The Wild 10 Countdown for September 14, 2011

As covered on the main blog that the new season is back. Not much is changed for the countdown as it continues on.
For the second week, Ohbijou stays on the top spot. The only new entry is Whitehorse. They are the husband and wife duo, Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. They are getting a lot of plays on various shows on CKCU and on CBC radio. The top five is still going strong with Library Voices, Dan Mangan, Rebekah Higgs and Feist.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Metal Meets – Ohbijou (2nd week at #1)

2. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

3. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

4. Oh Fortune – Dan Mangan

5. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

6. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

7. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

8. Emerald Isle – Whitehorse

9. Wasted Time – Adaline

10. Make A New Dance Up – Hey Ocean!

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The Wild 10 Countdown for September 7, 2011

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.

1. Niagara – Ohbijou (1st week at #1)

2. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

3. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

4. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

5. Generation Handclap – Library Voices

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

8. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

9. Wasted Time – Adaline

10. Make A New Dance Up – Hey Ocean!

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 31, 2011

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.

1. Traveller’s Digest – Library Voices (2nd week)

2. How Come You Never Go There – Feist

3. Niagara – Ohbijou

4. Rows of Houses – Dan Mangan

5. Gosh, Darn, Damn – Rebekah Higgs

6. Flawless – Shad

7. Count On Me – Cuff The Duke

8. If I Get Old – Elliott Brood

9. Prophecy – Adam & The Amethysts

10. Wasted Time – Adaline

The Wild 10 Countdown Along With Interviews From The Mountains & The Trees and Allie Hughes. Radio Show for September 15, 2010

I am still unable to write a good entry on my main blog. The radio show was jam packed as I aired two audio interviews. They were The Mountains & The Trees and Allie Hughes. My interview with Hughes is new for the second season of the show and hope you will like the interview as she is gaining some buzz and interest in Canadian music. Also on the radio show were some of the Polaris Music Prize Short List nominees being played. I apologize for skipping Karkwa as I did not have time on the show.
As for the countdown, there wasn’t any new debuts but there were several movers and shakers. Here’s the top 10;

1. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (2nd week at #1)

2. White Wolves – Bravestation (Going back up a spot as I got to see them on Friday night and they liked the interview)

3. More & More & More – The Mountains & The Trees (Down a spot and don’t forget to listen to the interview)

4. The Hair Song – Black Mountain (Jumping from #7 last week and Wilderness Heart is now released)

5. A Good Name – Shad (He’s on the Polaris Music Prize Short List as the Gala is drawing closer)

6. Be A Path – The Love Machine (They performed at Glebe’s Got Flavour last weekend)

7. Hand To Hold – Adaline (Falling down from #4)

8. This City – hotshotcasino (Falling from #5.)

9. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (They will be in Ottawa next week for a show at Mavericks)

10. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (Was supposed to be gone last week. I thought the guest would come in)

Don’t forget to check the playlist by clicking here.
You can listen to the radio show by pressing play.


Audio Interviews – Allie Hughes and The Mountain & The Trees

Even though I haven’t started my regular blog yet, this week’s audio interviews will be placed here. In case you want to skip the radio show and listen to the interviews. That’s the photo of Allie Hughes.
Allie Hughes – Press play to listen or download it.

The Mountain & The Trees – Press play to listen or download it.

The Wild 10 Countdown & Radio Show (Season Premiere) on September 8, 2010

Supposedly, I haven’t got to write a new entry to start the sixth season on my main blog, but it will be slightly delayed. This sub-blog will do for now.
I started off the second season of the radio show and the top 10 countdown is now permanent. We got a new number song to start off the second season.
In the final half-hour of the show, I played some Cantopop tunes and then some Leslie Cheung songs as his birthday would be on September 12th, if he was still around.
Here’s the top 10 countdown;

1. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (New at #1, jumped from #4 last week)

2. More & More & More – The Mountain & The Trees (fallen from the #1 spot)

3. White Wolves – Bravestation (Steady and don’t forget to listen to the interview)

4. Hand To Hold – Adaline (Falling down from #2)

5. This City – hotshotcasino (Steady from last week)

6. A Good Name – Shad (Going up a few spots)

7. The Hair SongBlack Mountain (New entry)

8. Be A Path – The Love Machine (Up two spots)

9. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (Down a spot, it’s maybe the final time on the countdown)

10. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (Going down)

Don’t forget to check the playlist on what was played at this link.
The Bravestation interview – press play to listen or download it.

You can listen to the radio show by pressing play.
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The Wild 10 Countdown for September 1, 2010: Summer Wrap-Up

New month and it’s still scorching hot outside. It’s now permanent that the countdown is expanded to top 10. It was previously mentioned that the top 5 is too small to cover the popular tracks. Also on the show was Summer music wrap as I played the artists and bands that I got see live and interview at festivals and shows. Without further ado, here’s the top 10 list for September 1st. A new number song to start off the new month.

1. More & More & More – The Mountain & The Trees. (1st week. Let’s just say that the song was played on Degrassi)

2. Hand To Hold – Adaline (Falling down from the number one spot.)

3. White Wolves – Bravestation (Steady but they’re getting lot of reviews from their 2010 EP)

4. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (They are September’s X3 Artist of the Month and the music video just release.)

5. This City – hotshotcasino (Making the top 5 spot.)

6. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (Album just released on iTunes and various music stores.)

7. A Good Name – Shad (Going up two spots from #9.)

8. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (Falling down from #5. It’s considered my Summer song of 2010.)

9. Winchester Warm – Winchester Warm (Going up a spot from #10.)

10. Be A PathThe Love Machine (New entry as they recently did a CD release show on Saturday night.)

Don’t forget to check the playlist by going to this link for all your Summer wrap up needs.

You can listen to the show by pressing play (below).

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The Wild 5 Countdown Plus 5 for August 25, 2010


Apparently, this week’s edition of the show was a bit off because the clock at the station was a minute behind and I was having a fever. There’s a new number one song as Arcade Fire’s reign on top came to an end. The image on top is the new number song on the Wild 5 for August 25th. That’s right, it’s adaline and the song was stalled at number two for three weeks. Also on the show,  an Adam Saikaley song was played, which won the first Ottawa International Film Festival’s Music Video Challenge. The music video, Bike is up on YouTube, click here to watch it. More Arcade Fire songs were played and Sprawl II remix continues to be a favorite from the band. The second hour was going back in time to play Japanese and Chinese songs from the year 2000.
The playlist from the CKCU-FM COD will have the explanation on the top 10 songs. Here’s the top 10 list.

1. Hand To Hold – adaline (1st week at #1. Description is on the CKCU playlist)

2. More & More & More – The Mountains & The Trees (Going up a spot.)

3. White WolvesBravestation (Going up two spots. It was played several times last Wednesday. More reviews from their 2010 EP has been published)

4. Quarry HymnsLand of Talk (Going up two spots as the album, Cloak and Cipher is finally released.)

5. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (Falling down from the #1 spot.)

6. Carve A Path Like A Valley Through The LandNightwood (Falling down two spots.)

7. This Cityhotshotcasino (Going up two spots. Apparently, I missed them on Friday night.)

8. Plastic SlidesWinter Gloves

9. A Good NameShad (New entry. It’s getting airplay elsewhere.)

10. Winchester WarmWinchester Warm (New entry. I stumbled on a podcast from Montreal and they were featured.)

The playlist can be viewed by clicking at this link.
You can listen to the show by pressing play below.

The Wild 5 Countdown Plus 5 Again Along with Interviews From Ottawa Folk Festival

I should call this the Ottawa Folk Festival edition as the majority of the radio show was pre-taped. The first time my show was barely live until after the number two song was played.
On the show, there were several interviews from Ottawa Folk Festival consisting of Rolf Klausener of The Acorn, Aidan Knight, Jill Zmud, & Jim Bryson. All four interviews were great and light-hearted, hope you will enjoy it. The funny part with the Aidan Knight interview was Rolf joining a bit of the conversation.
As for the countdown, one of the new song entry, it is getting some buzz due to releasing a song via Twitter. Plus, there’s still more Arcade Fire songs that I played.
There’s one segment that’s podcasted but the sound quality is not great. I played some J-POP songs from the year 2000 as way of feeling nostalgic.

Here’s the countdown for August 18th;

1. The SuburbsArcade Fire (12 weeks! Most likely the final time it’s at #1)

2. Hand To HoldAdaline (Steady for 3 weeks so far. I read something about an announcement. Must be some hype)

3. More & More & MoreThe Mountains & The Trees (Steady for the 2nd week.)

4. Carve A Path Like A Valley Through The LandNightwood (Up a spot. If you listened, I quietly unveiled a new countdown jingle)

5. White WolvesBravestation (Down a spot but still on the important top 5 countdown)

6. Quarry HymnsLand of Talk (Steady for the 2nd week. Cloak and Cipher will be released soon)

7. Plastic SlidesWinter Gloves (Climbing up 2 spots. Somehow, the new album is available at CKCU-FM)

8. Rose GardenShad (Climbing up 2 spots as it seems like the song is getting some resurgence elsewhere)

9. This Cityhotshotcasino (New entry. It’s creating some headlines as these four uOttawa alums are using Twitter to promote their music.)

10. Old FangsBlack Mountain (Down two spots.)
You can listen to the show by pressing play and don’t forget to check the playlist at this link. I didn’t explain on-air why the songs are at that number.

WildWorks Extra for August 18: Press play to listen.

The Wild 5 Countdown Plus 5 Equals 10 and Radio Show Including More Arcade Fire

I decided to do an extended edition of the countdown as there’s just several new tracks from Canadian indie artists to play and wanted to give some support.
Since my regular blog is still on a Summer break, the radio show is posted here as I didn’t air any interviews, just music for 2 hours. The second hour of the show was a preview for the acts playing at The Ottawa Folk Festival. From my Twitter and email, I got recommended to an up and coming singer as I played a song her. That’s right, it’s Allie Hughes. I mentioned on the show that I was unfortunate to watch this Summer reality show on CBC in 2008.
Not much change for the number one song as it’s still Arcade Fire. They’re doing very well on the UK and the US album charts.

Without further ado, here’s the top 10 from the airing of August 11th;

1. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (11 weeks and the album has done great everywhere and it’s even #1 on CKCU’s Top 20 Albums)

2. Hand To Hold – Adaline (Still steady at #2 and recently announced her full length is in post-production)

3. More & More & More – The Mountains & The Trees (New entry and I had the opportunity to meet him last week at Cube Gallery. Great guy and he channels Dan Mangan in this song)

4. White Wolves – Bravestation (Falling down a spot from #3)

5. Carve A Path Like A Valley Through The Land – Nightwood (New entry and I got to see them again on Friday night. Such a long song title)

6. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (Replacing Swift Coin as the release of their upcoming album nears)

7. Slip Away – Kathryn Calder (Replacing All It Is and is currently The X3 Artist of the Month for August)

8. Old Fangs – Black Mountain (Finally enters the countdown as their upcoming album is nearing release)

9. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (New entry as this song was released recently. All Red, their second album comes out on Sept. 7)

10. Rose Garden – Shad (Entering the countdown for one last time)

The playlist for the August 11th radio show is at this link.

The Wild 5 Countdown and Radio Show for August 4, 2010

It’s a new month and the top 5 for this week was somewhat of a lazy one because I am wanting support for the band and singer-songwriter from the listeners whether it’s from social media sites or from the radio elsewhere. Aside that The Suburbs by Arcade Fire is still #1, the album, also called The Suburbs is finally released on digital and physical versions.
Here’s the Wild 5 Countdown for August 4, 2010;

1. The Suburbs – Arcade Fire (11 weeks and the highly anticipated album is out now. So far, there’s been good responses on the album)

2. Hand To Hold – Adaline (Up a spot. Please bring support or make request for her)

3. White Wolves – Bravestation (Up a spot. Same reason from #2)

4. Swift Coin – Land of Talk (Down 2 spots)

5. All It Is – Kathryn Calder (New entry and is August’s X3 Artist of the Month)

Also in this entry is the entire radio and it can be listened in different parts. You can listen to the whole 2 hours, hour 1 or hour 2.
Since it’s still the Summer, the interview that was re-aired was the You Say Party! We Say Die! interview. Reason for re-airing it was that they are back as You Say Party since the passing of their drummer in April. I played a couple of tracks from Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, one song that I played caught my interest, it’s Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains). This song brings an 80s new wave style and it’s different than the usual style of Arcade Fire songs.
The second hour was mainly on Faye Wong as her birthday’s on August 8 and it was fitting to play her greatest hits. It also included playing the love song to Final Fantasy VIII, Eyes On Me.
The playlist for this week’s radio show at this link.

You can listen to the the entire show by pressing play.

Hour 1 : The Wild 5 Countdown, You Say Party Interview and a Few Arcade Fire Tracks

Hour 2: Mainly on Faye Wong