Friday, August 27, 2010

August 30, 2010

"Before & after" - Efa Etoroma Jr. Trio (Before & after)
"Secret love" - James Moody (Moody 4A)
"I want to marry a lighthouse keeper" - Erika Eigen (A clockwork orange: music from the soundtrack)
"In Christ there is no east or west" - Leo Kottke (Greenhouse)
"Help the poor" - Junior Wells (Live at Theresa's 1975)
"Feeling's gone" - The Cat Empire (Cinema)
"Last century" - Steve Raegele (Last century)
"2 sips & magic" - Nickodemus (The sound of Rhythm & Sound)
"Public bath" - Shonen Knife (The birds and the b-sides)
"Night and day" - Bud Shank Quartet (Fascinating rhythms)
"Antebellum" - Viathyn (The peregrine way)
"Skunk eye" - Heavy tin (Fused jazz)
"Going aboard" - Sol Kaplan and Gerald Fried (The doomsday machine)
"Murder of Maria Marten" - Shirley Collins and the Albion Band (No roses)
"Strange vacation" - Quest For Fire (Lights from paradise)
"Working with the sun (first part)" - Frank Horvat (A little dark music)
"Marching the hate machines into the sun" - Lucinda Williams (Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, CA, September 1, 2007)
"Blue ridge mountains" - Fleet Foxes (Fleet Foxes)
"My shining hour" - Tia Fuller (Decisive steps)
"Classic" - Question Of Honour (Apothecary)
"Gayane ballet suite" - Aram Khachaturian (2001: a space odyssey)
"Modality" - Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics (Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics)
"Towards the unconditional" - Brookhaven (When the chorus walks)
"Jamie, my intentions are bass" - !!! (Strange weather, isn't it?)
"Sugar rush" - Blind Lemon Pledge (I would rather go blind)
"Lazy eye" - Minotaurs (The thing)
"Peace" - Raj Rangayyan and Uptal Mazumdar (Totally peaceful)

The first show in the 7-10 am time slot. Overall, things went fairly well, I think. Musically, it was less "jazz" than I first thought it would be and the jazz that was played was largely on the straight-ahead side; no problems with this but I should head into other territory in terms of jazz in future programs. The non-jazz tracks were all over the map, even more than usual; again, no problems with this.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 23, 2010

"Cineramascope" - Galactic (Ya-ka-may)
"Cisum" - Archie Shepp (The New York Contemporary Five)
"They hate punk rock " - D.O.A. (Talk-action=0)
"Mysteries of the macabre" - Beta Collide (Psst… psst!)
"Kyekye pe aware" - The Kusum Beat (Sweet talks)
"Really very small" - Esperanza Spalding (Chamber music society)
"Parallelograms" - Linda Perhacs (Parallelograms)
"Terminal 7" - Tomasz Stanko Quintet (Dark eyes)
"Shotglass blues" - Scott Marshall Quartet (Vignettes)
"K.K.P.D." - Christian Scott (Yesterday, you said tomorrow)
"When the art starts" - Anne Anglin and Penn Kemp (On your own spoke)
"Stratford-on-guy" - Liz Phair (Exile in guyville)
"Golden dunes" - The Budos Band (III)
"Tar man" - Mikrokoletktyw (Revisit)
"Nocturne" - Charlie Haden & Antonio Forcione (Heartplay)
"Melody from dream" - Kristin Miltner (Music for dreaming and playing)
"If I only had a brain" - Diva Jazz Trio (Never never land)
"This city has a severe lack of superheroes" - Caught Off Guard! (Caught Off Guard!)
"Hot dog" - Matthew Kaminiski (Taking my time)
"Two miniatures" - Ralph Towner/Paolo Fresu (Chiaroscuro)
"Somebody's gotta lose or win" - The Hygrades (The world ends: afro rock & psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria)
"MEOW!" - The Franco Proietti Morph-Tet (Live! A weekend at Centre St. Ambroise)
"Ritagli di tempo" - Paolo Angeli Nanni Angeli (Tibi)

Another fun show, one that went from African rock to Vancouver punk and elsewhere. Top title of the week: "This city has a severe lack of superheroes" by Calgary locals Caught Off Guard!

As mentioned this was the last edition of Breaking The Tethers in the Monday, noon-2pm slot. As of next week, Breaking The Tethers will be heard from 7-10 am, still on Mondays. Please join me then for the next show.


Another change in time

Well, there's going to be another change of time for Breaking The Tethers. Effective the August 30, 2010 program, the show will be moving to the 7-10 am slot on Mondays. No change in day, just a change in time. There's shouldn't be any change in content either. The August 23 edition will still be from noon - 2 pm but that will be the last show in that block. This will be the fourth time that Breaking The Tethers has been in so far this year. I'm hoping I can stick with one for a while :-) but such is life sometimes.


Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010

"Runaway lane" - Minotaurs (The thing)
"A bitter end for a tender giant" - Empirical (Out 'n' in)
"Highland drifters" - The Homebound Runaways (First light)
"Fast forward" - The Homebound Runaways (First light)
"Electricone" - Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics (Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics)
"I sowed some seeds" - Martin Carthy (The collection)
"Howl at the moon" - Azrael (Pocket watch)
"Fight club the rabbit" - Steve Raegele (Last century)
"Back to comm" - MC5 (Power trip)
"Self portrait" - Jon Langford & Skull Orchard (Old devils)
"This is new" - The David Liebman Trio featuring Jesse Ruller (Lieb plays Weill)
"I don't wanna be kissed (by anyone but you)" - Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra
(Miles ahead live)
"From here to earth" - Gamelan Madu Sari (Hive)
"You don't know what love is" - Efa Etoroma Jr. Trio (Before & after)
"Mirrors" - Chirongoblin (Chirongoblin)
"bethelightbethelightbethelight" - Rae Spoon (Dunya)
"And lost" - H2: Mike Herriott/Sean Harkness (Flights: volume one)
"Let them run" - Bibi Tanga & The Selenites (Dunya)
"Punchin' trout" - Chris Graham Trio (After-birth of the cool)
"Bad to the bone" - Keiji Haino & Coil (Manda-la 2, Tokyo, Keichijoji, Japan, September 28, 2003)
"Catch scratch fever" - The Moog Cookbook (Ye olde space bande plays the classic rock hits)

Another fun and varied show, with a definite, fairly straight-ahead jazz slant. Fave title of the show: Fight club the rabbit by Steve Raegele (as an owner of a rabbit, I just had to play that one).

Thanks also to my interview guests this week, Brendan and Ben from The Homebound Runaways and Sean Patrick Donald, who the guys from The Homebound Runaways will be backing tonight at the Ironwood in Calgary. I think Brendan is now tied for being the most frequent on-air visitor to Breaking The Tethers (he's been on twice).


Monday, August 9, 2010

August 9, 2010

"Spacewhale" - The Franco Proietti Morph-Tet (Live! A weekend at Centre St. Ambroise)
"Guess who's back?" - Jason Marsalis (Music update)
"The astrologer" - Gryphon (Gryphon)
"Rite of the ancients" - The Budos Band (III)
"It's to you" - Louis Hayes (The time keeper)
"Folk police" - Peatbog faeries (Live)
"Triologue" - The Mark Taylor Quintet (Quietland)
"Like swimming" - Foals (Antidotes)
"Tootie Ma was a big fine thing" - Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits (Preservation)
"Rough rider" - The Hygrades (The world ends: afro rock & psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria)
"Guiyome" - Konomo No. 1 (Assume crash position)
"Intro" - Biffy Clyro (Puzzle)
"Rocket number nine" - Sun Ra and His Omniverse Jet-Set Arkestra (Detroit Jazz Center 1980)
"Flip the lid" - Matthew Kaminiski (Taking my time)
"Dinner and a movie" - Phish (Live in Brooklyn)
"More & more & more" - The Mountains & The Trees (I made this for you)
"Whatever" - Mindkontrolultra (Kill the mall 2005-2007)
"North-east to Nippon" - Breakestra (Dusk till dawn)
"Auld lang syne" - The Bob Florence Limited Edition (Legendary)
"The shadow" - Tribune (Rotting core)
"Tarsand ballad" - John Hornak (A needle, a feather and a rope)
"Vedergällningen" - Garmarna (Vedergällningen)
"Take a walk" - Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge (The comet's tail: Performing the compositions of Michael Brecker)
"Boe money" - Galactic (Ya-ka-may)

I've called the post-day-change Breaking The Tethers a dog's breakfast and this week's program is a great example of that. Featured styles/genres included early 70s afro-rock, New Orleans-influenced tunes, folk/folk rock of a few varieties, straight-ahead jazz, not so-straight-ahead jazz, a song in Swedish, several short pieces, and a whole lot of danceable stuff. Next week, more of the same? Perhaps...

An apology of sorts: In the first hour, there were a number of calls to the CJSW booth. I was unable to answer all but one. The calls came when I was switching tracks or talking on air or otherwise occupied. If you call when Breaking The Tethers is on, I will do my best to answer but I may not be able to do so at that moment. Please call again a few minutes later, in the middle of a track, and I should be free.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 2, 2010

"Nava" - Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics (Lloyd Miller & the Heliocentrics)
"Tower" - The Consonance (Come the day)
"Howl at the moon" - Azrael (Pocket watch)
"Blues for RW" - Reuben Wilson (Azure te)
"Boom Boom Mancini" - Warren Zevon (Sentimental hygiene)
"Nefertiti" - Lionel Loueke (Mwaliko)
"Leap year" - H2: Mike Herriott/Sean Harkness (Flights: volume one)
"China fan" - The Waitiki 7 (New sounds of exotica)
"Capriol suite" - Peter Warlock (Music for strings)
"Frere Jacques" - Matthew Shipp (4D)
"La danse des machines" - Lucien Dubois Trio & Marc Ribot (Ultime cosmos)
"A handful of brains" - New Riders Of The Purple Sage (Before time began)
"Forced to love" - Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness rock record)
"Rose, Rose" - Lawrence Lebo (Don't call her Larry: volume 3 american roots)
"Sirabhorn" - Chris Graham Trio (After-birth of the cool)
"Daande" - Etran Finatawa (Tarket tajje/let's go)
"Ferri in transizione (tra una gamba e l'altra)" - Paolo Angeli Nanni Angeli (Tibi)
"It will sail" - Sarah Harmer (Oh little fire)
"Celtic dub" - Delhi 2 Dublin (Delhi 2 Dublin)
"Iwakistan" - Takao Iwaki (Introducing)
"Hidden hands" - Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea (Hidden hands)
"Courage" - Harvie S (Cocolamus bridge)

This week's program ended up being kind of a mellower show. Didn't quite plan it that way but that's the way it turned out. Next week: Maybe more aggressive, maybe not.

Fave tunes this week: The first three tracks really fitted together well, probably the set I liked best.