Friday, August 18, 2006

The Highway Divides: Spo-Dee O'Dee Blows VII

so, there we go, the end of an era. The final Spo-Dee O'Dee (not counting Friday's fill-in on the drive). It's been a blast, and I can honestly say that I never played a song I didn't love. See you 'round the bend.
Here's what I played on August 18, 2006, on 91.3 FM, CJTR:

Hour One

Gotta Travel On - Jerry Lee Lewis
Pirate Cowboy - Deadly Snakes
Bring It On - Rodney DeCroo
Little Jerk - Kyp Harness - holy crap! Kyp Harness wrote a book about Laurel & Hardy! That's cool!
Often Is A Word I Seldom Use - John Prine
Wasn't Born to Follow - The Sadies
Our Love Will Change the World - Outrageous Cherry
The Blood in My Body - JF Robitaille
Faceless - Red Shag Carpet
Bentley Hilss - the Neins Circa
Jonquiere Tonight - Rah Rah
The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Heart - Sufjan Stevens
The Master Has Come Back - Damien JR. GONG Marley


Try Love - Cocoa Tea & Freddie McGregor
Ghazal - Niyaz
Beware of the Boys - Panjabi MC
Sunny Gal - John Millard & Happy Day
Old Backyard - Tyler Banadyga - Tyler doesn't seem to have a website, but it seems like he has more important things going on his life right now any way. All the best, T.B.!
Helpless - Buffy Sainte-Marie - Dear Buffy: We love you. Make more records and update your website, please!
Run Myself Right Out of Town - Holmes Brothers
Bellbottoms - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Work Out Fine - Joel Plaskett Emergency
Lazy Susan - White Hassle
Don't Blame Me - Snailhouse
Degrassi Theme - Andrew Vincent
Baby Let Your Heart Out - Royal City
The Highway Divides - the Parkas

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

What's the Word?

Well, folks, sad but true. Ye olde Emmet is packing up his good times, and heading out to the West Coast. Who knows what mysteries and frivolities await him there? This is much is certain, he's sure going to miss 91.3 FM CJTR. The final edition of Spo-Dee O'Dee will be tomorrow night, Aug. 17, 2006 from 8 to 10 p.m. CST/MDT. Hear a grown man cry.

And, hey, in case I forget, CJTR's annual fundraising event, Radiothon, is coming up in September. So don't forget to do your part and support one of the best things going in Regina.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Let Them Brush Your Rock & Roll Hair: Any Way the Spo-Dee O'Dee Blows #6

Again, I'm going to be doing the Spo-Dee O'Dee Files again, today from 4 to 6 p.m. on 91.3 FM, CJTR. So if you want more of the same, you know where to go.

Here what I played on August 10, 2006:
Hour One
Meet Me In The Bathroom - The Stars Here
Let the Good Times Roll - The Cars
It's Alright - Wayne Omaha
Fancy Claps - Wolf Parade
Cold Criminals - Pink Mountaintops
Bad Man - T-Model Ford
Contact High - Ike & Tina Turner
Headache - Frank Black
My Brother Is the Meatman - Royal City
Love Letter - Marcellus Hall
Laissez-Faire - AA Sound System
Drama Inside - Acid House Kings
Come My Way - St. Thomas
Don't Get Down - Hayden

Hour Two
Miss You - Rolling Stones
You're No Good - Dennis Brown
So Nice - Paper Moon
When the Sun Returns - More Plastic
Slow Stroke - Greg MacPherson Band
Golden Age of Radio - Josh Ritter
Wildlife Reservations - the Parkas
Halifax - Fight the Monster
The Hardest Walk - the Jesus and Mary Chain
What Goes On (live) - Velvet Underground
I'm Waiting for My Man - Zoobombs
Sink In Your Teeth - Kids These Days
Slide - Roger Dean Young & the Tin Cup
Comment Te Dire Adieu? - Fran├žoise Hardy & Serge Gainsbourg

Friday, August 04, 2006

Let's Wrestle This City To The Ground: Spo-Dee O'Dee Blows Vol. V

Here's what I played on CJTR on Aug. 3, 2006:

Hour One
It's Catchin' On - Joel Plaskett Emergency
The Walking Sponge - Fight the Monster
Saskatchewan - Big Buildings
Boston - The Minor Thirds
Wind Driving Dogs - Chad VanGaalen
3rd of December - The Book of Daniel
I Break Hearts - Leeroy Stagger
Second Son - Elliott Brood
God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash
Die By The Sword - the Volebeats
Lucky - Chuck Prophet
Nothing To Lose - Isabelle Antena
Le Responsable - Jacques Dutronc
Retour A Vega - the Stills
Ave Corinne - the Neins Circa
On Sunday - New Buffalo

Hour Two
Paris Be Mine - the Bicycles
Je Ne Te Connais Pas - Prototypes
Is She Weird? - Frank Black Francis
Paul Cries - Think About Life
Raised By Wolves - the Cansecos
All Fires - Swan Lake when I played this song, I mentioned that it was a supergroup with members of Wolf Parade and Frog Eyes, and some other band I couldn't remember at the moment...which would be DAN BEJAR OF DESTROYER!!! I can't believe I remembered the other stuff, but forgot Dan Bejar! You know, I saw him in a comic shop last time I was in Vancouver.
The Looks - MSTRKRFT
Dream - Alice Smith OMG, SO GOOD!
Thank Goodness for the Rain - Peanut
Love Has Got Me Crying Again - Denise James
Cry Like A Baby - Hacienda Brothers
Buying A Book - Joe Tex
Intoxicated - Kids These Days
La Fin Du Monde - the Hylozoists

A very special shoutout this week goes to the Mp3 blog, from whom I took much inspiration.

Reminder! I'll be doing the 4 to 6 p.m. drive show this afternoon, Friday, Aug. 4, on CJTR. Be there or be square.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I feel good! I feel bad! I feel strange every day! SUMMER READING

People have been asking me, "hey, Emmet, whatcha reading this summer?"
Okay, nobody's really asked me that, but, guess what? I'm gonna tell you anyway.

Adverbs, by Daniel Handler

No kidding, this is the same dude who writes those Lemony Snickett books for kids. This is a book for not-kids, howev, and it's sorta heartbreaking and wonderful. Great, terrific writing that's enjoyable for its own sake, but also fantastic stories that all sort of weave together in a pretty non-linear fashion.

Essential Avengers, Vol. 1, by Stan Lee & Jack Kirby (and others)

While it's not as wild and woolly and Stan & Jack's Fantastic Four or as pathos-ridden as theirIncredible Hulk, both of the same era, this is pretty fun 60s superhero team-up action. Some curiously meta stuff, like when the Wasp comments that Thor sounds like "a burlesque of a comic book superhero in Mad Magazine" (or words to that effect). And, of course, dynamite early 60s Kirby art.

The Lincoln Lawyer, by Michael Connelly

Wait a minute? Does Michael Connelly, he of the excellent, but stoic, Harry Bosch detective novels, have a sense of humour? This isn't exactly a "burlesque", as Janet Van Dyne might say, and it's certainly harrowing and two-fisted and all that you'd expect from a Connelly book, but it's also kinda funny.

Showcase Presents: Superman, Vol. 2, by Jerry Siegel, Otto Binder, Wayne Boring, Al Plastino etc.

Not nearly as brilliantly thrill-powered as the first volume, or as off-the-wall as Showcase Presents: Superman Family, Vol. 1, which features the late-50s/early-60s adventures of Jimmy Olsen, but I've fallen back in love with Superman lately, and this is still prime stuff. See Superman's soul-crushing return to Krypton! Krypto the Superdog's attempt to get Superman to propose to Lois Lane! THE OLD MAN OF METROPOLIS! Fun, fun, fun. P.S. There's a really good overview of the entire Showcase Presents series at FreakyTrigger.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


What up, peeps.
Just wanted to let you know, that this Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, I'll be spinning them Spo-Dee O'Dee goodies for yr afternoon listening pleasure from 4 to 6 p.m. on 91.3 FM, CJTR!