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!!
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.
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.
Veteran and esteemed music writer/journalist Dave Morris (Globe and Mail, Eye Weekly) guests to offer his insights, anecdotes and some LOLz.
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!
Or something like that.
Marshall Mathers. Slim Shady. That annoying piece of &#%&!!. Eminem has been called a lot of things over the years but is still riding (reasonably) high in his second decade in the spotlight. Cam and Ryan take a look back at Eminem’s career and speculate on future endeavours as he veers towards M.O.R. Land. Includes a bonus real-time commentary to be synched up to the video for “Stan”. What!!!