June 30, 2016
There's nothing I love more than sharing great Canadian music, and on the day before Canada Day, you'd better believe that we're going to do exactly that. Tonight, it's a 100% roots rockin' hit dance party, with just a few of our absolute favourites, including a look at the upcoming return of our namesake artist, Mike Plume!
June 26, 2016
On Saturday, June 18, our namesake artist, Paul MacLeod passed away at his home in Ontario. Paul was a wonderfully funny and talented individual who brought a lot of light into a lot of lives. Today's show is an overview of his recording career, from his first CD (called Tell the Band to Go Home) to the latest, including his time with Skydiggers. I'll continue to share Paul's music as long as I'm able. I didn't know him all that well, but I'll miss Paul a great deal.
June 23, 2016
Today a listen to some of the more rockin' side of singer/songwriter Paul MacLeod, who passed away this past weekend. He inspired and lent the name to my other show, Tell the Band to Go Home, so a longer tribute will follow on Sunday, but a few rockin' ones for now. We've also got some great upcoming shows, a fine new release, and a set of solid Steel Belted classics!
June 21, 2016
When I first spoke to Paul MacLeod in 2002, the show was still called The Songwriters' Circle. We had an easy, wide-ranging, interesting conversation.
Note that back at this time, we were still doing analog recordings of shows, so this was recorded on a cassette tape. I recall being nervous about the show, so I forgot to start the tape when the show started. Part of our conversation was clipped off, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a lot.
Sadly, Paul died on June 18, 2016. I'm very sad that I'll never get to have one of these conversations again. He will be greatly missed.
June 21, 2016
This is a special look back at the last time we spoke to the man who gave the show its name, Paul MacLeod. Paul tragically passed away on Saturday, June 18 at the age of 46. Paul had many struggles in life, but he brought so much light and joy to so many through his music and his charismatic personality.
Paul's albums are all wonderful and well worth tracking down, but if you can find a copy of Tell the Band to Go Home, your life will be richer for having that album in it.
Thanks for the inspiration and the laughs that we shared, Paul. I'll miss you a lot.
In this segment of the show, we heard:
Paul MacLeod – Change Your Life – Gauge
Paul MacLeod – Giants – Tell the Band to Go Home
Paul MacLeod interview
Paul MacLeod – It Belongs to You – Gauge
The Replacements – Achin’ to Be – Don’t Tell a Soul
Bright Little Field – Kiss Me on the Bus – Treatment Bound: A Ukulele Tribute to the Replacements
June 19, 2016
Many great things have come to me as a result of hosting this show, but I don't think that anything could match the latest. Last week I was invited to attend the inaugural Static Roots Festival in Germany, put together by long-time friends and supporters Dietmar and Marion Leibecke, and it was an absolutely incredible experience all around. Much of today's show is guided by memories of that great event. But closer to home, there are some great shows coming up here in Winnipeg to talk about, and we still had time to play a pile of great new music!
June 16, 2016
There are a bunch of great upcoming concerts in town, so this week is exclusively devoted to telling you about those! Tonight Jay Aymar plays at The Sunset Saloon, and for those missing out, we listened back to when Jay and Don Zeuff dropped in to chat in play back in June of 2014.
June 12, 2016
We're pre-recorded this week because I'm off living a huge dream that I've had for many years by flying to Germany to meet our good friends Dietmar & Marion. They are kind, generous, wonderful people who have been HUGE supporters of UMFM and this program for a long time. In January, 2010, Dietmar found himself sick in the hospital, and to try and cheer him up, I invited a bunch of his friends to call in to the show and tell him how much his support means. Well, he's turning 50 this weekend, so he clearly needs some cheering up again! Even if you don't know Big D, you'll enjoy the wonderful music and uplifting stories about someone who does a lot of good in this world.
June 9, 2016
Tonight we ramble around my music collection with no real sense of purpose other than to listen to some great songs that we haven't heard in a while!
June 5, 2016
We don’t pay much attention to sports around here, but when a significant cultural icon like Muhammad Ali dies, that’s worth taking notice of. Due to his impact on a wide swath of society, there are a lot of songs about Ali or that drop his name. And then there are the other songs about boxing. We’ve got a good helping of both today. We’ve also got some great new music and a couple of exciting shows to talk about, both near and far away!