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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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REZILLO-Mania on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

June 18, 2014
1:33 pm

RezillosIf you haven’t yet heard the wonderfullness that is Scottish Space-Punk band The REZILLOS, you are in for a major treat this episode of GE!  I’ll be playing both Sire LPs released in the 1970s by the band, featuring some of the wildest yet tastiest bass playing committed to vinyl.  Pogo ’til your eyeballs pop out, fellow music geeks!

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All SAINTS Day on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

June 11, 2014
12:02 pm

saintsThe Rock’N’Roll Nurse doesn’t know what has gotten into him, but a sudden urge to hear the first 2 SAINTS LPs in their entirety has taken hold of him and won’t let go until he acquiesces!  So this episode of GE exists solely to allow for this solipsistic foolishness.  Partake in the late ’70s punk overkill if you dare, fellow music geeks!

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Aussie ’80s Punk/Noise on Geek (Ema)Nation 4-6PM PST!

May 28, 2014
12:02 pm

Why MarchPerhaps it’s the harsh terrain, or the ever-present sense of isolation, but Australia exploded in the 1970s and 1980s with bands spitting and sputtering with intense punk fervor.  Bands like RADIO BIRDMAN, The BIRTHDAY PARTY, X, FEEDTIME, The HARD-ONS and plenty of others blasted fiery sounds that were destined to jump off the island empire to the rest of the world.  Hear some still-smouldering Ozzie mayhem from 30+ years back on this final “down-under” episode of GE.  Time to scream G’day mate with your middle fingers extended, fellow music geeks!

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Ozzie ’80s Pop on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

May 22, 2014
11:01 am

Maiden AustraliaThis week the GE Show takes you completely down under with an exploration of some memorable yet mostly forgotten New Wave sounds from Aussie bands from 30+ years back in time.  Re-hear the sounds of SPLIT ENZ, MIDNIGHT OIL, HUNTERS AND COLLECTORS, HOODOO GURUS, MENTAL AS ANYTHING, and SKYHOOKS amongst many others, and ponder on how the harsh climate and Aboriginal atrocities made for some unusual and often compelling music.  Time to hit the land of Oz, fellow music geeks!

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New Zealand Rocks Pt 2 on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

May 18, 2014
9:15 pm

Making Losers HappyNew Zealand’s Xpressway Records released a whole slew of great releases from great bands mostly from the South Island from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.  Bands like The DEAD C, THIS KIND OF PUNISHMENT, ALASTAIR GALBRAITH, GRAEME JEFFERIES, The TERMINALS, and SANDRA BELL got 7″s and CDs on the label, and most of those bands are represented on three amazing compilations: Making Losers Happy, I Heard The Devil Calling Me, and Killing Capitalism With Kindness.  Time to get back in the Kiwi swing, fellow music geeks!

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Kiwi Bands Pt 1 on Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

May 7, 2014
1:52 pm

In Love With These TimesNew Zealand’s Flying Nun Records has released a whole slew of great releases from great bands from Kiwiland from the 1980s to this day.  Bands like THE CLEAN, THE CHILLS, STRAIGHTJACKET FITS, TALL DWARFS, THE BATS, BAILTER SPACE, VERLAINES and the JEAN PAUL SARTRE EXPERIENCE got their starts on the label, and most of those bands are represented on this amazing compilation In Love With These Times, which will be featured in its entirety followed by choice cuts from releases by the above bands.  Time to get in the Kiwi swing, fellow music geeks!

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Brute Force Takes Over Geek (Ema)Nation Podcast!

April 30, 2014
1:22 pm

Brute ForceWay back in the swinging ’60s a crazy-like-a-fox singer/songwriter who took on the moniker BRUTE FORCE threatened to turn pop culture on its ear with some openly subversive pop classics like “Tapeworm Of Love” and “King Of Fuh”.  But, like most visionary eccentrics, he was too far ahead of his time to be properly appreciated.  It’s probably still too soon for his talent to get the props it deserves, but this episode of GE will give it a shot, with an exclusive interview and plenty of amazing BF music.  Cognitive dissonance rules, fellow music geeks!

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