Ah, the career-limiting move. Coming to work drunk or high. The use of the “reply all” button at an inappropriate time. Getting as mad as hell and swearing not to take it anymore when you were just having a bad day. A leap to a new job only to discover that it’s much worse than the old one.
Everyone has regrets. Coke would like a re-do on New Coke. Ford’s Edsel. Mars refusing to allow M&Ms in ET, handing the gig to Reese’s Pieces. The Invasion of Iraq.
Then there are the dumb moves that have been made by music types. Decca turning down the Beatles. Everyone but Sub Pop turning down Nirvana. Anything Sinead O’Connor has done since 1992.
This week’s show will highlight ten terrible career moves, some transitory, some damaging and some fatal. Consider these cautionary tales.
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11 with archives show Tuesday and Wednesday at midnight.
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, 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.
As for posting playlists from the program, is everyone okay if we start using Spotify when Rdio goes away? Suggestions welcome.
Anyone else? Love to hear from you. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.