In case you keep in mind again to the times when MuchMusic known as itself “the nation’s music station” and really performed music movies, you little question keep in mind a number of the TV channel’s hosts.
Erica Ehm was a biggie, as was J.D. Roberts, earlier than he stopped rockin’ and have become staid John Roberts of FOX Information.
Then there have been insightful hosts like Sook-Yin Lee and George Stroumboulopoulos, and guys with center names like Terry David Mulligan and Kim Clarke Champniss.
However my favorite MuchMusic host was at all times Ed the Sock, the scowling, cigar-chomping, green-haired, grey sock puppet with the gravelly voice. That grouchy little bugger might nicely have been the inspiration for Triumph the Insult Canine, even when he wasn’t fairly as humorous.
I hadn’t heard a lot about Ed the Sock currently, till yesterday’s announcement that he and his creator, Steve Werzner, have been launching a web based video music-channel known as NewMusicNation that claims to deliver again the spirit of MuchMusic, up to date with hip new hosts and specializing in impartial Canadian artists.
“When MuchMusic took a mud nap, it left Canadian artists stranded,” says Ed the Sock in a press launch. “We’re going to shine a lightweight on impartial musicians and deal with them like stars.
“NewMusicNation is what MuchMusic can be immediately if it hadn’t shit the mattress,” provides Ed. “We as Canadians constructed the very self-aware, private, good, anarchic expertise. Firms killed it. We’re taking it again!”
“NewMusicNation exists as a result of there may be a lot video music on-line,” says NMN president Kerzner, “an excessive amount of for folks to navigate on their very own. NMN and its new VJs will separate the wheat from the chaff and curate nice musical experiences within the much-missed fashion of traditional MuchMusic. Curated by people, not algorithms.”
NewMusicNation is asking artists throughout Canada who’ve music movies to submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.