A Playlist Blog for The Friday Buzz On CFCR 90.5 FM in Saskatoon. Tune in from 5-6 pm.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Lucky Day

Today was a lovely show on the Friday Buzz!

I had Montreal-based artist Mack MacKenzie in for an interview and live tune before his show tonight at d'Lish! We talked about his new EP and its inspiration and his busy touring schedule.

Playlist for March 15/19
Lucky Day - Mack MacKenzie
It's Not Worth It - Mack MacKenzie
The Sweet Sea - Broken Social Scene
The Mind - Rich Aucoin
Nobody - Mac Demarco
Sky Blue - Townes Van Zandt
Into the Shape of Your Heart - Wintersleep
If We Make It Through The Summer - Marisa Nadler
That's the Way Love Goes - Hannah Georgas/Emily King
Canary In A Coalmine - Tomato/Tomato
Oracle of the Maritimes - Neko Case

Alrighty, talk at ya on the 22! 



Friday, March 8, 2019

Animal Heart


Today's show was a freakin' action-packed on from start to finish, with The Slocan Ramblers coming in for a song and chat about their show tonight at the Bassment, and then at 5:30, we had Lenore Maier, esteemed host of Hysterio and organizer of the fourth annual Femfest, happening tonight at Amigos. She talked about the line up, which includes Calgary's Hermitess, a harp player was also in studio along with her violinist pal for a song and interview.

Side note: I thought the song title was really fitting for today, since womxn are FIERCE.

Femfest! Presented by Grey Records

Playlist for March 8/19
New Morning - The Slocan Ramblers
Sun's Gonna Shine On My Backdoor Someday - The Slocan Ramblers
Heart Is On Fire - Mariel Buckley
I Told You Everything - Sharon Van Etten
Can't Help The Way I Feel - Lily & Madeleine
Animal Heart - Hermitess
Vampires - Hermitess
Followers - Hermitess**


A lot going on this weekend, including Mariel Buckley tonight too, Coeur de Pirate tomorrow!


Talk to you in a week!


Friday, March 1, 2019

I Feel Free

Hiya hi! Welcome to March 2019.

Today's show as a guestless-yet-fun one. Played lots of new tunes, including Daniel Romano who is in Saskatoon tomorrow night at The Capitol.

Playlist for March 1/19
What Chaos Is Imaginary - Girlpool
Lay of The Land - Cartoon Lizard
RAYZ - Royal Canoe
Between The Blades of Grass - Daniel Romano
I'm Not Broken - Murray A. Lightburn
Beneficiary - Wintersleep
Younger - The Mountain Goats
Simple Song - Amber Arcades
Jolene - The Staves
The Book of Love - Laila Biali

Dat's it til next Friday, International Women's Day,  when FEMFEST takes place.

Don't forget my recent shows list on the right side o' the page for the last three weeks o' shows!

bye-a bye,


Friday, February 22, 2019


Today's show was a great one. 

I had Jessica, the lovely emcee of Girls Rock Saskatoon's Y2K Covers Night tomorrow on the show! It's gonna be a great time.

If you'd like to listen to the interview, you can do so for the next couple weeks by clicking the link for today's show in the "RECENT EPISODES OF THE FRIDAY BUZZ!" tab on the side of this page.

(By the way, I'll be having a log of about three weeks at a time moving forward! ­čśŐ)

Playlist for Feb. 22/19
How Nice It Is - Anna Haverstock*
Ruby - Strand of Oaks
Prends garde - Rosie and the Riveters*
Dance - Tim Baker
Long & McQuade - Partner
Who Do You Think You Are - Lake Street Drive
Heads Gonna Roll - Jenny Lewis
Oh, Family - Jenn Grant
Exception To The Rule - Better Oblivion Community Center, Phoebe Bridgers, Conor Oberst

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

That's it for now.

Talk at ya March 1,


Friday, February 15, 2019

Love Don't Ask

Hi hi! 

Halfway through the deep freeze  February!

I had the awesome Ezra James Phillip on the show today, who is performing at Amigos with Chasing Illusions and Sonnet tonight! 

Ezra's voice is so stunning, they are a very very talented soul who is working on a new album and has been deep into writing mode. 

Featured some new stuff today, as well as music from touring bands who'll be popping by SToon soon.

Playlist for Feb. 15/19
Darlin' - Ezra James Phillip*
Bad Habit - Ezra James Phillip*
Step Of The Wave - Guided By Voices
Warm Animal - Sure Sure
Back to Life - Mother Mother
Love Don't Ask - Said the Whale
Now I'm Gone - PostScript
Hurt Nobody - Oh Pep! 
Magic - Shad feat. Lido Piemienta  
Winter Air - Bears in Hazenmore feat. Megan Nash*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I'm not feeling too chatty this week, as I'm a bit under the weather, so I'll sign off here, but tune in on the 22! 

take care, 


Friday, February 8, 2019

Wish Upon the Weather

Today was a busy, busy Buzz!

First interviewed Troy and Eric from Edmonton's Altameda, who are at the Coors Centre tonight. They have been busy touring the last few weeks with the Trews, and this is there second to last show. Was great to hear about how things have been going with them. I chose their song as this blog's title given the weather this week... eeeeek!

At 5:30, I chatted with Michelle Gr├ęgoire, a M├ętis jazz pianist who is playing the Bassment with the U of S Jazz Ensemble. She said she enjoys the collaboration with artists from various backgrounds . She also added the Bassment is one of her favourite venues. The song we played, La Nouvelle Nation, aptly celebrates her M├ętis roots.

Also featured some newly-released tunes from Hannah Georgas, TR/ST and Said the Whale, among some recent other awesome gems.

Playlist for Feb. 8/19
Wish Upon the Weather - Altameda
Little Tears - Altameda
Time Hasn't Changed Me - Altameda
Gone - TR/ST
Scared to Love - Aron Wright
La Nouvelle Nation - Michelle Gr├ęgoire
Record Shop - Said the Whale
Silver Velvet - The Courtneys
No One's Easy to Love - Sharon Van Etten
Love is a Stranger - Hannah Georgas


Aaaiight, talk at you lovelies next week!



Monday, February 4, 2019

Would You?

First Buzz of February happened this past Friday! Was a guest-less yet fun one.  

Featured some BRAND NEW tracks from Begonia, Kid Koala, and Postscript. 

Playlist for Feb. 1/19
Copper - n├¬hiyawak
No Hurry - Terra Lightfoot
La Vie En Rose – Lucy Dacus
Strange Clouds   – Hillsburn
Beats – Begonia
Would You – Eekwol, T-Rhyme feat. Kimowin Morin*
Lost At Sea – Kid Koala, Trixie Whitley
La marcheuse – Christine and the Queens
All I Want – Broken Social Scene
Kite Song – Tomato / Tomato
Andrew – Charlotte Cornfield
Weird Ways – Strand of Oaks
Miles Away – Postscript

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Be sure to tune in this Friday, Feb. 8 as I interview Altameda who'll be at the Coors Event Centre with the Trews, as well as M├ętis pianist Michelle Gr├ęgoire who will perform with the U of S Jazz Ensemble.

Talk (and play music at you) Friday!