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

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Dan is the Man...gan.

Dan Mangan has become one of my favourite artists over the past couple of years. I was opened up to his music in 2010 thanks to CBC Radio 3, and have fallen in love with the brilliant lyricism, the intense musicality, and the depth of this artist.

You know how you meet people and you are certain that they are genuine? Though I have met Dan Mangan, after one of his shows here, it's not like I know him personally. But he seems so real, down to earth, and wise beyond his years. His ambition is as seemingly boundless as his talent.

He was recently featured in a short documentary by a fantastic filmmaker Brent Hodge and his fellow producer and director Jon Siddall, and a crew of very talented people.

It is called 'What Happens Next' and it is an intimate look at a show that took place last year. A performance at an opera house venue called the Orpheom was a paramount goal of Dan's, and this film takes a look at the reflections surrounding Dan's success thus far in life. This film also features his incredibly talented bandmates and his loving (and lucky!) then-fiancee, now wife.

I felt compelled to share, so here you go. If you've never heard of Dan Mangan, I hope that his music and ambidextrous words reach you the way they have me.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Music Therapy

Today was a bit of a mixed bag of music, some mellow, but a rockin' start.

My show today felt wonderful, after a long break from hosting, a bit of an emotional roller-coaster weekend, and some reflecting on life itself. I am thankful for the amazing people in my life.

So hear she is, my playlist for Monday, October 22. This is the early Green Eggs and Ham show that runs from 6-8 am on CFCR.

Seven Seas Blues - Monster Truck
Money City Maniacs - Sloan
300 Pages - The Balconies
Jasper - Aidan Knight
Lost In The Light - Bahamas
Safe and Sound - Hawksley Workman
Across a Crowded Room - Karpinka Brothers*
I Want You Back - Jenn Grant
Mint - Kathleen Edwards
Quarter Sticks - Long Weekends
O My Heart - Mother Mother
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Fifty Fifty - The Luyas
Peace On the Rise - Chad Van Gaalen
For The Love Of Love - Butterfly Boucher
I Get The Feeling, We've Hit The Ceiling - Scatterheart
Loveless - Said the Whale
The Poet's Dead - Rah Rah*
Long Time Ago - Current Swell
Too Late - Foam Lake*
Enemies - Hannah Georgas

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Til November 5!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Delayed gratification

Wow, where does time go these days!?

I have had this playlist in my drafts folder since September 24, when I last hosted. Thanks to traveling, I also had to forgo my show this past week, so will be back on October 22.

How do I Maintain - Shout Out Out Out Out
One Shot - Bend Sinister
Fall in Love with Every Girl I See - Michael Rault
It aint over - shad
I Wanna Rob a Bank - Jason Collett
Giants - Economics*
Hold on when you get love, Let go when you get it - Stars
When the City Lights Dim - Cold Specks
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Youth Without Youth - Metric
Mean Sun - Brasstronaut
Dusty Road - Seahags*
Light Show - Plants and Animals
Count on Me - Cuff the Duke
In came the Flood - Wintersleep
Little Liar - Paper Lions

Also, FM-Phasis is over for another year, but you can still donate, it's not too late!

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.