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Variety is the Spice of Life: 4 Acts

The show starts off with a good bassy-techno-y song called High Together, then moves into an event update with Jerry in Da Haus. It kind of felt like we were all “High Together”. You know, like on drugs or something. I dunno. The weather, and a prompt to pay pledges. (13 mins)


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Second segment commence! A bright and cheery flamenco-inspired song, followed abruptly by Ween. You know how much I love Ween, right? After that I kind of go on and on about how to listen to the SSVH. Bear with me. (10 mins)


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Flora the Clairvoyant and I have a conversation about the metaphysical! Past lives, meditation, the spirit world, inner awareness, you name it. She’s going to join us again in the future of this linear time! Have a question for Flora? Send your questions to ashta@ashta(dot)ca. We end the segment with some highjacked reglious song: Selassie is the Chapel by Bob Marley mon. (18 mins)


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Basement Batman, Cab Calloway, Rap News, and Kate Bush. It’s not called a variety hour for nothin, folks. (19 mins)


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SSVH: Good Music, New Releases

This mornings show starts off with a little bit-o-Al Green. Goes into some conversation about the most disturbing horror movie ever. Continues with some event updates via Jerry Steen. Segment ends with the first song of a 3 song set by Plants and Animals, a band I’m going to see tomorrow night in Vancouver! I’m so excited for 3 days in the city. (21 mins)


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Second Act of the variety hour; 2 more songs from Montreal band Plants and Animals and then 2 songs from Halifaxian Mat Mays played for Patrick. Straight-up-feel-good muzak. (18 mins)


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Third Act of the variety hour, we get away from the Canadiana and dive right into the melodies of Grizzly Bear with the first two tracks of their new album Shields. After that, you hear me get really excited about an album that I am really excited about. It’s my favourite new release. Muse, The 2nd Law. Three words to describe it: epic as fuck. I think I’m buying this album for everyone I love when gift-giving time comes around. BONUS TRACK! Final track on the album Isolated System. (25 minutes)


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SSVH October 10th 2012

For a show I didn’t plan whatsoever, this one turned out to be pretty darn okay! That is, except for the technical glitches. And I got free juice outta the deal compliments of DJ All Good who incidentally brought his D-cell battery-powered turntable and industrial grade juicer! Life is good. Pardon me, it’s All Good.

I started off the show today with a longish classical composition. One of my favourite pieces of music ever! Piano Concerto no. 2 composed by Shostakovich in 1957 for his son. After that, Jerry fills us in on some happnins and we take a call-in from someone who loves Elvis.(17 mins)


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The second part of the show got a little wylie with tons of music all over the place! (25 mins)


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DJ All Good brings me juice and plays you some dusty 45’s! It was a great time! (15 mins)


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