A Pair Of Underwater Pearls

>> Monday, 9 February 2009

So CKUW's annual FunDrive is well underway, and my pal Jenny - the host of the wonderful show The Book of Right On, which airs Thursday afternoons from 3-5 - is hoping to raise $600 during her two hours on air this upcoming Thursday.

She writes:
I would very much appreciate it if you would support me and independent music radio by pledging! I have made some special incentives, including the annual Book of Right-On Fundrive Mix featuring favourite artists and tracks from the show (every single pledge of $30 and up gets one!), as well as the famous Book of Right-On Fundrive pillow (Your $60 pledge gets you into the draw), and some other surprises still to be announced.

On top of Jenny's promised goodies, there are tiered rewards for those pledging $30, $60, $120 or more. For example, a minimum pledge of $30 earns you a slick discount card that entitles its bearer to great deals at Music Trader, Into The Music, Movie Village, The Folk Festival Store, and about 50 other local businesses.

If you can help her and The U of W's independent campus/community radio out, please do. For more details, check out her show's site.

Oh, and earlier, I personally pledged 30 bones to her show (forgetful and busy types, the former in my case, can advance pledge), so she only needs $570 now!


Old Seed, aka Craig Bjerring (ex-Vagiants, ex-Hummers), is playing The Folk Exchange on March 6th (thanks to Nigel for the heads up).

dd/mm/yyyy are playing a free in-store gig at Into The Music on February 23rd @ 5 p.m. Also, indie-rockers Sylvie are the opening act for dd/mm/yyyy's show later than evening at The Albert.

Old news: Propagandhi have added a second show and will now be at The Garrick on March 20th and 21st.

Hot Panda are at the Lo Pub on April 10th.

Infinite Playlist: Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog


Kelsey,  10 February 2009 at 11:20  

Yes! I love Joanna Newsom references.

Phil H 10 February 2009 at 22:48  

So I get that bands these days want to have a unique name and there are already so many good names taken (like Manitoba...Sorry Dan), but what's with these bands choosing band names that are ambiguous or simply annoying to actually say? Come on, musicians of the world! Is anyone else getting tired of this?


!!! = Chk Chk Chk (or in Linux... Bang Bang Bang). A quick Google for "!!!" returns zero results.

MGMT = You may say MGMT but I say Management. Less syllables and it rolls off the tongue better.

dd/mm/yyyy = So is it Day Month Year or Dee Dee Forward Slash Em Em Forward Slash why why why WHY!?!

What's next?
:-) = Colon Dash Closed-Bracket?

Mykael 11 February 2009 at 19:23  

Not me dude. I like all those names.

In fact, if I had a band, I'd christen it asdfjkl;

Perplexed enunciators could simply call us 'homerow', but our true fans, assuming we'd have at least two, would have no qualms saying each character.

Anonymous,  12 February 2009 at 09:30  

junior boys - april 4 - pyramid

Phil H 13 February 2009 at 14:32  

I did a quick search for "homerow music" on google and lookie what I found! LOL


I dig it!

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