A Playlist Blog for Thursday's 6 to 8 am edition of Green Eggs and Ham,
CFCR's 90.5 FM's Morning Show

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,