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 31, 2015

Life's A Miracle

Well, 2015, you were a slice.

Great music, fun and friends. Lessons, ups, downs and all arounds.

For 2016, I just wish for continued growth, health, happiness and kindness.

I am exhausted because I attended Bandswap last evening and had a raucous good time, and got to bed fairly late. With my show being at 6 am, I'mma gonna need me some massive amounts of coffee to close out this year, but that's okay. Why not have a great time, eh!?

I'm so very thankful for experiences, CFCR-related, music-related and otherwise this year.

Check out some great year end lists for some wonderful prairie-based musical goodies.

Playlist for December 31, 2015

Money City Maniacs - Sloan
Rooster - Northern Light*
Home - Slow Down Molasses*
Out There (In The Wild)  - Young Benjamins*
Chip off the Heart - Rah Rah*
French Connection - We Were Lovers*
night shift - economics*
From The Night - Stars
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Belly Of The Beat - Grimes
Are You Experiencing - Rich Aucoin
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
We Lost Everything - The Dears
Receptacle for the Respectable - Super Furry Animals
Nothing All Of The Time - The Sheepdogs*
Letter from an Occupant  - The New Pornographers
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Red Heart - Hey Rosetta!
Life's A Miracle - Wassabi Collective
Auld Lang Syne - Hilary Grist

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, thanks for being awesome, listening to our amazing community station, and see ya next year!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

You Are A Gift


It seemed fitting with the impending winter solstice and the holidays coming up, that I should do my annual holiday-esque show.

Playlist for December 17, 2015

18th of December - Deep Dark Woods*
Tundra Nights - Hooded Fang
Winter Song - Woodpigeon/Laura Leif
Blue Light II - Michael Feuerstack
In the Bleak Midwinter - The Weather Station
You Are A Gift - Basia Bulat
Fairytale of New York - In-Flight Safety /Jenn Grant
Dear Mrs. Claus - Barr Brothers
Carry Me Home - Hey Rosetta!
Last Christmas - In-Flight Safety w/Carmen Townsend
You Would Never Survive the Winters In This Province - Maybe Smith*
Snow - Zolas
I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You - Maylee Todd
Noël (Au coin de Portage et Main) - Chic Gamine
Fur Elise - Ruth Minnikin
Believer - Snailhouse
Silver Bells - Slow Down, Molasses*
All I Want for Christmas is a Hoverboard - Machu Picchu
Candleholder - Monomyth
Good Winter - Rah Rah*
Le Blizzard - Malajube

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Thanks to an awesome website, The Line of Best Fit, there are many great tunes available from fantastic Canadian artists. Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada they're called. Last year's collection was dedicated to the memory of the wonderful Derek Bachman, who passed away suddenly on December 10, 2014. ♥♫

Speaking of the sparkling Saskatchewan music scene, here's some Sask-made goodness in the form of a playlist from SaskMusic!

So, I'll be away for next week's show, but back on December 31 to close out the year that was 2015.

Till then,

Take care,


Concrete Heart

Hey, hey!

Last week's show was great. I got to train an awesome pal o' mine, the luminous Miranda Young! She's got a deep appreciation for CFCR, has been an avid volunteer for a few years now, and has finally given in to incessant badgering from several folks (including me!) to join the host ranks. She picked a few great tunes and hopped on air for a few sets -- fun times!

Playlist for December 10, 2015
Miranda's picks in PINK!

Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
High as You Want - Delhi 2 Dublin
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Yesteryear - The Dears
Like a Wave, Like the Tide - Dumb Angel*
Another One - Mac DeMarco
Something's Happening - Les Jupes
True Love Knows - La Luz
Happy Ever After - Old Man Luedecke
Forever to the End - Dennis Ellsworth
Young Lights - Paint Movement
I'm Not Talking - A.C. Newman
Of Space and Time - City and Colour
Amour Than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
The Darkness - Rose Cousins
The Less I Know, the Better - Tame Impala
Chip Off the Heart - Rah Rah*
Boy With a Coin - Iron and Wine
Devil's Got a Gun - Whitehorse
Wherever You Are - Megan Lane*
Concrete Heart - Great Lake Swimmers

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I am a bit late posting last week's list, so you'll be getting another blog post today about my winter/holiday themed show for December 17!

Take care,


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Wicked Ways

Howdyyyy ho!

So, it's December. Holy wowsa.

I always have a great time preparing for my show, but I really liked this playlist. It was a bit all over the place, but it kinda worked. A mix of lots of things, tempos, genres, beats. Played a couple of my favourites - Public Animal, Paper Lions.. let's face it. Music = !

Great times. Check out the links for some cool info.

Playlist for December 3, 2015

Hostages - A.C. Newman
Hold on to the Metal - Royal Canoe
Space Song - Beach House
Artangels - Grimes
Fall For You - Young Galaxy
Good & Bad - No Gold
Next of Kin - Alvvays
Observatory - The Zolas
Stay Still - Slow Down Molasses*
Another Lie - Grey Lands
27 Is the New 17 - Zeus
Lungs - Valery Gore
Friday I'm In Love - Yo La Tengo (Cure Cover)
Brightest on the Heart - Old Man Luedecke
Time Running - Seahags*
Stay Here for a While - Paper Lions
Coax Me - Sloan
Wicked Ways - Public Animal
Baby Don't Dance - Mother Mother
Harriet - Hey Rosetta!
Burning Bridges - The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer
Wasted Love - City And Colour

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, talk at ya next week! I'll likely have a super awesome trainee host with me, which is always so exciting!



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Melted Mixtape


Here's all  my playlists for the month of November.

On November 19, I had a trainee named Tanner in. He's nearing his time being radio-prepped, and did a great job. :) I always love helping new trainees. It's been five years for me. Wow! Time flies when you're involved with an awesome community station.

Here's all my playlists, in reverse chronological order.

Check out the links for info about cool things to come. A Winter Interruption, perhaps?

Playlist for November 26, 2015

Mirrors - Acronyms*
Hometown Hero - Andy Shauf*
Starts With Them, Ends With Us - Dan Mangan
Bruised Ghosts - Amy Millan
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Oceans Brawl - Cœur De Pirate
Questions - DVAS
Coffee - Sylvan Esso
Strangers - Elephant Stone
Montréal -40°C - Malajube
Money Babies - The Dears
Reunion - Stars
Some Party - Constantines
The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
Old-Fashioned Love - Tia Brazda
Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service*
18th of December - The Deep Dark Woods*
Out Like a Lion - Whitehorse
Tether Ball - The Karpinka Brothers*
Mint  - Kathleen Edwards
Broke - Joel Plaskett

Playlist for November 19, 2015
Tanner's picks are in red!

Reflektor - Arcade Fire
A Hazy Shade of Winter - Simon and Garfunkel
Salty Air - Zachary Lucky*
Sara - Chad VanGaalen
Trying To Get to Heaven - Bob Dylan
Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
Our Age - Constantines
So Long Mariane - Leonard Cohen
Black Water - Timber Timbre
Okay, Alright, I'm Alive - Bahamas
I Don't Blame You - Cat Power
Post-War Blues - Dan Mangan
Mizzy C - City and Colour
Angelina - The Wooden Sky
Chateau Lobby #2 - Father John Misty
How Could You, Tobias Jesso Jr.
If All I Thought Were - Attack in Black
Lotta Love - Neil Young
The First Time I Ran Away - M. Ward
Still Together - Mac DeMarco
It's Cool - Kevin Drew
Broke - Joel Plaskett

Playlist for November 12, 2015

Juliet Club - Limblifter
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
Party Like It's 2012 - Library Voices*
White Dove - Jenn Grant
Impossible - Moon King
Don't Hold Back - The Good Lovelies
Night Windows - The Weakerthans
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Wreckless - Little Criminals*
Like Sisters - The Weather Station
My Moon My Man - Feist
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Nothing All Of The Time - The Sheepdogs*
Forces from Above - Destroyer
The Winter Hours - The Deep Dark Woods*
Gone - The Royal Foundry
All The Stars - Rose Cousins
Young & Lazy  - The Matinee
Oh, Alberta - Elliott Brood
Sing to the night - Shred Kelly
Favourite People - Yukon Blonde

Playlist for November 5. 2015

Uh-Oh - Jeremy Fisher
When I Close My Eyes - Joel Plaskett
Strange Narrative - The Moas*
For a Day Like Tomorrow - Swervedriver
Chacun Pour Toi - Marie-Pierre Arthur
Show Me How to Move - The Elwins
Lucky - Said the Whale
Automaton - Calvin Love
You Said - Teen Daze
Lovers Lie - Michael Rault
Nowhere We Cannot Go - Hayden
Start of Something - Megan Nash*
Flash - Olenka and The Autumn Lovers
Peace On the Rise - Chad VanGaalen
For the Sun - Close Talker*
Infinite Return  - Faith Healer
AM Blues - Bry Webb

Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, November zoomed by, as did most of this year.

Talk at ya in December!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Ageless Beauty

Well, here we are, October 29. The Eve Eve of Hallow's Eve.

Got a costume? You're ahead of me if so, but I've got a couple ideas rattling around up there, just have to execute them, haha. It's been a few years since the last time I dressed up! We'll see how she goes.

Today's show was a fun mix of melodies and tempos.

I gave away tickets to Xavier Rudd, so that was pretty great!

Without further adieu, here are the tracks from today's show. Some cool links in there tooooo!

Playlist for October 29, 2015

Ageless Beauty - Stars
My Armour - Kathryn Calder
Next of Kin - Alvvays
Constellations - Forest City Lovers
Saskatoon at Midnight - Snowblink
Time Running - Seahags*
Drapeau Blanc - Coeur de pirate
Orion - Buffy St. Marie*
Threads - Moon King
Younger Us - Japandroids
Noisemaker - Two Hours Traffic
Die Young - The Danks
Through & Through & Through - Joel Plaskett
Huulluu - Austra
Why Don't You Believe Me? - Small Sins
Dark Night - Hot Chip
Better Things to Do - Bend Sinister
Help Us All - The Sheepdogs*
Life Like This - Kurt Vile
Rainbow Serpent - Xavier Rudd + United Nations
Hard Road - Sam Roberts
Turn the Lights On - Big Sugar
This City's A Mess - Said the Whale
Fits and Starts - The Decemberists

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, see ya in November!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Love that Sticks

So, here it is, almost the end of October.

Time is such a funny thing. We're always chasing it, or waiting for it to go faster. I just always find myself stepping back and saying "how is it almost the end of the day?!"

Haha, sorry for waxing poetic about how precious time is, but it's been top of mind lately.

I had a great time with yesterday's show, good mix of tunes.

Playlist for October 22, 2015

After Dark - economics*
In the End It's Your Friends - Shout Out Out Out Out
Daydreams - Calvin Love
Let it Go - Rich Aucoin
Face Blind - Grounders
Love that Sticks - Rah Rah*
Someday This Will All Be Yours - The Dears
Grace - Patrick Watson
Compound Fracture - My Morning Jacket
Stronger Than That - Bahamas
Nothing All Of the Time - The Sheepdogs*
Two Time Loser - Deep Dark Woods*
New Romantics - Kalle Mattson
Mirrors - Acronyms*
Firecracker - Frazey Ford
Purple Heart - Imaginary Cities
Whatcha Doin'? - Pistolwhips*
Keep Your Balance - Violent Kin*
City With No Children - Arcade Fire

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Until next time, pals!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Much overdue, and much FMPhasis love

Heya hiya!

So, life eh? FM-Phasis times were wonderful as ever!

I managed to raise $605, and even though my goal was $960, I think did pretty okay! Thanks so much to those who donated to my show, and to my fellow hosts' shows. :)

I am four (!) weeks behind posting playlists, oof! Life and times of a gallavanter. I actually didn't host on October 1, so you're only technically missing three from me. Here they are in reverse order, from most current working back.

Be sure to check out the links for interesting tidbits, upcoming shows, and lots of other cool things!

Playlist for October 15, 2015

Come to Light - Arkells
Miss My Friends - Zeus
Nothing is Anything - Wintersleep
If it Feels Good, Do It - Sloan
Letter from an Occupant - New Pornographers
I'll Be Loving You - King Khan and the BBQ Show
If this Dance Catches On - Mounties
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
From the Night - Stars
Yukon - Paul Cournoyer
Ocean's Brawl - Coeur de pirate
The Indie Queens Are Waiting - Dan Mangan
What Arrows - Hey Rosetta!
Money Babies - The Dears
Help I'm Alive - Metric
All Alone - Michael Rault
Antimatters of the Heart - Library Voices*
Heaven Help Me - The Karpinka Brothers*

Playlist for October 8, 2015 

I co-hosted this show with my good pal and fellow host, Amber! She hosts a couple other rad shows, including TV Party Tonight. Her picks are in red!

Meaning in Life - Rich Aucoin
No One is Lost - Stars
The Agency Group - Alvvays
Wasat - Com Truise
Teen Pregnacy - Blank Banshee
Passin' Me By - The Pharcyde
Practical Effects - Versions
Like a Bad Girl Should - The Cramps 
Real Love (Yeah!) - Michael Rault
Late - The Moas*
Chip of the Heart - Rah Rah
Shutterbuggin' (Economics* Remix) - Buck 65
Redline - Lazer Hawk
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Heartsigh - Purity Ring
How Do You Do It - Empress Of
Take Me to the River - Talking Heads
Leave Me Alone (New Order cover) - Destroyer
The Bad In Each Other - Feist
Valser L'envers - Safia Nolin
Love is the Future - Hot Chip
Safety Dance (Men Without Hats cover) - Descrival

Playlist for September 24, 2015

I was away, so there was a fill-in host on October 1, but he actually came for a few minutes on the 24th. So he played a few songs before he was on his way. We've got an awesome bunch around here. Thanks Cody! His first few picks are in blue.

6 am or Nearer - The Guess Who
Till the Morning Comes - Neil Young
If Not For You - Bob Dylan
She Made a Wreck out of Me - Joel Plaskett
For the Sun - Close Talker*
Love Charms (Mojo Bijoux) - Buffy St. Marie
How Do You Do It - Empress Of
Shining Star - The Elwins
Chip Off the Heart - Rah Rah
Oceans Brawl - Coeur de pirate
A Long Time Ago - Kalle Mattson
What Arrows - Hey Rosetta!
Angel Eyes - Faith Healer
Start Of Something - Megan Nash*
1984 - The Seahags*
Baby We'd be Rich - Old Man Luedecke
La Pour Toi - Paul Cournoyer
Take A Little Time - Kathryn Calder
Are You Experiencing - Rich Aucoin
Tornado '87 - Rural Alberta Advantage
Desire 126 - Hollerado
For Your Consideration - Joel Plaskett

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, I'll be back on October 22 sharing some more tunes with you!

Til then,


Monday, September 21, 2015

New Orbit

Another great week, another awesome show. Another song title for a blog title!

So, at this time, we're into FM-Phasis! Every night until October 2, we're open 9 am to 9 pm to take pledges!

If you can't come visit, you can go to fmphasis.ca and donate there.

If you're a fan of my show - first of all, THANK YOU! I have a really great time doing it, and I feel fortunate every week to share tunes and talk about this awesome station and great music.

Second of all, if you contribute to my show, I will very much appreciate it, and you will help me reach my goal of $1000!

Playlist for September 17, 2015

Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers
No One Is Lost - Stars
Synesthésie - Malajube
Say You - Imaginary Cities
Yer Fall - Hey Rosetta!
True Hearts - Foam Lake*
New Orbit - The Moas*
My Friend - Paper Lions
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
Dream Invader - We Were Lovers*
night shift - economics*
Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
This City's A Mess - Said The Whale
If It Feels Good Do It - Sloan
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
You Can Count On Me - Karpinka Brothers*
Aside - The Weakerthans
Peace On the Rise - Chad VanGaalen

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Okay, see you on September 24! :)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Brightest on the Heart

Hi hi hi!

Today was a lovely day in community radio! Sunny skies, lots of cool new-to-me tunes, and the promise of fun FM-Phasis times in the very near future. Woo hoo!

Some interesting points about the artists today are linked in this ol' blog.

The K-Bros have just set out on their fall tour - coast to coast and even some shows in New York.   Go Bros! Check out their video for Tether Ball, featuring some local actors and the iconic Amigos Cantina.:)

Playlist for September 10, 2015

What Arrows - Hey Rosetta!
This is Good - Hannah Georgas
My Favourite Book - Stars
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Who Said Dreams Don't Come True - Karpinka Brothers*
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Too Bad, So Sad - Michael Rault
Broke - Joel Plaskett
Like a River - My Morning Jacket
Fools Rush In - Faith Healer
Hopelessly Lost - Dumb Angel*
When the City Settles - Good Lovelies
Shining Star - The Elwins
I don't want to Break Your Heart - Coeur de pirate
Blue is the Rain - Aqua Alta
Wouldn't - Paper Beat Scissors
A Special Pride - Hawksley Workman
Avalanche - Kalle Mattson
Brightest On the Heart - Old Man Luedecke
Hotel Knife - Limblifter

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Well, see you on September 17!

Take care,


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oceans Brawl

My oh my. It's September! Wowza.

Today's show was a super fun one - who I am kidding, hanging out at CFCR is always a great time. Played a couple older fun tunes, and a few new-to-me ones too.

My ever-loving cousin who always tunes to my show in from PEI told me about the beautiful song by Imaginary Cities called Purple Heart. I love it for its name alone! The video for it is pretty as well.

I have some cool links to share below as well, including some info about the Polaris Music Prize. Alvvays is shortlisted for this year's award. There was a great Polaris Panel and chat the other day, hosted by SaskMusic and taking place at the awesome Prairie Sun Brewery. Also... I am already obsessed with Coeur de pirate's beautiful new album, just released last week. A great showcase of her talent with this bilingual collection of tunes.

Playlist for September 3, 2015

Drinking Games - Library Voices*
From the Night - Stars
Raw Spectacle - Miracle Fortress
Late - The Moas*
The Agency Group - Alvvays
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Coax Me - Sloan
I Will Follow You Into the Dark - Amy Milan
Instant Karma - Cuff the Duke
Nebula - The Browntones*
Come to Light - The Arkells
Questions - DVAs
If this Dance Catches On - Mounties
Sound the Alarms - Immaculate Machine
The House That Heaven Built - Japandroids
Omega Dog - The Dears
Oceans Brawl - Coeur de pirate
When You Still - Paper Beat Scissors
Purple Heart - Imaginary Cities

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, that's it for this week... keep your eye out for FM-Phasis fun on the horizon!

Take care,


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Knot in My Heart

Oh, hey!

A tad behind posting these lists. Oh summer -- you were splendid, busy and zoomed by so fast. I know it's officially still summer until September 22, but the return of back to school always makes the beginning of the month feel like fall is here, even if the weather is nice.

Both weeks I kinda really mixed up my tempos quite a bit. I realize now that I repeated a few artists, but that just means I like them, right?!

Check out the links for information, like upcoming shows, cool articles, and other tidbits.

Will be back on September 3 for the 6-8 am helping of Thursday's Green Eggs and Ham!

Playlist for August 27, 2015

Write It All Down for You - Elliott BROOD
Miles and Miles - The Deep Dark Woods*
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett Emergency
Niagara - Ohbijou
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
Antimatters Of The Heart - Library Voices*
Dancehall Domine - The New Pornographers
Man of Faith and Virtue - Bend Sinister
Los Banditos - The Fjords*
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Verseau - Cœur de pirate
Amour Than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
Knot In My Heart - The Zolas
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
I Wanna Love You - Michael Rault
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Chasing The Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Fantasize - Hannah Georgas
Sunfire Drug Haus - The Radiation Flowers*

Playlist for August 20, 2015

We've Got It - We Were Lovers* 
Pretty Boy - Young Galaxy
Laura Palmer's Prom - You Say Party!
Lion Head - Grand Analog
After Dark - Economics*
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Summer Sun - Slow Down, Molasses*
Swift Coin - Land of Talk
To the Coast - Close Talker*
Wanted, Needed, Loved - Dumb Angel*
Intentions Alone - The Olympic Symphonium
Baby, We'd Be Rich - Old Man Luedecke
AM Blues - Bry Webb
September Fields (Indian Ocean) - Frazey Ford
Sirens - The Pack A.D.
Our Love... - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Young Lions - Constantines
You've Got A Lot on Your Mind - Sloan
Robots - Dan Mangan
Champions of Red Wine - The New Pornographers
Waiting Game - Hannah Georgas

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

See you on Thursday!

Take care,


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Endless Summer

I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaack!

After a three week hiatus, it was nice to be back in the hosting seat again on Thursday!

I had a great vacation on the East Coast, saw some family and live music - it was wonderful. I'm a pretty lucky gal.

I played quite a few Saskatchewan-based artists today, including the K-Bros who have a sweeeeeet new album coming out September 4, and the Slim City Pickers from Regina who I saw last year at the Dog Patch Music Festival.

Be sure to check out the links below for some cool features and other info!

Playlist for August 13, 2015

Mirrors - Acronyms*
Ain't Gonna Live - Public Animal
All Alone, On My Own - Michael Rault
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Backyard - Good Lovelies
1984 - The Seahags*
Endless Summer - Slim City Pickers*
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Careful What You Wish For - The Karpinka Brothers*
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Change the Sheets - Kathleen Edwards
Carried Away - Sloan
Downtown - The Sheepdogs*
Broke - Joel Plaskett
Run - The Radiation Flowers*
Willow Tree - Chad Van Gaalen
When I Write My Master's Thesis - John K. Sampson
Wind Blows - Yukon Blonde

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Lots of fun stuff coming up, for sure, make sure to check things out. If you're in the city this weekend, you should check out the showcase of Girls Rock Camp Saskatoon at the Broadway Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Empowering young girls through rocking tunes!

See you on August 20!

Take care,


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Getcha Good

Hey there!

The last two shows I hosted were a lot of fun, a good mixture of classics (to me) and new tunes. I've been busy busy, so apologies for the tardy playlist-postin'.

Check out the links below for upcoming show info and interesting news!

Here are the playlists for my last two shows:

Playlist for July 16, 2015

Magic - Two Hours Traffic
From the Night - Stars
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah
Enemies - Hannah Georgas
Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Breezy Day - The Fjords*
Come To Light - Arkells
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Seeds - Hey Rosetta!
Verseau - Cœur de pirate
Late - The Moas*
Constellation - Forest City Lovers
Antimatters Of The Heart - Library Voices*
All Alone (On My Own) - Michael Rault
The Nights of Wine and Roses - Japandroids
Getcha Good - Jenn Grant
Through & Through & Through - Joel Plaskett
Gone For Long - David Myles
Everybody Wants To Be My Friend - The Karpinka Brothers*
Southern Dreaming - The Sheepdogs*
Light (Economics Remix) - Slow Down, Molasses*

Playlist for July 9, 2015

All the Time - Bahamas 
Run - The Radiation Flowers*
Beach - Kathryn Calder
New Orbit - The Moas*
Lamplight - Michael Feuerstack
Broke - Joel Plaskett
Broken Hearted - The Good Lovelies
Higher Than Above - Samantha Savage Smith
Sea Castle - Purity Ring
Cascades - Metric
Are You Experiencing? - Rich Aucoin
Sing to the Night - Shred Kelly
Painted Pictures - League of Wolves*
Someday We Will Leave this Town - Megan Lane*
Sunset to Dawn - The Sadies
Salad Days - Mac DeMarco
Head Underwater - Jenny Lewis
Hometown Hero - Andy Shauf*
Something's Coming - Will Butler
This Too Shall Pass - Justin Rutledge
Haunt this House - Library Voices*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

So, time has come for me to take a bit of a break, and I will be back on August 13, sharing some fun tunes and times. :)

Take care,


Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Stuck for the Summer

Welcome to July!

Thursday's show was a great one. Got things started off in dance mode, then added some pop to the mix and finished with a mellow melange.

We're settling into summer around these parts, which means lots of fun and sweet shows coming up.

And heyyyy - we have news here at CFCR! We now have a mobile app! Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play for Androids. Now you can take us with you wherever you and your phone go!

Playlist for July 2, 2015

I Got Love - Bend Sinister
Way to be Loved - TOPS
Something Else - Diamond Rings
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Stuck In The Middle - The Elwins
Gonna Be Ready - Tokyo Police Club
Stuck For The Summer - Two Hours Traffic
Hard Road - Sam Roberts
Tornado '87 - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Bones - Young Benjamins*
Wind Blows - Yukon Blonde
Dancehall Domine - The New Pornographers
Up & Down - The Mountains & the Trees
Salty Cities - Rah Rah*
Niagara - Ohbijou
I Wish You Well - Royal Wood
Home - Good Lovelies
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
The Great Escape - Patrick Watson
Yukon - Paul Cournoyer
This Is The Year - Hilary Grist
Trying To Grow - The Sheepdogs*
The Rest Of My Life - Sloan

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Alright, see you on July 9!

Take care,


Monday, June 29, 2015

Dream Fatigue

Well, the last show of June 2015! Crazy pants. Time just flies.

Last Thursday's show was a bucket of fun. I recently discovered a couple of the artists I played today, including a band originally from my home province of New Brunswick - Vogue Dots. I also recently  saw Calgary's Astral Swans in action at MoSo, and had a great chat with this amazing rockin' duo over appies - super nice dudes! :)

Playlist for Thursday, June 25

Party Police - Alvvays
Summer Dress  - Highs
Hey Little Sister - Fist City
Out There - Young Benjamins*
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
Bodies Of Fiction - Library Voices*
Circle the Dark - TOPS
Way With Silence - Vogue Dots
Burnstick - Close Talker*
A History of Reasons - CAIRO
Let Their Faces All Blur Out - Astral Swans
Kingdoms - Acronyms*
Late - The Moas*
Dream Fatigue - Susan*
Wanted, Needed, Loved - Dumb Angel*
Chasing The Sunset  - Imaginary Cities
I'm Not Falling Asleep - Andy Shauf*
Sunfire Drug Haus - The Radiation Flowers*
The Young Ones Slept - Great Bloomers
If It Feels Good Do It - Sloan
Easy Come Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers
Fantasize - Hannah Georgas

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, talk to you in July!

Take care,


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mostly MoSo Magic

On Thursday June 17, I awoke at the crack of dawn as per usual to host my early morning show on my favourite community radio station.

That day also led into what was a pretty busy weekend, but it is something that has become this thing of beauty, calamity, and awesomeness. Thanks to amazing organizers, volunteers, and people that come together to make MoSo what it is - pure, unadulterated magic.

The conference portion was informative, brought like-minded and passionate folks together for networking and much more. And the music portion - nothing short of amazing. What a varied line-up where there was literally something for everyone. Electronic and experimental, good ol' rock, folky, poppy. WE HAD IT ALL!

Here's my Mostly MoSo Playlist for June 17, 2015

Islands - We Were Lovers*
Mirrors - Acronyms*
Light Sleepers, Heavy Dreamers - Friends of Foes*
All The Time - The Moas*
Our Hearts Were Young - The Wooden Sky
I Wonder - Swervedriver
Dark Night - Radiation Flowers*
Haunt This House - Library Voices*
Hotel Knife - Limblifter
The Playwright - Snake River*
Best Times - Dagan Harding*
Fools Rush In - Faith Healer
You Can Dance - Rae Spoon
In Touch - Suuns+Jerusalem in My Heart
Big House Waltz - Deerhoof
Satellites - Cancer Bats
Hank's Horn Lunar Landing - The Wizards*
Whatcha Doin'? - The Pistolwhips*
When You Left Home - Beat Cops

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

I have discovered (and in some cases re-discovered) some great acts. Thanks MoSo!!

Till next time,


Sunday, June 14, 2015

All We Need


June 11 was another fine Thursday morning on community radio. I got to work with budding host, Daniel, and it was a great learning experience to hear new to me tunes, while also sharing with him the fun that is hosting a show on this fantastic station.

Without further delay, here is this past week's collection o' tunes.

Playlist for June 11, 2015
Joined by Daniel

Sunshine - The Wet Secrets
Sulk - TRUST
Everything Will Change - Les Jupes
Caeser - Ty Segall
Knot in My Heart - Zolas
Nu Sundae - The Courtneys
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Coax Me - Sloan
Paperback - 36?
AM Blues - Bry Webb
Burnstick - Close Talker
Hollywood Forever Cemetary Sings - Father John Misty
Cut Corners - The Sadies 
All We Need - Odesza
House of Common Problems - Silkken Lauman
Immune - Groenland
Take a Little Time - Kathryn Calder
Coffee - Sylvan Esso
A Dream of You and Me - Future Islands
Calendar Girl - Stars
Eyes to the Wind - The War on Drugs
Crying - The Sheepdogs*
Was, Is, and Is To Come - Faith Healer
King of Kreuzberg - Shotgun Jimmie

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, this coming week is going to be the amazingness that is #MoSoFive. Get ready for some awesome moments.

Talk soon,


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Was, is, and is to come

Hello! Holy neglecting the ol' blog, Batman!

It's been a busy month or so. Work, traveling, various endeavours. I'll post more regularly soon, pals. This Faith Healer song seemed fitting for a title, in this instance.

The last few weeks, I've also been joined by some great trainees, at various stages of the learning process - Theresa, Amber, and Daniel! It's been fun to have them join in, learning their musical flair and tastes, as well as helping them prepare to be on air. I've had a blast working with all of them! I've said it before, and I'll say it again - boy do I love this station. What a great bunch of folks with a keen interest in community radio.

Here you go, starting in backwards order from the June 4 show. I will colour code the song picks from the folks in training. :)

Playlist for June 4, 2015
Joined by Daniel

Here Comes the Night Time - Arcade Fire
Huulu - Austra
Needle - Born Ruffians
Best of You - Bend Sinister
The Agency Group - Alvvays
Peace on the Rise - Chad van Gaalen
To The Coast - Close Talker*
Seven AM - Constantines
Count On Me - Cuff the Duke
Peg - The Darcys
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
First - Cold War Kids
Continental Shelf - Viet Cong
She's Not Me - Jenny Lewis

When the City Lights Dim - Cold Specks
18th of December - The Deep Dark Woods*
Weightless in the Dark - The Details
Ship in a Bottle - Little Criminals*
Seeds - Hey Rosetta!
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
Oh, Alberta - Elliott BROOD

Playlist for May 28, 2015
Joined by Amber

Taiga - Slates
Home - Slow down, molasses*
For a Day Like Tomorrow - Swervedriver
Blue Lights - The Moas*
Freedom For A Policeman - Chad van Gaalen
Big D Boogie Woogie - Reverend Horton Heat

Omega Dog - The Dears
Islands - We Were Lovers*
All The Time - Bahamas
True Affection - Father John Misty
No Waves - Shivas
Make Time - Wizards*
Adventure in the Heart - Shotgun Jimmie
The Woods - Ohbijou

Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
Attention - Astral Swans
Moonsong - Foggy Notions*

Places You Will Go - Patrick Watson
Rapids - The Acorn
Receiver - Michael Feuerstack
Los Banditos - The Fjords*

Playlist for May 21, 2015
Joined by Amber

Wicked Ways - Public Animal
Tosta Mista - Hooded Fang
True Hearts - Foam Lake*
Roll with the Punches - Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
My Moon, My Man - Feist
This is Good - Hannah Georgas
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Free Love Is A Sales Technique - Famines

Don't Touch that Dial - Paper Lions
Young Doctors In Love - Digital Leather
Standing In a Line - Shotgun Jimmie

Brill Bruisers - New Pornographers
Hear Comes Your Man - Pixies
O My Heart - Mother Mother
The Other Man - Sloan
Overtired Explorer - The Weakerthans
Soapbox - Sunparlour Players

Black and Tan - Sheepdogs*
Late Night Radio - Slow down, molasses*
River of Jordan - Seahags*
This Town - The Matinee
Hunk Hunt - Shannon and the Clams

Playlist for May 14, 2015
Joined by Theresa
Automatic Ammunition - Public Animal
Credits Roll - Joel Plaskett
Brother - Peter Katz
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers
You Get Older - Whitehorse
Pointless Experience - Viet Cong
All Those Dreams - Neil Young
If Raymond Carver Was Born in the 90s - Library Voices*
All the Pretty Faces - Joel Plaskett
New Wild Everywhere - Great Lake Swimmers
Was, Is, and Is To Come - Faith Healer
Letters - Big Otter Creek
Marie - Astre
Ain't No Lord - Moondoggies
Parade - Golden Dogs
Awake - Folly and the Hunter
Anymore - Sean Burns
Ein Herz kann man nicht reparieren - Udo Lindenburg
Je veux - Zaz
Jenny, Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
Sea Castle - Purity Ring
Come on Down - David Gogo
Evolution - Gentleman
Haus Em See - Peter Fox

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.


The links that you see are for upcoming shows - #MoSoFive and Jazz Fest among them! Check 'em out, if you please.

Talk to you in a few days!

Take care,


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Miss My Friends

*blows off dust*

Hey guys! Wow, I know I've been busy lately, but I didn't realize just how busy! I haven't posted my playlists in a solid month. I was away for my show on April 16, but was happily back the following week.

Here you go, starting in backwards order from today's show! Be sure to check out the links for upcoming shows, festival line-up announcements, award nominations, and other cool facts.

Playlist for May 7, 2015

Raw Spectacle - Miracle Fortress
Laura Palmer's Prom - You Say Party!
Party Police - Alvvays 
This Place Owes Us - Les Jupes
Pine for Cedars - Dan Mangan
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
The Bad In Each Other - Feist
Tall Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
Red Eyes - The War on Drugs
When We Were Young - The Wooden Sky
Ledged Up - Odonis Odonis
Blue Light - The Moas*
Time Running - Seahags*
Baby, We'd Be Rich - Old Man Luedecke
I Wanna Love You - Michael Rault
Miss My Friends - Zeus
Nothing Is Anything (Without You) - Wintersleep
Breezy Day - The Fjords*
Antimatters Of The Heart - Library Voices*
Sick Muse - Metric
Dancehall Domine - The New Pornographers

Playlist for April 30, 2015

From the Night - Stars
Odessa - Caribou
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Art and a Wife - Rah Rah*
Radio - Yukon Blonde
Untouchable - Mo Kenney
Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett
No Woman, No Cry (Bob Marley Cover) - Matt Andersen
Easy Come, Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers
Somebody Somewhere - Amelia Curran
Runnin' - Frazey Ford
In and Out of Love - The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Whatcha Doin' - Pistolwhips*
This City - Friends of Foes*
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Summer Sun - Slow Down, Molasses*
Mirrors - Acronyms*
Dream In Black - The Radiation Flowers*
Hank's Horn Lunar Landing - Wizards*
What Took So Long? - Moondoggies

Playlist for April 23, 2015

Nancy - Deep Dark Woods*
Backyard - Good Lovelies
Out Like a Lion - Whitehorse
Too All My Friends - Michael Rault
Come and Go - Hilary Grist
Peu Importe - Paul Cournoyer
Who Taught You to Live Like That - Sloan
Summer Lovin' - The Danks
Gonna Be Ready - Tokyo Police Club
No Bud Blues - JUMBO*
No One is Lost - Stars
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
French Connection - We We Lovers*
Juliette - Hollerado
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
Fog Friends - Solids
Home - Slow Down, Molasses*
Synethèsie - Malajube
Some Party - Constantines
Out of Here - Cannon Bros.
Sudoku - The Department Heads*
See You on the Moon - Great Lake Swimmers

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, I will valiantly attempt to be more on the ball posting these lists. :)

Take care,


Friday, April 10, 2015


Well, today's show was an eclectic mix, but I was dancing and singing along most of the time, to be quite honest. It was a fun one!

I felt good because the sun was rising ever so beautifully, and when it did come up, it was so bright and warm, even from the seat in studio. I thought the name of the Wet Secrets track I played today was super fitting for the theme of this bright and shiny show.

Playlist for April 9, 2015:

Here Comes The Night Time - Arcade Fire
Beat and the Pulse - Austra
Let Spirits Ride - Black Mountain
Indio - Matt Mays
Money Babies - The Dears
Saskatoon at Midnight - Snowblink
Aside - The Weakerthans
Letter from an Occupant - The New Pornographers
Don't You Know - Bend Sinister
Boo Hoo Hoo - No Sinner
Sunshine - The Wet Secrets
Why Don't You Believe Me? - Small Sins
Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Weighty Ghost - Wintersleep
Seeds - Hey Rosetta!
An Ocean In Between The Waves - The War on Drugs
Black and Tan - The Sheepdogs*
Saturday Night - The Wooden Sky
When She Rides - White Ash Falls
You In Your Were - Kevin Drew
You Can Dance - Rae Spoon

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Remember, it is membership drive time at CFCR! It kicked off last Saturday with a sweet Michael Rault headlined show, and started officially this past Monday, April 6.

There are several ways and occasions where you can get (or renew) your membership -  read about that here.

Do it up! We are eternally grateful for your support. :)

Until next time, 


Monday, April 6, 2015

Rivers of Gold

Hello, mates!

I have been slacking a bit with posting these lists -- apologies!

Well, this past Thursday's show was sure a mix of tempos and sounds, but boy it was fun!

It was a Michael Rault sandwich, as I started and ended my show with this fine musician. He played CFCR's kick-off show last night (Saturday, April 4) at Vangelis. It's the third time I've seen him and he's like a fine wine: gets better with age... or time. Sorry, not super eloquent today.

Playlist for Thursday April 2, 2015

Hiding From a Heartbreak - Michael Rault
Pulling on a Line - Great Lake Swimmers
Hopelessly Lost - Dumb Angel*
Danse Danse Resolution - Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Arena - Suuns
There is XXXX - You Say Party!
Cover Your Tracks - Young Galaxy
Hot Tonight - Tokyo Police Club
Credits Roll - Joel Plaskett
Willow Tree - Chad Van Gaalen
Living and the Dead - Kalle Mattson
Land of Giants - Hooded Fang
Mint - Kathleen Edwards
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
Rivers of Gold - Bry Webb
Painted Pictures - League of Wolves*
Dark End of the Street - Eamon McGrath
Road Regrets - Dan Mangan
The Difference Between Us - Cuff the Duke
Lay Right Down and Die - Michael Rault

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Read more about CFCR's membership drive here!

Till next week!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Past the Stars


Today, I am just plain exhausted, but my time sharing fun tunes was a great boost this morning.

Playlist for March 26, 2015

Kitsch - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
Radio - Yukon Blonde
On My Own - Michael Rault
Reflection - Dumb Angel*
Mirrors - Acronyms*
I'll Bring the Sun - Jason Collett
Hearts Like Bears - Maybe Smith*
Odessa - Caribou
Sweet Disaster - Whitehorse
Bodies at Bay - Cold Specks
Harmonic Steppenwolf - Shooting Guns*
Days In - Wizards*
Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett
Lost in the Light - Bahamas
Shadows Don't Hide Things Anymore - Snake River*
As Far As I Can Tell - Del Barber
Easy Come, Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers
The Agency Group - Alvvays
Past the Stars - By Divine Right
You Got Me - League of Wolves*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Many, many sweet shows coming up, all listed here, I featured many of the upcoming artists today, actually! :)

Don't forget our upcoming membership drive! :)

Take care,


Monday, March 23, 2015

Old Hearts

Whoopsy, life got in the way and I'm late posting my list.

Playlist for March 19, 2015:

Un Canadien Errant - Whitehorse
Start of Something - Megan Nash*
Family Oh Family - Shred Kelly
For the Sun - Close Talker*
Afterlife - Arcade Fire
Bye Bye Montreal - Amelia Curran
Easy Come, Easy Go - Great Lake Swimmers
I Don't Need No Help Getting Down - Michael Rault
When I Close My Eyes - Joel Plaskett Emergency
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah*
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
Peg (Steely Dan Cover) - The Darcys
Leaves, Trees, Forest - Dan Mangan
Old Hearts - Lakefield
Baby, I Won't Do You No Harm - The Sheepdogs*
By Your Side - The Karpinka Brothers*
Young Lions - Constantines
From the Night - Stars
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
When We Were Young - The Wooden Sky
Light Show - Plants and Animals
Travelling - Paper Lions

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Lots of awesomeness coming up, and please note the many links I've shared.

Some cool tidbits:

  • Michael Rault is headlining our Membership Drive Kick-off show.
  • The Sheepdogs, Karpinka Brothers are going to grace the stage at Regina Folk Fest this summer! Proud of my K-Bro pals! :) 
  • The Wooden Sky, Megan Nash, and Rae Spoon will be a part of the amazing festival that is MoSo.
  • Close Talker was at SXSW last week.
  • I learned about this beautiful song by Lakefield after meeting a super cool dude last week who likes Canadian music as much as I do. Check it out! (They've broken up, but they were hella good!)
  • Megan Nash released a new and stunning album last week. This gal rules! 

Well, that's it for now. I've got a nutty week ahead so if I make it to Thursday, I'll talk to you then! (Haha, sorry for the dramatics.)

Take care, 


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Walk On

Hey all.

This week was just a melange of things. I don't really have a science to picking tunes, I just try to have fun, simply because I love music.

Playlist for March 12, 2015:

Art & A Wife - Rah Rah*
Smoke Rings - Royal Tusk
Summer Sun - Slow Down, Molasses*
All Alone (On My Own) - Michael Rault
Nowhere With You - Joel Plaskett Emergency
Walk On - The Hidden Cameras
Welcome - Hey Rosetta!
Leave This World Behind - The Sadies
About Today - The National
I Wish You Well - Royal Wood
Drive Fast - Suzie Vinnick*
A Soft Place To Land - Kathleen Edwards
Downtown - Whitehorse
Sing to the Night - Shred Kelly
For the Best - Rose Cousins
You Smell Like Lies - Little Criminals*
He Brings Out the Whiskey in Me - Amy Millan
Who Are You? - Kathryn Calder
Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Brian Wilson Is A.L.i.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
I've Got Your Fire - Jenn Grant
Better - Hilary Grist

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Our membership drive is coming up very soon, running from April 6-17. This current year's card expires March 31, and there will be lots of opportunities to obtain a new one with the many events planned throughout the duration of the drive.

Our kickoff show is sure to be an amazing time, as Michael Rault will be gracing the stage (yay!!) along with Calgary's Electric Revival and Saskatoon's Triplophonics.

Why be a member? We'll you'd be showing your support for an awesome non-profit based community radio station, you get discounts at local businesses, you have the chance to win lots of prize draws, and well... why not?

Be sure to check out the cool links I shared, including a video featured on Much Music of Slow Down, Molasses. Teenage me who watched that station frequently and shows like The Wedge would have thought it was so cool to see a local band on "The Nation's Music Station." (Do they still call it that?)

Anyway, talk to you the 19th.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Way to be Loved

Hi hi!

It's Smarch again! 

Today's list is a fun and jumbly mix of tempos and goodness, to match our crazy temperatures lately. haha We're supposed to be on the upswing, so I'm going to appreciate that for as long as I can! 

Playlist for March 5, 2015:

Enemies - Hannah Georgas
Rose Garden - Shad
No One Is Lost - Stars
You Can Dance - Rae Spoon
Montréal -40°C - Malajube
Yes! Yes! Yes! - Hey Rosetta!
Neverride - Jennifer Castle
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Summer Sun - Slow Down, Molasses*
The Nights of Wine and Roses - Japandroids
Swift Coin - Land of Talk
Chasing The Sunset - Imaginary Cities
You've Got A Lot On Your Mind - Sloan
Damned - Hilary Grist
Lungs - Valery Gore
Way to be Loved - TOPS
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
Broke and Lonely - Seahags*
Until You - The Karpinka Brothers*
Blue Light - The Moas*
Là pour toi - Paul Cournoyer
Good Winter - Rah Rah*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

This weekend is jammed with TONS of stuff to do. I am not in town, so please go if you're able to and have buckets of fun for me! 

Most namely don't forget Boys Rock for Girls Rock, the International Women's Day fundraiser

Alrighty, until next Thursday, kittens!



Friday, February 27, 2015

I'm Gonna Keep on Dancin'

Yesterday was another fun day on community radio in Saskatoon. :)

I was training a gal yesterday, and she picked a few tunes including Steph Cameron, Joel Plaskett, Luke Doucet, and The Shins. It's always really cool to be able to show budding hosts and volunteers how fun it is to run the doodads that help make radio magic. Thanks Jille!

Playlist for February 26, 2015:

In the End it's Your Friends - Shout Out Out Out Out
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Hieroglyphics - Maylee Todd
Hiding From Heartbreak - Michael Rault
About Love - Slim City Pickers*
My Friend - Paper Lions
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Harriet - Hey Rosetta!
From the Night - Stars
Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin - Elephant Stone
Gimme Sympathy - Elliott BROOD (covers)
Quest for Love - Bend Sinister
Keep Your Balance - Violent Kin
Spades - Jenn Grant
5 Dollars - Steph Cameron
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' - Joel Plaskett
Michigan Left - Arkells
Whatcha Doin' - Pistolwhips*
Blood's Too Rich - Luke Doucet + White Falcon
Pink Bullets - The Shins
I'm Gonna Keep on Dancing - High Ends

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

I saw Hey Rosetta! and Stars on Monday and am still glowing from it all. Happy sigh. :) Arkells are in town tonight (February 27) along with Dear Rouge! That should be a sweet show!

Lots of cool things coming up in the next little while, including our joint event with USSU, the International Women's Day Fundraiser! And of course, Boys Rock for Girls Rock, which is local male-based bands covering girl bands. Is that not awesome!?  Both are for a great cause, and of which I am sadly missing since I'll be out of town. BUT you should go and I will live vicariously through all the awesome fun you'll be having!

Anyway, talk to you next Thursday, March 5!



Thursday, February 19, 2015

True Affection


Boy oh boy, I love this station and sharing music with folks. :) Shared some Father John Misty, classic Sloan, and of course Saskatoon-y goodness.

Playlist for February 19, 2015:

What Arrows - Hey Rosetta!
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Pretty Respectable - Mounties
My Moon My Man - Feist
Magic - Two Hours Traffic
She Lost Her Rock and Roll - Bend Sinister
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Forevermore (Wah? Oh!) - Volcanoless in Canada*
Starts with them, Ends with us - Dan Mangan
Questions - DVAs
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Seeds - Hey Rosetta!
Calendar Girl - Stars
Hometown Hero - Andy Shauf*
True Affection - Father John Misty
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
All the Money I Had is Gone - Deep Dark Woods*
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
Backyard - Good Lovelies
White Dove - Jenn Grant

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

There's lots of link love today, be sure to check it out. I feel all this info needs a bulleted list:
  • Volcanoless in Canada, a fantastic Saskatoon-based former/quasi-together band will be headlining Omfest, the 4th anniversary party for Ominocity. VIC's members have been very musically active with other endeavours, and it will be an awesome event, as per usual! It takes place on April 25.
  • Dan Mangan+Blacksmith will be here on March 6. I will be out of town, and I am le sad. But please go so I can enjoy it vicariously through others. :)
  • We Were Lovers - our hometown sweetheart pop duo will grace the Amigos stage this Saturday.
  • Hey Rosetta! and Stars will be at O'Brien's on Monday - I gave away tickets to that show this morning. Exciting stuff!
  • Regina's own Andy Shauf is TONIGHT, and it's sold out, so if you were one of the lucky ones to snag a ticket, you're in for a fantastic show filled with his lovely tunes and incomparable stage banter.
  • Father John Misty. This new album is so succinct and beautiful. I just love it. The link I shared is the full album stream from Sub-Pop via YouTube. Go enjoy!
  • Elliott BROOD is in Saskatoon tomorrow night with Wilderness of Manitoba. That will be a great show. 
There's so much greatness coming up, including our International Women's Day event, which is always a great evening of celebration. Our Chinese New Year banquet is tonight too. 

Also, if you're awake in the wee hours of Thursday you should listen in on the Homelessness Marathon, which will be broadcasting live from 1 am to 6 am. According to the CFCR website, this annual broadcast is shared by campus and community stations across Canada (there is also an American marathon) in an effort to raise awareness about homelessness in Canadian communities. The Marathon will include segments contributed by 14 stations representing six provinces.

Talk to you on Thursday, February 26!



Thursday, February 12, 2015

Loin d'ici


Sending music-filled well wishes out into the world today. Today's show was all over the place. A good mix of chill songs, folk, and straight up rockin'.

Playlist for February 12, 2015

The Agency Group - Alvvays
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
I Always Will - Royal Wood
Loin d'ici - Cœur de Pirate
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
The Least That She Deserves - Jill Barber
When the City Lights Dim - Cold Specks
Silver Lining - Rilo Kiley
A Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
Count on Me - Cuff the Duke
If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
Seven AM - Constantines
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Come on Out - The Elwins
Whatcha Doin'? - The Pistolwhips*
Crying - The Sheepdogs*
Your Rocky Spine - Great Lake Swimmers
Stuck in the Middle - The Elwins
Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
River of Jordan - Seahags*
For the Sun - Close Talker*
Kitsch - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

You'll notice I shared a few handy dandy links. I played a few artists who have shows coming up pretty soon. Saskatoon's own Close Talker released a stunning video for their song For the Sun, which I played today. It makes Saskatoon look like the crown jewel of the prairies, which is arguably is! The Pistolwhips and Classy Chassys will be lovingly rocking out on the Amigos stage on Valentines Day, so if you wanna swoon to their musical wiles, I suggest you head to that sweetheart of a show. There's actually lots happening on VDay and otherwise, so check it out!

Well, done for another week.

Take care, and talk to you on February 19!



Thursday, February 5, 2015

(Honourary) Prairie Girl

...or "prairietimer" as I have very recently heard. I love that! Haha.

I sometimes can't believe I've been in Saskatchewan for almost 10 years. It hurts my brain, actually. Time flies by! I've also been hosting at CFCR since late 2010. Bonkers, I tell you!

Today's show was a-okay - definitely a chill vibe running through it.

Playlist for February 5, 2015:

Brill Bruisers - New Pornographers
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah*
Lightshow - Plants and Animals
Our Love... - Rural Alberta Advantage
Fire - Yukon Blonde
The First Five Minutes - Sadies
Where Have All the Good People Gone - Sam Roberts
Rolling Numbers - Slim City Pickers*
Tired Hands - Little Criminals*
Emerald Lake, AB - Said the Whale
Antimatters of the Heart - Library Voices*
Fall for You - Young Galaxy
Amour than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
Raw Spectacle - Miracle Fortress
A.L.I.V.E. - Rich Aucoin
Yer Spring - Hey Rosetta!
White Flag - Royal Wood
Tall, Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
By Your Side - Karpinka Brothers*
All the Stars - Rose Cousins

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

The CFCR webpage just recently went through a few updates, it looks great. The page is a great central location for all things radio-station related, as it includes upcoming events, our program schedule, information about the history, cool features, and the list goes on. You should check it out! You can listen live from anywhere as well. :)

Anyway, take care, and see ya next week!



Friday, January 30, 2015

Hold on When You Get Love, Let Go When You Give It


I am slacking a bit, sorry! This month zoomed by at breakneck speeds! It's January 30! 

Yesterday's show was chock full of ear candy... erm.. that sounds gross. But I'm sure you get my drift. Aural delights? I digress. 

I played lots of Sask-based goodies, upcoming features, and a couple of award-nominated tunes from here in our fine city! (And one Grammy-winning band, right AVL?) 

Did JUNO (see what I did there!?) that Shooting Guns are nominated for Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year? And that Deep Dark Woods are nominated for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year in the Group category. Gooooo Saskatoon!

Playlist January 29, 2015:

Are You Dead? - Castle River*
A Thousand Suns - Hey Rosetta!
Rejoice, Remain - Junior Pantherz*
Brotherhood of the Ram - Shooting Guns*
Miles and Miles - Deep Dark Woods*
The Other Man - Sloan
Un Canadien Errant - Whitehorse
Barely Above Me - Jen Lane*
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Come to Light - Arkells
Deny, Deny, Deny - Joel Plaskett
Write it All Down for You - Elliott BROOD 
I am the Night - Amelia Curran
Hold on When You Get Love, Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Turn Up the Stereo - Delhi 2 Dublin
John Farrell Buffalo - Library Voices*
Kitsch - Dan Mangan+Blacksmith
La Balance - Indigo Joseph*
True Hearts - Foam Lake*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Make sure to check out the links I posted above - upcoming shows and the like! 

Take care, and talk at you next Thursday, February 5!



Thursday, January 22, 2015


Ello, ello, dear CFCR listeners!

Today's show was a blast. I'll be honest, I always have fun sharing the tunes and babbling away about random facts on air, but visiting this amazing radio station is quite often the highlight of my week. I played quite a few new-to-me-tunes, including Jenn Grant and Dan Mangan+Blacksmith, and Young Liars.

Playlist for January 22, 2015:

Spades - Jenn Grant + Buck 65
All the Time - Bahamas
Achilles Desire - Whitehorse
Whatcha Doin'? - The Pistolwhips*
Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett
True Hearts - Foam Lake*
Karma - Wizards*
From the Night - Stars
Shift - The Wilderness of Manitoba
Carried Away - Sloan
Evergreen - The Fjords*
Young Again - Young Liars
Love Is a Dirty Word - Jason Collett
What Arrows - Hey Rosetta!
Tabla Boy - Delhi 2 Dublin
Offred - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
Southern Dreaming - The Sheepdogs*
Sunset Strips - Six Moons Later*
Come On Out - The Elwins
Too Bad, So Sad - Michael Rault

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Exciting news - Joel Plaskett is going to be coming back to Saskatoon! I think it's been a good four or five years since he's been back, as he's been busy on the festival circuit, writing and producing. Yay, East Coast goodness. I am one happy prairietimer. (read: Maritimer living in the prairies. ;) haha).

Don't forget to keep an eye out on our handy-dandy events page for upcoming shows and concerts, and check out some of the links I posted above for some interesting tidbits.

Alrighty, talk to you in a week's time!



Thursday, January 15, 2015

Help I'm Alive

Hello! Well, if I needed a musical pick-me-up, it came at a great time! I had a flat tire on my car this morning... le sigh. But many other things about the day so far - including some awesome tunes - have been wonderful. Lovely compliments from a friend in Montreal and a family member in PEI, and a coffee from a fellow host were definitely big reasons to smile. And I'm alive. That's a good day. :)

Playlist for January 15, 2015:

If This Dance Catches On - Mounties
Ship in a bottle - Little Criminals*
The Rear Guard - Old Man Luedecke
This Town - The Matinee
Through & Through & Through - Joel Plaskett
Help I'm Alive  - Metric
Our Love.. - The Rural Alberta Advantage
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Black and Tan - The Sheepdogs*
It Gets Old To Be Alone - The Wooden Sky
This City's A Mess - Said The Whale
Paper In Your Pocket - The Elwins
Calendar Girl - Stars
I Always Will - Royal Wood
You In Your Were - Kevin Drew
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
Dream Invader - We Were Lovers*
Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix) - Rah Rah*
I Am A Heart - Hey Ocean!
This Is The Year - Hilary Grist

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Until next Thursday!



Thursday, January 8, 2015

All I've Ever Known

Well, hello 2015!

You are kind of annoying me so far, what with your sub-zero temperatures and how busy you've been. 

I've been a super mega crankypants this week, but I will say that hosting this morning made things immeasurably more bearable. I was away for Christmas and New Year, so haven't hosted since December 18. I missed the music and the mic. :)

Without further adieu....

Playlist for January 8, 2015:

From the Night - Stars
War on the East Coast - New Pornographers
Trainwreck 1979 - Death From Above 1979
Carried Away - Sloan
The Agency Group - Alvvays
Mess Around - The Pistolwhips*
Harriet - Hey Rosetta! 
Hypersleep - Stella Ella Ola
Why Don't You Believe Me? - Small Sins
Are You Experiencing? - Rich Aucoin
Standing In a Line - Shotgun Jimmie
Don't Like What You Do - JUMBO*
The Weight - High Ends
All Alone - Michael Rault
You Would Never Survive the Winters in This Province - Maybe Smith*
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Of Space and Time - City and Colour
Force + Matter - Foam Lake*
Only Son - Shaky Graves
The Road - Gunner and Smith*
Ichi Ni - Meligrove Band

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

I've got some links up there to shows, and also check this out!

That's it for now, talk to you next week, folks!