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Oct 2, 2018

This week on the show I welcome broadcaster and former educator Stephen Hurley to the NSTS studios. In addition to going through Stephen's skin-vibrating songs, our chat is centred around music education, and the fact that in schools, music is often a subject when it should instead be an experience. 

I love talking music with guys like Stephen, because he's an old soul that truly cherishes music for what can be learned from it, and what it can tell us about ourselves. The highlights of our chat include critical points in music's evolution, Sting's bass lines, Elton John's piano playing ability, the importance of having a musical 'pusher', and our differing opinions involving Eric Clapton. Fun episode. 


Hurley's playlist:

The Eagles - Desperado

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

Vanity Fare - Hitching a Ride

The Band - The Weight

Neil Young - Long May You Run

Looking Glass - Brandy

Garfield - Give My Love To Anne

Cat Stevens - Father and Son

Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally