Acts of Volition Radio: Session Ten

Acts of Volition Radio: Session TenBack in February, Matt Haughey kindly referred to me as “a tastemaker for Canadian indie rock”. I blushed, and ever since, I’ve noticed that there has been some pretty heavy Can-Con in my shows. Session ten of Acts of Volition Radio ended up, unintentionally, as another all-Canadian extravaganza.

Acts of Volition Radio: Session Ten (43MB MP3)
More Canadian content. Recorded Thursday, May 27, 2004 by Steven Garrity. Run time: 30min.

Session Ten Playlist:

  1. Joel Plaskett Emergency – Work Out Fine
  2. Thrush Hermit – North Dakota
  3. Inbreds – Any Sense of Time
  4. Sam Roberts – The Canadian Dream
  5. The Weekend – Perfect World
  6. Moxy Früvous – The Gulf War Song

For more, see the previous Acts of Volition Radio sessions.


8 thoughts on “Acts of Volition Radio: Session Ten

  1. Another good selection; thanks again Steven. Moxy Früvous is actually a group I’d listened to before, after being introduced by a friend who really enjoys their music. It’s interesting to hear a little of their history and your take on the group.

  2. As usual, a good session, Steven.

    The only thing I would say is that your mic sounds a bit more… Gain-y/hum-y (yes, I’m that technically minded, with regards to music) than usual.

  3. Just to clarify on the Al Gore / Newsworld thing you mentioned

    From here

    ” The channel is different from the Newsworld familiar to Canadian TV watchers, which is owned by the CBC and is aimed at a domestic audience.

    But the programming on Newsworld International comes from CBC headquarters in Toronto, where 58 people work for the channel and produce international news. It is now delivered to about 17 million North American households.

    Gore said the network will be “an independent voice in this industry,” with a primary target audience of people between 18 and 34 “who want to learn about the world in a voice they recognize and a view they recognize as their own.” “

  4. Speaking of Canadian Rock, I found a pretty good up and coming Canadian band called Idle Sons that hasn’t really gotten any publicity but they’re extremely good. Somewhat in the vein of Finger Eleven but they go their own path. If you’d be interested in hearing some of it let me know, I have a copy of their advanced sampler.

    Otherwise, a very good mix of music and I always look forward to your next releases.

  5. Nice choice with the Joel Plaskett Emergency tune. That album (Truthfully Truthfully) is excellent.

    But where’s the Horton’s Choice? Were they not some qualified Can-Con?

  6. Well, another great session but I agree with one of the previous posts that the gain on your mike created a bit more of a hiss this time than in previous shows…

    Two things:

    1. I was wondering if you could provide higher resolution session badges… y’know, the little gray-scale images that go with each show? I use iTunes/Sofa and grab that badge as the song artwork for each show and, yes, I’m a pixel geek, but the artwork is much too fuzzy for the quality of show that you put on! Whether you provide a 400×400 “album-cover size” PNG or PSD or vector-based EPS, I’d very much appreciate it!
    2. And I thought you might find it interesting that as each new AOV session comes out I will be burning it to CD and sending it to my girlfriend who is leaving at the end of June for Africa to do the Peace Corps for two years. I gave her my MP3-CD Player just for this purpose. She doesn’t know about this yet, since she hasn’t heard your show, but I think she’s going to greatly appreciate listening in to something that, among the rest of the Peace Corps volunteers, will be a unique shared experience between just her and I. I just hope that you have enough music to last the next two years! 🙂
  7. Really powerful ending. Makes me question whether “strategic” voting might not have been a not half bad idea for a few hundred florida residents back in 2000, n’est pas?

  8. Great job, once again, Steven! Really enjoyed this one – especially The Weekend and Joel Plaskett tracks. Please do another session soon!

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