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CKMS Community Connections for 21 August 2023 with CxViolet

Show Notes

CxViolet (a man with blond hair wearing a striped shirt and headphones over a white baseball cap sits at a microphone covered in a blue sock in the CKMS-FM studio)
CxViolet

CxViolet comes into the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talks to Bob Jonkman about his start in music, vocal training, composition, trying new things, and his upcoming EP Hackerboy and an album with The New People.

The interview starts at 4m10s.

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-08-21-episode136-CxViolet.mp3 (52.8 MB, 54m58s, episode 136)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m51s Glimpse of Us (a man with his back to the camera plays piano, the background is very orange)
(YouTube)
CxViolet
4m10s We are having a technical difficulty! Talking about Glimpse of Us by Joji. The musician or artist isn’t always in control of creating music or art. Inspiration from Mr. Alonzo in high school, then to university for a Bachelor in Classical Music, the Romantic Era. CxViolet doesn’t play much of that any more, but it influences composition now. Introducing the Introduction Piece.

11m38s Introduction Piece and Hackerboy 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
CxViolet
16m19s Talking about CxViolet’s vocal range and voice training — everyone can find the voice they have to shape the art they create. Talking about the origins of Hackerboy, and the origins of CxViolet.
22m25s Bob makes a pitch to local musicians to submit their music to office@radiowaterloo.ca with KWCon in the subject line for people from Waterloo Region, and CanCon for Canadians further away.
22m49s CxViolet has played locally, but right now is taking time to hone his composition. CxViolet likes taking spaces that normally don’t play music and turning them into musical venues. Looking for venues and opportunities! Contact @_cxviolet on Instagram! Talking about other social media presences. The first self-hosted show was at AOK, a video game bar. Performing with The New People, working on starting a label / publishing house / band. Introducing “the roadies” Stevie and Naomi, and the next song, still untitled.
27m40s Untitled 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
CxViolet
31m38s Is this song autobiographical? All songs carry some biographical fingerprints. Talking about guitar technique. CxViolet is self-taught, claims he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Recently took up rock climbing, the forearm muscles are killing. Lyrics first, or music first? For this song, it came all at once. CxViolet pushes beyond the familiar, trying new things outside the norm. CxViolet writes for CxViolet, and the fans follow along. CxViolet doesn’t perform covers; for anything he likes well enough to cover he wants to do it justice. Talking about performance rights, SOCAN; any agents or managers should contact @_cxviolet. Music is a full-time gig, but CxViolet is sitting in the broke-artist trope. CxViolet got some grants from arts councils to offset recording expenses. CxViolet plays, records, produces everthing with the help of friend and artist-partner Stevie (more than a roadie!).
40m34s Bob asks for another song, CxViolet sets up to improvise something. Asks Bob for a key (G), sad or happy (happy), something for end-of-summer.
41m18s Improvisation 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
CxViolet
43m00s CxViolet claims not to have practiced this before the show, he just knows some chord progressions. Talking about piano lessons.
44m26s What’s coming up in the future? The Hackerboy EP in late September, followed by The New People album in October. CxViolet is working on 40 songs, ready to come out. He’ll be putting out music until he has no more music to put out, but feels there’s an infinite reservoir inside him. CxViolet has a three-year plan, maybe ending with a world tour. Playing outside Waterloo Region, playing at festivals, and playing in the classical sphere. CxViolet wouldn’t go back to playing classical, but might put those skills towards film scoring or video game scoring. Doesn’t do the restaurant / bar piano gigs, except for the pay. Prefers performing in non-musical venues. Maybe turn his attic studio into a venue, to host maybe ten people. Maybe doing secret concerts like Sofar Sounds. Working with The New People to help others find their voice, and playing with other artists.
50m55s Appearing in the Jillian video with I, The Mountain. CxViolet received the sweetest worded e-mail ever, and couldn’t say no after that. The idea was to get people together who are a little bit unique and have a unique sense of self. CxViolet was very impressed with how the production came together.
52m29s Dealing with an unreceptive audience: CxViolet hasn’t really experienced that, has some tricks up his sleeve, such as asking “Name a key” and making an improvisation. But the fan base is well curated, so that hardly ever happens. The fan base exists as far away Europe and South America.

And Bob gives the end credits.

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

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 21 August 2023

Photo Gallery

CxViolet, a man wearing a striped shirt and headphones over a white baseball cap sitting at a microphone and plays guitar. There is also a very large synthesizer on the desk in front of him)
CxViolet plays guitar in a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!

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CKMS Community Connections for 24 July 2023 with VEFO

Show Notes

VEFO (a person with crossed arms sitting at a microphone wearing a gray sweater and grey gloves, and a gas mask over a Guy Fawkes mask; the gas mask has the eyes outlined in bright green paint, and there is a green heart painted on the forehead)
VEFO

Bob Jonkman talks with VEFO, musician and animal rights activist about his social justice philosophy, the alter-ego that VEFO represents, animal liberation, the Plant Based Treaty, producing music, VEFO’s influences and other activities, mainstream music, and the VEFOFEST Popup + Jaqui NDS Tribute this Saturday 29 June 2023 from 4 pm to 8pm at the Arts Quad at the University of Waterloo.

The interview starts at 1m43s.

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Upcoming Events

Saturday July 29th (2023) 4pm at University of Waterloo Arts Quad (Dana Porter Library) | VEFOFEST Popup + Jaqui NDS Tribute | Join us for an evening of powerful music, speakers, poetry, art, estatic dance, food, & inspiring performances. | @UWAnimalRights @VEFOmusic (black letters on a gradient purple-to-green background, with a clip art image of a leaping dancer, a staff of musical notes, and a ribbon microphone)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-24-episode134-VEFO.mp3 (51 MB, 55m32s, episode 134)

Index


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
0m29s Control the Voices Genre-Bending P2 | GuruuuV (purple letters on a swirly purple background)
Genre-Bending, Pt. 2 (Beat Challenge)
VEFO
1m43s VEFO does perform on Control the Voices, but his vocals are sampled and chopped up. VEFO likes both lyrical and instrumental tracks for balance.
2m57s VEFO wears a mask to create a character, an alter-ego, a new artist profile. VEFO’s music started to promote animal rights activism. In animal agriculture animals are viewed as though they don’t have a personality or a face, and so VEFO was created as an anonymous identity to show that you can turn yourself into whoever you want to, and VEFO is there to support. The mask reduces the ego, and shows how we are all a community of people trying to do better and trying to change the world for a kinder and sustainable future. VEFO has been doing music for six years, the activism for about four years, and hard-core animal rights for the last two years. VEFO draws inspiration from Regan Russell who was killed during an animal vigil in Burlington. Got Your Back was created as a tribute track to Regan. VEFO plays at both musical venues and animal rights rallies. Bob met VEFO at KW Vegfest.
8m01s VEFO tells us about VEFOFEST, this Saturday 29 July 2023 at the University of Waterloo through the UW Animal Rights Society.
10m24s 4 All the Animals (Save The World)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
4 all the Animals | (Save The World) | VEFO | Prod. GuruuuV (green and purple lettering on a background of a green sky with orange clouds, there's a picture of a pig's snout in the middle)
(single)
VEFO
13m37s Talking about the lyrics in 4 All the Animals. Finding VEFO’s motivation in animal activism. Discussing animal liberation, and the trauma that animals experience in industrial agriculture. Are politicians paying attention? Yes, some politicians have endorsed the Plant Based Treaty, and VEFO is trying to get the University of Waterloo to adopt it. This is a world-wide campaign; the UK has had some success, but not so much in Canada. The treaty applies to institutions as well, such as hospitals, jails, schools. But Bob hasn’t seen much uptake in his mom’s long term care home.
23m39s SHINE
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
SHINE | VEFO (white and green lettering on a background of stars overlying a beach scene with a cliff to the left)
(single)
VEFO
26m12s Talking about VEFO’s production work. He’s been concentrating on sampling vocals. It’s a way to process his emotions, feeling on top of the world when working on one track, then next day your heart is just torn; music is always there for you. VEFO is a big fan of Moby, re-recording his tracks when the emotion strikes. We discuss dancing. VEFO plays guitar as well, will be playing electric guitar at VEFOFEST. VEFO is also a big fan of Prince. He performs solo, but is always open to collaboration. He’s been practicing with the Liberation Choir at the Wishbone Animal Rights Lab in Toronto, as well as practicing drumming. VEFO will be playing snare drum at the Toronto Animal Rights March 2023 on Saturday 26 August. Will there be a march in Waterloo? VEFO doesn’t think there are enough animal rights activists here to hold a march.
34m40s VEFO’s music isn’t mainstream; he doesn’t feel that he can make pop music. Is mainstream media ignoring this music because of commercial interests? Not even Moby releases animal rights music, there’s no commercial value. Maybe mainstream fans don’t want to hear social justice music. VEFO started @VeganLove4All on Instagram and Vegan Love 4 All on YouTube to promote animal rights.
38m50s Talking about V4EVA and the Beat Challenge, creating a new beat and a new genre every day.
39m45s V4EVA Genre-Bending P2 | GuruuuV (purple letters on a swirly purple background)
Genre-Bending, Pt. 2 (Beat Challenge)
VEFO
42m02s MotionRave Demo
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
motionrave | VEFO DEMO | GuruuuV (dark gray, white and purple letters on a purple-to-dark-blue gradient background)
(single)
43m21s Talking about MotionRave Demo. Music or lyrics first? Either way… Recap of VEFOFEST, doing it every month, next at University of Toronto. VEFO tells us how to release music on streaming services. Talking about the Burlington Vegfest (note: not at Spencer Smith Park, but at the Burloak Waterfront Park Map)
49m21s Talking about GuruuuV, an alter-ego that started VEFO’s music story. It combines “groove” and “guru”; the purple comes from Prince. There’s no politics or message with GuruuuV, just music.
51m40s Got Your Back
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
GOT YOUR BACK | VEFO (black and yellow lettering on an indistinct background that looks like an anaglyph 3D image)
(single)
VEFO
55m13s Bob gives the end credits.

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

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 24 July 2023

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CKMS Community Connections for 3 July 2023: Nick Bordman with Caleb Khuu

Show Notes

Nick Bordman (a man wearing headphones over a cowboy-style hat, red shirt and denim vest sitting at two microphones in front of acoustic tiling)
Nick Bordman
Caleb Khuu (a man with glasses and dark hair wearing headphones and playing the guitar. His left hand is bending the strings on the fretboard)
Caleb Khuu

Nick Bordman, accompanied by Caleb Khuu, gives a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talks to Bob Jonkman about touring, recording, performing, and songwriting.

Caleb Khuu appeared on CKMS Community Connections on 14 April 2023.

The interview starts at 3m48s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-03-episode132-Nick-Bordman-with-Caleb-Khuu.mp3 (54.7 MB, 56m54s, episode 132)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m48s Tread Lightly 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
Nick Bordman
3m48s Talking about the genre of Country Music, and country music venues in Waterloo Region. Re-recording Tread Lightly , the first song Nick ever wrote with Matt Koebel; how it’s changed since the first recording. Talking about Nick’s recently completed tour, including the Horseshoe Tavern. Touring with The Boogie Boy Band, but there are session players on Nick’s studio recordings. Talking about the modern way of recording, session musicians record their tracks in their own studios, send them in, and the producer assembles them in the DAW, the Digital Audio Workstation. Nick tells us his songwriting technique: Inspiration from the outdoors.
13m04s Home 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
Nick Bordman
16m17s Talking about the origins of Home and the origins of Nick Bordman, and how he might develop in the future. Music is a full-time career for Nick, he feels lucky to have stumbled into the opportunities he’s had. He’s an old soul, getting compared to the country singers someone’s grandma might have listened to. Nick tells us how he met Caleb, just walking past Caleb’s band in the street. Caleb says playing everything from country to jazz is not such a big stretch. Talking about playlists on streaming services, and how to market to streamers and viewers.
27m32s Take Out Some Insurance 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
Nick Bordman
30m29s Take Out Some Insurance is a Jimmy Reed cover, Nick has only performed it live. Nick performs other songs with a bit of a yodel to them, Hank Williams’s Your Cheatin’ Heart. Nick has worked some vocal teachers, including Amanda Kind. Also talking about the Seneca College program, Independent Songwriting and Performance.
37m03s Words first, or music first? Nick writes the words first, he has an idea for a story, some phrasing, then calls up collaborators to put the music to words. Sometimes that changes the words. Nick composes on guitar (so does Caleb), he doesn’t get along with piano. Talking about the process of songwriting from lyrics and music to production and recording. Nick has at least five songs he’s working on now. The EP of that should be coming out soon.
40m46s Beam Blues 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
Nick Bordman
44m52s Listening to the lyrics in Beam Blues. Listing some upcoming shows, and Nick’s contact information and social media accounts. Talking about an audience not paying attention to the music at some gigs. Getting subs for the band, and sessions musicians for recording. Caleb tells us about doing session work. Talking about ever-changing technology in recording.
54m11s Movin’ On Over 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
Nick Bordman
56m15s Bob gives the end credits, and Caleb Khuu plays us out.

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

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 3 July 2023

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CKMS Community Connections for 12 June 2023 with the FOG Blues & Brass Band

Show Notes

Members of FOG Blues & Brass Band in the CKMS-FM studio with Bob Jonkman
FOG Blues & Brass Band

Bob Jonkman talks with Dan Jancar, Hills Walter, and Tim Palser of the FOG Blues & Brass Band about the origin of the band, recording the album, writing Twelve Bar Prescription, their trip to Memphis, and, of course, about the blues. And they perform two songs, Live, On-Air, In-Studio!

The interview starts at 3m52s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-06-12-episode130-The-FOG-Blues-and-Brass-Band.mp3 (52 MB, 56m54s, episode 130)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m46s Too Deep 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
FOG Blues & Brass Band
3m52s Introducing the band. In the studio is Dan Jancar, Hills Walter, and Tim Palser; other band members are Bobby Becker, Joe Dublanski, Domenic Di Nino, and Al Hosack. In studio we have Tim playing guitar and Hills on harmonica, and everyone on vocals, other instruments in the band are saxophones, bass, keyboards, and drums. Sometimes Dan plays baritone sax. But there are no horns, so there is no brass in the FOG Blues & Brass Band. Even though the sax is made of brass it’s considered a woodwind. But the band was named “Blues & Brass” through marketing genius. Orginally the band was a five-piece, and named for “Five Old Guys”, hence the capitalization.
7m40s How does a seven-piece band get gigs? Not all venues can afford all the musicians, but they stand their ground. They all have day jobs, even though managing the band is a full-time job. Band members have different hours, so they can take shifts in doing the admin work. Talking about other people, producer Robi Banerji, and recording in Dan’s basement, the Jancar Studios. How the album Twelve Bar Prescription came to be. The title song was written by Grant Heywood, then reworked by the members of the band. Working through the Covid pandemic, working with software, building the studio, doing all the Covid mitigation.
15m44s Twelve Bar Prescription FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
Twelve Bar Prescription
FOG Blues & Brass Band
19m07s Analyzing the song Twelve Bar Prescription, how it changed from the way Grant Heywood wrote it. Grant and Hills have both been in Musician’s FAQ. Coral Andrews first broke the first record on CKMS.
21m47s Talking about their trip to Memphis representing the Grand River Blues Society for the International Blues Challenge. Starting with 12,000 bands, the organizers knocked it down to 300 bands, including FOG. It was a contest, with stringent time constraints. And FOG made it through to the semi-finals! They went not expecting to win, but to make contacts. They made quite a few, but then Covid shut it down. Then they had some smaller gigs like the Kitchener Blues Festival in 2020 at Bobby O’Briens, but there were lots of constraints for Covid.
29m13s Beaterland 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
FOG Blues & Brass Band
33m33s This is a first, FOG Blues & Brass Band haven’t done their music acoustically before. Why blues? Each band member has their own story. Dan has a metal background, Hills is wearing a Bob Dylan T-shirt. Blues only has five chords, but they stretch every facet of five chords, and throw in some jazz elements. They’re playing “Canadian Blues”. Kitchener has a rich history, not just Mel Brown, but others like Sonny Boy Williams. Each performer has the opportunity to play with others. Hills did a dance album during Covid, and he does jazz, classical, funk, blues, rock, even country. Everybody in the band is pretty diverse in their musical interests. Talking about the other members’ contributions.
42m25s Adapting their music to different circumstances, like doing Beaterland acoustically, which was the biggest production number on the album. Talking about working with other musicians. Talking about live music in Kitchener, new venues opening, including The Boathouse. Guelph has a buzzing underground scene, very eclectic.
46m14s Hey Lucy FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
Twelve Bar Prescription
FOG Blues & Brass Band
49m27s Hey Lucy ends with Jacob The Cat purring, he gets a credit on the album liner notes. Discussing how many chords there are in Hey Lucy. Talking about upcoming gigs and events. Covering the various social media accounts. Talking about the Grand River Blues Society, how FOG got the gigs in Memphis. Talking about the work they do with the Youth Blues Camp.
55m12s Introducing Why Get Up as the regular closing song.
55m30s Why Get Up
Bob gives the end credits.
FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
Twelve Bar Prescription
FOG Blues & Brass Band

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

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 12 June 2023

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CKMS Community Connections for 5 June 2023 with Natalia Valencia

Show Notes

Natalia Valencia (a woman with long dark hair and a big smile, wearing headphones sitting at a microphone and playing guitar)
Natalia Valencia

Natalia Valencia joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!

The interview starts at 3m27s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-06-05-episode129-Natalia-Valencia.mp3 (50 MB, 54m53s, episode 129)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m43s Saturday Night 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
Natalia Valencia
3m27s Introducing Natalia Valencia and Saturday Night. Talking about Natalia’s start as a musician, and the process of writing Saturday Night. How Natalia met her producer, Trevor. Natalia tells us about her upcoming EP and the concept behind it. Natalia introduces the next song.
12m30s Finding My Wings 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
Natalia Valencia
15m40s Talking about pre-show nerves; Natalia’s live performances, going to University of Waterloo, getting a Master’s degree in Social Work in Social Policy. Finding the time to write music, playing at open-mic venues, commercial venues. Playing for Sofar Sounds, secret performances in people’s homes. Talking about the production of the recordings, and the new songs coming up. Does a producer who contributes to background music get a writing credit? No, only the person writing the lyrics and music is the songwriter, background music writers get a producer credit. Natalia introduces My Kind of Paradise.
26m07s My Kind of Paradise 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
Natalia Valencia
29m13s Discussing the feel of My Kind of Paradise. Natalia tells us how she writes music. Lyrics first, or music? For Natalia, it’s lyrics first. Natalia also plays ukelele, and is learning piano. Natalia has not yet written Christmas music or other festive music, but she does covers of other people’s music. Talking about Natalia’s inspirations, and the genre of her music. She’s just been introduced to heavy metal, and is learning to appreciate it. Introducing Living With Your Memory
42m40s Living With Your Memory 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
Natalia Valencia
46m34s Bob listened to the lyrics, found it very sad, but could be a favourite. Playing different venues, concert gigs or background music. Talking about nerves again. Natalia goes back to the studio in a few weeks, every night for a whole week. Natalia’s a perfectionist, will do 40 or 50 takes for song. Any live gigs? Natalia has just got her busker’s license, will be playing on the streets and in the subways of Toronto.
53m25s Bob gives the closing credits, and Natalia plays us out to the end of the show.
54m05s Intertwine (partial) 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
Natalia Valencia

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

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 5 June 2023

Extra Bonus Video!

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataliavalenciamusic/video/7239749086616833285

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2023 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 24 April 2023 with Liz Drew and Tristan Gervais

A smiling woman wearing a blue sweater and headphones holds a guitar while sitting in front of a microphone.
Liz Drew
A smiling man wearing a blue shirt over a black T-Shirt and headphones sits at a microphone in front of  acoustic foam.
Tristan Gervais

Show Notes

Liz Drew and Tristan Gervais give a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talk to Bob Jonkman about music, road trips, and mechatronics.

The interview starts at 4m06s.

Online:

All on Instagram!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-04-24-episode122-Liz-Drew-and-Tristan-Gervais.mp3 (50 MB, 54m28s, episode 122)

Index

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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
0m45s Beautiful Waterloo Day 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
Midnight Maple
4m06s Talking about Beautiful Waterloo Day, about university life. Taking a road trip to California, in pursuit of engineering jobs. Tristan has some recorded music, not yet available to the public. Experimental stuff, synthesizers and software. Liz hasn’t recorded anything yet, she’s only been playing guitar for about a year. Tristan has been designing and building modular synthesizers, and even sold some! Liz paints, plays music, and writes. Just music, not poetry or books. Liz puts down the music first, chords first, then melody, then words. Liz has only been writing music for a year, too. Talking about the chords in Beautiful Waterloo Day. It took about six hours for the first draft, maybe fifteen hours total. But Liz is not a perfectionist. Liz introduces the next song, with lyrics by David Andreasen, Tristan did the guitar work, Liz wrote the melody.
16m05s May Flowers 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
Midnight Maple
19m58s This is a recent song, written in the last month. Talking about influences in song writing: life, love, and personal experience. Liz’s mom, singer Jacquie Drew, had a motorcycle accident this summer, so Liz designed an obstacle detection system for motorcycles, and went to Death Valley to test it. The beauty of Death Valley inspired the next song.
24m11s Death Valley 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
Midnight Maple
27m17s Liz tells us more about mechatronics, part of robotics, including mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. Liz uses the artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT a lot. It’s OK for engineering where answers are clear, maybe not so much for politics or social studies. Professors are (mostly) not going to be replaced, ChatGPT doesn’t have the human touch. ChatGPT is not so good at writing music. And there’s the ethics: Is ChatGPT stealing content? And what about autonomous vehicles?
36m52s Waves 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
Midnight Maple
40m36s Liz has written four songs in the first year of playing guitar; where does she get her talent? Her mom, Jacquie Drew, has offered support and ideas for songs. Tristan gets his musical influence from his dad. Liz has played at several Open Mic nights in Toronto and Waterloo. Liz and Tristan have just created Midnight Maple, the name under which they perform. They’ve got a recording setup, and will be sending some new songs to Radio Waterloo! Now that exams are over they’ll be concentrating on music. Then they’re road-tripping to California, destination Silicon Valley. Tristan will be designing hardware for robotic vacuum cleaners guided by sensors and AI, so it doesn’t bump into walls. Liz is taking it easy at first, but will also be working in engineering. They’ll be coming back in June for convocation, we’ll catch up with them then.
53m29s Bob gives the end credits while Liz and Tristan play us out.

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

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CKMS Community Connections for 14 April 2023 with Caleb Khuu and Rosie Samra

Show Notes

(Caleb Khuu in the CKMS-FM studio wearing headphones and holding a guitar)
Caleb Khuu
Rosie Samra
Rosie Samra

Caleb Khuu is in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance on guitar, accompanied by Rosie Samra doing the vocals! This was to have been some advance publicity for his show at The Jazz Room on Friday 21 April 2023, but it’s already sold out!

Rosie Samra appeared on CKMS Community Connections on 24 February 2023.

The interview starts at 4m36s.

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Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-04-14-episode120-Caleb-Khuu-and-Rosie-Samra.mp3 (54 MB, 58m40s, episode 120)

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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
0m45s Walk On By 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
Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
4m36s Introducing “The Dynamic Range Duo”. Talking about Caleb’s guitar, a small parlour model. Caleb has some 20 guitars! More than any person needs, but less than any person wants. Some were gifts! Caleb’s regular guitar needs some repair, which Caleb can do himself, although he’s better with electric guitars. The electric / acoustic debate: You have to have an ear for it to hear the difference, but Caleb can tell. Caleb is primarily an electric guitar player.
8m45s Caleb has his first “solo” gig, headlining under his own name. Usually he’s a sideman for other performers. This time he’s playing as The Caleb Khuu Quartet: Caleb Khuu on guitar, Rosie Samra doing the vocals,
Matt Bruzzese on drums, and Mitch Camacho on electric and upright bass. Caleb put together this lineup just for this event. The event is already sold out! The Jazz Room is the venue, The Jazz Society does the bookings, mostly just for The Jazz Room, but they may do some other things too. Call them up, and ask for more Caleb Khuu Quartet!
11m16s Caleb started playing jazz in high school, looked for other opportunities and auditioned for The Jazz-FM Youth Big Band. Caleb felt a little outclassed, but there weren’t many other guitar players so he got the spot. The playing was “Freddie Green style”, a simple accompaniment for a jazz band. Caleb really enjoyed it, because he didn’t have the chops back then, and this allowed him to the chance to learn. But there were plenty of opportunities for guitar solos. People love guitar solos in all genres, although Caleb was never a heavy metal guy or a shredder. Maybe some day.
15m38s Music is the only job Caleb has had. He’s played, and he teaches. All ages, all abilities. He’s played played bass, including upright bass.
16m41s Royals 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
Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
20m44s How does Caleb choose his music? He picked songs that spoke to him as a musician, a person, a guitar player. Guitar has its own culture, especially in the jazz realm. Guitar fits into any genre, whereas violin, for example, can be shoehorned in but doesn’t necessarily fit. Caleb likes the gypsy jazz style as played by Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt, and hopes that style comes back. Caleb has spent years chasing technical ability, and the best compliment he gets is that his playing sounds seamless between what he hears inside, and what he plays. When Caleb plays a lot of gigs as a sideman he needs charts to keep track of all the music, but generally improvises without writing it down.
25m45s Is guitar playing still work? The playing isn’t a chore, but making worksheets for students might be a bit more boring. That’s the business of doing business, not the business of making music. Caleb didn’t didn’t have a single moment when he realized he was playing all the right musicality. Happily, he got a video of that solo.
28m03s Caleb is not much of a music writer, he says he’s awful at writing. He might come up with something when he’s practicing for other musicians, but it never gets written down. As a result, there is no Caleb Khuu pre-recorded music out there. He’s on the fence for releasing his own music, maybe when he’s got more life experience. He’ll see us again in five years!

30m17s It Never Entered My Mind 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
Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
33m17s Does Caleb sing? It’s a work in progress. But that’s why he’s hired Rosie. How does he find his musicians? Caleb has a vision of the music, and connects to the people who fit into that vision. Caleb will find sidemen for other musicians, but it’s not really an independent job but just additional responsibility. He’s not a “manager” or “publicist”, in fact he’s scarce on social media. He’s avoided Fear Of Missing Out, he’s made a living out of getting called. Once he decides to publish himself he’ll hire managers and producers and agents. Other musicians may produce all their own materials, but Caleb will hire the best people he can to help him with their expertise.
37m44s Music is immensely collaborative; when he plays even a single note or rest Caleb is aware of all the history and influence behind it. But this doesn’t overwhelm Caleb, the music just comes innately. He can take advantage of that, or not. Caleb has had influence from friends of all ages, he comes from a long tradition of working musicians. There’s a long tradition of musicians hiring sidemen, and Caleb fell into it at a young age. He’s open to touring as a sideman, but he’s a full-time student, second year, with plans for medical school or grad school. So get this music stuff done early!
42m14s Recap of the gig at The Jazz Room in the Huether Hotel. Talking about Caleb’s youth in other countries, how he got interested in playing jazz — he saw his future high school jazz band playing at the Huether. Is headlining with his own jazz quartet the pinnacle? Yes, but Caleb has plans for The Caleb Khuu Octet. But Caleb Khuu The Soloist is playing lots of gigs today, both as a listening set and a background set. There are fans who show up regularly at many gigs. People come for Caleb’s interpretation of other people’s songs. Rosie was worried about performing jazz standards at The Jazz Room, but Caleb says there’s lots of room for standards. He’ll be playing some standards, as well as modern funk and soul, like Royals. There’s some danger of misjudging the audience, where his style of music doesn’t fit the audience. But Caleb says stay true to yourself, that’s the one lesson he’s learned from all the years of experience of the people he’s played with.
49m16s How far will Caleb travel? He’s been to Montreal for a gig, playing with Frankie Flowers. Made Caleb feel like a proper rock star. But Caleb’s school obligations keep him local for now.
50m47s Rehab 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
Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
54m09s Recap of the Caleb Khuu Quartet concert, Caleb’s contact info, teaching opportunities, and upcoming gigs: The Caleb Khuu Quartet at The Jazz Room; with Christian Economides at The Hub, with Clarissa Diokno, and Nick Bordman.

56m40s Rosie has some exams coming up, will be releasing a new song later this summer, and will be playing with Caleb during the summer! And Radio Waterloo will get first dibs on the new release.
57m35s Bob gives the credits while Caleb plays us out.

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

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CKMS Community Connections for 20 March 2023 with Joshua Säde James

Show Notes

(Joshua Säde James smiles be hind the microphone in the CKMS-FM studio)
Joshua Säde James
Joshua Säde James gives a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance and talks to Bob Jonkman about working on a cruise line, song contests and song camps, working with producers, and songwriting.

The interview starts at 0m30s.

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    JSJ & Katy Topham | March 24 | Bobby O'Brien's | 8-11pm (picture of Joshua Säde James and Katy Topham, rendered as though it is a 3D anaglyph image)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-03-20-episode117.mp3 (55.9 MB, 58m13s, episode 117)

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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
0m30s Introducing Joshua Säde James, understanding the umlaut over the A in Sade, and the origin of that name. But now he’s performing as JSJ.
2m26s One Thing 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
Joshua Säde James
5m46s Talking about an old song. Joshua’s “World Tour”, landing a gig as the entertainment on a cruise line with NCLH. James is with Eric Alper and Arturo Research for bookings and publicity. Talking about the perks of working on a cruise line. Also working at Bobby O’Brien’s, playing a gig this Friday, 24 March 2023 with Katy Topham.
13m15s Talking about Joshua’s earlier career in Toronto. And his future career playing the bar circuit.
15m37s Is there time to write songs on a cruise gig? Joshua tells us about life aboard while trying to write.
20m54s I’ll Wait For You 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
Joshua Säde James
24m03s Does Joshua play other instruments? Yes, but mostly piano and guitar. Joshua tells us about finances and taxes. Composing on the keyboard. Talking about recording his songs, and wanting a band. Winning a singing contest, where the prize was a music video and production of three songs. Anthony Wright, the producer, took Joshua’s songs and made them better. Joshua expressing his musical ideas with mouth sounds. Talking about collaboration versus hiring a producer. Writing songs in three hours for a contest, or song camps like Dreamhouse in Toronto. Talking about the song camp experience.
34m55s Death of a hard drive. Joshua doesn’t remember what songs in progress might be on there. Talking about the songwriting process. Music or lyrics first? Music, usually. Talking about the songwriting process.
41m18s Joshua’s online presence. Shoutout to Noah Vella for the photos for Gone. JSJ gets decked out in costume for all his shows.
44m26s Gone (Insane) 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
Joshua Säde James
47m21s Comparing the acoustic version of Gone to the produced version. There’s a mix of acoustic and electric in Joshua’s live shows.
49m58s Joshua give out his contact information for bookings, and tells us of upcoming shows at Bob by O’Brien’s and future shows on his next cruise gig. Lots of new songs to be released. Joshua’s performances do well on streaming services, but the revenues don’t cover the cost of production.
57m00s End credits as Joshua plays Honey

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

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CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2023 with Rosie Samra

Show Notes

(Rosie Samra, a woman with long hair spreading her hands, wearing headphones, in front of a microphone)
Rosie Samra
Hiba Farooki (a woman with dark hair and glasses, in front of a microphone, playing guitar)
Hiba Farooki

Rosie Samra and Hiba Farooki join Bob Jonkman to talk about singing, songwriting, university, jazz, social media, and photography.

The interview starts at 3m51s.

Rosie Samra:

Hiba Farooki:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-02-24-episode115.mp3 (55.1 MB, 57m21s, episode 115)

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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 On My Own 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
Rosie Samra
3m51s Introducing Rosie Samra, a Kitchener native! Recording her songs at various studios, currently with Mike DeFaria of Blacktail Recordings in Mississauga. Rosie has been singing since she was really little. Talking about breathing technique, but that’s not something Rosie considers when writing songs. Music or lyrics first? It depends. Rosie has been writing music since 2019. Sunday Afternoon was the first “real” song. Music is easier than lyrics, but Rosie hasn’t considered collaborating on songwriting yet. The Canadian system of rights and royalties are too complex, something we run into at the radio station. Talking about the source of the lyrics, not always taken from real life. Changing the song for the studio, the studio version is a bit more amped up.
13m40s Missed Connection 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
Rosie Samra
17m18s Discussing the differences between the acoustic version and the studio version. How Rosie adds the lyrics to the music. Admiring Rosie’s vocal technique. Rosie doesn’t play an instrument, which is why Hiba is here today. Rosie doesn’t write out the notes; her phone is her notesheet. Hiba hasn’t been involved in Rosie’s music production, but will be doing something in the future. Recounting how the Rosie and Hiba duo came to be. Rosie is working on a few project, but can’t talk about that yet. Talking about the upcoming concert at The Jazz Room with Caleb Khuu. This is more “Jazz” than Rosie is used to, she’s “more Pop.” Rosie does a lot of live performing. Talking about the sources of income: More from live performances than from streaming. She’s performed at restaurants, pubs, but also at art gallery openings and festivals, here in KW and the GTA as well.
24m10s Rosie got her start at the beginning of the pandemic, but things are looking better now. She’s a full-time student, so the pandemic was a chance to concentrate on studies. But it’s been rainbows and sunshine since. Rosie tells us how she got her first gig, and more recent gigs. Rosie handles booking and management herself, but selling the art, promoting the art is more work than the art itself. Rosie is handling a full course load at University, honours science (mostly biology) with a double minor in medical physiology and Islamic studies. Rosie says that optimistically, she’s a musician with a science fallback. She’s a bit intimidated by people with a formal education in music. Introducing Sunday Afternoon, the first song Rosie recorded and released.
31m32s Sunday Afternoon 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
Rosie Samra
34m18s Talking about Sunday Afternoon. Rosie would like to be known as a jazz singer, but considers herself a pop singer. Jazz musicians are very intense, specific about instrumentals and scatting and scales, not something she can relate to. Does Rosie cover other people’s music? Yes, that’s how she got started in music. None of the music at The Jazz Room is Rosie’s music, she’ll be singing Caleb Khuu’s music. Rosie says that people at The Jazz Room don’t want to hear the standards of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong performed by others, you’re expected to bring something new. It’s more for a new, modern spin on jazz, which they’ll be performing on 21 April.
38m51s Rosie, Caleb and the band have spent a lot of time vetting the songs to be played. They’re not considered standards, but not unknown either. Only Georgia On My Mind could be considered a standard. They’re practicing a lot, three hours most Sundays. Rosie isn’t used to singing jazz, not used to the solos that each performer takes. She’s been told she makes jazz “approachable”. At other gigs where Rosie singer her original music is received well. Crazy is her favourite and always received well. When people are really listening to the music it makes Rosie feel like the most special person on Earth. When Rosie is busking downtown the most popular song is Tennessee Whisky.
44m08s Crazy 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
Rosie Samra
47m12s Does social media influence what Rosie writes? Yes, it influences how she lives her life! But social media can be so destructive, because you only see people at their best. It changed Rosie’s self-perception when she started on social media at age 13. The beauty standard is so ingrained on social media. Rosie’s presence as a professional musician and entertainer is mostly on Instagram, and she’s not really on Twitter at all.
50m47s Rosie’s “glam shots” on Instagram are by her photographer friend Angad Singh; he gets to hear all the music before it comes out. He listens to the song, then he and Rosie comes up with a mood for it, then he sets up the photo shoot. Angad supplies the props. Angad is a full time student at University as well, yet still manages to find time for photography.
53m08s Rosie gives her social media and contact information, and Hiba gives info about the University of Waterloo club, the Animusic Ensemble, playing music from anime and video games, and which has a concert on Sunday 2 April 2023 in building M3. Hiba plays a happier version of On My Own while Bob gives the end credits.

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

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CKMS Community Connections for 27 January 2023 with Matt Burdett

Show Notes

Matt Burdett sitting at the CKMS studio mic
Matt Burdett

Bob Jonkman talks to Matt Burdett of Lost Faculty about his new single, Muddy My Mind, the sound he’s trying to achieve, the songwriting process, the ins and outs of music publishing, and his upcoming gigs.

The interview starts at 2m58s.

Online:

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-01-27-episode112.mp3 (54.3 MB, 56m28s, episode 112)

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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
0m29s Bob introduces Matt Burdett of Lost Faculty, and accidentally calls him Dave. Also introducing a new release, Muddy My Mind.
0m54s Muddy My Mind Muddy My Mind (a couple dances, a portion of the photo is overlaid with purple and red squares)
(single)
Matt Burdett
2m58s This is the debut release of Muddy My Mind! Matt comes from Hamilton, Ontario, playing at the Corktown Tavern, Casbah, the Doors Pub, Mills Hardware, and Bridgeworks. Matt just completed his Master’s degree in Sustainability Management at the University of Waterloo. Tonight he’s off to play at the release party for Muddy My Mind at the Coach & Lantern Pub in Ancaster. Matt brought his guitar to play some other tunes that he’s releasing over the next few months, starting with Pieces.
8m07s Pieces 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
Matt Burdett
11m36s Admiring Matt’s guitar, a graphite body with a maple neck. Matt’s a heavy-handed guitar player, that gets lots of volume out of the guitar. Pieces was the first song he wrote as a single piece. Matt cites Bob Dylan as an influence for this song. He didn’t have a title, until a woman in the bar called out “Call it Pieces!” Most songs come to Matt in pieces, not all in one shot. Matt likes writing both the music and the lyrics, being both McCartney and Lennon. Matt’s been performing as a solo act for only about five years. Matt’s going for the full band sound, working with Michael Keire at the Threshold Recording Studio in Hamilton, who has worked with big, guitar-driven bands, and gave Matt some pointers. Matt’s band on the recording of Muddy My Mind wasn’t his regular band, but a bunch of friends that played in The Bandicoots; three of them played on the track. Matt wants to play some venues in Toronto, and is looking to put together a show in Waterloo. Contact Matt if you can make it happen! Matt draws his songwriting influence from walking around downtown of the place he’s living. Matt introduces the next song, a preview of the next song he’s releasing.
20m36s Any Other Name 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
Matt Burdett
23m23s Any Other Name was recorded at the same time as Muddy My Mind, Bob is looking forward to hearing the band version as well. Matt writes chord charts, tabs out some guitar licks, passes this to the other musicians: Andrew Parkinson on drums, Nikolai Kozel on guitar, Justin Ross on bass and vocals. Matt says it’s nice to play with people who are better than you, it brings you up. In February 2021 Matt drove to BC, tells stories of winter driving. It took five days to get there, but took his time to get back. He was working in Gibsons, BC, working on his degree remotely. Made lots of friends there, got good ideas for poems and music. But it might take three years for him to turn his ideas into music. Matt uses phone memos to record his ideas, playing into the phone. Matt is concerned about digital material being unavailable in the future, the pervasiveness of phones and technology. Matt will play a sad song to take our minds off it. Matt introduces A Man Escapes, based on French film he studied in University.
33m19s A Man Escapes 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
Matt Burdett
36m20s Matt’s songwriting includes combining two different narratives into one song, something he lifted from Phoebe Bridgers’s song Kyoto. One of the story lines in A Man Escapes came from Matt’s walk around the Hamilton Escarpment when he wasn’t having a particularly good day. The other came from driving along Highway 101, windows down, music blasting. Talking about developing finger picking skills. Matt’s been pushing his “band” sound, sometimes at the expense of songs like this, but there’s space for both kinds of sounds in the same project. Matt inventories his music room, it’s busy, it also has guitars from his parents. No drums, Matt prefers to leave that to the professionals. Does Matt have writer’s block? It comes and goes. Matt does most of his writing in the winter, and living life in the summer.
45m08s Bucket List 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
Matt Burdett
48m07s Bucket List has its chord progressions from doo-wop chords from the 1950s. Matt has been getting pigeonholed as an acoustic singer-songwriter, now he’s playing with a pedal board for a full sound, and even brought in a drummer once. He took Lost Faculty as the project name. It’s even the name of the band, even though there’s not a set lineup for the band. The switch from “Matt Burdett” to “Lost Faculty” should be complete soon. Matt uses TuneCore to distribute his music. Matt has been trying to learn the ins and outs of royalties, streaming rights, publishing, licensing. It’s hard to understand, and not get taken advantage of. New CRTC regulations should make CanCon qualifications easier for Canadian songwriters. Matt has been getting gigs more frequently since the name change to Lost Faculty. He e-mails, networks with bands, meets people, sharing a bill with friends. Matt’s playing at the historic Horseshoe Tavern on Monday, 6 February 2023, got by a cold e-mail and a link to the music; he regularly plays at the Coach & Lantern Pub, a pub gig so he plays lots of covers and mixes a few originals in. That’s where he started playing the Open Mics, now he hosts the Open Mics! Other gigs at The Casbah and Doors Pub, and the release party tonight at 9:00pm at The Coach and Lantern. If you want Matt Burdett of Lost Faculty to play at your venue contact him at mattburdettmusic@gmail.com.
55m50s Matt Burdett plays us out while Bob gives the end credits.

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

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Friday, 27 January 2023

Photo Gallery

Matt Burdett plays guitar at CKMS-FM

Photo credit: Chyanne Connor (from Facebook)

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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:

Podcast

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

Index

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)
(single)
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)
(Book)
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)
(Single)
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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YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 19 December 2022

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Community Connections for 18 November 2022: Loon Town Again!

Show Notes

Danielle Savage in front of the microphone in the CKMS-FM studio
Danielle Savage
Dave Lacalamita and Nic Hyatt in the CKMS-FM studio, Dave in front of a mic with a sock on a boom and holding a guitar; Nic holding a microphone.
Dave Lacalamita and Nic Hyatt

Loon Town is back in the studio! Bob Jonkman talks with Danielle Savage, Nic Hyatt, and Dave Lacalamita about their tour of Ontario and Québec, making their video for Silver Flowers, musical collaboration, and writing harmonies. And Loon Town performs some songs, Live, On-Air, In-studio!

The interview starts at 2m47s.

Dave Lacalamita was also in the studio on CKMS Community Connections for 7 November 2022.

Online:

  • Website: https://thisisloontown.com/
  • Facebook: Loon Town | Facebook
  • Instagram: @loon_town | Instagram
  • YouTube: Loon Town | YouTube
  • Bandcamp: Loon TGown | Bandcamp
  • SoundCloud: Loon Town | SoundCloud
  • Spotify: Loon Town | Spotify
  • Eventbrite: Album Release Tour 2022 tickets
  • E-mail: loontownmusic@gmail.com
  • Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-11-18-episode104.mp3 (82 MB, 56m54s, episode 104)

    Index

    Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

    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
    00m49s Great Sorrows (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Loon Town
    2m47s Quick band intro. Reviewing the Ontario/Québec tour. Discussing Great Sorrow lyrics, and how collaboration works. The structure (and length) of the Slow Space album. “Bootleg” music from Dave’s previous visit. There’s some material for a new album, but for now concentrating on performing the current songs together. Nic explains why some songs didn’t make it to this album; they’re conceptually different. Discussing the artwork on the website and the album cover. Talking about the video for Silver Flowers that was shot in Québec the past weekend.
    12m12s/td> Silver Flowers Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
    Slow Space
    Loon Town
    15m20s “It ends abruptly, right here.” Talking about the rhythmic structure of Silver Flowers. Shoutouts to the video production crew, discussing the complexity of shooting video and recording an album. Getting together again in the spring for more songwriting. Spread across Canada, it’s like Loon Town has four hometowns, with a home crowd at every stop.
    20m32s Party At The Ice Cream Shop (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Loon Town
    23m47s Bob resists the impulse to sing along. How Ice Cream Shop was developed. Sharing collaborative works to perform them solo — is there a “proprietary” feeling to the songs? No, the members are attached to the results but happy to play them; there’s a generosity to it. Talking about rights and songwriting credits: Everything is shared equally. How about the public “sharing” Loon Town music? It’s unavoidable, and they don’t mind as long as it’s from the ethos of sharing, but not for profit. The music is copyrighted, but they’re open to sharing if someone asks. Drop them a note! Cover versions of songs are equally valid. All band members have jobs in the music field: Dave is a music teacher, Nic runs a record label, Danielle does sound installations, and Milli is a full-time drummer. But they’ve all packed boxes and cut staples in their off-season. But this month of touring has been a full-time music gig, and it’s slowly increasing.
    34m04s Black Crow (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Loon Town
    37m42s How Black Crow here differs from the album track, and it’s more upbeat when played live with the band. Bob thought Dave’s guitar had been restrung, but it’s still wound nylon strings making a slidey effect between notes. Seeing what a song lives as — embracing who’s there, what instruments are there. The first album Exit Strategy was different from Slow Space, these songs have all existed as “B” sides or demo versions. Collaborating by sharing files might be time-consuming, with the danger of losing the creative spark. But Danielle says there wasn’t a lot of waiting; everyone had a shared repertoire and worked on it. There was enough material that if there was a lull they could pick up something else. Did some “distance residencies”, took a week to spend time writing together, called each other to work on material. Sometimes a song comes all at once, sometimes it can take years to finish the last 10%. The last 25% is the hardest. All members have other collaborators for different projects, creating different music. Lots of new material for the Radio Waterloo library! Shoutout to campus and community radio station, where interesting music is being played all the time. There is Loon Town merch, a vinyl disc of Slow Space! Hand-delivery by a band member if you’re in their hometown!
    50m53s Pick Up The Phone (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Loon Town
    53m50s Pick Up The Phone has three-part harmonies, how do you write harmony? Dave is a natural-born harmonizer. There are techniques, but sometimes they just try stuff out.

    Bob gives the end credits, and Dave Lacalamita plays us out.

    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.

    Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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    Bonus Footage

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 18 November 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 7 November 2022: In-Studio with Loon Town

Show Notes

Dave Lacalamita of Loon Town in the studio, holding a guitar, and singing into a microphone
Dave Lacalamita
Bob Jonkman talks to Dave Lacalamita of Loon Town about the band, songwriting, teaching music, and politics.

The interview starts at 4m06s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-11-07-episode103.mp3 (80.9 MB, 56m06s, episode 103)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m29s Nomenclature Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
Slow Space
Loon Town
4m06s Introducing Dave Lacalamati from Loon Town and his travelling bandmates. Introducing the band: Danielle Savage from Penticton, Nic Hyatt from Whitehorse, and Milli Hong from Montréal. How they met, how they manage to have a band scattered across Canada. Using Ableton to collaborate remotely. Upcoming shows: Cameron House on Thursday; at Sephora Catana’s studio in the old Boehmer Box Factory building in Kitchener. In Ottawa on Saturday, and Montréal on Sunday. Then band members are doing some playing and writing together, playing in Sarnia a week later, and then Dave follows the others to play in British Columbia. This is the first tour and playing live since the start of the pandemic. And the Slow Space album has just been released on 4 November. Going to play a track from that now.
9m26s Retrospective Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
Slow Space
Loon Town
12m55s Identifying the genre of Loon Town music, Dave identifies it as “Synth Pop”, the Exit Strategy album is “Psych Synth Rock”, more heavy guitar, busier drumbeats. Dave is playing an acoustic guitar today, and composes on guitar with a little bit on piano. Nick, Danni and Dave are all songwriters, one goal of the new album is collective songwriting. Bob is surprised that composing is sometimes accidental. New songs are shared with the band by audio clips, written out only to figure out details. Not all the chords have names! Dave and Nick like improv, Milli is a jazz musician. Hoping to incorporate some improv in their live performances. This will be the first time all four musicians have played together in person!
20m40s Prairie Desert (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Dave Lacalamita
23m24s The album version has differences from the live version. Examining Dave’s guitar, which he uses to write music. Talking about how the rest of the band composes. Doing some group composition now that the group is together. And shooting a video when they’re in Montréal, something “upbeat”. Dave is a music teacher at St. Mary’s high school, his students describe all music as “upbeat”. Composing professionally helps teach music to the students; some teachers lack that context. Dave teaches “Music and Computers”, using computers to record, compose. There’s a computer lab, not unlike the CKMS-FM studio. Maybe get some student compositions on the air! So much local talent and local music being produced. A little local community radio history. Dave taught drama during the pandemic, and plays a song about the process of “getting out of your head” and being a bit over-confident.
35m21s Old Songs About Important Things (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Dave Lacalamita
38m16s Maybe this song was autobigraphical? Dave didn’t write it with himself in mind. It’s a fun song, and the chords are simple. Talking about what’s happening in the world of education today. Kids are not in school due to an education workers’ strike. Discussing the government’s treatment of hard-working but low-paid workers, which has said that human rights don’t matter here. Dave knew education minister Steven Lecce from their university days, not surprised he’s a politician. Does Loon Town have protest music? Not as such, there needs to be a chantable chorus. But all members of the band are politically engaged, and comment on the state of the world; music is a way of recapturing some of that power. Recap of upcoming performances. Discussing the Loon Town website, a animated map of Loon Town. Clicking on the icons will play music. After Toronto and Kitchener the tour continues to Ottawa, Montréal, Penticton, Nelson, and Vancouver. There are some unused songs for a new album. But Dave is interested in pursuing music with specific sounds that exist in the band. Dave would like to revisit the sound of Exit Strategy, there’s a lot of energy in that album. Dave has done a bit of solo work, an improv piano set, and has been playing a bit with Alison Corbett and Grady Caplan. Dave introduces the last song.
51m52s Great Sorrows (CKMS sunflower logo on a circular teal background)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Dave Lacalamita
54m30s Discussing Great Sorrows, recognizing people’s needs over the last few years. Talking about a future CKMS Community Connections episode with Loon Town, and Bob gives the end credits.

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.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 7 November 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 27 June 2022 with Woody Woodburn

Show Notes

Woody Woodburn in front of a microphone, with a guitar
Woody Woodburn

Woody Woodburn joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance and interview.

The interview starts at 4m05s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-06-27-episode098.mp3 (53 MB, 58m00s, episode 098)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

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
0m45s Better Man Today Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
4m05s

The music scene in Rockwood, with Ian Reid. Better Man Today is about Woody’s jump into full-time music writing and performance at the age of 44. The album ideas came from the process of thinking about leaving his day job. The songs were written with Matt and Chris Gormley. The album’s six songs were written in three days by Woody, Matt, and Chris at a cottage retreat. The producer is Carl Jennings of Freedom Train. The four are amazing on stage, but most of Woody’s performances are solo.

Woody held Drive-in concerts during the pandemic with EJSE Studio and Anthony Andrews of Party Cinemas. Headlining Jim Cuddy, and bringing local talent like Sohayla Smith, whos’ been featured on Radio Waterloo‘s Musician’s FAQ. Woody also did online concerts with Zoom for Weight Watchers, which really expanded his fan base. Covid was successful in that regard; Woody lets the universe look after things. Live concerts are a different thing, but some of the same people are in the audience — Woody met some people in person that he’s previously met online. Playing upcoming concerts in Kitchener for the first time at Rich Uncle Tavern and Fall’s Road Pub.

Introducing I Am Enough, which was originally labelled Am I Enough?. One of the few songs Woody wrote solo. This should be out in a seven-song collection in October or November; just awaiting the submission process from FACTOR.

19m07s I Am Enough Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
22m55s

The last line of the song answers the question “Am I Enough?”. Woody doesn’t read music, but works with musicians who are fluent in music, and they write their own parts. The songs benefit from the extra creative input. Woody did learn to read music twice before, but his passion is singing and writing, not musical theory. Carl Jennings is Woody’s musical producer at Westmoreland Studios who drills Woody through vocal takes and who is an amazing bass player.

Upcoming gigs in Kitchener are solo, but on 8 July 2022 at Stonewall’s Restaurant the gig is a trio with Matt and Chris Gormley. Woody has been very busy now that post-Covid bookings are coming back. Playing nursing homes, other gigs, sometimes six or seven a week. Much more fulfilling to work for yourself playing music than being at an office job. Russell Scott helped Woody make the decision to be a musician full-time, along with the support of Woody’s wife.

There is Woody Woodburn merchandise: The Woody Hoodie! The VW microbus artwork is by Woody’s uncle, and there’s musical merch too. The merch is a small part of the revenue stream, the gigs are the main income. Woody hasn’t fully accepted that people want to wear his logo and merchandise, although he’s coming around to telling people they might enjoy his music. There’s some streaming revenue, all done through CD-Baby, which also does social media posting, distributing to other outlets. Woody is quite happy to get his music heard by other people on free streaming sites. People are buying CDs and probably don’t even have a CD player, but they’re supporting Woody’s music.

Introducing Dad, released on Father’s Day for Woody’s dad.

37m04s Dad Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
39m54s

A tough song for Woody to get through, but Woody’s Dad is his biggest fan. Woody varies his set list depending on the crowd’s vibe, sometimes Dad is an opener, sometimes it’s a finale. Woody can gauge the vibe by audience response, people coming up and talking. Every venue is different, even when the audience is unresponsive Woody approaches it by believing something amazing will happen, and it usually does. Some gigs are for playing the bills, and Woody plays cover songs the audience knows. But Woody tells the story of quitting his day job, and here’s the song he wrote about it. And Woody puts his own spin on cover songs.

Is Better Man Today a concept album? In theory; it’s about what’s important in life. Most of the songs come from Woody’s experiences, the feelings from within. But there’s one different song, a party song on the EP, but it’s still a meaningful song about the writing trip to the cottage. Woody doesn’t write traditional love songs. There is a theme that runs through all songs. The party song is Bottle of Rum.

48m53s Bottle of Rum Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
50m58s

This sure sounds like a Cape Breton traditional song. Woody has a family connection to Cape Breton — people here ask “Are you from the East Coast?” but people there say “You’re not from around here…”

Woody broke a guitar string playing Bottle of Rum, the weather, humidity and air conditioning isn’t good for guitars. Woody’s guitar needs some service from Folkway Music, Woody’s guitar shop.

Woody’s music room is sparse, other rooms are in use for other things. Woody wants to have a proper at-home studio. There’s a piano, but Woody’s only had one piano lessons from local musician Andrea LeBlanc of My Living Room Live.

Woody covers his upcoming events, several at breweries which have become popular recently. Then Woody plays some music to take us out while Bob gives the end credits.

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.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 27 June 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 16 November 2020 with Dan Walsh of Guitars For Kids

 

Show Notes

Dan Walsh (wearing headphones)
Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh joins Bob Jonkman to play some guitar, and to talk about Guitars For Kids Waterloo Region and the fundraiser they’re having on Sunday 22 November 2020.

The interview starts at 4m52s.

Dan Walsh Online:


Guitars For Kids (illustration of a guitar)

Guitars For Kids Online:


Guitars For Kids (image in the shape of a guitar pick, with a guitar body)

Guitars For Kids Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-11-16-episode068.mp3 (56.7 MB, 59m00s, episode 068)

Podcast Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Universal Diesel Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | Virtusoso (Dan Walsh playing guitar)Virtusoso
4m53s Dan Walsh tells Bob Jonkman it’s “Virtusoso”, not “Virtuoso”. Talking about beards, playing guitar, teaching, how it was in “before times”, performing online, cancelled shows in the event list, the vibe of playing live, talking about The Moonshine Café,
20m35s Bricks
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | LEWP (headstock of a guitar with the Beardzone logo)LEWP
23m15s LEWP is “Line Echo Weather Pattern”; Dan’s 2006 National Replicon 14 guitar, the mojo of guitar sound. Practicing or playing? Experimenting with Open Tuning. Where’s the soul in music? Not in Nashville, apparently… Stolen guitars, sentimental value.
37m57s Movin’ On
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
Dan Walsh

Bentbeard Logo (ilustration of Dan Walsh's head and beard)
Bentbeard
41m51s Interpreting Movin’ On, recovering a stolen guitar. Too many guitars? Getting around to Guitars For Kids Waterloo Region and the fundraiser; “Blue Box for Guitars”; how people donate guitars; the spread of Guitars For Kids across the country and North America; the donors that provide services to GFK; Video documentary coming out on Sunday, 22 November 2020 at http://guitarsforkids.ca/; Art Guitar auction at https://www.32auctions.com/gfkwr.
58m44s Drive Me To Drink
Excerpt as Bob signs off for the week
Chelsey Danfield Chelsey Danfield | Cowboy (portrait of Chelsey Danfield surrounded by flowers)Cowboy

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from Noon to 1:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 16 November 2020

In the Radio Waterloo Studio B looking through the window to the control room (Studio A), with Bob Jonkman in the background and Dan Walsh's National Replicon 14 resonator guitar in the foreground
In the studio for CKMS Community Connections. That’s Dan Walsh’s National Replicon 14 resonator guitar in the foreground. Picture by Dan Walsh.

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and deriviatives works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 31 August 2020 with James Blacktop and Marc Reilly of The Boys & I

Show Notes

James Blacktop wearing headphones
James Blacktop
James Blacktop joins Bob Jonkman in the studio, and Marc Reilly is on the phone as we talk about The Boys & I and the upcoming release of their first single, That Ain’t Me Anymore.

The interview starts at 4m08s.

Online:

That Ain’t Me Anymore (Lyric Video)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-08-31-episode057.mp3 (56.6 MiBytes, 59m00s, episode 057)

Podcast Index

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The Boys And I
The Boys And I in the studio on 19 August 2019: Adom Postma, Marc Reilly, James Blacktop, Luke Ducharme.
  • 0m00s: CKMS Community Connections themeSteve Todd
  • 0m23s: Angel In DisguiseJames Blacktop
  • 4m07s: James Blacktop is the first musical guest to come back for a repeat visit; talking about recording the single That Ain’t Me Anymore; this is a single, no EP yet; James and Marc Reilly playing a few gigs; That Ain’t Me Anymore is Marc’s first commercial recording. Introducing the band: Luke Ducharme, percussion, has started a family and has left the band, Nathan Bonassin is now the drummer, Marc Reilly is lead guitar, Adom Postma is the bass player. James introduces Lay Down Easy.
  • 11m56s: Lay Down EasyJames Blacktop, Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
  • 15m34s: That’s new music! Going from idea to production; talking about collaboration; mentioning Book of Counted Sorrows; Marc’s inspiration for music combines with James’s music; writing down the music; James gets the lyrics first, notes some chords, than passes to Marc to flesh out the music; introducing Book Of Counted Sorrows.
  • 23m40s: Book Of Counted Sorrows – performed by James Blacktop, music by Marc Reilly, live, in-studio
  • 27m47: Origins of Book Of Counted Sorrows; James Blacktop’s studio equipment, and on live gigs; cancelled gigs and internet gigs; starting live gigs again with plastic screens separating musicians from the audience; toying with new songs during quarantine.
  • 38m40s: Lovers In A Dangerous TimeJames Blacktop, live, in-studio
  • 43m40s: Playing cover songs at live gigs; releasing That Ain’t Me Anymore on all the usual online and streaming locations; practising when not performing; Adom Postma on YouTube Chat; trying collaboration software during quarantine; the story behind That Ain’t Me Anymore; a brief listen of last year’s studio recording; alterations to the song since last year; James and Marc chat while Bob finds the track to play.
  • 53m45s: That Ain’t Me AnymoreJames Blacktop and The Boys & I
  • 57m56s: End credits

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 31 August 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 3 August 2020 with Chris Sherren of Deaf By Design

Show Notes

Chris Sherren playing guitar in Radiuo Waterloo Studio B
Chris Sherren, Deaf By Design
Chris Sherren, who hosts CKMS’s Into The Void and forms the band Deaf By Design joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and a chat about the music he makes.

The interview starts at 6m20s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-08-03-episode052.mp3 (54.4 MiBytes, 59m26s, episode 052)

Podcast Index

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

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Thursday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 3 August 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 16 March 2020 with Jake Feeney

Today Jake Feeney came into the studio, we chatted, and Jake played some music Live, On-Air, In-Studio.

Show Notes

Jake Feeney at the microphone holding headphones
Jake Feeney

The interview starts at 3m55s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-03-16-episode045.mp3 (82.3 MiBytes, 59m55s, episode 045)

Podcast Index

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  • 00m48s: No Headlights | Jake Feeney (album cover; black border with a silhouette of someone sitting in front of a tree) Jake FeeneyNo Headlights Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
  • 03m58s: Acoustics vs. Electrics, engineering an album.
  • 08m52s: Jake FeeneyCalling Cards, Live in-studio.
  • 12m06s: Writing sad songs, the process of writing music.
  • 19m13s: Jake FeeneyGrowing Pains, Live in-studio.
  • 22m25s: Finger picking, “Travis Picking”, and other guitar techniques. What genre is Jake’s music? “Finger-pickin’, melancholy folk music.” Jake writes music for Jake.
  • 31m17s: Jake FeeneyWe Used To Float, Live in-studio.
  • 35m24s: Melancholy music, happy music; audience requests, playing various venues like The Free Times Cafe, getting gigs, playing with other musicians, writing for other musicians, promotion and business, maybe teaching music.
  • 47m50s: Jake FeeneyJane, Live in-studio.
  • 52m00s: Analyzing Jane; album release soon, on Bandcamp, SoundCloud, YouTube.
  • 55m30s: Jake FeeneyThe Hall, Live in-studio.
  • 58m28s: Upcoming gig at The Hole In The Wall on 27 March 2020.

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 16 March 2020

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020 with The Soviet Influence

Show Notes

Peter Snow at the microphone
Peter Snow
Peter Morey at the microphone
Peter Morey
Peter Snow and Peter Morey of The Soviet Influence talk to Bob Jonkman about their band, their music, their family, and their gigs.

The interview starts at 4m51s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

The app for matching bands with venues is Side Door by musicians Laura Simpson and Dan Mangan.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-02-24.mp3 (82.4 MiBytes, 59m58s, episode 41)

Podcast Index

Coming soon! Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio

The Price of Vigilence | The Soviet Influence (album cover)The Soviet Influence | Boundaries (album cover with an illustration of a large snowball, two stick figures, and the moon (?)

  • 00m35s: The Soviet InfluenceRust, a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance!
  • 04m51s: Peter Snow and Peter Morey talk about their origins, the band, older albums, recent gigs, performing at Emmanuel United Church, connecting with bands, electric guitar vs. acoustic guitar.
  • 13m20s: The Soviet InfluenceSecret Spaces, In-Studio
  • 16m10s: The Soviet InfluenceSecret Spaces from The Price Of Vigilence album
  • 19m23s: The history of Secret Spaces, social justice, mixing albums, the sound of The Soviet Influence, how composing happens, creating music on-the-fly.
  • 24m26s: The Soviet InfluenceThe Long Dark Hallway, In-Studio
  • 27m30s: Naming the song, improv influences, creativity, music theory, collaborating with the band, explaining This Is The News.
  • 35m19s: The Soviet InfluenceThis Is The News, In-Studio
  • 38m04s: Origins of the name The Soviet Influence, naming The Price Of Vigilence and creating the album cover, merchandising (T-shirts!), music and Peter’s kids, the story of Sutures.
  • 48m45s: The Soviet InfluenceSutures, In-Studio.
  • 53m07s: The different vibe of Sutures, finding a genre for The Soviet Influence, how listening to music influences writing, recapping the gig at Emmanuel United Church, summer gig at the Acton Leathertown Festival.
  • 58m12s: The Soviet InfluenceTwo Weeks, In-Studio

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 17 February 2020 with Peter Alexander Lawryniuk

Show Notes

Peter Alexander Lawryniuk at the microphone
Peter Alexander Lawryniuk

Bruce Mutton at the microphone
Bruce Mutton
Peter Alexander Lawryniuk and Bruce Mutton join Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance! Peter talks about his accident, being a brain injury survivor, his certification as an Early Childhood Educator Apprentice, and his wide range of community volunteering.

The interview starts at 4m38s.

Lessons from Peter’s Mom:

  1. Never give up
  2. Look forward, not backwards
  3. Think positive, not negative
  4. Take one day at a time
  5. You can do anything you put your mind to

Connect With Peter Online

If you’d like to hire Peter Lawryniuk as a motivational speaker you can contact him at:

Organizations Helping Brain Injury Survivors:

Upcoming Events

Cambridge Toastmasters Open House

When: Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Where: Allan Reuter Centre, 507 King Street East, Cambridge, Ontario
Website: https://2728.toastmastersclubs.org/

After the interview, Peter wrote to us:

I was wondering if it’s possible to add something to the page. It’s that I volunteer at the church I go to called River City church in Cambridge on 15 Wellington street. I volunteer in the toddler town looking after the babies and toddlers. I also bring my guitar there and sing to them.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-02-17.mp3 (54.9 MiBytes, 59m59s, episode 40)

Podcast Index

  • 0m57s: Peter Alexander LawryniukMiracles, a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance
  • 4m38s: Peter talks about his accident, his recovery, lessons from his mom, getting his Conestoga College ECE Apprentice certificates, working at BrightPath Child Care and volunteering at other organizations.
  • 16m45s: Peter LawryniukOlivia, Live In-Studio
  • 20m28s: Talking about writing music, singing like Elvis
  • 24m25s: Peter LawryniukMy Way, Live In-Studio
  • 27m32s: Music lessons from Bruce Mutton, spreading happiness, performing at concerts.
  • 34m08s: Peter LawryniukTeddy Bear, Live In-Studio
  • 36m08s: How Peter got into music, Jan & Dean
  • 39m34s: Peter LawryniukHeart And Soul, Live In-Studio
  • 41m50s: Bruce Mutton talks about playing music, being a recreation therapist, 15 years of collaboration with Peter. Peter tells us what it’s like to live with a brain injury
  • 50m00s: Peter LawryniukReturn To Sender, Live In-Studio
  • 51m50s: Performance technique, upcoming events, contacting Peter for motivational speaking
  • 59m25s: Peter LawryniukYou Are My Sunshine, Live In-Studio

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 17 February 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 3 February 2020 with Cush Amor and Gerima Harvey

Show Notes

Cush Amor at the microphone
Cush Amor
Gerima Harvey at the microphone
Gerima Harvey

Cush Amor and Gerima Harvey join Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and a discussion on Black History Month and the culture of the African diaspora.

The interview starts at 2m42s.

Online:

Cush Amor
Gerima Harvey

Upcoming Events

  • Black History Month Launch at Emmanual United Church

    When: Sunday, 9 February 2020
    Where: Emmanual United Church
    Location: 22 Bridgeport Road West, Waterloo, Ontario

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-02-03.mp3 (81.7 MiBytes, 59m30s, episode 38)

Podcast Index

  • 0m52s: Cush Amor and Gerima HarveyThe Rivers of Babylon, a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance!
  • 2m42s: Talking to Cush Amor and Gerima Harvey about Kitchener orgins, live performances, getting on-stage, working with other performers, local festivals.
  • 12m17s: Cush Amor and Gerima Harvey — Medley: Xamaidian, Queen Nanny, Asase Law (Earth Angel), Down By The Riverside, In-Studio.
  • 24m30s: Black History Month, concert at Emmanual United Church, playing the Djembe, summer festivals, Gerima’s Kalimba.
  • 39m02s: Andrya Amor logo (Stylized Jamaican flag)Cush AmorXamadian
  • 42m52s: Speaking French and Jamaican Patois, the African diaspora, cultural shows on Radio Waterloo, Start A Show on CKMS-FM.
  • 50m08s: Cush Amor and Gerima HarveyThe Remption Song, Live In-Studio.
  • 53m30s: Inspiration for The Redemption Song, the Cush Podcasts, goodbyes.
  • 57m37s: Andrya Amor logo (Stylized Jamaican flag)Cush AmorOne Love

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 3 February 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 23 December 2019 with Jesse Maxwell

Show Notes

Jesse Maxwell at the microphone
Jesse Maxwell
Two days before the celebration of Gravmas we’ve got Jesse Maxwell in the studio, talking about music, addiction, creativity, and playing some tracks from his upcoming album, Radio Silence.

The interview starts at 3m30s.

Online:

Jesse’s other band is Queens County Roots, playing music in the blues rock genre. Find them on Apple Music and Bandcamp.

Jesse’s label is Trans Phatt Records.

To connect with Jesse for booking gigs, tours, or recording contracts, send e-mail to info@transphattrecords.com


Addiction and Mental Health Services in K-W


Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-23.mp3 (81.9 MiBytes, 59m39s, episode 32)

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Colossal | Jesse Maxwell (album cover with a picture of Jesse Maxwell)

  • 00m49s: Colossal, live, on-air, in-studio!– Jesse Maxwell
  • 03m30s: Talking about Toronto, Brooklyn, the touring band, and Queens County Roots.
  • 11m15s: Life On The Rocks, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 14m07s: Comparing the live performance to the studio recording. Talking about addiction, recovery, and mental health.
  • 28m21s: Lost, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 30m28s: Music or Lyrics? The creative process.
  • 42m40s: Average, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 46m35s: Analyzing Average, the touring band lineup, finding gigs, the music business.
  • 57m58s: Credits
  • 58m32s: April Showers, live — Jesse Maxwell

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 23 December 2019

Extra Bonus Footage!

Thank you @ckms102.7fm and @bobjonkmangreen for having me on air today. For anyone wondering, what this song is because it’s unreleased, you’re right! This is the first public performance of my song Average from Radio Silence which will be releasing in the new year!!! I went on live radio today to go play some tunes, and a lengthy interesting and honest interview. If you wan go check it out the link is in my bio.❤️

Posted by Jesse_maxwell_perez on Monday, December 23, 2019

Facebook: Jesse Maxwell at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo

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CKMS Community Connections for 9 December 2019 with Crash Adams

Show Notes

Crash and Adams sitting in the studio at the microphones
Crash Adams
After escaping Toronto traffic, Crash and Adams join us in the Radio Waterloo studio for an interview and a live, on-air, in-studio performance.

Their EP, Crashing In Your Living Room is due to be released in 2020.

The interview starts at 15m58s.

Online:

Website: https://www.crashadamsmusic.com
Email: crashadamsmusic@crashadamsmusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/crashadamsmusic
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/crashadamsmusic
Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/crashadams
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crashadamsmusic
Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crashadamsmusic

Debut Release – Astronauts:

Music Video: Astronauts (Official Music Video)
Spotify: Astronauts
Soundcloud: Astronauts by Crash Adams

Upcoming Gigs:

Horseshoe Presents

When: Friday, 27 December 2019 from 8:00pm to 1:30am
Where: The Horseshoe Tavern
Location: 370 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Website: Horseshoe Tavern » Crash Adams – Local Night

Crash Adams Live!

When: Saturday, 11 January 2020 from 11:00pm to 2:00am
Where: Amsterdam Bicycle Club
Location: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario
Website: Crash Adams Live! | Facebook

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-09.mp3 (101 MiBytes, 1h14m03s, Episode 30)

Podcast Index

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Four people sitting on a couch in the intersection of Dundas and Yonge Streets in Toronto
Crash Adams and family
  • 00m49s: Astronauts (YouTube Official Video) — Crash Adams
  • 05m48s: A Team from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams
  • 09m52s: Pop Muzik — M (YouTube: Pop Muzik)
  • 12m59s: Ça Plane Pour Moi — Plastic Bertrand (YouTube: Ça Plane Pour Moi)
  • 15m58s: Talking to Crash about fame, being yourself, the development of Astronauts.
  • 20m18s: Too Hot To Touch — Crash Adams
  • 23m07s: Release date for the EP (2020), releasing singles from the EP, collaborating together, live performances (or not), stylishness.
  • 26m58s: Symphony — Crash Adams
  • 29m51s: Setting up for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance!
  • 30m51s: A Team (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 33m42s: Talking ’bout Pop Music: 1980’s Synth Pop, creating music.
  • 40m41s: Ooh! (Baby) (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 42m46s: Backing musicians on the EP? Nope, just Crash and Adams. Playing at the Horseshoe
  • 45m43s: Delicate (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 48m30s: Emotions in music and lyrics, end-of-show credits.
  • 52m51s: The CanCon segment: Join Radio Waterloo, how station membership works.
  • 54m59s: Too Hot To Touch (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 56m43s: Correspondence with radio stations, submitting music, suits and the Crash Adams style.
  • 1h01m39s: Ooh! from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams
  • 1h03m38s : Don’t be afraid to be the Astronaut, and the story of the couch.
  • 1h10m42s: Make It Last from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 9 December 2019

Photo Gallery

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Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders. Photo gallery by Chris, used by permission.

CKMS Community Connections for 18 November 2018 with Man Down: Alessio Occhicone and Diego Occhicone

Alessio Occhicone at the microphone
Alessio Occhichone
Diego Occhicone playing guitar
Diego Occhicone

Show Notes

The interview starts at 4m00s.

Alessio Occhicone and his twin brother Diego make up Man Down, “The Band From Montreal”. We talk about the band, language, and how language influences music, musical composition and inspiration, the meaning of songs, and Alessio’s production and distribution company, Far Eye Studios Production & Publishing.

Online:

Twitter: @StudiosFar
Facebook: Man Down
Instagram: @alessiomandown

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-18.mp3 (82 MiBytes, 59m56s, episode 26)

Podcast Index

Exclusive tracks recorded by Man Down in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on the track title to download!

  • 00m40s: GanglandMan Down featuring Alessio Occhicone
  • 04m00s: Talking about Man Down
  • 10m30s: Fighter — Man Down
  • 13m33s: Talking about Language
  • 23m02s: Scream — Man Down
  • 27m00s: Talking about Composition and Inspiration
  • 39m40s: Journal — Man Down
  • 43m16s: Talking about Meaning
  • 50m42s: Hi — Man Down
  • 54m00s: Talking about Far Eye Studios

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 18 November 2019

Photo Gallery

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CKMS Community Connections for 8 November 2019 with Nicodemus of Amity Operations

Show Notes

Nicodemus (Nicholas McEachern)
Jenniefer Stronge and James Jordan talk with Nicholas McEachern of Amity Operations. Nicholas is Nicodemus in Nicodemus And The Lost Rats, who appear on the Halloween Hotdog Hootenanny Compilation 2019

You can find Nicholas on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jack.fate.10

Amity Operations is at https://www.facebook.com/AmityOperations

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-08.mp3 (80 MiBytes, 58m06s, episode 24)

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 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

With us in the CKMS studio is Nicholas McEachern playing the banjo and talking about Amity Operations.

Posted by CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo on Friday, November 8, 2019

Facebook: CKMS Community Connections for 8 November 2019

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