Christmas Eve 2010 with David Marsden

December 24, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Christmas Eve is a magical time for many. Some hold the traditions of attending services, gathering with family and friends, and even opening a gift or two in anticipation of the big day.

For many of us, the holidays are filled with stress, loneliness, disappointment, and heartache. The anticipation born of the commercialism of the time leaves many of us feeling unfulfilled and empty. That’s when David Marsden steps in.

David nurtures us all year round by weaving a tapestry of music that is more fine art than craft. Rightfully called the “master of free-form broadcasting,” he lets the music take us on a journey that brings us far away from the drudgery of real life, and allows us to enter a happy place deep within ourselves.

On Christmas Eve, the magic really blossoms. Thirty-seven years ago, Marsden himself experienced the feeling of emptiness that engulfs so many. As it reached out and tried to consume him with dread and fear, he fought it back. It was on that one night as he walked alone on cold and snow-swept streets, that a voice told him to do what he does best so that others would feel warm, cared for, and part of a family. This year embodied all that was fabulous from the previous years. It was truly a work of love.

David works hard to ensure that everyone feels a sense of community. And, you need not keep your feelings to yourself. Sistahmar provides a chat room where you can come and discuss what’s on your mind, talk to others who feel much like you, and celebrate a worldwide communal Christmas. David provides the music and the heart-warming stories, Happy Pants provides the latest updates on Santa’s whereabouts, as well as firsthand glimpses into his bag of goodies, and the rest of us provide the companionship via Sistahmar’s Marsbar Theatre Chat Room, FaceBook, and email.

It’s never too late to start a tradition. David Marsden can be heard on 94.9 The Rock (who graciously provided 5 hours of commercial-free time to David on Christmas Eve) Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 pm until midnight (ET). He’s currently on a short break and will return on Saturday night, January 8. Consider joining us then. We’ll save you a spot by the fire in the theatre.

I’ve chosen not to publish a complete playlist from this year’s extravaganza, merely list some of the special highlights. You really need to experience the show firsthand. In the meantime go to MarsdenGlobal.com and download the available podcasts that David posts to get a taste of what you’ve been missing. And, we’ll anticipate your visit on the 8th.

 ~ MissParker ~

Alex Lifeson – Little Drummer Boy
Captain Sensible – One Christmas Catalogue
Chris DeBurgh – A Spaceman Came Traveling
Crash Test Dummies – Little Drummer Boy
Dan Fogelberg – Same Old Lang Syne
David Bowie & Bing Crosby – Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy
David Marsden Reading Of “The Night Before Christmas”
David Marsden Reading Of Toy Trains
David Marsden Christmas War Story
David Marsden Christmas Eve On The Radio Story
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer – I Believe In Father Christmas
Eurythmics – Winter Wonderland
Jethro Tull = Another Christmas Song
John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Jon Anderson – O Holy Night
La Cage Aux Folles – The Best Of Times Is Now
Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
New Music – On Islands
Payola$ – Christmas Is Coming
Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas
Roger Miller – Old Toy Trains
Tractors – Rocking This Christmas
Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
Yobs – Silver Bells

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

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80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 12-21-10

What a week! Early this morning was the solstice lunar eclipse. In a few days we’ll celebrate Christmas. Santa rules this time of year, and so does Ed-FM! The rarities flowed abundantly as Ed’s Christmas gifts to us. He plays Santa Claus all year long, but tonight was really special. Thank you Ed for all of your hard work and dedication. We are the ones who benefit, and we really appreciate it.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”Ho Ho Ho” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at yahoo dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/Post-punk fans will not be disappointed.

CFRC-FM Playlist December 21, 2010

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.
To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Nash The Slash – 1984
Soft Cell – Mr. Self Destruct
Gary Numan – Down In The Park
Kraftwerk – The Model
Coconuts – Naughty Boy
Ohama – Images
Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive
Yeah Yeah Noh – The Superimposed Man
Fountainhead – Rhythm Method
Moev – Head Down
Dole – Slumberland (extended)
Simple Minds – Biko
Human League – Open Your Heart
Cassandra Complex – One Millionth Happy Customer
Vital Sines – Rhythm Of Dark
Flying Lizards – Russia
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon (up all night mix)
FM – Phasers On Stun
Diodes – Tired Of Waking Up Tired
Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way (extended)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-19-2010

December 19, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

Only 4 more sleeps until David’s much-anticipated Christmas Eve extravaganza. Please try to join us on Friday night from 7 pm until midnight (ET) for a memorable, touching, poignant, funny, and meaningful evening with good friends, good music, and the best host on the planet.

Thank you, Jerusalem Slim, for your invaluable help and dedication to detail.

See all y’alls on Friday night.

 ~ MissParker ~

A-4 – Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlife
Alice In Videoland – Going Down
Andre Rieu – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Arkitex – Lincoln Walk
B.B. King – Why I Sing The Blues
Beck – Diamond Dogs
Billy Idol – Christmas Love
Blood, Sweat & Tears – I Can’t Quit Her
Bob Dylan – The Christmas Blues
Bob Reid – Highway Of Heroes
Box – Live On TV
Boys Brigade – The Passion Of Love
Captain Beefheart – Electricity
Colin James – Lost Again
Dalbello – Gonna Get Close To You
Daniel Lanois – The Maker
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – I’m In A Different World
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Derek and the Dominos – Bell Bottom Blues
Eddie Floyd – Knock On Wood
Eight Seconds – Kiss You When It’s Dangerous
Fire Diviner – Wither And Die
Fixx – Red Skies
Frank Zappa – Happy Together (Live) Featuring Flo & Eddie
Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare
Garbage – The World Is Not Enough
Genesis – Firth Of Fifth
George Harrison – When We Was Fab
Golden Earring – The Vanilla Queen
Icehouse – Electric Blue
Jason Collett – Vanderpool Vanderpool
Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Leonard Cohen – Democracy
Lou Reed – Ride Sally Ride
Magazine – The Light Pours Out Of Me
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Spirits In The Night
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach (acoustic)
Mashmakhan – As The Years Go By
Metallica – The Unforgiven (acoustic)
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Peter Gabriel & Jimmy Pursey – Animals Have More Fun
Peter Murphy – All Night Long
Pink Floyd – Mother
Ray Materick – Home From The Parade
Rupert Hine – The Set-Up
Rymes With Orange – Marvin
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Slave to the SQUAREwave – The Hopeless Believers
Steve Cropper, Pop Staples & Albert King – Tupelo
Steve Harley – Sebastian
Tin Star Orphans – Juvenile Haul
Toad The Wet Sprocket – Something’s Always Wrong
Troggs – Love Is All Around
Tom Robinson – Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio
Van Morrison – The Great Deception
Vladymir – Everybody’s Crazy

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-18-2010

December 18, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

The mood was certainly very festive in the Marsbar Theater this evening. Everyone is anticipating the wonderful Christmas Eve show that David will have this coming Friday night (December 24) from 7 pm until Midnight. It’s a Marsbar Theater tradition. And, you wouldn’t want to miss Happy Pants – trust me.
Meanwhile, join us once again tomorrow (Sunday) night from 7 pm until midnight as you have your ears calibrated in anticipation of the best upcoming Christmas show on the planet. 

 ~ MissParker ~

54-40 – Radio Luv Song
Adrian Belew – Big Electric Cat
Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
Bob Geldof – This Is The World Calling
Boomtown Rats – Windchill Factor Minus Zero
Chalk Circle – April Fool
Champion – Resistance (Skool)
Chilly Gonzales – Bittersuite
Clash – Guns Of Brixton
Cliks – Complicated
Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
David Bowie – Station To Station
Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
Depeche Mode – Precious
Econoline Crush – All That You Are
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes – Home
Elbow – The Fix
Electric Six – Radio Gaga
Eric Clapton – Layla (Unplugged)
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Frank Zappa – Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
Gary Numan – Cars
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Japan – Rhodesia
Jona Lewie – Louise (We Get It Right)
Killing Joke – Requiem
Kinks – Permanent Waves
Lee Michaels – Heighty Hi
Long John Baldry – Walk Me Out In The Morning Dew
Madness – One Step Beyond
Moev – Yeah, Whatever
Muse – Uprising
Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party – Wish Upon A Dog Star
Pete Wylie – Sinful
Powder Blues Band – Boppin’ With The Blues
Psychedelic Furs – Heartbreak Beat
Pukka Orchestra – Might As Well Be on Mars
Pukka Orchestra – Rubber Girl
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Rough Trade – Crimes Of Passion
Simply Red – Jericho
Sisters Of Mercy – Temple Of Love
Slave To The SQUAREwave – London Baby
Spoons – Romantic Traffic
Spoons – Ciao
Stranglers – Nice ‘N’ Sleazy
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
Thompson Twins – Lies
Tin Star Orphans – Men With Guns
Ultravox – Dancing With Tears In My Eyes
Wall Of Voodoo – Mexican Radio
Wombats – Let’s Dance To Joy Division
Yello – Lost Again

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.

80’s Music Rules ~ Criminally Underrated Artists/Bands ~ Jesus Jones

Continuing the Jesus theme with Christmas right around the corner, this week’s criminally underrated band is Jesus Jones from the UK.

Even though Jesus Jones was mostly active in the 90s, they originally formed in 1986 as Camouflage by Mike Edwards along with Simon Matthews and Alan Doughty. Over a two-year span, Camouflage quickly morphed into the equally short-lived Big Colour, which eventually morphed into Jesus Jones. This transition was rounded out with the addition of Jerry de Abela Borg and Iain Baker.

Jesus Jones incorporated house and techno styles of electronic rock as they helped to blaze a trail into the 1990s indie dance scene. Their first critical success came with “Info Freako” from the 1989 album Liquidizer. The tune that broke the band worldwide was “Right Here, Right Now” from their second album Doubt (1991) which did far better in the U.S (reaching number 2) than in the UK (number 31).

Read more about this unique and appealing late-80s group at their official website. What’s truly interesting is how they transitioned from the 80s into the more expansive shoe-gaze/techno house band sounds of the 90s in a seamless and effortless fashion. If you take the time to listen to their music in sequence, it presents 80s-90s music evolution as an entertaining and informative history lesson.

Purchase Jesus Jones music here.

International Bright Young Thing” via YouTube user emimusic:

Never Enough” via YouTube user tearecords:

Zeroes and Ones” via YouTube user udenjan:

Real Real Real” via YouTube user Luiscmck90s:

The Devil You Know” via YouTube user udenjan:

Discography

Liquidizer (1989)
Doubt (1991)
Perverse (1993)
Scratched (1993)
Already (1997)
Never Enough (The Best Of Jesus Jones) (2002)
The Remixes (2008)

80’s Music Rules ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 12-15-10

It was tons of fun tonight with Ed-FM and all the great tunes he spun for us. Every week we set a place for you in the chat room and hope that you’ll join us. We love to discuss music, all of us sharing memories as Ed takes us down the obscure 80s memory lane. Consider spending next Tuesday night with us – the fastest two hours of your week.

Be sure to tune in to Ed and his ”yippee yippee yi yippee yi yo yo” 80’s Retrospect show on CFRC-FM from 8 pm until 10 pm on Tuesday nights. Ed takes requests by phone: (613) 533-CFRC (2372) or email: retrospectcfrc at yahoo dot ca. Indulge yourself in some “80’s Music that doesn’t suck.” I guarantee die-hard 80’s New Wave/Post-punk fans will not be disappointed.

CFRC-FM Playlist December 15, 2010

Basement of Carruthers Hall in Queens University, Kingston, Ontario

ED-FM ~ Retrospect
80’s Music That Doesn’t Suck
If the “Listen Live” link on the CFRC Website doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your Windows Media Player: http://sunsite.queensu.ca:8000/
Join us in the Chat Room during the show – either click the link on the right menu under the Rave and Roll graphic, or here.

To listen to any shows that you may have missed, go to the CFRC website and look up the archives under the “Programming” drop-down menu. You can enjoy Ed’s previous shows in one-hour increments.

Monsoon – Ever So Lonely (hindi mix)
Chalk Circle – This Mourning (extended)
M+M – Song In My Head Going Round And Round (12 inch)
Yello – Vicious Games (12 inch)
New Order – Cries & Whispers (12 inch)
Thought – Rapture
Box – L’Affaire Du Moutier
Hawaiian Pups – Overture To Young Boys
Magic Dragon – Objet Du Desire
Rational Youth – Cite Phosphore
Sex Beat – Sex Beat
Simple Minds – The American
Dali’s Car – His Box
Ohama – Where Do You Call Home
Spoons – Nova Heart (extended)
Zip – Your Love (extended)
Alexie Sayle – Didn’t You Kill My Brother? (Mr. Crazy mix)
Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be A Cowboy (extended)

Marsbar Playlist ~ 12-12-2010

December 12, 2010

David Marsden on the Rock.FM every Saturday and Sunday night from 7 p.m. until midnight.

The weather outside is frightful – even in SoFla – but it’s always warm and cheery inside the Marsbar Theatre. Don’t hang outside in the cold….come on in and make yourself comfortable….meet some new friends….and treat your ears to the best free-form broadcasting in the universe by none other than Hall of Fame DJ David Marsden. Make a date to join us next weekend, Saturday and Sunday nights from 7 pm until midnight (ET).

Huge thanks to JerusalemSlim for his gracious and ever-so-detail-oriented assist with the list.

 ~ MissParker ~

Age Of Electric – Remote Control
Aswad – Don’t Turn Around
B.B. King & Eric Clapton – Come Rain Or Come Shine
Band – Shine A Light
Blue Rodeo – All The Things That Are Left Behind
Bob Rivers – Walking ‘Round In Women’s Underwear
Cliks – Red & Blue
Colin James – Lost Again
Colourfield (feat. Sinead O’Connor) – Monkey In Winter
Crash Test Dummies – The In-Between Place
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Elton John & Leon Russell – If It Wasn’t For Bad
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Shipbuilding
Eric Clapton – Groaning The Blues
FM – Phasers On Stun
Frank Zappa – Flakes
Gary Moore – Looking For Somebody
Gordon Deppe – Between Two Floors
Grinderman – Vortex
Horslips – The Man Who Built America
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Kinks – Misfits
Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft
Leon Russell – A Song For You
Leonard Cohen – First We Take Manhattan
Madness – Our House
Mark Knopfler – Wanderlust
Moms Mabley – Abraham, Martin & John
My Morning Jacket – Look At You
Pansy Division – Cowboys Are Frequently Secretly Fond Of Each Other
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Paul Young – Every Time You Go Away
Pink Floyd – Echoes
Richard Wright – Night Of A Thousand Furry Toys
Robbie Robertson – Soapbox Preacher
Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs
Rough Trade – Birds Of A Feather
Scott Joplin – Boogie Woogie Blues (Dick Wellstood? Please leave a comment if you know)
Silencers – Bulletproof Heart
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Big Change
Spiral Beach – Midnight
Stranglers – Skin Deep
Strawbs – Tears and Pavan
Strolling Scones – You’re A Very Lovely Woman
Supertramp – Cannonball
T. Rex – Children Of The Revolution
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
Thomas Dolby – Europa & The Pirate Twins
Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Tin Star Orphans – Jaw Wired Shut
Tom Waits – Romeo Is Bleeding
Van Morrison – Bulbs

For previous David Marsden lists starting from 2003, visit RalphD’s blog “Marsbar Theater.” Ralph is the creator and original caretaker of the lists.