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CKMS Community Connections for 18 February 2022 with James Blacktop, Marc Reilly, and Adom Postma of The Boys & I

Show Notes

CKMS Community Connections for Friday 18 February 2022 with James Blacktop and The Boys & I (screencap of webconf with James Blacktop playing guitar, CCC logo in bottom left, teal lettering along the bottom)
James Blacktop on CKMS Community Connections, 18 February 2022
(Marc Reilly, the text reads Fellow Jitser)
Marc Reilly
Adom Postma (webconf screencap of Adom with a blurred background)
Adom Postma

The Boys & I are back in the studio! Well, on a web conference, because the CKMS studio is still closed to guests until the pandemic subsides. James Blacktop, Marc Reilly and Adom Postma tell us about their experience with the pandemic, their studio session, working with a producer, being a road band, and give us a brief rundown of upcoming gigs. Nathan Bonassin couldn’t be with us today, there’s that day job getting in the way again.

We play some music from their past appearances on CCC (19 August 2019 and 31 August 2020), James plays a love song for his fiancée Stepaniee (they’re getting married this summer — Congratulations!), and we play the brand new single White Hot which was released today.

The interview starts at 4m50s.

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Upcoming Events

  • The Slye Fox

    When: Friday, 11 March 2022
    Location: 4057 New St, Burlington, Ontario
    Website: https://www.slyefox.com/

  • EP Release Party

    When: Saturday, 19 March 2022
    Where: Descendants Beer and Beverage Company
    Location: 319 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario
    Website: https://www.descendantsbeer.com/

  • Stoney Creek

    When: April 2022
    Where: To Be Announced

Check The Boys & I Facebook Page for more events.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-02-18-episode091.mp3 (54.1 MB, 56m17s, episode 091)

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  
0m00s CKMS Community Connections Theme by Steve Todd. CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
1m04s That Ain’t Me Anymore CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

19 Aug 2019
4m50s The Boys & I were in Chalet Studio in Uxbridge from September to November to record an EP, Ignite with 5 tracks. Worked with staff who recorded That Ain’t Me Any More, but learning all about distribution and marketing. On the web conference with James Blacktop (vocals), Marc Reilly (guitarist), Adom Postma (bass). Everyone is excited to be playing live in front of an audience again. The EP includes another track, Book Of Counted Sorrows, written during the pandemic. Marc created the riff, James wrote the lyrics.
10m54s Book Of Counted Sorrows CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

31 Aug 2020
15m04s Marc says the music in a minor key with an interesting riff sounded sad, fitting with the pandemic. Started as a remote collaboration, passing music and lyrics back and forth before working together. The full EP, remaining four songs will come out together on 18 March 2022, Book Of Counted Sorrows will be the second single off the EP but released on the same day. Introducing Nathan Bonassin (drummer) can’t make it due to work. James working on another song, Old Fashioned Kind Of Love, a summertime love song. We’ve been playing Lay Down Easy at the station.
22m34s Lay Down Easy CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

31 Aug 2020
26m18s Why release a song in Winter? We all need a bit of White Hot in the winter. But it builds up an audience for summer concerts. There’s a concert from 8pm to 10pm tonight (Friday, 18 February 2022) at Descendants brewery; James lists other upcoming events. How far do The Boys & I travel? Welland, Oshawa, usually within about an hour and a half. They’ve been approached to join the “Extreme Tour”, with shows throughout the United States. But 2020 and 2021 happened. Maybe this summer. Is streaming worthwhile? Not as a revenue stream. But it helps get gigs. James promised Stephaniee to play a song live on the air, the song they will dance to at their upcoming wedding.
32m25s Here I Stand
Live, On-air
Stephaniee and James Blacktop staring into each others eyes
Stephaniee and James Blacktop
36m24s Discussing James and Stephaniee’s wedding. Looking forward to the honeymoon in Europe. Adom and Marc leave the lovesong writing to James. This studio session was a totally different experience than the one in 2020. The band had a producer that nitpicked technique to get the best out of the band. That has affected the live performance, but they sneak in some of the old-style riffs, the “OG Version”. But no background vocalists! White Hot came out today, eagerly looking forward to streaming hits. James quit smoking and has improved his vocal range, looking to increase his repertoire to take advantage. James tells us the inspiration for White Hot — James didn’t think it was very good, but Adom recognized it as a banger right away. Bob heard White Hot as the theme on Wide World Of Motorsports, but without James’ singing!
51m17s White Hot The Boys & I | White Hot (an angel  playing a piano on fire)
on Spotify
54m43 The Boys & I are coming back to CKMS Community Connections for the EP release on 18 March 2022. We say our goodbyes, and Bob reads 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 18 February 2022

More Bonus Footage!

YouTube: White Hot from The Boys & I / James Blacktop

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CKMS Community Connections for 14 February 2022: The Valentines Day Show

Show Notes

Black and white illustration of the heart shape with music notes in the middle.

It’s Valentines Day, and what better way to celebrate than by playing love songs? It’s a day for songs about true love, unrequited love, spurned love, lost love, and spiders.

Spiders? OK, I didn’t know how else to fit in a track from Active Dark Filament. Erroll Zastre writes:

“Lake of the Spiders”, I don’t know, a romantic place to take your significant other… get eaten by a giant spider? I’ve been watching too many Saturday night Svengoolie horror programs.

Also on the show today we have the debut radio performance of Talk by Living Room For Small. Many thanx to Owen for getting the track to us with virually no advance notice!

There’s also a teaser of the new single from The Boys & I, White Hot which comes out on all streaming platforms on Friday. We’ll have an interview with James Blacktop on our Friday afternoon episode at 3:00pm.

Did you ever see the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line? Until I saw that movie I didn’t know that Ring Of Fire was a love song written by June Carter Cash to Johnny Cash. We start off the show with a beautiful rendition by I, The Mountain.

Since there are no interviews but it’s all CanCon music (and mostly KWCon music) there won’t be a podcast. Sorry. Once the studio re-opens for guests I’ll step up my game and get people in for interviews, Live On-Air In-Studio performances, and podcasts.

–Bob.

Music 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
0m44s Ring Of Fire Picture of members of I , The Mountain
(singles)
I, THe Mountain
4m11s Houseplant
7m02s Tease Me (three men using a telephone)
(singles)
Living Room For Small
10m36s Talk
14m33s Sarah (Will Grande at the Kitchener bus terminal)
(singles)
Will Grande
18m11s 1 2 3 4
21m12s Lake of the Spiders Active Dark Filament | Dancing Ghosts (CGI rendering of a molecule)
Dancing Ghost
Active Dark Filament
25m00s Crazy Rosie Samra | Missed Connection (Rosie laying on the floor in front of an old-timey telephone)
(singles)
Rosie Samra
28m16s Missed Connection
31m47s Futility Jacquie Drew | Lifelong Truth (Jacquie Drew sitting at a bar)
Lifelong Truth
Jacquie Drew
35m39 Anything & Everything
40m24s Love Is Love Aaron Kowal | Love Is Love (Aaron Kowal with his back to the camera wearing a cutoff jean jacket with slogans; pink shadowy background)
Good Sins, Bad Decisions
Aaron Kowal
43m07s Bad Decisions
47m14s That Ain’t Me Anymore That Ain't Me Anymore - The Boys & I (album cover)
(single)
The Boys & I
51m29s White Hot
54m56 Extro Credits
55m57s Ring Of Fire Social Distortion | Live In Orange County (B&W photo of band members on a yellow background)
Live In Orange County
Social Distortion

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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Music of the heart from Public Domain Vectors is used under a CC -PD Public Domain (CC and PD in circles on a gray background, 'public domain' text below in white letters on a black background) CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication license.

CKMS Community Connections for 21 September 2020 with JSP and Felix Ranchero of the Atardecer Ranchero program

Show Notes

Bob Jonkman interviews musician JSP, and co-hosts the program with Felix Ranchero of Atardecer Ranchero, which airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

JSP (wearing a sheepskin coat with the collar covering his mouth)
JSP

JSP

The interview starts at 9m12s.

Online:


Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567

Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On The Ranch

Atardecer Ranchero currently airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Thursday afternoon from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

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Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-09-21-episode060.mp3 (56.4 MB, 58m37s, episode 060)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Hostages Cooless Cooless | Hostages (high-colour illustration of a young girl holding a gun)
Hostages
4m45s The End Begins
7m20s Bio info for Cooless, trying to introduce JSP
8m21s Becky’s Back Cooless Cooless | Hostages (high-colour illustration of a young girl holding a gun)
Hostages
9m12s Talking to JSP about Don’t Worry, his new single made during quarantine; the ideas that led to the single, distribution on radio and Spotify; “JSP” was “Jay Superior”, discussing earlier works, and JSP’s art in other media. Talking about JSP’s studio and equipment, live performances. Introducing Don’t Worry.
23m51s Don’t Worry JSP Picture of JSP, upside down
(single)
28m09s Discussion with Felix Ranchero of Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On The Ranch, Felix’s history on radio, language differences between Salvadorean and European Spanish. A bit of history of Bob Jonkman, too. Talking about community radio, how community radio works, involvement of the community. Talking about Jenniefer Stronge’s vision for CKMS Community Connections. Promoting the Host Your Own Show program, playing Rob Curwain’s HYOS promo.
50m37s Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers | Coward Of The County (logo at the top, portrait of Kenny Rogers below)
Coward Of The County
54m49s Val Scheer promotes Host Your Own Show, how to listen to Radio Waterloo and Atardecer Ranchero; end credits
57m54s That Ain’t Me Anymore James Blacktop and The Boys & I That Ain't Me Anymore - The Boys & I (album cover)Single

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 21 September 2020

Extra Bonus Footage

Posted by Felix Ranchero on Monday, September 21, 2020

Facebook: Felix Ranchero was live.

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

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

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

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 27 April 2020

The studio is still closed due to COVID-19, so there’s just new Canadian Content music today.

Time Title Artist Album
11:00:00 Theme for CKMS Community Connections Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
11:00:26 High Speed The Wild Still Believe In Rock & Roll
11:03:41 Playing With Fire The Wild Still Believe In Rock & Roll
11:07:44 Superstar Beast & Fish Keep It Simple
11:12:18 I don’t Forgive And I Don’t Forget Beast & Fish Keep It Simple
11:15:12 This Love’s On Fire Guy Paul Thibault This Love’s On Fire (Single)
11:18:31 Out on the Frontier Calvin Becker
11:22:06 Angel In Disguise The Boys And I
11:25:53 Vapor Trail James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:32:16 Every Time James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:38:32 Lying Awake Dreaming James Blacktop Lying Awake Dreaming
11:41:06 Pour rêver Christine Melanson Cent millions d’années
11:44:06 Tu m’auras pu asteure Christine Melanson Cent millions d’années
11:46:42 Happenstance Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson
11:51:49 Poor Butterfly Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson
11:57:32 Storm Chasers Redline Trio redline trio featuring steve hudson

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

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 16 December 2019 with Mike Sharp

Mike Sharp didn’t bring his guitar today, but we chatted about musical instruments, performing, and his Mountanne Music House.

Show Notes

Mike Sharp at the microphone
Mike Sharp

The interview starts at 9m37s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-16.mp3 (82.3 MiBytes, 59m56s, episode 31)

Podcast Index


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

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 16 December 2019

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.

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.

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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.

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

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2019

Photo Gallery

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.