Saturday, June 03, 2006

#33 - Video Killed The Radio Star

Hey hey hey, Zee and Zed listeners.

Thanks to Roger from Deranged Moose for the funny introduction and great podcast he puts out. This week's topics of discussion include: poor man's fireworks, recording on our luxury yacht, big news for next week's show, The Who and Hall and Oates, Podcasters Across Borders (against, inverted, aboard, etc.), putting faces to voices, we're getting a piano, my parents are persistent, our food scrapbook, "Americanadian Differences - MTV vs MuchMusic", Bands On The Run, spead-reading with Karen, passing notes, and yes, Karen knows it's Daniel Richler.

Shows and sites mentioned include: Deranged Moose, The Big Show, Dicks&Janes, Electric Sky, Dawnzzle, Zaldor's World, and Israelisms.

Music by Velocity Girl (courtesy of Sub Pop) and Andy from The AndyCast.

-Ross


8 Comments:

  • Hey Guys,

    Ross pronounced "Buggles" correctly. That was hip stuff back then, yo.

    Back in the day, *nobody* took the MTV VJs seriously. We all just wanted them to shut up and play the videos. I recorded the entire "Live Aid" concert back in '85, and much of it is ruined by Martha Quinn and Mark Goodman's talking over many of the performances-- man, way to ruin a show.

    I wish we had MuchMusic here in the States in the late 80s-- they played bands like XTC when MTV had their stupid non-music shows.

    I'll go put on some OMD now and shut up. :-)

    By Blogger jtl, at 9:11 AM  

  • 120 Minutes was one of the very few MTV shows worth watching (figures, it was only videos anyway). It was the only two hours where MTV would play good music. The only good band i discovered by watching mtv was one whose video i saw on that show, at i don't remember what ridiculous hour in the night (it was on from 2am to 4am).

    Also, i remember i used to watch it hoping i'd see a video from Grant-Lee Phillips (one of my favorite artists, who was and still is virtually unknown over here), but i never saw one, hmmpf.

    By Blogger Nic, at 9:04 PM  

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    By Blogger Andy Bilodeau, at 6:12 AM  

  • Wow...for a couple with nothing much to talk about you did a hellava job...Great show...

    I personally like Friday Night videos better than either MTV or MM. My brothers and I would spend Sat. mornings watching the previous nights show...

    Karen...I'm killer at Trivial Pursuit also...a Canadian Invention...my high school English teacher's brother was one of the creators...It's not surprising Canadians kick ass on it...

    Thanks for playing the Zee and Zed Podcast Extrodinaire...I don't think I'll be trying out for American Idol anytime soon...not even Canadian Idol...maybe Madagasgar Idol...

    Only 19 days until PAB...as Cartman is apt to say..."Kick Ass!"

    Later

    AB

    By Blogger Andy Bilodeau, at 6:25 AM  

  • I LOVE the new artwork!

    By Anonymous brad in alberta, at 12:37 PM  

  • Joe - I too had taped the whole Live Aid show. I still remember the disappointment when the signal went out during the Who's set. I wish I still had those tapes.

    Nico - I agree, 120 Minutes was one of the best things on MTV. I remember seeing a few bands I already knew and loved and feeling that weird feeling like "we've broken through, punk rock is on MTV". 3 years later, enter Nirvana. The time schedule sucked here too, it was on midnight on Sunday night.

    Andy, Andy, Andy - Friday Night Videos? Ouch!

    Brad - We aim to please.

    -Ross

    By Blogger Zee And Zed, at 11:12 AM  

  • Hey Ross,

    It's all we had...no cable in the boonies of the Niagara Penninsula where we grew up...not like you city slickers and your fancy cars and your cable TV...no MTV...no MuchMusic...no nothing...just the staticy image of Buffalo TV stations....oh brother...don't get me started on Buffalo.... =:)

    By Blogger Andy Bilodeau, at 7:18 AM  

  • Oh god, that scrapbook was hilarious! :)

    I've never had MTV, we've never had cable or satellite TV- 4 channels only :( (well, 5 if you count the slightly fuzzy reception of channel 5 on my upstairs TV, which I guess I do...) xx

    By Blogger diane s, at 3:46 AM  

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