Music

Big Shiny Tunes Tribute Show

It’s no secret that bringing back the late 90s-early 2000s had a couple hiccups in order for a nostalgic night to appear in PG. But here we are, in the afterglow of a certainly sick show that couldn’t have happened without the help of Omineca Arts Centre, our beloved local musicians, volunteers and audience participants. (And of course our sponsors who made the silent auction a treasure trove!)

Another big hand goes to our fearless leader/Community Outreach Coordinator, Kate, who spearheaded this amazing idea of hers! WOW. If you’d like to see the full photo set of this night head on over to our facebook!

Blocktreat Music Video Drops!

Hey y’all,

this is your friendly Music Director at CFUR coming at ya.

Our good pal Brandon, known under the performing name Blocktreat, is releasing a new album soon! With new albums, new music videos come along in order to get us hyped. And thus, enjoy this delightful new track along with the very meta projection-based music video!

In our email correspondence, Brandon also gave me a little background on what the video is all about.

“My good bud and stellar photographer Casey Bennett was the main set of eyes for the project. His specialty is capturing the lonely, desolate beauty of Northern BC towns. It was super fun to make -- we spent a couple nights over the summer running around town with a video projector, blasting studio footage on a bunch of charming Williams Lake buildings and back alleys. The overall mood we were trying to capture is the quiet, lonely charm of our gritty little town. “

CFUR can 100% get behind the charm in a northern town. So from one gritty place to another, CONGRATULATIONS Blocktreat! We are so excited for your new album!

Stay tuned out there, everyone!

Today's Top Wikipedia Edits: John Deere Made Bicycles in the 1890s

According to Wikipedia: 

  • Swiss national radio reported that "the [Swiss] Foreign Ministry has offered to mediate between [Catalonia and Spain] in the crisis [regarding Catalonia's independence]. However, on 16 October 2017, the Foreign Ministry...released a press note declaring that no formal offer was made, also stating that the independent aspirations in Catalonia are an internal affair of Spain"
  • Donald Trump in Music: In a recent live show, Canadian punk band D.O.A changed the title of their song "F***** Up Ronnie" (1981, in relation to Ronald Reagan), to "F****** Up Donnie." In "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" by U2, Bono changed the lyrics from "When fact is fiction and TV reality" to "When fact is fiction and reality TV",  in relation to Donald Trump's reality TV career
  • List of 'The Simpsons' couch gags: The most recent episode on October 15 featured "the Simpson family [as] the furniture instead of the characters on the couch: Homer is the couch, Bart is the left lamp, Lisa is the right lamp, Maggie is the painting above the couch and Marge is the TV antenna. Couches come in to sit on Homer"
  • The core focus of [John Deere] remained on the agricultural implements, but John Deere also made a few bicycles in the 1890s"
  • Resolute Bay and Sanikiluaq's broadband communications were "upgraded to 4G LTE technology, and 2G-GSM for mobile voice"

For more Wikipedia edits, tune in to WikiNews on Tuesdays at 9am and Saturdays at noon, or listen online at www.cfur.ca

Source: www.listen.hatnote.com

Listen to All Episodes of "A World of Good"!

A World of Good is a show all about showcasing great international or internationally inspired music. This show has been running on CFUR since January 2016 and is hosted by yours truly, Jesmeen, with an occasional guest appearance from the elusive Albert. Currently, we're on hiatus; but luckily, all our episodes ever aired are hanging out on Mixcloud for your enjoyment.

From Canada to Argentina to Pakistan to Japan to Senegal-- we've got music from everywhere, interspersed with fun facts from the bands we play, our own bad jokes, tips from the Farmer's Almanac, and so, so much more.

Check it all out at: Mixcloud.com/DeoJ

And to get you started, here's our most recent episode:

So have a listen if you're in the mood for a trip around the world. We spin the globe. And wherever our finger lands, we'll take you there.

Cheers,

Jesmeen

"Pressure Gonna Drop On You"

Those words, sung by the great Toots Hibberts, are, for better or for worse, true for most of us. In these hectic lives we find ourselves in, pressures mount on all sides. Jobs, debts, family, relationships. Need I go on? Yes? Okay, fine: student loans, sickness, deadlines, homework, trucks that won't start, responsibilities that won't stop.

It's time for Pressure Drop.

Let your troubles worry about themselves for a minute (Or, better yet, for 58 consecutive minutes) and kick back with some quality radio programming. Let DJ Sol's soothing selection of ska, reggae, rocksteady, and punk flow through their ears and into your weary mind.

Have a listen to this, the 11th episode of Pressure Drop, and let that pressure drop off your shoulders.

Ether in the Attic: Episode #143 - Existing in the Light - 20170731

An oncoming heatwave lurks in the waning August Sun. Embrace it or run from it? Ride the snake my friends. It all comes back on itself eventually. Turn off the A/C (if you have it) Grab some ice (if you can get it), and celebrate the fact that its hot enough to melt it.

 

P.S. I'm making hats made out of hubcaps at the stand this week. Far more fashionable than your standard tin-foil hat, and with equal heat radiation & signal interference properties.