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Good 80’s

The 1980’s were¬† shameless years of obscurity and odd wonderfulness. Synthesized sounds and epic hard-hitting beats re- defined a lot of the music of recent eras for that time.¬† In this show I bring some iconic songs and some of my very favourites all the way from left field.

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Q Lazzarus – Goodbye Horses
Gang of Four – I Will be a Good Boy
The Smiths – How Soon is Now?
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
Cocteau Twins – Cherry-coloured Funk
Personal Effects – Low Riders
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place
CAN – Aspectacle
Blancmange – Blind Vision
Siouxsie and the Banshees – Peek-a-boo

 

Essential 90’s

It was a guilty-pleasure kind of a radio show, because every track was an essential part of my up-bringing as a 90’s kid. Every song is from the 1990’s, and I’m not even apologizing for how well we know them all.

Here’s a preview video with a sample from each tune. It’s like listening to the whole show in 1 minute 15 seconds!

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Presenting this show, my son Fox was in the studio with me. We were “live” on Facebook for the first half hour. Here is a link to that video

Aphex Twin – Avril 14th
Zero 7 – Polaris
Massive Attack – Paradise Circus
Lamb – Angelica
Groove Armada – At the River
Boards of Canada – Roygbiv
Portishead – All Mine
Massive Attack – Psyche
Sneaker Pimps – 6 Underground
Amon Tobin – Bridge
Daft Punk – Something About Us
Bjork – Human Behaviour

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As a bonus, this is a picture of me at the time when I was super into this kind of music:

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Ten Songs- First 2017 SSVH

Americana-blues-stomp sounds turn into African funk. Ending with an intense instrumental to set the mood for Democracy Now! (which daily episode airs right after the SSVH.)

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And this is the RSS feed, where you can subscribe to the SSVH podcast:
http://ashta.ca/feed/podcast/ssvh2016

Here’s a link to the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour Facebook Page in case you would like to “like” it. Today I posted a live stream video of basically just me in the studio presenting the whole show! FYI: Not much happens. Here are the tracks that played:

July Talk – Strange Habit
Whitehorse – Sweet Disaster
Jonah Tolchin – Diamond Mind
The Bones of J. R. Jones – Bless Your Soul
Walker Lukens – Every Night
Moussa Doumbia – Keleya
Segun Bucknor & His Revolution – La La La
The Funkees – Breakthrough
William Onyeabor – Something You’ll Never Forget
DJ Koze – Marilyn Whirlwind

 

Year-End Mixtape Wed Dec 28 2016

Moving through about 3 different genres this week: country, jazz, and electronic.

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
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

Here’s the file.