Posts Tagged ‘Geoff Berner’

Podcast #314

October 21, 2017

Featuring The Organ, Peter Hobbs, Real Ponchos and more

The Organ – ‘Don’t Be Angry’ [CA]
cub – ‘New York City’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Edmonton’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Another Century’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Come Alive’ [AU]
Peter Hobbs – ‘300 Yards Of Ground’ [NZ]
Geoff Berner – ‘The Ghost of Terry Fox’ [CA]
The Weather Station – ‘Thirty’ [CA]
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson – ‘Red: Indigenous Rising’ [CA]
Real Ponchos – ‘Passing Through’ [CA]
The Deep Dark Woods – ‘Fallen’ [CA]

At the top of the show we air a track-a-piece from past Mint Records acts The Organ, cub and Carolyn Mark. Then we’re into new tracks from the legendary Geoff Berner, The Weather Station and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson of the Haida Nation who also works in the field of aboriginal/environmental law. And we debut the moving single that composer Peter Hobbes of New Zealand has created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele. Track ‘300 Yards of Ground’ is based on a letter by Private Leonard Hart, one of the few Kiwi soldiers who survived the devastating battle of October 17, 1917.

Stranded podcast #126

September 15, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120914-180706-to-20120914-193242.mp3

* Featuring an interview with Geoff Berner about Vancouver’s 5th annual Accordion Noir Festival and Sara Lapsley interviews Pete and Donal from glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  The 3rd and final part of the interview will be broadcast next week *

This week I finally had the chance to interview one of the Canadian musicians that I most admire – the ever-provocative and wildly entertaining Geoff Berner. Geoff’s most recent release ‘Victory Party’ (Mint Records), reveals the song-writing smarts of a real folk music boundary-pusher.  And I highly recommend his ‘Live In Oslo’ release from 2006 which records a memorable evening of Berner’s trade-mark accordion-filled mayhem and biting social commentary.  Today on the show you can hear Geoff speak about the Accordion Noir Festival, a now yearly event, which is taking place in Vancouver from Thursday through to Sunday this week.

And we have an extra-special gift on the show today as Sara Lapsley interviews Donal and Pete from Vancouver glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  Charismatic front man Donal Finn reveals some comical episodes on the road with Motley Crue and Scorpions back in the day when the band were signed to Nikki Sixx’s Americoma label.  Stay tuned next week for Part 3 of the interview!

On today’s show you will also get a chance to hear a few tracks from much lauded Calgary art-rock band Women, who are sadly no longer with us following the untimely death of Chris Reimer.  And right at the top of the show are three tracks from Australia’s 70s blues-boogie hard-rock era.  Enjoy!  MG

Buffalo – ‘Lucky’
Wendy Saddington – ‘Backlash Blues’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Bad Boy For Love’ [AU]
Women – ‘Lawn Care’ [CA]
Women – ‘Black Rain’ [CA]
Women – ‘January 8th’ [CA]
Flash Bastard – ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 1
Flash Bastard – ‘C’mon’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 2
Flash Bastard – ‘Psycho’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 1
Geoff Berner – ‘Victory Party’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 2
Geoff Berner – ‘That’s what keeps the rent down baby’ (live) [CA]

Featured video: Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ (2005)

Stranded podcast #120

July 28, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120727-175930-to-20120727-193526.mp3

* Featuring the classic ‘Weedseed’ 7″ from Woollongong stoner legends Tumbleweed *

Last weekend during the Khatsalano Fest in Kits, I strolled into Zulu Records and stumbled across a copy of the classic ‘Weedseed‘ 7″ by Tumbleweed!  What an amazing find.  It’s a beautiful 2 x orange vinyl with a photo pasted inside and cool artwork by Lenny.  Tumbleweed was the first live band I ever saw in Canberra and I always kept up with what they were doing on record.  It’s exciting to hear they have re-formed and are recording again as well.  I wonder if they’ll ever make it to North America…? Today on the show I couldn’t help but play the whole EP in it’s entirety, going right back to 1992.  For many listeners, this may be an introduction to a this classic ‘stoner’ band from Woollongong.  I’m sure you’ll be hungry for more!

Also on today’s show I feature a couple of Australian bands that are gaining attention from listeners in the US – Twerps and Royal Headache.  Both of these bands have been added to many college station playlists in the past few weeks.  Exciting stuff.  I play a track from the debut album by Australian indie rockers The Valery Trails and finish up with some local tracks by prominent folkies Geoff Berner and Buckman Coe.  MG

Tumbleweed – ‘Fish Out Of Water’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – The Sky Is High’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Fritz’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Come & Get It’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ [AU]
Lower Plenty – ‘Nullarbor’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Tonight’ [AU]
The Dirty Three – ‘Rising Below’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘Who Are You?’ [AU]
Royal Headache – ‘Never Again’ [AU]
Tim Rogers – ‘Go On Out, Get Home’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘On The Perfume River’ [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Looking For The Devil In Every Detail’ [AU]
Geoff Berner and the Associates – ‘Light Enough to Travel (live)’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Far Fetched’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Leaving Samskara’ [CA]

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ (live) [2009]

Stranded podcast #99

January 14, 2012

* Featuring an interview with Chicago-based Australian blues musician Michael Charles *

Do Re Mi – ‘Adultry’ [AU]
Do Re Mi – ‘Warnings Moving Clockwise’ [AU]
Deborah Conway – ‘Release Me’ [AU]
Deborah Conway – ‘Under My Skin’ [AU]
Deborah Conway –  ‘Lying Next to You’ [AU]
Deborah Conway –  ‘It’s Not The Same Without You’ [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘Hey Babe’ [AU]
Michael Charles interview Pt 1
Michael Charles – ‘Another Time’ [AU]
Michael Charles interview Pt 2
Michael Charles – ‘After Midnight’ [AU]
Michael Charles interview Pt 3
Michael Charles – ‘A Long Way’ [AU]
Geoff Berner – ‘Come All Ye Bold Canadians’ [CA]
Al Tuck – ‘The Banks of Newfoundland’ [CA]
Michael Duguay – ‘July 4’ [CA]
Ron Leary – ‘The Hobo’s Grave’ [CA]
Do Re Mi – ‘Man Overboard’ (live) [AU]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120113-175941-to-20120113-193220.mp3

Featured video: Do Ri Mi – ‘Man Overboard’ (live ) [1985]

Stranded playlist 05 August 2011

August 6, 2011

The Go-Betweens – ‘Right Here’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘Streets Of Your Town’ [AU]
The Go-Betweens – ‘Lavender” [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Lighting Fires’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘Hot Water’ [AU]
Grant McLennan – ‘In Your Bright Day’ [AU]
Spiderbait – ‘Shazam’ [AU]
Nick Cave and Neko Case – ‘She’s Not There’ [AU/CA]
Adalita – ‘Hot Air’ [AU]
Fun Machine – ‘Ah Tee’ [AU]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Amber Jean’ [CA]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Are you ready for the country?’ [CA]
Neil Young and the International Harversters – ‘Grey Riders’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Wealthy Poet’ [CA]
Shed – ‘Helmet Song’ [CA]
Needles//Pins – ‘Drop It’ [CA]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20110805-180200-to-20110805-193500.mp3

Featured video: Grant McLennan – ‘Lighting Fires’ (1992)