Edge 102 ~ CFNY


Classifying Torontonians By Their Morning Shows

notepadI wrote about a CFNY for grownups following a comment from Doug, but he was quick to remind me that we're talking about two different CFNYs. Last week Humble Howard made a comment about three different groups of CFNY / Edge102 listeners that can be grouped by morning shows. This concept has been bouncing around my head all week so I'm going to try and make sense of it all in this entry.

In 1989, when Humble & Fred started their morning show on CFNY, I was starting grade nine. I listened to that morning show throughout high school, through university and up until it moved to AM in 2001. Humble & Fred were followed by the Dean Blundell show. Here are entries in which I used the expression blundell. It's not my morning show. Although I tried, Lord knows I tried, I just can't listen to it. I just don't find it funny.

If we reach for our history text books we'll learn about Pete & Geets who did mornings from 1982 to 1987 on CFNY. I never heard a minute of their show, but for many this was their CFNY, the spirit of radio. From 1982 until today Toronto's youth with a taste for new rock can be grouped by their morning show: Pete & Geets, Humble & Fred or Dean, Jason & Todd.

Some overlap, but most are in one of these three camps. There are Dean fans who never heard Humble & Fred on 102 just as I had never heard Pete & Geets. Which morning show belongs to you?

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The 17th Annual Humble & Fred Christmas Show

microphoneI was lucky enough to be a little slice of broadcast history this weekend. Regular visitors to this site have seen me write about The Humble & Fred radio show. It began in 1989 on CFNY-FM (later renamed Edge 102) and was the morning show I awoke to until it moved to Mojo 640 in April 2001. The team was broken up in the summer of 2005 when Fred Patterson was relieved of his duties at Mix 99.9. In July 2006, Humble Howard experienced the same cruel fate.

For many a Humble & Fred fan, their annual Christmas show was a highlight of the season. This Christmas marked the first time in seventeen years that neither was on the radio. The Humble & Fred Christmas Show was dead... or was it? I received a call on the QT from Humble on December 8th in which we discussed the logistics of recording a Christmas show and sharing it at humbleandfred.com. On December 10th I wrote a plan of a attack and received a late night call from Humble indicating it was a definite go. I threw a temporary countdown page at humbleandfred.com and was told to be at Dan Duran's house on December 16 at 10:30 in the morning. I was going to be the embedded journalist as history unfolded.

It had been well over a year since the two conversed on the mic as they had daily for over sixteen years, so I knew this was something special. I was also a fan of their folksy charm and humour that never failed to make me laugh. I charged the battery of my digital camera and made the short stroll to Dan's house yesterday morning unsure of what to expect but certain I'd be witnessing something extraordinary.

In addition to Dan Duran who was producing the show in his home office, his wife and son were mingling about when I showed up. Soon thereafter, Humble Howard arrived with his daughter Spencer, followed by Fred Patterson, Scary Bald Headed Pete (who is no longer bald) and Bingo Bob. Dan, Pete and Bob were all former producers of the Humble & Fred show making me the one person in the room who had never appeared on the radio show. My plan was to not pollute the process, take it all in and snap a ton of pictures.

The first thing I noticed was how natural and genuine it all seemed. There was some discussion about how it would all unfold, some audio checks and arrangement of the non-live material and then it was show time. It was all so slick, Humble and Fred anticipated each other so well, it was like watching a couple that's been together so long they finish each other's sentences. Even better, it's totally organic. No scripts, no second takes, just a natural flow that's both endearing and hilarious. The warm and fuzzy nature of the hour long show is perfect for this time of year. The Baileys Irish Creme in the coffee didn't hurt either. By the end of the show, Dan's wife was literally preparing martinis. It was the most fun you can have on a Saturday morning without taking your clothes off.

The show itself included a frank discussion about what transpired since Mix 99.9, a recollection of Christmas shows past, some great performances by The Doo Wops and Barenaked Ladies, the annual favourite "Snow Removal Machine" and a number of great Humble & Fred exchanges that make you scratch your head and wonder why these two are still out of work.

On the morning of December 22, the 17th Annual Humble & Fred Christmas Show will be available at humbleandfred.com. You will be able to stream it from the site or download the MP3. If you were ever a fan of the Humble & Fred morning show, or if you're just curious what all the fuss is about and in the holiday spirit, you're going to want to check this out.

Throughout the broadcast yesterday morning I was overwhelmed with this tingling feeling that had nothing to do with Baileys or Jackie's martinis. A large media company forced Humble and Fred off of their airwaves ending a seventeen year run in Canada's largest market. Without a time slot on terrestrial or satellite radio, the Christmas show survived. Think of the Grinch stealing all the Christmas trees and presents in Whoville. The Whos' holiday spirit could not be crushed just as Humble and Fred's voice could not be silenced. You can take their jobs, but they belong to us.

Take a moment to check out my Humble and Fred Holiday Reunion photoset. Witness history in the making for yourself. I was honoured to be a part of it.

The Gang

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The Top 1002 Songs Of All-Time

freeplayrangerIf any former CFNY listeners haven't heard of http://www.spiritofradio.ca/, get over there and kill a few hours. It's a great tribute to our station. There are updates on the personalities, sound checks and CFNY Edge 102's top 1002 of all time.

CFNY Edge 102's Top 1002 of all time was put together in 1999 and I remember following that countdown very closely. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" ended up in the top spot, and at the close of the 90s that's exactly how it should have been. At the end of the 90s, there was no doubt that Nevermind was the album of the decade, but as time marches forward, I sense this is no longer the case. If we were to put together a list of the top albums from that decade right now, it's probable Radiohead's Ok Computer would finish first. Time is less kind to Nevermind than it is to OK Computer.

The first track from OK Computer to show up on this list of 1002 is "Karma Police" at 268. There's no way that would be the case if they rebuilt this list today.

Because I also sense you're curious as to what their top 1002 looked like in 1999, here's the top 700. I'd have listed all 1002, but I hit that same file size limitation again and had to kill a few hundred tunes.

 ARTISTTITLE
1NIRVANASMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
2THE SMITHSHOW SOON IS NOW?
3PEARL JAMJEREMY
4U2PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
5NINE INCH NAILSCLOSER
6THE TRAGICALLY HIPNEW ORLEANS IS SINKING
7THE CULTSHE SELLS SANCTUARY
8SOFT CELLTAINTED LOVE
9R.E.M.LOSING MY RELIGION
10PEARL JAMALIVE
11U2WITH OR WITHOUT YOU
12THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTODAY
13THE TRAGICALLY HIPBLOW AT HIGH DOUGH
14STONE TEMPLE PILOTSPLUSH
15LIVELIGHTNING CRASHES
16TALKING HEADSONCE IN A LIFETIME
17SOUNDGARDENBLACK HOLE SUN
18U2I WILL FOLLOW
19PEARL JAMEVEN FLOW
20PETER GABRIELGAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS
21TEARS FOR FEARSSHOUT
22NEW ORDERBIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE
23THE TRAGICALLY HIPLITTLE BONES
24THE VIOLENT FEMMESADD IT UP
25THE SMASHING PUMPKINSDISARM
26THE POLICEROXANNE
27THE CLASHSHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?
28RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSUNDER THE BRIDGE
29PEARL JAMYELLOW LEDBETTER
30JOY DIVISIONLOVE WILL TEAR US APART
31U2I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
32METALLICAENTER SANDMAN
33THE WATERBOYSTHE WHOLE OF THE MOON
34DURAN DURANHUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
35OASISWONDERWALL
36SIMPLE MINDS(DON'T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME
37RADIOHEADCREEP
38SOUNDGARDENSPOONMAN
39DEPECHE MODEPERSONAL JESUS
40THE CULTLOVE REMOVAL MACHINE
41BAUHAUSBELA LUGOSI'S DEAD
42THE BARENAKED LADIESBRIAN WILSON
43R.E.M.THE ONE I LOVE
44NIRVANACOME AS YOU ARE
45THE CUREJUST LIKE HEAVEN
46PRETENDERSBRASS IN POCKET
47BECKLOSER
48THE TEA PARTYSAVE ME
49IGGY POPLUST FOR LIFE
50THE SMASHING PUMPKINSBULLET WITH BUTTERFLY WINGS
51RAMONESI WANNA BE SEDATED
52U2NEW YEAR'S DAY
53TALK TALKIT'S MY LIFE
54THE CRANBERRIESZOMBIE
55XTCMAKING PLANS FOR NIGEL
56FOO FIGHTERSTHIS IS A CALL
57OUR LADY PEACESTARSEED
58YAZOOSITUATION
59GREEN DAYTIME OF YOUR LIFE (GOOD RIDDANCE)
60STONE TEMPLE PILOTSBIG EMPTY
61EURYTHMICSSWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
62JANE'S ADDICTIONBEEN CAUGHT STEALING
63THE TRAGICALLY HIPFIFTY-MISSION CAP
64GARY NUMANCARS
65PEARL JAMBLACK
66PETER GABRIELSOLSBURY HILL
67U2WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
68DEPECHE MODEJUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH
69THE BARENAKED LADIESIF I HAD A$1,000,000
70TEARS FOR FEARSEVERYBODY WANTS TO RULE THE WORLD
71TALKING HEADSLIFE DURING WARTIME
72THE TRAGICALLY HIPGRACE, TOO
73ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSPUMP IT UP
74WORLD PARTYSHIP OF FOOLS
75ALANIS MORISSETTEYOU OUGHTA KNOW
76THE SMASHING PUMPKINSCHERUB ROCK
77THE OFFSPRINGCOME OUT & PLAY
78THE CLASHROCK THE CASBAH
79THE TRAGICALLY HIPCOURAGE
80SOUNDGARDENPRETTY NOOSE
81DURAN DURANTHE REFLEX
82OUR LADY PEACECLUMSY
83R.E.M.RADIO FREE EUROPE
84THE ENGLISH BEATMIRROR IN THE BATHROOM
85BLURSONG 2
86RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSMY FRIENDS
87THE TRAGICALLY HIPAT THE HUNDREDTH MERIDIAN
88DAVID BOWIESPACE ODDITY
89MIDNIGHT OILBEDS ARE BURNING
90LOVE & ROCKETSSO ALIVE
91JESUS JONESRIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
92PEARL JAMCRAZY MARY
93PETER GABRIELSLEDGEHAMMER
94DEPECHE MODESTRANGELOVE
95PEARL JAMDISSIDENT
96ECHO & THE BUNNYMENTHE KILLING MOON
97LENNY KRAVITZARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY?
98GREEN DAYLONGVIEW
99NIRVANAIN BLOOM
100THE PET SHOP BOYSWEST END GIRLS
101UB40RED RED WINE
102THE SMITHSBIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
103DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERSCOME ON EILEEN
104STONE TEMPLE PILOTSCREEP
105TEARS FOR FEARSPALE SHELTER
106MADNESSONE STEP BEYOND
107BUSHEVERYTHING ZEN
108THE CURECLOSE TO ME
109R.E.M.MAN ON THE MOON
110ULTRAVOXDANCING WITH TEARS IN MY EYES
111NINE INCH NAILSHURT
112THE THEPERFECT
113DURAN DURANRIO
114THE BEASTIE BOYSSABOTAGE
115THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTONIGHT TONIGHT
116U2MYSTERIOUS WAYS
117THE POLICEEVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
118SILVERCHAIRTOMORROW
119ALPHAVILLEFOREVER YOUNG
120NINE INCH NAILSHEAD LIKE A HOLE
121TALKING HEADSPSYCHO KILLER
122INXSNEW SENSATION
123BECKWHERE IT'S AT
124PRETENDERSMIDDLE OF THE ROAD
125MODERN ENGLISHI MELT WITH YOU
126FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODRELAX
127THE CLASHCLAMPDOWN
128THE VAPORSTURNING JAPANESE
129MORRISSEYEVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY
130JAMESLAID
131THE BOOMTOWN RATSI DON'T LIKE MONDAYS
132GREEN DAYBASKETCASE
133ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSEVERYDAY I WRITE THE BOOK
134THE CURELOVE CATS
135SINEAD O'CONNORNOTHING COMPARES 2 U
136KILLING JOKELOVE LIKE BLOOD
137U2ALL I WANT IS YOU
138RAMONESROCK & ROLL HIGH SCHOOL
139RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEKILLING IN THE NAME
140KATE BUSHRUNNING UP THAT HILL
141THE BEASTIE BOYSFIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT
142NIRVANALITHIUM
143THE POGUESYEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
144THE HUMAN LEAGUEDON'T YOU WANT ME?
145WALL OF VOODOOMEXICAN RADIO
146DURAN DURANGIRLS ON FILM
147THE TRAGICALLY HIPLOCKED IN THE TRUNK OF A CAR
148THE B-52'SROCK LOBSTER
149BUSHMACHINEHEAD
150TONES ON TAILGO!
151OASISDON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER
152THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSTHE GHOST IN YOU
153OUR LADY PEACESUPERMAN'S DEAD
154LIVEI ALONE
155THE SMITHSTHIS CHARMING MAN
156I MOTHER EARTHONE MORE ASTRONAUT
157STEPHEN TIN TIN DUFFYKISS ME
158THE TEA PARTYRELEASE
159THE CLASHTRAIN IN VAIN
160R.E.M.STAND
161HOLEDOLL PARTS
162DAVID BOWIECHANGES
163RADIOHEADHIGH & DRY
164SIMPLE MINDSALIVE & KICKING
165SLOANUNDERWHELMED
166ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSRADIO RADIO
167GREEN DAYWELCOME TO PARADISE
168ALICE IN CHAINSNO EXCUSES
169SPOONSNOVA HEART
170THE CLASHLONDON CALLING
171WHITE ZOMBIEMORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN
172NIRVANAALL APOLOGIES
173THE WATERBOYSFISHERMAN'S BLUES
174STRANGE ADVANCEWE RUN
175GENERAL PUBLICTENDERNESS
176THE SMASHING PUMPKINSTHIRTY-THREE
177THE SPECIALSA MESSAGE TO YOU, RUDY
178INXSNEED YOU TONIGHT
179NIRVANAHEART-SHAPED BOX
180LOVE & ROCKETSBALL OF CONFUSION
181THE JAMTOWN CALLED MALICE
182TALKING HEADSBURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
183THE STONE ROSESFOOL'S GOLD
184FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODTHE POWER OF LOVE
185YAZOONOBODY'S DIARY
186FILTERHEY MAN, NICE SHOT
187PIGBAGPAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW PIGBAG
188DURAN DURANPLANET EARTH
189THE FIXXONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
190ENDGAMESFIRST-LAST-FOR EVERYTHING
191U2BAD
192THE POLICEMESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
193STONE TEMPLE PILOTSVASOLINE
194R.E.M.SOUTH CENTRAL RAIN
195RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSGIVE IT AWAY
196DAVID BOWIEHEROES
197BECKTHE NEW POLLUTION
198IGGY POPREAL WILD CHILD
199THE CRANBERRIESLINGER
200RAMONESBLITZKREIG BOP
201DEPECHE MODEPEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
202THE SMITHSTHE BOY WITH THE THORN IN HIS SIDE
203COUNTING CROWSMR. JONES
204BIG COUNTRYIN A BIG COUNTRY
205THE GOO GOO DOLLSNAME
206EVERCLEARSANTA MONICA
207THE SEX PISTOLSGOD SAVE THE QUEEN
208THE PROCLAIMERSI'M GONNA BE (500 MILES)
209DEPECHE MODEMASTER & SERVANT
210THE TRAGICALLY HIPNAUTICAL DISASTER
211THE SMITHSGIRLFRIEND IN A COMA
212SIMPLE MINDSPROMISED YOU A MIRACLE
213THE NAILS88 LINES ABOUT 44 WOMEN
214SQUEEZETEMPTED
215THE CUREFRIDAY, I'M IN LOVE
216MOISTPUSH
217THE CULTRAIN
218FOO FIGHTERSMONKEY WRENCH
219MARTHA & THE MUFFINSECHO BEACH
220BEN FOLDS FIVEBRICK
221NIRVANATHE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (LIVE)
222THE CULTREVOLUTION
223THE SMASHING PUMPKINSZERO
224PRETENDERSBACK ON THE CHAIN GANG
225NO DOUBTJUST A GIRL
226THE ROMANTICSWHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
227OUR LADY PEACE4 A.M.
228PORNO FOR PYROSPETS
229PRINCEWHEN DOVES CRY
230CATHERINE WHEELBLACK METALLIC
231BLONDIEHEART OF GLASS
232COLLECTIVE SOULSHINE
233A-HATAKE ON ME
234THE TRAGICALLY HIPTWIST MY ARM
235THE CURELOVE SONG
236BIG AUDIO DYNAMITEE=MC2
237JANE'S ADDICTIONJANE SAYS
238U2THE SWEETEST THING
239BLURGIRLS & BOYS
240UB40 with CHRISSY HYNDEI GOT YOU BABE
241ALICE IN CHAINSROOSTER
242LOVE & ROCKETSYIN & YANG (AND THE FLOWER POT MAN)
243THE CLASHTHIS IS RADIO CLASH
244R.E.M.BANG & BLAME
245THE CHEMICAL BROTHERSSETTING SUN
246THE ICICLE WORKSBIRDS FLY (FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM)
247SOUNDGARDENFELL ON BLACK DAYS
248THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSLOVE MY WAY
249FAITH NO MOREEPIC
250JOE JACKSONIS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM?
251THE OFFSPRINGSELF ESTEEM
252MEN AT WORKDOWN UNDER
253O.M.D.ENOLA GAY
254THE VERVEBITTERSWEET SYMPHONY
255NIRVANADUMB
256GENERATION XDANCING WITH MYSELF
257SPANDAU BALLETTRUE
258TALK TALKLIFE'S WHAT YOU MAKE IT
259EURYTHMICSHERE COMES THE RAIN AGAIN
260SHRIEKBACKNEMESIS
261THE ENGLISH BEATTWIST & CRAWL
262DEVOWHIP IT
263TOOLSOBER
264DAVID BOWIEREBEL REBEL
265THE SPECIALSENJOY YOURSELF
266HOLEMISS WORLD
267THE VIOLENT FEMMESAMERICAN MUSIC
268RADIOHEADKARMA POLICE
269OASISMORNING GLORY
270SIMPLE MINDSNEW GOLD DREAM
271KATE BUSHWUTHERING HEIGHTS
272THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSCOMMERCIAL RAIN
273MINISTRYEVERYDAY IS HALLOWE'EN
274U2ONE
275NEW ORDERTRUE FAITH
276INXSDEVIL INSIDE
277GARBAGEONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS
278THE SISTERS OF MERCYTEMPLE OF LOVE
279THE PIXIESHERE COMES YOUR MAN
280PETER GABRIELBIKO
281LEVEL 42SOMETHING ABOUT YOU
282BUSHGLYCERINE
283THE BUGGLESVIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR
284RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSUCK MY KISS
285R.E.M.DRIVE
286TALKING HEADSCROSSEYED & PAINLESS
287LENNY KRAVITZALWAYS ON THE RUN
288REAL LIFESEND ME AN ANGEL
289STINGWE'LL BE TOGETHER
290MPOP MUZIK
291HOWARD JONESNEW SONG
292THE FINE YOUNG CANNIBALSSHE DRIVES ME CRAZY
293BILLY BRAGGSEXUALITY
294DEPECHE MODESOMEBODY
295RANCIDTIME BOMB
296XTCDEAR GOD
297CONCRETE BLONDEJOEY
298ECHO & THE BUNNYMENBRING ON THE DANCING HORSES
299THE VELVET UNDERGROUNDSWEET JANE
300YAZOODON'T GO
301HOLEROCK STAR
302DAVID BOWIEASHES TO ASHES
303THE SMITHSPANIC
304O.M.D.IF YOU LEAVE
305MORRISSEYNOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER
306U2SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
307JOE JACKSONLOOK SHARP
308FOO FIGHTERSI'LL STICK AROUND
309WHEN IN ROMETHE PROMISE
310THE OFFSPRINGGOTTA GET AWAY
311TEARS FOR FEARSSOWING THE SEEDS OF LOVE
312PRETENDERSPRECIOUS
313THE CHARLATANSTHE ONLY ONE I KNOW
314NEW ORDERBLUE MONDAY
315THE BEASTIE BOYSSURESHOT
316ALICE IN CHAINSI STAY AWAY
317JAPANTHE QUIET LIFE
318SILVERCHAIRABUSE ME
319DURAN DURANA VIEW TO A KILL
320LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONSPERFECT SKIN
321LIVESELLING THE DRAMA
322DEPECHE MODEBEHIND THE WHEEL/ROUTE 66
323FOO FIGHTERSEVERLONG
324THE VIOLENT FEMMESBLISTER IN THE SUN
325THE PET SHOPSIT'S A SIN
326JANE'S ADDICTIONSTOP!
327CROWDED HOUSEDON'T DREAM IT'S OVER
328THE BEASTIE BOYSINTERGALACTIC
329THE STONE ROSESI WANNA BE ADORED
330MEN AT WORKWHO CAN IT BE NOW?
331MARILYN MANSONSWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)
332FAITH NO MOREMIDLIFE CRISIS
333THE SMASHING PUMPKINS1979
334THE BARENAKED LADIESBE MY YOKO ONO
335KRAFTWERKTHE MODEL
336KORNFREAK ON A LEASH
337THE SEX PISTOLSANARCHY IN THE U.K.
338SLOANMONEY CITY MANIACS
339LIMP BIZKITNOOKIE
340THE SISTERS OF MERCYLUCRETIA (MY REFLECTION)
341ALANIS MORISSETTEJOINING YOU
342BILLY IDOLREBEL YELL
343RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEFREEDOM
344COLLECTIVE SOULGEL
345ERASUREA LITTLE RESPECT
346I MOTHER EARTHANOTHER SUNDAY
347SPLIT ENZI GOT YOU
348THE TEA PARTYSISTER AWAKE
349FINE YOUNG CANNIBALSGOOD THING
350GREEN DAYHITCHIN' A RIDE
351O.M.D.SECRET
352THE TRAGICALLY HIPSCARED
353THE CUREIN-BETWEEN DAYS
354OASISCHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA
355VISAGEFADE TO GREY
356OUR LADY PEACENAVEED
357TRACY CHAPMANFAST CAR
358AZTEC CAMERAOBLIVIOUS
359THE BANGLESWALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
360THE ART OF NOISEPETER GUNN
361SARAH McLACHLANINTO THE FIRE
362SUGAR RAYFLY
363DAVID BOWIEFAME
364THE BARENAKED LADIESENID
365HEAVEN 17LET ME GO
366RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSOUL TO SQUEEZE
367GENE LOVES JEZEBELDESIRE
368MOISTSILVER
369WHITE ZOMBIETHUNDER KISS '65
370TORI AMOSCRUCIFY
371THE COLOURFIELDI CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF YOU BABY
372THE ODDSIT FALLS APART
373SQUEEZEPULLING MUSSELS (FROM THE SHELL)
374B-MOVIENOWHERE GIRL
375HUNTERS & COLLECTORSTHROW YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
37654 40LOVE YOU ALL
377INXSTHE ORIGINAL SIN
378SINEAD O'CONNORMANDINKA
379ROUGH TRADEHIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL
380PEARL JAMLAST KISS
381THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSHEAVEN
382JAMESBORN OF FRUSTRATION
383THE TRAGICALLY HIP38 YEARS OLD
384ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSALISON
385SONIC YOUTHKOOL THING
386THE POLICEWALKING ON THE MOON
387BIG WRECKTHAT SONG
388IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADSSEX & DRUGS & ROCK & ROLL
389NINE INCH NAILSWE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
390THE STRANGLERSSKIN DEEP
391OASISLIVE FOREVER
392THE NORTHERN PIKESSHE AIN'T PRETTY
393DURAN DURANIS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW?
394TEMPLE OF THE DOGHUNGER STRIKE
395ROMEO VOIDNEVER SAY NEVER
396FOO FIGHTERSALONE & EASY TARGET
397SIMPLY REDHOLDING BACK THE YEARS
398MATTHEW SWEETGIRLFRIEND
399RUSTYWAKE ME
400THE B-52'SROAM
401U2BULLET THE BLUE SKY
402BLONDIERAPTURE
403PEARL JAMELDERLY WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER…
404BLUE PETERDON'T WALK PAST
405THE CARSLET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
406THE SMASHING PUMPKINSROCKET
407THOMAS DOLBYSHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE
408THE LEMONHEADSINTO YOUR ARMS
40954 40BABY RAN
410THE DREAM ACADEMYLIFE INA NORTHERN TOWN
411THE CULTEDIE (CIAO BABY)
412DEPECHE MODEIT'S NO GOOD
413KATE BUSHHOUNDS OF LOVE
414ECONOLINE CRUSHALL THAT YOU ARE
415HOWARD JONESTHINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER
416ALPHAVILLEBIG IN JAPAN
417OUR LADY PEACEHOPE
418THE CLASHTHE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
419BOOK OF LOVEI TOUCH ROSES
420NIRVANARAPE ME
421SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEESPEEK-A-BOO
422SLOANPEOPLE OF THE SKY
423LOVE & ROCKETSNO NEW TALE TO TELL
424BRONSKI BEATSMALLTOWN BOY
425PETER MURPHYCUTS YOU UP
426ALANIS MORISSETTEHAND IN MY POCKET
427JONA LEWIEYOU'LL ALWAYS FIND ME IN THE KITCHEN…
428BECKTHE DEVIL'S HAIRCUT
429ICEHOUSECRAZY
430BUSHGREEDY FLY
431ECHO & THE BUNNYMENLIPS LIKE SUGAR
432THE TRAGICALLY HIPGIFT SHOP
433THE THEUNCERTAIN SMILE
434TEENAGE HEADLET'S SHAKE
435ALICE IN CHAINSMAN IN THE BOX
436BLIND MELONNO RAIN
437THE SPECIALSCONCRETE JUNGLE
438RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSSCAR TISSUE
439TEARS FOR FEARSCHANGE
440ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONSACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN
441KILLJOYSSOAKED
442BILLY IDOLMONY MONY
443RADIOHEADFAKE PLASTIC TREES
444PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.RISE
44554 40BLAME YOUR PARENTS
446ABCTHE LOOK OF LOVE
447THE SMASHING PUMPKINSDROWN
448PETE SHELLEYHOMOSAPIEN
449SARAH McLACHLANSWEET SURRENDER
450IGGY POPI'M BORED
451STONE TEMPLE PILOTSINTERSTATE LOVE SONG
452BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERSJAMMIN'
453GREEN DAYBRAIN STEW
454FRUERDOOT DOOT
455THE TEA PARTYFIRE IN THE HEAD
456THE BANGLESETERNAL FLAME
457YELLOOH YEAH
458DOUGHBOYSFIX ME
459THE JAMTHAT'S ENTERTAINMENT
460KID ROCKBAWITABA
461BAUHAUSSHE'S IN PARTIES
462THE BARENAKED LADIESLOVERS IN A DANGEROUS TIME
463THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSPRETTY IN PINK
464GARBAGE#1 CRUSH
465R.E.M.CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
466A FLOCK OF SEAGULLSI RAN
467THE TRAGICALLY HIPLOOKING FOR A PLACE TO HAPPEN
468THE CUREWHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
469BILLY BRAGGA NEW ENGLAND
470THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSTWO WORLDS COLLIDE
471THE ART OF NOISEMOMENTS IN LOVE
472THE ENGLISH BEATSAVE IT FOR LATER
473NINE INCH NAILSTHE PERFECT DRUG
474SINEAD O'CONNORTHE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
475BLURTHERE'S NO OTHER WAY
476MOISTTANGERINE
477CROWDED HOUSESOMETHING SO STRONG
478THE MIGHY LEMON DROPSINSIDE OUT
479CRACKERLOW
480ADAM ANTGOODY TWO SHOES
481THE TRAGICALLY HIPBOBCAYGEON
482THE NORMALWARM LEATHERETTE
483SOUNDGARDENBURDEN IN MY HAND
484COWBOY JUNKIESSWEET JANE
485THE VERVELUCKY MAN
486RE-FLEXTHE POLITICS OF DANCING
487THE GOO GOO DOLLSLONG WAY DOWN
488THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESSI'M AN ADULT NOW
489MIDGE UREDEAR GOD
490CREEDMY OWN PRISON
491CHINA CRISISWORKING WITH FIRE & STEEL
492NIRVANAABOUT A GIRL (LIVE)
493PRETENDERSMESSAGE OF LOVE
494TOADIESPOSSUM KINGDOM
495THE POLICEWRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER
496MOISTLEAVE IT ALONE
497THE FIXXSTAND OR FALL
498I MOTHER EARTHSO GENTLY WE GO
499DEPECHE MODEBLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS
500LENNY KRAVITZMR. CAB DRIVER
501TRIODA DA DA
502WEEZERSAY IT AIN'T SO
503IMAGES IN VOGUECALL IT LOVE
504OASISSUPERSONIC
505SIMPLE MINDSWATERFRONT
506THE CRASH TEST DUMMIESSUPERMAN'S SONG
507THE PET SHOP BOYSOPPORTUNITIES
508EDWINTRIPPIN'
509SOUL ASYLUMRUNAWAY TRAIN
510DAVID BOWIEGOLDEN YEARS
511THE REPLACEMENTSALEX CHILTON
512JOE JACKSONSTEPPIN' OUT
513SLOANTHE GOOD IN EVERYONE
514THE ROMANTICSTALKING IN YOUR SLEEP
515COLLECTIVE SOULLISTEN
516BOW WOW WOWI WANT CANDY
517OUR LADY PEACEJULIA
518MEN AT WORKBE GOOD JOHNNY
519ENYAORINOCCO FLOW
520STONE TEMPLE PILOTSLADY PICTURE SHOW
521TEENAGE HEADSOMETHING ON MY MIND
522JAMESSAY SOMETHING
523STINGIF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY
524SPIRIT OF THE WESTPOLITICAL
525THE VERVE PIPEPHOTOGRAPH
526R.E.M.SUPERMAN
527MIDNIGHT OILBLUE SKY MINE
528SPECIAL A.K.A.FREE NELSON MANDELA
529THE CHARLATANSWEIRDO
530LIVEALL OVER YOU
531THE B-52'SLOVE SHACK
532FOO FIGHTERSMY HERO
533MADNESSOUR HOUSE
534K.M.F.D.M.JUKE JOINT JEZEBEL
535ELVIS COSTELLO & THE ATTRACTIONS(ANGELS WANNA WEAR MY) RED SHOES
536KATE BUSHTHIS WOMAN'S WORK
537THE CARSMY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL
538THE CRANBERRIESDREAMS
539THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONESTHE IMPRESSION THAT I GET
540COUNTING CROWSROUND HERE
541U2GLORIA
542KRAFTWERKTHE ROBOTS
543TOOLFORTY-SIX & TWO
544THE MISSIONTOWER OF STRENGTH
545DEPECHE MODEENJOY THE SILENCE
546SOUNDGARDENJESUS CHRIST POSE
547LEVEL 42LESSONS IN LOVE
548THE BEASTIE BOYSSO WHAT'CHA WANT?
549FRONT 242HEADHUNTER
550SIMPLE MINDSLOVE SONG
551THE LEMONHEADSIT'S A SHAME ABOUT RAY
552THE STRANGLERSALWAYS THE SUN
553LIMP BIZKITFAITH
554ANNIMOTIONOBSESSION
555THEY MIGHT BE GIANTSISTANBUL (NOT CONSTANTINOPLE)
556EVERCLEAREVERYTHING TO EVERYONE
557ICEHOUSENO PROMISES
558THE CULTURE CLUBDO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME?
559BUSHCOMEDOWN
560FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOODTWO TRIBES
561THE CHEMICAL BROTHERSBLOCK ROCKIN' BEATS
562THE CULTFIRE WOMAN
563AZTEC CAMERAWALK OUT TO WINTER
564SUEDEWE ARE THE PIGS
565PETER SCHILLINGMAJOR TOM
566MORRISSEYSUEDEHEAD
567THE HUMAN LEAGUEKEEP FEELING (FASCINATION)
568THE INSPIRIAL CARPETSDRAGGIN' ME DOWN
569PRINCELET'S GO CRAZY
570THE SOUP DRAGONSI'M FREE
571MATTHEW SWEETSICK OF MYSELF
572PETER GABRIELIN YOUR EYES
573LIMP BIZKITREARRANGED
574THE PATTI SMITH GROUPDANCING BAREFOOT
575ALICE IN CHAINSOVER NOW
576RANCIDRUBY SOHO
577TALK TALKTALK TALK
578ECHO & THE BUNNYMENSILVER
579FAITH NO MOREWE CARE A LOT
580THE JIM CARROLL BANDPEOPLE WHO DIED
581INXSNEVER TEAR US APART
582ECONOLINE CRUSHSPARKLE & SHINE
583U2TWO HEARTS (BEAT AS ONE)
584THE CULTTHE WITCH
585ELTON MOTELLOJET BOY, JET GIRL
586RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINEBULLET IN THE HEAD
58754 40ONE GUN
588THE TRAGICALLY HIPGREASY JUNGLE
589POP WILL EAT ITSELFWISE UP! SUCKER!
590THE CUREBOYS DON'T CRY
591CHALK CIRCLEAPRIL FOOL
592SID VICIOUSMY WAY
593THE PRODIGYFIRESTARTER
594MINISTRYN.W.O.
595I MOTHER EARTHRAIN WILL FALL
596BLONDIEONE WAY OR ANOTHER
597MARILYN MANSONTHE DOPE SHOW
598THE SMITHEREENSA GIRL LIKE YOU
599KILLING JOKEEIGHTIES
600CONCRETE BLONDEGOD IS A BULLET
601BLURCOUNTRY HOUSE
602MOISTRESURRECTION
603FLASH & THE PANHEY ST. PETER
604THE MATTHEW GOOD BANDAPPARITIONS
605YAZOOONLY YOU
606ECONOLINE CRUSHHOME
607TALKING HEADSTAKE ME TO THE RIVER
608RADIOHEADJUST
609DEPECHE MODEEVERYTHING COUNTS
610SARAH McLACHLANDRAWN TO THE RHYTHM
611GREEN DAYWALKING CONTRADICTION
612GENE LOVES JEZEBELMOTION OF LOVE
613ROUGH TRADEALL TOUCH
614CATHERINE WHEELI WANT TO TOUCH YOU
615DEVO(I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION
616THE CLASHGUNS OF BRIXTON
617THE PSYCHEDELIC FURSHEARTBEAT
618ULTRAVOXVIENNA
619PUKKA ORCHESTRALISTEN TO THE RADIO
620BIG AUDIO DYNAMITETHE BOTTOM LINE
621LOU REEDWALK ON THE WILD SIDE
622SOUL ASYLUMSOMEBODY TO SHOVE
623SQUEEZEANOTHER NAIL IN MY HEART
624THE MANIC STREET PREACHERSIF YOU TOLERATE THIS, YOUR CHILDREN…
625PETER GODWINBABY'S IN THE MOUNTAINS
626RAMONESDO YOU REMEMBER ROCK & ROLL RADIO?
627THE BARENAKED LADIESMcDONALD'S GIRL
628ALICE IN CHAINSWOULD?
629SIMPLE MINDSSANCTIFY YOURSELF
630RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSHIGHER GROUND
631OUR LADY PEACEONE MAN ARMY
632BILLY IDOLWHITE WEDDING
633CAKETHE DISTANCE
634NENA99 LUFT BALLOONS
635THE WATCHMENINCARNATE
636THE ENGLISH BEATTEARS OF A CLOWN
637NINE INCH NAILSDEAD SOULS
638THE GRAPES OF WRATHALL THE THINGS I WASN'T
639THE CUREPICTURES OF YOU
640ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOWTHE TIME WARP
641THE CARDIGANSMY FAVOURITE GAME
642THE SMITHSPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT
643A-HATHE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON TV
644ALANIS MORISSETTEIRONIC
645THE LOTUS EATERSTHE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU
646THE JESUS & MARY CHAINHEAD ON
647SARAH McLACHLANTHE PATH OF THORNS
648BUSHLITTLE THINGS
649HOWARD JONESNO ONE IS TO BLAME
650FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALSSCOOBY SNACKS
651I MOTHER EARTHUSED TO BE ALRIGHT
652A FLOCK OF SEAGULLSWISHING
653THE DIODESTIRED OF WAKING UP TIRED
654SOUNDGARDENBLOW UP THE OUTSIDE WORLD
655DURAN DURANUNION ON THE SNAKE
656SUZANNE VEGALUKA
657THE HUMAN LEAGUEHUMAN
658BIG WRECKTHE OAF (MY LUCK IS WASTED)
659THE HOTHOUSE FLOWERSDON'T GO
660THE TEA PARTYHEAVEN COMING DOWN
661THE STYLE COUNCILLONG HOT SUMMER
662BLUE PETERRADIO SILENCE
663KIRSTY MacCOLLA NEW ENGLAND
664THE CRYSTAL METHODBUSY CHILD
665THE CRASH TEST DUMMIESMMM MMM MMM MMM
666SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEESSPELLBOUND
667RUSTYSOUL FOR SALE
668BJORKARMY OF ME
669THE POLICEDON'T STAND SO CLOSE TO ME
670THE BREEDERSCANNONBALL
671THE BOXL'AFFAIRE DUMOUTIER (SAY TO ME)
672THE LA'STHERE SHE GOES
673SPOONSARIAS & SYMPHONIES
674HOWARD DEVOTOTHE RAINY SEASON
675CAMPER VAN BEETHOVENTAKE THE SKINHEADS BOWLING
676LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONSRATTLESNAKES
677HAIRCUT ONE HUNDREDLOVE PLUS ONE
678FATBOY SLIMPRAISE YOU
679THE BARENAKED LADIESJANE
680O.M.D.SO IN LOVE
681JOE JACKSONSUNDAY PAPERS
682THE TRAGICALLY HIPSO HARD DONE BY
683THE BANGLESHAZY SHADE OF WINTER
684KILLJOYSTODAY I HATE EVERYONE
685PAUL HARDCASTLE19
686THE CULTWILDFLOWER
687ICEHOUSEELECTRIC BLUE
688R.E.M.SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE
689SPIRIT OF THE WESTHOME FOR A REST
690ROBERT PALMERLOOKING FOR CLUES
691HOLEGOLD DUST WOMAN
692THE MONKSDRUGS IN MY POCKET
693I MOTHER EARTHRASPBERRY
694KATE BUSHBABOOSHKA
69554 40OCEAN PEARL
696WANG CHUNGDANCEHALL DAYS
697STONE TEMPLE PILOTSUNGLUED
698THE CHURCHUNDER THE MILKY WAY
699THE KNACKMY SHARONA
700COUNTING CROWSA LONG DECEMBER

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Twelve Hours of Edge Analysis

radioI mentioned that I've been enjoying the last twelve hours of Edge music, the best thing to happen to the official Edge site in forever. Shortly after noon today, I copied the list of songs played on 102.1 in the previous twelve hours and I've been adding little notes to each one througout the day. Here's what I've got.

12:11PM Hot Hot Heat - Goodnight Goodnight My kids love this song! When you and your kids share an interest in a tune, it's solid gold.
12:03PM U2 - Bad I haven't heard this one in a while. Remember when U2 was good? Bad was good.
11:59AM Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want Years after its release, I still listen to this song on a regular basis. It's a classic.
11:53AM Pilot Speed - Barely Listening For those of you just tuning in, Pilot Speed are the guys formerly known as Pilate. It's not my cup of tea.
11:52AM Beck - E-Pro This is more my cup of tea. E-Pro was fun.
11:51AM Beck - Nausea I'm a little confused. How did they play the new Beck single "Nausea" at 11:51 and one minute later play E-Pro? I don't think that's possible. "Nausea", by the way, sounds great... like it's from Mellow Gold.
11:47AM Mobile - Out Of My Head I am so sick of this song. I wish they'd stop playing it.
11:43AM Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet With Butterfly Wings This song is still great. Despite all my rage I am still just a rat in a cage. Great lyrics too.
11:34AM 30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill (Bury Me) I'm not yet feeling this tune. It's got the required yelling, but it sounds a little too Evanescencey.
11:31AM K-OS - Crabbuckit Ya gotta like K-OS. This is a fun tune. No harm, no foul.
11:25AM Sublime - What I Got Yes! My summer album and my summer single. I love it.
11:22AM Papa Roach - ...To Be Loved I've heard better Papa Roach. I'll pass, thanks.
11:20AM Sloan - Who Taught You How To Live Like That This long time fan always welcomes new Sloan in the fold. Bring it on, boys.
11:13AM The Tragically Hip - Three Pistols A great choice from the massive Hip catalogue. Disclosure: this is my favourite band.
11:09AM Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds Yawn. Is this still on the playlist?
11:03AM Killers - When You Were Young You just know they're going to play this single to death. It's not bad though.
10:58AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Otherside Songs from Californication continue to get plenty of airplay. I still prefer Mother's Milk, but history may deem Californication to be their definitive album.
10:53AM Hostage Life - This Song Was Written By Committee I really wanted to love this song because they're local and all, but when I hear it I just hear "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" from The Darkness. That ain't good.
10:46AM Billy Talent - Devil In A Midnight Mass This song made SLS15 because it's good. Enough said.
10:41AM Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger This is one of my favourite Oasis songs. It's exceptional. They should play it daily.
10:35AM Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out It's the song of the summer of 2004! It's really two fine songs in one. Bonus!
10:31AM Sam Roberts - Bridge To Nowhere This song has grown on me lately. I think I might try and sneak it on SLS16 when nobody is paying attention.
10:24AM Bob Marley & The Wailers - Buffalo Soldier Interesting choice. I sometimes feel the frequency of Bob Marley songs seems a little forced.
10:21AM Jet - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is I'm not certain if I like this song or not. It sounds like Jet, and that's not a bad thing... but is it a good thing? The jury is still out.
10:14AM Nickelback - Figured You Out In a shocking maneuver, 102 played Nickelback today. Stop the press!
10:01AM DJ Champion - No Heaven I've been seriously digging this tune lately. I introduced it to Taryn on the weekend and she's digging it to. I must remember to submit this for SLS16 consideration.
9:58AM Three Days Grace - Pain I actually prefer this cut to the first release off their new album. When it hits the radio I'm not flipping the station.
9:55AM Sloan - Who Taught You How To Live Like That See 11:20AM.
9:49AM City And Colour - Save Your Scissors Dallas is a city and Green is a colour, get it? Sweet ditty...
9:45AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby New RHCP is bound to get plenty of airplay. You can't fight City Hall.
9:35AM U2 - With Or Without You Another U2 song from back when they were decent. This song takes me back to grade school dances.
9:32AM Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco I dig this tune. Listen for it on SLS16.
9:20AM The Tragically Hip - Blow At High Dough This is the first Tragically Hip song I ever heard. I heard it on Q107 when it was first released and I fell in love. I've probably written about this a hundred times but you never forget your first.
9:16AM Wolfmother - Woman I liked this tune enough to throw it on SLS15. Good stuff.
9:06AM Billy Talent - Red Flag This song took a while to grow on me, but it eventually happened.
8:51AM Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober Call me when it's over.
8:37AM Finger Eleven - One Thing Well, well. Who will ever forget the time Scott Anderson chimed in on the One Thing discussion over at SLS. It was a smash that eventually found its way to Chum FM heaven.
8:30AM Smashing Pumpkins - Today This song takes me back to my first year of University. Amazing track from an amazing album.
8:12AM 30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill (Bury Me) See 11:34AM.
7:52AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop Another Red Hot Chili Peppers song, and they're not even CanCon. Impressive volume.
7:47AM Killers - When You Were Young See 11:03AM
7:35AM The Tragically Hip - Fifty Mission Cap It must be Leafs season. #5 forever.
7:22AM Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'til It's Over Admittedly, I'm not the biggest Kravitz fan, but there are worse songs on the radio.
7:07AM Sam Roberts - Bridge To Nowhere See 10:31AM.
7:01AM Sloan - Who Taught You How To Live Like That See 11:20AM and 9:55AM.
6:51AM Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box Here's our Nirvana song. You can't go a 12 hour period without it, and rightfuly so.
6:47AM DJ Champion - No Heaven See 10:01AM.
6:34AM Our Lady Peace - Superman's Dead Is this the best OLP song? It's definitely top four...
6:24AM Foo Fighters - Best Of You I'm a fan of this Foo track. I put it on SLS13.
6:20AM U2 - Pride (In The Name Of Love) Yet another U2 song from their glory days.
6:07AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby See 9:45AM.
6:03AM Staind - It's Been Awhile It's been awhile since I heard this song and it's still holding up.
5:58AM Angels And Airwaves - The Adventure Whether with Blink or A&A, this sound has a definite Beach Boys catchiness to it.
5:44AM Blind Melon - No Rain From the classic alternative bin, it's the song that brought us Bee Girl! I prefer Galaxy.
5:40AM Billy Talent - Red Flag See 9:06AM.
5:27AM Gob - I Hear You Calling Taryn once got sick at a Gob concert. True story, I was there!
5:24AM Green Day - Brain Stew Great Green Day track and I haven't heard it in forever.
5:19AM Stone Sour - Through Glass I put Bother on SLS8 and I'm digging this track too. I think I prefer Stone Sour to Slipknot.
5:17AM Beck - E-Pro See 11:52AM
5:16AM Beck - Nausea See 11:51AM
5:12AM Sum 41 - Hell Song Ajax, Schmajax.
5:09AM Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes Jack White is god.
5:03AM Blur - Song 2 Whoo, hoo! They must have required a two minute tune heading into the break.
4:59AM Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober See 8:51AM.
4:57AM Hot Hot Heat - Goodnight Goodnight See 12:11PM.
4:54AM Nirvana - Rape Me CFNY is wise enough to realize they can't go wrong with tunes like this.
4:50AM The Tragically Hip - In View It's new Hip. 'Nuff said.
4:43AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California Have you noticed the abundance of RHCP?
4:39AM U2 - New Year's Day Yet another old U2 gem from their glory days.
4:32AM Evans Blue - Over Zzzzzzzz.
4:29AM 30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill (Bury Me) See 11:34AM and 8:12AM.
4:24AM Lenny Kravitz - Fly Away Next, please.
4:19AM Rise Against - Ready To Fall I'm not sure I know this song.
4:12AM Econoline Crush - All That You Are It's nice to hear the Crush still getting some airplay. Named after a Neil Young lyric, dontchaknow?
4:08AM AFI - Miss Murder Not a bad tune... it's not SLS-worthy, but not bad at all.
4:03AM Killers - When You Were Young See 11:03AM and 7:47AM
4:00AM Green Day - Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) The defacto farewell song of our generation.
3:57AM Death Cab For Cutie - Soul Meets Body I still dig this one. Good stuff.
3:52AM Eminem - My Name Is They shouldn't be playing this, plain and simple.
3:48AM AlexisOnFire - This Could Be Anywhere In The World DG is at it again and it's good.
3:43AM Nickelback - Animals 2 much Nickelback.
3:38AM Pearl Jam - Jeremy Hey, they're playing Pearl Jam! About time...
3:31AM Theory Of A Deadman - Make Up Your Mind Hey, it's Nickelback Jr.!
3:28AM Sam Roberts - Bridge To Nowhere See 10:31AM and 7:07AM.
3:24AM U2 - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For It's our fifth U2 song and it's another golden oldie. Interesting...
3:17AM Tool - The Pot At 6:26, this is one of the shorter cuts on the album. It's too short!
3:10AM Treble Charger - Brand New Low It's not Red, is it?
3:06AM Foo Fighters - No Way Back This band is a hit machine. Seriously, I like every single. This is no exception.
3:02AM DJ Champion - No Heaven See 10:01AM and 6:47AM.
2:56AM Stone Temple Pilots - Plush Memories... I loved this song when it was first released. I still can't hear it without singing along. Luckily, I was sound asleep at 2:56 am.
2:53AM Evans Blue - Cold (But I'm Still Here) A little better Evans Blue...
2:49AM Limp Bizkit - Rollin' Remember when Limp Bizkit was sorta cool? Now they're closer to Vanilla Ice than Korn.
2:46AM Keane - Is It Any Wonder? Niceness. Who would complain about niceness?
2:40AM Mobile - Out Of My Head See 11:47AM.
2:36AM Weezer - Say It Ain't So Classic Weezer. Like a fine wine, it only gets better with age.
2:31AM Rinocerose - Cubicle This is too good to come from France. Encore!
2:27AM Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby See 9:45AM and 6:07AM.
2:26AM Beck - E-Pro See 11:52 and 2:26AM.
2:21AM Nirvana - All Apologies Another Nirvana song which means another great choice.
2:16AM Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars Snow Patrol gets points for being Irish, but this tune is a little soft for my liking.
2:10AM Sum 41 - Motivation I never liked this song. This band is overrated.
2:06AM Nine Inch Nails - The Hand That Feeds See 11:09AM.
2:01AM Billy Talent - Red Flag See 9:06AM and 5:40AM.
1:59AM Subways - Rock & Roll Queen It made SLS15 because it's good stuff.
1:54AM Offspring - Self Esteem Dammit, I played this album a billion times in university. It's Monday night, I'm at the Phoenix and this song is starting...
1:51AM Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Goin' Down Fall Out Boy was named after a Simpsons character, but that's not reason enough to sing their praises.
1:47AM City And Colour - Comin Home From the hardest working man in Canadian music it's another sweet ditty.
1:44AM Beastie Boys - Body Movin' The Boys have better songs in their catalogue.
1:39AM Ill Scarlett - Heaters I've already confessed to liking this song. I'm going to
1:35AM Foo Fighters - Everlong This is probably my favourite Foo Fighters song.
1:29AM Kasabian - Empire This one is growing on me. Give it another week.
1:26AM Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober See 8:51AM and 4:59AM.
1:22AM Eminem - Lose Yourself This is the song that made it okay for alternative rock stations to play Eminem.
1:19AM Papa Roach - ...To Be Loved See 11:22AM.
1:12AM The Tragically Hip - Courage It couldn't come at a worse time, I was asleep!
1:07AM Audioslave - Original Fire Speaking of hit machines, this band pumps em out like pez.
1:01AM 30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill (Bury Me) See 11:34AM and 8:12AM and 4:29AM.
12:55AM Metallica - The Unforgiven Remember when CFNY wouldn't play this band. Times have changed.
12:51AM Mobile - See Right Through Me Ok, they get points for being Canadian.
12:44AM Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become I prefer the new single.
12:40AM Radiohead - Karma Police 90s gold!
12:33AM Sloan - Who Taught You How To Live Like That See 11:20AM, 9:55AM and 7:01AM.
12:30AM Killers - When You Were Young See 11:03AM, 7:47AM and 4:03AM
12:24AM U2 - One This is the newest U2 song of the twelve hours.
12:20AM Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco See 9:32AM.

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12 Hours Of Edge Revisited

radioYesterday I discovered the last 12 hours of edge music. I love this kind of info and I love the possibilities such a page presents. I'm already monitoring song repetition, noting classics that still get airplay and realizing how much Nickleback CFNY Edge 102.1 plays in a twelve hour period.

I quickly realized that not every song played was getting written to this page. Yesterday afternoon I heard Liam's acoustic version of Wonderwall but never saw it recorded on the web. I wrote Alan Cross, Program Director at The Edge, and asked him why some songs seem exempt. Here's what he had to say about it.

Congrats! You're the first person to email me about this brand new feature! Glad you like it.

The reason the live "Wonderwall" wasn't picked up is because this software is driven by an external song recognition system owned by a company called BDS. We've never given them the acoustic signature for this recording. Therefore, their machines can't detect it.

What this means is we won't get a record of the true rarities, the songs that don't appear on an album or single. That's unfortunate because these are precisely the songs I'm interested in reading about. This live version of Wonderwall is the perfect example. People will hear it and wonder who sings it. Many will Google it and decide it's Ryan Adams. These people will be wrong. Misinformation will spread throughout cyber space and our virtual society will be ruined!

I still love this feature. It's the only page on 102.1's entire site worth visiting and it's worth a visit every twelve hours.

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Link: the last 12 hours of edge music

Linkthe last 12 hours of edge music - I've been waiting for this feature to return to the 102.1 web site. They used to have a module on the front page that told you the song currently being played but this feature disappeared for some reason. This new page lists the songs played and the time they were played over the past 12 hours. CFNY fans will get a kick out of this.

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An Interview With Humble Howard

MicrophoneI have fond memories of the Humble & Fred morning show on CFNY Edge 102, and those memories sparked this entry back in 2004. A year later, I was saddened to learn Fred Patterson had been released of his duties at Mix 99.9 and Humble was Fred-less. On July 14 I openly wondered if Humble Howard was okay after seeing a bump in visitors searching for answers as to why he too was let go by the Mix. The next day people started to learn Humble Howard was off Toronto radio for the first time in seventeen years and they came to this site for updates, support and to share their appreciation. This is how I met Howard Glassman.

A dozen phone calls, twenty emails and one lunch later, I consider Humble Howard a friend. He's genuinely decent and funny, a rare combination that I always have time for. Considering this site has attracted thousands and thousands of unique visitors looking for information on Humble and over 300 people have left comments about the man, I thought it might be cool to interview Humble so those looking for a Humble fix could get one. Here's my interview with Humble Howard Glassman.

Q: Let's address the 2000 kg elephant in the room and get it over with. You were on the radio in this city for seventeen years until last month. What the hell happened? This isn't the National Post, give us the real scoop.
A: The scoop? Nothing you haven't heard. I was hired, I worked, I was fired. They decided to go in a different direction... first without Fred and then without me.

Q: Since that fateful day in July, over 300 fans have dropped by https://www.torontomike.com/2006/07/humble_howard_are_you_okay.html to let you know how damn missed you are. How does that feel?
A: Amazing. I can't believe that many people give a crap. I have read all the comments and I can tell you it feels great to have had even a little impact on people's lives. Fred and I have spoken quite a bit recently about the nice things people have said especially when it comes to a possible Humble and Fred Reunion on Satellite.

Q: Most readers of this site are from the Great White North. Please share with us the details of your Canadian roots. We love CanCon.
A: No, I love CanCon. Trooper, Chilliwack, BTO, Glass Tiger - all the way to BNL and The Tragically Hip. Not to mention that frisky minx Nelly Furtado.

As for me... 5 provinces. Moose Jaw, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. Many radio stations, a kids TV show, the asinine puppet show and some standup.

Q: I listened to your entire career at CFNY. That was my station and the Humble & Fred morning show was my wake up call every morning throughout high school and university. In 1991, you disappeared for while. What the heck happened there?
A: I left to go to CKFM in May of 1991. The Spirit was gone and I needed to get a real job.

After Labor Day 91 the station became the Mix. 19 months later I went back to work at CNFY which almost immediately became THE EDGE. I missed working with Fred and thought he and I did our best radio together.

Q: There are rumours on the internets that your relationship with Fred Patterson is a lot like the infamous chilly relationship between Siskel and Ebert. How do you two get along when the microphone is turned off?
A: We get alone fine... see my answer above.

A few people have questioned my staying at the Mix after Fred was fired... Fred wasn't one of them. I can't believe some questioned my loyalty to Fred by not quitting when he was canned. I had a family to feed and he was being paid... if I quit I wouldn't have been - plain and simple. I guess we could have gone to live with him and his wife but it might have been a little crowded.

Q: What's your favourite movie?
A: The Godfather.

Q: You were a regular on The Dini Petty show on CTV. What's she like? She was born in England, ya know.
A: Dini was fine. I didn't know she was from England, her teeth seemed fairly straight to me.

Q: I hear things didn't end well with you and the sock on Ed's Night Party? Care to dish the deets?
A: I don't want to say anything about ED or the midget that has his hand up his ass that hasn't already been said by just about everyone that's met him.

Q: What's next for Humble Howard? Are you okay? Any chance of a Humble & Fred reunion?
A: I'm busy doing nothing... I'm okay and I would look for a Humble and Fred reunion sooner rather than later.

Q: Is there anything you'd like to share with the torontomike.com faithful?
A: I would only like to say that this blog and the comments on it are the main reason I get out of bed every day... that and the booze.

Also, I would like to add that I've met Mike Boon and you sir are no Mike Boon.

As well I would like everyone who reads this to know Mike Boon is a slow eater. Should they ever be lucky enough to dine with you they should put aside a minimum of 90 minutes for breakfast, 2 hours 15 for lunch and at least 3 hours 20 for supper. These figures are estimates, actual Mike Boon eating times may vary.

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Dean Blundell Satellite Blips

freeplayrangerPeriodically, the referral stats for this site reveal a nugget of truth that hasn't hit the mainstream press. Most recently, this happened on July 14th when I detected, seemingly out of nowhere, a series of visitors who Googled "humble howard fired" and "humble howard leaves mix". Where there's smoke, there's often fire, and I wrote this entry about it. The rest, is history.

All morning I've been getting hits from people Googling "dean blundell satellite radio", "dean blundell fired" and "dean blundell moving to satellite". I don't know anything about it, and a visit to the Edge 102 morning show page doesn't reveal anything's out of order, but these searches only started this morning and they're coming from several different ip addresses. Again, this might not be anything, but sometimes where there's a little smoke, there's a fire.

Did anyone listen to CFNY Edge 102.1 this morning? Are these searches just a natural extension of the many "humble and fred satellite radio" searches that end up on this page? I haven't been getting hits from people wondering if Roger, Rick & Marilyn were on their way to satellite, but then again I've never written about them, until now...

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A CFNY For Grownups

freeplayrangerOn what some are calling the Humble Appreciation Society, a comment was left this morning by a chap named Doug. He wrote something that struck a nerve with me. He openly yearned for "a CFNY for grownups". Yes! That's exactly what I'm looking for, or listening for, if you will.

I've written about CFNY dozens of times because it's been my go-to station for almost two thirds of my life. A couple of years ago I wondered if CFNY might be going "Classic Alternative", which would have been a dramatic step in the right direction. Instead, it seems they care less and less about their listeners under the age of 30, targeting the teens with crappy music and moronic hosts. What I'd like to hear is a CFNY that plays the great music (Radiohead, System of a Down, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Weezer, The Hip, Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Metric, etc.) we've come to expect but doesn't play down to the audience as if we're all a bunch of slacker college kids. We want a CFNY for adults and I know just the two who could host the morning show.

Speaking of Humble Howard, we've been chatting and he's given me his personal email address if any fans want to get in touch with him. He left a very cool comment yesterday on the "Humble Howard, Are You Okay?" page, which is now at 157 comments and counting. When he calls me next week, I'm going to suggest a CFNY for the 30+ crowd. I'm in love with the idea.

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Humble Howard, Are You Okay?

radioAll day long I've been getting hits from people Googling Humble Howard leaves mix and other similar searches. I rank rather highly for these searches, thanks to this entry about Fred Patterson getting the boot last September. I listened to Humble & Fred every morning for years when they were on CFNY Edge 102 but I lost touch with the geeks that groove when they signed on with Mix 99.9.

All of these Google searches got me wondering if Humble Howard had jumped or was pushed from his morning slot at the station that loves Dixie Chicks and Coldplay. There is nothing on the subject at Google News Canada but a quick visit to the Mix 99.9 program schedule reveals that Steve Anthony is penciled in the 5:00 am spot. Is this simply a vacation for Humble Howard Glassman or is there a little fire amidst this smoke?

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