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Ep. #707: Ian Blurton’s Future Now

Ian Blurton discusses the ambitious production, metal/punk rock sound, chorus of voices, and intricate lyricism on Second Skin by Ian Blurton’s Future Now, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, Neil Young’s gear, and Randy Bachman’s vintage guitars, Blue Rodeo drummer Glenn Milchem’s ferocious double kick, Toronto the good, album art and the different Canadian and U.S. Second Skin vinyl, playing a show, new songs, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.

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Ep. #610: Cadence Weapon

Rollie Pemberton discusses the new Cadence Weapon album Parallel World, Canadian Black history and using his platforms for good, the pros and cons of being a futuristic artist, writing a book, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.

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Ep. #316: Jesse Ruddock

Jesse Ruddock is a talented writer, photographer, and musician currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Guelph, Ontario, Ruddock graduated from Harvard cum laude, after attending the university on an ice hockey scholarship. She was a hotshot goalie who got into hip-hop and underground rock thanks to Jim Guthrie and pals like Noah23 and Livestock. She’s made her own music under monikers like Koko Bonaparte and Koko Blue and her writing and photography has appeared in The New Yorker, BOMB Magazine, and Vice. In February 2017, Coach House Books published her debut novel; it’s called Shot-Blue and has received raves from the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews among others. Jesse and I caught up at the CFRU studios recently when she was home in Guelph and she surprised me with stories about her past life as a hockey goalie, her writing influences, the power of her peers in Guelph, her remarkably talented family, and where her novel Shot-Blue may have came from. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, and Planet Bean Coffee.