Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Ruby Slippers Sept. 27 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Last week in September, and so much lies ahead.  Nuit Blanche, Thanksgiving, Indie Week, Halloween, and the Fall CIUT membership drive.  It is with this madness that is October in mind that the playlist for this week came about.  Gotta get things energized to be ready to hit the ground running!
Lotsa Canadian, (Ocean City Defenders, Thunder Bay!!) , a large dollop of electro, some hard core rock. 

Let's GO!

Heavy Metal...White Rabbits (finally made the top of the list)
Omid...Thievery Corporation
I'll Be By Your Side (Grahm Zilla remix)...Sally Shapiro
The Nature Of Things...Ocean City Defender
Annie (Oh Muse, You)...Austra
Unconditional...The Bravery
Hey Doreen...Lucius
Rhymes with Puck...High Heels Lo Fi
Come On...Headstones
Oh My Bride...The Deady Snakes
Resurrection Joe...The Cult
Cherry Twist...Crystal Method
Ancient Kids...Bravestation
Air war...Crystal Castles

That's it, that's all.

And as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Ruby Slippers Sept. 20 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's that time again, playlist of the week.  Some surprises, some new cuts, and always a nod to the Canadians. 
As the weather gets cooler at night, it's easier to hang at home and preview more tunes than ever before.
If there are any you would like to hear, or bands you feel aren't getting their due, please feel free to email me ( and I will be more than happy to give your picks a listen.

Who knows, maybe there's a Listener based show in the future?

Here goes.

I Don't Want To Change Your Life...The Marble Index (Ha! thought it was Roxy Music, right?)
Torn Maps...Bosnian Rainbows
Weightless...Nada Surf
Austin, Texas...Netherfriends
I Know You...Kensington Market (archive alert!)
Struggler...Jillian Goddard (from our own west coast)
Just Luck...Royal Canadians (more west coast)
Emerald Lake, Alberta...Save The Whale (and yet more west coast)
Mambo Sun...T. Rex
Prairie Fires That Wander About...Sufjan Stevens
Open The Doors...Minotaurs
So It Goes...Aakron/ Family
Orono Park...The Wilderness of Manitoba
To The Night...Pete Van Dyk and the Second Hand Band
When the Dixie Stars are Playing Peek a Boo...Leon Redbone
Big City Car...Locomotive (oldie but goodie)
Heavy Metal...White Rabbits (got bumped last week)

Have a great week, and as always, thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Ruby Slippers for Sept. 13 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's Hump Day around here, and let me tell you, the whole "Last -of-Summer" high temperatures/humidity is getting on my final nerve.  Let the Fall roll in, for Pete's sake!
But with mid week, weather not withstanding, comes the posting of this week's playlist, and that is always a job I look forward to.  Shook it up a bit this time. Loads of Canadian artists and some stuff from the mystery that is the CD collection in this place.

Hope you will join me on Game Day, and discover for yourself something you had never heard before.

Painful Like...Austra  (from the Olympia album)
A Prince's Shadow...Jon Davis
The Mummer's Dance...Loreena McKennitt  (she makes me think of Fall)
Fifty Fifty...The Luyas
Broken Bones and Pocket Change...St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Rip It Up...Wanda Jackson (America's Sweetheart)
Red Light Love...Those Darlins
Body Of Work...The Mynabirds
Girls' Night Out...The Knife
What a Biddy Is...Navy
Secret March...The Wet Secrets
Never Coming Down...White Hot Jet
Romeo Romeo...The Vapids
O.P.K....White Coals (from North Bay)
Always Where I Need To Be...The Kooks
Red Morning Light...Kings of Leon (I walked around and listened to this for 6 months)
Land of the Freak...King Khan and the Shrines

Stay cool, then stay warm. And dry. Well, you know what I mean.
And thanks for listening.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ruby Slippers for Sept. 6 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Back to school/work/life this week and by Jiminy, the weather is totally fall-like in the wee small hours of the morning (OK so it's 6:30 or 7 am, not all that early for some)
And so, the task of creating a playlist that would start the first weekend away from the grind resulted in this.  Hope your time starting back was gentle and happy and generally satisfying.


Stranded in Time...The United States Of America
Six O'Clock...The Lovin' Spoonful
Holy Hand Grenades...Grace and Tony
Girl With A Problem...The Northern Pikes
Hold On When You Get Love...Stars
Jellyfish (Part 1)...Voodoo Bunnies
Secret Island...Thee Acquainted
Year In Song...Mary Margaret O'Hara
To The Lighthouse...Memoryhouse
Beaking It Up...Lykke Li
Breakdown...Little Creatures
Better Run...Royal Bangs
Was That It...Ark Analog (Dan Werb/Maylee Todd)
Go Bowie Go...The Bat's Pajamas
The Garden...Wowser Bowser

Argh! Back to homework!
(Thanks for listening)