Thursday, October 19, 2017

CJSW Funding Drive 2017 and Breaking The Tethers


The annual CJSW ( funding drive (FD) begins tomorrow, Friday, October 20, at 9:00 am.  The FD is the week in the year when CJSW, Calgary's campus and community radio station, calls upon its great listeners for their support.  For 2017, the main goal is $250,000; all of this money will go to capital expenditures, including technical equipment and special projects.  There is also a "stretch" goal of $250,000 this year, which would allow for the purchase of a mobile recording kit.
The funding drive will end on Friday, October 27, at 6:00 pm.

For anyone who would like to pledge, you can call 403-220-5000 once the drive begins or go to  There are some fine incentives at various pledge levels; check them out at

The Breaking The Tethers 2017 FD show will take place on Monday, October 23, 10:00-11:00 am, 90.9 FM,  I will be joined by frequent Breaking The Tethers guest host, Linda Cunningham.  We'll chat and play some tracks off the mix CDs that will be available during the program (and all week, actually).

On that note, in addition to the station-level incentives, there will be three Breaking The Tethers mix CDs, each featuring music that has been featured on the show (I believe pretty much all in the last year, since the last funding drive).  These CDs will be available at the $100 pledge level and higher.  Here's what's on each one:

Breaking The Tethers CD 1

1. Steve Coleman and Five Elements – “The 42 Assessors”
2. Seamus Blake – “Transitions”
3. Chick Corea – “Captain Marvel”
4. Braxton Cook – “Mathis’ Tune (Interlude)”
5. Frode Gjerstad & Paal Nilssen-Love – “Flying Circus”
6. Mike Downes – “Root Structure”
7. Jaimie Branch – “The Storm”
8. Richard Thompson – “No Place For Hypocrites”
9. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble – “I Want That Sound!”
10. royceBIRTH – “JOHN”
11. David S. Ware/Apogee – “Prayer”
12. The Microscopic Quartet – secret track

Breaking The Tethers CD 2

1. Florian Hoefner – “Iceberg 1”
2. J@K@L + Michaël Attias – “Oblivion And Always Forgetting In The End”
3. Alien Ensemble – “Skeleton Dance”
4. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble – “Discoveries”
5. 1. Florian Hoefner – “Iceberg 2”
6. The Great Harry Hillman – “How To Dice An Onion”
7. Andy Adamson Quintet – “First Light”
8. Can Can Heads – “Feeding Of The 5”
9. Quincy Bullen – “Polar Dip”
10. Darius Jones Quartet featuring Emile Lesbros – “ Le bebe de Brigitte”
11. Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau – “The Watcher”

Breaking The Tethers CD 3

1. Sao Paulo Underground – “Lost Corners Boogie”
2. Sao Paulo Underground – “Desisto II”
3. Nick Fraser with Tony Malaby and Kris Davis – “I Needed It Yesterday”
4. Soft Machine – “Slightly All The Time” (live)
5. Opaluna – “Mahjong”
6. Lisa Hilton – “Caffeinated Culture”
7. Bobby Kapp & Matthew Shipp – “Snow Storm Coming”
8. Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda – “Om Rama”
9. Miriodor – “Déboires à Munich”
10. Lovebrain and Diskotäschchen – “10. Dezember 2006”

11. William Parker/Raining On The Moon – “Bowl Of Stone Around The Sun”

Please tune in during the CJSW funding drive this year.  It'll be a great time and I'd love for everyone to join in the fun!  Pledging is also strongly welcomed! :-)

Many thanks.


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