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, 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!