Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Ruby Slippers Boxing Day Dec. 26 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Make it through the hols? Only time will tell in this household. Neither dog nor I intend to do much for at least a week. But music? Well that's another matter.

No move festive tunes, promise! (Although the one about Santa's brains is still calling my name)

Another Girl, Another Planet ...Screwed *
Another Nocturnal Day ... B-17 *
Changes ... The D.O.T.
Black Swans ... Cafeine * (wonder if they have done anything lately?)
You Slow Time... Basement Love *
I've Got Your Number ... Passion Pit
Go Go Go ... The C'mons *
Barbara Jean ... Hunter Valentine *
Between The Sheets ... Return for Refund *
It's On ... Broncho
Light You Up ... Forest City Lovers *
Paris 1919 ... Final Fantasy * (Owen Pallet)
Mystery Of Love ... Fever Fever
Love Song (cover) ... Tori Amos
Our Last ... Autumn Still * (new)

Gotta say, kinda like this one. Now back to sleep.

Keep Calm and Rock On.

And thanks for listening.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Ruby Slippers dec. 19 7-8 pm Holiday Music for what Ails Ya

Hey everybody!

Next week's show will be the sigh-of-relief show after all the scurrying around and stuff.
So today, to help us all get to that, here's the list of Holiday Music for What Ails Ya. Some kind of candycane-in-cheek selections as well as some new stuff to pique yer interest for the upcoming year!

Ho ho ho, babies! here goes!

Present Face ...Garfunkel and Oates (always lead with this one, it's my tradition)
Amnesia ... Cygnets * (we will no doubt have this by January 1st)
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm ... Venus Hum
Codeine and Wine ... Fuzz Kings * (need I say more?)
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer ... Smashing Pumpkins (ah, Billy)
Messed up Xmas ... The Dollyrots (complete with Dollytot)
Broken Ghost ... The Soles * (new)
Tarot ... Chloe Charles * (for the Pagan revellers)
Carol Of The Bells .... The Jingles * (from Western Canada..drummer from Septembryo)
Home By Christmas ... Moonglasses * (Guelph, Ontario)
Different Wings ... Trans-Siberian Orchestra
3 Generations ... Hawksley Workman *
Aliens (Christmas 1988)  ... The Rheostatics * (now we're getting weird)
Yuletide Zeppelin ... Mojochronic
Christmas Night of Zombies ... MxPx (what's the holidays without zombies?)
Oi To The World ... Severe
White Christmas ... Jingle Cats (NATURALLY)
Last Christmas ... Wham! (see previous comment)

Yikes! Tree is still on the porch! later gators!

And a very Happy Holiday full of peace, love and good will to all.

Thanks for listening.

*Cancon of course

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Ruby Slippers December 12 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Double dose of yours truly this week. First a feline Fill In for Catwoman and now Ruby Red on the board! Catching up on cuts that didn't make previous shows that I just can't let go of... and new new new-to-me music that is coming out of this great country of ours! Hope you'll come along for the ride!

Sonic Reducer ... The Screwed * (Cleave Anderson was doing a live in-store show this past w/end)
I Just Want You To Know ... Your Favorite Enemies *
Telepaths .... Cygnets (not swans) *
Love game ... The Frolics *
The Finder ... Pink Lightening (thx KaylaCP WXUT)
Tokyo Drift ... Brunswick Project * (FINALLY!!!)
The Hounds of Love ... The Futureheads
Fashion Zombies ... Aquabats (jes because)
The Spell ... Poppy Seed and the Love Explosion *
Bones ... Little Big Town
Strange Love ... Slim Harpo
Collective Heart ... Happy Rhodes
Birthday ... Kings of Leon (always like em always will)
Cartoon ... Kensington Market * (awesome place, awesome band)
Humiliation ... The National
Sing To Me (For Bridget) ... Shattervox * (new from forthcoming album)
Don't know if this whole list will make the show...So much music, so little time. (Ah, me)

Be sure to come back next week for the special "Holiday Music for What Ails Ya" Christmas show.

In the meantime, thanks for listening and have a Holly Jolly week.

*Cancon with a bullet

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Ruby Slippers December 5 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!!

Crap! It's December, we can't fool ourselves into thinking it's fall anymore and man, is it cold in the morning. Don't know about you, but getting up isn't easy anymore (say wha??) and without coffee, Ibuprofen and multiple layers (have never figured out looking hot in cold weather) there is no day.
Then it struck me, if the music was really fast and furious and bop worthy, things might, just might, look better, at least until we all acclimate to the reality that is Canada in the winter. (It never takes long, it's just that first few days....) (Gawd do I sound old )

So what better way to do that than an almost all punk almost all the time playlist (Apologies to Patrick Watson)

Let's Run ... Le Tigre
See No Evil ... Television
Walk Before Imitate ... The Homosexuals
Left of the Dial ... The Replacements
It Falls Apart ... Odds *
Hands of Production ... The Book Of Knots (brilliant album from 2007, Traineater. Check it out)
Cindy Tells Me ... Eno (genius)
Easy Eats or Dirty Doctor Galapagos ... Man Man
Wave Goodbye ... Animal Confession *
Blackwind ... Patrick Watson *
Exercise 5 ... CFCF *
Lanterns ... I, Us & We (new from album Mono)
(I Wanna Go To) New York City ... Bloody Five *
Sheena Is a Punk Rocker .... The Screwed * (members of local punk scene in the 70's)
The Witch ... The Sonics (inspired by Sonic Highway series with Dave Grohl)
Bikini Girls with Machine Guns ... The Cramps

Safety cuts: (may not make this show)
Happy House.... Siouxie and the Banshees
Years ... Gdansk *
Museum ... Future Sound of London

Enough to get the circulation going? You're welcome.

And as always thanks for listening.

*Cancon, red and white, baby

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 30 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

End of November. Good grief. The real run up to the holidays now begins in earnest so this is kinda our last chance to relax and just chill. 
Gotta say, this list really picked itself. Old favorites (comfort food) brand new cuts (a little spice) and lots of fun. Hope it's what you need after a long week.

You're so Tuff ... The Rickaneers *
Sympathy for the Devil ... The Stones
From The Night (Tribe Called Red remix) ... Stars *
Sweet Dreams ... Marilyn Manson
Stormy High ... Black Mountain *
Mind Reader ... Nathan Roberts and the New Birds (Toledo Ohio)
Pressure ... My Brightest Diamond
Sensei Says ... Half Handed Cloud
This Way ... Jets Overhead *
Remake/Remodel ... Roxy Music (kinda unusual for RM)
Let's Turkey Trot ... The Dollyrots
Carve My Name Into Your Chest ... Pantychrist *
Gilligan's Island ... Rude Norton *
Fool to Cry (Stone cover) ... Tegan and Sara *
The Cost ... Gdansk * (new)

Take a deep breath, make a cup of tea and charge ahead!

And as always thanks for listening.

*Cancon of course

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 21 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Santa Claus parade is over, the snow is starting to make an appearance. Now it's time to think about the holiday season. Do you stress this time of year? Not get enough "me' time? Well, sit back, grab a cuppa and warm slippers (or dancing shoes, your choice) and enjoy the show.

Berlin ...Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Heartbreaker ... The Rickaneers *
Jesus Saves ... Royal Tusk *
See ... Animalia *
The Best of all ... Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees *
Lemon Yoghourt ... Manitoba *
Anytime ... Roam *
Laug At Alice ... Ruby Coast *
It's A Feeling ... Mother Leads * (new)
I Gotta Disease I'm Addicted to Cheese ... The Evaporators *
Gagged and Bound ... Broken Halo
What You Always Wanted ... The Beans
Me and The Moon ... The Drums
Bad Blood ... Bastille (recommended by a listener)
Baroque Social ... Broken Social Scene *
Harps ... The Sea and Cake
White Leather ... Wolf Alice (courtesty Kayla CP)

More hot chocolate, bartender!

Thanks for listening!


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

I'm back! Miss me?

Would like to thank DJ Nico for filling in last week, and hope she will again if the occasion arises. The playlist was simply awesome!!!

This week has some amazing surprises. First of all, the new Die Mannequin album to start off the show, and later, a retro cut from one of my favorites, Thomas Dolby. Something brand spanking new from Toronto's own Korean Drama, and so much more!!

So hang on, friends, it's gonna get loud.

Murder on the Dancefloor..... Die Mannequin *
Time ... Breached *
Sun King ... The Cult
Hide From the Sun ... Goat
Odessa ... Caribou * (I love this, probably the best cut by this artist so far)
Close But No Cigar ... Thomas Dolby
Rope ... Foo Fighters (in honour of the Sonic Highways series)
Bring You Down ... Mother Leads (influenced by above?)*
White Lights ... Fast Romantics *
Flashbulb Eyes ... Arcade Fire * (by request)
Smoke and Mirrors ... Agnes Obel
Hafl of Somethng Else ... The Airborne Toxic Event
Nothing But A Bird ... Korean Drama *
Your Wife Is Calling ... Lee Ving, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Pat Smear

That's it until tomorrow at 5 pm. To be continued....

Thanks for listening.


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ruby Slippers with DJ Nico Nov. 7 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Dj Nico kindly posted the playlist for Friday's fill in show.

Here it is:

Insomniacs | Switched on
Dany Laj and the Looks | The match*
The Ten Commandments | I won't be happy*
The Tranzmitors | Jimmy's at the mod shop*
A Passing Fancy | I'm losing tonight*
Guess Who | Believe me*
Ugly Ducklings | She ain't no use to me*
The Above | Imprisoned
The Above | Holding back (LIVE)
The Above | Georgia peach (LIVE)
The Above | You make it real
The Great Scots | Lost in conversation*
The Pow Wows | I can see but you don't know*
David Clayton Thomas | Brainwashed*
The Mystics | Seeds*
Leather Uppers | Sexy time*
The Marvellous Beauhunks | La la la lights out*


Wow, am looking forward to hearing it on playback tomorrow.

See you this Friday, same Bat Time, same Bat Channel

Ruby Red

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Ruby Slippers Nov. 7 7-8 pm

Hey Everybody!

This week Ruby Red is off on an adventure and DJ Nico from Vinyl From the CIUT Crypt will be filling in with some amazing garage, punk and beyond! She will also be joined by the band from NTC, The Above.

Don't miss it!

Will be back, blogging and spinning tunes next Friday.

Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Ruby Slippers HALLOWEEN Oct. 31/14 7-8 pm

Boo, everybody!

First of all thanks to you all for your support during the Membership Drive. Without donations, the station would not be able to continue to deliver the quality and diversity it has come to be known for over the last 27+ years of operation.  We appreciate every listener and never take you for granted.

If you were unable to donate last week and wish to do so, the online option is still open for an extended period of time. Just go to www.ciut.fm and click on Donate Now. It is never too late to keep the love flowing (and by the by, let them know Ruby Slippers send you)

Now, down to the post membership drive/ municipal election show....it's all about HALLOWEEN!!!

Spooky, scary, silly and so much more. Maybe you need a little background music while the trick or treaters are at the door. Or maybe you just need a reason to move your feet! Either way hope you enjoy the ride.


Bad Things...Jace Everett
The Creature Stole My Surfboard...The Dead Elvi
Cemetary....Headstones *
Ghost Story ... The Diodes *
Banshee Beach ... The Ghastly Ones
Gravewalk ... Satan's Pilgrims
Ropes That Way ... Dirty Ghosts *
Monster Mash ... Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
Haunted BBQ ... The Bats Pajamas *
Day Of The Dead ... Gutter Demons *
The Afterlife ... Yacht
No Costume, No Candy ... The Swingin' Neckbreakers
Smells Like Teen Spirit ... Wintergloves *
Spellwork (Young Galaxy remix) ... Austra *
Tubular Bells ... Book Of Love
Devil Inside (INX cover) ... Beck (played this last year...love it)
LA Woman ... Elephant Stone *

Have a fun and safe night...don't overdose on candy (like anyone ever listens to that advice)

*Terrifying Cancon

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Ruby Slippers Membership Show Oct. 24 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

If you haven't supported this show and CIUT yet, it's as easy as one two three.
Just go to www.ciut.fm, click on the donate button and there you are. You didn't help us so magnificently to get the new transmitter in place not to keep the lights on, right? That one time Capital Expense was critical to the existence of this place. Now we are working to get back on track to keep the party going.

So to that end, here's a whole fistful of music, some of which will be on this week's show.

Over The Rainbow ...Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
To The Curb ...GingerAle and the Monowhales *
Headphones ... Mounties *
Crown Victoria ... Amity Beach *
Black Swans ...Cafeine *
People Are Strange ...Camera
Soul Kitchen ... The Black Angels
Midnight Honey ... White Hot Jet *
Bait and Switch ...The Shins
What My Body Yearns ...The Tungsten Hum *
Lonely View ...the Browne Project (contestant on British Idol!!!)
Greenroom ...Cripple Creek Fairies *
Black Corvair ...Chris Page *

Hope to see you tomorrow at 5 pm for more music, passion and craziness

And as always thanks for listening

*Cancon, baby

Friday, 17 October 2014

Indie Week Last Night Extravaganza Oct. 19

Hey everybody,

The choices are pretty straightforward at this point.

You can go to The Mod Club to catch all the venue Grand Champions battle it out to pick this year's
Indie Week Toronto representative who will then go on to play at Indie Week Ireland.

Or you can go to the Indie Week closing party at the Bovine Sex Club. You will be joined by last year's Canadian winner, Sumo Cyco, New City Kings from Essex, England, and the Hot Sprockets from Dublin.  Good news, this event comes after the conclusion of the Mod Club event.

So what are you waiting for?

Hope you enjoyed the showcase and will mark it on your calendars for next year.
I know I will.

See you Monday to start CIUT's Fall Membership Drive.

Cheers and beers!

Carol B
Ruby Slippers Radio
Fridays at 7 on CIUT

Indie Week Saturday Oct. 18

Hey everybody!

This is where it gets interesting.
For the last two days of Indie Week, many of the venues will be featuring the winners of the music nights they have hosted thus far. So for Saturday, you can hear a Battle of the Bands at the following places:
Brooklyn Bar, Cherry Cola, Czehoski,
Free Times Cafe, Hideout, Supermarket, Underground Garage and Tota.

There are still showcases of bands other than the winners, though.
These are some to consider when planning your night.

ADELAIDE HALL: Lyon, Diana, Cousins, Parallels (buy ticket in advance, this one will fill up)

BOVINE SEX CLUB: Sketch (EP release) Stuck on Planet earth, Unchained and Anti Queens

DETOUR: Les Mosquitos, The Control Room, UBI & FU (last chance!)

Lou Dawgs: Still Life, Whale Eye, Winter's End and others

BOOTS & BOURBIN: FREE SHOW ***  Moonlight Social, Green Light Morning, The orchard, Amy Metcalfe

PADDOCK TAVERN: Dreadful Starlings, Sole Pursuit, Aukland, etc.

RIVOLI: The Toniks, Micronite Filters, New City Kings  (Ireland and England well represented here)

ROUND VENUE: Bathurst Station, REND, Zameer

But don't take my word for it. Check out the full schedule at www.indieweek.com

Now on to Sunday.


Thursday, 16 October 2014

More Indie Week Oct. 17th (Friday)

Hey everybody!

Good Lord!! How to choose? 
Please refer to the Indie Week full schedule for more than what is here, but these are some of the sure fire performances as I see it... Tell me what you think!?!

Menage, Goodnight Sunrise, Dear Love, ***Breached (play this band on the show, love them)

The Toniks, Lipstick Junkies, Stone Iris (Edmonton)

Mayside, Modern Hearts and others

Laugh at The Take, ***Spewgore , special guest (aha some mystery)

Meet The Blue, another chance to see UBI and FU

Mandevilles, Johnny and the Jackals et al

Tungsten Hum (on the show this week), The Deadset

*** SILVER DOLLAR: solid lineup
Waterbodies, GingerAle and the Monowhales (on the show this week) JPNSGRLS, De'Nova

Goliath Paw (recently in Landmark battle of the bands) King Kredible (has been on the show),

Stay tuned for Saturdays line up.

And remember, they are all worth the price of admission, regardless of where you go.
Support Independent music!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Ruby Slippers Indie Week Oct. 17/14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Its here! I am posting about some of the awesome bands at this festival, but the show Friday will be entirely Indie Week artists, and it wasn't easy. Why you may ask? Well, because it's nearly impossible to pick from amongst the 250 bands on the roster this year.

So if I have passed by excellent musicians you would like to hear, please please let me know. Promise to include them on upcoming shows.

The Things We Can't Forget...New Design *
Jellyfish ...The Dead Projectionists
(I Wanna Go To) NYC ... The Bloody Five *
Laughing Gas ... JPNSGRLS * (pronounced Japanese Girls)
Cowards In The Castle ... Anti Queens *
Out Of my Head ... Gingerale and the Monowhales
Interceptor ... Sumo Cyco *
Brunin' Into Me ... Stone Iris *
Nothin' But Love ... FU (from UBI & FU - Japan)
Justice ... HAYS (Russia)
Don't You Dare ... Big Name Actors *
White Stallions ... Tungsten Hum *
Circus Song ... LOAD
Hole ...Royal Blood *
Love in My Heart ... The Turks *

No fill in tomorrow, but back next Friday for the Fall Membership Drive.

Please consider supporting this station.

Thanks for listening


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Indie Week 2014

Hey everybody!

Here's some picks for the start of Indie Music here in Toronto.  Hope you can get out to enjoy some new and exciting music or search for the bands on the web. You will not be disappointed!!

Wednesday October 15th

The Hideout: Winter's End, UBI & FU, Sumo Cyco and others (Launch party)

Crawford's: Running Red Lights et al

Thursday October 16th

Adelaide Hall: The Honeyrunners, New City Kings and friends

The Bovine: Riot Club, Lost Cause plus others

Cherry Cola:  Big Name Actors

Detour: Black Dog Ballroom, Art & Woodhouse, Lost Chord

Free Times Cafe:  the amazing Maneli Jamal, Amy Metcalf, HAYS (Russia)

Lou Dawgs:  Cat and the Queen, Winter's End

Boots & Bourbon: (free show) Dead Projectionists, Sea Perry

Supermarket: New Design, Moonlight Social, Peptides

Peacok Bar: We Won The War, The Turks, Language Arts

Round Venue: The Steady Rebels and friends

**** Silver Dollar :  UBI & FU, Fallen Heirs, Blood Five, Canvas ****

Underground Garage:  Stone Iris, Siiines

Stay tuned for more for this wonderful week of music.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Ruby Slippers for October 10 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Thanksgiving weekend! An extra day to rest for some, mondo family stress for others. Work for even more of us. But a time to count blessings whatever they may be and always keep music in your hearts. Hope you are all safe and with those you cherish.

Here's the playlist for this edition of the show.

Come Outside ... Ty Segall
Whinstone ... Greg Cairns *
GBA ... Xavier Rudd
As The World ... Echolyn
The Walls Are Coming Down ... Fanfarlo
The Side ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Lost Forever ... Earth and Fire
Big Shot ... Exxotone *
Young Romance ... Vampire Bats *
Experimental Fiction ... The Danks *
Uh Oh (ft. Serena Ryder) ... Jeremy Fisher *
Shadow Of Love ... Royal Tusks *
Leaves, Tress, Forest ... Dan Mangan *
Ghost Town Ryder ... Tree No Leaves
Heavy Moon ... Elephant Stone *

Be back tomorrow at 5 pm to work up to the turkey dinner ahead.

Thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Ruby Slippers Oct. 3 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's the beginning of an amazing month! Not only is Nuit Blanche this weekend, but fall fairs are everywhere, Thanksgiving, HALLOWEEN (be still my telltale heart) and the Fall membership drive running from October 20th until the 27th. I get tired just thinking about it.
Anyway, this is the playlist for the kickoff week.
Some covers, some new cuts, some vintage cuts... just as exciting as the month ahead.

Ziggy Stardust ... Elliott Brood covers Bowie *
Petroglyph ... Ghost House *
She Knows ... Riot Police * NEW
In The Quiet light ... Eugene Ripper *
Love Song ... The Cure (ahhhhh...)
Chkn ... Ashrae Fax (thanks Kayla at WXUT)
With A Little Help ... Euneverse  cover of Beatles *
To Some It Comes Easy ... Gentleman Reg *
Atoms ... Fast Romantics *
Running After The Game ... Stage Republic
Little Green Bag (!) ... George Baker
Concrete (Fish Out of Water) ... The Revivalists
The Ol' OG ... Ed Harcourt
The Troubles ... U2 (tell me what you think of the new LP)

Tomorrow is another day and another playlist.
Fill in from 5-6pm, hope you can make it!
And as always thanks for listening


Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ruby Slippers for September 26 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Here it is, the last weekend of September. How time flies, right?
Gotta say, between the summer weather during the day and the cold at night, most of us are not sure which way to turn.
So...we could all probably use an upbeat soundtrack as we muddle along confused but not bowed!


Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood remix) ... The Kills
Prince of Flies ... Buddy Black and the Ghost Umbrellas *
Urban Guerilla... Obits
The Sniper ... The Black Angels
Wrong Princess ... Big Damn Heroes *
Talkin To Myself ... Big Name Actors *
11:11 ... Arkells *
Somewhere We Belong ... Bravestation *
Eels ... Jess Morgan
French Toast ... Jones Bonnetta *
King Of Aylmer Street ... Jon Davis *
Thirty Days ... The Strawbs
Cowboys In The Void ... Quilt
Please Don't Go ... Brass Bed
Oh Yeah ... Foxygen

And just a gentle reminder...the Fall Membership Drive is coming up starting October 20th. Read all about it on the station website, we need your continuing support to finish paying for the transmitter and all of the other costs of running a top quality community independent alternative radio station.

Thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Ruby Slippers for September 19 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Outragious! The fall is here, whether we like it or not! Cooler temperatures, more layers and a real need to keep moving.
Thought maybe some music would help in that regard so here is this week's playlist!

Cold...West Coast Version ...Matt Dorgan Project
M & I ... SkyBurnsRed
Well Did You Evah? ... Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop
Breaking news live ... The Bats Pajamas *
I Can Change My Mind ... Simply Saucer * (yes I have played this before, but they are gold)
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
River of Blood ... The Black Angels
Sing A Song For You ... Tim Buckley
Joan's Call ... Cam Jones *
Fake It ... Authentic Imperfection * (exclusive new cut)
You've Become Skeletal ... Jay Holy *
Shake It off ... Rebekah Higgs *
The Einstein-Rosen Bridge ... Ilias (new!)
Sinning The Skin ... Jesse Kinch

Feeling warmer now?
And as always, thanks for listening


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Ruby Slippers for September 12 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Really mixed bag this week, kind of a sampler of many different flavours of music.
Here's a challenge...see if you can identify each type as you listen to the show.

And away we go...

One Way ... Hank Davis *
Down In Mexico ... The Coasters
Is You Sufferin'? ... Skinny Bitches *
I Bought My Eyes ... Ty Segall Band
The KKK Took My Baby Away ... Shonen Knife (at The Silver Dollar Sept. 20)
Punk or Lust ... Beach Slang
Pinch of Chalk ... Saffron Sect (Best. Band. Poster. Ever) *
Wandering Stars ... Proof of Ghosts *
hungry All The Time ... easy targets *
Blakc hearted love ... PJ Harvey & John Parish
Lonely Boy ... Iggy Pop & Ginger Baker (a Tribute to the Black Keys)
There She Goes ... Korean Drama *
Dogs ... Chris Richards and the Subtractions
For Those Who Stay young  (Young Galaxy remix) ... PS I Love You *
Complaint Department ... Lykke Li
Looking On The Floor Of The Love Shack (!) ... DJ grandfather vs. B52s

Told you it was different.

And as always, thanks for listening!


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Ruby Slippers for September 5 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Back to school and work. Blah! Particularily when the weather is still enticing and we want to be outside enjoying the summer we never had.

Hence, this week's show is still in that frame of mind.
You may notice that some of the picks are courtesty of last week's guests. Man I love the gift that just keeps on giving!

Flashbulb ... Arcade fire *
Stillness Is The Move ... Dirty Projectors
Baba O'Riley ... The Who
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
Fallin In Love Is For Young People ... The Hoa Hoa's *
Waiting ... Volcano Playground *
Human ... The Music
Having An Average Weekend ... Losergeek *
Needles in The Camel's Eye ... Brian Eno
Another Nocturnal Day ... B-17 *
Baby i hate You ... The BB Guns *
My My Metrocard ... Le Tigre
Apocalypse Surfin' ... Revolvers *
Here's Y ... Double Experience *

That's it, folks!

Thanks for listening!


Thursday, 28 August 2014

Addendum FULL List of music chosed by MAKAR for August 29th

Hey folks,

When I asked for a list of preferred songs for tomorrow show with the band MAKAR, well, it was really really overwhelming! So many great choices, and honestly, I may not have to pull music for the next four weeks...

Thought I would share this with you. Notice the amazing scope of this wish list.

Mark's choices:
God Save The Queen ... Sex Pistols
Little Shadow ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Twist & Shout, He Jude, Get Back ... beatles
Heroes ... David Bowie
Rock and Roll High School ... Ramones
What's Going On ... Marvin Gaye
Imagine ... John Lennon
Now or Never ... Elvis
Behing Blue Eyes, Baba O'Reilly ... The Who
Soul Man ... Sam and Dave
Grace ... Jeff Buckley
One, Where The Streets Have No Name ... U2
Born To Be Wild ... Steppenwolf 
Perfect Day ... Velvet Underground
Common Day ... Pulp
Song 2 ... Blur
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
Fire ... Jimi Hendrix
Break On Through ... The Doors
When the Levee Breaks, Kashmir .... Led Zeppelin
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
I Wish I Knew .. Sharon Van Eaton
Love Will Tear Us Apart ... Joy Division
Charlotte Sometimes ... The Cure
Ultra ... Depeche Mode
Scoundrel Days ... Aha

Andrea's picks
Piazza, New York Catcher ... Belle and Sebastian
The Underdog ... Spoon
Fading Into Obscurity ... Sloan
Radio Free Europe ... R.E.M.
Mother ... Blonde redhead
Mother ... John Lennon
Rip Her To Shreds ... Blondie
Eleanor Put Your Boots Back On ... Franz Ferdinand
Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll ... The killers
Waltz #2 (XO) ... Elliott Smith
Ask ... Smiths
To Go Home ... M. Ward
Shrink ... Adam Ant
Gloria ... Patti Smith
Let's Go ... The Cars
Know Your Rights ... The Clash
Skeleton Kay ... The Coral
I Cut Like a Buffalo ... The Dead Weather
Stillness Is The Move ... The Dirty Projectors
Girl ... Beatles
Girl ... Beck
Needle in The Camels Eye ... Brian Eno
You're an Ocean ... Fastball
Get Him Back ... Fiona Apple
Mad World ... Gary Jules with Michael Andrews
Can't Stop the World, Cool Jerk ... the Go Go's
Kings and Queens ... Hopewel
American English ... Idlewild
Lust for Life ... Iggy Pop
Stella Was A Diver and She Was Always Down ... Interpol
An Honest Mistake ... The Bravery
Don't Change... INXS
6'1" ... Liz Phair
Up The Bracket, Mocking Bird ... The Libertines
Dedicated Foller of Fashion ... The Kinks
Hi It's Been A Long Time ... Donovan
My My Metrocard ... Le Tigre
Hedgehog ... Luna
Paper Planes ... M.I.A.
Twilight Galaxy .. Metric
The Youth ... MGMT
Bling Bling Baby... Milk Kan
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Human, The Dance ... The Music
Black Eyed Dog ... Nic drake
Jules ... NIKO
Head Like A Hole ... NIN
Sunday Morning, Bathwater, New ... No Doubt
Lawnmower Boy, Tant Pis Pour Toi ... nous Non Plus
Timebomb .. Old 97's
and finally
Sadly Beautiful ... The Replacements.

See how hard it was? Changed my mind 20 times.

Ruby Slippers for August 29th How do I choose?

Hey everybody!

Oh brother!
Whenever folks graciously agree to cohost, part of the deal is to pick music for the playlist.


I can't even begin to tell you how much MAKAR sent me, and frankly we could do at least 4 shows based on their incredible list. However, it's only an hour (sigh) AND there will be live performance in there too, so this is a list of what I have on hand to fill in between their chat and song making.

Not all of it will be played.  Notice the width and breadth of the choices!

God Save the Queen ... Sex Pistols
Up the Bracket ... The Libertines
Born to Be Wild ... Steppenwolf *
Fading Into Obscurity ... Sloan *
Little Shadow ... Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Twilight Galaxy ... Metric *
Paper Planes ... M.I.A.
Falling In Love Is For Young People ... Hoa Hoas *
Get Back  ... The Beatles
Flashbulb Eyes ... Arcade Fire *
Baba O'Riley ... The Who
Randy Scouse Git ... The Monkees
Two Weeks ... Grizzly Bear
Ask ... The Smiths
Lust for Life ... Iggy Pop
Love Will Teasr Us Apart ... Joy Division
Cherry Bomb ... The Runaways
Stillness Is the Move ... Dirty Projectors
My My Metrocard ... Le Tiegre
Needles In The Camel's Eye .. Brian Eno
Human ... The Music

And we haven't even added the cuts from MAKAR's album "Funeral Genius"

Good Lord.

Hang on, this one's gonna be crazy

(And as always thanks for listening)


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Ruby Slippers for August 22 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Exciting times at the station! Not only is the new transmitter up and working but new show proposals are coming thick and fast to keep the PD hopping! Expect to hear new sounds in the weeks ahead.

In the meantime, let's crank it up with some awesome punk, psychedelia and vintage sounds.

Hang on...

Careful ... Television
Wolfwoman ... KC and the Moonshine Band *
Invisible Man ... Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies
Werebitch ... Switchblade Valentines *
Switchblade Romance ... Threat *
Flesh and Bone ... Waxmen *
Last Breath ... Flesh *
Das Pirates... Planet Creature *
The Bright ... WASHA  (new!)
Turn it Well ... Up Dharma Down (from Manila)
I'll Cry Instead ... The Beatles (loving their catalogue right now) (saw Help! last night)
Sunday Girl (2013 version) ... Blondie

Join me next week for fun and frivolity with MAKAR, live in studio, hummin', strummin'
and picking the playlist.

And as always thanks for listening


Ruby Slippers coming up August 29/14 ! Exciting news!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Ruby Slippers August 15 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Half way through the month, and the sun actually shines once in a while.
Of course, it's shining pretty brightly INSIDE CIUT as the final preparations continue to launch the big bold sound of the new transmitter. Maybe even in time for this week's show.
Nothing like 10,000 watts to set my heart to pitapatting. (Is that even a thing?)

Well...here's the playlist. Hope you hear it loud, proud and clear!

Gambit ... Double Exposure *
All Action Man ... The Coyote Men
Fight ... The Farrell Bros. *
Gold Star ... Goodnight, Sunrise *
Alien Agenda ... House of Daggers *
Meteor ... Token *
This is The dream Of Win and Regine ... Cadence Weapon and Final Fantasy *
How Do You Kep This All in Line ?... les Jupes *
Mojo Pin ... Jeff Buckley
Modern, Normal ... Memoryhouse *
Children ... Linda Perhacs
Sin City ... Blue Moon Marquee *
It's a Longer Road To California... The Wind and The Wave
Blank Generation ... Richard Hell and the Voidoids
Out Of Control ... Wayne County and the Electric Chairs
Start it Up ... Die Mannequin *

Oodles of Cancon (*)

And as always thanks for listening

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Ruby Slippers for August 8 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

Away we go again! Gotta lot of great music, much of it from the True North Strong and Free.
As there is no real guarantee that this weekend is going to be an outdoor patio kind of experience, there is always music to make it special just the same. So wherever you are, sit back, crank it up and enjoy.

Sylvia Plath ... parker BOMBSHELL  *
Lion's Share ... Sisyphus
Boys In The Woods ... Fol Chen
Valium Skies ... The Verve
Idle Tears ... Velvet Ants
A Photo of My Ex ... Young Doctors In Love *
Vo Code Her ... Danny Dopeamine *
Hidden In Books ... Electroluminescent *
Yes, Maria, Yes ... David Wax Museum
Hot Cha ... They Might Be Giants
Members Only ... Tin Bangs *
Don't Talk To Me ... Korean Drama * (new!)
Moi, J'ai Quelque Chose A Dire ... Machines Geantes *
Jimmy Don't Have A Phone ... Greg Clarke *
Don't Choke Feat ... City Rain

See you tomorrow at 5, same Bat Station!

And as always thanks for listening


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Ruby Slippers for August 1 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

New month, new playlist. It's been an interesting summer musically so far, and it doesn't look as if it's going to stop any time soon!
Starting with a little progressive, then into a metal cover of an old favorite, some 60's psychedelia and on and on it goes.
Come along for the ride...

The Cheese Stand Alone ... Echolyn
Man in The Mirror ... Danny Worsnop etc.
Demon Host ... Timber Timbre *
Close My Eyes ft. Esther Cote ... Exist Strategy *
Bad Co. ... The Band Apollo (new)
Omid (Hope) ... Thievery Corporation
Season Of The Witch ... Donovan
Afterlife Blues ... Fast Romantics *
Baltic ... Wintersleep *
Wipe Out! ... The Ventures
Whole Lotta Love ... Dread Zeppelin
Dead Butterflies ... Drugs In Japan *
And ... Headstones *

Ambitious? You bet. Let's see where it takes us...

And as always, thanks for listening.


Friday, 25 July 2014

Ruby Slippers Addendum for tonight July 25th 7-8 pm

Hey hey, everybody...

Thought you might like to see what this Hillside thing is all about.

Check it out here... http://www.hillsidefestival.ca/

Because it takes place in a small space on a lake there is a definite limit to the number of folks who can be on the site. And because the population is limited, there is a feeling of community from the time you walk the long and winding path from the fields where you can park your car or disembark from the bus that shuttles back and forth from the centre of Guelph. There is honestly nothing to compare to the feeling of making that trek first thing in the morning with loads of other bleary eyed music lovers who have yet to sip their first organic coffees of the day. It's as if you checked your stress at the turnoff to the conservation area.
With four stages going at the same time, the biggest decisions of the weekend are what to see when, and what to eat for dinner. The food is healthy, the coffee and beer are local and organic, the dishes are rewashed and the water is brought in by truck so that there are no plastic water bottles used throughout the festival. There are drumming circles, craft workshops, a few select vendors, and change huts in case you want to have a swim during the day. Everything ends at 11 pm sharp. This little jewel of an area is surrounded by residential not far off, and good neighbours are important. Folks share sunscreen, conversation and save your place in line when you have to use the portajohns while waiting for your beer. You rarely see a cop because they are never needed. Volunteers run the thing for the most part. Artists collaborate on the fly, and it's not unusual to bump into and chat with whoever was on stage only minutes before.
Some years the weather has been brutal. Like the year it rained torrentially, and Owen Pallett refused to leave the stage until he finished (THEN they cut the power), or the year it was so hot everyone seemed to pick a stage and not leave for the day. I have seen performances that will stay with me for the rest of my life.  Make African Peanut Stew and Green Lentil Vindaloo as part of my culinary repertoire, just because it makes you feel so good inside.

Hillside is as close to perfect as a festival can be.

Hope you can make it if not this year, then in the times ahead. It's worth the trip.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ruby Slippers Hillside Festival July 25 7-8 pm

Hey hey, everybody!

This weekend is the Hillside Festival at the Gueplh Conservation Area, considered for many to be the tiny perfect festival. Sadly, that also means many of us who would love to be there, eating vegetarian food while being surrounded by three days of non stop music, can't go because it's completely sold out.

Therefore, I have put together a playlist for the show touching on a bunch of the artists who will be there. Have left some of the more recognized bands out, but you will no doubt find new favorites as the show progresses.

So...Grab yourself some African Peanut Stew, an organic beer or two, and relax. 

Dependent (ft. Owen Pallett) ... Light Fires *
Save Charlie ... Rubblebucket
Good Day At The Races ... Hollerado *
Tokyo Summer ... Mounties *
Show Me Your Eyes ... Royal Canoe *
Donna ... Stelle Ella Ola *
New Calm Pt. 2 ... Ought *
Wait up for You (Andy Dixon remix) ... Lift x Zerbin *
Dream World (ft. Grimes0 ... majical Cloudz *
Disposable Times ... Young Galaxy *
Demons ... Red Moon Road *
Jimmy Jimmy ... Born Ruffians *
Honest Work ... Hinindar *
Bricks ... Hey Rosetta! *

Thanks for listening!


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ruby Slippers July 18 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

As July rolls along, it's full steam ahead for drinks on the patio, lazy days and good music.
Starting off this week with a couple of throwbacks (the first one with a twist) and some tunes from folks who are currently gigging around town. Something for everyone!

What A Fool Believes (Doobie Bros cover)... Rubblebucket
F.M. ... Steely Dan
Is It A Star ... Hall & Oates
Struck By Lightening ... Tamara Williamson *
Lullaby Love ... Justin Timberlake x The Cure
Dance The Mutation ... Simply Saucer *
Avoid Obligation ... PANIC *
Rebel Force Radio ... The Soles *
Penny Water (live demo) ... Black Lady Soul *
Sleep ... Allen Stone (I know I've played this once or twice, but it's just so good)
Money Can't Buy It ... Annie Lennox
Michigan Left (Young Galaxy remix) ... The Arkells *
Devil Woman ... The Beans
Sweet Sour ... Band of Skulls

Next week, some of the line up from the Tiny Perfect Festival...Hillside in Guelph

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


PS bonus! Weird Al does a send up of "Happy" (with permission and love from Pharrell of course)


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Ruby Slippers Radio July 11/14

Hey everybody,

It's right and truly summer now. High humidity alternating with lovely rain (ha) and sunshine that would fry an egg. The music however is always cool, and to that end here is the playlist. Somewhat more lighthearted than some lists.
Also of note, there is a band showcase coming up next Friday and some of the artists here will be playing there (Mod Club July 19) I have marked them with an LM and will play more up and coming participants in the shows ahead this week. (Saturday fill-in 5-6 pm, next Friday July 18)

So listen up...

Through Hidden Eyes ... Guided By Senses    LM
Ready To Start (the Taylor Report theme song!) ...Arcade Fire *
Television Man ... Naomi Punk
Intertwined ... Ivory Drive
I Do A Very Fine Line In Communion Wine ... Secondhand Coffin (finally got it in) *
Ring The Bell .. Yacht (another orphan from last week)
Copying ... The Rest *
Run River Run ... Kirty *
Thank God I'm Not In Highschool ... Stephie Coplan and the Pedestrians
Ghosts ... Andrei Eremin x Fractures
Dont Lose Control ... Material
Emergency ... The Soles *
I'm Alright ... Running Violet *  LM
Lunar Express ... Outliars *  LM
Lullaby Love (mashup) ... Justin Timberlake x The Cure

PLUS perhaps a few surprises. You'll have to listen to find out.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Ruby Slippers for July 4 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Happy July 4th for our neighbours to the south! Hope your weekend is beautiful, the fireworks spectacular and your travels safe!

Here is the playlist for the show. Listen on, MacDuff...

Chain My Name ... Polica
Seven (The Twelves remix) ... Fever Ray (disco for the those who dance)
For Those Who Stay (Young Galaxy Remix) ... PS I Love You *
Did You Forget My Name ... White Wires *
No One Knows ... Queens Of The Stone Age
Secret March ... The Wet secrets *
And I Walk ... The 6ixty8ights *
Hey Bulldog ... The Beatles
Sky (In The Name Of You) ... The Soles *
You To Believe in ... Paradise Feasrs
Death By Proxy ... Rare Monk
Chemical ... New order
Paper Girl ... July Talk *
Giant Hands ... You Say party! We Say Die! *
Twin Mirror ... Zoo Owl *
Ring The Bell ... Yacht

Ambitious list, and not all will make it to air this week. But worry not, those left behind will reappear next week!

Have tons of fun wherever you are.

And as always, thanks for listening!

* Cancon to the max

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Ruby Slippers for June 27 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Post NXNE festival and it's busier than ever. Have a bunch of fill ins to do (CIUT tries to always do live broadcasts, so holidays are often covered by crazy programmers with loads of enthusiasm)

Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

However, here is the list for Ruby Slippers!

Summerhead ... Cocteau Twins
Body Like Lead ... Kashka *
Evening Breath ... The Folk *
Mother Stands for Comfort ... kate Bush
The Main Thing ... Roxy Music
It Ain't Easy ... Slim Twig *
Luna ... Malajube *
Here Comes The Rain ... Jessica Stuart Few *
The Immaterial Witness ... Slingshot Miracle * (Calgary)
Miracle Man ... Elvis Costello
Grey Skies Still Have Shades of Blue ... Starpilot *
Open Her Diary ... Ilias (new)
Little Boy Blue ... Albert Ryan
Wake up Your Mind ... The Rebel Light
Mr. Stormalong ... Ivan Neville

Have a good weekend (long or otherwise)

And as always, thanks for listening

*Cancon excellence!

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ruby Slippers for June 20/14 NXNE

Hey Everybody,

Here it is, the heart of the festival known as NXNE. Got a chance to preview some of the amazing music last Saturday but tonight there's even more and a good whack of it Canadian.

So, get comfortable, grab a drink and snacks, and let's get going!

What you Need ... LuxDeluxe
Sticks and Stones ... Crystal Stilts
All The Pretty Girls Go To The City ... Spoon
Knives ... The Box Tiger *
New Victims ... Ketamines *
Stop Drop and Roll ... Drugs In Japan *
Don't You Dare ... Big Name Actors *
Double Trouble ... Mexican Slang *
See The light ... Walking Motionless *
Drunk Teenagers ... Joel Plaskett Emergency *
This Wild Heart ... The Nursery *
Man From Japan ... Mimico *
Is You Sufferin' ... Skinny Bitches *
Gremlins Crawl ... Shannon and the Clams
Rescue ... Mama Kin
She Goes Riding... Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party *
Not The Same ... Hands and Teeth *
Walk Into The Sea ... (Message to Bear Remix)... Slow Down, Molasses * (only got to part of it, sorry)

AND if that isn't enough...more tomorrow at 5 with a NXNE fill in show right here on CIUT!

Be safe, have fun and as always, thanks for listening.

*Cancon goodness

NXNE Final Part June 22/14

Wow, kids, this is it.

If you haven't already run out of steam, there are even more things to see and do today.

Baltic Ave... The Nursery, CTZNSHP and others
Crawford ... last chance to See Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs, with Sonic Avenues, King Creep and      
                    Pet Sun
NXNE Festival Village (Edward Day Gallery) ... record swap, DIY label and art fair, and bands!
Wrongbar ... a pile of mini sets too numerous to list here.
Yonge Dundas Square ... DJ heaven until it's over.

Bearing in mind that there have been free concerts in Sonic Boom, Trinity Bellwoods, and all over the place, there was no excuse not to be part of the festival.

Didn't even touch the MIO streetcar experience, or Vice Island or the Bruise Cruise, or the Boiler Room.

Gotta tell you, Monday is going to be a hard one.


NXNE Part 4 June 21/14

Hey folks,

Getting tired yet?

Here we go again, but the choices are even more daunting.

If I could clone myself, this is what I would see... (and then we would all compare notes)

Baltic Avenue ... Zords and others.
Bovine Sex Club ... Grime Kings, White Poppy, Boyhood et al
Cameron House ... Holy Oak, Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party, Birds of Bellwoods etc.
Gap (Queen Street) ... Joywave, Craft Spells from 2 pm
Great Hall ... Mexican Slang, Perfect pussy, Weaves and others
Horseshoe Tavern ... Stephanie Cameron, Wilderness of Manitoba, Joel Plaskett Emergency
Rivoli ... Golden Dogs, Human Orchestra, Rachel Ries (!!)
Smiling Buddha ... Seoul and friends
Tattoo ... Ark Analog, Future Islands, and a Secret Show
Yonge Dundas Square ... Mac DeMarco and SPOON!!!

Too. Much. Stimulation.

See ya on Sunday

NXNE Part 3 June 20/14

Hey everybody,

End of the week, more choices to be made. 
If I was more nimble, I would be bouncing around like a little rubber Super Ball. (Remember those? Hard enough to bounce onto the roof and break an occasional window? ) (Heard it from a friend...)

Anyway, as I say over and over again, there are no wrong choices.
But these caught my eye, so here we go.

Bovine Sex Club ... Hands and Teeth, Drop Dead Pinups, Happy Fangs, Arson and others
Hideout ... Skinny Bitches, Gramercy Riffs, Ugly Club et al
The Great Hall ... cool lineup including Xiu Xiu !!!
M for 159 Manning ... starts after lunch with Bloodshot Bill, includes Death Hymn Nunber 9 , Xiu Xiu
                                    (they are on the move) Old Man Canyon and KCAccidental
Horseshoe Tavern ... Lunch! Music! with Royal Tusk, Danks, Rah Rah, Odds 
Massey Hall ... (limited walk up) with Barr Brothers and Spiritualized 
Rancho Relaxo ... Hospital and others
Rivoli ... Cai.ro and Sidney York with friends galore
Wrongbar ... Tei Shi and Ark Analog plus so much more
Yonge Dundas Square ... FREE .. Eagulls, Swans ! St. Vincent!

But don't take my word for it.
Check out the schedulizer online at www.nxne.ca

On to Saturday, my friends...

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

NXNE Part 2

Hey folks,

It's getting more difficult to make those decisions, but with a blindfold and a pencil, it's possible to do so.
Here are some that caught my eye.

Baltic Avenue ... The This Many Boyfriends Club, Tei Shi, Marble Lion, Mimico and others
Bovine Sex Club... Drugs in Japan, Sumo Cyco (Indie Week winner) and lots more
Dakota Tavern ... The Lovely Feathers (loads of fun) , Sea Oleena and friends
Hideout ... Kill Matilda, The Demos, Falling Androids et al
Lees' Palace ... The Pizza Underground 9silly), Shannon and The Clams
Massey Hall... (if you were thinking ahead) Weaves, Tobacco, tUnE-yArDs
Mod Club ...PS I Love you and others
The Rivoli ... Fevers, Sidney York and friends
Silver Dollar Room ... Diamond Bones, Language Arts, Julie fader, Seoul, Heat etc. **
Tranzac ... Lorraine Segato among others
Yonge/Dundas Square ... FREE... Odonis Odonis, Sleigh Bells, Golden Teacher, Danny Brown

And if you are a pirate at heart, There's always VICE Island, but count for slow ferry transport there and back.

See you later for Friday's line up!

NNE in Progress Part One

Hey everybody,

Although technically, NXNE started a few ago, there were a reasonable number of events and artists from which to chose. If you are a diehard festival goer, it was not impossible to float about and see what there was to see, hear what there was to hear.

As of Wednesday, though, it gets hard.

So here are my picks for things to consider. As I always sa, all choices are sound ones. 
Read the list, mull it over, and go your own way.

The Cameron ...Painted Saints, Amity Beach and others. Depends on how late you stay out on a school                             night
The Garrison... Thoughts on Air, Thus Owls (Montreal is well represented this festival)
The Hideout... Go for the Eyes, Big Name Actors (will be playing them on the show)
The Horsehoe ...Mutual Benefit, LOW (midnite to 1 am...hard time for a Wednesday)(dammit)
The Rivoli ... Bugs In The Dark, Amos The Transparent, Royal Tusk and friends
Wrongbar...  Mysteries, Parallals, Foxtrott and others.  Solid show

And who doesn't love a secret show? That would be The Tattoo at 1 am.  

Tomorrow is another day. More completely unbiased suggestions for you listening pleasure.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ruby Slippers for June 13 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

As next week is NXNE, I have one more partial week to prepare the festival playlist. I will post it early (likely on the weekend) as well as day by day picks for the schedule. But let's just take a deep breath, (Breathe In, Breathe Out...that's it) and listen to some old favorites and some soon to be new favorites.


(I thought so too)

Walking Spanish ... Tom Waits
Sixteen Tons ... Anna Domino
Rabbit Habbits ... Man Man
Miracle ... Run the Red Light *
Save Your Mama ... The Pecan Sandies *
Free 'n Easy ... Diemonds *
I Put A Spell On You ... The Kills (couldn't resist, sorry!)
Sooner Or Later ... Cricket *
Im Estado ... All Of Your Friends *
Hail Of Arrows ... Raised By Swans *
Youth ... Beach Fossils
Tessellate ... Tokyo Police Club * (truthfully, it's the only thing I have by them)
To A Crowd ... Modern Creatures *
Dracula Variations ... Zygote
An Unfortunate Invention ... Benjamin Sheridan
Over The Rainbow ... James Kasper * (I'm a sucker for this song)

That's the list. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Next week, festival mayhem

And as always thanks for listening

*loads of Cancon

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ruby Slippers June 6 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

This week's a marathon for Ruby Red! Coming hot off the fill-in on Wednesday, am totally energized for this week's show! Tons of Canadian goodness, and can almost guarantee that you won't recognize most of the playlist. It's an adventure! It's exciting! At times it's kinda scary! And it's sunny outside! (sorry couldn't help myself)

Here goes,

Kicking The Habit ... Trained By Aliens *
Into The Deep ... Arietta *
Second Chance ... Ark Analog *
Indio ... Matt Mays *
Tweakhead ... Rian Riot *
Map of Tansmania ... Amanda Palmer
M.A.G.I.C.  .... The Sound Of Arrows
Pass This On (Dahlback and Dahlback remix) ... The Knife
Balckhole ... Streetlight Marathon *
Cheap and Cheerful (Fake Blood remix)... The Kills
The Funeral Tango ... Vampire Bats *
This Town ... James Kasper *
In The Middle ... Lily & Madeleine
You Can't Fix This ... Stevei Nicks, Dave Grohl et al

Hope the show launched you into an amazing and surprising weekend.
(Who doesn't like surprises, right?)

And as always thanks for listening.


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Ruby Slippers May 30 7-8 pm

Hey Everybody,

Here it is the end of another month. Cold weather, really hot stuff, back to moderate...doesn't look as if Ma Nature can make up her mind.
I know how she feels!
After having someone else do the playlist last week, I too was all over the place for this week's show.
So buckle up and enjoy the ride. It might get weird.

Windswept ...CFCF (brand spanking new) *
Impacilla Carpisung... The Ting Tings
Vuture of Love ... The Sea Monsters (because we cut them off last week) *
O'm Not Home ... Armon Jay (another newbie)
Catch It Faint ... Roo and the Howl (yet another newbie)
Phone .... Cousins (STILL another newbie) *
The Great Russian Empire .... Pig's Blood (you guessed it) *
Walk On Water ... The Rest (now disbanded, really sad ;( ) *
For Pete's Sake ... The Monkees
You Might Think (Cover) ... The Velvet Ants
You Really Got Me (137 BPM) ... The Kinks
Shotgun Legs ... Korean Drama * (NEW! PUNK! just couldn't do a show without some punk)
The Last Time ... Browne Project (busking at it's best)
G.B.A. ... Xavier Rudd  (electrifying live)
Mariner's Cross ... Gdansk * (Hamilton! Hamilton!)

That's all, folks!

And as always, thanks for listening!


Sunday, 25 May 2014

This has been on my mind for a while....

Hey everybody,

Losing Oderus from Gwar was big. Really big. Particularly as he was an alien from Hamilton.

So when I saw this, thought, perhaps others had the same question.....

Will be back with the playlist on Wednesday.

Ruby Slippers on the fly!