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Saturday July 28, 2007

This week was a special one! For the first time I broadcast live from the Mission Folk Music Festival in beautiful Fraser River Heritage Park, 50 miles east of Vancouver. I created a playlist in iTunes and set up my trusty new Macbook Pro at the festival gate where I could pick up their wireless internet feed. Then, using Nicecast and Audio Hijack from Rogue Amoeba Software I hooked up a USB mic and some speakers and voila! One broadcast booth. Then CiTR Newsman Peter Ottis at the studio attempted to hook up to my transmission. We had quite a struggle training the rugged old PC in the studio, but after around 40 minutes of interrupted signal it finally got used to the idea and the last 3 hours and 20-odd minutes went by smoothly. Another entry in the annals of broadcast history, folks! It was intense, exhilarating, and ultimately very satisfying.
Later that day I was asked by the Mexican reggae band Rastrillos where I had found their music. They had heard the show, but didn't know that recordings of their recent concert at The Commodore were available! I downloaded it from their Myspace site. They were amazed that I had found it. I was totally amazed that they were listening!
I also sent out requests to listeners to email me if they were able to tune in and how it all sounded. I ran a test broadcast the previous day as well. Had loads of positive feedback.
Herein is the playlist. Some of the first few songs were only heard in the park, and the Meg Tennant song went out over the airwaves instead of my playlist early on (but since the song was written about the Mission Folk Music Festival, it was a perfect choice. Even if Peter didn't know that at the time.)
Format: Artist, Album, Song (Label)
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times (Green Linnet)
2Meg TennantMaker of MarimbasDriving with You (Indie, Vancouver)
3Sekouba BambinoDiougouya MagniSinikan (Vivid Sound)
4Vieux Farka ToureDouniaVieux Farka Toure (World Village)
5Ellika & SoloKairaAbaraka! Tack! (Xource)
6Alpha Yaya DialloDjarabiDjama (Jericho Beach)
7Hugh MasekelaFelaAfrobeat... No Go Die! (
8Hugh MasekelaBring Him Back HomeMission Sampler 2007 (Indie, Mission BC)
9Trilok Gurtu/ Arke String QuartetNanda - To My MotherfRoots #29 (fRoots)
10Honari Family EnsembleLayladoVasheen (Indie, Vancouver)
11Kiran AhluwaliaYakeenanWanderlust (Fusion)
12KleztoryTaiveles BulgarNomade (Amerix)
13KleztoryAndy's RideNomade (Amerix)
14Santa Cruz River BandEl GustitoMission Sampler 2007 (Indie, Mission BC)
15Santa Cruz River BandEl AbandonadoMission Sampler 2007 (Indie, Mission BC)
16Los RastrillosIntro-CommodoreLive At The Commodore (Download)
17Los RastrillosNo Me Doy CuentaLive At The Commodore (Download)
18Hazmat ModineAlmost GoneBahamat (Barbes)
19Matt AndersenKey to the HighwayLive At Liberty House (Indie, New Brunswick)
20Joan ArmatradingEmpty HighwayInto The Blues (429 Records)
21Martin SimpsonHighway 61 / Highway 61 RevisitedBootleg USA (Limited Edition EP)
22Martin SimpsonHorn IslandRighteousness & Humidity (Topic)
23Buffy Sainte-MarieBury My Heart At Wounded KneeCoincidence And Likely Stories (Capitol)
24Buffy Sainte-MarieUniversal SoldierUp Where We Belong (EMI)
25Laura CorteseBluejaysEven The Lost Creek (Indie, Boston)
26The GruffOne More ThingA Goat On Every Floor (Indie, Victoria)
27Marc Atkinson TrioBlack And Tan FantasyM.A.T.3 (Warner)
28The BillsWhen the Bucket Runs DryLet Em Run (Borealis)
29The BillsNowhere To Be, MP3Let Em Run (Borealis)
30Outlaw SocialLast Gas StopSeven Song EP (Indie, Victoria)
31Outlaw SocialThe Cuckoo / John Riley The ShepherdSeven Song EP (Indie, Victoria)
32The Arrogant WormsNew Car SmellToast (Festival Distribution)
33The McDadesThe Whistle BlowerBloom (Free Radio)
34The McDadesCafe HubertusBloom (Free Radio)
35Liz Carroll & John DoyleCeisel's Sword / The Monasteryedan FancyIn Play (Compass)
36Angus Lyon & Ruaridh CampbellMirrlees LaneSimple Tricks (Lochshore)
37Battlefield BandEly Parker / Miss Martins WeddingThe Road Of Tears (Temple)
38David FranceySaturday NightFar End Of Summer (Laker)
39David FranceyWanna Be LovedThe Waking Hour (Laker)
40Eliza CarthyTrain SongAngels & Cigarettes (WEA)
41Eliza CarthyZycanthos Jig / Tommy's Foot / QuebecoisRed Rice (Topic)
42Cara LuftLord Roslyn's DaughterThe Light Fantastic (Indie, Winnipeg)
43James Keelaghan & Oscar LopezSpanish Is The Loving TongueCompadres (Jericho Beach)
44Rani Arbo & Daisy MayhemRosesBig Old Life (Signature Sounds)
45Martin SimpsonLouisiana 1927Prodigal Son (Topic)
46Martin SimpsonA Love LetterProdigal Son (Topic)
47Martin SimpsonPretty Crowing ChickenProdigal Son (Topic)
48Martin SimpsonBetsy The Serving MaidThe Bramble Briar (Topic)
49Richard ThompsonShe Sang Angels To RestSweet Warrior (Shout Factory)