Category Archives: Radio

Instruments and Computers

All music. This week is all a-stew with chunky basslines, textured repetitive sounds, complicated melodies, a strong bit of electronic, and a generous helping of disco nostaglia. 2 weeks in a row of an uninterrupted music SSVH?

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour for Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

PS: Im on instagram, eh? @ssvhradio

Kappalelista, baby.
EMAEL – Yellowtail (FMK)
Kuzich – Rinjani Nights
KAYTRANADA, BadBadNotGood – Weight Off
Metronomy – Reservoir
Hot Chip – Warning
Ratatat – Wildcat
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
Crystal Castles – Crimewave
Crystal Castles – Magic Spells
Grimes – Genesis
Santigold – Creator
Santigold – Disparate Youth
Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
Siriusmo – High Together
Justice – Phantom

The Mysterious and Unexpected SSVH

Uninterrupted hour of music.  Y’ never knows what you gets, b’y.

Here lies forever, a file of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour broadcast on the last day of February 2018, the 28th.  Evidently, a Wednesday.

These were the songs.

Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good to Yourself
Shin Joong Hyun – Beautiful Woman
Kim Jung Mi – Your Dream
Betty Chung – Bang Bang
Geoff & Maria Mulduar – Brazil
Supergrass – Coffee in the Pot
Django Reinhardt- I’ll See you in my Dreams
Kathy Heiderman – Fine Street Woman
The Bees – Who Cares What the Question Is?
Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly
VulfPeck – Outro
Foxygen – Shuggie
Sopwith Camel – Orange Peel
Desmond Cheese- Dope VHS Master
Devendra Banhart – Rats

Funky Soul and TRNN

This morning on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we hear 50 minutes of uninterrupted old-timey funk and soul sounds. The final ten minutes is a recent episode from The Real News Network about Justin Trudeau’s recent cross-country town hall tour,  including a conversation with the guy from Winnipeg who challenged the Prime Minister and said “You’re good.”

Here is the file airing live on Wednesday February 21st, 2018

Shuggie Oats – Sweet Thang
Khruangbin – A Calf Born in Winter
Lack of Afro – For You
Menahan Street Band – Esma
Menahan Street Band – Montego Sunset
Nina Simone – Baltimore
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – Inspiration Information
Breakestra – Need a Little Love
El Michels Affair – Can It All Be So Simple
El Michels Affair – Snakes
Charles Bradley – Revelations (Instro)
Charles Bradley – Changes
The Real News Network: Confronting Trudeau on Climate Lies and Kinder Morgan Pipeline.
TRNN speaks with Clayton Thomas-Muller, an indigenous and environmental activist who challenged Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pro-pipeline rhetoric during the PM’s cross-country town hall tour

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?”