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Date archives January 2013

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It’s The Who Is Playing Coachella 2013 Show – S08E21

CKCU January 30th
Hey again listeners and blog readers, Candice here!

So this isn’t ACTUALLY the Coachella show, but let’s go with it, OK?

With Coachella’s organizers tweeting out their much-anticipated lineup for April 2013,  Lenny and I picked out the tunes for this week’s show by scoping out our favourites from the bevy of artists scheduled to perform.

There’s lots of Canadian talent heading south in the spring, so during the live show, we played some offerings from Grimes, Purity Ring (personal favourite!), Stars and Metric. You can check out the playlist here

And for our Wild 10 Countdown, our number one pick was from the new album by Tegan and Sara. Heartthrobs is their seventh studio album, so we thought “Now I’m All Messed Up” would be a fitting way to round out our top ten. You can find the summary here.

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An Interview With The Bombadils and a New Blog Contributor – S08E20

With The Bombadils at CKCU_

This week, I give you a new blog contributor as well in making her return to the radio show. Here’s Candice So.

Hi friends, this is Candice So and I co-hosted with Lenny back in November 2011. It’s been a while, but hosting on WildWorks is just as fun as ever! Thanks to Lenny for having me back.

So today was definitely one of those days that makes you either majorly proud – or upset – to be an Ottawan. High of -23 degrees Celsius, dropping with -39 with the windchill, and pretty much everyone blowing up Facebook and Twitter by saying how freaking cold it is.

With the bone-chilling weather in mind, on this edition of the show, we tried to keep things nice and cosy with an interview with The Bombadils, a Celtic folk band based in Montreal. Lenny spoke to the four-piece ensemble and asked them about their Lord of the Rings-inspired name, where they came from and where they’re hoping to go in the future. Then they were kind enough to record an acoustic set for us in CKCU‘s Studio B – give it a listen and see what you think!

Other highlights from the show include the latest offering from Tegan and Sara, a track from The Acorn and a very catchy just-released number from Young Galaxy. The entire playlist can be found here.

This week’s Wild 10 Countdown has Hilotrons at the top spot. The summary can be found here.
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Gloria of Scary Bear Soundtrack Taking Over The Show – S08E19

With Gloria - January 2013

OK, I couldn’t think of a good title. On this week’s edition of the show, I had the opportunity to have Gloria from Scary Bear Soundtrack join me on the show because she has been promoting a live show at Babylon Nightclub for Wednesday night (today). It’s also her final live show as she will be moving to Nunavut at the end of January. Even though, it’s her swan song, the band is doing a music video party release before leaving to the Northern confines of the Arctic.
On the radio show, Gloria picked some of her music picks from the likes of Melissa Laveaux and gatesgatesgates while there were brand new music on my end from You Say Party, Leif Vollebekk and The Matinee. January is a bit slow in terms of new music being released. It was another blessing in disguise to have a guest on the show. It was an unexpected surprise to play You Say Party’s new song right away as it was announced on social media and music sites. It’s great to hear about the band reuniting after their tough time back in 2010.
Also mentioned during the live show was talking PSY’s Gangnam Style. Overall, a good mix of new wave, rock and folk music all in one for this week’s show.
The first half of the show for this blog is the Wild 10 Countdown. For the second week on the top spot, Pick Me Up by Hollerado is still number one.
The top 10 countdown for January 16th is over at this link.
After the countdown, I discussed about Arts & Crafts celebrating their 10th anniversary and Broken Social Scene reuniting for one night only. What I forgot to do was mention Broken Social Scene in the playlist set. It’s after Caught a Long Wind by Feist. I blame my co-host for no-showing.
The playlist for the radio show is over at this link.
Finally got New Myspace and my profile is over at this link. Hopefully the new version has a good following and not fizzle out.
All I can say to Gloria, enjoy your time in Nunavut, your presence in Ottawa will be missed but two years can go by quickly.

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A Tribute to a Great Jazz Host In Ottawa – S08E18

In Memory of Jacques Emond

It’s with great sadness to find out a host at CKCU-FM passed away on the weekend. Swing’s In The Air, hosted by Jacques Emond, was a wonderful and kind host. Aside from being a host at CKCU, he was also associated with Ottawa Jazz Festival as Artistic Director. As tributes have been pouring in condolences on the station’s website, it certainly shows how much an impact Emond had within the Ottawa Jazz scene and the loyal presences on the radio every Sunday afternoon.
On the radio show, I mentioned that I had the chance and privilege to have met him as it was when I started my radio show in 2009. I was a rookie at that time and not knowing about various hosts at the station. As what everyone said, he was definitely a kind man and had some witty and carefree attitude. One thing I forgot to mention was listening to his show while in the CKCU office, a host from another show came on to get listeners to pledge and they were speaking in French. It goes to show how generous Emond was. His generosity and keen atitude totally showed his true love of Jazz music.
The photo shown is a clipping from the Ottawa Citizen. I hope you will enjoy to listen to the radio show as classic Jazz tracks were played.
The playlist is over at this link.
Also on the show was the return of the Wild 10 Countdown. For past month, there were holiday and year-end music shows. This week’s countdown had returnees as certain bands and musicians were played on various best of 2012 music shows.
The top 10 is over at this link.

If you get a chance, I have been doing a photo 365 challenge of sorts. It’s over at this link.
That’s all for the week. If I left out some other detailed parts, I was having a headache as I wrote this post. Apology on the lack of writing.

Audio/Radio Show
The January 9th Radio Show – Press play to listen
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It’s 2013! Concluding the Best of 2012 Music – S08E17

January 2nd Post Show

Hello 2013, it’s a new year and what a nice way to have the radio show on the day after January 1st, new year’s day. On this edition, I brought in a guest on the show because the regular co-host’s away on her holiday break. The guest is Brianna Harris and she’s a student at Carleton University. She is also an indie music fan but more on the folk genre. It was a privilege to give her a listen to various Canadian indie music from 2012. I left several Canadian artists and bands out from my top 50 of 2012 as it was a difficult choice to put them as there were so many good album and EP releases in 2012. Overall, she enjoyed the radio show and liked the music that were played.

Also on the January 2nd show was the conclusion to the year-end countdown. This time, it’s the top 12 non-Canadian indie music of 2012. The segment was pre-recorded as I wanted my co-host (Lauren) to experience the excitement in counting down the tunes of 2012. The top pick from the list of 2012 was Beach House because Bloom was basically our favourite album. Their music makes me happy, dreamy and putting me into tears. I’m reminded from a former co-host from Italy who got me to like the band and a former host from RTHK Radio 3 (now living in England) who had Teen Dream as one of her picks from 2010. Without those two, I wouldn’t have fallen in awe with Beach House.
The list for the top 12 is posted below.

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