From the archives

Posted in Uncategorized by travisboisvenue on September 24, 2010

These are interviews that I feel are still relevant, but got lost in the shuffle over Around The Block’s online history. They were both recorded around February of this year.

The first is with Bob Brocklebank, a community leader, spokesperson for Our Ottawa, and candidate for Council in Capital Ward. In this interview I was joined by guest co-host and technical coordinator Ben Myers (@benkmyers).

The second is an interview with Edward Ocampo-Gooding, a software developer in Ottawa, a major supporter of open data in the Capital, and an all-around great guy.

Rob Brocklebank by TravisBoisvenue

Edward Ocampo-Gooding by TravisBoisvenue


August 20, 2010 — The Record Shaap

Posted in Uncategorized by travisboisvenue on September 9, 2010

Matty McGovern has worked at more failed record stores in Ottawa than you can name, but that hasn’t stopped him from coming back for more.

Matt recently opened his first self-owned store, The Record Shaap, on Gilmore and Elgin. He stopped by the show to talk about the record buying community in Ottawa, what it takes to stay alive selling records, and french metalheads.

Matty Mcgovern by TravisBoisvenue