Show #103 (I think) Playlist, etc. + Long-Play Wednesday

If you blot out sense and sound- what do you hear?


No sense is as acute as hearing. Where the eyes would deceive, the ears usually identify unmistakably. We rely heavily on our sight because it is brighter and easier to perceive instantly without completely recognizing what we see. But it is through sound that we not only perceive the world around us but the same world within us. Our eyes see only three of many possible dimensions. Our ears are not limited – even by sound (for example: it is by our ears that we physically balance).

It is with this in mind that I look forward to tonight’s journey into (and simultaneously out of) space and time.

Pour yourself a drink of something nice, make yourself comfortable, put on those headphones, tune in from 4:00 to 6:00, close your eyes and let the sound move you.

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Vote for What Planet Is This?! as your favourite program on CJTR

Dear Grammys, please don't sue me.


Regina Community Radio is putting on it’s first ever Listeners Choice Award. They’re looking for you to vote for your favourite program. So…

I need your help!!!

To vote, you can either…

1. Send an e-mail directly to listenerschoice@cjtr.ca

or

2. Go to CJTR.ca for more information, and send your vote to that address from their page.

Remember: The name of the show is “What Planet Is This?!”

Thanks for your help!

Show #101 (I think) Playlist, etc.

John Coltrane

John Coltrane


Did you know that the planets vibrate primarily in major chords? There is abundant research on the sounds made by the universe and I find it interesting that mankind used to believe (and many still think) that sound could not exist in the massive vaccuum of outer space.

Dig on that, if you will, whilst you tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 tonight for some good music.

I promise not to get too “deep” on you.
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What Planet Is This?! Turns 100!!! Holy smokes!


You got me. The show isn’t actually 100 years old.

Tonight marks the 100th show (I think) since I first moved in, around late October, 2009. Kind of a big deal, if you ask me, so I thought I’d do something special to celebrate.

At first, I tried to get Prince to make a guest appearance, but that didn’t really work out. He actually figured out a way to sue me for asking him, directly, and is trying to have me imprisoned for 10 years or pay a fine of $20,000. His lawyers mentioned something about the price of looking Prince directly in the eye. So… no Prince in the studio. Sorry.

My second thought was to have someone local in the studio. That seems a lot more do-able. However, things have been a little hectic outside of the studio, so I really haven’t been able to dedicate that much time.

Finally, I realized that the best thing I could do is trust my instincts and have a good time.

Tonight’s show will not only have a pretty cool theme, but will be in a bit of a different format than usual. I don’t want to give anything away, just yet, but I’ll assure you that it will be all good – I dare say the best show yet.

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 and keep up with me on Tweeter for updates and cool treats like music videos, etc., during the show. Can’t wait for this one. It’s going to be lots of fun!
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Show #99 (I think) Playlist, etc.

USS Enterprise

USS Enterprise


Tonight is going to embody the true spirit of What Planet Is This?!, in that I’ll truly be making it up on the spot.

If you’ve ever heard the show before, first of all: thank you. Secondly: you may have picked up that I come pretty heavily prepared. I’ve typically got way more music on hand than I actually require. This way, not only do I have variety, but I have enough to change the feel of each show by playing (for example) more laid back or more upbeat tunes.

Tonight, I’ve got nothing. Really. Well… Kind of really.

I’m bringing a laptop and a personal media player. Totally unlike anything I’ve done on the show before.

Nearly every CD I own has been ripped to my computer, so I still have a big selection from which to choose, but I really have very little idea, at best, of what I’ll play tonight.

Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 for uncharted territory.
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