So Old It’s New set list for Monday, May 3, 2021. Airing 8-10 pm ET

  1. Queen, Let Me Entertain You . . . From the 1978 album, Jazz. A logical set opener. I saw the Jazz tour at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, great show that opened with the smokin’ fast version of We Will Rock You that hadn’t been heard, to my knowledge, until that time and appears on the live album, Live Killers, that resulted from the tour. Then they went into Let Me Entertain you, and saved the more familiar We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions for their second encore.
  1. Judas Priest, Delivering The Goods . . . From the Killing Machine album, 1978. The album was retitled Hell Bent For Leather in North America, particularly the United States, due to an American school shooting. So, I won’t say, ‘killer song’. Oops.
  1. Black Sabbath, Neon Knights . . . Kick ass album opener from the first release with the late great Ronnie James Dio taking over from Ozzy Osbourne on lead vocals. It was actually the last song recorded for the album, as a space filler for side one of the vinyl release. Space filler! Some filler! Amazingly, while the song, a single, made No. 22 in the UK, it didn’t chart anywhere else. But what a great cut to open an album with, what with people wondering at the time what the band would be like without Ozzy. Well, like this, the band replied. The whole album, and all the stuff they did with Dio, is terrific after he had just come out of working with Ritchie Blackmore for the first three (and easily best, in my opinion) Rainbow albums.Dio added so much to Rainbow and Sabbath and in fact I like his work with those two bands better than I like his own stuff as front man and brains behind his band, Dio. Dio, the band, is good stuff but for me, not up to the quality of his Rainbow/Sabbath work. I got into this album, and a lot of heavy rock like AC/DC and Ted Nugent when I worked at a pub in Oakville, Ontario putting myself through college. The pub, the old Riverside, any Oakvillians will remember, featured rock bands but we had a DJ playing music between live sets and he played the heck out of this album, Nugent’s Double Live Gonzo and AC/DC’s Highway To Hell and Back In Black. Great stuff, great memories.
  1. Motorhead, (Don’t Need) Religion . . . Somehow I feel like I just recently played this song, but I checked and not the case. Ah, I was going to, but whatever set I had going that day went in a different direction, or I ran out of time. In any event . . . I came late to Motorhead. I had heard Ace of Spades but didn’t dig any deeper for a long time. I do remember hearing Motorhead’s Orgasmatron album when it came into the Oakville newspaper I was then working for, to the entertainment section for review purposes. One of the entertainment reporters let me borrow it, I hated it, so did he, and we later used it as a frisbee for a few tosses in the newsroom and then pinned the vinyl album to a bulletin board as a show of contempt for it.But in the end, prompted by reading an album reviews book with the irresistible title of Riff Kills Man: 25 Years of Hard Rock & Heavy Metal – a book that author Martin Popoff later expanded and the jumping off point for his now countless works – I started sampling more in that genre. Bands like Iron Maiden and the so-called new wave of British heavy metal that was spawned in the late 1970s-early 1980s. So, it all brought me back to Motorhead and . . . I liked it. This one from the Iron Fist album in 1982. I share the title and lyric sentiments. Orgasmatron came two albums later, in 1986. I own it now.
  2. U2, Bullet The Blue Sky . . . Arguably my favorite U2 song, never a single, never on compilations perhaps due to its political nature, it being inspired by lead singer Bono’s trip to Nicaragua and El Salvador during the mid-1980s and his resulting observations on the effects of American military intervention and policies there during that period. It’s just so menacing, so passionate. I never tire of it. It appeared on the monster commercial success that was The Joshua Tree in 1987, the album that truly broke U2 big everywhere. I had been into them since the first album, Boy, in 1980 via the single I Will Follow but after Joshua Tree the band became ubiquitous.You know how sometimes you like a band and you wish them success, but then when they achieve massive success you almost feel like you’ve lost them to the masses, to the newbies? It’s a silly feeling in many ways, because people are going to come to embrace music in however they come to it, whenever they do, via a movie soundtrack, big hit album or single, however it happens, and that’s good. But I do remember U2 at the time of Joshua Tree appearing on the cover of Time magazine and I said to a friend of mine who had also been into them from the beginning: “It’s over. They’re on the cover of Time.” It wasn’t over, of course. U2 continued to do amazing work (i.e. Achtung Baby) and on (really) to the present day although people aren’t as willing to give their newer work as much of a chance. I still think they’re pretty good but I can see the view that, maybe, something was lost along the way.
  1. Van Halen, Little Dreamer … One of my favorite VH songs, from the debut album in 1978. What a terrific album it is, arguably still their best though there’s lots of great stuff, obviously, throughout the catalogue in both the David Lee Roth and Van (Sammy) Hagar eras. This one came to mind to play this week after yet another of my music conversations on Twitter. Someone asked the Twitterverse to name just three of their favorite Van Halen songs. So, as is my wont, I went in the deep cuts direction with this, D.O.A., Mean Street. I’ve always liked this lyrical passage: “And then they went and they voted you least likely to succeed. I had to tell them, baby, you were armed with all you’d need.”
  2. Robin Trower, Shame The Devil . . . Trower’s 70s work, particularly featuring the late great bassist/vocalist James Dewar, is stellar. This great tune, from 1975’s For Earth Below, is yet another indication of that. Great album covers, too.
  1. Tommy Bolin, Shake The Devil . . . From Bolin’s second solo album, Private Eyes, 1976. It followed Teaser, which he did while still with Deep Purple during his brief stint with that band, on the Come Taste The Band album. Great riff by a great guitarist and musician, lost to us via drug overdose while touring in support of this album, opening at the time for Jeff Beck.
  1. Kiss, Rocket Ride . . . I’m not into Kiss but I do like this song. It’s essentially a solo work by guitarist Ace Frehley, from the one studio side of the Alive II album, released in 1977. Frehley sings and plays all guitars, with only Kiss’s then-drummer, Peter Criss, on the kit. I got into this one via my younger brother, five years junior and a huge Kiss fan at the time. And I saw Kiss live, while my brother didn’t, to his chagrin. It was by happenstance, me seeing Kiss. Cheap Trick was big at the time in the wake of their At Budokan album. But a college buddy of mine and I missed/couldn’t get tickets for their Toronto performance but a week later they were in Pontiac, Michigan at the Silverdome stadium, so we went. In those pre-internet days, 1979,we didn’t know until we got there and picked up a newspaper that it was Cheap Trick as ‘special guest’ opening for Kiss, then on tour in support of their Dynasty album. Great show, by both bands including of course, Kiss’s typically over-the-top but fun performance.
  2. Pete Townshend, I Am An Animal . . . From Townshend’s brilliant Empty Glass album, 1980. Playing this today was inspired by my old friend Gerry Telford. It’s gratifying how my show seems to be resonating more and more with more people. The feedback and occasional music discussions on both Facebook and Twitter are yet another source of inspiration for what I play in subsequent shows. Gerry is a big Genesis,Who and both bands’ solo offshoots fan and enjoyed the fact I played Peter Gabriel’s Mother of Violence two weeks ago. He equated it with this track by Townshend, which also prompted some discussion about Empty Glass with a recently newfound fellow music aficionado, Ted Martin. Great lyrics including the passage that first grabbed me way back when: “I will be immersed, Queen of the fucking universe.” Pete, the ongoing observer of angst.
  3. R.E.M., Low . . . Losing My Religion was the monster single from the 1991 Out of Time album, but I’ve always liked this hypnotic track the best from that release. Great lyrics.
  4. The Rolling Stones, Cocksucker Blues . . . Thanks to the wonders of independent radio,I can play a track like this although were I in studio, policy is (or at least was) that we warn listeners in advance about language some may find offensive. So, you’ve been warned, since I’m posting my programmed sets and commentaries in advance these days given our studio is closed due to covid protocols and I’ve yet to get off my butt and learn live remote broadcasts. Maybe by the time the studio reopens, which I gather may be on the table or at least up for discussion. Anyway, this actually fine slow acoustic blues tune was the Stones’ kiss-off to Decca Records, their first record company with which the band had a stormy relationship.It was 1969 and the Stones were leaving the label and starting their own, Rolling Stones Records (distributed then by Atlanic Records), complete with the famous tongue logo. Decca claimed the band still owed them one single, so the boys came up with this one, specifically to anger the record company, which given its language and subject matter, declined to release it. Also known as Schoolboy Blues.
  5. Gov’t Mule, Mr. Big . . . Got back into the band Free in recent weeks, playing Soon I Will Be Gone and Songs of Yesterday in my last two shows. So, sticking somewhat with the program, here’s the great Gov’t Mule, the Allman Brothers’ offshoot with guitarist Warren Haynes at the helm that became and remains a force in its own right, with their version of yet another Free track. The song originally appeared on the Mule’s self-titled debut album in 1995 but I pulled this perhaps more raw version from the band’s 2016 release of alternate versions and outtakes, The Tel-Star Sessions. Any Mule is good Mule.
  6. Cry Of Love, Too Cold In The Winter . . . Sticking with the Free motif, I’ve always thought this band, which featured later Black Crowes’ guitarist Audley Freed, sounded like Free and should have been a lot bigger. This great song, from 1993’s debut album Brother, was a No. 13 single and the whole album is great. But they only did one more, four years later, Cry Of Love founder Freed then joined the Crowes and that was that.
  7. The Butterfield Blues Band, Last Hope’s Gone . . . A great slinky, soulful, jazzy track from 1968’s In My Own Dream album, by which time the band had long since dropped the “Paul’ from its billing as The Paul Butterfield Blues band on the debut album in 1965. From the second album, East-West in 1966, onward it was just “Butterfield” and the band pursued a slightly different direction from the original straight blues, still to great effect though. Compelling music.
  8. Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road . . . Inspired by old friend Eileen Morkin and her husband Bill Paul, formerly a longtime top executive and now a consultant to Golf Canada. Eileen and Bill, an old high school and college football teammate, celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary recently, Eileen posted the news and we subsequently got talking. Bill’s a huge Springsteen fan so I told Eileen I’d play a track in their honor. I was going to play She’s The One (I will soon) from the Born To Run album but she suggested Thunder Road instead. So, here you go. Great lyrics; I can see why she picked this one.
  9. The Clash, Charlie Don’t Surf . . . From the sprawling Sandinista! Triple vinyl album, 1980. The title comes from a line of dialogue by the surfing-obsessed character, Colonel Kilgore, played by Robert Duvall in the classic 1979 film Apocalypse Now. I just re-watched it recently for first time in ages and got laughing with a friend about the crazy scene where Duvall’s character insists on having some of his men surf a beach during a battle. It culminates of course in Duvall’s famous line “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Smells like . . . victory.” But the entire scene is full of great lines, mostly from Duvall. He earned an Oscar nomination for it as best supporting actor. I think it’s the best scene in a movie full of them, worth the price of admission. Unforgettable.
  10. Concrete Blonde, Tomorrow, Wendy . . . This one inspired by Ted Martin’s recent “60 as he approaches age 60” song posting. In one of his lists, he mentioned Concrete Blonde, might even have been this song, can’t recall now, but it reminded me I had not played this band in ages. Great track from the Bloodletting album, 1990, which resulted in Concrete Blonde’s biggest hit, Joey. Typically great vocals from bassist/lead singer Johnette Napolitano.
  11. Flash and The Pan, Jetsetters Ball . . . Like many, I got into these quirky and fun new wave guys via the self-titled debut album in 1978, yet another college days discovery what with the hit single Hey St. Peter and the B-side, Walking In The Rain, which I’ve always liked better and remains my favorite Flash and The Pan song. This one’s from the 1982 album Headlines, the third of six albums by the group led by Harry Vanda and George Young, who had been in Australian rock/pop hit machine The Easybeats during the 1960s. The late Young was the older brother of AC/DC’s Young brothers, Angus and Malcolm. And, as half the production team of Vanda and Young produced the early AC/DC albums, during the Bon Scott era, up to Powerage and the live album If You Want Blood in 1978.
  12. Chilliwack, Communication Breakdown . . . Not the Led Zeppelin song, this one Chilliwack’s own and a good rocker. This is the full, album version, about a minute longer at 3:45 than single versions that have appeared on compilatons. The album version includes the soft, almost fully acoustic intro before ripping into the main rock riff. It’s from the 1979 Breakdown in Paradise release. It didn’t do well for the band, thanks in part to the collapse of their then-label Mushroom Records, an independent label for which early Heart also recorded.
  13. Steely Dan, The Royal Scam . . . One of my favorite Steely Dan tracks, the title cut from their 1976 album. Like Midnite Cruiser, a track I’ve played before from the 1972 debut, Can’t Buy A Thrill, The Royal Scam is to me a surprising omission from many Steely Dan compilations. More proof that while compilations are great, they don’t always or even often represent the full context of a band or artist.
  14. Neil Young, Crime In The City (Sixty To Zero Part 1) . . . Great, extended (nearly nine minutes) tune from Young’s 1989 release, Freedom, which gave us the hit single (in rocking and acoustic versions) Rocking In The Free World. Great album, great song, this, musically and lyrically.
  15. Supertramp, Brother Where You Bound . . . Epic, 16-minute title track from the first post-Rodger Hodgson album, in 1985. It’s a great one, apparently demo’d for the previous album, Famous Last Words, but shelved as ‘too progressive rock’ to fit with the rest of that album. David Gilmour of Pink Floyd fame plays the guitar solos on the track while Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy plays rhythm guitar. Apparently while doing the track, the band thought they needed a Gilmour-like sound. Someone from the record company then said, why don’t we see if Gilmour himself might be interested. So they sent Gilmour a demo, he liked it, was indeed interested in playing on the song and, voila!
  16. Fleetwood Mac, That’s All For Everyone . . . And indeed, that is all for this week’s show. Off we go, on the heels of one of my favorite songs from 1979’s Tusk album, a beautiful track that’s also one of my favorites by the band in the Lindsey Buckingam-Stevie Nicks era.

CKMS Community Connections for 3 May 2021

Show Notes

Since the studio remains closed we’re playing more new Canadian Content and KW Content music today, and a few tracks released last year too. The definition of “KW Content” broadens yet again — while the group Your New False Gods hails from Scotland, lead singer Kevin Combe has family in Kitchener, and that makes them our neighbours from a different country. Right?

Music Index

Start Title Album Creator
0m0s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Community Connections Steve Todd
0m48s Abolition Now Abolition Now | Please donate to the following organizations: BLM Canada, Toronto Prisoner's Rights Project, PASAN, Prison
Abolition Now!
The Soviet Influence
4m22s Better One
5m36s An American Dream Your New False Gods - Everything's...fine... (blue sky over a tram car and a building)

Your New False Gods
10m39s Broken Bones
13m20s Hello Sunshine
17m17s Shine On
21m58s Bad Courtney Wolfe (illustration of three fingers applying dark red lipstick to two lips on a black background)
Like A Lady
Courtney Wolfe
24m31s Oh No (Prod. Sydney Johnson)
28m10s Like A Lady
31m44s Cool Water (portrait of Suzanne Carlson)
Suzanne Carlson
Suzanne Carlson
35m14s Paper Doll
38m27s Haven’t Been There Yet
41m51s Make it Last (Crash and Adams sitting on the red sofa) Crash Adams
45m13s Ooh!
47m12s Hopeless Romances (angular black V on white) Vanden Dool
51m48s It Came To Me In A Dream
55m40s Driving 2 (image of a path through a forest) 33 Music

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I AM EVERYTHING – Ep 22: Supernova (Ft Lukas Rossi)

Lukas Rossi is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter, musician and was the winner of the CBS Television reality series Rock Star: Supernova – a televised audition contest to become lead singer of the hard rock supergroup Rock Star Supernova featuring members from Motley Crue, Metallica and Guns N Roses.

The Gems Of Life

This week episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alethia Cadore on the topic of procrastination.

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CKMS News – 2021-04-28 – An interview with 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson Skyler Williams

Host: dan kellar

In July 2020, while the community was managing the COVID19 pandemic, including erecting checkpoints to keep non-residents from their reserve lands, some Indigenous folks from Six Nations of the Grand River also took action against continued land theft by housing developers and the nearby town of Caledonia by setting up the 1492 LandBack Lane reclamation camp.

Through court injunctions, lawsuits, a police raid, police intimidation, police violence, 17 million dollars in police spending, and being demonized by settler governments including Haldimand mayor Ken Hewitt and Ontario premier Doug Ford, the land reclamation action has continued and the LandBack movement has grown.

On April 20th 2021 members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs council, alongside spokesperson Skyler Williams announced the “Protect The Tract” initiative, declaring a moratorium on development in the Haldimand Tract and a need for real consultation with the community before any projects move forward.

This episode features an interview with Skyler Williams, the spokesperson for the 1492 LandBackLane land reclamation camp on Haudenosaunee territory at Six Nations in south-west Ontario.

To stay updated on the activities at the camp, check out @1492LBL on twitter and 1492LandBackLane on facebook. For more on the development moratorium and the history of land struggle at Six Nations, visit

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So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 26, 2021. Airing 8-10 pm ET

  1. Free, Songs Of Yesterday . . . Played Free near the end of my show last week – Soon I Will Be Gone – which tweaked my brain to this track as an obvious opener for this week, since it’s what my show’s all about. That said, my mantra for the show is ‘old bands, old tracks, old bands, their new tracks, if they’re still around, alive and kicking.” So I do play new stuff by classic rock bands, if they’re still releasing stuff. But not in this case. Great band, Free. This one, a jaunty track is how I’d describe it, is from their second, self-titled album in 1969. It features one of the greatest album covers ever. The album didn’t do well, though, only made No. 22 in the UK and didn’t chart at all in North America. Perhaps had this been released as a single, the album may have done better. Instead, Broad Daylight and I’ll Be Creepin’ were the singles, good tunes, but not with the immediacy, perhaps, that propel songs up the charts.


  2. Pink Floyd, Interstellar Overdrive . . . More connections between my shows. I played Yes’s Sound Chaser to open last week’s show and in my commentary, I pulled from the album liner notes which described the song as “Yes in interstellar overdrive”. So, naturally, it prompted me to think of this Pink Floyd psychedelic instrumental from their 1967 debut, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn. So why didn’t I play it last week when I was putting together my show? Well, for one thing, I forgot about the liner notes until later, when I did my commentary and besides, I opened with about half an hour of prog/psychedelic stuff and figured that was enough. 🙂
  1. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Trilogy . . . Speaking of prog, didn’t get to ELP last week, although I did play an early King Crimson track, I Talk To The Wind, with Greg Lake on vocals. So, I thought I’d play ELP this week. Great song, all of the great ELP elements, the piano/keyboards of the beautiful, mellow first part of the almost nine-minute tune, until the full force of the band is unleashed.
  1. John Mayall, Broken Wings . . . One of my favorite Mayall songs, not with the Bluesbreakers but just Mayall, on the appropriately named 1967 release, The Blues Alone. The album features Mayall playing every instrument aside from Keith “Keef’ Hartley helping him out on drums and percussion – except for this beautiful, tender song on which Mayall also does the drumming.
  1. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks . . . I love Van the Man but Astral Weeks is one of those great albums, usually a top critics’ choice, that admittedly took me a long time to get into. But as with most such albums that aren’t necessarily ‘immediate’, once you ‘get it’, wow. Great stuff, front to back including this title track. Just let it wash over you.
  1. Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band, Take A Chance . . . I’ve always liked this one, from 1991’s The Fire Inside. It was a single, made it to No. 10 on some charts, yet, and maybe I’m wrong, it seems somewhat overlooked in Seger’s ouvre. Perhaps because it’s not on any compilations.
  1. Neil Young, Spirit Road . . . Chugging rocker from the Chrome Dreams II album in 2007. In typical quirky Neil Young fashion, there was no Chrome Dreams I preceding it. Well, actually, there was. It just never came out, officially. Recorded between 1975 and ’77, Chrome Dreams was supposed to be released in 1977 but was shelved in favor of American Stars ‘N Bars. However, several of the tunes recorded for the original Chrome Dreams – Pocahontas, Like A Hurricane, Powderfinger, Sedan Delivery – did come out on various albums, in different arrangements or versions. And, this track starts me off on a mini-set featuring song titles about roads, and/or driving. I’m still in this rut and can’t seem to get out. Maybe it’s a good thing. Who knows? Who cares? One of these weeks I’m going to go back to just playing tunes with no pattern to them whatsoever. Whatever moves me at the time is how it goes.
  1. Ry Cooder, Drive Like I Never Been Hurt . . . How to describe Ry Cooder? Great name, for one thing. Ry Cooder. Just sounds cool. Great guitarist, purveyor of all sorts of wonderful music and styles including movie soundtracks, session player/guest musician to the stars, a star on his own albeit not always commercially massive.This one from I, Flathead in 2008.
  1. David Bowie, Always Crashing In The Same Car . . . From 1977’s Low, the first of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy of albums, the others being Heroes, also in 1977, and Lodger in 1979. Collaborating with Brian Eno and producer Tony Visconti, Bowie experimented with various soundscapes to produce some perhaps less accessible but, on repeat listens, brilliant music. According to Wikipedia, the song is about repeatedly making the same mistakes and refers to a real-life incident during the height of Bowie’s cocaine addiction. He spotted a drug dealer on the streets who he believed had ripped him off. So Bowie repeatedly rammed his car into the dealer’s car, then returned to his hotel and wound up driving around in circles in the underground garage.
  1. Led Zeppelin, Trampled Underfoot . . . A relentless funk-influenced propulsive piece from Physical Graffiti. Bass/keyboard player John Paul Jones plays clavinet on it and said he was inspired by Stevie Wonder’s clavinet-fuelled 1972 hit Superstition for the beat.
  1. The Rolling Stones, Fingerprint File . . . Certainly at the time, an arguably uncharacteristic track for the Stones. I’ve always loved it, I’d describe the riff as a musical razor, if there could be such a thing, cutting its way, in a good way, into your consciousness. Funky, jazzy, delicious stuff.
  1. Black Sabbath, The Dark/Zero The Hero . . . Short instrumental The Dark segues into one of my favorite tracks from Born Again, the 1983 one and only Sabbath album featuring vocalist Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame. The stories about this album and tour – which was lampooned in the movie This Is Spinal Tap – are legend and far too lengthy to get into here, but easily searchable. Good, heavy album, though. I like it, as do most Sabs fans I know. I find Sabbath fascinating in the original post-Ozzy Osbourne years, first with the great Ronnie James Dio on vocals and then especially after he left. You had Gillan, then the Tony Martin period of revolving lineups with the lone constant, Tony Iommi, holding it all together and producing some great, if perhaps less well known or appreciated music.
  1. Deep Purple, Gettin’ Tighter . . . Up-tempo tune from Come Taste The Band, the one and only album Purple did with guitarist Tommy Bolin. Lots of funk elements on the record, which threw a lot of people at the time although, given the increasing influence of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, who sings this one, that was already seeping into Purple on the previous album, Stormbringer, and helped drive original guitarist Ritchie Blackmore out of the band in disgust. Organ/keyboard player Jon Lord liked Come Taste The Band but said he didn’t consider it to really be a Purple album. I’m glad it is, being a big fan of the band. It shows their eclecticism, it still rocks in a lot of spots, and it’s one of my favorites by the group.
  1. Pretenders, Precious . . . Lead cut from the first Pretenders album, 1979. What an opening salvo. I can’t describe the song/lyrics any better than music critic Simon Reynolds, via Wikipedia: “a strafing stream of syllables” mixing “speed rap, jive talk, baby babble” and the song as “punk skat, all hiccoughs, vocal tics, gasps and feral growls, weirdly poised between love and hate, oral sensuality and staccato, stabbing aggression.” Yes.
  1. The Who, Slip Kid . . . Opening track from 1975’s The Who By Numbers, one of my favorite Who albums. It’s one of the first albums I bought with my own money and the Who release I really grew up with, so to speak. I knew all the previous hits, Tommy, Who’s Next etc. but this one holds a special place. Bought it for the single, Squeeze Box, which quickly became my least-listened to song on a great album. This song, a leftover from the abandoned Lifehouse project that morphed into Who’s Next, was the second single from the album, but didn’t chart. The band was somewhat in tatters at the time, lyrically it’s a very personal, Pete Townshend album, really, given the internal angst he typically lets out in song. He was having his doubts about himself, the future of the band and indeed rock music at the time, which the song expresses well, especially given Roger Daltrey’s swaggering, growly vocals. None of that internal band stuff I knew of at the time, though. I just enjoyed the album, one of The Who’s best, in my opinion, solid throughout. I’d say my favorite song on it is How Many Friends, but I’ve played that recently so decided to go with Slip Kid.
  1. Aerosmith, Nobody’s Fault . . . From the great Rocks album. So difficult to pick a favorite song by great bands one likes, but all the great hits aside, if I had to pick just one, this very well could be the Aerosmith tune I’d take with me to a desert island. Great playing, great vocals by Steven Tyler (“now we’re just a little too LATE” etc.), just a great tune.
  1. Rod Stewart, Mandolin Wind . . . From Every Picture Tells A Story, the album with Maggie May on it. Maggie May prompted me to buy the album way back when, but this Stewart-penned tune rivals it as easily one of Rod’s best. I saw him live, August 1988 in Toronto and he played it. Surprisingly, to me, many in the crowd did not recognize it, it didn’t get much reaction and I can only presume it’s because most of the crowd had grown up on just his big radio hits. I was inspired to play this one via a Twitter discussion where a fellow music aficionado asked people to post songs featuring mandolin. I used this one, to great feedback.
  1. Love, Signed D.C. . . . The Forever Changes album gets most of the, er, love in the Love catalogue, and it’s a fantastic album. But this beautiful song, about a harrowing topic – drug addiction – from Love’s self-titled debut album in 1966 remains my favorite single song by the band.
  1. Fairport Convention, Matty Groves . . . I got into this great UK folk rock band primarily through my love of Jethro Tull. Dave Pegg, Tull’s bassist in the early 1980s, had been in Fairport earlier so my natural inclination for following the various branches of band trees brought me to the Convention. A bit late, because FP started in 1967 led by renowned guitarist Richard Thompson, but I quickly made up for lost time with a band that for a too-brief period featured the amazing vocals of the late Sandy Denny. Pegg remains in the still-active band. They continue to record and tour and feature another Tull alumnus, 1980s drummer Gerry Conway.
  1. Eric Burdon & War, Bare Back Ride . . . A La Grange-like riff, before ZZ Top did it, in 1973. This one from 1970’s Black-Man’s Burdon, the second and final album from the terrific jazz-rock funk and soul fusion marriage that was Burdon’s collaboration with War. That pairing produced the great single, Spill The Wine, which Burdon opened with when I saw him at the 2016 Kitchener Blues Festival. Great show by a great artist, still in great voice when I saw him, then age 75. He turns 80 on May 11.
  1. ZZ Top, Hot, Blue and Righteous . . . Speaking of ZZ Top . . . A beautiful slow, wonderfully sung almost gospel blues from 1973’s Tres Hombres, the album that featured La Grange.
  1. Mose Allison, Stop This World . . . The Who covered his Young Man Blues on Live At Leeds. Many, including John Mayall and Blue Cheer, have done Parchman Farm. All great covers, in fact Allison termed The Who’s Live At Leeds version of Young Man Blues ‘the command performance’ of that song. The great thing about music is how those covers prompt interested listeners into checking out the originals, and the original artists, which is how I got into this late great, and influential, jazz and blues pianist.

CKMS News – 2021-04-26 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup

Host: Melissa Bowman

This week, we follow up on the previous episode which focused on Cambridge council’s discussion about whether to proceed with community consultation on two candidate locations for a possible consumption and treatment services (CTS) site. While last episode shared information from some of the more than 25 delegations who spoke to this issue, this episode examines the council discussion and final decision on community consultation.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

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CKMS News – 2021-04-22 – Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup 10

Host: Melissa Bowman

Last week’s episode of the Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup had us hearing updates from across the region. Today’s episode has us planting ourselves in just one location – Cambridge. This is the first of a two part series that focuses on the discussion Cambridge is having on candidate locations for a potential Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS) site in Cambridge. This episode looks at the March 30th meeting which saw over 25 delegations speak to council on the issue of CTS.

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So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 19, 2021 – on air 8-10 pm ET

  1. Yes, Sound Chaser . . . A progressive rock segment to start the show. This opener is a track from Relayer, the lone Yes studio album featuring keyboard player Patrick Moraz, who replaced the departed Rick Wakeman (who later returned). The expanded re-release liner notes for the 1974 album describes the track as “Yes in interstellar overdrive, an otherworldly rocker led by Moraz’s ghostly jazz riff.” Guitarist Steve Howe described it as ‘two strong entities going against one another – this keyboard tune really hammering away against Chris (Squire) and I doing our guitar and bass riffs.”

    It’s great stuff. I was at first going to open with The Gates of Delirium, the epic 22-minute album opener but decided I might bore some people not into prog, hence fell back to risking boring them with Sound Chaser’s nine and a half minutes. Ha ha. Perhaps I’ll get to The Gates of Delirium another time, maybe in an all-prog show, since I didn’t include, for example, Emerson, Lake & Palmer this evening. We’ll see; it’s whatever moves me for a given show.

  2. FM, Black Noise . . . Great 10-minute title track from the prog/space rock band and 1977 album that gave us the hit single Phasors On Stun, and also introduced listeners to the late great Nash the Slash, who later went solo.
  3. King Crimson, I Talk To The Wind . . . I enjoy all King Crimson but the 1969 debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, remains my favorite. I Talk To The Wind is one of the five pieces on the album, all great, all sung by the amazing, late great Greg Lake, later of course of ELP. So, I guess I did touch on ELP, in a way, today.
  4. Genesis, Dancing With The Moonlit Knight . . . from the great Selling England By The Pound album, 1973. Just love that little, periodic, how does one describe it in print, noo noo noo noo noodling . . . I think anyone who knows the track knows what I mean. And then later it transtions into the fierce instrumental section, then back again – everything that made Genesis, of that period, so great and interesting.

    I actually got into Genesis relatively late, with the And Then There Were Three album in 1978 via the single Follow You, Follow Me, arguably the band’s most commercial offering to that point, representing the start of a major stylistic transition by the band and more accessible to me, who to that point was more a raunch and roller who had essentially ignored prog rock aside from occasional well-known tunes like Yes’s Roundabout.

    I had always been aware of Genesis, of course; I remember high school friends talking up A Trick of The Tail when it came out in 1976 and actually decided to investigate that album, and beyond, once I got to college two years later. It was after a football game, we were at a party and Tail was on the turntable. A teammate looked at me and said ‘this is the one you need to hear.” So I did, then, and of course later and so off I went back into the Genesis catalogue and the rest is history, for me and all progressive rock music, an association that seems to get stronger the older I get. Not sure what that means, if anything.

  5. Peter Gabriel, Mother Of Violence . . . And so we go with more Peter Gabriel singing, this time not with Genesis but from his second solo album, 1978. As with his first four solo works, simply titled Peter Gabriel although they’ve come to be known, via their album covers, as Car, Scratch, Melt or Melted Face and Security (only in the US and Canada, Geffen Records slapped that title on against Gabriel’s wishes, though he reluctantly agreed to it and came up with the title Security himself. It’s the album with Shock The Monkey on it and I remember the title as a sticker on the original vinyl wrap. Anyway, nice song, good album, no big hits, arguably somewhat overlooked in Gabriel’s catalogue. Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame plays guitar on it as does later Crimson bassist/Chapman stick player Tony Levin. Roy Bittan of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band also appears, on keyboards, on more than half the album.
  6. Pink Floyd, Keep Talking . . . From the second post-Roger Waters album, The Division Bell, 1994. It features Stephen Hawking in a few spoken word segments that I think add nice touches to the track. Waters of course hated and criticized the whole enterprise, dismissing this album in particular as crap: “Just rubbish, nonsense from beginning to end.”. And I always laughed at his thoughts on the first David Gilmour-led album in 1987, calling A Momentary Lapse of Reason “a quite clever forgery”.

    The Lapse album title I always thought something of an at least potentially unfortunate name, or maybe probably deliberate satire, all things considered given the Floyd internecine fighting at the time, although the title stems from a lyric in the song One Slip. At any rate, musicially, Floyd continued on quite well I thought, how could it not, with Gilmour on guitar. Lyrically, without Waters, not so much. Great album covers, though, the beds on the beach for A Momentary Lapse Of Reason and the two heads for The Division Bell. Among Pink Floyd’s best, in my opinion.

  7. Traffic, Rock And Roll Stew . . . So, we now deliberately shift the tone of the show, via the title, just so damn clever, lol, to more of a traditional I guess one would say, for me anyway, rock direction, with this up tempo number by the endlessly terrific Traffic.
  8. The Rolling Stones, Ventilator Blues . . . A hypnotic track, just listen to the repetitive, metronome-like guitar riff throughout. One of my favorites from the brilliant Exile On Main St. album and a rare co-writing credit, along with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, granted to then-band member and amazing guitarist Mick Taylor, who contributed so much (including songwriting he claims he was not credited for, arguably true, easily searchable online for particulars) during his 1969-74 tenure.

    That said, while I love Taylor’s playing, one could reason it was the Stones’ environment that stimulated his creative juices more than the other way around, since he’s done little in the way of great solo work since. I have all his albums and they’re not, to me, memorable, rarely play them and am not prompted to play them often because they never stick in even my Stones-loyalist head enough to make me want to. Same with most of Bill Wyman’s solo work, and he’s another who has periodically complained about credits (I do like his In Another Land on the Satanic Majesties album). Taylor’s replacement, Ron Wood, a good musician (especially with Faces/Rod Stewart) who technically Taylor can play rings around, has done much better solo work. As a friend of mine once said during a beer-fuelled discussion with other buddies, “it’s all about songwriting!” And it is. Taylor’s done some great session work though, notably with Bob Dylan and of course before joining the Stones he contributed greatly to John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and Mayall recommended him to the Stones when they were looking for a replacement for Brian Jones.

  1. AC/DC, Ride On . . . Proof, from the early days, that AC/DC could/can really play the blues. Uncharacteristic for them, but a great tune from the Bon Scott era, released on the Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap album that came out in 1976 in Australia but not until 1981 in North America, on the heels of the massively-successful Back In Black album. So many songs have memorable lines, this one for me being the ‘looking for a truck” in terms of where it’s placed, and how it’s sung, in the song. Which is, reason suggests, why the song was selected for the Who Made Who pseudo-compilation, released in 1986 as the soundtrack to the Stephen King movie Maximum Overdrive, an adaptation of his short story Trucks. I say pseudo-compilation because AC/DC has no – band policy apparently – official compilations (other than a couple box sets of mostly archival, unreleased and live stuff). Another soundtrack/compilation of their material is Iron Man 2.


    10. Pat Travers, Crash And Burn . . . I love Travers’ big hit Snortin’ Whiskey but after hearing it for the first time back in 1980, it drew me to the album from which it came, I fell in love with this title track and it, arguably, remains my favorite by Travers. Saw him in a smokin’ set at the Kitchener Blues Festival a few years ago.


    11. Red Rider, Napoleon Sheds His Skin . . From the great Neruda album, 1983. The White Hot and Don’t Fight It singles initially brought the band to my attention, followed by Lunatic Fringe. Then I went out to Peace River, Alberta for my first full-time journalism job and back then, pre-internet and way up north, radio wasn’t the greatest in terms of tunes so you often bought stuff sight unseen, word of mouth recommendations or from reviews in music magazines that existed then, which is how I wound up getting Neruda.

12. Bill Withers, Use Me . . . I always knew of Withers’ beautiful Ain’t No Sunshine and Just The Two Of Us but in perhaps something of a musical role reversal I admit I got into this tune via Mick Jagger’s cover of it on his 1993 solo release Wandering Spirit. Yes, I know, so much of my music interests are somehow connected to The Rolling Stones. What can I say? Love that band. And most of those connections lead to great music.


13. Joe Cocker, Look What You’ve Done . . . Great track from a great album I got into during those early career days in Peace River, 1981-83, this from 1982. Cocker’s cover of Bob Dylan’s Seven Days, which I’ve played on the show and was also done by the Stones’ Ron Wood on his 1979 Gimme Some Neck album, drew me to the Cocker work. It’s a reggae-ified (is that a word? it is now) spin that features the rhythm section/production duo of drummer Sly (Dunbar) and bassist Robbie ( Shakespeare). The album also features the Steve Winwood song Talking Back To The Night, which Cocker actually released first, three months before Winwood’s album of the same name came out in August of 1982.

14. Dr. John, I Walk On Guilded Splinters . . . Sometimes titled I Walk On Gilded Splinters. In any event, another example, for anyone who isn’t aware of his music, that the good doctor was far more than his hit single from way back, Right Place Wrong Time. Great gumbo, this. Covered by many artists, including Humble Pie’s 23-minute live version on Performance Rockin’ The Fillmore and various latter-day Allman Brothers Instant Live series albums, a few of which I own.


15. Little Feat, Roll Um Easy . . . What a band, Little Feat. Never massively commercially successful, highly influential, widely respected by other musicians…I saw the latter-day, post-Lowell George version, fronted by Paul Barrere, also now passed, at a club in Hamilton, Ont. Great show. This song came out in 1973 on the terrific Dixie Chicken album, Barrere’s first with the band, and was covered two years later by Linda Ronstadt, with George playing slide guitar on it.


16. Nick Lowe, Big Kick, Plain Scrap . . . From my college period, 1978-80 when all the punk/new wave stuff broke big, this from 1979’s Labour Of Lust. The hit was Cruel To Be Kind but the whole album is great, Switchboard Susan, which I’ve played before, on and on. Hard to pick a track to play because to me they’re all so good, but on the flip side, it’s a great album to dig into for my programs.

17. The Police, Shadows In The Rain . . . Nothing to do with anything, really and not sure why I thought of this, other than I’m playing a Police song, but I remember an old acquaintance of mine claimed to be one of 14 people to see the band in a Toronto pub, before they were big or had an album out. Who knows, who cares, just came to mind, great tune from a great band that became really, really big.


18. The Kinks, Little Bit Of Emotion . . . From 1979’s Low Budget, great album by the Kinks that, maybe surprisingly, didn’t do so well for them commercially on their home turf in the UK but restored them, in large measure, to commercial prominence in the colonies, what with (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman and other hits. Always one of my favorite bands, just quite amazing to me, musically, lyrically mostly from Ray Davies but also many great tunes from brother Dave. The live album and DVD that came out of the resulting tour, One For The Road, is terrific.


19. Warren Zevon, Basket Case . . . Anyone who knows Zevon well knows he’s much more than Werewolves of London or, for that matter, the entire Excitable Boy album from which it came, a brilliant offering that expanded his audience, at least temporarily. But album to album, track to track, great lyric to great lyric, his catalogue is brilliant including this mid-tempo rocker from My Ride’s Here in 2002. The album was released shortly before he was diagnosed with cancer and a year before his untimely passing just two weeks before the release of his final studio album, The Wind, in 2003.


20. Midnight Oil, No Time For Games . . . Good rocker from the band’s early days, this from the 1980 EP Bird Noises. I remember reading about them early on, but confess that, like perhaps many people, never really heard them until Beds Are Burning and The Dead Heart from the 1987 Diesel and Dust album that broke them big outside Australia and deep music aficionados. Then, as so often happens when an album, or single, introduces you to an artist, you go back and are often rewarded.


21. Free, Soon I Will Be Gone . . . I haven’t played this brilliant band in a while. Good to get back to them. It’s always difficult for me to choose a track of Free’s to play, since there’s so many good ones, the band obviously having far more depth to its catalogue than just the great All Right Now. But I deliberately chose this beautiful one for its title, since the show is almost at its conclusion and I’ve been in this maybe rut, not sure if it’s good or not and I may break free soon, of tying song titles, in spots, to the set list.


22. Coverdale-Page, Over Now . . . And, so ends the show. Good relationship/breakup/rail at a former flame lyrics on a great track from this one-off collaboration in 1993, the Coverdale/Page album. I remember when word came that David Coverdale and Jimmy Page were working together. It was interesting because that was around the time that Coverdale and Whitesnake were commercially huge, or had been, and Robert Plant was miffed and started knocking Coverdale as “Cover-version” due to some of Whitesnake’s Zep-sounding stuff. Which was true, but I also always found it rich, since Led Zeppelin has a checkered history of plagiarism, or at the very least, accusations of heavy borrowing and adapting. Besides, early Whitesnake, up to about 1982, after Deep Purple broke up for the first time in 1976, was quite different, very bluesy, very good. As was the later Whitesnake, but not as much to my taste, too over-produced and ‘hair metal’ for me. So Coverdale and Page got together and it’s a damn good album, which apparently served as the catalyst for Page and Plant reuniting for the 1994 No Quarter live album/MTV special featuring Zep tracks and some new stuff, followed four years later by the Page-Plant studio album Walking Into Clarksdale.


CKMS Community Connections for 19 April 2021

Show Notes

This weeks marks the start of a four-week Covid lockdown in Ontario, so the studio remains closed. No guests, but the music keeps on coming. All CanCon again this week, with some new material and some favourites.

Music Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m48s Génocide Génocide | Samian (person walking down a snowy street with a Mohawk flag on their back) Samian
4m12s Drum Beats (Joyslam singing and holding a mic) Joyslam
6m59s Free Spirits
10m21s Who Is In There? (Illustration  of an eagle and a wolf)
My Good Friend
13m43s Covid Jingle (Ang, The Mom Of A Five Year Old Girl) (Dara Shindelka at the piano keys) Dara Schindelka
16m02s Thou Art Loosed – A Female Anthem
19m27s Crazy Melotika | Crazy (Melotika with pink ice cream on her lips)
22m18s Millionaires (Sean Savage Remix) Millionaires | Sean Savage Remix | Melotika (Melotika wearing a stylish hat, with a similar faded image behind, all tinted blue)
26m53s Drive – Alternate Version (B&W image of an old-fashioned lampshade) Erich Mrak
30m43s Fake It
33m00s Confused With You (angular black V on white) Vanden Dool
36m58s Astronaut
41m04s Astronauts (Crash and Adams sitting on the red sofa) Crash Adams
44m35s Caroline
47m54s Wasted Colour Tongues | Wasted (neon pastel lettering on a blue planet) Colour Tongues
51m40s Control
54m33s Too Many Bad Habits (radio edit) Too Many Bad Habits (lettering over an indistinct but jagged B&W image) Bad Waitress
58m40s Pre Post-Period Blues

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Val Scheer’s Eclectic Garage April 17, 2021

  • Part-Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
  • Shame on The Moon – Bob Seger
  • Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot (CanCon)
  • Could I Be Your Girl – Jann Arden (CanCon)
  • Surrounded – Chantal Kreviazuk (CanCon)
  • Numb – Holly McNarland (CanCon)
  • Walk of Life – Shooter Jennings
  • Everything You Want – Hetriani (CanCon)
  • In The Air Tonight – Nonpoint
  • Loud and Heavy – Cody Jinks
  • Money – Pink Floyd
  • One Night in Bangkok – Murray Head
  • Heaters – Illscarlet (CanCon)

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 12, 2021 (airing 8-10 pm ET)

  1. Fleetwood Mac, Coming Your Way . . . I always think of my late older brother whenever I listen to this track, or the album from which it came, Then Play On, 1969. We were living in Peru at the time, my dad was working there but the older kids would go back to North America for high school and it was always fun when they came home for holidays, bringing back with them the newest popular music that, back then, took more time to come to places like the little South American mining town we lived in. A great Latin-type, propulsive track, with great drumming and percussion from Mick Fleetwood. It was written by guitarist Danny Kirwan,who had just joined the band for this last album of the Peter Green era.
  2. Keith Richards, 999 . . . One of my favorite Keith Richards’ solo tunes, or for that matter any of the songs from Rolling Stones, Inc. Such a great intro, and great groove throughout. From his second solo album, Main Offender, 1992. Around this time, individual members of the Stones were pretty hot with their solo work – this from Richards, Mick Jagger’s most Stones-like solo album, Wandering Spirit in 1993 and Slide On This from Ron Wood, in 1992. Combined, would have made an amazing Stones double or triple album but that’s OK because we have it all. And Stones’ fanatics like me make our own Stones’ solo playlists.
  3. Eric Clapton, The Core . . . Like many, perhaps, I bought Clapton’s Slowhand album when it came out for the single, Lay Down Sally, but quickly grew to like and appreciate the entire work, which is solid, track for track, including this nearly nine-minute excursion, featuring co-lead vocals by Marcy Levy.
  4. Robert Palmer, Jealous . . . Another one from my college days, from the Secrets album, 1979, whose big hit was Palmer’s cover of the Moon Martin tune, Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor). Great tune, the Martin one, and I’ll have to get back to Martin on my show soon…but I’ve always liked this riff-rocker Jealous at least as much, if not more, than Doctor, Doctor.
  5. Dead Kennedys, Holiday In Cambodia . . . got into these guys due to their name, thought it was cool, funny and perverse, as is the title of this track. Sick, perhaps, but it’s only rock and roll/punk/hardcore so, relax and enjoy. Great stuff from a great band.
  6. BB Gabor, Moscow Drug Club . . . and so we slow things down in the set, with this subversive tune from the late, great Gabor.
  7. The Smashing Pumpkins, Aeroplane Flies High . . . I had never heard this tune, recorded during the Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness sessions, until I bought a Pumpkins’ double hits compilation years ago, the second CD of which contains B-sides and previously unreleased material. Good, extended, tune.
  8. Jefferson Airplane, Comin’ Back To Me . . . beautiful song by Marty Balin from Surrealistic Pillow, featuring guitar by Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia. The song has apparently appeared in several movies although, not being a huge movie buff, none of which I’ve seen. But I can see how it would fit some movies.
  9. Leon Russell, Back To The Island . . . another good one by the late great Russell, an artist I have not played in a while but always seems to draw a good reaction when I play him.
  10. Doug and The Slugs, Tropical Rainstorm  . . . one of my favorites by The Slugs, a nice, bluesy one from the Cognac and Bologna album, 1980. I saw the band, before they released that debut album, at a pub in Oakville, Ontario, with my then-girlfriend, during college. She was from Mississauga, but had spent a year or so in Vancouver and fell in love with the band, was excited to hear they were coming to town, we went, and I liked them, too.
  11. Dire Straits, In The Gallery  . . . from the self-titled debut album, 1978. One of those albums that one bought for the hit, Sultans of Swing, only to then be blown away by the rest of it, and by everything else this band ever produced.
  12. Bob Dylan, Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) . . . one of my favorite Dylan tunes, from the Street Legal album…he’s always got such great, memorable lines in nearly every one of his songs, for me that being the opening “can you tell me where we’re heading, Lincoln County road or Armageddon . . . ”
  13. Iron Butterfly, Unconscious Power . . . great tune from the debut album, Heavy. Nice bass line.
  14. John Lennon, God . . . was reminded to play this, long time since I did, by a Twitter conversation about great lyrics. For me, that would be the opening line of this, one of my favorite Lennon songs, “God is a concept by which we measure our pain.” Which then leads, of course, into the long list of things he says he doesn’t believe in, culminating in “Beatles’. From the Plastic Ono Band album, which contains another influential song on my then-young brain, Working Class Hero – which I’ll have to play again sometime.
  15. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Walk On The Water . . . notice the pattern here with, at least, song titles? Unconscious Power, God, Walk On The Water. . . .so clever, your friendly neighborhood DJ, lol. This is, I think, a pretty well-known tune by CCR, as so much of their output is, and comes from the debut, self-titled album in 1968. But it was a B-side to I Put A Spell On You, which as the A-side only made No. 58 on the singles charts. Amazing, to me, that either track didn’t chart higher.
  16. Chris Whitley, Big Sky Country . . . the song that got me into this late great, blues/rock singer songwriter. It was the second single from his 1991 debut album, Living With The Law, the title cut of which was the first single. Both tracks made the top 40 and rightly so. The whole album is brilliant.
  17. Jethro Tull, Cold Wind To Valhalla . . . Yet another great track from this amazing band, nobody like them, really. And another artist I always thank my older brother for introducing me to, when he brought the Stand Up album home. This one’s from Minstrel In The Gallery.
  18. Roxy Music, Oh Yeah . . . beautiful track from the Flesh + Blood album, 1980, by which time Roxy had largely departed from the early, art-rock/avant garde days and had gone more mainstream, but still great. Made No. 5 in the UK. Features the well-known chorus refrain ‘there’s a band playing on the radio’ and in fact is titled Oh Yeah (There’s A Band Playing On The Radio) on some releases.
  19. Frank Zappa, Dirty Love . . . nice, tight, rock song with fun lyrics and typically amazing guitar by Zappa and other instrumentation by the rest of his band.
  20. Bob Seger, Beautiful Loser . . . title cut from his 1975 album, before he really broke big into the mainstream with the live album, Live Bullet, a year later. This track was combined with Travelin’ Man from the Beautiful Loser album on Live Bullet, but I’ve played the studio cut here. A now well-known Seger tune, Beautiful Loser but amazingly, made only No. 103 on the Billboard chart. Probably would have been Top 10 had he released it later, once he broke big.
  21. Bruce Springsteen, Point Blank . . . haunting song from The River album, one of the three Springsteen albums I consider my favorites and interchangeably rank 1,2, 3 – Born To Run, Darkness On The Edge Of Town and The River.
  22. Cream, Deserted Cities Of The Heart . . . so great. “Cream’ of the crop – the vocals/bass from Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker’s drumming and Eric Clapton’s guitar solo. Magnificent.
  23. Faces, Had Me A Real Good Time . . . and I did, yet again, in putting another show together. Thanks to any and all who tune/tuned in. Another great raunch and roller by one of the greatest raunch and roll bands ever.
  24. The Allman Brothers Band, End Of The Line . . . from 1991, from Shades of Two Worlds, the second post-reunion album with the new lineup featuring Warren Haynes. Yet another great tune from a great, great band, one of my all-time favorite groups.

CKMS Community Connections for 12 April 2021

Show Notes

There’s another lockdown for the Covid pandemic, and the Radio Waterloo studio remains closed. In good news, there are now vaccinations available in Waterloo Region, and there is lots of new music from local Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Palm Springs musicians (OK, Michael Gagliardi lives in Palm Springs, but he’s got a house in Kitchener, so that counts as KWCon to me!)

Since the program is all music, there’s no podcast. If you want to listen to the music again, tune in to CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo, or click through the artist links in the music index and buy their music!

Music Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00 Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd
CKMS Community Connections
0m46s Barefoot in Cannes Michael Gagliardi Deluxe | Michael Anthony Gagliardi (Michael Gagliardi holding an electro-acoustic guitar)Deluxe
4m22s The Winds Of Catalina The Winds of Catalina | Michael Anthony Gagliardi (Michael Gagliardi holding a guitar on his shoulder in front of a harbour with sailboats and the Catalina casino in the background)
9m05s Fighting For You Manic Theatrics Fading Away | Manic Theatrics (3-tone illustration of many people talking to each other)Fading Away
12m28s Two Thirty Manic Theatrics | Two Thirty (pink/blue lettering)
16m31s Crimson Manic Theatrics (reverse silhouette of two hands holding marionnette control bars)
21m27s Boston Willy Nilly (closeup of playground equipment with a musical instrument labelled Boston)
23m40s Cool Now Willy Nilly | Confused and Rejuvenated (portrait of a man's head wearing blue sunglasses and smoking a cigarette)Confused and Rejuvenated
27m59s Outfits Flowers For Daniel Outfits (illustration of a man raising his collar while walking in a snowfall while a woman looks on from inside a window)
32m53s YWG (re-mastered) Flowers For Daniel | YWG (B&W image of a shark (?) over the water)
36m20s My Addiction Chris Cachia Chris Cachia | My Re:Collection (purple image of Chris Cachia holding a purple and yellow painting)My Re:Collection
39m26s My Diagnosis
43m18s My Resolve
49m06s Om Shanti ShantiMaya Ruminations of ShantiMaya (text in the style of Tamil script)Ruminations of ShantiMaya
49m32s Ruminations
57m39s Chant for Your Dragon King Syrinx
Syrinx | John Mills-Cockell, Doug Pringle, Alan Wells (illustration of a flying object over two animal heads)Syrinx

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Revolution Rock

Revolution Rock | The best Punk, New Wave, Garage, Surf and Indie rock. 7-9pm every Saturday | Only on CJAM 99.1 FM | revrock.blogspot.comRevolution Rock is an award winning radio program on CJAM FM that first began broadcasting on CJAM’s airwaves in the late night hours of June 2004. Revolution Rock focuses on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres. The Revolution Rock blog provides band profiles, download links to the radio show, playlists and more.

Revolution Rock is hosted by Dave Konstantino and Adam Peltier on CJAM 99.1 FM (Windsor/Detroit). Dave is a freelance blogger/writer, musician and film maker. Download links to the show are provided by the CJAM website and can be found at the bottom of each play list on his blog.

Music Submissions:

Dave and Adam are always looking for bands that fit the format of the show (punk, post-punk, new wave, alternative, garage rock, etc). If you have a band you can send music to Dave and Adam, if they like it they will play it.

To send music:

ATTN: Revolution Rock
c/o University of Windsor/CJAM 99.1 FM
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4

Revolution Rock is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Tuesdays from 1:00am to 3:00am.

Val Scheer’s Eclectic Garage

  1. Outta My Head – Junkhouse (CanCon)
  2. Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? – Paula Cole
  3. Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
  4. Rage – Devision
  5. Cruel Summer – Ace of Base
  6. Never Too Late – Three Days Grace (CanCon)
  7. Betray – Hetriani (CanCon)
  8. Kryptonite – 3 Doors Down
  9. Brian Wilson – Barenaked Ladies (CanCon)
  10. Pedal to the Metal – Kazzer (CanCon)
  11. Pilot – Ian Thomas (CanCon)
  12. Till I Gain Control Again – Blue Rodeo (CanCon)
  13. I Love Rock and Roll –  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  14. Sultans of Swing – Dire Straits



Back Porch Bluegrass

Back Porch Bluegrass (Paul Trenwith playing banjo, FM98 logo in bottom right corner)
Paul Trenwith
Back Porch Bluegrass is hosted by Paul Trenwith, a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70’s to the mid-90’s, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical ‘jack-of-all-trades’, playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.

Back Porch Bluegrass is produced by Free FM (New Zealand) and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange.

Back Porch Bluegrass airs on Radio Waterloo on Fridays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Episode 4-Kindness For All




On today’s episode we are joined by the Founders of call4kindness sister Melissa and Shannon.

The gift of giving through kindness is one that you and I are able to share with others.

Please support the work and the projects call4kindness does for our community.

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Aspire To Inspire


So Old It’s New set list for Monday, April 5, 2021

  1. Marvin Hamlisch, The Entertainer
  2. David Essex, Rock On
  3. Ray Stevens, The Streak
  4. Carl Douglas, Kung Fu Fighting
  5. The Archies, Sugar Sugar
  6. Hot Butter, Popcorn
  7. Blue Swede, Hooked On A Feeling (the ooga chucka intro song)
  8. Paper Lace, The Night Chicago Died
  9. Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Jackie Blue
  10. Maria Muldaur, Midnight At The Oasis
  11. Loudon Wainright III, Dead Skunk
  12. Billy Swan, I Can Help
  13. Jim Stafford, Spiders & Snakes
  14. Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady (single version)
  15. Sugarloaf, Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You
  16. Hot Chocolate, Emma
  17. Stories, Brother Louie
  18. The McCoys, Hang On Sloopy
  19. Sammy Johns, Chevy Van
  20. Petula Clark, Downtown
  21. Allan Sherman, Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter From Camp)
  22. Trini Lopez, If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song)
  23. The Lemon Pipers, Green Tambourine
  24. Sister Janet Mead, The Lord’s Prayer
  25. The Small Faces, Itchycoo Park
  26. Ace, How Long
  27. Albert Hammond, It Never Rains In Southern California
  28. Scott McKenzie, San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)
  29. The Cowsills, Hair
  30. Edwin Starr, War
  31. The Fifth Dimension, Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In
  32. The Miracles, Going To A Go-Go
  33. Norman Greenbaum, Spirit In The Sky
  34. Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders, Game Of Love
  35. The Searchers, Love Potion No. 9
  36. Edward Bear, Last Song 

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