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This is my last Random Nation episode in a little while.  Thanks to Curtis Fowke for providing a pin cushion to poke my last few needles into.

Artist – Track Title – Album * = Canadian

*Women – Shaking Hands – Women

British Sea Power – Fear of Drowning – The Decline of the British Sea Power

Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling into Place – In Rainbows

*King Khan and the Shrines – 69 Faces of Love – What Is?!

Silver Jews – Strange Victory, Strange Defeat – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Iron and Wine – Cinder and Smoke – Our Endless Numbered Days

*Patrick Watson – Fireweed – Wooden Arms

Fleet Foxes – Mykonos – Sun Giant

Wilco – I am Trying to Break Your Heart – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Sun Kil Moon – Four Fingered Fisherman – Tiny Cities

*Pink Mountaintops – The Gayest of Sunbeams – Outside Love

No Age – Eraser – Eraser 7inch

The Heavy – Coleen – Great Vengeance and the Furious Five

XDS – Royal Fantasy Show – Forest Field

Pick of the Week: No Age

Sasquatch pre-amp!

Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Second last Random Nation show, 20 minutes late, one exam left, one sweet rad co-host, I saw Neil Young on the 26th.

Artist – Track Title – Album * = Canadian

*Do Make Say Think – Outer Inner Secret  – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn

Cotton Jones – Up a Tree (Went This Heart I Have) – Paranoid Cocoon

*Lhasa – Bells – Lhasa

Silver Jews – Candy Jail – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea

Condo Fucks – This is Where I Belong – Fuckbook

Black Keys – Her Eyes are a Blue Million Miles – Flaming Lips/Black Keys 7inch split (released all special like for Record Store day)

*Shotgun Jimmie – Mind Crumb – Still Jimmie…

*Sick OH! and the Community de Catalyst – From these Hands Bringing the Devil – Sick OH! and the Community de Catalyst. (Local artists who’s infamy knows no hold)

Micachu -Eat Your Heart – Jewellery

Azure Ray – The Drinks We Drank Last Night – The Drinks We Drank Last Night 7inch.

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s – Hysteric – It’s Blitz!

Micheal Liggins and the Supersouls – Loaded to the Gills – Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities LP

Prince – Sometimes it Snows in April – Parade/ Under the Cherry Moon

Pick of the Week: Sick OH! and the Community de Catalyst. No link could be found, but if you’re lucky she may appear in a re-incarnation.

Sasquatch pre-amp! (thanks to Mama Sheen for this nod)

Dent May and his Magnificent Ukulele!

Oh man, Saturday’s Sled Island pre-party/fundraiser was fucking amazing. I didn’t think Fucked Up could top their last year’s Sled Island show where he preformed with a still bleeding forehead injury, self induced by smashing a beer bottle, smashing a beer bottle on himself. However, I was proven so very wrong and for the first time in my life I was ok with it. The energy, the climbing, the pant dropping, it was cloud 9 1/2. Endangered Ape and The Sharp Ends preformed mind blasting sets as usual. Pretty much best ever.

This weeks playlist:

Wilco – Radio Cure – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

*Eric’s Trip – Universal Dawn – Purple Blue

*Richard Laviolette and his Hollow Hooves – Stop Dancing – Aging Recycling Plant

Volcano Suns – Room with a View – All Night Lotus Party

*The Pine Tarts – City – Faux Foxes

*Plunt – Boner – Plunt

*The Bayonets!!! – Bus Link – NO ALBUM YET! GET ON IT BAYONETS!!!

Meercaz – Unlust – Meercaz

*Johnny and the G Rays – Trying to Change My Head – Every Twist Reminds

Telekinesis – Tokyo – Telekinesis!

The Love Language – Sparxxx – The Love Language

*Joel Plaskett – Though and Through and Through – Three

Pick of the Week:

Richard Laviolette and his Hollow Hooves!

Sasquatch Pre-Amp

Fleet (mother fucking- not that they would use that language…) Foxes.

So excited.

This week I had meetings with a bunch of MLA’s. Two of which I follow on twitter. I used my superhero song again and again. In fact I carried a boom box in with me to play my superhero song. It was pretty ‘illin, ‘illin like Fresh Prince of Bel Air style. Word.

Artist – Song – Album * = Canadian (order in play order)

Philip Glass – Protest and Evening Song – Satyagraha

Rockwell – Deer Hunter Camp 17 – Anni Rossi

Bonnie Prince Billy – Beware Your Only Friends – Beware

*Doug Paisley – What About us – Doug Paisley

*Andre Ethier – The One Wine I Crave – Born of Blue Fog

*The Darling Demaes – Stomach Ghost – A Users Guide to Raising the Dead

*Bruce Peninsula – Shanty Song – A Mountain is a Mouth

*The Balconies – Battle Royale – The Balconies

*Hot Panda – Cold Hands/ Chapped Lips – Volcano…Bloody Volcano

*Hank – I Let her Join my Secret Society – The Luck of the Singers

*Shout Out Out Out – Guilt Trips Sink Ships – Reintegration Time

*Handsome Furs Face Control – Office of Hearts – Handsome Furs Face Control

*Shout Out Out Out – Guilt Trips Sink Ships – Reintegration Time

Speck Mountain – Fidelity Shake – Some Sweet Relief

The Love Language – Two Rabbits – The Love Language

June Modrona – Long Distance – Battle Grounds

Great Lake Swimmers – Pulling on a Line

Dan Auerbach – Real Desire – Keep It Hid

*A.C. Newman – Heartbreak Rides – Get Guilty

Pick of the Week: Andre Ethier. Amazing voice and songwriting. FTWL Jeff Buckley

Sasqautch pre-amp: King Khan and the Shrines, this is how it pays to live with people way cooler than yourself. 

Ever have those days when nothing really goes wrong, but it seems that nothing really good is happening either? A greyish-white could of uncertainty just hangs there, above everything you do and happens to you during the day.

That has been this past week for this lady.

Which is why I am hypothetically pumped to hear that NEIL YOUNG is playing here in Lethbridge, April 25th but cannot seem to work up the actual level of excitement this announcement deserves. Either way, for real folks, Neil Young, in Lethbridge. Do a couple handsprings for me would ya? The urge to see him live has only intensified for me after watching Rust Never Sleeps, so unlike Fleetwood Mac (which is minus Christine McVie and therefore minus this girl, plus the ticket price is a little steep…like mt. Everest steep) I will be shelling out some bucks to see this. An unexpected announcement which has some people wondering why. My hypothesis is that Bobby D. told Young how sweet this audience is sometime while he was lurking outside his supposed residence.

Other news:

CKXU is airing CKUT’s annual Homelessness Marathon. 16 hours of live broadcasting from streets across Canada to bring attention to a true nation crisis. For more information on the broadcast, click here, for information on CKXU’s airing of the broadcast and to hear the boardcast stream live from your very own personal computer, click HERE.

Lastly, a prep for Sasquatch, Black Moth Super Rainbow. Saw these guys open for The Flaming Lips September 2007  and they were pretty killer. A must see on my list. The synth….The synth!

Todays show is on in T minus 3 hours and 9 minutes. After missing last weeks show I am jonesing for some good radio time.

Sadly my plans on going to the Sasquatch music festival have been rained on and forced to recede faster than the Germans did from the Russian front line so tonight’s show will feature all the artists I wish I was seeing in the next couple days. Be ready for some awesome music and a mopey host.

To prepare for your conflicted radio future, heres a little tidbit I picked up from Sterogum. Starbucks is putting out yet another compilation for the coffee lover, this time a whole latte of Sonic Youth. (sorry, that was pretty bad….blame my Sasquatch despair…). Anyways, click on the link to check more…

I recently counted myself as a Starbucks employee and I have come to believe the company releases these somewhat awesome comp’s and carry good music as much for the employee’s benefit as the customers. There is only so many times you can hear Alicia Keys before wanting to just put your ear to the blender….Really, Starbucks carrying Radiohead and Sonic Youth is a straight up blessing for us lowly Batista’s.

Moral of the story: Starbucks patrons – feel free to request awesome music any time you want!

Stay tuned for this weeks playlist.