Our team of scientists and statisticians have completed their intensive study of albums released in 2021, and we can say, officially and without hesitation, the songs and albums heard today are among the absolute best! We don't nearly have enough time in 2 hours to get to everything, but this is a pretty good look at some expected highlights, delightful discoveries, big-name faves, and downright fun!
Christmas may be officially done for another year, but there's been a lot going on the past few weeks, so we haven't heard many of our annual favourites, so today we pull out all the stops and play some of the essentials that we haven't gotten to and just can't go a year without hearing. We also ease out of the holiday season with some Christmas songs that... aren't, but you can get away with calling Christmas songs. Finally, in the tradition of holiday marathons of years gone by, we're stretching out and taking over The Love and Happiness Hour at 4 pm on UMFM and playing some of my favourite L&H H classic rock, guilt and shame-free, just for fun!
Every once in a while you notice that an artist or band that you loved or saw a bunch of times seems to be missing in action. Sometimes a band or artist will just give up the hectic, unpredictable, stressful, dangerous life of a touring musician, and sometimes they'll just drop a little further off the radar, still making music that you might not necessarily even know about. This episode compiles some of those artists and bands and we track a few down and wonder about some others.
This is another in our long line of timeless "standby" episodes that you might hear again some day when I'm not able to come up with a new show. It's full of great music, so I'm sure you won't mind. Heck, you might just want to come back and revisit it on your own some time!
With the NHL playoffs starting this week and our Winnipeg Jets facing tough odds, even the power of music might not be enough for us this year, but we're still going to try by playing an hour of hockey-themed songs. Following that, our usual roundup of great new music, including a whole bunch of new cover versions, which seems to be a theme this year.
Go Jets Go!
This show was recorded on 4/3/21, and hopefully it's not the Final Countdown, but it did inspire two hours of countdowns, count-ins, and a whole lot of numbers!
This show is a little different than your usual Sunday afternoon singer/songwriter fare, with a bit wider scope and some artists and songs we don't normally play on the show. It's fun to loosen things up and have a little fun once in a while.
4 straight hours of nothing but my favourite music released in 2020. The year may have been a disaster in many areas, but it was an exceptional year for music, so much so that I couldn't even fit it all into 4 hours. There's much more great stuff to be heard, but this represents a pretty good overview of many of my favourite releases from the year.
4-hour holiday marathon! Some of the best cover versions from 2020, a bunch of great classics, and a punk & indie dance party to close it off!
I figure even once a year a grumpy curmudgeon like me can give in and do a show full of Christmas music. Don't worry, there's plenty of offbeat and off-colour songs mixed in, but also some of the all-time greatest Christmas songs.
We'll be back to secular songs of misery and woe next week with a 4-hour special, 1-5 pm!