A special show today, with Montreal's Elfin Saddle joining us in the studio to talk books, perform a few songs, and discuss their film Wurld. We also reviewed some books, took a call about first lines, talked about women in comics with Amy Chop, and recapped some book news from Canadian lit-land.
What We Heard:
Jay Crocker – I’ve Just Destroyed The World
Magic – Door to Door
Raggmopp – Copper Kettle
Tuneyards – You Yes You
Daniel Romano – Time Forgot to Change My Heart
Elfin Saddle – A bunch of songs, in studio!
Gastr Del Sol – The Season Reverse
Islands – Jogging Gorgeous Summer
Today we heard two testimonials from the Guelph community: one from Anne Mackay, who told us how Winnie the Pooh helps her cope with a stressful schedule, and one from Nicky Dread, who gave us a litany of reasons why Guelph should absolutely NOT cancel its Bookmobile service. We revisited our "first lines showdown" from last week, pitting three Paul Auster first lines against one another. This is to advertise our new contest; visit our contest page and send us your first lines by April 30th to win book prizes! Dan brought us up to date on Poetry Month and the awards that are being shortlisted as we speak. Finally, we did some 60 Second Reviews, with Sarah Manguso's memoir, Two Kinds of Decay, and Jonathan Safran Foer's Eating Animals.
And we listened to some songs:
Betty Everett – 1900 Yesterday
Eddie Bo – The Thang (pt 2)
Bill “Butterbean” Flippo – Love Keeps Hanging On
Aloe Blacc – Femme Fatale
Talles Man On Earth – I Will Follow The Rain
Colin Stetson – Judges (remix)
Azeda Booth – Pink & Lime
Free Nude Celebs – Throne of Blood
Mickey & The Soul Generation – UFO
Rufus Harley – This Little Light of Mine
Timber Timbre – Bad Ritual
This week on Books for Breakfast, we continued our campaign to save the Guelph Bookmobile by sitting down for an interview with Chief Librarian Kitty Pope. She liked us (and our campaign) so much that she invited us to ride along in the Bookmobile as it makes its rounds - so look for that piece in the near future! We also reannounced our new contest: a contest to write the first line of a story. We talked about what makes a good first line and Kelly and Dan had a "first line off." Points were awarded after comparing two first lines. This competition was judiciously judged by Peter, who jumped in unexpectedly with his own first line in the last round and ensured that everyone earned a point. We introduced a new segment called "60 Second Reviews" and each tried our hand at reveiwing a book in just one minute (How to Write a Sentence, Late Nights on Air, the Curfew). We played Peter's LP game and heard some great music. It was an action-packed morning and you can catch it all by clicking on the links below.
Bob Wiseman – The Henry Moore Room
Daniel, Fred, and Julie – No One Knew My Name
Caleb Klauder – Satisfied Mind
Chain & the Gang – Youth Is Wasted on the Young
Tuneyards – Doorstep
White Wires – Goodbye Girl
Women – Grey Skies
Bruce Peninsula / Muskox – Shanty Song
Alela Diane – Long Way Down
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