Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Ruby Slippers Boxing Day, Dec. 26 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Make it through the hols? Only time will tell in this household. Neither dog nor I intend to do much for at least a week. But music? Well that's another matter.

No move festive tunes, promise! (Although the one about Santa's brains is still calling my name)

Another Girl, Another Planet ...Screwed *
Another Nocturnal Day ... B-17 *
Changes ... The D.O.T.
Black Swans ... Cafeine * (wonder if they have done anything lately?)
You Slow Time... Basement Love *
I've Got Your Number ... Passion Pit
Go Go Go ... The C'mons *
Barbara Jean ... Hunter Valentine *
Between The Sheets ... Return for Refund *
It's On ... Broncho
Light You Up ... Forest City Lovers *
Paris 1919 ... Final Fantasy * (Owen Pallet)
Mystery Of Love ... Fever Fever
Love Song (cover) ... Tori Amos
Our Last ... Autumn Still * (new)

Gotta say, kinda like this one. Now back to sleep.

Keep Calm and Rock On.

And thanks for listening.


Monday, 22 December 2014

Fill In ho Ho ho Show 3-5 pm show December 23

Hey everybody,

Here is a playlist for each and every one of you. Kinda on the fly, not totally following the traditional Christmas path. But hey! We all get a wee bit nuts about now, right?

Busy Toy Maker...Laska *
Snow White and the Seven Reindeer ... The Jingles *
No Assholes for Christmas ... Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians (always play this one at Xmas)
Frank The Christmas Turkey ... Antsy McClain and the Trailer Parkettes
Sing To Me ... Shattervox *
Christmas Time Is Here...Sarah McLachlan ft. Diana Krall *
Santa Baby ... Eartha Kitt
Chorus ... Moonbabies *
We Used to Wait ... Arcade Fire *
Christmas Wrapping (Waitresses cover ) ... Front Bottoms
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder) ... Arkells *
Christmas Blues ... The Arrogant Worms *
O Come All Ye Faithful ... Bad Religion
Because I'm Santa (Awesome) ... Dollyrots
Common Cold ... Hawksley Workman *
Crawlin' Outta Bed ... Fuzz Kings *
Mystic's Dream ... Loreena McKennitt *
Blue ... Birthday Massacre *
#13 ... AroarA *
How You Like it ... Christer *
Yolo ... Return for Refund *
Christmas Tree From Hell ... Bah and the Humbugs
Bizaare Christmas Incident ... Ben Folds
Hounds Of Winter ... Sting
Wintersong ... Sarah McLachlan *
My Fear of Animals ... Amos The Transparent *
Cancel Christmas ... Rocket From The Crypt
Deck the Halls (with Poison Sumac) ... The Space Negros
Come Closer Together ... NIN vs. The Beatles
I Make Lovin Fun ... The D.O.T.
I Believe in Father Christmas ... Emerson lake and Palmer

May you be surrounded by Goodwill and Joy with those you love.

See you Friday at 7 pm.

And as always thanks for listening.

*Cancon, jingling all the way

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Ruby Slippers for December 19 7-8 pm Holiday Music For What Ails Ya

Hey everybody!

Next week's show will be the sigh-of-relief show after all the scurrying around and stuff.
So today, to help us all get to that, here's the list of Holiday Music for What Ails Ya. Some kind of candycane-in-cheek selections as well as some new stuff to pique yer interest for the upcoming year!

Ho ho ho, babies! here goes!

Present Face ...Garfunkel and Oates (always lead with this one, it's my tradition)
Amnesia ... Cygnets * (we will no doubt have this by January 1st)
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm ... Venus Hum
Codeine and Wine ... Fuzz Kings * (need I say more?)
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer ... Smashing Pumpkins (ah, Billy)
Messed up Xmas ... The Dollyrots (complete with Dollytot)
Broken Ghost ... The Soles * (new)
Tarot ... Chloe Charles * (for the Pagan revellers)
Carol Of The Bells .... The Jingles * (from Western Canada..drummer from Septembryo)
Home By Christmas ... Moonglasses * (Guelph, Ontario)
Different Wings ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
3 Generations ... Hawksley Workman *
Aliens (Christmas 1988)  ... The Rheostatics * (now we're getting weird)
Yuletide Zeppelin ... Mojochronic
Christmas Night of Zombies ... MxPx (what's the holidays without zombies?)
Oi To The World ... Severe
White Christmas ... Jingle Cats (NATURALLY)
Last Christmas ... Wham! (see previous comment)

Yikes! Tree is still on the porch! later gators!

And a very Happy Holiday full of peace, love and good will to all.

Thanks for listening.

*Cancon of course

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ruby Slippers December 12 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Double dose of yours truly this week. First a feline Fill In for Catwoman and now Ruby Red on the board! Catching up on cuts that didn't make previous shows that I just can't let go of... and new new new-to-me music that is coming out of this great country of ours! Hope you'll come along for the ride!

Sonic Reducer ... The Screwed * (Cleave Anderson was doing a live in-store show this past w/end)
I Just Want You To Know ... Your Favorite Enemies *
Telepaths .... Cygnets (not swans) *
Love game ... The Frolics *
The Finder ... Pink Lightening (thx KaylaCP WXUT)
Tokyo Drift ... Brunswick Project * (FINALLY!!!)
The Hounds of Love ... The Futureheads
Fashion Zombies ... Aquabats (jes because)
The Spell ... Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion *
Bones ... Little Big Town
Strange Love ... Slim Harpo
Collective Heart ... Happy Rhodes
Birthday ... Kings of Leon (always like em always will)
Cartoon ... Kensington Market * (awesome place, awesome band)
Humiliation ... The National
Sing To Me (For Bridget) ... Shattervox * (new from forthcoming album)

Don't know if this whole list will make the show...So much music, so little time. (Ah, me)

Be sure to come back next week for the special "Holiday Music for What Ails Ya" Christmas show.

In the meantime, thanks for listening and have a Holly Jolly week.

*Cancon with a bullet

Catwoman Dec. 12/14 6-7 pm

Hey everybody!

I am the lucky ducky that gets to fill in for Catwoman this week and I am really excited!

Chance to s t r e t c h out a bit with some punk, garage and rockabilly. Love her show and am pleased as punch to be able to help out.

So here's the list, kids.

Never Had It So Good ...Handsome Ned *
One Way ... Hank Davis * (wish I could find more by this guy)
Speed kills ... Speedkings * 9thx Moondog)
Dying In Brooklyn ... Tim Ray & The Druts *
The Marching Song ... Pointed Sticks *
Bales of Pot (!) ... Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion *
Big Shot ... Exxotone *
Train ... The Brains *
Day of the Dead ... Gutter Demons *
Psychobitches Outta Hell ... Horro Pops
Last breath ... The Flesh *
Everything Changed ... Cold Dead Hands *
Climbing a High Wall ... Link Wray and the Wraymen
Swampblood ... Th' Legendary Shack Shakers
Meltdown ... Chuck Last *
Lady luck Death Dance ... Coastwest Unrest
Down In Mexico ... The Coasters

That's IT! That's ALL!

Thanks for listening and meow!


Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ruby Slippers December 5 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!!

Crap! It's December, we can't fool ourselves into thinking it's fall anymore and man, is it cold in the morning. Don't know about you, but getting up isn't easy anymore (say wha??) and without coffee, Ibuprofen and multiple layers (have never figured out looking hot in cold weather) there is no day.
Then it struck me, if the music was really fast and furious and bop worthy, things might, just might, look better, at least until we all acclimate to the reality that is Canada in the winter. (It never takes long, it's just that first few days....) (Gawd do I sound old )

So what better way to do that than an almost all punk almost all the time playlist (Apologies to Patrick Watson)

Let's Run ... Le Tigre
See No Evil ... Television
Walk Before Imitate ... The Homosexuals
Left of the Dial ... The Replacements
It Falls Apart ... Odds *
Hands of Production ... The Book Of Knots (brilliant album from 2007, Traineater. Check it out)
Cindy Tells Me ... Eno (genius)
Easy Eats or Dirty Doctor Galapagos ... Man Man
Wave Goodbye ... Animal Confession *
Blackwind ... Patrick Watson *
Exercise 5 ... CFCF *
Lanterns ... I, Us & We (new from album Mono)
(I Wanna Go To) New York City ... Bloody Five *
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker .... The Screwed * (members of local punk scene in the 70's)
The Witch ... The Sonics (inspired by Sonic Highway series with Dave Grohl)
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns ... The Cramps

Safety cuts: (may not make this show)
Happy House.... Siouxie and the Banshees
Years ... Gdansk *
Museum ... Future Sound of London

Enough to get the circulation going? You're welcome.

And as always thanks for listening.

*Cancon, red and white, baby

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 30 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

End of November. Good grief. The real run up to the holidays now begins in earnest so this is kinda our last chance to relax and just chill.
Gotta say, this list really picked itself. Old favorites (comfort food) brand new cuts (a little spice) and lots of fun. Hope it's what you need after a long week.

You're so Tuff ... The Rickaneers *
Sympathy for the Devil ... The Stones
From The Night (Tribe Called Red remix) ... Stars *
Sweet Dreams ... Marilyn Manson
Stormy High ... Black Mountain *
Mind Reader ... Nathan Roberts and the New Birds (Toledo Ohio)
Pressure ... My Brightest Diamond
Sensei Says ... Half Handed Cloud
This Way ... Jets Overhead *
Remake/Remodel ... Roxy Music (kinda unusual for RM)
Let's Turkey Trot ... The Dollyrots
Carve My Name Into Your Chest ... Pantychrist *
Gilligan's Island ... Rude Norton *
Fool to Cry (Stone cover) ... Tegan and Sara *
The Cost ... Gdansk * (new)

Take a deep breath, make a cup of tea and charge ahead!

And as always thanks for listening.

*Cancon of course

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 21 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Santa Claus parade is over, the snow is starting to make an appearance. Now it's time to think about the holiday season. Do you stress this time of year? Not get enough "me' time? Well, sit back, grab a cuppa and warm slippers (or dancing shoes, your choice) and enjoy the show.

Berlin ...Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Heartbreaker ... The Rickaneers *
Jesus Saves ... Royal Tusk *
See ... Animalia *
The Best of all ... Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees *
Lemon Yoghourt ... Manitoba *
Anytime ... Roam *
Laug At Alice ... Ruby Coast *
It's A Feeling ... Mother Leads * (new)
I Gotta Disease I'm Addicted to Cheese ... The Evaporators *
Gagged and Bound ... Broken Halo
What You Always Wanted ... The Beans
Me and The Moon ... The Drums
Bad Blood ... Bastille (recommended by a listener)
Baroque Social ... Broken Social Scene *
Harps ... The Sea and Cake
White Leather ... Wolf Alice (courtesty Kayla CP)

More hot chocolate, bartender!

Thanks for listening!


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Fill in Nov. 15 5-6 pm

Hey everybody!

Back again! Let's get going with more from the new Die Mannequin album "Neon Zero" and let the chips fall where they may!

We Own The Night ... Die Mannequin * (stars of Hard Core Logo II)
Where Do You Go To Give Up ... Cold Dead Hands *
Light Emerges ... Akron Family
A Stroke of Lck ... Garbage
Cardinal + Moon ... Alight *
Un Estado ... All Of Your Friends *
Berlin ... Chimpan-A Chimpan-Z *
Babes ... Icky Blossoms
Confusion Boats ... John Vanderslice
Heaven and All ... Robert Levon Been et al
Love Is Not Enough ... NIN
Pie In The Sky ... Pedro Costa *
I Can't Sleep At Night ... Deadly Snakes *
Six O'Clock ... Lovin' Spoonful
Stereostar ... Madrid *
Walk With Me ... Memoryhouse *
Mary, Mary ... The Monkees
Prozac Rock ... Margo & The Nuclear So and So's

Whew! So much music so little time! Have a list of 40 cuts left over to start next week's show.

Have a great weekend, stay warm and thanks for listening.

*Cancon, baby

Ruby Slippers Nov. 14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

I'm back! Miss me?

Would like to thank DJ Nico for filling in last week, and hope she will again if the occasion arises. The playlist was simply awesome!!!

This week has some amazing surprises. First of all, the new Die Mannequin album to start off the show, and later, a retro cut from one of my favorites, Thomas Dolby. Something brand spanking new from Toronto's own Korean Drama, and so much more!!

So hang on, friends, it's gonna get loud.

Murder on the Dancefloor..... Die Mannequin *
Time ... Breached *
Sun King ... The Cult
Hide From the Sun ... Goat
Odessa ... Caribou * (I love this, probably the best cut by this artist so far)
Close But No Cigar ... Thomas Dolby
Rope ... Foo Fighters (in honour of the Sonic Highways series)
Bring You Down ... Mother Leads (influenced by above?)*
White Lights ... Fast Romantics *
Flashbulb Eyes ... Arcade Fire * (by request)
Smoke and Mirrors ... Agnes Obel
Hafl of Somethng Else ... The Airborne Toxic Event
Nothing But A Bird ... Korean Drama *
Your Wife Is Calling ... Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear

That's it until tomorrow at 5 pm. To be continued....

Thanks for listening.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

DJ Nico for Ruby Slippers Nov 7 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Dj Nico kindly posted the playlist for Friday's fill in show.

Here it is:

Insomniacs | Switched on
Dany Laj and the Looks | The match*
The Ten Commandments | I won't be happy*
The Tranzmitors | Jimmy's at the mod shop*
A Passing Fancy | I'm losing tonight*
Guess Who | Believe me*
Ugly Ducklings | She ain't no use to me*
The Above | Imprisoned
The Above | Holding back (LIVE)
The Above | Georgia peach (LIVE)
The Above | You make it real
The Great Scots | Lost in conversation*
The Pow Wows | I can see but you don't know*
David Clayton Thomas | Brainwashed*
The Mystics | Seeds*
Leather Uppers | Sexy time*
The Marvellous Beauhunks | La la la lights out*


Wow, am looking forward to hearing it on playback tomorrow.

See you this Friday, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel

Ruby Red

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 7th 7-8 pm

Hey Everybody!

This week Ruby Red is off on an adventure and DJ Nico from Vinyl From the CIUT Crypt will be filling in with some amazing garage, punk and beyond! She will also be joined by the band from NTC, The Above.

Don't miss it!

Will be back, blogging and spinning tunes next Friday.

Thanks for listening!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Saturday Fill in November 1/14 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

Over the sugar high yet? It's tough when an entire week has been spent eating small chocolate bars! (They aren't too bad because they're small, right?)
Well, to help you get over the sugar crash here's some amazing music.
(The Halloween show will hopefully be up on Mixcloud early next week)

I Feel Free...Cream
Mirror...Brunswick Project *
Groove Holmes...The Dirty Pioneers *
Pirates ... Forest City Lovers *
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ... The Flaming Lips
A Brain In A Bottle ... Thom Yorke (Halloween left over)
Comotose ... Neonheart
Metanoia ft. Clara Venice ... ill. Gates
Suffer ... Clara Venice *
What Do You Think Will Happen Next?... Cadence Weapon/Final Fantasy *
A Case of You ... Joni Mitchell *
Midnight Honey ... White Hot Jet *
Broken Ship ... Immaculate Machine *
Riders on The Storm ... Dead Skeletons

Have a great weekend. And BTW, DJ Nico and ?special guests? will be filling in for me on Ruby Slippers next Friday. Hope you can make it!

Thanks for listening.

*Cancon, of course

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Spooktacular Ruby Slippers October 31 7-8 pm

Boo, everybody!

First of all thanks to you all for your support during the Membership Drive. Without donations, the station would not be able to continue to deliver the quality and diversity it has come to be known for over the last 27+ years of operation.  We appreciate every listener and never take you for granted.

If you were unable to donate last week and wish to do so, the online option is still open for an extended period of time. Just go to www.ciut.fm and click on Donate Now. It is never too late to keep the love flowing (and by the by, let them know Ruby Slippers send you)

Now, down to the post membership drive/ municipal election show....it's all about HALLOWEEN!!!

Spooky, scary, silly and so much more. Maybe you need a little background music while the trick or treaters are at the door. Or maybe you just need a reason to move your feet! Either way hope you enjoy the ride. 


Bad Things...Jace Everett
The Creature Stole My Surfboard...The Dead Elvi
Cemetary....Headstones *
Ghost Story ... The Diodes *
Banshee Beach ... The Ghastly Ones
Gravewalk ... Satan's Pilgrims
Ropes That Way ... Dirty Ghosts *
Monster Mash ... Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
Haunted BBQ ... The Bats Pajamas *
Day Of The Dead ... Gutter Demons *
The Afterlife ... Yacht
No Costume, No Candy ... The Swingin' Neckbreakers
Smells Like Teen Spirit ... Wintergloves *
Spellwork (Young Galaxy remix) ... Austra *
Tubular Bells ... Book Of Love
Devil Inside (INX cover) ... Beck (played this last year...love it)
LA Woman ... Elephant Stone *

Have a fun and safe night...don't overdose on candy (like anyone ever listens to that advice)

*Terrifying Cancon

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Fill In for the Membership Week Oct. 25 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

Only two more days left in this crazy Membership week. With our new Transmitter in place, we know you are listening and with the best sound in the history of this place. Now, we need to pay the staff, service the CD players, keep the lights on, fix the plumbing, that sort of thing.

Are you up for the challenge?

Here's the playlist. While it's rolling you can go to www.ciut.fm and donate. Don't forget to tell them that Carol B sentcha! Who knows, maybe I won't have to sneak in here Saturdays anymore if this goes well.... (wink wink)

Sweetie and Shag ...Battles
#2 ... AroarA *
Windswept ...CFCF *
Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car ... Iron and Wine
Avocados ... Hot Tea *
We Are The Hunters ...The D'Urbervilles *
Surrounded in Smoke ... Chad Van Gaalen *
Moving Forward ... Authentic Imperfection *
Sundialing ... Caribou *
Gold Star ...Goodnight, Sunrise *
People Are Strange ... Camera
Creature ... Tijuana Panthers
Leather Pants ... Cadillac Bill and the Creeping Bent 8
Last breath ...The Flesh *

Thanks for listening! next week, the spooktacular Halloween shows!!!

*Cancon, of course

Ruby Slippers Membership Show Oct 24 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

If you haven't supported this show and CIUT yet, it's as easy as one two three.
Just go to www.ciut.fm, click on the donate button and there you are. You didn't help us so magnificently to get the new transmitter in place not to keep the lights on, right? That one time Capital Expense was critical to the existence of this place. Now we are working to get back on track to keep the party going.

So to that end, here's a whole fistful of music, some of which will be on this week's show.

Over The Rainbow ...Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
To The Curb ...GingerAle and the Monowhales *
Headphones ... Mounties *
Crown Victoria ... Amity Beach *
Black Swans ...Cafeine *
People Are Strange ...Camera
Soul Kitchen ... The Black Angels
Midnight Honey ... White Hot Jet *
Bait and Switch ...The Shins
What My Body Yearns ...The Tungsten Hum *
Lonely View ...the Browne Project (contestant on British Idol!!!)
Greenroom ...Cripple Creek Fairies *
Black Corvair ...Chris Page *

Hope to see you tomorrow at 5 pm for more music, passion and craziness

And as always thanks for listening

*Cancon, baby

Friday, 17 October 2014

Indie Week Sunday Oct. 19 Last night

Hey everybody,

The choices are pretty straightforward at this point.

You can go to The Mod Club to catch all the venue Grand Champions battle it out to pick this year's
Indie Week Toronto representative who will then go on to play at Indie Week Ireland.

Or you can go to the Indie Week closing party at the Bovine Sex Club. You will be joined by last year's Canadian winner, Sumo Cyco, New City Kings from Essex, England, and the Hot Sprockets from Dublin.  Good news, this event comes after the conclusion of the Mod Club event.

So what are you waiting for?

Hope you enjoyed the showcase and will mark it on your calendars for next year.
I know I will.

See you Monday to start CIUT's Fall Membership Drive.

Cheers and beers!

Carol B
Ruby Slippers Radio
Fridays at 7 on CIUT

Indie Week Saturday Oct. 18th

Hey everybody!

This is where it gets interesting.
For the last two days of Indie Week, many of the venues will be featuring the winners of the music nights they have hosted thus far. So for Saturday, you can hear a Battle of the Bands at the following places:
Brooklyn Bar, Cherry Cola, Czehoski,
Free Times Cafe, Hideout, Supermarket, Underground Garage and Tota.

There are still showcases of bands other than the winners, though.
These are some to consider when planning your night.

ADELAIDE HALL: Lyon, Diana, Cousins, Parallels (buy ticket in advance, this one will fill up)

BOVINE SEX CLUB: Sketch (EP release) Stuck on Planet earth, Unchained and Anti Queens

DETOUR: Les Mosquitos, The Control Room, UBI & FU (last chance!)

Lou Dawgs: Still Life, Whale Eye, Winter's End and others

BOOTS & BOURBIN: FREE SHOW ***  Moonlight Social, Green Light Morning, The orchard, Amy Metcalfe

PADDOCK TAVERN: Dreadful Starlings, Sole Pursuit, Aukland, etc.

RIVOLI: The Toniks, Micronite Filters, New City Kings  (Ireland and England well represented here)

ROUND VENUE: Bathurst Station, REND, Zameer

But don't take my word for it. Check out the full schedule at www.indieweek.com

Now on to Sunday.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

More Indie Week Friday Oct. 17th

Hey everybody!

Good Lord!! How to choose?
Please refer to the Indie Week full schedule for more than what is here, but these are some of the sure fire performances as I see it... Tell me what you think!?!

Menage, Goodnight Sunrise, Dear Love, ***Breached (play this band on the show, love them)

The Toniks, Lipstick Junkies, Stone Iris (Edmonton)

Mayside, Modern Hearts and others

Laugh at The Take, ***Spewgore , special guest (aha some mystery)

Meet The Blue, another chance to see UBI and FU

Mandevilles, Johnny and the Jackals et al

Tungsten Hum (on the show this week), The Deadset

*** SILVER DOLLAR: solid lineup
Waterbodies, GingerAle and the Monowhales (on the show this week) JPNSGRLS, De'Nova

Goliath Paw (recently in Landmark battle of the bands) King Kredible (has been on the show),

Stay tuned for Saturdays line up.

And remember, they are all worth the price of admission, regardless of where you go.
Support Independent music!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ruby Slippers Indie Week Oct. 17/14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Its here! I am posting about some of the awesome bands at this festival, but the show Friday will be entirely Indie Week artists, and it wasn't easy. Why you may ask? Well, because it's nearly impossible to pick from amongst the 250 bands on the roster this year.

So if I have passed by excellent musicians you would like to hear, please please let me know. Promise to include them on upcoming shows.

The Things We Can't Forget...New Design *
Jellyfish ...The Dead Projectionists
(I Wanna Go To) NYC ... The Bloody Five *
Laughing Gas ... JPNSGRLS * (pronounced Japanese Girls)
Cowards In The Castle ... Anti Queens *
Out Of my Head ... Gingerale and the Monowhales
Interceptor ... Sumo Cyco *
Brunin' Into Me ... Stone Iris *
Nothin' But Love ... FU (from UBI & FU - Japan)
Justice ... HAYS (Russia)
Don't You Dare ... Big Name Actors *
White Stallions ... Tungsten Hum *
Circus Song ... LOAD 
Hole ...Royal Blood *
Love in My Heart ... The Turks *

No fill in tomorrow, but back next Friday for the Fall Membership Drive.

Please consider supporting this station. 

Thanks for listening


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Indie Week 2014

Hey everybody! 

Here's some picks for the start of  Indie Music here in Toronto.  Hope you can get out to enjoy some new and exciting music or search for the bands on the web. You will not be disappointed!!

Wednesday October 15th

The Hideout: Winter's End, UBI & FU, Sumo Cyco and others (Launch party)

Crawford's: Running Red Lights et al

Thursday October 16th

Adelaide Hall: The Honeyrunners, New City Kings and friends

The Bovine: Riot Club, Lost Cause plus others

Cherry Cola:  Big Name Actors  

Detour: Black Dog Ballroom, Art & Woodhouse, Lost Chord

Free Times Cafe:  the amazing Maneli Jamal, Amy Metcalf, HAYS (Russia)

Lou Dawgs:  Cat and the Queen, Winter's End

Boots & Bourbon: (free show) Dead Projectionists, Sea Perry

Supermarket: New Design, Moonlight Social, Peptides

Peacok Bar: We Won The War, The Turks, Language Arts

Round Venue: The Steady Rebels and friends

**** Silver Dollar :  UBI & FU, Fallen Heirs, Blood Five, Canvas ****

Underground Garage:  Stone Iris, Siiines

Stay tuned for more for this wonderful week of music.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Fill In Oct. 11 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

Had to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city over this long weekend so here I am, playlist in hand.  Not a single turkey in the bunch!

I Don't Want To Change Your life ... The Marble Index *
Love In The Drug ... Grace Jones
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes ... Elvis Costello  (Ruby Slippers!!!!!)
Satellite ... The Dollyrots
Romeo Romeo ... The Vapids *
Animals Jump ... Wax Mannequin *
Wake Bake Skate ... Fidlar
Coffee ... Sylvan Esso
The Mountain Seed ... Those Who Ride With Giants
The Things We Can't Forget ... New Design *
Weekend (Casa Del Mirto remix) ... Class Actress
Daddystitch ... Ashrae Fax
Breathing ... Faded Paper Figures
Snow and Jazz Music ...Hexes and Ohs *
Leftovers (ft. Diamond Rings) ...P.S. I Love You *

As always, thanks for listening.

AND if you are a supporter of CIUT, our fall membership drive is starting October 20th. All donations are appreciated and can be made online starting NOW at www.ciut.fm/donate which will put you in our early bird draw. Don't forget to tell 'em Ruby Slippers sent you!


Ruby Slippers Oct. 10 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Thanksgiving weekend! An extra day to rest for some, mondo family stress for others. Work for even more of us. But a time to count blessings whatever they may be and always keep music in your hearts. Hope you are all safe and with those you cherish. 

Here's the playlist for this edition of the show.

Come Outside ... Ty Segall
Whinstone ... Greg Cairns *
GBA ... Xavier Rudd
As The World ... Echolyn
The Walls Are Coming Down ... Fanfarlo
The Side ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Lost Forever ... Earth and Fire
Big Shot ... Exxotone *
Young Romance ... Vampire Bats *
Experimental Fiction ... The Danks *
Uh Oh (ft. Serena Ryder) ... Jeremy Fisher *
Shadow Of Love ... Royal Tusks *
Leaves, Tress, Forest ... Dan Mangan *
Ghost Town Ryder ... Tree No Leaves
Heavy Moon ... Elephant Stone *

Be back tomorrow at 5 pm to work up to the turkey dinner ahead.

Thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Fill In Show Oct 4 5-6 pm

Ola! everybody

Back again today for a fill in spot. It baffles me how the station is always empty at this time, but as long as the door is open, I will keep sneaking in on Saturday afternoons.


The Love Cats ... The Cure
Paralyzed ... The Used
Doom ... Grime Kings *
Eve ... Get Up Alice! *
Free n Easy ... Diemonds *
Oh The Boss Is Coming ... Arkells *
As You Run.... Mother
Rosa ... Grimes *
Radiowave Blockade ... Elizabeth *
Choirboy ... Riot Police *
Owen Sound ... Elliott Brood *
hungry All The Time ... Easy Targets *
Close My Eyes ... Exist Strategy *
Wuthering Heights ... (wait for it)...KATE BUSH
Underbart ... Little Dragon

For those of you within commuting distance, have a wonderful and safe Nuit Blanche
And for everyone else, enjoy this Fall weekend to the max.

Thanks for listening


Ruby Slippers Oct. 3 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's the beginning of an amazing month! Not only is Nuit Blanche this weekend, but fall fairs are everywhere, Thanksgiving, HALLOWEEN (be still my telltale heart) and the Fall membership drive running from October 20th until the 27th. I get tired just thinking about it. 
Anyway, this is the playlist for the kickoff week.
Some covers, some new cuts, some vintage cuts... just as exciting as the month ahead.

Ziggy Stardust ... Elliott Brood covers Bowie *
Petroglyph ... Ghost House *
She Knows ... Riot Police * NEW
In The Quiet light ... Eugene Ripper *
Love Song ... The Cure (ahhhhh...)
Chkn ... Ashrae Fax (thanks Kayla at WXUT)
With A Little Help ... Euneverse  cover of Beatles *
To Some It Comes Easy ... Gentleman Reg *
Atoms ... Fast Romantics *
Running After The Game ... Stage Republic
Little Green Bag (!) ... George Baker
Concrete (Fish Out of Water) ... The Revivalists
The Ol' OG ... Ed Harcourt
The Troubles ... U2 (tell me what you think of the new LP)

Tomorrow is another day and another playlist.
Fill in from 5-6pm, hope you can make it!
And as always thanks for listening


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Fill In Sept. 27 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

Back in the hotseat today. Lots of good music, seems the D's have it!

Julia Dream ... Pink Floyd
Handglams ... Ty Segall
Candles ... Dirty Vegas
Do Animals Cry? ... Sea and Air
Smacks of Euphoric Hysteria ... Brand X
Memorial Ten Count ... Jon McKiel *
Shooting Rockets ... Destroyer *
Sara Anne ... Gloryhound *
home Is Where ... Diamond Bones *
Born Again ... Doldrums (remix) *
Stillness is The Move ... Dirty Projectors
California Sun ... The Dictators
Where poppies grow ... Die Mannequin *
Katana Rock ... Dirty Ghosts *

A little off the wall today...
Thanks for listening


Ruby Slippers September 26 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Here it is, the last weekend of September. How time flies, right? 
Gotta say, between the summer weather during the day and the cold at night, most of us are not sure which way to turn.
So...we could all probably use an upbeat soundtrack as we muddle along confused but not bowed!


Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood remix) ... The Kills
Prince of Flies ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Urban Guerilla... Obits
The Sniper ... The Black Angels
Wrong Princess ... Big Damn Heroes *
Talkin To Myself ... Big Name Actors *
11:11 ... Arkells *
Somewhere We Belong ... Bravestation *
Eels ... Jess Morgan
French Toast ... Jones Bonnetta *
King Of Aylmer Street ... Jon Davis *
Thirty Days ... The Strawbs
Cowboys In The Void ... Quilt
Please Don't Go ... Brass Bed
Oh Yeah ... Foxygen

And just a gentle reminder...the Fall Membership Drive is coming up starting October 20th. Read all about it on the station website, we need your continuing support to finish paying for the transmitter and all of the other costs of running a top quality community independent alternative radio station.

Thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Fill in for Septembr 20 5-6 pm

Hey everybody,

Here I am again! Don't know why they resist, I manage to sneak in for this open slot whenever no one is around. Mebbe it's time to bring my own coffee mug and set up a locker for my things.


Had some fun with this one. Hope you do too.

Skeletons ... Jay Holy * (he seems to have a thing for Skeletons)
Working With Fire and Steel ... (my favorite) China Crisis
Youth Culture Killed My Dog ... They Might Be Giants
Till The End Of The Day ... Chris Richards and the Subtractions
Get Lost ... Beach Slang
The transit Song ... Fembots *
Dream ... Rebekah Higgs *
Agents of Play ... Quilt
You're True ... Eddie Vedder
Pinball Wizard ... The Who
God Is A Toad ... Chloe Charles *
Songs To Aging Children Come ... Joni Mitchell *
Purse of Stories ... Up Dharma Down
Slippery When Wet ... The acorn *
Big Yellow Taxi (J. Mitchell cover) ... Lorraine Scott *
I Can't Go For That ... Hall and Oates (cover)
The Sniper ... Black Angels

Kinda goofy, right? (Hehe)
Thanks for listening.

(You never saw me here)


Ruby Slippers September 19 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Outragious! The fall is here, whether we like it or not! Cooler temperatures, more layers and a real need to keep moving.
Thought maybe some music would help in that regard so here is this week's playlist!

Cold...West Coast Version ...Matt Dorgan Project
M & I ... SkyBurnsRed
Well Did You Evah? ... Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop
Breaking news live ... The Bats Pajamas *
I Can Change My Mind ... Simply Saucer * (yes I have played this before, but they are gold)
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
River of Blood ... The Black Angels
Sing A Song For You ... Tim Buckley
Joan's Call ... Cam Jones *
Fake It ... Authentic Imperfection * (exclusive new cut)
You've Become Skeletal ... Jay Holy *
Shake It off ... Rebekah Higgs *
The Einstein-Rosen Bridge ... Ilias (new!)
Sinning The Skin ... Jesse Kinch

Feeling warmer now?
And as always, thanks for listening


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ruby Slippers for September 12 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Really mixed bag this week, kind of a sampler of many different flavours of music.
Here's a challenge...see if you can identify each type as you listen to the show. 

And away we go...

One Way ... Hank Davis *
Down In Mexico ... The Coasters
Is You Sufferin'? ... Skinny Bitches *
I Bought My Eyes ... Ty Segall Band
The KKK Took My Baby Away ... Shonen Knife (at The Silver Dollar Sept. 20)
Punk or Lust ... Beach Slang
Pinch of Chalk ... Saffron Sect (Best. Band. Poster. Ever) *
Wandering Stars ... Proof of Ghosts *
hungry All The Time ... easy targets *
Blakc hearted love ... PJ Harvey & John Parish
Lonely Boy ... Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker (a Tribute to the Black Keys)
There She Goes ... Korean Drama *
Dogs ... Chris Richards and the Subtractions
For Those Who Stay young  (Young Galaxy remix) ... PS I Love You *
Complaint Department ... Lykke Li
Looking On The Floor Of The Love Shack (!) ... DJ grandfather vs. B52s

Told you it was different.

And as always, thanks for listening!


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Fill in Sept. 6 3:30-5 pm

Hey folks!

A fill in kinda day. Didn't make Riotfest (as predicted, mud pies for all) but here is just a taste of who was there making musical magic. (RF bands marked with @)

Ever Fallen In Love ...Buzzocks @
Romantic Rights ... Death From Above 1979 * @
Canadian Club ... Restorations @
Never Lock The Door ... Magic * (not the Magic at the show but still.)
Stereostar ... Madrid *
Can't Get You Out Of my Mind ... Flaming Lips @
Pity and Fear ... Death Cab For Cutie @
The spell ... Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion *
Tokyo Summer ... Mounties *@
Star Machine ... Bob Mould @
Always All ... Persian Rugs *
Belong Here ... MAKAR
Luna ... Malajube *
Don't Really Want To be Social ... BRONCHO @
Seam Esteem ... Buke and Gase (new)
Dream World (ft. Grimes) ... Majical Cloudz *
Wake up The nation (Zinc Remix) ... Paul Weller @
Barracuda ... Heart *@
Rattlesnake ... Skinny Bitches *
Prison Memoirs of An Anarchist ... Fembots *
Ask ... Smiths
Puppets (Royksopp Remix) ... Depeche Mode

We'll see how far this goes...

Love and fishes and thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ruby Slippers September 5 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Back to school and work. Blah! Particularily when the weather is still enticing and we want to be outside enjoying the summer we never had.

Hence, this week's show is still in that frame of mind. 
You may notice that some of the picks are courtesty of last week's guests. Man I love the gift that just keeps on giving!

Flashbulb ... Arcade fire *
Stillness Is The Move ... Dirty Projectors
Baba O'Riley ... The Who
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
Fallin In Love Is For Young People ... The Hoa Hoa's *
Waiting ... Volcano Playground *
Human ... The Music
Having An Average Weekend ... Losergeek *
Needles in The Camel's Eye ... Brian Eno
Another Nocturnal Day ... B-17 *
Baby i hate You ... The BB Guns *
My My Metrocard ... Le Tigre
Apocalypse Surfin' ... Revolvers *
Here's Y ... Double Experience *

That's it, folks!

Thanks for listening!


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Addendum Full List of Choices from the band MAKAR for August 29

Hey folks,

When I asked for a list of preferred songs for tomorrow show with the band MAKAR, well, it was really really overwhelming! So many great choices, and honestly, I may not have to pull music for the next four weeks...

Thought I would share this with you. Notice the amazing scope of this wish list.

Mark's choices:
God Save The Queen ... Sex Pistols
Little Shadow ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Twist & Shout, He Jude, Get Back ... beatles
Heroes ... David Bowie
Rock and Roll High School ... Ramones
What's Going On ... Marvin Gaye
Imagine ... John Lennon
Now or Never ... Elvis
Behing Blue Eyes, Baba O'Reilly ... The Who
Soul Man ... Sam and Dave
Grace ... Jeff Buckley
One, Where The Streets Have No Name ... U2
Born To Be Wild ... Steppenwolf
Perfect Day ... Velvet Underground
Common Day ... Pulp
Song 2 ... Blur
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
Fire ... Jimi Hendrix
Break On Through ... The Doors
When the Levee Breaks, Kashmir .... Led Zeppelin
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
I Wish I Knew .. Sharon Van Eaton
Love Will Tear Us Apart ... Joy Division
Charlotte Sometimes ... The Cure
Ultra ... Depeche Mode
Scoundrel Days ... Aha

Andrea's picks
Piazza, New York Catcher ... Belle and Sebastian
The Underdog ... Spoon
Fading Into Obscurity ... Sloan
Radio Free Europe ... R.E.M.
Mother ... Blonde redhead
Mother ... John Lennon
Rip Her To Shreds ... Blondie
Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On ... Franz Ferdinand
Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll ... The killers
Waltz #2 (XO) ... Elliott Smith
Ask ... Smiths
To Go Home ... M. Ward
Shrink ... Adam Ant
Gloria ... Patti Smith
Let's Go ... The Cars
Know Your Rights ... The Clash
Skeleton Kay ... The Coral
I Cut Like a Buffalo ... The Dead Weather
Stillness Is The Move ... The Dirty Projectors
Girl ... Beatles
Girl ... Beck
Needle in The Camels Eye ... Brian Eno
You're an Ocean ... Fastball
Get Him Back ... Fiona Apple
Mad World ... Gary Jules with Michael Andrews
Can't Stop the World, Cool Jerk ... the Go Go's
Kings and Queens ... Hopewel
American English ... Idlewild
Lust for Life ... Iggy Pop
Stella Was A Diver and She Was Always Down ... Interpol
An Honest Mistake ... The Bravery
Don't Change... INXS
6'1" ... Liz Phair
Up The Bracket, Mocking Bird ... The Libertines
Dedicated Foller of Fashion ... The Kinks
Hi It's Been A Long Time ... Donovan
My My Metrocard ... Le Tigre
Hedgehog ... Luna
Paper Planes ... M.I.A.
Twilight Galaxy .. Metric
The Youth ... MGMT
Bling Bling Baby... Milk Kan
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Human, The Dance ... The Music
Black Eyed Dog ... Nic drake
Jules ... NIKO
Head Like A Hole ... NIN
Sunday Morning, Bathwater, New ... No Doubt
Lawnmower Boy, Tant Pis Pour Toi ... nous Non Plus
Timebomb .. Old 97's
and finally
Sadly Beautiful ... The Replacements.

See how hard it was? Changed my mind 20 times.

Ruby Slippers for August 29 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Oh brother!
Whenever folks graciously agree to cohost, part of the deal is to pick music for the playlist.


I can't even begin to tell you how much MAKAR sent me, and frankly we could do at least 4 shows based on their incredible list. However, it's only an hour (sigh) AND there will be live performance in there too, so this is a list of what I have on hand to fill in between their chat and song making.

Not all of it will be played.  Notice the width and breadth of the choices!

God Save the Queen ... Sex Pistols
Up the Bracket ... The Libertines
Born to Be Wild ... Steppenwolf *
Fading Into Obscurity ... Sloan *
Little Shadow ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Twilight Galaxy ... Metric *
Paper Planes ... M.I.A.
Falling In Love Is For Young People ... Hoa Hoas *
Get Back  ... The Beatles
Flashbulb Eyes ... Arcade Fire *
Baba O'Riley ... The Who
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
Ask ... The Smiths
Lust for Life ... Iggy Pop
Love Will Teasr Us Apart ... Joy Division
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
Stillness Is the Move ... Dirty Projectors
My My Metrocard ... Le Tiegre
Needles In The Camel's Eye .. Brian Eno
Human ... The Music

And we haven't even added the cuts from MAKAR's album "Funeral Genius"

Good Lord.

Hang on, this one's gonna be crazy

(And as always thanks for listening)


Monday, 25 August 2014

Fill In August 26 3:30 to 5 PM

Hey folks,

Last minute fill in plus a weird collection of songs equals a PARTY!

What can I say? Hang on to your teeth.

We Exist ...Arcade Fire *
Hop A Plane ... Tegan & Sara *
Chick Habit ... April March (thanks KaylaCP from WXUT)
Riot in Thunder Alley ... Eddie Beram
Mexican Divorce... The Coyote Men
Space Invader ... The Pretenders
Pleasant Hymn Part 2 ... Action Makes *
Fester & Flume ... Blue Moon Marquee *
Truckin' 101 ... Leon Redbone
Talkin' To Yourself ... Sugar Lime Blue
Spiritual Weapon ... The Auras *
In Memory ... The Disraelis *
O My heart ... Mother Mother *
Attis ... Authentic Imperfection *
Gigantic ... Pixies
Try Me out Sometime ... Broncho
Slow death ... Flaming Groovies
Snowflakes Are Dancing ... Kurt Vile
You Could Get Lost Out Here ... A. C. Newman *
What You Want ... Bombay Bicycle Club (Darcys remix *)
'T Hellend Vlak ... At The Close Of each Day
Make It Together ... Beachwood Sparks
Come Together ... Beatles

Warned you it was strange, but I kinda like it!
And as always, thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Ruby Slippers August 22 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Exciting times at the station! Not only is the new transmitter up and working but new show proposals are coming thick and fast to keep the PD hopping! Expect to hear new sounds in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, let's crank it up with some awesome punk, psychedelia and vintage sounds.

Hang on...

Careful ... Television
Wolkfoman ... KC and the Moonshine Band *
Invisible Man ... Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies
Werebitch ... Switchblade Valentines *
Switchblade Romance ... Threat *
Flesh and Bone ... Waxmen *
Last Breath ... Flesh *
Das Pirates... Planet Creature *
The Bright ... WASHA  (new!)
Turn it Well ... Up Dharma Down (from Manila)
I'll Cry Instead ... The Beatles (loving their catalogue right now)
Sunday Girl (2013 version) ... Blondie

Join me next week for fun and frivolity with MAKAR, live in studio, hummin', strummin'
and picking the playlist.

And as always thanks for listening


Exciting news! Coming up August 29th!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Fill In Playlist for Mar On Music August 15 Noon to 1 pm

Shhhh, everybody

So...have snuck into the station while Mar is out on an adventure and brought a bunch of really great tunes with me. Won't waste time chatting, don't want to get caught.

Hot Property ... The Dishes *
Catwalker... The Diodes *
Take Me back ... Fast Romantics *
I Was, You Were ... The High Dials *
Stoned and Starving ... Parquet Courts
I Told You How ... Museum Pieces *
Will They Bury Us? ... Elliott Brood *
Ghosts ... Rah Rah *
One Way Leading To A Dead End ... The Ins and Outs *
A Sudden death ... The Organ *
Odessa ... Caribou * (love love love this one)
Party Like It's 2012 ... Library Voices *
Tango Shoes ... Bif Naked *
Horror Beyond Imagination ... Double Experience *
Liar Liar ... Goodnight, Sunrise *

Wow! That's a lot of Cancon (*)

Well, I'm jetting off, but will see you later today (7 pm) on Ruby Slippers.

And, between us, thanks for listening.
(This never happened)

Ruby Slippers August 15 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Half way through the month, and the sun actually shines once in a while.
Of course, it's shining pretty brightly INSIDE CIUT as the final preparations continue to launch the big bold sound of the new transmitter. Maybe even in time for this week's show.
Nothing like 10,000 watts to set my heart to pitapatting. (Is that even a thing?)

Well...here's the playlist. Hope you hear it loud, proud and clear!

Gambit ... Double Exposure *
All Action Man ... The Coyote Men
Fight ... The Farrell Bros. *
Gold Star ... Goodnight, Sunrise *
Alien Agenda ... House of Daggers *
Meteor ... Token *
This is The dream Of Win and Regine ... Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy *
How Do You Kep This All in Line ?... les Jupes *
Mojo Pin ... Jeff Buckley
Modern, Normal ... Memoryhouse *
Children ... Linda Perhacs
Sin City ... Blue Moon Marquee *
It's a Longer Road To California... The Wind and The Wave
Blank Generation ... Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Out Of Control ... Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
Start it Up ... Die Mannequin *

Oodles of Cancon (*)

And as always thanks for listening