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July 2013 Archives

Measha and Roman team up for Chamberfest gala

measha roman.jpgThe Gryphon Trio, featuring Chamberfest artistic director Roman Borys, are celebrating their 20th anniversary together. And soprano Measha Brueggergosman is celebrating her departure from Ottawa...Well, OK, maybe not celebrating. But both are marking significant life events, and so it makes sense that they'll both be performing tomorrow at Chamberfest's gala concert. Roman and and Measha joined us for a (very entertaining) preview.

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Canada, meet your National Geographic World Championship team

Winning the National Geographic World Championship requires teamwork, focus, and a near-encyclopedic knowledge of geography. And Canadians are apparently pretty good at this -- we came in 2nd place in 2011.

 

This year's team of bright young teenagers is hoping to top that; they're in Ottawa for some last-minute training before leaving tomorrow for St. Petersburg, Russia. We were joined by 15-year-old Spencer Zhao of Toronto, 16-year-old Kyle Richardson of Kitchener, and 15-year-old Jacob Burnley of Nanaimo, B.C.

 

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Odyssey Theatre puts masks on Shaw

armsandtheman.JPG"The secret of success is to offend the greatest number of people."

 

Those words were spoken by the great Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. And they've inspired Andy Massingham, the director of a new version of Shaw's play Arms and the Man.
It's being put on by Odyssey Theatre, part of their new season of Theatre Under the Stars, and it debuts tonight at Strathcona Park. That's where we reached Andy, in the middle of rehearsals.

 

 
 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • More information here about the Canadian Blood Services' Climb4Cord campaign
  • The Honour the Apology vigil and walk takes place tomorrow (Thu) at noon, starting at Victoria Island
  • The city wants your feedback on suburban driveways -- link to the survey here
  • Jessica Linnebach plays the Under the Pines festival this weekend -- more info on the festival web site

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Nomads" by Highs, from the album Highs
  • "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms" by Old Man Luedecke, from the album Tender is the Night

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Peter's Blues" by Peter Appleyard, fromt he album All Points East

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell, from the album Ladies of the Canyon

 

Honour the Apology vigil & march

Melody05-web.jpgOn Thursday, Melody McKiver will help lead a group of people to the front door of Aboriginal Affairs HQ. They'll request the release of federally-held archival documents that relate to residential schools. Alan spoke to Melody about the Honour The Apology vigil and march.

(Photo by John Paillé)

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D is for (Byelection) Dinner: Bronwyn Funicello on gluten-free pizza

funicello.jpegAll this Ottawa South byelection campaign we're asking 4 of the candidates to take us to their favourite eateries in the riding. (You can view the previous two here and here.) Today, NDP candidate Bronwyn Funicello tells us why she loves Lorenzo's Pizzeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Should you pave your lawn?

The City of Ottawa is considering possible expansions in the suburbs. But this growth doesn't involve the usuals like roads or schools; instead, it's about paving over front lawns to make way for bigger driveways.

 

The City is exploring whether its by-laws for driveways outside the greenbelt need an update. Tim Moerman is a planner with the Zoning Studies Unit with the City. He joined us in studio for more detailed look about what could come to a suburban driveway near you.

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Tonight, the Ottawa Safety Council holds a focus group on its plan to revive the Children's Safety Village -- it's at the Hintonburg Community Centre at 6; on Wednesday, the focus group moves to Shenkman Arts Centre -- that's at 5:15 p.m.
  • More info about the Ottawa South byelection
  • Pattie Malette is Justin Bieber's mom and the author of Nowhere But Up: the Story of Justin Bieber's Mom

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Tall Tall Shadow" by Basia Bulat, from the album Tall Tall Shadow
  • "Leaves, Trees, Forest" by Dan Mangan, from the album Oh Fortune

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Read My Mind" by Leif Vollebekk, from the album Borrowed Time
  • "Shadow of Love" by Sloan, from the album Double Cross
  • "Save Your Neck, Save Your Brother" by I Am Robot and Proud

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "Babies Don't Like Blue Anymore" by Yukon Blonde, from the album Yukon Blonde

Pattie Mallette on being the mom of Bieber

nowhere-but-up-cover.jpgThey started lining up in the early hours to be first in line...Lawnchairs and blankets sprawled on ashphalt, waiting to see the celebrity who was arriving in town today...And at around 1 p.m., they had their chance to finally meet... Justin Bieber's. .. mom.

 

That's right, not only is Justin Bieber in town today... so is his mom, Patti Mallette. She just happened to be signing her book at Chapters on Pinecrest -- the teen edition of Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom. In it, she says: "I had plenty of serious talks with Justin.  I didn't want him to get an inflated ego. I always reminded him where his gifts came from and how he found himself surrounded by incredible opportunities".

 

But this year he's had much publicized problems: run-ins with the press, late starts for concerts, lost monkeys and a much-publicized urination in a kitchen janitor pail... all of which Patti Mallette has seen broadcast around the world. But in her book Patti Mallette also details her own teen years ... dealing with alcohol, drugs, sex, depression and anxiety... as well as of course the latter years of what it's like to be the mom of the pop star... We reached Patti earlier today at Chapters, right after her book signing.

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Cabin Fever" by Shred Kelly, from the album In the Hills
  • "Love Bug Blues" by Charles Bradley, from the album Victim of Love
  • "The Heat's On" by Roy Eldridge, from the album The Complete Verve Studio Sessions

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Here We Go Again" by Lynne Hanson, from the album Once the Sun Goes Down

Between 5 & 6:

  • "The Artist" by Louise Burns, from the album The Midnight Mass

Farmers respond to Premier Wynne's agricultural priorities

Kathleen Wynne is of course the premier of Ontario, but her other role -- as the province's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs -- is just as important for local farmers.

 

Paul Slomp is the owner of Grazing Days, a grass-fed beef farm near Manotick. Robin Turner co-owns the Roots and Shoots Farm -- also near Manotick -- and is the president of the Ottawa Farmers' Market association. They joined us to react to Premier Wynne's agricultural priorities, as she spelled out earlier on our show.

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Dark Matter" by Lindy, from the album Young Waverer
  • "Like A Bird" by James Hill, from the album Man with a Love Song

 

Between 4 & 5:

  • "It's Alright" by Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, from the album It's Alright
  • "Meet Me Halfway" by Jane's Party, from the album Hot Noise

 

Between 5 & 6:

  • "I See Love" by Federal Lights, from the album We Were Found in the Fog

 

Premier Wynne Comes to Town

Wynne.JPGOntario Premier Kathleen Wynne was in Ottawa to do some campaigning with the Liberal candidate for the Ottawa South by-election.

They spent the day on the streets of Ottawa.

But she took a break from that to speak with Alan on everything from by-elections, to casinos to whether municipalities can expect more funding from the province.

 



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The All In A Day Mixed Tape

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We were inspired by yesterday's conversation about crafting the perfect mixed tape to try our hand at it...with help from listeners.

Production credits to tweeters: Pauline Mousseau, Marc Gagnon, Mark Scrivener, Trevor Pritchard, Lenny Wu, Conner (no last name) Glenn Nuotio, Shawn and David (also with no last names). Thanks again!

 

Track 1 Bibio/Lovers' Carvings

Track 2 Lucina Williams/Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Track 3 The Nationa/Bloodbuzz, Ohio

Track 4 Constatines/Insectivora

Track 5 Majical Cloudz/Bugs Don't Buzz

Track 6 Strange Advance/Second That I Saw You

Track 7 Pukka Orchesetra/Listen to the Radio

Track 8 Haim/Don't Save Me

Track 9 Moody Blues/Here Comes the Weekend

Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • The "summer jam swap" of mixtapes takes place tonight starting at 7, at Antique Skate Shop -- bring a mixtape to share on any format!

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Ghosts" by Motel Raphael
  • Rolf Klausener's mixtape picks: "Born Again" by Diana, "The Road" Missing Linx, "Lewis Takes Off His Shirt" by Owen Pallett, and "Thailand" by Boyhood
  • Rachel Stone's mixtape picks: "Amigos y Novios" by Enrique Guzman, "Baby" by Ariel Pink, "All I Wanna Do" by the Beach Boys, and "Take it Easy My Brother Charles" by Astrud Gilberto
  • "Ice Cream in the Park" by More or Les, from the album Mastication
  • "House of the Rising Sun" by the Animals

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  •  "Up in the Belfry" by Winchester Warm, from the album Sky One Room
  • "Says the Spark" by Amos the Transparent, from the album Goodnight My Dear, I'm Falling Apart

Robert reviews Pacific Rim

Monsters against Robots!!

 

 

Surprisingly, it seems to the one summer blockbuster our film critic has actually enjoyed this year...

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Celebrating the art of the summer mixtape

mixtape.jpgIf you let it, it can keep you up all night...Trying to guide the emotional current...Committing to obsession and indulgence...The end result can start relationships and end others...Not to mention really add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to a long car-ride.

 

That's right -- the power of the mixtape is not to be taken lightly. Tonight, proponents of the medium will be packing up their cassettes, their CD-Rs -- heck, their floppy disks -- and meeting at Antique Skateshop to swap their homemade compilations at a benefit for CHUO.The second annual Summer Jam Swap will feature mixes from a few local pros. two of whom joined us with their summer music mix picks --  Rachel Stone performs around town as DJ Lamb Rabbit, and Rolf Klausener is a musician and Artistic Director for the Arboretum Arts Festival.

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Do I Have Power" by Timber Timbre, from the album Creep On Creepin' On
  • "Summer Dress" by Highs, from the album Highs

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Nature of the Beast" by Aaron Bird, from the album La Notte

Between 5 & 6:

  • "When the Sun Goes Nova" by Bruce Cockburn, from the album Night Vision
  • "Go Your Own Way" by Karl Wolf (single)
  • "Peace Out" by Karl Wolf (single)

 

Remembering Alex Colville

Today, Canadians are remembering one of the country's best-known artists. Alex Colville died yesterday at his home in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, at the age of 92. Colville was known for paintings like "Horse and Train," which shows a black stallion galloping at a train engine...And "To Prince Edward Island," which features a woman gazing at the viewer through a pair of binoculars.

 

For his thoughts on why Colville's work endeared him to so many people, we were joined by Charlie Hill, curator of Canadian art for the National Gallery of Canada.

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And we also challenged you to recreate your favourite Colville painting, and we got a few great responses...

Quite a few listeners sent in tributes to To Prince Edward Island, including Judith Scott, Tanis Stoliar and Annik Maison-Boutin.To_prince_edward_island.jpg

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James Peltzner imitated Artist and Car...

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Jennifer Salahub took a different approach to Horse and Train...

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Harry Foster sent in this interpretation of Stove...

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And our own Alan offered this take on Pacific...

 

 

 

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D is for (Byelection) Dinner: Matt Young on why he loves Ozzy's

matt young.JPGToday's D is for Dinner takes us to a cook in Ottawa South who's been in business for 22 years...Ozzy Wehbe runs Ozzy Food Market on Albion Road, and it's where Ottawa South byelection Conservative candidate Matt Young brought Alan as his favourite place in his riding to eat.

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Note: We're doing D is for Dinner episodes with all the Ottawa South candidates; listen to Liberal candidate John Fraser here

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • You can read Howie McLennon's terrible-on-purpose writing over at the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
  • Tonight's meeting about the proposed silos near Morrisburg is at 7pm at the South Dundas Council Office
  • Our local Polaris Prize shortlisted nominees are A Tribe Called Red and Metz

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Our Last Shot" by Groenland, from the album The Chase
  • "Many Hands" by Melwood Cutlery, from the album Home in the Country
  • "Right Action" by Franz Ferdinand, from the album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Bees and Flowers" by Duane Andrews, from the album Raindrops

Between 5 & 6:

  • excerpt of "Different Heroes" by A Tribe Called Red, from the album Nation II Nation
  • excerpt of "Headache" by Metz, from the album Metz
  • "Mint" by Freelove Fenner, from the album Pineapple Hair

A Tribe Called Red and Metz snag Polaris Prize nominations

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The Polaris Music Prize shortlist is out, and 2 of the 10 nominees have local roots: "pow-wow step" DJs A Tribe Called Red, and power-punks Metz. We called up DJ NDN (Ian Campeau) and Hayden Menzies to congratulate them.

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An Ottawa firefighter helps out in Lac Megantic

megantic.jpgSince two Saturdays ago, when Lac Megantic suffered a train derailment and series of devastating explosions, crucial support has come from the firefighters on scene -- some of whom decided to go on their own, without orders from their local departments.

 

Jonathan Raymond is one of those -- he's an Ottawa firefighter who went to Lac Megantic with two of his colleagues, and stayed there working until Sunday night. He's back in Ottawa now, and joined us to share what he saw and experienced.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Stuart Stark is having his piece "Maple Sweet" played tonight at Music & Beyond's closing concert
  • You can see photos of Diana Frances' TRX workout on her web site
  • The new community newspaper aimed at newcomers to Canada is the Ottawa Star
  • The Amazing Race participants we spoke to were Cory & Jody Mitic, and Vanessa Morgan & Celina Mziray

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg, performed by Nelson Riddle
  • Excerpt of Stuart Stark's composition Maple Sweet
  • "Take it Easy" by the Eagles

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Tucoseven" by Tuco, from the album Ox
  • Excerpt of Cory Monteith singing "Having My Baby"

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lady, You Shot Me" by Har Mar Superstar, from the album Bye Bye 17
  • "Steel Guitar and a Glass of Wine" by Paul Anka

Ottawans in the Amazing Race

amazing race.jpgThe Canadian version of the Amazing Race starts tonight, and we invited the two Ottawa teams -- Celina Mziray & Vanessa Morgan and Cory and Jody Mitic -- to join us and spill the beans about what it's like to be on the show.

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Friday's Show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Angelie" by Fevers, from a yet-to-be-released album
  • "Headstrong Crazy Fools" by Alejandro Escovedo, from the album Big Station

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Mutual Core" by Bjork (These New Puritans Remix)

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Another Storm" by Kate Maki, from the album Sun Will Find Us
  • "Fisherman's Blues" by The Waterboys, from the album Fisherman's Blues

 

Three Cirque du Soleil performers on life in the circus

crystal_man.jpgThe Cirque has come to Ottawa. Cirque du Soleil's Totem opened yesterday at the Canadian Tire Centre. It tells the story of the evolution of humanity, a story that resides "somewhere between science and legend."

 

The show features jugglers, trapeze artists, and hoop dancers...As well as the skills of three guests who joined us in studio. Christian Laveau is a drummer and singer, Olli Torkkel is a gymnast who performs on the rings and Pippo Crotti plays a clown.

  

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The Relatives, Reunited and Back on Tour

TheRelatives.JPGBack in the 1970's, the gospel funk band known as The Relatives recorded a handful of songs that were released as singles. The band stopped performing in 1980. Three decades later, The Relatives are back, thanks to a stranger finding one of their singles in a thrift shop....and then tipping off a music label to track them down. The Relatives are in town to play at Bluefest. Alan spoke with two members of the band before their performance.

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "What I See" by Rose Cousins, from the album We Have Made a Spark
  • "La Chocolaterie" by Ingrid St-Pierre, from the album L'Escapade

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Shake It Off" by Autumns Cannon, from the album Open Letter

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Let Your Light Shine" by The Relatives, from the album The Electric Word

 

Robert Fontaine reviews Despicable Me 2

First it was The Lone Ranger. Then it was Man of Steel. Our film critic continues to review this summer's blockbusters with a look at the new, animated film Despicable Me 2. But Robert is finding this summer's flicks to be less than satisfying. Click below for his review of the sequel to Despicable Me 2.

 

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Wednesday's show - Music, links & info

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Don't Let Me Get Lonely" by The Record Company
  • "Old Strings" by Lennie Gallant, from the album If We Had a Fire

Between 4 & 5:

  • "You've Been On My Mind" by The Key Frames, from the album Low Light High Light
  • "I'll Be Alright" by Passion Pit, from the album Gossamer

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Kids These Days" by Fur Trade, from the album Don't Get Heavy
  • "I Want You Back" by Jenn Grant, from the album Beautiful Wild

Mayor Watson responds to Eugene Melnyk

The Ottawa Senators say they're in a "lover's quarrel" with the City of Ottawa. This after the City said it'll approve a new casino only if the Rideau Carleton Raceway location is selected. Sens owner Eugene Melnyk accuses City Hall of blindsiding him -- since he had a casino proposal for the Canadian Tire Centre in the works. So how does Mayor Jim Watson see it?


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D is for Dinner: The By-Election Special

Byelectiondining.jpgFor the next few weeks, D is for Dinner will feature candidates in the upcoming Ottawa South provincial by-election...as our neighbourhood food guides. They'll share their favourite dining establishments with Alan, and also, dish on their favourite dish. First up: Liberal candidate John Fraser, and the "Death By Chocolate", at the Three Sisters coffee shop.


 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Head over to the Bosch Project for more on the conservation efforts on the Dutch master's works
  • The album by the Children, recorded in the '60s, is now available through True North records

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Outta My Head" by Shad, from the albumn The Spring Up
  • "Nero's Nocturne" by Chilly Gonzales, from the album Solo Piano II

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sisters" by A Tribe Called Red, from the album Nation II Nation

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Yakaar" by Les Freres Guisse, from the album Yakaar
  • Excerpt of "It's a Dirty Shame" by the Children, from the album The Children -- Time Capsule: The Unreleased 1960s Masters 

The Children, now much older, finally release an album

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Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen, Bill Hawkins, Neville Walls, Richard Patterson, Sandy Crawley, Chris Anderson, Peter Hodgson.

 

You may recognize some of those names for being successful musicians in their own right. But for a few years in 1960s Ottawa, those guys were a band, a band called The Children. They never released any recorded material...until now.

 

True North Records has just released The Children -- Time Capsule: The Unreleased 1960s Masters, and Alan tracked down Bill, Sneezy and Neville to see what they think of digging up the past.

 

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Why Eugene Melnyk is mad at City Hall

melnyk.jpgToday, the city's Finance and Economic Development committee voted to endorse a Rideau-Carleton-Raceway-only location for a possible future casino. That doesn't sit too well with Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. CBC reporter Giacomo Panico joined us to explain why.

 

 

 

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Anuna plays tonight as part of the Music & Beyond festival -- 8pm at St Joseph's Church on Laurier East 
  • Cadence Weapon does a DJ set at Bluesfest tonight
  • Cirque du Soleil's show Totem has set up its tent outside the Canadian Tire Centre (formerly Scotiabank Place) and performances begin on Thursday

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "August" performed by Anuna
  • "Fionnghhuala" performed by Anuna, from the album Chieftains Live from Dublin: a Tribute to Derek Bell

Between 4 & 5:

  • Excerpt of "We are Young" by fun.
  • "The New Country" by the Kruger Brothers, from the album Appalachian Concerto
  • Excerpt of "Conditioning" by Cadence Weapon, from the album Hope in Dirt City

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Quand le Soleil Dis Bonjour" by Emilie-Claire Barlow, from the album Seule ce Soir

Totem's creator, on the roller-skating bride and other characters in the Cirque du Soleil production

totem2.JPGThere's no shortage of interesting characters popping up in the evolutionary Cirque Du Soleil story Totem...all playing a role in the journey of human species from tadpole-like squirming to futuristic flight.

 

There's the Scientist... who steps into a transparent cone and juggles planets and molecules..

 

The Tracker...  who in top hat transforms into a toreador to take on a clown who pollutes...

 

The Crystal Man... a sparkling guy in the sky who does little things like animate turtle's skeletons...

 

And the bride and groom who spin on roller skates on a 2-metre drum...

 

But backstage, there is The Director Of Creation.That man is Neilson Vignola, and he's worked on everything from casting that Crystal Man and scientist to inspecting the fringe on the bride's rollerskates. The show that he's worked so hard on comes to Ottawa on Thursday, to the Big Top next to Canadian Tire Centre.

 

Cadence Weapon puts down the mic, steps behind the decks

rollie.jpegHe's known for being Edmonton's poet laureate, and for his sharp rapping on records as Cadence Weapon. But tonight at Bluesfest, Rollie Pemberton is not going to say a word. Instead, he'll let his fingers do the talking as he spins records in a DJ set. Alan talked to him about the differences between performance styles, and how being a good DJ means leaving your ego at the door.

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fun. brings the, well, fun to Bluesfest

fun.JPGAt Bluesfest last night, the band fun. called their Ottawa concert one of the biggest nights of their career...Which is kind of a compliment, given the fact that in February they brought home a few Grammys (Song Of The Year and Best New Artist).

 

Jack Antonoff, guitarist for the band and no stranger to the art of songwriting (he co-wrote "We Are Young" which won that Grammy), took some time backstage at Bluesfest to talk to Alan and reveal what the road to stardom is like. But first, Alan and Jack talked about his work with Tegan and Sara, Sara Bareilles, and how he makes the link between Good Day Sunshine, Robyn, and Goin To Carolina In My Mind... and what he'd like to hear when it comes to civil rights anthems now.

 

Here's some of their conversation... starting with when Alan asked Jack about co-writing Tegan and Sara's tune "How Come You Don't Want Me"... as Tegan And Sara were in fact playing on another Bluesfest stage...

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Friday's show - links, music & info

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Spin Spin" by The Skydiggers, from the album No. 1 Northern

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Inner Ninja" by Classified (with David Myles), from the album Classified

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Oh Amadou" by Amadou & Mariam, from the album Folila
  • "Polaroid Picture" by Frank Turner, from the album Tape Deck Heart
  • "Time Machine" by Frank Turner, from the album Tape Deck Heart

Elevator Ladies & Parking Lots: Conversation With The Black Keys

Alan Neal and Dan AuerbachThey've gone from making music in Akron, Ohio basements to winning Grammys...and this week, The Black Keys rolled into Ottawa for an explosive show at Bluesfest. Before they got on stage though, Alan Neal of ALL IN A DAY had the chance to get back stage and chat with Dan Auerbach of the band...asking him about lyrical choices, the role his mom played in his career, and about certain ladies in parking lots that connected (in Alan's brain at least), their first album to their most recent one.

 

Thursday's show - links, music & info

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Best of Your Heart" by Jory Nash, from the album Little Pilgrim
  • "Rumble and Sway" by Jamie N Commons, from the album Rumble and Sway

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Gold on the Ceiling" by Black Keys, from the album El Camino

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Carry On Pushing On" by Femi Kuti, from the album No Place For My Dream
  • "Oh No" by Shannon Rose and The Thorns, from the album Seasons
  • "Sound the Alarm" by Booker T, from the album Sound the Alarm

Robert reviews the Lone Ranger

Johnny Depp's performance at Tonto in the latest incarnation of the Lone Ranger has a lot of people talking...

 

 

...And our own Robert Fontaine is talking about it too...

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Lost in the Light" by Bahamas, from the album Barchords
  • "As Fast as My Feet Can Carry Me" by Kate McGarrigle, performed by Norah Jones & Emmylou Harris, from the album Sing Me the Songs

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Everybody's Blues" by Jack Pine & the Fire, from the album Jack Pine & the Fire

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Light in the Window" by Kim Koren, from the album Raven Heart

D is for Dinner: a taco faceoff

tacos.jpegIt's official: Ottawa has gone loco for tacos, with many taco joints popping up over the past couple of years. We invited 3 taco slingers into our studio for a taste-test: Matt Carmichael from El Camino on Elgin St, Jon Reilly-Rose from the Tacolot in Hintonburg, and Mario Garcia Mendieta from Burrito Borracho in the Market.

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • More episodes of Rich Terfry's "Rearview mirror" look at famous songs available on the CBC Music site
  • Tim Cook's work on the supernatural experiences of WWI soldiers is available in the Journal of Military History

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Queen of July" by Del Barber, from the album Headwaters
  • "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen

Between 4 & 5:

  • no music

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Waiting on a Letter" by Wind-Up Radio Sessions, from the album Yeti Sounds
  • "Sparrow" by Olenka & the Autumn Lovers, from the album And Now We Sing

July book panel

Ann Archer's picks:

  • She Matters: A Life in Friendships by Susanna Sonnenberg
  • Instructions for a Heat Wave by Maggie O'Farrell

Sean Wilson's picks:

  • The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper
  • All-Star Superman, the Absolute Edition by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
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Ghosts in the trenches of WWI

It was soon after the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and Canadian soldiers were sleeping. Corporal Will Bird was under a tarp with two companions, when warm hands suddenly shook him awake. In front of him was his brother, Steve -- who had gone missing in action two years before.

 

Silently, Steve led Corporal Bird away from his tarp before disappearing...Leaving Bird to spend the night in a new location, convinced he'd been hallucinating. That is, until the next day, when it turned out the tarp he'd been under earlier had been hit by a shell. And if he'd stayed, he would've shared a grisly fate with his two fellow soldiers.

 

Letters from the front-lines of World War One are full of supernatural encounters like this one, and they're the subject of an article in the Journal of Military History, by award-winning author and historian Tim Cook. He joined us with some of the stories.

 

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