Sleepy City 06: Chameleon Guru

Fact and myth mingle in the stories told about Brother Twelve, the mystic who ran the Aquarian Foundation in Cedar by the Sea in the late 1920s.
Edward Arthur Wilson channeled/merged with Bother Twelve after a spiritual awakening in Southern France. He wrote Theosophy teachings that were the basis for the Foundation. The City of Refuge, just south of Nanaimo, was intended to protect members of the Foundation from the coming apocalypse in 1928. In return, they converted their money to gold and handed it over to the Brother.
It started as an idyllic community, but by the end, the fabric of the cult had frayed – as had the mind of the leader. Court cases, psychic warfare and physical abuse cast a long shadow on the original teachings and intent for the colony.
Brother Twelve’s legend lives on. He has become a fascinating figure that continues to spark the imagination and curiosity of those who hear the tale. His contradictory personality, multiple identities and his ability to use esoteric spirituality to part people from their money are just a few things that bring up questions about who he was and why he did what he did.

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.
 
Music used in this episode:
Cult Video by Victoria Valentine
Ersen - Garip Gönlüm
Ljusbringare - Adrenaline
Rajendra Prasanna - Dhun Raga Bhairavi
Portable Cosmoshrine – Floating Forest
Portable Cosmoshrine – Stone Waltz
Run The Jewels - Crown feat. Diane Coffee
Instrumental Gendhing Jawa Klasik
Portable Cosmoshrine – A Spa of Dark
Iceberg Ferg – Beyond Another Bend
Portable Cosmoshrine – Mind Control Under Control
Munir Bashir - Raga Roots
Pedro Monkeyfinger + Protagonis/ntagonist – Side B

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Sleepy City 05: Syrian Refugee Crisis

We take a detour from our scheduled episode this week to delve into how individuals and organizations in Victoria are responding to the Syrian refugee crisis and the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's pledge to bring 25,000 refugees into Canada by the end of 2015. 

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.

Music used in this episode:
Amanem - Jerusalem in My Heart
Garip Gönlüm - Ersen & Moğollar
This piece of Greek Music
Les Chants des Fauves - Tinariwen
Se Equivoco - Peliroja
Palm Wine Revisited - Tasseomancy
Peaches - Creeping Pink
Metal - Suuns & Jerusalem in My Heart

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Sleepy City 04: Satanic Panic

The book Michelle Remembers helped fuel a Satanic Panic in the 1980s across North America. 
This episode of Sleepy City looks at the tale and how it affected people in the city where it originated.

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.
Music used in this episode:
Spiral - Vangelis
Remember Michelle - Armoros
Lullaby - Krzysztof Komeda (theme from Rosemary's Baby)
Theme - 2001 A Space Odyssey
Death - Mica Levi (Under the Skin soundtrack)
2amoutu I7tirakan - SUUNS & Jerusalem in my Heart
Sola Gratia - Josef Van Wissem & SQÜRL
The Killing Joke - Captain Murphy / Ave Lucifer - Os Mutantes
Hexes Surround You - Blakkr Nið
İşte Hendek İşte Deve - Barış Manço & oğollar

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Sleepy City 03: Movie Monday

n the early 90s, Bruce Saunders started a movie night at the Eric Martin Pavilion, the psychiatric ward of the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria. As a patient there, he’d seen the need for exposure to movies that uplifted, sparked discussion and went beyond simple entertainment. Movie Monday has been going ever since. Bruce curates a wide range of films and invites filmmakers to attend movie nights in person or over the phone for discussions after the screening.
In this episode of Sleepy City, Bruce talks about how Movie Monday got started and what it means to him. We also hear from Katie Sage, Arts Reporter at CFUV and visual artist Liam Lloyd about his own experience with the Eric Martin Pavilion. Crystal Dorval, a musician who performs as White Poppy (and other acts) finishes the episode with a discussion about the intersection of creativity and mental illness.

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.
 
Music used in the episode:
Sür Efem Atını – Mazhar ve Fuat
Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky (Dracula 1931 theme)
J Cruise – Gossamer
Ebb and Flow – White Poppy
Confusion –White Poppy
Exotic Realms –White Poppy
Darkness Prevails – Blasphemy  

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Sleepy City 02: Shaz

In November 2014 a vibrant young artist named Zoe Cassidy killed himself, leaving a deep wound in the arts community he was a part of. 
In this episode I speak with the people who knew him best about his art, life and death and the role public art played in their grieving process.

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.

Albion – Helena Espvall
El Topo (instrumental) – Captain Murphy
Immaculation (instrumental) – Captain Murphy
Begin – Josh Furey
Roses – Josh Furey
Rice Rain – Cashmere Cat
The Diffrence – J Dilla
Improperly Aligned – Dark Glasses
Mirror Maru – Cashmere Cat
Last Donut of the Night – J Dilla
Drifter’s Gold – White Poppy
A Meeting at the River - Iceberg Ferg
Forcelessness – Sarah Neufeld
This Bed of Shattered Bone – Colin Stetson
Among the Sef – Colin Stetson

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Sleepy City 01: Marijuana Borderlands

Marijuana dispensaries in Victoria, BC occupy legal borderlands. Their very existence is contrary to the law of the land, but the law isn't cracking down. Here we explore why that is and what potential changes loom on the horizon for people in the Canadian marijuana industry.

Produced by Liz McArthur at CFUV 101.9 FM with funding from the Community Radio Fund of Canada Radiometres grant program.

Music used in the episode: 
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly theme - Ennio Morricone
Ad-m-z Miskindir Bizim - Mazhar ve Fuat
Rawhide - Frankie Laine
Ince Ince - Selda Bagcan
Gunshowers - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
Stark's Reality - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
Ray Gun - BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah

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