A Playlist Blog for Thursday's 6 to 8 am edition of Green Eggs and Ham,
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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!