Tag Archives: vincent tinguely

12243271_10153109305071010_2045260686635764055_n

Concert Review: King Crimson @ Theatre St-Denis

 

12243271_10153109305071010_2045260686635764055_n

There was an air of the unreal about my being at a King Crimson concert at all. Everything about the show was big … it was a big venue, it had big publicity, and it had very big ticket prices (starting at $73 – hard to call them the ‘cheap seats’!) … I’d asked the CKUT music coordinator to try to get me on the guest list almost as a joke, and she’d confessed it seemed highly unlikely. In fact the request had been turned down, but then the publicist had called back and offered a pass after all! Faith for the faithless.

My own relationship with King Crimson had been via the late 70s, stripped-down ‘new wave’ Robert Fripp, when he’d shaved off his hippie locks and shed the flares and the fringed jackets, and reinvented himself as a solo performer. He’d disbanded King Crimson in 1974. As he wrote in the liner notes of his 1980 solo LP God Save The Queen / Under Heavy Manners, “on a professional level this was largely a result of the decreasing possibility for any real contact between audience and performers. This seemed to me to be caused by three main factors: firstly, the escalation in the size of rock events; secondly, the general acceptance of rock music as spectator sport; thirdly, the vampiric relationship between audience and performer.” Continue reading

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Today on The Kitchen Bang Bang Law…gifts!

Vince Tinguely by Sherwin Tjia (originally for Ascent magazine)

Tune in today to The Kitchen Bang Bang Law (Tuesdays from 12-2pm, hosted by Vince Tinguely) for a special CKUT Funding Drive show. Vince’s show, in his own words, is about “is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today.”

The show has featured a slew of amazing guest over the past year including theatre artists Émilie Monnet, Alison Darcy and Cat Kidd, activists / artists / curators Stefan Christoff, John W. Stuart and Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo, video artist and activist John Greyson, performance artists Victoria Stanton, Amalie Atkins, Janine Eisenaecher and Laura Margita,musicians Elwood Epps, Malcolm Goldstein, Christian Richer, Kathy Kennedy, Jahsun of Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Jean Smith and David Lester of Mecca Normal, Brahja Waldman and Kyra Shaughnessy, and poets and writers like Ian Ferrier, Moe Clark, Gail Scott, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Endre Farkas, Moheb Soliman, Jane Gabriels and Kaie Kellough.

Along with the amazing gifts available for all CKUT donors, Vince has the following gifts available to Kitchen Bang Bang Law supporters: aselection of vinyl LPs, CDs (and even a VHS tape!) from this year’s crate-digging:

  • Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live /`1975-1985 (5xLP box set) for a $30.00 pledge
  • Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Madman Across The Water (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Equinox (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Laurie Anderson – Big Science (LP) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Vangelis – China (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Style Council – The Cost of Living (2xEP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Paul Horn – Inside The Great Pyramid (2xLP gatefold with insert) for a $25.00 pledge
  • Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (LP, Mexican pressing) for a $15.00 pledge
  • Joni Mitchell – Hejira (LP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Carole King – Tapestry (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge10cc – The Original Soundtrack (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
  • Gene Krupa – Big Noise From Winnetka (Japanese CD re-issue with replica LP sleeve) for a $20.00 pledge
  • Bauhaus – Shadows and Light music video (VHS) for a $10.00 pledge

Phone in (Call 514.907.9424) or donate on-line!