Thursday, April 23, 2009

Episode 33 - Best of (Your town here)

April 23, 2009
Episode 33 - Best of (Your town here)

Saskatoon’s weekly arts & entertainment magazine Planet S released their reader’s poll “Best of Saskatoon” this week, so I looked at many of the great Canadian weeklies and some of their past “Best Bands” lists:

1. All the money I had is gone - Deep Dark Woods* (Saskatoon)
2. Lorelei - United Steel Workers of Montreal (Montreal)
3. Mendoza Line (Oh Caroline) - The Dudes (Calgary)
4. Mutiny, I promise you - New Pornographers (Vancouver)
5. Relative Surplus Value - The Weakerthans (Winnipeg)
6. Betrayal Pt. 1 - Rah Rah (Regina)
7. Actors - In Flight Safety (Halifax)
8. Ontario Plates - Do Make Say Think (Toronto)
9. Oh Dead Life - Dog Day (Halifax)
10. Let it all show - The Sheepdogs* (Saskatoon)
11. Son the Father - Fucked Up (Toronto)
*Local Saskatoon Artist

Thanks for stopping by. To listen to the show live each week, see the info below. Also, be sure to check out: www.myspace.com/fasterleonardcohendiedie and Facebook Group: Faster Leonard.

- the Jay of Spades
Faster, Leonard Cohen, Die! Die!
Thursdays, 10-11pm CST
CFCR Radio 90.5FM Saskatoon
www.CFCR.ca
Sasktel Max Channel 820

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Billy Bob can have his gravy. And stuff it too.

Most of you will be aware of Billy Bob Thornton's ridiculously childish tirade on live CBC radio last week (if you haven't seen it, click here).

BBT didn't want to talk about movies. Fine. However, there is almost no way anyone would have heard/heard of/give a rat's ass about this band if it didn't contain a certain jackass that people know from movies. If he doesn't realise that, or has somehow convinced himself that such is the case, it just furthers the idea that he is not quite right in his thinking parts. And really, (CBC host) Jian Ghomeshi, who, by the way, handled himself like a pro, didn't really ASK him much about being an actor. He merely put into context the sole reason for this band to be on his show.

The suggestion that The Boxmasters are registering some sort of exciting new sound to the rabid masses is a complete farce, what with it having been done for decades. And sure, there's something to be said for revivalism in music, but who does (enter prefix here)billy music better than The Sadies? They have been doing this for over a decade. Now, where do those boys come from? Hmmmm.. Oh right. Canada.

How's that for gravy, Billy Bob?


That's all the ranting I have for now. Tune in next time, when I tear into Fox News for dissing Canada's military. Actually, making fun of Fox News might be redundant in itself. But you wait, I'll find something incendiary that someone said about Canada.. somewhere.

- the Jay of Spades

Episode 31 + 32 Playlists

Episode 31 & 32

After having missed uploading last week's playlist, here are the lists for the past two weeks:

April 9 - Episode 31

1. Spring - Eric's Trip
2. It's Worth Eight Dollars - Hot Panda
3. Melted Mixtape - Carbon Dating Service*
4. Wake Up - Arcade Fire
5. By Cover of Night (Fire Fight) - Sebastian Grainger & the Mountains
6. New Clouds - Spiral Beach
7. Telling You True - The Worst
8. I Wanna be a Girl - King Khan & the Shrines
9. Little Girl - King Bees
10. First Train Home - Dee & the Yeomen
11. Somebody Help Me - The British Modbeats
12. Close the Barn Door - 49th Parallel
13. What Did You do to my Life? - Neil Young
*Local Sasaktoon Artist

April 16 - Episode 32

Part of this episode was devoted to Canadian music news and previews of some of the great bands coming soon to Saskatoon. The first song, however, was dedicated to Billy Bob Thornton, who can totally go suck an egg...

1. Grow Your Own Fucking Moustache, Asshole - Wet Secrets
2. One Plus Two Plus Three - Shout Out Out Out Out (feat. San Serac)
3. Alice Practice - Crystal Castles
4. Invisible - Winter Gloves
5. Washing Machine - Pants & Tie
6. Girlfriend Boyfriend - Vertical Struts
7. Lucky Ones - Kevin Drew
8. The Water - Feist
9. Spill Yer Guts - Julie Doiron
10. Fucking Up - Slow Down Molasses*
*Local Saskatoon Artist

Thanks for checking out the show. To listen to the show live each week, see the info below. Also, check out these other computer-based outlets for the show:

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- the Jay of Spades
Faster, Leonard Cohen, Die! Die!
Thursdays, 10-11pm CST
CFCR Radio 90.5FM Saskatoon
www.CFCR.ca
Sasktel Max Channel 820

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Episode 30 - April is not Fooling Anyone.

April 2, 2009
Episode 30 - April is not Fooling Anyone.

After taking last week off, I thought I'd come back for this week's show with a barrel full of Canadian music... and laughs. What with it being April Fool's day yesterday and all, I played some funny stuff, all with a tongue firmly placed in cheek. Hopefully this will help some Spring weather come to the Canadian prairies. The calendar says April, but the air still screams February.

Check out the playlist:

1. Having an Average Weekend (Kids in the Hall Theme) - Shadowy Men from a Shadowy Planet
2. I Wanna Hump You - Chixxdiggit
3. Gassy Jack - Evaporators
4. Take Off - Geddy Lee feat. Bob & Doug McKenzie
5. Momma's Boy - Chromeo
6. Don't call me Whitney, Bobby - Islands
7. These are the Daves I know - Bruce McCullough
8. Henry VIII - '63 Monroe
9. Captain Nemo - Wackers
10. Teenage Drinkin' Party - Teenage Head
11. My Dad's a Ho-Dad (Live) - The Gruesomes
12. Monsieur Ding-Ding - Les Sinners
13. Dong Dong Diki Di-Ki Dong - Les Bel-Airs
14. Stomp Your British Knights Down - Local Rabbits

Thanks for checking out the show. Tune in again next week for more great canuck tunes. Check back here at www.fasterleonard.blogspot
.com for the weekly playlist, as well as reviews, rants, raves and rambles, all on the subject of Canadian music. Thanks for listening.

- the Jay of Spades
Faster, Leonard Cohen, Die! Die!
CFCR Radio, 90.5FM Saskatoon
www.CFCR.ca
Sasktel Max channel 820
www.fasterleonard.blogspot.com