6.25.2012

June 25th, 2012

On today's episode, Chad reports about his adventures in Calgart for the 2012 Sled Island Festival, and the boys seek out summer fun tips.  Also, a new number for Textbot!

Shuffle Demons - Clusterfunk - Way After Midnight
Travis Bretzer - Making Love - Bored In the U.S.A.
B.A. Johnston - Songs for a Stewardess - Fly the Friendly Skies
Shotgun Jimmie - The Onlys - Summer Sound
Superchunk - This Summer - This Summer
Lettuce - Fly - Bowler
Beck - I Just Started Hating Some People Today
Kelly Hogan - I Like To Keep Myself In Pain - I Like to Keep Myself in Pain
the Utilities - Flint - Eyesopen / Eyesclosed
Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle - Web In Front
Chelsea Light Moving - Burroughs
the Lijadu Sisters - Sunshine - Come and Dance
Music Maul - BOXY - Second Story
Cadence Weapon - Hope In Dirt City - No More Names (Aditi)
Teams - Love Distance
Dirty Ghosts - Metal Moon - Ropes That Way
Force Fields - How Did We Even Get Here? - Robot Milk
Cadillac Spring - PIXXX 3 - Acrid Tone
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Mirror Traffic - Stick Figures In Love

6.18.2012

June 18th, 2012 - Welcome to Mondays

Owls - Daughters & Suns - Welcome To Monday
Dump - Raspberry Beret
Cookie Duster - When Flying Was Easy - Standing Alongside Gone
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Americana - Get A Job
Geist - Fissures - Fissures
Cobra & Vulture - Vocare EP - Craftsmen
Cold Warps - Slimer 7" - Dream Creepin'
Jaill - Traps - House With Haunting
Canailles - Manger du bois - La Route
Matthew Barber - Songs For the Haunted Hillbilly - Father & Son
Tim Burgess - Pet Sounds Revisited - Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
Bryan Joseph - 7" - Halo of God
Yankee Yankee - PIXXX 3 - Memory Fades
Question Mark & the Mysterians - 96 Tears
Deerhoof - Deerhoof Vs. Evil - Behold a Marvel In the Darkness
Shout Out Out Out Out - Spanish Moss and Total Loss - This Isn't Helping
Veszel - Cigarettes - Come On Now
Hinterlandband - Bon Echo - The Marauder
the Cribs - In The Belly of the Brazen Beast - Jaded Youth
Grass Widow - Internal Logic - Under the Atmosphere
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon - House Shape
Ian Tyson - Raven Singer - Rio Colorado
King Tuff - s/t - Bad Thing

6.14.2012

Moving to Mondays and an Explanation from Colin


Hello Makin Whoopee Listeners!

How are ya? Is that a new hat? I love your hair! Okay enough with the pleasantries. If you've been listening to the show the last couple weeks, you probably already know this, but if you haven't then GUESS WHAT PEOPLE! Makin Whoopee, is moving to MONDAY MORNINGS, starting this Monday June 18th. We did the ol switcharoo with 22 and 50 Songs ( which will move to Tuesdays). If you dislike change ( and who doesn't) fear not; the only thing that is changing about the show is the day. Everything else: Chad, Me, Textbot will be the same.

You might be thinking 1 of 2 things: A) Why the move and B) Where the bleep is Colin and how come he isn't on after 8am? I don't think I've ever addressed this on the blog, which I apologize for. You wonderful listeners deserve an explanation!

Every CJSR DJ/Reporter/Radio Personality is Volunteer, which means most of us have day jobs. Back in January of this year, not only did I switch day jobs, but switched careers! This meant I had to do some training, so I was off the show for quite a while, but I was able to come back! However, In May, I switched jobs again! Which meant another round of training and new job hours, which are actually earlier than my previous job. My workday starts at 8am, which is why i've only been on the show from 7am to 7:45am, leaving poor Chad to carry on the show by his lonesome.

So thats where I've been. Why the move to Mondays? Well, recent changes at my new job made it IMPOSSIBLE for me to continue doing the show on Tuesdays. When the changes came out, I was left with 2 options: a) Quit the show, which would effectively be the end of 'Makin Whoopee' (Chad and I both agree that if someone leaves, the show is kaput) OR b) see if Chad would be interested in doing the show a different day, and attempt to trade mornings with another CJSR Morning show host.

Now I'll be honest with you people; I have a BLAST Doing the show. I love hangin out with Chad,  giving away goofy prizes, getting texts and tweets from listeners, and bombarding you with ridiculous nonsense. Its a joy, an honour, and a privilege, to be on CJSR during a coveted morning slot and have people listening to your rambling nonsense. It's hard to explain just how cool it feels to know that people have 1000 different things to listen to or watch in the morning, but out of all those, they choose to listen TO YOU. It is very humbling, and you'll forgive me if I am loathe to give something like that up. So, I decided to pursue option "b".

Luckily, Chad was onboard, and Mel, from 22 and 50 Songs, didn't so much as hesitate when I asked her if she would switch us mornings. A quick thumbs up from the CJSR Programming Committee, and Voila. Makin Whoopee on Monday Mornings, Starting June 18.

So, does that mean I am back on the show full time? Well not quite yet. I still have a bit of training to finish, but I have been told once I can fulfill certain obligations, I can get the extra hour off and be back on the show full time. Which I think is fair. And seeing as how the show is a Volunteer gig, the paycheck, unfortunately has to come first. In any case, I am hoping to return to the show full time in late summer/early fall, and am confident this will be the case.

In the mean time, I hope you will come with us as we Journey to Mondays! Chad, Textbot, the CJSR Complaints Bear and I are all looking forward to it. Also, I have to give a big heartfelt thank you to Mel Z, who basically saved the show, and to Chad, for putting up with all this nonsense. I may owe him a Kidney. Or Danishes 4 life.

Thanks for all your support, and we'll see you bright and early Monday Morning at 7am.

Your Pal,

Colin



6.05.2012

June 4th, 2012 - Ch-ch-changes

On today's episode, Colin & I made a special announcement:  Makin' Whoopee is moving!  That's right, starting on June 14th, you'll be able to hear us every Monday from 7-9am!

Mode Moderne - Strange Bruises - Nightly Youths
Evans the Death - s/t - Sleeping Song / So Sorry
Cookie Duster - When Flying Was Easy - Daddy's Got the Medicine
Scenic Route to Alaska - All These Years - Mountains
Gaz Coombes - Pet Sounds Revisited - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
Grass Widow - Internal Logic - Under the Atmosphere
Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion - Heavy Hands
Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station - Headstrong Crazy Fools
Travis Bretzer - Making Love - Billie & I
Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Mirror Traffic - Asking Price
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon - Through the Trees Pt. 2
Zoltan Cascis - Claire de Lune: Debussy Favourites - Le plus que lente
King Tuff - s/t - Keep On Movin'
White Lung - Sorry - St. Dad
Dr. John - Locked Down - Iceage
Andre Williams & the Sadies - Night & Day - Your Old Lady
the Black Seeds - Dust and Dirt - Dust and Dirt
the Lions - Sampler - Let's Go Out Tonight
Apollo Ghosts - Landmark - I Followed the Rules and I Got Everything
White Fence - Lagniappe Sessions - Esprit de Corps [The Peep Show]
Cobra & Vulture - Vocare - Early Adopter
the Mynabirds - Generals - Body of Work