False Endings and Ranked Ballots: WAFFLES!, February 24, 2018

Songs that end. But don’t! It’s all false endings on WAFFLES! this week, featuring songs that seem to stop and then keep going. We’ve got stuff ranging from Allan Sherman’s “End of a Symphony” comedy classic on through a blazing Electric Six cover of Roxette’s The Look, with Neil Young, new Canadian icons Soft Serve, and a whack of other stuff in the middle!

And look! Simon Baron of 123Kingston is here to talk about ranked ballots, how they work and why they’re important. Groovy!

WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

The playlist is over yonder:  http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20180224.pdf


Scrabble: WAFFLES!, February 17, 2018

Songs that S-P-E-L-L! And a great visit from some co-organizers of Kingston’s Scrabble Tournament, Josh and Shan — a great conversation about all things Scrabble, packed with great music on either side ranging from comedy classics P-I-G and Yoda on through the Viletones and Grimes. A recent favourite! WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

The playlist is, naturally, right here: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20180217.pdf


Elvisesque: WAFFLES!, February 10, 2018

Elvis has left the building, so we’re playing covers of songs Elvis made famous, or songs about Elvis, or even Elvis covering some great Canadian tunes. Elvis Presley, that is. I mean, Elvis Costello is fine, but let’s be real. Don’t get me started on El Vez. We’re even playing Dolph Lundgren! He’s actually super smart. We get into it.

WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff, and the playlist for this chamber of pomaded horror is here:


Zen and Contemplation: WAFFLES!, February 3, 2018

We’re joined by Jane of Zen Sheds, talking about, well, zen sheds! A great little idea that’s turning into a booming concept and industry. To bookend the interview, two hours of music about and around zen, buddhism, mediation and more — from the Dalai Lama chanting to David Lynch and crazy clowns, to bands that just happen to have “Zen” in their names. WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

The playlist is here:


Days of the Week: WAFFLES!, January 27, 2018

The most songs ever in a single episode? We’re too lazy to check, sooo… maybe? Days of the Week leads to a lot of short songs, as it turns out, and lots of great music to boot! From jazz to classical, from originals to covers, including astonishing facts like which day of the week is name-checked the most in hit songs, whether you need to apply topical cream to your Garfunkel, and more! WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. The playlist is here: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20180127.pdf



Great Basslines II: WAFFLES!, January 20, 2018

MORE GREAT BASSLINES! And bassists (several Canadian jazz bassists who are women!). A rare sequel to WAFFLES!, in which we come back to a show from last March and repeat the theme with even more great basslines from classical music, some great Canadian bassists, and a second hour of pretty thundering alt-rock and rock n’ roll. WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. The playlist is, of course, here:


Characters: WAFFLES!, January 13, 2018

Character songs (and one of the songs being a song by a character)… from Charlie Brown to Syd Barrett, we’re playing music that describes people on this week’s WAFFLES! The playlist is  here: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20180113.pdf and WAFFLES! is podcast as always under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Great Art: WAFFLES!, January 6, 2018

Art! Not just any art, but GREAT art! Songs about paintings, some statues, and a couple of artists are the bedrock of this week’s WAFFLES! Whar’s that thar playlist? Right here, friendo:  podner: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20180106.pdf

WAFFLES! is podcast as always under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Best Of 2017: WAFFLES!, December 30, 2017

Our best-of-2017 show! Less formally “Top 10” than other years, and more of a ramble through favourite albums and songs from the past year. Ranging from jazz to industrial-ambient, with lots of pop, some surprisingly danceable stuff, and a bit of bluegrass to boot. Podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff and originally aired on CFRC 101.9 FM in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Playlist is here: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20171230.pdf

And the tracks:

Sick Boss: Bad Buddhist
Joel Plaskett & Bill Plaskett: Dragonfly
Tired Sunday Choir: The Liquor Store
Shawna Caspi: Love in a Moving Van
Fink: Resurgam
Mich Cota: Kija/Care
Danny Michel: Khlebnikov
Old 97’s: She Hates Everybody
Father John Misty: When the God of Love There’ll Be Hell to Pay
Pierre Lapointe: Le retour d’un amour
Timber Timbre: Moment
Elephant Skeletons: Metals
High Plains: The Dusk Pines
Steve Benjamins: Purification Ritual
Gum Country: Gum Country Theme Song
King Krule: Logos
The Holy Gasp: Beat Wave
White Hot Guilt: Good Crowd Tonight
Methy Ethel: Ubu
La+ch: Love
Dead Cross: Bela Lugosi’s Dead
The National: Born to Beg
Torres: Skim
Oneohtrix Point Never: The Pure and the Damned

WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.

Holidays 2017: WAFFLES!, December 23, 2017

As Noddy says, “MERRRRRRY XMASSSSS, EVERYONE!” It’s Holiday WAFFLES!, and Matt and Marisa are playing new songs and old favourites, including some mainstays of the New Christmas Canon. Podcast via a SOCAN 22F tariff, and the playlist is where? Why, right here, of course: http://shep.ca/waffles/playlists/Playlist_WAFFLES_20171223.pdf