Leslie Mack Mumford

Leslie Mack Mumford

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews Leslie Mack Mumford, long time Cortes Island resident. Leslie was born in South Africa and came to Canada in 1974. Leslie Mack Mumford Maureen Bader Leslie Mack Mumford on Art on the Island In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews Leslie Mack Mumford, long time Cortes Island resident. Leslie was born in South Africa and came to Canada in 1974. Leslie has been involved in making tinctures for about 24 years, but she started her small business venture, Cortes Creations, when she took it over from Rowan Nelson in 2013. Listen as Leslie describes how she learned to make salves in the first ever commune in California. Leslie is mostly self-taught, and she talks about how she did that during the show. Leslie also talks about the challenges of running a small business, sourcing materials and her switch from plastic to glass containers, which ties into her latest project, 10,000 Whales. Leslie talks about her suppliers and how she grows much of her medicinal herbs in her own garden on Cortes Island. She also talks about how her production has developed over time and how she responds to the market. Leslie sells her products at the Cortes Craft Market, the Co-op, at Hollyhock during the season, and the Gorge Market. She also participated in the winter markets here on the island and has a steady stream of products heading off the island by mail. The 10,000 Whales project is Leslie’s latest endeavour. Listen as she describes how she found a way to collect voluntary...
Eclectic Selection

Eclectic Selection

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay Podcasts Jan 15, 2019 - Eclectic Selection My Passion The magic of the internet lets me indulge my passion in finding new tunes to love, new artists to share. Whether itís an old rocker with a new album, or an up and coming new artist, if I like it, Iíll share it on air. Itís not enough though to just play a bunch of songs I like. I try to weave songs together to tell a tale, to set a mood, spark feelings. In other words, I have fun putting together each show. It has been a long road from spinning 45s for my high-school radio club to CKTZ, with many years of internet pirate radio in between. While ëKeemoís Eclectic Classicsí had a similar format, it did not feature as much new material. Doing legit radio lets me pay back for my pirate ways by playing new acts, new stuff. Beyond my normal ambling search for new to me songs, Iíve added deliberate searches for Canadian acts, and in respect for the peopleís whose lands we occupy, First Nations acts as well. My criteria always remains the same, a song has to move me. Cascades of notes making me smile,...
Meinsje

Meinsje

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews Meinsje Vlaming, long time artist and Cortes Island resident, originally from the Netherlands. Meinsje began her artistic voyage as a child. She found clay in the garden and created sculpture. Her first show in sculpture was in the Netherlands in 1983. Meinsje Maureen Bader Meinsje on Art on the Island Meinsje is very interested in anatomy and this assisted her development in sculpting. Although Meinsje hasn’t studied art formally, she has studied art all her life and talks about how having the tools and a sense of discipline is important to realize what an artist wants to achieve in their art practice. Currently, Meinsje focuses on puppetry and doll making. She says the two art forms are connected. Listen to hear who mentored Meinsje in puppetry and how she got involved in the Puppets for Peace festival.  Meinsje had a doll in the Member’s show at the Schoolhouse Gallery last summer, and many summers before that. Listen to hear how Meinsje and the other doll artists made the dolls for the most recent show. In fact, Meinsje has been involved with the Schoolhouse Gallery since the 1990s. Meinsje will also participate in the annual CKTZ Lip Sync event this February 23. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to cortesradio@gmail.com and let us know what you want to do. The rehearsal is on February 22. Mensje talks about where her inspirations come from and where she gets her supplies (you’ll be very surprised). She advises artists to work at it, and don’t do it for the money.  Click...
Things Go Better With Copper

Things Go Better With Copper

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews John Cooper in the Co-op Café amidst his current exhibit Things Go Better With Copper Maureen Bader Things Go Better With Copper - Art on the Island by Maureen Bader | Art On The IslandAudio Player00:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. John first appeared on Art on the Island on October 20th when he discussed his art background, starting in the 1950s in the US. John came to Canada in the 1970s and eventually moved to a town close to Nelson BC where he lived for about 40 years. John has lived on Cortes Island full time for about a year and a half. Teaching art is something that links together his vast background. You can hear the October 20th podcast here (link to other podcast). He discussed his time as an abstract expressionist, and says that genre didn’t speak to him so how could it speak to other people? In his search for a way to communicate with people, John moved back to recognizable subjects, starting with horses asses (inspired by a broom), which unfortunately are not part of the current exhibit. John talks about the thesis of his thesis, a Whisk broom (John’s Mona Lisa – listen to the podcast to find out why), and how and why it is a contradiction, but at the same time, like a horses tail. In the current exhibit at the Coop Café, he replaced the original brass Whisk broom with a copper copy, and explains how this brackets his career. John discusses a number of his series, starting with the...
Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine

Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this program.  Folk Club with Andy Vine - Tues. 10 - 11 AM;  Repeats: Fri. 6 - 7 PM The Folk Club is a one hour show hosted by Andy Vine and focused on folk music of all kinds but perhaps with a bit of a bias towards acoustic and Celtic music. Andy himself was raised in the UK and started his folk singing there during the 1960’s folk revival. Still an active musician, Andy has acquired a large library of folk music, from which he draws for his radio show. He is also constantly on the lookout for new folk music and is consistently delighted by how much great traditional music is being made by young people. December 2018 Dec 8, 2018 - Folk Club Dec 2, 2018 - Folk Club Andy also likes to include music by local BC artists, many of whom he has a personal connection with having lived and played music in Vancouver for many years. Requests and music suggestions are always welcome. Illustrations: Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this...
End of the Road Show

End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018. Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’. Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm.   I have a wide variety of music tastes but the one thing I try to do is play Hard Rock and Alternative in 1 hour long sets. This program has been a work in progress with many hurdles to cross being mostly transient. Most of the summer was spent sailing, stopping by the station to pre-record the show for later airing. I now have a laptop dedicated to music and the production of radio and karaoke shows. This coupled with various networks for music available to me as well as the new contacts I am making in the local music community, has given me the freedom to remain semi-transient while offering 4 hours of...