Friday 28 December 2012

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 28 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

Hope your Christmas was a gas, and that your are revving up for a rockin' New Year's eve.
I know I am, with some vino, a warm puppy and movies on demand.

Ah, bliss!

Anyhow, here it is, the playlist for today.  Had to delay posting it, as I was sincerely hoping to surprise you all with a show by Chris and Dan Berube, legendary around CIUT, but it was not to be :(
Maybe later in the month.  Timing is everything in this life....

Worst Song Medley---Garfunkel and Oates
The New Year---Death Cab for Cutie
Everthing Must Go---The Weakerthans (from the album Live at Burton Cummings Theatre)
Sexx Laws---Beck
Take You On---The Features
Primary---The Cure
The Hissing Of Summer Lawns---Funky Bummer featuring Anne Beadle
Eyeoneye---Andrew Bird
Not Be Alright---Mary Margaret O'Hara  (yes, it's Catherine's sister)
Born Under Punches---Talking Heads
Tessellate---Tokyo Police Club
Primary Colours---Immaculate Machine
Crash Years---The New Pornographers
New Year---The Breeders
Sound of Hamiklton---Hands and Teeth
Horshoe Fortune---The Russian Futurists

and if time permits.. given that I messed up last week...


That's it, that's all.  See ya next week and thanks for listening.

Saturday 22 December 2012

Holiday Addendum to the Dec. 21 Show

Hey everybody,


I cannot for the life of me explain how COLDPLAY sidelined Tokyo Police Club and my beloved Chipmunks!!  I suspect it occurred while modeling the new CIUT t shirts for the website, and well, you know how photoshoots can distract you during a live broadcast.

Yes, we are a station of multi taskers.

Anyhow, I am leaving the playlist as it stands, although it isn't really how it finished, only because to me that would have been a more fitting way to finish the Christmas edition of Ruby Slippers.

If you have not had your seasonal dosage of Alvin and the gang, perhaps you will now be motivated to find the recording at your local library, sit back and sing along!

Cheers to all, and thanks for listening!

Thursday 20 December 2012

Ruby Slippers for Dec 21 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

(Flash, I suddenly realized that this salutation is how Chris Berube greeted his audience for years on Electric Boogaloo.What a great show that was.... however I digress)

It's that magical time when we are perhaps more harried than we should be and definitely more in need of a little lighthearted fun.  Given that today the world is supposed to end, (trust me to do a show as the global Titanic goes down)  I have tried to combine seasonal fare with straight up great music. Let me know what you think!

Present Face---Garfunkel and Oates
First Snow Of The Year---Hawksley Workman  (GET THIS SONG OUT OF MY HEAD!!!!!!)
No A**holes on Christmas---Stephanie Coplan and friends
One Good Reason---Andrew Hunter and the Gatherers
D****bag---Robots Wearing Sunglasses  ( a Christmas share for CIUT from RWS themselves)
Caught---Anna Domino  (had to have a quiet moment or two)
Empty Room---Arcade Fire
Trailblazer---The Barmitzvah Brothers
The Ring Song---The Bravery
say-so-long---Fiction 20 Down
Make You Mine---Cannoneers
The Noise---Austra
Them Kids---Sam Roberts (did you know he collected Royal Family Commemorative tins?)
Stray Dog---The Anthemeers
Locked Out---Freelance Whales
Tessellate---Tokyo Police Club
The Chipmunk Song-----Alvin, Theodore, Simon and Dave

Hope your hols are a blast, and as always, thanks for listening!
Back next week with the year end wrap up!

Oh, and the music bio that was considered the guiltiest pleasure from last week's question is "Girls Like Us", a combined career profile of Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King.

In loving memory of Roger, December 20, 1958- July 16 2010

Thursday 13 December 2012

Ruby Slippers Question of the Week

Hey everybody!

Here's this week's question....I am giving you a heads up before the show.

What music biography have you enjoyed the most of late and why?
Was it heart wrenching, scandalous, insane, inspiring?

Weigh in on this by posting here or phone in during the show at 416-946-7000.

Our operators will be standing by (me, that is)

Cheers and thanks for listening.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Ruby Slippers Playlist for Dec 14 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!!

It's that time of year when so much is going on that it's almost impossible to remember what day it is.
Making stuff, eating stuff, going out, coming in, watching holiday movies, paying bills (groan) and trying to deposit enough bread to cover them.  Thank Goodness for music, right?

Well, the spirit moved me about three days ago to assemble this Friday's playlist, and as I came up for air today, I thought, "Why not post early and entice the happily frantic among us to sit and listen on Friday night?"

So here it is.  Note that the winner from last week's question has the first selection from his fav Cat Woman.

Santa Baby---Eartha Kitt
I Will Survive---Cake
Cherish The One You Got---Harrison Hudson
Fix Me Now---Garbage
Scabby Knees---Hexes and Ohs
Shithead Kids---We Are Marching On
Watch the World Go (Young Galaxy Remix)---Johan Agebjorn
Fire In The Lobby---Immaculate Machine
Seven Stars Remix (Rheostatics)---King Cobb Steelie
Judy In Disguise(With Glasses)---John Fred and his Playboy Band
beautiful and light---Tunng
hidden Sound---Water Colour
Dancin' In The Wind---Jenn Grant
Cha Cha Cha Heels---Eartha Kitt and the Bronski Beat

Remember, keep calm and put the kettle on.

Cheers! and thanks for listening.

Friday 7 December 2012

Ruby Slippers Dec. 7 Contest Winner

AH HA!!!!!

The question on the show today was....who is your favorite Cat woman (discounting DJ Catwoman on CIUT who is of course a fan favorite all the time) ???

And the winner is Roy McDonald whose fav rave is none other than Eartha Kitt.

For weighing in on this burning questions (inquiring minds just HAD to know) he wins a copy of today's playlist on disc, as well as having his pick of Eartha tunes on next week's show.

How much fun is that?

Stay tuned for more contests in upcoming shows, and as always, thanks for listening!

Ruby Slippers Playlist for Dec.7 7-8 pm

OK, so I lied a bit.

Decided to post the playlist while waiting for the show at the station.
BUT it just may change a bit, so follow along...and corrections will follow after the fact.

I Know, I Know, I Know---Tegan and Sara
We Walk---Ting Tings
How Does It Feel---Zeus
Bad time To Be Poor---The Weakerthans
Dragon Queen---Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Concrete Wall  (RAC Remix)---Zee Avi
Guitar Swing---Winks
Pinball Wizard---The Who
St. Petersburg---Wilderness of Manitoba
Anyway Rattlesnake---Haley Bonar
Shanty Song---Bruce Peninsula

Beat's So Lonely---Charlie Sexton
Put Me On---Diamond Rings
XXXX/Loyalty---You Say Party!.
BONUS TRACK   A Venture---Yes 

This playlist is like comfort food, in a new place at a new time.
Thanks for listening and be safe.

Ruby Slippers for Dec. 7, 2012 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!

I am going to post the playlist for the new timeslot after the show today, just 'cause.
There will be a large smattering of old favorites and a few really old favorites, plus a little contest of my very own.    To enter the contest, you will have to enter your opinion on a burning question  (posed during the show) at:

Back in a few hours to spin the tunes and post the list!!

See ya soon!