Yes, yes, I promised an update as soon as the show was over last week, but I got caught up in all kindsa things. Sadly, due to illness I missed Extermination Music Night at the Don Valley Brickworks last Friday, and I'm kicking myself in the pants. Check out pictures here and wish you had been there too.
I was well enough to get into the Halloween spirit on Saturday, donning a wig, old school audio gear and a revolver to round out my Phil Spector outfit. Goin' Steady's Monster Mash was outrageous and hazy as usual. Mediocrity Rules joined me and we twisted the night away. I cannot remember much of the rest, but I seem to recall on the walk home passing by a giant vagina. As Vice pointed out in their Guide to Toronto, this city is great for irony partying year round, so you can bet that when Halloween rolls around, the cream of the crop will be out on the streets yelling at one another in ridiculous clothing.
November is looking to compete with October for fantastic live music in the city. Our friends Spiral Beach released a new EP last night at the Drake and will be playing there every Monday night this month for free...with a free food to boot! Word is that these dudes are in the sights of bookers from The Boat and Wavelength, so keep an eye out for our favourite youngsters some high profile shows in the near future, particularly pn the 17th for Eugene Ripper's Fast Folk Underground.
I have picked up my tickets for Tom Vek, LCD Soundsystem and Quintron, but I'm hoping to catch more. There are a lot of toss ups...do I see Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings or Belle Orchestre on the 11th? Can I spend the money to see John Cale at the Lula Lounge on the 12th or 13th? Will I be able to see Echo and the Bunnymen or The Hidden Cameras stellar collabo with the Toronto Dance Theatre? All of these questions will be answered through this blog, so keep reading and keep tuning into the show every Friday at Noon ET on CIUT.
Here are some downloads for your consumption...
SPACEMEN 3 - May the Circle Be Unbroken
* Wow! Powerful tune from the psychadelic underground.
RAY CHARLES - Night Time is the Right Time
* This tune had us all shaggin at Monster Mash this past weekend.
DOLLY PARTON - Jolene
* She may have been workin 9-5 on getting breast implants in the 80s but in the 70s she was at the forefront of the country music crossover movement.
Next week is fundraising time. PLEASE TUNE INTO THE SHOW, CALL 416-946-7800 AND DONATE TO THE FRIENDS OF CIUT 89.5FM FALL CAMPAIGN! Campus radio is our lifeblood and without it, you'd have to listen to shit music and blah-blah news all goddamn day. You can win prizes, people...prizes!
A friendly message from our Communications Director Elaine Banks, who hosts the old school rock+soul show Pass the Dynamite on Tuesdays at 7pm.
The Friends of 89.5 FM Fall Membership Drive will take place from Thursday, November 3 to Wednesday, November 9, 2005.
CIUT 89.5 FM is listener-supported radio - that means you're an integral part of everything we do.
By pledging $25 or more and becoming a member of CIUT you'll be showing your love and support for an increasingly unique and important radio format.
Our pledge lines will be open during the membership drive and you can call: 416-946-7800, or toll-free: 1-888-204-8976 to donate, or you can pledge online anytime at www.ciut.fm/pledge.html. Don't forget to let us know what your favorite show is!
Our flexible payment options make it easy for you to become a member of CIUT 89.5 FM. We accept all major credit cards, cash, personal cheques and money orders.
As always, we'll have all kinds of great items to give to our members, including a swanky new t-shirt and other great swag - plus we'll be holding a draw for these amazing grand-prizes:
An Arts and Culture Super Pack, crammed full of gift certificates from: Pages Books, She Said Boom!, Come As You Are, Utopia Cafe and Grill, Festival Cinemas, the Bloor Cinema, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Il Fornello, Soundscapes, Hart House Theatre, The ROM, Roy Thomson and Massey Hall, and more!
Plus a $500 Via Rail gift voucher redeemable for travel to any VIA destination.
We'll also be giving away a Norco Yorkville Hybrid bicycle every weekday, courtesy of Bikes on Wheels, 309 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market.
So get in on the action and become a member of CIUT 89.5 FM during our Friends of 89.5 Fall Membership Drive, November 3rd to 9th!
Thanks for your support...and stay tuned!
Fall Membership Drive Coordinator
ESB PLAYLIST 10/28/05
THE STROKES - Juicebox
THE NOISETTES - Don't Give Up
BABYSHAMBLES - Arebours
HEROES AND VILLAINS - ESA 2000
TOM VEK - CC (You Put the Fire in Me)
TOM VEK - If You Want (Live from London)
LADY SOVEREIGN - Hoodie
0=0 - permit
0=0 - Difficult Histories Pt. 1
0=0 - Difficult Histories Pt. 2
THE COMAS - Invisible Drugs
THE CONSTANTINES - Draw Us Lines
THE CONSTANTINES - Soon Enough
THE CONSTANTINES - Working Fulltime
BLACK MOUNTAIN - Modern Music
ESB PLAYLIST 10/21/05
THE BARCELONA PAVILLION - Masters of Our Feelings
PUPPETMASTAZ - Mastaplan
JEANS TEAM - Hi Fans
JEANS TEAM - Keine Meoldien
OLD TIME RELIJIUN - Wolves and Wolverines
THE CREEPING NOBODIES - Your Likeness
NO DYNAMICS - Josephine Baker
THE FALL - Pacifying Joint
THE FALL - Clasp Hands
THE FALL - What About Us
THE DEADLY SNAKES - Gore Veil
PAUL MCCARTNEY - English Tea