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Spring Music and Nanaimo Chronicles New Podcast, Inside

On this week’s episode of The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 50 minutes of a wild ride through a few different kinds of music, followed by an installment of Tod Maffin’s Nanaimo Chronicles Podcast – Inside.

Here is the file, airing to over a million humans in the Coast Salish area around the 101.7FM transmitter on Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 beginning at 8am PST

The Music

  • Los Lobos – Kiko and the Lavender Moon
  • Luiz Bonfa – Pernambuco
  • Alex Izenberg – To Move On
  • Nancy Wilson – How Glad I Am
  • Linda McCartney – Seaside Woman
  • Johnnie Frierson – Have You Been Good To Yourself?
  • Pierre Cavalli – Un Soir Chez Norris
  • Wings – Spin It On
  • Ween – Learnin’ to Love
  • Blackrock – Yeah Yeah
  • Max Webster – Toronto Tonto’s
  • Gorillaz – Last Living Souls
  • They Might Be Giants – Seven Days of the Week (I Never Go To Work)
  • Talking Heads – Born Under Punches
  • The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
  • Beck – Gamma Ray
  • Nanaimo Chronicles, Inside – Wren

What’s That Song Extravaganza

From live in the studio, I’ll announce every darn song title and artist using my real human voice. Lucky you!

The File

The Tracks

  • Heartless Bastards – Only For You
  • Houndstooth – New Illusion
  • Houndstooth – Francis
  • Richard Swift – Lady Luck
  • Ultimate Painting – (I’ve Got the) Sanctioned Blues
  • BC Camplight – You Should’ve Gone to School
  • Good Morning – The Great Start
  • Good Morning – Once You Know
  • Hospitality – Friends of Friends
  • Hospitality – Eighth Avenue
  • DARKSIDE – Paper Trails
  • Thundercat feat. Flying Lotus – Them Changes
  • Little Dragon – Ritual Union
  • Ezra Koenig, SBTRKT – New Dorp, New York
  • Charles Bradley – Stay Away

99% Music, 1% Comment

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we sample some of my favourite tracks heard on the program in the past year, plus a song called Heyoka Crisis by Skookum Sound System (Csetkwe Remix) with a little added Freda Huson. Let’s call it “audio art”.

Here is the file, broadcasting to like, a million people on 101.7FM CHLY


  • Charles Bradley – Changes
  • Washed Out – Feel It All Around
  • Kim Jung Mi – Haenim
  • The Durutti Column – Otis
  • Fleet Foxes – Fool’s Errand
  • Sean Nichols Savage – Let Me Out
  • The Durutti Column – Sketch for a Summer
  • Benjamin Gibbard – Something’s Rattling
  • Javelin – Cowpoke
  • Jack Stauber – Buttercup
  • Jack Stauber – Dead Weight
  • Galt MacDermot – Tap Your Foot
  • Hercules & Love Affair – Raise Me Up
  • Skookum Sound System – Heyoka Crisis (Csetkwe Remix) with added words from Freda Huson

Mixed Bag Beginning with Japan

This Wednesday on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we explore some sounds from Japan, then move all over the place with some old timey stuff.

Here is the file, airing to a million living human souls on CHLY 101.7fm on Wednesday, January 29th 2020


  • Susumu Yokota – Traveler in the Wonderland
  • Susumu Yokota – Song of the Sleeping Forest
  • Yasuaki Shimizu – Kakashi
  • Mariah – Shinzo No Tobira
  • Dip in the Red Pool – On Retinae, West Version
  • Video Age – Hold On (I Was Wrong)
  • Abram Shook – Machinery
  • Moondog – Do Your Thing
  • Jake Xerxes Fussell – Raggy Levy
  • The BeachBoys – Vegetables
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford – Smoke Rings
  • Les Paul & Mary Ford – How High the Moon
  • Rosemary Clooney – Come On-A My House
  • Sonny Clark – Junka
  • Chris Bear – Gatsby Intro

All Music

A hunnid percent tunes this week. Beginning with slower-moving morning jams, and transitioning into more energetic feelings, with a 4-track set of A Tribe Called Red to cap things off.

Here is the file


  • My Morning Jacket – Only Memories Remain
  • Blaze Foley – If I Could Only Fly
  • Tommy Guerrero – Cut The Reins
  • Beck – Debra
  • Hugh Masekela – Riot
  • Spoon – Inside Out
  • Beck, St. Vincent – Uneventful Days
  • The Polish Ambassador – Shine
  • M.I.A. – Bird Song, Diplo Remix
  • A Tribe Called Red – Eanan
  • A Tribe Called Red – NDN Kars, Remix
  • A Tribe Called Red – Bread & Cheese (feat. Black Bear)
  • A Tribe Called Red – Look at This, Remix

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour broadcasts to about a million humans every Wednesday morning via the incredibly valuable terrestrial radio frequency of 101.7FM