Geeks and Beats Podcast Episode 4 Now Available (Show Notes, Too)

In case you haven’t heard, I have a new podcast that I co-host with Michael Hainsworth (BNN/CTV) where we geek out over various things, including a lot of musical topics.  

I was in Thailand during this taping and I had Skype fired up through WiFi on the laptop sitting on my balcony overlooking the Adaman Sea, so if you listen closely, you can hear the wildlife in the background.  

On Episode 4, we give two thumbs up for the film reviewer who never took the time to write about soundtracks. We’ll tell you why the film “The Breakfast Club” could never be made today – and why Simple Minds had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the recording studio for the top track. Facebook Home.If you lived here, we’d be spying on you already.Plus why the next big thing from Zuckerberg isn’t being well received.

We speak of guitar solos and how they seem to go in and out of fashion (that’s this week’s “Ask Alan” segment).

New pictures emerge almost 2-decades after the death of Kurt Cobain. And Alan gives me yet another reason to never leave the house.

And finally, two words: fish heads.  Actual fish heads.  In a tasty curry broth.

Stream the podcast here or download (and subscribe!) through iTunes.  You’ll be glad to you did. And please let us know what you think.  We’re on a mission with this thing.

Show Notes for Episode 4:

Roger Ebert:  “Readers have lectured me that I rarely discuss the music on a movie’s sound track.” http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/03/what_do_you_think_of.html

Why ‘The Breakfast Club’ could never happen today [PIC] http://fb.me/213opcqVu

Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy http://fb.me/DqveUPvp

MG Siegler ‏@parislemon 4 Apr tweets With Chat Heads, I keep thinking about that old “Fish Heads” song. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?  (And we call Dr. Demonto at home. Will he answer?

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

Readers have lectured me that I rarely discuss the music on a movie’s sound track. #ebert http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2011/03/what_do_you_think_of.html

Why ‘The Breakfast Club’ Could Never Happen Today [PIC] http://fb.me/213opcqVu

Why Facebook Home bothers me: It destroys any notion of privacy http://fb.me/DqveUPvp

MG Siegler ‏@parislemon 4 Apr tweets With Chat Heads, I keep thinking about that old “Fish Heads” song. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?

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

What’s with the in-and-out-of-favour nature of guitar solos?

Online music licensing revenues pass radio for first time http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/04/online-music-licensing-revenue-pass-radio

New pictures emerge of Kurt Cobain suicide scene, 19 years later…. http://fb.me/2j4L6F3xf

Canada to get shut out of Apple’s new streaming music service?… http://fb.me/2ghcatJ7e

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

Sonus Play 3 giveaway http://www.sonos.com/shop/products/play3

Many thanks to @torontomike for the love on his super popular website! He’s got a podcast, too. Check it out http://ow.ly/jIXD8

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ 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.

One thought on “Geeks and Beats Podcast Episode 4 Now Available (Show Notes, Too)

  • April 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm
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    Just noticed on Rdio that Molly Ringwald … has an album out???

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