Aug 22, 2015

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Onward To the Edge

Well. I guess that’s that.

I never ever thought I’d do radio; out of many, many different arts and performance mediums, it was never on my list, but it turns out that I really love it. The first time I ever went live on the air, in March(ish) 2012, I was absolutely terrified; my parents and my then-partner could hear the telltale tremble in my voice. When I first began, I wrote out full scripts detailing what I planned to say and timed each set down to the minute; over time I trained myself to improvise on mic and would plan things out on the fly. I finally pitched my own weekly program in late 2013, and I have loved nearly every show I’ve ever done. No matter what was going on in my life, I could virtually guarantee that I’d walk out of the radio station with a smile on my face. Once a week, I got to share my love of music with the public; it has been one of the most positive and enjoyable parts of my life for the past two years. I got to meet insanely talented musicians, see incredible live performances, and discover music from every genre. Today, we hit the pause button on Particles and Waves.

I hope this isn’t the end. I don’t think it’s the end. I may be moving on from Victoria, but UBC has a radio station too, and they know I’m coming as a student in September. I hope to sign on once again in the very near future and gush about music from old favourites and from new artists I haven’t met yet. Good for Grapes and The Zolas are both releasing new albums soon and I have to tell someone about it. I’ll be sure to keep you all up to date on social media if anything develops.

So this isn’t the very end for Particles and Waves, just perhaps an extended hiatus. Nonetheless, I’ve learned so much and had so much fun these past few years, and I have a few people who helped me along the way.

Thank you to the staff of CFUV 101.9FM, who were so supportive and kind every single day.

Thanks to my parents and friends who listened in, and especially my dad who would text me his live commentary.

Thanks to Adrian Chalifour of Towers and Trees, the very first musical guest I ever interviewed.

Thanks to The Royal Oui, Allison Brown, Raine Hamilton, Lisa Joyce, Little Coyote, The Fast Romantics, The Written Years, Heard in the Mountains, Doug Hoyer, Chersea, Mikaela Ben Dori, The Auricle, For Esme, Jaron Chiciac, Ian Dixon, and West My Friend, for being amazing guests.

And thank you, listeners, for nearly 80 shows celebrating the sheer joy of music. It’s been a pleasure.


melodysheep – Ode to the Brain (Symphony of Science)

Darren Korb – Build That Wall [Zia’s Theme] (Bastion OST)

Towers and Trees – West Coast (West Coast LP)

Annie Sumi – Reflections of Me (Reflections)

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

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

Rayannah – Tivoli (Boxcar Lullabies)

The Weepies – Learning to Fly (Sirens)

The Strumbellas – Spirits (Spirits)

Kathryn Calder – Blue Skies (Kathryn Calder)

Winona Wilde – Pop & Chips for the Apocalypse (You Lose Some, You Lose Some)

Untrained Animals – Visitors (III)

Jeremy Fisher – I Love You…So? (The Lemon Squeeze)

Gospel Machine – Reunion Day (Your Holy Ghost)

The Zolas – Cold Moon (Ancient Mars)

Library Voices – Que Sera Sarah (Summer of Lust)

Paul Simon – The Obvious Child (Rhythm of the Saints)

The New Pornographers – You Tell Me Where (Brill Bruisers)

melodysheep – Onward to the Edge (Symphony of Science)

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