Monthly Archives: January 2012


January’s Montreal Sessions: The Word I Heard

THE WORD I HEARD is an experiment.  This month on CKUT’s Montreal Sessions, Karen Robins and Tim Beeler will explore the places where spoken word poetry and music come together.  The sessions will include found recordings, mashups, in-studio readings, guest artists, as well as their own work.

:::UPDATE::: Tune in to the final installment of The Word I Heard on the Montreal Sessions today from 3 to 5 pm as Karen and Tim reflect on the month’s programming, chat about each others’ work, and bring you some new original material.  Also featuring on-air performances from Eric Andrew-Gee of STEPS Magazine and local spoken word poet and founder of Madpoetix Productions, Kym Dominique-Ferguson.

The Montreal Sessions is a monthly artist-in-residency program. Each month a new local artist/DJ/musician/band/label/festival/promoter programs a month’s worth of live, weekly radio shows, which air every Tuesday from 3-5pm .



Reality Attack has been bringing a healty dose of anarcho-
feminist punk  to the airwaves since 2007, playing anarcho-
punk, d-beat, crust, 77, riot grrl and spoken word, with
a critical analysis and radical message committed to encouraging
dialogue and thought on anti oppression politics and socially
conscious growth in our communities.
Take a Listen to the final episode that aired on January 3rd

So Long No I’m Iron Man: The Story of Dikembe Muotumbo

The Epic Journey of No I’m Iron Man the Story of Dikembe Mutombo as hosted
by the venerable Dan Maxham, and radio child Detroit Burns since 2005 had
it’s last moment of glory over 5000 Watts of Power this  past Thursday
January 4th 2-4am. Never has there been such sacrasm and wit in selections
and banter, they will be gravely missed, and we wish them all the best in
what the future may hold in store for them, with the hopes that they come through on their promise to make the occasional cameo on ckut’s airwaves.
Have a listen to the final chapter HERE
Or check the archives while they still exists HERE
art's birthday


It’s happening again –

on Friday January 13th at 185 Van Horne 9pm: CKUT’s Annual Celebration of the idea that ART was born on The 17th of January 1 000 048   years ago when some one dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water, Some sort of hair brained idea by FLUXUS artist Robert Filliou in 1963. We figure it is indeed a great way/day to Celebrate the presence of Art in our lives – we’d be pretty solemn without it.

There is gonna be Birthday Cake, Decorations, Party Hats, Sound Installations,  film screening  s, musical performance (and a rumored impromptu kissing booth…)

Musical Guests include:

Andy boay /Leyla Majeri and Katherine Kline / LWA / FleshtoneAura /Id_M_Theft_able/  Flandrew Fleisenberg /       Emilie Mouchousandrea-jane cornell

Doors at 9pm music at 9:30 8-10$ at the door


Montreal based trio Aim Low came together as a self described happy accident and make some pretty dense wall of sound droning music  with effected guitars, bass, vocals and other objects. They’ve been making themselves nauseous by hanging around in the brown zone of frequency spectrum since boredom brought them together in late 2010.  they have self released an a few ep’s and at the time there was talk about cassette releases on they live we sleep, and  walnut locust in the near future.

While chatting in the studio after their set  that literally gave my lungs a good vibrational massage due to the intensity of the sound pressure levels emitted through their modest amplifiers, they talked about the process of improvisation in their approach  to creating and performing music. I can’t remember if it was d.a or l.f that said it,  but what he did say was that it’s like  “You know how to get home from one place, but we each take different routes to get there. There are established starting and ending points and structural conventions in place, but ultimately it’s like – hey guys i’ll meet you down the street in 12 minutes, some times you’re early, sometimes you’re late some times you just hang around there till you all meet up.” I dunno – i really enjoyed this analogy to structured improvisation.

Listen to their live set on New Shit in  on the Free Music Archives