Posts Tagged ‘Oh Susanna’

Podcast #310

September 24, 2017

Featuring tracks from Jen Cloher, Sam Tudor, The Judys and more

The Easybeats – ‘Wedding Ring’ [AU]
The Missing Links – ‘You’re Driving Me Insane’ [AU]
The Purple Hearts – ‘Just A Little Bit’ [AU]
Cosmic Psychos – ‘Better In The Shed’ [AU]
Vacant Valley – ‘Microflarn’ [NZ]
Jen Cloher – ‘Forgot Myself’ [AU]
Destroyer – ‘Tinseltown Swimming In Blood’ [CA]
Woolworm – ‘Deserve To Die’ [CA]
Oh Susanna – ‘Walked All The Way Home’ [CA]
Only A Visitor – ‘Visiting Light’ [CA]
Sam Tudor – ‘New Apartment’ [CA]
Le Plaisir – ‘Childblaims’ [CA]
The Judys – ‘Kiss My Ass’ [CA]

We kick off the show with three tracks listed on the most excellent online article ‘The History Of Australian Punk in 30 Tracks’. The list is chronological so we begin with 60s tracks from the legendary Easybeats, The Missing Links and the Purple Hearts before following in the coming weeks with the 70s and onwards. The Cosmic Psychos are back! We air new single ‘Better In The Shed’ (language warning), as well as lots of top quality new tracks from Jen Cloher, Destroyer, Sam Tudor and more.

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 #257

July 25, 2015

* The Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra live in the CiTR studio *

Today on the show we are joined by six members of a Vancouver institution – the highly original and remarkable band known as The Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra! On a fateful day in 2002 ‘Mr Fireman’ decided to create a horn from a stick of elderberry wood. He was impressed with how the horn played and this inspired him to form a band which was to be composed of local enthusiasts playing a selection of his home-made instruments.  Tossed into the mix of the band’s package is sharp social commentary in the lyrics of the band’s joyfully played and harmonized tunes.  Local Vancouverites can regularly experience the thrills of a live Legion Of Flying Monkeys show and the band has even travelled as far as Spain to spread the word.  Mr Fire Man and friends play four of their tunes live in the studio today!

Featured video: The Legion Of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra – ‘Zombies’ [2014]

 

 

Stranded podcast #254

July 4, 2015

* First show in the brand new CiTR studio *

Today marks the very first show in the brand new CiTR Radio studio!  I was skeptical at first but I can firmly say the new building is fantastically ultra modern, spacious and certainly conducive to hosting live acts on air.  That said, I had some teething problems getting my head around the new system so apologies if the podcast contains some technical mishaps.  Another wild card was a fire alarm going off requiring me to put on a CD and vacate the building!  It’s certainly a show I’ll remember…

Featured video: Sun God Replica – ‘Werewolves In Love’ [2014]

 

Stranded podcast #223

November 14, 2014

* Featuring the music of roots legend Oh Susanna *

Today we visit the music of Canadian roots legend Oh Susanna.  Suzanne Ungerleider adopted the stage name Oh Susanna shortly before the release of her debut EP in 1995.  Her career really took off after relocating from Vancouver to Toronto, and she is now renowned the world over for her stunning vocals and her evocative alternative country songs and murder ballads.  You are can hear tracks from three of her early albums on the show today, including the moving, juno-winning single, ‘River Blue’.

Featured video: Oh Susanna – ‘River Blue’ [2001]