Anything Goes

Anything Goes

From CKTZ’s archives: Howie Roman and Rick Bockner interview Dorien Baxter, known to many as “Elvis Priestly,” the Bishop of Beal Street in Memphis,Tennessee. In addition to his duties as an ordained an Anglican Priest, Baxter is known for his rendition of the legendary “King of Rock and Roll”. Anything Goes to Church! Anything Goes To Church by Howie Roman & Rick Bockner | Anything Goes http://rest.s3for.me/anything-goes/Anything+Goes+To+Church.mp3 Anything Goes Howie Roman and Paul the K are old friends, both originally from New York though they met on Cortes almost 50 years ago. For many years they’d get together for dinner and to share music. In 2004 when talk started of starting a radio station they decided to join in. Anything Goes is on CKTZ 89.5 fm on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1pm and repeated on Thursday nights from 8pm to 10:30 pm. Anything Goes by Howie Roman | Mar 31 Program http://rest.s3for.me/anything-goes/March+31%2C+2018.mp3 Blues, Rock n Roll, Gospel, Soul - Whatever Grabs Us Though primarily a blues show Anything Goes all over the place-blues, rock n roll, gospel, soul..whatever grabs us. To quote the great Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon,“The blues is the roots and the rest is the fruits”. Having A Show Howie attended the meeting at Manson’s Hall, when the possibility of starting a radio station on Cortes Island was first discussed. Six months after CKTZ was launched, he and Paul became DJs. Howie went on to become a board member for five years and is now the station manager. However, he explains, “My prime interest in Cortes radio is [that] I really enjoy having a show.” Click here to...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show. I try to include a humorous or novelty song each show as well. These can be from anywhere. Spoken word also gets played on the show, and I would welcome more recorded poetry to include, as well as short stories, taking a bit of a literary direction as well as the music. The well respected works of Stewart MacLean and Wade Davis are two examples of Canadian literary work that I would like to include more of, as well as local radio plays. It would be awesome to revive the lost art of the radio play on the Homegrown show and showcase local creativity. The Homegrown Show Some of the music played on the Homegrown show is available online through CD baby, a platform for independent artists to distribute their works. A lot of the music is aquired at live shows hosted by our sponsoring establishment, Kameleon Food and drink. A lot of it is not available online, and is the one time only collected works of local artists who may have published one album and not found their way into distribution. Hurricane Rena here on the Homegrown Show makes sure their music will be part of our local...
How the Gathering Place Trading Was Born

How the Gathering Place Trading Was Born

  Originally Published on the ECOreport, Aug 7, 2017 Lovena is Canadian and her husband Ryan is from South Africa. They wanted to keep in touch with their families in both countries. Being Rooibos tea lovers, the Harveys sought out a supplier in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains. That’s where they found Frans and Gerda, who greeted the Harveys with a cup of the best Rooibos tea they have ever tasted. The Gathering Place Trading was born. Gathering Place Trading That was about fourteen years ago. Click on the Rooibos tab, on the Gathering Place’s website, and you will find Frans and Gerda are still their suppliers. There are also pages for Wild Mountain Honeybush, Green Rooibos, Rooibos Chai, Yebol teas, bulk spices, Antarctic sea salt,  Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla & Moringa. These products are shipped to Canada by sea freighter, “that being the lowest carbon footprint way of transporting.” All of the Gathering Place’s merchandise is “harvested by hand and are certified organic.”  Lovena and Ryan are only a phone call away from the farms where they are grown. “Our strongest founding principal was that we wanted to have a direct relationship. We don’t want to get it from the middle man, who has potentially had that product warehoused for a year and maybe he’s got it from someone who had warehoused it for another year. Losing that integrity of what was the harvest date and what was the processing date; Knowing that we are getting our customers the very best, very freshest products.” “…. [We are] really looking for people that are making a difference over there, with their people policy, how they treated their employees, how they treated the...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

  Susana was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. Susana has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she started to perform at the CKTZ LipSyncs and realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Susanna Performing Live The top two videos are from Facebook. They load slowly and you will have to unmute the sound on the bottom right in video. On stage in Mexico, 2018 Posted by Susana Vijaya on Monday, February 19, 2018 Performing Barco Negro (Portuguese Fado) at Quadra Island’s 2017 LipSync What an incredible weekend! I performed twice at the LipSync yesterday and today I sang for real with Lyle and two other incredible musicians at the 50 Summers of Love! For now, here is my first performance at the LipSync! Posted by Susana Vijaya on Sunday, August 13, 2017 Performing Uma Casa Portuguesa (Portuguese Fado) at Cortes Island’s 2016 Lip Sync Vinho do Porto Show So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread all songs in Portuguese language, and the...
Basil Creek Culvert: Everything That Needed To Be Done

Basil Creek Culvert: Everything That Needed To Be Done

  Originally Published on the ECOreport, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 By the time you hear this, the Ministry of Transportation crew will have left Basil creek. As Cortes Streamkeeper Cecil Robinson observed, prior to this “if the fish came early and the rains were late, they just simply couldn’t get through the old culvert. They died right there.” Now more of them will swim upstream to their spawning grounds. Then he proceeded to describe how the “Basil Creek culvert project was over the top from the very beginning. Everything that needed to be done, is done: and then some more, always some more.” Everything that needed to be done, is done: And then some more, always some more He added, “Everything from interaction with the community:  … there is an old bridge, so they are going to rebuild it; There is bamboo to take out, well, let’s keep digging and make a pond. The project manager, Sean Wong, just keeps adding things in and improving on the plan almost day by day.” There is no question that this project costs more than an ordinary  culvert replacement. It is a provincial government project funded by a grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and also a Fisheries & Oceans [DFO] grant awarded to the Friends of Cortes Island Society. In terms of investment for the future, the benefits probably  outweigh costs by a hundredfold. A threatened salmon population will now have easy access to its spawning grounds. In terms of public relations, Cec says, “[Sean Wong] has salvaged my opinion of the bureaucracy. I realize that he is unusual, but I have hope...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

From the Muse’s Garden with Victor Van Buskirk: Mon 5 - 7 PM; Thur 12 - 2 PM Recent Podcasts March 26 Program by Victor van Buskirk | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+March+26+2018.mp3 Sound Meditation In The Great Pyramid On Norm Smookler’s 3rd recording in the Great Pyramid he received permission from Antiquities Minister Hawass to stay overnight in the building and this gave more time to explore the exceptional acoustics using flute, flute percussion, chant and mallet. Victor Van Buskirk made the video, mixed the sound on it and used photos from the Creative Commons. Natural Majesty A tribute to a massive fir, 160 feet tall and hundreds of years old that fell naturally during a winter storm. She did not break anywhere but at her base but she cracked open 60 feet up her trunk. Also a shout out to all that take living things for their food, shelter, profit etc. Be thoughtful and be grateful. Music is Yves Song - from Shine Edgar’s wonderful CD Great Central Sun Photos, Art and Video - By Victor Van Buskirk One-Minute Mindful Music Meditation Music Meditation by Norm Smookler Photography, Video Sound Mixing and Editing - Victor Van Buskirk @ http://www.artoftheheart.ca/ [/et_pb_column_inner][/et_pb_row_inner] Poetpourri from The Muse’s Garden Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. If you have poems you would...