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, December 18, 2014

Winter Days

Hello! Today's show was my last of 2014. Isn't it simply bonkers how fast this year has gone by? I can't believe it. The next two Thursdays are Christmas and New Year's Day, so I will not be back in studio until January 8, 2015.

Today's show was fun. :) I played a few cool local tunes, some older classics, and a mix of some traditional and not-so traditional Holiday and wintry tunes.

When I was preparing for the show, I noticed that it was fitting for me to play a Deep Dark Woods song called 18th of December, as that is today's exact date! Whodathunkit?! Sorry, I get a bit weird around the holidays, haha.

Playlist for December 18, 2014:

Mess Around - The Pistolwhips*
There is XXXX - You Say Party!
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Ones You Love - Friends of Foes*
18th of December - Deep Dark Woods*
Fairytale of New York - In-flight Safety
Oh My Heart - Jenn Grant
Tired Hands - Little Criminals*
Le Blizzard - Malajube
Silver Bells - Slow Down, Molasses*
Carried Away - Sloan
On My Own - Michael Rault
Mint Car - The Cure**
If this Dance Catches On - Mounties
Christmas All Over Again - The Wooden Sky
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Take Me to the Riot - Stars
Winter Days - Doug Paisley
Brisé Pour Toujours - Jill Barber
My Favourite Sweater - The Mountains and the Trees
Nowhere With You - Joel Plaskett
The First Snow - Hey Rosetta!
I'll Be Loving You - King Khan and the BBQ Show
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
Auld Lang Syne - Hilary Grist

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.
**Denotes requests.

Be sure to out the links above for some interesting tidbits, downloads and show information! Also, every year, The Line of Best Fit puts out a holiday compilation, and this year's is awesome! This is the sixth edition, so if you search the site's archives, you can find previous mixes as well. :)

Well, it's been a slice, a blur, and a year of great music. Ups and downs, celebrations, and dedications. Thanks for listening to CFCR. We appreciate it!

Talk to you in 2015!



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Let it Shine on Me

Hello, folks.

Today's Saskatchewan-laden playlist was inspired by a few things. The amazingly diverse, cohesive, and stunning music scene we're so fortunate to have here in the province.

But namely, it is an homage Derek Bachman. An icon, cornerstone, and advocate for the Saskatchewan music world. He passed away suddenly yesterday, and on social media channels, it was immediately evident that he touched many lives in the too-short amount of time he was on this earth.

I did not know Derek well, just through other folks. However, I saw him around at shows and at local coffee shops, and I wish I would have taken the opportunity to chat with him much more. I knew he was an awesome guy, always on the go. The glowing words about him - and the wonderful work that SaskMusic does - have always been generously spoken among those involved in the ever-changing, constantly evolving musical arena in the province. He, along with a collection of fellow devotees, have been dedicated champions of Sask-bred musicians for a number of years.

Life is so short. I cannot even come close to feeling the impact of this loss as some others, like his family close friends. Many heartfelt tributes have already been composed, and this most recent one by Craig Silliphant encapsulates the feeling well.

This one's for you, Derek. You're missed by many already!

Playlist for Thursday December 11, 2014.

The Day We Hit the Coast - Thrush Hermit
Reluctant Readers - Library Voices*
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
When the Storm Clears - Karpinka Brothers*
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Time Running - Seahags*
Two-Time Loser - Deep Dark Woods*
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Down By the Riverside - Rosie and the Riveters*
Let it Shine on Me - Kacy and Clayton*
Off My Mind - Bloodlines*
Shadows Don't Hide Things - Snake River*
Don't Like What You Do - JUMBO*
Omega Dog - The Dears
Sweet Tart - Belle Plaine*
Drunk on You - The Browntones*
Summer Sun - Slow down, Molasses*
Mother's Daughter - PandaCorn*
Rainy Day - The Moas*
This City - Friends of Foes*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Until next Thursday, December 18, take good care.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Let it All Show


How's things, chums? Well, I hope. Yesterday's show was another fun mix o' randomness, but t'was fun blending classics, local, and new-to-me tunes.

Playlist for Thursday December 4, 2014:

Out Here in the Wild - Young Benjamins*
Ones Who Love You - Alvvays
Telephones - Mo Kenney
Man Overboard - Little Criminals*
Let it all Show - The Sheepdogs*
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Repo Man - The Planet Smashers
John Farrell Buffalo - Library Voices*
If it Feels Good, Do It - Sloan
Having You Around - July Talk
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Meaning In Life - Rich Aucoin
Le Blizzard - Malajube
King of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie
Karate Man - Super Friendz
I was Born a Unicorn - The Unicorns
From the Night - Stars
Un Canadien Errant - Whitehorse
Travelling Shoes - Rosie and the Riveters*
Good For - Magneta Lane
Promise - Hey Rosetta!
Swift Coin - Land of Talk
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Rosie and the Riveters were at the Bassment last night, and will be tonight as well! :) Double shot of sweet melodic quartet action.

And, if you're like me, and love men, cats, and you're in Saskatoon this coming Saturday, December 6, there's something exciting going on! You can head to Early's Farm and Garden and get yourself a sweet Men With Cats Calendar, and meet the amazing Ryan Gullen and Sam Corbett from the Sheepdogs. Great Christmas gift idea? :)

Little Criminals, The K-Bros, and Zachary Lucky will be at Amigos on Sunday, December 7. Bunch of sweethearts all grace the stage in one night, starting at 9 PM.

Alrighty, well take care, talk to you next week!



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Our Hearts Were Young

Hello, there!

I hope you're having a lovely week. I'm having a weird one personally, I think my karma is off or something, because I've fallen, burned my fingers, and generally just felt out of sorts.

But you know what always helps? Hanging out and sharing tunes at CFCR every Thursday!

Today's show was a great mix of tempos, sweet new songs, classics (hello, Maybe Smith!) and some local greatness, as always!

Without further adieu,

Playlist for Thursday November 27, 2014:

Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays
Summer Sun - Slow down, molasses*
Our Love - Caribou
Are You Experiencing - Rich Aucoin
Trainwreck 1979 - Death from Above 1979
Our Hearts Were Young - The Wooden Sky
You Would Never Survive the Winters In this Province - Maybe Smith*
Carried Away - Sloan
Keep on Dancing - High Ends
Goodnight - Oh Susanna (written by Royal Wood)
Coyote/Wolf - Megan Lane*
Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers
Karma - Wizards*
Too Bad, So Sad - Michael Rault
Lifer - PandaCorn*
Little Liars - Paper Lions
Small Town Streets - Zachary Lucky*
Love ain't enough - Barr Brothers
Receive Me - Bry Webb
Baby Don't Dance - Mother Mother
Bodies At Bay - Cold Specks
Diamond - Spencer Burton
A Thousand Suns - Into Your Lungs
Hypersleep - Stella Ella Ola
Your English is Good - Tokyo Police Club

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Today was exciting, because I got to give away Mother Mother tickets to a lucky CFCR member! That'll be a rockin' show.

Well, talk to you next Thursday, December 4!



Thursday, November 20, 2014

All the Stars


It's November 20, and it's chilly. I've been in the mood for watching movies, and making soups. I'm also always looking for music to warm me up, which means it can range from pumped-up rock tracks to mellow folky vibes.

I feel that today's playlist was just that - a scoop of this, and a dash of that.

I've included some links for some upcoming shows and interesting tidbits!

Playlist for Thursday, November 20, 2014:

P.U.S.H. - Rich Aucoin
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Big Blue Wave - Hey Ocean!
Parkade - Rah Rah
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Stamp - Rural Alberta Advantage
Sirens - Pack A.D. 
I Ain't Gonna Live - Public Animal
The House that Heaven Built - Japandroids
Heavy Ceiling - Said the Whale
The First 5 Minutes - The Sadies
Be My Juliette Gréco, 1949 - Library Voices*
O My Heart - Jenn Grant
Drive Fast - Suzie Vinnick*
All the Stars - Rose Cousins
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
Sing to Me - Twin Voices*
Safe and Sound - Hawksley Workman
The Great Escape - Patrick Watson
Défier les rites - Tricot Machine
Gone for Long - David Myles
Yukon - Paul Cournoyer
Pulling On a Line - Great Lake Swimmers
A Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
Waltzing Matilda - Hilary Grist
Yer Fall - Hey Rosetta!

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Please note: I've also added links to some other CFCR shows on the right sidebar of my page. We've got such diverse programming to offer, I wanted to share!

Well, 'til next Thursday, then!



Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sweet Things

Hi there!

This week, I'll be honest, I was in true need of musical caffeine! I am having a hard time sleeping this week for some reason, but hopefully it goes away soon.

Anywho, the underlying theme of the show was playing songs to wake me up. That's really it! haha

Playlist for Thursday November 13, 2014: 

Uh Oh - Jeremy Fisher featuring Serena Ryder
Tall Tall Shadows - Basia Bulat
Sweet Things - Danny Michel
I Had it All - Bahamas
So Slow - Born Ruffians
The Lonely End of the World - Royal Wood
Loin d'ici - Coeur de pirate
Don't You Know - Bend Sinister
Two Time Loser - Deep Dark Woods*
Write it All Down for You - Elliott BROOD
Thinking People - Luke Doucet and the White Falcon
Free - Good Lovelies
Broken for Good - Jill Barber
Chacun pour toi - Marie-Pierre Arthur
This Town - The Matinee
John Farrell Buffalo - Library Voices*
Real Love - Michael Rault
Money Babies - The Dears
Raw Spectacle - Miracle Fortress
after dark - Economics*
Everybody Wants to Be My Friend - Karpinka Brothers*
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
In Came the Flood - Wintersleep
Starts with Them, Ends with Us - Dan Mangan

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, I will be back next week, hopefully more rested, haha

Until November 20,



Thursday, November 6, 2014

I ♥ to Dance

Why hello!

Welcome to November. Crazy how fast this super nutty year has gone by!

Today's show was a mixed bag, but I was really digging it. It made me feel super good, and I hope the listeners did as well!

Playlist for Thursday, November 6, 2014:

Watching, Wishing, Waiting - Rich Aucoin
We've Got It - We Were Lovers*
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Keep Your Balance - Violent Kin*
Carried Away - Sloan
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Another Yesterday Again - The Sadies
Chasing The Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Turn My Head - The Inbreds
Take Me to the Riot - Stars
27 Is the New 17 - Zeus
White Dove - Jenn Grant
Blackbird On Fire - Amelia Curran
I Love to Dance - Julie Doiron
Out Like a Lion - Whitehorse
The Least That She Deserves - Jill Barber
And That's All I Know - Kevin Drew
Saturday Night - The Wooden Sky
Young Lions - Constantines
Sunshine - Les Respectables
Don't Haunt This Place - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Alright OK - The Sheepdogs*
Younger Days - Close Talker*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Things are pretty busy down at CFCR these days, with FM-Phasis wrapping up, and our Artists for Alternative Radio Art Auction coming up next Saturday, November 15. It's selling out quick - if it hasn't already! :)

I need to say another heartfelt thanks to those who supported my show with FM-Phasis, and to those who listen to the show. I appreciate the support, and I have a blast! I hope you do too. :)

Take care, and talk to you next week!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keep Swingin'

Oh, hey!

It's been way too long! The last time I hosted was October 15. Which was a mere 15 days ago, but a long 15 days ago. Happy to be back in the hosting chair for a bit today.

The week before last, I was away, and between travelling and everything I caught a cold somewhere in there and I literally had no voice! I was only starting to get it back last week, so didn't want to subject listeners to my squeaks and squawks. haha. Even now, I'm still a bit raspy, but much better than I was before. Anyway...haha.

Playlist for Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keep Swingin' - Sloan
My Friends - Paper Lions
Mixtapes - Friends of Foes*
Marry me, Archie - Alvvays
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Intoxicated - High Ends
Black and Blue - The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Tribe of Fire - Bass Invaders*
Trainwreck 1979 - Death From Above 1979
Miss my Friends - Zeus
Our Hearts Were Young - The Wooden Sky
Field Song - Mo Kenney
Crowd - In-flight Safety
Provincial Parks - Oh Susanna
Hope Slide - Dream Country*
Brill Brusiers - The New Pornographers
Our Love - Caribou
Choisis tes mots - economics featuring. Anne-Marie Wheeler*
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Maybe You Can Find it In Your Heart - Danny Michel
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Alrighty, talk to you next week!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Standing On the Edge

Well, hello there! I'm here a day earlier than usual, and won't be here for my regular show tomorrow? What is happening with the world?

Well, I filled in for my fellow host Britty today, and was happy to be able to help out. I am feeling a bit under the weather, and I had a bit a late-ish night, but it was worth it because I saw SLOAN last night. They are magical, and have been since I discovered them at around the ripe age of....14 or so? They've been around since 1991 -- that's 19 years of rocking. So. freaking. GOOD!

Anyway, I'll be back in my regular slot next Thursday. :)

Playlist for Wednesday, October 15, 2014:

Ends of the Earth - Hot Chip
Beat and the Pulse - Austra
Run - Powder Blue*
Damned - Hilary Grist
Starting All Over Again - The Sadies
Wheat Kings - The Tragically Hip
Rolling Numbers - The Slim City Pickers*
Sweet Victoria - Andy Shauf*
Standing on the Edge - Cuff the Duke
Furr - Blitzen Trapper
Hold onto the Metal - Royal Canoe
The Hair Song - Black Mountain
Losing California - Sloan!!
Hard Road - Sam Roberts
Our Love... - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Nebula - The Browntones*
Light (Economics remix) - Slow down, molasses*
Wait up for you - The Belle Game
Mary Meets the Pilot - Boxer the Horse
Nothing Is Anything - Wintersleep
27 is the new 17 - Zeus
Come to Light - Arkells
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Magic - Two Hours Traffic

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

See ya next week!



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Steal this Sound

Happy Thursday!  I am always happy and it is always a jolt of awesomeness and musical coffee to come share some tunes every Thursday. I won't be here next week, and I shall miss being on the airwaves. But, with the many amazing hosts we have here at CFCR, I know listeners' ears will be in good hands. Not literally, but you get my gist I'm sure... Moving on...

I need to say a resounding thank you to those who have supported my CFCR fundraising this year.


As previously mentioned, I am no sales gal! This year, I just asked some of those I knew who love the station, and they generously gave. I am currently at $909, which is about $91 short of my personal goal, but that's A-okay. I am elated! Funny what happens when you ask for what you'd like! :)

It means so much to me, as does this station. I am so thankful for it every day, and how it has impacted and shaped my life here in Saskatoon thus far. ♥♪ What is wonderful about community radio is that it is so many things to so many people, thanks to our varied programming.

If you are reading this, and still want to donate, you still can until the end of October 31. by heading to fmphasis.ca. Much love!

Playlist for October 9, 2014:

Shadow Of Love - Sloan
The Good In Everyone - Sloan
Time Running - Seahags*
Baby, We'd Be Rich - Old Man Luedecke
Write It All Down for You - Elliott Brood
Made for Rain - Good Lovelies
Heavy Moon - Elephant Stone
Steal this Sound - Constantines
Wind Blows - Yukon Blonde
You In Your Were - Kevin Drew
Graceless  - The National
Roll with the Punches - The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
I Wanna Love You - Michael Rault
Everything Wrong - Martha Wainwright
The Key - Crissi Cochrane
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Reunion - Stars
Saskatoon at Midnight - Snowblink
Beaches - Rah Rah*
Miss My Friends - Zeus
Karate Man - The Super Friendz
I’ll Be Loving You - The King Khan & BBQ Show
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
King James Rag - Jason Collett
Crying - The Sheepdogs*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, see you in a couple weeks, on October 23! Have a great one. 



Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Day We Hit the Coast

'Ello 'Ello, pals!

Well, it's Thursday October 2nd. Wheeere'd that come from? It's chilly today.

So, another FM-Phasis show under my belt, woo! It's been a great couple weeks and we're working towards our goal of $70,000! Just over halfway there, and there's always a big push in the last few days. Still lots of cool stuff you can get for donating.

My personal goal is $1000, and I'm a good chunk of the way there! I just need a few more donations to make it. So if you're feeling particularly generous, I'd kindly encourage you to go to fmphasis.ca and donate to my show! (Thursday 6-8 Green Eggs and Ham, if ya didn't know, haha.) I really love this station a whole bunch, so it would mean the world to me. 

Playlist for October 2, 2014: 

Automatic Ammunition - Public Animal
Anibis - Tricky Woo
Asleep on the Bus -  Bestie
Seven AM - Constantines
Ghostwriters - Paper Lions
When the City Lights Dim - Cold Specks
Bruised Ghosts - Amy Millan
Live and Die - Avett Brothers
The Day We Hit the Coast (Thrush Hermit cover) - Emm Gryner
Afterlife - Arcade Fire
Los Banditos - The Fjords*
Synesthésie - Malajube
One Shot - Bend Sinister
Michigan Left - Arkells
Waves - Bahamas
Saint-Laurent - Coeur de Pirate
Windsor Hum - Library Voices*
Won't Take Long - Foggy Notions*
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

There's a couple of shows this coming weekend to end off our fundraiser - tomorrow  at Vangelis and Saturday at Amigos! Both are $5, and guaranteed to be a great time. Hope to see you out! 

'Til next time! 



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fillin' in and chillin' at CFCR!

Hey oh!

Well this is out of the ordinary! I filled in for the regular host this Tuesday, September 30. Wow, September is OVER? How'd that happen, sheesh!

It was a great show today. I had fun. Dance, rock, and folk - all wrapped up into two hours.

Playlist for Tuesday, September 30, 2014:

Tricky Fellows - Molly Rankin
Baby's Got It - Maylee Todd
Good and Bad - No Gold
Questions - DVAs
Undead Parts 1 and 2 - Rich Aucoin
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
War on the East Coast - New Pornographers
Into the Atmosphere - Dusted
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
The Times When You Were Mine - Michael Rault
Hang Me, Oh Hang Me - Deep Dark Woods
The Indie Queens are Waiting - Dan Mangan
Speech - Cousins
Second Summer Of Love - Pink Mountaintops
O My Heart - Mother Mother
Pretty Boy - Young Galaxy
Weighty Ghost - Wintersleep
Fire - Yukon Blonde
Younger Days - Close Talker*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So, FM-Phasis is still goin' on, and we're still working away to raise funds to help keep us on the air. You still gots time to help us out, and we very much appreciate you listening and supporting us! :)

Out of my $1000 goal for my own show, I am currently at $459! Thank you so much to those who donated so far. :) Much love! Don't forget, you can always donate online by going to fmphasis.ca, and just indicate the show title, date and time. ♥

Well, see you in two days on Thursday, October 2!



Thursday, September 25, 2014

FM-Phasis Mania...LOUD AND CLEAR!

Hey darlings!

Well FM-Phasis is underway. Hoo, doggies it's going to be a fun couple of weeks!

What is FM-Phasis? Well, it's CFCR's annual fundraising drive that helps us earn much-needed dollars to help us stay on-air, and offer the amazingness that is our wide range of programming. Our goal is $70,000, and for my show, it's $960. I'm not the best at cultivating pledges, but there are amazing incentives for donating, outlined here! It includes prizes/gift certificates to choose from, sweet merch, and some amazing grand prize draws. So if you're so inclined, and you like the music and musings I share, you can donate anytime online, and just indicate the name, day, and time of the program - Green Eggs and Ham, Thursdays, 6-8 am. Every little bit helps, and thank you so much for listening!

CFCR is an important cornerstone of life here in Saskatoon as it allows the coming together of passionate people. With a small and mighty staff and a league of volunteers and volunteer hosts, we try to touch the lives of many. We appeal to music lovers of nearly every genre, people from various cultures, and we have poignant spoken word shows discussing everything from psychology to mulch, gender issues to theatre. It's truly a special place. :)

Another way to give to the station is by heading to one of our upcoming concerts. They're affordable and all proceeds go to the station. I've indicated, in red, some of the acts from today's playlist who will be performing.

Playlist for September 25,2014:

Summer Sun - Slow Down, Molasses*
Our Love - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Coax Me (feat. Mike O'Neill) - Grey Lands
The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
Don't Like What You Do - JUMBO*
Way to be Loved - TOPS
September Fields (Indian Ocean) - Frazey Ford
I Want You Back - Jenn Grant
Swift Coin - Land of Talk
My Moon My Man - Feist
Breezy Day - The Fjords*
Whatcha Doin - The Pistolwhips*
Sentimentalists - The Burning Hell
Trying To Grow - The Sheepdogs*
Gone - The Royal Foundry
Endless Summer - The Slim City Pickers*
Antimatters Of The Heart - Library Voices*
Our Love - Caribou
Joyland - TRUST
Take Me Out - The Wooden Sky
Late Last Year - Shotgun Jimmie
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett Emergency

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So that's it for now. Next week, I'll be hitting the airwaves twice - filling in on Tuesday, and my regular show Thursday.

Talk to you then!



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Can't Stop Thinking About You

So, it's coming. FM-Phasis awesomeness is coming! :)
llustration by the fantastic Chrix Morix.

Today's show was an absolute blast. I had a great time sharing some fun songs with you fine folks. Lots of Saskatchewan goodness, lots of acts who will be gracing the stage for FM-Phasis, just lots of awesome!

Here's my playlist. The acts who will be taking part in FM-Phasis will be highlighted in red, and the schedule is here. If you want to find out more about our fundraising drive where you get loads of cool stuff just for supporting us, click here! Every little bit counts. (There are some really great prizes and draws, folks!)

Playlist for September 18, 2014:

Anything You Want, Dear - Zeus
King of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie
Come on Out - The Elwins
Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers
Future Describer - Basement Paintings*
Ease My Mind - Gunner and Smith*
Darling - Megan Nash*
Hope Slide - Dream Country*
Let Her Go - Mac DeMarco
Trainwreck 1979 - Death From Above 1979
Prove Me Wrong - Bry Webb
Get it Right - The Fjords*
On the Edge - Suzie Vinnick* - dedicated to my dear friend Jill for her birthday today! :) 
Un canadien errant - Whitehorse
A Formal Invitation - Cold Specks
Why Don't You Believe Me - Small Sins
Monster - Chad Van Gaalen
I'm Gonna Keep on Dancing - High Ends
Can't Stop Thinking about You - Spencer Burton
All The Time - The Moas*
Take Me Out - The Wooden Sky

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, if you'd like to donate to my show, that would certainly be lovely. There's a few ways to do so, including by phone, in person, or online! (You just have to say which day... I.E. THURSDAY GREEN EGGS AND HAM, ;) hehe.)

Okay, talk to you next week!



Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hometown Hero

Fun times around these parts, pals! It's almost time for FM-Phasis, the most wonderful time of the year in Saskatoon Community Radio Land. It starts on September 20!

Illustration by the fantastic Chrix Morix.

If you pledge, you get a prize. The more you pledge, the more cool stuff you get and the more prize draws you get entered into. Consider sponsoring me? :)

We have some amazing shows coming up. A great mix of hella talented local bands and some wicked touring ones. Exciting stuff! All the info you need is in the link above.

Playlist for September 11, 2014:

Boo Hoo Hoo - No Sinner
About Love - The Slim City Pickers*
Lungs - Valery Gore
Adult Diversion - Alvvays
Bravado - North Lakes
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
Blue Light  - The Moas*
Run - Powder Blue*
Heavy On Me - Zeus
Night Sweeping - Jim Bryson
Reservoir  - PUP
Hometown Hero - Andy Shauf*
Fantasize - Hannah Georgas
Always Been Your Love  - Hot Chip
Baby I'm Yours (ft. Shad) - Cadence Weapon
Lion Head - Grand Analog
Shipwreck - Random Recipe
Seeds - Hey Rosetta!
Goddess On the Prairie - Hot Hot Heat
Big Blue Wave - Hey Ocean!
Indigo Son - Glory Glory
Say You - Imaginary Cities
Damned - Hilary Grist
Love Is A Dirty Word - Jason Collett
Across A Crowded Room - The Karpinka Brothers*

Also, I am so sorry, but I was very occupied last week and forgot to post the corresponding list.

Playlist for September 4, 2014:

Sleep in the Wild - Crissi Cochrane
Sunset Strip - Six Moons Later*
Instant Karma (Beatles cover) - Cuff the Duke
Cultured Man - Zolas
Dream Invaders - We Were Lovers*
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Live Forever - Shad&Dallas
Wake Me Up at the Coast - Slow down, molasses*
O My Love - Two Hours Traffic
Tornado '87 - Rural Alberta Advantage
Money Babies - Dears
Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers
If It Feels Good, Do It! - Sloan
Ship to Shore - The Stanfields
Sirens - Pack A.D.
Heavy Ceiling - Said the Whale
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Ghosts - Rah Rah*
Your Rock Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
Impossible - Post Script
Niagara - Ohbijou
Oh My Heart - Jenn Grant
Uh Oh - Jeremy Fisher feat. Serena Ryder
Too Bad, So Sad - Michael Rault

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

It's no secret that I am enamoured with the overall Canadian music scene, and that I love being able to showcase mostly Canadian acts on my shows. There are others out there - on an international scale - that share this passion, and one go-to source for new tunes has been The Line of Best Fit out of England. Thanks for insights! :)

Aside: A couple of the local bands I featured have members who are getting hitched in the very near future - Powder Blue and the Karpinka Bros. Congrats and well wishes for a live full of love, folks! :) <3

Okay, well, there she be!

See you next Thursday!



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Killing Time is Murder


A bit late posting again as the last few days and weeks have been a whirlwind!

Playlist for August 28, 2014:

He Brings Out the Whiskey In Me - Amy Millan
Baby, We'd be Rich - Old Man Leudecke
Time Running - Seahags*
How Late, How Long - Sheepdogs*
Killing Time is Murder - Whitehorse
Brother Down - Sam Roberts
Better than Before - Scatterheart
Sunshine - The Wet Secrets
Follow the Leader - Sloan
Crash Years - The New Pornographers
Deny, Deny, Deny - Joel Plaskett
All The Time - Bahamas
Guilt Trips Sink Ships - Shout Out Out Out Out
Arena - Suuns
Antimatters of the Heart - Library Voices*
Haze Away - Solids
Shoreless Kid - Young Galaxy
Are You Gonna Waste My Time - Zeus
Drunk as a Sailor - Oh Susanna
Saskatchewan - Zachary Lucky*
Coffee Girl - Tragically Hip
Monster - Chad Van Gaalen
Light (economics remix) - Slow Down, molasses*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

See you September 4!



Monday, August 25, 2014

Keep your Balance

'Ello ello!

I am a tad late posting this as I caught one of those blasted summer colds. It started creepin' up on Thursday and got progressively worse over the weekend. I seem to be on the way to being on the mend, though my head still feels like it's in a bubble.

Anyway, enough about my cold.. haha.

Playlist for August 21, 2014:

All Alone - Michael Rault
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Coax Me - Sloan
Red Action  - Indian Handcrafts
Stay Here for a While - Paper Lions
Who Are You? - Kathryn Calder
Watching, Wishing, Waiting  - Rich Aucoin
Keep Your Balance - Violent Kin*
Faster 4 U - Two Hours Traffic
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Ignition Remix - Zeus
Aside  - The Weakerthans
Set Yourself On Fire - Stars
The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
Granville Bridge - Dominique Fricot
Peace On the Rise - Chad VanGaalen
Ruby - Louise Burns
Sing to Me  - Twin Voices*
Black Bells - Wax Mannequin
Safe and Sound - Hawksley Workman
Write It All Down for You - Elliott Brood
Loin d'ici - Cœur de pirate
Heavy Moon - Elephant Stone
Road Regrets - Dan Mangan

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, see you on August 28! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Shadow of Love

Happy mid-August to you!

I have been busy lately, travelin' the roads visiting friends and family. Where has this summer gone?

Happy to be on air this morning sharing the tunes.

Without further adieu, here's my playlist for August 14, 2014:

Afterlife - Arcade Fire
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
Lightshow - Plants And Animals
I Will Hook You Up - By Divine Right
ESP - Hooded Fang 
Antimatters Of The Heart - Library Voices*
Indio - Matt Mays
Starting All Over Again - The Sadies
Gold Rush - Seahags*
If I Get Old - Elliott BROOD
Intentions Alone - The Olympic Symphonium
Shadow Of Love - Royal Tusk
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
Heartbreakin' Man - My Morning Jacket
Too Bad so Sad - Michael Rault
Chasing The Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Love the House You're in - Moonface
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Amy Millan
Crash and Burn - Bif Naked
Full Circle - Half Moon Run
Breezy Day - The Fjords*
Some Party - Constantines
Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service*
Dancing On The Edge Of Our Graves - Born Ruffians

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, see you next week.



Thursday, August 7, 2014

Roll With The Punches

So, a bit of a fun and jumbled mix today, some chill tunes as well as some pick-me-ups.

Lots of cool stuff coming up! I've got a few links listed below.
  • Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts, and The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer will be at the Regina Folk Fest this coming weekend. 
  • Hey Rosetta, one of my sincere favourites, will be coming out with an album a little later this year, their first in three.
  • Saskatoon's hometown rockers the Sheepdogs will grace the stage with their awesome presence on Friday August 8 at the Saskatoon EX. My cousin is visiting from PEI and she is a GIGANTIC Sheepies fan, so we will be there with bells on!

My playlist for August 7, 2014:

So High - Creature
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Bathtubs - Royal Canoe
Cannonball - Damien Rice
When the City Lights Dim - Cold Specks
Of Space and Time - City and Colour
Adventures In Solitude - The New Pornographers
Bodies Of Fiction - Library Voices*
The Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
Graceless - The National
Damned- Hilary Grist
Kingston - Good Lovelies
Easy Come Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers
I Know - Zeus
Through & Through & Through  - Joel Plaskett
I’ll Be Loving You - The King Khan & BBQ Show
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Where Have All the Good People Gone? - Sam Roberts
Real Love (Yeah) - Michael Rault
Roll with the Punches - The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
How Late, How Long - The Sheepdogs*
I Ain't Gonna Live - Public Animal

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

See you on August 14! :) 



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Haze Away

It's the last day of July. These are the days I live for and wish I could bottle for those cold months. Though I wince at the thought of complaining about how hot it's been (humid too!) I want to revel in it for as long as I can!

Today, I was feeling a major summer vibe, so I made sure to garnish my playlist with a bunch of sun-filled songs.

My playlist for July 31, 2014: 

I'm On the Edge - Suzie Vinnick*
1984 - Seahags*
By Your Side - Karpinka Brothers*
Weightless in the Dark - The Details
The Middle Road - Sheepdogs*
Islands - We Were Lovers*
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Stuck for the Summer -  Two Hours Traffic
To the Coast - Close Talker*
Bones - Young Benjamins*
Come to Light - Arkells
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
It - Rich Aucoin
Haze Away - Solids
Distant Shores - Public Animal
Are You Going to Waste My Time - Zeus
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Beverly Terrace - Sloan
Night Windows - Weakerthans
All The Stars - Rose Cousins
For the Record - Kathleen Edwards
John Farrell Buffalo - Library Voices*
This Town - The Matinée

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So, exciting news! CFCR has announced the headliner for the FM-Phasis Kick-Off show this coming fall - Zeus! How awesome! That will be a wonderful way to start off our biggest fundraising endeavour of the year.

Well, see you next time! :)



Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Beat Stuff

Why hello!

I'm back after a mini-hiatus, being away and traveling the province for work. It's been great, but I was happy to be back this morning sharing the tunes.

Here's my playlist for Thursday, July 24!

Come and Go - Hilary Grist
Our Last Song - Dominique Fricot
Miles and Miles - Deep Dark Woods*
Peg - The Darcys
Experimental Fiction - The Danks
ESP - Hooded Fang
Asleep on the Bus - BEsTiE
Some People - Dan Mangan
Jealous - Chromeo
Desire 126  - Hollerado
Make a New Dance Up - Hey Ocean!
Put Me On - Diamond Rings
7 AM - Constantines
I Wish You Well - Royal Wood
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
White Dove - Jenn Grant
The Beat Stuff - Hannah Georgas
When Will I See You Again? - Shimmering Stars
Afterlife - Arcade Fire
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
She Lost Her Rock and Roll - Bend Sinister
My Friend - Paper Lions
Whatcha Doin'? - The Pistolwhips*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So, this coming Saturday, if you're in Saskatoon, Shimmering Stars, Wizards and Foggy Notions will be hitting the stage at the Capitol Music Club for a CFCR fundraiser. (Check out the link on the Shimmering Stars track above!) It is guaranteed to be an awesome time and there will be draws for all sorts of cool things including Pixies tickets! Woot!

Well, until July 31!



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Baby I'm Yours


So today was a mixed bag of things - we got a bit dancy, a bit of acoustic and banjo, a bit rocky - all in good fun.

I played quite a few Saskatchewanian acts today too, which I'm always happy to share.

Here she be, my playlist for Thursday, July 3:

The Rest of My Life - Sloan
On My Own - Michael Rault
Sound the Alarms - Immaculate Machine
Habitat - Austra
Jealous - Chromeo
Baby I'm Yours - Cadence Weapon and Shad
By the Lake - Close Talker*
The Grand Optimist - City and Colour
Gimme Sympathy (Metric Cover) - Elliott BROOD
Sorry if I Let You Down - Old Man Luedecke
I Want a Bird - Current Swell
Ghost - Folly and the Hunter
The First Time - Kirby Criddle*
The Bad in Each Other - Feist
The Least That She Deserves - Jill Barber
Loin d'ici - Coeur de pirate (featuring Sam Roberts)
By Your Side - The Karpinka Brothers*
Antimatters of the Heart - Library Voices*
Omega Dog - Dears
Your a Woman, I'm a Machine - Death From Above 1979
Bravado - North Lakes
True Hearts - Foam Lake*
Gone for Long - David Myles
Starts with them, Ends with us - Dan Mangan
I am a Heart - Hey Ocean!

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I will be away next Thursday, July 10 but will be back on July 17 more than likely!

I hope you have a great weekend, and see ya soon.



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Love Song to Canada

Hi there!

So, as a patriotic Canadian, I decided to help a fellow host and fill in on this Canada Day Tuesday.

Today, I decided to play songs from Canada, about Canada, or just good old Canadiana. Hey, if I'm up at 5 am on a holiday to host at my favourite radio station, I'm going to be cheesy. :)

Playlist for Canada Day, 2014:

Territory - Two Hours Traffic
Montréal -40 - Malajube
Emerald Lake, AB - Said the Whale
Love Song to Canada - Jason Collett
Oh, Alberta - Elliott Brood
Corner of Queen - Walk Off the Earth
Yer Spring - Hey Rosetta!
Cold July - Whitehorse
Wherever You Are - Tim Chaisson
Backyard - Good Lovelies
Long Gone to Saskatchewan - Corb Lund
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmer
Black and White Mountains - Snowblink
Regina, I Don't Wanna Fight - Library Voices*
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
How Late, How Long - Sheepdogs*
Fire's Highway - Japandroids
King of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie
Chasing the Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Wheat Kings - Tragically Hip

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

If you listen to my regular show, I typically play Canadian music so I have a ton of it in my repertoire. Until about 10 years ago, I was seemingly unaware of the expanse of amazing talent that we have here with our Canadian artists. It does not end at folk or rock. My vision was widened by friends, a search for greener pastures, and too much Nickelback. (Sorry I don't mean to sound a the typical hatin' hipster, but I lived somewhere where they were honestly played about 3 times an hour. It was enough. They have their place in Canadian history, k?)

But point being, we have some amazing art and music to celebrate here in Canada. Today was my little dedication to that.

See you on Thursday!



Thursday, June 26, 2014

This is the Year


Ooohhh, doggies. I am so sleepy, but it's a-okay. I was at Lauryn Hill last night, which got out at a semi-reasonable hour, but it took me a while to fall asleep after the show. Even though she kept the crowd's anticipation at peak levels by not starting until after 9 pm (show was scheduled for 8 pm), it was worth every second waiting. She knocked every song out of the Bess Gardens!

I was at the studio bright and early, half asleep ready to go and wake myself with some fine tunes.

Playlist for Thursday June 26: 

Desire 126 - Hollerado
Monday Morning - James Younger
House that Heaven Built - Japandroids
You Remind Me - Bend Sinister
Love is a Dirty Word - Jason Collett
No Can Do - Ladyhawk
Come to Light - Arkells 
Too Bad So Sad - Michael Rault
Ruby - Louise Burns
Breathing Underwater - Metric
This is the Year - Hilary Grist
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Younger Days - Close Talker*
Someone - Basia Bulat
City Lights - Royal Wood
Broken For Good - Jill Barber
Mint - Kathleen Edwards
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
Write it All Down for You - Elliott BROOD
Behind My Eyes - The Elwins
Bandages - Hey Rosetta!
This Winter I Retire - Said the Whale
Gonna Be Ready - Tokyo Police Club
Haze Away - Solids

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I put a couple of links up there for your consideration.
  • A bang-on review of Lauryn Hill's show last night by the StarPhoenix's Stephanie McKay. 
  • The new Arkells album will be coming out on August 5, but they've released the single Come To Light, and a cool lyrical video for it. 
  • Hilary Grist's upcoming show at Vangelis on July 12. I adore this gal as a person and an artist. I am really looking forward to finally seeing Dominique Fricot, and witnessing Moose Jaw's Megan Nash (of PandaCorn) performing solo. It should be a magical time, so come on out if you're in #yxe that weekend!
I really liked today's playlist and had a great time putting it together. I love when I put one together and it just seems to gel... in my mind anyway! :)

It's the last Thursday of June. Where'd this month go? See you on July 3!



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sing to Me

Hey there!

Well, it was another awesome Thursday morning on my favourite Saskatoon community radio station. Actually we're the only community radio station. Uniqueness is CFCR's middle name.

It was a great show today, a good mix of new to me tunes and some personal classics that I love.

Here it is, my playlist for Thursday, June 19: 

I Ain't Gonna Live - Public Animal
Summer Lovin' - The Danks
Ride This Out - Imaginary Cities
Shadow Of Love - Royal Tusk
Tokyo Summer - Mounties
In Came the Flood - Wintersleep
Windsor Hum - Library Voices*
Sunset Strip - Six Moons Later*
I'm On the Edge - Suzie Vinnick*
Graceless - The National
Killing Time is Murder - Whitehorse
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Chit Chat - Hannah Georgas
Barbarian - Moonface
Sing to Me - Twin Voices*
Drunk as a Sailor - Oh Susanna
Grande Prairie - Postscript
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Let's Call It Love - Jill Barber
White Flag - Royal Wood
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah*
This Town - The Matinée

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

I have been so busy lately, that I dropped the ball with getting tickets for Royal Wood and Jill Barber next week...womp. :( It's sold out. Great news for the artists, though! Saskatoon ♥'s  JB and RW. That's going to be one sultry show!

Well, until next Thursday at the crack o' dawn,



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Canadian Dream

Playlist for Thursday, June 12

Shortie - Hannah Georgas
Baby Don't Dance - Mother Mother
Kiss Cam - Michigan
Omega Dog - The Dears
Six Dead Tigers -Yukon Blonde
Everything Is Everything - Lauryn Hill
Homie (feat. Cadence Weapon) - Shad + Skratch Bastid
Tracers - Miracle Fortress
from nowhere - economics*
Afterlife - Arcade Fire
Synesthésie - Malajube
Deer - Pack A.D.
The Canadian Dream - Sam Roberts
Bumblebees - English Words
Reunion - Stars
Crash Years - The New Pornographers
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
Be My Juliette Gréco, Paris 1949 - Library Voices*
You Remind Me - Bend Sinister
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

This is bit of a past-due post. I've been living and breathing MoSo for the last few days. It's been a great ride! Met some lovely folk, great speakers, and saw many amazing musical acts. Public Animal, PandaCorn, Six Moons Later, Library Voices, BA Johnston. AH-mazing. 

It was a busy time, and a fantastic one.

Until June 19! 


Monday, June 9, 2014

Moso Mania

My show on Thursday June 5 had a focus, as I really wanted to share some of the talent that is set to descend on Saskatoon this coming week with MoSo!

Check out the MoSo site for more information about this amazing endeavour.

Sorry I'm a bit late posting - been a busy few days and will only get more crazy and awesome! :)

Playlist for Thursday, June 5:

Whatcha doing? - The Pistolwhips*
John Farrell Buffalo - Library Voices*
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Things Will Get Better - Bend Sinister
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Bonfire - Close Talker*
There are Tiny Beasts in the Ground - We Are The City
Lonesome Hunter - Timber Timbre
An Entanglement of Weeds - Woodpigeon
Small Town Streets - Zachary Lucky*
Sweet Victoria - Andy Shauf*
Off White - Solids
Towns - Gunner and Smith*
Go On Forever - Powder Blue*
The Ones You Love - Friends of Foes*
Todo es Agua - Jerusalem in my Heart
I ain't gonna live - Public Animal
Modern Aquatic Nightsong - Atlas Sound
Insider Trading - Library Voices*
Fancy Pants - Bend Sinister
Rock with Me - We Were Lovers*
My Denial in Argyle - Woodpigeon

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So many more I could have played with 80+ bands being here, but I only had two hours. ;)

If you're in #yxe I hope to see ya out at some shows!

Till this Thursday - June 12,



Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pretty Respectable

Sweet and short today. I seriously can't believe it's the end of May. I always say how much time flies by but this year it really is. Maybe it's because I'm creeping up in age? Ripe ol' 32, I tells ya. Who knows.

Playlist for May 29, 2014

Ageless Beauty - Stars
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Hieroglyphics - Maylee Todd
P:U:S:H - Rich Aucoin
Pretty Respectable - Mounties
Fancy Pants - Bend Sinister
My Friend - Paper Lions
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Resuscitate - Wintersleep
Money Babies - The Dears
Devil's Got a Gun - Whitehorse
Wait Up For You - The Belle Game
Backyard - Good Lovelies
The Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
Young & Lazy - The Matinée
My Denial in Argyle - Woodpigeon

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I'll have to admit, I've got a super annoying case of the spring blahs at the moment. That being said, one thing that always helps is music! Nothing is better than a great cover of a fantastic song. And who better to do it than the adorable super-manly members of The Matinée. In need of an instant smile and/or a mood booster? Click here.

Oh and, this. It's just beautiful. 

(Pssst. Matinée? You need to tour in Saskatoon again! I won't miss it this time.)

Well, till next week. I gots a treat in store for you then! :) 



Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Middle Road


I had a blast making today's playlist. It took me a bit to put it together, but it was a super fun one!

Playlist for Thursday May 22!

Generation Handclap - Library Voices*
Enemies - Hannah Georgas
La petite mort - Coeur de pirate
Ex-Factor - Lauryn Hill
Asleep on the Bus - BesTiE
Sunshine - The Wet Secrets
Human Heat - Sam Roberts Band
Indio - Matt Mays
Birthday - The Sheepdogs*
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*
Desire 126 - Hollerado
Make a New Dance Up - Hey Ocean!
What Comes After the Weekend - James Younger
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Things You Go Through  - Apollo Ghosts
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
This Town - The Matinée
When She Rides - White Ash Falls
Ruby - Louise Burns
Observatory - The Zolas
I Wanna Love You - Michael Rault
Noisemaker - Two Hours Traffic
The Little Creatures Know - Rich Aucoin
If - Rich Aucoin
The Second Summer of Love - Pink Mountaintops
I'll Be Loving You - King Khan and the BBQ Show

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists

Today, it is my dear cousin Laura's birthday. She lives in PEI, and always listens to my show! She is an amazing gal. Her favourite band in the world is Saskatoon's own Sheepdogs. This past winter, I had the great fortune to meet Ryan Gullen, super sweet and down to earth bassist in said supergroup. I still had a copy the Rolling Stone magazine from 2011 when they won the Cover Shoot contest! I told Ryan how much my cousin and I loved the band, and he got all the guys to sign the mag, and I sent it to her for Christmas. No one has ever been so happy to receive a 2.5 year old magazine! :)

I made sure to play a couple of their tunes today, including the aptly titled Birthday

Well, see you on Thursday, May 29!



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Time Stands Still

I'm having fun picking song titles as my blog titles lately.

Today, my first hour was pretty much solid rockin'. It was constructed as a musical jolt of energy, and also provided a bit of catharsis as I was building said playlist. The second hour had a good mix of poppy and folky songs.

I usually try to have little mini-sets of genres/tempos, but I just let the music lead me today. The great thing about CFCR is that we are able to play a wide variety of artists from all different musical walks. Wonderful, I tells ya!

Money City Maniacs - Sloan
Your Hands (Together) - New Pornographers
Baby Don't Dance - Mother Mother
Heart's the Target - Milks and Rectangles
Split the Money - North Lakes
Brother Down - Sam Roberts
Validation - Apollo Ghosts
Subdivisions - PS I Love You
I880 - Pack A.D.
Houdini - Teenage Kicks
I Got Love - Bend Sinister
Righteous Smoke - Monster Truck
The Way it Is - The Sheepdogs*
Real Horse Footage - Shooting Guns*
Month of May - Arcade Fire
Instant Karma (Beatles Cover) - Cuff the Duke
Time Stands Still - Joal Kamps** 
I need a Cowboy - Suzie Vinnick*
Colors - April Smith & The Great Picture Show
Oh, what a thing - Good Lovelies
River of Jordan - Seahags*
Propinquity - The Elwins
Dance With Me - The Sounds
Aside - Weakerthans
Surface - Teen Daze
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
Help I'm Alive - Metric

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.
**Denotes request.

I got a request from a gal named Victoria today, for Joal Kamps. First of all, super-cool name! Second of all, sweet tunes! Thanks for listening, and for allowing me to discover a new act. :)

Note: I have some links up in my list there for some upcoming shows/festivals.

Have a great Victoria Day weekend, and see you on May 22! :)



Thursday, May 8, 2014

Gimme Sympathy

Hi hi!

Today's show was a good one. Plain and simple! I enjoyed putting together today's playlist. :)

Here it is, for Thursday, May 8!

Arena - Suuns
We Exist - Arcade Fire
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
Ghost Fever - Balconies
Bruised Ghosts - Amy Millan
A Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
Sunset Strip -  Six Moons Later*
Crabbuckit - Good Lovelies
Lovers Go - The Coast
Permanent Record - Golden Dogs
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
Gimme Sympathy (Metric cover) - Elliott BROOD
How it Came Down - Folly and the Hunter
I Am Part of a Large Family - Great Lake Swimmers
By Morning - Ghostkeeper
How Late, How Long - Sheepdogs*
Stamp - Rural Alberta Advantage
Post-War Blues - Dan Mangan
Roll with the Punches - Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Serve the People (Handsome Furs cover) - Young Galaxy
Nothing is Anything - Wintersleep
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
Summer Song - Treelines
Drunk as a Sailor - Oh Susanna
Mother - Said the Whale

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

See you on May 15!



PS - I got Lauryn Hill tickets! :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Everything is everything

Hey hey, it's the month of May!

Today's show was a bit of a mixed bag. I featured lots of artists that will be visiting our fine city in the coming weeks - either by concert or by festival - and also artists that will be joining other well known festivals like Sonic Boom and Sled Island. Links listed below!

Playlist for Thursday, May 1!

A House that Heaven Built - Japandroids
O My Heart - Mother Mother
The Grand Optimist - City and Colour 
What's Worse - Bahamas
I Want you Back - Jenn Grant
Saint-Laurent - Coeur de pirate
Michigan Left - Arkells
Sweet Victoria - Andy Shauf*
On Top of Your Love - Royal Wood
In Perfect Time - Jill Barber
Hell - Tegan and Sara
Set Yourself on Fire - Stars
neon love - Economics
Fantasize - Hannah Georgas
Cool Kids - Fast Romantics
Taste the Shame - B.A. Johnston
By the Lake - Close Talker*
Lay Down in the Tall Grass - Timber Timbre
Constellation - Forest City Lovers
Bodies - We Were Lovers*
Closer - Chic Gamine
Everything is Everything - Lauryn Hill
Full Circle - Half Moon Run
Hieroglyphics - Maylee Todd
Travelling - Paper Lions
Adventures in Solitude - New Pornographers

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I'm not going to lie to you right now - Lauryn Hill is one of my all-time favourite artists, and I'm really hoping to score JazzFest tickets to see her. The mind of 17-year-old me was filled with glee upon hearing the news a couple days ago! I played her Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album until it literally stopped working. I can't believe it came out 16 years ago.

Today I had a trainee host named Brendan join me in studio and he took the reigns for a few sets. He really loves his Canadian music too, and it will be great to have him join the ranks. :)

Have an excellent rest of the week, and see you on May 8.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Simple Pleasures

Yep, music is one of my simple pleasures. I get sucked into discovering new tunes so quickly, especially when people tell me about their own new discoveries and favourites. It's a fascinating, ever-evolving and endless journey for me! Simple Pleasures is also the name of a David Myles song I played today! :)

Aside: I have discovered that David Myles and I have a few things in common: we're the same age - born in 1981, and we're both New Brunswick-bred! It's the little things, folks.

Here's my playlist for Thursday, April 24:

Sirens - The Pack A.D.
Out of Here - Cannon Bros
Hunting - The Darcys
King Of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie
Beat and the Pulse -  Austra
Cover Your Tracks - Young Galaxy
Questions - DVAS
Ocean Breeze - The Rebellion*
Graceless - The National
When We Were Young - The Wooden Sky
Jasper - Aidan Knight
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
Backyard - The Good Lovelies
Live and Die - The Avett Brothers
Sing Me 2 Sleep -  Chad VanGaalen
Simple Pleasures (Classified Mix) - David Myles
I Am A Heart - Hey Ocean!
Somebody - Hannah Georgas
Radiologie - Malajube

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

See you next Thursday!



Thursday, April 17, 2014


For some odd reason, this felt like a great blog title.

It's super-catchy dancy song by Chromeo (which I played today!) and also a type of canned pasta. A double meaning. Good enough for me!

So hello April 17. You're snowy. Oh well.

My first song of the day says it perfectly.

Playlist for April 17:

Out Like a Lion - Whitehorse
Yer Spring - Hey Rosetta!
Hannah Georgas
Ghost - Folly and the Hunter
Silent Seven - Controller.controller
Let Spirits Ride - Black Mountain
Seven Seas Blues - Monster Truck
Six Dead Tigers - Yukon Blonde
If Raymond Carver was Born in the 90s - Library Voices*
Bones - Young Benjamins*
Guilt Trips Sink Ships - Shout Out Out Out Out
Rock with Me - We Were Lovers*
Blue Eyes - Violent Kin*
Homie - Shad + Skratch Bastid (featuring Cadence Weapon)
Tenderoni - Chromeo
Guess What ? - Radio Radio
Gun Shy - Slim Twig
Beverly Terrace - Sloan
Through and Through and Through - Joel Plaskett
I want to Love you (lofi) - Michael Rault
Lightshow - Plants and Animals
Grande Prairie - PostScript
The Key - Crissi Cochrane
Count on Me - Cuff the Duke

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

See you in a week!



Thursday, April 10, 2014

My Love Letter to Saskatoon ♥

So, today (April 10) was a very special show!

I am not sure why I hadn't quite done this yet, but today it was all about bands associated with the SEXY YXE. These are artists I played were a mixture of current Saskatoon acts, those from away who have settled here, and those who may be elsewhere but will always call the Paris of the Prairies home.

I usually make a strong effort to feature Saskatoon/Saskatchewan-based artists because the musical talent here - as I've discovered as someone who was not born and raised in the province - is seemingly endless and even more varied. In keeping that our annual membership drive (happening right now!) encourages Saskatonians to support their local scene, while also enjoying the many benefits a membership offers, I wanted to really highlight some of the artists that make this city so special and unique.

It's a conversation I've gotten into with people here and a concept that I am fascinated and in love with. I am not sure who originally said it, but I love that a folk artist can go to a metal/punk show and feel at home and get a hug from his or her musical comrade. While contributing some written pieces to an amazing book chronicling the Saskatoon musical landscape, I was able to really see the collaborative and cohesive heart that this city proudly (and humbly) boasts. Bands share members easily, work together on albums, record together and just...mesh. It's freakin' amazing.

Here is my Made in Saskatoon ♥ playlist for April 10:

See You When I Go - The Steadies
When the Storm Clears - The Karpinka Brothers
33 Stars - Suzie Vinnick
Light - Jeans Boots
The Lonely Cricket - Jen Lane
The Driving Song - Kirby Criddle
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later
Islands - We Were Lovers
Breezy Day - The Fjords
Bonfire - Close Talker
Forevermore (Wah! Oh!) - Volcanoless in Canada
True Hearts - Foam Lake
Rejoice, Remain - Junior Pantherz
Nebula - The Browntones
From Nowhere - Economics
Mr. Pito - Oral Fuentes
Dance of the Fox - Bass Invaders
500 Metres - Deep Dark Woods
Saskatchewan - Zachary Lucky
Le pays du ciel vivant - Alexis Normand
Time Running - Seahags
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs
Lonely Sunday - Jordan Cook
Predator II - Shooting Guns
Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service


See you on April 17!

Monday, April 7, 2014

It's Membership Drive Times!

So, 'tis the time of year to get or renew a membership with CFCR. If you love local music and a wide variety of spoken word and cultural programming, it's a great way to show your support. If you like discounts at all sorts of cool Saskatoon-based vendors - everything from bikes to baking, flowers to coffee - then this is a great way to save some dollas. 

Plus if you sign up by April 13, you will get a chance to win some great prizes. How do I do so, you ask?

Read more here!

Thursday's show was an interesting one. Mainly because I had been engrossed in the act of moving the two days previous and was beyond utterly exhausted. No word of a lie though - coming to the station for the crack of dawn was almost better than my morning mocha.

Playlist for Thursday, April 3:

About As Helpful as You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All - Dan Mangan
Dancing on the Edge of Our Graves - Born Ruffians
ALIVE - Rich Aucoin
Amour than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
Romantic Rights - Death From Above 1979
Shiny Things - Pack A.D. 
Of Space and Time - City and Colour 
About Today - The National
Back in the Fall - Zachary Lucky 
The Last Day of the Year - John Antoniuk
Give it a Rest - Bend Sinister 
Bodies of Fiction - Library Voices
Falling - Jeffrey Straker
Fake Headlines - New Pornographers
Fall for You - Young Galaxy 
Take Me to the Riot - Stars
La Petite Mort - Coeur de pirate
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
The Light is You - Said the Whale 
No Sleep - Sam Roberts
Reflektor - Arcade Fire 
Beaches - Rah Rah 
All the Stars - Rose Cousins
Horizon - Hilary Grist
I'm Yours - Joel Plaskett

See ya on da tenth! 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Out like a lion

Well, Smarch is pretty much over. (Simpsons reference...)

It's been a busy month for me personally, but doin' a-okay. I've always got the music, my awesome weekly show and this amazing station to keep me going!

I had a great show today, playing some different tunes. I try my best to share music and talk about the meaning behind it, whether that is a factoid about a certain artist, their song title, the lyrics. Always searching for that message behind the notes. Sometimes I even go so far as to share things I've seen on social media - i.e. poor Jim Bryson tumbling off a ladder. (Wishes for a speedy recovery, pal!) Though I will say, I do not and will not ever take my fact-sharing to tabloid proportions, just general tidbits and well wishes.I dunno, maybe it's silly, but I try to do this so people feel connected to the artist they're hearing.

Anyhow, here's my playlist for Thursday, March 27.

Goddess on the Prairie - Hot Hot Heat
Write it All Down for You - Elliott BROOD
Youth is Wasted on the Young - Young Galaxy
Willow - Said the Whale
Kiss Cam - Arkells
Resuscitate - Wintersleep
Partners in Crime - We Were Lovers*
Wait up for You - The Belle Game
IT - Rich Aucoin
Big Blue Wave - Hey Ocean
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
Sidecar - Kathleen Edwards featuring Jim Bryson
Black Bells - Wax Mannequin
The Bad in Each Other - Feist
First Violin - Moonface
Night Windows - The Weakerthans
Do I ever Cross your Mind - Martha Wainwright
Loin d'ici - Coeur de Pirate featuring Sam Roberts
Standing On the Edge - Cuff the Duke
Suckcess - Michael Rault
All Boats Don't Rise - Loon Choir
Achilles' Desire - Whitehorse
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
This is the Year - Hilary Grist
One Shot - Bend Sinister

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

So, just a friendly reminder - our membership drive is starting next week - on March 31 - and will run to April 13. During that time, we'll be out in the community at various locations, hosting shows, and having all sorts of draws. A CFCR membership is good for one year, and gives members benefits and discounts at many local business, eligibility for monthly and periodic draws, and all sorts of other cool things! :) More information is available here.

See ya next Thursday!



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thursday Funday

Doesn't quite roll off the tongue as easily as Sunday Funday, does it?

Well, another fun morning at CFCR today! It's the first day of Spring. Things are looking up around these parts, weather wise. In the studio, it was a nice and sunny musical mix despite grey skies outside.

Here's my playlist for March 20!

Crash Years - New Pornographers
Nights of Wine and Roses - Japandroids
IOU - Metric
How Late, How Long - The Sheepdogs*
Thinking People - Luke Doucet and the White Falcon
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
I was Born A Unicorn - The Unicorns**
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Faded - Bear Mountain
Our there (In the Wild) - Young Benjamins*
Cruel Thing to Do - Peter Elkas
I Got Love - Bend Sinister
Across a Crowded Room - Karpinka Brothers*
Dream In Black - Powder Blue
Omega Dog - The Dears
Who Are You - Kathryn Calder
New Illusion - Sexy Mathematics*
Why Don't You Believe Me - Small Sins
Synesthésie - Malajube
Mean Sun - Brasstronaut
Starts with them, Ends with us - Dan Mangan
If the Creeks Don't Rise - Sunparlour Players
Harder than Stone - City and Colour
Never Comin' Back - Midnight Roses*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 
**Denotes requests.

A friendly reminder: our membership drive is quickly approaching, my fellow CFCR-ites. (-ians? -ers?)

This year, it will run from March 31 to April 13. If you love music, a vast array of on-air programming, and discounts at amazing local vendors and businesses, you should definitely think about becoming a member of CFCR! :)

During the two week period of membership drive - there will be draws, giveaways, sweet shows and concerts. It's pretty much the perfect time of year to sign on up!

See you on March 27!



Monday, March 17, 2014


Yep, that's one cheesy blog title! That's me though.

Here's my playlist for Thursday March 13!

He Brings Out the Whiskey in Me - Amy Millan
Light (Economics Remix) - Slow Down, Molasses*
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Lost In the Light - Bahamas
Peace On the Rise - Chad VanGaalen
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Intro To Season - Ohbijou
Miles and Miles - The Deep Dark Woods*
Losing California - Sloan
Money City Maniacs  - Sloan
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Chasing The Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Wilderness Heart - Black Mountain
Crisis! - Plants And Animals
House Of Common Problems - Silkken Laumann
Stay Here for a While - Paper Lions
I Am A Heart - Hey Ocean!
A Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
Full Circle  - Half Moon Run
Time Running - Seahags*
The Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
From Albert, From Catharine - Grey Kingdom
Do You Recall - Royal Wood
Bodies Of Fiction - Library Voices*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I had a good show last Thursday, played a triple shot of Sloan, so that's always a good day!

See ya on March 20.