Sprung SSVH

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, an hour of sounds that are befitting of an imminent springtime

Here is the file

  • Freeman , I Coudn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man
  • Darondo , Didn’t I
  • El Michels Affair , C.R.E.A.M
  • Gloria Ann Taylor , World That’s Not Real
  • Kadhja Bonet , Remember The Rain
  • Letta Mbulu , Nomalizo
  • Lady Wray , Guilty
  • Aretha Franklin – Day Dreaming
  • Nancy Wilson, You Dont Know How Glad I Am
  • Billy Fury, A Wondrous Place
  • Rose Murphy, Honeysuckle Rose
  • Rosemary Clooney, Come On-A My House
  • Los Lobos, Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Luke Temple, Hard Working Hand
  • Wings, Arrow Through Me
  • T. Rex – Mambo Sun

Studio Presents

Today ‘s episode is a fantastic mix of musical genres and my big mouth. Yeah, I talk more than usual during this one. Enjoy!

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour airing at 8am 2021 Feb 24 on CHLY 101.7


  • Carolyn Mark , All Time Low
  • Damien Jurado, Radioactivity
  • Pierre Cavalli, Un soir chez Norris
  • Alice Russell, For Once in my Life
  • Betty Carter, Thou Swell
  • Anitek, French Mellow
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Happy Anatomy
  • Sean Nicolas Savage, Propaganda
  • Y La Bamba, Ojos Del Sol
  • Papooz, Ann Wants to Dance
  • William Onyeabor, Do You Want a Man (remix)
  • Portugal, Noise Pollution
  • Lack of Afro, Touch my Soul
  • Jessy Lanza, I Talk Bb
  • Infinite Bisous, The Past Tense
  • Zammuto, Yay

Ashta’s favourite grunge and alternative from the 1990s

Oh, here we have a special kind of week here on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour. It was an arduous task to choose only one hour worth of songs from an era that defined the greasy angst of so many. But it is done. Indeed, it’s been a while since I’ve felt so smug about my playlist-making, but seriously, this one has so little cheese, you might think it was vegan. Was there veganism in the 90’s?

Grab your Discman, because here it is.

  • The Cranberries, Zombie
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, 1979
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Breaking the Girl
  • Beck, Loser
  • Soundgarden, Black Hole Sun
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Sour Girl
  • TOOL, Schism
  • Silverchair, Israel’s Son
  • Pearl Jam, Hail Hail
  • Rage Against The Machine, Testify
  • The Prodigy, Firestarter
  • Beastie Boys, Intergalactic

Mixed tape close up.

Strange Wonderful

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, every Wednesday morning airs live to about 1.5 million human beings, a few billion notable sea creatures, and literally trillions of bacterium. Yes, every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of these songs via terrestrial radio giant CHLY 101.7 FM at 8am PST on Wednesday.

The particular music which makes up this week’s signal-shower is very dear to me. Some of it is strange. Some of it is not. All of it is wonderful.

Special mention goes out to someone named Ashton Freeman, on whom I have fervently mortgaged my home in order to place irresponsible bets on their imminent musical success.

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour on Wednesday February 3rd, 2021

The tracks

  • Jack Stauber – The Ballad of Hamantha
  • Jack Stauber – Dead Weight
  • Jack Stauber – Gettin’ my Mom on
  • Circles Around the Sun (feat. Neal Casal) – Saturday’s Children
  • The Beatles – Octopus’s Garden
  • Guttermouth – Lemon Water
  • The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Ashton Freeman – Part of Me
  • Ashton Freeman – Where You Need Me Most
  • Ashton Freeman – Empty Handed
  • Ashton Freeman – You Make Me Happy
  • Girlpool – Before the World was Big
  • The Dead Milkmen – Lydia, The Tattooed Lady
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Science Fiction/Double Feature

60 minutes of 60’s music

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, an hour of music from the 1960’s era of changing sounds.

Rock and roll in its purest form was gradually overtaken by pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues rock, and folk rock, which had grown in popularity


Wrapping up the collection is a set of 4 tracks by Canadian artists, for, y’know, CANCON.

Here is the file

  • Donovan – Clara Clairvoyant
  • Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man
  • Jefferson Airplane – Today
  • Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit
  • The Zombies – She’s Not There
  • The Animals – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • The Yardbirds – For Your Love
  • Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Were Made For Walkin’
  • Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child
  • Electric Light Orchestra – Strange Magic
  • T. Rex – Mambo Sun
  • Shuggie Oats – Sweet Thang
  • Link Wray – Rumble
  • The Surfaris – Wipe Out
  • The Dixie Cups – Iko Iko
  • The Band – Ophelia
  • Joni Mitchell – California
  • Buffy Sainte Marie – Universal Soldier
  • Gordon Lightfoot – Big Steel Rail