Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ruby Slippers May 18 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

Another week more music! Loads of new tunes! Where else would you hear Church of Trees an Rat Scabies in the same hour? Nowhere, I say.

Like Gary Numan ...Church of Trees *
Ray of Love ... Bravestation *
Modern God ... Klammer
Wait Up (Boots of Danger) ... Tokyo Police Club/Passion Pit *
Shivers ... Rat Scabies
And I Wonder ... The Moody Tulips *
Appear ... Maff
Smile Upon Me ...Passion Pit
You Won't Get This Joke At All ...First Rate People *
Jack Filth ... Greg Clarke *
She Don't Care ... Ty Segall
Sun Rockin' ...Handsome Ned *
Deep Meadow ... Mushy Callahan *
Love Is The Answer ... Todd Rundgren and Utopia

(The last track is because by the time this airs, will have seen Utopia at Massey Hall and will no doubt have it stuck in my head. So, you have to too!)

Thanks for listening.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Ruby Slippers CMW 2 May 11 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Now we are heading into the second part of the festival that is CMW and it never gets easier to decide what to see and where to go.

Have had boatloads of stuff tracks to make these two playlists but in the end closing my eyes and pointing has worked well. More time after this week to revisit some that didn't fit in the hour.


Spin Our Wheels ... Sloan *
She Speaks the Wave ... The Nursery *
Kiss So Violent ... Arson *
The Road ... The Standstills *
Heroin Eyes ... Atomic Tomb *
The Wild Sky ... The Sword
Ghost I Know ... Anthem in Ashes *
Name for Myself ... Gingerale and the Monowhales (now just Monowhales ) *
Clocked ... Beauts *
Goodnight Moon ... Said The Whale *
To Love Somebody ... Lindi Ortega *
Beautiful Heart ... Nikki Fierce *
Manifest ... Witch Prophet *
Nobody Knows ... Iskwe *
Out In The Streets ... King Creep *

 Thanks for listening. See you next week.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Ruby Slippers for CMW Part 1 May 4 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

The agony begins...which artists to play, which artists to see !?@#

This playlist and the one next week are only a small sampling of the great music throughout the festival here in Toronto-Music-City!

So...hang on to your hats, kids. Here it is. And BTW, if your band is not on this playlist, never fear.
Ruby Slippers' mandate is to bring indie music to you the listener every week and no doubt will play everyone in the future.


Stop ... Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The Glimmer Shot ... Double Experience *
Not If You Were the Last Dandy on the Earth ... The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Fool Me Twice ... Hiroshima Hearts *
20 Something Going Nowhere ... Starship Experience *
Cab Fare ... The Alpacas *
Better ... Stuck On Planet Earth *
Invisible Man ... Possum *
Vampire Rocker ... Christian D and the Hangovers * (actually playing with the Sinners this festival)
Deathproof ... King Beez *
The Things You Do ... Moscow Apartment * (check out Brigit Fry's album "Fox Hat")
Subway Platform Mind ... Titus Calderbank * (I am in love with this song)
The Becoming ... Isla Craig *
Suffer ... Clara Venice * (TIMA awards performance artist)
Man From Japan ... Mimico *
Under Pressure ... The Used

And that's just scratching the surface.

Check out the complete schedule at

Thanks for listening.

See you next week for part 2...

*Cancon baby!

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ruby Slippers April 27 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Almost the end of another month. Where has the time gone? Pretty soon it will be CMW and let me tell you, there are loads of great bands to see. Biggest problem will be deciding which ones!

Anyway, until then, here is the playlist for this week.

You ... 1977 *
Libido ... Spectre Hearts *
All Around The World ... Eugene Ripper *
The Composer ... Peter Doran
Games Without Frontiers ... Peter Gabriel
I Don't Know Why I Love You ... Soft Science
Black and White Mountains ... Snowblink*
Peace and Love ... Cat Power
Running Down Love ... Young Doctors in Love *
Take It Away ... Dany Laj and the Looks *
Strange Vacation ... Quest for Fire *
Metamorphosis ... Miscalculations
Vacation By The Sea ... Pink Pearl Dragon *
Never Speak Of It Again ... The Holiday Crowd *
Start Today Tomorrow ... Youth Group

Thanks for listening


Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Ruby Slippers April 20th 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Is it safe to go outside yet? I don't think so....

This week sees a healthy dose of vintage music as well as brand new tunes, so kick back, open your ears real wide (thx Dr Fever) and enjoy.

What You Said Last Night ... The Midways *
Magic People ... The Paupers *
Lonely Places ... Lighthouse *
Spin Our Wheels ... Sloan *
Simulation ... Gladshot (at the Hard Luck on Thursday April 19)
Suvi ... Jesus Cmplxx *
Fooled Again ... Pedro Costa *
Get Out ... CHVRCHES
Never Woulda Thought ... Falcon Jane *
Dramamine ... Jeff Rosenstock
Telegram Sam ... Bauhaus
The Nervous Rock ... Toys That Kill
Why She Gotta ... Pete Van Dyk and the Second Hand Band *
Gypsy Heart ... Rival Sons
Black Dog ... Led Zeppelin
The Comet ... Poppy Seed and the Love  Explosion *
Black or White ... Lajon Witherspoon etc.
I Won't Change ... The Ballroom Babies *
The Orange County Lumber Truck ... Frank Zappa
Ode To The Swinger ... Phedre *

You gotta know this is way too much music for an hour minus ads.

Thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Ruby Slippers (eeps! It's Friday) April 13 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Could have made a theme playlist for FRIDAY THE 13TH but, naw, really, we aren't superstitious, right? Just keep both fingers and toes crossed (not your eyes, they will stay that way) that the CD players don't kick up again this weekend. Otherwise, you are listening to me sing for an hour straight and trust me, that would be pretty brutal.

Ahem, here is the playlist.

Hey Little Darling ...Stark Naked and the Fleshtones *
Out of Sync ...The Lost Tapes
Houdini Crush ... Buke and Gase
Do Your Own Time ... AC Newman *
Given the Time ... Everfriend
Where Am I ... One Over Zero * (good question, really)
Turkish Greensleeves ... Sultans of String *
Bad Fortune Cookie ... The Skeletones Four *
Hi Ho Silver Lining ... Jeff Beck
Blue Fear ... Sleep In Heads
Bollywood ... Patrick Watson *
Becoming X ... Sneaker Pimps
Father Pray ... Pat Robitaille *
Start Today Tomorrow ... Youth Group
Up You Go Little Smoke ... Tasseomancy*

Thanks for listening.

See you next week


Thursday, 5 April 2018

Ruby Slippers April 6 2018

Hey everybody!

Here we are again, charging into April with songs in our hearts and toques on our heads. Starting to think this is the new norm, gotta tell ya. Anyway, there is a boatload of really cool stuff this week so let's get going and keep the snow shovels handy.

The Hurting ... Tears for Fears
Saw Mill ... The Blue Stones *
Brand New Cadillac ... Teenage Head *
Undone ... Soft Science
Blue Imelda ... Final Fantasy *
In Motion ... Color Theory
Wake Up ... Blue Cougars * (hmmm, the blues seem to be on my mind this week)
Sin City ... Blue Moon Marquee * (I rest my case)
Via Dolorosa ... Chasing Clarence
Peroxide ... Chastity *
My Town ... The Bell Hours
Memorial Ten Count ... Jon Mckiel *
Baby, I Hate You ... the BB Guns *
Rope ... Foo Fighters
Bridge and Bones ... The Evidence *

So how's about that for a crazy list?
Thanks for listening, see you next week