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What a way to start 2011 with a brand new interview. I skipped out on writing last week’s show entry as I aired the Rebekah Higgs interview. The one with Rebekah Higgs on the countdown blog [link]. The radio show for January 19th had the interview with Two Door Cinema Club and a takeover segment with Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club. As usual, the new co-host and Erica, formerly of Horses Spilled Milk joined in on the radio show. The photo above is with the members of Two Door Cinema Club.
I had an opportunity to interview two of the members of Two Door Cinema Club when they were in Ottawa last week. It’s considered an important one for me because it’s the first time to interview an international band as I usually interview a lot of Canadian musician and bands. It was good timing to interview Two Door Cinema Club as they are on co-headlining with Tokyo Police Club for the North American tour. Even though, I didn’t get a chance to check them out live, it was still an opportunity to interview this young group from Ireland as they have been getting lots of airplay on BBC Radio 1 and on campus community radio.
There were some questions from joining the Kitsune label to starting up the band and from touring to places like North America, Europe and Hong Kong. Oh yes, I brought the question that people would get them confused as a band from England.
I really have to thank my former co-host, Marzia for informing me on this band as they are popular in her home country of Italy. She told me about them before she went back home in December. The funny thing with post holiday sadness is that I had one last year (2009-2010) with David Tennant leaving Doctor Who and currently (2010-2011), I had an awesome co-host who’s passionate with indie music. It’s going to take awhile to move on. I know it’s a long time, what’s next for the end of 2011 going to 2012?
Onto Graham Wright of Tokyo Police Club, it’s the third time to chat with him as I supposedly wanted to get my new co-host to interview him but due to scheduling, it did not happen. In a way, I decided to do a takeover segment, just like the one I did with The Balconies. The takeover segment was more of a look back from 2010 and I had him pick his three songs in that year. It was all in a good fun chat.
OK, without further ado, the playlist and the audio from the radio show and interviews.
The playlist is at this link to check what was played on the radio show.
The Wild 10 Countdown entry is at this link.
Audio – Radio Show & Interviews
The January 19th edition of WildWorks on CKCU-FM
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The Two Door Cinema Club interview – press play to listen or download it (from Soundcloud).
It’s this time of year where I sporadically post entries during the Summer. I had the opportunity to go for more Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest dates compared to last year. I was able to do audio interviews with several artists. It will be provided here. Overall, I was excited to see some of the performing acts. Worse part was enduring the heat.
The Ottawa Folk Festival Edition (Posted on August 18, 2010)
You can listen to the August 18th edition of the radio show. Aside from the top 10 countdown and Arcade Fire songs, there were interviews from Rolf Klausener of The Acorn, Aidan Knight, Jill Zmud, & Jim Bryson.
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Apparently, I am taking part in this blog rally challenge, check the blog link out by clicking here. If you like my entry on Ottawa Bluesfest or the radio show, just comment away. Finished on July 26th.
Cameo In Audio Form on Other Radio Shows
Posted: August 4, 2010
There are two radio shows where I made a voice cameo appearance.
The New Midnight Jamz on July 31, 2010 – press play to listen.
The Drunken Master Revue on August 4, 2010 – press play to listen.
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Friday night was probably one of those unexpected moments because I was at the Said The Whale, In-Flight Safety & Graham Wright concert at Zaphod Beeblebrox. Ottawa was the 2nd day of their 2010 Spring tour.
For the past weeks, I have been going to Zaphods for other shows and they were not packed compared to Friday’s show. It’s been awhile that I have attended a sold out show at Zaphods. It was awesome to see Said The Whale filled the crowds. What I also liked were the fans singing along to their songs and I basically couldn’t believe it. It was funny when Tyler Bancroft (guitarist and vocals) poked fun that at 11pm, Ke$ha would be played. Another funny moment was Ben Worchester (guitarist and vocals) threw a quarter and a toonie to packed crowd.
The opening acts, In-Flight Safety and Graham Wright were excellent. It’s my first time to check In-Flight Safety because the last time I went to another venue, I skipped them. Overall, they were rockin’ great and I interviewed the lead singer of IFS after all bands finished up. I got mentioned that the band is like the Coldplay of Halifax and asked about various Halifax bands in general.
As for Wright, he’s from Tokyo Police Club and he’s doing his solo tour. As for his other band, let’s say that I still haven’t seen TPC live yet. It’s still a shame but at least I got to interview one third of TPC. One irony being that the interview was short and compared it to TPC’s albums because their songs are short.
Expect all three interviews to be aired in sometime in April. Said The Whale’s interview is version 2.0 because I wanted to ask them about their experience during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
The video on top happens to be Camilo (The Magician).