Tuesday, 24 August 2021

 extra! extra!


tomorrow (wednesday, august 25) at 1:00 pm, the organ grinder will be preempted for a special presentation on cjsr fm 88.5 and cjsr.com.

definitely not the organ: a grinder's nightmare chronicles the deepest fears of your humble host as they become a reality right before a live studio audience.

only special guest gary portnoy, co-author and singer of where everybody knows your name (cheers theme song), can save the day.

and yes, your pal joe hartfeil did actually interview gary portnoy.


Monday, 16 August 2021

the organ is an instrument: a thousand sounds within it;
none hold a candle to it, not the harpsichord nor spinet.

give a listen to this very special cjsr program with an even more special guest co-host.

Sunday, 21 March 2021

the rod argent organ grinder special (which aired earlier this month on cjsr fm 88.5) with the spectacular keyboardist of zombies and argent fame and acclaim is now available for your listening pleasure and overall edification.

Friday, 25 December 2020

your host joe hartfeil pulls out all the stops every year to make his christmas specials extra special. this one, with an original piece of audio theatre at its heart, is a particularly nice one to pump the bellows of joy into your vital organs. featuring the voiceover talents of one bob salad. wintry warmth to you and yours. also: mister rogers plays organ! the band! sarah davachi! doug organ out the Christmas kazoo (aka the organ, which is in no way a kazoo)!

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

your humble host went to the trouble of creating an original piece of christmas radio theatre for a cjsr 88.5 holiday special and making this rather quaint promo video. the least you can do is listen from 1:00 - 2:00 pm on wednesday, december 23. the program will also get some spins alongside other high quality seasonal programming during the station's holiday loop. thanks to bob salad (bradley j. sime) for the voiceover talent and doug organ for composing theme from the organ grinder.

Thursday, 17 December 2020

there's not much (if any) proper chanukah music on this show, but then again there's not much proper chanukah music in the first place besides novelty numbers and one or two liturgical gems. music with a high organic content programmed to accompany the festival of lights and its attendant traditions.

Sunday, 1 November 2020

my latest and battiest show for cjsr, whose fundrive is happening right now. included in this program are two newly commissioned pieces of music by doug organ, acting as opening and closing themes.