YouthCanSlam! – Fight and Flourish Radio (formerly The Hump) Aug 20 2014 Podcast

Hello hello!

This is Janice Lee, reporting back from YouthCanSlam in Ottawa, the national festival for young spoken word poets. I was there all week reppin KW, and I facilitated a Safer Spaces and Anti-Oppression in Slam workshop at the festival. Youth poets ages 14-22 from across Turtle Island came together to participate in workshops, see feature performers and compete in the Canadian National Youth Poetry Slam Championships. For this show I interviewed a handful of youth poets, as well as some organizers from the national spoken word scene. It’s quite a patchwork of short interviews. Be sure to check out the podcast below, on air we only heard up to track 10.

Fight and Flourish Radio – YouthCanSlam Feature Podcast Stream:
Part 1 | Part 2

Poems on this podcast:
1) Andre Fenton – “Biracial Superman” (Halifax)
2) Ikenna Onyegbula, YouthCanSlam Founder and Organizer, 2014 World Poetry Slam Champion –  “The Superior”
3) Eva Rodriguez – “Madame B” (Winnipeg)
4) Isaac Bond, Spoken Word Canada National Director – “Old Friend” (Saskatoon)
5) Alyssa Ginsburg, Toronto organizer – interview
6) Sea Legs – “Somewhere New” (Saskatoon)
7) Melissa Illing – “Jill” (Vancouver)
8) Andrew Warner – “Languages”, “School Poem” (Vancouver)
9) Mariah Dear – “Untitled” (Vancouver)
10) Scout – “Letter to my future child”, “Untitled” (Vancouver)
11) Sebastien Wen – “Cruelty” (Vancouver)
12) Sebastien Wen and Jess Tollestrop – “Welcome to the Cosmos” (Vancouver)

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, Aug. 18/14 (band/artist, song)

1. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Shadow People
2. Atomic Rooster, Black Snake
3. Steve Earle, Telephone Road
4. Johnny Winter, Prodigal Son
5. The Clash, Death Or Glory
6. Collective Soul, Love
7. Judas Priest, Before The Dawn
8. Metallica, Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
9. Elton John, Screw You (Young Man’s Blues)
10. Link Wray And The Wraymen, The Shadow Knows
11. Rainbow, L.A. Connection
12. U2, Cedars Of Lebanon
13. Traveling Wilburys, Tweeter And The Monkey Man
14. Pete Townshend, Keep On Working
15. The Rolling Stones, I Don’t Know aka I Don’t Know Why I Love You (Stevie Wonder cover)
16. Ian Anderson, The Turnpike Inn
17. John McLaughlin, Spectrum
18. AC/DC, Nick Of Time
19. Jeff Beck Group, All Shook Up
20. Procol Harum, Whiskey Train
21. Vanilla Fudge, Take Me For A Little While
22. Pink Floyd, San Tropez
23. Canned Heat, Gotta Boogie

Paul Jago unearths the music of The Gandharvas

Paul Jago will be rocking out two sets of new and old Gandharvas tracks at Imbibe this August 30th! Go back to school with a BANG this year and make sure to check out this show!

In addition to that Lake of Bays Brewing Company will be holding a Tap Take over! (with a possible one off beer!!! DO NOT MISS OUT!)

Imbibe Poster

The Royal Streets visit Sound FM


Hailing from Waterloo, Ontario, The Royal Streets  featuring Sam Keating, drums, Eric Stirtzinger, guitar, Algeron Friolet, Guitar/Vocals, Jillian Dowding, vocals, and Michael Demsey, guitar, have already begun to make their mark on the Canadian folk-rock music scene. Following a year and half of consisting Eastern Canada touring, The Royal Streets released their debut studio effort, Kings & Queen, on March 6th 2014 with the help of Catherine North Studios and producer Dan Hosh whose credits include Canadian acts like City & Colour, Whitehorse, and Rose Cousins.

The Royal Streets play Oshaga!
The Royal Streets play Oshaga!

Although the four of us have gone to school and been friends with each other for the majority of our lives, it was not until recently that we decided combine our efforts musically. The Royal Streets is our way of demonstrating hours and hours of hard work mixed with a variety of musical influences and our own life experiences. We are based out of Waterloo, Ontario and hope to share these sounds with all of you. Have a listen and join the riot, we are The Royal Streets.

They are now on the verge of their first Western tour and I am sure it will not be their last.

**This is strange mix for this podcast – part of it is phone chat, and part of it is in studio. The reason for this – my recorder did not properly record the live broadcast, (with Jillian, Michael, and Al who also sang a new song Sour Diesel) so I salvaged what I could of it and then mixed in the phone chat that I did with Jillian and Michael the day before. And then I mixed in some of the great tunes from their latest CD Kings and Queen. Ah, technology… ain’t it great when it works? – Coral.**

Catch The Royal Streets at The Wax (beside Bobby O’Brien’s in downtown Kitchener) with special guests Amberwood and very special guests 1951 featuring their good pal / producer Dan Hosh from Hamilton’s Catherine North Studios.

For more info check out The Royal’s Facebook page or


Royal Canoe visits SoundFM


wpid-20140812_213826.jpgOne of Canada’s hottest bands right now is Royal Canoe and they came by the Mano A Mano and Electrifying Session for an interview and to enjoy an abundance of Lake of Bays Brewing Company Rock Cut Beverages.

Check out their Website and Music here:

In the podcast we ask the band never before asked questions and gain some interesting insights into this Rock Cut Feature Band.


episode 87 agriculture show aug 12 2014


Krista Hulshof from  returns to our studio to being news of a workshop about permaculture and polyculture being held this Oct 2 2014.  The guest speaker is Mark Shepard. Event info is here  where you can also find the URL to reserve a seat via Eventbrite. and  Our music was of 2 songs and 3 spoken word audio clips.  Our Farm also has info here

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Dam Line 9 Blockaders released day after being arrested at Enbridge Line 9 Site

Press Release

Annishnabek, Haudenosaunee, Lenape Territories – Five protesters were arrested last night at an Enbridge Line 9 construction site which saw a week long occupation. Since early Tuesdaymorning people from across southwestern Ontario stopped construction at an Enbridge valve installation, camping out for a week and building their own infrastructure.

Yesterday at noon police delivered an injunction, at which point point most protesters packed up and left the premises. Two blockaders locked down to cement filled barrels which had to be jack hammered off by a police team. The individuals …read more

From: Daily GRRR