Posts Tagged ‘Rootsystem’

Stranded podcast #109

April 28, 2012

* Featuring an interview with Edmontonian singer-songwriter Eamon McGrath and a tribute to the late Todd Simko. RIP *

I recently caught up with old friend Eamon McGrath over the phone as he was strolling down Whyte Avenue in his home town of Edmonton, AB.  You can enjoy this three part interview and hear tracks from all three of Eamon’s White Wale Records releases, includes the brand new ‘Young Canadians’ which is already standing out as one of the most accomplished releases of the year for Canadian singer-songwriters.  The ever-prolific McGrath is a passionate spokesman for the punk rock spirit both on and off the stage and our chat reveals a tunesmith with a reverence for a musical tradition that embodies integrity and truth and DIY regardless the genre.  Eamon McGrath performs at the Media Club in Vancouver on May 2

This week also marks the tragic passing of Vancouver guitarist and producer Todd Simko.  Simko’s death has led to an outpouring of heartfelt reflections and support for his family.  Todd’s talent and sincere presence affected hearts throughout the Vancouver music community and around the world.  This show features music from Todd Simko’s band Pure and two of the acts that benefited from his production and guidance.  MG

Pure – ‘Blast’ [CA]
Pure – ‘Lemonade’ [CA]
Vancouver Nights – ‘Two Spirited’ [CA]
Rootsystem – ‘I Hope You’re Smiling’ [CA]
The Jezebels – ‘Trycolour’ [AU]
The Jezebels – ‘Hurt Me'[AU]
The Jezebels – ‘Disco Buscuit Love’ [AU]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Big River’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘File Under Fire’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Last Man Standing’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath interview, Pt 1
SNFU – ‘Big Thumbs’ [CA]
The Smalls – ‘Never Be Ready’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Before you got so sad’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath interview, Pt 2
Eamon McGrath – ‘Cold Alberta Nights’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Eternal Adolesence’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath interview, Pt 3
Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ [CA]
Eamon McGrath – ‘Sasktatoon, Sk’ [CA]

Featured video: Eamon McGrath – ‘Young Canadians’ (2011)

Stranded playlist 16 September 2011

September 17, 2011

* Featuring Part 1 of the show’s three part special on The Church, and Sara Lapsley’s telephone interview with Steve Kilbey*

Synthcake – ‘Musicophilia’ [CA]
Kellarrisa – ‘Passages’ [CA]
Kathryn Calder – ‘Slip Away’ [CA]
Rootsystem – ‘These Days’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Farfetched’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Pangea’ [AU]
The Church – ‘Lousiana’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 1
Steve Kilbey – Song of Solomon’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 2
David Neil, Steve Kilbey & Ricky Maymi – ‘Looking For Myself’ [AU]
David Neil, Steve Kilbey & Ricky Maymi – ‘Hollywood Ending’ [AU]
Interview with Steve Kilbey Pt 3
The Church – ‘Day 5’ [AU]

Featured video:  The Church – ‘Pangea’ (live) [2011]

Stranded playlist 21 March 2011

March 21, 2011

Johnny Casino and the Secrets – ‘Cowboys and Indians’ [AU]
The Pink Fits – ‘I’m On The Red’ [AU]
The Dunhill Blues – ‘Walking The Dog’ [AU]
Rootsystem – ‘Revolution’ [CA/AU]
Jonno Zilber – ‘Reso’ [AU]
Shed – ‘The Helmet Song’ [CA]
The Jezabels – ‘Mace Spray’ [AU]
The City Streets – ‘Outside of a Lover’ [CA]
The City Streets – ‘St Avarice’ [CA]
Bruce Cockburn – ‘Grim Travelers’ [CA]
Bruce Cockburn – ‘If I Had A Rocket Launcher’ [CA]
Bruce Cockburn – ‘The Iris of the World’ [CA]

Featured video: The Jezabels – ‘Mace Spray’ (2010)

Stranded playlist 14 March 2011

March 14, 2011

Painters and Dockers – ‘Die Yuppie Die’ [AU]
Regurgitator – ‘Fat Cop’ [AU]
Groover Von Kruger – ‘Nazi On A Bike’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Roads That Run’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Mace Spray’ [AU]
Sampology – ‘Transatlantic Skankin’ Remix’ [AU]
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘The Ghetto Birdz’ [CA]
Joey Only Outlaw Band – ‘Greyhound Guitar Man’ [CA]
Rootsystem – ‘Revolution’ [AU/CA]
Rootsystem – ‘These Days’ [AU/CA]
Warless – ‘Island Girls’ [CA]

Featured video: Painters and Dockers – ‘Die Yuppie Die’ (1988)

Stranded playlist 21 feb 2011

February 21, 2011

*Featuring live telephone interview with Australian, Chicago-based, blues guitarist Michael Charles, in anticipation of his 25 Feb date in Vancouver*

Neil Young – ‘Hitch hiker’ [CA]
The Provincial Archive – ‘Weight and Sea’ [CA]
The British Columbians – ‘Broke and Busted’ (live) [CA]
John Butler Trio – ‘Betterman’ [AU]
Rootsystem – ‘I Hope Your Smiling’ [CA/AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Turns To Stone’ [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘Hey babe’ [AU]
Michael Charles – ‘Another Time [AU]
AC/DC – ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ [AU]
Live telephone interview with Michael Charles
Michael Charles – ‘Lonely Stranger’ [AU]
Beasts Of Bourbon – ‘Drop-Out’ [AU]

Featured video: Michael Charles – ‘Long Way To Go’ (live) [2006]