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, 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,


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,


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,


Thursday, February 2, 2017

I Feel It All


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,