Monthly Archives: August 2012



CKUT is preparing a day of intermittent Cage inspired programming to celebrate John Cage’s Centennial, Wednesday, September 5th between 9am and 10pm.

John Cage was born on September 5th, 1912, and his ideas on the musicality of sound, inclusion of indeterminate elements in composition and chance operations as structural elements in composition continue to inspire and influence the works of countless composers, musicians, performers and artists across disciplines.

Starting at 9am, Where’s the Beat? hosts Eliot Handleman and Andie Sigler will focus their critical, no-holds-barred exploration of contemporary music on Cage.
From 11 am onwards, local composers, musicians, sound and radio artists will present performances, readings, and compositions by or inspired by Cage.

The line up includes:

  • 11:00 – 12:00: Nancy Tobin: Reading Stories about Mushroom Gathering
  • 12:00 – 1:00: Chantal Dumas: 40° Nord – 73° Ouest
  • 1:00 – 1:15: Pierre Marc Beaudoin
  • 1:15 – 2:00: Andrea Jane Cornell: InonoutinInoutonin
  • 3:00 – 4:00: Emilie Mouchous: Improvisation avec termes lexicaux de la Mycologie
  • 4:00 – 5:00: Mario Gauthier: Some Thing(s) from John Cage/ Quelques chose(s) de John Cage
  • 8:00 – 9:00: Chantal Laplante(avec Cléo Palacio-Quintin and David Cronkite: Variations IV, Lecture on Nothing In a Landscape, Two4
  • 9:00:10:00: Eric Letourneau: Silences et fragements de discours politique
Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan circa 1977.

Elsewhere on the internet…

(thanks for the tip WFMU)

Ann Druyan and Carl Sagan circa 1977.

Check out this sweet read that starts like this: “This is a love story. And, oddly enough, it starts with an interstellar space mission and a golden record.” Check out the rest: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan’s Ultimate Mix Tape (via NPR)

vintage Corin Tucker

Find out about Corin Tucker (Heavens to Betsy, Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker Band) origin story: Corin Tucker Discusses How She Got Her Start on Stage (via AV Club)

"Cougar" a.k.a Jonathan Cummins flying solo on his last show for The Montreal Sessions

Last edition of Cougar’s Straight Talk show for the Montreal Sessions

“Cougar” a.k.a Jonathan Cummins flying solo on his last show for The Montreal Sessions

Today is Jonathan Cummins’ last show for The Montreal Sessions (a.k.a. Psi Factor and the Cougar a.k.a. Straight Talk a.k.a. Hammer of the Mods). Psi Factor won’t be in today but will be phoning in in the second hour…so expect more rock, less talk as compared to all the other shows this August. 😉

Special guests on the show today include CKUT almuni/former station manager (from when we used to have such a position pre-collective) Nadine Gelineau, et plus!

  • Gonna miss today’s show? It’ll live on forever (three months or so) in CKUT archives for ya.


Malcolm Goldstein

Malcolm Goldstein LIVE on The Kitchen Bang Bang Law!

Malcolm Goldstein

Tune into The Kitchen Bang Bang Law to listen to an interview with Malcolm Goldstein in anticipation of John Cage’s birthday. Malcolm may also grace us with a performance, so be sure not to miss that!

Check out the archived interview here.


My Little Stolen Pony

Lady Ga Ga pony?

Today is the Karen a.k.a. the Stolen Pony’s last day in the CKUT music department! She’s wonderfully managed the day-to-day runnings of the department with Amber and has been a major boss of our music collection and most importantly of this here blog,!

We’re gonna miss the sound of her hoofs on the CKUT floor boards and her whinnying about great new music. Lucky for us though she’ll be continuing to DJ from time to time, so tune in next Wednesday the 29th when the Stolen Pony fills in for The Lion’s Den. Rawr/nay!

Edited to include, uh, this here video…


Elsewhere on the interweb…

Here are some finely wrapped morsels of information and entertainment that we gathered for you this week while crawling the web…

Screaming Jay Hawkins

Musicians’ Brains ‘Fine-Tuned’ to Identify Emotion: A recent study finds that us music types are all emo.

via the FMA

The Rise & Fall of MP3 Blogs (via Free Music Archive): Say it ain’t so!


Neilsen’s 360 Music Report Concludes Music Discovery Still Led By Radio (Via Rolling Stone):  This makes us happy.

Cuz there’s more to life than music and radio: Susan Sontag on Love: Illustrated Diary Excerpts (via Brain Pickings)

Happy weekend!

Andy Williams and Scott C

The Goods 10th Anniversary Brunch at Sala Rossa

Chudoin’ this Sunday, baby? Celebrating 10 years of The Goods (Sala Rossa’s monthly dance party extraordinaire) with CKUT DJs Scott C and Andy Williams for a one time only return of Sala’s famous brunch? We thought so.

Come out for some amazing food and a live broadcast of The Goods radio show, hosted by Andy and  Scott on CKUT every Sunday from 2-4pm.