Archive for December 2014

The History of Punk Radio Show #13


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 22 December, when Professor David Marples visited the show!

1. Flesh for Lulu (Brixton) – “I Go Crazy”
2. Chelsea (London) – “Right to Work”
3. Generation X (London) – “Your Generation”
4. Buzzcocks (Bolton) – “Orgasm Addict”
5. Magazine (Manchester) – “Shot by Both Sides”
6. Joy Division (Manchester) – “Disorder”
7. New Order (Manchester) – “Blue Monday”
8. The Exploited (Edinburgh) – “Punk’s Not Dead”
9. Simple Minds (Glasgow) – ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)”
10. Elvis Costello (London) – “Pump it Up”
11. Arctic Monkeys (Sheffield) – “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”
12. The Pogues (London) – “Fairytale of New York”

David Marples The Gateway British Subcultures 3 April 1980 pp 8 and 9
Article by David Marples in the University of Alberta’s The Gateway, April 1980 (Thanks Peel’s Prairie Provinces’s Archive) 

The History of Punk Radio Show #12


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 15 December, when Jamie Ormerod visited the show!

1. Joy Division (Manchester) – “Transmission”
2. New Order (Manchester) – “Temptation”
3. Talking Heads (NYC) – “This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)”
4. David Bryne & Brian Eno (NYC) – “Strange Overtones”
5. Blondie (NYC) – “Maria”
6. Ramones (NYC) – “I Wanna be Sedated” (Live)
7. The Clash (NYC) – “Guns of Brixton” (Live)
8. Belladonnas & The Temps (Saskatoon) – “Serial Love”
9. Lagwagon (Coleta) – “Reign”
10. The Rebel Spell (Vancouver) – “10,000 Years”
11. Benjamin Clementine (Edmonton, London/Paris) – “Edmonton”

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Pictures from the Heart


The Art in the heART of the City Visual Arts Exhibit. Not just a fun name to say, it’s the name of the new art exhibit on at City Hall in Edmonton through 18 December. 12 inner-city artists with 40 pieces, the exhibit has paintings, drawings, soapstone carvings, and photographs.

All 4 photographs in the exhibit were taken by William Neis.

4 photos

One of these photos was taken in Churchill Square in winter. Another shot is from the river valley, of geese going south. The third is a view of the clouds from his apartment window, and the fourth of his roommate Fred (who also happens to be a cat).

William started taking pictures in 2009 when his brother gave him a camera. Since then, he’s used it to take photos all over Edmonton. For William, taking photo is a way to express himself, and a form of self-therapy.

Encouraged by mentors in the community, he’s taken over 30,000 photos within the city. Nevermind the number and the quality of his work, however. As William relates: “I’m not a photographer, I’m a guy who takes pictures.”

Despite this opinion, at the opening of the exhibit, William was approached by a professional photographer of more than 30 years. He told William his photos were some of the nicest he’d seen, and that one in particular was a very difficult shot.

William credits the Inner City Recreation and Wellness Program and the Boyle McCauley Health Clinic for supporting him, and he supports others in the community by sharing his photos.

Although he rarely takes pictures of people, most of William’s photos are of nature and animals. Part of the reason for the focus? It’s so that folks “who can’t get outdoors for themselves can still enjoy,” he says, “the beauty, and see that’s there still good in the world.”

As such, William shares his photos online with people all over the planet. It is also an opportunity for someone in a different place, like Texas, to “see what a jackrabbit looks like in the snow.”

Although you’ll often see him hiking through the river valley with his camera, he never plans to take pictures ahead of time. As he says, “it just happens. Nature presents itself. The next photo is a hop, skip, and stumble over the next bank.”


See William’s photos at the Art in the heART of the City Exhibit on at City Hall, and check out more of his work at Bill Neis Photography.

Bird photo



The History of Punk Radio Show #11


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 8 December, when Professor David Marples visited the show!

1. Sex Pistols (London) – “God Save the Queen”
2. Siouxsie and the Banshees (London) – “Hong Kong Garden”
3. The Clash (London) – “London Calling” (Live)
4. The Undertones (Derry) – “Teenage Kicks”
5. Ian Dury and the Blockheads (London) – “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”
6. The Jam (Woking) – “In the City”
7. The Stranglers (Guildford) – “No More Heroes”
8. Boomtown Rats (Dublin) – “I Don’t Like Mondays”
9. Stiff Little Fingers (Belfast) – “Gotta Gettaway”
10. The Damned (London) – “New Rose”
11. Sham 69 (Hersham) – “If the Kids are United”
12. The Specials (Coventry) – “A Message to you Rudy”
13. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Out of Line” David Marples The Gateway The Specials 7 Feb 1980
Review by David Marples in the University of Alberta’s The Gateway, February 1980 (Thanks Peel’s Prairie Provinces’s Archive) 

The History of Punk Radio Show #10


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 1 December, when Jim Nowhere visited the studio!

1. Jim Nowhere (Edmonton) – “20th Century”
2. Zero Cool (Edmonton) – “Blind Eye”
3. Jim Nowhere (Edmonton) – “Industrial Design”
4. Serf X (Edmonton) – “Suburban Prom Queens”
5. The Germs (Los Angeles) – “Lexicon Devil”
6. X (Los Angeles) – “True Love Part I”
7. X (Los Angeles) – “True Love Part II”
8. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “California Über Alles”
9. The Minutemen (San Pedro) – “#1 Hit Song”
10. Nomeansno (Victoria) – “Stocktaking”
11. Rebuild/Repair (Edmonton) – “Circadian Void”
12. Jim Nowhere (Edmonton) – “Life is Cheap”



The History of Punk Fanzine #1


The History of Punk Fanzine #1 was released at Clean Up Your Act Productions‘ Edmonton Zine Fair #2. With a Harry Potter-esque publication run of 25 copies, the zine sold right out. This may be because it was free. Whatever the reason, if you missed getting a copy grab an online (and just as free) on below!The History of Punk Fanzine 1

The History of Punk Fanzine 1

The History of Punk Radio Show #9


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 24 November!

1. The Sweathearts (Edmonton) – “Man Meat”
2. Borscht (Edmonton) – “Candy”
3. Ben Disaster (Edmonton) – “Our Eyes Meet”
4. The Smalls (Edmonton) – “Tight Spot” (Live)
5. Minstrels on Speed (Edmonton) – “Jacking Deer”
6. Slates (Edmonton) – “Minarets”
7. Todos Caeran (Edmonton) – “Kafka on the Shore”
8. Exits (Edmonton) – “Save Yourself”
9. Cold Lungs (Edmonton) – “Memoto Mori”
10. Renny Wilson (Edmonton) – “Youngsters”
11. Master Splinter (Edmonton) – “Grindrcore”
12. The Rhubarbs (Edmonton) – “Spirit of ’77
13. Zero Cool (Edmonton) – “Your Thick Head”
14. Worst Days Down (Edmonton) – “Iowa Won’t Wait Forever”
15. Jim Nowhere (Edmonton) – “Alberta Advantage”


The Sweathearts



The History of Punk Radio Show #8


Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 17 November!

1. The Clash (London) – “Know Your Rights” (Live)
2. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Firing Squad”
3. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Holiday in Cambodia”
4. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Kinky Sex Makes the World Go Round”
5. Gang Green (Braintree)– “Kill a Commie”
6. The Minutemen (San Pedro) – “Political Song for Michael Jackson”
7. Bad Religion (Los Angeles) – “New America”
8. Fugazi (Washington DC) – “Turnover”
9. Propagandhi (Portage la Prairie) – “Note to Self”
10. Worst Days Down (Edmonton) – “Born in the USA”
11. Banshee (Edmonton) – “Raoul Found a Dead Dude” (Live)
12. Ben Disaster (Edmonton) – “See you Next Spring”
13. Single Mothers (London) – “Womb”
14. Still Life (Edmonton) – “Safe as a Hospital”