Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Ruby Slippers Radio Jan 15 2021 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

We're half way through the month, whatever that means. 

Let's pretend it's OK and just listen to some great music

Stupid Boys ... Bleached

The Holy Fire ... Wax Fang

Kids on the Run ... Kalle Mattson *

Celebration of Life ... Astral Magic

Rabbit ... Turtle Skull

We Cry For Harmonia ... Elephant Stone *

That is That ... Katie Ditschun *

Afterglow ... Katey Morley *

Prism ... I Like Trains

Listening to Bowie ... Mirror Pictures

Ruff Dive ... Forest City Aurora *

Kill ... Cockatoo *

Devil Knows ... Julian Shah-Tayler

I Want To Live ... Carole Pope*

Premonition ... Mayflower Madame

That's it for tonite.

Stay safe and stay kind, my friends.


Friday, 8 January 2021

Ruby Slippers Jan 8 2021 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everyone

Here we are again, starting up a new chapter.

Hang in there, we got this.

Unbelievable ... EMF

Angel Dust ... Magic Wands

Lifelong Guarantee ... Carl Carlson and the Songdogs

Momma's Boy ... City Boy

Cry Too Much Don't Love Enough ...lola demo

Nostalgia ... David Sylvian

The Professor ... Dream Aria * (with intro by Ann)

Dragonfly ... Father Owl *

The Symmetry ... The Undecidable *

Fire ... Madisyn Whajne *

Back To The Start ... Papal Visit *

The Day We Moved ... Shanghai *

She's So Marie ... The Naked High *

Keep On Dancing ... We are The City *

Stay safe! Thanks for listening


Friday, 1 January 2021

Ruby Slippers Radio Jan 1 2021 7-8 pm Happy New Year

 Hey hey everybody!

Goodbye 2020 (don't let the door hit you on the way out) and hello 2021! Here's to a better year!

This show has mostly personal favorites from the last year's lockdown. Some of it is new, some of it new to me. I hope you hear something that sparks your imagination and keeps you humming in the months ahead.

Wear your mask! Keep your distance! Support local businesses, music and one another!

We will come out of this a kinder world, I just know it.

So without further adieu, here's to you.

Code of the Road...Danko Jones *

Fool's Gold ... Def Con Sound System *

Army of Me ... Bjork

St. Charles ... Throwing Muses (by far the track that sparked the most conversation this year)

Black Tears (Dicepeople remix) ... Leg Puppy

Dream On ... Oliver Pigott *

Don't Rain On My Parade ... Japan

Sunglasses at Night ... The Follow Ups *

Rasputin ... Russian Tim and the Pavel Bures *

Primitive Creatures ... Church of Trees *

Panic Room ... Au/Ra

Burn ... Terouz * (I melt at this voice)

Hide it Away ... Will Butler *

Love on Strike ... The Tins

There are at least as many tracks that couldn't be shoe horned into this hour.

Stay tuned....

Thanks for listening


Friday, 25 December 2020

Ruby Slippers Radio December 25 2020 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody (or I should I say ho ho? 😀)

Here is the annual Xmas spectacular or extravaganza or whatever you wish to call it. This year is more traditionally based. No tracks about Santa's brains or zombies or stuff like that although I could not leave Frank the Christmas Turkey out of the mix, could I?

It has been a year for the books and I personally am so grateful for your continued support. It makes it a joy to put these shows together knowing someone out there might find a song or two to brighten the day.

Anyhow, before the eggnog starts talking here is the playlist (btw, in what alternate universe did someone think putting raw eggs into a drink was a good idea? Yikes.)

Present Face ... Garfunkel and Oates (always start with this one.)

Father Christmas ... Platinum Blonde *

Happy Holidays ... Glass Tiger and Roch Voisine *

I Believe In Father Christmas ... Emerson Lake and Palmer

Holly Herald ... Jethro Tull

The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot ... Nat King Cole (see the doc "Jingle Bell Rocks" for more insight)

Song For A Winter's Night ... Sarah McLachlan *

Hounds of Winter ... Sting (not Xmas but it's Sting for heaven sakes)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ... James Kasper * (love the lo fi quality of this track)

Silent Night ... The Jingles * (Canada's only Christmas band)

What Better Time Than Christmas ... Ghost Cousin *

Peace on Earth ... Greg Clarke * (to the rescue!)

This Christmas ... Peter Foldy *

Christmas With You ... James Collins *

FRANK THE CHRISTMAS TURKEY ... Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours 

Christmas Don't Be Late ... the Chipmunks (ALVIN!!!)

White Christmas (extro)... Jingle Cats (and Dogs)

Be merry, stay safe, remain kind and bottoms up.

Will check in on January 1.

Much love and thanks for listening

*Cancon for the win

Monday, 14 December 2020

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 18 2020 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Here is this week's post. More mellow than most. Please note the last track, an interesting tone poem by a Canadian artist from Guelph. We are stretching the boundaries a bit, aren't we?


You Make My Dreams ... Conan Neutron and the Minions

World of Noise ... Deep Covers *

Days ... Steve Hill *

Call me Anytime ... Dennis Ellsworth *

Spin Me Upside Down ... Jahm! with intro by Melanie

Sun That Shines Forever ... Death Bells

Demons ... The Nursery *

I Can't Release You ... Patricia Lorran *

If I Could Turn the Clocks Back ... The Fugitives *

Rebecca Lake ... Beau Rivage *

A Low ... Cults

Out Of My Mind ... The Striped Bananas

49 Bye Byes ... Crosby Stills and Nash

Gynandrous//The Chimera ... Piers Oolvai *

Thanks for listening.

See you next week for (drum roll please) the Holiday Spectacular!

Stay safe.


Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 11 2020 7 pm

 Hey hey everybody,

It is right and truly December now. I promise not to spring seasonal music on you this week, though.

You're welcome

Welcome To Cashville ...VOLK

Baby You All Wrong ... Catl * 

Get Off My Back ... Teenage Head *

When I'm Gone (brassles mix) ... Jahm!

Rainbow Bar Tribute to Lemmy ... Paul Roye *

Too Much Tension ... The Mystery Lights

Listen to the Thunder ... Delyn Grey *

all good girls go to hell ... Billie Eilish  (I seem to play this a lot)

Get Precious ... Yukon Blonde *

Follow Me ... Twin Flames *

We Can Make It Together ... The Strawbs

Becuz of U ...Dennis Ellsworth *

Something Is Happening here ... The Elwins *

Man In The Moon ... Nick Cave

Venus and the Moon ... Ayelet Rose Gottleib *

Hypnotic ... TriTri *

Venus and Mars (cover) ... Hugh Shark and Gary Gahan

Isn't She Lovely ... Deuxpeche Mode (extro)

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe.


Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 4 2020 7-8 pm

  Hey hey everybody!

It's December and you know what that means? Battling the roads with the Summer Tire Club, getting bundled up to go outside only to have to come back in because you drank a cup of coffee in the morning (c'mon, we have all done this) and justifying grazing on holiday treats throughout the day.

Well, here is this week's playlist which is guaranteed solid, good value and low calorie. (Hot chocolate, anyone?)

Let the Reindeer Games begin!

Problems ... Aylie Sparkes * (from the Yukon)

Picture My Face ... Teenage Head *

Long Gone ... Kellindo

Chinese Satellite ... Phoebe Bridgers

Warwick ... The Bats

Since You Were A Kid ... Field Guide *

All Ends ... Another Sky (sigh...)

Diablo (Tristram) ... Mercurius FM

Hollow Face ... Lee Paradise *

Out of Time ... Feed After Midnite *

I Can't See The Light ... Tombstones In Their Eyes

Artificial Stars (ft. Wanderingaria) ...Hermitess *

Sea of Time ... A Devil's Din *

The Fever ... Thrillsville

Last Christmas ... The Nursery * (consider yourself WHAMMED)

Gypsy's Lament (extra) ... Aylie Sparkes *

Thanks for listening. Stay safe!