Category Archives: Radio

Sweet and Sweet

On this weeks episode of the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we hear from music history educator, Vanessa Hughes, and enjoy almost an entire hour of great tunes.

Broadcasting to over 40 coastal communities on the Salish Sea via terrestrial radio god CHLY 101.7fm at 8am PST

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  • The First Edition, Just Dropped In
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Beyond Belief
  • David Bowie, Oh! You Pretty Things
  • The Kinks, Apeman
  • Caribou, Bees
  • Devendra Banhart, Baby
  • The Beta Band, Dry the Rain
  • Kurt Vile, Lost my Head There
  • Jacco Gardner, Find Yourself
  • Vanessa Hughes, T. Rex
  • T.Rex, Children of the Revolution
  • Vanessa Hughes, Meat Loaf
  • Meat Loaf, Hot Patootie
  • Vanessa Hughes, History of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Mel Torme, Games People Play

Weird and Wonderful with a side of Ram Dass

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, a preprint of musical selections that have been pooled from a substantial sample size of song populations using the methodology of “quantitatively not sucking”. The scope of these results have no theoretical or technical focus.

Credentials & Affiliations: Ashta PhD Badassery, CHLY 101.7FM Radio Malaspina Society

Disclosures: none

The Conclusion

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  • The Smiths, This Charming Man
  • Woody and Jeremy, Too Hot in L.A.
  • Love, Beep Beep
  • Dolly Parton, Gettin’ Happy
  • Norma Tanega, Treat me Right
  • Baba Ram Dass, Being Somebody
  • Chat Atkins, The Jitterbug Waltz
  • The Mills Brothers, How’m I Doin?
  • Evelyn Evelyn, Have You Seen My Sister
  • Bule, Playing in the Sand
  • Oracle Sisters, Asc Scorpio
  • Omori, By Your Side
  • Jack Stauber’s Micropop, Dinner Is Not Over
  • Jack Stauber’s Micropop, There’s Something Happening
  • Haruomi Hosono, CHOO-CHOO
  • Haruomi Hosono, Paraiso
  • Ghost and Pals, Candle Queen
  • Graham Kartna, Browser HIstory
  • Cosmo Sheldrake, The Moss,
  • The Scary Jokes/Louie Zong, COmmunity Gardens
  • Sidney Gish, Bird Tutorial

Quirk work

The first new Sweet and Sour Variety Hour to begin its eleventh year on air. In recent weeks, I’ve been unfortunately unable to bring my followers a new show. BUT HERE IT IS NOW!

The file

The songs:

15 Tik Toks/hr

This week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, I glean some content gold from some of the funniest and most captivating sounds on my algorithm. If you’ve had the restraint to *not* download the short-form video app, than let me be the turd who introduces you to what your feed might sound like if you were a white woman living in Western Canada. Clips under 3 minutes interspersed with instrumental tracks. All of the creators are listed below, so if you hear something interesting, please go look them up.

Here’s the file, you little right-clicker, you

  • “Ya, no” @athena.illustrations, Aug 28 2021
  • MF DOOM, Coffin Nails
  • “Saying socialism” @frankly_socialist, Dec 4 2021
  • The Alchemist, Arrival
  • “Elimination communication” @smokelorebotanicals, Nov 30 2021
  • Daniel Lanois, Frozen
  • “Why dont we say one-teen?” @lingusticdiscovery, Dec 5 2021
  • The Mermen, The Goodbye
  • “NDP greenwashing ads” @nerdyaboutneature, Dec 5 2021
  • Bibio, St. Thomas
  • “Best diet for harm reduction is not veganism” @alexisnikole, Nov 30 2021
  • Teebs, While You Do
  • “Hairdoo archeologist” @dougiesharpe, Nov 24 2021
  • The Durutti Column, Otis
  • “Post-growth economics” @michael_mezz, Nov 22, 2021
  • Monster Rally, Lovely You
  • “Psychological Kung Fu” @wisdomsushibites, Nov 16 2021
  • Whitney, Red Moon
  • “Green Veils” @nerdyaboutneature, Nov 14 2021
  • Etran de L’Air, Agrim Agadez
  • “Economics shouldnt exist” @itspusher, Nov 13 2021
  • DOOMSTARKS, Victory Laps (Instro)
  • “Something white women are not ready to hear” @themaggpie, Nov 3 2021
  • Philip Glass, Osamu’s Theme
  • “Small scale farming is the best career” @terramorfarm, Oct 17 2021
  • CZARFACE, Bomb Thrown (Instro)
  • “How Backstreet Boys and N*Sync got scammed” @itsshannonburns, Oct 13 2021
  • “Worst date ever” @elysemyers, Oct 6 2021
  • MV Lark, I Filmed It

Lyricless Music

This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour is an hour of music minus all the animal noises.

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  • Flughand, Peninsula
  • Flughand, Atrebor
  • Pete Rock/ C.L. Smooth ,Back On Da Block – Instro
  • Pete Rock/Freddie Foxxx,Mind Frame – Instro
  • Saib,Sakura Trees
  • John Talbot, Sunshine
  • Luiz Bonfa, Pernambuco
  • Galt MacDermot, New Pulse I
  • Podington Bear, Lip Gloss
  • Vulfpeck, Test Drive Instro
  • The Meters,Cissy Strut
  • Javelin, Cowpoke
  • Bonobo, Cirrus
  • John Tejada, Farther and Fainter
  • Crystal Castles, Magic Spells