On September 26, 2020 6:00 PM (MST) Richard will host an on-line pay-what-you-can In Conversation with Andrew Phung. He is an actor, improviser, and emcee hailing from Calgary, Alberta. Andrew has been performing improv at the Loose Moose Theatre Company since he was 16.
He is an alumnus of Avenue Magazines Top 40 under 40 list and is a three-time winner (2017, 2018, and 2020) of the Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor/Guest Star in a Comedy Series for his work on KIM’S CONVENIENCE. His recent credits include THE BEAVERTON, LITTLE ITALY, and CIFF 2020 selection, EVENTS TRANSPIRING BEFORE, AFTER, AND DURING A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL GAME. Andrew is father to two wonderful boys, and husband to the amazing Tamara. Andrew also has over 400 pairs of sneakers…no, seriously.
This week on the Richard Crouse Show we talk about one of the most enduring Canadian rock and roll hit of all time. John Picard of The Kings said, “We never made a million dollars, but we had a song that people love and has stood the test of time.”
40 years ago The Kings released their Bob Ezrin produced debut album, “The Kings Are Here” on the US major label Elektra Records. That same month, their smash hit single “This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ to Glide” first entered the Billboard Hot 100.
And on August 23rd, 1980, The Kings closed the now-legendary Heatwave Festival, a giant outdoor concert some called “Punk Woodstock” that drew 100,000 people to Mosport Park, just north of Bowmanville, Ontario.
The Kings played alongside Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The Pretenders, Nick Lowe and Rockpile, Teenage Head, the B-52’s, and more. The Kings and Teenage Head were the only bands that gave permission to be filmed. As Teenage Head’s audio has disappeared, the only surviving footage of that iconic night is of The Kings, and now you can see the 30-minute concert movie “The Kings: Live at Heatwave” at their YouTube channel.
With band members Dave Diamond and John Picard a.k.a. Mister Zero, we talk about the only surviving, authentic, and original sync footage from that legendary concert and, of course, we’ll celebrate four decades of one of the greatest double-A sides ever “This Beat Goes On / Switchin’ to Glide…”
Then, we go back to the vault to find an interview I did with producer Bob Ezrin from his Los Angeles home in 1994. Ezrin produced The Kings, but he is best known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Andrea Bocelli and Phish. His career in music has spanned four decades and he continues to work with acts such as Deftones and Thirty Seconds to Mars.
We talk about how he got his first big musical break producing Alice Cooper and some fascinating behind the scenes stories of working with Cooper and Peter Gabriel.
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Richard speaks to “CTV News at 11:30” anchor Andria Case about movies on VOD and in theatres to watch this weekend including “Misbehaviour” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Kiera Knightley, Ethan Hawke as the legendary inventor in “Tesla” and the activist doc “We Are Many.”
Richard speaks to “CTV News at Six” anchor Andria Case about television and movies to watch this weekend including “The Terminator” on ctv.ca to celebrate Linda Hamilton’s birthday, the Netflix “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel “Ratched,” the meta-biographicxal comedy “Jann” on CTV and the Evan Rachel Wood dramedy “Kajillionaire.”
On the September 26, 2020 episode of “Pop Life” Richard speaks to Stand-up Comic & host of CNN’s “United Shades of America” W. Kamau Bell. His Twitter bio reads, “I tell jokes, but I’m not kidding.” Find out what he means in this exclusive, full-length “Pop Life” interview.
Richard and CP24 anchor Cristina Tenaglia have a look at the new movies coming to theatres, VOD and streaming services including the oddball comedy “Kajillionaire” starring Richard Jenkins and Evan Rachel Wood, the poignant Brticom “Misbehaviour” with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley and the second Richard Jenkins movie of the week, “The Last Shift.”
Richard and “CP24 Breakfast” host Pooja Handa have a look at some special streaming opportunities and television shows to watch over the weekend including “The Pursuit of Happyness,” a movie to celebrate Will Smith’s birthday on ctv.ca, “The Social Dilemma,” the Netflix documentary that may make you give up facebook, the Crave political doc “Agents of Chaos” and the bingeable “A Very English Scandal” on Amazon Prime Video starring Hugh Grant and Ben Wishaw.
Richard sits in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres, VOD and streaming services including the oddball comedy “Kajillionaire” starring Richard Jenkins and Evan Rachel Wood, the poignant Brticom “Misbehaviour” with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley and the second Richard Jenkins movie of the week, “The Last Shift.”