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Ignored 181: Pat Mastroianni on the music of Degrassi

In Podcast on May 8, 2018 at 3:28 am

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In this special bonus episode, we spend over an hour with Canadian TV mainstay Pat Mastroianni, best known for his portrayal of the fedora-lovin’ Joey Jeremiah on Degrassi Jr. High, Degrassi High and Degrassi: The Next Generation. We talk about the music of the Degrassi universe, both the real stuff and the fake stuff: the Zit Remedy, the Gourmet Scum, the Savages (the fake Degrassi universe band), Savages (the real British indie band), the Pogues, Pink Floyd, Images in Vogue, the Spoons, Gowan, Harem Scarem, Drake and (strangely) Dean Martin. We also chat about the legendary Fantastic Voyage program from Ryerson’s CKLN, how Jonathan Torrens played a key role in the Degrassi reboot (and eventually shapeshifted into “Shane”) and the healthy appetite for face time w/ Degrassi alumini amongst the Comic-Con/Fan Expo crowd.

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Ignored 1980: Dear Science by TV on the Radio

In Podcast on May 8, 2018 at 3:26 am

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Cam and Sammy wrap their 4th season of the podcast with a look at TV on the Radio and their third full-length, 2008’s Dear Science. Lots of New York talk and lots of talk about bands who can pull off sprawling multi-genre music… and bands who can’t. This somehow parlays into some words about the dying days of buying CDs, music collectible shows and vintage Canadian artists w/o large digital footprints, including the Sons of Freedom, Ray Condo, the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and many more. It’s neat! The episode and the season ends with a quick chat about Boards of Canada and the greatness and the weirdness of Prince’s self-titled 1979 effort. See ya later! 

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Ignored 178: Bloom by Beach House

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:50 pm

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Let’s get hazy, dreamy, swoony and spacey with Bloom, the 2012 fourth full-length from Beach House. Cam and Sammy love this band and it shows! They touch on the fleetingness of anticipating new music that comes with age, the timeliness of Beach House itself and do a 101 on French composer Michel Legrand and whether movie scores and title tracks qualify as “hits”. The episode wraps with a chat about new tunes from Stephen Malkmus, a detailed discussion about the video for Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds” (including the scary mask and scary James Woods parts) plus a really quick shoutout to Ric Ocasek and the Cars.

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Ignored 177: Talkie Walkie by Air

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:48 pm

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We’re going to France and our passport… is… uh… music! It’s the third studio full-length from Air and it’s called Walkie Talkie, a sadly under-remembered album that sounds as smart and sophisticated in 2018 as it did in 2004. Cam and Sammy remember the times Air were basically the soundtrack to cafe livin’ in the late 1990s and early 2000s, why some bands (i.e. this band) don’t need to be seen live plus why comparing Air to Daft Punk is lame and lazy. The episode ends with a look at Lana Del Rey (her music and her marketing) plus Twin Shadow and a teeny tiny chat about Doug and the Slugs (again).

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Ignored 176: PCD by the Pussycat Dolls

In Podcast on April 12, 2018 at 6:46 pm

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The fur flies on this episode of the Completely Ignored Podcast as Ali Manion (partnership manager, Diply) joins us for a look back at the manufactured meows of the Pussycat Dolls and their 2005 debut PCD. Together, we unpack the concept of “a brand as a band”, ponder what pop music was like pre-social media and try to force a parallel to silly stage stuff like STOMP and Riverdance. We also have two random chats about Hard Candy (the Madonna-funded line of fitness studios, not the Counting Crows album) and Coyote Ugly (here, primarily why it was a trashy thing). Things end with a few words about new tunes from Miguel and First Aid Kit.

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