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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!