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Sunrise Drift
Wednesday October 26th, 2016 with Rosh
Show #30: CKCU Funding "Drift" - Best in Indie Folk, Alt Country and Indie Rock

We celebrate this very first funding drive show with select alternative music across a wide variety of genres to illustrate how CKCU FM provides music that you won't hear anywhere else on the airwaves. We're very proud of the music we play and the programming we provide to the community, so why don't you donate at < > or (613) 520-2528?
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker Canadian New
We No Who U R
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
Down By The Water
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Silver Stallion
Cat Power - Jukebox
Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Do You Realize??
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (U.S. Version)
Dan Mangan - Nice, Nice, Very Nice Canadian
One Red Thread
Blind Pilot - 3 Rounds and a Sound
No One's Gonna Love You (Live Acoustic)
Band of Horses - Acoustic At The Ryman
American Music
Violent Femmes - Why Do Birds Sing?
Oxycontin Blues
Steve Earle - Washington Square Serenade
Tin Star
Lindi Ortega - Tin Star Canadian
Four Long Lines
The Besnard Lakes - Albatross - Single Canadian
Texico Bitches
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record Canadian
Keystone Dealers
Brendan Canning - Home Wrecking Years Canadian
The Reminder
I Feel It All - Feist Canadian
Shine a Light
The Constantines - Shine a Light Canadian
Blurry Nights
Hayden - Us Alone Canadian
Prison Memoirs Of An Anarchist
FemBots - Small Town Murder Scene Canadian
Paper Girl
July Talk - July Talk Canadian
Wonderlust King
Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!
Down By The Water
The Decemberists - The King is Dead
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Interactive CKCU
Fact Checkin' Cuz
Steve Earle, Wintersleep, and July Talk get plenty of commercial radio airplay (a quick look at the commercial alt rock station in town says they've played Wintersleep at least 15 times and July Talk 18 times since Funding Drive began) and those PJ Harvey and Flaming Lips tracks have been known to get the occasional spin, too. Your thesis needs better supporting arguments.

7:37 AM, October 26th, 2016
Kourosh Farrokhzad (host)
Thanks for the input, Cuz. The fact of the matter is that Sunrise Drift has never shied away from alternative acts that have garnered "commercial" success - refusing to buy into the self-defeating ethos that "it's only cool if no one has ever heard it before".

4:45 PM, October 26th, 2016
Kourosh Farrokhzad (host)
The realty, of course, is that all of these acts on the playlist have had some level of commercial success - compared to others such as Controlled Bleeding, Muslimgauze, Pigface or Silverfish (which, in and of themselves were quite successful within their own genres of noise / Industrial).

4:46 PM, October 26th, 2016
Kourosh Farrokhzad (host)
My point - which perhaps could have been clarified better - is that as a radio station CKCU programming allows listeners access to music and programming which simply isn't heard anywhere else. We have the only Farsi radio program (Namaashoum) in the entire city. We have shows dedicated exclusively to heavy content (Noisy Yelly Music). We always showcase local talent. We have one show dedicated to live performances week after week - straight off the studio floor and onto the airwaves (Ottawa Live Music). You just won't hear this music anywhere else. :)

4:51 PM, October 26th, 2016