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Ex-Hockey Night In Canada and TSN broadcaster (and music guy!) Paul Romanuk chats with great Canadian music people about the greatest band in the history of pop music - The Beatles. Each episode will feature a different guest, who will dive into, track by track, their favourite Beatles or Beatles solo album. Some of the biggest names in Canadian music tell their stories about discovering the Beatles and their music. Join us, as we stroll along the Cast Iron Shore and peel back the layers of ...
 
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What's one more opinion, right? The Walrus Was Paul host Paul Romanuk has his take on the spectacular Peter Jackson Get Back documentary that has the Beatles (and non-Beatles) world buzzing. In a nutshell - how about some appreciation for the amazing work of the project's original director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg? Not only is he responsible for the 6…
 
Musician and Musicologist Mike Daley joins host Paul Romanuk to discuss side two of John Lennon's 1974 solo album Walls and Bridges (they discuss side one of the record in the previous episode, S2 E9). In Beatles lore, this is the famous "Lost Weekend" album that Lennon recorded when he was separated from Yoko Ono for about 18 months. Side two feat…
 
Brian McFarlane has written so many books he has lost count, but never one about his life in hockey. Approaching age 90, he finally decided it was time, at the behest of Michael Holmes, executive editor at ECW. McFarlane is familiar to generations of fans from his three-decade tenure at Hockey Night in Canada as well as working in the U.S. with CBS…
 
Musician and musicologist Mike Daley talks to host Paul Romanuk about the first side of John Lennon's 1974 solo album Walls and Bridges - Lennon's so-called "Lost Weekend" album that he recorded while he was separated from Yoko Ono. Lots of cool stuff in here, including Lennon working with Elton John on the album's biggest hit, Whatever Gets You Th…
 
Musician and songwriter Alun Piggins talks to host Paul Romanuk in Part 2 of our look at The Beatles 1994 album The Beatles Live At The BBC. Tracks discussed in this episode include I Feel Fine, Ticket To Ride and Love Me Do. Although his grunge days are behind him, Alun used to front The Morganfields, a grunge band that enjoyed a run of success in…
 
Alun Piggins, the former front man of the Canadian, early 90s, grunge band The Morganfields, drops by on this episode to talk with host Paul Romanuk about The Beatles 1994 release The Beatles Live At The BBC. Alun's music - both playing in bands and as a solo artist - has been heavily influenced by his early days spent listening to Beatles records.…
 
The Weber Brothers - Sam and Ryan - head up a crackin' episode as they dive into 1964's Beatles For Sale, track by track with host Paul Romanuk. If there is an underrated Beatles record, this may be it. It was The Beatles 2nd album of 1964 and came during a busy year that saw them touring the world, starring in a movie and recording two albums. Lot…
 
Canadian indie music icon Stephen Stanley (Lowest of The Low, Stephen Stanley Band) talks to Paul Romanuk about the 1988 album Travelling Wilburys Vol. I. The album has a Beatles connection, as musical legends Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne teamed up with former Fab George Harrison. Stephen talks about his love of the record, Bob …
 
In Part Two of our look at The Beatles 1968 classic, The White Album, songwriter/musician Jane Gowan of The Real Shade talks about Sides 3 & 4, track by track, with host Paul Romanuk. Lots of info about The Real Shade, and Jane's latest venture with Rheostatics singer/songwriter Tim Vesely, can be found at therealshade.com…
 
The fantastic guitarist and singer/songwriter Terra Lightfoot talks about Sides One and Two of the Beatles eponymous 1968 double album - what has become known the world over as The White Album. Terra goes through the album, with host Paul Romanuk, track by track. As usual, lots of talk about her career and music as well. If you're looking for more …
 
In this episode, Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and co-founder of the 70s band Klaatu - Terry Draper - talks with host Paul Romanuk about the North American release Beatles '65 album, track-by-track. For a brief history of the band, here's a link to their Wikipedia page. Here's a brief playlist I've put together on Apple Music that give…
 
Series Two of The Walrus Was Paul opens with musician and author Dave Bidini, of the Rheostatics, talking to host Paul Romanuk about the final studio album that the Beatles released, 1970's Let It Be. For an extremely granular look at the Get Back sessions (ie Let It Be), I highly recommend a visit to the website theymaybeparted.com The site's host…
 
An Olympic misstep might be how the public defines a career, but it hardly defines a high-performance athlete’s life. When Perdita Felicien crashed into the first hurdle in the 100-metre final at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, all the reigning world champion from Canada could do was watch the race play out on a video screen high above the track. …
 
Hockey player’s are told to go to the net but Ryan Minkoff took his shot from the perimeter of the sport's universe. Through his path in the game, readers gain an idea of how the sport operates on the far reaches of its icy landscape. Minkoff’s premise in Thin Ice (Lyons Press) is essentially that if you have some talent and take your approach seri…
 
In the sport of Kings, Eurico Rosa da Silva (Seven-Time Outstanding Jockey – The Jockey Club of Canada) reigned at Woodbine Racetrack, but for most of his life, he was living in a mental dungeon. When writing his biography with Bruce McDougall, he held steadfast that this would not just be a book about his success as a jockey. The pages had to pain…
 
The analytics wave had yet to sweep over the NHL when Brantt Myhres played in the league from 1994-2003. To be frank, goals, assists and plus/minus didn’t even matter that much in his role as enforcer. It was win lose or draw, no different from a heavyweight fighter. So why do metrics apply to a man that last played a game almost 20 years ago? Beca…
 
Breathe easy Canada. This isn’t the only country where parents have gone crazy over watching their kids play minor hockey. Esteemed writer Rich Cohen (Contributing Editor - Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair), navigated the Connecticut interstate with his son Micah during the Ridgefield Bears 2018-19 AA Pee-Wee season and emerged on the other end with his …
 
The reason that players like James Worthy and Michael Jordan were able to leave college “early” and enter the NBA draft or later, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James could do the same from highschool was because Spencer Haywood challenged the system and won. 50 years ago, the concept of “one-and-done” or “early entry” was born after a landmark Supreme Cou…
 
In the final episode of series one of The Walrus Was Paul, the founder of Canadian indy band The Pursuit of Happiness, Moe Berg, talks with host Paul Romanuk about the Beatles Canadian-only release from 1964 "Long Tall Sally". Find Moe Berg on Twitter and Instagram at the handle: @moetpoh Find Paul Romanuk on Twitter and Instagram at the handle: @t…
 
Canadian musician and producer Tim Bovaconti lets the joy shine through as he talks about one of his favourite Beatles records - 1964's A Hard Day's Night - with host Paul Romanuk. Tim Bovaconti's webpage: timbovaconti.com Tim on FaceBook: www.facebook.com/timbovaconti The Walrus Was Paul web page: www.romycast.com Paul on Twitter or Instagram: @th…
 
One of Canada's premier songwriters, Ron Sexsmith, talks with host Paul Romanuk about George Harrison's 1987 album "Cloud Nine", track-by-track. Ron Sexsmith's website: www.ronsexsmith.com Ron on Twitter: @ronsexsmith The Walrus Was Paul web page: www.romycast.com Paul on Twitter or Instagram: @the_romycast…
 
In the final episode of 2020, multi-talented singer/composer and founding member of Canadian alternative band Odds, Craig Northey, discusses the North American only 1970 compilation The Beatles Again (aka Hey Jude) with host Paul Romanuk. Paul also shares a couple of his favourite records from 2020. Find Craig here: http://www.dogofthunder.com Find…
 
Paul & Linda McCartney's 1971 classic RAM gets the track-by-track The Walrus Was Paul treatment as singer/songwriter Dave Merrit and drummer Philip Shaw Bova, of the indy band The Golden Seals, chat with host Paul Romanuk. If you enjoy the episode..... please share or leave a review. Find The Golden Seals here: thegoldenseals.com Their Bandcamp sit…
 
In hockey, either you are trying to keep the puck out, or put it in the net. Whether you are Wayne Gretzky, who has scored an NHL record 894 times or a member of the NHL's one goal club, they all count the same. Ken Reid (Sportsnet) tracked down 39 players who have lit the lamp just once, and in the process, turned footnotes into features, bringing…
 
Hockey fans in Canada know Paul Romanuk best from his broadcasting days at TSN and Hockey Night in Canada (Sportsnet), but for well over 30 years, he has also written Hockey Superstars, an annual release that showcases the NHL's best, to kids. The 2020-21 edition was released on Oct. 6, and Romanuk joined us to discuss the challenges of producing t…
 
Canadian singer/songwriter, and lifetime John Lennon admirer, Jerry Leger discusses Lennon's emotionally raw 1971 record, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band with host Paul Romanuk. Lots of talk about Jerry Leger's fantastic work as well, including his 2020 release Time Out For Tomorrow. Find Jerry Leger at: jerryleger.com He's on Twitter: @jerryleger or …
 
Serge Savard grew up in rural Quebec following WWII in an era known as Le Grand Noirceur (The Great Darkness), but he didn't see it that way. Confident and astute, Savard went from playing hockey on outdoor rinks reminiscent of illustrations in Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater, to starring for the Montreal Canadiens from 1966-67 - 80-81. Once he r…
 
When journalist Dave Shoalts joined us for Season 2, Episode 5 to discuss Hockey Fight in Canada, his book about the rights battle for Hockey Night in Canada (HNIC), he told us that his print stories about the storied program always moved the dial. It's true, HNIC gets people talking...and writing. Al Strachan had a long history with the show as a …
 
Joe Murphy lives in the precarious crack that lies between an uplifting ending or a tragic conclusion. Once upon a time he was the first NCAA player selected in the NHL Draft, a Stanley Cup winner and an eccentric teammate, but today he is homeless and in clear need of mental health care. Could a vicious hit sustained in one of the 779 career games…
 
Ron Hawkins sings of "a wounded soldier from the bad old days," in his song Peace and Quiet, which Tim Thompson wove together with archived footage to create his acclaimed ode to the Toronto Maple Leafs. That lyric rings true when examining the tenure of former captain Rick Vaive. A prolific scorer, he was named team captain at the age of 22 and ne…
 
The Beatles amazing 1966 album, Revolver, gets the track-by-track go through from Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart and host Paul Romanuk. Lots of Beatles and Barenaked Ladies talk. Tyler Stewart and Barenaked Ladies info here: www.barenakedladies.com Tyler Stewart on Twitter: Baldy67 The Walrus Was Paul website: https://www.romycast.com Paul …
 
Manon Rheaume was always in a league of her own. Mention her name to hockey fans and most will remember the media frenzy that accompanied her appearance in net with the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL exhibition play in 1992. While GM Phil Esposito got the attention he sought for his expansion team, Rheaume’s professionalism under the spotlight illu…
 
Musicians Alec Fraser and Mike Daley of the Fraser/Daley Band talk to host Paul Romanuk about the Beatles explosive debut record, 1963's Please Please Me. The boys have plenty of insights and observations as they go through the record track by track. Find Fraser/Daley here: https://fraserdaley.com Mike Daley's website is here: https://mikedaleymusi…
 
On Nov. 3, 1995, the Toronto Raptors tipped off against the New Jersey Nets and changed the sports landscape of the city. The Raptors are now a team to be reckoned with but it wasn’t long ago that people would have laughed at the notion they would ever win an NBA title, let alone by the time their 25th anniversary rolled around. Why did they become…
 
If you are a hockey fan, you probably know the story of Willie O’Ree. In 1958, he became the first black player to skate in an NHL game when his Boston Bruins faced the Montreal Canadiens. The feat wasn’t heralded at the time and Mr. O’Ree’s NHL career lasted just 45 games, though he would go on to play professional hockey until 1979. Following his…
 
Musician, singer and songwriter Julian Taylor discusses the 1973 global smash hit album Band On The Run, by Paul McCartney and Wings, with host Paul Romanuk. You can find lots of info on Julian Taylor here: https://www.juliantaylormusic.ca He's on Twitter: @jtaylorband The Walrus Was Paul website is: https://www.romycast.com Paul is on Twitter: @th…
 
Whether it is an attention-grabbing quote, transaction or ruling, Brian Burke has always made a splash wherever he has worked, from the NHL head office, to running a marquee franchise. He is well known for his tenure as the leagues’ disciplinarian and his time at the helm of the Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flam…
 
Christopher Ward co-wrote a global million selling song, was Canada's first VJ and has interviewed both Paul McCartney AND George Harrison. He chats with host Paul Romanuk about his favourite Beatles album, Help!, track by track. Christopher's website: https://www.christopherward.ca Find his podcast here: Famous Lost Words The Walrus Was Paul websi…
 
As a child, Sami Jo Small had visions of summer Olympic glory, but those podium dreams would be realized through a winter sport. When she began playing hockey as the only girl on a boys team in Winnipeg, there had yet to be an IIHF Women’s World Championship or competition at the winter games. An excellent athlete, she landed a scholarship to Stanf…
 
Host Paul Romanuk talks with Stephen Stanley, solo artist and founding member of iconic Canadian indy band Lowest Of The Low. Stephen gets into his favourite Beatles record: 1967's Magical Mystery Tour. Find Stephen online at: stephenstanleyband.com He's on Twitter here: @sstanleymusic Insta: @stephenstanley Facebook: www.facebook.com/sstanleyband/…
 
As we entered a new millennium, the LA Lakers were in search of the sequel to Showtime. GM Jerry West was looking for answers after the curtain had dropped on Magic, Kareem and Worthy. He found them in Shaq, a larger than life centre and a petulant, singularly focused, rising superstar named Kobe. In assembling this new era of dominance under head …
 
Canadian musician/song writer/author Dave Bidini chats with host Paul Romanuk about the Beatles 1967 landmark album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Find Dave here: https://www.rheostatics.ca or here: https://www.westendphoenix.com Paul on Twitter or Insta: @the_romycastBy Paul Romanuk
 
Before Auston Matthews, there was another American star that wore No. 34 for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Twenty years ago, on March 11, 2000, his life changed forever and a promising career was compromised in an instant. Bryan Berard was a dynamic defenseman, drafted first overall in 1995, he won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year after his first…
 
It’s a first! We cover a children’s book. Put your preconceptions aside, because although The Ice Chips series is aimed at kids, the historical and contemporary themes carry a weight that people from all ages and walks of life can appreciate. So, who created this ongoing tale of a diverse time-traveling minor hockey team? Prolific Canadian journali…
 
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