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May 30, 2013 01:57:25
WR027: Greg Milka Crowe

WR027: Greg Milka Crowe

I've been a fan of Greg Milka Crowe's music since way back in the 1990s when he was the frontman of Winnipeg ska legends Whole Lotta Milka, so we were really excited to have him on the podcast -- especially since he did a live performance at the end of the show. Greg's currently a member of The Scarlet Union, but he's been involved in a ton of other local ska bands, including The Wedgewoods and The Racketeers (briefly). He's also worked as a producer and co-wrote a ska musical that actually hit the stage here in Winnipeg. We talk about that, about meeting Jamaican legends, about the early days of Stomp Records, and more. ...

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May 23, 2013 01:45:04
WR026: Pip Skid

WR026: Pip Skid

This week, Pip Skid chatted with the fellas about "faith." Not to be confused with episode #2's theme of "spiritual," this one runs the gamut from atheism to childhood church experiences to philosophical musings on love and life. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to be a part of this episode, so it's the first Rob + Jon + guest show. They acquit themselves quite well without me. Hopefully we can get this guest back for another show in the future, because as mentioned in the intro, I've enjoyed his records for a very long time (I think I saw Farm Fresh live around '97). ...

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May 15, 2013 01:44:13
WR025: Allan Lorde

WR025: Allan Lorde

This week: we talk with graphic designer extraordinaire Allan Lorde about paranoia. This is probably the most rap-heavy episode we've done so far, but Al provided solid bookends at the beginning and end of the show with some filthy garage mayhem. It's a rambler of an episode, though. Right from the get-go, we start talking completely off-topic and eventually meander our way back on point. Although most of our guests are local musicians, Mr. Lorde's longtime involvement with the local scene from the visual art side of things definitely fits in with Witchpolice's unofficial "we promote cool shit cool people are doing" mode. If you live in Winnipeg, you've seen this man's art. Seriously. It's been on a pole or a bulletin board near you at one point or another. ...

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May 09, 2013 01:42:05
WR024: Garrett Everett

WR024: Garrett Everett

This week on Witchpolice Radio, we tackled songs about lawyers with our guest host Garrett Everett. Garrett is familiar to regular Witchpolice readers as one of the people behind the Orange House shows, all of which he's performed at, including the recent Dish Aid. I also played a bunch of loud music with him last summer that never resulted in any serious recordings or shows, but it was good times nonetheless. There's a clip of some garage recordings tacked onto the end of the intro, and although we were ostensibly a doom metal band (or at least that's what we were inspired by), the sample you'll hear isn't that representative of the genre. Garrett also does his own singer-songwriter thing, and he performed a tune at the end of this program. ...

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May 01, 2013 01:30:38
WR023: Jessika Ellement

WR023: Jessika Ellement

This week's guest, Jessika Ellement, was the drummer in Filtered Reality way back in 1995 -- the first real band co-host Rob Crooks and I were ever members of. I've known her even longer, though, since way back in kindergarten, so it was awesome to have her on the show to talk about the (randomly-generated) "bleeds" theme. Jessika doesn't play drums anymore, but she's still muscially inclined, backing up other local artists, and she performed a song at the end of the show as part of our Live Exclusives series. ...

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April 25, 2013 01:37:26
WR022: Johnny Perrin

WR022: Johnny Perrin

This week, the fellas were joined by the one and only John Draper Perrin IV, who stopped by the basement to discuss the "thief" topic. You may know Johnny from his involvement in such local bands as Grandpa's Army, the Brat Attack, TBA, Den of Iniquity, and most recently, Up 'n Atom. Despite being a last-minute guest, Johnny's appearance was actually one of our better episodes, with some legitimately interesting discussion about the recording process (who knew?) We also watched "Hockey's Hardest Hitters" on VHS from 1992 (on mute) while recording the show, which becomes obvious partway through the program. Lots of fun this week. ...

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