Amazing time at the Multicultural Festival

Our Warmest thanks go to the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre for putting on their 57th festival! Incredible work by them!

Also! Thank you to the amazing CKMS Outreach team who facilitated CKMS’ attendance at the Multicultural Festival.               The weather (mostly) cooperated. With great vendors and fantastic performances, and the reflection of KW & C multicultural people! Great peacework by Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre.

Can’t wait til next year.

Carmelo is right, it is the best time!

~Stay tuned for interview with someone from the Multicultural team with Community Connections.

Bless

Radio Nowhere Episode 68, 6/22/24

Download: https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/RadioNowhere240622Episode68.mp3, 57m30s, 80.0 MBytes

Veronica Fever Raveonettes
What Good Am I? Solomon Burke
My Immortal Evanescence
Rattlesnake Spider John Koerner
Turn Ron Leary
The Final Breath Ron Hynes
Fishin’ Blues Taj Mahal
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey Paul & Linda McCartney
Another Day Paul & Linda McCartney
Be There Sara Watkins
Sumeru islandman
Don’t Tell Me (Repo Man) Al Kooper
Only You Portishead
Wild Nights Van Morrison
Hungry Ghost Starfucker

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, June 24, 2024 – on air 8-10 pm ET

Can’t be in studio live tonight but here’s my programmed 3-play set of a few of my favorite albums – David Bowie, The Kinks and The Beatles.

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

1. The Width Of A Circle
2. All The Madmen
3. Black Country Rock
4. After All
5. Running Gun Blues
6. Saviour Machine
7. She Shook Me Cold
8. The Man Who Sold The World
9. The Supermen

The Kinks – Give The People What They Want

1. Around The Dial
2. Give The People What They Want
3. Killer’s Eyes
4. Predictable
5. Add It Up
6. Destroyer
7. Yo-Yo
8. Back To Front
9. Art Lover
10. A Little Bit Of Abuse
11. Better Things

The Beatles – Rubber Soul (UK track listing)

1. Drive My Car
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won’t See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
6. The Word
7. Michelle
8. What Goes On
9. Girl
10. I’m Looking Through You
11. In My Life
12. Wait
13. If I Needed Someone
14. Run For Your Life

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #32

What’s up, y’all? First things first, here is what I have added to Libretime since last week:

City of Dawn Invincible Summer Ambient No
No Murder No Moustache Oes Heddwech Eto (Is There Peace Yet?) – Single Rock No
KAMI Rendezvous – Single Pop No
Maggie Andrew Day Job Pop CanCon
The Manatees Innocence of Youth – Single Rock No
All the Above All of the Above Pop CanCon
Orhan Demir Trio Guitar Plus Jazz CanCon
Alturas From the Heights Latin No
Anna Atkinson Mooniture Rock CanCon
Dinner Belles West Simcoe County Country CanCon
Ceti Alpha Pista Loca Pop CanCon
Ladyshark Lovesick Punk Indeterminable
The Legendary Ten Seconds Wonder Songs Singer-Songwriter No
Rick Marchall Classic Country (Rocks My World) – Single Country CanCon/KwCon
Rick Marchall Legend of the West – Single Country CanCon/KwCon
Rick Marchall The Grass is Always Greener – Single Country CanCon/KwCon
Rick Marchall Viva Mexico – Single Country CanCon/KwCon
Alec Music No Regrets – Single Hip Hop NSFR No
Sherry Finzer & Jere Friedman Inner Soujourn New Age No
The Follow Ups KNOW WHO YOUR FRIENDS AREN’T Punk Tracks 1, 2, and 9 are Explicit CanCon
Lizzen Right and Wrong (Remix) [feat. Keith Sweat] – Single R&B No
Petch 9 Volter – Single Rock No
Joel Brogon Trust the Trees Folk No
Various Artists John Gomez & Nick the Record Present TANGENT Electronic No
Steal the City Drag Me to Hell – Single Metal No
Lena Minder Build a Home – Single Folk No
Emlyn BPM Bullet SFS/Coming Up Electronic No
Trena Halo – Single Country CanCon
Maelstrom All In – Single Rock CanCon
Mattmac All Eyes on Us Hip Hop NSFR CanCon
Mouth Water Blackout Electronic No
Charlie P Overthinking – Single Reggae No
Gabriela Eva Need In My Chest – Single Pop No
Melissa Matheson Feeling Alive – Single Country CanCon
John Greasy We Up – Single Hip Hop No
Rat Silo Go Go 17 – Single Rock CanCon
Mike Casey Calle Pizarro – Single Jazz Embargo end June 24, will be uploaded then. No
Various Artists Musicworks 148 Pop CanCon
Red Method Adriel – Single Metal Indeterminable
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold The Cure – Single Rock CanCon
Fresh Finesse Overflow Riddim – Single Pop CanCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour, in case you want to hear some of what has been added:

Tracklist:

Rick Marchall/Rick Marshall – The Grass is Always Greener
Trena – Halo
Melissa Matheson – Feeling Alive
Joel Brogon – Trust the Trees
Gabriela Eva – Need in My Chest
Lena Minder – Build a Home
The Legendary Ten Seconds – Home
Petch – 9 Volter
Steal the City – Drag Me to Hell
Maggie Andrew – Biting Ice Cream
Mattmac – Blue Checks
John Greasy – We Up
Alec Music – No Regrets
Fresh Finesse – Overflow Riddim
Mouth Water – Blackout
Emlyn BPM – Coming Up
Mac Thornhill – No Way to Control It
Ningxhin Zang – Kagemusha: For Pipa and Electronics
Sherry Finzer & Jere Friendman – The Approach of Night
City of Dawn – Invincible Summer
Johnny Void and the Others – This Means War
Anselmo – You’re Busted I’m Dumb
School for the Blind – We’re So Lazy, We Blame Our Parents
X-Ray Youth – Charlie Chan
The Follow Ups – Mugging at the Walmart
Rat Silo – Go Go 17
No Murder No Moustache – Oes Heddwech Eto (Is There Peace Yet?)
Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold – The Cure
Maelstrom – All In
Gulf Stream Riders – So Very Simple
Alan – Hawaii
Preztone – By the River

See y’all next time!

MIXTAPE MONOPOLY – JUNE 22 2024

This is your official kick-off to summer edition of Mixtape Monopoly. For the next couple of hours, I’ve got classic summer vibes and tracks to celebrate the season.

Doesn’t matter if your celebrating the heat, chillin at the beach, kicking it at a friends at a cookout or party. Trying to cool off. Plus, I’ve got some other tracks that have been hits and anthems during the summer over the years.

So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, June 22, 2024

Third in a series of Saturday morning set lists featuring classic live albums. This week I’m playing a pair of albums recorded at New York’s famous Fillmore East venue – The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East, recorded in March, 1971, and Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys, with drummer Buddy Miles and bassist Billy Cox joining Hendrix on an influential journey blending blues, funk, fusion and rock, recorded on New Year’s Eve as 1969 became 1970. Both albums are the original track listings; there’s been subsequent expanded re-releases.

The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Done Somebody Wrong
3. Stormy Monday
4. You Don’t Love Me
5. Hot ‘Lanta
6. In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
7. Whipping Post

Jimi Hendrix – Band of Gypsys

1. Who Knows
2. Machine Gun
3. Changes
4. Power To Love
5. Message To Love
6. We Gotta Live Together

CKMS News -2024-06-20- Pay-what-you-can food market working with community gardens for fresh produce

CKMS News -2024-06-20- Pay-what-you-can community food market working with community gardens for fresh produce.

dan kellar

Kitchener, ON –
An initiative from Community Healthcaring Kitchener Waterloo has resulted in the region’s first consistent pay-what-you-can food market. Stemming from the organization’s integrated strategy around supportive health care, the market is a part of the Community Health and Wellness program, which also includes a weekly breakfast club, cooking skill-shares, and other capacity and community building activities.

While the market has been stocking its shelves since January through donations and the Second Harvest food rescue app, as the growing season blooms, the project is teaming up with community gardens to bring in more fresh produce.  

Located in the organization’s office at 44 Frances St. in Kitchener, the market is open to everyone from 9-5 Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8-4.

This show features an interview with Megan Vander Hoek, a food program worker at Community Healthcaring Kitchener-Waterloo, discussing the pay-what-you-can food market and the organization’s efforts to support healthier communities through food.  

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 271

What’s up, y’all? Here is tonight’s Clean Up Hour — the 59th installment of All Things Considered, in which I make the case for Kari Faux. It’s been 12 years since I first discovered her music, and I think it’s time for y’all to discover it if you haven’t.

Tracklist:

Lost (Intro)
City Limits
No Small Talk (feat. Childish Gambino)
Mo’ Liqour (feat. Smino)
Tundra (feat. Kelow)
R1 R2 L1 L2 Left Down Right Up (Faux Loko)
This Right Here
Internet
Never Low (Nonchalant Pt. 2) [feat. SL Jones]
Turnin Heads (feat. Big K.R.I.T)
Snapzzz
Money Angels (feat. Jazz Cartier)
Gotta Know (feat. Jerry Paper)
Bussin (feat. xP)
Work of Art
1993
NCC 1707
Skit
Lost En Los Angeles
!!!
Freakin and Ballin (an Ode to Big Corey)
Nada
No Sleep
DOG (feat. Devin the Dude)
Creep (feat. Black Party)
Pink Tomatoes
Leave Me Alone
Fantasy
Supplier
Facetious
Gimmearide?
In the Air (feat. Curren$y)
Trouble
White Caprice (feat. Gangsta Boo)
Introverted Extrovert
The World
Borrowed Time
Gahd**n

See y’all next time!

Kitchener’s Willow River Centre celebrates National Indigenous Month and calls for more substantial action

The Willow River Centre in Kitchener is advocating for more meaningful support for Indigenous people and culture instead of what they characterize as routine performative gestures from municipalities and organizations.

The Center, which serves Indigenous, racialized, Two Spirit, and LGBTQ youth, is hosting Summer Solstice Saturday on June 22nd to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Month. The Willow River Centre co-directors Amy Smoke and Bangishimo said that their past efforts on the day have often resulted in overwork and stress.

“It’s been so many years now since the TRC calls to actions came out and still to this day for a lot of organizations and spaces, we’re still considering an afterthought where, where we get emails like the week of before June and these organizations and corporations are looking for somebody to sing and dance for them,” Bangishimo told CKMS News.

The Summer Solstice Saturday will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

FROM THE VOID #103 June 18th

Welcome to Episode #103 of From the Void

Tonight is all about inspiration! Steven Wilson, Opeth, Devin Townsend, Mike Patton, Mars Volta and King Gizzard

My new podcast with Co – Host Peri Urban is on YouTube, it’s called The Listening Eyebrow and its about EVERYTHING!!!

ALSO!!! I released  a new album. Hear the Future.  You Tube,  Bandcamp,  Spotify, Apple Music or where ever you stream your music!

Subscribe to the Podcast

 

Local Residents Challenge Waterloo Region on Noise Data

 

The recent expansion of Highland Road West in Kitchener has increased noise pollution, significantly impacting residents who live along the road between Ira Needles Boulevard and Fisher Hallman Road.

Residents raised concerns about noise pollution and how it is measured at the Regional Council Planning and Works Committee meeting in early June.

Despite residents’ complaints and self-initiated noise-blocking measures, Regional staff insist the levels in this area do not exceed thresholds. Staff have said they will continue to rely on theoretical models that predict noise levels and that live noise tests are not routine due to precedent, policy and budget constraints. The residents, on the other hand, argue that the models are flawed and real-time noise data and live noise studies would provide a more accurate reflection of the situation.

Regional Councillors asked questions of both sides, eventually agreeing to draw up a motion to conduct live measurements in the impacted neighbourhood, with further discussions planned for the next Regional Council meeting.

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, June 17, 2024

My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list.

1. Queen, Mustapha
2. Queen, Let Me Entertain You
3. Trapeze, Black Cloud
4. AC/DC, Skies On Fire
5. 10cc, The Second Sitting For The Last Supper
6. Roxy Music, Mother Of Pearl
7. Nazareth, Donna – Get Off That Crack
8. The Rolling Stones, All The Rage (Goats Head Soup outtake issued on expanded album re-release in 2020)
9. Thin Lizzy, Suicide
10. Aerosmith, Get The Lead Out
11. Wolfmother, The Simple Life
12. Chuck Berry, Too Much Monkey Business (live, Toronto Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival 1969)
13. Jerry Lee Lewis, How’s My Ex Treating You (live)
14. Jeff Beck, Head For Backstage Pass
15. Steppenwolf, Tighten Up Your Wig
16. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Flat Broke Love
17. McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Bad Women Are Killing Me (1968 alternate version to Bad Women, released on 1969’s Stink album)
18. Stevie Wonder, We Can Work It Out (Beatles cover)
19. Dr. John, I Walk On Guilded Splinters
20. Peter Tosh, Till Your Well Runs Dry

My track-by-track tales:

1. Queen, Mustapha . . . Opening cut on 1978’s Jazz album where, as soon as the needle hit the vinyl grooves many people, myself included, were “WTF”? Then you grow to really like it and are thankful you maybe got introduced to such music via this Arabic rocker, lyrics in English and Arabic, that, arguably, only Freddie Mercury among rock singers could likely pull off. It’s one that reflected his background, born in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents. Today, nobody would bat an eye at this progressive/art/hard rocker and it would also go under the ‘world music’ file. Terrific stuff.

2. Queen, Let Me Entertain You . . . And now for some let’s say more typical Queen from that same Jazz album, and yes, they could entertain. I saw the Jazz tour at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens, a smoking hot show, one might have termed it, er, Killer Queen, to quote the title of one of their songs, which they did play that night I saw them, and on the tour. The tour was documented on the 1979 release Live Killers, recorded on the European leg of the journey.

3. Trapeze, Black Cloud . . . From the band that brought singer/bassist Glenn Hughes, later of Deep Purple, to prominence. Solid hard rock from the terrific Medusa album, released in 1970 on The Moody Blues’ Threshold Records and produced by Moody Blues bassist John Lodge.

4. AC/DC, Skies On Fire . . . Latter-day typically dependable AC/DC, from 2008’s Black Ice album and when I say latter day, geez, that’s already 16 years ago. Anyway. When I say ‘typically dependable” and I’ve said it in different ways before, but AC/DC’s magic is that they’ve done essentially the same thing for many decades now yet there’s enough little twists and turns throughout the repertoire that it never gets old. If you actually listen. To me, at least, or those who like the band but I can appreciate those who think it’s just the same old stuff. To repeat (pun intended) the band’s in on the joke, to quote guitarist Angus Young from some years ago: “I’m sick to death of people saying we’ve made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we’ve made 12 albums that sound exactly the same.” He later, when teased on a UK TV show that the band had made the same album “14 times over”, updated it to: “No, we haven’t – we’ve made it 15 times over.” As of their most recent album, 2020’s Power Up, they’re now at 18 times over. 🙂 And for me, at least, difficult to believe that’s it’s already been four years since their last release of original, new material. At some point, inevitably, due to age it will stop but I look forward to whatever they might be doing next.

5. 10cc, The Second Sitting For The Last Supper . . . From 1974’s The Original Soundtrack album which, as far as I know and have researched, isn’t the soundtrack to anything but the album itself, so presumably an attempt at being clever in terms of title. It’s the album that gave us 10cc’s biggest hit, I’m Not In Love but this largely soft rock or progressive pop band could also rock, as the galloping guitar riffing on this one suggests. The brief opening salvo and then the occasional returns to it during the four-minutes plus track could, and I know it sounds crazy maybe but, almost be Iron Maiden, and those boys, who formed their band in 1975, who knows, might have been listening.

6. Roxy Music, Mother Of Pearl . . . Early, more progressive Roxy although some journalism critics were already suggesting they were going more mainstream but I don’t see it on this track, biting guitar and “treatments’ as per the album liner notes, from Phil Manzanera and Bryan Ferry’s distinctive vocals expressing the lyrics about a love story, of sorts, on this one from 1973’s Stranded album. Like most early Roxy albums, it features a woman in a state of undress on the cover, in this case Playboy model Marilyn Cole, who was a Playmate of the Month in 1972 and became Playmate of the Year for 1973, which is how she got noticed by Ferry. Now in her 70s, according to her Wikipedia entry she now works as a journalist covering, among other things, professional boxing. Not to go on about her, I really know nothing about her but in researching for my track tales, I found her story as interesting perhaps as the album but everyone has a perhaps compelling story of some sort. Here are her thoughts, apparently expressed in a 2007 interview, on appearing on the album cover.

“It was at a tiny studio, somewhere off the Edgware Road in London. I’d never even heard of Roxy Music. I very soon understood that I was in safe hands, among some very talented people. There was a red dress hanging up, and I thought, ‘Ooh, good, I’m going to get to wear a really nice dress’… whereupon, as I’m having my make-up done, Antony (photographer Price) comes in and starts ripping the dress – a hole there, a slash there. I was thinking, ‘Oh no.’ They stuck me on this big log and explained I was supposed to be stranded in a jungle, and then they started spraying me; they sprayed my hair gold, and there was a whole mist coming over me and the dress was getting wet in all the right places.”

Oh, another thing. For the second through fifth Roxy albums – For Your Pleasure, Stranded, Country Life and Siren – each one announced, somewhere on the cover or in the liner notes, that it was “the (second, third, fourth, fifth) Roxy Music album”. Just in case, one supposes, people got distracted by the album covers and couldn’t keep track. All this said, I do really like Roxy Music’s music. It certainly wasn’t a case for me of having near-explicit album covers to draw you in only to find there’s little of value in the package. The contents are great, as is Bryan Ferry’s solo stuff. Quality, experimental, often sensual and seductive, compelling stuff for the most part.

7. Nazareth, Donna – Get Off That Crack . . . Some nice riffing on this one from guitarist Manny Charlton in the founding Nazareth member’s final foray with the band, 1989’s Snakes ‘N’ Ladders. He left for other projects in 1990 and died in 2022 at age 80. It was a maybe weird period for Nazareth, far removed from their early 1970s hit-making heyday and, apart from lots of their music that I like, leaves me with a soft spot for this band of survivors through thick and commercial thins over the years. At this point, late 1980s, Nazareth’s commercial fortunes were in such a poor state that the album was only at first released in Europe and Japan and not even on their home turf of Scotland/the UK. More recent Nazareth – yes they’re still around, having released two albums since the death of original singer Dan McCafferty in 2022, Carl Sentance now on lead vocals with McCafferty’s blessing once he retired from the band in 2013 due to health issues – has returned to more consistent, straight ahead hard rock even when McCafferty was still around. But during the 1980s they seemed on a flavor of the moment kick, trying every which genre, with varying degrees of success while losing their way at times, as detailed in the re-release liner notes to Snakes ‘N’ Ladders. But, not on this one, “a sordid tale of a drug casualty’ as described in those liner notes. A good, rocking tune.

8. The Rolling Stones, All The Rage (Goats Head Soup outtake issued on expanded album re-release in 2020) . . . Chugging rocker from the sessions that produced the Stones’ 1973 studio album, featuring the distinctive riffing/rhythm/lead guitar interplay between Keith Richards and Mick Taylor that was a feature of the Stones’ sound of the time.

9. Thin Lizzy, Suicide . . . A multi-faceted tune from 1975’s Fighting album featuring galloping guitar (and again I’ll mention, as some on YouTube have, that the formative members of Iron Maiden must have been listening), a pounding, compelling beat and, well, what more do you want from a rock and roll song?

10. Aerosmith, Get The Lead Out . . . I played Aerosmith (The Farm, from 1997) last week and that tune harkened back to 1970s Aerosmith which prompted me to start playing Live Bootleg in the car back and forth to the gym so I figured I’d actually go back to the 1970s on the show for this tune from perhaps my favorite Aero album, Rocks, from 1976. Lots of people, due to the Steven Tyler-Joe Perry singer/guitarist duo as doubles for Mick Jagger/Keith Richards often compare Aerosmith to the Stones and it’s an obvious comparison but in many ways, as some have pointed out, Aerosmith’s music actually might owe more of a debt to Led Zeppelin so one wonders if this tune was actually…Get The Led Out? Great track, regardless.

11. Wolfmother, The Simple Life . . . Speaking of Led Zeppelin, I remember when the first Wolfmother album, still their most successful commercially and in terms of airplay, came out in 2005 and I embraced it, my then teenaged older son saying, “Dad, it’s Zep”, suggesting how derivative it was to which I replied something on the order of, “yeah, so?” And pointed out how derivative Oasis, one of his favorite bands and I like them a lot too, is.

Anyway, Wolfmother – essentially leader Andrew Stockdale and whoever’s playing in the band with him at a given time – continues on its happily riff rock way, having released a new studio album as recently as 2021. They’ve become ‘classic rock’ in that sense that while the market embraces new sounds and genres, which is all well, good and as it should be, Wolfmother continues to farm its own furrow and some of us still follow them, as on this typically fine riff rocker from the band’s 2016 album Victorious.

12. Chuck Berry, Too Much Monkey Business (live, Toronto Rock ‘N’ Roll Revival 1969) . . . Well-known Berry tune I was actually surprised to find didn’t chart on the main music charts although it got to No. 4 on the R & B charts after release in 1956. So, it fits as a deep cut which is the essence of my show although I’ve always mentioned the caveat of me playing occasional singles, usually by relatively obscure bands, including those that didn’t necessarily chart. In any event, this version of Too Much Monkey Business comes from the 1969 festival well known for the appearance of John Lennon but the entirety of Berry’s performance was released on CD in 2020 although videos of the various performances by Berry and others like Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard have long been available on YouTube.

13. Jerry Lee Lewis, How’s My Ex Treating You (live) . . . Speaking of Jerry Lee, here he is, but not in Toronto in 1969 but earlier, in 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas on a live album called By Request: More Of The Greatest Live Show On Earth, ‘slowin’ it down’ as he says in his intro to the countryish tune. If you’re interested in Jerry Lee and/or the album, it’s available on a fantastic 4-pack of albums available online from the UK label BGO (Beat Goes On) Records that features: The Golden Hits Of Jerry Lee Lewis/Live At The Star-Club Hamburg/The Greatest Live Show On Earth/By Request: More Of The Greatest Live Show On Earth. I’ve played material from the outstanding and raucous Hamburg show before, will again, it’s amazing and arguably one of the best (if perhaps relatively unknown) live albums out there, by anyone.

14. Jeff Beck, Head For Backstage Pass . . . Funky excursion from 1976’s Wired album.

15. Steppenwolf, Tighten Up Your Wig . . . Boogie blues rock tune from The Second, the appropriately-titled second ‘Wolf album in 1968. It’s indebted to Junior Wells’ Messin’ With The Kid which Steppenwolf acknowledges in the lyrics:

“Just before we go, I’d like to mention Junior Wells
We stole his thing from him, and he from someone else
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, he plays the blues like few before
May he play forevermore.”

16. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Flat Broke Love . . . A personal favorite BTO deep cut, hypnotic, nice bass line by, on this tune, lead singer C.F. (Fred) Turner, the best BTO singer in my view.

17. McKenna Mendelson Mainline, Bad Women Are Killing Me (1968 alternate version to Bad Women, released on 1969’s Stink album) . . . It seems as if anyone into music in Canada knows MMM’s Stink album. Great blues/blues rock. But there was something before, 1968 tapes that didn’t get released (on CD not until 1996 which I somehow found in a used store at some point and glad for it) for a long time after the initial vinyl release. It was released as an album called McKenna Mendelson Blues and this track is among the songs, an alternate, with dirtier, fuzzier guitar than Bad Women from Stink. Both versions are great, but I’ve played the Stink version before so thought I’d go with the “Blues’ album version this time.

18. Stevie Wonder, We Can Work It Out (Beatles cover) . . . From 1970’s Signed, Sealed & Delivered album which yielded the title cut hit but this funky treatment of The Beatles’ tune did well on the charts, too, and rightly so.

19. Dr. John, I Walk On Guilded Splinters . . . Seven plus minutes of intoxicating voodoo from the doctor.

20. Peter Tosh, Till Your Well Runs Dry . . . Someone on YouTube suggested this is the first country/reggae tune and I’d never thought of it that way until I read that comment, but there’s merit in that assessment. It’s from Tosh’s 1976 debut solo album, Legalize It, after he left Bob Marley’s Wailers.

Radio Nowhere Episode 67, 6/16/24

Download: https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/RadioNowhere240616Episode67.mp3, 57m43s, 80.0 MBytes

Oh Pretty Woman Roy Orbison
How Long Dire Straits
So Little Time To Fly Spirit
Turn The Lights On Big Sugar
Heaven and Hell The Who
Roses and Wine Diego Garcia
Ballad of a Well Known Gun Elton John
Outside Woman Blues Cream
Circula Alex Seel
One Thing Leads to Another The Fixx
Prelude Abigail Washburn
Blues Deluxe Joe Bonamassa
Shine a Light The Band

 

CKMS News -2024-06-18- Alliance For a Liveable Ontario urge Conservatives to rethink housing plans

CKMS News -2024-06-18- Alliance For a Liveable Ontario urge Conservatives to rethink housing plans

dan kellar
Waterloo, ON –

The Alliance for a Liveable Ontario has been petitioning Ontario’s progressive conservative MPPs for months to scrap Bill-185 and some proposed changes to the Provincial Planning Statement. On May 22nd they sent a letter to the premier highlighting 10 “key problems” with the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act and the PPS.  

CKMS News spoke with founding member of the ALO, Mark Reusser. He discussed the coalition’s opposition to the government’s actions, and alternatives to address the housing availability and affordability crises, including specific effects for Waterloo Region.

While Bill-185 received Royal Assent on June 6th, Reusser told CKMS News that the ALO, which consists of 65 member organizations and over a thousand individuals, is “not giving up”, and will “continue to push for good planning.”

The provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing did not respond to requests from CKMS News for comment on ALO’s analysis.

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #31

What’s up, y’all? First up, here is what I have added to Libretime since last week:

The End Elementary Punk Track 10 unavailable due to damage on the CD Indeterminable
Rita Chiarelli, the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra Uptown Goes Downtown Blues CanCon
Let’s Go To War Karmageddon Electronica CAnCon
Daylight for Deadeyes Daylight for Deadeyes Jazz CanCon
Sonic Avenues Sonic Avenues Indie Rock CAnCon
David Rubin One Day Rock CanCon
Mr. Pine The Gift of Wolves Pop CanCon
Get Set Ready Set Go Pop Indeterminable
The Uptown Quintet Live in New York Jazz CanCon
Andrew Michael Blues Just Fine! – Single Blues CanCon
Andrew Michael Blues Poison Honey – Single Blues CanCon
Andrew Michael Blues Devil in my Corner – Single Blues CanCon
Melodyalala A Band Called Goodbye – Single Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Caroline Parke Windosill of Flowers – Single Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Carol Medina Rules – Single CanCon
Postcards from Pluto What Do You Wear – Single Rock No
Brasstactics Tribute to the Groove Jazz CanCon
Johnny Griffin Live in Valencia ’92 Jazz No
Kira Martini Open Wide Jazz No
Dylan Walker Golden Days – Single Rock CanCon
Sonova Future Grateful Vol. 1 Dance Guelph CanCon
Brian Campbell A Crystal Rim Singer-Songwriter CanCon
Preztone By the River – Single Pop No
Karma Glider Ocean Honey Violence Indie Rock CanCon
Steven Vitali Mia – Single Instrumental CanCon
Roxanne Can’t Stop This Feeling – Single Pop CanCon
Martyrs Deckchairs – Single Electronic No
Menzies Spaghetti Land – Single Rock No
Anselmo Could Have Always Shouted Punk No
X-Ray Youth All Washed Up Punk Tracks 1 and 9 are explicit No
Johnny Void and the Others 60 Seconds or Less Punk Tracks 1, 7, and 10 are explicit No
School for the Blind Everything Old is New Again Punk No
Water Street Decaf Daydream – Single Rock No
Molly Drag Mammoth Rock CanCon
sparkle*jets uk Box of Letters Rock No
Liquid Spirits Been So Long – Single Pop No
The Fleeting Light of Love and Grief The Fleeting Light of Love and Grief Instrumental CanCon
Blume Echoes at Night Ambient CanCon
Natalia Valencia My Kind of Paradise – Single Folk CanCon
Kreso x DJ Suvy Abnormal (Croatia, We Love You!) – Single Pop No
JG Folsky Flying Country CanCon
Ezra Veda Fading Embers – Single Electronic No
Wyatt C. Louis Chandler Country CanCon
The Sighs Think About Soul – Single Rock No
DAAU We Need New Animals New Age No
Jane Bunnett Embracing Voices Jazz CanCon
Quartetto Gelato Rustic Chivalry Classical CAnCon
White Tail Singers Forever Dancing Traditional CanCon
Charlie Chesterman Hit This & Kick That Indie Rock No
Clannad Lore New Age No
Ali Hugo Do It Right Now – Single Indie Rock CanCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:

Tracklist:

Paige Warner – Damaged Goods
Carol Medina – Rules
Sonova – High Falutin
Roxanne – Can’t Stop This Feeling
Ali Hugo – Do It Right Now
Liquid Spirits – Been So Long
Brasstactics – Tribute to the Groove
Melodyalala – A Band Called Goodbye
Natalia Valencia – My Kind of Paradise
Andrew Michael Blues – Just Fine!
JG Folsky – Suddenly
Burnstick – Moonlit
Brian Campbell – Where Everything Is Music
Wyatt C. Louis – Carefree
Caroline Parke – Windowsill of Flowers
Postcards From Pluto – What Do You Wear
Menzies – Spaghetti Land
The Fleeting Light of Love and Grief – What Was the Question Again?
sparkle*jets uk – Love Burn
Water Street – Decaf Daydream
Dylan Walker – Golden Days
Karma Glider – Sugarcane
Steven Vitali – Mia
Blume – Greener Pastures
Megafauna – Just Blow Into the Cartridge
miXendorp – DM
Ezra Veda – Fading Embers
Feiertag – Colorball
Martyrs – Deckchairs
Yaneeka – Anything For You

See y’all next time!

Episode VI of Readers Delight

Readers Delight with cup of coffee

 

Download: Readers-Delight-2024-06-16.mp3 55 MB, 1h00m02s

Episode VI of Readers Delight – features authors: Suzanne Craig Whytock, Jane Ann McLachlan, and JP Solanki Davie.

Suzanne Craig Whytock read from her book, “Charybdis”. Suzanne’s book is available on Amazon. She is the Editor-in-Chief of DarkWinter Press.
Jane Ann McLachlin read from,  “The Occasional Diamond Thief” You can find Jane’s books on Amazon.
JP Solanki-Davie read from “A Forest Without Trees – Book One”.  This book is available to purchase on Amazon.

So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, June 15, 2024 – on air 8-10 am ET

Another live album replay set list for a Saturday morning, after last week’s Live Bullet (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band) and Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out! (The Rolling Stones). This week I’m featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Live at Knebworth ’76 and the lean, mean, original 6-song version of The Who’s acclaimed Live At Leeds, which has since seen a few expanded re-releases. The Skynyrd show, re-released as a CD-DVD package in 2021, is from the band’s renowned performance opening for the Stones at the English festival that also that year included 10cc, Hot Tuna, Todd Rundgren and short-lived American roots rock group The Don Harrison Band, which counted among its members former Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook and drummer Doug Clifford.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Live at Knebworth ’76

1. Workin’ For MCA
2. I Ain’t The One
3. Saturday Night Special
4. Searching
5. Whiskey Rock-A-Roller
6. Travelin’ Man
7. Gimme Three Steps
8. Call Me The Breeze
9. T For Texas
10. Sweet Home Alabama
11. Free Bird

The Who Live At Leeds

1. Young Man Blues
2. Substitute
3. Summertime Blues
4. Shakin’ All Over
5. My Generation
6. Magic Bus

The Clean Up Hour, Mix 270

What’s up, y’all? Here is tonight’s Clean Up Hour; I talk a bit about the inaccuracies abound of the world today.

Tracklist:

Shrapknel & Controller 7 – Metallo
Danny Brown & Bruiser Wolf – Y.B.P
Justin Warfield – Cool Like the Blues
Ess Vee – Backyard Sippin
Wale – Miami Nights
LNDN DRGS & Del the Funky Homosapien – Back at It
Stalley – One For the $
Slum Village – All Live
Slum Village & Phat Kat – All Live Pt. 2
Curren$y, Harry Fraud, & Rome Streetz – ’86 Testarossa
Seafood Sam – Gators of a Player
Black Star – Sweetheart. Sweethard. Sweetodd.
Warren G – Still In Love
Kaytranada & Thundercat – Wasted Words
Niko B. – i’m just a pretty face
Smino – Garden Lady
Jazz Cartier – Rose Quartz/Like, Crazy
Snoop Dogg, Charlie Wilson, Nate Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, & Warren G – Groupie
Jadakiss & Ty Dolla Sign – NYB (Need Your Best)
Wiz Khalifa – Good Dank
Jahmiu & Summer Winter – Venice, Italy
Larry June, Big Sean, & The Alchemist – Palisades, CA
John Wells & Elijah Who – I Do Not Attend That Many Social Affairs
Kill Bill: the Rapper – TOONAMI
Fashawn & Evidence – Dreams
RiTchie & Quelle Chris – The Thing
Dom Kennedy – Can’t Let Go
Blu – I Used To Love Her Too
Big K.R.I.T – My Last Time
P.M. Dawn – On a Clear Day
Mos Def & Talib Kwei – History
Common & Chantay Savage – Reminding Me (Of Sef)

See y’all next time!

FROM THE VOID #102 June 11th

Welcome to Episode #102 of From the Void

Tonight is all about inspiration! Krafwerk, I mother Earth, AC/DC, Pink Floyd. Silver Chair, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails

My new podcast with Co – Host Peri Urban is on YouTube, it’s called The Listening Eyebrow and its about EVERYTHING!!!

ALSO!!! I released  a new album. Hear the Future.  You Tube,  Bandcamp,  Spotify, Apple Music or where ever you stream your music!

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episode 304 agriculture show june 11 2024 with Shreya Krishnammagaru

Shreya Krishnammagaru is our guest today on The Agriculture Show.  Shreya is busy with her studies at McMaster in Hamilton.   Our playlist:

  1. Ivy  by  Frank Ocean
  2. Dark Red  by  Steve Lacy
  3. Thinking About You  by  Frank Ocean
  4. Sundress  by  Asap Rocky
  5. Good Days  by  Sza

 

 

KLAUSTERFOKKEN PLAYLIST FOR JUNE 10TH 2024, 10PM – MIDNIGHT ET

Artist – Song Title
Mason Tikl – Klausterfokken Opener
Man Man – Iguana
Rhys Fulber – Driven
Leprous – Atonement
No Mana & Feed Me & Bertie Scott – Hopeless
Head in a Box – Burning Brush
Nothing More – Tired of Winning & Ships in the Night
Mason Tikl – You Don’t Want to goto the Other Side (from Demento)
Devin Townsend – Heartbreaker
Striatum – Karuna
Man Man – Cryptoad
Katatonia – Ambitions
Beardfish – Comfort Zone
Toehider – Those Who Can’t Those Who Can
Porcupine Tree – Anesthetize

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, June 10, 2024

My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list.

1. Joe Walsh, I Can Play That Rock & Roll
2. Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell
3. Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Goon Squad
4. Tracy Chapman, The Rape Of The World
5. Atlanta Rhythm Section, Champagne Jam
6. Gov’t Mule, Monkey Man (Rolling Stones cover)
7. The Rolling Stones, Out Of Time
8. Aerosmith, The Farm
9. John Mellencamp, You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’
10. Led Zeppelin, The Battle Of Evermore
11. Neil Young, Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)
12. Paul McCartney, Only Mama Knows
13. Free, Wild Indian Woman
14. The Black Crowes, Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution
15. Bachman & Turner, Can’t Go Back To Memphis
16. Bruce Cockburn, Hoop Dancer
17. Bobbie Gentry, Ace Insurance Man
18. Bob Dylan, Isis
19. Ian Hunter, Old Records Never Die

My track-by-track tales:

1. Joe Walsh, I Can Play That Rock & Roll . . . Listen to the opening riff before the vocals kick in – and the entire song in fact – and you’d think it was a Rolling Stones track. And, according to Walsh, it is, or at least is a tribute to the Stones. The song was the lead cut on Walsh’s typically humorously-titled 1983 album You Bought It – You Name It but Walsh describes the genesis of the track in the liner notes to his Look What I Did! The Joe Walsh Anthology compilation, a 2-CD set released in 1995. Although Waddy Wachtel is not credited as a co-writer on the 1983 album, Walsh does name Wachtel, a pal of Keith Richards who later played in Richard’s solo band The X-Pensive Winos, as helping inspire the song.
“Written with Waddy Wachtel. Waddy showed me 5-string tuning that Keith Richards uses. We were trying to be The Rolling Stones. This is a tribute to them.” It’s a good one.

2. Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell . . . Epic title cut to Sabbath’s 1980 album, the first with former Rainbow singer Ronnie James Dio taking over from Ozzy Osbourne. It’s one of those albums where a band loses its well-known and usually original lead singer yet manages to continue on to, sometimes, even more success, depending upon how one might define success whether it be commercial sales or critically successful artistic accomplishment. The other examples that immediately come to mind for me are AC/DC, which brought in Brian Johnson after the death of Bon Scott and released the monumental Back In Black, and the so-called Van Hagar version of Van Halen, when Sammy Hagar replaced David Lee Roth and the band, albeit with a different sound and lyrical approach, actually went on to bigger commercial success even though the Van Hagar band divided some of the original fan base. In any event, Heaven And Hell, the album and the song, rejuvenated Black Sabbath, which had been in decline for various reasons including substance abuse, over the course of the two previous albums with Ozzy, Never Say Die! and Technical Ecstasy which have their moments but were relative disappointments both commercially and critically.

3. Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Goon Squad . . . One of those songs with a driving beat one gets into for the music and then over time the lyrics start embedding themselves. Essentially a diatribe against attempts at groupthink control, at least that’s how I interpret it, released on 1979’s Armed Forces album.

4. Tracy Chapman, The Rape Of The World . . . An environmental activisim song by Chapman from her 1995 album New Beginning. She’s of course known for her breakthrough 1988 hit Fast Car and, later, Give Me One Reason from the New Beginning album but, now essentially retired from the industry, she’s not released any new material since 2008, alas. She has said she withdrew from performing because she was uncomfortable with being in the public eye which perhaps leaves the door open to her releasing new studio material at some point. Her most recent release was a hits compilation, issued in 2015.

5. Atlanta Rhythm Section, Champagne Jam . . . Title cut from the band’s 1978 album. The hit was Imaginary Lover but the band had come to prominence two years before with the hit single So Into You. So, they earned an opening slot – and they were excellent – on The Rolling Stones 1978 summer tour of the United States, my first Stones’ show, July 4, 1978 at what was then called Rich Stadium, where the NFL’s Bills play. Also on the bill were April Wine, whose set we missed because our tour bus from Toronto got stuck in ridiculous traffic entering the stadium, and pre-Steve Perry on lead vocals Journey.

6. Gov’t Mule, Monkey Man (Rolling Stones cover) . . . The Mule, led by guitarist/singer/songwriter Warren Haynes, who first attained prominence in Dickey Betts’ solo band then joined The Allman Brothers Band at the behest of Betts, is an amazing band in its own right playing its own material. But The Mule is also a fantastic covers band and has released many covers of classic rock tunes, live and studio versions, including material by Steppenwolf, Humble Pie, Deep Purple and many others. The Mule has also released full compilations of covers of bands they admire, like Pink Floyd (Dark Side Of The Mule) and the Stones, Stoned Side Of The Mule, from which I drew this cover originally on the Stones’ Let It Bleed album.

7. The Rolling Stones, Out Of Time . . . And here are the Stones, from the UK version of the Aftermath album, released in 1966 during a time when UK and USA track listings were somewhat different with bands like the Stones, Beatles and Kinks. I first heard this track on the 1967 North America-only compilation Flowers which my older sister owned and which collected singles and deeper cuts from the Stones’ previous UK releases that hadn’t made the US issues of their albums. The Flowers’ version was shortened by almost two minutes from the original 5-minute plus Aftermath release, which I’m playing tonight. The Stones played the song in the opening show of their current American tour, apparently the first time they’d ever played it live in the USA.

8. Aerosmith, The Farm . . . From 1997’s Nine Lives album, a hard rocking dronish tune harkening somewhat back to Aerosmith’s raunch and roll 1970s output.

9. John Mellencamp, You’ve Got To Stand For Somethin’ . . . Or you’ll fall for anything, as the lyrics state. From Mellencamp’s 1985 album Scarecrow.

10. Led Zeppelin, The Battle Of Evermore . . . The late great Sandy Denny, one of my favorites singers, of Fairport Convention fame, helps out Robert Plant on this one from the fourth Zep album; the one with Stairway To Heaven on it.

11. Neil Young, Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets) . . . From Young’s second solo album, 1969’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, backed by Crazy Horse. I leave it to Wikipedia entry for background:

“Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)” is dedicated to The Rockets, the six-piece band that evolved into Young’s collaborators Crazy Horse. Rocket violinist Bobby Notkoff plays on the track. Young expresses his feelings about breaking up The Rockets in the 1997 film Year of the Horse: “I asked those three guys to play with me as Crazy Horse. And I thought the Rockets could go on, too. But the truth is, I probably did steal them away from the other band, which was a good band. But only because what we did, we went somewhere. What they were doing, it didn’t go anywhere at that time, so this thing moved, this thing took off, and the other thing didn’t. But the other thing could have gone on, I guess. That’s the hardest part, is the guilt of the trail of destruction that I’ve left behind me.”

12. Paul McCartney, Only Mama Knows . . . Starts slow, then rocks. One of those great tracks by an amazing artist who most people always go back to for the obviously worthy tried and true like McCartney’s hits with The Beatles and Wings but if you keep following the guy and dig deeper, you get gems like this one from 2007’s Memory Almost Full album. McCartney re-released it on the 2016 compilation Pure McCartney, which came in 2- and 4-CD versions.

13. Free, Wild Indian Woman . . . Been a while since I’ve played Free. This one’s from the 1969 debut, Tons Of Sobs. All of the guys in the band including singer Paul Rodgers who of course later achieved great fame in Bad Company, were still teenagers at the time yet they sound like a veteran blues rock band.

14. The Black Crowes, Goodbye Daughters Of The Revolution . . . First single released from the 2008 album Warpaint by which time the Crowes had evolved from the hitmakers of their 1990 debut Shake Your Moneymaker to a jam type band, still quite quality material but not the type of stuff that sells or makes the charts. So, the single bombed and so, relatively speaking, did the album but the band persevered and, through various breakups is back together and continues to release music, the most recent of which is the fine 2024 album Happiness Bastards.

15. Bachman & Turner, Can’t Go Back To Memphis . . . Funky hard rocker from Randy Bachman and C.F. (Fred) Turner’s 2010 album which essentially, and it’s a good tune, sounds like an update on Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s 1970s glories. They had to be billed as Bachman & Turner due to various complicated lawsuits over band naming rights to do with who owns what re various former members of BTO, similar to the seemingly constant battles Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings have been fighting with former colleagues in The Guess Who.

16. Bruce Cockburn, Hoop Dancer . . . Hypnotic sort of spoken word intoxicating tune from Cockburn’s 1983 album The Trouble With Normal. This is why you listen to full albums. There’s the hits, like the title cut. Then there’s stuff like this amazing track.

17. Bobbie Gentry, Ace Insurance Man . . . She’s best known for her massive 1967 hit Ode To Billie Joe (sometimes writtten as Billy Joe) but her importance to music goes beyond that. She was one of the first female artists to write, produce and manage the direction of her own music and career and for that, subsequent artists owe a debt. And then, as of 1982, she elected to retire, quit, disappear, she lives in gated communities in either Memphis, Tennesse or Los Angeles, nobody’s quite sure. Good for her.

18. Bob Dylan, Isis . . . On one of his live albums, Dylan introduces this track from the 1975 studio album Desire with ‘this is a song about marriage’.

“Isis, oh, Isis, you mystical child
What drives me to you is what drives me insane . . . ”

19. Ian Hunter, Old Records Never Die . . . It’s never been absolutely confirmed but Hunter’s Short Back n’ Sides album came out in 1981 at a time when lots of people were doing tributes to John Lennon, who had been slain in December 1980. And the opening lyric:

“Sometimes you realize that there is an end to life
Yesterday I heard them say
A hero’s blown away.”

Would seem to indicate as much. In any event, beautiful, poignant song the spirit of which – old records never die – also serves my show.

Episode 66 Challenge

In episode  66 there are four tracks I’ve played before. The first person to correctly identify ANY ONE of the four songs AND in which previous episode, number or date, I played it will win the challenge.

Entries must be logged via a detailed comment on the show’s FB page. The winner will be the quickest one to post a correct answer as determined based on the date and time stamp on the FB comment.

The challenge will close a week after the original airing of this show.

The show is played on three stations as well as the podcast so you must include where / how you heard it so I can determine the speed that you posted it. Remember its not the first correct post but the quickest post. You dig?

So what’s in it for you? Well, the winner will get to play DJ for the day by picking the Playlist for a future show. How cool is that? DJ for a day!

OK? Got that? Identify the repeated track, when it was previously aired and log your entry on the FB page within a week.

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