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!
This week on the show we acknowledge the devastating discovery in Kamloops, spin some new music, including an incredible new song from Suzie Ungeleider that's so good, I had to play it twice. I spoke with Suzie this past week for my other show, Fly with your Shadow, but had a bit leftover for this show. This week's lone request reminded me of a couple of other songs, and we commemorated a few of the significant birthdays of last week and the week to come! A busy show!
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!
for more of my interview with Stephanie Lambring, visit https://flywithyourshadow.com/episode-13-stephanie-lambring/
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.