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

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Another day, another song

So many songs to share, stories to tell!

I filled in for Brendan again this past Thursday, November 14. My pal and CFCR colleague was just coronated with the title of "Saskatoon's Best Poet" in Planet S's Best of 2013  feature! This right off the heels of his trip to the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, and a 3rd place overall nod with his team of fellow laureates. GO B-FLY! It's been a pleasure being your pinch hitter the past two Thursdays.

I was also joined by host-in-training Jim Williams again.This fellar has some fantastically eclectic taste in music, that I really dig. It's been cool teaching him the tools of the volunteer radio host trade.

Anyway, here's my playlist for November 14! (Jim's picks are in blue below.)

I won't try to break your heart - Crissi Cochrane
In perfect time - Jill Barber
Up and Down - The Mountains and the Trees
Pulling on a line - Great Lake Swimmers
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Road Regrets - Dan Mangan
Blues on a C Harp - Darlene and Company
Lonesome Mood - The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Let it Lie - Brothers Landreth 
Get on the Bus - Delhi 2 Dublin
Til Da Mawnin - Andy Palacio
Birds Fly South - The Mastersons
Jimmy Dean - Lindi Ortega
No Kinda Dancer - Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Nibari, My Grandchild - Sofia Blanco
Garden Gnomes - Washboard Hank 
ESP - Hooded Fang
Sirens - Pack AD
Stay Here for a While - Paper Lions
O My Heart - Mother Mother
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Parkade (Nghtblnd Remix) - Rah Rah*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists

See you for my own show on Monday, November 18!

xo, k

Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance, reflection

Today, I filled in for Janelle and Camille. Happy to help out my alternate hosts!

Today was also a day to remember. Sure, long weekends are nice, but this one is more than just some welcome statutory holiday. It's a day that we pause as Canadians to remember those who defended us. Veterans believed so passionately in their country, they gave everything they had - some giving their lives - to protect freedom. That should be respected and honoured.

In preparation for my show today, I wanted to have a "remembrance day" kind of song. I did a bit of research, and found this lovely song that was popular in the days during the World War II era, by Vera Lynn. I have a link to that song below. I got teary, for several reasons (one being that I am a sap), but I love its beauty and message.

Mary Meets the Pilot - Boxer the Horse
Red Quarter - PS I love you
Crack in the Head - Analog Bell Service
Michigan Left - The Arkells
Paper in your pocket - The Elwins
I will follow you into the dark - Amy Millan
What are they doing in heaven today? - The Be Good Tanyas
Who are you? - Kathryn Calder
Comme des enfants - Coeur de pirate
Lost in the Light - Bahamas
Always - Army Girls
Bodies of Fiction - Library Voices*
Bones - Young Benjamins*
Spring Romance - Bend Sinister
Sing - Blur
Cecilia Ann - The Pixies
Identity - Austra
Are you gonna waste my time? - Zeus
Hold on to the metal - Royal Canoe
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
We'll meet again - Vera Lynn
Back in the Fall - Zachary Lucky*
All the money I had is gone - Deep Dark Woods*
My moon, my man - Feist
Breathing underwater - Metric
Islands - We Were Lovers*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists

See you on Thursday, as I fill in for Brendan one more time!

xo, Kath

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sundown, in the Paris of the Prairies...


So, this past week I hosted twice. I had my regular Monday Green Eggs and Ham show, and then filled in for Brendan on Thursday, who is at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word! Good luck, my poet-friend! :) I'll be filling in for him on November 14 as well.

I also had another awesome trainee in studio, Jim Williams. He seems really excited to learn and did some hosting up in Iqaluit before. He's got a great taste in music. I've highlighted his picks and the set he did below!

Here are my playlists from this past week:

Monday, November 4

Radio - Yukon Blonde
Underwhelmed - Sloan
Amour than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
Nothing is Anything (Without you) - Wintersleep
Theory of Relativity - Stars
Slimer - Cold Warps
Crazy - Pack A.D.
Ice Truck Killer - Mardeen
Wheat Kings - Tragically Hip
Battle of '77 - Sunparlour Players
21st Century Blues - Steve Earle**
Hang me, oh hang me - Deep Dark Woods*
Paloma - We Are Wolves
About as helpful as you can be without being any help at all - Dan Mangan
Mass Romantic - New Pornographers
Aside - The Weakerthans
Young and Lazy - The Matinee
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
Help I'm Alive - Metric
Nights of Wine and Roses - Japandroids
I don't know - Sheepdogs*
Cultured Man - The Zolas
You'll Improve Me (Junior Boys Remix) - Young Galaxy


Thursday, November 7

The Light Is You - Said the Whale
King of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie
Yip Yip - Seahags*
Tortoise and the Hare - Old Man Luedecke
Twigs and Stones - Siskiyou
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
Weight and Sea - The Provincial Archive
Hard Road - Sam Roberts
Empire - Rococode
Ledged up - Odonis Odonis
Mr. Pito - Oral Fuentes
Turn up the Radio - Delhi 2 Dublin
Sugar Cane - Mary Gauthier
She Just Wants to Dance - Ken Mo 
Deliver me - Blue Shadows
The Cheapest Key - Kathleen Edwards
Closer - Chic Gamine
He Don't Care About You - Michael Rault
You're a Woman, I'm a Machine - Death From Above 1979
Seven Seas Blues - Monster Truck
Chinatown - Destroyer
Love, Love, Love - The Organ
Simple Pleasures - David Myles
For the Best - Rose Cousins
He Brings Out The Whiskey in Me - Amy Millan

Also, thank you to anyone who donated or supported FM-Phasis 2013! We surpassed our fundraising goal of $70,000! Congrats, everyone involved! It's a pleasure to be on the airwaves. Actually, it Hz so good... ;)

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.