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.
|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.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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)