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The Horizon Broadening Hour #25

(silhoutte illustration of five people dancing)
Keep dancing!
Happy Sunday, Waterloo Region! Your regular Horizon Broadening Hour host, Mophead, is busy with the day job, so I’ll be filling in the seat for the month of April. Today features some of the tracks which I’ve added to our LibreTime library over the last two months. Not everything is new, but it’s new to me.



Music List

Time Title Artist Album Genre
0h00m Too Many Notes Cameronoise Cameronoise | Id's My Party (a collage of B&W photos on a red background)
Id’s My Party
Rock / CanCon / Instrumental
0h03m type two

Rose Brokenshire

(a woman kissing a flower)
Jazz Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h07m Habit to Help Folk Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h10m goodwill song Amanda Braam (single) Pop / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
Indie / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
0h15m My Heart Feels The Same Way Too (Acoustic) Amanda Keeles Can't Stop Me Now! | Amanda Keeles | Debut Album (a woman in a red dress with arms outstretched standing between two houses)
Can’t Stop Me Now!
Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h18m Playin’ It Cool Country / CanCon / FemCon
0h22m Rewind Julia Rose   Pop / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
0h26m Don’t Say a Thing Cinzia & The Eclipse ( a woman in a yellow dress holding a chess piece, sitting at a table covered by various things)
Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h28m Burning Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h32m Fly Lisa Froment Fly (paining of three people in pointilist style)
Rock / CanCon / FemCon
0h36m Dans Tes Yeux Kelly Bado Hey Terre | Kelly Bado (a woman with her hair up, wrapped in pink and blue scarves)
Hey Terre
Pop / CanCon / FemCon / French
0h39m Hypnotizing Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h43m Case Départ Missy D Case Départ | Missy D (B&W photo of a laughing woman reaching toward the camera)Case Départ Rap, Hip-Hop / CanCon / FemCon / French
0h46m Last Man Standing (feat. FLX) Sam Nabi Help Yourself (a pink and yellow cake with whipped cream on a plate)
Help Yourself
Hip-hop & Rap / CanCon / KWCon
0h49m What Came Out Of The Kaleidescope (feat. Shark & Champa) Hip-hop & Rap / CanCon / KWCon
0h55m Honey Elias Cooper (a red marigold and a black dot on a yellow background)
Pop / CanCon
0h59m Kiss The Mirror ShantiMaya ShantiMaya | Kiss The Mirror (a person in a windswept goen standing at a window overlooking the horizon at night)
Kirtan Spiritual / CanCon / KWCon
1h04m Great Strides Tim McInnes Great Strides | Tim McInnes (legs striding on a wavy piano keyboard)
Acoustic Piano / Instrumental / CanCon
1h07m I’m Coming Back To You Chris Collins (closeup of a smiling man with a beard wearing a Santa hat and headphones)
Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h09m Harder Avalon Stone (a woman with her hands against a wall wall of plastic wrap, blue lighting)
Blues Rock / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
1h13m Hurry Up and Die RiffAction RiffAction (red and blue lighting bolt across a distorted face)
The Colours They Hold
Hard Rock / Metal / CanCon
1h19m The Killer Hard Rock / Metal / CanCon
1h24m Lost In The Wild Hot Mud Hot Mud | Rehab Rock (simple line drawing of a smile showing a tooth gap, with the letters  of "Hot Mud" on each tooth)Rehab Rock Indie Rock / CanCon
1h29m Life at Sea Space Kitchen Space Kitchen | What's Cookin'? (a kitchen diorama floating in space; purple letters)
What’s Cookin’?
Progressive Rock, Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h33m Lovin’ 9 to 5 Progressive Rock, Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h37m so into you (paun remix) paun Paun | Double Standard (half-toned white&blue image of peacock feathers;  blue letters on a pale blue background
ElectroPop / KWCon
1h42m double standard House / KWCon / Instrumental
1h46m Ambient Summer Vol. 3 w/ Tina Marie & Paun Various, aired by Callshop Radio ambient summer vol 3 w/ tina marie & paun | callshopradio.com | CR 21 09 (art deco illustration of a woman with long flowing hair wearing a pink evening gown)(single) Ambient / KWCon / Instrumental

The Horizon Broadening Hour is hosted by Mophead and Bob Jonkman, produced by Richard Giles (Music Committee Coordinator), and sponsored by Radio Waterloo. HBH airs on CKMS-FM every Sunday from 10:00pm to Midnight.

CKMS Community Connections for 19 December 2022: The Christmas Edition with Brian Chris and Chris Collins

Show Notes

Brian Chris and producer Chris Collins are in the studio, and perform a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Christmas concert!

The interview starts at 3m44s.

Brian Chris at the microphone and wearing a Santa hat
Brian Chris

Brian Chris Online:

You can get The Broken String by Brian Chris, illustrated by Brittany Barr, and other books from Words Worth Books in Waterloo, or order it online.

Chris Collins at the microphone wearing a Santa hat over his baseball cap
Chris Collins

Chris Collins Online:


Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-12-19-episode106.mp3 (54.5 MB, 56m43s, episode 106)


Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio will soon be available!

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m47s It’s Christmas Time CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Brian Chris with Chris Collins
3m44s Talking with Brian Chris about the Christmas album, the book that goes with it, and the origins of the song. Introducing Chris Collins, Brian’s producer. Talking about Brian’s trip to Nashville, and the song he performed there, Now Or Never.
11m16s Now Or Never (Brian Chris sitting on a rock in a field, playing guitar)
Chris Collins
13m14s Chris Collins performs the vocals on Now Or Never. Talking about Chris’s studio, Sonic Alley Studios. Discussing Brian’s process for writing songs, and producing them.
19m16s Santa’s On His Way CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Brian Chris with Chris Collins
20m55s Talking about live performances, needing an agent, connections in the music industry. Chris Collins has written music too, but hasn’t recorded any. Working with other artists, like rapper Li’l White Lie. Shoutout to Street Hop for local Hip Hop music. Talking about some of Brian’s older music. Introducing Something About Christmas.
27m34s Something About Christmas CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Brian Chris with Chris Collins
29m30s Talking about Brian and Chris’s musical background. Brian’s musical instrument collection and album and CD collection. Learning music from the Internet. “Practice makes permanent. Perfect practice makes perfect.” Chris has been collecting instruments in his studio, and keeps stuff like lava lamps around for inspiration. Brian gets inspiration from everywhere.
37m00s Talking about Brian’s books. They’re inspirational books for kids. Brian reads an excerpt from Play Your Way, illustrated by Brian’s wife, Brittany Barr. The Broken String is the first book Brian wrote. Brian gives a synopsis of the story, and his aspirations as an author.
43m30s The Broken String The Broken String | Brian Chris | Illustrated by Brittany Barr (book cover with illustration of a guitar with legs at a microphone, with a broken string coming out of the guitar neck at the top of the guitar)
Brian Chris, illustrated by Brittany Barr
47m39s Talking about how Brian’s kids like the books, and the music. Introducing It’s Christmas Time by The Grinch.
49m32s It’s Christmas Time – Grinch Version It's Christmas Time | Written by Brian Chris | Illustrated by Brittany Barr (illustration of a blue snow globe full of children tumbled about on a red background)
Brian Chris
52m41s Chris’s son heard the lyrics “It’s the worst time of the year” and didn’t realize that it was a joke. But Brian says Christmas is tough, and hopes this song resonates with that feeling. Introducing Special Stuff, and Bob gives the end credits.
54m33s Special Stuff CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Brian Chris with Chris Collins

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Bonus Video

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