Here’s this week’s show! Playlist is posted on Twitter at @CKMS81828384
Mo Markham joins me on a web conference to talk about the upcoming KW Vegfest 2021, and tells us about the speakers and vendors who will be at this year’s Vegfest. We talk about veganism, the need for a plant-based diet, and the “Ag Gag” laws that try to suppress publication of the problems with industrial agriculture. The speaker presentations are being recorded, so we’ll have Mo back in a few weeks to as we put some on the air.
I promised to play a bunch of new CanCon and KWCon music today, but there was so much Vegfest to talk about we didn’t get to it. We’ll definitely have a full music episode next week, and I’ll invite the musicians to come into the studio (when it re-opens) for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!
The interview starts at 6m30s.
- Website: https://kwvegfest.ca/
- Facebook: KW Vegfest | Facebook
- Instagram: @kwvegfest | Instagram
- YouTube: KW Vegfest | YouTube
- E-mail: email@example.com
KW Vegfest 2021
- When: 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, 26 September 2021
- Where: Downtown Kitchener Farmer’s Market
- Location: 300 King Street East, Kitchener, Ontario Map
- Website: https://kwvegfest.ca/
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-09-20-episode085.mp3 (82.9 MB, 57m32s, episode 085)
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The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
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|6m16s||Mo Markham tells us about this year’s KW Vegfest, being held in-person at the Kitchener Market. She gives a little history, and then goes over the Covid protocols in place, done by the Kitchener Market staff. There’s no online component, but presentations will be recorded and we’ll air excerpts on a future CCC. Mo tells us about the KW Vegfest programme, and tells us about some of the musical guests. There’s more stuff happening outside, and Mo goes over the list of vendors. We talk about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, there are Vegan Societies to help people with this, for example the KW Vegan Society and the Cambridge, Ontario Vegan Society. KW Vegfest is put on by KW Animal Save.
Veganism is one of the ways to address climate change — animal agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Plant Based Treaty was recently set up to bring attention to this, and some municipal councillors are already on board.
Mo’s cat Joanie introduces herself, and we talk about plant-based cat food. Cats are obligate carnivores, they’re required to eat meat. But the only nutrient needed by cats missing in plants is taurine, so adding a taurine supplement makes plant-based cat food completely nutritious for cats.
We talk about “vegan” as an ethical choice, separate from eating a plant-based diet. Veganism includes not using any animal based clothing, not going to the zoo, not riding a horse, not using animals in any way. It’s not only animal welfare that drives people to veganism, but also climate change. Mo tells us of her experiences in seeing the effects of climate change herself.
|Sam & The Terrible News|
|35m24s||Talking about “Ag Gag Laws”, to suppress information about the conditions for animals in industrial agriculture. Mo gives details about some of these “acceptable” practices. Content Warning: Mo gives some explicit descriptions of animal abuse. Talking about the specifics of the law, how it doesn’t do what it claims to do. There have been no incidents of disease brought in my activists. But it’s foreign and low-paid workers who are most at risk of the zoonotic diseases spread by poor working conditions in these places. Strong agricultural industry lobbying keeps this law on the books.|
|54m34s||Hardest Part (vocals by CJ Cooper)
and Bob gives the closing credits
Save Me A Seat
Hey all! I’m back at CKMS after a 37-year hiatus. My first broadcast goes out on Saturday at 10 pm. But I couldn’t wait to post it here too! Hope you enjoy!
Aly Berube is back for one last ride on the season finale of IAM EVERYTHING. She is a creative director, a film maker, and a really rad gal.
I want to thank everyone that has been on my show, iv had some amazing guests and stories and it was an honor.
Look out for a new upcoming show from me on my ig @shyunatown next year.
Until next time. We might meet again.
Good night San Diego.
You may remember our show from 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence, a politically active, indie rock band from southern Ontario. Peter spoke of a live, online event in August for prisoner justice.
The Soviet Influence have partnered up with the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project and produced a compilation record and streamed show this past weekend to raise funds and awareness of this cause. CKMS Community Connections is re-broadcasting that show, recorded by our sister campus radio station from Guelph University, CFRU-FM. It features performances from The Soviet Influence, Friday Empire, Skye Wallace, and Joni Void, along with interviews and information about the project.
The Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project (TPRP) is a volunteer organization of former prisoners, people with loved ones inside, front-line workers, artists, researchers, educators and students. They engage in direct action, public education, and mutual aid to shed light on the harms caused by incarceration and connect prisoners with social, financial, legal and health supports. They’re committed to abolition and building sustainable communities rooted in community care, transformative justice, and accountability.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 August 2021 is Prisoner Justice Day. Please join the memorial at the Church of the Holy Trinity, in Trinity Square tucked between the Eatons Centre and the Marriott Downtown. Between 5pm and 8pm there will be a vigil in solidarity with those who have died while incarcerated as well as to show support for prisoners’ rights. Former prisoners and their loved ones will share their stories and truths. There will be activities, music, performances, food, swag and more! Folks are encouraged to show up to demonstrate solidarity with prisoners and those impacted by incarceration. No one is free until we are all free.
You can support the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project at https://www.torontoprisonersrightsproject.org/get-involved-and-support All proceeds go to mutual aid projects including the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, Jail Hotline, and Good Food Boxes, and support our direct action advocacy work (through digital organizing tools and protest supplies). Supporters can contribute a monthly donation on Patreon that includes exclusive TPRP merchandise as a thank-you.
Or you can make a one-time donation to the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, started by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and the Toronto Prisoners’’ Rights Project. It’s a team of volunteers that are organizing to support prisoners, who believe that people need access to community support and not human cages. The fund was originally launched as a response to the pandemic. Given the clear gaps in care that have been revealed by the volume of applications, they are continuing to raise funds so long as there are needs to be met. This fund is intended for people inside prisons and jails and recently released prisoners. People behind bars often need support to contact their loved ones or purchase essential items on their canteen. Recently released prisoners need access to funds for housing, food, clothing, and physical and mental health supports. Families who still have loved ones behind bars need funds for expensive phone bills and canteens.
And you can download the Toronto Prisonsers Rights Project Compilation EP by Musicians For Mutual Aid. The record features new music from The Soviet Influence along with tracks from Skye Wallace, The Burning Hell, Sean Bertram, Friday Empire, Davita Guslits, Joni Void + Jerry Quickley, and Kayla Hagerty.
The broadcast starts at 4m43s.
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-08-09-episode084.mp3 (90.3 MB, 1h02m38s, episode 084)
John is an actor whom stands at 6’5, covered in tattoos. Though he looks intimidating, once you get to know him, he comes off super friendly and a kind soul to be around, He is also a Dad, writer, director, producer, stuntman, podcast host, cage rattler, mover and shaker and so much more. Get to know him!
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Chase O’Donnell is a comedian and actor who was born and raised in Los Angeles. Chase attended UC Santa Barbara and graduated with a BFA in acting. She studied improvisation at the Groundlings School, Annoyance Theater, and UCB which inspired her to create her own comedy content. Upon graduation, Chase wrote and starred in the comedic two person show, ‘Too Blondes’, which the New York Times compared to the Smothers Brothers and Broad City. Too Blondes ran off-broadway and won the Broadway World award for best duo in 2016. Chase has since moved back to Los Angeles and performs comedy through out the city. She currently works on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Jake Feeney comes back to chat about his new single Sunrise and many other things…
Jake was last on CKMS Community Connections on 16 March 2020.
The interview starts at 2m33s.
- Facebook: Jake Feeney | Facebook
- Instagram: @jakefeeney
- YouTube: Jake Feeney Music
- Bandcamp: Jake Feeney | Bandcamp
- SoundCloud: Jake Feeney | SoundCloud
- Twitter: @jakefeeneymusic
- Amplify Link: Jake Feeney (No Headlights)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-05-24-episode083.mp3 (52.3 MB, 54m23s, episode 083)
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|2m33s||Bob and Jake talk about the production of Sunrise; discussing the lyrics, which mean different things to different people;|
|16m54s||Technical troubles at CKMS-FM; a pitch for the Spring 2021 Fundraiser (yes the station phone number is +1‑519‑884‑2567); Concentrating on songs, not albums. Jake explains “Fingerstyle” or “Travis Picking”, and introducing Growing Pains.|
|27m32s||Growing Pains||Jake Feeney||
CKMS-FM Live, On-air, In-Studio
|30m40s||Birthday greetings to Chrystal Koehler, who turns 90 years old next Sunday; introducing Dancing Queen.|
|32m44s||Dancing Queen (Fingerstyle guitar cover)||Zsolt Homonnai||
|33m40s||Dancing Queen (Live at Wembley, 1979)||ABBA||
Live at Wembley Arena
|37m25s||Introducing Leo Moracchioli’s heavy metal Dancing Queen cover.|
|37m49s||Dancing Queen (Metal Cover)||Leo Moracchioli||
|38m50s||Enjoying heavy metal music. Doing things online (or not), concerts, teaching; cat videos and the #LugaLuga cat.|
|46m08s||Soulful Singing Cat Live Looping Remix||Alugalug Cat X The Kiffness||
|48m19s||I Don’t Wanna Be Touched||Meredith Bull||
|50m23s||Bob & Jake make their goodbyes; Bob promotes Musician’s FAQ and the Andy Klaehn special next week; Bob gives the credits.|
|52m25s||Spiderman||Keith Murch and Andy Klaehn||
Kayo Guevarra was born and raised in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Kayo describes his sound as ‘Future meets Fugees’. It’s a lush blend of hip-hop, R&B and Reggae; a raspy delivery mixed with unique cadence, catchy melodies and a certain rhythm that could only stem from his island upbringing.
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.
- Website: The Soviet Influence
- Twitter: @InfluenceSoviet
- Facebook: The Soviet Influence | Facebook
- Instagram: @thesovietinfluence
- BandCamp: Music | The Soviet Influence
- Spotify: The Soviet Influence – Spotify
- BLM Canada
- Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project
- 1492 Land Back Lane on Facebook
And it’s the time of our Radio Waterloo Spring 2021 Fundraising Drive, donate at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give !
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)
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-05-10-episode082.mp3 (57.1 MB, 59m22s, episode 082)
All music today is by The Soviet Influence.
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|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.|
|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.|
|34m36s||Doing 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 email@example.com, 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.|
Video: CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 (WebM, 215.3 MB, 1h01m29s)
Lukas Rossi is a Canadian rock singer, songwriter, musician and was the winner of the CBS Television reality series Rock Star: Supernova – a televised audition contest to become lead singer of the hard rock supergroup Rock Star Supernova featuring members from Motley Crue, Metallica and Guns N Roses.
Writer. Blogger. Music geek. Poet. Feminist. Horror/Sci-fi. Mental Health Ambassador, from Melbourne, Aus.
Kenny Hotz is a Canadian entertainer, South Park staff writer, “Kenny” of the Comedy Central television series Kenny vs. Spenny, creator of the FX series Testees, and Kenny Hotz’s Triumph of the Will. He has received numerous international awards for his film, television, and digital content. Hotz is a former Vice host and contributor who began his career as a Gulf War photo-journalist and is the godson of folk singer Joni Mitchell. In 2013 he was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada.
You might know the old story about Charles Manson, but have you ever heard about the mind bending MK Ultra story? This one turns the old one on its head!
Paper Lions (formerly the Chucky Danger Band) is a Canadian indie rock band, based in formed in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. They have toured around Canada, and have released several albums, including 2017’s Full Colour and 2020 Stay Together.
Nelson Sobral is a guitarist, singer-songwriter based out of Toronto. His music is a bluesy r&b country-rock cocktail in the vein of The Black Crowes, Joey Landreth, Bahamas, Doyle Bramhall II & Glen Hansard.
It’s the first CKMS Community Connections show of spring, when grass is growing, birds are singing, and new music is released. The studio remains closed due to Covid so there’s no interviews, but we have lots of newly released music with several tracks from local Waterloo Region musicians!
- Website: https://www.courtneywolfemusic.com/
- Twitter: @courtneyywolfee
- Facebook: Courtney Wolfe | Facebook
- Instagram: @_courtneywolfe | Instagram
- YouTube: Courtney Wolfe – Topic | YouTube
- SoundCloud: Courtney Wolfe | SoundCloud
- Spotify: Courtney Wolfe | Spotify
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.jessemaxwellmusic.com/
- Instagram: @JesseMvxwell
- Twitter: @JesseMvxwell
- Facebook: Jesse Maxwell
- Spotify: Jesse Maxwell
- YouTube: Jesse Maxwell
- Apple Music: Jesse Maxwell on Apple Music
- Twitter: @ley_vara | Twitter
- Facebook: Ley Vara | Facebook
- Instagram: @ley.vara | Instagram
- YouTube: Ley Vara | YouTube
- YouTube: Ley Vara – Topic | YouTube
- SoundCloud: Ley Vara | SoundCloud
- Spotify: Ley Vara | Spotify
- Twitter: @CraigStickland | Twitter
- Facebook: Craig Stickland | Facebook
- Instagram: @craigstickland | Instagram
- YouTube: Craig Stickland | YouTube
- SoundCloud: Craig Stickland | SoundCloud
- Spotify: Craig Stickland | Spotify
- Website: https://www.jpsunga.com/
- Twitter: @JPSUNGAMUSIC | Twitter
- Facebook: JP SUNGA: Music | Facebook
- Instagram: @jpsungamusic | Instagram
- YouTube: JP SUNGA | YouTube
- Bandcamp: JP SUNGA | Bandcamp
- SoundCloud: JP SUNGA | SoundCloud
- Spotify: JP SUNGA | Spotify
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- Website: https://nikamowin.com/en/artist/laura-niquay
- Facebook: Laura Niquay | Facebook
- Bandcamp: Laura Niquay | Bandcamp
- SoundCloud: Laura Niquay | SoundCloud
- Spotify: Laura Niquay | Spotify
- Twitter: @willynillyband | Twitter
- Facebook: Willy Nilly | Facebook
- Instagram: @willynillyband | Instagram
- YouTube: Willy Nilly | YouTube
- Bandcamp: Willy Nilly | Bandcamp
- SoundCloud: Willy Nilly | SoundCloud
- Spotify: Willy Nilly | Spotify
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Blue Stones
- Twitter: @thebluestones | Twitter
- Facebook: The Blue Stones | Facebook
- Instagram: @thebluestones | Instagram
- YouTube: The Blue Stones | YouTube
- Bandcamp: The Blue Stones | Bandcamp
- Spotify: The Blue Stones | Spotify
- Texting: +1‑313‑710‑5531
Beast & Fish
- Facebook: Beast & Fish | Facebook
- Instagram: @beast_and_fish | Instagram
- YouTube: Beast & Fish | YouTube
- Spotify: Beast & Fish | Spotify
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-03-22-episode081.mp3 (57.8 MB, 1h00m07s, episode 081)
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|7m41s||I’ll Make You||Jesse Maxwell||(single)|
|11m18s||Not Enough Time||Ley Vara||Not Enough Time|
|14m14s||Red Flag||Red Flag|
|17m39s||While We Wait For The Sun To Rise||Craig Stickland||Baked|
|24m32s||In My Bones||JP SUNGA||(single)|
|28m41s||For Your Sympathy (Feat. Mark Pelli)||(single)|
|34m24s||Nicto Kicko||Laura Niquay||Waska Matisiwin|
|37m29s||Mystery Meats||Willy Nilly||Confused and Rejuvenated|
|40m49s||What Are We Gonna Do If The Drugs Run Out|
|44m56s||Spirit||The Blue Stones||Hidden Gems|
|48m50s||I Am||Beast & Fish||PLAY WITH ME|
|56m00s||Red And Blue|
Bodyimage is a talented singer songwriter, with amazing production, straight from LA. Check this episode out!
It’s International Women’s Day, so today we’re celebrating by featuring music by the women of Waterloo Region. Sadly, there’s only an hour of CCC so we couldn’t possibly squeeze in all the wonderful musicians in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the townships. If you’ve got some music you’d like aired on Radio Waterloo then send an e-mail at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to add it to our Digital Music Library. Full information is at How To Submit Music.
Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-03-08-episode080.mp3 (58.7 MB, 1h01m10s, episode 080)
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CKMS Community Connections
|0m40s||Your Enemy||Allison Brown||
Stitches and Incisions
|5m31s||Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbour|
|9m28s||Die Alone||Chelsey Danfield||
|12m27s||Bell Bottom Jeans||
At The Time
|22m04s||Dark Cloud||Taylor Davison||
|25m21s||Let You Go||
|32m46s||When You Wore A Tulip||Janice Jo Lee||
|34m37s||All The Time You Were Silent|
|39m55s||I Remember||Tamara Maddalen||
Mint Green Mercury
|43m13s||To The Trees||To The Trees||
To The Trees
|46m03s||All Your Black Colours||Lara MacMillan||
|48m52s||Fourteen Days||Elsa Jayne||
|52m32s||Courage||Courage My Love||
Courage My Love
Rapper from Halifax Nova Scotia.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a body when there is no more life within it? Have you ever had questions for someone who deals with the dead? Look no further, Ellie all the way from the uk can answer those questions and more!