Interview with Mike Koop

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Nate and Mike sit down with Winnipeg Manitoba’s very own Mike Koop. Mike has been part of the Winnipeg local music scene forever and is never shy when it comes to a conversation about music. And he has been a member of some great bands including the Bonaduces, The Kicker, and currently the Leftists. Koop has put out solo albums and once even had a band with the legendary John K Samson. So you know he has some great stories. Check it out. Then take a journey into the Mike Koop family tree of music. It could take you awhile but it is worth it.

You are in Winnipeg this is where people go to die!
— Mike Koop

Episode 49 - High Five Chariots of Fire Songs

Episode 49 - High Five Chariots of Fire Songs

Episode 49 – Chariots of Fire

You know that scene in the movies, the one where your hero is finding that extra gear? The training montage in any Rocky film or that car chase sequence, maybe even the final sprint in a race.  You know what I’m talking about right?   Episode 49 is about those songs that give us that extra little push when you need it. So take a break from your work-out, give ours a listen and then let us know what songs give you that extra jump.

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Episode 48 - Whoa-oh We're Halfway There

Episode 48 - Whoa-oh We're Halfway There

Can you believe 2019 is already half way done? Neither could we but the story checks out I promise. I guess that means it is time for the top “x” of 2019 so far lists for most respectable publications and podcasts. So well we are far from respectable we wanted in on the party. It is what the cool kids are doing right? Right? So sit back and take a listen and check out who we had slotted in our ode to 2019 so far. Then join us on the dark side by sending in your picks

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Episode 46 - Feels Like The Very First Time

Episode 46 - Feels Like The Very First Time

There are a lot of great bands who put out great albums. Some bands get better with each release and others come hot out of the gate. Episode 46 is an ode to the band that got it right on the very first time. So take a listen to who Nate and Mike think hit a home run the first time the stepped up to the plate. Then send in your picks because I'm sure we missed something.

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Episode 45 - Under Cover Part 2

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Like every good 80s movie or franchise we were bound to do a sequel episode right? We went back to the well and dug up some more of our favorite cover songs and spent some time discussing it. What makes a good cover? Is there still a place for it in Nate's heart? Who is Moke? Want these answers? Well then cuddle up with your best friend, take a listen and hit us up with your thoughts and lists.

Episode 44 - What Is In A Name

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Episode 44 is all about great band names. So what makes a great band name? Does a band’s name make you want to check them out? Does it turn you off? These are just some of the questions Nate and Mike try to solve in our first episode of 2019. So get your name tags ready , take a listen and then send us your favorite band names.


As always if your band appears on the podcast and you are pissed off about it please let us know and we will remove it. Remember support the bands, go to shows, buy the music and keep it alive.

Episode 43 - Watching TV With The Headphones On

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High Five

to music with a tv reference

Pop culture references in music are one of our favorite things to discuss. Whether it is a clever lyric, title or even a sound clip, punk rock is littered with these little tidbits. In our last episode of the year Nate and Mike sat down to discuss the TV reference in music something that proved to be a little more difficult than one would think. So sit back, take a listen and then send in your list because we can’t wait to see what you clever folks come up with. 

Episode 42 - Welcome To Our Nightmare (Halloween Special)

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Halloween and music go hand in hand. Whether its old fashioned rock n roll, doo-wop, metal, goth , punk or even hip hop there is something about the macabre that fuels artists. And since Halloween is just around the corner we thought it was about time we did a Halloween special like the time Stevil showed up on Family Matters.  So sit back, relax with your favorite treats and take a listen to some of our favorite tunes for the season.  Then send in your list and if you are feeling it a pic of your fav costume.  Oh yeah and watch out for those razor blades.

Episode 41 - Welcome To The Working Week

Episode 41 – Welcome to the Working Week

Welcome to the working week oh, I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you but Episode 41 is all about the songs that make up your work/school week.  Maybe it is a song that got you through the Monday blues or about the Friday you fell in love. And just maybe it is something much more literal like Thursday Night.  Either way music frames many of our work weeks and this episode is all about finding that song for the day of the week.  So sit back take a listen and send in your lists because it is better than another boring TPS report.

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Episode 40 - Nate and Mike's Epic Road Trip

Episode 40 - Nate and Mike's Epic Road Trip

The road trip is inherently linked with summer. Something about hitting the open road with nothing but blue skies, pavement and road stop snacks screams summer time.  Whether it is with friends, family or a solo trip no road adventure is without its soundtrack.  Episode 40 is all about road trip jams.  So join Nate and Mike as they pick some of their favorite songs for the road. Then channel your inner Clark Griswold and get us your list for road trip jams. 

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Episode 39 - What The Fest? Side B

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PART 2 of Episode 39

Episode 39 features our first return guest. The always entertaining , Olds Alberta legend and record collector extraordinaire, Mr. Jay Radke. Jay sat down with Nate and Mike on a hot summer night to discuss the festival they would most want to attend in the coming year and the reasons why.  So kick back and listen to Mike pretend he will actually commit to something, Nate tell us about all the awesome bands he has already seen and Jay explain the story of why going to see Propagandhi on a cold Slovenian night might not always go as planned. Oh yeah, and maybe send us your list too.  

Episode 39 - What The Fest? Side A

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Episode 39 features our first return guest. The always entertaining , Olds Alberta legend and record collector extraordinaire, Mr. Jay Radke. Jay sat down with Nate and Mike on a hot summer night to discuss the festival they would most want to attend in the coming year and the reasons why.  So kick back and listen to Mike pretend he will actually commit to something, Nate tell us about all the awesome bands he has already seen and Jay explain the story of why going to see Propagandhi on a cold Slovenian night might not always go as planned. Oh yeah, and maybe send us your list too.  

  

Episode 38 - The Best of 2018 (So Far)

So it is June and that means the year is half way over. Can you believe it?  We couldn’t. But it turns out that it is true. Who knew?  Anyway, that means it was time to come up with a best of 2018 so far list that we can all scrutinize.   So take a break from your summer activities kick back and listen to Nate and Mike discuss some of their favorite albums of 2018 so far.  You might even get to find out the answer to our first listener submitted question.  And then when you are done we would love to hear what you have to say. So send in your lists.  OH YEAH!!!!

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Episode 37 - Let The Expletives Fly

Episode 37 -  Let The Expletives Fly

Episode 37 is all about using the "F" word to get your point across. Whether it is to a person , establishment or even just the world, punk rock has really embraced the word. So Nate and Mike sat down to discuss some of their favorite uses of the word in the music we love. Sit back, get your censor button ready and then tell us to "F" off or better yet get us your list.

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Episode 36 - A Tribute To Asian Man Records

Asian Man Records has been a main stay of the independent music scene since the early 90s and have put out a ton of great bands and releases all while staying true to their DIY ethics. Episode 36 is our tribute to this label and its founder Mike Park. So sit back and enjoy while Nate and Mike try and pinpoint some of their favorite Asian Man Records releases. Then get the old pen and paper out and get us your list. 

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Episode 35 - The Potluck

So what is the best thing about this podcast? Some people might say the witty banter and the friendship that Nate and Mike share. Well actually no one is saying that but if you are like me it is getting to hear new music/bands/albums.  Episode 35 is dedicated to bringing new music to the table. So Nate and Mike sat down and tried to find 5 songs that the other may not have heard and would hopefully enjoy. Did they succeed? Well put on some headphones and find out. Then if you are daring send in your lists of bands you think we should check out. 

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