Posts Tagged ‘Tumbleweed’

Stranded podcast #222

October 31, 2014

* Halloween 2014 *

Happy Halloween 2014! We start the show with a handful of older Australian songs that have a loose Halloween theme – firstly three songs with ‘blood’ in the title, followed by three songs with ghost in the title! The remainder of the show features brand new Canadian music, including tracks from Jordan Klassen, Angie Inglis and more.

Featured video: Gerling – ‘Ghost Patrol’ [1999]

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]

Stranded podcast #188

March 2, 2014

* Fundrive 2014 *

Thanks to everyone who phoned through and donated to the 2014 CiTR Radio Fundrive! Graham won two tickets to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in Vancouver this coming June, Val won the New Zealand poetry book and Kate walked away with a neat CD pack!

CiTR Radio highly values the support of listeners and you can still make a donation online right here – http://www.citr.ca/index.php/fundrive…

Featured video: Australian Crawl – ‘Errol’ [1981]

Stranded podcast #123

August 18, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120817-180040-to-20120817-193800.mp3

* Featuring interviews with Perth-based roots musician Toby, and Sandra Leigh of Vancouver’s Give Peace A Chant *

I start off today’s show with a couple of tracks by Ghostwriters, the side project of Rob Hirst, drummer of Midnight Oil.   It’s well recognized that Hirst was the real creative powerhouse of the Oils, and his songwriting prowess is certainly on display with these two tracks from the ‘Someone’s Singing New York, New York’ CD single.  Next up are 6 tracks from 1994 which were all sourced from the JJJ Hottest 100 CD of that year.  Again, thanks to my ‘secret admirer’ for gifting me that CD, along with the stack of Australian music CD’s that were left anonymously at the CiTR station…

Sandra Leigh is the long-term organizer and main voice behind the sublime ‘Give Peace A Chant‘ bi-weekly kirtan held here in Vancouver since 2001.  Sandra speaks on the phone today about the origins of ‘Give Peace A Chant’, what devotional singing means for her, and the benefit she feels that bhakti yoga can provide for humanity.  This is in anticipation of her performance at Kirtan Vancouver 2012 being held this weekend at 2nd Beach.  CiTR is hosting the live broadcast of this event.

Also on today’s show is an interview with Perth, WA-based roots singer/songwriter Toby.  Toby is returning to the Great White North for her 11th tour.  That is remarkable!  Today she speaks on the phone from Alcatraz prison where she was talking through as a tourist on a rare day off from the road.  Toby is playing at the vegetarian eatery and live venue Cafe Deux Soleils in Vancouver on 24 Aug.  And we finish up the show with a track by Saskatchewan native Megan Nash.

Enjoy!

Ghostwriters – ‘Someone’s singing New York, New York’ [AU]
Ghostwriters – ‘It doesn’t take a house to fall on me’ [AU]
Rebecca’s Empire – ‘Atomic Electric’ [AU]
Underground Lovers – ‘Losin’ It’ [AU]
Falling Joys – ‘Amen’ (remixed) [AU]
You Am I – ‘Berlin Chair’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Daddy Longlegs’ [AU]
Ed Kuepper – ‘The Way I Made You Feel’ [AU]
Interview with Sandra Leigh
Shantih Paath (Universal Prayer for Peace)
Toby – ‘Don’t Go’ [AU]
Interview with Toby, Part 1
Toby – ‘Stay’ [AU]Interview with Toby, Part 2
Megan Nash – ‘Tough Love’ [CA]

Featured video – Toby – ‘Stay’ (live) [2009]

Stranded podcast #120

July 28, 2012

http://playlist.citr.ca/podcasting/audio/20120727-175930-to-20120727-193526.mp3

* Featuring the classic ‘Weedseed’ 7″ from Woollongong stoner legends Tumbleweed *

Last weekend during the Khatsalano Fest in Kits, I strolled into Zulu Records and stumbled across a copy of the classic ‘Weedseed‘ 7″ by Tumbleweed!  What an amazing find.  It’s a beautiful 2 x orange vinyl with a photo pasted inside and cool artwork by Lenny.  Tumbleweed was the first live band I ever saw in Canberra and I always kept up with what they were doing on record.  It’s exciting to hear they have re-formed and are recording again as well.  I wonder if they’ll ever make it to North America…? Today on the show I couldn’t help but play the whole EP in it’s entirety, going right back to 1992.  For many listeners, this may be an introduction to a this classic ‘stoner’ band from Woollongong.  I’m sure you’ll be hungry for more!

Also on today’s show I feature a couple of Australian bands that are gaining attention from listeners in the US – Twerps and Royal Headache.  Both of these bands have been added to many college station playlists in the past few weeks.  Exciting stuff.  I play a track from the debut album by Australian indie rockers The Valery Trails and finish up with some local tracks by prominent folkies Geoff Berner and Buckman Coe.  MG

Tumbleweed – ‘Fish Out Of Water’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – The Sky Is High’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Fritz’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Come & Get It’ [AU]
Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ [AU]
Lower Plenty – ‘Nullarbor’ [AU]
Emma Russack – ‘Tonight’ [AU]
The Dirty Three – ‘Rising Below’ [AU]
Twerps – ‘Who Are You?’ [AU]
Royal Headache – ‘Never Again’ [AU]
Tim Rogers – ‘Go On Out, Get Home’ [AU]
The Valery Trails – ‘On The Perfume River’ [AU]
Peter Black – ‘Looking For The Devil In Every Detail’ [AU]
Geoff Berner and the Associates – ‘Light Enough to Travel (live)’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Not So Far Fetched’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Leaving Samskara’ [CA]

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Rainbow Waterwillow’ (live) [2009]