Thursday, September 17, 2009

Out of town, but still on the air...

Headed to Brandon for the Western Canadian Music Awards this weekend. In fact, I won't be around for my show but I managed to put together a pre-record that includes a very interesting interview with author and Yiddish scholar Michael Wex where we discuss his new book "How To Be A Mentsh (& Not A Schmuck)"

That takes place in the second segment, but here's the rundown on the what I played, including brand new songs from Basia Bulat and the Kings of Convenience.

Set One: 6:30 - 7:00 PM

Basia Bulat - Gold Rush [Secret City Records]
Kings Of Convenience - Boat Behind [EMI]
Chad VanGaalen - Willow Tree [Flemish Eye/Sub Pop]
Boats - Classic Rock Weekend [Independent]
Keith Price - Confucius Corner [Independent]
Woon - You're Not Alone [Tru Thoughts]
Sleep Whale - Sleep Whale [Western Vinyl]

Set Two: 7:00 - 7:30 PM

The Wilderness of Manitoba [Independent]
Interview with Michael Wex

Set Three: 7:30 - 8:00 PM

Mum - A River Don't Stop To Breathe [Polyvinyl]
Lightning Dust - Dreamer [Jagjaguwar]
Volcanoless In Canada - London In Love [Independent]
The Michael Parks -It Hurts So Much To Fall In Love [Independent]
The Wooden Sky - My Old Ghosts (fr. Friends In Bellwoods 2) [Out Of This Spark]
Bocce - Inspiration Bellwoods (fr. Friends In Bellwoods 2) [Out Of This Spark]
Islands - No You Don't [Anti-]
The Black Seeds - Love Is A Radiation [Easy Star Records]

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two recaps in one...

Well, apologies to those who read this blog that I haven't been more on-the-ball about getting info and playlists updated sooner. Two weeks ago I had a shortened show due to the Bison Football broadcasts with the pre-game interview show beginning at 7:30pm. This is what I played during the one hour I was on air:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Joe Bataan - Mestizo [Vampi Soul]
The Very Best - Kamphopo [Green Owl Records]
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is The Move [Domino]
Ndu - Wats Good [Raw Livin Records]
Fox Jaws - Two By Two [Nevado Records]
Young Galaxy Long Live The Fallen World [Arts & Crafts]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Keith Price - Zoom Zoom (Part Two) [Independent]
Medeski Martin & Wood - Wonton [Indirecto Records]
John Mayall - An Eye For An Eye [Eagle Records]
Ohbijou - Make It Gold [Last Gang Records]
Basia Bulat - My Heart Is A Warning (from Friends In Bellwoods 2) [Out Of This Spark]

As for last Friday, it was a busy show capping off a busy week here at UMFM. September 10th and 11th saw the station hosting two days of live music as part of the UMSU Orientation Week events. One of the featured groups on our stage joined me afterward for an interview: The Lytics. This young rap group made a great impression live and were an engaging interview as well. I also sat down with guitarist (and former Dig! Radio host on UMFM), Keith Price to talk about his new album Breakfast of Champions which will be released this Friday (September 18th) at the Park Theatre. Speaking of this Friday - I'll be in Brandon to cover the Western Canadian Music Awards so there will be no show, but when I return on the 25th we'll have Calgarians Miesha & The Spanks performing as well as so featured interviews from the WCMAs.

Here's what I played on the 11th...

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

The Wooden Sky - Bit Part [Black Box Recordings]
The F-Holes - Don't Get Me Started [Independent]
Interview with Keith Price
Keith Price - Zoom Zoom (part one) [Independent]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Fink - Six Weeks [Ninja Tune]
Speech Debelle - Better Days (feat. Micachu) [Big Dada]
Interview with The Lytics

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

The Lytics - Last Bit (Lovely Words) [Pipe and Hat]
Miles Jones - Coast To Coast (feat. Kae Sun) [Mojo Records]
Japandroids - Heart Sweats [Unfamiliar / Polyvinyl]
Lullabye Arkestra - Get Nervous [Vice Records]
Bloodshot Bill - Gee Whiz [Transistor 66]
Del Barber - The Party Song [Independent]