The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 870: Lost Canadian bands part 3

There are a lot of things wrong with Facebook–don’t get me started–but there’s no denying that it can be addictive.

Who doesn’t like finding out where people from your life have ended up? High school people, those from university, folks from the home town and places you’ve worked. And with more than two billion active monthly users, there’s an excellent change that everyone you’ve ever known has a Facebook account.

This this where-are-they-now thing doesn’t have to be restricted to people you know. You can lurk on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and any number of other social networks to track down the current whereabouts of just about anyone. And that includes musicians and bands that seem to have dropped off the radar.

For example, whatever happening to some Canadian alt-rock artists from the 80s and 90s that seem to have since disappeared? What are they doing now?

Well, I’ve done some lurking. Here’s what I found out.

Songs hear on this program:

  • Odds, Heterosexual Man
  • Holly McNarland, Numb
  • Northern Pikes, Teenland
  • Wide Mouth Mason, My Old Self
  • Sons of Freedom, Mona Lisa
  • Jakalope, Feel It
  • Skinny Puppy, Dig It
  • Slowburn, Whatever

To listen to the above, check out the playlist created by Eric Wilhite.

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

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Halifax, 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.

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Questions about any past shows? Ideas for future programs? Just shoot an email to alan@alancross.ca

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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