29 April 2008

Ashes, Paper & Beans, 29 april

Tonight's APB started with "Down the Two Mile Hill" by Ivan Coyote & Rae Spoon. Most of the show has from the 8th Multicultural-Multilingual International Poetry Reading (recorded 15 mars 2008 @ Gallery Connexion, F'ton). Ended with "N.I.Gel Freestyle" by Pocket Dwellers.

shirt: Arrow black dress shirt
loc: sleepbound
temp: 10 C
sound: Gang of Four return the gift

24 April 2008

Open House at CHSR

On May 14th, College Hill Student Radio (97.9 FM) will be opening its doors to the public. Stop by and see what happens behind the scenes. CHSR is your community radio station and they want to show you what they have to offer. Learn how you can go on the radio and play the music you like for your friends, family and anyone with a radio or an internet connection. If behind the-scenes is more your style, they also have a great deal to offer, including the largest music library east of Montreal and lots of great audio equipment that you can learn how to use.

CHSR FM is a volunteer-operated not-for-profit radio station that has been serving the UNB/STU campus and the greater Fredericton community for more than 40 years. During this time, they've been committed to providing a voice for all members of the Fredericton community. They offer the most diverse range of programming available in this region, including a vast array of cultural, political/activist, music, news and special interest programs.

CHSR is located in Room 223 in the Student Union Building on the UNB campus. The open house will be from 10am-3pm and then again from 6pm 8pm, for your convenience. For more information, email chsr@unb.ca or call 506-453-4985.

22 April 2008

APB, Earth Day 2008

Ashes, Paper & Beans, 22 April 2008.

First 2/3rds of the show was my recording of the 15 March 2008 Fredericton presentation-launch at Gallery Connexion of Latinocanadá: A Critical Study of Ten Latin American Writers of Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press) by Montreal author Hugh Hazelton with Fredericton author Nela Rio and Jo-Anne Elder as emcee.
Show ended with Ivan Coyote's "Something About The Light" and the "Oo-Wa Gitchi Manitou" song by Wabistan.

shirt: Storm Tech
loc: postshopw
temp: 15 C
sound: The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed

15 April 2008

Ashes, Paper & Beans 15 april 2008

Before the QWERTY folk showed up I spun a mix of mostly new, recent or newsworthy Canadian poet spoken work pieces:
"He Sings" by Fortner Anderson + tape/head
"Elvis has left the Building" and "Old Man of the Sea" by Gerard Beirne (the incoming Writer-in-Residence @ UNB)
"Play" by Kevin Matthews (the new Exec. Director of the NCRA)
"No Showcase Up Here" by Ivan E. Coyote
"The Mine is Closed" song by Ray Spoon
"Song of Freedom" by J. Nichole Noël

Pat Leech, Carson Butts. photo by Joe BladesPat Leech and Carson Butts, both editors for QWERTY magazine, were in the fishbowl for the second half of the show for an interview and readings of their own writings and pieces by other writers published in the latest issue of Qwerty. Show ended with "The Piano has been Drinking (but not Me)" by Tom Waits.

shirt: burgundy dress shirt
loc: sorefeetputup
temp: 6 C
sound: The Pixies Death to the Pixies

12 April 2008

Fredericton Small Press Fair: Summer 2008

12 July, Saturday, 12-5 pm
General public admission is free.
This location is not yet wheelchair accessible.
This fair has been co-ordinated to coincide with the revived Maritime Writers' Workshop, 6–12 July. For MWW info, contact: UNB College of Extended Learning, ph (506) 452-6360, ahowells@unb.ca MWW registration: ph (506) 453-4646.
Location: Charlotte Street Arts Centre Auditorium, 732 Charlotte St, Google map.

Organizers: revue ellipse mag and Maritimes Arts Projects Productions.

Exhibitor fees (including HST): tables $15 (full tables only), author readings $5 (sound system rental). Contact (506) 454-5127, joeblades@nb.aibn.com to reserve tables and readings. Payable, preferably in advance, to: Maritimes Arts Projects Productions, Box 596 Stn A, Fredericton NB E3B 5A6.

Free things (info, publication, calls for submissions, etc.) can be mailed to the same address for distribution @ the fair. The fair itself will not undertake to sell anything for folks who can't make it, but if you can arrange for someone to represent you @ the fair that would be great!

2008 AUTUMN: Our autumn fair will be co-ordinated in association with the 2008 Side by Side Festival of Literary Translation / Côte à Côte festival de traduction littéraire.

T-shirt: 2000 Radio UNB / CHSR FM
loc: drivendeskwerk
temp: 0
sound: Monty Python Sings

11 April 2008

APB receives Barry Award!

After catching the metalsmith-jewellers opening at NBCCD Gallery I went over to Wilser's [Tap]Room. Couldn't be at Chris Giles' presentation at the UNB Art Center also at 7 pm. Had told the E.D. earlier that I'd not likely make it to the 7 pm EDT confrence call meeting because I was shortlisted for an award and had been asked to be at the presentation. There's more than just good beer at the [Tap]room.

Sadly, many of the award recipients were not there. But Tristis Ward, until recently the Station Manager, was there, and she received the Carmen Kilburn Memorial Award—which was really great!

And I was presented with one: a Barry Award. Just says "Spoken", not "Spoken Word" or "Favourite Spoken Word" . . . but, hey, it's a great thing to receive! Thanks everyone! It's already hanging on one of my walls.

T: NB Fillmakers' Co-op 1979-1994
loc: Frimornagain
temp: 5 C
sound: Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik

08 April 2008

Ashes, Paper & Beans, 8 April 2008

Tonight's Ashes, Paper & Beans episode featured the my recording of the 8th International International Multicultural-Multilingual Poetry Reading that happened at Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, on 15 March 2008: Jo-Anne Elder, emcee. Readers included Yvonne Muzira, Joe Blades, M. Travis Lane, Alice Fay King, Carlos Morales, Josh Taylor, Giovanni Milani, Biff Mitchell, Eugenia Dietrich, Cecilia Brooks, Dawn-Aeron Wason, Carolina Dietrich, Hugh Hazelton, and Jo-Anne Elder.

Show ended with two tracks by J. Nichole Noël: “Dead Man Walking Down the Aisle” & “My Name is Nigel”.

shirt: burgundy dress shirt bought in Senta
loc: postAPB
temp: 9 C
sound: Kiss Greatest Kiss

02 April 2008

"Shelving! Home!"

The near bare basement when I saw it last Wednesday afternoon. A counter from the ex-Underground Cafe there and not much else except dust.

I tried to borrow shelving, bottles, and stuff to dress the set but got nowhere on such short notice to set dec a story that had been Jes' to do (and she had much of the key props at her place but was out of town) so I emptied all of my homemade pine plank shelving to build a 1968 wine cellar/restaurant basement set.

Cat helped dress it with stuff from the other "UN Rest" set of February.

Young Julia (Melanie Leblanc) and Malvecchio (Wally MacKinnon) on set on Saturday.

Sat- Sun- and Tuesday I stripped the sat, then with the help of Lefty/Young Jimmy (Josh Linton), I got the shelves and stuff home.

T: The Fiddlehead
loc: humpdayafternoon
temp: 3 C
sound: Led Zeppelin II

01 April 2008

Ashes, Paper & Beans, 1 avril 2008

Today's Ashes, Paper & Beans episode featured the 2 Feb Writing Home Reading @ Gallery Connexion. Emceed by Jo-Anne Elder the reading featured Bonnie Devine, Nela Rio, Joe Blades, Jo-Anne Elder and Faye Heavyshield. Also on the show was "He Sings" by Fortner Anderson + tape/head, and "Songs of Freedom" by J. Nichole Noël.

shirt: blue & white striped BD Baggies
loc: fredheckton
temp: 4 C
sound: Sex Pistols + Rock n Roll Swindle

Happy Olde New Year's Day

Today, China has announced the freeing
of both Mongolia and Tibet, and recognized
Dali Lama as spiritual leader of Tibet.

Pope Benedict XVI had dissolved the
Holy Roman Catholic Empire according
to the last faint words from sources in
the now ghostly, abandoned Vatican City.

Shell has announces that every Nigerian
is now an owner of their petroleum giant
and is set for life without poverty.

Militant Muslim clerics stating
they "got it all wrong" and that
their "way is meant to be peaceful"
have urged the end of fighting and
the destruction of all weapons.

After his unexpected pronouncement
of US withdrawal from Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan and Guantánamo, Cuba,
George Bush announced his resignation
from the presidency saying that he
"led the people astray through
fear and intimidation." He went on
to say that the military budget
will be redirected into guaranteed
education, health care and annual income
for all citizens and residents of the
great nation henceforth to be known as
the United States of Central North America.

The Big Six automakers have anounced
that gasonine-fueled engines are
a thing of the past and have unveiled
new water and solar powered vehicles
already in production world wide.

North of the border, where Canadians are
already familiar with the "CN, eh",
Harper took the hint and resigned
but not before locking in guaranteed
annual income, health care and education
and a requirement that all businesses
and agencies, including governments,
contribute a minimum of 10% of their
gross revenue to the arts and culture.
. . . if only this were all true . . .
sadly, fiscal new year's day for many
is April Fool's Day for many more . . .

shirt: blue & white striped BD Baggies
loc: fredheckton
temp: 0
sound: U2 "New Year's Day"