15th, 2016

Seanorama shares his views on the public’s perception of what “Growing up” means versus what he thinks it really means. Don’t worry, we aren’t giving up comics, toys and games, folks.

Season 2, Episode 6 - Is the Digital Edition of the movie the best format?

October 9th, 2016

Seanorama discusses movie releases on “video” and the formats that entails. DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Editions… what do they mean to you, and which do you buy? What is the value of the Digital Edition?

Season 2, Episode 5 - 10th Anniversary of SYMKA – Part 2

October 1st, 2016

Seanorama continues on with the continuation of the story of Symka, including the print version, the building of the world and the end of the series, including a rare peek inside his head about Paraverse.

Season 2, Episode 4 - Friday Night at The Merch

September 25th, 2016

Friday night saw our return to open mic night at The Merch in Selkirk, MB. It’s a great place for live new music and our second time there. If you have some rust you want to shake off, or want to try out something new, it’s a great place to play. I cover the show, the crowd and the venue and I also premiere our latest track Premature Evacuation.

Season 2, Episode 3 - 10th Anniversary of SYMKA

September 18th, 2016

10 Years ago, Seanorama published the last issue of Symka online. Symka ran for exactly 3 years at www.guildcompanion.com, as a monthly comics script, based upon the tabletop supers game he ran. Seanorama remembers the creation of the story, his collaborators, his editor, the Guild, pitches, artists and all of that. Part 1 covers the process of getting this monster running and the original hurdles getting it going.

http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2003/mar/symkaissue1.html

http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2003/mar/superheroesandtheworldofgenetics.html

http://www.guildcompanion.com/scrolls/2003/mar/symkaheroprofiles.html