Geeks&Beats Episode 57: Show Notes, Live from Singapore

My dog is very, very angry at me.  I’ve been travelling almost every week since the beginning of April so any sign of suitcases in the hallway drives her batshit.  Reports from back home say that she’s most upset with my presence here in Singapore for the Music Matters conference. Hang on, sweetie.  I’ll be home Sunday.

Excuse my appearances on this episode of Geek&Beats.  I arrived at the hotel after a 24 hour flight, grabbed four hours of over-the-counter-sleep-aid-induced sleep and then struggled to answer Michael’s Skype call at 8am Monday Singapore time, which was 8pm Sunday his time.

Just wait until next Sunday when I go into the podcast 90 minutes after flying 24 hours the other way.

Maybe the dog has a point.  I need to stay home.

Then again, the King of Malaysia is staying at this hotel on an official visit to Singapore. That meant that the room I reserved was unavailable as most everything was taken up by his entourage. So they upgraded me to a suite.  Damn.

Sitting room

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Here are your show notes:

The Top 10 Signs You’re at a Dad Rock Concert.  If you recognize yourself doing any of these things, you’re old. 

How do you stop your bandmates from sleeping with each other?  Want the band to last? Read this advice.

The ugly truth about outlet stores might break your heart.  What this has to do with “geeks” and “beats,” I have no idea.  Ask Michael

News from the world of (weird) music swag.

Co-producer Garth Newton @Conkeestedoray marrying @alyssa_vc May 24th.  Yay!  And to start their lives together, they’re both official co-producers of the show.

G&B Listener Ron Robichaud points out we were bamboozled.  Yeah, we know.  But it was such a good rumour!

The Watchmen -The Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON – September 19th, 2014. Tickets/info here. (We like them.  Sammy, the drummer, is a fan of the show.  Go see them.) 

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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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