Posts Tagged ‘Wiser Fool’

Stranded podcast #191

March 22, 2014

* Leonard Pennifold LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Leonard Pennifold is our extra-special live studio guest on today’s show!  Leonard is a highly creative and spirited singer-songwriter who has travelled extensively throughout Canada, and has lived for a lime in the UK, where he absorbed some of the excitement of the British blues boom.  Leonard’s passion and unique lyrical style are on display as he plays a number of unreleased tunes for us today.  His debut album ‘Money Scar’ is currently available at Zulu and Redcat Records in Vancouver.

Featured video: Leonard Pennifold – ‘Folk Swinger Millionaire’ (live) [2012]

Stranded podcast #150

May 4, 2013

* Featuring an interview with Myriam Steinberg, artistic director of the In The House Festival *

Vancouver music lovers have been gifted, this coming Saturday, with a free outdoor homecoming concert by The New Pornographers!  This Vancouver super group, featuring the world-class songwriting talents of Carl Newman (Superconductor, Zumpano) and Dan Bejar (Destroyer), has recorded five albums of effervescent power-pop, as well as giving birth to numerous solo efforts from the band’s other key singing voices Kathryn Calder and Neko Case.  Today on the show you can hear a selection of tunes by the band, recorded between 2000 and 2010.

This year, the In The House Festival is celebrating 10 years of opening the homes of local residents, to host an array of outstanding musical, comedic and theatrical talent.  Festival director Myriam Steinberg phones through today to chat about the origins of this unique and amazing community-building festival and to encourage listeners to attend the 10-year anniversary gala and fundraiser, which is being held next Thursday night at Famee Furlane Hall, 2605 E.Pender St, Vancouver.

The yearly DOXA documentary film festival is being held this weekend in Vancouver.  In the second half of the show today I review local production ‘East Hastings Pharmacy’ , directed by Antoine Bourges, which is being shown on Sunday at 2pm. MG

The New Pornographers – ‘Letter From an Occupant’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘To Wild Homes’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘The Laws Have Changed’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘It’s Only Divine Right’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Twin Cinema’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Jackie, Dressed In Cobras’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Crash Years’ [CA]
The New Pornographers – ‘Silver Jenny Dollar’ [CA]
Interview with Myriam Steinberg
Fine Times – ‘Bright Lights’ [CA]
Wiser Fool – ‘Like Lightning From Heaven’ [CA]
Review of the DOXA documentary ‘East Hastings Pharmacy’
Young Galaxy – ‘Pretty Boy’ [CA]
Shotgun Jimmie – ‘Skype Date’ [CA]
Buckman Coe – ‘Love For All Living Things’ [CA]
The Boom Booms – ‘Caroline’ [CA]

Featured video – The New Pornographers – ‘The Laws Have Changed’ (live in Sydney) [2008]

Stranded podcast #148

April 20, 2013

* Featuring interviews with music publisher Steve Thompson and Hip-Hop artist Miss Ekko 1 *

The world of music has changed considerably since the early 2000s. No longer does it make sense for independent artists to wait expectantly for a major label to scoop them up and transform their lives.  Rather, it is crucial for independent artists to utilize the great tools available on the world wide web, and to build a trustworthy support team.  Today on the show, music publisher Steve Thompson educates us about the importance of artists attending to the administrative side of their music so that they can benefit from revenue streams that come from registration with SOCAN.

Hip-Hop artist Miss Ekko 1 phones through as well to give her opinion on having a music publisher as a component of an independent artist’s team. Miss Ekko 1 is not only passionate about her art, but also for supporting her peers in a myriad of ways, including educating them about their rights.

And we wrap up the show with tracks from three of our favorite local artists, including Jeff Johnson’s longstanding project OK Vancouver OK, who are releasing their ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ LP this weekend!

Midnight Oil – ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Jimmy Sharman’s Boxers [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Earth Sun and Moon’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Outbreak of Love’ [AU]
Yolanda Be Cool Feat. Gurrumul – “A Baru In New York’ [AU]
Interview with music publisher Steve Thompson
Interview with Miss Ekko 1 Part 1
Miss Ekko 1- ‘My People’
Interview with Miss Ekko 1 Part 2
Miss Ekko 1 – ‘Hold Up’
Wiser Fool – ‘What’s Been Said’ [CA]
Kill Matilda – ‘Fault Lines’ [CA]
Ok Vancouver Ok – ‘Food, Shelter, Water’ [CA]

Featured video – ‘What’s Our Memory For?’ [2013]


Stranded podcast #132

November 3, 2012

* Featuring tracks from Vancouver punk legends Pointed Sticks and Part 1 of an interview with Chris Basaraba, luthier and proprietor of Basone Guitar Shop in Vancouver  *

This Saturday night, legendary first-generation Vancouver punk band Pointed Sticks play their final ever show at the Rickshaw. After splitting in 1981 following adventures and mishaps in England, much touring in Canada and the recording of their  album, ‘Perfect Youth’, the band remarkably reformed in 2006 for a run of Canadian and Japanese dates.  The second coming of the Pointed Sticks also led to the ‘Three Wrongs Make a Left’ LP release which holds up strongly when compared to their original youthful recording.  Today on the show you can hear three tracks apiece from each of these records.

Chris Basaraba is a true rarity – a highly skilled luthier who apprenticed in the traditional trade of guitar construction during the 90s before opening his own custom-made guitar shop – Basone Guitars – in East Vancouver. I had a chance to chat with Chris this week about what it’s like to be working as a luthier in today’s world. You can hear part 1 of this interview on the show today.

Pointed Sticks – ‘Perfect Youth’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘American Song’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Part of the Noise’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘She’s Not Alone Anymore’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘Sentimental Fool’ [CA]
Pointed Sticks – ‘All Night’ [CA]
Interview with Chris Basaraba from Basone Guitars
Titan’s Eve – ‘Judgement’ [CA]
Handsome Distraction – ‘Intervention’ [CA]
Dom Fricot – ‘Haunted by Love’ [CA]
Wiser Fool – ‘What’s Been Said?’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Loudness’ [CA]
The Jolts – ‘Lips (I Want Your)’ [CA]
Julia Stone – ‘By The Horns’ [AU]
Sophie Hutchings – ‘Twilight Zone’ [AU]
Tamaryn – ‘The Garden’ [NZ]

Featured video – Pointed Sticks – ‘Out Of Luck’ [1980]