Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August 15, 2011

"Oli rebetes tou donia" - Alaniaris (Live at Somewhere There)*
"Circle in the round" - Miles Davis (Circle in the round)
"The theme" - Miles Davis (Bitches brew live)
"Cosmic" - Jocelyn Medina (We are water)
"Hold my breath" - Soft Metals (Soft Metals)
"St. Vitus' dance" - Black Sabbath (Vol. 4)
"Analog astronaut" - A Troop Of Echoes (Days in automation)
"Whirlygig" - Gary Lucas & Gods and Monsters (The ordeal of civility)
"What the waves brought" - Tigran (A fable)
"Senor blues" - Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band (Live at the W.C. Handy Blues Awards vol. 1)
"Ivy" - Old 97s (Grand theatre vol. 2)
"Vagabond" - Robin Jessome Quintet (For whatever reason)*
"Le reel des marguerites" - De Temps Antan (Les habits de papier)*
"Little by little" - 54-40 (Lost in the city)*
"Answers" - 3D Electric Jesus (Anonymous)**
"Loose change" - Woody Witt (Pots and kettles)
"Scan meltdown" - Nate Wooley/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter (Scowl)
"Just me (I wanna be me)" - Sex Pistols (Spunk)
"Mosaic triad" - Terri Lynne Carrington (Mosaic project)
"Dance of the doughnut queen" - Lawrence Potapoff (Karma wash #14)**
"Miss Mary Mack" - Liz Phair (Funstyle)
"Rotary ten" - R.E.M. (Life's rich pageant (25th anniversary edition))
"52nd street theme" - Ken Aldcroft and Dave Clark (Hat & beard: the music of Thelonius Monk)*
"White van" - The Peaches (The Peaches)*
"Embrace the curse" - All Shall Perish (This is where it ends)
"An clar scatala" - Scatter The Mud (Never time to play)**
"You/devil/me" - The Hanna Barbarians (Syzgy)
"Electric psilocybin flashback" - Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O (Crystal rainbow pyramid under the stars)


Another dog's breakfast kind of show (which is what I normally aim for! :-), though with fewer tracks (28) than in previous weeks. The reason for this is the fact I played the (short(er)) version of Miles Davis's "Circle in the round" from the album of the same name; this took up almost 1/6 of the show (but it was worth it!).


Monday, July 18, 2011

August 1, 2011

"So long Bernie" - Lowest Of The Low (Shakespeare my butt)*
"Joe's bones" - Dave McCann (Megatunes: 21st anniversary compilation)**
"Myth" - Pharoah Sanders (Village of the pharoahs)
"Room with a view" - Old Blind Dogs (Wherever yet may be)
"Rude on purpose" - Mace Hibbard (Time gone by)
"Hymn eola" - Townstartssbandht (Hymn)*
"Tomorrow never knows" - Michael Hedges (Oracle)
"Don't contradict" - Ikebe (Shakedown)
"Carps daemon" - Nate Wooley/Scott R. Looney/Damon Smith/Weasel Walter (Scowl)
"City slumber" - Obey The Fist (Epidemic of reason)**
"Omni portens" - Morbid Angel (Illud divinm insanus)
"Formation 1" - Steve Coleman and Five Elements (The mancy of sound)
"Verr" - Eola (Living)
"Eleanor Rigby" - Booker T. & The MGs (McLemore Avenue)
"Big brother" - David Bowie (Diamond dogs)
"Chant of the ever-circling skeletal family" - David Bowie (Diamond dogs)
"10,000 days" - 5 After 4 (Rome in a day)*
"Brown haired daughter" - Old 97s (Grand theatre vol. 2)
"Fuckers" - Blanck Mass (Blanck Mass)
"Saucer eyes" - The Polymorphines (The slip EP)*
"Providence public defender" - A Troop Of Echoes (Days in automation)
"Most with the least" - Scanner & The Post Modern Jazz Quartet (Blink of an eye)
"The fixer" - Pangea (Pangea)
"Interim few" - Moog School
"Your wildest dreams" - Warren Haynes (Man in motion)
"Arnold Schoenberg's son (was my math teacher)" - Jeff Lederer (Sunwatcher)
"In the wild" - Hoodoo Gurus (Mars needs guitars!)
"Emission embossment" - Moog School
"Chant du p'tit gny" - Francois Bourassa Quartet (Idiosyncrasie)*
"Found you out" - She Keeps Bees (Dig on)
"Destruction mayhem terror" - 40 Gun Flagship (Megatunes: 21st anniversary compilation)**
"Conflict" - Moog School
"Born to fully" - Andy Boay (Born to fully)*

There are two important numbers in connection to today's program:

5800 - The 5800th track was played on Breaking The Tethers in this program. The track was "Carps daemon" by Wooley and co. 5800 isn't that auspicious a number but it does mark that the 6000 point is just seven or eight shows away (or thereabouts). I'll make more of a fuss when that number is reached.

33 - This is how many tracks were played in the Aug. 1 edition. I think I've played more than that at some point (maybe in the 34-36 range?) but I don't get into the 30s very often.

And remember what the asterisks stand for: *=Canadian and **=local


Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 25, 2011

"Hot tears" - The Immortals (Nigeria 70: Lagos jump)
"For whatever reason" - Robin Jessome Quintet (For whatever reason)*
"I hate the white man" - Roy Harper (Flat baroque and berserk)
"Culture of fear" - Thievery Corporation (Culture of fear)
"Next time around" - Sandy Denny (The northstar grassman and the ravens)
"Tanjah" - Randy Weston (Tanjah)
"Toy bagatelle" - Daniel Blinkhorn (Deep wireless 8: radio art compilation)
"Venusian lady" - Paul Pena (New train)
"No time nor no space" - Weird Owl (Build your beast a fire)
"Duo exchange" - Rashied Ali and Frank Jenkins (Duo exchange)
"Pepper spray" - Light Bulb Alley (The sound of things)*
"June 8th" - Violence and the Sacred (Teddy bear stinks real bad now)*
"Fierce aisles of light" - Brian Eno and the words of Rick Holland (Drums between the bells)
"Introduction (look sideways)" - Northern Lights (Northern Lights)**
"Starting over again" - The Ben Gordon Band (Walking a fine line)**
"Goodbye blue sky" - Luther Wright & The Wrongs (Rebuild the wall)*
"Wandering spirits" - Chad Van Gaalen (Diaper island)**
untitled - Matthew Shipp/William Parker/Beans/Hprizm (Knives from heaven)
"Free jazz" - Ornette Coleman Double Quartet (Free jazz)
"Tongue of a fawn" - Michelle Bellerose (Animal powers)*
"Time's gonna break you" - Richard Thompson (Live at the BBC)
"Boulder boy" - Violence and the Sacred (Alkinoid)*
track 4 - The Subliminal Rabbit (Presents)**
"Na enu igwe" - Joseph Jarman and Famodou Don Moye (Egwu-Anwo)
"Good enough" - The Beagle Ranch (A moment away)**
"The local fuzz" - The Atomic Bitchwax (The local fuzz)
"Borei" - Vieux Farka Toure (The secret)

First off, let me apologize for not posting this list earlier. I knew I wasn't going to be able to put it on the blog on Monday so I was aiming for Tuesday but this ended up being a meeting-filled day. Anyway, here's the list now, in all its glory.

Remember the new symbols above, appearing for the second week. These are:

*=Canadian artist
**=local (Calgary) artist


Monday, July 11, 2011

June 18, 2011

"The hold up" - Ikebe (Shakedown)
"Cristo redentor" - Jeff Lederer (Sunwatcher)
"Never the same way" - The New Gary Burton Quartet (Common ground)
"Cuz mapfumo" - Boiled In Lead (From the ladle to the grave)
"Eden autumn and Noah too" - Aimee Allen (Winter & mays)
"Bohemian party part 3" - World's End Girlfriend (Seven idiots)
"Erectangles" - I Set My Friends On Fire (Astral rejection)
track 7 - Tetrix (Tetrix 11)**
"Bombay boogie" - Ashwin Batish (Sitar power)

I split this week's show with new CJSW programmer Matt Stanford. I did the first hour; he did the last two. The list above just reflects my portion of the program. I'll be back for all three hours next week, July 25 (for better or for worse :-)

I should note that Matt shadowed me for training for the past three shows. He absorbed a ton of information and did a good job behind the board today.

Some new symbols will appear in the tracks lists, starting today (you'll notice one above). These are:

*=Canadian artist
**=local artist


Monday, July 4, 2011

July 11, 2011

"Way down" - The Feelies (Here before)
"The wanderer" - McCoy Tyner (Extensions)
"Widgets" - Disco Biscuits (Planet)
"Eight miles high" - Leo Kottke (Mudlark)
"Eight miles high" - Rufus Harley (Courage: the Atlantic years)
"Eight miles high" - East of Eden (Mercator projected)
"Eight miles high" - Husker Du
"Altered dominance" - Lorna MaLachlan (Time 4 change)
"Repetition" - TV On The Radio (Nine types of light)
"Abdulmajid" - Philip Glass ('Heroes' symphony)
"Greenwood laddie/Mrs. Capron's reel/Tune" - Eliza Carthy (Red)
"Space circus" - Corea, Clarke & White (Forever)
"Sea of time" - The Beatles (Yellow submarine soundtrack)
"Nice-boy" - Jookabox (The eyes of the fly)
"Dance of death" - Calexico (I am the resurrection: a tribute to John Fahey)
"Southern Pacific" - Neil Young & The International Harvesters (Treasure)
"French countryside" - Psychedelic Horseshit (Laced)
"Saucisse a la Berg" - Francois Bourassa Quartet (Idiosyncrasie)
"La ligne de chance" - Eric Hofbauer and the Infrared Band (Level)
"Rhapsodic membrane" - Heavy Tin (Space cats)
"No guarantees" - Black Phoenix Orchestra (Black Phoenix Orchestra)
"Concerto grosso: sarabande" - Ralph Vaughan Williams (Works for string orchestra)
"My kingdom" - Soundslab (Empirical state)
"Depth perception" - Jack Curtis Dubowsky (Ensemble III)
"Judy's smile III" - Amalgam (Prayer for peace)

Two notable things this week:

1) I came across a number of interesting versions of the Byrds' song "Eight miles high" and figured I'd play them all in a set in today's show, which I did. I thought they were all good examples of how a song can be covered in a way that bears a resemblence to the original but also heads out in other directions.

2) This week and last, I've had the pleasure of training a new programmer, Matt. He's keen and is picking everything up very well. Today, he ran the board for much of the show, played ads, and made the PSA announcements. Next week, he'll be hosting the 8-10 am section of Breaking The Tethers (I'll be doing 7-8 am only). He should do well.