Theme: My Sentimental Heart
|I have to thank Mary for my best song of the week, she asked me if I had heard "Sentimental Heart" by She & him, at the time I had not heard of the song but really enjoyed it when I heard it. So much so that I picked up the CD entitled "Volume One" when I saw it in a record store the past weekend. The band consists of M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel but you can listen to the show to find out more about She & him.|
When playing the "Let's Ride Mega Mix" by Gonzales I started thinking about what is this year's song of the summer. Although I didn't particularly listen to the song this summer it has the elements of a good summer song with the funky beats and summer vibe.
The last set ended with the band the Stolen Minks (friends of the show) who came on my show last year. This year they are doing a mega 10 week tour across Canada and the US and if you are reading this anywhere in North America the chances are they are going to be playing in your town. Check out their tour schedule here http://www.myspace.com/stolenminks and read their tour blog here: http://thestolenminks.exclaim.ca/
And I ended with a request that I finally played for Paul that he made way back before my last show on CKMS, sorry about being so late.
She & Him - Sentimental Heart
Therea Andersson - Birds Fly Away
Firefox AK with Tiger Lou - Winter Rose
Yo La Tengo - Our Little Corner Of The World
Hello Saferide - San Francisco **For Karen
Marching Band - Makeup Artist
Peace In Our Time - Desperate for something to say
The Second Band - No Song
Speedmarket Avenue - I Can Tell By Here Eyes
The Gresham Flyers - Shiftwork
salut!machaut - Train Song
Billie the Vision and The Dancers - Lily From The Middleway Street
I'm From Barcelona - Music Killed Me
The Polyphonic Spree - Running Away
Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Love Will
Pop Levi - Never Never Love
Sad Day For Puppets - Hush
Crystal Castles - Courtship Dating
Natalia Clavier - Dormida
Air France - No Excuses
The Virgins - Rich Girls
Monte Marde - Highschool Drama
Gonzales - Let's Ride Mega Mix (C)
New Radiant Storm Kings - Undignified
Born Ruffians - Hummingbird (C)
Okkervill River - Lost Coastlines
Hawaii Mud Bombers - Chewy - Lovie
The Stolen Minks - Peppy Twist (C)
Holiday Flyer - I'm Here, You're Gone
(C) Denotes Canadian Content
Friday, August 29, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Theme: Baseball and blip.fm
|I was happy with my first non-CKMS podcast, however I am still working out some of the bugs in my system. Thus I apologize for any uneven levels, blowing into the microphone, and songs playing on while I was talking. |
As for the show, Derek sent me a song by The baseball project, an album of songs about baseball put together by Steve Wynn and Scott McCaughey. The song I played, "The Yankee Flipper", chronicles the time that Jack McDowell gave the finger to the New York fans and the events that lead up to that moment. Read more about the baseball project here http://www.yeproc.com/artist_info.php?artistId=12539 .
I also did a set of songs that I found out about through the website blip.fm , where people recommend songs (or "'blip" them) along with short comments on the songs. I played a few songs from two of my favourite DJs on blip, Seeshell and VanillaJ, unfortunately you have to sign up as a DJ in order to see their picks, but it is free and quick.
One of reasons that I have to go on with the show is my reaction when I heard about the passing of Isaac Hayes, the first thing I thought was "I should play an Isaac Hayes song on my next show".
Friday, August 1, 2008
Theme: Last Show On CKMS
|Well my final show went down exactly as I had hoped; lots of people at the station, lots of people playing songs, lots of people sharing stories about CKMS. Thanks to everybody who came the studio that night and everybody who was listening from near and far. |
There were sets of music from Dave, Jen, Peter, Sari, Wayne, Karen, Eric, and Derek. I also managed to sneak in a few sets including ones about the Hillside Festival, musicians who had appeared on my show, a set for Charlene, and songs dedicated to friends of the show who were far away.
It was also great to have local artists from Knock, Knock, Ginger and Bocce who talked about their upcoming albums and the great race to see which one will be released first.
And although we bid a fitting farewell to CKMS that night do remember that Fireball XL5 will continue in podcast form for as long as I am able. I picked up some new equipment last week and I think I am ready to go to start recording at home.