The Wild 10 Countdown for October 10 & 17, 2012


Apologies for the delays. Here’s the double top 10 edition. On October 17th, there’s a new number one song on the Wild 10 and it’s Rah Rah. The previous week was still Jenn Grant.
Here’s the top 10s.
October 17th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
2. I’ve Got Your Fire – Jenn Grant
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Caves – Data Romance
5. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
6. Do Your Own Time – A.C. Newman
7. Grand (Rhythymnals) – Luke Lalonde
8. Canadian National – Inlet Sound
9. Murder of Crows – Lindi Ortega
10. Jiao – Daphni

October 10th edition of The Wild 10 Countdown
1. I Want You Back – Jenn Grant
2. Fantasize – Hannah Georgas
3. Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It – Stars
4. Cold July – Whitehorse
5. Caves – Data Romance
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprise, Not Expectedly Let Down – Dan Mangan
9. Wrath of God – Crystal Castles
10. Undone – Luke Lalonde

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 3, 2012


It’s a brand new month and Fall is in the air. This week’s countdown didn’t have major movers but for the second week on the top spot, it’s Jenn Grant. Her new album, The Beautiful Wild is still a terrific album. One song trending is Maestro Fresh Wes as he released a music video to Reach For The Sky. I gave a hint on what song was sampled. It was Try by Blue Rodeo. Due to a delay on the regular blog, this week’s radio show is posted here. Hope you will enjoy the audio.
Here’s the top 10;

1. White Dove – Jenn Grant (2nd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Devil’s Got a Gun – Whitehorse
4. Backlines – Stars
5. Somebody – Hannah Georgas
6. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
7. Reach For The Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes
8. Caves (Phon.O Remix) – Data Romance
9. When The War Came Home – Jason Collett
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba

Audio/Radio Show
The October 3rd Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForOctober32012/WildworksOctober32012.mp3]
Music Video
Reach for the Sky – Maestro Fresh Wes

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 26, 2012

It’s the final week of September and another new number one song to end the month. Jenn Grant takes the top spot as her new album, The Beautiful Wild got released. Other new entries are Data Romance and Maestro Fresh Wes as they released new EPs last week. Staying strong are Masia One, Snowblink, Gabrielle Papillon and Whitehorse.
Here’s the top 10;

1. The Fighter – Jenn Grant
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Wisconsin – Whitehorse
4. Moonless Night – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Enemies – Hannah Georgas
6. Bounty – Snowblink
7. Progress – Stars
8. Number One (featuring Black Molly) – Masia One
9. Black Tuxedo – Maestro Fresh Wes
10. Caves (Mmoths Remix) – Data Romance

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 19, 2012

There’s a new number one track on the Wild 10 Countdown and it’s none other than Diamond Rings. What I forgot to mention is that Diamond Ring kicked off the 2012 edition of Pop Montreal. Free Dimensional, his second album will be out on October 22nd. On the live show at CKCU-FM, co-host, Lauren was singing along to the song and getting a tweet from the host of CBC Radio One’s Bandwidth as she also likes the song. Due to an error on the radio, the number 4 and 5 songs were played in reverse.
Here’s the top 10.
1. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings (1st Week)
2. In The Belly of a Dragon – Jenn Grant
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. In The Pines – Gabrielle Papillon
5. Prairie Girl – Rah Rah
6. The Loose Ends Will Make Knots – Stars
7. Out Like a Lion – Whitehorse
8. Miss Canada – Jason Collett
9. Goodbye Eyes – Snowblink
10. Make Up (featuring Isis Salam & DJ Dopey) – Masia One

The Wild 10 Countdown for September 5, 2012 and Radio Show

It’s a brand new month and there’s a change in the top 10 to begin September. Hannah Georgas bumps off Stars from the top spot. Lots of new albums coming out for September and October. It’s good to be a music fan.

The Summer edition of the radio show concluded this week as a new season will be next week. Returning next week will be the co-host, Lauren, as she returns from her Summer break. For the time being, the radio show will be a fully live 2 hour show. It will be exciting for the fourth season of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. The regular will return to a new season as well. Keep an eye next week when things will resume back into swing.

You can listen to the show from below and here’s the top ten.

1. Robotic – Hannah Georgas (1st Week)
2. Backlines – Stars
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Song To Sleep To – Evening Hymns
6. Would That Not Be Nice – Divine Fits
7. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
8. Jane – Whitehorse
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. Unsurfed Waves – Snowblink

Audio/Radio Show
The September 5th Radio Show – Playlist is at this link.
Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForSeptember52012/WildworksSeptember52012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 29, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

This is the second last show for the Summer edition of WildWorks at CKCU-FM. Aside from the countdown, the show itself was on the “sea” side as songs with name, sea were played. Songs from the likes of Beach House, Louise Burns, Feist and etc.
On the top 10, Stars continues to be number one for the fourth week as The North will be dropped next week. New entries are Evening Hymns and Rah Rah as they are getting plays on various radio shows.
The audio will be posted below and here’s the top 10 for August 29th.

1. Backlines – Stars (4th week)
2. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
3. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Cartographist – Purity Ring
6. There Are Wolves – Papermaps
7. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba
8. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon
9. Art & A Wife – Rah Rah
10. You And Jake – Evening Hymns

Audio/Radio Show
The August 29th Radio Show – The playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust292012/WildworksAugust292012.mp3]

The Wild 10 Countdown for August 22, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

For the third week on the top spot, Stars is still number one on the top ten countdown. Going strong in the top 10 are Diamond Rings, Hannah Georgas and Crystal Castles. The new entries this week are Gabrielle Papillon and The Wilderness of Manitoba.
On the radio show, there were new tracks from the likes of Evening Hymns, Ladyhawk and Snowblink as Fall is near and we’re seeing several new album releases coming soon. For the fun of it, I decided to play A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum. The audio is posted below.
Here’s the top 10;

1. Backlines – Stars (3rd week)
2. I’m Just Me – Diamond Rings
3. Robotic – Hannah Georgas
4. Plague – Crystal Castles
5. Saltkin – Purity Ring
6. There Are Wolves – Papermaps
7. We Didn’t Know – Fire X Fire
8. Everybody Knows – Kashka
9. Little Bug – Gabrielle Papillon (New entry)
10. Morning Sun – The Wilderness of Manitoba (New entry)

Audio/Radio Show
The August 22nd show – Playlist is at this link.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust222012/WildworksAugust222012.mp3]

The Return of The Wild 10 Countdown for August 15, 2012 and Radio Show

Photo by Norman Wong
(Photo by Norman Wong)

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

Radio Show/Audio
The August 15th playlist is at this link. Press play to listen.
[audio http://archive.org/download/WildworksOnCkcu-fmForAugust152012/WildworksAugust152012.mp3]

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 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.