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Chad VanGaalen


Calgary may not be B.C.’s favourite city to the West, but we can credit it with at least one musical entity: the genius that is Chad VanGaalen. With seven albums to date, arguing against his stature as an established musician loses all credibility. By one means or another, he’s seen the world on accord of his artistry. Well travelled for a reason, his performances leave an impression. As if that wasn’t enough, just enough to let him just be a musician, he had a desire to score the soundtrack to sci-fi film. When no one cared to let him do this, he simply made his own. Check out the animation this man is capable of ↓

Unreal! Or surreal? After that, I can only assume “Tarboz,” couldn’t do anything but amaze. It appears CVG has rejected what we normally accept in our routine lives, demanded a change, and seen to it himself. Congrats CVG, you’re awesome!

Suppertime Presents: Mo Honey Mo Problems – MOTOWN

This week I focused on a recipe using honey and the sweet sweet sounds of Motown. This is a fancy tasting bread- though easy to make. Great with some butter and honey on top with a cup of coffaa!!

Recipe adapted form  Fanny Farmer Cookbook, 1979

Recipe adapted form Fanny Farmer Cookbook, 1979


2 cups of flour

1 tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1tsp cinnamon

½ tsp dry or fresh ginger

¼ tsp nutmeg

1 egg

½ cup honey

1 cup milk

  • Put all ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix for 20 minutes with an electric mixer
  • Pour into greased bread pan
  • Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes

A Motown Playlist:

The Temptations – Get Ready

Barrett Strong – Money ( That’s What I Want)

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Shop Around

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – The Tracks of My Tears

Gladys Knight and The Pips – Midnight Train To Georgia

Marvin Gaye – Heard It Through the Grapevine

The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

Cake – Short Skirt Long Jacket ( Palate Cleanser)

Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt 2

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours

The Spinners – It’s A Shame

The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back

Martha and the Vandellas – Heat Wave

The Temptations – My Girl

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings – Without a Heart

The Flying Lizards – Money ( That’s What I Want)


 Suppertime is a radio show broadcast from Prince George BC on Cfur 88.7. Combining glorious music and super food. Just eat it!
Sundays 6pm-7pm live on 88.7 FM


Colonel Chris Hadfield, Rock Star Astronaut, Visits Prince George

Last week’s blustery Saturday morning, people of all ages curved around the side of the Prince George Exploration Place to meet a Canadian icon. Retired Astronaut, Colonel Chris Hadfield, had landed in Prince George to promote his new book,  An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything. Colonel Hadfield became famous as the first Canadian to do a spacewalk, and for commanding the International Space Station. While on board, his youtube videos, tweets and Reddit Ask Me Anything sessions reinstilled a curiosity in space that had long been forgotten.

You can check out Colonel Hadfield’s youtube channel here:

Over two hundred and fifty people, young and old, had gathered in the rain to get their books autographed. One of the employees, Chad, breathlessly told me that Hadfield had been on a whirlwind tour, having arrived in Prince George that morning from San Diego, and heading to Halifax the day after. He had no time in between any of his commitments: Hadfield stayed long past his allotted autograph session, moving off of his stage and among the crowd to ensure that no book was left unsigned. I even saw him sign a little boy’s fighter jet, telling him, “that’s an F18. I used to fly those. want me to sign it? Here, hold it by the other wing, so you don’t smudge it.” He was the picture of warmth, his kindness and courtesy with each person exemplary of the best of what Canadians hope to be. If I sound kind of in love, it’s because I kind of am: this man was just so wonderful. He’d be an exceptional person even if he weren’t an astronaut. He took the time to create a moment with every single person there. I saw him hug a girl who called him her hero, and I saw an old lady running away cackling that he was cute after he shook her hand. It was pretty special to see a whole community get so united over one marvellous person.

I really would recommend that you read his book: even if you’re not interested in voyages in space, he’s a beautiful writer and it has some excellent lessons. The Prince George Public Library has five copies available for loan. If you’re not much into reading, definitely check out his youtube page, he does a lovely cover of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.


I’ll leave you with some words by Colonel Hadfield :

Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you’d be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don’t let life randomly kick you into the adult you don’t want to become.

Flowshine – Good People (Live on CFUR)

Winding their way through Highway 1, the Columbia Icefields on 93, the majesty of McBride, then into our own forested bowl, Flowshine arrived from Calgary, AB. Here’s a clip from that chilly November day.

They went on to give a solid performance later that night at, the now defunct, Riley’s Pub. Rock n’ Folk Psychedelia echoed throughout the bowl that night. To refill your sonic cup, visit their website. To hear our conversation with the trio, visit the Mixcloud Feed.

In memory of Frankie Knuckles: 1955-2014




It all started in the year of 1977, at the Warehouse nightclub in Chicago. Frankie Knuckles, the Godfather of House music, was a resident DJ playing 8 to 10 hour sets at the revolutionary nightclub in The Windy City. People left the club exhausted from dirty dancing to the constant 4/4 beats all night, courtesy of the experimental mixing proficiency of Knuckles. He would mix the popular disco songs of the 70’s with his own sound; the rhythmic beats from his 909 drum machines, to create music that no one had ever heard before. Although gay black men mostly visited The Warehouse, the music became so popular in the area that a whiter and straighter crowd came more frequently. Knuckles said that: “My fondest memory is the mixed crowd. Racially, ethnically, sexually. That was the best thing.”

The Warehouse was strictly about the music, and from 1977 to Knuckles last year of residency in 1982, it was ONLY about the music. After a night out at the “House”, everyone would head down to the record stores asking for “house” music. In 1982, Knuckles made his own nightclub: The Power Plant; and after years of this genre refining movement, it was the latest craze with the younger population. Knuckles knew that house was here to stay, and boy was he right. Unfortunately, Frankie Knuckles passed away last week (Mar. 31), and the electronic dance music family couldn’t be in any more shock. Anyone who has ever gone to a nightclub that plays any genre of EDM, you can thank Knuckles; he was a true pioneer. Already, DJ’s around the world are planning tribute shows and remixes in memoriam of the legend. Although he has left us, his style and dream of house music still thrives. It may have not quite reached the pinnacle that he had dreamt, but it is well on its way. Over the coming years, you will see a drastic change to electronic dance music. Artists such as Tchami and Oliver Heldens may just take the world by storm, with their bouncy, deep house vibes, all influenced by the one and only Frankie Knuckles.



Classic Canadian Rock Transcend The Air Waves

Transforming from a physical analogue signal into a digital fibre optic binary ZAP, Karl Wyssen & Garrett Perry are at it again! Shaw TV had the good common sense to look into what the Rockaholic duo were up to and found out about their scorchin’ hot CD. Check it out ↓

Tune in to your local Shaw station (Channel 10) to check out what else Garrett & Karl are up to, or you can tune in Mondays 7-9pm / Fridays 7-9am for The Garrett & Karl Show 2000 on CFURadio-logo.jpg 88.7FM, or Classic Canadian Rock 1-2pm Saturdays / 7-8am Thursdays. Click on the links to get you directly into the recorded version of the dragon’s lair.

Click for more info

Click for more info

Come on up to the office to get your generously discounted $10.00 copy of “Classic Canadian Rock”. Of course you could stop into 2nd Thoughts Records downtown, or the Aritsan Gift Shop at studio 2880 to nab one for your mother, brother, father, uncle, and twice dislocated cousin too.

Not convinced yet? Allow this to convince you↓

Well how about now?

Some Great Musician Practical Jokes/Hoaxes

Musician Practical Jokes/Hoaxes

By Jon White, Multimedia Reporter

There has been no shortage of pranks or hoaxes perpetuated about musicians over the years. Every year, there are dozens of jokes added to the pile, but over the years there have been stand-out pranks that are still entertaining to read about. In honor of this past April Fools’ Day, here are some of the most entertaining jokes that have been done by musicians.

Paul McCartney is dead?

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Probably one of the oldest and best known hoaxes of all time, there was a period when there was a rumour that Paul McCartney was dead. While it was dismissed at the time, fans that scoured through songs and photos and connected the dots that were not there. They believed that there were hidden messages in the songs that told the listener that Paul had died. This seemed plausible to people as Paul was in car accident, but it was reported that he was alive. Still, people believed Paul was killed and thought that a replacement Paul had been brought in so as not to alarm fans. This was addressed later on by Paul himself. In the end of course, we know that Paul is alive and well and is currently one of the two remaining Beatles that are still alive.

Justin Bieber pranks TMZ

Normally, there is nothing really positive to say about Bieber or his music, but one has to hand it to him when he punked TMZ last year. Bieber sent out an announcement on Twitter that he would be taking phone calls from fans and answering questions, followed by a phone number to call. The number? The TMZ tip line. Considering the millions of followers that he has, one can only imagine how much the TMZ phone lines exploded with confused fans wondering where their idol was.

Artist PAZ swaps his CD inside Bieber’s ‘Believe’

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Bieber fans got pranked again this year, when local artist in Los Angeles, PAZ, slipped his CD into 5000 retail copies of Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’. While this prank only happened days ago, it is sure to go down as one of the better pranks pulled off, as the sheer determination is admirable, especially considering the legal ramifications that could come from it. Paz Dylan does not seem too concerned, as he was quoted as saying, “I’ve always believed that retail stores can be the best outlets and ambassadors for independent music. They just choose not to be and sell the same recycled shit. We thought if they’re going to lock their doors to independent musicians, we’re just going to knock them down and get our music in there.” While it is unlikely that PAZ will obtain the same level of fame as Bieber, he will gain some fame from this stunt.

Meg and Jack White pretend to be siblings

The White Stripes exploded onto the scene in terms of popularity at the turn of the century, but with sudden fame comes the inevitable prying by reporters. Of the questions that were eluding reporters, the main focus was what kind of connection Meg and Jack White had. After much prying, the two said that they were brother and sister. However, after some digging by reporters, it was found that the two were actually married but had divorced. Jack’s rationale for the hoax was so that people could focus on the music rather than them, but unfortunately it sparked a whole new set of questions from reporters.

Trent Reznor and Timbaland unite!

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In 2009, Trent Reznor announced a new Nine Inch Nails CD, only it was co-produced by hip-hop producer Timbaland. Many people were astounded by the news, but the few people who looked at the date could tell it was a practical joke. Still, with NIN having a spot to download the album on their page, some fans thought that it had to be real. Still, looking at the track listing, there were some laughs to be had. Some of the tracks were, ‘Pussygrinder’ featuring Sheryl Crow, ‘Slide to the Dark Side’, and having an outro and intro skit. One would wonder what a collaboration like that would sound like though.

There are some notable musician pranks throughout history! What are some of the ones you have enjoyed the most?

This Week On Suppertime: Winner Winner Chicken Finger Diner Dinner

 Suppertime is a radio show broadcast from Prince George BC on Cfur 88.7. Combining glorious music and super food. Just eat it!
Sundays 6pm-7pm live on 88.7 FM



Chicken fingers and fries. Diner music. Chow down!

For the chicken fingers:

Chicken cut into strips


Panko breads crumbs

1 egg

For the Fries:

A couple potatoes ( Russet are good)



For the dipping sauce:

2 tbs mayo

1 tbs buttermilk

2 tsp chopped green onion

¼ tsp cumin

  • First, let your cut up chicken strips soak in some buttermilk for an hour to up to 1 day
  • When you’re about ready to cook your chicken, start your fries first. Cut the potato into 1cm wedges. Put a glug of oil on a cookie sheet then add your potatoes wedges. Mix up with hands, add salt and pepper and some fresh rosemary if you have
  • Throw into oven at 400 degrees
  • In the meantime, were going to dredge the chicken. One by one, shake off the excess buttermilk on each chicken strip. Salt and pepper it. Dip into beaten egg. Now dip into the panko crumbs, I usually use a plate for this endeavor.
  • Now your chicken is ready, go to the oven and see if your fries are ready to flip. If so, flip them and on the same cookie sheet you can and add your chicken. Or if you like dishes put it on a new sheet, up to you.
  • Now make your buttermilk sauce. Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir, adding salt and pepper. Adjust any seasoning for your taste, add anything you think would be cool.
  • Fries should take a total of 15-20 minutes, so the chicken will have to catch up. Remove fries once they are golden brown, and let the chicken cook for another 10ish minutes. Chickens should take 20-25 minutes in total.

A Diner Playlist:

The Chordettes – Lollipop

The Diamonds – Little Darlin

Chuck Berry – Maybeline

Buddy Holly – Midnight Shift

The Mama’s and The Papa’s – Sing for Your Supper

The Paupers – If I told My Baby

The George Baker Selection – Little Green Bag

Suzanne Vega – Toms Diner ( palate cleanser 1)

Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy – ( Palate cleanser 2)

Ox – Ojibway Diner

Tom Waits – Eggs and Sausage

Modest Mouse – All Night Diner

Atlas Strategic – Chicken Shack

The Gaslight Anthem – Here’s Looking at You Kid

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Twin Peaks For Prez

Help our beloved duo, Twin Peaks, catch a break!

One of our regular musical guests, Twin Peaks of Fort St. John B.C., recently entered a contest. If we can help them out, just by clicking on a box, why not? With a lot of clicks, they’ll receive an actual budget for equipment (a sight for sore eyes I must say), and a spot on huge Canadian music show. Click their picture below and you will be transported to a virtual land where a little blue box awaits your vote.

Their future is in your hands!

Their future is in your hands!

Every time you vote, you become eligible for your very own prize from Yamaha Music Canada! Find out more about the contest here.