The 2017 Homelessness Marathon

Posted 2017/02/21 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: "Intellectual" Events, voices from the underground

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Tune in to the 2017 Homelessness Marathon Wednesday 22 February starting at 4PM MST! Every year, stations in cities across Canada take turns sharing local homelessness issues for the rest of the country to hear. Edmonton’s CJSR 88.5FM will be broadcasting the entire marathon, with our local stories running from 6-8PM MST.

This year, Edmonton’s stories include interviews with Colin Mulholland and Les Danyluk, who will talk about homelessness, education, and activism. The three other interviews focus on different communities in Edmonton. Kristy Lee talks about creating grassroots recreation and wellness activities for families in Central McDougall. Focusing on the McCauley community, Paula E. Kirman speaks about her new short film McCauley: A Caring Community examining affordable housing in Edmonton. Jan and Harry Kuperus, longtime residents of the Highlands, discuss the formation, goals, and accomplishments of the Highlands Homelessness Committee, also known as YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard).

In between the stories, frontline worker and all-around good person Tamar Dinner will share thoughts on the interviews, homelessness, and poverty in Edmonton.

Tune in online at CJSR.com by clicking right…here.

(Or, if you’re a big fan of cutting and pasting: http://cjsr.streamon.fm)

And listen to past editions of the Homelessness Marathon:

Edmonton’s contribution to the 2016 Homelessness Marathon

Edmonton’s contribution to the 2015 Homelessness Marathon 

 

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The History of Punk! Volume III, Side B, Track I

Posted 2016/09/21 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: Edmonton Free School

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The History of Punk
Wednesday September 28 7:30PM
Location: Humanities 2-12, The University of Alberta
All-Ages, All-Welcome
*FREE*

“Punk and Indigenous Issues”

In this class, we are kicking off the fall term with a look at important contemporary Indigenous issues. In the past few years, the Idle No More movement has led to a resurgence of Indigenous culture and activism. Taken with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and voices like Gord Downie’s, Canadians are finally confronting the country’s legacy of oppression, and continued mistreatment of Indigenous peoples.

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Using punk as our starting point, or “lens,”  we will examine this history, and the challenges faced today. We will also discuss how education can help address both the past and its current consequences. Two guest speakers, Chris from Paroxysm, and Josh from A New Rhetoric, will share their perspectives on punk and Indigenous issues, and so can everyone else who attends.

Readings: 
“the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action
Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson
Gord Downie to play Secret Path shows to honour Chanie Wenjack
Dakota Access Pipeline Company Attacks Native American Protesters with Dogs & Pepper Spray

Playlist:
Paroxysm – “Open Wounds Demo
A New Rhetoric – “Decolonize Now” (Live on CJSR)
A New Rhetoric – “The Origin Spirit and Intent
A Tribe Called Red – “Woodcarver
Neil Young – “Indian Giver

The History of Punk Show 92: moreCORE

Posted 2016/08/22 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: Edmonton Free School, Edmonton Music Scene, Uncategorized

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We continued our exploration of punk “cores” on show 92! A little bit about what Steve Albini thinks about hardcore, some thrash, and even a pinch of positive hardcore too!

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Here’s the playlist:

  1. Big Black (Evanston) – “Steelworker”
  2. Slates (Edmonton) – “(I Got A) Catholic Block”
  3. Golden Years (Edmonton) – “Amp”
  4. These Estates (Regina) – “I Can’t Wait”
  5. Void (Columbia) – “Dehumanized”
  6. Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Refugee”
  7. Gang Green (Braintree) – “Kill a Commie”
  8. Bad Brains (DC) – “Big Take Over”
  9. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Buzzbomb”
  10. Misfits (Lodi) – “Mommy can I go out and Kill Tonight?”
  11. Slayer (Huntington Park) – “Raining Blood”
  12. Suicidal Tendencies (Venice) – “Institutionalized”
  13. Short Lease (East Michigan) – “Life is Suffering”
  14. Youth of Today (Connecticut) – “Positive Outlook”
  15. Unity (Orange County) – “You are One”

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And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Show 91: You’re not Hardcore unless you live Hardcore!

Posted 2016/08/15 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: Edmonton Free School, Edmonton Music Scene, Matters of Debate, Punk and Politics, Punk and Protest, Uncategorized

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The History of Punk Show 91 traced the history of hardcore punk, looking at its origins, characteristics, and ongoing legacy.

The show aired on CJSR 88.5FM in Edmonton on 15 August 2016.

Here’s the playlist!

  1. Slapshot (Boston) – “Ole Tyme Hardcore”
  2. Minor Threat (DC) – “Guilty of Being White”
  3. Jodie Foster’s Army (Phoenix) – “Jodie Foster’s Army”
  4. Cro-Mags (NYC) – “Hard Times”
  5. Circle Jerks (Hermosa Beach) – “Question Authority”
  6. Hüsker Dü  (Saint Paul) – “The Girl who Lives on Heaven Hill”
  7. Sham 69 (Hersham) – “Who Gives a Damn”
  8. The Germs (LA) – “American Leather”
  9. The Middle Class (Santa Ana) – “Out of Vogue”
  10. The Fartz (Seattle) – “You Got a Brain (Use it)”
  11. Bad Brains (DC) – “Sailin’ On”
  12. DOA (Vancouver) – “Slumlord”
  13. Black Flag (Hermosa Beach) – “Damaged”
  14. TSOL (Long Beach) – “Abolish Government/Silent Majority”
  15. MDC (Austin) – “I Remember”
  16. Vibes (Edmonton) – “Unafraid to Believe”
  17. I Hate Sex (Edmonton) – “Sleep Paralysis”

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And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Show 64: Mean things Happenin’

Posted 2016/08/15 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: Edmonton Free School, Playlists, Punk and Politics, Punk and Protest

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On the History of Punk Show #64, Dr. Daniel Johnson picked the tunes and discussed SARS, media, Treaty 6, colonization, US politics, and, of course, how folk = punk.

Show 64 originally aired on CJSR 88.5 on 8 February 2016.

Here’s the playlist!

  1. Propagandhi (Portage la Prairie) – “Note to Self”
  2. Blackfire (Flagstaff) – “Mean things Happenin'”
  3. Bruce Springsteen (Long Branch) – “John Henry”
  4. Chris Brown and Kate Fenner (Toronto) – “Oklahoma Tape Deck”
  5. Gil Scott-Heron (the Bronx) – “New York is Killing Me”
  6. Gil Scott-Heron (the Bronx) – “Winter in America”
  7. Odetta (LA) – “Easy Rider”
  8. Kris Demeanour (Calgary)  – “One Show”
  9. Hurray for the Riff Raff (New Orleans) – “Everybody Knows”

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And here’s show #64!

The History of Punk Show 90: Audio Caffeine from A New Rhetoric!

Posted 2016/08/13 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: Edmonton Free School, Edmonton Music Scene

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On Monday 8 August 2016, Josh from A New Rhetoric joined the show to talk about the band, engaging with colonialism in contemporary Canada, and to play a song live in studio!

PLUS, we debuted the Toronto band SAGO, and made an exciting announcement about Counterfeit Jeans!

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Here’s the playlist from show 90!

  1. SAGO (Toronto) – “In Harm’s Way”
  2. The Secretaries (Edmonton) – “Hey Girl”
  3. A New Rhetoric (Edmonton) – “Four Corners”
  4. Bad Religion (LA) – “Them and Us”
  5. A New Rhetoric (Edmonton) – “The Origin Spirit and Intent”
  6. Chixdiggit (Calgary) – “Shadowy Bangers from a Shadowy Duplex”
  7. SNFU (Edmonton) – “She’s not on the Menu”
  8. Strung Out (Simi Valley) – “Better Days”
  9. Counterfeit Jeans (Edmonton) – “Black Light”
  10. A New Rhetoric (Josh) – “Decolonize Now” (Live on CJSR)

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And here’s the show!

The History of Punk Radio Show 63: The History of Punk Rock!

Posted 2016/08/13 by the.past.is.unwritten
Categories: "Intellectual" Events, Edmonton Free School, Playlists, Uncategorized

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PUNK ROCK

On Saturday 30 January 2016, an ensemble of Red Deer punk rockers put on a show of 38 songs spanning the history of punk rock! Then, on Monday 1 February, we talked about the show on CJSR and played some punk rock music too!

Here’s the playlist!

1. Ramones (NYC) – “Teenage Lobotomy”
2. Screeching Weasel (Prospect Heights) – “Cool Kids”
3. Borscht (Edmonton) – “You Can Leave if you Want to”
4. Velvet Underground (NYC) – “Femme Fatale”
5. Descendents (Manhattan Beach) – “Suburban Home”
6. Death from Above 1979 (Toronto) – “Going Steady”
7. Choke (Edmonton) – “Less than Nothing”
8. Passenger Action (Edmonton) – “Tonight we Resonate”
9. Black Mastiff (Edmonton) – “Leave it on the Floor”
10. Power Buddies (Edmonton) – “Fail”
11. Choir and Marching Band (Edmonton) – “Top Ten Hit”
12. Strangled (Edmonton) – “Third Eye”
13. Buzzcocks (Manchester) – “Fast Cars”
14. The Damned (London) – “New Rose”
15. Minor Threat (DC) – “In My Eye”

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And here’s the show!