Monday, May 30, 2011

June 6, 2011

"Calamity song" - The Decemberists (The king is dead)
"To eh" - Harris Eisenstadt (Canada day II)
"Raggle taggle gypsy/Tabhair dom do lamh" - Planxty (Planxty)
"The laughing cavalier" - Reynold D. Philipsek (Tales from the north woods)
"The pseudocarp walks among us" - Weasel Walter-Mary Halvorson-Peter Evans(Electric fruit)
"Go gaunt green" - Cheer-accident (No ifs, ands or dogs)
"Got it" - Amanda Tosoff (Looking north)
"The hollow men" - Marlon Brando (Apocalypse now soundtrack)
"Mr. Fox" - Mr. Fox (Join us in our game)
"Southern coast" - We're Not Popstars (Full colour)
"Read your name" - Randall of Nazareth (Randall of Nazareth)
"Go Back Home" - Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir (Ten Thousand)
"Bloodhound" - The Donkeys (Born with stripes)
"God?" - The Dodos (Visitier)
"Radio generation" - Pat Jordache (Future songs)
"Alligator"(choir version) - Grizzly Bear (Friend EP)
"Sycamore" - Bill Callahan (Woke on a whaleheart)
"Guns" - Megafaun (Gather, form & fly)
"August four, year-of-our-lord blues" - Efrim Manuel Menuck (Plays "high gospel")
"Bound to be that way" - Do Make Say Think (You, you're a history in rust)
"Heaven" - Ebo Taylor (Life stories: highlife & afrobeat classics 1973-1980)
"Make the road by walking" - Menahan Street Band (Make the road by walking)
"Swedenborgske rom" - Jaga Jazzist (What we must)
"Insects" - Fridge (The sun)
"Dawn chorus" - Boards of Canada (Geogaddi)
"Repeat" - Prefuse 73 (The only she chapters)
"Lost & found" - Amon Tobin (Isam)
"Dark advances" - Male (We are all welcome)
"Down by the river" - Low & Dirty Three (In the fishtank)

Finally, here's the list for the June 6, 2011 program. I was only able to be behind the board for the first hour of the show; Myke Atkinson very kindly took over the last two hours and did his usual great job. Many thanks to Myke! Myke's set began with the Randall of Nazareth track; everything before that was played by me.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 30, 2011

"Draw your brakes" - Scotty (The harder they come)
"Here's to here's to toast" - Afuche (Highly publicized digital boxing match)
"Here's to toast" - Afuche (Highly publicized digital boxing match)
"Meet me in the alleyway" - Steve Earle (I'll never get out of this world alive)
"Night and day" - The David Leonhardt Jazz Group (Plays Cole Porter)
"Rabbit in the log" - Chris Thile & Michael Daves (Sleep with one eye open)
"Magic bullet" - The Alex Goodman Quintet (Bridges)
"I am" - Matana Roberts (Coin coin chapter one: les gens de couleur libres)
"Golden brown" - The Jolly Boys with Albert Minott (Great expectation)
"Red clay" - Freddie Hubbard (Red clay)
"Lee Majors come again" - Beastie Boys (Hot sauce committee, part two)
"The plains/Bitter dancer" - Fleet Foxes (Helplessness blues)
"Zebra boogie" - Diesler (The breakers)
"Waves" - Gosta Berlings Saga (Glue works)
"Falling forward" - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (Rocket science)
"Easy now revisited" - Hot Tuna (Steady as she goes)
"Wild man" - Galactic (The other side of midnight: live in New Orleans)
"I can't leave home part one" - Holzkopf (Sober materials #5)
"Letter to Bjork" - Jerry Granelli Trio (Let go)
"Invasion of the mind snatchers" - Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine(Enhanced methods of questioning)
"Concert on the runway" - Miles Davis with Michel Legrand (Perfect way: the Miles Davis anthology: the Warner Bros years)
"German taco" - Brad Shepik Quartet (Across the way)
"Rhizome 4-110101100010000" - Richard Pinhas & Merzbow (Rhizome)
"Alice" - Jaffa (Echoes)
"New York City hotel blues" - Margot and the Nuclear So And So's (Buzzard)
"Tabla suite" - The Giuseppi Logan Quartet (Dance of satan)
"Banished to Niflheim" - Occulus (Occulus)

At CJSW, Breaking The Tethers falls into a class of program called "mixed block". I think this week's show very much merits the "mixed block" label; it was very much a "mix". A particular (unplanned) feature of the program was the fact that 20 of the 27 tracks were pretty much brand new (and a few of the others weren't too old e.g. 2010 releases). There were also a few nifty titles this week, such as "German taco" (Brad Shepik Quartet) and the "Here's to toast" pair (Afuche).

Next week's edition of BTT will feature a split-host format. I will only be behind the mic for the first hour (I have a conflict that I can't alter in hours two and three) and then the one-and-only Myke Atkinson will take over from 8-9 am and from 9-10 am. Myke has covered BTT a few times in recent months and will be a great host.


Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16, 2011

"Farewell to Nova Scotia" - The Real McKenzies (10,000 shots)
"Focus, thrutime… time part 4" - Muhal Richard Abrams (Sounddance)
"Drip drip" - Comus (Song to Comus: the complete collection)
"Supercollider" - Radiohead
"At your feet, Frankincense" - Steven Lugerner Septet (Narratives)
"Pink mountain rag" - John Doe and the Sadies (Country club)
"Angels sing" - Klang (Other doors)
"Cimarron part one" - Rafael Zaldivar (Life directions)
"The cascades" - Fleet Foxes (Helplessness blues)
"Got it" - Amanda Tosoff (Looking north)
"Come as you are" - Cam Penner (Gypsy summer)
"Loverna, SK: Antelope Park no. 322" - Depatterning (The huddled tone EP)
"West coast raga" - The Donkeys (Born with stripes)
"DNA" - The Kills (Blood pressures)
"Palermo snow" - John Renbourn (Palermo snow)
"B minor waltz" - Lisa Hilton (Underground)
"The butcher" - Radiohead
"Endangered ape is a sex robot" - Hot Blood Bombers (Broke travelling hungry love)
"Wave upon wave" - Antonymes (The license to interpret dreams)
"Sabbath bloody sabbath" - Lounge brigade (Sabbath in the suburbs: the lounge tribute to Ozzy Osbourne & Black Sabbath)
"Love heals" - Boogieman (Blues pops & jazz smokes)
"Tappan zee" - Brahja Waldman's Quartet (Brahja Waldman's Quartet)
"Scherherazade" - Panda Bear (Tomboy)
"Pov piti" - Matana Roberts (Coin coin chapter one: les gens de couleur libres)
"Shake is for 8th graders" - Omar Rodriguez Lopez (Telesterion)
"St. Ita's vision" - Ben Allison (Action-refraction)
"Animal rites" - Mark Alban Lotz (Istanbul improv sessions May 5th)
"Black sheep" - Sandycoates (Antenna Farm Records presents: we are all awesome)

First show back after a week and a bit in the UK. Had lots of fun but I'm glad to be back. Many thanks to Myke Atkinson for taking over Breaking The Tethers on May 9!


May 23, 2011

"Gbomei adesai" - The Psychedelic Aliens (Psycho african beat)
"Space probe" - Sun Ra (Space probe: a tonal view of times tomorrow, vol. 1)
"The facts" - Jezibelle (Victus mortuus)
"Beehive" - Dr. Lonnie Smith (Spiral)
"Babushka" - Reynold D. Philipsek (Tales from the north woods)
"So what" - Marcus Miller (A night in Monte Carlo)
"Nu" - Anat Fort Trio (And if)
"Water" - Tarun Nayar (22 degrees of beatitude)
"Rumba Colombia" - We're Not Popstars (Full colour)
"Mangosteen 3000 A.D." - Weasel Walter-Mary Halvorson-Peter Evans (Electric fruit)
"Can't buy me" - Fema Kuti (Africa for Africa)
"The words that maketh murder" - PJ Harvey (Let England shake)
"Heaven's engine is a dusty ol' bellows" - Efrim Manuel Menuck (Plays "high gospel")
"This, our home" - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (Stay gold)
"Larry has traveled 11 miles and waited a lifetime for the return of Vishnu's report" - The Stanley Clarke Band (The Stanley Clarke Band)
"Carol Ann" - Soft Machine (Seven)
"Blood loss" - Myelin sheaths (Get on your nerves)
"Itsunomanika" - Paolo Angeli/Takumi Fukushima (Itsunomanika)
"Can't say not" - Fist City (Twothousandandten)
"Awe" - Miracle Fortress (Was I the wave)
"A worthy endeavour (for Cajori)" - Bill Frisell (Beautiful dreamers)
"Mr. Joy" - The Bley-Peacock Synthesider Show (Revenge (the bigger the love the greater the hate))
"Bisi's beat" - Soki Ohale's Uzzi (Nigeria 70: sweet times: afro-funk, highlife & juju from 1970s Lagos)
"Noid" - Bedrock (Plastic temptation)
"Processions" - Family (Family entertainment)
"Face in the crowd" - Family (Family entertainment)
"Capricornus" - Austin Peralta (Endless planets)
"Cavalry cross" - Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy (Brave & the bold)

This was a wide-ranging show, featuring three afro-rock tunes, lots of newish (2009-2011) jazz, some experimental stuff, some not-that-well-known 60s music (e.g. Family, Bley + Peacock), local rock (including two bands from Lethbridge, AB), and more. More of the same next week.