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Ex-Hockey Night In Canada and TSN broadcaster (and music guy!) Paul Romanuk chats with great Canadian music people about the greatest band in the history of pop music - The Beatles. Each episode will feature a different guest, who will dive into, track by track, their favourite Beatles or Beatles solo album. Some of the biggest names in Canadian music tell their stories about discovering the Beatles and their music. Join us, as we stroll along the Cast Iron Shore and peel back the layers of ...
 
Music is epic, fun, beautiful, sad, hardcore, soothing, inspiring, and mind-blowing! Join host and musician/songwriter Jane Gowan as she sits down with some of her favourite sonically-inclined people to delve into the role that music plays in their lives.
 
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In this episode, Director and Producer Mike Downie sits down with Jane for an in-depth conversation that will transport you onto a documentary film set, then backstage at a Tragically Hip concert (with alter-ego Buddy Scrotts), then to a Legacy School in Edmonton, then back in time to an epic rock show in the 1970s, before landing you in the alley …
 
Stephen Stanley is a veteran of the Canadian indie rock scene, a stellar singer-songwriter, a prolific storyteller, gifted guitarist, and a radio DJ,. He was a founding member of the alternative rock band Lowest of the Low, with whom he toured extensively for many years, and also released 4 albums, including 1991’s much-loved, Shakespeare My Butt .…
 
Wayne Stewart is a Musician, Actor, Emcee, Stage Manager, and much more. He can work up a crowd like nobody's business, and compose a montuno in minutes. In this episode, Wayne reveals how to get a jazz audience to chill and chuckle, what Wynton Marsalis taught him about mic-ing a band, and how a toxic social climate permeated the lives of so many …
 
Paul is a seasoned sportscaster and play-by-play guy, having called games all over the world. In addition to an illustrious career in radio and TV, he’s also a writer, teacher, voice-over artist and podcaster. His podcast The Walrus Was Paul is a fabulous deep dive in to the music of The Beatles, where various Canadian musical guests unpack their f…
 
Andrew Cash is a musician, singer-songwriter, journalist, politician, and lifelong social justice advocate. In this episode, Andrew talks about growing up Catholic in Scarborough, starting a band in the 80s, playing at the infamous Edge Club, singing with his brother Pete Cash, befriending Andy Maize of the Skydiggers, living in Kensington Market, …
 
Author and journalist Tim Falconer loves music with a passion, especially the sound of the human voice, breaking into song. However, Tim is tone deaf, a condition formally known as "amusic". His 2016 book Bad Singer candidly reveals the bold and emotional journey he took to uncover his amusic diagnosis. In this episode, Tim shares personal stories …
 
In the late 1990s, Marnie Grey developed "Music with Marnie" - a unique method of teaching music and movement to young kids. Using props, puppets, dance moves and sing-alongs, she delighted young audiences. Before long, parents were lining up around the block to register for classes, and kids were filling gyms to attend her concerts. In this episod…
 
Following two concussions, teacher and music lover Lisa Sabino developed tinnitus and hyperacusis. In this episode, Lisa speaks openly about how she navigates life with sound sensitivity, and the various ways in which she's working to get back to her concert-going self. Lisa's Learning Centre: Kaleidoscope Learning Munk Hearing Centre https://www.m…
 
Steve Wright is a singer, songwriter, rocker, composer, sound enthusiast, and teacher. He created the Sound Space, an all-ages music-making and learning hub, on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. In this episode, Steve talks about creating music with seniors, learning from teens, and rocking out every day. The episode also features a n…
 
Musician, singer, songwriter and actor Ryan Myshrall (a.k.a. Chuck Phillips Jr.) talks about growing up the son of a DJ, playing music with life-long pals, moving to the country, recording his newest album "Ramblin' Roll" and weird things that can happen at the gym. More about Ryan: Chuck Phillips Jr. on Apple Music Oldies 990 The theme song "Human…
 
In the final episode of Series Two, singer/songwriter/musician Jerry Leger talks with Paul Romanuk about Side Two of the 1965 Capitol North American release Beatles VI. Jerry also talks about his old job working in a hardware store and how that lead to him meeting Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmtih. Also, lots of talk about Jerry's great new record N…
 
Series Two winds down with a two-parter: Musician, singer and songwriter Jerry Leger talks to Paul Romanuk about The Beatles' 1965 North American release album Beatles VI. This episode focuses on Side One. We also talk about Jerry's great new album Nothing Pressing. One of the things we talk about in this episode is the photo on the cover of the al…
 
In the 2nd part of our discussion, musicians/songwriters and co-founding members of Martha And The Muffins, Martha Johnson and Mark Gane, talk to host Paul Romanuk about The Beatles amazing 1966 album Revolver. Also, there is lots of discussion about the very eclectic career of Martha And The Muffins. Aside from diving into each track on Side Two o…
 
Founding members of the fantastic new wave band Martha And The Muffins (Martha Johnson and Mark Gane) talk with Paul Romanuk about The Beatles ground breaking 1966 album Revolver. This is the first of two episodes with M+M. In this episode we talk Side One, the next episode will cover Side Two. Lots of talk (of course!) about The Beatles and the di…
 
Veteran drummer Barry Keane - on the drum stool for over 40 years with Gordon Lightfoot and his band - talks to Paul Romanuk about The Beatles' 1963 album With The Beatles. This is Part Two of their conversation, which centres around Side Two of the album. Aside from lots of Beatles talk and lots of Ringo drumming talk, Barry also tells the story o…
 
Veteran session drummer and the man on the drum kit for over 40 years with The Gordon Lightfoot Band - Barry Keane - talks to Paul Romanuk about The Beatles second album, With The Beatles. Like millions of others, those early Beatles albums turned something on in Barry's mind and made him want to become a musician. Barry has played on hundreds of a…
 
Songwriter and Musician James Clark (aka The James Clark Institute) and host Paul Romanuk continue their discussion about the 1973 Billboard #1 album Ringo. They talk about Side Two on this episode. The previous episode (S2 E15) digs into Side One. Aside from talking about the great music on the album, we also talk about James Clark's music and how…
 
Songwriter and Musician James Clark (aka The James Clark Institute) talks with host Paul Romanuk about the 1973 Billboard #1 album "Ringo". We talk about Side One on this episode. The album features a stellar cast: all three of the other Beatles, Billy Preston, Harry Nilsson, Marc Bolan (just to name a few) and it was produced by the great Richard …
 
Musician/songwriter/producer and founder of the great power pop band The Pursuit Of Happiness - Moe Berg - talks with host Paul Romanuk about Side Two of Paul McCartney's debut solo album, McCartney (Moe and Paul discuss Side One in the previous episode). Topics covered include Moe's take on what he considers to be the finest post-Beatles song writ…
 
Founding member, chief songwriter and singer for the amazing Canadian power pop band The Pursuit of Happiness, Moe Berg, digs into Paul McCartney's 1970 solo album McCartney with host Paul Romanuk. Moe, a self described "McCartney guy", talks about how the record resonates differently with him at this stage of his life and career than it did when h…
 
In this special Bonus Episode of The Walrus Was Paul, host Paul Romanuk takes a look at the four songs released by the Beatles that grabbed the prestigious Number One position on the UK Christmas Singles chart. The Beatles hold the distinction of having more Christmas Number Ones than any other group. Paul McCartney also managed to pull off a Chris…
 
Don't miss the hidden track at the end of the episode (just like on original copies of Abbey Road). One of Canada's finest songwriters, Jim Cuddy, and his bandmate and ace guitar player Colin Cripps join host Paul Romanuk to talk about Side Two of the Beatles fantastic 1969 album Abbey Road. This episode is the second part of their conversation abo…
 
Making their 2nd appearance on The Walrus Was Paul podcast - one of Canada's finest song writers, Jim Cuddy, and his good friend and Blue Rodeo bandmate, lead guitarist Colin Cripps. Chatting with host Paul Romanuk, the guys dig into what many regard as The Beatles finest album, 1969's Abbey Road. In this episode - focused in on the first side of t…
 
What's one more opinion, right? The Walrus Was Paul host Paul Romanuk has his take on the spectacular Peter Jackson Get Back documentary that has the Beatles (and non-Beatles) world buzzing. In a nutshell - how about some appreciation for the amazing work of the project's original director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg? Not only is he responsible for the 6…
 
Musician and Musicologist Mike Daley joins host Paul Romanuk to discuss side two of John Lennon's 1974 solo album Walls and Bridges (they discuss side one of the record in the previous episode, S2 E9). In Beatles lore, this is the famous "Lost Weekend" album that Lennon recorded when he was separated from Yoko Ono for about 18 months. Side two feat…
 
Musician and musicologist Mike Daley talks to host Paul Romanuk about the first side of John Lennon's 1974 solo album Walls and Bridges - Lennon's so-called "Lost Weekend" album that he recorded while he was separated from Yoko Ono. Lots of cool stuff in here, including Lennon working with Elton John on the album's biggest hit, Whatever Gets You Th…
 
Musician and songwriter Alun Piggins talks to host Paul Romanuk in Part 2 of our look at The Beatles 1994 album The Beatles Live At The BBC. Tracks discussed in this episode include I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Love Me Do. Although his grunge days are behind him, Alun used to front The Morganfields, a grunge band that enjoyed a run of success in…
 
Alun Piggins, the former front man of the Canadian, early 90s, grunge band The Morganfields, drops by on this episode to talk with host Paul Romanuk about The Beatles 1994 release The Beatles Live At The BBC. Alun's music - both playing in bands and as a solo artist - has been heavily influenced by his early days spent listening to Beatles records.…
 
The Weber Brothers - Sam and Ryan - head up a crackin' episode as they dive into 1964's Beatles For Sale, track by track with host Paul Romanuk. If there is an underrated Beatles record, this may be it. It was The Beatles 2nd album of 1964 and came during a busy year that saw them touring the world, starring in a movie and recording two albums. Lot…
 
Canadian indie music icon Stephen Stanley (Lowest of The Low, Stephen Stanley Band) talks to Paul Romanuk about the 1988 album Travelling Wilburys Vol. I. The album has a Beatles connection, as musical legends Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne teamed up with former Fab George Harrison. Stephen talks about his love of the record, Bob …
 
In Part Two of our look at The Beatles 1968 classic, The White Album, songwriter/musician Jane Gowan of The Real Shade talks about Sides 3 & 4, track by track, with host Paul Romanuk. Lots of info about The Real Shade, and Jane's latest venture with Rheostatics singer/songwriter Tim Vesely, can be found at therealshade.com…
 
The fantastic guitarist and singer/songwriter Terra Lightfoot talks about Sides One and Two of the Beatles eponymous 1968 double album - what has become known the world over as The White Album. Terra goes through the album, with host Paul Romanuk, track by track. As usual, lots of talk about her career and music as well. If you're looking for more …
 
In this episode, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of the 70s band Klaatu - Terry Draper - talks with host Paul Romanuk about the North American release Beatles '65 album, track-by-track. For a brief history of the band, here's a link to their Wikipedia page. Here's a brief playlist I've put together on Apple Music that give…
 
Series Two of The Walrus Was Paul opens with musician and author Dave Bidini, of the Rheostatics, talking to host Paul Romanuk about the final studio album that the Beatles released, 1970's Let It Be. For an extremely granular look at the Get Back sessions (ie Let It Be), I highly recommend a visit to the website theymaybeparted.com The site's host…
 
In the final episode of series one of The Walrus Was Paul, the founder of Canadian indy band The Pursuit of Happiness, Moe Berg, talks with host Paul Romanuk about the Beatles Canadian-only release from 1964 "Long Tall Sally". Find Moe Berg on Twitter and Instagram at the handle: @moetpoh Find Paul Romanuk on Twitter and Instagram at the handle: @t…
 
Canadian musician and producer Tim Bovaconti lets the joy shine through as he talks about one of his favourite Beatles records - 1964's A Hard Day's Night - with host Paul Romanuk. Tim Bovaconti's webpage: timbovaconti.com Tim on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/timbovaconti The Walrus Was Paul web page: www.romycast.com Paul on Twitter or Instagram: @th…
 
One of Canada's premier songwriters, Ron Sexsmith, talks with host Paul Romanuk about George Harrison's 1987 album "Cloud Nine", track-by-track. Ron Sexsmith's website: www.ronsexsmith.com Ron on Twitter: @ronsexsmith The Walrus Was Paul web page: www.romycast.com Paul on Twitter or Instagram: @the_romycast…
 
In the final episode of 2020, multi-talented singer/composer and founding member of Canadian alternative band Odds, Craig Northey, discusses the North American only 1970 compilation The Beatles Again (aka Hey Jude) with host Paul Romanuk. Paul also shares a couple of his favourite records from 2020. Find Craig here: http://www.dogofthunder.com Find…
 
Paul & Linda McCartney's 1971 classic RAM gets the track-by-track The Walrus Was Paul treatment as singer/songwriter Dave Merrit and drummer Philip Shaw Bova, of the indy band The Golden Seals, chat with host Paul Romanuk. If you enjoy the episode..... please share or leave a review. Find The Golden Seals here: thegoldenseals.com Their Bandcamp sit…
 
Canadian singer/songwriter, and lifetime John Lennon admirer, Jerry Leger discusses Lennon's emotionally raw 1971 record, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band with host Paul Romanuk. Lots of talk about Jerry Leger's fantastic work as well, including his 2020 release Time Out For Tomorrow. Find Jerry Leger at: jerryleger.com He's on Twitter: @jerryleger or …
 
The Beatles amazing 1966 album, Revolver, gets the track-by-track go through from Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart and host Paul Romanuk. Lots of Beatles and Barenaked Ladies talk. Tyler Stewart and Barenaked Ladies info here: www.barenakedladies.com Tyler Stewart on Twitter: Baldy67 The Walrus Was Paul website: https://www.romycast.com Paul …
 
Musicians Alec Fraser and Mike Daley of the Fraser/Daley Band talk to host Paul Romanuk about the Beatles explosive debut record, 1963's Please Please Me. The boys have plenty of insights and observations as they go through the record track by track. Find Fraser/Daley here: https://fraserdaley.com Mike Daley's website is here: https://mikedaleymusi…
 
Musician, singer and songwriter Julian Taylor discusses the 1973 global smash hit album Band On The Run, by Paul McCartney and Wings, with host Paul Romanuk. You can find lots of info on Julian Taylor here: https://www.juliantaylormusic.ca He's on Twitter: @jtaylorband The Walrus Was Paul website is: https://www.romycast.com Paul is on Twitter: @th…
 
Christopher Ward co-wrote a global million selling song, was Canada's first VJ and has interviewed both Paul McCartney AND George Harrison. He chats with host Paul Romanuk about his favourite Beatles album, Help!, track by track. Christopher's website: https://www.christopherward.ca Find his podcast here: Famous Lost Words The Walrus Was Paul websi…
 
Host Paul Romanuk talks with Stephen Stanley, solo artist and founding member of iconic Canadian indy band Lowest Of The Low. Stephen gets into his favourite Beatles record: 1967's Magical Mystery Tour. Find Stephen online at: stephenstanleyband.com He's on Twitter here: @sstanleymusic Insta: @stephenstanley Facebook: www.facebook.com/sstanleyband/…
 
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