Under The Covers, Up On Youtube

Emm & Danny

Remember back in May 2007 when I mentioned my pal, musical genius Danny Michel was planning to co-host a radio show for the CBC with his pal Emm Gryner? (If you don’t remember, click back and refresh your memory)

Well the pilot for that program aired quite a while ago, but it did get picked up, and Danny and Emm did record a season of the show.

… and it started yesterday.

Yeah, if you didn’t already know this, you already missed one airing–fortunately, that was just the pilot airing again. And I happen to have the pilot captured here for anyone who was interested (this is actually from the airing last May, but I think what played yesterday was identical.)

You can stream it here:or just download a relatively low quality version for play elsewhere (I’ve got a better copy here, but it’s A LOT bigger, and this is as good as radio anyway.)

Link to MP3Under The Covers – Episode 1 (Pilot)

The show has its own section at the CBC’s site, including an episode guide that has lots of interesting details about upcoming shows. Some bits that grab me:

Cover songs have a long and storied history in North America, but they were also used as tools to perpetuate racism and segregation – find out why Elvis Presley’s career owed more to black R&B artists than his swivelling hips.

All that and an email from David Bowie, who finally reveals what he thinks of Danny’s countrified cover of Young Americans.

Have you ever listened to a song your whole life, and then discovered it’s actually a COVER?

And now, an added bonus for people who read this far: some Danny Michel performances!

First up, a live performance of Danny’s fever dream lucha libre tune, “14 Masks Of Danger”, from the new album:

And then for a closer, Danny closing a show with “I’m ‘a Love You Anyway”:


  5 comments for “Under The Covers, Up On Youtube

  1. Shannon
    June 30, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Will you capturing the next episode of Under the Covers and putting it in your blog? I won’t be able to listen to it next saturday. 🙁

  2. June 30, 2008 at 8:28 am

    I will probably be capturing it for my library, but I doubt I’ll keep posting them here.

    Do remember that CBC has feeds across several time zones, though, so if you’re going to miss it in your time zone, that doesn’t mean you will miss it entirely–I captured the pilot off the CBC Whitehorse feed several hours after it played in my time zone.

  3. Shannon
    June 30, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    I’ll be on vacation and away from a computer and radio, so i won’t be able to listen. Thank you for the info about the different feeds though.

  4. Amanda
    April 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    You said that you captured the rest of the Under the Covers episodes for your library. I’m interested in listening to them all. Any chance you’d be willing to share?

  5. Renita
    May 18, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Hello,
    I’d been listening to this program off of the CBC website, but not for AGES.

    I should have downloaded them all back then, but didn’t. Now it seems they’ve disappeared from the CBC website. Did you capture them in the end?

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