Posts Tagged ‘Megan Nash’

Podcast #318

November 18, 2017

Featuring Casii Williams, Megan Nash, Feedtime and more

The Saints – ‘This Perfect Day’ [AU]
Radio Birdman – ‘Do The Pop’ [AU]
The Boys Next Door – ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’ [AU]
The Smith Street Band – ‘Birthdays’ [AU]
Neighbourhood Void – ‘All Strung Out’ [AU]
Casii Willilams – ‘How Can I’ [AU]
Amelia Curran – ‘Watershed’ [CA]
Neil Young and the Promise Of The Real – ‘Already Great’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘High Ticket Attractions’ [CA]
Surf Dads – ‘Up All Night’ [CA]
Megan Nash – ‘Bad Poetry’ [CA]
Ellen Froese – ‘I Wish I Had A Foot Long Cigarette’ [CA]
Feedtime – ‘Motorcycle Girl’ [CA]

We’re delighted to introduce listeners to Casii Williams and her track ‘How Can I’ on today’s show. Casii hails from a remote community along with other artists featured on the excellent MusicNT Desert Divas Vol II compilation. We also air a track from Melbourne rock legends The Smith Street Band and a track-a-piece from three acts who are short-listed for this year’s SaskMusic Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2017 – Surf Dads, Megan Nash and Ellen Froese.

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]

Stranded podcast #180

December 14, 2013

* Featuring Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’ *

The bush ballad ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is certainly the most famous of all Australian folk songs. It was first composed by poet Banjo Patterson in 1895 and set to music shortly thereafter.  From left field today you can hear a hilarious version titled ‘Politically Correct Waltzing Matilda’, performed by John Shortis and Moya Simpspn, which is what the song would sound like heavily edited by a couple of up-tight government employees!

I am just back from a brief trip to the province of Saskatchewan, where not only did I perform my own version of ‘Waltzing Matilda’ at a family gathering, but I also attended a house show by pianist and singer Jeffrey Straker, who is a native of the suburb of Cathedral in Regina. You can hear one of Jeffrey’s recent singles on the show today, as well as notable Saskatchewan artists Library Voices and Megan Nash and newcomer Kent Davies.

Featured video: Good For Grapes – ‘London Fog’ (2013)


Stranded podcast #124

August 25, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120824-181400-to-20120824-194000.mp3

* Featuring interviews with kirtan singer Karnamrita Dasi and Daniel Fazio of Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel *

I start the show this week with three more tracks from 1994 – this time electronica hits by Single Gun Theory, Itch-E and Scratch-E and Severed Heads.  ‘Dead Eyes Opened’ by pioneering electronic act Severed Heads is an infectious remix of the original track from 1984.   

Next up is a re-broadcast of my interview with singer Karnamarita Dasi who played Kirtan Vancouver 2012 this past weekend. I hosted a one hour special on bhakti yoga last week during which I had chance to chat on the phone with this extraordinary voice and passionate spokesperson for the contemporary bhakti movement in North America.  I know this is not Australian or Canadian music, but this enlightening interview is too fascinating not to play again.

And we welcome back to the show CiTR Radio Arts Report contributor Sara Lapsley, as she shares her interview with Daniel Fazio, who is one of the proprietors of the uber-hip Waldorf Hotel here in Vancouver.  Daniel speaks to Sara about the origins of the newly renovated and re-launched Waldorf and tells us about the Food Cart Festival that is being hosted in the Waldorf carpark on Sundays this summer.  

The show concludes on local note with tracks by Black Mountain and Brasstronaut.  MG

Single Gun Theory  – ‘Fall’ [AU]
Itch-E and Scratch-E – ‘Sweetness and Light’ [AU]
Severed Heads – ‘The Dead Eyes Opened’ remix [AU]
Toby – ‘Stay’ (live) [AU]
Megan Nash – ‘Coming In From The Cold’ [CA]
Karnamrita Dais – ‘Devaki’ [US]
Interview with Karnamrita Dasi Pt 1
Karnamrita Dasi – ‘Draupadi’ [US]
Interview with Karnamrita Dasi Pt 2
Karnamrita Dasi – ‘The Glories of Sri Radha’ [US]
Interview with Daniel Fazio from the Waldorf Hotel
Black Mountain – ‘Modern Music’ [CA]
Black Mountain – ‘Breathe’ [CA]
Brasstronaut – ‘Revelstoke Dam’ [CA]
Brasstronaut – ‘Falklands’ [CA]

Featured video:  Single Gun Theory – ‘Fall’ (1994)

Stranded podcast #123

August 18, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120817-180040-to-20120817-193800.mp3

* Featuring interviews with Perth-based roots musician Toby, and Sandra Leigh of Vancouver’s Give Peace A Chant *

I start off today’s show with a couple of tracks by Ghostwriters, the side project of Rob Hirst, drummer of Midnight Oil.   It’s well recognized that Hirst was the real creative powerhouse of the Oils, and his songwriting prowess is certainly on display with these two tracks from the ‘Someone’s Singing New York, New York’ CD single.  Next up are 6 tracks from 1994 which were all sourced from the JJJ Hottest 100 CD of that year.  Again, thanks to my ‘secret admirer’ for gifting me that CD, along with the stack of Australian music CD’s that were left anonymously at the CiTR station…

Sandra Leigh is the long-term organizer and main voice behind the sublime ‘Give Peace A Chant‘ bi-weekly kirtan held here in Vancouver since 2001.  Sandra speaks on the phone today about the origins of ‘Give Peace A Chant’, what devotional singing means for her, and the benefit she feels that bhakti yoga can provide for humanity.  This is in anticipation of her performance at Kirtan Vancouver 2012 being held this weekend at 2nd Beach.  CiTR is hosting the live broadcast of this event.

Also on today’s show is an interview with Perth, WA-based roots singer/songwriter Toby.  Toby is returning to the Great White North for her 11th tour.  That is remarkable!  Today she speaks on the phone from Alcatraz prison where she was talking through as a tourist on a rare day off from the road.  Toby is playing at the vegetarian eatery and live venue Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver on 24 Aug.  And we finish up the show with a track by Saskatchewan native Megan Nash.

Enjoy!

Ghostwriters – ‘Someone’s singing New York, New York’ [AU]
Ghostwriters – ‘It doesn’t take a house to fall on me’ [AU]
Rebecca’s Empire – ‘Atomic Electric’ [AU]
Underground Lovers – ‘Losin’ It’ [AU]
Falling Joys – ‘Amen’ (remixed) [AU]
You Am I – ‘Berlin Chair’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Daddy Longlegs’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – ‘The Way I Made You Feel’ [AU]
Interview with Sandra Leigh
Shantih Paath (Universal Prayer for Peace)
Toby – ‘Don’t Go’ [AU]
Interview with Toby, Part 1
Toby – ‘Stay’ [AU]Interview with Toby, Part 2
Megan Nash – ‘Tough Love’ [CA]

Featured video – Toby – ‘Stay’ (live) [2009]