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 That Magazine from CITR Radio 102
August 1987 No Sense
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That Magazine from CITR Radio 102
August 1987    Vol V No 7    Issue #55
EDITOR
Michael Shea
WRITERS
Iain Bowman, Gerald Creede, Marc Davies,
Alexander T. Graight, Anthony Hempell,
Sleepy La Goon Turner, Ken Lester, Janis
McKenzie, Todd Neave, Regiondl Rhonda,
Jane Seymour, Robert Shea, Doug Stetar, Mike
M. Tropp, Richard Vilus
PHOTOS
Reece Metcalfe-Rehm
ILLUSTRATORS
Rod Filbrandt, William Thompson
COVER
Flicka Blades
ART DIRECTOR
Karen Shea
DESIGN
Harry Hertscheg
LAYOUT
Pat Carroll, Lucy Crowther, Matt Richards,
Marina Christina Terry Shedo Ollek,
PROGRAM GUIDE
Louis Jantzen
TYPESETTING
Dena Corby, Maja Grip, Lorna Mulligan,
Don Schuetze
BUSINESS MANAGER
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ADVERTISING
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DISTRIBUTION
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SUBSCRIPTIONS
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PUBLISHER
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Discorder Magazine, c/o CITR - UBC Radio
6138 SUB Blvd., Vancouver, B.C. Canada
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Discorder is That Magazine from CITR Radio
102 and is published monthly by the Student Radio
Society of the University of British Columbia, although it winds up being printed deep from within
Surrey, Canada.
Discorder Magazine prints what it wants to, but
pledges to put the CITR On The Dial program schedule and SpinList record chart in every issue. Discorder also vows to circulate 17,500 copies by the
first of each month. Subscriptions are encouraged.
Twelve issues: $12 "in Canada, $12(US) in the
States, $18 elsewhere. Make money orders or
certified cheques payable to 'CITR Publications'.
CITR Radio 102 broadcasts a 49-watt stereo signal throughout the Vancouver area at 101.9 FM.
But for best reception, hook up to the FM cable network. CITR is at 101.9 cable FM on Rogers (Lower
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but is still at 100.1 on Rogers (Fraser Valley).
Inquiries about CITR, Discorder or the Mobile
Sound System can be directed to station manager
Harry Hertscheg at 228-3017, between 10 am - 4
pm, Monday to Friday, if you want to talk to the
deejay, call 228-2487 or 228-CITR.
IN THIS ISSUE
• JUDY RADUL
she's got a way with words like some people
get away with murder 6
• WHAT'S A WORD WORTH TO YOU?
word work submissions from our readers prove
that it is definitely worth something 8
• ROBERT ANTON WILSON
the whole truth and nothing but from the
master of transformational entertainment 14
IN EVERY ISSUE
• UP FRONT
a good place to start 4
• VINYL VERDICT
the last word 17
• ON THE DIAL
an everyperson's guide to CITR 19
• LOCAL MOTION
a good place to finish 22
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UP FRONT
THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF DISCORDER has a few words about
music, but many words about Words.
Words are soundless until spoken by the
voice, the voice is an instrument, words are
notes of the voice, the voice is an instrument, words are notes of the voice, so
words can be music too. It's just that some
people can play better than others. Like
Judy Radul, for instance. This month's
issue features an interview with this local
wordplayer "performance poet" who likes
to defy the meanings of some words and
most people's expectations by taking her
work into the nightclubs. It has got people
talking, and it doesn't damage you ears
either.
The centerpiece of this special edition is
What's A Word Worth To You?, a selection
of word works submitted by readers of Discorder. Words are obviously worth something to you people, and we would like to
thank all of you who made the effort to
write. For those of you whose works were
not printed, they will be kept on file and
perhaps featured in later issues. Thanks
again.
Because of the special nature of this
month's Discorder, your summer reading
issue, and of the limited space available,
Airhead, Spin List, and Bottom Up have all
been pre-empted. They'll be back next
month though in the Big September Back
to Rock'n'Roll issue.
BEHIND THE DIAL
• When September rolls around, you
know it's time for another rousing edition of
Shindig, Vancouver's most entertaining
"battle of the bands" extravaganza. Shindig is held weekly at the Savoy until it concludes with the finals in December. Any
musicians or groups interested in being a
part of Shindig need 35-45 minutes of original material; all demo tapes should be
sent to Shindig, c/o CITR, 6138 SUB Blvd.,
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 3A5. If anyone is interested in assisting with the promotion
and/or organization of Shindig, please call
Linda Scholten at 228-3017.
• CITR concert presentations: The Sons
of Freedom with Skinyard from Seattle on
August 12 at the Luv-A-Fair. Chris and
Cosey with SPK at Graceland, August 20.
That's all folks.
The Editor
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AUGUST 1987   5 Away
Words
AND GENTLEMEN,
UDY RADUL
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Judy in performance with Andrew Wilson, from "Repression, the Sleeping Maiden", Western Front, March 1987
i will work very hard to make a good
performance because i have little things
to share with you and i really do like you,
well, most of you, or the idea of you, or
maybe the idea that you like me. and we
will all be feeling good in that good old
fashioned way when you suddenly remember you are alive, it usually lasts only 'till
the ride home is finished but good things
come in small packages, and maybe we
will go over to my house later for a good
time.
Promises, promises, but nine times out of
ten you can count on Judy Radul to deliver the
goods. Though I've never been over to her
house, I have had several good times watching and listening to her deliver those goods.
What does she deliver? She delivers words
with a punch and a wallop, a smack and a
beat - words in a way that you've never heard
before. Judy Radul is a poet - yes, she's a
poet, but more than that she's a performer -
the way she uses words is poetry, and poetry
is her medium to perform.
describing things is like giving little
presents, if you get it right and people
get to notice what they've never seen
before, violette le due describes the
sparkles on the floor of the pahs subway,
things like that give you instants, make
you feel the moment, see the corners of
the rectangle, bouncing fat warm new
born seconds on your knees, but it is not
fun if you can't go there so i will describe
the things we have with us and between
us and our little faces and voices, but we
won't talk about poop, or blood or puke
because a lot of people already talk about
those things.
Well, what does she talk about then? She
talks a lot about sex, the politics of sexual
6   DISCORDER
relationships, and something that many performers do not wish to discuss, let alone
acknowledge, that is, the audience-performer relationship.
/ was never really interested in breaking down the barriers between performer
and audience, i think that is really hard
and i never saw a way that i thought was
feasible or interesting enough to do that,
i don't like to ask people to get up and
do some sort of token participation, i think
audiences always participate anyway, i
like to bring that out, what their role is and
what the relationship is and how and
when they aren't really active, there is a
line somewhere that says the performance
is based on the repression of the audience by the performer because you are
acting out their repressed desires in
certain ways, and even just their desire
to perform by doing it.
Judy  has  performance  in  her veins  like
most of us have blood. Her academic background is in visual arts, where she came very
close to completing a degree at SFU. While
writing texts for her performance art pieces,
Judy found that her delivery of the words alone
outside of the 'performance art' context was
enough to drive an audience wild. She not
only says the word, she becomes the word.
the idea of the voice....try ing to think
of  the   voice  as   an   unbody  kind  of
thing....the voice as bodiless, extending
yourself, what the voice does as it leaves
your body, when you have a conception
of yourself,  what you're like, what you
are, a lot of that has to do with your
physical being, so, i was trying to think
of the voice as breaking the boundaries
of the skin, extending your body so it fills
the whole room because your voice fills
the whole room, it touches all the walls, it
is always in context because it is affected
by the sound of the room....the morei
started to work with words the more i
wanted to defy their meaning, i wanted
to work with words in a way that they
would work against themselves and be
freed up a little because another thing
with language is that language is completely  political   and   tends   to   repeat
whatever is the status quo.
Judy attempts to defy the status quo even
further by taking poetry out of its smug blanket
of  academia,   out  of  the  book  store  and
coffeehouse, and throwing it in the faces of
club and concertgoers. She has performed
with the likes of the Animal Slaves, Bolero
Lava, and Rhythm Mission at various venues
around the city. On August 2 she will perform
with Bamff at the Venue, for a benefit for the
since fire-destroyed Or Gallery.
poetry was out of favour because it
was surrounded by a kind of elitism and
it was a boring scene, but also because
i think that anything people feel they can't
understand really bothers and antagonizes them, the whole idea of understanding something is a throwback from our
education system which collapses experience into one compartment, and that is
not what art is all about...the thing that
would keep me on the edge i think would
be being able to perform in different
situations, i think if i became just a club
performer it would probably be detrimental to what i do. as i am now, i get
asked to perform in clubs and artspaces.
i feel i have to push myself a lot harder
and i get input and feedback from those
different elements. Judy's present goal is to take herself on
tour. In September, she will be a special
guest at Ultimatum in Montreal, a weeklong
poetry extravaganza that attracts such high-
calibre wordsmiths as William Burroughs,
John Giornio, Kathy Acker, and Attila the
Stockbroker. But it is a battle to extricate
oneself from the amenable surroundings of
this fair city, and it is only now that Judy is
beginning to apply some foresight to the
present situation and thinking in terms of,
egads!, a career. But how do you market a
poet?
the challenge is that our whole day to
day existence is based on a brain-dead
way  of living,  not much  requires  any
probing mental power, you can easily get
by without thinking deeply about anything
for you whole life, i find it hard to think
deeply, to concentrate, and hard to sit
down and do what i want to do. i find i
have  a  built-in  distraction,   it is  really
frustrating to feel something else inhabiting you, to be possessed by something
that you don't want to have in you.
While in action though, Judy is possessed
by a positive spirit that helps her achieve the
results desired. She has the ability to capture
the  imagination  of  her  audience  with   her
street-wise sense of delivery. And when the
beat of the words alone gets to be too much,
she has her friend Mallory accompany her on
drums. Judy's performances are fast-paced
and to the point, and with just enough humour
to keep you laughing at the wonderful absurdity of it all.
you can't give people too much space
or time because they get mad thinking
you're giving them nothing, to me, you're
used to being continually bombarded,
so if somebody put you in a room all alone
that might be the best gift they could
ever give you but you'd feel ripped-off,
you'd feel they took everything away from
you. deprivation is a good thing but you
can't deprive people of food without
depriving them of the sensation of hunger.
Alexander T. Graight
THE BLACK WEDGE TOUR
AUGUST 13 AT GRACELAND
Last summer, the Black Wedge tour raged
down the west coast from Vancouver to LA.
This summer, in August and September,
the Black Wedge will be touring in Canada.
The Black Wedge is a group of poets and
musicians who promote a do-it-yourself direct action solution to problems of social injustice—not party politics. They got together to express their anti-authoritarian, anti-
sexist, anti-racist ideas and to inspire
people to get back their confidence to express opposition to the social system we
live in. The Black Wedge wants to open up
a whole new arena for activist resistance
culture. Participating in The Black Wedge
are Mecca Normal from Vancouver,
Rhythm Activism from Montreal, Peter
Plate from San Francisco, and from Toronto, Bryan James and Mourning Sickness.
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AUGUST 1987    7 sill
What's A Word
Last issue, Discorder asked our readers to send in original word works to be
featured in the following collection. The response was inspiring. What you see
here is but a small selection from those submissions. Thanks to all of you who
put pen to paper, its good to know that the word is notdead9yet. Edited byfudy
Radul and Michael Shea.
On words;
Ever since J.H. Kraft invented the word proeessor for today's society on the
move, the "word'* has never been the game. We demand that words be both
convenient and have a Jong shelf life. While the apathy towards the "old;
word ha»increased, an opportunistic, cunning, incestuous, closed, religi<
sect with a hist for power - lawyers - have taken control of old words
they have begun using them towards a warped end. The general public mi
wake up before the "deeds and words" druids slap a lien on the entire Earth.
The only way to stop these "word mongers" is to keep using obsolete words
and by spreading the word to the unaware.
Sincerely concerned,
Marc Davies
TOP OF THE POPS
In the neon glitter confett
The hollow day-glo painted ladies
Preen their plastic feathers
Hellbent for designer leather
They writhe with vain feigned passion
In the pseudo art deco naugah
Gutless rude-boy tarts grovel <
Making the bondage scene
The wind-up Brando clones^
Shaking ^$$1 fear behind trf
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Greasy swel
Rippling witl
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With cfufully
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mirror xerox fakes
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and shades
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Trying to get this down
these symbols represent sounds
arranged in a sequence
to make meaning
wrapped in the tap
of this machine
each tick
is triggered
by the snap of a synapse
that crackles like
the words going down
on this page
one word sets
off another
like a
string of fire-crackers
until all I am left with is
Todd Neave
ck-straps rui
seething opporH^st
self-proclaimed artists ply their
iged disarray, intensejjboutth
>nly in insipid preten
new wave wimpoids
iarchyf they want to be loved
iol image
I deception
It's the sad parade of the lonely phonies
Their image is rad chic fad-gadget status
They clong together in safe conformity hipne;
Pretenders one and all, in spoon-fed uniform
True defenders of the glittering consumer myth
The media maggots are dread beat dead heads
They commit the smug rape of the rebel original
The mad daddy's are replaced by trendy syntho-hip consumers
Individualism is dead in the new-wave punketj
And the squares need not fear,
For their greedy society will endure.
Is there ANYONE left who stands alone?
Sleepy La Goon Turner
CONFESSIONS OF A FUROR SCRJBENDI
Every night I sit and think about the people of letters
who have passed through the ages.
And every night I think of those who proud ly say they
have never finished a book in their lives
I sit here and use what some have used for their bread
and butter, and others have found an embarrassment.
WHY?
A GOOD QUESTION I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANSWERED ADEQUATELY.
DEFINITELY NOT FOR THE MONEY
NOT FOR THE SATISFACTION OF TEARING A PIECE OF YOURSELF OUT
AND HOLDING IT UP FOR THE WORLD TO SEE.
PERHAPS JUST TO FIND OUT WHO IS ME.
in the dark, trembling, I look at what I just wrote.
What good will it do the world, or myself, will anyone
see it, if they do, will it mean anything to them?
•lated from others, just to make what is here full, is
worth it to me?
yes be worth it?
Richard Vilus
8    DISCORDER Worth to You?
an entire correspondence
large, flailing appendages, that have never spun,
but that have held buts, maybes and goodnesssakesj^g
:e is just a state of big, THEY SAY.
le.ifs just a rate of rise.
fool everyone ali the time, but not me.
is the man, not the mood, if s other,
the pose, expend the poise, to its end.
end, and then are gone, but to where if       S'„
isn't actually thjere? maybe by ending things   *
we actually give them existence??
Regional Rhonda
What can I say about your accident Any
to crack an egg and it says Bobby on it. Ever]
you reach the end of your tethtr you get an erfjjj
sion. They were so yellow they were drinking, (ri^
ing). The red brick streets twist like sunset valley
don't get any way any. Don't go crazy Or wild*
cause there is no cheque enclosed. They were so
yellow they were ringing. Laughts of laugh during
tkefesttve season but now it's back to laws. Slamb.
I'm sure glad I'm not in your shoes. No crime in
going to work looking tired. Please hold onto them
until I can send some money. Quickly losing its
minor status. Shuld be a nice trip. When this girl
goes back to Mexico I'm afraid the monetary situation will be dire. But that's not till October. Got
some pretty grim smiles. My mother didn't care if I
even wore underwear as long as J was hit by a clean
ambulance.
Dawn on the dark street
I stand alone
I stand alone among the Transsexf
Teenyboppers and popcorn queen*
For I'm not like the rest
It's a life I detest
Gerald Creede
*     .wi;:::,: •
Ifrretend to be happy
Pretend to be happy
KeeD tellina mvself
If nature was perfect
I wouldn't be on the dark street
Sometimes a silent tear will roll down my cheek
But it's only sadness
For I'm not weak
There's no room for weakness on the dark street
It could cost you your life
It's eleven o'clock
My stomach is tied J|a knot
Preparing for thq d|$taj|*eet
The urban scum and the rot
It never became a routine for me
Even though it's always the same scene
Standing on the sidewalk or
Walking the block, wishing
Wishing I didn't have to suck cock
Everynight's the same
When you're on the game
Need so much money
But no one's to blame
A life of strife
A life of danger j3B
Wish I was a baby girl
Away in a manger
This is a side you seldom see
Just a human being
Trying to set themselves free
Free of these genitals
Free of this side walk of sack sex
It's a spike heeled nightmare and
I wanna wake up and   i-
Never dream this nightmare again
Everyday people don't know much
About girls like me
They think we're all the same
If they only knew
If they only knew
What some people have to go through
Keep telling myself
I want out of this scene
Frustration takes its toll and
Makes suicide look inviting
But there's no future in death ,
Drugged out losers
Work the dark street for years
Now they're cold and they're hard
Nothing could move them to tears
After all they've seen
After all they've done
It adds up to zero
iS*****,4***
Girls get assaulted, raped and beaten
Almostevery night
But nobody cares
Nobody cares about hookers
If one gets murdered nobody bats an eye
But that girl was someone's daughter
And her mother will cry
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Tacky popcorn queens work the dark street
In a world of illusion
A man in the day, a "so-called''woman at night
Their lives are total confusion
Old and decrepit, they never saw the light
For the dark streets are their life
Where they pretend to be glamourous movie stars
But there's no glamour on the dark street
The candle never even got lit
For these burntout messes in dresses
And they hate the Transsexuals and
The Transsexuals hate them
Subconslpusly, j|| cement castrates
All
Some can look real
But they'll never be real
Nobody's your friend on the dark street
For almost everyone's a backstabber
They put you down because
They're so insecure
When you live in this state
You can't wait to get out
It's like a sidewalk prison of perverts
The dark street saps my energy dry
So simple to see why
I'm afraid to die
Afraid to die at the hands of a sex depraved sicko
That I have no respect for, only contempt
A lot of the harlots look so destitute
So easy to see where their money goes
fn their arms or up their nose
II goes to doctors
trf plastic surgery
My eyes stare out blank, icy and cold
Evep/one thinks I'm stoned
:t I'm just a person so alone
mm^% people are
I was born innocent and
My innocence somehow never got lost
Even on the dark street
Jane Seymour
AUGUST 1987   9 everything was
(in a word
flatness
not flat
flatness
the sky was flatness very much
falling
very lightly down
on a horizon ^flf
which was geometric fj$inm
his mind
almost always      mm
flatness
sometimes
something else
mostly though flatness
his soul
sorta flatness
his heart very much completely^
flatness
turning
sidereally slow
with a prairie
a view came into
stars
which were not
in fact
but in semblance
intensely flastness
into the night
the moon too
seemed flatness
#   .
by morning
the Hew day g
■ggno less than the ,
incorrect eyes
notes on marxism-leninism
notice you
uncrossing your legs
rperience something erotic
1/ hiding in the luscious pages
welcoming address
an incorrect line
om your eyes
^resolved in a sigh
>ene secretions dripped
our position papers
and my concrete proposal
if you've taken a transitional posture
i'd like to digress your smooth flanks
•onate discussion of the popular movement
■acwgthe rich experience of your party work
amongst the broad masses of the people
forging a rough basis of unity
we tan carnally press our advantage
in the struggle to merge proletarian tern
if you have difficulty grasping the logic o\
i eould overlook some objective condii
while gently stimulating the most voluptuous
of your lower committees, giving complete pro)
of politics in all spheres of endeavour
stripping away all class harriers and distinctions
we could immediately disseminate socialist doctrine
vigourousty agitating the working masses
to an insurrectionary climax m.  *"
out, ican wait, if you want to get kmk\
■
we can delicately work over c6m/k* tfrogqaims
ill run my tongue along yotir^sweet
no fooling with tjk^gener^ed corp%e€f capi
or the running dogs ofu.s, imperialism
i'mjust into anarchist delations tinp. guevarist her&sU
succumbing id the lure of tailisml stressing the rok
of rearguards in building guerrilla campaigns
i could provide \ouwith stern leadership
thrusting forward imposing challenges
to vour lusty organizing drives
then at the right historical moment
i could purge vour dissidents with my intractable line
ultimately synthesizing and absorbing all opposition
into the party with pleasure
butf alas, comrade we can't houl ourselves
back from thepetiole's struggle•■'&/      Jj
in an orgy of shifting allegiances
a surging revolutionary tide is sweeping   1
out of my burning flesh
my testicles are as heavy
-I-ESSr*
•o*e*s of the world   ,„<#
unite-
ken lester
...in chameleon display
language like a costume
language like a skin
language like a bridge
language like a club
i^i^iftii^gfe
language has its seasons
its rhymings and
f^es^uses...
antiquarian design
now it leaps, now it sputters
sonorous it can be, and sometimes
biting
th servant and master...
fd companion-at-large
ieve its function
id Loss its stock-in-trade
leviathan proportion: it can
'allow, whole, sundry realities
a toy, an instrument
a jailor... wings
the stuff of creation, wild spice
of the mind.
Tr""p
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Saturday August 1
GREEN RIVER a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sunday August 2       VTC/CBO or door
Legends of ROCK N ROLL featuring THE PLATTERS,
THE COASTERS, BOBBY CURTOLA, BUDDY KNOX,
plus THE HOLLYWOOD ALLSTARS, and added attraction
the fabulous TEARDROPS
Wednesday August 5       Lower Mainland Finals
THE CANADIAN IN SEARCH OF MISS UJENA
Plus a special fashion show by the Ladies of Ujena
Thursday August 6
BEN HUR
Fri. - Sat. August 7-8
BEN HUR with DAN REED NETWORK
Sunday August 9
TRIATHLON AFTER PARTY
New Music Wednesdays       August 12
L. KABONG, HEART OF FATE & CRAZY FINGERS
Thursday August 13
ART BERGMANN with MADELINE MORRIS
Fri. - Sun. August 14-16
MERCURY FESTIVAL
Special Showcase August 16 featuring Holly Arntzen
Wednesday August 19
UJENA CANADIAN FINALS
Thursday August 20
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Thurs. - Sat. August 27-29
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is offered as entertainment for those bold
bad folks who are not frightened out of
their wits by such guerilla ontology. Since
I am the artist who invented this emic
reality, I cannot regard it as anything else
but an extension of my hilarious good
humour - or my madness - as you
will...4
This should give you a general idea of the
kind of intellectual proliferation that Robert
Anton Wilson indulges in. But only if you are
familiar, or plan to become familiar with
Wilson's work, will any of this have more
than a passing influence on you. This man
has ideas, has thought them through, and
a lot of them make sense. The young,
ideologically disillusioned, those who have
nagging doubts about what "authority" tells
them, and especially all supporters of free
thought, this man is for you (us). He may
not change your life (he doesn't want to!),
but you can, if you want. And maybe you
can help others to be more aware, to widen
their own reality tunnels. Think hard, if you
Jan
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Taxation is robbery, based on
monopoly of weapons.
Rent is the daughter of taxation,
the taxation of land by private
groups, based on monopoly of
land.
Interest is the son of rent, the
rent of money, based on monopoly of coinage.
In the "free market", competition
would drive prices down to the
level of cost (approximately).
In monopoly capitalism, price
always equals at least cost plus
taxation plus rent plus interest.
Monopoly capitalism is not a free
market.
Stupidity is a contagious socio-
semantic disturbance which afflicts all of us.
Stupidity murders geniuses, burns
books, slaughters populations,
blocks progress.
There is nothing rationally desirable that cannot be achieved if
rationality itself increases.
Neurochemistry means the human
nervous system studying and improving itself: intelligence studying and improving intelligence.
Why be depressed, dumb, and
agitated when you can be happy,
smart and tranquil?
Robert John Shea ®SMI
VERDICT
Wake Up Fanzine presents
A 6 Track Miners Benefit EP
Wake Up Records
With the possible exception of Vietnam,
Britain's great National Union of Minewor-
kers Strike of 1984-85 has had more angry
songs written about it than any other event
in post-war history. The strike is long over,
of course, but the bitter divisions and
North-South tension created by the strike
remain. As part of this, the Red Wedge and
other musicians, especially those grouped
under the rogue folk umbrella, have continued to draw inspiration from the strike and
the social and political conflicts it engendered; sometimes veering close to pure
propaganda (cf. Test Department).
Whether or not you agree with what these
artists have to say, it is undeniable that,
artistically speaking, linking music and poli
tics can be a calamitous mistake. However,
the music of people like the Pogues, the
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slogan. It succeeds because, as with the
early Clash, no matter how awkward or
inarticulate the cry for change may get, the
honesty and emotion behind it can never be
disputed.
Which brings us to this EP. Not actually
about the strike, it is, rather, a benefit
record with all profits going to the Miners
Support Group, which provides assistance
to miners who were sacked, imprisoned or
otherwise disciplined for their part in the
strike. Rogue folk flavoured, the disc offers
a number of interesting performances.
Billy Bragg is joined by the Neurotics and
Attila the Stockbroker for a faithful, live
rendition of the Clash chestnut Garageland,
a performance which reveals how much
rogue folk owes to Strummer, Jones and
Co. The Neurotics and Attila the Stockbroker
each get a track to themselves (which
results in two heavy, didactic tracts), as
does a newcomer, Kevin Seisay, who
contributes yet another song about the
Challenger: "a flash in heaven, the magnificent seven are dead."
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AUGUST 1987    17 The real attractions though are two live
tracks, one by the Redskins (in their farewell
performance at Munich last year), the other
by Bragg (at the 1986 Liedes Summer
festival in East Berlin). Bragg covers an old
Sam Cooke tune A Change Is Gonna Come,
originally written about the struggle for black
civil rights in sixties America. He draws
obvious parallels with South Africa today
and, accompanied by his trademark single
electric guitar, delivers the song to the
hushed audience with an emotion that
transcends the song's political content.
When he sings, "Its been a long, long time
coming, but I know a change is gonna
come," it  is  a cry of faith,  not  political
doctrine. It is perhaps as close to true soul
music as a white man can come.
To complement this, the Redskins turn in
a stunning version of one of Bragg's own
tunes. The awesome Levi Stubb's Tears is
given an arrangement Norman Whitfield and
Barrett Strong would be proud of, and is
delivered with the same emotion given it by
Bragg himself. It works: this and A Change
Is Gonna Come are two extremely powerful
and, yes, soulful performances.
Politics and music are a volatile mix which
can easily blow up in the artist's face. Billy
Bragg stands out for his brilliant handling of
such an unpredictable brew, not just for his
passion,   honesty  and  commitment.  And,
in the end, this is a Billy Bragg record. The
Redskins' Chris Dean may call him "Neil
Kinnock's publicity officer", but on this EP
he shows again how far he transcends the
ridiculous tirades of Test Department and the
heavy-handed bitterness of Attila the Stockbroker. Whether as writer or performer,
Bragg is the most arresting Briton in music
today. And that's no propaganda.
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WEEKDAY HIGHLIGHTS
MONDAYS
THE JAZZ SHOW
9:0012:30 am
Vancouver's longest-running prime time Jazz
program, featuring all the classic players, the
occasional interview, and local music news.
Hosted by the ever-suave Gavin Walker.
03 Aug. A feature that did not happen in July
will happen tonight. The great South
African pianist, composer Abdullah Ibrahim
(Dollar Brand) leads his band EKAYA to "Water
From An Ancient Well."
10 Aug. A Count Basie Jam Session! Basie
selected all these great players to
session with him and create wonderful sounds.
People like Stan Getz, Wardell Gray, Buddy De
Franco, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Buddy Rich and
more... Hot stuff!
17 Aug. "The State of the Tenor" .. Joe Henderson at his very best...Joe performs live
with just Ron Carter (bass) and Al Foster (drums)
as a backdrop. Magical music.
24 Aug. "And His Mother Called Him Bill"
...Duke Ellington's great recorded tribute to his alter ego...composer/pianist Billy
Strayhorn, who lay dying in a New York hospital
as the tribute was being recorded. Duke Ellington
and his great orchestra at their sensitive best.
31 Aug. As school is just around the corner..."A
Short History of Jazz," narrated (with
musical examples) by the great saxophonist
Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley. Recorded in 1960,
it stands as one of the most entertaining and
educational recordings of its time. A Jazz Show
repeat.
TUESDAYS
ELECTRONIC SMOKE SIGNALS
10:00-11:00 am
PEST CONTROL
11:00-1:00 pm
Whether it's plague-spreading rodents, paranoid
schizophrenic parents, or just a case of fire ants
in your futon, host Don Cerveza has a remedy
for all pests. Music...
BLOOD ON THE SADDLE
1:00-3:00 pm
Every second Tuesday, music to scrape the cow-
shit off your boots to.
GET SERIOUS
3:00-5:00 pm
Stravinsky to Schoolly-D, Gregorian Go-Go
Chant, and t-t-t-talk. DJ interference by Don
Chow.
RECTAL RECTITUDE
5:308:00 pm
SOUL GALORE
8:00-9:30 pm
Steve and Anne spin soul platters conveying an
extraordinarily intense sensitivity and emotional
fervour. Wipe away those lonely teardrops and
twist the night away, you red-blooded boys and
girls.
04 Aug. Chicago Scene Part I.
11 Aug.   Chicago Scene Part II.
BUNKUM OBSCURA
9:30-1:00 am
Norm Narley presents tunes for the afterbirth of
the Pepsi generation.
PLAYLOUD
1:00-4:00 am
Misery. No one deserves to be entertained. Aural
surgery performed by Larry Thiessen.
WEDNESDAYS
ANOTHER KIND OF WEDNESDAY
7:30-10:30 am
Feeling tired and run down in the morning? Let
Sidney Killpigge into your home and he will be
more than happy to kick your lazy ass out of bed.
NERVOUS NORBERT
1:00-3:00 pm
Get your CITR memberships NOW, 'coz the
revolution will NOT be televised... August is 'last-
chance-before-the-rush' month. 228-3017 is the
number.
LOUIS LOUIS
3:00-5:00 pm
THE LIONS DEN
5:15-5:30 pm
Neil Davis will interview players, coaches and
special guests on The Lion's Den. There will also
be a trivia contest, the prizes being gift certificates for the Fogg 'n Suds Restaurant.
Oral Dave welcomes you to...
MY WONDERFUL WORLD
5:30-8:00 pm
...more to come.
THE AFRICAN SHOW
8:00-9:30 pm
The latest in modern African dance music plus/
minus a few oldie but greats and extras. Your way
we come every Wednesday at 8:00. Information
—News as they come at 8:30 pm. Possible
special features at 9:00. Your host: Umerah P.
Onukwulu. Welcome.
ARE YOU TALKING TO ME?
Midnight-4:00 am
Sick and tired of all this punk, new wave, underground bullshit? Elevator music is where it's at...
Travis B. lights up your life and plays the best
Montovani and Muzak.
THURSDAYS
THE VINYL FRONTIER
5:30-8:00 pm
The Spinlist will never be the same again! Tune
in. Turn on. Drop out.
TEENAGE TORPOR
9:00-11:00 pm
The Torper ends this month. I'm off to the languid
Mediterranean in September. Ciao, baby.
MEL BREWER PRESENTS
11:00Midnight
Getting your band out of the Rec Room and on
to a Record in two easy lessons:
06 Aug. Starting a band; kicking people out
of the band; recording a demo tape;
getting a demo tape played on CITR & getting
that first gig.
13 Aug. Getting more gigs; getting publicity;
attracting the attention of local record
labels; making videos and making a record.
20/27 Aug. The 2nd Annual Canadian Independent Music Festival Showcase.
(Bands that listened on Aug. 06 and 13.)
FRIDAYS
FRIDAY MORNING MAGAZINE
7:30-10:30 am
Regular features include multi-dimensional profiles of wilderness issues, feminist ideologies,
children's culture, and what's happening around
Vancouver. Kirby Hill oversees the whole
operation.
07 Aug.     New Theatre at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre. Hollyhock Farm presents new ideas in personal development.
14 Aug.     New Jazz from Steve Kuhn. Babat-
unge Olatunge interview. Dance Networking.
21 Aug.     CATS are still a prowlin'. More Theatre
magic.
28 Aug.    Works in Progress: A preview of the
1987 Fringe Festival. Plus Concert
and Club listings.
TRIBES AND SHADOWS
10:30-11:30 am
A program that explores "New Consciousness."
Dreams, myths, cultures and rituals all take context, bridging the gap between Dark and Light.
Featuring the innovative, the eclectic and the stirring diversities inherent in the musical fabric of
our world. Hosted by Kirby Hill.
07 Aug.    The Electronic Exploration of Susan
Frykberg; On casting the Feminine.
14 Aug.    The Magic of Jeff Corness. Plus new
music from Nonesuch Records.
21 Aug.    Paul Plimley and percussion.
28 Aug.    Ray Piper: New Brazilian Music in
Vancouver.
NEOFILE
6:009:00 pm
CRACK RHYTHM
9:00midnight
A large, messy, enigmatically entertaining eve-
ing program, highlighting the hefty sounds of
exotic beats and the malicious chunk of modern
funk, with constant and current info on the Vancouver alternative music scene supplied by those
who should know. Hastily hosted by Robert Shea.
14/21 Aug. Live broadcast from Graceland:
Ever been two places at once?
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NEWS. SPORTS, WEATHER GENERIC REVIEW,   INSIGHT
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Pierre Huish
FRIDAY
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MAGAZINE
TRIBES AND
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Joanna Graystone
CITR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER
DOG'S
BREAKFAST
WAYNE COX'S
BRAIN
BLOOD ON
THE SADDLE
GET
SERIOUS!
NERVOUS
NORBERT
LOUIS
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Stacey Fruin
PARTY WITH
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Peter
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NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER  GENERIC REVIEW, INSIGHT, DAILY FEATURE
PERMANENT
CULTURE
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JUST
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RECTAL
RECTITUDE
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BUNKUM
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PLAYLOUD
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WORLD
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Stan Jargon
ARE YOU
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TEENAGE
TORPOR
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WEEKDAY REPORTS
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SATURDAY EVENING
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10:00 VAN. NEW MUSIC CALENDAR
Noon NEWS/TALK OF THE TOWN
6:00 SUNDAY MAGAZINE
6:30 THE WAY WE SEE IT
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Midnight-4:00 am
Listen to Paula babble between songs, plead for
your requests, and generally have a lot of fun.
Loads of guests, except when nobody visits.
Sigh. Sometimes it is lonely at the top.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS
SATURDAYS
THE SATURDAY EDGE
8:00-noon
O.K., it's Saturday morning. It's too damn early
to pay attention to anything serious; you certainly
don't want to wake up to a deafening, discordant
thrashing sound from your radio, so CITR has
press-ganged Steve Edge into presenting the
Saturday morning show. No hardcore or metal,
no squealing saxophony, just lots of interesting
stuff, ranging from reggae, blues and other roots
music to The Edge on Folk at 10 a.m. There will
also be lots of British comedy to help Brits Go
Home, as well as The Compleat Month Python
at 11:45.
The Edge On Folk will air the following features
during August:
01 Aug.  A look back at the Vancouver Folk
Music Festival, and a look forward to
Rory Block, Country Blues Star, who will be at
The Savoy on the 5th.
08 Aug.  Mullingar, the house band at The
Kelowna Folk Club, make their Vancouver debut at The Rogue Folk Club/Savoy
tomorrow. This feature should give you an idea
of how good they are...
75 Aug.  Virtuoso   Northumbrian   piper/fiddle
player Kathryn Tickell may only be 19,
but she is exceptionally talented. She should be
in town in the Spring, but at present she is virtually unknown in Canada.
22 Aug. Australian folk legend Eric Bogle is in
town on the 23rd. This man wrote
such classics as "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" and "Green Fields of France." A
superb singer/songwriter, who can also be extremely amusing.
29 Aug. This week's visitors are Scotland's
awesome Tannahill Weavers. Their new
line-up is probably their best yet, and their latest
two albums attest to that. They play at Robson
Square Media Centre on the evening of the 29th.
August sees the beginning of a new season of
U.K. soccer. The Edge on Soccer will provide
updates, scores, reports, etc., on the games in
the Old Country, as well as featuring the progress
of the Canadian Soccer League, and the Vancouver 86ers in particular. This is the definitive
soccer show in town. It takes place at 11:30 a.m.
every Saturday.
POWER CHORD
Noon-3:00 pm
CLOCK THE BEAT
3:00-6:00 pm
He may be black.
He may be white.
But he's got everything,
From Pils to Red Stripe. J.S.
The ever-open fridge...
Undertones' party..Toronto.
The bus to Boston M.J.
August...last month of summer...
Listen to my show
Before it's too late. I.B.
SATURDAY EVENING MAGAZINE
6:00-6:30 pm
Featuring news, sports, weather, Insight, Generic
Review, Today in History, Across the Atlantic.
TALK OF THE TOWN
6:30-7:00 pm (& Sundays at Noon)
Join hosts Libbi Davis and Brad Newcome for
conversation that's informative, jovial, exciting,
surprising and fun. It's all here! It's the TALK OF
THE TOWN.
THE MEAN TIME
7:00-9:00 pm
Paul Funk says: "I won't be famous until after
I'm dead, but already they're stealing my show
titles. Never mind. Dog's You-Know-What was
getting hard to swallow. This is my show and I'll
play what I want to, play what I want to...
WATCH THE LANGUAGE
9:00-midnight
Radio for those without television—by choice or
by circumstance. Rude noises, suggestive dialogue, foreign influences and a bad attitude. By
the time your parents find out, it'll be too late!
Remote control by Paul C.
TUNES T*' US
Midnight-4:00 am
SUNDAYS
MUSIC OF OUR TIME
8:00-Noon
Modern 20th Century classical music ranging
from the tonal to the avant-garde. Commentary
on the historical, technical and latest fashions
with regards to all genres. Requests taken. Your
host, Wolfgang J. Ehebald.
THE ROCKERS SHOW
12:30-3:00 pm
BLUES CITY SHAKEDOWN
3:00-4:00 pm
Finally, a tasty Blues show again on CITR. Everything from early Delta Blues to Chicago Urban
Blues to contemporary blues-influenced rock.
And anything in between. Tune in weekly to get
your shot of the blues. Your host: Mike Dennis.
STUFF
4:30-6:00 pm
Poetry and music stuff. Hopefully most of it
choice. Hosts: Kevin Smith and Julia Steele.
SUNDAY MAGAZINE
6:00-6:30 pm
THE WAY WE SEE IT
6:30-7:00 pm
Join the CITR News Staff as they discuss a week
of events and issues, causes and consequences.
Learn all there is to know about a world of happenings, as each reporter gives story details and
discusses its implications.
JUST LIKE WOMEN
7:00-9:00 pm
Tune in for invigorating and stimulating interviews, news and music for anyone interested in
women's issues or learning more about them.
FAST FORWARD
9:00-Midnight
LIFE AFTER BED
Midnight-Whenever
FLOYD'S CORNER
2:00 am-Until Jeff fades...
Jeff G. pulls the cowshit from his boots and slings
it on the turntable every Sunday night for all you
funny-walking, shit-disturbing, cattle-riding winos.
AUGUST 1987   21 THE BIG NEWS FOR AUGUST IS THAT
the second annual Canadian Independent Music Festival (last year
known as CIRAC), is happening here in
Vancouver, Victoria, and Kelowna from the
20th to the 29th, thanks to those industrious
folks at Cattle Prod.. Since there'll be 50
or so great bands taking part (a little over
half from other provinces) there's no way I
can name them all here, but there's an ad
elsewhere in these pages that should give
you more details.
Also this month look for debut vinyl from
Bob's Your Uncle—a self-titled "6 song
LP" (sounds like the textbook definition of
an EP to me) on London-based indie label
Criminal Records, and Cannon Heath
Down—a really nice sounding LP called
Heart Throb Companion on their own Bongo
Sunrise Records. A Merry Cow will soon
be joining the ranks of bands with records
too—their 5 song 12", tentatively entitled
Free Inflatable Ball, is soon to be pressed
and will feature a cover by the awesome
Carol Moisiewitsch. To tide AMC fans over
until it's out, we've got a new demo from the
band, a cover called Rock Boppin' Baby,
taped live at the Arts Club.
And at last we can hear the results (well,
at least partly) of Stubborn Blood's Shindig
prize recording time, a demo including
Better Left Unsaid and Maybe. Unfortunately, while that Stubborn Blood sound is
definitely there, the recording just doesn't
come through with the kind of energy I was
expecting. Of course fans'll like it anyhow—
they've been waiting along time, after all,
and maybe it's this very wait that's made
me get my hopes up. But even if Stubborn
Blood is suffering a mild sophomore jinx,
they're good enough to get away with it while
it lasts. And I hope they don't change their
name!
The demo from Calgary's Same Difference came highly recommended by Go
Four 3 bassist and former CITR president
Gord Badanic, and for good reason. The
obvious comparison is with the Cowboy
Junkies, and the band's probably sick of
-g BOB'S
YOUR
UNCLE
hearing it, but Same Difference clearly have
a sound of their own. It's the back-of-the-
throat vocals that get Gord, yet the band
isn't overshadowed by the voice—bass,
guitar, and generally downplayed percussion (played by the band's only male) all
weave around the vocals to give a dreamy
provocative feel that gives a unique pleasure. On top of their sound, Same Difference have good stage presence—when I
saw them opening for the Gophers early in
July at the Town Pump, they played bravely
and without self-consciousness in front of a
completely empty dance floor and almost
empty club—a very difficult thing to do.
(They've won me over, so much I've
forgotten to mention the names of their
songs—Adrian and Past the Fires.)
Also new in the way of demos are In This
Time and Rock the Botha by those local
faves Roots Roundup. These songs are
long and infectiously fun, which shouldn't
surprise anyone, since that is the band's
reputation. They'll be headlining at the
Venue on August 5th with a new keyboardist, Hugh Thomas.
Remember Five Year Plan, the band that
gave us gargantuan demo hits Socred Youth
and On the Beach? Well, they're back,
kind of, as Five Year Fuck, and they've
got a tape in the stores right now. As the
name change might imply, the band's
thematic focus has shifted away from politics, and the lyrics sound something like a
cross between Norman Mailer and Suicidal
Tendencies. Quite fun, and as an extra
added bonus, Five Year Fuck has included
with every recording, at no additional cost,
forty-five minutes of blank tape (conveniently located on the B-side of the cassette)
for you to record whatever you want! Like
wow, an idea whose time has come!
(Also like wow to the Subhumans, who
inspired just about every local luminary at
their reunion gig at the Luv-A-Fair to pogo
and stage-dive their brains out. And on the
first anniversary of Slow blowing up Expo,
happy birthday to Grant, Tom, and the
Queen Mother.)
Janis McKenzie
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OPEN   7-12 P.M.   SUNDAY
AUGUST 2   TBA
AUGUST 9    ROGUE FOLK CLUB
with MULLINGAR & JOHN McLACHLAN
AUGUST 16   TBA
AUGUST 23    TBA
AUGUST 30   ROGUE FOLK CLUB
with STEPHEN FEARING
SPECIAL EVENTS
AUGUST 5   RORY BLOCK -tix on sale now
AUGUST 19   STEVE DRAKES BIRTHDAY PARTY
FEATURING CROON TOONS, NERVE TUBES & MORE
AUGUST 20-29   2ND. ANNUAL CANADIAN INDEPENDENT
MUSIC FESTIVAL FEATURING OVER 30
BANDS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THE SAVOY NIGHTCLUB     6 POWELL ST.       687-0418 CITR-FM & DISCORDER PRESENT
NETTWERK/CAPITOL RECORD RELEASE PARTY
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