Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Favourite Albums of 2007

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
4. The National - Boxer
5. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
6. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
7. Jamie T - Panic Prevention
8. !!! - Myth Takes
9. Babyshambles - Shotter's Nation
10. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
11. The Rosebuds - Night Of The Furies
12. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
13. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
14. Maxïmo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures
15. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
16. Good Shoes - Think Before You Speak
17. Justice - Cross
18. Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
19. Interpol - Our Love To Admire
20. The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Deciding on the order of a lot of these was difficult, as they're all outstanding records. If there's anything on this list that you have yet to check out, you should track them down and have a listen.

There were also a ton of other artists that released great albums this year, including The Cribs, Air, B.R.M.C., Handsome Furs, Feist, New Young Pony Club, Hard-Fi, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes,
Simian Mobile Disco, The Maccabees, Caribou, Black Lips, Digitalism, etc. You should take the time to check those out as well.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

The last 'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show featured songs from my favourite albums of 2007. Here's the playlist...

3:30-4:30

Babyshambles - Delivery
Spoon - Rhthm & Soul
The Arcade Fire - The Well And The Lighthouse
The Arcade Fire - Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
The Shins - Phantom Limb
The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out
Jamie T - Salvador
Of Montreal - She's A Rejector
Of Montreal - Faberge Falls For Shuggie
LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
!!! - Must Be The Moon

4:30-5:30

Fujiya & Miyagi - Photocopier
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Justice - Phantom Part II
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Radiohead - Reckoner
Interpol - Pace Is The Trick
Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights
Maximo Park - Our Velocity
Good Shoes - Never Meant To Hurt You
Handsome Furs - What We Had
Feist - I Feel It All
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Herculean
Kevin Drew - Safety Bricks

5:30-6:00

Bloc Party - The Prayer
Kings Of Leon - My Party
The Weakerthans - Relative Surplus Value
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Caribou - Melody Day
Small Sins - On The Line
The National - Brainy
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Some changes

After reevaluating my current DJ situation, I've decided to make some changes with regard to what I'm doing. Increasing demands to my work schedule and my commitment to rehearsing and performing with my band have definitely become a factor. But I've also always had a desire to keep things new, interesting, and fun. And right now I don't feel that's the case.

First off, my last show on CHRW will be next Friday, December 7th, during which I will be counting down songs from my Top 20 Albums of 2007. I've have a great time doing the show over the past eighteen months. Some of the highlights for me were the times when I had a chance to introduce listeners to as-yet-unreleased music that I was really excited about, as well the opportunity to host the last two Canada Day specials. The station has always been integral in promoting local shows, and they really do have a strong emphasis on great music, so I trust that you'll keep listening.

Next up, tonight will be the last Pulp Friction night at the Alex P. Keaton. Since I started there in March we've had some great nights and some slow nights, and the staff have always been good to work with. The lack of any promotional budget definitely played a part in this, but I think Tuesday's in general are a tough sell in London. I do, however, think that we can make Tuesday's work. So we're going to be returning in January with a great new venue, multiple DJ's, and a slightly new direction. It's already in the works, and trust me, it's going to be great! I'll post the info on here as soon as it's finalized.

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for your continuing support, and be sure to tune in to CHRW next Friday for what promises to be my best show of the year. And as always, if you can't listen live, check out the archives.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show on CHRW included a live in-studio performance from Olenka. She'll be performing tonight at the London Music Club. Here's the entire playlist...

3:30-4:30

Bloc Party - Song For Clay (Disappear Here)
Babyshambles - Delivery
The Enemy - Aggro
Tranzmitors - Do I Really Wanna Know
The Fratellis - Cuntry Boys & City Girls
Kevin Drew - Farewell To The Pressure Kids
Sunset Rubdown - Winged/Wicked Things
The Arcade Fire - Black Mirror
The New Pornographers - All The Things
Cuff The Duke - Surging Revival
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Sonic Youth - Rain On Tin
Clinic - Harvest (Within You)

4:30-5:30

R.E.M. - Imitation Of Life (live)
The Sadies - What's Left Behind
Five Blank Pages - Dry Eyes
Editors - Bones
Maccabees - X-Ray
Maximo Park - Going Missing
Small Sins - Airport
The White Stripes - Rag And Bone
Sigur Ros - 5
The National - Ada
Raising The Fawn - River Of Gold
The Beatles - A Day In The Life
The Two-Minute Miracles - The Bee Hell

5:30-6:00

Spy Machine Sixteen - I Lost My Edge Last Night
Olenka - A Story
Olenka - Soldier's Waltz
1990's - You're Supposed To Be My Friend
Kasier Chiefs - When The Heat Dies Down
The Hives - Try It Again

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, November 17, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show featured an exclusive New Order mix by DJ Zoltan. Here's the playlist...

3:30-4:30

Joy Division - These Days
Joy Division - Novelty
Interpol - No I In Threesome
Spoon - My Mathematical Mind
Small Sins - On The Line
Bella - No One Will Know
Moving Units - Nail It To The Cross
Born Ruffians - Hummingbird
The First Aid Kit - Rocket Summer
Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Thurston Moore - Silver>Blue
The Diableros - Left From The Movies

4:30-5:30

!!! - Yadnus
Fujiya & Miyagi - In One Ear And Out The Other
Handsome Furs - Can Not Get Started
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Raising The Fawn - You Are The Enemy
The Most Serene Republic - Present Of Future End
Square Root Of Margaret - Hollywood Will Find A Way
The Two-Minute Miracles - Night Of Rain
New Order - True Faith (Perfecto mix)
New Order - Fine Time
New Order - Regret (New Order remix)
New Order - Blue Monday (Hardfloor mix)
New Order - Crystal
New Order - The Perfect Kiss

5:30-6:00

New Order - Confusion (Koma & Bones remix)
Black Lips - O Katrina!
Hot Panda - It's Worth 8 Dollars
Elbow Beach Surf Club - The Letter
The Sadies - What's Left Behind
Hard-Fi - Can't Get Along (Without You)
Babyshambles - French Dog Blues

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, November 10, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist & Movement info

Coming up on Wednesday, November 21st, DJ Zoltan and I are presenting 'Movement // a night of Joy Division & New Order' at the Alex P. Keaton. Beginning at 10pm, we'll be playing music by both bands all night long. In anticipation of this, yesterday's show featured a bunch of amazing, early, New Order songs. Here's the entire playlist...

3:30-4:30

Joy Division - Warsaw
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
Tranzmitors - Plastic Genocide
Square Root Of Margaret - Hollywood Will Find A Way
The Rakes - Little Superstitions
Oasis - Lord Don't Slow Me Down
Babyshambles - Delivery
Caribou - Melody Day
Radiohead - Reckoner
The Two-Minute Miracles - Night Of Rain
Ryan Adams - This Is It
Born Ruffians - Hummingbird
The Maccabees - Latchmere
Good Shoes - Morden
Kevin Drew - TBTF

4:30-5:30

The Most Serene Republic - The Men Who Live Upstairs
The Weakerthans - Relative Surplus Value
Hot Chip - Shake A Fist
Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler
Justice - Let There Be Light
Cuff The Duke - Surging Revival
The Acorn - Antenna
New Order - Ceremony
New Order - Everything's Gone Green
New Order - Dreams Never End
New Order - Hurt

5:30-6:00

New Order - Procession
Interpol - Rest My Chemistry
Small Sins - On The Line
Pavement - Spit On A Stranger
The Adores - Riverside
The Rentals - Life Without A Brain

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, October 27, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show included a feature on Joy Division. In anticipation of the new Ian Curtis biopic, 'Control', myself and DJ Zoltan are going to be presenting a Joy Division & New Order music showcase in November at The Alex P. Keaton. So my shows in the coming weeks will feature a lot of music from both bands. I'll post more details here soon. Anyway, here's yesterday's playlist...

3:30-4:30

Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers
Black Lips - I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
1990's - You Made Me Like It
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Wilco - Side With The Seeds
The Weakerthans - Sun In An Empty Room
The Diableros - Any Other Time
Thurston Moore - Frozen Gtr.
Tokyo Police Club - Cut Cut Paste
Hot Hot Heat - 5 Times Out Of 100
Bella - Don't Sleep Alone

4:30-5:30

Kasabian - Test Transmission
The Sunshine Underground - The Way It Is
Small Sins - Airport
Babyshambles - Deft Left Hand
The Enemy - We'll Live And Die In These Towns
Five Blank Pages - Smile Like You Mean It
Handsome Furs - Handsome Furs Hate This City
Joy Division - Transmission
Joy Division - Shadowplay
Joy Division - Isolation
Joy Division - She's Lost Control
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Walkmen - Louisiana

5:30-6:00

Voxtrot - Ghost
The First Aid Kit - Long Distance Runners
Tapes 'n Tapes - Just Drums
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
Travis - 3 Times You Lose
Alexandra Krakus - Northern Lights
Alexandra Krakus - Birdsong

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Friday, October 19, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from today's show...

3:30-4:30

Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
The Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
The Shins - Australia
Ryan Adams - Halloweenhead
The Diableros - Up In The Mountain Range
Elliott Brood - President (35)
The Machines - Snatching Defeat (From The Jaws Of Victory)
The Stars Here - Capital Girl
Editors - Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors
Uncut - Breaking Glass
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
New Young Pony Club - Tight Fit
1990's - You're Supposed To Be My Friend


4:30-5:30

Small Sins - Prove Me Wrong
Handsome Furs - Sing! Captain
The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour
Interpol - Pace Is The Trick
Hard-Fi - I Close My Eyes
Babyshambles - Crumb Begging Baghead
The First Aid Kit - Rocket Summer
Spoon - Don't Make Me A Target
Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe
Band Of Horses - Ode To LRC
Two Hours Traffic - Nighthawks
Black Lips - I Saw A Ghost (Lean)
My Shaky Jane - Broke, Bored And Sober


5:30-6:00

The Hives - Tick Tick Boom
Radiohead - Reckoner
DD/MM/YYYY - Simple Life
Kevin Drew - TBTF
Good Shoes - The Photos On My Wall
The Maccabees - X-Ray
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Cold Wind

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Friday, October 12, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

In addition to playing the entire new Radiohead album on today's show, we also had a live in-studio performance from Toronto blues artist Danny Brooks. He'll be playing at tomorrow night's CHRW fundraiser show. Here's the full playlist...

3:30-4:30

Babyshambles - French Dog Blues
Good Shoes - Morden
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
The Weakerthans - Relative Surplus Value
The Parkas - Toronto Enough Tonight
Immaculate Machine - Old Flame
Kings Of Leon - Black Thumbnail
Caribou - Sundailing
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
Handsome Furs - Can Not Get Started
New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream
Elliott Brood - Second Son
The Acorn - Flood
The Besnard Lakes - Devastation

4:30-5:30

Thurston Moore - The Shape Is In A Trance
Raising The Fawn - River Of Gold
Danny Brooks - Ain't That The Truth
Danny Brooks - Miracles For Breakfast
Radiohead - 15 Step
Radiohead - Bodysnatchers
Radiohead - Nude
Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
Radiohead - All I Need

5:30-6:00

Radiohead - Faust Arp
Radiohead - Reckoner
Radiohead - House Of Cards
Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
Radiohead - Videotape
Zoobombs - Jumbo (live)
Germans - Nature's Mouth
The Canons - Down From Above

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Radiohead on Friday's show

'In Rainbows' is the new album from Radiohead, and it's outstanding! Tune in to Pulp Friction on CHRW this Friday, as I'll be playing the entire album beginning at 5:00.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show included a feature on the brilliant new Babyshambles album, 'Shotter's Nation'. I also started the show off with 5 songs from Radiohead, since I'm very excited about their new album! Here's the full playlist...

3:30-4:30

Radiohead - Pearly
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong
Radiohead - The Trickster
Radiohead - Where I End And You Begin
Radiohead - How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found

The Weakerthans - Relative Surplus Value
Two Hours Traffic - Nighthawks
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Snowed In/Cruisin'
Spoon - Finer Feelings
Black Lips - I Saw A Ghost (Lean)

4:30-5:30

Tranzmitors - Something's Going On
Handsome Furs - Can Not Get Started
Junior Boys - In The Morning
Chromeo - Call Me Up
1990's - You're Supposed To Be My Friend
The Cribs - Moving Pictures
Hard-Fi - We Need Love
Hot Hot Heat - 5 Times Out Of 100
Babyshambles - Carry On Up The Morning
Babyshambles - Delivery
Babyshambles - Crumb Begging Baghead
Babyshambles - French Dog Blues
Babyshambles - Baddie's Boogie
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
The Rosebuds - Boxcar

5:30-6:00

The Postage Stamps - Autumn + Everything
Constantines - Nighttime Anytime (It's Alright)
Thurston Moore - Frozen Gtr
My Shaky Jane - I Was In The Movie
Electric Six - Down At Mcdonnelzzz
The Panic - Our Leaders
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart (live)

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Friday on CHRW & LOLA Festival

Be sure to tune in to CHRW tomorrow from 3:30-6pm. I won't be on the air for Pulp Friction, but I just found out that Brian Webb from The Constantines will be guest hosting the show in my absence.

They're in town to play this year's LOLA Festival, which will also feature performances from The Meligrove Band, Grizzly Bear, Final Fantasy, Holy Fuck, and lots more.

My band, The Knaves, are also very excited to be a part of this year's festival, which will see the Canadian premiere of Brian Eno's art exhibit '77 Million Paintings'.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

The first hour-and-a-half of yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW was live from outside the UCC building at UWO.

It was also my last show until October 5th, due to other obligations on the rest of the Friday's in September. Here's the playlist...

3:30-4:30

Good Shoes - The Photos On My Wall
Arctic Monkeys - Flourescent Adolescent
Hard-Fi - I Shall Overcome
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Berlin
The High Dials - The Holy Ground
The Postage Stamps - Turning Off
The Bicycles - Australia
The First Aid Kit - Rocket Summer
Interpol - Mammoth
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Isis
Duchess Says - Cut Up
Spoon - Finer Feelings
Germans - Tiger Vacuum Bottle
Spy Machine Sixteen - I Lost My Edge Last Night

4:30-5:30

Stars - The Night Starts Here
The Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
Caribou - After Hours
Okkervil River - Unless It's Kicks
Kings Of Leon - On Call
The Machines - I Don't Know What I'm Capable Of
!!! - Must Be The Moon (Hot Chip remix)
Hot Chip - No Fit State
LCD Soundsystem - Time To Get Away
New Order - Age Of Consent
New Order - The Perfect Kiss

5:30-6:00

New Order - Temptation
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
The Shins - So Says I
Handsome Furs - What We Had
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
The Sunshine Underground - Wake Up
You Say Party! We Say Die! - DTMG, AKR!

You can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, September 01, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

The National - Fake Empire
Handsome Furs - What We Had
Tokyo Police Club - Box
Editors - Bones
The Enemy - Technodanceaphobic
The Cribs - Men's Needs
Wooden Stars - Orphans
Caribou - After Hours
The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
The New Pornographers - Myriad Harbour
The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready To Crumble
Immaculate Machine - Jarhand

4:30-5:30

Blur - There's No Other Way
Happy Mondays - God's Cop
Pulp - Disco 2000
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Elliott Brood - President (35)
Frog Eyes - Stockades
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers
Hard-Fi - Suburban Knights
Hard-Fi - I Shall Overcome
Hard-Fi - I Close My Eyes
Hard-Fi - Television
Hard-Fi - Can't Get Along (Without You)
Hard-Fi - We Need Love
The Mark Inside - Carousel

5:30-6:00

Tranzmitors - Do I Really Wanna Know
Oh! The Pretty Things - Jet Plane
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Rockers To Swallow
The White Stripes - Little Cream Soda
The Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
Voxtrot - Kid Gloves
Travis - Selfish Jean
Rufus Wainwright - Tiergarten

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hard-Fi album preview

Tune in to the show tomorrow at 5:00 to hear a preview of the new Hard-Fi album, 'Once Upon A Time In The West'. I've been listening to it all week, and I've picked out 6 tracks to play for you.

The album is great, and so is the (lack of) cover art. It will be in stores on September 4th.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Rufus Wainwright tickets

Tomorrow night at the Alex P. Keaton, we'll be giving away a pair of tickets to see Rufus Wainwright at Centennial Hall this Wednesday (Aug. 29th). The Magic Numbers are also on the bill, so it should be a great show!

Stop by and talk to me sometime before midnight to fill out a ballot.

Friday, August 24, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from today's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls
Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers
Fjord Rowboat - Taking The Pass
Immaculate Machine - Old Flame
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Elbow - Picky Bugger
The Enemy - Aggro
Handsome Furs - What We Had
Wolf Parade - This Heart's On Fire
Spoon - Rhthm & Soul
Wilco - Impossible Germany
Ryan Adams - The Sun Also Sets
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation

4:30-5:30

The Arcade Fire - Intervention
The New Pornographers - Unguided
Broken Social Scene - Stars And Sons
The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
Franz Ferdinand - That Was Easy
Maximo Park - Russian Literature
Dirty Pretty Things - Wondering
Caribou - Melody Day
Caribou - Sandy
Caribou - After Hours
Caribou - Sundialing
Air - Mer Du Japon
Fujiya & Miyagi - In One Ear And Out The Other

5:30-6:00

!!! - Must Be The Moon
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
Rufus Wainwright - Going To A Town
Okkervil River - Plus Ones
The Kooks - Naive
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, August 04, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

I'll be off on tour with my band for the next couple weeks, returning for the show on August 24th. As part of the tour, we'll be playing at Call The Office on August 16th with The Stolen Minks.

Anyway, here's the playlist from yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

The Enemy - Aggro
Kasabian - Reason Is Treason
Spy Machine Sixteen - I Lost My Edge Last Night
Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
The Aliens - Setting Sun
The Russian Futurists - The Science Of The Seasons
Stars - The Ghost Of Genova Heights
Sufjan Stevens - Free Man In Paris
My Morning Jacket - It Beats 4 U
Art Brut - Pump Up The Volume
Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
Jamie T - Salvador

4:30-5:30

Immaculate Machine - Jarhand
Caribou - Melody Day
Blitzen Trapper - Sci-Fi Kid
Bright Eyes - Hot Knives
Said The Whale - This Winter I Retire
The Parkas - You Get What You Pay For
Spoon - Don't You Evah
The Walkmen - Little House Of Savages
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Jeff Buckley - Vancouver
Basia Bulat - Snakes And Ladders
Raising The Fawn - You Are The Enemy
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Soundtrack For The Night
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Down Boy

5:30-6:00

Lynx & Ram - Ghost Ship
Put The Rifle Down - Dragged Across The Gulf
Editors - An End Has A Start
Jarvis Cocker - Fat Children
Two Hours Traffic - Nighthawks
The Cribs - Moving Pictures
Manic Street Preachers - Working Class Hero
Interpol - The Lighthouse

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Friday, July 27, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Today's show on 94.9 CHRW featured an interview with Kathryn Calder of 'Immaculate Machine'. They'll be in London next Tuesday (July 31st) for a show at the Alex P. Keaton, as part of their cross-Canada tour. Here's the entire playlist...

3:30-4:30

Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls
Fjord Rowboat - Can't See The Sun
The Rosebuds - I Better Run
Maximo Park - Books From Boxes
Manic Street Preachers - Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
The Cardigans - Godspell
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Metric - Rock Me Now
Spy Machine Sixteen - I Lost My Edge Last Night
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
Ryan Adams - Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
Mando Diao - Killer Kaczynski
The Hiss - Brass Tacks


4:30-5:30

Oh! The Pretty Things - Broke, Borer & Sober
Immaculate Machine - Old Flame
Immaculate Machine - Jarhand
Immaculate Machine - Broken Ship
The Enemy - Aggro
The Enemy - Technodanceaphobic
The Enemy - You're Not Alone
Raising The Fawn - You Are The Enemy
The Panic - Our Leaders
Tranzmitors - Plastic Genocide
Albert Hammond, Jr. - Hard To Live In The City
Spoon - The Underdog


5:30-6:00

Hot Hot Heat - Dirty Mouth
Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
Caribou - Melody Day
Of Montreal - Suffer For Fashion
The Constantines - Shine A Light
Editors - Escape The Nest


If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1:
http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2:
http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3:
http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Friday, July 20, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

The final hour of today's show on 94.9 CHRW featured an exclusive preview of the entire new Stars album, 'In Our Bedroom After The War'. It won't be in stores until September 25th, but it's available now from online digital retailers. Here's the entire playlist...

3:30-4:30

Immaculate Machine - Jarhand
The Cribs - Majors Tittling Victory
Spoon - The Ghost Of You Lingers
Supergrass - Tales Of Endurance
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
The View - Superstar Tradesman
Interpol - Pace Is The Trick
The Stills - Allison Krausse
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
The White Stripes - Little Cream Soda
Kings Of Leon - Black Thumbnail
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Took Out A Loan
The Rosebuds - My Punishment For Fighting

4:30-5:30

The National - Squalor Victoria
Tranzmitors - Do I Really Wanna Know
The Raveonettes - Love In A Trashcan
Soledad Brothers - Truth Or Consequences
The Stolen Minks - Charles Bronson
The Rakes - The World Was A Mess But His Hair Was Perfect
Editors - Bones
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night
Stars - The Beginning After The End
Stars - The Night Starts Here
Stars - Take Me To The Riot
Stars - My Favourite Book
Stars - Midnight Coward
Stars - The Ghost Of Genova Heights
Stars - Personal

5:30-6:00

Stars - Barricade
Stars - Window Bird
Stars - Bitches In Tokyo
Stars - Life 2: The Unhappy Ending
Stars - Today Will Be Better, I Swear!
Stars - In Our Bedroom After the War

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, July 14, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

The White Stripes - Bone Broke
Spoon - Eddie's Ragga
Ryan Adams - Halloweenhead
Interpol - No I In Threesome
Fjord Rowboat - Can't See The Sun
The Two Koreas - U-Boat Commander
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers
Tranzmitors - Plastic Genocide
Surplus Sons - Step Stones
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
Art Brut - Nag Nag Nag Nag
The Cribs - Girls LIke Mystery
Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill
Fujiya & Miyagi - Photocopier
Bocce - Disco Juan

4:30-5:30

Spy Machine Sixteen - I Lost My Edge Last Night
Voxtrot - Kid Gloves
Frog Eyes - Stockades
Tom Vek - C-C (You Set The Fire In Me)
The Panic - Our Leaders
The Parkas - You & What Army?
Editors - An End Has A Start
Editors - Escape The Nest
Editors - Bones
We Are Scientists - This Scene Is Dead
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Berlin
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
The Shins - Australia

5:30-6:00

The Bicycles - Australia
Peter Bjorn & John - Up Against The Wall
Wooden Stars - Orphans
The Fratellis - Henrietta
The Long Blondes - Lust In The Movies
Jason Collett - Reunion
Sonic Youth - Silver Rocket

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, July 07, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW featured previews of the new Interpol and Spoon albums, as well as a live performance from singer/songwriter Alexandra Krakus. Here's the entire playlist...

3:30-4:30

Wilco - Side With The Seeds
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - 666 Conducer
The Dandy Warhols - Holding Me Up
Elbow Beach Surf Club - The Letter
The Gruesomes - You Gotta Believe Me
The Stance - Impossible, Baby!
Immaculate Machine - Old Flame
Deerhoof - Matchbook Seeks Maniac
Of Montreal - Faberge Falls For Shuggie
Clinic - Harvest (Within You)
The Dears - Ticket To Immortality
The Parkas - You Get What You Pay For
Said The Whale - Plans For The Future


4:30-5:30

Art Brut - Direct Hit
The Cribs - Men's Needs
Jamie T - Operation
Klaxons - It's Not Over Yet
Two Hours Traffic - No Advances
Oh! The Pretty Things - Jet Plane
The White Stripes - I'm Slowly Turning Into You
Interpol - Pioneer To The Falls
Spoon - Don't You Evah
Interpol - All Fired Up
Spoon - You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Interpol - The Scale
Spoon - My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
Interpol - No I In Threesome


5:30-6:00

Wayne Petti - Up On The Hillside
Alexandra Krakus - Flash In The Pan
Alexandra Krakus - Hush Hush
Alexandra Krakus - Nothing To Hide
The Arcade Fire - My Body Is A Cage


If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Monday, July 02, 2007

Saturday's show on CHRW

If you missed all or part of the Canada Day weekend special that I hosted last Saturday on CHRW, here are the links to listen to (or download) the MP3 audio files...

http://www.chrwradio.com/events/cancoverspart%20part1.mp3
http://www.chrwradio.com/events/cancoverspart%20part2.mp3

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Canada Day Special

Tune in to 94.9 CHRW (or chrwradio.com) this Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm to hear me host the Canada Day weekend special broadcast for the second straight year. The show will feature 25 of the best/most well known covers of Canadian songs done by international and Canadian artists. The list was compiled based on votes submitted by listeners, to the station's website.

I should also mention that someone will be filling in for me on this week's Pulp Friction show, as I finish preparing info for the special. I'll be back on the air hosting Pulp Friction on July 6th with previews of new albums from Interpol and Spoon, as well as a special live in-studio performance from Alexandra Krakus.

Friday, June 22, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from today's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

Spoon - Don't Make Me A Target
Travis - Selfish Jean
Two Hours Traffic - Nighthawks
The National - Mistaken For Strangers
Maximo Park - Russian Literature
Modest Mouse - We've Got Everything
The Two Koreas - The Helicopter Spies
The Postage Stamps - Autumn + Everything
Tokyo Police Club - Box
Put The Rifle Down - My Industrial Park
Duchess Says - Black Flag
Queens Of The Stone Age - Sick, Sick, Sick
The Horrors - Count In Fives
Pride Tiger - Let 'Em Go

4:30-5:30

Feist - I Feel It All
Immaculate Machine - Roman Statues
The Rosebuds - I Better Run
The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
Clinic - If You Could Read Your Mind
Kings Of Leon - My Party
Ryan Adams - Halloweenhead
Ryan Adams - Two
Ryan Adams - Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
Ryan Adams - The Sun Also Sets
Wilco - Impossible Germany
They Shoot Horses Don't They? - One Last Final Push
Frog Eyes - Idle Songs
The Cribs - Girls Like Mystery

5:30-6:00

The Rakes - We Danced Together
Kaiser Chiefs - The Angry Mob
Said The Whale - Live Off Lamb
Said The Whale - This Winter I Retire
Elbow Beach Surf Club - The Letter

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, June 16, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

Spoon - Don't You Evah
Frog Eyes - Stockades
Shout Out Louds - Tonight I Have To Leave It
Kings Of Leon - Black Thumbnail
Joel Plaskett Emergency - Penny For Your Thoughts
Two Hours Traffic - Stuck For The Summer
The Two Koreas - U-Boat Commander
Klaxons - Atlantis To Interzone
Kasabian - Stuntman
Sianspheric - To Myself
My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep
The Gruesomes - Cave-in!
Elbow Beach Surf Club - The Letter
The Detroit Cobras - As Long As I Have You
The Stolen Minks - Stop Talking

4:30-5:30

The Machines - Snatching Defeat (From The Jaws Of Victory)
The Kooks - Eddie's Gun
Mando Diao - Killer Kaczynski
The Rosebuds - Cemetery Lawn
Bloc Party - We Were Lovers
Tom Vek - If You Want
Wayne Petti - Moment By Moment
Peter Elkas - Wall Of Fire
The White Stripes - Bone Broke
The White Stripes - 300 M.P.H. Torrential Outpour Blues
The White Stripes - Little Cream Soda
The White Stripes - A Martyr For My Love For You
The White Stripes - I'm Slowly Turning Into You
The Black Keys - Your Touch
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Need Some Air

5:30-6:00

The Arcade Fire - Black Wave/Bad Vibrations
Fjord Rowboat - Taking The Pass
A Northern Chorus - The Millions Too Many
Immaculate Machine - Old Flame
Jeff Buckley - So Real (live)
The National - Ada

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Friday, June 15, 2007

Five O'Clock Album Previews

There are lots of good album previews coming up on Pulp Friction...

On today's show, I'll preview the new White Stripes album, 'Icky Thump'. The album will be in stores on June 19th, and the band are playing a sold out show at the JLC on July 7th.

Next week's show (June 22nd) will feature a preview of Ryan Adams' new album 'Easy Tiger'. That one will be in stores on June 26th.

On July 6th, I'll preview two albums - Spoon's 'Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga', and Interpol's 'Our Love To Admire'. Both of those albums will be in stores on July 10th. I have yet to hear the entire Interpol album, but the first single is great. As for Spoon, I've been listening to the album quite a bit, and so far I love it.

And, on July 13th I'll preview tracks from the new Editors album, 'An End Has A Start'. It will be in stores in the UK on June 25th, but not until July 17th here in Canada.

Monday, June 11, 2007

This Thursday night

This Thursday night (June 14th) at GT's, we'll be doing a release party for the new Queens Of The Stone Age album, 'Era Vulgaris'.

We'll have lots of copies of the album to give away. I'll also play a bunch of songs from it, as well as their past records.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW started out with 1 1/2 hours of really long, electronic songs, just for the hell of it. When I got sick of that, I played shorter rock n' roll songs for the rest of the show. Here's the playlist...

3:30-4:30

Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
Lynx And Ram - Ghost Ship
Junior Boys - In The Morning (Hot Chip remix)
The English Premiership - In Transit
Datarock - Fa-Fa-Fa (Torske remix)
LCD Soundsystem - Us v Them
Chromeo - My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)
!!! - Bend Over Beethoven


4:30-5:30

!!! - Break In Case Of Anything
Hot Chip - No Fit State
The Chemical Brothers - Do It Again (Extended mix)
Chris Jongkind - North West Tokyo
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
Art Brut - Direct Hit
Wooden Stars - Orphans
Frog Eyes - Stockades
Germans - Nature's Mouth
You Say Party! We Say Die! - DTMG, AKR!


5:30-6:00

Elliott Smith - Going Nowhere
Feist - Sealion
Camouflage Nights w/ Kevin Drew - Celebration Guns
The White Stripes - Icky Thump
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Cold Wind
Kings Of Leon - Charmer
The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out


If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3

Saturday, June 02, 2007

'Pulp Friction' playlist

Here's the playlist from yesterday's show on 94.9 CHRW...

3:30-4:30

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Took Out A Loan
The Subways - I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say
Wooden Stars - Pretty Girl
Tokyo Police Club - Citizens Of Tomorrow
The Cribs - Girls Like Mystery
Kaiser Chiefs - Highroyds
Pulp - Common People
Sufjan Stevens - Free Man In Paris
The Most Serene Republic - Ageless Beauty
Elbow Beach Surf Club - The Letter
Oh! The Pretty Things - Jet Plane
Joel Plakett Emergency - Drunk Teenagers
The National - Mistaken For Strangers

4:30-5:30

The Rosebuds - Get Up Get Out
Data Rock - Fa-Fa-Fa
Jamie T - Salvador
Cuff The Duke - The Ballad Of Poor John Henry
Raising The Fawn - Carbon Paper
The Electrocult - Disappearing Act
Art Brut - Nag Nag Nag Nag
Art Brut - Pump Up The Volume
Art Brut - Direct Hit
The Bravery - Every Word Is A Knife In My Ear
Mando Diao - Long Before Rock 'n Roll
Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
Air - Mer Du Japon
Lynx And Ram - Plan Of Attack

5:30-6:00

Spoon - The Underdog
Wilco - Shake It Off
Travis - 3 Times You Lose
The Old Soul - Nectar Of The Nitwit
Albert Hammond, Jr. - Bright Young Thing
The Arcade Fire - My Body Is A Cage

If you missed it, you can download and/or listen to the show here...

Hour 1: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1530.mp3
Hour 2: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1630.mp3
Hour 3: http://chrwradio.com/podcasts/94-9CHRWFri1730.mp3