Archive for January 2010
On Sunday January 24, I had the opportunity to check out The Wooden Sky at Bands Undone and did a very silly interview with three of the members. The band was in Ottawa for the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Acoustic Wave series. I did not take any photos for this session as I other things on mind during the weekend. Their set was great as they did performed four songs. Great band and they’re embarking on their tour at this moment.
Video performance is up on Vimeo at this link.
Review including videos from Bands Undone is at this link.
The Radio Show for January 27, 2010
As promised, I played some new Canadian indie tunes and a new segment (including Audio Sensory Resuscitation) counting down the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
I decided to air The Wooden Sky interview this week because of one question as I did not want to make this particular song old if it’s aired at a later month. The interviews from November and December will be aired soon. Prior to airing the interview, I had to rant about another CKCU show because they talked about Hong Kong movies. That show was The Drunken Master Review. It was sort of ranting what I thought about Jackie Chan’s New Police Story.
It was unexpected to get an extra half hour because the incoming host was busy with something.
Here’s the playlist for Audio Sensory Resuscitation – link
Here’s the playlist for my show – link.
Press play to listen to the entire show or you can listen to the audio stream through iTunes.
Another option is listening to my show if you want to know about my rant on Jackie Chan, The Drunken Master Review and the songs I played.
The Wooden Sky interview, press play to listen or download it. You can now stream it through iTunes or any other media players.
Read the rest of this entry »
I had the opportunity to check out Nightwood at Bands Undone on Monday, January 18, 2010. It would be the first Bands Undone for 2010 and another unique performance because they were singing their stripped down versions of their songs. The band is from Montreal, Quebec and they have been together for about 10 years. Talk about how time flies by so quickly.
There will be an audio interview with Nightwood coming sometime next month as I am still backlogged from other interviews from November and December. All I will say that it will be a funny and interesting interview when it will be aired.
You can view the photos from the Flickr link.
Video is available at this link and also available on YouTube.
Review from Bands Undone is at this link. Check it out!
Read the rest of this entry »
I had an opportunity to give the host of Audio Sensory Resuscitation a guest on the show. It’s the first time for him and myself to having a guest perform live on the radio show. The previous Wednesday (Jan. 6) would of been his first show of the new decade but he got sick and was unable to do so. Luckily, it was my first radio show of 2010. We had May-Jun on the show and she got to play her live on the radio and there were giveaways on the show for the lucky people who got to call in. We also talked about what she does when she’s not in music mode and also promoting her free show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on January 18, 2010.
Even though, it did not make the cut on the Bands Undone video for Sadie Hell (she’s now a member of the band), I got to remind May-Jun about the blue guitar she owns and I won’t mention too much because you have to listen to it (barring no volume problems).
Here’s hoping May-Jun reads this part. I didn’t get a chance to ask her on-air about a certain music genre if she knew about it. There were three songs I had wish to play but due to time, there was no need. Here’s the links of the songs I kind of wanted to play, link #1, link #2 (the 2 are by the same singer) and link #3 (not the best quality). It’s not a big deal that I didn’t ask, but hoping you like those songs. I am not sure if you were influenced by that music genre. I was also listening to those songs when I was on the bus to CKCU/Carleton University.
Here’s a link from her MySpace on her fun times.
The playlist of the show is at this link. If you want to find out what songs she played, you can also download her music at http://may-jun.bandcamp.com/.
You can listen to the show by pressing play or you can download it (Don’t forget to save as after the audio is downloaded).
Note: There might be volume issues throughout the audio. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Here’s the video of May-Jun and host, Mike dancing around to this song called Sweet Music. Here’s the YouTube version for anyone who’s having trouble viewing on Vimeo.
Read the rest of this entry »
It’s now 2010 and I started off the new year by watching Doctor Who. It was part 2 of The End of Time and also the end of David Tennant’s stint as the Time Lord and the show’s head writer, Russell T. Davies. Ever since Doctor Who returned to the airwaves in 2005, they have been coming out with the Christmas specials. The Christmas specials have become a tradition for myself because there’s not much happening on Christmas day. This one is very important because in 2009, there was no full series of Doctor Who because Tennant was off acting on stage. There were the four specials and the final two were David Tennant’s final adventure and swan song. Here’s an image I put up and it’s from the ending where he regenerates. It’s a sad scene watching the Doctor go into regeneration. Doctor Who fans like myself have been fond of Tennant, it’s just hard to see him leave the role. I’m going to miss the brown pinstripe suit (there’s also the blue pinstripe suit), the Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers (I will continue to wear them no matter what), the glasses he occasionally wore and the sonic screwdriver.
Overall, the 2nd part of The End of Time was excellent. As non-spoiler as I can be, the acting among the cast was superb. Seeing the emotions of Tennant as The Doctor clings to his death was just strong and emotional. It was touching to watch the companions of previous seasons mark their farewell as they won’t be coming back for future episodes. The words, I don’t want to go will probably linger on for awhile because it’s so heartbreaking and us fans will have to move on that Tennant is no longer the Doctor.
I can’t wait for the Spring when Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor) takes over for Doctor Who.
How could I not forget to mention that it’s wonderful to see another “iconic” British character (well, actor) appear in the show. I know Timothy Dalton did two James Bond movies. It was nice to see two famous British character sort of meet face to face. I know it’s silly of me to imagine James Bond meeting Doctor Who.
Since I wanted to embed the YouTube clip, here’s the link to the preview of Doctor Who Series 5.
It looked like the finale scored 10.4 million viewers in the UK. Thus ends the David Tennant years on Doctor Who.
The First Radio Show of 2010 – Another Themed Show to Wrapup the Holidays
Here is the first radio show of 2010 (on January 6). Started with Sadie Hell, played a new Basia Bulat song (album to be released on January 26, 2010), and almost ending with Doctor Who (again). I played the best of the 2000s. It was basically my picks throughout 2000 and I had to change my song choices due to the mainstream music that I’m not supposed to play regularly. In irony, I played several British hits from the 2000s and it seems like a few people are starting to remember S Club 7. I will resume the interviews for next Wednesday.
Playlist is up on CKCU’s website at this link.
Press play to listen