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!