Sunday, November 25, 2007

It was SOCAN week up at CFUV, which basically means that all the programmers play as much Canadian stuff as possible and spend too long filling out extra paperwork. I'm not really sure how the whole thing works, but all the Canadian artists who are registered with SOCAN get a few cents when we play their songs. In honour of the occasion it was an all Canadian show on Carload of Whatever. Ironically only one of these artists is registered with SOCAN. Can you guess who it is??!!

Noteworthy on the playlist are the Ok Vancouver Ok and Collapsing Opposites tracks. Both bands were in town on Saturday night, but I know you weren't there unless you were Cody, Andrea, Andrew or Jordan. As summed up well by Cody, "I guess we're not influential bloggers." The lack of attendance was a shame, but a great night none-the-less. Don't miss out next time around. I've come to realize how disconnected I am from the Vancouver music scene, so I felt like Saturday's show was a good little introduction.

The Barmitzvah Brothers song was about Show Promoters and how no one ever comes to shows. The Barmitzvah Brothers thank the promoters for their hard work. Their new album is called Let's Express Our Motives and is full of "under-appreciated job songs." Maybe your job is honoured with a song.

Woah, new Holy Fuck....woah, old Barcelona Pavilion....


Artist - Album - Song
Holy Fuck - LP - Super Inuit
Woodhands - 7" Split - Can't See Straight
Barcelona Pavilion - EP - The Manganese
Republic of Safety - Passport - Quoin Quoin
The Barmitzvah Brothers - Let's Express Our Motives - Show Promoter
Ok Vancouver Ok - I Get So Drunk About Songs About Love - Pink et Bleu
Collapsing Opposites - Inside Chance - What's That Sound
The Screaming Eagles - Enemy Gold - Newsies!
Balacade - Space Dog EP - I Just Want More
The Phonemes - EP - Steeples and People
Sound Stories - Spiral Ship - I Was Alive Pt 2
Nifty - A Sparrow! - Tinto de Verano

P.S. Old Life Records has a fancy new website! Check it out! Order records!

Gang, I'm in Montreal this Sunday and Toronto next Sunday so you will have two lovely fill-ins taking over for me. Sunday, November 11th the lengendary Andrea Wong will extend the fun-loving program Gumdrops and Lollipops into a two hour long show. On Sunday, November 18th the mighty Troy Lemberg will play music for you. You don't want to miss this. Carload of Whatever will resume Sunday, November 25th and I'll probably have new records to play for you. Also, keep an eye out for the new Renegade Radio which should be out in the relatively near future.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

There is a fun fun time going on at Logan's on Tuesday night. Jon Rae is cancelling a day of camping on the island to come and play for us in Victoria. He will be joined by your favorite band Colourbook and their friends Octoberman from Vancouver. Kicking things off will be Balacade, though I don't think with a full band anymore because the band doesn't know the songs yet. 6 bones. Crazy.

Here's the playlist from this week:

Artist - Album - Song
Octopus Project - Hello, Avalanche - I Saw the Bright Shinies
Efterklang - Parades - Mirador
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup - A Sunday Smile
N.I.F.T.Y. - A Sparrow! A Sparrow! - Fill the Arena with Sand
Panda Bear - Person Pitch - Comfy in Nautica
Saturday Looks Good to Me - Fill Up the Room - Hands in the Snow
Born Ruffians - Hummingbird - Hummingbird
Man Man - Six Demon Bag - Van Helsing Boombox ****
Colourbook - Colourbook - Lung Fung
Magic Weapon - Residue Hymns EP - Sandstorms
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Deeper into Movies

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