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Bill Polonsky

Bill Polonsky

Past Discourse and Next StageĀ columnist Bill Polonsky is now a music programmer at CJUC 92.5 fm


Dennis Fentie is the premier of the Yukon and watches over an annual budget of $550 million ... but I don't care about that. I do care that he likes to play Bridge and, before he lost most of his free time to that government job thingy of his ... more

Feb 10, 2005 12:00 AM , , Yukon People

The "primer coat" of this CD may be old-time mountain music, but to leave the description there, would be grossly simplistic and leave a false impression of what is contained within these tracks. more

Jul 9, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The lyrics are all about it and the overall tone is ultra positive. Jesse Peters never sings the blues; his music has a much more golden hue. more

May 28, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Gordie Tentrees has released his third studio album and is planning to celebrate with a tour of northern communities. More of that later, for now let's get to the CD, Mercy or Sin. more

May 14, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Whitehorse's own Sanktuary has released a five-song, self-titled CD, and within its tiny, laser-etched grooves are hints and haunts of my monochromatic youth. more

Apr 30, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

I'm not an expert when it comes to hip hop. I do understand, as with most musical styles that, once popularity sets in, major labels start pumping it out like cheap cheese. It seems to me that the best of the genre still comes from the underground. more

Apr 9, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Murray Munn has released This Guy Is Falling, a three-song demo of original blues songs that hearken back to these themes and styles. more

Feb 19, 2009 12:00 AM Yukon Music

There is much reference to making merry, but at this time of the season, you must admit, a little revelry is called for. The Whiskeydicks have a new CD out called Get'er Done! and they have an agenda. They are out to create the bacchanalia with ever more

Dec 25, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

It's that time of year again. The season that we all go a bit funny in the head and start manifesting an unusual disregard for personal budgets and self-awareness.We have all gone off on a spree at one time or another and convinced ourselves that he more

Dec 18, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

George McConkey has a new album out that displays his song writing ability and features some great classic tunes. more

Dec 11, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

It's been a long time since I was in public school. As I remember, we had a music program ... we sang and entered choir competitions and had a great ol' time. But it was nothing like the North Klondyke Highway Schools has. I know this because of th more

Nov 27, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Kyle Cashen, part of the Whitehorse power trio Friend Called Five, has released a long-awaited, full-length CD of original songs under the banner of Crash the Car. more

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

This 14-track CD is an hour plus of beat barrage that will release your booty to thrash and flail, should you feel the urge to surge. more

Oct 16, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The CD, muse-licks, is a cleverly produced effort that contains 25 tracks from various artists that have come together under the banner of the National Microphone Association. more

May 30, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Hungry Hill creates original music in the classic bluegrass style. Bob Hamilton, Jenny Lester, Mark Thibeault and Nadine Landry are veterans of the last Hungry Hill album, Ride, with the addition of Ross Nickerson from Tucson on banjo. Nickerson is f more

May 16, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

"Well I'm a hunk of burnin' love bolt of lightning coming back, sent straight from heaven in my Pink Cadillac". more

Apr 4, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

Primarily a studio band, Arkana has a sound that is a complicated mix of styles. The album may have at first an unfamiliar tone, but with subsequent listening, you will recognize familiar elements. more

Mar 7, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

If you like a fingerpicking groove with lyrics that speak to real humanity, this is the music for you. I hear echoes of early James Taylor within them: at times, you may feel floaty and dreamlike. more

Feb 22, 2008 12:00 AM Yukon Music

The first thing I saw was a djembe. Last time I saw one of these African drums in action was in a circle of hippie types that had invaded The Red Onion in Skagway, Alaska. A story for another day... more

Apr 8, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Music

In my last column I lamented the public's lack of interest in getting up on the open stages of Whitehorse and performing. This past week I attended a talent night hosted by the Association Franco-Yukonnaise that proved this whining premature. more

Mar 25, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Music

As a non-smoker, I looked forward to my first pub crawl after the anti-smoking bylaw was rolled out to bars Jan. 1. This sits sideways for some people who think government is putting its nose where it aught not be. As the majority of live music in more

Feb 10, 2005 12:00 AM Yukon Music