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BREAKING POINTS

November 9th, 2008

Waiting in line can send even the most even-keeled among us over the edge. What makes waiting so frustrating? And what tactics are companies using to keep us teetering on the edge of a meltdown for just a little longer?
Definitely Not The Opera, CBC Radio One

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7:28 MINUTES / 4.3 MB

KINDIE ROCK

July 26th, 2007

As indie rock musicians start having children, some of them are making kids’ music with hipster appeal. But writing a song that grabs a kid’s attention without driving parents to self-mutilation can be tougher than it sounds.
CBC Radio 3

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9:10 MINUTES / 10.5 MB

BAND NAMES 101

May 24th, 2007

When a band makes it onto both the “best new band names” and the “worst new band names of the year” lists, at least they know people are paying attention, right? But is that the only thing that matters?
CBC Radio 3

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8:14 MINS / 9.4 MB

COVER SONGS

December 3rd, 2006

When it comes to cover songs, Canadian indie artists aren’t shy about showing their love. But there are both perks and pitfalls to choosing and performing cover tunes.
CBC Radio 3

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8:45 MINS / 10.1 MB

THE REBIRTH OF THE UKULELE

November 11th, 2006

A lot of people think the uke is nothing but a punchline, but there’s something subversive about that tiny, four-stringed underdog.
Definitely Not The Opera, CBC Radio One

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10:34 MINS / 12.2 MB