The Interview with Inlet Sound – S08E31

With Inlet Sound

Hey friends, Candice here bringing you a quick recap of the March 20th edition of WildWorks.

First, some sad news that we need to share. CKCU was greatly saddened to hear that Chopper McKinnon, the long-time host of the show Canadian Spaces, passed away last week. Chopper had been a fixture of the Ottawa folk scene and his show had been on-air for more than three decades. He will be truly missed.

Lenny went through some of the Canadian Spaces playlists and found a fair number of Dan Mangan tracks there, so he dedicated Dan Mangan’s song “Basket” to Chopper’s memory. Mangan had written the song about his grandfather.

Today’s episode of WildWorks also featured an interview with Toronto band Inlet Sound. They were in Ottawa March 16 for a show, so Lenny had a chance to catch up with them and find out about more about their folk-styled album, The Romantics. Inlet Sound recorded that album in several interesting locales, including an old church and a cabin.

(And although I wasn’t able to make it to the interview, Inlet Sound was awesome enough to give me an autographed CD! : ) Thanks Inlet Sound and Lenny for the surprise – it really made my day!)

Later on the show, we played some tracks from Rah Rah, Whitehorse and former Ottawa resident Gianna Lauren. Rah Rah and Whitehorse will both be in town March 23, with Rah Rah opening for Two Hours Traffic at Zaphods and Whitehorse taking one of the stages at the National Arts Centre.

Today was the first day of Spring but there is still snow on the ground in Ottawa and no warmer weather. We played Cantopop songs that use one of the seasons (aka spring). Spring Wind, Fall Rain by Sally Yeh and Spring, Summer, Fall Winter by the late Leslie Cheung.
Next week’s show will have a tribute to Leslie Cheung as this year is the tenth anniversary of his tragic death.

This week’s Wild 10 Countdown found The Matinée in the top spot, with their track “Let Her Go.” It’s from the album, We Swore We’d See the Sunrise.

You can find the countdown here. (Note: Songs played in the first part of the show are listed in the countdown blog).

The playlist for the March 20th show is over at this link.
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The Olenka and the Autumn Lovers Interview – S08E05

This week’s radio show had the interview with the indie folk band, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers. I had the opportunity to chat with Olenka Krakus, the lead member of the band at Raw Sugar Cafe last Friday night. We chatted about the new EP, Hard Times, touring throughout Canada and being in Ottawa. The audio will be posted below if you want to listen.
The first part of the show had Lauren joining me for the top 10 countdown and Digory for the second part of the show, which was aired live on CKCU-FM.
As usual, there were new Canadian indie tracks played from the likes of Lindi Ortega, Inlet Sound and The Luyas. It was nice to have Lindi Ortega send a tweet for the thanks in playing her song from the new album, Cigarettes & Truckstops.
Speaking of thanks, there was a bit of a post-Thanksgiving discussion since there was a holiday in Canada. Good ol’ turkey.
There was a tribute on the live radio show and it was celebrating Anita Mui’s birthday on this day, October 10th. It’s been close to nine years as Mui is no longer around as her music is still cherished from old and young fans alike.
This week’s Wild 10 Countdown entry will be posted up later.
Hope you will enjoy this week’s show and the interview.

Audio/Interview
The playlist for the October 10th show is at this link. Press play to listen.

The Olenka and the Autumn Lovers Interview

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