Modern-Day Classic

In the wake of construction along Granville Street, an old giant movie poster has been discovered upon a building after the building it was next to had been torn down.

The poster dates back to 1929, for a film called "Grandma's Boy" (not to be confused with the 2006 opus about the world of video game testers).

When I heard the building it was attached to was also slated to be torn down, I went out to get some pixtures. Clearly I was not alone, since in the few minutes I spent there taking pictures, no less than four other people did the same.

You can get a closer look at the poster here.

June 27th, 2010 - 3rd Annual Cross-Canada Special with Tim Van Horn!

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It never fails that every year, the closest we get to Canada Day, "Shameless" takes its hand in going across the country in music, from left to up to right. This time around, we outsourced the help of national blogger and photographer Tim Van Horn who literally travells the country documenting every Canadian he can for his blog - The Canadian Mosaic!


Bottomfeeders - "Drunkest Deckhand"
No Kids - "The Beaches are Closed"
Raw Element - "From the Ashes"
Huevos Rancheros - "Drive Thru at Molly's Reach"
Hey Blyth!?! - "Orleaned"
We Were Lovers - "People Talk"
The Trouts - "Raindrops"
Leela Gilday - "Calling All Warriors"
The Barrymores - "Radio Dee-Lite"
Eight Seconds - "Kiss You When It's Dangerous"
Everything all the Time - "Getting Higher"
Maylee Todd - "Summer Sounds"
Le Nombre - "Sur Ton Ile"
Gatineau - "The Christ is Right"
The Dears - "Never Destroy Us"
BOMARC - "The Sword"
The Death Avengers - "Racecar Spacecar"
Buck 65 - "Way Back When" (Ghislain Poirier remix)
Two Hours Traffic - "Stuck for the Summer"
3 Piece Suit - "Don't Buy $7 Worth the Cheese"
Hey Rosetta! - "Tired Eyes"
Neil Young - "Dreamin' Man live 1992"

The Canadian Mosaic Project.
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June 13th, 2010 - A Tribute to Festivals with Jody Glenham, Natalee's Ideal Wedding Playlist, and the Animal ER Season Finale!

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Summertime fast approaches, and that means festivals galore! On this edition of Shameless, we chat with local singer/songwriter Jody Glenham before she heads off to her show at Toronto's North by North East spectacle, while giving some attention to a few other good festivals coming up soon.

On top of that, my connesurious co-host Natalee delivers her choice songs of what makes an ideal wedding playlist, in honour of her sister's wedding coming up in a few days. She also happens upon a dispenser while in the ladies' room before the show that dispenses Looney Toons brand tattoos. For the sake of great radio, how could we not apply these to our skin live on the air?

As if that weren't enough, we also bring to the listening public the season finale to the greatest medical drama to ever grace the CiTR airwaves - Animal ER!

And of course, the Playlist!

Fishbone - "Demon in Here" (live)
Young Galaxy - "Long Live the Free World"
The Pack A.D. - "Crazy"
Japandroids - "Rockers East Vancouver"
Jody Glenham - "Try"
Hannah Georgas - "Lovesick"
Justin Rutledge - "I Have Not Seen the Light"
Weakerthans - "One Great City!
Jody Glenham - "One Shot"
Frances May - "Shh Shh"
Coeur de Pirate - "La Vie Est Ailleurs"
Daniel Roa - "Funky Shoes" (live)
Les Sans Culottes - "Allo Allo (Hello I Love You)"
Of Montreal - "Let's Do Everything for the First Time Forever"
Blossom Deary - "Tea for Two"
Mother Mother - "Arms Tonite"
Belle & Sebastien - "Funny Little Frog,"
The Innocence Mission - "Follow Me"
Acid House Kings - "Yes! You Love Me"
Of Montreal - "Everything Disappears When You Come Around"
The Mouldy Peaches - "Anyone Else But You"
The Telepathic Butterflies - "Between the Lines"
Young & Sexy - "Stand Up to Your Mother"
Broken Social Scene - "Ungrateful Little Father"
Water Colour - "Hidden Sound"
Thomas Dolby & Stevie Wonder - "Don't Turn Away"
Royal Wood - "I'm So Glad,"
Frances May - "Lovesweep"
Elective - "Stich-Up of the Bloody Mary"
Dragon Fli Empire - Spanish Story"
The Kiltlifters - "Keep it on the Down Low"
The Aggrolites - "I'll Keep Moving On"
The Flaming Lips feat. Peaches - "The Great Gig in the Sky"

May 30th, 2010 - The Music Waste Special with Half Chinese!

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On this edition, the three lads of Half Chinese stop by to talk about what's been making them tick since they got together back in Grade 2. Also, as they are playing in the biggest music festival Vancouver has to offer right now, the annual Music Waste festival, we chat all about that, and dedicate half the show to it! Here's how it all went down:

The Who - "You Better, You Bet"(Live @Royal Albert Hall 30/03/2010)
A Fine Mist - "Stop or Start"
Shane Turner Overdrive - "Cyrill Sneer"
Shane Turner Overdrive - "Age 25-29 Hairline"
Apollo Ghosts - "Shanghai Alley"
Apollo Ghosts - "Coka Cola Admen"
Muscles - "Cold Bitch Stare"
Collapsing Opposites - "Stars & Rocks"
Half Chinese - "Little Moon Beam"
Half Chinese - "Ever Crowley"
Makeout Videotape - "Blondie"
Basketball - "Journey to the end of the Night"
Mountain Goats - "Genesis 3:23"
The New Pornographers - "Put Your Hands (Together)"
Broken Social Scene - "Chase Scene"
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - "Window Shopping"
Shad - "Lucky 1's"
Wintersleep - "Encyclopedia"
Telepathic Butterflies - "Aloha!"
Mountain Goats - "Psalms 40:2"
Love is All - "The Birds Were Singing With All Their Might"
Hawksley Workman - "Depress My Hangover Sunday"
Parlovr - "On the Phone"
Sevens, Nines, & Tens - "Castles on St. Clair Beach"
Caribou - "Odessa"

May 16th, the Socan Audit with City Sirens & The Get Down!

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As this edition was up for audit by Socan, life for the Canadian artists featured below gets just a little bit easier. While juggling the writing of the same playlist twice, we also have a chat with the City Sirens out of Hamilton, Ontario, who were trekking across the country on tour at this very time, making their way all the way to Vancouver where they would be playing a show with our town's very own The Get Down! What happens next, was magic.


Delhi 2 Dublin - "Raise it Up"
Daft Punk - "Robot Rock"
Shad - "Ya, I Get It"
Homage & DJ Freemoney - "A Brief History of HipHop"
The New Pornographers - "Moves"
Eastborough - "Electricity"
Yukon Blonde - "Bride's Song"
We Are Wolves - "Paloma"
City Sirens - "The Many Times"
City Sirens - "In a Trance"
Hot Little Rocket - "Volcano"
Cancerbats - "Sabotage"
Apollo Ghosts - "Hub City"
Hannah Georgas - "Bang Bang You're Dead"
Library Voices - "Party Like It's 2012"
Dark Times - "Sunshine Vessel"
Alberta's Hunter - "Celebrating 85 Years"
Krang - "Electric Famer"
Pathological Lovers - "101 Fictions"
Ryan Bourne - "Serves You Right"
The Get Down - "Don't Touch the Ladle"
Jenny Omnichord - "Mending Nibbled Wires"
Don Kerr - "The Chocolate King"
Jay Sparrow - "Lay Yr Mountain Down"
The Strugglers - "Show Me The Way to go Home"

City Sirens on Myspace.

The Get-Down on Myspace.

May 2nd, 2010 - A Stormy Sunday Afternoon with Tariq Hussain

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On this stormy spring edition, we chat up indie musician extraordinaire, guitarist behind the great ensemble "Brasstronaut", and host of various CBC Radio 3 shows - Tariq Hussain!

Also featured were lots of new tracks, some of which from new bands, a couple ticket giveaways, and the unleashed magic of the Star Wars Soundboard! Seriously, hours of fun.


Mark Sultan - "Ten of Hearts"
The Pack A.D. - "Deer"
Hannah Georgas - "Dancefloor"
Yell at Birds - "La Bodega"
Neon Indian - "Deadbeat Summer"
Mother Mother - "Hayloft"
Brasstronaut - "Six Toes"
Justin Rutledge - "Be a Man"
Great Lake Swimmers - "Imaginary Bars"
The Boy Least Likely To - "Be Gentle With Me"
The Diskettes - "ABC's of Love"
No Luck Club - "(What is) Pop Music"
Junior Senior - "We R the Handclaps"
MSTRKRFT - "She's Good for Business"
Brunettes - "The Record Store"
Woodpidgeon - "Duck Duck Goose"
Jens Leckman - "Black Cab"
The Thermals - "No Culture Icon"
The Lovely Feathers - "Rod Stewart"
Plants and Animals - "Tom Cruz"
T Train - "Swept Away"
Tariq Hussain - (Not Just) A Waiter"
Brasstronaut, Mt. Chimera, "Same Same"
Boobytreap - "Wang Dang Doodle"

Tariq Hussain on myspace.

Brasstronaut on myspace.

The Star Wars Soundboard.

April 18th, 2010 - Getting Smokey with Colin Moore

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Spring cleaning always yeilds some nice finds from way back in the day, and today was no no different. There's nothing spectacularly spectacular about this set of music, it's just an allaround good time, and what more can you ask for? We also phoned up Mr. Colin Moore, who was at home in Montreal enjoying a nice dark beer before he sets out on the road to tour across this great coutnry of ours. God bless you, Colin Moore!

Skratch Bastid - Get Up!
Beastie Boys - "Ricky's Theme"
Del the Funky Homosapien & Dinosaur Jr. - "Missing Link"
Pearl Jam & Cypress Hill - "I Love You, Mary Jane"
Colin Moore - "Broken English"
Colin Moore - "Paint Me a Picture"
John Frusciante - "Song to the Siren"
Peeping Tom - "Your Neighbourhood Spaceman"
Pink Floyd - "Flaming"
Zeus - "That's All"
Chromeo - "I Can't Tell You Why"
INXS - "Devil Inside"
Payola$ - "I'll Find Another (Who Can Do It Right)"
Dr. Octagon - "Ants"
Ugly Duckling - "Everything's Alright"
Dave Ghetto - "Hey Young World, Pt. 2"
Whitey - "West of Hope"
Sub-City - "Too Loud for this City"
Jesse's Girl - "Dangerous Liasons"
Hospital Ships - "I Want to Get Out"
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions - "Rattlesnakes"
UNKLE - "Chemsitry"
Everything but the Girl - "When All's Well"
Sekiden - "STAY"
Vancougar - "Phone Calls"
JP5 - "She Won't Go"
Freddy Krueger - "Do the Freddy"
Ramblin Abassadors - "Camino Real"
Edwin Collins - "Girl Like You"
Immaculate Machine - "Dear Confessor"

Colin Moore on Myspace.