Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On: Week two.

Another M-O-O-N show gone swimmingly. The play-list this week was;
Masochistic Religion- The Vampire
The Smiths- Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Damned- The girl Goes Down
Platinum Blonde- Crying over You
Martha and the Muffins- Echo Beach
The Box- Ordinary people
Dentata- Witches
UK Decay- Stage Struck
Blue Cross- Tough Days
The Blitz- Acolyle
Specimen- Sharp Teeth Pretty Teeth
A Spectre is Haunting Europe- Remote controls
Bloody Dead and Sexy- City Ghosts

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On: Success!


M-O-O-N broadcast number one is complete! Minus a couple of bumps I am quite pleased with the outcome. It certainly felt wonderful to be on the air; an orgasmic rush of...power? Awesomeness? I don't know! But it was great!

When I got to the station the show before me was still in session, so I only had two or three minutes to get set up. they told me before I went on that the computer chord wasn't working, so any MP3's couldn't be played. Luckily they were lying, because all I had was my wee flash drive of songs.

I did my intro and played the first two songs...with dead air in between because I switched the mic off instead of on. Oh my! I'm glad I made a couple of big mistakes on my first show. This means that show #2 will be exponentially more badass. Awww yeah!

Here's what I played;
Secession- Sneakyville
Virgin Prunes- Pagan Lovesong
Tones on Tail- Christian Says
Corpus Delicti- Saraband
Lords of the New Church- Russian Roulette
Bauhaus- She's In Parties
A Spectre Is Haunting Europe- Night Class
Doug & the Slugs- Too Bad
Spoons- Romantic Traffic
Talking Heads- Wild Wild Life
Handful Of Snowdrops- Gabrielle
Ausgang- Armadillo Man

Now I just need to decide whether I'm going to Cadillacs and Cadavers show, or RatTail this weekend. Frack!
My first broadcast from the


is tonight at

six o’clock!

I’ll be playing songs by Secession, Bauhaus, Tones on Tail, Lords of the New Church, Ausgang, the Talking Heads and other badass gothic rock, post punk and new wave bands!!!

Tune in ONLINE ONLY at www.fusionradio.ca

Friday, September 17, 2010

On: M-O-O-N radio!

Very shortly after arriving in Toronto I got myself to campus to buy books. While I was there I chatted for a while with a very nice fella named George, and filled out an application to host a one hour radio show focused around Gothic Rock, Post Punk and New Wave music. Thus my dream, M-O-O-N radio, has jumped from my head and into the really real world. FUCK YEAH!

There are some limitations. My show airs at six o’clock, so no naughty words. I must play a maximum (wha?) 10% “charted” music during every show. And 35% of my content must be Canadian. These rules are not from the station, they apply to every radio station in Canada.

Originally it was the first condition that had me worried, but the program manager suggested that I play a charted song in the background while I talk; problem solved. I find the shortest top 40 hit and play it really quietly while I mutter. Then I realized what a challenge it was going to be to find enough Canadian music to satisfy the second criteria, with internet that only worked 40% of the time and a genre spawned in the UK as my shows focus.

BUT. Wow. It’s been so much fun! I’ve discovered some really great bands in the last week, and I am being forced, pushed and prodded into knowing my local scene and Canadian music in general.

I need to get my bum in gear on the advertising front. I’ll make some fliers and try to get them up around Toronto. There’s a facebook fan page, called M-O-O-N radio. Everyone I meet on campus has heard of my show. Etc.

To listen on Tuesday go to www.fusionradio.ca and click listen live at 6 O’clock

Monday, September 13, 2010

On: Carnivale.

On: Move!

The internet here is in and out daily. I've met a few nice people, and spent some lovely time with Crystal. I have a radio show; first program next week. I like it here so far :)