Posts Tagged ‘Archie Roach’

Podcast #291

November 26, 2016

Featuring an interview with electronica act Speaker Face

Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2 [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘Democracy’ [CA]
Leonard Cohen – ‘You Want It Darker’ [CA]
Nick Cave – ‘Suzanne’ [AU]
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Magneto’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Speaker Face – ‘Driftwood’ [CA]
Interview with Speaker Face
Speaker Face – ‘Vertical’ [CA]
Blocktreat – ‘Follow Your Stupid Heart’

Regular listeners will know that the show has generally been rock n roll and folk-based, so I’m pleased this week to branch out into featuring an innovative Toronto-based electronica act named Speaker Face.  I caught up with Eric and Trent of the band post-show and recorded a great interview where they speak of the origins of the band and the uniqueness of their blend of electronica and traditional instruments.  One half of Speaker Face is American so we  also commiserate over the recent US election results…

Podcast #287

October 5, 2016

Featuring Pt 2 of an interview w/Gerry Hannah of the Subhumans

Mi-Sex – ‘Computer Games’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘People’ [NZ]
Mi-Sex – ‘Mi Sex, Your Sex’ [NZ]
The Peep Tempel – ‘Rayguns’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘It’s Not Too Late’ [AU]
Gerry Hannah – ‘Rejuvenation’ [CA]
Interview with Gerry Hannah
Gerry Hannah – ‘The Woman Reborn’ [CA]
Tanya Gallagher – ‘Virginia’ [CA]
Janaya Salmond – ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ [CA]
David Simard – ‘Cat’s Cradle’ [CA]

This week we feature Kiwi new-wave band Mi-Sex who’ve just released their first record in over 30 years! I recall being mesmerized by their synth-driven hit ‘Computer Games’ when I heard it late at night on ABCTV’s Rage program and I’ve since discovered this song become #1 on the Australian charts. Sadly the band’s vocalist Steve Gilpin died in 1992 but the band reformed at various points and finally released a new album this year titled Not from Here. You can hear the single Mi Sex, Your Sex on the show today.

I’m very pleased to air part 2 of my interview with Gerry Hannah of legendary Vancouver punk band the Subhumans. As we learned last week, Gerry has always been politically motivated, and the lyrics and vision of the Subhumans were testament to this. This week we hear how Gerry was inspired to take direct action as a member of the Squamish Five and he speaks candidly about what motivated his urban guerilla activities. This is a much-listen interview…

Stranded podcast #117

June 23, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120622-180300-to-20120622-194000.mp3

* Featuring a special on National Aboriginal Day 2012, including interviews with Rose from Redsoulbluez and Victoria homeless activist Rose Henry *

On Thursday June 21, Canada celebrated National Aboriginal Day.  In the previous week I was fortunate to see  Aboriginal blues musician and Juno Award winner, Murray Porter, play live in Vancouver.  Supporting Murray was a brand new project called Redsoulbluez and I interviewed Rose from the band.  She speaks about what it’s like to be an Aboriginal musician in Canada today.  I was also privileged to interview highly respected activist Rose Henry of Victoria, BC.  On today’s show you can hear Rose explain the importance of the decolonization movement and the urgent need for more equitable treatment of First Nations Canadians by government. 

In today’s show I also feature some classic tracks from Australian Aboriginal musicians and feature a rising star of contemporary Aboriginal music, Benny Walker.  You’ll also learn about some historical and contemporary issues relating to Australian Indigenous people’s struggles for social justice and self-determination.  Much respect to the Coast Salish people of the Vancouver region and the Ngunnawal people of the Canberra region where I grew up in Australia.  MG

Yothu Yindi – ‘World Turning’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Mabo’ [AU]
Yothu Yindi – ‘Dots On The Shells’ [AU]
Archie Roach –  ‘Down City Streets’ [AU]
Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ [AU]
Ruby Hunter – ‘Let My Children Be’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘Black Fella, White Fella’ [AU]
Warumpi Band – ‘My Island Home’ [AU]
Saltwater Band – ‘Compass’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘Till You’re Gone’ [AU]
Benny Walker – ‘You And Me’ [AU]
Interview with Rose from Redsoulbluez
Redsoulbluez – ‘Motherless Child’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Rez Bluez’ [CA]
Interview with Rose Henry – Pt 2
Sister Says – ‘Street Cars’ [CA]

Featured video:  Archie Roach – ‘Took The Children Away’ (1992)