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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!