Scratch the Surface

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scratchthesurfaceHost: Paul Razzell

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Scratch the Surface is a weekly radio program broadcasting from CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria, Canada. Each week host Paul Razzell brings you a hand-picked selection of new alternative music and gems worth rediscovering, with an emphasis on Canadian artists and new releases. Hear the stories behind the songs, the pick of the week, and Paul’s fresh take on all things musical.

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Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time on CFUV 101.9 FM (in Victoria) or cfuv.ca (everywhere else).

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Past broadcasts since September 2017 are archived on Mixcloud.

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Schedule

  • Wednesday - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Monday - 2:00 am - 3:00 am Encore Presentation

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    1. Paul Razzell says: October 19, 2016

      Scratch the Surface playlist from Wednesday, October 19, 2016

      LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      Broadcast: “Come on Let’s Go” from Noise Made by People
      Heaven for Real: “No One Knows Her” from Kill Your Memory
      James Blake: “Retrograde” from Overgrown
      Låpsley: “Blue Monday” from Monday
      BadBadNotGood: “Time Moves Slow” from IV
      Haley Bonar: “I Can Change” from Impossible Dream
      David Beckingham: “Montreal” from Just When the Light
      John K. Samson: “Postdoc Blues” from Winter Wheat
      Jock’s Tears: “Biggy Pop” from Sassy Attitude
      Andy Shauf: “Jenny Come Home” from Jenny Come Home
      Daniel Lanois and Rocco De Lucca: “Suspended” from The End of Language
      Kate Tempest” Don’t Fall in” from Let Them Eat Cake
      Blind Boys of Alabama” Way Down in the Hole” from Spirit of the Century
      Angel Olsen: “Shut Up, Kiss Me” from My Woman
      Closing music: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    2. Lisa Law says: October 20, 2016

      Wonderful! Encore!

    3. D Williams says: October 20, 2016

      Great song choices Paul, I’m looking forward to your upcoming broadcasts.

    4. Robert McCamant says: October 21, 2016

      Glad to hear you’re keeping out of trouble.

    5. programdirector says: October 27, 2016

      Playlist from Scratch the Surface on October 26, 2016

      Opening theme: LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      Lucy Dacus: “I Don’t Want to Be Funny Anymore” from No Burden
      Mynabirds: “Body of Work” from Generals
      Patrick Watson: “Into Giants” from Adventures in Our Own Backyard
      Junius Meyvant: “Color Decay” from Floating Harmonies
      Bon Iver: “29 #Strafford Apts” from 22, A Million
      Matt Holubowski: “The Warden and the Highwayman” from Solitudes
      Syd Arthur: “Apricity” from Apricity
      Cavern of Anti-Matter: “Melody in High Feedback Tones” from Void Beats/invocation trex
      Leonard Cohen: “You Want it Darker” from You Want It Darker
      Ian McCullough: “Hey That’s No Way to Say Goodbye” from I’m Your Fan
      Anna B. Savage: “1” from an EP called EP
      Tanya Tagaq: “Sivulinivut” from Retribution
      Closing theme: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    6. Dave Wilson says: November 2, 2016

      Top quality show! Great theme idea in examining the extent at which retro inspiration can border on- or become pastiche!
      Thanks for the exciting musical enlightenment. Looking forward to many more great programs!

    7. Lauren S says: November 9, 2016

      Wicked. Love the selection – definitely going to buy some of these and check out the artists more! Fabulous. I’m hooked.

    8. Jim says: December 5, 2016

      What a great new show… thanks Paul.

    9. Bryce Knudtson says: December 8, 2016

      Hey, you played a song by an artist yesterday (December 7) and said he was as popular as David bowie, but unknown in North America. It was an amazing song, but I forget the name of the artist! Who was this?

      • Paul Razzell says: December 8, 2016

        Hi Bryce,

        Many thanks for your note. The artist you’re referring to is Paul Weller. He was the creative force behind the Jam (1977-1982) and the Style Council (1983 – 1989). He’s done loads of solo work since then, though I am fondest of the Jam and Style Council recordings. He has been very popular and influential in the UK. The “The Daily Telegraph” has said of Paul Weller: ‘Apart from David Bowie, it’s hard to think of any British solo artist who’s had as varied, long-lasting and determinedly forward-looking a career.'”

        The track you heard on Scratch the Surface yesterday evening was an acoustic cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain.”

        If you have any more questions or feedback on the show, I’d love to hear them. Best thing to do is connect via the Scratch the Surface on CFUV Facebook page.

        https://www.facebook.com/scratchthesurfaceCFUV/

        Thanks for tuning in!

        All the best,

        paul

      • Paul Razzell says: December 13, 2016

        Hi again, Bryce. You’re comment about musician Paul Weller on the Scratch the Surface page has inspired me to focus on Paul Weller — for your express benefit — on Wednesday, December 14 at 5:00 p.m. Tons of great tracks from this seminal English artist for you. Hope you can tune in!

    10. Dave Smulders says: January 12, 2017

      Love the show. Keep it coming.
      That Nick Cave track was devastating. Blew me away. thanks
      Can you post your playlists here? (I don’t do Facebook.)

      • Paul Razzell says: January 13, 2017

        Scratch the Surface Playlist from January 11, 2017

        1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
        2. Riton: “Rinse & Repeat” (single)
        3. Tribe Called Quest: “We the People” from We Got It from Here, Thank You for Your Service
        4. Null Command: “Subshell” from User Manual
        5. Patrick Watson: “Adventures in Your Own Backyard” from Adventures in Your Own Backyard
        6. Mula: “Retumba” from Retumba
        7. Bon Iver: “715 Creeks” from 22, A Million
        8. Nap Eyes: “Mixer” from Thought Rock Fish Scale
        9. Xenia Rubinos: “Mexican Chef” from Black Terry Cat
        10. Milk Lines: “Can I Stand in Your Sun” from Ceramic
        11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: “I Need You” from Skeleton Tree
        12. Bad Plus: “I Walk the Line” from It’s Hard
        13. Alvvays: “Archie, Marry Me” from Alvvays
        14. Syd Arthur: “Apricity” from Apricity

        • Dave Smulders says: January 17, 2017

          thank you, sir

    11. Paul Razzell says: January 24, 2017

      Scratch the Surface Playlist from Jnaury 18, 2017

      1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      2. Hooton Tennis Club: “Lauren, I’m in Love” from Big Box of Chocolates
      3. John K. Samson: “Post-Doc Blues” from Winter Wheat
      4. The XX: “Dangerous” from I See You
      5. Billy Bragg: “A New England” from Life’s a Riot with Spy Versus Spy
      6. James Blake: “A Case of You” from Enough Thunder
      7. Laura Marling: “Needle and the Damage Done” from Blues Run the Game
      8. Midlake: “Roscoe” from Trials of Van Occupanther
      9. Pretenders: “Chord Lord” from Alone
      10. The Water Walk: “Turn Your Face Away” from Thingamajig
      11. Great Lake Swimmers: “Don’t Leave Me Hanging” from A Forest of Arms
      12. Wishkicker: “Mainline” from Wider Vision/Por Que, Y
      13. Patti Smith: “Free Money” from Horses
      14. Sleaford Mods: “TCR” from TCR
      15. Nile Project: “Inganji” from Jinja

    12. Paul Razzell says: January 28, 2017

      Scratch the Surface Playlist from January 25, 2017

      1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      2. Jonathan Edwards: “Shanty” from Jonathan Edwards
      3. Herbie Hancock: “Sunlight” from Sunlight
      4. Run the Jewels: “Down” from Run the Jewels 3
      5. Beatrice Deer: “Katajaniq” from Fox
      6. Timber Timbre: “Sewer Blues” from “Sewer Blues”
      A Projection: “Betrayal” from Framework
      7. Echo & the Bunnymen: “The Cutter” from Songs to Learn & Sing
      8. Joni Mitchell: “Slouching towards Bethlehem” from Night Ride Home
      9. Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers: “Birds with Broken Wings” from Birds with Broken Wings
      10. Brian Eno: “Reflection” (excerpt) from Reflection (excerpt)
      11. Kid Koala: “Nightfall Pale Blue” from Music to Draw By
      12. The XX: “Lips” from I See You
      13. Closing theme: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    13. Paul Razzell says: February 21, 2017

      Scratch the Surface Playlist from February 15

      1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      2. Jónsi: “Go Do” from Go
      3. Júníus Meyvant: “Color Decay” from Color Decay
      4. Ty Segall: “Freedom” from Ty Segall
      5. Ty Segall: “Talkin’” from Ty Segall
      6. Monomyth: “Re: Lease Life (Place to Go)” from Happy Pop Family
      7. Monomyth: “Puppet Creek” from Happy Pop Family
      8. Kid Koala: “Falloway” from Songs to Draw By
      9. Solange: “Cranes in the Sky” from A Seat at the Table
      10. Sleater-Kinney: “A New Wave” from Live in Paris
      11. Jon Epworth: “Outsiders” from Confuser
      12. JFDR: “Airborne” from Airborne
      13. Ólöf Arnalds: “Palme” from Palme
      14. BadBadNotGood: “Time Moves Slow” from IV
      15. Closing theme: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    14. Paul Razzell says: March 9, 2017

      Scratch the Surface International Women’s Day Playlist (March 8, 2017)

      1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      2. Zola Jesus: “Shivers” from Conatus
      3. Cate Le Bon: “Are You with Me Now?” from Mug Museum
      4. Sinead O’Connor: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” from I Do Not Want What I’ve Already Got
      5. Luluc: “Small Windows” from Passerby
      6. Joni Mitchell: “Free Man in Paris” from Court and Spark
      7. Pippa: “Blue Temple” from Sweetlow
      8. Belle Game: “Ritual” from Ritual, Tradition, Habit
      9. Solange: “Borderline” from A Seat at the Table
      10. The XX: “Lips” from I See You
      11. Gum Country: “Brain Song” from Gum Country
      12. Kid Koala: “Collapser” from Music to Draw To
      13. Alabama Shakes: “I Found You” from Boys & Girls
      14. Cat Power: “Free” from You Are Free
      15. BBQT: “Handsome Daredevil” from BBQT
      16. Closing theme: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    15. Paul Razzell says: March 16, 2017

      Scratch the Surface Playlist from March 15, 2017

      1. Opening theme: “LCD Soundsystem: “Someone Great” from Sound of Silver
      2. Monomyth: “Re: Lease Life (Place to Go)” from Happy Pop Family
      3. Sleaford Mods: “I Feel So Wrong” from English Tapas
      4. Hansmole Family Band: “Heavy Magic” from Troy Lemberg’s Passion Project
      5. Buzzcocks: “Breakdown” from Time’s Up
      6. Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers: “Birds with Broken Wings” from Birds with Broken Wings
      7. New Order: “Love Vigilantes” from Low Life
      8. Chumper: “Galaxy Signs”
      9. Hamilton Leithauser: “Immediately Alone” from I Could Have Sworn
      10. The XX: “Dangerous” from I See You
      11. Depeche Mode: “Policy of Truth” from Violator
      12. Shogu Tokumaru: “Lita-Ruta” from Lita-Ruta
      13. Closing theme: VCMG: “Bendy Bass” from SSSS

    16. Mark Mac says: July 13, 2017

      As president of Victoria’s Haberdashery Guild (local 4321), I’d like to thank Paul for the wonderful exposure he provided our group during this weeks broadcast.
      If anyone is interested in joining our guild, please email us a 500 word personal essay detailing what unique qualities you will bring to our association. Emails should be sent to vic4321haberdash@gmail.com. Many thanks!

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