CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JAN 12, 2022

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CKUT TOP 30, JAN 12, 2022

1. land of talk – calming night partner – saddle creek CC
2. en fer – thedef timbal – self CC*
3. ada lea – one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden – saddle creek CC*
4. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer
5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*
6. body/dilloway/head – s/t – three lobed
7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts
8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC
9. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC
10. jerusalem in my heart – qualaq – constellation CC*
11. new chance – real time remixed – we are time CC
12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain
13. anarchist mountains – a balkan spacewalk – self CC*
14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*
15. john heward and alex st. onge – 0,00 – tour de bras CC*
16. various – utopic cities: progressive jazz in belgium 68-79 – sbanrecords
17. liily – tv or not tv – flush
18. big brave and the body – leaving none but small birds – thrill jockey CC
19. den mother – frantic ram  – self CC
20. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC
21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)
22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*
23. haviah mighty – stock exchange – mighty gang CC
24. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies
25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc
26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti
27. shad – tao – secret city CC
28. tone chop and frost gamble – one two- self
29. gayance – no toning down – self CC*
30. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*

 

 

 

 

 

#WhereIsTheLoveForPalestinians! A Letter to the Black Eyed Peas

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#WhereIsTheLoveForPalestinians !

 

Last year the global network, Musicians For Palestine, made an appeal in collaboration with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and BDS France to call on the Black Eyed Peas to cancel their concert in occupied Jerusalem on Nov. 29th, the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people, as celebrated by the United Nations.

 

After a couple weeks of discussions with musician friends, I agreed with a sentiment that was developing in our global conversation between musician friends working to support BDS, that it would be important to try to reach out to the band personally. After conversations with artists globally, including some high profile musicians who know the band personally for years, that route wasn’t going moving, the band wasn’t responding. In that light we launch a campaign: #WhereIsTheLoveForPalestinians ?

Here is the global BDS movement post

In the end Back Eyed Peas did respond to the campaign directly in the context of an article in AP, that directly references our campaign. The article reads :

“The BDS movement says it is a nonviolent campaign against Israeli abuses against Palestinians — both Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians who have lived under Israeli military occupation for more than half a century. Israel says the campaign is an effort to delegitimize and even destroy the country. ”

A statement on the BDS France website said the concert was “even more scandalous” because it was taking place on the international day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. It urged supporters to use the hashtag #WhereIsTheLoveforPalestinians — a nod to the group’s hit “Where is The Love” — to call for the group to cancel its performance..”

 

A letter from the heart to Black Eyed Peas 

 

“Let us remember, with our hearts, the Palestinian families who were shattered just this past May during the bombing campaign that took place in Gaza. 248 Palestinians, including 66 children, were killed, with more than 1,900 people wounded, many for life. These are not just numbers, these are Palestinians who lost their lives, or who were permanently injured.

All of these recent events took place in Gaza, a tiny territory that has been and continues to be under a state of military siege, dating back to 2008. All land, air and sea points of access to Gaza are under the siege and largely cut off to the outside world.

In this context and also with the continued expansion of colonial settlements in occupied East Jerusalem, we are appealing to you to not hold the concert in occupied Jerusalem on Nov. 29th.

Your music is heartfelt, about being in the world, engaging with people, focusing on manifesting positive energy, finding a good vibe, yes to all that! Also as a band you have played such an important role in creating space in the music industry for Black culture and voices, respect. Your songs often speak to a cultural framework for the Americas that cuts across borders, that cuts across linguistic divides; shout out to that !

It is in the spirit of engagement and solidarity between peoples that we are calling on you to look to Palestine, to see the devastating realities in occupied Palestine today, the thousands of political prisoners. Also note that today, many Israeli human rights activists are pushing for the light to be focused on these realities also. Israeli activists who are challenging Israeli apartheid policies from within Israel and are facing serious internal repression right now.

This Black Eyed Peas show could be a turning point for the band because the concert crosses a major ethical and moral line in the public space. This concert must lead to a larger conversation around bands playing shows in occupied Palestine. If you play this concert in Israel. Is your music authentic, or just a show? Is your effort to create a positive spirit through your music, full or an empty shell? Do the Palestinian people matter to you? What is the responsibility of artists to speak out with truth for human rights, for the people?”

 

Stefan Christoff, host of Free City Radio, airing Wednesdays, 11am on CKUT 90.3fm.

(Thank you to a network of friends who reviewed and edited / added to this text. Also to those who were involved in and / or where supportive of the broader process surrounding the appeal to Black Eyed Peas to respect the BDS call by Palestinians, including: Ian Kamau, Jessie Stein, Wake Island, Nicolas Jaar, Narcy, Peter Burton, Sarah Albu, Asher Gamedze, Aaron Lakoff, Talia Joundi, Salim Vally, John Clarke, Narcy and Airick Asher Woodhead (Doldrums).)

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: DEC 21, 2021

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REST IN PEACE ROBBIE SHAKESPEARE – LAST CHARTS OF THE YEAR: 

CKUT TOP 30, DEC 14 2021

1. ada lea – one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden – saddle creek CC*

2. en fer = thedef timbal – self CC*

3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies

4. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*

6. shad – tao – secret city CC

7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts

8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC

9. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC

10. jerusalem in my heart – qualaq – constellation CC*

11. new chance – real time remixed – we are time CC

12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain  

13.anarchist mountains – a balkan spacewalk – self CC*

14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*

15. john heward and alex st. onge – 0,00 – tour de bras CC*

16. various – utopic cities: progressive jazz in belgium 68-79 – sbanrecords

17. liily – tv or not tv – flush

18. big brave and the body – leaving none but small birds – thrill jockey CC

19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*

20. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC

21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)

22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*

23. haviah mighty – stock exchange – mighty gang CC

24. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC

25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc

26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti

27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC

28. tone chop and frost gamble – one two- self

29. gayance – no toning down – self CC*

30. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: Dec 7, 2021

CKUT TOP 30, DEC 7 2021

1. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer

2. big brave and the body – leaving none but small birds – thrill jockey CC

3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies

4. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*

5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*

6. shad – tao – secret city CC

7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts

8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC

9. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC

10. jerusalem in my heart – qualaq – constellation CC*

11. new chance – real time remixed – we are time CC

12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain

13.anarchist mountains – a balkan spacewalk – self CC*

14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*

15. john heward and alex st. onge – 0,00 – tour de bras CC*

16. various – utopic cities: progressive jazz in belgium 68-79 – sbanrecords

17. liily – tv or not tv – flush

18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*

19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*

20. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC

21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)

22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*

23. haviah mighty – stock exchange – mighty gang CC

24. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC

25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc

26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti

27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC

28. tone chop and frost gamble – one two- self

29. gayance – no toning down – self CC*

30. nick fraser 4tet – if there were no opposites – ezz-thetics CC

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: NOV 30, 2021

 

 

CKUT TOP 30: NOV 30, 2021

1. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer
2. big brave and the body – leaving none but small birds – thrill jockey CC
3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies
4. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*
5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*
6. shad – tao – secret city CC
7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts
8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC
9. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC
10. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC
11. new chance – real time remixed – we are time CC
12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain
13. anarchist mountains – a balkan spacewalk – alien garage CC*
14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*
15. john heward and alex st. onge – 0,00 – tour de bras CC*
16. various – utopic cities: progressive jazz in belgium 68-79 – sbanrecords
17. liily – tv or not tv – flush
18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*
19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*
20. satoko fujii – piano music – libra
21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)
22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*
23. haviah mighty – stock exchange – mighty gang CC
24. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC
25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc
26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti
27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC
28. tone chop and frost gamble – one two – self
29. amyl and the sniffers – comfort to me – ate
30. nick fraser 4tet – if there were no opposites – ezz-thetics CC

 

Santa Teresa’s Triple Threat by Eva Lynch

As a part of this year’s M Pour Montreal, a festival which celebrates and support’s Quebec’s indie musicians, Santa Teresa at the Societé Des Arts Technology hosted a three act bill which brought together a multitude of genres for a fun and versatile night.

 

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First to the stage was JayWood, a self-proclaimed ‘sad-jungle pop’ band whose music was a blend of indie alternative and funk, with slapping bass lines and drums beats which stayed in your head and made the energy of each song stand out. With a mixture of three guitarists and bassists on stage, the rhythms and riffs of the music got everyone moving and created a great energy which drew the crowd in and got people warmed up. There were a few technical errors that were handled with absolute grace and showed the audience what thankful and charismatic performers they were. Vocalist Jeremy Haywood-Smith ad-libbed an apology which only made it even easier to connect to their performance. With how the sound reverberated in the space, the vocals were a little overpowered by the instrumentals, but fortunately the instrumentals were enough to carry the show on their own and still provide that great groove.

 

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Next up was alternative pop and R&B artist Mauvey, who entered the stage wearing a show-stopping sequinned, lilac tracksuit with sleeves down to his knees, complete with a matching sequinned hat. As soon as Mauvey sang his first note you could tell he’d had his heart broken and you felt it with every line he sang, as he left those raw emotions on the stage and embodied them in his dancing. In his short moments of addressing the crowd, Mauvey expressed how grateful he was to be on the stage and authenticity radiated off of him throughout the performance. As a thank you, he dedicated one of his new hits to the audience as a gift for showing up and took the moment to do some affirmations with the crowd and remind us all that we are loved and important — staying true to his mandate of always spreading love.

He ended the show with the performance of his song Flowers, which continued to build until he was screaming the chorus and his voice sounded raw, in one of the most emotional performances of the night. For this final song, he descended from the stage, becoming a part of the crowd and welcoming us even further into his world. If you want to have a listen for yourself, Mauvey’s new album, The Florist, was just released on November 19th and can be found on all streaming platforms. 

 

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The last act, Ethiopian-born, NDG raised Naya Ali was clear when she started that her goal was to create a vibe and bring us into her universe and that’s exactly what she did. She entranced the crowd with beats so loud you could feel them in your bones, in what became a full-body experience. With her messages of positivity and clean flow, there was a clear artistry in all her songs: from her translation of an entire song to French, to a particularly poignant performance of her song ‘Toronto’s Gold’ which addresses the issue of gun violence. Ali is another artist who radiated love and care for her audience, although it must be said that the entire line-up was nothing but gracious and their passion reminds us of what we’ve been missing and what there is to look forward to as we make an even greater return to live music.

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: NOV 16, 2021

CKUT TOP 30, Nov 16 2020

1. new chance – real time remixed – we are time CC

2. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC

3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies

4. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*

5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*

6. shad – tao – secret city CC

7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts

8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC

9. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer

10. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC

11. big brave and the body – leaving none but small birds – thrill jockey CC

12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain

13. crieslol – self title – peyote tapes

14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*

15. sha money xl – chain on the bike vol 2 – teamwork

16. various – utopic cities: progressive jazz in belgium 68-79 – sdban records

17. intersystems – #4 – waveshaper CC

18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*

19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*

20. satoko fujii – piano music – libra

21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)

22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*

23. omar sosa & seckou keita – suba – bendigedig

24. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC

25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc

26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti

27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC

28. homeshake – under the weather – sinderlyn

29. amyl and the sniffers – comfort to me – ate

30. montreal jazz trio – s/t – odd sound

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: NOV 9, 2021

CKUT TOP 30: NOV 9, 2021

1. shad – tao – secret city CC
2. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC
3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies
4. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*
5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*
6. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC
7. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts
8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC
9. montreal jazz trio – s/t – odd sound
10. hot garbage – ride – mothland CC
11. amyl and the sniffers – comfort to me – ate
12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain
13. crieslol – self title – peyote tapes
14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*
15. sha money xl – chain on the bike vol 2 – teamwork
16. teke teke – shirushi – kill rock stars CC*
17. intersystems – #4 – waveshaper CC
18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*
19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*
20. satoko fujii – piano music – libra
21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)
22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*
23. omar sosa & seckou keita – suba – bendigedig
24. low – hey what – sub pop
25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc
26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti
27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC
28. homeshake – under the weather – sinderlyn
29. jose gonzales – local valley – mute
30. tonstartssbandht – petunia – mexican summer

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: OCT 26, 2021

1. shad – tao – secret city CC
2. visibly choked – self-titled – mothland CC
3. phu’o’ng tam – magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequencies
4. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*
5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*
6. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC
7. omar sosa & seckou keita – suba – bendigedig
8. snotty nose rez kids – life after – distorted muse CC
9. 2tonejones – contraband from india – self
10. mckinley dixon – for my mama and anyone who look like her – spacebomb
11. amyl and the sniffers – comfort to me – ate
12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain
13. crieslol – self title – peyote tapes
14. jason sharp –  the turning centre of a still world – constellation CC*
15. sha money xl – chain on the bike vol 2 – teamwork
16. teke teke – shirushi – kill rock stars CC*
17. intersystems – #4 – waveshaper CC
18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*
19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*
20. satoko fujii – piano music – libra
21. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)
22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*
23. andy shauf – wilds – arts & crafts
24. low – hey what – sub pop
25. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc
26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti
27. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC
28. homeshake – under the weather – sinderlyn
29. jose gonzales – local valley – mute
30. the zolas – come back to life – light organ CC

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: OCT 19, 2021

CKUT TOP 30 –– Oct 19, 2021

1. myriam gendron – ma delire – songs of love, lost & found – feeding tube CC*
2. the motorists – surrounded – debt offensive CC
3. khöömei beat – changys baglaash – arc
4. little simz – sometimes i might be introvert (age 101)
5. d’eon – rhododendron – hausu mountain CC*
6. the halluci nation – one more saturday night – self CC
7. omar sosa & seckou keita – suba – bendigedig
8. teke teke – shirushi – kill rock stars CC*
9. 2tonejones – contraband from india – self
10. mckinley dixon – for my mama and anyone who look like her – spacebomb
11. amyl and the sniffers – comfort to me – ate
12. fire toolz – eternal home – hausu mountain
13. crieslol – self title – peyote tapes
14. the zolas – come back to life – light organ CC
15. sha money xl – chain on the bike vol 2 – teamwork
16. liars – the apple drop – mute
17. intersystems – #4 – waveshaper CC
18. skiifall – woiiyoie tapes vol 1 – self CC*
19. aim low – broken sundial – self CC*
20. satoko fujii – piano music – libra
21. various – the sled island rock loto – sled island CC
22. morceaux de machines – saison gonzo – no type CC*
23. various – phu’o’ng tam: magical nights – saigon, surf, twist and soul – sublime frequenciesJoe
24. low – hey what – sub pop
25. common – a beautiful revolution pt 2 – loma vista
26. moor mother – black encyclopedia of the air – anti
27. yoo doo right – don’t think you can escape your purpose – mothland
28. homeshake – under the weather – sinderlyn
29. jose gonzales – local valley – mute
30. lord high executioner – hamanzee – bargain bin CC*