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Friday’s Show/NFL Week 2

First Friday’s program, taped on Tuesday morning.  If I remember correctly.  Been a long week.


Music of Ron Hynes to open the show. Then Sharona Clarke, Christine Crawford and Jenn Grant.


Three female singers, all with names that start with the letter “A”. Not a plan but it worked out like that.

Andrea Gauster, Allison Crowe and Andrea Wittgens


NFL Week 2 picks, which I again forgot to call by it’s name on the show.  “Carnell Knowledge”.  That happens when you tape a show 7:30am after a long week of work.  This week’s post will be shorter about the picks.

For the 1pm games: Atlanta over Carolina, Minnesota over Detroit, Green Bay over Cincinnati, Jacksonville over Arizona, Chiefs over Raiders, New England over NYJ, New Orleans over Philly, Tenn. over Houston and Washington over St. Louis.

4pm kickoff for these ones. Seattle over San Fran., Tampa over Buffalo, Pittsburgh over Chicago, Denver over Cleveland and Baltimore over San Diego.

Sunday night I went with Cowboys over Giants [I think, I’ve gone back and forth] and Indy over Miami on Monday.

U2/Tonight’s Show

Taped the show earlier in the week, before I went to Toronto to see U2 on Wednesday. Leaving a stadium at 11pm with 62,000 other people? Crowded. I’ll write a post about the trip later on.

Tonight on the [taped] show we have Ron Hynes, Sharona Clarke, Christine Crawford, Andrea Gauster, Allison Crowe & Andrea Wittgens. I mention Andrea Gauster’s show on Wolfe Island tonight. One problem with taping ahead of time is that the show is sold out. D’oh. But she’s living in Kingston now so you’ll have other chances to see her play in the area.

Queen’s Football tomorrow as well. The Golden Gaels travel to Ottawa with a 1pm kickoff. Hopefully another quick game as I get some sleep after the game and before I work Saturday night at 11pm. LOL,

July 31st Show


Open the show with a CD I got that week from Sharona Clarke.

Followed by the latest discs from Andrea Wittgens and Coco Love Alcorn.

End the hour with Scott Macleod and GlamourPuss.


Blues to start off the second hour GlamourPuss and Garrett Mason. Garrett is coming to Kingston as part of the Limestone Blues Festival at the end of August.

After that The Lever Pulled and Ryan Neilson.

End the hour with some folk/bluegrass/celtic with The Dardanelles.

2 Years Upcoming

First up Sharona Clarke is writing some tour updates on her new blog as she travels Newfoundland.


If you heard the end of the show on Friday then you know this week is going to be a surprise.  I’ll be on at 6pm as usual.  But it might still be 2 hours.  Or 60 minutes as I mentioned before.  Right now even I don’t know.  So a surprise for me.

Summer schedule changes kick in on Friday, May 1st.  And it’s been a juggling act for a bunch of shows.  So there’s no plan for Friday’s show.  Luckily I have enough music over the last 2 years to do weeks of shows without a plan.

By the way the 2nd anniversary of the program is in May.  2 years since I started.  Now those weeks I was scrambling for music.  Each week I was burning off one CD of music I had compiled for each show.

May 19th was the first show.  Which I uploaded a few months ago on Archive.org for those who might want to hear it.


Forgot I played Hey Rosetta! on the first episode.  Should’ve mentioned that to them while they were in town.  🙂

April 10th Show

Had the show ready to upload last night, but Archive.org wasn’t co-operating.  But they’re up now.


The North Lakes and Pleasure Bridge to open the show. Then Hey Rosetta as they are playing in Kingston next Friday.  April 17th at the Grad Club, 10pm start.

Sharona Clarke for the rest of the first hour with tracks from both of her CDs. ‘On The Right Track’ and ‘The Secret Is to Dream’.  ‘Secret’ you can download for free. ‘Track’ is on iTunes.


Included during the first hour is the short interview she did with Toni Marie on NTV Thursday night.

Also got an online request from Sharona so listen for that near the end of Hour 1.


Lead off Hour 2 with some of Ian Foster’s new disc.  Like Sharona he took part in the RPM Challenge for the month of February. Two instrumental tracks from his concept album, ‘Found : Music From the Unmade Film’.

Then a song from Stone Richards and the Devil Folk.

Decided to take it easy for the rest of the show since it was Good Friday. So I played some live Blue Rodeo. From the EP, ‘Daze in America’ which was never released to the public. And a ‘5 Days in May’ from ‘Blue Road’, their live acoustic CD from last fall.

End the program with 3 songs from Sharona, who was listening in St. John’s during the show and sent me a few messages on Twitter.

And in case you want to watch the last LeafsTV Pregame of the year today at 6pm here you go.  I’ll probably delete the link later tonight, for obvious reasons.


Why would I be linking to a pregame for a Leafs-Sens game?  Both teams are done when it comes to the playoffs.  Check out Jody’s Twitter.  Think it’s a good reason to let more people catch the show today. 🙂


Good Friday/Sharona Clarke

Yep, new show tomorrow on Good Friday.  And live as usual.  Enjoy your day off as I’m at CFRC for a few hours. ‘Offsides’, the sports show I work on, also is live Friday at 4pm.  No holiday for us, new shows for you.

Just saw Sharona Clarke on NTV with Toni Marie.  I have the audio of the 2 minute interview and I’ll play that tomorrow.  Along with some of Sharona’s music.  One CD you can download for free.

“The Secret… is to Dream” was done as part of the RPM Challenge ’09.  That’s a challenge to record an album in the month of February.  In her case she recorded the whole thing in her home studio.


I’ll also play ‘She’ which she played on NTV today.  Song got cut off but that happens a lot during a live newscast.  But recording off the TV hurts the sound quality so it wouldn’t have been good enough to air.  Works well for interviews, but anything with music it usually doesn’t.

So some of Sharona’s music, and the rest of the show some longer sets as well.  My version of a holiday show since that makes it easier for me.

Enjoy the long weekend.  I’ll upload the show by Saturday night.

Sharona Clarke on NTV Thursday

For those in Newfoundland or have NTV on satellite, Sharona Clarke will be on with Toni Marie tomorrow. NTV Evening Newshour airs 6pm local time, 4:30pm est. It reruns at 12am local/10:30pm EST as well.

She’ll chat with Toni and play a song. Nice to get some TV airtime. I’ll play more of Sharona’s music on Friday.

Usually the piece gets rerun on Entertainment News on Saturday, but Toni Marie tapes it tomorrow morning. So tune in either time on Thursday to catch her on the news.



I joined Twitter on a whim last June.  Friend here in Kingston, Tommy Vallier, told me he was on it.  He had good things to say about it.  And a few podcasters I interviewed during Podcasters Across Borders was on it.  So I thought, why not?

I’ve known it has grown a crazy amount in the last year. But not exactly how much till listening to the Net@Night podcast with Leo Laporte and Amber MacArthur.

How about this “unique visitors to Twitter increased 1,382 percent year-over-year, from 475,000 unique visitors in February 2008 to seven million in February 2009.”

Damn, that’s a big jump. And that growth is the reason for that new horrible Facebook layout. They’re trying to copy Twitter and just annoying everyone.

I started finding musicians on there too last year which has helped me find stuff for the show. The one thing good about it, is unlike Facebook you don’t have to sign up to read someone’s account. So with the news about the growth I thought I’d go through some people I follow. Most with an East Coast connection, well not the first two.


David Lynch director of Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive.  He gives people a daily weather forecast 5 days a week from L.A.  On his account there and video version of it on his website.


All those great, strange movies and there he is just saying what the weather is like.  I check it everyday just because I can’t believe he does it 5 days a week.  Dedication.


Erica Ehm.  Remember when MuchMusic was cool, and had music videos, and was a channel you would watch, and it didn’t totally suck?  Ya, it’s been a long time.  But you can read updates from Erica Ehm and remember the good ole days. lol.


Teresa Ennis just joined up recently, I made fun of her Habs losing to the Leafs a few minutes ago.  5-2 at home to Toronto?  At least people in Montreal should take solace in that it looks like there won’t be any need to RIOT like they did last spring.  That’s right, a low blow but deserved when you trash the city after a 1st round victory.


Recently played on the show, found this after she appeared on Radio ECMA.


Brent from The Lever Pulled, a recent addition who in the last month has already threatened to end his Twitter account. LOL.  So follow it while you still can. 🙂


Gary Kelly’s account where you can find a tonne of accounts from Newfoundland.  Like mine.


Melanie Samson, my interview with her airs next Friday.


Neate Sager’s blog Out Of Left Field.  Does sometimes have other people contribute to the account too, if I remember correctly.


Sean from Great Big Sea.  Lots of updates from the road.


Latest friend of mine to join on a whim.  You’re thinking, “Faye Grim?  Who is that?”  You would know her by her real name, Toni Marie Wiseman.  Yes, Toni who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald.  That’s for those not from Newfoundland.  If you’re from the province you know who she is. 🙂

That username is taken from a movie she likes.  An obscure movie I had never heard of either.


She told me it was movie she loved but not many people do.  Movie database rates it 6.6 out of 10.  One comment is that it was the worst movie they’ve ever seen. ha ha.

Toni has a great sense of humour.   Which you only catch a glimpse of on the news.  Just look at this on her Twitter account.

Location: In your living room.
Bio: Da girl what does da news.

And we’re both big Monty Python fans, to show you our sense of humour.  Yes, we are the type of people who can quote from the movies.  Off the top of my head without any Google help.

“I mean if I went around saying I was an emperor just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d have me put away.”

Ahhh, Holy Grail.  That reminds me, John Cleese is on too.


Oh and my account.  But after the Minister of Silly Walks that’s a step down. 🙂


March 13th 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.

Tonight, lots of music

#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.

Mix of Things for Friday’s Show

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.

Blog Comments

With the good response of the last few posts I’ll try and do more updates during the week.  Won’t have the multiple posts in one day like during ECMA weekend but that’s to be expected.

Today re-posting blog comments, since they’re tucked away and you might’ve missed them.



I’ve heard from owners of small websites that their webmasters don’t update their sites when needed or have done a disappearing act, but didn’t think a major one like for the ECMAs would have that problem. Thanks for including the link to CBC’s site for those of us who missed the show!

Sharona Clarke


Yes, Radio ECMA is great way to see the up and coming artists *ahem*, rather just than the established ones! I thought the audio to TV was very bad. The vocals were definitely flat, and keyboards barely audible. Didn’t give us a good representation of how good the performers MAY have actually sounded.

Keith Dunphy

Had such a good time this weekend. hope you enjoyed the weekend too.I’m looking forward to next year very much! Cheers from your Dirty Devil Folk Child, Stone Richards. check out my youtube page too! http://www.youtube.com/user/keithdunphy

ECMA Radio

I saw reports of an ECMA radio station being in Corner Brook.  That was being run on bicycle power.  But there was nothing from the ECMA website on it.  There is a link that says RADIO but was just a stream of songs with no DJs or interviews.  Huh?

Read a CBC.ca story and same thing, no link to this station.  So does it exist?  Yes, finally found it through a Google Blog Search.  It’s at the following address.


Why this wasn’t linked from the ECMA site I don’t know.  It’s being broadcast in Corner Brook on the radio at 100.1 FM but at least I finally found it.  Just found a new singer named Sharona Clarke. She was interviewed in the last hour or so.

Said she performed on the MusicNL stage on Thursday, but the ECMA site didn’t list her at all.  Ahhh, a bad day for that website.  I’ll leave them alone for the night. LOL.