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Well folks, fasten your seat belt for this episode. “The Captain” has taken the wheel and we are all going for a wild ride. Mike “The Captain” Duhamel is a BIG character overflowing with tales and misadventure. His story telling takes us from constructing his own log cabin and thoughts of becoming a hermit, to meeting his one true love, to selling …
 
We had a lot of fun in this episode speaking with (multiple) Juno nominated country recording-artist Jamie Warren, about the music industry as a whole, and the intricacies of a song. We learn of his initial interest in becoming an NHL player and a radio GM, only to win a song-writing contest that put him on the road, literally, to life as a touring…
 
A born drummer, Donnie knew he wanted to be a musician while watching Buddy Rich on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson at the tender age five. We chat about his career playing in bands, doing session work, teaching and his love of musicals. A discussion about health has him opening up about his depression and facing cancer this past year. Finally,…
 
Missouri born drummer / percussionist, Tom Cummings has spent his life following his passion of playing in Big Band/Jazz Bands based out of Houston, Texas while traveling around the world. A big storyteller, we find out his path to becoming a musician and veer off into tales of the road, artists he has played with, a dramatic flight situation and m…
 
Derek grew up under extremely difficult circumstances. His lost his father when he was child and was raised by a mother that was forced to go on welfare. He faced the cruelty of being bullied, and suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a predator. It took years of anxiety attacks, anger and heart issues to come to the realization that there must be …
 
Storyteller, public speaker, financial planner, Dan Burjoski walks us thru his life. We learn how he balances his creative side with his more conservative side. From musician, wedding DJ and actor, to public speaking, and his interest in politics. The conversation touches on health, the potential danger of painkiller use, and what its like to divor…
 
Marion is a grounded; take it as it comes kinda person. She explains her parents reasoning for sending her away to private school, and the idea of rewriting yourself. We discuss her love of being a Mom, volunteering for a variety of causes and festivals, and what she is most proud of in her life. We even chat about her keeping a campfire going for …
 
Small town family man, Steve Lehmann, discusses his inner nerd when it comes to favorite topics like science, theoretical physics and computers. We key in on his passion for music and his different musical outlets such as his business; a music lesson studio and KW Glee, as well as scoring for film and animation. We also learn about being a stay-at-…
 
Raised by a single mother after his father’s passing, we discover Ian is a life long musician following his passion via Rock, Christian and Country bands. Early on we find Ian joining a Christian Rock band, being signed to a Christian Rock label, and what it means to travel and tour in that community. Find out the ups and downs of doing so. From a …
 
In this episode we continue on with Kim’s incredible tale of endurance and durability. Her addictive personality has her obsessed with skydiving, parking a trailer in the drop-zone. Her live-in-the-moment style has her leave everything behind and travel to Europe where an emotional epiphany on a mountainside informs her future. Family estrangement,…
 
You’re going to have to buckle up real tight for this two-part episode folks. Kim’s journey is extensive, filled with unfathomable challenges and struggle, abuse, addiction, constant movement and eventual blessings in her fairly newfound Christian outlook. Without her outgoing, driven nature, and endless well of love, we wonder if she would have ma…
 
Self proclaimed “keener”, Stephanie walks us through her self-driven life. We uncover the steps towards becoming a teacher, only to move on into the restaurant business, and eventually towards the creation of her own successful catering company and the work and joy involved in doing so. She gives us insight into why things didn’t work out with her …
 
Welcome to our annual special variety show to cap off a stellar year. Every year we splice together sections from many episodes over the last year, detailing the challenges, accomplishments and wild stories from many of our guests. What an extraordinary year it has been for us on the Movin’ Air with pat lackenbauer podcast! We were honored to hear …
 
It’s that time of the year once again folks! Grab an Eggnog and come with us as we chat and celebrate never before heard Christmas moments from many of our past podcast guests. The Mouthpiece and The Drum Muffin would also like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas to all our listeners, The AirHead HardCore! Keep your eyes on the sky for…
 
This episode is chocked full! We chat with one of Canada’s best soundmen, Mr. Bob Shindle, and discuss how he basically fell into the role. Bob shares with us his approach to being a sound technician and how he sees music as colours when mixing. Come with us as we hear touring tales with Canadian stars, Larry Gowan (now the singer with Styx), Kim M…
 
Leo’s story is that of a creative individual; playing bass in bands, touring live, studio work, and the occasional producing job. We hear about gigging with local legend, and universally recognized bluesman, Mel Brown, touring with “The Hawk”, Ronnie Hawkins, Ms. Black Velvet herself, Alannah Myles, and the day-to-day life of a musician. Talk turns…
 
Life chaser, knowledge hunter, Scott Corman tells us about growing up in a tight knit family where his love of community first began. We discuss combining his business and creative instincts by starting a vintage guitar business, playing in a band, booking acts and raves, and becoming a full time photographer. Scott’s curious mind has led him down …
 
When it comes to studio work, Robi has done it all and worked with a who’s who in the music industry. Whether he is first engineer, assistant engineer, or producing, we get into the nitty-gritty of gear, recording technics, and why he has dedicated his entire life to his profession. From working with Daniel Lanois, to artists such as Big Sugar, Nei…
 
Sean is a faith driven individual still working on his inability to truly connect the way he’d like, with those closest to him. We wonder aloud if being adopted may have had an affect on him in this way. Working on his 3rd marriage he reflects on what it means to be present for your partner and recognizing the areas he would like to work on. A sing…
 
This is an episode we have chosen to re-release. We decided to pull it down last year after we originally put it out because of a controversy surrounding this particular guest. He was involved in a car accident that caused the death of a woman not long after we recorded his interview. At the time we pulled it out of respect for all involved, but as…
 
Has it been one year already?! Welcome to Episode 52! The Mouthpiece and The Drum Muffin return to discuss the challenges and rewards of the last year of the Movin’ Air Podcast. Find out about scrapped episodes, heart-warming tales and feedback, and the overall take-away from each. We also chat about what to expect coming in 2016 and few more perso…
 
Today we chat with hard-working perfectionist, introvert, Konrad Sauer about what makes up the fabric of his creative, just-give-it-a-try, life. There are no excuses for this guy. We examine topics as diverse as growing up in a Mennonite community, who his biggest influences were and why, the role of parents, furniture building, and what is behind …
 
What path does your career take when your earliest childhood memory is of a piano being moved? A piano player of course! In this episode we talk with world traveller Mark Willms, about being on the road with bands and pop stars, as well as solo adventuring to locales such as Tokyo, Dubai, Seoul and Switzerland. The discussion runs the gamut from hi…
 
They call him “Raflar The Wanderer” and we discover why in this week’s episode. This gentle giant chats with us about growing up in the bar scene, bouncing, DJing, and the cautious tale of where his tattoo came from. Ralf gets into the details of fantasy role-playing and why he calls himself an extroverted-introvert. We chat about trance music, pro…
 
This professional musician has lived a full life, no doubt about it. Married and signed to a major label at 19 years old, Steve has spent the better part of his career playing in bands and touring the world. His projects have varied widely, from playing with Ian Thomas, Ronnie Hawkins and The Roadhouse Band, to recording with Larry Gowan and appear…
 
The son of hippy counterculture parents, John tells us all about his musical education; from playing violin, to doing live sound, to finally settling into his career as a Juno award winning engineer, working with likes of Tom Cochrane, Triumph and Voivod. We discuss the ups and downs of the industry, professionalism, and his thoughts on music as an…
 
Growing up in a small town in Ontario, Canada, restless, this adventure seeker was always looking to break out and explore the world around him. Andrew’s early life had him touring Canada with rock band, the Rheostatics, and getting married to a woman 12 years his senior while taking on the responsibility of her young children. Later we learn of th…
 
Welcome to Part 2 of Mark Auld’s race thru life. We pick up in this episode discussing his first marriage, a further tumultuous relationship, and his continued spiral into drugs and alcohol, depression, and his attempt at suicide. More years of counseling, and an arrest follow, before Mark begins to turn things around. New and amazing changes in hi…
 
We’ve got another two-parter for you, my AirHead Hardcore. Every once in a while a life-story is so jammed packed with information and adventure, we need to split it up, and Mark’s is most certainly one of those. Mark takes us on a long and wild journey of turmoil and chaos. He explains his live hard, die young attitude, and how his heavy substance…
 
Growing up in a large Mennonite family, Jim, a solitaire man, graciously opens the door to his life, allowing us to bare witness to his battle with depression and his “experimental” attempt at suicide. His life’s exploration takes us on hitch hiking adventures across Canada, career stops as a life guard, ambulance driver and Youth Pastor, his studi…
 
Featuring all new material, we whisk you to distant shores on this week’s episode with clips from all of our guests over the last year talking about their favorite vacations and/or what they love about summer, especially here in Canada. (leave that winter snow behind!) Get ready to relax and recharge on this funny, sunny installment.…
 
RUSH super fan, Ian Graham, focuses us in on his passion for all things music; from his band “Eye Rhyme” (They are big in Mexico FYI!) to his “Small Dog” recording studio, we never drift too far. We also explore his political views, especially on the environment and global warming, and how he has taken his own steps by running his van on vegetable …
 
In this episode we hear of Sylvia’s family running from Poland at a time of fear and transition, to a German refugee camp, eventually on to Canada, and how these circumstances have formed this take charge lady. This creative individual tells us about her love of acting, singing in a band playing Boney M and ABBA tunes, and how she began her current…
 
A lover of music, art and animals, Heather Caton is a relaxed, hard working mother of one young son. We chat about taking on the responsibility of home ownership at an early age, dog sledding, being a Home Schooling Mom, the difficulties of a broken marriage, and travelling the summer Festival circuit in her teardrop trailer, selling her unique gla…
 
Raised a roaming military brat, we discuss Lindsay’s abusive childhood and how it may have led to a now controlled drug addiction, and on-going mental health issues. Now a videographer working with the 12 Angry Filmmakers group, we delve into his creative mind and life as a musician, writer, poet and acting in TV shows such as, Witchblade, Peter Be…
 
Katrina-Jennifer, or KJ to most, is a grounded, extremely creative, goal oriented individual open to new ideas and experiences. We find out how moving around frequently as an adolescent, and being raised by her father, while her mother was away in Southern California, has affected her. Talk ultimately leads to her passion for photography and multi-…
 
We have a different one for you this week folks! Today’s episode is based around Pat’s true love of interior camping, Algonquin Provincial Park in particular. We chat about gear, food, preparation, yet combine it with personal talks with close friends, recorded on the trip itself up along the shore, fishing, sitting under a tarp while the rain drif…
 
In this episode, Pat speaks with his latest favorite artist, Heather Kocsis. Growing up a romantic idealist, yet somewhat sad and introverted child of divorced parents, we discover Heather’s origins as a future world-class artist and meditative soul-searcher. We chat about her schooling in fine arts and what it has taken to not only to source out h…
 
Currently facing cancer, Susan talks to us about beating it, while keeping a smile firmly planted on her face. But there is so much more to this inspirational woman! We also talk about her being adopted at an early age, working in broadcasting for CKCO TV, acting in local theatre, the love of her family, and being the Queen of cocktail competition!…
 
Born into a creative family of six siblings, Tony is the youngest. Our chat explores Tony’s search for fulfillment, from career choices to relationships. We discuss his rise in Canadian journalism starting with a couple of local newspapers, and to his eventual award winning days at national giant, The Globe and Mail. We talk about what it’s like to…
 
Self proclaimed “pleaser”, mother and accomplished photographer, Lisa Malleck, still feels like she is searching for that one career in life where her passion for it can not be denied. We talk of the difficult circumstances behind her mother’s alcoholism, their strained relationship, and her one regret after her mother’s death. We also learn of her…
 
Andrew has always had a passion for cuisine, and being raised Italian and French, he couldn’t have asked for better cultures to come from. He grew up with a love of literature and art, and ended up combining his interest in food and the written word to become a Restaurant Reviewer for The Record newspaper and ECHO magazine. Part freelance writer an…
 
Once awarded, “Best Sports Writer in Canada”, metal-music loving, pro-wrestling aficionado, Colin Hunter is one hell-of-a interesting guy! We learn of his English teaching stint in Japan, trading mix-tapes and zines, and how he landed a prime writing gig at The Perimeter Institute. And do you want to find out if his eight-year engagement will ever …
 
Local KW entrepreneur, John Bergen, is a smart, opinionated character destined to be his own boss and follow his own rules. After closing down his first ceramic business, John and a partner started up the successful City Café franchise based on the “honesty system” and has never looked back. We find out about John’s constant search for knowledge an…
 
Attention seeker Andrew F. Butters was raised in a typical working-class Canadian family playing hockey and getting good grades. Although successful at his full-time corporate gig, Andrew’s true passion is in bringing out his creative side through blogging, working on a couple books at a time, and creating music that ended up in an art-swap with Ke…
 
Terry is a guy that squeezes every last drop out of life by searching out new experiences and taking advantage of very opportunity that has crossed his path. He has found a way, with the support of the family he adores, to seamlessly blend his corporate responsibilities with his creative ambitions to get the most out of life. He was briefly part of…
 
Lauren has led a fascinating life filled with amazing experiences! It’s so good actually, that we have decided to break her story into 2 episodes. This is Part II. So go back and check out Part I if you haven’t already. You don’t want to miss a thing. We continue Lauren’s tale of adventure and travel, trapping, alone, in a log cabin in the deepest …
 
Lauren has led a fascinating life filled with amazing experiences! It’s so good actually, that we have decided to break her story into 2 episodes. This is Part I. She comes to us via her husband, EP 9 guest, Chris Malleck. (http://movinairpod.com/episode-9-chris-malleck/) Lauren’s early rural life has her contemplating becoming a nun and if that is…
 
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