Sunday, November 30, 2008

Carload of Whatever is now an hour and a half. Louis & Gimmie Gimmie Octopus have left Sunday Surprise and moved to the Saturday 3 30 to 5 slot. Gumdrops & Lollipops and I have absorbed his show by taking on an extra half hour each. G&L is now from 2 - 3 30 and Carload of Whatever is now from 3 30 to 5.

I think it is going to take a week or two to get back into the groove of doing an hour and a half show again. The good news (at least in my mind) is that there is more time each week for stranger and longer tracks that I usually can't fit in. The bad news is there is more opportunity for bad tracks to sneak into the playlist. This week I cite the Of Montreal and Parts & Labor tracks as examples of the dangers of an extra half hour - blehhhh.


Artist - Album - Song
Vaselines - The Way of the Vaselines - Teenage Superstars
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping - Triphallus to Punctuate
Manhattan Love Suicides - Burnt Out Landscapes - Jonny Boy
Parts and Labor - Receivers - Nowheres Nigh
The Feelies - Only Life - Away
Television - Marquee Moon - Prove It
Benoit Pioulard - Temper - Sweep Generator
Benoit Pioulard - Temper - Golden Grin
Department of Eagles - In Ear Park - Teenagers
Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - NYC - Departure
Mutators - Secret Life - Trick Animals
dd/mm/yyyy - 777" - Vantan
dd/mm/yyyy - 777" - X-Factor
Frog Eyes - 7" Split - Policy Merchant
Mt Eerie with Julie Doiron and Fred Squire - Lost Wisdom - Voice in Headphones
Destroyer - Trouble in Dreams - My Favorite Year

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's been busy so I didn't update last week. I lost last week's playlist in all the band coming and going confusion. The playlist wasn't really all that exciting, but the show was quite fun. Andrea, Louis and I combined for a special 3-hour Sunday Surprise edition with a live studio session from Prairie Cat and an interview with Hot Panda. If you missed it and were interested in listening, I'll post both interviews on here when I get some free time (I don't have that right now). The Bicycles were planning on stopping by as well, but unfortunately missed their ferry. Next time...

Andrea and I put on our 10th all ages show last Sunday night, appropriately with the band that kicked off our unplanned foray into all-ages show promotion two years ago. It was fun. Maybe you were there too?

There is a fun event this Saturday night. Recyclistas is having its fifth birthday party, and to mark the occasion are having a party at the shop, complete with bike race and band fun. Cobras Cobras Cobras, Candles, 'It It and Great Wood Chipper are playing. Woah man.

I was in Vancouver last week and saw Deerhunter and Times New Viking play. It was extremely loud and I enjoyed every moment. Were you there? Was the bass player on drugs? Has their new guitarist been practicing being a rock star since she was small?

Other questions: is Penny Rimbaud a good poet? His role on the new Japanther record boggles my mind. Someone defend him so I can understand it better.


Artist - Album - Song
Times New Viking - Stay Awake EP - Call and Respond
dd/mm/yyyy - 777 - Jackpot
dd/mm/yyyy - 777 - Super VGF
Aids Wolf - Cities of Glass - General
Belle & Sebastian - BBC Sessions - Lazy Jane
Lou Reed - Berlin: Live at St Ann's Warehouse - Caroline Says Pt II
Dirty Projectors - The Glad Fact - Naked We Made It
Cause Co-Motion! - It's Time! - Only Fades Away
Cause Co-Motion! - It's Time! - Baby Don't Do It
Cause Co-Motion! - It's Time! - This Just Won't Last
Nail Salon - Rad City (7-Eleven) - Tape Deckz
Balacade - Sundown Morning - Satellite City
Japanther - Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt - Bloated Corpse
Japanther - Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt - Africa Seems So Far Away

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I feel like I played more songs than I wrote down... I guess they were all a little longer than usual. Is something missing??

I was a little concerned about what I was going to play on the show this week, but a whole slew of really great new releases made my job quite easy. I particularly enjoyed that Crystal Stilts song I played. I am listening to the rest of the record right now and it is all quite moody and dark, with nice little pop hooks buried under the mess. This one is good!

Next week a bunch of bands are coming to the station and taking over Gimmie Gimmie Octopus, Gumdrops and Lollipops and Carload of Whatever. They might even play some songs! I'm not entirely sure who is coming right this moment, but I will update on here once it is all sorted out. The visit is connected to a show going on later that night:

Andrea and Ryan Presents

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Bicycles!
Hot Panda
Prairie Cat
The Secret World of Animals

All Ages! at Camas Book and Infoshop (Quadra & Kings)
Doors at 7 30.

Bicycles are on tour from Toronto and are making their big return to Victoria after a fun ol' time two years ago. More info here or you could look it up on Ffffacebook.


Artist - Album - Song
No Age - Weirdo Rippers - Every Artist Needs a Tragedy
Tradition - s/t - Before the Altar
Benoit Pioulard - Temper - Ahn
Crystal Stilts - Alight the Night - The Dazzled
Lou Reed - Berlin: Live at St Ann's Warehouse - Sweet Jane
Times New Viking - Stay Awake EP - Call and Respond
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Cover Me (slowly)
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Agoraphobia
Desolation Wilderness - White Light Strobing - Come Over in Your Silver Car
Aids Wolf - Cities of Glass - Tied Up In Paper

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Two hours this week because I filled in for Gumdrops & Lollipops. I always play Beat Happening when I fill in for G&L. I didn't mean to play three songs though! Midnight a Go-Go just sneaks up on you. I guess playing songs off vinyl requires more concentration than I was giving it, but I don't think anyone was complaining.

Minutia: Cat Walk was the first Beat Happening song I ever heard.

Also, woah! There is a new Japanther record coming out. Well, it is sort of already out. Somehow they snuck that one past me. You can find it on Wantage Records. It's called Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt. Can you believe it?!

Also, rock show in a church this Wednesday:



Artist- Album - Song
Magnetic Fields - Distortion - Please Stop Dancing
Beat Happening - Jamboree - Cat Walk
Beat Happening - Jamboree - Drive for a Girl
Beat Happening - Jamboree - Midnight a Go-Go
No Kids - Come into my House - For Halloween
The Macadamia Brothers - Tomatoey Plates EP - Misplaced Footwear
Karl Blau - Nature's Got Away - Mockingbird Diet
The Feelies - Only Life - It's Only Life
High Places - S/T - Golden
Chad Van Gaalen - Soft Airplane - Molten Light
Sta-Prest - 7" - Form Fitting
Vivien Girls - S/T - Damaged
Almonds, Cohen - Ontario (on stereo)! - Cat Bird Girl


Artist - Album - Song
Cobras Cobras Cobras - Today! Tomorrow! - Havana Affair
Cap'n Jazz - Analphabetapolothology - Little League
Mt. Royal - Mad Foxes - Come On
Joy Division - Substance - No Love Lost
Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08 - Screaming Hand
The Music Tapes - Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes - Majesty
Tindersticks - The Hungry Show - The Hungry Show
The Replacements - I Will Dare (Single) - I Will Dare
Japanther - Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt - Bumpin' Rap Tapes
Japanther - Dump the Body in Rikki Lake - Pleased to Meet You
Royal Trux - Cats and Dogs - Teeth
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Eaguru Guru
Misfits - Walk Among Us - Skulls