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Music written to other people -- songs in the form of letters, or otherwise just intended to be heard by someone in particular.
Songs about, well, hair! But nothing from the musical "Hair". It was too easy.
It's the Homegrown Festival
in Kingston today, so we're playing Kingston artists! Also: lots of new stuff Marisa likes.
Songs about faces, and ears! Which kind of turn into "songs about listening", which is all you can really do with music, so it makes NO SENSE.
Home studios, with friend of the show/recording artist Jens Trode!
Jens Trode joins us for the bridge half of the show, as we play songs recorded in home studios for the whole show!
Songs about dances, then songs that make you feel like dancing!
Matt takes the first hour, with lots of classical, jazz and folk music about dance styles through history (with a diversion into country waltz). Marisa takes the second hour, mostly with music to make you wanna boogie.
Songs about California! This was a theme Marisa chose. Matt isn't sure why. But it turns out there are a LOT of songs about California, and a surprising number of them by Quebecers. Go figure!
April Fool's Day, so Marisa wanted a show about luck and superstition. I'm not sure either.
We're joined by cool-as-hell law student Jason Liang, who has worked for the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation, and will be articling there soon, for a really neat conversation about legal lenses on gambling in Ontario. Plus lots of songs about luck, superstition, and gambling!
It's Bowie weekend in #ygk, and one of the architects of the event, Graeme Langdon, joins us to discuss.
Bowie, Bowie, and even more Bowie! A few tracks by the Thin White Duke himself, but mostly covers, and mostly by Canadian artists. Graeme does a great job of explaining how it all came together (and of teasing King Con next weekend).
Great Bass! Marisa picked this one, all great bass songs (and a little Saint Patrick's Day postlude besides)
We had an interview all lined up but she didn't show! Weird. Anyway, we had a great show, focusing on songs with killer bass lines. So much stuff that we'll have to do a second one!
FUNDING DRIVE! Part 2/2. Special guests, Space Experts Julia & Nathan, join us.
A fun episode, with Space Experts Julia & Nathan providing stellar Space Support as the funding drive continues! Facebook Live from about 8:15-9:20. Fun!
Fu-fu-fu-FUNDING DRIVE! Part 1/2. We play space music!
Very special Funding Drive bonus offers from WAFFLES!, as well as great music too! We have a lot of fun on this one. As well as wearing our animal onesies.
About 45 minutes of a capella, and a grab bag of great other songs!
The Funding Drive starts next week, as does the Kingston Canadian Film Festival AND an a capella competition on the Queen's campus! All of that is mentioned in this week's WAFFLES!, including our very special Funding Drive bonus offers.
Songs with spoken-word parts in them (but not spoken word over music)
Songs with talking in them, which were harder to find than we initially thought. Matt breaks the rules a lot. And we get a little crazy with Steve Winwood making bargains with TRAFFIC. Also: Iron Maiden!
Soundtrack music, and special guests Brent and Steve of BONEYARD
(the movie!), soon to premiere at KCFF.
A stellar interview with Brent & Steve in the first hour, and all sorts of music from all sorts'a soundtracks, ranging from Fire Walk With Me through the unrelenting horror of All Star By Smashmouth But Every Note Is C.
Actors! Songs about actors, and songs performed by actors.
Acting! Genius! THANKYOU! Songs about famous actors or involving famous actors -- and BY famous actors, ranging from Rick Moranis rapping about the Girl from Impanema to Christopher Lee with black metal history lessons.
A series of positive jams to try to offset the horrors south of the border, including a trip around the world with "Happy" covers and an interview with the writer-director of LIVE IN KINGSTON
, Jay Middaugh. Fun!
Short songs! All songs under 3 minutes long -- most under two -- resulting in a bit of "did we bring enough music?" flop sweat near the end. The first show where we've played every single song we brought (except that jazz/metal one).
Ladies & Beer! With special guest Kristina Miller
Songs by ladies. Songs about beer. Songs by ladies... about beer. Two titanic hours of WAFFLES!, with a special interview with Kristina Miller, owner of Kingston's best craft pub (the Alibi) and the co-host, with Marisa, of an upcoming ladies' craft beer night. This is a good one!
REGULAR SHOW LENGTHS AGAIN! Thank God! Four-hour shows are exhausting. Resolutions in general, our resolutions -- jazz early on, more rockin' as we move forward.
FOUR HOURS of WAFFLES! Our 2016 end-of-the-year beast, in which we play tracks from our Top 10 albums, count out some honourable mentions, mourn those we lost and celebrate the scant good moments in a truly crap year.
Super Xmas Holiday Spectacular
FOUR HOURS of WAFFLES! Xmas music, ranging from Ludacris to slowed-down Chipmunks. Microphones were clipping like crazy! Sorry about that.
Songs about dreams and dreaming, with guest Melissa from Sudo
(A funky group teaching women to code in Kingston)
An all-French show! Quebec, yes, but also French music from around the world, dating back to Rossini and including Belgian hip-hop and Burkina Faso folk.
Songs that are also stories, with guests Asad & Jonathan from Chairs and Tables
, talking about the Humans of Kingston "human library" project