Geeks & Beats Episode 19 Now Available (Show Notes, Too)

I’m at my parents’ place in rural Manitoba this week where nothing much happens.  It’s driving me crazy. All we’ve done over the last couple of days is watch Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy (even though it’s the excreable “kids week”) and Family Feud.  Last night we went over to my aunt and uncle’s place where we all watched a TLC reality show about a midget couple struggling to raise kids in a full-sized world.  Then we discussed it.

Help.

This is the last G&B show for our inaugural season.  We’ll be back in September with more shows and a brand new website (or so Michael says) as the result of a major FUBAR database corruption incident this past weekend. Until we sort things out, best get the podcast through iTunes.

Totally unnecessary music gadget inventions

I might want to buy this old John Lennon microphone.  

Ask Alan Anything deals with a question from Ed from Vancouver regarding the “Loudness Wars.”

Best music video of the week!  Let’s play it!

We really don’t like unfamiliar music as much as we say.   

Winner of the Wicked Audio Solus headphones contest.

Sarah points out Alanis has been bitchslapped already about her “Ironic” song.

Alan reads the best-ever music-related letter written to an advice column.   

Pearl Jam latest band to launch an app 

Be careful what you name your band 

Wanna buy the MP3.com domain

Jay Z’s fired hyphen needs a new gig

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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