Monday, December 29, 2014

MEDIAFRENZY FRIDAY - 14-12-12 Fave albums and concerts of 2014


Raised By Swans - Except Us Dreamers (2014 LOCAL ALBUM “Oxnadalur”)
The Horrors - First Day of Spring (2014 ALBUM “Luminous”)
Sloan - You’ve Got a Lot on your Mind (2014 ALBUM “Commonwealth” + 2 CONCERTS, Western Fairgrounds and London Music Hall!)
St. Vincent - Bring Me Your Loves (2014 ALBUM “ST. Vincent”)
Jenny Lewis - Just One of the Guys (2014 ALBUM “Voyager”)
Modest Mouse - The View (CONCERT at London Music Hall)
Caribou - All I Ever Need (2014 ALBUM “Our Love”)
Dakar Audio Club - Promo EP (CONCERT in Exeter UK, also have a new album on Bandcamp)
Imogen Heap - Minds Without Fear (2014 ALBUM “Sparks”)
Le Fruit Vert - Epherimedes (CONCERT at EVAC)
Whoop-Szo - Niizhwaaswo (2014 LOCAL ALBUM “Niizhwaaswo”)
Timber Timbre - Curtains?! (NEW ALBUM “Hot Dreams”)
Chromatics - Candy (UPCOMING 2015 release!)
Morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business - (GIVEAWAY “World Peace Is None of Your Business”)
Daniel Lanois - Space Love - (2014 ALBUM “Flesh in the Machine”)
Electric Youth - The Best Thing (2014 ALBUM Innerworld”)
Astral Self - Restitution (2014 LOCAL TAPE “A Person Described As People presents Forest City Series Vol. 1”)
James Hunter Six - Let The Monkey Ride (CONCERT at London Music Club)
The Coup - Guillotine (CONCERT at Hard Luck Bar in Toronto)
Atmosphere - The World Might Not Live Through The Night (2014 ALBUM “Southsiders”)
Broken Bells - After The Disco (2014 ALBUM “After the Disco”
Tanya Tagaq - Uja (CONCERT at Aeolian Hall)

Thanks to Aaron for calling in and telling me about his favourite concert of 2014, Operators at CMW in Toronto.  Congrats to Jason, for calling in and winning the 2014 CD from Morrissey “World Peace is None of Your Business”, and thanks for telling us about your favourite show of 2014, Timber Timbre at Aeolian Hall. I didn’t get a chance to play a track from “Late At Night” By Alanna Gurr and the Greatest State, which also made my list this year.  A couple of noteworthy new local bands to mention, Pacanomad and Wormwood:  Look out for more from them in the new year!

The show was available to stream, until December 28th, 2014, Select previous shows tab, here:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014




Daniel Lanois - Forest City
Manic St. Preachers - Everything Must Go
Without Parachutes - When We Fall
Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir - What Would Jesus Buy?
Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Gorillaz - Kids With Guns
Wilderness of Manitoba - Shift
Hey Rosetta - Gold Teeth
Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz
Paconomad - Till Its Mine
Beatles - Can’t Buy Me Love
Sloan - Carried Away
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Lorde - Royals
First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
Radiohead - Dollars & Cents
Raised By Swans - A Way To Get By
CVRCHS - Recover
Sam Roberts - Bridge to Nowhere
Hilary Grist - The Trade
Stars - No One Is Lost
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You’ve Really Got  A Hold On Me

DJ Mediafrenzy discusses consumer culture, our society’s obsession with shopping, Black Friday chaos, worker’s strikes and where to shop locally or buy nothing this holiday season. 
We had a First Aid Kit “Stay Gold” CD Giveaway, congrats to Rishki for winning that and thanks for requesting Sam Roberts.  Thanks to Matt for calling in with his shopping story of the lures of advertising and making a request for Yeah Yeah Yeahs!; Jason, for calling in and requesting the exact Radiohead song that I brought in to play on vinyl, “Dollars & Cents” (great minds think alike); and thanks to Dan for requesting CHVRCHES!

The show is available to stream, until December 12th, 2014, here:

Sunday, November 16, 2014



Ruth Moody - The Garden
Karla Adolphe - Flying Low
Layah Jane - Honey
Dick Hyman - Honeysuckle Rose
Neil Young - Plastic Flowers
Sunparlour Players - I Hope This Isn’t The End For you
Sarah Smith - It All Comes Back
Blackwood Honeybees - Love Song For The End Of The World
Kris & Dee - Bloom
Kris & Dee - Weeds
Jenn Grant - Green Grows The Lilac
Mark Martyre - Where Will You Go Now
Ghost Bees - Vampires of The West Coast
Rolled Dolls - Bumblebee
Valery Gore - Hummingbird in reverse
Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State - Golden Coast
Foxygen - Flowers
We Are The City - Friends Hurt
Le Fruit Vert - Passiflore
Enfant Magique - Track 8 ?
Man Meets Bear - Epngishmok
Austra - What We Done
Buttonfly - Starsfade
Beach House - Wild
Paconomad - Restless
Danny Michel - Feather, Fur & Fin
Buck 65 - Roses In The Rain
Sloan - Carried Away
Stars - What Is To Be Done
Charles Bradley - Love Bug Blues
Budos band - Shattered Wings
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is
Four Tops - I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)

Join msmediafrenzy misbeehaving on air, telling you the buzz about the plight of our pollinators and playing sweet sweet songs. Get the low down on Neonic Insecticides, The new “F” Word, Environmental Protection Agency study findings, pollinator friendly plants and general tips for helping the bee population. Bee-keeper Dan phoned in to tell about the loss of half his hives, seeing the damage done by toxic insecticides firsthand and the dreadful duty of bagging up dead and dying bees to send to the Ministry of Agriculture for testing.  Find out more at the Plight of the Pollinators Forum at Wolf Performance Hall Monday November 24th at 7pm. Congratulations to Adam for winning the Alanna Gurr & The Greatest State CD giveaway.  Thanks to Adam and Jason for the requests!

Available to stream, until November 28th, 2014, here:

Friday, November 7, 2014


Aired on CHRW Radio 94.9 FM on October 31st, 2014 1:30 - 3:40pm


Manhattan Transfer - Twilight Zone
Twilight Hotel - Highway Prayer
Matt Mays & El Torpedo - Lost Souls
Echo & The Bunnymen - Killing Moon
Lucky Widmore - Howling at the Moon
Spoon - They Want My Soul
Speaking Tongues - Graveyard Blues
Bloody Hollies - Dead Letter
Buck 65 - A Case For Us
PhonopHoniC - Architects of Discontent
Factor (Ceschi) - Raise the Dead
Imogen Heap - Lifeline
Flaming Lips - Us & Them
The Cure - Friday I’m in Love
Misfits - Monster Mash
Arrogant Worms - Vance the Vegetarian Zombie
Electric Youth - Real Hero
Johan Soderqvist - Let the Right One In (score)
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead

Haunting tunes and haunting stories from our Prison Industrial Complex.  Between spooky songs DJ Mediafrenzy talks about crime rates being at an all time low, while Canada builds and incarcerates more people than ever before.  Human rights topics such as: unsanitary conditions, prisoners’ justice, restorative justice, pen pal programs, ACLU petitions, health access, issues at the local detention centre, murders, lock downs and the need for human dignity are broached on the show. Plus there were give-aways: Two tickets to Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here tribute at the Grand Theatre and Electric Youth's new CD! I'm going to try and have a giveaway every show!

Available to stream online here until November 13th:
(Click "Previous Shows" tab, October 31st, 2014)