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Music and Nanaimo Chronicles: Hirst

In the second half of this week’s Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we hear the first installment of Tod Maffin‘s Nanaimo Chronicles, a conversation with Conservative Party Member John Hirst, who is running in the upcoming federal election for a chance at becoming Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s Member of Parliament.

This is the file for the show airing Wednesday September 18th, at 8AM PST on CHLY 101.7FM over the Salish Sea


  • Blockhead – Coloring Book
  • Nightmares on Wax – Be, I Do
  • Blockhead -Insomnia Olympics
  • Monster Rally – Full Sail
  • Luke Temple – Hard Working Hand
  • Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming in Blood
  • The Smiths – This Charming Man Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
  • Nanaimo Chronicles: John Hirst


400th Show Song Requests

On @ssvhradio this week, 55 minutes of requested songs and one story about a birthday party clown.

Right next to Joe Rogan on your podcast app! Just search for the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour.

The file: Airing live on CHLY 101.7fm at 8am PST for the 400th time

Dorothy Ashby – John R.

? & The Mysterians – Set Aside

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Diablo Rojo

Kitty & The Rooster – It’s Got a Good Dance

The Growlers – Try Hard Fool

Devendra Banhart – Taking a Page

Fiver – Oh Sienna

Emily Warren – The Point

One South Lark – Japanese Soda

MIA – Borders

Santigold – Disparate Youth

NOFX – The Idiots are Taking Over

Pogo – Living Island

Pogo – Data& Picard

The Moth – I am Batman  by the artist Paul Davis

Eclectic and Classical

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, half regular music, half classical. C’est la vie

Here’s the file


  • Khruangbin – The Number 4
  • Connan Mockasin – I’m the Man, That Will Find You
  • Homeshake – Every Single Thing
  • Foxygen – San Fransisco
  • The Lemon Twigs – Baby, Baby
  • Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
  • Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata in A Minor, K 54 (L241): Allegro
  • Vladimir Horowitz – Kreisleriana, Op. 16: 8. Schnell und spielend
  • Felix Mendelssohn – Songs Without Words in F Sharp Minor
  • Wolfgang Amadeues Mozart – Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos
  • Franz Schubert, Pauline Sachse – Schwanengesang, D. 957
  • Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
  • Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 93 in D Major
  • Franz Joseph Haydn – Trumpet Concerto in E Flat

Summer’s End Music Mix, and a Honey Story

On the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour: half music, half talking this week. Music in the first half, and in the second half, an episode from Deconstructing Dinner about honey labelling in Canada. Riveting!

Here is the file, airing live to communities next to the Salish Sea on CHLY 101.7FM on Wednesday August 28th, 2019 at 8AM PST.

Music Selections:

LA Priest – Occasion
A Certain Ratio – Lucinda
Dan Reeder – Clean Elvis
Field Music – Let’s Write a Book
Mr. Twin Sister – Meet the Frownies
Bones and Beeker – Heartbroken in Love
LA Priest – Oino
Essential Logic – Brute Fury
Jon Steinman’s Deconstructing Dinner: Honey
Mariah Carey – Honey

Honey – one of the most natural foods. In the supermarket, honey is found labelled as coming from clover, buckwheat, alfalfa or maybe orange blossom. The label might just read ‘honey’ without any indication of its source of nectar. But is the nectar source even important to those of us wishing to become more conscientious eaters? As Deconstructing Dinner has discovered, there is a curiosity surrounding honey – a curiosity, which has rarely, if ever, been spoken…. until now!

It turns out, in Canada, 80% of all the honey produced in the country is from the nectar of canola – yet, nowhere on the grocery store shelves do we ever see honey labelled as “canola honey”. And so the question becomes – just where is all that canola honey ending up?