Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Premiere: Stretch It To The Limit

Welcome to Max Joy Radio - a corresponding blog to a music variety show called Maximum Joy on CHRW 94.9FM!

This is the playlist for the very first edition of Maximum Joy - a 2 hour program on London, ON's campus community station 94.9FM CHRW! Having just broadcasted the premiere episode, I am filled with enthusiasm and zest for the music shown in the playlist below. Listen online or even download the show if you missed it!

Helping to provide "the cure for corporate radio", I am extremely thrilled to officially join the on air team at CHRW after having left my home station CJAM 99.1FM and CJAMmer family in Windsor(/Detroit). This format of this page will somewhat model the radio blog for the Washing Machine - an hour and a half indie rock and punk program I used to co-host with current CJAM DJ Clara I will always consider a sister show to my own! Canadian artists will be marked with a star (*) and album covers (especially vinyls) will be featured as visual accompanyment to the musical playlist each week. Music videos, album reviews and featured artists will also occasionally make an appearance on this blog. Thank you CHRW for welcoming me to project information, opinion, expression and sound across your air waves! Remember, you can always download a show you've missed up to a week after its been broadcasted! Streaming online is always available wherever you are at

Maximum Joy - Stretch (Disco Mix Rap)

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - Better Things

Raphael Saadiq - Sure Hope You Mean It

Erykah Badu - Amerykahn Promise

Tune Yards - Bizness, Hatari and Real Live Flesh

Wassabi Collective - Ylang Ylang*

Feist - When I Was A Young Girl (VV Remix)*

The Identicals - Akwa Kayi Ji Bia Nuwa

Austra - Spellwork*

Lioness - You're My Heart*

Beast - City*

CocoRosie - Hopscotch

Timber Timbre - Do I Have Power?*

Ghost Bees - Sinai*

Daniel, Fred & Julie - Runner*

Daniel Romano - Lost*

The Kills - Heart Beats Like A Drum

Beastie Boys - Nonstop Disco Powerpack

The spot on feature this week is Tune Yards (tUnE-yArDs) of which a brief interview from Exclaim! Magazine with artist Merrill Garbus was shared on air. Indie Afro-experimentalism, hybrids and horns, fusions and rhythms, based in ...Montreal!

"there is a natural sound that wild things make when they're bound"


  1. SOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU! thanks for mentioning our previous collaboration, and i'm looking forward to more playlists and i will be downloading your show soon! peace, love and radio!

  2. Excellent program. Clara told me about your new show. Now I have a new show to listen to.