Feb 21, 2015

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FUNDRIVE 2015 and Custom Mix CDs

It’s that time again.

I’m thrilled and honored to have been the host of Particles and Waves for nearly a year and a half. I can’t describe how much fun it is to play music for you each week, and I hope to do it for as long as I can and get even more guests, interviews, and great tunes. Unlike other radio stations, I’m able to run Particles and Waves with very few restrictions and minimal advertising. CFUV is a non-profit station funded through student fees, government grants, and—most importantly—generous donations from listeners.

Each year in March we hold a week-long fundraising extravaganza that we call Fundrive. The aim is to raise money which goes toward equipment upgrades and purchases, which enables us to keep rocking out over the airwaves. CFUV has been active for thirty amazing years, and we want to go for many more. Fundrive 2015 will be taking place March 13th to 20th, and every show has a minimum donation quota to meet in order to achieve our goal.

What does this have to do with me?
Excellent question, reader! As with last year, Particles and Waves has been tasked with raising a total of $230, and pre-pledges are now open. You can donate as much or as little as you’d like, but we’ve got some really fabulous prizes if you live in Victoria and the promise of a tax receipt if you donate $25 or more.

BUT HERE’S THE DEAL: Just like last year, I am going to sweeten the pot. If you donate $10 or more before March 14th (that’s the date of my Fundrive show), I will make you a custom music playlist. It’ll be either through Dropbox or through Spotify—we can discuss the nitty-gritty later—but it will be a custom curated mix, with a combination of old favourites as well as songs that have never been played on Particles and Waves. $10 is one album on iTunes; it’s a few coffees at Starbucks, or a month of Spotify. But for us at CFUV, it means a lot.

HOW DO I GET THIS SWEET PRIZE?

Just go to the donate page on CFUV’s official site, click the ‘Donate/Support’ link, and donate using UVic’s secure server. Leave the “Designation” section as “CFUV Fundrive” and–this is important–specify that you’re donating for Particles and Waves in the comments section. Once you’ve done that, get in contact with me either on twitter @MiaSteinberg or by emailing me through mia [at] miasteinberg [dot] com, to let me know that you’ve donated and discuss getting your custom mix CD!

Thank you, in advance, for whatever you’re able to donate. If you’ve felt like you’ve discovered even one artist thanks to my show, please consider throwing in a few bucks; it keeps the computers running and the microphones sounding sharp.

– Mia

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Feb 21, 2015

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Track List – February 21

It’s sunny and spring-like here in Victoria, so I had a bunch of tracks that make me smile. Hope they did the same for you. :)

Ash and Bloom – Heaven is a Ghost Town (Ash and Bloom)

Noah and the Whale – Heart of Nowhere (Heart of Nowhere)

AC Newman – The Cloud Prayer (The Slow Wonder)

Fortunate Ones – Lay Me Down (The Bliss)

Shred Kelly – Stuck Between (Sing to the Night)

Belle and Sebastian – Enter Sylvia Plath (Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance)

M83 – Skin of the Night (Saturdays = Youth)

Passion Pit – Take a Walk (Gossamer)

Panda Bear – Sequential Circuits (Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper)

Thieves – Falling (Falling)

Alana Yorke – Tonight (Dream Magic)

Hey Rosetta! – Soft Offering for the Oft Suffering (Second Sight)

Aqualung – Nothing Else Matters (Words and Music)

The Unicorns – I Was Born a Unicorn (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?)

Paul Simon – Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War (Paul Simon Anthology)

Florence + the Machine – Swimming (Lungs)

Chersea – Requiem (Grey Matter EP)

The Story Of – After Just a While (The World’s Affair)

Savvie – Gravity (Night Eyes)

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Feb 14, 2015

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Track List – February 14

Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope everyone stocks up on lots of half-price chocolate.

The New Pornographers – Bleeding Heart Show (Twin Cinema)

Manchester Orchestra – All That I Really Wanted (Hope)

Belle & Sebastian – The Party Line (Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance)

The Fortunate Ones – Lay Me Down (The Bliss)

Hey Rosetta! – Gold Teeth (Second Sight)

The Decemberists – Better Not Wake the Baby (What a Terrible World, What a Wonderful World)

Kishi Bashi – Q&A (Lighght)

For Esme – I Found a Place (For Esme)

Field Division – Modest Mountains (Reverie State)

Perfume Genius – Your Drum (Learning)

Coeur de Pirate – Bottom of the World (Trauma)

TV On the Radio – Love Stained (Seeds)

The National – Slipped (Trouble Will Find Me)

Alana Yorke – The Wichita Years (Dream Magic)

Born Gold – Butcher (I Am An Exit)

The War On Drugs – Burning (Lost in the Dream)

Maxence Cyrin – Windowlicker (Modern Rhapsodies)

Breakfast in Fur – Whispering (Flyaway Garden)

Metric – Monster Hospital (Live It Out)

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Feb 7, 2015

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Track List – January 31

Stars – Trap Door (No One is Lost)

Guster – Doin’ it by Myself (Evermotion)

White Rabbits – I’m Not Me (Milk Famous)

Towers and Trees – West Coast (West Coast)

The Decemberists – The Singer Addresses His Audience (What a Terrible World, What a Wonderful World)

Belle and Sebastian – The Party Line (Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance)

Sia – Elastic Heart (1000 Forms of Fear)

Perfume Genius – Take Me Home (Put Your Back N 2 It)

Hey Rosetta! – Dream (Second Sight)

Mother Mother – Very Good Bad Thing (Very Good Bad Thing)

Serena Ryder – What I Wouldn’t Do (Harmony)

Broken Social Scene – Anthem For a Seventeen-year-old Girl (You Forgot it in People)

Born Gold – Hunger (I Am an Exit)

TV On the Radio – Could You (Seeds)

Buck 65 – Super Pretty Naughty (Neverlove)

Walk the Moon – Work This Body (Talking is Hard)

Jeremy Fisher – Song in My Heart (The Lemon Squeeze)

Cold War Kids – First (Hold My Home)

 

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Jan 17, 2015

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Track Listing – January 17

 

Matt & Kim – Get It (Get It)

Mother Mother – Reaper Man (Very Good Bad Thing)

TV On the Radio – Happy Idiot (Seeds)

The Chemical Brothers – Container Park (Hanna OST)

Ex Hex – Beast (Rips)

Chersea – I Could Lose It All (Grey Matter EP)

Manchester Orchestra – See It Again (HOPE)

Treble Charger – Don’t Believe it All (Detox)

The Unicorns – I Was Born a Unicorn (Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?)

The Zolas – Pyramid Scheme (Tic Toc Tic)

Hey Rosetta! – Soft Offering For the Oft Suffering (Second Sight)

Perfume Genius – Too Bright (Too Bright)

Pretty Taken – Distance is Distance (There’s an Echo Now)

Laurie Spiegel – A Folk Study (The Expanding Universe)

Seinabo Sey – Pistols at Dawn (For Madeline)

Good for Grapes – Among the Trees/A Sequel (Man on the Page)

M83 – Midnight City (Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming)

Blur – Tender (Best Of Blur)

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Jan 11, 2015

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Track List – January 10

Thanks very much to West My Friend for calling in and for being so fabulous in general! Be sure to check out their tour and fundraiser at Westmyfriend.com.

Perfume Genius – Fool (Too Bright)

Cold War Kids – First (Hold My Home)

The Oh Hellos – The Truth Was a Cave (Through the Deep Dark Valley)

The Magnetic Fields – God Wants Us to Wait (Love At the Bottom of the Sea)

Hey Rosetta! – Kid Gloves (Second Sight)

Ariel Pink – Plastic Raincoats in the Big Parade (Pom Pom)

Yukon Blonde – Radio (Tiger Talk)

Library Voice – Que Sera Sarah (Summer of Lust)

West My Friend – Missing You (When the Ink Dries)

Stars – From the Night (No One is Lost)

Ex Hex – Waste Your Time (Rips)

The Features – The Temporary Blues (Some Kind of Salvation)

Manchester Orchestra – All That I Really Wanted (HOPE)

Andre Mathieu – Concerto No 4 in E Minor, III: Allegro Con Fuoco

Bastille feat. Haim – Bite Down (VS Other People’s Heartache)

Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus (Evil Friends)

The New Basement Tapes – Kansas City (Lost on the River)

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Jan 10, 2015

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(Very Late) Track List – January 3

Sorry sorry sorry sorry!! Eep.

Boz Scaggs – Georgia (Silk Degrees)

Stars – A Stranger (No One is Lost)

Guster – Long Night (Simple Machine)

Portugal. The Man – Senseless (In a Mountain In a Cloud)

Mother Mother – I Go Hungry (Very Good Bad Thing)

Cold War Kids – Hold My Home (Hold My Home)

mc chris – Fett’s Vette (Life’s a Bitch)

Hawk and Steel – Year After Year (Year After Year single)

Born Ruffians – Needle (Birthmarks)

Manchester Orchestra – The Mansion (HOPE)

Must Be Tuesday – Dark is the Night (Cover Me I’m Going In)

Government Town – Seeds (Government Town 2)

St. Vincent – Regret (St. Vincent)

Perfume Genius – Queen (Too Bright)

Muse – Madness (The 2nd Law)

Walk the Moon – Work This Body (Talking is Hard)

Dragonette – Let it Go (Bodyparts)

Tegan and Sara – Walking With a Ghost (So Jealous)

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