Hello 2013, it’s a new year and what a nice way to have the radio show on the day after January 1st, new year’s day. On this edition, I brought in a guest on the show because the regular co-host’s away on her holiday break. The guest is Brianna Harris and she’s a student at Carleton University. She is also an indie music fan but more on the folk genre. It was a privilege to give her a listen to various Canadian indie music from 2012. I left several Canadian artists and bands out from my top 50 of 2012 as it was a difficult choice to put them as there were so many good album and EP releases in 2012. Overall, she enjoyed the radio show and liked the music that were played.
Also on the January 2nd show was the conclusion to the year-end countdown. This time, it’s the top 12 non-Canadian indie music of 2012. The segment was pre-recorded as I wanted my co-host (Lauren) to experience the excitement in counting down the tunes of 2012. The top pick from the list of 2012 was Beach House because Bloom was basically our favourite album. Their music makes me happy, dreamy and putting me into tears. I’m reminded from a former co-host from Italy who got me to like the band and a former host from RTHK Radio 3 (now living in England) who had Teen Dream as one of her picks from 2010. Without those two, I wouldn’t have fallen in awe with Beach House.
The list for the top 12 is posted below.
The playlist from the first radio show of 2013 is over at this link. If you don’t want to listen to the whole show and want to listen to the top 12, it will be provided. If you were expecting Gangnam Style, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together and Call Me Maybe on the list, they were not up for consideration. They were my guilty pleasure songs for 2012 along with We Are Young (featuring Janelle Monáe) by fun.
Another best of 2012 show that I’ve been excited is The Strombo Show’s yearly Hundo Strombo countdown. He played the first part from #100 to #50 and early on, he played the favorites that were on my best of 2012. I am wondering what he will have for the top 50 for Sunday night.
Aside from the silly photo that I took after the show (shown above), I decided to experiment doing a photo 365 challenge as a few people I have on social media had been posting photos for 365 days from last year. The page for it is at this link.
Let’s hope 2013 will have awesome music releases.
The January 2nd radio show – Press play to listen.
The WildWorks Top 12 of 2012 for Non-Canadian Indie Music – Press play to listen.
The Top 12 Non-Canadian Indie Music of 2012 List
1. Myth – Beach House (Bloom)
2. Blue Jeans – Lana Del Rey (Born To Die) [On the radio version, the RAC Mix was played]
3. Gun Has No Trigger – Dirty Projectors (Swing Lo Magellan)
4. Origins – Tennis (Young & Old)
5. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala (Lonerism)
6. Disparate Youth – Santigold (Master of My Make Believe)
7. No One Like You – Best Coast (The Only Place)
8. Ho Hey – The Lumineers (The Lumineers)
9. The Hunt – Grizzly Bear (Shields)
10. Sun – Two Door Cinema Club (Beacon)
11. Home Again – Michael Kiwanuka (Home Again)
12. Your Hands – Ghost Society