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Cardinal Directions: June 15, 2019

North! South! East! West! Which dumb Saturday morning show do you like best? It’s the cardinal directions as WAFFLES! covers the four points of the compass, with songs revealing Morrissey’s grim future as a horse-and-nun-murdering member of the Smiths, Marisa’s very (non-)controversial fave The Church album, the tremendously literal modern classical music of Jeremy Peyton Jones, and much more! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans North South East West :: Jeremy Peyton Jones Go West :: Bill Frissell East of the Sun & West of the Moon :: Diana Krall West African Safari :: Sir Victor Uwaifo Whispers of the North :: Gordon Lightfoot Easy Money :: Old Man Luedecke Is It Really So Strange :: The Smiths I Think the Answer’s Yes :: The Beautiful South Northern Piano :: Ultraworld Western Skies :: Blue Rodeo Northern Wind :: City and Colour Going South :: The Wolfgang Press Go West :: Pet Shop Boys Go West :: Steen Jorgenson The North :: Stars The Black Light :: Calexico Western Sky :: American Music Club East West North South :: Japandroids Moving East :: Jimmy Rankin Helpless :: Neil Young North, South, East, and West :: The Church Compass :: Zella Day Continue Reading

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Small Towns: June 8, 2019

Matt’s going to Deseronto to see Emily Burgess, so he and special co-host Jeffy run down the good and bad of small towns on WAFFLES! From “must get out” songs like Smalltown Boy and Stupid Village to “small towns rule” tracks by Cold Creek Country and Northcote, we run the gamut; including tracks named for Ontario towns like Odessa, Wawa, and more! Tracks: WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Quiet Village :: Martin Denny Return to Sandford :: David Arnold Fargo, North Dakota :: Carter Burwell Small Town :: Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan Small Town :: Yuka Honda Odessa :: Caribou Smalltown Boy :: The Nylons Smalltown Boy :: Dido (Live on BBC 2) Sovereign Light Cafe :: Keane Small Country Airport :: John Southworth :: -57 Blue Sleeves :: John Southworth Last Passenger Pigeon in Ohio :: John Southworth Battersea :: Hooverphonic Small Town Dracula :: Hawksley Workman Bobcaygeon (live) :: Tragically Hip Our Town :: Cold Creek County Hope is Made of Steel :: Northcote In This Town :: Rheostatics WAWA :: Party Favor Stupid Village :: Ivy Green Canadian Bush Party :: Kinnie Starr Village Dance :: Matt Berry Funky Kingston :: Toots and the Maytalls In Dreams Continue Reading

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Four Elements: June 1, 2019

Marisa’s back! And on a biweekly basis going forward, as we plunge into earth! Air! Fire! And water! for WAFFLES! this week, with some astonishing digressions into the science-fiction dystopic world of a Pepperidge Farm that remembers… everything. WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Devotion :: Cory Weeds Down the Dirt Road Blues :: Charley Patton Four Strong Winds :: Neil Young I’m On Fire :: Whitehorse River :: Terry Reid End of Earth :: The Comet is Coming bird (bird) :: Air & Alessandro Baricco Fire in the Water :: Feist Earth Song :: The Shuffle Demons The Air That I Breathe :: kd lang Fire with Fire :: The Gossip Rain in the Summertime :: The Alarm Escarpment Blues :: Sarah Harmer Floating Above the Earth :: The Grassy Knoll Fire! :: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Water :: PJ Harvey Earth Intruders :: Bjork Nature Boy :: The Spirit of Jazz Fire with Fire :: Scissor Sisters My House by the Water :: Mac DeMarco Tubthumping :: Chumbawumba (weird version) Fire and Bones :: Alanna Gurr & the Greatest State Dig For Fire :: Pixies

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Trashin’: May 25, 2019

It’s trash week on WAFFLES! Matt holds the fort solo and talks about some of the environmental initiatives around town, including an illegal dump cleanup organized by an eco-friendly clothing company, an upcoming town hall on the Green New Deal, and the astonishing number of dog poop collecting companies you can find around K-Town. Music this week: Ein Klein Nachtmusic / Spring :: Landfill Harmonic Long Trip Home (from Trash) :: Antonio Pinto Lovers in a Dangerous Time (Live) :: Bruce Cockburn Lovers in a Dangerous Time :: Barenaked Ladies My Heart Is A Piece Of Garbage Fight Seagulls! :: Geoff Berner The Garbage Man Can :: The Simpsons Abracadabra Trash :: yuk Piece of Crap :: Neil Young Trash Heap Blues :: Jerry Nelson (Madame Trashheap) and we can lie between :: Undine, Junkyard Opera When I Take Out The Garbage At Night :: Mount Eerie Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout :: Shel Silverstein Careless :: Sarah Harmer The Day We Saved The World :: Sarah Slean I Love Trash :: Steven Tyler Wasted Love :: City and Colour Common Trash :: METZ Trash :: Robyn Hitchcock Fantasy Trash Wave :: Tobacco Leaves, Trees, Forest :: Dan Mangan Consequence :: Continue Reading

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Blades! May 18, 2019

Friend of the show Jeremy returns, and the theme is blades! From the cabaret origins of Mack the Knife to the sprawling prog majesty of Rush, from a backing out of a decision to try to out-Karl each other to getting Peterborough rock legends Them Blades back together, and even working the Green New Deal into the mix, this is an epic set of songs about blades… on the cutting edge of radio, indeed! Songs this show: WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Switch Blade :: Duke Ellington Mack the Knife :: Keith Gerron Mack the Knife :: Oscar Peterson Asylum :: Danel Lanois Razor Love :: Neil Young King of Swords :: Ashley Summers Liquid Swords :: The GZA Thousand Knives :: Ryuchi Sakomoto My Old Jacknife :: Ladyhawk The First Cut is the Deepest :: Sheryl Crow Gossip :: Them Blades Dealing with the Roster :: Junkie XL Heartbeats :: The Knife Armour & Sword :: Rush The Knife :: Maggie Rogers Always Keep an Edge on your Knife :: Corb Lund Swordfishtrombone :: Tom Waits Spondee :: Matmos Executioner Blues :: Do Make Say Think

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Science Rendezvous: May 11, 2019

Friend of the show Garrett Elliot returns, talkin’ Science!! and Science Rendezvous, as the annual event returns to Kingston. Science music from Philip Glass through William Shatner (covering Thomas Dolby) as we talk science, photography, school board politics, and more! WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans For Science! :: Chicago Symphony Einstein on the Beach – Entrance :: Philip Glass Sicence Is Real :: They Might Be Giants The Scientist :: Johnette Napolitano The Scientist :: Willie Nelson Canadian Inventions :: Russel MacKenzie La Science du Coeur :: Pierre Lapointe Science :: Folly & the Hunter Banting’s Imparted Years :: Tim Blais Diabetes :: Wilford Brimley The Art of Walking :: Blockhead She Blinded Me With Science (Extended) :: Thomas Dolby She Blinded Me With Science :: William Shatner Science :: Ice Cream Science of Dichotomies :: Casper Skulls So Far I Have Not Found The Science :: Soul Coughing Science Friction :: XTC Natural Science :: Rush Science Friction :: Orbital Weird Science :: Oingo Boingo

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May The Fourth / Homegrown 2019 — May 4, 2019

May the Fourth be with you! Adam Walker joins Matt for a half-Star Wars, half-local-heroes edition of WAFFLES!, with a first hour focusing on May the Fourth be With You and (increasingly) weird takes on Star Wars in music; the second half on Homegrown 2019, with local bands taking the forefront and rocking their way to another great fundraiser for local music instrument lending library Joe’s M.I.L.L.

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Dungeons & Dragons: April 27, 2019

It’s a 12-hour time-shifted co-hosting gig on this week’s WAFFLES!, as Dave Butler in Hong Kong joins Matt in Kingston via Discord to talk about Dungeons & Dragons, teaching, and more! Dave is the GM of an online D&D game that Matt plays in, and there’s a lot of music about dungeons. And dragons! Also featuring music by Sam Kaiser, “Dungeon Jazz,” two versions of the Enter the Dragon theme, coal mines, and more! WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Go! In the Year of the Dragon :: Charlie Haden Trip Don’t Fall :: Craig Fielder In the Year of the Dragon :: Old Man Luedeke Dragon Graveyard :: Ari Pulkkinen Lavender :: BADBADNOTGOOD Fog Lake :: Oak Island Moonlight :: Sam Kaiser I Loved My Girl :: John Southworth Dark as a Dungeon :: Merle Travis Dark as a Dungeon :: Sparklehorse London Dungeon :: Misfits Enter the Dragon Theme :: Lalo Schifri Enter the Dragon Dub :: Mato In the Belly of a Dragon :: Jenn Grant Kill Dragon :: Strand of Oaks Crimson Dragon Tattoo :: Ray Wylie Hubbard Dragon :: Tori Amos Wicked Game :: DBL Dragon Let the Night Fall :: Dragonette Kimono Dragon :: Hot Garbage

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420: April 20, 2019

Whether you partake or not, you’ll enjoy a full-bore range of music, and a surprising (for us) amount of facts and research for a single-topic edition of WAFFLES! — why you should call it cannabis (don’t call it marijuana!), prohibition, stereotypes, why Canada is the Most Legal Place On Earth, and music, music, music! From the 1930s to 2018, we’ve got music about pot, or in some cases by pot enthusiasts. Celebrate Canada’s first 4/20 post-legalization with WAFFLES! What’s the music? The music is this: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Pot Hound Blues :: Lucille Bogan Rainy Day Women #12 & #35 :: Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Along Comes Mary :: The Association The International Herb :: Culture Ganja Smuggling :: Eek-a-Mouse Marijuana Situation :: JStar Sunset Chaser :: Nathan Roll Another Number (For the Road) :: Neil Young Beaton’s Delight :: Ashley MacIsaac Don’t Bogart that Joint :: The Fraternity of Man Sweet Leaf :: Black Sabbath Coffee Girl :: The Tragically Hip Plumtree :: Weed Mom Weed Party :: Band of Horses Stoned and Starving :: Parquet Courts The Thoughts of Mary Jane :: Nick Drake Stranger in Blue Suede Shoes :: Kevin Ayers Space Bong (Chill Continue Reading

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House & Home: April 13, 2019

Take me home, country WAFFLES! Songs about homes and houses haunt this wonderful spring morning WAFFLES!, with music from across the musical spectrum from the rocksteady of Toots & the Maytals through the futuretronic sounds of Joe Goddard. A surprising number of apologies pepper this show, as well as Marisa’s surprising revelation of an undying enmity for “Celt-Rock Warriors” the Mudmen. WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Take Me Home Country Roads :: Toots and the Maytals Home :: GoGo Penguin The Way Back Home :: Coeur de Pirate Twenty Miles :: Edwin Starr Homeward Bound :: Rhett Miller Come Home :: Birds of Bellwoods Yanqui Go Home :: Bruce Cockburn Going Home :: Leonard Cohen Home :: Wintersleep House of the Rising Sun :: Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster House of the Rising Sun :: The Be Good Tanyas House of the Rising Sun :: Alt J In Every Dream Home a Heartache :: Roxy Music Love Vigilantes :: New Order Back Home :: Caribou Home for a Rest :: Mudmen Home :: Maribou State Home :: LCD Soundsystem I’m Going Home :: Buffy Sainte-Marie Rainy Night House :: Joni Mitchell Home :: The Wilderness Coffee & TV :: Blur Continue Reading

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