The Tim Gavin Show

The Tim Gavin Show

By Tim Gavin
A Holistic Look at Music

Each week, Tim Gavin does a deep dive into Pop Culture, Music Charts, Music History, and some amazing Albums. Learn what shaped artists and their music, and find unexpected connections in Pop Culture.
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Beaver Hour (Happy Canada Day)
It's Canada Day this week. I don't talk much about Canadian Content on this Podcast, but this episode is an exception. I'm examining all Provinces and Territories and looking for artists and albums I like. There was a ton of stuff I just heard for the first time and dug right away. So we're going to find some great Canadian Music, find some connections, and maybe figure out what makes Canadian Artists stand out from the rest of the world. Huge thank you to Aislene Shewfelt from "The Feminist Critique" Podcast for joining me on "Still The Number 1" in the latter half of the episode. Listen to The Feminist Critique Here: https://anchor.fm/the-feminist-critique Sources: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/beaver-hour-show-notes-and-sources Music Credits: MILLENNIALS by Analog By Nature (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/57150 I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque Madrugada-Matrixx & Dappa's Brazilian DiscoHouse Remix by MatrixAndDappa (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/MatrixAndDappa/10837 Ft: Tamy Odea
41:51
June 29, 2020
Jump In On The Remix
Bit of a shorter one this week. Talking about the history of the Remix. One thing I love about remixes is how un-traditional they are. Taking established pieces of art and turning them into something new. Something that I think is important. All Music Is Real Music and remixes add to this point by a lot. Remixes are also an important part of music majorly contributed to by POC and the LGBTQA+ Community.  I fly solo on "Still The Number 1" this week, keeping it short and talking about what as big this time last year. Old Town Road (Remix) was topping the charts and I argue it's an important song and earned that Number 1 Spot, but is it STILL GOOD? Listen and find out. I also get into the philosophy of this podcast at the end and (GASP) I get a little political. Notes and Further Reading:  https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/jump-in-on-the-remix-notes-and-further-listening Song Credits: Fistful of Dub (Feat. Snowflake and DJ Vadim) by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/53277 Ft: snowflake and DJ Vadim Voyage Back by C.Portable (c) copyright 2006 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/portable/4152 Staying Positive by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/59438 Ft: greg_baumont Madrugada-Matrixx & Dappa's Brazilian DiscoHouse Remix by MatrixAndDappa (c) copyright 2007 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/MatrixAndDappa/10837 Ft: Tamy Odea
21:48
June 22, 2020
The Missing Link Between Grunge and Bro Country
I know it's a stretch, but there is some genuine six degrees of separation stuff going on here. This week I connect the dots between one of the most important musical movements in a generation all the way to Bro Country and it's all because of Canada (well...one Canadian producer). I also look at music that was popular on the singles charts in 1999 with my friend and mentor Claire Spencer (PD and Mornings on Air 106.1 in Airdrie) and revisit two bands I used to love but have changed opinions on in recent years. Sources, Notes, and Further Listening: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/the-missing-link-between-grunge-and-bro-country-show-notes-further-listening-and-sources Social Media: https://linktr.ee/TimGavin Credits: Hosted, Written and Produced by Tim Gavin. Special Guest: Claire Spencer. Artwork done by Sarah Miranda. Song Credits: Voyage Back by C.Portable (c) copyright 2006 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/portable/4152 MILLENNIALS by Analog By Nature (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/57150 Staying Positive by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/59438 Ft: greg_baumont I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque
24:54
June 15, 2020
New Wave Part 3: Everything After.
On our last look at New Wave, we take a look at how artists within the genre started deviating from the Pop Direction it was going in. We look at how bands went from New Wave into Industrial, Alternative, and Progressive Rock, and how New Waves Influence stretched into the present. During Still The Number One; Scott and I look at this week in 2003, right before the Post-Punk Revival took off to see what was popular. We really had no idea it would be this big. Thank you to Sarah Miranda for the New Cover Artwork. Sources and Further Listening: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/new-wave-part-3-notes-sources-and-further-listening Chart used for Still The Number 1: https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/2003-06-14 Song Credits: Song Credits: MILLENNIALS by Analog By Nature (c) copyright 2018 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/57150   I dunno by grapes (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/grapes/16626 Ft: J Lang, Morusque Staying Positive by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/59438 Ft: greg_baumont
29:11
June 8, 2020
New Wave Part 2: North America, Local New Wave, Cultural Exchange
We are on Part 2 of our look into New Wave. This week we examine North America, its connections back and forth between the UK and the States, CBGB, and how Local Music Scenes shaped the sounds of New Wave for the US and Canada.  For Still The Number 1, Scott Mitchell chose 2013. Compared to the 80's theres a lot of stuff on this singles chart that hasn't aged well at all (In our opinions) but does Macklemore's "Can't Hold Us" still deserve that top spot all these years later? Sources, Further Listening, and Song Credits: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/new-wave-part-2-notes-and-further-listening
36:39
June 1, 2020
New Wave Part 1: The UK. Synthpop, and Post-Punk
New Wave is really hard to define. Even with all the exploring I've done this week I'm still blown away by how much diversity this genre has. I bet even if you think New Wave is a dirty word you'll find a new wave band that you'll like. On this episode I show off a bunch of connections in the UK New Wave scene, and explore genre's that are also lumped under New Wave. Scott Mitchell joins me on another "Still The Number 1" where we look at The UK and US album charts for 1980. Show Notes, Sources, Music Credits, and Further Listening: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/show-notes-new-wave-part-1
38:35
May 25, 2020
Hey Now; These Soundtracks are All Stars
Somebody once told you, as great as the movie is. The songs are an overlooked part of Shrek. That somebody was me, now put your finger and your thumb on the play button of this podcast. Now, the connections start coming and they don't stop coming. Starting with Shrek and we hit the ground running. Looking at Awesome Mix Volume 1 near the end. But right before that a deep dive into The Maxtrix So much to do, so much to hear so whats wrong with starting with a Kids film Thanks to Sarah Nick and Scott Mitchel For jumping in on this episode. Sources, Credits, and Notes: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/show-notes-hey-now-these-soundtracks-are-all-stars
28:08
May 18, 2020
Shake It Off Like A Polaroid Picture
Polaroids were Instagram decades before the internet even existed. Each photo like a mini-painting, a one of a kind picture you could hold in your hand and even be altered to your liking with a little trial and error. This week I dive into exactly how much impact Polaroids have on Pop Culture, and it's a lot more than a line from an Outkast Song. First I go over their history with Christopher Bonanos Author of :Instant: The Story of Polaroid" and City Editor for New York Magazine. Leading me to analyzing an album overflowing with Polaroid Imagery and hidden Nostalgia: Taylor Swifts "1989", leading me to taking a look at what was popular that year with Stingray Alberta North Program Director Gruff Gushnowski. Notes and sources: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/episode-notes-shake-it-off-like-a-polaroid-picture
49:50
May 11, 2020
L.A Riots, 80's Soundtrack Songs, and Australian Drum and Bass
Welcome to the first Episode of The Tim Gavin Show.  This week we look at the music that was inspired by the Los Angeles Riots of 1992. Such a complicated and intense part of the 90's that sparked a lot of social commentary in music in the months that followed. Still a few aspects I didn't end up covering, but still deserve your attention too. NOTE: With all the unrest around the Murder of George Floyd and the protests happening around the US. I want to use this platform to help change things for the better. This protest happened for the same reasons the L.A Riots did back in 1992. Because of corruption, and while I didn't go in depth on this podcast I encourage you to become more engaged, examine what went down for yourself, and be a part of the change for the better. Here's a donation link to the Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate After that; my buddy Scott Mitchell joins me on Zoom and we talk about what was popular around this time in 1984. We ask each other if Against All Odds by Phil Collins really deserved its Number 1 spot and what else we liked on the Billboard and RPM (Canada) singles charts.  Then I talk about one of my favorite albums; Pendulum's 2005 debut "Hold Your Colour". An album which I never hear talked about in North America, despite Pendulums popularity and acclaim around the world. Sources, Notes, and Commentary: https://gavintim183.wixsite.com/timgavin/post/the-tim-gavin-show-episode-notes-and-commentary
37:27
May 4, 2020
The Tim Gavin Show-Trailer
The Tim Gavin show is all about finding the little things that connect music together. Every episode we look around at Pop Culture History, Singles and Album Charts, and at the music itself and look for those small patterns to find the bigger picture. reNovation by airtone (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/60674More Info: https://linktr.ee/TimGavin
00:31
May 3, 2020
Still The Number 1: April,27,1996
We are starting fresh next week with The Tim Gavin Show. In the meantime I didn't want to leave you empty handed this week; my friend Scott Mitchell and I sat down and talked about what was Number One on the Charts in 1996. We asked if the Number 1's from that year had aged well, and what should have been higher on the charts.This is just one of the things you'll hear on The Tim Gavin Show.
16:10
April 27, 2020