Apologies for the lack of updates on this blog. It was due to being sick back in Winter and I got bogged down ever since. As the regular blog is on a Summer break, what better way to post a brand new entry for the time being.
The August 15th show was a live two in a half hour edition. I was filling in for the Summer show at CKCU-FM. The Wild 10 Countdown was aired live as opposed to pre-recorded. For the second week at the top spot, Stars is number one as anticipation of the upcoming album, The North will be released on September 4th. New entries for this week are Kashka and Papermaps. Still going strong on the top 10 are Diamond Rings, Hannah Georgas, Crystal Castles and Purity Ring.
Also played on the show were new tracks from the likes of The Luyas, The Wilderness of Manitoba and Rah Rah. A bit of withdrawl from the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Here’s the top 10 and you can also listen to the radio show.
1. Backlines – Stars (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. The Void – Metric
6. Belispeak – Purity Ring
7. It Ain’t Over – Shad
8. We Didn’t Know – Fire X Fire
9. Inferior Ghost – Papermaps
10. Beautiful Distraction – Kashka
The August 15th playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
It’s a brand new month and a new season is upon us as people are returning to school and work. All the summer fun is ending. This week’s countdown has a new number one as September will have a lot of new album releases from the likes of Dan Mangan and Elliott Brood. Ohbijou is on top for the first week of September. The lone new entry is Hey Ocean’s brand new song, Make A New Dance Up.
Without further ado, here’s the top 10. Apology on the slight delay in entering the countdown summary.
It’s the last day of August and for the second week, Library Voices stays on top. Even though summer is not done yet. Summer of Lust, their second album is getting a lot of good reviews and plays from radio shows I listen to. The new entry this week happens to be Adaline. There were a few songs that were played differently for this week’s countdown.
Here’s the top 10.
Due to a delay in posting up this entry and the podcast, I got bogged down this week. To keep a bit short. A new number one on the countdown is Saskatchewan’s Library Voices with Generation Handclap. Making it to the top 5 is Feist’s How Come You Never Go There.
For the radio show, I continued with the Pop Montreal countdown, played my picks for Ottawa Folk Festival (they were Basia Bulat, Rural Alberta Advantage & The Wooden Sky) and the U2 Summer shoutout challenger. There’s another radio show I filled in was on Thursday afternoon. It was for Fundamentally Sound and with guest co-host, Kapri.
This week’s countdown was another rarity as it was aired live at CKCU-FM. Due to the unpredictability of going to air live and not pre-record had the new song by Feist being automatically entered to the countdown. It’s been getting a lot of plays since it was released on Friday. Her upcoming album, Metals is being anticipated.
Another new entry to countdown is Cuff The Duke. The top 4 songs are still at the same position for another week. Culture War by Arcade Fire is on the top spot for the 4th week. Taking a page from TRL, Culture War is being retired on the top spot. Expect a new number one song for next week.
On the radio show, there’s going to be a countdown to Pop Montreal as my show will be promoting the excellent festival in Montreal. It runs from September 21st to 25th. Also on the show was another Summer shoutout on picking out U2 songs.
For the Chinese music, I played another Cantonese version of Careless Whisper. This time, it’s by the late Anita Mui.
The playlist for the radio show is at this link. Don’t forget to listen to the radio show on the bottom of the entry.
Here’s the top 10;
1. Culture War – Arcade Fire. (4th week)
2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan
3. Niagara – Ohbijou
4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood
5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs
6. Generation Handclap (Kitchen Party Remix) – Library Voices
7. Flawless – Shad
8. How Come You Never Go There – Feist
9. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke
10. Den of Love – Hooded Fang
The August 17, 2011 Radio Show – Press play to listen.
Arcade Fire is still number one on the Wild 10 Countdown for the third week. There’s no change in from number two to four but those three songs are still getting popular and the album haven’t been released yet. The new entries are The Sheepdogs and Shad.
Radio Show (Summer Edition)
This week’s show consisted of shoutouts, dedications and long songs. Some were funny as I couldn’t stop chuckling with the way I picked the songs.
It was a last minute pick as I had extra time and I decided to play a Chinese version of Careless Whisper for Nat & Marie.
There were two bands I have forgotten to play, they were Data Romance and Teenage Kicks. As for Teenage Kicks, the album was available at CKCU-FM’s music library. I kept forgetting to play that rockin’ band.
To view what was played on the show, the playlist is at this link.
Here’s the top 10 list for August 10, 2011;
1. Culture War – Arcade Fire (3rd week)
2. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan
3. Niagara – Ohbijou
4. Northern Air – Elliott Brood
5. Generation Handclap – Library Voices
6. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs
7. What About Us – Handsome Furs
8. Flawless – Shad (New Entry)
9. ESP – Hooded Fang
10. I Don’t Know – The Sheepdogs (New Entry)
The full 2 hour radio show for August 10, 2011 – press play to listen
This week’s countdown has a new number one. Only two new entries as the Spring releases are getting interesting and the announcement of various music festival are generating a frenzy of excitement for Canadian music fans. Here’s the top 10.
1. Bad Ritual – Timber Timbre (1st Week at #1)
2. Sentimental Gentleman – Snailhouse (Going up)
3. Tell Me – Jill Barber (Falling down from the top spot)
4. I Feel You – Sam Roberts Band (Going up)
5. Stamp – The Rural Alberta Advantage (Going back up)
6. I Want The Lights On After Dark – Memphis (Going down)
No regular entry from my main blog for the time being. It’s the 2nd week of 2011 and so far, there were a lot of 2011 songs on the Wild 10 Countdown. This week’s countdown seemed to have a lot of bands from or now residing in Montreal. Of the bands from Montreals, they are The Luyas, Braids, Arcade Fire, Chromeo and Young Galaxy.
The remaining 2010 songs still on the countdown were Arcade Fire, Rebekah Higgs, and Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans.
For the time being, I am not going to list the top 10 as it’s already posted on the CKCU-FM playlist from the website. To check the playlist, the link is here.
Aside from the new number one for the January 12th edition, the interview with Rebekah Higgs was also aired on the radio show. It’s basically the “first” interview segment for 2011. She’s been getting some buzz on the music website as one of the songs from her Little Voice EP is available as free download. If you like her music, check her Bandcamp site at http://rebekahhiggs.bandcamp.com/.
As usual, I was joined by new co-host, Lauren. She’s still making a great effort at enjoying the new Canadian songs on the countdown and throughout the show.
Audio – Radio Show & Interview
The radio show – press play to listen.
The Rebekah Higgs interview – press play to listen or download it.
Ending off the week of November with glitches and a brand new number one. That’s right, Something Else by Diamond Rings bumped off Arcade Fire, who’s been on top for 5 weeks with Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). It’s fitting that John O of Diamond Rings ends with a November as he’s the X3 Artist of the Month. The countdown itself is still filled some tunes from Electronica musicians. Only one new entry enters the countdown, that’s The Mountains & The Trees as he’s getting plays on various shows on CKCU and CHUO. As December arrives, there’s a chance that next week’s Wild 10 Countdown will be the last of 2010 as I will be playing Christmas tunes and a year end countdown.
Here’s the top 10 for the final week of November.
1. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Bumping off Arcade Fire for the top spot)
2. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (Jumping up a couple of spots as the single nears in a few weeks)
3. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes
4. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Going down from #1 to #4. It’s still a great track from The Suburbs)
5. Wild Folk – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (It’s a replacement to Constellation)
6. Lonely’s Lunch – You Say Party
7. PUSH – Rich Aucoin
8. Minimum Wage Lovers – The Mountains & The Trees (New entry as mentioned above. He will having a concert in the new year)