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Support the Müzewest Spring Renewal!

2015/04/12

Müzewest is a music education program based in Vancouver. And it needs your help bringing songs to students!

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The program puts professional musicians in schools that lost their music programs (thanks to good ol’ budget cuts), for a concert series.

As Müzewest founder Jennifer West asserts in the face of these cuts, “the way these students connect to the music in the concerts shows it is still invaluable. Students learn that there is a healthy way to express their creativity through this beloved art form. They learn to create a community around this concert experience.”

To support this initiative, Müzewest is running a online spring fundraiser. There’s only 3 days left, and money still needs to be raised! Funds go towards paying artists, transportation, and venue rental.

Over 1300 students have already enjoyed musical opportunities through this program. Help ensure it continues to do so in the future!

Find out more, and donate here! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/muzewest-spring-renewal

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The History of Punk Radio Show #5

2014/11/03

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 20 October!

STATION ID – PROPAGANDI
1. Nomeansno (Victoria) – “Oh Canaduh”
2. Rude Norton (Vancouver) – “Sea Cruise”
3. The Shades (Vancouver) – “New Clientele”
4. Tim Ray and the Druts (Vancouver) – “Dying in Brooklyn”
5. Tim Ray and A.V. (Vancouver) – “Quarter to Eight”
6. Active Dog (Vancouver) – “Nothing Holding You”
7. Exxotone (Vancouver) – “Sideways”
8. The Modernettes (Vancouver) – “Rebel Kind”
9. The Modernettes (Vancouver) – “I can only give you Everything”
10. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “The Scheme”
11. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Urban Guerillas”
12. DOA (Vancouver) – “Trial by Media”
13. Dead Kennedys (San Francisco) – “Kill the Poor” (live)
14. SNFU (Edmonton) – “Money Matters”
15. Systematik (Vancouver) – “Regrets”

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The History of Punk Radio Show #4

2014/10/14

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 13 October!

STATION ID – WESLEY WILLIS
1. Andrew W.K. (Palo Alto) – “Oh Canaduh”
2. The Evaporators (Vancouver) – “The Bomb’s in my Pants!”
3. K-Tels (Vancouver) – “Automan”
4. Pointed Sticks (Vancouver) – “The Marching Song”
5. The Dishrags (Vancouver/Victoria) – “Bullshit”
6. Exxotone (Vancouver) – “Big Shot”
7. Active Dog (Vancouver) – “Fun While it Lasts”
8. No Fun (Vancouver) – “Mindless Aggression”
9. Private School (Vancouver) – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio”
10. Wasted Lives (Vancouver) – “Wirehead”
11. The Modernettes (Vancouver) – “Barbra”
12. The Modernettes (Vancouver) – “Suicide Club”
13. DOA (Vancouver) – “DOA”
14. The Fartz (Seattle) – “Take a Stand Against the Klan”
15. The Subhumans (Vancouver) – “Slave to my Dick”
16. DOA (Vancouver) – “Smash the State”
17. Art Bergmann (Vancouver) – “Company Store”

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The History of Punk, Class #17

2013/12/08

The Edmonton Free School
Monday December 9th 7:00PM
Location: Humanities Centre 1-14, The University of Alberta
All-Ages & All-Welcome

“Let’s find a new way to smash a guitar” Part II

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Last class we examined the relationship between punk and protest.

In this class, we will expand the discussion, with class participants presenting on ideas brought up in the last seminar.

We will also watch the documentary film Bloodied But Unbowed on the Vancouver punk scene.

Readings:
Punk and Protest: Laws, Counterculture, Action!
Punk and Protest: Laws, Counterculture, Action! Part II
Punk and Protest: Laws, Counterculture, Action! Part III
Mashup generation: Why parents and kids are spinning a common playlist

Playlist:
The Skulls move to Toronto
K-Tels – “Where Are You”
The Stiffs – “Fuck You”
Dishrags – “I Don’t Love You” live 1979
The Subhumans – Incorrect Thoughts
The Subhumans – “Firing Squad”

DOA – “Trial by Media”
Art Bergmann – Beatles In Hollywood
DOA – “30th Anniversary Documentary”
Bloodied But Unbowed: Early Vancouver Punk

Vote for Joe!

2012/04/27

Joey Keithley lives his life by a basic formula: Talk – Action = 0. Since the mid-1970s, he’s not only played in a great punk rock band, but he’s usually out on the front lines of important causes before other “activists” can even organize a photo-op. Now he’s taking his inspirational attitude straight into the conventional political arena.

Last week, he told the crowd at his free acoustic show at Permanent Records in Edmonton he was thinking of running for the NDP in the next B.C. election. This was followed by a tweet last night which said: “I am working on winning an NDP nomination for the next provincial election in my beloved BC We can change this world into a better place.” And, in the National Post, an article appeared under the headline “Prominent punk rocker seeking NDP nomination.”

No word as of yet if Keithley will be using his nickname “Shithead” during his nomination campaign, but one thing is for sure: it’s about time punk rock hit Canadian politics, and there’s no one better suited to do it than him.

City of Love & Revolution: Vancouver in the Sixties

2010/12/13

Professor Lawrence Aronsen from the University of Alberta has written a book called City of Love & Revolution: Vancouver in the Sixties.

According to the good professor, it’s a book about “the Baby Boomers coming of age, trying to find their identity. The hippie thing is a nice way to counter the mass consumption of the ’50s and ’60s.”

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Innovative Research Methods 101

2010/11/06

When you’re doing historical research, you can be pretty rest assured of a few things:

1) You’re going to have to read a lot of books.
2) You’re going to have to spend a lot of time in the library.
3) You’re going to have to spend a lot of time in the archive (this is different from the library, but only slightly).
4) You’re going to have to forgo any sort of social interaction for long periods of time.  

 Sometimes, though, depending on your topic, you have to get creative with your methodology. Such was the case when Joey “Shithead” Keithley played an afternoon gig at the Black Dog in Edmonton. The frontman for the seminal Vancouver punk band D.O.A., Keithley was a major part of the punk milieu during the 1980s (and ever since). So in the name of historical understanding, I had to put down my book, venture out of the library, and walk past the archive and head to the pub. Once there I had to order a pint from the barman, sit down in front of the stage, and utilize the handy coasters on the table to carry out my important research.

This was the result:

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