Favourite Weirdo

Sweet and Sour Variety Hour gets kind of funky (in a good way). This hour develops into a up-tempo celebration of nutjob tunes. Get over it!

Here’s the file

  • JHAS, Pain au Chocolat
  • Connor, Marseille
  • Brockbeats, Tic Tac
  • Remi Wolf/Polo and Pan, Hello Hello Hello Remix
  • Sylvan Esso/Robert Glasper/Terrace Martin, Ferris Wheel
  • King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard, Shanghai
  • Future Islands, King of Sweden
  • Off the Meds, Voice of Meds
  • Sleep Sound, The Heal Tow Bounce
  • Pinc Louds, Hopscotch
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers, Got My Own Thing Now
  • Thumpasaurus, Struttin’
  • Thumpasaurus, I’m Pissed
  • The BPA/David Byrne/Dizzee Rascal, Toe Jam
  • Kiltro, The Hustle
  • @naomibrockwell on phone privacy
  • @hasanjuma on BC Housing
  • Dr. Vandana Shiva on food sovereignty
  • @RussellBrand on the incompetence of US president Biden
  • @jimchuong on how money is not real
  • @mental_wealth_press on how inflation is bullshit
  • Nitro X Meme Remixes/Bill Wurtz, Still a Piece of Garbage


This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, I’ve compiled an hour of music that every 35 year-old could sing along to. How fun!

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour is a radio program airing live to 40 coastal communities via CHLY 101.7FM from Nanaimo, BC. You can keep this independent media endeavor healthy and strong by setting up an automatic monthly contribution at chly.ca/donate

Here is the file, airing live on 101.7 CHLY Wednesday August 10th at 8am

  • Beck, Devils Haircut
  • The Black Keys, The Only One
  • The Flaming Lips, Do You Realize??
  • Pixies, Monkey Gone to Heaven
  • Pixies, Hey
  • Pixies, Where is my Mind?
  • Radiohead, Just
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, Tonight, Tonight
  • The Smashing Pumpkins, 1979
  • The Strokes, Someday
  • The Strokes, Last Night
  • The Vines, Get Free
  • Weezer, Buddy Holly
  • Weezer, Say it Aint So
  • The White Stripes, The Hardest Button to Button
  • The White Stripes, Fell in Love with a Girl

Marionberry Sweet and Sour

All over the map on today’s Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, CHLY’s best music selections between the hours of 8 and 9 every Wednesday for the past ten years.

here’s the file

  • Ricca Razor Sharp, Bohemian Rap City
  • David Byrne & Brian Eno, Strange Overtones
  • Zack Mexico, Suzuki
  • The Kinks, Apeman
  • Khruangbin, The Number 4
  • Connan Mockasin, I’m the Man That Will Find You
  • Homeshake, Every Single Thing
  • Foxygen, San Fransisco
  • The Lemon Twigs, Baby, Baby
  • Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin
  • Max Richter et al, Recomposed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Winter 1
  • Max Richter et al, Recomposed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Summer 3

Thimble Berry Sweet and Sour

Every Wednesday morning on CHLY 101.7FM at 8. Here’s an hour of amazing music minus the english language.

the file

  • Brigitte Fontaine, Le goudron
  • Brigitte Bardot, La madrague
  • Lijadu Sisters, Come on Home
  • Lily Chao, Picking Tea Leaves and Catching Butterflies
  • Slim Gaillard and His Orchestra, Yip Roc Heresy
  • Gillian Hills, Tut tut tut
  • The Barry Sisters, Vyoch Tyoch Tyoch
  • Leenalchi, Tiger is Coming
  • Marie Laforet, Marie douceur, Marie colere
  • Shintaro Sakamoto, まともがわからない
  • Shintaro Sakamoto, Extremely Bad Man
  • Khruangbin, Pelota
  • Molchat Doma, Судно
  • Laura Niquay, Moteskano
  • Silla and Rise, Aqittuq
  • iskwe and Tanya Tagaq, The Unforgotten

Raspberry Sweet and Sour

Live to 40 coastal communities on the big west coast every Wednesday at 8:00am PST! The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour is in its tenth year on-air!

The file

Here’s what went out over the airwaves on Wednesday July 13th

  • Benny Sings / Mac DeMarco, Rolled Up
  • Daft Punk, Something About Us
  • Mk.gee, You
  • Teebs, While You Doooo
  • Whitney, Red Moon
  • The Alchemist, Arrival
  • Doomstarks / MF DOOM / Ghostface Killah, Victory Laps – Instro
  • CZARFACE/ MF DOOM, Bomb Thrown – Instro
  • People Under the Stairs, The Love
  • Chali 2na, Comin’Thru
  • MF DOOM, Coffin Nails
  • Eric B. & Rakim, Keep the Beat
  • Abstract Orchestra, Accordion
  • Madlib, Stepping Into Tomorrow
  • Aesop Rock, Long Legged Larry
  • Noga Erez, End of the Road

If you didn’t know it, CHLY is listener-funded and the hosts are volunteers. Listener-funded means that since we aren’t taking major media conglomerate money, we aren’t beholden to supporting a consumer-capitalist narrative like all the other radio stations in this area are.

Every now and then, we ask you to pitch in some dollars so we can keep bringing you the independent content a well-informed public deserves.

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We cannot live in a world informed by the corporate media only. We need independant, critical-thinking views and reporting through a financially-healthy community-based media like CHLY.

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