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Monday, January 12th, 2009

Now Listen Here, Obama

CBC 2, is running a project to deliver an ipod filled with 49 Canadian songs to Barack Obama, upon his inauguration. Nice, no? (And all I was going to send him was an Icy Hot Pack and some Advil...)

For the last couple of weeks, programming has consisted pretty much exclusively of suggestions from listeners It's been pretty neat. I even caught the Mr. Dress-Up theme once.

ANYWAY The final list of 100 songs is ready to be voted upon:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio2/obamasplaylist/theplaylist.html

There's an awful lot of standard entries (Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, The Hip..), but that only makes me want to vote for the Pierre Lapointes and The Arcade Fires even more.

And I'm psyched that a couple of the artists I suggested made the cut (Marjan Mozetich, K'Naan, K-OS..). The oversights are unfortunate tho' (NO Ron Sexsmith...?) and not surprisingly, some of the 'newer' music us crazy indie kids would have proffered didn't make it either (no Godspeed You! Black Emperor or Venetian Snares). Oh well. Maybe for Term 2.
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Friday, August 18th, 2006

Happiness is…

Finding out that Brave New Waves keeps searchable logs of all it’s past playlists!

As do a bundle of other CBC Radio 2 programs..

This was news to me. Happy, happy news.

I have notebooks full of scribbled half-heard song titles and unpronounceable names. I can now finally sort this *#@$ out!
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