Vanessa Azzoli

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COVID-19 vs IROC-85

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 30:04 — 28.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn Morehttp://www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/S07E345-COVID-19-vs-IROC-85.mp3 It’s 1985, you just bought this bitchin’ IROC-Z. What’s the first song you play as you drive off? We put that to the listeners and came up with #possiblyfakefacts about each entry then turned the tables on Alan Cross to see if he could tell if we faked it. Plus:...

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My Corona

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:13 — 35.3MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn Morehttp://www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/S07E341-My-Corona.mp3 Legendary Tragically Hip manager Jake Gold tells us why COVID-19 will make SARS look like the sniffles for the music industry. And actual doctors are recommending we switch from shaking hands to the “Live Long and Prosper” sign. Remember when you had concert tickets for shows in...

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The Return of High Fidelity

The rise of the iPod marked the decline of the dominance of the Home Stereo. But as streaming audio dominates, HD audio is making a comeback - and Apple should be worried. Mark Cohen of Audeze joins us to talk about the return of High Fidelity. Plus: Ground Zero for the Coronavirus is also the home of China's punk scene, and why we've been KICKED OFF SPOTIFY

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The Original “Down Under” by Men At Work

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:10 — 38.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn Morehttp://www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/S06E64-Men-At-Work.mp3 We close 2019 with our good friend and music producer Brent Bodrug to talk all about Men At Work’s song, “Down Under” – and not the version that was the hit song of the 1980s. Released in 1981 by Australian band, Men At Work, the song reached Platinum certification in...

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2019: The Year in Streaming, Search, and Sex

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:18 — 44.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn Morehttp://www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/S06E63-The-Year-in-Streaming-Search-and-Sex.mp3 It was a weird year. And not just that a Canadian tops the streaming charts, the Raptors were the most searched term, or that the world’s biggest porn site reports Grandma watches for longer than her grandkids. 2019 in Music Let’s look back at music of 2019...

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Cause Songs are a Lost Cause

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:19 — 47.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn Morehttp://www.geeksandbeats.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/S06E53-Cause-Songs-a-Lost-Cause.mp3 The inspiration for this week’s episode was the release of Robbie Robertson & friends’ cover of “The Weight” for “Playing for Change”. But as long time music industry exec Eric Alper tells us, the interest in rock icons rallying around a...

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The Day The Music Burned

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:30 — 98.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn MoreThe New York Times recently exposed what could be possibly the most devastating cover-up of the music industry in recent history. In 2008, there was a massive fire at Universal Music… and no one knew about it until now. Thousands upon thousands of original masters were obliterated leaving many well-known artists at a loss with their original masters missing...

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Dadbod Garage Band

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:56 — 48.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn MoreMost who played in a garage band dodged the Wedding Singer bullet. But they’re the inspiration for your favourite music, and some of the biggest albums were recorded in garages. We’ll play you the original version of Springsteen’s recording of Born in the USA. It’ll blow your mind. Shaun Jette, G&B’s live truck director and frontman for...

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Muse VR

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:32 — 35.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn MoreMicrosoft’s Amy Sorokas on the pre-concert VR experience by Muse, Michael’s VR space simulation addiction, and Jerry Seinfeld’s night at a party leads to a book. We read it. We’ve recently talked on the big show about artists like American DJ, Marshmello, hosting a live concert in the video game, Fortnite. We’ve also talked over the years...

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Oscars Uncovered

: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 41:48 — 20.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Email | RSS | Learn MoreThe best compliment you could pay 2019 Oscar winner Jos Stam is that you didn’t see his work. And you’ve seen a movie in the last 5 years, you’ve watched his films. The artist turned computer geek went from Holland to Hollywood and turned computer generated film into an art form. We’ll find out why the Carrie Fisher CG deep fake was so deeply fake...