In memoriam: Chris Jacques

Episode 681 April 18, 2022 02:15:19
In memoriam: Chris Jacques
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Show Notes

As many of you know, especially those of you here in Winnipeg, Dub Ditch Picnic Records' Chris Jacques died last week. Chris meant an awful lot to the community, and was a good friend and inspiration to so many people in the local music scene -- going back decades. 

He was also a guest on this podcast twice -- once on an early episode in 2014, and again for a one-on-one interview about Dub Ditch's 10th anniversary in 2020. Both of those episodes are here in one two-hour-and-fifteen-minute mega-podcast for those who want to remember him.

The 2014 episode, in particular, was one of the 'lost episodes' -- a series of about 40 podcasts from the early days that, due to my technological incompetence, didn't get added to to the Witchpolice Radio feed when I switched podcast hosting companies, and hasn't been easy to find in the time since.

Please enjoy. It's not really a tribute to Chris so much as a reminder of what he was passionate about with Dub Ditch and his other labels (Sundowning and Prairie Fire), and while he's not with us any more, all of the releases he worked so hard on -- and there's a lot of them -- are still on Bandcamp in perpetuity. Check 'em out.

(Also, I totally stole this photo from a great piece on Dub Ditch from years back by Sheldon Birnie. You should read that too).

Thanks for everything, Chris. You are very missed by all of us. 

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