Category Archives: Junie Crawford

June Crawford – Garden.95 (January 2019)

A new sound report from Montrèal and beyond, in which the vocoder becomes the poet’s best friend. American folk music has reached its point of no return. The 22th century awaits somewhere at the horizon. New friends get introduced. Borders disappear. June says Tooth got took out; Can’t feel my face. Drove 16 hours in a day. Called for the daily prayer at that payphone off 87, but the lady vanished – now it’s just an automated voicemachine. Does God hear pre-recorded prayers? Does God use the internet? Anyway —…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (A Little Light Goes On)

June Crawford says: Aluminum / Alabaster; Staircase made of plywood, thought I saw you on the street. I had a copy of Corinthians in the car with me. I called out across the lake but it didn’t make it, hit the end and came back to me alone. You looked like you were laughing. The civic rattled on the highway all the way home, wasn’t made for this winter and it’s showing. Crack in the windshield’s growing all the time. Emptied the bank for rent today, I don’t know how…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (Dust 030)

After a break June Crawford is back with a new episode of Garden. June has been to Berlin in the meantime, appeared as a guest on a Radio On show, and used some of these experiences for his new composition. A guitar, voices, slowly evolving narratives, is this an example of the next big step in American folk music? June’s words: clearly the dust / in the clearing, a vision / slowly fading out / to fall on slough / it keep it close to my chest / i changed…

June Crawford interview and live sets

June Crawford makes radio shows for Radio On. With regular intervals he sends his audio reports from his home base Montreal. In the last days of the Summer of 2018 he was on a visit to Berlin. He worked on his opera ‘Gun’ in an artist residency. Adrian Shephard, joined by Rinus Van Alebeek, received June in the Radio On studio. June brought some little sound makers and uses Adrian’s old electric guitar for some short sonic interventions. A lot of time was spent on talking. It starts with a…

June Crawford – Garden.95 (Teenager 2014)

June Crawford picks up his guitar, a book, and as time disappears, a melancholy mood sneaks in. Something is happening on the front porch…what is it? In his own words “the spirit; new apartment; none pride; a guiding light; spat ‘bacca; all cash; bad fantasy; ugly double; pleased to be; no i; ruth; nancy; katie; kept the kid; boy as the knife; you on fire; killing the light; just cash; nothing lasts. Features a portion of “A Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Diaz.” You want to submit your works…

Junie Crawford: Garden 95 – New Devotional (Episode 7)

    Junie is our youngest Radio On host. His ears and intuition are close to music, and immersed in life. At such a young age the space of the land is infinite and time is endless. The music that helps to define his life now is the dark room of his future, where he will develop some of his memories. Junie says: This is an attempt to document a very American sound, and a very American feeling. The first and only show where it’s (mostly) other people’s music. Cooking…

Junie Crawford – Garden 95 / The Woods

Junie is our youngest programmaker. He will muse on his age in the words below. These words are now deeply rooted in the years 2016-2018. One day they will be history. Junie’s shows reflect transitory moments, a present that is about to fertilise the past. In his own words: “Most of this material is scrounged from a bedroom in Hochelaga, 2016. It was a record I made the summer of my 20th year, when I wasn’t much worried about anything but selling enough weed to keep buying and getting my…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 6 (No Birds)

The 6th transmission by Junie Crawford is definitely the best of the first six shows that he produced for Radio On. Extremely convinced by the use of voice (a long monologue), his talent for storytelling, the simple use of electric guitar and drums, I (=Rinus Van Alebeek) decided to make a collection of his earlier shows and release it as a C60 on staaltape. In Junie’s words “I feel the same but different. Getting harder to put down, get back on paper.” “Materials: January into February, another semester, the look…

Junie Crawford – Transmission 5, Nancy

Another intimist portrait of life in the early stages of the 21st century somewhere in the northern parts of the Americas by our collaborator Junie Crawford. The episode links the oral tradition of the firm twentieth century with the emotional prospects to which the new century opens. Ideas are still amorphous and plans are in an intuitive phase. The future is as wide as the landscape, and meanwhile the guitar does its thinking.   In the words of Junie Crawford: “Nancy Sue Goldberg (neé Pair) was a nurse from Alabama….