Thursday, 28 July 2016

Ruby Slippers for July 29 7-8 pm Happy Lord Simcoe weekend

Hey everybody!

Good old Lord Simcoe! Scored us another long weekend in the summer!
(Have a framed photo of the dude in my front window and everything. Yes, the neighbours think I'm a little out there but still...)

So here's the playlist for the show to kick off the fun filled three days.

All We Need Is Love ... Leningrad Cowboys (nothing like the Beatles song)
Echoes ... The Evidence *
Goodbye Baby ... Ballroom Babies *
Creatures Great and Small ... Aidan Knight *
Haven ... Bravestation * (indulge me please)
Dk/Pi ... Aero Flynn (indulge me again please )
Bad Czech ... Milks and Rectangles *
Compound ... Filthy Haanz *
Slow Death ... Flaming Groovies
Famous ... Jordan B. Wright * (new)
He was A Jazzman ... The Flatliners *
Cups and Punches ... Fiery Furnaces *
Sand In The Sun ... The Soles *
Sympathy for the Devil ... The Stones

Let's see how far we get

Thanks for listening and big time summer love !


Thursday, 21 July 2016

Ruby Slippers for July 22 2016 7-8 pm Hillside Festival in Guelph

Hey everybody!

Summer is festival season as you all know and with it comes my favorite tiny (relatively speaking) perfect event, Hillside festival , happening this weekend at the Guelph Conservation area. As is the tradition on this show, I have put together a playlist of some of artists who will be there as sadly, I will not. So let's have a cuppa organic fairtrade coffee (or craft beer as the case may be), a big ol' plate of African Peanut stew and let the music take us away.

Guilt Trip ... PUP *
Give Me Back My Heart Attack ... Land of Talk *
Come ... She-Devils *
Bambi ... SUUNS *
Proof of Love ... Old Man Luedecke *
Another Brick In The Wall Part 1 (Pink Floyd cover) ... Luther Wright and the Wrongs *
Honey, Honey ...The Milk Carton Kids *
We Always Change ... Jennifer Castle (Castlemusic)*
Slipping Away ... Like A Motorcycle *
Tiger, Tiger ... The Sadies *
All Along The Watchtower (Dylan cover) ... Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Simple Thoughts ... Rose Cousins *
Refrain from Fire ... Chloe Charles *
Dukes ... Repartee * (from Newfoundland!)
Song Number 2 ... Suitcase

There are so many more! Check out the full artist listing at
This is where two hours of programming would be really REALLY handy. (Hint, hint)

Thanks for listening


Thursday, 14 July 2016

Ruby Slippers for July 15 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

Got a great show this week. There is a cool Mexican festival at our harbourfront (Viva Luche Libre)
and some of the pics are from that! Also, there are tons of Canadian bands and even something from RHCP. (Did you ever think you would see that on this show?) (Listener request, actually)

So buckle up, kids. Put on your flying goggles and let's get airborne

I Found A New Way ... Twin Peaks
The Glimmer Shot ... Double Experience *
In The Dark ... Reignwolf * (yes I am watching Roadies. And this cat is now in Seattle but hails from
Chiquita Milagrosa ... Centavrvs
Dark Necessities ... Red Hot Chili Peppers (Flea rules)
Homebody ... Mulligrub *
Here I Am ... Tea With Lincoln * (what happened to these guys? :(  )
Time Machine ... White Hot Jet *
Marigold ... Mariachi Ghost * (from Winnipeg, awesome)
Blue Angel's Revenge ... Blue Demons *
In Heaven.... Pixies (saw Erasurehead this week)
Florian Saucer Attack ... Black Mountain *
Zombie Eyed ... Dirty Nil * (from the Hammer)
I Don't care Anymore ... Taylor Abrahamse*
Mysterons ... Portishead

Thanks for listening.


This playlist, Portishead in particular, is for Roger.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Secret Toronto and Guilty Confessions

Hey everybody!

Living in a city as vast and diverse as Toronto one can easily get overwhelmed and default to the more local and familiar when planning an outing.
I know I am often guilty of that. Same principle kind of applies to music as well. Although Ruby Slippers is an open format programme, I am more comfortable with punk, garage, rock and indie (whatever that may be now)
However, thanks to a convoluted series of events, this summer I have sought out more electronic music than ever before. Who knew that there was a retired air traffic controller in New Brunswick embracing Tangerine Dream-esque music or that Hamilton stands toe to toe with the electronic community?
And I won't even get into Toronto or the rest of the global community brought together by the magic that is the interweb.
So here's the thing. Got on a shuttle bus at Chester station to go to the Evergreen Brickworks. New place for me, moving out of the comfort zone, apparently one of Toronto's gems off the beaten track. Apparently after the place shut its doors as a working brickyard, it had another secret life as an unofficial venue for events with, you got it, electronic music.
And guess what? That's exactly what is happening today until after midnight (although everyone is included in the party, not so hush hush)
The event is #Senseless and the music is perfect in this place. The shape and acoustics of the structure lend themselves very well to the sound and there is loads of room to move. As an added bonus, the guts of the building have ideal spots to showcase digital art and small 3D installations. I was there right at the start of things, not many had arrived yet but it did allow a clear path to see and experience the sights surrounded by the sound.
Featured cuts by Frank and Tony, Tube and Berger last night on the show (Ruby Slippers, up in archive for listening or download on Monday on the CIUT website). Honestly could have posted any of these artists in the playlist and may do so as the summer rolls out.
If you are into this music, love to dance or just experience something amazing, go to this place.

You'll be glad you did.
For a taste of what's ahead Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Tube & Berger

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Ruby Slippers for July 8 2016 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

The summer of love (and music) (and love of music) continues and with it CIUT!

Included in this week's playlist are two artists performing at "Senseless" an event chock full of art, food and kick ass music. You can be part of it Saturday July 9 from 3 til 11 at the Evergreen Brickworks.

Or you can catch Double Exposure fresh off their tour of the UK at the Supermarket (268 Augusta)
same day at 8:30.  Here's their cover of Weezer's Buddy Holly

Or there is the ongoing Jazz festival...


To get the weekend started here's the list

Let's Go Crazy ... Prince and the revolution
Trans Mission ... Random Order *
Things Are Changing ... The Relatives
Eye's Pie ... Devil's Din *
Mean Girl ... The Wave *
Near North ... Black Mastiff *
Lost Cosmonauts ... Mother Leads *
Why Don't You ... Mad Machines *
Whole Lotta Love ... Dread Zeppelin
Supernatural ... Jont and the Infinite Possibility *
Imprint of Pleasure ... Tube & Berger (from Germany  at #Senseless)
I Don't Remember ... David Byrne
Flashbulb Eyes ... Arcade Fire *
Rings ... Frank & Tony (also from #Senseless)


Thanks for listening.


Friday, 1 July 2016

Ruby Slippers Canada Day July 1 2016 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Happy Canada Day! I personally think this is a just cause to eat cake, don't you?

It's kinda rainy and dreary at present but on the plus side of things, this is a great opportunity to chill out and listen to tunes. 

Canadian tunes. 

Tunes that may have flown under the radar. 

So, let's get crackin'.

Mean Girl ... The Wave * (new!)
Revelation ... Slow Spirit *
Right Back Where We Started From (cover) ... Amity Beach *
Start It Up ... Die Mannequin * (they don't get played nearly enough)
Winter To Summer ... Rend *
Impervious ... Dead Red Velvet *
Painful Like ... Austra *
Jungle Book Of Love ... Like Animals *
Gossip Saves ... The Rooms *
Total Hit Wonder ... Ice Wino *
Yellow At A Funeral ... Megan Landry *
Drifters ... Patrick Watson * ( I just rediscovered this artist <3)
Quinte ... Paupiere * (second official language)
Head Vs Heart ... Craig Cardiff *
Bobby White ... Generic *

* 100%, baby! Cancon

Thanks for listening. See you next week!