The Wild 10 Countdown for June 12, 2013

I Love You Said The Whale

For the third week, Said The Whale is still number one on the Wild 10 Countdown.  This week’s countdown consisted of acts performing at NXNE this week. The new debuts this week are Braids and Still Life Still.
Off to Toronto this weekend!
Here’s the top 10 for this week
1. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Chasing The Sunset – Imaginary Cities
4. Trees – Michael Feuerstack
5. Reconcile – Austra
6. Never Minding – Hooded Fang
7. Childhood’s End – Majical Cloudz
8. All We Have Is Us – Bravestation
9. Near Enough – Braids
10. In Enemies – Still Life Still

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The Wild 10 Countdown for June 5, 2013

I Love You Said The Whale

It’s a new month and we’re half way through 2013.
Said The Whale takes the top spot for another week as the I Love You EP got released this week. Their EP is a sneak peak to their upcoming full length album. The new entry this is Majical Cloudz and making a return to the top 10 is Austra as the sophomore album, Olympia will be out soon.
Jasper by Louise Burn got released as the second single to her upcoming album to be out in July, The Midnight Mass.
Here’s the top 10.
1. Barbara-Ann – Said The Whale
2. Jasper – Louise Burns
3. Scorekeeper – Michael Feuerstack
4. Jewel – Gold & Youth
5. Never Minding – Hooded Fang
6. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
7. Water Under The Bridge – Imaginary Cities
8. Forgive Me – Austra
9. With Her Shadow – Born Ruffians
10. Bugs Don’t Buzz – Majical Cloudz

The Wild 10 Countdown for May 29, 2013

I Love You Said The Whale

To end off the final week of May’s edition of the Wild 10 Countdown. Said The Whale takes the top spot as their upcoming EP, I Love You comes out on June 4th. What I forgot to mention on the podcast was the EP being considered the Summer listening or theme for 2013.
The only new entry for this week on the countdown is Imaginary Cities as their new album, Fall of Romance, officially got released.
Here’s the top 10 list

1. I Love You – Said The Whale
2. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
3. Little Wild Love – Gold & Youth
4. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
5. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld
6. Bye Bye Land – Hooded Fang
7. Too Soaked To Break – Born Ruffians
8. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation
9. Bread & Cheese (featuring Black Bear) – A Tribe Called Red
10. Sooner or Later – Imaginary Cities

The Wild 10 Countdown for May 22, 2013

Credit: Michelle Ford

Credit: Michelle Ford

It’s a short week as the Victoria Day weekend has gone and went.
For another week, Gold & Youth is still number one of the Wild 10 Countdown. As for the new entries this week, they are A Tribe Called Red and Bravestation.
Here’s the top 10 list;

1. Quarters – Gold & Youth
2. I Love You – Said The Whale
3. Emeralds Shatter – Louise Burns
4. Flowers In The City – Michael Feuerstack
5. So Slow – Born Ruffians
6. Hero Brother – Sarah Neufeld
7. Graves – Hooded Fang
8. I Can’t Stand It – Maylee Todd
9. Somewhere We Belong – Bravestation (New entry)
10. Bread & Cheese (featuring Black Bear) – A Tribe Called Red

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 29, 2010

This week’s edition of the countdown was all over the place, there were droppers and climbers on certain songs. Here’s the top 10 list.

1. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (4 weeks at #1. Got an email newsletter from the band and they’re still doing well on campus radio charts)

2. The Hair Song – Black Mountain (The song is still popular and getting plays on radio)

3. We, Myself, And I – Shad (Post-Polaris loss ain’t breaking Shad as TSOL will be released in the States soon)

4. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Jumping up 4 spots)

5. Le Chemins De Verres – Karkwa (New entry. The Polaris Music Prize win had various radio shows playing them)

6. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (Steady at #6 and aired the interview with the lead member of the band)

7. White Wolves – Bravestation (Falling down several spots. They’re still touring parts of Ontario)

8. Up In The Belfry – Winchester Warm (Going up one spot)

9. More & More & More – The Mountains & The Trees (Going down several spots. Still on European tour)

10. Not The StarsAllie Hughes (New entry as CKCU has the EP in the music library)

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 22, 2010

There were a couple of new entries joining the countdown. The Hair Song by Black Mountain is getting popular ever since Wilderness Heart was released. The Suburbs (song) is off the countdown but replaced with another Arcade Fire song. Land of Talk is still going strong as Quarry Hymns is the free single of the week on iTunes Store.

As the main blog is back up for a new season, there will be times where the entries won’t be long here.

1. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (3rd week at #1)

2. The Hair Song – Black Mountain (Going up a couple of spots as it is getting plays)

3. White Wolves – Bravestation (Down a spot. They will be back in Ottawa again)

4. More & More & More – The Mountains & The Trees (Down  a spot and is currently on a European tour)

5. Be A Path – The Love Machine (Up a spot)

6. Plastic Slides – Winter Gloves (Up a couple spots as they will be in Ottawa for Thursday night at Mavericks)

7. We, Myself, And I – Shad (New entry as the music video has released)

8. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (New entry and replacing The Suburbs)

9. Up In The Belfry – Winchester Warm (New entry and they’ve been performing lately)

10. This City – hotshotcasino (Down several spots to #10)

In case you want to listen to the entire show on this entry, just play to play to listen.

As an extra bonus, here’s the video where I shot Winchester Warm at CKCU-FM last Wednesday.

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.
http://www.archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForSeptember82010/wildworkssept8.mp3″

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.