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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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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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