Today on the VE….It’s “The Other 1964.” The pop culture landscape that The Beatles invaded on this day in 1964 was firm ground, tended by a generation who were just about to lose their hold–to something new and entirely unexpected. Plus…the entire side 1 of the 1964 Capitol records documentary LP “The Beatles Story” takes it from there.
And Now, Here They Are…
Al Hirt: Java
Tessie O’Shea: I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts
Peter Paul & Mary: A Man Come Into Egypt
Serendipity Singers: Crooked Little Man
Swingle Singers: Bach Fugue In D Minor
Village Stompers: Washington Square
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto: So Danco Samba
Charles Mingus: Better Get Hit In Yo Soul
Frank SInatra: Fly Me To The Moon
Dean Martin: Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
Jack Jones: Wives And Lovers
Muddy Waters: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Sam Cooke: Ain’t That Good News
Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A Changing
The Beatles: “The Beatles Story” LP, Side 1
Arthur Fiedler/The Boston Pops Orchestra: I Want To Hold Your Hand
The Rutles: Hold My Hand
John Lennon/Elton John: I Saw Her Standing There
George Martin Orchestra: This Boy (Ringo’s Theme)
Franz Ferdinand: It Won’t Be Long
Moon Martin: All I’ve Got To Do
Beatallica: (And Justice For) All My Loving
Gregory Phillips: Don’t Bother Me
The Zhuzhu Pets: Little Child
Sue Raney/Nelson Riddle Orchestra: Till There Was You
The Treasures featuring Pete Anders: Hold Me Tight
The Rolling Stones: I Wanna Be Your Man
The Smithereens: Not A Second Time
The Beatles: Meet The Beatles (original LP side 1 and 2)
Today On the VE…Meet “Meet The Beatles.” 50 years to the week of its release, the iconic album gets turned around by an eclectic mix of artists…and then gets spun straight through from a virgin vinyl copy.
Join host Paul Cavalconte for an in depth look and listen into this seminal LP.
Smart, catchy power pop from the UK! And they’ve given RTDS an exclusive – their brand new single “Jealousy” that will released in Canada on Jan 3rd, and in the UK on Jan 10th! Yes, that’s right, the ONLY place you can hear it will be on RTDS, just before “New Music Mondays“, at 12p/6p/10p Dec 16th. It will then be added to out Hot Trax category. And keep your eye tomorrow on the “I Can’t Believe My Earz” blog tomorrow for a rundown of the track!
And check out The Toniks’ recent performance at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern on YouTube HERE. Their debut CD “Rise & Shine” is out now, on CD and digital download and you can get it right HERE.
RTDS is proud to be the first radio station in Canada to add the Toniks to regular rotation.
Sticky: Tonight on Listen UP Talk Radio – Joey Pants! Joe Pantoliano discusses mental health stigma @ 8p ET
TUNE IN TONIGHT at 8p ET on Listen UP Talk Radio to hear Joe!!! www.Talk-Radio.ca
We all know what a very fine actor Joe Pantoliano is, in fact, he’s been rewarded with many nominations and an Emmy for excellence at his craft, specifically for The Sopranos! He’s been in some of the biggest movies such as The Matrix, The Fugitive, Memento, Risky Business, one of my guilty pleasures Eddie & The Cruisers, and was even a featured voice in Racing Stripes! But, did you know…
He suffered through the 90’s with clinical depression, but was only recently diagnosed? And, unlike SO many others that suffer with depression, Joe decided to do something about it. What could he do? TALK, announce on the National Alliance on Mental Illness blog that he had been suffering from clinical depression for the last decade, and try and remove the stigma of depression and mental illness, as they are afflictions that people struggle with, and often they will try and pass it off as something else. He also addresses his addictions to alcohol, food, sex, Vicodin and Percocet that were the external manifestations of his depression. Could Joe do more? Absolutely…
How about establishing a not-for-profit organization called No Kidding, Me Too! to unite members of the entertainment industry in educating the public about mental illness. The name came from the reaction Joe would get when he would share his challenges with others. Could Joe do MORE? Read on…
“This empowering film sheds light on what nearly 100 million Americans suffer in isolation. Through candid, often humorous discussions with Pantoliano and his family on their struggle with his own clinical depression, as well as the compelling stories of five other people from all walks of life, all affected differently by mental illness: a brain surgeon with bipolar disorder, a psychologist with ADHD, and three high school students managing bipolar disorder and clinical depression.”
Could Joe do MORE still? Yes! How about chatting with Dr. Peter Sacco and Todd Miller about all of the above? Tune in @ 8p ET on Wednesday Dec 4th to hear Joe in conversation…and if you miss it, don’t forget it will be On Demand Thursday right here ==>Mental Health Matters On Demand
A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists! THIS WEEK: Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s own Young Benjamins, a 4 piece contemporary folk/roots band with a twist! They’ve recently released the “Less Argue” LP on the Dollartone label, and we spin some tunes from that and talk about what’s coming down the pipeline for 2014! Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice! On demand Tuesday if you miss it right here ==> New Music Mondays On Demand
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A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists! THIS WEEK: Toronto Ontario’s own TIM MOXAM, a singer / songwriter and performer ex- of The Great Bloomers now striking out on his own, and it’s about time! This dynamic Alt-Americana/Folk artist just released his “Blue Son” EP, and we spin some tunes from that and talk about what’s coming down the pipeline for 2014! Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice! On demand Tuesday if you miss it!
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A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists! THIS WEEK: London Ontario’s own “The Creekside Strays“, a band that shares some musical DNA with Pearl Jam, The Dave Matthews Band, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and even, in our humble opinion, perhaps a little Presidents Of The USA. This red hot 3 piece has just released a great new self-titled EP, and we spin a bit of that and something from an earlier release . Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice! On demand Tuesday if you miss it!
New Music Mondays is proudly presented by:
A weekly blast of fresh new music from Indie artists the world over, as well as new music from established artists! THIS WEEK: Rochester’s own “DDrive“, an amazing band that rocks hard in 3D, featuring Toronto/Rochester’s Phil Naro. Also this week, Prog/Rock local boys “Druckfarben” featuring Phil Naro as well, as we spin a tune from their CD. And, 3 amazing unique Peter Gabriel covers discovered by Associate Music Director Joe Cornelisse. Catch his ‘not to be missed’ blog “Sonic More Music” on the web or Facebook. Tune in at 12p, 6p and 10p ET (9a, 3p and 7p PT) every Monday for all the new music you can cram into your iDevice! On demand tomorrow if you miss it!
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Sunday on the Vinyl Experience….for the hour, for Lou Reed….his earliest recordings, and some unique tributes from a galaxy of stars he influenced. Featuring The Jades, Big Star, Lewis Reed, The All Night Workers, The Roughnecks, The Velvet Underground, Mott The Hoople, The Riot Squad featuring David Bowie, Simple Minds and MORE! 9a/3p/9p Sunday and 3a Monday, on Radio That Doesn’t Suck!
With recent media attention focused on the biopic ‘CBGB’ about the New York punk explosion in the mid-1970s and the recent release of a new comprehensive boxed set about England’s The Clash, it seems perfect timing for filmmakers Colin Brunton and Kire Paputts’ exhaustive documentary ‘The Last Pogo Jumps Again’ to shine the spotlight on Toronto’s simultaneously evolving punk/new-wave/alternative music scene scene circa 1976-1978.
Using Brunton’s iconic and legendary 1978 documentary film ‘The Last Pogo’ as a jumping-off point, the three hour and twenty minute film delves into the literal overnight upheaval of Toronto’s staid and conservative pop culture where Rhythm & Blues and Country dominated the musical landscape on Yonge Street. It was also a time when disco and Cock Rock were battling against these genres and yet still playing by commercial and morally acceptable rules of engagement. It left zero room for outcasts, disenfranchised kids from broken suburban homes and rebels without a clear future as doctors or dentists. Toronto was locked in a Utopian past and something needed to be done about it. At least according to those that invaded an otherwise broken down part of Toronto’s manufacturing district.
Through hundreds of hours of interviews, film clips and photos Brunton and Paputts began principle filming in 2006 and have seemlessly captured the microcosm of the art and punk movement that erupted on Toronto’s Queen Street Circuit as the 1970s waned. They not only return to the scenes of the crimes – mainly following promoter Gary Topp (and later co-partner Gary Cormier as The Two Garys) and his vision of alternative entertainment within a few blocks of the more vibrant Yonge Street strip – but to the people that created a loose fitting dystopian collective that played loud music, engaged in violent anarchy, took drugs, had sex and accidently created a fashion sensibility.
The filmmakers have left no stone unturned having put the stories of each of the scene’s shakers on screen to give their perspective on the tornado that was swirling only steps away from Toronto’s Bay Street business district.
Gary Topp runs us through the evolution of the clubs that he convinced to allow him to hold alternative nights – basically booking bands he liked from his record collection. The action begins with booking the Ramones at the New Yorker Theatre in 1976 through Teenage Head getting shut down by Toronto Police on stage during the ‘The Last Pogo’ concert in 1978; Margarita Passion’s New Rose clothing and accessories boutique where The Viletones sprang to life; Ralph Alfonso and The Diodes’ opening of their own punk club The Crash ‘n’ Burn; Steven Davey and The Dishes turning The Beverley Tavern into a community hangout for Ontario College of Arts students; The Colonial Tavern and its basement of near death (several key figures like Frankie Venom, Star Records’ Paul Kobak, and others were beaten by bouncers one night); Club David’s and its gay burlesque cohabitation with punks which would suffer a horrific scene ending fire one New Year’s Eve followed soon after by the murder of its owner; The Horseshoe Tavern plus The El Mocambo, The Turning Point and other clubs that created a new look west of University Avenue.
The evolution of the bands and their part in building the wave of new music are all represented here in full glory through Gail Bryck, Ralph Alfonso, Dan Huziak and Don Pyle and other photographers, Peter Vronsky’s restored ‘Crash ‘n’ Burn’ movie footage, Johnny Garbagecan’s ‘Toranna Punk’ fanzine, Gary Pig Gold’s ‘Pig Paper’ fanzine, Rick Shambles’ cartoon map of the scene, TV coverage from the shocked mainstream media, newspaper and magazine clips and personal memorabilia from original fans and supporters.
The biggest attraction here is watching the creation of a new music culture unfold as both historical document and current oral history – particularly from the musicians who were in the eye of the storm: Steven Leckie, Freddy Pompeii, Chris Haight and others who got caught in the vortex of The Viletones; Paul Robinson, John Catto, Ian MacKay and John Hamilton from The Diodes; the late Frankie Venom and Gord Lewis from Teenage Head; all four members of the Curse; the three surviving members of The Ugly; The Forgotten Rebels; The Cads; Michael Dent of the Dents; David Quinton of The Androids, The Mods and Stiv Bators Band; Rude Van Steenes (aka Rudi Tuesdai) of Arson; Cleave Anderson of The Battered Wives; all of The B-Girls and so much more.
Here’s your chance to see what the rest of Toronto was doing while Ronnie Hawkins was trying to hold onto to his legacy and Goddo was occupying The Gasworks.
The film runs this week starting November 1st through November 6th at the Big Picture Cinema (on Gerrard Street East between Pape and Jones Ave in Toronto).