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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 747: Airplanes!

Episode 747? The perfect time to write about alt-rock and civil aviation!  Air rage. Musician pilots. Plane crashes. Terrorist bombings. And there’s a LOT to talk about.

Songs in this episode:

  1. Stone Roses, “She Bangs the Drums”
  2. REM, “Can’t Get There from Here”
  3. Cranberries, “Zombie”
  4. Jamiroquai, “Feels Just Like It Should”
  5. Offspring, “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)”
  6. U2, “Vertigo”
  7. Barenaked Ladies, “Falling for the First Time”
  8. Public Image Ltd, “Death Disco”
  9. Blink-182: “Up All Night”

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.

If you’re in the US and you want to stream the show, I wish I could help. A performing rights organization called SESAC has made threatening noises about suing non-American radio stations who dare stream into the US without paying crazy fees. Most Canadian broadcasters had no choice but to geo-block their streams. But hey, if you know of an American station that would like to take the show, contact me and we’ll make it a priority.

Oh, and good news: The show will start running on OneFM in Singapore in May. From there. we’re hoping to go deeper into Asia and the make a run at Australia and New Zealand.

Anyone else? Love to hear from you. Just email me at [email protected].

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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