Thursday, 29 December 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 30 2022 7-8 m


 Hey hey everybody!

If you were looking for a New Year's show, well, just look under Dec 23rd for your end of year fix!

This is a bonus show (as the Xmas show was somehow lost and things went rather out of order)(that's available here too and both shows are on Mixcloud)

The show this week is a reflection on some of the tracks from LAST New Year's offering as well as some new stuff. 

So here we go...

Total Eclipse ... Klaus Nomi

Self Sabotage ... One Way Streets *

Locals ... The Jesus Bolt

Where Evil Grows ... The Zolas *

Sweet City Woman ... The Matinee *

Book Of Kings ... Committee of Vultures

Witchy Woman ... Fox Music Crew

Soul At Seven ... The Hypnotics *

Beautiful Devices ... Bex *

What The Hell I Got ...The Mohrs *

All The Girls With Boys Names ... DW Waterson *

Free ... Beatrice Deer *

My Moon My Man ... The Fretless *

Can I Believe You ... Fleet Foxes

Horror ... pMad

Electric Jungle ... Opus Arise * (extro)

Thanks for listening


Friday, 23 December 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 23 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody

Here is the playlist for the last show for 2022

Enjoy and see you next year.

Let The Night Disappear ... Music Hall *

Aping Flair (with Ruari Meehan) ... Black Market Karma

Rather Be A Zombie ... The Dollyrots

Paris ... Bad Pelicans

Auld Lang Syne (with intro by Melanie) ... Die Roten Rosen

I Should Be Enough ... Tina Leon *

Tangier ... Selina Martin *

Walk Through Fire (ft. Aimee Interrupter) ... Bedouin Soundclash *

Wuthering Heights ... Jessie Kilguss

The Wreck ... Christine Fellows *

Illumination ... Ingredient *

Streetlights ... Midnight Gossip *

Shadow Play ... Warhaus

Radio Wars ... The Cradle

A Stranger Calls ... Blaklight

On Your Knees ... Epitaph (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Ruby Slippers Radio Xmas Xtravaganza Dec 23 2022 7-8 pm *** This show is on Mixcloud only***

Hey hey everybody, or should I say ho ho everybody?

Here is the playlist for this year's show.

I didn't actually count the number of times that anyone said "Christmas" ....

Present Face ... Garfunkel and Oates

Give Love For Christmas ... Glass Tiger *

Hear The Angels Sing ... Chris Birkett *

Where You At Santa? ... Reeny Smith *

Santa's On A Rampage ... Patricia Vonne (with intro by Melanie!)

A Christmas Carol ... Tom Lehrer

The Chipmunk Song ... Clara Venice *

Frank the Christmas Turkey ... Antsy McClain et al

Taking Care of Christmas ... Randy Bachman*

Rock and Roll Christmas... George Thorogood

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas ... Mother Mother *

Bring the Snow ... Big Little Lions *

Christmas Morning ...Alex Whorms *

Father Christmas ... Platinum Blonde*

All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) ... The Dollyrots

You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch ... The Misfits

On This Christmas Eve ... Dream Aria *

White Christmas ... Jingle Cats

Last Christmas ... Chilly Gonzales *

Party responsibly and stay kind!

Thanks for listening



Thursday, 15 December 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 16 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody

Here is the playlist for this week. It's rather ....well, interesting.

***Don't forget: Next week is the Xmas Xtravaganza (in it's 11th year) as approved by Callydog.

(Just guess which tracks she insisted I include LOL)

3 Feet Up ... Holobody *

Nausea ... Single Mothers *

All The Queen's Men ... Private Lives *

Dystopian Mirror ... The Bellwether Syndicate

Gibberish ... Dumb *

Injection ... The Oneira

What Why ... Steve Schijns *

What've I Been Drinkin' ... The Powder Blues Band *

Our Love Will Still Be There ... Weird Nightmare *

Nomadic Step ... Dangereens *

Hysteric ... White Lung *

I Should Be Allowed to Think ... They Might be Giants 

Bubble Gum Blues ... Robbie Quine

Lawnmower ... Sparks

Wuthering Heights ... Jessie Kilguss

Shadow Play ... Warhaus

That's all, folks!

See you next week and thanks for listening


Thursday, 8 December 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 9 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody (cough, hack, wheeze)

Ignore the sick person behind the curtain.

Here's the playlist

Act One ... Star Madman

Chambre d'echo ... Choses Sauvages *

The End Times ... Pennies By The Pound

Together ... Alias *

All My Friends Are Dead ... Dan Moxon *

It's Come To This ... Jordan Armstrong *

Desapareces ... Jace Carrillo *

Beyond Four Walls ... Bedouin Soundclash *

Alarm Bells ... Grant Boyer *

Getaway ... Paul McEwan *

I Spy ... Picastro *

Lion ... Holobody *

Quarantine ... Selina Martin *

Yesterday's Makeup ... Teenage X *

Phasers Set To Thrill ... Black Cat Attack *

That's Who We Are ... Machine Gun Dolly *

Spaghetti Forever ... Igorrr

The Waiting Game (extro) ... Lunar Vacation

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 1 December 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Dec 2 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

New month, loads of chaos and madness!

Just the time to sit back and breathe in some new music.

Barbra (Modernettes cover) ... The Bloody Hell *

Uncommonwealth ... The Black Halos *

Final Note ... The Metal Byrds

Uplifting ... Live Animals *

La Joie Devant La Mort (the joy before death) ... The Soft Pink Truth


Ports of Call ... Rob Moir *

(interview part one with Melanie)

Lonely English ... Rob Moir *

(interview part two with Melanie)

Trust This Human ... Rob Moir *

Midnight Kid ... Ten Minute Detour *

Pet ... Kid Vale *

She Burned me Down ... Type O Negative

Collider ... Kuri *

There Were Bells ... Brian Eno

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 25 November 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Nov 25 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody

Thanks for the support last week. 

Loved hearing from folks during the time slot and of course everyone online.

If you still wish to donate to the station on behalf of the show just go to and click on the donate button. All funds go to the station to keep the transmitter and all the equipment in tip top shape.

Here's this week's list ('s a bit out there)

You Broke the Sun ... Paul McEwan *

Mouth Poisons ... Traitrs *

Every Day A Fresh Atrocity ... Candy Coffins

Dual ... Jordan Armstrong *

Stay (ft. JID) ... Little Dragon

Whaddaya Say ft. Dominique Xavier ... Numb Tongues *

Novacaine ...Neon Bloom *

Vagabond ... 5th PROJEKT *

We Had Time ... Marc Apollonio *

Gonna Do It ... Leaflet

Revenge for Nerds ... Vast Robot Armies *

Heave Is All Around ... Las Venus Electric *

Savage Love ... Moves After Midnight *

End of Story ... Real Life *

If The World Doesn't End First ... Frenchy and the Punk

Thanks for listening

See y'all next week

Stay safe


Thursday, 17 November 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Membership show Nov 18 2022

Hey hey everybody!

Let's keep the station perking along!

To donate please go to (and tell them Ruby Slippers sent you!)

Dance Dance Dance ... Danko Jones *

Immortal (ft. Mike McCready) ... Ozzy Osbourne

The Hand That Feeds ... MONOWHALES *

Screaming Undercover ... Archers of Loaf

Hairbrain ... The Great Fuss * 

Tear It Out ... Woodship (with intro by Melanie)

Magical Thinking ... Sloan *

Ginger Moon ... The Sadies *

Tooth and Nail ... Skye Wallace *

I Don't Know How I Survive ... Death Cab For Cutie

Breach ... Cydemind *

Movies ... Milk and Bone *

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood ... Valerie Broussard

Shake ... Santigold

Ding Dong ... Klaus Nomi

Thanks for listening

Stay safe



Friday, 11 November 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Nov 11 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist

Stiletto ... The Wring *

Pictures ... Voodu

Whisky Like Me ... Emily Mac *

Haunted House ... Pixies

TTYL ... Growers *

Ride Em On Down ... 5 Neat Guys *

Five Drinks In ... Dawn Sev *

What You Want (ft. Raphael Lereaux) ... Rosie Varela Project

Charlotte (12" version) ... The Speed of Sound

Shadow ... Songs For Sabotage

TV ... Superphenix *

Holy Hell ... Ginger Root

Come In and Play ... Frenchy and the Punk

Supernova ... The Holdouts *

In Extremis ... Queensryche (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


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Friday, 4 November 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Nov 4 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Hope Halloween was good to you!

Here's the playlist

Rock and Roll ...Vanilla Fudge

Higher ... 17 Crash

De-Evolution ... Grant Boyer *

Empires Falling ... The Black Angels

Time Is A Car ... Partner *

What A Shame ... Alias*

Not Quite Sure (ft. Pighounds) ... Amy Jo Doh and the Spangles

(interview with Melanie part one)

Hilleboom Close ... The Pighounds

(interview part 2 Melanie)

Coracao ... AmyJo Doh

Desiring You ... Ace of Wands *

Lost With You ... Burn The Louvre *

Myths ... Twin River *

Pale Blue ... Chemical Club *

Robot Riot ... Stereolab

Innocence Lost ... BlakLight (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 28 October 2022

Ruby Slippers Spooktacular Show Oct 28 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody!

Here is the annual show with things that go bump in the night.

Be very afraid (but don't forget to listen...)

Cemetary ... Headstones *

Day of the Dead ... Gutter Demons *

Pet Cemetary ... Zombie Riot *

Vampire Rocker ... Christian and the Sinners *

Ghostbusters ... Rasmus

Wolfwoman ... KC and the Moonshine Band*

Welcome To My Nightmare ... 68 Creep

Head On The Wall ... Church of Trees *

After Kill ... Lynx Dean *

Afterlife ... Yacht

Devil Inside ... INXS

It Came From Beyond ... Robbie Quine

Ghost In Studio B (A True Story) ... Greg Clarke *

Demons ... The Nursery *

Bela Lugosi's Dead ... Christian and the Sinners *

Embrace the magic, stay spooky and always be kind.

Thanks for listening


Thursday, 20 October 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Oct 21 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Here's this week's show. Enjoy!

Abnormal ... Anabollic Steroids

Desiring You ... Ace of Wands *

Easty On Your Own ... Alvvays*

Problems of the Professional ...  By Divine Right *

Dark Paradise ... Ronan Conroy

Seeds  ... Julian Taylor *

OCD ... Marc Apollonio *

City Is Alive ... Patricia Vonne

(interview part one with Melanie)

Traeme Paz ... Patricia Vonne

(interview part 2 with Melanie)

Still Crazy About Elvis ... The Boss Hoss (with Patricia Vonne)

This Planet's On Fire (Burn In Hell) ... Megadeth

and a taste of the new Queensryche track "In Extremis"

Thanks for listening


Stay safe


Friday, 14 October 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Oct 14 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody! 

I'm back!

Hope your long weekend (if you had it) was what you needed.

Here's tonight's playlist but honestly, this one should have been way longer than it is...

New World Coming ... Wilfred N & The Grown Men *

Thoughts and Prayers ... The Discarded *

Driving In The Rain ... Burn the Louvre *

Good Harbour ... The Metal Byrds

Boots (cover) ... Robbie Quine

Sixteen Forties ... Pink Leather Jackets *

Arguing With Strangers On The Internet ... MVLL Crimes *

Become the Lies ... The Soft Moon

Take A Tip ... Dr. Feelgood

(Interview part one with Melanie)

Roxette ... Dr. Feelgood

(Interview part two with Melanie)

Damn Right I Do ... Dr. Feelgood

Fire on Ice Floe ... Gogol Bordello

Cds Are Back ... Wordburglar *

Afterlife (extro) ... Arcade Fire *

Missed you! 

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 30 September 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Sept 30 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist

The Elements ... Tom Lehrer

Animal ... More Kicks

Alison ... Burn the Louvre*

Fun Fun Fun ... Peter Foldy *

Zoom ... Steven Page *

Linen ... Omhouse *

Hoax ... Cydemind *

Get Me Home ... Foxy Mammals

Penny For Your Thoughts ... My Morning Jacket

Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover) ... 5th PROJEKT *

Every Time (Jenni's Song) ... Timber Masterson*

Moonlight Dance  (Tommy '86 remix) ... Sally Shapiro

Global Nation ... Todd Rundgren

Red Fish .... Avalon

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 23 September 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Sept 23 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Griftwood ... Ghost

Sisters ... pMad

Journey Into Limbo ... Dispel

Ocean Lies ... Even Flow

This Is Who We Are Now ... The Damn Truth *

Break Down The Silence ... Excuses Excuses *

Rebel Yell ... Billy Idol

Hound Dog On A Chain ... Blue Moon Marquee *

Falls Away ... Bywater Call *

How Deep Is The Hole ... ACTORS *

Chemical Emotion ... Jeen *

Diabolique ... Leah Callahan

New Romantics ... Steven Sware *

The Tenderness ... Ether and Bones *

Days of Our Youth (instrumental) (extro) ... Jane's Party *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 15 September 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Sept 16 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's this week's playlist. 

You want energy? You GOT energy!

NY Animal ... Black Nite Crash

Tomorrow ... The Damned Truth *

Jetzt! ... Peter Maffay (intro by Melanie)

Soul Killer ... ON *

Hurt ... The Sweet Kill

Forever Evermore ... Jo Jo Worthington *

Sober ... Nadjiwan *

High Fever ... The Ember Glows *

Satellite ... Fake Palms *

Blue Light ... Two Door Cinema Club

Worlds Collide ... Moonbean *

Mon Souvenir ... Frenchy and the Punk

3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds ... Jefferson Airplane

Sherbet Straws ... Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 9 September 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Sept 9 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody

Here's the playlist. 

I think I was a little loopy with this one, but honestly? That is my state of mind every year before school starts, even when I am not there anymore!

Forgive me please and enjoy the ride!

All Along The Lighthouse ... The Pighounds

Dead Trajectory ... Black Market Karma

Terra Firma ... Polarity *

Double Helix ... Ronan Conroy

Liberation ... Dmitry Wild

Echoes ... Encephalon *

This is Your Life ... Glass Tiger * (yes, I know, two weeks in a row. Just discovered this EP)

Tired of the Small Talk ... The Projectors *

My Other People ... TV Priest *

Acid Dent ... Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

Moneytown ... Eric and the Soo *

Gator Farm ... Robbie Quine (this is the "Ode to a Mermaid"  artist. His album is "Glitter Hole")

Sea of Vapours (extro) ... Versa *

Thanks for listening.

Hope your week is full of adventure and excitement, but the good kind.

Stay safe


Friday, 2 September 2022

Ruby Slippers Sept 2 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody

Here we go. 

Have a safe long weekend and see you next week.

Too Fun For My Health ... The Dollyrots

Keep On Breathin ... Cancer Bats *

Get Burnt ... Tripper and the Wild Things *

The Only One ... Carbon Memory *

Love Yourself ... The Pighounds (intro by Melanie)

Fall Down Dead ... The Strange Cases*

It is Finished When It's  Destroyed ... The Academy of Sun

Break You ... ON *

Circle ... Polarity *

Speed of Life ... Sammy Duke (Sam Dlugokecki) *

G2B ... Sunshine Makers  ft. Aquakultre *

Every Moon Is Blue ... Dan Warner and the Night Parrots

Moonta Bay ... Marc Apollonio

Cellar ... Orson Wilds *

Show Me (How To Get Close To The Sun) ... Glass Tiger *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 25 August 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Aug 26 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody

This is quite the playlist this week. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.

I Don't Wanna Be That Kinda Guy ... Starry Skies

Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo ... Rick Derringer

Better Yet ... The Sadies *

Oh Yeah ... The Living Pins

Going Through Hell ... Queens and Kings *

Blackmail ...ON *

Creator (Mooch and Yanimal remix) ... Ora the Molecule

Pouring Hot Water On Anthills ... Elf Power

Patron Saint ... Darling Congress *

Left Behind ... Bywater Call * 

Soul Seeker ... Jesse Northey *

Nikki Go Sudden ... Pink Mountaintops *

Mamenika ... 6th Crowd

Dreams ... Belief

Sundowners (extro) ... Best Friends Club *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 19 August 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio August 19 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody

Here's the playlist for this week.

Ancient Text ... Hunting Giants *

Parasite II ... Kiwi Jr. *

Worst For Me ... The Interrupters

Run Run Run ... Frida Gold (intro by Melanie)

The TFD ... TFD *

Touch the Void ... Nighttrax

Ashes Allowed ... Contemplator *

Anx ... Belief *

Shades of Grey ... Lisa Humber *

In All The Places That We Roam and Wander ... Forest Robots 

Long Way Down ... iskwe and Tom Wilson *

Going Home ... Steve Neville *

Downtown ... Ariel Posen *

Corvette Nights ... Jonnay and Room Elephant *

Ode To A Mermaid ... Robbie Quine

Parler Les Etoiles ... Hippie Hourrah * (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 12 August 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio August 12 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody.

How'ya doing? 

Fed up with the heat and humidity yet? 

Here's the playlist just for you.

Underdog ... ON *

Eyes ... Wine Lips *

My Other People ... TV Priest 

You Got The Silver ... The Rolling Stones (intro by Melanie, our German music correspondent)

Gaslight... Parlour Panther *

Clockwork ... Ghost Woman *

On the Beach (Spoons cover) ... Jean Marc Pisapia *

Spooky Island ... Tofu Stravinsky *

Girl of My dreams ... Royal Canoe *

In This Night ... The Occult *

Like a Ghost ... Ian Blurton's Future Now *

Serpent ... Schizophr3nica

Echoes ... Encephalon *

Bloody Nose ... Anteater Eater *

Demagnetized ... Teen Art Scene *

i said (love me) ... ancient thrones * (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe



Friday, 5 August 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio August 5 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Another month, the hits just keep on rolling!

Some new albums from familiar bands, some brand new bands too. 

Nice mix! Enjoy.

Annihilator ... Revolution Above Disorder *

It Fades Away ... Pink Turns Blue

Fear That Closes the Heart ... Partner *

The Bug ... Megamall *

Renegade Hearts ... Interpol

Stop and Start ... The Sadies *

False Dichotomy ... Metric *

Alarms Stop Ringing ... A Shoreline Dream

Win Butler ... JoJo Worthington *

Spell ... Hermitess ft. Morgan Greenwood *

Everything Changes Colour in the Rainfall ... Forest Robots

Floating In Heaven ... Graham Gouldman & Brian May

Love and Addiction ... Grace Solero

Denim on Denim ... Ian Blurton's Future Now *

Artificial Countrysides ... Elf Power

Wouldn't It Be Nice ... She and Him (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 28 July 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio July 29 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody

Here's the playlist for this week's show.

To hear it in archive go to

Have a good weekend

Deader Without You ... Encephalon *

No Need School ... The Scary Loud *

Testify ... Queens and Kings *

Neu Darchau ... Tim Lothar & Holgar Hobo Daub (intro by our German music correspondent Melanie)

Bedtime Stories ... Francois Klark *

Nice Guy ... Burn the Louvre *

Dead & Gone ... Ghost Woman *

Best Boy ... JJ Wilde * (by request)

Emergency ... 5th Projekt *

Easy ... Brass Camel *

Paradise ... Nouveaux *

Blue Juniper ... The Sylvia Platters *

Lights of the City ... Pink Mountaintops *

Slow Me Down (extro) ... Emma Rossum

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 21 July 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio July 22 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody

Here's the playlist for tonight. Enjoy!

For Your Conveniences ... Ex Norwegian

#1 Lucky Kitty ... Brian Jonestown Massacre

Ecstasy on Keele Street ... Breeze *

Prep Cook In the Weeds ... Fresh Pepper*

Justice ... Sister Ray *

Land Animal ... Clara Engel *

All To Myself ... The Black Fever *

Teeth ... Perfume Genius

Shalala ... Bree Taylor *

Bronco ... Orville Peck *

Mom and Dad ... Aaron Wylder *

Nice Night To Get Lost ... Sean Watson Graham *

The Tower (part 2) ... Ben Shemie *

Burning Wish ... Pennies By The Pound

World Between Us ... Katie Morley * (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 14 July 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio on CIUT July 15 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody

Here is the playlist for this week.

Warning you right now, it is kinda eclectic (I mean more than usual)

Gotta stretch a bit, right?

The Only One I Know ... The Charlatans

Too Close To The Sun ... The Sea At Midnight

Fleur du Mal ... FHANG *

Daydream ... The Roogs

Another Day ... Tombstones In Their Eyes

Planet Pisces ... The Occult *

Silent Love ... The Ember Glows *

Here 4 You ... Earth's Yellow Sun *

Memory Serves ... Chad Hardcastle *

Gratitude ... Silent Cure *

Lord's Test ... The Henrys*

Ice Age (remix Deadmaus) ... How to Destroy Angels *

Thx for listening

Stay safe


If you have a request, please reach out at

I would love to hear from you

Friday, 8 July 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio July 8 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the list. Loads of new stuff.

Stuck In The Middle ... MONOWHALES *

Wind of Change ... Apricity *

More More More (Andrea True cover) ... Petridisch ft. Leah Callahan

The Hypnotist ... Melody's Echo Chamber

Tiny Floating Things In The Air ... Moat Bells *

Pele ... Lunar Bloom*

Spiritual Journey ... Spheres

Something to Remember ... Silent Lie

It's Another Tragic Day ... Paul McEwen *

Greater Good ... The Royal Foundry *

Without You ... Eight *

My Orb ... Dandelion *

Hard To Imagine ... Madison Violet *

Dull Roar ... TV Sets *

Cricket Meditation ... Tijuana Panthers

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 1 July 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio July 1 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody!

Welcome to July! 

Hope the long weekend is everything you need to recharge.

Here's the playlist

Meat Machine ... Siobamm *

Find Another Girl ... The Midways *

Bird of Prey ... No Serial Killer

Transmitter ... Sea Power

From The Storm ... Big Little Lions *

Coming Like A Storm ... Reuben and the Dark *

Cecilia ... Francois Klark *

Tree Among Shrubs ... Men I Trust *

Witness Protection ... SUUNS *

Habiba ... Dacou *

Mister Acid ... Pacific Coliseum *

Midnight to Stevens ... The Clash

Brando without Munroe ... Paris Black *

Easier in Heaven (extro) ... Dandelion *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe and see you next week


Friday, 24 June 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio June 24 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist. Enjoy!

Wrecked ... Paris Black *

Change Is Coming ... Sass Jordan *

Shake and Pine ... Drive-By Truckers

Skeleton Shake ... Trash Humanica

(Interview part one with Melanie)

Titania ... Gypp

(Interview part 2 with Melanie)

Sky's Not Falling Down ... Trash Humanica

We're In This Together (radio edit)... 5th Project *

For What It's Worth ... Martha and the Muffins *

La Vie Attend Pas ... Valence *

The Chronicles of You ... The Dream Syndicate

Ciao to the Beauty ... Harkness *

Girls Talk ... Ghost Caravan*

Shepherd ... Mothergood *

Accidently in Love (extro) ... TANDM *

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe


Friday, 17 June 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio June 17 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody

Here's the playlist for this week.

Reckless Reckless .... Anyway Gang *

Fire ... Colour Tongue

Romantic Traffic ... Dagur & Nott *

Let's All Dance ... Lola Dutronic *

Songs For Our Kids ... F-105 *

Lonely Days ... Michael Van Merwyk

(interview part one with Melanie )

Sweet Dreams ... Michael Van Merwyk

(interview part two with Melanie)

Coffee ... Michael Van Merwyk

Wish We Were ... Burn The Louvre *

Palmistry ... Stars *

Reputations ... Sister Ray *

Hips ... Warpaint

Light Speed ... Paris Music Corp.

Looking Backward ... Melody's Echo Chamber

Bridges Over Borders ... Sulphur * (extro)

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 9 June 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio June 10 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody,

Here is this week's playlist.

So much new and diverse stuff. 

Hope it like it!

All Souls Hill ... The Waterboys

Wild Child ... The Black Keys

Unbelievable ...EMF

Mr Meowers ... Pkew Pkew Pkew *

Real Thing ... Anyway Gang *

Doo Wop ... Ghostkeeper *

What A Time To Be alive ... Superchunk

Battleford 1885 ... The Dreadnoughts *

Rock the Casbah ...The Clash and Ranking Roger

Working on It ... Durham Country Poets *

We Will Stay The Same ... Eric & The Soo *

Maggie May ... Sylvain Cossette *

Palm Slave ... Art D'Ecco *

The Other Alien ... Retrograth *

My Love ... Florence and the Machine

Don't What Away ... Madisyn Whajne *

So Excited ... Cola *

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe and see you soon


Friday, 3 June 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio June 3 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody

Another week, another playlist courtesy of the passionate and hard working artists here and everywhere.

Let's show them some love. 

If you hear something you like, buy it. Drop them a line and tell them how much you appreciate what they do. Go to live shows if you are comfortable doing it (ensuring you do what you need to for safety's sake )

And dammit, keep on listening. 

This Dark Night ... Fall in Autumn *

Heart Shaped Box ...Nirvana

Ever ... Season of the Senses *

Into the Storm ... Thunderor *

Chasing Ghosts ... Elektric Voodoo

Banshee Wail ... Trash Humanica (with intro by Melanie)

Breath After Breath ... Duran Duran 

High Above (KeX1 remix) ... Church of Trees *

Lune (Ft. Mateus Asato) ... Anomalie *

Falling Skies ... KRAMER

Heart of Gold (live) ... Sultans of String *

2022 .... Chris Birkett *

Heartstrings ... Grand Splendid *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe, my friends.


Info for the Acoustic Harvest show June 4 8 pm

St. Paul's United Church

200 McIntosh St.
Scarborough Ontario

To enter the contest for CDs from Sultans of String (contest open until June 10) please send an email to or


Friday, 27 May 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio May 27 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody!

Again, many many thanks for your support throughout the membership period and beyond. Your encouragement and listenership means the world to us here at Ruby Slippers!

Here's tonight's show.

Lesson In Love ... Rebel Priest *

Darkness Within ... Outshine

Like Thunder ... Panjoma

Vanishing Dots ... Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Fragile ... The Caughtery

Gratification ... Paul Manchin *

Creatures ... Ellevator *

My Sunshine ... The Rosie Varela Project

Rock Bottom ... Emme *

Trash Bag ... Deanna Petcoff *

Copy Cat ... No Frills *

Prophets on Hold ... Belle and Sebastian 

Bear the Cold ... Mitch Davis *

Westward Again ... Hellenica *

Come Out of the Cold ... London Plane

Thanks for listening! Stay safe.

If you have not donated but wish to be entered into the draw for one of the electric assist bikes or festival package (full details on our website) you can do so by going to

(Tell them Ruby Slippers sent you! 💖)

*Cancon, Baby

Friday, 20 May 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio May 20 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Thanks for supporting the show during the membership drive. 

I so appreciate you listening each and every week and for those who could donate, the money will be used wisely to keep this station strong!

So here's the playlist for this week.

Stand On The Horizon ... Franz Ferdinand

Future Radio ... Circuit3

Stevie ... Warpaint

Out Your Mind ... Angelique Francis *

Another Dead Rock Star ... Jerry Leger *

(Part One of the interview with Melanie and Jerry)

Burchell Lake ... Jerry Leger *

(Part Two of the interview with Melanie and Jerry)

Have You Ever Been Happy ... Jerry Leger *

Slow ... black midi

All This Death Is Killing Me ... Pink Mountaintops *

Cheap Damage Control ... The Poor Choices *

Afterlife ... Beauty in Chaos

I Think I Love You ... Osaka Popstar

Thanks for listening

Stay safe!


Friday, 13 May 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Membership show May 13 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

It's our spring membership show! 

There lots to think about and great music to boot! 

Donations to keep this station (and Ruby Slippers) barrelling along for the next 35 years can be made at or by phone at 416-946-7800 (toll free 1-888-204-8976) (There is info on the website if a cheque is your jam)

So here we go. Enjoy and thanks for listening

Over the Rainbow ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Every One's a Winner ... Ty Segal

Where Evil Grows ... The Zolas *

Psychic Alien ... Magic Wands *

Tom's Diner ... AnnenMayKantereit & Giant Rooks (intro by our very own Melanie)

Not Today ... Partner *

Progression ... Church of Trees *

Tough Times /The Hard Years ... GODDO *

Superstition ... Julian Taylor Band *

Waited All Night ... Hewson Grey *

Twisted Cord ... Caulbearers

Baby Velveteen ... Deanne Faye *

Love Is The Answer ... Todd Rundgren

Channel Ridge ... Graham Van Pelt *

That's it, that's all.

Thanks for your support.

Stay safe


Friday, 6 May 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio May 6 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody! 


But in the meantime, here is this week's playlist.

Room At The Top ... Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Keep On Breathin  ...Cancer Bats *

Enemy of My Enemy ... All Them Witches

Lost In Spaces ... The Projectors *

darkness At The Heart of My Love ... Ghost

Height of the Feeling ... Patrick Watson *

Larger Than Life ... We Should've Been Plumbers *

Save The Bees  ... No Frills *

Chemtrails ... Easy Tiger *

Memoire ... Good Fortune *

September ... Mary Lou Sicoly *

When We First Met ...Fresh Breath *

Not Today ... Partner *

Flyin (like a fast train) ... Kurt Vile

Night Gnomes ... Psychedelic Porn Crumpets 

frog song (extro) ...fairies

Thanks for listening'

Stay safe


Thursday, 28 April 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio April 29 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Here is the playlist for this week.

Still Alive and Well ...Sass Jordan *

Lord of Chaos ...Killing Joke

Shadowland ...Wolf

Everything is Simple ... Widowspeak

Burn the Witch (Radiohead cover) ... 5th PROJEKT *

The Snake ... The Pink Fairies

Take It ... In/Vertigo *

Kisses In Chrome ... Strange Advance*

Stand Back ... The Foreign Resort

A Galaxy of Stars (remix) ... Beta One ft. locul *

CANDU ... The Rural Alberta Advantage *

All My Pretty Dresses ... Destroyer *

What's A Used One Worth ... SUGARFUNGUS *

Changes ... Adrian House *

I Don't Wanna Get Over You ... Deanna Petcoff *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe.

If you wish to donate to this show to  keep independent music on the radio, please go to and tell them Ruby Slippers sent you to be entered into a draw for awesome prizes.


Thursday, 21 April 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio April 22 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody.

First of all, sorry for forgetting to post last week's playlist until Saturday. Oops. 

Let's just chalk it up to COVID brain. It has been posted now for anyone looking for it while listening to that show in archive or on Mixcloud.

So here is this week's offering. Oodles of new stuff.

It's Getting Late ... Paul McEwan *

Bright Black ... London Plane

Relentless ... PUP *

No More Mr. Nice Guy ... Udo Lindenberg with Alice Cooper (Melanie's pick of the week)

Watcher In The Sky ... Ghost

Alchemy ... Caveat *

Face With Grey Eyes ... Strange Advance * 

Lonely Fans ... Common Deer *

Way Down ... Dear Rouge *

Be By Your Side ... Pillow Queens *

The Wheel ... Black Rose Burning

Hannah ... Parabola West

When The World Comes Apart ... Gary Numan

That's it for now!

 Please consider what you would like to listen to for the upcoming membership drive show in May and send an email to

Stay safe and thanks for listening


Saturday, 16 April 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio April 15 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Thanks for joining me on this long weekend. 

Just for you, a whole boatload of new tracks by amazing artists!

Sleeves Off ... Voivod *

River Run ... No Captains

Wold Domination ... Lynx Dean*

Stars and Sons ... Nation of Language

Deep Scars ... Melted Wings *

Idol Time ... e *

New Threads ... Monowhales *

Perfect Day ... Strange Advance*

Nostalgia Void (Kanga remix) ... Bootblacks

Tintoretto It's for You ... Destroyer *

Man On The Radio ... Danny Marks *

Kill It With Kindness ... Jerry Leger*

Victim of Circumstance ... Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Evil Eye ... Franz Ferdinand

(It's A Kind of) Magic ... Apricity ft. Sticks n Stone and Yon Simon *

Be safe and see you soon


Friday, 8 April 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio April 8 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody,


This one is pretty cool. 


Free In Exile ... Paradise *

Punk Two ... Like A Motorcycle *

Compromise ... Mean Red Spiders *

Demento ... Pink Acid Wash *

Ballytransnational .... Telefis

The Girls of LA ... Weimar

Fluctuations ... Rodney Cromwell

Outsider ... Kavinsky

Dream Rats ... No Joy *

Under The Blue of the Moon ... Clean Anais *

Beeswax ... Long Range Hustle *

Fault Line ... The Rosie Varela Project

Patience Inc ... Caroline Loveglow

Traveling Light ... Bootblacks

Splinter ... Gary Numan

Thanks for listening

See ya next week

Stay safe


Thursday, 31 March 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio April 1 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody!

Welcome to another month of Ruby Slippers. 

No April fooling  here but I would be fibbing if I didn't warn you that it is a weird one.

The Hard Years ... Goddo * (a request from last week)

Blinding Darkness ... Abandoned Souls *

The Ostrich ... Bad Pop*

For What It's Worth ... The Boss Hoss * (Neil Young/Buffalo Springfield) intro by Melanie

Prayer for Mother Earth ft. Bif Naked ....Toronto Tabla Ensemble *

Limb  from Limb ... Encephalon *

I'm There .... Carole Pope *

He Is Not ... GGGOLDDD

A New Romance ... What About Bob * (dedicated to the band)

Crash ... Ava Vox

The Glitter and The Glue ... KEELEY

Microscope ... Frankie and the Witch Fingers

Everything at Once Forever ... The Academy of Sun

Pieces ... Her Motives Are Silent *

Ecdysis (extro) ... Astral Bell *

Thanks to listening.

Stay safe


Thursday, 24 March 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Mar 25 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Here is this week's list. 

I am sorry I couldn't fulfill the second half of last week's request but will try and make it up to the listener next week.


The High Priest ... Woodhawk *

Past Crimes ... Dali Van Gogh *

A Million Miles Away ... Arrows to Fire

Tainted Love ... Ava Vox

Dance With Me ... e *

Don't Point Your Finger at the Guitar Man ... Nine Below Zero

(Interview Part 1 with Dennis Greaves and Melanie Poel)

Egg on My Face ... Nine Below Zero

(Interview Part 2 with Dennis Greaves and Melanie Poel)

Ter Wit Ter Woo ... Nine Below Zero

A Bullet in Tomorrow ... Neon Bloom *

Miracle (Miracle of Love) ... Benjamin Russell *

Fall Apart ... Jeremy Voltz * 

The Night The Carousel Burned Down ... Kasim Sultan

Never O'Clock (extro) ... KEELEY 

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


The link for the CIMVA is here:

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Mar 18 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody

This week starts, well, more like the show used to be.

Maybe time to shake off the winter and roar back into life.


Long Live Rock and Roll ... Lynx *

Too Cocky ... Turbo Lovers

Up To You ... Toque *

NPD ... Did You Die *

Save For No Future ... Ex Norwegian

Continentals ... Glamatron *

Only Lonely ... Actors *

Time ... Monique Barry *

Stay ... Jordana of Earth *

Silver Into Rain ... Luna Li *

Tough Times ... Goddo *

Dissolve ... Basement Revolver *

Hold Still ... Otzi

Adorn ... You'll Never Get To Heaven *

People Are Strange (Doors cover) ... The Dead South *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Monday, 14 March 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Mar 11 2022

Hey hey everybody

Today's playlist speaks for itself.

We Need ... Telefis

Down In It ...Nine Inch Nails

Eiszeit (Ice Age) ... Peter Maffay (Melanie's pick for the week)

Sure of It ... The High Loves *

Live Another Day Revisited ... Ancient Relic *

Sometimes Sometimes ... Shout Out Louds

This House Is On Fire ... Broken Social Scene *

The Fox In The Snow ... Ora The Molecule

Home To Myself ... Danah-Lee *

Rage On, Apolitical ... Apples *

Bolero ... Les Louanges *

Fortune ... Fjord Mustang *

The Crystal Lake ... Piroshka 

Smile ... Gabby Young and Other Animals

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe


The Ancient Relic bandcamp link for fundraising for the Red Cross is here:

Friday, 4 March 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Mar 4 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody.

Here is this week's playlist

Synchro Anarchy ... Voivod *

The Labyrinth ... 5th Projekt *

She Waits By The Well ... Faith and the Muse

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman ... Douglas Von Irvin *

Love Reaches Out ... A Place To Bury Strangers

Waiting for the Sunrise ... Death Cab For Cutie

Ruby Soho ... Cindy Caron *

Not Quite Sure ... AmyJo Doh and the Spangles

Guns Away ... Village Manor *

Queen of the Underground ... Just A Season *

La Fusee du Chagrin ... Elephant Stone *

Stubborn Heart ... Wild Rivers *

Middle Earth ... Whitehorse *

Song Of Hope ... Dream Aria * 

Don't Know Why ... Ghostly Kisses *

Runaway (extro) ... Beach House

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Friday, 25 February 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Feb 25 2022 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody,

Here it is, the last show for February. 

Sweeter Than Honey ... Sticks N Stones *

High Tide ... Sandness

On The Radio ... Spoon

Tonight We Fly ... The Divine Comedy

Old Man (Neil Young cover) ... Lizz Wright* (Melanie's pick)

The Way Through A Bird's Love ... TRAITRS *

Atmosphere ... The Sea At Midnight

Live With It ... Omhouse *

Billboard ...Mike Legere *

Real Thing ... Bree Whitworth *

A Good Thing (Strange Ones remix) ... Monica Richards

Brave Obsession ... Faeya *

Fighting Bulls ... Another Sky 

Stairway to Heaven (live at the Kennedy Centre) ... HEART *

(Link to the Youtube performance, watch Robert Plant's reaction.

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 17 February 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Feb 18 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody

Here it this week's playlist.

***Please note, I will NOT  be on social media this week. Family time! See y'all next week.***

White Light White Heat ... Thee Wylde Oscars

Total Love ... Teenage Head *

The Hardest Cut ... Spoon

Just A Little (rOb PreuSS remix) ... Church of Trees *

No Classification .... Maylee Todd *

Artificial Light ... Retrograth

Butterfly ... Blue Hawaii *

Think I'm Going Crazy Over You ... Paragon Cause *

Instrument of Love ... Wave of Terror *

I Can't Wait ... The Sea At Midnight *

Amateur Hour ... EELS

CTRL.... Monowhales *

Don't Break My Heart ... Roxanne *

Alive ... Dope Sagittarius

Synthwave Retrospective ... Silent Cure

Clay (extro) ... Ghostly Kisses *

Thanks for listening and stay safe

*Cancon, baby

Friday, 11 February 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Feb 11 2022 (not a Valentine's show) 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody

Here we are again, the week of hearts and flowers. 

I vowed not to do the usual lovey dovey show, but as happens when you get going a pile of tracks just migrated into the list demanding to be heard.

I think there is enough of the more rockin' (and rollin') stuff to provide something for everyone.

You be the judge.

So take it away, Todd.

Flesh and Blood ... Todd Rundgren (continuing on the new year's resolution to celebrate this guy)

Pressure Off ... Duran Duran ft. Janelle Monae and Nile Rodgers 

I Wanna be Your Girlfriend ... Slave to the Square Wave *

Heart ... The Weather Station *

Someone To Love ... Mark Tara *

Tortoise Song ... Roy's Bag *

You Cant' Let go ... The Picturebooks ft. Chrissie Hynde

Bones ... Chris Ronald *

Can't Get You Out of My Mind ... The Flaming Lips

Personal Jesus ... Rae Billing

Glory of Love ... Moonlight Desires *

Love is The Drug ... Hewson Grey * (live)

In2 The Arms of Love ... Jupiter in Velvet

I Was Made for Lovin' You ....KISS

OK so it was a Valentine's show after all.😉

Thanks for listening

Stay safe



Thursday, 3 February 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Feb 4 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody,

Quite a week, all told. 

Thank the good Lord for music, right? So here it is.

Hurt By Love ... Chris Spedding

Drowning Man ... Duran Duran

Ghostbusters ... Ray Parker Jr.

Believe It Or Not ... Church of Trees *

Inverted World ... Introduce Wolves *

My Most Beautiful Mistake ... Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Drive ... Justine Tyrell *

Last Forever ... Mad Ones*

Do The 95 ... Broken Social Scene *

Waiting on Standby ... 1971*

Rope ... Foo Fighters

Bones ... Roy's Bag *

The Betrayal of Joshua Kynde ... Jethro Tull

Theme song for WKRP ... Tom Wells

The Untouchable Number .... Brad Barr *

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe 


Thursday, 27 January 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Jan 28 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist. 

All over the map this week, instrumentals, gently lullabies, silliness, and TODD!

It doesn't get any better than that.

Johnny ... Basement Revolver *

Roads ... Billy Moon *

PTSD ... Jenn Vix *

Thin Line ... Greyhound George Band (Melanie's pick)

Rebel Yell ... the one, the only Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine

Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) ... Phil Levy *

Bring Me To The Light ... Faeya *

Dead Things Shake ... Sabbatical *

Black Rain ... Richard Evans

Leave Life Alone ... Land of Talk *

The Springs ... Star Rovers 

DYOT ... TV Freaks *

Rolling Down To Old Maui ... Todd Rundgren

Cinco de Mayo ... Dizzy Spells *

Monster ... The Magnettes

(Open format music for all)

Thanks for listening. Stay safe.


Thursday, 20 January 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Jan 21 2022 7-8 pm


 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist for this week.

Windmills ... Cameronoise *

How To Paint Clouds... Absolutely Free *

Mister Imperator (Maurice and Charles remix) ... Telefis

Raum des Schweigens (Sound of Silence) ... Art Garfunkel Jr and Sr (Melanie's pick)

Acorn Factory ... The Dodos

Hide Me In Your Rocketship ... Big Tide

Oceans ... The Sea At Midnight

Scream Quietly ... Revolution Above Disorder *

An Anthme For The Strange ... Black Rose Burning

Tell Me ... Spectres *

Dangerous ... Leathers *

Blue Sunshine ... Ghost Twin *

Baby Velveteen ... Deanna Faye *

Boats In A Dry Dock ... Polite Society *

Thanks for listening

Stay safe


Thursday, 13 January 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio Jan 14 2022 7-8 pm

 Hey hey everybody!

Here's the playlist this week. 

Some truly epic tracks are included so just sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.

You Were On My Mind ... White Ash Falls *

So Ready (To Party Again) ... Sazerac Swingers * (Canadian by virtue of the vocalist)

It's OK To Be Beautiful ... Eric & The Soo  * (new direction for this band)

Devil In A Dream Part 2 ... MAKAR

Cover Me ... Act of Nature *

Ghost of Guilt ... Derev* (EPIC)

Progression ... Church of Trees (new!)

Fate ... Todd Rundgren (we all need more Todd)

Born To Win ... Beams *

Loner ... The Beaches *

Look What You've Done ... Keegan Chambers *

Ash Palace ... Headless Nameless *

All Along The Watch Tower ...  Afterhere (still my favorite version)

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe, my friends.


Thursday, 6 January 2022

Ruby Slippers Radio January 7 2022 7-8 pm


Hey hey everybody!

Here we go around the sun again. So glad you could join me on the next leg of the journey!

Courage ... Todd Rundgren

Fire It Up ... Thunderor *

Take My Home ... Tombstones In Their Eyes

Down ... St. Vincent

Shades of Blue ... Archaics *

Troubled Mind ft. Dan Mangan ... The Fretless *

Outcast ... Twin Flames *

The Crying ... Kramer

Safe Here ... LP

Like Driftwood ... Wolfhounds

Sunflower Are You There ... Dizzy *

Bystand ... Dresser *

Plant Life ... Parquet Courts

In The Garden Defeated ... Roy *

Sunshine Superman (extro) ... Donovan

Thanks for listening.

Stay safe