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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Out there, In the Wild

Well, today is my last official day as a host at CFCR 90.5 FM.

I am moving out of the city next week to start a new life chapter. I am happy for new opportunities and adventures, but will miss everything about CFCR. It enriched my life so much.



I could wax poetic and positive forever (and already have a bit through personal channels). So above is a collage I made of just some of the hundreds of pictures I have of CFCR-related endeavours.

Also, I want to truly express my sincere appreciation. Thank you to those who I've met, volunteered with, been trained by, those who I've trained, my fellow hosts, the staff, the board, the listeners, and my friends and family. It's been an amazing privilege and honour being a part of it all.

I hummed and hawwed about how best to honour my time in sexyxe (sexy YXE, ya know!?), and I thought -- how else but to play as many Saskatoon bands I could jam into a two hour time slot? There were so many more and I named a number that I wanted to fit in but simply couldn't. Like the awesome Man Meat, great pals o' mine who are going to raucously rock Sled Island this year. Also Shooting Guns, We Were Lovers, Caves, Chunder Buffet, and the list really goes on, because, Lord liftin' we have a vast array of talent here in Saskatoon.

We're loaded up with links, so check 'em all out, k?

Playlist for April 13, 2017

For the Sun - Close Talker
Forevermore (Wah? OH!) - Volcanoless in Canada
Sunfire Drug Haus - The Radiation Flowers
Hearts Like Bears - Maybe Smith
New Orbit - The Moas
Summer Sun - Slow Down, molasses
Mirrors - Acronyms
Rejoice, Remain - Junior Pantherz
Out there, In the Wild - Young Benjamins
Wanted, Needed, Loved - Dumb Angel
This Life of Mine - Jen Lane
Rosalee - The Garrys
Who Says Dreams Don't Come True - The Karpinka Brothers
A Million Little Things - Rosie and the Riveters
Wreckless - Little Criminals
Stuck On You - Ride Til Dawn
There's a Light - Kirby Criddle
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later
1984 - The Seahags
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs
Delay our Time - Waitress
Renegades - Economics

*NO NEED TO STAR 'EM, THEY ALL SASKY ARTISTS!

Also, our membership drive is officially winding up tonight with Karaoke Thursday. (FYI: It was formerly coupled with the amazing podcast, This Night Will Change Your Life, which you should subscribe to and keep your eyes and ears open for because there's cool things to come, for sure.)

Alright.

I will not lie, I thought I was gonna sap it up way more today, but I only cried at the end of my show. No tears right now, so that's good.

Much love and here's to awesome community radio! ❤️

xoxo,

kathy g

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Golden Days

Allo.

Well. Life is funny, and interesting.

This is my second to last show with CFCR, I am all finished next week. It is certainly bittersweet. This station, its fine programming, and the stellar people I've gotten to know are amazing. CFCR's presence is the foundation of my life here in Saskatoon.

I have taken an employment opportunity in another city, and will be relocating mid-month.

Alas, the show will go on, with a new host, and I'll carry this station in my heart, for certain.

So, I've got some links about upcoming events, some as soon as this evening! Check it out.

Playlist for April 6, 2017

A New Name for Everything - The Weakerthans
You In Your Were - Kevin Drew
Miss My Friends - Zeus
Confused - Yukon Blonde
Reflektor - Arcade Fire
Truey Bluey - The Garrys*
Dark Dance - Little Scream
Golden Days - Whitney
Heartsigh - Purity Ring
There is XXXX - You Say Party!
Odessa - Caribou
Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
Step Into the Darkness - Said the Whale
Sign - Hush Pup
Reluctant Readers Make Reluctant Lovers - Library Voices*
Cascades - Metric
Dream Invader - We Were Lovers*
This is the Year - Hilary Grist
Oceans Brawl - Coeur de pirate
The Mama Papa - Plants and Animals
Pretty Please - Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

And don't forget - it's membership drive time!


Alright, talk to you on April 13. I'm going to try not to cry during next week's show, but I make no promises. (Read: I'm going to cry. For sure.)

Until next week,  

xo 

k



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Body of Years

Hi folks!

So, tomorrow's the end of March. WHAT?

Today, I met another trainee, John! It was great to teach him about the ins and outs of the station. He also hopped on air for a quick segment too. If people feel ready, I always give 'em the option because you learn by doing with the boards, for sure. Yay more fellow radio colleagues! His picks are in blue below!

Got a couple links fer ya to check out - including a nice article about one of my faves, Jenn Grant. If you are able to go to her show tonight - DO! And if so, I'm jealous!

Playlist for March 30, 2017

Constellations - Black Mountain
Come Alive - The Jezabels
Field Of Trampolines - Shotgun Jimmie
Gimme Sympathy (Metric Cover) - Elliott BROOD
Warm And Sunny Days - The Dears
Daydream - Chic Gamine
Enemies - Hannah Georgas
I've Been Asleep for a Long, Long Time - Hey Rosetta!
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah*
Maison - Les Soeurs Boulay
Je Cherche Un Homme - Jill Barber
Red Dress - Rosie And The Riveters*
Tonight - Ride Til Dawn*
This Life of Mine - Jen Lane*
Sun In An Empty Room - The Weakerthans
Spades - Jenn Grant Feat. Buck 65
Cultured Man - The Zolas
Circle the Dark - TOPS
Take Good Care Of The Poor Boy - Sloan
Delay Our Time - Waitress*
Body of Years - Mother Mother
Neighbourhood #2 (Liaka) - Arcade Fire
Hedonistic Me - Born Ruffians

ALSO... GUESS WHAT?

It's membership drive tiiiiiimmmme!


That's right, it's time to renew for 2017/2018! Yeah, you get discounts at wonderful local businesses, and get the chance to win great prizes and concert tickets on the regular -- all awesome. BUT being a member means you are a part of a great community-run station with fantastic staff, volunteers and great programming. Thought provoking spoken word shows, a wide range of cultural programs, music from every genre a heart can desire! 

That link above lists all the spots where you can get your new card over the next two weeks! 

Aight, take care, talk to you in a week! 

take care, 

k

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Future Politics

Hi, pals.

Hope all's well. Apt title today...

In other news, I thought I was getting a spring cold, but it seems I have allergies. Dang, it's been strange! I can't actually remember the last time I had spring allergies, it was way before I moved out to SK though, so 12+ years, for sure. I think I'm on the mend though. Feeling mostly back to normal(ish), whatever that means.

Got some cool links for you to check out. Some festivals were announced recently, like the Gateway Festival in good ol' Bengough! Great lineup.

I am very much looking forward to seeing Joel Plaskett perform with his father Bill tomorrow at the Broadway Theatre. Dear friends of mine got me a ticket for Christmas! The Mayhemingways are opening for them. They're a two-piece band from Ontario, whom I once saw perform in front of Back Alley Music in Charlottetown, PEI a couple years ago. Should be a great evening!

Playlist for March 23, 2017

Wasted Daylight - Stars
Everything Must Go! - The Weakerthans
Lost in the Plot - The Dears
Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Way With Silence - Vogue Dots
Hang With Me - Dan Mangan
Nowhere With You - Joel Plaskett
Three Cool Chicks - The Garrys*
Sunburned in LA - Library Voices*
These Years - Anna Haverstock*
Sunfire Drug Haus - The Radiation Flowers*
Another Yesterday Again - The Sadies
By Morning - Ghostkeeper
Roll With the Punches - Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
I'll Bring the Sun - Jason Collett
High And Lonely - Eliza Mary Doyle*
Road To Venus - Lief Vollebekk
Strange Weather - Louise Burns
Delay Our Time - Waitress*
Future Politics - Austra
Renegades - Economics*

Alright, talk to you next week. :)

Take care,

k

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sometimes You Got to Be Sad

Oh, hai. How are you? I'm okay. It's Smarch 16 today.

The show this morn was a fun one. Started out with some rockin' tunes, chilled out for a bit. Got a lil dance-y, and then mixed it all up.

Had a few inspirations today. Some friends have been sharing some great tunes with me, I finally got to see Rose Cousins and discovered Erin Costelo thanks to that show. Also featured some great upcoming acts are set to grace our Saskatoon stages. And Coeur de Pirate is going to be at Regina Folk Fest!! Check out the linky-loos I've shared for some fun stuff.

Playlist for March 16, 2017

Love Without Emotion - Pissed Jeans
Sunfire Drug Haus - Radiation Flowers*
Come On - Sunflower Bean
Golden Days - Whitney
Love Stuck - Mother Mother
Minnesota - The Courtneys
Stranger - Miesha and the Spanks
Knot in My Heart - The Zolas
Chains - Rose Cousins
Oh Me Oh My - Erin Costelo
Sometimes You Got to Be Sad - Bros*
Up In the Air - Joel and Bill Plaskett
Pour que tu m'aimes encore - Les Soeurs Boulay
Prends Ma Main - PostScript
Silver - Caribou
In Private - Dusty Springfield
My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit
Eulogy for You and Me - Tanya Davis
Oceans Brawl - Coeur de pirate
Make It On Time - Zachary Lucky*
Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Five Alarm Funk
Tetherball - Karpinka Brothers*
Be My Juliette Greco 1949 - Library Voices*

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Also there's a couple great shows happening tomorrow night for St. Paddy's Day.

Talk at ya in a week,

xo

k

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Further From You

Hello!

Rad radio times to be had today.

I'm a lucky little trainer over here, I had another budding host in with me today - Emily! She was refining her skills, and it was great to chat with her and hear her on-air!

Today's playlist had a couple big themes - mostly femme-led artists and bands, and lots of Sasky goodness. Femme because of #IWD2017, SK awesomeness because we simply have so much of it! :)

Speaking of celebrating fem/me - FEMFEST is TOMORROW NIGHT! It's going to be spectacular! The lovely folks from Girls Rock Saskatoon will also be on hand with a booth chockfull of info about that great endeavour as well.


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Check out the links for cool stuff - upcoming shows and other tidbits!

Playlist for March 9, 2017

Gauntlet - Eekwol*
Uja - Tanya Tagaq
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
That's What You Do Best - Adaline
Prairie Girl - Rah Rah*
There's a Light - Kirby Criddle*
Wind and Sea - Theresa Sokyrka*
A Million Little Things - Rosie and the Riveters*
For the Best - Rose Cousins
Lamp Shade - Megan Nash*
Nothing to Lose - Eliza Mary Doyle*
Sweet Tart - Belle Plaine*
White Dove - Jenn Grant
Omega Dog - The Dears
Evergreen - The Fjords*
The Mama Papa - Plants and Animals
1984 - The Seahags*
First Day of Spring - Jen Lane*
Further From You - Julie and the Wrong Guys
Aurora - Ursa*
Harmonic Steppenwolf - Shooting Guns*
Yesterday's Clothes - Surf Dads*
No Good - Kaleo
Storm Song - Public Animal
Road Regrets - Dan Mangan
Who's Gonna Miss You? - Danny Michel
Wanting - Oh Pep!
Storms - Louise Burns

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Alright, talk to you soon, and see you at FEMFEST!?

take care,

k

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Everything You've Done Wrong - (Mostly) 90s Canadiana

Hi there!

I filled in for the lovely Savhanna on Snake Mountain Mixtape this evening.

I was 100% inspired by a 90s dance party that took place this week. I was thinking how much awesome Canadian music there is and was back in the 90s. Quite a few of the songs I picked were played at our junior high and high school dances back in the day.

So, here's the list for tonight - so much nostalgia!

SMM Playlist - March 4, 2017

Run Runaway - Great Big Sea
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
Courage - Tragically Hip
Remote Control - Age of Electric*
4 am - Our Lady Peace
Grade 9 - Barenaked Ladies
You're a Superstar - Love Inc.
Drinking in LA - Bran Van 3000
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Days Like That - Sugar Jones
Funkmobile - Bass is Base
Northern Touch - Rascalz
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams and Mel C.
Try - Blue Rodeo
That Song - Big Wreck
Digging a Hole - Big Sugar
Red - Treble Charger

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Alrighty, talk to ya during my regular slot on Thursday March 9, unless I fill in again for another rad radio colleague.

peace out,
k

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Don't Come Knocking

Hey pals - Happy Smarch!

Hope all's well. Today, I had another awesome trainee in with me -- a returning host named Chad. It was nice hearing tales from the past. Always love having trainees in and hearing about their shared interest in radio. :)

Chad's picks are below in blue, for your info! Also got some linkyloos down below for you to check out.

Playlist for March 2, 2017

Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett
Yaa I Get It - Shad
And That, Too - BadBadNotGood
Quite Like You - Andy Shauf
Into the Ether - Leif Vollebekk
Shy Women - The Weather Station
Postcard - Jeans Boots*
Sailing Away - Jennifer Castle
Silvermoons - Sunset Rubdown
Repatriated - Handsome Furs
Don't Come Knocking - Ghostkeeper
Kaputt - Destroyer
Moves - New Pornographers
We've Got It - We Were Lovers*
Electrons - Violent Kin*
Cannons - Little Scream
I Need You To Fix This - Economics feat. The Karpinka Brothers*
Heart of the Continent - John K. Samson
Shot a Gamblin' Man - White Cowbell Oklahoma
Bulletproof - Simply Saucer 
Gone to Stay - Radiogram
Chip off the Heart - Rah Rah*
Hearts Like Bears - Maybe Smith*
Automatic - Grand Theft Bus

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

FEMFEST is only 8 days away, and it's going to be a fantastic evening to commemorate International Women's Day.

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Alright, talk to you in a week's time on the 9th.

take good care,

k


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Ready To Shine

Hi there pals! I hope all is very well for you.

I had a nice time putting together this week's playlist, no real theme in mind, just a few artists and songs I'm digging as of late. There's newer and and newish stuff, a dash of nostalgia, a few that evoke some stories, and some picks are just plain ol' random.

Last evening and into this morning, CFCR participated in the 15th Annual Homelessness Marathon, a pan-Canadian initiative by campus and community radio stations to help raise awareness. CFCR has participated the last few years, and provided content via a few of our great shows including Laundry List and Civically Speaking, just to name a couple. Links to those shows available in the right sidebar -------> right over there!

There's some other links below you should check out too, for some upcoming shows, cool videos, and a link to a story about dearly departed Canadian broadcasting legend, Stuart McLean

Playlist for February 23, 2017

Bluejay - Bif Naked
Hang With Me - Dan Mangan (Robyn cover)
Rabid Bits of Time - Chad van Gaalen
Alpha Adept - John K. Samson
Androgynous - The Replacements
Ride On/Right On - Phosphorescent
This City Is A Drag - Hawksley Workman
Furr - Blitzen Trapper
I Got You Babe - Bahamas
Every Minute - Ladies of the Canyon
I Am Aglow - Sarah Harmer
There's A Light - Kirby Criddle*
Light - Jeans Boots*
Chosen - Rose Cousins
Galaxies - Jenn Grant
The Execution of All Things - Rilo Kiley
Hold On When You Get Love, Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Ready to Shine - Young Galaxy
Loveseat - Hannah Georgas
Friction - Adult Karate feat. Adaline
Stupid Dream - Born Ruffians
Lola - The Raincoats
Lost in the Plot - The Dears

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Don't forget our Record Fair is coming up this weekend. It's here, it's here!

FEMFEST is also just a mere two weeks away, and it's going to be a quite a night honouring International Women's Day.

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Alright, talk to you in March.

take good care,

k


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Abide With Me

Greetings, pals in radio. Hope it's been a good week for you!

Today I had a trainee named Fintan in hosting with me. He's got a few shifts under his belt, so today he programmed most of the show. His sweet -- and mostly jazzy -- picks are below in blue.

I love being able to help budding hosts become acquainted with being on air. It always makes me fondly recollect the days when I was learning the ins and outs of the boards and all the knobs and doodads seven (!!) years ago. I can only hope to emulate the greats that trained me back in the day - and pass on the tips of the trade they so thoughtfully imparted on me!

Playlist for February 16, 2017

The Observable Universe - Kid Koala
All is Full of Love - Björk
Bones Attack!!! - Meligrove Band
Settle Down - Young Benjamins*
The Bad In Each Other - Feist
Outro - Vulfpeck
The Riddle - Becca Stevens Band
Oh My God - Alan Hampton
A Good Man is Hard to Find - Sufjan Stevens
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away - Bill Frisell
Wicked Game - Sundro Domincelli
In This Dream - The Garrys*
Here We Go - Jon Brion
Sugar Mama - Deep Dark Woods*
Big City Lights - Deep Dark Woods*
The Oneironaeut - Will Bonness
First Flight - Myriad 3
Reckless - The Classy Chassys*
Thetenthousandthings - Adrean Farrugia
Le Phare - David Braid
Fireweed - Patrick Watson
Abide With Me - Mem 3

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

The Record Fair is coming up NEXT WEEKEND, woot woot! FEMFEST is in a few weeks as well, and it's going to be a great extravaganza to celebrate International Women's Day.

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Alright, talk to you next Thursday.

take good care,


k

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dream Invader

Hi! Happy Thursday!

I had a few sources of inspiration for this morning's show.

Some was sparked by lingering/permanent nostalgia for the vast community that was established at CBC Radio 3. Some dedicated writers and music enthusiasts from that blogging collective have since come together to create their own online indie music blog. A pal from Mexico had posted her playlist, and I had actually already had a few in common! And -- full disclosure, I borrowed a couple more other great ones too -- thanks Reg. ♥

I also wanted to express my sheer adoration for some wonderful local bands -- We Were Lovers and the Karpinka Brothers! Definitely two of my favourites. And the lovely wife of Shawn Karpinka, Alyssa, tipped me off about the enthralling voice of Margo Price. Lots of serendipitous musical occurrences happening this week, I must say.

Otherwise, I just wanted to share a fun flurry of wake-up goodness. I have some sweet links below for you to check out as well - please do!

Playlist for February 9, 2017

Self-Unemployed - The Luyas
I Can Swing A Hammer - The Wet Secrets
Karma Needs to Come Around - Duotang
High Ticket Attraction - The New Pornographers
Execution - Pink Mountaintops
Beacon Hill - Rural Alberta Advantage
Wrath of God - Crystal Castles
I Love You More Than You Love Yourself - Austra
Dream Invader - We Were Lovers*
Magic - Ladyhawke
Ready for the Floor - Hot Chip
Recreational Love - The Bird and The Bee
Main + Broadway - Cub
Sea Stories - Sturgill Simpson
Without You - Thrush Hermit
Tether Ball - The Karpinka Brothers*
The Girl - City and Colour**
The Life of Dreams - Julie Doiron
Please Bless - Tanya Davis
Hands of Time - Margo Price
Sunshine - Schuyler Fisk
A Damn Shame - Crissi Cochrane
If I Needed You - Jill and Matthew Barber
Graceless - The National
Simple Song - The Shins

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.
**Denotes dedication.

Don't forget about the Record Fair, coming up right quick. And of course, the return of FEMFEST!

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Talk at you on February 16.

Take care + 'til next time,

k

Thursday, February 2, 2017

I Feel It All

Hi!

Welcome to February.

Fun show today, little bit o' danceyness, a little bit of local love and flair - many sweet tracks!

Got some links for you to check out as well - like an upcoming show tonight! Also, B.A. Johnston's newest song about donair sauce - an Atlantic Canadian delicacy so tasty and special that I have filled travel size bottles of it to fly back to Saskatchewan with before to share with my pals that are also Maritime exports. Yep. #noshame

Playlist for February 2, 2017

Piano Fire - Sparklehorse
Says You - The Luyas
Letting Go - Braids
Saskatoon - Data Romance
Heart it Races - Architecture in Helsinki
Cascades - Metric
Islands - We Were Lovers*
Rebels of Love - Adaline
I Feel It All - Feist
Don't Dream It's Over - Flock of Dimes feat. Sylvan Esso
To Hold and To Have - The Dears
1984 - The Seahags*
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*
One Of These Days - The Karpinka Brothers*
Wheat Kings - Tragically Hip
Delay Our Time - Waitress*
Good Winter - Rah Rah*
Friday I'm in Love - Yo La Tengo
Truey Bluey - The Garrys*
Drapeau Blanc - Coeur de Pirate
All Alone (On My Own) - Michael Rault
Baby We'd Be Rich - Old Man Luedecke
I Need Donair Sauce - B.A. Johnston
Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service*
Lost in the Light - Bahamas

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Also our 3rd annual Record Fair is coming up at the end of the month - don't miss out!

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Alrighty, talk at ya next week!

Take care, 

k

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Hold On Hope

Hi there!

It's Thursday again, and January's almost done. First month of 2017 is down! How'd it go for you?

Thanks to Winterruption (run by the amazing Broadway Theatre), I got to take in a few great shows last weekend, including the captivating Emma Ruth Rundle, our local rock n' roll sweeties The Moas and Altlantic superdudes TUNS, and every Canadian's hero -- Fred Penner. Each show was so meaningful to me in different ways - each artist was amazing and the company I shared at the shows was wonderful as well. 

I've got a few links for you to check out below for upcoming acts, and be sure to keep an eye on our website for upcoming events - FEMFEST, our annual Record Fair, and lots more. 

Playlist for January 26, 2017

Possession - Saskatchewan
Runaway Love - Diamond Rings
The Heron and the Fox - Little Scream
Bodies at Bay - Cold Specks
My Slumbering Heart - Rilo Kiley
Every Weekday - Camera Obscura
I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory - Kathleen Edwards
Good Day At the Races - Hollerado
Dearly Departed - Shakey Graves
7/4 Shoreline - Broken Social Scene
Utopia - Austra
Joyland - TR/ST
Must Be Love - Young Galaxy
Neon Dad - Holy Fuck
Way With Silence - Vogue Dots
All Lit Up - Repartee
People Talk - We Were Lovers*
Chains - Rose Cousins
Galaxies - Jenn Grant
Hold On Hope - Guided By Voices
Drink to me, babe then - A.C. Newman

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Alright, talk at you in February!

take care,

k

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quite Like You

Hi there!

Hope it's been a lovely week for everyone. I'm personally having a bit of a weird one -- not bad per se, just a bit off the mark. Haha. Music always helps, though. <3

It was great to be back hosting again today -- I'm still so happy to have hosted so many wonderful shows last week on behalf of my radio pal colleague dudes.

I really liked this week's show. A good mix of Saskie talent (which we have an abundance of in our lovely province) older and newer, and some from very soon-to-be upcoming acts which are featured in the links below.

Playlist for January 19, 2017

I Will Not Be Struck - Gord Downie
These Days - Megan Nash*
Happy Idiot - TV on the Radio
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt - Owen Pallett
Little Bubble - Dirty Projectors
Silhouette - Julia Holter
Idiot Heart - Sunset Rubdown
Repatriated - Handsome Furs
Just Drums - Tapes n' Tapes
Step Into the Darkness - Said the Whale
Afterthought - Close Talker*
Quite Like You - Andy Shauf*
Shadows of My Name - Emma Ruth Rundle
Atlantic Ocean - Poor Nameless Boy*
Winter Air - Bears in Hazenmore*
Chip Off the Heart - Rah Rah*
Elephant - Hannah Georgas
Sara Smile - the bird and the bee
Knight of Wands - Au Revoir Simone
New Year's Resolution - Camera Obscura
Tour - The Courtneys
Failsafe - The New Pornographers
Saskatoon Berry Pie - Fred Penner

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists. 

Well, talk and type to you next week.

Take care,

k

Monday, January 16, 2017

Back Among Friends

What an apt title I've chosen!

Welcome back to my playlist blog. The hiatus from posting has mostly come from the fact that my own computer has quit turning on. I've been quasi-getting by on borrowing laptops from pals (thankss!) and using the public computer at the library. Ahh technology, you necessary beast. haha.

Over the last several weeks, I have had a couple of keen trainees learning the boards: Anne and Chris. I will make sure I indicate their picks in colour code (this brings me great amounts of joy -- I love colour coding...yes I am aware I'm a nerd).

Also - HAPPY 2017!

I've been super lucky this past week to be able to help out my fellow radio colleagues by standing in while they were otherwise occupied! On January 13, I had the great pleasure to fill in for Friday Buzz host, the esteemed Brendan Flaherty, and the following day, I was in the hosting chair for the awesome themed show, Snake Mountain Mixtape. SO MUCH RADIO. ♥

So, without further ado, here are the logs from all the shows recently, in reverse chronological order! Also, there are some links to some cool stuff and upcoming shows -- check 'em out!

Snake Mountain Mixtape - Saturday January 14, 2017

Theme: Sun, Moon, Stars

Starseed - Our Lady Peace
Come On - Sunflower Bean
We Built this City - Starship
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Moon Song - Karen O
My Moon, My Man - Feist
I'll Bring the Sun - Jason Collett
Sun in An Empty Room - The Weakerthans
Man on the Moon - R.E.M.
Warm and Sunny Days - The Dears
You - Radiohead
Blue Moon - Beck
Sunshine Blues - Bahamas
Take the Stars - SuperFriendz
Of Space and Time - City and Colour
From the Night - Stars (A Tribe Called Red Remix)
Stars 4-Ever - Robyn
Aurora - Ursa*

The Friday Buzz - Friday January 13, 2017

Lovely Allen - Holy Fuck
We're All Desi - Delhi 2 Dublin
Breath Takers - Ursa*
Northern Air - Elliott BROOD
My Mother's Side - Elliott BROOD
Broke - Joel Plaskett
New Orbit - The Moas*
No Worries Gonna Find Us - Plants and Animals
All the Stars - Rose Cousins
Loveless - Said the Whale
Money Babies - The Dears

Regularly Scheduled Green Eggs and Ham

Playlist for January 12, 2017

Our Love - Sharon van Etten
Red Heart - Hey Rosetta!
Hallways - Islands
Moves - New Pornographers
Camilo - Said the Whale
C'mon Sea Legs - Immaculate Machine
Salad Days - Mac DeMarco
Echo Bay - Ohbijou
Silver Lining - Imaginary Cities
Calendar Girl - Stars
Claire - Rheostatics
Hamburg, Noon - Land of Talk
Lovely Allen - Holy Fuck
VuVuVu - MSTRKRFT
Mushaboom - Feist
Lost Cause - Hannah Georgas
Gravity - Amelia Curran
Cold Snap - Weeping Tile
Careful - Public Animal
Good Old Days - Danny Michel
Jigsaw Heart - Elliott BROOD
Solidarity - Joel and Bill Plaskett
Safe and Sound - Hawksley Workman
Up Against the Wall - The Be Good Tanyas
You, Me and the Bourgeoisie - The Submarines

Playlist for January 5, 2017

Afterlife - Arcade Fire
All I've Ever Known - Bahamas
Purple Heart - Imaginary Cities
I'll Bring the Sun - Jason Collett
You Would Never Survive the Winters in this Province - Maybe Smith*
New Orbit - The Moas
Omega Dog - Dears
Daylight - Adam Baldwin
Broke - Joel Plaskett
Lost and Found - Karpinka Brothers*
Back Among Friends - TUNS
Ageless Beauty - Stars
True Affection - Father John Misty
Wait - Megan Nash*
Tall, Tall Shadow - Basia Bulat
The Mama Papa - Plants and Animals
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
Are You Experiencing - Rich Aucoin
We've Got It - We Were Lovers*
Renegades - Economics*
Emerald Lake, AB - Said the Whale
The Middle Road - The Sheepdogs*

Playlist for December 29, 2016 
Featuring picks from trainee, Anne!

Radio - Sylvan Esso
Bodyache - Purity Ring
Hummed Low - Odessa
Utopia - Austra
Honesty - Paper Lions
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Patti Smith (Nirvana Cover)
Race to the Bottom - Dan Mangan
Shine A Light - Wolf Parade
Good Guy - Lakefield
Just One of the Guys - Jenny Lewis
Cut Me Loose - Lady Wray
Don't Walk Away Eileen - Sam Roberts
Ghost Ship of Cannibal Rats - Billy Talent
Vor Vagiskogi - Kaleo
The Dark - The Wine Soaked Peaches
Something Something - Code Pie
Pastel - Tropic Harbour
Fake It - Bastille
Strangers - Boreal Sons
Wonderland - Ladyhawke
Little Corner of the World - Yo La Tengo
Twin Cinema - New Pornographers
How Deep Is Your Love - The Bird and the Bee
Breath Takers - Ursa*
Auld Lang Syne - Hilary Grist

Playlist for December 22, 2016
Featuring picks from trainee, Chris!
Featuring holiday-esque tunes!

Red Heart - Hey Rosetta!
We Lost Everything - The Dears
Hang With Me - Dan Mangan (Robyn Cover)
Elevator Love Letter - Stars
Never Be Mine - Angel Olsen
Last Christmas - Coeur de pirate
Happiness by the Kilowatt - Alexisonfire
Call Me in The Afternoon - Half Moon Run
House of Souls - Volcanoless In Canada*
Only Rain - Safe to Say
Passenger - Rarity
Reinventing Your Exit - Aaron Gillespie
Kept - Movements
My Heroin - Silverstein
Flux and Flow - Lights
Sun in An Empty Room - The Weakerthans
So Down Low - The Elwins
C'mon Sea Legs - Immaculate Machine
Model Homes - In-flight Safety
Merry Christmas - Stompin' Tom Connors
Hallways - Islands
Make it Gold - Ohbijou
Dusty Road - The Seahags*
Star Witness - Neko Case

Playlist for December 15, 2016
Featuring picks from trainee, Anne!

Late - The Moas*
Careful - Public Animal
Out There in the Wild - Young Benjamins*
Sing To Me - Twin Voices*
Wreckless - Little Criminals*
Hell - Tegan and Sara
A Million Dollars - Joel Plaskett
I'll Be Loving You - King Khan and the BBQ Show
Hieroglyphics - Maylee Todd
Crash Landing - Rae Spoon
The Mighty Birch - PandaCorn*
Cascades - Metric
When the Wind Wakes Me - Six Moons Later*
Loveless - Said the Whale
River of Jordan - The Seahags*
Hold On When You Get Love, Let Go When You Give It - Stars
Coffee - Sylvan Esso
Keep Your Balance - Violent Kin*
Delay Our Time - Waitress*
Rock With Me - We Were Lovers*
Love on the Rocks - Adam Baldwin
Confessions Part II - BadbadnotGood
Fall For You - Young Galaxy

Playlist for December 8, 2016
Featuring picks from trainee, Chris!

Montreal -40C - Malajube
Like a River - My Morning Jacket
New Orbit - The Moas*
Desire 126 - Hollerado
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Chasing the Sunset - Imaginary Cities
Fools Rush In - Faith Healer
Niagara - Ohbijou
A Million Little Things - Rosie and the Riveters*
1984 - The Seahags*
Throw it All Away - TUNS
Gimme Sympathy - Elliott BROOD (Metric cover)
Heartsigh - Purity Ring
Choisis Tes Mots - Economics*
Loveless - Said the Whale
Everything You've Done Wrong - Sloan
The House Inside - Sam Roberts
Rebellion - Arcade Fire
Defector - Black Mountain
If Tragedy's Appalling, Disaster's An Addition - .moneen.
Where the Force is Low - Lights
Sidewalk When She Walks - Alexisonfire
One Shot - Bend Sinister
Amour than Amis - Two Hours Traffic

Playlist for December 1, 2016

Working Full Time - Constantines
Palmistry - Great Lake Swimmers
It Ain't Easy - Seahags*
Fine Lines - Susan*
All In A Row - Dead Ghosts
Peter's Pickles - Mac DeMarco
Ancient Ruins - Junior Pantherz*
Lo-Fi Junkie - Grey Lands
Ro Ro Roland - Tangiers
Let You Go Cold - Superfriendz
Listen Up - Sylvie
Terrible Thing - The Guthries
All The Stars - Rose Cousins
They Should Have Shut Down the Streets - AC Newman
The Mama Papa - Plants and Animals
All Alone - Michael Rault
Peace on the Rise - Chad Van gaalen
Loin d'ici - Coeur de pirate featuring Sam Roberts
Ride it Out - Imaginary Cities
Truey Bluey - The Garrys*
True Love Knows - La Luz

Playlist for November 24, 2016

Party For One - The Garrys*
AM Blues - Bry Webb
Robots - Dan Mangan
Aside - The Weakerthans
Amour than Amis - Two Hours Traffic
One Shot - Bend Sinister
Golden Lion - Besnard Lakes
Arena - Suuns
BSE - Young Galaxy
Shortie - Hannah Georgas
Islands - We Were Lovers*
I Need You to Fix This - Economics*
Coffee - Sylvan Esso
Knight Moves - Chilly Gonzales
True Affection - Father John Misty
Wheat Kings - The Tragically Hip
Crash Years - New Pornographers
Drapeau Blanc - Coeur de pirate
This Is the Year - Hilary Grist

Playlist for November 17, 2016

Blood On Our Hands - Death from Above 1979
I'm Not Ready - Sumner Brothers
The Short Happy Song - Huevros Rancheros
Heart Wrenching Man - Thrush Hermit
Winding Watch - Rebekah Higgs
One Last Midnight - Simone Denny
Cold Highway - The Barrelmen
Spine to Necklace - Tangiers
The City - League of Wolves*
Love U When You're Walking Away - Plumtree
Full Circle - Half Moon Run
Dancing Burnout - The Radiation Flowers*
Mixed Messages - TUNS
Never Be Mine - Angel Olsen
Strange Country - Kacy & Clayton
Amerika - Wintersleep

Playlist for November 10, 2016

The Rio Grande - Kacy and Clayton*
Swift Coin - Land of Talk
Drapeau Blanc - Coeur de pirate
Fantasize - Hannah Georgas
Don't Hold Back - Good Lovelies
Warm and Sunny Days - The Dears
Golden Lion - The Besnard Lakes
Permanent Hesitation - Born Ruffians
Baby Give Up On It - Junior Boys
Why Don't You Believe Me? - Small Sins
Renegades - Economics*
How Do You Do It? - Empress Of
He Brings Out the Whiskey In Me - Amy Millan
Lights Out - Angel Olsen
Fools Rush In - Faith Healer
I am A Heart - Hey Ocean!
Purple Heart - Imaginary Cities
Roll With the Spirits - Sam Roberts Band
Back Among Friends - TUNS
I'll Bring the Sun - Jason Collett

*Denotes Saskatchewan-based artists.

Thank you for reading, and I should be able to post these more regularly now!

take care,

k