Thursday, 9 August 2018

Ruby Slippers August 10 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

How's it going?

This playlist was hard, really hard. Can't put my finger on it, can't tell you why.
In the end, though, the music just came together and in many ways reflects the ebb and flow of the week.
Hope you enjoy.
Thanks for listening.

Loop di Loop ... Shonen Knife
I Don't Mind ... We Are Wolves *
Falling In Love Is For Young People ... The Hoa Hoa's *
Cheery Bomb ... The Runaways
Friends of Mine ... The Zombies
Revolution 1 ... The Beatles (like this more mellow version of the classic)
Maybe Tomorrow ... F&M *
My Great Grandpa ... Friendly Rich *
Lion's Share ... Sisyphus
Jericho River ... Christian and the Sinners * (new EP)
I Can't Sleep at Night (cover) ... The Deadly Snakes *
Elevator ... The Deadcats *
Degraded ... Preoccupations *
Trash ... Deer Tick
Two Steps Back ... Running Violet *
Pour Tous Jours ... The Dollyrots

See you next week


Thursday, 2 August 2018

Ruby Slippers August 3 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Crazy July, hoping for more uplifting times ahead.

New month, some new music. Here we go.

Some Girls ... Lisa Fischer
Voodoo ... Allen Stone
Environmental Blues ... Christian and the Sinners *
Body of Work ... david contin * (new, first of many tracks this month from this guy)
Got My Mojo Working ... Hank Davis *
Downtown Train ... Tom Waits
Killshot ... White Hot Jet *
Primitive Creatures ... Church of Trees *
Go With It ... Mike Edel* (new)
Just Take The Pill ... Feather Weight * (new)
Murderous ... Cam Bird (new)
Feeling Sorry ... Cyanide Kiss *
Comrades in Pop ... TC &I (new)
Heavy Metal ... White Rabbits
Africa !!!!!   (Toto cover) by none other than WEEZER
(Can hardly wait fir Toto's cover of Hash Pipe)

Maybe August will be crazy too, in a different way?

Thanks for listening


Thursday, 26 July 2018

Ruby Slippers July 27 2018 7-8 pm

Hey ho everybody!

End of another month.

Not a fan of the high heat and humidity, have to say, but for those who are I  hope you have had the summer to beat them all! The deal is I find it really hard to breathe and El Doggo, a long haired beastie, has spent the better part of the month in suspended animation.
However,  that just means we had a ton of time to listen to music and how great is that?
So here's a playlist with something for everyone. Enjoy.

Blood On The Frozen Sand ... Christian and the Sinners * New, recorded at CIUT895FM
Shine of Her Moon ... Basement Arms * (disbanded too soon)
She Sells Sanctuary ... The Cult (in town on the 25th!)
Throw It All Away ... In My Coma *
Float The Flood ... Ace Of Wands * (new, local, amazing)
Toward The Sun ... Dream Aria *
Automaton ... Cypher *
Light of Age ... Mad Ones *
Taking A Ride ... The Pink Elephants *
I Will Give You Everything ... Skydiggers * (at Crossing Point Festival July 27,28)
Good Little Girls ... Katey Morley * (one of our cohosts in the past)
A Rose For Emily ... The Zombies (yes, I know I have played this but really? Listen to it!)
Robot Boy ... The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger
Heavy Disguise ... The Strawbs

There you go. See you next month for the LOOOOONNNNNGGGG weekend show

Thanks for listening


Addendum: Another community station, Radio Waterloo, has just released a doc showing just how hard it is to keep things going. Watch here:

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Ruby Slippers for July 20 2018 7-8 pm

Hey, hey everybody!

Another weekend and loads of variety in this week's playlist.

A few new tracks to keep things hopping and one or two old favorites, in all a well balanced sonic experience.

And of course, oodles of Cancon, so...hold on to your ears, here we go!

Signals ...Jay Holy *
Good Girl ... Church of Trees ft. Tara Holloway * (New)
October 1st ... F-105  * (new)
Empire of Hate ... Cypher * (new)
Being Right ... Crown Lands *(will be playing at a new music festival in Oshawa, the Crossing Point Festival, to be held July 27 and 28 at Brick By Brick Park)
Stormy High ... Black Mountain *
The Dance ... The Music
Down Down ... The Coathangers
These Wars ... The Slyde *
Cracktest ... Orphx *
Acknowledgements ... Jane's Party * (new)
Song For Children ... Brian Wilson
Pet Sounds ... The Duke Of Norfolk
Song Song Song ... Final Fantasy *
Underground ... Sneaker Pimps

Thanks for listening.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Ruby Slipper for July 13 Hillside Festival Sampler!!!

Hey everybody!

The weekend of the perfect festival is upon us! In case you don't know, I refer to Hillside in Guelph, three days of fun, music, food and love all wrapped up in a small conservation area about 20 minutes outside of the city. Went for many years but times have changed I'm afraid. Still, it has a special place in my heart.

So here is a sampler of diverse and awesome music from this year's Festival


(You Cant Stop) The Machine.....Cadence Weapon ft. Buck 65 *
Sisters (ft. Northern Voice) ... A Tribe Called Red *
Banger ... Walrus *
Misery ... Crown Lands *
Born Yesterday ... Hollerado *
Freedom for a Policeman ... Chad Van Gaalen *
Open ... Rhye *
Models Pt. 1 ... Busty and the Bass *
Endless Dive ... Anemone *
Velvet for Sale ... U.S. Girls *
Early In The Morning ... Plants and Animals *
Nobody Knows (produced by the Darcys) ... Iskwe *
Can't Be Saved ... Tamarack *
Uh Oh (ft. Serena Ryder) ... Jeremy Fisher *
An Actor's Revenge ... Destroyer *
Is There Anyone ... The Kents *

Thanks for listening.

This one's for Roger, my partner in crime. I miss you.


Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ruby Slippers July 6 2018 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

And the heat wave continues...maybe some relief today? Wouldn't change the fact that this playlist is SMOKIN' HOT!


Tweakhead ... Rian Riot *
Map of Tasmania ... Amanda Palmer
Everybody Gotta Get It On ... Fast Orange *
Mantis (Headspace Mix) ... High Disciple
Post Apocalyteacakes ... Hologram Teen
Hades Heart ... Jupiter Hollow *
Mileage ... F-105 *
Leader ... Andrew La Tona *
Animal ... Andy Dixon *
M.A.G.I.C. ... The Sound Of Arrows
Slippery Slope ... Dom Fricot * (new)
Hi Avalon ... Fred Abong (new)
Try (Cross My Heart) ... Social Station (new)
Shadowplay ... Joy Division

Too much! Oh brother!

Next week my annual Hillside sampler for 2018

Thanks for listening


Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Ruby Slippers June 29 2018 ft. Cohosts Bravestation

Hey everybody

As announced last week, the Brothers Wilson from Bravestation will be in house this week cohosting the show.
That means, of course, that they were the programmers and have pulled together a list of songs that inspired them and influenced the music they came to create.

The list below is what they chose and as you know, an hour could not accommodate all of it.
The final list will be published on this blog after the broadcast.

Upside Down ... Bravestation *
Avalon ... Roxy Music
Just You and Me ... Bravestation *
The Middle ... Bravestation *
Sexual Healing ... Marvin Gaye
Deeper Than Oceans ... Bravestation *
A Simple Truth ...Wild Beasts
Happy Daze ...Bravestation *
Mad World ...Tears for Fears
Smile Like You Mean It ...The Killers

and what show would be complete without

Haven ... Bravestation*!

See you Friday my friends


What didn't make the cut this time:
Love Will Tear Us Apart ...Joy Division
My Number ... Foals
Climax... Usher
Sit next To me ....Foster The People
Live In The Moment ... Portugal. The Man
Nice For What ... Drake *