A Playlist Blog for Thursday's 6 to 8 am edition of Green Eggs and Ham,
CFCR's 90.5 FM's Morning Show

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fill-in fun

Fillin' in for my friend and fellow host Brendan Flaherty today! He will be doing my Monday, August 27 show. Good ol' swappin'!

My playlist for August 16:

Help I'm Alive - Metric
Radiologie - Malajube
Bodies Of Fiction - Library Voices
Drop Names Not Bombs - Louise Burns
If I've Been Fooled - The Weather Station
The Heart Of A Lonely Storm - Kestrels
Skin and Bones  - Julie Fader
Model Homes - In-Flight Safety
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Tokyo Bicycle - Hawksley Workman
Some Party - Constantines
House Built Around Your Voice - The Darcys
Jump In The Pool - Friendly Fires
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
All Night, All Night, All Night - David Vertesi
Diamond Sea (Sonic Youth Cover) -  Cuff The Duke
The Girl - City and Colour
One Shot - Bend Sinister
Big Time Sensuality - Bj√∂rk
You Can Dance - Rae Spoon
Lose It (Austra) - Young Galaxy
night shift - economics*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artist.

I have stories about some of these songs that I find fascinating... but alas, I will have to edit later! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Playlists, sickness, and sleep

I freaking love summer colds. And by love I mean hate.

Last week I started to feel like this cold was approaching, so I started pumping the vitamin C et al. Though later that day, I started to feel something I have never felt while having a cold: dizzy. Full-on, room spinning, can't stand up without falling over dizzy. So dang strange.

It turns out the next day after about 10 hours of sleep that the sensation did not go away, so I headed to the clinic. They checked everything out (ECG and sugars, blood pressure) and everything seemed normal. The doc said it seemed that my cold was effecting my inner ears first... so I had severe vertigo. Hm..

Anyway, though I feel a tad bit better, this cold not quite done running its course...It's moved from sore throat to dizzy, to stuffed up and sinus pain, and now coughing... with the dizziness being the only thing that has subsided, thanks to a prescription.

Anyway, now that I'm done telling this sob story, I'm hosting my radio show this morning and am quickly realizing that hosting the radio with a cold DOES NOT SOUND GOOD. haha.

Regardless, I didn't feel like dying too much this morning so I got out of bed.

Here she is, the August 13 playlist:

Dusty Road - The Seahags*
Go Ego - Eight and a Half
Subdivisions - PS I love you
All Boats Don't Rise - Loon Choir
You Silly Git - Dan Mangan
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
Give it Away - Dehli 2 Dublin
Blood - The Dears
Ghost Fever - The Balconies
Sulk - TRUST
Closer - Chic Gamine
Victoria - Andy Shauf*
Moon Base - Jeans Boots*
Black and White Mountains - Snowblink
Baby Don't Dance - Mother Mother
Miss K - Deer Tick
Beverly Terrace - Sloan
Beautiful - Ben Caplan
The Grand Optimist - City and Colour
Uninvited - Foam Lake*
Oh My Heart - Jenn Grant
Lay Right Down and Die - Michael Rault
Gimme Mercury - North Lakes
Don't Touch that Dial - Paper Lions
Lucky - Said the Whale
Looking for Someone - Sarah Slean

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Have a lovely week!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oh, hai blerg. Playlists!

I am a lackadaisical blogger. Forgive me?

I think that I am going to start posting playlists from my radio show here on this ol' blog. I am a volunteer radio host at a fantastic community radio station. It's something I find both fascinating and challenging. I am doing my best to refine my shows, have fun, and be more expressive. The written word has always been a little bit easier for me to tackle, as I have time to edit myself and hit backspace. Broadcasting doesn't allow for that, so it takes planning and thought. I often find myself repeating the same key phrases, which is okay to an extent. "Fantastic local talent" has been creeping up in my on-air vocab waaay more than I like it to. Just need to find new ways of expressing my love for local music, because I do in fact, think it's pretty fantastic!

Moving on..

Here is my playlist for July 30!

Shotta - Bonjay
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
Are You Dead? - Castle River*
In your Light - Bruce Peninsula
Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service*
Validation - Apollo Ghosts
In your body - Ariane Moffatt
Keep me High - Adaline
Loin d'ici - Coeur de pirate
Hang me up to dry - Cold War Kids
Mary Meets the Pilot - Boxer the Horse
Die Young - The Danks
You Got Me - Mobadass (The Steadies)*
Parkade - Rah Rah (NGHTBLND Remix)*
What are they doing in heaven today - The Be Good Tanyas
The Hair Song - Black Mountain
Hang me, oh hang me - The Deep Dark Woods*
When the seasons drown - Grey Kingdom
Michigan Left - Arkells
Burnout - Ox
Lightshow - Plants and Animals
Mistake Lover - Chains of Love
Enemies - Hannah Georgas
Something More - The Great Bloomers
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.