Category Archives: music

Suffer for your art: A look at musician health and safety | rabble.ca

CLICK TO LISTEN: Suffer for your art: A look at musician health and safety | rabble.ca.

On this show we take a look at the state of musician health and safety.  What are the hazards?   What protection do musicians have from injury and strain?  From electrocution to repetitive strain to addiction,  we take a look at the hazards musicians can risk in pursuit of their creative vision.

Includes interviews with Tim Tweedale (Headwater) and Leah Abramson (the Abramson Singers) about the hazards of being a working musician in Canada.

Music by Fred Eaglesmith, David Lindley and Wally Ingram, Headwater, the Abramson Singers, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.

Worker’s Health, Worker’s Voices: Working class health through poetry and music | rabble.ca

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN: Worker’s Health, Worker’s Voices: Working class health through poetry and music | rabble.ca.

On this May Day Special of People’s Health Radio we share our own music and poetry on the topic of working class health and struggle, and also invite guests Beth Grayer and Zailda Chan to also share their poems.  Also includes an interview with Anakana Schofield about her work to revive interest in Helen Potrebenko’s important novel, Taxi!

Poetry and writings by Aiyanas Ormond, Beth Grayer, Cheryl Savageau, June Jordan, Helen Potrebenko and Zailda Chan.

Music by the Strange Fruit Project, Hazel Dickens, Jennifer Efting, Tracy Chapman, and Maria Dunn.

We had so much music and poetry we didn’t get a chance to include!  

Check out this heart stopping prison work song – voices so powerfully full of sadness and anger:


We also wanted to include a reading by Rita Dove of the poem “Parsley” but we ran out of time.  It’s well worth reading, you can check it out here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172128

 For more information about the Taxi! walk around Vancouver visit haveyoureadtaxiyet.blogspot.com. Maybe we’ll see you there!