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July 2014 Archives

Robert reviews 112 Weddings & Lucy

 


Robert Fontaine dropped by the studio with a review double bill. One is a documentary about marriage which is called 112 Weddings, and the other is Lucy, a new sci-fi thriller directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson starring Scarlett Johansson.







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Thursday's show - music

Music 

Between 3 & 4: 
  • "El Prudence" by Electric Peanut Butter Company, from the album Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics
  • "Donna" by Stella Ella Ola, from their single 
  • "Seeya" by Dead Mau5 and featuring Colleen D'Agostino, from the album While
Between 4 & 5: 
  • "Strathcona Park" by Dean Pallen, from the album Strathcona Park 
  • "Summertime" by The Head and the Heart, from the album Let's Be Still
Between 5 & 6: 
  • "People Are Strange" by Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything 
  • "Good Enough Day" by Royal Wood, from the album Good Enough Day 

Wednesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:
  • `"Bottom Dollar Baby" by Nathan Wiley, from the album Botton Dollar Baby 
  • "I've Seen A Little" by Alan Doyle, from the album Boys on Bridge
  • "We Go Home" by Adam Cohen, from the album We Go Home
Between 4 & 5: 
  • "Milk and Honey" by Oliver Schroer, from the album Freedom Row
Between 5 & 6: 
  • "Drifting Away" by Drew Nelson, from the album The Other Side
  • "The Other Side" by Drew Nelson from the album The Other Side

Tuesday's show - music

Music

Between 3 & 4:
  • "Crazy Bird" by Wild Child, from the album Pillow Talk 
  • "My Old Friend the Blues" by Piltch & Davis, from the album Feast
Between 4 & 5: 
  • "Black Elephant" by Little Suns, from the album Normal Human Feelings
  • "Earth Rising" by Musk Ox, from the album Woodfall 
  • "Pace, pace mio Dio" by Sondra Radvanovsky, from the album Verdi Arias
Between 5 & 6: 
  • "That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Redding, from the album The Very Best of Otis Redding 



August Book Panel

Ann Archer's picks:

Closed Doors by Lisa O'Donnell 
Little Bastards in Springtime by Katja Rudolph

Sean Wilson's picks: 

Cloud by Eric McCormack 
Riveted by Jim Davies 

Click here to listen to Ann and Sean's reviews and their thoughts on the longlist for the Man Booker Prize.

Monday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4: 
  • an excerpt from Debussy's "En Blanc et Noir," from the album Debussy: Intergrale de l'Oeuvre pour 2 pianos"  
  • an excerpt from Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" by Jon Kimura Parker, from his album Rite
  • "Wasted Light" by The Belle Game, from the album Ritual Tradition Habit
Between 4 & 5: 
  • "Baba Yaga" by Riishi Von Rex, from their forthcoming EP Shed Your Helmet
  • "Beautiful" by Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, from the album In the Time of Great Remembering
Between 5 & 6: 
  • "Doo Wop" by The Split, from the EP Can't Get Enough
  • "Hard as This" by Lindi Ortega, from the album Tin Star 

Friday's show - links, info & music

  • Odyssey Theatre's production of The Financier is on now, until Aug 24
  • If you see Hitchbot, pick him up!
  • A trust fund has been set up for Gino Odjick and his family; just drop into any RBC branch and ask for the fund under Odjick's name
  • Divine Brown and Don Byron play Chamberfest tonight

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • The 1st movement of Trio N4, Lemnto Maestoso - Allegro, by Dvorak, performed by the Gryphon  Trio, from the album Dvorak/Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
  • "Word Crimes" by Weird Al Yankovic, from the album Mandatory Fun

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Everybody Wants Something" by Sarah Decarlo, from the album Whisper in Your Ear
  • "Next Time You Say Forever" by Neko Case, from the album Middle Cyclone
  • "Act Naturally" by Buck Owens

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Fruit Fly" by Cade, from the album Semicircles
  • "Something Fresh" by Divine Brown, from the album Something Fresh
  • "Didn't it Rain" by Don Byron, from the album Love, Peace and Soul

How Odyssey Theatre's production draws from baroque, tango, and Nintendo

financier poster2.jpgThese days Strathcona Park seems to be crawling with unsavoury types...Just last night, a loan shark was seen scheming money out of people`s pockets -- money that a two-timing baroness then squeezed out of him....Which wound up in the hands of a knight who gambled it away.

 

But innocent bystanders couldn`t help but laugh at all this deception, as these shifty characters are part of Odyssey Theatre's new production under the stars. The Financier was written by Alain-René Lesage in the early 1700s. But for this production, composer Venessa Lachance drew her inspiration for the musical score everywhere from the baroque period to video games. She joined us to explain.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

  • 9th Hour Theatre's productions of The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce are on now at the GCTC
  • Sultana Frizell is the Perth athlete hammer-throwing for Canada at the Commonwealth Games

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Heaven (Must Be There)" by the Eurogliders, from the album This Island
  • "Stronger than That" by Bahamas, from the album Bahamas is Afie

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sing Out" by Patrick Lac, from the album Unless You Hear it on Radio
  • "Still D.R.E" (instrumental version) by Dr. Dre

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Sea Driver" by Jon Hynes, from the album Watchful Creatures
  • "Fiddlefire" by Chris McKhool, from the album FiddleFire

Robert reviews Purge: Anarchy

You may remember the film Purge, which chronicled a family trying to hide out from a dystopian future's annual crime free-for-all. Well, Purge is back, this time with more Anarchy...

 

 

Robert has seen it, and has his thoughts below.

 

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9th Hour Theatre adapts C.S. Lewis' Great Divorce

great divorce.jpgIt is described as a grim, joyless city, where the citizens are afraid of change and there seems to be serious problems with the bus service. No, we're not talking about Ottawa...
We are describing The Grey Town, as created by C.S. Lewis in his book The Great Divorce. And that grey town could be purgatory, could be Hell, and for some reason some people don't want to take the bus out of town.

 

9th Hour Theatre Company have adapted this play, on now at the GCTC. Actors Nocholas Ammott and Elizabeth Chant, and director Jonathan Harris, joined us for a preview.

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • Allan Andre is representing Ottawa at the Canadian Art Battle, and tomorrow (Thu) he'll be part of the House of Paint stool auction event, which is at SAW Gallery starting at 7:30pm
  • See separate post below for recipe and D is for Dinner info about Segue restaurant

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Let's Make Our Escape" by Lauren Mann & the Fairly Odd Folk, from the album Over Land and Sea
  • "If I Knew" by Bruno Mars, from the album Unorthodox Jukebox
  • "Music in the City" by Rise Ashen, from the album Music in the City

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Come on Home" by Steve Groves, from the album Notes From The Underground
  • "When the Day is Short" by Martha Wainwright, from her self-titled album

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Wiser" by Old Man Canyon, from the EP Phantom and Friends
  • "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
  • an excerpt of Rod Stewart's performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

D is for Dinner: seasonal mackerel from Segue

segue.jpgSegue, a new "restaurant in transition" in the Glebe, visited us for D is for Dinner this week. The rather delicious-looking dish of smoked mackerel, gnocchi, baby squash, purslane and pickled fennel can be yours for the making if you head on over here for the recipe.

 

 

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Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Segun Makinde and Michael Robertson are the two Ottawa Lions we spoke to from the Commonwealth Games
  • The entire CBC Music 100 Canadian Songs list is here
  • The fundraiser for the Ottawa Folklore Centre takes place next Thursday, July 31st, at 7:30pm at the Sunnyside Wesleyan Church in Old Ottawa South

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Child of the Night" by Little Suns, from the album Normal Human Feelings
  • "Change the Sheets" by Kathleen Edwards, from the album Voyageur

Between 4 & 5:

  • "My Road" by Lynn Miles, from the album Downpour
  • "Rock Your Body" by Justin Timberlake, from the album Justified

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Sunstroke" by La Luz, from the album It's Alive
  • "Memories" by Laurent Bourque, from the album Pieces of Your Past
  • "Runaround" by Stay Classy

Who's the busiest musician in Ottawa?

jamiek.jpgHer Harbour. Laurent Bourque. Scattered Clouds. GoodLuck Assembly. Keek. Stay Classy.

 

Drummer (and photographer) Jamie Kronick plays in all those bands, in addition to recording sessions and more. Does that make him the busiest musician in Ottawa? Perhaps. We talked to Jamie about his crazy schedule, and we're also asking you: do you know any musician who can top this workload? Email us if you do.

 

 

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The results of the all-party committee on developmental services

Earlier this year, an all-party provincial committee toured Ontario, talking to people who have loved ones with developmental disabilities. The goal? To find a way to better serve these people and offer more support. Their final report was tabled today, and committee head and deputy PC leader Christine Elliott joined us with the results.

 

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Go here to vote for the Miracle League of Ottawa's plan for an accessible baseball field
  • The Women's Heart Health Centre has info about heart disease symptoms
  • The LEO is the fitness device our listeners tested out
  • Kelly Marie Murphy is the composer of the Blue on Blue cantata; to support this project, you can donate here

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Adult Diversion" by Alvvays, from the album Alvvays
  • "Silver of the Moon" by Fred Eaglesmith, from the album Cha Cha Cha

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Warm Valley" by Steve Kaldestad, from the album Straight Up
  • "Eyes Closed Summer" by Will Driving West, from the album Fly

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Bow and Arrow" by Reuben and the Dark, from the album Funeral Sky
  • Excerpts of the pieces Dallaire and Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly by Kelly-Marie Murphy

Miracle League's pitch for a baseball diamond

 

For months, the Desrochers family and their team of supporters at the Miracle League of Ottawa have been raising money to build an accessible baseball diamond in Orleans. Today and tomorrow, they have a chance to earn $100,000 if they win the most votes in the Kraft Celebration Tour contest. Click here to listen to Michelle Desrochers tell Alan Neal about the team effort to rack up the votes.  Voting ends on Tues, July 22 at 11:59 pm.

Getting to know the exercise-analyzing LEO

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Above are listeners Anita and Andrew, hard at work in the name of exercise science. After hearing our interview with the inventor of LEO, a gadget that essentially measures how efficiently you're exercising, they volunteered to test it out. You can hear their impressions below, in two parts, and learn more about how LEO works.

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music (Go RedBlacks!)

  • For all your transportation options to Lansdowne Park, go here

 Music

  • Excerpts from songs requested by RedBlacks players: "Good Directions" by Billy Currington (requested by Marlon Smith); "The New" by Interpol (requested by Nolan MacMillan); "Truffle Pig" by DJ Tommy Nash (requested by Henry Burris)

Tony Gabriel reflects on his Rough Riders days

tony g.jpgWe may be celebrating the RedBlacks today, but it's worth casting back to 1976 to give a little love to the Rough Riders, too. Back then, Tony Gabriel's momentous catch gave the Ottawa team a Grey Cup victory. Today, Gabriel works in finance. But he joined us from the end zone at the new Lansdowne field, to remember his days in football.

 

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Rhapsody in Blue" by Gershwin, and "Summertime" by Gershwin, performed by Molly Johnson
  • "Danger High Voltage" by Electric Six, from the soundtrack to Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Blackberry Ivy and Broom" by the Bills, from the album Yes Please

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Broadway Baby" performed by Elaine Stritch
  • "Further on Up the Road" by Johnny Winter, from the album Roots

Robert reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The second installment of the latest re-boot of the Planet of the Apes story is here...

 

 

What does Robert think? Listen below to find out.

 

 

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Fury FC look forward to their TD Place debut

FURY FC.jpegThe RedBlacks are getting a good deal of attention as they gear up for their first home game this weekend at the brand-new TD Place at Lansdowne, but there's another sports team that's pretty excited too: the Fury FC. The soccer team plays its first Lansdowne game on Sunday, and we spoke to 3 players about their anticipation: defenders Drew Beckie and Mason Trafford, and goalkeeper Devala Gorrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, music and info

  • You can find more information about the "Welcome to Parenting" program on The Phoenix Centre's website  

  • Our D is for Dinner segment this week featured Giacomo Panico's Pigskin Pork Tenderloin, prepared on his special tailgating bike barbecue
  • You can find out more about the Chess World Program here
  • You can check out the Twitter account that's monitoring anonymous changes to Wikipedia entries that are made from Government of Canada computers here


Music

Between 3 &4:

  • "I Love You" by Said The Whale, from their album Hawaii
  • "Great Escape" by Amelia Curran, from the album Spectators
  • "The Lottery" by James Gray from his new album Home to Me

Between 4 & 5:

  • "A Place to Call Home" by Sultans of String from their album Symphony

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lazy Boy" by Conor Gains Band
  • "Over" by Jamie Anne Bentz, from her debut album Clearly Undercover

 

D is for Dinner: Bicycle Barbecue

giacomo-panico.JPGCBC host Giacomo Panico has been making some extra-special preparations for the Ottawa RedBlacks home opener on Friday. He grilled up some Pigskin Pork Tenderloin on his tailgating bicycle (click here for recipe and video, and here for Giacomo's interview with Alan.)

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

  • Forensic anthropologist and author Debra Komar is speaking at the main branch of the OPL tonight, starting at 7
  • Info on the Polaris Prize nominees is here
  • Daniel Clark Bouchard is playing with Oliver Jones tonight, as part of the Music & Beyond festival

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "White Lightning" by Danny Michel, from the album Valhalla
  • "Promise Not to Think About Love" by Basia Bulat, from the album Tall Tall Shadow

Between 4 & 5:

  •  "Waiting" by Kelly Slaon, from her album Always Changes

 

Daniel Clarke Bouchard at Music and Beyond

2014-07-15 18.00.19.jpgMontreal's Daniel Clarke Bouchard is just 14 years old, but he's already woed audiences from Carnegie Hall to the viewers of the American talk show Ellen. This week he's in Ottawa to play with his mentor Oliver Jones at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. He came by the studio to talk with Alan before his performance.

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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Leonard MacEachern is the inventor of LEO, the wearable technology that monitors muscles during exercise; the IndieGoGo campaign is here
  • CPAWS put out the report on the state of Canadian national parks
  • Theramin player Thorwald Jorgensen is playing several concerts as part of Music & Beyond

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "If You Stay" by Ash and Bloom, from the album Let the Storm Come
  • "So Easy" by Matt Andersen, from the album Weightless

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Get Out of the Way" by Mother Mother
  • "California Love" by Tupac and Dr. Dre, performed by Curtis Nowosad, from the album The Skeptic and the Cynic

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Complaint" by Riccardo Valente, performed by Thorwald Jorgensen

A new gadget that tells you how hard those muscles are working

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There are all kinds of ways to geek out at the gym, from devices to track your heart rate or hydration levels to how many calories you burn. But none of them could give Leonard MacEachern the data he wanted from his workouts. So the Carleton professor of electrical engineering - with the help of some students - came up with LEO, a wearable gadget that fills a niche in the fast-growing market for wearable computers. MacEachern joined us in studio to explain.

 

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Friday's show - links, music & info



Music

Between 3 & 4: 
  • "Intoxicated" by BlakDenim, from their single
  • "Old Mary" by Devin Cuddy Band, from the album Kitchen Knife
  • "Shot In The Dark" by Emma-Lee, from her single 

StopGap project

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A mountain biking accident set Luke Anderson on a very different life path than he had planned. One he now navigates in a wheelchair. This weekend, Luke is in town to speak at the Accessibility Summit happening at Carleton University. He dropped by the All in a Day studio to tell Alan how he's clearing away obstacles, one ramp at a time, with his project called StopGap.

 

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Slash at Bluesfest

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He's considered one of the greatest guitarists on the planet, and inspired generations through Guns N'Roses, Slash's Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and now the with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. One generation may have played air guitar watching the man in the top hat on MTV...a younger generation  plays him as a character in Guitar Hero. As the title track from his new album World On Fire says "Take me any way you choose." Slash dropped by the All in a Day studio before tonight's performance at Ottawa Bluesfest. 
 
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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Teacher" and "Firelight" by Young the Giant, from the album Mind Over Matter
  • "You Wish" by Nightmares on Wax, from the album In a Space Outta Time
  • "I Will Be Relieved" by Christina Martin, from the album Remember Me

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Lisa" by the Great Novel, from the album Ain't Too Pretty
  • "School's Out" by Alice Cooper
  • "Union City Blue" by Blondie

Robert reviews Supermensch

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is a new documentary by actor Mike Myers, which chronicles the life of the famous manager to the stars.

 

 

Robert Fontaine's review of the film is below.

 

 

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Young the Giant on aging, running and sincerity

young the giant.JPGThe theme of running, or moving fast, permeates the album Mind Over Matter by Young the Giant, with references to running fast out of time, days turning faster than a minute, and lights fading fast. And in some ways it has been a fast trip for the band; the last three years have seen them hitting the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts, with songs featured on American Idol and Glee, and profiles on CNN.

 

Sameer Gadhia and Eric Cannata from Young The Giant joined us for a chat about those running references, ahead of their Bluesfest gig.

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • More info here about Nature Canada's Purple Martin project
  • See separate post below for the D is for Dinner beet recipe from Cafe My House
  • Phantogram plays the Black Sheep Stage at 9:30pm at Ottawa Bluesfest tonight

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • Where Were You" by the Schomberg Fair, from the album I Won't Be Afraid
  • "Change the Channel" by Winchester Warm, from the album Belle Attente
  • "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone" by Glass Tiger, from the album The Thin Red Line

 Between 4 & 5:

  • "Do the Dance" by Average Times, from the album Average Times
  • "Only War" by Buck 65 & Tiger Rosa, from the forthcoming album Neverlove

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Because I Love You" by Doug Paisley, from the album Strong Feelings
  • "Bad Dreams" by Phantogram, from the album Voices
  • "Howling At The Moon" by Phantogram, from the album Voices

 

Purple martins go backpacking

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Nature Canada and its partners want to unravel the mystery of the declining purple martin population. All in a Day's Alan Neal finds out more about the itty-bitty backpack expedition Nature Canada's sending the birds on as part of the Purple Martin Project.

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D is for Dinner - spicy beet dumplings

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Beets are always on-hand in the kitchen at Cafe My House. Owner Briana Kim tells Alan Neal how to give the often underappreciated root vegetable a spicy kick.

 

Listen to the interview and read up on Briana's recipe here.

Tuesday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Terrified" by Rural Alberta Advantage, from the album Mended With Gold
  • "City Lights" by Royal Wood, from the album The Burning Bright

 Between 4 & 5

  • "Hiding Place" by The Sojourners, from their latest album Sing and Never Get Tired

Between 5 & 6

  • "Pretty Bird" by Jenny Lewis, from her album Acid Tongue
  • "Old Dog" by Chris Coole, from the album of the same name

Where should a new main library go?

Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi says Bayview Yards would be a great fit for a new central branch of the Ottawa Public Library. But does a site outside the downtown make sense? And who should pay for the new building? Alan Neal spoke with Paul Kariouk, a professor of architecture at Carleton University with an interest in urban public spaces.
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Monday's show - links, info & music

  • Ottawa 123 is the group calling for a ranked voting system in the 2018 municipal election
  • Young Maker is the initiative that aims to put 3D printers in the hands of at-risk youth

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Since U Been Gone" by Tokyo Police Club, from the album 10 x 10 x 10
  • "Severed Crossed Fingers" by St. Vincent, from the album St. Vincent

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Honey Honey" by the Milk Carton Kids, from the album The Ash & Clay

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Yombe" by Mokoomba, from the album Rising Tide
  • "Cripple Creek Ferry" by Neil Young, from the album After the Gold Rush

Can 3D printers transform young lives?

Nick.JPGStaff and teenagers at The Door Youth Centre are starting to think so. The CBC's Susan Burgess went to the centre to find out how it came to be the home of a 3D printer, and to meet Nick McGrath - the teenager to the left who's now showing other young clients at The Door how to use it. She also spoke with Luc Lalande of Young Maker about his dream to put even more printers in the hands of at-risk youth. Click here to listen to the story.



St. Vincent's digital fascination

stvincent.jpgThe music of St. Vincent has a lot of digital references -- from observations about hands and fingers to the social media that consumes modern society. Alan caught up with St. Vincent before her Ottawa Bluesfest performance on Sunday, and asked her about this digital fascination.

 

 

 

 

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Dan Akroyd, in conversation with Alan

alan and akroyd.jpgOttawa-raised Dan Akroyd came back to his hometown this past weekend, to chat with Alan on stage as part of a fundraiser for Ottawa Little Theatre. You can listen to their wide-ranging talk below, which also includes a surprise guest appearance from Akroyd's high school English teacher!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Heart Goes" by Tara Holloway, from the album Sins to Confess

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Me and the Radical" by Jon Hynes, from the album Watchful Creatures

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Wild Creatures" by Neko Case, from the album The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You
  • "Miss What I Got" and "Prodigal Son" by Honey Island Swamp Band, from the album Cane Sugar 

20 years of Bluesfest, captured in a new book

bluesfest book.jpgThe twentieth edition of the Ottawa Bluesfest got off to a rocking start last night - with performances from Tegan and Sarah, Gary Clark Jr. and Blake Shelton to name just a few. But the festival wasn't always the 10 day extravaganza it is now; back in 1994 it was just a small three-day event in Major's Hill Park.

 

Chris Cobb is a senior reporter with the Ottawa Citizen, and he's written a new book to mark Bluesfest's 20th anniversary. He joined us with an overview.

 

 

 

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Thursday's show - links, info & music

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "I'm a Bad Man" and "This House" by Shane Dwight, from the album This House
  • "Papineau" by Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, from the album Jane Bunnett and Maqueque

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Even the Darkness Has Arms" by the Barr Brothers, from the album Sleeping Operator

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Already Gone" by Fiftymen, from the album Fiftymen
  • "Five-O" by Al Tuck, from the album Stranger at the Wake 

Branford Marsalis collaborates with NACO

marsalis.jpgIt would be pretty much impossible to list all of the achievements and collaborations of saxophonist Branford Marsalis here. But suffice it to say that he's played with pretty much everybody, which means he's not particularly daunted to collaborate this week with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He'll be performing on Saturday as part of the Music & Beyond festival, and Marsalis joined us for a preview chat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our film critic critiques a film about a film critic...

Life Itself is a new documentary exploring the life of celebrated film critic Roger Ebert.

 

 

 

So how does our own film critic Robert Fontaine feel about this portrayal of Ebert? Listen below to find out.

 

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Shane Dwight's Nashville success brings him to Bluesfest

shanedwight.jpgShane Dwight's from California, but like so many songwriters he has gone to Nashville to seek success. And so far, it seems to be working: his albums have been well-received and he has played with the likes of BB King and Etta James. Dwight is back in Ottawa for Bluesfest, and he joined us before his show.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday's show - links, info & music

  • You can see the video-poem project of Elise Gauthier and Bonnie Robinson here
  • See separate post below for ChefX info
  • The entire CBC interview with Rob Ford is available here
  • More info here about Al Purdy's House

Music

Between 3 & 4:

  • "Causing a Commotion" by Madonna
  • "King of Love" by Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, from the album Kings of Love
  • "Ship of Fools" by Harry Manx, from the album In Good We Trust

Between 4 & 5:

  • "Sleeping Bee" by Rob McConnell, from the album Three for the Road

Between 5 & 6:

  • "Hard Miles" by The Stanfields, from their album For King and Country

Boiler explosion sentencing

It's been nearly five years since a boiler explosion at a heating plant in downtown Ottawa killed Public Works supervisor Peter Kennedy. On Wednesday, a federal judge handed the Public Works department the maximum fine. The CBC's Julie Ireton gave us the details.  

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D is for Dinner: Dinner at home with a local chef

sumac-seared-albacore-tuna2.jpgChefX is a new local company that brings chef-designed meals home to you -- via a cooler of food and the recipe needed to make it. Jeff Heaton is the owner of ChefX, and he joined us to explain the concept, and so too did one of the chefs who designed a recipe for the service -- Marc Lepine from Atelier. You can hear more about the service below, and try out Lepine's recipe here.

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