005 | CBC Music's Grant Lawrence is SOMEWHAT into getting his band back together

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In Episode 5, Bryan chats with the multi-talented writer, musician and radio host Grant Lawrence of indie band The Smugglers. Grant talks about getting the band back together after a 13 year hiatus, delves into what the guys have been up to in the interim and the circumstances that brought him to CBC Radio 3 all those years ago. Come for the sweet anecdote about his son, stay for the grosser one later on about a truck stop bathroom.

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Episode Rundown

3:15 – Grant compares paternity leave to interviewing musicians

4:55 – Talk turns to Grant’s wife, musician Jill Barber with a great Junos anecdote

6:54 – Grant talks about what it’s like to be back on stage with The Smugglers after time away, playing iconic California punk club, Gilman and re-igniting interest from Canada in the band

11:36 – What has the rest of the band has been up to?

14:25 – Grant digs into the auspicious beginnings of CBC Radio 3 in the era when Canada’s indie scene was building major momentum

16:25 – Storytelling, life on the road and the circumstances that brought Grant to Radio 3

19:41 – A fun and gross story about a flashlight, a truck stop toilet and a daring rescue

25:00 – Upcoming Smugglers shows

Topics Discussed

Broken Social Scene

Crystal Castles

Dirty Windshields: The Best and the Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries

The Smugglers

Jill Barber

Gilman

The Buzzcocks

Destroyer

The Transmitters

CBC Radio 3

Leeroy Stagger – Dirty Windshields

6 episodes available. A new episode about every 40 days averaging 25 mins duration .