The Kick-Off To 2011 With a Double Top Ten Countdown – S06E18


Happy New Year!
To start off 2011 on my radio show, I did two top 10 countdowns. One was finishing up my own year end countdown and the other was the return of the Wild 10 Countdown. Due to time limitations from the December 29, 2010 show where I played 40 out of the 50 songs from my year end countdown. As for who’s number one for the Top 50 of 2010, it’s a no-brainer that Montreal’s Arcade Fire tops on my year ender because I have been playing The Suburbs a lot on CKCU-FM. As for the return of the Wild 10 Countdown to begin 2011, it’s also Arcade Fire as I heard Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) on various radio shows because the hosts said that it’s their favourite song from The Suburbs.
Also on the show was a new co-host as it’s her first time to be on the radio. Another guest on the show was none other than DJ Digs, who does his show on early Thursday morning.
There was a voice cameo appearance the two hosts of The New Midnight Jamz on Saturday nights on CKCU-FM. They were there to introduce the number four song from the Top 50 of 2010. It was none other than Shad with Rose Garden (YouTube link).
I have been playing Beach House lately as radio shows have made it one of their picks of 2010. I got to give credit to my former co-host, Marzia for getting me into the Baltimore band. The worse part is not leaving a dry eye because their songs from their third album, Teen Dream are so dreamy and very emotional.
If you are wondering what was played on the show, check out the playlist by clicking here.
For the first part of the year end countdown, the playlist is at this link.
I posted the full top 50 of 2010 at this link.
The return of The Wild 10 Countdown for January 5th is at this link.

Audio – Radio Show for  January 5, 2011
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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.
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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.

2010 Summer Special

It’s this time of year where I sporadically post entries during the Summer. I had the opportunity to go for more Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest dates compared to last year. I was able to do audio interviews with several artists. It will be provided here. Overall, I was excited to see some of the performing acts. Worse part was enduring the heat.

The Ottawa Folk Festival Edition (Posted on August 18, 2010)

You can listen to the August 18th edition of the radio show. Aside from the top 10 countdown and Arcade Fire songs, there were interviews from Rolf Klausener of The Acorn, Aidan Knight, Jill Zmud, & Jim Bryson.
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Apparently, I am taking part in this blog rally challenge, check the blog link out by clicking here. If you like my entry on Ottawa Bluesfest or the radio show, just comment away. Finished on July 26th.

Don’t forget to check out http://wild5countdownckcu.wordpress.com/ as it will be the only blog to be updated weekly during the Summer. I have been mentioning Arcade Fire over on the other blog.

Cameo In Audio Form on Other Radio Shows

Posted: August 4, 2010
There are two radio shows where I made a voice cameo appearance.
The New Midnight Jamz on July 31, 2010 – press play to listen.

The Drunken Master Revue on August 4, 2010 – press play to listen.

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Two Band Interviews Aired and a Guest Co-Host – S05E38


It’s an opportunity to try something a bit different on my radio show. I know it’s pulling a bit like CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth and the other CKCU Special Blend shows in airing two different audio interviews. It was also a unique show this week because I had a special guest co-host helping me, it’s Kara from Bands Undone. Originally, she wanted to come by to the station but was busy and got injured. Finally, her time to co-host on the radio happened!
I have been on-air for two hours for basically a month, it’s all in fun time.

On the show, I aired two interviews, one was The Belle Game, which was recorded this past Monday (Feb. 22) night at Canteen. The other interview by Nightwood (of Montreal) was done in January.
The Belle Game was at Canteen for Bands Undone and they literally played a great set.
Video and Reviews from the Bands Undone site is at this link. Check it out as I did the filming for their live in-session, minus the editing as Kara took care of that.
The location for this band is pretty bi-coastal as some are from Vancouver, some from Montreal and one from Maine. As for the interview, it’s a hoot to listen as it was funny. There were mentions of bands like Ottawa’s The Acorn, Toronto’s Ohbijou, and Vancouver’s Said The Whale.
The funny thing during the show was one of the members of The Belle Game was listening to the show LIVE while using Twitter.
During the show, we discussed on the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and what’s shows are coming up in Ottawa. Played new songs from Broken Social Scene and Jason Collett. Trying to be fresh in playing new tracks from Canadian indie artists.
As usual, I decided to be silly and play a theme from a CKCU show called Tread Lightly.
The video above is a video I shot and it’s a separate interview from The Belle Game.

Without further ado, you can listen to the show by pressing play.
The full show
Extra (Chatted more about the 2010 Vancouver Olympics before what would be “Wonderful Wednesday”)
Check out the playlist at this link.

Interviews

The Belle Game
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Nightwood
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The New Midnight Jamz on CKCU for February 27, 2010
I had the opportunity to hang out with the gang from that show. You can listen to the 2 hour show by pressing play.