Wax Poetic

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday December 30, 2009 Montreal Poet Jeffrey Mackie

Jeffrey Mackie is a Montreal poet. He has been published widely both in Canada and internationally. Most recently he had a piece on display in New Westminster City Hall. His poetry has also been translated in Croatia. His latest collection is 'Truth Among the Obsessions'. He also does a literary feature on CKUT radio in Montreal.

"I write poetry and that is what makes me interesting" Vladimir Mayakovsky.

Before migrating to Montreal, Mackie was a regular on the Vancouver spoken word scene and actually lived for a while as Diane's tenant.  Mackie and Duncan used to hang out together, and near the end of the show S.R. springs a Christmas Christmas anecdote on Diane about one fated holiday the three spent together several years ago.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

An annual favorite!  Angus Adair returns in spirit to do his rendition of the Grinch, recorded live at Cafe Montmartre this last weekend.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

No Guest - no problem!

Well, unfortunately out impromtu guest, the Mighty Mike McGee, was caught in transit coming back from Victoria and missed the show, but RC reached into his tickle trunk of poetry and pulled up some great tracks from some great  performance poets like Al Mader.  He then pulled out the classic jazz music from "It's a Charlie Brown Christmas" to take us out.  Very fun!

I also gave away some tickets for a local production of a play called Vatzlav.  After the show, the producer called to offer our listeners and blog followers a special offer of a pair of tickets to anyone who takes a moment to fill out this little survey.  http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en_GB&formkey=dExzWm9odEZpbzAtVHd2bjU0R1BDSkE6MA

You can find more info about the play and Theatre In The Raw here at www.theatreintheraw.ca.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

December 9, 2009 Show

Actor William Samples joins us in studio to give us his rendition of Ebenezer Scrooge as he plays him in PAL Theatre's version of "The Christmas Carol".