Thursday, 16 November 2017

Ruby Slippers Membership November 17 2017 7-8 pm

Hey everybody,

Happy Membership Week! Made your donation yet? Well if you can and feel that community radio is important, here's your big chance. You can call in during tonight's show at 416-946-7800 or at 1-888-204-8976. You can also hit us online at

I will be playing some of the music below while entertaining a guest or two and waiting for your calls!

Over The Rainbow ... Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (naturally)
Gasoline Radio ... Real Gone *
Fun House '69 ... Junkhouse * (ends a bit abruptly, CD played to death...)(Yay Hamilton!)
I Was Thinking ... debRa 666 *
Dance ... Acid Test*
Love In Action ... Todd Rundgren (request)
I Can't Go For That ...Hall and Oates (request)
No Glamour In The Hammer ... Whitehorse * (for all you Hamilton fans out there)
Cracked ... David Contin * (show cohost in the new year)
Wolves ... Iron and Wine
Suffer ... Clara Venice * (theremin!)
Little Secrets ... Passion Pit (why not0
Wrong Hole ... Implicate order *
Knives In Cartoons ... Still Life Still *
First World Rag ... Pow Wows *
Deep In Space ... Jupiter Hollow *
Baby's On Fire ... 801 *
You Get What You Give ... New Radicals
Ding Dong ... Klaus Nomi

It's anyone's guess what will make the list this week.

Thanks for listening! Always appreciated


Monday, 13 November 2017

Fill In membership drive November 13 7-8 pm

Here is the playlist and if you haven't donated, it's not too late:

Crossed the Line ... The Decoys *
First World Rag ... Pow Wows *
Eight Wheels of Justice ... High Heels Lo Fi *
The Neverending Sigh ... Foo Fighters
Space Hobo ... High Dials *
You're A Hologram ... Hexes and Ohs *
As Heaven Is Wide ... Garbage
Headphones ... Mounties *
Tenere Taqhim Tossam ... Tinariwen
Freaks ... Hawk in Paris
Rhapsody in Pink ... Jon Cohen Experimental *

Thanks for listening

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Ruby Slippers Indie Week November 10 2017 7-8 pm

Hey hey everybody!

It is Indie Week and boy is there a lot of stuff going on. Frankly my head is in a spin and I only went out to two events. Just to let you know, CIUT is sponsoring a show at the Horseshoe called Taste of Iceland on Saturday and it's free, but you will have to get a ticket online.
Hurry as this event fills up very quickly!

Anyhow, the playlist this week includes a good number of artists from Indie Week and also some indie artists who are not part of the festival. You may notice there is more metal than I normally include. Was a judge at Cherry Cola's and the showcase was, you guessed it, metal. Pretty intense and impressive! Had to share some of that with you this time around. (Always invest in good hearing protection, it's so worth it)


Too Close For Comfort ...The Ocean Cure * (Indie Week)
Brother ... Grown Up Avenger Stuff  (Indie Week)
Irresistible ... Velvet Supersloths * (Indie Week)
Plastic Gold ... Fufanu (Indie Week) (Taste of Iceland showcase)
Playing God ... Vinyl Hero * (Indie Week)
Thumbsucker ... Double Experience * (Indie Week)
Wardrobe Malfunction ... The Empty Page (Indie Week) (winner of the UK Indie Week)
The Moon Will Never Turn on Me ... Mannut (Indie Week) (Taste of Iceland showcase)
Breathe Me In ... ash.OK (new)
Friends Don't Lie (Stranger Things theme) ... Septembryo * (new)
This Is Now ... The Knife (just wanted to play this)
Punk Shadows ... Blood and Glass * (Indie Week)
Abaddon ... Hunting Owls * (Indie Week)
Ghost I Know ... Anthems in Ashes  * (Indie Week)
Father Pray ... Pat Robitaille * (Indie Week)

Next week is Membership time. Will be onair Monday at 7 and then again Friday for Ruby Slippers.
Please consider supporting community radio with a donation, much appreciated (

Thanks for listening


Monday, 6 November 2017

Fill In November 3 2017 7-8 pm

Here is the playlist

I Feel Free ... Cream
All Is Not Lost ... OK Go
Mirror ... Brunswick Project *
Modern Man ... Arcade Fire *
Groove Holmes ... The Dirty Pioneers *
Telegram Sam ... Bauhaus
Pirates (Can't All Sail the Indian Ocean) ... Forest City Lovers *
Combat Baby ... Metric *
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ... Flaming Lips
Anime Eyes ... The Awkward Stage *
A Brain In A Bottle ... Thom Yorke
How I Came ... Watermelon *
Metanoia ft. Clara Venice and Ian McNally ...ill.Gates
Things Will Fall Apart ... Parallels *

Thanks for listening

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Ruby Slippers November 3 2017

Hey everybody

This week's list starts out very very caffeinated however the supply of little chocolate bars ran out part way through.
Hang on, the drop is pretty abrupt.

Rock Control ... The Dollyrots
You Really Got Me ... The Hammersmith Gorillas
Revenge for Nerds ... Vast Robot Armies *
Rosemary's garden ... Secondhand Habit *
Salt ... Special Ops *
Kill The Engine ... Weird With Cats *
Clean ... Renny Wilson *
Smile ... Elastica
Heat of the Beat ... The Diodes * (just saw The Last Pogo DVD this week)
I Was A Teenage Stockbroker ... Stark Naked and the Fleshtones *
Diana ... Fanshaw *
Lafaye (Scissor Sisters Remix) ... School of Seven Bells
Stick and Stones ... Crystal Stilts
San Francisco ... Jane's Party *
The Best Today ... Keaton Henson
Wicked Light ... David Contin *
Army Dreamers ... Kate Bush
The Desert Pt. 2 ...Andrew James Barker *

This will change for sure, too ambitious but that's what post Halloween overload will do to you.

BTW if you want to go to Iceland (and honestly, who wouldn't?) donate early to this membership drive coming up in two weeks to be entered into this awesome draw.

Thanks for listening

Monday, 30 October 2017

Fill In Halloweiner October 30 2017 7-8 pm

Here's the playlist


She Walks The Night ...King Creep *
A Tell Tale Heart ... Alan Parsons
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana cover) ... Winter Gloves *
Monster Mash ... Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers
Banana Boat Song (cover) ...Greg Clarke *
So Said The Lighthouse Keeper ... Klaatu *
The Mystic's Dream ... Loreena McKennitt *
The Worm Is Calling ... Moonwood *
The Dream ... Birthday Massacre *
Tubular Bells ... Book Of Love
My Body's A Zombie For You ... Dead Man's Bones
Cosmic Cannibalism ... Uubbuurruu *
The Raven ... Alan Parsons
I Put A Spell On You ...The Kills
Werewolves of London .. Warren Zevon

Thanks for listening

Have a happy and safe Halloween

See you Friday


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Ruby Slippers Spooktacular for October 27 2017 7-8 pm

Hey everybody!


It's that most wonderful time of the year, Halloween, and to that end, here is the playlist for things that go bump in the night.

The Deacon ...The Electric Ants *
Cemetary ... Headstones *
Devil Inside ... INXS
Awhooooo ... The Lad Mags
He's Planning His Funeral ... James Collins *
Spooky ... Vampire Bats *
The Afterlife ... YACHT
Laying In an Angel's Corpse ... Uubbuurruu *
Ghosts of Love ... Joy Holy *
Midnight Celebrity ... Acid Priest *
Haunted BBQ ... Bats Pajamas *
Riders On The Storm ... Dead Skeleton
Throw It In The River ... Young Rival *
Old Ghosts ... Jethro Tull
Strange Brew ... Cream
Synchronicity ... Commander & Thief *
I Put A Spell On Tou ... The Kills

Be wary of things that go bump in the night!

Thanks for listening!