Meat & Potatoes #41

Another Sunday night, another radio show...
  1. Van Morrison--Astral Weeks
  2. The Books--Beautiful People
  3. Sufjan Stevens--Redford (For Yia Yia & Pappou)
  4. Alexander--Truth
  5. Calexico--Stray
  6. Grizzly Bear--Southern Point
  7. The Tallest Man on Earth--Love is All
  8. Sufjan Stevens--I Walked
  9. TV on the Radio--Family Tree
  10. The Arcade Fire--Ocean of Noise
  11. Antony & The Johnsons--Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  12. Nick Drake--Cello Song
  13. The Books--Cello Song (feat. Jose Gonzalez)
  14. Braids--Lemonade
  15. Neko Case--John Saw That Number
  16. Human Highway--The Sound
  17. Sea Wolf--Middle Distance Runner
  18. Wil--Tell You Twice
  19. Sanford & Townsend--Smoke From a Distant Fire
  20. Spiral Staircase--More Today Than Yesterday
  21. Hall & Oates--You Make My Dreams
  22. Freddie Scott--(You) Got What I Need
  23. The Cult--She Sells Sanctuary
  24. Nena--99 Luftballons
  25. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings--Inspiration Information

Scenes from the Keno Library

Spectacular views from the top of Keno Hill will follow, but first a look at the adorable Keno Library, housed in an old Anglican Church.


Changing Colours

I dyed my hair!

I've done this every so often since the autumn of 2004.  It's always some kind of unnatural pink or red stripe/section of hair.  Previous iterations include a chunk right up front (done by my friend Vicki on Tasmania):
And then a section across the back, assisted by Amanda in Smithers:
This across-the-back style was such a pain.  My neck was perpetually pink and the upkeep was very difficult to do by myself.

I couldn't find a decent photograph of the next version while it was fresh, but I think the fading out streak added a certain something to my zombie costume for Stephan and Katherine's film:
(Note to self: must get added to IMDb!  That would be hilarious!)

This time around I captured the process Cat Marnell-style, and lounged on my bed and took photographs with Photo Booth on my laptop.  While I was waiting for the bleach to do its stinky thing, I wore a tin-foil fascinator to keep things from dripping:
I think I was a little impatient with the bleach, and rinsed it out too soon.  It didn't look all that light at first and I was worried it wouldn't take the dye very well:
After slathering on Jerome Russell's Punky Colour in Pillarbox Red, I borrowed another xoJane tip and wore a plastic bag hat.  xoJane is a guilty pleasure at the moment.
And afterwards!  I am so in love with it, and can't believe I waited so long to do this.  This one is my favourite dye job so far.  You don't see the roots at all, so it will be very easy to grow out once I get tired of recolouring it every two weeks.
This photograph, taken on Saturday when Ben and I were walking around on Keno Hill, shows the colour better:
I got a little silly whenever I handed my camera to Ben.  I feel like such a fox with my red racing stripe.

Meat & Potatoes #40

Well... finally back to posting, it seems.  The month has rather slipped away.

This week I read some selections from the introduction to the Coles Notes to Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.  Ben and I went to Keno yesterday, and the Coles Notes were my souvenir from the adorable little library.  See:


Besides reading from my new handy-dandy (if a little dated) Coles Notes, I chatted with a listener who is visiting Dawson from Morocco and played some music:
  1. Hall & Oates--You Make My Dreams
  2. Arthur Russell--Let's Go Swimming
  3. Aaron Dessner & Justin Vernon--Big Red Machine
  4. Feral Children--Ancient Videotape
  5. Calexico--Blacktop
  6. Alexander--Truth
  7. Grizzly Bear--He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)
  8. Asobi Seksu--Transparence
  9. Handsome Furs--Radio Kaliningrad
  10. Yo La Tengo--Periodically Double or Triple
  11. Florence + the Machine--Addicted to Love
  12. Tegan and Sara--Where Does the Good Go
  13. The Postal Service--We Will Become Silhouettes
  14. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros--Home
  15. Of Montreal--Hydra Fancies
  16. The Books--Group Autogenics Part I
  17. The Arcade Fire--Ocean of Noise
  18. Timber Timbre--Black Water
  19. Patrick Watson--Big Bird in a Small Cage
  20. Scissor Sisters--Filthy/Gorgeous
  21. Lykki Li--Get Some
  22. Gary Numan--Are "Friends" Electric?
  23. Tina Turner--What's Love Got to Do With It?

Meat & Potatoes #39

Aired Sunday July 10th.

I satisfied a few more requests this week, and played some Arthur Russell for Meg and "Portable Radio" for Elaine.  I also re-visited Dan's request for some Tangerine Dream and played the the first (17 1/2 minute) side of Rubycon for him.
  1. Madonna--Like a Prayer
  2. Cal Smith--The Lord Knows I'm Drinking
  3. Faron Young--It's Four in the Morning
  4. Loretta Lynn--The Pill
  5. Loretta Lynn--You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man
  6. Hank Williams--Move It On Over
  7. Judy Henske--Oh You Engineer
  8. Dave Rawlings Machine--Monkey and the Engineer
  9. Crooked Still--Come in My Kitchen
  10. Iron & Wine and Calexico--Burn That Broken Bed
  11. Dolly Parton--Jolene
  12. Rae Spoon--Living a Country Song
  13. Tina Turner--Stand by Your Man
  14. Arthur Russell--Let's Go Swimming
  15. Tangerine Dream--Rubycon (Part I)
  16. Daryl Hall & John Oates--Portable Radio
  17. Sanford & Townsend--Smoke From A Distant Fire
  18. Nick Gilder--Hot Child in the City
  19. Rick James--Superfreak
  20. Donna Summer--Bad Girls
  21. KC & the Sunshine Band--That's the Way (I Like It)
  22. Shalamar--Dancing in the Sheets
  23. Buck Owens--Waitin' In Your Welfare Line
  24. Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan--Tennessee Bird Walk
  25. David Allan Coe--You Never Even Called Me By My Name


Early in July, CFYT hosted a radiothon to raise funds for our community station.  I took on two extra time slots that week, and during my Midnight Snack show I got to play a song that I would never ever be able to air on a Sunday evening.  And then Thursday morning I let Matthew the Station Manager go home for a much needed nap, and played some disco and reggae to get people through their workday.

Midnight Snack (aired July 7th 12 to 1 am)
  1. The Temptations--Get Ready
  2. George Michael--I Want Your Sex
  3. Pointer Sisters--I'm So Excited
  4. Andy Kim--Rock Me Gently
  5. Tangerine Dream--[a selection from] Rubycon
  6. Falco--Rock Me Amadeus
  7. Wang Chung--Dance Hall Days
  8. Daryl Hall & John Oates--Maneater
  9. Donna Summer--Bad Girls
  10. Nick Gilder--Hot Child in the City
  11. KC & The Sunshine Band--That's the Way (I Like It)
  12. Clarence Carter--Strokin'
  13. Mary Clayton--Yes
Thanks to Dan for requesting the Tangerine Dream, and Ben for requesting Rock Me Amadeus.  Impeccable taste, the both of you!  The late-night light outside the studio was fabulous:

Elevenses (aired July 7th 10:30 am to noon)
  1. Debbie Jacobs--Hot Hot Hot (Give It All You Got)
  2. Kenny Loggins--Footloose
  3. Culture Club--Karma Chameleon
  4. Beach Boys--Kokomo
  5. Chi-Pig--Stinking Skin Sac (Involuntary Body Functions)
  6. Talking Heads--Making Flippy Floppy
  7. Helen Reddy--Delta Dawn
  8. Tavares--Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
  9. Thelma Houston--Don't Leave Me This Way
  10. Nick Gilder--Hot Child in the City
  11. Donna Summer--Bad Girls
  12. Vicki Sue Robinson--Turn the Beat Around
  13. Regina Spektor--Summer in the City
  14. Justin Rutledge--Come Summertime
  15. Page France--Say Wolf in the Summertime
  16. Bob Marley--Buffalo Soldier
  17. Horace Andy--Ain't No Sunshine
  18. Musical Youth--Pass the Dutchie
  19. Alex Ebert--A Million Years
  20. Neko Case--Outro With Bees
  21. OK Go--I Want You So Bad I Can't Breathe
Thanks so everyone who donated (and if you think you missed your chance--you didn't!  That oh-so-convenient donate button is still up at CFYT.ca!).

Meat & Potatoes #38

Aired Sunday July 3rd.

I played:
  1. David Bowie--Young Americans
  2. Tommy James & the Shondells--Mony Mony
  3. Donovan--Mellow Yellow
  4. Herman's Hermits--I'm Into Something Good
  5. The Monkees--I'm a Believer
  6. She and Him--You Really Got a Hold on Me
  7. The Head and the Heart--Rivers and Roads
  8. Regina Spektor--Summer in the City
  9. Young MC--Bust a Move
  10. LL Cool J--Going Back to Cali
  11. Tone Loc--Wild Thing
  12. Justin Bieber--Runaway Love
  13. Janelle Monae--Cold War (Wondamix)
  14. Cadence Weapon--Baby I'm Yours
  15. Jypsi--Shame on Me
  16. Lindi Ortega--Little Lie
  17. Hank Williams III--Six Pack of Beer
  18. Joni Mitchell--Raised on Robbery
  19. Andrews Sisters--Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  20. Judy Garland--Battle Hymn of the Republic
  21. Foreigner--Jukebox Hero
  22. The Cult--She Sells Sanctuary
  23. Quiet Riot--Cum on Feel the Noize
  24. John Paul Young--Love is in the Air
  25. Leo Sayer--You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  26. Andy Kim--Rock Me Gently
  27. Yo La Tengo--Periodically Double or Triple
  28. Of Montreal--Our Riotous Defects
  29. Deep Cotton--Self!
  30. Bonnie "Prince" Billy--In Spite of Ourselves