Slower to Faster

Here’s another hour-long mixtape of tunes that pick up the tempo as time goes on.

Here is the file, airing live over FM radio waves to every single being in the broadcast range of 101.7fm CHLY


  • Julia Jacklin- Body
  • Ty Segall – The Arms
  • Summer Cannibals – Simple Life
  • Sault – Masterpiece
  • Allah-Las – Raspberry Jam
  • Crumb – Ghostride
  • Crumb – Locket
  • Crumb – Nina
  • A Tribe Called Red – The OG
  • A Tribe Called Red – NDN Kars – Remix
  • A Tribe Called Red – We Are the Halluci Nation
  • Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – For Pete’s Sake
  • Guards – Take My Mind
  • Sault – Let Me Go
  • Pond – Paint Me Silver

Half Music, Half Real News

This week on the Sweet and Sour, we hear new jazz from the soundtrack of Edward Norton’s new movie Motherless Brooklyn, paired with a tangy dose of Chris Bear, King Kahn, and a lovely little tune from Jennie Lawless. Follow that up with two timely episodes from The Real News Network.

Here is the file, airing live to 40 coastal communities and roughly a million living human souls on Wednesday November 6th, 2019 on CHLY 101.7fm


Hundred Percent Music

This week, a curated mixtape for your listening pleasure.

Here is the file, airing live to 40 coastal communities on CHLY 101.7FM on Wednesday, October 30th 2019


Eden Ahbez- Eden’s Island
The King Kahn & BBQ Show – Waddlin’Around
Ian Daniel Kehoe- Prizes Through the Mazes of the Jungle
Quantic & Nicodemus – Mi Swing Es Tropical
Liquid Liquid – Cavern
The Martini’s – Hung Over
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Tabaco y Ron

Soup season

It’s #soupseason and I’ve been making at least one every week.
#hottips for delicious #soup
1-chop everything small enough so there is room for variety on the spoon.
2-season with salt and roast as much of the ingredients as you can. The more golden colours the better.
3-When adjusting for flavour towards the end, noticeĀ  if there is an equal balance of salt/sugar/acid. If not, great additions include: tablespoon of honey(sugar), tablespoon of miso paste(salt), a gloop of pickle juice(acid)

Roasted carrot, tossed with olive oil and lots of salt.

How I made this weeks soup

It all started a couple dinners ago. Lieneke gave me one of her chickens, so I simmered it low and slow in a coconut milk/stock/korma sauce. Pat brought home some chutneys and naan from one of the Indian food restaurants in town, and I served it with long grain basmati rice.

Leftover from this dinner was a lot of meat left on the carcass, and a ton of flavourful bits of vegetables and korma sauce still heavy in the pan.

The perfect beginnings of a soup.

In preparation for the task, I filled the rest of the pan with water, covered it, and put the whole roasting pan in the fridge.

Two days later, I dumped it all into a giant pot. Little bit by little bit I picked out the bones and set aside any meat. The bones all went on a cookie sheet, where I generously salted them, then put them under the broiler. I stirred them up once or twice, trying to get as much browning (sugar!) as possible. When the bones were done, I put them back into the soup pot, added a can of coconut milk, topped up the water level to maximum capacity, then simmered it for 5 hours.

Within that 5 hours, I assembled the ingredients I would need to finish the soup. I chopped small pieces of carrot, onion, and bell peppers, tossed in olive oil and salt, then roasted on cookie sheet in the oven to golden brown. I let the simmering stock cook through two ears of corn, then I let them cool before shaving off the kernels.

When it came time to put the soup together, I strained the broth into another soup pot, then began adding the finishing ingredients.
-leftover rice and korma sauce
-leftover tomato sauce
-leftover tomato paste
-pieces of salvaged meat (chopped smaller)
-corn kernels
-can of black beans
-roasted vegetables
-pickle juice

I let all of the flavours come together for half an hour longer before serving.

Tres magnifique

Last of the Candidates

Over the past 4 weeks we have heard interviews with candidates from red, blue, orange, and green, put together in a #nanaimopodcast called #nanaimochronicles by Tod Maffin. I want to thank Tod for being a contributing community member to the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour.

In today’s episode of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, voices from the remaining candidates! We hear the final installment of Tod Maffin’s Nanaimo Chronicles podcast, with introductions from Brian Marlatt (Progressive Conservative Party) and Jennifer Clarke (Peoples Party of Canada).

After that, I spend a half hour with James Chumsa, from the Communist Party of Canada.

In the final half hour, we hear from Geoff Stoneman, a candidate hoping to win another Independent seat in the House of Commons.

Here is the file, airing live on CHLY 101.7fm on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 8am PST

Unfortunately, there is one more independent, named Echo White, who I wasnt able to interview in time for this release.

Though CHLY broadcasts to over 40 coastal communities (and 4 or 5 different ridings), I chose to feature running candidates in the home riding for CHLY 101.7 FM. In #NanaimoLadysmith, there will be a total of 9 candidates to choose from on October 21st!

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