September 12, 2011 discussion: What is environmental racism and why it is a feminist issue & set list

She Keeps Bees' self titled album


artist: Kalle Mattson song: Sunshine album: Archers

artist: She Keeps Bees song: Sister Beware album: She Keeps Bees

artist: Bell song: Meaninglessness album: Diamonite

artist: Maria Kasstan song: Mother’s Lament album: Gamma Knif

artist: the bicycles song: Once was Not Enough album: Oh no, its Love

artist: Kenny Arkana song: Victoria

artist: the Cursed Arrows song: Earthlings album: telepathic High Five

artist: Tara Watts song: Hail Outside album: About Love

artist: Perielle song: Fog like This album: Fog like This

artist: Furs song: Level 1 album: Streets of Rage

This week we discussed environmental racism, with a feminist perspective to explore the issues around the Tar Sands project and the Keystone Pipeline. 


Set List – August 8th

Artist: Operation Makeout Album: First Base

Set #1: Global

Artist: Buffy Sainte-Marie
Song: Disinformation
Album: Coincidence and likely stories

Artist: Susan Baca
Song: Canta Susana
Album: Afrodiaspora

Artist: Sierra Leone’s Refuggee All Stars
Song: Jameray
Album: Rise and Shine

Artist: Angelique Kidjo
Song: Out of Africa
Album: Oyo

Set #2: Global Con’t
Artist: Takadja
Song: Les enfants takadja
Album: diye

Artist: Ouomou Sangane
Song: Seya
Album: Seya

Artist: Toumast
Song: Dounia/Life
Album: Ishumar

Set #3: Indie

Artist: Operation Makeout
Song: Close Encounters
Album: First Base

Artist: Bonjour Brumaire
Song: Argeles
Album: De la nature des foules

Set #4 Electronic

Artist: Anjulie
Song: Cutmore Remix
Album: Love Songs

Artist: Adriane Laky
Song: Only a Fantasy
Album: Morning Glow

Set List and Discussion – July 11th

The Set List

Artist:Le Tigre
Album:From the Desk of Mr. Lady.
Song: Get Off the Internet

Artist: Yungchen Lhamo
Album: Coming Home
Song: Defiance

Artist: Seabear
Album: We Built a Fire
Song: Wooden Teeth

Artist: First Aid Kit
Album: The Big Black & the Blue
Song: Heavy Storm

Artist: Cibelle
Album: Las Venus Resort
Song: Melting the Ice

New Releases

Artist: *Emily Haines
Album: Daydream Nation Soundtrack
Song: Rowboat

Artist: *Little Scream
Album: the Golden Record
Song: the Lamb

Artist: *Luxury Bob
Album: In Flagrant Delicto
Song: Cut and Paste

Artist: *Allison Brown
Album: Viper at the Virgin’s Feet
Song: The Nice Guy


Artist: *Jenocide
Album: Machines to Make us Wet
Song: Transparent

Artist: *I am Spoonbender
Artist: Sender/Receiver
Song: Show Metal Fires

The Discussion

Yesterday, we talked a little bit about the freedom flotilla II. Due to time constraints, we weren’t able to delve into the complexities that contribute to the Israeli-Palistanian conflict, but we want you to be informed, including getting an idea of what Canada’s policies concerning the conflict are, and the flytilla. It’s important!
That being said, we were able to discuss Alice Walker’s role on board the Audacity of Hope, which is the American boat to Gaza. Walker’s own explanation for boarding the Audacity of Hope is incredibly enlightening, “Immediately I felt: I must go to her and tell her that even though I am an American and paid with my taxes for some of the grotesque weapons of mass destruction rained on her family, I did not sanction devastation of her life, or, if she survived, her grief.” Below are two very informative links that can provide more detail of Walker’s position on the conflict.

Of special note, we wanted to draw attention to Walker’s emphasis of the flotilla’s ‘peacful protest’ as well as the letters of solidarity for which they are carrying, (as opposed to humanitarian aid). Walker says, “If the Israeli military attacks us, it will be as if they attacked the mailman. This should go down hilariously in the annals of history.”  

Alice Walker on the Freedom Flotilla II in Canadian alternative news source, Rabble.
Alice Walker on the Freedom Flotilla II in the Guardian.

Slutwalk: Perpetuating problematic language/sterotypes or female empowered movement?

Image from the Ottawa SltuWalk (

Today on Milk and Vodka, we’re discussing the controversial Slutwalk. Specifically, we will be discussing the catalyst for the movement, and the original intentions behind it. However, we will also be challenging ourselves and our listeners to consider how this movement might be – intentional or not – disempowering and even marginalizing for many women. Tune in with an open mind, and to help you be informed we’ve provided a few links above to read up on the issue.

Milk & Vodka: Set list and discussion topic for June 6th

Shannon and the Clams' album Sleep Talk
Artist: Ladytron
Song: Seventeen
Album: The best of: 00-10
Artist: Megan Bonell
Album: Maps
Song: Lake Superior 
Artist: Shannon and Clams
Album: Sleep Talk
Song: Tired of Being Bad
Artist: the Sandwitches 
Album: Mrs. Jones Cookies
Song: Summer of Love
Artist: The Locusts Have No King
Album: New Years Eve
Song: Still Fed
Artist: Deni-gen
Album: the square root of fun
Song: Baby Birds
Artist: Lauryn hill
Album: Unplugged
Song: I get out 
Artist: Vikings on Vacation
Album: Ensemble Polaris
Song: Reel from Dorin House
This week we discussed the “not racist but” article on Colourlines . As well the actvist, Brigette DePape
Make sure to check out Crissi Cochrane at Taloola Cafe Friday June 10th at 8pm.
Also, check out Roxanne Jackson‘s MONSTER showing at Artcite, going on now until August 6th. 

Milk & Vodka: May 30

rye rye's album Bang Remixes

Artist: Rebecca Campbell and Justin Haynes
Song: Better Than Memories
Album: The Sweetest Noise


Artist: The Cardigans
Song: Holy Love
Album: Super Extra Gravity


Artist: The Charms
Song: Believe
Album: Self Titled 


Artist: Basia Bula
Song: I Was a Daughter
Album: Oh, My Daughter


Artist: Brazilian Girls
Song: Berlin
Album: NYC


Artist: Rye Rye
Song: Bang ft. M.I.A.
Album: Bang


Artist: The Rhythm Method
Song: What About Sports
Album: Celebrities with Low Self-Esteem


Artist: MC Lyte
Song: I am Woman
Album: Lyte as a rock


Artist:  Rokia Traore
Song: Zen
Album: Tchmantche


Artist: Summer Cats
Song: In June
Album: Song for Tuesdays


Artist: United Steelworkers of Montreal
Song: Rise Up
Album: Three on a Tree
Artist: Green Go
Song: Brains for Breakfast
Album: Borders


Artist: Girls Would Kill
Song: Wash it Out
Album:  GWK