On Radio 2 Weekend Morning, Molly Johnson eases you into your weekend with some great Canadian songs and stories about musicians and the people of Canada, from coast to coast to coast.
Here are some of the features and stories we're looking at this weekend.
Our own Molly Johnson was featured in the Globe & Mail on Friday, focusing on her upcoming Massey Hall performance.
Saturday November 17
The 100th Grey Cup is just a day away, and nothing says "football" like the right food. There's a great, simple chicken wing recipe for you over at YummyMummyClub.ca, for a low maintenance but highly satisfying dinner to go with the Grey Cup.
Heroes don't need to be large, and they sure don't need to be boys. Super-father Mike Hoye hacked into the programming of old video game software and converted the hero into a girl. He also swapped the damsel in distress out for the protagonists younger brother. There's a dad teaching his daughter she can be the hero, too.
We Got the Funk
Charles Wright & the Watts with "Express Yourself".
Songs Your Kids Should Know
Rickie Lee Jones and "Dat Dere".
Sunday November 18
Royal Wood doesn't only write great songs, he puts together beautiful music videos to accompany them. Check out his video for "I Want Your Love," put together especially for CBC Music.
Did you know Win Butler, lead singer of the Arcade Fire, is 6'5"? The man is one of the taller stage performers, but definitely not the tallest. CBC Music has compiled an infographic of the whole scale of musician heights. See where you match up!
Start your CFL Grey Cup Sunday the right way, with the right food. YummyMummyClub.ca has something called "Sunshine in a Plate," a version of huevos rancheros. Get to eating right as the Toronto Argonauts play the Calgary Stampeders tonight.
Hawksley Workman, who will be hosting R2 Morning Weekend next week, is a creative spirit. Watch him perform live with the Symphony Nova Scotia:
Serena Ryder's new album is a spectacular rock record for mainstream audiences. CBC Music has the entire album streaming for you for a limited time, right now.
Sunday Soul Selection
The Staple Singers and "I'll Take You There".
We'd love to hear your comments about these features. Or let us know what funk, soul or kids songs you'd like to hear on the show by leaving your comments below.
on Nov 24, 2012