Dec 29, 2009 - Goodbye 2009!

On Todays show, Colin has buggered off to Saskatchewan, so Chad is joined by special Guest host: Lana! Chad counts down his favorite songs of 2009, and both of them prep you lovely people for the new year!

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Apostle of Hustle - Eats Darkness - Xerses
Best Coast - Something In the Way
Atlas Sound - Logos - Walkabout (w Noah Lennox)
Christian Hansen & the Autistics - Power Leopard - High School is Over
Uh Huh Her - Common Reaction - Common Reaction
Tegan & Sara - Sainthood - The Cure
Harlem Shakes - Technicolor Health - Technicolor Health
Hayden - The Place Where We Lived - Let's Break Up
Lyra Brown - s/t - Easy
Dan Magnan - Nice Nice Very Nice - Road Regrets
Joel Plaskett - Three - Through & Through & Through
Antony & Bryce Dessner - Dark Was the Night - I Was Young When I Left Home
Most Serene Republic - ...and the Ever Expanding Universe - No One Likes A Nihilist
Patrick Watson - Wooden Arms - Big Bird In a Small Cage
Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes - Some Are Lakes
Jenn Grant - You'll Go Far - You'll Go Far
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels - Pulling On a Line
Reverie Sound Revue - s/t - We Are the Opposite of Thieves
Small Black - s/t - Despicable Dogs
Wye Oak - The Knot - Siamese
Volcano Choir - Unmap - Island, IS

The pleasure of what we enjoy is lost by wanting more.

For some reason during the show, I called Patrick Watson's latest album "Beijing", and not "Wooden Arms". I don't know why, I must have been sleepy. 'Beijing' IS in fact a sweet tune off of Wooden Arms, and in fact the first song from the record that I played on the show this year. FACT. I am dumb. DOUBLE FACT. -chad


Dec 22 2009 - Big Sugary Xmas!

On Todays show, we have a special special Christmas treat, as CJSR's 'Mick Sleeper', who hosts 'Bass Culture' ( monday nights, 8pm ) drops by and shares with us some rare Big Sugar tunes. Mick Sabotages Chad's Dog Sled, but Chad perseveres, and All Three lads wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

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the Choir Practice - Do the Mint Twist - Red Fox
Dana Wylie Band - Unruly Ones - Hometown Boy
Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels - Pulling On a Line
OPM - Menace to Sobriety - Unda
She & Him - Volume One - Why Do You Let Me Stay
Wyld Bunch - s/t - Last Day of School
Big Sugar - Rare Sugar - Shot in the Dark
Big Sugar - Chauffe a Bloc - Je Suis Cool
Beck - Just Say Noel - Little Drum Machine Boy
Big Sugar - Rare Sugar - Mudless Children
Elvis Presley - Elvis Christmas - Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me
Jezibelle - Love & Other Gore - Public Display
Dukes of Dixieland - New Orleans Christmas - Holiday time in N.O.
XTC - Just Say Noel - Thanks for Christmas
Nix Dixons - s/t - Curtis Zombie Movie
Albert King - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
James Brown - Soulful Christmas
Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today


Downtown Lyra Brown!

So i was wondering through City Centre Mall the other day, naturally doing some semi last minute Christmas Shopping, when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Lyra Brown Performing NEW YEARS EVE!?!? Yup! One of our favorite Artists is performing New Years eve, at Churchhill Square as part of the City of Edmonton's New Years eve bash! She'll be on the CBC Center Stage from 9pm till 945pm.

If you've never seen Lyra live, i suggest you do so! As one of the commenters to the blog put it, 'She is Awesome!'

Oh and if you missed her live appearance/performance on our show in July, you can dig that here and check out her myspace


Special Feature: The Edmontonian on Makin Whoopee

On December 8th, we were happy to welcome Jeff from the very popular news bloggery site www.theedmontonian.com. Here is an Edited down version of that show, without the music and ads. Listen to Jeff describe the blog, describe what possessed him to start the blog, and what has been the most talked about news story he's done, PLUS some normal random Makin Whoopee esque commentary!

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Dec 15, 2009 - Octonuts

On Todays Show, Chad and Colin have to survive not only a) the winter but b) doing a radio show SANS THE INTERNET! No Internet means No Asia Hockey Update, No Deadliest Prime Minister, No Text Bot Trivia, and the lads making up their own weather forecast. However, they do investigate with the help of the Listeners, the strange story connecting Octopus to Coconuts.

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Corb Lund - Losin' Lonely Gambler - Long Gone to Saskatchewan
Katalin Kiss - A Happenstance - A Happenstance
the Fast Romantics - s/t - Soup Song
Electric - Mantra - Stones in My Head
the Proclaimers - Notes & Rhymes - Images of Sin
Manraygun - Everything is Temporary - Goodman Brown
the Litter - Distortions - Watcha Gonna Do About It
Corvina - Well Hung: Garage Rock Explosions from Communist Hungary - A tüz
Screeching Weasel - My Brain Hurts - Teenage Freakshow
Azeda Booth - Tubtrek - Samoan Girls
Young Galaxy - Invisible Republic - Queen Drum
Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind EP - Graze
Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard - One Fast Move and I'm Gone soundtrack - California Zephyr
100 Mile House - From Fall to Fall - Broken Flowers
Neil Young - Dreamin' Man Live '92 - Dreamin' Man
Fink - Distance & Time - If Only
the Pines - Tremolo - Heart & Bones


Interview with Anyang Halla Scout: Samuel Kim!

Ever since we started covering the Asia League of Ice Hockey, i've sent dozens, heck HUNDREDS of dozens of emails to various teams, league offices, asking for information, prizes or just someone i could talk to about the lovely league. Well guess what friends; I finally got a response, and was put in touch with Samuel Kim, who works as a Scout and Interpreter for Anyang Halla. Not only that, Samuel hosts an NHL show on SBS Sports, a cable channel in South Korea!

Samuel was good enough to answer a couple of questions about the Asia League! Check it out!

(Makin Whoopee) Whats the Audience Like for the league? Are the fans that attend many of the games die hard hockey fans, or are they mostly casual hockey fans?

(Samuel Kim) Since the league run by three different countries(Japan, Korea, China) the fans and the audience are little different. Fans in Korea(especially in our home, Anyang) remindes me a leafs fan in ACC. They are very loud and gets into the game. Japan is different. They like to stay quiet but with little cheers. I would say casual, but well-mannered. As for Chinese, hockey is not really familier for them, but still like to cheer hard for their own team.
It's always fun travelling three different countries. Our import players love it as they don't get to travel by Air too often.

How popular are Halla and High1 compared to the Japanese teams?

Well, I would say each clubs are popular to their own country. Halla is the most popular hockey club in Korea but also well known to Japanese people. High1 joined the league only 4~5 yrs now, but the owner(mother company) is runned by popular resort company and they also sponsors other sports such as Judo, Ski, and ski jump ect.
As for Japan, Oji Eagles, Cranes, Ice-bucks, Freeblades are all important for our league too. I would say Eagles and Cranes are most popular for Korean hockey fans.

Is there a rivalry between Halla and High 1?

Yes. defenitly. Every game between Halla and High1, is sold-out. It's unbelivable atmosphere and fans go crazy. The game get intense too.

How much does the average Asia League Player make, and how much would it cost to purchase/operate a franchise in the Asia League?

It depends on each players. Domestic players gets from $25,000~80,000 (if you convert to USD) but imports makes more.

Who is the best player to EVER play in the Asia League?

Well. It's hard to say since lot of good quality players played here before. Former NHLer had good seasons including Esa Tikkanen, Zednek Nedved, Shane Endicott, and Derek Plante. Currently, I think Brock Radunske is a best player right now. He is big and has tremondous of skills. I still think that Oilers made mistake not giving him a chance to play for the big league.

How is it that China, which is a pretty proud country, has such an awful awful awful hockey team???

As you might heard before, San Jose Sharks sponsored the Chinese team until last season. But since the two parties had some dispute, Sharks pulled out. It's sad to see, but I think Sharks is looking to open an another team in China or Hong Kong (or Korea) in very near future.
The future of Asia League is not that bad !

Big thanks to Samuel Kim and Anyang Halla for responding to our email! We will definately be pressing him for more information, and, maybe, just maybe, see if we can arrange a phone interview for the show!

If you have any questions YOU'D like answered about the league, post them below and we'll Ask Mr. Kim!



Dec 8th, 2009 - Jeff 1, Snow Wolves 0

On Todays show, Chad and Colin are unpleased to tell you that Winter has Edmonton in its Icey Grip, but VERY Pleased to welcome Jeff from www.theedmontonian.com to the show. The Lads talk Spaceports, Asian Hockey, Snow Wolves, Danishes, and Jeff displays a peculiar knowledge of Prime Minister Arthur Meighn.

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Woodhands - Live Session - Dancer (Live)
Hot Panda - Volcano...Bloody Volcano - Cold Hands, Chapped Lips
the Choir - Nuggets, Vol. 3 - It's Cold Outside
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash - Cold Son
Fleet Foxes - s/t - White Winter Hymnal
M83 - Before the Dawn Heals Us - In the Cold I'm Standing
Modest Mouse - the Moon & Antarctica - The Cold Part
Chavez - Better Days Will Haunt You - Cold Joys
Al Green - Let's Stay Together - I've Never Found a Girl
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - s/t - 40 Day Dream
Tamaryn - Mild Confusion 7" - Mild Confusion
Small Sins - s/t - We Won't Last the Winter
Tom Waits - Frank's Wild Years - Cold Cold Ground
Bob Dylan - New Morning - Winterlude

A financial venture will turn a profit sooner than expected.


December 1, 2009 -DRAGON WIN

Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Terminal Romance - Building a Boat
She & Him - Volume One - Why Do You Let Me Stay
Pine Tarts - Get Out of Your Basement - Aurora Borealis Lit A Path
Colin James - Colin James & the Little Big Band 3 - Night Is Young & You're So Fun
Dropkick Murphys - Warrior Code - Tessie
Wide Mouth Mason - Shot Down Satellites - Unfold
Young & Sexy - Stand Up For Your Mother - Stand Up To Your Mother
Jessie Ross - Strange
Hannah Marcus - Black Hole Heaven - Lot 309
Falklands - Stephanie 7" - Stephanie
Let's Dance - Crazy/Sweet Kiss 7" - Crazy
Neil Young - Flying On the Ground Is Wrong
T-Rex - Electric Warrior - Cosmic Dancer
Pixies - Doolittle - Gouge Away
the Fast Romantics - s/t - Sleepy Jean
Vagina Panther - s/t - Eye of Inez
We are Wolves - Invisible Violence - Dreams
Echo & the Bunnymen - The Fountain - Forgotten Fields
the Disciplines- Smoking Kills - Best Mistake
Reverend Horton Heat - Laughin' & Cryin' - Please Don't Take the Baby to the Liquor Store