Sunday, April 20, 2008

Today was pretty straight-forward. Not too much talking on my part meant I got more songs in than I usually do. I got into some new stuff from Destroyer and the Constantines, as well as some old stuff from Dinosaur Jr and Joan of Arc. Nothing too weird.

There are some fun things going on in Victoria this upcoming week:

April 24
Colourbook, Ghosts, Vincat at Logan's Pub, $5

April 25
The Blankket, Blanck, Almonds, Cohen at Camas Bookstore, $5, doors at 8

The Blankket is the solo project from Steve Kado. Steve is a founder of the Blocks Recording Club, as well as a member/former member of Ninja High School, The Hidden Cameras, Lenin I Shumov, Barcelona Pavillion, Germans, Jon-Rae and the River, and a few others that I cannot remember. He is a crazy person to watch perform. To quote Bob Wiseman, "The show will be good. It will be intense." The show also doubles as a sort of Old Life Records Compilation release party. Look at Cody's nice poster.

Tune in next week as I should have an interview with Steve to air for you.


Artist - Album - Song
Kevin Drew - Spirit If... - Farewell to the Pressure Kids
Vermicious Knid - Smalltown Devotion / Hometown Compulsion - Glowing Boys
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams - Blue Flower / Blue Flame
The Constantines - Kensington Heights - Shower of Stones
Baby Eagle - Baby Eagle - Let Wander Your Restless Heart
Shotgun & Jaybird - Trying to Get Somewhere - Lovers of the World Be on Time Tonight
Dinosaur Jr - Bug - Budge
Times New Viking - Rip It Off - Teen Drama
Videohippos - Unbeast the Leash - Narwhals
Beach House - Devotion - Astronaut
Joan of Arc - A Portable Model of - The Hands
Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam - Music is my Boyfriend
Rural Alberta Advantage - EP - Rush Apart
Woodhands - Heart Attack - Breaking Up

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weird. Droney. Boring. Annoying. That's what the show was today. I enjoyed getting into some of the stuff that doesn't always fit in my show. Annoying is how most people I've talked to described the hour. Just be happy I ran out of time to get into Hair Police and Peter Brötzmann.

Still, I don't think this playlist was really all that weird. Sure, a 45-minute symphony of computer printers, or a lecture about a song is not exactly pop music, but I think all the stuff on here is exciting and interesting to listen to. It can be a challenge, but I think it can also be rewarding.

I guess I've just become a little disillusioned with my show and playing what feels like the same old thing each week. Apologies if the show was a struggle to listen to, but I hope you at least found something exciting in there. Perhaps putting everything strange together into one hour isn't the best way to go about playing these artists.


Artist - Album - Song
The User - Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix - Track 11
Barr - Beyond Reinforced Jewel Case - Lights Out
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs - Experimental Music Love
Collapsing Opposites - Music and Words - Words
Deep Dark United - Ancient - Nun or a Bawd
PDF Format - Demo - God Only Knows 64
AIDSwolf - Lovers LP - The Hat Collector
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - The Exchange Session Vol. 1 - Electricity and Drum Will Change Your Mind
Spencer! - Live - Radio Canada Hulla Ballu
Bob Wiseman - The Legend - Buster

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Artist - Album - Song
Magic Weapon - Residue Hymns - Charles (the Red One)
Shapes and Sizes - Split Lips, Winning Hips, A Shiner - Teller / Seller
Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel - River Card
Why? - Alopecia - A Sky for Shoeing
Ecstatic Sunshine - Freckle Wars - Freckle Wars
Xiu Xiu - Women as Lovers - Under Pressure
Ok Vancouver Ok - I Get So Drunk About Songs About Love - Love's So Great!
High Places - Love and Circuits: Carboard Records Compilation - Canary
Maps and Atlases - Love and Circuits: Carboard Records Compilation - Song for Ghosts to Haunt to
Woelv - Tout Sans...... - Reconciliation
Woodhands - Heart Attack - Be Back Soon
Bocce - Hi Birdbear / Can't Reason Do It
Liars - Liars - Pure Unevil