Tag Archives: SSVH

Good Old Timey Country and Classical

How do you arrange two opposite genres of music? You don’t.

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour,  I just selected about 25 minutes of good old timey country music and then roughly tacked it right next to about 35 minutes of rad classical music. Bon Apetit

Aired on Wednesday, November 29 2017

Roger Miller – I’ve Been a Long Time Leaving
Marty Robbins – Big Iron
Del Reeves – There Wouldnt be a Lonely Heart in Town
Tom T. Hall – I Like Beer
Patsy Cline – Blue Moon of Kentucky – Live
Roy Acuff – Living on the Mountain
Sons of the Pioneers – Chant of the Wanderer

Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata in A Minor, K 54 (L241): Allegro
Vladimir Horowitz – Kreisleriana, Op. 16: 8. Schnell und spielend
Felix Mendelssohn – Songs Without Words in F Sharp Minor
Wolfgang Amadeues Mozart – Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos
Franz Schubert, Pauline Sachse – Schwanengesang, D. 957
Johann Strauss II – Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony No. 93 in D Major
Franz Joseph Haydn – Trumpet Concerto in E Flat

Essential Good 80’s and Secret Mystery Gift

This weeks episode of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour begins with an uninterrupted, 55-minutes of music. I couldnt even wait a year to re-run this most excellent mix of essential Good 80’s.  Originally aired on Wednesday January 18th on CHLY-FM 101.7

Here is the file for Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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
Joy Division – Love will Tear Us Apart
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy

The final 5 minutes of The SSVH is a story told by mushroom expert Paul Stamets on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast.


If you set up a monthly donation of any amount, and specify The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour in the drop-down menu,  I will send you a free gift!  Yes! A SECRET MYSTERY GIFT to your house, anywhere in Canada.  Just be sure to include your address in the comment section. The first 20 humans who do this by December 20th are the lucky winners!  Do it at chly.ca/donate Because if I can’t inspire listeners to start funding a better radio station with reasoning and logic, I’ll just have to try some good ole’ fashioned bribery.



Coming to a venue near us!

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour features music from artists who have upcoming shows in the CHLY broadcast range!

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Twin Bandit –  Everything Under the Sun
1st Annual Gabriola Music Festival September 2-3

Bonobo – Cirrus
Bonobo – Kong
Malkin Bowl Vancouver, September 15

Phantogram – Turn it Off
Arcade Fire – Mountains Beyond Mountains
Both bands play at the Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, October 14th

Beck – Scarecrow
Orpheum Vancouver, August 24th (today!)

D.D. Dumbo – Walrus
Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, September 16

Born Ruffians – Badonkadonkey
Born Ruffians – Sole Brother
Sugar in Victoria, September 28th

The B52’s- Dirty Back Road
PNE Amphetheatre Vancouver, August 30th

The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
Sugar in Victoria, September 28th

Reverend Horton Heat – Victory Lap
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, September 7th

The Devil Makes Three – Hand Back Down
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, November 12th