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Start the Music 039 – The History of Cover Songs

New episode! New format! New segment!

How did cover songs come to be what they are today? Were they always tributes to the original artists? From a thesis paper that sparked the research, this episode, we change up the format and I discuss the evolution of the cover song from the 1940s to now and play some punk covers.

Discussion: What’s your favourite cover song?

Show Notes

Covers Uncovered: A History of the “Cover
Version,” from Bing Crosby to the Flaming Lips (thesis) https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3630&context=etd

New Album: Songs that Saved My Life

SPIN Interview: The Flaming Lips   Flaming Lips & Pink Floyd Cover Album

Popular Musicology Online – Issue 2 – ‘Cover Songs’

Mike Ness of Social Distortion on Punk/Country covers 

STM Episode 21 – Sam Sutherland

Whosampled.com (exploring the DNA of music)

SecondHandSongs.com



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Start the Music 038 – Tabbert Fiiller (director)


On this episode, an interview with Tabbert Fiiller, director of the documentary The Public Image is Rotten. We talk about his time interviewing John Lydon (Sex Pistols, PiL), how the documentary came to be, and the quip in the film about a Toyota vs a Rolls Royce. 


Show Notes

Film is playing in Cinemas across North America
The Public Image is Rotten (official website)

Safe Gigs for Women tweet


Percentages – Sauna Youth
Bandcamp
Hey – I Against I
New Album Pre-Order
Twitter
Not Nice – Lonely Parade
Buzzrecords
Website
Rise – PiL
The Public Image is Rotten ‘Songs from the Heart’

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 38 

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Start the Music 037 – Jeff Leisawitz (songwriting/author)




On this episode I talk to songwriting instructor, author and man of many hats Jeff Leisawitz. We talk about his job teaching songwriting at Pacific Lutheran University and his book available on Amazon (and other fine places) Not F*ing Around— The No Bullsh*t Guide For Getting Your Creative Dreams Off the Ground.

Show Notes

Jeff’s book! Buy it!
Jeffleisawitz.com
Pacific Lutheran University
Marilyn Manson Keynote Address at MusicFest 1997
Pink Lemonade Records – twitter



TRACK LISTING:

Recoil – Choke 
Facebook

High School Sucks – Bronnie
Website

What I Want – Bad Waitress
Facebook | Twitter | Bandcamp


Trash Talk – Brother Octopus
Bandcamp | STM Episode 2


New Window: Start the Music! Episode 37 

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Start the Music 020 – Pansy Division



 

Jon Ginoli, founding member (guitarist, singer-songwriter) of the openly gay rock band Pansy Division is on the podcast. We talk about touring with Green Day in 1994, MuchMusic and staying together for 26 years. Also music!

The previous edition of this episode was missing parts of the podcast and has been fixed!

Mentioned on the podcast: 
Big Winter Classic in Calgary, AB
Regrettes – Hey Now music video


Pansy Division Links:
Official Website
Bandcamp | Spotify
Life in a Gay Rock Band documentary


TRACK LISTING:

1. Fault Line – Audio/Rocketry

Bandcamp | Facebook

2. Juice Box Baby – The Regrettes

Website | Spotify

3. Deep Water – Pansy Division

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 20 

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Start the Music 019 – Music Break II (More Music Breakening)



No interviews this week, just music! We’ll be returning next episode (episode 20!) with an interview with Jon Ginoli from the band Pansy Division.

Eight songs from eight different bands. When life happens, throw music at it. Songs this week include: Cake, the Garden, SWMRS and more!

What do you want to hear on music breaks? Drop me a line here, twitter or facebook.


TRACK LISTING:

1. I Feel Fine – Riddlin’ Kids

2. Egg – The Garden

3. Drive North – SWMRS

4. Take Back the Power – The Interrupters

5. Pete Wentz is the Only Reason We’re Famous – Cobra Starship

6. Rock n’ Roll Lifestyle – Cake

7. More Than Rust – Night People

8. Reality TV – Mal Blum

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 19 

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Start the Music 018 – John Roecker (Director – Heart Like a Hand Grenade)



 

Director John Roecker joins me on the podcast this week to talk about Heart like a Hand Grenade, the film that documented the nine months he spent with Green Day while they made American Idiot as well as the black comedy musical Live Freaky! Die Freaky! and the concert DVD he directed and starred in for the the band The Network.

Show Notes:

Heart Like a Hand Grenade
Disease is Punishment – The Network Concert DVD
Live Freaky! Die Freaky! (film)
Album: American Idiot (Spotify)


 TRACK LISTING

1. ブルマ (Bulma) – Farewell in Vegas


Youtube | Bandcamp

2. nightclubbin’ – Helta Skelta


Deranged Records | Bandcamp

3. Roshambo – The Network

Spotify

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 18 

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Start the Music 017 – The Sold! and Bones



 

This episode I speak with all four members of The Sold! and Bones about their coming together as a band, their debut album “Full Circle Suicide” and the making of their music video for “I’m Right! You’re Wrong!!”. Plus the usual question roundtable and I rant about the importance of opening acts.

Show Notes:

The Sold! and Bones links: BandCamp | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify


 TRACK LISTING

1. Wednesday Night Melody – Bleached


Website | Spotify

2. Dark Black Makeup – Radkey


Website | Spotify

3. Bored in L.A. – The Sold! and Bones

Bonus Track: Fucked Up Baby – The Skulls (1977 CAN)

Youtube | Wikipedia

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 17 

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Start the Music! 016 – Taco Hell



This episode I have an interview with Taco Hell drummer Max Qayyum where we talk DIY, the importance of playing your own city first, and promoting a band in this internet age. There’s also music from Hunter Dumped Us Here and Youth In Revolt. Send me your recommendations!

 

Show Notes:

LIFE IN THE STOCKS Podcast: Episode 30 Interview with Frank Turner (but listen to them all)
Taco Hell links: BandCamp | Circle Records | Facebook | Twitter


 TRACK LISTING

1. Blue Treasure – Hunter Dumped Us Here


Twitter | BandCamp

2. The Broken – Youth in Revolt


Links to Buy their Music | Twitter

3. Girl Up (live) – Taco Hell

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 16 

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Start the Music! 015 – Shadow of Everest



 

This episode meets all Can-Con requirements as Kat is joined by all four members of Shadow of Everest, the band that this very podcast played a track from on its very first episode. We talk about being a band in Atlantic Canada, Tool, existing outside genres and their new EP “Idle Hands”. As well the track listing is full of bands from the Maritimes, who says they don’t put out great music?

 

Show Notes:

Book: A Distorted Revolution: How Eric’s Trip Changed Music, Moncton, and Me (amazon)
Shadow of Everest links: Website | Facebook | TwitterBandCamp


 TRACK LISTING

1. Feel the Same Way Too – The Rankin Family (Nova Scotia)


iTunes

2. Behind the Garage – Eric’s Trip (New Brunswick)


Bandcamp / iTunes

3. Peter’s Dream – Lennie Gallant (Prince Edward Island)

 iTunes

4. Idle Hands – Shadow of Everest (Nova Scotia)

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 15 

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Start the Music 014 – Music Break I



The first episode of Start the Music without a guest, but have no fear because that half hour of talking has been replaced with twenty-six shiny minutes of music from across the genres. Take it on a commute, listen on a lunch break, there’s something for everyone. For less than the cost of a latte in Canada you can own all these tracks.

Days before the episode dropped I got to see Trapper Schoepp live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC! An acoustic set with so much power! His song Bumper Cars is song number four, check it and the others out!



TRACK LISTING:

1. Fear – Americas Pastime

2. Back on Track – Counter Theory

3. I’m Right! You’re Wrong!! – The Sold! and the Bones (video)

4. Bumper Cars – Trapper Schoepp

5. Saturday Night – Johnny & the Razorblades

6. Time Heals – Arbors Lane

7. Russian Beers – Woodchuck

8. Warriors – Static Alice

9. There Goes my Baby – The Millwinders

 

 

New Window: Start the Music! Episode 14 

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