Our guests today are Owen Roberts and returning guest Barclay Nap. Our discussion centres around the nature of agricultural communications. The music today is from the “GMO’s” a great local band from Guelph. This is episode 39,,, for some reason I thought it was episode 38. This show is truncated. The last 20 minutes was lost.
I am very proud to say that I was first person to ever chat with this band on the radio. That’s because my good pal Amanda Kind told me about this incredible young band that I had to listen to.
So listen I did…. four extraordinary young men that now have a huge following and our now receiving national radio airplay. They have been guests twice on the show. And they are always welcome …
Here is my two show interview with Safe As Houses on Coral FM
Gemma wrote a great blog here. http://www.wrfoodsystem.ca/blog/2013/01/14/urban-planning-urban-agriculture We speak to how agricultural land is valued today in regards to city planning. The blog is titled “urban planning, urban agriculture”. And we play some great tunes.
Singer songwriter Lily Frost is a rare bird from Canada’s musical woods. Frost has always danced the line between indie and jazz, thus creating a niche of her own. Frost draws from her real life experiences in her lyrics – in performance, there is an intimacy, a gentle passion that can take you somewhere else and evokes a certain nostalgia – the rainy streets of Paris, a winter picnic or perhaps a beat café in San Francisco. This rarity and distinctiveness can be found on her latest offering, Do What You Love. Do What You Love puts Lily’s distinct sound and exceptional talents together in one concise package.
From the lyrics to the arrangements to the striking artwork, Do What You Love packs a punch and delivers insightful truths about life – embracing femininity with strength, joy and creativity. “I wanted to make a fun, upbeat record for my daughter that included lessons I had learned the hard way,” says Lily. “I wanted to leave people feeling inspired with smiles on their faces.” Lily left me with a smile on my face when she granted me a recent wide ranging Sunday morning phone chat when she played The Painted Lady last March. We talked about her latest CD Do What You Love, (which I Love Love Love!) fave 60’s chanteuses, and her happy life as a musician / mother to her son Meesha and daughter Paloma (who this latest CD is dedicated to!) and even Lily’s current passion for TV’s Mad Men! Do What You Love is continues to garner rave reviews!
In recent years, Lily has won West Coast Vocalist of the Year (2002, New Music West), a SOCAN award for Situation (2006, NXNE) and also a Gemini Award nominee for co-writing the theme song and score for the CBC hit television show, Being Erica.
All shows presented by Gary Topp www.garytopp.com
And for more info on Lily including ticket info, her current tour dates and much more – go to www.lilyfrost.com – Ba Ba Ba Daahhh – Coral FM.
Barclay Nap co-hosts todays show. We talk of upcoming events, controversy around the OMB decision about the extent of development lands around Kitchener, and agricultural movies.
GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage and new live performances, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells a story about community, courage and most importantly – music.
For more go to http://www.greenwichmusicdoc.com/about.html
It was pretty coolomundo to have Laura drop by Sound FM and Coral FM for a wee chat while she was at The Princess Cinemas showcasing the film for a local audience. Laura is originally from KW and is very busy on the film festival circuit! Special thanks to my friend Kate George for helping to set all of this up! – Coral FM
Barclay Nap joins the show again this week. we talk to farm issues following up from last weeks show. The second half of the show is about Mark Lynas. Mark called himself an environmental activist. He is still active but now uses science to determine his views in regards to GMO technology.
In 2012 they recorded their first self-titled CD in the cities of Toronto and New Orleans and received rave reviews.
A Canadian band with a foot in both the vintage and the modern making for a foundation that is fresh and unique. Their love of r&b, soul, funk, blues, motown, and reggae shine through in their original music with high energy and passion. Vivid drums, funky bass, wailing guitar, inspired sax, ethereal organ, catchy hooks, and soaring vocals make this band a must listen for music lovers!
Barclay Nap is our guest today. We talk to Junior Farmers, plant breeding, and creating a business to retail herbs and spices.
This was an opinion show. The topic was an article in the www.therecord.com by columnist Luisa D’Amato about the publics double standard between companion animals and production animals. http://www.therecord.com/opinion/columns/article/861075–d-amato-our-strange-double-standard-on-the-treatment-of-animals