*Originally released January 21st 2015*
This episode, Doug and Steve cover a Canadian classic formed by Ian and Sylvia Tyson: Great Speckled Bird. Two albums, a tv show, and a million line up changes - wow these guys were busy! The brothers also talk about moving to the US as a career choice, variety shows, and making it up as you go along.
Six Degrees From King Crimson:
Great Speckled Bird -> Todd Rundgren -> Hall & Oates -> Robert Fripp -> King Crimson
Great Speckled Bird -> David Briggs -> B. B. King -> U2 -> Brian Eno -> Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew -> King Crimson
Music featured this week:
Long Long Time To Get Old - Great Speckled Bird
Some Kind Of Fool - Ol' Eon
Old Cheyenne - You Were On My Mind
Calgary - Great Speckled Bird
5:21 - Check out the video for Maroon 5's "Sugar" here, where the band crash multiple weddings
9:00 - Big thanks to our friends Curtis and Silmara, who requested this ep. Check out The Orange Lamphouse, the homepage of their projects.
15:21 - Here's a great story, as told by Ian Tyson, about the chain of marijuana from him to Bob Dylan to The Beatles
19:20 - Here's the interview with Ian and Sylvia on Studio Q with that guy who beats women
29:40 - Do you agree with Steve, that New Pornographers owe a lot to Great Speckled Bird? Check out "The Bleeding Heart Show" from Twin Cinema.
34:39 - Here's that clip Steve was talking about, from the Johnny Cash show
38:41 - We talk about this more in depth with our episode N Is For No Doubt (uploading soon)!
41:36 - This has somewhat been rectified in recent years, as their first album is now available on iTunes
Love What You're Doing, Child - Great Speckled Bird
Trucker's Café - Great Speckled Bird
Great Speckled Bird's Biography by The Cool Groove
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