Monday, May 18, 2009

Movin' On Up

Hi everyone. Just a quick note that we have moved the blog over to wordpress at We felt this was a very beneficial move and we hope you enjoy the new blog...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

On hiatus until June 18

Hello loyal listeners. The Music of My Mind (MoMM) will be on hiatus for the next six weeks as I am working out of province. MoMM will return to the airwaves on THursday June 18 (5:00-6:30 PST) just in time for the Jazzfest and some artist interviews on the program. Take care and we'll talk soon...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jazz Fest Victoria 2009 Lineup Announced

Alice Russell
King Sunny Ade
The lineup for the 2009 Jazzfest Victoria has finally been announced. This year's festival runs from Friday June 26 - Sunday July 5th. While last year's lineup would be incredibly tough to top, festival organizers have once again done an amazing job attracting world class artists to their festival from diverse musical backgrounds. One of the Music of My Mind's favorites, UK soulstress Alice Russell will open the festival on June 26th. Other highlights include Nigerian Juju legend King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, UK bandleader, producer and DJ, Quantic as well as Aussie soul from Blue King Brown and legendary Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes. Be sure to check out the full schedule here...

April 30/09 playlist

1.El Michel's Affair - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
2.Lee Moses - California Dreaming
3.Serge Gainsbourg - Melody (Histoire de Melody Nelson)
4.Five Alarm Funk - The Night Time is the Right Time
5.Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
6.Betty Padgett - Never Never
7.Alice Russell/Nostalgia 77 - Seven Nation Army
8.Quantic - Prelude To Happening
9.King Sunny Ade - Ja Fun Mi
10.Langdon Auger - Charlie Hustle
11.Doom - Gazillion Ear
12.K'naan - Fatima

Get Up to Get Down - Live on the Music of My Mind April 30th

On today's program, Groovin' Reuven Sussman, drummer of local funk outfit Get Up to Get Down will be gettin' down with us live on the Music of My Mind (April 30th). Reuven will be co-hosting the show today and letting listeners in on what's in store for the band in 2009 and beyond.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday April 23/09 Playlist

1.Lonnie Hewitt - It's Me
2.The Cougars - Right On
3.David Whitaker - Strip Poker @ Caesar's Palace
4.Betty Padgett - Sugar Daddy Pt. 2
5.Majestic Arrows - Love Is All I Need
6.Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Masengo
7.Afro Cult Foundation - The Quest
8.Letta Mbulu - Melodi (Sounds of Home)
9.Extra Golden - Ukimwi
10.Easy Star All Stars - Within You Without You
11.Root Beer feat. Pigeon John- So Good
12.Aceyalone & the Lonely Ones feat. Treasure Davis - Can't Hold Back
13.K-os - Zambony
14.Modulok - Miseable Existentialist
15.soso & dj kutdown - All Ties Cast Off

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Celebrate Record Store Day 2009 - Saturday April 18

Celebrate Record Store Day 2009, this Saturday April 18 at independent music retailers across Canada and all over the world. Here in Victoria, celebrate Record Store Day at Ditch Records on Johnson Street. There will be special deals and exclusive records and CDs available only on Saturday, including the new compilation This LP Crashes Hard Drives featuring great music from Light in the Attic, Numero Group and Vampisoul labels. Celebrate the record store as a cultural institution. Keep supporting them so that we continue to have an alternative to the itunes store.