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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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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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