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Music History

Taking your earholes back to the era of Hammerpants, plaid, backwards overalls, grunge, and New Jack Swing! We revisit the music of the ’90’s on Dope Nostalgia. Join us for chats with the artists, laughs with friends, and a lot of reminiscing.

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June 30, 2022

Episode 128 - Sunscreem

Paul and Lucia, the foundation of the UK house/techno band Sunscreem are here from the UK! We talk about the chart position struggle of their hit "Love U More", the gig they did with "aliens", and being a married couple keeping a band together for so many years.

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Connor Gotto set out to create a print magazine that celebrates our retro musicians monthly - Retropop! Based out of the UK, it ships worldwide as a subscription, just like the way we used to do things. Connor is my special guest this week. What were some of your favourite print magazines? Call our hotline at 780-851-8785 and leave a message.

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We could not get enough of 2ge+ther history, especially when the wicked awesome Evan Farmer joins me on the show! His role as "the heartthrob" Jerry O'Keefe was a whirlwind of good times. We chat about the show, the music, touring with Britney Spears, his time hosting TRL, and the loss of Michael Cuccione, a true light in everyone's life. We also talk about the turn he took into carpentry, home reno TV, and his book!

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June 9, 2022

Episode 125 - 2ge+her

Jackie and Danielle, the hosts of No More Late Fees Podcast, join forces with me to discuss the awesome boyband that was 2ge+ther. The MTV creation was originally meant to be a parody movie of the boyband phenomenon, but then it became so much more!

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Our friend James P. White is here for another episode of "The Long and the Short Of It"! Let's take a trip back to the Billboard Top 10 of 1994. 

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We are honoured to welcome inspirational Inuk artist Susan Aglukark to the show! We talk about her award from last week's Juno Awards for her humanitarian work. Special guest Chrystal Plante, who works at the Edmonton Stollery Children's Hospital as an Indigenous Child and Family Engagement Coordinator, presents some questions and stories to share with Susan. Susan teaches us much about reconciliation, unlearning behaviours, finding herself, and finding joy in music.

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Nitty Green from RIFF was such an awesome guest, we were happy to ask him back! We talk about his new solo releases, upcoming RIFF projects, Teddy Riley, Dallas Austin, and the origins of New Jack Swing, his Canadian experiences and love for Tarzan Dan, and the recent New Edition and upcoming MixTape Tour!

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What about "Breakfast at Tiffany's"? The song is one of the longest lasting hits of the '90's, and Deep Blue Something's Todd Pipes fills us in on how the song has remained a radio staple throughout generations. Who from today's music world could he see performing it? The Phil Collins story, and how Naomi needs to find good BBQ.

 

 

 

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Kendra and I deep-dive one of the biggest selling albums ever, and an album that made history - Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill". I share a story about meeting young Alanis, the definition of irony,  the Dave Coulier rumour, the song we totally forgot about on the album, a fun announcement, and the cross eyed bear that you gave to me.

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Welcome to Cody Reid! He has a YouTube channel called "The 80s Gamer", which has got a lot of attention by Blockheads of late because of his video reaction to NKOTB's "Bring Back The Time". There were tears involved, and Donnie Wahlberg himself reached out to Cody. We talk about the music business, his time on the TV show "Nashville", and so much more.

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