Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hot Bunny Radio Playlist for February 11th: Anti-Valentines Day show!!!

CKLU 96.7 fm
6-8pm (18:00 - 20:00)

* denotes Canadian talent
italics denotes a new release

Tonight is the much-loved (by me) annual Anti-Valentines Day Show here at Hot Bunny Radio! Enjoy lots of kiss-off songs and likely a few sad ones too...

  • The Beatles -- Not A Second Time -- With the Beatles
  • Blake Babies -- Take Your Head Off My Shoulder --earwig
  • Bob Dylan -- Idiot Wind -- Blood on the Tracks
  • Camera Obscura -- Careless Love -- My Maudlin Career
  • The Damned -- So Messed Up -- Damned, Damned, Damned
  • Eric's Trip -- Hate Song -- Forever Again *
  • The Jam -- So Sad About Us -- Setting Sons
  • Jason Bajada -- Sad Song About You #2 -- Loveshit
  • Jim Bryson -- Mean Streak -- The North Side Benches *
  • Johnny Thunders -- Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory -- So Alone
  • Julie Doiron -- Dont Wannabe/Liked By You -- Woke Myself Up *
  • The Knickerbockers -- Lies -- Quivers Down the Backbone Birthday Compilation
  • Langhorne Slim -- Hummingbird -- Langhorne Slim
  • Liz Phair -- Girls! Girls! Girls! -- Exile in Guyville
  • Nancy Sinatra -- How Does That Grab You Darlin' -- How Does That Grab You?
  • Neko Case -- Runnin' Out of Fools -- Blacklisted
  • Okkervil River -- Calling and Not Calling My Ex -- The Stand Ins
  • The Queers -- No Tit -- Don't Back Down *
  • The Ramones -- I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You -- Ramones
  • The Replacements -- Answering Machine -- Let It Be
  • Rilo Kiley -- Does He Love You? -- More Adventurous
  • Ryan Adams -- Come Pick Me Up -- Heartbreaker
  • Sarah Harmer & Jason Euringer -- Your Cheatin' Heart -- Songs for Clem *
  • She & Him -- Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want -- (500) Days of Summer OSR
  • The Shins -- Gone For Good -- Chutes Too Narrow
  • The Smiths -- Unhappy Birthday -- Strangeways, Here We Come
  • Supersuckers -- 400 Bucks -- Reverend Horton Heat/Supersuckers
  • Thrush Hermit -- Before You Leave -- Clayton Park *
  • Violent Femmes -- Fat -- 3
  • Ween -- Piss Up A Rope -- 12 Golden Country Greats
  • The White Wires -- You're No Good For Me -- Girly, Girly, Girly *
  • The's -- I Don't Need You No More -- The's
  • P.J. Harvey -- Who The Fuck? -- Uh Huh Her


  • Blake Babies -- an annual favourite cuz it's got lines like "all my tears are gonna be from joy."
  • Oh Bob, "you're an idiot babe, it's a wonder you still know how to breathe..."
  • "I think I'd rather F**K her mom" -- if that's not an anti-valentines day line I don't know what is....
  • That Johnny Thunders song makes me wanna give him a great big hug. You know, if he wasn't dead....
  • That Knickerbockers song makes me feel much tougher than I am in reality...
  • "I'm dreaming of leaving of my demons and the first one I'm leaving is you." Damn you Langhorne harsh and so sad...
  • Every time I hear "How Does that Grab You Darlin'" I'm reminded of why it's one of my all-time favourite songs ever.
  • It's like, alien-like freaky, that Neko can hit those notes in "Runnin Out of Fools" and make it sound like nothin'...
  • Okkervil River: a song about dating and breaking up with a Hollywood starlet. Oh we've all been there....
  • You're right Ramones, I wouldn't to walk around with someone who didn't want to walk around with me.
  • Nothing's more romantic than a girl stealing all your records, sleeping with all your friends and then doing it all over again...
  • I think cuz "you're evil and you lie" is a good reason to wish someone an unhappy birthday;
  • Maybe the Ween is the song you don't play with the kids around. It's just for the grown ups...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

hello new dresses

Lord bless Kaili who made a very successful Anthropologie run for us yesterday!! Say hello to my new friends...

Monday, February 8, 2010

felted elephant

Dear anybody: Please have a baby so I have an excuse to make this little felted elephant for you.

love you deerly

Love it -- so my kind of Valentine....

weekend round-up: derby and An Education

So I kind of got away from doing my weekend round-ups over the Christmas holidays basically because I was off for so long that my weekend round-ups would pretty much sound like every other day I was having. But now that I'm back in the swing of 2010, well heck let's start gabbing about the weekends again!

Friday started the weekend a bit early for me as I was treated to a lovely lunch with my Mom. Yay for lunches with Mom!!

Friday night took a bit of a turn for the strange. Strange but kind of fun. We had a fundraiser for our Nickel City Roller Derby League and so us derby gals headed out to a "club" here in town. I say "club" cuz it's exactly the kind of place I hate going -- bad music, frat boys and gals trying way too hard in far too few clothes. But in the spirit of derby -- off we went! Thank goodness for a pile of my friends that all showed up cuz that certainly made the night bearable. Man, I know we were all those girls at some point but leaving that place just made me feel bad for them -- they were trying SO hard and wearing SO little -- you know the majority of them went home alone after all that. Anyway, Marc and I were very happy to go home together and fall into a couch-full of pillows and put the driving bass behind us.

Saturday brought a really lovely walk in the conservation area with Sadie, some errand running and record shopping. After leaving with our arms full o'vinyl, we stuffed our bellies with croissants and cookies at a local bakery, ran some more errands and headed home for a delightful family nap.

Post-nap, Marc made me a delicious dinner of squash and pancetta risotto and took me out on date to see An Education, a really great movie. Not a new story - your standard young wide-eyed girl meets worldly exciting older man -- but it's a really smart story and one that is well told with some really meaty characters. And with a screenplay by Nick Hornby, of course it's quite witty and moves along at a great pace. And let's just talk about the adorable Carey Mulligan. She is just the most adorable thing I've seen since Audrey Tautou in Amelie. You just want to scoop her up and put her in your pocket. And on an even girlier note? Let's take a moment to appreciate the styling of this film. It made me want to slap on some pearls, sweep my hair up into a chignon and step into a fabulous printed shift dress. Gorgeous!! See this film and you won't be sorry.

Sunday we greeted the glorious sunshine with a nice long hike on the snowshoe trail up at the conservation area. It was such a stunning day it really seemed a shame not to spend it communing with nature. Marc even fed the chickadees right out of his hand. He's so zen. Spent the rest of the day in domestic bliss -- I cleaned, did laundry, baked muffins, and did all kinds of other domestic-y things. We did not watch the Superbowl but we DID watch the PuppyBowl (which Sadie actually watched with us - no joke) and ate nachos.

All in all, a truly great weekend with lots of great outside fun and some good couple-y-ness. Which I never complain about really....

Friday, February 5, 2010

puppy bowl

I know it's Super Bowl this weekend but frankly, this is WAY better....

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hot Bunny Radio Playlist for February 4th

CKLU 96.7fm
6-8pm (18:00 - 20:00)

* denotes Canadian talent
italics denotes a new release

  • Thee Headcoatees -- Boysville -- Girlsville
  • Pretty Girls Make Graves -- Pictures of a Night Scene -- Elan Vital
  • Pixies -- Mr. Grieves -- Doolittle
  • M Ward -- Chinese Translation -- Post-War (VINYL)
  • Juliana Hatfield -- The Lights -- Hey Babe
  • Los Campesinos! -- Romance Is Boring -- Romance Is Boring
  • Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels -- Sleepless Nights -- Sacred Hearts & Fallen Angels
  • Neko Case -- People Gotta Lot of Nerve -- Middle Cyclone (VINYL)
  • Jale -- Nebulous -- Dreamcake *
  • Paul Westerberg -- Knockin' Em Back -- Come Feel Me Tremble
  • Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds -- Get Ready For Love -- Abattoir Blues
  • Little Girls -- Tambourine -- Concepts *
  • Morrissey -- The Father Who Must Be Killed -- Ringleaders of the Tormentors
  • The Clash -- Somebody Got Murdered -- Sandinista! (VINYL)
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Runaway -- It's Blitz!
  • Built To Spill -- Life's A Dream -- There Is No Enemy
  • Calexico & Iron and Wine -- Sixteen, Maybe Less -- In The Reins
  • FemBots -- Variations 123 -- Mucho Cuidado *
  • The Statues -- Quality Assurance -- New People Make Us Nervous *
  • Purple Hill -- The Ballad of Roomate #2 -- Beechnut St *
  • The Kinks -- Tin Soldier Man -- Something Else by the Kinks
  • The Damned -- I Just Can't Be Happy Today -- Final Damnation
  • Yukon Blonde -- Rather Be With You -- Yukon Blonde *
  • Jenn Grant - Rainy Day -- Orchestra For The Moon *
  • Ruth Minnikin & her Bandwagon -- The Theme Song -- Depend on This *
  • Billy Bragg & Wilco -- Feed of Man -- Mermaid Avenue Volume 2
  • Kate Maki -- Rip Out The Moon -- Two Song Wedding (VINYL) *
  • Magnetic Fields -- Always Already Gone -- Realism
  • Yeasayer -- Tightrope -- Dark Was the Night
  • You Say Party! We Say Die! -- Cosmic Wanship Avengers - XXXX *
  • Gordon Lightfoot -- Slide on Over -- Cold On The Shoulder (VINYL) *

  • What's wrong with Thee Headcoatees you ask? Not one single thing...
  • New Los Campesinos!!!! So adorable with their little accents....
  • Neko Case on vinyl should be the only format her music comes in'
  • Talk about bands from my younger days --honestly how good was Jale?? Canadian indie didn't get much better..
  • Nobody tell Morrissey I have real fur on my moccasins...
  • Karen O may be my "Woman of 2009"
  • Jenn Grant playing the Townehouse Tavern tomorrow night!!!!!
  • I've gotta get my hands on some more Yeasayer -- that song blows my mind!
  • Ending with some Gordon Lightfoot for my Pa who's driving the heck outta the buses at the Olympics as we speak!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

if it's good enough for audrey..

....then how come I can't have a pet deer to take grocery shopping with me?

excellent tv math

How's this for a formula to Tara's heart?

Take one Zooey Deschanel...

Add "I'm With the Band" by Pamela Des Barres - one of my all-time favourite trashy reads,

...and throw in HBO, my fave TV network.
This is already my new favourite show in the history of television shows and it hasn't even aired yet. Thanks to Big City Kelly for the heads up!!!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

you are all i need

More Valentine's Day love. From Roll and Tumble press I think this print hanging in a bedroom is just the sweetest.

one gal's mid-century modern is another gal's everyday

Saw this in blogland today and it made me laugh right out loud. On Modish Vintage's shop update they're touting the "vintage Noritake Primastone stoneware oval serving platter with geometric design" as one of their latest mid-century modern finds up for grabs.

These are my use everyday dishes! I have an entire set of these complete with tea cups and a butter dish. The only thing I don't have strangely is this serving platter.

I inherited my dishes from my parents who bought them when they first got married in 1969!

Don't you find it strange when something you see and use everyday is viewed by another as a collector's item?