Category Archives: Radio

Worthwhile Kids Music

Whether the songs were meant for a child or not, this week’s episode is for kids. One hour of uninterrupted tunes that are kid-approved and worthwhile listening for grown-ups too.  It’s dedicated to Fox Buckminster in celebration of his 4th birthday.

This is the file, airing on CHLY 101.7FM on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

These are the tracks:
Tally Hall- Good Day
Marvin Pontiac – Little Fly
Anika Moa – Chop Chop Hiyaaa!
Doc Watson – The Crawdad Song
of Montreal – I Want to Have Fun
Blitzen Trapper – New Shoes
Great Lake Swimmers – See You on the Moon
Gabriela Teissier – Estragando O Acampamento
They Might Be Giants – Seven Days of the Week
They Might Be Giants – Hot Dog!
They Might Be Giants – Infinity
Royksopp – Happy Up Here
Pogo – What I Likes
Pogo – Expialidocious
Pogo – Bread and Butterflies
Pogo – Alice
Pogo – Bangarang
Pogo – Wishery
Pogo – Bloom
Pogo – Wizard of Meh
Roger Miller – Oo De Lally

Justin Trudeau Visits Nanaimo Episode

The Prime Minister of Canada is hosting a town hall meeting this Friday, February 2nd 2018  at former Malaspina College campus (VIU). He hopes to conveniently comment and answer safe  questions about the farce that is our current consumer capitalist economy (of course based on valueless made-up fiat currency) and our meager citizen slavery positions within it (jobs). How nice. Last time he was here, however, I was the first one to ask him a question in the corralled “media scrum” and I made sure it was a tough one. Hopefully he remembers that Nanaimo doesn’t fuck around. Fast forward to the final 2 minutes of today’s episode of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour to hear it (from 2013).  The first half hour of the program is a re-broadcast of my most treasured 80’s songs for your listening delight, followed by a brand new episode from The Real News Network about how the canadian government doesnt give a shit about toxic tailings ponds.

This is the program file, airing liveat 8am PST on Wed. Jan. 31 2018

Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
Cocteau Twins – Cherry-coloured Funk
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
CAN – Aspectacle
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-A-Boo
(36 minutes in)
About the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour
The Real News Network: Trudeau Government Ignores Scandal of Toxic ‘Tailings Ponds’
Tikawa (Csetkwe Remix) – Heyoka Crisis
About Radio Malaspina 101.7 CHLY-FM
Ashta asks Trudeau a question in 2013

If I could ask Mr. Trudeau a question now, I would want to know what news outlets he regards. Particularly, does he consume independent listener-supported media like Democracy Now and TRNN? Or only commercial media conglomerates? Through what filters is he learning about the world?

“Why did you ask me that?”

Ashta’s Little Favourites

Alive and live from the China Steps at the CHLY101.7fm world headquarters: it’s The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour with a whole hour of tunes that tickle.

Here is the show file for Wednesday, January 18th, 2018

Ween-The Argus
Ween-Your Party
Ween-Buckingham Green
Ween- Freedom of 76
BCUC- Lefatshe Lena
Dumbo Gets Mad-Eclectic Prawn
The Cat Empire- Down at the 303
Gorillaz-White Flag
Gorillaz- O Green World
Gorillaz- Kids with Guns
Gorillaz- Left Hand Suzuki Method
Electric Guest- This Head I Hold
Cornershop – Heavy Soup
The Meters- Cissy Strut