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CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence

Show Notes

with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence (screenshot of web conference with Peter Snow, Jeff Stager, and Bob Jonkman)
Clockwise from bottom left: Peter Snow of the Soviet Influence, Jeff Stager of The Agriculture Show, and Bob Jonkman
Our guest today on CKMS #CommunityConnections is Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence. We talk about music, making a video in pandemic times, and even about politics.

The Soviet Influence had a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance on CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020.

The interview starts at 4m40s.

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And it’s the time of our Radio Waterloo Spring 2021 Fundraising Drive, donate at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give !

Upcoming Events

  • Live, Online Video Event for Prisoner Justice

    Who: In support of the Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project
    When: Sometime in August 2021
    Where: Online (stay tuned to CKMS-FM for more info; this page will be updated)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-05-10-episode082.mp3 (57.1 MB, 59m22s, episode 082)

Podcast Index

Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines) All music today is by The Soviet Influence.

Time Title
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections (by Steve Todd)
0m48s Plant The Bombs
4m40s There’s been a pandemic! But The Soviet Influence has still released two albums in 2021; the progression to becoming a more outspoken band; people like music with a message, The Soviet Influence is not a band to write romantic love songs; appearing on the 1492 Land Back Lane Mixtape; learning about Indigenous issues; introducing These Chains on that album; ; introducing Two Weeks.
13m18s These Chains
15m50s Oh Not Tonight
18m47s Explaining the meaning of Oh Not Tonight; mixing albums when you can’t go into the studio; introducing the band: Peter Snow, lead vocals and guitar, Peter Morey on bass, Blake Morey drummer, Ty Mackenzie on guitar; a plug for Dave Partridge of HELM Recording; making a video in the home studio, making a home studio from a shed; writing a song ‘cos you need an encore; introducing Two Weeks, a song about Indigenous issues; explaining the album title This Band Is So God.
31m06 Two Weeks
34m36s Abolition Now | Please donate to the following organizations: BLM Canada, Toronto Prisoner's Rights Project, PASAN, Prison Justice.caDoing some live online shows, paid video gigs; August compilation album for the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project; covering the social justice projects that need support, album proceeds go to these organizations. Bob and Jeff make a pitch for the Radio Waterloo Spring 2021 Fundraising Drive; explaining the Community at the Radio Station, is there a similar community amongst musicians? Peter says Yes, there is, but no formal organization of “social justice bands”. Yet.
47m46s Oh Not Tonight
51m36s Oh Not Tonight has played on commercial radio, that was unexpected! If you have music, submit it at office@radiowaterloo.ca, please excuse our delays in replying. Peter talks about upcoming songs, recordings, and live online events; talking about prison abolition; introducing The Guns of Brixton, originally by The Clash.
56m24s The Guns of Brixton, 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 Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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


Video: CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 (WebM, 215.3 MB, 1h01m29s)

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2021 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 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.

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020

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.