Friday, September 24, 2010

How It Went Down: September 24, 2010

Tonight on the show, I spoke to Randy Frykas, director of Call To Arms, a documentary about the fabled Royal Albert Arms about the DVD release of his film. Joined in the studio by my brother-in-law Kevin Klimczak, we talked about his experience biking the Manitoba portion of the Trans Canada Trail and auditing the current condition of the trail. Finally I spoke to acclaimed author (and former Winnipegger) Sandra Birdsell about her latest novel, Waiting For Joe.

Here's what was played:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

The Baseball Project feat. Craig Finn - Don't Call Them Twinkies [Yep Roc]
Hot Panda - Evil Nature [Mint Records]
Interview with Randy Frykas
Kids On Fire - Pure Passion For The Desperate Masses [Transistor 66]
Paper Lions - Lost The War [Common Law Records]
Rah Rah - Arrows [Young Soul Records]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Interview with Kevin Klimczak
John Legend & The Roots - Wake Up Everybody (feat. Common & Melanie Fiona) [Columbia]
Teen Daze - Saviour [Arcade Sound]
DVAS - Ambient Room [Upper Class Recordings]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Interview with Sandra Birdsell

Next week's show will be preempted by the Bison Football broadcast so unfortunately we won't be able to sit down with Mat from Boats, but I'm working on some great stuff for the 8th of October including the Mennonite Godfather, Mike Petkau discussing the latest Head In The Sand goings-on, Library Voices talking about their latest Denim On Denim and more. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

How It Went Down - September 17, 2010

Realized I haven't recapped last week's episode yet, but here goes:
Spoke with Dave Monks, the bassist for Tokyo Police Club, who are playing the Garrick on September 26th about charity work, rewarding their audience and more. Then I talked to local artist Mr. Ghosty about the Nuit Blanche event at the WAG called "Gr8 Bits" - it's all about video game art and sounded pretty cool from what I could make out with Ghosty's phone connection.

As for what I played, here's the set list:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Teen Daze - No Regrets [Arcade Sound]
Billy Rockwell - Slomo [Balanced Records]
Crush Buildings - The Minutes [Independent]
Electric Sunset - Palace [K Records]
Revolver - Leave Me Alone [Astralwerks]
Allie Hughes - Not The Stars [Independent]
Dinosaur Feathers - Vendela Vida [Independent]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Tokyo Police Club - Bambi [Dine Alone Records]
Mice Parade - In Between Times [FatCat Records]
Secret Cities - Slacker [Northern Vinyl]

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Andreya Triana - A Town Called Obsolete [Ninja Tune]
Chocolate Genius - Enough For You [One Little Indian]
Jamie Lidell - It's A Kiss [Warp]
Citizen Sound - Trouble (feat. Ammoye) [Balanced Records]
J57 - Frogger [Balanced Records]
Mind Kontrol Ultra - Genuine Beef [Independent]

This coming Friday (September 24th) I'll be joined in the studio by my brother-in-law Kevin Klimczak who is in the midst of a 'trail audit' of the Manitoba portion of the Trans-Canada Trail. He's biking hundreds of kilometers taking notes and photos of the condition of the trail to help make improvements for users going forward and has some interesting stories from his journey.
I've also got an interview with acclaimed novelist Sandra Birdsell (a former Winnipegger) about her new novel, Waiting For Joe, that I just conducted this afternoon in which she delves into the inspiration for the book.
I'll also be giving away tickets to see Hot Hot Heat, so tune in from 6:30 - 8pm CST to win!

In coming weeks, I'll be talking to Library Voices, Head In The Sand's Mike Petkau, Boats, DVAS and more, so stay tuned!

Friday, September 10, 2010

How It Went Down: September 10, 2010

Back after a wonderful holiday with the family with a busy show. Talked to Maya of B.C. punk duo The Pack A.D. about contests, touring with Nomeansno and coming to Winnipeg. Also had a lengthy conversation with award-winning novelist Jane Urquhart about her latest book, Sanctuary Line.

Here's what I played:

Set One: 6:30 - 7 PM

Aloe Blacc - Take Me Back [Stones Throw]
Dubmatix - Struggle (feat. Dennis Alcapone) [Renegade Rocker]
Interview with The Pack A.D.
The Pack A.D. - B.C. Is On Fire [Mint]

Set Two: 7 - 7:30 PM

Prince Rama - Raghupati [Carpark Records]
Miesha & The Spanks - Mean Face [Transistor 66]
Interview with Jane Urquhart

Set Three: 7:30 - 8 PM

Azure Ray - Make Your Heart [Saddle Creek]
Depatterning - The Veteran's Land Act [Independent]
Four Tet - Angel Echoes (Caribou Remix) [Domino]
Tokyo Police Club - Breakneck Speed [Dine Alone Records]