Imaginary Places are the topic for WAFFLES! today, ranging from the original Big Rock Candy Mountain, Cockaigne, on through Big Rock Candy Mountain itself, and a one-two punch of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, with Rush’s Xanadu followed by Welcome to the Pleasuredome. Playlist is here!
Songs about pain and suffering — most surprisingly uplifting, including Matt’s fave new thing in classical music, and Marisa’s surprisingly enduring fascination with a restaurant named “Blunch”. Blunch! Bluuuunch! Playlist over yonder.
In a fit of hubris, we fired all our writers! With nobody in the writers’ room, WAFFLES! struggles to come up with decent jokes. Fortunately, we’ve had a great subject to tide us over… talkin’ about the Rivers and Trails festival in Sydenham, with loads of stuff going on there today. So it’s all Rivers and Trails today on WAFFLES!. And absolutely no jokes. Playlist is here. WAFFLES! continues to podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff.
WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. It’s the Busking Festival in Kingston this weekend, and we spend some time ruminating on the buskin’ names Wacky Chad and Band-Aid the Clown before really getting into this week’s theme: obstacles! Songs about overcoming them, or songs by people who have overcome them. Matt gets to play a metal/hair-metal set at the top of Hour Two. He’s thrilled. Playlist is here.
It’s Canada Day on WAFFLES! Lots of great music about and by Canada/Canadians, with a short detour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Donna Summer/Giorgio Moroder’s “I Feel Love” and the birth of modern electronic music (sort of). Highlights include the creation of BASMO the Canadian Clown, Matt being stupid tired, and other general silliness. New music by Whitehorse!! WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff. Playlist is here.
WAFFLES! is podcasting under a SOCAN 22F tariff! Soooo… Matt went a little weird with this one: watching Phantasm I-IV in less than a calendar week will do that to you. Anyway, a grab bag catch-up kind of week, with lots of new music and lots of Canadian music. Matt’s favourite track for 2017 (so far) from Oneohtrix Point Never. We’re both surprised by how much we like Ralph. Loads of goodies and chatter, including us taking The National to task on their weak grammar skills. And Phantasm, Phantasm, Phantasm!! Playlist is here.
A spectacular show, in which we (a) play only music with “na na na / la la la” type chorus lyrics; (b) interview Jay Middaugh, director of Live In Kingston, about life since its premiere and an upcoming screening at Kingston’s Skeleton Parks Arts Festival; (c) fail to give away tickets to a really cool-looking local theatre production, and (d) try to figure out if Neil Young shoots babies. Dead. WAFFLES! is podcast under a SOCAN 22F tariff, and produced at and for CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Playlist is here!
Education and technology are the weapons of choice in this, the first summery outing for WAFFLES! in 2017. We’re joined by CANHEIT steering committee head Stephen Hunt, who breaks down what the hell IT at a university and college is all about, and what makes this conference so danged special anyway.