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CHROME Plating On GeekEmanation Podcast!

September 12, 2014
4:45 pm

ChromeCHROME is a seminal SF darkwave/psych/industrial band that put its first LP out in 1975!  Ahead of its time is a huge understatement.  The most recent record Feel It Like A Scientist was just released last month, and it rivals the best they’ve ever done.  Your humble servant The Rock’N’Roll Nurse was graced with an interview opportunity with CHROME mainstay HELIOS CREED to boot.  Hear most of the new LP and the coherent parts of the interview on this GE episode.  Get out the acid goggles, fellow music geeks!

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SPRINGHOUSE Songs And Stories On GeekEmanation Podcast!

September 5, 2014
4:30 pm

SpringhouseIn the early 1990s, a record came out by NYC pop/psych band SPRINGHOUSE named Land Falls made its way into my hands.  Somehow that decade saw it disappear from my hands, but last year a SPRINGHOUSE record from 2007 called From Now To OK caught my attention and got me to do some audio archeology of the band’s previous releases.  The story of the rise/fall/rise again of this band got me to interview two of the original members to get the real story.  Hear the results and lots of SPRINGHOUSE music on this episode of GE.  Musical longevity matters, fellow music geeks!

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Instrumental Daydreams On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

August 29, 2014
5:33 pm

Bill NelsonContinuing the spacey mood from last week, some more instrumental music to daydream by  PHILIP GLASS, BILL NELSON, PENGUIN CAFE ORCHESTRA, YELLO MAGIC ORCHESTRA, VANGELIS, TOMITA, GRYPHON, ANTHONY PHILLIPS, TONY BANKS, LOVE TRACTOR, ROBERT QUINE/FRED MAHER will lull you into a day full of dreams.  Get that imagination pumping, fellow music geeks!

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Spaced-Out Instrumentalists on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

August 22, 2014
1:50 pm

H PlotnickAfter seeing BORIS live 2 days previously, the Rock’N’Roll Nurse found himself in a crazed and spacey state of mind.  He perused his LP collection and found non-vocal work by the likes of PINK FLOYD, SCENIC, WINDY AND CARL, FÜXA, GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR, ROBERT QUINE/FRED MAHER, and the incredible boy genius HENRY PLOTNICK that suited his altered consciousness.  Trip hard without pharmaceutical enhancement, fellow music geeks!

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Workout With Richard Simmons!

August 16, 2014
6:31 pm

Richard SimmonsBack in the 1980s, workout albums and videos hit a fever pitch, buoyed by the massive success of Jane Fonda’s Workout.  In the midst of the repackaging of rock and disco hits with barked workout instruction overlayed, Richard Simmons took a different tack.  He put out a legitimate pop/rock record with songs he wrote himself!  Reach is his magnum opus, and lucky listeners to this podcast get to hear the 1982 masterpiece in its raw and uncut glory.  Time to get in shape, fellow music geeks!

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Experimental Pop On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

August 8, 2014
5:18 pm

Be Bop DeluxeWelcome to Geek EmaNation at a brand new time!  This exciting debut show features 2 engaging “experimental pop” artists:  Zarko from PROGRESS BAND (who performs live in the studio!) and BILL NELSON (in his various recorded incarnations including BE BOP DELUXE).  Barriers being pushed in a big way this time around, fellow music geeks!

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Progressive Rock Parade on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

August 2, 2014
9:05 am

Gentle GiantSure prog-rock gets a bad rap in a post-punk era where simplicity and directness trump musical virtuosity, but it’s still fun to look back at a time when pretentiousness was not only tolerated but rewarded!  Here the prog heavies (YES, GENESIS, KING CRIMSON, STYX) along with some you might have missed (VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, GENTLE GIANT, PROCOL HARUM).  No teenage lobotomies this show, fellow music geeks!

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Wanna-Be Rock Classics on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

July 10, 2014
10:18 am

Spirit Of '76Classic Rock has become the cliche that launched a thousand cheesy radio stations, but some of the actual music still packs a punch. Today’s GE show will explore some great songs that could have been classic if they’d just gotten a break (and maybe some payola behind them). No shame in being close to classic, fellow music geeks!

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Marry Me From Vancouver, BC on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

July 2, 2014
1:04 pm

Marry MeHailing from Vancouver, BC, MARRY ME play a kind of updated classic rock that brings to mind HEART and AEROSMITH.  Not necessarily the usual fare on GE, but The Rock’N’Roll Nurse is old enough to remember when Classic Rock was being invented with a certain fondness.  Hear an interview with smatterings of music old and new.  Don’t be afraid to rock classically, fellow music geeks!

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DAMNED Poppy Punk on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

June 25, 2014
1:08 pm

DamnedThe mighty DAMNED recently played our fair town, untold years after they first started playing their brand of punky pop music, and it was quite an amazing thing to witness.  The experience inspired yours truly, The Rock’N’Roll Nurse, to play their epically undercheered power-pop masterpiece Strawberries in its entirety, and plenty of other great DAMNED songs as well.  Out DAMNED spot out I say, fellow music geeks!

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