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Creative differences... and why rock and wrestling don't mix

Craig.JPGShould Craig Cardiff's latest album have been called Floods and Flowers instead of Floods and Fires? Craig's daughter, Rowan, thinks so. They stopped by our studio to talk about what it was like to record an album at home.


L to R: Meg, Rowan, Jessa and Craig



Kiran pic.JPGWhen it comes to making her records, Kiran Ahluwalia travels far from her home of Markham -- her latest record, Aam Zameen (Common Ground) -- was recorded with the band Tinariwen, from Mali.

Kiran won her second Juno last week for World Music Album of the Year -- a big congratulations to her!


L to R: Kiran and Meg 



Win two tickets to see New Country Rehab play at the Black Sheep Inn on Saturday, April 14th or Sunday, April 15th... just email me your top pick for a Track to Start Your Saturday Night by Sunday at midnight (that's tomorrow, April 8th) for a chance to win!

Send entries (and any other questions, comments or hellos!) to



Ottawa rock band The Balconies have recently made the big move to Toronto... but they were back in their hometown for Junofest. I caught up with them at one of their favourite haunts -- Bridgehead Coffee -- and we fried up an awesome triple yolk edition of the 90 second egg (it is the Easter weekend, after all!)


L to R: Jacquie, Liam and Steve.


The band made their first music video -- Kill Count -- this year... but it turns out that rocking out in a wrestling ring is harder than it looks... especially keeping balance on a soft, moving mat! Check out the music video here on YouTube.


I'm often snapping photos from the week and posting them on Twitter -- be sure to follow me @meghw and the show @bandwidthCBC.


Have a great long weekend and see you next week!




Playlist for April 7, 2012


Theme: SHOULD'VE COME OVER - Hilotrons

THE LAW - Sue Newberry and the Law

INTERVIEW - Kiran Ahluwalia

MUSTT MUSTT - Kiran Ahluwalia

EGG - The Balconies

KILL COUNT - The Balconies

INTERVIEW - Craig Cardiff and Rowan Reymond-Cardiff

FLOODS AND FIRES - Craig Cardiff

MINI PROFILE - Andrew MacLeod from Years of Ernest

MY MOUTH - Years of Ernest

And the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

A GOOD DAY - The Brights