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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 35: Outkast

09/01/2014

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Outkast = back! So before you dust off your copy of ATLiens and jet down to Coachella, listen to Cam and Ryan conduct their own “Players’ Ball” in audio form.

Light on gushing, this episode attempts to ID where Outkast falls in the annals of popular music and why their popularity has only swelled during their lengthy absence. A great primer for getting back in their southern headspace.

Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 34: Polaris Music Prize Picks 2013

04/09/2013

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Leading online music publication “Wikipedia” refers to the prestigious Polaris Music Prize as “a music award annually given to the best full-length Canadian album based on artistic merit, regardless of genre, sales, or record label.”

Yeah, pretty much!!!

The 2013 Polaris Prize shortlist is yet another collection of talents and headscratchers and to help cut through the clutter, Cam and Ryan bring in dear, dear friend Dave Morris (Report on Business, www.a-void.ca) to breakdown contenders/pretenders and chime in on Canadian music 2013 and beyond. Over an hour of smarts and laffs!!

Listen now:

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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 33: Justin Timberlake

02/08/2013

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A modern day “song and dance man”, Justin Timberlake is perhaps 2013′s most broad-based entertainer in the music biz. Accordingly, Cam and Ryan both take the piss out of him AND give him “mad props”. Sometimes in the same sentence. It’s Deaf Ears 33!!

Note: This episode also contains some wildly inaccurate info about Robin Thicke and speculates who’d win a four-way dance for world domination between JT, #Thicke, Usher and Chris “Bad News” Brown.

Listen now:

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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 32: Neil Young

07/05/2013

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A difficult artist but by no means a difficult listen, Deaf Ears 32 breaks down 40+ years of Canadian icon Neil Young and where he fits within the popular music continuum.

We don’t quite figure it out, but we do manage to segue into a lengthy discourse on the history of Citytv and MuchMusic. So there’s that.

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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 31: Frank Ocean

19/03/2013

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Deaf Ears 31 discusses Frank Ocean and R&B in the modern context. From Motown through Miguel/The Weeknd, Cam and Ryan try to make sense of yet another genre that has become blurred by history.

Veteran and esteemed music writer/journalist Dave Morris (Globe and Mail, Eye Weekly) guests to offer his insights, anecdotes and some LOLz.

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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 30: State of the Game 2013

15/02/2013

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Now 30 episodes and three years into the equation, Cam and Ryan finally take a step back, examine the music industry as a whole and assess where popular music is heading in 2013 (and beyond).

Longtime music critic Aaron Brophy of Spinner Canada guests as the DE Boys talk about a wide range of artists – including A$AP Rocky, My Bloody Valentine, Ke$ha, Mumford and Sons, the xx and many, many more.

This is over 100 years of collected music fandom distilled down into a brisk 85 minutes. A must listen!

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Deaf Ears Podcast Episode 29: Daft Punk

23/01/2013
DE29_Daft_PunkLet’s go to France! It’s the home of all-ages drinking, l’attitude and the subject of Deaf Ears 29, Daft Punk.Listen to Cam and Ryan break down one of the more unlikely music superstar acts of the past quarter century and inadvertently defend the entire disco era in the process.

Or something like that.

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