Thursday, 17 November 2016

november 9 playlist (with guest host/programmer caitlin richards):

facio rictus et sebastian gandera - un soir…i (un soir)
federale - resurrection (music from la rayar)
einsturzende neubauten - the willy-nicky telegrams (lament)
meredith monk - under street (key)
jun konagaya - magnolia (organ)
lene lovich - freeze (flex)
abdou el omari - afrah el maghreb (عبده العماري)
pere ubu - road to utah (carnival of souls)
these immortal souls - i ate the knife (get lost (don’t lie))
crime and the city solution - keepsake (the bride ship)
dark carnival - i died 1000 times (the last great ride)

november 16 playlist:

mose allison - wild man on the loose (hello there, universe)
bill doggett - ol' mose blues (wow!)
leon russell - hummingbird (leon russell)
leonard cohen - blessed is the memory (songs of leonard cohen (bonus))
jacques brel - la lumière jaillira (integrale la boite a bonbons)
piet kee - hindemith: organ sonata no. 2 (hindemith & reger: organ works)
reginald foort - handy: st. louis blues (percussion and pedal: pipe organ in the mosque, vol. 2)
smog - butterflies drowned in wine (supper)
dan penn - don't lose your good thing (the fame recordings)
al green - look what you done for me (i'm still in love with you)
vashti bunyan - rose hip november (just another diamond day)
the deep dark woods - picture on my wall (jubilee)
sun ra and the blues project aka sensational guitars of dan and dale - batman theme (batman and robin)

Saturday, 5 November 2016

what a fabulous fundrive we had, thanks to you! most importantly, the station eclipsed its $105000 goal with the help of megahertz, harvey and the best donors, listeners, volunteers and staff in the world. i'm also pleased to say that i had my personal best ever fundraising hour (nearly $1900) on november 2, and was thrilled to be a part of den's highly successful fundrive debut with this is pop (not to mention the fact that he was amazing as the disorganizer on my show) as well as the third annual dancin' for dollars with luke from rockenrolleum. those to whom i/we owe a debt of gratitude are practically innumerable, but that by no means should suggest that they are not appreciated.

i'm fortunate enough, besides hosting this show, to be employed by cjsr as production coordinator, giving me the opportunity (with the herculean help of dozens of volunteers specializing in music, audio editing, production, writing, acting and scores of other talents) to produce a rather complex and enjoyable little radio serial (as well as the usual special promos, jingles and station ids our department produced), the twelve chapters of which you can hear here. this has been one of the most creatively satisfying endeavours of my professional life, truly putting the "fun" in fundrive. this superb fundrive means that i'll still have a job to come back to when i return from my brief vacation.

i'm extraordinarily grateful to everyone who donated their time, talents and/or money to this drive, including those who supplied my show with incredible giveaway prizes, which went to a handful of the show's donors. thanks to painter/shirt designer (and musician!) warren krick, my show's wonderful sponsor edmontone studio, the world class winspear centre, the eternally friendly and welcoming ritchie community league and moviehouse extraordinaire metro cinema.

on top of being an empirically successful fundrive, this one held a special meaning for me. in this past year, i've lost an amazing mom and gained a wonderful fiancee (who saved my bacon on a number of occasions during this very drive.) since the last fundrive, the station has gained, lost and in some cases regained some truly beautiful souls.

long story short, emotions. don't forget, said fiancee (caitlin from imaginary landscapes) will be filling in on next week's show while i'm out of town. in case anyone still cares, here's the playlist for november 2:

gene vincent - the beginning of the end (another saturday night)
amy van keeken & timeloop - all the time (all the time)
spinal tap - gimme some money (this is spinal tap)
jimmy smith - the cat (the cat)
the crazy world of arthur brown - i've got money (the crazy world of arthur brown)
thee midniters - money (in thee midnite hour!!!!)
? and the mysterians - can't get enough of you baby (the best of ? and the mysterians)
ray charles - one mint julep (genius + soul = jazz)
moondog - barn dance (a new sound of an old instrument)
the meters - sehorn's farm (the meters)
brinsley schwarz - surrender to the rhythm (nervous on the road)
the lonesome organist - king of the rail model 1895 trainset (collector of cactus echo bags)
albert schweitzer - bwv 565: toccata in d minor (bach: organ works)
the kinks - and i will love you (the great lost album)
daniel romano - i had to hide your poem in a song (mosey)
eddie and the hot rods - do anything you wanna do (life on the line)
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

october 26 halloween special playlist (hosted by his dark worship master frankengrinder as i, joe hartfeil, remain sequestered planning a fundrive defeat of the disorganizer and his evil cronies):

diamanda galas - la treizieme revient (the thirteenth returns) (saint of the pit)
atomic rooster - death walks behind you (death walks behind you)
frank de vol - house on haunted hill (trick or treat, vol. 9)
second hand - death may be your santa claus (death may be your santa claus)
the velvet underground - the murder mystery (the velvet underground)
gene moore - cast out devils (carnival of souls ost)
angus maclise - humming in the night skull (the invasion of thunderbolt pagoda)
gene page - finding love, losing love (blacula ost)
anna von hausswolff - evocation (the miraculous)
john zorn - the fall of satan (the hermetic organ vol. 3)
pictured: lon chaney makes the same face you'll make if you don't attend the winspear centre's halloween night screening of the hunchback of notre dame at 9:30, featuring live organ music by dennis james!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

september 7 playlist:

link wray & the raymen - scatter (early recordings (on chiswick rec.))
shirley scott - blue seven (queen of the organ)
steppenwolf - don't step on the grass, sam (the second)
margo guryan - someone i know (take a picture)
sister irene o'connor - mass: emmanuel (text: i.c.e.l.) (fire of god's love)
popol vuh - vuh (in den garten pharaos)
booker t. & the mg's - plum nellie (soul dressing)
buddy holly - valley of tears (buddy holly)
tom petty - cracking up (labour of love: the music of nick lowe)
wreckless eric - the final taxi (greatest stiffs)

september 14 playlist (with guest programmer/co-presenter pete the rocker, who dedicated his playlist to birthday boy dave finkelman):

jimmy smith & wes montgomery - night train (jimmy & wes: the dynamic duo)
willie and the walkers - (alone) in my room (willie and the walkers)
southbound freeway - don't go cryin' (from canada to clovis)
the animals - i'm crying (the animals on tour)
the e-types - put the clock back on the wall (nuggets: original artyfacts from the first psychedelic era, 1965–1968)
rick wakeman - catherine of aragon (the six wives of henry viii)
brian auger's oblivion express - inner city blues (closer to it)
the models - janie, you're wrong (the models)
yachts - yachting type (yachts)
booker t. & the mg's - green onions (green onions)
the magic mushrooms - it's-a-happening (nuggets: original artyfacts from the first psychedelic era, 1965–1968)
mort garson - taurus (zodiac)
pfm - chocolate kings (chocolate kings)

no new show on september 21.

september 28 playlist (tribute show to buster friendly):

howlin' wolf - who's been talking? (the london howlin' wolf sessions)
captain beefheart & his magic band - grown so ugly (safe as milk)
the sonics - diddy wah diddy (introducing the sonics)
bo diddley - black soul (the black gladiator)
dr. feelgood - the more i give (down by the jetty)
wreckless eric - it's a sick sick world (le beat group electrique)
john lee hooker - hobo blues (at detroit tube works)
the animals - boom boom (the animals)
earl hooker - galloping horses a lazy mule (blue guitar)
junior wells - universal rock (messin' with the kid)
magic sam - feelin' good (the late great magic sam)
tom waits - calliope (blood money)
reverend organdrum - strollin' with bones (hi-fi stereo)
allen ginsberg - september on jessore road (holy soul jelly roll vol. 4: ashes & blues)
booker t. & the mg's - jellybread (soul dressing)

october 5 playlist:

floyd cramer - let's go (gets organ-ized)
smog - vessel in vain (supper)
parliament - the goose (up for the down stroke)
the c.a. quintet - i put a spell on you (trip thru hell)
lene lovich - lucky number (the stiff records box set)
grant green - down here on the ground (droppin' science: greatest samples from the blue note lab)
the soft machine - a door opens and closes (volume two)
peddlers - horse's collar (hammond heroes: 60s r&b organ grooves)
listening - you're not there (listening)
jerry reed - wayfaring stranger (oh what a woman)
colin hare - just like me (march hare)
the meters - art (the meters)
terry riley - across the lake of the ancient word (shri camel)

october 12 playlist:
cantor joseph kanefsky - yom Kippur (oiumu malcanu zechor keeofer amachnu) (cantorials)
john patton - pig foots (mosaic select)
the graham bond organization - little girl (sound of 65)
florence mahon - ralph vaughan williams/john david edwards: rhosymedre (souvenirs: scarboro united church organ)
gruff rhys - christopher columbus (hotel shampoo)
fay hallam & the bongolian - i don't need to know you love me (lost in sound)
tindersticks - tea stain (tindersticks)
nico - konig (camera obscura)
brian eno - dead finks don't talk (here come the warm jets)
sun ra arkestra - there are other worlds (they have not told you of) (lanquidity)
amy van keeken & timeloop - uneasy (all the time)
sloan - shadow of love (the double cross)
raspberries - i can hardly believe you're mine (starting over)

october 19 playlist (co-programmed by caitlin richards of imaginary landscapes):

naomi barfield - wake up organ (the old pump organ)
michel chapuis - balbastre: la marche des marseillois et l'air ca ira (orgue de l'eglise saint-roch)
swell maps - let's buy a bridge (jane from occupied europe)
crime and the city solution - right man, wrong man (room of lights)
stereolab & nurse with wound - animal or vegetable (a wonderful wooden reason) (crumb duck)
evangelista - hatching (in animal tongue)
current 93 - jasmine (honeysuckle aeons)
leland w. sprinkle - the great stalacpipe organ (released independently through luray caverns)
vivian stanshall - how the zebra got his spots (men opening umbrellas ahead)
jonathan scott - saint-saens: organ symphony - finale (1895 t.c. lewis organ of albion church)

Thursday, 1 September 2016

august 31 playlist (with guest host/programmer al burant):

van der graaf generator - la rossa (still life)
soft machine - hope for happiness (volume one)
caravan - and i wish i were stoned/don't worry (if i could do it all over again, i'd do it all over you)
et cetera - et la musique tourne (et cetera)
jim gilmour - no sign (great escape)
john mclaughlin - take the coltrane (after the rain)
if - your city is falling (if 2)
the band - king harvest (has surely come) (rock of ages)
big elf - in the void (closer to doom)
i'm sure prague's franz kafka would have appreciated all the superb prog on al's version of the show.

Thursday, 25 August 2016

august 24 playlist:

daniel romano - maybe remember me (mosey)
townes van zandt - why she's acting this way (our mother the mountain)
jimmy mcgriff - the bird (groove grease)
mary jane leach - pipe dreams (for organ)
einsturzende neubauten - jeder satz mit ihr hallt nach (jewels)
baby huey - hard times (the baby huey story: the living legend)
johnny "hammond" smith - swanee river (talk that talk)
milt buckner - we'll be together again (rockin' hammond)
mary jane leach, author of the monumental pipe dreams, at the organ.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

august 10 playlist:

the kinks - lavender hill (the great lost album)
badbadnotgood feat. kaytranada - lavender (iv)
wild bill davis & his orchestra - organ grinder's swing (dance the madison!)
the crazy world of arthur brown - child of my kingdom (the crazy world of arthur brown)
denis bedard - prelude et toccata sur victimae paschali laudes (organ works ii)
john lee hooker - lonesome mood (if you miss 'im...i got 'im)
tangerine dream - resurrection (electronic meditation)
jacques brel - sans exigences (integrale la boite a bonbons)
margo price - hands of time (midwest farmer's daughter)
daniel romano - (gone is) all but a quarry of stone (mosey)
nick lowe - lonesome reverie (dig my mood)
lee hazlewood - no train to stockholm (cowboy in sweden)
sturgill simpson - i'd have to be crazy (high top mountain)

august 17 playlist:

luther allison - raggedy and dirty (bad news is coming)
the ernie freeman combo - fever/comin' home baby (ultra-lounge vol. 11 - organs in orbit)
rich kids - lovers and fools (ghosts of princes in towers)
paul revere and the raiders - i'm not your stepping stone (midnight ride)
shirley scott with stanley turrentine - the soul is willing (soul shoutin')
faust - dr. schwitters intro (the faust tapes)
richard bonynge et al - act 3 - no. 15: "seigneur dieu, que vois-je!'' (gounod: faust)
marnie giesbrecht - ronald hannah: five preludes for organ: ii. (northern arch)
joseph payne - aria con variazioni for keyboard in f minor, 'sebaldina' (johann pachelbel: complete organ works)
organist, drummers - organo de manzanillo (carnaval in cuba)
sergei zagny - old french song (pyotr tchaikovsky: children's album)
milt buckner - count's basement (rockin' hammond)

bonus- dr. otto plasty and belle southern's beauty-themed playlist for sounds of folkways on august 8:

swiss box with three beautiful silver bells - girl i left behind me (music boxes, carousels, and hand organ)
milton kaye - wedding of the painted doll (nickelodeon and calliope)
pete and mike seeger - the many-colored paper (indian summer: original soundtrack)
the stoneman family - the spanish merchant's daughter (anthology of american folk music, vol. 3)
lord invader - brown girl in the ring (classic folk songs for kids from smithsonian folkways)
joseph spence - brownskin gal (music of the bahamas volume one: bahaman folk guitar)
alan mills - shenandoah (classic folk songs for kids from smithsonian folkways)
clarence tom ashley & tex isley - the little log cabin in the lane (play and sing american folk music)
jean ritchie - the most fair beauty bright (precious memories)
prisoners at the ramsey and retrieve state farms, texas - mighty bright light (negro prison camp worksongs)
group of mbuti men - molimo song: darkness is good (mbuti pygmies of the ituri rainforest)
bill floyd - have you met miss jones? (the king of organs)
michael cheshire (reginald foort) - tchaikovsky: sleeping beauty waltz (pipe organ in the mosque)
tony almerico orchestra - clementine (cook's tour of stereo)
bambuti tribe (pygmy) - alima song (music of the ituri forest)
nelstone's hawaiians - fatal flower garden (anthology of american folk music, vol. 1)
bill & belle reed - old lady and the devil (anthology of american folk music, vol. 1)
am i crazy, or is that a lot of playlists?