Episode 5 of the Geeks and Beats Podcast Now Available

Geeks&Beats is the weekly podcast I do with Michael Hainsworth (BNN/CTV) where we talk about music and music-related tech stuff.  You can subscribe through iTunes or stream it here.

Here are this week’s show notes:

The awkward issue of this week’s #1 single in the UK http://alancross.squarespace.com/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/4/13/the-awkward-issue-of-this-weeks-1-british-single.html

Justin Bieber at Anne Frank’s House: It’s All About Him, Of Course bit.ly/111RmBl

Surprised? @justinbieber Has the Fakest Twitter Followers ow.ly/k1y8a

Psy Video ‘Gentleman’ Released on YouTube: Is It a Hit? ow.ly/k2Y9D

Ask Alan Anything – http://www.geeksandbeats.com/aaa/

What can you tell me about the band The Engineers?


The power of FREE Mad Men product placement: Koss headphones’ eureka after hit show uses brand in season premiere ow.ly/k0Zuh

Celeb real estate:

Bon Jovi:  http://alancross.squarespace.com/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/4/12/k-pop-and-j-pop-saving-physical-music-sales.html

Stevie Nicks:  http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/4/14/former-stevie-nicks-house-up-for-sale.html

G&B Update – http://www.geeksandbeats.com/update/

3.8% of G&B listeners tune in through their televisions?!? fb.me/GCLLG2Bu

Our ratings service shows that while we’re popular in Canada, we have fans in China, too. Wait, what? fb.me/2o4cHSg7b

Please help keep the show going! Your ratings and reviews on iTunes make a BIG difference. fb.me/JfYnnrYD

@GrabASandwich downcast works but we’ve put the enhanced feature on hold until we get a better handle on Apple’s incompatibility.

Geeky baristas http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/4/14/kurt-cobain-immortalized-incoffee-foam.html


Woman wakes up from a 5-year coma; first wish is to go to a Bob Seger concert  http://www.alancross.ca/a-journal-of-musical-things/2013/4/13/womans-first-words-after-emerging-from-five-year-coma-i-want.html

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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