Archive for September 2010
I’ve overcome the cupcake craziness from Sunday. This week’s radio show had two interviews, one was the Winter Gloves of Montreal and the other with Megan Bonnell of Toronto.
The interview with Bonnell was done a few weeks back and it was more unexpected because I didn’t prepare but the interview went pretty well.
The Winter Gloves interview went well but I did not get a chance to see them live as I had to attend an event called GenYOtt. I was meeting up with various Twitter users in Ottawa.
The summary of the top 10 countdown is on the other page.
Being a supporter of Shad’s music, I was thrilled that there was a remix version of Rose Garden. It’s available at this link. Even though Summer is done, I am still hooked on the song.
In the 2nd hour of the show, I played the local acts who will be playing at Pop Montreal. I did a giveaway and then I had a few guests on the show. It will be a nice experiment to have a discussion type segment for final half-hour of the show.
This weekend, I am off to Pop Montreal and hoping to check out some live music and do some audio interviews.
You can check the playlist at this link.
Without further ado, you can listen to the full radio show by pressing play.
The Music Interviews
Winter Gloves – press play to listen or download it.
Megan Bonnell – press play to listen or download it.
Oh my! The ever popular Capital Cupcake Camp made it’s 2nd year and this time, at a bigger venue in Ottawa City Hall. It was marvelous to see several unique cupcakes ranging from the amateurs and professionals. The bigger space wasn’t as chaotic as last year and made it easier for anyone to walk around. To my own surprise, I didn’t expect to see CBC All In A Day’s Alan Neal to be at the event as a judge. I joked to him if he survived his bout of sugar rush from the cupcakes. The judging of the cupcakes in various categories would make anyone pass out after chowing down at least 4-5 cupcakes.
Overall, it was all in great fun and also for a good cause towards The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa program, Women Alive. I would give kudos to the organizer of the event, Ian Capstick, for doing an awesome job and also the volunteers who helped set it up.
During the event, it was great to see some of the Oyster Friday (minus the lead organizer) crew and also several friends I know, from Apartment 613 to friends of my brother.
Without further ado, here are several photos I took and apologies as it was taken on the iPod touch. Oh! My favorite cupcake would have to be the Cherry Cherry cupcake. I think that’s the name of it.
Last thing, for anyone who missed it, I did wear a pink shirt. Thanks goes out to Jennifer Lee Promotions for designing the t-shirt.
Summer has come and gone as Fall has arrived. That’s right, a new season has approached and cold weather won’t be as fun. Today’s also the start of Mid-Autumn Festival (in China and various places in Asia). As the image shown on top is a mooncake. I did eat a bit during the second hour of the radio show.
The second hour of the show was in celebration of the festival as I decided to play moon songs. The songs ranged from the 1960s (Moon River), 1980s (New Moon On Monday by Duran Duran) and the 1990s (Savage Garden). I forgot to mention to the friends and people who gave me suggestions on the moon songs, I would like to say, thank you. Apologies on some of the “famous” moon songs but due to time, I was not able to fit it in within the 2nd hour timeframe.
You can check the playlist by going to this link.
To check this week’s entry on the countdown, go to this link.
Going a bit from the 90s past, from one of the moon songs I played, I still like To The Moon and Back by Savage Garden. It’s been a second week that I have played Savage Garden.
Radio Show for September 22, 2010
You can listen to the show by pressing play. The duration of the radio show is 2 hours. On the show were the Top 10 countdown, the interview with Kat Burns of Forest City Lovers and moon songs. Enjoy!
The Second Hour – Moon Songs for Mid-Autumn Festival
If you want to listen to the second hour on the moon songs, you can press play to listen.
Polaris Music Prize Fallout
On Wednesday’s show, I did want to get into the Polaris Music Prize aftermath as countless of radio & tv shows would be talking about it. I decided to congratulate Karkwa on their win and played Marie tu pleures.
The Forest City Lovers Interview
Last Friday night, I had an opportunity to chat with Kat Burns of Forest City Lovers. Overall, she was pretty nice and it was also the first time to use the new iPod touch in recording the interview. I forgot to mention on the show that their gig at Raw Sugar Cafe was at capacity. Aside from that, I had to walk around to various places in downtown Ottawa.
You can listen to the show by pressing play or download it.