Show #68 (I think) Playlist, etc.

Saskatchewan wheat field in spring

Saskatchewan wheat field in spring

THAT’S IT! I’ve had it! No more! Winter, you are formally dismissed, as your services are no longer needed for this year. Pack your things and get the hell out!


The season kind of does that to people, doesn’t it? The longer winter lasts, the crankier people get about it. Makes sense, though. It’s cold, dry, driving is less pleasant, taking the bus goes from irritating to enormous hassle, the wind never stops (especially in Regina) and it always makes things colder – no such thing as a chinook in these parts.

Well, if you’ve ever heard What Planet Is This?! before, you know I’m all about using music to make things better. It true; it may not actually solve all of your problems. It may still be cold outside, no matter how hot Mark O’Connor’s Swing Trio gets. You still have to get out there and shovle, slip around on the sidewalks and wear your tires out, spinning them hopelessly on the iced pavement. But when you reflect, I’d bet you’re glad you’re here and not, say, Libyia.

Things aren’t so bad. Slow down a little, pour yourself a cup of tea or some hot bourbon cider, light up that fireplace or just turn on the fireplace channel on the television, put on those old headphones, let go and let the music take you to warmer places.


  • 1
  • Title: It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
    Performer: James Brown
    Album: Sex Machine
    Composer: James Brown
    Label: King

  • 2
  • Title: Jealous Of Roses
    Performer: Bibio
    Album: Ambivalence Avenue
    Composer: Stephen Wilkinson
    Label: Warp

  • 3
  • Title: Prairie Sky
    Performer: Penny Lang
    Album: Dig Your Roots
    Composer: Ellen Shizgal

  • 4
  • Title: Ten Day Interval
    Performer: Tortoise
    Album: TNT
    Composer: Tortoise
    Label: Thrill Jockey

  • 5
  • Title: Crown Of Love
    Performer: Arcade Fire
    Album: Funeral
    Composer: Arcade Fire
    Label: Merge

  • 6
  • Title: Yoko Ono
    Performer: Barenaked Ladies
    Album: Gordon
    Composer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson
    Label: Reprise, Sire

  • 7
  • Title: Kebero Part II
    Performer: Herbie Hancock
    Album: Future 2 Future
    Composer: Herbie Hancock
    Label: Transparent

  • 8
  • Title: Riverbed 2
    Performer: Buck 65
    Album: Talkin’ Honky Blues
    Composer: Buck 65, T.O.A.B. La Rone
    Label: WEA

  • 9
  • Title: Blackbird
    Performer: Jaco Pastorious
    Album: Word Of Mouth
    Composer: John Lennon, Paul McCartney
    Label: Warner Bros.

  • 10
  • Title: Word Of Mouth
    Performer: Jaco Pastorious
    Album: Word Of Mouth
    Composer: Jaco Pastorious
    Label: Warner Bros.

  • 11
  • Title: The Wizard Turns On…
    Performer: The Flaming Lips
    Album: At War With The Mystics
    Composer: The Flaming Lips
    Label: Warner Bros.

  • 12
  • Title: Ambulance For The Ambiance
    Performer: Broken Social Scene
    Album: Bee Hives
    Composer: Broken Social Scene
    Label: Arts & Crafts

  • 13
  • Title: One Day
    Performer: Matisyahu
    Album: Light
    Composer: Matisyahu
    Label: Epic, JDub

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