Posts Tagged ‘Sara Lapsley’

Stranded podcast #126

September 15, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120914-180706-to-20120914-193242.mp3

* Featuring an interview with Geoff Berner about Vancouver’s 5th annual Accordion Noir Festival and Sara Lapsley interviews Pete and Donal from glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  The 3rd and final part of the interview will be broadcast next week *

This week I finally had the chance to interview one of the Canadian musicians that I most admire – the ever-provocative and wildly entertaining Geoff Berner. Geoff’s most recent release ‘Victory Party’ (Mint Records), reveals the song-writing smarts of a real folk music boundary-pusher.  And I highly recommend his ‘Live In Oslo’ release from 2006 which records a memorable evening of Berner’s trade-mark accordion-filled mayhem and biting social commentary.  Today on the show you can hear Geoff speak about the Accordion Noir Festival, a now yearly event, which is taking place in Vancouver from Thursday through to Sunday this week.

And we have an extra-special gift on the show today as Sara Lapsley interviews Donal and Pete from Vancouver glam/punk band Flash Bastard.  Charismatic front man Donal Finn reveals some comical episodes on the road with Motley Crue and Scorpions back in the day when the band were signed to Nikki Sixx’s Americoma label.  Stay tuned next week for Part 3 of the interview!

On today’s show you will also get a chance to hear a few tracks from much lauded Calgary art-rock band Women, who are sadly no longer with us following the untimely death of Chris Reimer.  And right at the top of the show are three tracks from Australia’s 70s blues-boogie hard-rock era.  Enjoy!  MG

Buffalo – ‘Lucky’
Wendy Saddington – ‘Backlash Blues’ [AU]
Rose Tattoo – ‘Bad Boy For Love’ [AU]
Women – ‘Lawn Care’ [CA]
Women – ‘Black Rain’ [CA]
Women – ‘January 8th’ [CA]
Flash Bastard – ‘Rock n Roll Must Be Destroyed’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 1
Flash Bastard – ‘C’mon’ [CA]
Interview with Flash Bastard Pt 2
Flash Bastard – ‘Psycho’ [CA]
Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 1
Geoff Berner – ‘Victory Party’ [CA]
Interview with Geoff Berner Pt 2
Geoff Berner – ‘That’s what keeps the rent down baby’ (live) [CA]

Featured video: Geoff Berner – ‘Whiskey Rabbi’ (2005)

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 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*

http://thetimebeing.com/

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]

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20110916-180251-to-20110916-193433.mp3

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