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The Voice of Reason

Not a great year, John Hillerman passed away yesterday.

November 10, 2017 @ 8:03 AM

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Man, Magnum, P.I. seemed like a big deal when I was a kid.

November 10, 2017 @ 8:08 AM

The Voice of Reason

It may sound generational, but growing up in the 80's and 90's was great in so many ways.

November 10, 2017 @ 8:11 AM

Beatts

Eagerly awaiting the scolding Mike's going to get later on for purposely hiding this.

November 10, 2017 @ 8:22 AM

Cheryl

I'm here, but not first. Well, I was busy putting groceries away. They came a little late. Oh well, Grocery Gateway gives me better service if I get the first window of the day. Getting them late in the day they tend to be slow all the time. Probably they were slow because of the bad weather. Snow already. Anyway, my Cavs lost again. It sucks. They were winning at the half, but then they lost. My Coyotes lost in overtime. They blew it. This sucks. My Habs also lost again. They got fricken shut out. My Cardinals lost as well. Nobody won last night. That really sucks.

November 10, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

James Edgar

RIP John Hillerman. Pretty sure I watched every Magnum PI 3 times.

on a personal note I had a sleep study a few weeks back ,my second the first being at a clinic my my current Dr thinks is pretty much useless which is why she sent me for second one. the first one was inconclusive and did not explain why i only sleep about 4 hours a night and of course am exhausted all the time.

The new study diagnosed me with severe sleep apnea. Quite a difference and i have a CPAP machine to test for the next 5 weeks to see if i can make that work for me. First night I dragged it off my face after about 2 hours of very fitful sleep. I managed to last until 4am the next night and made it all the way through the next but did wake up at least a couple of times as it's pretty uncomfortable. I checked my fitbit and it showed a different pattern to my awake restless cycle and actually counted an extra 45 minutes over average sleep. Not conclusive but an encouraging sign.

Last night i finally slept through the night and kind of feel a bit more rested than usual. No change on the Fitbit though.

I've had a few friends go through this and having the CPAP literally changed there lives so I'm hopeful that mine will too.

I'm Tired of waking up tired as the Diodes sang back in the 70's

November 10, 2017 @ 8:46 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Just wondering, who will be the first in this section to post about separating the KOTJ episodes
from the main feed? I'd like to humbly apologize for inadvertently helping to stir that particular
hornet's last a few days ago. I'm very passionate about music in the way that some of your listeners/
readers are into sports, and it frustrates me that such a big deal is made over what should really be
a non-issue. Apologies to anyone who was offended.

November 10, 2017 @ 9:18 AM

Barry

James Edgar, my wife has been using a CPAP for the past four years and it's made a huge difference. Her sleep apnea is severe, but when she wears the CPAP, she doesn't snore at all.

Some masks are more comfortable than others -- if yours is uncomfortable you might be able to research better ones. I think I would have trouble wearing ANY of those masks, but my wife has no trouble. She also has one of the higher-end machines -- I think it's regularly around $1800, but after OHIP and her insurance rebate it netted about $300. These things are expensive, but worth it, as her sleeping experience is much better with the expensive machines, and they also make less noise. (Her first machine was low-end and it made a fair bit of noise that took some getting used to for me.)

I hope you're able to get comfortable with the mask, because it really is amazing what a difference these machines make.

November 10, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

Broni

@ James Edgar
I too use a CPAP machine and it took me a long time to get used to it, but eventually I did. I've used it for 5 years and I would say I only got truly used to it about 2 years ago.
For me, I discovered that the full face mask is the only style that works for me. The masks that only cover part of your face don't work for me.
I've found that I prefer Res-Med masks, but it's purely a personal choice. Your CPAP place should let you test different masks if you are having trouble finding one that you like.

November 10, 2017 @ 9:58 AM

James Edgar

Thanks for the input. My CPAP place is letting me figure out the masks . I have an under the nose one now as it's the least obtrusive ,hopefully that will be how I continue . I have an appointment Moday to go over how its going for me. One thing making it uncomfortable is that i may have a sensitive nose . It gets quite raw if i get a cold and have to blow my nose all the time and i had the same experience this week with the mask. I tried Vaseline with aloe last night and it's definitely better today. That may just be me getting used to it too but i think the vaseline helped. Maybe i just need to toughen up too .

I have a res-med machine but i think the mask maybe another brand I'll take a look. Res-med is the name that comes up first in a google search for the most comfortable masks so i can se myself with one in the future.

One question how are you keeping your masks clean?

November 10, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

mrmojorisinca

TGIF how's it going Toronto :)

How many games will the leafs win this weekend? I'm going 1-0-1

any thought on an easy way to get TFC playoff for the 29th?
also how does Stubhub already have tickets for sale for a game that hasn't gone on sale yet? and be legal? anyway someone? WTF

November 10, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

On the Toronto Mike'd front, there was a great deep dive yesterday with 93.5 The Move morning show host Blake Carter.

Next week, there are two deep dives and a KOTJ. Paul Romanuk and John Gallagher are the deep dives and Stephen Stanley (founding member of Lowest of the Low!) is kicking out the jams.

November 10, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Currently listening to the Blake Carter Deep Dive!! Can't wait to hear the John Gallagher return
visit as I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of his new book at my home library branch. The Stephen
Stanley KOTJ episode should be great as well! Always grateful for any and all content that is provided.

November 10, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Broni

@ James Edgar
I clean my mask with CPAP mask wipes that I get from my CPAP place.
I just couldn't get comfortable with the nose-only masks and I find that although the full-face mask makes me feel like a cyborg, its 4 points of adjustment let me get it more comfortable.

November 10, 2017 @ 1:15 PM

some Kate Meehan

Hi Mike .. If you like Vika Bull, try some Kate Meehan - another fine Aussie singer.

November 10, 2017 @ 1:27 PM

Greg

I attended the launch event for the Music from People City series last night at Massey Hall. It was cool to be standing on the stage while Tommy Ambrose performed 'People City'. I think Ambrose would make an interesting guest for Toronto Mike'd. Kudos to Retrontario for the People City video released this week.

November 10, 2017 @ 1:40 PM

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@Greg

It's a great doc, and Retrontario should be very proud. I'd have Tommy on, for sure.

November 10, 2017 @ 1:53 PM

chris

Poppies grow on Flanders Field, row on row.
Remember ALL those who fought for our freedom & country tomorrow.

November 10, 2017 @ 2:05 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Might you be able to get close enough to Ken of Rusty tonight to ask about a future Toronto
Mike appearance?

November 10, 2017 @ 2:40 PM

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@bsmntdwllr73

I've tried to get Ken. The problem is, he lives in Sudbury now!

I do have Andy from the Skydiggers coming over soon...

November 10, 2017 @ 2:44 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
That should be a great episode! Very underrated band! Their tribute album to Gene Clark
of The Byrds was great!!

November 10, 2017 @ 2:46 PM

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@bsmntdwllr73

And I have a funny story about mistaking Andy Maize for my furnace repair guy.

November 10, 2017 @ 2:47 PM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Well, in a world where CFL players often double as high school teachers in the off-season...
True story: My brother still owns a condo in Hamilton even though he now lives in Kingston,
and at one point there were a bunch of current and former Hamilton Ticat players living there!!

November 10, 2017 @ 2:50 PM

WCI

Good to see all these male predators having accusations against them brought into the light. These are numbering up into the 100's with some of these men. Looks good on Hollywood too; they always present themselves as these "good socially aware" people. As a former oil patch guy I always found them speaking out against oil and gas bullshit given they flew around in planes and lived in giant houses.

November 10, 2017 @ 3:11 PM

Blind Dave

I'm amazed to read about all the people who are dealing with sleep apnea. A couple of years ago I was reunited with my childhood best friend who I discovered is a long time sufferer. It took him quite some time to find his comfort zone but these days he is doing quite well.

I always thought CFL'ers worked at Home Hardware during the off-season. And yes, I am a CFL fan. The league is huge out here in the west.

Currently listening to the Mike Hogan episode. Great stuff!

Wear your poppy, please. I have already lost two this year, and I have replaced both.

November 10, 2017 @ 9:30 PM

H.o.E.

Launch of a Cygnus resupply vehicle to the ISS about to happen at 7:37 a.m.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

If you're going to be awake at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the sky is clear, you should be able to see the International Space Station from here in the GTA.
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=43.66667&lng=-79.41666&loc=Toronto&alt=119&tz=EST&satid=25544&mjd=58071.4569319562&type=V

November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

H.o.E.

Launch delayed by a plane that flew into the restricted area; probably now happening tomorrow (Sunday).

November 11, 2017 @ 7:54 AM

Cheryl

Well, mmy Suns lost again. That's no good. My Nets won though. Anyway, I need my Habs and Coyotes to win tonight. I also need my Cavs to win. Tomorrow I only have one football game. My Browns better win. I'm hardly getting any wins these days.

November 11, 2017 @ 8:04 AM

Beatts

Cheryl if it makes you feel any better our Leafs beat your dreaded Bruins last night.

November 11, 2017 @ 9:13 AM

Anonymous

Another LV Golden Shower win last night and they are pouring in soo many goals...
They will have more wins than that team from quebec and more wins than that Arizona team.
Actually,they will finish with more wins than both them teams combined !! I know they will for sure.

November 11, 2017 @ 9:31 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Anonymous
C'mon, Anonymous, at least have the courage of your convictions to come
up with a more original
pseudonym for when you are mocking the invincible Las Vegas Golden
Showers!! P.S., how are
we supposed to tell you apart from any other Anonymous on here? Put a
number to it!!

November 11, 2017 @ 9:50 AM

The Voice of Reason

Its Remembrance Day. I've found it pretty funny that the NFL has made a feeble attempt lately to wear military style camouflage team gear on the sidelines in a not so subtle way of saying "we support the military". What a bunch of pathetic goons. Nice try, a-holes. And I'm also disappointed in the VFW not having more spine and taking a more hard line stance than this. Send a message like the rest of us will this weekend.
As Canadians, we should start turning away from this farce of a league.

November 11, 2017 @ 9:59 AM

Anonymass

@bsmntdwllr73 WOW did a wino tinkle in your oatmeal this morning ???
The #1 LVGS fan will now be known as "Anonymass"

November 11, 2017 @ 11:10 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Anonymass
No, my oatmeal was fine this morning!! Don't have a problem with your comments on this
exciting new team, just looking for a way to differentiate you from any other Anonymous
folks who might dwell/lurk on here. Keep up the absurdly good work!! Remeber: it is important
to take pride in one's comments, even if only in a pseudonymous matter, like I choose to do (my
Nom de Post perfectly sums up my current and most-likely future circumstances!!

November 11, 2017 @ 11:18 AM

The Voice of Reason

@bsmntdwllr73

I think he was just pulling your chain.

November 11, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

Anonymass

@bsmntdwllr73....No offense taken BUT, by pulling my chain you opened up the floodgates....

November 11, 2017 @ 11:31 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Anonymass & @ The Voice of Reason
Just as long as there are no actual golden showers involved of any kind, it's all good in the
hood. Please note: Not trying to offend any fans/supporters of Golden Showers with this
particular comment thread!!

November 11, 2017 @ 12:50 PM

collingwood dave

Louis CK?..nooooo!!!. Please don't let Bill Burr be next, any Hollywood guy who has ever sexually harassed a women must be in bed quivering in the fetal position.

November 11, 2017 @ 4:03 PM

Neil Clarke Warren

I must confess that 25 to 35 years ago I was never sexually harassed by a women or a man. Again it looks like I am in the minority .

November 12, 2017 @ 6:24 AM

Cheryl

My Habs did win last night, but my Coyotes lost again. Yes again. My Cavs did win though and so did my Suns, but my Nets lost. Anyway, my Browns better win today. I don't know why they can't win, but they have to win. My Ravens have a bye week.

November 12, 2017 @ 8:02 AM

Encore+ requests

re: Toronto Mike‏
@torontomike
so many old Canadian tv shows and movies here
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH9jfFz0VzO-sqfh_TLVT7A/playlists

**

It would be fun if they added "Street Legal" (w/ Olivia Novak [Cynthia Dale]) and the "classic" hockey drama "He Shoots, He Scores". So canadian :)

November 12, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Cheryl

My Browns lost. They had a 10 to 0 lead in the beginning, but they lost. My Browns can't win. Why can't my Browns win. Anyway, my Cavs better win tonight.

November 13, 2017 @ 7:48 AM

Cheryl

I have that dreaded two-hour dentist appointment this afternoon. They have to do impressions and put a temporary crown on. It's two hours in the dreaded dentist chair.

November 13, 2017 @ 7:50 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Yesterday I saw your hard-hitting tweets and enthusiasm about a classic Canuck TV show.
I went to the same elementary school as Snake from Degrassi and one time I traded comics
with him back in 1983 or so. That's pretty much the closest I ever got to a Canadian showbiz
legend!! Well, except for that time I tuned down a half-can of pop from the drummer from Helix
at the Ex!

November 13, 2017 @ 9:17 AM

bsmntdwllr73

The previous comment should have obviously read as turned-down not tuned down!
Original version not a bad musical pun, if I do say so myself!!

November 13, 2017 @ 9:24 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

I re-watched that first Degrassi Junior High episode yesterday.... maybe the first time I had seen it in 20 years. It's the "all the way with Stephanie Kaye" episode and it was pretty great, even though Joey came across as such an asshole.

I once took a leak beside Snake at a Raptors game, but that's my brush with his greatness. I met Joey at the CNE when I worked there and let him play a few games at my booth for free. And poor Wheels... the saddest story to come from that great Canadian series.

November 13, 2017 @ 9:59 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Yes, the real life tragedy of Wheels' demise might be the quintessential cautionary tale of perhaps
why parents should think twice before allowing their children/teenagers to enter showbiz
prematurely. His appearances in an early Degrassi:TNG episode and in a Degrassi anniversary
special were heartbreaking to witness. On another Degrassi: TNG note, I found the wheel-chaired
Jimmy Brooks to be more credible and likable than his portrayer's current position as the Six's
foremost ambassador (just one dude's opinion, Folks!!) Finally, not sure if you have seen a more
recent picture of the actress who played Stephanie Kaye, but would really like to know what
happened there!! No big deal, really, as I was always much more besotted with the likes of
Caitlin and Melanie!!

November 13, 2017 @ 10:47 AM

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I've read Nicole Stoffman is a popular jazz musician in Toronto.

Here's a recent pic.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Well, she certainly looks a lot healthier in that updated photo than she did the last time I saw
a picture of her attending a Degrassi-related event.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:16 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Just read that Chuck Mosley, the singer on Faith No More's underground hit "We Care A lot",
passed away at the age of 57 due to addiction issues.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

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This reminds me that the actress who played Caitlyn Ryan promised to come on Toronto Mike'd but she lives east of the city and has young kids so the scheduling never worked out.

I should reach out to her again.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:20 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
I think at one point Stacie Mistysyn, the actress who played Caitlin Ryan, had a regular Saturday
night DJ gig alongside one of her former co-stars, Spike, in the Bloor-Lansdowne area. Wonder if they
ever ironically gave the Zit Remedy a spin or two?!?

November 13, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Another sad music world passing to report: Paul Buckmaster, the man who rose to prominence
arranging the string sections on many of Elton John's great early albums, has passed away at 71.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Beatts

I don't who did it yet, but I'm pretty sure one of you guys banged Tessa Campanelli.

November 13, 2017 @ 11:37 AM

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"You were fucking Tessa Campinelli? YOU BASTARD!"

November 13, 2017 @ 11:38 AM

Beatts

I should proof read my shit

November 13, 2017 @ 11:39 AM

Jason from Sudbury

Looking forward to the Paul Romanuk podcast. I'm sure he seen lots of interesting things and has plenty of good stories from being out on the road over the years. Mike try and see if he'll share any of them. I'm also wondering about his time in the UK.

November 13, 2017 @ 12:19 PM

markosaar

@collingwood dave,

Louis CK?..nooooo!!!. Please don't let Bill Burr be next, any Hollywood guy who has ever sexually harassed a women must be in bed quivering in the fetal position.

Sounds like it barely begins to atone for what was done in the first place...

@Neil Clarke Warren,

I must confess that 25 to 35 years ago I was never sexually harassed by a women or a man. Again it looks like I am in the minority .

Oddly I got harassed every so often as a young waiter. Completely inappropriate passes from women more than twice my age, my ass slapped several times. And then when older male waiters would notice they'd tell me they'd kick my ass if I didn't get a phone number or dared complain about it.

In my case it didn't really affect me much besides some confusion at the time. I uh ... really wasn't interested in women 20 years my senior. But they didn't exactly have power over me.

November 13, 2017 @ 12:36 PM

Urooj Islam

AA got the Braves GM Job, good for him, I will be rooting for him and the team.

November 13, 2017 @ 1:05 PM

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@Urooj Islam

Great move by Atlanta.

November 13, 2017 @ 3:51 PM

Urooj Islam

Italy and the US both not in the World Cup next year, the two most annoying international soccer fan bases.

What a great gift from the sports Gods, I gladly accept.

November 13, 2017 @ 6:17 PM

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@Urooj Islam

When it comes to disrupting Toronto traffic, I'd rank the fan bases like this:

1. Italy
2. Portugal (and Brazil, because they cheer for both countries!)
3. Greece

November 13, 2017 @ 6:22 PM

Urooj Islam

@ Toronto Mike

Haha, that's hilarious, man.

I love that you made international soccer fan Toronto traffic disruption rankings and they're totally accurate.

So funny, I smell a future post in about 6-7 months when the World Cup starts up. Go anyone but those three teams!

November 13, 2017 @ 6:44 PM

chris

Many of the flag sellers will go broke now selling for cars. ):
U.S. & Italy out - Go Cameroon.

November 13, 2017 @ 7:33 PM

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In my Catholic high school, it was 40% Italian, 40% Polish and 20% for the rest of us. So I know lots of people of Italian descent... they're feeling very sad today.

Personally, since Canada never qualifies, I root for Ireland. Ireland hasn't been in the World Cup in a while but I'm hoping they make it back this year.

November 13, 2017 @ 7:50 PM

Cheryl

Great comeback by my Cavs. They were losing so badly at the half. Great miracle comeback to win. My Suns lost though which wasn't good. My Nets hopefully will win tonight. Also in hockey I need wins by my Habs and Coyotes. Well, big long dentist appointment. It was grinding down the tooth after freezing, and impressions galore. I had to keep biting and biting. Two fricken hours in the dentist chair. Now I have this fricken temporary crown on for two weeks. The crown has a metal taste to it. Why couldn't the guy just pull the tooth. It's way at the back, and nobody could see it. Then my dentist said that if I ever have a bridge, it's four hours in the chair all at once. No way, I am never getting a bridge. No matter what happens, I won't get a bridge. My teeth are good though, but now the problems crop up.

November 14, 2017 @ 7:02 AM

James Edgar

@Neil Clarke Warren
"I must confess that 25 to 35 years ago I was never sexually harassed by a women or a man. Again it looks like I am in the minority ."

I'm in that minority as well . I had a quick look in the mirror earlier and i think i know why in my case. Hopefully you were just around a better class of people.

November 14, 2017 @ 9:09 AM

bsmntdwllr73

I've recently read a number of good new music books and figured that there was no harm in
passing some recommendations along: "Lightfoot" by Nicholas Jennings (might be a good Toronto
Mike guest?!?)
"Reckless Daughter" (A Joni Mitchell biography) by David Yaffe
"Dreaming the Beatles" by Rob Sheffield
and "Chuck D Presents This Day In Rap" All four of these books were a good read!

November 14, 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Anonymass

Geeze my LV Golden Showers sure let the diaper get heavy by letting in 8 goals to the Edmonton Greasers.They will win their next game,I know they will for sure.Both my elbows are sore today again.

November 15, 2017 @ 3:05 AM

Cheryl

My Habs and Coyotes both lost, but my Habs at least went to overtime. That's great. My Nets also lost. Nothing good happened in sports. I really hope my Cavs win tonight. I need them to win. I really don't like this temporary crown. It sucks. The tooth doesn't hurt, but it feels really weird and it has this metal taste to it. I should have just been strong and said pull the tooth. It's my mouth. I should be able to have control of my mouth.

November 15, 2017 @ 6:56 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Anonymass
Sorry to hear about your sports-fan related injury!! Let's hope that you don't develop any
Carpal tunnel syndrome, wouldn't want you to be unable to provide us with your inspirational
sports updates. Then again, I guess you could always use voice command to get your sunny,
positive vibes across! Keep up the good work and a quick recovery as well!!

November 15, 2017 @ 9:54 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Saw your Twitter comments regarding the old CRTC spoken-word requirements and it has me
waxing nostalgic for how commercial radio used to be up until the turn of the century. "The Six
O'Clock Rock Report" on Q107, "Music Notes At Six"on Htz Fm, "Live In Toronto" on The Edge, etc..
I looked forward to listening to each of these programs regularly and would often have multiple
radios tuned simultaneously!! Sure, now there are plenty of other ways to receive similar content,
but for me, it's just not the same. At least Alan Cross is still hanging in their with his version of
Music Infotainment!!

November 15, 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Jason from Sudbury

I miss Music Notes at 6 on CHTZ. I miss some onf the old crew there too. Joe Cahill, Diane Daniels, KK, and of course Iron Mike.
Speaking of former CHTZ hosts,and also Q107, whatever happened to Gonzo? I remember he was in Ottawa at the Bear before Corus fucked it all up and changed it over to a shitty top 40 station.

November 15, 2017 @ 10:17 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

We spoke about this spoken-word requirement in the episode with Scot Turner. It really did force programmers to come up with some interesting shows, like Live in Toronto or The Six O'Clock Rock Report.

My tweet was because I'm reading John Gallagher's new book and he writes about all the stations that used to have morning sports commentaries.

Bill Stephenson on CFRB
Fred Patterson on CFNY
Rick Hodge on CHUM-FM
Bryan Henderson on CHUM
and John Gallagher on Q-107

November 15, 2017 @ 10:18 AM

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@Jason from Sudbury

He's at Boom in Ottawa: http://www.boom997.com/gonzo/

November 15, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Anxiously awaiting imminent delivery of Mr. Gallagher's book at my local library branch!
Curious if it will contain confirmation of a tawdry tale that was once alluded to by Frank
Magazine back in the day!! (On second thought, it probably won't!!!)
P.S., might it be possible to find out if he was indeed a subject of the Toronto Star's Dating Diaries
last year. I believe that 12:36 posted info confirming this.

November 15, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

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@bsmntdwllr73

I'm asking John about the dating diaries... that episode records Friday.

November 15, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@Mike
Thanks for being on top of things!! That old Frank story I teased in my previous comment
probably wouldn't be suitable family entertainment!! Perhaps Toronto Mike: After Dark or TM:Blue!!!

November 15, 2017 @ 10:34 AM

H.o.E.

@chris - The flag sellers may not be selling as many of the 'Eye-talian' (as Mike Richards pronounces it) flags next summer with them not qualifying. But I don't remember ever seeing a U.S. flag on anyone's car in the GTA.
And other than the countries Mike mentions, I can't think of any others who block traffic. I seem to see a lot of German (despite very rarely running into any recent German immigrants or hearing the language spoken) and England flags, but never heard of them blocking traffic. But obviously there's no 'Wee Britain' area where they would congregate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95QeRGbVqBY

I can't pretend to be interested or cheer for another country. I'll watch if and when Canada ever qualifies again by beating out the places mentioned in "Lawyers, Guns and Money" (I hadn't thought of that song in a long time, until I heard it used coming back from a break on 1050 this morning where Matt Cauz was apparently filling in for Landsberg).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgGginnySMs

-Regarding scanning the radio dial and getting strange stations, I heard a Philadelphia news station on 1060 AM while in a window seat on a GO bus on the QEW on a Sunday night recently.

November 15, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

bsmntdwllr73

@H.o.E.
I hope that the version of "Lawyers, Guns and Money" that you heard coming back from commercial break on 1050 this morning was the original version and not the censored, abridged version from Mr.
Zevon's initial "Greatest Hit(!) compilation (final verse omitted, if I do recall!). You probably couldn't tell
as I'm quite sure that only the chorus hook was played!

November 15, 2017 @ 11:36 AM

bsmntdwllr73

Attention Stone Temple Pilot Fans: The band has announced one-time reality show contestant
Jeff Gutt as their new singer and have released a track called "Meadow". It can be found on
Rolling Stone.com. This dude appears to fill Scott Weiland's shoes quite admirably. A new album
will be released in 2018.

November 15, 2017 @ 1:37 PM

bsmntdwllr73

Ah, sorry 'bout dropping the "s" in the Pilots part of STP's name!!

November 15, 2017 @ 1:39 PM

Cheryl

My Cavs won last night. This is great. I hope they keep it going. Tonight Coyotes at Habs. My two favourite teams. It will be a great hockey game.

November 16, 2017 @ 7:06 AM

Javed jafri

Have to be honest. Have not been able to listen to many of the KOTJ padsasts but I was looking at the playlists and some excellent selections like Ambulance blues by Neil Young, Wreckless Eric, Nick Drake and so many more. I have made the playlist a favourite and I think it should be easily accessible from the TM home page tho I would maybe not update the latest episode until there is another one.

November 16, 2017 @ 7:28 AM

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@Javed jafri

A listener maintains the KOTJ spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12FvqbsAjsDItCTT717AE6U4FplHHhHBTx8uY03QJpC0/edit?usp=sharing

He posts the playlists one week after each episode is recorded. So for one week there are no spoilers! You're right, I should link to it from somewhere on the home page.

Yesterday, Stephen Stanley came by to kick out the jams and it was a treat. I suppose I'm my own target audience.. it's precisely the kind of show I would love.

November 16, 2017 @ 8:19 AM

Abner

By the way "Santa's secret Workshop" where floats and parade stuff are stored is located in a building at the east side of the CNE. Don't tell Cheryl

November 16, 2017 @ 8:55 AM

Urooj Islam

John Gallagher tomorrow!

I love cocaine stories!

November 16, 2017 @ 12:34 PM

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