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Though I feel an inner self-scorn at my national reference, here is an hour of music from “America’s Hat”.

The file is here, for broadcast at 8am PST on Wednesday, December 12th 2018 on CHLY 101.7fm to 40 coastal communities around the Salish Sea

Them songs

Fiver – Lonesome in this Grave
Fiver – Smoke & Steam
Abigail Lapell – Murder City
Frazey Ford – Bird of Paradise
Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe in Anything
Shred Kelly – Going Sideways
The Harpoonist and the Axemurderer – Hard on Things
Hey Ocean! – Tonight It’s Christmas
OK Vancouver OK – Hologram of Beauty
Blue Moon Marquee – Shading Tree
D-Sisive – West Coast
Classified – 3 Foot Tall
Mantrakid & Ricca Razor Sharp – Bohemian Rap City
The Real News Network: Postal Workers Strike


SSVH: Usual suspects on this waning November moon

It’s sweet!
It’s sour!
It’s varietal!
It’s an hour!

Here is the file, airing live on CHLY 101.7fm on Wednesday November 28th 2018!

You’ll notice a sound that is on the lighter side. The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour this week

B-52’s – Topaz
The New Pornographers – Dancehall Domine
They Might Be Giants – Don’t Let’s Start
Electric Six – The Hotel Mary Chang
Pixies – Motorway to Roswell
of Montreal – Soft Music
The Flaming Lips – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
David Byrne – The Great Intoxication
Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Leisure – Got it Bad
Interview: Shoshanna from Salt Spring Dollars (Poolside in the background)
Disclosure/Al Green -Feel Like I Do

Seasonal Reminder

Low-cost, cheap, poorly-made junk is made from fossil fuel products. Mostly, the manufacturing process includes the use of slavery.

Workers around the world aren’t paid fair wages, and their quality of life is dismal. If these global free-trade agreements were not allowed in the first place, more local jobs would be available closer to home.

Never forget that free-trade = slave labour

Wal-Mart’s profit last year was around 120 BILLION dollars. That money did not go towards improving any situation for the suffering it cost. It went into the pockets of families who are already so disgustingly wealthy, keeping them in the lives they’re accustomed to (unfathomably celebrated in mainstream culture).

Please keep these things in mind when you’re making choices on what to spend your money on this gift-giving season. Every dollar you spend is a vote for the practices, products, and reality of how that thing came into existence.

Voting for the destructive, harmful, and unhealthy situations for our sisters and brothers on the other side of our home (Earth) means we’re helping to perpetuate bad energy that always come back to us eventually.

Please don’t vote for slavery, plastics, and green house emissions. Try as hard and diligently as you can to find locally-made products and avoid purchasing anything that is ultimately not needed.

Is it for looks? Conversation? Novelty? Convenience? Is it “such a great deal” that you simply can’t resist? You/they probably don’t need it. DON’T BUY IT!

Not enough people know about what a “good deal” really means. It may be a “good deal” for the amount of dollars you’re voting with, but be assured it’s a disgusting and horrible deal for every link in between. And it is coming back to bite us all in the ass eventually.

Tunes Tunes Tunes, Song Exploder, Real News

This week on your favourite little radio show that could; half groovy jams, and half people talking.

Here’s the file

Blockhead – Coloring Book
Nightmares on Wax – Be, I Do
Blockhead -Insomnia Olympics
Monster Rally – Full Sail
Luke Temple – Hard Working Hand
Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
Song Exploder – Christine and the Queens
The Real News Network – IMF in Latin America