Matthew Johnston's music takes him on a journey of faith and deals with a period of psychosis in his life and the strength he finds now to rise above it, and more so, that keeps him grounded when he feels life is slipping.
Proud husband and father, Matthew and I used to work together in what seems like another lifetime ago. We reconnected late last year and during the time I found about his music and was more than happy to share it on my shows, and more importantly, he was willing to let me share it. Through that I had to know who the man had become in the 7+ years that we lost touch. What I found can't be covered in one podcast episode. His latest album 'Out of My Mind and Back In Again' itself deals with a lot of the content on this episode, from being on the verge of losing his reality to coming out on the other side with new hope and new ideas. Matthew shares where he has been and where he is going, and I just like you will when listening to this episode, learned even more about him just be letting him talk in an open mic.
And he also shared a very cool acoustic set of his most favorite tracks, all recorded in one take in my Chevrolet Bruise the day before Halloween. Check the video of his set on the SebCamCo TV YouTube channel link below, as well as more links about Matthew's music. Enjoy the show!
Matthew's Acoustic Set Live:
Matthew Johnston's albums on SoundCloud:
Matthew Johnston's YouTube Channel:
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On September 21st, 2018, a devastating tornado ripped through parts of communities in the greater Ottawa, Ontario areas, such as the town of Dunrobin and the Quebec city of Gatineau, destroying people's homes, property, businesses, schools and more. Several people were left without shelter and and many more without power, some areas almost a whole week without. Warnings came but in this part of the country, actual tornadoes are few and far between, and unfortunately, most were caught unprepared.
To date only one life was claimed. The damages in certain areas is extensive and the next year to year+ will be spent rebuilding and regrouping.
Former podcast guest, also, model, musician, actress and magpie herself Penelope Goranson pulled together some contacts she made in the biz and secured the Live on Elgin venue on Elgin Street in downtown Ottawa to host a disaster relief benefit concert on Halloween night to raise funds, awareness, love and support for all those affected and for people to come to have a good time and support the people who needed our help now more than ever. The NAS podcast was happy to be invited down to record and enjoy the event, and I was lucky to be able to secure some superb chats with some of the talent and organizers on hand that night. From our loud conversations in Live on Elgin lounge, this episode are their stories
Dunrobin Go Fund Me Disaster Relief Donation Page:
Ben's Motel and the Guru Rebels Performing Live!
Ted Adler's Sound Decisions Studio on Facebook:
Interlangues Language School on Facebook:
LIVE on Elgin:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'Set Me Free'
It's a 'Nobodies in Toronto' 2018 edition and as teased in the previous episode's teaser, myself and Open Topic Podcast host Eric V. are/were hitting the mean downtown streets of Toronto, and actually encountered very friendly and helpful people, as well as friendly drivers on the road, who helped us at least get to the subway stations so we could begin our historical underground journey. And even though it did not turn out like we had expected or hoped, it was still an interesting trip full of hazards and mishaps and near misses, but all in all a good starting point for what was the basis of comparing an established subway and street car system to the one being built (finally) here in Ottawa, Ontario.
This podcast episode is supplemented by some videocast videos found both on the Nobodies Are Somebodies Podcast Facebook page and Facebook groups - if you wish to see more of our journey into the subway tunnels and around the downtown of Richmond Street East in Toronto. You can also see addition footage and dialogue by checking out Eric's Open Topic Podcast on the below link:
Open Topic on YouTube:
Music featured on this episode by Matthew Johnston, featuring his original song 'There Will be Peace'