Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ruby Slippers June 22 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

This is a very special edition of the show. One of my favorite bands, Bravestation, is dropping a new album on the 22nd  (Goddess) and we are lucky enough to have a member of the duo on the show to talk about the backstory behind the album and a few of the tracks!

Here is the playlist as it stands, but dependent on how long we chat, it is unlikely I will get too far. LOL


Some People...Smash Boom Pow *
Another Girl, Another Planet ... Screwed *
Ray of Love ... Bravestation *
Stay Wild...Bravestation *
Up for You ... Bravestation *
Reflections ... Lavendar Girl *
My Baby Better Be on Time ... Cats with Manners
Two Strangers ... Sea Wolf
Bleecker Street! Chase Me! ... Hologram Teen
Nerve ... Jenn Vix
Juice (Chromeo remix) ... Mercurius FM *
Crystal Mines ... CFCF *
Lax ... Kristin Hersh
Back Taxes and Anaphylaxis ... ISS

Thanks for listening and a special thanks to Bravestation for taking time out of their crazy schedule to talk with me.


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Ruby Slippers NXNE playlist June 15 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

It's here! NXNE! in fact it has been in full force all week and there has honestly been something for everyone.

This week's playlist is just a taste of the variety of music that has happened, is happening right now and will continue to the end of the festival on Sunday.

Hope you enjoy!

Nomu ... Good Kid *
Back To Me ... Goodbye Honolulu *
Party Party Party ... First Base *
The Things You Do ... Moscow Apartment *
Rainbow of Blues ... The Highest Order *
Dancin in The Dust ... Hazel
Another Show ... WHOOP_Szo *
Vancouver ... Cat and the Queen *
Pink Confetti ... VAZ
Electric Lilies ... Day Trip *
Ode To The Swinger ... Phedre *
Cowards In The Castle ... The Anti-Queens *
Instrument of Love ... Wave Of Terror *
Burn Bush ... The Effens *
Everest ... Komodo *
Knock Me Out ...Die mannequin *

Wow! Everything under the sun!

Thanks for listening and for your continuing support for CIUT!


Thursday, 7 June 2018

Ruby Slippers MEMBERSHIP DRIVE June 8 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Double whammy this week! Official start of NXNE and the station membership drive. If you haven't already do two things right now :

    1) Check out the lineup for NXNE and get out to support local venues and up and coming bands
     2) Donate to this independent alternative volunteer driven radio station RIGHT NOW!
         By phone 416-946-7800 or online with a secure server at

Now on with the show!

JD ...Smash Boom Pow * (new)
20th Century Strategies ...Public Animal * (NXNE)
Recover .... CHVRCHES (NXNE)
Where Poppies Grow ...Die Mannequin * (NXNE)
Waiting List ... CATL * (NXNE)
Voices ... Final State *
Walk With Me ...The Slyde *
Charmaine Champagne ... Fiery Furnaces *
Time ... RUBY
Man From Japan ... MIMICO * (NXNE)
Feed me With Your Kiss ... The Pink Elephants *
Soothe ... Todd Rundgren (of course)

Won't get even close with this one, but never fear! Another playlist with NXNE tracks next Friday!

Thanks for listening.


Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ruby Slippers June 1 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

It's time for the Moon in June and all that stuff.
With the turning of the calendar page comes our spring Membership drive, albeit rather late. Stay tuned for a super duper playlist for next Friday, June 8, as Ruby Slippers does it's thing in the name of community radio and outstanding music.

However, as a warm up, here is the list for this week.


Tall Tall Building ... Adam and the Amethysts *
Flesh and Blood ... Tod Rundgren
One Way ... Hank Davis * (I have to find more from this guy. Knew him back in the day...)
Magical Thinking ... The Room In The Wood
Just a Gigolo ... Andrew Collins Trio * (tix giveaway during the show)
A Day In Your Life ... MIR *
Deeper Than Oceans ... Bravestation * (get your romance on)
Secret Church .... For Esme * (NEW)
And Dream of Sheep .... Kate Bush (because Kate)
She Don't Say Goodbye ... Goosebump * (NEW)
In2 the Arms of Love ... Jupiter in Velvet (you know how I love this band)
Fly From here Pt IV Bumpy Ride ... YES (well, because it's YES)
Ascending ... Jupiter Hollow * (love)
Church of the Louder Light ... Shriekback
Fate ... Todd Rundgren (there will no doubt be a lot of Todd this summer)

Thanks for listening. Hope you join #GrrllFriday for our membership thing next week!



Thursday, 24 May 2018

Ruby Slippers May 25 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

It's the last Friday of the Merry Month of May, and this is the playlist to end off the month.

New stuff, old stuff, covers, loud, soft... you name it, it's here!

So...without further ado...

Walk With Me ... The Slyde * (loud)
Past Forward ... Mexican Wolfboys (louder)
Hi Skies ... The Morning After Girls (loudest)
Daydream machine ... Cup (serious psychedelia)
Sirens (ft. Noonie Baig) ... The Pink Elephants * (more psychedelia0
Heavy Moon ... Elephant Stone (another elephant) *
Joey Moon ... Olive B * (another moon)
Cleo's Mood ... Junior Walker and the All Stars (classic)
Ziggy Stardust ... Elliott Brood * (cover)
The Faces on the Floor ... Elliott Vincent Jones *
John Henry ... Snakefarm (another cover)
Your Song ... Ellie Goulding (one more cover)
Muscles and Puzzles ... Elise Epp *
You Will Know ... Royal Wood *
Wriggle and Drone ... Shriekback (new!!!!!!)
Tree ... Aero Flynn
Ooo Baby Baby ... Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (classic)

Maybe more...not too sure.

See you next month, only two more weeks to the membership show!

Thanks for listening


Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Ruby Slippers May 18 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody

Another week more music! Loads of new tunes! Where else would you hear Church of Trees an Rat Scabies in the same hour? Nowhere, I say.

Like Gary Numan ...Church of Trees *
Ray of Love ... Bravestation *
Modern God ... Klammer
Wait Up (Boots of Danger) ... Tokyo Police Club/Passion Pit *
Shivers ... Rat Scabies
And I Wonder ... The Moody Tulips *
Appear ... Maff
Smile Upon Me ...Passion Pit
You Won't Get This Joke At All ...First Rate People *
Jack Filth ... Greg Clarke *
She Don't Care ... Ty Segall
Sun Rockin' ...Handsome Ned *
Deep Meadow ... Mushy Callahan *
Love Is The Answer ... Todd Rundgren and Utopia

(The last track is because by the time this airs, will have seen Utopia at Massey Hall and will no doubt have it stuck in my head. So, you have to too!)

Thanks for listening.
Remember to support community radio!


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Ruby Slippers CMW 2 May 11 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Now we are heading into the second part of the festival that is CMW and it never gets easier to decide what to see and where to go.

Have had boatloads of stuff tracks to make these two playlists but in the end closing my eyes and pointing has worked well. More time after this week to revisit some that didn't fit in the hour.


Spin Our Wheels ... Sloan *
She Speaks the Wave ... The Nursery *
Kiss So Violent ... Arson *
The Road ... The Standstills *
Heroin Eyes ... Atomic Tomb *
The Wild Sky ... The Sword
Ghost I Know ... Anthem in Ashes *
Name for Myself ... Gingerale and the Monowhales (now just Monowhales ) *
Clocked ... Beauts *
Goodnight Moon ... Said The Whale *
To Love Somebody ... Lindi Ortega *
Beautiful Heart ... Nikki Fierce *
Manifest ... Witch Prophet *
Nobody Knows ... Iskwe *
Out In The Streets ... King Creep *

 Thanks for listening. See you next week.