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Radio Interviews With Billy the Kid & Shayna Zaid & The Catch – S05E41


I didn’t expect to be filling in on Monday at CKCU-FM but it gave me an opportunity to move up the audio interviews. Billy the Kid interview was supposed to be for Wednesday but with the special day, it got moved up. As for the interview, it was recorded on March 1st at Zaphod Beeblebrox. Here’s the playlist on the special time and day at this link. I got to play the theme to Final Fantasy XIII as I have been playing it like crazy for a week.
For people searching on Google and on the web, the Billy the Kid I am referring is the Canadian singer-songwriter, not some American person! Sorry for the rant.

Don’t forget to listen to the show by pressing play.



Billy the Kid Interview
Part 1 – Press play or download it.



Part 2 – Press play or download it.



Wednesday’s Radio Show and the Shayna Zaid & The Catch Interview

As usual, I unexpectedly had to solo host the Wednesday morning radio show. Overall, I got to air the Shaya Zaid & The Catch in its entirety, well in 2 parts as I had enough time to air it. They were in Ottawa on March 10 at Zaphod Beeblebrox. I truly enjoyed the interview because it’s my first to chat up with a non-Canadian band. I got excited asking Zaid about Chinese related topics from Chinese music and music channels in Asia. What also surprised me was one of the members has a Coldplay connection.
A funny part was having to play the theme song to Jem & The Holograms after the first part of the interview. Thanks to Alan Neal of the CBC because he seems to be a fan of the classic cartoon.
There’s a new segment on my show called WildWorks Extra and for the time being, I’ll be playing Cantopop songs from the year 2000 because I’m just feeling nostalgic and how time has gone by so quickly. Aside from saying the song names in Chinese (Cantonese), it’s the first time that I also said a song name in Japanese, with help of Wikipedia. Extra has been on for a couple of times and it’s become a regular part of the show.

The playlist for Wednesday’s show is at this link.
Provided a Youtube link to the two J-Pop songs I played on the playlist.

Here’s Wednesday’s radio show, press play to listen. The Jem theme song is played around the 20 min mark.



Shayna Zaid & The Catch Interview Part 1  – press play or download it.



Shayna Zaid & The Catch Interview Part 2 – press play or download it.


9.9.09, A New Name Change & Look on the Blog – S05E01 (Season Premiere)

The Beatles Rock Band and SF20: The Art of Street FighterIt’s a 9.9.09 to remember because I bought The Beatles Rock Band for the Nintendo Wii (pictured) and a way to start off the new season on this blog. I am surprised that I am up to 5 seasons and hoping to keep improving on my entries. It has been awhile that I have been playing music video games due to playing Punch-Out!! (a friend is still borrowing it) and the TV room is a mess at the moment thanks to 2 new bookshelves needing to be placed. I got a chance to play The Beatles Rock Band and have to say that it is excellent to hear their songs remastered. I only played 3 songs and I wish I can get friends over to playing it. Luckily, the Guitar Hero instruments are compatible to The Beatles Rock Band game. Although, Beatlemania continues to rock out in the 2000s and finally in digital form.
Also pictured is the Street Fighter book called SF20: The Art of Street Fighter. I didn’t know it was being released at The Comic Book Shoppe and I decided to go for it because they added art from Street Fighter IV and Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. I still love the Street Fighter series. It brings a nostalgic feeling looking at the artworks from the video game covers to magazines.

New Name and New Look

I decided to change the name to The WildWorks Station because during the Summer, I have been incorporating more music and radio coverage. I got a chance to become a fill-in host at CKCU-FM and it’s become a learning experience to actually host a radio show. Expect to see more on the music front for this blog. It’s great to hang out with radio hosts from Monday and Thursday at CKCU-FM.
With the name change, I felt that Lenny’s World didn’t seem right since I don’t really travel around the world and the title didn’t make sense to what I am writing.
With the new look, I accidentally changed the template by mistake, that was very unexpected as I was supposedly browsing on the templates here. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Lenny

September 9, 2009 at 18:33

Co-Hosting With Craig Norris on CBC Radio 3 – S04E25

Sorry Pedro for Changing Your Face. :)It has finally happened, I got to be co-hosting with Craig Norris on CBC Radio 3. How did it go? It went pretty good, aside that I was getting nervous the week and days before it happened. It’s all in the preparation. Here’s the link to the blog entry from CBC Radio 3, http://tinyurl.com/odv2sz
Overall, I hope anyone who listened enjoyed what I had to say and the song choices as well. During one of the host break, I said “Wu-Tang (as in the rap group, Wu-Tang Clan),” and it’s a nod to the two guys at Fundamentally Sound on CKCU-FM, Dennis and C.J. “Showtime”. As they usually call me that in their shout-outs. :)
Sorry for the Photoshop job on the photo. The original photo was with Pedro Mendes, producer of the R3-30 with Craig Norris. It was taken on April 24, 2009 when R3 was doing a live taping for Black Mountain/Ladyhawk/Pack A.D. for B.C. Scene.
At least Craig got a good laugh at the photo job. The original photo is on this link, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/3472674616/.
Here’s the Flickr link to previous Listener Co-Host Initiative images. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbcradio3/sets/72157616677894211/.
I’m hopeful that it will be replayed on Sunday morning on CBC Radio 3. Let me know if you liked my co-hosting.

Comic Talk
I haven’t been able to talk about comic books in awhile but the buzz right now is Archie Comics. Yes, Archie Andrews will be proposing to Veronica Lodge in August at comic book store. In my opinion, I kind of prefer Archie going for Betty instead. I used to read Archie Comics when I was young. Let the joking go ahead.
News sites like the CBC (story linked) have been talking about it. Will I be picking up a copy come August? Probably.
Aside from that, I still pick up the usual Marvel Comics but I am not getting too many comics due to a lack of interesting stories and possible price hikes to over $4.

Oh! I Forgot That Punch-Out!! Returned (Entry Updated on May 30, 2009)
PunchOut Wii
Due to not updating a lot on my blog, I had the opportunity to play Punch-Out!! on the Nintendo Wii. The game was released on May 20, 2009 and the irony is that I did not brag to friends that I got the game as it felt like a quiet update. So far, I have enjoyed the updated revival of this beloved NES classic. Mind you, I never got to play Punch-Out!! (NES) and Super Punch-Out!! on SNES when I was young. Since getting the Nintendo Wii, I got to download Punch-Out!! and Super Punch-Out!! through Virtual Console. I gotta say that I had trouble playing through Punch-Out!! because I never experienced it when I was younger. Super Punch-Out!! came out around at the end of March (I downloaded it in April), as I didn’t play much of the SNES version a lot. On the Wii’s update, I found the controls to be looser than the original version. In a way, it’s easier than the two previous versions. Overall, I am totally enjoying the game but I am sticking to the NES classic control setting as I did try the motion with the Wii Balance Board and I am used to it. I would probably use the Remote and Nunchuk with friends for fun. A beloved classic for new generations is a definite must.

Close to a Season Finale
I am nearing my end for season 4 of my blog and so far, I haven’t been able to go to a lot of concerts or events for May. OK, I did checked out the tulips and checking out the Canadian Museum of Nature on Victoria Day. No photos were being used. I hope there will be something to do for this coming weekend as we end May.
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