Her Royal Opinion

the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes

LOVE Playlist Feb 14th


Valentines Day = Self-LOVE, All-LOVE, Big-LOVE

Breakestra - Need a Little Love Charles Bradley & the Menahan Street Band - In You (I found Love) Eli 'Paper Boy" Reed and the True Lovers - Take my love with you Deer Hunter - My Love Blitzen Trapper - Love Leave Me Drowning Woodpigeon - Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower Dear Suzy* - Loveless Storm - Die Holle Orchestra ( Self-Released ) The Do - Song For Lovers Bowery Boy Blue - Eye For Love Wool On Wolves* - Love is Learned - Measures of Progress ( Self-Released ) Antony & The Johnsons - Crazy in Love Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart My Brightest Diamond - Tainted Love Cut Copy - Feel The Love Efterklang - Scandinavian Love Loveskills - We Say Love - Multiplicity ( No Shame ) Metronomy - Love Underlined Yeasayer - Love Me Girl El Perro Del Mar - L is for Love Kris Menace - Higher Love - Features ( Compuphonic ) FM Belfast - I Can Feel Love Lyrics Born - I Like it, I Love Amanda Blank - A Love Song Robyn - Love Kills Solange - Lovers in the parking lot - 1 ( Terrible ) Bibio - Lovers Craving James Yuill - This Sweet Love Diamond Watch Wists - Simple Love Notes Future Bible Heroes - I'm Alone and I love it

This past week on Feb 12th was marked by some as 'Let's Talk Day' to bring awareness to mental health. I'm not sure if its just a Bell thing or if its bigger than that, but I personally haven't seen any talk... so i have decided to step out of my shell and say something.

One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives, according to the Canadian Institute of Health Research. I can say with PRIDE I am one of them. I have cried, had anxiety attacks, hurt myself repeated, felt hopeless and have had moments where I was not sure I wanted to live anymore. I have also asked for HELP. I have had the courage to recognize that something was wrong and that I needed support.

In turn, I am GRATEFUL. For the amazing family and friends who supported me and did not judge me. Because even when I felt alone, I was not alone. For how well I now know myself. And because I recognize that not everything my mind tells me is the truth and that I have a body and spirit with equal wisdom.

There is so much shame and embarrasment when it comes to all things mental health/illness, and all that does is make everything worse. You are not alone. Your are worth it and your are worthy of love.

If you ever need to talk. I am here.

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging.” — Brené Brown

See full Ted Talk Here: Listening To Shame

Playlist Feb 7th

Cub Scouts - evie - Told You So ( Self-released ) Teenage Bad Girl - Fast Blood Delivery - French Attack! Vol. 4 Crystal Castles - 1991 - Self-Titled Miami Horror - Summersun - Illumination Diamond Rings* - I'm Just Me - Free Dimensional ( Secret City ) Memory Tapes - Sheila - Grace/Confusion ( Carpark ) Robert Delong - Just Movement - Just Movement ( Glassnote ) Broken Bells - Mongrel Heart - Broken Bells Renny Wilson* - Feel Like a Child - Sugarglider ( Mint ) Reverie Sound Revue - Walking Around Downtown - Reverie Sound Revue Flashbulb Fires - Dark Ghost (I've Got Arms) - Gasconader ( Self-Released ) Pikachunes - Tonight - Self-Titled Robyn - Dancing on my Own

Playlist Jan 24th

Sinkane - warm spell Body Language - Social Studies Kris Menace - Meant for you (feat Dominique Keegan) - Features ( Compuphonic ) Mock & Toof - Normans Eye's Kisses - Funny Kisses Sasha Grey - Chocolate & Chakras Interview Electric Guest - Holes - Mondo ( Downtown ) Sasha Grey - Chocolate & Chakras Interview Clark - Skyward Bruises/Descent Sasha Grey - Chocolate & Chakras Interview Mystery Skulls - Amazing Child Actor - Reasons - Victory ( Fake Four ) Doc Daneeka - Hold On Offshore - Fraser - Bake Haus ( Big Dada ) FM Belfast - Tropical

For more information and to register Chocolate & Chakras

I Cried This Evening

Watching 'David & Monica' this evening I cried. Its a documentary on American Netflix and it deserves 4 stars or 2 thumbs up... whatever. It won at least 8 awards at prestigious film festivals but most importantly won MY heart. It starts with wedding preparations of two amazing souls who happened to have down syndrom and ends with me appreciating the power of love a little more. Throughout the film, I continuously thought of me and my love. The affection, the parental interactions and the up and downs... such an amazing story.

Check it out and watch it when you have the time!


Playlist Jan 10th

Memory Tapes - Thru the Field - Grace/Confusion ( Carpark Records ) Tnght - Higher Ground - tnght EP Chairlift - I belong in your arms - Something Junior Electronics - Else Queen Elsie - Musostics Lone - New Colour - Galaxy Garden Interview - Joni Tabbiner  - Essential Oils Therapies Clark - Open - Iradelphic Interview - Joni Tabbiner  - Essential Oil Therapies LV & Untold - Beacon (Mount Kimmie Remix) - Hemlock Recordings Chapter 1 Actress - Uriel's Black Harp - RIP Jacob Korn - I need you (feat. The Drifter and Christopher Rau) - You and Me If you would being interested in  learning more about essential oil therapy and what Joni offers please visit www.joywithjony.com

Awesomeness & Gratitude

Playlist: January 3 2012

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. - Hal Borland

Hiawatha* - Old Black (Feat/ Ohbijou) - Language ( Last Gang ) Chromatics - Kill For Love - Yeaysayer - Fingers Never Bleed - The Presets - Ghosts - Pacifica ( Modular/Casablanca ) Hot Chip - Don't Deny Your Heart Etienne De Crecy - Scratched - Essentials ( Pixadelic ) Trust - Sulk - trst Shane Koyczan - Restaurant - Shane Koyczan and The Short Story Long Dan Deacon - USA: 1, is a monster - America ( Domino ) Lone - New Colour Hundred Waters - Visitor

This is video is a performance by Shan Koyczan performing the 'Beethoven'.

Look him up! He's got some powerful words to share.


"Mighty" Mike McGee

Today I am inspired to I am going to be the best damn ME, I can be! [youtube=http://youtu.be/hdEziEFxwpk]

Check Out http://www.mikemcgee.net if you liked what this dude had to offer. I had the pleasure of seeing him perform at Calgary Word Fest. Total awesomeness.


Playlist December 13th

Onuinu - Mirror Red*Tanlines - Not The Same Maximum Balloon Feat Theophilus London - Groove Me Junior Boys - Itchy Fingers Humans  - Mon Ton Ton "Mighty" Mike McGee - I'm Not... But If I Were Passion Pit - Little Secrets Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool Child Actor - This Is It * Dan Deacon - True Thrush The Octopus Project - Music Is Happieness Ratatat - Mandy Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dark Bubbles

*couple of my favorite from my year. Do you have any standouts?

National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women


My feminism asks me to live beyond labels and to reach for the highest star. It empowers me to step beyond any psychological constructs that have been whispered in my ear from society at large. I shed these limitations, to become the best human being I can possibly be. My physical strength, my emotional strength, my spiritual resilience, my love in action, are a becoming, all added as sustenance to the cauldron of humanity at large. We are one tribe, red blooded. I am no more or no less than any other. I Am. So be it. Blessed Be. ~ words of wildwomenlove

Playlist Dec 6th

Ane Brun - Oh Love Anna Atkinson - Careful, My Dear

Basia Bulat - The Shore

Hearts of Palm UK - Trust

Peggy Sue - Green Grow The Rushes

Imaginary Cities - Hummingbird

Antony & The Johnsons - Crazy In Love

Dec 5th Halfway Home Playlist

TV on the Radio - Halfway Home Handsome Furs - All We Want, Baby, Is Everything

She Wants Revenge - Written in Blood

Wild Beasts - The Powder Plot

Bat For Lashes - Lilies

Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy

The Pains Of Being Pure of Heart - Higher Than Tha Stars

Pacific Theatre - Dead Language

Tapes n' Tapes - Freak Out

Wolf Parade - Ghost Pressure

Novillero - Day Dreams & Distractions

Pete Doherty - Palace of Bones

Elliott Brood - Write It All Diwn

SitDown Tracy - Best Friend a Go-Go

Smile Smile - Days Go By

The Shins - It's Only Life

Andrew Bird - Orpheo

Dr. Dog - Hang On

San Cisco - Rocket Ship

Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams

Prince Rama - Blade of Austerity

Summer Camp - Done Forever

Stepdad - Pick & Choose

Playlist November 29

Flutes - Without Your Love

Dominic Pierce - Everywhere

Flume - Sleepless Feat. Jezzabell Doran

Lifeformed - Frozen Hot Sauce

Hiatus Kaiyote - Mobius Streak

Pictureplace - Cyclical Cyclical (Atlantis)

Onuinu - Always Akward

Faded Paper Figures - Holy Smoke

Rafter - Beauty Beauty

Keymomo - Mumbo Jumbo (1000v Happy Mix)

Errors - Relics

Playlist November 22nd

Tobyjug - Doc Daneeka & Abigail Wyles Adaline - Keep Me High

Efterklang - Hollow Mountain

JJ - Into the Light

Dirty Inputs - Solid Star

F/R/A/U/D - ?

Samiyan - Medallion

Wires Under Tension - Landscape Architecture

Bonobo - Eyesdown (Floating Points Remix) Feat Andreya

Conjure One- Manic Star (feat Marie-Claire D'Ublado)

When Saints Go Machine - Chestnuts

Child Actor - Reasons

Active Child - When Your Love is Safe


We are Alive.We are in Love. We have Hope just because.

Playlist November 15th

Florence & the Machine - No Light No Light (Spector remix)

Bat For Lashes - All Your Gold

Maia Vidal - God is My Bike

Azeda Booth - Be It

Denga Denga - Blue eyed Again

Andrew Bird - Spirograph

Kate Miller-Heidke - Ride This Feeling

Datarock - Passive Aggressive

The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt - [Ride Friendship]

Anomie Belle - Bodies Offering (Other Lovers Mix)

Purity Ring - Grandloves (feat. Young Magic)

Modeselektor & Miss Platum - Berlin

Dirty Inputs - Mechanical Moans

Playlist November 8th

  • Kid Koala - 1 Bit Blues
  • Beats Antique - The Allure
  • Okay - My
  • The XX - Angels
  • Yeasayer - Sunrise
  • Hundred Waters - Caverns
  • Pela - Waiting on the Stairs
  • Tame Impala - Music To Walk Home By
  • Savoir Adore - Loveliest Creature
  • Rah Rah - Prairie
  • Dreamscape - #8

Calgary Latin Wave

Calgary Latin Wave

Today, I had the joy of chatting with my dear friend Paola Galindo about this weekend's Calgary Latin Wave   at the Epcor Engineered Air Theatre. Starting tomorrow afternoon catch the best in Latin American contemporary film. Personally I am super stoked for the film featuring the music and life of Violeta Parra, an artist that I play on Her Royal Opinion.

Go! Go! Go!


Playlist November 1st

A playful mix of new fresh tracks that arrived to the station!

  • Soho Ghett0 - Heart, Beat, Skip
  • The Zolas - In Heaven
  • Boreal Sons - Shake
  • Blackbird Blackbird - All
  • Violetta Parra - Gracias a la Vida
  • Aidan Knight - A Mirror
  • Bogon Via - Wait Up
  • Ellie Goulding - Anything Could Happen
  • The Presets - Promises