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Best Jess of 2018, Cornel West, Tribe Called Red

This episode is dedicated to secret ‘zine mogul/hot babe/my fren Jess Woodrow.  She published her favourite tracks of the past year, and this week on the SSVH we sample some. Then we hear a short interview with the great mind Dr. Cornel West on what the hell it means that countries are suddenly electing “right wing” idiots as leaders. Finish it all off with some Indigenous hip hop tracks to express solidarity with the illegal Unis’to’ten invasion on Wet’suwet’sen Territory.

Here is the file, for air on CHLY 101.7FM on Wednesday January 9th 2019 at 8AM PST

Squirrel Flower – Heavy
Sufjan Stevens – I Just Want to Make Out in My Car
Thom Yorke – Suspirium
Westerman – Confirmation
Foxing – Nearer My God
Emily Haines – American Dream
Broods – Peach
Wye Oak – Lifer
Swimming Girls – Beneath You
Father John Misty -Mr. Tilman
Sigrid – High Five
Django Django – Marble Skies
The Real News Network: Dr. Cornel West: From Trump in the U.S. to Bolsonaro in Brazil, ordinary people in large democracies are discontented and shifting right, what can progressives do about it? Cornel West in conversation with Sharmini Peries
A Tribe Called Red – Stadium Pow Wow
Tikawa – Heyoka Crisis (Csetkwe remix)


First SSVH of the year 2019

In all its glory!

Here is the file

Freeman – I Coudn’t Play My Guitar Like a Man
Darondo – Didn’t I
El Michels Affair – C.R.E.A.M
Gloria Ann Taylor – World That’s Not Real
Kadhja Bonet – Remember The Rain
Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo
Lady Wray – Guilty
Aretha Franklin – Day Dreaming
The Real News Network:Interview with MP NIki Ashton

Canadian MP Niki Ashton tells Paul Jay both the NDP and the Liberals have been guilty of making progressive promises during election campaigns and legislating from the center-right once in power

All Canadian plus TRNN

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