Category: Music

Dear Kelowna

June 25, 2014

Well hello Kelowna!

I have waited almost a month to write this blog. I wanted to really settle in and try to find the right words. This move to Kelowna is a first for me.

I can hear what some of you are thinking… Ummmm.. Susan, what do you mean.. you lived in Kelowna for almost 7 years.. you were part of a number 1 morning show in Kelowna.. pretty sure you have “done this” before.

You are correct. That isn’t what I mean.

What is new is that in all my moves, this is the first place I have ever moved back to!

I have always been a “keep on moving forward” kinda gal. Sometimes it didn’t work out for me, but forward momentum has always been my friend.  I have always associated a move “back” anywhere as a sign of failure, of not trying hard enough, taking the road of a coward.

Obviously I needed to think about this a bit more because my move “back” to Kelowna didn’t feel like any of things things. What had I missed?

I was not running back with my tail between my legs after not surviving the big city, I was returning with my head held high with stories of the fabulous place I had been, and the realization of the many things I had missed about Kelowna whilst there.

Believe it or not weather isn’t on the top of that list. (The lake was close to the top.)  Kelowna had found it’s way into that piece of my soul that sigh’s ” home…. “

How had that happened? I am a radio nomad! Where ever I hang my hat is home! That is still true. I firmly believe that you can love and prosper where ever you land with the right attitude.

But..

I have circles of friends.

One that has basically become family, the people that truly love me for who I am, welts and all.

One circle of close friends that I don’t need to see or talk to everyday but who have my back and in turn I have theirs no matter what.

One circle that is made up of acquaintances that make me smile on a regular bases and who’s well being I care about even if our paths don’t cross everyday.

One circle of people who listen to me on the radio. This one is tricky, some of these people I have never met. Yet I care. I truly do. I love the stories that are shared with me both happy and sad, I love helping find the lost pet and pass on word about that awesome fundraiser. I love to make you giggle before you hit snooze and roll out of bed. I love knowing that even if we have never spoken in the traditional ways, we communicate everyday and on a very special level we are part of each others lives.

Those circles are strongest for me in Kelowna.

As I made the trip from Calgary to Kelowna and was just driving into the city passing the airport

This came on:

 

I had to pull over because I was crying so hard. My darling Kelowna, I had no idea that you had set up inside my heart and soul  just waiting for me to come home so you could, say hello, give me a hug and ask about my adventures.

 

Thank you. xx

 

P.S. If you want to hang out you can find me up bright and early on Q103 (103.1 on your radio) 5:30 to 10AM. It’s a new address to find me at. I hope you will visit!

Susan Knight Q103

 

Change

March 09, 2014

I want to be good with change. I work hard at being good with change. I brave face it and wear a positive attitude.

But sometimes I just want to scream…..  CHANGE SUCKS!

I can’t get this song out of my head.

 

I can’t get a lot of songs out of my head. In between trying to find my next job and having melt downs I found my old CD collection.  Not physically.. but in my head. Bits and pieces of music I have loved, or that has resinated with me even for a moment keep floating to the top of my consciousness and just as quickly leaving as if to make room for the next gem that wants to come out and play.

 

How about Elastica?

 

 

or Veruca Salt!

 

 

My crazy brain will suddenly switch gears…  Banana Pancakes anyone?

 

http://youtu.be/6Graa_Vm5eA

 

Or Said The Whale!

 

 

Just as quickly I will be reliving my musical days…

 

 

Sometimes you need a good shake up.. it’s amazing what will come loose.

Day 18 ~ Christmas Countdown of my Favourite Things

December 20, 2013

When you think marshmallow chances are good you are thinking of the bags you buy at the grocery store.

Something like this:

bag mashmello

Well my friends, let me tell you a secret. While the above marshmallow is perhaps great around the campfire.. or for firing from a marshmallow gun.

Yes, those are real.

marsh gun

There is another wonderful “Marshmallow World.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAEqsnOQrxY

… and I don’t mean that one.

I mean marshmallow that is so good that you are slightly confused at first as to what you are tasting!

marshmellow

I introduce you to Wondermade Marshmallows which is seriously awesome.

So awesome that you will be hiding them from the kids and keeping a secret stash just for you.

Enjoy!

Day 5 ~ Christmas Countdown of My Favourite Things

December 05, 2013

This is a little pricey.. but what a cool gift for a music lover, or someone with a very snazzy sense of style!

ipodgramaphone

 

Sexy and practical! It’s an iPod/pad/phone gramophone!

This Gramophone borrowed the speaker horn from Thomas Edison and mixed in today’s technology.

Simply set your iPhone® in the solid wood dock, and the metal horn will boost its volume by three to four times, with no need for electricity.

You can get yours from Restoration Hardware.

Dream ~ Earworm alert!

November 29, 2013

I love the creative spirit!

As much as I can be a bit of a hard ass when it comes to the difference between a “goal” and a “dream” I can certainly celebrate inspiration. Lisette Xavier is suppling that in droves in her latest song and video “Dream.”

Sometimes you need the one, two three punches.. you have to hear.. see.. and feel that other people are reaching for big things that perhaps not everyone else believe in. It can give you courage to go for it as well.

Lisette celebrated 3 different artists in her video for “Dream.”

Sean Priddle is the sculptor.

Laura Herrera is the painter.

and

Sarah Dolan is the dancer.

The  4th wonderful talent in the video is Lisette. While she purposefully did not include her self visually in the video.. she is still felt in  every second.

I will warn you right now this is one of those songs with a chorus that quickly turns into an ear worm.. I am still humming along!

Here is the video.. enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Udh–_Oq2U

Katy Perry ~ ROAR

August 10, 2013

I like this woman more and more..

katy-perry-roar-cover-art-revealed

Her new singe ROAR has been leaked.. give it a listen HERE

 

This will be a must have on any work out or break up playlist for sure.. I will have it on repeat before my next powerlifting meet in September!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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