Theme: Vancouver Special
I didn't have an overall theme to this show, however I did start off each set with one of the albums I had purchased on my trip to Vancouver. And as I explained during the show I don't know the artist or title or my first song, I heard it on a Spanish language podcast and although the host says in English "Alan Clapp and his orchestra - Something strange happens" right before playing the song, I listed to an online version of that song and it isn't the same. Also the song doesn't contain those lyrics, the chorus is "leave all your old lives in the past". I have searched for songs with that lyric and haven't found anything. If you happen to know the song please tell me what it is, this is also a good incentive to listen to the podcast (remember you don't need an IPOD or even an MP3 player to listen, you can listen on any computer).
If you are thinking that it has been a longer than normal time between shows you are correct. After debating for a while, I finally decided to put a permanent fix on the ACL in my right knee that I tore a few years back. The surgery involved taking part of my hamstring and using that to replace the ACL. My last radio show would have been the day after my surgery, I was feeling pretty good that day but getting around the station would have been difficult, so it was probably a good thing I got a replacement for the show. By the way, the knee is feeling great, 10 days after the surgery and I'm walking without crutches, unfortunately I didn't come off the anesthetic very well and the pain drugs actually gave me headaches, nausea, and caused me to spend Sunday curled in the fetal position praying for death. As I said I'm much better now.
I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)
Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!
Theme: Grand McClennan spotlight
I had a few nice tidy sets for this show. The call and response set just kind of happened putting together a few of the new releases at the station with a song off of Derek's music blog (www.burymenot.com), I think the Cab Calloway song is the most well known song of this type.
The Grant McLennan set is pretty self explanatory, the reason for playing the Church is that Jack Frost consisted of McLennan and Steve Kilbey of the Church. In one of the articles I read about his passing it said that the Australian senate passed a motion recognizing his contribution to the country, that's cool.
There was also a set of music by some of the people who have been confirmed at the Hillside festival.