Tagged: Paisley Jura

March 20th Show/Andrea Wittgens

Watched two NCAA games go into Overtime last night, then a bit of soccer today.  But the show is up now.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicMar20th2009Hour1

Open the show with ‘Fall into the Ocean’ by Mark Frost. Written about the recent helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland.

Then an interview with Andrea Wittgens, and her CD ‘In the Skyline’ for the rest of the hour.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicMar20th2009Hour2

Rest of the interview with Andrea Wittgens. Music from ‘In The Skyline’ and a couple tracks from her Alibi EP.

End the show with Jenn Grant and Paisley Jura.

Artists I heard on Radio ECMA

Thought I had posted this on WordPress and MySpace this afternoon but I don’t see it here.  Oops.

Luckily I thought I’d keep a running tab of who I heard on Radio ECMA over the weekend. First band I’ve played before on the show, but all the rest I’ll be getting to in the near future. For those of us going through East Coast withdrawal you can check out these sites.

Olympic Symphonium

http://www.theolympicsymphonium.com/

The Abrams Brothers

http://www.theabramsbrothers.com/

Laura Helen Penney

http://radio3.cbc.ca/bands/Laura-Helen-Penney

Ian Sherwood

http://www.iansherwood.com/

Daniel Payne

http://www.danielpayne.ca

Stone Richards and the Devil Folk

http://www.myspace.com/thedevilfolk

Paisley Jura

http://www.paisleyjura.com

West Moon

http://www.westmoon.ca/

Smothered in Hugs

http://www.smotheredinhugs.com/

Sharona Clark

http://www.yoursharona.com

Catcher

http://www.catcher.ca

Sunday ECMA Update

edit: “Smothered In Hugs”, thanks to Kell for pointing that out.  Smothered by Hugs was close but not right. 🙂

ECMA Radio back up with musicians dropping by this morning, well technically afternoon now in Corner Brook.  Got up and heard the end of a set from The Olympic Symphonium.  And The Abrams Brothers just finished.

I thought I heard that wrong.   The guys from Kingston are at the ECMA’s?  Yes, and they performed on The Discovery Stage Saturday.  Their family is from the East Coast, 5 generations back apparently.  Learned something new.  I recorded their entire 30 minutes on the radio so I can use that for a future show.  Going to have a back log of audio by tonight.

Last night heard a good mix.  The following acts stopped by the little station. Stone Richards and the Devil Folk, Paisley Jura, West Moon, Smothered In Hugs, Catcher and Sharona Clark.  Recorded a bit of each them being interviewed which should work well when I play their music on the show.  Which might be April with everything I have going on.

Next week the interview with Fergus O’Byrne, and his music for the entire show.  Another interview is done with Ray Johnson of Buddy Wasisname.  This past Friday I spoke to Andrea Wittgens, singer/songwriter from Antigonish, NS who lives in Seattle.  She’s the first Queen’s alumni I’ve interviewed on the show.  Brought back some university memories for her.  Like a lot of Queen’s students she recalls “Alfie’s”. 🙂

ECMA weekend is winding down, with the awards tonight at 7pm EST/8:30pm NT.  You can only catch it live online or on CBC Bold.  Tape delayed for everyone else who has regular CBC.  Which is pretty much everyone.

Bad timing with the CBC funding shortfall story last week.  CBC want more government money but they can’t be bothered to air the ECMA’s live.  Hmmm.  Tape delayed till 11pm on a Sunday.  This means people on the West Coast won’t see the awards till 7 hours after it would’ve aired live.  That long in this day in age is crazy.

And what great Canadian programming is on CBC TV tonight instead?  Wait for it….

“The Devil Wears Prada”…… oh I wish I was kidding.  Our tax money at work.

This rant is against CBC TV.  CBC Radio has done a great job promoting the ECMA’s.  Heard Performance Hour yesterday, and the local CBC affiliates in Newfoundland have done a bang up job.  Even CBC.ca is doing it’s best with showing it live on the web, and on demand afterwards.

But when TV is showing The Devil Wears Prada instead of promoting Canadian music you know something is messed up.  TV is where most people’s view of the CBC comes from.  Showing that instead of the ECMA’s doesn’t make any sense if it is a “public broadcaster”.