It was supposed to be a monumental celebration of epic proportions. March 26, 2020 was supposed to mark the 100th episode of the CGCM Podcast. The Canadian Geeks were stoked to record this historic moment from the tap-house of their newest sponsor, Black Oak Brewing. There was going to be metal! There was going to be cake! Best of all there was going to be BEER!
As preparation for this centennial party were coming together, things were about to change. Like nothing we have ever witnessed, Covid-19 has effectively shut down our entire world. NBA, cancelled. NHL, cancelled. MLB, cancelled. Concert tours and festivals are dropping like flies. Self-Isolation, quarantines and social distancing are the catch phrases for 2020.
CGCM Podcast From Self Isolation
The Canadian Geeks called an emergency teleconference meeting. With the Meister in quarantine, the geeks were unable to even be in the same room together. After much deliberation, our 100th Episode was cancelled.
When we announced this via a Facebook Post we had quite a number of private messages concerned that we were pulling the plug on the show. This was not the case. In fact, quite the opposite. Our conversation actually revolved around how much more important podcasts are at this difficult time. We just decided that we were not willing to compromise our big 100th episode party in any way, shape or form. As a result, we are simply skipping our 100th show. When this mess is over we will circle back and throw the party you would expect from us. Did we mention there would be BEER?
The Show Must Go On! Welcome everyone to the 101st Episode of the Canadian Geeks Chatting Metal Podcast. The Meister and Wallygator deliver their most serious episode yet as they tackle the current world situation. Between the rants, stories and warnings they manage to squeeze in bunch of great music to help you forget about life for a while. Now does anyone have some extra toilet paper?
Paging Doctor Coxy, paging Doctor Coxy! We need some metal Stat! Welcome everyone to what was first going to be titles “Meet the Press”. The Canadian Geeks have decided to introduce everyone to members of the CGCM Podcast Website Staff. Hence “meet the press”.
This week, we have invited Staff Writer and all around great guy, Mr. Adam Cox. In discussing some ideas for a show theme. Some “old men” with various ailments came up. This may have had to do with the Meister constantly complaining about his plague or polyps of hangover. Somebody get him a Doctor!
Somehow this morphed into the sharing of some medical malpractice stories.
Join Dr. Coxy and his unruly interns select music from the CGCM musical medicine cabinet. So just sit right down. Relax. Open your ears real wide and say, "Give it to me straight Dr. Coxy I can take it!"
The Meister is at it again! Well, another Riot Radio, yes, but I meant travel. No virus named after crappy Mexican beer slows that fool down. After the cancellation of his planned HRH AOR Festival in the UK, his non-refundable flights dictated he head over anyway. But there will be zero breaks in our content this time around. Bad internet connections can’t hold us back. A broken laptop will not prevent CGCM Podcast from delivering the rock! That’s right folks, we were organized (first time for everything, right?) and recorded and edited this BEFORE he left! Here is CGCM PODCAST EP#98-Riot Radio Vol 18 (Meister)
If this happens to represent your first Riot Radio, welcome! The Riot Radio concept: Every other week CGCM brings you a podcast episode with less talk and more rock. Terrestrial radio has become homogenized. Satellite radio falling to the same fate. Remember the days when radio played bands like Helix and AC/DC etc and not just the hits, but deep cuts and new music? How about a brand new band? One that you’ve never heard before, perhaps even a foreign band? Miss those days? Well, CGCM is bringing them back! That’s what our Riot Radio is all about! The co-hosts take turns each week in playing solo DJ to spin some great Hard Rock/Metal music that you may be unfamiliar with and we feel needs to be showcased. You know…how terrestrial and satellite radio SHOULD be!
The Canadian Geeks are kicking things into overdrive. Back to back interview episodes! This week's episode features Firewolfe's drummer Jeffrey McCormack.
For those that may not be familiar, here is the readers digest version. Firewolfe are a killer "traditional" heavy metal band from Seattle Washington. Originally started as a side project for guitarists Nik Layton (Q5) and Paul Kleff (Reverence). Forewolfe was born.
From there they released 2011's self titles Firewolfe album and followed it up in 2014 with "We Rule The Night". After a lengthy hiatus, the band is now working on their highly anticipated third release.
Episode 97 - Jeffrey McCormack
Jeffrey McCormack recently sat down to discuss his rock n roll journey. His first concert, came courtesy of four make up wearing, fire breathing, blood spitting madmen. Peter Criss left a lasting impression and Jeffrey knew his chosen path. Even his first drum kit comes with an interesting back story.
From his days with Q5, his touring gigs with Heir Apparent, Fifth Angel, Nightshade and Bloodgood. His short tenure as a lead vocalist with Screams Of Angels and a shockingly cool story about his time in Alice "N" Chains! Note we said Alice N Chains and NOT Alice In Chains. An amazing story you don't want to miss!