Category Archives: themes and specials

Every now and then I break with the familiar routine of Radio Slipstream and present an episode that is defined by one theme or another. People seem to find them more interesting than regular episodes.

THE BURNING MEANS IT’S WORKING

Episode 114. mp3. cue. Released June 20, 2009. It’s time to rock. A lot of the time on deh sleepstreeeaaammm you’re hearing all this whispy melodic minimal ambient stuff, or funky grooves, or whatever. This time it’s all about the dirty guitars, pounding drums and err… machismo? (though not much screaming, not really my bag). […]

FOLK IS NOT A DIRTY WORD.

Episode 109. mp3. cue. Released March 6, 2009. So maybe ‘world’ music would be more descriptive, but what comparably lame puns could be made with that? … I rest my case. And anyway, why would the traditional music of British and Americans be called folk and that of Nicaraguans be called worldbeat? That’s not exactly […]

THE SWEETNESS OF THE BEATNESS.

a fairly spectacular nonstop groove-a-thon with some sultry, slamming and serious synthbeats from the greatest in house, techno, breaks, and more.

TOP 25 ALBUMS OF 2007.

Episode 95. Released January 22, 2008 Radio Slipstream counts down what it sees as the best albums of 2007! The tip top of my top albums of 2007 list that was fiddled with constantly throughout the year (and in its entirety went up to 280…uhps). Sure it’s a bit late, but that just means it’s […]

END. (Radio Edit).

The final episode of Radio Slipstream aired on CFMU. Nothing new here (except one old favourite that somehow never got featured on the show), just a selection of my most favourite songs. Like a flashback episode I suppose. I worked pretty hard on this, both the show in general, and on squeezing down 3 and a half hours of music into 2 for my final radio program. I hope you like it.

THE LONDON ONTARIO LIVE ARTS TOPICAL.

This past weekend I trawled around the sights and sounds of the LOLA festival. I used my status as a community radio host to get some interviews with various folks (festival director Andrew P Francis, visual artist Mr Ghosty and Constantines singer Bryan Webb). I also managed to record a few special LOLA performances, and there’s even some pictures and videos to enjoy!

CRY HER NAME INTO THE ROSY DAWN.

Every song on this episode is simply named after a girl or woman. That’s it. No last names, no other words. It would be considerably more challenging to do this with male names.

DAVID SUZUKI HATES TOAST

(feat. Val and Kristen). MP3. originally aired July 16, 2007 Motiivi Tuntematon / Mankind Failed / Speicher 46 (2007) Pantha du Prince / Florac / This Bliss (2007) Agnes / Hi Murda / Dumbles Debuts (2007) Stewart Walker / We Welcome Utopia!!! / Concentricity (2007) Efdemin / Lohn & Brot / Efdemin (2007) Underworld / […]

set back flannel attack (best of 90s altrockradio)

In my youth, these songs on London’s FM96 shaped my appreciation of music to a large extent. Then I branched way the fuck out.

sunstreak azure painted down (extended)

This is an extended version of the mix CD of the same name.. yes! advanced goodness! 40 extra minutes! (for those not into CD players anee more)