The Sodas, Christmas Programs and Year-End Countdown Guide – S07E18

Updated on December 31, 2011

It’s the yearly festive time as I play a lot of Christmas songs on my radio show at CKCU-FM. Aside from the tunes, I decided to get these unique holiday flavoured sodas by Jones Soda. The flavours were Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Pear Tree and Sugar Plum.
One of the CKCU shows I hung out, we tried the Candy Cane Soda. The host’s verdict was that it tasted like something out of the dentist. It’s not in a bad way but he didn’t mind the taste of it.
This will be the 2011 edition holiday guide to the shows I hosted at CKCU-FM.
I was on the air for Christmas Eve and just played a bunch of Christmas songs and then a few past Christmas #1 UK songs. It was great to play the Christmas tunes everytime. There were a few requests through Twitter and hopefully some were pleased.

The full Top 50 of 2011 is over at this link or on the top right of the blog.
The playlist for the December 21st show is at this link.
I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Finishing Up The Top 50 of 2011 for December 28, 2011
The third part of my Top 50 of 2011 is completed. Instead of playing the top 10, I’ve decided to play the top 11 as it’s fitting that 2011 is ending. This week’s show is slightly different as the first hour would usually be podcasted on this blog. It’s a bit of a flip-flop as the first hour was live and the second hour is for the blog. Both are splitter up for your listening convenience.
The playlist for December 28th’s show is at this link.

A New Year’s Eve Update
I had the opportunity to do a fill in for a Friday night radio show. I wasn’t expecting to have another final show of 2011. Thanks to the guys from Friday Night Derailment for the last minute fill in.
The playlist from the December 30th show is at this link.
Happy New Year!

Audio/Radio Show
The December 14th Radio Show – Press play to listen.

The December 21st Radio Show – Press play to listen.

From Both Kinds of Music’s Both Kind of Xmas Show – press play to listen.

The December 24th (Christmas Eve) Radio Show. The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.

The December 28th radio show.
Hour 1  – press play to listen.

Hour 2 – press play to listen.

The December 30th radio show.  Press play to listen.


Here’s a photo of cupcakes I got at The Cupcake Lounge on Christmas Eve.

It Was a Fabulous and Fun Friday – S07E17

I had a great time going to some events on December 16, 2011. To begin, I found out through Twitter that Arcade Fire released a music video to a favourite song that everyone loves from The Suburbs, it was Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). I couldn’t stop watching and listening to the song.
The next exciting part was attending CBC All In A Day for Share Central at Ben Franklin Place. Performing there were Kool Krys and Natalia & Montuno. It was nice to see Kool Krys as I gave her the wonderful Kanpe Tea for DAVIDsTEA. In return, she gave me her second album, Listen To Your Art. Overall, I had a good time there and had a Beavertail.
Last but not least, I headed over to Raw Sugar Cafe to see Joey Wright and Rolf Klausener (of The Acorn) for a show. It was a good show filled with funny humour and not so keen language.
You can view the photos from below.
Oh yeah, since I didn’t post an entry for Wednesday, the radio show from Wednesday will be posted. I played part 1 of my Top 50 of 2011. The playlist is over at this link via CKCU-FM.

Audio/Radio Show
The December 14th Radio Show – Press play to listen.

CBC All In A Day – Share Central
Raw Sugar Cafe – Joey Wright and Rolf Klausener

From a Feast/Feist to a Near Disaster – S07E16

Due to the unfortunate nature of CKCU-FM and two other Ottawa radio stations being off the air. A fire burned down the antenna for CKCU over at Camp Fortune. The positive part has been that CKCU is still broadcasting over the Internet as the repairs to the antenna will take several days. In a way, my own show was normal as usual and I always post the show on this blog for anyone misses it live.
It seems to be a yearly holiday tradition as I happen to get more than two people joining me on the show. As usual, Lauren and Digory joined the show. A newcomer came on the December 7th show and it’s Stephanie. She’s been helping another show on Sunday mornings at CKCU.
What will be memorable for this Internet only show was Stephanie saying “feast” instead of Feist. Hence, the photo of the Feist albums and signed by the lovely singer. Despite the slight disaster, the show was still good with the hilarity and slip-ups.
Overall, it was nice to have the new guest co-host enjoy the radio show.
I forgot to mention on the show that it’s final The Wild 10 Countdown of 2011. Don’t worry, it’s not ending, it will be pre-empted until the new year. Adieu by Coeur de Pirate is number one for the 4th week.
The playlist for the December 7th show is over at this link. The summary for the Wild 10 Countdown for December 7, 2011 is posted at this link.
If you missed out on the live radio (or Internet only) show, you can listen to it again. Last thing to mention that I slightly revived my Flickr account. Even though I am not using a pro account, I will upload photos taken from my iPhone 4S. The photos are posted on the Flickr sidebar to the right.

The December 7th radio show. Press play to listen.

A TV Ad from Hong Kong I’ve Been Hooked On
Since I found out on the Anita Mui fan page on Facebook, a watch company came out with a TV ad for their Time is Love campaign. What intrigued me was the use of the classic Anita Mui song. It slightly put me in tears because it’s like a love story. Here’s the entire version of the ad campaign.