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Instrumentals: August 17, 2019

No words! NO WORDS! Instrumentals rule the day on WAFFLES! this week, with everything from usually-no-words music (classical, jazz) to usually-words music (Neil Young through the Pogues) holding down two hours of stellar tunes. WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Tanti anni prima :: Geir Draugsvoll & Mette Rasmussen Confessions Pt. II :: BADBADNOTGOOD Ki-Gen :: DJ Krush & Toshinori Kondo The Emperor of Wyoming :: Neil Young When It’s Gone, It’s Gone :: Bruce Cockburn Flametop Green :: Daniel Lanois Let’s Go Away for a While :: The Beach Boys Reverends Revenge :: The Housemartins Metropolis :: The Pogues Apache :: Incredible Bongo Band Groovin’ with Mr Bloe :: Mr Bloe fife’n’drums :: Rhythm & Truth Brass Band Dusty Moog :: Amplified Pale Forms Run By :: Amon Tobin Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennae :: Godspeed You! Black Emperor Sleepwalk :: Jeff Beck Meet Me in the Basement :: Broken Social Scene Is This Music? :: Teenage Fanclub Humanistic Center :: Afrikan Sciences Temperance :: North Atlantic Drift Shining Star :: Cory Weeds Horripilation :: Do Make Say Think ::

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Hello! August 10, 2019

Hello! Is it WAFFLES you’re looking for? Then you’ve found it, as we slap two hours of “hello” songs together, with a few howdys for good measure. WAFFLES :: Teen Titans Hello My Lovely :: Charlie Haden Hello Sunday! Hello Road! :: Gil Scott-Heron Hello Love :: Hank Snow Michigan City Howdy Do :: Johnny Cash Hello Mudduh, Hello Faddah! :: Allan Sherman Hello City :: Barenaked Ladies Sadness Grows :: Spirit of the West Hello :: The Elwins Hello :: Walk off the Earth 106.2 Breeze FM :: Mac DeMarco Konnichiwa :: Shonen Knife On Yonge Street :: Gordon Lightfoot Hello Love :: The Be Good Tanyas Hello Jesus :: Steve Gates Hello in There :: John Prine Hello, I Love You :: The Doors Salut Les Copins :: Eux Autres Putting Shame In Your Game :: Beastie Boys M1 A1 :: Gorillaz Hello :: Dragonette Cheer Up Peru-40 Say Hello :: Drugstore Hello :: Jaunt Hello Hammersmith :: Caribou Hello Let’s Go to the Disco :: Ursula 1000 Hello, I Must Be Going! :: Groucho Marx Shadow Falls :: Hello, Blue Roses Hello World Doggone :: John McGhee

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Mothers: August 3, 2019

Matt and Marisa play host to Marisa’s mom, Mary, as they play music about mothers and Matt strives valiantly to get Mary to give up the dirt on Marisa’s mysterious past and childhood. Does he succeed? Does Mary throw Marisa under the bus? Find out — and listen to some awesome music besides! WAFFLES! :: Teen Titans Mutterlandelei :: Strauss / Edith Weins Songs my Mother Taught Me :: Dvorak My Mother :: Bluiett Jackson Thiam Mother & Son :: Loren Mazzacane Suzanne :: Nina Simone Don’t Take Your Guns to Town :: Johnny Cash Neil Young :: Motorcycle Mama Take This Message to My Mother :: Bobby Visitor Mama Tried :: Bonnie Princy Billy Mama Tried :: Old 97’s Mother of a Miner’s Child :: Gordon Lightfoot Motherless Children :: Roscoe Holcomb Motherless Child :: Odetta Motherless Child :: Moby Mendocino :: Kate McGarrigle and Rufus Wainwright Call You Names :: Tenille Arts I’m On Fire :: Whitehorse Canadian Shield :: CFRC e5-770 My Mother’s Name :: Lucie Idlout Sisters of Mercy :: Dion Trust the Voice of Love :: John Southworth Treat Your Mother Right :: Mr. T Take Your Mama Out Tonight :: Scissor Sisters Mother :: Continue Reading

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Songs about Songs: July 27, 2019

Matt and Marisa play songs about songs! From Superman’s Song to The Same Old Song, from the Song of Songs to This is Not a Love Song, from Song for Whoever to a couple of Towers of Song, we’re covering all the songs about the songs by singers who sing the songs about songs. So long! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Songs of Songs :: Indra Rise Kiss Me (from Song of Songs) :: John Zorn Ben’s Song :: Sarah MacLachlan Superman’s Song :: Crash Test Dummies Song for Whomever :: The Beautiful South Killing Me Softly with His Song :: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 Killing Me Softly with His Song :: Fugees It’s Same Old Song :: The Four Tops Travellin’ Song :: The Mountains & the Trees Society Song :: Sarah Slean Song of Summer :: Hawksley Workman Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) :: Cowboy Junkies Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) :: Deadbeat & Camara Greek Song :: Rufus Wainwright Tower of Song :: Leonard Cohen Tower of Song :: Robert Forster That’s All There is to This Song :: Willie Nelson Hit Song :: Peter Murphy The Ship Song :: Nick Cave & the Continue Reading

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Doomed Love: July 20, 2019

Broken hearts! Broken people! Horror movie plots sung to the tune of Gordon Lightfoot’s If I Could Change Your Mind! This week’s WAFFLES! has it all, including three versions of “Tainted Love,” a double-shot of Nick Cave, some profound disagreements about the DiCaprio version of Romeo & Juliet, and much more! Songs this ep: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Romeo & Juliet Love Theme :: National Philharmonic Orchestra If You Could Read My Mind :: Gordon Lightfoot Fool :: Basia Bulat To Love is To Bury :: Cowboy Junkies Broken Heart Songs :: Joel Plaskett The Bed Song :: Amanda Palmer & the Grand Theft Orchestra Girl on the Moon :: Jaymz Bee Tainted Love :: Gloria Jones Tainted Love :: Coil Born to Die :: Lana del Rey Life Goes On :: Tourist Bureau My Shepherd :: New Pornographers I Gave You :: Bonnie Prince Billy & Matt Sweeney The Truth :: Kate Tempest My Love (Vampire) :: The Planet Smashers Die Alone :: Whitehorse Terrible Love :: The National We Called It Love :: Stars Something that You Said :: The Beautiful South Romeo is Bleeding :: Tom Waits Where the Wild Roses Grow :: Nick Cave & Continue Reading

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Long, long titles!

Matt and Marisa go on the hunt for the longest titles in music history, with regular suspects and new-to-WAFFLES! faves joining the fray. What’s the longest title in music history? Find out! It’s not the Rednex (which we wound up not playing; the song is super gross). WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Don’t Let the Teardrops Rust Your… :: Holly Cole Trio Dance of the Inhabitants of the… :: John Fahey Come Back to Us Barbara Lewis… :: John Prine There Will Never Be Any Peace… :: The Chi-Lites Ready Or Not (Love Is Gonna…) :: The Delfonics Regretting What I Said to You… :: Christine Lavin He Held Up His Hat (And…) :: Kristine Schmidt The One That Got Away (Came…) :: Daniel Romano Home As a Romanticized Concept Where… :: Woodpigeon Take Me In Your Arms And.. :: Kim Weston No Reason to Cry Out Your… :: Hawksley Workman I Want You To Take Photos… :: John Southworth I’ll Reprint Your Love Letter In… :: drama queen martyr The Beat is Down (Four Wretched…) :: Frog Eyes I’ve Been Asleep For A Long… :: Hey Rosetta! In A World Possessed By the Human Mind :: The Tragically Hip Continue Reading

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Teenage Kicks: July 6, 2019

Teenagers! YOUNG PUNKS! Matt and Marisa rail against the younger generation while playing songs about ’em, with Marisa going on a deep dive into one of her favourite musical sub-sub-subgenres: the “death discs” of the ’50s and ’60s, spinning splatter platters featuring all sorts of teens dropping like (teenaged) flies. WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Piano Concerto :: Alma Deutscher Smells Like Teen Spirit (short) :: Willie Nelson Smells Like Teen Spirit :: Patti Smith Sugar Mountain :: Neil Young The Suburbs :: Arcade Fire Teenage Cats :: Hawksley Workman Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven :: Love & Rocket Teenage Kicks :: The Undertones Teenage Kicks :: Ron Ron Chou Suzanne :: Bruce Springsteen Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots :: The Diamonds Patches :: Dickey Lee Dead Man’s Curve :: Nash the Slash Greg! The Stop Sign!! :: TISM Teenage Exorcists :: Mogwai U Smile :: Justin Bieber 800x slower Seventeen :: Ladytron At Seventeen :: Tara McLean Drunk Teenagers :: Joel Plaskett Emergency Miss Teen Wordpower :: The New Pornographers Teenage Lobotomy :: The Ramones

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Ordinal Numbers

First, it’s WAFFLES! Second, we have a theme. Third, it’s ordinal numbers! All the way up to hundredth (at least), it’s a new take on numbers from the first name in music/talk variety! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Fourth Dance :: Kronos Quartet Second Cup of Coffee :: Gordon Lightfoot First We Take Manhattan :: Leonard Cohen Hallelujah :: Leonard Cohen In Need of Medical Attention :: Joel Plaskett First of May :: John Southworth Third of May/Odaigahara :: Fleet Foxes First Song :: Andrew Bird They Might Be Giants :: Another First Kiss Second Best :: Barenaked Ladies 20th Century Fox :: The Doors 21st Century Digital Boy :: Bad Religion Third Uncle :: Bauhaus Firsts :: Richard Buckner First Few Desperate Hours :: The Mountain Goats 4th of July :: X First Time :: Carly Rae Jepsen Fourth Dimension :: Lights Second Chance :: Caribou The Fifth Horseman :: Prefab Sprout Second Nature :: Rush The First Five Times :: Stars First Transmission :: Earthling

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Cake! But not the band Cake.

Somebody left the WAFFLES! out in the rain! Well, no. But we do cover all sorts of songs about Cake, while never getting around to the actual band Cake. Sorry, Cake! You’re a great band! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Cakewalk :: Oscar Peterson I Like Pie, I Like Cake, But I Like You Most of All :: California Ramblers Bile Them Cabbage :: Hank Williams Ladies of the Canyon :: Joni Mitchell All the Pretty Little Horses :: Holly Cole Children’s Corner: Golliwog’s Cake Walk :: Claude DeBussy MacArthur Park :: Shirley Bassey Cake and July :: Joker’s Daughter Chocolate Cake :: Crowded House Saturdays :: Nelly Furtado We Hovered with Short Wings :: Cowboy Junkies Still Alive :: Jonathan Coulton Piece of Cake :: Barenaked Ladies Atop a Cake :: Alvvays The Lookahead :: The Tragically Hip Baker Baker :: Tori Amos You Just Have to Be Crazy :: Grant Lee Buffalo The Life and Soul of the Party Dies :: Carter the USM I Love You (But You’re Boring) :: The Beautiful South Here on Earth (I’ll Have My Cake) :: Crash Test Dummies Lay Lady Lay :: Ministry Cake v. Pie :: Paul F. Tompkins The Continue Reading

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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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