Marsbar Playlist ~ 1-8-2012

January 8, 2012

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

Tonight was very, very difficult. David created a fantastic and heartfelt tribute to SistahMar (Marilyn Hamilton), recalling how they first met, and how Marilyn was instrumental in creating the chatroom that brought so many lovely people together. The common thread was folks who shared a love for David and his music, and who found lasting friendship with each other.

Sincerest thanks to JerusalemSlim for filling in the last two hours.

Blackmore’s Night – I Still Remember
Boo Radleys – Lazarus
Boomtown Rats – Joey’s On The Street Again
Boys Brigade – Melody
City Boy – The Violin
Concrete Blonde – Everybody Knows
Cottage Industry – Point On The Hill
Danny Marks – Big Town Boy
David Bowie – Drive In Saturday
David Gray – Sail Away
David Marsden – Spoken Tribute To SistahMar
Dee Long – Good Night Universe
Deep Purple – Help!
Deftones – Drive
Deserters – Alien
DJ Champion – No Heaven
Domenic Troiano – Eleanora Fagan
Dr. Draw – Danny Boy
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
Ellie Goulding – Your Song
Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight
Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love
Fixx – Red Skies At Night
Freedom Or Death – Nobody Listens
Garfield – Private Affair
Ghostwriters – Ready Steady Go
Hunter Valentine – Van City
Isley Brothers – Caravan Of Love
Jackie Shane – Any Other Way
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Fashionable People
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
Kinks – Misfits
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (feat. China Black) – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Leon Russell – A Song For You
Leonard Cohen – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Lighthouse – 1849
Marianne Faithfull – Vagabond Ways
Mink Deville – Across The Borderline
My Morning Jacket – Touch Me I’m Going To Scream (Part II)
Pete Yorn – On Your Side
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI – IX)
Rita Marley – One Draw
Robbie Robertson – Fallen Angel
Roger Waters – Sunset Strip
Shawn Phillips – Woman Of The Land
Simple Minds – Let There Be Love
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Sinners Of Saint Avenue
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Here Comes The Sun
Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble – Riviera Paradise
Strawbs – Tears And Pavan Medley
T. Rex – Children Of The Revolution
TBA – Love Across The Nation

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 ~ 1-7-2012

January 7, 2012

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

David eased our distressed hearts and souls with a set of free-form music like no one else can create. Be sure to listen in tomorrow night during the 9pm hour as he celebrates Sistahmar’s life and legacy.

If anyone can help with the list this evening from 10 pm until midnight, please let me know.

Arkitex – First World Calling
Blue October – For The Love
Breathe – Moist
Champion Heartache – Things I Left Behind
Cliks – Dirty King
Comsat Angels – Independence Day
Concrete Blonde – Mexican Moon
Cure – The Walk
Cut Copy – Future
Darkroom – A Test Of Time
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
Divine – Walk Like A Man
Fiat Lux – Blue Emotion
Front 242 – Masterhit
Martha & The Muffins – Black Stattions / White Stations
Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
Moist – Picture Elvis
Rammstein – Engel
Rock & Hyde – Dirty Water
Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Slave To The SQUAREwave – Healing Hands
Strange Advance – Kiss In The Dark
Tubes – What Do You Want From Life?
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl
Violent Kin – Keep Your Balance
Yello – The Race

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 ~ More from Retrospect CFRC-FM ~ 1-3-12

Still reeling from losing one of the best friends a person could ever wish for, I wasn’t sure about tuning in tonight. But Ed-FM washed away any doubt, and for two hours, the music made me whole again. Thank you Ed for all you do. The world is definitely a sadder place with Sistahmar’s passing, but you have brought some of the light back in with your warmth and your signature obscure 80’s music. Goodnight, sweet Sistahmar.

Tune in to Ed and his “there is light at the end of the tunnel” 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 January 3, 2012

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.

Eurogliders – Heaven (Must Be There)
Spoons – Nova Heart
Clash – Bankrobber
English Beat – What’s Your Best Thing?
Simple Minds – Here Comes The Fool
Martha & The Muffins – Several Styles Of Blonde Girls Dancing
Men Without Hats – Mother’s Opinion
Psyche – Screamin’ Machine
Alexei Sayle – Didn’t You Kill My Brother?
Abecedarians – Smiling Monarchs
Indians In Moscow – Jack Pelter & His Sex Change Chicken
Crown of Thorns – World Radio
China Crisis – Working With Fire & Steel (extended)
Blue Peter – Don’t Walk Past (F version)
Mike Oldfield – Family Man
Extras – Circular Impression
Gary Numan – Jo The Waiter
Monty Python – Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
Kissing The Pink – The Last Film (Hymn version)
Yello – Of Course I’m Lying (The Truth Is)
Altered Images – Happy Birthday

Saying “Good Bye” to My Beloved Sistahmar

I never imagined that I would begin 2012 by writing a memorial for my dear friend Marilyn Hamilton from Kitchener Ontario. “Sistahmar,” as she is known to her multitude of Marsbar Theatre friends and fans, left this world on December 31, 2011 at 8:50 AM. The only word that even comes close to describing how it feels to lose this precious friend and soul sister is “devastated.”

I had the privilege of meeting Sistahmar nearly 4 years ago when I stumbled into the Marsbar Theatre Chatroom. After listening to David Marsden‘s free-form, “anything goes” broadcast (streaming live over the Internet from 94.9 The Rock) and hearing the tales he spun about the chatroom regulars, I decided to take a walk on the “dark side” and check it out for myself. Upon entering the room, I was warmly greeted by the Roving Ambassador herself, launching what was to be a close and ironclad friendship.

Over the years, we have laughed, cried, loved, gossiped, shared, planned and even plotted together via telephone and email. The minute we realized we both had the same birthday, the unbreakable bond was forged. Marilyn fondly referred to me as her “evil twin sister,” a badge I wear with fierce pride, while she will always be my “partner in crime.”

Although the news of Marilyn’s passing was much like being hit by a speeding train, I have managed to find some solace in the pain and sadness. I believe she has finally been reunited with her beloved husband Bob, who predeceased her about 8 years ago. She missed him sorely, and instead of her loss becoming easier as time went on, it actually became more difficult. I imagine the two of them walking arm-in-arm along the banks of the lake they enjoyed so much in years gone by, pausing for a moment to share a whisper, steal a kiss, and have a giggle or two. There they wait patiently until they are finally reunited for eternity with all of the friends they loved so much, and who loved them, in this lifetime.

For my dear friend and soul sister Marilyn Hamilton who slipped from this world and into eternity, leaving a hole the size of the universe in each of our hearts: May you finally rest in peace. The light you gave to my life and so many others will never be extinguished, the joy you brought will always be remembered. Thank you for a friendship that transcended distance. I will always love you.

Gary Numan – Are “Friends” Electric? Montage – via YouTube user Knightvision 1228: