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Chance Meeting
Friday January 8th, 2021 with Heavy Ben
Watergate Blues and being doomed to repeat history

Chance Meeting on a chameleon's birthday of an emperor and a crook Pictured: a CONservative who abused his power, lied, got caught, was threatened with impeachment, resigned, then was nepotistically pardoned. It's like déjà vu all over again.
Mini-Bits 1
Dave Gunter - Synthesizer Themes - Parry Music Library - 1978 Canadian
Aerial View
Paul Kass (Johnny Hawksworth) - Landscapes - Parry Music Library - 1985 Canadian
The self-proclaimed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States" died January 8, 1880. Joshua Abraham Norton held no actual position of power but was well liked enough in San Francisco to get away with it.

Based in Los Angeles, the short-lived Emperor Norton label released many excellent electronic and soundtrack recordings.
Take Me Higher
Mellow feat. Alison David - CQ Motion Picture Soundtrack - Emperor Norton - 2002
Neon Lights (Cha-Cha-Chá)
(Senor) Señor Coconut Y Su Conjunto [orig. Kraftwerk] - El Baile Alemán - Emperor Norton - 1999
Golden Boy With Miss Kittin - Or - Emperor Norton - 2002
Bruce Haack & Esther Nelson - The Way-Out Record For Children / Listen Compute Rock Home (The Best Of Dimension 5) - Dimension 5 / Emperor Norton - 1968 / 1999 Canadian
Playground Love (Vibraphone Version)
Air - The Virgin Suicides OST - Emperor Norton - 2000
Paul Kass (Johnny Hawksworth) - Landscapes - Parry Music Library - 1985 Canadian
David Bowie was born today in 1947 and died two days after his 69th birthday. He is joined on this recording by Iggy Pop and Brian Eno.
What In The World
David Bowie - Low - RCA - 1977
On this day in 1973, the trial began of seven men accused of illegal entry into Democratic Party headquarters at Watergate in Washington DC. It's been almost 50 years and the same tricks are being pulled by this generation of CONs.

Where have you gone, Gil Scott-Heron?
Our nations turn its lonely eyes to you
Rockin' Funky Watergate
Fred Wesley & The New JB's - Breakin' Bread - People - 1974
Dickie Goodman - 7" - Rainy Wednesday - 1973
Watergate---Don't Bug Me!
Weldon Irvine - Time Capsule - Nodlew Music - 1973
Watergate Conclusion
The Right Attitudes - 7" - Rare - circa. 1974 Canadian
Funky Drive
Frances Ruffino - Rhythmic Patterns - Parry Music Library - 1980 Canadian
H2Ogate Blues
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson - Winter In America - Strata-East - 1974
Interactive CKCU
Loved hearing that Haack & Nelson track! Fantastic!

10:08 AM, January 6th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hi Scott, isn't it bonkers?

7:45 PM, January 6th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Welcome to 2021. Thankfully we have the recordings of Bruce Haack and Miss Nelson to distract us from the terrible outside world.

3:22 PM, January 8th, 2021
Jas Nasty
Enjoying the show. Can't believe it's been 4 years already since that David Bowie tribute night we did at Oz kafe! I had made an all David mix back then (just before I started on Heavy Friends...)

3:33 PM, January 8th, 2021
I mean 5 years!

3:34 PM, January 8th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Eeesh yeah Jas it's been

3:39 PM, January 8th, 2021
Remmeber when everyone thought 2016 was the worst year cuz so many musicians, celebs and others dies? Errr...

3:40 PM, January 8th, 2021
Remember also when proof reading was a thing?

3:43 PM, January 8th, 2021
Day Job Rob
Hey 2020! Kiss my astronaut!

3:46 PM, January 8th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Yes Chris, 2016 seems rather quaint now

3:48 PM, January 8th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Ha, yes DJR - nice that you picked up on that from Weldon

3:49 PM, January 8th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
"I'm sorry, the government you have elected is inoperative ... Click! Inoperative!" Gil Scott-Heron from 1974, sadly predicting the future

3:54 PM, January 8th, 2021
Trevor Walker (host)
Killer show Ben!👊🏾

3:56 PM, January 8th, 2021
Jas Nasty
OHH love this Gil number - I played it on Heavy friends the 2nd show I did, with Regis -

3:59 PM, January 8th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks all for tuning in! Nice to have the feedback and know you are listening. Back here in two weeks, and tomorrow on Heavy Friends for part 2 of the 2020 In Memoriam.

4:34 PM, January 8th, 2021

10:23 AM, January 10th, 2021
"Rockin' Funky Watergate" made me grin.

10:49 AM, January 10th, 2021
The Gil Scott-Heron thing! great stuff.

11:09 AM, January 10th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Excellent Benoît! These politicians are a joke

12:44 AM, January 13th, 2021
Elorious Cain
Totally wicked show!

6:29 AM, January 13th, 2021