Summer Special #4: Summer is Winding Down

Summer 2013 #4
In case you didn’t know, there hasn’t been a lot of entries throughout the Summer as the blog is on a hiatus. Things will be picking up come September. If you didn’t know, I’ve been taking instant film photos and it’s a way to keep up with the good memories. I wouldn’t say that I’m a trendsetter.
There will be changes to the radio show and the top 10 as they will be posted separately. The radio show is now on Mondays and the top 10 will be posted later in the week. Please continue the support in times of the change.

The reason for posting this entry up is that the August 26th radio show doesn’t have the On Demand stream posted up through CKCU-FM. You can listen to the audio from below. The past Summer shows haven’t been posted up as they’re available on CKCU On-Demand through the playlist.
This week’s show had new music from Masia One, Lindi Ortega, The Love Machine and Fevers. There was a tribute to Keiko Fuji as she tragically died on August 22nd. She’s the mother to J-POP superstar, Utada Hikaru and also a singer from the 1970s in Japan. It’s sad to hear people from all walks of life dealing with mental illness.
The playlist can be seen over at this link.

As Summer ends, I hope you enjoyed a good one.
See you later!
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From The Juno Nominees to Love Songs – S07E25

This week’s show has a lot of materials covered as myself and co-host, Lauren talked about the Juno Awards nominees and then playing love songs for Valentine’s Day. The 2012 edition of the Juno Awards will be in Ottawa on April 1st. The nominees were announced on Tuesday and the selections were pretty satisfying as Canadian indie bands and musicians from the likes of Dan Mangan, The Sheepdogs, Braids, Diamond Rings and Hey Rosetta! got Juno nods. It’s nice to see these bands and musicians get recognized.
The next part is the photo above as we did the heart shape symbol. Valentine’s Day is upon us and it’s become a yearly thing to play love songs. As usual, it’s mainly on the Chinese songs and First Love by Utada Hikaru as it deals with love and fitting for Valentine’s Day. DJ Digs joined in the live part of the show.
Since this week’s radio show is pretty jam packed, you can listen to two parts as it’s best to not listen to the entire show in one sitting. The first part is the Wild 10 Countdown and the Juno Awards nominees and the second part is the live show on CKCU-FM. There’s an extra from the live show as we continued to have an entertaining discussion on Valentine’s Day and boy bands.
The playlist for the Feb. 8th show is at this link. The Wild 10 Countdown summary is at this link.

Audio/Radio Show
The first part of the show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForFebruary82012/WildworksFebruary82012PartA.mp3]
The second part of the show – Press play to listen.
[audio http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForFebruary82012/WildworksFebruary82012Live.mp3]

The Start of Christmas Season & The Balconies Takeover – S06E12

The Balconies

What a way to kick off the first of December with a bunch of awesome music and holiday tunes. I will be using tunes from A Charlie Christmas for the next couple of Wednesdays leading to Christmas. I still love The Peanuts and the classic cartoon. The worse part was using the 2006 remaster version. Next week, I should use the pre-2006 version of A Charlie Brown Christmas.
December 1st happened to be World AIDS Day. I started off with the famous Marvin Gaye cover of What’s Going On by the Artists Against AIDS Worldwide. Even though the song came out in 2001, I decided to play it in tribute of the people who’ve lost their lives to AIDS.
I won’t explain much on the Wild 10 Countdown as it will be on the other blog.
The second hour of the show had The Balconies taking over for the first half hour. It was pre-recorded and during the time when they competed for the finals of The Big Money Shot. Even though it had some interview elements, I had the trio request their favourite songs. This is considered the final music interview of 2010.
The final half hour of the show was the start of the Christmas show as I played Christmas tunes by Canadian indie artists & bands as well as the usual Christmas pop tunes. For this set, I included two Christmas songs that are not in English. One was in Japanese (Utada Hikaru) and the other in Mandarin (Mavis Fan). I played a new Utada Hikaru song because she recently released her 2nd Single Collection compilation album. This is considered her last for the time being as she will be going on an indefinite hiatus starting in 2011.
Without further ado, you can check the playlist at this link.
The Wild 10 Countdown for December 1st is at this link.

Audio  & Extras –  Radio Show for December 1st and The Balconies Takeover Show (Segment)
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The Balconies Takeover Show
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Since I had mentioned Utada Hikaru, here’s the music video to Goodbye Happiness. The new song from Utada Hikaru Single Collection Vol. 2.