Posts Tagged ‘Pick A Piper’

Stranded podcast #187

February 15, 2014

* Happy Valentines Day! *

Marty Willson-Piper was one half of the superb dual guitar attack of legendary band The Church, from 1980 until just last year, before the shock announcement that he was being replaced by ex-Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug, for the recording of The Church’s next LP. I discovered Marty’s 1988 solo release at a second hand shop in Victoria, BC recently. Today you can hear two lush tracks from this album, as well as a sampling from two of Marty’s other collaborations – Noctorum and MOAT. And don’t forget, you can dig deep at the website of Marty’s impressive In Deep Music Archive.

Our Valentine’s Day pick for today is the sublime and tender power-pop hit ‘Alone With You’ by The Sunnyboys.  The Sunnyboys sprang from nowhere to national prominence in Australian in 1981 with this single and subsequent album.  Tragically though, frontman and songwriter Jeremy Oxley was afflicted by schizophrenia, and the band derailed due to his erratic behaviour and substance use.  Amazingly though, they reformed for last year’s Dig It Up Festival hosted by The Hoodoo Gurus and all reports indicate Jeremy and the band were in blistering form.  Maybe there is time for them to reclaim their rightful place alongside the nation’s other great rock bands.

Featured video: The Sunnyboys – ‘Alone With You’ [1981]

Stranded podcast #157

June 22, 2013

* Featuring special guest singer-songwriter Jamison Troy LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Nardwuar the Human Serviette recently gifted me with a copy of the debut 7″ of Vancouver garage rock legends The Smugglers, straight from his personal archive!  You can hear both sides of the record at the start of today’s show.  Next up are tracks from the three artists who are playing the Mint Records showcase at this weekend’s Sled Island Festival in Calgary (which by now unfortunately is washed out due to the epic floods…)

The remainder of the show is devoted to bands from the province of Saskatchewan.  Rah Rah and Library Voices are two of Regina’s finest bands. And Regina native Jamison Troy joins us live in the  CiTR studio!  Jamison has three recordings to his name, is very active in in the local Vancouver scene where he is presently based.  Jamison shares two brand new tracks today, as well as his single ‘I’ve Hurt People’, and speaks of his recent cross-Canada jaunt. We finish up the show with two of Jamison Troy’s recommended artists, and the cover of ‘Cortez the Killer’ by The Church, from their Box of Birds album.

The Smugglers – ‘Up And Down’ [CA]
The Smugglers – ‘Kim Pandora v Nardwuar’ [CA]
The Smugglers – ‘Seattle Bound’ [CA]
Renny Wilson – ‘Could’ve It Been Me?’ [CA]
Pick A Piper – ‘Cinders And Dust’ [CA]
Jay Arner – ‘Midnight On South Granville’ [CA]
Rah Rah – ‘The Poet’s Dead’ [CA]
Library Voices – ‘Traveller’s Digest’ (remix) [CA]
Jamison Troy – ‘Wake Me When I’ll See You Again part 1’ [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 1
Jamison Troy – ‘No Money To My Name’ (live) [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 2
Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ (live) [CA]
Interview with Jamison Troy Pt 3
Jamison Troy – ‘Where You Go’ (live) [CA]
Fisticuffs – ‘Would You’ [CA]
Zachary Lucky – ‘Saskatchewan’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Cortez The Killer’ [AU]

Featured video: Jamison Troy – ‘I’ve Hurt People’ (2013)

Stranded podcast #149

April 27, 2013

* Featuring an exclusive interview with legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly *

Christina Amphlett, the vivacious and soulful lead singer of the Divynals, sadly passed away this week in New York city where she had been bravely battling both breast cancer and MS. Christina will be forever immortalized as a true role model for female performers who fearlessly bare their sexuality and vulnerability, while taking a no-holds-bar approach to performance in an industry dominated by the masculine.  RIP Chrissie.

Another legendary Australian musical icon is featured today – the prolific singer-songwriter Paul Kelly.  Paul is currently touring his most recent LP ‘Spring and Fall’, which is a thoughtful acoustic song-cycle that tells the story of a love relationship as it ebbs and flows with the seasons.  I had the remarkable fortune to interview Paul in Seattle earlier this year.  Today you can hear that interview in full, in anticipation of Paul’s upcoming Wednesday night show in Vancouver at the Rio on Broadway.

The Divynals – ‘Pleasure and Pain’ [AU]
The Divynals – ‘Back To The Wall’ [AU]
The Divynals – ‘Boys In Town’ [AU]
The Divynals -‘Science Fiction’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘From St Kilda To Kings Cross’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘Dumb Things’ [AU]
Paul Kelly- ‘When I First Met Your Ma’ [AU]
Paul Kelly – ‘When a Woman Love a Man’ [AU]
Interview with Paul Kelly Pt 1
Paul Kelly -‘Cold As Canada’ [AU]
Interview with Paul Kelly Pt 2
Paul Kelly – ‘Little Aches and Pains’ [AU]
Hayden – ‘Motel’ [CA]
Pick A Piper -‘Lucid In Fjords’ [CA]
Christ vs Krishna – ‘Teezer’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘I’ve Been Since I’ve Been’ [CA]
OK Vancouver OK – ‘Pit House Tree House’ [CA]

Featured video – Paul Kelly – ‘Cold As Canada” (live) [2013]