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The Wooden Sky Interview and The Radio Show – S05E33


On Sunday January 24, I had the opportunity to check out The Wooden Sky at Bands Undone and did a very silly interview with three of the members. The band was in Ottawa for the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Acoustic Wave series. I did not take any photos for this session as I other things on mind during the weekend. Their set was great as they did performed four songs. Great band and they’re embarking on their tour at this moment.
Video performance is up on Vimeo at this link.
Review including videos from Bands Undone is at this link.

The Radio Show for January 27, 2010

As promised, I played some new Canadian indie tunes and a new segment (including Audio Sensory Resuscitation) counting down the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
I decided to air The Wooden Sky interview this week because of one question as I did not want to make this particular song old if it’s aired at a later month. The interviews from November and December will be aired soon. Prior to airing the interview, I had to rant about another CKCU show because they talked about Hong Kong movies. That show was The Drunken Master Review. It was sort of ranting what I thought about Jackie Chan’s New Police Story.
It was unexpected to get an extra half hour because the incoming host was busy with something.
Here’s the playlist for Audio Sensory Resuscitation – link
Here’s the playlist for my show – link.
Press play to listen to the entire show or you can listen to the audio stream through iTunes.

Another option is listening to my show if you want to know about my rant on Jackie Chan, The Drunken Master Review and the songs I played.

The Wooden Sky interview, press play to listen or download it. You can now stream it through iTunes or any other media players.

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Nightwood at Bands Undone, May-Jun & Wednesday’s Radio Show – S05E32


I had the opportunity to check out Nightwood at Bands Undone on Monday, January 18, 2010. It would be the first Bands Undone for 2010 and another unique performance because they were singing their stripped down versions of their songs. The band is from Montreal, Quebec and they have been together for about 10 years. Talk about how time flies by so quickly.

There will be an audio interview with Nightwood coming sometime next month as I am still backlogged from other interviews from November and December. All I will say that it will be a funny and interesting interview when it will be aired.
You can view the photos from the Flickr link.
Video is available at this link and also available on YouTube.
Review from Bands Undone is at this link. Check it out!
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May-Jun on Audio Sensory Resuscitation at CKCU-FM – S05E31


I had an opportunity to give the host of Audio Sensory Resuscitation a guest on the show. It’s the first time for him and myself to having a guest perform live on the radio show. The previous Wednesday (Jan. 6) would of been his first show of the new decade but he got sick and was unable to do so. Luckily, it was my first radio show of 2010. We had May-Jun on the show and she got to play her live on the radio and there were giveaways on the show for the lucky people who got to call in. We also talked about what she does when she’s not in music mode and also promoting her free show at Zaphod Beeblebrox on January 18, 2010.

Even though, it did not make the cut on the Bands Undone video for Sadie Hell (she’s now a member of the band), I got to remind May-Jun about the blue guitar she owns and I won’t mention too much because you have to listen to it (barring no volume problems).

Here’s hoping May-Jun reads this part. I didn’t get a chance to ask her on-air about a certain music genre if she knew about it. There were three songs I had wish to play but due to time, there was no need. Here’s the links of the songs I kind of wanted to play, link #1, link #2 (the 2 are by the same singer) and link #3 (not the best quality).  It’s not a big deal that I didn’t ask, but hoping you like those songs. I am not sure if you were influenced by that music genre. I was also listening to those songs when I was on the bus to CKCU/Carleton University.

Here’s a link from her MySpace on her fun times.
The playlist of the show is at this link. If you want to find out what songs she played, you can also download her music at http://may-jun.bandcamp.com/.

You can listen to the show by pressing play or you can download it (Don’t forget to save as after the audio is downloaded).

Note: There might be volume issues throughout the audio. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Here’s the video of May-Jun and host, Mike dancing around to this song called Sweet Music. Here’s the YouTube version for anyone who’s having trouble viewing on Vimeo.
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Starting 2010 With Doctor Who and Sadie Hell – S05E30


It’s now 2010 and I started off the new year by watching Doctor Who. It was part 2 of The End of Time and also the end of David Tennant’s stint as the Time Lord and the show’s head writer, Russell T. Davies. Ever since Doctor Who returned to the airwaves in 2005, they have been coming out with the Christmas specials. The Christmas specials have become a tradition for myself because there’s not much happening on Christmas day. This one is very important because in 2009, there was no full series of Doctor Who because Tennant was off acting on stage. There were the four specials and the final two were David Tennant’s final adventure and swan song. Here’s an image I put up and it’s from the ending where he regenerates. It’s a sad scene watching the Doctor go into regeneration. Doctor Who fans like myself have been fond of Tennant, it’s just hard to see him leave the role. I’m going to miss the brown pinstripe suit (there’s also the blue pinstripe suit), the Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers (I will continue to wear them no matter what), the glasses he occasionally wore and the sonic screwdriver.

Overall, the 2nd part of The End of Time was excellent. As non-spoiler as I can be, the acting among the cast was superb. Seeing the emotions of Tennant as The Doctor clings to his death was just strong and emotional. It was touching to watch the companions of previous seasons mark their farewell as they won’t be coming back for future episodes. The words, I don’t want to go will probably linger on for awhile because it’s so heartbreaking and us fans will have to move on that Tennant is no longer the Doctor.
I can’t wait for the Spring when Matt Smith (Eleventh Doctor) takes over for Doctor Who.
How could I not forget to mention that it’s wonderful to see another “iconic” British character (well, actor) appear in the show. I know Timothy Dalton did two James Bond movies. It was nice to see two famous British character sort of meet face to face. I know it’s silly of me to imagine James Bond meeting Doctor Who.
Since I wanted to embed the YouTube clip, here’s the link to the preview of Doctor Who Series 5.
It looked like the finale scored 10.4 million viewers in the UK. Thus ends the David Tennant years on Doctor Who.

The First Radio Show of 2010 – Another Themed Show to Wrapup the Holidays

Here is the first radio show of 2010 (on January 6). Started with Sadie Hell, played a new Basia Bulat song (album to be released on January 26, 2010), and almost ending with Doctor Who (again). I played the best of the 2000s. It was basically my picks throughout 2000 and I had to change my song choices due to the mainstream music that I’m not supposed to play regularly. In irony, I played several British hits from the 2000s and it seems like a few people are starting to remember S Club 7. I will resume the interviews for next Wednesday.
Playlist is up on CKCU’s website at this link.
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Two Bands Undone Sessions to Almost End 2009 – S05E29

Note on December 28, 2009: The two Bands Undone weren’t the final sessions of 2009. There was one on December 27, 2009. There’s a slight change in the title.

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were two jam-packed sessions for Bands Undone on December 11, 2009. First, it was Vancouver, British Columbia’s Mother Mother. They are on their Canadian tour and opening up for The Mathew Good Band. Even though the band was tight on schedule, they delivered an excellent performance. The funny part was the frontman of Mother Mother, Ryan Guldemond, messed up on the lyrics, it was unnoticeable. It was nice to hear Body of Years as their 2nd song because hearing Molly Guldemond and Jasmin Parkin’s parts was just wow! It was also nice to see a good crowd at Bands Undone and even though it was on a Friday during lunch time. As for the upcoming interview, it was short and hopefully the finished product will be good because there were parts where I goofed up. Overall, awesome band and no wonder why Mother Mother was the winner for CBC Radio 3’s 2009 Bucky Awards for Best Live Act.
Next up was Laurent Bourque, originally from Ottawa but now resides in Montreal, Quebec. He’s an up and coming singer. The host of Bands Undone was impressed with his music days before his performance. I wasn’t sure what to expect. When he performed, it caught my attention because his voice was smooth and his music had a softer Pop/Rock feel. I did do an interview with for my radio, which will be scheduled to air in January. It’s most likely I will be delaying my interviews until January due to the fact that I will playing Christmas songs and year-end top 10’s.
Photos from both performances can be checked out at this link.
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The Most Serene Republic Interview Added With a Snowstorm – S05E28

What a way to start Wednesday morning with a blast of snow. Even though my blog is snowing (until January 4, 2010), it’s not as intense and cold compared to outside in Ottawa. I was able to make it to CKCU through blizzard conditions. The bus ride took me over an hour. Yep, Winter has arrived. During the show, I had to endure Lady GaGa by surprise, thanks to the host. Go ahead as you laugh it off. Today’s show included some several Christmas tunes and the interview with one of the members of The Most Serene Republic.
I still can’t stop playing You Say Party! We Say Die! Enjoy listening to the show.
Can’t wait to check out Bands Undone for Friday as it will be Mother Mother and Laurent Bourque at different times.
Here’s Wednesday edition of Audio Sensory Resuscitation and my show combine. Press play to listen.

Here’s my show. Press play to listen.

Due to the sound quality from the radio show being not so great, you can listen to the interview with Emma of The Most Serene Republic separately. Press play to listen or download it.

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Caledonia – Bands Undone and Zaphods – S05E27


It was a tight packed session at Canteen as Caledonia dropped by for Bands Undone. Let’s just say that the band brought the whole equipment for another stellar performance at the art shop & gallery.

The funny part for myself when Caledonia sang the first song was continuously eating Humpty Dumpty Party Mix due to the face that the lead singer kept saying “hunger!” It led me to keep eating on the pretzels and ringalos. They performed 4 terrific songs and it wowed the small audience.

The funny part with the separate interviews was Kara (the host) and myself had trouble saying ECMA (East Coast Music Awards) and it was unusual because the name looks easy because we had trouble saying it.

I didn’t expect to have a long Saturday as I decided to join the two Brian’s to go to Zaphod Beeblebrox for Caledonia (again) with Matt Ouimet and Sarah Hallman. Due to the competing gigs elsewhere in downtown Ottawa on Saturday and the Santa Claus Parade being held at night-time, it was not busy at Zaphods but there were several went to see Caledonia. Overall, they’re a great band from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hallman and Ouimet’s performances were enjoyable.
You can view the photos at this link.
The Bands Undone review is now posted up.
Here’s the video taken by Brian. YouTube version also available.
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The Ohbijou Interview and What’s Ahead for December – S05E26


I had to fill-in for the host of Audio Sensory Resuscitation on CKCU-FM for Wednesday. Luckily, I was prepared to play whatever songs and I started off with What’s Going On?, a cover from the classic Marvin Gaye song. Done by the All Star Tribute, it was for the fight against AIDS Worldwide in 2001, following the 9/11 attacks. It was the day after World AIDS Day, which takes place on December 1. It’s fitting that I played “What’s Going On” and the new song by Alicia Keys because I’ve been a supporter of the (Red) campaign. From the Hallmark cards to the iPod nano, it’s all for a good cause. What’s unique this year was having to participate via Twitter by using red texts and watching the Alicia Keys live concert through YouTube as part of World AIDS Day.

Aside from that, I finally aired the interview with two members of Ohbijou. Mind you, there were funny moments that I didn’t edit out in the interview. My segments throughout the show was a coast to coast starting from Joel Plaskett of Halifax all the way to British Columbia from bands like Said The Whale, You Say Party! We Say Die! and etc. Then I played this connecting theme from Silver Starling to Stars and Arcade Fire. There were some shoutouts to people I called out during the B.C. set.

You can listen to Wednesday’s show by pressing play. Slight apologies on the sound because it seems like it’s back to the mono-like sound quality.

The Ohibjou interview. Press play to listen or download it.

Don’t forget to check the playlist.
I can’t wait for the return of Corey & Erica on the airwaves because their presence has been missed. They will be on sometime next week. We also need Kristal of Kristal’s Method to return on the radio too. I also can’t wait to play some Christmas tunes.

What’s happening in December? I’m starting off by participating in the YouTube Battle at Babylon Nightclub this Friday. Presented by Artengine, Canteen and Disorganized.
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As usual, I will be attending Bands Undone with Caledonia, Mother Mother and Laurent Bourque.

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Wrapping Up November With Hey Ocean!, Leif Vollebekk and The Radio Show – S05E25


It’s a November to remember because I had been going to a lot of shows and on Monday’s radio show, I played the ones that I attended. Before I get to that, I will review the shows I attended on the final weekend of November. First, it was Hey Ocean! at Bands Undone. To my own amazement, they played a great acoustic and intimate set. Of all the previous Band Undones I have attended, this was so unique because they were missing their members and the setup was very simple. It was David Beckingham with his guitar and Ashleigh Ball on her voice. Overall, I was pleased to see Hey Ocean! as they are down to earth and nice performers. Again, thanks to Kara for always organizing a great show for the bloggers, photographers and media for this unique session.
You can check the photos by going to this link.
The review on Bands Undone is now available on this link.
Here’s the video taken by Brian. YouTube version also available.
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My radio show for Monday, November 30, 2009. I didn’t expect to go on half an hour early. Played some fillers like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Metric and Said The Whale. I aired the Immaculate Machine interview and then I played the bands and artists that I attended at their concerts throughout November. They were Elliott Brood, Silver Starling, Ohbijou, The Most Serene Republic, Think About Life, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Bravestation and Jill Zmud.
Without further ado, here’s Monday’s show. Press play to listen.

The interview with Brooke Gallupe of Immaculate Machine.
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All Things Bands Undone, The Bonjay Interview, and More – S05E24


This entry seems to be all things Bands Undone. On Tuesday afternoon, I checked out Kalle Mattson for Bands Undone. It was booked at the last minute and was an early show. They are from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario but some or all of the members are now residing in Ottawa for their studies. Overall, the session was pretty good as it brought a folk rock style. There was one song where the lead singer sang a Bob Dylan song. Following the session, there was jokes about Bob Dylan.
You can check the photos by clicking here. The BU section is now updated at this link.
You can watch the videos from Vimeo. Excellent quality provided through Vimeo.
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Onto the Wednesday morning radio show, I am still co-hosting on Audio Sensory Resuscitation. The host played some tunes and I got my friend to request a song. We made an announcement for the upcoming guests for December and that will be loads of fun.
On my short show, I finally played my own show ID and it’s the one from The Most Serene Republic. I played a Christmas Chinese song by Mavis Fan and aired the Bonjay interview at Bands Undone and then played the song, Gimme Gimme. Played “Fish” by Hey Ocean! as a preview to Saturday’s Bands Undone. I hope you will enjoy the shows. It’s in two parts. One is with the whole show in its entirety or the second part, which is my half-hour show if you want to listen to the first song and the Bonjay interview.
As for the Chinese Christmas song, I was searching on Google for any translation or info, I found this site, Asia Pacific Arts: APA Top 10: Holiday Songs From Asia. The song I played is at #4. Mind you that this top 10 was done in 2008. Not sure if there’s a 2009 version coming up.

Audio Sensory Resuscitation/The WildWorks Show for November 25, 2009

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The WildWorks Show for November 25, 2009
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Here is the Bonjay interview at Bands Undone.
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I forgot to mention that I make a cameo appearance in the Bonjay @ Bands Undone video. Click here to watch the excellent video. There’s the Vimeo version at this link.
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