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Cohen, Blockchain, Tribe, Trews

There have been some monumental happenings this past week, and The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour is attempting to cover all the bases.  We begin with some words spoken by Leonard Cohen in one of his final public interviews, set to the final song on his final album. Then our minds and hearts are wrenched by the reworkings of German pianist, Lambert which continues behind a TED talk given by Bettina Warburg, a Blockchain Expert and Co-Founder of the laboratory Animal Ventures. She explains what the heck the Blockchain is, and how it is going to radically change global economy. Music, music, music for a while, capping off with a track from A Tribe Called Quest’s newly released album (after 17 years!) entitled “We Got it from Here”.  Next is Russell Brand with an utterly jokeless and absolutely spot-on take on the American election results. Finalizing the program, set to J Dilla, is a little encouragement from me.

Leonard Cohen – String Reprise
Moderat – Bad Kingdom, Lambert Rework
Jacob Groening – Lambert’s Bad Kingdom
TED Talk- What is the Blockchain? By Bettina Warburg
St. Vincent – Laughing with a Mouth of Blood
Dan Deacon – When I was Done Dying
Dur- Dur Band – Halelo
Nobody – Wake up and Smell the Millenium
A Tribe Called Quest – Movin Backwards
The Trews – Russell Brand comments on US election results
Ashta & J Dilla

I’m quite happy with how this week’s production came together.

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Wed Oct 12 Hour of Tunes

The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour this week is another jam-packed hour of non-stop music!  I pipe in every now and then to tell you the artists. Here is a visual track list:

HNNY – Sunday
HNNY – Memory Tape One
Dirty Art Club – Fantasy Phone
Dirty Art Club – Napalm Skyline
Dirty Art Club – Dead Man’s Letters
Dirty Art Club – One Thousand
Onra – Ms. Ho
Junior Kimbrough – Meet Me in the City
Darondo – Didn’t I
Blonde Redhead – Cat on Tin Roof
Rubblebucket – Came Out of a Lady
Tune Yards – Wait for a Minute
Jonwayne – Andrew
Jehst – Bluebells
Dirty Art Club – Just a Memory
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Can’t Keep Checking My Phone
HNNY – Cheer Up My Brother

Here’s the link to stream online.

The SSVH has aired on CHLY 101.7fm every Wednesday morning since 2012. Listen live at 8am PST at www.tinyurl.com/chlyradio

Podcast Announcement & 1 Hour of Music

That’s right! The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour is now available as a downloadable podcast! Here’s the link to the RSS, or search for it on iTunes, or whatever podcast service you use.

As a special treat, I am offering a pre-release of  tomorrow morning’s show to demonstrate the benefit of this wonderful technology! This is the first time I’ve released a show before it’s air date. Seize the moment, and subscribe to the podcast!

There is one hour of music packaged up in this tight little bundle. Here is the tracklist!

  • Brigitte Fontaine – Le goudron
  • Willy Mason – Restless Fugitive
  • Badbadnotgood – Time Moves Slowly
  • Helado Negro – It’s My Brown Skin
  • Badbadnotgood – Confessions
  • Badbadnotgood – Kaleidoscope
  • Daedalus – Special Re: Quest
  • Libey Mas’aduley – Teranga Beat
  • Django Django – Skies Over Cairo
  • Sao Paulo Underground – Olhaloui
  • Arbes – Sun on my Back
  • Tune-Yards



SSVH: Major Variety

Did you know that we podcast downloadable episodes now? You can search The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour on your favourite podcast-getter. WHA-POW! Twenty-first century. My favourite podcast app is PocketCasts. Its likely the best $6.00 I ever spent.

This week on the show, from classical music, to new British releases and collaborations, right on through to a special edition of Rap News from the Juice Media. The show ends with a clip from a Real News Network  interview with Chris Hedges.
The RSS link is here.

Or stream online at mixcloud.com/ashta