Friday, 24 February 2017

January 28th, 2017 Episode of The Nocturntable featuring Garrett Wang




http://cjsw.com/program/the-nocturntable/episode/20170128/


Set the Phasers to Defrost * Capt. Christine drills Star Trek Voyager's Harry Kim re: the Starfleet Academy Experience

Tracklist


  • REALIZANDO
    GRUPO FANTASMA • EL EXISTENTIAL
  • Needle to the Groove
    MOSES MAYES • NEEDLE TO THE GROOVE
  • Pelandos
    LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES • THE NEW MIXES
  • Politics Na Big Business
    FEMI KUTI • NO PLACE FOR MY DREAM
  • Dark Water
    GALACTIC • YA-KA-MAY
  • Misty Moses
    RODRIGO Y GABRIELA • 9 DEAD ALIVE
  • Breaking the Yearling
    SHEARWATER • ANIMAL JOY
  • Bucky's (2Hours) Late
    THE LUYAS • SAYS YOU
  • Lost Innocent World
    GOGOL BORDELLO • PURA VIDA CONSPIRACY
  • Ogopogo Punk
    EVAPORATORS • OGOPOGO PUNK
  • Swamp Creature vs The Banshee
    CATAMOUNTS • ST NUOMATAC
  • Doom Dimension
    COSMIC LIGHT SHAPES • NEBULA
  • Blue Balls
    GINGER ALE & THE MONOWHALES • BANG
  • Blue Balls
    BURLAP SAC • BURLAP SAC
  • I Don't Know
    BURLAP SAC • BURLAP SAC
  • Interview with Garrett Wang // Harry Kim of Star Trek Voyager Pt. I
    CHRISTINE LEONARD AND GARRETT WANG • NOCTURNTABLE INTERVIEWS
  • Silver Lagoon
    MAMMOTH GROVE • SUNCATCHER
  • Interview with Garrett Wang // Harry Kim of Star Trek Voyager Pt. II
    CHRISTINE LEONARD AND GARRETT WANG • THE NOCTURNTABLE INTERVIEWS
  • Fade With Forever
    PUBLIC ANIMAL • PALACE ARMS
  • Interview with Garrett Wang // Harry Kim of Star Trek Voyager Pt. III
    CHRISTINE LEONARD AND GARRET WANG • THE NOCTURNTABLE INTERVIEWS
  • Touched by the Janitor
    SOLID BROWN • OUR RICH HERITAGE
  • Chuck Wang
    SOLID BROWN • OUR RICH HERITAGE
  • What Power Is
    THE CAUSEY WAY • WITH LOVING OPEN ARMS
  • We Don't Need Who You Think You Are
    SKUNK ANANSIE • POST ORGASMIC CHILL
  • Liar
    ROLLINS BAND • WEIGHT
  • Heart Attack American
    THE BRONX • THE BRONX
  • Stars
    ALL HANDS ON JANE • SORRY I SET YOU ON FIRE

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Friday, 10 February 2017

The Nocturntable : My Definition

The Nocturntable : Defined
"For Madmen Only!!!"

While on the surface The Nocturntable seems like a multifaceted showcase of awesomeness, the fact is that the tracks are thoughtfully curated and sequenced with an expertise and finesse that is rarely duplicated in campus/community radio programming. 

A seat-of-your-pants flight pattern may be DJedi Christine’s M.O., but don’t be lulled into thinking these flawless transitions and compelling tempo surges are pure happenstance. 20 years of pushing plastic has resulted in a strange synergy of music and memory as The Nocturntable’s resident Timepilot delves into ancient treasure troves and polishes emergent diamonds-in-the-rough with equal enthusiasm. 

Raised by a Heavy Metal Mother and an Afrobeat Father, The Nocturntable unlocks the psychedelic lounge party of your dreams. Peter Sellars and Jimi Hendrix exchange “pleasantries,” while the scintillating sounds of Los Orientales de Paramonga flow through the speakers hidden inside your hanging egg chair. Lava lamps gloop and glow, and golden hash dust rains from the ceiling, as Hunter S. Thompson executes a languid backstroke through a shag carpet of the bluest azure. 

Tune in, turn on and pass through the soundproofed door that reads “For Madmen Only!” The Nocturntable loves homegrown! There is nothing better than playing host to a bevy of local musical acts who promise to hit the sonic sweet spot and shake you to your very bones! Shooting Guns, Blonde Elvis, Woodhawk, Tetrix, Nosis, Chron Goblin, No More Moments, Electric Revival, Monolith AB and many more have sent their good vibrations blasting into outer space on The Nocturntable, whilst performing their original creations in CJSW’s magnificent live performance studios. 

Working closely with CJSW’s Music Director and Production crew, The Nocturntable aims to feature one live performance per month. Of course, this could include having band members drop by to say “High!” and spin some of their fav LPs while providing insights on their industry. As a freelance writer, I am constantly interviewing artists and bands for different publications and, naturally, these experiences trickle into my programming. Granting increased exposure to talents from Calgary, Alberta, and Canada is a highlight of The Nocturntable’s mandate, as is the ongoing promotion of local venues, galleries, businesses, shows and festivals. 

I sincerely hope that CJSW’s listeners enjoy the showtime atmosphere created by The Nocturntable, and that they will benefit from hearing new and different acts, and learning about the record labels that support those artists. 

In the words of one Chef Wayne, my show resembles the classic “frog in the pot of water experiment,” in that I increase the temperature so incrementally that the subject does not realize they have gone from listening to Ravi Shankar to Red Fang in forty moves, or less. Thus, the audience is primed, ready, and has been brought to a rolling boil by the time the next programmer arrives! 

In endless rotation since the late-‘90s; The Nocturntable will introduce you to that fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning. 

Thanks, eh!
Christine





Yule Log of Happiness 2016

Dear 2016,
As much as you sucked we can all agree that having something good to look forward to has always been a valid reason to get out of bed and bang your fucking head.
Tensions mounted as international talents invaded our inner city strongholds. Bands like Baroness, The Sword, Ghost B.C., Trivium, Black Tusk and Orchid swept through town; whiplashing necks and whetting appetites for regional delicacies such as those provided by close-to-homegrown acts Witchstone, The Weir, Shooting Guns, Chron Goblin, Nosis and Black Mastiff. Sliding into the pyroclastic flow of Sled Island, familiars such as Calgary’s Numenorean and Chieftain held their own against a tsunami of vitriolic vibes pushed forth by a moist Deafheaven and thorny SubRosa.
Leaning towards dusky psych-rock horizon energizing new releases from the flute-proponents Witchcraft and Blood Ceremony, and upstanding burners like Black Thunder, Dead Ranch and Red Fang reinvigorated the spirit and made crosstown traffic more bearable. Big Business, The Lennon Claypool Delirium, Mike + The Melvins and Boris poured on the material filling devices and synapses with visions of heavy rock candy and the ability to command the elements.
A messy and perilous year all told, 2016 put hardcore pundits up front and center stage as musicians and fans intermingled within an antithetical atmosphere of increasing acceptance and fractious debate. The one thing we could all agree upon? Black Sabbath. The End came to The Saddledome early in 2016, but sadly the stadium survived the children of the grave unscathed. Not so for our neighbours to the north. It may have been Calgary’s official Year of Music, but that doesn’t mean local locos weren’t going to road-trip it up to Edmonton, or other Albertan destinations, to partake of some heavy metal manna. This was very much the case, when the elder statesmen in Iron Maiden wrecked Rexall Place with their Book of Souls performance back in April. I don’t know if anyone’s caught the throbbing LED heart Bruce Dickinson wrenched from that giant animatronic Eddie puppet, but, damn, that’s one Helluva souvenir.
Sincerely, 
Christine Leonard.

Best new releases:


  • Baroness : Purple

  • Claypool Lennon Delirium : Monolith of Phobos

  • Witchcraft : Nucleus

  • Black Sabbath : The End (EP)

  • Black Tusk : Pillars of Ash

  • Giza : Hasheroid

  • Prong : X (No Absolutes)

  • Blood Ceremony : Lord of Misrule

  • Mike & The Melvins : Three Men and a Baby

  • Sumac : What One Becomes

  • Anciients : Voice of the Void

  • Red Fang : Only Ghosts

  • Helmet : Dead to the World

  • Public Animal : Palace Arms 

  • The Switching Yard : Yet Again

  • Iggy Pop : Post Pop Depression

  • Russian Circles : Guidance


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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

CJSW's Funding Drive 2016 is now LIVE!

It's that magical time of year when 

CJSW holds their annual Funding Drive

October 21st-28th 2016!!!

Please pledge your support to Calgary's Campus & Community Radio Station

Join The Nocturntable's DJedi Christine
in celebrating 20 years on the airwaves
& CJSW in celebrating 30 years on FM!

This year's theme is: Forever Radio ~ Radio Forever! And we've got loads of amazing Illuminatiesque swag to share with you our loyal listeners! So head on over to: www.fundingdrive.ca to view what we've got on tap 
and join our Secret Radio Society today! 

*And don't forget to tell 'em your fav radio program,
The Nocturntable, sent ya!

You can also CALL in 24/7 during our drive at: 
+1 (403) 220-5000  
Let our operators guide you 
through the donation process!

Did someone say “CJSW Secret Society pins made by the Freemason’s own craftsman?” Yes, please! 
HOW DO YOU RAISE $250,000 IN JUST ONE WEEK IN THIS ECONOMY?The same way we do it every year ---
one $30 pledge at a time!*

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO, CHRISTINE?


1. Visit our mobile-enabled website: www.FundingDrive.ca  to get a glimpse of this year’s exclusive Forever Radio Secret Society swag. If you opt to PLEDGE ONLINE please indicate it’s for “The Nocturntable”!!!

2. CALL into our Funding Drive Hotline at (403) 220-5000 & tell them you want to pledge to The Nocturntable!

~ ~ ~

Any pledge of $30 or more receives the FRIENDS OF CJSW CARD
featuring discounts at 175 businesses!


We accept multiple forms of payment & pledges of over $100 can utilize our easy peasyMonthly Installment Plan.

Pick-up The Nocturntable's sensational
  "20 for 20: Anniversary Mix" or
"Saturday Nocturntable Live" CD 

(featuring live in-studio performances by Shooting Guns, Chron Goblin, Woodhawk, Solid Brown, Nosis, The Electric Revival, Mammoth Grove and George R. R. Martin!) 
Yours for a donation of 
$100 each or $150 for both!!

* * *

Questions? Visit: http://cjsw.com/faq/

Grand Prize


The CJSW Funding Drive is proudly sponsored by Big Rock Brewery

For each $30 you pledge to the CJSW Funding Drive, your name will be entered into a draw for the ultimate Big Rock party pack. The prize includes over 200 beer, Big Rock swag, and a Spolumbos sausage picnic for 50 people!

Pledge now to be entered into the draw by calling 403-220-5000 from October 21-28, or online NOW, right here, at fundingdrive.ca

The winner will be announced on-air November 18th between 4-6pm on Road Pops!

Thanks to your continued support, 2016 has been a stellar year at CJSW; we introduced podcasting for all of our programs on CJSW.com our newly revamped website and have made our shows available via  iTunes (subscribe to The Nocturntable today!), we purchased a mobile radio unit and broadcast live from locations like Folk Fest, we launched the immensely popular Local Music Library in collaboration with Calgary Public Library, we wrote a 30th Anniversary on the FM dial book about the station called "We Make Radio" and much, much more!

Thank-you for joining the CJSW family!

Turn it up! Keep it up!

Yours truly,DJediChristine o’ The Nocturntable


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

The Nocturntable on iTunes! Subscribe today!

What in the actual heck?!  
Your weekly indulgence of 
the long-running
rock 'n' roll radio show:


is now available for your listening pleasure through iTunes !!!

Join the revolution!

Take advantage of this exciting new development SUBSCRIBE to The Nocturntable on iTunes today!!!


Rate and Review THE NOCTURNTABLE and other fantastic podcasts from CJSW 90.9FM


Thanks and happy listening!
~~~

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 Did you know that you can 

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thanks to PODCASTING

available via 

CJSW 90.9FM's fabulous website?


Well, NOW you can!

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PSYCHEDELIC/GARAGE
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Join The D~Jedi Master Christine for your weekly indulgence of The Nocturntable rawkin’ ‘em dead on 90.9fm for over two decades!!! Turn on and tune in for two hours of radical rebel radio every Saturday night from 8-10pm MST!

World, dub, funk, punk, rock, prog, metal…

The Nocturntable will introduce you to that fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning!

*Psychic Request Line in effect ~ 
Just put your hands on the radio and think real hard!*




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About --

CJSW 90.9FM is Calgary’s community radio station, based at the University of Calgary. CJSW is a non-profit society maintained and operated by a group of seven staff members and over 200 volunteers drawn from both the University of Calgary student body and the wider city of Calgary population. CJSW broadcasts music, spoken word and multicultural programming on 90.9FM and streaming right here at cjsw.com!