AM: Welcome to Episode 63 of Valemount Live. I'm Anne Marie Scott.
JN: And I'm Jody Newham.
AM: We've got a musical show for you tonight, featuring artists who passed through this week.
JN: Jessie Dee and Jacquie B sing a camp fire song to the sweet strains of Tuesday's council meeting.
AM: Old friend Corin Raymond and new friend Jonathan Byrd played a house concert at ummm... an undisclosed location.
JN: In other news, clandestine house concerts are on the rise...
AM: ... and house concert hosts continue to evade prosecution.
JN: We have more really big news from Charles Jones...
AM: ...I hope it's not inflammatory.
AM: Zach and Andru have solved their vacuum mystery from last week.
JN: A proposal to help Japanese folks out...
AM: ...that's getting traction from a Member of Parliament.
JN: Also, friend of the show, Charlene Chouinard, interviews a young man who teaches guitar.
AM: Let's start with the good news.
JN: John Grogan recently became a grandfather, and with two nine month old grandkids,
AM: He's concerned about the plight of Japanese folks who may be at risk of radiation.
JN: Here is his plan to help out.
AM: John has been corresponding with our member of parliament Cathy Macleod and said that the request has been put into foreign affairs.
JN: No word from the other parties at this time.
AM: He hopes that the initiative could be launched before an election is called.
JN: Next up...
AM: Here's news about geese and weeds.
JN: As long as it isn't about marijuana... it shouldn't be controversial.
AM: Not like last week.
AM: Oh boy.
JN: Okay it's time to say something about really big news that we aired last week.
AM: The episode referenced Godzilla and the disaster in Japan.
JN: Many people who watched it felt that it was insensitive.
AM: Andru McCracken, this show's producer, made a mistake in airing it.
JN: The intent of the piece wasn't to alienate Japanese people,
AM: or fail to consider their current plight and all the losses they have felt.
JN: But the piece did that, and it was regrettable.
AM: Now, back to Valemount.
JN: Illegal house concerts are on the rise.
AM: Itinerant musicians have always wandered through these parts
JN: ...polluting our quiet town with fancy lyrics and
AM: trying to make us feel stuff.
JN: They rhyme and make rhythm
like radio music but different...
AM: Now in the old days...
JN: ...they played in hotels and bars
AM: gin joints and brothels.
JN: But now they're playin' in homes
AM: ....on the good side of town!
JN: Reporter Andru McCracken spent time with the perpetrators.
JN: Because the homeowner took "donations" rather than a cover charge, authorities can't charge him.
AM: Oh fickle justice! Save the children and punish those offenders.
JN: In other news, BC Hydro made a presentation to the village council on Tuesday.
AM: They're cutting wood on their right of ways.
JN: That means you can get free firewood if you get a permit from the ministry of forests.
AM: Though some people use the more convenient 'no permit' method.
JN: Just so you know, that's wrong.
AM: Here's some footage of the council meeting, with Jacquie B and Jessie Dee providing the tune.
JN: Jacquie B and Jessie Dee played at the Anglican United Church on Saturday.
AM: One witness called it amazing.
JN: and EVERYONE had a great time.
AM: How can you say everyone had a great time?
JN: (give her a look)
AM: Oh... that few people eh?
JN: In science, Zach and Andru claim to have solved their science problem...
AM: After numerous inquiries and a lot of research.
JN: Nice work, I guess?
AM: Here's Charlene Shwinard talking with her friend Mitch Harley about his guitar lessons.
JN: It's great to see young people moving into town.
AM: If you are interested in lessons, you can connect with Mitch at 566-9003.
JN: We've got one more piece in the show.
AM: We've made it pretty clear that house concerts are out of control... but you're not going to believe this next thing.
JN: What, music in the kitchen?
AM: No lie. Here's Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond singing a new song in somebody's kitchen.
JN: if this doesn't provoke a house concert raid, I don't know what will.
AM: Remember that V-day is coming up on April 8 at 7pm at the community theatre.
JN: Sorry what does the V stand for?
AM: It doesn't stand for vagina.
JN: Well we wouldn't want to acknowledge that they exist.
AM: What exists?
AM: Get your tickets at Country Wide Auto Glass.