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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!