Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February 21st, 2010

Secret theme: Breakup songs! Blah... It's been an anti-valentine's week.
I had been hinting towards a secret theme to Charlie this week. (Basically by telling her we were having a secret theme.. One really can't be more vague than that.) Last minute as I ran into the studio for the opening minutes of the show, I told her all about it over the sounds of Miesha & her Spanks.

This is the episode where Jocelyn is a bummer, then gets picked up merely by the thought of music.

Miesha & The Spanks - Heart Knows Better
The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead
Fake Problems - The Tabernacle Song
Hollerado - Got To Lose
Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
Kids on Fire - Grand Mystifier
Alkaline Trio - Blue In The Face
Scott Nolan - If I Could Leave Here
Motion City Soundtrack - Hold Me Down
Tom Waits - Martha
The National Parcs - Awestruck
The Crooked Brothers - Buried Alive
Astronautalis - Mr Blessington's Imperialist Plot
Ryan Adams - Two
CR Avery - The Boxer Who Just REturned From London
Brand New - Guernica
Bloodshot Bill - Pretty Little Miss
Fall Out Boy - Thanks For The Memories
Woodhands - I Should Have Gone With My Friends

Monday, February 15, 2010

February 14th, 2009

Yesterday was one of the best shows we've done in a long time. I had been listening to & getting excited about a ton of music. We played almost everything on my "to do" list.

Los Campesinos - Romance is Boring
Hollerado - Hollerado Land
Hollerado - Juliette
Raymond Carriere - Fools
Devandra Banhart - 16th and Valencia Roxy Music
Greg MacPherson - First Class
Evil Survives - Judas Priest Live
The Hearsemen - Zombie Cafe

High on Fire - Frosthammer
Cancer Bats - Scared to Death
Thursday - Paris In Flames
Hot Live Guys - Panopticon
Billy Bragg - To Have & To Have Not
Vampire Weekend - Ruby Soho
Hawksley Workman - We'll Make Time (When There Ain't No Time)
The Cat Empire - The Chariot
Buck 65 - Drunk Without Driving
Scott Nolan - Bad Liver/Broken Heart
The Class War Kids - Confessions of A Futon Revolutionist
The Playing Cards - River Ghosts
*Local bands in bold

So so good. Wide variety, but good flow. I hope you enjoyed it half as much as I did.

As a side note: my dad tuned in for a couple minutes during the metal portion of the set. Half my family thinks I'm a headbanger & does hard drugs now.

Monday, February 8, 2010

January 7th, 2010

FUNDRIVE 2010: It's Gonna Happen!

FunDrive is our annual fundraising event, where we demand and actually need your support - No scam involved. It's important that people who care about the station support the station, so we can keep this thing going with no strings attached.

Our show goal was 750$. Last year I almost broke 500$, so I thought that was alright between Charlie & me. We almost didn't make it, but then ended up with almost 1000$! That was so cool! So exciting to get so close to 1000$! We definately doubled last year.

Here's the quip of a playlist, between talking about how great we are:

The Angry Dragons - Hex
Bloodshot Bill - Paradise
Devandra Banhart - Can't Help But Smiling
Buck 65 - Wicked & Weird
Los Campesinos! - I Warned You: Do Not Make An Enemy out of Me
Subcity - Temper
The Spy From Cairo - Blood & Honey
Ultra Mega - Juicy/Big Poppa
John K Samson - Heart of the Continent
Mason Rack Band - Who Do You Love?
Children of Bodom - Looking Out My Backdoor
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - When We Swam
Every Time I Die - Wanderlust
The Burning Hell - Old World
Cat Empire - In My Pocket
Cat Empire - The Car Song

So Charlie & I sung, like we said we would. We had a friend of ours against a wall for pledges a couple weeks back & she said she'd do it if we sang that duet of Jackson by Johnny Cash & June Carter. It went alright I thought. Or at least, I was alright. I was the one I was worried about, so no problem then. Har har!

So we raised 985$! If you're reading this & are inspired to pledge, there's still time! FunDrive goes till Friday the 12th. There will be people taking your calls all day everyday at 774-6877. You can also pledge online at fundrive.ckuw.ca. FunDrive is the best!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

January 31st, 2010


Charlie was sick for this show (too late at the bar I presume). No worries. Stretch my wings.

We had agreed this would be our Canadian show. Here's what came about it.

Stars - Soft Revolution
Hawksley Workman - Piano Blink
Ingrid Gatin - The Moon
Tegan & Sara - Soil Soil
Ndidi Onukwulu - SK Final
Metric - Stadium Love
Magnum KI - Skool feat John Smith
Grand Analog - Play The Kazoo
Ultramega - C.R.E.A.M.
K'naan - America
Greg MacPherson - First Class
Crooked Brothers - Buried Alive
Class War Kids - One Last Struggle
Alex Cuba - Tierra Colora
Sights & Sounds - The Furthest Truth
The Unwanted - Wanna Run Wild
Ghislain Poirier - Montreal Dans Ma Tete
Woodhands - Talk
Subcity - Temper

Local bands highlighted for your convenience.

Keep in mind that our FunDrive starts on Friday Feb 5th & runs till Feb 12th. So next week will be Ultra Special FunDrive Super Fantastic Show! FunDrive is our annual pledg-a-thon, where we ask listeners to show their support for the station in dollars & cents.

Our show is during the Superbowl. You've been warned.