Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Ruby Slippers Jan 3 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's a new year and with it a challenge to think about what the soundtrack to your life will be.  I put the question out there on the site "Radioflag" and an amazing DJ from WXUT in Toledo Ohio, Kayla CP, host and producer of the show "Radio Alchemy", came forward with Cat Power's "You Are Free" and Radiohead's "In Rainbows".  (Thanks so much Kayla!!!)

In the past I also would have chosen albums that were near and dear to my heart, but because of the diversity of the show, have elected to put forward a mixtape instead.* Of course, these things evolve from time to time (often week to week), but for now this is mine.

What would yours be?

Recover ... CHVRCHES (new)
New World Sympathy ... Slyde 
Black Corvair (Color Me Psycho cover) ... Chris Page
Heaven Or Las Vegas (cover: Cocteau Twins) ...Suzy Blu
Rollover DJ ... Jet (their influences are blatant, but this album makes me smile)
Bearer of Bad Nudes .... Panic
Odessa ... Caribou  (Swim is one of my soundtrack albums, if I had to pick that way)
Forgive ... Tourist
All Of You ... Peter Thomas
Heart of Stone ... The Ravonettes (another album pick In and Out of Control)
Gagged and Bound ... Broken Halo
Killed By Love ...  The Pursuit of Happiness  ( Maybe I COULD just pick albums...)(Love Junk)
I Wasn't Made For Fighting ... Woodhands
Too Young To Love ... The Big Pink
Strange ... New Love Army
Love Song ... The Cure  (just wrap myself up in the Cure)

My, music does say a lot about you, doesn't it?

What would YOUR soundtrack be?

Hope 2014 is all you would want it to be.
And, as always, thanks for listening.

* included some new cuts, because they are made an impression right off the bat and will be played and played until they aren't anymore! :)

Monday, 23 December 2013

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 27 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

This playlist is a little odd, as it's not quite end of year, and not quite Christmas.  It's kind of an "in between days" collection of tunes. There are a few brand spankin' new, and of course a few old favorites, but any way you slice it, a chance to put your troubles behind you and follow the bouncing ball.

Next week, the best of Ruby Slippers for 2013. 

I'm Free.... Elektonique Storm Front (hope I got that right, thanks, Ron)
Rent ... Matt Mancid and Colour Theory
Somebody Loves You (Joywave remix) ...Betty Who
Release... The Bloody Five (by request)
A Trick With No Sleeve ... Alain Johannes et al
Rift Valley Fever ... Will Black (also by request)
Billy Jean ...Corey Glover and Phil Campbell  "Thriller": A Metal Tribute to Michael Jackson
I Should Watch TV ...David Byrne and St. Vincent
Saskatoon ... PS I Love You
Love The House You're In ...Moonface
The Man With The Child In His Eyes ... Kate Bush (by request)
Lighthouse ... Patrick Watson
Holly Hughes Dance Academy ... The Retrievers
Entre Chien Et Loup ... Republic of Letters

Blessings of the holiday season to one and all.
And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 20 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Ho ho ho!!!

Here is the playlist for the holidays. It was really tough what with so much to choose from, but I have tried to include something for everyone. And if you felt something was left out that really needed to be played, well, there's always next week!

Present Face ... Garfunkel and Oates (my fav Christmas song)
First Snow of the Year ... Hawksley Workman
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm ... Venus Hum
I Saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus ... The Dollyrots
No Assholes for Christmas ...Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians
It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas ... The Jingles
Channeling ... The Luyas
Hurt Me Now ... Austra
New House ... DIANA 
Friends Hurt ... We Are The City
Oblivion ... Grimes
Santa Baby ... Eartha Kitt
White Christmas ... Jingle Cats
What Christmas Means to Me ...Stevie Wonder
Wouldn't It Be Nice ... The Duke of Norfolk
Red ... The Birthday Massacre
50 Words for Snow ... Kate Bush

Happy holidays to one and all ! See you next week, and as always, thanks for listening!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Ghosts in the Machine

Hey everybody,

For our listeners online, apparently there was a glitch on Friday at least for Catwoman and probably this show as well, where the Radio Punjab Feed was running throughout the course of the day.
If you want to catch this week's episodes of any show that was affected, the files will be uploaded to our archive on Monday, so I'm told.  Just go to www.ciut.fm, click on Schedule, then on the show you wish to hear, and on the latest show's mp3.

Didn't know that was happening...I do know the terrestrial feed was OK as there was a listener call in.

Many apologies for this. Won't happen again (I hope)

Don't forget to breathe this time of year!


Carol B

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Ruby Slippers for Dec 13 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Lucky 13 and a Friday at that! The first song is my protection against the evils that dwell on such a day.
Also, snuck in a couple of Christmas tunes. With a twist.

Ho ho, away we go.

Lucklucky...Veda Hille
Magazine ... Caroline Smith
Brother In The Night ...The Weeks
Sun In An Empty Room ... The Weakerthans
Wonderful Night .... Hallam Highwater
I'm Waiting for the Day ... The One and Nines (Mint Records Tribute to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds)
Thru That Door ... The Rosebuds (from their Xmas album)
King David ...We Are The City
OPK ...White Coals
Little Drummer Boy ...Bad Religion (from their charity Xmas album)
I Heart Johnny ...Christer
High Road ...Cults
Avi ...Grimes
Loving You ... Ilias (new!)
Last Christmas ...Wham!

Read into it what you will ... 
And Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 6 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Wow!!!  Into December already! Despite that, though, it's still a little early for this girl to start playing the Jingle Cats and  Sing Along Messiah (only at home, have to admit to being more than a little tone deaf)
Anyway, I did include some dance worthy tunes to keep us all warm this week, and a few new offerings too. Afraid you'll just have to wait for the Christmas fare until later.... ;)

Here goes...

Telling Lies...David Bowie (that exhibit just keeps on inspiring me)
Heresy... NIN
Stupidly In Love (Acoustic)... The Dollyrots
Don't Lose Your Dinosaur ... Upset
X ... Xray Eyeballs
We Go Where We Know ... Vast Robot Armies
Wrapped Up In Books ... Belle & Sebastian
Bottom of the Lake ... We Are The City
Black Camera ... Wintersleep (winter on my mind)
True Blue ...Winter Gloves (warmth too)
Salt ... Windmills (thinking about ice)
Lux Lisbon ... Marriage
O Superheroin ... Flowers of Hell (Laurie Anderson/Lou Reed tribute)
Fast Fall... With Beating Hearts

Kind of like this one. Hope you do too.

And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Ruby Slippers Nov. 29 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

The goofiness that is Toronto council seems to have calmed down somewhat, so the rest of us can get on with the important things in life. Like shoveling a little snow.  Or listening to music. 
Maybe both.

So here is this week's playlist (out of a possible 40 cuts)  May have to change things a bit, but you know that's always the way things go on this show.

Little One... The Black and White Years
Epidemic ... Animal Confession
Killer Of Dragons .... The High Dials
Painful Like ... Austra
My Sister Says The Saddest Things ... Grimes
Miracle (Dallas K Remix) ... Ghost Beach
All The Animals Come Out At Night ...Secession
Lioness ... Astronaute
Carousel ... Iron & Wine
Spirits to Lift My Spirits ... Howling Owl ft. Woolfcubb
Dust and Bones ... Isobel Trigger
Kim Chee Taco Man ... Kelley Stoltz
Nature vs. Nurture ... Tei Shi
The Last Beat of My Heart ... The Flowers of Hell (from Ode, an album of covers)
I Will Survive ... Cake

Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Ruby Slippers Nov. 22 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's COLD today and to make things better, we need some music to move around by. You know, just get the blood pumping, and the body moving. (Beastie Boys didn't make the list, but there are all sorts of goodies that will accomplish just that.)

Here we go!

Run Me Off The Tracks...Idle Cinema
Float ...The Music (played this CD until it was almost unplayable)
Cut Me Some Slack ... Paul McCartney, Pat Smear, Dave Groul et al.
(You Will) Set The World On Fire ...David Bowie
Louie, Louie ...Motorhead
Taking My Time ...Jim Guthrie 
Caught Me Thinkin ...Bahamas
Was That It ... Ark Analog (Maylee Todd and Dan Werb)
Bridge and Tunnel ...Holy Ghost!
Dreaming ...Kerry Jayne
The Troubadour ...A.C. Newman
1994 ...Ben McKenzie
Gordon ... Don Coleman (proceeds from sales of this to keep music in the schools)
Perspective ft. Homeboy Sandman ... Until The Ribbon Breaks

Keep warm my friends.
And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Ruby Slippers for Nov. 15 7-8 pm

 Hey everybody,

 Politics are swirling around here in the T dot. Videos, press conferences, bobble heads, you name it!
Lately, never know what the deal will be when I turn on the radio in the morning.

 Despite that, however, the music must go on, and to that end, here's the list for this week's show.
Kick back, forget the nonsense, and enjoy.

Honest Liar...The Almighty Rhombus (Sudbury, Ontario) (No pun intended. Not)
Space Out... new EP from Cold Dead Hands 
Your Heart Don't Know... Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers
Do It With A Rockstar...Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
Bomb ...Band Of Skulls
The Man That Never Was...Rick Springfield et al from "Sound City" (soundtrack)
Atoms ...Fast Romantics
Heaven And All ...Black Rebel Motorcycle Club et al from "Sound City" (sdtk)
Wolves ...Crystalyne
Cloud Full of Rocks ...Odds
I Will Wander ...The Features
Your Bed ...Cub
Grey Area Living ...Crystal Castles
Love Is Greed ... Passion Pit

Enter Sandman ...Pat Boone (let's be honest, this was a pipe dream. No time tonight!)

Let's have some fun, Toronto. Enough, already.

And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Ruby Slippers Nov. 8, 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Lots happened this week, good and bad. Fortunately, music always saves the day and to that end, here's my picks from new offerings, and a few vintage gems too.

I may be adding a special surprise during the actual show, but that is another story.

Marquee Moon (alternate version)... Television
Pet Semetary... The Ramones (their spelling, not mine)
Lamplight... Kasha  (first of two tonight)
September Memory... Ilias  (from Down Under)
Cries of the Dead... Chad VanGaalen
Verbatim... Mother Mother
Mountain Time... Gentle Giant
Seen a Ghost... The Black Fever
Wish...Paper Route
The Gospel ... James Kasper
Original Rose ...Will Black
Body Like Lead...Kasha
How U Move Me ...Mekanicly Inclined
Mondlicht...X-mal Deutschland
( Added in a request from a few weeks ago...sshhh, it's a secret.)

And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Ruby Slippers for Nov.1 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

The membership drive is over, and it's time to get on with more amazing music.  Some of this didn't make the Halloween list, some is brand new, and some is as comfortable as an old shoe.

Hope your week has been good, and let's keep that energy up!

People are Strange...Echo and the Bunnymen
Monster Closet...Two Hours Traffic
True Patriot Love... Joel Plaskett Emergency (Danforth Music Hall Nov 2)
Purple Haze...Frank Zappa (I have played this before but it is so much fun...
Rift Valley Fever...Will Black ( Coming to Toronto mid November)
Werewolves of London...Warren Zevon
Eyes of a Stranger...Dirty Ghosts
Rock and Roll...Shaker
Don't Do It Girl...The Rizdales (EXTRA TWANG...Thanks Moondog's Ballroom!)
You Can't Get It Back...Gentleman Reg
On Deck...Museum Pieces
Crown Victoria...Amity Beach
Things Fall Apart...The Implicate Order
Ghost Rider...Suicide

And away we go.

Thanks for listening!

Monday, 28 October 2013

A Very Special Thank You

Greetings, Earthlings!

This week will be full o' fun what with the Halloween stuff and nonsense, (best. time. ever)
and of course the post Halloween show. Sorry, will still probably play some spooky tunes from the last playlist (just plumb ran out of time) but there's some really exciting new music too!

Just wanted, though, before the week gets started for real, to thank all of you for your support. Not only did some of you donate to the station, but so many have kindly followed this blog, the Facebook page, Radioflag, and of course listened to the show itself.  It means the world to me to know that we can share a little time to explore new music and revisit old favorites.  Community radio is all about just that...connecting people through new and mutual interests.

I know I speak on behalf of everyone here at CIUT when I say you are as much a part of this place as the volunteers. We simply wouldn't be here without you.

Have a good start to your week,

Gratefully yours

Carol B

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Ruby Slippers Oct. 25 Membership Drive + Halloween = Party On, Garth!

Hey everybody,

It's the Fall Membership Drive and wouldn't you know it, it falls just before Halloween!

Soooo...there's no reason not to get 'er done with Zombies! Ghosts! Tubular Bells! (tubular bells?)
Screamin' Jay and a whole lot more.

But don't take my word for it, have a look for yourself.

And of course if you would like to support the show and the last community radio station standing in the GTA, you can call in during the show or go to www.ciut.fm/donate and become part of something bigger than the both of us.

Cemetary...Headstones *
Monster Hunter Handbook...Big Damn Heroes *
Tubular Bells...Book Of Love (see? told ya) *
Spellwork (Young Galaxy Remix)...Austra *
Wicked and Weird...Buck 65 *
I Put a Spell on You...Screamin' Jay Hawkins *
Star Trek Theme...Alexander Courage *
The Martian Boogie...Brownsville Station
Devil Inside (INX cover)...Beck, Liars, St. Vincent, Os Mutantes *
The Afterlife...Yacht *
Monster Mash...Boris Pickett and the Crypt Kickersn *
Bela Lugosi's Dead...Bauhaus *
Haunted BBQ...The Bat's Pajamas *
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover)...Winter Gloves

These didn't make the show, but I will leave them here in case you are looking for good Halloween music!

Monster...You Say Party! We Say Die!
Ropes That Way...Dirty Ghosts (check out their cover of "Eyes of a Stranger")
The Creature from the Black Lagoon...Dave Edmunds
Do They Know It's Halloween?...NAHPI feat. Feist, etc.
Werewolves of London...Warren Zevon
Devil Inside (original)...INX
Red Wigglers (jingle from WKRP)

Take special care on the 31st, and as always, thanks for listening!


Monday, 21 October 2013

Hey Kids! It's Membership Week!

Hey everybody!

It's that most wonderful time of the half year, not quite on the same level as Christmas and Halloween (still my favorite holiday) but still, I'm just sayin'.

It's time to join our merry band of misfits and keep this station afloat.  Community radio in the GTA has come down to US and with your help we will keep flying the flag of the people's voice right here at CIUT.

Now, other than a very few long suffering part time staffers (God bless you, you put up with so much) the ship is entirely manned by volunteers. We program, tech, interview, blog, make a mess and generally try our hardest to offer what other radio stations don't.  The schedule is very diverse (or random dependant on how you look at it) and there is most certainly something for everyone. Having listened to every show on the list at one time or another, I can assure you this place never ceases to surprise.

Anyhow, if you can, any donation to the station is very much appreciated. We have give aways and a grand prize draw, of course, but most important of all, there is unending entertainment here, 24 hours a day.  Consider what you pay to see a movie that didn't live up to it's hype? 

By the way, I intend to do a Spooktacular playlist for Ruby Slippers this Friday in honour of the BIG SHOW so I hope you will join me.  And if you decide to jump on board with this drive, thank you so very much.

Here's the info to do it on line, or phone in at any time during the week. 


Of course, I would love to hear from you during the show. 

Just tell 'em Ruby Slippers sent you!

Thanks for listening, and have a great week!
(Playlist up later, gator)

Friday, 18 October 2013

Last Hurray for Indie Week, Sat and Sun Oct 19-20

Here we go, the last two two days of Indie week, the Big Finale.

Many of these bands have played elsewhere, meaning that you have one last chance to see them on Saturday.  But Sunday is the Indie Week Battle Rounds at Tattoo Rock Parlor ( I clearly watch too much "The Voice") so that's the place to be at the end of it all.

Here are a few suggestions for Oct. 19

Cadillac Lounge...has a country showcase including Jessica Mitchell and Wreklaws plus more

Cherry Cola...Handsome Distraction, Dirty Water and company

Czehoski...hosts semi finals with Pecan Sandies and Boy + Kite

Free Times Cafe...another semi final spot and your last chance to see MIYU

The Hideout... ditto on the semis, and Satellite Hearts, Arcane Saints under the same roof

Silver Dollar Room...a Dan Burke night. Hmmm...

Underground Garage...East Coast Showcase with Arrows in the Air, Bugs in The Dark, MOOD

Velvet Underground, Supermarket are both doing semi finals.

Go. Be spontaneous. Vote with your hands and your feet. 

But most of all, enjoy.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Indie! Indie! Friday Oct. 18

Hey music lovers,

Friday is the third day of the Big Show, and as with any festival, it's a very heavy day in terms of agonizing choices.  I have tried and failed to hear something from all the bands, and as the playlist for this week can attest, really only scratched the surface of what's going on. It was random at best, but in a good way.  Hope you can embrace the mystery and chaos of the unknown too!

Here are some ideas for today's offerings.  It is not meant to be exclusive, or a snub to any venue or band that hasn't been mentioned.  Have a look, then ignore and go explore!

The Riv...The Beaches, Wildheart and friends

The Hideout...among others, Secret Broadcast and (for the name alone) Mad Violinist and the
                      Symphony Crack Orchestra

Victory Cafe...another chance to hear MIYU

Adelaide Hall...visiting old friends, this one. Bed of Stars, Still Life Still, Rural Alberta Advantage,
                         Magneta Lane, LBD, Imposters

Silver Dollar....WAXMEN (a request on my show) Suxess, Ninja Funk Orchestra

Supermarket...Human Bodies (Katie and company rule!) Bloom (from Calgary) and viseMenn from

The Bovine...Stuck On Planet Earth

Cherry Cola...Fisher Kings, Saigon Hookers, Implicate Order (Calgary, there is something in the water
                      so many good bands coming out of here)

Peacok...Jon Davis at 9:30 (CIUT's elusive interview, seriously worth hearing)

Underground Garage...Arcane Saints (Melbourne) Alert The Medic, and other great acts

The Cage 292...Satellite Hearts and Blackdog Ballroom

Go forth and party. See you soon!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Ruby Slippers Oct. 18 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

I couldn't make a comprehensive list of all the great bands playing this week. You will have to do some homework and try and find them yourselves (total justification for going out every night until Sunday)
There are some real gems in this week's playlist, though, and I will mark them with a star, but there is also some new music that isn't being showcased.  This was a tough week.

Hope you make it out to cheer the bands on!

Hold Me Close...The Heavyset Quartet
Cost of Living...Satellite Hearts *
Never Say Die...Arcane Saints *
Avant Garde China...MIYU *
Drive (Jake Ra remix)...Amir Brandon
iBelieve (Krystle Love remix) Septembryo (sadly, had to cancel)*
Out of Control...Little Creatures *
Nothing Left To Lose...Bed of Stars *
Bring You Down...Mother Leads (new!)
Chotee...Bif Naked
Coffee Stained Pages...Epic Rain *
Go Go Go...The C'mons * (not to be confused with C'mon)
Loner...The Beaches *
Anytime...Roam  (taking out with real style)

If you hear someone you really like, please shoot me an email or comment on this blog.
Will include them in another show.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the week.

It's Indie Week

Hey Everybody,

The playlist is going to be more difficult this week, due to the fact that it's Indie Week in the city and I am trying to jam in a cross section of tracks from artists at the event. It's really like trying to pick a favorite child... Anyway, my apologies to those who have been left out, as there are so few minutes in the show. Going forward, though, there will be loads more opportunities to fly the Indie flag on this and other shows at CIUT.

The list isn't even close to finished at this point in the day, but here is the first look at Indie Week.

Today Wednesday Oct. 16 is the day of the Launch at the Hideout (484 Queen West in TO)
It starts at 8 pm, included short sets from bands Canada wide and something new from Tokyo!

Also, today the Rivoli is hosting an interesting collection of bands including New City Kings from the UK and Party Cat plus many more.  An easier day for festival goers as there aren't as many heartbreaking decisions to make.  Enjoy!

Tomorrow is another story. 
The Monarch Pub has an early set, starting at 5:30 and including a band from Tokyo, MIYU. Interesting stories about this band, do a little digging. Ought to be a memorable night.

The Hideout has Little Creatures (TO) and Satellite Hearts from Philadelphia.

Free Times Cafe starts off with one of my favorite performers, Maneli Jamal, and is followed by
among others, Epic Rain from Iceland, and Food Water Shelter.

Bovine! Sumo Cyco! Say no more!

The Brooklynn brings Royal Creatures , Jon Travis and the Electric Trains and a host of others

Cherry Cola features, among others, Romeo Liquor Store and Arcane Saints.

The Silver Dollar  includes the C'mons as part of a full lineup

The Velvet Underground keeps it hea-vy with Asleep Behind the Flame

The Cage 292 is full to overflowing with bands including Bloody 5, This is War, and Second Pass, solid rock lineup

And Underground Garage hosts the Alberta Showcase but also includes a few TO bands (lipstick Junkies)

This is rather random of course, and really just the tip of the iceberg. (see previous comment about picking a favorite child)

For a complete schedule please go to www.canadaindieweek.com 

Be back later with the playlist.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Ruby Slippers Oct. 11 7-8 pm Gobble, gobble!

Hey everybody!

It's "shaking down the turkey" weekend, (or as it's only Friday, maybe it's making room for the turkey)
Anyway, this show is pretty high octane, and if you have no qualms about dancing around the room, pumping your fist, or otherwise interacting with the music, this is the show for you.
I thought in the beginning it would be all electro dance musique, but things just kind of got out of hand...well, you'll see.

Be safe and have a great weekend, wherever you may roam!

Wanting You...The Beans
Death By Diamonds and Pearls...Band of Skulls
Salute Your Solution...The Raconteurs
Sicko Love...Womb  (new!)
Love Makes The World Go Round...You Say Party
Ship Goes Down (Let's Go! Let's Go!)...Hexes and Ohs
You Don't Miss Me...Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees
Rolling Down To Old Maui...Todd Rundgren (finally got this on)
Live Forever...Run With The Kittens
Drive..Amir Brandon  (new!!)
Sleep...Allen Stone
Save Charlie...Rubblebucket
Noisemaker...Two Hours traffic
The Stranger...Wolf Cove (also new)
I Fought The Law...The Clash
Because I'm Awesome...The Dollyrots

Gotta fly.
Thanks for listening!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ruby Slippers Oct. 4 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Generally, the playlist is up by now, but this is a special week.  The first of four, actually.
If the music gods are good this week, we will be having a visit from The Bloody Five to find out what they have been up to this summer, how the preparation for Indie Week is coming along, discuss the two sides of remixing your own materials, and so much more.  It's really "The Evolution of a Band: Part Two", and have to say I'm so grateful they would consider doing this, given how chaotic this time of year is for them.

Here's the final playlist....

I Am A Heart...Hey Ocean!
Dancing In The Rain (Outcast remix)...Hawk in Paris (new)
After You...The Bloody Five
Chinese Boxes...High Dials
Je M'Excuse...The Bloody Five
Just Joking...Bloody Five/Basement Love
Atoms...Fast Romantics
Radioactive...Kings of Leon

AND in the next three weeks, there is the Turkey Extravaganza, (dancing off the evils of the weekend), Toronto's Indie Week and of course the HALLOWEEN MEMBERSHIP SHOW!!!  You can request your favorite spooky cut by emailing me at carolbonciut@gmail.com or just leaving a comment after this posting.
Let's keep this station strong! Show your support by becoming a member at www.ciut.fm and don't forget to mention Ruby Slippers sent ya.

And, as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Ruby Slippers September 27 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Last week in September, and so much lies ahead.  Nuit Blanche, Thanksgiving, Indie Week, Halloween, and the Fall CIUT membership drive.  It is with this madness that is October in mind that the playlist for this week came about.  Gotta get things energized to be ready to hit the ground running!
Lotsa Canadian, (Ocean City Defenders, Thunder Bay!!) , a large dollop of electro, some hard core rock. 

Let's GO!

Heavy Metal...White Rabbits (finally made the top of the list)
Omid...Thievery Corporation
I'll Be By Your Side (Grahm Zilla remix)...Sally Shapiro
The Nature Of Things...Ocean City Defender
Annie (Oh Muse, You)...Austra
Unconditional...The Bravery
Hey Doreen...Lucius
Rhymes with Puck...High Heels Lo Fi
Come On...Headstones
Oh My Bride...The Deady Snakes
Resurrection Joe...The Cult
Cherry Twist...Crystal Method
Ancient Kids...Bravestation
Air war...Crystal Castles

That's it, that's all.

And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Ruby Slippers Sept. 20 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's that time again, playlist of the week.  Some surprises, some new cuts, and always a nod to the Canadians.
As the weather gets cooler at night, it's easier to hang at home and preview more tunes than ever before.
If there are any you would like to hear, or bands you feel aren't getting their due, please feel free to email me (carolbonciut@gmail.com) and I will be more than happy to give your picks a listen.

Who knows, maybe there's a Listener based show in the future?

Here goes.

I Don't Want To Change Your Life...The Marble Index (Ha! thought it was Roxy Music, right?)
Torn Maps...Bosnian Rainbows
Weightless...Nada Surf
Austin, Texas...Netherfriends
I Know You...Kensington Market (archive alert!)
Struggler...Jillian Goddard (from our own west coast)
Just Luck...Royal Canadians (more west coast)
Emerald Lake, Alberta...Save The Whale (and yet more west coast)
Mambo Sun...T. Rex
Prairie Fires That Wander About...Sufjan Stevens
Open The Doors...Minotaurs
So It Goes...Aakron/ Family
Orono Park...The Wilderness of Manitoba
To The Night...Pete Van Dyk and the Second Hand Band
When the Dixie Stars are Playing Peek a Boo...Leon Redbone
Big City Car...Locomotive (oldie but goodie)
Heavy Metal...White Rabbits (got bumped last week)

Have a great week, and as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Ruby Slippers for Sept. 13 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's Hump Day around here, and let me tell you, the whole "Last -of-Summer" high temperatures/humidity is getting on my final nerve.  Let the Fall roll in, for Pete's sake!
But with mid week, weather not withstanding, comes the posting of this week's playlist, and that is always a job I look forward to.  Shook it up a bit this time. Loads of Canadian artists and some stuff from the mystery that is the CD collection in this place.

Hope you will join me on Game Day, and discover for yourself something you had never heard before.

Painful Like...Austra  (from the Olympia album)
A Prince's Shadow...Jon Davis
The Mummer's Dance...Loreena McKennitt  (she makes me think of Fall)
Fifty Fifty...The Luyas
Broken Bones and Pocket Change...St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Rip It Up...Wanda Jackson (America's Sweetheart)
Red Light Love...Those Darlins
Body Of Work...The Mynabirds
Girls' Night Out...The Knife
What a Biddy Is...Navy
Secret March...The Wet Secrets
Never Coming Down...White Hot Jet
Romeo Romeo...The Vapids
O.P.K....White Coals (from North Bay)
Always Where I Need To Be...The Kooks
Red Morning Light...Kings of Leon (I walked around and listened to this for 6 months)
Land of the Freak...King Khan and the Shrines

Stay cool, then stay warm. And dry. Well, you know what I mean.
And thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ruby Slippers for Sept. 6 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Back to school/work/life this week and by Jiminy, the weather is totally fall-like in the wee small hours of the morning (OK so it's 6:30 or 7 am, not all that early for some)
And so, the task of creating a playlist that would start the first weekend away from the grind resulted in this.  Hope your time starting back was gentle and happy and generally satisfying.


Stranded in Time...The United States Of America
Six O'Clock...The Lovin' Spoonful
Holy Hand Grenades...Grace and Tony
Girl With A Problem...The Northern Pikes
Hold On When You Get Love...Stars
Jellyfish (Part 1)...Voodoo Bunnies
Secret Island...Thee Acquainted
Year In Song...Mary Margaret O'Hara
To The Lighthouse...Memoryhouse
Beaking It Up...Lykke Li
Breakdown...Little Creatures
Better Run...Royal Bangs
Was That It...Ark Analog (Dan Werb/Maylee Todd)
Go Bowie Go...The Bat's Pajamas
The Garden...Wowser Bowser

Argh! Back to homework!
(Thanks for listening)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Ruby Slippers Playlist for August 30 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

I am taking time out from grumbling about a certain coffee chain to post the playlist for this, the Labour Day weekend show.  The weekend doesn't promise to be much, weather wise, but that's all the more reason to support your community radio station on the go to inside activities or just chillaxing at home.

So without further ado, here it is, my friends.

(Theme from) WKRP in Cincinnati....Various artists
Alarm Clock (new remix by M. Valenz and Krystal Love B)...Septembryo
Miracle Drug...A.C. Newman
Hey Little Darling...Stark Naked and the Fleshtones
Letterbox...They Might Be Giants  (I had this album on cassette and it was always in the car)
They Say...Roman Candle (new)
Last Star...Two Hours Traffic 
At War With The Sun...The Big Pink
None But Shining Hours...The Books
Does Anyone Love Me Now?...Blue Roses
Blow Away...Kate Bush
Delia and the Sculptor...Elise Epp
Weight Of The World...Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk
Faster...The Tourist Company
Pee-Wee's Playhouse...Cyndi Lauper  (OK so I have had a bit of an inner child moment)
Make Some Noise...Minotaurs
Psychobitches Outta Hell...Horrorpops

Be careful on the holiday, want to see you next week.
And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Ruby Slippers for August 23 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

I'm back, live and in person this week.  Mind you, with the spike in temperatures, there has been more time than usual spent in the dark cool recesses of the office listening to music and watching amazing DVDs.  For example, the concert film of Peter Gabriel's 2002-2003 "Growing Up" tour was nothing short of mezmerizing. If you have a chance, check it out.  I know you won't be disappointed.

In Toronto, it's available from the Toronto Public Library, but is, no doubt, in most quality DVD shops.

So on with this week's playlist

 Splash...Joy Classic
 Way Way Out...Spiral Beach
 Cherry...Will Black and Velvet Revolver 
 Take Me Back...Fast Romantics
 Ancient Kids...Bravestation
 I Don't Remember...Peter Gabriel
 Afraid of Heights...Waaves featuring Jenny Lewis
 Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body...Over The Rhine
 Clap Hands...Tom Waits  (another good DVD "Tom Waits: Second Hand Stories")
 Dance Ghost...Helado Negro
 Red Lights...Thee Acquainted (from Moonstone, Ontario)
 Beaches...Young Empires
 Have You Seen In Your Dreams...Miracle Fortress
 Beach Dream...Jets Overhead
 New Constellation...Toad The Wet Sprocket
 That's it for this week. See you Friday, and as always, thanks for listening.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Ruby Slippers August 16 7-8 pm

Hey Everybody!

Back from a very busy weekend, you know the travel/music/work catch up stuff, so of course the way to relax is to kick back and listen to some tunage as soon as one hits the front door.

Well, one thing led to another...and before I knew it, the playlist just kind of happened.

So, here it is, in it's first draft glory.

A Pain That I'm Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)....Depeche Mode (damn! this album has                
                                                                                      gotten under my skin)
Keep Your Head Up....Eagles of Death Metal  (Death by Sexy album)
Civil Twilight (Live from the Burton Cummings Theatre)... The Weakerthans
Rockabilly Girls...Handsome Ned (from The Name is Ned )
How Should I (Have Known)...From East To Exit
Giving up The Ghost...The Skeletones Four
Door To Door...The Magic (three Guelphites in a row!)
The Hedonists Collide...Duotang
Duck and Run...3 Doors Down  (no, you're not imagining this)
Look For You...Cory Fraser
Darko...E Clips
Bruised Broken Beaten...Controller Controller (RIP, such a shame)
At Least I'm Not a Musician...Gregory Pepper and His Problems
Welcome To The Working Week...Elvis Costello (from My Aim Is True)
Time...Fast Romantics  (playing live at the Horseshoe tonight, August 16) (New!)
Never Coming Down...White Hot Jet (out of Vancouver...watch out for this band)
Buffalo Head...The Features
Mercy...Duffy (from the album Rockferry)

Whoa! Pretty crazy mix, right?

Let's see what happens....

And as always, thanks for listening.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Ruby Slippers for August 9 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

I'm posting this early as the spirit struck last week while doing LAST FRIDAY's show for this one.
And the problem with doing your work early is that then you forget.
So this is it....Enjoy! And see you on the 9th.

And I Walk...The 6ixty8ights
If Anyone Should Call...The 88
Heinz (Artery Cover)... Little Girls
Lloyd I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken...Camera Obscura
We Should Be Swimming...Zulu Winter
King David...We Are The City
Dust...Anna Domino
Mad World...Gary Jules (cover Tears for Fears)
Without You...Eddie Vedder (from the Ukelele Album)
Oak of Guernica...YTST
Let Loose the Horses...The Rescues
Lost In My Head...Doldrums  ( I'm not sure how I feel about this)(love? confused?)
Funk...Lina Fouro
Dream On (Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix)...Depeche Mode
Highway Horror...The House of Haunt
Noisemaker....Two Hours Traffic
Beat's So Lonely...Charlie Sexton

Hmmm....got some 80's action going on here as remixes. Interesting. I swear these lists take on lives of their own.

And as always, thanks for listening

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Ruby Slippers August 2 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Only one coffee under my belt this morning, and already a list for this week's show.
First off, a tribute to all things New Pornographer, and then a meander through some music from old friends, including what I think is by far the best cover of Electric Avenue ever recorded.
And speaking of Woodhands, check out the new project by WH's Dan Werb and Maylee Todd:


Anyhow, here's the list as it stands. 

Man...Neko Case
Miracle Drug...A.C. Newman
Moves...The New Pornographers
Trailblazer...The Barmitzvah Brothers
Conjoined...The Two Minute Miracles
I Will Steal You Back...Jimmy Eat World
Whatever  (demo)...Soft Plastic
Be Professional...The ACB's
Brokered Heart...The Acorn
I Need A Love Like That...Nut Brown  (finally get to play this! 3 times lucky)
Empty Room...Arcade Fire
Bomb...Band of Skulls
Electric Avenue...Woodhands
Robots, Master and Lady...Wax Mannequin
Way Down...Waxmen
Say A Prayer...Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown

 That's it, that's all!
And thanks for listening.