OFF TO NEW FINLAND
It's unbelievable. The CBC is going to strike. No Peter Mansbridge or George Stromboluffagus to tuck us in at night? I mourn for the nation. I'm hoping that this is a good move for the CBC: they sack everyone making crucial decisions, bring in some real media leaders and revamp the programming and HIRE SOME GODDAMN YOUNG PEOPLE and turn the CBC into a new generation of culture warriors. But it won't, and it'll probably last long enough to give the CBC a hard ass black eye for the rest of the decade.
I just hope it all clears up by the time I get back. For the next six weeks, I'll be away in Newfoundland working as the audio guy on a film called Before the Fall with award-winning experimental documentarian Ben Roberts. As far as the radio show is concerned, nothing will change...except for the free music factor, Six special shows have been prerecorded, and because CIUT's fundraising drive will take place almost as soon as I get back, I've decided to make all the music available to you FOR FREE. That's right, the musical contents of each show, for $0...all you have to do is email me your name and address to:
and I will send you a CD-R of any material you ask for. Just send me the title any of the mixes that you want, and you'll have them in the mail FOR FREE.
BUT there is a catch. If you order any of these disks, you'll be asked come fundraising time in October to contribute some money to CIUT for our broadcast budget.
Choose from the following playlists of the best from the blogsphere in recent weeks and months:
ESB CLASSICS VOL 1 (Playlist from 8/19/05)
DENNIS OLIVIERI - I Cry in the Morning
* The insturmental sample of DJ Shadow's "Six Days".
DAVID BOWIE - Secret Life of Arabia
* The most Eno track I've ever heard.
LIQUID LIQUID - Bellhead (DFA Mix)
*What's better than a classic is when a production team that propelled the art of the remix into divine territory remixes their idols.
PAUL MCCARTNEY - Check My Machine
* From McCartney's lesser known synth album, which Spoilt Victorian Child credits as the birth of drum n' bass..
BLONDIE - Cautious Lip
* A sexy tune from the Metric of our parents.
CAN - Vitamin C
* It's not Eno, but it's getting there.
VASHTI BUNYAN - Diamond Day
VASHTI BUNYAN - Winter Is Blue
VASHTI BUNYAN - Seventeen Pink Sugar Elephants
* A psych folk heroine from 1970 who only put out one album. She's come out of hiding, however, to work on some new tracks with the Animal Collective, as well as her own material for a forthcoming album.
KATE AND ANNE MCGARRICLE - La Vache Qui Pleure
* A beautiful French ballad that you're more likely to hear at the Blue Skies Holistic Festival than on the Eclectic Sound Basement.
TERRY JACKS - Concrete Sea
* The man responsible for "Seasons in the Sun" strikes again...twent- five years after his one hit wonder career dies.
LEONARD COHEN - Bird on a Wire (Live Somtime Somewhere before I was Born)
LEONARD COHEN - The Partisan (Live at Some Other Decade)
* Leonard Cohen live. before he went cheeseball with the synths.
MADELEINE CHARTRAND - Ani Kuni
* Ok, if there's any reason you should email me for any of these comps, it's this song. A hit back in '73 on Quebec radio, it's a native chant performed like never before. Recently repackaged as part of Satan Belanger's Vol 3: Tolla Freak Out compilation.
CONSTANTINES - Arizona
* It was the first song I ever heard of theirs, and I still contest that it's their best.
ESB CLASSICS VOL 2 (8/26/05)
THE ZOMBIES - Butcher's Tale
* Can't go wrong with a brooding song about withdrawl to start off a radio show.
T REX - Metal Guru
T REX - Buick MacKane
T REX - Pepsi Jingle
* Mark Bolan's endless world of studio outtakes.
SPINAL TAP - All the Way Home
* The "first single" of the world's original mock-u-band.
JOHN CALE - You Know More Than I Know
* It's a pity I didn't find this tune sooner. I coulda used this ditty to weather some rough patches.
TELEVISION - Blank Generation
* An early live recording that's gone down in the history books of NYC.
The following selections are all made possible by the CHRW archive in London, Ontario, celebrating London's almost forgotten punk and art rock scene of the 70s and 80s.
THE DEMICS - New York City
THE DEMICS - I Won't See You No More
THE DEMICS - The 400 Blows
* A group that could rival Simply Saucer as one of the best "forgotten" bands from Southern Ontario.
THE NIHILIST SPASM BAND - This Is A Test
* These cats are still around, making a name for themselves as one of the most interesting noise acts of all time. They "design" (read: break stuff) their own instruments. So earth shattering that Sonic Youth had to go on tour with them in 2002. That and they're all in their 60s.
'63 MONROE - The Battle
'63 MONROE - Yumpin'
'63 MONROE - Henry VIII
* Don't let their later hair metal look fool you...in the early days, they were considered the one of the best bands in London.
SPIRAL SCRATCH - Jimmy Was a Virus
* Scrappy, punchy punk from '83.
NAPALM BABIES - Jesus Enters
* This song scares the shit out of me, and will possibly get me thrown off radio.
THE HIPPIES - Nuclear Disaster
THE HIPPIES - How You Gonna Live
* Apparently, these guys were too cheap to put the title on their first and only album...but it's damn good music. Great chick singer and slack rock that could make you have an orgasm, if only you'd get off your ass.
NOSMO KING JR. - The Fool
* This tune is definitely more 80's than the rest of 'em, but hey, London was entitled to it's share of the good times, too, eh Willis?
ESB COVERS (9/2/05)
DEVO - Ohio (Neil Young)
THE UKRANIANS - Batyar (Morrisey/The Smiths)
!!! - Take Ecstasy With Me (Magnetic Fields)
TV ON THE RADIO - Mr. Grieves (Pixies)
THE BAND - Long Black Veil (Johnny Cash)
BISHOP ALLEN - Ring of Fire
UNICORNS - Can;t Get You Out of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
OF MONTREAL - Can't Explain (The Who)
OF MONTREAL - Know Your Onion ( The Shins)
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT - Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Judy Garland)
HANK COLLECTIVE - Be True to Your School (Beach Boys)
THE BLANKKET - He Ya! (Outkast)
LES MOUCHES - Close to You
ARCADE FIRE - Naive Melody (Talking Heads)
HERBIE HANCOCK - All Apologies (Nirvana)
ESB BEST OF VOL 1 (9/9/05)
SONIC YOUTH - Rouche Rumble
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - I Will Never See the Sun
SMOG - Hit the Ground Running
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
SIKTRANSIT - 99 Problems Cutup
DUCHESS SAYS - Cut Up
DAMON ALBARN - I Need A Gun
GORILLAZ - Dirty Harry
BARCELONA PAVILLION - How Are You People...
FINAL FANTASY - The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead
DEEP DARK UNITED - Zut!
CONSTANTINES - Blind Luck
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Set Us Free
ESB BEST OF VOL 2 (9/16/05)
THE ROWDEYMEN - Clap For the Wolfman
ZOOBOMBS - Jumbo
GRAND THEFT BUS - Room in Your Brain
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Bicycle Man
DEATH FROM ABOVE - Blood on Our Hands (Justice Remix)
SOULWAX - NY Excuse
Y PANTS - Off the Hook
NO DYNAMICS - Josephine Baker
NINJA HIGH SCHOOL - By Purpose Not By Plan
ELTON MOTELLO - Jet Boy, Jet Girl
GALAXY - Slashpile
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH - Zissou Society Star Cadets / Ned's Theme
RUSSIAN FUTURISTS - Our Pen;s Out of Ink
CARIBOU - Yeti
ARCADE FIRE - Intervention
ESB BEST OF VOL 3 (9/23/05)
OF MONTREAL - Sad Love
BLUES EXPLOSION - Hot Gossip (!!! Remix)
!!! - Get Up
THE JUAN MACLEAN - Shining SKinned Friend
LENIN I SHUMOV - Sebya v Sebe
HANGED UP - Klang Klang
^RYU vs KEN - Chun Lee Is the Girl For Me
^RYU vs KEN - AT the Club With M. Bison
^SIKTRANSIT - Futuresack
^SIKTRANSIT - All Your Bass Are Belong to This Song
EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND - Fat Sexy Guy
^SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMY - Oh Nous Cache Tous, On Nous Dit Rien
^SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMY - We Set Paris on Fire
^SEAHORSE LIBERATION ARMY - YeYe Cambodia
^These tunes are extremely rare and fucking excellent, and therefore you should ask for this compilation.
So, email me, and you get free CDs.
Talk to ya in six weeks...