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Sweet and Sour Variety Hour: A Thousand Words

We start off this chatty little hour with some Pretty Lights. This first segment goes into some Jerry Steen event update stuff and then we hear from Carl Sagan about what time is. How do we measure time? What is time? Deep, bruv. Reeo deep. (17 mins)


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Second segmento I explore the wonderful world of Delhi 2 Dublin- who I get to meet tomorrow! You should come out to the Queens. It’s gonna be amazing! (8 mins)


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More talk. We begin this segment with some Lennon. “You may think I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one”. An interview with very nice lady Maria who tells us a bit about why she translated a mexican book called 2012 and Beyond. Polished off with a bit of a chakra beatbox mantra! Cool, right? Lots of talking. I know. (16 mins)


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More talk, but the shiz iz fascinating, right? Maybe one too many sear words for the morningtime (sorry soccer moms), but Joe Rogan verbalizes what I pften have a hard time expressing. It was kind of funny, because Maria (very nice older Mexican lady) would tell me not to apologize for Joe’s swearing. She said “he’s probably getting through to people! What he says is very important.” I agree, Maria. Swearing is good. Psychedlic drugs are good. Ask McKenna. (16 mins)


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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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