Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 12 Mar 19 on CKUT FM

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First set

Akron / Family: Blessing Force
Light Conductor: A Bright Resemblance

Second set

Lee Harvey Osmond: Colours
Tom Waits: Clap Hands
Soledad Bravo: Hasta Siempre
Nomadic Massive: How Long
Tricky feat. Neneh Cherry: Together Now
Jean Grae: My Crew
Bread n Butta: Control The Rave
Run The Jewels: All My Life
Cat Power: Wanderer
Kinnie Starr: Vendetta
Garcons: Re Bop Electronic

Third set

Nico: My Heart Is Empty (Rotterdam 9 Oct 85)
John Cale: Hallelujah
Helena Deland: Rise
The Buffalo Springfield: Uno Mundo (single mix)
We All Together: Its a Sin to Go Away
The Butthole Surfers: USSA (Mahubay Gardens SF 18 Jan 86)
Deerhoof: Sealed With A Kiss / Flower
The Faps: Good Song
Melt Banana: untitled (Peel Session 3 Oct 01)
Bikini Kill: No Backrub
Annette Peacock: Did You Hear Me Mommy?
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow: Except From The Messiah
Yoko Ono w/ Le Tigre: Sisters, O Sisters
Billy Bragg: Strange Things Happen

Last song

Anybodys: You Will See

 

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 5 Mar 19 on CKUT FM

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First set

Anamai: Otolith
New Age Steppers: Problems

Second set

David Bowie: Changes (Santa Monica 20 Oct 72)
Anybodys: RFK
The Damned: Neat Neat Neat
Dolly Mixture: The Same Mistake (demo 1984)
Oh Pep!: Hurt Nobody
Michael Feuerstack: Where Are You Now
Wiklow: Snaps Like Twig
Robyn Hitchcock: Funkytown
P.J. Harvey: Somebody’s Down, Somebody’s Name
Danielle Dax: The Wheeled Wagon
Mecca Normal: What’s Your Name
Josephine Foster: Exultation is the going
Lasse-Marc Riek: Sleeping Bull

Third set

Propagandhi: Apparently, I’m A P.C. Fascist (Gilman St. Berkeley CA 17 Jun 95)
Dogfaced Hermans: John Henry
The Fall: Auto-Tech Pilot
Orkestar Kriminal: Iroini Kai Mavraki
Efrim Manuek Menuck: Hart-Kashoggi
Sharon Van Etten: No One’s Easy to Love
Emily Kahn: Swimmer
Shabazz Palaces: That’s How City Life Goes
Björk: Loss

Last song

Thalia Zedek Band: Tower

 

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Excerpt from Cliche City

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I wrote the first draft of Cliche City in August 1993. It was a book-length writing exercise, set in a cliched New York City, with cliched characters and plot lines. (I’d already indulged in this kind of writing with my short story ‘In Hot Pursuit of Happiness’, published in Matrix magazine the same summer.) Basically, it was a free-flowing ‘anything goes’ narrative, so naturally a cliched Jesus Christ showed up (seen at the beginning of this excerpt), along with a cliched Hitler.

Since March 1993, I’d been writing on an electric typewriter that my friend Peter had found for me. Despite extensive research, I haven’t yet learned what make of typewriter it was. The ribbon was so worn out when I wrote Cliche City that the resulting text was almost too faint to scan. I had to tweak the image, which is why the edges of the pages are yellow.

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 19 Feb 19 on CKUT FM

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First set

Juliana Spahr: Gentle Now, Don’t Add to Heartache (Lannan Center For Poetics and Social Practice 28 Sep 05)

Second set

Mecca Normal: Drilling
Nirvana: Sliver (1990 home demo)
Hole: Plump
Bikini Kill: False Start
The Clash: Clampdown
Not Of: Dear Mr. Speaker
Hood Rat: Municipal Court
Anybodys: Nevertheless
Come: Fast Piss Blues (B-side)
Thalia Zedek Band: The Lines
Minutemen: Anchor
Carla Bozulich: Danceland
Slapp Happy & Henry Cow: Apes In Capes
Billy Bragg: From a Vauxhall Velox

Third set

Tupac: Do For Love
Public Enemy: What Side Are You On?
Jean Grae: Swing Blades (feat. Cannibal Ox)
Run The Jewels: Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck
James Brown: Since You Been Gone (original mix)
Creative Rebel / New Age Steppers: Last Sane Dream
The Lytics: Daydreams
Orkestar Kriminal: Elyu Voeylu Tsoyakim Bokh
Twin: Squatters Rights
Annette Peacock: Gesture Without Plot
Aural Exciters: Maladie d’Amour

Last song

Helena Deland: Claudion

 

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The languid drama of rain changes …

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This is a page from a notebook hand-made by Kaytee. It was given to me for my birthday the year before I wrote this. A finished draft of this prose poem appeared in my 2004 chapbook Sex.

Most of my poems found their start in notebooks – notebooks bought at the Metropolitan on Gottingen Street, Halifax; beautifully bound Chinese notebooks bought at Warshaws on the Main, Montreal; notebooks from art college supply stores and your local Dollarama. The poem above is written in pencil – because once I’d complained to a girlfriend that writing seemed so Jehovah and Patriarchal like Laws Written In Stone and she’d replied, “Why don’t you try writing in pencil? Then, if you don’t like it, you can always erase it.” So I wrote in my notebooks in pencil for the next twelve years.

Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 12 Feb 19 on CKUT FM

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First set

Bob Dylan: Visions of Johanna (take 5, rehearsal)
Joanna Newsom: Good Intentions Paving Company (Austin City Limits 2011)

Magali Michaut set

Interview pt. 1
Magali Michaut: Ma petit chanson Parisienne (live in studio)
Interview pt. 2
Magali Michaut: Partir Loin (live in studio)
Interview pt. 3
Magali Michaut: Background Pain

Third set

Kyra Shaughnessy: When I Rise
Myriam Gendron: The Small Hours
Juliette Greco: Je Suis Comme Je Suis
Jacques Brel: Rosa
Josephine Foster: Like Mighty Foot Lights – burned the Red
Sandy Denny: Listen, Listen (Manor demo)
Mecca Normal: Kingdom Without Weather
Oh Pep!: Asking For

Fourth set

Michael Feuerstack: Love Is All Around
Bert Jansch: It Don’t Bother Me
Exene Cervenka: Gravel
Cat Power: In Your Face
Helena Deland: Lean On You
Orkestar Kriminal: Dos Ganevl
Ivana Popovic: 45th Parallel
Fred Frith Trio: Bones To Pick With Graveyards
Thalia Zedek Band: War Not Won
Sharon Van Etten: I Told You Everything

Last song

The High Dials: Fortune Cookie

 

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Playlist of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, broadcast 5 Feb 19 on CKUT FM

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First set

Vibracathedral Orchestra: Girls With Rocks In Their Hands
The Clash: Justice Tonight / Kick It Over

Second set

That Petrol Emotion: Belly Bugs
David Lindley: El Rayo X
Orkestar Kriminal: Odesskogo Kichmana
Anybodys: Stolen Diaries
Not Of: Barb Dwyer Esq.
Melt Banana: untitled (Peel Session 3 Oct 01)
Annette Peacock: Love Me Tender
The Fall: Hot Aftershave Bop
Cozy: Ladystough
Xarah Dion: MTL KO
Debbie Harry: Oasis
Fishbone: Love and Bullshit

Third set

Neneh Cherry: Somedays
Mos Def: Lifetime
Dagmar Krause: Surabaya Johnny
Timbuk 3: I Love You In The Strangest Way
Joe Jackson: Man In The Street
Helena Deland: A Stone Is A Stone
Jerusalem In My Heart: Kol El ‘Aalam O’youn
Jenny Hval: White Underground
David Bowie: In The Heat of The Morning (single version)
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Taking It All (1 Apr 76)
The Mekons: Secrets
Van Morrison: I Shall Sing (take 7)

Last song

Kinnie Starr: The Cold Sea

 

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