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The Interview with Minus the Tiger, Tribute to Leslie Cheung (Nine Years) & Being Filmed – S07E32

March is ending in a few days and this week’s radio show was filled with a lot materials from the first part to the live part of the show. DJ Digs returned to the show and Lauren is there as usual.
After the top 10 countdown from the first hour, we played the local acts that are performing at JunoFest and then played the favourite bands and musicians who are nominated for the Juno Awards.
The live part of the show had the interview with Minus the Tiger from the Netherlands and the yearly tribute to Leslie Cheung. April 1, 2003 was when it happened and it’s now nine years since his tragic death. He is still missed among Hong Kong fans and abroad.
This year’s tribute was a bit shorter than previous editions. It’s still nice to play his hits from Monica and others.

The fun part to this week’s show was The Charlatan coming in to shoot video (their second attempt) and giving them a glimpse on how we prepare and going live for the radio show. It was great to have someone from The Charlatan come in and check out my radio show as I try to make it fun in playing good music. Aside from that, the written article on myself and the radio show is posted at the Charlatan over at this link.
This week’s playlist has the live part of the show posted there. You can go over at this link. Don’t forget to listen to the interview with Minus the Tiger.
Have a good week!

Audio/Interview
The March 28th Radio Show – Press play to listen.

The Live/Second Hour of WildWorks on CKCU-FM – March 28, 2012

The Interview with Minus the Tiger

From Thursday’s Fundamentally Sound, the freestyle rap challenge. Aired on March 29, 2012.

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The Interview with Hey Ocean! (2012 Edition) – S07E31

On March 15, 2012, I had the opportunity to have my co-host, Lauren help me in interviewing Vancouver’s Hey Ocean! I wasn’t thinking how it would happen but at the spur of the moment, it was luck to getting to do the interview with the band. It’s been over two years that I last saw them. What was surprising was one of the members remembered me from the Bands Undone session. It was nice that they have a good memory. One of the funny parts in the interview was asking them about their use of Instagram as the mobile app has become very popular among iPhone/iPod touch users.
The interview got aired on CKCU-FM today (March 21) and it went off without a hitch. As usual, there were new songs from Beach House and Santigold as I’m getting hooked on the tracks and the impeding release of the album.
Another thing that’s happening was The Charlatan trying to do interview with me for their Perspectives piece. I would not expect to have interest from volunteers because I get to do a radio show. It’s nice and flattering to get some buzz. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, they couldn’t get the camera working to shoot the video. The second attempt will happen for next week.
The Wild 10 Countdown is still going on a delay. I totally apologize the inconvenience.
Don’t forget to check the March 21st playlist over at this link.
The audio interview and radio show are provided from below. Seeya around.

Audio/Interview
The March 21st Radio Show – Press play to listen.

The live show – Press play to listen.

The Hey Ocean! Interview

Written by Lenny

March 21, 2012 at 17:16

It Was an Enjoyable Thursday – S07E30

Sorry for the delay because plans from Wednesday fell through and it got pushed to Thursday (March 15). The March 14 radio show was posted on my Facebook page. This week’s show was mainly a music show and due to the fact that CKCU-FM had Camp Radio for the kids on March Break. The other part was hanging out for Fundamentally Sound from 12-2pm on Thursdays and the fun part were the live performance from a 13 year old and the kids at Radio Camp hanging out at one point of the show.
I’ve been posting a lot of photos at CKCU as Instagram is still the population destination for social media fanatics and avid photographers like myself. You can view the Instagram photos to click here.

Lastly, it was a great opportunity to interview Hey Ocean! as they were in Ottawa for a show on Thursday. They were originally scheduled to perform back in November but due to the lead singer’s health, they had to cancel. It was nice to see the trio back in fine form. The coolest part was one of the members remembering as it has been over 2 years that I haven’t seen the band. Expect the interview to be aired for March 21 on CKCU-FM.
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Written by Lenny

March 16, 2012 at 11:31

The Interview With Little City – S07E29

Last Saturday night (March 3rd), I had the opportunity to chat with some of the members of the Toronto band, Little City. They were preforming at the Avant Garde Bar.
I’ve been playing their songs on the podcast and live parts of the radio show. It’s nice to give a band some support. If you listen to the interview, there were mentions of a few prominent members (mostly part-time) in the band. There were some funny points to the interview as I mentioned a “rival” radio host. It’s all in good fun. Overall, give a lot of support for Little City.
You can listen to the interview in the audio section from below.
On the radio show, it was the return of Lauren on the airwaves as she has been away. She was there for the live part of the show. She got to listen to the interview. There were new tracks from the likes of Arcade Fire, Said The Whale (also played on the countdown) and a live track from The Naked & Famous for Daytrotter. It was a great show because of the interview and the tracks I played. I couldn’t be pleased with today’s live radio show and a relief that Lauren made it for the show.
I hope to do a review of Little Mountain by Said The Whale.
On another note, there will be delays to the Wild 10 Countdown blog as I got bogged down with various things. In case you wanted to know, Plants & Animals were on top for 4 weeks and right now, Said The Whale is number one this week as Little Mountain got released this week. I apologize for the delay for the current and past countdown entries.
Without further ado, the playlist for the March 7 show is over at this link.
Last thing, don’t ask me about the new iPad. I haven’t looked up much information.

Audio/Interview
The March 7th Radio Show (Full 2 hours) – Press play to listen.

The interview with Little City

Written by Lenny

March 7, 2012 at 17:42

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