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Monday Special Blend
Monday December 14th, 2015 with Trish and Ka
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band live in the studio, interview with Q Residential about their housing offer for Syrian Refugees plus lots of music

Thank you!! CKCU Top 10 broadcasts heard on-demand Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2015 Position Show Highlight 1 Monday Special Blend Joined by Otto Cepella who plays live in the studio, Ilse Vd Voorn joins us again, Music from The Noisy Locomotive and more _______________________________________________________ The Week ahead in music: Music for a Cause Wed. Dec. 16th, 7 pm at Avant Garde 7:30pm - Goodnight Boy 8:00pm - Andrew Johnstone 8:40pm - Emily Howard 9:15pm - Jesse Dangerously and Young K, aka Kira-Lynn The Mayor of Ottawa ---------All proceeds to a local Syrian Refugee Non-Profit Organization! $5 cover at the door, and any additional donations appreciated! _________________________________________________________________ Third Annual Musicians Christmas Tues, Dec. 15th, 10 pm at the Heart and Crown Join Shawn Tavenier, Nick Gauthier, Jeff Rogers, Amanda Rheaume, Julie Corrigan and a slew of other local musicians for a great evening of music and good cheer _________________________________________________________________ Zaphod's Annual Tree Decorating Party is Wed. Dec. 16th, 7:30 pm Star Wars Holiday Special on the big screen! Followed by the tree decorating and treats. Collections for the Ottawa Food Bank appreciated. _____________________________________________ Thurs. Dec. 17th at The Blacksheep Inn Claude Munsom and Pat Maloney $10 at the door 6pm doors / 830pm showtime ______________________________________________________ MILE Presents: Street Hills, Daemon & Aydri, Dan Petti, Danielle Allard Music is Life Entertainment presents a great line up at Live on Elgin at 8 pm. $10 at the door. __________________________________________________________ Dec. 18th at Flapjack's, 354A PRESTON ST., Ottawa $8, starts at 8 pm Maxim "banjo man" Cossette Chris Landry Daemon & Ayrdri The Minor 9s Sean Tansey _______________________________________________________ Half Moon Run (Montreal) and Folly at the Hunter Ritual Night Club, 137 Besserer Street, Ottawa 10 pm SOLD OUT! ___________________________________________________ Lynn Miles, 9:30 PM on Saturday Dec. 19th Irene's Pub 885 Bank St Price: $25 in advance $30 at the door - This will sell out Lynn Miles - Matinée 3pm (FOLK) 3:00 PM on Sunday Dec. 20th Irene's Pub 885 Bank St Price: $25 in advance $30 at the door ____________________________________________________________ Blacksheep: Dec. 18th - Mike Plume $20 in advance Dec. 19th and 20th - Jim Bryson, $20 in advance _________________________________________________ Tribute to Phil Ochs - full day of programming then an evening concert at The Gladstone Theatre w special guest SONNY OCHS! Featuring: Sneezy Waters Tony Turner Zachary Stevenson Ian Tamblyn Eve Goldberg Jesse Stewart Daemon & Ayrdri Erin Saoirse Adair Larissa Desrosiers Elizabeth Riley Band MOONFRUITS! Also, Erin Adair will be releasing her CD "I'm Going to Say It Now: The Songs of Phil Ochs" at this show. There will be a BAND with Michel Delage on drums, Don Cummings on organ and Richard Page on sax and clarinet. Show start time 8:30pm $20... but the price is negotiable if you lack the funds. ALL AGES This venue is wheelchair accessible. Tickets available at ______________________________________________________ Music Feeds Sat. 19th at Live on Elgin, 8:30 pm, $5 at the door On December 19th LIVE on Elgin will be hosting 'Music Feeds' - a benefit show in support of Ottawa's Food Bank. Performers: Alex Silas & The Subterraneans (Beat Hip-Hop) Aron The Alien (Hip-Hop) The Bristol Hum (Rock) Nick Travis from Lost Kids (Hip-Hop) wotts (Experimental Hip-Hop) Doors open at 830pm; $5 cover charge with 100% of proceeds going towards the Ottawa Food Bank ( non-perishable food donations are encouraged Come out and support a great cause!!!!
At Least I'm Not a Musician
Gregory Pepper & His Problems - Escape From Crystal Skull Mountain Canadian
John Henry
Bill Monroe and Norman Blake - s/t (4:41)
Slow Train Through Georgia
Norman Blake - Whiskey Before Breakfast - Rounder (1976) (4:07)

Spine MD2160

Artist Blake, Norman
Title Whiskey Before Breakfast
Label Rounder

Norman Blake, now 77 is still writing, performing and touring with his wife and musical partner, Nancy Blake. Early this year he released a new album, Wood, Wire and Woods, his first album of originals in over 30 years. On Dec. 7th it was nominated for a Grammy for Folk Album of the Year.

Two Rags - One March & Eight Old Time Songs (all recently composed) (4:06)
Joseph Thompson Hare on the Old Natchez Trace
Norman Blake - Wood, Wire & Words New
Bob Webb - s/t Canadian New 93:04)

Dec. 4, 2015
Far, Far Away
The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band - s/t New 9(3:05)

Haruka Kikuchi - trombone
Miles Lyons - sousaphone
Josh "Jams" Marotta - percussion
Connor Stewart - saxophone
James Williams - trumpet
Better Off Dead
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band - . Canadian New Til the End (Official Music Video) (3:12)

James Walters and Randelle Ashley, who are The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band from Almonte, join us to play live in the studio.
Who You Are
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band - . Canadian New
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band - . Canadian New
Til The End
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band - . Canadian New
Just Can't Stay
The Jimmy Tri-Tone Band - . Canadian New
Million Pieces
Amanda Lowe - Collarbone (teaser) Canadian New


released December 6, 2015

Everything was written, sung, recorded by Amanda Lowe W. This is a teaser for her upcoming release
8:10 Interview with Q Residential re: housing for Syrian Refugees

Chris Hawley, Vice President of Operations at Q Residential joins us by phone from their Toronto head office. John Lago is the company president.

Toronto, ON (Dec. 9, 2015) – Q Residential is pleased to announce that it will be making available 150 newly renovated apartment suites in Ottawa to arriving Syrian refugee families, over the next several months.

Q Residential owns and manages over 7,000 rental units in the Greater Toronto Area and the National Capital Region.

The two and three bedroom suites being made available range in size from 1,050 square feet to 1,150 square feet, and are in two high-rise towers adjacent to each other. Each suite will have a new refrigerator and a new stove. In addition, to help the newly arrived immigrants furnish their homes, Q Residential is providing each family
with a $3,000 gift certificate for use at The Brick.

“Where will we live is a question foremost on the minds of these new immigrants and we are pleased that our company has been able to
provide an address for these families,” said John Lago, President of Q Residential. “It is fortunate that our renovation schedule is allowing us to make these units available during this time.”

“We look forward to working with all the public and private agencies
and sponsoring groups, as we welcome our new tenants,” Lago added.

In addition to the apartments and the $3,000 gift certificate, Q Residential is also making available the common space rooms in each building. This will allow the new tenants to have meetings with social services staff, sponsors and other supporters, as well as just gather as a community.

The property, located at 1240-1244 Donald Street in Ottawa, is conveniently situated near public transportation, schools, parks and shopping.

"The rent for refugees at Donald Street will be $1,095 for a two-bedroom and $1,195 for a three-bedroom apartment, utilities included. That’s a savings of about $50 a month on rent, and another $30 to $40 a month on utilities, which are normally paid by the tenant, said Lago."

"The company is working with the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, which runs a reception house for government-sponsored refugees, Maison Sophia, and helps to find them a place to live. As Syrian refugees arrive in town over the next three months, they’ll be offered units in the complex."

"Lago said the company, which bought the properties about five months ago and is in the midst of renovations, saw it as a "perfect opportunity" to step up.

By offering suites in the two buildings adjacent to each other, the newcomers would have a "sense of community," he said."

"Ottawa rental vacancy rate highest of urban centres in Ontario
OTTAWA — Ottawa apartments on both sides of the provincial border are sitting empty, according to rental vacancy rates released Thursday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

On the Ontario side, 3.7 per cent of apartments are without occupants, and four per cent in Gatineau. That represents a 1.6-percentage point increase for Ottawa and a nearly doubled rate for Gatineau, when comparing April of this and last year.

Ottawa’s trouble finding occupants is reflected in the Ontario and Quebec provincial averages which, despite being lower than the city’s rate, have been increasing as well. They sit at 2.6 and 3.1 per cent, respectively.

The rental apartment numbers don’t tell the whole story, says Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations president John Dickie. The CMHC report doesn’t include rented condos, houses, duplexes or other spaces in buildings smaller than three units. This so-called ‘secondary rental market’ can account for up to half of urban centres’ rental options. It tends to be higher in vacancies and lower in rent, too.

The rates aren’t a matter of supply — that number is virtually unchanged — but demand, reports the housing corporation.

CMHC points to high unemployment among under-25-year-olds as a cause of the rise in vacancies. Almost 75 per cent of them still live in the family home, according to recent census data.

Decreasing net migration to Ontario is also to blame, explains CMHC. Immigrant arrivals, who tend to be renters, have slowed and Ontario residents are leaving the province for jobs in resource-rich areas.

Weakening first-time home buyer demand and increasing employment opportunity for people aged 25-34 helps keep the vacancy rates from climbing far past its 1.5 to three per cent ‘normal’ zone.

Still, Ottawa is tied with Hamilton for the highest urban centre vacancy rates in Ontario, while Gatineau comes second in Quebec. One-bedroom apartments are the easiest to come by in both provinces.

Average rent prices have changed little since last year. That said, Gatineau has the highest urban centre average rent in Quebec at $746 per month. Ottawa has an average price tag of just over $1,000 per month.

Dickie says the vacancy rate will likely signal to landlords to ease off on their rent increases."
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015
Thomas No - Darken Drooms: 2007-2015 Canadian New

Double Hitzaz/Fantasia Hitzaz/Ayazein
The Light of East Ensemble - Beyond Our Shores Canadian

London, Ontario
Prufrock Shadowrunner - s/t Canadian New (5:21)

Prufrock Shadowrunner is an Ottawa artist. He performs some of the time with The Weber Brothers.
River (cover of the Joni Mitchell song)
Flyte - s/t

From December 23, 2014
A festively inebriated Christmas singsong was had round the piano last night- here's Will and Sam taking on Joni Mitchell's 'River'
Ner Li - Chanukah Song (Traditional)
Abigail Lapell and Laura Spink - s/t New

This is a recording of a practice session by these two lovely Toronto musicians. Hanukkah ends tonight.
Choro das 3 - Choro Tree New

From São Paulo, Brasil, released Nov. 19, 2015
Interactive CKCU
Bill Cameron
Thanks for starting my day with some good ol' Norman Blake and Mr Monroe. (If Whisky Before Breakfast sounds a bit rough, the tune is also genteelly referred to as Spirits of the Morning )

7:19 AM, December 14th, 2015
YAY Jimmy Tri-Tone!

8:31 AM, December 14th, 2015
Trish Murray (host)
Thanks for tuning in. Thanks for that Bill - Spirits of the Morning. Love it! Tic - thanks for introducing me to Jimmy Tri-Tone!!

8:51 PM, December 14th, 2015