In Toronto tonight. Long day.
Sleeping in when on midnights means I woke up at 2am. Got bus to Hogtown at 8am. Checked in at hotel at 11:30am. Met Sora at a coffee shop at 1pm and we chatted for a good chunk of time. Supper near hotel at 5pm. Writing this at almost 9pm.
Might sleep for 10 hours. But have to stay up for UFC on FOX.
One funny thing today. Walking in Kensington Market. Where you expect to hear different types of music. Which did happen eventually. But first song I hear playing was a store blasting Jimmy Buffet ‘Margaritaville’. Toronto, that’s just wrong.
Rerun for the show tonight after a long week. Worked six in a row which began with last Saturday. Queen’s Football game, stayed downtown for 3 hours then worked 9 hour shift. Going to Toronto for the weekend. Come back on Monday and work that night at 11pm. So I will attempt to keep up the daily posts on the weekend. But not 100% on that. If so they will be quite short.
As for yesterday’s post it was Holly Horton’s Birthday. Confirmed it on Twitter. So that worked out well.
@robertcarnell Wow, yes it is and thank you. Thanks also for that awesome blog posting. And happy early birthday to you too!
As for what I’m doing on the weekend I’m seeing Sora on Sunday afternoon. Interviewed her for the show before and she’s coming in for a show. Those in the Toronto area can check it out.
Gallery 345 + Sharlene Wallace + Sora = an intimate afternoon of original and folkloric music, musings and myth
November 13th 3:00pm
Venue: Gallery 345
345 Sorauren Avenue
Contact: Sharlene Wallace
It is also Remembrance Day today. Since I’m an Army Brat this day doesn’t sneak up on me. Thought I’d remind all the readers it is.
Quick blog post this week, with work I’m on a nine day stretch with 1 night off so in a bit of a rush. A proper post next week when I have more time.
Detroit over Atlanta, Miami over Denver, Tennessee over Houston, Tampa Bay over Chicago, Seattle over Cleveland, San Diego over NY Jets, Washington over Carolina, Pittsburgh over Arizona, Oakland over KC, Dallas over St. Louis, Green Bay over Minnesota, New Orleans over Indy, Baltimore over Jacksonville.
Here was the episode from October 14th which reran on Friday due to work this week.
Music of David Myles, Ian Sherwood with Matt Anderson, Andy Brown, Kim Wempe, Molly Thomason, Catherine Maclellan and Gypsophilia.
Interview with Sora as she’s coming to Toronto in November and some of her music.
Time for a blog entry with all the interviews from 2009. One of those things where I knew there was a few but once I added them up it got to be a longer list than I though. [Added Allison Crowe which got lost in all the copy and paste I was doing]
Thanks to all those who gave time to be interviewed for the show in 2009. Time to go “Romper Room” and say thanks to Sora, Fergus, Ray, Andrea, Melanie, Tim, Melissa, Bryan, Ian, Toni Marie, Robin, Allison, Neate, Laurie, Gerry and Kirsten. Whew. Close to 18 hours of radio here so many weeks worth of listening if you missed some of them.
Sora on her latest CD and her music for this episode.
Fergus O’Byrne from the legendary Newfoundland group Ryan’s Fancy joins the show.
Ray Johnson from Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers before their tour stop in Kingston.
Andrea Wittgens, the first Queen’s graduate to join the show. Originally from Antigonish, NS and currently living in Seattle.
Melanie Samson a singer/songwriter from Newfoundland who sings in English and French. And she’s also a schoolteacher and we discuss that and her experience at the ECMA’s.
Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta! in an interview where he was walking around Toronto on a day off on his cellphone. Put together at the last minute before they came to Kingston last spring but it worked out well.
Melissa DiMarco from Out There before an episode where she visited Nova Scotia.
Bryan Page from Faded Blue on the 2 year anniversary show of the radio show. Interview was done live during the show as opposed to the usual taped scenario.
Ian Foster joined the program for the 3rd time before his 2009 tour. This time he drove from Newfoundland to Ontario, then flew to British Columbia for some dates.
Toni-Marie Wiseman from NTV who interviewed me for the Newfoundland Herald and helped get the Fergus O’Byrne interview. We talk about how she started out in radio and then moved to TV. Cover a lot of topics including her favorite songs.
Allison Crowe and her music for 2 hours.
Neate Sager on the Queen’s Golden Gaels Vanier Cup run.
Robin Meade from HLN’s Morning Express joined the show during her book tour. Day we taped it she was doing a book signing that night in her native Ohio.
Two Olympic torchbearers from the Kingston area, Laurie Walker and Rev. Gerry Moore. Then with Kirsten Mihailides from the Coca-Cola side of the Torch relay organizers.
Thanks again to all those who joined the show during 2009. Going to be hard to top that list of guests in 2010, but I’ll see who I can bring to the airwaves.
Queen’s Hockey tonight at 7:30pm against RMC. Friday the show will be a bit shorter due to another hockey game at 7:30pm followed by Queen’s Basketball Saturday at 8pm. Busy week of University sports on the station.
Bit late but both hours are now online. For those who might’ve missed it due to enjoying the last weekend in May.
Today is June 1st? Wasn’t New Year’s just recently? Guess not.
Some Allison Crowe from her Album ‘Secrets’ and an update on her UK/European travels and headaches.
Back to 1993 with Ron Hynes. Then some music from The Irish Descendants and back in time again with Figgy Duff also from 1993.
Brand new music from Jessica Rhaye’s new CD ‘Good Things’.
Then a few tracks from Joel Plaskett’s solo project, ‘Three’. Which is a Triple Album so it will take a while for me to get through all the songs.
Jenn Grant and Sora to end the hour.
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.
New music from Emmy Alcorn, The Salty Plains and Sora. Also some of Don Brownrigg’s disc from 2007.
Some live Hey Rosetta! from a variety of sources and places. Victoria, Toronto and St. John’s. Couple of tracks from Joel Plaskett’s solo triple album “Three”. End the hour with some Ryan’s Fancy from 1982 and two more Hey Rosetta! songs from their set at NXNE 2008 in Toronto.