Theme: Newer music
I was planning on doing a show with lots of new releases, but in looking at the new release section at the station there wasn't a whole lot of CDs that caught me eye. Good thing I brought a lot of new music myself.
At the end of the first set I played a song by local band the Haunches. On their website they invite you to remix their songs and send them your results. See details here: www.dadmobile.com/haunches/remix/
I ended with a song by the Stars whom I saw with Mary and Chris in Regina a couple of Fridays ago (that is why I missed the last radio show in case anybody noticed or cared).
Friday, January 20, 2006
Friday, January 6, 2006
Theme: Best of 2005
I didn't really have an overall strategy on how I played the songs on the Best of 2005 show, however I did leave my picks for the top 3 albums of the year until close to the end.
I had a tough time picking the top album from my top three. But in the end, I chose the CD that I most consistently wanted to be in my player, New Order's "Waiting For The Siren's Call". I know it is old school but even after all these years they still managed to put out a solid album. I put the Diskettes down as number two with their album "Weeknights at Island View Beach", their low-fi sound is about as far from New Order's as you can get. The Magic Numbers self-titled CD was number three, the album is filled with lots of incredibly catchy songs.
You can see all my picks for the best of 2005 here: http://www.civil.uwaterloo.ca/frseglen/archive/setlists/2005/best_of_2005.htm
One of the hardest things I had to do was to make sure that the albums and singles were actually released in 2005. I was good with most of the albums, but I was surprised at how many of my picks for singles were actually from 2004. Then there is also the difficulty in deciding what to do about albums that were released in their native countries in 2004 but not in Canada till 2005. That is why my number one single is "Heartbeat" by Annie, although it was released in Europe in 2004, it only came out here in 2005.