Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 29 Jul 14 on CKUT FM

July 31, 2014

huggy bear

Ryan’s song

Jesuslesfilles: Bicyclette

Set 1

Aun: Stables
Chicks On Speed: Time (Strobe Light)

Set 2

Shriekback: Health and Knowledge and Wealth and Power
Kraftwerk: Radio Stars
New Order: 586
The Skull Defekts: Pattern Of Thought
Tune-Yards: Stop That Man
Neneh Cherry: Spit Three Times
King Tubby’s: Stop Them Jah
Tricky: Tear Out My Eyes
MIA: Exodus (feat. the Weeknd)

Set 3

Lesley Duncan: Mr. Rubin
Psychic TV: Untitled [The Process]
The Stranglers: Second Coming
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Hoshi Neko
Lido Pimienta: Vida
Jimi Hendrix: Straight Ahead
Hidden Cameras: Doom
Half Japanese: Fun Again
Huggy Bear: No Sleep / Can’t Kiss
Lungbutter: Maryland
Kyp Harness: Armageddon Blues

Last song

Man Meets Bear: Spell to Remember

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ON FACEBOOK: two notebook entries

July 27, 2014

book of myths 7

APRIL 17, 2014

First day without facebook since what – 2009? Like coming out of a long dream I’m already forgetting. A certain amount of this commodity ‘time’ so I squander it on whimsical google searches. Did far more reading / revising today than normal, as well. So that’s good.


Horror dream again – of people immured underground with only tiny holes like the openings of lairs for rodents – a whole slope of a green hillside, grassy sward and under it hundreds of trapped, imprisoned people.

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 22 Jul 14 on CKUT FM

July 23, 2014


Set 1

William S. Burroughs: Are You Tracking Me?

Set 2

Martha & The Vandellas: (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Monty Python troupe: Nationwide
Kraftwerk: Geiger Counter / Radioactivity
Cluster: In Ewigkeit
Eberhard Schoener: À La Recherche du Temps Perdu, pt 3 – Magical Echoes
Yello: Bananas To The Beat
The Stranglers: Manna Machine
Kraftwerk: Home Computer
Trisome 21: Joh’burg

Set 3

Love and Rockets: Ball of Confusion (U.S. 12″ remix)
Monty Python troupe: Supreme Commander
EMA: Solace
Chicks On Speed: Beat Is Happening
Spoek Mathambo: Dog To Bone
Neneh Cherry: Naked
Neil Young: Letters Home intro
Tanya Tagaq: Fracking
Chenard, Dubuc, Heyden, Leclerc: Vortex Polaire
Héléne Prévost: Plage 2
Picastro: Judas Claim
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: False Friends

Last song

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Reverse Crystal / Murder Of A Spider

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 15 Jul 14 on CKUT FM.

July 16, 2014


Set 1

Eberhard Schoener: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu pt. 1 – Events
Psychic TV: Theme 3 (Just Drifting instrumental) / Just Drifting (For Caresse)

Set 2

Townes Van Zandt: Dead Flowers (demo)
Diane Cluck: Maybe A Bird
Sandy Denny: Burton Town (BBC In Concert 16 Mar 72)
Lesley Duncan: Love Song
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Solace
Picastro: Temur
Selda: Meydan Sizindir
Jose Menese: El Limon Es Amarillo
Beausoleil: Zydeco Gris Gris
Kyra Shaughnessy / Sakay Ottawa: Viens me rejoindre
Juliette Greco: Si Tu T’Imagines
Waylon Jennings: Dream Baby

Set 3

Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Oak Of Guernica
EMA: One Hundred Years
Pink Floyd: Mud Men
Tune-Yards: Why Do We Dine On The Tots?
Sea Hags: Seasick
Catherine Leduc: Les Vieux Hiboux
Cousins: Phone
JesusLesFilles: > Fort
Ought: Forgiveness
Art Bears: March From the Dance (Charleville 16 Apr 79)
Neutral Milk Hotel: Communist Daughter
Julian Cope: Wayland’s Smithy Has Wings
Notwist: The Fifth Quarter of the Globe / Run Run Run

Last song

Chicks On Speed: Wir Sind Daten

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NOTEBOOK POEM (and a photo of a lost Chinatown landmark)

July 13, 2014


The basics
Of reality.
List poem.)

– 25 Aug 08 –

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 8 July 14 on CKUT FM.

July 9, 2014


Set 1

Scott Walker: SDSS 1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)

Set 2

Don Cherry and Gato Barbieri: Third Movement
198$$: Third track at 33.3 rpm
Larry Fast: Closing Theme (from The Jupiter Menace)
D-Mob feat. Cathy Dennis: Underworld (dub)
Ike & Tina Turner: So Fine
Hank Williams: Howling At The Moon
George Harrison: Dark Horse
Tsunami: Be Like That
Quelques Uns: Revolté (introduction)

Set 3

Soul Asylum: Can’t Even Tell
198$$: Third track at 45 rpm
Huggy Bear: Derwin
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Raccoon Song / Queens
Grimes: Go (feat. Blood Diamonds)
Chicks on Speed: Text, Vodka and Rock and Roll
Tanya Tagaq: Caribou
Meredith Monk: Obsolete Objects
Myriam Gendron / Dorothy Parker: Threnody
Michael Feuerstack & Associates: Stories (vocals by Jessie Stein)
Picastro: That’s It, I Mean It
Thee Ahs: The Boy Who Never Grew Up
EMA: When She Comes
Tune-Yards: Sink-O

Last song

Walrus: Glam Returns

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 1 Jul 14 on CKUT FM.

July 2, 2014

moving day final

Special, introed by Tamara of CKUT FM

A minute of silence in a sign of solidarity with Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and his colleagues from the Al-Jazeera news network, jailed in Egypt under false charges.

Set 1

James White & The Blacks: (Tropical) Heat Wave
Red Krayola: Born In Flames

Set 2

Anna Leventhal: Moving Day (a short story)
A wide-ranging interview with Anna Leventhal
Jack The Tab: Meet Every Situation Head On

Set 3 (Anna’s set)

Lungbutter: Basic
Perfect Pussy: Work
Hand Cream: Weird Seance
Loosestrife: Chris Song

Set 4 (Anna’s set)

Echo Beach: Bound By The Truth
Burden: untitled (track 2)
EMA: Smoulder
Cousins: What’s Your Name
Brave Radar: Too Long Weekend
Tune-Yards: Hey Life
Hidden Cameras: Bread for Brat

Last song

White Lung: Those Girls

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 24 Jun 14 on CKUT FM.

June 25, 2014


Ryan’s song

Nick Buzz: The Birds of Lanark County

First set

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Susie Q (live at the Fillmore, 14 Mar 69)
Tangerine Dream: 3 am at the border of the marsh from Okefenokee

Second set

Neneh Cherry: Blank Project
Spoek Mathambo: Let Them Talk (feat. Yolanda)
Tune-Yards: Look Around
Moka Only: Daybreak (produced by Jon Rogers)
Giorgio Moroder: Night Rabbit
Yello: Stanztrigger
Lido Pimienta: Progreso
Tricky: Carriage For Two
Richie Havens: God Bless The Child (live BBC Television Theatre 19 Oct 71)

Third set

Jose Menese: Hablando y Hablando
Diane Cluck: Draw Me Out
Elliott Smith: New Monkey
King Tubby: Keep On Dubbing
Huggy Bear: Teen Tighterns
Lungbutter: Sister (Nayyar)
Perfect Pussy: Interference Fits
Ought: The Weather Song
The Notwist: 7 Hour Drive
Nanette Workman: Baby Boom
Le Poul: L’amour l’amour
Pink Mountaintops: Through all the Worry

Last song

David Parker and Stefan Christoff: Shafts of Light

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June 22, 2014
Photo by Nicole Gingras.

Photo by Nicole Gingras.


On June 8, 2014, I took part in Bodies of Water, a performance organized by Victoria Stanton. Here’s what she wrote about it on her website:

Along the river, I would like to propose a group walk: an invitation for few or many to join me in a consciously constructed trajectory on the bike path. Bodies meeting in unison where sounds, movements, silence and stillness could simultaneously take place (our bodies of water next to this one).

Bodies of Water is part of the event Les Voisins, a Festival of Urban Actions. 27 Quebec and International artists are presenting more than 35 actions where the location, the date and the duration of the performance are determined by the artists themselves. Curated by Eric Mattson, Les Productions MINUTE.

Afterwards, I told her I’d like to write something about my experience. Here it is.



Hot in the sun
Cool in the shade
We hesitate on the edge
Of MacDonald’s parking lot

High rise condos
Sentinels as we
Small group
Following Victoria’s lead.

First subtle action
(After the walking in itself
Walking along the
Verge of the bike path)
We’re all
Flopping on the grass.

We lay on the grass
I focus on a tree branch
Waving in sparkling sun

A couple nearby
Grow silent a moment
To digest the presence
Of Victoria’s Zen Gang
Then they pick up
Their conversational thread
And weave away

We breathe
Watch the trees
Feel the grass
Under collective ass

Photo by Nicole Gingras.

Photo by Nicole Gingras.

We’re quiet as we
Regroup and walk
The verge
Past treed park pathways

Quiet, in the midst of
Voices voices voices
Picnickers, baby strollers
Bicycles, roller blades

Quiet and by our quiet passage
We attract curious stares
Kids, especially
Stop, and gawk

But we’re nothing
A breeze along the verge
Dogging Victoria’s
Studied steps
In a loose formation
Taking in

The River

Glitters teasingly
Through screen of

With clusters of humans
Secreted along its shore
In the trees
Fishing or looking or
Talking or just

There’s that song.
Song of the Redwing Blackbird.

After I moved from
West to East as a kid
I lost the song of the Meadowlark
Gained the Redwing
Blackbird trill

Down by The River

Victoria distributes twigs
From a bundle
Each of us chooses one
We stand overlooking
The gravel road
Where the boat trailers
Are hauled
And boats launched
Into The River

I’m holding twig
Between two extended
Index fingers
Flexing the stick
As I contemplate boats
And water and

Slowly our gang is
Infiltrated by as many and
More camera-wielding
Men and women
Video cameras and still
All focused intently on
What, exactly?

Victoria leads us
Over an arching bridge
We make
Ratcheting, clanging
Rhythmic sounds
With our twigs
On its surface
And railings
Then leave our twigs
Like offerings
On empty
Boat trailers.

Photo by Nicole Gingras.

Photo by Nicole Gingras.

Onward along the verge
To the jetty where
Noisy families gather to
Paddle and babble and
Scope the strange
Zen Gang come to
Silently cool our
Aching feet
In The River

Again the group
Distrust of this
Silent incursion
Shifts soon to
Friendly indifference

Ducks, mama and
Babies trailing
The silent, focused
Flap of the Heron
As it follows
The River
And the guy out on
A kayak, standing
Like a gondolier
Until he loses balance
Pitches into the water

Cut by the
Thrum thrum throb
Of a racing
Motor boat
Towing a skiier
Who goes
Thump, thump, thump.


Now we head back
In the direction we came
Only now on the
Serpentine path
Close by the edge of
The River

One of us splits off
Climbs a meadow slope
To commune a moment
With a lone wild rose
Before slowly descending
To join us again

We amble along
The River

The River
Its intimacy
Where lesbian couple
Talk relationship problems
Man in student horn rims
And woman in hijab
Talk, talk, serious and low
While waves lap
And baby Redwing Blackbird
Thrusts curious out of the foliage
To exchange a look with me.

Another Heron, flying low

A pair of Loons hurrying along

And a man adjusts fishing rods
Glances coldly at
Zen gang passing
In silence
By The River
In Silence
The River
In Silence
The River
In Silence

In silence we became
Of The River
Of this otherness
Backdrop to all this
Human chatter and
Busy re-creation.

Back at the marina
Victoria distributes apples
Munching, watching
A Mallard hen on jetty with mate
Watching us with
Keen interest.

A bombardier sea-doo
Zips up the river
Off hops father and daughter
We munch, munch

Another Redwing Blackbird
Young, eyeing us
Makes as if to approach
Changes its mind, shy,
Hops along the verge
Hunting for bird delicacies
As we munch, munch

Mother and daughter
Casting fishing lines and
Maman strips off shirt
Prepares for sun worship
Munch, munch

I finish my apple
Glance at my
Fellow River Walkers
Toss core to the roots
Of the tree behind me

Follow Victoria’s
Zen Gang

Away from
The River

– 14 Jun 14 –

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 17 Jun 14 on CKUT FM.

June 18, 2014

emotions library label
Set 1:

Cluster: untitled (side B of Cluster ’71)

Set 2:

Alcrete: II
Heart: Sing, Child
Michael Feuerstack & Associates: Friday Night Guard (John K. Samson vocals)
Ought: Habit (I Feel A, I Feel A)
Marianne Faithfull: Flandyke Shore
Belle & Sebastian: Stay Loose
Yello: Blue Green
Xiu Xiu: I Love The Valley Oh!
Art Bears: First Thing First (live)
Picastro: Vampires
Diane Cluck: Not Afraid To Be Kind

Set 3:

Neneh Cherry & The Thing: Cashback
Neneh Cherry: Across the Water
Donnie Elbert: I Can’t Help Myself
Emotions: You’ve Got the Right to Know
Spoek Mathambo: Put Some Red On It
M.I.A.: Come Walk With Me
Lido Pimienta: Aqui Conmigo
Grimes: Night Music
EMA: Neuromancer
Tune-Yards: Real Thing

Last song:

Chicks on Speed: Art Dump

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