The Talk Of Teronus - Season 3

We met again in 2015 to get season 3 underway. By this time The Collabative was no longer producing live events so all the attention could be turned to The Talk of Teronus. We wrapped things up in the fall, the last show being posted around Christmas and a "Super Jam" special episode was posted in January 2016.

That's where things stand for now. Wezo Drave and others have gotten very busy with other projects so there are not any plans yet in place for another season, but that is subject to change. No one has pulled the plug, it has just kind of taken a back seat for now to more pressing commitments. Regardless of what happens in the future, we're thrilled to have been able to capture performances and discussions like the ones you'll see in season 3. Playlist embedded below.

Season 3 featured these fine musicians:

  • David Bolton
  • Benjy Johnson
  • Jessica Mashburn
  • Annalise Stalls
  • Bruce Piephoff
  • Mark "Buddyro" Harrison

A great line up and worth a view!

Until next time....

The Talk Of Teronus - Season 2

Early in 2014 we began shooting the second season of The Talk Of Teronus. With 6 shows under our belts, the process became a little more familiar, but that doesn't mean it didn't go through some changes. Almost every session brought new ideas to try and ways to do things better and more efficiently, or more creatively. We had also upgraded the video editing to allow for multiple camera shots to add a little more variety to the video.

There was another fantastic list of musicians invited to be part of season 2. Even when the videos might have a glitch or two, the music was always spectacular. The featured musicians from season 2 are are listed below and a playlist of videos is to the right, starting with Neill Clegg. Check them all out if you have time.

  • Neill Clegg
  • Bill Newton
  • Chip Newton (yes...there is a connection between these two)
  • Sam Frazier
  • Marcus Horth
  • "Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin

Enjoy!

The Talk Of Teronus - Season 1

Armed with iPhones, a laptop, cameras, and lots of enthusiasm, we arrived at the Megatone Amps "Tone Lounge" in Greensboro in June of 2013 to record the first 3 segments of the new show, with another 3 to be filmed at a future date. Things evolved pretty organically, ideas flowing out of the experience of live recording as well as plans and concepts created away from the scene. The basic goal was to get a 15-30 minute show, consisting of an interview, with some schtick or vignettes interspersed and then get down to the music portion to close out. It all looked good on paper, but was hardly the well-oiled machine conceptualized. You can't get that many creative people all in one space and have things go like clock work... trust me.

Each episode was a learning experience and a crazy good time over the course of a Sunday afternoon, shooting 3 segments in roughly 4 - 6 hours. We all left tired and yet excited about what was recorded that day. Then came the work of editing and posting online, which was a learning opportunity in itself and not without a few glitches here and there. But we managed to stay pretty close to our plan of posting 1 new show each month.

Season 1 featured the following guests:

  • Martha Bassett
  • Wally West
  • Rob Slater
  • Roger Kohrs
  • Max Drake
  • Scott Sawyer

Talk Of Teronus

 Wezo and Drave; photo by Bob Powell

Wezo and Drave; photo by Bob Powell

In early 2013, The Collabative was approached by Dave Fox, a local music professor at Greensboro college as well as an extremely talented and versatile musician in his own right, about producing an online interview and performance show. The premise was the two hosts - "Wezo" a.k.a. Mike Wesolowski - a blues harpist with several area bands including Blues World Order and The Luxuriant Sedans, along with "Drave" a.k.a. Dave Fox - known for the Dave Fox Group and The Meldavians among others, would bring in many of the better known musicians from the Triad and beyond, sitting down to chat with them first, then getting into some serious music making as well.

The gist of the show revolves around Wezo and Drave, who just happen to hail from the mysterious and little known planet of Meldavia, somewhere out there in the galaxy. They have been camping out here on earth, infiltrating the music scene to learn all they can about human music to bring back to their home planet. Their tag line "It's all about us!" is but one piece of evidence as to the show's focus.

Join Meldavian Hosts "Wezo & Drave" as they engage in lively conversations with Musicians from the Triad area of North Carolina from The "Tone Lounge" at Mega Tone Amps in Greensboro,NC. Once the chat is over, they get down to the serious business of jamming on a tune with their guests.

So far it has run 3 years, though it remains to be seen if it will continue after its current hiatus while Dave concentrates on the production of the next "Healing Blues" project. The Collabative is grateful to Wezo & Drave for letting us be part of the fun and when it is decided what happens next, you'll hear about it here.

In the meantime, if you haven't seen any or all the shows, now is a good time to get caught up!