CKUT’s annual funding drive kicks off today. I’m posting this in the hope that you might consider pledging a few dollars to my radio show.
I’ve been doing campus and community radio since 1985. I was doing a show called In From The Cold when CKUT won its FM license in 1987, and in 1988 I had a theme program called This Show Is History. I have been on-air at CKUT every Tuesday from noon to 2 p.m. since 1995, spinning tunes and interviewing guests. I also devoted a year of my life to the CKUT library (back in the 1990s), and recently put in a couple of years on the Steering Committee (2009-2011).
I’ve always been proud to be part of a community that isn’t about making a profit. Instead, CKUT FM is about consciousness-raising, 24/7, 365 days a year, playing the music you love, carrying news and information you won’t hear anywhere else – on the topic of social justice, human rights, environmental activism, gender equality, you name it. We do it all on a shoestring budget, so when we come calling for your help during our funding drive, you know we really need it.
My radio show, The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today. I try to feed the listeners’ imagination by having lots of creative guests – this past year, I’ve talked to performance artists Victoria Stanton and Lisa Vinebaum (who was also one of the staffers who brought CKUT to FM status in 1987); Interdisciplinary Territories: Art and the Environment symposium curator Martin Dufrasne; activists / artists / curators Stefan Christoff, John W. Stuart and Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo; documentary film-maker / activist Malcolm Guy; musicians Malcolm Goldstein, Christian Richer, Nasir of Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche, Katalyst of Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Jean Caffeine, Tammy Forsythe and Jon Asencio of WE R DYING 2 KILL U, Xarah Dion of Les Momies de Palerme, and Kyra Shaughnessy; and poets and writers like Jon Paul Fiorentino, Michael Belcher, Jason Selman and Paula Belina. I also put together a 3 hour theme show about the revolutionary year 1968, in May this year, in solidarity with the Carré Rouge student movement.
This year’s funding drive edition of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law will feature special guests: singer, musician, songwriter and producer Alex Ookpik, and musician Triangles, also known as the co-creator of the great zine Four Minutes to Midnight, and as the organizer of the long-running tribute series For the Sake of the Song.
home page: http://www.alexookpik.com/
If you’ve ever listened to one of my shows, please consider pledging some cash during my funding drive radio show. It happens on October 30, from 12 to 2 p.m. Call the PLEDGE LINE during my show, 514-907-9424, and talk to the friendly people at CKUT.
OR consider pledging on-line. Go to www.ckut.ca and click on ‘make a pledge.’
SPECIAL GIFTS OFFERED ON THE KITCHEN BANG BANG LAW!
Besides all the remarkable gifts available from CKUT for your pledge (which you can see here http://ckut.ca/funding/node/3), for listeners of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, I’m offering a special selection of vinyl LPs from this year’s crate-digging. Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Klaus Nomi, Mike Oldfield, Public Image Ltd. … something for everyone! (None of the LPs are current reissues, they’re all from back in the day.) I’ve also made a series of CDR compilations, Vinyl Desires, of rare vinyl tracks from my own collection, digitized just for you!
Vinyl Desires CDR series – mostly 80s disco 12″ remix singles, 2 discs of Jamaican reggae singles, crate-dug by the hands of Vince:
Vinyl Desires 1: Lene Lovich, B-52s, Roxy Music, Martha & The Muffins, Debbie Harry / Giorgio Moroder, Yello, The The, Marc & The Mambas, Sparks, Scritti Politti, Peter Gabriel, S-Express, Ofra Haza
Vinyl Desires 2: Blondie, Yoko Ono, Marc & The Mambas with Jim Thirwell, Age of Chance, Yello, Sisters of Mercy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Big Audio Dynamite, Fuzzbox, The Primitives, Jesus & Mary Chain, New Model Army, The Adult Net
Vinyl Desires 3: Cabaret Voltaire, Marc & The Mambas, Shriekback, Yello, Scritti Politti, Chris n’ Cosey with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Front 242, Manufacture, Test Dept.
Vinyl Desires 4: Human League, ABC, Yello, The The, Age of Chance, The Bronski Beat, Scritti Politti, Sparks, Anna Domino, Fuzzbox
Vinyl Desires 5: Cabaret Voltaire, Age of Chance, Marc & The Mambas, Chris and Cosey, Chris n’ Cosey with Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, The Bronski Beat, Anne Clark, Yello, Robert Palmer, Love and Rockets, Erasure
Vinyl Desires 6: The Rolling Stones, Robert Palmer, Japan, Jermaine Jackson with DEVO, Jah Wobble with Holger Czukay and The Edge, Big Audio Dynamite, Echo & The Bunnymen, Madonna, The Fall, Test Dept.
Vinyl Desires 7 (vintage Jamaican singles found at the Salvation Army store): Max Romeo, Techniques All Stars, I Roy, Dillinger, Roy & Dillinger, Prince Jazzbo, Leroy Sibbles & The Heptones, Tafari All Stars, The Stingers, Upsetters, Johnnie Clarke, King Tubby & The Aggrovators, Jammy’s & King Tubby’s, Jimmy London, Impact All Stars, Sound Dimension, unknown artists
Vinyl Desires 8 (vintage Jamaican singles found at the Salvation Army store): Max Romeo, Techniques All Stars, I Roy, Prince Jazzbo, IM & Sound Dimension, The Beltones, Sil Bell, Mighty Two, Lloydie, Rue-Lloyd, U Roy, Bucky Marshall, Rockingtime All Stars, Big Joe, Augustus Pablo, Youth Rasemung, unknown artists
EACH VINYL DESIRES CDR CAN BE HAD FOR A $5 PLEDGE: SET OF 8 FOR A PLEDGE OF $30.00.
1968 Mixtape: 3xCDR:
I put together a theme program about the year 1968, using contemporary music, sound bytes and newscasts. It was originally broadcast on May 1 and 8, 2012. For this CDR set I’ve edited out glitches, dead air and other extraneous stuff, and corrected a couple of miscues.
CDR 1. The Kitchen Bang-Bang Law, “1968” theme [edited version], CKUT FM, V.T. May 1, 2012, Montreal. Part 1.
a. Leonard Cohen: Suzanne.
b. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage, excerpt 1.
c. The Monkees: Opening Ceremony / The Porpoise Song.
d. CBS News: The Incredible Year – prologue.
e. Bob Dylan: All Along The Watchtower.
f. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Tet Offensive.
g. The Velvet Underground: White Light / White Heat.
h. The Firesign Theatre: Le Trente-Huite Cunegonde.
i. Mothers of Invention: Flower Punk.
j. Terry Riley: In C.
k. György Ligeti: Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, two mixed choirs and Orchestra.
l. Gordon Lightfoot: Black Day In July.
m. CBS News: The Incredible Year – assassination of Martin Luther King.
n. The Wailers: Soul Rebel.
o. CKUT ads.
p. Commentary by V.T.
CDR 2. The Kitchen Bang-Bang Law, “1968” theme [edited version], CKUT FM, V.T. May 1, 2012, Montreal. Part 2.
a. Peter Tosh & The Wailers: Dem A Fi Get A Beatin’.
b. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Black and student unrest.
c. Gong: Rational Anthem.
d. Leo Ferre: Les Anarchistes.
e. Red Noise: 20 Mirror Mozarts.
f. Pierre Henry: Too Fortiche.
g. CBS News: The Incredible Year – May ’68 Paris.
h. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage, excerpt 2.
i. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Presidential Primaries / assassination of Bobby Kennedy.
j. Robert Charlebois / Louise Forestier: La Marche du Presidente.
k. Pierre Trudeau: General campaign statement, June televised debate.
l. Segun Bucknor / The Assembly: Son of January 15th.
m. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Biafran war of independence.
n. The Doors: Five To One.
o. Pierre Trudeau: on NATO role, June televised debate.
p. Leonard Cohen: The Old Revolution.
q. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Prague spring, Soviet crackdown.
r. The Beatles: Revolution (single version).
s. Unknown artists of Red China: The People of the World Will Surely Be Victorious.
t. The Rolling Stones: Street Fighting Man.
u. CBS News: The Incredible Year – Democratic and Republican conventions.
v. The Beatles: Revolution 9.
w. Commentary by V.T.
CDR 3. The Kitchen Bang-Bang Law, “1968” theme [edited and revised version], CKUT FM, V.T. May 8, 2012, Montreal. Part 3.
a. Intro by V.T.
b. Albert Ayler: Free At Last!
c. Black Panthers: Off The Pig! soundtrack.
d. Jimi Hendrix: House Burning Down.
e. René Levesque: Speech at founding of Parti Quebecois, October 1968, excerpt 1.
f. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage, excerpt 3.
g. Angelica Maria: Cuando me Enamoro.
h. NPR documentary clip on the massacre of student protesters in Mexico City, October 1968.
i. Mercedes Sosa: Me Gustan Los Estudiantes.
j. News clip: Tommie Smith & John Carlos 200 meter race, Mexico Olympics, October 1968.
k. Interview with John Carlos.
l. James Brown: Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud.
m. Jimi Hendrix: Rainy Day, Dream Away.
n. Jimi Hendrix: 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be).
o. René Levesque: Speech at founding of Parti Quebecois, October 1968, excerpt 2.
p. Jimi Hendrix: Moon Turns The Tides … Gently Gently Away.
q. Pauline Julien: Gens de Mon Pays.
r. Pierre Trudeau on provincial powers.
s. Hendrix / Levesque mix continues.
t. Joni Mitchell: The Dawntreader.
u. Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band: Safe As Milk.
v. Janis Joplin: Turtle Blues.
w. The Beatles: Revolution 1.
x. Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage, excerpt 4.
y. The Doors: Wild Child.
z. Letta Mbulu: Welele.
aa. Commentary by V.T.
EACH 1968 mixtape 3xCDR SET CAN BE HAD FOR A $15 PLEDGE.
Vinyl LPs crate-dug by the hands of Vince:
Laurie Anderson: Big Science LP ($20.00 pledge)
Laurie Anderson: Home of the Brave LP ($20.00 pledge)
David Bowie: Scarey Monsters LP ($10.00 pledge)
Kate Bush: The Kick Inside LP ($20.00 pledge)
Kate Bush: Lionheart LP ($20.00 pledge)
Bryan Ferry: The Bride Stripped Bare LP ($10.00 pledge)
Rickie Lee Jones: Pirates LP ($10.00 pledge)
Klaus Nomi LP – British Pressing ($10.00 pledge)
Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells LP – British pressing ($20.00 pledge)
Public Image Ltd: This Is Not A Love Song EP ($20.00 pledge)
Test Dept.: Beating The Retreat LP + 4 pages of photos and info ($20.00 pledge)