FP09 - When can babies have water?

On this episode of The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show: Music from Jonathan Adjemian, Anand Rajaram and Thom Gill, recorded improvisation from the Sufferettes and the concluding chapter of The Mysterious Death of W.B.

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Show Notes:

02:58 –- The Sufferettes Improvise

  • The Sufferettes are Becky Johnson and Kayla Lorette
  • Website
  • Space Riders, the webseries turned CTV streamer that they’re in.

 

10:55 – Thom Gill with “Feel The Houses” by Chris Weisman

 

13:59 – The Mysterious Death of W.B. Chapter 9

The concluding chapter of the saga.
You may remember, not-so-retired private detective Gabriel Novus was following philosopher Walter Benjamin and his briefcase across Europe. Benjamin remains dead, but a slow-talking judge was just about to hand Novus the late writers briefcase - what will be inside?

  • Previous chapters on Bandcamp
  • Fun Palace Players: Susanna Fournier, Chris Stanton, Becky Johnson, and Jacob Zimmer, with sound design & mixing by Richard Feren, and musical director Jonathan Adjemian. Directed by Chris Earle.

 

23:48 – Anand Rajaram

27:00 – Dramatic Reading Of The Internet

  • Website
  • Fun Palace Players: Susanna Fournier, Brendan Gall, Becky Johnson, and Jacob Zimmer, with sound design & mixing by Richard Feren, and musical director Jonathan Adjemian. Directed by Chris Earle.

 

36:22 – Jonathan Adjemian

FP08 - Volunteering as a career

On this episode of The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show:
Music from Vivek Shraya, Lisa Bozikovic and Gabe Lavine, career advice from a self identified career expert and the penultimate chapter of The Mysterious Death of W.B. with Fun Palace Players including Christopher Stanton, Susanna Fournier, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer,  musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

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Show Notes:

02:55 Vivek Shraya

06:14 Mostly Scripted Call In Show

Christopher Stanton, Susanna Fournier, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

16:00 Lisa Bozikovic

21:30 The Mysterious Death of W.B.

Christopher Stanton, Susanna Fournier, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

29:00 Gabe Lavine, Ivy Mairi, Martha Farquhar-McDonnell

FP07 - Not Good Enough

On this episode: Music from Rick Campbell, Laura Barrett and Tasseomancy, a new chapter in the ongoing saga The Mysterious Death of WB, and a seasonal Radio Call-in Show with the Fun Palace Players including: Brendan GallBecky JohnsonJacob ZimmerSusanna Fournier, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

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Show Notes

02:35: A Song: Albuquerque, sung by Rick Campbell

09:45: Fun Palace Players present The Mysterious Death of WB

20:00: A Song: Blue Crystal Fire by Tasseomancy

24:20: A Mostly Scripted Call in Show - Not Good Enough

 

33:40 A Song by Laura Barrett

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FP06 - Instructions for Listening

On this episode: Songs from Sasha Chapin, Gabe Lavine, Liz Peterson and Matt SmithQuestions in the Dark with Michael Lewis Johnson and The Mysterious Death of WB with the Fun Palace Players including: Brendan Gall, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, Susanna Fournier, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

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Show Notes:

03:57: A Song : Golden Ticket by Sasha Chapin

06:30: Fun Palace Players present The Mysterious Death of WB

In the previous chapter the clearly alcoholic private eye/business owner Gabriel Novus, visited the eccentric sister of Walter Benjamin. So far we know that Benjamin might be suicidal and is carrying a heavy briefcase that may or may not contain a manuscript, that may or may not exist. Now he is once again on a train he loathes heading South to find out more.

13:10:  A Song: Range of Emotion by Gabe Lavine with Ivy Mairi, Martha Farquhar-McDonnell

17:04: Questions In The Dark with Michael Louis Johnson

29:55 A song: Blood Wedding Lullaby by Matt Smith & Liz Peterson

FP05 - 100 percent secure

The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show
Episode 05

 

On this episode: Music from: ANAMAI, Andrew Penner and Felicity Williams. A call-in show with a security expert, and Chapter 5 of The Mysterious Death of WB with the Fun Palace Players including: Brendan Gall, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, Susanna Fournier, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle

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November 2nd at the Burdock Music Hall

 

Show Notes

2:06 ANAMAI -- Abris

6:32 Mostly Scripted Radio Call In Show -- The Security Expert

Written and performed by the Fun Palace Players: Brendan Gall, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, Susanna Fournier, musical direction and piano by Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design & mixing by Richard Feren. Directed by Chris Earle.

21:37 Andrew Penner -- Bless This City

26:49 Jessica Moss -- Timeless News Report.

33:00 -- The Mysterious Death of WB -- Chapter 5

In the previous chapter the retired detective Gabriel Novus, the hero of the story and train-o-phobe, visited Hannah Arendt. In Chapter Five, he continues on his search for Walter Benjamin by visiting his eccentric sister. That’s Walter’s sister, not Gabriel’s.

38:36 Felicity Williams & Justin Haynes on guitar -- Beloved Light.

FP04 - All you givers out there.

The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show  
Episode 04

On this episode:
Songs from Tasseomancy, Laura Barrett and an artificial intelligence.

A gift guide call-in by Evan Webber and Episode 4 of The Mysterious Death of W.B. with the Fun Palace Players including Brendan Gall, Christopher Stanton, Susanna Fournier, Nicola Correia-Damude, Richard Alan Campbell, Becky Johnson, Jacob Zimmer, Richard Feren, Scott Maynard, Jonathan Adjemian. Directed by Chris Earle with Shari Hollet

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Show Notes

02:17 Tasseomancy

8:03 The Mysterious Death of W.B. Chapter 4

  • In the previous chapter, our hero Gabriel Novus got knocked out, heard the voice of missing German philosopher Walter Benjamin while unconscious, and again while conscious, and now Novus is headed south to find out more about Benjamin's disappearance from Paris.

23:18 Toy Expert Call In Show

  • Written by Evan Webber,
  • by the Fun Palace Players: Nicola Correia-Damude, Richard Alan Campbell, Susanna Fournier and Christopher Stanton.
  • Music direction was by Scott Maynard.
  • At the Rhubarb Festival at Buddies In Bad Times Theatre

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FP03 - Manila envelope with a thumb drive

The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show
 Episode 03

On this episode:
Songs from Colin Fisher, Fiver and Stewart Legere. Questions in the dark with city researcher David Hulchanski and Episode 3 of The Mysterious Death of W.B.

Show notes

Fiver at the Monarch Tavern (Jacob Zimmer)

Fiver at the Monarch Tavern (Jacob Zimmer)

-- 03:05 - Song - Fiver - "Rank Stranger" Traditional

-- 06:50 - Questions in the Dark with David Hulchanski part 1

Stewart Legere at The Monarch Tavern (Mark Loeser)

Stewart Legere at The Monarch Tavern (Mark Loeser)

-- 13:15 - Song - Stewart Legere - Where have all the flowers gone

-- 18:50 - Questions in the Dark with David Hulchanski part 2

-- 25:40 - The Mysterious Death of WB Chapter 3

"There’s an etching of an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating. His eyes are staring, his mouth is open, his wings are spread. This is how one pictures the angel of history. His face is turned toward the past. Where we perceive a chain of events he sees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm is blowing from Paradise; it has got caught in his wings with such violence that the angel can no longer close them. The storm irresistibly propels him into the future to which his back is turned, while the pile of debris before him grows skyward. This storm is what we call progress."

Walter Benjamin, Ninth Thesis on the Philosophy of History, 1940.

The Fun Palace Players are Jacob Zimmer with Becky Johnson, Christopher Stanton, and Susanna Fournier. The music director and voice of Walter Benjamin is Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design and live mix by Richard Feren. They're all directed by Chris Earle.

-- 33:40 - Song - Colin Fisher - Chairman Mao

Colin Fisher at Double Double Land (Daniel Goodbaum)

Colin Fisher at Double Double Land (Daniel Goodbaum)

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FP02 - We don't have a "Grand Council."

Fun Palace Episode 02

On this episode:

A comic song by Marty Topps; The Mysterious Death of W.B. Chapter 2; A “Dramatic reading of the internet” and songs from Thom Gill and Isla Craig.

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Follow up notes from The Fun Palace on episode one

  • The theme song was arranged and is being performed by Scott Maynard with the Fun Palace Players.
  • Being a book of Poetry does not mean that something is not a critique of capitalism. In fact all books of poetry might be seen as a critique of capitalism.
  • We don’t have a “Grand Council.” The Fun Palace is simply the Fun Palace and anyone could be a Fun Palace.

 

The Show

00:03:49: A Comic Song from Marty Topps.

“Boyfriend” was recorded at the Monarch Tavern.

Marty Topps - on the internet | on youtube

Marty Topps at The Monarch Tavern. (Mark Loeser)

Marty Topps at The Monarch Tavern. (Mark Loeser)

00:07:19 The surreal serial, The Mysterious Death of WB – Chapter 2

Fact checking:

  • Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin - on Wikipedia (SPOILER ALERTS)
  • No one named Gabriel Novus seems to have existed, so I’ve concluded he is fictional.
  • George Bataille - on wikipedia
  • Bibliothèque nationale de France - on wikipedia
  • The Institute for Social Research - on wikipedia
  • Frankfurt School - on wikipedia

The Fun Palace Players are Jacob Zimmer with Becky JohnsonChristopher Stanton, and Susanna Fournier. The music director and voice of Walter Benjamin is Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design and live mix by Richard Feren.The Mysterious Death Of WB was written by Jacob Zimmer and directed by Chris Earle.

00:16:16: A song. Thom Gill performing “Is My Living In Vain”

Thom Gill at the Monarch Tavern. (Christine Latimer)

Thom Gill at the Monarch Tavern. (Christine Latimer)

Thom Gill is a Toronto musician with a bandcamp page.
The song was originally by the Clark Sisters. Here’s great video of them singing it.


00:22:24 Dramatic readings of the internet

The DC-6 in Manassas. (WNV/Ingrid Burrington)

The DC-6 in Manassas. (WNV/Ingrid Burrington)

"Arguing that the public has a right to understand internet infrastructure, artist Ingrid Burrington visits “the cloud”—the data centers of northern Virginia through which two-thirds of internet traffic currently circulates."

Adapted from:

“The Cloud Is Not the Territory” by Ingrid Burrington

READ THE ORIGINAL on wagingnonviolence.org (developed in collaboration with Creative Time Reports.)

Ingrid Burrington on twitter @lifewinning

 

00:32:15: Isla Craig “There Is A Hole”, performed at Double Double Land in Toronto’s Kensington Market.

Isla Craig - on bandcamp

Isla Craig at Double Double Land (Daniel Goodbaum)

Isla Craig at Double Double Land (Daniel Goodbaum)

FP01 - "You know as much as I do"

The Fun Palace Radio Variety Show Episode 01

On this episode: Songs from Ryan Kamstra, ANAMAI and Felicity Williams. Chapter One of The Mysterious Death of WB and Questions in the Dark with campaigner and artist Maggie MacDonald.

 

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Official welcome:

On behalf of the Fun Palace, I’d like to thank you for listening and we’d like to thank Cedric for editing and hosting this podcast. We hope and expect there will be more soon.
May your day be filled with the variety you deserve. 
Enjoy the show.

- Jacob Zimmer, The Fun Palace Official Steward.

– 00:00:00: The theme song was adapted, arranged and performed by Scott Maynard

– 00:02:10: An original song titled "Heart Needs A Home" recorded at The Monarch Tavern from Ryan Kamstra. Ryan is a writer of poems, fiction, and songs.  He is the author of Late Capitalist Sublime and Into The Drowned World, two books of poetry.  He was also a songwriter for the band Tomboyfriend. FOLLOW on TWITTER

– 00:06:10 Chapter One of The Mysterious Death Of WB.

The truth unknown, or even when it's known, we just make it up.

The Fun Palace Players are Jacob Zimmer with Becky Johnson, Christopher Stanton, and Susanna Fournier. The music director and voice of Walter Benjamin is Jonathan Adjemian, and sound design and live mix by Richard Feren.The Mysterious Death Of WB was written by Jacob Zimmer and directed by Chris Earle.

– 00:14:27: New adaptation of the traditional folk song "Henry My Son" by ANAMAI aka Anna Mayberry. Online there are other members listed, but apparently that was just her performing at the Junction City Music Hall.  Anna Mayberry is a Toronto-based musician, songwriter and dancer. BUY MUSIC on BANDCAMP

– 00:18:06: Questions in the Dark with Maggie MacDonald, crusader against all things toxic, accompanied by the soothing and non-toxic jazz stylings of John Southworth, live at the Monarch Tavern.

Maggie is a campaigner, writer and musician originally from Cornwall, Ontario. Her interest in all things toxic developed at an early age, when she lived next to a textile mill, and now she works to rid products of carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. 

– 00:27:01: Singer Felicity Williams accompanied by Justin Haynes on guitar. Felicity doesn't seem to have a dedicated website, but search her on YouTube, there are a number of performances, as she sings with the band Bahamas, the aforementioned John Southworth, and others.

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