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Saturday November 5th, 2016 with Steve Kirkland, with Dara Mottahed

B + A (musical bed throughout)
the BETA BAND - Champion Versions ep - 1997, Regal
PURLING HISS - HIgh Bias - 2011, Drag CIty
Just Like Eddie
HEINZ - V.A.: It's Hard to Believe - the Amazing World of Joe Meek - 1997, Razor & Tie
A Day in the Life (Beatles cover)
the FALL - V.A.: Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father - 1988, NME
the ONLY ONES - Even Serpents Shine - 1978, CBS
September Gurls
BIG STAR - Radio CIty - 1974, Ardent
Last Dance (Mekons cover)
CHIVALROUS AMOEKONS - Fanatic Voyage - 2016, Drag City
the SMITHS - 12-inch B-side - 1983, Rough Trade
Zowee (played at the wrong speed)
the THREE JOHNS - 12-inch B-side - 1983, Abstract
Mondo '77
LOOPER - Geometrid - 2000, Sub Pop
the Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
XTC - Nonsuch - 1993, Virgin
Big Store
the JACOBITES - Robespierre's Velvet Basement - 1985, Glass
Interactive CKCU
Great show so far - love the Fall's Beatles cover and that Only Ones album is brilliant

6:35 PM, November 5th, 2016
Good to hear Dara back on CKCU - still remember listening to 2 Pints of Lager & A Packet of Crisps, it was a great radio show and discovered many new bands on that show.

6:52 PM, November 5th, 2016
I like the album cover conversation, as we've talked about this among my family regarding the artwork on album covers- just about every home had great art enter into it via album covers. My kids said, and i remember this myself- staring at album art over years, and wondering about why some of it was SO great, and how great visual art works. It's a real kind of education. It was great exposure to visual art. And a huge cultural loss on many levels.

6:55 PM, November 5th, 2016
I thought Dara might play some Pete Wylie or some Shack

7:33 PM, November 5th, 2016
Mike P.
3 pints of lager! with a slew of crisps to all ambassadors (djs) passionately pitching for the unadulterated and hence mightiest CKCU. Well I wish I were able to treat you all! Great job whether or not you wish to hear accolades.

7:37 PM, November 5th, 2016
Mike Mercer
Hey Steve & Dara what's up?

7:44 PM, November 5th, 2016
Mike Mercer
Dara I missed ya so much man hope your still doing well I don't live in Ottawa anymore I'm in Texas living here now.

7:46 PM, November 5th, 2016
Steve Kirkland (host)
Barb, so right, album cover art is a b ig part of the magic.

7:59 PM, November 5th, 2016
Steve Kirkland (host)
Thanks to all, for your comments and your donations, and a BIG Thanks to Dara for co-hosting. Check out Dara's podcast, produced in the studios of CKCU:

8:45 PM, November 5th, 2016
Thank you for the shout Steve and Dara! Listened on Demand. I really enjoy the conversations during the funding drive season--so much info shared. But yes it's all about the music. I'll be checking out Dara's podcast too. Great to hear Jeane, a Smiths favorite!

11:57 AM, November 6th, 2016