Meat & Potatoes #49

Aired Sunday September 25, 2011.

No reading this week, and actually, I think every time I opened my mouth I sounded like an idiot.  But I think the music was pretty good; the whole night was largely inspired by track three.

  1. The Lovin' Spoonful--Do You Believe in Magic?
  2. Faces--Stay With Me
  3. T. Rex--Bang a Gong (Get it On)
  4. David Bowie--Young Americans
  5. The Traveling Wilburys--Handle with Care
  6. The Rolling Stones--Beast of Burden
  7. Meatloaf--You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth
  8. Thin Lizzy--Dancing in the Moonlight
  9. Eric Clapton--Motherless Child
  10. Mott the Hoople--All the Young Dudes
  11. Jefferson Airplane--White Rabbit
  12. Bruce Springsteen--I'm on Fire
  13. Cat Power--The Greatest
  14. Creedence Clearwater Revival--Up Around the Bend
  15. Lynrd Skynrd--Saturday Night Special
  16. The Band--The Weight
  17. Bachman Turner Overdrive--You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
  18. Sanford & Townsend--Smoke from a Distant Fire
  19. KC & the Sunshine Band--That's the Way
  20. The Beach Boys--Good Vibrations
  21. The Ronnettes--Be My Baby
  22. The Monkees--I'm a Believer
  23. The Velvet Underground--Sweet Jane
  24. Donovan--Mellow Yellow
  25. Paul Simon--Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard
  26. Melanie--Brand New Key
  27. The Beatles--The Ballad of John and Yoko
  28. Queen--Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  29. Miles Fisher--New Romance
  30. Janelle Monae--Cold War (Wondamix)
  31. TV on the Radio--Modern Romance
  32. Bryan Adams--Can't Stop This Thing We Started


Desk versus Desk

Today when I left my helicopter job, my desk looked like this:

And when I arrived at the library half an hour later, my desk looked like this:

Meat & Potatoes #48

Aired Sunday September 18.

I nearly fell over one day in the library last week when my wandering eyes happened upon this book:

I have wanted to read Invisible Cities for years and years and years, but have never come across it so conveniently before.  Despite the long wait and the anticipation, it did not disappoint.  I shared the love on the radio last Sunday, and read several of the short chapters, interspersed with (totally unrelated) music.
  1. Elvis Presley--Suspicious Minds
  2. Chad VanGaalen--Sara
  3. Orillia Opry--Lucky Wind
  4. Jane Vain & the Dark Matter--C'mon Baby Say Bang Bang
  5. Final Fantasy--The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead
  6. Bell Orchestre--Quintet
  7. Beirut--Brandenburg
  8. Chic Gamine--Say It
  9. Melissa McClelland--A Girl Can Dream
  10. Luke Doucet & the White Falcon--Cleveland
  11. Fleet Foxes--The Sun It Rises
  12. Iron & Wine--Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)
  13. Bon Iver--Bracket, WI
  14. Slow Club--Giving Up on Love
  15. Wintersleep--Weight Ghost
  16. Patrick Watson--Giver
  17. Jefferson Airplane--Plastic Fantastic Lover
  18. Velvet Underground--Sweet Jane
  19. Led Zeppelin--You Shook Me
  20. Queen--Fat Bottomed Girls
  21. David Bowie--Young Americans
  22. Daryl Hall & John Oates--Maneater
  23. Robbie Williams--Millenium


Mind.Blown #2

Domus is a gorgeous design and architecture magazine.  English and Italian text live side-by-side; this adds a certain level of sex appeal.  Today in the library I read the special report on hotels (August 2011, I believe), and now feel the need to travel, solely for the purpose of staying in hotels.  The Domus-inspired grand tour would have to include:
  • Dar HI in Nefta, Tunisia.  My preference would be for one of the Pill Houses.
  • Michelberger Hotel, Berlin, Germany.  Almost unbearably hip, but if I'm fantasy-travelling, then I'm also cool enough to get in the door.
  • Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam.  Because it's time I associate Amsterdam with something other than John Irving novels.
Clearly I have a few stops to make after Vietnam and after Russia.  Maybe I enjoy planning vacations more than I enjoy taking them?  No, wait.  That doesn't sound quite right...


Meat & Potatoes #47

Aired Sunday September 11, 2011

This show was sort of an anniversary of sorts: I have been hosting my radio show for one whole year now.  I definitely revisited some old favourites this week, but at the end I did include a few tracks I haven't played on the air before.

  1. Sufjan Stevens--All Delighted People
  2. Neko Case--Runnin' Out of Fools
  3. Iron & Wine and Calexico--History of Lovers
  4. Conor Oberst--Sausalito
  5. Justin Rutledge--I'm Your Man, You're My Radio
  6. Bell Orchestre--Stripes
  7. Basia Bulat--In the Night
  8. Hank Williams III--You're the Reason
  9. Hank Williams Jr.--A Country Boy Can Survive
  10. Hank Williams--Move It On Over
  11. Jay Malinowski--There's A Light
  12. Justin Nozuka--Swan in the Water
  13. The Arcade Fire--We Used to Wait
  14. Patrick Watson--Big Bird in a Small Cage
  15. Michael J Sheehy--Twisted Little Man
  16. Jenn Grant--Dreamer
  17. Antony & the Johnsons--Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  18. Joshua James--To Be Alone With You
  19. Jeff Buckley--Hallelujah
  20. Junior Walker & the All Stars--Shotgun
  21. Sly & the Family Stone--Hot Fun in the Summertime
  22. The Emotions--Blind Alley
  23. Leo Sayer--You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
  24. Starland Vocal Band--Afternoon Delight
  25. Andy Kim--Rock Me Gently
  26. Pablo Cruise--Love Will Find a Way
  27. Miles Fisher--New Romance
  28. Cults--Go Outside
  29. Gossip--Listen Up!
Thanks for listening this past year.  I love being on the radio and am looking forward to many more shows.


Mind.Blown #1

Of all strange things, I have landed a job as Library Technician at the art school here in Dawson.  Add that to my other job title of Tech Records and Quality Assurance, and my other ([un]official) titles of filmmaker, artist, radio host, Vice-President of the Board of Directors, committee member (x2), and I sound like I am an awfully busy person.  I am an awfully busy person.  But this library gig is amazing: when I received my master key to the school, I felt like I had been given the key to the universe.

I have hardly begun to explore the 1700 volumes housed in the SOVA Library, or looked at the dozens of beautiful periodicals, or figured out what we have access to online, but I know I am going to find incredible books, dvds and magazines at every turn.  So I am going to keep a list, starting with these gems:

  • "DIY: Make Your Own Vegetable Orchestra" in the summer 2011 issue of Musicworks.  This is exactly what it sounds like (har har):  instructions for how to make a carrot slide whistle, parsnip oboe and carrot ocarina.  MusicworksThe Vegetable Orchestra; Mr. Koyama Junji on YouTube.
  • Sophie Calle: M'as-tu vue is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Pompidou Centre.  I have already read the description of her fake marriage three times, and will read it again before I shelve the book.  N6853.C26
  • Learning to Love You More is a collection of projects created in response to Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July's web-based art project of the same name.  It seems like it would be sickeningly sentimental, but the book is actually rather magical and poignant.  I may have to do an assignment or two.  N72.S6 F596
  • Michael Snow: almost Cover to Cover is something that I am officially dying to read.  He was interviewed in Brick last winter, which made me suggest that we invite him up for film fest.  That didn't happen, but this book will help make up for that.  N6549.S66 A4
And now back to "work"...


Meat & Potatoes # 46

Aired Sunday September 4th, 2011

  1. Shout Out Out Out Out--In the End It's Your Friends
  2. Don Henley--All She Wants to Do Is Dance
  3. Alfie Zappacosta--Overload
  4. Rupert Holmes--Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
  5. The Arcade Fire--Neighbourhood #1
  6. Feist--My Moon My Man
  7. Spoon--I Turn My Camera On
  8. Cat Power--Metal Heart
  9. Iron & Wine--Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
  10. Neko Case--Middle Cyclone
  11. Billy Bragg & Wilco--Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
  12. Monsters of Folk--Say Please
  13. Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros--Carries On
  14. Devendra Banhart--Baby
  15. Yo La Tengo--Periodically Double or Triple
  16. Jill Barber--Hard Line
  17. Junior Walker and the All Stars--Shotgun
  18. Stevie Wonder--Signed, Sealed, Delivered (DJ Smash Essential Funk Mix)
  19. The Temptations--Ain't Too Proud to Beg
  20. Sly & the Family Stone--Hot Fun in the Summertime
  21. Bill Withers--Lovely Day
  22. Al Green--Take Me to the River
  23. The Emotions--Blind Alley
  24. Diana Ross and the Supremes--My World Is Empty Without You (Tranzition Remix)
  25. Amy Winehouse--Love Is a Losing Game
  26. Gloria Jones--Tainted Love
  27. Antony & the Johnsons--Fistful of Love
  28. Antony & the Johnsons--Knockin' on Heaven's Door
  29. Antony & Bryce Dessner--I Was Young When I Left Home

Meat & Potatoes #45

Aired Sunday August 28, 2011.

  1. Lisa Hannigan--Just Like Tom Thumb Blues
  2. Ezra Koenig--Papa Hobo
  3. The Tallest Man on Earth--Love Is All
  4. Will Oldham--Am I Demon
  5. Iris Dement--Leaning on the Everlasting Arm
  6. Lindi Ortega--Angels
  7. Nancy Sinatra--Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
  8. Loretta Lynn--You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man
  9. Cake--Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  10. Tom Petty--Learning to Fly
  11. David Bowie--Young Americans
  12. Gowan--Moonlight Desires
  13. Nena--99 Luftballoons
  14. Wang Chung--Dance Hall Days
  15. Gloria Jones--Tainted Love
  16. Tina Turner--What's Love Got to Do With It
  17. Donna Summer--Bad Girls
  18. Junior Walker and the All Stars--Shotgun
  19. Sly & the Family Stone--Hot Fun in the Summertime
  20. The Emotions--Blind Alley
  21. Chromeo feat. Ezra Koenig--I Could Be Wrong
  22. Duck Sauce--Barbara Streisand
  23. Gary Numan & Tubeway Army--Are "Friends" Electric?
  24. Herman's Hermits--I'm Into Something Good
  25. The Monkees--I'm a Believer
  26. Tommy Jones & the Shondells--Mony Mony
  27. John Paul Young--Love Is In The Air