Archive for December 2015

The History of Punk Playlist #54: A Tribute to Professor Lawrence Aronsen!

2015/12/11

“Larry thought teaching people to think was the highest avocation you could have.”

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This is a tribute to Professor Lawrence Aronsen, a wonderful friend and mentor (there’d be no radio show without him). He picked the playlist for the show, and listened to it air on CJSR from Vancouver with his wife, Elizabeth. Larry’s pals David Mills and John Thompson helped spin his songs, and talked about his life and the impact he’s had on generations of students. Great (non-punk) music, stories, and other special guests David Marples, John Harris, Jeremy Rossiter, and Thomas Reikie.

The show originally aired on CJSR from 10-11:30AM MST on Monday 30 November 2015. Here it is:

And here’s the playlist!

1. Anne Feenay (Pittsburgh) – “The Internationale”
2. The Rolling Stones (London) – “Street Fightin’ Man”
3. Elvis Presley (Memphis) – “Jailhouse Rock”
4. Johnny Cash (Dyess) – “I Walk the Line”
5. Booker T. & the M.G.’s (Memphis) – “Green Onions”
6. The Beach Boys (Hawthorne) – “Surfin’ USA”
7. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
8. The Beatles (Liverpo0l) – “Come Together”
9. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Yesterday”
10. Sam and Dave (Miami) – “Soul Man”
11.  Otis Redding (Macon) – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay”
12. Marvin Gaye (DC) – “I Heard it Through the Grapevine”
13. Ray Charles (Greenville) – “Hit the Road Jack”
14. The Beatles (London) – “Revolution #1”

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The History of Punk Playlist #53: SAFQEY!

2015/12/10

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On 22 November 2015, a benefit show for SAFQEY was held at the Buckingham. Called Homeless Not Hopeless, the gig had a great line-up & raised $1500.

At the show, The History of Punk’s Brittany Rudyck interviewed Joel Frost, a local promoter who organized the show. Brittany also chatted with Sam Leibel, SAFQEY’s president.

On CJSR we played the 2 interviews, as well as bands that played the benefit. In addition, the show started with 3 songs from Labour, a new Edmonton trio that had its first show at Not Enough Fest in February.

Learn more & support SAFQEY here: http://www.safqey.com/

The show originally aired on CJSR from 10-11AM MST on Monday 23 November 2015. Here it is:

And here’s the playlist!

1. Labour (Edmonton) – “He’s Nice”
2. Labour (Edmonton) – “I Know U Know”
3. Labour (Edmonton) – “Warning”
4. Interview – Joel Frost
5. Failgiver (Edmonton) – “Failure”
6. Interview – Sam Leibel
7. Feminal Fluids (Edmonton) – “Let Me Smell Your Dick”
8. Banshee (Edmonton) – “Squander Life”
9. Weird Year (Edmonton) – “Two”
10. Wares (Edmonton) – “Barely Knew Her”
11. Teeth(?) (Edmonton) – “Function”
12. Disabler (Edmonton) – “Bitter & Resentful”
13. Against Me! (Gainesville) – “True Trans Soul Rebel”

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