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Spring Music and Nanaimo Chronicles New Podcast, Inside

On this week’s episode of The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 50 minutes of a wild ride through a few different kinds of music, followed by an installment of Tod Maffin’s Nanaimo Chronicles Podcast – Inside.

Here is the file, airing to over a million humans in the Coast Salish area around the 101.7FM transmitter on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 beginning at 8am PST

The Music

  • Los Lobos – Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Luiz Bonfa – Pernambuco
  • Alex Izenberg – To Move On
  • Nancy Wilson – How Glad I Am
  • Linda McCartney – Seaside Woman
  • Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself?
  • Pierre Cavalli – Un Soir Chez Norris
  • Wings – Spin It On
  • Ween – Learnin’ to Love
  • Blackrock – Yeah Yeah
  • Max Webster – Toronto Tonto’s
  • Gorillaz – Last Living Souls
  • They Might Be Giants – Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)
  • Talking Heads – Born Under Punches
  • The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
  • Beck – Gamma Ray
  • Nanaimo Chronicles, Inside – Wren

100% Women

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, my response to a challenge to #bookmorewomen by fellow CHLY programmer @biggerthanbass . Thus, here is a whole show of womxn’s voices only. Bonus points because they’re all (pretty much) local.

In the early morning light of March 11th, 2020, every living thing in this particular part of the world will have no choice but to be awash in the musical selections I have chosen via the terrestrial radio wave emissions of CHLY 101.7FM!!!!!!1 MuAHAHAHa

Here is the file for downloadin’


What’s That Song Extravaganza

From live in the studio, I’ll announce every darn song title and artist using my real human voice. Lucky you!

The File

The Tracks

  • Heartless Bastards – Only For You
  • Houndstooth – New Illusion
  • Houndstooth – Francis
  • Richard Swift – Lady Luck
  • Ultimate Painting – (I’ve Got the) Sanctioned Blues
  • BC Camplight – You Should’ve Gone to School
  • Good Morning – The Great Start
  • Good Morning – Once You Know
  • Hospitality – Friends of Friends
  • Hospitality – Eighth Avenue
  • DARKSIDE – Paper Trails
  • Thundercat feat. Flying Lotus – Them Changes
  • Little Dragon – Ritual Union
  • Ezra Koenig, SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York
  • Charles Bradley – Stay Away

Peppered Music and TRNN

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 45 minutes of music with dabs of Rose Murphy throughout. Then we hear from global community members at The Real News Network about the nation-wide blockades happening in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders.

Here is the file, airing to about a million humans on the west coast of Turtle Island via CHLY 101.7FM at 8am PST


  • Elsaine – Slowbirth (Thanks, Lizzy Loo)
  • Mark Ronson, Yebba – Don’t Leave Me Lonely
  • Tennis – Need Your Love
  • Rose Murphy – IN a Shanty In Old Shanty Town
  • Poolside, Amo Amo – Around The Sun
  • LA Priest- What Moves
  • Hazel English – Off My Mind
  • TOPS – I Feel Alive
  • Rose Murphy – Honeysuckle Rose
  • Khruangbin, Leon Bridges – Texas Sun
  • Yves Tumor – Gospel For a New Century
  • Rose Murphy – Busy Line
  • Tame Impala – Tomorrow’s Dust
  • The Real News Network – Wet’Suwet’en Protectors and Protesters

99% Music, 1% Comment

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we sample some of my favourite tracks heard on the program in the past year, plus a song called Heyoka Crisis by Skookum Sound System (Csetkwe Remix) with a little added Freda Huson. Let’s call it “audio art”.

Here is the file, broadcasting to like, a million people on 101.7FM CHLY


  • Charles Bradley – Changes
  • Washed Out – Feel It All Around
  • Kim Jung Mi – Haenim
  • The Durutti Column – Otis
  • Fleet Foxes – Fool’s Errand
  • Sean Nichols Savage – Let Me Out
  • The Durutti Column – Sketch for a Summer
  • Benjamin Gibbard – Something’s Rattling
  • Javelin – Cowpoke
  • Jack Stauber – Buttercup
  • Jack Stauber – Dead Weight
  • Galt MacDermot – Tap Your Foot
  • Hercules & Love Affair – Raise Me Up
  • Skookum Sound System – Heyoka Crisis (Csetkwe Remix) with added words from Freda Huson