Bit later than usual but Friday’s radio show.
From the back up studio for the week as some repairs were going on in the main one.
So some longer sets of music. Hour 1 with Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, Ron Hynes, The Lever Pulled and Andrea Wittgens.
Hour 2 of a night of long sets continue. New music to the show from Brite Vu. Then some blues from GlamourPuss. End the hour with some Great Big Sea from Fortune’s Favour and end the show with Sora.
This Friday I think we’ll do the 2 year anniversary show. Does work out to the same time as I started 2 years ago. Might have a new interview lined up, which would be good timing. I’ll bring out some old clips and I’ll figure out other stuff during the week.
Too many different topics, so I pull out the ‘Potpourri’ title from Jeopardy for this post.
New CD in the mail so that will be on Friday Night. Some rock from Halifax with the band ‘Brite Vu’. And some more new stuff.
Haven’t decided when I’ll do the ‘official’ 2 year anniversary show. It was middle of May so it will air sometime this month. 🙂
Good luck to fellow blogger Bart Given and his family on the move to Vancouver.
Hasn’t the statute of limitations run out on the ‘glass desk’ joke? LOL. [For non-sports fans don’t worry it would take a while to explain it anyway.]
Jody started working in radio so really is a full circle going back. Good for Bart since it will be easier for him to baseball being on West Coast time. Jays game at 4pm for example.
Congrats to Chris Zelkovich on the scoop. Tyler had him as a guest on ‘Offsides’ last year so that always get him bonus points if you’re part of a CFRC show.
If everything goes according to plan Bart will be a guest on Offsides this Friday at 4pm EST on CFRC. So tune in then, or watch Out of Left Field for the interview once it’s posted.
Saw Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers concert last night with my Mom. Very good and a packed house at the Grand Theatre in Kingston. Leaving the concert we were behind a car who apparently drove from Belleville for the show.
Here is the website for the band, wrapping up the Ontario part of their tour this month. They mentioned recording songs for a new CD, so I’ll keep my eye out for that.
That’s it for now. Covered a lot. 🙂
Demo and live tracks from Ian Foster to open the show. Then some folk with a bluegrass flavour from The Strangeboys. Some songs from Jenn Grant’s new CD Echoes.
Then an interview I taped 30 minutes before the show started with Melissa DiMarco. East coast connection that night as on her show ‘Out There’ that night she traveled to Nova Scotia and met up with Bubbles of the Trailer Park Boys. We chatted for about 12 minutes.
At the end of the hour, Melissa’s song request. For David Baxter with his title track, ‘Day and Age’. He’s a musician from Toronto who contributes to the Degrassi soundtrack. A show Melissa will be working on as they start shooting soon.
Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers who were playing Kingston that following Tuesday.
Some sets of music from The Fables, Ron Hynes and Meghan Blanchard.
End the show with 3 live songs. Allison Crowe’s cover of ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’. Greg Keelor and Cuff The Duke with ‘Palace of Gold’. End with Jessica Rhaye, ‘Holding Out’. Jessica has a new CD that’s coming out soon which I’ll be getting my hands on.
Here is Melissa’s email address that she gave out during the show, fans of her show can contact it here. And the many places the show is online. Website, YouTube, MySpace and Facebook.
Lot of places online to follow the show, as many things as me. I don’t have a YouTube channel, but I’m on Twitter. Maybe that’s next up for them. 🙂
Since I was running on little sleep last night I mixed up the start times. The new Out There episode was at 10pm, then the episode from the previous week was 10:30pm. Oops. But at least the episode in Nova Scotia is on again next week if my mistake caused you to miss it.
Thanks to Melissa for the interview.
Time to check out Bulls-Celtics Game 7, hopefully a close game.
Touch on a few things today, first the interview with Melanie Samson is this Friday. You can visit her MySpace page to preview some songs and purchase the CD.
And her page on Twitter.
Next up, the CFRC end of the year awards. Which are held at this time of year because the end of the school year is coming up. These are voted by the volunteers. Since the CFRC site is still on the back up one [Wow, those hackers must’ve done some damage to the AMS servers] I’ll publish them here.
Best Spoken word: Alternative Frequency
Best NEW program: Gender Bender
Best Music and Spoken word Hybrid: [Tie] Aboriginal Voices and Cognitive Dissonance
Best Cultural: Atlantis
Best Beats and Rhythms: Captain Funkbags Funktastic Funksplosian
Best Indie Rock/Pop: [Tie] London Calling and The Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Best Goth/Metal/Ind: Dark Carnival
Best Folk/Bluegrass: Small Towns, Big Dreams
Best Specialty: Artists and Music of the 20th Century
2 ties? Chance of that must’ve been really small.
I missed the awards night but heard from a fellow host on Facebook that I won an award. Went to the station yesterday and found out I was awarded the ‘Broadcast Bear’ this year. Goes to a volunteer for their dedication and hard work for the station. Cool.
I get my name engraved on a plaque at the station and on a Broadcast Bear metal mug that is at the station. All the winners since the early 1980’s are on it. That’s quite a few years. So my name will be at the station for years and years. Didn’t think about that till today. 🙂
And since I’m on news from the station, last night this went up on Out of Left Field. Tyler King from the CFRC sports broadasts and Offsides is heading off to Syracuse University. Took this from Neate’s post.
“Kinger, who’s graduating from Queen’s in a couple months, will be taking his master’s degree in broadcast journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. It’s got a long name, so you know it’s gotta be good.”
Since I help out every week on Offsides I knew a bit about this. But now it’s official. Congrats to Tyler. He was also the Sports Co-ordinator at the station the past year.
Away from a school that had that silly attempt at a name change from Golden Gaels to Queen’s Gaels. Off to a place that changed their team name from the Orangemen to “THE Orange”. Hmmm, so they sound like similar places. 🙂
Picked up my tickets for the Buddy Wasisname show in May at the Grand Theatre. Place looks great from the inside. First time I set foot in the place since the renovations.
And thanks to my sister I have a ticket for U2 in Toronto this September at SkyDome. Going with her and her boyfriend. Is a bit strange to have a concert plan for a date after the summer. It’s not even April and here I am with a ticket for a show on a Wednesday night in the fall.
I better wrap it up for today. Finishing up editing the interview with Melanie. I’ll play her entire CD on Friday’s show.
Got a comment on last night’s blog from Adrian, Allison Crowe’s manager.
“Sounds a great show – I’ll listen when I am back home. Travelling this weekend, as Allison starts rehearsing with a band for the first time in five+ years!! Rock and roll!”
Sounds interesting. Here is the links to last night’s show.
Music of Jenn Grant, Sharona Clarke, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Leonard Cohen.
Lots of new music in the first hour.
Also talk about the Watchmen movie and play both versions of Hallelujah. The Cohen version that was used in the movie, and Allison’s version which was the original plan.
Interview with Ray Johnson, and the music of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. Who are starting their 25th anniversary tour.
End the show with Mark Hiscock, Justin Merdsoy, Jill Barber and Kelli Trottier.
#Update, show will be uploaded on Saturday night. Bit later than usual.
Tonight quick interview with Ray Johnson with Buddy Wasisname as they are starting a new tour. Hit Kingston May 5th at the Grand Theatre. And some music from the band.
Also music of Sharona Clarke, Justin Merdsoy, Allison Crowe, Christine Crawford, Ryan Neilson, Francis Arsenault, Remedy and Kelli Trottier. Can I cram all of that into 2 hours? Tune in and find out. 🙂
And after the show I’m conducting another interview, this time with Melanie Samson. Next Friday I’ll play the interview with Andrea Wittgens and her CD in it’s entirety. Spoke to Andrea over 40 minutes so I have a lot of content to work with.
Putting together this week’s show, early for once. 🙂
Of course I’ll air my interview with Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers. Spoke for a few minutes about the new tour and other topics.
I’ll start playing some new music as well. Sharona Clarke who I heard on Radio ECMA. Also Justin Merdsoy who contacted me on Twitter. Sharona told him about the show. I thought Justin sounded familiar so went to his MySpace page. One song jumped out as “I’ve played that before”.
I did. Back during the 4th episode in June 2007 I played ‘Recollection’ by Justin. Good thing I kept the running blog on MySpace with who I played each week.
Also with the Watchmen music talk I’ll play Hallelujah. Leonard Cohen’s original which was used in the movie and Allison Crowe’s version which came close to being used. Might spread out playing them over the course of the show. Same song but the versions sound quite different.
I did remember to change the clocks last night. Bit tired today. Since I stayed up like I usually do on a Saturday night and ignored the time change.
So it looks like Junior Hockey is back in St. John’s. Good timing with me putting up the episode from a year ago on Archive.org with Krissy Holmes. We talked about the Fog Devils leaving. Appears a 5 year deal is in place for the team from Bathurst, NB in the QMJHL to move to St. John’s. So one town from the East Coast loses a hockey team to another town in Atlantic Canada.
Did read a short post on TheScope.ca which might sum up people’s feelings.
“Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Einstein obviously doesn’t work at St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd.”
Back to the radio show. Friday I’ll air a short interview I did with Ray Johnson of ‘Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers’. They’re coming to Kingston in May for a concert so I got to talk to Ray. Would’ve had more time but we had a mix up.
The number I had in the email was Ray’s fax line instead of his phone number. So I kept calling with no answer. He phoned me back a bit later and we figure out the mistake. LOL. By that time it was past 10:30pm in Newfoundland so we talked for about 10-15 minutes.
I also have the interview with Andrea Wittgens from last Friday. I’ll air that probably the week after. I’ll play all of her CD during that show. Andrea is from Antigonish, NS and went to Queen’s here in Kingston. She lives in Seattle now. So we covered a lot of ground.
Quick update on the podcast/iTunes issues. Be a new episode of that coming soon. Maybe by Monday. I put this up on the podcast site.
Might be closer to fixing the iTunes issue. If not I might have to remove the podcast from iTunes then submit it again. Yes, that’s annoying. But the emails from Apple haven’t helped much. Last one just tried sending me back to the Apple.com forums. Hello iTunes, if I’m contacting you that means the boards didn’t help. LOL.
On the radio show I’ll be playing an interview with Sora this week. And playing her music. There will be a podcast of that. Probably similar to the DawgFM show by airing what was on the radio, but I’ll add some things to it.
Finished an interview with Fergus O’Byrne which will air on the radio at a later date then in podcast form. And taping another interview Friday night with Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers.
Who says February is a slow month?
Funding drive wraps up on Sunday, so tonight is the second episode promoting it. Phone at 613 533 CFRC tonight at 6pm EST when my show starts. Or you can wait till 8pm when I’m on the pledge line. Of course then I can’t mention your name on the air as saying thanks, but I will on next week’s how.
Or visit http://www.cfrc.ca at anytime and follow the link. Sometimes that’s easiest if you don’t want to be on the phone for a few minutes.
Have some new music during the “A to Z list” show tonight. Lot of songs will be stuff listeners have heard before but this is the first show after the Newfoundland Herald piece. So might be some new listeners tuning in.
Talked to Ray Johnson from Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers this week on the phone. He read the Herald interview and we’ll be doing an interview soon. They’re coming to Kingston in May.
They’re performing at The Grand Theatre on May 5th, at 8pm. Tickets at 613.530.2050.
And next Friday the show will be an hour due to hockey. Might be the last sports broadcast of the season unless they make the playoffs.