Feb 26, 2017

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Want a custom playlist of rad music?

What a time it’s been.

I don’t use this website much anymore, because I’ve moved Particles and Waves (along with the rest of my life) to Vancouver, where CiTR has been kind enough to let me continue doing the radio show I love. I was overjoyed to start back up again this past fall, and I plan to keep doing this show for a long time.

The reason I’m able to get on the air every week and chatter at you all about music is because CiTR, like my previous station, is a non-profit. We do not accept paid advertisements, we do not have corporate sponsors, we’re not part of the Jim Pattison group. Not a single one of the hosts are paid a cent for their time or effort; we do this out of love of music and community and you, our listeners.

And every year, we hold a fundraiser called Fundrive, and we try to raise a little cash to keep making radio even better. The time has come; Fundrive is March 9-17, 2017.

What does this have to do with me?
Excellent question, reader! I’ve been asked to raise $150 minimum; our ultimate goal is $40,000. This year, the money will be going towards our theme, “Shape Your Media”, which will include new training for hosts in broadcasting, audio production, and music writing for our magazine, Discord. You can donate as much or as little as you’d like, but we’ve got some really fabulous prizes and/or the promise of a tax receipt if you donate $25 or more.

BUT HERE’S THE DEAL: As in past years in Victoria, I’ve decided to sweeten the pot a little. If you donate $20 or more, 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. $20 is two albums on iTunes; it’s a few coffees at Starbucks, or a couple of drinks out on the town. For CiTR, it’s much much more.


The rules at CiTR are a little bit different. Unlike in past years, the only way to receive my show-specific prize is the donate by calling the pledge line during Fundrive, at (604) 822-8648 or (604) UBC-UNIT. I apologize to my international listeners, but this is due to how UBC processes online donations and is totally out of my hands. With that said, I am even more eager to create the best possible playlists as a reward!

If you’d still like to donate anyway, and earmark the money for my show, you can do so by going to the CiTR Donate page.

Please let me know if you have questions by emailing mia [at] miasteinberg [dot] com, or hitting me up on Twitter. Thank you in advance for your generosity and your love.

– Mia

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Dec 14, 2014

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Track List – December 13

It’s my last show of the year! I’ll be away for the next two weeks but I’ve left the slot in very capable hands.

Sloan – So Far So Good (Commonwealth)

Wintersleep – Weighty Ghost (Welcome to the Night Sky)

Hey Rosetta! – Gold Teeth (Second Sight)

West My Friend – The Cat Lady Song (When the Ink Dries)

Stars – No Better Place (No One is Lost)

St. Vincent – Digital Witness (St. Vincent)

St. Vincent – I Prefer Your Love (St. Vincent)

Vikings – Open Up Your Eyes (Transmissions From UMFM 101.5)

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

Jeremy Fisher – Last Song (The Lemon Squeeze)

Josh Pyke – Warm in Winter (The Beginning and the End of Everything)

Good for Grapes – A Worthier Man (Man on the Page)

Cold War Kids – Hot Coals (Hold My Home)

Spoon – They Want My Soul (They Want My Soul)

Ages and Ages – The Weight Below (Divisionary)

The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers (Brill Bruisers)

Kishi Bashi – Q&A (Lighght)

You and Me – Capsized (Rose Ave)

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Dec 6, 2014

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Track List – December 6

Chersea won’t be on the Spotify playlist, but you can find her stuff HERE.


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

Ryn Weaver – Octahate (Promises)

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

LP – Salvation (Forever For Now)

Meiko – Bad Things (Dear You)

Spoon River – The Parking Lots of the Swamp Museum (The New Sun Ahhhhhh Hotel)

The Well Pennies – Drive (Endings)

The Well Pennies – All the Pretty Girls (The Well Pennies EP)

Must Be Tuesday – Princess Charming (Cover Me I’m Going In)

Mother Mother – Reaper Man (A Very Good Bad Thing)

Stars – No One is Lost (No One is Lost)

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

Portugal. The Man – You Carried Us [Share With Me the Sun] (In the Mountain In the Cloud)

Cold War Kids – First (Hold My Home)

Our Lady Peace – Angels/Losing/Sleep (Healthy in Paranoid Times)

Parade of Lights – Golden (Golden)

Ages and Ages – Our Demons (Divisionary)

Sloan – Cleopatra (Commonwealth)

Blood and Glass – Merry Go Round (Museum With No Walls)

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Nov 6, 2014

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Track List – November 1

Better late than never! The Spotify playlist is embedded below, or you can find it on the app here: P&W November 1

King Charles – Lady Percy (Loveblood)
Birdy – Young Blood (Birdy)
Sloan – Carried Away (Commonwealth)
Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus (Evil Friends)
Spoon – Rent I Pay (They Want My Soul)
Serena Ryder – Stompa (Harmony)
The New Pornographers – Fantasy Fools (Brill Bruisers)
Wild Child – Crazy Bird (The Runaround)
Valery Gore – Amsterdam (Idols in the Dark Heart)
Stars – No Better Place (No One is Lost)
Freelance Whales – Generator^ 1st Floor
Lily Frost – Motherless Child (Motherless Child)
Cold War Kids – Hot Coals (Hold My Home)
Broods – Everytime (Evergreen)
Imogen Heap – Me the Machine (Sparks)
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun (It’s Frightening)
Caribou – Dive (Our Love)
Thieves – Falling (Falling single)
Baroness – Green Theme (Yellow & Green)

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Oct 25, 2014

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Track List – October 25

I was really proud of this show. I hope you guys enjoyed it! I plan to make classical music a semi-regular part of future broadcasts, so keep an ear out for that.

Carl Nielsen on The Sanguine:

I have tried to sketch a man who storms thoughtlessly forward in the belief that the whole world belongs to him, that fried pigeons will fly into his mouth without work or bother. There is, though, a moment in which something scares him, and he gasps all at once for breath in rough syncopations: but this is soon forgotten, and even if the music turns to minor, his cheery, rather superficial nature still asserts itself.”

Track list under the jump!

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Sep 21, 2014

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Track List – September 20

Imogen Heap – Me the Machine (Sparks)

Hannah Georgas – Enemies (Hannah Georgas)

MS MR – Salty Sweet (Secondhand Rapture)

Thieves – Never Meant to Know (Single)

Jen & John – Lost (Jen & John)

Dragonette – Let it Go (Body Parts)

Aviva Chernick – Ashrei (When I Came In You Were Already There)

Isobel Trigger – Dust & Bones (Nocturnal)

Broken Social Scene – Pitter Patter Goes my Heart (You Forgot it in People)

The New Pornographers – Marching Orders (Brill Bruisers)

Got a Girl – Things Will Never Be the Same (I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now)

The Duhks – You Go East, I’ll Go West (Beyond the Blue)

Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer (Furr)

Allison Brown – Boxcars (Secret Identity EP)

Megan Lane – Wherever You Are Keep My Heart (Sounding the Animal)

Memoir – Never Good Enough (Fire in Me)

Twin Peaks – Telephone (Wild Onion)

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