Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SCOOBY DOO

An all right movie, interesting because I haven't actually been exposed to much Scooby Doo in my life. I remember the cartoons being on Saturday mornings when I was a kid, and toward the end of the time TBS was still showing cartoons I watched a few of the episodes with Scrappy Doo Puppy.

I never understood why Scrappy Doo was added in the first place. Scooby can speak very good English for a dog and Scooby Doo doesn't need Scrappy showing him up with his perfect speech.

The lesson about being exactly who you are was a nice bit of Hollywood propaganda since they're mainly the ones in charge of making sure everybody thinks, dresses and acts the same.

THE FORTY YEAR OLD VIRGIN

Mostly a piece of garbage containing lots of contradictory, doubleminded propaganda. It did have a few funny parts, though, such as when Steve Correl gets in the car with the drunk girl.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

989 The Drive was coming in fairly well last night.

No, WBZ, you did not seriously rebroadcast the previous evening's newscast the Sunday before last?

What was up with RBN today? Oh well, that Vincent Vanelli interview about the solar oven was interesting anyway.

Loved the broadcast of "Before They Were Famous" originating from Channel Z and broadcast on the WBCQ webstream yesterday.

Also loved the aircheck of Bobby Day on WCPA from September 14, 1968 broadcast on the same webstream today.

Wow, things must really be getting bad at the CBC if "As It Happens" had to give up their toll-free TalkBack number.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

HONOUR THE SUN

By Ruby Slipperjack. Winnepeg, MB: Pemican Publications, Inc., 1987

Little House on the Prairie meets Sweetgrass meets Judy Blume meets any number of things ranging from Angela's Ashes to The Glass Castle.

In this novel based on extracts from the author's diary, Slipperjack tells about growing up in a Native community in northern Ontario during the 1960s. This book tracks the author's journey from the relative innocence of childhood to long after she has awoken to the true horrors and problems of the world around her.

This book contains many poignant, charming and funny scenes. The amount of trouble Ruby, her siblings and friends could get into in one day is just staggering. As well, Slipperjack sheds light on a time and a world most white people know relatively little about

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

Have been enjoying the nineties music CJBQ jas been playing from noon-2:00.

989 The Drive and 989 The Buzz were coming in well this morning, The Buzz booming in at one point.

So Spisano and Sandy are on The Buzz now.

Friday, January 16, 2015

THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 18 - 'THE AMAZING JAM' AT THE BLACK DOG IN STIRLING

It’s 2015, a brand new  year!
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Now in it’s 5th amazing year,
The Amazing Jam
‘keeps on rocking in the free    world’....
Specifically....
This Sunday,    January 18th from 2 pm until 5
At the Black Dog, 227 West  Front St. in Stirling.
The ‘Amazing Jam’! Even more amazing music... 
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This Sunday afternoon  at The Black Dog in  Stirling. We’ll be playing music there for about 3 hours. Welcomed by both staff and the patrons in the lounge and  restaurant, our music is appreciated. 
Once a month on Sunday afternoons. This Sunday afternoon  (January 18th). Time is from 2 pm until 5.
The format is a ‘song circle’ with  the lead changing from person to person among the group. Everyone has the option  to offer a tune when their turn comes around, or pass to their neighbour if  they’d rather. Depending on the music, the mood, choice of instruments, etc.  some will choose to support whoever is leading a song, others may prefer to sit out and listen.  DSCF1663
We invite you to come out and join us, making music with old friends;  for sure, there’ll be some new faces too.
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Remember....
“Bring your instruments, your voices and your music. It’s  all unplugged  and it’s all good! Guitar, bass,  harmonica, banjo,  mandolin, ukulele,  fiddle, accordion,  flute, celtic harp – the list goes  on.
“There may be only 4 or 5 of us or maybe a whole room full of  musicians. A place for ‘first-timers’ and experienced  players alike. A  good bunch of people playing all kinds of music together.  People in their teens all the way through  proto-geezers. Maybe even an DSCF1647sincipient-geriat or two....
“The blues does not rule. Any acoustic music from punk to polka!”
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(Baritone sax and tuba set up in the  parking lot....)
Hope to see you Sunday afternoon in  Stirling.
James

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

RADIO-RELATED STUFF

My other shortwave radio is fixed so I am looking forward to once again picking up a lot of stations better.

Listened to Radio Pilipinas today, a station from the Philipines featuring independent Philipino artists.

98.9 The Drive was coming in fairly well yesterday.

I like that guy who is currently interning at CJBQ as an announcer.