Friday, February 11, 2011
Make Room for the Blues - make room for the blues
what I've been listening to this week
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Smalltown Shakedown - The Black Magic Episode
The shape-shifting DJ Know Nothing explores sonic occultism. Oddly enough the soundtrack of the dark arts includes an unusually high proportion of Can-Con. For the ultimate listening experience, recline on an animal pelt of some variety, light a clove cigarette, and drink something strong out of a goblet.
Nelson Before Nine - Youth activists, City Council’s spending plans, and a 100-year-old clown
Host: Bill Metcalfe
Reporter Chris Shepherd on recent Nelson city council budget talks
Grade 10 students Caleb Von Maydell and Susannah Rebar on social activism at LVR
Michael Graham on Scaramouche Jones
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Bob The Postman - The Luddites - Part 4
"Press forward, every gallant man, with hatchet, pike, and gun . . .“ "We’ll break the shears and the windows too and we’ll all set fire to the tazzling mill.”
Download MP3 of this Episode - 25:28
Bob The Postman - The Luddites - Part Three
"No more chant your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood, his feats I but little admire. I shall sing the achievements of General Ludd, now the hero of Nottinghamshire.”
Download MP3 of this Episode - 19:46
Bob The Postman - The Luddites - Part Two
The Industrial Revolution “Poverty, poverty knock.” When the loom worked the weaver.
Download MP3 of this Episode - 20:29
Bob The Postman - The Luddites - Part One
The Good Old Days “If it wasn’t for the weavers, what would you do?” When the weaver worked the loom.
Download MP3 of this Episode - 17:12
Live Here Work Everywhere - Feels Like the Place is Breathing
Many of the people interviewed in the series were attracted to Nelson because of its easy access to many different kinds of outdoor activities. A significant them of the discussions in Parts 11 and 12 is that if you create the kind of town you want to live in, based on quality of life, talented people will come and economic development will follow.
Live Here Work Everywhere - So Many Interesting People Here
We asked all of the people in parts 1-10 what attracted them to Nelson and why they stay here.
Live Here Work Everywhere - A Refreshing Cup of Dragon Well Tea
Two Hills Tea imports organic green tea from China, and sells it across North America. Oso Negro Coffee is a well-known spot in Nelson, but few residents realize that more than half of Oso Negro's business is outside the area. Lanaknits Designs creates knitting patterns for designer clothing with a difference: the clothes are designed to be knitted from hemp yarn, which owner Lana Hames supplies with the patterns.