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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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Spiders! February 2, 2019

Spiders! Spiders! SPIDERS! From the Royal Scottish Orchestra playing “The Spider Rejoices” straight through the ill-fated (but later feted) David Bowie Glass Spider tour, it’s all spiders on this edition of WAFFLES!

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Writing: January 26, 2019

Songs about writing — and authors, and in some cases reading — on this very literary WAFFLES!, starting with the free jazz of Ornette Coleman and ending with a novel cover of the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” by the B-52s. In the interim, everything from Prince to Lana Del Rey, from Dexy’s Midnight Runners to Nick Cave, from Paul Simon to Emily Haines… join us! Music for this edition: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Story Writing :: Ornette Coleman The Girl at the Typewriter :: Raymond Scott Baudelaire :: Serge Gainsbourg I Could Write a Book :: Holly Cole Rewrite :: Paul Simon Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman to Have :: Lana del Rey Autobiography :: Sloan One of These Days :: Neil Young Song for “The Wars” :: Jenna? Young Glass :: Hey Rosetta! Dance Stance :: Dexys Midnight Runners The Writing on My Father’s Hand :: Dead Can Dance Offred :: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith I’m Writing a Novel :: Father John Misty The Engine Driver :: The Decemberists David Foster Wallace :: Milo Living With David Foster Wallace :: BLAMMOS & Friends Magic Word :: Fucked Up Myopic Books :: American Music Club Man Machine Continue Reading

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Magic! January 19, 2019

Do you believe in magic? The Norwegians do! We’ll hear from them later in the show on an all-magic-themed edition of WAFFLES!, ranging from stage magic to straight up witchcraft. Marisa gets the pull of the week award with a classic metal track, and much hay is made of various things including cold weather, the fate of the Buckley clan, our new nemeses in Norway, and more! Tracks this episode: WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans It’s Magic :: Eric Dolphy God is Alive, Magick is Afoot :: Buffy Sainte-Marie That Old Black Magic :: Ike Quebec Lucky Girl :: Joni Mitchell Magicians :: Amy Rigby Vanishing :: Barenaked Ladies Magic Wand of Love :: United Future Organization Swamp Magic :: Timber Timbre Yes, Yes, We’re Magicians :: The Crookes Magic :: Shad & Lido Pimienta Dance :: Clairmont the Second Magician’s Assistant :: Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip Witches Brew :: Janie Jones The Witch :: The Sonics Magic Carpet Ride :: Pizzicato Five Mr. Crowley :: Ozzy Osbourne This Magic Moment :: Prima Vera Necromancer :: Van der Graaf Generator The Magician :: Jason Isbell Working Together :: Born Ruffians Song of the Magician :: Tim Buckley Magic Spells :: Crystal Continue Reading

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Swing, Baby, Swing! January 12, 2019

Friend of the show Tony is a co-host for a jazz-infused episode of WAFFLES!, talking mostly about Meet In The Middle, the upcoming swing extravaganza coming to Kingston later this month! Swing culture, terminology, dances (what’s a blues dance?) and more, punctuated with music on the more general theme of “youth”. Music, music, music! WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans Fountain of Youth :: Roger Briggs Flaming Youth :: Duke Ellington I Like Pie (I Like You Best of All) :: Gordon Webster The Cat’s Got Kittens :: Combo Royale It’s Highlife Time :: Fela Kuti Blame It On My Youth :: Holly Cole Sit Down Young Stranger :: Gordon Lightfoot All Right, Okay You Win :: Gordon Webster Let’s Jazz All Young Aliens :: John Southworth Big John’s Special :: Martin Loomer’s Orange Devils Boys & Girls :: Alabama Shakes Youth Cults :: TRAITRS Can’t Give You Anything but Love :: Cranberry Dixie & Swing Band We Are Young :: fun. Part Time Punks :: Television Personalities The Daydream :: The Lucinda Belle Orchestra Forever Young :: Sam Concepcion Forever Young :: Jazzystics Lavender Coffin :: Gordon Webster All the Young Dudes :: World Party One O’Clock Jump :: Lester’s Continue Reading

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Epiphanies: January 5, 2019

It’s a new year for WAFFLES!, and Matt’s sister suggested “Epiphanies” as a topic of choice — so here we go into 2019! From the composed-for-Epiphany music of Benjamin Britten to the sardonic snark of a young Momus, from the nasal meanderings of Bob Dylan to the full-throated belt of Etta James covering Bob Dylan, we’re epiphanying all over the place this week! Plus: does Bruce Springsteen have a nickname? How do wizards poop? And does Wizard Music suck? A long digression into why the Harry Potterverse might not be all it’s cracked up to be. Music of the Epiphany: A Ceremony of Carols :: The Choristers of Canterbury Cathedral I Can See Clearly Now :: Holly Cole Trio Tangled Up in Blue :: Bob Dylan I’m Just Beginning to Live :: Jonathan Richman Lucky Like St. Sebastian :: Momus The Pursuit of Happiness :: Beyries Another Day :: Ashley Shadow Sunny Sunday :: Joni Mitchell I Can See For Miles :: The Who Giving It All Away :: Roger Daltrey Destination Anywhere :: The Commitments Spare Parts :: Bruce Springsteen Blowin in the Wind :: Craig Cardiff Blowin in the Wind :: Etta James No Epiphany :: Fucked Up Continue Reading

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The End! December 29, 2018

Matt’s on his own for the last WAFFLES! in 2018, which means it’s gonna get dark, folks. REAL dark. It’s The End. The Apocalypse. The Final Days. Songs about the big finish, the end of everything… and sometimes not.  Pre-recorded at home due to vacation plans; please forgive any audio quibbles. Abime des Oiseaux :: Oliver Messiaien Piano Four :: Howard Shore It Is Accomplished :: Peter Gabriel Chill of Death :: Charlies Mingus Final Days of the Apocalypse :: The Comet is Coming Death is Not the End :: Bob Dylan Waiting for the Big One :: Peter Gabriel Death is Not the End :: Nick Cave In the End :: Rush It’s Not The End of the World :: John Southworth Dance me to the End of Love :: Leonard Cohen Happy Ending :: Manitoba / Caribou The End :: Wagon Christ In The End :: Lionrock The End :: Nico The Final Countdown :: Postmodern Jukebox A che ora e la fine del mundo :: Luciano Ligabue Apocalypse Pop Song :: Memphis Apocalypse Never :: Compassion Gorilla New Year Song :: Hey Rosetta! This Year :: Mountain Goats

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MegaXmas Spegtacular 2018

It’s Crimbus! Thrill to old faves like The Waitresses and Slade, jazz classics from Oliver Jones, Holly Cole and Bela Fleck, get depressed in the middle bit with a bunch of downer songs, and dive deep into traditional dungeon synth with Krampusnacht. Songs this episode:  Jingle Cats :: Special Xmas WAFFLES theme Let It Snow :: Oliver Jones If We Make It Through December :: Holly Cole Il Est Ne/Ca Berger :: The McGarrigle Sisters & the Chieftains Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies :: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones The First Snow :: Hey Rosetta Merry Christmas (I Love You) :: Hawksley Workman Linus & Lucy :: Los Straitjackets Pandora’s Christmas Box :: Quartango White Christmas :: Otis Redding Blue Christmas :: Old 97’s River :: Blue Rodeo 2000 Miles :: Whitehorse Happy, Happy Christmas :: Ingrid Michaelson Oi to the World :: The Vandals No Xmas for John Quays :: The Fall Merry Xmas (War is Over) :: Damien Rice Il Est Ne, Le Petit Enfant :: Siouxsie & the Banshees Veni, Veni, O Belznicki :: Krampusnacht Christmas at the Airport :: Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets Merry Xmas Everybody :: Slade Hey Sis, It’s Christmas :: RuPaul Christmas at Continue Reading

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Sweaters: WAFFLES!, December 15, 2018

Who’s got sweaters? We’ve got sweaters! And some creepy songs about sweaters, too! Matt and Marisa share songs about sweaters, and new classics from the holiday canon. Here’s the music for this episode: Last Christmas Coeur de Pirate The Sweater Meryn Cadell Walk Talk Syd Dale V-Neck Sweater Greyboy AllStars Hey Little Girl Thurston Harris Beautiful White The Pursuit of Happiness Sweaters Laurie Anderson All I Want Joni Mitchell Learn How to Knit Hawksley Workman Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo Fingers Crossed Sweater Girls Record Collector The Planet Smashers Red Sweater The Aquabats In a Green Cotton Sweater Casiotone for the Painfully Alone Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Greg Dulli Independent Thief Kathleen Edwards I Can Sing Barenaked Ladies Sweater (Korean band) ??? Oh Susanna Little White Lies Sweater Weather Radio Radio Sweater Weather Kina Grannis Hating You for Christmas Everclear Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis Sam Brouwerman Sweater in the Lake Look Vibrant Sweater Day/Shelter Zwanie Johnson Silent Night William Shatner & Iggy Pop Cashmere Sweater Gloria Mann Clip Clop Charlotte Cornfield I’ll Be Home for Christmas Danielle Fricke

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