The Essence of Cool Season 1 w/ David Yazbeck

Written by on 04/30/2023

Sundays 2pm-4pm and Fridays 10am-12pm EST

David Yazbeck

On today’s episode, we chat with Radio DJ and amateur musicologist, David


If you live in Canada’s capital city Ottawa, you’ll know David from his long-running

radio show Thursday Special Blend on CKCU-FM. A veritable institution, David’s

show has been on the air for 16 years, introducing Canadians to a multitude of

musical talent, from local indie bands to award-winning international artists. With

an encyclopedic knowledge of music, his tastes range from rock, punk, and postpunk,

to ambient, experimental, and jazz.

On this episode, David makes his case for why The National, Sonic Youth, and

punk icons, The Clash are, the essence of cool.






Bernard Frazer is a Canadian songwriter/musician whose synth pop band Church of Trees has topped independent charts around the world. He is also a former television producer/writer of such shows as Real Life with Erica Ehm (Life Network), The Dini Petty Show (CTV), Miracle at Niagara, and New Year’s Eve Niagara Falls

In Season 2, we’ve scheduled episodes with the great Phil Thornalley (The Cure, Duran Duran, etc), Kevin Hearn (Lou Reed, Barenaked Ladies), Men without Hats’ Ivan Doroschuk, legendary rocker June Millington (Fanny, Earl Slick, Bonnie Raitt), the great Jay Semko of 5-time Juno nominated Northern Pikes, indie star Vicki Brittle, and more.

We’ve also scheduled a series of episodes discussing the life and musical impact of Canadian producer, and songwriter, Tim Thorney (Alanis Morrisette, Cassandra Vasik, etc). For this very special series, we’ll be joined by former Much Music VJ Erica Ehm, Juno award-winner Hill Kourkoutis, ‘drummer to the stars’ Randy Cooke, Tim’s brother Tom, and Tim’s longtime engineer and friend, Adam Fair.

Stay Tuned!

Continue reading

Bombshell Radio

Current track