Monday, March 30, 2009

Thursday, March 26th Show Playlist and Random Rants

Hey everyone,

I must admit, I've been a little slack with the blog. It's about time I got on top of it. =) So here goes.

Last week's show was a blast. I did an interview with Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, author and workshop artist for Highway 63: The Fort Mac Show, playing in Motel. It was an interesting discussion and it brought to light many of the social and environmental problems that Fort Mac is facing.

This particular show we were missing Yvonne, who happened to be soaking up the sun in Hawaii! Lucky! It was tough doing the show without my alter-ego to bounce my lofty ideas off of. Yvonne is so good at keeping me on track... However, this was counter-balanced by the fact that I received an obscene amount of phone calls. I want to thank everyone who phoned in. Believe it or not, it's really great to hear from all the listeners out there. Sometimes when you are in the booth alone like that, it can feel a bit like you are broadcasting in a vacuum. Like the outside world has undergone some drastic nuclear catastrophe and you are locked alone in a vault broadcasting endlessly to a world wrought with deadly zombies, mutated humans, and anarchical gangs that loot and kill everyone they find. And here you sit, broadcasting radio messages out into the vast nuclear landscape, hoping at least one person is out there. Someone normal, like you, who will hear your distress call and answer you back so that you feel, if only for a fleeting moment, that you are not alone...

Well, maybe it's not that bad. But you get the point. You never really know if anyone is listening.

Here's the playlist from last week:

Artist - Song
Chet Baker - Look for the Silver Lining
Young-Holt Unlimited - Wack Wack
Vaniel Biblio - Trew Lub
Mr Scruff - Hairy Bumper Cress
Infected Mushroom - Muse Breaks RMX
Circle Square - Timely
Late of the Pier - Space and the Woods
Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees - The Best of All
Von Sudenfed - The Rhinohead
Grey Screen - Small Gate, Narrow Road
Chairlift - Bruises
Crooked Fingers - New Drink for the Old Man
Constantines - Soon Enough
The Provincial Archive - While I am Writing Letters
Shout Out Out Out Out - Run
The Whip - Divebomb
Doughboys - Shine
Mink - Talk to Me (Spankrock DJs remix)
The Gay - Lonely
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage
Tokyo Police Club - Cheer it On
Standby for the Bomb - Outer Space

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

february 12 &19 set lists - radio for tough times in a boom town

Hi everyone;

Here I am again, back to my old delinquent-posting ways. Blah blah excuses blah, blah deblah blah better next time blah.

February 12 2009 - Calgary Dollars!

Kirti Bhadresa from Calgary Dollars was kind enough to come down for the second half of this show, and tell us all about the benefits of building and participating in a local economy. Everything you've ever wanted to know about Calgary $, as well as a tonne of resources on local economies and currency systems, can be found at their website - also look for their monthly newsletter that comes out with fast forward, Calgary's awesomest free weekly paper. If you don't live in Calgary and would like to learn more, look for a local currency project in your area, or build one yourself!


who's making love? - lou donaldson
moog marmalade (live) - galactic
mother - burning spear
rebel music - charlie hunter quartet
door peep - sinead o'connor
ballots not bullets - 24/7 spyz
blowing down - digable planets
keep the funk alive - dragon fli empire*
there's a party - nasa feat. george clinton & chali2na*
10 miles to go down a 9 mile road - jim white vs. morcheeba
everything that happens - david byrne & brian eno*
the options - jim bryson
aimer - rokia traore*
christ for president - billy bragg & wilco
we're all in this thing together - old crow medicine show
don't be afraid, you're already dead - akron/family
oberkampf - woodpigeon*
doin' my time - johnny cash vs. the heavy*

February 19 2009 - garden-variety ranting

I guess I just played some tunes and chatted with y'all on this show. It was a tribute of sorts to Black History Month, and also a little birthday dedication to my brother Eric.

platters that mattered:

go slow - fela anikulapo kuti
work & no pay - the heptones
jah jah move - brigadier jerry
get up stand up (live) - peter tosh
inspiration information - sharon jones & the dap kings*
home again - menahan street band*
hard times - kurtis blow
prophets of rage - public enemy
the people tree - nasa feat. david byrne, chali2na, gift o'gab, & z-trip*
battered earth - sweet honey in the rock
the bourgeois blues - huddy "leadbelly" ledbetter
john henry - guitar welch, hogman maxey, & robert pete williams
hard times - william elliot whitmore*
migrant workers - one hundred dollars*
the consumer - the spam avenger
college town boy - dent may & his magnificient ukelele*
nomenclature - andrew bird*
josef of nazareth's blues - titus andronicus*
sugarbush - wow & flutter*

Thanks for tuning in - til next time,