Archive for October, 2015

October 29, 2015

Radio Hootenanny FM October 29

Radio Hootenanny FM Menu for October 29 , 2015

  • the pixies
  • the pagans of northumberland
  • the cleats
  • 1971 
  • tc folkpunk
  • doped up dollies 
  • the souljazz orchestra
  • the talking heads
  • U.S. girls
  • lindi ortega
  • emilie & ogden
  • golden fable
  • grey lands
  • promartyr
  • dilly dally
  • new order
  • pas de la dame sauvage
  • ought
  • teen daze
  • motorama
  • dany laj and the looks
  • cub
  • spoon
  • reigning sound
  • shadowy men on a shadowy planet
  • beach day
  • screaming blue messiahs
  • on the wane

Airing on:

♫ CKLU 96.7FM Sudbury Timeslot: Thursday Mornings 11am – 1pm ET

♫ CILU 102.7FM Thunder Bay Timeslot: Thursdays 2-4p ET

October 25, 2015


Ska Party FM Playlist 
for the week of October 26, 2015


its a spooktacular skalloween edition of the show featuring scary tunes from the likes of:
sweet leaf
the skatalites
the slackers
the kingpins
the elixxxirs
the planet smashers
western standard time ska orchestra
les calcatoggios
the scofflaws
hillside hooligans
the copasectics 
the reigning monarchs
tune in anytime below!
October 23, 2015

“time” for the Ska Party FM show for the week of Oct 19th!

SKA PARTY FM from the week of Oct 19th is now posted! “Time” is the theme so you can listen anyTIME at the link above.  Here’s what made the show:

(track – artist * denotes Skanadian artist)

  • welcome to the boss – 65 mines st
  • have the time – slackers
  • the time has come – heavensbee
  • serious time – mungo’s hi-fi
  • waste your time – duppies
  • just do your time – the fabulous lolo & king kong girio*
  • angels time – me, mom and morgentaler*
  • red is danger – western standard time ska orch
  • how many times – owen and leon
  • last time – the sensations
  • this is my time – erin bardwell collective
  • rudies don’t care – rude city riot*
  • so much the better – the hoodwinks*
  • for the last time – chris murray combo*
  • brown stew fish – stafford, urani, newman, bernard and leroy
October 22, 2015

Radio Hootenanny FM OCT 22

Catch our latest Hootenanny FM show! As it aired on these fine and dandy stations:
♫ CKLU 96.7FM in Sudbury & worldwide at
Timeslot: Thursday Mornings  11am – 1 pm ET
♫ CILU 102.7FM in Thunder Bay & worldwide at
Timeslot: Thursdays 2-4p ET

Radio Hootenanny FM Menu!

  • the lowest of the low
  • destroyer
  • vague notion
  • new order
  • the soul jazz orchestra
  • sharon jones & the dap kings
  • 2000 tons of TNT
  • sonic feat inky
  • don’t you (,) mean people
  • protomartyr
  • gang signs
  • the breeders
  • dilly daly
  • danny laj and the looks
  • the gruesomes
  • uubbuurruu
  • grey lands
  • the paper kites
  • images in vogue
  • the tourist company
  • ex hex
  • fist city
  • the dirty nil
  • sonic youth
  • frog eyes
  • allan toussaint and elvis costello
  • lindi ortega
October 18, 2015

Primal Hootenanny = Tuesday is a HOOT menu!

♫ here’s what’s on tap this TUNESDAY when we take over the airwaves on Primal Radio! 

Tuesdays 9p GMT/UK time & then again 9p ET

Primal Hootenanny Menu!
Tuesday October 20 , 2015
tune – artist
*denotes Canadian
transmission – joy division
away from your sway – the stand GT*
false jesii part 2 – sauna youth
junction – six string rebels*
i just wanna have something to do – k-man and the 45’s*
you put me on – heavensbee
filter – meter bridge*
remains to be – jazz on tap
wash your face in my sink – dream warriors*
drone mix – book a brass
wasteland – buddy olli
petting zoo – charlie belle
talisman – bet smith & the currie brothers*
nobody loves a tortured soul – owen duff
broken wood – the crows fly
blood boogie – teenage head*
crash the party – benny joy
backdoor dan – big sandy and his fly-rite boys
older than punk – the peacocks
life during wartime – pinhead gunpowder
rise up – pressure point
hullabaloo girls – young canadians*
oh come on – the julie ruin
come on, be a no one – the cribs
pull out – death from above 1979*
couldn’t get ahead – the fall
lulu – the balconies*
mosaikk – west bank robbers
new noise – refused
noise ceremony – on the wane
prime time reality – knucklehead*
anger management – the sweats*
stop lookin at me – the mightabins*
motorvate – the pack A.D.*
October 15, 2015

Oct 15 Radio Hootenanny FM Menu 

Airs today on these fine and dandy stations:

♫ CKLU 96.7FM Sudbury Timeslot: Thursday Mornings 11am – Noon ET

♫ CILU 102.7FM Thunder Bay Timeslot: Thursdays 2-4p ET

On Tap!
Radio Hootenanny FM – hr 1
October 15 , 2015
tune – artist
*denotes Canadian
transmission – joy division
away from your sway – the stand GT*
false jesii part 2 – sauna youth
junction – six string rebels*
i just wanna have something to do – k-man and the 45’s*
you put me on – heavensbee
filter – meter bridge*
remains to be – jazz on tap
wash your face in my sink – dream warriors*
drone mix – book a brass
wasteland – buddy olli
petting zoo – charlie belle
talisman – bet smith & the currie brothers*
nobody loves a tortured soul – owen duff
broken wood – the crows fly
Radio Hootenanny FM – hr 2
October 15 , 2015
sega slags – microchip junky
NWO – ministry
scratching the whole (klubsauce mix) – bootsauce*
marcus’ chords – devil monkey
blips – lazlo kovaks
the deep (concise mix) – jeff appleton
night gospel – the ballantynes*
sugar & other everyday diamonds – don’t you (,) mean people*
where is my mind? – the pixies
cosmetic youth – knucklehead*
who are the heroes now? – the cleats*
October 12, 2015

ska party FM menu for Oct 12-15


Ska Party FM Playlist for the week of October 12 , 2015
tune – artist
*denotes skanadian
valentine – bryan ferry
cannonball mood – 2000 tons of TNT
go crazy – the villains*
time is an illusion – heavensbee
one more time – the clash
big shot – the english beat
land of look behind – dub trinity*
don’t turn away – the kingpins*
j’arrete, j’y gagne – les happycuriens*
girl in the front row – the planet smashers*
girlfriend – the little beauties
pick it up – ambrose chappel and iKashflo
too original – major lazer
let the good time roll – dubmatix*
crazy – one night band*
October 10, 2015

Radio Hootenanny FM Blast!

we’ve been super busy with life etc but still managing to have fun with Radio Hootenanny every week.  you gotta make time for the fun things in life right?  here’s the last 2 weeks of shows in one hour bits, warts and all.  some great tunes both new and old!  enjoy!

October 8, 2015

Oct 8 Radio Hootenanny FM Menu!

Today’s Menu for Radio Hootenanny!  


Tune in at:

– 11am – 1pm ET on CKLU 96.7 FM  in Sudbury and worldwide at!
– 2-4pm ET on LU Radio – CILU 102.7 FM in Thunder Bay and worldwide at!

Featuring tunes by:

stiff little fingers
strange attractor
bullets or balloons
say hi
luke doucet and the white falcon
jr gone wild
jean leloup
niklas svensson
a bloke called Dave
tc folkpunk
alex wall
mickey bowie
tim timebomb
pine street ramblers
organized rhyme
the lions
dub trinity
lights that change
golden fable
jane siberry
plex auchta
paul fitzZaland
cellophane superstars
the evaporators
the pack a.d.

October 6, 2015

is it even worth wasting our breath?

ah, maybe.  if you don’t try, then you will never know. we’ve been giving this a lot of thought over the past two weeks so in the spirit of Canadian Thanksgiving, lets giv’r.
so after 2 yrs back with TooNice, we were blindsided to find out via text early one recent Sunday morning that our services were no longer required. we were floored!  did not see this coming at all! hindsight being 20/20, perhaps the signs were there earlier when plans we being made without or with minimal consultation, we were being left in the dark and our ideas weren’t getting any consideration.  but in the heat of those moments, you don’t add things together quite that way until you have been kicked to the curb. playing over 200 shows in 2 years was definitely a treat and something we will never forget but the way we were shown the door will leave many a memory tarnished.
which led us to thinking about how horrible most (and there are exceptions to everything) musicians treat each other. its not just this situation in particular but others we have experienced or heard of other musicians experiencing. its one thing to treat friends, co-workers and family with civility and common sense courtesy despite some of their short-comings but then it appears to be a completely different way amongst musicians.  the way we treat each other with a certain absence of ethics just sadly seems to be the norm rather than the exception.  its hard to take the knife sometimes yes.  we’ve been fired before but it always comes as a shocker.  the apparent lack of rules and then suddenly “rules” come out of nowhere and get applied when the ends justify the means. it is a quite humourous and ridiculous way of going about relationships and is hardly a healthy way for an industry to run.  especially when one considers the tasks at hand are based on a high level of passion, commitment and also can be physically and sometimes stressfully demanding.  then boom, they are gone. all of the sudden the rug is swiped out from under you.
don’t get us wrong, its a LOT OF FUN being a musician and that’s why we love it so! but perhaps that’s also why a lot of the basic ethical treatment of fellow human beings gets cast aside as well.  we will put up with a lot to reap the rewards but along the way, we let a lot of ugliness rear its head without much second thought. then at crunch time, points of view don’t get considered and before you know it, its my way or the highway or you get run out of town and in the end you just gotta say “its a crazy musical ride” and carry on.  is music a business?  is it friends?  is it a family? is it all the above, some or none of the above? is it an entity onto itself? the blurring of the lines and addition of so many factors and viewpoints really make the music industry unique. there truly are 2 sides to a coin. then you get into perception playing a big part when there is a lack of communication while living in the fast lane. who’s in the right? who’s in the wrong? who knows but we may even be breaking some mythical “rule” by even posting about this and trying to create some food for thought.
so regardless, its fun times indeed.  past, present and future(yet to be written).  there were many fun and great moments that we we will keep as learning experiences and this is now the end of TooNice v3.0 (read about 2.0 here).  now we very much look forward to whatever lies ahead but it will be with more humility and knowledge than before. hope springs eternal but now we are somewhat wiser!