Spiral Beach Interview and My First Funding Drive Show – S05E15

Added another radio show for Wednesday, October 28, 2009Spiral Beach at Zaphod Beeblebrox on October 17, 2009
Today (Monday) was my 2nd and abbreviated edition of my radio show. It was suppose to be 30 minutes but it got extended a bit longer because the alternating Monday host was running late. My main important thing was airing the Spiral Beach interview.

I made so many blunders for the first funding drive show on CKCU-FM. I will be on for 90 minutes next Monday and if you want make a pledge during my show from 2.30-4pm (Eastern time), please do so! The number to call to make a donation is 613-5203920 and outside of Ottawa is 1-877-5203920. I had the opportunity to meet a few of the CKCU hosts and volunteers as they were taking their own time of the day to answering phone call pledges.

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Here’s my interview with Spiral Beach.
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Update for Wednesday, October 28, 2009.

I co-hosted on Audio Sensory Resuscitation with Mike for his Funding Drive Show.
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A Beach Spiralling While Waiting Two Hours in the Traffic – S05E11

Two Hours Traffic at Zaphod Beeblebrox on October 17, 2009
I know the title for this entry sounds weird and I’m being creative with it whenever I can. I’m trying to combine Spiral Beach and Two Hours Traffic together,
Saturday night was frigid at Zaphod Beeblebrox for the Two Hours Traffic and Spiral Beach with The Danks concert. I had the opportunity to get audio interviews with both bands. I am unsure when I will air it because CKCU will be starting their funding drive. Before the concert started, the place was getting smokey and I don’t know what was going on. It might of been the heater. This was when Spiral Beach was on their sound check. I did not know that this concert was the final show of their Canadian tour. It must be nice to finish the tour in the Nation’s Capital.

When The Danks started their set, the building was starting to warm up from the lack of heat. Overall, they played a rocking set and I totally forgot they are from P.E.I. and members are one-half of Two Hours Traffic. There were some people dancing along to their songs.

After The Danks was Toronto’s Spiral Beach. As usual, they brought the crowd to an energetic start. It was a packed crowd and they sure didn’t disappoint. They played their older and the newer songs like Made of Stone and Domino.
Finally, to Two Hours Traffic, they started off with two popular songs, first with Territory from their new album and the second being Nighthawks. They sure know how to keep the crowds happy because it was totally packed and I couldn’t take a lot of photos during their performance. The last song before their encore was Jezebel, another popular song of theirs. When they did their encore before the 11pm curfew, one of the songs I totally forgot was “Backseat Sweetheart.”

I totally enjoyed their concert because it has been awhile I have gone to Zaphods and seeing the packed crowds is just fun to see.
You can click here to view the photos from the Two Hours Traffic, Spiral Beach and The Danks concert.
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The Flick Off Express in Ottawa – S04S03


This afternoon, I decided to check out the Flick Off Express down at Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa. It was an event to raise awareness on climate change. Musical acts who performed were Spiral Beach and The Constantines. Guests on hand were Gill Deacon and David Suzuki. I enjoyed the event except that it was a bit chilly out and I carried a small bag for the camera. I didn’t expect to get some free goodies like an aluminum water bottle and an enviromental package from Flick Off. Trust me, this is a good cause to go for because the environment is a priority to everyday lives in Canada and abroad. Photos from the event are also on my Flickr account, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157608148500002/. There’s a photo of myself and David Suzuki in the Flickr set. Enjoy!