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Quirk work

The first new Sweet and Sour Variety Hour to begin its eleventh year on air. In recent weeks, I’ve been unfortunately unable to bring my followers a new show. BUT HERE IT IS NOW!

The file

The songs:

Long Days, Hot Ways

Heat wave vibes on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour.

On the radio station 101.7fm Wednesday at 8am

  • Pokey LaFarge – Going to the Country
  • The Raincoats, Lola
  • The Bats, Made Up In Blue
  • Podington Bear, Lip Gloss
  • Greg Phillinganes, Lazy Nina
  • Tanto Faz feat. Tamy (Quantic Remix), Maga Bo
  • Labi Siffre, I Got The
  • Kamasi Washington, Clair de Lune
  • R. Stevie Moore, Another No Answer
  • Dungen, Alberto Balsam
  • Bibio, St. Thomas

Juicy Berries

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, an hour of tasty musical morsels to gorge on. But don’t get your podcast app all sticky!

Here is the file

  • Benny Sings / Mac DeMarco, Rolled Up
  • Daft Punk, Something About Us
  • Mk.gee, You
  • Teebs, While You Doooo
  • Whitney, Red Moon
  • The Alchemist, Arrival
  • Doomstarks / MF DOOM / Ghostface Killah, Victory Laps – Instro
  • CZARFACE/ MF DOOM, Bomb Thrown – Instro
  • People Under the Stairs, The Love
  • Chali 2na, Comin’Thru
  • MF DOOM, Coffin Nails
  • Eric B. & Rakim, Keep the Beat
  • Abstract Orchestra, Accordion
  • Madlib, Stepping Into Tomorrow
  • Aesop Rock, Long Legged Larry
  • Noga Erez, End of the Road

New Job

Did I just spend 2 years planning a small business, execute it with precision strategy, and then completely forget to BLOG about its launch 7 weeks ago?? OK. I did. Who blogs anymore with Tik Tok around?

It’s called Smokelore Botanicals. Here’s the website

It’s a line of flavour-forward herbal cigarettes grown and assembled by me. No tobacco, no nicotine, no cannabis. Only delicious tasting herbs I’ve grown, and all packaged in the cutest boxes. They’re sold in packs of ten through my website and in 3 retail locations on Vancouver Island. So far the interest has been pretty steady with orders coming in and shipments going out every day. Who knew I would love being a cigarette farmer?

There are even flower seeds implanted in the filters! When you’re done smoking it, just discard or plant it in a sunny spot that gets water! Here’s a slideshow showing more about the products:

@ashtaravaganza

All products have been ✨restocked✨at www.smokelorebotanicals.com ##herbalcigarette ##notobacco ##nonicotine ##nowackytobaccy ##herbalsmoke ##homegrown

♬ Thou Swell – Dorothy Ashby

The following video was viewed ~30k times on Tik Tok !!

@ashtaravaganza

#smallbusiness #herbalcigarette #herbal #herbs #herbalsmoke #smokelorebotanicals #smokelore #howitsmade #nanaimo #biodegradable #growflowers

♬ Forget – Pogo

Anyway, there’s an Instagram too. Check it out @smokelorebotanicals