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Dark Moon, Bright Tunes

On this episode of The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, music, music, music.

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Here is the program file

  • Badbadnotgood – The Chocolate Conquistadors
  • Pa Salieu, Mahalia – Energy
  • Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Leventille Road March
  • Ramsey Lewis – Cry Baby Cry
  • Dorothy Ashby – Action Line
  • Sufjan Stevens – Come on!
  • Timber Timbre – Grifting
  • Blondie – Once I Had a Love (Redux)
  • Vulfpeck – Aunt Leslie
  • Darondo (Feat.The Park) – 2012
  • Little Dragon, Moses Sumney – The Other Lover
  • Leenalchi – Tiger is Coming

Spastic Fantastic

We’re all over the place on this week’s Sweet and Sour Variety Hour!

Get into it!

Here’s the file


  • 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

Jess Best 2020

I present on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, favourite songs of 2020 put together by my friend, Jess. Thanks to the magic of modern technology, I’m able to poach her content just as ruthlessly as if she hadn’t runned off to Newfoundland.

Dat der file

  • Grimes – Delete Forever
  • Sevdaliza – Oh My God
  • Blake Mills – Vanishing Twin
  • Fiona Apple – Heavy Balloon
  • Adrianne Lenker – anything
  • Luluc – Emerald City
  • Waxahatchee – Fire
  • Drive-By Truckers – The Perilous Night
  • Braids – Young Bucks
  • Taylor Swift – seven
  • Sparks – Self-Effacing
  • Agnes Obel – Island of Doom
  • U.S. Girls – 4 American Dollars
  • Clem Snide – Roger Ebert

Hang On CanCon

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, 100% CanCon.

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Here is the file, airing live to about 1.5 million human beings, a few billion notable sea creatures, and literally trillions of bacterium. Yes, every one of these living organisms will be surrounded with the invisible frequency transmission of these amazing Canadian songs via CHLY 101.7FM at 8AM PST on Wednesday the 16th of December 2020. You’re welcome, amoeba!

  • Carmanah – I did it all for you
  • Carmanah – Roots
  • Blue Moon Marquee – Shading Tree
  • Carolyn Mark – Flaming Star
  • Carolyn Mark – Not Like the Movies
  • Painted Fruits – Gender
  • Painted Fruits – Mechanical Rhythm
  • Great Speckled Fritillary – Polar Star
  • Wolf Parade – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Wolf Parade – Solders Grin
  • Wolf Parade – Lousy Pictures
  • Aaron James and the Black Water – Fear II
  • Harpoonist and the Axemurderer – She’s Got
  • Satellite and the Harpoonist – Justine
  • Dubmatix – Wicked Part of Tow

Sweet and Sour in November

Thanks for trusting me with the precious task of putting music to your world. I make you these mixtapes because I love you.

Dat file, tho

Bibio – Feeling
Com Truise – Colorvision
Lusine – Two Dots
Mrid, Kawtar Sadik – Salat Ala Nabina
Generationals – In Green
Fred Thomas – I Heard You Say
Someone Still Loves You, Boris Yeltsin – Since you Stole my Heart
Radiation City – The Clod and the Pebble
Rainier Maria – Big Man
Forro in the Dark – Voce Nao E Insubstituviel
Forro in the Dark – Indios So Norte
Stereolab – Diagonals
The Beta Band – B + A
Chopin – Etude No. 12 in C minor, Op 10
Max Richter – The Departure
Chopin – Waltz in c Sharp Minor, Op 62