On the August 15, 2020 episode of “Pop Life” singer-songwriter, author, political activist and occasional actor Bob Geldof stops by the Pop Life bar. He became famous as the lead singer of the Irish rock band the Boomtown Rats in the late 1970s and became a legend when he and Midge Ure founded the charity supergroup Band Aid to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia and went on to organize the charity super-concert Live Aid… He is an accomplished solo artist whose charitable work continues to this day. We talk about the Boomtown Rats, “Citizens of Boomtown,” their first album in 36 years, the new single, “Trash Glam Baby” and much more.
Then the “Pop Life” panel, that’s Gordon Deppe of The Spoons, Monika Deol of Electric Circus and DeGrassi’s Stacie Mistysyn talk about revisiting the past in the here and now.
Film critic and pop culture historian Richard Crouse shares a toast with celebrity guests and entertainment pundits every week on CTV News Channel’s exciting talk show POP LIFE.
Featuring in-depth discussion and debate on pop culture and modern life, POP LIFE features sit-down interviews with celebrities from across the entertainment world, including rock legends Sting and Meat Loaf, musicians Josh Groban and Sarah Brightman, comedian Ken Jeong, writer Fran Lebowitz, superstar jazz musician Diana Krall, stand-up comedian and CNN host W. Kamau Bell, actors Danny DeVito and Jay Baruchel, celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Nigella Lawson, and many more.
This week on the May 31, 2020 episode of Richard Crouse Show we meet Gordon Deppe, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Spoons. The writer of big hits like “Romantic Traffic,” “Nova Heart,” “Old Emotions” and “Tell No Lies” joins me to talk about what should have been a celebratory summer season for The Spoons, who turn forty years old this year, the band’s brand new album “New Day New World”—and play the title track for us live!—why he doesn’t feel like writing songs right now and what it is like being married to a front line worker. Then, we speak to tv host, author, designer and olive oil farmer, Debbie Travis. From her home in London, England she describes what’s happening in her neighborhood, why she left her retreat in Tuscany when the pandemic started and why may be the perfect time to reinvent your life, which just happens to be the subject of her best selling book, “Design Your Next Chapter: How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life,” now out in paperback. Come visit with us! In isolation we are united!
Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Ethan Hawke, director Brad Bird, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Roberts, Brian Henson, Jonathan Goldsmith a.k.a. “The most interesting man in the world,” and best selling author Linwood Barclay.
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Check out episode eleven of Richard’s new web series, “In Isolation With…” It’s the talk show where we make a connection without actually making contact! Today, broadcasting directly from Isolation Studios (a.k.a. my home office), we meet Gordon Deppe, lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for The Spoons. The writer of big hits like “Romantic Traffic,” “Nova Heart,” “Old Emotions” and “Tell No Lies” joins me to talk about what should have been a celebratory summer season for The Spoons, who turn forty years old this year, the band’s brand new album “New Day New World”—and play the title track for us live!—why he doesn’t feel like writing songs right now and what it is like being married to a front line worker. Come visit with us! In isolation we are united!
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Richard appears in “New Day New World,” a new music video from legendary Canadian band The Spoons!
A video about hope for a new and better world, after the Covid19 pandemic. Featuring many special guests from the Canadian and International Music, Arts, TV, Film, Media, Cultural, Spiritual and Medical fields. New Day New World is the Fourth Single, and the Title Track, from Spoons 2019 album “New Day New World. Music performed by Gord Deppe, Sandy Horne, and Jeff Carter. Lyrics by Gord Deppe. Music Produced by JeffCarter. Video produced by Peter Sacco. Shot on iPhone.