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CJLO's Metal Shows Get a Brand New Look! Part 1

CJLO is home to six "official" metal shows, and a few others (including mine), that mostly play metal but appear as red and not black on the CJLO on air schedule. Shows like mine understand the benefit of seeming like any ordinary ol' rock show, while playing some of the heaviest music. By making ourselves seem accessible and harmless, we fulfill every parental fear by luring virgin ears to the devil's music.

#CJLOGoesMoog: Day Four

Today was a short day fro me, thanks Air Canada for booking me on an early flight. 

Despite my brief amount of time, I managed to see some great stuff!

#CJLOGoesMoog: Day Three

A conversation with Ben Frost and Tim Hecker. Photo taken by author. 

#CJLOGoesMoog: Day Two

Today began bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and ready to talk radio at the panel on Radical Radio. I was especially excited for this discussion, not only because I am a self-professed radio nerd, but one of the speakers was a college radio alumni of mine, Anna Friz, from back in the day at CITR 101.9fm in Vancouver.

#CJLOGoesMoog: Day One

I spent part of the day getting acclimatized to Durham, North Carolina, figuring out the lay of the land, so to speak.

A Friday the 13th with the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry

Lee Scratch Perry & Subatomic Sound System, Club Soda, Montreal on Friday the 13th, May 2016 as part of his 40th anniversary of 1976 release "Super Ape" on Scratch's own Upsetter label.

Solids - Else EP

Dine Alone Records 2016

One of the great pleasures of listening to Solids' four-track EP, Else, is the wave of noise and distortion that washes over you created by the pounding drums, thumping bass, and distorted guitars. And, unlike the breakneck speed of their debut LP Blame Confusion, Else seems to show the Montreal duo of Xavier Germain-Poitras and Louis Guillemette taking their time and allowing for both the songs and listeners to breathe.

Creepy Occurrence at Concordia's Loyola Campus

A few years back, I wrote an article for the CJLO magazine about the creepiest thing that ever happened to me around CJLO studios. As I implied then, I don't actually believe in ghosts, but I would like to believe in them, if that makes any sense. I like listening to other peoples' paranormal experiences and am fascinated by the idea that fragments of the past have the ability to manifest in the present. For the most part, however, I believe that the unexplainable generally has a very real, very boring explanation.