Show #20 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping…

/cheese

Sorry. It’s true though. Before I realize it, another Tuesday is upon us. I’ve been keeping a little busier than usual, so I don’t have a set-in-stone plan for tonight (not that that’s unusual). However, I do have some good stuff lined up. It’s very likely you’ll hear some Joshua Redman, James Brown, Norah Jones, Oscar Peterson, Radiohead, Iron & Wine… yeah. Plenty of good stuff! I’ll throw a couple of surprises at you too, for good measure. 😉

Update:

最初の1時間
1. Benny Sings – Get There
2. Caribbean Jazz Project – Stolen Moments
3. Feist – Sea Lion Woman
4. Bill Evans – Houdou Basin
5. Joshua Redman Elastic Band – Greasy G
6. Great Uncles of the Revolution – The Fruit Jugglers
7. Wynton Marsalis – Where Y’all At?
8. The Cat Empire – All That Talking
9. Norah Jones – Sunrise
10. Rheostatics – Northern Wish
11. Paul Paulin – J’ai pas n’cent su moé

2番目の時間
12. Astor Piazzolla – Tango Fugata
13. Medeski Martin & Wood – Anonymous Skulls
14. Windom Earle – I Saw The Way You Looked At Me
15. PDF Format – Gen’s Song
16. Aphex Twin – Jynweythek Ylow
17. Sigur Rós – Gobbledigook
18. The Most Serene Republic – The Men Who Live Upstairs
19. Andrew Bird – ~
20. Chris Thile – Wolfcreek Pass
21. James Brown with Lyn Collins – Mama Feelgood
22. Kurt Elling – Minuano
23. Blair Zettl – Sometimes
24. The Bird & The Bee – My Fair Lady
25. Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place

Thanks, as always, for listening. I hope you can catch the show again next week. I’m already trying to think of a good theme…

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Regina’s Indie Record Store Goes Underground!

If all goes well, Regina’s X-Ray Records is scheduled to re-open on 15, April. After taking a 4-month hiatus to relax and recoup, shop owner Dave Kuzenko is getting ready to hit the ground running, ordering new stock (vinyl records, CDs, posters, t-shirts…) and moving into a new location – only a few meters away from where it was last. That’s right, he’s back in the World of Trout/Tiki Room Building, but this time; he’s setting up shop downstairs!

For more details and updates as the grand re-opening date approaches, visit the website:
www.xrayrecords.ca.

Mwahaha! This means more new music for What Planet Is This?!.

Show #19 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Tonight: No theme, just great music. I cleaned up the mass of CDs and records lying around my living room (mostly selections that made a trip to the station in the last couple of months) and found a lot of goodies – some that have never been played, some that have.

Update:

Première heure:
1. Corb Lund – Talkin’ Veterinarian Blues
2. Jason Collett – Sorry Lori
3. Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
4. Dan Deacon – Big Milk
5. Jon and Roy – Thanks For That
6. Sublime – Santeria
7. Jimmy LaFave – Car Outside
8. Emiliana Torrini – I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You
9. Great Big Sea – The Chemical Worker’s Song
10. The Seatbelts – Call Me Call Me
11. Antony with Bryce Dessner – I Was Young When I Left Home
12. Imogen Heap – Little Bird
13. Leonard Cohen – Be For Real
14. Arcade Fire – Une année sans lumiere

Deuxième heure:
15. Squirrel Nut Zippers – My Drag
16. Beirut – La Llorona
17. Spyro Gyra – Monsoon
18. David Braid Sextet – The Work Song
19. Trent Reschny – Star Eyes
20. Tom Waits – You Can Never Hold Back Spring
21. Sunset Rubdown – A Day In The Graveyard
22. Movits – Ta På dig dansskorna
23. Seeed – Psychedelic Kingdom
24. Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
25. Buck 65 – Le 65isme
26. Nat King Cole – Unforgettable
27. Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World

Thanks, as always for listening. Hope you can make it again next week.

Show #18 (I think) Playlist, etc.

That’s right, it’s that time again!

As promised (or threatened, depending on how you look at it); I will use one of tonight’s two hours to play entirely electronic music! That said, it really won’t be a whole lot different than any other show. I already slip a good deal of electro tunes in there. This time, they’ll just be all in a row.

What Planet Is This?! is not a late night program, so I promise there will be no “oonst oonst” and no epic, never-ending electronic acid trips (maybe some other night). That said, I’ve got some Kid Koala lined up, The Faint, Herbie Hancock, Tiga and more! You’ll like it. I’m sure of it.

For the second hour; you can expect some regular WPIT?! favourites and some artists I’ve never played before including Man Man, Frank Zappa, The Beatles and Jason Collett.

Update:

This hour:
1. Socalled – Who Knows One
2. cloudy, with occasional rain – gluttony
3. Nina Simone – Sinnerman (Felix Da Housecat’s Heavenly House Mix)
4. Kid Koala – Drunk Trumpet
5. Jamiroquai – High Times
6. Tiga – Beep Beep Beep
7. Herbie Hancock – Obsession
8. The Faint – Fulcrum And Lever
9. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rock! – Staging A Traffic Jam
10. Caribou – Niobe
11. Escape From Wherever – I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love (Fillis Frost Mix)

That hour:
12. Man Man – Hot Bat
13. The Beatles – Octopus’ Garden
14. Barenaked Ladies – Jane
15. Frank Zappa – What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World
16. Basia Bulat – Little One
17. The Bird & The Bee – Polite Dance Song
18. Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis – Night Life
19. Oscar Peterson – Mumbles
20. The Guess Who – Bus Rider
21. Ray Charles – I’ve Got A Woman
22. Natasha Bedingfield – These Words
23. Jane Monheit – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
24. Michael Brecker – The Nearness Of You
25. Joni Mitchell – The Circle Game
26. Keb’ Mo’ – Closer

Thanks again for tuning in. It’s always appreciated. Be sure to catch the show again next week for two more hours of great music!

Oh yeah! Before I forget, if you haven’t already; check out this week’s music discussion!

How do you find out about new music?

Hi folks!

We got some pretty good responses with last week’s Just For Fun post, so I decided to post another one today.

This week, I’m wondering: How do you find out about new music?

Entirely by radio?
Do you frequent a local music store?
Do you have a favorite website that keeps track of new music?
Do you have a friend who is closer to the pulse of new music, and keeps you updated?

Let me know by leaving a comment and I’ll be sure to try and read your response during the show tomorrow!

That’s IT! I NEED to do an electronic music hour!

I figure, since I have two hours to play with for the next while; I might as well do all the things I’d really like to do with the show that I just don’t have the time to do in a one-hour show. So here’s the scoop:

Next week, starting at 7:00, I will play one full hour of electronic music. Just to clarify (I realize guitars and amps are electric)… I’m talking about synthesizers, computer sounds, glitchy, scratchy, bassy, screechy sweet sweet electronic music! Not all of it will be weird, but not all of it will be danceable. I’ll try to cover some good ground and I won’t play any epic 10-minute-plus experimentations in sound ( :] although I could… no, I mustn’t).

For those of you who aren’t too keen on this idea, I’ll use the second hour for a more standard What Planet Is This?! format (Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Parliament, or whatever I get lined up). But for those of you who like your beeps and blips, prepare to use excessive volumes! 😀

Concert Alert: It’s Vocal Jazz Week!

As I mentioned briefly during the program; It is Vocal Jazz Week in Regina! That means there are a bunch of cool concerts to check out starting tomorrow around 7:00 PM at Miller High School where Jeremy Fox and his group First Take will be hosting a jam session where you can “sit in” and sing with the band!

That group will also be performing a concert at Campbell Collegiate on Friday night at 7:30. Then, Scott Leithead (leader of Edmonton choir ensemble Kokopelli) will be leading his vocal jazz group ‘Nuf Said on Saturday night (I believe at Campbell, as well).

Check that out, if you get a chance. Whether you’re participating or just there to enjoy the show; the more the merrier!