Archive for May 2011
What I didn’t expect for May 28, 2011 was there to be a lot of activities and events. The photo from above were runners returning from their event at Ottawa Race Weekend. Aside from that, I attended two fashion shows and the worse part being that I overdressed because the weather was warm and thought that it was going to be cool. The first event I went was the I AM FASHION: RIP FAB LANE at the National Arts Centre’s Panoramic Room. I got to see a few recognizable people from the previous fashion show in March. The event got to a slightly late start but I was able to view some of the stylish clothes that the models worn on the runway. Mind you, I got occupied with taking photos and I couldn’t get a good eye on the details. Afterwards, I bolted off to The Canadian War Museum for Angie’s Models & Talent International Showcase 2011. Luckily I arrived as Angie spoke on stage to starting the showcase. I didn’t know the showcase started off with children and not realize well-known clothing brands like Gap were involved in the showcase. It was nice to see the fashion designers and models strutting their talent to impress the agents from around the continental.
Overall, it was a crazy Saturday attending two shows and not knowing the weather would be warm as Summer is approaching.
As June approaches, season six of the blog and season two on CKCU-FM will be winding down. Expect a season finale soon.
If you want to go back from a previous entry, which includes the separate audio interviews with two models from Angie’s Models, it’s at this link.
Don’t forget to browse through the photos. Apologies if I didn’t name the designers from the showcase.
Lastly, shoutouts go out to the fashion bloggers like Sincerely, Sabrina and others as I saw them at the events.
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The Victoria Day long weekend brought some great fun as I got to watch Honda’s ASIMO make an appearance at The Canadian Museum of Civilization. Another funny part was being around Dow’s Lake on Saturday and Monday. Saturday was for a lion dance performance and holiday Monday was for the Victoria Day Festival at Juliana Park near Dow’s Lake.
Back to Asimo, what surprised me was that I did not know that the robot was about 4 feet and it talked. It was unique to see it run, walk and do cute & funny gestures. Asimo was there to kick off the Japan: Tradition. Innovation exhibit. Don’t forget to check the photos from below.
Onto the radio show, there was a miscommunication of sorts as I was supposed to air the long awaited interview with The Stanfields and be on for two hours. For my own embarrassment, I had mentioned about airing the interview and I could not get a chance to make a correction right away. In ways, both myself and the station made apologies and things will be back to normal. I take the opportunity to apologize for the inconvenience.
In a way, I got to salvage what would be the full radio show for May 25th. I had a last minute guest join me in the special podcast edition. It’s none other The New Midnight Jamz’s AJ Nice. Near the end of the special podcast, I was given the OK to use The Blend (from The Strombo Show) this past Sunday, which consisted of two female DJs, they are Miss M. from Vancouver and Tasha Rozez from Toronto. If you want to hear their mixes, it’s available at this link.
The Wild 10 Countdown was aired live for the last time as it will return to the recorded podcast. In summary, there’s a new number one song, Sara by Chad VanGaalen as Sam Roberts Band falls from the top spot. The highest climber happened to be Kill Count by The Balconies.
The playlist from the live and special edition is at this link.
Apologies for what happened on Wednesday.
The live May 25th Radio Show – Press play to listen.
The special edition podcast – Press play to listen.
Extra – Something That Made Me Laugh
Not knowing what happened on Tuesday, it made rounds in the media and as I was watching, I could not stop laughing at it and I was tearing up. It was US President, Barack Obama having an awkward moment as he gave a toast to Queen Elizabeth II and then God Save The Queen started to play as Obama continued talking. Here’s the CBS News link via YouTube. Enjoy!
Wednesday’s show was fun and interesting. I was luckily joined by occasional co-host, DJ Digs as I was slightly nervous having to host on my own to interviewing a model from Angie’s Models and Talent International. The model, Herieth, came on the radio show to help promote the showcase at the Canadian War Museum for May 28, 2011. Aside from the hi-jinx, the special two hour edition came off very well.
Aside from the guests, the Wild 10 Countdown returned to the airwaves for only two weeks. Since the Wild 10 Countdown blog is not being updated, there were two new song debuting on the countdown. They are Northern Air by Elliott Brood and Kill Count by Ottawa’s own The Balconies. Unfortunately, they are now living in Toronto and another sad part being that I missed their concert last Friday at Mavericks.
Number one for the 3rd week happens to be Sam Roberts Bands and the song chosen was Longitude.
There was a shoutout to a particular glamorous duo from Toronto and it’s none other than Nat & Marie. If it wasn’t for Strombo discovering or tweeting about them, I wouldn’t join him on the bandwagon. They talk about online pop culture, Internet trends and picking viral videos. Since I usually forget to mention them, the song I chose for them was Sadness Is a Blessing by Lykke Li.
That’s the summary for Wednesday’s show, the May 18th edition of WildWorks on CKCU-FM. You can listen to the show below.
The radio show playlist is posted at this link. Added below are photos.
The May 18th edition of WildWorks. Press play to listen.
Weekend Fun – Radio Show & May Sweeps (TV Shows)
It was an awesome weekend as it started off with The New Midnight Jamz on CKCU-FM. There were some guests and it became fun hanging around. There were models and then the other guest was a DJ and friends. Considering that it’s the final May to be on the show as the remaining weekends of May will have me absent. As for the models from Saturday’s show, they will be back again for my show for Wednesday morning.
Onto May sweeps, it’s this time of year when the TV season is finishing up. From the special podcast with Daddy Rich of The New Midnight Jamz, we talked about show which ended on Friday. It was Smallville as it wrapped ten seasons on TV. It’s astounding that it lasted ten years. The first song to start off was “Save Me” by Remo Zero. It’s going to be sad missing the song. Another show being discussed on the special podcast is Chuck as it wraps up its fourth season and great but sad news for the show is that it will be back for a fifth and final season with only 13 episodes. Also on the podcast were songs that were played on Chuck as some of the songs were from Canadian indie bands. Played were Stars, In-Flight Safety and Plants & Animals. Lastly, how can you not forget about Doctor Who as the current sixth series has been good.
You can listen to the special podcast and the May 14th edition of The New Midnight Jamz in the audio section. I will try to post up a playlist from the special podcast. Hope you will enjoy the podcast.
Chinatown Remixed 2011
This leads me to the other event on Sunday. It was Chinatown Remixed in Ottawa’s Chinatown on Somerset Street, I was there to support May-Jun as she had her art photograph displayed at one of the venues and do a live performance. After her performance, I decided to tag along and check out the other art and photo displays at various places on Ottawa Chinatown. It was all in great fun on a nice Sunday afternoon. Luckily, the rain held off for the rest of Sunday afternoon.
The photos are posted below. Enjoy!
The WildWorks special podcast edition (for May 16, 2011) – joined by Daddy Rich of The New Midnight Jamz. Press play to listen.
The May 14th edition of The New Midnight Jamz – Press play to listen.
It was a tough first week of May as I was sick with a cold from the events. Friday night was certain the end of the craziness as I got to see Grand Analog return to Ottawa as part of Prairie Scene. If you’re wondering why there’s a Hip-Hop band in the Prairies? The frontman, Odario Williams was originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba but he’s now based in Toronto.
Overall, I had a great time at their show at Ritual Nightclub. I also brought along someone to help me interview the band. I got to thank Tiffany for assisting in the interview. The funny part was airing the long interview on Wednesday’s radio show. I apologize if it was very lengthy.
Another message to bring up. I haven’t been able to update the top 10 entries from the Wild 10 Countdown on the blog as I mentioned that I have been sick and I just forget to update. Please bear with the delays as the top tens will eventually be posted up. You can check out the playlist at this link.
The May 11th Radio Show – Press play to listen
The Grand Analog Interview
I would never expect to start May 2011 on an awesome level because I had the opportunity to see The Rural Alberta Advantage again. This was a unique one because I had my co-host, Erica go to the show and it couldn’t have made me happier to finally have a radio co-host join me at a concert. Prior to their performance, Erica and I had the opportunity to chat with Amy and Paul of The RAA and it was the usual funny interview and the first for my co-host in interviewing a band. Overall, it was a great show at Ritual Nightclub and the opener, Hooded Fang really surprised me with their set and I literally enjoyed it. Even though it was on a Sunday night, there was a good turnout for The RAA.
Mother’s Day – Cantopop Songs
It’s the second year that I decided to do a Mother’s Day theme segment as I chose Cantopop tracks that are linked to Mother’s Day. Hope you will like it and a Happy Mother’s Day!
Don’t forget to listen to the interview and the show on the bottom.
The May 4th show – press play to listen
The May 4th live broadcast at CKCU-FM – press play to listen and the playlist is at this link.
The Rural Alberta Advantage Interview (2011 Edition)