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The Wavelength
Monday November 20th, 2023 with Joe Reilly
Welcome Mica - Songs about babies, children and parenting from many different perspectives. For my new grand daughter Mica (and her Mom and Dad!)

Tonight a set of songs all about babies, children and parenting. All of these songs present different perspectives on bringing children into the world and raising them. It's a set of music to celebrate children and all they bring us and it's to mark the birth of my first grandchild, Mica, who was born on November 9th. Some of these songs are quite touching as they depict some of the challenges of raising children. I really think all of them speak to the beauty and mystery of children and these artists all find extraordinary ways to express these ideas. I hope you enjoy this mix. Here is the link to the incredibly negative review that Pitchfork handed the Clem Snide album "Soft Spot." I'm partially loathe to share it... but at the same time I'm sharing it as an example of how a music reviewer can get completely over the top negative about a song or album... and completely miss the point. Clem Snide's "Soft Spot" features a lot of beautiful, touching, personal songs about how having a child changed Eff Barzley... and the reviewer simply cannot go on the journey with Eff and so he mocks the artist. I think it's the reviewer who then comes off badly. Music appreciation - it's all very personal! Here's a more balanced assessment of the album from Pop Matters: You can decide. Take care and thanks for listening.
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
Little One
Peter Katz - Still Mind Still Canadian
I Can't Always Be There
Caroline Marie Brooks - Everything At The Same Time Canadian
Still Fighting It
Ben Folds - Rockin' The Suburbs
Happy Birthday
Clem Snide - Soft Spot
Clem Snide - Soft Spot
Sleep Little Queen
Sarah MacDougall - All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything Canadian
Lullaby For Nola
Esmerine - Lost Voices Canadian
Can't You See
Matthew And The Atlas - Temple
Gord Downie - Introduce Yerself Canadian
The Early Days
Old Man Luedecke - Domestic Eccentric Canadian
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Rachel Beck - Stronger Than You Know Canadian
Happy Children
Lori McKenna - 1988
No Happy Birthday
Hayden - Hey Love Canadian
Scorn Not His Simplicity
Sinead O'Connor - Universal Mother
This Is To Mother You
Sinead O'Connor - Gospel Oak
Happiness Does Not Wait
Olafur Arnalds - Invincible
Grown Up Now (Acoustic Version YouTube)
Lori McKenna - YouTube Acoustic Songs
Snowflake (2018 Remaster)
Kate Bush - 50 Words For Snow
Dans Ma Main
Jean-Michel Blais - Dans Ma Main Canadian
Time Stand Still
Rush - Hold Your Fire Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Enjoying the show. Some of these tunes are getting me all choked up... Congrats on the grandchild!

11:13 AM, November 21st, 2023