The Wild 10 Countdown for November 10, 2010

Since the 2010 CKCU-FM Funding Drive is done and over for another year, the countdown still continues on. This week had some new entries and the reason as a few of the songs released their music videos on the Internet. As usual, Arcade Fire is still on top for the Wild 10 Countdown. Here’s the list.

1. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (4th at #1. They will be on SNL for their second appearance. I can’t wait but won’t be able to watch it live as I will be attending CKCU’s 35 Anniversary Party)

2. Constellation – Jim Bryson & The Weakerthans (Song is steady again. Aside from Mr. Bryson sporting a ‘tasche, he’s still getting airplays on various CKCU shows)

3. Something Else – Diamond Rings (Steady. I aired the audio interview for the show and he’s still getting plays as he’s November’s X3 Artist of the Month)

4. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes (Up a spot. She’s still hovering on the countdown and she’s still doing a couple of concerts in the Greater Toronto area)

5. We, Myself, And I – Shad (Going back to the Big 5. He’s got his own coffee but only in the Vancouver area)

6. Red Lights – Holy Fuck (Song is going up. I am still loving the music video)

7. Not In Love (featuring Robert Smith) – Crystal Castles (New entry. A new version of Not In Love with The Cure’s Robert Smith. Coming in December)

8. Lonely’s Lunch – You Say Party (New entry. Not a brand new song but it’s the music video that’s been released on the Internet)

9. Surf’s Up – Winchester Warm (Up a spot. I gotta thank Mr. Pearce for donating to my show and another show for the Funding Drive)

10. Push – Rich Aucoin (New entry. The music video was released recently and it’s unique video because it’s on traditional 3-D. A great way to dance to the song.)

The Wild 10 Countdown for October 6, 2010

This week’s countdown has a new number one song throughout the countdown, I forgot to say “The Wild 10 Countdown” on air.   It was my own mistake because of POP Montreal materials. One of the new entries on the countdown isn’t a brand new song. Some of the songs on the countdown were based on appearances at POP Montreal. Here’s the top 10 for the first week of October, 2010;

1. The Hair Song – Black Mountain (1st Week at #1)

2. We, Myself, And I – Shad (Going up a spot. TSOL now released in the States)

3. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) – Arcade Fire (Up a spot. I’m still liking the song. The new co-host likes the band)

4. Quarry Hymns – Land of Talk (Formerly at #1, falls down 3 spots)

5. Wait & See – Diamond Rings (New entry. His full length debut album comes out on October 26)

6. Tell Me, Cancer – Forest City Lovers (New entry. The music video was just released)

7. Up In The Belfry – Winchester Warm (Up 2 spots.)

8. Not The Stars – Allie Hughes (Up 2 spots. Just supporting her)

9. Elephant Lamp – The Balconies (New entry. They won $5000 on Friday night in Ottawa for this competition and got to see them at POP Montreal.)

10. The Look of Love – Renee Yoxon (New entry. Her debut album, Let’s Call It Day was released on Friday night. For Jazz listeners.)

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.″

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).


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