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The Wavelength

The Wavelength
Monday September 14th, 2015 with Dave Alburger

Tune in for tunes
Out of the Blue - Live at Mt. Fuji - Blue Note
Kid Gloves
Hey Rosetta! - Second Sight Canadian
The Globalist
Muse - Drones New
Burn Away
Blinker The Star - We Draw Lines Canadian
Now's the Time
Art Blakey & Les Jazz Messengers - au Club Saint-Germain / Vol 1
Queen of July
Del Barber - Headwaters Canadian
Chasing the Sun
Ian Tamblyn - Walking the Bones Canadian
Counterfeiter's Blues
Corb Lund - Counterfeit Blues Canadian
Star of the County Down
Lee Murdock - wordless Canadian
Simon Tudiver - Into the Modern Canadian
For Jeff
Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd - Brazilian Soul
Beard of Bees
Real Live Tigers - This is Sometimes a Riverbed
Everyone's a Critic
Rave Revues - Voices Canadian
Flogging Molly - Float
Everything is Broken
Duke Robillard - World Full of Blues
Meeting of the Minds
Bad Religion - The Dissent of Man
The Red and The Black
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls New
Interactive CKCU
Funny you mention Muse's popularity in Canada. Whenever I tune into 88.5 or any alternative station in Canada, or even MuchMusic, I always hear their songs and see their music videos. I think Muse is pretty big in North America, not so much in the past though, wasn't until 2005 when they started releasing stuff in North America (new and old albums). Also, in terms of North American success, their popular, but within the Alternative Rock circle in North American music and interests. I know that in America, a lot of their songs are used in commercials/trailers for movies and video games. You make a good point about their European success. despite being huge in Europe, they don't have as big a following in North America despite huge success in this continent, having sold out Madison Square Garden and headlining almost every big music festival in America. North America is a very inward culture when it comes to accepting foreign arts, were very judgy as a continent. Not as much in Canada though because were more accepting of other cultures and traditions, and because were a Commonwealth country, lots of British stuff comes our way. I remember that show in Montreal, it was 2 years ago, I got to see it, it was phenomenal. Muse is one of the few rock bands left that are amazing live and also know how to put on a good show in terms of visual effects and stage theatrics. Fun fact: guitarist Matt Bellamy broke the world record for smashing the most guitars during live shows.

9:43 PM, September 14th, 2015
Dave Alburger (host)
Thanks for your input Tony! To be honest I only became interested in Muse when I saw them perform on TV during the closing ceremony for the Olympics in London in 2012. One of my friends insists that I'm Matt Bellamy's doppelganger. Maybe, but I am several years older.

9:47 PM, September 14th, 2015
Dave Alburger (host)
Also I don't watch MuchMusic or listen to any commercial radio stations, so I really have no idea what's popular!

9:47 PM, September 14th, 2015
I remember that! That was a good Olympic Ceremony. I think that song they played, "Survival", was the theme song of that years Olympics. I remember people were upset because they thought that song was too dark and depressing for an Olympic theme song. Muse were on Q on CBC months after, clarifying that the song is suppose to reveal the darker side of Olympic competition (i.e. nations rivaling, revenge, conquering, national dominance in sports and in the international community). Watch the interview when you get the chance, I know its Jian Ghomeshi, but ignore the sound of his voice and pretend its you talking to them haha.

9:56 PM, September 14th, 2015
Dave Alburger (host)
Thanks!, I'll check that out later!

10:00 PM, September 14th, 2015