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Sprung SSVH

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, an hour of sounds that are befitting of an imminent springtime

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
  • Nancy Wilson, You Dont Know How Glad I Am
  • Billy Fury, A Wondrous Place
  • Rose Murphy, Honeysuckle Rose
  • Rosemary Clooney, Come On-A My House
  • Los Lobos, Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Luke Temple, Hard Working Hand
  • Wings, Arrow Through Me
  • T. Rex – Mambo Sun

Studio Presents

Today ‘s episode is a fantastic mix of musical genres and my big mouth. Yeah, I talk more than usual during this one. Enjoy!

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour airing at 8am 2021 Feb 24 on CHLY 101.7


  • Carolyn Mark , All Time Low
  • Damien Jurado, Radioactivity
  • Pierre Cavalli, Un soir chez Norris
  • Alice Russell, For Once in my Life
  • Betty Carter, Thou Swell
  • Anitek, French Mellow
  • Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Happy Anatomy
  • Sean Nicolas Savage, Propaganda
  • Y La Bamba, Ojos Del Sol
  • Papooz, Ann Wants to Dance
  • William Onyeabor, Do You Want a Man (remix)
  • Portugal, Noise Pollution
  • Lack of Afro, Touch my Soul
  • Jessy Lanza, I Talk Bb
  • Infinite Bisous, The Past Tense
  • Zammuto, Yay

Ashta’s favourite grunge and alternative from the 1990s

Oh, here we have a special kind of week here on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour. It was an arduous task to choose only one hour worth of songs from an era that defined the greasy angst of so many. But it is done. Indeed, it’s been a while since I’ve felt so smug about my playlist-making, but seriously, this one has so little cheese, you might think it was vegan. Was there veganism in the 90’s?

Grab your Discman, because here it is.

  • The Cranberries, Zombie
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, 1979
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Breaking the Girl
  • Beck, Loser
  • Soundgarden, Black Hole Sun
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Sour Girl
  • TOOL, Schism
  • Silverchair, Israel’s Son
  • Pearl Jam, Hail Hail
  • Rage Against The Machine, Testify
  • The Prodigy, Firestarter
  • Beastie Boys, Intergalactic

Mixed tape close up.

Jess Best 2020

I present on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, favourite songs of 2020 put together by my friend, Jess. Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I’m able to poach her content just as ruthlessly as if she hadn’t runned off to Newfoundland.

Dat der file

  • Grimes – Delete Forever
  • Sevdaliza – Oh My God
  • Blake Mills – Vanishing Twin
  • Fiona Apple – Heavy Balloon
  • Adrianne Lenker – anything
  • Luluc – Emerald City
  • Waxahatchee – Fire
  • Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night
  • Braids – Young Bucks
  • Taylor Swift – seven
  • Sparks – Self-Effacing
  • Agnes Obel – Island of Doom
  • U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars
  • Clem Snide – Roger Ebert

Hang On CanCon

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 100% CanCon.

If you can, please give a lil to unite CHLY with The Discourse.

Here is the file, airing live to about 1.5 million human beings, a few billion notable sea creatures, and literally trillions of bacterium. Yes, every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of these amazing Canadian songs via CHLY 101.7FM at 8AM PST on Wednesday the 16th of December 2020. You’re welcome, amoeba!

  • Carmanah – I did it all for you
  • Carmanah – Roots
  • Blue Moon Marquee – Shading Tree
  • Carolyn Mark – Flaming Star
  • Carolyn Mark – Not Like the Movies
  • Painted Fruits – Gender
  • Painted Fruits – Mechanical Rhythm
  • Great Speckled Fritillary – Polar Star
  • Wolf Parade – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Wolf Parade – Solders Grin
  • Wolf Parade – Lousy Pictures
  • Aaron James and the Black Water – Fear II
  • Harpoonist and the Axemurderer – She’s Got
  • Satellite and the Harpoonist – Justine
  • Dubmatix – Wicked Part of Tow