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SPARKS Fly On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

July 24, 2015
1:43 pm

SparksBrothers Ron and Russell Mael have been amazing musical collaborators since 1968, when they started HALFNELSON together. In the ’70s that band became SPARKS and exists to this day. From their first LP produced by TODD RUNDGREN in 1971, they produced a plethora of irreverent and visionary records over the following 30+ years, with many songs co-written with each other. This episode of GE compiles some great tunes from 1971-2006 for your listening pleasure. Enjoy the dada-pop with fangs, fellow music geeks!

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The Last Days Of Winter Explored On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

July 9, 2015
8:14 pm

George UsherThe album The Last Day Of Winter is an extraordinary document of a particularly difficult experience.  Friends and collaborators GEORGE USHER and LISA BURNS created a strong set of subtly poetic songs created in a time of struggle and uncertainty.  Snippets from discussions with both authors are presented along with the entire album in this special episode of GE.  Art out of tragedy, fellow music geeks!

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BRIAN WILSON’s Fab Collabs on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

July 2, 2015
9:18 pm

Beach BoysIn the period 1965-66, The BEACH BOYS were in major transition, moving from an infectious touring pop band playing its innocuous pop hits to a serious contender in the pop artistry sweepstakes.  At the heart of this change was songwriter/producer wunderkind BRIAN WILSON and his chosen lyrical collaborators Tony Ashton and Van Dyke Parks.  The result was two intriguing and engaging albums, Pet Sounds and Smile.  While Pet Sounds stands as a beautifully creative response to The BEATLES’ Rubber Soul, Smile was destined to be abandoned and never officially released.  Hear both works in their entirety (the latter as re-recorded and finished by WILSON and PARKS in 2004) and selections with the hastily recorded Smiley Smile on this episode of GE.  The pain of genius unmasked, fellow music geeks!

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Eno’s German Collaborations on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

June 25, 2015
8:40 pm

Harmonia & EnoBRIAN ENO spent a good chunk of time in the latter half of the 1970s in Germany, collaborating with the likes of CLUSTER, HARMONIA and DAVID BOWIE.  Hear some of the highlights of those collaborations, many of which cemented ENO’s role as the unappointed King Of Ambience.  Space out righteously, fellow music geeks!

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So Bad It’s Good (with Miss Deena) on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

June 19, 2015
11:48 am

California '99The Rock’N’Roll Nurse gets a huge boost this week from special guest DJ MISS DEENA, as 2 vinyl lovin’ fanatics sport their most questionable finds from across the years.  Weird, obscure, headscratching, goofy, zany — you’ll hear the likes of YMA SUMAC, RICHARD SIMMONS, RODD KEITH, JIMMY HASKELL, SAMMY DAVIS JR., BARRY MANILOW and MIKE NESMITH on this very special episode.  Cognitive dissonance in spades, fellow music geeks!

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Eno’s Great Collaborations on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

June 12, 2015
11:34 am

Eno FrippBRIAN ENO is known for his great solo records stretching back to the 1970s, but has also been an amazing collaborator on many very influential records as well.  This episode of GE focuses on a few of those fertile collaborations, including the LP collaboration with ROBERT FRIPP from 1973 “No Pussyfooting”, which is presented in its entirety.  ENO +1 for you, fellow music geeks!

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JEAN SMITH’s Musical Agitation on Geek Emanation Podcast!

June 4, 2015
8:18 pm

2 Foot Flame 2JEAN SMITH is arguably Canada’s best-known musical feminist agitator, and in the 1990s had an explosive output of material playing with both 2 FOOT FLAME (featuring New Zealanders PETER JEFFERIES and MICHAEL MORLEY) and MECCA NORMAL (with guitarist/artist DAVID LESTER).  She tells her own story of participating in both bands, the latter of which lasts to the present day, for this in-depth episode of GE.  Rage grrrl style, fellow music geeks!

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Forty Years Ago (1975 Part 4) on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 28, 2015
9:11 pm

TubesYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs. Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 4 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names S-Z in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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40 Years Ago (1975 Part 3) On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 21, 2015
9:20 pm

PattiSmithHorsesYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs.  Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 3 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names M-S in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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Forty Years Ago (1975 Pt 2) on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

May 15, 2015
12:16 pm

McGearYour pal The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was a wee tyke of 12 in 1975, but was a voracious consumer of oddball pop/rock/whatever LPs.  Hear some of his more memorable polyvinyl chloride finds from back in the day on Part 2 of a 4-part tribute to the halfway point of the ’70s (featuring bands with names F-M in his meticulously alphabetized collection)!

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