Tonight, our friends at the Edmontonian are trying something bold, something unusual… something will might either be really funny for everyone, or only to Sally, Jeff and a few of their close friends: it’s a live webcast of what we hope will become a weekly — or at least frequent — talk show.
And they’re calling it: Saturday Night with Samsonow.
It all started up in the brains of TheEdmontonian.com creators Sally and Jeff. Several weeks ago, we met over dinner and drinks and started to discuss it. Sally has some background in video editing and both she and Jeff have become pretty damned skilled at creating and editing some great video content on their website (check out Jeff’s most recent video on the SOS Fest). As two people who are trying to push the boundaries and raise the bar for what alternative media can provide in terms of entertainment, content and information, Saturday Night with Samsonow seemed like a step in the right direction.
Over that fateful dinner, Sally pitched the idea to me, and I thought it was awesome. “How can I help?” I asked. “Can I be a guest?!” As you can probably guess, Sally thought that would be a good idea.
Here’s what the sign looks like outside TheEdmontonian.com theatre*:
And yes, I’m writing about this because I’m going to be one of Jeff’s first guests — and I believe Pepe Duenas from the Mystery Ponies is the band leader (or just the band himself. That remains to be seen).
The show starts at 9pm MDT on a live stream hosted at TheEdmontonian.com. Be there, or be marginally disappointed!
*TheEdmontonian.com theatre doesn’t actually exist… yet.