Archive for April 2011
A Slight Update for April 27, 2011 – Added is the April 27th radio show.
Even though it was a wet and gloomy day, Wednesday’s radio show did not dampen spirits as I played several new tracks and 1980s Cantopop songs. There was no interview segment and the Easter weekend is coming up as it was best to relax and take a break. What was played on the show were the usual top 10 countdown and several songs from a compilation by Paper Bag Records. It’s a cover to a Madonna album called True Blue as that album celebrates 25 years. The artists that took part in the compilation were Young Galaxy, The Acorn, Winter Gloves, The Rural Alberta Advantage and etc.
One the bands in the compilation whom announced their indefinite hiatus. You Say Party does a rendition of Love Makes The World Go Round and is considered to be the band’s final new song. Listening to the track felt bittersweet as the band won’t be together for the foreseeable future. The band will be greatly missed.
There was a shoutout to RTHK’s Ellie Davis as I decided to play a brand new song by Emmy The Great. Reason for it was listening to her New Year’s Day show and she interviewed the London-based folk singer. It’s nice to get in touch with other radio hosts elsewhere in the world.
R.I.P. – Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) of Doctor Who
On a sombre note, it was sad to hear that Elisabeth Sladen, known to Doctor Who fans as Sarah Jane Smith has passed away and it’s days before the return of Doctor Who (Series 6). It was quite a shock and surprise because her passing away was unexpected. Hopeful to do The New Midnight Jamz preshow podcast as myself & show host, DJ Daddy Rich will chat about the unexpected passing of a wonderful and excellent actress.
Just added for April 24, 2011. The New Midnight Jamz on CKCU-FM. The preshow podcast is added as myself and Daddy Rich talked about the passing of Elisabeth Sladen. The songs chosen were played on the tribute which followed the season premiere of Doctor Who in the UK. They were Someone Like You by Adele and She by Elvis Costello.
I forgot to bring up that this blog is nominated in a couple of categories (in Arts & Culture, Music, and Pop Culture & Entertainment) for the 2011 edition of the Canadian Weblog Awards. It should be a fun experience.
April 27th Entry
It looks like I will be hosting solo for the foreseeable future. I’m starting to sound like Doctor Who as companions leave and move on. Enough of the sadness, Wednesday’s show had to do with Sandy Lam because April 26 was her birthday and I realize that last season’s show on the same topic had bad sound quality. It’s great to re-do it again with clearer sound.
I forgot to mention it on the show but on Twitter, Nat and Marie (whomever it was) wanted me to take a photo of what I’m wearing at the radio station. The photo is at this link. It was used on Incredibooth for the iPad 2.
The audio for the April 27th show is in the audio/podcast section. Enjoy!
There’s two versions to listen.
The full 2 hour April 20th show - press play to listen
The April 20th live show – press play to listen.
The April 24 edition of The New Midnight Jamz – press play to listen.
The April 27 edition of WildWorks – press play to listen. The playlist is at this link.
I couldn’t get a good picture or anything that’s creative for this entry. It’s an excuse to write about the iPad 2 as I finally got it on Monday. So far, it’s lighter, thinner and faster. The first generation iPad, I had some issues using djay during my radio show because the app takes up a lot of resource when playing the music. With the iPad 2, they upgraded the CPU and RAM and it’s been seamless playing the music. With the new iPad, I had to add the music from scratch and luckily was on live for the one hour and the countdown is on podcast only. Setting up for Wednesday’s show did not take too long as I was hosting solo as Lauren said her goodbye and the other two co-hosts got busy with other things.
Oh yes, the interview with Charlotte Cornfield was done on Friday night at The Raw Sugar Cafe. She’s getting some buzz in the Canadian music scene as she’s planning to release her album, Two Horses. She was at The Raw Sugar Cafe opening up for Daniel Romano. It was a good interview and for the first time, I didn’t goof up on the questions. It must be the luck of the Zoom H4n.
Also on the radio show was playing past Hong Kong movie songs as the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards is being presented this Sunday (April 17). Unfortunately, I did the same thing last year but I didn’t save the audio and this year’s edition is a make up as I played the prominent songs which won an award or was nominated in past years. It was nice to play some Cantopop tunes.
The playlist for the show is at this link.
The Wild 10 Countdown summary is at this link.
Last thing, I forgot to mention the nice weather from the past weekend. It was such a nice time.
Audio/Podcast/Video – Updated on April 17, 2011
The April 13th radio show – press play to listen.
From April 9th, The New Midnight Jamz, which included the pre-show podcast. Press play to listen.
From Ellie Davis‘s radio show on RTHK Radio 3 for April 16th. Here’s a song request I asked along with three shoutouts to my two co-hosts and another host. The song being Arcade Fire‘s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). Press play to listen.
On April 16, The New Midnight Jamz and the pre-show podcast. The playlist is at this link.
Press play to listen.
The Charlotte Cornfield Interview
Here’s a scene from Chungking Express as I mentioned about the song (California Dreamin’) that kept playing over and over.
This week’s radio show brought up a couple of unexpected surprises. First, I had to deal with filling out the SOCAN music survey, the second being that I went on-air for 2 hours, live. There’s no pre-recorded edition for what used to be the first hour of the show. Third reason being that due to two factors, I decided to air the Masia One interview in its full form. As shown from the photo above, I had the opportunity to finally chat with Masia One as I have been following her music career for several years and before I started shifting into Canadian independent music. The interview was very lengthy as I asked some unique questions ranging from Chinese culture to the usual topic in music.
On the radio show, it was 100% Canadian music and I had planned to play different music. It also was my co-host, Lauren’s final show as she is finishing up her exams and then going back to her hometown of Toronto for the Summer.
Without further ado, you can listen to radio show from below or the Masia One interview.
The playlist can be viewed by clicking here. It’s a SOCAN week edition as myself & other radio shows at CKCU-FM have to fill out the grueling music survey.
The Wild 10 Countdown summary is at this link.
Overall, it was great to chat up with Masia. You were awesome!
The April 6 Radio Show – press play to listen.
The Masia One Interview