Friend of the station and great touring musician Neil Crowe (of the band eyeswide) is once again on his pilgrimage out West then out East, and he stopped by the day of his show to chat for an hour with me (encaf1) and Matt MD (of Run For Your Life!). We cover everything from his
Just as I leave for my vacation, Mayor Brad Woodside drops by to talk with (Station Manager) “They Call Me” Tim (of Instant Breakfast and East Coast Stream) and the unstoppable Bondo (of Homemade Jams, Anything Goes and Paraphrasing) about music and radio — and what he sees as the future of both for the station and
On the show this week: Mixed Messages CQ 230-238 CQ: When you plan your vacations, how do you balance between being worried about wasting time doing nothing, and wasting time doing too much? For a full list of article for Mixed Messages, see the list in Episode 258. For the full list of questions, see
On the show this week: Front Page Mixed Messages Has Been Life, Will Be Living Extras CQ: If you could design for yourself, with reason, a 30-day challenge to do, whether it be learn a new skill, practice something, or do something otherwise new, what would it be? And what’s stopping you from doing it?
Monday was a holiday, but everyone seems tired. Did we all fail to relax? And how many times have you gone on vacation, but check your voicemail or carry your cell phone? Do you go home from work every night, but check your email and answer work-related queries until midnight, at home? Cedric and I
It is my great pleasure to interview — and just talk with — creative types. Today we spoke with local singer/songwriter/musician Nick Murrins about his side-project’s new self-titled EP, Sleepers. Join Cedric Noel and I as we discuss the development of the EP, timeless songwriting and rather the opposite of yesterday’s talk: going from one-man-band*
Over the weekend, all of us attended very different events! Cedric went to SappyFest in Sackville, NB; I was the DJ/MC at the country Johnville Picnic; and Tim arranged, hosted and oversaw the Bangers & Breakers two-day of performances arranged by CHSR. We discuss the fun times we all had this weekend, which transforms into a discussion of
In the first half of the show, Cedric and I discuss the awareness of the band members as distinct parts of a band (and other things). In the second half, the interview I recorded with Jon Quinn of the Fredericton Gaming Expo (FGX). Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts |
Not every episode of the Lunchbox is an interview with a community member, artist, musician, or newsmaker (although many are!) and they can’t all be filled with the events in your community happening on that day or the next (although we mention as many as we can!). Sometimes, you have to follow the conversation where
New Brunswick is lucky to be surrounded and filled with great lakes, rivers and ocean sides where many people enjoy getting out in boats, swimming or water-skiing. But part of having fun is being safe, because while it can be a bit awkward to wear a life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD) the first
It’s time again for the airwaves to turn pure plaid! CHSR is once again becoming “Highland Radio” for the weekend, in celebration of the New Brunswick Highland Games Festival. We’ll be broadcasting everything Scottish, live from under our tarp on the grounds at Government House on Woodstock road. We intend to go live by 9am
Many cultures have come together to make New Brunswick what it is, but we owe the Scots much for their stalwart nature and their culture. We’ll all be coming together to celebrate all things Scottish this weekend at the annual New Brunswick Highland Games Festival, occupying the grounds around the Government House on Woodstock Road
Fredericton is filled with festivals all summer long, but sometimes it is possible to forget that it’s not all music. Len Falkenstein has been working for a dozen years with the Notable Acts Theatre Company to bring a festival of theatre every year! This year’s festival begins on July 24 and runs until August 4, and
The Circus is back in town! No, it’s not that kind of circus, it’s the Shifty Bits Circus II: The Bits Is Back, a collection of over 30 bands and artists performing shows (both known and secret) all over Fredericton on the coming weekend. Cedric (aka “Sneaky C”) and I spoke with Penelope (of the Shifty Bits
On the show this week: Front Page Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Man’s Beast Friends Extras CQ: With the Internet making us globally connected, are we seeing an erosion of the concept of a “day” in favour of a “semi-random moment of synchronicity”? Full list of 36 articles and the podcast at TheWEIRDShow.com!
“Pay What You Can.” It’s a simple concept, but one with some pretty big impacts. Musicians David R Elliot and Mike Trask joined us today to talk about their Affordable Art tour. They’re playing on Friday July 19th at The Capital, and will be playing at Shifty Bits on the July 27th weekend. Podcast: Play
I’m am always impressed by people with passion in their hobbies — and my friend Julian Christie is definitely that! He stopped by to share with us his lifelong interest in Paintball. If you’re interested, he recommends joining the Facebook group Capital City Paintball. which happens to be same name as the field where Julian
There are thousands of people in our community — and many of them are creative types, artists in many media. Stefan Westner is a great example, a visual artist producing great public-facing art (the mural near the Capital) as well as more intimate mixed-media collages. He sat down with Cedric and I to talk about
The musical community in Fredericton (and in many parts of the Maritimes) is as vibrant and collaborative as ever! Singer/songwriter Adam Washburn dropped by to talk to Cedric and I about the gradual release of his new EP, Beautiful Things, the art and practice of music, and magic of music that happens when folks get
On the show this week: Front Page Old Things It’s All In The Head Extras CQ: Is it right for mankind to control their environment, or should we change ourselves instead? Is biogenetic engineering a better solution than climate engineering? Full list of 32 articles and the podcast at TheWEIRDShow.com!
I’m a huge fan of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. They are tremendous asset supporting many, many different kinds of arts, from musical performances, dance, circus, photography, film-making, painting and much, much more. Mike Taggart (of local band The Lee Harvey Oswalds and doing his own show of Bravery, Repetition and Noise here every Thursday
I (Mark) know almost nothing about fashion, being barely able to clothe myself every day. Much to my delight, however, Cedric and I spoke to Kristen, a local blogger who writes about fashion (and life!) at her blog, Doll Parade. Listen as we talk the highs (and lows!) of Fredericton fashion! Podcast: Play in new
Independent documentary producer David Kattenburg (of the Green Planet Monitor) is travelling to numerous areas of the country, building a series of narrationless documentaries called “12 Canadians”. He stopped by to talk about making documentaries, connecting with people’s stories, and seeing Canada through voices. And in the second half, we played an interview conducted on Tuesday