Mushkat (Bill Travis) and Mike Aube Live in Studio

On Tuesday, April 27th Adam spoke with two artists from Nova Scotia, Bill Travis (who releases music under the moniker Mushkat) and Mike Aube. They are touring Ontario and Quebec together and are in Ottawa this coming weekend. On Friday they play a show at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street, Saturday is a house concert (details given in the recording) and finally on Monday, May 3rd they are playing a show at the Rainbow Bistro in the Byward Market. The two chatted with Mike and I and played us some of the songs you can expect to hear at the show.

As well, listen for the best trumpet impersonation you will ever hear on Bill’s song “The Colours of Ernesto.”

David Mason from Deloitte Accounting on the 2010 Federal Budget

This past Tuesday Adam spoke with David Mason, the Ottawa tax specialist from Deloitte Accounting about the implications and economic effects of the 2010 Federal Budget. Of particular interest for listeners is his discussion of the tax implications for individual income tax payers.

Adam Interviews Tony Dekker of the Great Lake Swimmers

The new album, Lost Channels, by The Great Lake Swimmers was one of ten albums included on the short list for the 2009 version of the Polaris Music Prize. On June 19th they played a show in Ottawa at First Baptist Church located at the corner of Elgin and Laurier. Prior to the show I spoke with the lead singer and songwriter for the band, Tony Dekker. The interview can be found below. In the interview we talk about a cover version the band did of Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s song “Don’t Cry No Tears”. I have included videos of both songs below.

At the end of the interview I throw to the song “I will never see the sun” from the band’s self-titled debut album. Since this isn’t live radio you can hear the song by clicking here.

Radio Topics for June 23rd

Mike is off earning money to put food on his table so it will be just myself for the first hour with Tuesday Morning Blend regular Simon Cameron joining me for the second hour. Twice the sarcasm and (roughly) half the age. Its like Mike 2.0. At 7:30 I will be speaking with Tony Dekker of the Great Lake Swimmers whose new album Lost Channels has recently been long listed for the Polaris Music Prize.  As per usual we air from 7-9am Tuesday morning on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and for those of you on the internet.

Toronto is about to become a whole lot smellier as 24 000 City of Toronto employees walked off the job, included all the garbage collectors.

Sarkozy becomes the first president in 150 years to address the French Parliament and promptly ruffels a few feathers..or burkas as the case may be.

Iran. Its a really big news story. BBC seems to have the best coverage.

Investing money in order to prevent raw sewage flowing into the Ottawa River. Sounds like a good idea.

Free Concerts during Bluesfest…and not just the noise bleed you can hear from the War Museum site.

Canadian Tech Giant Nortel is down for the count. Nokia moves in to scoop up wireless division.

Interview with Jenn Grant

On Friday, June 12th Jenn Grant played at Westfest. Prior to the show I spoke with her about her new album Echos and the process of writing and recording the follow up to her critically acclaimed album Orchestra for the Moon. If you missed her at Westfest you can catch Jenn at Bluesfest this year as well.

At the end of the interview I throw to the song “You’ll go far.” Since that doesn’t work when not listening to Mike and I live on Tuesday morning I have included a couple of videos of the song.

1) Jenn playing the song at Westfest that night.

2) A live version of the song at Verge Fm studios. The audio on this one is much better.

Radio Topics for June 2nd

Welcome to the first day of June. Hopefully June this year brings us something better than 22 days of rain. Regardless of the weather listen to Adam and Mike. At 7:30 Mike will be talking with economist Jeff Ruben about his book Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller. At 8:45 we will be talking with Kate Poirier regarding Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre. As always, we air from 7am to 9am tomorrow on 93.1fm in Ottawa; for everyone else.

Our Governor General ate a seal heart and has created quite a stir.

Ottawa City Council votes to allow suburban sprawl as the urban boundary grows.

New Poll puts the Liberals ahead with a showdown over EI coming in the next few days thanks to the NDP.

Amidst it all the Tories want to talk about sex offenders and how to best register them.

An update on the Ontario Tories leadership race: Mike Harris can’t resist having his opinions heard While Christine Elliot is dubbed the ‘modest’ candidate by the TorStar.

Simultaneously the strangest and the saddest news story of the week. An Air France plane disappears over the Atlantic Ocean.

In what was inevitable some said, GM files for bankruptcy protection with US courts.

Free Heroin! Only if you are one of 200 addicts selected to partake in a test program in Montreal and Vancouver