Odds-Heterosexual Man is today’s almost forgotten track
Most of our Canadian friends will remember this one well, though its probably been awhile since they saw the video…The Odds were, and in a new lineup kinda way, are, a Vancouver band that actually did quite well the first time around…they wrote great pop songs with sometimes strange concepts, like this one…and, south of the border, made a bit of a mark too through an association with Warren Zevon for a while…these days, Craig Northey leads a band by this name, but the other three originals have, I believe, moved on…Northey, in the meantime, has also established himself on his own, most notably as the composer of the theme for one of Canada’s most popular TV shows, Corner Gas, soon to become an animated series if it isn’t already, while the singer on this track, Steven Drake, is producing now, including the latest 54/40 album…and, just so you know, that’s sixty per cent of The Kids in the Hall introducing and acting in the video.
Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.
His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992,Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.
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