Posts Tagged ‘CiTR’

Stranded podcast #142

March 1, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-142/

* 2013 Fundrive special! *

What a big show!  We raised a stack of money for the CiTR Radio 101.9fm annual Fundrive.  Congrats to Stephen for winning the two tickets to the sold out Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Vancouver show and George for winning the Blundstone boots from the Australian Boot Company on 4th Ave.  Thanks also to Josh of Moloch Records and Chris from Baseone Guitars for donating prizes.

It is really, really important for listeners and supporters to contribute to the financial back-end of college/community radio so that passionate programmers can continue supporting independent culture and provide a voice to the under-privileged in our communities.   You can still donate online for an instant tax receipt.

The Fundrive Finale will be held on March 8 at Chapel Arts.  If you live in Vancouver, come on down and support the local music community and pick up a copy of the latest CiTR Pop Alliance vinyl compilation record 🙂

Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Chains Of Love – ‘Lies, Lies, Lies’ [CA]
Cub – ‘Magic 8 Ball’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Naikoon Park’ [CA]
Nat Ripepi – ‘I Will Not Fall’ [AU]
Sam Buckingham – ‘Shackles’ [AU]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Nick Cave and Deborah Harry – ‘Free To Walk’ [AU/US]
Dalanah Gail Bowen – ‘Them Menz’ [CA]
Jess Cullen – ‘Piano Song’ [AU]

Featured video:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Henry Lee’ (with PJ Harvey) [1997]

Stranded podcast #138

January 12, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-138/

* Featuring tracks from the two EPs by first-generation punk band The Victims from Perth, WA and a two part interview with First Nations Blues musician Murray Porter *

First up on the show I feature tracks from The Victims who were active in Perth, WA from 1977-79.  On vocals and guitar is Dave Faulkner, who went on to become the front man of the legendary Hoodoo Gurus. ‘Television Addict’ is the band’s signature single, being a mainstay on many punk/garage compilations and covered by bands such as You Am I and Hellacopters.

Today I pay tribute to Peter Gordon, a member of 60s British pop duo The Marbles, who scored an international hit with the song ‘Only One Woman‘.  Peter, who passed away this past week, immigrated to Australia in the 1950s where he became friends with the Bee Gees when they were first starting out.  Peter played lead guitar on some early Bee Gees songs before relocating back to England and eventually forming The Marbles with his cousin Graham. Thanks to Peter Foldy for letting the listeners know about this wonderful act from a golden-age of pop music.

The First Nations self determination Idle No More movement is gaining momentum in Canada so this week is a great time to revisit the interview with inspiring First Nations blues musician Murray Porter.  Part 1 was aired last December but on today’s show you can hear both parts 1 and 2.  Following this you can enjoy three more amazing contemporary Canadian First Nations artists who are all performing this weekend at the Native America North Showcase in New York City –  Elisapie, Don Amero and Digging Roots.

“Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water.” (idlenomore.com)

The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘I’m Flipped Out Over You’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘I Understand’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Open Your Eyes’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘High School Girls’ [AU]
The Marbles – ‘The Walls Fell Down’ [UK/AU]
The Marbles – ‘Only One Woman’ [UK/AU]
Murray Porter – ‘Is Sorry Enough’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Part 1
Murray Porter – ‘Rez Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Part 2
Murray Porter – ‘Set My Love Free’ [CA]
Elisapie – ‘Life Is What You Make It’ [CA]
Don Amero – ‘What Do You Wanna Do?’ [CA]
Digging Roots – ‘Spring to Come’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Walk Like A Giant’ [CA]

Featured video – The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ (1977)

Stranded podcast #136

December 22, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-136/

* Featuring tracks from the Ugly Pop Records series of garage-rock 7″ re-issues, and an ‘Arts Extra’ special on ‘Pleased To Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’ which is showing at the Museum of Anthropology until March 2013 *

Some more tracks from the Ugly Pop Records re-issue series on the show today!  We’re hearing from two Canadian garage rock bands from the 60s – The Northwest Company (Vancouver) and A Passing Fancy (Toronto), as well as the only recorded output of Edmonton’s Rock N Roll Bitches, whose 7″ Wild Wild West was recorded in 1980.  Vancouver listeners can purchase copies of these 7″s from Moloch Records.

We have  brief detour into the world of visual arts today with a special on ‘Pleased To Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’ which is showing at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in Vancouver until March 2013.  Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is a world-renowned Australian ceramicist who was invited to pick out objects from the MOA collection and place them together in an exhibit, purely by reference to form and aesthetics.  I attended the opening of the exhibit a few weeks back and recorded an interview with Gwyn herself as well as a curator of the MOA.  You can hear those interviews today, as well as my reflections on the exhibit.

And it’s Christmas time, so Paul Kelly‘s classic ‘How To Make Gravy’ is a compulsory spin today! You can also hear the heartfelt classic ‘Christmas Eve (with you)’ by Peter Foldy and a brand new free-for-download Christmas tune by Sloan 🙂

The Northwest Company – ‘Hard To Cry’ [CA]
The Northwest Company – ‘Get Away From It’ [CA]
Rock N Roll Bitches – ‘Someone Could Lose An Eye’ [CA]
Rock N Roll Bitches – ‘Wild West’ [CA]
A Passing Fancy – ‘I’m Losing Tonight’ [CA]
A Passing Fancy – ‘A Passing Fancy’ [CA]
Arts Extra: ‘Pleased To Meet You: Introductions by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott’
Run Squirell- ‘D-Force’ [AU]
Lower Plenty – ‘Work In The Morning’ [AU]
Tame Impala – ‘Apocalypse Dreams’
Sophie Hutchings – ‘Between Earth and Sky’ [AU]
Peter Foldy – ‘Christmas Eve (with you)’ [US/AU]
Sloan – ‘Merry X’Mas Everybody’ [CA]
Paul Kelly – ‘How To Make Gravy’ [AU]

Featured video:  Paul Kelly – ‘How To Make Gravy’ (1996)

Stranded podcast #135

December 15, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-135/

* Featuring an interview with Jolene McGill of Singing Cedar Studios and Vancouver goth/post-punk band Cowards performing LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Next Wednesday night the Portland Hotel Society and the Waldorf Hotel is hosting the Destroyer DJ Community Fundraiser which will raise money for Christmas presents for residents of the Downtown Eastside.  Dan Bejar himself and other members of the legendary Destroyer will be spinning some of their favorite tunes! Today I feature three tracks from the early years of Destroyer.

This Saturday night at Eternal Abundance on Commercial Drive in Vancouver, Jolene McGill and like-minded friends are hosting a fundraiser for Singing Cedar Studios. Once the studio opens in January many events including yoga classes and massage will be conducted out of the space.  Joelene speaks today about the fundraiser as well as a future project in Guatemala, and introduces a song by Kala Moteeyl who will be a musical guest on the night.

In the second half of the show, Vancouver goth post-punk band Cowards play live in the CiTR studios!  It was exhilarating to have this tight and powerful band play a set for us and neat to hear about their love of The Birthday Party!  Featuring Spencer Davis, Josh Rose and Corey Lee, Cowards are “The VSS, on Dilaudid plus UNSANE wearing suits and playing in a candlelit goth club” – Terminalescape Blog.

Destroyer – ‘No Cease Fires!’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘Destroyer’s the Temple’ [CA]
Destroyer – ‘The Sublimation Hour’ [CA]
Wiser Fool – ‘World Gone Wrong’ [CA]
Interview with Jolene McGill of Singing Cedar Studios
Kala Moteeyl – ‘Sugar Shack Weekend’ [CA]
Cub Scouts – ‘Told You So’ [AU]
Abbe May – ‘Karmageddeon.’ [AU]
Cowards – ‘Cleaned up not washed’ (live)
Cowards – ‘Ends Inside’ (live)
Cowards – ‘See Em Be Em’ (live)
Cowards – ‘4th song’ (live)
Neil Young – ‘Ramada Inn’ [CA]

Featured video –  Destroyer – ‘The Temple’ (live) [2007]

Stranded podcast #134

December 8, 2012

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstanded-podcast-134/

* Featuring an interview with Juno Award winning First Nations blues musician Murray Porter *

First up on the show is an interview with First Nations blues musician Murray Porter who is performing Friday 7th December at the Music BC Charitable Foundation event ‘A Celebration of BC Music & Music Education’ at the Vogue Theatre.  Murray Porter is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario but he has lived in Vancouver for many years.   Murray won a 2012 JUNO Award for `Aboriginal Album of the Year’, for his release `Songs Lived & Life Played’. “Murray Porter is a master bluesman”. Robbie Robertson (CBC Radio Interview, 2004).

The other day while browsing at a London Drugs I came across a CD re-issue of the original US release from AC/DC – the album ‘High Voltage‘ (1976).  Perfect for ‘Stranded’ I concluded…!  I feature 4 tracks from this Oz rock classic which is a treat for listeners who are partial to the working-man’s blues boogie/rock and lyrical double-entendres of Bon Scott era AC/DC.

The final part of the show features some impressive current Cancon including  a couple of tracks from J.Riley Hill – an up and coming outlaw folk/country singer from Winnipeg – and a punchy number by two-piece Hole In My Head who are supporting The Jolts and Nu Sense at the Interurban Gallery in Vancouver on Sat 8 Dec.

Murray Porter – ‘Rez Blues’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 1
Murray Porter – ‘Set My Luv Free’ [CA]
Interview with Murray Porter Pt 2
Redsoulbluez – ‘Free’ [CA]
AC/DC – ‘Rock n Roll Singer’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Live Wire’ [AU]
AC/DC – ‘TNT [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Can I Sit Next To You Girl’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Fantastic Explosion In Time’ [AU]
Pond – ‘You Broke My Cool’ [AU]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Alone’ [CA]
J.Riley Hill –  ‘Checkered Chunks’  [CA]
Hole In My Head –  ‘Noodles and Chips’ [CA]
Synthcake – ‘Drip’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Queen Of Vancouver Island’ [CA]

Featured video:  Murray Porter – ‘Colours’ (live) [2011]