October/November Happenings – S06E08

Since I couldn’t find an image for this entry, I decided to use this image as October 20th was wear purple for Spirit Day. I mentioned it on my radio show because the day is to show support among the teen LGBT who took their lives due to bullying. I will apologize for not explaining clearly on the air due to slight time constraints and it was the spur of the moment having to read from the website.
On Wednesday’s show, I aired two interviews from Radio Radio and Ania Ziemirska. Both were good interviews and the Radio Radio interview had a humourous tone because there were questions about the listening and cultural preference.
In the final half hour of the show, I played a couple of electronica music. One is by Red Lights by Holy Fuck and I mentioned on-air that it’s a cute and funny music video. Oh, those cats.

Another thing, I forgot to mention on the radio but I was happy to get a Polkaroo t-shirt on Tuesday afternoon. Here’s the link of the photo. It’s funny how Polkaroo has made a comeback for 2010. Thanks TVO.
Without further ado, here’s the October 20th edition of the radio show.
Here’s the October 20th playlist – click here. The countdown entry is at this link.

Radio Show for October 20th, 2010 – press play to listen.

Radio Show for October 27, 2010 – It’s the 2010 edition of CKCU’s Funding Drive. The show was totally hilarious because I kept messing up with the phone numbers and luckily had two people helping me out. It was all fun and laughter. At least I got some donation for my radio show. Here’s the playlist to check out [Link].
The Wild 10 Countdown for October 27 is at this link.
Press play to listen.

Another Radio Show
I had a voice cameo of sorts and was mentioned during parts of The New Midnight Jamz on October 23rd, 2010.
Press play to listen to the silliness.

Radio Show for November 3, 2010 – The 2nd & Final Funding Drive Show for 2010
Unfortunately, I had to go solo for my radio show as my co-host and guest had other things happening. Overall, I did a good funding drive show and it’s my 2nd year doing it. I am please with the donations compared to last year. The only pressing part is the funding drive itself as it is a bit behind from 2009′s expectations.
I may or may not be posting the first 15 mins of the pre-show and the 2nd hour part of the show because of the songs being played. It may be posted temporary.
Here’s the playlist at this link.
You can listen to the first hour of the show by pressing play.
Hour 1

Hour 2 (Be sure to listen to it as soon as possible)

Feature Interviews
Radio Radio – Press play to listen or download it.

Ania Ziemirska – Press play to listen or download it.

Late October Entry – From Ottawa Fashion Week
Here are a few silly photos I took from the iPod touch. As you sort of see that I had to wear nice clothing. Luckily, I got to hang out with the Apartment 613 crew for awhile. I should give a shoutout to Twenty York Street as I was given a mention on one of the blog entry. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any photos of the runway itself but I had a good time attending Ottawa Fashion Week. Nothing beats getting some free food at an event.

Flying Over To Polaris Again – S06E01 (Season Premiere)

Congratulations to Karkwa for winning the 2010 Polaris Music Prize.



Finally! The blog is back for a sixth season and an apology due to a slight delay on the return. The Summer of 2010 was pretty interesting due to the hot weather but I enjoyed doing the so-called “summer specials” where I did some interviews at music festivals.
I have decided to begin the new season on the upcoming Polaris Music Prize. Friday night at Canteen Art Shop + Gallery held a Polaris Music Prize poster show. The 10 nominated short listed albums shown in an elegant poster art. I was told that the Broken Social Scene poster (image below) has been a hot seller. Mind you, those posters don’t come cheap. The photos on top are Radio Radio and The Sadies. The rest from under are Owen Pallett, Karkwa, Caribou, Broken Social Scene, The Besnard Lakes, Tegan & Sara, Dan Mangan & Shad.
There was a raffle draw for 2 tickets to go to Toronto (transportation and accomodation excluded) for The Polaris Music Prize Gala. Was hoping to win it but it’s unlikely to go to Toronto on such short notice.
In a way, Canadian indie music fans and myself cannot wait to find out who will win the 2010 Polaris Music Prize and the $20,000. I am totally rooting for either Dan Mangan or Shad to win it.
Enjoy viewing the photos that I shot on the new iPod touch (4th generation). Apologies on the image quality coming from it.

Aside from the poster show, there were other things happening that almost made myself go crazy. Prior to attending the poster show, I had to go to Raw Sugar Cafe to do an audio interview with Kat Burns of Forest City Lovers. I should expect the airdate for the interview to be airing for this coming Wednesday (Sept. 22nd) on CKCU-FM.
Afterwards, I decided to make a short stop to Darcy McGees for Oyster Friday. If you don’t know Oyster Friday, it is basically a Twitter get together for beers and free complimentary oysters. In case any of the tweeps read this, it’s my shoutout to you. You people are awesome!
The Canteen one’s already explained as after the checking out the poster show, I dropped by to Cafe Nostalgica to interview a Toronto singer, Megan Bonnell. I missed out on her performance due to going back to Raw Sugar Cafe to see Forest City Lovers perform. All I can say about Bonnell is that she’s lovely, nice and pretty easy-going. It was also the first time to conduct the interview without preparing questions. The airdate will be announced. She’s sure going to be an great singer.

To end off, Friday, September 17, 2010 was considered a hectic time due to walking all over downtown Ottawa and breaking a sweat. It’s all on fun time.
Here’s a videoclip of the posters.