Geeks & Beats Episode 17 Now Available (Show Notes, Too)

I think I have alligators in my backyard.  

Not only have we had a ton of rain (you may have heard about the weather in Southern Ontario), but I stupidly left the irrigation system on automatic.  As did all my neighbours.  Consequently, a good portion of my yard seems to be sinking. If I’m not around for next week’s podcast, it’s because (a) the alligators finally came for me; or (b) I’ve disappeared into a massive Florida-like sinkhole.

In either case, my will stipulates what should be done with all my music memorabilia–providing it can be recovered, of course.

Speaking of which, did you hear about a lock of Mick Jagger’s hair selling for $6,000?  That’s sort of weird, but not as weird as some of the other bits of rock star DNA that have been traded.

Michael and I also talk about Downloaded, the new documentary on Napster.  (Spoiler:  They get closed down.)

Then there’s Jay-Z’s big deal with Samsung and how he’s turned into aharvester of private data like the NSA.

Other topics dissected this week:

Finally, we could use a donation or two. Not that we’re begging or anything…

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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.

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