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Feeling quite moody and eccentric this week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour! Having no apologies about the selections and settling into an artsy smugness about it. The sound starts off slowish and moves into a jumble of pulsing rhythms and cold vocals. If I were ordering a drink at Mo’s Tavern, I might ask for it served in a mans hat. The final fifteen minutes is a clip from Bjork’s new podcast, where each episode describes how she made each of her albums. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t completely effected. Can you hear it?

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The songs

  • Vansire, From the Subway Train
  • Ana Roxane, I’m Every Sparkly Woman
  • Stereolab, Come and Play in the Milky Night
  • Oklou, Galore
  • Broadcast, I Found the F
  • Cocteau Twins, Know Who You Are At Every Age
  • Cocteau Twins/Harold Budd, Sea Swallow Me
  • Chloe Frances, Grand & Stately
  • Kate Bush, Suspended in Gaffa
  • Frances Forever, Space Girl
  • Daisy the Great/AJR, Record Player
  • Sista Prod/Subvrbs, Eyes Blue Like the Atlantic
  • Mazie, Sippy Cup
  • Mazie, Dumb Dumb
  • Okay Kaya, Mother Nature’s Bitch
  • Polo & Pan, Nana
  • Grimes, Zoal Face Dancer
  • Bjork, Sonic Symbolism

Ween Week

I’m dedicating the entire hour to the iconic band WEEN!

Ween has been releasing music since before I was born, and has maintained a cult following since the early nineties. Their sound (over sixteen album releases) ranges from heavy metal to twangy country, to experimental drone, to cheesy love ballad to full-on screamo – sometimes all on the same album. Ween is mistakenly categorized as a spoof band, but I really think they’re a dynamic musical force that transcends all genres. They’ve successfully retained such a huge fan base that even today in 2022, they regularly sell out huge multi-night stadium events. ANYWAY! One of the many dedicated Ween tribute bands will be playing this Friday, August 26th at the Nanaimo Bar. They’re called Captain Fantasy  and pre-sale tickets are on sale now here: tinyurl.com/fridayween

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Here is the songlist

  • Ween, Did You See Me?
  • Ween, A Tear for Eddie
  • Ween, She’s Your Baby
  • Ween, The Argus
  • Ween, The Mollusk
  • Ween, Exactly Where I’m At
  • Ween, Even if you Don’t
  • Ween, Tried and True
  • Ween, Ocean Man
  • Ween, Gabrielle
  • Ween, Transdermal Celebration
  • Ween, Stay Forever
  • Ween, Flutes of Chi
  • Ween, Mutilated Lips
  • Ween, The Grobe
  • Ween, Oh My Dear

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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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

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