Posts Tagged ‘Mother’s Day’
On this week’s edition of the radio show at CKCU-FM, it was tribute to the late Teresa Teng and the annual songs for Mother’s Day. It’s quite fitting to commemorate on May 8th as it’s the 18th anniversary of Teresa Teng‘s death. She passed away in 1995. Teng was revered and beloved throughout East Asia as her music has garnered older and younger fans alike. I was able to play Faye Wong‘s version of Wishing We Last Forever (但願人長久). One of the Teresa Teng songs played was called Red Bean. A funny story was my former co-host, Candice, made a tweet that I am weird for not liking red bean. The tweet along with a photo can found here. Kudos to China Album for the support.
As usual, Mother’s Day is this Sunday and every year, I play certain songs for Mother’s Day. This year, I added Keep Shining by Shad as the song is an ode to strong females.
On the Wild 10 Countdown this week, New Summer by Young Galaxy takes the top spot as Ottawa was having warm Summer-like temperatures for the past week. The summary can be checked over at this link.
The playlist from the live show is over at this.
On the podcast part of the show, new tracks from likes of Vampire Weekend and She & Him were played. I’m still enjoying the new Daft Punk song, Get Lucky (featuring Pharrell). This week’s podcast used the M-Rock’s Bangin’ Disco Mix of Get Lucky. Starting off the podcast was playing a new Shad track called Peace but it’s a rough mix/demo, which won’t be on his upcoming album. Briefly mentioned the lineup for the Wolfe Island Music Festival as it was announced last week.
Playlist from the podcast is posted below. Red highlights Cancon.
This weekend, I will be checking out Ottawa Comiccon. Wish me luck when I see people in “unique” costumes and experience the geek/nerd culture. It’s been awhile I’ve gone to a comic book convention and it’s the first time to attend a major convention in Ottawa. The previous conventions I attended were in Toronto.
Lastly, I didn’t have an image to use and again, I used Vinylize Me to create the entry for this week.
Have a great week and wishing everyone a great Mother’s Day for Sunday!
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It’s becoming a yearly tradition on my radio show at CKCU-FM to play songs for Mother’s Day. I am following the way that Hong Kong radio does as they play songs for Mother’s Day. I know that Cantopop is usually about love ballads but there are a few songs that mentions mothers. It’s always a privilege to play the well-know songs for Mother’s Day every year. As usual, the important songs being played were Bless by Sally Yeh and Truly Love You by Beyond as their songs brings a message about caring for you loved one. There was a dedication to a person from Toronto because I read her website and it almost brought me to tear having to read about her mom. I decided to play a song called 祝福 (Bless) by Jacky Cheung. It’s the same name from the Sally Yeh song but different.
Before the Mother’s Day songs, there was a tribute to Teresa Teng as May 8th was her passing. May 8, 1995 to be specific was when she tragically died and music fans in Asia mourned the loss of an incredible singer.
Apologies on the lack of a good photo. I recently got the Vibram FiveFingers KSO shoe at MEC. So far, it’s been comfortable wearing these minimal shoes. Walking with them feels pretty good and I don’t lose balance. As what people say, it does feel like you are walking barefooted.
As usual, the Wild 10 Countdown and a tribute to Adam Yauch, known as MCA from the Beastie Boys were played on the first part of the show.
The full May 9th radio show playlist is posted at this link.
The May 9th Radio Show – Press play to listen.
It’s now May and a brand new month but first thing to mention, I had a great time on Monday night at the Ottawa International Writers Festival for the All In A Day Songwriters Circle: The Stage Name Summit. From the photo shown above, there was Masia One with DJ 2 Creamz and CBC’s Alan Neal. Other performers for the songwriters circle who attended were Snailhouse, Oh Susanna, Socalled and Joe Keithley (from the punk-rock band, DOA). Out of the five performers, the ones I’m familiar with were Masia and Snailhouse since I usually see them from time to time and been a great supporter to their works.
Overall, it was nice to watch the performers be witty among one another and giving their best performances to the audience on the final night of Writers Festival. The photos will be posted below.
The SOCAN Edition
Wednesday’s radio show was SOCAN week and to be unique, I decided to play Canadian bands and musicians with Asian backgrounds as May is Asian Heritage Month. It was a bit difficult finding a Canadian musician with Asian descent but I was able to pull through the live show. On the first part of the show, the new song by Metric got played and as usual, the Wild 10 Countdown with a new number one song to begin May.
The playlist is over at this link.
The May 2nd Radio Show – Press play to listen.
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)
Updated on May 26, 2010
Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to chat with Leif Vollebekk at the 1st May Whee Festival at Zaphod Beeblebrox.
Wednesday’s radio show will be fully updated later but for now, the Leif Vollebekk audio interview is posted up. You should enjoy the interview as it became a hilarious interview. I even made some goof-ups on the interview. I apologize for messing up on the question about The Balconies. He didn’t form the band, he helped gave Jacquie, Stephen and Liam the name.
Also on the radio show was an expanded edition of the countdown. For this week only, my Wild 5 Countdown became the W10 Countdown.
The W10 Countdown for Week of May 5, 2010.
1. Fixed – Stars
2. Forced to Love – Broken Social Scene (new entry)
3. Your Hands (Together) – The New Pornographers (new entry)
4. The Right Time (feat. Tyler Bancroft) – Hannah Georgas
5. Laura Palmer’s Prom – You Say Party! We Say Die! (was #1 last week)
6. No Ghost – The Acorn (new)
7. Celestica – Crystal Castles (new)
8. Breakneck Speed – Tokyo Police Club (new)
9. Authentic – Young Rival (new)
10. Ghost Pressure – Wolf Parade (new)
I was thinking that this would be another lame or dubious entry being written. Well, I returned from a short “hiatus” in hanging out during CKCU-FM’s funktacular show, Fundamentally Sound. I decided to take some photos during the show. As usual, there were the hijinks and humour coming from Dennis Molnar and C.J. “Showtime”.
Here’s the link to the photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157617764311519/.
As I will explain, some of the shots were taken when C.J. “Showtime” was rapping as a Canadian politican. I won’t say who, but that will be the extent to it as I don’t want to put embarrassment to the fellow.
Sorry for the lame photo on top because I couldn’t pick a decent photo to go along for this entry.
Afterwards (well, a long one due to killing time), I went to Avant Garde Bar & Gift Shop for the Ennuie CD release party/concert. The irony to the CD release was one half of the duo will be away for five months, an odd time to release the new album and be away for several months. I couldn’t watch the whole concert as there were a lot of people standing but there was one notable cover song that the duo performed. It was Saturday Night by Whigfield. It sure brought up memories from junior high school. Oh boy!
Overall, it was an excellent show for Ennuie. Sorry, didn’t take photos for it.
The Start of the Summer Movie Blockbuster
I finally got to watch X-Men Origins: Wolverine. What did I think of it? It was ok but I am pretty disappointed at the Hollywood style to the comic characters. If I wasn’t a comic fan, then I would enjoy it but there were points that I felt nitpicky at the aspect of the film.
I was hoping to watch Star Trek on opening day but it might be uncertain when I will go watch it.
Why the “interest” for Star Trek? If you go back to my previous entry at #22. You will know why.
Last thing, I planning to do two more entries as I will follow the TV shows ending this month for the season. I will do Summer entries by using a new page and hopefully no humour coming from me. Read the rest of this entry »