Posts Tagged ‘Hoodoo Gurus’

Podcast #322

January 20, 2018

Featuring The Victims, Chris-a-riffic, Camp Cope and more

Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Be My Guru’ [AU]
Hard-Ons – ‘Bye Bye Girl’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Television Addict’ [AU]
The Victims – ‘Charlie’ [AU]
Camp Cope – ‘The Opener’ [AU]
Jen Cloher – ‘Lost Myself’ [AU]
Chris-a-riffic – ‘Memorial Cup’ [CA]
The Courtneys – ‘Silver Velvet’ [CA]
storc- ‘Said It All’ [CA]
Perpetuals – ‘I’ [CA]
Pill Crusher – ‘Vaccine’ [CA]
Yellow Jacket Avenger – ‘No Chorus Here’ [CA]
Blessed – ‘Body’ [CA]

Two-thirds of The Victims, originally from Perth, WA, reformed recently, and recruited Hard-Ons bassist Ray Ahn, for a series of very well received shows in Australia. This precipitated a recording session, including the track ‘Charlie’, which was written by drummer James Baker, way back in the 70’s, about the late Charles Manson.  We air that short punchy track at the top of the show, along with The Victims classic 1978 single ‘Television Addict’.

I’m overjoyed to air a track from the long-awaited full-length from Chris Ashler’s Chris-a-riffic project, titled Post Season! Chris is a much-loved Vancouver-based piano teacher and host of CiTR’s long running Parts Unknown show. I’m grateful for Chris’ friendship and encouragement over the years and look forward to airing more tracks from the album in upcoming shows.

Podcast #308

September 9, 2017

Featuring an interview with Oh Susanna 

Ron Sexsmith – ‘Speaking With The Angel’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Hard Bargain’ [CA]
Ron Sexsmith – ‘Worried Song’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Tickets On The Weekend’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 1
Oh Susanna – ‘Greyhound Bus’ (live) [CA]
Oh Susanna – Interview Pt 2
Oh Susanna – ‘Shame’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘My Old Vancouver’ [CA]
Boat Show – ‘The Big Smoke’ [AU]
Bench Press – ‘Burning Up’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Body Goals’ [AU]
Hoodoo Gurus – ‘Brainscan’ [AU]

Outstanding Canadian artist, Oh Susanna, hosted the songwriting workshop at this year’s Arts Wells Festival. I caught up with Oh Susanna after her performance with a crack band of her friends from Toronto. You can hear that two part interview on the show this week, as well as tracks spanning from Oh Susanna’s debut EP to her current record ‘A Girl In Teen City’, a concept album based on her remembrances of Vancouver in the 1980s.  We also introduce listeners to the masterful Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith, who has been active as a solo artist since the mid-80s. You can hear ‘Worried Song’ from Ron Sexsmith’s latest record The Last Rider, as well as two early singles at the top of the show.

Stranded podcast #262

August 29, 2015
  • Featuring an interview with indie-folk act Ocean Leaves *

This is another week where our special guest has a connection to both Australia and Canada.  Timothy Poitras is a Canadian national who married an Australian and settled in the Blue Mountains region in NSW.  Listeners may recall we interviewed Timothy in 2013 when he had released his first EP under the name Ocean Leaves.  Timothy has since relocated to Brisbane, where he has fleshed out the Ocean Leaves sound with a full band, and together they have recorded the ‘Winter Heart’ EP.  According to the band’s press release ‘the first single, Yellowknife, is a lush, spooky ballad about longing and the darkness it can create inside you.’  You can hear that impressive track on the show today as well as Timothy speaking enthusiastically about this new collaborative phase of his musical life.

Featured video: Ocean Leaves – ‘Skin’ (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #261

August 28, 2015
  • Featuring a phone interview with alt/country duo The W Lovers *

Today on the show we feature a phone interview with an alt/country duo from Seattle, WA who feature a Kiwi in their ranks! The W Lovers one half Fleur Wood (who we know previously from a previous interview as Fleur Jack), and her partner Wesley Wood. Fluer and Wesley had a chance meeting at a Seattle music store when Fleur was her first solo tour of the US. Sparks flew and Fleur and Wesley began dating and eventually writing songs in the Americana genre. Their musical partnership, The W Lovers, has solidified quickly and this dynamic pairing have already played over 100 shows together in just one year. Tune in to hear Fleur and Wesley speak about their remarkable first meeting and what it’s like to be in a productive songwriting partnership with a significant other.

Featured video: The W Lovers – ‘The Middle Of Nowhere (live) [2014]

Stranded podcast #243

April 11, 2015

* Featuring Orit Shimoni LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Orit Shimoni is our very special guest in the studio today. Orit is a well-travelled singer-songwriter who we have invited to perform at the very next ‘Stranded Sunday Session’ at the Railway Club in Vancouver on April 12. Orit, who hails originally from Jerusalem, has been touring and recording consistently for 7 years. Today Orit speaks of how the determination to pursue the uncertain life of a full-time solo artist is drawn from her ‘pure love of song’. And we are gifted with four lyrically-rich live acoustic tracks in the studio.

Featured video: Orit Shimoni – ‘Delicate Times (live) [2014]