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Instrumental Daydreams on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

March 20, 2015
4:23 pm

GryphonAlmost no lyrics at all on this episode of GE, save for “Jet Lag/It’s a drag” and the first part of PINK FLOYD’s “Echoes”.  Otherwise, no words to trap your imagination from going where it will go, with songs by GRYPHON, FOCUS, BO HANSON, NELSON RIDDLE, DAVID BYRNE, GATO BABIERI, JOHN FAHEY, and many more.  Time for a dry daydream, fellow music geeks!

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The Pop Group Redux on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

March 5, 2015
10:14 am

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of the infamous post-punk warriors THE POP GROUP gave a great discussion with The Rock’N’Roll Nurse late 2014, and randomly sequenced snippets will be featured for your listening “pleasure”!  Hear the band KIM GORDON of SONIC YOUTH and MIKE WATT of The MINUTEMEN have proclaimed as one of their all time faves.  Hail to maximum cognitive dissonance, fellow music geeks!

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New Acquisitions on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 27, 2015
5:27 pm

La Planete Sauvage2014 was a great year for new vinyl releases and re-releases, and The Rock’N’Roll Nurse’s personal LP collection got much fatter as a result.  Hear new music from EDWARD ROGERS and SHELLAC, and re-releases by DEVO, CRIME, PETER JEFFERIES and the LA PLANETE SAUVAGE soundtrack, along with classics by BESSIE SMITH, FRED FRITH and plenty of others.  Vinyl is clearly here to stay, fellow music geeks!

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MELVIN VAN PEEBLES “Sings” On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 20, 2015
4:28 pm

M Van PeeblesAs MELVIN VAN PEEBLES put it himself, “What The F#%$@ You Mean I Can’t Sing?”  Most people know about Mr. VAN PEEBLES’ amazing innovative DIY film from the early ’70s Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song, but few know that he put out a plethora of intriguing and revolutionary records around the same time, sometimes under the moniker BR’ER SOUL.  Hear all the righteous anger and inspired proto-rap from this undersold genius here.  Take it to The Man, fellow music geeks!

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JOHN CALE Hailed on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 13, 2015
3:40 pm

Paris 1919JOHN CALE (not to be confused with JJ CALE or JOHN CAGE) was one of the founding members of The VELVET UNDERGROUND, and kept himself plenty busy in the decade following his split from that band in 1968.  In addition to producing some of the most important and influential rock recordings of the late 1970s (like PATTI SMITH’s Horses and The STOOGES first LP) he had quite an amazing and productive solo career.  This episode of GE plucks many of the highlights of Mr. CALE’s LPs from that era for your listening pleasure.  Hail the Godfather Of Punk, fellow music geeks!

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MARK STEWART From THE POP GROUP On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 6, 2015
1:45 pm

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of THE POP GROUP gives an amazing introduction to the upcoming TPG show in San Francisco at The Great American Music Hall on March 11th with a freewheeling discussion about music/politics/philosophy/history.  Your mind will be suitably blown with 2-hours of words and music designed to create maximum cognitive dissonance.  Danceable revolution time, fellow music geeks!

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MARK STEWART On Geek EmaNation Show Friday 8-10AM PST!

February 5, 2015
4:53 pm

Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager of the Pop GroupMARK STEWART of THE POP GROUP gives an amazing introduction to the upcoming TPG show in San Francisco on March 11th with a freewheeling discussion about music/politics/philosophy/history on the Geek EmaNation show Friday 2-6-15 8-10AM.  Your mind will be blown with words and music designed to create maximum cognitive dissonance.  Danceable revolution time, fellow music geeks!

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KIM FOWLEY R.I.P. On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

February 3, 2015
4:59 pm

Kim FowleyKIM FOWLEY was a thorn in the side of the beast called pop music for over 50 years.  He was arguably the trashy flip side of PHIL SPECTOR, recording crazy wild novelty singles just for the fun of it in the 1960s and then putting together acts like The RUNAWAYS and VENUS AND THE RAZORBLADES in the 1970s.  In later years he was more like an underground svengali, showing up in various towns and recording outrageous records with local musicians, and then disappearing just as quickly.  Irreverent, difficult, visionary — he definitely left his mark.  The Animal Man beckons, fellow music geeks!

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HEINO On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

4:33 pm

HeinoFor those not familiar with the dubious pleasures of the German pop music genre known as “Schlager”, you will get a 2-hour crash course lesson with this episode of GE.  The King Of Schlager known as HEINO gets free reign to spew 50-some years of folky/dancy/schlocky pop bliss.  If you’re like JELLO BIAFRA and have a strong ear and stomach for some outre sounds, you’re in luck.  Schlocky shocky stuff for y’all, fellow music geeks!

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Shameless Self-Promotion On Geek Emanation Podcast

January 16, 2015
4:03 pm

rakehellToday’s episode features some talented local acts that are playing soon in San Francisco and environs, including The Rock’N’Roll Nurse’s extreme solo act RAKEHELL.  Breaking all rules of good taste and refusing to recuse himself due to conflict of interest, your not-so-humble host toots his own horn and plays 4 RAKEHELL tracks to waste your precious time.  Also included are locals NIGHT HERONS, BITTERWIND, MAUS HAUS, and The Y AXES (playing 3 songs live, no less!).  SF music nerds/geeks unite — our moment of victory is nigh!

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