Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Eye theme on A Mixed Bag with Chris B on 93.7 Edge FM

Last night on A Mixed Bag with Chris B, our theme was "Eyes", and we talked about how the eyes work, and touched on eye health.
Andrew Kordas from Sapphire vision kindly granted us a station ID grab, and shed some light on Macular Degeneration.
Jodie Bourke, a local Feldenkrais practitioner provided us with some information about the eyes and related it to Feldenkrais.  Click below to listen to both interviews.

Andrew Kordas from Sapphire Vision and Violins talking about Macular Degeneration

Local Feldenkrais practitioner Jodie Bourke chatting with Chris B

If you want to find out more about Feldenkrais, have a look at the website below:-

I will add our playlist to this blog later tonight.  Sometimes we simply run out of time!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Daniel Champagne gig at Mumbulla Hall 17 June 2017

Tonight, Daniel Champagne graced the stage of Mumbulla School Hall in Bega on the far south coast of New South Wales.  Daniel wowed the audience with his percussive guitar technique, his heartfelt song writing, and put every bit of energy into his performance.
Daniel grew up in the Bega Valley, and attended Mumbulla School, and he was obviously touched by the enthusiastic and supportive home crowd who came out to see him. 
Before Daniel's performance he lent his voice to Mumbulla School's year 5 choir, and the young students served tea and scones to raise money for UNHCR in the break. 
Songs on Daniel's playlist included "The Coast of New South Wales", "Heart Shaped Tattoo" and "Super Nova" from the new Fault Lines album, "Same Enemy", "Gypsy Moon", and my personal favourite, "Nightingale".  Daniel threw in a few cover versions - "Spoonful", "Come As You Are", and "Vincent (Starry, starry night).  After the gig, Daniel was kind enough to chat with the audience, sign autographs and pose for photos.
Daniel was supported by another locally produced talent, Tim Winterflood. 
It was a great show, enjoyed by all, and we can't wait for Daniel to return next year for another show.  I'm off to listen to my new CD - Fault Lines by Daniel Champagne.  I highly recommend you do the same.  It's fantastic!
                             Daniel Champagne posing for a photo with Chris B from A Mixed Bag
                                        (see previous post to hear an interview with Daniel)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Stars theme

Our theme tonight on A Mixed Bag with Chris B (on 93.7 Edge FM in the Bega Valley) was "Stars".  I was very inspired by a beautiful starry sky on a recent morning walk.

This Saturday night at Mumbulla Hall in Bega, Daniel Champagne will be performing, as part of his "Fault Lines" tour.  Daniel generously granted me a telephone interview, and we played some of his wonderful songs with the word "Stars" in the title, and other songs relating to the night sky.

On Saturday, I paid a visit to Merimbula to check out the 37th Merimbula Jazz Festival.  The weather was perfect and I particularly enjoyed some of the big bands at Club Sapphire.  Congratulations to the Merimbula Jazz Festival Committee for all their hard work towards bringing us another great festival.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see photos from the jazz festival .

Click on the link below to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of our interview with Daniel Champagne (click on the Youtube link (the song Atlas Heart) after Part 1 before listening to Part 2.

Part 1 interview with Daniel Champagne-on-93.7-edge-fm-in-the-bega-valley

Daniel Champagne interview Part 2

Daniel will be performing at the Mumbulla Hall in Bega on Saturday 17 June.  Here is a link if you need to buy tickets.

Some of the songs included on the playlist tonight were:-

  • Vincent (Don McLean)
  • I Grew Up Where I Could See The Stars (Daniel Champagne)
  • Star of Bethlehem (Neil Young)
  • Shining Star (Earth, Wind and Fire)
  • Under the Milky Way Tonight (The Church)
  • All of My Stars (Daniel Champagne)
  • Atlas Heart (Daniel Champagne)
  • Supernova (Daniel Champagne)
  • Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
  • Good Morning Sunshine (from the musical HAIR)
  • Starman (David Bowie)
  • Stardust (Willie Nelson)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (Louis Armstrong)
  • All Star (Smashmouth)
  • Fault Lines (Daniel Champagne)
  • Nightingale (Daniel Champagne)
Here are some pics from the 2017 Merimbula Jazz Festival, held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend in June.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017



Tonight on 93.7 Edge FM tune in for our "Gold" theme.  Bega Valley's own Community Radio station.

Well, we've been back on air for the last few weeks, and it's been fun settling back into a new theme each week on 93.7 Edge FM.

On the weekend I went to see some amazing sculptures at Bermagui, and as part of the Bermagui Seaside Fair, I got to see Sarah Cowan and her band Sacred Cow perform.  It was fabulous listening to Sarah's beautiful voice and the wonderful sound of the band while I walked around visiting the stalls.

Here's a great photo of Sarah from the gig at Bermagui Seaside Fair. 


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Taking a break

I have decided to take a bit of "time out" from A Mixed Bag with Chris B on 93.7 Edge FM.  Feeling in need of a little R & R.
Thanks for listening to the show on a Tuesday night.  Not sure when it will be up and running again.
If you live in the Bega Valley, please make sure you still tune into the station.
Chris B

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Burn theme

Tonight on A Mixed Bag with Chris B, our theme was "Burn" because June is National Burns Awareness Month.  We listened to songs with the word "Burn" in the title, including:-

Burn for you - John Farnham
Burn for you - INXS
Burning down the house - Talking Heads
Burn down the mission - Elton John
Burning down the house - Talking Heads (as well as the version by Tom Jones and the Cardigans)
Baby I'm burning - Dolly Parton
Burning up - Madonna
We've started a fire - Vika and Linda
Fire - Pointer Sisters
Disco Inferno - The Trammps
Beds are burning - Midnight Oil

Julian Burton from the Julian Burton Burns Trust was kind enough to grant us the following interview.  Click on the link below to listen:-

Here is a link to the Julian Burton Burns Trust website, for information about basic First Aid for burns:

Tune into A Mixed Bag with Chris B on 93.7 Edge FM in the Bega Valley between 6:00 and 8:00 pm next Tuesday night for our "Sleep" theme.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Punk music theme on A Mixed Bag with Chris B on 93.7 Edge FM in the Bega Valley

Tonight on A Mixed Bag with Chris B on 93.7 Edge FM, we explored the theme of Punk music.  Included in our playlist were songs from The Saints, Radio Birdman, Iggy Pop and the Stooges,  Television, MC5, Black Flag, The Clash and of course, The Sex Pistols.  I will add a more detailed playlist in the next couple of days.

I went to Melbourne over the long weekend, and caught a fabulous Radio Birdman gig down there in the big city.

The two support bands "The Volcanics" and "Magic Bones" were absolutely fantastic.  So much energy!
The Volcanics opened the show and were relentless with their driving beat and tight sound.  Magic Bones showed their versatility by constantly swapping their instruments around, and it was great to see a female guitar player in amongst it all.  I, for one, would certainly love the chance to catch these bands live in action again sometime.

And then, the band we had all been waiting for, Radio Birdman, took to the stage.  Age shall not weary those rockers! 

I was very pleased to meet Denis Tek (legend).  He was extremely polite, and took the time to briefly chat with me, and also with my husband, who has been a Radio Birdman fan for a very long time.  Check out some of the photos below from the gig at Max Watts in Melbourne.

                                                  Meeting Deniz Tek

Below: Rob Younger and Deniz Tek
The Volcanics (sharing Magic Bones' drumkit)

Magic Bones