Posts Tagged ‘Kinnie Starr’

Podcast #352

October 6, 2018

Featuring Tropical F*ck Storm, Bre McDaniel, The Garrys and more

Missy Higgins – ‘Oh Canada’ [AU]
Baker Boy ft Dallas Woods – ‘Black Magic’ [AU]
The Drones – ‘Taman Shud’ [AU]
Tropical F*ck Storm – ‘The Future Of History’ [AU]
The Goon Sax – ‘We Can’t Win’ [AU]
New Talk – ‘Red Tuesday’ [AU]
Bre McDaniel – ‘Howl’ [CA]
Johnny Payne – ‘Lazy Love’ [CA]
Adrian Teacher and the Subs – ‘Can’t Fight Love’ [CA]
The Garrys – ‘Burger Bouy’ [CA]
Kinnie Starr – ‘Big World’ [CA]
Nicholas Krgovich – ‘Rosemary’ [CA]

An article from an Australian music journalist was posted online recently decrying the supposed lack of contemporary protest songs being written by Australian artists. In the last week there’s been push-back from more discerning listeners who note that the writer didn’t dig deep enough, as there are dozens of examples of protest songs from scenes not dominated by caucasian and heteronormative musicians. Andrew Stafford’s Guardian article lists a number of songs including those written by Missy Higgins, Baker Boy and The Drones and you can hear those tracks on this week’s show.

Stranded podcast #226

December 6, 2014

* Part two of an interview with First Nations activist Rose Henry *

Rose Henry was a guest on the show only a matter of weeks ago, but she was in town again so I was excited to have her pop into the studio for a catch-up.  Rose has just spent time at the the Burnaby Mountain protest against the highly controversial Kinder Morgan Pipeline and she fills us in today on what she observed and took part in on the mountain.

Featured video: Bloods – ‘Penelope’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #216

September 19, 2014

* Featuring the space-rock opera ‘Children Of The Sun’ by Billy Thorpe *

One of my favourite things to do is to purchase an Australian vinyl record on my travels here in Canada, that I can then play on ‘Stranded’.  I recently discovered a record I’d never heard of but have since discovered it’s regarded as somewhat of a classic – ‘Children Of The Sun’, by rock legend Billy Thorpe.  Billy began his musical career at the tender age of 9 and went to front a 60s British-invasion style pop group, The Aztecs, which morphed into a loud, bluesy beast of a band that is most famous for the hit ‘Most People I Know Think That I’m Crazy’.  In 1976 Billy made the plunge into the US market and found himself initially ignored by a country who had no idea that he was more-or-less the king of rock n roll in Australia.  The resulting record, ‘Children Of The Sun’ (1979), actually ended up charting in the US.  You can hear some of the wild ‘space rock’ sounds of this concept record on the show today.  MG

Featured video:  Broadwing – ‘Commerce’ [2014]

Stranded podcast #204

June 20, 2014

* Daniel Moir LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today we welcome to the studio Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Daniel Moir! Daniel is a seasoned performer and a natural at crafting thoughtful songs. He is a native of Edmonton and speaks today of the fertile and supportive musical environment from which he has since ventured. Tune in too to hear Daniel reveal what it was like to self-produce his album ‘Monday Morning’ as well as perform three acoustic tracks including the tentatively titled ‘Sorry #2’ which he plays for the first time! And if you feel like purchasing ‘Monday Morning’ you will automatically be making a small contribution to the work of the environmental non-profit Ecojustice.

We conclude today’s show with a chat with Scott Clark, of the Aboriginal Life In Vancouver Enhancement Society (ALIVE).  ALIVE exists to promote, enhance and foster the social, economic, and cultural well-being and health of Aboriginal peoples in Vancouver. They are hosting an inspiring event this evening for National Aboriginal Day – Reconciliation in Action Celebretion, at the Russian Hall.  The extra special guest is First Nations musician and performance artist Kinnie Starr.

Featured video: Daniel Moir – ‘Penticton’ [2011]