Oct 27, 2009 - Pre Hallow's Eve!

Today Colin was away on business....ROCK BUSINESS. He's in Vancouver seeing little known indie act "you too" or something...I don't know, I'd never heard of them either. So for a co-host I brought our good friend Bohdan in! We played a set of pre-Hallowe'en tunes about ghosts, our pal Satan and his evil soft rock powers, and of course, cold blooded murder! We also try in vain to get costume ideas from our apathetic (or terrified) listeners, talk about the Ghost Busters (not the ones you're thinking of), and time travel! Zounds!

Hope you like it, ghoulies!

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David Bowie - Scary Monsters - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Hearts - In Your Heart
the Dirtbombs - Billiards At Nine-Thirty - Born In a Haunted Barn
Beck - Stereopathetic Soulmanure - Satan Gave Me a Taco
Ryan Dahle - Irrational Anthems - Eek, It's Hallowe'en
Daniel Johnston - Continued Story - Casper
the Action - Shadows & Reflections
Driving Stupid - Horror Asparagus Stories
Orange Wedge - From the Tomb to the Womb
Satan & the D-Men - She'll Lie
Eagle Boston - Satan Highway
Mexican Institute of Sound - Pinata - Devil Mental
Pixies - Complete B-Sides - Evil Hearted You
Groovie Ghoulies - Go! Stories - (She's My) Vampire Girl
M83 - Saturdays = Youth - Graveyard Girl
Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit - Sukie in the Graveyard
Macabre - Gathering of the Tribe
Blitzen Trapper - Furr - Black River Killer
Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane - Molten Light
Lou Reed - New York - Halloween Parade

The smart thing to do is to start trusting your intuition.



The Best of Textbot: Volume 1

We get lots of Great messages here on the show: MANY of which don't have anything to do with what we are talking about on Air! SO I thought it would be fun if i posted some of the best messages TextBot has received, in a completely random and dissordly fashioned! Hence forth, Makin Whoopee Presents: The Best of TextBot: Volume 1

"Long Enough"
"Rareth and Saturb"
"Lettuce Sandwhiches are Very Popular in Japan"
"F*ck You"
"And No One is still going on about where he was born! You made that up you Tabloid! You are Yellow Journalism!"
"Sweet! Thanks"
"Play Some Good Music"
"4 Billion Dollars was a Steal. Play TMNT Mask by Chad Van Galen Please"
"Cash Register"
" I Once saw a dude jogging whilst smoking. He was also wearing chuck taylors, knee socks and short shorts. F*cking Hipsters"
"Chewing Gum. Second Guess is cash register. They had to Sell the Gum!"
" Hi "
"Does Kevin Du play for the China Sharks?"
" I believe 'zounds' is pronounced 'zoonds' as in a shortened form of 'Gods Wounds'"
"I'm listening too"
"F*ck You!!"



The Static Podcast?

Good day listeners! Just a quick update on the podcast: it appears
that the files saved kinda wonky, because half the mp3s are Static! So
I will swing by CJSR HQ to tomorrow to see if I can get new backups,
and the hopefully I'll have the podcast up this weekend!

ALSO Im trying a blog thru email thing right now! Viva the Internet!




Bowerbirds - Upper Air - Teeth
Owl Farm - Don't Stop - 7 Hounds
Big Sugar - Big Sugar - Come Back Baby
Lightning Dust - Intimate Light - Antonia Jane
Yellow Gold - The Mellower - And It Tried
Doug Hoyer - Bust Busy Busy EP - Meet Me At The Abandoned Hospital
Great Bloomers - Speak of Trouble - Young Ones Slept
Desert Boots - Best Rock Record - Pretty Lil Girl
Daniel Johnston - Rejected Unknown - Davinare
A.C. Newman - The Slow Wonder - Come Crash
Little Feat - Sailin' Shoes - Sailin' Shoes
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block - Up Against the Wall
Os Mutantes - Haih...or Amortecedor - Querida Querida
the Secretaries - s/t - Accident
Choir of Young Believers - This Is For the White In Your Eyes - Action/Reaction
Eels - Hombre Lobo - Fresh Blood
Best Coast - So Gone
You Say Party! We Say Die! - XXXX - Dark Days

George W. Bush's Tuesday Morning Fortune
Yer sense of humor will be key to yer success.


Could the China Dragon Lose the Entire Season??

We're are 1/3 into the Asia League Hockey Season, and EVERYONE is wondering the same thing:

Is it possible that the China Dragon, formerly the China Sharks, Lose ALL of their 32 Regular Season Games?

The Dragon are certainly on their way. After 11 games, they have yet to register a single point, with 11 regulation losses. While their Defence isnt the worst in the league ( 51 goals, 1 fewer than High1's League worst 1), the offence is appallingly bad. The toothless, Fireless, Dragon, have scored just 16 goals this season. Hard to put many points in the standings when you are averaging only 1.45 goals a game.

The immediate future doesn't look to get any easier for the Dragon. They face the under- performing Anyang Halla in their next series, and one has to think Halla is going to attempt to take full advantage to turn their season around. However, if the Dragon can eek out a victory, or dare we say, a regular season point, against last years Regular Season champion, it could go along way in saving their season.



October 13, 2009 - MULRONEY COMBAT

On Todays Show, THE THEME MUSIC IS DOWN, so we have to make do with humming it ourselves or playing Star Trek Music! We also get an Intern Named Derek, who brings us TimBits and provides us with some very good 'Deadliest Prime Minister' Information. We also ponder the possibility of the China Dragon going winless for the WHOLE of the Asian Hockey League Season.

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October 6, 2009 - Season 4 Premier!!

On Todays Show, Chad and Colin thank everyone who helped make their FunDrive show a big big success, and try to readjust to being at the station without dozens of people, and waffles and balloons ( actually the balloons were still there! ). They talk Musical Covers that Stephan Harper should do, Launch the 'Deadliest Prime Minister segment', and then try to figure out how its possible they were invited to read to Grade 7's at Crestwood Junior High, for a Literacy campaign.

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Dust Poets - World at Large - Opening Day
Little Foot Long Foot - Harsh Words - Stripper's Song
the Hoa Hoas - Sonic Bloom - Yellow Jacket
Sunparlour Players - Wave North - Battle of Ti
Nuke the Soup - Make Wave Not War - Ocean
Madcowboys - s/t - Into the Black
Reigning Sound - Love and Curses - Call Me
Falklands - Spring Break! EP - Lonely Soul
Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers - s/t - Nurse
Stephen Harper (feat Yo Yo Ma) - With a Little Help From My Friends
Cousins - Out on Town - Around Their Waists
Islands - Vapours - Vapours
Monsters of Folk - s/t - Say Please
Lightning Dust - Infinite Light - I Know
Rain Machine - s/t - New Last Name
Amy Millan - Masters of the Burial - Bruised Ghosts
the Gertrudes - Hard Water - Seymour
Eamon McGrath - Saint Sebastian - Cry Until Your Eyes Are Dry
Vivian Girls - Everything Goes Wrong - Double Vision

You shall know good fortune in the very near future.


Incoming! I mean...Up Coming!!!

Hello Friends! Quick update from Makin Whoopee HQ! 

 - I grabbed the wrong files for last week's fundrive podcast! I'll grab those and the new files for tomorrows show! Re live the excitement of this years Fundrive show ( full details will be posted with the podcast episode )

- First two Matches of Deadliest Prime Minister tomorrow! WEEE

- In a bizarre surprise, Chad and I have been asked read to Grade 7 Kids at Crestwood Junior High in Edmonton for their Campaign for Literacy! Apparently they get us, AND the Mayor! The Mayor is in good company

More stuff to come! Stay Tuned!


September 29, 2009 - FUNDRIVE 2009

Wow, I don't know what to say but thanks.

Thanks to all of our wonderful listeners who dialed in and donated for this year's FunDrive. Colin and I were simply astounded at the response we got this year! Thanks to you, we managed to pull in a whopping $3000 for CJSR! That is unbelievable, and we are so grateful to have such great listeners who want to keep community radio on the air in Edmonton.

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As for the playlist...well, I was pretty excited and kind of neglected to write everything down...So here is what I have to the best of my memory:

The Kinks - Lola vs Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part 1 - The Contenders
Elvis Presley - It's Now or Never b/w Make Me Know It -It's Now or Never
Atlas Sound - Logos - Walkabout (feat. Panda Bear)
White Mystery Signals - Power Glove
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - s/t - Home
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - Stax 50th Anniversary - Tramp
David Bowie - Don't Be Fooled By the Name - Good Morning Girl
Spiral Stairs - the Real Feel - Maltese T
Small Black - s/t - Despicable Dogs
Nancy Sinatra - Tonight You Belong To Me
Best Coast - Something In the Way
the Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers - Sway
Lynda Lyndell - Stax 50th Anniversary - What a Man
the Fiery Furnaces - Bitter Tea - Benton Harbor Blues
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe and Reduxe - Kentucky Cocktail
Christian Hansen & the Autistics - Power Leopard - You Me Him and Us

I sincerely feel this was the best show we've ever done, and I hope you feel the same. Thanks, my friends, and let's hope to do it all again next year!



National Arts Gala. Whos Who of the Artsy folks in this country. Yo Yo Ma. Surprise Musical Guest is.....Prime Minister Stephan Harper...wait...whats he doing that piano...wait...whats he doing with that microphone? O...Oh...Oh My.....WHUT THE F