Skip to Main Content

Monday Special Blend
Monday November 30th, 2020 with Jumpin' Joel Flash
Theatrics and Shifters and Local Music on The Monday Special Blend!

An interview with Kevin Bourne From Shifter! It’s been a wild year for artists, but what have we learned, and how can we Level Up for the future? We yik yakked all about it! Then an interview with theatre- aficionados Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton! They’ve got a brand new idea to bring Theatre TO YOU…. in a Box! A Christmas Carol by delivery! WHAT FUN! You’ll also hear tracks from Sweet Roger, The Hitmakers, Trenchfoot, Grand Splendid, Maurice Moore, Petr Cancura & Max Webster!
The Party
Max Webster - Mutiny up my Sleeve Canadian
The Hitmakers - s/t Canadian New
Space is the Place
The Hitmakers - What's Wrong with Me? Canadian New

Canada's least tattooed rock band. Do not buy or sell.

More Hitmakers here:
Put out the Fires
Sweet Roger - You'll Always Have Yourself Canadian New
You'll Always Have Yourself
Sweet Roger - You'll Always Have Yourself Canadian New

It’s been years now that Sweet Roger gave up a teaching position at a local college and took up a job shucking oysters in Old Montreal and playing gigs wherever they could be found around town. The work, the struggle, and the dark hours gave ample inspiration for songs that truly tell stories of love and loss. Picking up some momentum after releasing his debut and building an audience, Sweet Roger now returns with new material that has even more provocation and edge, an audible swagger that is both scrappy and sympathetic.

More Sweet Rogers Here:
Switch Up
Maurice Moore - s/t Canadian New
It's On You (feat. JYDN)
Maurice Moore - s/t Canadian New

Canadian vocalist, songwriter and producer Maurice Moore made his presence known shortly after he hit the scene in 2015, whether with his own viral singles and mixtape releases or his credits writing songs for the likes of Chris Brown, Justine Skye, H.E.R., Zara Larsson, Kiana Lede, and K Pop royalty EXO & NCT dream. Thanks to his introspective rap style, soulful R&B crooning, and his magic-touch songwriting, Maurice has been greeted with comparisons to a young Usher, Drake, and prolific songwriter James Fauntleroy. As this young star continues to rise, he has rightfully earned the endorsement from tastemakers such as Billboard, The Fader, BET, Earmilk, and Noisey. After show stopping performances at SXSW, on Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage tour, and Ro James/BJ The Chicago Kid “The R&B Tour” he was coined by CBC Canada as “Canadas next R&B Superstar”. His presence and genre bending on projects like “The Amber Room” and “Destination Unknown” has made him one of the most exciting new artists of this generation.

More Maurice here:
Shifter Music video roundup:


INTERVIEW: Kevin Bourne, Shifter Magazine

A great chit-chat all about Shifting! Kevin talked moving to Ottawa, helping to build the scene, and what he thinks is coming from the capital! Some great insights/thoughts on "levelling up" your art, applicable for any type of artist/genre in this new weird world of ours!

Check out Shifter here:
LEVEL UP Part 1:
LEVEL UP Part 2:

You are the Universe
Grand Splendid - s/t Canadian New
Grand Splendid - Numbers Canadian New

Rock band Grand Splendid hail from Montreal and are excited to be on the local indie scene. Their upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies are attracting the attention of indie music lovers.

The buzz around the release of Grand Splendid's first EP landed them invitations to play at the NXNE, Canadian Music Week and Indie Week festivals in Toronto. They also played at the First Fridays food truck festival at the Olympic Stadium, Midi Indie Zones Musique in Old Montreal and OAP at McGill University, as well as at many other venues across Quebec and Ontario. They got to share the stage with some amazing artists like The Glorious Sons, We Are Monroe, The Happy FIts, James Blonde, Paupière, Les Louanges and many more.

More Grand Splendid here:
Darkwing Duck Theme
Steve Nelson, Thom Sharp, Jeff Pescetto - s/t

INTERVIEW: Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton - Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol: An Interactive Audio Play in a Box - December 4th - 31st

With support from the Awesome Ottawa Foundation, local theatre artists Nicholas Leno and Norah Paton have cooked up a COVID safe, interactive re-telling of A Christmas Carol that uses an audio track and a box of items delivered to audiences front door.

Paton and Leno have created an audio track that layers narration and dialogue from Dickens’ classic story with custom foley and wayfinding instructions that will guide audiences through their home and neighborhood. Audiences are cast as Ebenezzer Scrooge in this immersive adaptation of the Dickens’ classic. With a magic box of items including shadow puppets, photographs, and a diorama, participants are invited to build their own journey through Christmas past, present, and yet to come!

A fun, safe, and outdoor experience for your household this holiday season.

Check it out here:

Closer Together (Acoustic Version)
The Box - s/t Canadian New
Ordinary People
The Box - s/t Canadian

Bio from wiki:
The Box is a new wave group from Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 1981, they achieved commercial success in Canada, recording four charting albums and 10 charting singles between 1984 and 1990. The group broke up in 1992, but a new lineup of the band was founded in 2005. This iteration of the group has released two further albums.

More Box here:
Mars Attacks
Trenchfoot - Objects in the mirror are more damaged than they appear Canadian New
Scary (Evil Lives)
Trenchfoot - Objects in the mirror are more damaged than they appear Canadian New

Here you will find yourself on a journey of music and self reflection, progressing and plateauing, falling and failing, soaring and swimming. You’ll passenger your way through our ’90’s alternative, ’80’s metal, ’70’s rock and psychedelic influences.

Play it loud mutha!

More Trenchfoot here:
Don't Let it Stop
Petr Cancura - Don't Let it Stop Canadian New

Saxophonist and composer Petr Cancura has released a live recording Don’t Let It Stop!, a set of nine powerful songs performed by a remarkable trio featuring Charlie Hunter on the Big6 and Geoff Clapp on drums. Don’t Let It Stop! is available on CD, digital formats as well as in limited packages with hand printed posters and PDF sheet music books.

Don’t Let It Stop! is a reminder to never stop dreaming and never stop fighting. As of this writing none of us have experienced music like we used to for some seven months now, so in the spirit of hopefulness here is a live recording to share with you.

More Petr here:
Apt613 #ottmusic playlist:
Interactive CKCU
Mornin' Flash! Monday Rocks!

7:23 AM, November 30th, 2020
Joel Elliott (host)
Thanks for listnen'! and HEX YEAH Monday Rocks!

9:59 AM, November 30th, 2020