Past Shows: January 2012 Archives

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Last of the crumpets

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If you're a Rose Cousins fan, you probably already know (and funded) her upcoming album We Have Made A Spark.. if not, you get your possibly first taste of the it on the show this morning.

Then it's the last of the Hot Tea Month tunes, by request from Terry in Fernie BC for T-Rex (insert rimshot) and Janyce in Kimberly asked for a popular Donovan tune.  And I also sneak in a little number by The Who.  Thanks to all who sent in their suggestions for tea songs!

And Rev. Al Green's Let's Stay Together album turns 40 today.

And Happy National Gorilla Suit Day... here's why.

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The center of my little world

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Lynn Miles is on the podcast this week (download, subscribe or iTunes), and for the show we go back for a tune to her album Night In A Strange Town.

Listener Vik in Vancouver alerted me to this fundraising project by Canadian writer Michael White (who used to live in Vancouver) for the first and only authorized bio for the famed British "twee pop" label Sarah Records... so that means playing The Orchids, one of Sarah's best bands. 

And following it up with another Sarah-related band The Hit Parade, who have been recording and putting out their own records since Sarah Records folded in 1995, whose lead singer Julian Henry is a PR consultant for famous people by day...

And new discovery for the Earlier music library: Josh Pyke from Australia!

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I got the news

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Happy birthday to Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies.. playing something from their breakthrough Trinity Sessions this morning.

And David in Terrace wrote in for a CSN (no Y) tune that doesn't mention tea, but certainly sounds like it should be played during a spot.

And I've toyed around with the idea of playing a very long cut from Steely Dan's Aja album, and now that a certain Toronto indie-rock band has covered the whole album - now is the time.  And thanks to listener Ian Martin in Burnaby for posting his thoughts on the whole affair.

Have a good weekend!