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Into the Void – November 15th 2019

Tonight is the second show in the “Webs in the Void” series. These shows will focus on a specific band, musician or artist and explore the musicians that seem to gravitate towards them.

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

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CKMS Community Connections for 11 November 2019 with Frank Reid and Graham Hafey

Show Notes

Frank Reid

Frank Reid

Frank Reid is a Canadian veteran, who now volunteers at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The interview with Frank Reid starts at 16m50s.

Find Frank Reid on Facebook: Frank Reid


White lapel poppy with the word 'Peace' at the centre
White Peace Poppy

White Poppies

The white poppy symbolizes peace. It is meant to remind us of the civilians that are killed in war — over 90% of the casualties in recent wars are civilians, not military troops. The white poppy shows us that we embrace a culture of peace, not the glorification of war. And the white poppy honours those people who practice that culture of peace by refusing to participate in military service.

In Canada Peace Poppies Vancouver have been distributing white lapel poppies. You can order from their website, White Poppies.

The book discussed is Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield by Ernie Regehr, not Tom Regehr. My apologies for the error.


Graham Hafey

Graham Hafey

Graham Hafey is a Canadian veteran who now runs V2V Black Hops Brewery in Victoria, British Columbia.

The interview with Graham Hafey starts at 39m33s.

Logo: Black Hops Brewing Company V2VFind V2V Black Hops Brewery online at https://v2vblackhopsbrewing.ca/

Twitter: @HopsV2v

Podcast Index

  • 00m25s: corTR/ST from the Destroyer II album
  • 03m55s: Shame — TR/ST
  • 11m52s: In Flanders Fields — John McCrea, read by Bob Jonkman
  • 13m05s: Favourite BoyHalf Moon Run
  • 16m50s: Interview with Frank Reid
  • 26m19s: Drop Me InParagon Cause
  • 29m42s: I Waited — Paragon Cause
  • 32m38s: White Poppy discussion
  • 38m13s: Fade AwayTamara Maddalen
  • 39m33s: Interview with Graham Hafey
  • 50m57s: Devil At The Back DoorBobcat Bartolo
  • 51m53s: ArmourBridal Party from the Too Much album
  • 58m10s: I’ve Known No WarJ.P. Mortier from the Nation Of Iron album

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-11.mp3 (81 MiBytes, 58m47s, episode 25)

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.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 11 November 2019

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

Show Notes

Nicodemus (Nicholas McEachern)
Jenniefer Stronge and Jordan Dorans 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.

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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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Into the Void – November 8th 2019

Tonight is the first show in the “Webs in the Void” series. These shows will focus on a specific band, musician or artist and explore the musicians that seem to gravitate towards them.

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

Past Episodes

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Check out my music at www.deafbydesign.ca

See you in the Void!

CKMS Community Connections for 4 November 2019 with J.P. Mortier

Show Notes

J.P. Mortier

J.P. Mortier

The interview with J.P. Mortier starts at 0h07m59s.

We talk about J.P.’s origins, travelling, touring, his new CD Nation Of Iron, his studio band, double albums, and the differences in performing live compared to studio recording.

Find J.P. Mortier online at
Website: https://jpmortier.com/
Twitter: @JPMortier
Facebook: J.P. Mortier – Home

Upcoming gigs:

What: J.P. Mortier at the Tranzac Club
When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 7:30pm
Where: Southern Cross room, Tranzac Club
Location: 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Map

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I didn’t talk much about Paragon Cause (actually, not at all) because I hope to have them in the studio for a live, on-air, in-studio concert when they come to Waterloo on their next tour!

Music List

  • 0h00m25s: Someone ElseParagon Cause
  • 0h03m57s: Separate Lives — Paragon Cause
  • 0h07m38s: Who Decides (excerpt) — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h22m02s: World Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h33m08s: Nation Of Iron — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h47m57s: Sons Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h51m03s: Sons Of Steel (CD version) — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h59m01s: One Forty Seven — J.P. Mortier

Exclusive downloads for J.P. Mortier’s three acoustic tracks from Nation Of Iron, recorded live, on-air, in-studio at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-04.mp3 (82 MiBytes, 0h59m37s, episode 23)

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 comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 04 November 2019

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Into the Void – November 1st 2019

Tonight is a different experience. It’s all about Halloween, Tonight features Scary Stories read by Me and Megan. If you are easily scared…good…I hope you are terrified!!!!

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Into the Void – October 25th 2019

Tonight is the ninth show in a series that will focus on  specific instruments. This week will feature songs with Blistering guitar and keyboard duels!

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Into the Void – October 18th 2019

Tonight is the eighth show in a series that will focus on  specific instruments. This week will feature songs with Beautiful Piano!!!

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Into the Void – October 11th 2019

Tonight is the seventh show in a series that will focus on  specific instruments. This week will feature songs with moody Vibraphones!!!

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Into the Void – October 4th 2019

Tonight is the sixth show in a series that will focus on  specific instruments. This week will feature songs with killer Strings!!!

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Into the Void September 27th 2019

Tonight’s show will feature some of my favourite songs of all time, no particular theme. Just lay back and the ear worms do their thing!

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Into the Void – September 20th 2019

Tonight is the fifth show in a series that will focus on a specific instrument. This week will feature songs with killer Drums!!!

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Into the Void – FRIDAY !!!September 13 2019

Tonight the show is co hosted by Megan and we are going to feature songs that fit on Friday the 13th!

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Into the Void – Sept 6th 2019

Tonight is the fourth show in a series that will focus on a specific instrument. This week will feature songs with killer Horns!

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Into the Void – Aug 30th 2019

Tonight is the third show in a series that will focus on a specific instrument. This week will feature songs with killer Bass Guitar

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CKMS Community Connections for 26 August 2019 with Terry Helm, Vernon LeCraw, and Bobcat Bartolo

Show Notes for both segments are in progress! Check this page again (and again) for updates!

Show Notes

Terry Helm at the microphone
Terry Helm

Terry Helm, DCHC and OneROOF

My sincere apologies to Terry for calling him “Trevor” during the show.
–Bob.

The interview with Terry Helm starts at 0h09m30s.

Terry is producing a benefit concert for OneROOF Youth Services.

Find Terry and Death Crew Hard Core at:
Twitter: @DCHC519
Facebook: DCHC Death Crew Hard Core

Terry’s band is Back Breaker

Upcoming gigs:


Poster for DCHC – Fight For The Youth – Fight For The Future

The Concert:

What: Benefit Show In Loving Memory Of Cody Andrews
When: 7 September 2019 from 2:00pm to 1:00am
Where: Harmony Lunch
Location: 90 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario Map 1


Binoculars and Vernon LeCraw

Vernon LeCraw from Binoculars calls in at 0h31m59s.

Upcoming gigs:

  • Sat, 7 Sep 2019, 2pm — 1am: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo. Benefit for OneROOF


Bobcat Bartolo
Sarah Tonin

Bobcat Bartolo and the Liberation

Bobcat Bartolo is headlining and producing A Day of Peace concert at the Rhythm & Brews Brewing Company in Cambridge Map 2

Bobcat Online:
Facebook: Bobcat Bartolo
Twitter: @BobcatBartolo
ReverbNation: Bobcat Bartolo & the Liberation

Upcoming Gigs:

Music List

  • 0h00m25s: Intravenous FlytrapAlienatör
  • 0h02m24s: Blinders — Binoculars
  • 0h06m06s: Harm’s Way — Binoculars
  • 0h24m28s: LRH — Alienatör
  • 0h26m24s: Wish We Were You — Binoculars
  • 0h28m34s: Gather Wood — Binoculars
  • 0h47m16s: Car CrashEddy Match and the Strikes
  • 0h48m39s: BougerKoopsala
  • 0h54m55s: Day — Binoculars
  • 0h56m38s: Moments — Binoculars
  • 1h00m30s: I’m OKBobcat Bartolo
  • 1h18m29s: I’s The B’y — Bobcat Bartolo
  • 1h28m55s: Light Of Mine — Bobcat Bartolo
  • 1h43m10s: Garden of GreedKirstin Corbett with Bobcat Bartolo
  • 1h54m03s: Sweet Sarah Tonin — Bobcat Bartolo

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-26.mp3 (167 MiBytes, 2h00m55s, episode 22)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 26 August 2019

Photo Gallery

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Into the Void – Aug 23rd 2019

Tonight is the Second show in a series that will focus on a specific instrument. This week will feature songs with killer Flutes

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CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2019 with The Boys And I


The Boys And I
The Boys And I: Adom Postma, Marc Reilly, James Blacktop, Luke Ducharme

Show Notes

Today The Boys And I came into the studio to talk about their music and play some of it live on-air! The tracks are available on The Boys & I Songs on ReverbNation.

The Boys & I are a four-piece band: Marc Reilly on lead guitar, Luke Ducharme on percussion, Adom Postma on bass, and James Blacktop on guitar and vocals. Local to Kitchener, they play an assortment of classic rock, alternative, and lyrically driven original tunes.

Upcoming gigs:

  • Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 10pm — 1am: The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St. S., Cambridge
  • Sat, 7 Sep 2019, 2pm — 1am: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo. Benefit for OneROOF
  • Sat, 14 Sep 2019: Bell City Brewing, #9-51 Woodyatt Drive, Brantford
  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019: StrykerZ Kitchen & Bar, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
  • Fri, 27 Sep 2019: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo
  • Sat, 5 Oct 2019: Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa

More gigs on their Facebook Events page.

Online:

Music List

Music List in progress, stay tuned!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-19.mp3 (166 MiBytes, 2h00m41s, episode 21)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2019

Photo Gallery

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Into the Void – Aug 16th 2019

Tonight is the first show in a series that will focus on a specific instrument. This week will feature songs with killer saxophone.

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CKMS Community Connections for 12 August 2019: The Poetry Edition with The Arlington Six

Elizabeth McCallister and Mark Kempf at the microphone
Elizabeth McCallister and Mark Kempf
Today we’re joined by four members of The Arlington Six poetry society: Elizabeth McCallister, Mark Kempf, Lin Geary, and Jim Tomkins.


Lin Geary and Jim Tomkins at the microphone
Lin Geary and Jim Tomkins

Show Notes

Here are some of the poems read on the show, along with a few others that we didn’t get to.


“Paintings are like poems, they are thoughts abandoned” Stan J. White

Music Hall

by Stan J. White

Sex is something
God has thrown in to ensure
We do not confuse ourselves
     With deities, with angels –
a kind of tether
that never lets us stray too far
from freshly turned earth after rain
and in the pathos of it all
a constant reminder
     of vaudeville, of burlesque.

An Ode to Beer

by Jim Tomkins, 7 November 2011

Oh, amber elixir crowned with golden head
whence came your magic mystical mixture
of barley mash, crystalline water and fruity hops?
Brewed hodgepodge in containers from Sumeria to China
through cellared wooden kegs to Pilzen caves
and glistening copper kettles row on row.
Drunk in litres, pints and Aussie schooners,
halves, viertels and even once,
in six ounce ten cent drafts.
Oh, wine where is thy claim?
Full muted by this tasty honest brew
from ancient cloudy ale to new craft sips
past charcoal stout, beach blond lager
hoppy pale, sweet chocolate mild.
All sips tease lips, tempt discerning tongues
foaming moustaches form in the tingling wake
of fermented flavours gliding down.
Quaffed, not guzzled,
savoured, not chugged
each nuanced batch unique.
Taste, robust or delicate,
stirs heightened eloquence,
smooth patter, bravado’s hope.
Enter the intoxicating dreamland
of ambrosial brew
Biere, cervesa, live on!
Oh, amber elixir crowned with gold.

My Wreck Beach Haiku

by Lin Geary

my new raincoat
for Wreck Beach–
clear plastic

Buried Deep

by Becky D. Alexander

details from a memoir by Sergeant Jim Alexander (MM)
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Holland, 1945

In the kitchen, from the doorway to the hearth,
lying on the floor like some colossal cigarette –
a log , one end in the fire, burning slowly
as flames surround a bubbling pot.

It mystified the Canadian soldiers, those kept
after the war – troops retained
to rebuild a battered country, one
that refused to be swallowed back into the sea.

The explanation provided to the curious,
Because the Nazis took all of our metal:
axes, pitchforks, scythes and hoes, even kitchen knives

a last ditch effort to build more weapons.

Allied saviours shared meals of boiled tulip bulbs:
‘the most gawd-awful things you ever ate’
along with Red Cross chocolate and rationed tins
of bully beef: bitter meals of freedom.

Under our barn, wrapped in oiled burlap,
We have our tractor and plow – buried bits cloistered away
following the final swoop of the flag of black on red.
They never found them. Soon, we will plant.


This poem appeared in the anthology Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21 st Century, edited by James Deahl, Lummox Press, California. This anthology is available through Amazon.ca.

The Muffin Man

by Elizabeth McCallister

At two and a half,
He’s got it all figured out.
How to find his T.V. shows
and how to reach those muffins.
He takes one glance over his shoulder
as he stretches out his fingers.

He’s a bad boy though.
It’s his third,
but Mommy’s talking on the phone
so she can’t stop him.
He fixes sad brown eyes
on her to say
“I need this chocolate chip muffin.”
To peel back the golden skin of enriched white flour
and get to the centre.
Pick out each chocolate chip.
Set it aside on the coffee table
filled with his sticky fingerprints
and the goo of cooked muffin and chips
mixed with his saliva.
Place them there for later.
Make a happy face with
eight chips curved in a smile,
three for the eyes and nose.

He’s got his time alone with Mommy.
His big brother and Daddy are
off at Scout Camp together.
At night, he sleeps on top of her
so she can’t get away and leave him.
Until he goes off to playschool,
and sees his girlfriend Chelsea.
He’s decided his name is Sean.
It sounds better.

One day, he’ll fix
those big brown eyes on another woman.
She’ll melt like those chocolate chips
in his hot little fingers.
That’s the way it works.
Not the least Oedipal.
Just practising on the first woman
who loves him, picks up after him, feeds him.

Poem for Reading in a Bar

by Dave Margoshes

Hey, you, you in the back,
come a little closer. The poem
is warm, but its voice is soft.

And you, you over there,
don’t be afraid, the poem
bites, but only the ones it loves.

And you, yeah, I mean you,
looking so smug, do you really
think you’re immune to poetry?

This poem will get under
your skin, you’ll find yourself
thinking about it tonight

as you’re trying to fall asleep,
your lips moving in the dark,
alone in your bed with a poem

you hardly know. When you wake
the bed will be empty, the sheets
soiled, only the poem’s scent

on your pillow to let you know
it was there, only its footprints
in the snow outside your heart


From his collection Purity of Absence , (2001) Porcepic Books. Still available for purchase.

Six for the Solstice

(haiku from my garden)
by Lin Geary

first time for raised beds–
tender lettuce, red chard
chipmunk and sparrow

cirque du soleil–
these endless wire tents
for the seedling peas

brand-new
pistol-grip
econo-watering
thing
I water my shoes

the neighbour’s tom
brings his best invisible act–
doubtful blue jay

what will I serve with
this 64 dollar
vine-ripened tomato?

sister skunks
stroll under my hammock
lesson in prayer

Worship in the Boreal Forest

by Elizabeth McCallister

Our vespers were whispers to the moon,
and our matins sang the sun awake.
We drank in the summer’s long afternoons.
Began knitting blankets with the first snowflake.

We fell in love to the dance of butterflies.
Their white wings wove a spell of enchantment.
Breezes’ touch on our needles were our lullabies
serenading our young to sleep’s contentment.

We were the high priests within our temple
celebrating rites to our gods’ abundance.
Air, earth, water, light – our needs were simple.
The two-footed fiends stole away our innocence.

There are no songs when each breath is an effort.
All the brown-needled branches are our scars.
Dying, we entwine our roots for comfort,
and sighing send our sorrows to the stars.


These two poems were in the collection Notes from Suburbia, 2013, published by Craigleigh Press, Cambridge, ON. It isn’t in print but you may be able to obtain some of the last copies at the Green Heron bookstore in Paris, ON.

Santiago

by Jim Tomkins

On his shoulder tilts a rod
pointing the path so often trod.
In this town of Ford and Chevy
he strides determined to the levee.
Dew-dappled Levis, faded cuff
along dusty curbsides scuff.
Runners crunch the pearly gravel
keen to angle migrants’ travel.
Slimy pylons split the stream
hindrance to the caster’s dream.
Breezes push the sightless odor
sulphuric-past the tugboat’s motor.
Through Ambassador’s massive arc
stand unlit towers of the park.
Oriole, Indian, Yankee teams
thwart the Tigers’ pennant schemes.
Today fishing is his only care
minnows splash, striped bodies glare.
The run is over school is out
time to sell the pseudo-trout.
Scale-stained pockets, shiny dimes
magic simple childhood times.
Two-scooper from the inverted cone
Young Santiago trundles home.

Ashes

by Jim Tomkins, May 9th 2012 Mothers’ day

Her grey ashes sit
in a pressed board box
on an attic shelf
next to light lace doilies
with lavender scent.
Below a trunk’s contents:
sepia family photos known to her
stamps from a bygone era
sleeved in cracking plastic,
crocheted samplers, musty address book
her favourite sherry glass.

I’m happy that is the scene.
No need for flashy urn
to adorn the mantel.
She is far from discarded
her memory’s embedded
a bond from womb to life’s end
Mother to son.

The haiku that won the 2012 International Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Haiku Invitational, and rode the Vancouver buses for a couple of months:

by Lin Geary

morning tai chi–
all the prams
slowly turning pink

at the cenotaph

by Lin Geary, 2018

on a skinny cold day
bespoke in black
the long lamb coat, the boot-lined comfort…
there, alongside my fellow Canadians
it’s time to jut out my chin
in once-a-year pride
   to stand curbside guard
   to miscount the endless placing of wreaths
   to breathe out the thoughtless mind-frost
                into thin, thin air….

and the mic kicks in, then out
as a faultless child sings the Queen’s old anthem
and we all raise out descant and filler voices
                not missing a beat…

till Henry calls the Colour Guard to attention…
       Present Flags!
it is only then the tears begin
cloud my eyes and bite my cheeks
because Henry has led the parade
because Henry is my long-widowed neighbour
because Henry is 92, bent and strong

and I think Happy Birthday, Canada
because it is the 11th of November…
100 years of armistice after a war
                that birthed our nation
and here we stand, still firm, still cold
in perpetual grief

still hoping for peace

Maeve 3

Jim Tomkins, 2017

Rhythmic patter of sidewalk
slowly droops her eyes
gentle bump of each slab
confirms her comfort
a tiny hand protrudes
retreats returns to rest
wee nose below cap’s brim
contains genes of the stroller
as do tiny ears
peeking under pink flap
instinctual feeling confirms
the link
a generation apart
together strolling in the Annex
a primal confluence
pulses in the air.

11 Days

by Jim Tomkins, 2013

ebony locks beside miniscule digits
snorfly flared nose, flint coal eyes
endlessly curious in bright moments
of sight

one tiny nicked ear, peach-tinted cheeks
insatiable mouth, slight doubling chin
eagerly chomping in maternal moments
of milk

fuzzy cute sleeper housing jiggling legs
scrunched like a turtle thrusting out
kicking, declaring the embracing
Of life

The Poet

by Jim Tomkins

He sits
Glasses perched
Contemplative frown
Over hunched shoulders
Ancient desk and messy pen
His hair
Stands alert in silver halo
Around his warty pate
The lidded eyes closed in reverie
His thoughts
Provoke tugs of mustache
On bristled upper lip
Above careless shaving scar
He ponders
Lists of grasped images
Written on scraps
And stuffed in random pockets
He recalls
An endless selection
Of captured memories
That rooted themselves over time like saplings
His scribbling
Whisk him back in time
And force his aging brain
To organize. To prioritize. To choose
His words
Spill forth and write themselves
In haste and fear of loss
Like escaping prisoners
His poems
Speak not to another
Not to his audience
But to him alone
As he sits, glasses perched
At ancient desk and quill.

Death of the voice

by Jim Tomkins

For generations they came
first with mouth pieces
mounted on walls with hand held
receiver cones in touch by party line
then with dials and cradles
for decades used to keep in touch
clunky cordless devolved to flip
to ironic smart
communication ended
dumbed down by texting
muffled by instagram
silenced by Facebook
voices no longer heard
or listened to
the chat castrated
the telephone a eunuch
in the harem of the algorithm


A correction — Mark Kempf writes: “I am so embarrassed to say but happy to report Wendell Berry is not dead as I so confidently mentioned yesterday — I wanted to let you know as soon as I could.
My confusion is completely indefensible, and not sure why I thought it now.”

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-12.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 2h00m15s, episode 20)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 12 August 2019

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Into the Void – Aug 9th 2019

Tonight the show is co hosted by Megan and we are going to feature songs that we both like!

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CKMS Community Connections for 5 August 2019 with Christine Mayor and Kira Williams

Christine Mayor at the microphone
Christine Mayor
Kira Williams at the microphone
Kira Williams

Show Notes

The #Lights4LibertyKW vigil was held on Friday, 12 July 2019 in Waterloo Town Square to call for an end to both the migrant detention camps in the United States and those in Canada.

Christine Mayor a PhD student at Laurier University and a trauma therapist, spoke on the vigil organization and Canada’s own problems with refugee detention.

Kira Williams, a post-doctoral student from the International Migration Research Centre at the University of Waterloo spoke about international migrant detention issues.

Facebook: Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps
Twitter: #Lights4Liberty,   @Lights4Liberty
E-mail: lights4libertykw@gmail.com

Taking Action to End Migrant Detention

Lights for Liberty is not about one lone day of action. It’s a chance to elevate orgs that’ve been doing this work for years, to get involved, to demand change AND to fight for it. Join us.”

Lights for Liberty international organizers/hosts

  • Write to and call your MP calling on them to end migrant detention in Canada and to end the Safe Third Party Agreement with the United States.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/immigration-detention-1.4733897

  • Write to and call the Minister and Deputy Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenships and of Public Safety Canada calling on them to end migrant detention in Canada and to end the Safe Third Party Agreement with the United States.

  • Donate to an organization in the United States that is working to support migrants and refugees. There are a lot of options including RAICES, Immigrant Families Together, and ACLU.

  • Share articles on social media about the migrant detention camps in the U.S. and about migrant detention in Canada. Encourage others to take action and help them figure out how.

  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about some aspect of this work that’s important to you – ending migrant detention; being a welcome community for refugees and immigrants; the racist past and present of immigration policy in the U.S. and Canada, or closing the camps in the United States.

  • Donate to an organization in Canada that supports immigrants and refugees. There are lots of options including Canadian Council for Refugees, Migrante, No One Is Illegal Toronto, and Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre.

  • Write to and call your MPP about reversing the Ford government’s cuts to legal aid for refugees and immigrants.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/05/06/lawyers-and-doctors-join-forces-to-battle-legal-aid-cuts-for-refugees-immigrants.html

  • Advocate for a professional association or community organization that you’re a part of to formally call for an end to migrant detention and join relevant coalitions or working groups.

  • Connect with other participants from the Lights for Liberty event to organize another event – panel discussion on migrant discussion, fundraiser, film festival, demonstration, etc.

  • Get involved in Provincial and Federal politics – ensuring that migrant detention and services for immigrants and refugees are key election issues.

  • Join the mailing list for and follow immigrants’ rights groups on social media so that you can continue to learn and take action



Lights For Liberty poster

The Lights For Liberty vigil was announced on CKMS Community Connections on 8 July 2019.


J.P. Mortier | Nation Of Iron

Music List

The playlist today is entirely from Nation of Iron by J.P. Mortier, a singer, song writer and artist from Montreal. It’s a double album consisting of 24 songs clocking in at 2 hours and 19 minutes. On this album, he targets the totalitarian powers that be: governments, corporate power, religion, ideology, technology and other tools of destruction that want to rule our society. It seemed appropriate, given the topic for today’s show.

We dip into the album selections throughout the show, interspersed with talking to our in-studio guests.

J.P. will be touring across Canada in 2019.

  • 0h00m27s: Sons Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h04m33s: I’ve Known No War — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h26m20s: Resurrection — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h42m37s: World of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h49m56s: Americans — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h00m12s: Who Decides — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h28m16s: Breaking Point — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h42m52s: Corridors — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h47m23s: Shadows — J.P. Mortier

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-05.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m56s, episode 19)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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 5 August 2019

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Into the Void – Aug 2nd 2019

Tonight is all about opening acts that blew my mind. Some I wasn’t expecting, some I knew would blow me away. This is a two part series with this one focusing on the groovier side of things.

10 pm!

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CKMS Community Connections for 29 July 2019

15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park poster

Show Notes

Jenniefer Stronge interviews people at the WR Nonviolence Day In The Park

Music List

  • 0h00m27s: Bad DecisionsAaron Kowal
  • 0h26m20s: Friend of the Devil — Bobcat Bartolo & Kirstin Corbett
  • 0h30m25s: Playing With Fire — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h32m00s: Heart Beat — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h35m26s: Love Is Love — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h38m09s: I Make Things WorsePhil Glennie
  • 0h43m25s: We Met In The Middle — Phil Glennie
  • 0h45m11s: Trembling Hands — Phil Glennie
  • 0h48m03s: Nothing To Say — Phil Glennie
  • 0h51m10s: What You Were Hoping For — Phil Glennie
  • 0h54m54s: Something Shattered — Phil Glennie
  • 0h57m17s: Fewer Hands (Millennial Workers’ Song) — Phil Glennie
  • 1h00m26s: Sneakers SwingingRhythm Tryst
  • 1h04m47s: Subway Lightning — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h08m23s: Iris — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h12m33s: Chinny Chin Chin — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h16m32s: Fathom — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h20m49s: So Alive — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h32m35s: Daydream Rewind — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h36m13s: De Los DosAlex Cuba
  • 1h40m10s: Divido feat. Silvana Estrada — Alex Cuba
  • 1h43m40s: Yo No Sé — Alex Cuba
  • 1h58m20s: In The Back WoodsFog Blues and Brass Band

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-29.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m55s, episode 18)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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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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.

Into the Void – July 26th 2019

Tonight is all about opening acts that blew my mind. Some I wasn’t expecting, some I knew would blow me away. This is a two part series with this one focusing on the heavy side of things.

10 pm!

My show also replays on Sundays at 6:30pm

All my past episodes available in Hi Fidelity

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