Posts Tagged ‘The Enigmas’

Podcast #312

October 7, 2017

Featuring The Dishrags, The Plodes, No Sister and more

Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [CA]
The Dishrags – ‘Past Is Past’ [CA]
The Enigmas – Windshield Wiper’ [CA]
Roo – ‘Selkie’ [AU]
No Sister – ‘Romantic Notion’ [AU]
Juliette Seizure & the Tremor-Dolls – ‘Wasted On You’ [AU]
Moths and Locusts – ‘Strange Space’ [CA]
Julie and the Wrong Guys – ‘You Wanted What I Wanted’ [CA]
Chad Van Gaalen – ‘Old Heads’ [CA]
KMVD – ‘Build Something Else’ [CA]
The Plodes – ‘Denny’s Steak Dinner’ [CA]
Uptights – ‘Edge Of The Earth’ [CA]
Peter Foldy – ‘Face the Music’ [CA]
The River Jordon- ‘No Future No Past’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Hawaii’ [CA]

This week we bring you three more tracks from the George Straight’s ‘highly subjective list of the 50 best-ever songs to spring from Vancouver‘ – a track apiece from punk-era legends Pointed Sticks, The Dishrags and The Enigmas. We introduce Brisbane band Roo and Nanaimo, BC-based space rock outfit Moths and Locusts and debut new tracks from Julie Doiron and past Stranded-interviewees The River Jordon and Peter Foldy!

Stranded podcast #229

December 30, 2014

* Interview with Alea Rae and Nicholas from The Good In Everyone *

Today we revisit the proto-grunge sounds of Australia’s Cosmic Psychos, featuring the fuzz-bass and vocal growl of farmer and bulldozer driver Ross Knight. The fascinating and unlikely story of the band’s adventures overseas has been documented in the film ‘Blokes You Can Trust’ [2014].

Today is our xmas special and we air a handful of Christmas-themed songs, including a super-cool track by Vancouver’s Paul Leahy (of the band Polly) called ‘Rumble on Christmas Eve Night‘.

And in the last half hour of the show we catch up once again with Alea Rae and her band, as well as Nicholas from indie-pop band The Good In Everyone. Our returning guests reflect on the year in music, especially in regard to the Vancouver scene.

Featured video: Cosmic Psychos – ‘Custom Credit’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #184

January 25, 2014

* Featuring an interview with Vancouver-based poet Jennifer Zilm *

The Enigmas are a Vancouver institution – a post-punk band from the 80s who existed for a short period of time, recording two albums and leaving behind an adoring local fan base.  Many of those fans (and at least one new one in yours truly) were treated to a seemingly one-off reunion show at the Wise Hall in Vancouver a couple of weeks ago.  Front man Paul McKenzie, was in astonishing form the whole show, which included him playing sax and riding his motor bike onto the stage for the final song!

Local poet Jennifer Zilm has just released a chap book titled ‘The Whole and Broken Yellows: Van Gogh Poems and Others’.  She will be launching the book next Tuesday night at the Cottage Bistro on Main Street.  Today Jennifer visits the CiTR studios to read from her collection and speak about how she was inspired to write many of these poems after discovering the voluminous collection of letters that the great Van Gogh wrote to friends and family.

Featured video:  The Enigmas – ‘Teenage Barnacle’ (1983)

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Stranded podcast #161

July 20, 2013

http://www.mixcloud.com/ozstrandedradio/ozstranded-podcast-161/

* 2013 Vancouver Folk Festival special featuring interviews with legendary blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen and Tinpan Orange from Melbourne, Victoria *

CJ of Discorder Radio took the time this week to interview members of Tinpan Orange, from Melbourne, Victoria, who are playing the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend.  You can hear his spirited and finely-edited piece at the top of the show.  Thanks CJ for your wonderful contribution!

Legendary blues singer, Dalannah Gail Bowen is a also performing at this weekend’s festival.   Today she phones through to re-visit some of the moments of her extraordinary life story, including her days in the mid-60s Winnipeg scene that included the youthful Neil Young and Randy Bachman.  Dalannah’s commitment to social justice activism is also well documented and today she speaks specifically about her involvement in the recent fight to keep the Rainer Hotel open.

And we welcome CiTR Radio Board Chairperson Janis McKenzie into the studio to help wrap up the show.  Janis has lots to say about her decades-long commitment to this amazing radio station and she shares some fabulous local Vancouver music from past and present.  Come back soon Janis!

Tinpan Orange – ‘Like Snow’  [AU]
Interview with Tinpan Orange
Dalannah Gail Bowen – ‘Them Menz’ [CA]
Interview with Dalannah Gail Bowen Pt 1
Expedition To Earth – ‘Expedition To Earth’ [CA]
Expedition To Earth  – ‘Time Time Time’ [CA]
Interview with Dalannah Gail Bowen Pt 2
Dalannah Gail Bowen – ‘The Spirit Within’ [CA]
Interview with Dalannah Gail Bowen Pt 3
Dalannah Gail Bowen – ‘Just For Today’ [CA]
cub – ‘Cast A Shadow’ [CA]
The Enigmas – ‘Strangely Wild’ [CA]
Polly – ‘It’s A Glam Glitter World’ [CA]
Polly – ‘Put A Little English On It’ [CA]

Featured video: Dalannah Gail Bowen – ‘Mamma’s Got The Blues’ (live) [2010]