Posts Tagged ‘Young Canadians’

Stranded podcast #185

January 31, 2014

* Featuring singer-songwriter Zeb Pigott-Duggan LIVE in studio *

Believe it or not, The Boss himself,Bruce Springsteen, has recently recorded a cover of the 1986 classic by The Saints ‘Just Like Fire Would’!  It’s on his new album High Hopes.  I’m not sure what Bruce’s association with Chris Bailey is but it must be an intriguing series of events that led to this huge star paying homage to an Australian punk legend. Internet sources note Bailey may pocket $500,000 in royalties!

Zeb Pigott Duggan is our special studio guest this week.  He is playing a show at the Railway Club next Friday night along with David Roy Parsons and myself!  Zeb, who grew up playing traditional Irish music with his father,  time spent many years performing vocals and violin with Vancouver band The Next Hundred Years.   He speaks today of growing up in Vancouver in the 1980s, and performs three very emotionally-resonate tunes solo acoustic.  MG

Featured video:  Chris Bailey – ‘Just Like Fire Would’ (live) [2009]

Stranded podcast #163

August 4, 2013

* Featuring an interview with Jaimie Vernon, author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Pop Music *

In 2012, Toronto-based musician and author Jaimie Vernon completed a remarkable self-directed task – the publishing of his book The Canadian Pop Music Encyclopedia.  The Encyclopedia, which took many years to compile,  contains over 2300 solo artist and band biographies and discographies spanning the period 1949 to present.  Jaimie phones through today to speak about how his desire to provide recognition for deserving independent artists, led him to dedicate himself to such a mammoth and worthwhile task.  And tune in to hear Jaimie’s expertly picked Cancon requests…A special thanks to Peter Foldy for introducing Jaimie to the show!

Children Collide – ‘Social Currency’ [AU]
Children Collide – ‘Farewell Rocketship’ [AU]
The Grates – ’19 20 20′ [AU]
The Grates – ‘Science Is Golden’ [AU]
Poisoned – ‘Final Cliche’ [CA]
Interview with Jaimie Vernon Pt 1
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings  – ‘Life Is Golden’ [CA]
Interview with Jaimie Vernon Pt 2
Painter – ‘West Coast Woman’ [CA]
Interview with Jaimie Vernon Pt 3
Peter Foldy – ‘Carly’ [CA]
Interview with Jaimie Vernon Pt 4
The Payola$ – ‘China Boys’ [CA]
Young Canadians – ‘This Is Your Life’ [CA]
The Odds – ‘Wendy Under The Stars’ [CA]

Featured video: Children Collide – ‘Farewell Rocketship’ [2009]