Friday, 28 December 2012

Ruby Slippers Friday Dec 28 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Hope your Christmas was a gas, and that your are revving up for a rockin' New Year's eve.
I know I am, with some vino, a warm puppy and movies on demand.  

Ah, bliss!

Anyhow, here it is, the playlist for today.  Had to delay posting it, as I was sincerely hoping to surprise you all with a show by Chris and Dan Berube, legendary around CIUT, but it was not to be :(
Maybe later in the month.  Timing is everything in this life....

Worst Song Medley---Garfunkel and Oates
The New Year---Death Cab for Cutie
Everthing Must Go---The Weakerthans (from the album Live at Burton Cummings Theatre)
Sexx Laws---Beck
Take You On---The Features
Primary---The Cure
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns---Funky Bummer featuring Anne Beadle
Eyeoneye---Andrew Bird
Not Be Alright---Mary Margaret O'Hara  (yes, it's Catherine's sister)
Born Under Punches---Talking Heads
Tessellate---Tokyo Police Club
Primary Colours---Immaculate Machine
Crash Years---The New Pornographers
New Year---The Breeders
Sound of Hamiklton---Hands and Teeth
Horshoe Fortune---The Russian Futurists

and if time permits.. given that I messed up last week...


That's it, that's all.  See ya next week and thanks for listening.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Holiday Addendum to Dec. 21 Ruby Slippers

Hey everybody,


I cannot for the life of me explain how COLDPLAY sidelined Tokyo Police Club and my beloved Chipmunks!!  I suspect it occurred while modeling the new CIUT t shirts for the website, and well, you know how photoshoots can distract you during a live broadcast.

Yes, we are a station of multi taskers.

Anyhow, I am leaving the playlist as it stands, although it isn't really how it finished, only because to me that would have been a more fitting way to finish the Christmas edition of Ruby Slippers.

If you have not had your seasonal dosage of Alvin and the gang, perhaps you will now be motivated to find the recording at your local library, sit back and sing along!

Cheers to all, and thanks for listening!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 21 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

(Flash, I suddenly realized that this salutation is how Chris Berube greeted his audience for years on Electric Boogaloo.What a great show that was.... however I digress)

It's that magical time when we are perhaps more harried than we should be and definitely more in need of a little lighthearted fun.  Given that today the world is supposed to end, (trust me to do a show as the global Titanic goes down)  I have tried to combine seasonal fare with straight up great music. Let me know what you think!

Present Face---Garfunkel and Oates  
First Snow Of The Year---Hawksley Workman  (GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!)
No A**holes on Christmas---Stephanie Coplan and friends
One Good Reason---Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers
D****bag---Robots Wearing Sunglasses  ( a Christmas share for CIUT from RWS themselves)
Caught---Anna Domino  (had to have a quiet moment or two)
Empty Room---Arcade Fire
Trailblazer---The Barmitzvah Brothers
The Ring Song---The Bravery
say-so-long---Fiction 20 Down
Make You Mine---Cannoneers
The Noise---Austra
Them Kids---Sam Roberts (did you know he collected Royal Family Commemorative tins?)
Stray Dog---The Anthemeers
Locked Out---Freelance Whales
Tessellate---Tokyo Police Club
The Chipmunk Song-----Alvin, Theodore, Simon and Dave

Hope your hols are a blast, and as always, thanks for listening!
Back next week with the year end wrap up!

Oh, and the music bio that was considered the guiltiest pleasure from last week's question is "Girls Like Us", a combined career profile of Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.

In loving memory of Roger  December 20, 1958 - July16, 2010

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!!

It's that time of year when so much is going on that it's almost impossible to remember what day it is.
Making stuff, eating stuff, going out, coming in, watching holiday movies, paying bills (groan) and trying to deposit enough bread to cover them.  Thank Goodness for music, right?

Well, the spirit moved me about three days ago to assemble this Friday's playlist, and as I came up for air today, I thought, "Why not post early and entice the happily frantic among us to sit and listen on Friday night?"

So here it is.  Note that the winner from last week's question has the first selection from his fav Cat Woman.

Santa Baby---Eartha Kitt
I Will Survive---Cake
Cherish The One You Got---Harrison Hudson
Fix Me Now---Garbage
Scabby Knees---Hexes and Ohs
Shithead Kids---We Are Marching On
Watch the World Go (Young Galaxy Remix)---Johan Agebjorn
Fire In The Lobby---Immaculate Machine
Seven Stars Remix (Rheostatics)---King Cobb Steelie
Judy In Disguise(With Glasses)---John Fred and his Playboy Band
beautiful and light---Tunng
hidden Sound---Water Colour
Dancin' In The Wind---Jenn Grant
Cha Cha Cha Heels---Eartha Kitt and the Bronski Beat

Remember, keep calm and put the kettle on.

Cheers! and thanks for listening.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ruby Slippers Dec. 7 NEW TIME 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!
Here we are in the new time slot.

Decided to post the playlist while waiting for the show at the station.
BUT it just may change a bit, so follow along...and corrections will follow after the fact.

I Know, I Know, I Know---Tegan and Sara
We Walk---Ting Tings
How Does It Feel---Zeus
Bad time To Be Poor---The Weakerthans
Dragon Queen---Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Concrete Wall  (RAC Remix)---Zee Avi
Guitar Swing---Winks
Pinball Wizard---The Who
St. Petersburg---Wilderness of Manitoba
Anyway Rattlesnake---Haley Bonar
Shanty Song---Bruce Peninsula
Beat's So Lonely---Charlie Sexton
Put Me On---Diamond Rings
XXXX/Loyalty---You Say Party!.
BONUS TRACK   A Venture---Yes 

This playlist is like comfort food, in a new place at a new time. 

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ruby Slippers for Dec 1 from 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

This list is going up really early as the rest of the week is insanely busy.  The show will air on Saturday Dec 1 from 5-6 pm for the last time, and then it's off to the next frontier of Friday from 7-8 pm.

To help close this chapter our good friend Laura Lawton, Voice for Hire, has returned with her rockin' best, and all things being equal, will be contributing a periodic feature entitled "In Profile" to the show. She is working hard to get interviews with notable musicians from all over, but with a particular love for those in the Canadian music scene.
Anyhow, here is the playlist.  I hope you will follow along with us on Saturday, and in absense of a farewell fruit basket, I offer an amazing and varied show for our listeners in this slot.
Hope you will make the switch with us, but remember, the show is posted at under the title "Ruby Slippers" for a week after it airs in case you miss it.

Here goes....

Blue Monday---Buke and Gase  (another fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Sandy from this duo)
The Weather---Butterfly Boucher
Six Barrel Shotgun---Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (perfect music for running FAST)
Waiting In The Hall---Gord Prior  ( a Laura pick and first interview)
Leave Home---Chemical Brothers
Zombies---Buffalo Brothers (another Laura pick)
Magic---Walk Off the Earth
Only One---Tyson and His Gameboy
Price Paid---Wax Mannequin
Bad Stone---Crystal Method
Dear Can---!!!   (pronounced in my house at least as "Chck, chck, chck")
Cloud of Evil---Blackout Beach
Star---Cuff the Duke
The Only One---One Tribe Nation (the final Laura pick)  (apparently there are two only ones)
Hot Kitty---Tricky Woo  (let's hope time permits)

Well, that's it.  Thanks for following along with me through the first timeslot, and please come by on Fridays.  There's always a surprise or two waiting for you.

Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Ruby Slippers Playlist Nov 24 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!

Here it is, a very cold day in the city, perfect for sitting by the radio and enjoying some great music!
Some of these are old favs, and I hope you agree they really stand up! ( My brain is frozen..sorry for the short intro...)

Torch Song---Todd Rungren   (for Roger)
Walking In The Woods---The Pursuit of Happiness
Paranoimia---The Art of Noise
The Main Thing----Roxy Music
This is Now----The Knife
My Arms----Bloodgroup
Happiness Is A Warm Gun----Bend Sinister (You KNOW this one!)
Fragile Bird----City and Colour
You Get What You Give----The New Radicals (dance, damn it!)
Instant Karma  (John Lennon Cover)----Cuff The Duke
I Knew I Shouldn't Have Held My Breath----Amos The Transparent
Who's In Control----Filter Free Radio
Always----Army Girls
Roland----The Bicycles
This Crowded Room (Young Galaxy Remix)----Freedom or Death

So there it is.  Don't forget the countdown begins for our move to Friday 7-8 starting December 7th.
See you on Saturday next week...

Thanks for listening.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Dreaming In Stereo Nov. 23 3-5 pm

Hi everybody,

The usual hostess with the mostest, Alex, is off sick today, so here is the playlist for today's show!
A little of this a little of that....favorites from other shows and all over the place.

Still Adore You---Hexes and Ohs
Anne with An E---The Pains of Being Pure of Heart
Stillness is the Move---Dirty Projectors
Quiet My Heart---Great Forest
We Dance Alone---Beck
get Some---Lykke Li
You Make Me Like Charity---The Knife
Fine Shrine---Purity Ring
The Future---Austra
Invention 77---Immaculate Machine
Suffocation---Crystal Castles
French Diplomacy---Boy
London Still---The Waifs
It's A Beautiful Life---Amos The Transparent
Thrones---The Dears
Girl Nobody---Paper Doll
Sleep---Allan Stone
Hollowpoint Blues---Shovels and Ropes
Killing Time---Jets Overhead
After Hours ---Caribou
Belated Promise Ring---Iron and Wine
I've Been Away---Museum Pieces
Nowhere With You---Joel Plaskett
Soundtrack Song---The Lumineers
Surrounded In Smoke---Chad Van Galen
Killer of Dragons---High Dials
Black Woods White Beach---Afterlife Parade

Thanks for listening, see you tomorrow on Ruby Slippers!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Ruby Slippers Playlist for Nov. 17 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!

Time's a-wasting and in anticipation of tomorrow's special show, I wanted to share the playlist a little early.  Notice anything different?  If you guessed "There's more RAWK than usual" you would be right!!!  There is a special guest this week, the lovely and talented Laura Lawton, who has taken time from her frantic schedule to be part of this week's show.

So without further ado, here it is.

Follow along with the broadcast at CIUT 89.5 FM or by going to the website for a week after the original broadcast, click on Ruby Slippers and voila! The show is there!

30 Rock (Alec Baldwin)---Robots Wearing Sunglasses
Easy---Deer Tick
Won't Go Quietly---Bobnoxious
Mystery to Me---Headstones
Avocadoes---Hot Tea
3 Angels---Headstones  (can never get enough of these CD out in the spring)
Colour of A Man---Hidden Cameras  (don't judge this pairing until you hear it )
I Am Freedom---Monster Truck
Pale Horses---Moby
Cheap Music---Handsome Furs  (this is anything but cheap!)
Wolf Like Me---TV On The Radio   (classic TOTR)
Springs---oOoOO  (witch house/chillwave project from Chris Dexter of San Francisco, check this out on Soundcloud)                                                      

Well kids, that's it for this week.

BIG NEWS!!  Ruby Slippers will be packing its bags and moving in the weeks ahead so stay tuned for all the details.

Thanks for listening!

Friday, 9 November 2012

Ruby Slippers Nov 10 5-6 pm

Hey everybody! no new fill ins this week but Ruby Slippers continues on...

Another show, another spirited collection of awesome tunes!

Just a heads the next few weeks, the Fates permitting, I will be joined by the lovely and talented Laura Lawton, who will be helping to programme music and include some surprises along the way! If you have yet to meet her, you are in for a real treat!

So without further ado, here is this week's show.

How Long Must I Wait---Dr. Dog (new!)
Caught Me Thinkin'---Bahamas 
Jimmy Jimmy---Born Ruffians
Laser Beams---Wintersleep  (also brand new)
Obedear---Purity Ring  (just can't get enough of this album)
Heat Lightening  (Ghost Loft Remix)---Icky Blossoms  (band is back by popular request)
Papa Don't Preach---Woodhands  (you have never heard this song like THIS!)
Love Makes The World Go Round---You Say Party We Say Die
How Should I Have Known---From East to Exit  (didn't get to this last week...a keeper)
Hard Times---Buke and Gase  (buy this!  It's a benefit for Hurricane Sandy relief from Bandcamp)
This Way Home---Chris Smith
Black July---Joshua James
It Ain't Easy---Slim Twig
Death By Snakebite---Minnesota
Mad World--- Gary Jules  (I love love love this version)

Well, folks, that's it for now.
If you are in Canada, wear your poppy proudly on Nov. 11, and remember those who paid the ultimate price for the peace we now enjoy.

See you next week, same time same station...CIUT 89.5 FM

Thanks for listening!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Ruby Slippers Nov. 3 5-6 pm

Hey, everybody!!!

No new fill ins this week, but if you are following this blog, here is my regular show's stuff.

A post Halloween playlist to shiver your timbers, or at least shake you up a bit!!!

So without further it is.....

Ukelele Anthem---Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
     (tell me this doesn't just inspire you to go out and buy a ukelele. I DARE you!!!)
Blonde and Blue---Headstones
Running With Insanity---Alcoholic Faith Mission
Cry Like A Ghost---Passion Pit  (do you know what the band name means? Too funny)
Ship Going Down (Let's Go! Let's Go!)---Hexes and Ohs
Body Movin'---Lo-Fi   (cool cover)
Enemy Among Us---Paper Route
Un Estado---All Of Your Friends
Spitting Image---Freelance Whales   ( I'm more of a freelance raccoon, actually)
Son Of Volare---Green Palm Radiation  (from Guelph.  Didn't get to this last week so here it is)
She's Disaster---Lovedrug
Door To Door---The Magic
How Should I (Of Known)---From East To Exit
Your Final Setting Sun--- Jason Lytle (from the band Granddaddy)

and finally, a showdown, dependent on listener feedback and time

A Tell Tale Heart---Alan Parsons Project  (ah, Edgar Allan Poe)
I Feel Free---Cream

Hope your All Hallows Eve was a blast!
Thanks for listening and see you next week!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Ruby Slippers Oct. 27 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!!!!

Not much in the way of fill in these days, but Ruby Slippers keeps on keepin' on.....

Here we are, the weekend before the spookiest night of the year, when the veil is the thinnest between the worlds!   Lots of ghosts, monsters, spirits, spells and of course the afterlife!


Drunk Love---Rebekah Higgs  ( also know as Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees)
Smells Like Teen Spirit--- Winter Gloves  (Nirvana cover)
Spellwork---Austra (Young Galaxy Remix)
Strange Vacation---Quest for Fire  (Canadian psych/prog)
Run and Don't Stop---The Rocket Summer
Ain't That Cute---Moonglasses  (Guelph natives)
Criminals---The Blue Stones
When I Get Back---Handsome Furs
Museum in the Woods (demo version)---Wool and Howl (more from Guelph)
Holding You---Katie Herzig
The Afterlife---YACHT
Ropes That Way---Dirty Ghosts
Son of Volare---Green Palm Radiation
Oisin, My Bastard Brother---The High Dials
Heroes and Villians---Brian Wilson
Monster Mash---Bobby "Boris Pickett and the Crypt Kickers

Be safe out there and thanks for listening.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Ruby Slippers Playlist Oct. 20 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!

It's the FALL MEMBERSHIP drive, and today you can make a difference to the station!
During the show you can call in and make a donation to CIUT, tax deductible, by the way, which will go toward keeping this show and the station on the air.

For donation information please go to and please show us some love!

As for the music this week....

Here goes!

Immigrant Song    Dread Zepplin  (from the album Un-Led-ed, get it? Hmmm?)
Theophile   Tape Deck Bros.   (Torontonians)
Movement and Location     Punch Brothers
Bag O' Miracles    Eagles of Death Metal
The Kids Were Wrong    Memoryhouse
Gimme Sympathy    Metric   (you'll know this one from the commercials)
Live Forever     Run With The Kittens
Don't Touch That Dial    Paper Lions
Tripping Horses    The Russian Futurists
Ungirthed    Purity Ring  (I have played this before, but what's not to love?)

And to close our show...

Over the Rainbow    Isreal  Kamakawiwo'ole

Many thanks to DJ Nico, Alex, Talia the phone volunteers, and of course you the listener.

See you next week!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Playlist for Oct 13 5-6 pm Ruby Slippers

Hey everybody,

Ruby Slippers rides again!

I know this is WAY in advance, but given that I am dashing out of the studio to make an appointment tomorrow, I thought I would post for tomorrow.  There may be some minor deviations, and I will correct them if needs be, but at the moment, this is how the show will line up.

Stillness Is The Move   Dirty Projectors
Smoke and Mirror Show   Young Galaxy
My Favorite Year   Destroyer
Vanessa Vacillating   Slow Children  (didn't actually get to this last week...)
Put Your Arms Around Me   The Hawk In Paris   (rather athemnic, but really pretty)
Say It Ain't So  Sarah Blackwood   (Weezer cover)
He Poos Clouds   Final Fantasy  (now known as Owen Pallet)
Beijing   Patrick Watson
Prophesy   Adam and the Amethysts
Weightless   City and Colour   (out of Alexisonfire)
Moonage Daydream    The Dirty Nil   (good Bowie cover)
Tough Love   Joel Plaskett Emergency
No Envy  Humble Wolf

Please remember to donate if you can to CIUT on behalf of this and other shows.
Just go to the website and click on DONATE and the rest is easy.

Thanks for listening, see you next week for the Membership Drive Show Extravaganza!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Hey, People, Join The CIUT Family!!!

Hey everybody!

It's the fall membership drive beginning now, and I have to say it's pretty exciting.
This is YOUR opportunity to become a member of the CIUT 89.5 FM  family by donating a mere $25! (Although any donation is of course really really appreciated by the umpteen volunteers at the station)

What happens to your donation?

It keeps the station on the air, that's what.  It pays for the transmittor, it keeps the equipment in tip top shape, it replaces the stuff that wheeze to a halt after it has served us well for the life of the equipment, it maintains our web feed, gosh, that money keeps us going so that you can listen 365 days a year for as long as you want.

None, and I repeat, none of this donation money makes its way to the programmers.  Not a single penny.

So...if you love radio, and are tired of being told what you should listen to by the Big Box commercial stations, please consider making a donation to the last community station in all of the Greater Toronto Area, and in fact the coolest station on the World Wide Web.

As the slogan goes  :  Your voice, your sound, your radio!   CIUT 89.5 FM.

Thanks for listening and see you soon!

Carol B

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Playlist for Oct 6 5-6 pm

Hey everyone,

It's Thanksgiving weekend and we can feel the fall in the air.  Sadly today saw the passing of one of my dearest friends and companions, and it is to his memory that I dedicate this show.
I love you, Murph.

Be kind to one another.  Be thankful for those around you, and never lose sight of life's little blessings.

The Sheriff    The Strumbellas
Against The wall   Young Empires
Outlaw Blues   Queens of the Stone Age
White Days    The Lighthouse and the Whale
Too Cold   Current Swell
Big Time Sensuality  (The Fluke Remix)  Bjork
Filthy/Gorgeous   Scissor Sisters
Dude You Feel Electrical  Shout Out Out Out
The Evening Redness in the West  Deer Park
Star  Cuff The Duke
12 John/I'm Only Dancing  YT/ST
Five Years   Born Ruffians
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue   Bad Religion
Cosmic Wheels   Donovan

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Playlist for September 29 5-6 pm

Hey folks,

Here is this week's playlist for Ruby Slippers!

It's a spectacular day in the city and I have to admit, this playlist is the bomb, just the thing to get you all juiced up for Nuit Blanche!  So...while you get your zombie on, or fuel up with dinner and a nice glass of something in preparation for the all night party, enjoy the tunes!
As always, any comments or suggestions are welcome.

Someone Keeps Moving My Chair    They Might Be Giants   (played the hell out of this tape in the car)
We like To Rock    Bidiniband   
Overbiter    Say Anything
Suffragette City   The Acorn    (if you haven't yet, download the covers album at Paperbag Records)
Hunting Season   Hands and Teeth
Cold & Alcohol   Army Girls
Do Not Feed The Radio   Fiction 20 Down
Snowflakes   Ivory Drive  (Lord, I hope not yet...)
This Is The Dream of Win and Regine   Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy  
Lindsay  Elliott Brood
Crash Years   The New Pornographers
Arrows   Rah Rah   (brand spankin' new)
We Were Born the Mutants....   Of Montreal  (and oddly, this band is NOT of Montreal)
There Goes Your Corpse Again   Deadly Snakes   (so sad, they are no more)

That's it, that's all.  Thanks for listening and be safe out there tonight!

Thursday, 27 September 2012

From Me To You!!! (From PBR of course!!!)

Hey everybody!

As the 30th anniversary of David Bowie's iconic album, "Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars" has arrived, Paperbag records has released a cover album of the songs FREE to its supporters and music lovers everywhere!
Here is the link:
I would heartily recommend you treat yourself to this download, and also check out the other free downloads from the artists on PBR.
Gotta fly, folks.
See you Saturday, same time, same station (CIUT 89.5 FM)
(If you listen on line, the website has been down for a week or so but you can listen in real time  on
Later, gators.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Playlist Sept. 22 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!

First episode of the new show, Ruby Slippers!  Here's the playlist, and I hope you find something new and exciting from it.  This will now be my permanent home, so hang on to your ears, the fun has just begun.

Summersweat      Royal Canoe
She's The One     Caribou
Lie Awake     Angel Snow
Young Mothers     Sebastian Grainger
Trailblazer     The Barmitzvah Brothers
Fwoooooooosh!   Starship Experience
Grey Skies     Paperback  (not THE Paperbacks, as previously thought)
Anirog D9    Squarepusher
Computer    Fun 100
How Do You Ruin Me     Black Prairie
The Killing Type    Amanda Palmer
How Fast Is Too Fast    Orange Glass
Small Stakes    Spoon
Something I Want to Tell You   Small Faces
Television Set    Jowl Plaskett Emergency
I Love My Leather Jacket    The Chills
Lil' Devil    The Cult
Firebomb     Chrome

Didn't really think the show would end with Chrome, but somehow it was only too fitting!
See you next week, and thanks for listening!
CIUT 89.5 FM

Monday, 10 September 2012

UPDATE for September 22

Hey everybody,

It's official.

The show is called RUBY SLIPPERS so click your heals and enjoy the ride. I promise you won't be sorry.

Thanks for listening, and stay tuned!  I am coming back with a vengence!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Announcement. BIG NEWS!!!!! for Saturdays

Hey everybody!

Although the Guelph Jazz Festival this weekend and personal business next weekend will see my absence from the airwaves, never fear.  As of September 22, this timeslot, 5-6 pm Saturdays, will the the permanent home for yours truly.  HOWEVER, it needs a name.  And believe it or not, that's a lot harder to do than putting a show together.
Any thoughts?  You have been listening for the past three months, and your input is very valuable.

This is really exciting and to be honest, rather frightening... in a good way.
Next week, another programmer will be trying out their wings so give them a chance, and come back for the official kickoff.

Thanks for your support and of course for listening.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Playlist for Sept. 1 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!
Back again this week on a long weekend, and I have some good tunes for the occasion, including a world premier from a local band!  I hope you are enjoying the wind up to the summer vacation, and are ready to blast off into the fall festivities.
So, here we go...

Black Woods, White Beach    Afterlife Parade
Michigan left (Young Galaxy Remix)   The Arkells
Killer of Dragons    The High Dials
Dogwood    Human Bodies  (fresh off the presses, a world premier)
Not Arriving   Hexes and Ohs
Just Because We Are Running    Deer Park
Welcome   Hey, Rosetta!
Animals for Real   Wax Mannequin
The Real Thing    Odds
My Father Moved Through Dooms Of Love    Tigre Benvie
Call Me   The Pipettes
Tyranny   Anna Domino
Babes    Icy Blossoms
Phone #   Immaculate Machines
Four Little Songs   The Rheostatics

Next week, this time slot will host a live broadcast of the Guelph Jazz Festival.
See you soon!! and thanks for listening. 

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Playlist for August 18 5-6 pm

Hey, everybody!
Here it is another Saturday and with that a chance to bring you some really awesome music.
Last week, a listener called in with a request, but being the only person in the studio and not finding the cut on You Tube on the fly, I will be playing it this week instead!  Thank you for the recommendation of the Waxmen: Toronto boys, rockin' on!

So here it is.  As always, if you have a request in upcoming shows, don't hesitate to ask.  Enjoy

Born With A Broken Heart   David Wax Museum
Chariots    Future of Forestry
Sticky Situation     Waxmen **  request
I Will Wander   The Features    ( great band)
Sleep When Dead   Wild Suns   ( my philosophy exactly)
Indian Moon   Chadwick Stokes
Close My Eyes   The Vespers
End Of The Beginning    Blue Sky Addicts
Still (Live)  Great Lake Swimmers (notice a folksy, wistful theme today?)
What Wonderous Love Is This?    Wayfarer  (hymnals reworked , and Canadian to boot)
Maybe Tomorrow   Friendly Rich and the Lollipop People
Favorite Girl   The Icarus Account
Heroin Lovers   Robert Francis
Roland   The Bicycles
Destroyer   King Khan and The Shrines
I Remember Crescent City    Royal Chant
Jeered By Minor Demons    Atlas Strategic

That's it.  That's all.  Thanks for listening.  This spot will be pre empted next week for the Eaglewood Folk Festival, but I'll be back!  Cheers!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Playlist for August 11 5-6 pm

Hey, everybody!
A terribly soggy and humid Saturday here in the Big Smog.  But we can stay in and listen to music to help get 'er done at home, right?

Nowhere With You     Joel Plaskett
Soundtrack Song (Lost EP version)    The Lumineers
Cherish The One You Got    Harrison Hudson
Surrounded In Smoke    Chad Van Gaalen
Skinny Boy     Amy Millan
The Crossover Song    Destroyer
I Know I Know    Tegan and Sara
What's The Hold-up? Where's The Fire?   You Say Party We Say Die
Erected     Pink Mountaintops
Rise  (Kye Kye Remix) Josh Garrels
Ungirthed   Purity Ring   (run, don't walk, to get the album)
Leila  (Live from CBC Radio 3)   Manitoba
Forever Indebted    Shout Out Out Out Out  (to remember this name...1 Shout, 4 Outs)
Le Le Low  Hot Hot Heat
Got 2 Let U  The Knife  ( yes, I am playing favorites)
La Valerie   Malajube
Utilities   John K Samson (sweet little song)

Hope your socks stay dry and your ears wide open.
Thanks for listening!

Friday, 3 August 2012

Playlist for August 3 6-8 pm

Hey everybody!
I'm back on a Friday for the long weekend and we are having a real thrill ride with our broadcast board.  But despite an occasional drop out, the show must go on, and boy, there's lots to hear this week. Hope you are able to kick back, relax and let the radio do the talking.....

Hollowpoint Blues    Shovels and Rope
Killing Time    Jets Overhead
Wrong Side of History    Daryl Hall  (still got it after all these years...)
Ruby Slippers   SHEL
Rabbit Heart  (Raise It up)    Florence and the Machine
Sweetie and Shag (featuring Kazu Makino)    Battles
O'Siem    Susan Aglukark
Xerses   Apostles of Hustle
Eau d'Bedroom Dancing    Le Tigre
After Hours     Caribou
Cold Blooded Old Times (Smog Cover)    Cuff The Duke
Belated Promise Ring     Iron & Wine
flock of soul     Cocteau Twins
Holding Down The Laughter     Bad Books
Chariots     Future of Forestry
I've Been Away    Museum Pieces
Still Adore You     Hexes and Ohs
Anne With An E     The Pains of Being Pure of Heart
Stillness Is The Move    Dirty Projectors
Quiet My Heart    Great Forest
We Dance Alone    Beck
Get Some    Lykke Li
You Make Me Like Charity    The Knife  (also check out Fever Ray)
Oblivion    Grimes
Fineshrine    Purity Ring   (I AM SO HAPPY THIS ALBUM IS OUT!!!!!!)
The Future    Austra
Invention '77     Immaculate  Machine   (doesn't this sound like the Doors at first?)
Suffocation     Crystal Castles   (gotta have this band for a Friday)
French Diplomacy     Boy
Claire     The Rheostatics

Be safe, my friends, and thanks for listening!

Monday, 30 July 2012

Here We Go Again

Hey, everybody!
Seems yours truly will be doing a fill in this Friday from 6-8 pm.
I am throwing this out in the event that you might want to hear something specific.
I love doing Saturdays, but there is just something about Friday night..... Hot diggity!
See you then.

PS you can send your suggestions to
Thanks for listening

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Playlist for July 28 5-6 pm

Hi everybody!  This is the third and final week of Hillside Saturdays and I have to admit to feeling a little sad, not only because I am not there in person with the 5,000 music fans at the Guelph Conservation Area, but also because this is my last week of playing songs by the impressive lineup for this year's festival.  However, here we go. (Spoiler alert... there will be the folk,  there will be the country, there will be the duwop, there will be the indie, there will be the rock, you get my drift)

There are people who have been to Hillside in the past, those who are there right this minute and those I kind of wish would be there in the years ahead.  Perhaps next year's lineup will surprise us all .

Found Blue Skies     Pat Robitaille
Let Loose The Horses     The Rescues
Don't Mean Anything     Adam Cohen
Ex-Punks     Bry Webb (of the Constantines)
I Kind Of Hate Songs With Ambiguous Lyrics     Geoff Berner  (Klezmer forever!!!)
She Goes Riding    Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party
Butterfly Woman    Chic Gamine
Melody     Kate Earl
Bodies of Fiction     Library Voices
Two Places     Immaculate Machine
Blue Church Road     Collette Savard (from North Bay)
Lindsay     Elliott Brood
Drunk Teenagers     Joel Plaskett Emergency  (from the album Ashtray Rock) (Maybe not at Hillside every year, but this year for certain, and for my money OUGHT to be there each and every year)
Gardens of the Gods    The Bright Light Social Hour  (from Austin Texas)

I would like to thank the Toronto Public Library, especially the Annette Street Branch, for helping me source so much of this music.  Our libraries and the tireless librarians who keep us reading, listening and watching every day are world class.

 Next week this show will be pre empted for a live broadcast of another (secret, shhh) music festival.  (For a hint go to the CIUT website)

Thanks for listening!! and see you soon.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Playlist July 21 5-6pm

Here we are on week two of Hillside Saturdays.  I hope you enjoyed last week and will be with me next week to see this project to it's amazing conclusion.
Ideas for future fill in slots are always welcome.  Just send me a quick email to and I will be happy to try and play what you want to hear!

A Good Song     Valdy
Next To Me    Sleeping At Last
White Doves  young Empires
Vanessa   Grimes
Michigan Left   Arkells
Summer Vibe   Walk Off The Earth
This City    The Magnicificent 7's
Pegwee Power    Maylee Todd
Asking For Flowers   Kathleen Edwards
Sleep Patterns  Memory House
You Already Know    Bombay Bicycle Club
Wrapped Up In Books   Belle and Sebastian
Skill Of A Caveman    Slow Children
Terrorize Me Now    Bidiniband

Final version of the playlist...hope you enjoyed it.
Thanks for listening, and catch you on the flipside!

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Playlist for July 14 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!  It's blistering hot here in Toronto, and what better way to try and forget that than enjoying some of the music from this year's Hillside lineup!  We can pretend we are at the Guelph Lake, wandering from one stage to another and forgetting all about asphalt and pollution, at least for an hour!
This feature will continue as the time approaches the actual festival.
Enjoy all the (mostly Canadian) musical goodness.

It's Not Happening    The Be Good Tanyas
The Otherside (remix)    Ohbijou
An Evening Hymn    The Wooden Sky
Peace On The Rise    Chad VanGaalen
Marr Lake   Christine Fellows
Hands In Dirty Ground    Great Lake Swimmers
Pagan Angel and A Borrowed Car   Iron and Wine  (couldn't resist...not Hillside, but wouldn't it be cool?)
How Does It Feel?   Zeus
Under The Knife   The Rural Alberta Advantage
Saskatchewan  (Rheostatics cover)  The Wooden Stars
Nerve    Half Moon Run  (first time at Hillside)
1901 (remix by I am Robot and Proud)   Jim Guthrie
When You Were Mine    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone   (I thought this was a hoot)
Behold the Lamb!...   Rich Aucoin
You Can't Get It Back   Gentleman Reg
She Would Rather Be With Me    The Turtles (to kick off Vinyl Crypt)

Final playlist, what do you think?

Thanks for listening and see you next week!

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Hi everybody,
I will be doing a show this Saturday from 5-6pm and just a heads up, there will be lots of goodies from this year's Hillside Festival lineup.  For those of us not lucky enough to go to what has to be one of the coolest music experiences around, we can kick back with our favorite food, something cold to drink and enjoy the diverse collection of musicians and their work.

As a little taste, here is the full line up for Hillside 2012

Thanks for listening!

ALX, Arkells, Rich Aucoin, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bahamas, The Be Good Tanyas, Belle Starr, Geoff Berner, Birds of Chicago, Bidiniband, Bombay Bicycle Club, The Bright Light Social Hour, Bry Webb And The Providers, Chic Gamine, Adam Cohen, Cold Specks, The Crooked Brothers, Current Swell, The Deep Dark Woods, Doldrums, Dirty Mags, The Durants, Kathleen Edwards, Elephant Revival, Elliott BROOD, Esther Grey, Christine Fellows, Great Lake Swimmers, Alanna Gurr, Half Moon Run, Imaginary Cities, The Jezabels, Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Magnificent 7s, Maylee Todd, Memoryhouse, Mickey Hart Band, Minor Empire, New Country Rehab, Nightbox, Ohbijou, Open Hearts Society, Sandro Perri, (POP Montreal Presents: Canailles, Jennifer Castle, The Sin & The Swoon), Joe Pug, Rival Boys, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Selina Martin Triplets, Sagapool, The Slakadeliqs, StereoKid, The Strumbellas, Tālavya, Sidi Touré, Chad VanGaalen, Valdy, Walk Off The Earth, The Wooden Sky, Young Empires, Zeus.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Playlist for July6 6-8 pm

Hey everybody, happy weekend!  This is a two hour show that I really loved putting together, and as Afrofest will be preempting the usual Saturday fill in show, I gave it my all.

Here goes....
I Was a Sunny Rainphase     Stereolab
No. 6 Von Karman Street     A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Ocarina     Birds and Battereis
Poor Robin     Christine Fellows
Paris 1919  (with Cadence Weapon)  Final Fantasy
Osmosis     Donlands and Mortimer
Firefly Beacons     Foxfire Forest
Talkers     Entire Cities
Buildings     Jenny Omnichord
All Gone     Jim Guthrie
Concrete Bed  (Original Version)     Nada Surf
Pink Helicopters     Blackout Beach
Little Brother     Grizzly Bear
Magic Spells     Crystal Castles
A Good Thing  (Strange Ones Remix)    Monica Richards
Tracers    Miracle Fortress
Imagine It     Dirty Projectors
Train    Goldfrapp
Frenchy, Im Faking     Architecture in Helsinki
Round and Round     Ariel Pink's Haunted Grafitti
Notes Form A Parole  Hearing     I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can't
Transparency Is The New Mystery     Marnie Stern
Sad Sad City     Ghostland Observatory
Baroque Social     Broken Social Scene
Time Rest Heavy On My Hands     Affection Collection
PS Exclusive     Life Without Buildings
Confusion Boats     John Vanderslice
Bells In The Crooked  Port     Frog Eyes
Ragged Wood     Fleet Foxes
Fire In The Lobby    Immaculate Machine
Luna Malajube
Stormy High     Black Mountain

Be safe, and stay cool as the temperatures sky rocket.
See you next time!   

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Playlist for June 30 5-6 pm

Happy Canada Day Weekend!!!!
In honour of the holiday, here is a ton of Canadian songs that are incredible.......

Little Bird     Hexes and Ohs
Hold on to the Metal     Royal Canoe
These Days Mean Nothing to Me     High Dials
At the Finish Line     Jenn Grant
Broken    Katie Stelmanis
Violent Dreams     Crystal Castles
Eli     Caribou
You Can't Take Anyone    Castlemusic
All You Bellydancers! Unite!      Amos The Transparent
I've Been Away     Museum Pieces
Feedback In The Field     Plants and Animals

and then some more awesome tunes!

I'm Good  I'm Gone     Lykke Li
I Wanna Mike It Wit Chu    Desert Sessions
The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret     Queens of The Stoneage
Ropes That Fall     Dirty Ghosts

and to introduce Vinyl Crypt

Alice's Restaurant   ARLO GUTHRIE

Stay tuned for more fun as the weeks unfold.  Next show on Friday June 6 from 6-8 pm.
Thanks for listening.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Playlist for June 29 6-8 pm

Hey everybody!
It looks as if there was a spot to fill tonight, so here I am!  The start to a long weekend, the official beginning of the long lazy summer for some of us, and a break in the action to celebrate Canada's birthday!
Packed as many Canadian songs, songs of summer now and past and general fun into this show as I could!

Great DJ    The Ting Tings  (Bought this CD in NYC on a summer getaway)
Nighthawks    Two Hours Traffic  ( A dynamite act for the summer)
We are Beautiful We Are Doomed     Los Campesinos
Tell A Lie    Murder Plans
Stay Here A While    Paper Lions
Hoeing Weeds  Sewing Seeds    Russian Futuruists
I Can't Sleep At Night    Deadly Snakes
Have you Seen in Your Dreams    Miracle Fortress
Paranoimia    Art of Noise
Funk Ad    Daft Punk
Nights Out  (Guy Dallas Remix)    Cults
Odessa    Caribou   (Favorite song, no joke)
Birth of Serpents    Mountain Goats
Total Life Forever    Foals
Kisu Kisu    Qualite Motel   (I share a passion for this band with Talia Newman)
Fast Peter    Moonface
Too Beautiful To Work    Luyas
Downtown    Destroyer
Key Sparrow    Peaking Lights
Somebody I Used To Know     Walk Off The Earth  (Do you think it sounds a bit like the Police?)
Ship of Fools      F***ed Up
Be Forewarned    Blackout Beach
Eleven     Thao and Mirah
God Dammed     Girls  ( yes I know I spelled it wrong...just trying to be polite)
Jarhand    Immaculate Machines  (Like this album a lot)
Dissembler     Woodhands
Creep On Creepin On    Timber Timbre
Violent Dream    Crystal Castles
Shoot The Water     Austra

That's the final list, folks.  Thanks for listening.
See you tomorrow at 5 pm.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Playlist for June 23 5-6 pm

I'm back for another Saturday fill in and there are some real gems, just sayin'.
If you would like to hear something on a future gig, please leave a comment after the post.

Leaf House....Animal Collective
Crossed Wires.....The Acorn    (check out this YouTube will be glad you did!)
City With No Children....Arcade Fire
Babylon....Aphrodite's Child
Streets of Derry.....The Trees
Guide for the Married Man.....The Turtles  (this sends certain friends into fits of laughter)
Target.....Anna Domino
Excellent Birds.....Laurie Anderson   (I am enjoying all the excellent birds coming to the feeder right now)
Map Of The World (Part 1).....Jane Siberry
Can You Hear Me?.....Azalea
Ophelia's Shadow.....Toyah  (Does she sound like Kate Bush to you?)
Black Cloud.....Little Scream  (can't get this album out of my head)
Sunshine Superman.....Donovan

There may also be some A.C. Newman (Miracle Drug) in there somewhere.  I will try to follow the list.
Promise. Cross my heart.  (but it's not always possible in the heat of the moment.)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Playlist for June 16 5-6 pm

It's an awesome day here in Toronto, what with NXNE, and what better way to warm up for it than listening to a real mix of music.  Of course, I could not do this show without a passing nod to The Flaming Lips...

Temporary Blues     The Features
Straight Street    Fiery Furnaces
2012    PS I Love You
Kool Thing    Sonic Youth
Fight Test    THE LIPS!!!!!   (hope you made it to Dundas Square)
Don't Care    Ophelia Syndrome
The Truth Is No Words    The Music  (what ever happened to this band?)
Even    RIBS
Under The Knife    The Rural Alberta Adventage
Dying In Africa    Sally Shapiro
Spellwork    Austra
Lizzard Crawl    The Future Sound of London
St. Petersburg    Wilderness of Manitoba
Morning Fog    Kate Bush
Undisclosed Desires    Muse
Sanctified    Nine Inch Nails
Saint James    Snakefarm

This may be a bit longer than the actual program, but in order to save time and get to the festival, I am posting early.....See you soon!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Playlist for June 14 10-Midnight!

Ghosts in the playlist tonight! A few cuts were reversed, but this is the real deal.
There's something old and something new, also borrowed.  No blue, though.

                                         HOUR ONE

Born To Be Wild    Steppenwolf
Pipline    California Guitar Trio  (live recording of them opening for King Crimson)
Mute    Canopy Climbers
Worm and Rattlesnake    Godley and Creme
Seven Veils    Chris Cutler and Lutz Glandien
Broken    Katie Stelmanis
Forever One   Gowan
Eggs and Their Shells    Cocteau Twins
Building the Colossus    Happy Rhodes  (get it? nudge, nudge)
We have Everything   (Unknown Mortal Orchestra)   Young Galaxy
Lashes Of An Actress    Hexes and Ohs
Eden (Can't Get This Body Thing Right)  Jane Siberry
Seems So Far   Jets Overhead
Friday On My Mind   Earth Quake
Black Camera   Wintersleep
Sure Can Start   Two Hours Traffic
Falling Out (Rick Agnew cover) You Say Party We Say Die
That Great Love Sound   The Ravonettes

                                   HOUR TWO

Insider Trading (On Outsider Art)   Library Voices
Echo Bay    Ohbijou
Always Fade   Low
Guyegaros    Little Scream   (The start of a wierd and wonderful set)
Walk With A Crutch   The Russian Futurists
Cinco De Mayo   Marnie Stern
Machine Gun    Portishead  (dedicated to a special soul)
Caught In A Loop    Royal Canoe
Output    Neon Grey  (reversed these two: ghosts at work)
Keep It Real    Plants and Animals
Against All Odds   The Postal Service  (another reversal...more ghostly shenanigans) (sounds like JT)
Strange Vacation    Quest For Fire
Second Nature   Random Hold
Ahir/Now (short)    lightsweetcrude
Musique    Daft Punk

And finito.  Bye bye.  Ghosts be gone and out into the night.


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Playlist for June 9 5-6 pm

    A rainy and then sunny and then generally silly Saturday afternoon.
    The acoustic ceiling tile fell part way through the first 10 minute. Thankfully no
    programmers were lost...

10 Jahre Lebensl Niglich     A.R. and Machines
Audio Verite    Echolyn
Purple Haze    Frank Zappa  (a must listen)
Electric Avenue     Woodhands  (ditto)
Primary   The Cure
I Just Wanna Get Along   The Breeders
As We Lay Dying   Museum Pieces
Golden Years   The Russian Futurists
Heinz  (Artery Cover)  Little Girls
Bela Lugoli's Dead   Bauhaus    ( a personal favorite..brings back fond memories)
Ma Man   Allan Holdsworth
You Won't Miss Me     Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Grotto (Mingan, QC)  Sebastien Grainger et al  (National Parks Project)
Dreamer   Jenn Grant
Killing Time   Jets Overhead
Title Track   Amos the Transparent
Slave To the Rhythm    Grace Jones    ( All hail Grace!!!)

     A good time was had by all.

Playlist for June 8 6-8 pm.

     Lots of upbeat fun!
               HOUR 1

Blues        Heath McNease
Gotta Shake That Thing   Leon redbone
Plath Heart   The Braids
Baby's On Fire       Eno
Surrenderer       empires
Cemetary      Headstones
Cults      Little Girls
Dubai        Neon Grey
Travelling      Paper Lions
The Gayest of Sunbeams    Pink Mountaintops
Pap Smear      Crystal Castles
Keep Your Head Up    Eagles Of Death Metal
Paper Tiger    Spoon
03  hap-b   tUnE-YaRdS
Smells Like Teen Spirit    Winter Gloves
We Have Everything (Grimes Remix)    young Galaxy

                   HOUR 2
Obedear  Purity Ring
Smile On Me   Passion Pit
Heartbeats   The Knife
Little Bit   Lykke Li
Ship Going Down (Let's Go!  Let's Go!)   Hexes and Ohs
Cockatrice   Final Fantasy
Kiss With A Fist   Florence + The Machine
Illumination   Gogol Bordello
Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of the Moon   The Nice
Le Jazz Libre   The Hylozoists
Leave A Message  Neon Tetra
Nancy and the Girdle Boy   KC Accidental
Month of May  Arcade Fire
After hours Caribou

There are occasionally changes on the fly when things really heat up, but this is pretty close....

Hello and Welcome

Greetings, listeners of CIUT!
I am a volunteer at an awesome community radio station, located in the heart of the Big City, at the University of Toronto campus.  I feel very grateful to be afforded the opportunity to do music programming live on a fill in basis, while certain time slots await their exciting new shows.
As I have had some calls about the playlists, however, I thought it fitting to let you in on the magical mix of stuff that makes up my pop up show.  So, folks, here goes.  I will go back a few weeks to bring you up to speed, and then update each week.
If there is something you have never heard before, be bold! Seek it out! and join me on the quest for the perfect mix.
A true salamagundi!