Tagged: The Lever Pulled

July 31st Show

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicJuly31st2009Hour1

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.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicJuly31st2009Hour2

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.

June 5th Episode

Link to Friday’s show.  Second link had an error message but looks like it’s working fine.  So I might have to re-upload that one, but I’ll cross my fingers it’s OK.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicJune5th2009Hour1

Salt Water Music June 5th 2009 Hour 1

Kick off the show with Matt Mays and El Torpedo, the week Matt dissolved the band. But he’s on tour with his new band over the summer, more details during the show.

Then some blues from Garrett Mason and Glamourpuss. DawgFM is having it’s follow-up CRTC hearing the following Friday so some Canadian blues for good luck.

New music to the show from Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers. End the 1st hour with The Lever Pulled, and it was one of the band members birthday on the weekend too.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicJune5th2009Hour2

Salt Water Music June 5th 2009 Hour 2

Brand new music to the show to start the 2nd hour.

First Scott MacLeod and his CD ‘Old Soul’.  Follow that with more new music, this time from Pat LePoidevin with his disc ‘Blue Tornadoes’.

End the show with Allison Crowe, as the story keeps going.  This week she had a motion in the Scottish parliament about what happened to her.  Before I talk about that I play ‘Disease’ from her latest CD.  Then 2 cover songs from Allison’s website.  One a Pearl Jam song, the other Nirvana.

Friday’s Show

Bit later than usual but Friday’s radio show.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicMay8th2009Hour1
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.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicMay8th2009Hour2

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.

April 3rd Show

Few computer/internet problems today but the shows are finally up.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicApril3rd2009Hour1

Lots of different artists in the first hour. Hey Rosetta, David Baxter, The Lever Pulled, Remedy, Francis Arsenault and Christine Crawford.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicApril3rd2009Hour2

Start off with a DAWG FM/CRTC update. Then back to music for the rest of the show.

Neil Dobson and the Fabulous Hats, Faded Blue, The Strangeboys and Great Big Sea.

If you heard the first hour you know I mentioned winning a mug from Out There with Melissa Dimarco.  Last night’s new episode was built around the “swag bag” they give out to actors who do interviews with them during the film festival.  So I’m having a drink out of the mug and I see the mug itself on the show.  Good timing. LOL.

As for the DAWG FM update, here is the update from the Facebook group I read part of on air last night.


The re-hearing into our DAWG 101.9FM was adjourned yesterday until June 12th 2009. At which time the Commission will hear evidence about the feasibility of the use of 94.5 FM in the Ottawa market.

What does that mean? Let me give you the short history. We were awarded the licence on August 26th 2008, after an exhaustive process. The Decision included our ALL BLUES licence on 101.9FM and a licence to Astral Media for an ADULT CONTEMPORARY licence on 99.7.

An appeal was launched by a Franco-Ontario group that suggested that they should have been licenced. The appeal was granted by Cabinet and the decision was referred back to the CRTC.

We took a proactive, positive approach to this, at great expense, we found another frequency on which, the CRTC could licence another French Language station if it desired to do so. That frequency is 94.5FM.

The CRTC is going to study that frequency to see if it can be used and all of the applicants will get a chance to make comments at the new hearing on June 12.

So we think this is very positive for the Blues. We had the best engineers in Canada find this frequency, further we had it verified by two more engineers, lastly two of the other applicants said it would work….so we know it works period.

The sticky point here is that Astral Media needs to consent to the use of the 94.5 frequency or use it themselves instead of 99.7.

Bob Walsh, Quebec Blues Legend, Alexandre Petit, from Viree Blues Boreale and Ottawa City Councillor Eli El-Chantiry came to the hearing to address the CRTC and were awesome in support of our application, our thanks to them and to everyone – over 3000 people that have supported DAWG FM.

Funny that a guy I read on a radio news message board seems to have guessed this ahead of time.  User named Dan said this 3 weeks ago.

“My guess is the CRTC will re-grant those licenses to Astral and Frank Torres, plus give the go-ahead to the Gatineau Community Station (I assume it was this group that launched the initial complaint). That way everyone is happy.”

Hmmm.  Sounds like that’s what’s happening in Ottawa doesn’t it?  Does show you that sometimes people on an internet message boards really do have inside information. 🙂

April has snuck up on me.  Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.  Another gloomy day here in Kingston.  Looks like winter is going to hit this area one more time.  Possible rain/snow mix overnight and a chance of it from Mon-Wed.  But I’ll believe it when I see it.

Twitter

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.

http://twitter.com/DAVID_LYNCH

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.

http://www.davidlynch.com/dailyreport/index.html

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.

http://twitter.com/YummyMummyClub

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.

http://twitter.com/TeresaEnnis

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.

http://twitter.com/SharonaClarke

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

http://twitter.com/theleverpulled

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. 🙂

http://twitter.com/newfoundland

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

http://twitter.com/melaniesamson

Melanie Samson, my interview with her airs next Friday.

http://twitter.com/outofleftfield

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

http://twitter.com/greatbigsean

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

http://twitter.com/FayeGrim

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.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444628/

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.

http://twitter.com/JohnCleese

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

http://twitter.com/robertcarnell

Feb. 6th Show

Bit later than usual but here is the show from Friday.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicFeb6th2009Hour1

Second funding drive show. So if you’re wondering why I mention the pledge line a lot, that’s why.

The music of Figgy Duff, Allison Crowe, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, Don Brownrigg, Dana Parsons, Dayliner and The Slate Pacific.

http://www.archive.org/details/SaltWaterMusicFeb6thHour2

End of the Funding Drive shows with a mix of music.

Glamourpuss, Great Big Sea, Jessica Rhaye, Haines/Leighton, Share, The Olympic Symphonium, The Lever Pulled and Allison Crowe.