adventures in podcasting: part xxvii

Hello Friends - my apologies if you are looking for this weeks
podcast, with special Guests: the Toy Singers. For some reason, the
CJSR mainframe, which backs up every hour of radio, seems to have a 12
hour hole in it's backups from midnight januaury 26 to noon January
26. Makin Whoopee is right in the middle of that hole, so it seems
those recordings seemed to have gone missing!

I'll keep checking for them, and will hopefully have the normal
podcast, plus a special "Toy Singers" special episode, up soon.

Thanks and have a great day,


Jan 26, 2010 - Toy Singers

On today's show, Colin and I are joined by Aaron and Joel from Edmonton's own Toy Singers. There is banter, there is music!
Make sure you check out the Toy Singers in action this Saturday at Avenue Theatre on 118th ave!

Bardo Pond - Amanita - Sentence
WETDOG - Frauhaus - Tidy Up Your Bedroom
Swervedriver - Mezcal Head - For Seeking Heat
Surfer Blood - Astro Coast - Floating Vibes
Junior Bloomsday - Marygold 7" - Your Perfect Gene (feat. Cadence Weapon)
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - s/t - Janglin'
Elvis Bossanova - Hi, I'm Elvis Bossanova - Viva Las Vegas
Still Flyin' - Never Gonna Touch the Ground - The Hott Chord Is Struck
Silver Swans - Realize the Ghost - Are You Really On My Side
Toy Singers - LIVE - Thursday
Toy Singers - LIVE - The Beasts
Toy Singers - Demo 2009 - Family Rhyme
Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes - Yuppy Flu
Julie Doiron - I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day - Spill Yer Lungs
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - Two Weeks
the Methadones - Gary Glitter 7" - Gary Glitter
Toy Singers - Demo 2009 - Diana's Piano


the LYRA BROWN show

Here is an edited, 'Lyra Only' version of this weeks show, starring of course, Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Lyra Brown. Its about 30 minutes of an 'Interview' ( to use the term loosely. George Strombo we aint) and a Live, In Studio performance by Lyra, who rocks pretty good at 830 in the morning!

You can enjoy it here

Oh and check the heck out of Lyra Brown's Myspace for exclusive tracks and concert info!


Big ups to Chad and Lyra

Hello Listeners...er Readers...

I apologize for sounding out of it on the show this week. I'm battling
a bit of a bug, and Tuesday morning, whoa was it a battle. So I have
to give major Props to Chad for carrying the show, pretty much by
himself, and to our lovely guest and best friend of the show, Lyra
Brown. Let's face it, she could carry both of us!

Podcast will be up Friday morning.

Thanks for listening!



Jan 19, 2010 - Lyra for the Win

On todays show, Chad is fired up, Colin is fired down with space flu, but neither of that matters, as Edmonton Singer/Songwriter/Supergirl Lyra Brown is IN THE HOUSE! Its Lyra's second 2nd appearance on the show ( for the first, click here ), and this time she brings here 88, which Colin learns, is what musicians call a 'Piano'. She then dazzles us, and YOU, with some new songs, which you won't hear anywhere else....unless you're Lyra, in which case, you hear them all the time.

To listen to the show, or to download it, click here.

We'll also be posting a special 'LYRA ONLY' edit of the podcast in the next few days. So be sure to check back for that, or subscribe to the podcast, and you'll get it automatically.

Oh and check the heck out of Lyra's Myspace.

Best Coast - s/t - In My Room
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker - Amy
Land of Talk - Some Are Lakes - It's Okay
El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop - Heavenly Arms
Chloe Hall - Outside - Shipwreck
Hannah Georgas - Chit Chat EP - Thick Skin
the Mumlers - Don't Throw Me Away - Tangled Up In You
Thom Yorke - Twilight New Moon Soundtrack - Hearing Damage
Duplex - Worser - That's How We Make a Sandwich
the Flaming Lips - Transmissions From the Satellite Heart - Slow Nerve Action
Daniel Johnston - Rejected Unknown - Love Forever
Years - The Major Life
LYRA BROWN - LIVE - Mostly Only
Archers of Loaf - Harnessed in Slums
Stereolab - Switched On - Way Will Be Opening
Velvet Underground - Loaded - Who Loves the Sun?
The Famines - Sweet Treats - Live Sessions from CJSW - Free Love Is A Sales Technique
LYRA BROWN - LIVE - Vegetarian Veterinarian
LYRA BROWN - LIVE - The Outskirts of Optimism



Deadliest Prime Minister: Round 1 Results SO FAR

After weeks and weeks, we are almost nearing the end of Round 1 on 'Deadliest Prime Minister'; a highly advanced 4-D computer simulation in which all of Canada's 22 Prime Ministers face off in a round robin, winner take all, fight to the death! All Prime Ministers have been analyzed and plugged into the 'Deadliest Prime Minister Fight Matrix', where they engage in simulated combat 1 million times.

The first round matchups were chosen at random. For those who haven't been scoring at home, here are results:

Stephan Harper defeats Sir Mackenzie Bowell
Brian Mulroney mauls Sir John Thompson
Sir Charles Tupper embarrasses Paul Martin
Louis St. Laurent destroys Joe Clark
Jean Chretien grapplizes John Turner
Sir Wilfred Laurier atomizes Kim Campbell
Lester B. Pearson pulverizes William Lyon Mackenzie King
Alexander Mackenzie whackifizes Arther Meighn
Sir John A Macdonald Drinkifizes Richard Bennett

There are two more matchups remaining: Sir John Abbott vs John Defienbaker and our ROUND 1 FINALE - Robert Borden vs Pierre Elliot Trudeau.

Abbot vs Defeinbaker: after 8:30 am this tuesday LIVE on CJSR in Edmonton or On Demand on this website! Stay Tuuuuned!


January 5th 2009 - This is Sir John A'S house

On todays show, Chad and Colin reunite after the Holidays, and welcome everyone back to school, by complaining kids today didnt have to build their own cars. The Asia League Ice Hockey updates return, though still with no more wins for the China Dragon, and Sir John A Macdonald displays his mad 'Deadliest Prime Minister' Skizzls over Richard Bennett.

To listen to, or to download the show, click here!

Shirley Lee - Shirley Lee - London Ghost Stories
Silly Kissers - Halloween Summer - Easy Fantasy
Sally Shapiro - Sepration Anxiety - He Keeps Me Alive (Cadence Weapon remix)
Sean Nicholas Savage - Spread Free Like a Butterfly - Heart Wish
Hannah Georgas - Chit Chat EP - Chit Chat
Falklands - Stephanie 7" - Jeez Louise
Liam Finn & Eliza Jane - Champagne in Seashells - Long Way to Go
Little Girls - Youth Tunes 7" - Youth Tunes
Girls - Laura 7" - Laura
Matt Gigg & the Intellectuals - Planted - My Mind's Made Up
Anamanaguchi - Blackout City
El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop - Change of Heart
Greyscreen - Permastruct - From Heaven Fought Stars
Pavement - Trigger Cut Plus Two 7" - So Stark (You're a Skyscraper)
Gordon Gano & the Ryans - Under the Sun - Wave and Water
the Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead - Can't Say No
the Move - Nuggets vol II - Fire Brigade
Sonic Youth - The Eternal - Sacred Trickster


Colin Presents: Biggar 101

Now i wouldnt want you to think that while Chad and Lana filled in on the show, that i was out skippin around the farmlands, havin fun and doing nothing! I was WORKING dangit! So here is a little explanation of the slogan from my hometown of 'Biggar Saskatchewan'. Enjoy!