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Carefully curated tunes ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED to fit your tastes exactly*.

*not guaranteed

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 “pAcIfiC sTanDaRd tIMe”. Give generously if you can to the community-based media in your area. They’re probably broke! [sad smiling guy with the white beard, you know who I’m talking about]

Right click here for a free MP3 file

  • Spirit, The Other Song
  • The Mermen, The Goodbye
  • Jess Sah Bi & Peter One, Clipo Clipo
  • Etran de L’Air, Agrim Agadez
  • Daniel Lanois, Frozen
  • Jr Thomas & The Volcanos, Burning Fire
  • Extra Golden, It’s Not Easy
  • Osees & Thee Oh Sees, Said the Shovel
  • Philip Glass/Kronos Quartet/Michael Riesman, Osamu’s Theme
  • The Petch Phin Thong Band, Soul Lam Plearn
  • Gil Trythall, Folsom Prison Blues
  • Thundercat, Walkin’
  • KAYTRANADA, At All
  • TIK TOK ON THE RADIO: Larry D/The Sly Guys, Let’s Groove Tonight
  • TikTok User @letsgetreal.love on How to stop any argument

Curation Nation

Every week I screen albums and artists that seem like a good fit for The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour. Whenever I hear a song that catches me, I do whatever it takes to find out who it is, and mark it to be included in this week’s radio offering. Often a theme or a certain sound ends up dominating the hour. Once I have enough music, I fuss over which order they will play, and how I will shape the mood of the listener. Over the past ten years, I must have spent a thousand hours doing this. Even though my days are absolutely full to the brim managing children, a bustling farming/manufacturing business, and a household, I still spend the time to create The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour for no money.

This week I’ve included a snippet of some criticism levied against the corporate music machine (at 27 minutes), which illustrates some of the reasoning behind why this show is a part of my life and why I do it every week.

So, remember back when we were in elementary school and we made intentional mixtapes for our friends and crushes. Remember how much heart and mood was being translated through the music and remember that this is why so many of the volunteers at CHLY do what they do every week.

If you don’t give monthly to the radio station, but you are receiving the value nonetheless, please consider setting up a monthly donation here.

This is the file for this weeks show that you can download freely, and which shows up on the RSS feed that informs the podcast providers. It’s yours. Take it.

Here is a list of the music

  • Desmond Cheese, Boo Ha Yeah Yeah Yeah
  • Guts / Lorine Chia, Peaceful Life
  • Guts, Good Morning
  • Guts, Didn’t I? (Guts Re-edit)
  • Darondo / Dave Allison, Didn’t I? (Dave Allison Re-edit)
  • Mk.gee, You
  • Esbe, Darling
  • Tik Tok user @Vattica, Music Industry Secrets: Playlists
  • Tik Tok user @ItsPusher, Branding
  • Heatbox, B Satisfied
  • Lucky Daye, Late Night
  • Toro y Moi, Ordinary Pleasure
  • The Kooks, Junk of the Heart (Happy)
  • Dansu, Don’t You Give Up
  • Against All Logic, Now U Got Me Hooked
  • Tik Tok user @nerdyaboutneature, Wildfire season
  • Rage Against the Machine, Renegades of Funk

btf

Nineteen Sixties

It’s all orange carpet, brown cardigans, and shamlessly fluffy hair on todays episode of The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour.

Here is the 8-track

  • 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

Summer Heat Wave

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.

Here is the program for this week, Wednesday July 21, 2021

If you didn’t know it, CHLY is listener-funded and the hosts are volunteers. Listener-funded means that since we aren’t taking major media conglomerate money, we aren’t beholden to supporting a consumer-capitalist narrative like all the other radio stations in this area are.

Every now and then, we ask you to pitch in some dollars so we can keep bringing you the independent content a well-informed public deserves.

We’ve made it easy to set up online, it only takes a few minutes.

We cannot live in a world informed by the corporate media only. We need independant, critical-thinking views and reporting through a financially-healthy community-based media like CHLY.

Please consider setting up a small monthly gift at chly.ca/donate

  • The Bird and the Bee – Witch
  • Lana Del Ray – West Coast
  • Haley Heynderickx – The Bug Collector
  • Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs – Atomic Number
  • Eliza Rickman – Pretty Little Hand
  • Phildel – The Wolf
  • Weyes Blood – Andromeda
  • Grimes – Rosa
  • Kimbra – Good Intent
  • Magic Wands – Black Magic
  • Dodie – Monster
  • UNKLE & Liela Moss- The Dog is Black
  • Bat for Lashes – What’s a Girl to Do?
  • Cults – Always Forever
  • Sleigh Bells – Rill Rill