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Radiosaurus: February 6, 2011

February 16, 2011

Ah, Saturday night… streets are quiet, house parties are raging, clubs are hoppin’, snow is gently falling, and Radiosaurus is assaulting the FM dial. Here’s the playlist:

Hour 1 – Beat It


Kids of 88 - Just a Little Bit

The Go! Team – Get It Together – Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Humans – Bike Home – Avec Mes Mecs
Junior Boys – The Equalizer – So This Is Goodbye
Jenocide -Countless – Knee Deep
Kids of 88 – SQRL – Just a Little Bit
Chromeo – When The Night Falls – Business Casual
Fenech-Soler – Lies – Fenech-Soler
Coconut Records – Nighttiming – Nighttiming
WhoMadeWho – Keep Me In My Plane – The Plot
VHS or Beta – We Could Be One –  Bring On The Comets
The Naked and Famous – Girls Like You – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Kid Koala – Stompin’ At Le Savoi – Some Of My Best Friends Are DJ’s
Electricity For Everybody! – Drinking From The Swimming Pools – This Was The Future
How To Dress Well – Lover’s Start – Love Remains


Hour 2 – Alt-Rock Breakdown


The Go! Team - Rolling Blackouts

Lipsync Karaoke – Deader Than Heaven – No Don’t Stop
The New Pornographers – Moves – Together
Zola Jesus – Tower – Valusia
The Rural Alberta Advantage – Under The Knife – Departing
Cage The Elephant – Shake Me Down – Thank You Happy Birthday
Wild Nothing – Your Rabbit Feet – Golden Haze
Born Rufians – Badonkadonkey – Red, Yellow & Blue
Wanda Jackson – You Know I’m No Good – The Party Ain’t Over
The Go! Team – Bust-Out Brigade – Rolling Blackout
Local Natives – Stranger Things – Gorilla Manor
The Decemberists – This Is Why We Fight – The King Is Dead
Land Of Talk – Death By Fire – Some Are Lakes


Hour 3 – Folkalicious


Dolorean - The Unfazed

Annie Nolan – Once In A While – To Be Kind
Dolorean – Sweet Boy – The Unfazed
Paige Woodbury – North  – North
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk – Who’s To Know – Stories From Home
Folk Thief – Heart Beats – Love, Heartache and Oblivion
Lynn Jackson – Picture of You – Coming Down
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – No Coins – And Now We Sing
People In The Future Recording Co. – Staring At The Sun – Staring At The Sun
Mumford and Sons – Winter Winds – Sigh No More
City and Colour – Constant Knot – Bring Me Your Love
Oliver Swain – Cactus Land – In a Big Machine
Shane Philip – Life, Love, Music – Life, Love, Music


Hour 4 – Morning Blend


Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean

Iron and Wine – Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me – Kiss Each Other Clean
Gregory and the Hawk – Leaves – Leche
Ohbijou – Memoriam – Beacons
Villagers – Becoming a Jackal – Becoming a Jackal
Noah and the Whale – Give a Little Love
Liam Singer – Cross Bones Style – Dislocatia
Jonsi – Around Us – Go
Cris Derksen – Pow.Wow.Wow – The Cusp
Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans – Up All Night – The Falcon Lake Incident
Dark Dark Dark – Daydreaming – Wild Go
Bop Ensemble – Husbands & Wives – Between Trains
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home – Up From Below


And about this time, I went home to sleep the day away. Thanks for tuning in, and as always, I would love to hear your comments. Like what I’m playing? Don’t like it? Want to see the format change? Want more dinosaur-based spoken word? Let’s hear it!


Radiosaurus – January 30, 2011

February 16, 2011

After a fresh first hour, I had to resort to repeats… but here’s the playlist for the action-packed first hour of awesome:


The Decemberists - The King Is Dead

Mother Mother – Burning Pile – O My Heart
Bigger Fish Than Guns –  The Day – The Spoken Sea
The Dears – Money Babies – Missiles
The Decemberists – Down By The Water –  The King Is Dead
The Meligrove Band – Planets Conspire – Planets Conspire
Chikita Violenta – Roni – Tre3s
Darwin Deez – Constellations – Darwin Deez
The Decemberists – Down By The Water – The King Is Dead
Wanda Jackson ft. Jack White – Thunder On The Mountain
Jordan Klassen – The Most Bored David Jules Ever Got – Tempest & Winter
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk – Speak To Me – Stories From Home
Bop Ensemble – California Dreamin’ – Between Trains
Luke Doucet – Judy Garland – Outlaws
Annie Nolan – March 6th – To Be Kind


Thanks for your support. Until next time… Radiosaurus out.

Radiosaurus – January 23, 2011

January 27, 2011

Another week has passed since the extinction of the dinosaurs, which means that I have another playlist for you:

Hour 1&2: (Mostly) Canadian Mix Up

Wool on Wolves - Grey Matter

The Sadies – 10 More Songs – Darker Circles
Karkwa – Les Enfants De Bayrouth – Les Chemins De Verre
The Meligrove Band – Feversleep – Planets Conspire
Tegan & Sara – Arrow – Sainthood
Broken Social Scene – World Sick – Forgiveness Rock Record
The Hopethorns – Coral Sea – EP
Wool on Wolves – G-ARP – Grey Matter
Sparrow – The Quiet Revelation – The New Pastoral
Dan Mangan – Some People – Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Belle & Sebastian – The Ghost of Rockschool – Write About Love
Church of the Very Bright Lights – Washes Over – Gang Crimes
The Besnard Lakes – The Lonely Moan – The Besnard Lakes are the Roaring Night

The Town Pants - Shore Leave

The Sam Katz Big Band – Hey Sweet Mama – Little Whore Records Presents 30 bands you’ve never heard of … and probably never will again
The Order of Good Cheer – Shake it shirtless – Monta Tanto
Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago
The Town Pants – Death Feels Like Me Today –  Shore Leave
Women – Eyesore – Public Strain
The Dyeing Merchants – The Watering – The Dyeing Merchants
Jordan Klassen – Ask Me Not, Astronaut – Tempest & Winter
Lauren Mann & The Fairly Odd Folk – Who’s To Know – Stories From Home
Paige Woodbury – North – North
Kendl Winter – Sharp Stones Into The Sea – Apple Core

Hour 3 – Good Old Folk.

The Bop Ensemble - Between Trains

Bop Ensemble – Buckets of Rain – Between Trains
Gregory and the Hawk – Soulgazing – Leche
Ohbijou – We Lovers – Beacons
Liam Singer – Winter Weeds – Dislocatia
Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party – Six Hundred Feet – Red Door 2nd Floor
Dave Phillips – Gravestone – ‘1887-1905′
The Mountains & The Trees – Fear of Ghosts – I Made This For You
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova – Once – Once: Music from the Motion Picture
Cloud Control – My Fear #2 – Bliss Release
Fistful of Mercy – I Don’t Want to Waste Your Time
Robert Larisey – Wishful Thinking – Nights Take Forever
J.R. Shore – Conversos – Talkin’ On A Bus

Hour 4 – Extended Plays

Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Massacree
Islands – Vertigo – Arm’s Way
Sufjan Stevens – Impossible Soul – The Age of Adz

I must say, I never thought I would play Alice’s Restaurant on the radio, nor did I think I would fill an hour with three songs. I guess I surprise even myself sometimes! As an interesting segway, apparently the Montreal-based Islands have worked with Jim Guthrie, who is Arlo’s nephew. Small world, eh?

As always, thanks for listening, and tune in again next week to have your mind blown.

Radiosaurus – January 2nd, 2011

January 19, 2011

Happy New Year, internet! Woohoo! 2011!

In my infinite wisdom, I have had this post saved as a draft for the last two weeks. Finally, here it is, released for the world to see: The January second Radiosaurus playlist. Roar.

Run D.M.C - Raising Hell


Hour One: Kick it Old School

Beastie Boys – Ch-Check it Out – To The 5 Boroughs
Kool & The Gang – Hollywood Swinging – Hollywood Swinging
Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock – It Takes Two – It Takes Two
Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – The Breaks
Run D.M.C. – It’s Tricky – Raising Hell
Naughty By Nature – O.P.P. – Naughty By Nature
Nice and Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow – Ain’t a Damn Thing Changed
Wreckx-N-Effect – Rump Shaker – Hard or Smooth
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – The Crossroads – E 1999 Eternal
Mos Def – Ghetto Rock – The New Danger
Maestro Fresh Wes – Backbone Slide – Symphony in Effect

Woodhands - Remorsecapade


Hour Two – Some of 2010’s Best Albums!

Arcade Fire – We Used to Wait – The Suburbs
Woodhands – CP24 – Remorsecapade
Yeasayer – Ambling Alp – Odd Blood
Deerhunter – He Would Have Laughed – Halycon Digest
Jonsi – Go Do – Go
Royksopp – The Alcoholic – Senior
Jim Bryson and the Weakerthans – Constellation – The Falcon Lake Incident
Woodpigeon – …And as the Ship Went Down, You’d Never Looked Finer – Die Stadt Muzikanten
Four Tet – Reversing – There Is Love In You
Kanye West – POWER – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The Naked and Famous – Young Blood – Passive Me, Aggresive You

David Vertesi - Cardiography


Hour Three – Folk Folk Folk

Ben Sures – Used To Have a Raygun – Field Guide To Lonliness
Sharron Kraus – Two Brothers – The Woody Nightshade
Kevin Walker – Skin And Bones – Gungo
Carl Hauck – WinDJammer – WinDJammer
Dave Phillips – Rain Falls – ‘1887-1905’
Joanna Newsom – Colleen – Joanna Newsom and the YS Street Band
David Vertesi – Gentlemen Say – Cardiography
The Breakmen – Show Me An Angel – Heartwood
The Great Lake Swimmers – Palmistry – Lost Channels
Domestic Crisis Group – The Breaks – Two Tired Hearts
The Mountains and the Trees – More & More & More – I Made This For You
Will White – Her Soul It Does Not Fade – Rise Above

Zola Jesus - Valusia


Hour Four – Morning Melting Pot

The Besnard Lakes – Light Up The Night – The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night
Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks – Veckatimest
Pancho-San – Looking Into The Light –  Oh, Mellow Melody
PS I Love You – CBEZ – Meet Me At The Muster Station
Wild Nothing – Golden Haze – Golden Haze
Here We Go Magic – Collector – Pigeons
The Hidden Cameras – AWOO – AWOO
Art School – Prairie Rose – The Suitcase EP
Pavement – Folk Jam – Terror Twilight
How To Dress Well – Ready For The World – Love Remains
Zola Jesus – Poor Animal – Valusia
Yann Tiersen – Chapter 19 – Dust Lane

Thanks also go out to everyone who called in to chat about the New Year with me. There are some great ambitious resolutions out there, including to finish writing a novel, hike the West Coast Trail, and the classic daily workout routine. Hopefully I can hit my goal of becoming a banjo virtuoso. If nothing else, I got engaged, and I’m pretty excited about where that will lead me this year!

Thanks for listening. May the power of many Tyrannosaurs guide you always.

Radiosaurus – Episode Fourteen

December 20, 2010

Fourteen… wow. Looks like Radiosaurus is on its way through puberty! Thanks to Jack Fowler, a friend and fellow engineering student, for joining me this week. Now check out another week’s list of listenables.

J+J+J - High Voltage Feast is Almost Here

Hour one – And the beat goes BOOM HA


Daft Punk – Tron Legacy Theme – Tron Legacy Soundtrack
Humans – Witness – Avec Mes Mecs
Sebastien Tellier – Sexual Sportswear – Sexuality
Basement Jaxx – My Turn – Scars
J+J+J – Tiny Voice – High Voltage Feast Is Almost Here
Birdy Nam Nam – Too Much Skunk Tonight – Birdy Nam Nam
MGMT – We Don’t Care – Climbing to New Lows
MSTRKRFT – She’s Good For Business – The Looks
Royksopp – The Fear – Senior
Aphex Twins – Windowlicker – Windowlicker EP **
David Guetta ft Kid Cudi – Memories  – One Love *

The Dead Western Plains

Hour Two – Alt Rock Extravaganza


The Naked and Famous – Eyes – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Sufjan Stevens – Too Much – The Age of Adz
Malajube – Ursuline – Labyrinthes
The Dead Western Plains – ALTA – The Dead Western Plains
Pete Meadows – No, Tell Me – Existension
Wet & Reckless – Tear it Up – Tracy Shedd
The White Stripes – My Doorbell – Get Behind Me, Satan *
The Black Keys – Ten Cent Pistol – Brothers
The Latenite Hotels – Nobody – Explosive Archives: Calgary Live Music, Vol. 1
The Burning Hotels – Stuck in the Middle – Bandslam Soundtrack *

Jonathan Richman - Moon Queen of Night on Earth

Hour Three – Acoustic Adventures


Cat Power – I Found a reason – The Covers Record *
Sparrow – Two More Messages Sent – The New Pastoral
Rae Spoon – Bones In a Museum – Superioryouareinferior
Band of Horses – I Go To The Barn Because I Like The – Everything All The Time
Hawksley Workman – The Ground We Stand On – Meat
Johnathan Richman – I Was the One She Came For – Moon Queen of Night on Earth
Bob Dylan – License to Kill – Real Live *
Al Tuck – One Day The Warner – All Time Favourites
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Up From Below – Up From Below
Cris Derksen – Hindsight 20/20 – The Cusp
OneRepublic – Secrets – Waking Up *
Joal Kamps – Take My World Apart – Sojourner
The Rolling Stones – Wild Horses – Sticky Fingers *

Jupe Jupe - Invaders

Hour Four – ADD Morning Mix


Winter Gloves – Use Your Lips – All Red
The Dudes – Turning All Red – Blood. Guts. Bruises. Cuts. *
Deerhoof – Believe E.S.P. – Friend Opportunity
Jupe Jupe – Saturday, a Lovely Day – Invaders *
Ghostkeeper – Baby Girl – Ghostkeeper
El Ten Eleven – Anxiety Is Cheap – It’s Still Like a Secret
Jail Weddings – When We’re Together (We Let Ourselves Go) – Love Is Lawless  *
Gregory and the Hawk – Olly, Olly, Oxen Free – Leche
Lipsync Karaoke – Birds Of a Feather – No Don’t Stop
Local Natives – Stranger Things – Gorilla Manor
Mariage Blanc – Whatever You Say I Am – Mariage Blanc *
(*) = Jack’s picks
(**) = By Request

Radiosaurus: Episode Thirteeeen

December 15, 2010

This week’s show was subject to some interesting moments, and a bit of creative abuse of the four-hour format; you may have tuned in during 15 minutes of experimental noise from Yankee Yankee during the local music hour, or The Avett Brothers’ extended track Four Thieves Gone, or perhaps Sufjan Stevens’ 25-minute epic from The Age of Adz. In all honesty, I might have to pull lengthy tracks more often! I think the current Radiosaurus time slot presents a rare opportunity to play such songs that won’t get played elsewhere.

Anyways, thanks for you interest once again, and please check out the playlist below! Remember that I am always open for questions, comments, and suggestions, so feel free to comment.

Royksopp - Senior

Hour One: Upbeat it

El Ten Eleven – Ian Maackaye Was Right – It’s Still Like a Secret
Royksopp – Tricky Two – Senior
Nitzer Ebb – Once You Say – Industrial Complex
Sleepover – Outside Glitter – The Sun
Kanye West – Gorgeous – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
P.O.S. (feat. Slug) – Bush-League-Psych-Out-Stuff – Audition
Why? – Song of The Sad Assassin – Alopecia
Winter Gloves – Invisible – About a Girl
The Hundred In The Hands – Dressed in Dresden – The Hundred in the hands
Gold Panda – Marriage – Lucky Shiner
Flying Lotus – Camera – Pattern + Grid World
Caribou – Found Out – Swim

Jordan Klassen - St. Brigid EP

Hour Two: Local Palooza

SoulFrost – Raze – Abdicate EP
Freedom Sound – Jail Braille – “Now WIth More Music” Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM
Clea Roddick – Astronomy – Songs of The Year Vol. 1
Jordan Klassen – In Bodrum – St. Brigid EP
Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk – Lost In The Sound – Stories From Home
Haggard Beat – Alabama Hound – “Now WIth More Music” Live Sessions From CJSW 90.9 FM
Yankee Yankee – Shooting Star – Resting Star
Church Of The Very Bright Lights – Bone – Gang Crimes
Women – Locust Valley – Public Strain
Thunder Equals Lava – Thunderwoman – Thunder Equals Lava
Tree – EK! – Water-Colour Crayon

Cris Derksen - The Cusp

Hour Three: Folk

The Avett Brothers – Four Thieves Gone – Four Thieves Gone
Joel Plaskett – On, On, On – Three
Cris Derksen – Snakes & Ladders – The Cusp
Owen Pallett – Oh Heartland, Up Yours! – Heartland
Aloha Supreme – Bobcat – Christine Bougie
Brasstronaut – Six Toes – Mt. Chimaera
Olenka & The Autumn Lovers –  Go – And Now We Sing
The Mountains & The Trees –  Up & Down – I Made This For You
Domestic Crisis Group – The Distance – Two Tired Hearts
Plants and Animals – Early in the Morning – Parc Avenue

Liam Singer - Dislocatia

Hour Four: One Randomday Morning

Land Of Talk – It’s Okay – Some Are Lakes
Lake Vernon Drowning – This Spring – Man Of Leisure Man Of War
Go For The Eyes – Tambourine – Go For The Eyes
Sufjan Stevens – Impossible Soul – The Age Of Adz
Moondoggies – Lead Me On – Tidelands
Liam Singer – Winter Weeds – Dislocatia
Cloud Control – Hollow Drums – Bliss Release
Woodpigeon – Morningside – Die Stadt Muzikanten

Radiosaurus: Episode Twelve

December 2, 2010

Another successful episode this weekend. If you tuned in or read last week’s playlist post, you’ll know that I had a special guest once again. Mike Tod, the host of Mind Folk’d on CJSW (Thursdays from 10-11 am) and my long-time friend, teamed up with me to put on an excellent performance. We even spun an hour of completely vinyl picks from the CJSW library. Check out the playlist below!

PS – Twelve is a weird word.

El Ten Eleven - It's Still Like a Secret

Hour 1: Saturday night, I feel the air is gettin’ hot

Girl Talk – Hold Up – Night Ripper
Crystal Castles – Empathy – Crystal Castles (II)
Geographer – Original Sin – Animal Shapes
Toro Y Moi – Low Shoulder – Causers of This
Chilly Gonzales – Smothered Mate – Ivory Tower
Royksopp – The Fear – Senior
El Ten Eleven – Marriage Is The New Going Steady – It’s Still Like a Secret
Woodhands – Pockets – Remorscapade
Islands – Vertigo – Arm’s Way

Yardbirds - Yardbirds

Hour 2: All Vinyl

Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen – Never mind the Bollocks
Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away – Pleasant Dreams
Yardbirds – Over Under Sideways Down – Yardbirds
Elton John & John Lennon – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – Elton John Band Featuring John Lennon and the muscle Shoals Horns
Bob Seger – Turn The Page – Live Bullet
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Pride and Joy – Live Alive
Bob Marley – No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley and the Wailers: Live!
Rod Stewart – Some Guys Have All the Luck – Camouflage
Muddy Waters – Gonna Need My Help – More Real Folk Blues
Johnny Cash – Four Feet High and Rising – Songs of Our Soil

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Hour 3: Double Folk Power Hours

Bob Dylan – It’s All right, Ma – Bringing it all back home
Dan Bern – Jerusalem – Dog Boy Van EP
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers – East End – And Now We Sing
The Avett Brothers – The Ballad of Love and Hate – Live Vol 3
The Brian Jonestown Massacre – The Ballad of Jim Jones
Villagers – Becoming A Jackal – Becoming a Jackal
The Ghost of A Sabertooth Tiger – Jardin de Luxembourg – Acoustic Sessions
The Swell Season – Love That Conquers – Strict Joy
Enoch Kent – 1913 Massacre – Take a Trip With Me
Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeros – Home
Noah and The Whale – 5 Years’ Time – Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down

Freeman Dre & The Kitchen Party - Red Door 2nd Floor

Thee Oh Sees – Block of Ice – The Master’s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In
Owen Pallett – E Is For Estranged – Heartland
Ohbijou – Black Ice – Beacons
Regina Spektor – Samson – Begin To Hope
Dan Reeder – Cowboy Song – Sweetheart
Dan Mangan – You Silly Git – Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Timbre Timbre – Demon Host – Timbre Timbre
Jerry Fels – No more love songs – Live in your bedroom
The Financial Group – Jesse James – Goldmining
Freeman Dre and the Kitchen Party – Funny Situation –  Red Door 2nd Floor
Jane Hawlea – Jambalaya on the Bayou
The White Stripes – Jambalaya on the Bayou

Thanks again for listening, all. Tune in again next week for another Radiosaurus adventure.