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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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Thinkin’: April 6, 2019

We’re playing songs about thinking on WAFFLES! this week, ranging from stone cold ’80s pop classics to Tom Waits free association, to Jean “Cold Chicken!” Leloup singing in English. Free romance advice for Rufus Wainwright! This is a WAFFLES! not to be missed! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Think of One :: Thelonius Monk If You Think You’re Lonely Now :: Bobby Womack Think of Anything :: Mammal Hands Thinking Out Loud :: Ron Sexsmith The Ballad of Poor John Henry :: Cuff the Duke Thinking About :: Royal Wood Think For a Minute :: The Housemartins I Think the Answer’s Yes :: The Beautiful South Absolute Beginners :: The Jam As I Wind Down the Pines :: The Tragically Hip Thinking About Us :: Gord Downie I Think It’s Going to Rain Today :: Randy Newman Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right :: Bob Dylan Elevator Operator :: Courtney Barnett Jericho :: Rufus Wainwright You’ve Changed :: Ladytron I Think I’m Paranoid :: Garbage I Think I Might Possible Be Indecisive But I’m Not Sure :: Jaymz Bee Think About You :: Jean LeLoup Toy Guns :: Tokyo Police Club Keep on Thinkin’ :: Sloan Think of You :: Continue Reading

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Whistling: March 30, 2019

Whistle while you… WAFFLE? We don’t cover any of the obvious ones (except for one request) in this all-whistling WAFFLES!, selecting instead some of the more obscure whistling-centric works of classical music, jazz, alternative pop and even a great (?) reggae cover of an ’80s whistling-heavy hit. Whistle along with WAFFLES! Tracks this episode: WAFFLES! theme :: Teen Titans < Venus Birds :: Andreas Scholl Faust Cantata :: Alfred Schnittke Arabesque no. 1 :: Isao Tomita Whistling that Lonesome Tune :: Jerry Leger Ain’t Gwine to Whistle Dixie :: Taj Mahal The Story of My Life :: Michael Holliday Happy Hobo :: Fred Lowery A Bird That Whistles :: Joni Mitchell The Whistling Song :: Peter Davis Lindsay A Rock Star Bucks a Coffee Shop :: Neil Young The Suburbs :: Father John Misty Human :: Islands Twisted Nerve :: Bernard Hermann Simple Girl :: Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr In a Tree :: Frank Fuller The News :: Bend Sinister Generals and Majors :: XTC Little Garcon :: Born Ruffians Darkmatter :: Andrew Bird Hourglass :: Rose Brokenshire Crash Years :: The New Pornographers Don’t Worry Be Happy :: Levi Roots Games Without Frontiers :: Peter Gabriel

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Matts: March 16, 2019

It’s Matt’s birthday, so it’s all Matthews on the show today, from Sweet to Millz and many more besides — also giving Marisa a chance to play her fave band evars, The National (thanks, Matt Berenger). A sad tribute at the end for a fallen Matt as well. Find of the week: ChessClub! Songs: WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Rhapsody in Blue :: Matt Herskowitz Can’t Leave the Night :: BADBADNOTGOOD Hard on Things :: Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer Guilty :: Matthew Ryan A Miner’s Prayer :: Matt James Are We Through :: Matt Epps Friends :: Matt Millz You Had Your Soul With You :: The National Hey! Ya, You :: The Elwins This is the Day :: The The Dawn, She Woke Me :: Matt Holubowski Karate Man :: Superfriendz Amelia Earhart :: Chess Club Crying Lightning :: Arctic Monkeys Girlfriend :: Matthew Sweet The End of That :: Plants and Animals Hostile :: Planet Smashers One Day in Your Life-40 NYC Girls :: Matt Mays NYC Girls Acoustic :: Matt Mays Everlasting :: Matthew Bailey The Luckiest :: Ben Folds

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Vegan Night Market: March 9, 2019

Vegans! Who are they? What mysteries do they hold? Christina Avery of Knifey Spooney co-hosts a cruelty-free edition of WAFFLES!, talking about the upcoming Night Market, veganism, and lots more. Pigs are discussed! Plus some amazing new music from Steve Benjamins, Hillsburn, and more! Carnaval des Animaux :: Camille Saint-Saens A Fish on Land :: Lhasa Namaste :: Beastie Boys Lost Birds :: Rose Cousins Challenges :: State Cows Animal :: Miike Snow Animal :: Against Me! Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens :: Louis Jordan Like Irregular Chickens :: Kid Koala Sea Mammal :: Mr. Scruff Lioness :: Ace of Wands With The Larks :: Hillsburn How The World Was Born :: Steve Benjamins March of the Pigs (Clean) :: Nine Inch Nails March of the Pigs (Clean) :: Superhumanoids Sweet Relief :: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Motherless Child :: Moby Eat It :: Weird Al Yankovic Television :: Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy When Vegans Attack :: Clutch

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Ghosts Rider: March 2, 2019

Ghoooooooooooooooost Riders in the Skyyyyyyyyyy!! Jeremy co-hosts for another Super Hero Songbook, this time looking at the convoluted history and many identities of B-tier Marvel superhero Ghost Rider. Jeremy also challenges Henry Rollins to a fight. Does he show up to throw down? Find out! WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Ghost Riders in the Sky :: Stan Jones Motorcycle Mama :: Neil Young Bad Buddhist :: Sick Boss Ghost :: Lynn Jackson Ghost Dog Theme :: RZA Ghost Rider :: Suicide Ghost Rider :: Rollins Band Ghost Rider :: Betty and Veronica A Ghost to Most :: Drive-By Truckers Born to be Wild :: Enoch Light Singers Born to be Wild :: Guitar Wolf Walking With A Ghost :: Tegan and Sara Skulls :: Wildlife Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts :: Wolf Parade Leader of the Pack :: Twisted Sister Dreaming :: Ghost Rider Nitebike :: Deerhunter Ghost Riders in the Sky :: Children of Bodom Unknown Legend :: Neil Young Superheros :: Jezzy P Nunca es Tarde :: Guadaloops Ghost Rider :: Rush I’ve Been Riding With The Ghost :: Songs Ohia

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Afro-Futurism (and more): February 23, 2019

We aren’t experts in Afrofuturism, but we’re learning! A quick tour of Afrofuturism past and present, from the mothership of Sun Ra to the technologically infused pop/hip-hop of Janelle Monae. Music: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Space is the Place :: Sun Ra Astro’s Revenge :: Haolin Munk Courage :: The Souljazz Orchestra Cold Feet :: Zaki Ibrahim N’kosi Sikeli Afrika :: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Zaire Kwele :: Somo Somo & Mose Se Sengo Molalatiadi :: BLK JKS New Colossus :: Kaia Kater Viva Nigeria :: Fela Kuti Birth of Ghana :: Lord Kitchener Bad at Love :: Malo Treehouse :: Kae Sun Sexus Plexus Nexus :: Pierre Kwenders What’s Hardcore? :: K’naan East :: Billy Paul Freedom in 63 :: Nick Holder Another Life :: JayWood Got the Juice :: Janelle Monae Malo :: Mel Rose Kings and Queens :: Kemba Need Someone :: Ollie Paradise :: Desiire Radio Africa :: Bhundu Boys

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Yesterdays: February 16, 2019

No fewer than 27 versions of the Beatles’ “Yesterday,” as Matt, without Marisa to act as the voice of reason on the show, goes a bit bonkers. From the Bach-infused classical of John Bayless to the aggressive Indian metal of Nicotine, to the stone cold Marvin Gaye classic, this is “Yesterday” as you’ve never heard it before… over two dozen times. Strap in! Songs: WAFFLESTerday! :: Matt Shepherd Yesterday :: Canadian Brass Yesterday :: John Bayless Yesterday :: Vince Guaraldi Yesterday :: Oscar Peterson Yesterday :: David “Fathead” Newman Yesterday :: Christian Sands Yesterday :: Pearl Sisters Yesterday :: Hozan Yamamoto Yesterday :: Electric Samurai (Tomita) Yesterday :: Willie Nelson Yesterday :: Ray Charles Yesterday :: Chris Farlowe El Ayer :: Los Dayson El Ayer :: La Lupe El Ayer :: Sandpipers Yesterday :: Boyz II Men Yesterday :: Walk Off The Earth Yesterday :: Bugs Bunny & Friends Rak Etmol :: Yafa Yarkoni & Arik Einstein I Believe in Yesterday :: Tyrone Taylor Yesterday :: Ras Attitude & the Oneness Yesterday :: Didier Super et sa Discomobile Yesterday :: Nicotine Yesterday :: Phillippine Violators Yesterday :: Marianne Faithfull Yesterday :: Marvin Gaye Je Croyais :: Ferdinand Robidoux Taken by Continue Reading

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Poverty: February 9, 2019

Take good care of the poor boy! Sloan speaks the truth (as always) in this edition of WAFFLES!, where we play music both _about_ and _by_ the poor — from the destitute composer Debussy to the mad preaching captured in Front 242’s “Welcome to Paradise,” it’s a whirlwind tour of emptied pockets. The struggles of jazz artists in New York, the Irish diaspora, the little-known fact that musician Scott Walker ate his brother in the womb — it’s all here in this edition of WAFFLES! Music, music, music: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Clair de Lune :: Walter Giesking (Claude Debussy) Poverty :: John Zorn Woman of the Ghetto :: Marlena Shaw No Depression in Heaven :: The Carter Family Man of Constant Sorrow :: Roscoe Holcomb Pay Dirt :: k.d. lang Speech Impediment :: Linda Oh Strange Fruit :: Billie Holiday Cause Cheap is How I Feel :: Cowboy Junkies Doledrum :: The La’s Paralyzed :: Gang of Four Broke :: Joel Plaskett Thousands Are Sailing :: The Pogues Goodbye Mrs Durkin :: The Irish Rovers Rich World Poor World :: The Guess Who My Ship is Coming In :: The Walker Brothers Apocalypse Pop Song :: Memphis Take Continue Reading

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