Saturday, August 14, 2004

on the air - show #6

Last radio show of the summer run, ending on an up note. Only one tech snafu (open a CD player in the middle of a tune), a few requests, and no dopeyness on the drive back. Once again, Friday the 13th proves a good day.

Mean Mean Man - Wanda Jackson
Opening rave-up tune.

Walk On By - Isaac Hayes
Cool It - Wayne McGhie & The Sounds of Joy
Can You Get To That - Funkadelic

Still needed to get myself organized, so I threw on the longest track I had with me. Also noticed I was in manic DJ mode, talking louder, deeper and more "frantic" than usual...and having a ball.

Coolest Little Monster - John Zacherle
Night Of Fear - The Move
Drivin' Nails In My Coffin - Ernest Tubb
Yummy Yummy Yummy - Julie London

The "Friday the 13th" related set. Attempted Count Floyd imitation after the Julie London track. True, it doesn't have any fear-related elements in the title (the stretch I used to include the Tubb track)'s scary in a different manner.

Harry Irene - Captain Beefheart
A Good Flying Day - The Sadies
When You're Next To Me - Mitch and Mickey
Kaze Wo Atsumete - Happy End
Hully Gully Fever - Rudy Ray Moore
I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos

Mixed bag to end hour one. Happy End was accidentally ejected near the end of the song, prompting a quick switch to the Moore track.

It's My Pride - The Evaporators
Hour two kicked off with this revved cover of an early Guess Who garage-rocker.

Just In Case You Wonder - The Ugly Ducklings
Looking At You (A2 version) - MC5
I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - Four Of Us
Friday At The Hideout - The Underdogs
Frenzy -The Fugs
Mr. Pharmacist - The Other Half

60s rock set, leaning towards garage rock for most of it.

Get A Bloomin' Move On - Quincy Jones
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Mississauga Goddam - The Hidden Cameras
La La La - St. Etienne
If I'm Gonna Sink (I Might As Well Go To The Bottom) - Neko Case

Mid-hour mixed bag of covers, new music and old film soundtracks.

Song Of Beads - Beverley Glenn-Copeland
Magic People - The Paupers
Madame Bertrand - Robert Charlebois et Mouffe
Mexico - Les Merseys
Past Is Past - The Dishrags
Terminal Twilight - Martha & The Muffins

Can-Con catch-up time.

Zydeco Express - C.J. Chenier
Make It Easy On Yourself - Burt Bacharach
Stuff Up The Cracks (vinyl version) - Mothers of Invention
The Dog Breath Variations - Mothers of Invention

As I was preparing to start packing up, the request line lit up like mad. Results: the Chenier and Mothers tracks, along with extending the show past 1 AM. Final proof a few insomniacs were listening.

Karma Police - Radiohead
Ended the show with this, since it's been floating in my head for the past few weeks - not sure why. Maybe I was losing myself on the air, though in a fun way.

And so ends this summer's resurrection as a DJ with an ongoing show. I've been given several offers to continue on, but I suspect I'll have a busy fall and do't want to drive out there all the time in the winter (one of the risks of locking myself into a full-time gig an hour from homebase). Still, when time permits, I'll check out to see if I can do the occasional fill-in, maybe work out a similar arrangement next summer.

If you'd like to sample CFRU's programs, go here...but wait until after the Olympics, due to licensing issues with the BBC.

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