All posts by Coral Andrews

Coral Andrews is a Kitchener, Ontario based writer
whose by line has appeared in many publications…
for over three decades including national magazines – 
Saturday Night, Take One, Graffiti, The New Quarterly, Canplay,Performing Arts and Entertainment in Canada, and Harrowsmith.
Regional Publications include: Grand Magazine, Most Magazine, Green Magazine, Taste Magazine, Own Magazine, Proud Magazine and many others, in addition to digital publications – Start Arts and Culture, Suite 101.com and OpenFile.ca.
Favourite interviews include: Lynn Redgrave, Phyllis Diller, Cynthia Lennon, and Graham Chapman from Monty Python. She recently won the 2012 Special Jury Award from the Waterloo Reion Arts Awards
Currrently Coral contributes to weekly art magazine Nightlife for Waterloo Region Record.

Bob Blue’s Playlist – One Coooolomundo Truck

 

 

 

This is one Cool Truck. He is part of the Enbridge Ride to Cure Cancer Fundraiser and he gave me his own playlist!
This is one Cool Truck. He is part of the Enbridge Ride to Cure Cancer Fundraiser and he gave me his own playlist!

Bob Blue and his very good friend Bryan Charles Peter decided to put together a playlist and I had a wee chat with Bryan and Bob who are promoting a very special event at Rhapsody Barrel Bar.

Bob is going people a ride around the area as part of a silent auction – and for a $2 donation people can have their pic taken with Bob  for Enbridge Ride to Conquer  Cancer. On May 27th, 2016, we will be hosting an amazing evening at the Rhapsody Barrel Bar in downtown Kitchener, filled with entertainment, prizes, a silent auction and more. This event is a precursor to the annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a grueling 200 km bike endeavor from Toronto to Niagara Falls that raises money to support local cancer treatment centers. This year the brave rider’s taking on this challenge are Melissa Becker, Ryan Becker, Brandon Becker, Brayden Eghoetz-Martens, Riley Eghoetz-Martens, and Brock Roth. In November of 2015, the Becker family suffered the passing of their loving mother, Alison Becker, who fought a long battle with ovarian cancer for 6 years. The team of six brave individuals is riding in remembrance of her while supporting the foundation that has helped them in so many ways. This year, the team’s goal is to raise $15,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, and the proceeds from our evening at Rhapsody will also be going towards this cause. Headlined by musician Alex Price + Pocket City and organized by Ashton Adams and associates, this evening will be one of excellent music, great food, exquisitely crafted drinks, remembrance,  and support. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the night will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to this fantastic cause, have a splendid night out with friends, and help us all conquer cancer.  Friday, 27 May from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

It’a all for The Enbridge Ride to Conquer  Cancer. On May 27th, 2016, we will be hosting an amazing evening at the Rhapsody Barrel Bar in downtown Kitchener, filled with entertainment, prizes, a silent auction and more. This event is a precursor to the annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a grueling 200 km bike endeavor from Toronto to Niagara Falls that raises money to support local cancer treatment centers. This year the brave rider’s taking on this challenge are Melissa Becker, Ryan Becker, Brandon Becker, Brayden Eghoetz-Martens, Riley Eghoetz-Martens, and Brock Roth. In November of 2015, the Becker family suffered the passing of their loving mother, Alison Becker, who fought a long battle with ovarian cancer for 6 years. The team of six brave individuals is riding in remembrance of her while supporting the foundation that has helped them in so many ways. This year, the team’s goal is to raise $15,000 for the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in Toronto, and the proceeds from our evening at Rhapsody will also be going towards this cause. Headlined by musician Alex Price + Pocket City and organized by Ashton Adams and associates, this evening will be one of excellent music, great food, exquisitely crafted drinks, remembrance,  and support. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the night will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to contribute to this fantastic cause, have a splendid night out with friends, and help us all conquer cancer.  Friday, 27 May from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Rhapsody Barrel Bar – 179 King Street West, Kitchener,

 

In Memoriam – Nash The Slash – March 26 – May 10 2014

In Memoriam Nash the Slash
In Memoriam Nash the Slash

This week on Interzone a three-hour tribute to one-of-a-kind musician Nash the Slash who passed away two years ago on May 10  2014.

In this podcast  there are snippets of chats that he did for the various shows we worked on together from Thrash, and Nosferatu to Two Artists – with his good pal Toronto surrealist artist Robert Vanderhorst.  I have countless golden and silver ink autographed CDs and other presents that he gave me over the years.  We had a lot of laughs working on those shows.

It took me two years to do this because I guess it was hard to hear Nash’s voice once more along with so much of his music from covers like The Who’s Baba O’Riley and The Animals’ It’s My Life and Iron Butterfly’s In a Gadda Da Vida  to timeless originals like Vincent’s Crows, Swingshift and his masterful rendition of Wolf from Peter and The Wolf.

He did many chats over the years at CKMS and was always a champion for campus/community radio.

I went to Nash’s memorial which was held in one of his fave places Stratenger’s  where he loved to eat the curry and play his famous Halloween Show .

There I spoke with Cam Hawkins and Mike Waite from FM, plus many of his friends and finally Nash’s brother Tom Plewman. I miss my bandaged pal, like so many do.  I hope that he has been reunited with beloved doggles Roxy and Digger, and found many a musical friend to  rant with.  Never fear Nash. I always Listen in Safety. Hugs Squeekee

Selina Martin – Aural Visionary

 

Selina Martin courtesy of Jason Schneider Media
Selina Martin courtesy of Jason Schneider Media

A Wide-ranging Fun Fone Chat with Toronto- based singer/songwriter/ aural visionary Selina Martin from her early Send In the Cows Daze to her latest album “Caruso’s Brain”.. what do Selina and Caruso know that we don’t? 

Tune in and find out.

On today’s playlist – Selections from Selina’s latest album including ; My Heart Ticks On, Hawaii, Your Secrets Sleep With Me, Bike, Living in a Window, Lay Down Your Arms. Wish List, plus just for fun Five Hole – Tales of Hockey Erotica, (Nate Mills ( RWTK)  cult classic gem) The Orillia Song, and some Run with the Kittens songs (because Nate Mills and Run with the Kittens are also performing with Selina in concert tonight at The KW Boathouse).

Listen this Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm as Interzone presents a three- hour feature with more great music inspired from this chat.  Squeekee. 

Interzone – David Bowie Part 2 – From L to Z, Blackstar and Beyond

Bowie Part 2Interzone is on www.soundfm.ca every Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 7pm. And it is brought to you by Far Out Flicks, Encore Records, Lookin’ for Heroes, Starlight, The KW Boathouse, Cafe Pyrus,  The Blue Moon Restaurant and The Guitar Corner with all the latest January info!

Today – David Bowie Part 2 – From M to Z  Blackstar and Beyond… Squooches to all the Bowie fans from Squeekee Subversive.

 

 

 

Interzone with Squeekee Subversive

 

 

David Robert JOnes aka David Bowie Jan 8 1947- Jan 16 2016

Hello Everyone.

Wecome to “Interzone” with your host  Squeekee Subversive – same bat channel, same sponsors with music and interviews.

In lieu of this past very sad week, I decided to do a career retrospect of David Bowie from A to Z as I have most of his musical catalogue.

I begin with A to L, and I will leave Blackstar and Lazarus til the end. Just like he did. This is my way of saying goodbye  to an artist who is as dear to me as John Lennon. I hope they are hanging out together now as Blackstars.

Goodbye David Robert Jones Jan 8 1947 – Jan 10 2016.

 

Squeekee Subversive

A Christmas Coral 2015

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I am sorry this is a wee bit late this year. I am behind my time. I was Making Rather Merry these past few days. This podcast is for all of my family here in Canada  and also my cousins Mary and Jane and their families in England. And for all of my amazing friends!!!

Here are songs and sounds of the season from sing-along faves to Xmas movie bytes galore.  I wish all of you a Bombilating 2016!

 

Slainte! – Coral FM

Happy New Year

 

 

Coral’s FM’s Crazy Christmas Show 2015!

Coral's Crazy Christmas Show 2015! Here is my 2015  Christmas Show with Songs, and Sounds, of the Season  ….. and my very  special guests Bev Finnegan, of The Blue Moon Resturant, Rai Madge, of the KW Boathouse,  Glimmer Twin/Partner in Creative Crime,  Joyce Domingo,  plus Musicians Extraordinare – Lynn Jackson, Jesse Webber, Cory Williams and Mike McDonald.  Plus Mr. Hankey!

Lynn talks about Busted Flat Boxing Day Party at The Boathouse tonight! and her upcoming Western Tour.

Bev and Rai talk about New Year’s Eve at The Blue Moon with The Beggar’s Banquet !!! and more events for 2016,  Rai chats about The KW Boathouse, NYE’s bash with Third Coast Kings,  and Jesse chats about the latest news  with Pink Floyd Songbook Band  – Crazy Diamonds,  plus Mike McDonald’s Monster Jam every second Sunday at the KW Boathouse ,  and much more.

Just Like Ye Olde Radio Days,  we had One Mike and everyone gathered all around it. There were toasts to those we lost from Jesse’s **Uncle Mark Webber, to our pal musician Steve Toms.**

Special thanks to all my sponsors this year – Far Out Flicks, Lookin’ For Heroes, Cafe Pyrus, Encore Records, Starlight, The Guitar Corner. The Blue Moon Restaurant, and The KW Baothouse!

Thanks to the quick wits of these Magnificent Seven general silliness often ensured because … having fun with your closest friends is what Christmas is all about!

Krimble Merry and Cheers!

Coral FM!

Music includes Christmas faves from Alice Cooper, Iron Maiden, Billy Idol., The Pogues, David Bowie and Bing Crosby, Danny Elfman,  The Nutcracker Suite, and ELO.

Robert Reid – “Reid Between the Lines” discusses The 2015 Stratford Festival Season

Reid Between The Lines Arts Writer Robert Reid recently retired from The Waterloo Region Record. He has transcended into Blogger Extraordinaire writing about all of his “creative passions and everything in between” be it the latest fly fishing antics through Armchair Fly Angler, Books and Literature, Visual Arts, Celtic Spirituality, Music  (from preferred Blues, Roots, Folk) and of course, Theatre.

From Rob’s sumptuous take on a fine Single Malt to his insightful, informative theatre reviews, “Reid Between The Lines” – http://www.reidbetweenthelines.ca/ is a joyous read.

It was my great pleasure to invite Rob back as my co-host. During the program we discussed the 2015 Stratford Festival including season opener, “Hamlet” plus other Shakespearean plays “Taming of the Shrew,” “Pericles,” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” Musicals; “Sound of Music,” and “Carousel,” plus other Festival productions including “The Alchemist,” and “The Physicists.” We also discussed Rob’s latest fly fishing triumph, and played some of his fave folk artists including David Wiffen, Guy Clark, Jesse Winchester, John Gorka, and Willie B. Bennett.

Here is my chat with Robert Reid from The Coral FM All Theatre Extravaganza. Tune in soon for Part 2 in which Rob speaks about the 2015 Blyth Festival Season.

Sit back, grab your fave libation, and listen to us Wax Theatre in Abundance! Thanks again Rob – Slàinte!

Robert Reid - Fly Fisher! One of his many passions.
Robert Reid – Fly Fisher! One of his many passions.