Theme: Hillside Preview
I got the party started with the first set of danceable music, starting off with my top song by the Pipettes who released their debut album in England this week, unfortunately I haven't seen a North American release date.
The second set featured some of the acts that are going to play the Grad House the Thursday night following the show. Along with great local act Knock, Knock, Ginger the evening features Henry Faberge and the Adorables as well as the Bicycles. I remember the Bicycles from when I saw them with Derek open for I am the World Trade Centre a few years back in Toronto. Even back then I thought the Bicycles were something special and now they have come out with a great debut album.
The Hillside preview highlighted a few of acts that I was looking forward to seeing in Guelph at the Hillside Festival the next weekend. As well as the musical acts I also tried to touch on the various workshops and other things that make the Hillside Festival so enjoyable.
On the festival theme, Michael T e-mailed me that him and Garth were going to see Sonic Youth and the Go! Team in August. Also in that set, the song by the Submarines sounded so much like the Stars that I had to play them next.
I ended the show with a song from the movie Clerks II that I saw at a free preview the night before the show, the Talking Heads song played over the opening credits. I enjoyed the movie, it wasn't as good as Chasing Amy or the original Clerks, but it was a good return to form.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Friday, July 7, 2006
Theme: Art, Daniel Johnson, and the Bikini
In the week before this show, I went to see the movie about quirky alternative singer Daniel Johnston (http://www.hihowareyou.com/) called "The Devil and Daniel Johnston", it was quite good and I recommend it to people familiar with him, however I don't know how the movie would be for people who aren't.
During the movie, they interview the lead singer of the band the Butthole Surfers while he was getting a tooth filled at the dentist, I didn't like that scene. Anyway, I played the song Sweat Loaf as it was featured in the movie and it reminds of my days at CHRW where Dave, Brian, and I used to play that song and mix in wacky sound bites during the quiet parts, the original mash up. I tried it here with the only spoken word record I could find in the station - George Carlin, but no matter who it was, I think that it needs to be about 4 in the morning before the process makes sense.
I played the Diskettes song "Art" as Michelle was part of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition going on that weekend in Toronto. I ended the show honouring the 60th anniversary of the bikini, it was introduced on July 6, 1956 although it was already being worn by French women for many years, that style of swimsuit got its name that day. Plus I never need an excuse to play "Wild Bikini" by Tullycraft.