Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Another year, another Regina Community Radio Garage Sale passed.
Packed like sardines, or, more apt in this case, cattle, in the foyer of the grand GMC building to escape the increasing rain, 10, then 20, then 30 people waited eagerly for the signal that the sale would be open. With no room left in the tiny entrance, the line began to form outside. At 9:00 AM, we were waved in and an onslaught of humans dashed to their favourite genres – most to the somewhat intimidating rock/pop section, many to the folk room, a few to the classical aisle, and I in a handful of others to the jazz area.
After 30 or 40 minutes of chaos, we decided to call it a success and left to count and compare our treasures.
Today on What Planet Is This?!, tune in for a special post-Community Radio Garage Sale show. From 4:00 to 6:00 PM, I’ll be showing off some of the great finds that have come to be in my collection.
What you can’t quite read in the given image is that you can drop off your donations at:
Suite 301 – 1102 8th Ave (near Winnipeg St)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Or call 525-7274 to arrange for pickup
Your donations will then be sold at our annual garage sale coming up in early June.
Head to cjtr.ca for more info.
It’s that most glorious time of year for music lovers in Regina again! The Garage Sale is happening this Saturday, the 4th of June from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at CJTR Headquarters (click for map).
We’ve been collecting music-related stuff from others over the past few weeks and it’s now time to get some deals on some great items and support Community Radio.
CDs, LPs, 45s, cassette tapes, stereo equipment, musical instruments, music magazines and way more music gear – all for dirty cheap!
Be sure to get there early, as this popular event attracts dozens of early birds and hundreds of visitors throughout the day!
We all know that digital music is huge right now. We all know that people have their preferences (CD, digital, LP, etc). Personally, I rip (upload) almost every CD I get or even borrow (I know, I know). This has lead to me getting an external hard drive solely for storing mp3s.
When at home, I usually prefer to listed to records or CDs, but if I know I’m going to be sitting at the computer for a while, I just start up good ol’ Winamp, switch on Random and hit play.
Same while I’m at work (since I work at a computer) – headphones on, push play, get to work.
I really like having a digital copy of all my tunes and as I continue to rip my collection while I built it in physical form, I like to see Winamp count the files for me.
Winamp currently counts 21542 music files on my computer. Just wondering: how many (if any) do you have?
Hooray! It’s my favorite time of the week! My sweet sweet release from everyday life! Oh man, if only I could do this everyday…
Once a week, I get to head on down to Regina Community Radio headquarters (a well-kept secret base, close enough to Bushwakker you can almost smell that delicious cheesecake, yet far enough away that you couldn’t possible sneak off during a tune to get a piece and make it back in time to play the next tune), with coffee or tea in-hand and my big tacky orange bag of CDs, records, broken guitar strings and chipped saxophone reeds to play some of my favorite tunes to 91.3 FM’s loyal listening audience.
1. Ramsey McLean and the Survivors – Rocket Number Nine
2. Mr. Something Something – Make Your Mind
3. Jaco Pastorious – Chromatic Fantasy
4. Charles Mingus – Thrice Upon A Time
5. The Most Serene Republic – A Mix Of Sun And Cloud
6. Joni Mitchell – Judgement Of The Moon And The Stars (Ludwig’s Tune)
7. Sarah Slean – Duncan
8. Ella Fitzgerald – Reaching For The Moon
9. Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer
10. Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band – It’s All Right With Me
11. Kurt Elling – Time To Say Goodbye
Holy smokes! Well, would you look at that! Show #30 (I think) already. Now, I know it’s not like some of the old-timers on Regina Community Radio who have been around for 5+ years (it’s a relatively new station, you know), but it’s still a small achievement, I think. I mean, they haven’t kicked me off the air for playing too much Zappa yet. Hmm…. Maybe I should be playing more Zappa.
Anyway, it is that wonderful, magical time of the week again, when I get to forcibly control the frequency modulation of the radio waves that resonate around 91.3 Megahertz (Is that the word I’m looking for? I don’t know. I can’t remember how that works. It’s all radio magic, if you ask me.)
Tonight’s lineup is, as yet, undetermined. If you’ve ever listened to the show before, first of all – thank you; secondly, you know that I’m pretty much doing it all on the fly anyway. I bring a bunch of CDs and records and sort of just “wing it.” I do have a bunch of tunes lined up already as fall-back options, but I’m going to see if, throughout the day, I can compile a playlist of good road trip tunes – since I just got back from a road trip!
Update 1: Alright! I’ve got it! Tonight’s theme is Road Trip Music! Expect some up-beat-keep-you-going tunes, some slow-down-take-it-easy tunes, a few guilty pleasures and more!
Update 2: The Tunes
1. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
2. Prince – Seven
3. Skavenjah – Another Time
4. Bob Dylan – Just Like a Woman
5. Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
6. Sarah Harmer – Around This Corner
7. Corb Lund – Long Gone To Saskatchewan
8. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Long As I Can See The Light
9. Hank Williams III – Thrown Out of The Bat
10. Buck 65 – Rough House Blues
11. Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz
12. Koko Taylor – I’m A Woman
13. Leonard Cohen – Be For Real
Glad you could tune in. Hopefully see you at the Garage Sale!
Every year, Regina Community Radio’s annual garage sale brings out millions (yes, millions) of people! From 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM, this sale will include billions (yes, BILLIONS) of unique, hard-to-find vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, music books and magazines, sheet music, music instruments and equipment, and anything else music-related!
The sale takes place at CJTR Headquarters: On the third floor, at #301 – 1102 – 8th Avenue. Get there early, show your support for Regina Community Radio and take home tons of great finds! I hope to see you there!
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:
Mwahaha! This means more new music for What Planet Is This?!.