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Three Sets, No Frets

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we hear three distinctive sounds over the course of the program. Notably, the second set features five of my favourite tracks from the brand new (substantial! 27 track) album Reaching For the Sun by San Fransisco band Burnt.

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The Tracks

  • Frances Forever – Space Girl
  • Wabie – Hey Lover!
  • The Hip Abduction – Higher
  • Alex G – Sarah
  • Burnt – Pink Pearl
  • Burnt – Stovepipe
  • Burnt – Bolo the Kelp Rider
  • Burnt – Raindrops
  • Burnt – True Love Never Chain
  • The Greyboy Allstars – How Glad I Am
  • Fatboy Slim – Put It Back Together
  • MGMT – Congratulations
  • ALO – Cowboys and Chorus Girls
  • Skookum Sound System, Csetkwe Remix – Heyoka Crisis

Dark Moon, Bright Tunes

On this episode of The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, music, music, music.

This will be the final week of fundraising on behalf of CHLY to secure a spot as a community partner with The Discourse Nanaimo. Click here to make a donation.

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  • Badbadnotgood – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • Pa Salieu, Mahalia – Energy
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Leventille Road March
  • Ramsey Lewis – Cry Baby Cry
  • Dorothy Ashby – Action Line
  • Sufjan Stevens – Come on!
  • Timber Timbre – Grifting
  • Blondie – Once I Had a Love (Redux)
  • Vulfpeck – Aunt Leslie
  • Darondo (Feat.The Park) – 2012
  • Little Dragon, Moses Sumney – The Other Lover
  • Leenalchi – Tiger is Coming

Spastic Fantastic

We’re all over the place on this week’s Sweet and Sour Variety Hour!

Get into it!

Here’s the file

Tracklist

  • Susumu Yokota – Traveler in the Wonderland
  • Susumu Yokota – Song of the Sleeping Forest
  • Yasuaki Shimizu – Kakashi
  • Mariah – Shinzo No Tobira
  • Dip in the Red Pool – On Retinae, West Version
  • Video Age – Hold On (I Was Wrong)
  • Abram Shook – Machinery
  • Moondog – Do Your Thing
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell – Raggy Levy
  • The BeachBoys – Vegetables
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford – Smoke Rings
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford – How High the Moon
  • Rosemary Clooney – Come On-A My House
  • Sonny Clark – Junka
  • Chris Bear – Gatsby Intro

Jess Best 2020

I present on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, favourite songs of 2020 put together by my friend, Jess. Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I’m able to poach her content just as ruthlessly as if she hadn’t runned off to Newfoundland.

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  • Grimes – Delete Forever
  • Sevdaliza – Oh My God
  • Blake Mills – Vanishing Twin
  • Fiona Apple – Heavy Balloon
  • Adrianne Lenker – anything
  • Luluc – Emerald City
  • Waxahatchee – Fire
  • Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night
  • Braids – Young Bucks
  • Taylor Swift – seven
  • Sparks – Self-Effacing
  • Agnes Obel – Island of Doom
  • U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars
  • Clem Snide – Roger Ebert

Hang On CanCon

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 100% CanCon.

If you can, please give a lil to unite CHLY with The Discourse.

Here is the file, airing 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 amazing Canadian songs via CHLY 101.7FM at 8AM PST on Wednesday the 16th of December 2020. You’re welcome, amoeba!

  • Carmanah – I did it all for you
  • Carmanah – Roots
  • Blue Moon Marquee – Shading Tree
  • Carolyn Mark – Flaming Star
  • Carolyn Mark – Not Like the Movies
  • Painted Fruits – Gender
  • Painted Fruits – Mechanical Rhythm
  • Great Speckled Fritillary – Polar Star
  • Wolf Parade – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Wolf Parade – Solders Grin
  • Wolf Parade – Lousy Pictures
  • Aaron James and the Black Water – Fear II
  • Harpoonist and the Axemurderer – She’s Got
  • Satellite and the Harpoonist – Justine
  • Dubmatix – Wicked Part of Tow