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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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Peter Jefferies Uncensored On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

January 8, 2015
2:38 pm

PJ ElectricityLong-time fans like The Rock’N’Roll Nurse were very excited in 2013 with the reissues of PETER JEFFERIES’ 1st and 2nd solo records from the 1990s (The Last Great Challenge In A Dull World and Electricity) and a planned tour set to begin right here in the Bay Area.  But alas, an overzealous Dept. Of Homeland Security decided we needed to be protected from the New Zealand musician’s art rather than be allowed to enjoy it.  Mr. JEFFERIES may never be allowed to tour here, but you can hear his music and snippets of a free-wheeling telephone discussion on this DHS unapproved episode of Geek EmaNation.  Audio blows against the empire, fellow music geeks!

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Polyvinyl Singles On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

December 19, 2014
5:16 pm

PolyvinylPolyvinyl records released a 7″ single each month of 2014 featuring an indie-rock band or performer recording 2 songs on a 4-track cassette recorder.  The entire 12 single set is featured on this episode of GE, including the likes of CLOUD NOTHINGS, JOHN VANDERSLICE, and MYNABIRDS.  Share in the vinyl madness while looking back on 2014, fellow music geeks!

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Superior Viaduct 2014 Releases on GeekEmanation Podcast!

December 12, 2014
2:13 pm

Brigitte FontaineSuperior Viaduct is an amazing re-release label out of Oakland that in 2014 put out amazing vinyl releases by the likes of GLENN BRANCA, PETER JEFFERIES, BRIGITTE FONTAINE, GRUPPO D’IMPROVVISAZIONE and PIP PROUD.  Hear highlights from those releases on glorious PVC on this wistful episode of GE.  Revel in the beauty of obscurity, fellow music geeks!

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Resipscent Records Releases on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

December 7, 2014
7:55 pm

Zeek SheckI say the name of the record label incorrectly throughout the podcast, but that shouldn’t dissuade you from listening to almost 2 hours of local maximum cognitive dissonance from local SF label Resipscent Records.  Two 2014 releases are showcased:  MOIRA SCAR’s “Scarred For Life” and ZEEK SHECK’s epic “Joinus”.  Both are played in their pristine obsidian vinyl versions for your listening pleasure/pain.  Get with the Bay Area craziness, fellow music geeks!

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Rainy Day Paisley on Geek EmaNation Podcast!

November 21, 2014
1:45 pm

rainydayAs the rainy winter weather starts to relieve Northern California of some drought woes, thoughts turn to the Rainy Day compilation of covers handled by a team of the biggest Paisley Underground heroes of 30 years ago.  Hear that comp in its entirety, along with great PU songs from RAIN PARADE, THE THREE O’CLOCK, TRUE WEST, DREAM SYNDICATE and BANGLES on this mind-clouded episode of GE.  Eat your paisley and love it, fellow music geeks!

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Schlager Vs. Post-Rock On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

November 14, 2014
8:14 pm

James Last - Around the World kleinFrom the sublimely ridiculous to the ridiculously sublime we travel in this odd but compelling episode of GE.  The journey starts with 6 slices from 6 different countries featured on ’70s schlock-meister JAMES LAST’s epic Around The World 3-LP set.  Then as the kitsch becomes impossible to take, host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse shifts gears to post-rock giants SCENIC (featuring the genius of SAVAGE REPUBLIC’s Bruce Licher)and FANG WIZARD (featuring the genius of UNREST’s Mark Robinson).  Some Rumi and Daily Buddhist teaching gets thrown in just to create a bit more cognitive dissonance.  Ride the roller coaster if you dare, fellow music geeks!

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P.F. SLOAN DOES LUDWIG VAN ON GEEK EMANATION PODCAST!

November 7, 2014
3:49 pm

PF SloanLegendary singer/songwriter/guitarist P.F. SLOAN wrote some of the swimmingest surf songs, the poppiest pop songs, and the angriest folk anthems of the 1960s, most while still in his teens!  He culled plenty of rabid fans but that seemed to matter little to an indifferent music industry that did not seem to know what to do with his immense talent.  Nearly 50 years later, after 14 years of painstaking research and recording, P.F. unleashed a gem of pop/classical genius called My Beethoven.  Hear the entire album and many vintage hits from the P.F. SLOAN catalog along with edited highlights from a discussion he recently had with your host The Rock’N’Roll Nurse on this very special episode of GE.  50 years of musical genius revealed for your ears only, fellow music geeks!

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The Campbell Apartment On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

October 31, 2014
7:08 am

Campbell AptLocal SF pop hero ARI VAIS from THE CAMPBELL APARTMENT stopped by RV studios to play some live tunes and some new recorded hits from the upcoming CA vinyl(!) EP Sundogs. The unpredictable and freewheeling discussion that ensued ran the gamut from power-pop heroes from the ’70s to irascible Russian hospital patients.  Hear all this and a ton of great KINKS hits on this odd and endearing episode of GE.  Pop with the moderns, fellow music geeks!

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New Wave Vs Schlager On Geek EmaNation Podcast!

October 24, 2014
5:40 pm

Y AxesThe first hour of this special episode of GE is firmly ensconced in the sounds of New Wave as practiced in the last 20 years, culminating in an extremely goofy interview with local heroes THE Y AXES.  The second hour descends into the madness that was German Schlager-esque soundtrack music from the late ’60s/early ’70s.  Don’t even ask, just listen… Plenty of aural cognitive dissonance for you, fellow music geeks!

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