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Taking the reins...

RandyandZeus.jpg... figuratively, of course (unless there are reins hidden somewhere in the office that I haven't found yet. I'll keep you posted on that).


It's week one for me here at Bandwidth -- and what a week it's been!


As I take the reins for the next year(ish) and add my own spin to the show, I got to thinking about cover songs... and Ontarian musicians who have added their twist to the classics. So this week, you'll hear some great reworked tracks from Emm Gryner and The Golden Seals.

You'll also hear a great cover of The Guess Who's "Laughing" from Zeus... but it's only a half-cover, really, as they're joined by Randy Bachman (who wrote the song!) If you want to check out the full video of the band's session with Randy on CBC Music, click here. And be sure to check out the other Reworking Randy sessions -- including videos with Royal Wood and Nikki Yanofsky.




Win a copy of Zeus' brand-spanking new album, Busting Visions, before it's released March 27th! Just email me your top pick for a Track to Start Your Saturday Night -- any awesome, upbeat track by an Ontario artist -- and I'll put you in the draw for a CD. Fire me an email at before Wednesday at midnight aaaaand (cue radio announcer voice) YOU COULD WIN! 



Ottawa's "pub at the edge of the universe", Zahpod Beeblebrox, turns 20! Zaphod's owner Eugene Haslam and I chat about the bar's big 2-0, and how it's still going strong after two decades.


Ottawa band Sound of Lions is one of the hottest acts in the capital... and they're taking the stage for Zaphod's birthday celebrations. I've got a 90 second egg with lead singer Whitney Delion and a track from their debut album 11:44. Keep an eye out for their upcoming shows at Canadian Music Week in Toronto and Junofest in Ottawa.


And Windsor singer-songwriter Crissi Cochrane shares the story of how the city's music community helped her make her first music video... which you can find on her website.


A huge, huge, HUGE thanks to Producer Extraordinaire Jessa Runciman for all of her help this week.


Oh... and Bandwith's now on Twitter! Are you? Follow the show @bandwidthCBC and myself at @meghw.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend and catch you next week!




Playlist - Saturday, March 10, 2012


Theme: SHOULD'VE COME OVER - Hilotrons

SHE'S GONE - Emm Gryner

INTERVIEW - Eugene Haslam from Zaphod Beeblebrox

EGG - Whitney Delion from Sound of Lions

COUNTING EIGHTS - Sound of Lions

INTERVIEW - Carlin Nicholson and Mike O'Brien from Zeus

LAUGHING - Zeus and Randy Bachman

INTERVIEW - Dave Merritt from The Golden Seals

SUMMER SIDE OF LIFE - The Golden Seals


And... the Track to Start Your Saturday Night...

DRESSED UP - Octoberman